Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 24 (1909)


Lt 96, 1909

Parsons, D. A.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 13, 1909

Portions of this letter is published in 3SM 51.

Elder Parsons
Takoma Park Station, Washington, D.C.

Dear Brother:

I am not at liberty to write to our brethren concerning your future work, for the Lord has not given me this to do. I have received no instruction regarding the place where you should locate, or what should be your future course. Neither can I specify to others what is their duty toward you. 24LtMs, Lt 96, 1909, par. 1

At the present time my mind is greatly burdened in regard to several letters that I must write. Messages have been given me for certain of our brethren, and these messages must be borne whether those to whom they are sent will hear or will not hear. But concerning your future labors the Lord has given me no instruction. 24LtMs, Lt 96, 1909, par. 2

I dare not even take the responsibility of advising you in this matter. But I would say to you, my brother, You have a counselor in the Lord Jesus. Counsel also with your brethren; they can advise you. If the Lord gives me definite instruction concerning you, I will give it you; but I cannot take upon myself responsibilities that the Lord does not give me to bear. 24LtMs, Lt 96, 1909, par. 3