Minnie Abrams and Sundrabai were conscientious in their letters, but Rama felt uneasy. The famine continued. Prices constantly rose. Minnie stopped work on the buildings for lack of funds. I need to go home.
An invitation to attend the annual July Keswick Convention in England settled the matter. Rama booked passage on a steamship that left from New York City so she could spend a few days with Mano in Rochester before her departure. The voyage was pleasantly uneventful. An earnest woman named Miss Thim escorted Rama to the small village of Keswick in the English Lake Country.
Rama was transfixed from the moment Reverend Evan Hopkins opened the Sunday evening session. Reverend Hopkins stood erect and intense wearing a wide tie, short hair, and a mustache. In contrast to Reverend Donald, he spoke from his heart.
“Sin, whether external or internal, a thought or a deed, is a violation of God’s law. But sin won’t succeed unless you allow it to do so.”
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