Ellen G. White Estate
Sharing the Vision
But as they approached the time a cloud hung over their cherished plans. Ellen White was very ill with influenza. W. C. White tells the story:
Ellen's great concern as she learned of the trend at the college is revealed in this portion of a letter she sent to the church in Battle Creek:
A change of administration because of the illness of the president, Sidney Brownsberger, had brought in a gradual change in policies. G. I. Butler reported in the Review:
Since the first steps had been taken in Battle Creek, in providing for the publishing work and having decided on a name, the members in Battle Creek were first to take the next step.
At the General Conference Session of 1866, Ellen White starled the audience with her testimony: She was shown that the Seventh-day Adventist Church should have its own health institution.
Announcement that the school had opened was made the next week in the June 11 issue of the Review under the heading "The S. D. A. School." The announcement opened with the words:
In 1865, James was very busy in Battle Creek. Many burdens and much pressure laid upon him.
We are here for a purpose. God has given us His plan for our life, and He desires us to reach the highest standard of development. (FLB 167)
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