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I sent a letter last month, inviting you to my church in Boston. I've preached temperance from liquor and abolition of slavery, but never has my flock heard a message such as yours. How soon can you make it to Boston? We'll make it three. Deliver the message that you preached here today.
But I am just a farmer. Well, a farmer with a message that must be heard. We will await your arrival on the eighth. Who is that gentleman? He's a force to be reckoned with. He found his voice lobbying for temperance and almost single-handedly organised the Abolitionists of Boston. You know his church? The Chardon Street Chapel. It's a sight to see. Calvinists and Dunkers, Quakers mixed with Unitarians and philosophers - they all come to seize their moment. It's a place where people come to preach, pray and It looks like you're going to the big city, Brother Miller.
Therefore, if all of these events have come to pass, should we not also expect the fulfilment of His greatest promise? And, so, in conclusion, I believe the Bible is clear - Jesus will return in but four short years. The power of your message cannot be denied.
Yet how thrilling the message that comes out of that mouth! Papa says you fought in the war of A shell exploded no further from me than your mother. I thought, certainly, it was my end. Did that really happen? Oh, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I'm afraid. Forgive my daughter her impertinence. It's as true as I sit here before you. And the next truth you shall hear is that bedtime has come. Say goodnight to Father Miller and your papa.
So, you really believe this doctrine which you preach? I was lost and now I'm found. If He can save me, Joshua, He can save anyone. Then why hide your light under the bushel of tiny hamlets? Must Baltimore, Rochester, Philadelphia, even New York - indeed the 17 million souls of these United States - not be inspired with the same hope?
And what of the rest of the world? In the late summer and fall of the Whites were back in Michigan, attending the General Conference session, holding services, writing, and assisting with the Biblical Institute. White took a prominent part in the dedication, on Jan. Addressing a group who had gathered from a number of states, she related what she had seen in vision on the afternoon of Jan. In it she had been given a picture of the larger work that Seventh-day Adventists needed to accomplish.
She told of seeing printing presses operating in other lands and a well-organized work developing in vast world territories that SDAs up to that time had never thought of entering. Although the countries to be entered, except Australia, were not identified, she declared that if she should ever see the printing presses shown to her in the vision she would recognize them.
During the next few years a portion of Mrs. James White was busily engaged not only in establishing the Pacific Press in Oakland but also in raising money to enlarge the Battle Creek Sanitarium and to build the Tabernacle in Battle Creek to house the large congregation there and to provide a place of meeting for large general church meetings.
White visited the newly founded health institution near St. Helena, California, some time after its opening inshe told those with her that she had seen those buildings and surroundings in the view of the broadening work on the West Coast. During the camp meetings of the late s, Mrs. White addressed many large audiences.
Her clear voice could be heard by thousands. Reports in the public press estimated the attendance at Groveland, Massachusetts, on Sunday, Aug.
On the same site the next year, she spoke to an audience estimated to be as large or larger. Her topic on both occasions was Christian temperance in its broad aspects. During this period her travels took her east and west and into the Pacific Northwest. She was writing continually, attending General Conference sessions, appearing before temperance groups, and speaking at camp meetings, in churches, and even at the town square and in the state prison.
There were periods during the next two years when he was quite well and able to continue with his work, but there were periods when he could not. His long years of mental and physical overwork had diminished his life forces. After an acute illness of less than a week, diagnosed as malarial fever, he died in the Battle Creek Sanitarium on Sabbath afternoon, Aug. He was 60 years of age.
White was again on the Pacific Coast. Although she felt keenly the loss of her companion, she busily engaged in writing the fourth and last volume of The Spirit of Prophecy, presenting the conflict story from the destruction of Jerusalem to the close of time. When this long-awaited page volume came from the press init was well received. An illustrated edition for sale by colporteurs to the general public was published soon after, carrying the title The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan.
Within a brief three-year period 50, copies were printed and sold. Two Years in Europe. At the second session of the European Missionary Council, held in mid, a resolution was adopted inviting Mrs. White, accompanied by her son, W. White, to visit the European missions.
As the time neared for the journey in the summer ofit seemed that her physical condition would prevent her going. However, obedient to what seemed duty, she embarked on the journey, was benefited physically, and spent from August to August in the European countries.
From Basel, Switzerland, then the headquarters of the work of the church in Europe, Mrs.
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Of particular interest to her were the three visits to the Waldensian valleys in northern Italy, where she viewed with her natural sight several places she had seen in visions relating to incidents in the Middle Ages and the time of the Reformation. White recognized the printing presses she had seen in the comprehensive vision of Jan. While abroad she gave valuable counsel that helped to establish right policies and plans in the formative days of the work in that area.
White was in Europe requests were made for European translations of the recently issued Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, The Great Controversy.
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Since the book had proved salable to the general public, she felt that she should write out more fully what had been presented to her, and so she undertook the work of expanding the contents.
As she prepared the manuscript for this book the plan evolved for making it a part of a five-book series presenting the controversy throughout the period of world history. Back again in the United States, Mrs. White settled at Healdsburg, California.
She attended the important General Conference session ofin Minneapolis, Minnesota, at which she made nine major addresses. After this, she traveled for several months preaching in the churches on the subject of righteousness by faith. During this same period she worked on the preparation of Patriarchs and Prophets publishedvolume 1 of the Conflict of the Ages Series. The manuscript for Steps to Christ was prepared in White to visit the newly entered field of Australia.
Responding to this appeal, she reached Australia in late Decemberaccompanied by her son, W. White, and several of her literary assistants. Her presence in the Australasian field was much appreciated by the new members, and her messages of counsel regarding the developing work proved highly beneficial in firmly establishing the denomination in this southern continent.
On her visit to the publishing house in Melbourne, she recognized another of the printing presses she had seen in the vision of January During the winter of Mrs. White suffered for many months with inflammatory rheumatism, but insisted on meeting speaking appointments even if she must speak while seated, and on writing even if her arm must rest on a pillow.
She spent most of in New Zealand. Important Developments in Australia. Not long after her arrival in Australia, Mrs. White clearly saw the urgent need for the education of SDA young people in a church-operated school where workers would be trained for service at home and in the island fields. In response to her many strong appeals, the members set out to establish a school, at first in temporary rented quarters in Melbourne and then on a permanent campus in the country see Avondale College.
To give encouragement to those in this pioneer enterprise and to set an example in land cultivation, she purchased a acre hectare tract nearby and made her home Sunnyside beside the new school. This institution, she declared, was to be a pattern of what SDA educational work should be. When an advanced step in organization was taken early in in order that the growing church in the Australian field might be more efficiently administered, Mrs. It was at this time that, in counsel with O.
Olsen, president of the General Conference who was then visiting Australia, the local conferences of the territory united to form a union conference, the first in the denomination. In spite of her many interests in the local work of this pioneer field, Mrs. White found time to write thousands of pages, which crossed the seas and brought timely counsel and direction to the leaders of the church. The book Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers presents a portion of this counsel.
In her comprehensive work on the life of Christ, The Desire of Ages, was published as volume 3 of the Conflict of the Ages Series. Return to the United States. In Ellen White returned to America. Settling in northwestern California, she purchased Elmshaven, a country home a few miles from the town of St.
Helena, some 70 miles kilometers north of San Francisco. This property, which she found available for a reasonable sum, consisted of a well-built seven-room home, a cottage, a large barn with stock, and some 60 acres 25 hectares of land divided between orchard, vineyard, garden, hay land, pasture, and woodland. Here she spent the 15 remaining years of her life in book preparation, writing, and personal work.
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No sooner was she well settled at Elmshaven than she received a call to attend the session of the General Conference in Battle Creek. At this meeting she unhesitatingly bore her testimony calling for a reorganization of the General Conference, in order to provide adequately for its expanding interests. A wider distribution of the growing responsibilities, which had to that time been carried by only a few men at headquarters, was proposed.
In a courageous response, far-reaching in its ramifications, a sweeping reorganization was effected. Union conferences, intermediate between local conferences and the General Conference, were organized, and General Conference departments were arranged for.
These steps led to rapid and sound expansion in the work of the denomination. White spent five months in Takoma Park. She attended the General Conference session, in Takoma Park. A few months after her return, she published The Ministry of Healing, a book dealing with the healing of the body, mind, and soul. Education had preceded it inand volumes 7 and 8 of the Testimonies for the Church had been issued in andrespectively.
Shortly afterward she urged the opening of educational work along medical missionary lines on the Pacific Coast, declaring that at Loma Linda the church would conduct its major educational institution in the West see Loma Linda University.
Her pressing book work during the next few years was frequently broken into by trips to Loma Linda to encourage the leaders there, and to Paradise Valley Sanitarium. Her journeys across the continent between and often took her through the South, where the work of the church was slowly developing. An appeal from her pen infollowed in and by articles published in the Review and Herald urging educational and evangelistic endeavors for the neglected Black race, sparked a work in which her own son, James Edson White, took an active part see Morning Star; Southern Missionary Society.
She was keenly interested in the development of missionary endeavors geared for most effective results in White and Black communities, and sent the workers in this field many messages of counsel and encouragement. She lent strong support to the establishment of Oakwood College, in Huntsville, Alabama, for Black young people, and the Nashville Agricultural and Normal Institute, near Madison, Tennessee, a privately operated training center for mature White young people see Madison Institutions.
The work of the church in the South was of deep concern to her through the remaining years of her life. At the age of 81 she was back in Washington again, attending the General Conference session of A number of times she addressed the conference, speaking in a clear, firm voice.
After this meeting she made a long-desired visit to her old home city of Portland, Maine. There she again bore her testimony in the place where her work had begun 65 years earlier.
The journey, her last trip to the Eastern states, stood out in the memory of many SDAs who heard her speak as she traveled or who met her at the General Conference session. On this five-month journey she spoke 72 times in 27 different places.
On returning home, realizing that now her days were few, Mrs. White devoted herself to completing for immediate publication a number of books presenting essential instruction to the church.
Testimonies for the Church, volume 9, was published in lateThe Acts of the Apostles inCounsels to Parents and Teachers inand the revised and enlarged Gospel Workers in The closing active months of her life were devoted to the later stages of work on Prophets and Kings, which was published after her death. Inin her will, Ellen White appointed a board of trustees see Ellen G. White Estate, Incorporated to have the future care of her published writings and manuscript files.
From on, her public speaking gradually diminished, until it ceased. But even in the face of physical infirmities her courage and confidence were constant. Finally, on Sabbath morning, Feb.
Confined to her bed and wheelchair for five months, she suffered little or no pain, but as she neared the end she was often in coma. Her final message, which concerned the literature read by young people, was given Mar. Ellen White died on July 16,at the ripe age of 87 years. Three simple funeral services were held, one at Elmshaven, the second at Richmond, California, during a camp meeting, and the last at the Battle Creek, Michigan, Tabernacle. In the public press in various parts of the United States, liberal space and favorable notice were given to her death, in many cases including a review of her life and work and the wide influence of her ministry.
She had served the Lord and her church as His chosen instrument for seven decades. She lived to see the movement grow from a handful of believers to a worldwide congregation with a membership ofSee White, Ellen G. She employed as aides devoted literary assistants—at first her husband, as he could spare the time, and later an employed staff who copied the materials, making such corrections in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar as are ordinarily the work of copy editors.
Carefully devised rules to safeguard the authenticity of the materials they handled, as well as a final careful reading by Mrs. At the time of her death her literary productions consisted of more thanpages: White received a royalty on her literary productions, all of which she used in meeting the expense of her work, literary staff, supplies, etc.
All royalty incomes today are the property of the church. Not assuming the title of prophet, Mrs. At the same time, she recognized that her work embodied that of a prophet see 1SM 31, She was not ordained by the laying on of hands. Her name appeared, however, in the ministerial lists of such official publications as the Yearbook.
She did not hold office either in a local church or in any conference, including the General Conference. She attended the sessions as a delegate. After the death of James White, in Augustshe was paid a salary equivalent to that paid an officer of the General Conference.
She was not a member of conference committees or of boards of church-owned institutions.