2017 TEEN TRAVEL ESSAY CONTEST

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

We are excited to hear from the valiant youth of today via insightful essays submitted to our teen travel/essay contest – PRIZE is ONE SEAT on our JUNE 19-24, 2017 PALMYRA to KIRTLAND  Tour – this tour includes one night at NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA!  (Current passport required.)  Youth 14-19 years (age as of June 19, 2017) are eligible. Essays should highlight specific examples from the 1800’s LDS Church History and/or someone from your own family history.  Share what these heroes have done and how you can apply their valiant examples to your life today and in the future. Contest starts January 14, 2017 and entries must be submitted by February 14, 2017. All contestants must submit their essay along with a completed and signed Contest form. Click here for heroes-from-history-2017-essay-contest-rules and entry form. PLEASE SHARE THIS CONTEST INFORMATION WITH THE VALIANT YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE–let’s give these amazing young people a hand and a boost to their testimony and understanding. Questions may be sent to info@mormonheritage.com. Contest form and essays are to be submitted by email or mail to:  info@mormonheritage.com or Mormon Heritage Association, 2367 W Goldenpointe Way, West Jordan, Utah...

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Heroes from History – Teen Travel/Essay Contest

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

We are excited to hear from the valiant youth of today via insightful essays submitted to our teen travel/essay contest – PRIZE is ONE SEAT on our JUNE 19-24, 2017 PALMYRA to KIRTLAND Tour – this tour includes a night at NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA! Youth 14-19 years (age as of June 19, 2017) are eligible. Essays should highlight specific examples from the 1800’s LDS Church History and/or someone from your own family history.  Share what these heroes have done and how you can apply their valiant examples to your life today and in the future. Contest starts January 14, 2017 and entries must be submitted by February 14, 2017. All contestants must submit their essay along with a completed and signed Contest form. Click here for heroes-from-history-2017-essay-contest-rules and entry form. PLEASE SHARE THIS CONTEST INFORMATION WITH THE VALIANT YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE–let’s give these amazing young people a hand and a boost to their testimony and understanding. Questions may be sent to info@mormonheritage.com. Contest form and essays are to be submitted by email or mail to:  info@mormonheritage.com or Mormon Heritage Association, 2367 W Goldenpointe Way, West Jordan, Utah...

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11th Day Christmas Past Question and Story

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Christmas Past 2016, Uncategorized | 9 comments

On the 11th Day of Christmas Past, the question is to be – Question:  On Christmas time of 1905 (111 yeas ago today), where was Pres. Joseph F. Smith and why? To be entered into today’s daily giveaway & FREE tour drawing- Read the story; “Comment” & “Share” your answer on Facebook or our blog. “A Memorial to Joseph Smith in Vermont” Joseph F. Smith was ordained and set apart as President of the Church on October 17, early in 1905. At the request of President Joseph F. Smith and members of the first presidency, Junius F. Wells visited the farm once belonging to Solomon Mack.  This farm was in the townships of Sharon and Royalton, in Windsor County, Vermont.  Solomon was the grandfather of Joseph Smith, Jr. and it was on his homestead atop Dairy Hill that the Prophet was born to Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith on Monday, December 23, 1805. Through township records, interviews, and available historical sources, he was successful in purchasing the property and was authorized by the brethren to build a memorial cottage on the site of the original home. It was likewise agreed that he would commission the erection of a thirty eight and one half foot granite shaft with appropriate inscriptions to be dedicated and unveiled at that location on December 23, 1905, the 100th anniversary of the Prophet’s birth. Elder Wells completed his arduous task, the memorial shaft, still standing today, weighs forty tons and was set in place with great difficulty. A special road had to be built from the railroad to the site of the monument, and a specially constructed wagon transported the shaft to its resting place. President Joseph F. Smith and the centennial memorial party were greeted as they arrived at South Royalton, Vermont on December 22 (111 years ago today!). The group of thirty persons was comprised of Smith family members, general authorities, and other invited guests. During the services held the following day, December 23, in the Joseph Smith Memorial cottage, President Joseph F. Smith dedicated the home, the polished shaft of Vermont granite, and all appurtenances. The opening words of President Smith’s dedicatory prayer read, “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy most holy name. We thy servants and handmaidens representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have gathered here to dedicate this monument to the memory of thy servant Joseph Smith, the great Prophet and Seer of the 19th century, who was born into the world near this spot on the 23rd day of December 1805, one hundred years ago.” President Smith and certain members of his party spent Christmas Eve in transit to Boston by way of the railroad. On Christmas Day, the Smith family members drove to Topsfield and Boxford, Massachusetts and there visited the home sites of Joseph Smith’s ancestors, including that of Joseph Smith,...

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6th Day Christmas Past Question and Story

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Christmas Past 2016, Uncategorized | 10 comments

On the 6th Day of Christmas Past, the question is to be – Question:  How did not getting the gift a young man wanted end up being an even better gift? To be entered into today’s daily giveaway & FREE tour drawing- Read the story; “Comment” & “Share” your answer on Facebook or our blog. “Christmas Eve 1881” Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving. It was Christmas Eve 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn’t been enough money to buy me the rifle that I’d wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible.  After supper was over I took my boots off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Pa to get down the old Bible. I was still feeling sorry for myself and, to be honest, I wasn’t in much of a mood to read Scriptures. But Pa didn’t get the Bible, instead he bundled up again and went outside. I couldn’t figure it out because we had already done all the chores. I didn’t worry about it long though, I was too busy wallowing in self-pity. Soon Pa came back in. It was a cold clear night out and there was ice in his beard. “Come on, Matt,” he said. “Bundle up good, it’s cold out tonight.” I was really upset then. Not only wasn’t I getting the rifle for Christmas, now Pa was dragging me out in the cold, and for no earthly reason that I could see. We’d already done all the chores, and I couldn’t think of anything else that needed doing, especially not on a night like this. But I knew Pa was not very patient at one dragging one’s feet when he’d told them to do something, so I got up and put my boots back on and got my cap, coat, and mittens. Ma gave me a mysterious smile as I opened the door to leave the house. Something was up, but I didn’t know what. Outside, I became even more dismayed. There in front of the house was the work team, already hitched to the big sled. Whatever it was we were going to do wasn’t going to be a short, quick, little job. I could tell. We never hitched up this sled unless we were going to haul a big load. Pa was already up on the seat, reins in hand....

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2017 Tours at 2016 Prices going on NOW!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’re launching NEW TOUR DATES for our 2017 tours schedule!  Deposit now to lock in 2017 tours with 2016 prices–HURRY before the boss changes her mind about a “price freeze”! Tour 1: Palmyra-Kirtland Tour 2: Missouri-Nauvoo-Winter Quarters Tour 3: Grand Tour combines Tours 1&2 Incredible Kirtland Harmony Site Restoration and the unique TREK to ZION All now available. Click link HERE for our schedule (so...

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2016 Teen Essay Tour Winners

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

DRUMROLL, please… We are pleased to announce EIGHT WINNERS of our Teen Essay Contest! In alphabetical order: Haylie Crook, Tulsa Davies, Maggie Hoch, Abigail Hokanson, Elizabeth Holbrook, Bryson Lott, Logan Lott, Ellie Robison We thought that we would choose 4 winners, but let’s go with 8! CONGRATULATIONS to these amazing teens! Information is on its way to your mailbox; we look forward to hearing from you very soon to travel with us on our MISSOURI to NAUVOO to WINTER QUARTERS tour this summer–there’s SO MUCH WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE WITH...

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