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Ellen G. White: The Early Elmshaven Years: 1900-1905 (vol. 5), Page 164

Chapter 12—A Perplexing and Difficult Year

By late April, 1902, Ellen White was quite well recovered from her illness that overtook her in connection with the emergency trip to New York and Nashville. She was now able to throw herself more fully into the work of writing. Among the communications from her pen in April were testimonies to two leading men in the Sanitarium church not far from her home. These were testimonies of reproof for harsh dealing with each other and with their brethren.

One of her secretaries put the communications in the mail on Thursday, April 3. On Sabbath, April 5, a communion service was held. The two men who had received the testimonies rose in the quarterly meeting and made “good, hearty confessions” (19 WCW p. 73). The congregation witnessed the evidences of the work of the Holy Spirit on the hearts of these two leading church members, knowing they had received messages of reproof and rebuke. This brought a very tender spirit into the meeting and rejoicing in the hearts of all.

Pacific Press Matters

The Pacific Press constituency meeting, held on April 28 and 29, demonstrated again the influence of messages borne by Ellen White. The press was then located in Oakland. It was doing a great deal of commercial work, which was a growing source of concern and perplexity. While in the earlier years it had been necessary to accept commercial work to keep the equipment and the men needed for the production of literature for the church profitably employed,

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