Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 28, 1912

Haskell, Brother and Sister

St. Helena, California

June 11, 1912

Portions of this letter are published in 11MR 21.

Elder S. N. Haskell
63 Grant St.
Portland, Maine

Dear Brother and Sister Haskell:

I must write you a short letter today. I have begun several letters to you, but have not succeeded in finishing any. I hope you will not cease to write to me, even though I do not write often. I am always interested in your work and always glad to hear from you. 25LtMs, Lt 28, 1912, par. 1

We are all very busy, doing our best to prepare the new book for publication. I want the light of truth to go to every place, that it may enlighten those who are now ignorant of the reasons for our faith. This second book is now well on the way. We feel that it contains important matter and that it will be a blessing to our people. 25LtMs, Lt 28, 1912, par. 2

I am able to do some writing, though some days my eyes trouble me a great deal. Today I have suffered much pain in them. But I praise the Lord that He gives me my sight. It would not be strange if at my age I could not use them at all. My voice is always strong when I speak to the people. I thank the Lord for the comfort and grace He continues to give me and that He gives me strength and opportunity to impart comfort and help to His people. 25LtMs, Lt 28, 1912, par. 3

You, my brother, have the assurance that the Lord helps your infirmities also. I pray that He may continue to bless you with His sustaining grace. Let us talk hopeful, encouraging words to those with whom we come in contact. 25LtMs, Lt 28, 1912, par. 4

I am grateful for the valuable help I have in Brother Crisler. He is my chief dependence in the preparation of my books. I have excellent helpers in my work; and the Lord helps us all. 25LtMs, Lt 28, 1912, par. 5

I am able to read all the matter that is placed in my hands for examination. Many nights I am able to sleep but very little; but I will not give up until this book is ready for the publishers. The Lord will be my sustainer and my helper. Good is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. 25LtMs, Lt 28, 1912, par. 6

Yesterday there was placed in my hands $75 to be sent to you in behalf of the work in Portland. I thank the Lord for this money; for I know that you need it. I wish it were more. Be of good courage, and the Lord will bless and strengthen you in your work. I am striving to do my best, and the Lord is my strength. 25LtMs, Lt 28, 1912, par. 7