Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 9 (1894)


Lt 7a, 1894

Brownsberger, Brother

Per Ardua, Williams Street, Granville, New South Wales, Australia

May 17, 1894

Portions of this letter are published in TSB 222-223.

Dear Bro. Brownsberger,

I have had my mind drawn out for you time and again. Had I felt at liberty to exercise my judgment, I should have given my counsel a long time ago for you to change your location. I had hoped my brethren would have had wisdom from above to give counsel to you that you should not be where you are today. If you have anything to do, it must be soon. Were you in this country I fully believe you would see doors opening where you could be at work to be a lightbearer to those who are in the darkness of error. 9LtMs, Lt 7a, 1894, par. 1

How would it be should you come to this country? Like Abraham going out not knowing whither he went, and humbly seeking guidance, I plead that you make a break. Come here to Australia while we are here. Come on your own responsibility. You will have means, if you sell your farm, to bring you here. Then I believe the way will open for you to work, and may the Lord direct you is my earnest wish, and sincere prayer. 9LtMs, Lt 7a, 1894, par. 2

We are keeping house in Granville, a suburb of Sydney, about twelve miles from Sydney proper. 9LtMs, Lt 7a, 1894, par. 3

There is work in abundance for you to do in the great harvest field. Here are fields all ripe for the harvest—work to be entered upon in Sydney, of about a million people, and Melbourne numbering still more. There is Queensland to be entered. There are thirty Sabbathkeepers in one place in Queensland that have never seen nor heard the living preacher, and others are scattered all through that region, waiting for the message of truth. 9LtMs, Lt 7a, 1894, par. 4

Will you please consider this matter, and write us what you think? What are your finances? What are you thinking of doing? How is the Lord leading your mind? Please to consider the matter and may the Lord give you wisdom to move somewhere at once. 9LtMs, Lt 7a, 1894, par. 5

In much love. 9LtMs, Lt 7a, 1894, par. 6