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You Are a Modern Pioneer

You might think that the word “pioneer” applies only to early Church members. But this word actually refers to a person who leads the way, showing others the correct way to follow. By this definition, any modern Church member who sets a good example and stands up for his or her beliefs can be called a pioneer.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks has said, “The days of the pioneers are not past. … In every nation, in every worthy occupation and activity, members of this church face hardships, overcome obstacles, and follow the servants of the Lord Jesus Christ as valiantly as the pioneers of any age.” (Read, watch, or listen to Elder Oaks’s full address.)

Just like our Church’s early pioneers, you are also asked to stand up for your beliefs often. Learn more about how to stand up for your beliefs.

How are you a modern pioneer? Share your experience with other youth by commenting below.

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