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Testimonies to the Church Regarding The Strengthening of Our Institutions and Training Centers, Page 8

our literature, for the healing of the sick, and for the training of workers, are to be established outside the cities. Especially is it important that our youth be shielded from the temptations of city life.

It is in harmony with this instruction, that meeting-houses have been purchased and rededicated in Washington and in Nashville, while the publishing-houses and the sanitariums at these centers have been established away from the congested heart of the cities, as outpost-centers. This is the plan that has been followed in the removal of other publishing houses and sanitariums into the country, and that is now being followed in Great Britain with regard to the London publishing house and also the training-school there. We are now given opportunity to advance in the opening providences of God by helping our brethren in these and many other important centers to establish the work on a firm basis, in order that it may be carried forward solidly. The Lord is calling upon us to “strengthen the hands of the builders” in many parts of the world.

Much light has been given regarding the rapid development of institutional work in connection with the proclamation of the third angel's message. In Testimonies for the Church, Volumes 6 and 7, the necessity of establishing many missionary agencies throughout the world, is clearly outlined.

“Our publishing houses are God's appointed centers, and through them is to be accomplished a work the magnitude of which is yet unrealized. There are lines of effort and influence as yet by them almost untouched, in which God is calling for their cooperation.

“As the message of truth advances into new fields,

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