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10 Inspiring Latter-day Saint Quotes to Help Celebrate Pioneer Day

Today marks and commemorates the sacrifices and unshakable faith of the early Latter-day Saint pioneers that made the perilous journey to the Utah valley. To help celebrate this special day, we’ve compiled a list of 10 inspirational quotes about the pioneers. If we missed one of your favorites, let us know in the comments section below! We are all required …

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Latter-day Saint Leaders Honor Pioneers of Past and Present

Latter-day Saint Leaders Honor Pioneers of Past and Present

Each July 24th, Latter-day Saints in Utah and around the world celebrate Pioneer Day, an official holiday that the U.S. state celebrates to commemorate the first group of the faith’s pioneers that arrived in the Salt Lake Valley nearly 175 years ago. Church Newsroom and other media outlets recently spent time with several of the faith’s leaders at This Is …

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Pioneer Day FHE Lesson – Sing As You Walk

This Pioneer Day FHE Lesson helps us honor the heritage of faith the pioneers left us while learning how to take on hard journeys in our own lives with zeal.  Scripture Doctrine & Covenants 127:17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see …

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Pioneer Day FHE Lesson – How to Have Pioneer Zeal

Pioneer Day FHE Lesson - How to Have Pioneer Zeal

This pioneer day FHE lesson is about how we can have great zeal and faith like the pioneers.    Scripture Alma 27:27 And they were among the people of Nephi, and also numbered among the people who were of the church of God. And they were also distinguished for their zeal towards God, and also towards men; for they were perfectly honest and …

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Brigham Young is BACK, Just in Time for Pioneer Day

Brigham Young is BACK, Just in Time for Pioneer Day

This year marks the 170th anniversary of Pioneer Day. A Utah State holiday, Pioneer Day celebrates the Latter-day Saints arrival into the Salt Lake Valley after their 1,200-mile pioneer trek “out of the country” to flee religious persecution. Brigham Young led the way, helping the Saints find religious freedom, tame a desert, and establish over 400 communities up and down …

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‘Hamilton’ Broadway Star to Perform With Mormon Tabernacle Choir

‘Hamilton’ Broadway Star to Perform With Mormon Tabernacle Choir

News Release from Mormon Newsroom An artist known for his recent performance as George Washington in the Broadway show ‘Hamilton’ will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their Pioneer Day concerts. Christopher Jackson will be the guest artist for two gala performances in “Music for a Summer Evening” on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and …

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Your Daily Dose of LDS Inspiration! – July 24, 2016

Scripture “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” – Matthew 10:38 Quote “Do you, like the pioneers, have the courage and the consistency to be true to the faith and endure to the end?” – Dallin H. Oaks Video Meme This Day in LDS History 1847: Brigham Young enters the Salt Lake Valley, …

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This Haunting Story from the Trek West Will Make You Cry

This Haunting Story from the Trek West Will Make You Cry

Artwork by Julie Rogers While we remember and reverence the sacrifices made by the early pioneers of the Church, we often forget their individual stories. However, once you hear this story of a Danish family in the ill-fated Willie handcart company, you’ll be touched forever. Jens and Elsie Nielson lived an idyllic life in the lush countryside of Denmark when …

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How to Help Your Child Have a Pioneering Spirit

How to Help Your Child Have a Pioneering Spirit

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a great appreciation for the early pioneers. Whether someone has pioneer ancestry or not, we can all be inspired by their sacrifices and dedication. However, in today’s modern society, it may seem hard to instill in your family the values so embedded in the pioneer lifestyle. Here are some …

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Preparing for Pioneer Day: Make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar!

Preparing for Pioneer Day: Make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar!

Every year, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate Pioneer Day. Pioneer Day commemorates the arrival of the Saints into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847 after a treacherous trek west. Typical activities include pioneer crafts, cooking, and more! Here’s an easy idea for homemade butter in a mason jar. It is perfect for …

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