Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 22 (1907)

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Lt 107, 1907

Cottrell, H. W.

St. Helena, California

March 19, 1907

Previously unpublished.

Elder H. W. Cottrell

Dear Brother:

I am of excellent courage in the Lord. I am sorry I cannot go with you this week to Southern California. I want you to be of good courage in the Lord. 22LtMs, Lt 107, 1907, par. 1

This is a time when there should be wise planning for the work in Southern California. Meetings should be held at Redlands, Riverside, and at Loma Linda. These places must hear the message that the Lord has given us for the people. 22LtMs, Lt 107, 1907, par. 2

I do not say that a prolonged effort be made in any one place; but these cities are important centers and should be faithfully worked. There are too many places to be labored for to allow us to hold meetings for any great length of time in one place. In all the towns and cities the last note of warning is to be sounded, and many, very many, have not yet heard it. May the Lord direct and teach us what is the right thing to do. 22LtMs, Lt 107, 1907, par. 3

“When Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon and the land of Nepthalim, by the way of the sea beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the people that sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.” [Matthew 4:12-16.] 22LtMs, Lt 107, 1907, par. 4