I am so grateful for the authors who gathered all the Willie pioneer history into one book so that their memory may live on.
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Thanks so much to Deseret Book for offering us a book in exchange for an honest review. Andrew D. Andrew and his wife, Linda, are the parents of 3 children. Jolene Spendlove Allphin has a love for the pioneers and rescuers that continues to grow.
She has published nearly biographical sketches of them in Tell My Story, Too. Jolene and her husband, Michael, are the parents of 11 children. Julie Boswell Rogers is an acclaimed artist who has won many awards.
Julie and her husband, Russell, are the parents of 5 children. Click here to cancel reply. Home About. I knew I needed to grab a box of tissues when within the first two chapter I was already in tears— in awe with the fortitude, faith and determination of these pioneers. James G. Willie, captain of the company left his young family behind for four years to return to his native land of England then bring immigrants back to Salt Lake via an overland trek with handcarts.
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This was no easy journey. It required they board a ship bound to America amongst winds so strong they knocked passengers to the sides and bones were broken. Provisions ran out before New York was reached. Then a long rail journey to the end of the line and a trek on foot through Indian territory through mountain and and snow.
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After verification, your review may be published in our site. All rights reserved. Overviews Reviews You may also Like:. Willie knew the trek would be arduous when he left Iowa City in July , leading handcart pioneers on a 1,mile journey across the plains. But he could not have known that his people would run out of food while still hundreds of miles from Salt Lake City nor that the winter of would begin in the middle of October with prolonged, severe storms.
Sixty-nine members of his company would die along the way.
Yet from this tragedy emerged triumphant stories of personal endurance, courage, heroism, and unwavering faith. Follow Me to Zion recounts 20 compelling stories of members of the Willie handcart company and their rescuers. Dozens of full-color images by artist Julie Rogers enrich this keepsake volume, which pays tribute to the men, women, and children who have become enduring witnesses of the power of faith and sacrifice.
Here you will find excerpts from their own accounts of the journey, learn what those faithful pioneers did after reaching the Salt Lake Valley, and read reflections on their lives by descendants. The stories and paintings in this beautiful volume can inspire us to live true to our faith and reach out to help others do likewise. About the Authors Andrew D. Andrew and his wife, Linda, are the parents of 3 children.
Jolene Spendlove Allphin has a love for the pioneers and rescuers that continues to grow.
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