Chapter 19 » 19.36
A guided people
Witnessing to Truth also involved preaching. Katherine Evans (d.1692) and Sarah Chevers were imprisoned for three years in the prison of the Inquisition in Malta, for their preaching.
And in the greatest of our afflictions we could not say in our hearts, ‘Father, would thou hadst not brought us here!’ but cried mightily to our God for power to carry us through whatsoever should be inflicted upon us, that the Truth of our God might not suffer through our weakness. And the Lord did hear us … and carried us on with all boldness, and made our foreheads as flint … that whensoever we were brought forth upon trial, all fear was taken away, that we stood as iron gates.