Posts Tagged ‘USA’

A man of personal faith

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Lilias’ father, Alexander Trotter, was a man of deep personal faith. His religion was more than a Sunday morning event. He was a member of the Church of England. During his months of travel in the USA, he made a point to encourage others in their personal faith. His faith in Christ motivated him to help ministries like the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). Through the YMCA, Alexander shared his faith in prisons, schools, and even insane asylums.

Alexander Trotter was also very interested in the revival movements of the 1850s. He attended meetings of the Great Awakening, examining their Biblical basis and conduct. Lilias learned of all these events through the letters her mother sent her.

4 months separation

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

October 1858 – January 1859

Lilias greatly influenced by her parents and their 308 pages of letters home during this 4 month period. Her parents and her brother traveled to the USA. 5 year old Lilias learned objectivity and balance from these letters from America. Her mother wrote about her experiences, emotions and observations, while traveling through free and slave states, prior to the American Civil War.