[illustration] The Friend cover: Following the Savior’s crucifixion and resurrection in Jerusalem, the Nephite people in the Americas heard a voice bearing witness of Jesus Christ. “They cast their eyes up … ; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe” (3 Ne. 11:8). For the events leading up to this visit of Jesus Christ to the Nephites, see “Book of Mormon Stories,” page 14. (Painting: Christ Appearing in the Western Hemisphere, by Arnold Friberg.)