Monday, July 23, 2012

We're Home!

We arrived home early in the evening
last Saturday from our stake youth conference:
"Arise and Shine ForthTrek 2012
As you can see, we made it.
I'll add pictures and more info over the coming days.

Ma and Pa Blair

From 1856 to 1860, ten handcart companies ventured to what is now Salt Lake City.  Eight arrived in a timely manner, but the Willie and Martin companies struggled, leaving late, and encountering sever winter weather.

Our experience is not like theirs, but our four-day trek gave us a glimpse of what they encountered.  We learned to have "faith in every footstep" and to "look to God and live."  The whole adventure was amazing, hard, and spiritual at the same time.  We made new friends and got closer to God. We were grateful to have been asked to participate.

"Let all the people of  the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
and those who journey with them,
be organized into companies,
with a covenant and promise
to keep all the commandments
and statutes of the Lord our God.
And this shall be our covenant--
that we will walk
in all the ordinances of the Lord."

1 comment:

  1. Glad you made it! We have fond memories of being a Ma and Pa four years ago. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your experience.