Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 150, 1910

White, W. C.

Loma Linda Sanitarium, Loma Linda, California

April 1, 1910

Portions of this letter are published in 6Bio 290, 295.

Dear Son Willie C. White:

I have not spoken to our people since I was at Los Angeles. I have been indisposed. I shall speak Sabbath in Loma Linda, or shall make the attempt. 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 1

We are well situated with two rooms adjoining, excellently arranged, just vacated. Rode out twice. I have not been well, but I am now improving. Everything is being done to place me upon vantage ground. I hope to be prepared to speak to the Loma Linda congregation tomorrow, Sabbath. 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 2

The workers are very busy in working to complete their meetinghouse. I have been obliged to keep quiet; have not written to any person but to respond to Sister Simpson. In a letter from Long Beach, a very urgent invitation came to make a long stay, and they will do everything possible for me. The poor woman needs help, and if in the future I can find time and strength I will make her a visit. But not to make a long visit, for I see so many places I desire to go, especially to Portland, Maine. This must be done, and I shall, if the Lord wills, speak to the people in Portland and other places in camp-meetings. Therefore I shall try to build up in physical strength. I now expect to speak on the morrow to the people in Loma Linda; then if the Lord blesses me with strength, to speak to the school at Fernando, as was outlined for me to do, then return to Los Angeles, and then on to San Diego, Paradise Valley. I have not been able to speak in this place as yet. 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 3

I shall be pleased to have you unite with me in my labor in these new places. But you know I leave you free to go as the Lord directs you. All here are seemingly doing their best to finish the meetinghouse preparatory to the future meetings to be held here in Loma Linda, which the Lord has been pleased to put into our hands to manage to His name’s glory. Oh, that the Lord will work for us in this meeting to be held in this place, which is important! 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 4

I am this morning improving healthwise and feel much encouraged. That severe taxation at Mountain View was a terrible ordeal to me—and also the speaking at Lodi, under the trying heat. All these things combined to cause me much suffering. And still I shall not excuse myself from the future meeting in Loma Linda, which is the most beautiful place I have ever seen and surrounded with the scenery most beautiful. Yet I am not able to walk out without becoming painfully wearied in a marked degree. 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 5

I feel no particular anxiety in regard to my future life. Let my life be hid with Christ in God, and it is then well with my soul. It is nearly time for me to ride out. Oh, my son, be careful of your physical and spiritual health as well! 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 6

In much Love, (Signed) Mother, Ellen G. White 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 7

A few words more. Everything is being done for me that can be done. I wish to thank our friends in Washington for their care, and especially for the house we enjoyed through that interesting meeting. I wish to say we expect just as much favor will be given to all who shall come to Loma Linda. Yesterday the old steady horse of the sanitarium took us up the hill where there is so much to please our senses in the beautiful variety of flowers and trees of rare selection and beauty. It is simply indescribable. With the old steady horse that drew the carriage we had nothing to fear. I have not written one line home since I left. We want to see you, my son Willie. 25LtMs, Lt 150, 1910, par. 8