As Sisters in Zion

As Sisters in Zion

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by Debbie J. Christensen
     
 

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In 1852, two sisters in a small village in England responded to the message of Mormon missionaries and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Julia Hill was nineteen years old, and her sister, Emily, was only sixteen. After working and saving their money for four more years, they made their way to America and joined the Willie handcart company for the

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In 1852, two sisters in a small village in England responded to the message of Mormon missionaries and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Julia Hill was nineteen years old, and her sister, Emily, was only sixteen. After working and saving their money for four more years, they made their way to America and joined the Willie handcart company for the arduous journey to the Salt Lake Valley. Faced with exhaustion, starvation, exposure, and even death, they strengthened one another and intensified their resolve. Alone they would fail, but together they could succeed and live. Emily later wrote a poem about her experience, which has been set to music and sung by Relief Society sisters all over the world. But the story of that hymn, "As Sisters in Zion," is more than the experience of two sisters. Behind this well-known song lies a fascinating, little-known story of the sisters' personal call to "comfort the weary and strengthen the weak."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609070533
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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As Sisters in Zion: The Story Behind the Song 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatly inspiring book for lds women!
BlueHeeler More than 1 year ago
It is a really good book that the deals with 2 sisters who are caught in bad weather going to Salt Lake City. It brings history to life.