Monday, August 8, 2011

Trek 2011.

We returned Saturday from our three day Pioneer trek excited to finally shower, but also sad to leave behind us one of the most powerful and challenging experiences we've ever had. I can't quite even put into words how greatly this trek impacted our family. There was intense heat, extreme dust, and big hills to push our handcart through, but what was really amazing were the friendships made, the faith strengthening, and the testimony building.

We learned so much, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to go. We are forever changed with a new appreciation for our ancestors who sacrificed so much for their faith.

There was also some fun had our there in that wilderness. Including dancing, squirt bottle fights, and stick pulling competitions. See Madeline up there in the turquoise and orange? She won a few stick-pull battles. You can read more about our trek in this article and view the slide show here.

*image via Kai-Huei Yau/Tri-City Herald