Lesson 42: The Pioneers Show Their Faith in Jesus Christ


The main purpose in teaching Primary 5 Lesson 42: The Pioneers Show Their Faith in Jesus Christ is to strengthen everyone's faith in Jesus Christ by teaching them about the faith of the pioneers.

Teaching Thoughts

The following links are to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"You Have Nothing to Fear From the Journey"  by Elder M. Russell Ballard

"Faith of our Father" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf


A Mother's Hope (about 3 minutes)- President Uchtdorf narrates this illustrated movie about how his mother had such great faith.

Faith of our Fathers (about 2 minutes)- President Uchtdorf talks about pioneers and their great faith.

LDS Filmmaker Brings Stories of Early Saints to Life (about 2 minutes)- Excerpt from the feature film 17 Miracles.


"Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked"- Children's Songbook pg. 214

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

"Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 96

"I Pray in Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 14

"The Church of Jesus Christ"- Children's Songbook pg. 77

"The Fourth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 124


My Primary 5 Lesson 41 handout packet includes

  • Worksheets to go with Enrichment Activity 1. Glue each phrase to match the scripture then draw a representation. You can have each child do both pages or give them one square each and put the phrases on a table in front. 
  • Faith is like a seed worksheet to go with Enrichment Activity 4. Bring the worksheets each week and ask them how they grew their faith that week. 

Activity Ideas

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

Sharing Time: I'll Follow Him in Faith- Make a mobile about faith in Jesus Christ.

Mormon Pioneers- A word search about pioneers.

Following Jesus- A word puzzle to find a hidden message.

Coloring Pages

I Have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Faith in Jesus Christ