Mormon Pioneer Stories

Jul 24, 2011 by

Today is Pioneer Day, a day of celebration and commemoration for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today, we’re sharing links to different pioneer stories, both of the 19th-century Latter-day Saint pioneers, and also of modern-day pioneers.

If you have a favorite Mormon pioneer story to share, please do! (The Church has also issued a call for articles about modern Mormon pioneers.)

A Mormon pioneer story (video)

Pioneer Stories, Past and Present (at Mormon Soprano)

Handcart Pioneer Companies (many links included on this website)

Teenage Mormon Pioneer Stories

Mi Vida, Mi Historia — stories of Latin American Latter-day Saints. See an online version of the exhibit that was in the Church History Museum. Mi vida, mi historia es la expresión y el testimonio de los Santos de los Últimos Días latinoamericanos que protagonizan esta exhibición. Sus relatos personales de convicción y creencia representan, en forma colectiva, la historia épica de los millones de santos que han aceptado el evangelio de Jesucristo en Latinoamérica. Esta exhibición nos ayuda a comprender la forma en que los santos de Latinoamérica, quienes aportan individualmente las bellezas de su patrimonio nacional e identidad cultural, enriquecen el cuerpo de la Iglesia y fortalecen a cada uno de nosotros, llevándonos a la unidad de espíritu y a un sentido de unión.

A Different Kind of Pioneer – Story of Bindu Sabbavarapu of Visakhapatnam, India

Modern-day pioneers — “Joseph W. B. Johnson — Ghana’s face of light

Modern Pioneers (by Elder Dallin H. Oaks)

Pioneer Shoes through the Ages (by Sister Mary Ellen Smoot)

The July 2011 and August 2011 Ensign include many pioneer stories as well.

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  1. This is a great list! Today in honor of Pioneer Day we shared the story of Samuel and Amanda Chambers, two black Mormon pioneers.

  2. He was a mormon pioneer in the Philippines and I would like to get a story on him for a school project.
    Thank you.


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