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 that 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 site 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 now wants 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

Living Heritage Tours was such a great experience!! I honestly wouldn’t trade those memories for anything. I grew so much spiritually and had a blast doing it. I learned more about he history of the church in 2 weeks than I have in a lifetime. Some of the moments I will remember the most, and were probably my favorite, were just sitting in those sacred paces hearing about stories that I had never heard and feeling such a strong connection to these events and places!!  The people I met influenced my life with so much good and I am so grateful to have had this opportunity! — Reagan

Don’t hesitate send your youth it is worth every penny. If they will go prepared, they well be moved and come home with some amazing experiences. My daughter went alone not knowing anyone, but came home with many new friends. Tom does an amazing job making sure the kids understand the history and the doctrine. When my daughter had a question, he was there to answer her question or to tell her where she can find it. I can’t say enough, don’t hesitate, send your youth! — Katie

This tour was awesome, absolutely amazing!  Every day was an adventure, no matter what we were doing. Tom made it super fun and exciting, and he helped me grow as a person in so many ways. — Caleb

I would highly recommend Living Heritage Tours. Our son attended and had so many amazing experiences. Our son made lots of new friends and most importantly his testimony and understanding of the gospel was strengthened. All the youth on the trip loved Tom. He allowed the teenagers to have a lot of fun during the entire tour, but was able to capture their attention as he taught them. What an amazing experience for young people. Thank you Tom! — Marv

I had a question in my heart going into the trip, and by the end I had an answer that changed my life in a good way. –  Jennika

That this is an experience that you do not want to pass up! There is something in this Church History Tour for everyone. With everything that has been said on the tour, you know that it’s true. If you will allow the spirit to talk to you and to touch your heart, it will. This Church History Tour was everything I expected and then a whole lot more. It has helped me gain more respect for those pioneers who left everything they had and relied on their faith more than ever. I really enjoyed everything about this tour and I cannot think of anything to make it better.  The spirit was so strong and you could feel the love while in the sacred holy places.  This experience is something that I will hold on to and I hope that everyone can have the same opportunity to experience this tour! — Courtnie

The experience my child had was truly one that strengthened his testimony and one that he will never forget. He met a lot of great people and made a few close friends who still stay in touch. I highly recommend this tour. It is one they will never forget. I have told many people about the tour and the group and what an amazing experience my child had. In fact, I want to send my other son next year! — Lisa

This tour helped increase my desire to read the Book of Mormon and serve a mission.  It was a really great testimony builder over all. The experience at Living Heritage Tours is not one to forget, and one that I hope will stay with me as a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I met so many great new friends and made connections with them that I couldn’t have found anywhere else! The spirit felt during this tour was incredible and because of it, I now know that Joseph Smith restored the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and that the Book of Mormon is true. I’m so very grateful for that testimony! I would recommend Living Heritage Tours to anyone!!! — Carter

If you are thinking about going on this, then go. If you aren’t thinking about going on this, then go. I had an amazing time, and it was a great experience throughout the entire trip. Tom was super nice and he made everything fun and informative. The hotels were fantastic, the food was fantastic, the places we visited were fantastic, and the people I met on the trip were fantastic. Everything was outstanding. My testimony was strengthened on this tour and so was everyone else’s. All I can say is that every single dollar was worth it. — Jayson

My mom told me again and again how much I would love this trip, and I didn’t believe her. Come to find out, she was right. I was able to connect with not only new best friends, but also to the spirit, and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The amount of gratitude I have for all those who sacrificed so much to restore this gospel to the earth is endless. The tour guide provides all the right environments to feel the spirit, and I am so grateful my heart was open to it. — Jaylie

This is an incredible trip that I would never take back. It was so spiritual, and the sites we visited were incredible. The people there are amazing and Tom is an incredible guide. It’s super super fun and an amazing experience. — Lexie

Going into the tour, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’m not the kind of person that knows all the answers to the questions in seminary or Sunday school. I never really share my experiences or openly share my testimony with others because it is very personal to me. For me, this tour a life changing experience. Being able to feel the spirit the whole time and being able to recognize it was incredible. It was amazing to be in the places were the church was restored, and where so many had felt the spirit for the very first time. I think I take it for granted sometimes just the feeling of the spirit because I’ve grown up in Utah and I’ve been a member my whole life. I don’t know what my life would be like without the gospel and the influence of the Holy Ghost. For the first time in a long time I was able to actually focus on something so great and forget about the worldly distractions. My mind is always racing with “what’s next” or “what if’s”. Suddenly I began to forget about what came next or what I needed to do when I got home. I felt at peace. This tour has strengthened my testimony so greatly and I will always remember it.When it was over, I didn’t want to leave and I miss it already. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and Tom is a great tour guide! — Lexie

Tom made everyone feel welcome and in good hands from the time we met. He was concerned about everyone having a great time and providing a learning environment where we could all feel the spirit. He is very knowledgeable and I couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide! The tour itself was an amazing adventure I will always remember. We stood in holy places and learned about the early history of the church. I would recommend this to anyone! — Jennifer

If you are wondering if you should send your teenager on this trip, I’m telling you to do it! Don’t hesitate. It has the potential to change lives. I went with my teenagers and enjoyed every second of it. I loved watching my kids learn and feel the Spirit in such abundance. Tom taught us truths that I never knew and was so knowledgeable and kind. He was great with the youth and connected with us all. The bus, the hotels, the food was great! Honestly, it was so nice to have everything orchestrated so perfectly and not have to worry about a thing. Again… send your youth, or better yet, join them!! — Kathi

It was a really great experience. The spirit was really strong there. It was amazing to see so many sites in not very many days. The tour guide was interesting and explained things is a great way. I had a wonderful time. This tour was beneficial to me. I had been really struggling to feel the spirit, to know if God was there, or even believe some of these things happened. But throughout the tour I was able to feel the Holy Ghost continuously and very strongly. I was able to trust God and get answers to my prayers. My testimony grew and I know these events took place. I grew a lot spiritually. — Sarah