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"To be a Latter-day Saint is to be a pioneer, for the definition of a pioneer is “one who goes before to prepare or open up the way for others to follow.”"
"The path of a pioneer is not easy, but we follow in the footsteps of the ultimate Pioneer—even the Savior—who went before, showing us the way to follow.
“Come, follow me,” He invited. (Luke 18:22)
“I am the way, the truth, and the life,” He declared. (John 14:6)
“Come unto me,” He called. (John 7:37; see also 3 Nephi 9:22)"
"As we seek to build Zion in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, and in our countries, may we remember the resolute courage and abiding faith of those who gave their all that we might enjoy the blessings of the restored gospel, with its hope and promise through the Atonement of Jesus Christ."
~President Thomas S. Monson
(Painting: "Pioneer Family Kneeling in Snow" by Michael T. Malm)