Here Is What Others Are Saying…


I loved the trip so much! The spirit was so strong on the trip and the fun never stopped! I enjoyed every minute of it.  This trip was truly amazing. All of us youth seemed to have a great time and it was fun to meet new people. And even through all that fun the spirit was able to speak to each of us personally.  —  Kaylee


I have always had a testimony of the Church and of Joseph Smith, but after going on this trip I didn’t realize how much more it could grow. I learned about the restoration of the church and how it came to be back on the Earth once again, but I learned a whole lot more because of this trip. I felt the spirit so many times and I have been reassured of the truthfulness of this gospel and I know that it is true. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and the Joseph was a true prophet and he translated the Book of Mormon, and I am glad we have it to read it and be guided by it today.  —  Cassandra


This trip is one of the best things you will ever do. It will strengthen your testimony. It is so amazing and fun. If you have the opportunity to go on this trip you really should. Tom is amazing!!!  —  Shalauna


This trip was the best part of my summer. The tour really strengthened my testimony. I had so many wonderful spiritual experiences and had so much fun. I met some of the best people I know on this trip. I loved every minute! I would definitely recommend it.  This trip was amazing!   —  Lauryn


Being able to come on this trip and standing on the sacred grounds at each cite strengthened my testimony in a way that is beyond words. Before this trip, I already knew the church was true and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of god, but going through his history and the churches history finally made the gospel “click”. Everything I’d learned my entire life finally came together and made sense, and my testimony was no longer based off of my parents, my leaders, or anyone else, but it was my own. I felt the truth of these things for myself. And being able to receive that testimony at these sacred places makes it that much more special to me. I highly highly highly recommend this tour for not only a strengthening of a testimony, but an overall fun experience with people who share the same values and goals.  Absolutely amazing!!!—  Lindsay


It’s AWESOME!!! I would definitely recommend it and I hope my younger siblings go!  I could feel the spirit of God like a fire burning inside me and it changed my life for the better.  —  Tyler


My daughter went from not knowing if she even had a testimony, to wanting to serve a mission!!  My teenage daughter was struggling with her testimony, not even knowing if the church was true and not even wanting to go on this trip in the first place. She begged me to send her back on a plane back home. After many prayers, she was able to relax and not only enjoy herself and meet friends, but the seeds of testimony began. Her favorite place ended up being Liberty Jail and she came to realize that if Joseph Smith, who was innocent, could endure 4 +months of hunger, cold, and anguish and keep having faith, she could endure some of her trials she was going through. By the end of the trip, her testimony had grown and she wanted to serve a mission and desperately wants to go back on this tour again. We ABSOLUTELY recommend this trip to everyone! Save for it and GO!! Even if you already have a testimony, you will learn more than you ever thought and your testimony will increase! It will change your life! Thank you Tom Pettit for your dedication, wonderful planning, and for teaching with the Spirit of the Lord!  —  Kathy


I really enjoyed Carthage jail and the spirit that was there. One of my first spiritual experiences was in seminary learning about the martyrdom of Joseph, and being in the actual location it happened was very powerful for me.  I loved going on this trip with Tom Pettit! I would do it again in a heartbeat. I loved the lectures Tom would give about each of the sites we visited. Tom made the places we visited live again, and it was as if the people he was talking about were right there with us. This trip strengthened my testimony so much, and I can never thank everyone who helped enough. I completely recommend this to everyone. This trip was incredible!  —  Ryan


Great trip! My son learned a lot and had a wonderful time. The excellent communication beforehand helped me not to worry since I knew exactly where he would be each day.  —  Karma


We sent our two oldest sons on this trip together (17, 16 years old). It seems like it was even better for them, and they got more out of it than if we had gone as a family because they paid more attention and took some ownership in making it a great experience. They came back remembering and knowing much more about Church History than I did when I went on a tour with my family at their age. Most importantly, their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ increased by leaps and bounds. I’m so grateful for this priceless experience for them.  It was money well spent and we are so glad we did it for our sons. We would do it again in a heartbeat!  —  Matthew


I would highly recommend going on a church history tour with Living Heritage Tours. Tom Pettit is very knowledgeable about the sites and the history and made the trip interesting. He is very organized and went the extra mile before the trip happened to make sure my daughter with gluten-free/dairy-free issues didn’t have any worries or concerns while on the trip. I have never been to these sites and would really like to go with Living Heritage Tours someday.  —  Jennifer