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Honoring the Pioneers | 24 July 2022

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Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Today is the 175th anniversary of the pioneers entering the Salt Lake valley. Learn about them and how you can follow in their footsteps.

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Yea, blessed are they whose feet stand upon the land of Zion, who have obeyed my gospel; for they shall receive for their reward the good things of the earth, and it shall bring forth in its strength.Doctrine and Covenants 59:3

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You pioneers must have the same faith in every footstep as the pioneers of the past. One important step of faith for you as a pioneer is to resist going along with the crowd in ways that would lead you astray. A modern pioneer also encourages others to stay on course. When you lead out in righteousness, others will follow you.Janette Hales Beckham

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This Day in Church History

1847: Brigham Young enters the Salt Lake Valley, the journey from Winter Quarters having taken him 111 days. Having been ill with Colorado Tick Fever, he is one of the last of the pioneer company to enter the valley. That same day, those who had arrived on July 22 begin planting crops.
1857: While celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Saints’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young receives word that U.S. President James Buchanan is sending an army against the Saints in Utah.
1929: The Czechoslovak Mission is organized.
1975: President Spencer W. Kimball dedicates the new 28-story Church Office Building in Salt Lake City.

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How can we be like the pioneers today?

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