Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 7 (1891-1892)


Lt 86, 1892

White, W. C.

Adelaide, South Australia

November 18, 1892

Portions of this letter are published in 3MR 411.

Dear Willie:

I have just come from the dentist and found that I had dreaded the operation of having my teeth filled, but I had it attended to before it became sensitive and I was much pleased with the dentist. I go again next Monday to have another filled. 7LtMs, Lt 86, 1892, par. 1

I was up at four o’clock, and I am so sleepy I can scarcely keep my eyes open. I received this letter from Elder Tenney, which I enclose. We are all well as usual, but the weather is rather too warm for comfort. 7LtMs, Lt 86, 1892, par. 2

We went out on the beach, Emily, Maya and I. Of course I was not able to get about, but sat in the phaeton under the bridge, or wharf, that leads quite a distance to the water. We took dinner there. It was pleasant. Well, I have been asleep about four times writing this, so I will close and say we are usually all well. I have had two fits of nosebleed, and my heart seems weak. 7LtMs, Lt 86, 1892, par. 3

Is it possible to get better carbons? We did not used to have such miserable, dim concerns. Will you see what the matter is and correct this if you can do so? We pray for you all. I believe the Lord will work for Melbourne. We must have faith and trust in God. We will draw nigh to God. We will not be weak in faith. The Lord stands at the helm, and we are only His frail instruments. We can do nothing of ourselves; but if we have faith in God, we will certainly see of the salvation of God. 7LtMs, Lt 86, 1892, par. 4

When I think of all the preaching they have had at Melbourne, I am more and more inclined to think it is something besides preaching that they need. But we must not talk doubt or unbelief. We must just go forward in faith and expect great things of the Lord. If we walk humbly before God, He will reveal Himself to us. 7LtMs, Lt 86, 1892, par. 5

Be of good courage. We are praying for you, and the Lord will give His grace and His Holy Spirit if we only believe. 7LtMs, Lt 86, 1892, par. 6