Pioneer Stories

OF THE SECOND ADVENT MESSAGE

by A. W. Spalding

Altamont, TN 37301 USA
Copyright 1993 by
Harvestime Books

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This book is dedicated to
CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD
who look for and love
THE COMING OF JESUS
and especially to the
CHILDREN OF THE BETHEL CHURCH SCHOOL
whose daily requests for "another true story" were
a constant inspiration to the
writing of these

Forward

It is good for children to know what their fathers and mothers did; for sometimes that makes a pattern of what the children should do. Especially is this true if the children are set to finish the work their parents began. And that is the reason why this book is written, to tell the children of the pioneers in the Second Advent movement the beginnings of that movement, and the reasons why they are to carry it on.

When this advent message began, the signs of the break-up of the world were few, but in our day they have multiplied a thousand times. The promise of Jesus that He would come again has ever been a beacon of hope to His followers; and the darker the world the brighter the light. They who love the Lord will eagerly look for every sign that He is coming soon. Those signs are clustering fast; we have not long to wait.

The feet of the pioneers trod a rough and heavy road. They have passed away, and their tasks have become ours. Today it is the privilege not only of grown people but of children also to finish the work, to complete the journey to the City of God. May these stories of the pioneers in this great advent movement inspire many a child and youth to carry on where their fathers led the way, and soon bring the kingdom of Jesus.

ARTHUR W. SPALDING Madison College, Tennessee, 1942

Part One

I COMING AGAIN

II PREPARING A MESSENGER

III THE MESSAGE BEGINS

IV THE MESSAGE SPREADS

V IN THE WEST

VI IN THE SOUTH

VII IN THE NORTH

VIII HERALD TO ENGLAND

IX MISSIONARY TO THE WORLD

X CHILDREN IN SWEDEN

XI CHILDREN IN AMERICA

XII THE MIDNIGHT CRY

XIII THE DISAPPOINTMENT

Part Two

XIV LIGHT ON THE SANCTUARY

XV THE SABBATH

XVI THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY

XVII THE OPENING HEAVENS AND THE UNCHANGED LAW

XVIII TWO NEW WORKERS

XIX PRINTING THE TRUTH

XX MOVING TO MICHIGAN

XXI PREACHING IN POVERTY

XXII THE HEALTH WORK

XXIII CAMP MEETING

XXIV THE FIRST FOREIGN MISSION

XXV SELLING THE BOOKS

XXVI VISITING AN AFRICAN CHIEF

XXVII THE PITCAIRN

XXVIII WHAT YOU WERE BORN FOR