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Passion, Purpose & Power, Page 124

22. Stephen N. Haskell

Practical religion

In the introduction of her biography of Elder S. N. Haskell, Ella M. Robinson shares recollections of those who had known him.

I once asked the well-known radio preacher H. M. S. Richards if he had known Stephen Haskell.

“Yes, indeed,” he replied, and related the following incident. “At a camp meeting in Waterloo, Quebec, in the year 1921, I mentioned that I needed more song books for an evangelistic effort I was conducting. S. N. Haskell, almost ninety years old, was present. He met me outside the tent, pulled out his pocketbook, and emptied . . . its entire contents into my hands. It amounted to a little more than seven dollars, and paid for several copies of Christ in Song.

“I remember Stephen Haskell as a deep and constant student of the Word of God,” continued Elder Richards. “He hardly dared to take out his Bible while waiting . . . for a train, for fear he would become so absorbed in studying some line of truth that he would lose all contact

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