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Miracles in My Life - J. N. Loughborough

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The interesting thing is the use I made of that sixpence. At that time the Methodists were carrying on missionary work on the west coast of Africa. My sympathies were aroused, and I decided that my sixpence should buy a Testament for some poor heathen boy. There was to be a meeting at the minister's house that week for the people to bring clothing, money, etc. to send to Africa. The day of the missionary meeting I was sent to the store for some article. Whether to test me or not, the merchant showed me some things he knew I loved, and offered to sell them for a sixpence. There was a struggle within me whether to buy the articles or not. Then I thought of the poor heathen and left the store on a run. I hurried to the minister's house just as the people were gathering, and handed him the sixpence saying, "I want to send a Testament to the poor heathen." Then I left for home as suddenly as I had come. As I went out, I saw the minister holding up the sixpence and talking to the people. Some of them shed tears. I imagine he made my sixpence tell for more than twelve and one-half cents. I know that I felt very happy afterwards. 10

In the winter of 1837, the night after my sixth birthday, a terrific sight appeared in the heavens and continued for the whole night. It was the fiery aurora. A man and his wife living directly across from our home had taken my father and mother for a sleigh ride to spend the evening with another family two miles away. Two girls from the neighbor's family and a Miss Horton, 18 years of age, came to spend the evening with us children. About seven o'clock, while we were enjoying our childish sports, there came a sudden flash of red light. My brother cried out, "The house is a fire!" and we all rushed out-of-doors. What a sight greeted our eyes! The whole heavens had the appearance of a red flame, mingled with cloudy vapor. The reflection of this upon the snow appeared like fire rolling in waves down from the hillside. Even Miss Horton was startled and cried out, "The world is coming to an end!" Our parents, who anticipated our terror, were soon home to calm our fright. Some of the neighbors sat up all night to 11

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  • Page 43 and 44: I prayed much about the matter. The
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  • Page 47 and 48: had seen in my dream, and as Elder
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    further circulate our appointment.

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    there in December. During the winte

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    2,300 days. This was printed on the

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    When I reached the home of Cyrenius

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    traveling about the country with a

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    mates; one was nearsighted and the

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    seatmates, and whispering, "Just as

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    doctrine of sanctification. In the

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    he took her to the interpreter. "He

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    lakeside and there learned that the

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    Southwick. The man said, "He lives

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    given them a chance to speak. After

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    you brethren leave without taking m

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    Sabbath." They remained faithful th

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    his train, we spent the afternoon a

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    trainmen. Even more mysterious to t

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    alternately with me in that meeting

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    grounds besides those on foot and o

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    tent and wagon for New York. They a

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    Our second effort was in the city o

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    situation was told them. Through th

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    they will be at war among themselve

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    In May, 1856, Brethren Ingraham, Co

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    diminish what little money I had. A

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    Chapter 8 "What Doest Thou Here, El

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    Then she repeated the question a th

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    neighborhood turned out and broke t

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    earnest study of the matter togethe

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    Soon after reaching home, I sold my

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    "I like Elder Loughborough's preach

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    all that it was the Lord's meeting,

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    Chapter 9 Organization and the Civi

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    legally. During the summer of 1860,

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    28 to October 1, it was arranged th

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    announcing that my child is very si

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    heart and pulse are regular, but th

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    and stripes. While there, soldiers

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    opened with prayer, it did not occu

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    her arm. You can try it if you wish

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    confidence in him. It would be bett

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    it will be fatal; his eternal desti

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    Chapter 10 The Marion Rebellion In

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    entering upon any business, there b

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    seats were first taken across. Then

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    from the brain congestion, but rema

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    Michigan and found Elder White stil

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    manufacturing corporations, and suc

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    one-half years. So I left with a th

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    slumber with her little one sweetly

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    tracts do some missionary work. The

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    together and separately until the d

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    Our steamer arrived at San Francisc

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    dreamed that the two men were the o

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    dream. When he saw us coming, he sa

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    next series there, so on Nov. 4, we

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    While we were at Piner, an evangeli

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    had occurred. I saw Elder and Mrs.

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    Taking my wife along, we left befor

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    Great was the astonishment of the p

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    is not immortal!" When I made refer

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    shut the windows and doors of the s

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    Chapter 12 A Testimony Perfectly Ti

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    addressing you as The Elders at the

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    until we had sent him a copy of eve

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    Kellogg, who had just moved here, w

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    During the winter of 1870-71, Elder

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    ight in the position you have taken

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    At that time it required nine days

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    Chapter 13 With the Whites Again We

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    When we learned that Elder and Mrs.

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    was not the way to proceed, but tha

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    At the spring council of the Califo

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    for its introduction into that part

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    immediately for home. At Watsonvill

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    started for Alexander Valley near H

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    San Jose, we had not seen the way c

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    earnest request that the double ten

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    free use of a good organ from a San

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    State Sabbath School Association wa

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    much-worn garments for entering the

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    1877-78, a building was erected, an

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    Chapter 14 Called to England As ear

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    have at least a year to study Engli

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    at our very first tent meeting in B

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    Southampton. The steamship "Homer,"

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    (Aug. 13). On the day of the funera

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    arrived in Battle Creek on the thir

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    each even with colporteurs, for the

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    Cape Haitien, Haiti. The agent, not

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    Notes: 1. Pacific Union Recorder, 1

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    "O, it's off in that direction a li

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    I hadn't really thought much about

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    old, lives in Orebro and attended o

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    ut to show there is danger in depar

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    the St. Helena Hospital and Health

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    Sure enough. When he landed at Gotb

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