“One reason why thinking men and women are rejecting the pseudo-Christian sects of the day is because of the discrepancy between the pretensions and the daily acts of so-called Christian believers. It is very easy to go to church, to sing hallelujah, and to cry. ‘Lord, Lord!’; but it is not so easy to do that which the Lord requires. When churchmen’s acts do not conform to their pretensions, non-churchmen accuse them of hypocrisy, one of the gross sins condemned most vehemently by the Savior” (Gospel Ideals, p. 71).
In a small town on the west coast of the north island of New Zealand lived just such a lady. She and her husband had served as building missionaries in the 1950's at the temple near Hamilton. Now, many years later, they were living in a nice but humble home on the beach in Waitara enjoying retired life.