This section of the site
will carry information made available to us from old diaries and journals, which could
well be some of the most trustworthy and accurate histories of the Shiloh movement.
They are rare finds when they are available. Our first entry into this section comes
from a Miss Edith McIntyre, who arrived at Shiloh to live there in 1900. Much of
her work are notes from the services and classes she attended. A brief description
of her is included from Fair Clear & Terrible. Though never a
"major player" in the grand scheme of things, her notes lend us insight into
what could have been considered as important and notable to the students then.
Several of Edith's pages contain quotes she copied down into her journal as she heard them
spoken in class. We have also included a list copied from several pages of her
journal where she listed significant dates. We thank the Gordon Frasers for
lending us the journal for the website. Enid White, Gordon's step-mother, was given
the journal by Ms. McIntyre, and passed it on the Gordon's family when she died. We hope
you find these interesting and informative.
Edith McIntyre, from Fair Clear & Terrible
by Shirley Nelson, p. 114
"Edith McIntyre, a girl in her late teens from Medford,
Massachusetts, suffered from hallucinations and nightmares, the result of a once
congested brain. Any excitement caused intense pain and nose bleeds.
Insects crawled all over her, and serpents waited in the corners
of rooms to spring at her. Her head ached constantly and she could not see without thick
spectacles. ready to take her own life, she went to Shiloh workers in Boston for
consultation and prayer, was quickly relieved of every complaint, and in a few weeks found
she no longer needed the glasses. She remained well and became a strong Shiloh
Edith McIntyre's Testimony from Tongues of Fire October 1, 1898
A Present Day Miracle
At twelve years of age while lying sick - very low
with Bright's disease - God instantly healed me. The physician declared. "There
is not a trace of it remaining." From that time I took the Lord to heal me from
all the ills of life. One day, however, I told mother that I had tried the Christian
life as she had taught me and it had failed to bring the happiness I sought, and that
henceforth I should try the pleasures of the world, and she needn't say anything more to
me concerning Christianity. But God watched over my frequently prayed for soul with
tender pity. My health failed me in one way and another till several years ago I was
laid low with a congested brain. To please my father I turned to a human physician.
I was very, very sick and the disease took its course, though in answer to my
mother's prayers God spared my life; but my brain was impaired. To read or
concentrate my thoughts, or to see anything exciting would cause intense pain lasting for
days, causing bleeding at the nose several times each day. The education received at
school seemed to be partly erased from my memory. I could not find words to express
my thoughts, neither could I spell correctly simple words. and I was half sick all the
During the summer of 1897 I lost 26 pounds of
flesh, and being under a mental strain the old symptoms returned.
At night I would dream of great serpents, their
eyes large and glassy; they seemed so to fascinate me. I would not notice them
drawing near till suddenly they would spring at me. Then I would leap, scream and
awake. I dared not go to sleep again, and for fear I might do so, would rise and
walk the floor or dress and go to work often as soon as two or three o'clock in the
During the daytime I would see them chasing me.
If I sewed, I would see them sitting in the corners of the room waiting to spring
upon me. If I walked the street I would see them at nearly every corner.
April 29, 1898 I seemed to be ready to fall to
pieces, violent headache all the time, my brain felt hard. It seemed to be the size
of an egg floating in water and filled with insects trying to crawl over it. Around
this was a thin tight covering like a bladder, which kept me from shaking my head in my
effort to loosen it, and often the insects seemed to be crawling all over me.
After Mr. Sandford came to Boston, I returned to my
Lord, and April 3, 1898 I received the Holy Ghost. Then the Lord began to talk to
me. However I struggled in my attempts to live so as to be sure the Holy Ghost would
not leave me and thus a dreadful fear came into my life.
But on this morning I was so sick mother said,
"I think now the time has come for you to turn to the Lord for your Healer."
After some hesitation I consented and as I walked over to the worker's stopping
place, serpents surrounded me. It seemed as though I must stand still for
there was no place to step; then in my desperation I took a long step over them hoping
thus to leave them behind, but did this only to see them again. When I arrived at
Brother Gleason's I was completely exhausted.
After a little talk he prayed for me, followed by
others, but I could not pray for my healing, not wishing to live. I despised the
world, and prayed to die, but God knew I was not responsible for that prayer.
When Brother Gleason anointed me, however, I was
instantly made well. I KNEW IT - HOW, I
KNOW NOT, BUT I KNEW IT. PRAISE GOD! Then
I could pray and thank and praise Him. Every ill that moment left me, except the
drawn sensation. As I sat at the last Lord's Supper Brother Sandford had before
going to Jerusalem and heard him make it emphatic that if Christ was perfect in body, as
we partook of His body and His flesh we could claim perfection in our bodies. I made
that claim. Hallelujah! God met me. As I took the Supper I heard something
snap, and it seemed as though things were being fixed up, and my head was well. As I
looked at the speaker to my surprise I found I could not see him. I removed my
glasses which I had been wearing for a year, and lo, I could see. I found they had
hindered my vision, for though I had not thought of such a thing, God had healed them.
Those glasses had been fitted to defective eyes. I had fed upon Him who is
without blemish and hence they were worse than useless to me. I could see
beautifully. All praise, and honor, and glory be unto His Holy Name.
List of Important Dates from Edith McIntyres
4/3/1898 10:05 Received the Holy Spirit
3/29/1898 Healed of congested brain
3/17/1899 Bethesda dedicated
4/14/1899 Remove the Covering
12/27/1899 Remove the Covering message for school
2/27/1900 Came to School
6/20/1901 Jerusalem party started
10/1/1901 Authoritative baptism
11/24/1901 Elijah is here
1/1/1902 Small pox
2/11/1902 Small pox
2/17/1902 End of Johns fast
2/23/1902 Married to Son of God 1-5 p.m.
5/10/1902 Jerusalem party entered city
5/18/1902 Johns baptism in Jordan
6/18/1902 Mr. Ss return from Jerusalem
6/30/1902 Reception in Armory Well Done
7/18/1902 Kingdom cent
10/2/1902 Kingdom renewed
11/28/1902 I have found David
1/16/1903 Absolute fast for S. P.
1/17/1903 End of Mr. S. 7 day fast
1/24/1903 D. quarantine - Bethesda [Diptheria?, Ed.]
2/13/1903 Restoration of H. S. J.6:21 [Holy Spirit?, Ed.]
3/3/1903 12 midnight - sword in hand. cut off from Shiloh
3/19/1903 Olivet dedicated
10/2/1903 Second witness
11/30/1903 R.E.G. ruling elder divinely appointed [Ralph Gleason?,
3/7/1904 Book bindery started
3/26/1904 Begin to possess
4/24/1904 Bound to the risen Lord
4/24/1904 Church called to the Wilderness
6/20/1904 100 fold clear cut. Mr. H.
10/ /1904 Tin shop started
11/14/1904 Shoe-shop started
1/1/1905 Lamech on a sea of oil into
1/13/1905 Exodus begun
3/13/1905 First Town Meeting
4/09/1905 David Sandford born
4/11/1905 2nd Exodus. Coronet
4/14/0905 Coronet sailed
4/17/1905 Coronet arrived at Portland
4/18/1905 David presented to the Lord at temple
5/20/1905 2:10 p.m. Sabbath restored
5/30/1905 Tuesday eve. service restored
6/3/1905 Kingdom Yacht club formed
6/3/1905 Coronet dedicated
6/4/1905 12 noon Coronets 1st trip
9/11/1905 Wolfs Neck [Freeport] Davids return from Jerusalem
9/13/1905 Wanderer asked Jesus to baptize me.
10/12/1905 Coronet arrived at Freeport
10/16/1905 Coronet sailed
10/21/1905 Baptized into the H. G.
11/8/1905 Coronet s 2nd trip
12/ /1905 Neck tie department started
4/12/1906 Coronet arrived 2nd trip
6/9/1906 Coronet wrecked
6/11/1906 Mr. S. arrived on Wanderer at 547
6/23/1906 Coronet off rocks.
7/12/1906 Kingdom bought
8/10/1906 Kingdom arrived in Boston
8/11/1906 Kingdom sailed for Rockland
8/19/1906 Coronet launched, eve.
8/22/1906 Coronet sailed, eve.
8/22/1906 Kingdom sailed, 1st trip
9/7/1906 Mr. S. sailed from London
9/11/1906 Coronet arrived Gibraltar
9/21/1906 Kingdom arrived Gibraltar
10/2/1906 Coronet arrived Malta
1/9/1907 Coronet Jaffa
2/12/1907 Kingdom arrived Malta
2/21/1907 Kingdom sailed Malta
3/13/1907 Kingdom arrived Gibraltar
Quotes of Frank W. Sandford from Edith McIntyre's
One of the greatest mistakes you can make is to misunderstand the enemy
To the extent in your life you expect to be less than Jesus so much you are
belittling the Holy Ghost.
It is only faith in Almighty God that can make you faithful
The very minute you deviate one bit from that flag Victory you begin
your downward career.
Gold is a picture of perfected humanity
If you do faithful work on every passage of scripture you will be a rock that cannot
be moved. When you have suffered enough to become a pearl, you will have the exquisite
privilege of leading the Redeemed of Israel through the gates into the City. A David heart
that fulfills all the Bible is the one to whom God will fulfill all the promises. Your
only hope of being true to the end is your confidence in the blood of Christ.
I represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was what He paid for me.
Exact righteousness shall reign. Reign over yourself first, then over others. Your
kingdom is as great as you have power to rule over men in righteousness.
If your lamp is empty, fill it.
The Sabbath is a day of rest for the heart.
I give you solemn warning, every minute wash your hands and be ready for Christ
coming. There will not be time for washing. Faith, and it is done.
The Kingdom will never be established by putting up buildings, having yachts, etc.
and praying great prayers of faith, but through suffering and dying.
Dec. 21, 1903
You will never prosper until you learn to give royally.
Utter separation is the only way to keep the water pure.
Responsibility of Deception
It is a horrible thing to make a mistake. Ignorance will not undo the consequences.
If you are deceived by the devil, you are just as bad as the devil at that point.
Deception wrecked this world. It does not settle the account for Eve to say I was honest
in it. It is no joke to get fooled by the devil. You must walk closely enough to God to
know you have His will before you dare to act.
It is not what you do, it is what you are.
Your baptism, it will mean to you all you can take. I tell you that I know it is not what
you are or what you appear to be to yourself. It is just simply the degree to which you
can honor Jesus Christ to be what He is. You can be just all you will believe for I know
this is true. The baptism was really walking down with Jesus into the grave. He took us
down with Him and it was not ourselves that came up, if we only believe it. Just to the
extent you can believe that, utterly ignoring your own self and taking on Christ and what
He is - all glorious before the Father - just as much as you can enter into, that is what
you actually become. You will not have to be thinking what you are. You will actually
enter into possession yourself of what another person is, and become what that person is
yourself. You can have all you will by taking on Christ through your baptism.
The people who do not stop breaking the Bible whenever it suits their convenience
will never hold authority under the Son of God. You are tearing the crown from your head
every time you break the Bible.
Every time you believe their is a stitch taken in your wedding garment. If you
dont believe the stitch is dropped. You will not be ready. Be ready.
It is impossible to displease God when you have faith.
That subtle flesh life is the very thing that will lead you to hell if the devil
As long as there is anything in you that will let an enemy escape there is something
in you that will be a slave some day.
If you are pious enough you will be hated far enough to satisfy your cravings for