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  1. Conversion Stories CLICK TO GO

  2. GEORGE WHITAKER’S CONVERSION STORY “My Parents were good, moral people…” . . . “ I was born 18 Mar 1820 in Blakedown, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. “I belonged to the same church they did.” “I believed there was a God who inspired us to do good, … and “I believed in Jesus Christ, our Redeemer “ “I also believed in an opposite power That inspired us to do evil.” Click to go “I tried to be honest in all my dealings . . . .”

  3. GEORGE WHITAKER’S CONVERSION “At 18, I began to seriously think about heaven and hell.” “I did not think I was good enough to go to heaven . . . “ “and to go to that other horrible place, where there was no end . . . Made me very miserable /” “I had read that God was full of love and mercy and I could not see that there was much love and mercy in a God who would consign his children to an endless hell!” “ “I was then about 20, and about this time, my brother and two sisters, who lived at Liverpool, had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  4. THE SACRED GROVE AA FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SEEKING ANSWERS TO LIFE’S GREAT QUESTIONS IS THERE A GOD? WHICH CHURCH IS TRUE? HOW CAN I KNOW? I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation. “JOSEPH, THIS IS MY BELOVED, HEAR HIM” JOSEPH SMITH PRAYING and HIS PRAYER IS ANSWERED

  5. GEORGE WHITAKER’S CONVERSION “The next Sunday Morning I started early and got there by meeting time.” “ I heard that Parley P. Pratt was coming to Birmingham to preach , only 14 miles away.” “Elder Alfred Cordon preached in the morning and took his text from the third chapter of John’s Gospel, where Nicodemus came to Jesus by night.” “I thought that I had never heard anything so plain and easy to be understood in my life …” “Later, on a dusty road near Blakedown, while pondering my future, I head a voice say, ‘Go to America’” “After the evening meeting, I gave in my name to be baptized….” “I was baptized that same evening, 24 April 1842, by Elder Thomas Tyson. . . . I returned home rejoicing in the truth!”

  6. EVELINE PARSONS ROBINSON’S CONVERSION Eveline’s Conversion is closely linked to her parent’s conversion. Captain John Robinson and his wife Abigail Parsons were closely connected to the open seas. She was born in Cushing 19 Dec 1827 John was born 27 Sep 1792 Abigail was born 13 Jul 1793 They were from Cushing, Knox County, Maine, and lived next to Broad Cove.

  7. THE SACRED GROVE AA FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SEEKING ANSWERS TO LIFE’S GREAT QUESTIONS IS THERE A GOD? WHICH CHURCH IS TRUE? HOW CAN I KNOW? I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation. “JOSEPH, THIS IS MY BELOVED, HEAR HIM” JOSEPH SMITH PRAYING and HIS PRAYER IS ANSWERED

  8. Captain JOHN ROBINSON & ABIGAIL PARSON’S CONVERSION John Robinson gave up the Sea and headed to the West. During the year 1843, Mormon missionaries visited Cushing and succeeded in making several converts to their faith. . . Capt John Robinson was so strongly imbued with the principles of the Mormon religion that he sold his farm at Broad Cove to William H. Miller of Waldoboro, and with his family, removed to Nauvoo, Illinois, in the summer of 1844. (Ruth Aikins) Eveline P. was baptized on 4 July 1844. Only their younger children came West with them.

  9. CAPTAIN JOHN ROBINSON AND ABIGAIL PARSON’S CONVERSION LEAVING MAINE, TO NEW ORLEANS, UP MISSISSIPPI TO NAUVOO, TO THE GREAT SALT LAKE 1844 1847 1843-1844 CUSHING BROAD COVE PAYSONS CAPTAIN JOHN ROBINSONS

  10. CAPTAIN JOHN ROBINSON & ABIGAIL PARSONS’ CONVERSION The Captain was no stranger to “Tall Ships”. Tradition claims he made trips to China, but the facts show that he was Master of “coasters” that plied the coast from Cushing to Boston with goods and produce. John and Abigail lost 4 sons to the sea. John and Abigail had six other children: William James Robinson, 23 Niven C. Robinson, 29 Mary Ann, died 1850, md Payne Orff. The others came to Utah. Benjamin Parsons Robinson, 27 Cyrus Robinson, 22 Eveline Parsons Robinson John Robinson, Junior Sarah Abigail Robinson Isaac Parsons Robinson Hundreds of young men were “Lost at Sea” from Maine’s Coast Lawrence Robinson

  11. George Washington Hickerson AND sarahwoolsey’s conversion The Battle of King’s Mountain Revolutionary War Captain John Hickerson, “A brave man”

  12. George Washington Hickerson AND sarahwoolsey’s conversion My Parents are William Loving Hickerson and Melinda Luster of Kentucky, Tennessee & Illinois I was born 13 Dec 1813 in Smith County, Tennessee I only spent one year here My father settled near Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois, where I met Sarah Woolsey Goose Creek, Smith County, now Trousdale County, Tennessee, near Hickerson’s Branch

  13. George Washington Hickerson AND sarahwoolsey’s conversion I am the daughter of Joseph Woolsey and Abigail Schaeffer George Washington I was born 2 Oct 1820 Lexington, Kentucky is my birth place, but my father is shown on the 1820 Jessamine county census, then moved to Salt Creek, Jackson county, Indiana by 1830, and then moved to Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois, where he died in 1839, and where I met George Washington Hickerson.

  14. THE SACRED GROVE AA FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SEEKING ANSWERS TO LIFE’S GREAT QUESTIONS IS THERE A GOD? WHICH CHURCH IS TRUE? HOW CAN I KNOW? I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation. “JOSEPH, THIS IS MY BELOVED, HEAR HIM” JOSEPH SMITH PRAYING and HIS PRAYER IS ANSWERED