The Church in Scotland
Mormon Studies, Scotland, faith, Scottish Saints
In 1839, two Scotsmen who had been living in Canada were sent to preach the message of the restored gospel in their homeland. Samuel Mulliner and Alexander Wright arrived in Glasgow in December before journeying together to Edinburgh, where Mulliner’s parents lived. While Wright continued north to spend time with his relatives, Mulliner remained in Edinburgh until January 1840. At that time, he left for Bishopton with a plan to systematically proselytize from one end of the country to the other. In Bishopton he taught Alexander and Jessie Hay, baptizing them in the icy River Clyde a week later. At the end of the month, he met Elder Wright back in Edinburgh, where the reunited missionary companionship preached for a few weeks before returning to Bishopton and the surrounding towns.
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods and Jannalee Sandau, “The Church in Scotland, “ LDS Living Magazine(January/February 2019): 53-57
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred, "The Church in Scotland" (2019). Faculty Publications. 5632.
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