"Mysterious are the ways of the Lord," Turner observed to Jacob.
"Perhaps Albert's small part in the introduction of the gospel into Insley has been played to completion. Maybe the rescue of his daughter was necessary to get him to help us into the Reverend's chapel. Now, with the Reverend publicizing our preaching, there is more interest than we ever had before we met Albert Blake."
"Yeah, well ....." Jacob shook his head, "I'd like another shot at Albert. You know, if only that old biddy would listen with her heart, she'd know too."
One week later the missionaries heard again from Reverend Charles. Soon a flyer was seen all over Insley.
“BY THE GRACE OF GOD YOU SHALL BE A WITNESS TO HIS TRIUMPH OVER THE SERVANTS OF SATAN. KINDLY BRING YOUR FAMILIES TO EAST INSLEY CHAPEL AND GIVE YOUR SUPPORT AS I CONTEND WITH THE DECEIVERS RECENTLY SENT TO OUR SHORES FROM THE TERRITORY OF UTAH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! -” REVEREND ROBERT CHARLES
The Reverend Charles had taken it upon himself to try to discredit and drive the Americans out of Insley, issuing a public challenge to a debate.
Albert took the notice home and literally forced Rose to plan on going with him. With Abigail his success was nil. She had retreated to her silence and her kitchen.
"God forgot me a long time ago, Albert, and it's too late for Him to try to get me back. Reverend Charles is perfectly able to defend the faith without my support."