Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 17 (1902)


Lt 44, 1902

White, W. C.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

March 23, 1902

Previously unpublished.

Elder W. C. White

My dear son Willie,—

I received your card this Sunday morning. I have written something more in regard to sanitariums being established outside of the cities. I hope you will still be in Los Angeles when this manuscript reaches that place. I hope that the brethren will find buildings that they can utilize for sanitarium purposes, and that they can move into them and begin work. 17LtMs, Lt 44, 1902, par. 1

As I look over my writings, I find some things that were written before the Los Angeles matter came up. I have written quite plainly in regard to sanitarium work. I shall collect all the rays of light that have been given me. I am well satisfied that our sanitariums should not be established in cities. “Out of the cities” is my message. Our physicians ought to have been wide awake on this point long ago. I hope and pray and believe that they will now wake up and see the importance of getting out into the country. 17LtMs, Lt 44, 1902, par. 2

If our people would only come into line, how much time and expensive traveling might be saved. 17LtMs, Lt 44, 1902, par. 3

I send you this much more on the location of our sanitariums. I could finish writing on this question, and send you a complete copy, if it were not for other things that my mind is impressed to write out for our people. 17LtMs, Lt 44, 1902, par. 4

Earnest work is to be done. May the Lord fill the hearts of the workers with His Holy Spirit. I think that if our brethren could purchase a suitable tract of land on which there are buildings and other conveniences, they could make a beginning and some headway without so great an outlay of means as they have planned. The light that has been given me is that there are men whom our brethren, by careful management and earnest prayer, can induce to make large reductions on the price of property, in order to have the sanitarium established in their locality. I think it is best to consider the offers that will be made by monied men. 17LtMs, Lt 44, 1902, par. 5

In love. 17LtMs, Lt 44, 1902, par. 6