The Town That Rescued 5,000 Mormon Refugees - The rescue of thousands of Mormon refugees in the winter of 1838–39 is one of the greatest acts of compassion to take place on U.S. soil. And whether or not you've heard the little-known story in Church history before, it's definitely an inspiring one that you'll want to keep sharing.
Life and Death on the Trek--The Mormon pioneer trek was no walk in the park, but BYU research shows that more survived the hardship than you might think. Historian Melvin L. Bashore (MLS ’75) and statistics professor H. Dennis Tolley (BS ’70) teamed with eight students to crunch data on 56,000 pioneer records from 1847–1868. Numbers from their study paint the story of life and death on the trek: