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Lt 23a, 1887

White, Mary

Healdsburg, California

December 11, 1887

Portions of this letter are published in FBS 2.

Dear Mary:

I have a chance to send you a few things. Will bring other things when we come again. I send you butter. Our family is now so large we take a good deal of butter now, to take care of them. 5LtMs, Lt 23a, 1887, par. 1

Mary, we pray earnestly for you every day, and we have faith that God will heal you. We believe His Word. I spoke last Sabbath in the church at Healdsburg, and the Lord blessed us with His Holy Spirit. We have very precious seasons of prayer. We believe that the Lord will work for you, and let not your faith stagger at appearances. Believe in the promises of God, and let nothing, nothing disturb you. We are all praying for you. Our faith may be tested, but we must hold fast the promises. Take God at His Word and doubt not but God will do those things He has promised us that He will do. Only believe. It seems to me that the Lord will be glorified in your restoration to health. 5LtMs, Lt 23a, 1887, par. 2

I do not hear anything from Willie, and he said he would come here the last of last week or the first of next week. It is now Sunday. I am anxious to see him and to consult with him. I think it is not best for me to come up to St. Helena, but I hope to do the will of God in all things. 5LtMs, Lt 23a, 1887, par. 3

Fannie Bolton will be at the Retreat soon. W. C. White thought best for her to come and prepare manuscript and you make some suggestions to her. I hope this can be done, for she needs your solid, even work to balance her. 5LtMs, Lt 23a, 1887, par. 4

I am quite well for me and of good courage, but I do want someone to counsel with. In much love. 5LtMs, Lt 23a, 1887, par. 5

Mother.