The Mission Call

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Mission Call
Description In the summer of 1851, my mother, my father and I boarded the Earl Gray ship in London to set sail for America. After coming around South Africa and traveling a distance of over 16,000 miles, we found that we were not in America, but rather Australia. Someone suggested that we make this our new home. They told us that the government would pay the $10 for each of our tickets, which would cover the cost of our bed and board. All that the government required of us was that we colonize in the English Domain. There we could work for six months and receive wages. At the end of that time, we would be free to go on our way. Mother and Father agreed to give Australia a try. We would stay, especially since Mother had a brother and other relatives living there working in the shoe-making trade. This was not by accident, but by design. Our lives have always been guided under the careful hand of a loving Heavenly Father. This was one of the more significant transitions that would change our eternal destiny. Father worked for a disagreeable, unpleasant man who owned a warehouse on the river front He had one redeeming quality, however. He was a member of a new denomination known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was from him that Father learned that the only true and living church had been established on the earth Father liked what he heard from this man. Soon he and Mother were asking for the missionaries. In December of 1855, they were baptized into this growing faith. Their testimonies were so sure, it brought them great happiness. Because of this I soon embraced the gospel as well. After living in Australia for twelve years, we pulled up roots again. We were finally going to go to America. This time, going to America meant that we would soon join the saints in Zion. My mother, father and brother Charles, who was born in Australia, and I set sail for America in May of 1863. My younger sister died and was buried there. 104
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326488
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