Lt 106, 1910

Lt 106, 1910

Kress, Brother and Sister [D. H.]

Sanitarium, California

October 23, 1910

Portions of this letter are published in Ev 96; 7MR 312-313.

Dear Brother and Sister Kress:

I have recently received several letters from you. We are much pleased to hear from you. I am sorry that you are in perplexity and uncertain regarding your duty. I wish that I could by writing remove all the perplexities that are troubling your mind; but this I cannot do. The Lord lives and reigns. He understands just how you are situated, and He can prepare the way before you. 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 1

The Lord Jesus is to be your instructor. As you try to do the will of God, the Lord will help you to adjust the difficulties that may arise. Do not look on the dark side of any question. Do not fail or be discouraged. 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 2

Again and again I am impressed with the advantages to be gained by your moving your family to Melrose. I know that your experience might be of value to the institution there, and that if you were to unite with Brother and Sister Starr, you might accomplish an important work in the city of Boston. 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 3

When I visited Melrose last year, I was greatly pained at the conditions existing there. The head physician and the business manager were not laboring together harmoniously, and the spiritual needs of the helpers and the patients were sadly neglected. I am greatly desirous that this institution shall be placed on vantage ground, and it is in harmony with the light I have received that there should be brought into the Melrose Sanitarium the influence of families who can be a spiritual help to the workers, and who can also do a special work in the neighboring cities. 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 4

The Melrose Sanitarium has come into our possession in the providence of God. It has excellent water privileges and is located in a beautiful park, which is kept up by the city without expense to us. The advantages of this institution have been kept before me. I desire that the mind of the Lord in regard to it may be met, and that its influence may extend as a light to the city of Boston. Time is rapidly passing, and the enemy is pleased to see the work for these large cities delayed. 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 5

I shall be pleased if you can feel clear to move with your family to the vicinity of Boston, where you may unite with Elder Starr in evangelistic work. But I shall not urge this more than I have done. This move would be in harmony with the light I have received regarding your work and the work to be carried forward in the city of Boston. I believe that if you will cheerfully take up this line of work for a year, you will be able to see the will of the Lord more clearly than you do now. You may not now understand all that you wish to know, but as you advance, the way will open before you. As you move out on what light you have, increased light will come. 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 6

With these suggestions, I must leave the decision of this matter to your judgment, as workers in the service of God, to be taught by Him. There is a great work before us all. My burden is not for our workers to give special labor to those who know the truth. The message from the Lord to me is that the long-neglected cities, which have had so little attention, are now to be entered. God says, “Enter the cities. Give the inhabitants of these cities the call to prepare for the coming of the Lord.” 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 7

Day and night I am at work, preparing matter to send to our people. Many in the cities are still without the light of the gospel message. Those who neglect to sound forth the last message of warning will in the future suffer deep regret. My message is, “Let companies be organized to enter the cities. Seek proper locations for holding meetings. Circulate our literature. Make earnest efforts to reach the people.” 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 8

Your sister in Christ. 25LtMs, Lt 106, 1910, par. 9