Although I have just begun to read the October issue, I won't delay to thank you for it. William Ansley's example of the home in Topeka that kept a light burning all night for the travelers on their way West was just wonderful ["Awake to Love," p. 16]. It reminded me of a cold winter day many years ago. It was Wednesday, and during the day a snowstorm began that was forecast to be big. The few who were close enough to make it, even in the worst weather, chose to continue our church's scheduled testimony meeting.
As I recall, there were three of us—the substitute Reader, the pianist, and an usher. Right on the dot of eight o'clock, the door opened and two out-of-town visitors almost literally blew in out of the storm. When they saw there was a church in our town, right off a turnpike exit, they decided to stop for the meeting and would then decide if they should continue on their way. It was one of the best meetings we ever had. In talking about it later, we all agreed what a shame it would have been if our light had not been shining for those travelers.
Also, thank you for your reviews of books and movies that may be of interest to readers of the Journal. I have ordered the CD The Gospel of Jesus, reviewed on page 14 ["Familiar voice, brand-new calling"]. I had not heard of it before, and I must say I can hardly wait to get it!