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Lt 154, 1894

Brethren

Norfolk Villa, Granville, New South Wales, Australia

November 5, 1894

Portions of this letter are published in 8MR 363; 4Bio 177.

Dear Brethren:

As you go to Dora Creek my prayers shall follow you. This is an important mission and angels of God will accompany you. We are to watch and pray and believe and trust in God and look to Him every moment. Satan is watching to communicate to you through men those things which will not be in harmony with the mind and will and work of God. Only believe. Pray in faith as did Elijah. Let prayer be the breath of the soul. Where will God direct to locate the school? “The effectual and fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” [James 5:16.] 9LtMs, Lt 154, 1894, par. 1

The Lord would have you pray and receive answers to prayer and have perfect faith in Jesus Christ. No really good thing will be withheld from them that walk uprightly. Believe in the bare Word of God and go not to worldly wise men for wisdom, for they receive not that wisdom which cometh from above. Go forth as did Elijah at the entrance of the cave; there God met with him and talked with him. God is honored when we take Him at His word, and believe in His promises with the simplicity of a child. 9LtMs, Lt 154, 1894, par. 2