Lt 57, 1899

Lt 57, 1899

James, Brother and Sister

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

March 28, 1899

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother and Sister James:

I write to inquire if you have been successful in securing means. If so, will you please loan me as much as you can conveniently spare? We are very much in need of means at the present time. We are now clearing the ground for our hospital. We are raising means in small and large sums. Some men give work, and several have pledged one week’s work each. Solicitors for many are now visiting the people. 14LtMs, Lt 57, 1899, par. 1

Yesterday afternoon and evening meetings were held regarding this subject, in the afternoon at Martinsville and in the evening at the chapel in Cooranbong. These meetings were excellent. 14LtMs, Lt 57, 1899, par. 2

Several men are now at work on the hospital ground. The foundation will soon be laid and the work pushed right ahead. We would be pleased if you could have some share in this work. Can you obtain any donations in Ballarat? We ask you to loan us money besides this. 14LtMs, Lt 57, 1899, par. 3

I would have been pleased could I have attended your camp meeting. But I was too much afflicted at the time. I am improving now, and am gaining in strength. We see a great work to be done. We see many places where the truth has never entered—Maitland, Singleton, and the suburbs of Newcastle. There are forty new Sabbathkeepers in Newcastle. Before and after the camp meeting good work was done there, and a church will have to be erected very soon. We feel very grateful to our heavenly Father that He has moved upon hearts and opened the minds of the people to hear the Bible testimony. In Brisbane about fifty are keeping the Sabbath. The Lord is working by His Holy Spirit. There are many most remarkable experiences. The Lord is certainly going before us to prepare the way, and the truth must be proclaimed. 14LtMs, Lt 57, 1899, par. 4

Please let us know at once what we may depend upon. 14LtMs, Lt 57, 1899, par. 5

In much love. 14LtMs, Lt 57, 1899, par. 6