Harriet comforted mother and child as they awaited the jury’s verdict on the ship’s captain—and baby’s father—
accused of drowning the mother’s sailor husband.
“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;”
—Titus 3:3-6 KJV
June knew the comfort a fresh-baked apple empanada would bring.
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
—John 14:13, 14 KJV
One moonless night, a fishing trawler ran aground, and June experienced a snapshot of her future as she joined the community in helping the survivors.
“Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.”
—John 11:9, 10 KJV
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