Mormon Studies, sea voyages, gathering
“I left the home of my birth to gather. … I was alone,” wrote Priscilla Stains of her 1844 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on the ship Fanny. “It was a dreary winter day on which I went to Liverpool. The company with which I was to sail was all strangers to me. When I arrived at Liverpool and 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. I remembered the words of the Savior: ‘He that leaveth not father and mother, brother and sister, for my sake, is not worthy of me,’ and I believed his promise to those who forsook all for his sake; so I thus alone set out for the reward of everlasting life, trusting in God.”1
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, “Sea-going Saints,” Ensign (September 2001): 54–60.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred, "Sea-going Saints" (2001). Faculty Publications. 5639.
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