Red Dead Wiki
Red Dead Wiki

Preaching Forgiveness as He Went is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

Following a lead about the Lemoyne Raiders sitting on a pile of weapons, Lenny and Arthur ride out deep into the woods towards Shady Belle.


Lenny calls over Arthur in camp, telling him that he has heard of a manor deep in the woods used by a gang called by the Lemoyne Raiders. Lenny explains that they are ex-confederates who still want an army and, in order to fund it, they have a huge stockpile of weapons at their hideout, which they can sell to finance their operations. With finding some weapons guaranteed and the possibility of getting money on top of that, Arthur agrees to investigate the manor with Lenny, and the two depart from camp.

Upon arrival, Arthur and Lenny take their horses into the woods, while Arthur takes out a scoped rifle to survey the manor. After analyzing the explosives, guards, and layout of the place, Arthur suggests that Lenny could go in and act “friendly” with the Lemoyne Raiders in order to distract them. The player can decide whether to do this or simply shoot a large box of dynamite in the hideout, killing some of the Lemoyne Raiders. Either way, a large firefight breaks out between Arthur and Lenny against the Raiders, with the pair emerging victorious. With their enemies dealt with, Arthur and Lenny find a cart with a stash of weapons in the back and decide to take it back to camp.

Soon after they leave the woods, three Lemoyne Raiders spot them stealing their wagon and threaten them, only to be gunned down by Arthur and Lenny, who continue. Arthur praises Lenny's abilities and says that tells him that the more senior gang members look favorably on him. The pair eventually reach camp and Arthur takes out a rifle from the stash as his own, before he and Lenny thank each other for the heist.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Kill 10 Lemoyne Raiders with a long scoped rifle.
  • Complete within 11 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.



  • After completing this mission, the Lemoyne Raiders in Shady Belle will stop respawning. Players will not be able to clear for loot again until Chapter 6.
  • After leaving Shady Belle, if the player decides to go off track to avoid encountering the last group of Lemoyne Raiders, Lenny will comment on how he feels he and Arthur "should have met someone by now", hinting at the last Lemoyne Raiders they were supposed to face on the road.

Video walkthrough


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 3: Clemens Point
"The New South""American Distillation""Further Questions of Female Suffrage""The Course of True Love I""The Course of True Love II""The Course of True Love III""Advertising, The New American Art""The Fine Joys of Tobacco""Horse Flesh for Dinner""Magicians for Sport""Friends in Very Low Places""Blessed are the Peacemakers""An Honest Mistake""Preaching Forgiveness as He Went""Sodom? Back to Gomorrah""A Short Walk in a Pretty Town""Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern""The Battle of Shady Belle"
Companion Activities
"Coach Robbery - Bill Williamson""Coach Robbery - Sean MacGuire""Dominoes - Tilly Jackson""Fishing - Javier Escuella""Fishing - Kieran Duffy""Five Finger Fillet - Micah Bell""Social Calls With Mr. MacGuire"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2