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Wilford Woodruff’s First Mission, part 11 (Graphic History)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 22, 2009

Adapted from Leaves from My Journal, by Wilford Woodruff; artwork by Douglas Johnson.



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to be continued …

Text from Leaves from My Journal

… My companion, who was anxious to get to his home in Kirtland, left me sitting in an alligator swamp. I did not see him again for two years. I knelt down in the mud and prayed, and the Lord healed me, and I went on my way rejoicing.

On the 27th of March, I arrived at Memphis, weary and hungry. I went to the best tavern in the place, kept by Mr. Josiah Jackson. I told him I was a stranger, and had no money. I asked him if he would keep me over night.

He inquired of me what my business was. I told him I was a preacher of the gospel. He laughed and said that I did not look much like a preacher. I did not blame him, as all the preaches he had ever been acquainted with rode on fine horses or in fine carriages, clothed in broadcloth, and had large salaries, and would see this whole world sink to perdition before they would wade through one hundred and seventy miles of mud to save the people.

The landlord wanted a little fun, so he said he would keep me if I would preach. He wanted to see if I could preach. …

Wilford Woodruff’s First Mission (Graphic History) part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13, part 14, part 15, part 16, part 17, part 18



9 Comments »

  1. Heh – these are good. Thanks.

    Comment by Hunter — November 22, 2009 @ 7:02 am

  2. all the preaches he had ever been acquainted with rode on fine horses or in fine carriages, clothed in broadcloth, and had large salaries, and would see this whole world sink to perdition before they would wade through one hundred and seventy miles of mud to save the people

    when was this written again? 1985? ;-)

    Comment by ellen — November 22, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

  3. Tennessee at last!

    Comment by Bruce Crow — November 22, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

  4. Wilford: Bon voyage from Arkansas. Good luck in Tennessee.

    Comment by Steve C. — November 22, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

  5. These are great! Can’t wait for more!

    Comment by ama — November 22, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

  6. .

    How can I read these from the beginning?

    Comment by Th. — November 22, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

  7. Th., go to “Topical Guide” in the upper lefthand corner of this page. Then search for “wilford woodruff’s” or “graphic history” and you’ll find the links to all previous entries in the series.

    There will eventually be 18 chapters. Then I have another, but perhaps not quite so engaging, graphic series to post on Sunday mornings, in time to print out for the Sacrament meeting occupation of pre-teens.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 23, 2009 @ 9:02 am

  8. What was he healed of again?

    Comment by Eric Boysen — November 24, 2009 @ 7:25 am

  9. He injured his knee so that he couldn’t walk through the swamp well enough to keep up with his companion.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 24, 2009 @ 7:28 am

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