Tuesday, July 13, 2010


In June, Eve and I had the opportunity to accompany the youth as adult support for their Pioneer Trek. There were over 200 trekers. Eve served as the nurse, attending to sprains, broken toe, burns, belly aches, heat exhaustion, dehydration and multiple other ailments. Steve had the opportunity to portray our ancestor, Luke S. Johnson, all during the event.

Why did we go?
  • To gain a little bit of insight and appreciation for what the pioneers went through as they migrated to the west, seeking freedom from persecution.
What did we learn?
  • Walking in the sun for 3 days, in 95+ weather, with no shade, is more difficult than we ever imagined.
  • We can't do it alone. We came to rely and count on all the members of our company.
  • We are not alone. The blessings of our Heavenly Father were evident as we struggled along the trail.
  • We are eternally grateful for the sacrifices of those that went before. They had to have been a rugged, dedicated and determined people to endure, persevere and press forward.
Was it fun?
  • There was fun to be had. But, the trek was a lot of work, hard work. We were all exhausted at the end.

Was it worth it?


1 comment:

Kristen Moss said...

Cool... I am not sad that I didn't get to go, but I am truly grateful I get to learn from your experiences.