Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 18 (1903)


Lt 90, 1903

Santee, Clarence

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

May 18, 1903

Previously unpublished. +Note

Elder Clarence Santee

Dear Brother,—

I am sending to you words of counsel regarding your camp-meeting and your school. I am deeply interested in the prosperity of your school and desire to see God’s richest blessings attend it. 18LtMs, Lt 90, 1903, par. 1

There is a great work to be done in the field, and the school interests must not become all-absorbing. It will not be wise for you to devote your time largely to the school. The Conference requires the labors of its president. 18LtMs, Lt 90, 1903, par. 2

I advise you to strengthen your faculty. The principal is not able, physically, to do the work that needs to be done. He should be in a place where he will not have much brain work; for he can not endure the strain, neither can he do justice to the work. 18LtMs, Lt 90, 1903, par. 3

Brother Giddings is not a man of strong mental or physical talents. He lacks some of the qualifications essential to success in dealing with minds. Let those teachers who have not self-control study diligently the lessons that Christ has given. When they have learned these lessons, they will be better qualified to teach the youth. 18LtMs, Lt 90, 1903, par. 4