After telling his parents he has decided not to go on a mission, Jake is seriously injured in a skiing accident. When he gains consciousness, it's 1856 and he's with a large group of Latter-day Saints preparing to travel to Utah by handcart! Unable to return to his real life, Jake has no choice but to go along with the adventure. On the journey across the plains, Jake develops a friendship with a young woman named Annie - a friendship that will change his life forever. And as he learns to sacrifice for others, Jake gains a new courage and a renewed testimony of the truth.