Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 20 (1905)


Lt 307, 1905

Harper, Walter

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

October 27, 1905

Portions of this letter are published in 9MR 227-228.

Dear Brother Harper,—

I have just received and read your very interesting letter. Thank you for writing. We are indeed glad to hear that you have such encouraging success. I think that this is the Lord’s way of bringing the truth to many, and I praise His name for the success that attends your efforts. I know that people will be blessed in reading the books you mention in your letter. I think that Mount of Blessing and Steps to Christ are excellent books. They are small, but both are full of instruction. 20LtMs, Lt 307, 1905, par. 1

I am sending you a copy of a letter which I recently received from Brother F. R. Rogers, who for some years has been laboring in the southern field in connection with the mission schools for colored children. I send you his letter that you may see what requests come to me. I will send Brother Rogers the books he asks for. This shall be my donation to the Vicksburg school. I will also send some books to the Huntsville school. I am glad that I can do this much to help them. 20LtMs, Lt 307, 1905, par. 2

I sent you a letter a day or two ago, asking you to help us to obtain means for the Paradise Valley Sanitarium. The brethren there are pleading with me to solicit means, for unless they receive financial assistance they will be unable to advance in their work. I wrote them that I would endeavor to obtain means for them. I know that you are laboring in a place where it would be difficult to ask for means. But as I thought of the success which the Lord is giving you, I thought that perhaps you could make a donation to the Paradise Valley Sanitarium in its great need. The work is in charge of prudent, intelligent men, who will make a wise use of the means sent them. Will you not do something to help them without delay? If you could not make a gift, perhaps you could make a loan. 20LtMs, Lt 307, 1905, par. 3

I will now leave this matter with you. I hope and pray that you may have success in the dark parts of the earth, where others might fail. Be of good courage in the Lord. 20LtMs, Lt 307, 1905, par. 4

The tithe money you recently sent me was sent on to Elder Haskell, to be used in paying the colored ministers. 20LtMs, Lt 307, 1905, par. 5

May the Lord continue to give you success, is my prayer. 20LtMs, Lt 307, 1905, par. 6