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Ellen G. White: The Australian Years: 1891-1900 (vol. 4), Page 251

Chapter 21—(1895-1896) Bearing Testimony by Voice and Pen

The year 1895 was not an easy one for Ellen G. White. She had hoped to devote a good deal of time to writing on the life of Christ, but her plans in this respect were only infrequently carried through. The developments at Cooranbong and the uncertainty surrounding the establishment of the school; the home situation, with a constant stream of visitors; a shift in workers, as Emily Campbell and May Walling returned to the United States; and then the extended camp meetings in the suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart in October, November, and December were a heavy drain on her strength. All this was topped off by the course of Fannie Bolton.

Giving Counsel in Important Interviews

A good many pages came from her pen in articles, general manuscripts, and letters. The file carries 188 letters aggregating 1,230 pages of double-spaced typewritten material. Some of these opened with comments such as these: “I have a message from the Lord for you”—Letter 91, 1895. “I am burdened over your case. In the night season I was in your company, and was listening to your words.”—Letter 2, 1895. “I was conversing with you in the night season, and I was saying to you ...”—Letter 33, 1895. “I cannot sleep. I was awakened at one o'clock. I was hearing a message borne to you.”—Letter 21a, 1895.

Her work also included interviews such as one held during the Armadale camp meeting. The purpose of the meeting is stated in an introductory paragraph:

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