Lesson 28: Zion's Camp Marches to Missouri


As you teach Primary 5 Lesson 28: Zion's Camp Marches to Missouri, remember the main purpose is to understand that trials and tests of faith can strengthen us if we are faithful and obedient.

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"The Purpose of Life: To Be Proved" by Elder Franklin D. Richards

"Spirituality" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks


Zion's Camp (about 3 1/2 minutes)- An illustrated Doctrine and Covenants story of Joseph Smith leading Zion's Camp to help the people in Missouri.

Mountains to Climb (about 5 minutes)- People share their stories of trials and how their faith in Christ  helped them overcome them.

God Will Lift Us Up (about 5 minutes)- A Young Woman serves others despite her trials.

Continue in Patience (about 2 1/2 minutes)- An experiment to show how greater blessings come if we are patient with the Lord.


"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Children's Songbook pg. 164

"Come, Come, Ye Saints"- Hymns #30

"Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 96

"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"- Hymns #136

"Keep the Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 146

"Stand for the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159


My Primary 5 Lesson 28 Handout Packet includes

  • Pop Quiz sheet as mentioned in the Attention Activity
  • Zion's Camp sign
  • Zion's Camp sheet to go with Enrichment Activity 5

Activity Ideas

Tender Mercies- Ideas for recognizing tender mercies from the Lord and what you can do when things get tough.

Adversity Can Make You Stronger- MormonAd Poster on adversity. Find 11 ways to use posters in your class here.

Sharing Time: Faith in Jesus Christ- Make a booklet that shows how faith is like a seed.

I Can Obey- Decode a message about what Joseph Smith said about obedience.

Zion's Camp- Illustrated pictures to help you tell the story of Zion's Camp.

The Church Moves West Timetable- A timetable of events from church history you could print and post to remind your class of events and when and where they happened.

The Inspirations of a Prophet- A comic-book style account of Zion's Camp with illustrations.

Joseph Smith- A puzzle of Joseph Smith your class can color and put together. It includes highlights of his life including Zion's Camp.

Coloring Pages

A Shield of Faith

I Have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Obedience Brings Blessings