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Texas members honor pioneers

ZAPATA, Texas — Members of the Zapata (Spanish) Branch, Laredo Texas District, recently paid tribute to their pioneer ancestors by participating in a pioneer trek re-enactment here titled, "As the Pioneers of Old."

After building a handcart, members of the small branch learned about the Church's pioneer history and about modern-day pioneers. Most the branch members are pioneers themselves, working to help the Church grow in the area, said Elder Benjamin C. Winters, a full-time missionary who serves as branch president.

"As in the days of old, we walked a trail," one branch member said after the activity. "It gave us an idea of what our forefathers must have gone through."