Book of Mormon Lands and Church History Tours

Sunstone Travel is one of two travel agencies at this time, organizing and scheduling 'Promised Land Tours' which includes Church History and Book of Mormon Lands together.  These tours will visit not only Church History sites but also the archaeological sites and museums that correspond to the times and cultures described in the Book of Mormon.  We will have the opportunity to stand in the city enclosures just as they are described in the Book of Mormon. The tours will visit the Zelph Mound, the Great Circle, and Octagon,  Cahokia and Monks Mound, Dixon Mounds and more along with the important Church History sites.   Each tour will have discussions and presentations about;  Church History, Scripture and Book of Mormon Geography.  These tours may be organized for families or groups according to your desires, or you can participate the already scheduled tours.  Visit the  web site:************ or call at: (480) 388.4580 for information about these tours and many more opportunities to travel and cruise.


While on Zion's March The Prophet Joseph Smith wrote to his wife Emma that they were "wandering over the plains of the Nephites" and "roving over the mounds of that once beloved people."  The Prophet also taught about events described in the Book of Mormon pertaining to the "last great struggle between the Nephites and Lamanites" (during the last "struggle" not battle) as taking place along the banks of the Illinois River with his discovery of the bones of Zelph, a righteous Lamanite killed in this struggle. Joseph continues to teach that this man, Zelph, was known from the Rocky Mountains to "Cumorah or the Eastern Sea."  This information the Prophet declares came to him as "the visions of the past being opened up to his mind by the spirit of the Almighty."  Joseph also wrote in the Wentworth Letter that the Book of Mormon was a record of the "ancient prophets that had lived upon this continent" and their descendents ware the Indians that inhabit "this country."  The Prophet continues in the Wentworth Letter by stating that "the Savior appeared upon this continent after his resurrection."  The classical period of the Hopewell culture in North America dates from about 300 b.c. until 400 a.d.  and correspond directly with the cultures described in the Book of Mormon.