Matt and Mandy

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

1. Matt: Let’s play pioneers.

Mandy: OK. The tree house can be our covered wagon.

2. Mandy: There’s a herd of buffalo!

Matt: I’ll drive the oxen around them.

Mandy: We’d better pray for help too.

3. Mandy: There’s a river ahead!

Matt: We’ll cross it.

Mandy: It looks deep. Let’s say a prayer first.

4. Mandy: There’s a band of Indians!

Matt: We’ll make friends with them.

Mandy: Let’s pray that they’ll trust us.

5. Mandy: It’s time to make camp.

Matt: I’ll gather firewood, and you can fetch water.

Mandy: First, let’s thank Heavenly Father for a safe journey.

6. Matt: Boy, pioneers must have prayed a lot.

Mandy: Pioneers were smart people.