Volume 12 Number 6

[illustration] On the cover: Painting by Dan Baxter, 34″ by 22″, oil on canvas, 1982. See page 24 for a special group of articles on family organizations.

[illustration] Inside front cover: Painting by Frederick Schafer, 14″ by 22″, oil on canvas. Located in the Church Historical Department.

This landscape by Frederick Schafer shows the Salt Lake Valley around 1888, with the Tabernacle and partially completed Salt Lake Temple in the right foreground.

[illustration] Inside back cover: Crossing the Platte, by Harold Hopkinson, 24″ by 48″, oil on canvas, 1984.

Led by Brigham Young, the original company of pioneers reached the present-day site of Casper, Wyoming, in June of 1847. After considerable difficulty, they successfully crossed the river using rafts.

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Contents

Special Features

 

First Presidency Message: Constancy amid Change President N. Eldon Tanner

 

Christ and the Creation Elder Bruce R. McConkie

 

How Beautiful to Live in These Times and Be Prepared! Elder F. Enzio Busche

 

Moroni’s Promise Carolyn Manning Brink

 

Family Organizations: For the Fun of It! The Roundup Reunion Lucille C Skanchy Remembering Christopher Layton: A Report from an Ancestral Family Organization Noel R. Barton When Your Family Isn’t LDS Harvey C. Greenhalgh, Jr. Hold Fast the Heritage Lillian S. Hinton

 

The Branch at Scotia Place Rubina Rivers Forester

 

A Song of the Heart Connee Garrett

 

How the Bible Came to Be: Part 5, Glimmers of Light in Darkness Lenet H. Read

 

Using the New Bible Dictionary in the LDS Edition Robert J. Matthews

 

The Receiving End of Giving Walter L. Maughan

 

Breaking Up without Going to Pieces: When Dating Doesn’t End in Marriage M. Gawain Wells

 

Helping Children Help Colleen Whitley

 

Now That I’m a Grandmother … Mildred Barther

 

A Sense of Perspective Carol B. Olsen

 

Regular Features

 

I Have a Question Arthur R. Bassett Eric Jay Olson

 

Poetry Joseph Pam Bookstaber Carthage Donnell Hunter Threshold Katrina Mahoney

 

Mormon Journal “Set the Table, God Will Provide” Dorothy F. Haskins More Than a Garden Caren Beal Reunion with Gladys Shirlye Stewart

 

Sharing

 

Random Sampler

 

News of the Church

 

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