Does the Lord ask us to leave our homes now to live in one place? No. Now Saints liveall over the world and establish themselves in their communities wherever they are. By livingthe gospel, we are leaders and examples in our schools, communities, and workplaces, therebymaking us pioneers as well.
Pioneers of a Different Kind (with picture):
Read this poem while showing the picture and useit to facilitate a discussion about we can be pioneers today.
Modern Day Pioneers:
Use these “case studies” to talk about the many different ways that wecan be pioneers now and how there are pioneers all around us. Emphasize that it is throughrighteous choices, following the prophet, and having faith in Jesus Christ that we can be pioneers.
To Be a Pioneer:
Sing or read the words to, “To Be a Pioneer” (page 218 in Children’sSongbook) while holding up a picture of the modern and traditional pioneer together (same picture as from the
Pioneers of a Different Kind
poem). You may want to discuss some of thesimilarities and differences in the picture.
Bear your testimony
about the faithfulness of the pioneers and of your prayer that they can be pioneers today in their every day life.
“Little Pioneer Children,
” Children’s Songbook, page 216“
Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked
,” Children’s Songbook, page 214
See below for a yummy recipe
: Based on the ages and attention spans of your children, choose one or more of the following enrichmentactivities to enhance the message of the lesson. Enrichment activities do not necessarily need to becompleted on the same night as the lesson. We often use them as reinforcement/reminders during theweek.
Try some of the crafts, recipes, or game ideas included.