Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 16 (1901)


Lt 139, 1901

Sanderson, [A. J.]


October 16, 1901 [typed]

Previously unpublished. +Note

Dear brother Sanderson,—

I hope you will not refuse the invitation which Dr. Kellogg has given you to go to Battle Creek and spend some time there. I will send you a copy of a letter which I have received from Dr. Kellogg. He seems to be in need of help, and he could set you at work. I think your help would be timely and appreciated. Dr. Kellogg gives you much credit as being a competent and skilful physician. In speaking to me of you, he has always presented you in the most favorable light. No word of disparagement has ever fallen from his lips concerning you. 16LtMs, Lt 139, 1901, par. 1

I hope that you will go to Battle Creek, for I must tell you that the counsel the Lord has given me for you is that you should be associated with other physicians. Located as you have been for the last ten years, you cannot complete your education. You need to be placed where you can co-operate with other physicians of broad and successful experience, else your experience will be defective. 16LtMs, Lt 139, 1901, par. 2

The counsel given me by the Lord for you is that you should connect with the physicians at Battle Creek, regarding yourself as one who needs additional qualifications to those you now have. I have a deep interest in you, and I greatly desire your success. But you cannot be what you should be in all lines until you associate with other competent, trustworthy physicians. 16LtMs, Lt 139, 1901, par. 3

God says of Dr. Kellogg, “He is My physician. Respect him and sustain him.” This, you know, was given me before I went to the General Conference. Knowing that you need just such an opportunity as Dr. Kellogg now presents to you, I ask you to allow nothing to prevent the fulfilment of this purpose of God in your behalf. With physicians so few and the Sanitarium so full of patients, you could be a help to Dr. Kellogg, and would be much appreciated. 16LtMs, Lt 139, 1901, par. 4

I hope you will not allow the enemy to make impressions on your mind that will spoil your life. God loves you and He desires you to be free from all impressions that will hurt your work. 16LtMs, Lt 139, 1901, par. 5

I can say no more now. But I urge you to go to Battle Creek without delay. Then give yourself up, body, mind, and soul, to the Lord Jesus Christ, who will be your efficiency if you will accept Him as all and in all. 16LtMs, Lt 139, 1901, par. 6