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17. Ellen White Sent To Australia

[Unpublished Items requested for use in Correspondence Lessons "Prophetic Guidance in the Advent Movement," prepared by the White Estate for the General Conference.]

Ellen G. White Sent To Australia

When the work, newly started in Australia, was in need of help, our brethren in America desired me to visit this field. They urged that as one whom the Lord was especially teaching, I could help the work here as others could not. I felt no inclination to go and had no light that it was my duty. The journey was a dread to me. I desired to remain at home and complete my work on the life of Christ and other writings. But as the matter was introduced, and the responsible men of the conference expressed their conviction that I, in company with others, should visit this field, I decided to act in accordance with their light. . . .

I made the long journey and attended the conference held in Melbourne. I bore a decided testimony. The Lord gave me tongue and utterance to reprove, to entreat, and to present principles of the greatest importance to the people and to the work.--Manuscript, "Experiences in Australia," p. 19, White Estate Document File No. 28b. Released October 26, 1959.