Saved from the Titanic
Today's Miracle Monday is the testimony of Sister Ivy Fisher. We patched this together from the recollections of several individuals who remember her.
The RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean exactly 102 years ago today. It sank the following morning on April 15, 1912. At the time, the Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious ocean liner ever built. People claimed it was unsinkable because of its fancy watertight compartments. The ship left port on her maiden voyage with only enough lifeboats for approximately half the passengers on board.
Well, we all know what happened to the Titanic, but many of you might not know that one of our church members nearly sailed on the ill-fated liner.
Her name was Sister Ivy Fisher, and she used to recite this testimony to the brothers and sisters in the Edison Branch, where she attended for many years.
Sister Ivy was born in England in the early 1900s. Not long after her birth, her parents had a strong desire to immigrate to America. They seriously considered booking passage on the Titanic. After thinking it over, Sister Ivy's father said, "Let's wait until the Titanic makes a few trips before we book passage to America." Sister Ivy would later credit Spirit of God for her father's decision.
Imagine the temptation of booking a transatlantic voyage on the most renown, luxurious, and "safest" ship that ever existed. If the Lord hadn't changed Sister Ivy's father's mind, the family would've had a 41 percent chance of survival had they been in second class and only a 25 percent chance of survival had they been in third class.
Thank God for protecting us even when the danger isn't known at the time!
After the Fisher family immigrated and settled in the U.S., Sister Ivy was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ by the late Sister Elsie Ensana of the Edison Branch. Sister Ivy was baptized and was a faithful sister who endured to the end. Her mother also embraced the Restored Gospel and became a member. Sister Ivy's mother was disabled and would lie in the front pew during the Sunday service.
Miracles for May
Our theme for next month is the military. We invite you to share any experiences that you or your loved ones have that related to service in the military. Please submit your story here.