Preaching in America
I . . . believe in a religion . . . that I can live for or die for. . . . I would rather have God for my friend than all other influences and powers.
John finished his apprenticeship and came back to Hale to begin a furniture-making business. But in 1830 John’s parents decided to join many British citizens who were leaving England to start a new life in Canada. John’s father asked him to stay behind to settle the family business, which took him almost two years. John was disappointed because he was anxious to go to America, but he wanted to help his father so he stayed behind.
Finally at the age of twenty-four, John was ready to leave for Canada.