Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 21 (1906)


Lt 282, 1906

White, W. C.

St. Helena, California

August 28, 1906

Previously unpublished. +Note

Elder W. C. White

My dear Son:

Your telegram concerning the receipt of the sanitarium documents was received this forenoon. I fear that you were feeling anxious about me. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 1

The weather has been very warm, and I have felt much depressed by the heat. My ride last Thursday, in the hot sun, brought on a very severe sickness. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 2

I wrote to you yesterday, describing the scene that was presented to me Friday morning. From this I infer that some place will soon be visited with destruction from the Lord. When I awoke, I prayed earnestly and felt greatly relieved and blessed. The Lord gave me special confidence to rely upon Him, and I found peace and rest of soul. I am gaining in strength and courage. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 3

Sabbath morning, I told Sara that if I were asked, I would consent to speak at the sanitarium. She then informed me that Elder McClure had telephoned to ask if I would speak, and I told her to tell him that I would. The Lord blessed me richly in this effort. There was a large attendance, and excellent attention was given. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 4

If it were not for the long journey, I would like to visit Colorado; but at this time I dare not take such a journey. I should be pleased also, if I were able, to attend the camp-meeting in Washington, D.C. If I were to do this, I would visit Nashville on the way. But I do not feel sure that it is my duty to go East at this time. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 5

I am sending you copy of a letter I have received from Brother George Amadon. I am made sad to learn of the death of Elder S. H. Lane in New York. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 6

I have just been reading a selection that Clarence has prepared on the training of medical missionaries. I see the necessity of reprinting such manuscripts, referring to the sacredness of the work enjoined upon ministers and physicians. Such matter, well prepared in pamphlet form, would do much good. We have most precious matter to be prepared for publication, and we need the very best talent we can obtain for this work. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 7

After dinner, I read your letters telling of your experiences in Southern California. I was much pleased with their contents. I hope that your presence may be a blessing to our brethren in Boulder. May the Lord guide you at every step. 21LtMs, Lt 282, 1906, par. 8