Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 21 (1906)


Lt 198, 1906

Place, A. E.

St. Helena, California

June 26, 1906

Portions of this letter are published in 6Bio 36.

Elder A. E. Place

Dear Brother:

I have words to write to you. I was shown that the Lord is not in this movement for you to connect with Dr. Place in carrying on sanitarium work in Colorado. The light which God has given me is that Dr. place has not the glory of God in view in establishing a sanitarium in Boulder, so near the one which was already located there. For years he has not been an earnest Christian and an honor to the cause of God. To establish a sanitarium where he did was not right. It was not doing justice and righteousness by the institution already established, which some one must carry forward amid difficulties to do its appointed work. There was abundance of room for him to work in places outside of Colorado. 21LtMs, Lt 198, 1906, par. 1

I was shown that the Boulder, Colorado Sanitarium ought not to be run by Dr. Place, because he does not obey the truth. 21LtMs, Lt 198, 1906, par. 2

Now, my brethren, be careful what course you pursue. Our Boulder Sanitarium was established at a large outlay of means. It has undertaken a great work, but it has not been properly sustained. Those who have borne the burden of its work, have had cause for great discouragement; and now if you desire to engage in sanitarium work after the order of God, do not connect with the one that is unwisely located close by the Boulder Sanitarium. God has been measuring the mind, the motive, the character that has led Dr. Place to establish himself in Boulder. The Lord has not been honored or glorified in this move. I need not give the particulars, for the light has been given that it was a wrong thing to do. It is not a wise movement or a just movement. And what will be the outcome? You should reason from cause to effect. Time is short, and we have all a work to do in unifying. Elder Place, study diligently the third chapter of Ezekiel. 21LtMs, Lt 198, 1906, par. 3