Sunday, July 27, 2014

Three Days of Pioneer Stories at the Visitors' Center

3 Nephi 22:13
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Over 1,000 children visited the Mesa Temple Visitors' Center  from July 24th through July 26th.  They were taught about the faith of pioneer ancestors, sang songs, and participated in pioneer activities.  Children, with their parents, grandparents and friends came to the event.  Many wore pioneer dress and enjoyed interacting with the sister missionaries as they went on an imaginary "Pioneer Trek", and heard stories from the past.
Pioneer missionaries from New Zealand, Utah, Peru, Germany and Tonga prepare for the Story Hour

The children taught by missionaries from Peru and Utah

Missionaries from New Zealand and Utah

Singing "If you're happy and you know it, Push your cart!"

On the "Pioneer Trek"

Arizona Mesa Missionaries bring friends and participate

Pictures to color of "Betsy Buttons" and "Buster Buttons"

Elder and Sister Ballard share their love while "shepherding" the little ones

A family affair for many who attended

Little Pioneers

Utah and Peruvian sisters welcome children

Children enjoy posing with pioneer sisters

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