Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663]


MR No. 532—Preparation of Testimonies for the Church, Volume 9

Just now we are very busy. We are finishing up Ministry of Healing, which is now in the printer's hands, and are making an effort to prepare matter for Testimony IX.—Letter 73, 1905, p. 8. (To Brother and Sister Kress, February 1, 1905.) 8MR 17.1

Of late, I have not thought it advisable for me to undertake to speak, fearing that the exertion might unfit me for the necessary work in closing up the book, Ministry of Healing, and the collection of material in regard to the Southern field. In hope that the Ministry of Healing and the next volume of the Testimonies may soon be in circulation.—Letter 87, 1905, p. 1. (To Brother and Sister Haskell, February 25, 1905.) 8MR 17.2

I would be pleased could I visit you in San Diego at this season of the year, but my time is fully employed in the preparation of Ministry of Healing and some matter pertinent to the Southern Field that is to be published in the next volume of the Testimonies. I hope that when these books come out, some of the burden I now feel can be laid aside.—Letter 85, 1905, p. 1. (To Sister Gotzian, February 26, 1905.) 8MR 17.3

I am very busy reading the proofs of Ministry of Healing, and the matter that is to go into the next Testimony regarding the work for the colored people of the Southern States.—Letter 89, 1905. (To Brother Ballenger, March 1, 1905.) 8MR 17.4

I am now looking over my diaries and copies of letters written for several years back, commencing before I went to Europe, before you [Mabel] were born. I have the most precious matter to reproduce and place before the people in testimony form. While I am able to do this work, the people must have these things to revive past history, that they may see that there is one straight chain of truth, without one heretical sentence, in that which I have written.—Letter 329a, 1905, pp. 1, 2. (To Mabel White, November 16, 1905.) 8MR 18.1

All through the day I have important writings to examine. I find so much that ought to come before the people, and we are trying to prepare these writings as fast as possible. At times my eyes are severely taxed, but no one but myself can do this first work, to judge of their importance, and to decide which should come before the people.—Letter 292, 1908, p. 1. (To J. E. White, October 5, 1908.) 8MR 18.2

Released May 20, 1977.