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Faith in Every Footstep

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Faith in Every Footstep
Description / ask you to stop this criticism. You are discussing a matter you know nothing about. Cold, historic facts mean nothing here, for they give no proper interpretation of the questions involved. Mistake to send the handcart companies out so late in the season? Yes. But I was in that company and my wife was in it too. We suffered beyond anything you can imagine, and many died of exposure or starvation; but did you ever hear a survivor of the company utter a word of criticism? Not one of that company ever apostatized or left the church, because every one of us came through with the absolute knowledge that God lives, for we became acquainted with Him in our extremities. I have pulled my handcart when I was so weak and weary from illness and lack of food, that I could hardly put one foot ahead of the other. I have looked ahead and seen a patch of sand or a hill slope and I have said, 'I can only go that far. and then I must give up for I cannot pull the load through it.' I have gone on to the sand and when I reached it the cart began pushing me. I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. I knew then that the Angels of God were there. Was I sorry that I chose to come by handcart? No, neither then nor any minute of my life since. The price we paid, to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay, and I am thankful 1 was privileged to come in the Martin Handcart company Mr. Palmer continued his narrative: The speaker was Frances Webster and when he sat down there was not a dry eye in the room. We were subdued and chastened lot. Charles H. Maybe (Maybey), who later became the Governor of Utah, 26
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326561
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326561