Unconfessed and deliberate concealed sin is one of the biggest hindrances to the work of God. It was also the cause of many young people not giving their lives to God in Washington, NH before Ellen and James White made a life changing visit.
Annie Smith was a gifted writer, poet and editor and although her life was tragically cut short she made a huge impact in early Adventism. Shunning a life of ease and plenty, she sacrificed worldly ambition and riches to work for little financial gain in the early days at our fledgling press.
In the middle of a funeral Ellen White would have possibly her most significant vision. The Great Controversy vision was one that the devil did not want to make it to print. Ellen White almost died soon after but lived to write the book that has changed the lives of countless people.