Behold, blessed, saith the Lord, are they who have come up unto this land with an eye single to my glory, according to my commandments.
For those that live shall inherit the earth, and those that die shall rest from all their labors, and their works shall follow them; and they shall receive a crown in the mansions of my Father, which I have prepared for them.
Doctrine and Covenants 59:1-2
"We Latter-day Saints take justifiable pride in our great pioneer heritage in those hearty, courageous pioneers who, under conditions of great hardship and sacrifice, laid the foundation for further growth of the Church," said Elder Alexander B. Morrison of the Seventy in October 1987 general conference. "How fortunate we are that the pioneering spirit lives on today!"