Our Ongoing Legacy of Pioneers
    Footnotes

    “Our Ongoing Legacy of Pioneers,” Liahona, July 2019

    Our Ongoing Legacy of Pioneers

    pioneer girl

    Illustration by Dan Burr

    In July of 1847, the first company of pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley after having trekked across the American West in search of a new home where the Saints could worship the Lord free of persecution. Many members in North America can trace their heritage back to these pioneer ancestors. But for most members of the Church worldwide, their pioneer heritage began elsewhere, either with recent ancestors who joined the Church or perhaps even with themselves as they became the first person in their family, community, or nation to embrace the gospel.

    This month, as we celebrate our pioneer ancestry, you could ask yourself: Where did my legacy of faith begin? What sacrifices did the pioneers in my ancestry make to dedicate their lives to the Church? How can I honor and share their legacy? What can I do to help others understand and honor their own pioneer ancestry?

    Except as noted,* these and other images from the Church History Museum international art competitions can be seen online at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/go/71921.

    Woman Holding Book of Mormon and Basket of Flowers

    Woman Holding Book of Mormon and Basket of Flowers, by Jubal Aviles Saenz

    Building Now for Eternity

    Building Now for Eternity, by Sylvia Huege de Serville

    Awake, Awake, Put on Thy Beautiful Garments

    Awake, Awake, Put on Thy Beautiful Garments, by Natalie Ann Hunsaker

    The Visit

    The Visit, by Chu Chu

    Joseph William Billy Johnson: Holiness to the Lord

    * Joseph William Billy Johnson: Holiness to the Lord, by Emmalee Rose Glauser Powell

    Family Reading

    Family Reading, by Jose Manuel Valencia Arellano

    A Stop along the Way

    A Stop along the Way, by Carmelo Juan Cuyutupa Cannares

    The Fruit of Joy

    The Fruit of Joy, by Nanako Hayashi