Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 22 (1907)


Lt 414, 1907

Haskell, Brother and Sister

St. Helena, California

August 27, 1907

Previously unpublished.

Elder and Mrs. S. N. Haskell

Dear Brother and Sister Haskell:

I am not surprised that you do not know how to understand my attitude in regard to Brother and Sister Nicola. I realize that in the past Dr. Nicola has not been able to see matters clearly. He has been so closely associated with Dr. Kellogg, that he was somewhat under Dr. Kellogg’s influence. 22LtMs, Lt 414, 1907, par. 1

Some time ago I wrote to Brother Burden to give them an urgent invitation to come to Loma Linda, hoping that by this means they might be brought under a good influence, that would save them from becoming further confused. Brother Burden felt somewhat fearful about doing this, but I again wrote to Brother Burden, urging that he send them an invitation to come to Southern California, and this he did. 22LtMs, Lt 414, 1907, par. 2

But in the meanwhile, Dr. Nicola and his wife had connected with the sanitarium at Hinsdale and had agreed to stay at least for one year, so the matter is dropped. I have the satisfaction of knowing that I have done what I could, and that the way was opened before them. 22LtMs, Lt 414, 1907, par. 3

I feel confident that the Lord’s hand was in the matter of bringing the Melrose Sanitarium where it could be controlled by the conference. I hope to see the sanitarium now being managed in a way that will glorify the Lord. We need true-hearted men and women to carry forward the work of this institution. It is in a beautiful location and should be an honor to the cause of God. 22LtMs, Lt 414, 1907, par. 4

Do you know the present indebtedness of the Melrose Sanitarium? I hope that our people will rally to the sale of Ministry of Healing to clear away this debt. 22LtMs, Lt 414, 1907, par. 5

I trust that the workers in the sanitarium may be true health reformers and that they may be cleansed from all backsliding practices. I would like to be with those who are engaged in holding the fort. 22LtMs, Lt 414, 1907, par. 6