In effect, this keeps the story interesting for viewers. Ephraim’s Rescue is a new movie coming to theaters May 31st which is based on the true story of Ephraim Hanks who was a rescuer of the Martin Handcart Company. I’ve seen it twice in the theaters and we’ve taken as many family members and friends as we can to see it. Buy the selected items together. By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company. Amazon.ca - Buy Ephraim's Rescue at a low price; free shipping on qualified orders. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. "Ephraim's Rescue" opens May 31. The preface of this book states: “Ephraim Knowlton Hanks did not keep a diary, but in the sunset of his life took time out to tell his story to two different scribes who recorded the, experiences, only to have both manuscripts mysteriously disappear. As a teenager, he left home, worked for awhile on the Erie Canal and then joined the Navy. A few days before the ship reached its home port in New York, the returning Ephraim, like theprodigal son, was concerned about the disappointment he had caused his parents, and decided to return to his home rather than re-enlist in the Navy. But when I, after praying as I did on that lonely night in the South Pass, looked around me and spied a buffalo bull within fifty yards of my camp, my surprise was complete; I had certainly not expected so immediate an answer to my prayer. 2013 Movies; Ephraim's Rescue; Ephraim's Rescue Cast and Crew. He was bare foot… in icy water. First and foremost it is an adventure story in which the plot is driven by the Mormons’ survival in nature. He was very sick, indeed, and his friends expected he would die that night. Taking deliberate aim at the animal, my first shot brought him down; he made a few jumps only, and then rolled down into the very hollow where I was encamped. Ephraim K.Hanks was one of the premier frontiersmen of his day. save in the Martin Company, Thisbe Read. Decisions Determine Destiny. “Arza” by Lynn Paul (HBLL at BYU Special Collections Americana Collections), 5. 11 product ratings. . It has been stated on good authority that nineteen immigrants died in one night. Early the next morning I was on my way again, and soon reached what is known as the Ice Springs Bench. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Ephraim's Rescue - Paul Cardall on AllMusic - 2013 Humbled by the news of his father’s death the previous year, Ephraim’s heart was softened and prepared to hear the Gospel. 3. From T.C. On November 10, Arza and Ephraim had stopped near Ice Springs Bench. $12.95. When I got up the next morning I said to Brother Brown, “The hand-cart people are in trouble, and I have promised to go out and help them;” but I did not tell him of my experiences during the night. Only 3 left in stock - order soon. There I happened upon a herd of buffalo, and killed a nice cow. After this the greater portion of my time was devoted to waiting on the sick. Ephraim's Rescue. See reviews & details on a wide selection of Blu-ray & DVDs, both new & used. Kevin and I took the opportunity to go the the movie this afternoon to see Ephraim's  Rescue, the life story of Ephraim Hanks, my third great-uncle. Ephraim’s Rescue was so much more than I expected. Ephraim's Rescue is a religious historical drama film by T. C. Christensen, released in 2013 by Excel Entertainment Group. Arza said to them, “I will make a proposition with you. Soon more relief companies were met and as fast as the baggage was transferred into the wagons, the handcarts were abandoned one after another, until none were left. . When some of the brethren responded by explaining that they could get ready to start in a few days; I spoke out at once saying, “I am ready now!” The, next day I was wending my way eastward over the mountains with a light wagon all alone. AKA: Resgate de Ephraim. Ephraim was a man of great faith.”, Years later, in a letter to Wilford Woodruff, while serving a mission among the Lamanites in Arizona, Arza wrote: “As to myself, it would be better as a traveling missionary, than remaining with a tribe . Brigham continued to make public and private calls for rescuers to meet the late companies for the next two months.] Ephraim's Rescue (DVD) : Follow Ephraim Hanks as his adventures lead him to join the LDS Church and ultimately to one of the most heroic rescues in American history. You go on and camp and wait until you hear about the carts, and Dan and I will go on to find the carts.” When asked why he thought he could find the carts when they hadn’t been able to, he replied, “Brigham Young sent me out to find the handcart folks and I will find them or give my life trying to find them.” Most of these men turned back, but Ephraim joined with Arza and Dan the next day. the meat on his horses. When I came to the place where he lay he was moaning pitifully, and was almost too weak to turn around in his bed. Without any hesitation I answered “Yes, I will go if I am called.” I then turned around to go to sleep, but had laid only a few minutes when the voice called a second time, repeating almost the same words as on the first occasion. . I reached the ill-fated train just as the. . Ephraim’s Rescue – Story of My Great Grandfather. I was impressed to do this, although I did not know why until a few hours later, but the thought occurred to my mind that the hand of the Lord was in it, as it was a rare thing to find buffalo herds around that place at this late part of the season. Ephraim was soon baptized and cast his lot with the Saints in Nauvoo who were soon to become xiles. 1-month free trial! Decisions determine destiny. However, I soon collected myself and was not at a loss to know what to do. It impressed upon me the vital role of stories, journal entries, etc. One of his wives was a girl he had helped to. [This was the first group of rescuers who left immediately after the first call from Brigham Young on October 5. Together they were the parents of 12 children. By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company. When the first relief teams met the immigrants, there was only one day’s quarter rations left in camp.”  Almost all of the accounts given by these belated immigrants in the Martin, Hodgett and Hunt. Although it is always challenging to portray spiritual events on the big screen for entertainment, I came away feeling a definite connection with Ephraim and feel like I came to know some of his many strengths and weaknesses! When they saw me coming, they hailed me with joy inexpressible, and when they further beheld the supply of fresh meat I brought into camp, their gratitude knew no bounds. While Ephraim’s account does not mention Arza Hinckley, his old Mormon Battalion chum did write about his experience with Ephraim in the rescue. From there on into Salt Lake City, Eph Hanks, one of my Battalion chums, and I spent much of our time in camp in administering to the sick. Arza tried to convince these men not to turn back to Salt Lake. Directed by T.C. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart company. The film was released in select theaters across the United States in the spring of 2013. Many such I washed with water and castile soap, until the frozen parts would fall off, after. 11 users rated this 5 out of 5 stars 11. They had met the immigrants and were now returning with important dispatches from the camps to the headquarters of the Church, reporting the awful, condition of the companies. 4. . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Ephraim's Rescue at Amazon.com. This is supposed to have been the cause of the many deaths which occurred soon afterwards. When Hanks arrives, Brother Johnson informs him that he is too late—his wife passed away two hours previously. “Come to me,” “help me,” “please administer to my sick wife,” or “my dying child,” were some of the requests that were made of me almost hourly for some time after I had joined the immigrants, and I spent days going from tent to tent administering to the sick. He discovers, through it all, that decisions determine destiny. Being somewhat fatigued after the day’s journey, I retired to rest quite early, and while I still lay wide awake in my bed I heard a voice calling me by name, and then saying: “The handcart people are in trouble and you are wanted; will you go and help them?” I turned instinctively in the direction from whence the voice came and beheld an ordinary sized man in the room. it motivates While academic people to history study more about the original historical events. which I would sever the shreds of flesh from the remaining portions of the limbs with my scissors. The following is Ephraim’s account of the rescue that he gave later in his life, as recorded in the book “Scouting for the Mormons on the Great Frontier.”, Andrew Jensen states that “In June, 1891, when visiting the Sevier Stake of Zion in the interest of Church history, I became acquainted with Elder Ephraim K. Hanks, who resides in Pleasant Creek, (in the Blue Valley Ward), now in Wayne County, Utah. As I got near to it, I perceived it moved; then I was satisfied that this was the long looked for hand-cart company, led by Captain Edward Martin. Follow Ephraim as his adventures lead him to join the LDS Church and ultimately to one of the most heroic rescues in American history. No late fees. I remained with the immigrants until the last of Captain Martin’s company arrived in Salt Lake City on the thirtieth day of November, 1856. Friends who aren’t LDS can also easily enjoy the human emotions portrayed, the authentic scenery and costuming, and beautiful filming. Ephraims Rescue - Rent Movies and TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray. I told them also that they should all have the privilege to ride into Salt Lake City, as more teams were coming. 5.0. Ephraim's Rescue (DVD) : Follow Ephraim Hanks as his adventures lead him to join the LDS Church and ultimately to one of the most heroic rescues in American history. (See source documentation at end.). I have but a very little to say about the sufferings of Captain Martin’s company before I joined it; but it had passed through terrible ordeals. With a unique desire to help and strengthen others, Ephraim learns that each choice we make can prepare us for what lies ahead. Eph soon set sail on the U.S.S. I skinned and dressed the cow; then cut, up part of its meat in long strips and loaded my horses with it. “United in Faith - The Rescue of the Martin Handcart Companies” by Steven K. Jones (SUP Research Library, Special Collections), 6. Columbus, and immediately learned to hold his own against the older bullies. With a unique desire to help and strengthen others, Ephraim learns that each choice we make can prepare us for what lies ahead. The men already there were discouraged and at risk from the storm. Flocking around me, one would say, “Oh, please, give me a small piece of meat;” another would exclaim, “My poor children are starving, do give me a little;” and children with tears in their eyes would call out, “Give me some, give me some.” At first I tried to wait on them and handed out the meat as they called for it; but finally I told them to help themselves. “Arza Erastus Hinckley” by Joel Hinckley Bowen, 4. Christensen Produced by Ron Tanner Screenwriter T.C. As the train moved forward in the day time I would generally leave the road in search of game; and on these expeditions killed and dressed a number of buffaloes, distributing their meat among the people. 1. He related to me the following:”. Fast, free delivery. It is based on the true story of Ephraim Hanks, a simple man who was called to do the work of angels and rescue the people of the Martin Handcart Company. DVD. Ratings and Reviews. 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