Thursday, January 27, 2011


About 2 weeks ago, the Bishop called Steven and I in for an appointment.
He called us to be a "Ma and Pa" for the upcoming Pioneer Trek for the
youth in June. He gave us each a copy of this book and asked us to read
it. Have you read it? It is the story of the Willie and Martin handcart companies and
there trek across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. I just finished it today. Wow!
What amazing pioneers they were. It is very heart wrenching to read.
I believe my Grandfather's grandmother crossed with them, and it
has definately given me desire to learn more about her. The hardest part
was reading about them being "found" and receiving much needed
supplies, and still having to think about how far they needed to go
to finish their journey. AMAZING! Get some tissues ready
when you sit to ready this book. You'll need them!

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1 comment:

Marium said...

We were a ma and pa a few years back. It's a wonderful experience, I'm excited for you guys.