Levi went on a "pioneer trek" reenactment this summer. It's a way for the youth to get a better sense of what the Mormon pioneers did and went through as they were driven out of many states because of what they believed. There are so many sad and terrible stories that happened to the pioneers along their journeys. But there were also many miracles. The spirit of those miracles is what I pray Levi gained from this trip.
They walked over 30 miles, pushed handcarts, played pioneer games, sang, had devotionals, and much more all while trying to be as authentic as possible. They acted, ate, and dressed the part with the exception of wearing good shoes and sunscreen.
The youth and leaders met up at the church early in the morning before heading off in a bus to start their trek in Wyoming.
This was the "family" that he was assigned to.
The following are picture that someone from our Stake took. I'll let Levi describe them later. But I'll end my part of this journaling with what the trek mission statement was:
“As beneficiaries of a rich legacy of faith, passed down to us by devoted and stalwart pioneers; we resolve to honor and do our part to preserve that legacy as we “Turn our Hearts” to those noble pioneers by walking in their footsteps and sharing their stories of faith, sacrifice and obedience.
Our desire is to experience increased appreciation for these steadfast and faithful saints and, in turn, develop a greater perspective and determination to meet the challenges we will encounter in our own lives, that we may likewise leave a rich legacy of faith for those that follow us.
May our faith include the assurance that we are beloved sons and daughters of God and that He will sustain us through the trials we will face just as He did those noble pioneers who came before us.”