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Minnesota Archives

GOD IS LISTENING

‘ Red Sea ’ moments reveal the power of prayer
Story by Tanya Shearer
“ Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude . For the battle is not yours but the Lords .”
II Chronicles 20:15-21

It was April 1877 . All eyes were on him waiting for an answer . However , John Sargent Pillsbury , governor of Minnesota , did not have one . Pillsbury , a successful , decisive entrepreneur and businessman in private life , was up against an enemy he did not know how to fight .

The State of Minnesota was in a crisis . The Rocky Mountain Locust , a type of grasshopper , now extinct , had invaded the state for the previous three years , 1874-1876 . These particular
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