Ellen G. White: The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905-1915 (vol. 6)


To Southern California Again

With the coming of April it was time for the dedication of two sanitariums in southern California. As mentioned earlier, on Thursday, April 12, Ellen White left for the south. With her were her niece, May Walling, who had arrived at Elmshaven a week or two earlier (Letter 124, 1906); Sara McEnterfer; and Clarence Crisler (Manuscript 123, 1906). Willie stayed behind a day or so for a meeting in Mountain View. 6BIO 78.4

During a three-hour stopover in Los Angeles, awaiting a train that would take her to Loma Linda, she went to the vegetarian restaurant on the corner of Third and Hill streets and met the Allens, who were in charge. They had been staunch Roman Catholics but became Adventists as a result of the meetings W. W. Simpson had held in Los Angeles (The Review and Herald, June 14, 1906). 6BIO 79.1

Her visit recalled to her mind the instruction about restaurants that she had been writing since 1902, especially the counsel that smaller restaurants were needed in different parts of the large cities: 6BIO 79.2

The smaller restaurants will recommend the principles of health reform as well as the larger establishments, and will be much more easily managed. We are not commissioned to feed the world, but we are instructed to educate the people.— Ibid. 6BIO 79.3