Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 350, 1908

Starr, J. A.

St. Helena, California

December 16, 1908

Previously unpublished.

Mr. J. A. Starr
Paradise Valley Sanitarium
National City, California

Dear Brother Starr:

We were thankful to receive your letter and to know that the Lord is blessing you. I praise the Lord for this, for I have a special interest in your case. I desire that you shall daily receive a rich supply of grace that will enable you to use your physical and mental powers to the glory of God. I have faith to believe that the Lord will continue to bless you abundantly. The work is the Lord’s, and His name shall have all the glory. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 1

I have been writing since two o’clock this morning. I have just closed a letter to Brother Metcalfe Hare, who came about a year ago from Cooranbong, Australia. He is at work in the food factory in Nashville, and I have been endeavoring to encourage him in his work. Brother Hare did a good work in Australia, and we need the same work done in the southern states. I have encouraged him to believe that he can just as verily minister for God by making a faithful use of the knowledge he has of the preparation of health foods, and in making the food factory in Nashville a success, as he could be preaching the Word. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 2

Sister Hare has learned how to combine foods and to prepare them in a healthful way. Brother Hare has just got things into running order at the food factory at Edgefield. He needs now to become acquainted with the people and get the truths regarding health reform before them; but this will not prevent him from speaking to the people concerning other phases of the message. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 3

I am thankful that you are in such a healthful location as San Diego and that you are in such excellent company. We think much of Brother and Sister Cummings. The light given me is that the Lord sent them to help us meet the emergency at Paradise Valley. They have been chosen by God to carry the work wisely in the sanitarium. My mind has been at rest regarding Paradise Valley since they have been in charge. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 4

The Lord has instructed me, Brother Starr, that you are in the right place. May He bless you and encourage your heart. He has a care for you and in His providence will work out His plans in your behalf. Be cheerful in God; trust fully in the One who has manifested such love for you. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 5

Mercy manifested in tenderness has inexpressible value. It beautifies the soul, purifies the conduct, and glorifies the life. Mercy is a grand gift. Let us cherish it. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 6

I greatly desire to visit Paradise Valley again. I shall be pleased to see you once more. You have a compassionate Saviour. He loves you, and will strengthen you, if you will rest your case in His hands. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 7

It is a beautiful day today. The sun is shining, and the air is bracing. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 8

When you get time, write me a few lines. May the Lord bless you. 23LtMs, Lt 350, 1908, par. 9