Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 19 (1904)


Lt 89, 1904

Ballenger, E. S.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

February 18, 1904

Previously unpublished. +Note

Dear Brother Ballenger,—

I am not certain that in my letters to Dr. Whitelock I have mentioned the matter of <you and> your father’s connection with the Potts Sanitarium enterprise. I am pleased to know that you are willing to share the responsibility of this enterprise. I have confidence in you and your father as men of sound judgment, and I believe that you will be a help to the enterprise. I trust that you will do what you can to secure both the Potts Sanitarium and the Grainger property. The Grainger property should be secured as a place where homes may be built for those connected with the institution. 19LtMs, Lt 89, 1904, par. 1

We shall seek to co-operate with those who have been given the responsibility of purchasing the property. And we wish you and Dr. Whitelock and others who are interested in this enterprise to unite with us in trying to interest others to assist us in paying for the property. 19LtMs, Lt 89, 1904, par. 2

The securing of this property seems to me to be in harmony with the instruction given me that places in the country, on which are buildings suitable for our work, will be offered to us at low prices, and we should improve these opportunities. 19LtMs, Lt 89, 1904, par. 3

Let us have faith in God. Let us ask Him to overrule all things to His name’s glory and to guide in the selection of the proper persons to make the necessary preparations, that as soon as possible, sanitarium work may be started. Consecrated men and women are needed who are able and willing to make a success of sanitarium work. 19LtMs, Lt 89, 1904, par. 4

We do not want to move according to human wisdom, but according to the wisdom of God. Move as rapidly as possible in securing the places mentioned. And please let us hear from you in regard to what you have done. I have written to Dr. Whitelock, and for several days have been looking for a reply, but it has not come as yet. We hope soon to hear that the property has been secured. 19LtMs, Lt 89, 1904, par. 5

May the Lord lead you and open right ways before you is my most earnest prayer. 19LtMs, Lt 89, 1904, par. 6