Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 74, 1911

Haskell, Brother and Sister

St. Helena, California

September 10, 1911

Portions of this letter are published in 6Bio 357.

Elder S. N. Haskell
53 Williams Street
Portland, Maine

Dear Brother and Sister Haskell:

We received and enjoyed your letters. Let me assure you again that we do not forget the work in Portland, Maine, and we believe you are both in the very place where the Lord would have you. Ever remember that the Lord is your director. Look unto Him as the Author and Finisher of your faith, and press forward in the work that you have taken up. There may be those who will make your work difficult, because they do not understand the way of the Lord. But I encourage you to go forward in faith and hope. 25LtMs, Lt 74, 1911, par. 1

I hope to visit Portland again. I would like to be there now, but it seems too great a risk to go just as the cold season is coming on. 25LtMs, Lt 74, 1911, par. 2

If the weather in Portland becomes very severe, you should not remain there during the winter; but I hope that you will be able to stand the climate for some time yet. Be careful to supply yourself with needed comforts. Put your trust in the Lord, and look to Him for guidance. He has promised to strengthen you for His service and to direct you in all your ways. 25LtMs, Lt 74, 1911, par. 3

You have not taken the time to rest that we expected, and that was due you. You have felt that when the cause of God needs your labors and your experience and help, and there was special opportunity to do good, that you must continue to labor. The work in Portland needs the encouragement and help that your long experience enables you to give. We pray for you, and we shall hope that as long as you can feel that it is safe for you to labor in that field, you will continue to labor there. 25LtMs, Lt 74, 1911, par. 4

The bell is ringing, calling me to worship and breakfast; so I will stop. 25LtMs, Lt 74, 1911, par. 5