Manuscript Releases, vol. 3 [Nos. 162-209]


MR No. 195—Material Regarding G. A. Irwin

I wish to tell you of a dream that I once had. You were sitting in a room. I came in, and you looked up with a sad face and said, “Sister White, please tell me what my mistakes have been, that you could not trust me any longer in America?” 3MR 282.1

I said, “My brother, you are entirely mistaken in receiving the matter in that way. I knew that you had been passing through a trying experience, and I thought that it might perhaps be a relief to you to go to Australia. And I knew that your going would be a great help to the people there. 3MR 282.2

In my dream, it seemed to me that when I had given you these particulars, you were relieved.... Be assured, my brother, that you did not do or say anything in your work here that made me glad to have you leave.—Letter 160, 1902, pp. 1, 2. (To Brother and Sister G. A. Irwin, October 14, 1902.) 3MR 282.3

I thought that you would be a special help to the believers in Australia, and that because of your coming, they would not feel our leaving so much.... 3MR 282.4

Be of good courage.... The Lord will be with you at every step if you will be with Him.... Understand, my dear brother and sister, that you are very dear to me.... Do your best, and God will expect no more.—Letter 113, 1902, pp. 5, 12, 13. (To Brother and Sister G. A. Irwin, June 15, 1902.) 3MR 282.5

I hope soon to visit the soldiers’ home at Yountville. For several months a company of workers have been going there every other Sabbath to hold a song service. At first only a few attended the services, but now there are from seventy-five to one hundred present every time.... 3MR 282.6

The workers take reading matter with them, and when the soldiers are asked whether they would like it, their faces light up, and their hands are eagerly stretched out to receive the books and papers. 3MR 283.1

Last Sabbath one intelligent-looking man in the home said to one of our brethren, “Before you came here to sing for us, I spent nearly all my time in drinking and carousing with my companions. But ... I have given up liquor drinking, and am spending my spare time in reading The Desire of Ages”.... 3MR 283.2

I fully believe that some of these old men, perhaps many, will be saved.—Letter 112, 1903, pp. 3, 4. (To Elder and Mrs. J. A. Burden, June 21, 1903.) 3MR 283.3

Released January, 1967.