Following the Pioneers

    “Following the Pioneers,” Friend, July 2020, 2–3

    From the First Presidency

    Following the Pioneers

    Adapted from “Following the Pioneers,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 72–74.

    Friend Magazine, 2020/07 Jul

    Illustrations by Adam Koford

    Once I walked along several trails where the early Church pioneers walked on their way to the Salt Lake Valley. I felt very humble to walk where the pioneers walked. But it’s not as important to walk where they walked as it is to live like they lived.

    The pioneers stepped forward with faith into a new religion, a new land, and a new way of doing things. They trusted God. We need faith too.

    They followed what their leaders asked them to do. We need to be obedient too.

    They used their talents and worked together to build Zion. We need to be unified too.

    They didn’t leave anyone behind. They made sure to include those who were having trouble on the trail. We need to be inclusive too.

    We can honor the pioneers by following their examples.

    I Can Be a Pioneer

    Friend Magazine, 2020/07 Jul

    Anyone who leads the way to help make life better for others is a pioneer.

    As you pass through each circle in the maze, read the ways you can be a pioneer!

    • By learning something new.

    • By helping start a good tradition.

    • By teaching my family about the gospel.

    • By doing things to build my eternal family.