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Chapter 3—Articles

The means to reach the most people in the denomination in the early twentieth century was the written word. The means to reach the most people in the denomination in the early twentieth century with that written word were the denomination's publications. Ellen White utilized both of these effectively. PCO 58.1

Mrs. White penned scores of articles on the Southern cause and mentioned Oakwood numerous times. She had a genuine burden for the fledgling school, and she made a habit of bringing Oakwood to the denomination's attention when, to all appearances, it seemed as if many had forgotten it. PCO 58.2

These articles educated about Oakwood; treated its providential beginnings; solicited money for the school; provided updates on its goings-on; offered spiritual challenges to its students and teachers; and placed the school and its progress in the light of the great controversy. (See Oakwood Categories section for fuller discussion.) PCO 58.3