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Ellen G. White: The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905-1915 (vol. 6), Page 130

Chapter 10—Continuing in a Varied Ministry

As time permitted, in mid-1907 Ellen White continued writing, particularly on Old Testament history (Prophets and Kings) (33WCW, p. 482). She was eager to push that work forward. Before March was over, one of her highly valued secretaries, Maggie Hare, left her seven-year employment at Elmshaven to go back to her home in New Zealand. (As W. C. and Ellen White hoped, she returned four years later with a husband and both served on the staff.) Negotiations were culminated for Paul Mason, working at Mountain View with E. R. Palmer of the General Conference Publishing Department, to join the staff as accountant. He took the place of Sarah Peck, who wanted to devote full time to educational work.

March also included a visit from Edson, who was working in the South. Another visitor was Edward Forga, of Arequipa, Peru, who had recently married Marguerite Lacey, May White's youngest sister. Forga would soon be pioneering the translating of some of the E. G. White books into Spanish (Ibid.).

A Quick Trip to Southern California

Ever since the vision of New Year's Day, Ellen White felt impelled to spend a little time in southern California, where her counsel was needed in the new medical institutions, but the trip, for various reasons, had been repeatedly postponed. By mid-April the time seemed propitious, so on Thursday, April 18, she was off with W. C.; Dr. and Mrs. D. H. Kress, en route from Australia to the new sanitarium in Washington, D.C.; Dr. H. F. Rand, medical

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