A Place Called Oakwood



A. Oakwood Categories

With few exceptions, Ellen White's statements about Oakwood fit into seven categories: Admonition, Condition, Instruction, Providence, Purpose, Support, and Vision. PCO 148.1

1. Admonition: The appeals Ellen White made to the students and workers of Oakwood to be spiritual, evangelize the world and personally develop. PCO 148.2

2. Condition: Mrs. White's portrayal of Oakwood at the time she wrote. PCO 148.3

3. Instruction: The heavenly directives Ellen White conveyed about the leadership of the school, its operation, the content of the curriculum, and other matters. PCO 148.4

4. Providence: The God-ordained beginnings of Oakwood Ellen White spoke of so often. PCO 148.5

5. Purpose: God's object for Oakwood in the context of Christian education. PCO 148.6

6. Support: Ellen White's almost constant plea for financial, spiritual and missionary support for the fledgling institution. PCO 148.7

7. Vision: The picture Ellen White painted of Oakwood's providential purpose and divine destiny. PCO 148.8