Trek

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June 04, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
While no two treks are ever the same, most Church members who have been on one will recognize these 10 people amongst their trek families.
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July 27, 2018 07:16 PM MDT
This month's edition of weekly FHE lessons is based on the new family movie Trek, which follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Each lesson includes a scene from movie to watch and discuss. Your whole family will laugh along and be inspired by Trek: The Movie, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.
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July 23, 2018 09:07 AM MDT
Most Church members today don’t realize the depth of mistrust and resentment some Mormon pioneers harbored toward the United States in 1846 and 1847. When the Mormons arrived in the Great Basin, they were actually arriving in northern Mexico. They purposely crossed an international border and were fleeing the United States.
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July 21, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
A spectrum of emotions is experienced while on an LDS trek. Here are a few of our favorites. Please share your favorite trek experiences in the comments below.
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July 20, 2018 06:17 PM MDT
This month's edition of weekly FHE lessons is based on the new family movie Trek, which follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Each lesson includes a scene from movie to watch and discuss. Your whole family will laugh along and be inspired by Trek: The Movie, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.
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July 19, 2018 08:15 AM MDT
For those parents who struggle with getting their kids to unplug long enough to learn from the amazing heritage we have as Church members, here are a couple of ideas to help spark your children’s interest in the pioneers:
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July 13, 2018 02:31 PM MDT
This month's edition of weekly FHE lessons is based on the new family movie Trek, which follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Each lesson includes a scene from movie to watch and discuss. Your whole family will laugh along and be inspired by Trek: The Movie, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.
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June 29, 2018 09:28 AM MDT
This month's edition of weekly FHE lessons is based on the new family movie Trek, which follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Each lesson includes a scene from movie to watch and discuss. Your whole family will laugh along and be inspired by Trek: The Movie, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.
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By  LDS Living
June 21, 2018 09:07 AM MDT
Pioneer treks are a common summer activity for Church members around the world, allowing them to experience, if even partially, the challenges the earliest pioneers faced in searching for religious freedom in the 1800s. Opportunities abound to learn how suffering and sacrifice brings one close to the Savior. Walking in the pioneers’ footsteps, participants can feel empathy for those who heeded the call to gather to Zion.
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June 18, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
Ahhh trek. That Mormon right of passage that no one can successfully explain to people who haven't had this unique experience. Yes, we pack up handcarts, don bonnets and wide-brimmed hats, and walk across the desert. But there's so much more to trek than that.
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By  LDS Living
June 02, 2018 09:25 AM MDT
Does your child have a pioneer trek coming up this summer? Or are you a "ma" or "pa"? Deseret Book has you covered! Everything that you need, from suspenders to skirts, can be found in stores or online today.
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By  LDS Living
April 18, 2018 06:41 PM MDT
Forbes recently published an article about the new Mormon movie Trek which came out in theaters on April 6. The author, Frank Miniter, says that the film is "a narrative feature film that follows a group of Mormon teens who all agreed to hand over their phones to go on a trek," and that it's "worth a look" because "it focuses in on the real experiences our teens need . . . to help them grow into mature, happy adults."
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April 06, 2018 02:42 PM MDT
Curious about the origins of trek re-enactments before you hit up Trek: The Movie in theaters this weekend? Look no further.
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By  LDS Living
March 09, 2018 05:00 PM MST
What happens when a Mormon who grew up outside LDS culture gets exposed to trek for the first time? Hilarity ensues.
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February 28, 2018 04:26 PM MST
The LDS Film Festival is well underway with events and showings beginning Monday, February 26th, and running through Saturday, March 3. From animated videos, short films, and full-length movies, the festival offers an array of options for film aficionados.
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By  LDS Living
January 31, 2018 04:36 PM MST
A new feature film, Trek: The Movie, is set to appear in theaters soon. Written by veteran Hollywood screenwriters David Howard (writer of Galaxy Quest) and Jon Enos, this family comedy follows a group of LDS teens as they stumble their way through the sagebrush looking for their pioneer heritage and their own testimonies. Alan Peterson, producer/director of the Christmas Dress and one of the stars of The Cokeville Miracle, is the director.
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January 15, 2018 04:00 PM MST
On November 14-18, 2017, the Baja 1000 motorsports race hosted its 50th-anniversary event. Nineteen riders signed up to race in the Ironman class as motorcyclists. Only five finished.
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By  LDS Living
April 19, 2017 02:57 PM MDT
A new feature film, tentatively titled TREK, is set to go into production this summer. Written by veteran Hollywood screenwriters David Howard and Jon Enos, this family comedy follows a group of LDS teens as they stumble their way through the sagebrush looking for their pioneer heritage and their own testimonies. Alan Peterson, producer/director of last year’s Christmas Dress and one of the stars of The Cokeville Miracle, will direct.
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July 06, 2016 05:59 PM MDT
At 25 feet by 25 feet wide and 30 feet high, this replica of the Payson Utah Temple was built in one day by the combined efforts of dozens of LDS youth.
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By  LDS Living
June 21, 2016 08:15 PM MDT
A mother of two young children, Meaghan Lee Querry Blair began suffering from heat stroke symptoms after hiking nearly seven miles in 95-degree heat during her stake's first day of trek.
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October 24, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
I know humility is a virtue all Mormons want to cultivate, but I'd like to pause for a moment and recognize that we Mormons do some pretty incredible and freakin' awesome things. No wonder we're often ahead of the times when it comes to popular trends. Sure, maybe not all of the unusual things Mormons do as a "peculiar people" catch on, but here are just a few things Mormons not only loved, but perfected, before they were ever a "thing." Share the ones we may have missed in the comments below!
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August 31, 2015 02:45 PM MDT
Magellan circumnavigated the Earth. A man named Jon Sanders circumnavigated Antarctica.
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August 11, 2015 09:01 PM MDT
MR says: This story truly shows the pioneer spirit of people coming together and using their talents and resources to create life-changing experiences.
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July 08, 2014 01:00 PM MDT
When the Mr. and I were called back in February to be a “ma” and “pa” for our Stake Trek, I remember thinking, “Perfect. That’s nearly 5 months to get myself physically ready. Plenty of time to prepare.”
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March 07, 2012 03:51 PM MST
This was a rut I was grateful to be stuck in one crisp, blue-sky morning in western Wyoming. Standing deep in a trough on a sparsely wooded hill overlooking the North Platte River near the outskirts of Guernsey, I felt the earth rumble as oxen mooed, whips cracked, and covered wagons creaked up the steep rutted incline hauling heavy loads of the essentials, and the trivial. Hardened women in bonnets and long skirts followed coughing in the dust, and men in hats on horses yelled at their livestock and encouraged children and the old staggering to keep pace. Among this rolling wave of humanity were hundreds of poor English and Scandinavian Mormons on foot who had no idea what awaited them in October of 1856 as they pushed and pulled two-wheeled carts with bloody hands ever-onward to Zion and the Valley of the Salt Lake for 1,300 tiresome miles in the ultimate test of their faith.
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July 05, 2011 02:09 PM MDT
On a recent Friday night when their peers were probably hanging out at the mall or posting on Facebook, some 150 Mormon teens pulled 10,400-pound covered handcarts for seven miles through Connecticut's Mohawk State Forest.
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