Experience for yourself the faith and determination of the pioneers.
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Increase your understanding of the trials, triumphs, and faithful influence of the Latter-Day Saint pioneers who pushed and pulled handcarts to the Salt Lake Valley in the mid-1800s. Why were the pioneers willing to make such great sacrifices? What can we learn from them today?
TREK SCRIPTURE & THEME
Surprise Trek 2018
“Look unto me in every thought;
doubt not, fear not.”
Doctrine & Covenants 6:36
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ prepares you for whatever life brings.
-Dallin H. Oaks
WALK FOR A PIONEER
We asked you to research a name of someone you can walk in behalf of. This can be an ancestor that journeyed to Zion, or someone who was a pioneer in a different way.
We encourage you to spend some time finding a name and learning about that person.
POINTS OF INTERST
Check out points of interest with this interactive map on LDS.org
"The pioneer exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, began February 4, 1846....
Each pioneer who walked from the Mississippi River to the Great Salt Lake took millions of steps to travel that distance. In total, billions of footsteps of faith were taken by our pioneers."
M. Russell Ballard
Surprise Stake Trek will be June 6-9, 2018
B A C K G R O U N D
Between 1856 to 1860, nearly 3,000 Latter-day Saint pioneers embarked on a journey across America to settle in the Salt Lake Valley using handcarts.
These faithful saints pulled their handcarts and
trekked more than 1000 miles in harsh weather conditions, extreme terrain and tested their mental,
physical and spiritual stamina.
They met these trials with great faith.