Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 13 (1898)


Lt 23, 1898

Kellogg, J. H.

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

April 28, 1898

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother:

I have just received and read a letter from Brother Crothers, of New Zealand. I think you must know this brother. He is in a critical condition healthwise. He has difficulty with his stomach. He now feels that if he could go to the St. Helena Sanitarium, and rest awhile, then go on to Battle Creek, he would receive skill and attention that he cannot possibly receive in this country. 13LtMs, Lt 23, 1898, par. 1

Brother Crothers is one of the Lord’s workmen. He has done a good work in New Zealand, and we are very sorry to part with him, and more sorry than we can express to let him go in his feebleness alone on so long a journey. But if he is spared to reach you, for he is fully set to go, will you please give him special attention; for he has great confidence in you and in the skill of the physicians at the sanitarium. 13LtMs, Lt 23, 1898, par. 2

I will send you an order to draw for him fifty dollars from my royalties on foreign books. Will you do as much for him by giving him treatment and the very best attention? The Lord will accept this as done to Himself. We highly respect this brother. He has valuable capabilities, and we want his services in the cause again, if it pleases the Lord to favor him with health. 13LtMs, Lt 23, 1898, par. 3

My heart is made sad to hear of the deaths of Brethren Tripp and Carmichael. What a loss this must be to that missionary field. But our heavenly Father knows all about this. He will work for the poor people in Africa, who in Brethren Tripp and Carmichael have lost their best friends. 13LtMs, Lt 23, 1898, par. 4

I shall ask you now to help Brother Crothers. I need not urge you. I know that you will do your best in the name of the Lord. 13LtMs, Lt 23, 1898, par. 5