Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 7 (1891-1892)


Ms 44, 1891

Diary, August 1891

Harbor Springs, Michigan

August 5, 1891

This manuscript is published in entirety in 18MR 155.

Harbor Springs,

August 5, 1891

This morning my mind is anxious and troubled in regard to my duty. Can it be the will of God that I go to Australia? This involves a great deal with me. I have not special light to leave America for this far off country. Nevertheless, if I knew it was the voice of God, I would go. But I cannot understand this matter. Some who are bearing responsibilities in America seem to be very persistent that my special work should be to go to Europe and to Australia. I finally did go to Europe and worked there in that new field with all the power of influence God had given me. My home and my goods in America became scattered, and I sustained much loss in this line. I offered my home for sale, and Dr. Kellogg purchased it. The price I received I needed, and it was a small price. I did wish it could have been double, for I had, with W. C. White, to open new fields, and I invested this means in school homes, in meetinghouses, and in opening new fields. 7LtMs, Ms 44, 1891, par. 1