Monday, July 21, 2008

Mormon Pioneers

My daughter is going on a 3-day Pioneer Trek with several hundred other youth from our church. They will pull handcarts and retrace 17 miles of rough path through Wyoming that the early Mormon Pioneers took on their way west to find religious freedom.

We are all pioneers in some ways. We each have those who have gone before us and paved the way for us to follow. Some made the paths for us easier and some left them more difficult.

On our own journeys we must pull the handcart and sometimes we will be blessed to have the aid of others. We may experience fatigue and sorrow along the way. There will be rainy, dusty and windy days as well as times of blue skies and pleasant surroundings.

As we turn to the Lord he helps us along the way. He will lead us, guide us and walk beside us.

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