“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 1977, 1EnsignFebruary 1977Volume 7 Number 2ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: “Choose Ye This Day”President Marion G. RomneyAlma the ElderArthur R. BassettReverence in the Church: A New Long-range EmphasisArea Conferences from Monterrey to SantiagoIt’s a Young Church in … MexicoOrson Scott CardUnconventional ConventionGordon IrvingCentral America: Saints in Six Nations Grow in the GospelColombiaVenezuelaMario G. EcheverriEcuadorPeruBoliviaChileSteven J. IversonGreat-Grandfather’s FamilyDavis BittonA Prophet Touched My LifeAndrew WordenRuth Hale: High Drama and a Great Sense of HumorLaurie J. Wilson“A Strange Thing in the Land”: The Return of the Book of Enoch, Part 9Hugh Nibley“I Had a Mother Who Read to MeAnn Moulton JohnsonThey Collected LegendsFranklin S. Harris IIIRegular FeaturesI Have a QuestionH. Dean GarrettG. Hugh AlIredCarma CutlerMormon Journal“2,000 People Are Praying for You” Lyn NiemeyerProdigal Parents Jo CastletonPoetryWithout Benefit of Roses D. J. HarperA Trilogy Companionship Vernice Wineera PereThe Daisies Kathleen SpillmanRandom SamplerDiscovery“Had You Stood in the Presence of Peter”: A Letter from Oliver Cowdery to Phineas Young, 1846 Ronald G. WattThe Macks of Marlow A. Gary AndersonMirthrightInsightsCommentFive Ways to Bear TestimonyKenneth L. HigbeeNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Saints, scenery, and artifacts from Mexico and Central and South AmericaInside front cover: The Council of the Twelve Apostles. Seated, left to right, are Elder Mark E. Petersen, President Ezra Taft Benson, and Elder Delbert L. Stapley. Standing, left to right, are Elders Boyd K. Packer, Thomas S. Monson, LeGrand Richards, Marvin J. Ashton, Howard W. Hunter, Bruce R. McConkie, Gordon B. Hinckley, L. Tom Perry, and David B. Haight. Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten.Inside back cover: King Lamoni under the Power of God, Ronald Crosby, oil. Lamoni’s queen pleads with Ammon to restore her husband as he lies unconscious and apparently dead. Because of her faith in Ammon’s word that he would revive at a given time, she resisted her counselors’ advice to place him in a sepulchre. (See Alma 19.) Copyright 1965 by Deseret Book Co., from The Book of Mormon Story by Mary Pratt Parrish. Used by permission.