Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 16 (1901)


Lt 33, 1901

Kellogg, J. H.

St. Helena, California

February 23, 1901

Portions of this letter are published in 5Bio 53-54. +Note

Dr. Kellogg

Dear Brother,—

I have been in some trial with reference to the movements it would be wisdom for me to make. I had received many letters opening homes for me during the General Conference, and I appreciated these kind, hearty letters. 16LtMs, Lt 33, 1901, par. 1

Friday evening we assembled to have our usual season of prayer. I laid my case before the Lord and entreated Him most earnestly to indicate my duty. Dr. Kellogg had been the first to invite me, and I had felt that it was best for me to accept his whole-hearted invitation. Will the Lord instruct me? 16LtMs, Lt 33, 1901, par. 2

While praying, I seemed to be surrounded by light, and a voice said, “Respect the courtesy of My servant, John Kellogg, the physician by My appointment. He needs encouragement that you can give him. Let him put his trust in Me. My arm is strong to uphold and sustain. He may safely lean upon My strength. I have a work for him to do. He must not fail nor be discouraged.” 16LtMs, Lt 33, 1901, par. 3