Here are a couple of quotes that were displayed on the walls of the Community Center in Willard where the event was held:
If we can live so we have the whisperings of the good spirit all of the time, I know that every trial and affliction will tend to purify us. - Ann Prior JarvisWhat's amazing is that George said this years before the Federal Reserve Banking System was even formed and over a century before Congress would give wings to hundreds of billions of dollars in TARP funds. Prophetic!
Riches take unto themselves wings and fly away. - George Jarvis
George and Ann are the subjects of the carefully researched historical novel, The Essence of Faith by Mary Miles Kleinman, a fellow descendant of Victoria Josephine. An excellent read! Picked up two more hardbound copies today as gifts.
The stories that George and Ann experienced, recorded, and shared with posterity are ones that are good for me to remember when times get tough and cloudy. They experienced sweet but often small miracles of many kinds that testify to the reality and goodness of the Lord and the power of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their faithfulness in the Gospel, in spite of trials and afflictions galore, are what brought the Gospel into my family line and gave me the tremendous blessing of having the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I owe them a great deal, and am proud to be descended from such people of faith who loved Jesus Christ and diligently sought to serve Him, even when it meant leaving all the comfort they knew in England.