Lt 112, 1910

Lt 112, 1910

Morton, Eliza

St. Helena, California

October 31, 1910

Previously unpublished.

Miss Eliza Morton

My dear Sister:

I have received and read your letter. I was glad to hear from you and much pleased to know that you are making a visit to the Melrose Sanitarium. This sanitarium I very highly appreciate. Few places that I have seen are so well suited for sanitarium purposes. The Lord provided this property to be used by us as a sanitarium. He would have us appreciate it. I hope that you will become so thoroughly acquainted with the institution that you will be led to estimate it highly. 25LtMs, Lt 112, 1910, par. 1

I am glad that Dr. Bliss looks upon your case favorably and that you are giving your tired nerves a rest. I will give you the credit of being sensible in this. I hope that rest may entirely remove the difficulty. And I hope that while you are at the sanitarium you will take advantage of the opportunity to drive about and view the beauty and the natural advantages of the grounds in which the sanitarium is situated. These grounds are cared for by special workers; and to see that everything is in order, officers are continually riding about in different directions through the park. While we were there, we felt that we were under protection. 25LtMs, Lt 112, 1910, par. 2

Were it not for my writing, I should make another trip to the East. You speak of Portland, Maine, and of your desire to see medical missionary work started there. I thank the Lord that some work has been done in Portland, and that little by little the difficulties are being adjusted. If I were free from my work of writing, I should certainly make a visit to Portland and to Melrose. But I am now writing on Old Testament history, hoping to get material enough to cover the ground between Patriarchs and Prophets and Desire of Ages. When this book is completed, I shall certainly, if the Lord strengthens me, visit Portland and Melrose and Boston. I cannot express in words the longing desire I have for my friends in Portland, and also for that most desirable place, Melrose. I should be very glad to spend a summer in these two places. 25LtMs, Lt 112, 1910, par. 3

I am glad that Brother and Sister Kress have a burden for Portland. The Lord has been drawing them to the work in Boston, and I hope they will make a home in Melrose. If this is the Lord’s will, I shall thank Him. I shall be so grateful if Portland and Boston can be worked. In both of these places most earnest efforts are to be put forth. 25LtMs, Lt 112, 1910, par. 4

I must close my letter now, asking the Lord to carry out His will and to work to His own name’s glory. Let us place ourselves individually under the Holy Spirit’s guidance. I long to see my Redeemer and express the gratitude of my soul to Him who gave His life for me. I have every reason to magnify the name of Jesus. 25LtMs, Lt 112, 1910, par. 5

Let me hear from you again. I shall be glad to hear about your movements and plans, and about the progress of the work in Portland and other places in the East. 25LtMs, Lt 112, 1910, par. 6

Your sister in Christ. 25LtMs, Lt 112, 1910, par. 7