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Lt 31, 1850

Nichols, Brother and Sister

Paris, Maine

December 1850

Previously unpublished. See also Annotations.

From a letter of Mary Nichols to Sister Collins, December 12, 1850. 1LtMs, Lt 31, 1850, par. 1

We have received a good letter from Sister Ellen. She is in Paris, Maine. She writes, “The conference there was one of deep interest. Some who had been in great error confessed their errors, and came out clear in the truth. The Spirit of the Lord fell upon a young sister present. She went to several of the children, wept over them, and asked them if they would go to heaven with her, repeating it several times, ‘Will you go with me? I am going to the Kingdom, will you go with me?’ One of them fell upon his knees on the floor, and cried out, ‘I will, I will.’ And such a scene followed as cannot be described—all fell upon their knees, some were crying for mercy, others for a closer walk with God, and some for salvation, full and free. It seemed as though Jesus Himself entered the room, and I could see Him standing at the hearts of the children, and had been waiting for entrance, until His locks were wet with the dew of night; and their hearts were so filled with pride and unbelief, that there was no room for the lovely Jesus. But at last victory was given unto us, and darkness and unbelief fled away; and some were shouting and praising God.” 1LtMs, Lt 31, 1850, par. 2