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preached to settlers, African Americans, and In-
dians. Lady Huntingdon’s purpose in life was to
share the Gospel, not only in England but also
around the world. Shortly before her death, she
spoke of her hopes of sending two missionaries
In 1789, Selina’s health began to fail. She
became frail in body, but her mind was still clear.
In spite of her pain and suffering, she remained
cheerful. She had no fear of death and looked
forward to going to heaven. She often said, “My
work is done; I have nothing to do but go to my
heavenly Father.” 1
hen Selina, Countess of Huntingdon,
closed her eyes in death on June 17,
1791, there were children in an or-
phanage in Savannah, Georgia, being taught
the message of salvation. There were preachers
being trained in a Bible college in Breconshire,
Wales. There were converts rejoicing in their
salvation in Sierra Leone, Africa. There were
local churches all over England proclaiming the
story of Jesus. The touch of her gentle hands had
reached onto continents and to dark corners of
the earth where no light had ever shown.
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Built in 1878,
1Kirby, Gilbert W., “The Elect Lady,” URL (2018).
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NATIONS • 15
She was buried in the family
vault at Ashby-de-Zouch in Leic-
estershire, England. Thousands
mourned her death. Her chapels
were draped with black, and min-
isters all over England preached
sermons honoring her.
elina Shirley Hastings,
Countess of Huntingdon,
lived an extraordinary
life. The most distinguished
people of England admired and
respected her. As I visited Staun-
ton Hall where she was born and
Donington Park where she lived
with Lord Huntingdon and as I
saw chapels all over England that
she had built, I pondered how
one woman could do so much for
the cause of Christ.
Could it be when Selina fol-
lowed the funeral procession to
the gravesite and saw the nine-
year-old girl lowered into the
ground that the future Countess
of Huntingdon had the solemn
thought that she must live some-
where “forever”? Is it possible
that as she visited the small grave
“eternity” was stamped on her
heart and all of her good works
before her salvation were for
gaining her eternity in heaven?
It was a glorious day when
Lady Huntingdon realized that
salvation was by grace through
faith and not through the good
works that she had done. Hence-
forth, all of the great work she
did thereafter was for the love of
Christ and for what He had done
for her on the cross of Calvary.
S CrEdit NOtE: Selina Shirley,
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Girl in the Blue Dress,
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for Westminster College, Cambridge, UK.
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