Atlantic Union Gleaner



February 1, 1905

Let Us “Arise and Build”


“‘Elmshaven,’ Sanitarium, Cal.,

January 17, 1905.

“Elder A. E. Place,

“Dear Brother,’ AUGleaner February 1, 1905, Art. A, par. 1

“I have recently learned in regard to the burning of a portion of the Melrose sanitarium. At first I felt almost overcome, but later I learned that only a part of the main building had been destroyed. I want you to see, my brother, that the Lord is good. Do not mourn over the loss, so long as the best part of the main building is saved. Thank the Lord that considerable of the furniture is saved, and above all, that no one was killed or hurt.’ AUGleaner February 1, 1905, Art. A, par. 2

“Can you not do something to arouse our people in the East to arise and rebuild the sanitarium? I feel a deep anxiety that Boston shall hear the word of the Lord and the reasons of our faith .... Let us regard the fire that has destroyed a part of the sanitarium as a blessing in disguise. The Lord is in this cutting away the objectionable portion of the building. It was a fire-trap, and made but a poor representation. After considering the matter, I said, ‘Amen, and amen. Refined and purified by fire.’ AUGleaner February 1, 1905, Art. A, par. 3

“Our people in the East are to do their part in helping to rebuild the destroyed portion of the building. May the Lord impress the hearts of those who have money to come up to his help, and assist in the erection of a building that will be wholesome and safe and convenient. Work to that point. AUGleaner February 1, 1905, Art. A, par. 4

“I must close now for I am very weary. I ask you to do all in your power to help Dr. Nicola in the erection of the buildings that are essential for the accommodation of patients. AUGleaner February 1, 1905, Art. A, par. 5

“Ellen G. White.”