It was not during the Reformation alone that men and women stood up as champions for the truth. As the journey of spiritual growth continued beyond the Reformation throughout christendom there were others who lifted their hands to carry the torch that the men and women of the Reformation had lit. These are their stories.

J.N. Loughborough: What Doest Thou Here Elijah?

J.N. Loughborough: The Early Years John Norton Loughborough was born in Victor, New York on the 26th of January 1832. His parents were church-going folk and his father was a dedicated Methodist preacher and carpenter. From an early age, John was exposed to spiritual...

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James and Ellen White: United In Service

James and Ellen White Begin Their Journey James and Ellen White began married life in a somewhat unconventional way. Ellen Harmon had been receiving visions from God and had been directed by Him to travel among the scattered Advent believers to reprove and encourage...

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John Andrews: The Ablest Man In Our Ranks

John Andrews: The Early Years When Edward Andrews married Sarah Nevins it was a happy day for their grandfathers, David Andrews and John Nevins who had served together in George Washington’s army and had been close friends ever since. Edward and Sarah Andrews chose to...

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Uriah Smith: Yours In The Blessed Hope

Uriah Smith's Beginnings Lying on the kitchen table Uriah Smith tried to calm himself down. He had known for some time that this moment would come. It was inevitable. But anticipating it and living through it were two completely different things altogether. When he...

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Annie Smith | The Joyful Pilgrim

Annie Smith Begins Again She was late. Annie Smith quickened her steps as she scanned the houses along the unfamiliar street. She’d left her dorm room early, knowing that she would need to navigate her way through Boston to get to this meeting but she was still late!...

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Hiram Edson: The Farmer In The Cornfield

Hiram Edson and The Vision In The Cornfield In the aftermath of the disappointment of 1844, Hiram Edson wrote; “Our fondest hopes and expectations were blasted and such a spirit of weeping came over us as I never experienced before. It seemed that the loss of all...

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Ellen White: Call to Ministry and Early Years

Ellen White: Early Years and Accident Ellen Harmon ducked her head down low and kept her eyes trained on the sidewalk as she hurried away from the angry taunts being hurled at her. Her sister Elizabeth did the same, struggling to keep pace with her. Ell recognized the...

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William Miller: Here I Mean To Stand

 William Miller: The Early Years The warm orange glow from the fireplace bathed the quiet room with light and warmth. Young William Miller lay on his torso, feet in the air, tucked as close to the fireplace as possible leafing through the pages of a well-worn book....

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