Pioneer Day

If you’re LDS, then I’m sure you’ve heard that story. But it gets me every time. Especially to hear it told by President Hinckley. I appreciate all the pioneers who made those sacrifices so that we could worship freely. They were so brave and so strong. I don’t know how they did it, but I’m sure glad they did.

I don’t have direct ancestors who crossed the plains or were early Saints in the church, but I do have parents who were, in a sense, “modern-day” pioneers. In their early 20s, they both converted to the gospel, against their families and friends wishes. They sought out the truth and because of it, were married for eternity. It changed my family’s life for the better and I am so grateful that they took those brave steps of conversion. I am grateful for them and hope that I can also live as a modern-day pioneer to follow in their footsteps.

So, since this practically sounds like a Relief Society lesson already, I want to ask YOU… How are you going to become more like a “modern-day” pioneer?

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  1. mom
    mom says:

    Read your comments and listened to Pres. Hinkley’s talk and wept out of gratitude for what all the early Saints did in our behalf. Thanks for sharing this special message on Pioneer Day. Hope you and all the family out in UT have a safe and wonderful holiday. much love, mom


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