James and Ellen decided to leave "Our Home on the Hillside" and return home to Battle Creek. So on December 6, 1866 they took the train to Rochester and stayed there for three weeks to have special and earnest seasons of prayer with friends. On December 25 Ellen was taken off in vision, where she was given answers respecting James' illness and Satan's purpose to destroy him. After Ellen related the vision to the group, James proposed their returning to Battle Creek. So on January 1, 1867 James and Ellen travelled home where James recovered soon.