Have You Seen 17 Miracles?
It is a movie about one of the handcart companies as it traveled towards the Salt Lake Valley. I don't know if I can say enough good things about this movie. I first watched it with Scott and the next day I watched it with Kimm, Dylan and Kate.
I can't believe what amazing dialog it opened up between a 5 & 7 year-old and their mom.
The kids didn't understand why these people were going through so many struggles and why Heavenly Father wasn't helping them.
I was able to really dissect the movie with them and answer a lot of their questions and then they wanted to watch it again.
It is a powerful movie because the experiences are true. The Early Saints of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints overcame amazing obstacles in following their faith. I am humbled by their many sacrifices, even death, in the name of their Savior whom they loved so much.
Do you have your own copy? You can purchase one at Deseret Book. Christmas is coming shortly and I think that this would be an awesome Christmas present for any family. My family loved it.
And here is the good news:
I am giving away a FREE copy!!!
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I also want to recommend this book.
Fire Of The Covenant is one of my favorite books about the Handcart companies. Please do me a favor and read it. I love the stories and the research that Gerald N. Lund put into writing it.
"The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay, and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Handcart Company.'"
It is such a beautiful book.