Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 13 (1898)


Lt 50a, 1898

Daniells, A. G.

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

June 6, 1898

Portions of this letter are published in 4Bio 351. +Note

Dear Brother Daniells:

We have tried to do the best we could in this locality during the Week of Prayer. My horses and carriages have been taken into the neighboring townships to bring in believers and unbelievers to the meetings. We have held meetings at Dora Creek. I spoke there last Sunday in the old schoolhouse, now used for a hall. Brother Herbert Lacey has spoken there once. Since last Sabbath I have spoken, in the school and in the church, twelve times. One day I spoke in the six o’clock morning meeting, then to the students in the school chapel, then in the afternoon in the church. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 1

W. C. White contracted a severe cold, and was so hoarse that he could scarcely speak. He is better now. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 2

We have held early morning meeting in the church throughout the week. I have attended all these meetings but one. The Lord has hitherto helped me. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 3

We have also held social meetings in the school chapel, and the students have borne their testimonies quite freely. Brother Herbert Lacey has broken his heart before the Lord, and has manifested a good, contrite spirit. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 4

We are doing all we can to enlighten minds in regard to exercising faith and trust in God. Here lies our great deficiency. When we believe the Word of God, and make a practical application of it, the Lord will be able to use us as vessels unto honor. Oh, let us know what it is to have living faith in the Word of God. We must talk faith, sing faith, act faith, and then we shall see the deep moving of the Spirit of God. We are weak on this point, when we should be strong. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 5

In the matter of the school, the Lord will work. We shall see of His salvation. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 6

In regard to the publication of the matters which have taken time, and crowded out matters of greater importance, we would say, You must pray, you must watch. Please read what is written in regard to canvassers in Gospel Workers, 345-358. I would not advise abrupt movements in regard to the cutting out of such matters as you sent me, to displease and offend the people. But you need to cut away these things soon. Move guardedly in all things, and give no offense if you can avoid it. Give them a little more time. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 7

It is a grave mistake for our people to canvass for such matter. There is need of putting the whole soul into the work of spreading the light of truth, through our own publications. By this means the canvassers can talk the truth as they have opportunity. They should use great wisdom in presenting the truth. They should be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. The canvassing work must be revived. Great care should be exercised as to whom you choose to represent the work for this time. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 8

This letter must now go to the post office. 13LtMs, Lt 50a, 1898, par. 9