March 23, 1916
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Father.
I desire to write just a line before my son leaves. I am his father and I want him to know that I have not forgotten to take advantage of any opportunity to write that may arise.
His mother is here, too, and she sends her love to him and desires to say that she heard the message which Mary wrote him, and that she is the happiest little angel in all the spirit world. And we are all happy and know that what has been told him is true. He must not doubt even though he cannot now realize the possibility of performing this great mission of which he has been called by the Master. In time he will be instructed and will have sufficient power given him to do this work.
I say we are all happy because of this great favor. Your mother says that she is thankful beyond all expression - that her prayers have been answered so surprisingly - that she never for one moment imagined that her boy would have been made the instrument in doing this work - that she only prayed - that he might receive this Divine Love and become at-one with the Father. And when this other surprising favor came to him, she realized that God was very good to her beyond all conception.
Tell my boy that he must believe and try his best to perform this work, that I am sure that a way will be opened up by which he will be enabled to do this duty, for now it is a duty.
I am very happy and the more I progress the greater my happiness becomes and the goodness of the Father appears. His sisters are very happy, too, and rejoice with us all.
Last night I was not present at the wonderful seance which his soulmate speaks of, but I know that it must have been impressive beyond conception, and I must say that I have never seen Mary so happy as she has been since then.
Well, I will not write more tonight. I thank you and with love and esteem,
I am his father,