Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 20, 1910

Kress, D. H.

St. Helena, California

February 9, 1910

Portions of this letter are published in Ev 390; KC 169.

Dr. D. H. Kress
Takoma Park Station
Washington, D.C.

Dear Brother Kress:

I have received your letter and am sorry that you are in perplexity over what I have written to you. I have looked over again my letters to you, and I do not feel free to say more than I have already said. This it is not necessary for me to repeat. You, with your brethren connected with the Washington Sanitarium, must arrange the details in harmony with your knowledge of the situation. I have given you the best light that I have, and it will now be appropriate for decisions to be made by the brethren who are on the ground and who have an understanding of the situation. 25LtMs, Lt 20, 1910, par. 1

The Lord will assuredly guide you if you will seek to do His will, even though it should interfere with some of your desires and plans. As you walk and work in the counsel of God, doors will be opened before you of opportunities for uniting the work of the ministry and that of a physician. 25LtMs, Lt 20, 1910, par. 2

If in the city of Boston and other cities of the East you and your wife will unite in medical evangelistic work, your usefulness will increase, and there will open before you clear views of duty. In these cities, the message of the first angel went with great power in 1842 and 1843, and now the time has come when the message of the third angel is to be proclaimed extensively in the East. There is a grand work before our eastern sanitariums. The message is to go with power as the work closes up. Portland, Maine, a city that has been foremost in temperance reform, is to be worked without delay. If the laborers will act under the Lord’s direction, the Lord will work with His devoted servants. 25LtMs, Lt 20, 1910, par. 3

I have not said anything or written to our brethren anything to lessen your influence. You have had all that I have said regarding your connection as physician in the Washington Sanitarium. Let the Lord lead and guide in all these matters. The planning of man is not always the way of the Lord. Let no one lay plans, and then think that the Lord must work to those plans. He that knows the end from the beginning will work for your own best good. If He calls you to another work than that you have been doing, it is only because you can better accomplish His will in some other line of work. 25LtMs, Lt 20, 1910, par. 4