Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 18 (1903)


Lt 95, 1903

Daniells, A. G.

St. Helena, California

May 19, 1903

Portions of this letter are published in 5Bio 272-273.

Dear Brother Daniells,—

We have received your letter in regard to the selection of a place for the Review and Herald Publishing House. 18LtMs, Lt 95, 1903, par. 1

I have no special light, except what you have already received, in reference to New York and the other large cities that have not been worked. Decided efforts should be made in Washington, D.C. It is a sad thing that the record stands as it does, showing so little accomplished there. It will be best to consider what can be done for this city and see what ways of working will be the best. 18LtMs, Lt 95, 1903, par. 2

In the past, decided testimony has been borne in regard to the need of making decided efforts to bring the truth before the people of Washington. I shall find what I have written on this point, if I can, and send it to you. 18LtMs, Lt 95, 1903, par. 3

May the Lord help us to move understandingly and prayerfully. I am sure that He is willing that we should know, and that right early, where we should locate our publishing house. I am satisfied that our only safe course is to be ready to move just when the cloud moves. Let us pray that He will direct us. He has signified, by His providence, that He would have us leave Battle Creek. In the large Tabernacle there, many meetings, many ministerial institutes have been held. Light and power have been centered there when they should have been scattered far and near in the many cities yet unworked. Small centers should have been made in many places to represent the truth. Thus much good would have been accomplished. New members would have been added to the ranks of believers. With an increase of numbers would have come an increase of tithe, providing means to carry the message to other places. 18LtMs, Lt 95, 1903, par. 4

New York needs to be worked, but whether our publishing house should be established there, I cannot say. I should not regard the light I have received as definite enough to favor the movement. 18LtMs, Lt 95, 1903, par. 5

Let us all lift our hearts to God in prayer, having faith that He will guide us. What more can we do? Let Him indicate the place where the publishing house should be established. We are to have no will of our own, but are to seek the Lord and follow where He leads the way. 18LtMs, Lt 95, 1903, par. 6