Ohio – 1875
To Mr P
Very dear Brother,
… I can hardly give you as much news of this country as you give me from France. It is very doubtful that I will visit France now, although my heart is as attached as in the past by the work which is done, and to the brethren there, if not more so, as the Saviour becomes more precious to me. Nevertheless visits to closer lands can be made, when those that are counted by thousands of kilometres begin to become inconvenient in old age. I am even thinking of making a trip to New Zealand, which will keep me another year on this side of the Atlantic…
I may add that the needs multiply here. The Word is weighed much more than before, and the brethren have the reputation for knowing better than others. One is occupied with them sometimes in a hostile and aggressive way it goes without saying, but one is occupied with it everywhere. May God make them faithful, that is what I ask Him now; if they are not more devoted, more separate from the world, they will be a false testimony for God. May they be kept.
Salute the brethren affectionately
Yours affectionately in Jesus
Letter originally written in French, translated by Sosthenes, 2013
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