Wednesday, July 6, 2011

17 Miracles

At the beginning of the week LaRue and I drove out to Provo for a doctor's appointment. The night before the doctor visit we decided to go to a movie. When we got to the movie complex there was only one that was starting within a few minutes -

Here's a description from the 17 Miracles website:

A Pioneer Film Like You’ve Never Seen Before
As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles.

Based on unbelievable actual events, and brought to you by filmmaker T.C. Christensen (Praise to the Man, The Work and the Glory), 17 Miracles will open your eyes to the stories of the Mormon Pioneers as you have never seen them before. Something extraordinary is about to happen.

You can read some of the actual journal entries of the main character, Levi Savage, on Facebook.

We both enjoyed the movie a lot. It's heartbreaking to think about all the hardships they endured, but truly inspiring to see some of the miracles they experienced.

The movie left me with some questions which I will have to research to find the answers; specifically, about some of the characters portrayed in the movie.

I'm buying this one.