Ellen G. White Writings

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Atlantic Union Gleaner

August 3, 1904

“I Will Guide Thee”

Nashville, Tenn.,

June 4, 1904.

There were many things to be considered in choosing a location for our sanitarium in Washington, and for our training school for Christian workers. We knew that everything must be in accordance with the light given; and we praise the Lord for guiding us to Takoma Park.

We fully believe that the Lord has gone before us in the purchase of land, and we shall do all in our power to carry out his will in the establishment of his work in this place. We shall need young people of the very best talent, in our work in Washington. We shall need workers who will bring no cloud upon the precious truth we are proclaiming. And we shall need means to erect the buildings that will be necessary for the carrying forward of our work.

We know that we are where the Lord would have us, and we greatly desire that the work shall be established at once, and in accordance with his will. The message must be proclaimed in Washington, and must go forth from that place to the other cities of the South.

God himself originated the plan for the advancement of his work, and he has provided his people with a surplus of means, that when he calls for help, they may respond, saying “Lord, thy pound—not my pound—hath gained other pounds.”

The Lord calls upon his people in every State in America to come up to his help in the establishment of his work in Washington. Those who have this work in hand are to show no lack of interest in it. And our people are to remember that for the present the work in Washington is to be our first interest. There are many kinds of work to be carried forward in different places; but our first interest just now is our work at the capital of our nation.

We are to center our minds for the present on the work that needs to be done at Washington. Daily our petitions are to ascend to heaven for the success of this work, that it may move forward rapidly. The Lord of hosts gave special direction that the publishing work done in Battle Creek should be transferred to Washington. The directions were so plain that we could see that there must be no delay. And since we have moved forward in obedience to this word, we have had evidence that the Lord has prepared the way at every step for the establishment of important interests at Washington. Thus far he has helped us in a way that leaves no room for any one to doubt or question.

Ellen G. White.

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