Faith moved Mormon pioneers while hope anchored them, Elder Marcus B. Nash says at Sunrise Service

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  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    July 25, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    "These were not groups of young and reckless adventurers, nor were they isolated families or groups of families. They were literally villages on the march . . . "

    Absolutely true. Which was a big advantage for the Mormon pioneers and made the crossing easier for them than for the "gentiles." A couple of other things made it easier. They traveled a shorter distance than most, and when the Mormons left in 1847 and later, the trail had mostly been blazed for them. Even the trek down Emigration Canyon was easier, thanks to the efforts of the Donner Party. Frankly, I think non-Mormon pioneers had a lot of faith, too. Maybe we ought to give them some credit for making our burdens lighter.

  • Richard Larson Galt, CA
    July 24, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    If "faith" moved them and "faith" anchored them,
    how did they get anywhere???