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    Ensign

    October 1985

    Volume 15 Number 10

    On the cover: Photography by Don L. Searle.

    Inside front cover: Truth Will Prevail, by Robert Barrett, 20″ by 18″, oil on masonite, circa 1976.

    The first missionaries to the British isles, under the direction of Heber C. Kimball, arrived in Liverpool 20 July 1837. They traveled to Preston, which was celebrating election day: bands were playing, flags flying, citizens parading. Just as the coach carrying the missionaries arrived, a large banner with the inscription “Truth Will Prevail” was unfurled just above their heads. With joy in their hearts, the missionaries cried out: “Amen! Thanks be to God! Truth will prevail!”

    The Restored Gospel in Scotland, by Robert Barrett, 20″ by 18″, oil on masonite, circa 1976.

    Orson Pratt and Samuel Mulliner, a Scottish convert, arrived in Edinburgh 18 May 1840 to preach the gospel. The next morning, Elder Pratt climbed “Arthur’s Seat,” a prominent hill above the city, and pleaded with the Lord to give them 200 converts. By October 6, the missionaries reported a membership of nearly 250 in the area.

    Inside back cover: John Taylor Preaches in Liverpool, by Robert Barrett, 20″ by 18″, oil on masonite, circa 1976.

    In 1840, Elder John Taylor, a member of the Council of the Twelve and a native of England, was assigned to labor as a missionary in Liverpool. He made it his business to preach through the city to people of all stations of life. By 6 April 1840, nearly thirty had been baptized in Liverpool and more were soon to follow.

    Charles Dickens Visits a Mormon Emigrant Ship, by Robert Barrett, 20″ by 18″, oil on masonite, circa 1976.

    British author Charles Dickens boarded the emigrant ship Amazon, planning to discredit or “expose” the Latter-day Saints on board. He found the eight hundred Saints to be well-mannered and hard-working, and later wrote that these people were “the very pick and flower of England.”