Wilford Woodruff's Father Miraculously Survives Being Run Over By a Wagon | Day in the Life of Wilford Woodruff

Speaker: Lexie Bailey

Writer: Maddie Christensen

Editor: Jacob Edmunds

Day in the Life


On May 27, 1846 Wilford Woodruff recorded an accident that happened to his father. He wrote,

“We journeyed through the day and just before we stopped a serious accident happened to Father Woodruff. He went to get into the wagon while the oxen were traveling the foreboard gave way that He took hold of & He instantly fell upon His back & both wheels of the wagon passed over his legs and arms and came near passing over his head. I expected it had killed him but we soon found it had not broken any bones but had bruised his flesh badly.”

How have you seen the Lord protecting you in your life, just like he protected Wilford Woodruff’s father on this day?