Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mark the Date

Just a heads up, be sure to mark your calendars for July 15th which will be our trek wrap up fireside.  You won't want to miss the fun of our pioneer slide show, speakers to remind you of our journey and seeing members of your family at one last trek event.

We hope everyone will be there!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Congratulations, you did it!!

Welcome Home All!!

We're glad you made it back in one piece and hope you grew closer to Heavenly Father through this youth conference.  It wasn't easy, it wasn't always very clean, but thankfully the food was pretty good.   Sometimes it was funny and sometimes there were tears, but you made it and that's something amazing.  Great job, we're proud of you all.

We missed you and hope you had a fabulous experience on trek.

Also, for all those who made trek possible whether you were in the thick of the action or behind the scenes, thank you so much for all of your work. 

Thanks for the families who prayed for trekkers and for leaders who encouraged youth to take a chance on trek.  Thanks for parents who purchased and packed needed items and for Ma's and Pa's who took time out of their busy lives to parent other people's children along the trails.  Thanks for those who planned and prepared activities and for those that smiled and helped a good attitude shine even when things were tough.  Thanks for those who cooked...we loooove those who cooked.  Thanks for youth who jumped in when help was needed and who cheered each other on day after day, mile after mile. 

What a miraculous thing to see an entire stake come together person by person to weave an amazing event that will long be remembered with smiles (and maybe a tear or two, but hopefully the happy kind).

Without your efforts, trek would not have been the experience that it was.  We love you all and we're grateful for all that you did to make it possible.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wyoming here we come...

Tomorrow is the day!

A couple of reminders just so you don't forget.

*Tonight (Wednesday, the 27th) is the equipment weigh in at the stake center at 5:30 pm.  Bring your fully packed bucket as well as your sleeping stuff to check in.

*Tomorrow (Thursday, the 28th) meet bright and early, dressed in your pioneer clothes at the stake center at 5:00 am.  Be sure to eat a good breakfast before you come and bring your sack lunch with you.  The only meal provided this day will be dinner so bring your lunch or you'll be hungry.

*Parents and leaders, if you need to contact someone who is on trek for any reason you can call President Nielson.  He will be able to get in contact with trekkers and relay any essential information.
(President Nielson's # is 801-455-7616)

We look forward to trekking with you!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's time to trek!!!

In  few short days...


In a few short days we'll be...


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Children coming to the promised land

Children, youth and adults alike shared the painful and treasured moments that littered the pathway to Zion. 

Here's a tragically beautiful true story from pioneer times about a young girl crossing the plains.

In less than 10 days we will be walking these trails

Are you ready to get your trek on?