This is the life story of a Welsh coal miner who could not read when he was ordained at 20 years of age. He could not even pronounce English words of more than one syllable. But he credits the Holy Spirit with teaching him to read and to become an effective minister for Christ. He was ordained to be a priest, elder, seventy, apostle, and patriarch. He served 36 years as an apostle in the RLDS Church, from 1887 to 1923.