The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials


Chapter 53—To Mary White


Battle Creek, Mich. October 31, 1889

Dear Mary:

Our meetings are crowded in thick and fast. We see in five o'clock meetings and in eight o'clock meetings many tokens for good. The testimonies are of altogether a different character than they have been in any conference we have had for some time. I do long for the work to go deep and I believe it is. 1888 469.1

Leroy Nicola has began to soften and I hope that he will fall upon the rock and be broken. I know the Lord is at work for his people and we want greater faith and then the greater power will come. 1888 469.2

I attended early morning meeting half past five. Oh, it was a good meeting. There was the Spirit of earnest supplication to God for his presence and His power. The Lord indited prayer. Many good testimonies were borne. 1888 469.3

Our sisters from Washington bore decided testimonies. There are many who are being fed with the heavenly manna. The uplifting power must come from above—the current of spiritual influence which flows in the heart from Jesus Christ. 1888 469.4

I thank God for His blessing upon me this morning. Be of good courage, my dear child, wait then upon the (Lord) for He is your Helper and your Support, your Front-guard and your Rereward. 1888 469.5

I am glad that we may trust God and wait patiently for Him. I am glad that we may know that He forgives us of our sins because His promise is sure and to believe that we are forgiven is our privilege and duty. It honors God. I hope that we will have more of faith and less of self. 1888 469.6

We parted from Sister McOmber this morning at five o'clock. She has enjoyed the meetings much. I know that you must miss her. Sister Ings is at the Health Retreat and she says all things are moving harmoniously there. Dr. Burke has his hands full running two institutions. I hope that success will attend this last move made. 1888 470.1

I am much better in health than I have been for years. After I came home, I was very weary; but I was lifted up above my infirmities and am real well. Praise the name of the Lord. I look to the Lord and trust in Him. He has done all things well. 1888 470.2

Much love to the dear children and to Mother Kelsey and Reba. 1888 470.3