Tag Archives: laundry


second language

Although she didn’t fully understand her recent slavery, June saw God’s faithfulness in her life’s work. With a smaller workforce at the laundry due to her absence, Harriet had found time to teach the workers English.

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
2 Timothy 2:2 KJV

How Do You Say Hello?

melting pot

Montana and Susanna eagerly opened their first letter from June in Agate Beach: “Dear Friends, I’ve had a busy month getting things organized in my uncle’s laundry. Agate Beach is a melting pot of nationalities—it’s made for some interesting conversations sometimes. Harriet and I are thinking of starting a school for the workers’ children. It’s important to get to know future customers!”

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”
1 Corinthians 13:1 KJV

Clean Start

Not for sale

Grateful to have finally reached a decision, June chose to love the Agate Beach community.

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
John 13:34, 35 KJV

I Wish, I Wash

good fortune

Inspired by her uncle’s courage and witness, June hosted a picnic for the laundry workers to honor his memory.

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
John 14:21 KJV

Safe Sheep

comforts of home

Although it would take some time for the sailors to find a new fishing vessel, they immediately experienced the comforts of home through the Agate Beach community.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”
John 10:27-29 KJV

White Fields

clean harvest

June saw each laundry shirt as a connection for service and sharing.

“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
John 4:35, 36 KJV

Ocean Devotion

ocean wash

June debated whether to sell the laundry or embrace a new life in Agate Beach, as the ocean tides promised a fresh start.

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
John 9:4, 5 KJV

Clean Peace

clean peace

June realized the laundry could be a witness among many nations. She asked Montana and Susanna to prepare for the long trail ride to Agate Beach.

“Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

And ye are witnesses of these things.”
Luke 24:45-48 KJV