July 16, 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Ellen G White. The life of Ellen G. White ended on July 16, 1915, at the age of 87 years. She was laid to rest beside her husband in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Ellen White, in her life time, saw the Seventh-day Adventist church grow from a small band of disappointed Millerites to a global movement. Now, 100 years after her death, she is being remembered as:
- One of the 100 most significant American of all times (according to Smithsonian magazine).
- The most translated female on non-fiction (over 140 languages).
- One who wrote on a wide range of subjects i.e. creation, agriculture, education, theology, evangelism, lifestyle, health just to name but a few.
- One whose writings have been most influential in changing lives (mine included).
- One whose writing and influence has been instrumental in the establishment of schools, colleges, universities, clinics, hospital and medical centers on several continents.
- One of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist church, which is now established in 216 countries with a membership of well over 18,000,000. The Seventh-day Adventist church has more than 78,000 organized churches and 69,213 companies in 13 world Division.[i]
Before she passed away she wrote, “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what the Lord has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” Ellen G White Counsels for the Church, 359.
Brian K. Mungandi, Vice President for Administration
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