Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 15 (1900)

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Lt 97, 1900

Gotzian, Sister [J.]

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

July 3, 1900

Previously unpublished.

Dear Sister [J.] Gotzian:

Dr. Kellogg sent us a letter saying that you would loan the sanitarium here the sum of ten thousand dollars, I think on interest. We are now prepared to build. When I shall see the sanitarium foundation laid, I shall be rejoiced, greatly rejoiced. And I shall not feel free to leave these islands until I do see the work begun in earnest. 15LtMs, Lt 97, 1900, par. 1

I write to you therefore that as soon as this money shall reach us we will send you the note for the same. We need this means so much. We are placing things on a solid basis. I have just met Dr. Caro and our business manager, Brother Sharp. 15LtMs, Lt 97, 1900, par. 2

I have had a satisfactory conversation with them, and they are determined that the sanitarium shall be established according to the light God has given from the first up to this time. We will want now a man to look after the religious interests, and think we have one who has been sent to Western Australia. He is a man who wins souls, and draws unbelievers so that they are almost compelled to come in. He is a powerful man in the exposition of the Scriptures and in prayer. So you see we are laying our plans for a gospel teacher. 15LtMs, Lt 97, 1900, par. 3

There are no Sabbathkeepers in the community, but we will have an opportunity to make the truth as attractive as possible. The Lord will work with all who will submit to be worked. We are so glad you can help us just now, for we need to arise and build. 15LtMs, Lt 97, 1900, par. 4