Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 10, 1913

White, W. C.

St. Helena, California

June 1913

Previously unpublished.

W. C. White

My dear son Willie White:

We are trying to do our best. I have not of late taken a part in public meetings but a few times. My courage is good. The writings, preparing selections and private talks, I have given whenever I have felt it essential. I spoke to quite a company on your premises at the foot of the hill. I was sustained. Elder Spalding was much pleased. There was a goodly number gathered. I stepped out of the carriage and spoke about three quarters of an hour and was not wearied. The Lord blessed the word spoken. 25LtMs, Lt 10, 1913, par. 1

I am encouraged that I can do this. There was quite a gathering. I had freedom of speech. I am encouraged to follow up this kind of work. It is now we need to be wide-awake. I shall now do more speaking. I shall not attempt to do much writing, but say to all I am grateful to the Lord for His sustaining grace. I am of good courage in the Lord. 25LtMs, Lt 10, 1913, par. 2

I have spoken to the St. Helena church and without inconvenience. They were highly pleased. It gives me courage and hope. I spoke three quarters of an hour with perfect freedom. Young and old seemed to be deeply interested. I shall not withhold my testimony. I will do my best and not withhold words of encouragement. I have a message for our people, and I shall surely have strength and clearness of utterance. Let our words be wise and well chosen. I am of good courage in the Lord. I would, if the Lord will signify my duty, go forward. I write these few lines to you, my son; be of good courage in the Lord, “Fear not,” neither be discouraged. The Lord is to be your helper. We are not to look on the dark side. I am of good courage in the Lord. I have to venture some things, but we are every one to be encouraged, looking unto Jesus. We shall shine in His light and ever trust in the Lord. 25LtMs, Lt 10, 1913, par. 3