From the writer of Singing with Angels and the Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society, this new movie is coming to theaters June 1 in Utah. For other areas, please send us a request. See the trailer below!
After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, Jr., his wife Emma Hale Smith was left with much to shoulder: salvaging Joseph’s estate, the safety of her family, her own grief, and growing isolation as danger and rumors increased. Through the eyes of one of her sons and Lucy Mack Smith, Emma’s struggles are shown with new light and understanding, revealing a courageous woman who stood as a pillar of strength for her family.
Send us your request for where you would like to see the movie, and see what areas we are already planning to show In Emma’s Footsteps!
Budd Porter (recently deceased) and Debbie Porter Nelson wrap themselves in Lucy’s shawl and feel her love around them.
Sarah Milikin owned 3 shawls originally belonging to her grandmother, Lucy Mack Smith. Upon Sarah’s death, the three shawls were found and later given to dear friends and relatives. The first went to her daughter-in-law Jennie Peterson, who eventually donated it to the LDS Church History Museum.
The second went to Jennie’s niece, Kathryn. When Kathryn became very ill, the shawl was given to her youngest sister Helen. Helen sent the shawl to the LDS Church History Museum via some friends.
The third shawl was given to Helen. Before her death she asked her son to safeguard it. Faithful to his promise, in 2005, he returned the shawl to the Joseph Smith Jr. Family.
Large enough to cover a bed, this shawl helped inspire our wish to cover the “Build a Bed” bunk beds with an embroidered coverlet.
Join with your Smith Cousins in Salt Lake City
August 2 – 5, 2018!
On August 2-5 we will gather to celebrate our heritage and help current refugees that have been driven from their homes and lost all of their worldly possessions. We will be building bunk beds for refugee children and their families. We are working with Sleep In Heavenly Peace for our summer’s service project. Their mission is to ensure that no child in their town ever has to sleep on the floor.
We would like to give each refugee family a history of the Smith Family so they might know that God is aware of them and that our family understands to some degree what it means to be refugees. With this gift, perhaps they too can dream of a heavenly home.
Sleep In Heavenly Peace was featured on a program called Returning The Favor in February 2018. Join host Mike Rowe (Discovery Channel Series Dirty Jobs) and see why their team stopped into Twin Falls, Idaho, to meet SHP founder Luke Mickelson.