In a seminary missions class, Herbert Jackson told how, as a new missionary, he was
assigned a car that would not start without a push.
After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home,
got permission to take some children out of class, and had them push his car off. As he
made his rounds, he would either park on a hill or leave the engine running. He used this
ingenious procedure for two years. Ill health forced the Jackson family to leave, and a
new missionary came to that station. When Jackson proudly began to explain his arrangement
for getting the car started, the new man began looking under the hood. Before the
explanation was complete, the new missionary interrupted, "Why, Dr. Jackson, I
believe the only trouble is this loose cable." He gave the cable a twist, stepped
into the car, pushed the switch, and to Jackson's astonishment, the engine roared to life.
For two years needless trouble had become routine. The power was there all the time.
Only a loose connection kept Jackson from putting that power to work.