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Manuscript Releases, vol. 13 [Nos. 1000-1080], Page 157

MR No. 1022—Ellen White Declines Offer of Financial Aid

I received your letter. I was up at half past [four] this morning and found it in my room awaiting me. I think we have sent to you some few days ago the exact thing you call for in regard to [Missionary] Acre Fund. I read it over carefully and it seems to me the right thing. And now comes the long letter from you, which I highly appreciate.

Not one word comes from Battle Creek to any of us. Why is this? I think they must know I should highly appreciate some word that gives my heart a spring of joy.

I am sad indeed for your wife, but continue to place her by faith in the arms of our Saviour, and believe whatever the Lord hath said He means, and He would have us believe every word in promise.

I would say, Do let us, if possible, bury the dead carcasses of the past and let not the enemies have anything to triumph over. I hope there will be a thorough understanding of the foundation Rock upon which we can all stand in unity. Nearly 2000 years ago a voice was heard of strange and mysterious import, because it came from the throne of God, “Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared Me” (Hebrews 10:5). “Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:7, 8). We are now to understand matters aright by bringing self into unity with Jesus Christ.

I was not able to comprehend the plan in regard to helping me out of debt [Magan had proposed a special campaign whereby church members would sell the book Education for the express purpose of reducing Ellen White's debt.] but I have become so that I have less burden to carry, and now I

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