Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 10 (1895)


Ms 61a, 1895

Diary, August 1895

Cooranbong, N.S.W.

August 1895

Previously unpublished.

Cooranbong, N.S.W.

[Sabbath], August 10, 1895

This day has been a very precious day to my soul. I spoke at 11 o’clock a.m. to a crowded room full of people, believers mostly, but some unbelievers. 10LtMs, Ms 61a, 1895, par. 1

Cooranbong, N.S.W.

[Sabbath], August 17, 1895

I was not able to sleep past two o’clock. I arise early, for my mind is troubled and I engage in earnest prayer for the Lord to help strengthen and bless me and give me grace to overcome this depression of spirit which is overcoming me. I hope, I pray, for deliverance. 10LtMs, Ms 61a, 1895, par. 2

I arose and commenced to write and the Lord gave me His Holy Spirit, and I was led out to write for the Southern people. There was a question in my mind as to whether I [would] attend meeting, but I felt that I could not be clear to remain at home. I found a room full to overflowing and spoke from John 14 and Acts 1, the ascension of our Lord. There was great interest manifested. 10LtMs, Ms 61a, 1895, par. 3

I am made to observe many things in America that are consuming means but not producing a work bearing the elevated character of Bible truth that ought to come to this field, that we can spread knowledge of the truth. I am instructed we ought to have had this means to open new fields. Our cities are unworked. 10LtMs, Ms 61a, 1895, par. 4