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Ellen G. White in Europe 1885-1887, Page 5

Ellen G. White in Europe 1885-1887


Ellen G. White was personally involved in the beginnings and development of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. This movement, now international in its dimensions, had its rise in the wake of the great Advent movement of the 1840's in which William Miller and his associate ministers played a principal role.

Instructed by God that she was to serve as his special messenger, she accepted the mission assigned to her, provided counsel and encouragement that proved to be of inestimable value to the “little flock” of Sabbathkeeping Adventists. With the work of Seventh-day Adventist developing in Europe in the late 1860's and in the 1870's it was quite natural that she should be invited to spend some time in the Old World, traveling to the churches for meetings, attending and preaching at the conferences, and helping to build strength and endurance into the growing organization.

Responding to an earnest invitation from the brethren at the Second European Council held in Basel,*Basel is the preferred English spelling, though Basle is also used. Bâle is French. Switzerland, in 1884, Ellen White the following year journeyed to Europe and spent two full years laboring in eight countries where significant work was in progress. At the same time she continued her voluminous

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