Title

"We Wanted to Come to Zion"

Keywords

Mormon Studies, Zion, Latter-day Saints, gathering

Abstract

“We had to sell everything at a great sacrifice,” wrote Robert Crookston. “But we wanted to come to Zion and be taught by the prophet of God.”1

Priscilla Staines wrote: “I left the home of my birth to gather to Nauvoo. I was alone. It was a dreary winter day on which I went to Liverpool. The company with which I was to sail were all strangers to me. When I … saw the ocean that would soon roll between me and all I loved, my heart almost failed me. But I had laid my idols all upon the altar. There was no turning back.”2

Original Publication Citation

Fred E. Woods, “We Wanted to Come to Zion,” Ensign (March 2005):30–34.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005-3

Publisher

Ensign

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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