Most of you have heard the inspiring story of John Rowe Moyle who walked from his home in Alpine UT to the Salt Lake Temple to carve the stone on the exterior of the temple.
During the first part of the video, it told how he was in the first handcart company - The Ellsworth Handcart company. When I heard this I whispered to the AP's that my third - great- grandfather on my mother's side, Henry Walker, was in that same handcart company. And there, in this video, in a few short sentences, It. Told. His. Story!!!
July 26, 1856 my grandfather was struck by lightning as he held on to his handcart. He had stated a few days before, at prayer meeting, "I would rather die with my hands ahold to my cart, with my face toward Zion, than to falter and turn out by the wayside."
I want to be like Henry Walker, having my face toward Zion and holding fast to the Iron Rod!!
My challenge for you all: look at where you are in your lives and re-examine how committed you are to your Savior. Note where your focus is. Even with the day to day grind, we can focus time to study the scriptures, say our prayers, give service to our family members and others, and make sure our face is pointing towards Zion and not to Babylon.
Each of us has a rich heritage of people who have come before us, looking for a better life for them and their families. Find out who your ancestors are and find out their stories. Familysearch.org is the place to start!
I want to be like my third great-grandfather...with my hands doing His work and facing towards Him!
The story of John Rowe Moyle is an inspiring one, and the short life of my Grandfather is a great legacy to my family and I hope our children and family members will retell this story often! Enjoy! XO
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