A message from President Dunn to all the missionaries in their weekly letter:
July 24, 2015
This week in Utah is the annual “24th of July” celebration. This holiday commemorates the arrival of the Mormon Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley after crossing the American continent in their quest for their long-envisioned “Deseret.” As missionaries in the SAJM hailing from 36 different countries, we also have a claim on that pioneer heritage, according to former General Relief Society President Bonnie D. Parkin: "We are all required to make journeys of faith. That is the gospel plan. Our path may not be crossing an ocean or walking alone from an empty train station. But whatever it is, it will demand faith in every footstep. Years from now your grandchildren will tell with amazement stories of your choices which changed their lives. You will be called their pioneers. Have you ever thought that as you step into the unknown you are showing others the way?"