July is a significant month for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We celebrate what is called Pioneer Day on July 24. This is the day when Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley (in Utah, USA). In Utah, it’s also a state holiday, but all around the world, Mormons celebrate the spirit of the pioneers in their own way…and celebrate pioneers in their lands, as well.
This page, “Pioneers in Every Land” shares stories of Latter-day Pioneers around the world who are leading the way for others to follow.
The story of Brazilian saints and their sacrifice to get to the temple is one example of such a Mormon pioneer story. More stories will be featured throughout the month.