Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 21 (1906)


Lt 202, 1906

Place, A. E.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

June 26, 1906

Portions of this letter are published in Ev 392.

Elder A. E. Place

Dear Brother:

I am copying from my diary a page that I wrote in Melrose, August 26, 1904. I may have written you in regard to these things before, but I feel that the work here outlined should be entered upon without delay. 21LtMs, Lt 202, 1906, par. 1

“I thank the Lord that He has today given me strength to bear my testimony in the large tent, about a mile from the sanitarium. The seats were all occupied. There was good singing, accompanied by instrumental music. The music was excellent, the words were distinctly pronounced, and a good impression was made upon the listeners. I spoke for an hour from the first chapter of Second Peter. The Lord strengthened me, for which I praise His holy name. 21LtMs, Lt 202, 1906, par. 2

“It was in the plan of God that the Melrose Sanitarium should come into the hands of our people, as a means of reaching the higher classes. The city of Boston and the surrounding country should be thoroughly worked. I am instructed to say to Elder Place and Elder Wheeler that they should connect with them men and women who can help them sound the note of warning. With the sanitarium should be connected the best help possible to give a religious mold to the institution. 21LtMs, Lt 202, 1906, par. 3

“Let Elder Place secure the best help he can, and pitch a tent in the vicinity of the city of Boston, and speak to the people, as the Lord gives utterance. There should be no delay in taking up this work. Elder Gilbert might strengthen the effort by laboring for the Jewish people. Physicians might help much by giving health talks in connection with the meetings.” 21LtMs, Lt 202, 1906, par. 4

Brother Place, the Lord is calling for a work to be done in the city of Boston. If you will move out by faith in this work, God will greatly bless you. There need be no great outward demonstration, but work quietly and earnestly. The Lord will help His humble, earnest workers. Make determined efforts. Say continually, “I will not fail nor be discouraged.” [See Isaiah 42:4.] 21LtMs, Lt 202, 1906, par. 5

I have not time today to write further, but I will send you other matter from my diary when I can get it copied. 21LtMs, Lt 202, 1906, par. 6