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GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 
WINONA LAKE, IND. 



BRETHREN MISSIONARY 



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JANUARY 5, 1963 



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Field Council Time in Latin Lands 

By Rev. Clyde K. Landrum 



It has been a rare privilege for 
Brother Ivan Moomaw and me to 
attend the field councils in Argen- 
tina, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. I 
would like to share with our readers 
some of the blessings and challenges 
of those sessions, and to point out 
some of the progress that is being 
made. 

The basic consideration in all the 
meetinss was the board's statement on 
the Indigenous Church. We went 
over this word by word, placing our 
work alongside this to see just where 
we stand. It is amazing what such 
a statement does to point out \^-hat 
progress has been made, and what 
we need to do to mo\'e forward in 
our program of ultimately turning the 
work over entirely to the nationals. 
All three field councils approved the 
policy. And, in Argentina and Brazil 
it was translated into Spanish and 
Portuguese, and a meeting with the 
nationals was held to discuss it. 
These nationals now understand our 
plan, and stand unitedlv with the 
missionaries in lookino fonvard to its 

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accomplishment. 

In my opinion, the biggest decision 
made by either the Argentina Field 
Council or the one in Brazil was to 
set up a plan of joint committees, 
looking forward to the nationals ulti- 
mately assuming all responsibility for 
the work on the fields. The commit- 
tees will be made up of missionaries. 



appointed by their field councils, and 
Argentines and Brazilians, appointed 
by their national conferences. They 
will work together throughout the 
year as one committee to do the work 
at hand, and once each year they 
will report back to the body appoint- 
ing them. Thus, annually the ap- 
pointing bodies will hear reports on 
the different works from their own 
members of the joint committees. 
Representation on the committees 
will be in direct proportion to the 
amount of the load that missionaries 
and nationals are carrying. As the 
nationals assume more responsibility, 
financially and otherwise, they will 
have more representation on the joint 
committees, until the ultimate goal 
is reached when the nationals will 
carry the entire load with the mission- 
aries serving only as counselors. 

The Argentines have done a fine 
job in their camp program. They have 
bought and paid for acreage for a 
camp for their young people, and 
have built brick buildings on it. This 
is an accomplishment that offers a 
distinct challenge to every district in 
our Brethren work in the United 
States. What a joy and encourage- 
ment to hear the Argentine leaders 
say that they want to do the same 
in the building of church buildings, 
and residences for their pastors, as 
well as some mission buildings. One 
of the aims of the trip to Argentina 



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COVER PHOTO— FOREIGN MISSION ISSUE 

The "Pray-Give-Go" banner, which has be- 
come so familiar in our Brethren churches, will 
continue to give forth its message through the 
year of 1963, should our Lord tarry: the chal- 
lenge of untold millions who are yet untold. 



was to work out plans for a building 
program to be headed up by a mis- 
sionary. But, how we rejoice that in- 
stead of tying our missionaries down 
to the task of building buildings, we 
witnessed the formation of a joint 
committee of ten Argentines and 
three missionaries, called the Con- 
sejo Obra Nacional— National Work 
Committee— for the purpose of build- 



ing new buildings. 



establishing and 



administering loans for construction, 
and to work with churches soliciting 
their help. A similar committee of 
three missionaries and two nationals 
was set up for Brazil, except that it 
will not have a loan fund. 

Other joint committees established 
are: Bible Institute, Radio, Literature, 
Christian Day School, and Youth. In 
Argentina the joint Bible Institute 
Committee wnW administer the central 
Bible Institute and work toward estab- 
lishing a "branch" Bible Institute in 
the Buenos Aires area. There is no 
central Bible institute in Brazil, but 
firm plans were made for the joint 
committee on Bible institute to work 
toward the establishment of a "sta- 
tion Bible institute " on each mission 
station. It is felt that this will lead 
normally and naturally into a cen- 
tral Bible institute. Also, thought was 
given to ultimately beginning a Bible 
institute program in Puerto Rico. 
This idea is basic to the training of 
new workers for the fields. More and 
more stress must be placed on this 
training program! 

The consideration of literature 
played an important part in the field 
councils, and joint committees were 
set up to carry on this very important 
ministry. The functions of the "joint" 
literature committee include recruit- 
ing and training editorial staffs, 
preparation, production, and distribu- 
tion of gospel literature, the trans- 

(Continiied on page 4) 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD VOLUME 25 NUMBER 1 

RICHARD E. GRANT, Executive Editor 
Entered as second-class matter April 16, 1943, at the post office at Winona Lake. Ind., under the act of March 3, 1879 Issued weekly 
by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co.. Inc.. Winona Lake. Ind. Subscription price: $3.50 a year, foreign $4.50. Special rates to churches. 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS; Robert D. Crees, president; Thomas Hammers, vice president; *IVIark Malles, secretary; Ralph Colburn. as- 
sistant secretary; William Male, treasurer; William Schaffer, member at large to executive committee; Bryson Fetters, Robert E A. 
Miller, 'Herman A. Hoyt, Robert Sackett, Charles Turner and Richard E. Grant.— 'Editorial Committee. 



Brethren Missionary Herald 



HOW SHALL 
THEY HEAR? 



By Mrs. Loree Slckel 




(Indeed it can he said that Mrs. Loree 
Sickel is a veteran missionary, for she 
and her htishand, Clarence L. Sickel, 
first arrived in Argentina in Noveni- 
her 1919. Their many fruitful years 
of service together were hrotight to 
a close by Dr. Sickel's home-going in 
December 1951. However, Mrs. 
Sickel has continued her missionary 
service, and now this month is sched- 
uled to return again to Argentina 
following her furlough. She is to sail 
on a Japanese ship, the MS Brazil 
Maru, departing from Los Angeles 
harbor about January 13. Rev. and 
Mrs. Nelson Fay and family will be 
traveling on the same ship going to 
Argentina for their first term as 
Brethren missionaries. Surely ive echo 
the sentiments of our whole Fellow- 
ship when we say to this party: "Bon 
Voyage! May the Lord bless you 
abundantly!") 



ago. 0\'er twenty million arc outside 
the true Church of Jesus Christ, who 
trust in religion without a personal 
experience of the Sa\dour. 

Thus read the statistics available 
to us, which reveals the gigantic task 
that still lies ahead for the Church of 
Jesus Christ. 

Against this tremendous picture let 
us place the teaching of the Word of 
God. Jesus Christ died that man 
might live. In Him there is hope for 
the sinner. In the Gospel is "the 
fwwer of God unto salvation to 
every one that believeth . . ." Let us 
add to that the comment of one of 
God's servants who, perhaps, knows 
more about the spiritual condition of 
the world than any other person: 
"I believe that the completion of the 
task of world evangelism within our 
generation is sanely practicable 
through a church that will measure 
up to God's conditions." For this, just 
two things are necessary— the power 
of the Holy Spirit, and total dedi- 
cation on the part of God's people. 
Christ promised the power of His 
Holy Spirit, and it is still available. 
That power is sufficient and ready to 
enable the church to complete her 
ministry of carrying the Gospel to 
the ends of the earth. All that re- 
mains for its accomplishment is total 
dedication on your part and mine and 
that of every other Christian— a dedi- 
cation of life and possessions. We 
cannot evangelize the world through 
attending church, or teaching a Sun- 
entered that needy field fifty years day-school class, or witnessing oc- 



"More men are being born each 
year than bom again!" 

"At least half the world's popula- 
tion has never heard of Christ!" 

"Ninety-three out of every one 
hundred are outside the sphere of 
the Protestant church and largely 
ignorant of Bible truth. Only about 
two in every one hundred are born 
again. The remainder walk the broad 
road that leads to eternal destruction." 

There are at least four times more 
unsaved souls in Argentina today 
than when Brethren missionaries 



casionally. We cannot evangelize the 
\\orld on nickels and dimes or even 
dollars, or on leftovers, or things we 
give without missing. It will demand 
sacrifice of time and life and posses- 
sions. It will cost our all. We, as 
God's people, cannot continue to in- 
dulge ourselves in luxuries if we 
would carry out the task of world 
evangelization. We must be willing 
to sacrifice, to give up all we have 
and even risk our lives, if necessary, 
in order that the gospel message may 
go out to our race and our genera- 
tion. 

Wherever the Gospel is preached 
in all the world it is the "power of 
God unto salvation." It has been 
pro\'en over and over again. A few 
years ago a missionary was invited to 
the home of a little boy who had at- 
tended DVBS. The mother's interest 
had been aroused by the comments 
of her little four-year-old and she at- 
tended the closing program. A few 
days later we were in her home, 
where in spite of three little boys 
who tried to distract, we talked about 
the Gospel. It was the first time she 
had ever heard it, and it seemed 
man'elous to her. At one point, she 
said: "Do you mean that I can have 
all my sins forgiven and forgotten 
by trusting in the work that Christ 
did on the cross?" She had grasped 
the wonderful truth, but when we 
asked, "Wouldn't you like to accept 
Him right now and experience what 
it is to have your sins forgiven?" she 
hesitated. Then as she realized what 



January 5, 7963 



this would mean to her as far as her 
neighbors and friends were con- 
cerned, she said: "Oh, no, I couldn't 
do it )'et. I will have to think about 
it." I assured her that I was not 
trying to press her into making a de- 
cision. It would need to come from 
her heart and I would be back to talk 
to her another day. Then I asked if 
we might pray, and I had hardly fin- 
ished when she said: "I can't wait. 
I want to accept Christ now." 

In spite of being unable to attend 
the meetings regularly because of 
three small children, she grew in 
the Lord. She began to read her Bible 
with interest and understanding. We 
could never visit her frequently 
enough to satisfy her. Each time we 
found a long list of questions that 
had come to her as she read. And as 
we finished going over those together, 
she would say: "Be sure to come again 
soon. There is so much I need to 
learn." 

She enrolled in a Bible correspond- 
ence course which was a blessing 
to her. She testified to neighbors and 
relatives and brought some of them 
to the services. 

Her husband was not interested 
but could not help observing the 
change that took place in her life. 
Soon he began testifpng to his com- 
panions at the military factory, where 
he worked, about what the Gospel 
was doing for his wife. 

A little later a remarkable thing 
took place. The husband went to the 
city of Cordoba and stopped in to 
\asit his father. To his amazement he 
found him preparing to commit sui- 
cide. He had lost his job, had quar- 



reled with the woman with whom he 
was living, and the revolver seemed 
the easiest way out. 

The son could think of only one 
thing in way of advice and gave it: 
"Before you do this, I think you 
should read the Bible. You know 
what it has done for B— . I know 
where to get you one." The father 
was impressed and promised to wait. 
When the son returned from the gos- 
pel bookstore, he had more advice to 
offer: that was, to take the Bible and 
go to Alta Gracia, \\'here they had 
relatives, and stay for a couple of 
weeks while he read it. The father 
did this. When he returned, the son 
had found the address of the nearest 
evangelical church and took him 
there, thereby saving not only his 
father's life but his soul as well. 

Not long ago word came that the 
husband had also accepted the Lord, 
and the wife and mother is helping 
give out the Gospel through a Good 



News Club in her home. 

Years ago two children accepted 
the Lord as Sa\aour. He has blessed 
and kept them through the years. 
Three years ago they were married 
and have a happy Christian home 
and are active in their own church. 
A few \\'eeks ago a letter came from 
the wife telling of the Lord's work- 
ing in their hearts for a total dedi- 
cation to Christ to leave their home 
and business, and follow Him to a 
town where there is no witness. And 
she closed with these words that are 
precious in the ears of any missionary: 
"We continually thank God for your 
coming to Argentina; otherwise, we 
might not have heard of Christ." 
And I could only add: "Thank God 
for those who made it possible for me 
to go." 

There are millions waiting to hear. 
How can they hear? Only by re- 
newed dedication, faith, prayer, and 
sacrifice on the part of each of us. 



REVIVAL 

IS 
NEEDED, 

declares Raymond A. Ashmun in 
The Standard, "when the line of de- 
marcation between the world and the 
church has grown dim; when the con- 
cept of separation is questioned and 
deserted; when the church has lost 
its missionary vision; when its mem- 
bers have money for every personal 
desire but verv little for God; when 



Christians have time for every per- 
sonal hobby and excursion but little 
time to serve the Lord; when duties 
in the church are drudgery rather 
than deep pleasure; when the family 
altar is neglected and forsaken; when 
it is easier to speak words of criticism 
rather than words of compliment 
about fellow Christians; when the 
prayer meeting holds very little ap- 
peal; when the church fails to win 
converts to Christ; and when the pas- 
tor feels he is preaching in a vacuum 
and his own spiritual life becomes 
parched."— The Alliance Witness. 



Field Council . . . 

(Continued from page 2) 

lating of Brethren publications, as 
well as the stepping up of the col- 
portage ministry, and the passing 
out of gospel portions and tracts. Just 
as soon as possible bookstores will 
be set up at Rio Cuarto, Argentina, 
arid Icoaraci, Brazil. And, the Brazil 
Field Council has asked the board to 
work toward establishing a book- 
store at Capanema (Brazil) on a proj- 
ect basis! Just as quickly as possible 
an Argentina "literature missionary" 
will be placed at Rio Cuarto. 



Other outstanding actions of the 
field councils of Latin lands include 
placing a second missionary in Cor- 
doba, Argentina's second largest city, 
to start a new work, and the opening 
of a work in the key city of Belem, 
Brazil. 

In Brazil an intensive effort will 
be put forth to integrate the Chris- 
tian day schools and all other related 
works into the national church. 
Significant in Argentina is the plan 
on the part of Argentines to estab- 
lish the first Christian day school 
there, completely apart from the ef- 
forts of the missionaries, thus mak- 



ing this program completely indigen- 
ous from the beginning. 

To those who would ask: "Are we 
really accomplishing in Latin lands?" 
I would answer, "Yes, very greatly!" 
Our missionaries went to these lands 
with the express purpose of evange- 
lizing with the goal of establishing 
local churches. They are united in 
this effort. Now, they have nationals 
—both pastors and laymen— who are 
standing side by side with them. To- 
gether, they are looking to the Lord 
to lead them forward to the day when 
the entire program will be in the 
hands of the nationals. 



4 



Brethren Missionary Herald 



Gold Is Where You Find It 



By Rev. George Cone, Jr. 



An African Bible school student 
with an untrained teacher told me a 
proverb a few days ago. He said: "A 
hunter going for game but always re- 
turning with an empty pouch \vill 
soon quit going." 

His application was correct, and 
it is his message to you. A student sit- 
ting in class under a teacher who 
doesn't know his subject will soon 
cease to come back to class. 

In America we feel that one of the 
strongest and longest arms of the 
church is the Sunday school. We feel 
that a well-taught church is an active, 
healthy church and, therefore, there 
is more and more emphasis put on 
Sunday-school lessons, contests, 
prizes, and such. If that is true in 
America, why should it not be true 
in Africa? Does the color of a Chris- 
tian's skin change the fact that each 
Christian needs to be taught in the 
Word? Does the fact that the majority 
of the people are uneducated in secu- 
lar things mean they do not need 
training in spiritual things? Does not 
spiritual strength to stand against ma- 
terialism meet the African's need as 
well as the American's? 

In our whole field today, the equiv- 
alent of three-fourths of one mis- 
sionary's time is allotted to the vast 
job of trying to oversee the job of 
Sunday school in action for the 
African church. 

In America, every pastor is a pros- 
pective teacher of the Sunday-school 
teacher training course. In Africa, 
there are probably less than ten Afri- 
can pastors who could take advantage 
of such a course when it is prepared 
for instructing their teachers. 

In America, every church has num- 
bers of people well qualified to take, 
and pass with litde effort, a teacher 
training course. In most African 
churches there are so few of the 
spiritually qualified people who can 
read well that it is always difficult 
to find those even qualified to take 
such a course. 

Multiply these problems by the 
bottlenecks of literature preparation, 
production, distribution, promodon. 



and personnel, and they become tre- 
mendous barriers to an effecdve Sun- 
day-school program. 

In literature alone the bottlenecks 
are astounding, but unless you act 
now, there is little hope of allevia- 
tion in the near future. 

First of all, we need personnel to 
prepare the Sunday-school literature. 
We have tried to use missionaries on 
furlough or sick leave, but it has for 
the most part proved unsuccessful 
because of their responsibilities at 
home. We need more missionaries 
who want to prepare literature for the 
African church. 

When the literature has been writ- 
ten, we do not have enough typists to 
prepare the materials for printing. 
We need some expert typists and 
secretaries— now! 

The print shop needs a pressman. 
We have an excellent engraver who 
is doing his best to handle the press 
work, too, and we are thankful for 
him— but we need you, if you are an 
offset pressman, and we need you 
now. 

Off the press but not assembled. 



Africans can assemble if they have 
the equipment to operate. We need 
collators, folders, and staplers this 
year if we are to overcome this bottle- 
neck. 

A book printed but put on the 
shelves is of no value to a hungry 
soul. Distribution by means of Afri- 
cans has proven very unfruitful. We 
need someone who can spend full 
time in distribution, colportage, and 
management of the bookstores that 
\ve plan to construct when you send 
us the money needed for them. 

Do you want the African church 
to be a strong church? It can only be 
as strong as the individual members, 
and they can only derive their 
strength from God's Word. Right 
now we have large crowds who come 
to hear the Word, but unless we 
give them some "game" to take home 
with them ever)' Sunday, they will 
soon decide that it is not worth the 
effort to come home with an empty 
pouch, and they will just stay home. 

African gold is waiting for you 
now. Gold you will not claim until 
your works are tried before our Sav- 
iour, but real gold. Won't you come 
now and get your share while it is 
\'et dav and you can find it? Some 
dav soon it may be too late; we want 
\ou to find gold in Africa with us 
because it is here in abundance. 




Africans line up to buy literature at Bossangoa station bookstore 
window. 



Jartuary 5, 7963 



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GUESS WHAT BIBLE 
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something- new - 

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Brethren Missionary Herald 



4 By Miss Rosella Cochran 



Miss Cochran with Moses and 
Grace and their two adopted chil- 
dren, Etienne (Steven) and 
Jeanne. 




ETIENNE IS GROWING UP 



Remember Etienne? He's the little 
orphan I took in 1957 and adopted 
him out to one of our medical work- 
ers. His parents, Moses and Grace, 
have been so happy, and he has been 
happy, too. 

Etienne is growing up. He is six 
years old. Recendy when I was at 
Bassai, he had dinner with me. That 
was the second time in his hfe that 
he had eaten "out." This time we 
had fresh beef liver, sliced tomatoes, 
and fried gozo (that's the African 
manioc root and makes a good sub- 
stitute for French fries). I instructed 
the children (a little girl came along 
to make the "crowd") that they 
should eat the meat with their forks, 
the tomatoes with their spoons (they 
were diced fine), and the gozo they 
could eat with their fingers. Now 
this was most confusing, but Etienne 
met with the problem in fine shape. 
You see, he is ambidextrous (uses one 
hand as well as the other), so he used 

his fork in his risht hand and his 
o 

spoon in the left and the gozo was 
so enticing that the right and left 
took turns leaving their tools to care 



for a stick of gozo. The meal went 
very well. Only one glass of water 
upset, but it was soon swooshed off 
to the floor by two little pairs of 
hands. 

There were cookies for dessert- 
two for each. Etienne ate the first 
as though he really enjoyed it. Upon 
taking the second, he held it in his 
hand for a moment and then an- 
nounced: "I want to take this one 
to mv mama." So it found its place 
in a dirty little pocket and you may 
be sure that "mama" enjoyed it very 
much. 

That afternoon Etienne painted a 
wooden box for me. He had help- 
Moses and Jacques who live next 
door. There they were, three little 
boys, thrilled at their first chance at 
a paint brush. The paint was a dark 
mint green. When they were finish- 
ed, I looked at Etienne and was re- 
minded—amusingly so— of him as a 
baby when I dressed him in his little 
green nylon rompers. The color com- 
bination is still pretty. A litde gaso- 
line, some soap and water, and all was 
back to normal asain. 



Etienne is a handy little fellow 
to have around. He is his daddy's 
little errand boy and obediently 
answers "Monsieur" every time his 
father calls. He makes the fire for his 
mother and helps her carry wood and 
water. 

Yes; Etienne is grov\dng up. He 
has learned to whistle, and to spit 
through his teeth. He takes his place 
on the local "peewee" soccer ball 
team. He can hold his own in a tug 
of war and often succeeds in pulling 
the other team across the line. He 
can reach over the top of his head 
VA'ith his right arm and touch his left 
ear. That means that he is old enough 
to go to school, and that is what he 
plans to do this fall. 

Pray for Etienne and for all the 
bovs and girls of Africa. Many are 
not so fortunate as Etienne. He has 
fine Christian parents. He will go 
to school just across the way. He 
lives right beside the dispensary, so 
he has adequate medical attention. 
He is indeed fortunate in having all 
these things— but still he, and all of 
us, need your prayers. 



January 5, 1963 



"FEED 



MY 



SHEEP" 



By 

Mrs. 
Rose 

A. 
Foster 



(Editor's note: Being "re- 
tired" from active mission- 
ary service is in no sense 
an indication of being 
"retired" in concern for 
the continuing work of 
the Mission and the mis- 
sionaries. The articles on 
this page and the offosite 
page were written hy two 
of these "retired" mission- 
aries.) 



The third time the Lord Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, 
He had a very important message for Peter. 

At that time Peter had to determine in his own heart and mind what his future 
vocation would be. Would it be fishine for fish, or fishing for men? 

Soon after the Lord began His earthly ministry, Peter came in contact with 
Him. In Matthew 4:18 we read: "And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw 
two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the 
sea: for thev were fishers. And he said unto them. Follow me, and I will make 
vou fishers of men. And they straight\\'ay left their nets, and followed him." 

Peter's beginning was good. But along the pathway of service something hap- 
pened to him. At this meeting the Lord found him fishing for fish instead of 
for men. 

Had bis love for the Lord diminished? Had he lost his zeal to fish for men? 
Had he become occupied with "things" instead of the Lord? As the Lord was testing 
his love, would he choose "fish" or "men"? 

Brethren, we like Peter are followers of our Lord. We have been engaged in a 
great work, that of foreign missions. We know Him as our Saviour, and knowing 
there are multitudes who do not know Him, we have dedicated ourselves to make 
Him known. 

Several years ago we were at an all-time high in personnel and funds. The 
one mission field had grown to seven and the few missionaries to more than one 
hundred. On all these fields manv had come to know the Lord Jesus as their Sav- 
iour. Now there are manv "lambs" and more "sheep," and all need to be fed. 

But, brethren, in spite of all these blessings something has happened both in for- 
eign lands and at home. Has our love for our Lord grown cold? Where is the zeal 
we had for the lost, for whom Christ died? Has the glare and glitter of "things" ob- 
scured the need for missionaries to go forth to feed His lambs, and the sheep? They 
need to know the Word so they will be able to teach others. 

While the Lord tarries, our task is not finished. As the Lord saw the multitudes 
when He was on earth, so they are today. The Lord had compassion on them be- 
cause thev fainted, and were scattered as sheep having no shepherd. Then said He 
to His disciples; "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye 
therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his har- 
vest." 

May our lo\'e for Christ be re\dved, our zeal rekindled, and the love of "things" 
pass out of our lives. For the things of this world pass away, but he that doeth the 
will of God abideth forever. Mav the love of our Lord so fill our li\'es that we may 
be used of Him to feed His lambs and His sheep. 

We need to dedicate our lives to really pray, and our funds to send forth the 
much-needed workers to obey the command of our Lord. 

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The fallout of modem civiliza- 
tion has dashed down upon 
the primitive Africans with 
tremendous speed, and all in 
a lifetime. Many an African can re- 
member the first white man he saw: 
the color of his skin was terrifying; 
the clothes, glasses, gun, and so 
forth, were all new to him and very 
marvelous. The grass and trees were 
cleared away for roads. He saw the 
first truck as it came charging down 
the road like a great monster with 
eyes flashing like the sun, and it ter- 
rified him more than seeing a lion. 
The telegraph, telephone, radio, 
planes flying overhead— all were new 
to him. 



the Word and believed, and are 
saved. 

Some years ago a band of slave 
traders came into a village. The 
women and children were terrified 
and ran and hid themselves. The 
men met their foes with spears and 
knives; some of them escaped, but at 
least one of the enemies lay dead 
on the ground. After the skirmish 
was over, the women and children 
returned. There was great rejoicing 
and preparations began for the feast 
that followed. I must tell vou about 
one of the lads that partook of that 
cannibal feast and dancing. 

This lad later heard the Gospel, 
accepted Christ as his Saviour, and 



THE 
FALLOUT 



By Miss Grace Byron 



Meeting and hearing the first mis- 
sionary proclaim the Gospel was also 
a new experience. Was the mission- 
ary telling the truth; did that black 
thing he held in his hand actually 
say that? He had the missionary 
place his finger on the spot and he 
went to another missionary and asked 
what it said; this missionary told him 
the same thing, so he concluded it 
must be the truth. He heard for the 
first time: "For the wages of sin is 
death; but the gift of God is eternal 
life through Jesus Christ our Lord" 
(Rom. 6:23). Many have accepted 



came to live on the Mission station. 
He started to work for the missionary 
nurse, did little chores around the 
dispensary at first, and listened in- 
tently to the Gospel preached there 
each morning to the patients. As 
he grew in the Lord he began to 
■witness, and went each evening to a 
nearby ullage to tell them the Gos- 
pel. He was also helping more and 
more in the dispensary. Later he be- 
came pastor of the church and con- 
ducted the sunrise prayer meeting 
each morning. WTiile the missionary 
nurse was on furlough, I filled in at 
the dispensary. The doctor came to 



visit the work. He stood watching 
Moise tenderly dressing a badly in- 
fected ulcer that covered a large area 
on the patient's leg. The doctor 
turned to me and said: "Moise is 
gentle, isn't he?" To think of the 
change— from a cannibal to a gentle 
nurse is quite a hurdle. Only the 
power of the Holy Spirit can per- 
form such a miracle— and it has hap- 
pened in the lives of thousands. 

A new era began with Independ- 
ence. We thank God for the stability 
of our Africans when they took over 
the reins of the government. There 
was no bloodshed, rioting, or turmoil. 
Christianity had had a great influ- 
ence. Independence brings many op- 
portunities, but also many responsi- 
Ijilities and much hard labor. Many 
Satanic forces are at work. Will the 
nation be materialistically pagan, 
Mohammedan, Communistic, or 
Christian? 

The opportunities for Christian 
missions are tremendous. The Afri- 
cans are not satisfied with "the good 
old days," but they want progress and 
they want it NOW. They need help 
and counsel and are looking to the 
white man for it. We dare not fail 
them. There is a need for trained pas- 
tors in the expansion of the church 
program that it will be the guiding 
influence in the march of progress. 
The church must be kept on the 
solid Rock, giving forth the Gospel 
to the lost. The educational program 
must expand until every child has the 
opportunity of going to school. Staff 
and personnel must be trained in 
the medical field and expanded until 
there are enough hospitals to care 
for the sick and to keep pace with 
the progress in that field. Youth di- 
rectors are needed, v\'riters for the 
literature work, printers, and all that 
is involved. Capable people are need- 
ed to carrv on a radio ministry; also, 
technicians in many areas to train 
the Africans so that they can take 
over. 

The time is ripe, may I say over- 
ripe; the door is open. Can we take 
advantages of these tremendous op- 
portunities with a shrinking mission- 
ary staff? Is the Lord leading you to 
pray more and give more? There 
must bu some to answer: "Here am 
I; se--ci me!" 

THE NEED IS NOW. 



January 5, 1963 



NEWS 



eUAfBGEblCAL PRESS OSSOCUUnON 



NOTICE! The December 22 issue 
of the Brethren Missionary Herald 
contained a ballot card for your vote 
as to whether you prefer this maga- 
zine bi-weekly (every-other-week) in 
color, or continue a weekly black and 
white. If you have not already done 
so, please vote your preference and 
mail the card to us immediately. No 
postage is required. Thank you for 
your cooperation. 

JOHNSTOWN, PA. The congre- 
gation of the First Brethren Church 
voted to purchase a car for the 
Argentine field as a Brethren mis- 
sionary project for 1963. James 
Sweeton, pastor. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. Lester 
Smitley, Warminster, Pa., supplied 
the pulpit at the Third Brethren 
Church on Dec. 9 while Pastor Rob- 
ert Kern was recuperating from an 
emergency appendectomy. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. A recent 
radio survey made by the stations in 
Hagerstown revealed that the "Fam- 
ily Altar" radio broadcast sponsored 
by the Grace Brethren Church had 
the number one listening audience 
at the 8:45 a.m. hour. A second 
radio ministry was initiated in De- 
cember by this same church. This 
is a Sunday morning broadcast 
called "The Brethren Hour" which 
is aired over WJEJ each week from 
8:05 to 8:30 a.m. Warren E. Tam- 
kin is pastor. 

DAVENPORT, IOWA. Carl 

Key, pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church, was the radio speaker on 
the "Bread of Life" program Nov. 
26-30 on WDLM, one of the Moody 
radio stations. 

TAOS, N. MEX. The 1963-64 
edition of Marquis "Who's Who in 
the West" lists missionary Sam 
Homey of the Brethren Spanish- 
American Missions. An open door 
to the Gospel is reported by Sam 



Horney who has a daily radio pro- 
gram — "Chapeltime" — over Taos 
radio KKIT. An estimated listen- 
ing audience of 20,000 is being 
reached through this ministry. 

MIDDLEBRANCH, OHIO. 

Charles Turner, pastor of the First 
Brethren Church, Rittman, Ohio, 
will be holding a Jewish conference 
at First Brethren Church here dur- 
ing Jan. 13-16. Wesley HaUer is 
pastor. 

BEAUMONT, CALIF. Con- 
gratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Lee 
Daggetts, members of Cherry VaUey 
Brethren Church, who celebrated 
their 55th wedding aimiversary in 
December. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA. The Sun- 
day school of the Commonwealth 
Avenue Brethren Church reports 
their 40th consecutive monthly at- 
tendance increase in the Brethren 
National Sunday School contest. 
Congratulations! John J. Bums, pas- 
tor. 

CHANGE: The new telephone 
num.ber at Grace Brethren Church, 
Elkhart, Ind., is 875-5271. 

ELKHART, IND. Herman J. 
Schumacher of Osceola, Ind., was 
the guest speaker at the Men's Fel- 
lowship meeting at the Grace Breth- 
ren Church on Dec. 20. Mr. Schu- 
macher showed pictures of his re- 
cent missionary trip to Puerto Rico. 
Gordon Bracker, pastor. 

ASHLAND, OHIO. Evangelist 
Bill Smith reports God's blessing on 
the Crusade For Christ meetings at 
the Grace Brethren Church during 
Nov. 11-18. During the eight days, 
there were eight decisions for salva- 
tion and five rededications. Dr. Miles 
Taber and Rev. William Kolb are the 
pastors. 

KITTANNING, PA. The official 
board of the First Brethren Church 
voted to invite Simon-Pierre Nam- 
bozouina to spend an evening in 
fellowship during the Christmas 
vacation. Mr. Nambozouina is an or- 
dained African Brethren elder who 
is now engaged as a research assis- 
tant in a Sango grammar project in 
Hartford, Conn. He is the first one 
of our African Christians to set foot 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

Evan Adams, San Gabriel, Calif. 
W. Wayne Baker, Aleppo, Pa. 
Everett Caes, Dayton, Ohio 
Shimer Darr, Washington, Pa. 
Paul Eiselstein, Golden, Colo. 
Gene Farrell, Altadena, Calif. 



on American soil. Wm. H. Schaffer 
is pastor. 

CUBA, N. MEX. The First 
Brethren Church of Long Beach, 
Calif, voted to send a 1948 Mack 
58 passenger bus to the Brethren 
Navajo Mission. James McClellan, 
superintendent of the Mission, 
plans to tum the seats around and 
install equipment for the purpose of 
showing Gospel films whUe the bus 
is used for a traveling chapel. This 
mobile chapel will alleviate one of 
the transportation problems at the 
Mission. 

LONG BEACH, CALIF. Mr. E. 

Nelson Fay, Brethren missionary 
appointee to Argentina, was ordain- 
ed to the Christian ministry Dec. 
16 at the North Long Beach Breth- 
ren Church. George Peek is pastor. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. The 

Grace Brethren Church of Greater 
Washington, James Dixon, pastor, 
is presently meeting in a rented 
church building which is located at 
Pennsylvania and Southern Ave- 
nues, S.E., at the District line. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. Nancy 
Hall was one of eight students in- 
itiated into the National Junior 
Honor Society on Dec. 7. Nancy, 
an eighth grader, is the daughter of 
Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Hall. Mr. 
Hall is the Brethren home-missions 
architectural engineer. 

VANDALIA, OHIO. Sherwood 
Durkee, pastor of the Vandalia 
Grace Brethren Church, reports an 
offering of $1,134.66 was received 
in the Dec. 16 moming worship 
service. One gift of $500 was desig- 
nated for the purchase of a new 
piano, and $403 was earmarked for 
building fund. 

BROOKVILLE, OHIO. The 



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Grace Brethren Church has pur- 
chased four acres of land on the 
edge of town as a site for their fu- 
ture church building. The cost of 
the property was $8,000. Clair 
Brickel is pastor. 

NOTICE: All those desiring to 
have their 1962 issues of the Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald bound, please 
hove them in the Herald office by 
January 30. The price for binding is 
$6.75. 

NOTICE: The booklet, "We B^ 
lieve," by L. L. Grubb, has been re- 
printed by the Missionary Herald. It 
contains an outline of the doctrines 
and ordinances set forth in the New 
Testament, and believed and prac- 
ticed in the churches associated with 
the National Fellowship of Brethren 
Churches. It has been newly revised 
and enlarged. Prices are: Single copy, 
15c; 12 copies $1.65; and 100 copies, 
$12.50. 

MIAMI, FLA. The second mid- 
winter National Sunday School Con- 
vention will be held in the Miami 
Municipal Auditorium during Jan. 
22-24. There will be approximately 
100 workshops and 500 exhibitors. 
One of the main speakers will be 
Dr. Harold H. Etling, president of 
NSSA and national director of 
Brethren Sunday schools. Ralph 
Colbum, pastor of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 
is chairman of the South Florida 
Sunday School Association, which 
is sponsoring the convention. 

ROANOKE, VA. 

During the fall rewval service with 
Rev. Bob Collitt, our Brethren evan- 
gelist, we had 13 rededications of 
life, one for church membership, and 
one in a hospital to accept Christ as 
Saviour and Lord of life. Besides 
these outward decisions, we are ex- 
periencing real evidence on many 
having made decisions not publicly 
expressed. We praise the Lord for His 
ministry of grace through our evan- 
gehst, Bob CoUitt. 

Our Junior-Middler Sisterhood 
girls collected and sent to the Breth- 
ren Navajo Mission a 38-pound box 
of useful clothing. 

At our Third Annual Thanksgiv- 



ing Fellowship Meal, we had 129 
members and friends of our Sunday 
school and church present. The 
home-mission film, "Gospel Out- 
reach" was shown as a part of the 
program. 

At a congregational meeting on 
Nov. 4, the congregation voted over- 
whelmingly to call the pastor for an- 
other year. Uf>on accepring the call, 
the pastor was given a substantial 
raise in salar)^ 

Carlton Fuller, pastor 

NORTH ENGLISH, IOWA 

The Pleasant Grove Brethren 
Church— the first Brethren church 
in Iowa— was busy during December 
finishing an addition to the church 
built in the summer of 1961. 

Crews of men and women, some 
church members, others not, put in 
partitions for Sunday-school rooms 
and kitchen, restroom facilities, and 
painted and cleaned the basement 
addition. 

The addition was built to the west 
of the church proper a year ago. 
Plans call eventually to build an ad- 
dition to the church above the base- 
ment addition. 

The basement addition is 40x60 
feet and includes a hall, five class- 
rooms, a kitchen, and restrooms. 

The Rev. Robert Whited, has been 
pastor of the church since August 
1961. Mr. and Mrs. Whited have 
five daughters, the three oldest in 
school. 

Mrs. Everett Lortz was the "super- 
visor" on the construction project. 
She says the work started with a do- 
nation of $1,000 by Ernest Myers, 
Williamsburg, son of the founder of 
the church. Other donations were re- 
ceived from church members and 
others to help the project. 

Allen White, superintendent of 
the Sunday school (enrollment about 
85), and Earl Davis, did most of the 
work on the partitions and kitchen 
cupboards. 

The Pleasant Grove Church, built 
on a hill in the rolling farm land two 
miles east of Millersburg, was found- 
ed by Elder John A. Myers on Nov. 
8, 1880 with 16 charter members. 
Elder Myers was pastor of the church 
about 37 years, until June 10, 1918 



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tiiose whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 



Ann Louise Cooper and Clark 
Uhl, No^'. 25, at die Carlton Breth- 
ren Church, Garwin, Iowa. 

Susan Ewancik and Dennis Allen 
Jackson, Nov. 16, at the First Breth- 
ren Church, Long Beach, Cahf. 

Beverly Joan Myers and James 
Roger Gaunt, Nov. 24, at the Bethel 
Brethren Church, Berne, Ind. 

Lucy Burton and Ron Weir, Dec. 
22, at the First Brethren Church, 
Wooster, Ohio. 

Orpha Mowen and Art Kline, 
Nov. 23, at the Grace Brethren 
Church, Hagerstown, Md. 

ENDS 
EARTHLY 
PILGRIMAGE 

Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be sumbitted in writins by a pastor. 

ULRICH, Loyd, was called home 
to Jesus on Dec. 13. He was a mem- 
ber of the First Brethren Church of 
Wooster, Ohio. 

Kenneth Ashman, pastor. 

BOWERS, Mrs. Mary Alice, 
passed away on Oct. 2 after a pro- 
longed illness. Mrs. Bowers was a 
faithful member of longstanding in 
the Grace Brethren Church, Dayton, 
Ohio. 

Everett Caes, pastor. 



when he died. The church now has 
about 20 families attending. 

TORONTO, ONT. (CNS)-The 
famed People's Church of Toronto 
has become the victim of its own 
growth and an expanding subway 
system. A downtown landmark for 
evangelicals for 34 years, the famous 
missionary church has moved to sub- 
urbia, and dedication services were 
held Oct. 28. 

The new sanctuary, which accom- 
modates 2,500, was packed to capacity 
for the dedication. Closed circuit 
television carried the service to peo- 
ple in other parts of the building. 



January 5, 7963 



11 



The 

Stomach-Turning 

Point 



By 

Jenkin 

Lloyd 

Jones 

Editor of The Tulsa Tribune 



EXCERPTS FROM A SPEECH TO THE 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER 

EDITORS. APRIL 18. 1932 



article contains the 
a newspaper editor 



(Editor's note: This 
disturbing speech oj 
who declares that the decline in moral life 
in America has reached the stomach-turn- 
ing point. We agree with this diagTwsis. 
B!i: we regret that the newsman failed to 
pres?nt Christ and the Word of Cod as the 
divine antidote. Rsad this article! Be chal- 
lenged to take the Gospel to a decaying 
A'merica. I 



THIS, ladies and gendemen, is 
to be a jeremiad. 

I am about to inflict upon you an 
unrelieved, copper-bottomed, six-ply, 
all-wood, twent)'-five-minute howl of 
calamity about the present moral cli- 
mate of America. And I am going 
to talk about our responsibilities, 
therefore, as the temporan' custodians 
of America's press. 

You may dismiss such fogeyism 
wdth a tolerant laugh. But the path- 
way of history is littered v\ath the 
bones of dead states and fallen em- 
pires. Most of them rotted out be- 
fore they were overwhelmed. 

One thing is certain. We shall be 
given no centuries for a leisurely 
and comfortable decay. We have an 
enemy now— remorseless, crude, 
brutal, and cocky. However much 
the leaders of the communist con- 
spiracy may lie to their subjects about 
our motives, about our conditions of 
prosperity, our policies and aims, 
one thing thev believe implicitly, and 
that is, we are in an advanced state 
of moral decline. 

It is a dogma of current commun- 
ist faith that America is Sodom and 
Gomorrah, ready for the kill. 

Do you knov^' what scares me about 



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the Communists? It is their puritan- 
ism. 

The Russian stage is as austere as 
the Victorian stage. Russian literature 
may be corny, but it's clean, and it 
glorifies the Russian people, exudes 
optimism, and promise. Russian art is 
stiffly representational, but the paint- 
ings and the sculpture strive to depict 
beauty and heroism— Russian beauty, 
of course, and Russian heroism. 

And what of us? 

We are now at the end of the third 
decade of the national insanity 
known as "progressive education." 
This is the education where every- 
body passes, where the report cards 
are non-committal lest the failure be 
faced uith the fact of his failure, 
\^'here all move at a snail pace like a 
transatlantic convoy so that the slow- 
est need not be left behind, and all 
proceed toward adulthood in the lock- 
step of "togetherness." 

With what results? We have pro- 
duced tens of thousands of high 
school graduates \\'ho mo\'e their lips 
as the)' read and cannot v\Tite a 
coherent paragraph. 

When uas the last time you, as 
editors, examined the curricula of 
your local schools? Are your students 

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given the standardized Iowa and 
Stanford tests and, if so, how did 
your schools rank compared to the na- 
tional average? Do your kids bring 
home meaningful report cards, or are 
parents just getting a lot of gobblede- 
gook about adjustments and attitudes? 
When was the last time you asked to 
look at any senior English themes? 
When have vou given a fine picture 
spread to your town's best scholars? 

Because we have generally neglect- 
ed disciplines in education, it was 
quite logical that we Americans 
should neglect disciplines in art. 

Our museums are filled v^dth 
splashes, cubes, and blots being stared 
at by confused citizens who haven't 
the courage to admit they are con- 
fused. 

But fakery in art is a light cross 
we bear. Much more serious is our 
collapse of moral standards and the 
blunting of our capacity for right- 
eous indignation. 

Our Puritan ancestors were pre- 
occupied with sin. They were too 
preoccupied with it. They were hag- 
ridden and guilt-ridden and theirs 
was a repressed and neurotic so- 
ciety. But they had horsepower. 

And for all their exaggerated at- 
tention to sin, their philosophy rested 
on a great granite rock. Man was 
the master of his soul. You didn't 
have to be bad. You could and should 
be better. And if you wanted to 
escape the eternal fires, you'd better 
be. 

In recent years all this has changed 
in America. We have decided that sin 
is largely imaginary. We are bemused 
with behaviorist psychology, which 
holds that abstract things like insight, 
will, and spirit are figments of the 
imagination. 

We are far gone in fancy euphemy. 
There are no lazy bums anv more- 
only "deprived persons." It is impolite 
to speak of thugs. They are "under- 
privileged." We have so^\ti the 
dragon's teeth of pseudo-scientific 
sentimentality, and out of the ground 
has sprung the legion bearing switch- 
blade knives and bicycle chains. 

Clearly something is missing. 
Could it be what the rest of the 
world's children have been given— 
the doctrine of indi\'idual responsi- 
bility'? 

Finally, there is the status of our 



entertainment and of our literature. 

Can anyone deny that movies are 
dirtier than ever? But they don't 
call it dirt. They call it "realism." 
Why do we let them fool us? Why 
do we nod owlishly when they tell 
us that filth is merely a daring art 
form, that licentiousness is really so- 
cial comment? Isn't it plain that the 
financially-harrassed movie industry 
is putting gobs of sex in the darkened 
drive-ins in an effort to lure curious 
teen-agers away from their TV sets? 

Three weeks ago Bill Diehl, the 
righteously-angry entertainment edi- 
tor of the St. Paul Dispatch, ran 
down the list of present and coming 
attractions, as follows: 

Walk on the Wild Side. Set in a 
brothel. 

A View From the Bridge. Incest. 

The Mark. A strange young man 
trifles \\n.tb little girls. 

The Children's Hour. Two school- 
teachers suspected of being Lesbians. 

All Fall Down. A psychopathic at- 
tacker of females. 

Cape Fear. A crazy rapist. 

Lolita. A middle-aged man's affair 
with a twelve-year-old. 

The Chapman Report. The ad- 
ventures of a nymphomaniac. 

Just think! All this and popcorn, 
too! 

Last year our advertising manager 
and I got so tired of Hollywood's hori- 
zontal art that we decided to throw 
out the worst and set up some stand- 
ards. We thought that this belated 
ukase of ours might cause some in- 
terruption in advertising some shows. 
But no. Within a couple of hours 
the exhibitors were down with much 
milder ads. How was this miracle 
accomplished? 

It seems that exhibitors are sup- 
plied with several different ads for 
each movie. If the pubUshers are 
dumb enough to accept the most 
suggestive ones, those are what they 
get. But, if publishers squawk, the 
cleaner ads are sent down. Isn't it 
time we all squawked? 

I think it's time we gentlemen of 
the press quit giving Page 1 play to 
Liz and Eddie. I think it's time we 
asked our Broadway and Hollywood 
columnists if they can't find some- 
thing decent and inspiring going on 
along their beats. 

And the stage: 



Last summer an American touring 
company presented one of Tennessee 
Williams' riper offerings to an au- 
dience in Rio de Janeiro. The audi- 
ence hooted and walked out. And 
where did it walk to? Right across the 
street where a Russian ballet com- 
pany was putting on a beautiful per- 
formance for the glory of Russia! 
How stupid can we get? 

We are drowning our youngsters 
in \aolence, cynicism, and sadism 
piped into the living room and even 
the nursery. Every Saturday evening 
in the Gunsmoke program Miss Kitty 
presides over her combination saloon 
and dance hall. Even the five-year- 
olds are beginning to wonder what's 
going on upstairs. The grandchildren 
of the kids who used to weep be- 
cause The Little Match Girl froze 
to death now feel cheated if she isn't 
slugged, raped, and thrown into a 
Bessemer converter. 

And there's our literature. A Chi- 
cago judge recently issued a blanket 
injunction against any one who might 
try to prevent the sale of Tropic of 
Cancer to children. Lady Chatter- 
ley's lover and Ulysses are on the 
paperback shelves right next to the 
comic books. They can close the 
bookstalls on the Seine. It's all over 
at your comer drugstore where the 
kids hano out. 

o 

Who is tampering with the soul of 
America? 

Dr. Celia Deschin, specialist in 
medical sociology at Adelphi college 
in a recent article in This Week 
magazine, says it's time for a new 
kind of Kinsey Report. She asserts 
that the late Doctor Kinsey produced 
a report that was heavily loaded by 
exhibitionists, and that did immense 
damage to America by peddling the 
impression that sexual self-discipline 
neither exists in this country nor is 
it desirable. 

Ladies and gentlemen, do not let 
me overdraw the picture. This is 
still a great, powerful, vibrant, able, 
optimistic nation. Americans— our 
readers— do believe in themselves and 
in their country. 

But there is rot, and there is blight, 
and there is cutting out and filling 
to be done if we as the leaders of 
free men are to survive the hammer 
blo\vs, which quite plainly are in 
store for us all. 



January 5, 1963 



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OH GUIDING LIGHT 



Oh guiding Light, 

How wonderful, how bright. 

How pure and true Thy Word, 

Reverent is my prayer. 

Your love sets my heart aflame, 

Oh guiding Light, lead my way 

Onward upward, til I reach 

Heaven some day. 



Oh Saviour mine, 

I live to hear Thy name, 

I am Thy servant, make me 

Faithful and true, 

Give me wisdom, and 

Give me strength. 

Please bless and be with me, 

In all I may do. 



Oh guiding Light, 

Brighter than a iiery sunset. 

In the evening sky, a rainbow. 

Irradiating the day, mountains, 

Towering in a distance, or 

A roaring sea. Thy love far more, 

Beautiful to me. 



Oh oTjiding Light, 

My dream, my help, my hope, 

Lead me home, for I am 

Heaven bound. 

I long to see Thy face. 

Which has become lovelier, 

Than the birds, the trees, 

The flowers the seas, and 

Ever)' earthly thing. 

Tonka Mac donald 

of Grace Brethren Chrirch 
Portland, Oregon 



We have reached the stomach- 
turning point. We have reached the 
point where we should re-examine 
the debilitating philosophy of per- 
missiveness. Let this not be confused 
with the philosophy of liberty. The 
school system that permits our chil- 
dren to develop a quarter of their 
natural talents is not a champion of 
our liberties. The healthy man who 
chooses to loaf on unemployment 
compensation is not a defender of 
human freedom. The pla\'^\Tight who 



\A'ould degrade us, the author who 
nould profit from pandering to the 
worst that's in us, are no friends of 
ours. 

It's time we hit the sawdust trail. 
It's time we revived the idea that 
there is such a thing as sin— just 
plain old willful sin. It is time we 
brought self-discipline back into st^de. 
And who has a greater responsibility 
at this hour than we— the gentlemen 
of the press. 

So I suggest: 



Let's look at our educational insti- 
tutions at the local level, and if 
Johnny can't read by the time he's 
ready to get married, let's find out 
why. 

Let's quit being bulldozed and 
bedazzled by self-appointed longhairs. 
Let's have the courage to sav that a 
book is dirt if that's what we think 
of it, or that a painting may be a 
daub if the judges unwittingly hang 
it upside down. And if some beatnik 
v\'elds together a collection of rusty 
cog-wheels and old corset stays and 
claims it's a greater sculpture than 
Michelangelo's "Da\ad" let's have the 
courage to say that it looks like junk 
and may well be. 

Let's blow the whistle on plays 
that would bring blushes to an Ameri- 
can Legion stag party. Let's not be 
awed by mo\'ie characters \%T[th barn- 
yard morals e\'en if some of them 
have been photographed climbing 
aboard the Presidential yacht. Let us 
pay more attention in our nevi's 
columns to the decent people every- 
where who are tri,ang to do some- 
thing for the good of others. 

In short, let's cover up the cesspool 
and start planting some flowers. 

Well, that's the jeremiad. I never 
dreamed I'd go around sounding like 
an advance man for Carry Nation. 

But I am fed up to here with the 
educationists and pseudo-social scien- 
tists who have underrated our po- 
tential as a people. 

I am fed up to here with the medi- 
cine men who try to pass off pretense 
for art, and prurience for literature. 

I am tired of seeing America de- 
based in the eves of foreigners. 

And I am genuinely disturbed that 
to idealistic youth in many countries 
the fraud of communism appears 
synonymous with morality, while v\'e, 
the chief repository of real freedom, 
are regarded as being in the last 
stages of decay. 

Unless I misread the signs a great 
number of our people are ready. Let 
there be a fresh breeze, a breeze of 
new pride, new idealism, new in- 
tegrits'. 

And here, gentlemen, is where we 
come in. 

We have t\'pewriters. 

We have presses. 

We have a huge audience. 

How about cleaning up this mess. 



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Brethren Missionary Herald 



THE 

GREAT 

AHRACTION 




By Rev. Robert D. Kern 

Pastor, Third Brethren Church 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



As Christians we often wonder, 
"Are people concerned about the 
things of the Lord today?" "If I wit- 
ness to them, will they listen?" "Can 
people today be reached?" 

Before we hesitate and hedge in 
answering this, listen to the words of 
Jesus in John 12:32: "And I, if I be 
lifted up from the earth, will draw 
all men unto me." 

These words are true. Christ has 
dra\\'n men from every tribe and na- 
tion and tongue on earth. Christianity 
has touched more people through the 
centuries than has any other philo- 
sophy or way of life. Why is this? 

Christianity Is Supernatural 

"And I, if 1 he lifted tip from the 
earth." People have discovered in 
Christianity that it has power to lift 
them to a new plain of li\'ing. This 
is possible because of the resurrection 
of our Lord. The other religions of 
the world may edify and teach, but 
they have no power to change man's 
ways of living. 

In John 1:12 Jesus said: "As many 
as received him, to them gave he 
power to become the sons of God." 
II Corinthians 5:17 states: "There- 
fore if any man be in Christ, he is 
a new creature: old things are passed 
away; behold, all things are become 
new." Paul's prayer for the Ephesians 
was that they might know "What is 
the exceeding greatness of his power 
to US-ward who believe, according to 
the working of his mighty power, 
which he wrought in Christ when he 
raised him from the dead." 

Yes; many have been drawn to 
Christianity because of its life-giving 
power. 

Christianity Is Universal 

"I . . . will draw all men unto me." 
Not only has Christ drawn people 
from every tribe and nation unto 
Him, but also He ultimately draws 
every man to Him. No one goes 
through life without having been en- 
countered and spoken to at some time 
by the li\'ing Christ. 

Sometimes the occasion comes 
when there is a death in the family 
as it did in the case of Mary and 
Martha. At other times He speaks 
to us when in the crowds as on the 



day of the triumphal entry. At other 
times He speaks to us quite unex- 
pectedly as He must have done to 
the Greeks who came to see Him. But 
in every case sooner or later man is 
brought face to face with His claims. 
No matter what our situation or 
circumstance in life the Gospel has 
an answer. Christianit\' has drawn 
many because they have discovered 
that the answer to every problem in 
life is Christ. 

Christianity Is Personal 

"And I, if I be lifted up from 
the earth, will draw all men unto 
me." The great attraction in Chris- 
tianity is not only its power and its 
universal appeal, but its greatest at- 
traction is Jesus himself. I will draw 
all men unto me. 

On the road to Damascus Paul 
said: 'Who art thou, Lord?" The 
answer which came back was "I am 
Jesus." This has always been the 
cry of men who have been encoun- 
tered by Christ. Who art thou, Lord? 

When Jesus was on the earth this 
was the question which He put to 
the disciples. "Whom do men say 
that I am?" This is ever the ques- 
tion. Who is Jesus? What do you 
think of Christ? Whose son is He? 

This is the question which many 
today have never squarely faced. 
Never man spoke, lived, taught, or 
died as Jesus did. To honestly face 
Him as revealed in the Scriptures 
is to be drawn to Him as Lord and 
Saviour. 

"And I, if I be lifted up from the 
earth, will draw all men unto me." 
Christ was lifted up by the resurrec- 
tion. Because He was lifted up we 
read in the New Testament that He 
is coming again. On that day Paul 
says: "Ever\' knee should bow . . . 
and that every tongue should con- 
fess." 

Until that day when Christ returns 
personally and draws all men to Him, 
let us constantly lift Him up before 
the world. Let us demonstrate His 
supernatural power first in our own 
lives. Let us present His claims uni- 
versally to all men. Let us hold Him 
up before all men in our preaching, 
teaching, and witnessing so that all 
might see and believe in Him. 



January 5, 1963 



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BRETHREN DAY OF PRAYER— TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 



GRACE SEMINARY, COLLEGE 

Praise God for the open weather 
and resulting progress on the building 
of the Women's Dormitory during, 
October, November, and much of 
December. Pray for continued prog- 
ress on this project. 

Pray for the opening of the second 
semester, beginning January 28, that 
the student bodies may be after God's 
own choosing. 

Pray for the closing weeks of the 
Seminary and College emphasis pe- 
riod (December and January). 

Pray for the Grace Bible Confer- 
ence, February 4-8, including the 
Louis S. Bauman Memorial lectures. 

EVANGELISM 

Pray for a full schedule for the 
Schlatter-Tanner team of evangelists 
for next summer. 

Pray for leading in arranging a 
new permanent evangelist to start 
the fall of 1963. 

Pray for an awakening of our de- 
nomination to the tremendous need 
for a denomination-wide evangelistic 
program. 

Pray for a greatly increased offer- 
ing for Evangelism the last Sunday in 
February. 

Pray for the success of laymen to 
have a program of their own on 
Evangelism Sunday. 

HOME MISSIONS 

Praise God for a good response 
to the A4inute Man letter for West- 
minster, California, and pray for the 
same response to the Vandalia (Ohio) 
letter. 

Pray for Denver, Colorado; Chey- 
enne, Wvoming; San Diego, Califor- 
nia and Leon, Iowa as they go self- 
supporting in 1963. 



Pray for the spring board meeting 
of the Brethren Home Missions 
Council directors meeting in Feb- 
ruary. 

Pray for the health of our two 
Taos missionaries, Sam L Homey, 
and Celina Mares. 

LAYMEN 

Pray for the men in Boy's Brigade 
work. 

Pray for the recipients of the Lay- 
men scholarships. 

Prav that the Laymen of the 
brotherhood will get behind the na- 
tional projects. 

Pray for the national officers. 

Pray for the formation of laymen's 
groups in many more of our 
churches. 

SMM 

Pray for all the college SMM 
groups, especially during exam time. 

Pray that each girl will receive 
a real challenge from the Bible stud- 
ies. 

Pray that the girls udll feel the 
responsibility of inviting other girls 
to their meetings. 

WMC 

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give 
to each member of the WMC a deep 
responsibility to pray for those who 
are in WMC, both at home and in 
foreign lands. 

Pray that each WMC lady will be 
challenged to tithe the hours on 
Prayer Day, spending at least two 
hours and thirty minutes in fervent 
prayer for our mission fields, and 
Brethren interests, and for the un- 
saved of our acquaintance. 

Pray that the need for consecrated 
family worship be laid more defi- 



nitely upon the hearts of our mothers 
in WMC in these days of tremendous 
temptations for our young people. 

YOUTH 

Pray for se^^eral decisions that 
have been made recently by young 
people to give their lives to the Lord 
for full-time service. 

Praise the Lord for two college 
students who are interested in sum- 
mer missionary work. Pray that more 
may respond for summer work. 

Pray for the coming National 
Youth Week, January 27 through 
February 3 that this youth emphasis 
may be instrumental in the lives of 
many young people in reaching them 
for Christ. 

MISSIONARY HERALD 

Praise the Lord for a very success- 
ful past year in all the operations of 
the Brethren Missionary Herald 
Company. 

Pray that God's blessing and favor 
will be manifest upon the printed 
ministry of The Brethren Church 
during this new year. 

Pray that God's will shall be re- 
vealed regarding the color bi-weekly 
issue for our Brethren Fellowship. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Pray for the Housewives' Momino 
Bible Study Class held in Waimalu, 
Hawaii, and for the salvation of these 
ladies. 

Praise the Lord for the opportunit)' 
of having a 5-minute broadcast three 
times a week on one of the largest, 
most powerful radio stations in Argen- 
tina. 

Pray for the salvation of the family 
in whose home the Wednesday 
Night Bible Class is held in Puerto 
Rico. 

Praise God for the island ministry 
in Brazil and for the three pastors 
of this work. Pray for them. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Pray that new superintendents and 
teachers may be effective in their 
work. 

Pray that the increased attendances 
ov'er the Christmas season may result 
in the salvation of many. 

Pray for the mid-winter NSSA 
con\'ention in Miami, Florida. 



BRETHREN MISSIONARY 

HERALD 



JANUARY 12, 1963 










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BY THE POWER OF GOD 

THROUGH FRUSTRATION, BOREDOM 
AND FUTILITY 

BY MRS. ARTHUR CAREY 
Rialto, California 



All through our Christian lives we 
are constantly reminded that the 
Christian life is a happy life. We 
should "Rejoice evermore," and we 
are admonished to be joyful, singing, 
and happy in our salvation and the 
blessed hope. We sing, "I'm so 
Happy," and "Joy, Joy," and we 
really mean it. 

Whv, then, do we find ourselves, 
at times, pressed down with feelings 
of utter futility, extreme frustration, 
or deadening boredom? We may even 
20 so far as to groan with Jonah who 
said: "Therefore now, O Lord, take, 
I beseech thee, my life from me; for 
it is better for me to die than to live." 
Or Job who complained: "Wherefore 
is light given to him that is in misery, 
and life unto the bitter in soul; which 
long for death, but it cometh not." 

Many Christian wives and mothers 
have had relatively trouble free lives. 
Some have not known extreme pov- 
erty, unfaithful husbands, loss of a 
child, or an unsaved child, or other 
calamaties. If one or more such con- 
ditions do exist, we often, by God's 
grace, become a tower of strength 
to the family or others affected by 
the problem. WTiy then, from time 
to time in our Christian experience do 
we know these times of despera- 
tion? Is God concerned vidth this 
seemingly foolish problem? How can 
we get victory? 

After reading on the subject, dis- 
cussing it with other women, and 



praying over it, we may be able to 
receive some shafts of light that can 
help. 

First of all, if we find it next to 
impossible to maintain a time to be 
quiet and alone with God, unhurried 
and uninterrupted, our day seems 
pointless and incomplete. During the 
time our children are pre-schoolers, 
manv days find us without one quiet 
period when we may refresh our 
strength and courage. Sometimes 
wakeful hours in the night become a 
real blessing so that one can pray and 
meditate and repeat Scripture verses 
in the darkness. If the wakefulness 
is persistent, it is even possible to get 
up and look into His Word for a 
precious, undisturbed half hour. Our 
souls grow hungry and droop with 
futility when we have had no com- 
munion with Him. 

Some times when duties become 
less pressing we have formed the 
habit of neglect of His Word, and it 
requires a measure of will power to 
recapture the joy of time with Him. 
Let us not allow Satan to defeat us 
in this. 

Then we need to consider that our 
physical state can bring on these un- 
happy attitudes. One physician has 
gone so far as to state that during our 
childbearing years there is actually 
only one week in a month when We 
are not affected. Even though she 
may feel reasonably well, a woman is 
prone to experience high and low 



extremes for which she has no ex- * 
planation, which, of course, result in 
despondency or frustration. i 

Extreme fatigue which accompan- ' 
ies night vigils or unrelenting day- 
time schedules are almost certain to 
bring on that feeling of hopelessness. 
What is the answer to this problem? 
Certainly it is difficult to answer. 
But first we owe it to ourselves, hus- 
bands, and children to make sure we 
are using every physical aid known 
to assure ourselves of the maximum of 
stamina and vitality. Physical check- 
ups, eye and tooth care, vitamins or 
recommended medication cannot be 
money wasted when our status as 
wife, mother, or more important, our 
Christian testimony is at stake. | 

Mothers of young children often ■ 
experience the feeling of being 
trapped or caged. Their time is 
packed solid with small necessities, 
and frequently there is no release 
week after week from the twenty- 
four hour vigil. If there are no won- 
derful people whom we call grand- 
parents or aunts, it can become a real 
problem. Most mothers have no de- 
sire to shift this responsibility, but 
all they need is a break once or twice 
a week. If we can keep reminding 
ourselves that infancy is at best brief 
and precious, along with convincing 
Daddv of this, and that he should 
share it, too, we can lessen the bore- 
dom that comes with monotony. 

Being taken for granted and hav- 
ing our best efforts at grooming, 
housekeeping, meal preparation, go 
unnoticed and unappreciated can be 
very disheartening. Jesus was and is 
not appreciated. He "made himself 
of no reputation, and took up>on him 
the form of a servant . . . and hum- 
bled himself, and became obedient 
unto death" (Phil. 2:7-8). 

To have an aged relative in the 
home over an extended period of time 
can be very depressing. One can re- 
pro\'e and regulate the behavior of a 
child, but what about an aged and 
childish relative who has done us 
nothing but good in his younger 
years? To fit such a one into the 
home schedule and discipline, too 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD VOLUME 25 NUMBER 2 

RICHARD E. GRANT. Executive Editor 
Entered as second-class matter April 16. 1943. at the post office at Winona Lake, Ind.. under the act of March 3, 1879. Issued weekly 
by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co.. Inc.. Winona Lake, Ind. Subscription price: $3.50 a year, foreign $4.50. Special rates to churches. 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Robert D. Crees. president; Thomas Hammers, vice president: 'Mark Malles, secretary: Ralph Colbum. as- 
sistant secretary: *William Male, treasurer: William Schaffer, member .-it large to executive committee: Bryson Fetters, Robert E. A. 
Miller, *Herman A. Hoyt, Robert Sackett. Charles Turner and Richard E. Grant. — •Editorial Committee. 



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PEN POINTERS ...Use Them Freely! 

Ever>^ WMC woman should read all the PEN POINTERS and be 
able to tell what part WMC plays in the work of her church. She 
should read them in order to be familiar with the Vrograms, Plans, 
Policies and Projects of WMC. Have Pen Pointers available always for 
WMC information and use them widely. 




The eight Pen Pointers are: 

What Is WMC? 

Women Manifesting Christ 

Home Frontiers 

Working in My Church 

Beyond Our Borders 

Wavs and Means 

How To in WMC 

Patterns 



often leaves a sense of guilt and in- 
gratitude. Only God can give grace 
in such a situation, and again, a 
quiet time with Him will renew our 
strength and bear us up as on eagle's 
wings. 

When one hopes and plans for a 
circumstance or condition, whether it 
be financial, geographical, material, 
or spiritual, which one cannot seem 
to attain, can wear one threadbare. 
"Hope deferred maketh the heart 
sick: but when the desire cometh, it 
is a tree of life" (Prov. 13:12). Some- 
times we have to hold ourselves at 
arm's length and evaluate what is 
really important. Some dreams we 
can toss aside with an indulgent smile 
for our past foolish yearnings, and 



others we must fold up and gently 
place them in memorv perhaps with 
breaking hearts. Unfulfilled desires 
here can help us to long for heaven 
and our Saviour. We can trust Him 
who assures us that "all things work 
together for good to them that love 
God." 

Some have the problem of a weak 
or inadequate program in the church 
(ves; Brethren churches, too). The 
hard to get Sunday-school scholar 
comes into a class with a weak or 
unprepared teacher. Our neighbor 
finally responds to our invitation to 
church and the sermon seems pwor 
that day. Our soul longs for swelling 
anthems and organ preludes, but our 
choir is woefully incomplete and off 



kev. We sp)end hours on a program 
and scarcely any one attends. Thus 
we find ourselves desiring to be 
"carried to the skies on flowery beds 
of ease." But it is heartening to re- 
member that the battle is the Lord's, 
and He cares more than we do and 
will somehow get glorj' to His name. 
He has not required us to be suc- 
cessful but faithftd. Let us ever keep 
that before us (II Cor. 4:16-18). 

Every time we really get busy and 
dig and study a passage of Scripture, 
we are amazed at its practical appli- 
cation to the problem at hand. Let 
us look just now into His Word in 
I Peter 1:3-7 and claim the promises 
there that assure us we are "Kept by 
the Power of God" in all these things. 



January 12, 1963 



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Experiences 
of Mine 



BY MRS. MABEL PEEK 

Long Bsach, California 



When I give my personal testi- 
mony, I refer to myself as a typical 
American pagan. I do not remember 
hearing the clear gospel message of 
salvation by grace through faith in 
Christ alone until I was about six- 
teen. I speak this to the shame of 
Christians. My brother, four years 
younger than I, began attending a 
Plymouth Brethren Sunday school. 
Here he learned the gospel story and 
soon put his faith in Christ. He then 
began to pray for his mother and 
dad and his bis sister. As mothers 
do, bless their hearts, my mother at- 
tended services with her son. One 
day she too saw herself as a needy 
soul before the Lord and trusted Him 
personally. Immediately they both 
began to pray for us. My dad and 
I would go occasionally to special 
meetings and finally one night we 
both were bom again! God truly 
changed our lives, and we knew the 
reality of being "new creatures in 
Christ." The things of God we once 
backed away from became very im- 
portant, and we had a whole new 
outlook. From that day, August 24, 
1933, to this I have never doubted 
the nearness of God. I received excel- 
lent Christian training throush a 
faithful Bible teacher. Miss Anna 
Gleason. I learned to know the Lord 
as ever-present in my life. There have 
been times I have failed Him, but 
never once have I doubted His love 
and nearness, for He indwells me, 
and it is in His righteousness that I 



stand completely acceptable before 
the Father in heaven. Praise His 
name! 

So far as sharing with you an 
experience which brought me near- 
er to the Lord, I can't because as I 
said before. He is always near. But 
I will tell you two things that have 
thrilled my heart anew as I seek to 
serve the Lord daily with joy. Re- 
member, it is the "joy of the Lord 
that is our strength." And there is 
no greater joy than telling the gospel 
story. Just this past year I asked the 
Lord for a "special" something to do 
for Him. I started going door-to-door 
giving a clear presentation of God's 
plan of salvation to those at home 



or leaving a tract if they weren't 
there. This is not just an invitation 
to "come to church." I thought if 
the Jehovah's Witnesses can do it 
so can L and you can too! The key 
to the whole thing is to know that 
you yourself are saved and to be 
convinced that only through faith in 
Christ alone can people know the 
forgiveness of sins and have peace of 
heart and mind. Men and women 
are lost, whether they believe it or 
not. Let us seek them out for the 
Good Shepherd who "came to seek 
and to save the lost." 

The other thing we've been doing 

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MISSIONARY BIRTHDAYS FOR MARCH 

AFRICA- 
Mr. Albert W. Balzer March 1 

Mission Evangelique. Yaloke via Bangui. Central African Republic 

Mrs. S. Wayne Beaver March 2 

B.P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui. Central African Republic 

Barbara Jean Miller March 18, 1951 

Bozoum via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Mrs. C. B. Sheldon March 21 

Mission a N'Zoro, Bocaranga via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Paul Marvin Goodman March 25, 1951 

B.F. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Miss Evel)^ Schumacher March 27 

Mission Evangelique, Yaloke via Bangui. Central African Republic 

ARGENTINA- 
Kenneth Paul Churchill March 5, 1947 

Remedios de Escalada 74, Rio Tercero, F.C.B.M.. Prov. Cordoba, Argentina, S. A. 

Mrs. Hill Maconaghy March 21 

Quintana 353, Adrogue,' F.C.G.R.. Argentina, S. A. 

BRAZIL- 
Janet Sue Zielasko March 8, 1961 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem, Para. Brazil 

James Mehan Zielasko March 17, 1955 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem. Para. Brazil 

FRANCE- 
Beckie Maurita Fogle March 17, 1948 

5, square de la Source. Franconville (S. et O), France 

HAWAII- 
Rev. Edmund M. Leech March 12 

98-404 Ponohale Street, VV^aimalu, Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii 

Rev. Foster R. Tresise March 20 

95-303 Waioni Street, Wahiawa. Oahu, Hawaii 

MEXICO- 
Lorraine Marcella Edmiston March 4, 1957 

.■^19 Sunset Lane. San Ysidro. California. U.S.A. 

Thomas Alden Howard March 17, 1953 

406 Mary Avenue, Calexico, California, U.S.A. 

John Leroy Howard March 20, 1946 

406 Mary Avenue. Calexico. California, U.S.A. 

PUERTO RICO- 
Joel Eric Dickson March 14, 1961 

Erhet Inc. Parqd^ 30, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 

Mrs. Max\vell H. Brenneman March 28 

P.O. Box 10144, Caparra Heights. Puerto Rico 

IN THE UNITED STATES- 
Mrs. Thomas T. Julien March 27 

403 West North Street, Arcanum, Ohio 



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"TRUST IN THE LORD" 



By Mrs. Marvin Goodman, Jr. 



1962-1963 WMC BIRTHDAY MISSIONARY 



"Trust in the Lord with all thine 
heart; and lean not unto thine own 
understanding. In all thy ways ac- 
knowledge him, and he shall direct 
thy paths." These are two of my fav- 
orite verses and they have meant 
much to me through my life. How 
blessed it is to trust in Him. It has 
not always been easy to trust and say 
"Thy will be done," but He knows 
what is best for us. 

The Lord blessed me with won- 
derful Christian parents who gave 
me to the Lord while I was a baby 
and taught me reverence and love 
for Him. They would gladly have 
given each of their three children to 
the Lord for His service. 'Train up 
a child in the way he should go: and 
when he is old, he will not depart 
from it." 

There are many faithful Chris- 
tians who have been a real inspira- 
tion and help in my life, especially 
faithful teachers and preachers in our 
church at La Verne, California. At 
the age of six, during one of our 
Junior Christian Endeavor meetings, 
I accepted the Lord, and made a pub- 
lic decision in the church that eve- 
ning. One Sunday morning while 
Rev. Archie Lvnn was giving the mes- 
sage, the Lord spoke to me about 
dedicating my life to Him. It was 
some time later, after hearing dif- 
ferent missionaries speak and having 
the privilege of coming in close con- 
tact with many of them as my folks 
entertained them in our home, that 
I felt the Lord calling me to mission- 
ary service in Africa. There were still 
many years ahead of me, since I was 
just beginning high school. The Lord 
was always there to lead the way. 

I have much appreciation of 
young people's camps because of 
what they meant to me. At these 



camps I was brought closer to the 
Lord, and I made many lasting friend- 
ships. Among these friends was 
Dorothy Wolf; she too was a recruit 
for Africa. The Lord led us to the 
same hospital for nurse's training, 
and together to Grace Seminary. We 
thought that He was leading us to 
go to Africa together, too. After going 
to Grace a year, Dorothy became Mrs. 
Wayne Beaver. The following year 
the Beavers left for Africa. At this 
time the Lord brought a young man 
into my life. How wonderful to trust 
Him! We were married the summmer 
before Marvin's last year in Grace, 
and we made plans for our service in 
Africa. 

The Lord has blessed us with four 
children— David, Anne, Paul, and 
Suzan— who have given us much joy. 
They have loved the Africans, and 
in turn have been loved by these 
people. We are praying that each of 
our children will be a joy to the Lord 
throughout life. 

Twice the Lord has brought Anne 
near death. The first time was when 
she contracted polio when she was 
three years old. We were at N'Zoro, 
150 miles from a doctor, but the 
Lord undertook and raised her up. 
It was necessary for us to return to 
the United States in order that she 
might have treatments and rehabili- 
tation for the paralysis that had set 
in. At that time we thought that 
the Lord had put an end to our mis- 
sionary service in Africa. But, after 
we had been in the U. S. for three 
years, the Lord removed the ob- 
stacles. Following a successful opera- 
tion for Anne, we were able to re- 
turn to our work at N'Zoro. 

After three terms on the field, we 
faced the difficult problem of leav- 
ing two of our children at home. We 



had been on furlough seven months 
and still had no idea where we would 
leave our two oldest children when 
we returned to our work. Time was 
passing fast. What would we do? 
How good it was to trust Him! He 
opened up a wonderful home for 
Dave and Anne with Keith and Lois 
McDaniels in Sunnyside, Washing- 
ton. This helped to ease the heart- 
ache of separation. 

Since that time Anne was brought 
near death for the second time. This 
was the hardest time of testing we 
have ever experienced— to be so far 
away and not be able to help. Oh, 
yes, we could help in the most ef- 
fectual way— by our prayers. But how 
we longed to help in other ways, too. 
We praise the Lord that once again 
through trial He received glory for 
himself. 

In the following year, as many of 
you know, the Lord called Keith 
McDaniels to himself. We pray that 
David and Anne will be a real bless- 
ing to Lois McDaniels as she is to 
them. This is not the way that we 
would have worked things out, but 
He is directing our path. We know 
that the Lord's grace is sufficient. 

We are enjoying Paul and Suzan 
four months of the year now. In 
two years we will face the problem 
of separation from them also. 

Our work is a real challenge and 
probably more so now than ever be- 
fore. We missionaries are so few in 
number, and this is such an important 
time when it is necessary to train 
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January 12, 1963 



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Pen Pointer 

Questions and Answers 



By Mrs. Leo Polman 

Q.-My Dear Mrs. Pen Pointer, I 
have a question I would like to 
ask. As chairman of the project 
committee in our council I need 
help in choosing projects. Can 
you suggest any for us? 

A.-I would just love to, Mrs. First 
Vice President. You know there 
are eight members in our Pen 
Pointer family. One is filled with 
suggestions for the local council. 
Her name is "Working in My 
Church." Do consult her and you 
will find many suggestions for your 
local council. It is not necessary 
to have money projects for the local 
councils. Much of your offerings 
should go to the four major na- 
tional projects in WMC. In reahty 
these are your local projects you 
know (along with your Birthday 
and Jewish offerings). Each coun- 
cil can find lots to do to keep them 
busy in their own local church. 
Also each can keep its mission- 
ary chest filled as a good way to 
help the missionaries. SMM needs 
your backing as patronesses besides 
the furnishing of awards and pen- 
nants. Did you know April of 1963 
is SMM's 50th anniversarj'? So 
plan something special in celebra- 
tion, t)dng SMM and WMC to- 
gether. 

Your church is your Jerusalem 
in missionary work. Two more Pen 
Pointers, "Home Frontiers" and 
"Beyond our Borders," also give 
missionary project suggestions. 



Q.—When we take our offerings, we 
never can decide how much to 
feeep for local expenses and how 
much to give to district and na- 
tional major offerings. Do any of 
your Pen Pointer helpers have 
anything to say about this prob- 
lem} 

A.— Yes indeed, you will need P.P. 

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"Wavs and Means." She suggests 
several ways to receive offerings. 
One especially good way is to di- 
\'ide each offering as follows: one- 
half to the national major offering, 
one-fourth to the district offering, 
and one-fourth for local expense. 
Also you will find many helps in 
"Ways and Means" to make offer- 
ing time an interesting and happy 
occasion. 



O.—We have discussed local councils 
xvorking in their church. What 
about district projects? 

A.— It has been suggested that each 
district have at least one project 
during the year within their own 
district. It is logical to look first 
within the district for a special 
need, such as a home-mission 
church to help, camp furnishings 
to be supplied, or the needs of 
missionaries from that district re- 
membered. You see vour district is 
your Samaria. 

Do not forget that the four na- 
tional project offerings besides 
Birthday and Jev^dsh are your own 
Missionary Outreach. The Home 



WMC OFFICIARY 

President — Mrs. Thomas Hammers, 1011 
Birdseye Blvd.. Fremont, Ohio. 

First Vice President (Project). Mrs. Leslie 
Moore, Box 87. Sunnyside. Wash. 

Second Vice President {Program) , Mtb. 
Robert Griffith. 822 Knorr St., Philadel- 
phia 11, Pa. 

Secretary. Mrs. Jack Peters. 241 Bryan PI., 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Assistant Secretary. Mrs. Williard Smith, 
400 Queen Street, Minerva, Ohio. 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Robert 
Ashman. 602 Chestnut Ave., Winona Lalte. 
Ind. 

Literature Secretary. Mrs. Benjamin Hamil- 
ton, Box 701. Winona Lake, Ind. 

Editor. Mrs. Norman H. Uphouse. R.R. 3. 
Warsaw, Ind. 

Prayer Chairman. Miss Elizabeth Tyson. 
105 Seminary Dr.. Winona Lake, Ind. 



Mission, Christian Education, 
Foreign Mission, and General and 
Publication Offerings for national 
projects are your "uttermost" part 
in WAIC. These should not be 
neglected bv all means. 



WMC NEWS 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA - The 
WMC of the Clearbrook Brethren 
Church has been awarded a plaque 
for having the greatest percentage of 
women attending three consecutive 
district rallies. The plaque will be 
retained bv the Clearbrook ladies and 
will be displayed in their church. 
Madeline Bradbur)', secretary 



Experiences . . . 

(Continued from page 20) 

at our house is to pray specifically 
for each one in our church. By using 
a page in the church directory each 
day and including our foreign and 
home missionaries, we find our hearts 
are drawn closer to those of like 
precious faith and the work God has 
given them to do. As we think of 
others in this way, we are fulfilling 
our Saviour's last command to "Go 
. . . and teach all [people]— I am with 
you alway"— and, if you like, we are 
drawn e\'en nearer to His great heart 
of love! 



"Trust in the Lord" 

(Continued from page 21) 

leaders and counsel these people 
who now have their independence 
but are still in need of spiritual help. 
The women's work has always been 
of interest to me. Through the years 
we have seen much progress, and 
they still need a great deal of teach- 
ing. But, it's a blessing to have some 
women leaders who have a desire to 
serve and are capable of doing so. 
My desire is to continue to teach the 
women that each of them in turn will 
be able to return to her village to 
teach. 

It's a joy to be in the Lord's serv- 
ice and to put one's trust in Him— 
and to let Him direct and supply 
every need! ii 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, 
O Lord; in the morning will I direct my 
prayer unto thee, and will look up. 

Psalm 5:3 



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LOOKING TO JESUS ... IN PUERTO RICO 



I want to be called Marie for that 
is a common name here in Puerto 
Rico. I have asked the Lord Jesus into 
mv heart, and I love him very much 
and want to ser\'e Him with all my 
heart. Philippians 1:9-10 says: "I 
pray, that your love may abound yet 
more and more in knowledge and in 
all discernment so that ve may ap- 
prove the things that are excellent; 
that ye may be sincere and void of 
offence unto the day of Christ" 
(ASV). 

With the Lord Jesus in our hearts 
in the form of the Holy Spirit, we 
have love overflowing. Then we de- 
sire this love to grow, so we must 
feed it with kno'.vledge. This can be 
done by reading the Bible, reading 
books, and going to school and 
church. We must jxray and ask 
the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom 
in using the knowledge we have 
gained. For one to have wisdom to be 
able to choose right from wrong is 
discernment. Because of this love, 
fed with knowledge, we will be able 
to choose right from wrong; we will 
be sincere in all things; and most im- 
portant we vidll not offend the Lord 
Jesus until He comes for us in the 
clouds. 

There are many sincere, but it is 
without loving Christ. Thus they 
make wTong decisions and offend the 
Lord Jesus. 

We have a high mountain here by 



the name of El Yunque. It is located 
in an area called "the Rain Forest." 
The U.S. forest conservation has 
made paths and roads in this moun- 
tain so you can see the beautiful 
flowers and foliage that are growing 
there. One spot has a tower where 
you can see the Atlantic Ocean on 
one side and the Caribbean Sea on 
the other. On dav a family of three 
parked their car and walked up one 




Mrs. Dickson 

of the paths to the tower. WTien they 
had seen the scenery and felt the 
moisture of the clouds flowing by, 
they started down. Their daughter 
of seven started running ahead be- 
cause she saw some young people she 
wanted to follow. Then she felt a 
stone in her shoe. She knelt down 
and removed it. When she stood up 
to again follow the young people, 
they were gone. She looked back and 
her mother and father weren't in 
sight either. She started on by herself 



BY MRS. JAMES DICKSON 

and was following the path easily 
until she came to a place where there 
were two paths. She chose one and 
walked and walked. The path be- 
came narrower with big stones in it. 
She got hungry and ate berries. All 
of a sudden she slipped and fell down 
a hill landing on a big ledge. She 
was so tired that she just laid still and 
fell asleep. Other people were not 
sleeping, for her parents, the police, 
and the army were looking for her. 
When the sun arose she awakened 
and heard them calling her name. 
She answered them and was rescued. 
She had taken her eyes off of her 
guide and was lost even though she 
sincerely thought she was right. She 
lacked knowledge of the way to go. 

There is another group of people 
here that lack knowledge. They are 
seeking God sincerely, but they fail 
to go to the Bible to learn of God. 
Instead they are going to a woman 
by the name of Mita who has claimed 
to be God. As the result Satan is lead- 
ing them deeper into sin, and making 
it more difficult for them to find the 
true God and worship Him. They 
have love, but it is placed on the 
wrong person. 

It is said Latin Americans are a 
very warmhearted people. How true 
this is for love is shown forth in many 
of our customs and associations. At 
Christmastime neighbors get together 
and have a party that often lasts 



January 12, 1963 



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Suggested Program for February 



in Suffering" 



Bible Stitdy: 

"Keep Looking Up . 

Junior— Mrs. Ida Mae Anthony 
Middler-Mrs. Glenn Baker 
Senior— Mrs. Donald Cale 

Mission Study: 

"Looking to Jesus ... in Puerto Rico" 
Mrs. James Dickson 



Memory Verse: 
Philippians 1:10 



Emhlem: 
Heart 



until three or four o'clock in the 
morning, and sometimes we never 
even go to bed. In our songs we sing 
much of love and our poems also 
show it. When someone admires 
your dress, you say, o la orden, which 
means you can wear it when you 
want. Then when someone new en- 
ters our house we say, Esta in su casa, 
which means you are in your house. 
That also gives you access to every- 
thing in the house. 

One day a package v\'as received by 
a young girl. It was a set of dolls 
from Sweden which could never be 
replaced. How happy she was over 
the dolls. She placed them on a shelf 
so everyone could see them. There 
came a family wdth two small girls 
to visit. Immediately the girls saw 
the dolls and wanted them. The 
owner of them said: "Here they are, 
they are yours." After the girls were 
gone the mother of the older girl 
said: "You didn't have to give them 
the dolls." The reply came back: 



"But, Mother, thev wanted the dolls." 
Nothing more was said. This girl 
had learned to give sincerely in love. 

This, however, can lead to trouble 
when you let that love for man be 
greater than that for the Lord. We 
liv^e by love and giving of ourselves 
and our possessions to satisfy the 
needs of our family and others. At 
Christmastime many children and 
adults with no emplo)Tnent take their 
guitars, "scratchers," vioracas, and 
other things to keep rhythm. They 
go from house-to-house singing Span- 
ish Christmas songs, and then we 
give them a coin. 

Some fathers have a difficult time 
saying No to their children, so they 
do many different things to satisfy 
their child's desires. Some work 
harder and earn more money so they 
can live in a better house and give the 
child his desires. Many times both 
the mother and father work to do this. 
Then there are the other fathers, not 



vi'orking, who go steal either the 
thing desired or money to purchase 
that thing. There are many in the 
prison todav who are not sorry they 
were stealing, but only sorry they 
were caught. These had love, but it 
wasn't on the Lord and thus it caused 
them to do something very wrong 
in the Lord's eyes. 

William's version of the New 
Testament says our verse this way: 
". . . your love may overflow still 
more and more, directed by fuller 
knowledge and keener insight, so 
that you may always prove the bet- 
ter things, and be men of transparent 
character and blameless life, men that 
are abounding in fruits of right doing 
with the help of Jesus Christ, to the 
honor and praise of God." 

We become very angry if we feel 
a person is not being honest with us. 
We like to see in their lives honesty 
and the practice of what they preach. 
We must live transparent lives before 
people so that they may see in us 
honesty, but more than that that 
they may see the Lord Jesus glori- 
fied. 

The first thing then is to love the 
Lord Jesus with all of our hearts, 
then feed this love with the Word 
and other knowledge. The Holv 
Spirit can then give us wisdom in 
using this knowledge to make right 
decisions. We need to allow the Holy 
Spirit to live through us— our eyes, 
mouth, feet, hands— so that we may 
live an honest, sincere, transparent 
life— clear as glass— and glorify the 
Lord until Lie comes. 



Prayer Requests 

1. Pray that God will challenge 
each girl's heart to the urgent need 
of missionaries. 

2. Pray for at least two missionaries 
by name. 

3. Ask God to give 3fou a deep and 
sincere love for Jesus Christ, which 
God desires of you. 

4. Pray for your pastor that God 
will use him in a mighty way to lead 
many to Jesus and of a deeper knowl- 
edge of Him. 

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Additions 

and 
Corrections 

1 . Remember to send your 
offering on time to Dee 
Anna Caldwell, national 
treasurer. 

2. To the Indiana and 
Northern California districts, 
remember to send your news 
items to the national editor, 
Rosalie Ash, at once. 



SMM NATIONAL OFFICERS 

Presidgnt — Joyce Ashman. 602 Chestnut 
St., Winona Lake, Ind. 

Vice President — Linda Moore, c/o Breth- 
ren Youth Council, Box S17. Winona Lake. 
Ind. 

General Secretary — Paule'.te Macon, c/o 
Brcthrin Youth Council, Bos 617, Winona 
Lake, Ind. ' 

Treasurer — Dee Anna Caldwell, c/o Breth- 
ren Youth Council, Box C17, V.'inona Lake, 
Ind. 

Editor — Rosalie Ash, c/o B'-ethren Youth 
Ccuncii, Box 617, Winona Lake, Ind. 

Literature Secretary — Nancy McMunn, 
c/c Brethren Youih Coimcil, Box 617, Win- 
ona Lake, Ind. 

Program Chairman — Mrs. To:n Inman, 
590 S. Dale Ct., Denver 19, Colo. 

Patroness — Mrs. Ted Henning, 8399 Mid- 
dlebranch Ave., N.E., Middlebranch, Ohio. 

Ass't. Patroness — Mts- Ralph Hall, R.R. 
3. Warsaw, Ind. 



Brethren Missionary Herald 



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Reporting! 



MARTINSBURG, PENNSYL- 
VANIA— The Lord has been blessing 
the three groups with wonderful de- 
votional programs. A new Middler 
group was begun this fall because 
of increased interest and attendance. 

The Junior girls are filling pockets 
in their aprons with coins in order 
to have a good district project offer- 
ing. 

The Middler groups are learning 
to knit, and planned to distribute 
fruit baskets last Christmas to shut- 
ins. 

The Senior girls filled "treat 
boxes" at Halloween and sent them 
to four of their members who are 
away at college. Each girls has a 
penny partner to help make the goal 
of the district project offering. 

]OHNSTOWN, PENNSYL- 
VANIA— The Senior and Junior 
SMM of the Geistown Grace Breth- 
ren Church had a tea in November 
for their mothers and the newly- 
formed Middler and Little Sisters. 
This was to acquaint them with 
SMM and show diem how SMM can 
help them in knowdng God's will 
for their lives. They are praying that 
God vv'ill richly bless. 

CONEMAUGH, PENNSYL- 
VANIA-The combined SMM group 
of girls are still growing and are en- 
joying especially the Bible Study. In 
November they had a progressive 
party with the aid of the ladies of the 
church. They are working hard on 
their goals, and the fellowship as a 
group has been encouraging. 

CHEYENNE, WYOMING- 
The Middler and Senior girls of the 
First Brethren Church began their 
first meeting last year with a potluck 
dinner and election of officers. Later 
the girls went to Eventide Manor, 
an old folks home, where they passed 
out tracts and Sunday-school papers; 
then sang to the patients. 

The Junior and Little Sisters 
groups have had the regular devo- 
tional meetings using the Packets, 



and have received a great blessing 
from them. As a district project the 
Little Sisters have prepared pictures 
from Christmas cards to be sent 
to, and used by, the missionaries. 

DENVER, COLORADO - The 
Middler SMM had a welcome party 
in September for the new girls join- 
ing the group. All seventeen girls 
enjoyed the games and refreshments. 

The Junior girls, in order to fulfill 
Martha Goal 6, are planning to make 
their own matching skirts in green to 
wear with white blouses. The WMC 
ladies will be helping and by spring 
the whole group will be cheerily 
dressed in our SMM colors. 

The Little Sisters took advantage 
of the Thanksgiving vacation and 
went on a field trip to a historical 
museum. 

CEDAR RAPIDS, lOWA-The 
newly organized group of Little Sis- 
ters and the Junior girls combined 
have completed their goal to learn 
to embroider. Each girl embroidered 
a pot holder for her mother as a 
Christmas gift. Even the Little Sis- 
ters did a "swell" job. 

CONEMAUGH, PENNSYL- 
VANIA (Mundy's Comer) - The 
senior girls of the Pike Brethren 
Church are enjoying SMM very 
much this year. Thev especially like 
to make their beanies. They even 



made candy for all their young peo- 
ple who are in college. They are 
planning a public program soon and 
ask us to pray for them. 

The Lord has blessed the Junior 
girls with several new members. 
They especially like this year's theme, 
"Keep Looking Up," and are work- 
ing hard to attain their goals. The 
girls have penny partners and are 
really faithful in bringing their 
money each month. They especially 
enjoyed their group project, making 
missionary prayer cards. These are 
brought to each meeting and ex- 
changed with other girls. Their 
prayer is that they may be yielded 
vessels, clean and empty for Him to 



WOOSTER, OHIO - This past 
year was busy for the Senior girls. 
They had a tea and program for their 
mothers, and they have been working 
hard making beanies and stuffed dolls 
for foreign children. They are now 
planning to have an all-day meeting 
to continue working on their project. 
This past spring the Junior SMM 
bought useful items to send to the 
Navajo work in New Mexico. Some 
of the items were combs, brushes, 
pins, and tablets. They also took a 
penny offering for Lou Ann May- 
cumber's Calvert Course. They are 
looking forward to another good year 
and praise the Lord for His goodness 
to them. 




From Your 

National 

Program Chairman 



"Serve the Lord with gladness" 
(Ps. 100:2) expresses the attitude with 
which I have accepted the newly- 
formed office of National SMM 
Program Chairman. As the busy 
mother of four growing children, I 
don't lack for activity, but the Lord 
has placed this added challenge be- 
fore me. With joy in my heart and 
"Looking to Jesus" for strength, I 
pray that my efforts will be a bless- 
ing to SMM girls and bring glory 
to His name. 

—Mrs. To-ni Inman 



January 12, 1963 



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IJATIiLINl? 




EVANGELICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



LA MIRADA, CALIF. Dr. John 
C. Whitcomb, professor of Old Testa- 
ment at Grace Seminary, Winona 
Lake, Ind., will be one of the Bible 
conference speakers at the 28th An- 
nual Torrey Memorial Bible Confer- 
ence on Jan. 27 in the Biola Cam- 
pus Auditorium. 

BEAUMONT, CALIF. Archie 
Lynn, ordained Brethren minister, 
supplied the pulpit of the Cherry Val- 
ley Brethren Church during Decem- 
ber. 

JOHNSTOWN, PA. Simon- 
Pierre Nambozouina, Brethren pastor 
of our African church at Beta, Cen- 
tral African Republic, was guest 
speaker at the First Brethren Church 
on Dec. 26. James Sweeton, pastor. 

GALION, OHIO. Pastor Charles 
Thornton read a letter of resignation 
to the Grace Brethren Church on 
Nov. 18, which wdll become effective 
Feb. 17. Brother Thornton has ac- 
cepted the call to become the pastor 
of the First Brethren Church, Buena 
Vista, Va., and will assume his new 
duties there on Feb. 24. 

BARBERTON, OHIO. Pastor 
Robert Wm. Markley, reports a rec- 
ord attendance of 124 at First Breth- 
ren Church for Sunday evening 
Christmas program on Dec. 23. Spe- 
cial prayer is requested for Lloyd 
Markley, eight-year-old son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Markley, who is suffering 
from rheumatoid arthritis and rheu- 
matic fever. 

FREMONT, OHIO. Two hun- 
dred ninety-five persons attended the 
Christmas program presented by 
the Grace Brethren Sunday school 
on Sunday night, Dec. 16. Thomas 
Hammers is pastor. 

LA VERNE, CALIF. Congratula- 
tions to Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Paulson, 
of the First Brethren Church, who 
celebrated their 50th wedding anni- 

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versary on Dec. 23. Dr. Ellas White, 
pastor. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Rev. 
and Mrs. Edwin Cashman, 16610 S. 
Muriel Avenue, Compton, Calif. 

ALBANY, OREG. The attendance 
at the Christmas Pageant held at 
Grace Brethren Church on Sunday 
evening, Dec. 13, was 151. This is 
the record attendance of any activity 
held in the church. Nelson E. Hall, 
pastor. 

MODESTO, CALIF. Pastor Al- 
fred Dodds reports that more than 
50 families attended the first Fam- 
ily Night held at Communit)? Grace 
Brethren Church on Dec. 14. The 
Edward Millers, Brethren missionary 
family home from Brazil, were in 
attendance at the potluck smorgas- 
bord. The film "The Guiding Star" 
provided a spiritual impact for the 
meeting. 

KITTANNING, PA. The Men's 
Fellowship of the First Brethren 
Church sponsored a Father and Son 
banquet on Dec. 18. A special of- 
fering ^vas received to help pay off 
the mortgage on the Fremont Breth- 
ren Chapel of Fremont, Ohio. 

JOHNSTOWN, PA. Ted Fair- 
child accepted the call of the First 
Brethren Church to begin duties as 
assistant to the pastor on Dec. 1. 
James Sweeton is pastor. 

ELKHART, IND. Lloyd Wool- 
man, instructor in physical education 
at Grace College, was guest speaker 
at Grace Brethren Church on Dec. 9. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Warren 
Tamkin, pastor of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church, v^'as the dedication 
speaker at the Black Rock Indepen- 
dent Church on Nov. 25. 

DAVENPORT, IOWA. A Christ- 
mas program entitled "The Heart 
of Christmas" was held at Grace 
Brethren Church on Dec. 23. Pastor 
Carl Key reports 77 people were in 
attendance. 

MIDDLEBRANCH, OHIO. Wal- 
lace Geiger, a graduate of Grace 
Seminary and missionary to France 
under TEAM (The Evangelical Al- 
liance Mission), was the guest speaker 
at the First Brethren Church on Dec. 
30, 1962. Wesley Haller is pastor. 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

Frank Gardner, Camden, Ohio 
Jesse Hall, Spokane, Wash. 
Richard Jackson, Jr., Dayton, 

Ohio 
Lester Kennedy, Limestone, Tenn. 
Clyde K. Landrum, Winona Lake, 

ind. 
Theodore Malaimare, Gardena, 

Calif. 



UNIONTOWN, PA. Rev. Clyde 
K. Landrum, assistant general secre- 
tary of the Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety of the Brethren Church, was the 
special speaker at the First Brethren 
Church on Jan. 6. Brother Landrum 
gave a report on his recent visit to 
the Brethren mission fields in Argen- 
tina, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. True 
Hunt is pastor. 

WINCHESTER, VA. An attend- 
ance of 407 at the First Brethren 
Sunday school on Dec. 23, 1962, 
broke all previous records. This is the 
first time in the history of the church 
for the Sunday school to exceed the 
400 mark. Paul E. Dick, pastor. 

WEDDING BELLS 

A six month's free subscription to the 
Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 
those whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Linda Lovegrove and Timothy 
Brooks, Dec. 22, at the Grace Breth- 
ren Church, Lansing, Mich. 

* ENDS 

EARTHLY 
PILGRIMAGE 

Notices of death appearing in this coltimn 
must be submitted in writing by a pastor. 

KYLER, Thomas A., went to be 
v^'ith the Lord on Dec. 12. He was a 
charter member of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church, York, Pa. He was a 
deacon and treasurer of the church 
from its beginning. The memorial 
service was held by the pastor, as- 
sisted by Rev. U. L. Gingrich. 

Herman Koontz, pastor. 

DUDGEON, Truman Doiiglas, 
went to be with his Lord on Dec. 
23. He was a member of the Bethel 
Brethren Church of Berne, Ind. Serv- 
ices were conducted by the pastor. 

Kenneth E. Russell, pastor. 

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PAST 
TENSE 
FAITH 



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No one can read the Apostle Paul's 
great Epistle to the Romans wdthout 
bains conscious of his basic theme— 
justification by faith. Here Paul as- 
sures us that sinners are justified 
from their sins on the basis of God's 
grace by faith alone in Jesus Christ. 
He writes in Romans 3:28: "There- 
fore we conclude that a man is justi- 
fied by faith without the deeds of the 
law." Again in 5:1 he writes: "There- 
fore being justified by faith, we 
have peace with God through our 
Lord Jesus Christ." But the Apostle 
anticipating that some would pervert 
this truth and seek to remain in sin 
and thus rationalize their conduct on 
the basis of their justification by faith 
without works issues a stern warning 
in chapters 6 and 8 in order to cor- 
rect such a fallacious concept of grace 
and justification by faith. 

Again and again he enunciates the 
principle that justifying faith pro- 
duces faithfulness. He writes: "Shall 
we continue in sin, that grace may 
abound? God forbid. How shall we 
that are dead to sin, hve any longer 
therein? . . . our old man is cruci- 
fied with him, that the body of sin 
might be destroyed, that henceforth 
we should not serve sin. . . . Let not 
sin therefore reign in your mortal 
body . . . Know ye not, that to whom 
ye yield yourselves servants to obey, 
his servants ye are to whom ye obey; 
whether of sin unto death, or of obe- 
dience unto righteousness? . . . But 
now being made free from sin, and 
become servants to God, ye have your 
fruit unto holiness" (Rom. 6:1-2, 6, 
12, 16, 22). 

Hence, justifying faith, according 
to Paul and the other apostles, re- 
sults in faithfulness. The kind of 
faith that will justify one from sin is 
the kind of faith that keeps one from 
sinning: "Whosoever is born of God 
doth not commit sin" (I John 3:9). 
Justification by faith, the New Testa- 
ment contends, is incompatible with 
living in sin. Saving faith produces 
in the soul a new spiritual life that 
produces on the one hand an acute 
awareness and abhorrence of sin, and 
on the other, a life of righteousness 
and faithful obedience to Christ. The 
Pauline and the New Testament 
concept of justification is that no one 
can have a faith in Christ that will 
justify him from the penalty of sin, 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



and that person be unfaithful to 
Christ and go on living in sin. Sav- 
ing faith produces faithfulness to 
God and His Word. 

This was the Hebrew concept of 
faith; that is, faith meant faithfulness 
to God and His commandments. 
This can be very graphically demon- 
strated by the fact that the Jews 
had no word for "faith." That is to 
say, the term does not occur in the 
Old Testament (although it does ap- 
pear in the English translations). 
Does this mean that the Hebrews of 
the old dispensation did not need 
faith in order to be saved? On the 
contrary, Paul clearly states in the 
fourth chapter of Romans that Abra- 
ham was justified by faith without 
works. Yet the Hebrew language had 
no term for faith. Do you know what 
word the Hebrew used to express our 
concept of faith? His word was 
"faithfulness." Faith is an abstract 
word that needs to be explained or 
interpreted in order to be properly 
understood, since there are many 
kinds of "faith." Hence, the term 
which expressed the Old Testament 
saint's belief and trust in God was 
"faithfulness." This term describes for 
you what one does who has faith- 
he is faithful! This word expressed 
what characterized the life of the 
person who said: "I believe in God." 

This truth is evidenced by the 
fact that Paul who writes in Romans 
1:17 ". . . as it is written, The just 
shall live by faith," is here quoting 
from the Old Testament Prophet 
Habakkuk who said literally in the 
Hebrew: ". . . the just shall live by 
his faithftdness" (Hab. 2:4). Thus to 
the Hebrew the righteous man was a 
faithful man; the just or justified 
man was a faithful man. The sig- 
nificance of this for today is to be 
seen in the fact that many, many 
people are claiming to be justified 
by faith in Christ but are not being 
faithful to Christ! You see litde, if 
any, difference in their lives from 
that of the world. Theirs is a life 
characterized by pride, worldliness, 
self-interest, secularism, and ma- 
terialism. There is no deep-seated 
desire for, nor joy in, spiritual things 
pertaining to Christ and His Word. 

On every hand there are those 
who are loudly proclaiming their 
faith for all to hear, but who are 



proving themselves "faithless" by 
what they do. This is quite obviously 
what Christ meant when He warned 
such "professors" of faith: "Not every 
one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, 
shall enter into the kingdom of heav- 
en [the emphasis is upon mere lip 
profession]; but he that doeth the 
will of my Father which is in heaven 
[the emphasis being upon faithful- 
ness in doing God's will]" (Matt. 7: 
21). This same emphasis is seen also 
in Luke 6:46: "And why call ye me, 
Lord, Lord, and do not the things 
which I say?" Therefore Christ de- 
clares that we are not what we say 
we are (not e\'en to Him!), but we are 
what we do. Only that person who 
is faithful to Christ can sincerely call 
Christ Lord, for only the faithful 




BY H. E. FREEMAN, Th.D. 

Instructor in Old Testament 
Grace Theological Seminary 



make Christ the Lord of their lives 
by doing His will. The mere lip 
professors Christ will one day re- 
buke with the fearful words of eter- 
nal rejection: "I never knew you: 
depart from me" (Matt. 7:23). One's 
mere profession of faith— even the 
acknowledgment of Christ as Lord— 
cannot save if such a profession is 
divorced from faithfulness! Genuine 
saving faith produces faithfulness in 
all things. Saving faith, justifying 
faith, never allows us the prerogative 
of picking and choosing how much 
or which part of God's Word we will 
obey. It demands absolute obedience 
to the whole Word as God grants us 
the light to understand His will. 

Such faithfulness can only result 
from genuine saving faith. The ap- 
palling lack of sincere faithfulness in 
much of contemporary Christianity 
results from the fact that many have 
embraced substitutes for Biblical 
faith. Some possess merely an "intel- 
lectual" faith in which they, quite 



often sincerely, but vainly, have 
simply given intellectual assent to the 
facts of the Scriptures. They say that 
they believe the Bible and in Christ, 
but their lives are spiritually fruidess 
and barren. James dismisses this self- 
deception with the reproof: ". . . 
faith, if it hath not works, is dead" 
(2:17); "But be ye doers of the word, 
and not hearers only, deceiving your 
own selves" (1:22, cf. 2:18). 

Unless there is an inner motiva- 
tion which comes from a new spirit- 
ual life within, the life of faithful 
obedience will never result. Another 
substitute for genuine faith is "emo- 
tional" faith. This is a shallow, tem- 
porary faith possessed by those, who 
upon being impressed by a sermon, 
had their conscience moved to the 
extent that they got a good case of 
external religion. They went through 
some measure of outward reformation 
but in time of trial and testing, and 
when the way grows difficult, they 
prove to be like the man described 
by Jesus in the Parable of the Sower: 
"Yet hath he not root in himself, but 
endureth for a while; and when tribu- 
lation or persecution ariseth because 
of the word, straightway he stum- 
bleth" (Matt. 13:21 ASV). 

However, the most prevalent and 
deceitful kind of faith being em- 
braced by multitudes today is a fast 
tense faith. Past tense faith is to have 
faith merely in your past profession 
of faith. It is a faith divorced from 
faithfulness in the present. "They 
profess that they know God; but in 
works they deny him" (Titus 1:16). 
This type individual has never come 
into a personal relationship udth 
Jesus Christ. Like so many, he has 
merely made a "decision" by giving 
a nodding affirmation to the claims 
of Christ, has been baptized and 
joined the church where he proceeds 
to settle back and retire from active, 
fruitfid Christianity. In past tense 
faith, salvation is interpreted as an 
impersonal thing that is somehow 
brought about by the mere act of 
making a decision and submitting to 
the rite of baptism, and so forth. 

Hence one's faith is in these fast 
acts; that is, faith in what one did 
as if there is nothing else to Chris- 
tianity. But saving faith is not merely 
resting in what you did in the past, 
but also in what you are faithfully 



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doing day by day as a result of what 
you did. Did Abraham prove he had 
saving faith merely because he said, 
"I believe in God," or because he 
demonstrated his faith by his faithful 
obedience? "Not every one that saith 
unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter 
into the kingdom of heaven, but he 
that doeth the will of my Father." 
Simply to trust in what you did some 
years ago, or even yesterday, is not 
the kind of faith of which the Scrip- 
tures speak, but is merely to have 
faith in your past profession of faith. 
But genuine, justifying faith is a per- 
sonal, eternal, day by day relation- 
ship of faithful obedience to the Lord 
Jesus Christ— it is a present tense 
faith. 

Having faith simply in your past 
profession of faith is like the man 
who tries to prove that he was mar- 
ried ten years ago by showing you 
his marriage certificate. But does this 
paper prove that he is genuinely mar- 
ried? Of course not. The most that 
this can prove is that he went through 
the ceremony ten years ago. He is 
ti'usting in something he did in the 
past. But you do not prove you are 
genuinely married because you can 
show that you went through the cere- 
mony; you prove that you are mar- 
ried by demonstrating this fact in a 
day by day loving relationship with 
your wife or husband. You demon- 
strate this by living happily together, 
loving, serving, and honoring one 
another. You may have a marriage 
certificate and live as if you were not 
manied—viarried in name only! 
Many \\'ho claim to be married to 
Christ are married in name only. 

One can easily determine whether 
or not he is truly joined to Christ in 
spiritual wedlock. Are you living hap- 
pily together? Is your marriage a real 
jov or do )'ou find, as so many do, 
that genuine Christianity is a bur- 
den? Do you hunger and thirst after 
righteousness, or is worship, prayer, 
Bible study, and cultivation of the 
spiritual life something to be en- 
dured? Do you, as the bride, find 
within your heart the earnest desire 
to love, honor, and obey Christ in 
all things? Or did )'ou, as so often 
is the case with the bride in our day, 
have the word obey stricken from the 
marriage ceremony? 

And too, how many spiritual chil- 

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dren has your marriage produced? 
Paul said of the Corinthians that he 
was their "father": ". . . for in Christ 
Jesus I have begotten you through 
the gospel" (I Cor. 4:15). He called 
Onesimus his "son" begotten while 
in prison (Philem. 10). Is your mar- 
riage to Christ like that of the man 
who tried to prove he was married 
by simply pointing back to an event 
that had happened in the past, rather 
than demonstrating this in a day 
by day personal, loving, faithful re- 
lationship? The most that one can 
prove by pointing to the past is that 
he went through the ceremony— but 
this proves nothing about his present 
or eternal relationship to Christ. This 
must be demonstrated in one's daily 
walk! 

Sadly, in this age of easy Chris- 
tianity, easy discipleship, and easy 
church membership, we find that 
there is a kind of watered-down faith 
being presented in much of the evan- 
gelism of today that allows you to 
take your eyes off Jesus as the sole 
object of faith and encourages you 
to put your eyes on yourself and a 
"decision" which you are asked to 



make. Multitudes are trusting, not 
in Jesus, but in their own past acts. 
This is proved in that they hav^e never 
known nor shown a single week of 
fully dedicated, uncompromising 
obedience and faithfulness to Christ. 
This is the kind of faith that allows 
you to go through the marriage cere- 
mony, but never really requires that 
you take the marriage vows of love, 
honor, trust, and obedience. But sav- 
ing faith is not just going through the 
ceremony, nor is marriage to Christ 
a cheap marriage of convenience just 
to get sinners saved for heaven; but 
on the contrary, it is a solemn, holy, 
spiritual, and eternal union which al- 
ways results in faithful obedience to 
Christ in this life— here and now! 
Savang faith is not just something 
you did— a past tense Christianity- 
saving faith is something you demon- 
strate here and now— it is a life of 
faithfidness. This is precisely what 
God had declared through His Proph- 
et Habakkuk whom the Apostle Paul 
quotes: ". . . the just shall live in 
HIS FAITHFULNESS." 

This sermon preached in Winona Lake 

Brethren Church. October 21, 1962. Reprinted 

by request. 



Suppose . . . 



Last week the treasurer of our Board of Ministerial 
Emergency and Retirement Benefits upon Board ap- 
proval, mailed a check from the emergency fund for two 
hundred dollars. 

The recipient is one of our older elders who because 
of his infirmity is no longer able to earn a living for him- 
self or his invalid wife. This elder is not eligible for 
retirement benefits. 

When we learned of his plight, his only means of in- 
come was from public assistance, a married daughter, 
and a few things he was trying to sell. This man has 
served The Brethren Church as a pastor for more than 
thirty years and is now at the mercy of the public wel- 
fare agencies. 

As yet, we do not have an "Old Folks Home," and it 
may be some years before one is available. Presently we, 
as a denomination have no other organization but our 
National Board of Ministerial Emergency and Retirement 
Benefits to meet needs like this. 

Less than half of our churches are supporting this pro- 
gi^am by sending in just 3 percent of their pastor's an- 
nual salary. 

SUPPOSE this case history was yours? 

Wm. H. Schaffer, secretary-treasurer 
215 Arthur Street 
Kittanning, Pennsylvania 

Brethren Missionary Herald 





JOHN WYCLIFFE 

A PROFESSOR AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, 
BELIEVED THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE 
TO READ god's WORD FOR HIN\SELF. AL- 
THOUGH IT WAS AGAINST THE RULES OF 
THE CHURCH, HE AND HIS ASSISTANTS 
TRANSLATED JEROME'S LATIN BIBLE 
INTO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. 





Very few people of that day could 
read, so wycliffe sent his helpers 
out among the peasants to explain 
his views and read the scriptures to 
them. people everywhere were glad 
to hear for the first time, what the 
bible had to say. 



UhURCH LEADERS WERE ANGRY AT WYCLIFFE AMD HIS FOLLOWERS. 
THEY NICKNAMED THEM ^>OOR PRIESTS" AND "LOLLARDS" CTHOSE 
WHO MUMBLE THEIR PRAYERS). MANY OF THE WYCLIFFE BIBLE 
WORKERS WERE IMPRISONED AND BURNED AT THE STAKE. JOHN 
WYCLIFFE DIED IN 1384, BUT HIS WORK WAS CARRIED ON BY OTHERS. 



A A YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, WYCLI FEE'S 
^^ GRAVE WAS DUG UP- AS COMAAANDED 
BY THE POPE--HIS REMAINS WERE BURNED 
AND SCATTERED ON THE RIVER SWIFT. 

£XCfPr FOR TH£SE BRAVE MEN, THE B/BLE 
MtGHT STILL BE A CLOSED BOOK TOPAYf 




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//S^i^S?r- 



January 12, 1963 



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Compiled hy Dave 
Hocking, National 
Youth Director 




ikP^ 



.,.of the Brethren Youth Council 



NATIONAL 
YOUTH WEEK 



THEME: "ON CALL" 



WHO? Every young person. 

WHAT? One full week of youth emphasis. 

WHEN? January 27 through February 3. 

WHERE? At your local Brethren church. 

WHY? To win young people to Christ, and to stir 
enthusiasm for the 1963 youth program in 
your church. 



The world is growing more heath- 
en at the rate of milHons annually, 
more are being bom by physical gen- 
eration than by spiritual regeneration 
each year, and at least half of the 
world's population remains un- 
reached. Meanwhile the Gospel re- 
mains in complacent America when 
90 percent of the world desperately 
needs it. We, the Brethren Church, 
have one more opportunity to chal- 
lenge our young j>eople to give the 
Gospel through the printed page and 
to be faithful missionaries. 

We have chosen the National 
Youth Week theme of "On Call" for 
our theme for 1963. Because there are 
some 25 million young people and 
children in the United States who 
are not being reached by any church 
of any religious faith. Brethren youth 
are "ON CALL!" Because there are 
over a thousand tribes without a mis- 
sionary, and 1700 languages with 
nary a single word of Scripture, 
Brethren youth are "ON CALL!" 

May God help each of us to do our 
part in making our National Youth 
Week in The Brethren Church one 
of the most effective weeks in the his- 
tory of our church. May we lead 
young people to dedicate their time 
and talents and life to our precious 
Lord and Saviour. 



BRETHREN MISSIONARY 

HERALD 



JANUARY 19, 1963 




EDITORIALS 



By Lester E. Pifer 



America's Condition 

Millions of dollars and man hours are being thrust 
into our Nation's scientific research development pro- 
gram. 1963 is figured as a key year in placing ourselves 
in the lead in technical skill and productivity. 

Educationally, new schools will be built, additional 
classroom space added, and new enrollment records will 
be made and shattered. Educators are frantically seeking 
new methods of teaching, more mechanized equipment 
to cope with the demands of a multitude of seeking stu- 
dents, the greatest in America's history. 

Economicallv, the greatest year in business is being 
forecast, millions of products, attractively packaged, will 
be advertised and sold to a thirsty, materialistic-minded 
people. 

Politically, a new congress begins its term of govern- 
ment. However, it is generally know that the stage is set 
for sharp disagreement along party hnes as a forerunner 
of the 1964 national elections. 

Materially, the American people will have more 
goods, possessions, and dollars than any previous year in 

history. 

Socially, the broadmindedness regarding moral stand- 
ards will be expanded as trends indicate in recent years. 
Terror in the streets will reign as crime figures rise. 
Lawlessness will continue at an increasing rate as our 
people rush to "defend" the criminal, rather than uphold 
the law and order. Pornographic literature will appear in 
greater tonage, more variety and in bolder places. The 
glorification of sex, lewdness, social maladjustments, law- 
lessness, disrespect for decency, and moral Tightness will 
leave its undeniable effect upon a society in all com- 
munication channels. 

Numerically, our Nation will add another 4.5 plus 
million residents with its accompanying marriages and the 
establishment of new homes. 



COVER PHOTO— HOME MISSION ISSUE 



•j!!!r**5 Two views of the Grace 




Brethren Church, San 
Diego, California, now self- 
supporting. 



Spiritually, the effects of modernism, neo-orthodoxy, 
ecumenism, and Romanism will make the road of the 
evangelicals more difficult. Sharp lines on separation will 
become more shaded. Apostasy of doctrine and life is 
certain to wax worse and worse. The effectiveness of 
strong testimonies for Christ can expect vicious attacks 
of Satan during this year. 

Our Challenge 

Our Nation's progress in scientific realms will defi- 
nitelv help in the dissemination of the Gospel. In the 
communication realms alone, it is conceivable that a pro- 
gram centered in the gospel message could originate in 
the United States and simultaneously be broadcast 
through a network of orbiting satellites to the entire 
world. Honestly observed scientific research in all realms 
continue to unlock the secrets of the glorious Creator. 
New products, means of transportation, and communica- 
tion XAall greatly enhance the propagation of the divinely 
stated church's purpose. 

Presuming that the forecasts in business economics are 

o 

correct, we ought to see the greatest strides in giving 
to the local church and missions. 

The forward surge in modern education will bring to 
light new teaching methods, new planning materials, a 
higher educated mass to aid in our Biblical educational 
process. The dangers of the modern educational system, 
the public scrutiny of the end product of public educa- 
tion may amplify even more the needs for Christian edu- 
cation and Christian schools. 

Politically, recent years have stated a trend in the 
direction of socialism. Some foreign governments are 
amazed at the rapidity with which America is turning to 
this philosophy. Surely, the Bible student is able to see 
the stage being set for the return of our blessed Lord. 
His coming is much nearer than we allow ourselves to 
believe. 

The materialism and social problems of our Nation 
further endorse the need for the positive presentation 
of Christ and all the principles of His wonderful Word. 
1963 can be the finest hour of opportunity to preach 
Christ, to win souls, to educate our people with the pure 
Christian truth. Never before has die population explo- 
sion, urban development, and shifts in population centers 
created a more lucrative field for church expansion and 
extension, and been so in our favor. The overwhelming 
clouds of darkness of sin, crime, moral breakdown, law- 
lessness, and spiritual indifference have opened the door 
for the Light of the World, Jesus Christ. 

(Coutiinied on fage 39) 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD VOLUME 25, NUMBER 3 

RICHARD E GRANT, Executive Editor 
Entered as second-class matter April 16. 1943. at the psst office at Winona Lake, Ind., under the act of March 3, 1S79. Issued weekly 
bv the Brethren Missionar\- Herald Co., Inc.. Winona Lake, Ind. Subscription price: S3.50 a year, foreign S4.50. Special rates to churches. 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 'Robert D. Crees, president; Thomas Hammers, vice president: 'Mnrk Malles, secretary: Ralph Colburn. as- 
sist nt secretary; •William Male, treasurer; William Schaffer. member i.t large to executive committee; Bryson Fetters, Robert E, A 
Miller, *Herman A. Hoyt, Robert Sackett, Charles Turner and RichDrd E. Gr;,nt. — -Editorial Committee. 



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Brethren Missionary HeraU 



San Diego Now 
Self-Supporting 



By L. L. Grubb 



One of the Southvvest's rapidly 
growing dries is San Diego, Califor- 
nia. The Brethren home-mission 
church is located in a beautiful new 
area in the northwest section of the 
city called Kearney Mesa. Here 
hundreds of new homes have been 
constructed and many more are under 
way. The field for evangelization is 
great. 

So abundant has been God's bless- 
inp on our San Dieoo church that it 
is ready to assume all financial re- 
sponsibility for its operation. This 
involves all current expenses, as well 
as all responsibility for building in- 
debtedness. 

Reverend Henry Dalke— the pastor 
—and his people take this step of faith 
not only for their own blcssini; in 





obeying God's Word, but also as a 
missionary act to release home-mis- 
sion funds for use in other needy 
fields. 

This means that Brethren people 
by praying and giving in behalf of 
Brethren Home Missions have pro- 
duced another full-grown Brethren 
church which will support the total 
work of our Fellowship. 

The Brethren Home Missions 
Council heartily congratulates both 
pastor and people in this decision. 



LEGEND 

Above top down: Pre-school, primary, 
Lind junior departments of the San 
Diego Sunday school. Left top down; 
Junior high, senior high, and adult 
departments. 



January 19, 1963 



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San Diego Makes Important Decisions 




Henry Dalke 

The Grace Brethren Church of 
San Diego, California, made its first 
very important decision about five 
years ago when they decided to re- 
locate the church by moving it to the 
Kearny Mesa area. We are now lo- 
cated in the midst of an expanding 
and orowino area. The new Mesa 
College is being located just six blocks 
west of the church. Construction has 
already begun. We already have two 
elementary schools, and one hioh 
school within a half mile of the 
church. Thereby you may readily see 
that there are many children and 
young people in the immediate area. 
W'e have a tremendous mission neld 
in which to serve and reap the .har- 
vest for the Master. 

The second important decision 



By Pastor Henry Dalke 

was a real step of faith, which was to 
become self-supporting the first of 
1963. When one looks at things from 
the human side, it looks impossible. 
However, God has not asked us to 
walk by sight, but by faith. That is 
why we are looking to Him, and 
we believe that God will show us 
great and mighty things that we 
know not of. Please pray that He will 
make this step a great blessing to us 
all as we walk with Him. As we see 
His hand working through us may 
we be led to greater rejoicing in 
Christ our li\'ing Lord. Brethren, pray 
for us! 

In the past two years we have visit- 
ed the 1,500 homes with invitations 
and promotional pieces eight times. 
Plans are novy being laid to knock on 
every door and present them with a 
gospel tract and a brochure of the 
church to inform them of the services 
of the church and the hours of ser\'- 
ices. 

God has blessed us with a bus 
service. We have from thirty to forty- 
five coming on the bus each Sunday. 
One couple of the church goes out 
on \'isitation almost every Saturday 
morning, and especially goes to the 
newly-occupied homes in the area to 
enlist new ones to come on the bus. 
These fine folks are in charge of our 
junior church. They lead many of 
these children to salvation through 
Christ our Lord. The messages are 
always presented with the best in vis- 
ual aids. 

We are happy to say that our Sun- 
dav-school staff is the best that we 
have ever had in the past two years 
since our arrival on the field. Every 
department is being led by conse- 
crated, capable leadership. We be- 
lieve that the Lord will bless abun- 
dantly in the coming year. 




Westminster Brethren 
Turn First Shovel 

The Grace Brethren Church of 
Westminster, California, turned the 
first shovel of dirt in their proposed 
new building program on December 
30, 1962. It was necessary that this 
service be held to meet an ultimatum 
from the city to begin construction 
by January 1, 1963. 

The Brethren Minute-Men have 
been a great encouragement to the 
Westminster Brethren. Their re- 
sponse was the greatest of all minute- 
man letters to date with one excep- 
tion and that was for starting the 
Navajo work. The Westminster 
Brethren desire to thank everyone 
of the minute-men for standing by 
and helping them in the time of their 
great need. 

This service was truly in answer to 
prayer. 



LEON ALONE 


N '63 


The Leon Brethren 


Church, Leon, Iowa, is now 


self-supporting! It 


will be 


caring for all of its 


financial 


responsibility alone 


in 1963 


without the help 


of The 


Brethren Home 


Missions 


Council. Rev. Glen 


Welbom 


is the pastor. 





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Brethren Missionary Herald 



ISRAEL CALLS! 



PHONE 651-0228 AND LISTEN FOR ONE MINUTE! 



If you \\ere a Jewish resident in 
the Fairfax district of Los Angeles 
3'ou would find at your doorstep each 
Wednesday morning a copy of "The 
Reporter," a weekly throw-away 
newspaper. You \yould be sure to 
read this newspaper, for its pub- 
lisher, a Jewish man, makes certain it 
carries news of interest to the Jew- 
ish community. Another attraction 
is the adyertisements, which empha- 
size those products and ser\'ices that 
appeal to Je\yish people. "The Re- 
porter" is an interesting paper, so vou 
read it! 

No\\' on the third Wednesday of 
each month you will find, as you leaf 
through your copy, a 2 x 4 inch ad 
which reads: 

WORRIED? LONELY? PROBLEMS? 

SICK? SAD? AFRAID? 

DISCOURAGED? 

PHONE 651-0228 

ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT AND 

LISTEN FOR ONE MINUTE! 

If you are like the average Jew- 
ish person you will go to your tele- 
phone and dial that number. Per- 
haps you do this from curiosity, or 
perhaps one of the words in this small 
ad has touched the seat of your 
trouble and you call in the hope of 
finding a panacea. Today you will 
hear the follovying words: 

Hello there! So glad yon called! Well, 
this is the last day of Hannakuh 
and it is also the beginning of the 
Sahhath. Tonight we light the eight 
candles of Hannakuh and also the 
two Sahhath candles. Thus there will 
he more light than there woidd nor- 
mally he. Wherever there is physical 
light darkness has to flee. When 
there is sufficient light darkness is 
not evident. Spiritual light works on 
the same principle. Most men are in 
spiritual darkness because they re- 
fuse to submit themselves to the light 
of God's Word, the Bible. Or when 
they do read His Word, they reject 
the Light where it ham-pers their 
activity. Is this the way you regard 



God's Word when it speaks of the 
Messiah Jesus? Do you have a copy 
of God's Word, the New Testament? 
Wotdd you like a copy? Well, if 
you are a person of fewish extrac- 
tion, I have a gift copy for you. To 
receive yours call Pastor Btitton at 
651-0643, or write to him at 469 
North Kings Road. God bless you 
good, and Shalome! 

Should you be so led of the Lord 
today, you will request your gift copy 
of the New Testament and the 
Brethren Messianic Testimony will 
have one more Jewish contact which 
mav result in your accepting the 
Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, 
Messiah, and God. 

Day in, day out, Jewish people 
dial 651-0228 and each time the 
phone rings the answering ser\'ice 
takes over and our electronic servant 
gives out a gospel message lasting for 
sixty seconds, \vhich I recorded the 
pre\ious evening. Time after time, 
as this phone rings, I try to imagine 
the person and their attitude as they 
listen to the message. Oh, some of 
them respond by calling us person- 
ally, so we know their attitude. But 
it is those who do not contact us 
personally which causes us to specu- 
late. Does the recorded message meet 
a real need, or is it a waste of time 
and money? This is the big question. 
We know there are those who find 
these messages to be a real blessing, 
for thev call, and while they refuse 
to give their names, they thank us 
for the help these messages are to 
them. Then, every once in a while 
there will be one like Mrs. G— . Time 
and again she listens to the message 
and then, finally, she contacts the 
mission— well, let me tell vou about 
it. 

Mrs. G- lives in the 500 block of 
North Kings Road, less than a block 
from the mission. A check of the 
information card on her home reveals 
the following: 

This home has been contacted 
since May 1953. 

Nineteen calls have been made at 
this home. 



BY BRUCE BUTTON 

Twelve times she has answered the 
door and received spoken testimony. 

Nineteen different copies of the 
Mediator have been left at the home. 

Twenty-six different gospel tracts 
have also baen left. 

An offer of the New Testament 
has bsen refused. 

And a notation on the card from 
the first \'isit states "very talkative!" 
I remember contacting this home 
twice, for the "talkative" notation is 
mine. Each time I was hard pressed 
to insert even a few words of testi- 
mony as Mrs. G— would pause to 
catch her breath. But she was a very 
loquacious person when she wanted 
to say something, and at no time did 
she appear to listen as I attempted 
to point her to the blessings of the 
Messiah. 

On December 27 as Mrs. Button 
and I were eating lunch, the phone 
rang. It was Mrs. G— . She had just 
finished listening to the recording, 
and she wanted to find out more 
about the offer of the New Testa- 
ment as a gift. She gave her name 
and address and asked that we send 
her a copy. We promised to do so. As 
the conversation continued mention 
was made of our Bible class. Mrs. 
G— was interested. Could she come? 
We told her she would be most wel- 
come. She said she had been in many 
churches and synagogues but had 
never found the answer to her need. 
There was always something lacking. 
What did I believe to be the most 
important thing in the world today? 
I told her peace of mind, heart, and 
soul was most important, and this 
was directly dependent upon peace 
with God and the peace of God. 
These were matters discussed in our 
Bible class each week, and a person 
should give them consideration if 
they were really interested in a happy 
life. Mrs. G— said she would come 
to our Bible class. "I know I talk too 
much" she said. "I'm glad I called 
your recording number. You can't 
talk to a recording, so I had to listen. 
I'll come down and listen to you in 

(Continued on page 39) 



January 19, 7963 



37 



Behind the 
Headlines of 



By Frank J. Poland 




You will be looking for headlines 
like "Self-supporting," "New 

Church Dedicated," "Ground Break- 
ing," "New Bible Class," and other 
important news of blessings in Breth- 
ren Home Missions. We are thankful 
to God that you can read about many 
of these in this first issue of 1963, 
but possibh' it would be of interest 
to look behind these headlines. 

Behind evcrv headline a board of 
fourteen men (seven laymen and 
seven pastors) was called upon to 
make manv decisions. These men in 
turn had to call upon God to de- 
termine His v\'ill in every one of these 
decisions. You the members of The 
Brethren Home Missions Council 
Corporation elected these men to 
ser\'e on this board, thus you imme- 
diately see your responsibility. 



These directors were called upon 
for decisions because some faithful 
group of Brethren people had a bur- 
den for the lost of their community 
and needed help for establishing a 
fundamental testimony. Possibly the 
District Mission Board helped this 
group to the limit of their ability, and 
then The Brethren Home Missions 
Council u'as asked to assist at this 
point. 

The help that The Brethren Home 
Missions Council directors could ap- 
prove for a request from a new group 
again depends on the funds made 
available from the Brethren people 
and friends of Brethren Home Mis- 
sions, and the available funds depend 
upon ho\\' much vou prayed. So here 
is the importance of prayer by you, 
for it ultimately determines to a cer- 



tain degree the decision of the board 
of directors. 

Behind every hovie-missions head- 
line will be a dedicated missionary 
and a dedicated staff of workers, but 
without }'0u these would not even be 
possible. Have you really ever 
thought of your importance in the 
home-mission program? Without you 
there would be no Brethren Home 
Missions Council, no board of direc- 
tors, no staff, no home missionaries, 
and no home-mission churches. 

We are not underestimating the 
power of God or the importance of 
you behind every hovie-viission head- 
line in this issue or the eleven months 
to follow in 1963. 

Do you realize your importance 
and responsibility in the work of 
Brethren Home Missions? 



Tucson, Arizona Will Dedicate New Church 




Architect's sketch of Tucson church 



The plans are complete for dedi- 
cation of the new Silverbell Com- 
munity Grace Brethren Church on 
Sunday, January 20, 1963. Rev. 
Richard P. DeArmey vyill be coming 
in from Inglewood, California, to 
be the dedication speaker. Next 
month you will see the sketch con- 
verted to a real building and a com- 
plete story of the dedication service. 
This is the first new church dedi- 
cated in 1963. 



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ISRAEL CALLS 

(Contiiiued from page 37) 

the class. Don't forget the New 
Testament." And with that she said 
goodbve. 

The answering service does meet 
a need. It reaches those we cannot 
reach in any other way. Time and 
again the phone rings each day. We 
know some Jewish person is hearing 
of the Messiah for the first time and 
as they continue to call, we will 
eventually have the opportunity to 
tell them of the gracious Lord. 



EDITORIALS . . . 

(Continued from page 34) 

The ecumenical movement, the 
growing power and popularity of 
Romanism, and breakdown in the 
spiritual standards and purpose in 
many religious bodies have brought 
our Brethren Fellowship to the front 
as a church, which stands unwaver- 
ingly for the Bible. 

In Brethren Home Missions we 
stand ready to accept and buy up this 
opportunity in America. We want to 
turn the power, progress, and plight 
of our Nation into the finest year of 
service in the basic home-mission pur- 
pose. Our missionaries and staff have 
pledged themselves to pray for, and 
plan toward, the reaching of more 
than 350 families for Christ in this 
year. We anticipate a larger number 
of self-supporting churches than in 
any previous year. 

Is the work of Christ in our hearts 
through the movement and direction 
of the Holy Spirit sufficient to in- 
spire us to lay at the foot of the cross 
the unholy spirit of envy, pride, prej- 
udice, criticism to further the cause 
of our Saviour? Can we dedicate our 
talents, our facilities, our means, our 
aims to the expansion of the gospel 
influence, the reach for more lost 
souls, the strengthening of those won 
in the faith? Will a vow to pray daily 
for every missionary at home and 
abroad, a determined effort to in- 
crease missionary giving, sufficient 
to meet budgets and erase deficits, a 
pledge to encourage new recruits for 
missionary and pastoral service be 
out of order in 1963? 



Home Mission Field Reports 



CUBA, N. MEX. (James McClell- 
an, supt.). On Sunday, December 9, 
1962, the Navajo mission staff in- 
creased by one when a new baby 
girl was bom in the Larry Wedertz 
family. The new girl evens the count 
with two girls and two boys. 

GOSHEN, IMD. (R. Paul Miller, 
pastor). We praise God for having 
almost reached our goal of ten fam- 
ilies during the fiscal year. We have 
every confidence that God will give 
us many more. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. (Spe- 
cial). The board of directors of The 
Brethren Home Missions Council 
will be meeting here in the home of- 
fice, February 11-16, and they will 
appreciate the prayers of our Breth- 
ren people that His will might be 
ascertained in the work of Brethren 
Home Missions. 

TAOS, N. MEX. (Sam I. Homey, 
supt.). The high school youth group 
went caroling after the Sunday eve- 
ning service on December 23, 1962, 
visiting the hospital, old folks .home, 
motels, and homes of sick in the Taos 
area. The group was composed of 
over fifty young people. 

SAN DIEGO, CALIE. (Henr)' 
Dalke, pastor). There was a splendid 
response to the idea of bringing a gift 
to Jesus on His birthday. Last Sun- 
day night when the gift was brought 
it amounted to $93. The gift will be 
divided between foreign and district 
missions. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. (Glen 
Crabb, pastor). Yes; our Sunday- 
school attendance is going up! Last 
Sunday (Dec. 23) for our Christmas 
program we set a new attendance 
record of 159. A daily pre-kinder- 
garten school will start on Monday, 
January 21, 1963, for ages four and 
five, and will continue daily Monday 
through Friday at the Grace Breth- 
ren Church building. 

o 

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX. 
(Robert Salazar, pastor). Five peo- 
ple were recently baptized and 



added to the church. At the present 
we cannot seat the Sunday morning 
congregation in our facilities . . . we 
must expand. We are planning to 
start work on our addition early this 
spring. 

MARGATE, FLA. (Dean Risser, 
pastor). A young mother from 
Broadview recently accepted Christ 
and a young man from Pompano was 
saved three weeks ago (Dec. 16). 
Right now we are waiting for a con- 
tract on the purchase of about two 
acres in Margate. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. (Minute- 
Man Special). Rev. and Mrs. Sher- 
wood Durkee and family of Van- 
dalia, Ohio, spent New Year's day 
preparing the Vandalia minute-man 
letter for mailing. You should have 
received your letter b^' this time and 
it is on behalf of the Vandalia Grace 
Brethren Church of which Brother 
Durkee is pastor. Please return your 
postage paid envelope at once and 
help these Brethren get their new 
building program under way. 

WINCHESTER, VA. (Paul Dick, 
pastor and home-mission director). 
Our home-mission offering for this 
year is the largest amount ever given 
in any single offering to missions 
since the beginning of the First Breth- 
ren Church. 

LEON, IOWA. (Glen Welborn, 
pastor). We had 132 present for the 
Christmas program Sunday evening 
December 23, and special offering 
\\'3S taken for our two missionaries, 
Miss Angle Garber to the Navajos 
and Miss Rosella Cochran in Africa. 

CUBA, N. MEX. (James McClell- 
an, missionary). The new 1963 Nava- 
jo Mission calendars have been sent 
to your church,, and the entire staff 
would like to urge the prayerful use 
of these during the year. Our thanks 
to you who have been regularly re- 
turning your envelope month by 
month. 



January 19, 1963 



39 



WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST 

in the Brethren Investment Foundation 



FUNDS ARE GREATLY NEEDED NOW— 

^ To purchase church sites and erect new church buildings 
4 To help build the much needed Grace College dormitory 

INVESTORS ARE AFFORDED WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES 

4 To invest their monev where it will earn good dividends for now and eternity 
4 To open accounts for the education of their children and other special needs 

4 PERCENT PAID ON SAVINGS 

5 PERCENT PAID ON INVESTMENTS 

Are YOUR savings and investments working for Christ and His church? If invested 
in the BIF, vou can be sure thev will not be used for something vou cannot endorse. 



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
WRITE TO: 



Brethren Investment Foundation, Inc. 

Box 587, Winona Lake, Indiana 




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i Gardena Growing 



The Grace Brethren Church of 
Gardena, California, has been meet- 
ing in their present location for more 
than one year, and the average at- 
tendance has climbed to an average 
about the one hundred figure. With 
the growing attendances, the ca- 
pacity of the little chapel is rapidly 
being utilized. It is the future plan 
to build on the present location, 
which in addition to the chapel has a 
warehouse on it. 

The Gardena church was started 
by the California district in coopera- 
tion with The Brethren Home Mis- 
sions Council, and the district has 
been helping in the support of the 
work. Theodore Malaimare is the 
first full-time pastor, and again the 
Brethren Minute-Men helped to 
make this possible. 

LEGEND 

L?ft above: The Grace Brethren of Gar- 
dena meeting place. 

Left below: Mr. Lyle Marvin, Jr., assistant 
Sunday school superintendent; Mrs. Jose- 
phine Nishida, assistant Sunday-school sec- 
retary; Mrs. Cathy Garcia, Sunday-school 
secretary; and Mr. James Margolin, Sun- 
day school superintendent. 

Brethren Missionary Herald 




SHOWN ABOVE ARE THE SIX DEPARTMENTS of the Grace Brethren 
Sunday school, Gardena, CaHfomia. From the top down on the left: Doris Gordon, 
cradle roll; Mrs. Marge Carroll, primary one; Betts' Leidner, primary three; Mrs. 
James Margolin and Mr. Giro Garcia, juniors; and Eldon Steams, high school. 

Top down right: Mrs. Ida Isley, beginners; Mrs. Theodore Malaimare, primary 
two; Barbara Griggs, junior; Mr. Larry Auffort, junior high; and Bruce L. Button, 
adult. 



January 19, 1963 



41 



DATELINE 




•<^^^ 



eVANGELICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



ATTENTION: All church finan- 
cial secretaries are reminded to send 
in the list of Publication donors to 
the Missionary Herald office by Feb. 
28, 1963. Those who have contribut- 
ed $5 or more have voting privileges 
in the annual corporation meeting. 
All monies for Publication must be 
received in our office by Jan. 31, 
1963 to be credited for the 1962 
financial year. 

BEAUMONT, CALIF. David 
Hocking, National Brethren Youth 
director, was guest speaker at the 
Cherry Vallev Brethren Church on 
Sunday, Dec. 23. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Rev. 
and Mrs. Lester E. Cook, 3123 
Sheridan Way, Stockton, Calif. Rev. 
and Mrs. Mark Malles, 3310 S. Web- 
ster St., Fort Wavne, Ind. Rev. Wil- 
liam Ernest, R.R. 2, 56542 Island 
Ave., Osceola, Ind. (Tel. Orchard 4- 
8046). 

RIALTO, CALIF. Arnold Krieg- 
baum, director of public relations at 
Grace Seminary and College, Wi- 
nona Lake, Ind., was the guest 
speaker at the Rialto Brethren 
Church on Jan. 16. Gerald Polman, 
pastor. 

KETTERING, OHIO. Pastor H. 
T. Barnhart reports a record-break- 
ing Christmas offering of $1,842 was 
received at Calvary Brethren Church 
on Dec. 23. 

NOTICE: The itineration sched- 
ule for Rev. R. I. Humberd, Breth- 
ren Bible Conference speaker. Flora, 
Ind., is First Brethren Church, 
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 20-23; First 
Brethren Church, Grandview, Wash., 
Jan. 27-29; Grace Brethren Church, 
Sacramento, Calif., Feb. 13; Grace 
Brethren Church, San Jose, Calif., 
Feb. 17; Rialto Brethren Church, 
Rialto, Calif., Feb. 21-24; and First 
Brethren Church, Compton, Calif., 
Mar. 2-10. 



HARRAH, WASH. The Youth 
for Christ Teen Team to Germany, 
which recently returned from a six- 
weeks gospel ministry in the divided 
city of Berlin, presented a special 
ser\'ice at the Harrah Brethren 
Church on Dec. 16. Roger Peugh, 
a Grace College sophomore and mem- 
ber of the Harrah church, traveled 
with the team and participated in the 
church service. W. Carl Miller is 
pastor. 

AKRON, OHIO. Mrs. Harris, 
wife of Pastor Vernon Harris of the 
Fairlawn Brethren Church, fell while 
ice skating and broke her left wrist. 
She is reported to be recovering 
without complications. 

CONEMAUGH, PA. Pastor Don 

K. Rager reports that Simon Pierre 

Nambazouina, a Brethren African 

pastor, was guest speaker at the Cone- 

maugh Brethren Church on New 

Year's eve, which proved to he a great 

stimulation for mission giving. Broth- 
er o 

er Rager also reports that Namba- 
zouina is a good preacher with an 
amazing understanding of the Scrip- 
tures, and makes excellent spiritual 
application of every-day illustrations. 

SELLERSBURG, IND. Glenn R. 
Coats of Leesburg, Ind., was wel- 
comed as the new pastor of the Grace 
Brethren Church here on Thanksgiv- 
ing day. Pastor Coats announces 
that plans are underway for this 
church to become a part of the In- 
diana Fellowship of Brethren 
Churches. On Jan. 1 the threefold 
communion service was observed. 

FREMONT, OHIO. Wesley Hal- 
ler, pastor of the First Brethren 
Church, Middlebranch, Ohio, spoke 
to the laymen of the Grace Brethren 
Church on Jan. 10. Thomas Ham- 
mers, pastor. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. Pastor 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

Norman Nelson, Philippines 
W. A. Ogden, Washington, D. C. 
Alan Pearce, Long Beach, Calif. 
Adam Rager, Artesia, Calif. 
Robert Salazar, Albuquerque, N. 

Mex. 
Charles Taber, Hartford, Conn. 



Mark Malles reports an explosion 
occurred inside the oil furnace in 
the old First Brethren Church build- 
ing sometime during the night of 
Jan. 6, which blew off the church's 
smokestack. The furnace continued 
to operate during the night hours 
with the oil)' smoke billowing 
through the church rather than 
escaping out the chimney. Smoke 
damage to the church was roughly 
estimated to be about $1,500. The 
building was insured. Church serv- 
ices during the next ten days were 
scheduled to be held in the new 
addition to the church, which was 
not damaged. 

NOTICE: The schedule of meet- 
ings for the Brethren Financial Plan- 
ning Services by the Leo Polmans 
are: Washington, D. C, Jan. 20-23 
York, Pa., Jan. 27-30; Waynesboro 
Pa., Feb. 3-10; Uniontown, Pa., Feb, 
17-20; Mansfield, Ohio, Mar. 3-6 
and Akron (Ellet) Akron, Ohio, Mar. 
10-17. 

ROANOKE, VA. The Southeast 
Fellowship Ministerium officially in- 
stalled Wendell E. Kent as pastor of 
the Washington Heights Brethren 
Church in a special service on Jan. 
3. Mason Cooper, pastor of the First 
Brethren Church, Covington, Va., 
was the speaker. Other Brethren min- 
isters assisting in the .service were 
William Byers, Kenneth Teague, K. 
E. Richardson, and Carlton Fuller. 



PRAY FOR THESE MEETINGS 

Notice of meetings to be listed in this column must be received 
for publication at least 30 days in advance of scheduled dates. 



Church 
Wooster, Ohio . . 
Toppenish, Wash. 
Yakima, Wash. . 
Dayton, Ohio . . . 
Seattle, Wash. . . 



Date Pastor 

Jan. 22-Feb. 3 . Kenneth Ashman 

Jan. 23-Feb. 3 . Donald Earner 

Feb. 6-17 Howard Mayes 

Feb. 10-17 Forrest Jackson 

Feb. 17-24 Phillip Simmons 



Speaker 
John Aeby 
Bob Collitt 
Bob Collitt 
Bill Smith 
Bob Collitt 



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LIGHT 

From the 

NEW TESTAMENT 

PERIOD 




By Rev. James Sweeton 

Pastor, First Brethren Church 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 



Christian baptism, which is taken 
strictly as that issuing from the com- 
mand of Jesus Christ in the Great 
Commission, was preceded by the 
baptism of John the Baptist. While 
some have attempted to fix the exact 
mode of John's baptism, it would 
appear to be impossible to do so, be- 
yond the clear implication that it was 
by immersion in water. When called 
upon to explain his actions, "why 
baptizeth thou?" (John 1:25), John's 
response was paradoxical: on one 
hand, there is an unmistakable claim 
to special authority, "He that sent me 
to baptize" (John 1:33). On the other 
hand there is a note of deference: "I 
baptize with water: but there stand- 
eth one among you . . . who ... is 
preferred before me" (John 1:26-27). 
This baptism of John is important, 
not only because it precedes Christian 
baptism, but also because of its con- 
trast with Christian baptism in the 
understanding of the early Christians, 
which we will consider later (Acts 
19:1-5). 

The early baptism on the part of 
Jesus' disciples, which He evidently 
sanctioned, but which is mentioned 
on only one occasion (John 4:1-3), I 



take to be part of the general move- 
ment of preparation instituted by 
John the Baptist, and not to be con- 
founded with Christian baptism (Al- 
fred Edersheim, The Life and Times 
of Jesus the Messiah). My view is 
that it was essentially the baprism- 
unto-repentance of John the Baptist, 
administered by the disciples of Jesus 
with His approval as a testimony to 
the movement and ministry of John 
(Alfred Edersheim, The Life and 
Times of Jesus the Messiah). 

Christian baptism by trine immer- 
sion was instituted by our Lord be- 
tween His resurrection and His as- 
cension in the so-called Great Com- 
mission. There is general agreement 
that, if a fixed baptismal formula is 
to be found at all, it is the formula in 
the Great Commission, specifically 
the formula as we have it in the Gos- 
pel of Matthew (Matt. 28:19). This 
text has been dissected and discussed 
bv grammarians for centuries, and 
the reader will be well aware of the 
arguments and viewpoints with re- 
spect to both exegesis and interpre- 
tation. It is not my purpose— within 
the limits of this paper— to rehearse 
this material. I simply wish to at- 
tempt to bring the issues into focus. 

That the doctrine of the ordinance 
of Christian baptism is trinitarian, 
none but a few heretics have ever 
denied; that the form of the ordinance 
is trinitarian, many have denied. But 
in the nature of the case, the form 
of the ordinance mitst correspond to 
the doctrine of the ordinance. It is 
the function of symbol to picture 
truth; it is the nature of liturgy to 
faithfully represent dogma. If this is 
not the case, then the liturgy, or form, 
or s^mibol does not perform its only 
function, and is less than useless. The 
connection between faith and form 
in the history of the church is reveal- 
ing at this point. A change in symbol- 
ism has always either (1) indicated a 
change in doctrine, or (2) initiated a 
change in doctrine; usually the for- 
mer. A change in faith has always 
brought about a change in worship. 
This is the story of church history. 
There is a dynamic relationship and 
reciprocity between the two which 
must not be overlooked now, or ever. 
The principle here is a sound one, I 
think, unless one wants to deny every 

(Continued on hack page) 



January 79, 7963 



43 



First S-day course ever offered — 



Publisher's 1963 VBS Approach 
Offers Answers to Worker Shortage 



Shortage of teachers and other 
workers for Vacation Bible Schools— 
a growing problem in many churches 
in the last few years— has been met 
with practical solutions by one of 
the Nation's major independent pub- 
lishers in its new 1963 VBS course, 
"Living With Christ." 

Produced bv Gospel Light Publi- 
cations, Glendale, California, "Liv- 
ing With Christ," is a completely new 
curriculum that features newly pre- 
pared lessons for everv age level. A 
new adult course which is included, 
offers a study of eleven cults and 
questionable religions, one of the 
first of its kind for laymen's use in 
the local church. 

Mr. Greig, the publisher, says: "I 
would say we have met recruitment 
and training problems head on in 




Fairest 
Lord Jesus 






VISUALIZED HYMN for "Living With 
Christ." completely new 1963 VBS course 
is "Fairest Lord Jesus," the fourth in a 
series that includes "How Great Thou Art," 
'We've a Story To Tell," and "O Worship 
the King." Book opens to 24" x 18" in size, 
features full-color illustrations matched to 
large type that c^n be seen by an entire 
group as the hymn is learned during VBS. 



several wavs in developing 'Living 
With Christ' for 1963: (1) A brand- 
new 'training-centered' filmstrip by 
Ethel Barrett; (2) more new teacher 
training records and new Sing- 
A-Long music records similar to those 
released for the first time in 1962; 
(3) another absolute first in the VBS 
field— an alternate five-day course for 
churches that have not been able to 
conduct the standard ten-dav pro- 
gram." 

5-Day VBS Is Flexible 

"Frankly," A'Ir. Greig continued, 
"we are heavily in favor of the ten- 
dav school, but unmistakable trends 
show that our new five-day course 
will help manv churches with their 
problems. 

"The five-da V version of 'Living 
With Christ' has been carefully con- 
densed from the basic ten-day pro- 
gram for effective easy use. We be- 
lieve the flexibility of this plan will 
fire the imaginations of churches 
evervv\'here. 

"Breakthrough" 
New Filmstrip Approach 

Ethel Barrett's dual talent as 
writer and performer has gone into 





PORTRAIT OF CHRIST wiU be the major 
thtme art for 1963 VBS course, "Living 
With Christ." The professional portrait art- 
ist who was commissioned to do the paint- 
ing engaged in extensive research on Bible 
End Hebrew customs to achieve a realistic 
£nd inspiring result. 

"Breakthrough," a new VBS film- 
strip for 1963. While the plot holds 
the usual Barrett intrigue, there is 



PRIMARY KIT KRAFT for "Living With 
Christ " also features 3-D effect with re- 
versible scenes. All Kit Kraft projects — one 
for each day — are correlated to the VBS 
lessons. 



Strong emphasis on staff training, in- 
cluding help on how to get the 
most out of the curriculum and how 
to hold newly-won and newly-con- 
tacted pupils for the Sunday school 
after VBS is over. 

"The plot centers around two typi- 
cal VBS directors who are concerned 
about how to train their staff, which 
always includes many inexperienced 
workers," Mr. Greig related. "They 
are also deeply concerned about how 
to follow-up the many children who 
come to the church for the first time 
to attend VBS. How can they get 
them into the Sunday school? How 
can thev muster enough energy to do 
a thorough follow-up after two in- 
tensive weeks of VBS teaching? 



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"Harold, the little boy across the 
tack fence, gives them their answer. 
And the whole filmstrip gives VBS 
workers manv answers on how to pre- 
pare for VBS and how to hold new 
children who are won to Christ." 

More New Training Records 

Introduced for the first time in 
1962, Listen-N-Leam teacher training 
records are a practical time and 
energv saving approach to training a 
VBS staff. Four brandnew seven- 
inch LP recordings— one for each de- 
partment from preschool to youth- 
have been made by Ethel Barrett. On 
each recording she takes her listeners 
through a tvpical day's program in 
each department, demonstrating 
teaching techniques for reaching that 
age group. Workers can listen in 
groups and discuss her methods, and 
then listen over and over again alone 
at home. 

"This new set of Listen-N-Learn 
records can be reused year after year, 
and with anv VBS course," Mr. Greig 
pointed out. They are not dated or 
solelv related to the "Living With 
Christ" theme. No matter what VBS 
course a church might use, these 
records give valuable instruction on 
how to teach and reach children and 
young people for Christ. 

New Musical Features, Too 

Sing-A-Long records, which also 
appeared on seven-inch LP's for the 
first time in 1962, are also back for 
1963 in a larger size and with new 
teaching features to match the new 
songs. A complete set of four big 
tweh'e-inch LP's— one for each de- 



partment from preschool to vouth— 
has been cut. 

"These records do just what their 
name implies," said Mr. Greig. "They 
allow the children to 'sing along' 
with easv to understand music and 
correctly pitched piano accompani- 
ment. All the VBS 'Living With 
Christ' songs for the four depart- 
ments are provided. " 

Matched with the new Sing-A- 
Long records are two new songbooks. 
Off the press in time for VBS '63 is 
the latest visualized hvmn, "Fairest 
Lord Jesus"— the course theme music 
for all departments. 

Also available in the "Living With 
Christ " course is a new "VBS Song- 
book " containing thirty-six pages and 
the fifty favorite songs and hymns 
used in the course. The reasonable 
price of the book makes it logical for 
year 'round use as a Sunday-school 
songbook in the smaller church. 

New "Head of Christ" Portrait 

Theme art for the "LiWng With 
Christ" VBS course is a new full 
color portrait of the head of Christ, 
done by a professional artist who 
spent hours in research to achieve a 
realistic, inspiring result. Framable 
copies of this portrait are being made 
available at a small fee to cover 
postage and handling (25c). Those 
interested may write to Portrait, Gos- 
pel Light Publications, Glendale 5, 
California. 

Missionary Stories for Four 
Departments 

Three dozen or more missionary' 
stories are included in each of four 





PRESCHOOL KIT KRAFT for 1963 VBS 
course. "Living With Christ." features one 
project for each day. plus a unique fold- 
out 3-D scene. A Palestinian house pops 
out as you open, then becomes manger 
scene when turned around. All items are 
pre-cut to save time. 



JUNIOR KIT KRAFT features the new 
"cello-painting" process. Two 6" x 10" cello- 
painting picture mottoes include scenes of 
an open Bible, and a scenic church with 
appropriate Scripture. Each packet provides 
everything needed, even the picture frames. 



YOUTH KIT KRAFT features two 9" x 10" 
cello-painting lamps, both picturing spots 
where Jesus walked. Both include appro- 
priate Scripture verses. All materials are 
furnished, including lamp bases. 

new books— one for each department 
from preschool through youth. VBS 
workers can choose stories in locales 
where their own church's missionaries 
work. 

"These books are also a year 'round 
tool " Mr. Greig commented. "They 
are excellent source material for 
worship talks by superintendents, 
story sermons in children's churches, 
and program plans for Sunday eve- 
ning groups." 

New Correlated Kit Kraft 

The "Living With Christ" course 
offers new Bible Kit Kraft for every 
department from preschool to youth. 
There is a project for each day that 
is not only fun to do, but practical 
and educational. Youth (12 and up) 
will enjoy making a pair of "cello 
painting " lamps with Biblical scenes 
and appropriate Scripture. 

Visual Aids for All 

Visual Aid packets for teachers of 
each age, from preschool to youth, 
contain colorful precut figures for 
easy use. The preschool visual fea- 
tures flannelboard figures; primary 
offers chenille wire figures; junior 
pro\'ides a new way to teach and re- 
^'iew memory verses; youth consists 
of a 3-D panorama of how the Bible 
came to us. 

And, the e\'er popular paper bag 
puppets are also available for VBS. 

(Continued on page 47) 



January 19, 1963 



45 



THE CHURCH 



a Club or an Army? 




By Rev. Charles R. Taber 



Is the church of Jesus Christ a 
club or an army? Or, to put the 
question into more famiHar terms, is 
it primarily a fellowship or a mis- 
sionary body, a gathered church or a 
scattered church? The answer we 
give to this question will have far- 
reaching effects on our attitudes and 
conduct. In fact, I think we must 
admit that our attitudes and conduct 
are themselves a truer answer than 
any words we could utter as a reve- 
lation of our basic convictions. It is 
idle to say, "I believe this," if our 
actions are not thereby changed. 

I think most of us, if pushed to 
it, would admit that the Bible teaches 
that the church is a sent body, a 
scattered \yitness, an army responsible 
for carrying the fight into the 
enemy's own territory (and inciden- 
tally salt that flavors the whole mass, 
rather than giving a nauseating taste 
in excessive concentration). The ex- 
amination of such passages as Acts 8 
and Matthew 16:18 indicates clearly 
that God's U'ill for the church is that 
it should spread, rather than collect, 
itself. In fact, the latter passage pic- 
tures the church as triumphantly 
storming the very gates of hell (not, 
as popularly thought, an impregnable 
defensive position, but an invincible 



offensive). The church is not the 
immovable rock, but the unstoppable 
force. 

The consequences of this fact for 
the missionary enterprise have been 
well explored so that I need not give 
them too much attention. (Although 
it is just as possible for us to "turn 
off" our spiritual receptivity to often- 
repeated truth, so it is possible to 
shut out sounds or smells that are 
part of our constant physical en- 
vironment. We must beware of this 
deadly psychological phenomenon. 
That is why, among other things, 
it is often helpful to use a different 
Bible translation than the one we 
commonly use. But this is a digres- 

o 

sion)! I will therefore not deal with 
the kind of activity the church ought 
to engage in, other than to say it 
should be missionary. 

I would like to consider the kind 
of body the church ought to be. If it 
is primarily a club, then it follows 
that we will seek to be with those 
whom we find personally congenial, 
who have the same background, who 
"speak the same language." Then it 
will be perfectly legitimate to look 
for those who are of the same social 
set, the same economic status, the 
same educational achievements (or 



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lack of ihem)— the same racial origin. 
This is the very basis of all voluntary 
associations— from the Masons to the 
country club to the professional asso- 
ciation to the stamp collector's club. 
But if the church is an army— 
what then? I have never heard it sjid 
that a soldier upon entering the army 
sought out those whom he found per- 
sonallv agreeable. Rather he is as- 
signed by superior authorities, not 
on the basis of personal tastes or 
prejudices, but in the interests of .i 
higher consideration, the national 
welfare. (Incidentallv, we act too 
often toward those of different 
fundamental denominations as if they 
were citizens of an allied countrv, 
rather than soldiers of the same 
army.) Recognizing that men have 
come from all sorts of backgrounds, 
the army deliberatelv sets out to de- 
stroy ci\alian distinctions, to carry out 
a process of amalgamation, to develop 
es-prit de corps (a team spirit). Basic 
training is at least as much this as 
it is technical instruction in the han- 
dling of weapons. Men vnist forget 
that they are Hoosiers, or PhD's, 
or millionaires, or whites, or negroes 
if they are to function as an effective 
army. It is a matter of urgent priority. 
If the army had to consider in its 
assignment of draftees all the civilian 
distinctions that separate a group of 
conscripts, the war could well be lost 
before the paper work was well be- 
gun. 

It seems to me this is an area where 
we as fundamental Christians have 
much to learn. We find it much too 
easy to cluster into social clubs or 
mutual admiration societies. We find 
it much too easy to carrv over into the 
church those worldly distinctions that 
the Bible says have been specifically 
done away in Christ (Gal. 3:27-29; 
Col. 3:10-11, and many other pas- 
sages). 

The question is, have you 
"joined" the church, or have vou 
been conscripted? After you answer 
honestly on the basis of your personal 
attitude, take a good look at John 
15:16 and 17 (notice the significant 
juxtaposition of divine election and 
brotherly love). Are you in the church 
to gratify your personal tastes, or to 
please Him who has called you to be 
a soldier (II Tim. 2:4)? Brethren, I 
plead for us all no longer to be satis- 



fied with rationalizations or resound- 
ing words, but to examine our hearts 
—and our practices. 

Here are three concrete tests, 
which I challenge you to apply to 
your church. First, add up the hours 
each week (I should say the man- 
hours) that are spent in in-group fel- 
lowship activities (including the wor- 
ship ser\'ices, unless you have regu- 
larly a significant number of unsaved 
people there). Then add up the man- 
hours actually spent on reaching the 
lost {not in talking about reaching 
the lost). By simple division establish 
a ratio. Then weep with me before 
the Lord. 

Second, ask yourself what happens 
when a Christian brother or sister of 
ob\'iously different social, economic, 
or racial background from the ma- 
jority of the church members stum- 
bles into your church (it happens, 
usually by accident. If they knew 
that this was a white middle-class 
church, they would usually not come 
in the first place). Is he welcome as 
a brother in Christ? Or is he made to 
feel the carnal divisions which .he 
knows so well in the world? Which 
distinction has priority in our 
thoughts, that between Christians 
and non-Christians, or that between 
people "like us" and people "not 
like us"? 

Finally, when a non-Christian 
comes to church (yes; it sometimes 
happens), does he feel included, or 
left out? There is danger that he 
will be repelled in nvo ways. Either 
he will find us talking about im- 
portant (spiritual) things in a jargon 
that we find meaningful, but which 
to him is gibberish, or he will find 
us talking about secondary things 
(who won the pennant, cars, compara- 
tive supermarkets) and sounding in 
every way just like the world. Then 
he will excuse himself because we are 
no better than he. 

One final word. I do not deny the 
very great importance of fellowship. 
But here on earth it is not an end 
in itself, but a means to an end. And 
it is not based on carnal likeness, but 
on spiritual unity in Christ. 

Brethren, do we dare to believe— 
and to put into action— the clear 
teaching of the Bible? It is time to 
bare our hearts before the Lord not 
with excuses, but wth contrition. 



Publisher's . . . 

{Couthuied from page 45) 

Fifteen full color faces include Bible, 
contemporary, and missionary figures. 

Features To Attract Adults 

Geared to interest adults— particu- 
larly fathers, are three do-it-yourself 
encyclopedias that provide hundreds 
of patterns and projects. Many men 
in the church will be interested in 
\'BS when they learn they can take 
part by making something useful in 
the way of equipment or decoration. 
(And there are projects for young 
people, t(K>, in fact all ages.) 

Of still more interest to adults who 
want to know about their faith is 
the new course, "Christianity and the 
Cults." Written by Dr. Harold 
Lindsell of Fuller Seminary, this 
course promises a thorough, Biblical 
study of eleven cults and question- 
able faiths. Edited by C. Leslie Mill- 
er, this course also promises an at- 
tractive format and a down-to-earth 
fundamental approach with helpful 
suggestions for witnessing to persons 
in these groups. 

"This fascinating timely study 
should interest adults— perhaps in 
an evening \'BS of a fi\'e- or ten-day 
basis," said Mr. Greig. "It will also 
fit personal or group stud\' situations 
year around." 

Note: Sample Kits for this course may be 
obtained from the Brethren Missionary 
Herald Company, Winona Lake, Indiana. 



Ussionaiy Sfunos 




MISSIONARY STORIES for every depart- 
ment — preschool to youth — are a feature of 
the 1983 VBS course, "Living With Christ." 
Each book contains three dozen or more 
stories, plus a world map to help pupils 
locate story settings. 



January 79, 7963 



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LIGHT . . . 

(Continued from page 43} 

definition that has been given to 
symbolism in Christian thought. 
This is precisely the theological is- 
sue when v\'e insist on total immer- 
sion; total immersion is the only vvay 
to symbolize total identification with 
Christ. Therefore, when it is once 
admitted that the baptismal formula 
is trinitarian in doctrine, we must 
face this general principle in dealing 
with form. 

When we turn next to the lan- 
ouase of the text, do we find any- 
thing there that would cause us to 
question the above principle in the 
case of Christian baptism or suggest 
another? On the contrary, everything 
in the text would seem to support the 
principle; everything points to a cor- 
respondence between doctrine and 
symbol. The trinitarian doctrine, vis- 
a-vis, trine immersion. The trinitarian 
form, not just doctrine, is implicit- 
some would-sayexplicit-^in every re- 
gard. 

While it must be admitted that 
haptidzo does not always demand re- 
peated action, it is also true that, 
when repeated action is intended, this 
frequentative form of hapto is the 
way to express it. Whether or not 
the action is repeated must be de- 
termined on other grounds— on theo- 
logical or contextual grounds— and 
in this case, both of these point to a 
trine immersion. The theological 
grounds have already been suggested. 
It remains only to note the language 
of the context grammatically. 

The elliptical form of the language 
of the text lends strength to the above 
view. Grammarians agree that the 
ellipses must be supplied in the two 
final clauses (i.e. ". . . and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost"), for they 
are meaningless when standing alone. 
In supplying the ellipses, the cardi- 
nal grammatical principle demands 
faithfulness to the orioinal, or ruling 
clause; in this case, the entire pre- 
positional phrase, "unto the name of 
the Father." When applying these 



principles, the ellipses are supplied, 
the text reads as follows: "baptizing 
them into the name of the Father, 
and [into the name] of the Son, and 
[into the name] of the Holy Ghost." 
I think vye can confidently challenge 
anyone to shov\' where such a trans- 
lation is strained or awkward in any 
grammatical or linguistic sense. 

The interpretation which calls for 
a trine immersion does not depend 
upon one word, or phrase, or factor 
of the text (it must also be admitted, 
then, that the view is not proved by 
one word, or phrase, or form). Rather, 
the strength of the position we take 
lies in the fact that every detail of 
the text— grammatical, contextual, 
and theological— is accounted for 
when the baptismal formula is in- 
terpreted as calling for a trine im- 
mersion. This is not the case, in mv 
judgment, with any other mode of 
baptism. Assuming the validity of 
that principle of logic which contends 
"that view which most completely 
explains all the factors is the cor- 
rect one," trine immersion is estab- 
lished on Biblical grounds as the pre- 
ferred mode of Christian baptism. 

When our Lord instituted Chris- 
tian baptism, He did a new thing. 
Not that water baptism was new; 
we have already seen that. But it 
still remains true that: 'This is a 
purely Christian institution, not of 
Moses, or of the prophets [or of John 
the Baptist, we might add]; hence, 
the formula is a perfectly original 
and unprecedented institution. There 
had been washings, cleansings, and 
purifyings among the Jews, Samari- 
tans, and gentiles by various author- 
ities and enactments; but not one like 
this: "into the name of the Father, 
and into the name of the Son, .and 
into the name of the Holy Spirit" 
(Alexander Campbell, American 
Christian Rei'xen'). 

My conclusion, then, is as follows: 
the fact of ritual water baptism is 
not distinctive; the form of water bap- 
tism is always distincti\'e. Further, 
the distinctive form that baptism 
takes is determined by the distinctix^e 
doctrine that is being promulgated. 



When these principles are applied, 
the conclusion is obvious. Only in 
trine immersion is the trinitarian doc- 
trine symbolized; it could not be 
symbolized in any other way (of im- 
mersion). Trinitarianism could be 
part of the verbal formula, and there- 
by taught without trine immersion, 
but in that case it is not taught by 
correspondence in the symbol. If the 
symbol and the doctrine are to cor- 
respond, this is only possible by trine 
immersion. 

This conclusion is supported fur- 
ther by the New Testament, in the 
contrast which is recognized between 
the baptism of John the Baptist and 
Christian baptism. This issue arose 
on two occasions (Acts 18:25; 19:1- 
5), both times in the city of Ephesus. 
In both cases, a deficiency in doctrine 
is traced to a deficient form of bap- 
tism. The dynamic relation between 
doctrine and symbol is again obvious. 
Why was it necessary to baptize the 
disciples involved? Because their 
baptism was not Christian baptism. 
Why was it not Christian baptism? 
At the least, because it was not trini- 
tarian in doctrine, and therefore theo- 
logically deficient; and at the most, 
because it was not trinitarian in form, 
and therefore symbolically deficient. 

(Reprinted from chapter 3 of the booklet, 
Trine Immersion in the Light of Scripture 
and Church History, by James Sweeton. 
This 44-page booklet may be purchased for 
S-35 from the Brethren Missionary Herald 
Co., Box 544. Winona Lake, Ind.) 

lin M^matlam 

Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be submitted in writing by a pastor. 

DELK, Mrs. Marianna, 96, was 
taken home by the Lord on Dec. 29. 
She was the oldest member of the 
First Brethren Church of Dayton, 
Ohio. She had been a member of the 
church since 1919. 

— G. Forrest Jackson, pastor 

SMALLWOOD, ]. S., departed 
to be with the Lord on Dec. 25. He 
was a member of the First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach, Calif., since 
1915. Funeral services were conduct- 
ed by Charles W. Mayes and Alan 
S. Pearce. 

—Charles W. Mayes, pastor 

SMITH, John, went to be with 
his Lord on Dec. 24. He was a mem- 
ber of the Listie Brethren Church, 
Listie, Pa. 



BRETHREN MISSIONARY 

HERALD 



JANUARY 26, 1963 




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Cr. Herman A. Hoyt 

Grace Theological Seminary 
Grace College 



The God of Beginning Again 

At a point of time called "the beginning" in the dim 
ages of the past, God brought the uni\'erse into existence. 
In a garden redolent with the odors of heaven, He 
placed a man and woman perfumed with His presence, 
and with faces beaming with hope as they faced the 
future. All this was new and precious and wonderful. 

Sin entered that garden and spread its blight over 
the whole scene, and man was thrust forth from the 
presence of the Lord. But God began again. He provided 
sacrifice for sin, the skins of animals for dress, and the 
promise of a Seed to remove sin, dispel the darkness, and 
develop a new order. 

But the blight of sin upon the human race produced 
degeneration and degradation. Wandering far from God, 
man descended into crime, violence, and corruption, until 
everv imagination of his heart was only evil continually. 
This brought upon the earth a flood for the purpose of 
wiping out everv vestige of sin. But with Noah and his 
familv God began anew and ga\'e him the rainbow for en- 
couragement. 

Sinful nature working its way in the hearts of men 
led to further decline. At last all men in confederation 
became the announced enemies of God, proposing to 
build a tower to heaven, which compelled God to de- 
stroy their evil purposes bv confusing their language and 
dispersing them across the earth. 

Still the \'irus of sin took its toll among the nations of 
the earth until at last all knowledge of God was gone 
and darkness settled down over the whole scene. But 



God, whose resources for beginning again are unlimited, 
chose a man bv the name of Abraham from out of the 
Ur of the Chaldees, the very center of sinful humanity, 
and set His love upon him, and determined to begin 
again through him. 

Though the course of sin in the familv of this man led 
finally to Egypt and bondage and apparent defeat, God 
began again one night with a passover deliverance and 
with a mighty hand led His people out of the land, 
through the wilderness, and into a land of promise. 

Centuries of sin in this nation led ever downward into 
darkness, defeat, and dispersion. Then a star of hope 
shone in the sky, and He who is Saviour, Christ, and 
Lord was born. At the place of the skull He performed 
a ministry that laid the foundation for beginning again, 
and in His resurrection there was the shout of victor\' and 
the guarantee of the outcome. 

This God of beginning-again has made ample provision 
so that ever\' new day, every new week, every new month, 
and every new year is bright with hope for beginning 
again. The past may be dark with human defeat and 
failure. But the future is bright with hope for those who 
join hands with our Sa\-iour and Lord. 

In This New Year God Begins Again 

With the same wonder God begins again this new 
\ear. He is beginning again in the life of e\'eryone of His 
children all across the world. He is beginning again with 
everv servant of His in their several ministries for Him. 
He is beginning again with every leader whom He has 
pl-ced at the helm for directing His people. He is begin- 
ning again with every minister of the Gospel in the 
homeland, with everv missionary on the foreign field, 
with every teacher of His precious Word. The pages of 
vesterday's record may be stained with personal defeat 
and failure. But the pages of the new year are white .md 
clean, and in the power of Him who works all things 
after the counsel of His own will a record can be written 
that will glow with triumph. 

Grace Seminary and College has a new vear lying be- 
fore her. God has brought the school this far on the 
way, and to Him all the triumphs must be credited. But 
there are failures too, and these must be traced to those 
into whose hands the school has been intrusted. Here, too, 
God is beginning again, and by His grace, in every fac- 
ulty and staff member. He will work His amazing min- 
istry for His good pleasure. 

There lies before the board of directors, the student 
body, the alumni, the members of the corporation the 
same new vear. The God of beginning again invites all 
to look to Him, take courage, have hope, enlarge X'ision, 
and give themselves with determination to march with 
Him into new fields, greater victories, and richer fel- 
lowship with Him. There is no limit to achievement with 
Him, for "he giveth more grace' (James 4:6). 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HER.\LD VOLUME 24 NUMBER 4 

RICHARD E. GRANT. Executive Editor 
Entered as second-class matter April IG, 1943. at the post office at Winona Lake. Ind.. under the act of March 3. 1879. Issued weekly 
bv the Brethren Missionary Herald Co.. Inc., Winona Lake. Ind. Subscription price: S3. 50 a vear, foreign 84.50. Special rates to churches. 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Robert D. Crees. president; Thomas Hammers, vice president: *Mark Malles. secretary: Ralph Colbum. as- 
sistant secretarj-: 'William Male, treasurer; William Schaffer. member at large to executive committee: Bryson' Fetters. Robert E. A. 
Miller, *Herman A, Hoyt, Robert Sackett, Charles Turner and Richard E. Grant. — 'Editorial Committee. 



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"JUST 
A- 
ROAMIN 




For twenty-five years Dr. Alva J. McClain served as president of Grace 
Theological Seminary, and from 1948 as president of Grace College. On 
August 31, 1962 Dr. McClain became president-emeritus of both schools. 

Then a dream began forming. This finally materialized when shortly after 
Thanksgiving of 1962 he and Mrs. McClain left Winona Lake for a schedule- 
free vacation. Their desire was to go— "just a-roamin'." 

With their new self-contained Airstream house trailer, Dr. and Mrs. Mc- 
Clain headed for Texas and warm weather. Then they plan to go to 
Arizona and California. They have no set schedule, for they are "just a-roam- 



[IIIBillllllllilllllllllll'; 



Cover Photo: Educational Issue 



Whos Who 



Don't miss the — 

GRACE 

BIBLE 

CONFERENCE 

February 4-8 

at 

Winona Lake, Indiana 

Speakers 
▼ Dr. Lehman Strauss 

Ds.roit, MichigEn 

TRev. Bruce Button 

Baumen Memorial Lectures 



▼ Dr. Jared Gerig 

Fort W^yn^, Indiana 



-.llill:liiliiliiliili'Bliliili'l]'liiai'Bi:iiili'liillillilffliiliiliiini,' 



Shoivn on this week's cover are, left to right, first low: ]eanine Lar- 
son, Barbara Hindinan, ]oyce Baker, and Judy Rager. Second row, 
Luke Katiffman, David Miller, David Gilbert, and Garry Butt. 



The Grace College faculty has 
selected eight seniors to represent 
the college in the 1963 "Who's Who 
Among Students in American Uni- 
versities and Colleges." This com- 
pilation represents approximately 
1,200 educational institutions. 

Selection of students is made on 
the basis of their wide participation 
in college activities, academic leader- 
ship, and general contributions to 
campus life. 

The eight Grace seniors who have 
been chosen for this honor are: 

JOYCE BAKER, daughter of Rev. 
and Mrs. Wayne Baker, of Aleppo, 
Pennsylvania, served as the editor for 
the 1962 college yearbook, has been 
the treasurer of her class for three 
years, and plans to take graduate 
study next year. 

GARRY BUTT, son of Mr. and 



Mrs. John S. Butt, of Peru, Indiana, 
has majored in music education. He 
served as vice president of his sopho- 
more class, and was vice president of 
the student council last year. He 
traveled this past summer with the 
Heralds of Grace representing the 
college. He will enter Grace Semi- 
nary next fall. 

DAVID GILBERT, son of Rev. 
and Mrs. Robert L. Gilbert, of Erie, 
Pennsylvania, has been active in col- 
lege athletics and served as president 
of the men's athletic club his junior 
year. He is social chairman of the 
student body, and has participated in 
several productions of the dramatics 
department. He plans to enter grad- 
uate school next year. 

BARBARA HINDMAN, daugh- 
(Continued on page 56) 



January 26, 1963 



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Testimonials for Grace 







Academic life at Grace College is tops. As each class is begun 
with prayer I feel like being alert and listening because I know the 
Lord is going to be right beside me, to help me all the way. Then, 
the spiritual applications put a little spice into the lesson. It's also 
wonderful to know that the professors are concerned about us and 
want us to get an education that we maj' serve the Lord in our 
fullest capacity. I just praise the Lord that He brought me here. 
High school left me very discouraged because ver}' few teachers 
had an^' kind of love for God's Word, so they tried to teach all 
kinds of man's ideas instead of God's. I just had no desire to put 
any effort into my studies. I thank the Lord that the teachers out 
here love God's Word, and they teach what God would have them 
teach. I've already acquired a new love for learning, and I'm look- 
ing forward to a wonderful life for the next four years. 

—Leila Masimer 

Palmyra, Pennsylvania 




I believe that the real worth of any institution may be deter- 
mined bv two criteria. First, the difference of its basic principles from 
those of similar institutions, and second, the implementation and 
continuance of those principles within the institution. 

When I applv these same criteria to colleges, or to Christian col- 
leges in particular, I find that Grace College is very nearly unique. 

Grace College had a beginning based upon the unchanging 
principles of God's Word. It would be no problem here to mention 
nationally prominent schools which began as fundamental, evan- 
gelical seminaries, but have since devolved into bases from which 
much current modernistic theology proceeds. 

I am thankful for the Bible-centeredness of Grace College, and 
that it is continually emphasized and followed by the administration, 
faculty, and students. 

—Gerald Hedman 

Seattle, Washington 




I know that if I should attempt to tell what I appreciate most, or 
what I have received thus far at Grace College that neither time 
nor space would permit it. Most certainly an individual should not 
overlook the academic curriculum of the school; however, I would 
like to describe in a few words the friendliness of the students. 

Many times in situations where there are large numbers of people 
together, they are cold and indifferent to one another. This is not 
true of the Grace students. They are very friendly and always have 
a greeting for you during the day. This friendliness means a great 
deal to newcomers and also to upper classmen. The smile and greet- 
ing of a student as you are trying to become accustomed to the 
college routine has a great effect on a person's attitude about col- 
lege life. Whenever someone needs help, he or she doesn't have to 
go very far until they find someone who is more than willing to 
help them, no matter what the situation. 

Friendliness of the students is just one of the aspects that I ap- 
preciate at Grace College. 

—Morris Hacku'orth 

Silver Lake, Indiana 



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Support 

Grace 

With Your 

Prayers 

and 

Gifts 



The advantages of coming to a small Christian college, such as 
Grace College, include both the academic and social aspects. The 
classroom atmosphere is more relaxed, which makes learning easier. 
Because the class is small, students and teachers learn to know one 
another, and it is easier for the instructor to give special attention 
to a student who is having a difficult time with his studies. The 
small size of the class is not the only contributor to the relaxed atmos- 
phere of a classroom. The fact that most of the students and the 
faculty are Christians is a very major contributor to the advantage of 
receiving an education here at Grace. The blessings of having Chris- 
tian friends and instructors are of great value to me. I thank the Lord 
for providing such a college, Grace College, in which I can receive 
my education. 

— Gretchen Sprunger 

B ?rne, Indiana 

The thing that most impressed me about Grace College was the 
Christian faculty. Every class period begins with looking to the 
Lord in prayer. This tends to create a better atmosphere for learn- 
ing with an understanding between the student and the instructor. 
I personally feel more at ease in a Christian atmosphere and am more 
readilv inclined to accept what the instructor has taught because I 
know that we have at least one thing in common— our Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Christ. 

All of the instructors on our faculty here at Grace have a desire 
to help us students in any way they can and are always ready and 
willing to listen to our problems and counsel with us. 

In my opinion the faculty here has gone out of their way to 
welcome us new students and to make us feel that we are a vital 
part of our college. 

—Lucille Davis 

Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania 



3. 



4. 



: experienced in throwing 



-HOW TO RAISE A DELINQUENT: TEN EASY RULES 

Prepared by the Police Department of Houston, Texas 

Begin at infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this 
way he will grow up to believe the world owes him a living. 

When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make 
him think he's cute. 

Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he is twenty- 
one and then let him "decide for himself." 

Pick up everything he leaves lying around— books, shoes, clothes. 
Do everything for him so that he will he < 
all responsibility on others. 

5. Quarrel frequently in his presence. In this way he will not be 
too shocked when the home is broken later. 

6. Give a child all the spending money he wants. Never let him 
earn his own. Why should he have things as tough as you had 
them? 

7. Satisfy his every craving for food, drink, and comfort. Denial 
may lead to harmful frustrations. 

8. Take his part against neighbors, teachers, policemen. They are 
all prejudiced against your child. 

9. When he gets into real trouble, apologize for vourself by saying: 
"I never could do anything with him." 

10. Prepare for a life of grief. You are bound to have it. 



January 26, 7963 



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Christian Service at Grace 



By Evelyn Brubaker, Secretary 
Christian Service Department 



Whv did I come to college? It's 
strange that this question should 
come to my mind. I've been a student 
at Grace for almost three years. I 
shoved the question back in mv mind, 
but during the next few days the 
thought came to me again and again. 
Just whv am I here? 

Well, everyone knows that in order 
to get anvwhere in today's world, one 
must have a college education and, 
of course, a Christian should attend 
a Christian college. But that answer 
didn't satisfy me. Finally I decided 
I'd come to Grace College to prepare 
mvself for my life's service. I could 
gain a better position and salary with 
a college education. But still I felt 
something lacking in mv plans for my 
life. 

After a period of dissatisfaction and 
unhappiness, the Lord spoke to me 
through a verse in II Corinthians 
just as surely as if He had used 
an audible voice. I had asked: "What 
shall I do with my life?" God re- 
plied: "What? know ye not that 
. . . \'e are not your own? Therefore, 
glorifv God in vour body." How 
simple it was! Whv hadn't I under- 
stood this before? This life is not 
mine to live, but rather it belongs to 
God, and it is He who must plan it 
for me. 




Once God had challenged me, I 
began searching the Scriptures to 
discover His plan for my life, and I 
was not disappointed. Christ com- 
manded His followers; "Go ye into 
all the world, and preach the gospel 
to every creature" (Mark 16:15). 
Again it seemed that God spoke di- 
rectly to me. "Now I send thee, to 
open their eyes, and to turn them 
from darkness to light" (Acts 26:18). 

This was wonderful! I'd never 
realized that God wanted every Chris- 
tian to give his life to be used of God 
as missionaries, pastors, youth work- 
ers. Christian day schoolteachers, and 
writers. Now I knew I was preparing 
to ser\'e God wherever He would use 
me. Shordy after I made this dis- 
covery, a chapel speaker challenged 
me by saying: "Crossing an ocean 
ne\'er made a missionary." That 
struck me forcibly. Was I a mission- 




Lloyd Woolman, Director of Christian Service 



ary now? Was I serving God now? 
What was I doing to reach the lost 
people in our area now? I desired 
to serve with all my heart, but what 
could I do? How could I serve God 
while I was yet in college? For the 
answer to these questions I was di- 
rected to the Christian Service De- 
partment. I determined to learn as 
much of its function as I could. 

I learned that there are two basic 
purposes of the department. First, the 
needs of the unsaved people of the 
area surroundin" the college are great, 
and God using the 389 Grace stu- 
dents would have them all come to 
know Him. Second, education can 
make a teacher, or even a pastor, but 
only experience can make a soul-win- 
ner. I was told that every experience 
of witnessing, every type of Chris- 
tian service serves to better prepare 
me for an effective ministry in what- 
ever phase of service God may choose 
to use me. 

To meet these two needs, Grace 
College has formed the Christian 
Service Department. Because practi- 
cal experience in Christian service 
is recognized at Grace as an essential 
part of the total program of Christian 
education, this department was 
formed to encourage us to serve God 
by providing many opportunities for 
the use of musical and expressional 
talents. 

I found that through the Christian 
Service Department, many of my 
classmates teach Sunday-school class- 
es, lead young people's- groups in the 
local churches, direct Youth for 
Christ and YMCA clubs in the pub- 
lic schools, and teach Child Evan- 
gelism clubs in private homes. Also, 
groups of students travel to surround- 
ing towns to visit in the hospitals and 
nursing homes, as well as engage in 
house-to-house visitation, or personal 
\\'itness. Many men serve as part-time 
pastors, youth ministers, or music 
directors of local churches. Many stu- 
dents who are musically inclined 
have found a field of real service in 
gospel teams, or singing in trios, 



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quartets, and church choirs, as well 
as plaving musical instruments. 

I had never realized that each year, 
manv bovs and girls come to know 
Jesus Christ as Saviour as a result of 
Grace students teaching Child Evan- 
gelism classes. This type of service 
certainly bears fruits for God, but per- 
haps e\'en more important for a stu- 
dent preparing for full-time Christian 
service, such as mvself Child Evan- 
gelism is a field in which the student 
can learn to know Christ in a fuller 
way, and also learn how to better 
witness and serve Him. 

Margaret Hull, a Phoenix, Arizona 
senior told me: "Studying the Bible 
lessons and trying to express God's 
marxelous message in the simple 
words of a child has been a real 
blessing to me. It is a challenge to see 
a child's delight in the discovery of 
the basic truths that have become 'old 
stuff to me. The questions that chil- 
dren can ask are thought provoking." 
Certainly the training she has gained 



through this Christian service will be 
of great value to her if the Lord 
should lead her to the mission field. 
This is the kind of Christian service 
I am interested in. 

Millie Cooley, a senior from De- 
troit, Michigan, feels that individual 
evangelism or personal witnessing is 
the type of Christian service best 
suited for preparing her for full-time 
service. "In personal visitation," she 
told me, "I am forced into utter de- 
pendence on God and reliance on 
the Holy Spirit. I have no assistants, 
no lesson books, just Christ who is 
more than sufficient." That's just 
what I need! 

"Through working in a nursing 
home and hospital," Tom Miller, a 
Pennsylvania sophomore told me, "I 
am getting a vision of the great num- 
hers of unhappy people in the world 
who are hungering and longing for 
the happiness and rest that is only 
to be found in Christ." Oh, how I 



need to see the needs of people with- 
out Christ. 

And it seemed that the list of bene- 
fits my friends derived from Christian 
service activities could be endless. Ap- 
parently no matter what the talent, 
or what the field of ser\'ice, God is 
working through Grace students to 
fulfill this twofold purpose of the 
Christian Service Department, which 
really is the purpose of Christ for my 
life. The unsaved people in this area 
are being reached by the Gospel, and 
the students are being trained in 
methods of soul-winning, and are 
given the privilege of becoming ut- 
terly dependent upon the Lord. I 
am convinced that God would have 
me begin serving Him while I am 
here at Grace. 

Now my problem is, which of the 
many fields of Christian service 
should I enter? Which would best 
train me, and where can God use me 
most? I \yonder if I could participate 
in all the fields? 




January 26, 1963 



55 



NOURISHED IN THE WORDS 



NEW TESTAMENT WORD STUDIES— 27 



ANOTHER COMFORTER 

To the beualdered disciples in the 
upper room who faced an uncertain 
future without Jesus, our Lord gave 
this promise: "I will pray the Father, 
and he shall give you another Com- 
forter" (John 14:16). This revelation 
had tremendous significance, not 
onlv to those eleven men on the eve 
of the crucifixion, but also for all be- 
lievers from that day on. It was a 
promise whose fulfillment is en- 
joved by every Christian. 

Of particular interest is the word 
used to designate this "Comforter." 
It appears in the New Testament 
only in John's writings— four times in 
his Gospel and once in his First 
Epistle. Yet the original word (Greek: 
paraJdetos) has a breadth of meaning 
not precisely conveyed by any one 
English term. We must therefore 
examine its uses in the original lan- 
guage to define properly its full 
meaning. 

In John's Gospel the "Comforter" 
is said to be the Holy Spirit (John 
14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). All of these 
instances were statements of Jesus 
made to the disciples on the night 
before His death. Since one of them 
(14:16) calls the Spirit "another com- 
forter," we must expect the Spirit 
to take the place of the absent Jesus 
in some sense, and carry on some of 
the functions toward believers that 
Tesus had been doing. This thouoht is 

-' o o 

reinforced by the fact that Jesus him- 
self is called by John a farakletos in 
I John 2:1: "We have an advocate 
with the Father, Jesus Christ the 
righteous." There the emphasis is on 
Christ's work as a legal representative 
who pleads our cause before the 
Heavenly Father. Hence the Holy 
Spirit must also be our helper who 
assists us in time of need. 

Furthermore, that the Holy Spirit 
is a true representative of Christ in 
believers is evidenced by another 
name given to Him in Scripture. In 
John 14:17 He is called the "Spirit 
of truth." Earlier in the same chap- 
ter, John records Jesus as saying: 
"I am the trudi" (14:6). Thus the 
Spirit carries on the function of Jesus 



bv being the divine Witness in the 
believer and in the world to the truth 
which is in Christ. 

But what about that translation 
"Comforter"? How can "Comforter" 
and "advocate" (or lawyer) both trans- 
late the same word? "Comforter" en- 
tered the English Bible with Wvc- 
liffe's version (c. 1380), but the term 
then had a much wider connotation 
than the modern meaning of one 
who consoles in time of sorrow or dis- 
tress. One scholar has pointed out 
that Wvcliffe used the cognate verb 
to translate Ephesians 6:10, "Be ye 
comforted in the Lord," where the 
word being translated means "em- 
powered" or "enabled." 

William Barclay has shown that 
in ordinarv secular Greek the most 
characteristic usage of the word has 
to do with help gi\'en in some kind 
of legal trial. The parakletos was the 
friend of the defendant, called in to 
give testimony on his behalf. He was 
the "prisoner's friend" (More JSew 
Testament Words, pp 131-138). This 
is the clear sense of I John 2:1. 

Another use of the word by the 
Greeks enlarges our concept. The 




By Homer A. Kent, Jr., Th.D. 



term (at least, a cognate form) was 
used of exhorting troops in battle, en- 
couraging them to be gallant and 
strong in face of danger. Here we 
see the emphasis in the Gospel oc- 
currences of the term. Just as Christ 
is the believer's helper and friend be- 
fore God (I John 2:1), so the Holy 
Spirit is the believer's helper and en- 
courager in the problems of life. He 
imparts strength, courage, and assis- 
tance so that the believer may be 
victorious in the spiritual battles of 
life. 



WHO'S WHO . . . 

(Coiitiiined from page 51) 

ter of Mrs. Robert Taylor, Johnstown, 
Pennsvlvania, has served as president 
of the dorm senate and was selected 
as 1963 Homecoming Queen attend- 
ant. She has been active in the dra- 
matics department at Grace. 

LUKE KAUFFMAN, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Jeremiah M. Kauffman, of 
Palmvra, Pennsvlvania, is the presi- 
dent of the student bodv. Last vear 
Luke served on the dorm senate, and 
is now serving as a dean's assistant. 
He plans to go on to graduate studv 
in Grace Seminary next vear. 

Mrs. JEANINE LARSON, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swetlic, 
of Mansfield, Ohio, was the 1962 
Homecoming Queen at Grace Col- 



lege. In 1961 she was editor of the 
college annual, and ser\'£u as a dean's 
assistant. She plans to teac' 

DAVID MILLER, son of Rev. at., i 
Mrs. R. E. A. Miller, of Glendale, 
California, is co-editor of the 19o3 
college yearbook. He is the student 
bodv social chairman, and has served 
as a class officer several times. He 
traveled tiiis past summer with the 
Heralds of Grace representing the 
college. Upon graduation he plans 
to enter Grace Seminary. 

JUDY RACER, daughter of Rev. 
and Mrs. Donald Rager, of Cone- 
maugh, Pennsylvania, has been ac- 
tive in dramatics, and is the captain 
of the varsitv cheerleaders. This past 
summer she traveled with the Gospel- 
Heirs ladies quartet for the college. 
Judy plans to enter elementary edu- 
cation upon graduation. 



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REMEMBER 

GRACE 

THEOLOGICAL 

SEMINARY 

AND 
COLLEGE 

▼ /n your will 

▼ Through annuities 
WBy your gifts 
yYour insurance 




DORMITORY FUND REPORT 



lo date: Jan. 10, 1963 



RECEIPTS AND UNPAID PLEDGES 

Receipts to date: Unpaid pledges: 

Gifts $ 97,657 Gifts $ 13,667 

Investments 345,490 Investments 19,000 



Total receipts $443,147 Total unpaid pledges 32,667 

GOAL $600,000 

Total receipts and unpaid pledges 475,814 



Balance needed $124,186 



Gifts to Grace Theological Seminary — November andDecember 1962 



(First) 19.00 

16.00 

50.00 

121.00 

80.00 

21.00 

5.00 

353.75 

401.97 



(Pike) 



(First) .. 
(First) .. 



General Building 
Fund Fund 
Allegheny 

Aleppo, Pa 30.00 

Jenners. Pa 173.67 

Listie, Pa 305.62 

Meyersdale. Pa 134.50 

Meyersdale, Pa. 

(Summit Mills) 106.04 

Washington. Pa 24.00 

East 

Altoona, Pa 

Altoona, Pa. (Grace) 

Butler, Pa 

Conemaugh, Pa 

Conemaugh. Pa 

Everett, Pa 

Hopewell. Pa. . 

Johnstown, Pa 

Kittanning, Pa 
Indiana 

Berne 

Flora 

Goshen 

Leesburg .... 

Osceola 

Peru 

Sidney 

South Bend . 

Warsaw 

Winona Lake 2,395.79 

Iowa 

Cedar Rapids 

Leon 

Waterloo 

Winona, Miiui. 
Michigan 

Alto 

Hastings 

Lake Odessa 

Lansing 

New Troy 211.50 

Mid-Atlantic 

Hagerstown, Md. 

(Calvary) 276.23 30.00 

Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) 831.86 

Washington. D. C. (First) 42.00 

Winchester, Va 13.50 15.10 

Midwest 

Denver. Colo 5.00 

Portis. Kans 100.00 

Nor-Cal 

Modesto, Calif. (LaLoma) 

Sacramento, Calif 

San Jose. Calif 

Northern Atlantic 

Harrisburg. Pa 184.13 



85.00 

57.00 

94.00 

20.79 

130.00 

35.00 

93.00 

159.00 

125.00 



2.00 

3.00 

305.79 

7.00 



5.00 
40.90 
00 



115.50 

12.50 

8.00 



9.50 



125.50 

8.00 

15.00 

33.50 
179.15 

47.00 

6.00 
19.32 

8.00 
10.00 
50.00 
20.60 

1.00 
184.05 

66.00 

79.35 



Lancaster. Pa 
Palmyra. Pa. 
Philadelphia, 
York, Pa. . . . 
Northern Ohio 
Akron 



General Building 
Fund Fund 

47.50 

35.00 

Pa. (First) 860.00 15.00 
83.55 



416.63 

Ashland 1.240.00 

19.00 

52.00 

35.00 

78.57 

Cuyahoga Falls 255.65 



Ankenytown 
Barberton 
Canton . . 
Cleveland 



Danville 
Findlay . 
Fremont 
Homerville 



67.00 

20.36 

386.15 

53.00 



Mansfield (Woodville) ... 95.46 

Middlebraneh 117.00 

Rittman 31.00 

Sterling 40.00 

Wooster 108.30 

Northwest 

Portland. Oreg 15.00 

Seattle. Wash 300.00 

Sunnyside. Wash 90.00 

Yakima. Wash 40.00 

Sr.utheast 

Fort Lauderdale. Fla. . . . 315.50 

Hollins. Va 20.00 

Radford, Va 25.00 

Virginia Beach. Va 33.00 

Southern California and Arizona 

Bellflower. Calif 5.50 

Compton. Calif 250.00 

Fillmore. Calif 5.85 

Inglewood, Calif 257.00 

LaVerne, Calif 59.75 

Long Beach, Calif. (First) 653.50 
Long Beach. Calif. 

(Los Altos) 35.00 

Montclair. Calif 87.29 

Norwalk, Calif 91.25 

Paramount. Calif 49.00 

Rialto, Calif 88.36 

Sou;h Pasadena. Calif. . . 13.00 

Temple City. Calif 9.30 

Westminster. Calif 30.00 

Whittier. Calif. (Com.) .. 166.07 

Whittier, Calif. (First) .. 5.00 

Southern Ohio 

Brookville 31.00 

Clayton 57.00 

Dayton (First) 447.17 

Dayton (Grace) 21.18 



2.00 
11.00 



5.00 
49.00 



89.70 



Mansfield (Grace) 2.040.00 199.00 



73.00 
12.00 
25.00 
16.00 



162.55 



12.00 



45.00 
323.50 



5.00 



8.00 
234.88 



General Building 
Fund Fund 
395.74 
224.60 



Dayton (North Riverdale) 
Dayton (Patterson Park) 

Englewood 

Ke.tering 

Trotwood 

Vandalia 

Miscellaneous 

Isolated Brethren 

Non-Brethren 1,793.: 

Maintenance Gift 923.00 



1.00 
40.00 



5.00 



351.38 
5.00 
40.00 
20.00 



5.00 



5.00 
215.00 



Totals 19,773.13 3.038.73 

DESIGNATED GIFTS 

Listie. Pa 10.00 

Meyersdale. Pa 54.00 

Conemaugh. Pa. (Singer Hill) .. 20.00 

Everett. Pa 50.00 

Johnstown. Pa. (First) 19.50 

Johnstown, Pa. (Riverside) 5.00 

Kittanning. Pa. (First) 501.00 

Berne. Ind 29.80 

Goshen. Ind 2.00 

Kokomo. Ind 100.00 

Leesburg, Ind 15.40 

Osceola, Ind 5.00 

Peru, Ind 84.68 

Sidney, Ind 16.90 

Winona Lake. Ind 409.34 

Cedar Rapids. Iowa 212.50 

Leon, Iowa 5.00 

Waterloo, Iowa 11.00 

Lake Odessa. Mich 5.00 

Washington. D. C. (First) 25.00 

Winchester. Va 4.00 

Harrisburg. Pa 5.00 

Ashland, Ohio 658.00 

Canton. Ohio 87.62 

Fremont. Ohio 25.00 

Rittman, Ohio 10.00 

Grandview. Wash 28.75 

Sunnyside. Wash 2.00 

Johnson City. Tenn 200.00 

Bellflower. Calif 13.50 

Norwalk. Calif 10.00 

Dayton. Ohio (First) 21.50 

Dayton. Ohio (North Riverdale) . 6.00 

Isolated Brethren 25.00 

Non-Brethren 624.50 

National Fellowship of 

Brethren Laymen 112.18 

National Brethren WMC 190.86 

Brethren Missionary Herald Co. . 75.00 

Miscellaneous and Anonymous . . 2.035.28 

Totals 5.715.31 



January 26, 7963 



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■ E.'ANGiLICAL PRESS ASSCCIATICN 



JACKSON, MICH. Gilbert 
Hawkins, pastor of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church, was special speaker at 
the Parole Camp of Southern Michi- 
gan State Prison on Jan. 4. This is 
the largest walled prison in the world. 

HOLLINS, VA. Congratulations 
to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd N. Hamblin, 
faithful members of the Patterson 
Memorial Brethren Church, who 
celebrated their 60th weddino anni- 
versarv on Oct. 12, 1962. 

LA VERNE, CALIF. William J. 
Roberts, vice president of the Far 
East Broadcasting Company, and 
Mr. Einar WaeiTno, Swedish dra- 
matic tenor, presented a special serv- 
ice at the First Brethren Church on 
Jan. 6. Dr. Elias D. White, pastor. 

WOOSTER, OHIO. Kenneth 
Ashman was elected to remain as pas- 
tor of the First Brethren Church for 
his 17th year on Jan. 8. 

LISTIE, PA. Max DeArmev is 
serving as interim pastor of the Lis- 
tie Brethren Church. 

PHOENIX, ARIZ. Approximately 
800 people attended the Annual 
Christmas program presented bv the 
Grace Brethren Dav School on 
Thursday and Friday evenings. The 
New Year's Watch Night Service 
was highlighted bv a surprise shower 
for Pastor and Mrs. Russell Konves. 

DALLAS CENTER, IOWA. The 
First Brethren Church extended a 
call to Jim Custer, senior at Grace 
Seminary, to become pastor of the 
church. Mr. Custer has accepted the 
call and will assume pastoral duties 
around July 1. Jesse B. Deloe, Jr.. 
is presently serving as interim pastor. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. The 
Grace Brethren Church recorded a 
50 percent increase in all services of 
the church in the last quarter of 
1962. Dr. Orville Jobson will be guest 
missions speaker here on Feb. 3. 

SPOKANE, WASH. Reuel Cook, 



938 Yes-262 No 

f. The subscribers to the Brethren Missionary Herald have decided 

S to change to a color biweekly magazine by a vote of 938 in favor 

'4 of the change and 262 opposed. This means 78 percent of the votes 

5 were yes, and only 22 percent nO: 

S 

d The new color issues of the Herald will begin in February. There 

S will be no change in subscription rates. The larger biweekly in color 

^ will cost approximately the same amount to publish as the smaller 

^ black and white weekly magazine. First estimates had indicated 

'd that the change would be more expensive, but now that figures 

? have been finalized the cost is nearly the same. Praise the Lord 

% for His evident blessing upon this new undertaking. 

> The old Gospel message will now appear in a more readable and 

S attractive magazine. Look for the new issues to begin on February 9. 



formerly missionary to Brazil under 
the Evangelical LInion of South 
America for three terms, is serving 
as interim pastor of the First Breth- 
ren Church. 

SIDNEY, IND. Congratulations 
to Mr. and Mrs. William Boyer who 
celebrated their 60th wedding anni- 
versary and Mr. Bover's 82d birthday 
on Jan. 10. They are members of the 
Sidney Brethren Church. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. Mark 
Malles hes accepted the call to serve 
as pastor of the First Brethren Church 
for the ninth year. 

AKRON, OHIO. Russell Ogden 
read his resignation as pastor of the 
First Brethren Church on Jan. 13. 
The resignation will become effective 
June 16. Pastor Ogden has accepted 





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Rev. Russell Ogden 

the offer to become president of the 
Akron Bible Institute. He has served 
as Dean of the Bible Institute for two 
years, and taught Bible and Doctrine 
for three. This school, now in its 24th 



year, is operating only e\'enings at 
present, but tentative plans call for 
developing a campus and full day pro- 
gram in the near future. The Bible 
Institute was founded by Dr. Ray- 
mond Gingrich in 1939, who served 
as president for 18 years. 

WHITTIER, CALIF. A special 
e\angelistic crusade was scheduled 
for the Community Brethren Church 
beginning Jan. 20. An unusual evan- 
gelistic team of brothers. Bill and 
Elmer Piper, of Greenville, S. C. 
were featured as evangelist and sing- 
er. Ward Miller, pastor. 

SEATTLE, WASH. Mrs. Harold 
He\vitt of the View Ridge Brethren 
Church was presented a beautiful 
inscribed loving cup from the Sunday 
school as the "Teacher of the Year" 
award on Jan. 6. Rev. Bill Eakin, 
International Bible Club Director of 
Youth for Christ, will be the featured 
Youth Sunday speaker on Feb. 3. 
Phillip J. Simmons is pastor. 

MARTINSBURG, PA. The First 
Brethren Church, John Terrell, pas- 
tor received S881.73 in gifts at the 
annual Christmas birthday for Jesus 
offering on Dec. 23, 1962. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. The 
Christian Service Brigade of the Wi- 
nona Lake Brethren Church recently 
received their charter, which will be 
presented officially on Jan. 27. There 
are 17 charter members with Richard 
Kelley, Grace Seminary student, as 



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their captain. Charles Ashman is pas- 
tor. 

DAYTON, OHIO. Russell Ward 
submitted his resignation as pastor 
of the North Riverdale Brethren 
Church on Dec. 30, 1962, which will 
become effective March 31, 1963. 

BEAUMONT, CALIF. John 
Maves, assistant pastor of the First 
Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif., 
presented a series of pictures of the 
Holv Land at the Cherry Valley 
Brethren Church during Jan. 16 and 
17. 

BANGUI, AFRICA. Rev. and 
Mrs. C. B. Sheldon arrived here on 
Dec. 30, 1962, to resume their serv- 
ice as Brethren missionaries. They 
had come to the United States in 
December 1961 to obtain medical 
treatment for Mr. Sheldon. 

KITTANNING, PA. 

A forced-air gas furnace was in- 
stalled in the North Buffalo Brethren 
Church, Mav 1960. This is now com- 
pletely paid for. Paneling has been 
purchased for the walls of the base- 
ment. We look forward to havino the 

o 

walls and ceiling on the basement 
soon. Before Christmas the Pastor 
and Mrs. Walter were asked to come 
over to the church and found it 
decorated for Christmas and about 
60 people there to wish the Walters 
a Merrv Christmas. Some lovelv gifts 
were received and $62 in cash. This 
cash later was increased to about 
$128. We appreciate the good spirit 
of fellowship manifest. About 140 
people attended the Christmas pro- 
gram when the Sunday school pre- 
sented the Moody Monthly program 
'The Heart of Christmas." 

Fred Wm. Walter 



CUctiJinq JOcUA 



A six month's free subscription to the 
Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 
those whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Janice Rockman, and A'litchel 
Kaeppel, Oct. 27, 1962, at the View 
Ridge Brethren Church, Seattle, 
Wash. 

Lois Jean Wertz and Karl Kenny, 
Dec. 8, 1962, at the Conemaugh 



Brethren Church, Conemaugh, Pa. 

Dorothy Barnes and Ronnie Heck- 
ler, Jan. 6, at the First Brethren 
Church, Wooster, Ohio. 

Kave Holsinger and Ismet Nuri, 
Dec. 30, 1962, at the First Brethren 
Church, Winchester, Va. 



ENDS 
EARTHLY 
PILGRIMAGE 

Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be sumbitted in writing by a pcistor. 

STEYER, Mrs. Rosa, 90, was 
taken to be with her Lord on Dec. 
20, 1962. She was a member of the 
LaLoma Brethren Church, Modesto, 
Calif. 

—J. Paul Miller, pastor 

WHITE, David, 15, lost his life in 
an automobile accident on New 
Year's day 1963. He was a member 
of the LaLoma Brethren Church, 
Modesto, Calif. 

—J. Paul Miller, pastor 

KEYSER, Charles, 76, went to 
be with the Lord on Jan. 7. He was 
a member of the First Brethren 



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Allen Linger, Dayton, Ohio 
Howard Vulgamore, Warsaw, Ind. 
Dean I. Walter, Duncansville, Pa. 
Fred Wm. Walter, Kittanning, Pa. 
Russell M. Ward, Dayton, Ohio 
Norman Uphouse, Winona Lake, 
Ind. 



Church of Barberton, Ohio. Funeral 
services were conducted by Robert 
Markley and James Young. 

—Robert Markley, pastor 

ZUG, Amanda, was called home 
to be with the Lord on Dec. 27, 1962. 
She was a faithful and spirit-filled 
member of the Grace Brethren 
Church, San Bernardino, Calif. 

— Emlyn Jones, pastor 

LATHLEAN, Hazel, was called 
home to heaven last December 1962. 
She was a member of the Grace 
Brethren Church, San Bernardino, 
Calif. 

—Emlyn Jones, pastor 



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Are We Acceptable? 



To be accepted by one's family, 
friends, or society is man's prime con- 
cern—his chief goal in the world to- 
day. In his shortsightedness, he sees 
nothing more than position and social 
favor for which to expend his efforts 
—nothing more lasting than tempo- 
rary acceptance by a group of shallow 
and temporary friends. Even if he 
sees no real value in such strivings, 
he will pretend an exuberance to 
equal that of his success-conscious 
neighbor so as not to lose out in the 
race. He will place a false and un- 
due emphasis on something he can- 
not truly put his heart into, and all 
for the sake of being accepted. 

But how much of this concern for 
acceptance does man carry over into 
his relationship with God? How big 
a part does God play in our daily 
strivings for success and attainment? 

"Not enough," the majority of us 
will have to answer. And yet, do we 
not use as our benediction Psalm 
19:14: "Let the words of my mouth, 
and the meditation of my heart, be 
acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my 
strength, and my redeemer"? Why 
then the emphasis on material things, 
when we have asked God to let our 
meditations be upon things that 
would be acceptable in His sight? 
Not that earthly success is not in ac- 
cordance with God's will for man's 
life, but is this more important than 
living a spiritual and God-filled life 
regardless of society. 

What exacdy, in God's terms, does 
acceptable mean? It means that we 
are to live above the world's concep- 
tion of acceptance, to seek for higher 
and more lasting goals than those 
which the world has set. Acceptance, 
in God's sight, is a minute-by-min- 
ute abiding in the center of His will, 
a wholehearted dedication to the task 
to which He has appointed us. 

To do this, we must first present 
our inner selves for His cleansing. 
Our hearts and minds must be rid of 
their worldly desires and passions and 
filled instead with the love of God 
and a love for Him. There must be 
instilled in each of us the zeal to 
live for God and find favor in His 



eves. 



By Eileen Hunley 

Roano^ce, Virginia 



But to live for Him, we must know 
His plan for Christian living. To 
know this plan, we need only look to 
Matthew 7:12: "Therefore all things 
whatsoever ye would that men should 
do to you, do ye even so to them." 
We might broaden the interpretation 
of this commandment to read: There- 
fore, whatsoever manner of man ye 
would that men should be, be ye 
even so as they. For our private 
lives are just as much a testimony 
to others as the way in which we 
treat our fellow man. 

In His Word, Ghrist has given us 
some forty qualities that we, as Chris- 
tians, are to possess. In Romans, we 
are instructed to live peaceably and 
agreeably with all men, having a 
meek and quiet spirit. We are told to 
be fervent and sincere in our charity 
toward others, always forgivino, sen- 
tie, patient, and compassionate. Sym- 
pathy and encouragement are ours 
to proffer in time of sorrow and need. 

Kindness is to be administered, not 
as a means of self-glory, but rather 
to glorify God and typify His good- 
ness. We are to be discreet and chaste 
in well-doing, extending gratitude 
where gratitude is due, and always 
maintaining a spirit of humbleness. 

We are told in the Book of Prov- 
erbs to be merry at heart, joyful, and 
optimistic. We need only take our 
troubles to God and be given a song 
in return. We are thus manifesting 
complete confidence and trust in 
Him to make things right again. 

Christ placed a strong emphasis 
on the qualities of reliability, faith- 
fulness, and loyalty. When we are 
reputed to be dependable, number- 
less opportunities will come our way 
to perform services for mankind and, 
in so doing, for God. 

Few people can say with Paul, "For 
I have learned in whatsoever state 
I am, therewith to be content." We 
are constantly beset by feelings of 
envy and jealousy for those who have 
more or better than we have. And 



vet is it not true that only content- 
ment can bring real happiness? 

Our every-day dealings with our 
friends and neighbors, and with busi- 
ness associates, speak much for our 
character. Are we unerringly cour- 
teous and polite regardless of circum- 
stances, fair in every situation, and 
self-sacrificing? Or are we always 
warv of the other fellow, making co- 
operation and organization arduous? 

Perhaps the most difficult quality 
of Christian living for us to sustain 
is that of self-control. How many 
times we allow our tempers to take 
rein in a situation when one, quick, 
silent prayer could so easily spare 
consequent misunderstandings and 
hurt feelings. 

If we are concerned about man's 
opinion of us, how much more con- 
cern we should have for God's opin- 
ion. If we care to be accepted in the 
eyes of man, how much more ought 
we care to be found acceptable in 
the eyes of God who has created us 
for His glory and honor. 

To be acceptable to our Master is 
to be acceptable to man. For a life 
well-pleasing to God cannot be less 
than well-pleasing to our friends and 
family. We need only be successful 
in following a Christlike pattern of 
living to be a success on earth— maybe 
not a success in man's terms of wealth 
and social status, but a success on 
God's terms of happiness and peace. 

We fall so short of God's require- 
ments; and at times we would give 
up the fight, despairing within our- 
selves and saying, "I can't, I can't." 
Nor can we by our own frail wills 
and weak strength. We can onlv 
meet God's standards with God's 
strength of will. And this strength 
is only a prayer away. When we face 
discouragement and temptation, 
God's hand is in ours. We need only 
cling to Him in place of letting go. 
In that way, we allow God to aid us 
in our endeavors to render our lives 
more acceptable to Him. The en- 
deavoring is made easier, materialism 
less desirable when we make it our 
practice to set our affections on 
things above, and not on things on 
the earth. 



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^"BE\NARE OF THE LEAVEN 
OF THE PHARISEES!" 



WARNINGS 

A6AINST 

LEAVEN 



By Charles H. Ashman, D.D. 

West Covina, California 



Leaven in the Scriptures is a sym- 
bol of false doctrine and types of 
evil. The Bible gives many warnings 
against it. The Old Testament Pass- 
over was celebrated with "unleav- 
ened bread." The penalty of death 
was decreed upon tolerating its pres- 
ence in the home during this Pass- 
over Feast. The Holy Communion 
of the New Testament was instituted 
with "unleavened bread" and should 
always be observed thus. First Co- 
rinthians 5:6 to 8 teaches this. The 
ten passages in the New Testament 
in which we find the word "leaven" 
all warn us against it. 

Spiritual leaven is very dangerous! 
The Bible uses the word "beware" 
in warning against it. This word 
means to watch, to take heed, to 
guard against the subtility of it. It is 
mighty dangerous, even in its small- 
est form. "A little leaven leaveneth 
the whole lump," the Bible declares. 

There are four major types of 
leaven exposed in the Scriptures. We 
are warned against the leaven of the 
Pharisees, of the Sadducees, of the 



Herodians, and against that of malice 
and wickedness. Other warnings are 
also found in the Bible, but these are 
the four most dangerous forms of 
leaven. 

The Leaven of the Pharisees 

The description of the leaven of 
the Pharisees is found in the Book 
of Luke, chapter 11, and in the Book 
of Matthew, chapter 15. The Lord 
described it as hypocrisy. He said: 
"Beware of the leaven of the Phari- 
sees, which is h)'pocrisy." The de- 
scription indicates that it consisted 
principally of empty profession, glar- 
ing inconsistency, veneer deceit, and 
masquerade coverup. 

The Pharisees professed much, but 
possessed little. Their lip and life 
did not agree. "They say, but do not" 
was Christ's pronouncement. They 
deliberately made an empty profes- 
sion. All Christians fall short of 
reaching the ideal in Christ in liv- 
ing. In human weakness we profess 
more than we possess. Hypocrisy is 
deliberate! The natives said to the 
missionary: "There is too much dif- 



ference between you and your Bible." 
There is always some difference, too 
much. We are not perfect Christians. 
But the Pharisees didn't care about 
this, they were intentionally empty 
in their balloon professions. We need 
to be vigilant of this element of leav- 
en. We must to the fullest of possi- 
bility live up to our motto: "The 
Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing 
but the Bible." If we decide not to 
live up to it, then we must discard 
it or be guilty of hypocrisy. 

"O consistency thou art a jewel." 
The Pharisees were guilty of tolerat- 
ing glaring inconsistencies. They 
were lazy loafers in spiritual things. 
They were evaders in the essentials. 
They were squirmers in real service. 
The slogan, "Let George do it," must 
have originated with them. They 
bound heavy burdens on others, but 
didn't lift the little finger to do any- 
thing themselves. They talked loud, 
but lived a whisper. They were spirit- 
ual shirkers. "Beware of the leaven of 
the Pharisees." Unless it is an impossi- 
bility, or the Lord leads definitely 
against it, a Christian ought always to 
say: "I'll be most happy to accept 
this responsibility and count it a privi- 
lege to serve." 

The leaven of the Pharisees always 
produces veneer shallowness. Christ 
condemned the Pharisees as "whited- 
sepulchres." They whitewashed the 
outside to cover up the filth within. 
Christ compared them to "wolves in 
sheep's clothing." They made lengthy 
prayers as a pretense of piety. They 
sewed ruffles on their robes for dis- 
play attraction. Today they cut them 
off for the same purpose. Their "re- 
ligion" was only skindeep, and the 
skin was very thin. Leaven always 
produces veneer shallowness— foam 
on the surface. It is a masquerade 
coverup because there are so many 
things under cover. 

"Beware of the leaven of the 
Pharisees." Hypocrites are blind 
guides, stumbling blocks, liars, wind- 
bags. They "speak lies in hypocrisy" 
(I Tim 4:2). This form of leaven is 
becoming prevalent today. Too many 
are being permeated with it. Beware 
of even a little of it. "A little leaven 
leaveneth the whole lump." The time 
to cast it out is when it first appears. 
It is a living thins, fermenting and 
fomenting. Beware! 



January 26, 1963 



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The 
Threshers 



By Dean Risser 

Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 
Margate, Florida 



My brother and I jumped out of 
bed without any prodding that morn- 
ing, for the threshers were coming 
and we were going to help thresh 
the wheat! This was in the days be- 
fore the combine was used very much 
in harvestino grain in our area of 
north-central Ohio. Many of the 
farmers still used the old-fashioned 
binder to cut and bundle the wheat. 

After the binder had done its work 
and scattered the bundles of ripe 
wheat over the field, the farmer and 
his help (two bovs at our place) 
would go through the field setting up 
the bundles and capping the shock 
with another one. After curing for 
some time, the wheat would be ready 
to run through the huge threshing 
machine, which would separate the 
grain from the straw. 

Then came the big dav! Neighbor- 
ing farmers had been notified and 
came to give us a helping hand with 
threshing. Wagonloads of the bund- 
les were brought in and parked be- 
side the roaring, giant machine. 



Empty wagons were taken to the 
field for another load, and grain was 
stacked and stored. A large stack was 
built in the barnyard from the blown 
straw out of the threshing machine. 
Activity e\'erywhere! 

The outstanding event of the day, 
howe\er, was at noon when these 
sweating, dusty men came in and sat 
at the table to eat. What a table! 
And what food! Those chicken legs 
went into those mouths like bundles 
into the thresher! Tremendous appe- 
tites made short work of the moun- 
tains of fried chicken, mashed po- 
tatoes, pickles, and home-canned 
vegetables. I had never seen— or done 
—such eiiting! 

The secret of the eating was the 
appetite; the secret of the appetite 
was the hard work the threshers had 
done. 

I have seen many born-again be- 
lievers with sickly appetites for the 
Word of God. Again, the secret of 
the appetite is hard work. 

Many believers cannot stand such 
a heavy spiritual diet as Sunday 
school, morning worship, evening 



service, prayer meeting, and then 
daily study of the Word of God, too! 
Thev are seeking enjoyment, fellow- 
ship, entertainment, and spiritual 
pleasure at church rather than hard 
work. Don't expect much of an ap- 
petite for the Word from them. 

On the other hand, some cannot 
seem to get enough of the Word. 
They always have a question, an at- 
tentive attitude, an eagerness to 
serve. Thev are either very young 
Christians or devoted, mature Chris- 
tians who are all out for the Lord. 

Then there are some who are will- 
ing to work and hoping for a job, but 
no one has ti-ained or enlisted them. 
Many teen-age believers are among 
them. They are like I was on my first 
job in the harvest— inexperienced. 
But one of the men worked with me 
and showed me how to do mv job 
well, and when dinner came I was 
ready for it! 

If you have no taste for a daily 
diet of the Word, you may need a 
bit of spiritual exercise. If you haven't 
a job, go ask for one! The pastor can't 
read your mind. 

Pastor, superintendent, there are 
people at your elbows wanting to 
work but \-\'ho hesitate because they 
are not trained. Spend some time with 
them, and double your effectiveness 
by it. 

May there be a full count at your 
spiritual table each time the Word of 
God is spread before them! 




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LAYMEN'S PAGE 



THE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF BRETHREN LAYME.\ 



COMPILED BY IvENNETH E. HERMAN 



Sunday, February 24 
Is Evang-elism Sunday 

We urge you to plan now for this 
day. Manv churches are turning over 
the entire dav to the laymen. Talk 
this over with vour pastor now. If 
you have an outstanding layman 
speaker, use him. 

Tiro Goals— 

▼ The salvation of souls through an 
intense effort. 

▼ Receiving of gifts for the Board of 
Evangelism— the National Laymen 
have set a goal of $3,500. 

A COMPLETE SUGGESTED 

PROGRAM HAS BEEN MAILED 

TO EACH PASTOR 



NEWS 

. . . of Laymen's Activities 

DAYTON, OHIO. The men's 
fellowship of the First Brethren 
Church helped to remodel a home at 
4029 West Third Street, which was 
willed to Grace Seminary bv the late 
Mrs. Lottie Walters. Nine Saturdays 
were spent on the job during which 
a coat of paint was applied to the out 
side of the house, and every inside 
room was redecorated. New liohtino 
fixtures were installed, floors revar- 
nished, kitchen floor was tiled, new 
linoleum and water closet in the 
bathroom, and plumbing repaired 
throughout the house. 

The following men helped in the 
project: Sam Grice, James Hodson, 
Richard Darby, Robert Wvsong, 
Glenn Edwards, Fred Steele, Robert 

January 26, 1963 




Shown cbDvc are th:; layman of th? Palmyra (Pa.) church enjoying a chicken barbecue in 
'.he garsgo cf E^rl Cass-l. A large number of laymen attended. The devotion.il speaker 
w:s Rev. Roy Dice, and the program chairman was Alvin Clawser. During th3 business 
session ntw officers were elected. Presidrnt is Tom Teahl; vice president. Earl C;ssel; 
secretary, Gumey Smith; and treasurer, Marlin Givens. 




Shown above are the fellows of the Christian Service Brigade at the Palmyra (Pa.) 
church. They sang their theme song for the congi-egation during a recent Sunday eve- 
ning service. At the extrem? left is Alvin Clawsor. on? of the leaders; and on the extreme 
right with his back turned is one of the other leaders. John Plessinger, who is laading 
the sinking. 




Pictured above are the laymen who work with both groups of the Palmyra Christian 
Service Brigade. Left to right. Ken Kelly. Fenton Snell. Stanley Yancey, Earl Cassel, Tom 
Teahl, John Plessinger. Earl Haas, Harold Hoffsmi.h, the chairman (handing out the 
membership cards); and Alvin Clawser. Pho.os by Allen Zook 



Katzenbaugh, Grover Price, Ralph 
Gavman, Russsl! Ham, James Grice, 
Charles Grisso, Millard Speece, Dr. 
Andelauer, William Faulkner, Garry 
Lunsford, Mr. Hodson, and Mark 
Shelley. Owen Hacker was in charge 
of the work, and Mrs. Hacker fur- 



nished lemonade on several occa- 
sions. The men feel that they in- 
creased the value of the home by at 
least $2,000 to $2,500. Owen Hacker 
states: "I wish to personally thank 
all who helped and prayed that this 
work could be finished." 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL 

^J V^ ■ ^ By Dr. Harold H. Etiing 



Director, Notional Sunday School Board 



Governor Accepts 

Governor Mark Hatfield, recently 
re-elected for a second term as the 
Governor of the State of Oregon, has 
accepted the invitation to serve as the 
chairman of the newest program of 
the National Sunday School Asso- 
ciation, "CITIZENS FOR SUN- 
DAY SCHOOL." 

A leading man in the political life 
of his own State, he is rapidly be- 
coming a kev figure in the affairs of 
our Nation. His large vote in the 
recent election tells something of the 
popularitv of this man among his 
o\A'n people. 



Governor Believes 

What has all of this to do with 
Sundav school? Why talk about the 
governor of a state on the Sundav 
school page? Here is a man that be 
lieves in Sunday school and is willing 
to do something about it. He believes 
in Sundav school to the extent that 
he is the teacher of a men's Sunday- 
school class in his own church. He 
is faithful to the teaching of that 
class, many times driving into the 
late hours of Saturday night to re- 
turn to his hometown after a busv 
schedule that has taken him away 
for a Saturdav speaking engagement. 
He believes in Sunday school to the 
extent that he has publicly stated: 
"I believe the Sunday school is the 
greatest agency for reaching, winning, 
and training children and youth the 
church has ever known. It is also 
the greatest agency for conserving 
the efforts of evangelism." 

What has all this to do with the 
Brethren Sunday school? Why talk 
about it on this page? Let me quote 
from a letter recently received from 
Go\'ernor Hatfield. He said: "I am 
sure you are as encouraged as I have 



been with all that has taken place, 
but what of the future?" He had been 
talking about the successes that have 
come to the evangelical Sunday 
schools of America— with a doubling 
in the past ten or twelve years. But 
this is not sufficient. There are mil- 
lions more that are not enrolled. 




Governor Mark Hatfield 

These are the Governor's concern! 
These are my concern! These should 
be your concern! 

The answer could well be found 
in Citizens for Sunday School. 
Charles Blair, the national director 
for this program says: "A citizen for 
Sunday school is any person who 
regularlv attending Sunday school 
himself, pledges to get others to at- 
tend on this basis: three to come in 
1963, four more to come in 1964, and 
five more to come in 1965, a total of 
twelve persons in three years." 



Governor Invites 

This is where everyone of you 
come into the picture. You can be 
a Citizen for Sunday School. But 
before we tell you how, let's make 
a quick check of what could happen 
if only 5 percent of our Sunday- 
school pupils would become Citizens 
for Sunday School. 5 percent of 
40,000— our present enrollment, 
would be 2,000. This is about 50 
percent of our teachers. If 2000 peo- 
ple would win twelve people each in 
the next three years for Brethren 
Sunday schools, our increase would 
be 24,000, and we would be ahead 
of schedule in the Donhling in This 
Decade. 

I am excited over the possibilities, 
for I believe there are more than 5 
percent of our Sunday-school pupils 
that will enroll. 

Look at your own school. If 5 per- 
cent of a school of one hundred 
would enroll, this would mean only 
five people in the school, and in the 
next three years they would pledge 
themseh'es to find twelve additional 
people each, or a total of sixty. If 
everv school now averaging one 
hundred would get 160 in the next 
three vears, how we would praise 
God! 

Citizens for Sunday School Is a 
Reality! You can enlist in this effort 
with us. Governor Mark Hatfield 
invites you personally to be one of 
the thousands that will enlist to bring 
at least 5 million more people into 
evangelical Sunday schools in Amer- 
ica in the next three years. Governor 
Hatfield believes that by 1965 we 
will have at least one million people 
enrolled as Citizens for Sunday 
School, helping to bring others into 
our Sunday schools. Let's not wait 
until 1965.' LET'S BEGIN NOW. 
Write your National Sunday school 
office for further details. 



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For Your Information 

By Dr. Russell D. Barrtard 

You may wonder why we are giving the miscellaneous continued to the present was Argentina in 1909. The 
bits of information found on this page. Our reply is first missionaries to sail for our Africa field left m 1918 
that if you study this page, or keep it handy for reference, -just a litde party of four for such a great undertoking. 
you may find it useful during the next few mondis. A Thirty-one years passed before a third held was 

- - ■ - — -" ' • opened-in Brazil in 1949. Missionary zeal became more 

widespread in our Brethren church and two more fields 
were opened in 1951: France and Mexico. Two years 
later, or in 1953, we accepted the oversight of a work 
that had been begun privately not long before that time 
—the work in Hawaii. 

Our latest step in the march which our Lord com- 
manded was our entrance into Puerto Rico in 1959. 
These are our seven fields; we should have seventeen 
—or seventy; still the world would not be evangelized. 
For the present, however, we are seeking to expand the 
fine beginnings and stabilize all that we have. 

A General Survey of Brethren Foreign Missions 

Our missionaries work in four major language areas- 
French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English. There are 
also the various languages of the field in Africa, of which 
Sango is most used. 

We have approximately one hundred missionaries, 
and some 27,000 believers baptized by trine immersion 
in our seven fields. 

When we say "Tijuana," we immediately think of 
Mexico; "Rio Cuarto"— Argentina. "San Juan"— Puerto 
Rico. "Lyon"— France. "Bangui"— Africa. "Waimalu"— 
Hawaii. "Icoaraci"— Brazil. 

In Africa our work is located chiefly in the Central 
African Republic. In South America we work in two 
areas, Argentina and Brazil. In Europe our work is in 
France. Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean Sea, 
actually between the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean, 
It was not until 1900 that The Foreign Missionary while Hawaii in the mid-Pacific is an excellent gateway 



clue— watch for the four FMS church bulletins being 
put out in this, our publicity season, February-May. 

The Biblical Basis of Missions 

Volumes have been written on the "Biblical Basis of 
Missions." These are just a few notations to encourage 
all of us to believe that Missions is in the center of 
the will of God for His people. 

In Matthew 28:7 the angel instructed the women to 
"go" quickly and "tell." Then in Matthew 28:19 die 
Great Commission tells us that "all nations" is the out- 
reach of this endeavor. 

In Acts 16:9 there is the record of God's call to the 
great Apwstle to "Come into Macedonia." Macedonia is 
now called Greece, and was the place for the Gospel's 
first entrance into Europe. 

In Acts 8:4 we are encouraged by the example of 
those driven from Jerusalem, who "went everywhere 
preaching the word." Acts 13:1-4 tells how they were 
sent: believers in Antioch sent them under the sending 
authority of the Holy Spirit. 

In I Corinthians 16:9 the Aposde Paul explained the 
white harvest field by saying there were before him both 
"an open door" and "many adversaries." 

In Acts 8:8 there is the record of the results. The 
hearers gave heed and there was "great joy." Those who 
give heed always experience great joy. 

Beginnings in Brethren Foreign Missions 



Society of the Brethren Church came into being. The 
first field in which a testimony was established that has 



COVER PHOTO 

Boys in a poorer section of a 
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
suburb. Boy at right front 
holds an invitation to a meet- 
ing which missionaries have 
just handed him. Note boy 
in back who is "taking mate," 
a favorite Argentine bever- 
age, from his litde cup. 




should we ever be led to move toward the Orient. 

Finally, we have a field in Mexico, really on the 
edge of Mexico. It might be thought of as a border 
ministry from which many thousands of Mexicans are 
available. 

Past, Present, and Future 

In our present ministry we are preparing for the 
future. We either have Bible institutes of our own, or 
are very closely associated with suitable institutes, in 
Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and France. In Hawaii 
and Puerto Rico the teaching is still on a person-to- 
person basis, but it yields results. 

(Continued on page 69) 



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4(Tn the morning sow thy seed, 

■i- and in the evening withhold 
not thine hand: for thou knowest 
not whether shall prosper, either this 
or that, or whether they both shall 
be alike good" (Eccles. 11:6). (Cf. 
Isa. 55:10-11.) 

This is not aimed to be the story of 
a man, but of a seed— the man being 
important only as the bearer of the 
seed— and to show God's care over 
seed sov\'n in one continent and 
brought to fruitage on the far shores 
of another. 

Perhaps it was as a result of the 
spiritual stirrings of the Moody and 
Sankey revival in the 1870's that 
missionaries were sent by The Breth- 
ren Church (commonly called Dunk- 
ard) to Denmark. The work never 
flourished and after World War I 
was, I believe, written into history 
on the debit side as a failure. 

However, the seed was sown, and 
among the few who received it were 
a young tailor and his wife. It was 
a real conversion to a life of separa- 
tion from what had been held very 
dear. 

At that time there was stress on 
the teaching of the believer not tak- 
ing up the sword. His conviction 
being strong, this man decided that 
he would go to a free country where 
his son would not be obliged, as re- 
quired in Denmark, to go into mili- 
tary service, which he himself escaped 
because of lameness. 

His motto could have been: "Be 
sure you're right and then go ahead," 
and he usually was sure. I submit to 
you that this is a characteristic God 
can use, even if it sometimes causes 
difficult human relations. 

So, against the protest of relatives 
and friends, in May 1883 the young 
couple with a son two-and-a-half 
years old and a daughter of six 
months sailed for America. It was 
no pleasure trip, this three weeks, and 
the only one who enjoyed it was the 
baby girl. Some of her litde-girl 
memories are of the wonders of New 
York, as told by her mother. 

After a few months' stay in Mount 
Morris, Illinois (at that time a kind 
of "Dunkard Heights"), where in- 
vestigation was made about where to 
setde, the family left for Kansas. Four 
years were spent in Abilene, and then 
they went to Herington, where the 




By Miss Johanna Nielsen 

The Story 
of a 
Seed 



(F.M.S. editor's note: Beginning with Inci- 
dents of many years ago. Miss Nielsen, 
retired Brethren missionary to Argentina, 
reflects on how the Lord used an endeavor, 
which was eventually branded a failure, to 
work in the life of her father, the late 
Mr. Nels "Daddy" Nielsen, and through him 
to reach out far and wide to the glory of 
the Lord.) 



seed seemed to lie dormant about 
t\venty years. But the Lord was car- 
ing for it. A frequent visitor at the 
tailor shop was a retired Congrega- 
tional minister, much interested in 
prophecy. Many hours were spent in 
discussions, and the Blessed Hope 
became very precious. 

Also during this time contact was 
made with "Progressive Brethren" in 
northeast Kansas. Brother Hixon, and 
later John Duke McFayden, came to 
Herington to visit the little group 
that was excommunicated by the 
"Conservatives" because of the dif- 
ferences that arose in the question 
of dress. 



During these years this man, my 
father, became very interested in 
tithing, and when in 1904 a move 
was made to Long Beach, California, 
and into a new business venture 
with his son, personal experiences 
confirmed his beliefs and he became 
an earnest advocate. Doubdess some 
of our older Brethren will remember 
his series of articles published in 
The Brethren Evangelist. Actually, 
a "tithing league" was formed, and 
I believe there were several hundred 
who joined it. 

Since for many years he had not 
been able to attend a Brethren 
church, though always active in one 
of the local churches. Daddy's desire 
was to setde near La Verne (Lords- 
burg), where there was the only 
Brethren church in Southern Cali- 
fornia. But the business opening pre- 
sented itself not in Pomona, but in 
Long Beach, and here the roots went 
down deep. 

About this time two older Brethren 
preachers (Jonathan Myers and 
Brother Eshelman) were living in 
Los Angeles and wanting to start a 
work there. Soon contact was made 
with them, and plans were under- 
way to start a work. A small church 
was built on Miles Street. For seven 
years Daddy was superintendent of 
the Sunday school, traveling on the 
Pacific Electric cars from Long 
Beach to Los Angeles, never missing 
a Sunday. It was during this time 
that a branch Sunday school was 
started on Compton Avenue flater 
the Second Brethren Church of Los 
Angeles), and he went there and 
superintended in the afternoon. I 
think it was at this time that starting 
new Brethren churches became his 
passion. 

It was also at this time (1911) that 
Louis S. Bauman held a meeting in 
the Miles Street church, where A. V. 
Kimmell was pastor (neither one had 
yet received his D.D.)— a meeting 
which became a turning point in 
many lives. 

No doubt the desire for a church 
right in Long Beach had been in 
Daddy's heart for a long time, but 
now he felt the right man was avail- 
able. Also, he felt that the Lord had 
prospered him so that he could as- 
sume some financial responsibility. 

(Continued on •page 69) 



February 8, 1963 



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Brethren Foreign Missions 



Fifth Annual Conference of African Brethren Churches 



VIEWED BY MISSIONARY 
DON HOCKING 

"Ouch, our aching sacroiliacs. 
Easy, Mister, easy, on these bad 
roads!" 

Horrible roads didn't seem to 
dampen the enthusiasm as 338 dele- 
gates from 200 churches, plus 1,500 
other believers, met at Batangafo for 
the Fifth Annual General Confer- 
ence of African Brethren Churches, 
November 20-23, 1962. Although 
people had to travel further to get 
to Batangafo than any of our other 
conferences, it was the best attended. 

Coming from near (Bouca— 60 
miles) and far (Boda— 362 miles), by 
bus, car, truck, bicycle, or foot, these 
delegates streamed to Batangafo and 
received a gala reception. The bless- 
ings received at the conference more 
than compensated for the difficulties 
of the journey. 

The Batangafo church can crowd 
in about 1,400 people, but many sat 
outside during the general sessions. 
(See picture.) Fortunately, there were 
organizational meetings during the 
mornings and afternoons, which met 
outside under the trees and facili- 
tated seating. The youth (boys and 
girls separated), the laymen, lay- 
women, and pastors all enjoyed help- 
ful sessions. These organizational 
meetings were given over to reports, 
classes (new material, new ideas, 
instruction, and so forth), fellowship, 



and fun. Banners were placed inside 
and outside the church to encourage 
interest in these various branches of 
the church, and each member of a 
different organization wore an iden- 
tifying badge. 

An unusual aspect of the confer- 
ence was the abundance of every- 
thing. Batangafo believers had built 
over 250 grass huts for the delegates. 
Some houses were not used. The 
OTN (Women of Good News) of the 
Batangafo district, singing lustily, 
marched in formation three times a 
day bringing food on their heads to 
the delegates. The delegates, filled 
to the brim, stated: "We can't eat it 
all." 

"More food than you can eat?" 

"Yes, mister." 

This was indeed unusual. Mission- 
aries enjoyed an abundance of fish, 
eggs, and chicken. It was delicious. 
No one could thank the Batangafo 
believers enough. Their generosity, 
kindness, and love will not be easily 
forgotten. 

Three Bible messages each day en- 
riched and blessed the hearts and 
lives of those attending. There was 
an abundance of music as well, as the 
people expressed their joy and thank- 
fulness in song. The missionaries 
heard the singing far into the morn- 
ing hours. 

However, in contrast to this abun- 
dance, delegates discussed two press- 
ing needs— missionaries and literature. 



A tape from Pastor Simon Nam- 
bouzouina (in America at present) 
impressed the delegates with the 
amount of books that we have about 
the Bible in the United States. As 
Pastor Nambouzouina expressed it: 
"How can a few missionaries give 
us all the material that we need?" A 
resolution was passed that Pastor 
Nambouzouina be the official Afri- 
can delegate to the American Na- 
tional Conference at Winona Lake 
this year (1963)) and that he ask for 
more missionaries to come to help 
produce literature and to teach. 

Our missionary force has dropped 
almost half in the years from 1957 
to 1962. Today our two main re- 
sponsibilities in the Central African 
Republic are teaching and producing 
literature. Almost all missionaries are 
engaged in one or the other or both. 
We need teachers. We need vraters. 
And we need those who can teach 
the Africans how to become teachers 
and writers. Some of us who are not 
gifted in writing have had to under- 
take responsibilities outside of our 
talents because of the lack of person- 
nel. 

The Africans are praying for more 
missionaries and more material. They 
believe God is going to answer their 
prayers in one way or another. 

Returning delegates stated: "Our 
hearts are all filled vwth joy. Confer- 
ence is a wonderful thing— an ex- 
ample of the wedding feast we will 
have some day with our Saviour." 







The Batangafo church at conference time 



VIEWED BY PASTOR 
PAUL MOEHAMGBAN 

The General Conference of Breth- 
ren Churches at Batangafo the 20th 
through the 23d of November, 1962, 
was truly a wonderful thing. 

The next noon, after arriving, the 
OTN (Women of Good News) from 
different sections of the village, wear- 
ing red dresses with white collars, 
came bringing food in big pans on 
their heads. They had fried fish and 
other food in the pans. They were 
marching and singing. When you 
saw them, you thought— these are 
really 'Women of Good News." 



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Each morning at 5:30, everyone 
went to church to pray and to hear 
God's Word. Different choirs sang 
songs. The church was full. At 8:00 
a.m. different groups met. The 
Flambeaux sang, repeated their 
motto, gave reports, learned new 
things, and marched. As you watched 
them, you too wanted to become a 
Hambeau (name for boys work). 

The TTN (Soldiers of Good 
News) met under another tree. They 
sang, said their motto, saluted, 
marched, and looked like real soldiers. 
They all played games and did dif- 
ferent exercises to strengthen their 
bodies. They learned verses to 
strengthen their souls. 

The "Aita ti Lumiere" (name for 
girls work) met under another mango 
tree. They recited their motto, re- 
peated their Bible verses, sang songs, 
and marched around the church. 
They wore pretty green shirts. They 
really looked nice! They didn't just 
play either. They helped the pastor's 
wife by carrying wood and water, 
and they cooked food, too. 

The OTN (Women of Good 
News) met every day, too. A new 
handbook, the 1963 lesson books, and 
their new OTN buttons were pre- 
sented to them. There were about 
250 women that met. They were all 
filled with joy and really sang well. 

The meetings of the licensed and 
ordained elders also brought much 
joy. Many have really matured in the 
work of the Lord. Others are still 
young like Timothy, the son in the 
faith of the Apostle Paul. The pas- 
tors voted a missionary to become 
president of the ministerium and an 
African pastor, vice president. Old 
and young alike had wonderful fel- 
lowship like real brethren. 

People really wanted to buy 
books! They gathered around the 
little fenced-in area where they were 
selling books. There were so many 
they couldn't all get to the front. 
They bought Bibles, convert books, 
and many other good books. 

Then came the delegates' meeting. 
Everyone rushed to get a good seat 
in the church. Each had a delegate 
card in his hand received at regis- 
tration. The delegates couldn't vote 
without their cards. The delegates 
selected a president, vice president, 
secretary, treasurer, and advisory 



committee. All decisions were writ- 
ten dowTi by the secretary. 

Everyone was happy to hear the 
voices of Pastors Nambouzouina, 
Samarin, and Taber on a tape sent 
from America to the conference. 
After hearing the tape, the confer- 
ence voted Pastor Nambouzouina to 
go to the Brethren National Confer- 
ence at Winona Lake in August 1963 
as an official delegate from tJie Breth- 
ren in the Republic of Central Africa 
and the Tchad. 

Just before the close of the con- 
ference, the president, Levi Bouzou, 
the pastor from Yaloke, asked two 
pastors and two women to come for- 
ward and pray. They thanked the 
Lord for a good conference and 
prayed for safety on the road home. 
There were many who came to the 
conference and returned. God took 
care of everyone. 

The General Conference at Ba- 
tangafo was the best yet. The peo- 
ple couldn't eat all the food. There 
was plenty of water to drink and 
to bathe. They sang, had fun, and 
heard the Word gladly. There were 
other things, too, that I haven't 
mentioned. Jesus was in our midst 
at the conference, just like He said: 
"For where two or three are gathered 
together in my name, there am I in 
the midst of them" (Matt. 18:20). 



The Story . . . 

(Continued from page 67) 

So, he persuaded the district mis- 
sion board to send their tent (a new 
one) to Long Beach. There were six 
Brethren in Long Beach. One of 
them had a vision. 

So it was that in October 1912 the 
Bauman family (Louis S., Retta Vir- 
ginia, Iva, and Paul) came to our 
home, and a lifelong friendship was 
established. More important, there 
was the tent meeting at Tenth and 
Walnut. And, again Daddy was sure 
that the Lord would call out a peo- 
ple for His name— an assurance that 
proved fully justified, for even in 
that meeting the Lord drew into the 
group a number of people who be- 
came outstanding not only in the 
local church, but also in the brother- 
hood. 

Brother Bauman promised to come 



back and serve as pastor for one year 
—after he had finished the evangelis- 
tic commitments he already had— 
and in the spring of 1913 he re- 
turned. The rest of the story is a 
familiar one to many. 

Under Dr. Bauman's ministry and 
that of his successor. Dr. Charles 
W. Mayes, many souls have been 
saved; many workers have gone forth 
from these doors to "scatter the pre- 
cious seed" in our land and to the 
uttermost parts of the world. 

Could we trace these seeds, as it 
was possible to trace one, what won- 
drous things we might hear. 

I am sure those who sent out the 
missionaries to Denmark in the 
1870's, would be much surprised to 
know that their "failure" is still pro- 
ducing fruit— thirty-, sixty-, even one 
hundredfold, in Long Beach, Cali- 
fornia. "This is the Lord's doing; it 
is marvelous in our eyes." 



For Your . . . 

(Continued from page 66) 

We are operating Christian day 
schools in Africa and Brazil, and look 
toward the establishment of such 
in some of the other fields. 

Our peak offering in Brethren 
Foreign Missions was in 1961, with 
an offering of about $346,000. In 
1962 we came in second best with 
only $327,000. Prospects in 1963 
are good and early returns look in the 
direction of gaining back our losses 
and exceeding the offering even of 
1961. 

Brethren from our board visited 
Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Argentina 
in the latter part of 1962. 

The need for missionary recruits 
is very urgent in most of our fields, 
especially in Africa right now. We 
recommend that our Brethren peo- 
ple use the "faith-promise" or "pray- 
er-goal" plan of giving. Ask the Lord 
to lead you as to what He would 
have you give; then to enable you 
to do it. We are not setting the 
amount we should increase. We trust 
the Lord to do that. We are only 
praying that each person in our 
Brethren churches will purpose to 
INCREASE in prayer support and 
in giving to Brethren Foreign Mis- 
sions in 1963. 



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ANNUAL 
OFFERING REPORT 

JANUARY 1, 1962 TO DECEMBER 31, 1962 



ALLEGHENY DISTRICT 

Accident, Md $ 526.00 

Aleppo, Pa 674.85 

Grafton, W. Va 121.67 

Jenners,Pa 1,078.08 

Listie, Pa 1,903.84 

Meyersdale, Pa 2,548.14 

Meyersdale, Pa. 

(Summit Mills) 174.66 

Parkersburg, W. Va 471.65 

Stoystown, Pa. (Reading) 60.76 

Uniontown, Pa 1,335.73 

Washington, Pa 310.22 

Allegheny District, Misc. 45.00 

9,250.60 

EAST DISTRICT 

Altoona, Pa. (First) 1,198.86 

Altoona, Pa. (Grace) 748.83 

Conemaugh, Pa. 2,685.73 

Conemaugh, Pa. (Pike) 4,548.25 
Conemaugh, Pa. 

(Singer Hill) 951.23 

Duncansville, Pa 2,426.84 

Everett, Pa 1,617.22 

Hollidavsburg, Pa. 

(Vicksburg) 1,521.79 

Hopewell, Pa 291.71 

Jefferson Center, Pa 252.58 

Johnstown, Pa. (First) 5,331.14 

Johnstown, Pa. (Geistown) 155.75 

Johnstown, Pa. (Riverside) 360.00 

Kittanning, Pa. (First) 3,042.04 
Kittanning, Pa. 

(North Buffalo) 246.04 

Martinsburg, Pa 1,490.57 

East District, Misc 510.00 

27,378.58 

INDIANA DISTRICT 

Arbury Hills, 111 15.00 

Barbee Lakes, Ind 100.00 

Berne, Ind 3,720.58 

Clay City, Ind 532.35 

Elkhart, Ind 1,111.16 

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Flora, Ind 1,900.62 

Fort Wayne, Ind. (First) 4,534.37 

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Grace) 321.19 

Goshen, Ind 700.00 

Kokomo, Ind 88.29 

Leesburg, Ind 813.30 

Mount Prospect, 111 71.17 

Osceola, Ind 4,174.20 

Peru, Ind 930.00 

Sellersburg, Ind 75.58 

Sidney, Ind 916.10 

South Bend, Ind 1,824.41 

Warsaw, Ind 2,890.54 

V^Tieaton, 111 872.15 

Winona Lake, Ind 6,122.66 

Indiana District, Misc. . . . 554.92 

32,268.59 

IOWA DISTRICT 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 638.36 

Dallas Center, Iowa 2,587.75 

Davenport, Iowa 32.16 

Garwin, Iowa 1,820.04 

Leon, Iowa 377.94 

North English, Iowa 

(Pleasant Grove) 193.45 

Waterloo, Iowa 3,934.93 

Winona, Minn 166.50 

Iowa District, Misc 167.03 

9,918.16 

MICHIGAN DISTRICT 

Alto, Mich 450.14 

Berrien Springs, Mich. . . 183.41 

Grand Rapids, Mich 121.88 

Hastings, Mich 25.00 

Jackson, Mich 79.81 

Lake Odessa, Mich 1,490.65 

Lansing, Mich 41 1.80 

New Troy, Mich 651.00 

Ozark, Mich 210.01 

3,623.70 

MID-ATLANTIC DISTRICT 

Alexandria, Va 449.72 



Hagerstown, Md. 

(Calvary) 1,612.32 

Hagerstown, Md. 

(Gay Street) 274.03 

Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) 3,386.74 

Martinsburg, W. Va 1,023.54 

Seven Fountains, Va. .... 81.00 
Washington, D. C. (First) 1,734.67 
Washington, D. C. (Grace) 307.50 

Waynesboro, Pa 4,605.95 

Winchester, Va 2,612.20 

Mid-Atlantic District, Misc. 94.94 

16,182.61 

MIDWEST DISTRICT 

Albuquerque, N. Mex. . . 170.16 

Arvada, Colo 29.12 

Beaver City, Nebr 157.10 

Cheyenne, Wyo. 361.73 

Cuba, N. Mex 90.46 

Denver, Colo 821.73 

Portis, Kans 2,503.89 

Taos, N. Mex 254.07 

4,388.26 

NORTHERN ATLANTIC DISTRICT 

Allentown, Pa 877.15 

Harrisburg, Pa 923.51 

Hatboro, Pa 488.25 

Lancaster, Pa 1,008.95 

Palmyra, Pa. 1,709.40 

Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 5,984.79 

Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) 4,680.65 

York, Pa 1,353.93 

Northern Atlantic 

District, Misc 57.75 

17,084.38 

NOR-CAL DISTRICT 

Chico, Calif 732.30 

Modesto, Calif. 

(Community) 430.76 

Modesto, Calif. 

(La Loma) 5,563.42 

Sacramento, Calif 208.50 

San Jose, Calif 930.72 

Tracy, Calif 430.35 

Nor-Cal District, Misc. .. 11.00 

8,307.05 

NORTHERN OHIO DISTRICT 

Akron, Ohio (Fairlawn) . 573.72 

Akron, Ohio (First) 2,673.57 

Ankenytown, Ohio 1,392.73 

Ashland, Ohio 7,554.25 

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Canton, Ohio 1,900.50 

Cleveland, Ohio 762.31 

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio ... 1,177.50 

Danville, Ohio 1,036.16 

Elyria, Ohio 322.33 

Findlay, Ohio 1,228.72 

Fremont, Ohio (Grace) . . 1,194.40 

Galion, Ohio 91.50 

Homerville, Ohio 1,183.23 

Mansfield, Ohio (Grace) . 9,016.81 
Mansfield, Ohio 

(Woodville) 753.97 

Middlebranch, Ohio 5,327.54 

Norton Village, Ohio .... 506.03 

Rittman, Ohio 5,932.18 

Sterling, Ohio 837.25 

Wooster, Ohio 10,324.07 

Northern Ohio District, 

Misc 104.26 

53,893.03 

NORTHWEST DISTRICT 

Albany, Oreg. 701.68 

Grandview, Wash 752.17 

Harrah, Wash 1,486.14 

Portland, Oreg 275.09 

Seattle, Wash 510.32 

Spokane, Wash 187.80 

Sunnyside, Wash 4,899.13 

Toppenish, Wash 307.42 

Yakima, Wash 337.77 

Northwest District, Misc. . 25.00 

9,482.52 

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT 

Boone's Mill, Va 75.00 

Buena Vista, Va 1,860.10 

Covington, Va 849.10 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla 4,141.38 

Hollins, Va 489.19 

Johnson City, Tenn 245.72 

Limestone, Tenn. ....... 602.50 

Margate, Fla 210.51 

Radford, Va 350.20 

Riner, Va 34.21 

Roanoke, Va. (Clearbrook) 389.20 
Roanoke, Va. 

(Garden City) 105.00 

Roanoke, Va. (Ghent) . 1,895.00 
Roanoke, Va. 

(Wash. Heights) 380.37 

Virginia Beach, Va 182.55 

Southeast District, Misc. . 20.00 

11,830.03 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA- 
ARIZONA DISTRICT 

Anaheim, Calif 626.35 



Artesia, Cahf 166.05 

Beaumont, Calif 2,526.24 

Bell, Calif 676.45 

Bellf lower, Calif 1,434.57 

Compton, Calif 2,797.27 

Fallbrook, Calif 548.18 

Fillmore, Calif 666.78 

Gardena, Calif 392.70 

Glendale, Calif 830.24 

Inglewood, Calif 5,132.30 

LaHabra, Calif 283.00 

La Verne, Calif 1,827.04 

Long Beach, Calif. (First) 17,574.77 
Long Beach, Calif. 

(Los Altos) 2,731.54 

Long Beach, Calif. (North) 18,069.40 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

(Community) 1,339.65 

Montclair, Calif 428.74 

Norwalk, Calif 4,139.13 

Paramount, CaUf 1,737.06 

Phoenix, Ariz 1,223.60 

Rialto, Calif 782.33 

San Bernardino, Calif. . . . 386.81 

San Diego, Calif 273.23 

Seal Beach, Calif 771.81 

Simi, Calif 100.50 

South Gate, Calif 822.08 

South Pasadena, Cahf. 1,247.50 

Temple City, Calif 197.45 

Tucson, Ariz. 152.53 

West Covina, Calif 100.00 

Westminster, Calif 265.49 

Whittier, Calif. 

(Community) 6,196.31 

Whittier, Cahf. (First) . . . 3,109.93 
Brethren Schools, Long 

Beach, Calif 301.62 



SOUTHERN OHIO DISTRICT 

Brookville, Ohio 90.21 

Camden, Ohio 307.82 

Centerville, Ohio 30.00 

Clayhole, Ky 95.38 

Clayton, Ohio 2,516.99 

Covington, Ohio 5.00 

Dayton, Ohio (First) .... 5,339.89 

Dayton, Ohio (Grace) . . . 170.41 
Dayton, Ohio 

(Huber Heights) 67.57 

Dayton, Ohio 

(North Riverdale) 11,613.13 

Dayton, Ohio 

(Patterson Park) 1,302.35 

Englewood, Ohio 1,490.98 

Kettering, Ohio 324.06 

Trotwood, Ohio 745.29 

Troy, Ohio 667.12 

Vandalia, Ohio 973.70 

West Alexandria, Ohio . . . 82.09 
Southern Ohio District, 

Misc 133.05 

25,955.04 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Grace College and 

Seminary 1,443.62 

Hawaii 1,127.85 

National Miscellaneous . . 2,772.81 

National SMM 834.81 

National WMC 10,555.58 

North English, Iowa 

(Calvary) 1,521.24 

Puerto Rico 34.74 



18,290.65 



79,858.65 Total Gifts to F.M.S. ...327,711.85 



CHURCH GIFTS EXCEEDING $3,000 



Long Beach, Calif. (North) 18,069.40 
Long Beach, Calif. (First) . 17,574.77 
Dayton, Ohio 

(North Riverdale) 11,613.13 

Wooster, Ohio 10,324.07 

Mansfield, Ohio (Grace) . 9,016.81 

Ashland, Ohio 7,554.25 

Whittier, Calif. (Com.) . . . 6,196.31 

Winona Lake, Ind 6,122.66 

Philadelphia, Pa. (First) . . 5,984.79 

Rittman, Ohio 5,932.18 

Modesto, Calif. (La Loma) 5,563.42 
Dayton, Ohio (First) .... 5,339.89 
Johnstown, Pa. (First) . . . 5,331.14 



Middlebranch, Ohio 5,327.54 

Inglewood, Calif 5,132.30 

Sunnyside, Wash 4,899.13 

Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) . 4,680.65 

Waynesboro, Pa 4,605.95 

Conemaugh, Pa. (Pike) . . 4,548.25 

Fort Wayne, Ind. (First) . 4,534.37 

Osceola, Ind 4,174.20 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla 4,141.38 

Norwalk, Calif 4,139.13 

Waterloo, Iowa 3,934.93 

Berne, Ind 3,720.58 

Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) . 3,386.74 

Whittier, Cahf. (First) . . . 3,109.93 

Kittanning, Pa. (First) .... 3,042.04 



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Brethren Foreign Missions 



THE CHlLPI^iNI'S PAOi 

Clyde K. Lan<in.m, DirK.or Box 588-Wino„a Lake, Ind. 




On his recent trip to Argentina Uncle 
Clyde saw many interesting things, and he 
wants to tell you about them. 



One day he visited the cemetery at Conal 
de Bustos on the "Day of the Dead." This is 
a day when all the people take flowers to 
the graves of their loved ones. It is like our 
Memorial Day, only they also take their lunch 
and stay all day. Uncle Clyde had his pic- 
ture taken with the caretaker. They are stand- 
ing in front of crypts (places where bodies 
are put). 

Taking mate in Argentina is a favorite pas- 
time. Here you see Rev. Luis Siccardi, one 
of our national pastors, drinking mate from 
his little cup. It is made from a type of strong 
tea. Boiling water is poured over the leaves 
to make mate. 

Here comes the milkman! Looks a little 
different from your milkman, doesn't he? 
But that is the way milk is sold down there. 
You just ask for so much, and he pours it 
out of his big can. If he doesn't have enough 
milk to go around, he adds a htde water! 

These are some of the things that are "dif- 
ferent" in Argentina. But, "it is a lot like our 
country in many ways. Pray for these peo- 
ple, MH'ers, for they, too, need Christ! 



MARY MISSIONARY— 



C K L 



you KNOW, MARY, FEBRUARY 
BEGINS THE FOREIGN MISSION 
OFFERING 




YES/ I HAV E MV J VOL/ HAVE'/ I 
HUT BANK! rjUST STARTED 
FILLED r-i — I ON MINE,/ 




I KEEP FILLING 
IT OVER AMD 
OVER AGAIN 




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Brethren Foreign Missions 



(Translated 
by Mrs. 
Roy 
Snyder) 







■%k.S 



Monique 



SNATCHED... 

from the hand of death 



The true thing that snatched me 
out of the hand of death was the 
prayer of the behevers. 

This sickness started in August 
1961. My legs, my arms, and my neck 
swelled. There was no medicine in 
the local hospital for this. I searched 
in vain. In 1962 (April) it got very 
bad. They sent me to the hospital in 
Bangui, the capital city. There was 
no medicine there either. I remained 
in the hospital five months. Every 
day I read the Word of God and 
prayed. I thanked the Lord that I had 
the time to read His Word very 
much. I read Proverbs and Psalms 
and many other books of the Bible. 

A woman right next to me asked: 
"Why do you pray and give thanks 
to God when your body hurts so 
much and is swollen? You can't 
even turn your neck." 

I said that all that has come upon 
me has come from God's hand. 

Very few people came to see me. 
My thoughts were upon the Lord. 

They sent me to Brazzaville, near 
the mouth of the Congo River. It 
was my first time in an airplane. It 
was comfortable. It didn't tire me. 
Only when the plane started to come 
dovwi, my heart rose up and I 
thought I would die. But I arrived 
safely. 

When they put me in the hospital, 
I didn't know the language there at 

February 8, 1963 



all. I sat as a dumb person among 
them. They started to give me medi- 
cine and put me in X-ray. After that 
I was under the machine every day 
for radium (or cobalt) treatments. 
After two weeks, the swelling grad- 
ually went down. When the doctor 
wanted to operate, it was almost gone. 
He was glad. I continued to have 
treatments. On the 22d of August, 
at seven o'clock in the morning, I 
was lying under the machine when 
I lost consciousness. When they took 
me out from under it, thev said I 
was dead. I wasn't breathing. They 
put me in the room with others 
awaiting burial. They measured me 
for a coffin. At eleven o'clock at 
night, the nurse on duty passed by 
me. Her daughter's name is Moni- 
que, like mine, and she liked me verv 
much. She touched me and called 
my name. She was startled when I 
answered and opened my eyes. She 
telephoned for the doctor. Four of 
them came. They gave me shots and 
called for a stretcher. But I walked 
to my room by myself. 

In the morning, everyone sur- 
rounded my bed and asked: "How 
did you revive from the dead? Did 
you arrive at the village of God? 
What's it like? How did you return?" 



No, I told them, a person cannot 
go there and return. This sickness 
held me tightly and I couldn't 
breathe. It wasn't true death. 

The hospital arranged to send me 
home to Bangtii right away. Many 
believers surrounded me and prayed 
for me. The thing that snatched me 
out of the hand of death was the 
prayers of the believers there and at 
home. When they saw me, they gave 
glory to God and said it was a mir- 
acle. 

While my friends and relatives 
\vere crying and sorrowing because 
of the news of my death, I arrived 
among them! What jov! But when 
they saw my body, they fled from 
me. My flesh was spoiled; it stood up 
in sores all over me. A taxi driver 
refused to take me from the airport. 
He thought I had smallpox. 

I went home to Bouca, and every- 
one there gave glory to God. I have 
had many more shots. My body is 
better, the sores are gradually dis- 
appearing, but the real sickness is 
still with me. 

I'm like the gbanguele tree in the 
forest. It knows that even though 
a forest fire comes and bums it, it 
burns only the outside. Its heart re- 
mains alive. I know that the hard 
things that come upon the believer, 
can destroy the body but not the soul. 

Soi is anothei tree in the forest. 
It argued with the gbanguele tree. 
It said it would not burn either. But 
when the forest fire came, it burned 
and there was nothing left but ashes. 

The gbanguele tree asked it, "But 
why did you bum?" 

He replied: "The hard thing found 
me. I tried to stand, but it destroyed 
me." 

Today many believers are like this. 
Something hard comes to them, no 
one is there to help and they fall. I 
am learning that when our heart 
rests upon Jesus, we won't fall. 

David said in the Psalms: "Who- 
ever puts his heart on the Eternal 
One, He will save him in the hard 
thing." 

While I lay in the hospital, my 
heart was stayed on God. Today, 
too, my heart stays on Him and His 
great love. 



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Women's Missionary Council 

Down to 

Business .. .\n 1963 



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By Mrs. Forest Leistner, Berne, Indiana 

LET'S TAKE INVENTORY 

The beginning of a new year in any business means taking inventory. Cer- 
tainly we, in the most important business of hfe— the business of Christianity— need 
to talce inventory too. 

NOTHING, YET EVERYTHING 

What do we have in stock? Nothing, yet everything! 'What kind of foolishness is 
this?" you say. We must realize that we are nothing and have absolutely nothing in 
ourselves. "It is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." But we 
have everything and all power through Him. With Paul we can say: "I can do 
all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." With this kind of inventory, 
our shelf of supplies will never be empty. 

CONSULT SENIOR PARTNER 

Having taken inventory, let us next consider the methods of running our business 
wisely. Regardless of the inventory, many businesses fail because of poor manage- 
ment. The wise person in a good business consults the Senior Partner. In order to 
run the business of the Christian life, we must consult God daily and follow His 
direction. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own 
understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." 
Daily prayer and Bible reading will keep us in touch with the Senior partner and 
will help us to carry on the business of Christianity. 

BE HAPPY, LOVING, AND HONEST 

Good business people are happy and considerate. They show a spirit of love 
and honesty in all their dealings. Let us be happy in God's business. "Serve the 
Lord with gladness." "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God." Let us be 
"providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight 
of men." Let us live this year so that others may see the love of Christ in us and 
want to know Him too. 

PUT EVERYTHING INTO THE BUSINESS 

Successful businessmen and -women put everything they have in their businesses 
to make them work and increase. It is uppermost in their minds and thoughts. It 
comes first! Are we helping to enlarge His kingdom by our work in His business? 
Remember, we have all power through Him. Mav we use that power in intercessory 
prayer to enlarge His work this year. 

THERE WILL BE UPSETS 

Every business has upsets and perilous times along the way. God and His way 
will not fail, but we are bound to have upsets because we allow Satan to discourage 
and defeat us. These turrnoils come because we fail to alwavs put complete trust 
in God, but we must not let them keep us from our main purpose of living for 
Christ. 

SUCCEED FOR GOD THIS YEAR 

Let us during this year of 1963 by God's help, as we await His coming, be more 
successful m the Christian life than ever before. We can do this by using the un- 
hmited mventory of God's power and letting Him manage our lives for His glory. 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



Women's Missionary Council 



WMC 
Offering Goal 



DECEMBER. JANUARY. FEBRUARY— Christian Education 

Offering. $3,500. Send before March 10. One-half toward 
furnishing of kitchen appliances for new college dormitory. 
One-fourth to Brethren Youth Council for general expense. 
One-fourth to National Sunday School Board for general 
expense. 



( WMC editor's note : This is one of the 
goals of WMC women all over the United 
States. The following notes were compiled 
by Mrs. Robert Deloe of Winona Lake, 
Indiana, to be printed in the Indiana Dis- 
trict Gazette of which she is editor.) 

GRACE COLLEGE 

As I look out of my office window 
every day, I see a dream materializing 
as the walls of the women's dormitory 
reach up higher and the various parts 
of the building take shaj>e. 

This week our building committee 
met with representatives from a res- 
taurant supply house to consider the 
outfitting of the kitchen area. I was 
staggered at the cost of kitchen equip- 
ment until I stopped to realize that 
this kitchen is to serve a rather large 
family. It does take bigger ovens, 
bigger ketdes, freezers, dishwashers, 
grills, and so on for 300, rather than 
for the usual size family. Although 
the building will house only women, 
both men and women will eat in the 
dining room. This means that next 
year three meals per day for 300 stu- 
dents will be prepared in this new 
dormitory kitchen. 

How wonderful it is to know that 
once again the WMC is shoulder- 
ing a load for the school in the in- 
terest of the young lives that are 
being trained. Every building on 
our campus bears testimony to the 
foresight, thoughtfulness, and gen- 
erosity of the WMC. WMC has 
chosen to help with an area which 
may not sound quite as glamorous as 
a lounge, but which is, in my esti- 
mation, one of the most important 
areas of the dorm; that is, the kitchen. 

Our aim in choosing equipment is 
to achieve good service, durability, 
and economy of operation, but not 



luxury. Even so, the cost runs into 
thousands of dollars. We praise God 
for the help of WMC, hoping the 
ladies will soon have a chance to 
sample the products of this kitchen. 
And we hope there will be reward in 
the gratitude of hundreds of young 
people trained at Grace College for 
the service of our Lord. 

Ava Schnittjer, Dean of Women 

SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD 

I have given my life to this min- 
istry because through the Sunday 
school we have the greatest evan- 
gelistic opportunity to reach people 
for Christ. Sunday schools of Amer- 
ica actually have the great mission- 
ary outreach of doubling in this dec- 
ade. This means there are 40 million 
who are not now under the sound 
of the Gospel in America that could 
be reached. Then too, this is the one 
institution in the world that permits 
every Christian to actually obey the 
Great Commission. We do not ask 
you to send others as your substitute, 
but rather challenge you to do your 
part to get the Gospel out right here. 
This way we will have many more 
to help get the Gospel to the utter- 
most parts of the earth. 

Your National Sunday School 
Board has the basic purpose of get- 
ting the Gospel to as many people 
as possible. We publish helps for 
teachers, conduct clinics and work- 
shops to give direction to them, hold 
an annual convention to inspire and 
give practical aid. All of this adds up 
to the fact that our department has 
a continuing need for additional staff 
members to get the job done, and 



additional equipment with which to 
work. 

The gifts of the WMC's across 
America have helped us through 
many financial crises. As we receive 
your gifts this year, we promise to 
use them carefully so that the most 
might be accomplished with them. 
We trust that through your gifts the 
Gospel may be extended to those who 
are without Christ and that the 
church which we love dearly may be 
built up in Him. 

Harold Etling, 

National Sunday School Director 

NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL 

One out of every five people in 
The Brethren Church is a teen-ager; 
one out of every twenty is a college- 
age student. One out of every thirty 
people is a youth leader or a pastor. 
It is with these people that we work 
in our ministry. 

To the teen-agers we publish the 
"Teenage Times" each month; to 
the college-age voung people, we 
publish the "University Letter" each 
month; and to the youth leader and 
pastor, we publish the "Leads for 
Leaders," a quarterly publication in 
notebook form. 

We also publish a Youth Partner 
letter to our many friends who faith- 
fully support our work each month. 
We are very grateful to the WMC 
for their gracious contributions to 
our work. Your support means so 
much to us. The Sisterhood of Mary 
and Martha for girls and the Chris- 
tian Service Brigade for boys are 
also sponsored by our work. National 
Achievement Competition is another 
phase of the National Youth Coun- 
cil, which includes Bible quizzing. 
Speech and Music competition. Na- 
tional Youth Week is also a part 
of our ministry, and during this week 
we supply youth materials and 
church bulletins for the various 
churches. 

This gives you one view of our 
work. However, we have failed to 
mention all the work which is done 
in the areas of counseling, coordinat- 
ing, and challenging the youth work 
of our church. We greatly appreciate 
the faithful support of the WMC 
fhrough the years. 

Dave Hocking, 

National Youth Director 



February 8, 1963 



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Women's Missionary Council 




By Mrs. Richard Placewoy 

PaTkersburg, West Virginia 



An Experience That 

Drew Me Close to the Lord 



There are many lessons we as 
Christians can learn from the Apostle 
Paul and his life of service for our 
Lord. One that has been difficult 
for me to learn, and for others too 
I'm sure, is found in Philippians 4: 
11: "Not that I speak in respect of 
want: for I have learned in whatso- 
ever state I am, therewith to be con- 
tent." At times I have rationalized 
in my own mind and said if this 
means in the State of Indiana or West 
Virginia or even the state of con- 
fusion I should make the best of the 
situation and try to be content and 
happy, but I must confess that it has 
not been easy. 

In thinking and praying for some 
time about the experience that drew 
me close to the Lord that I might 
share with you readers— this one came 
to me quickly and not one soon to be 
forgotten. 

For almost a year I was unable to 
speak or sing because of a hoarseness 
that started while we were at Na- 
tional Conference and continued off 
and on for that period of time. I had 
consulted our family doctor many 
times, and the only thing he could 
tell me was that because of the loca- 
tion in which we live it was some- 
thing I would just have to learn to 
hve with. At the time I chose to call 
this my "thorn in the flesh," but 
believe me this was a "state" hard 
in which to be content. After eleven 
months and several doctors later the 
final verdict was that I had to be 
absolutely quiet for three weeks at 
the minimum, and possibly five 
months. That meant that every con- 
versation had to be written down on 
paper— no answering the telephone- 
no "hollering" at the children— not 
even a whisper for that period of 
time. Any of you that knew me very 
well know that this was a huge order, 
for I love to talk, plus the fact that 
my husband pastors a very busy, 

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growing home-mission church which 
entails a lot of talking. Because of the 
seriousness of the situation I wasn't 
permitted to do any of my work or 
take care of the needs of my family 
in any way. Needless to say our life 
became quite complicated, and it 
meant my husband had added re- 
sponsibility. 

Everyone cooperated very well, for 
which I am very grateful. Our two 
active boys even realized that all 
mommy could do was clap her hands 
or snap her fingers and they had to 
obey. I do believe they got along 
much better, but of course I kept our 
trusty paddle close by in case of 
emergencies. 

At the same time Reader's Digest 
ran an article about a prominent 
judge that was given the same ulti- 
matum, and he had to keep silent 
for six months. This was a source of 
encouragement to me. But all that 
time to think and read, and not be 
able to share your thoughts with any- 
one but the Lord! Now you men are 
thinking, oh, if that would only hap- 
pen to my wife so she would be still 
for a while, but take it from one that 
knows from experience, my husband 



was the first to say it was hard to 
carry on a one-way conversation. 
This experience surely brings to mind 
the many times I had failed to wit- 
ness for Christ— also the times I was 
asked to sing and refused for some 
reason or the other. And then came 
the verse again: "In whatsoever state 
I am, therewith to be content." To be 
able to communicate with no one but 
the Lord for three weeks is truly an 
experience that brings us closer to 
Him. 

This was a time in my life when 
I promised the Lord that if and when 
He saw fit to restore my voice to me 
again that I would not refuse to 
sing again or speak for Him. There 
have been times since then when I've 
been tempted to say: "No, I have all 
I can do"; then this experience comes 
to my mind, and I try with the help 
He has promised to supply us to 
accomplish the job that has been 
asked of me to do. As a result of this 
I have been greatly strengthened in 
my Christian life, and my service 
for our wonderful Lord has been 
more fruitful. Truly I can say: "My 
grace is sufficient for thee: for my 
strength is made perfect in weak- 
ness" (II Cor. 12:9). 



WMC News 

GLENDALE, CALIF. The an- 
nual Missionar)' Birthday Banquet 
was sponsored by the WMC of the 
Fjrst Brethren Church last fall with 
Rev. Robert E. A. Miller as master 
of ceremonies. Husbands and friends 
shared the fine turkey dinner and 
the program using the talents of peo- 
ple from our own congregation. 

We were fortunate to have as our 
missionary speaker, Rev. Edward 
Miller, who brought a most interest- 
ing and challenging message with 



pictures on the Lord's work in Brazil. 
The program included a solo by 
Mrs. Dean Wells, two numbers by 
"The Four Flats," a newly organized 
mixed quartet (Mr. and Mrs. Bill 
Young and Mr. and Mrs. Don Story, 
who recently became members of our 
church), and a number by an in- 
strumental quartet composed of some 
of our youth. This was their first ap- 
pearance. Then to "whet the mental 
appetite" we had a written quiz on 
what might be served for the Thanks- 
giving dinner. 

(Continued on fage 78) 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



Women's Missionary Council 



Miss Bertha Abel, WMC "Birthday Missionary," testifies that 

THE LORD WANTED HER 
TO BE A MISSIONARY 



By Mrs. Don Wordell 



"People in so-called "heathen' lands 
who have never heard about Christ 
have no erroneous ideas or beliefs in 
regard to Him and His teachings," 
says Miss Berdia Abel. "But," she 
continues, "the minds of the Argen- 
tines—with the exception of the In- 
dians in the extreme north and south 
—are filled to overflowing with these 
erroneous beliefs, not only in regard 
to what they believe about Christ, 
but also as to what they think we 
believe about Him, and so they are 
prejudiced against us and against 
what we teach. There is also a large 
group that has been disillusioned by 
the 'spiritual' leaders of the country 
and so have rejected all forms of 
Christianity. Added to this is the fact 
that the minds of the people are 
confused, for the Roman Catholics, 
the 'evangelicals,' plus the entire list 
of the false sects, all try to convince 
them that what they teach is the 
truth. This is the spiritual condition 
and need of the Argentines. Only the 
Lord through the prayers of His chil- 
dren can work in their hearts." 

Bertha Abel is a native Hoosier, 
having been bom in Indianapolis, 
and always lived in Indiana until her 
departure for the mission field. Her 
first contacts wdth Catholicism came 
when as a young child she lived in 
a Roman Catholic neighborhood. As 
the only Protestant children in the 
area. Bertha and her brother some- 
times had playmates, and sometimes 
not; never did they have one they 
could consider a true friend. When 
once for over a year the entire fam- 
ily went to live with grandmother 
and an aunt in a Protestant neighbor- 
hood, that proved to be the time Ber- 
tha remembers as the happiest period 
of her childhood. 

It was Bertha's privilege to be bom 
to Christian parents. Although their 
church had become modernistic, the 
family was very faithful in attend- 



ance. However, she grew up believing 
—as do so many young people— that 
because of this background she was 
a Christian herself. After all, she had 
gone to Sunday school and church all 
her life, she believed all the teachings 
of the Bible (the ones she knew), 
and she had never done anything 
especially bad. But then her brother, 
a bit older than Bertha, came to 
know Christ as his personal Saviour. 
And he started telling his sister that 
she too was a sinner and needed to 
be saved. He persuaded her to go 
several times to a rescue mission 
where he had been helping. Finally, 
there at the mission following an 
evangelistic service Bertha realized 
her need of the Saviour, and she ac- 
cepted the Lord. She was fifteen at 
that time. 

Bertha went on to finish high 
school, and furthered her education 
at Indiana University. She relates: 
"It was during my senior year at col- 
lege that the Lord began calling me 
to the mission field. The first time it 
was through the message of a mis- 
sionary on furlough. During and 
after the message I really wanted to 
accept the call; but after the 'effect' 
of the message wore off, my think- 
ing was, 'I wouldn't mind too much 
being a missionary, but I would 
rather not be.' A few months later 
I saw a missionary film, and again the 
Lord spoke to me. My thinking now 
changed to: 'I would like to be a 
missionary as much as something 
else.' After graduation the Lord spoke 
to me a third time and this time 
through the biography of a famous 
and dedicated missionary. And from 
then on I didn't want to be anything 
but a missionary. 

"I entered Grace Theological Semi- 
nary knowing it was a very funda- 
mental one, but not knowing that it 
was the seminary of The Brethren 
Church. In fact, I knew nothing of 




Miss Bertha Abel 

The Brethren Church, and hadn't 
even known it existed until just a 
few months before when I was at 
Winona Lake the last week of 
August and saw the banner announc- 
ing the national conference. During 
the time I was in seminary, I was 
convinced of the teachings of the 
Brethren and became a member of 
the church at Winona Lake. 

"I knew the Lord wanted me to 
be a missionary, but I wasn't sure 
where. I applied to The Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society of the Brethren 
Church, and the members of the 
board suggested that I look toward 
Argentina as my field of service. The 
way was not open for me to leave 
for the field until two years after 
graduation from seminary, but the 
Lord had a purpose in even that. 
During those two years I worked as 
bookkeeper in a furniture store, add- 
ing the practical experience acquired 
on the job to what I had been taught 
about bookkeeping in college, thus 
preparing me much better for my 
work as bookkeeper on the field." 

With furlough following her sec- 
ond term now past due, she will be 
returning to the United States with- 
in a few months. But her love for 
the Argentine people and for her 
work among them is so genuine that 
already she is looking toward the time 
when furlough will be over and she 
will be able to return "home" to 
Argentina. Pray that the Lord may 
guide in all details concerning the 
furlough and her return. 



February 8, 1963 



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Women's Missionary Council 



Dearer 
Tharr 



By Rick Auxt 



One day last fall a friend of mine 
received a notice in her mailbox stat- 
ing that since she showed the most 
potential as a musician, her financial 
debt was paid in full by a person 
whom she had heard much about, 
but never had an occasion to meet. 

I would like to relate to you a simi- 
lar incident from the course of my 
own experience through which I met 
a Friend whom I shall never forget, 
although I have never seen Him. 

I was just a young boy, seven years 
old, to be exact, when I finally real- 
ized that I had a debt which I could 
never hope to repay. If my debt went 
unpaid, I would have to die and suf- 
fer in hell forever. Then one day in 
Vacation Bible School I heard about 
One who paid my debt so that I 
could spend eternity in heaven. He 
paid my debt not because I was 
worthy, but because He loved me so 
much that He was even willing to die 
for me, a worthless sinner. 

Naturally, as time went by, I was 
curious to find out more about my 
Friend and His love for me. The most 
important lesson I had to learn, was 
how I could love someone whom I 
had never seen. Upon realizing that 
He saved my life, I couldn't help but 
love Him. 

When I realize how much He has 
suffered because of me, and yet how 
patient He has been, I love Him all 
the more. No matter how often I fail 
Him, He always forgives and forgets. 
He is my refuge and strength, a very 
present help when I am in trouble. 
He is a friend that sticketh closer 
than a brother. 

I have no other friend like Jesus. 
He is more than life to me. He is my 
physician, my psychologist, my teach- 
er, and employer. He is the only 
friend I have who has never forsaken 
me for the twinkling of an eye. 

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So often when we are away from 
loved ones, communication is diffi- 
cult and correspondence seems to 
slack off after a period of time. In 
Christ there is no problem, for we 
can talk to Him at any time, any- 
where Jesus is the joy of living. 

I love Christ because He is perfect. 
He is the only one who has power 
over sin and the grave. Some day I 
shall be like Him, and I shall see 
Him as He is. If I remain faithful 
to Him, He will some day reward 
me with things which man cannot 
conceive in his finite mind. "Eye 
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither 
have entered into the heart of man, 
the things which God hath prepared 
for them that love him" (I Cor. 2:9). 

How could I possibly forget Christ, 
when He has done so much for me! 



WMC News 

(Continued from •page 76) 

The theme of our program was 
"Harvesting." Table decorations con- 
sisted of horns of plenty tied with 
large orange ribbon bows. 

Mrs. H. L. Oliver 
Assistant secretary 

MICHIGAN DISTRICT. Our 
district WMC held its fall rally at 
the Grace Brethren Church at Lake 
Odessa, Michigan. A blue and silver 
banner was presented to the WMC 
having the largest percentage of ladies 
present. Calvary Church of Alto, 
Michigan received the banner and 
they are to display it in their church 
until the spring rally. 

Grace Hoffman 



MISSIONARY BIRTHDAYS FOR APRIL 

AFRICA- 
Suzan Marie Goodman April 1, 1952 

B. p. 13, Bozoum via Bangui. Central African Republic 

Miss Edith Geske April 4 

B. P. 13. Bozoum via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Mrs. Robert S. Williams April 15 

Batangafo via Bangui, Central African Republic 

ARGENTINA- 
Rev. Solon W. Hoyt April 2 

Chiclana 1074, Don Bosco. F.C.G.R., Argentina, S. A. 

Mrs. E. Nelson Fay April 4 

e/o Rev. Lynn Sehrock, Calle 10, No. 90. Barrio Parque Vellez Sarsfield, Cordoba. 
Argentina. S. A. 

Paula Ann Bishop April 15, 1955 

I. Arias 3360, Castelar, F.N.D.F.S., Argentina. S. A. 

Peter Philip Marshall April 23, 1953 

Circunscripcion 4, Seccion 4; Manzanna 9. Casa 6; Ciudad General Belgrano, Argentina, 

Rev. Donald E. Bishop April 29 

I. Arias 3360. Castelar, F.N.D.F.S.. Argentina. S. A. 

BRAZIL- 
Lou Ann Maycumber April 8, 1955 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem. Para, Brazil 

Rev. J. Keith Altig April 9 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem, Para, Brazil 

John Robert Zielasko April 10, 1948 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem, Para, Brazil 

James Kevin Johnson April 19, 1956 

Caixa Postal 861. Belem, Para, Brazil 

Miss Barbara Hulse April 27 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem. Para, Brazil 

HAWAII- 
Leilani Lou Tresise April 15, 1956 

95-303 Waioni Street, Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii 
MEXICO- 

Mrs. Phillip Guerena April 5 

Box 588, Winona Lake, Indiana ^ 

Mrs. Sibley M. Edmiston April 14 

519 Sunset Lane. San Ysidro, California, U.S.A. 

PUERTO RICO- 
Nancy Joyce Brenneman April 24 1954 

p. O. Box 10144, Cj.parra Heights, P. R. r ' 

IN THE UNITED STATES 
^^^t^/°'8^ Goodman April 21, 1947 

231 Lmden Way. Sunnyside, Washington ^ 

Robert Luis Dowdy April 26 1948 

Box 104, Winona Lake. Indiana P ' 



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Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 



LOOKING TO JESUS ... IN BRAZIL 
By Miss Barbara Hulse 



My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord: in the morn- 
ing will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 



Vli^^ 





"For Christ also hath once suf- 
fered for sins, the just for the unjust, 
that he might bring us to God, being 
put to death in the flesh, but quick- 
ened by the Spirit" (I Pet. 3:18). 
Think of this, ". . . the just for the 
unjust." In considering Christ's suf- 
ferings, we should always keep in 
mind that He suffered what we 
would have had to suffer in eternity 
had He not taken our place and 
accepted our punishment for us. His 
thirst was as consuming as the thirst 
of the rich man in hell. His separa- 
tion from God the Father was as real 
as that of the unsaved when they 
die without Christ. We cannot meas- 
ure the intensity of the pain and 
agony of His soul which He suffered 
that day. How thankful we should 
be that we shall never have to suf- 
fer as Christ suffered on the cross. 

I did not say that we shall never 
have to suffer. Both Peter, who 
worked mainly at "home," and Paul 
who went to the "foreign field" re- 
mind us that as believers we shall 
suffer. "For even hereunto were ye 
called: because Christ also suffered 
for us, leaving us an example, that ye 
should follow his steps" (I Pet. 2:21). 
And Paul reminded the Philippian 
believers: "For unto you it is given 
in the behalf of Christ, not only to 
believe on him: but also to suffer 
for his sake" (Phil. 1:29). But we 
need to remember, "If we suffer, we 

February 8, 1963 



shall also reign with him" (II Tim. 
2:12). 

These verses refer to all types of 
suffering. They include loneliness, 
ridicule, and other difficulties that we 
must face day by day. Right now they 
make me think of a pretty Brazilian 
girl. 

The plateaus of Ceara were Maria 
Eleina's first home. There she played 




Miss Hulse 

circle games with her friends, helped 
care for two younger brothers, learned 
to read and embroider, and watched 
her parents and others plant beans, 
cotton, rice, and corn. Beans and cot- 
ton were sold to other parts of the 
country. Thus they eked out^ meager 
living. 

In Ceara Maria Eleina's mother 
died. At an early age she had to take 
on the responsibilities of a house- 
hold. When she was about twelve 
years old her father's cousin came 



for a visit. He had moved to Capa- 
nema about seven years earlier and 
came offering work for her father. 
Her father accepted and they had 
to move to Capanema. 

The family had few possessions, 
so moving wasn't a complicated pro- 
cess. There were sad goodbyes to 
relatives and friends, but also the 
excitement of traveling and seeing 
new places. In due time they were 
on the slow-moving, overloaded ship 
which in a few days would arrive in 
Belem. From Belem the one hundred 
mile trip to Capanema would be 
made on a train pulled by an ancient 
wood-burning locomotive, or on a 
large truck over rough roads cut 
through the jungle. 

The cousin, who had recently ac- 
cepted the Gospel, opened his home 
for weekly meetings. Maria Eleina 
began to attend these meetings, 
children's Bible classes, and Sunday 
school. Within a short time she too 
believed. A few months later she was 
baptized, and along vWth twenty-one 
others became a charter member of 
The Brethren Church in Capanema. 

From the very first Maria Eleina 
was faithful in attendance to all the 
meetings and in reading her Bible 
at home. About one year after her 
decision her father decided to move 
once again, this time to Capitao 

(Continued on page 80) 

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Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 



Reporting! 



t 



BERNE, INDMNA-The Bethel 
Brethren SMM girls have had several 
special meetings in which to do proj- 
ects. In December instead of ex- 
changing Christmas gifts, the girls 
brought toys and useful items to send 
to the Taos Mission. 

CONEMAUGH, PENNSYL- 
VANM-The Middler girls of die 
Pike Brethren Church finished their 
surgical wrappers already. 

WARSAW, INDIANA - The 
meetings of the Junior SMM of the 
Community Grace Brediren Church 
have been well attended with an 
average of twelve girls and an average 
offering of $1.27. In September they 
had a hamburger fry, a breakfast 
meeting in October, and a luncheon 
in December. In November they 
made missionary prayer cards, and 
in December they made baskets from 
used Christmas cards. The girls were 
"postmen" at Christmas and delivered 
greetings to and from their church 
family. They will be taking their test 
on Brethren Teachings in January 



and will bring the gift for the mis- 
sionaries also. They plan to begin 
embroidery work in February. 

FORT WAYNE, INDMNA- 
The First Brethren Middler SMM 
had a birthday-Halloween party for 
a member of the church who is their 
local project. They painted the chairs 
in the preschool department. Now, 
they are buying mustard and catsup 
dispensers for the kitchen of their 
new building. 

WINONA LAKE, INDIANA- 
The Little Sisters now average twelve 
each month. They are cutting out 
Bible pictures, have purchased a fold- 
ing chair for the church, and helped 
deliver Christmas cards. They have 
met all district goals and most of the 
girls have met all personal goals. 

WATERLOO, lOWA-In De- 
cember the Middler girls of Grace 
Brethren went Christmas caroling 
to the home of a senior member of 
their church who is a shut-in. The 
girls received a great blessing from 
visiting with and singing for this 
wonderful lady. Afterwards, they had 
a slumber party at the home of the 
patroness. 



Additions and Corrections 

1. The home missions offering is only $536.66 thus far. Mail any 
back offerings to Dee Anna Caldwell. Make it a point to support 
SMM Math your offerings. 

2. To the Michigan and Southeast districts, remember to send your 
news items to the national editor, Rosalie Ash, before February 
15, 1963. You will want your news in the Missionary Herald. 

STOP AND THINK 

True wisdom is seldom gained without suffering. 

Knowing the reason for suffering destroys the purpose of suffering. 



Suggested Program for March 

Bible Study: 

"Keep Looking Up ... in Suffering" Memory verse: 
Junior-Mrs. Ida Mae Anthony I Peter 3:18 

Middler-Mrs. Glenn Baker 
Senior-Mrs. Donald Gale 

Mission Study: 

"Looking to Jesus ... in Brazil" Emblem: 

Miss Barbara Hulse Cross 



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Looking to . . . 

(Continued from 'page 79) 

Poco, a small but growing town about 
sixty miles from Capanema. He 
wanted to keep his children together 
and among other reasons he said: 
"Maria Eleina won't have a church 
to attend in Capitao Poco." Her 
father had heard the Gospel but re- 
mained a strong Catholic. During the 
two years they have been in Capitao 
Poco, Maria Eleina has kept house 
for her father and two brothers, and 
despite all their efforts and pleadings, 
she has remained faithful to the Lord. 
All girls like pretty things and 
Maria Eleina, now a teen-ager, is 
no exception. A pretty gold necklace 
or wrist watch are highly valued items 
among Brazilian girls— very few 
possess them. And since ready-made 
clothes have not arrived in Capanema 
or other smaller interior towns as yet, 
who wouldn't want their very own 
sewing machine? At various times her 
father offered all these things, but 
pretty or useful as they might be, 
they could not entice Maria Eleina 
to deny her Saviour. "Lay not up for 
yourselves treasures upon earth, 
where moth and rust doth corrupt, 
and where thieves break through and 
steal: but lay up for yourselves treas- 
ures in heaven, where neither moth 
nor rust doth corrupt, and where 
thieves do not break through nor 



PRAYER 
REQUESTS 

1. Ask God to give strength to 
those whom you know are suffering 
now because they have made a real 
stand for Jesus. Pray that they will 
receive it as a privilege. 

2. Pray for Miss Barbara Hulse 
who is serving the Lord in Brazil 
that she may be used in an even 
greater way to lead others to the Sav- 
iour. 

3. Pray for unsaved girls with 
whom you have close contact that 
they will open their hearts to Jesus. 

4. Pray that God through His 
Word will lead you into a deeper 
fellowship with Him. 

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steal. For where your treasure is, 
there will your heart be also" (Matt. 
6:19-21). 

Other temptations came. Maria 
Eleina was only fourteen when a 
nice looking man several years older 
than she began courting her and 
soon asked her father if they might 
marry. Her father was not only will- 
ing, but also encouraged it. How- 
ever, friends and relatives in Capa- 
nema were very concerned and much 
in prayer. She was so young, and 
how would this effect her spiritual 
life? The Bible says: "Be not un- 
equally yoked together with un- 
believers" (II Cor. 6:14). A number 
of weeks later we received word that 
Maria Eleina had decided that she 
did not want to get married at this 
time or to this man. "They called 
upon the Lord, and he answered 
them" (Ps. 99:6). Once again we were 
reminded that God is interested in 
the details of our lives and will di- 
rect us in the right way if we udll 
look to Him for guidance. 

Maria Eleina gets to Capanema 
for a visit only two or three times a 
year. She looks forward to these visits 
because of the opportunity they af- 
ford to attend church, SMM, and 
sing in the choir. She misses these 
times of Christian fellowship most of 
the year since there is no gospel 
preaching church in Capitao Poco. 
Yet she has grown spiritually because 
she has faithfully read her Bible. Re- 
cently relatives from Ceara sent a 
catechism and other Catholic liter- 
ature to her by friends moving to 
Capanema. Later the lady asked 
if she had read it yet. Maria Eleina 
replied: "Oh, yes, I read it, but it 
doesn't please me." We are thank- 
ful that she knows the Word of God 
well enough that such literature 
doesn't confuse her. 

Neither bribes, nor persuasion, 
nor ridicule have succeeded in turn- 
ing Maria Eleina from following her 
Lord. She is willing to suffer these 
things and more for the One who 
suffered eternal punishment in her 
place. 

At fifteen Maria Eleina's life is 
not an exciting one. Her days are 
filled with hard work— cooking over 
a charcoal fire, carrying water, wash- 
ing clothes by hand, ironing with a 
heavy charcoal iron, and sweeping 



The Leaven 

of the Sadducees 



By Charles H. Ashman, D.D. 

West Covina, Calitomia 



In die Scriptures leaven is symbolical of false doctrine, unbelief and 
evil. The Lord warned us to "Beware" of it in all of its forms. In a former 
article, we wrote about the "Leaven of the Pharisees," which was hypocrisy. 
Now we warn against the leaven of the Sadducees. 

In Acts 5:17, the Sadducees were declared to be a "sect." The word 
sect means heresy, false both as to belief and practice. It means the same 
today. The Sadducees instigated the first persecution of the New Testa- 
ment church, according to Acts 4 and 5. Christ put the Pharisees and 
Sadducees in the same class in His warnings. 

The Sadducees were guilty of doubt, skepticism, unbelief. They denied 
the existence of angels. They refused to believe in the resurrection of which 
Acts 23:7-8 and Mark 12:18 both charge them. They denied the possibility 
of miracles. The leaven of the Sadducees was doubt and unbelief. 

This leaven takes varied forms today. The boldest form is that of out- 
and-out denial. It is denial of "the faith" of the Scriptures. It refuses to 
accept the Bible as the supreme court of appeals of faith. It puts a question 
mark after the doctrine of the verbal inspiration of the Bible. 

The most deadly form of this leaven is the practical. This is a mixture of 
hypocrisy and denial. Theoretically, some believe in the Bible. They 
would be offended if you even hinted they didn't. But in practice they 
deny it. They are "hearers of the Word," but not doers. They claim to be- 
lieve the Bible, but live contrary to it. They claim to believe in Christ, but 
live for the Devil. 

The Sadducees were not only skeptics, but they were heretics. They 
twisted and distorted the Scriptures to fit their warped minds. They had a 
corkscrew interpretation. They were spiritual crooks. 

Sometimes this form of leaven becomes fanatical. It uses wildfire. It 
becomes hyper in its emotions. It develops a superattitude in its private 
interpretations of the Scriptures. It is a form of hysterical religion. 

The skeptic gains followers among those weak in the faith. The heretic 
gains recruits from the ranks of those who have become "heady." The fanatic 
is imitated by those "carried about by every wind of doctrine." 

Beware of the leaven of the Sadducees! In these "latter times" it will 
lead you to "depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doc- 
trines of devils" (I Tim. 4:1). It will deceive you with "profane and vain 
babblings" (I Tim. 6:20). One of the prophetic signs for today is that false 
teachers shall arise within the church and bring in "damnable heresies." 
Because of these "many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of 
whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of" (II Pet. 2:1-2). 

"A litde leaven leaveneth the whole lump." The danger of leaven is 
in its beginning. We are deceived into thinking that surely just a little in 
a church or denomination will not hurt, just so the whole lump does not 
become leaven. It only takes a litde, if tolerated, to leaven, to influence 
the whole lump. How wise it would be to cast it out when it first begins. 



the mud house. Yet she does not 
grumble, but goes about her work 
willingly. She does it as a part of fol- 
lowing His steps, for she knows that 
some day she shall "reign with him." 
She continues to face many problems 
and temptations. Pray that she will 
remain faithful to the Lord and keep 



looking to Jesus for guidance and 
strength. Pray that her father and 
brothers might be won to the Saviour 
through her testimony. Pray also for 
more workers, both nationals and mis- 
sionaries, in order that Capitao Poco 
and other similar towns might have a 
gospel witness. 



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evANOeulCAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



CHANGE OF ADDRESS; Rev. 
and Mrs. James Dickson, Box 1103, 
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Rev. and 
Mrs. Robert D. Culver, 5824 dinger 
Rd., Minneapolis 24, Minn. Rev. and 
Mrs. Lester E. Cook, P.O. Box 7251, 
Stockton, Calif. 

MIDDLEBRANCH, OHIO. The 
Northern Ohio district youth rally 
was held Jan. 25-26 at the First 
Brethren Church, Wesley Haller, 
host pastor. Youth activities included 
attendance at the Grace College bas- 
ketball game at Canton, Ohio, on 
Friday night, and a banquet the next 
day at the Middlebranch Grange 
Hall with John Aeby, pastor of the 
Grace Brethren Church, Waterloo, 
Iowa, as guest speaker. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. Rev. and 
Mrs. Leo Polman, Brethren Financial 
Planning Service representatives, con- 
ducted a three-day Stewardship Bible 
Conference at the First Brethren 
Church Jan. 20 through 23. W. A. 
Ogden, pastor. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. Mr. 
David Linger, coach and athletic di- 
rector at Philadelphia College of 
Bible, was the guest speaker at Third 
Brethren Church recently. Pastor and 
Mrs. Robert Kern attended the Win- 
ter Snowspiration held at River Val- 
ley, Md. in January. There were 
103 young people registered for this 
youth rally. 

DALLAS CENTER, IOWA. 
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
Irvin Herr, long-time members of the 
First Brethren Church, who cele- 
brated their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary on Dec. 23. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. Paul E. 
Dick, pastor of the First Brethren 
Church, Winchester, Va., was the 
guest speaker at the stewardship din- 

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ner rally held in the Grace Brethren 
Church' on Jan. 25. James Dixon is 
pastor. 

COVINGTON, VA. The Annual 
Jewish Bible Conference was held 
at the Grace Brethren Church dur- 
ing Jan. 7-9. The four speakers were 
representatives from the American 
Board of Missions to the Jews, New 
York City. Pastor Mason Cooper re- 
ports that this was one of the finest 
Jewish conferences ever held in this 
church. 

DAYTON, OHIO. A seven- 
week Sundav-school contest was con- 
ducted between the Grace Brethren 
Church of Dayton, Ohio, and the 
Grace Brethren Church of Trotwood, 
Ohio. At the close of the contest 
the Sunday-school superintendent of 
the Trotwood church personally pre- 
sented a beautiful trophy to the win- 
ning Dayton Sunday-school. The 
year 1962 was a record breaking year 
for the Dayton Grace Brethren Sun- 
day School with a 47 percent annual 
increase, and a one-Sunday record of 
158 in attendance. Russel Isner is 
Sunday-school superintendent. Ever- 
ett Caes, pastor. 

NOTICE: Church Secretaries- 
Your Statistical Reports are past due, 
deadline was Jan. 31, 1963. Please 
mail your reports immediately to Na- 
tional Statistician, Dr. John Whit- 
comb, 305 Kelly St., Winona Lake, 
Ind. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Evan- 
gelist Bill Smith conducted a one- 
day youth conference at the Gay 
Street Brethren Church on Jan. 27. 
Brother Smith was the speaker for 
the Northern Adantic District week- 
end snow retreat held at the River 
Valley Ranch, Jan. 18-20. 

CANTON, OHIO. Joe Shultz, 
Stark County Youth for Christ di- 
rector, was the guest speaker at the 
Grace Brethren Church on Jan. 13 
in the absence of the pastor. Pastor 
and Mrs. John Dilling were attend- 
ing the funeral of Mrs. Dilling's 
grandfather in New Jersey. 

WHITTIER, CALIF. Mr. Dan 
L. Shedd, principal of the Brethren 
Elementary and Junior High School, 
was licensed to the ministry of the 
Gospel at the Community Brethren 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

The names of all Brethren ministers 
listed in the 1962 Brethren Annual are 
apearing on this news page for your 
intercesory prayer. 

Robert Addison, Bellf lower, Calif. 
Russell Barnard, Winona Lake, 

Ind. 
Nathan Casement, Dayton, Ohio 
Jesse Deloe, Jr., Dallas Center, 

Iowa 
Louis Engle, Leesburg, Ind. 
Albert Flory, Whittier, Calif. 



Church, Ward Miller, pastor, on 
Jan. 6. Licensure of Mr. Shedd was 
recommended by the examining 
board of the Southern Calif.-Arizona 
District of Brethren Churches. This 
action is significant in recognizing 
the growing field of Christian Day 
School ministry. 

NOTICE. On Jan. 1, 1963, the 
name of the First Brethren Church of 
Canton, Ohio, was changed to Grace 
Brethren Church. 

TOPPENISH, WASH. The 
Northwest District of Brethren 
Churches will convene Feb. 26-28 at 
the Grace Brethren Church for their 
1963 conference. 

DAYTON, OHIO. Evangelist 
Bill Smith will conduct revival meet- 
ings at the First Brethren Church 
during Feb. 10-17. G. Forrest Jack- 
son is pastor. 

BERNE, IND. Nathan Meyer will 
be the prophetic conference speaker 
at Bethel Brethren Church Feb. 17- 
24. Kenneth E. Russell, pastor. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. Dr. O. 
E. Phillips, of the Hebrew Christian 
Fellowship, was the guest speaker at 
the First Brethren Church on Jan. 
20. Robert Griffith, pastor. 

WARSAW, IND. Mrs. Helen 
Wood Bemie, formerly a member of 
the Communist party, recently chal- 
lenged the Community Grace Breth- 
ren Church concerning the present- 
day threat of communism. Richard 
Sellers, pastor. 

DAYTON, OHIO. A Southern 
Ohio District Fellowship Festival was 
held Feb. 1 at the YMCA. G. For- 
rest Jackson, pastor of die First Breth- 
ren Church, was the special speaker. 

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NOTICE: Some additional late 
votes arrived at the Missionary 
Herald Company concerning the 
change to the biweekly magazine. 
The count as of Jan. 28 was 1010 
yes, and 287 no. 

LAKE ODESSA, MICH. Lee 
Crist tendered his resignation as pas- 
tor of the Grace Brethren Church 
on Jan. 14. He has accepted the call 
to become the pastor of the First 
Brethren Church of Cleveland, Ohio. 

GRANDVIEW, WASH. 

The First Brethren Church re- 
cently had an eight-day Revival 
Crusade with Evangelist Bob Col- 
litt. The blessing of the Lord was 
evidenced through the 43 public 
decisions for Christ. These included 
decisions concerning baptism and 
church membership, rededication of 
lives for Christ, restoration and com- 
mittment to full-time Christian serv- 
ice. 

Special events during the meetings 
were: a young people's "Watch 
Night" service; a surprise birthday 
coffee hour at which time the con- 
gregation presented the pastor with a 
gift certificate for a suit; and a Sun- 
day-school night at which the be- 
ginner, primary, and junior depart- 
ments brought the special music. 

The Sunday following the meet- 
ings three first-time decisions for 



Christ, and one for church member- 
ship were made. The church con- 
tinues to feel the blessing of the 
Lord resulting from our meetings. 
—George R. Christie, pastor 

COVINGTON, VA. 

Members and friends of Grace 
Brethren Church met in the basement 
of their new church building for the 
first time on New Year's eve for a 
Watch Night service and fellowship 
supper. There was a time for testi- 
monies as to the Lord's blessings 
during 1962. Some of the highlights 
of the evening were a film entitled 
"The Son of Man" and special 
recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Lee 
Simmons, who have served as deacon 
and deaconess since the church was 
organized in 1935. The anticipated 
date for dedication of the new build- 
ing is the last of February. 

—Mason Cooper, pastor. 

A six month's free subscription to the 
Brethren Misswnary Herald is given to 
those whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Janet Thomas and Wesley Eck- 
stein, Jan. 12, First Brethren Church, 
Johnstown, Pa. 

Gwen Hodges and Dr. Allan E. 
Ward, Dec. 21, First Brethren 
Church, Long Beach, Calif. 



INDS 
EARTHLY 

PILGRIMAGE 

Announcements in this column are published 
when sent in by a pastor. 

HAUSER, Mrs. Gladys, 61, mem- 
ber of the Geistown Brethren 
Church, Johnstown, Pa., went to be 
with the Lord Jan. 20. She was the 
wife of Stanlev Hauser, a retired 
Brethren minister. She was for many 
years an active member of the First 
Brethren Church of Philadelphia, 
Pa., where she sat under the min- 
istry of Dr. Alva J. McClain, Dr. R. 
Paul Miller, and Dr. A. V. Kimmell. 
—Randall Poyner, pastor 

STREIGHTIFF, Mrs. Mary, 94, 
went to be vwth her Lord on Jan. 
5. She was the oldest member of 
the Grace Brethren Church of Hope- 
well, Pa. Funeral services were con- 
ducted by the pastor. 

—Sheldon W. Snyder, pastor 

SCHEERER, Richard, was taken 
suddenly to be with the Lord in an 
auto-train accident on Jan. 15. He 
was a deacon, Sunday-school teacher, 
and a faithful member of the First 
Brethren Church of Fort Wayne, 
Ind. 

—Mark E. Malles, pastor. 




HOLLINS, VA. The new $75,000 church sanctuary 
pictured above was dedicated by the Patterson Memorial 
Brethren Church on Dec. 2. The new building will seat 
about 500 persons. It also has a number of classrooms 
in the basement, the pastor's study, the Sunday-school 
office, and two nurseries. The cornerstone laying and 
dedication services were held the same day. Carlton 



Fuller, pastor of the Clearbrook Brethren Church, di- 
rected the cornerstone laying. Speaker for the dedica- 
tion service was Paul Dowdy, Brethren Missionary to 
Argentina, and William Schaffer of Grace College, 
Winona Lake, Ind., was the guest organist. Wilham 
Byers is pastor. 



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4 "EVERYONE HAS PROBLEMS . . 
DON'T LET YOURS SHOW 
ON YOUR FACE! 



The Spirit 

of the 

Prophet 



SOMETHING has weakened our 
standards, watered our sermons, and 
dehydrated our methods. 

Frantically we search for some new 
method, new organizational scheme, 
or some new plan. While we search, 
the membership withers and fades 
away. The unsaved seem repelled by 
our whole program. We grant that 
our message doesn't make the world 
our friends, for it cuts to their con- 
sciences, unveils their sins, and pro- 
phesies their damnation. No one 
loves such bitter medicine. But I'm 
not convinced that the offense comes 
entirely from our message. I rather 
believe that the fault lies in our 
men and their manners, not in our 
multiplied methods. 

One of the significant changes of 
our modern world has been its elimi- 
nation of social classes and its erection 
of "social consciousness." By "social 
consciousness" we refer to the great 
interest of modem man in the in- 
terests, thoughts, and comparative 
status of his fellow citizen. This 
change manifests itself in many 
ways. For example, in days past a 
man was known by the craft or oc- 
cupation which he pursued. His 

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reputation was based upon the degree 
of his skill in the production of that 
product in its finished state. In our 
psycho-analytical society, however, 
the weight of a man's reputation and 
standing depend far more upon hoiv 
he performs his craft than on the 
quality of the finished product. 

Give two men of near equal abil- 
ities and the masses will vote for the 
one whose polish and refinement 
make him more pleasing to the eye 
than his companion of greater native 
talents. Doubdess the television in- 
dustry (with its improvement over 
the radio) plus the profuse distribu- 
tion of picture magazines (in the 
place of pictureless newspapers) have 
conditioned us for this change. 
Through these mediums, an average 
man is acquainted with worldwdde 
customs, and his frame of reference 
for judging his fellow worker is 
broadened. and heightened. The man 
on the street becomes a self-studied 
social-psychoanalyist, and all the 
members of his immediate environ- 
ment his clientele. 

This trend has taken its greatest 
toll of casualties among the business 
or professional group of men. It falls 



within the sphere of their duties to 
daily meet and influence the masses 
of the people. They are therefore 
more susceptible to analysis, and their 
success demands that they constantly 
strive to measure up to the million- 
headed dragon of society's ideal 
gendeman. From the ranks of the 
professional group, one small segment 
has suffered the greatest fatalities, 
and strangely enough they seem to 
care the least about changing this 
situation. These are the ministers. 
If it were not for the lofty ideals 
their position projects upon them and 
the reverential awe that blinds the 
eyes and mutes the tongues of their 
understanding followers, the naked 
opinions of a snickering-up-their- 
shirt-sleeves world would condemn a 
legion of these putrefied antiques in 
an hour! 

We grant that men whose minds 
and interests reside in heavenly 
things should not attend to every 
changing fashion and fleeing whim 
of a godless world system. However, 
excuses of finances, responsibilities, 
and too-busy-to-change can hardly 
justify the clumsy customs and 
thoughriess habits that stimulate 
criticisms against the minister and the 
glorious calling he labors to fulfill. 
Two-inch broad ties, gaudy color 
combinations in dress, sloppy phys- 
ical appearance, "at-home-on-the- 
farm" table manners, and a coarseness 
of speech do not constitute advancing 
degrees of sanctification. Their con- 
tinued usage bespeaks laziness and 
carelessness, not holiness. 

It is just as easy to offend in the 
opposite direction. Society is quick 
to question the purposes and sincerity 
of a "fashion plate" when he steps 
behind the pulpit to speak for God. 
The damage done in either extreme 
is not calculated by the cryptic crit- 
icisms heaped upon the offending 
minister. The destruction sprouts 
roots in a far deeper issue, for the 
minister of the Gospel is expected 
by the world and commanded by 
God to manifest in living flesh and 
blood the message he proclaims. The 
task of reaching men for God is 
made doubly difficult when the evan- 
gel's personal life creates a wall of 
ridicule, or disrespect, between him- 
self and the objects of his labors. 

Paul doubtless had some intangible 

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things in mind when he told Tim- 
othy to "be an example of the be- 
liever . . . in spirit." The spirit of a 
man's life forms the soul of his testi- 
mony and the measure of his success 
for God. It is of utmost importance 
that we constantly emanate a spirit 
of godliness, sincerity, and interest. 
Let's be done with sticky piety, re- 
ligious stuffiness, and downright 
rudeness. We must live in the world, 
and our calling demands that we at- 
tract men to Him. You'll catch more 
flies with sugar than with vinegar. 
How carefully we should guard the 
attractiveness and acceptability of the 
covering of that message which we 
preach; namely, our living appear- 
ances! 

But Paul meant more than the ob- 
vious features of our appearances, 
such as clothes and cleanliness. These 
are more closely included in his term 
"conversation." By "spirit," Paul 
meant to include those tiny, sub- 
liminal clues that lurk in every word, 
action, and facial expression. You 
may not be aware of them, but your 
psychological-conscious society is. 
They will receive this tide of im- 
pulses that emanate from you con- 
stantly. Their minds will evaluate this 
deluge of unperceived data and re- 
lease an opinion. Under the influ- 
ence of this opinion of you, they will 
either like or dislike you, believe, or 
doubt, your sincerity. They will 
sense your attitudes and feelings. 
Your inner closets are made public 
to the gaping eyes of the society 
around you through these radiated 
"impulses" or factors. 

These emanations are unconscious- 
ly given, especially via dress, speech, 
and mannerisms. They may be mis- 
interpreted by those who receive and 
evaluate them. However, the impor- 
tance of their testimony upon our 
ministry and for our Lord demands 
that we double our efforts to con- 
sistently reflect the spirit of Christ. 

Because of the intensity of the 
labors, the magnitude of the responsi- 
bilities, and the brevity of time, a 
traveling or visiting minister must he 
doubly careful to guard these ema- 
nations. Some folks will only see you 
once; their impression will be a last- 
ing one. You are the imported model 
of godliness, and your invitation im- 
plies an admiration for your reputa- 



tion—one all the gossips are eager to 
pick to pieces. The brevity of your 
stay and traveling habits create a 
romantic halo about your sacred repu- 
tation that woos envy within the 
stuck-in-the-same-hole-for-years folk 
whom you meet. The halo will add 
its weight to the impact of your min- 
istry for good or for evil. 

There are three characteristics we 
must cultivate at all cost. They form 
the heart of success with people and 
their absence, once detected, will 
erect a barrier between yourself and 
the people which no amount of ac- 
tivity or education will remove. The 
crown prince of this trinity is sin- 
cerity. This virtue will cover a mul- 
titude of failures and secure for you 
a hearing when everything else seems 
to fail. People will respond to a gen- 




By James Custer 

Senior, Grace 
Theological Seminary 

uine spirit, esf>ecially if it expresses a 
deep concern for their welfare and a 
willingness to encounter any ob- 
stacle to secure for them some good 
gift. However, to labor without this 
virtue giving its sustaining support, 
the most strenuous efforts and sa- 
gacious sermons will be received with 
scorn and failure. The backbone of 
your ministry— sincerity— may not 
win friends, but it will influence peo- 
ple! 

The queen sister of sincerity is 
thoiightfulness. So much of the 
criticism heaped upon ministers 
could be avoided if this attitude were 
made the rule of their living. This is 
that spirit of service that searches 



out the thousand unseen ways to 
express gratitude to others, to en- 
courage a fainting heart, or to mold 
a lasting friendship. Its the ability to 
push aside pressing personal plans 
and desires to consider another's bur- 
den. It finds no act too lowly nor 
price too great if the result vnll con- 
tribute happiness to another. Our 
Lord was constandy thoughtful of 
others. The plaving children, the 
grumbling disciples, the raging sea, 
and the death of a friend, all these 
moved Him to words of compassion 
and deeds of comfort while His per- 
sonal needs were ignored. His ser- 
mons were blunt and true, but never 
cruel. His rebukes were sharp, but 
never voiced from a heart of bitter- 
ness. His ministers would do well to 
covet such a spirit of "otherness." 
It will break cold hearts and move 
frozen minds which defy blunt agita- 
tions. Thoughtfulness often opens 
the locked door and welcomes the 
unwanted messenger. 

The mantle to display these two 
virtues is optimism. We live in a be- 
wildered age. Men in and out of 
Christian circles tremble in fear. We 
seem to think that maintaining status 
quo is to manifest a successful min- 
istry. The idea that ours is an ag- 
gressive, mighty, earth-moving Gos- 
pel is accepted by all, but believed 
by few. Yours will be an attractive 
ministry if the optimism of the New 
Testament radiates from your fre- 
quent smile, and evidences itself in 
your hearty handshake. Everyone has 
problems. Don't let yours show on 
your face. Has not God promised us 
victory and security? The promise of 
His jKJwer and the assurance that 
His plan will triumph has never been 
revoked. In an age of darkness, fear 
not to hold forth your light. 
In the midst of confusion, smile. 
Your adversary will flee and your 
doubting enemy will be drawn ir- 
resistibly to your side. 

These attitudes must be the keys 
to our ministry. The effects of our 
ministry will be inscribed upon many 
lives. Therefore every minister should 
study profusely, write profoundly, 
discipline himself astutely, and speak 
powerfully. If our efforts fail to reach 
and move men for Christ, they are as 
"sounding brass, or a tinkling cym- 
bal." 



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VULTURES 

ARE 
UNCULTURED 



By Rev. Robert D. Whited 

Pastor, 

Pleasant Grove 

Grace Brethren Church 

North EngUsJt, Iowa 



'Truthfulness is one of the rarest 
of the virtues. Many there are who 
acknowledge the vice of stealing and 
vet regard lying as a virtue, provided 
it is clever enough and wins its point. 
Various forms of lies have somehow 
attained a status of respectability. 
Exaggeration, for instance, is simply 
a part of modern sophistication, but 
unfortunately has invaded Christian 
circles, which the phrase, 'evangelisti- 
cally speaking,' testifies. Lies of ex- 
pediency or convenience are also so- 
cially respectable. The psalmist said: 
'I said in my haste. All men are liars,' 
and a commentator has suggested diat 
if he lived today, he would repeat 
the indictment after sober reflection. 
Then there is the business lie, which 
is accepted as a normal implement 
of competition." 

As I read the above quotation in 
a religious magazine, especially the 
last line, my thoughts went back 
several years to the time when I was 
still in college in Seatde, Washing- 
ton. 

It was in the fall of the year when 
my wife found herself in the enviable 
jxjsition of being able to purchase a 
coat. 

When the purchase of a coat is 
seldom— as it usually is at our house 
—the occasion is a momentous one. 
After all the members of the house- 
hold had been scrubbed, shoes 
polished, and hair brushed, we set 
forth in high spirits intent on visit- 
ing as many department stores and 
dress shops as was necessary in 
order to find just the right coat. 
What happend at the first store has 
lodged itself firmly in my memory. 
Even before we stepped through the 
door, we could see the plush rug, 
slick furniture, and modem lights 
indicating that it was, as we say back 
home, high class. Undaunted, we 
strode recklessly in, attempting to 
appear as nonchalant as possible. Al- 
most before we entered the room, 
saleswomen appeared from nowhere 
looking for all the world like vul- 
tures, poised and ready to pounce 
upon any prey that would unwit- 
tingly turn its back for a moment. 

A floor man directed one of these 
creatures to us, and when she found 
that our purpose in being there was 
to look at coats, she led us to the 
section at the rear of the store. 



My wife began immediately to try 
on coats. Each change of garment 
brought forth flattering epithets from 
our charming hostess. The longer 
we stayed and the more coats my 
wife tried on, the more vociferous 
became the saleswoman's praise. Each 
coat was just the coat for my wife, it 
did everything for her. According to 
"Miss Vulture," each coat made my 
wife look years younger. She gave 
the impression that by merely buy- 
ing one of those coats her whole life 
would be altered and an era of pros- 
perity, vitality, and glamour would 
be ushered in. 

It was so obviously a line, that we 
could hardly restrain ourselves from 
bursting out in laughter. We could 
see that this saleswoman had been 
properly indoctrinated in what the 
management undoubtedly thought 
\\'as the proper way to induce per- | 
sons to buy their merchandise. 

As we had arrived at the place 
where no other coats were to be 
found, and we had not seen what we 
wanted, we prepared to leave. Not 
to be pushed aside so easily, out 
friend-saleswoman applied every arti- 
fice at her command in a last vain 
attempt to extract from us the pur- 
chase price of a coat. Finally, after 
having to become almost rude, we 
escaped the store firmly resolved 
never to return. 

What were the saleslady's thoughts 
after we had gone? I have often won- 
dered. Surely, she didn't helieve all 
the things she had told us. No doubt 
she had sacrificed her integrity in 
order to further her financial aspira- 
tions. She is not alone, however. 
Walk into any store, in any town, 
anytime. The same situation is acted 
out every day of the year. 

As Christians we ought to keep 
in mind that the God whom we pro- 
fess to worship and serve is "the God 
of truth" (Isa. 65:16) who hates lying. 
L^dng associates us with the Devil, 
whom our Lord calls "a liar, and the 
father of them" (John 8:44). May 
God keep us sensitive to the sinful- 
ness of deceit and the loveliness of 
truth! Vultures may be uncultured, 
but in God's sight liars are an abomi- 
nation. Remember, "By thy words 
thou shalt be justified, and by thy 
words thou shalt be condemned" 
(Matt. 12:37). 



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BRETHREN DAY OF PRAYER— FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 

PRAISE the Lord for the good 
weekend of meetings that Brother 
Fred Fogle had in Lyon, France. 

PRAY for the Phil Guerena family 
as very soon they will be entering 
into our work in Mexico. 

PRAY for the Hill Maconaghys as 
they seek to establish a new work 
in Adrogue, a suburb of Buenos 
Aires. 

PRAY for the spiritual growth of 
the young people at Waimalu, 
Hawaii, and that they might take 
more leadership in the work. 

PRAY for the teachers in the 
French schools in Africa that they 
will have wisdom from the Lord in 
their work. 

HOME MISSIONS 

PRAY for the annual spring board 
meeting of the Brethren Home Mis- 
sions Council. 

PRAY for a number of home-mis- 
sion churches that will be having 
pre-Easter evangelistic meetings. 

PRAY that a greater number of 
our Brethren in 1963 will use the 
"Home Missions Daily Prayer 
Guide." 

PRAY for the Radio broadcast at 
Taos, New Mexico, and Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania, where this past year 
the broadcasts have produced some 
real fruit. 

PRAY for the building program 
now under way in Westminster, 
California, and for the building pro- 
gram soon to get under way at Van- 
daha, Ohio. 

LAYMEN 

PRAY for spiritual growth among 
the Brethren laymen. 

PRAY for the Laymen's support 
of the National work. 

PRAY for the next issue of the 
"Laymen News." 

PRAY for the completion of our 
projects. 

February 8, 1963 



PRAY for a great Evangelism Sun- 
day in the churches. 

SMM 

PRAY for National officers as 
they meet for the cabinet meeting. 

PRAY that the goal for Christian 
Education offering will be met. 

PRAY for the Middler Girls who 
are memorizing the Book of Philip- 
pians. 

WMC 

PRAY for the WMC women 
engaged in Sunday school, Child 
Evangelism, and Youth Work. 

PRAY that every church in our 
Fellowship may have a vital WMC. 

PRAY that the Pen Pointers may 
be used in an increasingly active way 
by officers and laywomen. 

PRAY that the current offerings 
may please the Lord in each local 
WMC. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

PRAY that every teacher and 
worker shall be enrolled in a training 
class in 1963. 

PRAY that every Sunday-school 
leader may be burdened for "Dou- 
bling in This Decade." 

PRAY that every Sunday school 
will follow up every absentee. 

PRAY that teachers may teach 
with a purpose of winning pupils to 
Christ. 

PRAY that the Sunday School 
Board may be undergirded financially 
by our Sunday schools. 

YOUTH 

PRAY for our Mile-of-Dimes Proj- 
ects which include the support of 
Phil Guerena family to Mexico, and 
the paving of the parking lot of the 
Youth Center at Taos, New Mexico. 

PRAY for a need of $900 to send 
our championship quiz team to 
Puerto Rico in April to get a first- 



hand glance at our mission field 
there. 

PRAY for safe travel and success- 
ful meetings for the Youth Evange- 
lism Team the next two months. 

GRACE SEMINARY, COLLEGE 

PRAISE God for the recent Grace 
Bible Conference and pray that its 
ministry may issue in much fruit. 

PRAY earnestly for the successful 
progress of the second semester of 
this school year. 

PRAY for the young people who 
made definite decisions for full-time 
service in the missionary conference 
last December that they may not 
forget their promises to the Lord. 

PRAY for rapid progress on the 
new Girl's Dormitory and general 
dining hall that they may be ready 
for occupancy next fall. The need is 
increasingly urgent! 

PRAY for the administration of 
the schools as they face increased 
burdens and responsibilities connect- 
ed with their growth. 

EVANGELISM 

PRAY for a series of campaigns 
in the Northwest district now being 
held by Bob Collitt. 

PRAY that a full year's schedule 
will be settled by the time the second 
permanent evangelist begins in 
September 1963. 

PRAY for a rich harvest of souls 
among old and young under the min- 
istry of the Summer College Team 
with Allen Schlatter in charge. 

PRAY for the funds on Evangelism 
Sunday, February 24, to enable us 
to carry a greater program to win 
souls to Christ in these last days. 

MISSIONARY HERALD 

PRAISE the Lord for the Herald 
subscribers' clear-cut decision regard- 
ing the biweekly magazine. May the 
change increase the circulation of 
the magazine in the future. 

PRAY for the writing and editing 
of our Sunday-school material that 
it may have an effective ministry 
among our Brethren. 

PRAY for increased wisdom and 
judgment in regards to the better- 
ment of all the Herald Company's 
operations. 

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Compled hy Dave 
Hocking, National 
Youth Director 




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ACHIEVEMENT 

COMPETITION 



Over tAventv pastors and youth 
leaders contributed to the pubHcation 
of this Quiz-Question book. The 
book includes about 2,000 questions 
on the books of Mark and f^ebrews. 
The questions are merely examples of 
those questions which are asked at 
the national youth conference. It is 
our prayer that this book will aid the 
churches in preparation for Bible 
quizzing in our program of National 
Achievement Competition. This is 
an excellent way to study the Scrip- 
tures; that is, by the question method. 



We challenge some of our adults in 
The Brethren Church to memorize 
the books of Mark and Hebrews 
along with the young people who are 
engaged in Bible quizzing. This has 
proven a blessing to many. 

The cost of the book is only 50c, 
and you may order from the Brethren 
Youth Council, Box 617, Winona 
Lake, Indiana. Begin today in Bible 
quizzing, and reap tomorrow the 
spiritual benefits. "Thy word have I 
hid in mine heart, that I might not 
sin against thee" (Ps. 119:11). 




IS IT 
WORTH IT? 

Donna Hawbaker 



We are happy to bring you this 
testimony from Donna Hawbaker of 
the First Brethren Church, Dallas 
Center, Iowa. Donna won national 
honors last August in the memoriza- 
tion of Bible Scripture sponsored by 
the Rural Bible Crusade of America. 
Here is Donna's testimony. 

"I love Jesus Christ as my own 
personal Saviour. He has cleansed 
my heart and purified my life. I look 
to Him for guidance and protection 
in my Christian walk. Whenever I 
run into trouble memorizing a pas- 
sage of the Bible, I turn to God in 
prayer. I ask for help. Then I think 
about the meaning of the passage. 
This really helps me. The trouble 
with me is when I learn something, 
I forget it. I have to keep on prac- 
ticing all the time. I learn a new 
truth every time I review a passage 
of Scripture that I have memorized." 

Is it worth it? Decide for yourself. 
It is our opinion that the competitive 
program of Bible quizzing will pro- 
duce results in the lives of teen- 
agers that will count for God's glory 
in the years to come. An active, well- 
rounded youth program is important. 
But a youth program that emphasizes 
social activities above spiritual action 
is a weak, deficient program. 



BRETHREN MISSIONARY 




February 23, 1963 



Home Missions and Grace Schools Issue 




Tucson's "Too Soon ' Dedication 



Modern Crises and Brethren Survival 



Church College Playboy Haven? 



Let's Talk Sunday School! 



Brethren Home Missions 









Editorials 



ByLL Grubb 



Spiritual Unity— Key to the Church's Survival and 
Growth 

Tlie Scripture indicates a condition in the Early 
Church, which was the secret to its success. "And the 
multitude of them that believed were of one heart and 
one soul" (Acts 4:32). There was a tender union among 
the early Christians, which laid the foundation for their 
spiritual dynamic. 

The beginning of this unity is found in the fact that 
they 'TDelieved." This large company of the saints ac- 
cepted by faith the truth that God had revealed to them 
at that time. 

The first result was that they were filled with the 
Holy Spirit. God showed His approval by causing an 
earthquake, which shook the place where they were 
meeting. When the Holy Spirit is in complete control 
of the members of the church, there must be unity be- 
cause He leads believers to act and serve according to 
the Word of God. 

Therefore, believers were "of one heart and of one 
soul." This was the result of their believing and in- 
filling by the Holy Spirit. One heart indicates their 
emotional and inspirational purpose. One soul indicates 
the new spiritual dynamic they possessed as believers 
through the indwelling Christ and the Holy Spirit. This 
unity, with its results and practice, comprised the total 
scope of their Christian activity. 

These Christians were submitted to Christ and His 
Word. Love for Him and for lost souls mastered them. 
There was one inward spiritual consciousness; they had 
one outlook, one loyalty. They were moved by one tre- 
mendous impulse to glorify Christ. 

This dynamic made it impossible for any other force 
to overcome the church. 'The gates of hell shall not pre- 
vail against it" Jesus said (Matt. 16:18). Thus the church 
is absolutely assured of survival and growth. Someone 




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COVER PHOTO 

Interior of the new Silver- 
bell Grace Brethren Church 
taken on dedication day, 
January 20, 1963. Pastor 
McKillen behind the cross 
and Rev. John Mayes, the 
morning speaker, seated on 
the right. 



has said: 'We can never have the flowers and the fruits 
of the garden of the Lord unless we have the roots." 

Our Lord's formula for the survival and growth of 
His church is the same today. 

Projecting these truths into our own personal expe- 
riences and into the National Fellowship of Brethren 
Churches today, we must have the same "roots" in order 
to survive and grow. The truth is not changed. The 
spiritual dynamic is still the same, and we must pay the 
same price of belief for it. If we expect to be able to 
reproduce in any community or nation, we must cer- 
tainly realize anew the "one heart" and "one soul" of 
the first company of believers; otherwise we will not sur- 
vive. 

The National Fellowship of Brethren Churches and 
all of its agencies and program for God are built on the 
foundation of one common dynamic, which is based on 
belief in the Word of God, which in turn involves the 
Brethren interpretation of that Word. Unless the whole 
church changes that interpretation and they still remain 
of "one heart" and of "one soul" in spiritual belief, there 
is a real sense in which the Christian dynamic is lost 
and another force prevails. 

Doctrinal problems are not settled by technical or 
organizational action. They are setded in the "heart" 
of the individual. If organizational activity precedes the 
"heart" decision, lack of unity will result. In turn, lack 
of spiritual doctrinal unity normally produces the energy 
of the flesh, which brings any discussion down to the 
human level and the result is more confusion. In prac- 
tice, a carnal church is a divided church. The New 
Testament is clear on this fact. 

Interestingly enough church history is replete vwth 
illustrations of this fact. The church through the cen- 
turies has had a continuing theological discussion com- 
prising many great doctrines of Scripture. Sometimes the 
church changed its interpretations of certain Scripture. 
When this was done on the proper Christian basis, di- 
vision was not the result, but new strength and unity 
came to the body. All Brethren churches are congrega- 
tionally governed and all possess the rights which are 
cogent to this fact. How congregations exercise those 
rights is the important thing. 

We believe diat the National Fellowship of Brediren 
Churches has the spiritual dynamic and desires to re- 
tain it in all of its churches and membership. 

May the "one heart" and "one soul" principle of ac- 
tivity prevail. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

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Brethren Home Missions 



Tucson's 

loo boon 
Dedication 



By J. C. McKillen 




Rev. & Mrs. 
J. C. McKiUen 



"Not SO important that we dedi- 
cate the building," says the speaker, 
"but that we dedicate the builders of 
the building!" The speaker is Rev. 
Richard P. DeArmey, pastor of First 
Brethren Church, Inglewood, Cali- 
fornia. The builders, of course, are 
the people of Silverbell Community 
Grace Brethren Church. As we sit 
here listening to him unfold his 
theme, we are very conscious that 
Tucson's dedication is way too soon. 
When January 20 was set as dedi- 
cation date, how could we know 
that we would have a parsonage 
fire? How did we know that our vice 
moderator would suffer the loss of 
the end of his right thumb? How 
could we have known that the cold 
snap would strike so early that we 
could not even get the cement 
poured for our entry and sidewalks? 
How could we . . .? 

Sitting here, we look out through 
view windows with too much glare 
because we have not yet had diem 
tinted. Through them we see too 
clearly a utility pole protuding into 
the vista of the lovely Catalina 
Mountains. These mountains pro- 



Rev. R. p. DeArmey, 

Dedication 

Speaker 



vide Tucson's winter sports area. 
Then, in the heat of summer what 
a wonderful, amazingly cool refuge 
there is among their lakes, streams, 
and pines, 9000 feet high! That pole 
would not show so plainly if desert 
shrubbery were masking it. But, the 
desert shrubbery cannot be planted 
in the huge planter-box, which we 
have not yet built. "Dedicate the 
builders . . . ." Surely as we sit 
here, we accept such dedication to 
the task begun, so woefully not yet 
complete. One eye follows along a 
silvered beam supporting the wide 
overhang which shades those view 
windows . . . follows along the 
silvered beam out to a point where 
the silvering ends, and the dull 
orange-red of the unsilvered beam 
remains. Someone's brush could not 
reach quite far enough. So, we have 
work to do. 

Sitting here, we wonder if the 
thirty or more folk from Phoenix 
Grace Brethren Church are not a 
litde ashamed of us at Tucson for 
being dedicated "too soon"? We 
wonder if the surprisingly large 
group of winter visitors from Carle- 




February 23, 1963 



ton Grace Brethren Church, Gar- 
win, Iowa, are embarrassed for us 
as they must far too easily see much 
unfinished business. We wonder 
what the four members of the Home 
Missions Council Board are think- 
ing? Dr. L. L. Grubb, who stood on 
this hilltop twenty-three months 
ago, and exclaimed he'd like to be 
able to buy several equally strategic 
and fascinating church lots at only 
$5,500. Chester McCall with his 
kindly and appraising eye, looks 
with special interest at the electri- 
cal arrangements. And, we know, oh 
so well, as we sit here that our in- 
direct lighting, and our pulpit light- 
ing must be worked over— should 
have been before dedication day. 
Mr. DeArmey, home-missions vice 
president, as he stands to speak can 
see too well the uncaulked spaces at 
the rear of the auditorium. We had 
to assume our own painting of the 
building to hold down the contract to 
its $31,767 figure, and caulking was 
part of the painting. As we sit here, 
we hope that every member, as well 
as every Tucsonian who is serving 
with us, is accepting Brother De- 
Armey's "dedication of the builders" 
dictum. We even hope, deep inside, 
that we ourselves are totally accept- 
ing it, accepting the full-powered di- 
rection of God's Spirit so that all 
may be brought into effectual co- 
ordination. We hope that the co- 
ordination, completion, dedication, 
will be such that worship will no 
longer need be interrupted by the 
guilt of a glance at unfinished busi- 
ness. We wonder what our classmate, 
Rev. John Mayes, must be wonder- 
ing, coming from one of the most 
comfortably appointed churches out 
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LEGEND 

Top down: Mr. Edward Kluth. chairman, 
with the other members of the btiilding 
committee, and Pastor McKillen. Right and 
left sections of dedication day crowd. 
John Mayes morning speaker leading the 
singing. McKillen home with the church 
in the background, and the new church 
as described by Brother McKillen In "Tuc- 
son's 'Too Soon' Dedication." 





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TUCSON'S . . . 

(Continued from page 91) 

here to cactus-land— seeing cement 
blocks stacked among the cacti wait- 
ing to be made into planter-boxes. 

Brother DeArmey is completing 
his dedicators' message to us— the 
challenge which began with Brother 
Maves' sermon in the morning. Now, 
Rev. Russell Konves, Phoenix' new 
pastor, sings right into our mourning 
hearts, "The Song of the Soul Set 
Free!" Visitors, and Tucsonians, 
stand together, joining in the re- 
sponses of the "Act of Dedication!" 
The keys are passed from building 
committee chairman, Ed Kluth, to 
the pastor, and then to trustee chair- 
man, Ross Ritter. But we dare not 
speak vet the words of commendation 
'discharged from a dutv well done," 
for the building committee still has 
much work to be done. It is ever so 
fitting that we all join at the close 
^n singing "O Jesus, I Have Prom- 
ised." 

We sit down with the four visit- 
ing home mission directors to dis- 
:uss the work here. We are quite 
in comfortable as we wonder how 
rriiical they may be about so much 
not yet done. Instead, we find them 
rejoicing that so much has been 
done with still so small a team, and 
u so low a cost. They are rejoicing 
:o have discovered that there is a real 
.\ill to "go on and complete it" 
imong us. 

Suddenly we realize that Tuc- 
son's dedication did not come too 
■oon. It came right in the nick of 
dme! We couldn't possibly have 
xen dedicated any sooner, and we 
:ertainly are glad that now, not only 
he unfinished building, but also 
he unfinished builders are dedi- 
:ated to the task! Sturdy bricks of 
:ement must be matched with sturdy 
Ijricks"- human souls— saved to serve 
heir Sa\iour: "In whom all the 
ouilding, fidy framed together, 
^weth unto an holy temple in the 
^rd" (Eph. 2:21). Thank you, 
-ord, for dedicating us, here at Tuc- 
on, "in the fulness of time," and 
lelp us to accept the dedication 
lou'! The everlasting now — from 
low on! 



Silverbell Church Dedicated 

By L. L. Gnibb 



One hundred-thirty happy peo- 
ple attended the dedication of the 
new home-mission church building 
in Tucson, Arizona, Januar\' 20, 
1963. The local community was well 
represented. A large group of Breth- 
ren drove from Phoenix to share the 
blessings with us. 

Rev. John Mayes, a member of 
the home-mission board, brought the 
morning message and Rev. Richard 
De.Armev, xice president of the 
Brethren Home Nlissions Council, 
brought the dedicatory challenge and 
evening message. Several decisions 
for Christ were made at these meet- 
ings. 

For the fourth time Rev. and Mrs. 
J. C. McKillen have seen the Lord 
bless their efforts with success in 
establishing a new church. Faithful 
Brethren people, some from other 
Brethren churches in different sec- 
tions of the Nation, and others who 



are newlv bom again plus friends of 
the church in Tucson have worked 
together in an unusual manner to 
produce the beautiful building you 
see in pictures. The construction 
period extended from the ground- 
breaking service, September 9, 1962, 
to dedication dav, Januarv 20, 1963. 
This attractive structure cost only 
$33,750. 

The Brethren Home Missions 
Council highlv commends pastor and 
jjeople at Tucson and expresses 
thanks to thousands of Brethren peo- 
ple, who by giving to Brethren home 
missions and loaning monev through 
the Brethren Investment Foundation, 
have made this new church possible 
in the Southern California-Arizona 
District. 

More support and cooperation 
through Brethren home missions will 
multiplv such victories many times 
all over America. 



Building Begins at Westminster 



By L. L. 

God made it possible, and the 
city of Westminster, California, made 
it mandatory, that we begin construc- 
tion of a new home-mission church 
building by January 1, 1963. 

A large group shared the blessing 
of the ground-breaking sendee with 
us Sunday, December 30. Anticipat- 
ing the blessing of the Lord in con- 
struction, the Brethren joined whole- 



Grubb 

heartedly in each detail of the serv- 
ice. 

Rev. Robert Thompson and his 
congregation are deeply grateful to 
Brethren Minute-men for their fine 
response to the recent app>eal. They 
have pledged their own sacrifice and 
hard work in the construction of the 
new building. 

So, another new Brethren church 
is under construction. 




Westminster. California building site 



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Brethren 
''Stake" Claim 
For New Church 



December 30 marked another 
milestone in the history of the West- 
minster Brethren Church. At three 
o'clock in the afternoon a very spe- 
cial service was held at which God's 
blessing was invoked in the official 
"stake-driving" ceremony. Departing 
from the traditional custom of turn- 
ing a shovel of earth, the folk at 
Westminster were desirous of show- 
ing all their friends the size and 
shape of the proposed structure by 




Pastor Robert Thompson, shows the other 
building committee members how to drive 
the stalce. 



we all went out by two's into 
the community and invited folk 
to attend the service in the after- 
noon. 

At three o'clock when the first 
notes of the opening hymn rang out, 
every seat was filled with a goodly 
number standing. There followed a 
period of special introductions with 
some very timely remarks by Dr. 
Glenn O'Neal, district secretary of 
the Southern California-Arizona 
Fellowship of Brethren Churches. 
Dr. L. L. Grubb of The Brethren 
Home Missions Council was on 
hand to introduce the other mem- 
bers of the board of directors. Among j 
them were Rev. John Mayes, Mr. ! 
Chester McCall, and Rev. Richard 
De Armey. Special music was pro-| 
vided by Ronald Grubb with a trum-l 
pet solo accompanied by Mr. Was' 
Hardy, teacher at Brethren high 
school. Added to this was the lovely 




"Standing room only" for Westminster, California, stake-driving ceremony 



having the peripheral excavating 
completed. 

There was an air of gaiety to the 
service, but through it all you could 
sense that here was a group of people 
intent on a serious mission. A great 
deal of planning had gone into the 
program in order that it might be 
interesting, informative, and inspir- 
ing. Several hundred letters had been 
written the previous week and mailed 
to all those whom we felt had shown 
any interest in our work, and to 
those whom we felt ought to show 
an interest. All Sunday-school class- 
es from the junior department 
through the adult department were 
cancelled in the morning hour; 
and armed with nearly a thou- 
sand mimeographed brochures, .^_ . 

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Dr. C. W. Mayes, pastor of the First Breth- 
ren Church. Long Beach, California, bring- 
ing the special message. 




voice of Mrs. Julius Levering whose 
closing, "In Times Like These," left 
everyone aware of the urgency of 
the hour. 

Dr. Charles Mayes, of the First 
Brethren Church in Long Beach, 
was the speaker of the afternoon, and 
his reminder that "other foundation 
can no man lay than that is laid" 
was of real interest to all. Rev. 
Charles Beatty, of Long Beach, led 
the congregation in a prayer of dedi- 
cation. Following this Pastor Robert 
Thompson, vice moderator James 
Erickson, and the members of the 
board of trustees: Messrs. Joe Sar- 
gent, Charles Ladd, James Mag- 
ers, and Don Jensen each took 
turns driving the stake deep 
' into the earth. The manner in 



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which they held the hammer gave 
evidence of an unfamiUarity with 
building tools, but the determined 
set of their jaw left litde doubt 
that there would be a Brethren 
church erected in that spot. 

By the close of the one-hour serv- 
ice a chill had crept into the air, 
but spirits were warmed as the ladies 
of the church served homemade pie 
and gallons of hot coffee. A wonder- 
ful time of fellowship was enjoyed 
as congratulations and notes of ap- 
preciation were exchanged. Although 
no s{)ecial offering was taken during 
the service, the interest of the peo- 
ple in a church extension project 
was manifested in a very concrete 
way with several checks being writ- 
ten right on the spot. 

Needless to say the hearts of the 
folks in Westminster are filled with 
a deep sense of gratitude for all the 
many friends who have made this 
venture for Christ possible. Only 
eternity will show the result of such 
an undertaking, and when the 
awards are passed out in glory there 
will be a vast host of people to re- 
ceive them for their share in this 
work. 

Since the first stake was driven, 
the Lord's hand has been evident in 
ever so many ways. Mr. Tom Black- 
burn, a member of the Westminster 
Brethren Church and a cement con- 
tractor as well, has provided for the 
laying of the foundation. Mr. Lee 
Sasser, an electrical contractor and 
member of the Seal Beach Brethren 
Church, has volunteered to install 
the electrical system. Mr. Roger 
Harper, also a member of the West- 
minster congregation and a specialist 
in roofing, has offered to assist in 
this area. In addition to this there 
has been a very fine response from 
the men of the church in turning 
out for the Saturday workdays. 

Mr. Florian Hesse, a man of vast 
experience in church building, will 
be the superintendent on the job. At 
the present time he is completing the 
remodeling of the First Brethren 
Church of Whittier. He will be with 
us as soon as our concrete slab is 
poured. With all of these capable 
men and the inexhaustible resources 
of our Saviour, we approach this 
year with a real sense of expectancy. 









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Top down: (First) Jim Magers, building committee chairman; Jim Erickson, vice mod- 
erator; Joe Sargent, trustee; Robert Thompson, pastor; Charles Ladd and Don Jensen, 
trustees. (Second) Dr. Mayes, speaker; Mrs. Julius Levering, soloist; Ronald Grubb, trum- 
pet soloist, accompanist Wes Hardy; and Pastor Thompson. (Third) Temporary meeting 
chapel. (Fourth) Danny, Bethel, Robert and Linda Thompson, the pastor and family. 



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ISRAEL CALLS! 



BLESSINGS OF THE SEASON 
By Miss Isabel Eraser 



"I'll be so glad when it's all over!" 
How sorry I feel when I hear folk, 
even Christians, make this statement 
about Christmas. True, there are 
many extras that have to be done, 
and there never seems to be enough 
time to do all that one has to do, let 
alone what one wants to do. My cor- 
respondence is always "unfinished 
business," so annually at Christmas 
I like to try at least to write a few 
lines to friends who live at a dis- 
tance. My friends are usually the 
last to hear from me too! A tract in a 
Christmas greeting is always more 
readily received than one in a letter 
on other occasions. So this is an- 
other phase of ministering to Jewish 
and gentile friends. 

This Christmas-Hanukah season 
seemed to afford more opportuni- 
ties to witness to Jewish friends. 
Hanukah, the Jewish Feast of Dedi- 
cation, or Festival of Lights, started 
this year on the eve of December 
21, and since it is an eight-day cele- 
bration, Christmas came right in the 
middle of it. There are so many 
similarities between the two celebra- 
tions to provide a means of discussing 
the claims of Christ Jesus. In fact, 
/ personally prefer to think of Christ- 
mas growing out of Hanukah, rather 
than from some pagan celebration. 

Why do I feel this way? As you 
know, the Bible does not give the 
actual time or date of the birth of 
Christ, and the information relative 
to Mary and Joseph's going to Beth- 
lehem would more logically fall in 
September or October. December 
would thus be more likely to be the 
time of the conception, which is 
actually the miracle (Isa. 7:14). Also, 
according to the Jewish calendar the 
first day of Hanukah is the twenty- 
fifth of' Kislev and Christmas the 
twenty-fifth of December, these 
months being concurrent. Both are 

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characterized by lights, gift giving, 
joy, and a remembrance of deliver- 
ance. 

The Hanukah menorah has eight 
regular candleholders and one called 
the shamrnes (servant). The sham- 
mes is always lighted first and then 
it is used to light the other candles. 
This reminds me of the Lord Christ, 
the Light of the world, who came 
the first time "not to be ministered 
unto, but to minister, and to give 
his life a ransom for many" (Mark 
10:45), which ransom enables us 
to become lights of the world. It is 
quite conceivable that those early 
Hebrew-Christians as their Jewish 
brethren remembered God's deliver- 
ance from the Syrians by the hands 
of the Maccabees, remembered 
the coming of the Light of the world 
to give deliverance from sin to man- 
kind. 

Sharing these thoughts with my 
Jewish friends has opened some won- 
derful conversations. On the twenty- 
first of December, I visited in the 
home of a Jewish friend whose hus- 
band, a tailor, has had his business 
in the home most of the past year. 
This has enabled me to become bet- 
ter acquainted with him and thus his 
deafness (almost total), which was 
a barrier in communicating with him, 
has been diminished. He told me that 
if it had not been for Hanukah 
there would be no Christianity, and 
then gave me a newspaper article to 
read. My first response was to dis- 
agree with him, but after reading the 
article I understood what he meant. 

If the Jews had been defeated by 
the Syrians, Israel would probably 
have ceased to exist; there would 
have been no Jews and thus no 
Christianity. I wrote for him: "But 
God had other plans." Then I briefly 
wrote that I believed about Christ- 
mas and Hanukah, including that 



Messiah Jesus came just as God had 
prophesied in die Old Testament and 
quoted Isaiah 7:14. He pointed to 
the word virgin and said: "I don't 
believe that." I quickly wrote: "Then 
as far as belief is concerned, I am 
a better Jew than you are." To this 
he save assent. Nineteen hundred 
and sixty-two was a year of tsoums 
(trouble, sorrow) for this family, but 
I believe that through it the Lord 
has been dealing. The wife, espe- 
cially, has been tender toward the 
Lord and His Word. 

That evening, the first night of 
Hanukah, several Jewish friends and 
I attended the service at a conserva- 
tive temple. Afterwards we went to 
my apartment for "coffee and" (a 
favorite expression of some of our 
people). While several of the ladies 
discussed this and that, the husband 
of one and I had a good spiritual dis- 
cussion. It was opened when he saw 
my Hanukah menorah. A Hebrew- 
Christian friend gave it to me several 
years ago as a Christmas gift! It was 
loaned this year to be used at a 
Senior Citizen Christmas-Hanukah 
get-together. I do light the menorah 
as do my Jewish friends and pray 
that Israel might be enlightened as 
to who the Lord Jesus truly is. Han- 
ukah is not a BibHcal holy day; how- 
ever, you will find it mentioned in 
John 10:22. This gendeman is also 
interested in astronomy, and so we 
had a wonderful discussion not only 
regarding the star of Bethlehem, but 
also the astronomical miracle of 
Joshua (Josh. 10:12-14). It was 
pointed out that the scientific dis- 
coveries and exploration of today do 
not rule God out, but rather are a 
proof of His existence and power. 
Some information in our Brethren 
daily devotional helped me in my 
testimony. 

On Christmas Eve (the fourth 
night of Hanukah) a Jewish neigh- 
bor dropped in and was invited to 
join a Christian friend and me for 
supper and attend a Christmas Eve 

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service. Just before eating I asked 
her to light the Hanukah candles 
and say the harukah (Hebrew bless- 
ing) after which I prayed, again 
remembering Israel. Following the 
meal we went to look at Christmas 
decorations. As we drove around, my 
Christian friend and I had oppor- 
tunity to witness to this friend. She, 
by the way, belongs to a study book 
club and the book they are currently 
reading and discussing is the Book 
of Matthew. My friend readily ad- 
mitted that what they would say 
and what I would say would be far 
afield. She has promised to discuss 
the book with me, and I am praying 
for wisdom and liberty in the discus- 
sion. The Christmas Eve service was 



from eleven to twelve o'clock, and I 
was especially thankful for the clear 
and well-read presentation of the 
Christmas story from Matthew and 
Luke. 

New Year's Eve I had the joy of 
having a Jewish friend attend the 
watchnight service at our church. 
She was one who had attended the 
Hanukah service, and I was glad 
that she noted the lack of use of 
Scripture by the rabbi. She has been 
a regular attendant at one of our 
monthly discussion meetings and 
upon two occasions has attended our 
evening Bible class. I was especially 
pleased that at the New Year's eve 
devotional service our pastor had 
chosen a portion from the Old 



Testament. Though she said she felt 
a little strange, she did enjoy her- 
self very much. 

These were a few of the outstand- 
ing blessings of the season. Now that 
we have entered into a new year of 
service for our blessed Lord and Sav- 
iour, the Scripture that is uppermost 
in my mind and that I covet to be 
abundantly fulfilled is John 15:16: 
"Ye have not chosen me, but I have 
chosen you, and ordained you, that 
ye should go and bring forth fruit, 
and that your fruit should remain; 
that whatsoever ye shall ask the 
Father in my name, he may give it 
you." As the fruit of the Spirit is 
produced in my life, may it also be 
evidenced in Jewish souls trusting 
in Messiah Jesus as Saviour and God. 



LOOK HOW YOUR INVESTMENTS 
WILL GROW 



IN THE BRETHREN INVESTMENT FOUNDATION 



Savings Accounts 



You Deposit 
E^ch Week 



Your Savings 
for Five Years 



Your Interest 
for Five Years 



Your Total 
Savings 



$ 1.00 
$ 5.00 
$ 10.00 



$ 260.00 
$ 1,300.00 
$ 2,600.00 



$ 27.21 
$ 136.05 
$ 272.09 



$ 287.21 
$ 1,436.05* 
$ 2,872.09* 



*Those saving to help build Grace College dormitory are 
urged to continue such plan. Others are asked to hel-p 
with the project. 



You 
Invest 



Investment Accounts 

Your Foundation Bank Interest 

Interest at 5% at 3% for Five 
for Five Years Years 



Your B.I.F. 

Investment 

Grows this 

Much Faster 



$ 1,000.00 
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TWO GREAT NEEDS FOR FUNDS 

CHURCH CONSTRUCTION COLLEGE DORMITORY 

Open YOUR savings account or make YOUR investment in the 
Foundation today. Your money will earn a good return for you 
and also work for the Lord. 

For further information write to: 

Brethren Investment Foundation, Inc. 

Box 587, Winona Lake, Indiana 
February 23, 1963 



Home Mission 
Field Reports 

LANCASTER, PENNSYL- 

VANIA. (William Tweeddale, pas- 
tor). With near blizzard conditions 
on New Year's Eve over one hun- 
dred people turned out for the spe- 
cial service. Ours were the only lights 
burning for the Lord on a night 
when Satan's fortresses were glitter- 
ing. We had a two-hour live radio 
broadcast direct from our meeting 
place, the Poultry Center. 

GRANDVIEW, WASHING- 
TON (George Christie, pastor). We 
praise the Lord for the forty-three 
decisions made during the recent 
meeting with Rev. Bob Collitt. Since 
this meeting we have had six first- 
time decisions, two rededications, one 
for baptism, and three for church 
membership. 

TAOS, NEW MEXICO. (Sam L 
Homey, pastor). Last Sunday (Jan. 
13) the only cars parked at church 
were the three church buses. For the 
past two weeks the temperatures have 
ranged from zero to a minus 40 de- 
grees with an official 50 degrees be- 
low at Eagles Nest. "In times like 
these" we are glad for the radio 
broadcast, so we can reach into the 
homes with the entire Sunday morn- 
ing service. 

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GALION, OHIO. Alva Conner 
accepted the call to become pastor of 
Grace Brethren Church, and has as- 
sumed his pastoral duties. Rev. and 
Mrs. Conner's new address is R. D. 
1, Galion, Ohio. Please change an- 
nual. 

RIALTO, CALIF. Eighty young 
people from six Brethren churches in 
this area attended a young people's 
banquet at the Rialto Brethren 
Church on Feb. I. Gerald Polman, 
pastor. 

MANSFIELD, OHIO. Dr. John 
Whitcomb, professor of Old Testa- 
ment at Grace Theological Semi- 
nar)', will hold a Bible-Science Con- 
ference at the Woodville Grace 
Brethren Church Mar. 8-10. 

WHITTIER, CALIF. Ninety- 
eight decisions were recorded during 
the Pi[>er Brothers evangelistic meet- 
ings held at the Community Breth- 
ren Church Jan. 20-27. The decisions 
were: conversions 32, dedications 27, 
assurance of salvation 19, victorious 
living 2, and public professions of 
salvation 17. Ward Miller, pastor. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. Charles 
Ashman, Jr., pastor of the Winona 
Lake Brethren Church, underwent 
surgery on Feb. 1 at the Murphy 
Medical Center, Warsaw, Ind. Re- 
covery has been complete. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. William 
Howard, pastor of Gay Street Breth- 
ren Church, fell while doing church 
visitation on Jan. 29, which resulted 
in a compound fracture of one arm 
and a serious sprain in the other arm. 

MARTINSBURG, PA. The First 
Brethren Church, John Terrell, pas- 
tor, paid tribute to the retiring re- 
cording secretary. Miss Sannie 
Klepser, on Jan. 27. From 1934- 
1962 inclusive, Miss Klepser served 

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as the secretary of the church. Dur- 
ing those twenty-eight years of at 
least one hundred and twelve regu- 
lar business meetings, plus many 
other special meetings and board 
meetings, there were only six times 
when minutes were taken by one 
of her assistants. Seven pastors and 
ten moderators served during her 
time of service. Congratulations to 
Miss Sannie Klepser! 

BUENA VISTA, VA. Rev. and 

Mrs. Charles Thornton announce 
the arrival of a baby girl in January, 
weighing 10 lbs, 4 oz. Brother Thorn- 
ton assumed his duties as pastor of 
the First Brethren Church Feb. 10. 

WAYNESBORO, PA. The new 
Grace Brethren Home For The Re- 
tired is to be located only five miles 
from Waynesboro. The board of di- 
rectors have announced the selection 
of a three and one-half acre tract 
on Maryland route 64, between 
Ringgold and Smithburg. The pur- 
chase price is only $2,500, and an 
option has been taken to raise this 
money in cash by April 30, 1963. 
The home is sponsored by the ten 
churches of the Mid-Atlantic Fel- 
lowship of Brethren Churches. Plans 
are being discussed to erect a one- 
floor brick home with basement to 
house from 24-30 residents. Rev. R. 
D. Crees is the executive secretary. 

HARRAH, WASH. W. Carl Mil- 
ler, pastor of the Harrah Brethren 
Church, reports a successful revival 
meeting with Evangelist Bob Collitt, 
which closed Jan. 20. Twenty re- 
dedications, one restoration, one life 
commitment, and four confessions of 
salvation were recorded. 

BARBERTON, OHIO. Rev. and 
Mrs. R. Markley extend thanks to the 
brotherhood for the many prayers 
offered in behalf of their eight-year- 
old-son, Lloyd. A miracle of God's 
grace has been attributed to the sud- 
den recovery from rheumatoid arth- 
ritis and rheumatic fever without 
any damage to his heart. Brother 
Markley is pastor of the First Breth- 
ren Church. 

CHICO, CALIF. Arthur Pekarek, 
pastor of Grace Brethren Church, 
reports a successful revival service 
with cowboy evangelist, Leonard 



Filers, in January. There were many 
public decisions including twenty 
Stockade boys who stepped forward 
to acknowledge Christ. 

TROY, OHIO. The Grace Breth- 
ren Church, Herman Hein, pastor, 
received an inheritance check for 
$5,000 on Jan. 20. The basement 
auditorium of the church was re- 
modeled during the week of Jan. 8- 
Feb. 3. 

AKRON, OHIO. Twenty-eight 
couples from the Northern Ohio dis- 
trict enjoyed the annual "Sweetheart 
Banquet" at the East Akron YMCA 
on Feb. 1, with anecdotes by master 
of ceremonies. Rev. Wesley Haller, 
Middlebranch, Ohio, and a very 
appropriate message by Rev. Robert 
Markley, Barberton, Ohio. Russell 
Ogden, pastor. 

PERU, IND. John Evans, pastor 
of the Peru Brethren Church, sub- 
mitted his resignation to be effec- 
tive May 26. He plans to continue 
his education toward a Master's De- 
gree in Education at Indiana Uni- 
versity. 

OSCEOLA, IND. John W. Schu- 
macher was ordained to the Chris- 
tian ministry on Sunday evening, 
Feb. 3, at the Bethel Brethren 




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REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

The names of all Brethren ministers 
listed in the 1962 Brethren Anmuil are 
appearing on this news page for your 
intercessory prayer. 

Larry Gegner, Trotwood, Ohio 
Ord Gehman, Fillmore, Calif. 
Nelson Hall, Albany, Oreg. 
Benjamin Hamilton, Winona 

Lake, Ind. 
George Johnson, Brazil 
Lee Jenkins, Navy Chaplain 



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Church. Mr. Schumacher will grad- 
uate from Grace Seminary in June 
1963, and plans to enter the chap- 
laincy. Evangelist Bill Smith de- 
livered the ordination message. Other 
Brethren men who assisted in the 
service were: Rev. Scott Weaver, 
pastor of the Bethel Brethren 
Church; David Hocking, National 
Youth Director; William Schaffer, 
Teaching Fellow in Music at Grace 
College; Richard E. Grant, editor of 
the Brethren Missionary Herald; and 
Prof. Herbert Bess, professor of 
Hebrew at Grace Seminary. A re- 
ception was held in the lower audi- 
torium of the church following the 
ordination service. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Richard 
Lanford, missionary from the New 
Tribes Mission, was the guest speak- 
er at Calvary Brethren Church on 
Jan. 13. Jack K. Peters, pastor. 

SPECIAL: Dr. Bernard N. 
Schneider, a Brethren evangelist and 
Bible conference speaker, of Sanibel, 
Florida, will be speaking in the fol- 
lowing California churches: North 
Long Beach Brethren Church, Feb. 
24-Mar. 3; Bell Brediren Church, 
Mar. 3-10; Modesto (LaLoma) Grace 
Brethren, Mar. 13-24; Whittier 
Community Brethren Church, Mar. 
25-31; First Brethren Church of 
Bellf lower. Mar. 31 -Apr. 7; Grace 
Brethren of Anaheim, Apr. 7-14; and 
the First Brethren Church of Glen- 
dale, Apr. 28-30. 

BEAUMONT, CALIF. Archie 
Lynn acepted the call to become the 
pastor of the Cherry Valley Breth- 
ren Church. He began his ministry 
on Feb. 3. 

BOWLING GREEN, OHIO. 
Gerald Teeter, pastor of the Findlay 
Brethren Church, Findlay, Ohio, was 
the guest speaker at the Good News 
Brethren Church on Feb. 3. Broth- 
er Teeter baptized nine persons fol- 
lowing the service. 

MANSFIELD, OHIO. A Bible 
Quiz team from the Woodville 
Grace Brethren Church, Leon Myers, 
pastor, won first place in January in 
the rally of youth from 21 Brethren 
churches in Northern Ohio. The 
rally was held in the Grace Brethren 
Church, Canton, Ohio. Dana Bar- 



nett, the top quiz contestant and 
member of the Mansfield quiz team, 
has memorized the Gospel of John. 

LANCASTER, PA. The Grace 
Brethren Church, William Tweed- 
dale, pastor, purchased three and one- 
half acres of property in Lancaster 
on Jan. 31. This church plans to 
begin construction of a $60,000 
building similar to the Grace Breth- 
ren Church of Fort Wayne, Ind., in 
July, which will be completed in 
about four months. The Roman 
Catholic Church has also purchased 
property in the same area. A pro- 
posed 2 million dollar shopping cen- 
ter is also considering this general 
location for a building site. 

SUNNYSIDE, WASH. Leslie 
Moore, pastor of First Brethren 
Church, has accepted the call to serve 
the church as pastor for his sixth 
year. 

BEAVER CITY, NEBR. Fifteen 
youth took part in the morning wor- 
ship service on Feb. 3 at the Grace 
Brethren Church, Dayton C. Cun- 



diff, pastor, in observance of Youth 
Week. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA. John Bums, 
pastor of the Commonwealth Avenue 
Brethren Church, suffered a stroke 
on Sunday evening, Feb. 3. His con- 
dition is considered serious, and the 
entire brotherhood has been requested 
to intercede in prayer in his behalf. 

MIAMI, FLA. Brethren from six 
states were registered at the National 
Sunday School Convention in 
Miami, Jan. 22-24. Our Grace Bredi- 
ren Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 
had the second largest delegation of 
any church at the convention with 
more than 50 workers attending all 
or part of the convention. Rev. Ralph 
Colbum, pastor, was chairman of the 
local committee for the convention, 
and Dr. Harold Etling was keynote 
speaker. 

DAYTON, OHIO. A sacred con- 
cert will be presented by the Grace 
College Choir at the Patterson Park 
Brethren Church on Mar. 31. Nathan 
Casement, pastor. 




The photo shows Joy Allen adding the finishing touches to the landscape scene which 
now graces the baptistry at the Gay Street Brethren Church. 



HAGERSTOWN, MD. 

The Gay Street Brethren Church 
has a beautiful oil painting in their 
baptistry. A scene that is very com- 
parable to the native scenery of 
nearby Hagerstown, Md. 

Eleven-year-old Joy Allen, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen and 
member of the Calvary Brethren 



Church, is the promising young art- 
ist. 

The painting, a landscape tided 
"Peace Like A River," is her own 
jumbo version of a calendar illus- 
tration which she saw sometime ago. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen pre- 
sented this picture as a gift to the 
Gay Street Brethren Church. 



February 23, 7963 



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By 

Evangelist 

Bill 

Smith 



MODERN CRISES 

What The Brethren Church 
Must Do To Survive 



I long for the power of God in 
our day to be manifested in the way 
that it was in days gone by. I desire 
that I might be among Christians 
who are completely in love with Jesus 
Christ. Not loving the things of the 
worid and loving pleasure and deeds 
and comfort, but in love with Christ 
and devoted to Him. 

I am convinced that most of us 
are not having the best that God 
has for us in our lives. 

Our Present Problems 

First, no longer does the average 
Christian long to win souls. So many 
act as though some mystical power 
and force will work and bring their 
husband or children or friend to ac- 
cept Christ. If you are waiting for 
this to happen, that soul will go to 
hell and God will hold you responsi- 
ble. I have never yet found a short 
cut, easy streamlined way to win a 
person to Christ. We must pray, 
yes, but we must talk about Christ, 
talk about the Gospel, talk about for- 
giveness, and sin, and heaven. 

Second, I see very little Christian 
humbleness. The Bible says, "Love 
not the world, neither the things that 
are in the world. If any man love 

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the world, the love of the Father is 
not in him . . . the lust of the flesh, 
and the lust of the eyes, and the 
pride of hfe" (I John 2:15-16). This 
worldly, cocky attitude of Chris- 
tians does not come from God— it 
comes from the world. 

I see some with an intellectual 
pride. To them, the biggest thing in 
life is to accumulate facts of infor- 
mation. 

I see others with physical pride. 
Whether it is conceit over a beau- 
tiful body, a clear singing voice, or 
athletic abilities, it is of the world 
and does not display Christian 
humbleness. 

There is a tidal wave of sin sweep- 
ing across this country like a plague. 
Sin has entered into our homes, our 
schools, our society, our entertain- 
ment, our hterature, and into our 
churches. 

I am praying that God will find 
an avenue through which He can 
bless and work in the Brethren 
churches around the world. 

Three Activities 

First, we musi have a vision. It 
is predicted that by 1975 there will 
be a population in this country of 



221 million people. The churches 
will never keep up with this boom 
at the rate we are going. The vision 
about which I speak is not a careless 
spending of money, or the construc- 
tion of massive buildings, but a vis- 
ion of what God can do. 

His power is without limits. "Call 
unto me and I will answer thee, and 
shew thee great and mighty things, 
which thou knowest not" (Jer. 33:3). 

The Lord will bless us. I think of 
the case of Elijah in I Kings 18. He 
climbed to the top of Mount Carmel 
thinking he was the only true serv- 
ant of the Lord. There were 850 
priests of idols present ready to call 
on their gods. The priests called on 
their gods to rain down fire from 
heaven and consume the sacrifice 
that was placed on the altar. They 
called from morning till midday, 
but there was no response. Then 
they cut themselves with knives and 
lancets, but all this was to no avail 
—their gods were silent. Then Elijah 
called on our God, and the Lord senl 
fire from heaven that consumed the 
sacrifice and the altar on which it 
laid. There was a great revival, and 
the Bible says that men's hearts were 
turned again to the Lord. Elijah was 
abundantly blessed by the Lord. 

Things With the Eye of God 

A vision to determine to see what 
Elijah saw— a need for revival; to 
see what John the Baptist saw— a 
need for repentance; to see what 
Paul the Apostle saw— a need for 
dedication. 

There are no limits to what God 
will do if we give Him the oppor- 
tunity. 

A Compassionate Heart 

We must have a compassionate 
heart. I pray continually that I might 
have a passion for the lost souls 
whom I might reach for Jesus Christ. 

No group of professing Christians 
since Jesus Christ died at Calvary 
ever had so many material resources 
at their command as the American 
Christians today. They have the best 
equipped churches. They have the 
highest academic training standards 
for ministers. 

The tragedy is that we have so 
many Christians who are not pro- 

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ducing. It seems as though most 
Christians have joined the "Cult of 
the Comfortable," rather than the 
"Cult of the Concerned." 

When the Christian stands at the 
judgment seat of Christ, there is 
going to be some terrible experiences, 
as well as some glorious ones (I Cor. 
3:11-15). 

There is service that falls in the 
wood, and hay, and stubble class that 
is going to be burned up. Just think 
of it: some sermons burned up; some 
special music burned up; some work 
for the Lord burned up. Burned up 
because the primary motive back of 
it was not really to exalt Jesus Christ. 
John 12:24 says: "Except a com of 
wheat fall into the ground and die, 
it abideth alone: but if it die, it 
beareth forth much fruit." 

Why so many non-effective, non- 
productive Christians? 

Why so many kernels of wheat 
abiding alone? 

Here is the answer, "Except it 
die." If it is not willing to die, then 
it will not produce. 

What a day it would be in the 

life of our church or any church if 

the Christians would move up to an 

experiential position of Galatians 2: 

20: "I am crucified wdth Christ: 

nevertheless I live; yet not I, but 

Christ liveth in me: and the life 

which I now live in the flesh I live 

by the faith of the Son of God, 

who loved me, and gave himself for 

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me. 

I fear in these perilous days that 
there is a pressing need to be enthu- 
siastic for lost souls— a passionate 
heart to reach the lost— or else we 
may become as many an organization 
has become, progressively cold. 

Dick Hillis, director of "Overseas 
Crusades" says: "Every heart with 
Christ, a missionary. Every heart 
without Christ, a mission field." 

Consistency 

We must have consistency. In- 
consistency is a sin. We display in- 
consistencies in our convictions, 
standards, devotional life and use of 
abilities. 

We must be consistent in sacrifice. 
Mark 10:29 and 30 says: "And Jesus 
answered and said. Verily I say 

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The Mill Run Congregation 



Why a Brethren Church in Mill Run? 

By Rev. James F. Hoffmeyer 



On Sunday afternoon, January 6, 
1963, a very unusual service took 
place at the Mill Run Grace Breth- 
ren Church. This service was un- 
usual because it was the "Rededica- 
tion Service" of a former Methodist 
and Independent Church. This arti- 
cle is being written to present the 
reason we believe the Lord has given 
us a Brethren Church in Mill Run, 
a small community near Barton, 
Maryland. 

A Need 

There was no church of any kind 
in this small community and several 
families who had been traveling some 
distance to church saw there was 
a need of helping the many children 
in the community. It was largely 
through the influence of Mr. and 
Mrs. Harry DeShong along with 
several of their children and their 
families that in 1943 a work was 
started. Since most of the folks had a 
Methodist background, they became 
associated with the Methodist 
Church in Piedmont, West Virginia 
and became a mission of that church. 

Through the influence of the 
Methodist Conference they were 
able to purchase an unused church 
building, which they tore down and 
moved to their community. The 
folks worked hard, and in a few 
months a meeting place was avail- 
able. 

Even through their hard work and 
many labors they did not find com- 
plete satisfaction in what they were 
doing. Yet at this rime they did not 
know what was lacking in their work. 
After several years with ever in- 
creasing assessments being put on 
them, they broke from the denomi- 
nation and became an Independent 
Church. 



The Need Met 

The first solid contact these search- 
ing folks had wdth the Gospel was 
when they contacted a young man 
who had attended Bob Jones Uni- 
versity, and he became their pastor 
for a short period. Through his in- 
terest in Youth for Christ the folks 
became acquainted vWth Tri-State 
Youth for Christ in Cumberland, 
Maryland, and eventually with 
Dwight Evans, the director. 

Later Brother Evans became pas- 
tor of the little group. He worked 
and preached hard. As he presented 
the Gospel of grace there were many 
barriers to be broken down and the 
task was not an easy one. He faith- 
fully sowed the seed for nearly two 
years before any real results came. 
A few people had made decisions in 
these days, but for the most part it 
was a long climb out of the dark. It 
was during a series of meetings with 
Rev. Homer Lingenfelter that the 
Lord began to work in a real way. 
In this meeting, December 1960, 
quite a number of the folks accepted 
the Lord. This was the real begin- 
ning of a Brethren church. The 
folks were hungry for the truth and 
were receptive to it. Brother Evans, 
himself a member of the Evangelical 
United Brethren Church, through 
his continued contacts with Brother 
Lingenfelter led the church to the 
Brethren fwsition as best he could. 

In January of 1962 the writer as- 
sumed pastoral duties. At the re- 
quest of the congregation in Septem- 
ber, we began a series of studies on 
Brethren doctrine. It was only a few 
days after the conclusion of this series 
on October 3, 1962, the group 
unanimously voted to become a 
Brethren church known as The Mill 
Run Grace Brethren Church. 



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What Constitutes a 
Weil-Balanced Youth Program? 

By Dave Hocking, National Youth Director 

Many articles have been written, scores of workshops have been 
held, hundreds of people have voiced their opinions, and still we face 
the problem of what constitutes a well-balanced youth program. 

Contemporary problems are growing in our work with young peo- 
ple. Some churches are failing to reach young people. Others have 
many young people coming through their doors, but spiritual depth is 
sadly lacking. Modern-day life offers many exciting challenges to the 
minds of youth. A recent survey by the Youth Commission of the 
NSSA reveals that the number 1 reason why young people quit going 
to church is "not enough activities." Eighty percent of the 606 evan- 
gelical churches contacted reported dropouts among their young peo- 
ple. The number 2 reason why they quit was "too many phonies." 
Number 3 was "it's boring." 

One of the basic problems we face is the problem of purpose. Why 
have a youth program in our church? What are we trying to accom- 
plish? Many answers are often given to these questions, but basically 
they all wind up at the same place . . . training. "To train our young 
people" is usually the stock answer you will receive. But what does 
this mean? Training may be the basic purpose, but what kind of 
training is it? What kind of products are being produced by this train- 
ing? 

Some may disagree, but if the youth program of our church is in 
agreement with the purpose of our church, our purpose should be to 
train missionaries— trained, disciplined, and qualified soldiers in the 
army of Christ. To sit Sunday after Sunday and listen to programs 
which are meaningless and which do not challenge the young person, 
this is a waste of our time, the church's time, and worst of all, it is 
wasting God's rime. All of our efforts are useless unless we are pro- 
ducing young, vibrant, dynamic missionaries committed to the cause 
of Christ! The saying is true: "Every heart without Christ is a mis- 
sion field, and every heart with Christ should be a missionary." Mis- 
sionaries at home, missionaries at school, missionaries at work, mission- 
aries trained within the protective fort of our church to go to the 
uttermost part of the earth widi the Gospel of Christ burning on their 
lips and in their hearts. Have we not wasted enough rime? Is there 
not a cause? 

What then should be the training given to our young people to 
challenge them concerning their inevitable responsibility as mission- 
aries? (Matt. 28:19; Acts 1:8, and others.) The young people of the 
Early Church who were so willing to give their lives for their faith 
in Christ were diligendy trained, we believe, in four areas of their 
Christian life: The Word of God, Prayer, Witnessing, and Obedience. 
These four areas should be included and emphasized in the overall 
youth program of our church. Are your young people students of the 
Word? Do they know how to pray and to expect big things from God? 
Have they been trained in how to witness effectively for Christ? Are 
they well-disciplined? Have their wills been subjected to Christ as 
true soldiers of the cross? 

In view of the urgent needs of our day, of the soon return of our 
wonderful Lord and Sa\'iour Jesus Christ-the Captain of our souls 
-may God help each of us to evaluate our youth programs in the 
light of what God has told us to do in His Word. 



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CRISES . . . 

(Continued from •page 101) 

unto you, There is no man that hath 
left house, or brethren, or sisters, 
or father, or mother, or wife, or chil- 
dren, or lands, for my sake, and the 
gospel's, but he shall receive an 
hundredfold now in this time, houses, 
and brethren, and sisters, and moth- 
ers, and children, and lands, with 
persecutions; and in the world to 
come eternal life." 

Most of us know what God wants 
us to do, but we don't do it because 
it is inconvenient. Television's 
Perry Mason has to learn fourteen 
pages of dialogue a day. He is willing 
to sell his time and effort for a make- 
believe story. 

We should be consistent in our liv- 
ing. Dr. Vance Havner says: "It is 
becoming an accepted fact that we 
are living in the most insane age of 
human history. The high pressure 
and terrific pace of the times have 
produced a generation of high-strung 
tense neurotics." 

Someone has said that our lives 
are characterized by three words- 
hurry, worry, and bury. I find that 
Christians are guilty right along with 
non-Christians of these stresses and 
strains— often hindering their serv- 
ice for Christ. 

Every place I go. Brethren pastors 
and Brethren people say: "We need 
a fresh work of God among us. We 
need to put the emphasis in the 
proper place. We need to wake up 
and have some life." 

I am praying that we might have 
a fresh work of God among us. 
That we might know and do what 
is the mind of Christ. I am praying 
and preaching for revival. 

Revival and awakening begins in 
the pulpit and spreads to the f>ews. 
Church leaders want others to be 
on fire for the Lord, dedicated and 
sacrificing while they sit back and 
look. 

We generally lay all the plans and 
get things ready; then we expect 
God to work because of our methods. 
Revival, however, does not follow 
a set pattern but will come when 
God sees that His people have met 
the qualifications. 

This message was presented at the National 
Fellowship of Brethren Churches Atigust 
1982. and is printed by request. 

Brethren Missionary Herald 





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EVANGELISM SUNDAY-FEBRUARY 24 



A greater harvest of souls for Christ and a greater 
Brethren church . . . these are the goals of the Board of 
Evangelism. Once each year, the National Fellowship 
of Brethren Laymen join with this board in enlisting 
your support for these goals. 

The ministry of Rev. Robert Collitt has been blessed 
of the Lord in scores of churches across our brotherhood. 
Hundreds of decisions have been registered. Next fall, 
Ron Thompson, a senior in Grace Seminary, will enter 
into a full-time evangelism ministry. Meetings are al- 
ready being scheduled. Ron is no stranger in many of our 
churches in that he spent the entire summer of 1961 



in evangelism among the churches in the East and 
Southeast districts. 

Evangelistic meeting offerings seldom meet the cost 
of keeping an evangelist on the field. Your gifts to the 
Board of Evangelism insure that men can remain on the 
field, regardless of the size church in which a meeting 
is held, or of the offering the church receives for the 
evangelist. 

Give through you local church. Isolated Brethren may 
want to send an offering direct to the treasurer— Mr. 
Bryson Fetters, 205 Bryan Street, Berne, Indiana. Make 
all checks payable to the Board of Evangelism. 



Wf MUST EVANGELIZE 

AS WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE 



IF 
IF 
IF 
IF 



we as a denomination are to forge ahead and fulfill 
the charge that we claim Christ gave us as His 
witnesses; 

we are to expand our home-and foreign-mission 
interests; 

we are to increase our Christian educational insti- 
tutions; 



we are not to be counted as derelict at the judg- 
ment seat of Christ. 



GOD IS RICHLY BLESSING 
OUR CURRENT PROGRAM 



Your help is needed as we prepare to assume 
the support of two full-time men in the field of 
evangelism. Ask the Lord what He would have 
you give to this important arm of our church. 

THE BOARD OF EVANGELISM URGENTLY 
NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL 

•J \J I ^ ^^ By Dr. Harold H. Etiing 



SHARING SOME SECRETS 

We arrived at the church at 9:10 
a.m., twenty minutes before time for 
the opening of Sunday school. We 
walked into the junior department, 
and were greeted by a group of boys 
and girls who had come early to 
share in some pre-session activities. 
Hung around the room in very 
orderly fashion were the achieve- 
ment ribbons of the juniors who were 
engaged in the memory program. 
Many had come early to do a part 
of the memory work before school 
started. 

We could not resist taking our 
camera out of its case to catch this 
group of junior boys lined up to 
register their Six-point Sunday- 
school envelopes, and make them 
ready for the offering period in the 
worship program. We talked with 
the junior superintendent, Mrs. 
Dorothy Rowland, who was bubbling 
over about her department. For this 
Sunday, she had established a goal 
of 100 with her teachers in the jun- 
ior department. These were the 
early arrivals, and an indication that 




By Dr. Harold H. Etiing 

Director, National Sunday School Board 

gadgets? No! They just established 
some attainable goals each week; then 
enthused their people to go after 
more people. Through the proper 



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they were trying to reach the goal. 
"The week," said Mrs. Rowland, 

"has been full of preparation. We 

have been praying and trusting God ]^ggpjng J records, and a follow-up 

to give us one hundred, and we have of absentees, this is paying dividends. 

You can see this same kind of 
thing take place in your Sunday 
school if you are willing to pay the 
price of careful planning, good 
records, careful follow-up, coupled, 
of course, with much prayer, good 
administration, excellent teaching, 
and an enthusiastic approach to what 
Sunday school can do for you and 
your church. 

Our second church in Florida is 
located in Margate, a suburb of 
Pompano Beach. Meeting in a one- 
room community building, we saw 
a nursery in what is ordinarily the 
storeroom of the building, but trans- 
formed on a Sunday morning. We 
saw classes meeting outside the build- 
ing under palm trees. Three classes 
of primary children meet at the rear 
of the auditorium, and an adult class 
meets in the front section. Oh yes, 
there was a kindergarten class of 
about fifteen meeting between the 
primary classes and the adults. We 
saw 102 people gathered in this one- 
room school on a recent Sunday 
morning. They, too, are thankful 
for good records, and a follow-up 
program that is paying dividends. 

About forty of the combined staffs 
of these two churches were present 
in the Midvidnter National Sunday 
School Convention in Miami. Dean 
Risser, pastor at Margate, said: "I 
am sure that this convention has 
brought new understanding, new 
inspiration, new zeal, and new meth- 
ods to all of our workers. You may 
expect Margate to move forward at 
a rapid pace just as soon as we can 
get a building in which to meet." 
Brethren, pray for this opportunity 
in Florida. 

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been working like beavers to get 
them in." We watched for a few min- 
utes before we had to hurry to the 
adult department to greet the folks 
in our Fort Lauderdale church. I was 
as excited as was this junior super- 
intendent. I was greeted by a won- 
derful group of adults gathered in 
the opening worship service. I talked 
with their pastor about their records, 
and he reminded me that they were 
entirely dependent upon the use 
of good records in their total school 
for a weekly visitation program that 
has paid off. I went to the platform 
to preach during the morning service 
before I again caught sight of the 
junior superintendent. When I saw 
her face, I knew they had reached 
the goal. As a matter of fact, I later 
learned they were two over the goal. 
Then we saw the figures on the 
board— 477 people present. How did 
they do it? This is the question asked 
so frequently. By gimmicks? Through 





Grace Theological Seminary 
Grace College 

The Crisis in Education 

There is a crisis in education about which the pubhc 
is being informed, but to which the majority are turning 
a deaf ear. Three things have created this crisis. An 
exploding population all over the world stands at the 
head of the list. But this in itself would not have made 
the situation suddenly acute. The second factor is the 
social changes that have made education indispensable. 
A half century ago the population of the world felt rela- 
tively secure without education, and so few pressed for 
admittance to educational institutions. But now there is 
an increase of 800 percent attending institutions of higher 
learning in this country, and the percentage of increase 
in other countries has gone out of sight. The third factor 
is the expanding demand for faculty, facilities, and fi- 
nances. It is this last that makes the situation acute. Had 
this last kept pace with the first two, the problem would 
be relatively simple. But alas, concern for the present at 
the expense of the future now confronts us with a for- 
midable problem. 

Grappling With the Problem 

In three different areas tremendous efforts are being 
made to cope with the gigantic problems confronting 
education. Institutionalwise the privately owned and sup- 
ported, and the publicly owned and supported, schools 
are grappling with the issues. Financewise efforts are 
being made to tap private resources, to release funds 
raised by state taxes, and to channel Federal aid to edu- 
cation. In the area of quality, every conceivable means is 
being employed to raise the level of education in all col- 
leges to the standard of recognized accreditation. Studies 
in breadth and depth are being made covering the whole 
field of education for the purpose of removing the sacred 



cows, streamlining the methods, and utilizing every 
modem device for multiplying the breadth and effective- 
ness of teaching. But these studies are also making clear 
that there are no miracles in this business. There still 
remains the hard core of determination, sacrifice, and 
hard work if the task is to be accomplished. 

Private Colleges and Failure 

Higher education began in this country with private 
colleges. When it became evident that private colleges 
were not making education available to many because 
of costs, the states entered into the business. At first there 
was no tuition and few fees. But litde by little even 
in publicly tax supported schools this has been rising 
until at least the cost approximates that of private insti- 
tutions. But the trend in student enrollments is running 
toward the public institution. Indiana is a fair example; 
There are thirty-four colleges and universities in the 
State, four public, thirty private. Sixty percent of all 
students are enrolled in the four publicly owned schools, 
forty percent in the thirty private schools. With rising 
costs and static enrollments, the private institutions 
face a dismal future. Three things are evident. First, 
private institutions must reach and maintain standard 
accreditation levels if they are to appeal widely to stu- 
dents. Second, there must be developed a uniqueness in 
each institution which can be duplicated nowhere else. 
Finally, there must be discovered a source of funds from 
one or many sources if these schools are to survive. 

Grace College and the Future 

Christian schools, such as Grace, face the same prob- 
lems as others, but these problems are accentuated. Ac- 
creditation is an absolute necessity, and to get this the 
issues of faculty, facilities, and finances are paramount. 
Uniqueness must be defined in terms of pure Chris- 
tianity. There dare not be any halfhearted or equivocat- 
ing approach on this point. If there is, Grace College will 
cease to exist as an institution, or it will cease to be 
Christian. But even if uniqueness draws an ever increas- 
ing student body— and it is our hope that it will— there 
will still need to be an ever increasing cost to the stu- 
dent in order to meet the soaring financial needs. A 
competent faculty and adequate facilities cannot be 
maintained without discovering new sources of income. 
Here is sufficient reason for parents, friends, and pas- 
tors who place high value on this school to engage in 
prolonged intercessory prayer for Grace College and its 
governing body. 

The above facts are not intended to suggest discourage- 
ment in the face of the grim realities that now confront 
us. There is a God in heaven, and it is our conviction 
that He brought this institution into existence and will 
provide the means of support. But He will do so only 
through His people who place sufficient value upon 
it to pray and give toward it. Let all of us take heed. 
Private schools are closing their doors, or they are merg- 
ing with other institutions for survival. The verdict 
lies with us. 



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CHURCH COLLEGE PLAYBOY HAVEN? 

(Editor's Note: On Friday, January 18, hundreds of daily 
news-pa-pers all over the United States carried the syndi- 
cated article of Mary Haworth. Read what one had to 
say about Grace College, and then pray earnestly that 
God's hand will continue upon our college to the glory 
of His name.) 

DEAR MARY HAWORTH: One of your correspondents asks: "If a 
church-sponsored college affords no inspiration to students, where can they 
find it?" She was deploring the afterhours playboy atmosphere on her son s 
campus (a well-accredited school, carefully chosen) that she and her husband 
encountered on a recent visit. 

Speaking as a father, I am aware of the disturbing conditions which pre- 
vail at some church-related colleges. But as you say, this is not necessarily the 
overall picture. Not all church schools are to be faulted for the tragic short- 
comings of others. 

As a help to the worried parents, may I propose two colleges, known to me, 
where student privileges are responsibly administered'' Tlie first is Grace 
College, Winona Lake, Indiana, a denominational school. The other is Bob 
Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, an interdenominational school. 

If neither of these is close enough geographically, I am sure that either 
of the schools mentioned would be glad to suggest other schools with simi- 
lar standards in the areas where the parents live. 

All too often, academic freedom today amounts to license instead of lib- 
erty. A. E. 

DEAR A. E., Thanks for your kind suggestions and for your forthright 
statement that pulls no punches. 
-> ¥^^^^/^^ ''™e has come to jolt church leaders into an "agonizing reap- 
».. V praisal of what they are giving students in the way of character formation. 

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YES 
AND 

NO 
ARE 



ENOUGH! 



By Benjamin Hamilton, Th.D. 



With uplifted hands incoming 
military men and women swear they 
will keep the articles of war and 
defend their country. The United 
States President when he puts his 
hand on a Bible swears to uphold 
the Nation's Constitution. Millions 
of other people solemnly rely upon 
an oath to declare their intent to 
perform some grave act. After all, 



what more dependable pledge is 
there than invoking the name of 
Deity? according to the person who 
swears. Those who are not real Chris- 
tians feel free to misuse God's name. 
For true believers dependence on 
swearing is quite out of character. 
Christ himself pointed out this fact 
in Matthew 5:33 to 37. 

Swearing Is Folly 

Many people invoke God's name 
in a frivolous spirit, or in an attitude 
of doing that which comes naturally. 
When the Lord was on earth, swear- 
ing was almost a habit-forming cus- 
tom. Often done in a spirit of mock 
soberness, such swearing expressed 
a debased view of God. Such hypo- 
crisy virtually made God's name a 
good luck charm. The same hypo- 
crisy exists today. 

Swearing involves another point. 
Jesus referred to this when He said: 
'Thou shalt not forswear thyself . . ." 
Forsivear one's self? Christ actually 
said His followers ought not to swear 
against themselves. Calling upon God 
to support a human affirmation does 
not flatter God. Such an act really 
places one in the position of swearing 
against himself since such swearing 
is a testimony that a person's affirma- 
tion is meaningless. Invoking God's 
name is an attempt to cover up the 
real unreliability of the affirmation. 

So Christians are not to resort to 
glib oaths that are false in essence 
and incapable of keeping. Rather 
the Lord's followers are to make af- 
firmations that are truthful and can 
be substantiated. Jesus clearly pointed 
this out when saying: "But [thou] 
shalt perform unto the Lord thine 
oaths" (Matt. 5:33). Notice that these 
oaths mean pledges or promises. 

Swearing Is Failure 

Swearing does not guarantee as- 
surance and so it is an admission 
of failure, for the act does not in- 
sure the veracity of one who swears. 
To swear does not mean the faithful 
execution of a promise sealed by a 
fickle oath. 

When Jesus was on earth, the Jews 
swore by everything (Matt. 23:16-22). 
An entire body of rules existed that 



fixed the varying degrees of efficaci- 
ous power, which different kinds of 
oaths were supposed to give. Accord- 
ing to those rules, swearing by heaven 
was more potent than an oath based 
on the earth. All such swearing is 
tainted with blasphemy. It has an 
element of superstitious magic not 
unlike the charms in which Africans 
trust. 

Christ saw an even greater wrong 
in swearing. To swear by heaven, 
earth, or Jerusalem is disrespect for 
God (Matt. 5:34-36). Such practice 
is also disregard for divine judgment, 
God's creation, and His government. 
God deals with His people from His 
heavenly throne. The earth is God's 
appointed abode for man. Jerusalem 
is not just a human capital, but the 
center of the kingdom which God is 
going to establish wdth Christ as 
King. 

Swearing Is Bad Fruit 

Jesus said: "Let your communica- 
tion be. Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for 
whatsoever is more than these cometh 
of evil" (Matt. 5:37). These words 
point out the fact that swearing comes 
from the evil one, Satan. As a result, 
swearing is evil fruit. Interestingly, 
Christ's words regarding swearing 
were a part of the seminar which He 
held with His disciples to instruct 
them on the qualifications for 
citizenship in the kingdom of heaven. 

Kingdom citizens must have char- 
acter and conduct compatible with 
kingdom standards. Heavenly citizen- 
ship demands speech free from a 
flippant attitude toward God and the 
Ruler of the kingdom of heaven. The 
Christian's citizenship is in heaven 
(Phil. 3:20). His speech is always 
to be with grace, seasoned with salt 
(Col. 4:6). There will be no swear- 
ing in the kingdom of heaven, for 
swearing is the evil fruit resulting 
from Satan's control of his victims' 
lives. 

Now is the time for Christians to 
prepare their speech for the appear- 
ance of the kingdom of heaven. 
Swear not: Let the believer's com- 
munication be "Yea, yea; Nay, nay." 
For the Lord's followers yes and no 
are enough indeed. 



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to date: February I. 1963 



RECEIPTS AND UNPAID PLEDGES 

Receipts to date: 

Gifts $ 99,231 

Investments 362,273 



Uupaid pledges: 

Gifts 

Investments (est.) 



$ 13,667 
. 18,500 



Total receipts $461,504 Total unpaid pledges $ 32,167 

GOAL $600,000 

Total receipts and unpaid pledges 493,671 

Balance needed $106,329 

GIFTS TO GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY— JANUARY 1963 



General Building 
Fund Fund 

Allegheny 

Parkersburg, W. Va 14.50 

East 

Conemaugh. Pa. (Pike) . 112.00 
Conemaugh. Pa. 

(Singer Hill) 3.01 

Everett, Pa 11.00 

Duncansville, Pa. 

( Leamersville) 204.75 

Indiana 

Clay City 28.00 

Flora 204.50 

Fort Wayne (First) 1.154.83 272.55 

Leesburg 13.57 10.10 

Peru 28.25 

Sidney 90.00 

Wheaton, HI .87 

Winona Lake 20.00 

Iowa 

Dallas Center 239.00 70.00 

Waterloo 1.43.46 59.75 

Michigan 

Alto 19.00 

Lansing 10.00 

New Troy 31.00 

Mid-Atlantic 

Alexandria. Va 153.55 

Winchester, Va 107.11 31.70 

Midwest 

Cheyenne, Wyo 50.45 

Denver, Colo 5.00 

Portis, Kans 295.00 

Taos. N. Mex 71.10 

Nor-Cal 

Tracy, Calif 5.00 

Northern Atlantic 

AUentown, Pa 84.75 

Hatboro, Pa 40.00 7.00 

Palmyra, Pa 237.44 

Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 50.00 

Philadelphia. Pa. (Third) 147.70 155.50 

Northern Ohio 

Akron (Fairlawn) 50.50 

Elyria 139.50 

Findlay 39.24 

Homerville 19.00 

Mansfield (Grace) 32.01 

Wooster 57.00 87.00 

Northwest 

Albany. Oreg 42.00 38.50 

Grandview, Wash 72.50 

Harrah, Wash 48.25 



General Building 
Fund Fund 

Southeast 

HolUns, Va 6.00 

Limestone, Tenn 104.00 

Ropnoke, Va. (Clearbrook) 90.50 

Southern California and Arizona 

Beaumont, Calif 300.00 

Bellf lower, Calif 142.00 14.00 

Compton, Calif 250.00 

Gardena, CaUf 20.00 

Long Beach, CaUf. (First) 649.70 13.50 

Long Beach, CaUf (North) 947.36 

Los Angeles, Clalif 32.00 

Norwalk. CaUf 150.00 

Phoenix, Ariz 28.78 

San Bernardino, Calif. . . 33.50 

South Gate. CaUf 6.07 

Tucson, Ariz 10.00 

Whittier, CaUf. (First) .. 13.50 2.50 

Southern Ohio 

Camden 4.50 

Clayton 212.60 157.00 

Dayton (North Riverdale) 46.00 

Dayton (Patterson Park) 5.00 

Kettering 65.15 

Trotwood 10.00 

VandaUa 59.50 

Miscellaneous 

Isolated Brethren 2.50 2.50 

Non-Brethren 80.00 1,000.00 

Miscellaneous and 

■ Anonymous 35.83 2.50 

Maintenance 5.00 

Totals 7.184.94 2.12B.49 

Designated Gifts 

Bellf lower, CaUf 5.00 

VandaUa. Ohio 2.00 

Waterloo, Iowa 2.00 

Winona Lake, Ind 72.13 

Wooster. Ohio 100 

Non-Brethren 75.00 

Miscellaneous and Anonymous . . 1,000.00 

Total 1.157.13 

Please note: The gift of $94.00 General 
Fund, $6 Building Fund and $2 Designated 
Fund listed on the gift report in the Jan- 
uary 26. 1963 Educational issue should have 
been credited to the Grace Brethren Church 
of Elkhart, rather than the Grace Breth- 
ren Church of Goshen. 



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GRACE 
SEMINARY 




1964 TRIP TO HOLY LAND 



$1650.00 



(NEW YORK TO NEW YORK) 



no 




TENTATIVE 
SCHEDULE 

June 28-30 Three days— Seminar at 
Philadelphia 

uly 1-3 Rome 

uly 4-7 Cairo-Luxor 

uly 8-9 Lebanon 

uly 10-11 Damascus 

uly 12-13 Jordan 

uly 14-18 Jerusalem 

uly 19-23 Israel 

uly 24-25 Izmir 

uly 26-27 Athens 

uly 28 Optional: Leave for alternate 
trip to Schwarzenau, Germany at extra 
cost. 



Brethren Missionary Herald 



EGYPT 
By Prof. Herbert Bess 

For members of a Bible-lands tour, interest in Egypt 
centers in two places. On the western edge of Cairo, the 
modem capital of Egypt, are the greatest of the pyramids, 
those of Khufu, Khefren, and Menkaure. Our tour 
members will be afforded the privilege of entering the 
greatest of them all, and climbing within to the burial 
chambers of the king and queen. Adjacent to the pyra- 
mids is the great Sphinx. These colossal monuments 
were already centuries old when Abraham visited Egypt. 

Over 400 miles south in Upper Egypt are the impres- 
sive ruins of Luxor and Kamak, massive temples con- 
structed in the empire days "when Egypt ruled the 
East," and partly contemporary with the times of Moses. 
Across the Nile on the western side is located the tombs 
of the kings of this p>eriod, but horizontally into the face 
of limestone cliffs. Of the two or three that you may 
enter, one belongs to King Tutankhamen. The magni- 
tude, omateness, and fabulous riches of this unplundered 
tomb still staggers the imagination. 

LEBANON AND SYRIA 

Entry into Lebanon is made at beautiful Beirut, the 
most westernized city in the Arab world. A half day's 
trip north along the Mediterranean Sea permits a visit 
to the gorge of the Dog River, where Egyptian, Assyrian, 
Babylonian, and other conquerors carved their inscrip- 
tions into the cliffs, and to the excavations of the city of 
Byblos whose millenniums of history are attested by the 
monuments still remaining. In the fertile valley on the 
other side of the Lebanon mountain range lies the im- 
mense temple complex at Baalbek, built in the Greco- 
Roman period. The cutting, moving, and placing of its 
mammoth stones are still an engineering marvel. 

Beyond the second Lebanon range is situated Da- 
mascus, capital of Syria, reputed to be one of the oldest 
continuously inhabited cities of the world. You'll want 
to spend some time in its old marketplace shopping for 
souvenirs and gifts to send home. Adjacent to it you'll 
walk the street called Straight, which was made famous 
by the visit of the Apostle Paul. From Damascus the 
journey southward leads to the modem state of Jordan, 
which encompasses the ancient lands of Gilead, Ammon, 
Moab, Edom, and much of Palestine. 

ASIA MINOR 
By Dr. James Boyer 

For the student of the New Testament the Holy 
Land includes also Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome, the 

FOR INFORMATION ON TRIP 
TO THE HOLY LAND WRITE: 

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 

GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

WINONA LAKE, INDIANA 




scenes of the Gospel's earliest and greatest triumphs 
rendered sacred by the missionary travels of the aposdes, 
and by the blood of countless martyrs. Part of this area 
at least, we wall visit on this proposed trip. 

We will stand where Paul stood on Mars Hill, and 
look across to the neighboring hill, the famous Acropolis 
of Athens. There, still standing in the shadow of its 
ancient splendor is the magnificent Parthenon, the 
Temple of Athena, masterpiece of the architect Pericles 
and rated the most perfect building ever constructed. 
We will see other famous temples on that hill to which 
Paul may have pointed as he said: "God . . . dwelleth 
not in temples made with hands." 

We vwll drive by a scenic route along the seacoast, 
cross the modern canal, and stand in the marketplace 
of Paul's Corinth, the wicked city where for eighteen 
months he struggled to establish a church. We will see 
the bema judgment seat where Paul defended himself. 

If arrangements can be made, we will stop in Turkey, 
ancient Asia Minor, and visit the area of the seven 
churches of the Book of The Revelation. We will stay 
in Smyrna (the modem name is Izmir), a prosperous 
modem city. Ephesus is one of the most extensive of 
ancient ruins. We will see its Temple of Diana, its great 
theater that once rang with the angry cries of the mob 
aroused by Demetrius the silversmith, its marketplace 
where Paul and later John must have witnessed for 
their Lord. At Pergamos, where Satan's seat was, there 
is one of the most famous theaters in the world, where 
the huge altar to Zeus was discovered. 

Rome holds its own special place in the history of the 
church. We will see St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vati- 
can library, the Church of St. Paul-Outside-The-Wall, 
the Church of St. John the Lateran where are the stairs 
upon which Jesus supposedly stood after His trial, now 
brought to Rome, and a part of the church over which 
the Pope presides as pastor. We will walk through the 
catacombs where early Christians met secredy among 
the tombs. We will pause at the ancient Colosseum as we 
remember the Christian martyrs who were fed to the 
lions or burned alive amid the cheers of the 50,000 
spectators gathered there to enjoy the spectacle. We will 
walk in the ancient marketplace, through the arch of 
Titus built to commemorate the destruction of the city 
of Jerusalem. 

Will you plan to join us? 



February 23, 1963 



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NOURISHED IN THE WORDS 



NEW TESTAMENT WORD STUDIES— 28 



PETER'S DENIALS 



Peter's denials of his acquaintance 
with Jesus are a well-known part of 
gospel history. The fact that Peter 
was the victim, even after Jesus had 
sp>ecifically warned him, is a solemn 
reminder to every Christian that sin 
lies all about us, and that temptation 
is a mighty foe. Christ's promise to 
Peter, "I have prayed for thee that 
thy faith fail not" is an encourage- 
ment to believers that they have an 
all-powerful Ally who is conscious 
of their need (Luke 22:32). 

Since not one of the Gospels gives 
all of the stages of the Jewish trial 
(one appearance before Annas, two 
before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin), 
and yet all of them list Peter's three 
denials (which run throughout the 
trial), it seems clear that in some in- 
stances there has been a grouping 
without chronological exactness. 
Probably all phases of this Jewish 
trial took place in various parts of 
the same building complex so that 
the courtyard, where the fire had 
been built, was the scene for all three 
denials. 

The First Denial 

All the accounts agree that Peter's 
first questioner was a servant girl. 
John identifies her as the girl who 
was stationed at the door and had 
admitted Peter to the premises after 
someone (presumably John himself, 
John 18:17) had interceded for him. 
When Peter had entered and began 
to warm himself by the fire, this 
maid at the doorway approached him 
with die assertion: "Thou also wast 
with Jesus" (Matt. cf. Mark, Luke). 
She then added the question: "Art 
thou also one of his disciples?" 
(John). ^ 

At diis point the Greek text pro- 
vides an insight into die subtlety of 
Satan's approach. It is possible in 
English to phrase a question in such 



a way that the questioner reveals 
what kind of answer he expects. For 
example, if one should ask: "You 
haven't had dinner, have you?" the 
answer expected is "No." On the 
other hand, if one is asked: 'Tou've 
had dinner, haven't you" the answer 
expected is "Yes." The Greek lan- 
guage had a similar device, and John 
shows us that the maid's question 
was not quite neutral. She expected 
the answer to be "No." Thus the 
girl must actually have said to Peter: 
'Tou also were with him. You are 




By Homer A. Kent, Jr., Th.D. 

not also one of his disciples, are you?" 
(Luke 22:56, John 18:25). 

Thus it was easy for Peter to deny 
his Lord and say "No." It was the 
answer expected. All Peter had to 
do was "go along" wath the thought 
of his questioner. How often Satan 
gets us to take diat first sinful step 
by making it seem the easy and 
natural thing to do. 

The Second Denial 

The variations among the ac- 
counts appear more obvious at the 
second denial. Mark says "the maid" 



(i.e. the same one as before) made 
the accusation. Matthew says it was 
"another maid." Luke says it was 
"a man," and John says it was "they" 
(the ones around the fire). Clearly 
then, the accusation of Peter this sec- 
ond time was made by more than one 
person. 

The events can be reconstructed 
in the followring way. The first maid 
related her suspicions to another 
servant girl, and she in turn (or both 
together) spread the information to 
others of the bystanders. A man ac- 
tually challenged Peter with the as- 
sertion, "Thou art also one of them" 
(Luke 22:58), and was joined by 
others at the fire who asked it as a 
question (John 18:25). 

But John once more reveals that 
the answer expected by the question- 
ers was "No." They said: "You are 
not also one of His disciples, are 
you?" Their suspicions were aroused, 
but they hardly expected him to ad- 
mit to being a disciple. Again Peter 
succumbed to temptation and gave 
the answer expected. Because he 
gave the answer once, it did not seem 
much worse to do so again. This time, 
however, he added an oath to con- 
firm his he (Matt. 26:72). 

The Third Denial 

About an hour later (Luke 22:59) 
the bystanders again took up their 
pestering of Peter. Among his tor- 
mentors was a kinsman of Malchus 
whose ear Peter had severed (John 
18:26). When he phrased his ques- 
tion, he did so in a different manner. 
He felt certain of the guilt of Peter, 
and stated his accusation in these 
words: "I saw you in the garden with 
Him, didn't I?" Here the answer ex- 
pected was "yes." Now Peter could 
not go along with his questioner 
without contradicting his previous 
assertions. But being emboldened by 
his former denials, he now openly 
and categorically said: "I know not 
what thou sayest." 

How often sin entraps us in simi- 
lar fashion. At first it seems so harm- 
less, hardly worth the effort of tak- 
ing a stand in opposition to the 
thinking of those around us. Yet 
sooner or later sin will trap us, 
forcing us into the open, and the 
dreadful shame of sin will be ex- 
posed for all to see. Let Peter's ex- 
perience instruct us in die subdety 
of the Evil One. 

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Dedicated to the Cause of Christian Literature- 




'The job of the whole church is to preach the 
whole Word to the whole world. What more ef- 
fective means than the powerful printed page-it 
carries the Gospel behind closed doors; it feeds new 
Christians far from any missionary; it strengthens 
the hand of the missionary and of the national church. 
It communicates the love of God to a lost world."— 
Evangelical Literature Overseas. 



For the second time Brethren foreign missions is 
devoting its whole space in an issue of the Missionary 
Herald to the cause of Christian literature. Some of 
the activities and challenges from several of our fields 
are presented here. May you remember regularly 
before the Lx)rd this vital element in the work of 
present-day foreign missions! 



ELO Conference Held in Bozoum 



"Stop when you are through," ad- 
vised Miss Marjorie Shelley, guest 
speaker at the ELO Conference held 
this past December 5-15 at Bozoum, 
Central African Republic. Realizing 
the need for better literature on the 
field and better publicity at home, 
the Protestant missions of this re- 
public and the Tchad requested the 
Evangelical Literature Overseas 
organization to send a speaker for a 
literature conference. The Grace 
Brethren Mission acted as hostess to 
three sister missions— the Baptist 
Mid-Missions, the Sudan United 
Mission, and the Swedish Baptist 
Mission. Thirty delegates profited 
from the ten days of stimulating 
classes which were held in English 
for the Americans and Canadians, 
and in French for the Swedish, 
Swiss, French, and Africans. 

The morning sessions were aimed 
to help missionaries produce literature 
more effectively. With a lecture on 
basic principles of effective writing 
as a foundation, Miss Shelley gave 
her class practical pointers on news, 
article, and fiction writing, plus in- 





By Mrs. George E. Cone, Jr. 

formation and advice on tracts and 
prayer letters. She encouraged her 
students to write, but she also warned 
them to stop when they are through. 
French-speaking African students 
profited from the afternoon classes 



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COVER PHOTO 

On "Possum Island" in the Amazon River, 
family members and relatives listen as a Brazil- 
ian man reads from the Word of God. Here, as 
in every other area of die earth. Christian liter- 
ature is important! 



which were geared to their particular 
needs. We trust that these sessions 
will prove fruitful in developing 
more enthusiasm for writing among 
our Christian nationals. 

During the informal evening ses- 
sions the group discussed subjects 
pertinent to the special needs of our 
mission publications. The editors of 
our two magazines, the Sango 
Tromfette Evangelique (Evangelical 
Trumpet) and the French Vaincre 
(Conqueror), anricipate better con- 
tent and layout, and increased cir- 
culation as a result of the practical 
suggestions of these sessions. We ap- 
preciated the prayerful counsel and 
direction our speaker gave us as we 
prepared recommendations to our 
respective field councils, and in help- 
ing us evaluate and plan our liter- 
ature program. 

Among the highlights of the con- 
ference was the morning devotional 
period with Mr. Paul Metzler as 
speaker. His forty years of service 
in Africa amply supplied him with 
timely illustrations for his challeng- 
ing messages. 

The conference strengthened the 
ties of fellowship and cooperation 
between the participating missions as 
well as building enthusiasm for 
more and better literature for Africa 
today. Impressed with the practi- 
cality of the program, we anticipate 
in the future another such confer- 
ence with more African participation 
and a greater emphasis on produc- 
tion and distribution. With these 
goals in mind, we will endeavor in 
the Lord not to stop until we are 
through. 



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Brethren Foreign Missions 



Much emphasis is currently placed 
on the importance of literature 
on the various mission fields. Most 
missionary societies are devoting a 
great deal of energy to literature pro- 
grams, and in recent years a number 
of new organizations have been 
dedicated exclusively to the printing 
and distribution of tracts and book- 
lets. 

In France, as well as in other 
fields, the distribution of literature 
plays an important and vital part 
in the ministry of the missionaries. 
Yet though literature offers an excel- 
lent means of making known the 
truth, there are limitations to its ef- 
fectiveness. These limitations must 
be recognized so that our zeal to sow 
God's message by the printed page 
may be fully exploited. 

Paul, the greatest of all mission- 



us never fall into the error of think- 
ing that literature will replace the 
need for men and women on the 
mission fields. Let us not think that 
we have fulfilled our responsibility 
to the Great Commission simply 
when we have covered an area with 
gospel tracts. 

Though we recognize its limita- 
tions, we have nevertheless found 
literature to be an extremely valuable 
tool in the work of evangelism in 
France. In fact, in three areas of our 
work we have found it to be in- 
dispensable. 

First, it is about the only method 
we have found for leaving a message 
with those who refuse to hear the 
good news. In France people do not 
readily attend evangelistic meetings. 
Moreover, house-to-house efforts in 
an attempt to talk with people face 



The Witness of 
Christian Literature in France 



By Rev. Tom Julien 



aries, wrote: 'Whosoever shall call 
upon the name of the Lord shall be 
saved." It is significant, in reading 
the entire tenth chapter of Romans 
from which this statement is taken, 
that Paul emphasizes the messenger 
perhaps even more than the message. 
He says that faith comes by hearing. 
Some misquote this verse to make it 
say that faith comes from the Word 
of God direcdy, but Paul seems to 
indicate that it is impossible to 
separate the personal element from 
the Scriptures and still expect re- 
sults. 

A gospel tract can, in its printed 
form, "preach the gospel," but no 
piece of literature can serve as a 
personal witness of the transforming 
power of God. To make converts, 
two kinds of seed must be sown: 
the Word of God (Mark 4:14), and 
the children of the kingdom (Matt. 
13:38). 

The Gospel is extremely personal, 
and its power can be demonstrated 
only through persons. Therefore let 



to face have not shown too much 
success, for the French are somewhat 
suspicious of strangers who come 
to their door. 

But though conversations are 
sometimes hard to obtain on spiritual 
matters, one can be reasonably cer- 
tain that literature, properly dis- 
tributed, will be read. The French 
are a nation of readers, witnessed 
by the fact that there are 113 daily 
newspapers in the country. Illiteracy 
is quite rare, and bookshops and 
magazine stands are everywhere. 

The oft-quoted verse, "My vrord 
. . . shall not return unto me void," is 
not simply in the Bible to comfort 
those who see a barrenness of re- 
sults—it is a promise of God, a prom- 
ise which can certainly be applied 
to the millions of pages of the Scrip- 
ture which have prayerfully been dis- 
tributed in France. 

The second area of our work in 
which we have found literature to 
be valuable is related to the first: 
not only is Uterature a means of 




Brother Julien with window display and 
tract rack at the "Centre Evangelique" 

leaving a witness for those who re- 
fuse to hear, but it is also an ex- 
cellent way of making contact with 
those who would like to hear. 

Nearly all literature used in France 
carries with it an offer of either a 
Gospel of John or a New Testa- 
ment to anyone who sends in his 
address. A number of interested peo- 
ple are contacted through this of- 
fer—people who might otherwise 
never be discovered. When a con- 
tact such as this is made, there is 
an opportunity to bear personal wit- 
ness to such individuals. 

Though the people of France are 
indifferent to spiritual things, I am 
convinced that there are still many 
who are searching for something 
which satisfies. Here is a part of 
a letter received from one such per- 
son. How many more are there like 
this woman in France? 

"Sir: I received from you a copy 
of the New Testament and also the 
booklet, 'An Introduction to the 
Study of the Bible,' for which I 
thank you. 

"I have read them. I have even 
studied them carefully and with an 
open heart, for believe me, these 
things interest me. 

'Tes, I understand now that those 
who have not read the Bible can- 
not know God in all His magnitude. 
God is good, and I know that He 
can pardon . . . God exists— this is 
sure. The Holy Spirit also. But 
how can you make others under- 
stand, those who do not wish to be- 
lieve, or who mock you when you 
speak to them of the Bible, or of 
God himself." (Continued next jiage) 



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Literature Day 
in Tijuana 



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LITERATURE! How can it be used? In an effort to 
show our Mexican young people the use of Hterature, espe- 
cially of tracts, we dedicated one of the Friday evening 
young people's meetings to literature, and called it "Liter- 
ature Day" to try to encourage them to use tracts. 

The use and value of tracts was explained, and many 
of the tracts available in Spanish on salvation and Christian 
growth were on display. The American Bible Society had 
loaned pwsters of "The Bible in Many Languages," which 
was very interesting to the young jseople as they compared 
the same portion with what they knew in their own. 

After the meeting, all of the young people were taken 
downtown to the Christian bookstore, "Libreria La Voz," 
where they were each given a bookmark and saw more of 
what was available in the way of books for study, Christian 
fiction, and other materials to help them in serving their 
Lord. 

This was a valuable meeting in making our Mexican 
youth more aware of what is available for their use in the 
field of Christian literature. 

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The third area in which liter- 
ature is indispensable is the training 
of those who have responded. In 
France many fine organizations, 
such as the Navigators, make avail- 
able their Bible correspondence 
courses for new converts and other 
interested persons. The European 
Bible Institute, where Brother Fred 
Fogle is currently teaching, has a 
complete curriculum of courses by 
correspondence. Especially valuable 
are these in France, where it is 

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sometimes difficult to have access to 
good Bible training. 

Seeing the need of providing 
Christian literature for believers, we 
have made available to the people 
of the "Centre Evangelique" a small 
lending library. Christian books are 
not so plentiful in France as in the 
United States, but perhaps the titles 
are more carefully chosen for print- 
ing, since only a limited number of 
books come off the Christian presses 
each year. 



Increasingly important efforts are 
being made in the field of literature 
in France. This summer a student 
movement has the vision of cover- 
ing every one of the nearly 40,000 
towns and villages of France with 
tracts. Are you having a part in this 
great ministry of literature through 
your prayers? We do appreciate the 
generosity of those who have made 
the French literature fund possible, 
and who are continuing to contrib- 
ute regularly. 

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Brethren Foreign Missions 



TUE €IHIIILDIl.iN'S PACE 

Clyde K. Landrum, Director Box 588— Winona Lake, Ind. 




VISITING 
BRAZIL 




Uncle Clyde had a great time with the children in 
Brazil. At Icoaraci the Sunday-school boys and girls 
had their picture taken with him in front of their new 
church. 

How would you like to visit an island church? When 
you pull up to the St. Anthony Bay Brethren Church, 
you might see Senhor Heitor Carman and his family 
welcoming you to their island. They live next to the 
church and would be very happy to show you around. 

Not everyone in Brazil travels by oxcart! But, some 
do, and it is interesting to see. 

Uncle Clyde visited Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil. 
All the buildings are brandnew and very modern. We 
thought you might like to see one of their schools. Each 
classroom opens into a little garden. It's almost like 
having school right outdoors! Wouldn't that be fun? 

I hope you will remember to pray for the boys and 
girls in Brazil, MH'ers, and for our missionaries as they 
tell them about Jesus. 



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LET'S PRAY FOR. MANY 
CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES 
TO BE OPENED IN 
FOB.EIGN LANDS/ 

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Brethren Foreign Missions 

▼ A Brethren missionary was privileged to be in attendance— 

OBSERVATIONS ON THE 
HUAMPANI CONEERENCE 



Huampani is a government-built 
hotel located in the steep barren 
mountains some fifteen miles from 
the capital city of Lima, Peru. The 
main purpose for this place is to give 
the common worker the opportunity 
to take a short vacation for very little 
expense. Though one would not call 
it a place of great luxury, the accom- 
modations are quite adequate. For 
about two dollars a day one receives 
both room and board. This was the 
place chosen to hold the Second 
Evangelical Conference on Commu- 
nications and Evangelism. 

Built around the theme "The 
Good News by New Methods to the 
New World," the conference gave 
ample opportunity to share ideas and 
reach some positive conclusions col- 
lectively concerning the most effec- 
tive way of "getting out the Gospel." 
A strong evangelical atmosphere was 
present, and d>e worth of the soul 
and its need for Christ was kept be- 
fore the delegates at all times. A gen- 
uine Christian comradeship was felt, 
and one was not aware of profession- 
al pride or an attempt to belitde 
anyone's ideas or methods. It seemed 
a very wholesome atmosphere in 
which to investigate the most ef- 
fective way of evangelization. 

The practical purpose of the con- 
ference was that each one there 
might expand his vision. It was rec- 
ognized that not all methods are 
the best for all places. The work of 
the Lord demands versatility and a 
wide knowledge so as to adapt one's 
approach to the existing situation. 
But at the same time it was felt that 
there are those tried and proved 
principles which give direction when 
it is time for action. 

Representation was great and from 
almost every mission group im- 
aginable. Probably the most rep- 
resented groups were Latin Ameri- 
can Mission, Missionary Alliance, 



Methodist, Conservative Baptist, 
Independent Baptist, Assembly of 
God, and Free Brethren. Independ- 
ent groups, as well as independent 
workers, were in abundance. This 
varied representation gave ample 
opportunity for exchange of ideas, 
and in this respect mealtimes proved 
one of the most profitable times of 
the conference, for almost always 
one sat with different delegates. 

Conference days started at seven 
o'clock as we met in the conference 
room for early morning devotions. 
Fernando Vangioni, Free Brethren 




By Rev. Robert J. Cover 

evangelist from Buenos Aires, proved 
faithful to the Word in practical 
challenges built around the theme 
of the conference. This devotional 
period was about the best attended 
session of the conference, and all ex- 
pressed their appreciation for the 
practical spiritual help of these 
times of meditation. After this the 
delegates gathered in the dining 
room for breakfast and, following 
the meal, there came a general as- 
sembly where a special thesis was 
given by a specialist in that field. 
Then each delegate selected a work- 



shop where those interested met to 
discuss the best way to accomplish 
the specific goal. TTiis pattern was 
also followed in the afternoon. The 
evenings were filled with a variety 
of films, conferences, debates, and 
exhibits. Every effort was made to 
give the delegate information as to 
materials available in the fields of 
literature and radio. 

Methods and techniques were 
quite fully explained in the pub- 
lished notes. But here are some of 
the general ideas gleaned personally 
from the conference. 

General Plan for Christian 
Literature 

In all our planning, care must 
be taken to give first place to the 
Bible itself, which is the basis and 
best of all Christian hterature. Next 
in importance is literature for the 
converted— to build up the saints. 
This is taken from the basic re- 
sponsibility of the apostles: "Feed 
my sheep." Then we can spend time 
on literature specifically for the un- 
saved. It is to be remembered that 
the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress are 
still the most effective Christian 
literature, and both were wnritten pri- 
marily for Christians. 

A strong emphasis was made that 
we must put out quality work. Like 
it or not we are skilled workers, or 
should be, in the business of evan- 
gelization. Only in this way will 
we legitimately use the finances given 
us for missionary work. 

Possibilities of evangelization are 
only as limited as our vision. We 
must continually widen our vision to 
meet the demands of an awakening 
world. People are learning to read as 
never before. Literacy should be 
part of the training program of the 
church. And these new literates must 
have something to read. They are 
going to read something. What will 
it be? This group might be called 
one of the key groups wath whom 
we have to contend. Other groups 
are ■pastors and workers, which might 
be the real key group; youth and 
students who we are losing to the 
world at an alarming rate; and pro- 
fessionals who are often uncon- 
sciously considered as unreachable 
and seldom given much considera- 
tion. 



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The EFMA Missionary News Service reports on a meeting of significance — 

Evangelism Is Keynote of Conference 



The Second Evangelical Conference on Com- 
municarions and Evangelism held at Huampani, Lima, 
Peru, September 17-26 (1962), drew 303 delegates 
from twenty-four countries to consider means of 
communicating the Gospel and methods of evange- 
lism. Long hours were devoted to concentrated study 
and prayer as the delegates sought effective ways of 
accomplishing the complete evangelization of Latin 
America. 

The first three days of the conference were dedi- 
cated to use of literature in evangelism, dealing not 
only with the general need, but also with specific 
methods of advancing literature v^'ork. This section of 
the program was under the auspices of Evangelical 
Literature for Latin America (LEAL). 

Directed by Inter-American Gospel Communications 
(popularly known as DIA), another three days were 

g'ven to a study of radio, TV, and audio-visuals. 
osp>el broadcasters from all over the world as- 
sembled for a mutual exchange of know-how and 
experience in this field. 

The conference closed with a three-day consul- 
tation on evangelism sponsored by an interdenomina- 
tional committee known as CLASE (Consulta Latin- 
Americana Sobre Evangelismo). CLASE's program 
had a dual thrust: to increase the church's vision for 
evangelism, and to share methods now being used 
effectively. 

In the opening session the Rev. Ruben Lores, pas- 
tor of the Bible Temple of San Jose, Costa Rica, 
sounded the keynote of CLASE as he proclaimed: 
'The call to evangelism comes from God. This is in 



itself the most jx)werful reason we have for throw- 
ing ourselves with all that we are and all that we 
have into the great task of evangelization." 

"It is possible," he said, "for the church to give 
a call to evangelism for reasons of politics, strategy, 
or for mere survival. It is possible that an individual 
v\all give himself to evangelism for vain personal rea- 
sons, but in God the driving force is His intense 
love toward men, and this love produces an intense 
and effective effort. God has brought us to this place 
to move us in intensity and instruct us in effective- 
ness in evangelism." 

Able speakers from the national church and from 
the missionary force dealt with such vital topics as: 
Total Mobilization of the Local Church, Lay Evan- 
gelism, Bible Correspondence Courses, Evangelism-in- 
Depth, and Follow-up. Practical instruction was given 
in workshops on the evangelization of students, chil- 
dren, teen-agers, and businessmen and professionals. 

Leaders of the evangelical movement in Central 
and South America named a continuing committee on 
evangelism to be known as CLASE (Comite Latino- 
Americano Sobre Evangelism). Its purpose will be to 
spark a united Christian witness throughout Latin 
America. Evangelist-pastor Fernando Vangioni, of 
Argentina, was elected chairman of the all-Latin 
committee of nine, representing Mexico, Costa Rica, 
Peru, Chile, and Argentina. 

"This may prove to be the most significant step 
taken in the history of the Gospel in Latin America,' 
observed one delegate. "These men mean business 
for the Lord." 



In all this we must not forget 
that our message is the Bible and the 
risen Christ— not pwlitics, economy, 
or social development. It was inter- 
esting the way prophecy was men- 
tioned as one topic we might study 
and preach more. 

Cooperation 

Communism is a threat. It is 
alarmingly successful. But we must 
not think that we can succeed by 
merely following their pattern. Nor 
must we over-emphasize a negative 
attitude toward it, thereby losing the 
fervent jjositive message of the risen 
Lord. Though we must unite in 
spirit to defeat Satan on all fronts 
of the battle, we must avoid over 
organizing and thereby lose the in- 
dividual emphasis and freedom which 
is so vital to a healthy, truly spirit- 
ual existence. 



To be really effective, literature 
and radio need to actively comple- 
ment each other. Each can advertise 
the other. Especially is this true if 
both are under the same general 
board or organization. 

In thinking of "cooperation," 
principles and ethics are a must, and 
one cannot be effective with either 
the absolute exclusive nor the totally 
ecumenical attitude. 

Financing 

The wise use of God's money is 
very important. Skill is demanded to 
get the most out of what we have. 
Sometimes one should experiment 
with a new idea on a small scale to 
see how it goes before putting a large 
ouday of money into a given project. 

It is sometimes found that indi- 
vidual groups because of lack of in- 
vestigation, duplicate translations. 



constructions, and so forth, thus 
making extra work and expense. Be- 
fore any large expenditure of money, 
any matter should be thoroughly in- 
vestigated to make sure there is no 
more economical way of doing it. 
The point was also made that in in- 
vestigation, reporting, and asking for 
funds we should be complete and 
definite, and plans should be fully 
explained to superiors so there can 
be the best cooperation and effective- 
ness by all concerned. 

General Results of Conference 

Undoubtedly the biggest result 
was the personal challenge each one 
received to see more clearly the vi- 
sion of what should be done in these 
fields. In both literature and radio 
there was a call for more skilled na- 

(Continued on page 120) 



March 9, 1963 



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in Emerging Africa 



What could we not accomplish by 
means of the printed page? 

In the old days, it was common 
to speak of Africa as "the dark con- 
tinent." But recent trends are mak- 
ing tremendous changes. Africa is 
an emerging continent. Perhaps this 
emergence is nowhere more signifi- 
cant than in the field of education. 
In certain portions of central Africa, 
as late as 1950 it was estimated that 
not more than 2 or 3 percent of the 
population was literate. In some of 
these same areas now the percent- 
age of literates is estimated at 25 
percent and upward. In other words, 
in twelve years literacy has increased 
800 to 1,200 percent. 

How has this increase come? Let 
us take one government post as an 
example. Back in 1950 there was 
only one three-room school building 
for the entire district of Batangafo 
with its 32,000 people. The three 
teachers had less than 150 pupils. 
This year, at the same post there are 
seventeen schoolrooms with an equal 
number of teachers and between 
1,200 and 1,400 pupils. In addition 
to these there are perhaps a dozen 
other schoolhouses in the principal 
villages of the district. 

The alert and thoughtful Christian 
will be quick to realize the oppor- 
tunities which these new develop- 
ments present. The power of the 
printed page as a preacher and teach- 
er of the truth cannot be gainsaid. 
The printed page can reach people 
for Christ. For instance, there is the 
story of the Congolese truck driver 
who was handed a tract as he was 
driving away in his truck. Miles 
away he pulled out the tract, which 
he had stuffed carelessly into his 
pocket, read it and was convicted of 
his need of the Saviour. 

The tract and the printed page 

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can do what a missionary or even a 
national worker or evangelist can- 
not do. They can go where a per- 
son cannot go. There are many 
prejudices against which the printed 
page does not have to contend. It 
can be heard where the spoken word 
definitely could not and would not 
be heard. It will repeat its message 
without embarrassment as many 
times as it is needed to bring con- 
viction. 

This literacy increase not only of- 
fers opportunities, but also presents 
responsibilities. The adversaries of 
Christ will take advantage of it. 
They are taking advantage of it. 
Two of the most insidious cults of 
our time are now firmly entrenched 
in Bangui. Both of them are prolif- 
ic producers and distributors of liter- 
ature. They will not be slow in put- 
ting their poison print into the out- 
stretched hands of these eager new 
readers. And many of the readers 
—in a measure naive— are likely to 
give their hearts to the cause which 
first catches their eyes and their 
thoughts. It is a "must" that we 
should reach out to them with every 
instrument at our disposition, and 
NOW. Tomorrow the doors of op- 
portunity might be closed. 




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By Rev. Robert S. Williams 

Today the new emerging Africa 
is a land of opportunity for those 
who are concerned to serve the Mas- 
ter and fulfill His great commission. 
Today there is a vital, pressing need 
for all kinds of talent and training 
in the field of literature. The Lord 
needs writers, typists, artists, press- 
men, photographers, teachers, radio 
men. Whatever your gift. He can 
without a doubt use you. 

Yes, great indeed are the possibil- 
ities of the printed page in emerging 
Africa today. It can and will be 
used by the forces of evil. It may 
be, it must he used by the church 
of Jesus Christ to proclaim His life 
and salvation to lost and needy men. 
What will you do about it? It be- 
hooves every child of God to bow 
his head and heart anew before his 
Lord and Master in complete dedi- 
cation to His service. We must not 
fail Him in these precious closing 
moments of the age. 



EVANGELISM . . . 

(Continued from page 119) 

tionals, probably involving a certain 
amount of training at mission level. 
Two new organizations were formed 
—the Latin American Association of 
Evangelical Publishers and the Latin 
American Association of Evangelical 
Journalists. Tlie latter is already 
planning a two-week training con- 
ference for actual or would-be-evan- 
gelical journalists to take place next 



year, possibly in Cochabamba, Bo- 
hvia. The date and place of the next 
Conference on Communications was 
set for 1964, again at Huampani. 
* * If 

I am very grateful to our Lord and 
to all those who gave their consent, 
encouragement, and help to my mak- 
ing the trip. It is my prayer that this 
conference will prove of eternal value 
to our work, especially here in Argen- 
tina. 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



Brethren Foreign Missions 
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I CHURCHES I 

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1. Dayton, Ohio (North Riverdale) $4,849.97 

2. Long Beach, Calif. (Norths 4,636.42 

3. Rittman, Ohio 1,938.65 

4. Compton, Cahf 1,768.69 

5. Conemaugh, Pa. (Pike) 1,591.35 

6. Wooster, Ohio 1,399.92 

7. Meyersdale, Pa 1,375.40 

8. Modesto, Calif. (LaLoma) 1,249.08 

Berne, Ind 1,210.16 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla 1,004.42 

Flora, Ind 922.42 

Middlebranch, Ohio 903.44 

Long Beach, Calif. (Los Altos) 822.54 

Conemaugh, Pa 803.01 

Lancaster, Pa 776.83 

Warsaw, Ind 663.61 

Everett, Pa 654.51 

Dayton, Ohio (Patterson Park) 621.60 

Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) 548.33 

Conemaugh, Pa. (Singer Hill) 539.34 

Roanoke, Va. (Ghent) 533.16 

Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) 526.89 

Paramount, Calif 476.88 

Portis, Kans 475.84 

Bell, Cahf 468.95 

Canton, Ohio 420.36 

Grandview, Wash 400.51 

Limestone, Tenn 361.30 

Winchester, Va 351.42 

Peru, Ind 321.25 

Rialto, Calif 317.00 

Elkhart, Ind 294.97 

Harrah, Wash 290.06 

Danville, Ohio 249.16 

Mansfield, Ohio (Woodville) 244.46 

Jefferson Center, Pa 225.58 

Findlay, Ohio 220.85 

Altoona, Pa. (First) 217.80 

Ashland, Ohio 216.99 

York, Pa 210.34 

Glendale, Calif 209.74 

Akron, Ohio (First) 200.36 

Chico, Calif. 179.21 

Duncansville, Pa 175.27 

Berrien Springs, Mich. 165.21 

Cheyenne, Wyo 158.43 



47. Yakima, Wash 156.83 

48. Albany, Oreg 155.68 

49. Camden, Ohio 154.73 

50. Accident, Md 151.00 

51. Hagerstown, Md. (Gay Street) 148.90 

52. Gardena, Calif 144.96 

53. Tucson, Ariz 142.53 

54. South Bend, Ind 140.20 

55. Fremont, Ohio (Grace) 132.98 

56. Listie, Pa 116.52 

57. West Covina, Cahf 99.00 

58. Portland, Oreg 97.21 

59. Hagerstown, Md. (Calvary) 91.49 

60. La Verne, Calif 88.54 

61. Cuba, N. Mex 82.46 

62. Johnson City, Tenn. 80.72 

63. Modesto, Calif. (Community) 77.93 

64. Homerville, Ohio 76.53 

65. Fort Wa^Tie, Ind. (Grace) 74.70 

66. Buena Vista, Va 61.79 

67. Norton Village, Ohio 61.55 

68. Altoona, Pa. (Grace) 58.05 

69. Leon, Iowa 54.43 

70. Toppenish, Wash 52.24 

71. Grand Rapids, Mich 51.50 

72. Winona, Minn 45.50 

73. Cleveland, Ohio 45.17 

74. Margate, Fla 44.33 

75. Albuquerque, N. Mex 42.66 

76. San Jose, Calif 42.43 

77. Fillmore, Calif 37.80 

78. Roanoke, Va. (Clearbrook) 30.20 

79. San Diego, Calif 26.27 

80. Boone's Mill, Va 25.00 

81. Taos, N. Mex 23.91 

82. Jenners, Pa 23.75 

83. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 23.40 

84. West Alexandria, Ohio 21.58 

85. Washington, Pa 20.12 

86. Akron, Ohio (Fairlawn) 19.44 

87. Sidney, Ind 17.76 

88. Kokomo, Ind 14.27 

89. Beaver City, Nebr 8.85 

90. Denver, Colo 7.94 

91. Arbury Hills, 111 7.19 



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When one tries to put into words his experience of Jesus Christ becoming his 
personal Saviour, it becomes a most difficult task. However, with the Lord's help, 
I shall try to relay to you, as best I can, my testimony of Jesus Christ as my per- 
sonal Saviour. 

First of all, I am originally of Japanese nationality, but now I am a naturalized 
citizen of the United States, for which I am very thankful and proud. 

When I first arrived in the U.S. back in 1957, I had quite an experience which 
I wish to tell you about. I flew to the U.S. from Okinawa with my then four-month- 
old son, Bobby. It was my first trip on an airplane, and I was going to a new 
country of which I knew very little, so as you can imagine, I was a bit frightened. 
I arrived about forty-eight hours and 10,000 miles later and there wasn't anyone to 
meet me at the airport. My husband was supposed to be there, but the airline had fail- 
ed to notify him of my arrival time, so there I was alone, in a new country with a 
four-month -old-baby and the only person I knew was my husband, and he was 
eighty miles away in Hagerstown, Maryland. With the help of the airline, I was 
able to contact my husband and within three hours he was there to take me to my 
new home. It is difficult to say how happy I was when I saw my husband, but I 
can say that not even this can begin to compare with my experience of having Jesus 
Christ come into my heart. 

I only tell the above story to try, in some small way, to tell you the joy of my 
own conversion. Just as I was alone and needed help that day at the airport, I was 
even more alone and in need the day Jesus came into my heart. 

Litde did I know at that time, how very big a decision I had made that night 
at Rev. J. K. Peter's house, but my everyday living with Jesus Christ makes me real- 
ize that it was the biggest decision of my entire life. I cannot take the time to tell 
you how troubled my life was, but I can say that when I thought that I was beyond 
help, the Lord Jesus Christ came into my life and straightened it out completely. 
He has taught me: "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" (I Pet. 
5:7). I am thankful that this is now the theme of my life and Jesus has made it that 
way. He has also brought my husband back into fellowship as a Christian and made 
our home a Christ-centered home. 

I want to say also that I thank the Lord Jesus for Brother and Mrs. Peters and 
for their part in my salvation. It was through their prayers and the prayers of the 
other Christians at the Calvary Brethren Church that my husband and I came to 
the Lord. My husband and I now desire to live and raise our three children in a 
Christian home, and with His help, we will. 

—From WMC News, Mid-Atlantic District 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



Women's Missionary Council 



Parental 
Instruction 




Mrs. Clouse and son 



By Mrs. Robert Clouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 



"And these words, which I com- 
mand thee this day, shall be in 
thine heart: and thou shall teach 
them diligently unto thy children" 
(Deut. 6:6-7). 

This command was given by God 
to Jewish parents many hundreds 
of years ago with the intent that 
future generations would also fear 
and trust Jehovah. The understand- 
ing that God was "one Lord" and 
that He was to be loved with all of 
one's being was first of all to be in 
the hearts of those who did the teach- 
ing. It was to be something they 
knew to be true because they expe- 
rienced it as a vital part of their 
lives. The commandments and words 
uttered that day by God through His 
servant Moses were to be remem- 
bered by them so well that at any 
time they would be able to recall 
them. Not only were they to remem- 
ber them in their hearts, but they 
were also to actively teach these 
words and commandments to their 
children: "Thou shalt teach them 
diligendy unto thy children." 

Notice the time when this teach- 
ing was to be done. "Thou . . . shalt 
talk of them when thou sittest in 
thine house, and when thou walk- 
est by the way, and when thou liest 
down, and when thou risest up" (v. 
7). This teaching was to be constant. 
It was to take place all during the 
day. Whether upon rising, or actively 
engaged in the day's tasks, or going 
to bed made no difference. All diese 
were times for speaking of Jehovah, 
of His promises, of His past good- 
nesses. 



If God saw reasons for this Jew- 
ish nation to take the medium of par- 
ental instruction to keep the chil- 
dren in the fear of the Lord, should 
we not as parents today also take to 
heart the importance of this method 
of teaching our own children the 
things of the Lord? I believe it is in 
this respect that many of us as Chris- 
tian parents are failing. Perhaps 
each should look carefully at a typi- 
cal day viith our children. What is 
it like in your home? 

Let us say that you and your hus- 
band are both believers, and you 
have dedicated the children to the 
Lord. You are both desirous that 
your children will also become be- 
lievers, but are you doing the things 
that will encourage this decision on 
the part of your offspring? The alarm 
rings in the morning— you are tired 
and a little irritable— company the 
night before— the baby must have 
cried at least three times during the 
night— wonder if he's getting sick 
—there is breakfast to get and 
lunches to make for the two oldest 
children— the next hour will be a 
frantic hurry— and it is! There seems 
to be no time for the diligent teach- 
ing mentioned in Deuteronomy 6: 
7. What about the evening hours 
when the children are home again? 
What is the topic of conversation at 
the supper table— Dad's day at work, 
your detailed account of how sick 
the baby was and how tired you are, 
a lecture to the oldest children on 
table manners? All of these may be 
legitimate, but have you not lost an- 
other opportunity to impart to your 



charges the importance of God's 
words and commandments. Perhaps 
by the time you have setded a dis- 
pute about which television program 
should be on and given some help 
with the children's homework, an- 
other day is gone. You read them a 
Bible story, have prayer with them, 
and kiss them goodnight. 

If this is a typical day, your chil- 
dren will grow up knowing more 
about the Bible than most children 
even from Christian homes. The 
Bible story every night gives them 
this information, but is this the dili- 
gent teaching spoken of in Deuter- 
onomy? Do they get the feeling that 
the Scriptures are paramount? Or 
does physical health, or making a 
living, or fun come first? 

The solution to this dilemma will 
have to be worked out by each Chris- 
dan family. Some of us mothers who 
work away from home each day may 
need to think more about the quality 
rather than the quantity of time 
spent with our children. The Sun- 
day school, the Christian Day School 
are two methods used, but neither 
can take the place of parental in- 
struction, nor should be used by 
parents as a substitute for their own 
responsibility. Let us all consider 
our own thoughts and conversations 
and work out a plan whereby our 
children will obtain a proper under- 
standing of God's Word and com- 
mandments. Even believers are un- 
wittingly carried along by other 
values which seemingly are good, 
but they effectively crowd out the 
best. 



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Peanut Butter Cookies 



By Helen M. Dunkelberger 

Winona Lake. Indiana 



As Mommie greased the third 
cookie sheet, litde Joy (aged 2) 
"worked" busily with the measuring 
spoons, checking each one for size. 
One glance to the side revealed a 
second litde "cook" engrossed in her 
present profession, which Mommie 
interrupted with "But Dearie, there's 
more to jjeanut butter cookies than 
just that!" Mommie scraped the globs 
of pure peanut butter off the cookie 
sheet and reserved them. 

"Now girls, you may help me if 
you do just as I say," cautioned 
Mommie as she handed a spoon, 
measuring cup, and a can of shorten- 
ing to Janni (age 4). "See this mark? 
Fill it up to here." 

The warmth of the oven matched 
their degree of excitement on this 
special baking day. Soon Janni so- 
licited more experienced help with 
"Mommie, you 'shovel' this in!" 
Mommie tried to conceal a smile 
while helping with the gooey, sticky 
shortening. Joy examined it, then, 
licking a finger, informed the chief 
cook: "I don't like these cookies!" 

"Oh, Honey, you don't eat this 
alone. Wait to see what else we'll 
put in it," Monunie explained. 

My! such busy cooks. Mommie 
gave them some tiny lumps of brovwi 
sugar and put the remainder in a 
sealed container. "0-ho! so that's the 
way you help me— eating brown 
sugar," laughed Mommie. Joy re- 
torted: "Don't let us eat all your 
food!" 

"Oh! Mommie gave it to you, dear, 
so it's all right." 

Smacking her hungry lips, Joy an- 
nounced, all smiles: "Thesfe cookies 
are goodl" 

Intermittendy Joy questioned: 
"Now dieys all done?" 

"No, Honey, not quite yet— pretty 
soon," Monmiie encouraged while 
trying to prevent them from eating 
it raw. 

Soon the mixing was done and 

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each cook pressed her fork on vari- 
ous shaped (supposedly round) cook- 
ies, noticing the hard lumps of sugar 
did not easily yield to mixing or pres- 
sure. The air filled wath the unmis- 
takable, delectable aroma of pea- 
nuts. All ears were keyed to the 
timer bell, and their anticipation 
grew keener vnth each breath. 

Bzzz-zz! Finally! All cooks raced 
to the "grand opening." Pride of 
accomplishment tingled in the air 
as shining eyes watched the first 
batch of golden beauties as they 
were lifted from the oven. "Ahh-h! 
But they're too hot right now, dear- 
ies. Pretty soon you may each have 
one. Pretty soon!" promised Mommie. 
But "pretty soon" seemed too long to 
voung hearts (an to not-so-young 
ones, too, Mommie thought.) How- 
ever, when the warm, soft cookies 
were presented, the "mm-mm's," 
closed eyes, and "thank-you's" were 
indicative of delicious satisfaction. 
(And Mommie had at least a couple, 
also!) 

As Mommie made a pyramid of 
cookies on an antique glass cake 
plate (so they'd catch Daddy's eye 
when he arrived home), she thought 
of the Lord's wisdom in contrast 
to her own. Smiling, she thought 
of those big blobs of peanut but- 
ter! How childish we often must 
seem in His eyes; yet how very 
understanding, how utterly patient is 
He. And her litde ones are not even 
able to read yet, but neither is she! 
He does not want us to read His wise 
recipe for our lives in one omnis- 
cient glance. He only asks for an 
obedient, trusting step— ow€ at a time. 
And how very much our dependence 
upon Him must please Him (Col. 
3:17)! How He loves to guide that 
"spoon" with His strong arm— with 
His hand over ours! Why, if she were 
making it alone, she'd likely add 
solid globs of pure enjoyment in 
large bunches. And she cringed at 



what the outcome would be with no 
"shortening," no unpleasant ingredi- 
ents—unpleasant alone (Heb. 12:11); 
yet so necessary for the molding of 
the will, the formation of Christ- 
likeness. And we plead, "Don't let 
us," when we should realize only the 
good, the perfect ingredients are 
from Him (James 1:17). 

The hard lumps? Well, perhaps 
there are things that are sweet, 
pleasant, that are all right in them- 
selves, but what about the total 
product? And its influence (Phil. 1: 
10 Amp. V.)? And is it stubborn, 
unyielding, even hardened to the 
Master Cook's pressure? Is He 
pleased with it? Have I allowed Him 
to put it through His baking fires, 
His testing (I Pet. 1:7)? And would 
I be willing to hand it over to Him . 
if He should desire it? I 

To think that our lives when di- 
rected of Him, when in His strength, 
can cause even the Lord, the Master 
of the universe, the Master of His 
truly dedicated children to have 
pleasure and satisfaction— it thrilled 
her (Phil. 2:13 Amp. V.)! Then we 
will turn around to Him and say 
"Thank You, oh thank You, dear 
Lord Jesus" (Col. 3:17). 

With renewed vitality, Mommie 
placed the last batch of cookies in 
the oven and hummed, 



DAY BY DAY 

By Una Sanded 

Day by day, and with each passing moment. 
Strength I find to meet my trials here; 
Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment, 
I've no cause for worry or for fear. 
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure. 
Gives unto each day what He deems best. 
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure, 
Mingling toll with peace and rest. 

Ev'ry day the Lord himself Is near me, 
With a special mercy for each hour; 
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer 

me. 
He whose name Is Counsellor and Pow'r. 
The protection of His child and treasure 
Is a charge that on himself He laid; 
"As thy days, thy strength shall be in 

measure" — 
This the pledge to me He made. 

Help me then, in every tribulation. 
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord, 
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation. 
Offered me within Thy holy Word. 
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble 

meeting. 
E'er to take, as from a father's hand. 
One by one, the days, the moment's 

fleeting. 
Till I reach the promised land. 

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Women's Missionary Council 




••■-V*** 



Mrs. Randall Maycumber 
writes from Brazil . . . 

If I were a "genie" I would 
like to bring you all here to 
Brazil with me to hear the 

Sounds 

of a 

Macapa 

Night! 

In the distance you would hear 

typewriters. 
This sound is coming from our 
typing school. Our home is the 
second floor of the typing and 
sewing school. You would enjoy 
seeing this also. The Brazilians 
look at the picture of a garment 
and then begin to measure, and 
so on, and before you know it, 
everything fits. I wish you could 
meet the teacher who came from 
Belem to teach this year. She has 
a ready smile and most important, 
she loves and witnesses for Jesus. 

You would also hear the sound of 

voices! 
The young folks have just returned 
from church and are lingering out 
front talking as do all teen-agers. 
These need your prayers to be 
able to overcome the daily temp- 
tation, and to become leaders of 
The Brethren Church in Brazil. 

March 9, 1963 



You would hear sounds— 

From the neighborhood bar a 
loudspeaker shouts all night. I 
rarely pay attention to it anymore, 
it is all a part of life here. These 
places of sin make us aware of the 
enemy about us. "Lord, may we 
never accept these as part of us." 

May we all keep our eyes and 
ears geared to the sound from the 
lips of our Lord: "Lift up your 
eyes, and look on the fields. ... go 
ye!" Do you hear the sound of souls 
passing swiftly, unknowingly, help- 
lessly toward eternity without Christ? 

Psahn 126:3-6 



WMC OFFICIARY 

President — Mrs. Thomas Hammers. 1011 
Birdseye Blvd., Fremont, Ohio. 

First Vici President (Project), Mrs. Leslie 
Moore, Box 87, Sunnyside, Wash. 

Second Vice President (Program), Mrs. 
Robert Griffith. 822 Knorr St.. Philadel- 
phia 11, Pa. 

Secretary, Mrs. Jack Peters. 241 Bryan PI.. 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Williard Smith, 
400 Queen Street, Minerva. Ohio. 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer. Mrs. Robert 
Ashman, 602 Chestnut Ave., Winona Lake, 
Ind. 

Literature Secretary, Mrs. Benjamin Hamil- 
ton, Box 701. Winona Lake, Ind. 

Editor, Mrs. Norman H. Uphouse. R.R. 3. 
Warsaw, Ind. 

Prayer Chairman, Miss Elizabeth Tyson. 
105 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake. Ind. 



MISSIONARY BIRTHDAYS FOR MAY 

AFRICA- 

Daniel Keith Hocking May 21, 1958 

B.P. 13. Bozoum via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Patrice Robbins May 22, 1956 

B.P. 36. Bossangoa via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Camille Sue Cone May 26, 1955 

Bossembele via Bangui. Central African Republic 

ARGENTINA- 
Rev. Robert J. Cover May 19 

Reconquista 178, Corral de Bustos, F.C.N.G.B.M., Prov. Cordoba, Argentina, S.A. 

Benjamin Paul Fay May 22, 1961 

Calle 10, No. 90, Barrio Parque Vclez Sarsfield. Cordoba. Argentina, S.A. 

Mrs. James B. Marshall May 25 

Circunscripcion 4, Seccion 4, Manzanna 9, Cosa 6, Ciudad General Belgrano, Argentina, 

Rev. James B. Marshall May 28 

Circunscripcion 4. Seccion 4, Manzanna 9, Cosa 6, Ciudad General Belgrano, Argentina, 
S.A. 

BRAZIL- 
Rev. John W. Zielasko May 7 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem. Para, Brazil 

Nadian Allan Johnson May 14, 1959 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem, Para, Brazil 

Marilyn Joy Johnson May 17, 1957 

Caixa Postal 861, Belem. Para, Brazil 

FRANCE- 
Victor Fredrick Fogle May 1, 1949 

5. square de la Source, FranconviUe (S. et O.) France 

MEXICO- 
Sharon Rachel Haag May 9, 1948 

439 Simset Lane, San Ysldro, California, U.S.A. 

Kadiryn Sue Howard May 29, 1948 

406 Mary Avenue, Calexico, California. U.S.A. 

IN THE UNITED STATES- 
Mr. Donald A. Spangler May 4 

Box 588, Winona Lake, Indiana 

Mary Hope Beaver May 7, 1946 

16849 Grand Avenue. Bellflower, CalUomia 

Miss Grace Bryon May 7 

1Q5 Seminary Drive. Winona Lake, Indiana 

Naomi Ruth Mason May 28, 1948 

c/o Mr. Richard Foote. 2926 Pittsburgh Street, Fort Wayne. Indiana 

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Pictured above are the Clayhole, Kentucky church and parsonage, where Rev. and Mrs. 

Robert Dell minister. 




HEAVENLY 



PERFUME 



BY MRS. ROBERT DELL 

Clayhole, Kentiicky 




The children burst in from school 
laughing and talking, stopped short, 
sniffed, "Hey, Mom, whatcha bak- 
ing?" M-m-m, it smelled like home! 

A radiant bride, courageous groom, 
weary parents, and beaming guests 
comprise a wedding— and the delicate 
fragrance of flowers. 

What makes spring? Feelings of 
relief from burdens of heavy cloth- 
ing, heavy shoveling, heavy fuel bills; 
fantastic sights of pale shoots of 
green on barren trees, crocus buds 
peeping up in gay hues, and fresh 
smells of new grass, soft rain, nar- 
cissus. 

What distinguishes Saks Fifth 
Avenue? Deep pile carpeting on the 
shoe salon, fifty-dollar blouses, and 
pervading the atmosphere, the sweet 
fragrance of a perfume identified by 
a small dignified sign on the door. 
Even with your eyes closed, you 
know you're not in Woolworth's. 

The Lord, who "satisfieth the 
longing soul, and filleth the hungry 
soul with goodness" satisfies our every 
sense including the sense of smell. 
The Scriptures throughout seem to 
identify fragrance with prayer. In 
the Tabernacle the Altar of Incense 

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stood just outside the Holy of Holies. 
It was golden, and the incense was 
to be burned morning and evening, 
regularly, and was integrally con- 
nected wath blood sacrifice. Just so, 
our worship should ascend to the 
throne regularly, and is not accepted 
apart from the Saviour's shed blood. 
The psalmist said: "Let my prayer 
be set forth before thee as incense; 
and the lifting up of my hands as 
the evening sacrifice" (Ps. 141:2). 

Perfume is made from plant or 
animal oils. Our heart-perfume must 
be blended by the Holy Spirit to 
ascend to the Father. And pressure 
is used to extract the oils. How 
blessed during times of deep heart- 
rending to think that the Father is 
extracting perfume. The sacrifice of 
thanksgiving smells sweet to Him! 

Mary, who Jesus said "chose the 
better part," bought some cosdy oint- 
ment, and after He had eaten sup- 
per at her house, she anointed His 
travel-weary feet with it, and wiped 
it with her hair. It was such lovely 
perfume that the odor filled the 
whole house. But at least one of the 
guests saw only dollar signs and 
complained to Jesus about the ex- 
travagance. Jesus saw and smelled the 



love and worship, and accepted it. 
It was for Him alone. "For we are 
unto God a sweet savour of Christ, 
in them that are saved . . . the sav- 
our of life unto life." The money 
was a temporal thing and the Bible 
says temporal things pass away, but 
Mary exchanged it for an eternal 
thing. Our prayer is an eternal thing, 
and even perfumes heaven! 

What will impress us when we 
get Home? Undoubtedly the breath- 
taking, indescribable beauty of the 
jewels, pearls, and purest gold; the 
heart-warming reunion with loved 
ones and friends; the soul-satisfac- 
tion of seeing Jesus "as He is." But 
after a while I think we'll sniff our 
resurrection noses forever free from 
hay fever and colds, and sigh: "Oh, 
what a heavenly fragrance." Two 
places in the Book of Revelation de- 
scribe the fragrance of the prayers 
of the saints before the throne of 
God and before the Lamb, perfum- 
ing heaven (Rev. 5:8; 8:3-4). 

The Lord has spoken to my heart 
about the perfume I am sending up. 
Am I allowing Him to mix the holy 
anointing oil in me, and pour it out 
before Him so that heaven will really 
"smell like Home"? 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 



LOOKING TO JESUS ... IN ARGENTINA 
By Mrs. Solon Hoyt 



My voice shalt thou hear in the morning. O Lord; in the morn- 
ing will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 



tl^^ 




"Did you ever see such ears? They 
look hke sails of a boat!" 

"My, what elephant ears!" 

"Such tiny cute ears!" 

"How her ears stick out!" 

Perhaps you have voiced some 
such opinion of another's ears. But 
just a minute, have you taken note 
of your own ears? "Oh, yes," you 
answer, "I take special care even to 
select just the right earrings accord- 
ing to the color of my dress." Un- 
fortunately, things of this kind oc- 
cupy the minds and time of too many 
girls who profess to be God's chil- 
dren. But we must pay close atten- 
tion to what we hear and how we 
hear, for the ear is one of the widest 
gates to the soul. 

Are your ears contaminated? It 
should not take much time or reason- 
ing to convince a child of God that 
the great bulk of music, conversa- 
tion, and discourse forcing itself upon 
our ears daily is not only unworthy 
of our hearing, but is also definitely 
contaminating. 

In most every town in Argentina 
there are several clubhouses. They 
pretend to exist for physical and cul- 
tural development. But from the 
Biblical point of view they are dedi- 
cated to the world, the flesh, and 
the Devil. Each time they have one 
of their fleshly functions, the 
neighbors for blocks around are the 
victims because they have their 

March 9, 1963 



loudspeakers at top volume booming 
out "rock and roll," the names of 
raffle winners, or something like 
that. You may be sure that this is 
most perturbing at the Christmas 
season when our hearts are aglow 
with the thought of our Saviour's 




Mrs. Hoyt 

birth, and the many sweet memories 
of spiritual experiences of years past. 

Some things are forced upon us. 
But what do we allow to flow freely 
into our ears? Be honest before God. 
How about those wicked conversa- 
tions, filthy radio programs, and un- 
healthy TV programs? 

Are your ears in tune with heav- 
en? Many times the Scriptures refer 
to ears which hear not— heavy ears, 
dull of hearing. There was no lack 
of hearing the words, but the mes- 
sage never reached the mind or 
heart. 

When we first came to Argentina, 
and for several long months after- 



wards, we got very little meaning of 
what people said to us in Spanish. 
It seemed as though they were say- 
ing one long word. Even after we 
learned the individual words, we 
could hardly get the meaning. Our 
ears were just not tuned to their pro- 
nunciation and their speed in speak- 
ing. 

How well we know that one can 
sit through sermon after sermon and 
not hear a thing the preacher says. 
Likewise, one can read the Word 
and not hear God's voice speaking to 
him. His ears and mind are tuned 
to other things. 

While on furlough and during a 
visit to Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, 
a believer related an interesting inci- 
dent from her father's last days on 
earth. While lying apparently list- 
less on his bed, he heard something 
which no one else in the room heard. 
Sitting up in bed, he said: "Listen, 
Mother, there it is." Having spent 
his life on the railroad, especially 
with old steam engines, his ears were 
keenly tuned to them. Several years 
had passed without his having heard 
even one. For some reason that day 
one was in the vicinity. At the first 
sound of the whistle, his attention 
was called to it. It was music to his 
ears. Are heavenly things that way 
for you? 

Do your ears itch? "For the time 
will come when they will not endure 

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Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 

From Your National Assistant Patroness- 

What am I doing for the youth today? 
Am I living in such a self-centered way 
That I see no further than my own front door 
And only what life holds for me in store? 

What am I doing for the youth of our church? 
Am I really leaving them in the lurch , 
That I'm only looking at those near around 
And saying: why, oh, why are they such clowns? 

Lord, help me be concerned for those close by 
With a zeal to be helpful when they cry. 
That You may give me the right words to say 
And I, in turn, may help someone today. 

Lord, help me rid my life of self 
And see tne needs of those I can help. 
That the youth in our church will want to live 
More for You-and-GO, PRAY, or GIVE! 

-Mrs. Ralph C. Hall 




sound doctrine; but after their own 
lusts shall they heap to themselves 
teachers, having itching ears" (II 
Tim. 4:3). Have you grown tired 
of the simple truths of the Word of 
God? Does the Word of God speak 
too plainly against the things which 
you enjoy and want to continue prac- 
ticing? Are you searching for other 
doctrines which appeal more to an 
unregenerate intellect and a sinful 
nature. 

Not more than a month ago while 
visiting in a home, we asked an 
elderly lady if she believed in the 
Lord Jesus Christ. She related her 
full story. For years she had been a 
Catholic, but found no satisfaction 
there. She tried the evangelical faith, 
but was not satisfied either. Finally, 
someone invited her to The New 
Apostolic Church, a sect which was 
begun in Germany and directed from 
there. Here she said she found per- 
fect contentment. This false sect 
prays for the dead, has no paid pas- 
tors, leaves the reading of the Bible, 
as well as the interpreting, to their 
aposdes, and does not preach against 
sin. When your ears begin to itch 
for new and more pleasing doctrines, 
just kneel where you are and con- 
fess all your sins. The itch will dis- 
appear as the dew before the noon- 
day sun. 

Are your ears plugged? In chap- 
ter 7 of the Book of Acts we read 
the account of Stephen's most re- 
vealing message as he traces the his- 

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tory of the Jews, showing their utter 
rebellion. So convincing was the evi- 
dence that there were only two re- 
actions possible— rejjentance or de- 
nial. What do we read? "Then they 
cried out with a loud voice, and 
stopped their ears, and ran upon 
him with one accord" (Acts 7:57). 
Have you willfully plugged your 
ears to God's voice? In Spanish we 
have a very common and truthful 
saying: "No hay peor sordo que el 
que no quiere oir." (Tliere is no 
one so deaf as he who cares not to 
hear.) 

Plugged ears need not always be 
manifested by outward rebellion. 
Perhaps a consistent plan of indif- 
ference makes a better ear stopper 
than others. At this very moment, 
just a few blocks from us, a man 
of fifty years lies at death's door, but 
widi ears stopped. Many believers 
and pastors have tried to reason with 
him. His wife has testified and 



pleaded with him. But he remains in 
satisfied indifference. 

Is the Lord trying to speak to 
you? 



PRAYER REQUESTS 

1. Let us dedicate our ears to 
God asking Him to direct us in all 
our listening activities. May He help 
us remove bad listening habits, and 
develop our good ones to a fuller 
extent. 

2. Pray for your patroness and as- 
sistant by name that the Holy Spirit 
will continue to move and work in 
them for the glory of the Lord. 

3. Pray for three missionaries by 
name from South America and 
France. 

4. Pray for the young people of 
your church. Ask God to direct in 
all activities, including SMM, that 
each one will learn to know Jesus 
better and love Him more. 



Suggested Program for April 

Bihle Study: 

"Keep Looking Up ... in Sowing Seed" Memory Verse: 
Junior-Miss Rose Snyder Psalm 126:6 

Middler-Mrs. Glenn Baker 
Senior-Mrs. Donald E. Cale 

Mission Study: 

"Looking to Jesus ... in Argentina" Emblem: 

Mrs. Solon Hoyt Ears 



Brethren Missionary Herald 



SMM 
Reporting! 



BUENA VISTA, VIRGINIA - 
The girls are planning a negro spir- 
itual sing for their fellowship supper. 
They have begun to make maps of 
Brazil and Argentina. Average at- 
tendance has been ten with foreign- 
and home-missions offerings $2 and 
$4 respectively. 

JOHNSON CITY, TENNES- 
SEE— The Senior SMM has a spe- 
cial project of sponsoring and as- 
sisting in new Little Sisters and 
Junior SMM groups. Interest is 
keen. The senior girls have been 
good helpers. The girls had a Christ- 
mas mail box in which the church 
folk placed their cards for church 
friends. Postage money was given to 
the group and the girls delivered the 
cards. An overnight camping trip 
is planned for early spring. 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA-The 
Junior-Middler Sisterhood, Clear- 
brook Brethren, report a good year 
although not all goals were met. 
These are some of the highlights of 
the year. Dishtowels were made for 
the Grace College Women's Dormi- 
tory. They mailed a large box of use- 
ful clothing to the Navajos. They 
sent fruit or cash to several church 
members who were ill. They made 
green skirts. They took charge of 
opening exercises for Sunday-school 
several times, and they gave a Christ- 
mas party for the WMC ladies, 
decorating a tree with handkerchiefs 
and candy canes. This year they are 
raising funds to buy new furnish- 
ings for Sunday-school rooms now 
under construction. 

OSCEOLA, INDIAN A-The Jun- 
ior girls went Christmas caroling, 
and called on some of the older ladies 
of the church. They made fruit 
trays to give to them. Bible reading 
goals are nearly completed. 

The Middler girls are planning a 
sing for the young people. There will 



also be a quiz at that time. The 
girls have a missionary chest which 
one of the girls made. Every two 
months they bring an item for it, 
which they would Hke to have. 
When the box is filled they will 
present it to the WMC ladies. The 
items of the chest are for the teen- 
age daughters of different mission- 
aries. 

LAKE ODESSA, MICHIGAN- 
Each month the Senior SMM girls 
go to the medical facility to offer 
their services and conduct a meeting. 
This has been a blessing to everyone. 
At Christmas they sent toys to the 
Navajos. They have had charge of 
a Sunday evening service in which 
each girl read a theme she had writ- 
ten. Now they are in the process of 
setting up a library. Besides com- 
pleting their goals, they are making 
little jackets for the African babies. 

BEAUMONT, CALIFORNIA- 
The Cherry Valley Senior SMM 
surprised the men of the church by 
giving each a beautiful handmade 
necktie on Father's Day. Forty ties 
had been made for the men to make 
their selection from. Each tie bore 
the label, "Made Especially for you 
by the Senior SMM." In addition to 
these, twelve more were made for the 
Heralds of Grace quartet from Grace 
College. 

Additions and Corrections 

Get your SMM group in the news. 
Items from the Allegheny and Iowa 
districts should be mailed as soon 
as possible to the national editor. 

A six month's free subscription to the 
Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 
those whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Lizette Sidler and Philip D. 
Espich, Feb. 2, at the First Brethren 
Church, Dayton, Ohio. 

Debbie Wisor and Jerome Lingen- 
felter, Jan. 22, Grace Brethren 
Church, Everett, Pa. 

Sandra Chapman and Charles 
Cheek, Feb. 14, Aleppo Brethren 
Church, Aleppo, Pa. 

Norma Jean Johnson and Earl 
Thomas Binion, Feb. 2, Calvary 
Brethren Church, Kettering, Ohio. 



ENDS 
EARTHLY 

PILGRIMAGE 

Announcements in this column are published 
when sent in by a pastor. 

BURNS, Mrs. Elizabeth, 77, 
mother of Rev. John Burns, pastor 
of Commonwealth Avenue Brethren 
Church, Alexandria, Va., and Rev. 
Ralph Burns, pastor of First Breth- 
ren Church, Altoona, Pa., went to 
be with the Lord on Jan. 18. She 
was a member of the Bethany 
Church of the Brethren, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

REUSCHMAN, Mary, 45, was 
loosed away upward on Jan. 31. 
She was a faithful worker at the 
First Brethren Church, Middle- 
branch, Ohio. Memorial services 
were conducted by the pastor. 

—Wesley Haller, pastor. 

SIMMONS, Charles, 57, went to 
his heavenly reward on Jan. 29. 
He was an outstanding and active 
member of the Conemaugh Breth- 
ren Church since 1925. He taught 
the intermediate boys' class for 35 
years; the present pastor was taught 
by him in that department in 1930- 
32. —Don K. Rager, pastor. 

HERR, Mrs. Ethel Grace, went 
to be with the Lord on Jan. 17. She 
was a member of the First Breth- 
ren Church, Whittier, Calif., since 
1922. —Lewis Hohenstein, pastor. 

JOHNSON, Carl, 74, went to be 
with the Lord on Jan. 16. He was 
a member of the First Brethren 
Church, Whittier, Calif. 

—Lewis Hohenstein, pastor. 

NICHOLSON, W. John, 68, 
member of the Grace Brethren 
Church, Everett, Pa., went to be 
with the Lord Feb. 12. 

—Homer Lingenfelter, pastor. 

FISHEL, Mrs. Daisy, was ushered 
into the presence of her Lord on 
Feb. 8. She was a member of the 
First Brethren Church, Martinsburg, 
Pa., and the Rose Circle Sunday- 
school class. 

—John R. Terrell, pastor. 

BOWMAN, George S., 83, a 

charter member of the Meyersdale 

Brethren Church, Meyersdale, Pa., 

went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9. 

—William H. Snell, pastor. 



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CHURCH 
NEWS 



NQELlCAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



DAYTON, OHIO. Jack Moore 
was granted a release from his work 
as assistant pastor of the North 
Riverdale Brethren Church in Feb- 
ruary. Brother Moore is making pre- 
hminar)' preparations for returning 
to a Word of Life Bible Camp min- 
istry in Brazil this coming Septem- 
ber. 

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. R. I. 
Humberd, Brethren Bible teacher 
from Flora, Ind., was the guest 
speaker at the Grace Brethren 
Church on Feb. 13. Conard Sandy, 
pastor. 

WYCKOFF, N. J. Rev. and Mrs. 
Bruce Baker announce the birth of 
Thomas Scott on Feb. 8, weighing 
7 lbs. and 12 oz. Brother Baker, an 
ordained Brethren minister, is pres- 
endy serving with the Christian 
Service Brigade. 

ALEPPO, PA. Congratulations to 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ullom, mem- 
bers of the Aleppo Brethren Church, 
who celebrated their sixty-fifth wed- 
ding anniversary in February. 

BUENA VISTA, VA. The First 
Brethren Church greeted the new 
pastor, Charles Thornton, and fam- 
ily on Feb. 6 with a food shower. 
The laymen of the church purchased 
an electric range, and the WMC 
furnished new rugs for the parson- 
age. The ne^v address for Rev. and 
Mrs. Charles Thornton is 251 E. 
29th St., Buena Vista, Va. Phone 
number is CO 1-7881. Please change 
Annual. 

WOOSTER, OHIO. Mr. Robert 
Parsons, Moody Bible Institute staff 
member, presented the new Moody 
science film "City of the Bees" at 
the First Brethren Church on Feb. 
10. Kenneth Ashman, pastor. 

ALEPPO, PA. W. WajTie Baker 
announced his resignation as pastor 

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of the Aleppo Brethren Church on 
Feb. 3, which will become effective 
Apr. 28. He has accepted the call 
to become pastor of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Pastor Baker served the church in 
Aleppo for over seven years. 

PHOENIX, ARIZ. Youth week 
at the Grace Brethren Church, Rus- 
sell Konves, pastor, was climaxed 
on Feb. 3 with a musical program by 
the Eschol Cosby family, die Truth 
for Youdi Team, and Rev. Carl 
Hodges. Dr. Russell Barnard brought 
a challenging message on foreign 
missions. (The temperature in Phoe- 
nix was in the 80's on this date in 
case any easterners are wondering 
why people go west). 

DAYTON, OHIO. The Southern 
Ohio District WMC held a Fellow- 
ship Festival on Feb. 1 at the YMCA. 
Forrest Jackson, pastor of First Breth- 
ren Church, was the guest speaker. 
There were 150 husbands and wives 
in attendance. 

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO. 
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
George Kaugher, members of the 
Grace Brethren Church, who cele- 
brated their fiftieth wedding anni- 
versary on Jan. 27. Richard Burch, 
pastor. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Rev. 
and Mrs. Lee Crist, 1099 Irene Road, 
Cleveland 24, Ohio. Rev. and Mrs. 
Jesse Deloe, 609 Prairie, Adel, Iowa. 
Please change Annual. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. Dr. Her- 
man A. Hoyt, president of Grace 
Seminary and College, Winona Lake, 
Ind., was the guest speaker at First 
Brethren Church on Jan. 13. Rob- 
ert Griffith is pastor. 

MARGATE, FLA. The Grace 
Brethren Church, Dean Risser, pas- 
tor, supported the Tent Revival Cru- 
sade, Feb. 17-Mar. 3, conducted at 
the Stiopper's Haven in Pompano 
Beach, Fla. Dr. E. J. Daniels of 
Orlando was the evangelist. 

RIALTO, CALIF. A Christian 
Education Clinic was conducted at 
the Rialto Brethren Church on Feb. 
10. Dr. Harold H. Eding, National 
Sunday School director, and Dr. 
Glenn O'Neal, So. Cahf.-Ariz. dis- 



trict secretary, were the speakers. 
Gerald Polman, pastor. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. A WMC 
birthday banquet was held at the 
Grace Brethren Church on Feb. 23. 
Miss Grace Bryon, retired Brethren 
missionary to Africa, was the guest 
speaker. 

EVERETT, PA. Pastor Homer 
Lingenfelter reports that the Grace 
Brethren Church was in the midst 
of the greatest flu epidemic in Feb- 
ruary the community had ever wit- 
nessed. One-half of the teaching 
staff and about the same percentage 
of the church membership were 
absent because of illness. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. Glen 
"Chet" Kammerer, Grace College 
basketball star, presented the "Ven- 
ture for Victory" film at Winona 
Lake Brethren Church on Feb. 17. 
Mr. Kammerer has been chosen to 
represent Grace College on the Ven- 
ture for Victory basketball team. 
This outstanding missionary basket- 
ball team will be playing in the 
Orient this summer. 

PORTIS, KANS. Rev. and Mrs. 
H. H. Stewart and family were 
honored at a farewell dinner and pro- 
gram at the First Brethren Church 
on Feb. 17. Mr. Stewart has been 
pastor of this church the past nine 
years, and also four years in the late 
1940's. He will now devote full time 
to Christian printing and publishing 
in his own print shop here in Portis. 
The congregation presented the 
Stewarts a walnut Swedish-design 
desk, an occasional chair, and a lamp 
for their home. 

ELYRIA, OHIO. Rev. Clarence 
Lackey has accepted the call to be- 
come pastor of the First Brethren 
Church of Portis, Kans. 

DUNCANSVILLE, PA. There 
were 222 persons in attendance at 
the East District overnight youth 
rally, which was held at the Leam- 
ersville Grace Brethren Church on 
Feb. 15-16. The film 'The Heart Is 
a Rebel" was shown, a panel discus- 
sion on "dating," and a quiz down 
(won by the Conemaugh Brethren 
quiz team) rounded out the activities. 
Victor Rogers was host pastor. 

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PHILADELPHIA, PA. Dr. 
Thomas W. Berry, a lay preacher 
and chiropractic physician, was the 
guest speaker at Third Brethren 
Church on Feb. 17. Mr. George 
Wilhelm, a la^inan from the Grace 
Brethren Church of York, Pa., was 
the guest speaker on Feb. 24. Robert 
Kern is pastor. 

ROANOKE, VA. Carlton J. 
Fuller announced his resignation as 
pastor of the Clearbrook Brethren 
Church on Jan. 27 which became ef- 
fective Feb. 19. He has received 
orders calling him to attend USAF 
Chaplain School at Lackland AFB, 
San Antonio, Tex. Upon completion 
of Chaplain School, he will be per- 
manendy assigned to Stewart AFB, 
New York. 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. 
Grace Brethren Church celebrated 
its eighth anniversary in January by 
hitting new highs in attendance- 
averaging 459 in Sunday school, 
making it the fourth largest Breth- 
ren Sunday school in the United 
States! Six new pews were installed, 
and were filled their first Sunday 
morning \vith 386 in attendance. 
Ralph Colbum, pastor. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. Robert 
Kern accepted the unanimous call 
to remain for another year as pastor 
of the Third Brethren Church. 

WHITTIER, CALIF. Mr. Mer- 
ton Lambert has accepted the posi- 
tion of Minister of Christian Edu- 
cation at the Community Brethren 
Church. He will have oversight of all 
educational programs of the church 
excepting the Christian day school. 
Mr. Lambert will graduate in June 
1963 from Biola College with a de- 
gree in Christian education and is 
presently a member of the First 
Brethren Church of Inglewood, Calif. 
Ward A. Miller, is pastor. 

NOTICE: A limited number of 
bound volumes of the Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald from three previous 
years are being offered to our read- 
ers. Two 1947, six 1949 volumes, 
and one 1952 volume are available 
for the price of $3 each, postage paid. 

CANTON, OHIO. The Grace 
Brethren Church basketball team, 
managed by Albert Slagle, won the 



Canton Fundamental Church league 
championship with a 10-0 record this 
season. Pastor John Dilling also re- 
ports that 22 persons reported read- 
ing the Bible through in 1962. Mrs. 
J. L. Cooper read it hvice. A token 
reward was publicly presented to 
each of them on Feb. 10. 

INGLEWOOD, CALIF. A mis- 
sionarv conference was conducted at 
the First Brethren Church during 
Feb. 10-13. The Brethren missionary 
speakers were: Tom Julien from 
France, Edward Miller from Brazil, 
Dr. Flovd Taber from Africa, and 
Ch'de Landrum from Winona Lake, 
Ind. Richard P. DeArmey was host 
pastor. 

SAN JOSE, CALIF. The film 
"Venture for Victory" was shown 
at the Grace Brethren Church on 
Feb. 17. Rev. R. I. Humberd, of 
Flora, Ind., was guest speaker on this 
same date. Lyle Mar\'in is pastor. 

BERNE, IND. The Indiana Dis- 
trict youth rallv was held at the 
Bethel Brethren Church Feb. 15- 
16. 174 attended the banquet at 
noon on Saturday. Sergeant Ed Jack- 
son of the Ohio State Pohce, was 
the special speaker. Kenneth Russell, 
pastor. 

FORT WA\T\E, IND. The 
Grace College Basketball team, 16 
men in all, participated in the eve- 
ning service at the First Brethren 
Church on Feb. 24. Mark Malles, 
pastor. 

UNIONTOWN, PA. Rev. and 
Mrs. Leo Polman, directors of the 
Brethren Financial Planning Service, 
conducted stewardship services at 
First Brethren Church, True Hunt, 
pastor, during Feb. 17-20. 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

The names of all Brethren ministere 
listed in the 1962 Brethren Annxml are 
appearing on this news page for your 
intercessory prayer. 

Homer A. Kent, Jr., Winona 

Lake, Ind. 
Clarence Lackey, EljTia, Ohio 
Sewell Landrum, Jackson, Ky. 
Charles Lawson, Berrien Springs, 

Mich. 
E. William Male, Winona Lake, 

Ind. 
Mark E. Malles, Fort Wayne, 

Ind. 



ALTOONA, PA. Roy Glass, pas- 
tor of the Grace Brethren Church, 
has been suffering from hepatitis. 
Your prayers are requested in his 
behalf. 

WAYNESBORO, PA. Rev. and 
Mrs. Leo Polman, representatives of 
Brethren Financial Planning Serv- 
ice, conducted an evangelistic cam- 
paign Feb. 3-10 at the First Breth- 
ren Church. There were five con- 
fessions of Christ, 14 rededications 
of life, and one consecration to serv- 
ice. Robert Crees, pastor. 

PALMYRA, PA. 

We praise the Lord for the fine 
attendance in our services at Grace 
Brethren Church each Lord's Day. 

We appreciate Pastor Edward 
Lewis and his family for their active 
services in our church activities. The 
Lord is blessing with decisions near- 
ly every Sunday. Four new mem- 
bers were received just recendy. 

The church voted an increase in 
salary, and a car allowance each 
month for the pastor. We are still 
looking for ground to build a new 
church, if that is the Lord's will for 
us. —Allen Zook, church reporter 



PRAY FOR THESE MEETINGS 

Notice of meetings to be listed In this column must be received 
for publication at least 30 days in advance of scheduled dates. 



Church 
Jenners, Pa. . . 
Hopewell, Pa. 
Ashland, Ohio 
Roanoke, Va. . 
Dallas Center, 

Iowa 

Johnstown, Pa. 
Aleppo, Pa. . . . 



Date 

Mar. 3-10 

Mar. 3-10 

Mar. 10-17 

Mar. 10-17 

Mar. 17-24 

Mar. 17-24 

Mar. 24-31 



Pastor 
Kenneth Wilt 
Sheldon S)'nder 
Miles Taber . 
Wendell Kent 



Speaker 
Mark Malles 
Carlo Pietropaulo 
Leonard Filers 
Bill Smith 



Jesse B. Deloe Nathan Meyer 
James Sweeton Bob Collitt 
W. Wayne Baker Bob Collitt 



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Children listen to the story of Jesus. 



« HIGH SCHOOLERS REGISTER SIXTY-THREE DECISIONS FOR CHRIST AT— 

"Birthday Parties for Jesus" 

By Barbara Course 



The high school department of 
the Xorth Long Beach Brethren 
Church, Long Beach, California, 
had just concluded a contest in which 
the Lord had shown us great vic- 
tor\'. We felt a definite need for 
challenge and witnessing in the lives 
of our young people. During this 
time, I was holding a Child Evan- 
gelism class in my home and had be- 
come aware of the part they were 
playing in presenting the Christmas 
story to boys and girls. After much 
prayer and thought the Lord showed 
us the way, and it became very clear 
to us the very thing the Lord could 
use best for Llis glory- 

The call went out to our young 
people, and over thirty responded 
and wanted to know more about what 




we were to call "Birthday Parties for 
Jesus." The next step was to find 
open homes for these parties. The 
call went out again to the adult 
classes of our Sunday school and 
tiventy homes were opened for the 
parties. Each person that opened 
his home was responsible for in- 
viting the children from the neigh- 
borhood and pro\iding a birthday 
cake. A time was set up that a Gos- 
pel Team would come to the home 
and present the program. 

Training classes were set up to 
instruct the young people on tech- 
niques, how to lead a child to Christ, 
and other party plans. These classes 




Bart>arB Coune leads a child to Christ. 

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"Chuck" Course, teacher in the 

high school department. 180 are 

enrolled. 



were held on two consecutive Sun- 
day evenings before the young peo- 
ples C. E. meeting. The parties were 
to include the story of the birth of 
Christ, memory work, singing, and 
crafts. We formed ten teams of three 
members each, and gave each team 
member a part in the program. 

The twenty parties were given 
during the Christmas vacation time 
prior to Christmas. This meant 
twent)' parties in a span of four days. 

The challenge was met! Children 
responded to the call of the Holy 
Spirit and accepted Christ as their 
Saviour. These experiences had a 
tremendous impact upon the lives of 
our young people. 

Two of the young people who led 




Barbara Course, author of this article, tells 

of the Child Evangelism classes and the 

high school department. She is the wife 

of Chuck Course. 



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children to Christ had only been 
saved themselves for six months. 
This was their first time of witness- 
ing to others, and their lives were 
blessed. 

One of the boys gave his testimony 
after the parties, and he stated that 
even though only a few at his party 
had accepted Christ, he knew that 
the seed had been planted. His life 
was blessed by just taking part in 
the parties and helping the children 
with memory work. Still another 
young person said that through this 
experience of witnessing and leading 
children to the Lord, she had a clear 
picture of what the Lord would have 
for her life. 

As the parties came to a close and 
we began to tally the results, we be- 




The Gospel Team — high school young peo- 
ple of the North Long Beach Brethren 
Church. 



gan to realize just what the Lord had 
done. The young people had talked 
to 288 children, and there had been 
sixty-three first-time decisions for 
Christ. He not only showed the high 
school class what they could do 




Dean Dow of the high school department 
teaches the memory work. 



through Him, but once again He 
showed my husband and me His 
greatness. What a joy it is to serve 
Him! 



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The Leaven 

of 

Malice 

and 

Wickedness 

By Dr. Charles H. Ashman 
West Covina, California 



"A litde leaven leaveneth the 
whole lumf" (I Cor. 5:6). The word 
'lump" means a mass of things mixed. 
The Corinthian Church was a 
scrambled mass. So are many 
churches today. This provides a fer- 
tile lump for the permeating leaven 
of malice and wickedness. 

The Scriptural description of the 
Corinthian Church reveals these con- 
ditions—gross immoralities tolerated, 
disorders at the worship services and 
business meetings, members going 
to law with members before pagan 
courts, women pushing themselves 
into leadership contrary to the Bible, 
gifts bestowed by the Spirit exercised 
selfishly, the holy communion de- 
graded to a mere gluttonous feast. 

Into this 'lump" the leaven of 
malice and wickedness fermented, 
fomented, and almost boiled. Can- 
tankerous members kept the church 



in a constant uproar. The contentious 
leaven split the church into di\isive 
groups. Some adopted titles— Paulites, 
Apollosites, Cephasites, and even the 
Piousites. Malice and wickedness 
permeated the church. 

Malice? What was it? It was a 
disfxjsition to do harm, creating sus- 
picion, ill-will, hatred, bitterness, re- 
venge, and other evidences of the 
de\'ilish leaven within the heart. The 
Scriptures put malice among the most 
deadly of sins. It is a mark of a rep- 
robate mind (Rom. 1:29). It keeps 
company with WTath, anger, clamor, 
e\il speaking, and bitterness (Eph. 
4:31). In Colossians 3:8, it is classi- 
fied among the deeds of the "old 
man." Its companions are blasphemy 
and filthy communication. It is com- 
pared to a "cloke" of deceit in I 
Peter 2:16. Diotrephes "who loved to 
have the preeminence" in the 
church, prated against the beloved 
John "with malicious words." Paul 
exhorts the Corinthians: "In malice, 
be ye babes" (I Cor. 14:20). Chil- 
dren easily forgive and quickly for- 
get. Adults who are spiritual juve- 
niles hold grudges, claiming to for- 
give, but not forget. Dig up, expose, 
cast out this leaven in its beginnings 
while it is small. Bewarel 

Wickedness? What was that? It 
was "malignant evil." It was con- 
tagious evil. It influenced others who 
came in contact with it. It spread. 
It was permeating the emotions, the 
sympathies of others. The almost 



total absence of discipline in the 
average church today makes it pos- 
sible for this leaven to almost "take 
over." Paul, inspired by the Spirit, 
insisted on discipline of members 
who were "sin<arriers," even to ex- 
communication. He feared the 
character and reputation of the 
whole church would be endangered 
if they did not "cast out the leaven." 
Today, under the guise of love, we 
advocate "co-existence" and let the 
leaven work. It does! 

Toleration of known evil is leaven. 
It contributes to the apostasy of hfe. 
It causes open wounds in the insula- 
tion of the church. The church is to 
be insulated from the evil of the 
world. Someone has said: "The rea- 
son present-day manner of dress is 
so shocking is because there is so lit- 
tle insulation." That's what is WTong 
with the church. 

The time has come when "judg- 
ment must begin at the house of 
God." The church needs a "clean- 
up day." Spiritual house cleaning. 
Can vou imagine the searching that 
took place just before the Passover 
in the orthodox Jewish home— search- 
ing for leaven? If any was found 
after a certain dead line of time, it 
meant death. Even in this "day of 
grace" although the penalty will not 
be (perhaps) physical death, toleration 
of leaven in any form will destroy. 
There is a penalty for not casting 
out leaven. "Beware of the leaven 
of malice and wickedness," 



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BRETHREN DAY OF PRAYER— FRIDAY, MARCH 75 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 

PRAY that it will be possible for 
the Jim Dicksons to begin a work 
in an area called "Country Club" in 
Puerto Rico. 

PRAISE God for the faithfulness 
of the people at Waipio, Hawaii, and 
for their desire to obey the Lord. 

PRAY for the national workers in 
Brazil that they may take hold of 
the work and move toward the in- 
digenous program. 

PRAISE the Lord that our Africa 
field remains open to the Gospel. 
Pray that this will continue. 

PRAY for wisdom and direction 
from God as each local congrega- 
tion in Argentina considers calling 
its own pastor. 

BOARD OF EVANGELISM 

PRAY for Bob Collitt's campaigns 
in Yakima and Seattle, Washington, 
and Portland, Oregon. 

PRAY for Ron Thompson's cam- 
paigns that start September first. He 
will be working from Virginia to 
California. 

PRAY for the Schlatter-Seifert 
team which will be in the field all 
summer. 

PRAISE God for the way He is 
raising up young men with the pas- 
sion of evangelism in their hearts. 

GRACE SEMINARY, COLLEGE 

PRAISE God for the blessings of 
the Grace Bible Conference which 
was held in February. 

PRAY that the students of both 
seminary and college will be true to 
the decisions made in the Missionary 
and Grace Bible conference. 

PRAY that Grace smdents may 
manifest even more devotion to 
Christ than they have given evidence 
of thus far this year. 

PRAY that progress on the new 
dormitory may be greatly stepped up 
so that the interruptions due to an 
extremely cold winter may not for- 

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bid reaching the goal for completion 
of the project. 

PRAY for the seniors in both sem- 
inary and college that they may suc- 
cessfully complete their courses and 
find their place of ministry. 

HOME MISSIONS 

PRAY for Alva Conner, the new 
pastor at Galion, Ohio, and for the 
future development of this testimony 
on the recendy purchased location. 

PRAISE God for the sale of some 
excess property at Cheyenne, Wyo- 
ming, and pray for the sale of a por- 
tion of the Barberton (Ohio) property 
not needed for the church develop- 
ment. 

PRAY for the Brethren Construc- 
tion Company crew as they begin 
work on the Vandalia (Ohio) home- 
mission project. 

PRAY for the Navajo Mission 
staff, school, and financial needs. 

PRAY for the encouragement to 
new groups looking to the Brethren 
Home Missions Council for help. 

PRAY for the district conferences 
that will be approving district-mis- 
sion projects in conjunction with the 
Brethren Home Missions Council in 
the months ahead. 

LAYMEN 

PRAY for our Laymen's evan- 
gelistic efforts through evangelistic 
meetings, missions, jails and hospital 
services. 

PRAY for a continued interest in 
our national projects. 

PRAY for the young people who 
have received our Laymen scholar- 
ships. 

PRAY that our local Laymen's 
groups may grow numerically and 
spiritually. 

PRAY for our national officers. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

PRAY that the spring loyalty 
campaign in every Brethren Sunday 



school may mark an advance in the 
spiritual life of our pupils. I 

PRAY for a real burden for in- 
creased numbers in Brethren Sunday 
schools. 

PRAY that we might see the Sun- 
day school as a real opportunity for 
winning souls at the Easter season. 

PRAY that every financial need of 
the National Sunday School Board 
might be met by our Sunday schools. 

SMM 

PRAY for the SMM work in 
Africa, especially for Miss Evelyn 
Schumacher as she works in this 
endeavor. 

PRAY that eacli girl may work 
faithfully on her Mary goals. 

WMC 

PRAY that all WMC Councils 
will have a program of emphasis on 
family devotions. That the Lord will 
bless and many families will estab- 
lish Family Altars. 

PRAY that the women of the 
WMC may be more concerned about 
their work, and that every woman in 
the church may be a soul-wdnner. 

YOUTH 

PRAY for the Youth Evangelism 
Team as they travel to Ohio, West 
Virginia, and Pennsylvania this 
coming month. 

PRAISE the Lord for decisions 
that have been made among our 
young people these past few weeks. 

PRAISE the Lord for the wonder- 
ful reports of Youth Week in our 
churches this year. Pray for the de- 
cisions that were made. 

MISSIONARY HERALD 

PRAISE the Lord for the 1962 
publication offering. The amount 
given was greater than in any pre- 
vious year. 

PRAY for an effort about to be 
undertaken to interest those who are 
not currently subscribing to the Mis- 
sionary Herald. Pray diat diey may 
see the need of having this publica- 
tion of our fellowship in their homes. 

PRAY for the Vacation Bible 
School workshops to be held in the 
Missionary Herald offices April 1 
and 2. 

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Compiled hy Dave 
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NORTHERN ATLANTIC DISTRICT 

GOES TO PUERTO RICO 

THIS APRIL 

Pictured above are David Holl- 
inger, Elsie Diffenderfer, Samuel 
Baer, Eleanor Kauffman, Barbara 
Kappel, and Effie Masimer— the six 
members of the quiz team. The coach 
of the team is Mr. Jay Evans. 

The Northern Adantic District 
Quiz Team, the champion Bible 
Quiz Team for 1962, will be going 
to Puerto Rico during the Easter va- 
cation of this year. They will visit 
for one week among our Brethren 
in Puerto Rico, and will see the needs 
of the mission field firsthand. 

During their stay in Puerto Rico, 
they are going to be quizzing a team 
from our Brethren church in Puerto 
Rico. You might call this competi- 
tion the International Achievement 
Competition, instead of National 
Achievement Competition. The ex- 
perience will greatly enhance their 
understanding, and we are praying 
that through this experience, a few 
may be challenged for the field of 
missions. 

As of yet, we have not received 
enough money to pay for this trip, 
which includes round-trip plane 
tickets for seven people, and ex- 
penses while in Puerto Rico. We 




TAOS IS "IN THE MUD" 



This is a picture sent to us from 
our Taos (N. Mex.) home-mission 
work where things in the winter are 
pretty bad. As you can plainly see, 
the mud is a problem! 

We have chosen for our home- 
mission project, the paving of the 
driveway and parking area of the 
Youth Center at Taos, New Mexico. 
Teen-agers are encouraged to give 



know the Lord will supply, and meet 
this need. If you would like to help 
us send these teen-agers to Puerto 
Rico, drop us a line soon. They must 
leave in one month. 



dimes to this project that will even- 
tually total "a mile." A "foot of 
dimes" equals one dollar. At least 
that is what our dime folders that are 
a foot long will hold. This is one of 
the ways in which we can stimulate 
a desire for our teen-agers in giving 
their money to the Lord. 

The need at Taos is an urgent 
one. Anyone who has been there after 
a good rain will know the urgency of 
this need. We are hoping that this 
need wall be met through our Mile- 
Of-Dimes Campaign. The response 
so far has been good, and we are 
looking forward to meeting our 
goal. 



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March 23, 1963 



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Speaking in Tongues 



The Lord's Supper 



Sinful Nation? 



God Is Answering 
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Brethren Home Missions 






Editorials 



dyLL Gnibb 




Government, Taxes, and the Church 

The policies of governments have a bearing on the 
growth of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ in Amer- 
ica and in the u'orld. This may be seen in "open" and 
"closed" doors for foreign missions, in the material ex- 
pansion of the American church, in rules, regulations, 
zoning, planning, financing, and so forth. We may 
be sure that decisions made in Washington, in state capi- 
tols, and in dty governments will largely affect the 
growth of the Christian church. 

President Kennedy's budget for this year is the largest 
in American history— almost $99 billion. It is estimated 
that it will involve an additional deficit of approximately 
$11 billion. Many Congressmen consider it incredible 
and unbelievable that this Administration, which is now 
paying $19,000 interest on our national debt each minute 
of the day, would advocate further debt on any basis. 
But the same Congress \vill no doiibt fass the budget 
with minor revisions. 

This absolutely means more inflation and further de- 
basement of our currency. The American dollar is now 
worth only forty-five cents and is continually decreasing 
in value. At the rate that gold is flowing out of Fort 
Knox our dollar value may drop to zero sooner than 
we think. 

More inflation means more financial trouble for the 
church. Missionary organizations, local churches, and de- 
nominations face sharply rising budgets in the number 
of dollars needed, but are still unable to expand as they 
did twenty years ago. Larger amounts of the devaluated 
dollars do less. This is inflation. Appeals for additional 
funds often fall on unresponsive ears, partly because 
the folks at home are having some trouble with in- 
flation themselves, and pardy because there seems to be 
an unrealistic approach to this situation by Christians. 
Why should a home missionary dollar he xvorth more 
than a dollar spent at the grocery store— forty-five cents? 



COVER PHOTO 




This family is the unusual part of 
a goal of 343 families to be added 
this year in Brethren Home Mis- 
sions. The parents are Mr. and 
Mrs. Barstow Hoffman and their 
six adopted children: Jimmy, 
Jack, Judy, Joyce, Jerry, Jo Aim 
(pictured 1. to r.). The boys are 
of Welsh, Irish, and Swedish 
decent. Two of the three girls are 
Korean orphans and the other 
one is a Sioux Indian. This is a 
truly American family, but above 
this — a Christian family. (Photo 
courtesy Jack Sheaffer, Arizona 
Daily Star photographer.) 



We wash we knew some way to double its value. Church- 
men in America may as well face the issue now. Unless 
the Lord sends a spiritual revival to the church, which 
will increase its financial response, our most difficult 
year is ahead. Missionary organizations struggling to 
stretch the dollars now may be worse off. God can solve 
this problem, but if He does, He will do it through His 
people. 

The socialistic policies of the United States Govern- 
ment are in a great measure responsible for large in- 
creases in the national budget. Government controls 
have extended into practically all areas of life. If Medi- 
care and other plans for welfare programs are passed, we 
will be moving much more rapidly away from Govern- 
ment for the peofle to Government control of the ■peo- 
ple. 

These controls are felt by the church both directly and 
indirectly. Urban Renewal is directly influencing the fu- 
ture plans of inner-city churches. Even though the Con- 
stitution forbids it, our Government moves more and 
more into a position where it may control religion. The 
doctrine of the separation of Church and State grows 
less popular in high Government circles. It is inevitable 
that the church may expect more control from Govern- 
ment on every level. 

The present proposed tax bill with suggested revisions 
could further seriously cripple the church financially. 
There is a continuing and strong movement in the di- 
rection of forcing churches to pay taxes on all property. 
Some have even mentioned taxing the church's income. 
This could happen with increasing Government con- 
trols. 

Decreasing the gift percentage for tax deduction on 
federal income tax would undoubtedly be a serious fi- 
nancial blow to the church. There are quite a few be- 
lievers who now give 30 percent of their income to the 
church. Their motive in doing this, whether all out of 
love for God, or for tax deduction purposes, or for both 
must be settled between them and the Lord. A decrease 
in this 30 percent deduction would no doubt force a 
decrease in their giving because there would be other 
points of increase. There are X number of dollars in a 
steady income. On a practical basis only a certain num- 
ber of these dollars can go for taxes. Certainly the pres- 
sures of inflation force all of us to carefully figure our 
own tax responsibilities. 

Even with inflation, if all Christians tithed their in- 
come, the church would have fewer problems. It seems 
(Continued on page 143) 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD ^^^„^„^ „ ^„ „ VOLUME 25 NUMBER 8 

RICHARD E. GRANT. Executive Editor 

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Brethren Home Missions 



GOD IS ANSWERING PRAYER FOR 343 FAMILIES 



By Lester E. Piter 



A most unusual prayer meeting 
was being held at Philippi. We can- 
not ascertain how much the burden 
of these praying ladies moved the 
heart oF God. It was just a simple 
prayer meeting at the riverside, but 
a whole course of events were being 
set in order by the Holy Spirit in 
harmony with God's master plan of 
evangelization. 

The ministry of the Aposde Paul 
was halted as they planned to con- 
tinue in Asia and Bithynia. The 
Spirit directed through the Mace- 
donian vision for him to go into this 
area. It must have been a joyful oc- 
casion when this tremendous mis- 
sionary arrived at Philippi. A joy 
for those who were praying for help 
in the ministry of the Word— a joy 
for the Aposde to find ready hearts 
gripped with a burden for prayer. 

From its inception then, the Phi- 
lippian church was blessed with 
families. Lydia, a seller of purple 
dye and cloth responded to the mes- 
sage. The Scripture says: "Whose 
heart the Lord opened, that she at- 
tended unto the things which were 
spoken of Paul" (Acts 16:14). Fol- 
lowing her conversion came the 
whole family. Her house became the 
meeting place of the church at Phi- 
lippi (Acts 16:15). 

The conversion of the Philippian 
jailer and his household added an- 
other family to this growing body of 
believers (Acts 16:25-34). At this 
point one can understand how this 
church became an active church 
reaching the whole family in a spirit 
of wonderful fellowship. Paul used 
them as an example of dedicated 
service, generosity, and genuineness 
in giving (II Cor. 8:1-6). His epistle 
of joy written later in the Roman 
prison reflects the spirit and fellow- 
ship of the Early Church (Phil. 1:4). 

Our home-mission plan and pro- 
gram in the establishment and de- 
velopment of mission points is de- 
signed to produce this same type of 
Biblical church. Such a church is 



bom out of prayer, geared to reach 
the whole family, fed from the pure 
Word of the Lord by trained spiritual 
leaders and fashioned by the Holy 
Spirit into a friendly, joyous family 
of believers. 

This year home-mission pastors 
and churches have set family goals 
by faith. Some have set a family a 
month to be reached for the Lord. 
Others have set more or less depend- 
ing upon their stage of development. 
It has been a thrill and joy to see 
how God has honored this family 
goal project. Out of 343 families set 
as a national goal, weekly reports 
reveal that some churches have al- 
ready reached their goals. Still others 
report an increase in soul-winning 
and visitation interest. New talent is 
being raised up for leadership. New 
attendance and financial goals are 
becoming realities. 

The Barstow Hoffman family pic- 
tured on the front of this ihagazine is 
a typical example of this program. 
This family formerly attended the 
Berean Bible Church at Central 
City, Nebraska. Burdened to see 
children brought up in the Lord, 
they have adopted six children. The 
three boys are all American— out 
of Welsh, Irish, and Swedish an- 
cestry; two of the girls are Korean 
orphans, and the other is a Sioux 
Indian. 

The Hoffmans have a deep and 
abiding appreciation for the need 
of young people. Both have college 
training. He is now a high-school 
teacher, she is a qualified public 
schoolteacher. They have placed 
their talents on the altar for the Lord 
(Rom. 12:1). Barstow is the Sunday- 
school superintendent of our Silver- 
bell Brethren Church at Tucson, 
and his wafe, Virginia, is actively en- 
gaged as a primary teacher. Their 
children are enjoying the teaching 
of the Word and fellowship of this 
growing new work. 

Their burden for the Lord's work 
has led them to actively engage them- 
selves in this new and pioneer work 



in Tucson. What a remarkable ex- 
ample for Brethren parents all over 
our Nation. What a challenge, to 
move to a new community, to help 
pioneer a new testimony for Christ, 
and to busily engage the whole fam- 
ily in the work of the Lord! There 
is no greater joy in earth than this! 
Certainly no greater field for re- 
wards. 

Recently, your writer received a 
friendly greeting at the door of the 
new Grace Brethren Church at Vir- 
ginia Beach (Va.) by Paul D. Bratch- 
er, Senior Chief Aviation Structural 
Mechanic. Immediately I recognized 
that here was a new man on the job 
in this new field. Paul and his fam- 
ily were originally from the State of 
Missouri, former members of the 
reorganized church of the Latter 
Day Saints. Later in Washington, 
D. C. he entered the fellowship of 
The Brethren Church. Upon his 
transfer to Oceana Air Naval Base, 
he brought his family into the Vir- 
ginia Beach church. He and his wife 
are distinguishing themselves as faith- 
ful and talented workers in this needy 
field. 

Another pastor recently wrote that 
their family goal of ten had already 
been reached. They were re-setting 
their goal. This ministry of the 
Word, this interest in souls and visi- 
tation and joy in the service of Christ 
has literaly transformed this mission 
field. 

In this modem day, hovered over 
by storm clouds of war, filled with 
sin, strife, and broken homes should 
we not pray that our churches will 
have a new, vibrant ministry to the 
American family? Your prayer sup- 
port and cooperation is needed to 
produce modem-day "Philippian" 
churches founded upon and estab- 
lished in the Word of God. Pray 
for more families that will pioneer 
and help build these new fields for 
Christ. Pray above all that our home- 
mission-family goal— 343— may be 
reached for the glory of our wonder- 
ful Lord. 



March 23. 1962 



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Brethren Home Missions 




Old church 



Old Church Becomes a "New" Church 



By L L Grubb 



This has been literally true in 
Leon, Iowa. Under the leadership 
of Rev. Glen Welbom, this 
church has marched triumphandy 
through some very trying expe- 
riences in the past few years. 

They have enjoyed a measure 
of growth, which now makes pos- 
sible the assuming of all financial 
obligations. In addition to this 
they have altered and added to 
their building facilities in a very 
attractive and functional manner. 

We believe it is the obligation 



of the Brethren Home Missions 
Council to assist older Brethren 
churches where this help is really 
needed, and to do what we can 
to strengthen all Brethren 
churches. The limited help given 
by our Council to the Leon (Iowa) 
church has not only been greatly 
appreciated, but it also has brought 
valuable dividends to the glory of 
our Lord. 

Congratulations to the Leon 
(Iowa) brethren for a job well 
done. 




New chvirch 



Leon Continues 
Testimony for 
The Lord 

By Glen Welbom, pastor 



In 1954 a group led by a non- 
Brethren within the Leon Brethren 
Church, Leon, Iowa, split the 
church. This was a serious blow. 

Then in 1956 another individual 
involved the church in a lawsuit 
seeking by force to take the church 
building and parsonage away from 
the remaining congregation. This 
was another serious blow. It was 
at this time that the National Fel- 
lowship of Brethren Churches and 
The Brethren Home Missions Coun- 
cil came to the aid of this battered 
church and offered assistance. 

God has manifested His desire to 
keep this church in spiritual busi- 
ness. He didn't allow Satan to kill it. 

I can personally testify that in 
the three years I have been here I 
have seen God at work. He has done 
things thought impossible by some. 
We certainly want to give Him the 
praise! We do thank Him! He has 
saved souls, and other believers have 
grown in the Lord. 

In the fall of 1960, a major repair 
and remodeling job on the church 
building was begun. With the con- 
gregation doing most of the work and 
wdth an expenditure of approximate- 
ly $7,000, a real improvement was 
accomplished. The old front was re- 
moved and a new larger front was 
constructed. This area provides three 
nice Sunday-school rooms plus a 
much larger foyer. Two new gas 
furnaces were installed, and two new 
restrooms were constructed. More 
work was done in 1962 when the 
church pews were refinished and 
new carpet was laid in the aisle and 
across the front of the auditorium. 
The platform was newly covered 
with tile and carpet with new pulpit 
furniture added. The auditorium 
floor was covered with new tile and 
the walls have new paint. All of 
this 1962 work, material, and fumi- 
(Continued on 'page 141) 




Left: Leon adult Sunday school. 
Below: Young people and chil- 
dren's departments. Left column: 
Pastor Glen Welbom. 





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LEON MISSIONARIES 

Two members of the Leon Breth- 
ren Church are now serving in Breth- 
ren missions. Miss Rosella Cochran 
is located in Bozoum, Africa, under 
appointment of The Foreign Mission- 
ary Society of the Brethren Church. 
Miss Angie Garber is serving in 
Brethren home missions as a mission- 
ary to the Navajo Indians. 



LEON . . . 

(Continued from ■page 140) 

ture was donated by the members. 
The members of the church are 
grateful to the Brethren Home Mis- 
sions Council and to all the Brethren 
people who have prayed and given. 
It is doubtful if this testimony would 
be here today if God had not worked 
through you to help in time of need. 
Pray on and give more that others 
may receive this same kind of Chris- 
tian help and encouragement. 




Angle Garber 



AAnrrh Ot IQA'i 



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Virginia Beach 
Victories 

(Pictured on the opposite page) 

Our Virginia Beach Sunday 
school, two time winner in the Na- 
tional Sunday School Contest, is en- 
joying a new type of growth. Dur- 
ing contest days, a large portion of 
the numerical growth was seen in 
the children's department of the Sun- 
day school. A concentrated effort by 
the pastor. Rev. Harold Arrington, 
and the Sunday-school superintend- 
ent, Lambert Myers and staff, has 
produced a healthy, more properly 
balanced growth. Young people, 
young married people, and older 
adults have been reached through 
a consistent visitation program. This 
has increased morning and evening 
worship and prayer meeting attend- 
ances. 

Every available sp>ace is now being 
utilized for Sunday-school classes. 
The need for more space is increas- 
ing to the point where duplicate Sun- 
day-school services are under con- 
sideration. 

Constant checking in the visita- 
tion program is necessary here due to 
a high percentage of Naval person- 
nel. Virginia Beach is a highly 
transient area, as well as one of the 
Nation's choice vacation spots. Much 
commendation is due to this faithful 
pastor and his dedicated staff of 
workers. 



CONGRATULATIONS, 
CHIEF PAUL D. BRATCHER 

"During the period August 1960 
to August 1961, as Maintenance 
Chief for Attack Squadron EIGHTY 
THREE, BRATCHER carried out 
his responsibilities with exceptional 
initiative, technical skill, and re- 
sourcefulness. An outstanding leader, 
he made a marked contribution to 
the success of his squadron in win- 
ning, for the fiscal year 1961, the 
Commander, Naval Air Force, U. S. 
Atlantic Fleet, Batde Efficiency 'E' 
for jet light attack squadrons. In 
addition, the squadron was awarded 
the Chief of Naval Operations Avia- 







Above: The Virginia Beach church and the church choir 



tion Safety Award. BRATCHER's 
consistent display of professional 
ability, and his inspiring devotion to 
duty, reflect great credit upon him- 
self and the naval service."— Fred 
Karth, Secretary of the Navy. 

Paul D. Bratcher has distinguished 
himself as an excellent naval officer 
in receiving this sailor award of 
the year. His attainments for the 
Lord are being recognized regularly 
in the faithful service rendered 
through our Virginia Beach church 
and Sunday school. 




Paul D. Bratcher, AMHC 



EDITORIALS . . . 

(Continued from page 138) 

apparent, judging from an average 
church, that there are many believ- 
ers who never tithe during their en- 
tire Christian ex{>erience. Unless 
God shows this truth to these who 
do not tithe, perhaps many more 
tithers will have to take advantage 
of the highest gift percentage the 
Government allows in order that the 
church and missions may stay in 
business. 

It is true that Christians are in- 
structed to support governments. This 
is a part of our testimony. But the 
church is a spiritual institution pri- 
marily even though it must work 
under Government control. It is cer- 
tainly legitimate on spiritual and 
moral grounds for the church to 
exert its influence at the polls, and 
also by writing Congressmen and 
intelligently and kindly protesting 
wrong policies which bring inflation 
and Socialism. The latter is one step 
from communism. 

Christians should always remem- 
ber that their generous financial sup- 
port of the church is necessary for 
its existence. 



March 23. 1963 



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Brethren Home Missions 



Home Mission 
Field Reports 

ARVADA, COLORADO (Ed- 
ward Mensinger, pastor). We have 
seen steady progress here since our 
last letter to you. Both our attend- 
ances and offerings have increased. 
We now have a Sunday-school con- 
test on between classes. Early in 
February a group of ten came down 
from Cheyenne to help canvass the 
area. 

FREMONT, OHIO (Granville 
Tucker, pastor). We have been en- 
couraged by the increased attend- 
ance of our prayer service, which has 
been averaging forty-seven. 

GRANDVIEW, WASHING- 
TON (George Christie, pastor). We 
praise the Lord for the seven who 
were baptized last week, and for 
two more who have expressed a de- 
sire to be baptized. The prayer- 



meeting attendance continues to be 
good with an average of forty-eight 
for January and February. 

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 
(Glen Crabb, pastor). The Grace 
Brethren Pioneer Girls had a record 
breaking turnout for the Washington 
Birthday Dinner on February 19 
with forty-one girls and five guides. 
A spring Vacation Bible School will 
be held during the Easter vaca- 
tion from April 1-5. 

WESTMINSTER, CALIFOR- 
NIA (Robert Thompson, pastor). 
Our footings and complete slab are 
now in. The mud sills are in place 
and the walls will begin to go up 
next. The lumber for the complete 
building was delivered this week 
(Feb. 4). Mr. Florian Hesse who has 
built a number of Brethren churches 
in the California area is the building 
superintendent. 

TOPPENISH, WASHINGTON 
(Don Earner, pastor). The weather 
was especially bad here during our 
meetings with Rev. Bob Collitt; how- 
ever, we still had fourteen decisions. 




Rev. and Mrs. Alva Conner and daughter 

Galion, Ohio 
Gets New Pastor 

Rev. and Mrs. Alva Conner and 
daughter arrived in Galion, Ohio, 
February 5, 1963 from Harrisburg, 
Pennsylvania, to take up the work 
of the Grace Brethren Church here 
vacated by Rev. Charles Thornton. 
The Galion Church is a branch of 
the Grace Brethren Church, Mans- 
field, Ohio, and is being developed 
in cooperation with The Brethren 
Home Missions Council. 



WHY 



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IN THE BRETHREN INVESTMENT FOUNDATION 



Funds are needed now as never before to purchase new 
church sites and erect new church buildings 

Opportunities for establishing new testimonies for Christ 
are springing up all over America 

More churches must be built if the various interests of 
The Brethren Church are to continue to expand 

New works can be established and the testimony ex- 
panded only as the funds are made available 

Money invested in the Foundation will work for the 
Lord, and also earn a good return for you 

Also there is a great need for money to erect die College dormitory 

OPEN YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT OR MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE FOUNDATION NOW 



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Brethren Missionary Herald 



Brethren Home Missiorts 



ISRAEL CALLS! 



HOW I FOUND PEACE AND JOY! 

By Anne Isaacson 

(Mrs. Isaacson has attended meetings at the Brethren MessUmic Testimony for 
approximately eight years. She is a baptized believer. She has been responsible 
for several Jewish people becoming interested in attending our Bible classes 
and other gatherings here at the mission. She gives forth a fine testimony, and 
is a real praise to the Lord.) 



The poet has said: "God moves in 
mysterious ways His wonders to per- 
form." It is true! He knows our every 
longing, our every need, and answers 
that need when we humbly come to 
Him. I shall never forget how God 
in His infinite love led me to him- 
self. 

I was raised in a Jewish home, 
which could be called "average." We 
observed the holidays, and tried in 
our small way to keep the traditions 
of our forefathers. While I partici- 
pated in these observances, I knew 
they did not have the answer to my 
soul's need. 

One day a man came to my door 
to solicit subscriptions to magazines. 
I signed up. In one of the maga- 
zines I was attracted by a story en- 
tided "The Unobstructed Universe." 
As I read the story I came across 
some unfamiliar and yet thought- 
provoking words. They were quoted 
from something called The Gospel 
of Matthew and were taken from 
chapter 5. I had never read anything 
like them before. I have never for- 
gotten them since! These were the 
words 

"And he opened his mouth, and 
taught them, saying, Blessed are 

the poor in spirit: for theirs is the 

kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are they that mourn: for 

they shall be comforted. 

Blessed are the meek: for they shall 

inherit the earth. 

Blessed are they which do hunger 

and thirst after righteousness: for 

they shall be filled. 



Blessed are the merciful: for they 
shall obtain mercy. 
Blessed are the pure in heart: for 
they shall see God." 

These words touched me where I 
lived. These were promises I wanted 
to take for my own. They were like 
light in a darkened world. But what 
was the Gospel of Matthew? 

Just at this time my brother-in-law 
came to visit us. He was from New 
York City. In his traveling bag he 
carried a copy of the Holy Bible, 
both Old and New Testaments. He 
also had a copy of a book which 
was wTritten by Mary Baker Eddy. 
One day, while in the mood for 
reading, I was led of the Spirit of 
God to go into his room and search 
for these books. I threw aside the 
book by the Eddy woman and began 
to look through the Holy Bible. As 
I turned the pages, I came across this 
Gospel of Matthew, and there in 
chapter 5 I found those precious 
words I had first read in the maga- 
zine. I read and reread the passage. 
I also read the first chapter of I 
Corinthians, as well as several other 
passages. 

"This must be God's book," I said 
to myself. "This is God's Holy 
Word." 

Then I became inquisitive to find 
out whether all the Bibles were iden- 
tical. I began to check and was happy 
to find that every Bible I picked up 
was the same in content. And I con- 
tinued to read the Bible without 
guidance or help. 



One day, in the providence of God, 
a lady friend, a Christian, came to 
visit me. I told her that I had read 
in the Old Testament a passage of 
Scripture which I could not under- 
stand, would she help me with it? 
I turned to the Book of Zechariah, 
chapter 12, verse 10: 
"I will pour upon the house of 
David, and upon the inhabitants 
of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and 
of supplications: and they shall look 
upon me whom they have pierced, 
and they shall mourn for him, as 
one moumeth for his only son, and 
shall be in bitterness for him, as 
one that is in bitterness for his first 
born." 
"What does this mean," I asked? 
My friend explained the meaning of 
the passage, how the Messiah had 
come to earth, how He had lived 
among men, how He had offered 
himself as Israel's king, and how 
they had rejected Him. She told 
me how men, gentile and Jewish 
men, had hung Him on a cross be- 
cause they did not believe Him. She 
told me how He died. But more 
important, she told me why He died 
that I might come to God through 
Him, the Lamb of God. Then she 
told me that He was coming again 
and that at that time the Jewish 
people would look on Him whom 
they had pierced, and they would 
mourn as they had never mourned. 
And as I listened to my Christian 
friend, it seemed that God shed 
about me a great light that dispelled 
the darkness I had been in all my 
life. Now I had spiritual eyes! Now 
I could understand God's Word. 
Now I confessed Jesus as my Lord 
and believed in my heart that God 
had raised Him from the dead. 
Now I was saved! 

How I praise and thank God that 
He took me out of darkness into His 
marvelous light. And so here I am 
a bom-again child of God. Glory be 
to God forevermore! 

This is my testimony. Reader, if 
you have never received the Lord 
Jesus Christ as your Saviour, if you 
have never believed in His Won- 
derful name, do not delay any longer. 
God's Word assures you: 

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 
and thou shalt be saved, and thy 
house" (Acts 16:31). 



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NEWS 



VANGCLICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



HAGERSTOWN, MD. George 
Marchak, Youth for Christ evan- 
gelist and soloist, of East Patterson, 
N. J., was the guest speaker at the 
Grace Brethren Church on Feb. 24. 
Warren E. Tamkin, pastor. The lay- 
men of the church were in charge 
of the morning service on the same 
date. 

LEBANON, PA. Rev. and Mrs. 
Russell Weber, of Manheim, Pa., 
were in an automobile accident 
here the last Sunday of February. 
Brother Weber was thrown from 
his car and sustained a skull frac- 
ture, and Mrs. Weber a broken hip. 
Their son, Tom, was in the auto- 
mobile, but was not seriously in- 
jured. 

FREMONT, OHIO. Kenneth R. 
Sanders, Brethren Youth Council 
field worker, and Herb Peer, vocal 
solo winner in the 1962 Brethren 
National Achievement Competition 
at Winona Lake, Ind., presented a 
Youth Workshop at Grace Brethren 
Church during Feb. 23-24. Tom 
Hammers is pastor. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Rev. 
and Mrs. William Johnson, R.R. 6, 
Somerset, Pa. 

GRANDVIEW, WASH. The an- 
nual Northv\'est district youth ban- 
quet was held at the First Brethren 
Church on Feb. 22. There were 
91 persons in attendance. Featured 
on the program were Rev. Fred 
Clark, of Sunnyside, Wash., as 
speaker, and 'The Gospel Notes," a 
quartet from Yakima, Wash., pro- 
vided the music. George R. Chris- 
tie, pastor. 

COVINGTON, VA. Dr. Harold 
Etling, National Sunday School di- 
rector, will be the dedication speaker 
of the new sanctuary at the Grace 
Brethren Church on Apr. 7. On Apr. 

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9, Dr. Etling will speak at the Pre- 
millennial Fellowship Association of 
Virginia, West Virginia, and North 
Carolina. Pastor Mason Cooper is 
vice president of this tri-state asso- 
ciation. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. WiUiam 
E. Howard tendered his resignation 
as pastor of the Gay Street Brethren 
Church on Mar. 3. His resignation 
will become effective the middle of 
June 1963. Dr. W. A. Ogden, pastor 
of the First Brethren Church, Wash- 
ington, D. C, conducted a week of 
revival meetings here during Mar. 
17-23. 

KITTANNING, PA. E. William 
Male, dean of Grace College, Wi- 
nona Lake, Ind., will conduct meet- 
ings in the interest of Christian Day 
Schools at the First Brethren Church 
during Mar. 29-31. William Schaf- 
fer, pastor. 

ALBANY, OREG. An organ dedi- 
cation service was conducted on Mar. 
3 at the Grace Brethren Church, 
Nelson E. Hall, pastor. 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Dr. 
Herman A. Hoyt, president of Grace 
Seminary and College, will be bring- 
ing a series of prophetic messages at 
the Grace Brethren Church during 
Apr. 7-14. A. Harold Arrington is 
pastor. 

DUNCANSVILLE, PA. Mr. Wil- 
lard T. Stuckey, Jr., a Ford auto- 
mobile dealer of Hollidaysburg, Pa., 
surprised the Leamersville Grace 
Brethren Church with a new con- 
sole Hamond church organ. This 
was a completely unexpected gift. 
Victor S. Rogers, pastor. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Willis 
Bishop, professor of Old Testament 
at the Washington Bible College and 
graduate of Grace Seminary, was 
the guest speaker at the Common- 
wealth Avenue Brethren Church on 
Mar. 3. 

WEST COVINA, CALIF. The 
West Covina Brethren Church con- 
ducted a series of evangelistic meet- 
ings during Feb. 24-Mar. 3. Ward 
A. Miller, pastor of the Community 
Brethren Church, Whittier, Calif., 
was the evangelist. Robert Kliewer 
is pastor. 



WASHINGTON, PA. Shimer 
Dan, pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church, reports that a four-day 
meeting (Feb. 24-27) with Leo Pol- 
man of Brethren Financial Planning 
Service, was the "best thing that has 
happened to us for quite sometime." 

OSCEOLA, IND. The laymen 
of the Bethel Brethren Church, 
Scott Weaver, pastor, were in charge 
of the evening service on Feb. 24. 
A men's choir and quartet provided 
the special music. Herman Schu- 
macher, a lay member of the church, 
gave a history of the Osceola church, 
and layman Ray Fulmer presented 
the evening message. Twenty-three 
decisions were made at the close of 
the service. A man 71 years old made 
a first-time decision. The offering 
for the Board of Evangelism was 
$75.11. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. A Bible 
and Science Conference featuring 
Dr. John C. Whitcomb, Jr., profes- 
sor of Old Testament at Grace Sem- 
inary, Winona Lake, Ind., will be 
held at the Grace Brethren Church 
during Apr. 28-May 3. Glen Crabb, 
pastor. 

WAYNESBORO, PA. The Na- 
tional Youth Evangelism Team 
(Dave Hocking, National Youth di- 
rector, Jim Custer, and John Schu- 
macher) from Winona Lake, Ind., 
are scheduled for youth meetings 
during Mar. 30-31 at the First Breth- 
ren Church, Robert Crees, pastor. 

WHITTIER, CALIF. Commun- 
ity Brethren Church, Ward Miller, 
pastor, announces their seventh an- 
nual missionary conference to be held 
Mar. 24-31. The keynote speaker 
will be Edward Miller, Brethren 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

The names ol all Brethren ministers 
listed in the 1962 Brethren Annual are 
appearing on this news page for your 
intercessory prayer. 

Claude H. Pearson, San Pedro, 

Calif. 
George Peek, Long Beach, Calif. 
Don Rager, Conemaugh, Pa. 
William Samarin, Hartford, 

Conn. 
Floyd Taber, Africa 
James Sweeton, Johnstown, Pa. 



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Missionary to Brazil. Dr. Bernard 
Schneider from Sanibel, Fla., is the 
featured Bible teacher speaking 
nighdy on the general topic of mis- 
sions in the light of Bible prophecy. 
Other Brethren missionaries to ap- 
pear in the week-long conclave are: 
Tom Julien, France; Floyd Taber, 
M.D., Republic of Central Africa; 
Dr. Russell Barnard, Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society secretary; Keith Altig, 
Brazil: Walter Haag, Sibley Edmis- 
ton, and Roy Howard, Mexico. A 
missions goal of $16,500 has been 
set for 1963. 

RITTMAN, OHIO. The North- 
em Ohio district WMC rally was 
held at the First Brethren Church 
on Jan. 20. Mrs. Ivan Moomaw 
spoke on the subject "A Laywoman's 
View of a Mission Field." Charles 
Turner was host pastor. 

RIALTO, CALIF. R. I. Humberd, 
Brethren Bible teacher and confer- 
ence speaker, held a Bible conference 
at the Rialto Brethren Church dur- 
ing Feb. 20-24. Dr. W. A. Ogden, 
pastor of First Brethren Church, 
Washington, D. C, was guest 
speaker on Feb. 17. A surprise cele- 
bration was held in honor of Pastor 
Gerald Polman's birthday on Feb. 
22 at the church. The pastor received 
a desk lamp as a gift from the con- 
gregation. 

PUERTO RICO. Maxwell 
Brenneman, pastor of the Grace 

"WeJJing Sells 

A six month's free subscription to the 
Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 
those whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Judy Knode and Richard Munch, 
Feb. 16, Grace Brethren Church, 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Sylvia Pearl Vance and Robert 
Charles Heist, Feb. 23, Listie Breth- 
ren Church, Listie, Pa. 

Mrs. Hazel Fisher and Ray E. 
Menser, Feb. 23, First Brethren 
Church, Winchester, Va. 

Janina Levold and Larry Ander- 
son, Feb. 22, First Brethren Church, 
Sunnyside, Wash. 

Norma Searer and Paul Gebhart, 
Mar. 2, Melrose Gardens Brethren 
Church, Harrisburg, Pa. 



Brethren Bible Church in Summit 
Hills, reports a record average at- 
tendance of 51 in Sunday school 
during February. The Brennemans 
have moved. They are now buying 
a home, and the church services are 
being held in the large carport. The 
new home address is: 1721 Adams, 
Summit Hills, Puerto Rico. Tele- 
phone is 782-4466. The mailing ad- 
dress remains the same: P.O. Box 
10144, Caparra Heights, Puerto 
Rico. 

FLORA, IND. Lee H. Dice, pas- 
tor of the Grace Brethren Church, 
reports a profitable Youth Leader's 
Workshop conducted by National 
Youth director, David Hocking, in 
February. Youth leaders from Ko- 
komo and Peru were in attendance. 
The Flora church has just completed 
a Sunday-school teacher-training 
course on teaching methods and 
Sunday-school evangelism. On Feb. 
17, seven persons were baptized by 
the pastor. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. The 
Brethren Missionary Herald is spon- 
soring Vacation Bible School work- 
shops April 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. 
An identical program will be pre- 
sented each evening. Any Brethren 
church in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan 
or Illinois within driving distance is 
invited to attend. 

WOOSTER, OHIO. The spring 
issue of Daily Devotions prepared by 
The First Brethren Church, is ready 
for mailing. This issue for April, 
May, June follows the assigned read- 
ings of The Brethren Bible-o-Rama 
lessons. The booklet is beautifully 
bound in yellow with green spring 
design. Order blanks have gone to 
all pastors and WMC secretaries. 
Donations of 20c per copy, plus 10% 
postage covers the cost of print- 
ing and handling of quantity orders. 
Single copy orders should be cared 
for with a donation of 25c. Please 
mail your order to Daily Devotions, 
Box 1, Wooster, Ohio. 

FREMONT, OHIO. Arnold R. 
Kriegbaum, public relations director 
of Grace College, Winona Lake, 
Ind., and the Heralds of Grace 
quartet, presented a challenging pro- 
gram at the Grace Brethren Church 
on Mar. 3. Tom Hammers, pastor. 



DAYTON, OHIO. Evangelist 
Bill Smith reports 12 public decisions 
and an average attendance of 195 at 
the evangelistic crusade held at the 
First Brethren Church during Feb. 
10-17. Forrest Jackson, pastor. 

cJn i^Jylemouam 

Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be submitted in writing by a pastor. 

YOUNG, James O., 50, pastor of 
the First Brethren Church, Sterling, 
Ohio, died suddenly of a heart attack 
on Mar. 11. 

The memorial services were con- 
ducted on Mar. 14 at the Sterling 
church with Charles Turner, pastor 




Rev. James Young 

of the First Brethren Church of Ritt- 
man, Ohio, in charge. Arnold R. 
Kriegbaum, public relations director 
at Grace College and former pastor 
of the Sterling church, brought the 
message. John Dilling, pastor of the 
Grace Brethren Church, Canton, 
Ohio, spoke in behalf of the North- 
em Ohio Ministerium. 

SHAWER, John, went to be widi 
the Lord on Feb. 4. He was a mem- 
ber of the Grace Brethren Church, 
Hagerstown, Md. 

—Warren Tamkin, pastor. 

ANTHONY, John, was caught 
away upward on Feb. 26. He was 
a member of the Suburban Brethren 
Church, Hatboro, Pa. 

—William Steffler, pastor. 

KREPPS, Mrs. H. N., 93, was 
loosed away home on Mar. 2. She 
was one of the signers of the articles 
of incorporation at the First Brethren 
Church, Uniontown, Pa. 

— Tme Hunt, pastor. 

HANSEN, Mrs. Wilora A, was 
loosed away upward on Feb. 20. 
She was a member of the First Breth- 
ren Church, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

—Russell Williams, pastor. 



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By William Reeder 

Moderator, Grace Brethren Church, Vandalia, Ohio 



(Editor's note: This is a message given by 
Brother Reeder on Evangelism Sunday, 
Feb. 24. at the Vondaiia Grace Brethren 
Church.) 



A great problem troubled Habak- 
kuk, a problem which has bothered 
many of God's people in various pe- 
riods of history. The condition came 
from the fact that to all outward 
appearances wickedness seemed to 
be having a "field day" and was ap- 
parendy winning out over righteous- 
ness. Flagrant, shameful sin was ap- 
parently going unpunished, while 
nothing appeared to indicate that 
God's justice was in control in even 
the slightest degree. Habakkuk 
knew that God was of "purer eyes 
than to behold evil" (1:13); yet all 
around there was terrible evil, and 
God did not seem to be judging it. 

This is very similar to the situation 
in the world today. Much of the 
great sin again God appears to go un- 
punished. There is violence, strife, 
and wrongdoing on every hand. 
World powers which have had un- 

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equalled opportunities to live by the 
truth have turned their backs to 
God and live in falsehood. We are 
beset with the terrible curse of com- 
munism and other less important 
isms; yet God's hand of judgment 
does not seem to be upon them. What 
is true of nations is likewise true 
today of individuals. One need onlv 
read the daily newspapers to get 
some glimpse of this. Murders, at- 
tacks, robbing, cheating, lying are all 
rampant in the world about us, and 
the observer might say it goes un- 
punished. But God's judgment does 
not always come immediately. He 
has great patience. He quite often 
waits and chooses to suffer evil for 
a long time. When the believer sees 
that evil is unpunished, he is to 
realize that as a believer he lives 
by faith. God's Word is sure. He 
has promised to punish the evildoer 
and cut off the unrighteous. There- 
fore, this promise ii'iT/ not fail. We 
must realize diat true faith determines 
a thing true by the fact that God 



has said it in His Word, the Bible. 1 

Habakkuk wrote his prophecy 
upon the eve of Judah's captivity. 
This captivity took place under Neb- 
uchadnezzar's invasion, which left 
Jehoiakim subject to the king of 
Babylon. The Chaldeans were the 
instrument brought into power by 
God for the chastening of sinning 
Judah. At the close of the reign of 
Josiah, Ninevah was destroyed, and 
the Chaldeans came into power. It 
was during this period of history that 
Habakkuk lived and prophesied. 

Habakkuk was deeply troubled 
because wickedness continued long 
and God did not interfere. He was 
pleading for help against the violent 
sinners who seemed to be prospering. 
Habakkuk cried to Jehovah— cried in 
earnest and with much patience. He 
did not cease crying because he was 
not heard immediately. He cried 
with fervor and did not tire, for he 
was deeply burdened with this sit- 
uation. He was burdened with a deep 
grief because of the iniquity among 
the people. Yet he did not meet with 
success. Why, why did God not hear 
nor save? The reason most certainly 
was not because God was unmind- 
ful of His promise and unfailing in 
His mercy, but rather to the fact 
that the people had corrupted their 
ways and failed to repent of their 
sin. God is merciful indeed, but He 
is also just and holy. He could not 
save Judah until they confessed and 
gave up their sins. They simply 
were not worth saving until they 
humbled themselves before God. 

In verse 3 of chapter 1 the proph- 
et asks: "Why dost thou show me 
iniquity, and cause me to behold 
grievance? for spoiling and violence 
are before me: and there are that 
raise up strife and contention." The 
people were so bold and impudent 
in their sinful ways that they didn't 
even care who saw them in their 
sins. All of it was op>enly committed. 
And then as we might suppose, there 
was hatred and strife which led to 
bitterness and moral and spiritual dis- 
order among them. 

Even worse, the prophet relates in 
verse 4: "Therefore the law is 
slacked, and judgment doth never go 
forth." The law was given to Israel 
for their direction and guidance; it ' 
taught them how to live, what to do 

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and what not to do. But this law 
was weak in that the magistrates, 
those who were to administer the 
law, were so corrupted themselves 
that there was no appeal against in- 
justice. So it became very easy for the 
people to disregard and disobey the 
laws. Yes; the moral and spiritual 
state of Judah was in a very bad way, 
and it is easy to understand why 
Habakkuk cried out "O Lord, how 
long shall I cry out, and thou will 
not hear." 

Eventually we see that God did 
answer the prophet's cry, assuring 
him that He would do a work, and 
that further He would do it during 
"his time"— Habakkuk's time. The 
work that God promised to do was 
nigh at hand. This work would be 
a wondrous work producing surprise 
and alarm. It would be unlike any- 
thing that had befallen a nation 
heretofore. It would be a stupendous 
work. "Ye will not believe, though 
it be told you" (1:5). 

A description of the calamities 
which would be inflicted upon Judah 
are related in verses 6 through 11. 
God would raise up a mighty na- 
tion, the Chaldeans, whom He would 
use as His instrument of judgment. 
Habakkuk was aware that he would 
not receive an immediate answer to 
his plea and so, like a watchman 
looking forth from his watchtower, 
he waited to see what answer he 
would receive from heaven. In verse 
1, chapter 2 he says: "I will stand 
upon my watch, and set me upon 
the tower, and will watch." 

Habakkuk waited to be divinely 
enlightened. He eagerly looked for 
a word or vision. Today man de- 
pends on his own ability. If only men 
would look to God for light as they 
stagger in the darkness of the world. 
Wisdom from God is to be had for 
the asking, for James 1:5 tells us: 
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him 
ask of God, that giveth to all men 
liberally, and upbraideth not; and 
it shall be given him." 

God's prophecies and Word will 
never fail of fulfillment. They are 
always fulfilled on time. The 
prophet is commanded to wait for 
the vision, and in so doing is assured 
that it will surely come and will not 
be delayed. We as God's people to- 
day may gather instruction and cer- 



tainly comfort from this command. 
It is well to remember that God 
has an appointed time for all His 
purposes and their fulfillment. 

Finally in verse 4 of chapter 2 we 
become aware of the stressing of the 
importance of faith. The believer 
lives by faith. His faith supports him 
in deep sorrow, brings comfort in 
darkest times. It provides life with 
meaning. Faith inspires us to con- 
sistent living in the midst of apostasy 
and sin, and in the midst of this 
apostasy and sin "the just shall live 
by His faith." This is an unmeas- 
urable treasure. Do you possess it? 

We as God's people look about us 
in the world today, and we can cry 
out as did the Prophet Habakkuk 
that to all outward appearances 
wickedness seems to be having a 
"field day." Yet if we have learned 
anything from the Prophet Habak- 
kuk, we will not question whether 
evil and sin are going unpunished. 
For this ought not to he our concern. 
We have God's assurance that He is 



in charge, and He will care for these 
things in due time as it pleases Him. 

The world is pitched in darkness. 
From the course of world develop- 
ments and from the prophetic fore- 
casts of the Word of God we know 
that this age of grace in which we 
live is fast drawing to a close. We 
do not have the assurance as did 
Habakkuk that this work wall occur 
in our time. Nevertheless we need to 
realize that our place is on the watch- 
tower not watching and waiting to 
see God's judgment served upon the 
unrighteous, but rather we ought to 
be on the watchtower warning the 
Judah of today of their impending 
judgment. 

Yes; the world is in the darkness of 
sin. As we stand on the watchtower 
and look about, each one of us need 
to reaffirm our faith, which is our 
strength. If our faith isn't sufficient 
to face the darkness of the hour, if 
we don't have that peace that passeth 
all understanding, then we need to 
heed the prophet's message. 



Money Taken From the Church! 

Yes; that's right! Money has been taken from the church! There 
was a substantial sum of money taken from a nearby Brethren 
church this last Sunday. No; the building was not broken into and 
the money carried off, nor was it taken by any member of the church 
that was present last Sunday. 

You ask: "Who was the guilty party, then?" The answer, "Absen- 
tees," of both those accounted and unaccounted. You see, some of 
our members were either out of town, sick, or had visitors, and there- 
fore did not come to the Sunday services. 

But instead of sending their tithes and offerings into the Lord's 
treasury, they did the unwise thing of holding onto the Lord's money. 
Some of God's people have a strange philosophy. They feel it's right 
to tithe and give offerings to the Lord when they are present on Sun- 
day morning, but if unable to be present, they feel that this auto- 
matically discharges them from their financial obligations. 

Some members who were absent Sunday love the Lord and are 
conscientious and honest enough. They vAl\ double their tithes and 
offerings next Sunday, but many will yield to the subde temptation 
of keeping that which righdy belongs to God. It's this sin of covetous- 
ness on the part of the Lord's people that restricts the work of the 
church. 

We cannot send missionaries to the foreign lands to win the multi- 
tudes to the Lord who are perishing in their sins. The church cannot 
build to provide adequate space for expansion here at home without 
money. Robbing God of dthes and offerings is not a trifle, but a tre- 
mendous sin. "Every one of us shall give account of himself to God" 
(Rom. 14:12). 

—Leo Poltnan, Brethren Financial Planning Service 



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the 
key 



to 



LIFE 



By Benjamin Hamilton, Th.D. 



Life magazine for November 2, 
1962 pictured two intertwining spiral 
staircase models featured by the U. 
S. science exhibit at the Seattle 
Twentieth Century Fair. The un- 
usual objects meant big science news. 
They represent the work of one 
American and two British doctors 
who deciphered the molecular pat- 
tern of DNA (which scientists call 
deoxyribonucleic acid). For their re- 
search, the doctors were awarded the 
1962 Nobel Prize for medicine. 

Extensive DNA publicity suggests 
a top rank exploit of science has been 
accomplished. While this new dis- 
covery will fire the imagination of 
many people, can DNA be mean- 
ingful to Christians? The data which 
scientists uncover about this strange 
chemical can become a magnificent 
display of the creative greatness of 
Jesus Christ. Scientists who believe 
in Christ could be thrilled by the 
revelation ' of their Saviour's handi- 

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work through DNA studies. Much 
of the research may show Jesus, the 
real maker of DNA, is indeed the 
Wisdom of God. 

What Is Special About DNA? 

Many scientists say DNA is the 
key to unlocking life's mystery. They 
believe this complicated combination 
of sugars, phosphates, and other 
chemicals found in cells is outstand- 
ing for another reason. Supposedly 
this remarkable substance has hered- 
itary data essential to the life of 
organisms. Scholars claim DNA can 
transmit the vital information to 
organisms of the same kind. 

Scientists are eager to understand 
the exact chemistry of DNA. For 
then, according to certain press 
coverage, man might be able to 
modify the chemical structure of ani- 
mals, men, and plants and their he- 
redity. That goal reached, men of 
science hope man could make life out 
of ordinary chemicals. 

As it stands now, much research 
must be completed before such rose- 
ate ambitions materialize. There is 
not just one DNA! Each organism 
has its own specific type of DNA 
with its own distinctive chemical 
makeup. Currently, geneticists (stu- 
dents of heredity) are making some 
headway in studying DNA found 
in certain viruses. But they must 
learn many more details about DNA 
in more complex organisms before 
the control of heredity and of life 
itself could be attempted. 

But Is DNA the Key to Life? 

DNA could be a key to a particu- 
lar physical life process helpful to 
understanding one mystery of life. 
Quite likely this one chemical will 
not unlock all of life's puzzles; espe- 
cially in man's case. 

Man is more than a combination 
of chemicals to be synthesized in 
laboratories. Whatever hereditary 
data DNA contains will not nourish 
man's spiritual nature. Only ever- 
lasting life satisfies man's spiritual 
need. 

Man cannot replicate or control 
spiritual life. God allows man to 
investigate His physical creation, but 
not to manipulate or master spiritual 
life. However, men and women seek- 
ing that which satisfies more than 



physical life can receive eternal life 
as a gift from God. 

The Key to Everlasting Life 

Neither chemicals nor the deepest 
human knowledge are keys to ever- 
lasting life. Life eternal centers 
around a person: Jesus Christ, the 
Son of God. As the Bible says in 
John 3:16, whosoever believes in Him 
shall not perish but have everlasting 
life. 

Notice the words: "whosoever be- 
lieves in Him." These mean all 
who put their trust, their confidence 
in Christ shall have life eternal. Such 
a promise is possible as a result of 
Christ's finished work on the cross 
of Calvary over 2000 years ago. 
Dying there, Jesus shed His blood, 
which alone cleanses from sin, mak- 
ing everlasting life possible. So re- 
liance in complex molecular models 
of DNA and related substances is not 
the key to spiritual life. 

Science journals and the world's 
press will cover all new findings 
about DNA. These reports will re- 
veal amazing facts. Time alone will 
show the genuine significance of 
such findings. In the Middle Ages 
men sought the philosopher's stone 
that supposedly changed common 
substances into precious metals. Only 
in the twentieth century did man 
make new elements out of old ones 
by altering atomic structures. Once 
upon a time scientists thought they 
could make life by synthesizing proto- 
plasm, the body of cells. Somewhere 
along the line that ambitious proj- 
ect was not realized. Next, scientists 
tried to analyze the molecular make- 
up of hemoglobin— the chemical that 
colors blood. Much knowledge about 
the composition of hemoglobin was 
uncovered, but information on the 
subject remains incomplete. And 
now DNA . . . 

Science has made amazing ad- 
vances without unfathoming the 
mystery of eternal life. Jesus Christ 
well said: T am the way, the truth, 
and the life." Despite all the marvel- 
ous discoveries made by scientists, 
men still search for God. But He is 
not found in cyclotron, nor complex 
rocket technology. Jesus said: "No 
man cometh unto the Father, but 
by me." 

Jesus Christ is the Key to life. 

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¥MEN'S 



PAGE 




THE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF BRETHREN LAYMEN 
Com^^Jty Kenneth E. Herman 



WHAT LAYMEN ARE DOING 

JOHNSON CITY, TENNES- 
SEE. The first laymen's meeting in 
several years was held recently at the 
Grace Brethren Churdh. A meal 
was served, and there was special 
music and a layman speaker. The 
group was organized with the elec- 
tion of officers for the year. The men 
of the Limestone (Tenn.) church 
also joined in the meeting. 

VANDALIA, OHIO. Bill Reeder, 
the moderator of the Vandalia Grace 
Brethren Church, was the special 



laymen's day speaker on February 
24. The text of his message is print- 
ed in this issue of The Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald on pages 148 and 
149. Be sure to read it. 

WINONA LAKE, INDIANA. 
The laymen of the Winona Lake 
Brethren Church participated in all 
the services on Evangelism Sunday, 
February 24. They had complete 
charge of the evening service, when 
five men spoke on various topics. 

TUCSON, ARIZONA. The men 
of the Silverbell Community Grace 




Northern Atlantic District laymen with Mr. George Wilhelm, of York, Pennsylvania, the 
district president, presiding at the business meeting. (Photo by Alien Zook.) 



NORTHERN ATLANTIC DIS- 
TRICT laymen met recently in the 
Lancaster (Pa.) church with a near 
record-breaking attendance. Eight out 
of nine district churches were rep- 
resented. Two local speakers, one a 
minister and the other a doctor, chal- 
lenged and encouraged the men with 
their messages. A picnic supper was 
held in the basement of the building 



in which the church meets. Dis- 
trict reporter Allen Zook states that 
it was one of the finest district fel- 
lowships they have had. The Lan- 
caster church who hosted the men 
for the first time, really went "all 
out." Plans were completed at this 
meeting for the district meeting, 
which will be held at the River Val- 
ley Ranch in Maryland. 



Brethren Church had charge of the 
morning worship service on Evan- 
gelism Sunday, February 24. The 
speaker was Barstow Hoffman, the 
Sunday-school superintendent. (Mr. 
Hoffman and his family are pic- 
tured on the cover of this issue.) 
He spoke on the necessity of laymen 
supporting the work of the church 
and specific areas in which they 
could be effective. He placed 
emphasis on men winning men. 

Vice Moderator Edward Kluth 
led in prayer, and trustee chairman, 
Ross Ritter, read the Scripture. Bob 
Swihart was the songleader and led 
in the receiving of the offering for 
the Board of Evangelism. Pastor Mc- 
Killen was allowed to have his own 
"announcement period"! 

FIRST REPORTS from a number 
of churches indicate that laymen were 
extensively used in the services on 
Evangelism Sunday. What did your 
men's group do? Send in your news 
items so that we may share them 
with brethren across the country. 

GEKIERAL 
FUND 

-#1,000.00 



-750.00 



500.00 




250.00 



100.00 



Our general fund needs your 
help! Since August 1, 1962, a total 
of $391.90 has been given toward 
the expense of running your national 
laymen's organization. Frankly, this 
amount hasn't covered the expenses 
to date. Won't your laymen's group 
consider sending a special offering 
NOW to help bring our finances up 
to a better level? Ben Zimmerman, 
R.R. 1, Warsaw, Indiana, is our na- 
tional treasurer. 



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President Hoyt Speaks 



GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY— GRACE COLLEGE 



Verdict One or Two 

The disciples addressed Christ with a question: "Mas- 
ter, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was 
bom Wind?" (John 9:2). The solution in the mind of the 
disciples was narrowed to two jx)ssibilities, and to them 
there seemed to be no other. But Christ disposed of both 
and turned to another. Perhaps that is the situation we 
face at Grace Theological Seminar}' and Grace College. 

As it appears to us, there seems to be just two possible 
solutions to the financial problem that is now confront- 
ing us. It uill be necessary for us to raise more monev 
in gifts to promote the work of this school, or we must 
devise some way to make a better use of the monev we 
are now recei\'ing in gifts. If there is another solution 
to the problem, it is unknown to us now. But we are 
more than ready for any information that will lead us to 
the proper solution of our problem. 

This Is the Problem 

Christian schools are educating young men and women 
who must meet the standards of the world in which they 
expect to be employed. Those standards are growing 
more selective in the demand for graduation from region- 
ally accredited colleges. As a result, the counseUng ser\'- 
ices of the high schools all across the Nation are adxising 
young men and women to seek admission to colleges 
that meet those standards. So far as The Brethren Church 
is concerned, this is true for her own sons and daughters, 
and it is likewise true for the Christian voung jieople of 
other denominations. Inasmuch as the whole future of 
a young man or woman is bound up with the qualirv of 
education he gets, it is not surprising to discover parents 
and children strongly influenced away from anv Chris- 
tian school that cannot promise some measure of educa- 
tional security. 

There is no use to hide our heads in the sand and 
ignore this fact. We must face it. And the pressure to that 
end will be increased. This is evident from the expe- 
rience of the great Evangelical mission boards. There 
was a day when they could send a Bible-school graduate 
to the mission field. But now, foreign countries are in- 
sisting that these missionaries present credentials of 
graduation from recognized colleges so that they will 
have something else to offer their people besides the 
missionary message. Mission boards may shrink from 
this, but they cannot escape the new pressure. Moreover, 
there is hardly a realm where new value is not being 
placed on quality education. And the seal of quality 
education in the mind of the general public is regional 
accreditation. 

This Means More Money 
The trend of the times means more money for educa- 

March 23, 1963 



tion no matter how you look at it. Anv education that 
is worth the name calls for progress, proper faciUties, and 
a competent faculty'. Educators that are worth their salt 
v\ill not long continue to be identified with an educa- 
tional program that makes large promises and produces 
little goodf. Nor will the Christian public continue to 
support a program like that. Much less, of course, will 
students be attracted to that sort of institution. 

But when facing quality' education in terms of regional 
accreditation, a new emphasis is placed on the need for 
more money. WTiy? Because there are standards that 
have been agreed upon bv these accrediting agencies, 
and the vast number of schools have met those standards. 
This leaves no choice for any school that is seeking to 
be recognized on the same level and to compete in the 
Ofjen market for students, even Christian students. 

In view of the fact that the number of genuine Chris- 
tian institutions is diminishing, there ought to be even 
greater concern on the part of believers that top level 
academic training be made available in a genuine Chris- 
tian environment. But this requires more money. 

Here Is a New Idea 

In the past at Grace and in most schools, it has been 
the policy to use all gifts to subsidize operations to the 
end that the tuition might be kept as low as possible. But 
most schools are finding that gifts are not increasing 
sufficiently to prevent the rise in tuition costs. More- 
over, thev are also finding that there is a spiraling need 
for funds to aid students to pay those tuition costs in 
spite of the fact that all gifts have been channeled to 
that end. With the gifts alreadv used up, there is noth- 
ing left to aid the needy student. This often means that 
in his extremit)', he must drop out of school. 

Within recent years, the Federal Government has 
made loan funds available to colleges to help these stu- 
dents. But the amount allocated to Grace College is far 
too small, even as in other institutions, even though everv' 
effort is expended to spread these funds out just as far 
as possible. The United Student ^"Vid Fund is another 
source of loan funds now available, and is being pro- 
cessed through local banks. At the start of this year the 
President's Fund was inaugurated for this purpose. All 
of these are meeting in part the growing need among 
students. 

But is it not possible that the funds raised each year 
by gifts could be more profitably used by loaning this 
money to students? Upon graduation and the securing of 
a position, this loan could be paid back, thus conserving 
the gift and keeping it in circulation for future students. 
Adding to this vear after year would enable the school 
to meet the increasing demands of progress by helping 
the student pay the increasing costs of tuition. This help 
would come to him at the time he needs the help; namely, 
while he is going through school. 

Education is a legitimate and worthwhile field for in- 
vestment. No one thinks anything of investing S3,000 
or more in a car, which must be replaced in several years. 
Surely an investment of a similar amount in an educa- 



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By R. Woyne Snider 

PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, GRACE COLLEGE 



Because the Lord realized how 
prone the human heart is to forget 
spiritual truths. He was careful to 
make sure that ordinances would 
serve to make the events in the his- 
tor)' of salvation come alive. In the 
case of the Lord's Supper, the future 
aspect of the Lord's ministry in be- 
half of His own is brought into view. 

There are only two terms in the 
New Testament which refer to the 
meal, which the Lord ate with His 
disciples in the upper room the night 
before His death. The first of these 
terms is the one used as the title for 
this article, "The Lord's Supper." 
We find this designation in I Co- 
rinthians 11:20. It was instituted by 
the Lord, and it was a full meal; 
therefore this is a logical term. The 
second term is "Feast of charity," and 
appears in Jude 12. The reason for 
such a designation is that again there 
was a full meal, and the outstanding 
characteristic was that of love. This 
should still be the attitude of those 
who participate in this ordinance. 

Many Christians confuse the 
Lord's Supper with the Jewish Pass- 
over. This confusion results from a 
failure to examine some key passages. 
From the Old Testament it is learned 
that the Jewish Passover was eaten 
on the fifteenth of the month, while 
John explains that the meal which 
the Lord ate with His disciples was 
"before the feast of the passover" 
(John 13:1). It follows then that 
the Lord's Supper was eaten in the 
upper room on the fourteenth of the 
month. In addition to this passage in 
John's Gospel, the same writer men- 
tions in 18:28 that those who were 
present at die trial of Christ did 
not wish to go into the judgment hall 
so that they would not b? defiled 
to eat the Passover. 

Also, at times there might be a 
misunderstanding regarding the 
eucharist and the Lord's Supper. 
These two are distinct. The first 
three Gospels make this clear. In 
the Gospel of Matthew, the writer 

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twice indicates that the eucharist 
(the bread and the cup) were ob- 
served as they were eating, or during 
the course of the meal (26:21, 26). 
Both Luke and Paul state that the 
cup was taken after the supper (Luke 
22:20; I Cor. 11:25). 

The Purpose 

The term having been defined and 
distinguished from some misuses, it 
is necessary now to note the purpose 
for which Christ instituted it. Christ 
sent His disciples to make all of the 
essential preparations for the last 
meal, which He would eat with them 
before the beginning or the last 
events before His crucifixion. He 
gave specific instructions that the 
service of feetwashing should be 
practiced (John 13:13-15), as well as 
the eucharist (Luke 22:19-20). The 
entire service in the upper room was 
a unit. The eucharist set forth the 
past aspect of salvation; the feet- 
washing, the present; and the supper, 
the future asjject. All three are 
needed if there is to be perpetuated 
the full meaning of our salvation 
through these symbols. 

This was not an ordinary meal, 
which was eaten in the upper room. 
It had a special meaning because of 
the nearness of the Lord's death on 
the cross. It was given a special name 
by which it is still known in certain 
denominations. It is the love feast 
(Jude 12). Love was the predominant 
characteristic. This display of true 
love was possible because of the di- 
vine love of the Lord who at the 
supper showed His loving concern 
for His own, and the next day gave 
the utmost demonstration of His 
love. Even beyond the love which 
the Lord showed to His own is the 
love which He offered Judas. He 
tried at the last moment to reach 
the heart of the one who would in a 
few hours betray Him. No wonder 
the Early Church referred to it as 
the "feast of love." 

The Lord was the central char- 



acter in the proceedings which took 
place that night in the upper room. 
He served as the host and presided 
over the events of those hours. In 
this same role He will preside at the 
marriage supper of the Lamb where 
again the predominant characteristic 
of love will be evident. He as the 
Bridegroom will officiate at the wed- 
ding supper for His bride, the 
church. It is toward this wonderful 
feast that the Lord's Supper points 
(Rev. 19:7-9; Eph. 5:25-33). Every 
time the Christian observes this sym- 
bol his mind and heart are drawn 
to the spiritual reality of that future 
supper with the Lord. 

The Procedure 

Those who have had the privilege 
of experiencing the blessings of this 
ordinance find that as they gather 
with other believers the spiritual 
benefits are multiplied. All of us real- 
ize that even in the ordinary affairs 
of our everyday lives that some of 
the times of sweetest fellowship as a 
family are at mealtime. How much 
more should this be true when be- 
lievers gather together for fellowship 
at the time of the observance of the 
Lord's Supper! There is a feeling of 
oneness on this occasion, which is 
very seldom felt at any other time in 
the events of the local church. 

The believers are to gather fre- 
quently as a group to observe the 
Lord's Supper, and this as a foretaste 
of the great marriage supper of the 
Lamb of God. 

The Promise 

The promise for those who prac- 
tice this can be briefly stated. If the 
three aspects of the events which 
transpired in the upper room are 
necessary in order to picture a com- 
plete salvation, then it is also true 
that all three of these must be ob- 
served if the blessings and spiritual 
benefits are to be complete. After 
the Lord had carefully set forth by 
His example and instructions how 
these truths should be perpetuated, 
He concluded with the promise: "If 
ye know these things, happy are ye 
if ye do them" (John 13:17). Any- 
one who has participated in the 
threefold communion service can 
testify to the fulfillment of the prom- 
ise of the Lord. J 

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GRACE SEMINARY 
TO SPONSOR 



HOLY 




TRIP ! 



SUMMER OF 1964 





Gordon's Calvary in Jerusalem 

By John C. Whitcomb, Jr., Tb.D. 



Dr. Whitcomb at the old "Wailing Wall" 
in Jerusalem 



FULL DETAILS 

IN THE 

APRIL 20 ISSUE 



For information write: 



DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 

GRACE SEMINARY 

WINONA LAKE, INDIANA 



The climax of any tour of the 
Bible lands is certainly Palestine it- 
self. The modem tourist crossing the 
Jordan River just north of the Dead 
Sea, like those who followed Joshua, 
is confronted with Jericho, "the city 
of palm trees," with its ancient ruins 
adjacent to the modem village. As 
he travels up the Jericho Road, he 
will come to Bethany just before 
rounding the southern slope of the 
Mount of Olives, and then behold 
the spectacular view of Jerusalem. 

Several days will be spent in Jeru- 
salem visiting the Temple area, Heze- 
kiah's Tunnel, Gordon's Calvary, and 
the Garden Tomb. A one-day trip to 
the south includes Bethlehem and 
Hebron (where the early patriarchs 
were buried). Another trip to the 
north will provide glimpses of Nob, 
Anathoth, Shiloh, and especially 
Shechem and Samaria. Near 
Shechem is Jacob's Well where Jesus 
once sat under the shadow of Mount 
Ebal and Mount Gerizim, and Sa- 
maria still reveals the foundation 
ruins of Ahab's palace. 

As one crosses over into Israel, he 



is fascinated by the contrast of Jew- 
ish Jerusalem with the old walled 
city on the Arab side. The Road to 
Emmaus continues down to the huge 
modern coastal city of Tel Aviv 
from which old Joppa can be seen 
just to the south. Then, the tourist 
traveling up the fertile Plain of 
Sharon is thrilled with the pano- 
ramic view of Haifa from the top 
of Mount Carmel (where Elijah 
stood). But the best is yet ahead! As 
he crosses the Plain of Esdraelon 
(Valley of Armageddon), he comes 
to Nazareth on the northern edge of 
this great valley, and to Cana of 
Galilee just beyond. Some would 
consider the Sea of Galilee and the 
ruins at Capernaum on its northern 
shore to be the most impressive re- 
minder of our Lord's public ministry 
to be found anywhere in Palestine. 

It is difficult to imagine a more 
stimulating and profitable experience 
in Christian education than that of 
traveling through the Holy Land 
with an open Bible, and in fellow- 
ship with people of like precious 
faith. 



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THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF 




By Herman A. Hoyt, Th.D. 



At intervals through the history 
of the church, beginning with Pente- 
cost, an amazing phenomenon at- 
tributed to the Spirit has been ex- 
perienced within the professing 
church. The instances of speaking 
in tongues recorded in the New 
Testament can be received as genuine 
demonstrations of die Holy Spirit 
(Acts 2, 10, 19), and the discussion 
of Paul in chapters 12-14 of First 
Corinthians witnesses to an expe- 
rience that was genuine. But many 
odier such instances within die pro- 
fessing church must be viewed with 
suspicion. 

In recent years widiin certain 
areas of the professing church there 
has been a resurgence of speaking in 
tongues. Even more recendy this 
phenomenon has appeared on col- 
lege campuses across die Nation. 
The bold claims for genuineness and 

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the high values placed upon this 
experience lead one to a closer scru- 
tiny of the teaching of the Word of 
God on this point. Some are saying 
that these speakings are manifesta- 
tions of the Holy Spirit, that they 
indicate a spiritual awakening, that 
people are experiencing an encounter 
with the living God. 

Christian periodicals have given 
wide publicity to these events among 
Evangelical believers with intima- 
tion, if not clear approval, of the 
demonstration. It is asserted that 
these speakings are the work of the 
Holy Spirit. Some say such speaking 
is the evidence of die presence of 
the Spirit, and the speaking issues 
from the power of the Spirit. It is 
argued that speaking in tongues is 
the direct result of the filling of the 
Spirit, or die baptism of the Spirit, 
and is a gift of the Spirit. In one 



case, the editors, in referring to an 
article appearing in their magazine, 
state that "this is not an attempt at 
theological interpretation— but is 
presented as a personal witness" 
(Christian Life, Feb. 1963, Page 32). 

In the light of these facts, it does 
seem that the movement has reached 
sufficient proportions to require a 
theological discussion. This article 
does not presume to examine each set 
of circumstances in which such 
speaking appears today, but rather 
to set forth what the Word of God 
has to say about measuring and con- 
trolling the genuine exhibition of this 
spiritual phenomenon. If the accounts 
of tongues in Acts and First Corin- 
thians refer to the same kind of 
speaking, then the Book of Acts gives 
us the historical manifestation, while 
Corinthians gives us the theological 
interpretation. By clear statement the 
instruction of chapters, 12, 13, 14 
of First Corinthians was not only 
for the local congregation in Corinth, 
but also for the entire church 
through all of its earthly sojourn (I 
Cor. 1:2). The teaching of the Holy 
Spirit through the Aposde Paul 
therefore pertinent to the situatio: 
today. 



4 



Theological Instruction on Tongues 

Was Given To Provide a Correct 

Evaluation of Their Worth in the 

Church 

Two kinds of speaking were preva- 
lent in the Early Church, both of 
them gifts of the Spirit; namely, 
prophecy and speaking in tongues 
(I Cor. 12:10). Like all spiritual gifts, 
they were bestowed for the welfare 
of the entire congregation (I Cor. 
12:7). But by virtue of intrinsic na- 
ture, some gifts were more valuable 
to the congregation than others, and 
therefore these people were exhorted 
to desire the best gifts (I Cor. 12:31), 
and in any event, gifts were to be 
exercised in love so that they might 
accomplish their purpose (I Cor. 12: 
31; 13:13). 

By direct assertion the value of 
tongues and prophecy are thrown! 

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into contrast in relation to the pub- 
lic assembly. "In the church . . . 
five words with . . . understanding" 
are worth more "than ten thousand 
words in an unknown tongue" (I 
Cor. 14:19). This is a categorical 
statement that has no exceptions at- 
tached to it, and it is almost equiva- 
lent to saying that speaking in 
tongues is practically worthless in the 
public gathering. It is no wonder 
that Paul insists that "greater is he 
that prophesieth" (14:5) because he 
"speaketh unto men to edification, 
and exhortation, and comfort" (14:3), 
whereas the man that "speaketh in 
an unknown tongue, speaketh not 
unto men, but unto God" (14:2), and 
"he speaketh mysteries" (14:2), and 
"edifieth himself" (14:4). While in- 
terpretation may enhance the value 
of tongues for use in the public as- 
sembly, the value is still so small that 
it should be used only in private. 

I The rather dire associations in the 
exercise of this gift cast a dark shadow 
on its usefulness in the church. The 
Corinthian congregation was full of 
problems. It was rent asunder with 
divisions (1:10). One of the lowest 
forms of fornication was present (5: 
1). Litigation and carnal license were 
practiced (chap. 6). Problems of di- 
vorce and remarriage confronted 
them (chap. 7). There was a cold 
indifference toward weak brethren 
(chaps. 8—10). Inappropriate dress 
of women serving as leaders and in- 
decency at the Lord's Table were 
shocking (chap. II). The inability 
to recognize the best gifts and to 
exercise those gifts for the benefit of 
all demanded special instruction 
(chaps. 12—14). Even doctrinal de- 
fection striking at the very heart of 
the Christian faith was present in 
diis church (I Cor. 15:12). 

In addition to all this, the Aposde's 
appraisal of the spiritual condition 
of this congregation casts even darker 
shadows upon the spiritual value 
of tongues in its public meetings. 
Paul was unable to write to them as 
spiritual people (3:1). For even 
though they may have known a great 
deal about spiritual things, they 
were not submitted to what they 
I knew. Instead they were character- 
I ized by carnality, envy, strife, and 
factionalism (3:3). It seems quite ap- 



parent that there was a woeful igno- 
rance concerning the Scripture, as 
well as unconcern for what they 
luiew (4:6; 6:2, 9, 15, 19). Like im- 
mature children, they were self-cen- 
tered, without understanding, and 
purposeless as attested by their fasci- 
nation for the spectacular and emo- 
tional element in tongues (3:1; 14: 
20). Edification of their fellow breth- 
ren in the public assembly was far 
from their thoughts (14:5, 12), and 
evangelization of the lost was im- 
possible because no clear message 
of truth was ever conveyed in the 
exercise of tongues (14:21-23). In 
its public gatherings, when tongues 
broke out, there was nothing but dis- 
order, confusion, and distraction, 
which called for a message correcting 
its abuses and reappraising of its 
values (14:23, 33, 40). 

Theological Instruction on Tongues 

Was Given To Prevent General 

Demoralization in the Public 

Gathering 

Since people are intelligent beings, 
these qualities must characterize pub- 
lic gatherings. There must be pur- 
pose, order, and understanding. If 
these are absent, such meetings will 
degenerate into mere uproar with a 
demoralizing effect upon everyone. 
This was hapj>ening in the exercise 
of tongues in the Corinthian con- 
gregation. 

The purpose of the public gather- 
ing should have been to edify every 
person who attended the meeting (14: 
12, 26). But this was absent in the 
exercise of tongues. Those who 
spoke in tongues were speaking to 
God and not to men (14:2). They 
were uttering mysteries; that is, 
secrets (14:2), the effect of which 
was to edify themselves and no one 
else (14:4). And without interpre- 
tation, not even the speaker received 
any value from the speaking (14:13- 
14). Like children without any self- 
control, they were engaged in mean- 
ingless gyrations, uttering senseless 
noises, and giving vent to personal 
emotion (14:20, 23, 32). 

In the nature of the case, order 
in the public gathering was neces- 
sary to carry out the purpose of the 



meeting. But this too was absent 
in the Corinthian assembly. The 
qualities of indecency and confusion 
made it impossible for the unlearned 
to say "Amen" to the things that 
went on (14:16). Visitors from the 
outside were filled with consterna- 
tion as they watched all of them 
speaking in tongues and concluded 
that they were "mad," meaning 
crazy (14:23). Lack of self-control 
added to the confusion and produced 
revulsion in people. It was this that 
led to admonition on these points 
(14:27, 29, 32-33). 

Basically, understanding was nec- 
essary if purpose and order were to 
be apparent in the public meeting. 
But this was woefully absent. Since 
the speaking in tongues was purely 
selfish in purpose, providing an 
opportunity to indulge in riots of 
emotion, they were perfecdy happy 
to utter secrets without interpreta- 
tion (14:2, 5). Since no one under- 
stood what was being said, the mes- 
sage had no effect in the lives of the 
hearers (14:6-10). The ultimate re- 
sult was that one person was to 
another in this assembly as a "bar- 
barian" uttering a sort of foreign, 
weird, gibberish (14:11). 

This was demoralizing for all. The 
confusion produced spiritual insta- 
bility, which is the meaning of the 
word "confusion" in verse 33. This 
was just the opposite of peace and 
quiet and rest of which God is the 
author, and which every public meet- 
ing of the church should contribute 
to its attendants. Instead people 
went from these gatherings in a con- 
dition of emotional agitation and 
spiritual tumult. This could only lead 
to spiritual decline and disintegra- 
tion. 

(To he continued in Afril 20 issue) 



President . . . 

(Continued from ■page 153) 

tion is even more worthy, for it will 
be productive for the student for the 
rest of his life. In the face of mount- 
ing costs the idea of loans for edu- 
cation is being exploited far beyond 
the limits of the Federal Government 
and needs to be carefully considered 
in The Brethren Church. 



March 23, 1963 



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BY DARLYN ANN BARNETT 
Kittanning, Pennsylvania 

During my short time at Grace, the 
spiritual aspect has impressed me 
most. The personahty of God has 
become much more real and living 
to me. This has been accomplished 
through the sum total of our spiritual 
life here, but two things have par- 
ticularly stood out. 

First, my Old Testament Survey 
class has really been a blessing to 
me. Through it, the very beginnings 
of the world have become really 
understandable to me. I have been 
shown the omnipotence, goodness, 
and severity of God. Now I also 
realize the significance of the Old 
Testament and its relation to the 
New Testament. 

The second thing is the dorm 
prayer meetings. Once a week we 
gather together in small groups to 
read God's Word and pray. We feel 
no stiffness, but freely pray for each 
other's problems. It has been said 
that there is power in united prayer, 
and this has certainly held true. 

Thus I feel that I have grown 
spiritually here, and I feel one of my 
purposes for coming to Grace has 
been fulfilled. 



It takes the visitor to Grace Col- 
lege only a short time to discover the 
importance of music in the daily 
schedule of this school. Strains of 
Handel's Messiah drift through the 
halls, while intricate instrumental 
patterns can be heard behind the 
closed doors of various practice rooms 
in Byers Music Hall. Practically all 
spiritual services are opened with 
songs of praise and thanksgiving to 
the Lord. It is here at Grace that I 
found satisfaction in the study of 
music. 



igated 1 
but 



Other colleges that I investig 
offered commendable courses, 
none could supply the practical train- 
ing in sacred music that I so greatly J 
desired. At Grace, classes are geared I 
to give instruction, which the stu- I 
dent can readily put to use. The 
many opportunities given me to use 
new knowledge while playing for, 
chapel or accompanying various 
vocal ensembles are very worthwhile. 
I am ever thankful for a school in 
which Christ shines forth in its cur- 
riculum; a school in which I can 
learn to serve my Lord better in my 
chosen field of music. 



BY JACKIE MERRICK 
Washington, D. C. 




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DID YOU KNOW? 

THAT many American businesses 
operate a "Matching Gift Pro- 
gram" to help support higher edu- 
cation? 

THAT they are willing, even 
desirous, to match your gift— dol- 
lar for dollar— to the eligible edu- 
cational institution of your choice? 

THAT Grace College is one of 
the "eligible" institutions? 

THAT the company for which 
you work may have a Matching 
Gift Program, and your gifts for 
the training of young men and 
women for Christian service may 
be doubled (one well-known com- 
pany trifles them)? 

As of July 1, 1962, more dian 150 
companies were participating in 
Matching Gift Programs as an in- 
centive for their employees to give 
to institutions of higher learning. 
A list of these companies is found 
on this page. 

While programs vary with the 
company, all are essentially the same. 
See your employer, or the personnel 
office of your company, for specific 
details. A short form provided by 
your employer will assist you in par- 
ticipating in this program. 

"Why not double your gifts to the 
Lord? He will multiply them even 
more." 

If the company for which you 
work is not listed at the right, pos- 
sibly it would consider establishing 
a Matching Gift Program. You may 
wish to suggest it. Often a company 
may wish to help support higher edu- 
cation, but has not yet decided how 
best to do it. The Matching Gift 
principle may be the answer. 

Inquiries for further information 
may be addressed to: 

Office of Public Relations 
Grace College 
Winona Lake, Indiana 

March 23, 7963 



A member of one of our churches in the State of Wash- 
ington recently contributed $40 to GRACE COLLEGE, 
and the Glidden Company matched it with a check for 
$80, or a total of $120. 

Another member of a church in Ohio gave $250 to 
GRACE COLLEGE through his company, and the B. F. 
Goodrich Company contributed another $250, or a total of 
$500. 



MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES 
(As of July 1. 1962) 

Aetna Life Affiliated Companies 

Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation 

American Brake Shoe Company 

American Express Company 

American & Foreign Power Co., Inc. 

American Home Products Corporation 

Armstrong Cork Company 

Atlas Chemical Industries. Inc. 

Atlas Rigging and Supply Company* 

Bank of New York 

V/hitney Blake Co. (The Cook Found.) 

Boston Manuf. Mutual Insurance Co. 

Burlington Industries 

Cabot Corporation 

Campbell Soup Company 

Canadian General Electric Co.. Ltd. 

Carpenter Steel Company 

Carter Products. Inc. 

Cerro Corporation 

Chase Manhattan Bank 

Chemical Bank New York Trust Co. 

Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation 

Chilcote Company 

Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. 

Columbian Carbon Company 

Combustion Engineering 

Connecticut General Life Ins. Co. 

Connecticut Light and Power Co. 

Connecticut Mutual Life Ins. Co. 

Continental Oil Company 

Crossett Company 

Deering Milliken, Inc. 

Diamond Alkali Company 

Diamond Crystal Salt Company 

Dow Chemical Company 

Dow Coming Corporation 

Draper Corporation 

Wilbur B. Driver Company 

Easton Car and Construction 

Ebasco Services. Inc. 

Electric Bond and Share Company* 

Fafnir Bearing Company 

Ferro Corporation 

Ford Motor Company 

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. 

General Atronics Corporation 

General Electric Company 

General Foods Corporation 

General Foods Limited 

General Public Utilities Corporation 

M. A. Gesner of Illinois 

Gibbs & Hill, Inc. 

Ginn and Company 

Glidden Company 

B. F. Goodrich Company 

W. T. Grant Company 

Gulf Oil Corporation 

Harris-Intertype Corporation 

Hercules Cement Company 

Hewlett-Packard Company 

Hill Acme Company 

Hooker Chemical Corporation 

J. M. Huber Corporation 

Hughes Aircraft Company 

International Business Machines Corp. 

Jefferson Mills, Incorporated* 

S. C. Johnson & Son, Incorporated 

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation 

Kaiser Steel Corporation 

Kern County Land Convpany 

Walter Kidde Si Company 

Walter Kidde Constructors 

Kidder, Peabody & Co.* 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation 

Kingsbury Machine Tool Corporation 

Koiled Kords, Inc. (The Cook Found.) 

Lehigh Portland Cement Company 



H. M. Long, Limited* 

Lummus Company 

Lustra Plastics Corporation 

Mallinckrodt Chemical Works 

Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. 

Marine Midland Trust Co. of New York 

Maytag Company 

McCormick & Co., Inc. 

McGraw-Hill Publishing Company 

Medusa Portland Cement Co. 

Mellon National Bank and Trust Co. 

Merck & Conxpany. Inc. 

Metal & Thermit Corporation 

Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co. 

Midland-Ross Corporation 

Morgan Engineering Company 

Mutual Boiler and Machinery Ins. Co. 

National Lead Foundation Co. 

Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America 

New Eng. Gas and Elec. Assn. Syst. 

New York Trap Rock Corporation 

Northrop Corporation 

Norton Company 

John Nuveen & Company 

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company 

Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation 

Owens-Coming Fiberglas Corp. 

Pennsalt Chemicals Corp. 

Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. 

Personal Products Corporation 

Petro-Tex Chemicals Corporation 

Phelps Dodge Corporation 

Pitney-Bowes, Inc. 

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company 

Preformed Line Products Company 

Putnam Management Company, Inc. 

Quaker Chemical Products Corp. 

Raltson Purina Company 

Reliable Elec. Co. (The Cook Found.) 

Riegel Textile Corporation 

Rockwell Manufacturing Company 

Rockwell-Standard Corporation 
Rust Engineering Company 
Schering Corporation 
Scott Paper Company 

Sealright-Oswego Falls Corporation 

Selby, Battersby fc Co.* 

Seton Leather Company 

Sharon Steel Corporation 

Simmons Company 

Simonds Saw and Steel Co. 

Singer Manufacturing Company 

Smith Kline & French Laboratories 

Smith-Lee Co., Inc. 

Sperry & Hutchinson Company 

Spruce Falls Power & Paper Co., Ltd. 

Stauffer Chemical Company 

Stevens Candy Kitchens, Incorporated 

W. H. Sweney & Co. 

Tektronix. Inc. 

Termessee Gas Transmission Co. 

Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc. 

Towmoter Corporation 

United Clay Mines Corp. 

Victaulic Company of America 

Warner Brother's Company 

Watkins-Johnson Company 

Charles J. Webb Sons Co., Inc. 

Whirlpool Corporation 

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 

Williams & Company 

Wolverine Shoe and Tanning Corp. 

Worchester Pressed Steel Company 

Wyandotte Chemicals Corporation 

Young & Rebicam, Inc. 



*programs are informal or limited to a 
small number of speci/ic institutions 



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1960 CLASS 

GRACE COLLEGE 



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IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, GRACE THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY HAS SENT FROM ITS HALLS AND CUSS- 
ROOMS MANY WELL-TRAINED MEN AND WOMEN 
EACH OF WHOM HAD A SPECIFIC PURPOSE FOR 
ATTENDING AND OBTAINING A SPECIFIC DEGREE. 

In these five years Grace has sent out: 

86 pastors 

33 missionaries or missionary candidates, 

28 Christian teachers 
4 chaplains 

28 who have entered varied fields, such as 
editing Christian publications, writing Sunday-school 
material and devotional articles, being youth leaders 
and music directors for various churches, and Christian 
businessmen and lawmen. 



IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, GRACE COLLEGE HAS 
GRADUATED MANY FINE STUDENTS HOLDING DE- 
GREES IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES. 

Grace College, since 1957, has granted: 

162 B.A. degrees 
75 B.S. degrees 
7 B.S. in Nursing degrees 
4 B.S. in Music degrees 
Of these graduates, at least one fifth have gone into 
a definite phase of fulltime service for Christ. Others 
have obtained prominent positions with the United 
States Government, some have chosen to go on into 
medicine, law, and higher secular education. Many have 
become Christian homemakers, elementary and secon- 
dary schoolteachers, and Christian laymen. 




April 6, 1963 



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Foreign Missions and WMC Issue 




Brethren Foreign Missions 



Foreign Eoard Records Decisions 



There were a number of important items for con- 
sideration by the FMS board of trustees in their mid- 
year meeting February 12-16 in Long Beach, California. 
The First Brethren Church and its members were 
gracious hosts for the occasion, and 100 percent attend- 
ance was recorded on the part of board members. The 
following items are gleaned from the meeting. 

Reports From Field Vis; (s--Brethren Clyde Landrum, 
Herman Schumacher, and Ivan Moomaw reported on 
visits to the fields of Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Argentina. 
The reports, carefully prepared and complete in scope, 
should be of value for years ahead. 

Field Superintendents— ATppointments of superintendents 
were made or approved for the following fields: Africa, 
Rev. J. P. Kliever; Argentina, Rev. Solon Hoyt; Brazil, 
Rev. John Zielasko. In Argentina the presiding person is 
actually referred to as president rather than superintend- 
ent, but the responsibilities are much the same. 

Austin Appointvient— Mi. and Mrs. Gordon Austin of 
Long Beach, California, were appointed to missionary 
service in Argentina. See opposite page for further de- 
tails. 



tive to meet with the board of trustees at some mutually 
agreeable time during the August annual meetings. 
The purpose of this meeting is to share problems and 
suggestions. 



Financial Report for J 962— FMS total gift income, al- 
though the second largest in the history of the Society, 
was approximately $19,000 less than that received in 
1961. During the year when our fondest hope was to 
have paid out the remaining $15,000 of pressing obliga- 
tions, instead our debt was increased about $10,000. 



Esti-mated. Exfenditures—A staggering thing is that ex- 
penditures estimated for 1963 were about $410,000. This 
came from the increase in missionary allowances author- 
ized at the last annual meeting, the extensive needs on 
the fields, the fact that many missionaries will be travel- 
ing to or from the fields during the year, and the hor- 
rible monster of increased inflation. To help meet the 
financial challenge, field operating budgets have been 
reduced by about 20 percent from the amounts re- 
quested, and kept in the general area of that which 
was spent in 1962. We anticipate and earnesdy request 
your continued sacrificial and loyal support. 



Dmrdy Loaned to Grace Col/ege— Rev. J. Paul Dowdy 
is being loaned by the Foreign Missionary Society to 
Grace College for the teaching of Missions and Spanish 
during the 1963-64 school year. This initial period may 
be extended. The Dowdys will maintain their standing 
as missionaries during the time of this service. 

Representative Pastors Invited— Every district ministe- 
rium is being invited to choose a pastor for a representa- 



Project Action— The stringent financial situation which 
is faced has caused the suggestion from the board 
of trustees that for the present, projects be chosen from 
items of necessary missionary expenditure. In line with 
this, no new projects were approved by the board. All 
projects approved in former board meetings may con- 
tinue to be presented. It is earnesdy desired that each 
church be able to increase its foreign-mission giving 
this year, and that any project giving be over and above 
this hoped-for increase in each church. 



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International Fellowship of Brethren Churches— Theie 
are now more baptized believers who are members of 
Brethren churches outside the United States than in our 
own land. It is therefore believed wise to suggest to the 
National Fellowship of Brethren Churches, and to the 
Brethren churches in various lands, that an "Interna- 
tional Fellowship of Brethren Churches" be estabhshed. 

Missionaries Needed— The plea from all fields is for 
help! Africa is especially hard pressed for missionary 

THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD VOLUME 25 NUMBER 9 

RICHARD E. GRANT, Executioe Editor 
pjtered as second-class matter April 16. 1943, at the post office at Winona Lalce, Ind., under the act of March 3. 1879. Issued biweekly 
6-!^I^®T^^ ™" Missionary Herald Co.. Inc., Winona Lake, Ind. Subscription price: $3.50 a year, foreign $4.50. Special rates to churches. 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Robert D. Crees, president; Thomas Hammers, vice president; 'Mark Malles, secretary; Ralph Colbum. as- 
sistant secretary; 'William Male, treasurer; William Schaffer, member at large to executive committee; Bryson Fetters, Robert E. A. 
Miller. •Herman A. Hoyt, Robert Sackett, Charles Turner and Richard E. Grant.— 'Editorial Committee 




A little African SMM girl 
pauses for a cooling drink during 
a conference session. 

This month, the Sisterhood of 
Mary and Martha is celebrating 
Its fiftieth year — a golden anni- 
versary! In this period of time, 
SMM has become an organiza- 
tion that has grown to worldwide 
status. The Women's Missionary 
Council congratulates them on 
this occasion. 



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Brethren Foreign Missions 

A Challenge 
For You! 



Open doors and qualified candi- 
dates to enter them— this is the com- 
bination sought by mission boards 
everywhere. And yet, too often these 
days there is a dearth of missionary 
candidates— and doors which are 
closed, or closing. Hence, the board 
of trustees of The Foreign Mission- 
ary Society of the Brethren Church 
is praising the Lord for another 
young couple ready to serve Him in 
a land where they are needed. 

How many matters enter into the 
way the Lord prepares those who 
would serve Him on the foreign 
field! For Gordon and Charlotte 
Austin, it was during their high- 
school years that they found their 
first interest in the mission field. 
The influences and speakers through 
the years in a Christian high school, 
Christian colleges, and then semi- 
nary, all had a great bearing in the 
way the Lord directed these young 
people. They met as students in Long 
Beach's Brethren High. Graduating 
in the same class, they were married 
that summer after their graduation. 
They moved to Arkansas so that Gor- 
don could attend John Brown Uni- 
versity, and while they were there he 
became quite active in the Sky Pilots 
organization, as well as studying 
radio engineering and working in 
the school's radio station. 

He combined a continuing interest 
in Sky Pilots and a college educa- 
tion by moving to San Jose, Cali- 
fornia. There he worked at the Sky 




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The Austin family 



Pilots headquarters for a time, and 
finished his college work at San 
Jose State College, majoring in 
radio and Tv. It was during that 
time that Brother J. C. McKillen 
went to San Jose to establish a Breth- 
ren church, and the Austins also had 
a real part in that. They made an- 
other move— this time to Winona 
Lake, Indiana, for Gordon's study in 
Grace Seminary. This was con- 
cluded in 1961 when he graduated 
with the B.D. degree. 

After seminary graduation Gordon 
and Charlotte, who by this time had 
two little girls— Colleen and Marilyn, 
returned to Southern California. 
The main scene of Brother Austin's 
labors has been radio station KBBI, 
operated by Biola, where he is pres- 
ently chief engineer. Besides this, he 
has been active in various Brethren 
church activities. Last summer he 
served as assistant pastor and youth 
director at the First Brethren Church 
of Compton. 



Now Argentina calls! The Austins 
were appointed to this field by the 
foreign board in their recent meet- 
ing. That's not all there is to this 
matter, however, as most Brethren 
realize. The board has set up certain 
requirements in the matter of funds 
for candidates going out. For the 
Austin family, this will total around 
$8,000. Their tremendous challenge 
is to accumulate this amount by late 
summer, for the goal is for them to 
go to San Jose, Costa Rica, to begin 
their language study this coming 
September. This will give them time 
for a year's study before the desired 
arrival date on the field in 1964. 

Appeals have gone out to the 
Missionary Outfit Clubs of our 
churches. If every Brethren church 
member will respond to the appeal to 
give $1 or more for the Austins, their 
goal can easily be reached. Your co- 
operation is earnestly sought! 



workers. They list their needs: two more doctors, four 
nurses, a printer (pressman), secretaries, editors, jour- 
nalists, Sunday-school supervisors, another Bible-insti- 
tute teacher (man), a business manager, a mechanic, 
literature distribution workers, youth workers, and 
children's workers. Because of furloughs, in Brazil there 
will be only a skeleton crew operating the field in the 
latter part of 1963. In France, to accomplish in any out- 
standing way we need four to six missionary couples; 
we now have two. Though help is needed in specialized 
areas, it is nevertheless true that those who are used to 
fill the needs must be, first, missionaries at heart. 



A Missiomny Children's Schoolteacher— Miss Ruth Kent, 
the faithful Missionary Children's schoolteacher for many 
years, will be on furlough July 1965 through July 1966. 
To fill in for this one year, we would be happy to know 
of a certified person who would like to teach for a year 
in Africa, probably one who could also pay the round- 
trip transportation. The Society will pay the regular mis- 
sionary allowance on the field. 

If you have questions concerning any of these actions, 
please write to the Brethren Foreign Mission Office, P. 
O. Box 588, Winona Lake, Indiana. 



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We Need 

Christian Literature 

in Brazil! 



By Rev. John W. Zielasko 




What does the future hold for these youngsters, typical of millions 
in Brazil? 



(FMS Ed. note: This article, though meant 
for the Special Literature Section of the 
March 9 Missionary Herald, did not arrive 
in time to be printed in that issue. How- 
ever, it should be included in the con- 
sideration of literature for the mission 
fields.) 

Several months ago Pope John 
XXIII gave audience to a group of 
newspaper men from all over the 
world. In the course of his talk to 
these men he emphasized the impor- 
tance of the printed page by sug- 
gesting that St. Paul, if he were 
alive today, would devote himself 
to v\Titing, rather than to preaching, 
in order to evangelize the world. At 
least one reporter (a Brazilian) took 
issue with the Pope and pointed out 
that Paul would do no such thing. 
The printed page can never sub- 
stitute for the personality of the 
speaker. A good orator is still able to 
influence people more quickly than 
an impersonal printed page. Never- 
theless, the Pope had -a point. The 
pen exerts a tremendous influence 
in the world today. Unfortunately, 
the evangelical Christian church is 
not conducting a literature campaign 
to the extent that it should. There 
is far too litde Christian literature 
reaching the hands and the minds of 
the awakening masses around the 
world. 

Take northern Brazil for instance. 
Here a literature program meets with 
several problems that one would not 
have to face in other areas. In the 
first place, not every one can read 
and write. In fact, the great majority 

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have had at most the equivalent of 
a fourth-grade education. Therefore, 
they have not been interested in 
literature. In tfie second place, the 
salary of the working man is so low 
that it barely meets the necessities 
of life. With such a salary he is not 
going to buy books and magazines. 
Several young men have entered col- 
portage work with the idea of earn- 
ing their living from the sale of books 
and Bibles. Needless to say, they 
were sadly disappointed. People are 
not eager to buy Bibles or Christian 
literature at any price. An appetite 
must first be developed, and that 
takes time. 

This is the position in which we 
find ourselves at present in this part 
of Brazil. The preaching of the Word 
is creating an appetite for the Scrip- 
tures and many Bibles are being sold, 
but other Christian literature does 
not move very rapidly even in Chris- 
tian circles unless it is distributed 
free of charge. If people cannot read, 
they do not have any need for books, 
and if they cannot buy milk for their 
children, they certainly are not going 
to buy literature. 

At this stage of the work in our 
area, we need to recognize a liter- 
ature program as a missionary en- 
deavor. Yes; we need to have books, 
magazines, and Bibles available for 
sale; but more than this, we need 
good Christian material to distribute 
free. 

The pastor of our church in Capa- 
nema organized a visitation program 



among the young people of our 
church. He wanted these young peo- 
ple to visit house to house and in- 
vite people to the meetings of the 
church, but he also wanted them 
to leave some literature in each home. 
He came to me for material. WTiat 
could I give him? Fortunately, I still 
had on hand a few booklets that 
were suitable. These along with a 
Gospel of John and a tract, "What 
We Believe," formed the basis for 
a literature campaign in Capanema. 
But this is limited! We need liter- 
ature not only for one visit, but 
also for many visits, and we need 
it not only for Capanema, but also 
for Macapa, Icoaraci, the islands, 
Santo Antonio, Capitao Poco, Quar- 
enta Sete, Primavera, and so on. 
No funds are set aside for the dis- 
tribution of literature. Need I re- 
mind you, dear Christian reader, that 
the cults and the Communists are 
in this business. They are spending 
thousands to get their Satanic mes- 
sage into the hands of people every- 
where. 

What are it'e going to do? 

And, brethren, make no mistake. 
Brazil is a great awakening giant. We 
will see great developments in this 
country in the next twenty-five years. 
There will be tremendous economic 
and educational strides. It is for us 
to make sure there will also be a 
moral and spiritual advance. Only 
the message of Jesus Christ blanket- 
ing the country by preaching and by 
printing can accomplish this! 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



Brethren Foreign Missions 



THE CIHIIlLDIRilNI'S PACE 

Clyde K. Landrum, Director Box 588— Winona Lake, Ind. 






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MISSIONARY HELPERS 

Left to right: Edwin Cashman, Jr., Evelyn Cashman, Evonne Cashman, all of Compton, 
California, where their daddy is pastor of the First Brethren Church; David Gow, Phoenix, 
Arizona (Grace Brethren Church); Anita Erb, Lake Odessa, Michigan (Grace Brethren 
Church). 




KNOWING YOUR MISSIONARIES— 

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Mason and part 
of their family returned to Africa for 
another term of service the early part 
of March 1963. Naomi and Steve, the 
two older children, stayed in Fort 
Wayne, Indiana, to attend school. 
Gloria, Wilma, Joyce, and a brandnew 
baby, Sharon, went back to the field 
with their parents. Gloria and Wilma 
are now at the Missionary Children's 
School. In Africa, the Masons' coming 
was a real answer to prayer — the need 
for a medical doctor was very great, 
for both their doctors had been gone 
on furlough. 



MARY MISSIONARY— 



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April 6, 1963 



I KNOW, MARV-AND THEY 

REALLY NEED ONE AT 

ICAPAWEMA,' THERE AREN'T 

ENOUG-H SCHOOLS IN BRAZIL 

AND MANY 
ICHILOREN 

PON'T GET 
ITO GO - 




I'LL PRAY THAT IT WILL BE 
STARTED SOON SO MORE 
KIDS CAN BE IN SCHOOL, 
r HOPE ALL THE MH'eRS 
WILL PRAY 
FOR THIS 
SCHOOL, 
TOO .' 




WILL you ? 




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Tent Campaign Held in Argentina 



By Rev. Robert J. Cover 



Evangelism! What a challenge— 
and what a thrill to see it done by 
the nationals themselves! Last De- 
cember the church in Corral de Bus- 
tos sponsored the Bible Institute's 
"Team of Evangelism" in a week- 
long tent campaign. Eduardo Coria, 
graduate of the institute and na- 
tional pastor at Tancacha, had 
charge of the music. Juan Colle, 
student at the institute and chalk 
artist, used his talent to attract peo- 
ple, always ending his beautiful 
chalk drawings with a positive testi- 
mony of the power of the Gospel. 
Benjamin Enricci, graduate of the 
institute, preached the Gospel each 
night, clearly presenting the claims 
of Christ. Victor Wagner, student 
of the institute and candidate of the 
Argentine Church as missionary to 
the Indians in northern Argentina, 
was general director and MC. These 
young men proved that they know 
how to work and prepare, both 
spiritually and materially, for a suc- 
cessful evangelistic campaign. Their 
presence here was an inspiration to 
the entire church. 

The campaign actually began sev- 
eral days before any services were 
held in the tent when the believers 
gathered in the church to pray and 
be challenged and instructed in their 
own responsibilities during the cam- 
paign. It had been some time since 
the last tent campaign. Interest was 
high. 



The first night the tent was packed 
and many were standing outside. 
Some 140 gathered to see what was 
going on. Four adults and four chil- 
dren made decisions the first night; 
this included an entire family. It 
was the result of several months of 
patient and faithful witnessing on 
the part of the believers. You can 
imagine the joy experienced by the 
believers who had been instrumental 
in bringing these souls to the Lord. 

Attendance stayed above one hun- 
dred every night. Many showed in- 
terest and later said they had come 
out of curiosity, but once there they 
felt they had to stay to the end of 
the service. Many who did not at- 
tend put their chairs outside on the 
sidewalk and listened to the music 
and the sermon from the large loud- 
speaker. 

Bibles and literature were sold or 
passed out. The members of the 
team made special effort to talk to 
those who seemed to be under con- 
viction or interested. Many said the 
message was the "right" message. 
Pray that this message may continue 
to work in their hearts "unto life 
everlasting." 

The campaign was expensive for 
our small church here. But none of 
the members is complaining about 
the money spent. Nor are they com- 
plaining that they had to get up 
early to be at the church at 6:30 
every morning during the campaign 



to pray. In fact, after the campaign 
they wanted to continue the early- 
morning meetings one more day for 
a special thanksgiving service. Later 
the team wrote to the church ex- 
pressing their appreciation and ask- 
ing for special prayer as they con- 
tinue with their evangelistic efforts 
in various places. They mentioned 
especially the early-morning prayer 
meetings as a real source of encou- 
ragement and blessing. 

The church is showing results to- 
day. Attendance has increased. Spe- 
cial classes on personal evangelism 
are being held. Believers are work- 
ing with their friends and neighbors. 
There is a growing sense of respon- 
sibility among the believers, which 
is indeed gratifying. 

This campaign was a national ven- 
ture. The church sponsored it. The 
national young men held the meet- 
ings. The believers themselves felt 
the urgent responsibility to invite 
their friends. And the national 
church will be reaping the benefits 
from the campaign and others like 
it for many years to come. 

Has missionary work been worth- 
while in Argentina? Yes, indeed! 
This campaign was the result of 
years of hard and faithful labor here 
in Corral to establish a church; years 
of planning and teaching in the Bible 
Institute; years of faithfully show- 
ing through daily living the power 
of the Gospel; and years of praying 
and giving generously and sacrifi- 
cially on the part of God's people in 
the States. Many have had their part 
in this campaign. 

We might ask ourselves if we want 
campaigns like this to continue. I 
am convinced we do. 





WfWRICUS TODAS LIS )iO(MSA.ik 



LIBRE 



The team, left to right as mentioned in article. The four formed a quartet and spent much time in prayer and preparation for 
evening meetmgs. At right, sign announcing special meetings in the "Evangelical Tent." 



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Brethren Foreign Missions 



FOREIGN MISSIONARY DIRECTORY 



AFRICA 

Balzer. Mr. and Mrs. Albert W., Mission Evangelique, Yaloke 

via Bangui. Central African Republic. 
Beaver, Rev. and Mrs. S. Wayne, B.P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, 

Central African Republic. 
Cochran, Miss Rosella, B. P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, Central African 

Republic. 
Cone, Rev. and Mrs. George E., Bossembele via Bangui, Central 

African Republic. 
Cripe, Miss Mary, B.P. 36. Bossangoa via Bangui, Central African 

RepubUc. 
Garber, Rev. and Mrs. Martin M., Bossangoa via Bangui, Central 

African Republic. 
Geske, Miss Edith. B . P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, Central African 

Republic 
Goodman, Rev. and Mrs. Marvin L., B. P 13, Bozoum via Bangui, 

Central African Republic. 
Habegger, Miss Mary Ann, B.P. 36, Bossangoa via Bangui, Central 

African Republic. 
Hocking, Rev. and Mrs Donald G.. B. P. 13. Bozoum via Bangui, 

Central African Republic. 
Kennedy, Mrs. Minnie, B.P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, Central 

African Republic. 
Kent, Miss Ruth, B.P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, Central African 

Republic. 
Kllever, Rev. and Mrs. J. P.. B.P. 240, Bangui. Central African 

RepubUc. 
Mason, Dr. and Mrs. Harold A., B. P. 36, Bossangoa via Bangui, 

Central African Republic. 
Miller, Rev. and Mrs. Donald F., Bozoimi via Bangui, Central 

African Republic. 
Miller, Miss Lois, Mission Evangelique, Yaloke via Bangui, Central 

African Republic. 
Mishler, Miss Marie, Bouca via Bangui, Central African Republic. 
Ringler, Miss Lois, B. P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, Central African 

Republic. 
Bobbins, Dr. and Mrs. Austin, B.P. 36, Bossangoa via Bangui, Central 

African Republic. 
Schimiacher, Miss Evelyn, Mission Evangelique, Yaloke via Bangui, 

Central African Republic. 
Sheldon, Rev. and Mrs. C. B., Mission a N'Zoro, Bocaranga via 

Bangui, Central African Republic. 
Snyder, Rev. and Mrs. Roy B., Bouca via Bangui, Central African 

Republic. 
Thurston, Miss Marian. Mission a N'Zoro, Bocaranga via Bangui, 

Central African Republic. 
Williams, Rev. and Mrs. Robert S., Batangafo via Bangui, Cen- 
tral African Republic. 

ARGENTINA 

Bishop, Rev. and Mrs. Donald E., 1. Arias 3360, Castelar, F.N.D.F.S., 

Argentina, S. A. 
Churchill, Rev. and Mrs. Jack B., Remedlos de Escalada 74, Rio 

Tercero, F.C.B.M., Prov. Cordoba, Argentina, S. A. 
Cover. Rev. and Mrs. Robert J., Reconquista 178, Corral de Bustos, 

F.C.N.G.B.M., Argentina, S. A. 
Fay. Rev. and Mrs. E. N., c/o Schrock, Calle 10, No. 90, Barrio 

Parque Velez Sarsfield. Cordoba. Argentina, S. A. 
Hoyt, Rev. and Mrs. Solon W.. Chiclana 1074. Don Bosco. F.C.G.R.. 

Argentina, S. A. 
Maconaghy. Rev. and Mrs. Hill. Quintana 353. Adrogue. F.C.G.R.. 

Argentina. S. A. 
Marshall. Rev. and Mrs. James B.. Circunscripcion 4. Seccion 4. 

Manzana 9. Casa 6. Ciudad General Belgrano. Argentina. S. A. 



Miller. Rev. and Mrs. Clark W.. San Martin 254. Huinca Renanco. 

F.C.N.G.B.M.. Prov. Cordoba, Argentina, S. A. 
Schrock, Rev. and Mrs. Lynn D., Calle 10, No. 90, Barrio Parque 

Velez Sarsfield. Cordoba. Argentina. S. A. 
Sickel. Mrs. Loree. Rivadavia 433. Rio Cuarto. F.C.N.G.B.M.. Prov. 

Cordoba, Argentina. S. A. 

BRAZIL 

Hulse. Miss Barbara. Caixa Postal 861. Belem. Para. Brazil. 
Maycumber. Rev. and Mrs. Randall E.. Macapa, Terr. Federal do 

Amapa, Brazil. 
Zielasko. Rev. and Mrs. John W.. Caixa Postal 861, Belem. Para. 

Brazil. 

FRANCE 

Fogle. Rev. and Mrs. P. Fredrick, 5. square de la Source, Francon- 
ville (S. & O.), France. 

HAWAII 

Leech, Rev. and Mrs. Edmund M., 98-404 Fonohale St., Aiea, Oahu, 

Hswsii 
Tresise, Rev. and Mrs. Foster R., 95-303 Waioni St., Wahiawa, Oahu. 

Hawaii. 

MEXICO 

Edmiston, Rev. and Mrs. Sibley M., 519 Sunset Lane, San Ysidro, 

CaUf., U.S.A. 
Guerena. Rev. and Mrs. Phillip. P. O. Box 588. Winona Lake. Ind. 
Haag. Rev. and Mrs. Walter E., 439 Sunset Lane, San Ysidro. CaUf.. 

U.S.A. 
Howard, Rev. and Mrs. A. L.. 406 Mary Ave., Calexico, Calif.. U.S.A. 

PUERTO RICO 

Brenneman. Rev. and Mrs. Maxwell H.. P. O. Box 10144. Caparra 

Heights, P. R. 
Dickson. Rev. and Mrs. G. James. Box 1103. Hato Rey. P. R. 

IN THE UNITED STATES 

Abel. Miss Bertha. 2113 Gilmore. Columbus. Ind. 

Altig. Rev. and Mrs. J. Keith. 9214 Elm Vista. Apt. E. Downey, 

Calif. 
Bickel, Miss Florence, 105 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, Ind. 
Burk. Rev. and Mrs. Bill A.. P. O. Box 588. Winona Lake. Ind. 
Byron, Miss Grace, 105 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, Ind. 
Dowdy. Rev. and Mrs. J. Paul. P. O. Box 104. Winona Lake. Ind. 
Emmert. Miss Mary. Dallas Center. Iowa. 
Foster. Mrs. Rose. 105 Seminary Dr.. Winona Lake. Ind. 
Jobson. Dr. and Mrs. Orville D.. P. O. Box 420. Winona Lake. Ind. 
Johnson. Rev. and Mrs. George A.. P. O. Box 588. Winona Lake. 

Ind. 
Julien. Rev. and Mrs. Thomas T.. 403 W. North St.. Arcanum, Ohio. 
Miller. Rev. and Mrs. Edward D.. 221 Cloverdale Ave., Modesto. 

Calif. 
Nielsen, Miss Johanna, 1819 Puie Ave., Long Beach 6, Calif. 
Snyder, Miss Ruth, 211 Second St.. Conemaugh. Pa. 
Spangler. Mr. and Mrs. Donald A.. 101 — 1th St.. Winona Lake. Ind. 
Taber, Dr. and Mrs. Floyd W., 101 — 4th St., Winona Lake. Ind. 
Tyson. Miss Elizabeth. 105 Seminary Dr.. Winona Lake. Ind. 



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Philadelphia, Pa. (Firs t) $43.68 

Lancaster, Pa ^^^^^|K. 34.79 

Warsaw, Ind ^^^ 34.01 

Dayton, Ohio (North Riverdale) 32.81 

Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) 27.86 

Vandalia, Ohio 27.82 

Wooster, Ohio 27.68 

Winona Lake, Ind 26.28 

Middiebranch, Ohio 25.37 

Rittman, Ohio 23.92 

Whittier, Calif. (Community) 23.21 

Modesto, Calif. (LaLoma) 23.08 

Dallas Center, Iowa 22.50 



Beaumont, Calif. 
Fort Lauderdale, 
Mansfield, Ohio 
Danville, Ohio 



22.16 

Fla 21.68 

(Grace) 21.68 

21.15 

Conemaugh, Pa. (Pike) 20.67 

Berne, Ind 20.56 

San Jose, Calif 19.80 

Sidney, Ind 19.49 

Waynesboro, Pa 18.72 

Conemaugh, Pa 17.90 

Norwalk, Calif 17.69 

Fort Wayne, Ind. (First) 17.18 

Accident, Md 16.97 

Osceola, Ind 16.83 

Sunnyside, Wash 16.78 

Rora,' Ind 16.67 

South Bend, Ind 16.44 

Portis, Kans 16.05 

Long Beach, Calif. (North) 15.92 

Everett, Pa. 15.70 

Ankenytown, Ohio 15.47 

Johnstown, Pa. (First) 15.45 

Long Beach, Calif. (First) 15.42 

Modesto, Calif. (Community) 15.38 

Garwin, Iowa 15.29 

Inglewood, Calif 15.10 

Ashland, Ohio 14.53 

Long Beach, Calif. (Los Altos) 14.45 

Compton, Calif 14.13 

Wheaton, 111 14.07 



44. LaVeme, Calif 13.95 

45. Paramount, Calif 13.90 

46. Waterloo, Iowa 13.52 

47. Palmyra, Pa 13.05 

48. Lake Odessa, Mich 12.96 

49. Meyersdale, Pa 12.55 

50. South Pasadena, Calif 12.23 

51. Bellflower, Calif 12.16 

52. York, Pa 11.67 

53. Allentovm, Pa 1 1.54 

54. Hollidaysburg, Pa. (Vicksburg) 11.27 

55. Duncansville, Pa 1 1.03 

56. Sacramento, Calif 10.97 

57. Elkhart, Ind 10.89 

58. Dayton, Ohio (First) 10.66 

59. Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) 10.62 

60. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 10.42 

61. Winona, Minn 10.41 

62. Clayton, Ohio 10.40 

63. Harrah, Wash 9.84 

64. Rialto, Calif 9.78 

65. Kittanning, Pa. (First) 9.72 

66. Denver, Colo 9.56 

67. Montclair, Calif 9.53 

68. Hagerstown, Md. (Calvary) 9.48 

69. Trotwood, Ohio 9.43 

70. Phoenix, Ariz 9.41 

71. Hatboro, Pa 9.39 

72. Albany, Oreg 9.36 

73. Los Angeles, Calif. (Community) 9.30 

74. Bell, Calif 9.27 

75. Glendale, Calif 9.22 

76. Roanoke, Va. (Ghent) 9.20 

77. Winchester, Va 9.07 

78. Gardena, Calif 8.93 

79. Akron, Ohio (First) 8.88 , 

80. Clay City, Ind 8.87 

81. Goshen, Ind 8.86 

82. Listie, Pa 8.86 

83. Jefferson Center, Pa 8.71 

84. Grandview, Wash 8.65 

85. Homerville, Ohio 8.57 

86. Jenners, Pa 8.36 

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87. Norton Village, Ohio 8.30 133. 

88. Seatde, Wash 8.23 134. 

89. Harrisburg, Pa 8.17 135. 

90. Cleveland, Ohio 7.86 136. 

91. Tucson, Ariz 7.63 137. 

92. Altoona, Pa. (First) 7.59 138. 

93. Seal Beach, Calif 7.42 139. 

94. Englewood, Ohio 7.38 140. 

95. Portland, Oreg 7.24 141. 

96. Leesburg, Ind 7.13 142. 

97. Chico, Calif 7.11 143. 

98. Soudi Gate, Calif 7.09 144. 

99. Yakima, Wash 7.04 145. 

100. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 6.79 146. 

101. Toppenish, Wash 6.68 147. 

102. Lansing, Mich 6.54 148. 

103. Tracy, CaHf 6.52 149. 

104. Troy, Ohio 6.48 150. 

105. Fillmore, Calif 6.47 151. 

106. Findlay, Ohio 6.47 152. 

107. Alto, Mich 6.43 153. 

108. Fort Wayne, Ind. (Grace) 6.42 154. 

109. Peru. Ind 6.41 155. 

110. New Troy, Mich 6.38 156. 

111. Canton, Ohio 6.25 157. 

112. Akron, Ohio (Fairlawn) 6.24 158. 

113. Washington, Pa 6.20 159. 

114. Whittier, Calif. (First) 6.09 160. 

115. Sterling, Ohio 6.07 161. 

116. Grand Rapids, Mich 5.80 162. 

117. Gallon, Ohio 5.72 163. 

118. Jackson, Mich 5.70 164. 

119. Martinsburg, W. Va 5.56 165. 

120. Dayton, Ohio (Patterson Park) 5.54 166. 

121. Altoona, Pa. (Grace) 5.43 167. 

122. Hopewell, Pa 5.40 168. 

123. Trout Lake, Mich. (Ozark) 5.38 169. 

124. Parkersburg, W. Va 5.30 170. 

125. Martinsburg, Pa 5.19 171. 

126. Limestone, Tenn 5.15 172. 

127. Conemaugh, Pa. (Singer Hill) 5.14 173. 

128. Margate, Fla 5.13 174. 

129. Brookville, Ohio 5.01 175. 

130. Fremont, Ohio (Grace) 4.84 176. 

131. Berrien Springs, Mich 4.70 177. 

132. Aleppo, Pa 4.69 178. 



Uniontown, Pa 4.56 

Anaheim, Calif 4.51 

Dayton, Ohio (Huber Heights) 4.50 

Buena Vista, Va 4.50 

Mansfield, Ohio (Woodville) 4.44 

Westminster, Calif 4.28 

Albuquerque, N. Mex 4.15 

Camden, Ohio 3.95 

Hagerstown, Md. (Gay Street) 3.91 

Kittanning, Pa. (Nordi Buffalo) 3.84 

Cheyenne, Wyo 3.62 

Johnstown, Pa. (Riverside) 3.60 

Johnson City, Tenn 3.46 

Elyria, Ohio 3.43 

San Diego, Calif 3.42 

Virginia Beach, Va 3.32 

Covington, Va 3.28 

Temple City, Calif 3.24 

Leon, Iowa 3.07 

Hollins. Va. 2.95 

North English, Iowa (Pleasant Grove) . 2.93 

Johnstown, Pa. (Geistown) 2.88 

Alexandria, Va 2.88 

Roanoke, Va. (Wash. Heights) 2.78 

Spokane, Wash 2.68 

Roanoke, Va. (Clearbrook) 2.58 

Radford, Va 2.38 

Kettering, Ohio 2.35 

Meyersdale, Pa. (Summit Mills) 2.21 

Taos, N. Mex 2.03 

Clayhole, Ky 2.03 

Hastings, Mich 1.92 

San Bernardino, Calif 1.90 

Kokomo, Ind 1.80 

West Covina, Calif 1.79 

Dayton, Ohio (Grace) 1.72 

Beaver City, Nebr 1.65 

Artesia, Calif 1.43 

Davenport, Iowa 1.34 

Seven Fountains, Va 98 

Riner, Va 86 

Stoystown, Pa. (Reading) 80 

West Alexandria, Ohio 80 

Grafton, W. Va 72 

Roanoke, Va. (Garden City) 68 

Covington, Ohio 05 



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Congratulations to SMM From the WMC 



B-irthday greetings, warm and true, 

From loving hearts we send to you; 

I-ncluded also is our prayer 

For blessings in the tasks you share, 

R-eminding you that day by day 

We want to help along the way; 

T-hat we true mothers want to be 
Guiding as each need we see. 

H-ow our hearts are filled with cheer 
In SMM as year by year 

D-aughters you have proved to be. 
Serving Christ so faithfully. 

A-11 the love of Christ you've shown. 

All the precious Seed you've sown, 

Y-ielding lives — lost ones to bring. 

Makes our lips with praises sing. 




By Mrs. 
Thomas Hammers 

National WMC President 



A 

S^iftietli 
t^nniveisary 

T 



G-reetings to each patroness: 

God's wisdom may you each possess; 

R-ichly may His blessings flow 

As strength and guidance He bestows. 

E-very Little Sister small. 

Junior, Middler, Senior, all; 

E-ach one is included too 

In our greeting now to you. 

T-hanks we bring for goals you've met. 
Thanks for each objective set; 

I-n each day that lies ahead 

May you by His Word be fed, 

N-ot desiring your own way 

But whatever He may say. 

G-od has blessed for fifty years 

Thru your joy and thru your tears; 

S-omething has each day been done, 

Someone to the Lord you've won. 



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Devotional 
Theme 



daughter, we wanted to make sure 
the decision was the one the Lord 
would have us make, for it would 
be our financial income. We prayed 
about it and were confident that the 
Lord would answer our prayers. We 
found a song that meant much to 
us during this time of waiting: 
"Every prayer will find its answer, 

Every earnest, trusting plea; 

Pray, and know that God is 
faithful, 




ON THE LORD 



"Wait on the Lord: be of good 
courage, and he shall strengthen 
thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord" 
(Ps. 27:14). Many times the hardest 
lesson for Christians to learn is to 
wait on the Lord. We become in- 
volved and surrounded by our daily 
activities and when important de- 
cisions arise, we pray about them 
and expect our answer the next 
day, or the next week, and at least 
before the end of a month. How- 
ever, the Lord has many lessons to 
teach us in waiting for His answer. 
This was my experience in October 
of last year. The Lord taught me 
to have patience— "But if we hope for 
that we see not, then do we with 
patience wait for it" (Rom. 8:25). 

My husband received an offer 
for another position in another town. 
We were happily settled where we 
were. We had prayed that the Lord 
would direct us to a city where there 
was a Brethren church, and that is 
where we were. The fellowship was 
wonderful. Now it seemed the Lord 
was opening another door for us. 
But it would mean leaving the 
Brethren church and our Christian 
friends. It would also mean leaving 
a good job for my husband, although 
seemingly for a better one. One, 
however, doesn't easily leave behind 
a job that has provided you with 
your material needs. With a baby 

Aoril 6. 1963 



Tho' the world unfaithful be. 
"He has promised "Whatsoever 
Ye shall ask, ye shall receive'; 
Naught shall fail of blest 

fulfillment, 
If we steadfastly believe." 
We waited for what seemed for- 
ever to us, but was in reality just 
two months. During those two 



months, the Lord taught me the need 
of patience in my life. It was a won- 
derful lesson, and the Lord became 
nearer to me through prayer and 
the study of His Word. I am confi- 
dent that the Lord had a purpose 
in our waiting, and I know now 
that if we trust in Him, He shall 
direct our paths and guide us con- 
tinually. 

In December the Lord revealed to 
us in a definite way that we should 
move. With mixed emotions we ac- 
cepted this as His wall, and we are 
now trusting Him to use us for His 
glory in a new community. We are 
not in a town with a Brethren 
church, but we have found fellow- 
ship with other Christians here. We 
are near The Brethren Church in 
Waterloo, and we trust we will be 
able to attend there. 

We truly thank the Lord for His 
leading and we can say: "Blessed 
be the Lord, who daily loadeth us 
with benefits, even the God of our 
salvation" (Ps. 68:19). 
"Only fear the Lord, and serve him 
in truth with all your heart: for con- 
sider how great things he hath done 
for you" (I Sam. 12:24). 



MISSIONARY BIRTHDAYS FOR JUNE 
AFRICA- 
Rev. S. Wayne Beaver June 2 

B.P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui. Central African Republic 

Mrs. Marvin L. Goodman, Jr. June 12 

B.P. 13, Bozoum via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Rev. Martin M. Garber June 14 

Bossangoa via Bangui. Centtral African Republic 

Rev. Roy B. Snyder June 15 

Bouca via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Miss Marie Mishler June 19 

Bouca via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Mrs. Harold A. Mason June 26 

B.P. 36, Bossangoa via Bangui, Central African Republic 

PL7ERT0 RICO- 
Mrs. G. James Dickson June 27 

Box 1103, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 

IN THE UNITED STATES- 
Mrs. Rose A. Foster June 9 

105 Seminary Drive. Winona Lake, Indiana 

Rev. Thomas T. Julian J"ne 27 

403 West North Street. Arcanum, Ohio 

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^^SijHcJn Countdown 



(WMC Ed. Note: This play by 
Mrs. Smith is suitable to be pre- 
sented by local SMM girls in 
commemoration of the organiza- 
ton's 50th birthday. It can be 
used anytime during the year, but 
is especially suitable this spring.) 



Scene I 

Place: The home of Mrs. Mary 
Bauman in Philadelphia. 

Time: The 1890's. 

Characters: Mrs. Mary Bauman, 
pastor's wife. Teen-age girls: Evelyn, 
Janice, Patricia, Vivien, and Doris. 
Also, as many other girls as you wish 
to use, the more the better. 

Costumes: Old fashioned, if pos- 
sible, or the hair-do's, blouses, and 
skirts could suggest this. 

Properties: Each girl carries a 
Bible. 

As the scene opens, Mrs. Bauman 
is seated in a comfortable chair and 
has a small stand pulled up in front 
of her. It has a Bible, some papers, 
and a pencil on it. She looks around 
the room, counting the chairs, nods 
her head as if satisfied, and the door- 
bell rings (or a knock wall do). She 
answers the door. 

Mrs. B. "Hello, girls, come in." 

Evelyn. "About half of us are 
here, Mrs. Bauman, the rest are meet- 
ing at Pat's house and are coming 
over from there." 

Mrs. B. "Oh, that's fine-if I know 
Patricia, they'll be along any minute. 
My, but it's good to see so many of 
you. Find some chairs, girls, and 
make yourselves at home." (The 
doorbell rings (or knock). "Here they 
are now," and she goes to the door. 
"Come in, girls, the others got here 
just a few minutes ago." 

Pat. "I'm glad we're not late, we 
all planned to get here on time. 
We're really excited about this new 
venture!" 

(While Pat is talking, the girls find 
seats and Pat sits down, too.) 

Mrs. B. 'Tou have no idea how 
thrilled I am to see so many of my 

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National WMC Assistant Secretary 

favorite girls here today. For a long 
time now, I've felt the need of an 
activity for girls that would not only 
deepen your spiritual lives, but 
would help you spread the Gospel to 
other girls and women." 

Janice. "Mrs. Bauman, I can think 
of two girls right now that I could 
invite, if we have more meetings just 
for girls." 

Vivien. "I do, too, Mrs. Bauman. 
I have a neighbor girl and her cousin 
who don't go anywhere to church. 
I know they'd love to come." 

Evelyn. "This is wonderful, Mrs. 
Bauman, we can be real missionaries 
right here! How often can we meet? 
What shall we call ourselves?" 

Mrs. B. "Whoa, girls, slow down; 
I appreciate your enthusiasm, but 
let us take one step at a time. First, 
let's bow our heads in silent prayer, 
ask God to show us what He would 
have us do, and how He would have 
us to do it. [All heads bowed a 
moment.] Mrs. B. continues— 

"I've chosen a particular Bible 
reading today, and I want us to 
read it in unison; please turn to Luke 
10:38 to 42 in your Bibles." 
(All read together.) 

Pat. "Our LORD loved both Mary 
and Martha, didn't He— and they 
both loved Him, but they served 
Him in different ways." 

Mrs. B. "Yes, Patricia, that's true. 
Does this message from God's Word 
give you any ideas about your group 
here?" 

Evelyn. "It makes we wonder why 
we couldn't call ourselves 'Missionary 
Sisters' because we'll be serving Him 
in different ways." 

Mrs. B. "Thank you, Evelyn, but 
I think it's more important, just now, 



to decide on when to have our devo- 
tional meetings, and where." 

Doris. "Mrs. Bauman, could we, 
perhaps, meet on Sunday morning 
before the church service? If we in- 
vite guests, they'd stay for services." 

Mrs. B. "Very good thinking, 
Doris, thank you. What do some 
of the rest of you think about that?" 
(All nod heads with vigor.) 

Evelyn. "Oh, yes, let's meet every 
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, that's 
before our church service! (All girls 
say "yes" or "yes, let's.") 

Mrs. B. "Tbank you, girls, that's 
just what we'll do, and once every 
so often, I want all of you to come 
back here for a social time together." 

Pat. "Mrs. Bauman, we want to 
thank you for loving us enough to 
help us have our own missionary 
work for our LORD." 

End of Scene 1 

(Note: While the players are leaving the 
stage, the director may read the following: 

"These meetings continued for several 
years. When Rev. and Mrs. Louis Bauman 
moved west. Mrs. Ive Kolb became their 
leader. There were thirty-five charter mem- 
bers of this first Sisterhood who were then 
called the Ive Kolb Auxiliary." 

"Like a rocket through space, our 
countdown has reached the year 1963, and 
we are at Winona Lake, in the living room 
of Joyce, the national president of SMM 
as we know it today.") 

Scene II 

Place: Winona Lake, Indiana (the 
home of Joyce) 

Time. A Saturday in April of 1963. 

Characters: National officers of 
SMM: Joyce, (pres.); Linda, (vice 
pres.); Paulette, (sec'y.); DeAnna, 
(treas.); Rosalie, (editor); Nancy, 
(lit. sec'y). 

When this scene opens, the six 
girls are seated around the living 
room having an informal chat about 
one of their favorite subjects— the 
Sisterhood of Mary and Martha. 

Joyce. "I'm glad all of you could 
make it over here today. It isn't often 
we can get together just for fun— 
we usually have to carry on a busi- 
ness meeting." 

Rosalie. "Or, as editor, I'm trying 
to round you up for an article or 
two. 

Nancy. "Speaking of articles, I was 
reading about our National SMM 
work, how it started, and so forth— 
do any of you know when the Na- 
tional work began?" 

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Joyce: "I hate to spoil your info, 
but I read it, too. It was in 1913 and 
there were twenty-one SMM's." 

Paulette. "Think of it, we weren't 
even bom yet!" * 

Nancy. "And only twenty-one 
Sisterhoods— I should have been in 
charge of literature then, I wouldn't 
have had half the work!" 

DeAnna. "I'll say you wouldn't, 
there are 275 now, and my job as 
treasurer would have been a cinch." 

Linda. "Say, this is our birthday 
month— remember it honors the first 
SMM that was organized back in 
Philadelphia." 

Joyce. "That reminds me of the 
very first covenant; I copied it off 
and put it in my Bible just this 
week. Here it is: "I will not cease to 
make offerings of prayer, time, and 
money to the end that the daughters 
of sorrow in every land may know 
the love of Jesus." 

Paillette. "That sounds funny com- 
pared to the way we say it today, but 
the thought is the same." 

Joyce. "While we've been talk- 
ing, I've made a discovery. During 
the years I've been in SMM, the 
covenant has become part of me. 
Whenever I need inspiration, I just 
get out my 1963 version and read 
it." 

Rosalie. "How about that! I do the 
same thing. I keep a copy in my 
purse [she picks up her purse and 
takes out the copy, talking all the 
while]. I'm enthused about every- 
thing in Sisterhood from the slogan 
"Do God's Will" to the benediction! 
It's all Bible centered, and our 
studies and topics are the greatest! 
Let me read our Covenant to you 
right now, O.K. [some girls nod, 
some say, 'O.K.' Rosalie reads very 
clearly with much understanding] 

"Grateful diat I know the Christ, 
and trusting in His help, I will en- 
deavor to be a living testimony unto 
Him; to serve others; to do unto 
others as I would have others do unto 
me. I will be mindful that vast mil- 
lions of girls and women have not 
heard the tidings of great joy, and 
for these I will not cease to make 
offering of prayer, time, and money 
that they may know the love of Jesus. 

In loving remembrance of my Mas- 
ter, I gladly enter this covenant." 

THE END 



An Experience That Drew Me Close to the Lord 

By Mrs. Henry Rempel, Norwalk, California 



The Bible is filled with many ex- 
periences which the Lord sent to His 
own to draw them close to himself. 
Adam, Abraham, Noah, Moses, Job, 
the Aposde Paul, and coundess others 
attended God's school of child train- 
ing. It might be far better to ask 
for an experience of one of the above, 
rather than to ask for one of us to 
tell how the Lord brought us close 
to Him. God deals in mysterious 
ways, His wonders to perform; like- 
wise He allows devious things to 
come into our lives to bring us into 
intimate and blessed fellowship with 
himself. In the midst of his trials, 
struggles, and experiences Paul 
oould say: "I can do all things 
through Christ which strengtheneth 
me" (Phil. 4:13). I like this verse 
in the Amplified New Testament 
where it reads as follows: "I have 
strength for all things in Christ who 
empowers me— I am ready for any- 
thing and equal to anything through 
Him, who infuses inner strength into 
me [that is, I am self-sufficient in 
Christ's sufficiency]." Thus we see 
that Paul was drawTi near to Christ 
in sensing His Power for every need. 

Ephesians 2:8 and 9, were the 
verses that brought me into the ex- 
perience of the new birth in Christ 
Jesus. From that time on, the Word 
of God became "Yea and Amen" 
with me. I never doubted God's 
Word, but learned that whatsoever 
God promised, He was able also to 
perform. The first real experience 
that drew me closer to the Lord was 
one that took place when I was a 
new member of the First Brethren 
Church of Canton, Ohio. I was then 
a young Christian. As such I under- 
took to visit and comfort another 
member of the church whose hus- 
band the Lord had called home. I 
tried to offer comfort from the Word 



of God. To this she replied in bit- 
terness: "Don't try to make me be- 
lieve that the Lord cares, or loves me 
and my children. He has certainly 
not proven His love." This was a 
great shock to me, and led me to a 
more careful study of the Word. 

It was not many months later, 
when I faced and passed through 
identically the same experience. My 
first husband was killed almost in- 
stantly as a conductor on the rail- 
road. Yes; I, too, did ask, "Does the 
Lord love me?" and through it all I 
found that He did. This experience 
drew me close to His precious side. 
Immediately there flashed through 
my mind so many precious verses 
and passages that brought great com- 
fort. I read I Corinthians 6:19 and 
20, which reminded me that I am 
His property, for He had purchased 
me with His blood. So since I be- 
longed to Him, my heart, mind, and 
soul v\'ere to glorify Him. Often I 
had prayed that my life might bring 
glory to His name. If this was now 
the way by which this was to be 
accomplished, I was willing to let 
Him have His way. Through it all 
the Lord proved himself faithful in 
so many ways. I learned to trust Him 
through this experience as I had 
never trusted Him before. 

Such trials teach us to understand 
what Romans 8:18 and 8:28 mean. 
God can take all things and use them 
for our betterment. Experiences and 
circumstances beyond our control, 
all come from our loving Heavenly 
Father by His permissive plan, and 
according to the good pleasure of His 
will. These He uses to bring us close 
to Him. By these He changes us 
from glory unto glory until finally 
He is finished with us here below. 

I thank the Lord for the hard 
(Continued on fage 177) 



STEP BY STEP 

God does not lead us year by year, nor even day by day. 
But "step by step" our paths unfold as He directs our way. 
Tomorrow's plans are never sure, we only know this minute. 
But He will say. "This is the way. by faith now walk ye in it " 
And we are glad that this is so. todays are ample to bear. 
And when tomorrow comes around. His grace transcends all care. 
We shall not worry then or grieve, for God who gave His Son; 
Holds all our moments in His hand, and gives them to us one by one. 



-Anonymous 



April 6, 1963 



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Women's Missionary Council 




Above is Mrs. Masaka Foltz of 
Hagerstown, Maryland, whose un- 
usual and eventful testimony was 
published in the March 9 edition of 
the Brethren Missionary Herald on 
page 122. 



WMC OFFICIARY 

President — Mrs. Thomas Hammers, 1011 
Birdseye Blvd., Fremont. Ohio. 

First Vice President (Project), Mrs. Leslie 
Moore. Box 87. Sunnyside. Wash. 

Second Vice President (Program), Mrs. 
Robert Griffith. 822 Knorr St., Philadel- 
phia 11, Pa. 

Secretary. Mrs. Jaclc Peters. 241 Bryan Pi., 
Hagerstown, Md. 

Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Williard Smith, 
400 Queen Street, Minerva. Ohio. 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer. Mrs. Robert 
Ashman, 602 Chestnut Ave., Winona Lake, 
Ind. 

Literature Secretary, Mrs. Benjamin Hamil- 
ton. Box 701. Winona Lake, Ind. 

Editor, Mrs. Norman H. Uphouse, R.R. 3. 
Warsaw. Ind. 

Prayer Chairman. Miss Elizabeth Tyson. 
105 Seminary Dr.. Winona Lake. Ind. 



HELP! HELP! 

Any district or local proj- 
ect chairman who has some 
good ideas for WMC proj- 
ects, please send them to 
National Project Chairman 
by April 30: 

Mrs. Leslie Moore 

Box 87 

Sunnyside, Washington 
The project booklet is now 
being compiled and will be 
ready for distribution at Na- 
tional Conference in August 
of this year. 



p/MC nS? 

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (La 
Loma Brethren Church). The WMC 
Birthday dinner was in February in 
the Fellowship Hall of the church, 
which was beautifully decorated, as 
were the tables, in a valentine theme. 
Over one hundred women met and 
enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner 
prepared by Charlotte Dunlap and 
her committee, and served by a num- 
ber of our young men. We were 
happy to have guests and friends 
who have not attended our meet- 
ings. 

Four of our ladies made com- 
ments on the lives of the four birth- 
day missionaries supported by WMC. 
Our main speaker was Mary Jane 
Gettke, who has a lovely contralto 
voice and a genuine testimony. She 
has made several sacred recordings 
and lives with her husband and five 
children in this locality. 

Edith Bohn 

MID-ATLANTIC DISTRICT. 
March first really came in like a 
lion in this part of the country, for 



it rained, then snowed, and then 
sleeted. In spite of this, 111 men, 
women, and children met ait the First 
Brethren Church in Washington, D. 
C. The Fellowship Rally had been 
planned to better acquaint our hus- 
bands with the work of WMC and 
to share the blessings we have had 
in studying "Kept by the Power of 
God." 

The Lord had burdened our hearts 
to support a Navajo child for one 
year, and so the Navajos were the 
theme of this rally. Instead of using 
a mission study, we presented, "Bahi's 
First Day in Mission School." The 
offering amounted to $131, and 
several councils were not able to re- 
port because of the weather. 

Each council brought something 
for refreshments, and a real time 
of fellowship was enjoyed after the 
presentation of the program. We 
praise the Lord for His goodness in 
allowing us to share the spiritual and 
material things He has given us. 
Mrs. Leonard Shingleton 




NATIONAL tXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 



This committee of ten met at Wi- 
nona Lake March 7 and 8 to make 
plans for National WMC work. The 
group above is pictured during the 
noon hour on Thursday. Left to 
right: Mrs. Robert Griffith, Mrs. 
Ben Hamilton, Mrs. Jack Peters, 
Mrs. Norman Uphouse, Mrs. Wil- 



174 



Hard Smith, Mrs. Thomas Hammers, 
Mrs. T. R. Henning, Mrs. Rose Fos- 
ter, Miss Elizabeth Tyson, Mrs. 
Leslie Moore, Mrs. Robert Ashman, 
and Mrs. Harold Etling. Mrs. Fos- 
ter and Mrs. Etling were guests. 
(Photo hy Gary Austin, Grace Col- 
lege.) 

Bretliren Missionary Herald 



Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 



LOOKING TO JESUS ... IN HAWAII 
By Mrs. Earl Wagner 



My voice shalt thou hear In the morning, O Lord; in the morn- 
ing will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 




"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, 
and a light unto my path" (Ps. 119: 
105). How thankful I am that I 
have a light to guide me in my 
Christian life here on earth— the 
precious Holy Bible, the Word of 
God. I am thankful that I know the 
living Word, the Lord Jesus him- 
self, who promises never to leave 
me or forsake me. 

We send our greetings to you from 
across the miles. Our prayer for you 
is that you might know our wonder- 
ful Lord and that each day as you 
read His Word you will be led by 
His marvelous light. 

I have been asked to share with 
you, Sisterhood girls, a glimpse of the 
Hawaiian mission field, die place 
where the Bible is given here. As 
you may know, these islands were 
at one time considered Christianized. 
But, down through the years they 
have become a melting pot of races 
who have brought with them their 
pagan religious beliefs. Every nation 
of the Orient and Asia is represented. 
In Honolulu alone there are more 
than 200 idol temples. Cults, such 
as you know on the mainland, are 
working to win the masses to their 
beliefs. It has been estimated that 
only 3 percent of the population has 
been reached with the saving Gospel 
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

It is surprising and alarming, too, 
to realize that we have boys and girls 
who know nothing about the Bible. 



Some of them know that it is a book, 
and that is all. My first spring here 
I had two child evangelism classes 
in the Kailua area. After teaching 
the Easter story, I asked in one of 
the classes if there was anyone who 
had never heard this Easter story be- 
fore. To my surprise there were five 
children who had never heard the 
story of how Jesus died for our sins, 
arose the third day, and is now living 
and wants to be our Saviour. What 




Mrs. Wagner 

a joy it was to see eight children let 
Jesus into their hearts that day! 

In this land of bountiful sunshine 
there is much spiritual darkness. To 
many even among those who call 
themselves Christian the Bible is a 
closed book. They know only what 
they are told about the Bible. 

Last year in the class that I taught 
here in my home, I had children of 
many religions. While talking of 
the Bible and teaching them that it 
was God's Holy Word, one little 



boy raised his hand to say this: "My 
Mother said that the Bible is God's 
love letter to us." I answered: "Your 
Mother is exacdy right, that is just 
what it is." The very next week I 
was showing this same boy how to 
find the memory verse in the Bible. 
I told him to look it up in his Bible 
when he got home. To my surprise 
he answered that he did not have 
a Bible in his home. His religion 
forbids him to read the Bible. I said: 
"Your Mother says that the Bible is 
God's love letter to us, and she does 
not even have one." 

How sad that in this nation of 
ours, some are forbidden to read the 
Bible. I am so thankful that I can 
read my own "love letter," and know 
it was meant for me. It is a privilege 
that we take for granted. 

How about you, Sisterhood girls, 
are you reading your love letter each 
day? Are you in love with the 
Author? Do you claim the precious 
promises in it as your own? As I 
think of His great love for me, my 
heart sings out with the songwriter: 
"How can I do less than give Him 
my best, after all He's done for me." 

As we live from day to day, we 
must remember that others are watch- 
ing us. As a child of God you are the 
Bible the world is reading. I think of 
the words to a song that my brother 
wrote some years ago. He called it 
"The Living Bible." 

(Continued on next page) 



April 6, 1963 



175 



Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 

First in a series of 

three by Miss Ava Schnittjer, 

Dean of Women, Grace College 



"Behold, I Set Before You an Open Door" 



The Union Station in Chicago 
has a long row of gates to different 
trains, enough to baffle one who 
hasn't traveled much. On the few 
occasions when I have been there, 
I've painstakingly checked the gate 
numbers, scrutinized the schedule 
posted high for all to see, and then 
listened carefully as train, gate num- 
ber, and departure time were called. 
When all three agreed, I felt I could 
safely proceed through the gate and 
board the waiting train. 

Union Station experiences con- 
front many young people just now; 



and the array of doors is enough to 
confuse one who has never passed 
this way before and send him to an 
experienced traveler for advice. 

Check your ticket first. If your 
destination is "to the glory of God," 
that immediately eliminates some 
doors. A careful scrutiny of the Mas- 
ter's plan will give you travel in- 
structions and guidance concerning 
departures, delays, differences, and 
destinations. Then when that inner 
witness sends out the call of faith, 
you can proceed. 

A number of jjeople are lined up 



in front of the state university gate. ' 
You can reach your destination this 
way, but I've heard that some of the 
Christian young people who choose 
this miss a connection and are side- 
tracked on the way to their goal. 

Immediate job and salary gate has 
opened to a number of travelers, too. 
It has attractions it must be admit- 
ted, and it may be right for some, 
not quite so rigorous, but it has often 
seemed more difficult to reach the 
goal by this route. 

Another gate opens just beyond. 
The group waiting before this gate 
is impressive: clear-eyed, earnest. 
You know, you can just tell that they 
will have a marvelous trip, and there 
is something about them that makes 
you think they wall arrive. There's 
the call: Grace College— a Christian 
education— improved route for the 
young person whose goal is the glory 
of God. 



There are many people in this world who 

do not have a Bible 
And millions more I know, who never 

even read it. 
The only way they have to know of Him 

of whom 'tis written, 
Is as they see lived every day the truth 

that God has given. 
Chorus 
So. Christian friend be true to God, and to 

your dear old Bible 
Remember that some soul today may 

come to trust His promise 
Because God's Spirit uses you to shed His 

light from heaven. 

You may talk about your sermons, those 
given from the pulpit. 
The Word of God is given there for 
those who'll only hear it. 
But many are too busy now — the cares 
of life possess them, 
They cannot hear they only see the Bible 
as we live it. 

By W. A. Ringler 

And so. Sisterhood girls, this 
would be our plea to you. "Christian 
friend be true to God and to your 
dear old Bible." 

As you think of Hawaii, remem- 
ber to pray for the girls here. Most 
of them do not have the Christian 
heritage you have. Many of them 
need to be convinced that the Bible 
is God's Word. They must be shown 
God's love by us who know Him. 

Pray for your missionaries who are 
working here in this land. Satan 
would discourage us if he could. 
Hold us up with your prayers. In 
doing so' you, too, will have a part in 
vidnning the lost here to the Lord. 



Kfy^ r f'iT?7."'rc3a 




ANNOUNCEMENT 
SMM National Conference 



Calling all SMM girls to the National SMM Conference, 

August 12-18, Winona Lake, Indiana. Come and celebrate the 

fiftieth anniversary of SMM. 

— Present — 

All SMM groups: College, Senior, Middler, Junior, Little 
Sisters will be expected. 

—Post- 
All WMC women who were once SMM girls. This is your 
special invitation to attend this happy experience at conference. 

(Note: Watch for further announcements.) 



Suggested Program for May 



Bible Study: 

"Keep Looking Up ... in Solitude" 
Junior-Mrs. Albert W. Balzer 
Middler-Mrs. Glenn Baker 
Senior— Mrs. Donald E. Cale 

Mission Study: 

"Looking to Jesus ... in Hawaii" 
Mrs. Earl Wagner 



Memory Verse: 

Philippians 4:6 



Emblem: 
Bible 



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Brethren Missionary Herald 



Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 



Reporting^ 



I 



DES MOINES, lOWA-The 
Junior-Middler girls planned a Hallo- 
ween party inviting the BYF, Boys 
Brigade, and Sunday school. Seventy- 
eight were there. They gave prizes, 
had games, films, and refreshments. 
At Thanksgiving a seventeen-pound 
turkey was given to a family of the 
church that had been in an accident. 
Later at a Christmas party the girls 
wrapped gifts of jeans and shoes for 
a needy family. The girls had also 
used trading stamps to provide per- 
sonal gifts for them and donated 
food. The gifts were given when 
the group visited the family, singing 
carols, and reading together from the 
Bible. 

LIMESTONE, TENNESSEE - 
The SMM of the Vernon Brethren 
Church had an all-day meeting. In 
the forenoon the group had their 
regular devotional meeting. Then, a 
covered dish meal was served at 
noon. Next the older group made 
beanies for the Litde Sisters while 
the Middlers made surgery wrap- 
pers. The Juniors cut dental bibs 
while the Little Sisters learned to 
embroidery. There were fifteen 
present. 

The Little Sisters gave gifts for 
the missionary chest at Christmas. 

BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHI- 
GAN—A total of eighteen girls have 
met the membership requirements 
for either the Little Sisters, the Jun- 
ior, or the Middler group after a 
period of discontinuance. In Decem- 
ber the Middler girls went Christ- 
mas caroling after their SMM devo- 
tional meeting, and invited the other 
groups. At the December meeting 
they presented the pastor's family 
with a nice box of canned goods. 
The Little Sisters are busy cutting 
out their pictures and learning 
about some of the missionaries. 

PLEASANT GROVE, lOWA- 
In March the Senior girls prepared 
a dinner. They worked in pairs and 
served the particular item they had 
prepared. The menu: orange cup 
appetizers, baked ham with pine- 



apple rings, baked potatoes, creamed 
peas. Heavenly Hash, hot rolls, and 
cherry or apple pie. Proper table 
setting was discussed. Two girls 
served as host and hostess. After 
everything was cleaned up, the girls 
worked on beanies to be sent to 
Africa. They had a bowling party in 
November, and at Christmas they 
held a short service at one of the 
local nursing homes. The girls are 
writing essays on Brethren doctrine 
to be displayed at the public service 
in April. 

LISTIE, PENNSYLVANIA-The 
Junior-Senior girls sponsored a 
Thanksgiving service with each girl 
participating. At Christmas they had 
a sing and pizza party, and fixed a 
sunshine box for a lady of the church. 
They entertained the Reading 
Church SMM at the February meet- 
ing. The girls have completed their 
beanies and surgical wrappers. 

The Junior sent an offering for the 
support of a Navajo girl. Instead of 
exchanging gifts at Christmas, they 
sent her a package. 



An Experience 

(Continued from page 173) 

things in my life. With Paul I want 
to say, most gladly will I therefore 
glory in my experiences that the 
power of Christ may rest upon me. 
I walk with Him daily, giving thanks 
and praise for the good things, as 
well as the testings and trials. 



SMM NATIONAL OFFICERS 

President — Joyce Ashman. 602 Chestnut 
St.. Winonn Lake. Ind. 

Vice President — Linda Moore, c/o Breth- 
ren Youth Council, Box 617, Winona Lake, 
Ind. 

General Secretary — Paulette Macon, c/o 
Brethren Youth Council, Box 617, Winona 
Lake, Ind. 

Treasurer — Dee Anna Caldwell, c/o Breth- 
ren Youth Council, Box 617, Winona Lake, 
Ind. 

Editor — Rosalie Ash, c/o Brethren Youth 
Council, Box 617, Winona Lake, Ind. 

Literature Secretary — Nancy McMunn, 
c/o Brethren Youth Council, Box 617, Win- 
ona Lake, Ind. 

Program Chairman — Mrs. Tom Inman, 
590 S. Dale Ct., Denver 19, Colo. 

Patroness— Mrs. Ted Henning, 8399 Mid- 
dlcbranch Ave., N.E.. Middlebranch, Ohio. 

Asst. Patroness— Mrs. Ralph Hall, R.R. 
3, Warsaw, Ind. 



fJiappy 

50th 

iJinnlve^sa^y, 

SMM 
1913-1963 




Left ot right, seated: Mrs. Ralph Hall, ; 
Linda Moore, Mrs. T. R. Henning. Stand- ; 
ing: Nancy McMunn, Rosalie Ash, Dee ; 
Anna Caldwell, Paulette Macon, Joyce ; 
Ashman. Mrs. Thomas Inman was not ; 
present. S 

During mid-winter board meet- : 
ings the national officers cele- ■ 
brated the 50th anniversary of : 
SMM with this cake of gold and i 
white. This is just a small be- : 
ginning of the celebration which ■ 
will take place this year at your : 
national conference. : 



Prayer Requests 

1. Pray for the Wagner's of Ha- 
waii that the Holy Spirit will guide 
in each phase of their work. 

2. Ask God to teach each of you 
how to pray more effectively, and 
teach you to pray more often. 

3. Pray for each girl of your group 
that she will use her time wisely in 
order to finish her goals this year. 

4. Pray for the other youth organ- 
izations of your church by name, 
and for their leaders that they will 
look to Jesus for guidance. 

Additions and Corrections 

Get your SMM group in the 
news. Items from the Northern At- 
lantic and Northwest districts 
should be mailed as soon as possible 
to the national editor. 



April 6, 1963 



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CHURCH 
NEWS 



CVANQCLICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



DON BOSCO, ARGENTINA. 
Norman Alan is the newest mem- 
ber of the family of Rev. and Mrs. 
Solon Hoyt, Brethren Missionaries to 
Argentina. He arrived on Mar. 7, 
1963, and will be known as "Alan." 

ALBANY, OREG. Rev. and Mrs. 
Keith Altig, Brethren missionaries 
from Brazil, were guest speakers at 
the Grace Brethren Church on Mar. 
10. Nelson Hall, pastor. 

HOMERVILLE, OHIO. The 
West Homer Brethren Church dedi- 
cated their new addition and com- 
pletely remodeled church building 
on Mar. 31. Kenneth Ashman, pastor 
of the First Brethren Church, Woos- 
ter, Ohio, was the dedication speak- 
er. Robert Holmes, pastor. 

DAYTON, OHIO. The South- 
em Ohio District spring WMC rally 
was held at the First Brethren 
Church, Forrest Jackson, pastor, on 
Mar. 26. Miss Ava Schnittjer, Dean 
of Women at Grace College, Winona 
Lake, Ind., was the guest speaker. 

CANTON, OHIO. Mrs. Leja 
Messenger, the former Russian baron- 
ess Leja DeTorinoff, spoke at the 
Grace Brethren Church on Mar. 3. 
She told of her experiences during 
the Russian revolution, how she 
escap>ed with the help of a Swedish 
diplomat, and her consequent con- 
version to the Christian faith. Mrs. 
Messenger is internationally known 
in child evangelism work. John Dil- 
ling is pastor. 

HARRAH, WASH. The first an- 
nual week-long missionary confer- 
ence was conducted at the Harrah 
Brethren Church during Mar. 10-17. 
W. Carl Miller, pastor. 

SAN JOSE, CALIF. Dr. Floyd 
Taber, medical missionary to Cen- 
tral African Republic, was the guest 
speaker at the Grace Brethren 

178 



Church on Mar. 21. A surprise con- 
clusion to a recent Sunday-school 
class progressive dinner included a 
special program with gifts for Pas- 
tor and Mrs. Lyle Marvin and a 
specially decorated sheet cake. 

GRANDVIEW, WASH. George 
Christie, pastor of the First Brethren 
Church, reports that seven persons 
were baptized into the membership 
of the church recently. 

ROANOKE, VA. Wallace Dal- 
ton, youth director at the Washing- 
ton Heights Brethren Church, has 
accepted the call to become a full- 
time staff member with the Chris- 
tian Service Brigade. 

DAYTON, OHIO. Russell Isner, 
Brethren Boys' Club director at the 
Grace Brethren Church, reports good 
progress in their boys' club activities. 
The club has reached and ministered 
to over one hundred boys since its 






i^ 




Dayton Grace Boy's Club 

inception in April 1961. An average 
of twenty-five boys attended the 
boys' club meeting during 1962. The 
boys' club projects have included the 
purchasing of a filing cabinet, an of- 
fice chair, and a $300 mimeograph 
machine for the church. Everett Caes 
is pastor. 

CHEYENNE, WYO. Dale C. 
Hostettler, assoc. pastor of the First 
Brethren Church, was commissioned 
as a first lieutenant in the Air Na- 
tional Guard on Feb. 1. 

LANCASTER, PA. The Grace 
Brethren Church, William Tweed- 
dale, pastor, reports new record at- 
tendances of 174 in Sunday school 
and 175 in the evening service on 
Mar. 10. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Rev. 



and Mrs. Edward Mensinger, 7790 
W. 61st Ave., Apt. 8, Arvada, Colo. 
Rev. and Mrs. James Dixon, Jr., 5920 
John Adams Dr., Camp Springs, Md. 
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. McKillen, 1499 
Silverbell Ave., Box 303-P, Tucson, 
Ariz. Rev. and Mrs. Ward Tressler 
phone number changed to 372-1127. 

GOSHEN, IND. R. Paul Miller, 
pastor of the Grace Brethren Church, 
reports that the Mar. 10 worship 
service was tremendously charged 
with the Spirit of God, which result- 
ed in thirteen decisions. Two fami- 
lies were united in Christ, and other 
families made decisions to establish 
family altars. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. The In- 
diana District overnight youth rally 
was held at the Winona Lake Breth- 
ren Church during Apr. 5-6. 
Charles Ashman, Jr., was host pastor 
and master of ceremonies. 

HOPEWELL, PA. The Grace 
Brethren Church, Sheldon Snyder, 
pastor, conducted an effective re- 
vival crusade with Evangelist Carlo 
Pietropaulo during Mar. 3-10. More 
than 1,000 pieces of gospel literature 
and tracts were distributed, and over 
500 homes were contacted. A num- 
ber of decisions for Christ were re- 
corded, and fifteen persons dedicated 
themselves to a more effective service 
in the local church. The Sunday 
school has increased thirty-five as a 
result of the intensive revival visita- 
tion program. 

WOOSTER, OHIO. The 1963 
Northern Ohio district conference 
will be held at First Brethren Church 
during Apr. 25-26. Ken Ashman is 
host pastor. 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 



The names of all Brethren ministers 
listed in the 1362 Brethren Annual are 
appearing on this news page for your 
intercessory prayer. 



William Tweeddale, Lancaster, 

Pa. 
Carl Sundin, Bell, Calif. 
Kenneth E. Russell, Berne, Ind. 
Randall Poyner, Johnstown, Pa. 
Glenn O'Neal, Anaheim, Calif. 
H. W. Nowag, Johnstown, Pa. 



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BELLFLOWER, CALIF. Floyd 
Taber, Brethren medical missionary 
to Central African Republic, was 
guest speaker on Mar. 3 at First 
Brethren Church, Raymond Thomp- 
son, pastor. 

SOUTH BEND, IND. The 1963 
Annual Indiana district conference 
will be held at the Ireland Road 
Brethren Church during Apr. 25-27, 
Gene Witzky, pastor. 

WINCHESTER, VA. Dr. O. E. 
Phillips, president of the Hebrew 
Christian Fellowship in Philadelphia, 
Pa., conducted a four-day Bible con- 
ference at the First Brethren Church 
Mar. 3-6. Paul E. Dick, pastor. 

FALLBROOK, CALIF. Leo Pol- 
man, stewardship counselor and di- 
rector of the Brethren Financial Plan- 
ning Service, will be conducting 
stewardship conferences in the fol- 
lowing places: North Riverdale Breth- 
ren Church, Dayton, Ohio, Apr. 7- 
10; Winona Lake Brethren Church 
and Grace Seminary, Apr. 16-21; 
Northern Ohio District Conference 
and First Brethren Church, Wooster, 
Ohio, Apr. 24-28; and Mid-Adantic 
District Conference, Hagerstown, 
Md., May 2-3. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Dr. 

Ralph Stoll, pastor of the Calvary 
Independent Church of Altoona, Pa., 
was the prophetic conference speaker 
at Grace Brethren Church, Warren 
Tamkin, pastor, during Mar. 22-24. 

CLEVELAND, OHIO. Lee Crist 
assumed pastoral duties at the First 
Brethren Church on Feb. 14. The 
congregation sponsored a food show- 
er and a fellowship dinner to wel- 
come the pastor and his family. 

HARTFORD, CONN. S. Pierre 
Nambozouina, Brethren pastor from 
the Central African Republic, ad- 
dressed the congregation of the 
Bethel Baptist Church (General Con- 
ference) at a service in his honor in 
March. As a love gift, a wrist watch 
was presented to him. Pastor Nam- 
bozouina left for California where 
he spoke at Brethren churches and 
day schools in connection with the 
annual mission appeal. He is ex- 
pected in the Midwest as he con- 
tinues his tour in May and June. 
(Requests and inquiries should be 



directed to the Winona Lake office 
of the foreign board). Charles Taber, 
Brethren missionary to Africa on ex- 
tended furlough, has been minister- 
ing to the Bethel Baptist congrega- 
tion here in the absence of a resident 
pastor. 

TROTWOOD, OHIO. Rev. and 
Mrs. Larry Gegner announce the 
arrival of a daughter, Karlen Sue, 
bom on Mar. 18. Brother Gegner is 
pastor of the Trotwood Grace Breth- 
ren Church. 

MANSFIELD, OHIO. The film 
"Venture for Victory" was shown by 
Chet Kammerer, Grace College 
basketball star, at the Woodville 
Grace Brethren Church on Mar. 24. 
M. L. Myers, pastor. 

VANDALIA, OHIO. The Van- 
dalia Grace Brethren Church, Sher- 
wood Durkee, pastor, conducted 
groundbreaking ceremonies on Mar. 
24 for a proposed new church build- 
ing. There were 136 persons in at- 
tendance. The mayor of Vandalia 
was present for the ceremonies. He 
brought an official word of welcome 
and voiced strong favor toward the 
erection of the new Brethren church. 
Complete details concerning the 
groundbreaking services will appear 
in the next issue of the Missionary 
Herald. Rev. R. E. Grant, editor and 
business manager of the Brethren 
Missionary Herald Company, Win- 
ona Lake, was the guest speaker. He 
also spoke at the morning service, 
and at the Grace Brethren Church, 
Trotwood, Ohio, in the evening. 

DAYTON, OHIO. The First 
Brethren Church, Forrest Jackson, 
pastor, sponsored an eight-day mis- 
sionary conference during Mar. 31- 
Apr. 7. The missionary personnel 
were: Dr. Orville Jobson, Brethren 
missionary conference speaker; Clyde 
Landrum, asst. general secretary of 
the Foreign Missionary Society; Miss 
Ruth Snyder, Brethren missionary 
on furlough from Africa; and J. Paul 
Dowdy, Brethren missionary on fur- 
lough from Argentina. Lester Pifer, 
asst. field secretary of the Brethren 
Home Missions Council, was the 
Bible speaker. 

GLENDALE, CALIF. Dr. Hen- 
rietta C. Mears, nationally known 



founder and editor-in-chief of Gos- 
pel Light Publications, was loosed 
away upward on Mar. 20. Funeral 
services were conducted at the Holly- 
wood Presbyterian Church on Mar. 
23. Miss Mears was 72 years of age. 

Wedding £BelU 

A six month's free subscription to the 
Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 
those whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Louise Ann Beckley and Richard 
Donald Smith, Mar. 16, Grace Breth- 
ren Church, Fremont, Ohio. 



Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be submitted in writing by a pastor. 

FIKE, Mrs. Noah (Martha), 88, a 
charter member of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church, Waterloo, Iowa, was 
promoted to glory on Mar. 5. A few 
vears ago her husband preceded her 
to glory. John M. Aeby, pastor 

WEST, William S., 89, went into 
the presence of His Lord on Mar. 8. 
He was a long-time member of the 
Meyersdale Brethren Church, 
Meyersdale, Pa. 

William Snell, pastor 

MILLER, Mrs. Katie, 98, the old- 
est member of the First Brethren 
Church, Johnstown, Pa., went to be 
with the Lord on Mar. 12. She was 
a faithful member of the church for 
many, many years. 

James Sweeton, pastor 

JENSEN, Mr. Fred, 67, member 
of the Los Altos Brethren Church, 
Long Beach, Calif., went to be with 
the Lord Mar. 11 after a long ill- 
ness. He is survived by his wdfe, 
Lillie and son, Stanley, who is at- 
tending Grace College. 

Robert Hill, pastor 

WEITZEL, Mrs. Jose-phine, faith- 
ful member of the First Brethren 
Church, Martinsburg, Pa., went to 
be widi her Lord on Mar. 4. She 
was also a member of the Rose 
Circle Sunday-school class. 

John Terrell, pastor 

BROWN, Mrs. Helen, 26, a faith- 
ful member and teacher in the Grace 
Brethren Church, Hopewell, Pa., 
went to be with her Lord on Feb. 
28. She leaves three small children. 
Sheldon Snyder, pastor 



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By Rev. Emiyn H. Jones 

Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 
San Bernardino, California 



On Fat Tuesday of each year New 
Orleans is at a point of excitement 
that far exceeds the excitement of 
any other period of the calendar 
year. Fat Tuesday is the day before 
Ash Wednesday, the day that Lent 
begins. Fat Tuesday witnesses the 
most colossal social event and the 
gaudiest religious spectacle in the en- 
tire State of Louisiana. Its Mardi 
Gras Day, a day of celebration, 
is the culmination of two entire 
weeks of merrymaking and a full 
year of planning! On the widest 
thoroughfare in the world, Canal 
Street, masked walkers. Dixieland 
bands, gayly decorated twenty-foot 
floats with the rhythmic tunes of 
marching bands, constitute one of 
the most famous parades in conti- 
nental United States. The celebration 
continues far into the night. Alco- 
hol flows like water, sin and de- 
bauchery are everywhere. Hotel pro- 
prietors secure extra insurance to care 
for the damage that drunken parties 
will inflict upon their property. The 
police force is doubled and tripled. 
Mothers will not allow their daugh- 
ters to be out that night for fear of 
them being insulted and assaulted. 

On the next day, Ash Wednesday, 
the people flood to the church and 
form long lines outside the confes- 
sional boxes to seek divine forgive- 
ness. Such sinful activities are made 

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even more sinful in the sight of God 
when one recognizes that they are 
sponsored by an established Ameri- 
can church. 

To many Americans in general 
and to Brethren in particular, Mardi 
Gras and Lent constitute an embar- 
rassment. But along with the em- 
barrassment comes a very real chal- 
lenge to the church. 

Embarrassment 

The beginnings of Lent offer an 
embarrassment to the body of Christ. 
The word "Lent" has come to mean 
new spiritual life beginning wathin 
the soul. Forty days, excluding Sun- 
days, are set aside for such new be- 
ginnings. These forty days precede 
Easter, and each of the Sundays rep- 
resent a fast day, and have particular 
reference to penitence, gratitude, 
forgiveness, and the passion of our 
Lord. 

A forty-day period of worship after 
a debauched celebration has its ori- 
gins in heathendom. Pagan forty-day 
fasts, this writer believes, to be Satan's 
subtle imitation of several forty-day 
periods seen in connection with God's 
dealings with men. Forty days and 
nights it rained upon the earth. 
Forty days Moses was in Mount 
Sinai with God. Forty days our Lord 
was tempted of Satan. Satan has 
wisely confused the unregenerate 
mind with these and many other 
subtle imitations. 

In the church. Lent was estab- 
lished in 519 by Hormisdas, Bishop 
of Rome. He decreed that Lent 
should be observed. It was an edict 
from the papal chair. 

In all fairness it must be pointed 
out that Lent had a noble motive 
with its inception— to bring men 
closer to God. But many have a sense 
of indignation, even to the pitch of 
revolt, concerning what the church 
has done with Lent in the past. 

But the most embarrassment comes 
from the fact that Lent is not to be 
found anywhere in the Word of God. 
It's a development of church tradi- 
tion and not a command from God. 
To practice something that is not 
found in the Word of God, God's 
only written revelation to men, is to 
insult the integrity of God and to 
bring condemnation upon the spirit- 
ual honesty of men. The believer 



ought to do everything he is com- 
manded to do and nothing he is not 
commanded to do! What then shall 
we do with Lent? 

The Challenge of Lent 

Not long ago a young secretary 
came to her minister to complain that 
she was looked down upon by the 
other members of the office crew 
because she was the only one in the 
entire office that did not wear the 
smudge of ashes on her forehead on 
Ash Wednesday. This girl lives a 
very devout life, she has a daily time 
with the Lord, in His Word and in 
prayer, her life is disciplined, she 
sings in the choir and tithes, but she 
is being singled out during Lent as 
apparently the only non-Christian on 
the staff. What should her minister 
do, turn her to the Scripture or put 
on a supply of ashes? Should he do 
both or neither? 

The challenge of Lent is to point 
out with vigor the Scripture; to do 
all in our power to Biblically edu- 
cate while at the same rime to point 
out that society, when it comes to 
spiritual things, is usually wrong. 

Spiritual things are spiritually dis- 
cerned. Because the crowd does 
something, does not make it right 
or approved of God. Only those di- 
rections found within the Old Book 
of Books are obligatory upon the be- 
liever. 

Why doesn't The Brethren Church 
celebrate Lent? 

Because of its extra-Biblical, 
heathen origin. Simply because the 
heathen cultures had a time of fast- 
ing, preceded by several days of 
fleshly indulgences, is no reason why 
it should in any sense be amalga- 
mated into the Christian faith. 

Because it brings material things 
into the Christian religion. Lent is 
the best time of the year to sell 
religious trinkets to the "faithful." 
The church will ask its members to 
give up some worldly pleasure for 
a short period and give the money 
they would have spent on the indul- 
gence to the work of the Lord. This 
is work, and works never save. 
Rather, they become dangerous sub- 
stitutes for the work of the Holy 
Spirit. 

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BRETHREN DAY OF PRAYER— MONDAY, APRIL IS 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 

PRAISE God for the vision of the 
Tijuana church in estabhshing a 
testimony for the Lord at Ensenada 
about fifty miles south into Mexico. 

PRAY that the Lord will lead Miss 
Barbara Hulse in the planning of a 
Christian day school at Capanema, 
Brazil. 

PRAISE the Lord that die Rio 
Tercero church now has an Argen- 
tine pastor; pray for Angel Diaz and 
his wife, Sara, as they serve the Lord 
there. 

PRAY for the Tom Juliens as they 
continue their visitation in the 
churches presenting the challenge 
of France, and especially the pro- 
posed Bible Center. 

PRAISE God for His protection of 
our missionaries in Africa as they 
need to do so much traveling on the 
field. 

BOARD OF EVANGELISM 

PRAY that God will anoint the 
College Summer Team of evange- 
lists as they work in the Northern 
Ohio churches. 

PRAY for Ron Thompson as he 
holds special Easter Services for the 
Englewood (Ohio) congregation. 

PRAY for Allen Schlatter as he 
goes to Barberton, Ohio, for Easter 
meetings. 

PRAY that the offering for evan- 
gelism taken on February 24 shall 
enable us to increase the number of 
evangelists swifdy while we still have 
time. 

PRAY for Bob Collitt as he re- 
turns to the East for a steady series 
of campaigns through the summer. 

PRAY for a burden for lost souls 
right here in America, and that it 
shall become a passion in the heart 
of every pastor and every member 
of every Brethren church. 

GRACE SEMINARY, COLLEGE 

PRAY for the students as they 
resume classes after the Easter Va- 



cation that they may determine to 
finish the school year successfully. 

PRAY that the progress on the 
much needed girl's dormitory and 
general dining hall may be hastened 
so that they may be used at the 
beginning of the fall semester. 

PRAY for the deepening of the 
spiritual life on the campus of Grace 
Schools. 

PRAY for the department of pub- 
lic relations that it may make good 
contacts with prospective students 
for our schools. 

PRAISE God for the new mis- 
sionary emphasis that is being expe- 
rienced in the school this semester. 

HOME MISSIONS 

PRAISE God for the reports of 
families being added to our home- 
mission churches, and continue in 
prayer for the overall goal of 343 
families. 

PRAY for a number of new groups 
who had to be refused help by the 
home missions board in order to 
bring the budget into balance. 

PRAY for the planning of a suc- 
cessful VBS in every home-mission 
church. 

PRAY for the Kentucky Missions 
at Clayhole and Dryhill, Kentucky. 

LAYMEN 

PRAY for a revival among our 
laymen, for a zeal in soul-winning. 

PRAY for the students who re- 
ceive Laymen Scholarships. 

PRAY for an increased spirit of 
giving to the National Projects. 

PRAY for the many district Lay- 
men's organizations. 

SMM 

PRAY that the girls and patron- 
esses may receive a real blessing 
from the spring rallies. 

PRAY that SMM may be present- 
ed in the churches during the month 
of April. 



PRAY for the National Birthday 
Offering taken in April. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

PRAY that we might see a dou- 
bling in this decade in our Sunday 
schools. 

PRAY diat the Loyalty Campaign 
might be a means of causing our peo- 
ple to be more faithful to the serv- 
ice of our churches. 

PRAY for our general superintend- 
ents in their responsibilities of over- 
sight in our Sunday schools. 

PRAY that teachers across the 
Nation will teach their pupils as 
individuals and not as a group. 

PRAY that the Lord might con- 
tinue to use our Brethren Sunday 
schools to help the National Sunday 
School Board meet its financial needs. 

YOUTH 

PRAISE the Lord for two success- 
ful youth workshops this past month. 
Continue to pray for this part of our 
ministry. 

PRAISE the Lord for supplying 
an adequate amount of summer mis- 
sionaries for our Brethren Navajo 
Mission. Pray for these college young 
people that they may be effective in 
their service for the Lord. 

PRAY for our champion Bible 
quiz team as they go to our mission 
field in Puerto Rico, Pray for safety 
to and from the field, and for a rich 
experience in missionary life while 
they are there. 

MISSIONARY HERALD 

PRAISE the Lord for the many 
good comments from our subscribers 
concerning the new color biweekly 
Missionary Herald. 

PRAY that our Heavenly Father 
will give His special guidance and 
blessing in the preparation of an- 
other special prophecy issue of the 
Missionary Herald that will be dated 
June 1. 

PRAY that die Holy Spirit will be 
permitted full and absolute control 
over every phase of the Herald Com- 
pany's management and ministry. 



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An American historian could well 
describe the day in which Lincoln 
was shot as the "Darkest Day in 
American History." But as dark as 
that day was, as desperate as the cir- 
cumstances were which followed 
that assassination, the gloom of that 
eventful day is as the brilliance of 
the noonday sun when compared to 
the hours portrayed in our text: 

"And they took Jesus, and led him 
away. And he bearing his cross went 
forth into a place called the place of 
a skull, which is called in the He- 
brew, Golgotha, where they cruci- 
fied him" (John 19:16-18). 

He, hearing His cross— No artist 
has ever captured on canvas the 
misery and dejection pictured here; 
no author has ever penned the infi- 
nite pathos of that picture: He, bear- 
ing His cross. 

The early morning sun stared 
down upon the bleak walls of Jeru- 
salem, burning out the lurking chill 
of the predawn hours, and silhouet- 
ting the grim Hall of Justice against 
the cobblestones of the marketplace. 
An ominous spirit filled the air. It 
gripped the few Jews who stood 
about in knotted groups. Whispers 
of sinister plans filled their con- 
versations. One whispered of a 




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heated, nightlong session of the San- 
hedrin; another of strange commo- 
tions during the night hours. Behind 
closed doors, the citizens of Jeru- 
salem quietly stirred themselves to 
the preparations for the Passover 
feast— each one gripped by a strange 
premonition of fear. 

The cock had scarcely signaled 
the fourth watch when the huge iron 
gates of the Roman Hall of Justice 
swung open and a mob burst out 
into the marketplace. They shook 
their fists and yelled at a central 
figure. From the side of the building, 
a group of Roman soldiers hastened 
toward this figure and shoved aside 
the angry crowd. They threw a 
large roughly-hewn cross upon His 
shoulder. The man slumped beneath 
its sudden weight and dropped to His 
knees— His face rent with agony. The 
crowd jeered and laughed. The 
soldiers roared. The one who was 
closest to the Man muttered some- 
thing under his breath about King 
of the Jews, and aimed a vicious kick 
at the head of the bowed man. Miss- 
ing his blow, he cursed violenriy and 
uncoiled a black whip from his belt. 
The whip hissed out across the fallen 
man, tore away the robe from the 
man's back, and exposed a crimson 



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ribbon of torn flesh and matted 
blood. The crowd cheered wildly. 
Again the huge guard slashed out 
with the whip. The Man's body 
trembled beneath the blow. Wearily 
He struggled to His feet. A pool of 
fresh blood stained the cobblestone 
where His knee had briefly rested. 
Slowly He moved forward through 
the city streets; every step accented 
by the sting of the whip across His 
bare, bloody shoulders. The crowd 
spit upon Him and threw stones at 
Him. Soon the streets were swelling 
with jeering throngs; goaded by the 
roar of their shouting; the brutal 
soldiers intensified their cruel tor- 
menting of the "cross-bearer." Silent, 
rejected, alone He swayed pitifully 
beneath the crushing burden of His 
cross and shuffled toward the tower- 
ing city gates. Who was this Man 
who stumbled silendy ahead, blind- 
ed by the din of the crowd and the 
surges of pain that shook His ex- 
hausted body? 

This is no thief who marches 
stoically to the just reward for his 
vile deeds. This is no murderer who 
faces the death penalty for his brutal 
crimes. The Man who struggles for- 
ward beneath this cross is innocent 
of any violence. He once challenged 
His most deadly enemies— "Who 
among you convinceth me of sin?"— 
and they were forced one by one to 
back away in silence. 

This is Jesus, the carpenter's son 
of Nazareth. In His youth He had 
often carried large wooden beams 



WHY . . . 

(Continued from page 180) 

Because of Colossians 2:16; "Let 
no man therefore judge you in meat, 
or in drink, or in respect of an holy- 
day, or of the new moon, or of the 
sabbath days." 

Because of Romans 14:17: "For the 
kingdom of God is not meat and 
drink, but righteousness and peace, 
and joy in the Holy Ghost." 

Because the Christian is expected 
to sp>end more than forty days each 
year in worship of God. He is con- 
stantly expected to put God first, 
to be separate from the world, to give 
up the ways of sin, and live right- 
eously unto God. 

April 6. 1963 



as He labored with His father in 
His carpentry shop. In later years. 
He had traveled throughout the 
country preaching and healing the 
sick. Multitudes had listened to His 
teachings; they had eaten His bread; 
they had acclaimed Him as their 
king. Now all these were gone. He 
bears His cross alone. 

He had gathered a small group 
of men about Him. For three years 
He had lived with them, provided 
their needs, taught them, and guided 
them so that they might know His 
teaching and carry on His ministry. 
They too had fled. He bears His 
cross alone. 

Never had this Man led an in- 
surrection against the Roman gov- 
ernment. He and His followers had 
lived in jjeace and obedience to the 
laws of the civil authorities. Rome 
had no occasion to heap upon this 
One of the vilest of punishments. Yet 
Roman justice is ignored. Mercy is 
forsaken. The world rejects this One; 
Rome demands His life! He bears 
His cross alone. 

It is no wonder that Paul de- 
scribes this scene with the words: 
"Being found in fashion as a man, 
he humbled himself, and became 
obedient unto death, even the death 
of the cross." Isaiah, the holy seer, 
foreseeing this hour, described this 
cross-brearer when he wrote: 
"He is despised and rejected of men; 



a man of sorrows, and acquainted 
with grief: and we hid as it were our 
faces from him; he was despised, and 
we esteemed him not ... yet we 
did esteem him stricken, smitten of 
God, and afflicted" (Isa. 53:3-4). 

He heareth His cross alone. He 
bears HIS cross! 

Is this His cross which He car- 
ries to the place of His crucifixion? 
No, surely not! This is the spotless 
Son of God. He was perfect man; 
no mar or imperfection blemishes His 
character. It is not for His guilt that 
He died. It is your cross He bears— 
your cross and mine. The Prophet 
Isaiah also foresaw this and he wrote: 
"Surely he hath borne ottr griefs, and 
carried our sorrows . . . but he was 
wounded for our transgressions, he 
was bruised for our iniquities: the 
chastisement of our peace was upon 
him; and with his stripes we are 
healed" (Isa. 53:4-5). 

The Apostle Paul wrote that "He 
was made sin for us, who knew no 
sin; that we might be made the right- 
eousness of God in him." Peter also 
wrote that Jesus suffered: "the just 
for the unjust." Jesus died in our 
place. We do not have to die! The 
Greatest Message to us today is that 
"God was, in Christ, reconciling the 
world unto himself; not imputing to 
men their trespasses. . . ." 

He, hearing His cross? No; He, 
bearing our cross, went forth to die! 



PRAY FOR THESE MEETINGS 

Notice of meetings to be listed in tliis column must be received 
for publication at least 30 days in advance of scheduled dates. 

Church Date Pastor Speaker 

Fremont, Ohio . Apr. 3-14 Thomas Hammers Bob Collitt 

Dayton, Ohio . Apr. 7-10 Nate Casement . Bob Armstrong 

Englewood, Ohio Apr. 7-14 Lon Kams R. Thompson 

Virginia Beach, 

Va Apr. 7-14 A. H. Arrington . Herman Hoyt 

Hagerstown, Md. Apr. 7-14 Jack Peters G. Lingenfelter 

New Troy, Mich. Apr. 10-14 .... Gerald Kelley ... J. Whitcomb 

Trotwood, Ohio . Apr. 7-14 Larry Gegner Nathan Meyer 

Mansfield, Ohio . Apr. 11-14 . . . . M. L. Myers Eugene Alger 
Middlebranch, 

Ohio Apr. 14-21 Wesley Haller . G. Lingenfelter 

Kittanning, Pa. . Apr. 15-28 .... Fred Wm. Walter Clair Gardand 

Lansing, Mich. . Apr. 17-26 .... J. Ward Tressler John Aeby 

Sidney, Ind Apr. 17-21 .... A. Rollin Sandy Herman Hoyt 

Westemport, Md. Apr. 21-28 .... James Hoffmeyer. W. Tweeddale 

Washington, Pa. . Apr. 22-May 5 . Shimer Darr Edward Lewis 

Kittanning, Pa. . Apr. 28-May 10 W. H. Schaffer Dean Fetterhoff 

San Jose, Calif. . . Apr. 29-May 5 . Lyle Marvin Curt Emmons 

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Hocking, National 
Yoi.ith Director 




VISITATION WORKS FOR YOUTH! 

Are your young j>eople actively 
engaged in a program of reaching 
other young people for Christ and 
the church? Carol Roderick, a junior 
at Northside High School in Fort 
Wayne, Indiana, and also a member 
of the Grace Brethren Church, writes 
this article about what visitation can 
mean to your young people. 

"Knock! Knock! Knock! 'Hello, my 
name is—' And so continues the in- 
troduction we young people give out 
every Monday evening when we 
gather together at 6:45 for visitation. 
We believe that visitation is not only 
the time to introduce our friends and 
classmates to our church and our 
youth group, but also to introduce 
them to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus 
Christ. In Matthew 28:19 and 20 
we are given the Great Commission 
to go out into all the world and tell 
others about our wonderful Lord. 
According to Acts 1:8 though, our 
work is to begin at home, in our own 
Jerusalem, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
Later in life as the Lord directs, we 
can then branch out in" Judaea, Sa- 
maria, and unto the uttermost parts 
of the earth, or maybe He'd even 
have us stay in Jerusalem. 

"Now you might be saying, 'Fine, 
it's good for teen-agers to get out 
and get a litde practice.' Well, 
please let me say this, it isn't 'just 
practice.' It's what we sincerely be- 
lieve in, and we do it as the Lord 
directs us. We have seen many 
miraculous results in the past few 
months we've had this program. Last 
summer we were averaging four to 
five young people who would come 
out every Sunday night and would 
attempt to put on a program. We 



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...of the Brethren Youth Council 




Carol Roderick 



prayed quite a bit about increasing 
our BYF. And praise God! He 
answered our prayers! Some twenty 
teen-agers are now gathering to- 
gether each Sunday evening to enjoy 
God's precious Word with one an- 
other. 

"Even though we thank and give 
Him all the glory and honor, are 
we satisfied? No! Paul tells us to 
forget those things which are behind 
us, and reach forth unto those things 
which are before us. He goes on to 
tell us to press toward the mark 
for the prize of the high calling of 
God in Christ Jesus. As we continue 
to go out each Monday night, it is 
our prayer that we won't stop with 
just the twenty or so we have, but 
we will continue to strive for higher 
goals with God's help. As soon as we 
reach those, 'will we be satisfied?' 
No! There are still others to be won! 
How about you and your youth 
groups, Sunday-school classes, church 
attendance? Are you satisfied with 
them?" 



THE PROBLEM OF ACTIVITIES 

The number 1 reason why young 
people are dropping out of our 
churches (according to recent NSSA 
research project) is "not enough ac- 
tivities." But does this mean that we 
should now put into the already- 
over-crowded program of our church 
a program of activities that will keep 
our young people busy every night 
of the week? 

We believe that the principle of 
"learning by doing" is often true in 
the lives of youth. The church should 
afford activities to its young people, 
but they should be the kind of ac- 
tivities that will foster and stimulate 
Christian maturity. Christian service 
opportunities should be sought out, 
and provided for our young people, 
such as 

1. Tract distribution in unique ways. 

2. Telephone evangelism. 

3. Visitation that is well-organized. 

4. Put on a service in home for the aged. 

5. Purchase food for the needy, and 
deliver. 

6. Send tapes to missionaries. 

7. Conduct jail and mission services. 

8. Build tract racks for the church, and 
cabinets filled with materials used 
by soul-winners. 

9. Set up a youth library in the church. 

10. Form a youth gospel team with music 
and testimonies and hold services in 
other places. (Street meetings where 
possible.) 

11. Retreats for a weekend at a camp 
or lodge where leadership training is 
provided. 

12. Plan a whole week of youth emphasis 

each year. 

These and many more opportuni- ■ 
ties can fill the emptiness in the lives 
of our young people for the problem 
of "not enough activities." We should 
be careful to point out why we do 
what we do, and make sure that all 
our youth activities are Christ-cen- 
tered. 



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Breaks Ground 
For New Church 



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Part 2 



Consistent 

Christian 

Education 



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EDITORIALS 

By Lester E. Pifer 

U. S. Science has just released facts on one of the 
most astounding new products of this modem age. The 
"Miracle Ray" or "laser" light is being hailed as the 
most important discovery in the long list of inventions 
for the help of mankind. 

"Laser" which rhymes with "razor" is a name applied 
to the theory of "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emis- 
sion of Radiation"— a description of how the beam is 
produced. Dr. Charles H. Tovraes is considered the 
father of the laser theory. Dr. Theodore H. Maiman of 
the Hughes Aircraft Company brought the "ray gun" 
into reality, a marvelous breakthrough in man's effort 
to harness light rays. 

The laser amplifies light like a loudspeaker strengthens 
a voice signal. It turns ordinary light from a jumble of 
incoherent waves, vibrating helter-skelter at different 
energies, into a coherent beam of waves in uniform step. 
This is a ray of controlled red light bursting out in a nar- 
row beam of 400 trillion unbroken waves a second. The 
device, not any larger than a man's hand, will emit a 
beam no bigger than the eraser on a pencil, but is as 
bright as a million 100 watt light bulbs. 

The laser gun can be built in various sizes, tiny enough 
for delicate surgery, or for shearing through steel. Others 
are as big as cannons in the search for the powerful 
weapons of national defense. On earth it can be used 
to transmit the microwave relays of telephone and TV 
communications. Placed in satellites, it could be used for 
space communications. Its development in the realm of 
medicine, navigation, illumination, exploration, and as 
a practical cutting tool make it most intriguing. At any 
rate, it is slated as a multi-billion dollar industry for the 
American economy. 

What a strange comparison we see here. Scientific 
minds proclaiming the greatest light ever produced. Thev 
have spent years in trying to harness the light emitted 
from only one of God's planets, the sun. When the great 
Creator spoke the Word, there was light. Out of the 
spoken word came the planets, the source of all earthly 



COVER PHOTO 

Brethren men building Brethren 
Churches! The Brethren con- 
struction crew has started Breth- 
ren home mission church number 
twenty-five at Vandalia, Ohio. 
Other Brethren building projects 
have been interspersed during this 
decade of its existence. Read the 
following page about this special 
ministry. 





light. In the fullness of time God sent forth His Son. 

Our Lord declared in the Word (John 8:12) that He 
was the light of the world: "I am the light of the world, 
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but 
shall have the light of life." 

In The Light of this world, we see perfectly chan- 
neled all that God is (Col. 1:19). So perfect is this co- 
herence that Jesus could say: ". . . he that followeth me 
shall not walk in darkness." Our Lord is then, the foun- 
tain source of all light and of life itself. As to His divine 
beneficence, He is our great Physician, our Illuminator, 
our Communicator, our Protector, our Navigator and our 
blessed Saviour from sin. 

The laser beam is limited as a mere invention of, and 
controlled by, mortal man. Created for a help to man, it 
could become his destruction. Our Lord, God's gift to a 
sinful world, came to be The Light that shall never fade, 
unlimited in power, uncontrolled by man, the eternal 
light of God's dominion. May God open the eyes of the 
men of this world to this Light who said, "I am from 
above: ye are of this world, I am not of this world . . . 
for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your 
sins" (John 8:23-24). 

Foreign Missions Offering Period 

For many years, our missionaries have carried The 
Light into darkened hearts in many lands. Hearts have 
been opened to the Gospel, lives transformed, the in- 
digenous church established. The Light is being carried 
farther and farther. 

Your contributions, prayer support, and help is urgent- 
ly needed to see more missionaries on the fields of har- 
vest, further expansion and the home bases strengthened. 
Make this 1963 offering the greatest ever. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD VOLUME 25 NUMBER 10 

RICHARD E. GRANT, Executive Editor 
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Witnessing, Important Ministry of Construction Crew 



(H. M. e<J. note: The Brethren construction 
crew members, Don Sellers, superintendent; 
Ray Sturgill and Bert Jordan, have just 
completed one of the most extensive proj- 
ects in the complete remodeling and build- 
ing of the new Grace Brethren Church, 
Covington, Virginia, dedicated April 7, 1963. 
The church was started with the help of 
home missions but has been self-supporting 
for a number of years. The following words 
of testimony came from the building com- 
mittee chairman. Earl Key, and the other 
members of the committee.) 

For many years I was in the con- 
tracting business working with many 
men on all kinds of jobs, but have 
never seen a better relationship be- 
tween workmen and foreman than 
has existed here during the construc- 
tion of the Grace Brethren Church. 

The crew was here in Covington 
for a little over a year. I was in con- 
tact with them almost daily and have 
never worked with finer Christian 
men. Our relationship was most en- 
joyable in every way. 

The quality of their work certainly 
speaks for itself in the type of build- 
ing that they built here in Coving- 
ton, Virginia. We are more than 
pleased with their workmanship. 

I can truthfully state that these 
men are a credit to the Brethren 
Fellowship in the field of erecting 
new churches as testimonies for our 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

I have spoken with many of the 
firms from whom they purchased ma- 
terials, and they expressed highest 
praise for the crew and their business 
relationships. Many have mentioned 
to me that they had never expe- 
rienced dealing with builders, such 
as the crew. Of course, my answer 
to them was that they were dedi- 
cated men working for the glory of 
the Lord and not for personal gain. 

While this type of ministry is rela- 
tively new to many among our own 
people and others, there is daily evi- 
dence that it is a calling of God, 
rather than of man. 

The crew and their wives have 
been a real blessing to us while here 
at the Covington church. They as- 
sisted in Daily Vacation Bible School, 
in our Sunday-school program each 
week, and with the ministry of child 
evangelism. Their ministry was ap- 
preciated during times our pastor was 

April 20. 7963 




Left to right: Donald Sellers, superinten- 
dent, Ray Sturgill and Bert Jordan of the 
Brethren Construction Company. 



absent, and in assisting with our lay- 
men's work. 

They were willing and ready to 
assist at all times in the Lord's work. 
Certainly my life has been enriched 
by knowing and associating with 
them while erecting a greater testi- 
mony here for our Lord and Saviour 
Jesus Christ. 

—Earl M. Key, chairman 



The members of the Brethren con- 
struction crew are dedicated serv- 
ants of the Lord. They have been 
a challenge to those of us in the local 
church. God surely answered prayer 
when He sent them to Covington. 
—Bobby Craghead 



The members of the crew are truly 
dedicated men to the ministry which 
God has called them. They were very 
conscientious and gave their fullest 
cooperation with the building com- 
mittee of the Covington church. The 
blessing has been ours. 

—Russell Scott 



The construction crew members 
have been a blessing in our city and 
church. By the grace of God and 
much prayer, they have built a 



church of fine workmanship and very 
beautiful. My heart has been blessed 
working and fellowshiping with 
them. 

—Claude M. Loan 



I praise the Lord for the Brethren 
construction crew being available to 
us when we were ready to build here 
in Covington. 

I feel that we have a far better 
constructed building for less money 
than we could have had without 
them. 

Their conscientious desire to please 
the Lord in all they do has reheved 
the building committee of any fear 
that the work was being done in a 
haphazard way. 

— L B. Hawkins 



We are more than satisfied with 
the work done on our new building 
by the construction crew. Their 
Christlike living and everyday wit- 
nessing have been an inspiration to 
all of us here in Covington. 

-Carl H. Griffith 



We want to thank the Lord for 
sending the construction crew our 
way. Their work has been a saving 
to our church. We have learned to 
love them in the Lord. May the Lord 
richly bless them wherever they go. 
-James W. McAllister 



MARGATE 

MOVES EARTH 

The Grace Brethren 
Church, Margate, Florida, 
moved the first shovel of 
earth on Sunday, April 14, 
in preparation for starting a 
new building program. Rev. 
Ralph Colburn, pastor of the 
Fort Lauderdale church, was 
the special speaker for the 
event. Pastor, Dean Risser, 
expects the building to get 
underway by about May L 



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REASONS 

FOR 
VANDALIA 

GROUND 
BREAKING 



By Pastor Sherwood Durkee 



On March 24, 1963, the Vandalia 
Grace Brethren Church broke ground 
for their new building. The first 
part of the ground-breaking service 
was held in the Morton junior high 
school building where the congrega- 
tion observed the second anniversary 
of the public meetings on April 14, 
1963. 

Rev. Richard E. Grant, executive 
editor of the Brethren Missionary 
Herald, brought a challenging mes- 
sage to the congregation in answer- 
ing the question, "Why Are You 
Breaking Ground?" 

For a Place of Prayer 

Our "place of prayer" will be con- 
structed in a three-stage program wdth 
the first unit being 34' by 70' which 
vwll ultimately be the educational 
unit of the building. 

The church property is situated in 
the eastern section of the city of Van- 
dalia, which is just north of the city 
of Dayton, Ohio. Vandalia is ex- 
panding rapidly with industrial and 
residential interests. God has given 
to us a "white" field ready for the 
harvest. 

For a Place To Worship 

Ground breaking brought to a 
close the charter membership of the 
local congregation. The membership, 
42, has bound itself together real- 
izing the great need for a place to 
worship and invite people to Christ. 

Mayor Armstrong, Vandalia, Ohio, 
commented at the ground-breaking 
service that he was sure that the Van- 
dalia Grace Brethren Church would 
have much to offer the community. 



It is true that the building wil 
be offered to the community, bu 
along with the building goes the mes 
sage of salvation through Jesus Chris 
our Lord to a dying world. 

For Purity of Doctrine 

Several pastors from the Dayton 
area helped in the service. Rev. 
William Gray, Covington, Ohio, led 
in the invocation. Rev. Clair Brickel, 
Brookville, Ohio, received the of- 
fering of the day. Rev. Ralph Hall, 
architect for the Home Missions 
Council, read the Scriptures. Rev. 
Forrest Jackson, Dayton, Ohio, led 
the congregation in prayer for the 
establishment of a 'lighthouse" for 
the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rev. Rus- 
sell Ward, Dayton, Ohio, gave the 
benediction. 

Other pastors of the district visited 
the service along with the members 
of the various churches to make the 
day one long to be remembered by 
the Vandalia Grace Brethren Church, 

For Tithes and Offerings 

God has blessed this group of be- 
lievers with "mighty things." The 
Bible class at the time of its in- 
ception took the verse from Jeremiah 
33:3 as its guide through the chal- 
lenging days ahead: "Call unto me, 
and I wall answer thee, and show 
thee great and mighty things, which 
thou knowest not." 

The local congregation agreed to 
purchase the building property in 
September 1962 for the price ol 
$12,000. It was agreed that there 
would be no building program until 
the price of the property was paid, 



Below left: The building committee, Mr. Ralph Fleck, Mr. Marion Forrest, Mrs. Editli 
Friend, Mr. William Reeder, and Mr. Edward Applegate, chairman. Below right: Mem- 
bers of the Vandalia Church with joined hands surrounding the building outline. 




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Above: The groundbreaking crowd and pastor Durkee. ready to "dig in" with the 
building comniittee standing by. Left: Mark Durkee. the pastor's son, imitating his 
father. Lower left: Rev. Richard. Grant, editor of the Brethren Missionary Herald, who 
was the special speaker. 



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God has richly blessed, and we now 
are ready to proceed with the build- 
ing. Through the use of the Home 
Missions "Minute-man" letter, the 
current preconstruction expenses are 
being met, and the Brethren con- 
struction crew v\all be moving on the 
scene by the middle of April. Faith- 
ful Brethren over the Nation have 
given their support to this work 
through the use of the "Minute-man" 
letter, and for this we praise God. 

Rev. Ralph Hall, home mission's 
architect, designed and drew the 
plans for the proposed building. The 
building committee has appreciated 
Brother Hall's willingness to advise 
and make the necessary alterations 
for the building. This service of the 
Home Missions Council is a tre- 
mendous asset to the work of home 
missions. 

The Vandalia congregation is very 
grateful for the assistance and guid- 
ance received from Rev. Lester Pifer. 
His close association and contact has 
given the necessary guidance to fa- 
cilitate the project greatly. 

Even though we have tried to be 
faithful to the task of the organiza- 
tional work, this congregation is well 
aware that none of this would be 
possible without the strong arm of 
the Lord working in our behalf. 'To 
God Be The Glory, Great Things 
He Has Done." 

For Fulfilling the 
Great Commission 

The greatest and most important 
reason for breaking ground in Van- 
dalia, Ohio, for a new church was 



April 20, 1963 



to carry out our Lord's Commission 
to "Go ye into all the world and 
preach the gospel to every creature." 
The starting of the new church here 
is s)Tnbolic of starting at Jerusalem, 
but a glance back over the pages of 
recent Brethren history will reveal 
that from these "Jerusalem" home- 
mission points the Gospel is being 
carried to the uttermost parts by 
faithful foreign missionaries. A num- 
ber of our missionaries accepted 
Christ as Saviour, were instructed 
in the Word, and became burdened 
for a lost world through a home-mis- 
sion testimony. In addition a great 
number of people have accepted 
Christ in these home-mission 
churches who are now contributing 
financially to the total missionary 
program of the National Fellowship 
of Brethren Churches. This gives 
an additional impetus in fulfilling 
the great commission through giving. 

Here will be a place to pray "that 
he would send forth labourers into 
his harvest." It will be a place that 
"whosoever therefore shall confess 
me before men, him will I confess 
also before my father which is in 
heaven"; a place for dedication of 
life— "yield yourselves unto God." It 
will be a place to assist in the "Pray- 
Give-Go" motto of the Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society, the missionary em- 
phasis at this season. 

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PHONE 758 2231 P O BOX 665 lAOS, NEW MEXICO 




JACK w HAWKINS PRESIDENT 
DON BOSTON GENERAl MGR 
ARICAPITOl BROADCASTING CO. INC 



The Rev. San Horney 
Canon Brethren Church 
Taos, N. M. 

Dear Rev. Homey: 

May I take this means of expressing my appreciation to you for your kind co- 
operation during the formative months of our radio venture In Taos. I would 
also like to pass along a few observations. 

First, I might say that since we are less than one year old, no formal survey 
of the area and listener response has been made. However, Informal surveys 
reveal that we are now completely Integrated with the conmunlty and dominate 
the radio picture. As you are aware, no other station puts a primary signal 
into the area and television reception is limited to those who can afford 
rather expensive setups. 

I want to say that "Chapel Time" is one of our most popular programs. I 
believe you know we feel that way by the fact that we run It in prime time 
at a rather modest coat. You probably are more aware of the response to the 
Sunday morning church services broadcast than I am. However, let me add that 
through these two programs and your morning devotion time, you have become 
known fondly as "The Radio Pastor." 

We greatly apprecUte the business, and, as I mentioned, your always fine 
cooperation. We look forward to continuing this relationship for some time. 



Klndast personal regards 



I>on Boston, Manager 



Mama, 

Is That God? 

By Sam I. Horney 



"Each morning at this time, direct 
from the Canon Brethren Church, 
we present for your inspiration 
'Chapeltime.' This is Pastor Sam 
Horney coming into your home once 
again with some thoughts that will 
help you through the day"— Thus 
begins our daily opportunity to chal- 
lenge some 15 to 20,000 listeners of 
the Taos valley. 

One never knows who is listen- 
ing to or upon what type of ground 
the gospel seed is being sown. For 
a missionary to have the opportun- 
ity of giving the Gospel over the 
air is a real and open door to the 
Gospel. 

We can only measure this out- 
reach of the Gospel by letters re- 
ceived or inquiries made. Statistics 
show that for one unsolicited letter 
received there are 1,000 listeners. 

One mother relates how her four- 
year-old inquired, "Mama, is that 
God?" "No, my child, that is Pastor 
Horney." "Oh no, it isn't, Mama- 
just listen to what he is saying- 
listen to that beautiful music, Mama. 
It must be God!" 

How we wish that the gospel 
message were received with the same 
faith as this litde child. 

Other letters received are as fol- 
lows: 

"Dear Radio Pastor, the message 
you gave this morning was for me. 
My life has been so tangled and 
broken. Will you please send me a 
copy of today's message?" 

"Dear Radio Pastor, I was just 
about ready to do something dras- 
tic, and then I remembered that you 
say: 'If your Pastor can be of any 
spiritual counsel or help to you, he 
is always ready to do so. So Pastor, 
I need your help. Can you come to 
my home and help me?'" 

"Dear Radio Pastor, I have listen- 
ed to your program and to what you 
preach, and I need Christ. Will you 
send me a Bible?" 

"Dear Radio KKIT, I want to com- 



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mend Radio Station KKIT for re- 
leasing such a fine gospel program as 
'Chapeltime' and 'Morning Devo- 
tions' by Pastor Sam Homey. We 
need more of this type of broadcast- 
ing." signed Dr. — (M.D.) 

"Dear Radio Pastor, Pray for me 
to be a better Christian." 

Because of the high altitude of 
Taos (9,000 to 13,000 feet) other 
radio stations are not received in the 
area. For this reason the local sta- 
tion has a monopoly on broadcasting 
in the Taos Valley. We are asking 
you to continue to support and pray 
for this ministry. Truly it is an open 
door to the Gospel. Pray that the 
door will continue to be open. 
Broadcasting Schedule 
of Pastor Homey 
Radio KKIT Taos, New Mexico 
1,000 watts, ABC affiliated- 

Inter-Mountain Network 
Daily 8:05 a.m. following news and 

weather with Chapeltime. 
Also weekly- Mondays 8:40-8:55 

with Morning Devotions 
Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
(entire service) 



Jiome Unlsslon ^leld zRepo^is 









SYMPHONY 
CHURCH 



"Let the word of 
Christ dwelt in you 
richly in alf wisdofr 
leaching and admoi 
ishing one another 
, in psalms and hymns 
^^and spirilual songs, 
**'*sinq(ng with grace 
in your hearts to 
the Lord.'Col. 316 



|P»stor 

Edward Mcnsir 



Ph.421-3163 



ARVADA'S ATTRACTIVE SIGN 

The above sign stands in front of 
the Grange Hall at Arvada, Colorado, 
to inform the people of the church 
home for the Symphony Grace 
Brethren Church. The name is in 
keeping with the area knovwi by the 
same name, "Symphony Homes." 

Pastor, Edward Mensinger, and 
wife are now holding child evan- 
gelism classes in their home, and in 
the first three meetings eleven chil- 
dren made decisions for Christ. 




CLAYHOLE, KENTUCKY 
(Robert Dell, pastor). We have had 
a lot of water down this way with 
the basement full to within a couple 
of inches of the floor. We vacated 
the house for one night when the 
water was rising at the rate of one 
foot per hour. The whole property 
was covered with water to the mid- 
dle of the road and for the first 
time in known history, the water 
went over the top of the bridge. The 
electricity was off from Monday 
night to Thursday night, and we 
were without telephone service. We 
resorted to candles and kerosene 
lights for light and cooked our food 
on a neighbor's heating stove. Our 
church was made the disaster center 
for civil defense clothing distribu- 
tion. 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 
(A. Harold Arrington, pastor). We 
baptized six converts last Sunday 
(Mar. 10). These represented one 
family of four and two mothers. A 
young boy accepted Christ as his 
Saviour in the morning service the 
same day. 

MARGATE, FLORIDA (Dean 
Risser, pastor). The Lord used evan- 
gelist, E. J. Daniels to give us some 
real victories. Nine of our young 
people gave their lives to the Lord 
for His use anywhere. Among the 
converts were a teen-age girl and a 
couple in their sixties. In response 
to a message by Dr. William Stewart 
of Moody Bible Institute, six of our 
adults stepped forward to give their 
lives to the Lord. 

GEISTOWN, P E N N SY L- 
VANIA (Randall Poyner, pastor). 
We praise the Lord for the salvation 
of a complete family— father, mother, 
eight children and a nephew— who 
were united in Christ two weeks ago. 
Recently a teen-age boy led his par- 
ents to Christ and three teen-age 
boys have been saved since January. 
We now have about sixteen faithful 
teen-agers. 

GRANDVIEW, WASH I N G- 
TON (George Christie, pastor). We 



are seeing decisions almost every 
week. Twelve new members have 
just been added to our church— ten 
by baptism and two by transfer. 

TUCSON, ARIZ. (J. C. "Bill" 
McKillen, pastor). We are so glad 
to be adding new members! I think 
we will have at least five or six more 
to baptize on April 21. New families 
are visiting and church attendance 
has stayed up. 

LEON, IOWA. (Glen Welborn, 
pastor). We have gone through our 
quarter on a self-supporting basis 
and the Lord has supplied all our 
needs. Every fund was in the "black" 
and in addition we raised $50 in a 
special fund to install a new sign for 
the church. 

Missionary Isolated 
Nineteen Days 

Miss Evelyn Fuqua of Dryhill, 
Kentucky was isolated for nineteen 
days during the recent floods in that 
area. A feature article on the front 
page of the Mar. 25 "The Louis- 
ville Times" provided some of the 
following information and carried a 
picture of Miss Fuqua. 

Over 250 families were stranded 
in the northern section of Leslie 
County, for their only link to food, 
medical care, schools, and neighbors 
were cut off by State Road 257 being 
under water. 

Boats were the only usable vehicles 
in the area and rescue squads came 
in from nearby cities using a surplus 
military "duck" which runs on 
either water or land to care for emer- 
gencies. 

Nurses from the Frontier Nursing 
Service set up a clinic at the river 
isolated Grace Brethren Chapel. The 
biggest business was giving typhoid 
shots to families brought in by boat. 

The County Judge, George Woot- 
en, estimated that fifty vehicles and 
200 swinging bridges will have to 
be replaced. Adding to this the re- 
pairing of roads, the total damage 
will exceed one-half million dollars. 



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Boards, Blueprints and Buildings 

The new Westminster Brethren Church is 
progressing very nicely. In a letter dated March 24, 
the pastor reported the roof was on. With the 
help of the blueprints, the contractor, and the pas- 
tor, the large stack of boards shown in one picture 
has been assembled into what is beginning to look 
like a church building. 

The pastor, in reporting the building progress, 
stated that on Sunday, March 24, the Sunday- 
school register showed 158 present with 162 in 
the morning worship hour. This was an all-time 
high up to this date. 

The Brethren Minute Men have helped to get 
this building underway by giving the second 
largest Minute Man offering on record. 

LEGEND 

Top; The lumber, the contractor. Florin Hesse, and Pastor 
Robert Thompson of the Westminster Grace Brethren Church, 
Westminster, CaliJomia. Bottom: Church building. 








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This beautiful church building located in Fort < 
Wayne, Indiana, was made possiole by investments 
and savings in the Brethren Investment Foundation. 
Such funds have also made possible many other 
similar buildings in recent years. 

WHAT INVESTMENTS AND SAVINGS IN THE 
BRETHREN INVESTMENT FOUNDATION WILL DO 

Funds are gready needed in the expansion program of the Brethren Home Missions Council, and also 
in the erection of the Grace College dormitory. 

An opportunity is extended to every member of The Brethren Church to have a part in this impor- 
tant work of the Lord. Would you like to help? 

Invest NOW and let your money work for the Lord and also earn a good return for you. 
4 percent on savings 5 percent on investments 

For further information write today to the 

BRETHREN INVESTMENT FOUNDATION, INC. 

Box 587, Winono Lake, Indiana 
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ISRAEL CALLS! 



A DAY OF PERSONAL CONTACTS 

The street was long and quite nar- 
row. It seemed to stretch endlessly as 
I began at the "top" to make my 
way down one side. The last time 
I had called on this particular street, 
it had been sparsely populated with 
apartment houses. Today, however, 
there were no longer any single 
homes. The apartment houses were 
both large and small, some housing 
twenty-four families; some only six 
or eight. All were beautiful and ex- 
pensive; all were filled mainly with 
Jewish people. 

The day was warm and sunny. 
Though I have heard people call Los 
Angeles a "cold, unfriendly city," I 
noticed many people visiting back 
and forth. 

To this day I dislike to make the 
first call of the morning. So, with 
the usual reluctance, I approached 
the first apartment. It happened to 
be a small one, one side housing a 
business establishment and the other 
a single home. Neither side answered 
my ring, so I left the Mediator in 
the door handle and went on down 
the street where the new apart- 
ments began. 

The first few apartments gave a 
negative result; that is, no one 
answered. I could hear no noise in- 
side, so I assumed they were work- 
ing people. I left the Mediator and 
went on. 

Two elderly ladies were sunning 
themselves on a low, stucco fence. 

"Good morning, ladies!" I said. "I 
have something to make your day 
more enjoyable." 

They looked at me crossly. Neither 
answered. 

"This nice little paper was writ- 
ten by Jewish men who believe that 
Jesus is the Messiah," I told them, 
pushing a copy into both of their 
hands. The Mediator contained also 
a tract called "Kosher for Passover, 



What Does It Mean to You?" In 
addition to this, we had also inserted 
our little cards regarding the tele- 
phone ministry. 

I went on to tell them about sin 
and how we all needed a proper 
sacrifice for our sin. At last one said: 
"We will read it. We will read it." 

The conversation was at an end. 
She was brushing me off. I went on 
down the street. 

The next apartment was a large 
one. At apartment number six, a 
young lady answered the door. When 
she saw my literature she smiled. 
"Oh, a missionary!" she said. 

I offered her a Mediator. "You 
keep it," she told me. "I was bom a 
Jew and I'll die a Jew." 

I tried to explain to her we didn't 
want her to be anything else. I tried 
to show her it was important to find 
out what God wanted of Jewish peo- 
ple and the only place we could find 
it was in God's Word. She waved me 
off. 

"Give it to someone else," she 
said. "On me you are wasting your 
breath." 

The next calls were uneventful. 
Then I came upon two ladies in the 
patio. I offered them the Mediator, 
which they refused. 

"My husband becomes very ag- 
gravated when I bring this liter- 
ature around," the younger one said. 
"We have our own religion." 

Once again I tried to explain that 
we could find truth only in God's 
Word and that it wasn't a case of 
"one's religion," but what God re- 
quired of us. Neither, however, 
would accept the Mediator and were 
only coldly polite. I waved "goodbye" 
and was off. 

After several unfruitful calls, I 
came upon two elderly men talking 
together in a driveway. I offered 
them a Mediator, but they both re- 



BY LEANORE M. BUTTON 

fused. I tried to engage them in 
conversation. 

"What do you want with us?" the 
one in the plaid shirt asked. "I was in 
Israel before you were born. Israel 
didn't impress me. The Jews didn't 
impress me. I'm a Jew. And neither 
do you impress me." 

I told him he might at least take 
the Mediator and read what some 
other Jewish men have to say about 
Jesus as the Messiah of Israel. 

As happens many times, the other 
man took my part. "She's right. Take 
the litde paper. It can't hurt you." 
With that, he took one for himself. 

Then Mr. Plaid Shirt launched 
off into a discussion of stories from 
the Talmud. I tried to bring him 
back to the matter at hand, and he 
told me the story of a Jewish man 
who fleeced an Arab out of some 
money. Again I brought him back to 
the matter at hand, pointing out that 
the story showed how men's hearts 
were all wrong and needed God's 
sacrifice to make them right. The 
other man kept backing me up, 
which made Mr. Plaid Shirt un- 
happy. He kept returning to the Tal- 
mud stories until I told him I would 
have to leave as I hadn't time for 
stories. He still refused the Media- 
tor. 

"You disappoint me," I told him. 
"Here I spend a lot of time with you, 
and you won't even read my side of 
it." 

"The Jews are ridiculous v\dth their 
Kosher laws," he said in parting. 
"It's all ridiculous. I made up my 
mind many years ago when I was 
an officer in the British Army in Is- 
rael. I don't need your prayers or 
your books." 

So we parted. It had been another 
day of personal witnessing. Only 
God knows the results. 



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GVANOCLICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



BERNE, IND. A missionary con- 
ference was held at the Bethel 
Brethren Church during Apr. 12-14. 
The Brethren missionary speakers 
were: Dr. Orville Jobson, Africa; J. 
Paul Dowdy, Argentina; and Miss 
Ruth Snyder, Africa. Kenneth Rus- 
sell is pastor. 

ROANOKE, VA. Evangelist Bill 
Smith rejx)rts five rededications and 
one first-time confession of Christ 
during the revival meetings at the 
Washington Heights Brethren 
Church Mar. 10-17. Wendell Kent, 
pastor. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Rev. John 
Burns, pastor of the Commonwealth 
Avenue Brethren Church, is reported 
to be improving day by day and that 
his speech is returning slowly. The 
Burns family desires to convey their 
thanks to the many people through- 
out the brotherhood for their pray- 
ers, cards, and notes of encourage- 
ment. The family still covets prayers 
for the full restoration of Brother 
Bums' speech that was impaired as a 
result of a serious stroke suffered on 
Feb. 3. 

NOTICE: The following districts 
will hold their annual conferences 
during the month of May: Mid- 
Atlantic District Conference at the 
Gay Street Brethren Church, Hag- 
erstown, Md., May 2-3; Southeast 
District conference at Grace Breth- 
ren Church, Covington, Va., May 
6-8; So. Calif.-Ariz. District confer- 
ence to be held May 7-11; North- 
ern Atlantic district conference at 
River Valley Ranch, Millers, Md., 
May 9-12; and Southern Ohio dis- 
trict conference at Trotwood Grace 
Brethren Church, Trotwood, Ohio, 
May 14-16. 

GOSHEN, IND. The Grace 
Brethren Church concluded a suc- 



cessful evangelistic campaign on 
Mar. 31 under the leadership of 
Evangelist R. E. Rhoades of Mobile, 
Ala. Forty-five decisions of all kinds 
were made during the meeting. Three 
of them were young people who gave 
their lives for the ministry of the 
Gospel. The Sunday-school attend- 
ance reached 133 on the last Sunday 
of the revival. R. Paul Miller, pastor. 

CHICO, CALIF. Arthur Pekarek, 
pastor of the Grace Brethren Church, 
is starting a Bible class at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Card, 46 Cedar 
Ave., Grass Valley, Calif., every 
Tuesday night with the intent pur- 
pose of establishing a Brethren testi- 
mony in that city. Congratulations to 
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Caylor, who 
' v\'ere honored on their 60th wedding 
anniversary at the Grace Brethren 
WMC Sweethearts Banquet on Mar. 
19. 

NORTH ENGLISH, IOWA. 
Robert D. Whited was ordained to 
the Christian ministry on Monday 
afternoon. Mar. 18, at the Pleasant 
Grove Grace Brethren Church where 
he is pastor. The ordination message 
was delivered by John Aeby, pastor 
of the Grace Brethren Church, 




Rev. Robert D. Whited 

Waterloo, Iowa. Other Brethren men 
who assisted in the service were Pas- 
tor Raymond Kettell, Garwin, Iowa; 
Evangelist Nathan Meyer, Wester- 
\alle, Ohio; Pastor Glen Welborn, 
Leon, Iowa; Pastor Carl Key, Daven- 
port, Iowa; and Rev. Lester Pifer, 
Winona Lake, Ind. A reception was 
held in the lower auditorium of the 
church following the ordination serv- 
ice. 

BEAUMONT, CALIF. The 
Cherry Valley Brethren Church, 
Archie Lynn, pastor, sponsored an 
Easter week youth field trip to the 
Brethren Navajo Mission and Board- 
ing School at Cuba, N. Mex., during 



Apr. 7-13. The purpose of sending 
high school young people to the mis- 
sion field was to encourage full-time 
service, to provide missionary chal- 
lenge, and to give practical expe- 
rience on the mission field. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Rev. 
and Mrs. W. Wayne Baker, 3040 D 
Ave., N.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Rev. and Mrs. Robert L. Firl, 4862 
N. Ardsley Dr., Temple City, Calif. 
Rev. and Mrs. Russell Ward, 3342 
Valerie Dr., Dayton 5, Ohio. Rev. 
and Mrs. Mason Cooper, 115 E. 
Phillip St., Covington, Va. 

MANSFIELD, OHIO. Dr. 

Charles Mayes, f>astor of the First 
Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif., 
was the featured speaker at the 
Mansfield Christian School on Mar. 
5. The Christian school is operated 
by the Grace Brethren Church, R. 
Paul Miller, Jr., pastor. 

DENVER, COLO. There were 
200 in Brethren Sunday schools in 
Colorado on Mar. 21. The Grace 
Brethren Church here and the Sym- 
phony Grace Brethren Church in 
Arvada, Colo., reached a combined 
goal of 200 in Sunday school (185 
at the Denver church and 15 at the 
Arvada church). F. Thomas Inman 
and Edward Mensinger are the re- 
sjjective pastors. 

WESTMINSTER, CALIF. The 
Westminster Brethren Church, Rob- 
ert Thompson, pastor, recorded 158 
in Sunday school and 162 in the 
morning worship service on Mar. 24. 
These are new record attendances for 
this growing church. 

SINGER HILL, PA. A ground- 
breaking service for the proposed 
Sunday school annex of the Singer 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

The names of all Brethren ministers 
listed in the 1962 Brethren Annual are 
appearing on this news page for your 
intercessory prayer. 



M. L. Myers, Mansfield, Ohio 
David Morsey, Whittier, Calif. 
Archie Lynn, Beaumont, Calif. 
Roy E. Kriemes, Danville, Ohio 
Albert Hutton, Phoenix, Ariz. 
Phil Guerena, Mexico 



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Hill Grace Brethren Church was 
conducted Mar. 24. The new build- 
ing will house eight new classrooms, 
a pastor's study, an all-purpose room, 
a youth room, nursery, and restrooms. 
Kenneth Wilt, pastor of the Jenners 
Brethren Church, Jenners, Pa., was 
the sf>ecial speaker. There were 150 
persons in attendance at the service. 
Glenn Byers is pastor. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. Clyde 
Landrum, asst. general secretary of 
the Brethren Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety, was guest speaker at the Grace 
Brethren Church on Apr. 7. Glenn 
Crabb, pastor. 

CHICAGO, ILL. Dr. Herman 
A. Hoyt, president of Grace Semi- 
nary and College, Winona Lake, 
Ind., will be one of the prophetic 
speakers at the Congress on Prophecy 
at Moody Memorial Church during 
May 16-19. 

DAYTON, OHIO. Guest speak- 
ers at the North Riverdale Brethren 
Church during April: Apr. 7, Dr. 
John Whitcomb, professor of Old 
Testament at Grace Seminary; Apr. 
14, Prof. William Male, dean of 
Grace College; Apr. 21, Lester Pifer, 
asst. field secretary for Brethren 
Home Missions Council; and Apr. 
28, Tom Julien, Brethren mission- 
ary on furlough from France. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Robert L. 
Draper, the mid-Eastern director of 
the Christian Service Brigade, was 
the guest speaker at Calvary Breth- 
ren Church on Mar. 17. Jack Peters 
is pastor. 

FREMONT, OHIO. Robert W. 
Markley, pastor of the First Breth- 
ren Church, Barberton, Ohio, will 
present a preview of the Vacation 
Bible School program at the Grace 
Brethren Church on May 5. Thomas 
Hammers is pastor. 

NOTICE: A limited number of 
bound volumes of the Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald from three previous 
years are being offered to our read- 
ers. Two 1947, six 1949 volumes, and 
one 1952 volume are available for 
the price of $3 each, postage paid. 

LISTIE, PA. The Listie Brethren 
Church, Max DeArmey interim pas- 
tor, will hold a missionary conference 

April 20, 1963 



during May 1-4. The Brethren mis- 
sionary speakers will be: Mrs. Rose 
Foster, Africa; Miss Ruth Snyder, 
Africa; Miss Elizabeth Tyson, Africa; 
Paul Dowdy, Argentina; Dr. Floyd 
Taber, Africa; and Tom Julien, 
France. 

NEW TROY, MICH. The Michi- 
gan district WMC rally vdll be held 
at the New Troy Brethren Church 
on April 25. Mrs. Orville Jobson, 
missionary wife of our former field 
superintendent in Central African 
Republic, will be the guest speaker. 
Gerald Kelley will be the host pastor. 

KETTERING, OHIO. The Cal- 
vary Brethren Church conducted 
revival meetings during Apr. 3-14 
with Jim Custer, pastor-elect of the 
First Brethren Church, Dallas Cen- 
ter, Iowa, as evangelist. Henry Barn- 
hart is pastor. 

DAYTON, OHIO. Chaplain Lee 
Jenkins was the Easter sunrise 
speaker at the First Brethren Church. 
Forrest Jackson, pastor. 

PHOENIX, ARIZ. Two teachers 
and a principal are needed to serve in 
the elementary school of Grace Breth- 
ren Church, 2940 West Bethany 
Home Road, Phoenix 17, Ariz. If in- 
terested, contact the school imme- 
diately giving educational qualifica- 
tions and experience. 

CALL US COLLECT! Yes, die 
Brethren Missionary Herald will ac- 
cept your long distance phone order 
for Vacation Bible School materials. 
Ample supplies of both Scripture 
Press and Gospel Light courses are on 
hand, and your materials will be 
shipped the same day you call by 
special handling mail. This type of 
mail receives the same preferential 
handling as first class mail. Just ask 
your operator for 219—267-7158 and 
"reverse the charges." 



WeJJlng Wells 

A six month's free subscription to the 

Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 

those who addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Frances Eikenberry and Rev. 
David H. Williams, Apr. 6, First 
Brethren Church, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Carol Day and Philip LaFollette, 
Mar. 17, First Brethren Church, 
Winchester, Va. 



cJn <-JHemoiiam 

Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be submitted in writing by a pastor. 

CREES, Mrs. Jennie, 86, mother 
of Robert D. Crees, pastor of the 
First Brethren Church, Waynesboro, 
Pa., and president of the Brethren 
Missionary Herald board of trustees, 
went to be with the Lord in March 
1963. H. Don Rough, asst. pastor of 
First Brethren Church, Kittanning, 
Pa., conducted the funeral services. 
Mrs. H. Don Rough is the daughter 
of Rev. R. D. Crees. 

ENGLE, Charles, a member of 
the First Brethren Church, Ingle- 
wood, Calif, for the past 51 years, 
went to be with the Lord on Mar. 
13. 

Richard DeArmey, pastor 

ABBZTT, Miss Greta, went to be 
with the Lord on Mar. 17. She was 
a member of the Grace Brethren 
Church, Phoenix, Ariz. 

Russell Konves, pastor 

MEGENHARDT, Mrs. Anna B., 
went home to be with the Lord on 
Mar. 24. She had been a devout and 
faithful member of the First Breth- 
ren Church of Clay City, Ind., for 
many years. 

R. L. Rossman, pastor 





PRAY FOR THESE MEETINGS 


Notice of 


meetings to be listed in this column must be received 


for publication at least 30 days in advance of scheduled dates. 


Church 


Date Pastor Speaker 


Lansing, Mich. 


Apr. 24-May 3 J. Ward Tressler John Aeby 


Fort Wayne, Ind. 


Apr. 28-May 3 . Glenn Crabb . . John Whitcomb 


Kittanning, Pa. . 


Apr. 28-May 10 W. H. Schaffer . Dean Fetterhoff 


San Jose, Calif. . . 


Apr. 29-May 5 . Lyle Marvin .... Curt Emmons 


Parkersburg, 




W. Va 


May 1-12 Richard Placeway Bob Colhtt 


Fort Wayne, Ind. 


May 5-12 Mark Malles .... Bill Smith 


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{Consistent 
(Christian 



t^ 



ucation 



By Richard Sellers 

Pastor, Comviunity Grace Brethren Church 
Warsaw, Indmna 



On a Seminary Level 

When I was a boy nine years of 
age, I made a Christian profession, 
was baptized, and became a member 
of the Sidney Brethren Church. But 
I must confess that for the next sev- 
eral years my Christianity was an 
unsure thing to me. 

It was not until I graduated from 
high school that I really came to 
understand salvation. Up to this time 
I had no real assurance that I was 
actually saved. Indirecdy it was the 
influence of Grace Theological 
Seminary that helped me to find real 
assurance in my Christian life. 

I had always believed that salva- 
tion was a hit and miss affair. I had 
believed that salvation was something 
like a roulette wheel; that is, if I died 
at the right time, I would go to 
heaven, and if I died at the wrong 
time, I would go to hell. 

Grace Seminary came to Winona 
Lake when I was a boy in my early 
teens. Since my home church at Sid- 
ney was only a few miles away, our 
church was often frequented by visit- 
ing seminary students who came to 
sing, preach, and minister to us in 

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various ways. It was not long until 
we called a seminary student to be 
our pastor. 

It was from these men that I 
learned of Christ's keeping power. 
The doubts that had filled my mind 
concerning my salvation now began 
to vanish as I learned of the Chris- 
tian's secure position in Christ. Had 
it not been for Grace Seminary and 
her students that God providentially 
sent my way, I very likely today 
would not definitely know that I 
was saved and on my way to heaven. 

This Christian school and its mes- 
sage not only effected my life, but 
also left its mark of influence upon 
our entire church and home. Our 
church and family seemed to come 
to an understanding of the Christian 
life, which was unknown to us here- 
tofore. Therefore my first acquaint- 
ance with a Christian school left a 
very favorable impression upon me. 

Throughout the years my father 
and mother and my entire family 
have faithfully prayed for Grace 
Seminary and supported her with 
our offerings. This Christian school 
shall always have a very warm place 
in our hearts. 



On a College Level 

After I returned from service an- 
other experience caused me more 
than ever to appreciate the influence 
of a Christian school. After I re- 
turned home, I enrolled in a college 
which proved to be a Christian col- 
lege in name only. Little did I real- 
ize that this church-related college 
would teach a philosophy contradic- 
tory to the Word of God. All around 
me I saw students who had their 
faith shaken and destroyed by the 
liberal teachings of this school. This 
made me realize that Christian 
schools were just as necessary on a 
college level as on a seminary level. 

Because of my own college expe- 
rience, I am especially grateful to 
a faithful faculty, and to all the 
Brethren people who have in recent 
years risen to meet the challenging 
need of our day, and have made pos- 
sible Grace College. To have done 
less would have been to fail both 
God's Scriptural admonition and our 
Brethren young people. 

On a High School Level 

After college graduation I entered 
public schoolteaching. I had always 
believed that the public school was 
to be my mission field. It was my 
earnest desire to teach the gospel 
truths that my Lord had commis- 
sioned me to teach. During my four 
years of public schoolteaching, I met 
fine Christian teachers and adminis- 
trators. Like myself they were at- 
tempting to make their influence 
count for Jesus Christ. 

However, it did not take me long 
to discover that the public school 
makes no allowance for the teaching 
of a real Christian philosophy. To do 
so is to jeopardize one's position and 
to place himself in a position of 
being accused of religious discrimi- 
nation. Therefore, I discovered that 
I must be satisfied with limited op- 
portunities in teaching the Christian 
way of life or seek other oudets. 

All of this God used in my life to 
call me into the ministry. I found in 
the ministry a great satisfaction in 
presenting unhampered the Chris- 
tian philosophy of life. But my heart 
still ached for those young people in 
high school who were denied the 

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unrestricted opportunity of hearing 
this way of hfe even as I now was 
enjoying unrestricted opportunities 
of teaching it. This all made me 
aware of the great need for Christian 
schools on a secondary level. 

On an Elementary Level 

Not long after I entered the min- 
istry, my children were of an age 
when they began to enroll in ele- 
mentary school. As the public school 
began to bear its influence upon my 
children, I detected a real sense of 
frustration in them. After all had not 
they been told to obey their teacher? 
But now the teacher asked them to 
do those things which their father 
had told them not to do. Numerous 
were these situations which arose 
and threw the children into a state 
of frustration. The more Christian 
they were in practice, the more mal- 
adjusted they became. 

This all made me realize the need 
for a school environment on an 
elementary level which would cause 
the most Christian boy or girl to be- 
come the best adjusted boy or girl. 
Only one kind of school could offer 
such a situation, and this would be 
a Christian Day School. 

On All Levels 

I am quite convinced that the 
Christian world is in harmony with 
God's total plan of education only in 
that it offers a Christian school en- 
vironment from kindergarten through 
Seminary. It's impossible to say that 
Christian education is needed more 
in one of these areas than another. 
To be consistent the Christian must 
lend his support to Christian educa- 
tion on all levels. 

I am thankful that at present my 
children are enrolled in a Christian 
elementary school. I hope that they 
will also be able to attend a Chris- 
tian high school. If they go on to col- 
lege, by all means I shall encourage 
them to attend a Christian college, 
and should they feel the call to go 
into seminary, I certainly want it to 
be a thoroughly Christian seminary. 

The consistent Christian philos- 
ophy of education is "Christian Edu- 
cation on Every Level." Any other 
emphasis does not lend itself to true 
Christian logic, or a consistent Scrip- 
tural position. 



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the leaven 

of the herodians 

By Charles H. Ashman, D.D., West Covina, California 



In Mark 8:15, Christ warned: "Beware ... of the leaven of Herod." 
The "Herodians" were a sect of the Jews ruled by worldly customs, 
standards, and alliances. They lived worldly, selfish lives. They em- 
ployed worldly political means and schemes— all in the name of re- 
ligion. 

There are over twenty-five different passages of Scripture which 
warn us of the leaven of worldliness. The world system is stamped as 
"evil" in each one. Jesus said: "I testify of it [world], that the works 
thereof are evil." The "world knew him not." It hated Him. Christ 
declared: "My kingdom is not of this world." He testified: "I have 
overcome the world." He judged the world and "the prince" of the 
world. He declared that His disciples were not of the world. 

Paul taught that the God of this world blinds our eyes, that its 
wisdom is foolishness to God. He declared that the fashion of this 
world is evil and Christians ought not to be conformed to it. His 
experience was that he was "crucified to the world." John stated that 
"If any men love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 
James taught that one of the tests of a genuine Christian is to "keep 
himself unspotted from the world." He drew a sharp line between 
the Christian and the world and said there could be no compromise 
between them. To be a friend of the world would make one an enemy 
of God. Peter looked on the world as a vile, defiling, polluting cess- 
pool of corruption. In view of the glorious appearing of our Saviour 
Jesus Christ, we ought to deny "worldly lusts, we should live soberly, 
righteously, and godly, in this present world" (Titus 2:12). 

The church is in the world, but is not to be of the world. We can- 
not be isolated, but we ought to be separated from the evil world, 
"Be ye separate." This is one of the distinctive marks of belonging to 
"the peculiar people" of the Lord. Our talk and our walk should be 
different than that of the world. 

Today, there is great need to heed the Scriptural warning against 
the leaven of worldliness. Jesus "gave himself for our sins, that he 
might dehver us from this present evil world." We ought to "walk 
drcumspecdy" as we journey through this godless world We breath 
the very air of compromise. The god of this world, the Devil, comes 
to us in the disguise of an "angel of light." He has coined a very 
attractive, deceiving, beguiling title "ecumenical" to hide his leaven. 
We are asked to compromise; yes even deny the Biblical doctrines in 
order to practice co-existence with other deniers. Satan whispers to us: 
"Give a litde, take a litde, lower the standards of conduct just one 
notch, all for the sake of reaching a larger number of people.' 

Beware! Cast out this leaven of worldliness! Remember, "a little 
leaven leaveneth the whole lump." Beloved Brethren, let us hold to 
those Biblical distinctives at any cost. Let us turn a deaf ear to the siren 
call of the world. May we heed the call of "be ye not unequally yoked 
together with unbelievers," and "come out from among them, and be 
ye separate." In finances, the problem of church membership, the in- 
centive of awards, the recreational programs, in everything in the 
church and in our personal living, let us give heed to beware of the , 
leaven of worldliness. \[ 



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"A 

Sniping 

We 
Will Go 



By Rev. Robert Whited 

Poitor, Pleasant Grove Brethren 
Church, North English, Iowa 



Most everyone is familiar with a 
character variously called the "grand- 
stand coach," the "armchair strateg- 
ist," or the "side-lines sage." He is 
first cousin to the "sidewalk super- 
intendent" and the "U.S.O. com- 
mando." In essence, he is the person 
who likes to snipe from ambush, likes 
to pretend he knows much, but in 
reality is usually woefully lacking in 
experience, short of all the facts, and 
jealous of the apparent (or real) 
prestige and/or power of those in 
authority. He is found in all walks of 
life: athletics, the office, school, gov- 
ernment and, yes, even the church. 

Snipers are not new in the church 
by any means. Moses and Aaron had 
to contend with them. Time after 
time we read: "And the whole con- 
gregation of the children of Israel 
murmured against Moses and Aaron." 
Caleb endured the sting of criticism 
when he declared concerning the 
Promised Land: "Let us go up at 
once, and possess it; for we are well 
able to overcome it" (Num. 13:30). 
Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Job underwent 
jibes from onlookers. Even the Lord 
Jesus vras libeled by the hateful 
Scribes and Pharisees. 

It should not surprise us then, that 
we find detractors, snipers, and 
criticizers in The Brethren Church 

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today. Yes; in The Brethren Church! 
I am new in the ministry. I have 
much to learn. It doesn't take extra- 
ordinary intelligence nor years of 
experience, however, to recognize evil 
and unwarranted criticism. And there 
is, at times, plenty in evidence. While 
the local pastor is always the butt of 
snipers, it seems that our national 
organizations, our schools, their lead- 
ers, and the several boards elected to 
direct these organizations come in 
for special treatment in this area. 

Don't get me wrong. There is a 
place for legitimate criticism! In fact, 
constructive criticism is most neces- 
sary—and usually enthusiastically 
welcomed. There should be no place, 
however, for carnal, vengeful, hateful 
carping. Legitimacy goes out the 
back door when any of the following 
put in their appearance: judging of 
motives, speaking about a matter 
when not fully informed, dislike of 
personalities, and jealousy. 

We live in a world where Chris- 
tians are fast becoming a minute por- 
tion of the total population. Latest 
figures place the percentage of Chris- 
tians in the world at 29 percent. In 
1900 that figure was 36 percent. In 
the light of these facts we have no 
business dragging our spiritual feet, 
hindering progress, harassing instead 
of helping. We need a united front, 
not a divided one. We should be 
praying for our leaders, encouraging 
them in the Lord, supporting them 
financially and spiritually in every 



way. If we would spend as much 
time on our knees before God pray- 
ing for our leaders as we do in "coach- 
ing from the sideMnes," and in ma- 
licious sniping, what a power we 
could be for the Lord. We elected 
these leaders, let's stand behind them. 
Let's at least be honest and above 
board. If we have a legitimate griev- 
ance, let's confront those concerned 
face to face, instead of carrying on 
a whispering campaign behind their 
backs. 

There is only one name for the 
wrong kind of criticism— siw. Breth- 
ren, if we are guilty, let us confess 
this sin, determine with God's help 
to boost instead of battle, and go on 
to greater things under God. 



My Jesus 



I would not trade my Jesus 
For all the worldly fame 
That comes to some who prosper 
But have not heard He came. 

I would not sell my precious Lord 
As some folks gladly do 
To gain a worldly dollar. 
For He will see me through. 

I would not give my Saviour 
For all the knowledge you can see, 
For it is foolish in His sight- 
God's wisdom leadeth me. 

Mrs. Vema E. Polzel 

Grace Brethren Church 
Portland, Oregon 



Jit the ^atkel's Sl'igkt Mand 

If you'd gaze into heaven this morning. 
You would see Jesus at the Father's right hand. 
The wind and the sea obey His voice- 
He has everything under command. 
He stands daily at your heart's door 
And pleads to let Him come in. 
He died on the cross at Calvary 
Where He shed His blood for our sin. 
The trumpet will sound at His coming, 
Every eye shall wdtness His flight. 
The grave shall give up the dead. 
And we'll go where it never grows night. 
My Lord has riches in glory. 
He has mansions for you in store. 
And He is my God and my Saviour, 
I'H trust in Him evermore. 

-W. E. Dearth 

First Brethren Church 
Sterling, Ohio 

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LAYMEN'S 
PAGE 

THE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF BRETHREN UYMEN 
Compiled by Kenneth E. Herman 





Lancaster laymen and guests. 



LANCASTER, PENNSYL- 
VANIA. The laymen recently spon- 
sored a breakfast to promote the 
Boy's Brigade work. Approximately 
twenty-five were in attendance. Men 
from the Johnstown, Pennsylvania 
Bible Church spoke on the Brigade 



activities they sponsor in their church. 
Dick Hostetter related how the Lord 
had been using their Boy's group. 
Also present for the breakfast was 
Pastor Herman Koontz from York, 
Pennsylvania. 



Rev. Charles Helm and the York laymen's 
group. 

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA. The 
Men's Fellowship of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church in York meet monthly 
for a time of spiritual refreshment 
and Christian fellowship. 

The men also sponsor a monthly 
meeting at the York Union Rescue 
Mission where the Gospel is preached 
and hungry souls are fed both phys- 
ically and spiritually. 

As a special project the men are 
saving pennies for the Scholarship 
Fund. Each month the pennies that 
have been accumulated during the 
previous month are brought in and 
when the amount is $10 or more, it 
is sent to our national treasurer. 

At a recent meeting, we had Rev. 
Charles Helm, our pastor's father-in- 
law, as speaker. He related how the 
Lord has guided him during his 
ninety years on earth. 




The North Long Beach men's quartet pro- 
vided special music for the Southern Cali- 
fornia-Arizona District Laymen's banquet. 





Group at the Southern Callfomia-Arizona District banquet. 



Southern California-Arizona District lay- 
men's committee; Left to right; Clarence 
Smith. Vernon Stanfield, Oscar Marholz, 
Don Dyer, and Harold Ball. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA- 
ARIZONA DISTRICT. The fourdi 
annual banquet of the Southern Cali- 
fornia-Arizona District was held at 



the Brethren High School, Para- 
mount, California— 227 laymen were 
present. Dr. Chester Padgett spoke 
on the subject: "God Needs Men." 

WOOSTER, OHIO. The Breth- 
ren men, and their guests, recently 
enjoyed their annual Father-Son 



Banquet ■with 160 present. Arnold 
Vander Meulen, Pacific Garden Mis- 
sion, was guest speaker with the 
Heralds of Grace presenting the 
musical ministry. There will be a 
Laymen's rally as a part of the Dis- 
trict Conference, April 25-26, with 
the Wooster laymen as hosts. 



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>i Long Hard Winter 

All the records for winter have been shattered in the 
one that is now drawing to a close. From the bleak and 
frozen northland, cold, snow, sleet, and ice invaded the 
Central States even before December was well started, 
and one wave after another followed in the wake of those 
early storms with ever lowering temperatures. The ice 
on the lake increased to ama^cing thickness, and the frost 
penetrated into the ground as deep as four feet. The 
intense cold made it almost impossible for men to work 
outside unprotected from the weather. For lack of more 
moderate temperatures, where such is required for pre- 
cision, construction was hindered. Even in these last 
days of March, the frost still in the ground makes it 
impossible to undertake any major construction. Thaw- 
ing, drying, and settling of the ground now may run 
well into April, delaying work on the dormitory for an- 
other three weeks or more. 

God Orders the Weather 

Here at the school, and we have reason to believe all 
across the Brotherhood, the saints prayed that God would 
give moderate winter weather in order to speed con- 
struction on the dormitory if it was His will. But He 
chose to answer our prayers in the negative. Still His 
will is all-wise and good, we humbly submit to it, and 
believe that the delay in construction will work together 
for good for all of us. If the theology we profess to be- 
lieve is really practical, then certainly it should be at this 
point in our experience. With some anxiety, during the 
winter months, we have checked with the architect and 
contractor as to the progress on the building and the pos- 
sibility of meeting the terminal date. As late as six weeks 
ago we were assured that there was no reason for any 
change in the plans. But these last six weeks forced a 
change in the plans. It now becomes apparent that it 
will be impossible to meet the original dates agreed 



upon. At least another two or two and one-half months 
beyond the original terminal date will be required to 
complete the structure for occupancy. 

Perhaps This Is Providential 

Response to the appeal for investment funds began 
with enthusiasm a year ago and continued unabated up 
until August of 1962. From that point on there has been 
a leveling off. The total amount raised is still good. But 
there is still another $200,000 or more that is needed to 
cover the cost of the building and the necessary equip- 
ment and furnishings. This delay can very well be the 
provision made by the Lord for His people to make the 
remaining investments to cover these costs. Since there 
is no other source for funds to cover this cost, this delay 
is the good providence of God. In behalf of the board 
of trustees, the administration, and the faculty, I there- 
fore send forth an urgent appeal that our people will 
make the best use of this period of time, and send in the 
needed funds for investment in this much needed build- 
ing. And, "My God shall supply all your need accord- 
ing to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:19). 

There May Be Other Benefits 

There is only One who knows the future. That is 
God. Human prognosticators make calculated guesses 
concerning the future. But it is amazing how often they 
miss. The weather prophets are often proved wrong 
within hours. But our God never fails. It is therefore with 
encouragement we entrust the apparent failure to meet 
the original deadline on the dormitory into the hands of 
Him who is omniscient. There is no question that the 
delay will provide an extension of time for raising funds. 
But there may well be other features related to our 
present situation, not now known to us, that the Lord 
will work out in this extension of time. "We know that 
all things work together for good to them that love God, 
to them who are the called according to his purpose" 
(Rom. 8:28). But there is something that is even more 
important than that. It is the fact that He "worketh all 
things after the counsel of his own will" (Eph. 1:11). 

The Praise of His Glory 

Above and beyond all else, if by means of delay those 
of us who are so vitally associated with this project can 
be brought to a greater realization of our utter depend- 
ence upon Him and into submission to His will in all 
things, then something will have been accomplished 
that exceeds in value even the use of a dormitory. In 
fact, once that dormitory is ushered into use, thete will 
be greater appreciation of its value and more effective 
use to the glory of the Lord. "For of him, and through 
him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen" 
(Rom. 1 1:36). Though the dormitory is for Grace College 
for the purpose of providing a comfortable and spiritually 
conditioned atmosphere for Christian young people, it is 
ultimately for the glory of His grace. Since the interests 
of our blessed Lord in this project exceed ours, He 
certainly has the right to order the tjjnes and seasons of 
its construction. 



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The 
Importance 

of 

Athletics 



By "Chet" Kam merer 

Junior. Grace College 



Athletics have always played an 
important role in my life. Conse- 
quently, upon graduation from high 
school, I sought out a college where I 
could engage in intercollegiate ath- 
letics. Since Grace College was only 
ten miles from my home, I decided 
to enroll. The only drawback to en- 
tering Grace was its Christ-centered 
approach to education. However, I 
figured I could just fake my way 
through as a Christian. As a result, 
my first year on the Grace campus 
was wasted. 

At the beginning of my sophomore 
year, the Lord began to deal with me 
regarding my relationship to Him. I 
started to recognize that there was 
something more in life than athletics. 
I knew I needed Jesus Christ as my 





Coach Don Odle. of "Venture for Victory," "Chet" Kammerer, and Coach Richard Messner 

of Grace ■ 



"CHET'S" RECORD 

Indiana Intercollegiate Scoring Record 732 points 

Mid-Central College Conference (3 year record) 528 points 

Grace College three-year scoring total 1761 points 

Grace College single game record 41 points 

Grace College single season scoring average 25.2 points 

Unanimous All-Mid-Central Conference choice 2 years 

Selected for "Venture for Victory" team 1963 

This team will travel through the Orient playing basketball and 
holding gospel services. 



own personal Saviour, but I resisted 
Him throughout the entire first 
semester. However, many Grace stu- 
dents and faculty members were 
faithfully praying for my salvation. 
Finally on January 30, 1962, I yield- 
ed my life to the Lord. 

Now that I am a child of God, my 
outlook concerning athletics has 
changed. I have not lost my love for 
sports, but they have taken on a new 
purpose. I can no longer play as unto 
myself but as unto Him. I am aware 
that I can be a definite testimony for 
Christ through my actions and atti- 
tudes in athletic contests. It is my 
obligation as an athlete and a Chris- 
tian to make Christ known at all 
times. 

Recently, the Lord has further im- 



pressed upon me the importance of 
athletics in Christian service. Each 
summer a squad of Christian basket- 
ball players journey to the Orient to 
compete with the leading teams of 
that region. However, their primary 
purpose in traveling is to present 
Christ to the unsaved masses. This 
year, the Lord graciously saw fit to 
have me selected as one of the ath- 
letes to take part in this program 
known as Venture for Victory. This 
is indeed a great opportunity and 
challenge to proclaim the saving 
power of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Through the medium of athletics, 
Christ drew me unto himself. In 
turn, I pray that I may point souls to 
the Saviour through the channel of 
competitive sports. 



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By Karen Kriegbaum 

Sophomore, Grace College 



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|^^*^ce:vfor me? 
Jl^fS^J^Hfev not? I love it! Grace 



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Freshman, Grace Cotlegg^ ■y,- 

When I was finally accepted at Graoel-T'ft 
began to imagine what college life in af Qhristian scho 
would be like. I made mental pictures of the ma» 

aspects that would come into bdng. I imagined tli^e-P^|^|||gKeart for' many' reasons. My being a 

would be in an environment of younger peoWe"1^no>/?!;;.'^\'?'ri',:" i . j t. i j i- • • \ii7- 

, , J J 1 j.rr 1 I ■ -^' iSt- ■•"^v/'«* V,i.•^. devoted brethren and living m Wm- 
thought and acted a lot differently than myself. 1 paq- ■;";,'/.?*; ,-.',v' ■'^, ; •» f 

tured young people who, for die most part, came from ,' ^{:^'^^^f'^^^:^ °"^y two of the smaller 

Christian homes, were on fire for the Lord, and were 

in His service a far longer rime than I. In any event, I 

made up my mind to adjust and conform to their ways 

and pracrices. 

Now that I've been at Grace for one semester, I have 
received a fairly accurate picture as to how it really is. 
The conclusions I have reached are far different from 
those I so hastily assumed earlier. 

The first thing I realized was that I wasn't the only 
older fellow in my class. There were some fellows who 
served their time in the Armed Forces, or fellows who 
like myself had knocked around a few years after grad- 
uating from high school. I also found people with the 
same, or similar, problems as mine. They also had re- 
cently come to know the Lord and were standing on 
shaky legs. They too had been knocked down with trials 
and tribulations. They too were tempted and tried by 
the many diversions the world offers to people who are 
searching for something that will quench or fill the void 
in their lives. I liken us to "children" on Christmas 
morning who suddenly discover they have in their pos- 
session the gift that they had desired for so long. The 
only difference being, we found a gift that has lasting 
and eternal value. 

In conclusion, I want to stress that Grace College is 
dedicated to one purpose or goal. This goal being: 
To know Him and make Him known. 

Therefore, by attending a Christian college, I believe 
I can and will get the kind of education that will even- 
tually mold me into an earthly vessel for our Lord. I 
also believe that when an institution of higher learning 
is founded and dedicated for this purpose, it cannot fail. 



EJr%Jias al\vays had. a tender spot in my 



reasons. 

Last year I attended a secular 
school of nursing. Cutting my way 
through cigarette smoke and listen- 
ing to girls disobey the third com- 
mandment of our merciful God, and 
wishing for the opportunity to be 
brainwashed to rid myself of such 
vulgar words was not my idea of a 
relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. 

I entered Grace hoping for a grati- 
fying change. Disappointed? Not I! 
I have never enjoyed school so much 
in my whole life. Ah sure, there are 
things that I would like to see 
changed here and there, but they are 
so minor and trivial that they really 
don't matter. 

The social life is great. I have to 
laugh when I hear other kids com- 
plain about the rules. I always have 
the urge to hand them my hand- 
book of nursing school, and let them 
see the advantages that they have 
here. 

I am thankful for the eye-open- 
ing experiences afforded to me last 
year in nursing school, but praise 
God for His Grace! 



April 20. 7963 



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BY DR. HERMAN A. HOYT 



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(Continued from March 23 issue) 

Spiritual Edification in the Public 
Assembly 

Beginning with the premise in I 
Corinthians that all spiritual gifts 
were bestowed for the purpose of 
communicating benefit to the entire 
church (12:7), the Apostle Paul 
argues that there is just one reason 
for the saints to gather in public. 
That was for edification (14:3-5, 12, 
17, 26). Therefore, nothing should 



be permitted that does not carry out 
this purpose (14:26). This means that 
if tongues are to be employed in the 
public assembly, there are certain 
things that must characterize their 
exercise. 

There must be the interpretation 
of the tongues because God has de- 
creed that spiritual edification be 
mediated through understanding 
(14:5). Any person desiring to 
speak in tongues should be sure that 



he can interpret (14:5), or he should 
pray that he may interpret (14:13), 
or make sure that one is present who 
has the gift of interpretation (14: 
27-28). Otherwise he should "keep 
silence in the church" (14:28). It is 
understanding of the spoken mes- 
sage made intelligible by distinction 
of sounds and certainty of meaning 
that provides the power to produce 
an effect in the hearers (14:7-10). 
Without interpretation, tongues are 



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an unintelligible gibberish that makes 
the hearer conclude that the speaker 
is a foreigner (14:11), who is acting 
like a maniac (14:23). The result so 
far as spiritual edification is con- 
cerned is nothing, for such a one is 
speaking into the air (14:9). 

There must also be regulation if 
spiritual edification is to be accom- 
plished (14:27-33, 40). At any one 
public service there should be no 
more than two speak, or at the ex- 
treme no more than three. In the 
average assembly people will not be 
able to get the full benefit from any 
more. In order to get the most out of 
these, it will be necessary for each 
speaker to take his turn. This means 
the people will be able to concentrate 
on one at a time, otherwdse there 
would be confusion, divided atten- 
tion, and no real benefit. And of 
course there must be interpretation 
of each message in turn, or no speak- 
ing in the church. But even here, 
no speaker should imagine that he 
cannot control himself, for the spirits 
of the prophets are subject to the 
prophets. The Spirit of God never 
takes away self-control. Where there 
is no self-control, this could come 
from some other spirit than God's. 
Even those who have the gift of 
prophecy should be regulated in their 
speaking, though for them there is no 
need for an interpreter (14:29-31). 

As a final caution, the Aposde 
Paul insists on discrimination among 
those who speak in the public as- 
sembly. "Let your women keep 
silence in the churches: for it is not 
permitted unto them to speak: but 
they are commanded to be under 
obedience, as also saith the law. And 
if they will learn anything, let them 
ask their husbands at home: for it 
is a shame for women to speak in 
the church" (14:34-35). This obvious- 
ly has reference to speaking in 
tongues and not to prophecy, for Paul 
has already pointed out that under 
certain conditions the woman may 
pray or prophesy (11:4-6). But even 
this is the exception, and not the 
rule (I Tim. 2:11-15). Even the ex- 
ception is not permitted in the case 
of tongues, and the reason must lie 
in the nature of tongues. Since 
tongues are essentially an ecstatic, 
emotional manifestation, the woman 
is prohibited this experience in pub- 

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lie because of the basically emotional 
nature of the woman. In the modern 
tongues movement, contrary to the 
Scriptures, at least 85 percent of those 
who speak are women. To permit the 
woman to have this privilege in pub- 
lic would be a sure way of produc- 
ing veritable outbreaks of uncontrol- 
lable emotion with resulting con- 
fusion, disorder, demoralization, and 
utter failure to accomplish edifica- 
tion. 

Careful Analization of Every 
Manifestation 

From the very beginning, Satan 
has counterfeited the things of God. 
In the area of spirit, Satan has been 
especially successful, for it is an area 
that lies outside of the realm of the 
tangible, and therefore people are less 
able to discern between the genuine 
and the spurious. For this reason 
Paul warned the Corinthian church 
of the devices of Satan (II Cor. 11: 
13-15). On the point at hand; namely, 
speaking, the Apostle John had to 
warn the saints: "Beloved, believe 
not every spirit, but try the spirits 
whether they are of God: because 
many false prophets are gone out 
into the world" (I John 4:1). The 
mouthpiece for the true spirit or the 
false spirit is men. The standard for 
measuring their identity is their mes- 
sage (I John 4:2-3), and their 
methods (I Cor. 14). In order to de- 
termine the true identity of any 
manifestation of tongues, there are 
at least five things in this discussion 
by which to measure them. 

First, interpretation of the message 
spoken in tongues will reveal the 
character of the spirit doing the 
speaking. If that message is doctri- 
nally unsound and of Satanic origin, 
then such speaking in tongues can be 
identified as false on the one hand 
and dangerous on the other, and 
therefore to be condemned and pro- 
hibited. If interpretation reveals that 
the message is true to the faith, then 
it can be concluded that tiiis is a 
genuine manifestation of the Holy 
Spirit, and therefore to be approved 
and promoted within the church. 

Second, submission to the regula- 
tions laid down by the Apostle Paul 
is in reality submission to the com- 
mandments of God. "If any man 
think himself to be a prophet, or 



spiritual, let him acknowledge that 
the things that I write unto you are 
the commandments of the Lord" (14: 
37). These commandments include 
the orderly procedure for exercising 
the gift of tongues wdthin the pub- 
lic assembly in order that the pur- 
pose of spiritual edification may be 
realized for everyone in attendance. 
If there is anyone who is deter- 
mined to resist these commandments, 
he gives fair evidence that he is not 
under the direction of the Spirit of 
God nor exercising the genuine gift 
of tongues. 

Third, limitations are clearly 
placed upon the exercise of the gen- 
uine gift of tongues. This gift, like 
all the other spiritual gifts, is dis- 
tributed according to the sovereign 
will of the Spirit of God (12:10-11). 
Not every believer is given every gift 
(12:28-30). Though the Apostle 
Paul might wish that all might speak 
with tongues (14:5), yet he knows 
perfectly well that this neither can, 
nor will, be the case. It is therefore 
important to understand that though 
this is the work of the Holy Spirit, 
it is His work in imparting gifts to 
the members of the church as He sees 
fit. Tongues are therefore not to be 
traced to the work of the Holy Spirit 
in spiritual awakening, nor to the 
work of the Holy Spirit in salva- 
tion, nor to the work of the Holy 
Spirit in indwelling, nor to the work 
of the Holy Spirit in baptism, nor 
to the work of the Holy Spirit in fill- 
ing. These works of the Holy Spirit 
are for every believer (I Pet. 1 :2; Acts 
2:38-39; 4:31; Titus 3:5; John 14: 
16-17; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 5:18). Any 
movement, therefore, that promotes 
the speaking of tongues for everyone 
is not Biblical, and it is very likely 
not to be genuine. ^ 

Fourth ,lthe cessation of this gift j 
very probaEly took place when the / 
canon of Scripture was finished, just / 
as did the gift of prophecy. Paul de- / 
clared both of these gifts would cease I 
to be exercised (I Cor. 13:8). The/ 
gift of prophecy was necessary in the V 
Early Church, for this new society f 
of believers had needs that were not 
met in Old Testament revelation. 
When the New Testament writing 
prophets had completed their work, 
and the New Testament was fin- / 
ished^Tlhere was no longer need for / 



prophets. And from the days of the 
Apostle John after completing the 
Book of the Revelation, there has 
never been any new revelation. By 
the same token, tongues, another 
type of speaking, likewise finished its 
purpose, and was therefore no longer 
needed (Mark 16:17; I Cor. 14:21- 
22). This could mean that any mani- 
festations of this phenomenon from 
A.D. 100 to the present are not only 
simulated counterfeits of the genuine 
gift, but actually are of Satanic ori- 
gin. 

Fifth, the positive prohibition of 
tongues was forbidden by the Apostle 
Paul for his day, but he did lend his 
counsel to the jrromotion of proph- 
ecy (14:39). When the Book of the 
Revelation was completed the gift 
of prophecy ceased to be exercised, 
for it was no longer needed in the 
church. It is also very possible that 
the day of usefulness for the gift of 
tongues was completed simultaneous 
with that of prophecy (13:8). But in 
case it was not, the comparative little 
value of tongues to the church as 
over against the proclamation of the 
revealed Word should lead any pas- 
tor to weigh carefully the wisdom of 
employing tongues. In the event that 
it is decided that tongues must be 
promoted in public, there is the clear 
admonition, "Let all things be done 
decendy and in order" (14:40). This 
calls for an application of the en- 
tire body of theological instruction in 
the New Testament. It is very pos- 
sible that rigid application would 
completely eliminate their employ- 
ment. 

Elimination of Improper 
Demonstrations in the Church 

Since the advocates of tongues for 
the public assembly so vigorously in- 
sist on the blessing this experience 
brings to believers, it seems only right 
to examine more carefully what the 
Bible says on this point. Almost im- 
mediately it will be noticed that the 
Bible points to the spiritual effects 
on men, while present-day advocates 
are laying stress on the ecstatic ex- 
perience in men. This seems strange 
if the present-day manifestations are 
actually genuine fulfillments of the 
Biblical teaching. 

Upon examining the accounts of 
speaking in tongues set forth in die 

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Book of Acts, several things are ap- 
parent. This phenomenon as then ex- 
perienced was produced by the Spirit 
of God working in believers (Acts 
2:4). The subject of their speech was 
the wonderful works of God (Acts 
2:11). The purpose of this speaking 
was to magnify the Lord (Acts 10: 
46). There was understanding of the 
language on the part of the hearers, 
which could mean that there was in- 
terpretatiorr (Acts 2:7-11; 10:46). The 
effect was twofold. Among the un- 
saved there was amazement, doubt, 
and mocking as to the meaning of 
this unusual demonstration (Acts 2: 
12-13). Among the saved there was 
the conviction that the tongues were 
a confirmation of God's Word (Acts 
2:14-18; 10:46-47; 19:6). Peter's ex- 
planation from the Book of Joel (Acts 
2:17-18), and Luke's explanation in 
the Book of Acts (19:6), both give 
strong reason to believe that this 
speaking had more to do with proph- 
ecy than the gift of tongues dis- 
cussed in First Corinthians. 

Unusual attention should there- 
fore be given to the contrast dravwi 
between the purpose of tongues and 
prophecy as declared by Paul (I Cor. 
14:21-22). Since he was himself a 
prophet (Acts 13:1), and spoke in 
tongues more than the Corinthian be- 
lievers (14:18), and is now writing 
under the direction of the Holy 
Spirit, his explanation should be 
heeded. 

According to the law and Old 
Testament prophecy, God had to 
speak in other tongues as a judgment 
upon Israel because the people re- 
fused to obey the plain words of fiis 
prophets (Deut. 28:45-51; Isa. 28:11- 
12). "In the law it is written, With 
men of other tongues and other lips 
will I speak unto this people; and yet 
for all that will they not hear me, 
saith die Lord" (14:21). Foreign na- 
tions came and destroyed their land 
and carried the people away into cap- 
tivity. But even this did not turn Is- 
rael to God. Israel's response merely 
proved that the nation was con- 
firmed in its apostasy and that God 
was just in His deaUngs. 

The Apostle Paul now makes the 
application to tongues. "Wherefore 
tongues are for a sign, not to them 
that believe, but to them that be- 
lieve not: but prophesying serveth 



not for them that believe not, but for 
them which believe" (14:22). This 
means that when a group of people 
set aside prophecy in preference for 
tongues, they exhibit the fact that 
they do not want to hear God's Word 
plainly given to them. They pnrefer 
rather ignorance of His Word and 
an experience of emotion. This 
means that they are in rebellion 
against God and are rejecting His 
Word. By rejecting prophecy and 
choosing tongues, they close the door 
of God's approach, and all oppor- 
tunity to reach God is withdrawn. 
Tongues then become a sign of con- 
firmed unbelief and as a result the 
judgment of God is now resting upon 
them. 

The illustration of contrast be- 
tween prophecy and tongues in the 
instance that follows is compelling. 
If one, who is unacquainted with 
Christianity or is in opposition to it, 
attends the public gathering, and he 
witnesses everyone in the assembly 
speaking in tongues, his conclusion 
is that these people are crazy (14: 
23). The speaking was unintelligible 
and God has no clear message 
through them to his heart. Thus the 
judgment of God fell upon him. 
But on the other hand, if all proph- 
esy, the situation is altogether dif- 
ferent (14:24-25). Prophecy brings a 
revelation from God, the effect of 
which is to produce conviction in 
that man because it carries on an 
examination of his life that results in 
the manifestation of the hidden 
things of his own heart. The out- 
come is amazing. As a result of con- 
version, this man falls upon his face 
in adoration of God and makes a 
confession of the reality of God in 
them. Thus, by prophecy, the way 
to God was opened up for this man. 
The message of life and hope spoken 
by the prophet has won a man to 
Christ. 

Interpretation of tongues may pro- 
vide sufficient virtue to justify their 
use in the public assembly. But it 
must never be forgotten that at best 
their value is gready limited. Nor 
should the perils that lurk in the 
very intrinsic nature of tongues be 
overlooked. Rigid regulation is neces- 
sary to safeguard their use, lest emo- 
tion get out of hand. And absolute 
discrimination against women must 

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be insisted upon. If God's people are 
really desirous of realizing the largest 
good in the public meetings, then 
they would be -wise to seek the best 
gifts (I Cor. 12:31; 14:12). This 
would counsel the employment of 
prophecy instead of tongues (14:19, 
39). Inasmuch as there is strong 
reason to believe that tongues as a 
gift has ceased (13:8), and any at- 
tempt at simulation could be false 
and Satanic, the church is left with 
one kind of sp)eaking for the public 
assembly, that is prophecy. But even 
this kind of speaking has ceased in 
the technical sense (13:8) because the 
body of revelation is finished. Since 
the Apostle John completed the Book 
of the Revelation, there has been 
just one valid type of speaking in the 
church; namely, that of preaching 
and teaching the written revelation, 
the Bible. 




IOWA 

GRACE 
ALUMNI BANQUET 



SATURDAY 
JUNE 1 



MEET AT 4:30 P.M. 

BANQUET AT 5:30 P.M. 

(OVER BY 7 P.M.) 




DORMITORY FUND REPORT 

to date: March 20, 1963 

RECEIPTS AND UNPAID PLEDGES 

Receipts to date: Unpaid pledges: 

Gifts $100,183 Gifts $ 13,617 

Investments 398,958 Investments 13,792 

$499,141 $ 27,409 

GOAL $600,000 

Total receipts and unpaid pledges 526,550 

Balance needed 73,450 

These figures do not include furnishings 



GIFTS TO GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 
February and March, 1963 



General Building 
Fund Fund 

Allegheny 

Aleppo. Pa 40.00 

Grafton. W. Va 24.00 

Jenners. Pa 167.75 43.53 

Washington. Pa 103.02 

East 

Altoona, Pa. (First) ... 239.02 

Conemaugh. Pa. (Pike) . 165.00 222.00 

Everett, Pa 25.00 

Hopewell, Pa 5.00 

Kittanning. Pa. (First) .. 146.80 118.64 

Indiana 

Berne 553.45 

Clay City 174.00 

Flora 40.00 

Fort Wayne (First) 703.02 69.25 

Fort Wayne (Grace) ... 63.32 

Leesburg 29.90 11.27 

Mount Prospect. Ill 15.00 

Osceola 38.72 2.00 

South Bend 10.50 

Warsaw 142.25 

Winona Lake 195.00 

Iowa 

Cedar Rapids 5.50 

North English 35.00 

Waterloo 348.00 60.65 

Michigan 

Alto 157.00 4.00 

Berrien Springs 53-70 

Grand Rapids 40.00 

Hastings 5.25 

Jackson 3.00 

Lake Odessa 118.14 3.50 

New Troy 74.00 

Trout Lake (Ozark) 6.00 5.00 

Mid-Atlantic 

Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) 682.22 

Martinsburg. W. Va 272.25 50.00 

Washington. D. C. (First) 787.50 

Waynesboro, Pa 426.76 35.00 

Winchester. Va 529.00 

Midwest 

Arvada. Colo 20.00 

Beaver City. Nebr 5.00 

Portis. Kans 100.00 

Nor-Cal 

Sacramento. Calif 20.00 

Northern Atlantic 

Lancaster. Pa 12.50 

Palmyra. Pa 132.20 

Philadelphia. Pa. (First) 521.65 40.00 

Philadelphia. Pa. (Third) 40.00 

Northern Ohio 

Akron (Fairlawn) 120.00 

Ashland 137.62 

Bowling Green 

(Good News) lO.OO 

Cleveland 9.00 

Cuyahoga Falls 250.00 

Danville 100.00 5.00 

Elyria 40.23 

Fremont (Grace) 38.15 

Gallon 36.00 

Homerville 85.67 

Mansfield (Grace) 661.75 6.00 

Wooster 396.15 15.00 

Northwest 

Grandview. Wash 9.00 

Harrah. Wash 60.00 

Seattle, Wash 25.34 



General Building 
Fund Fund 

Southeast 

Covington, Va 325.94 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. . . . 100.00 

HoUins. Va 162.00 1.00 

Roanoke. Va. (Clearbrook) 86.30 

Roanoke. Va. (Ghent) .. 366.50 50.00 
Roanoke, Va. 

(Washington Heights) 21.85 10.00 

Southern California and Arizona 

Artesia. Calif 19.66 10.00 

Compton. Calif 84.05 

Glendale. Calif 89.50 11.00 

Inglewood, Calif 104.05 

Long Beach, Calif. (First) 1,525.50 1,543.50 
Long Beach. Calif. 

(Los Altos) 13.15 

Long Beach. Calif. 

(North Long Beach) ... 17.75 

Los Angeles, Calif 7.50 

San Bernardino, Calif. . . 16.24 

Seal Beach. Calif 47.00 

South Gate. Calif 25.00 

Temple City, Calif 7.80 6.36 

Whittier. Calif. (Com.) . 76.75 

Whittier, Calif. (First) .. 105.00 5.00 

Southern Ohio 

Clayton 56.00 8.00 

Dayton (First) 373.39 151.00 

Dayton (Grace) 23.00 

Dayton (Patterson Park) 45.00 5.00 

Englewood 55.59 

Kettering 66.00 

Trotwood 24.00 

Troy 318.02 8.16 

Miscellaneous 

Isolated Brethren 86.00 5.00 

Non-Brethren 552.00 

Grace Seminary Alumni 

Association 4.50 5.00 

National Brethren WMC . 307.62 
Student Body Offerings 

Seminary & College . . . 10.00 

Maintenance 125.00 



Totals 

Designated Gifts 

Akron, Ohio (First) 

Ashland. Ohio 

Bellf lower, Calif 

Clayton, Ohio 

Conemaugh, Pa 

Dayton, Ohio (First) 

Kittanning, Pa. (First) 

Leesburg. Ind 

Long Beach. Calif. (First) .. 

Mansfield. Ohio (Grace) 

Palmyra, Pa 

Peru, Ind 

Roanoke. Va. (Ghent) 

Taos, N. Mex 

Warsaw. Ind 

Washington, D. C. (First) .. 

Waterloo. Iowa 

Winona Lake, Ind 

Grace Seminary Alumni 

Association 

National Conference Offering 

National Brethren WMC 

Non-Brethren 



..13.824.37 3,187.48 



100.00 

389.00 
26.00 

127.10 

5.00 

33.67 

590.13 
5.00 

100.00 

100.00 
35.00 
75.00 

144.53 
22.00 
25.00 
22.95 
10.54 

145.85 

405.94 

693.85 

17.30 

2,635.00 



Total 5,708.86 



April 20, 1963 



207 



Not Included in Price 

Passports, visas, excess baggage 
charge, items not on table d'hote 
menus, and items of personal nature, 
such as laundry, and so fordi. 



1964 HOLY LAND TOUR 



SPONSORED BY GRACE SEMINARY— JUNE 28 TO JULY 28 



REGISTRATIONS AND 
FULL DETAILS BY 
AUGUST 15, 1963 

NOT MORE THAN 35 IN 
EACH GROUP 



$1650.00 



(Subject to current exchange on 
August 15, 1963) 



Booking 

A deposit of $50 is required at the 
time of registration (after August 
15, 1963). An additional deposit of 
$150 will be required by March 1, 
1964, and final payment will be due 
on May 1, 1964. 



Cancellation 

If cancellation is made prior to 
April 1, 1964, full refund of deposits 
will be made. After April 1, 1964, 
refund will be made less $50 charge 
to cover cancellation charges. 

Hotels — Meals — Tips — Taxes 

Good, comfortable lodging is pro- 
vided for the entire trip on the basis 
of two persons sharing room (with 
twin beds when possible). Private 
bath will be provided when avail- 
able. Single room will be at addition- 
al cost. Three meals will be pro- 
vided each day. Tips and taxes are 




included throughout for all services 
■provided hy the tour. Extra •person- 
al service not included. 



Transportation 

Econom y class plane transporta- 
tion will be provided from New ^oiirlc 
across Adantic as indicated in itin- 
erary (shorter plane trips, tourist 
class). Other trips will be made by 
motorcoach or private car rented for 
the trip. Entrance fee to places of 
interest is included. 

Baggages and Transfers 

Transfers of passenger and one 
normal sizg suitcase from airports to 
hotels and, vice' versa are included, 
but the total weight is not to exceed 
44 -pounds^ (maximum allowed on 
Economy class air). Insurance of bag- 
gage is recommended as no liability 
for loss or damage is accepted. 



Optional Trip 

Of interest to the members of 
The Brethren Church will be the 
trip to Schwarzenau, Germany, the 
birthplace of our church. The cost 
of this trip vvdll be published later. 

Responsibility and Conditions 

Grace Seminary is merely acting 
as the agent for the passenger in re- 
gard to travel. The Seminary as- 
sumes no liability for injury, damage, 
loss, accident, delay, or irregularity 
which may be occasioned either by 
reason of defect in any vehicle or 
through acts of default of any com- 
pany or person engaged in convey- 
ing the passenger, or in carrying 
out the arrangements of the tour. 

Grace Seminary can accept no re- 
sponsibility for losses or additional 
expenses due to delay or changes in 
air or other services, sickness, weath- 
er, strike, war, quarantine or other 
causes. All such losses or expenses 
will have to be borne by the passen- 
ger, for tour rates provide for ar- 
rangements only for the time stated. 
The right is reserved to decline to 
accept or retain any person as a mem- 
ber of the tour, or to cancel any tour 
if circumstances so demand. 

_„ _B9ggage is at owner 's risk, and in- 
suianceK recmmieailed. The right 
is reserved to make any changes in 
the itinerary, or to wittidraw any tour 
if deemed advisable.;; The issuance 
and acceptance of vouthers or tickets 
shall be deemed to bej consent to the 
above conditions. No refund for un- 
used vouchers, for sightseeing not 
taken, or for any unused portion of 
the tour unless agreed to previous 
to departure. Airlines are not to be 
held responsible for -any act, omis- 
sion, or event during the time pas- 
sengers are not on board the aircraft. 
The passenger ticket in use by the 
airlines when iss.u5?^hall constitute 
the sole contract between the airlines 
and the purchaser of these tickets 
and/or passengers. 



BRETHREN MISSIONARY 




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FOREIGN MISSIONS AND WMC ISSUE 



MAY 4, 1963 



Brethren Foreign Missions 



God 
Could 

Do 

It! 



By Dr. Russell D. Barnard 




Pineapple harvest in 
Puerto Rico. This 
should remind us of 
the souls in that land 
ready to be harvested 
for our Lord! 



A few weeks ago in company with some of our California brethren we 
visited what was a large old estate in Beverly Hills— just sightseeing, of 
course. However, we were challenged by some things. The lavish appoint- 
ments and the luxury evident everywhere were almost breathtaking. ■ 

A mountainside was terraced. The terraces were so arranged that flat areas 
of some 100 by 150 feet were prepared. These are building lots. We quote 
some figures as they were quoted to us. 

The most poorly located lots are priced at $49,000 each. Prices for the 
other lots go as high as $299,000 each. These are restricted building lo- 
cations as you might expect. The cheapest of the mansions cost $99,000 
and prices range as high as $499,000. It is entirely possible for the price 
of a lot and mansion to go as high as $750,000. It is not- hard to beheve 
that the furnishings could make the entire establishment cost at least 
$1,000,000. 

We stagger at these fabulous amounts. One family can channel $1,000,000 
into an earthly residence! Then we are made to ask: "How could God chan- 
nel millions of dollars into Brethren Foreign Missions— if He desired to do 
so?" Could He do it? Will He do it? Would we want Him to do it? Let's 
be careful of our answer. 

One day Jesus took five loaves and two fishes and fed a large multitude. 
God is able to cause an oil well to burst forth on the plot of land owned by 
any and every member of The Brethren Church. Do you believe that? He 
can make it possible that when we walk outside our front door, we will 
pick up diamonds. Is your God that big? He can put a coin or a pearl in 
the mouth of every fish you Brethren fishermen catch. Does your faith stag- 
ger at this? 

If God did such a thing, what would we do? Most people of the world 
would call it "luck," and would begin to spend money "like drunken sailors." 
Some would certainly buy a lavish estate like those described earlier in 
our discussion. But what would we do? Would we be any different? One 
is almost afraid to think of an answer lest he be put to the test. Would we 
remember God's work in any special way? Probably we would remember it 
just about as we have remembered it in years past. Most of the windfall 
would be put in "the sock" or "salted away." 

God is looking for channels. For many, many years God has been look- 
ing for channels. He wants channels through whom He can pour His great 
wealth and bounty into His work in the world, channels through which He 
can be assured that sticky fingers and selfish hearts will not claim His bounty 
as personal possession. Could God use you to pour a million dollars into 
Brethren Foreign Missions— if He wanted to do so? God could pour a mil- 
lion dollars into Brethren Foreign Missions through the membership of the 
smallest and weakest church in our brotherhood. He could pour multiplied 
millions if all of us in all of our churches would be willing channels. Yes, 
it's sure we do not have that kind of money now— and why, pray tell me, 
should God entrust that kind of money to us? Of that which he has en- 
trusted, many people have not even given a tithe, to say nothing about 
their serving as a channel for His great bounty. 

Please be courageous enough to think this over, and pray about it! 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

Entered as second-class matter April 16. 1943 
by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Inc 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Robert D. Crees 
sistant secretary: •William Male, treasurer: 
Miller. •Herman A. Hoyt. Robert Sackett, 

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BRETHREN 



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FOREIGN 



MISSIONS 



Let's 
Open 
This 
Ooof 
of 

OPPORTUNITY! 



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GIVING I 



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INCREASe 



INCREASE! Jesus did! His missionary program should! 

V INCREASE in your study of God's Word— it is the Foreign Mission Handbook. 

V INCREASE— it is the Lord who adds to the church those who are saved. 

V INCREASE— it is God's plan— "Grow in grace . . ." and so on. 

V INCREASE— in your praying— praying is the key to success in foreign missions. 

V INCREASE— in your foreign mission giving— "As the Lord hath prospered" is God's way. 

V INCREASE— in your foreign mission information— informed Christians are bet ter Christians. 

V INCREASE— in Missionary Helpers— missionary-minded boys and girls make missionary-minded men and 

women. 

V INCREASE— in Missionary Teens— missionary volunteers will be the result. 

V INCREASE— in volunteers is necessary if the work is to be expanded— and the Lord has ordered us to do this. 

V INCREASE— in the number of people who will covenant with the Lord to give at least $1 toward the going- 

out of each new missionary family. 



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Brethren Foreign Missions 



This Is Ciudad General Belarano 



General Manuel Belgrano was one 
of Argentina's foremost military men 
at the close of the eighteenth and 
beginning of the nineteenth cen- 
turies. His name has been honored in 
many places and in many ways 
throughout Argentina, and one of 
the places which commemorates his 
valiant life is the town where we 
now live. 

Ciudad (City) General Belgrano 
was originally named Eva Peron, in 
honor of the wife of the late dictator 
Juan Peron. During the early 1950's 
Eva Peron, in a dramatic and phil- 
anthropic move, designed and built 
this city for the working class, which 
was called the "Shirtless Ones." From 
many points in Argentina, especially 
the underdeveloped places in the 
north, she brought in poor families 
and set them up in one of the most 
modern cities in the country. The 
houses are all chalet type with red- 
tiled roofs, heavy wooden shutters, 
and stucco finish. Each house has its 
cvwi patio with ample space for a 
flower and vegetable garden. The 
city is laid out in five large areas, 
and these in turn are broken up 
into smaller sections. The principal 
streets are boulevards, and from 
these run smaller streets which form 
small circles returning to the main 
avenue. From the aesthetic stand- 
point the whole city is pleasing to the 
eye. From the practicaJ-living-side 
Belgrano is far superior to many 
areas of Buenos Aires. TTiere are 
natural gas, light, running water, a 
sewage system, and— since it is en- 
tirely residential— a quiet suburban 
atmosphere. There are two main 
railroad lines which lead to the capi- 
tal, and two excellent bus hnes 
which branch off into various sub- 
urban areas of Buenos Aires in ad- 
dition to going direcriy into the capi- 
tal. 

Mrs. Peron's actions were exem- 
plary in many ways, but she lacked 
discretion in choosing the inhabit- 
ants for this place. Most of the folks 
were uneducated and unprepared 
either mentally, morally, or cultural- 
ly to step into such a place. Conse- 

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quently, instead of progressing and 
developing into what she hoped, it 
soon degenerated into a hotbed of 
political riffraff. These people had 
little interest apart from eating a 
hearty meal every day and passing 
the rest of the time in "fiestas." 

In 1955 when Peron was expelled 
from Argentina, this area began to 
change. The name was changed to 
its present one, and many of the peo- 
ple who formerly lived here began 
to move away. The government 
owned the properties, and it began 
to sell them to the occupants who 
desired to buy. Many who occupied 
the houses decided to move, and 
when they left, they charged ex- 




By Rev. James B. Marshall 

horbitant ocupancy fees to the new 
folks who moved in. This was en- 
tirely outside the official regulations, 
but lack of housing in the Buenos 
Aires area encouraged and facilitated 
the first owners to sell to those who 
were searching for homes in the capi- 
tal area. 

During the past two years there 
has been an exodus of this undesir- 
able element and a new working class 
is beginning to occupy the city. They 
are not exclusive in any sense of 
the word, but are families who de- 



sire to live and work and see the city 
progress. Last October after return- 
ing from furlough, we came ujx)n 
this place and discovered that in a 
city of almost 40,000 there was just 
one little Baptist work, two Pente- 
costal groups, and a small Nazarene 
church. In addition to these the 
Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and 
other sects, plus the Spiritists, were 
quite active. It seemed to us that here 
was a field ready to be harvested; 
so, we purchased property and moved 
in during the last days of November. 

In beginning a new work it is al- 
ways difficult to know just where 
to start, but in our case the Lord 
seemed to indicate that this was the 
place. The financial problems were 
solved immediately through the gifts 
of God's people, and a few minor 
problems seemed to disappear at 
once. From every indication God 
wanted us here. 

Three months have passed and 
God is still blessing in many ways. 
We have been doing an intensive 
house-to-house campaign of the im- 
mediate area and have found many 
folks receptive to the Gospel. Very 
few have refused to receive our liter- 
ature, and most indicate that they 
like it. Several families have revealed 
that they are confused about religion 
in general and are searching for the 
truth. One discovers in personal visi- 
tation that folks are facing many 
problems for which their present 
religion offers no solution or hope. 
What a joy to be able to tell them 
of Christ and His love for them! We 
have made some friends who have 
proved helpful in getting us setded 
and adjusted to this area, and we 
long to see these folks come to know 
Christ as their Saviour. 

At this time of crisis in Argentina, 
we are sure that there will be many 
opportunities, perhaps within the 
next few months, to tell folks about 
a better place which Christ is pre- 
paring for those who love Him. We 
realize that the task before us requires 
haste for the enemies of Christ are 
swarming in like a flood. Commu- 
nism is gaining great ground in this 

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Missionary 

Church 

Holds 

Missionary 

Conference! 

By Rev. P. Fredrick Fogle 




Mr. and Mrs. Isch 



Brethren gospel hall in Lyon 



Our Brethren testimony in Lyon, 
France, under the leadership of Mr. 
John Isch, pastor-evangelist, held its 
first missionary conference March 
23 and 24. 

The main speaker was Rev. Robert 
Munn, assistant director of the Eu- 
ropean Bible Institute and former 
missionary in West Africa. Mr. 
Munn is also a graduate of Grace 
Theological Seminary and was at 
one time the teacher of the French 
language in Grace schools. 

The theme of the conference was 
"The Field Is the World." 

The opening meeting was on 
Saturday evening, March 23, when 
Brother Munn spoke on "The Bibli- 
cal Basis of Missions." The Sunday 
morning message was entided, "Are 
Missions Worthwhile?" 

A varied program was presented 
in the Sunday afternoon service. 
People were present who could quote 



Scripture in French, Russian, Span- 
ish, English, Greek, German, and 
Boulou. Mr. and Mrs. Isch gave a 
report on the needs of evangelism 
in Greece. Rev. P. F. Fogle gave a 
brief history of each of the Brethren 
mission fields. Brother Munn closed 
the meeting by giving a brief mes- 
sage on "The Results of Missionary 
Work." 

The Sunday evening service 
brought the conference to a close, 
and the subject treated was "Europe, 
a Mission Field." 

The conference was a spiritually 
stimulating experience for all who 
attended, and the interest was high. 
One young man, who has been seri- 
ously considering serving the Lord 
full time, was heard to say: 'The only 
thing left for me to do now is to go 
into the Lord's work." 

The goal of the conference was 
fourfold: (1) To help Christians 



realize the immensity of the task and 
the need for workers; (2) To chal- 
lenge young people to offer them- 
selves for work in God's vineyard; 
(3) To invite Christians to pray for 
all phases of mission work; and (4) 
To give them an opportunity to help 
materially in the missionary en- 
deavor. 

An offering was taken to help buy 
literature for the two gospel reading 
rooms being opened in Bangui and 
Bozoum in our field in Central 
Africa. Approximately $17.50 was 
received. The total offerings on that 
Sunday amounted to $45.50, which 
is the highest in the history of the 
group in Lyon. 

Our God is to be praised for bless- 
ings during the first missionary con- 
ference in our gospel hall in France. 
Plans are being made already for the 
organization of a greater conference 
in the not-too-distant future. 



land, and even where it does not take 
root the materialistic spirit is grow- 
ing. We are not fighting communism 
as an end in itself; rather, ■'■'^ preach 
Christ, and Him crucifiec^ d risen 
again, for we know that tiiose who 
turn to God wall turn from idols and 
false cults. We are convinced that 
the real secret of evangelizing Argen- 
tina today is through personal con- 
tact—in homes, on the street, at work, 
wherever folks will stop for a minute 
and listen to the Word of God. 



Supplementary and complemen- 
tary to this personal evangelism, we 
have begun organized preaching 
services and a Sunday school. On 
March 3 we had our first services 
with eighteen in Sunday school and 
fourteen in the evening service. 
Small beginning— yes! But we are 
looking to the Lord for growth and 
expansion both numerically and 
spiritually. We believe that wathin 
three to five years God is going to 
establish a testimony in this city 



which will be to His honor and glory. 
How thankful we are to be able 
to have a part in it! We trust that 
each of you will pray for us and 
the people to whom we are minister- 
ing, that God will do a mighty work 
here to the extent that some day 
Ciudad General Belgrano will be- 
come synonymous not with armies 
and generals of destructive war, but 
with soldiers of the Lord Jesus who 
preach peace through the cross of 
Christ. 



May 4, 1963 



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Brethren Foreign Missions 




"An Example of the Believers" 



By Miss Mary Beth Munn 



It was during the ground-clear- 
ing season that a certain Kabba 
woman bore a tiny, premature baby 
boy. He was so small that his father 
could hold him on his hand. The 
whole village declared that he would 
surely die. But, each day he grew a 
little more and became a little 
stronger. He was named Ngaba. 
When Npaba was about twelve, one 
of the Christian men of the village 
gathered the boys for classes. It was 
at that time that young Ngaba ac- 
cepted Christ as his Saviour. 

In 1953 a skinny, tall young fel- 
low came to me at the dispensary at 
Bekoro. He had on his leg a tropi- 
cal ulcer that we proceeded to treat. 
Each day when we had cared for the 
ulcer, he would stay around to sweep 
or carry water, or help in some other 
way. One day he asked me if he could 
be a medical worker. When I asked 
him if he was a believer, he replied: 
"Yes; I'm converted but I've never 
been baptized." He was about six- 
teen but was still trying to read from 
the first primer. He couldn't even 
write his own name. 

This young man was Ngaba. I saw 
that he really wanted to work so I 
hired him for a helper. The head 
medical worker tutored him in the 
evenings until he could read and 



write a little, and then he was able 
to start his medical studies. 

To go from Betoko, his village, to 
Bekoro, he had to pass a small vil- 
lage called Beboujoui. And in this 
village every day Ngaba saw a pretty 
girl whom he also saw going to 
church each Sunday. So, he became 
acquainted with her, and soon pro- 
posed to her. This is not the true 
African way at all and neither fam- 
ily was pleased with the promise 
these young people gave each other. 
The girl's family had promised her 
to a wealthy bigamist, and Ngaba's 
family had selected for him a girl 
from an influential family. But in 
this case the young people found 
members of their families to cham- 
pion their decision, and after no 
small amount of negotiation, Tim- 
othy Ngaba and Josephine En- 
douba were married on July 10, 
1955. 

Ngaba really threw his heart into 
his studies. He passed many of the 
medical courses in his own dispen- 
sary and then with the doctors, so 
he was eligible to go to the Bible 
Institute for two years. Those two 
years were very sweet for Ngaba 
and his wife. They received some of 
the highest grades in their classes, 
and they were favorite friends of the 
other students. After they graduated 



from the Bible Institute, the medical) 
committee placed them at the Medi- 
cal Center at Boguila. Here Ngaba 
assisted Dr. Mason with surgery and 
worked with Dr. Taber at the dis- 
pensary. 

The one thing that "hunted his 
heart" was that Ngaba had never 
gone to French-school. The French 
medical books were almost impossible 
for him to study. He often lamented 
the fact that as a boy he saw school 
as nothing, for now he loved to read 
and to learn— but, of course, liter- 
ature in the Sango language is very 
limited. About that time Mr. Steud- 
ler, at the French-school in Yaloke, 
opened the door for several African 
pastors to come for a year to try a 
program in adult education. There 
seemed to be no pastor in position to 
go, so seeing the opportunity, Ngaba 
applied. And, he and another younger 
medical assistant were accepted. 

This venture was not easy for 
Ngaba in many ways. He had to sup- 
port his family as well as go to school, 
and he found the French classes— 
mainly arithmetic and French gram- 
mar—very difficult. But, again he 
threw his heart into his studies, and 
he was able to take the classes of the 
sixth grade. The Lord wonderfully 
provided for the family needs, for 
Ngaba worked in the dispensary on 
weekends, Josephine sold food to 
the students, and some of their 
friends sent a gift of food or money 
now and then. 

After his French Bible, the first 
book that Ngaba bought was a Bible 
dictionary. We who cannot remem- 
ber not being able to read, cannot 
really appreciate the thrill of having 
such a new world opened— the world 
of books to be read with the unlimit- 
ed possibility of learning some new 
thing. Ngaba started reading his dic- 
tionary with all this enthusiasm, and 
you could hear him punctuating his 
reading with a frequent and au- 
dible "Thank you"— "Thank you." 

The Lord has given Ngaba and 
Josephine three nice children. These 
parents are only two among all our 
believers in Africa who love the Lord 
Jesus with "hearts that don't falter," 
and who are "an example of the be- 
lievers, in word, in conversation, in 
charity, in spirit, in faith, in pur- 
ity." Praise God for them all! 



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TUB CHDLD^ilNI'S PACE 

Clyde K. Landrum, Director Box 588— Winona Lake, Ind. 




MH'ERS MEET AFRICAN PASTOR— 

Simon-Pierre Nambozouina visited the Earl Fiscus family in Kit- 
tanning, Pennsylvania, and their boys had a grand time. The twins, 
Joel and Mark, were thrilled with their visitor and even little Peter 
blew his horn for his African guest. 




KNOWING YOUR MISSIONARIES— 

Rev. and Mrs. Randall Maycumber and their 
daughter, Lou Ann, are the newest mission- 
aries on our field in Brazil. They left the United 
States in April 1961, and for the past two years 
have been living at Macapa, Brazil, where they 
are in charge of the work at that station. The 
Maycumbers have been busy learning the 
Portuguese language. Pray for them, MH'ers! 



MARY MISSIONARY— 



C K L 



THAT Bright/ 

IN HmHER? 



HOW DO you LIKE 
THE MHC COLORING 
CONTEST PICTURE? 




IT'S GREAT,/ THEY USE 
PORTABLE TABERNACLE 
FRANCE FOR 
LOTS OF 
CHILDREN'S 
MEETINGS 



- AND ALL OF US 
ERS BETTER GET BUSY 
1 AT THESE PICTURES 

AMD DO A 

GOOD JOB 




BE SURE TO SEND 
YOURS IN BEFORE 
JULY 15, KIDS' 




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what 



retreat! 



By Eulalio Trindade — 
"Pastor Trinity" 



(FMS editor's note: Pastor Trin- 
ity, of the Saint Anthony Bay 
Brethren Church in Brazil, is one 
of the three Brazilian pastors 
working under the supervision of 
missionary Bill Burk in his 
Amazon island ministry.) 

During the days that I waited for 
the beginning of the Spiritual Re- 
treat of the young people of our three 
island churches, I lived quite pre- 
occupied with various problems 
which might present themselves dur- 
ing the retreat. My preoccupation 
became even more acute when the 
other two pastors and the missionary 
didn't show up for our usual Wed- 
nesday Bible Institute at my house 
here on Saint Anthony Bay. It was 
at this reunion that we had planned 
to make the final preparations for the 
youth camp. I had no way of know- 
ing at the time that Senhor Bill was 
sick and unable to bring Senhores 
Benjamin and Arthur to my house in 
his little boat, the Vamos. 

I wondered to myself if it were 
possible that the brethren had for- 
gotten that the following week was 
the week of the retreat. Impossible! 
They also have calendars. Could it 
be that God was not lookins with 
favor upon our proposed camp? I 
couldn't believe this because God 
always honors such plans if the goal 
is to serve Him. 

My preoccupation diminished 
somewhat when on Thursday after- 
noon Pastor Arthur from Cotijuba Is- 
land arrived— not in the motorboat 
with Senhor Bill, but in a borrowed 
sailboat! He had with him the regis- 
tration money from Cotijuba and 
from the youth of our Possum Is- 

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land church, for he had stopped by 
Pastor Benjamin's home that morn- 
ing. But I sdll did not find myself 
very tranquilized because the money 
he brought was not sufficient to make 
the necessary purchases for the kitch- 
en—and it was I who had to make 
these purchases! 

So I had to stop and think. Not 
like a "thinker," for I understand 
nothing of philosophy, but merely 
to find a solution to the abo^'e prob- 
lem. Various other problems also pre- 
sented themselves to me. Will the 
island voung people cooperate here 
on my beach like the larger group 
did at the national youth camp on 
Cotijuba Island in January? Will 
they feel the shortage of food? Will 
the pastors be perfectly understood 
by the campers? This would be the 
first such retreat entirely under our 
responsibility— with the missionary 
cooperating neither by his presence 
nor financially. Only one thing didn't 
enter my imagination: Complete Suc- 
cess! And it was exactly this that 
God had prepared for our spiritual 
retreat. Success! Absolute Success! 

To begin with, consider the 
place, my island beach and three- 
room thatched house. It would be 
impossible to find a more appro- 
priate location for a retreat for Chris- 
tian youth. Our sandy beach is com- 
pletely remote and it's extremely 
rare that any person comes by. It's 
really isolated— and very beautiful 
although smaller than "Homesick 
Beach" on Cotijuba Island. And, the 
place seems to be enchanted, blessed 
by God for those two unforgettable 
days of Christian fellowship. 

The time of the retreat was care- 
fully chosen: the last two days of 
Brazil's sin-filled "Carnival," unap- 
propriate days for Christian youth 
to be in the population centers with 
the general public. 

And now the retreat itself. Ah, 
yes! The Retreat! In spite of the rain 
which fell all during the night of 
Sunday to Monday (Feb. 25), a sail- 
boat arrived at six Monday morning 
with the campers from the Possum 
Island Brethren Church. All were 
happy, thanks to God, for having ar- 
rived in peace. They were nine in- 
cluding the layman who came with 
Pastor Benjamin. The sailboat from 
Cotijuba Island didn't arrive until 



after noon, for they had waited until 
it stopped raining because of Pastor 
Arthur's young baby who was mak- 
ing the trip with his mother and 
dad. From the beginning, it was 
clear that this camp was going to be 
crov\'ned with Absolute Success. ! 

The youth could only think of 
the contests after each Bible lesson, 
and because of this their chief at- 
tention during those days was to their 
Bibles. Teams were seen seated on 
the beach studying and testing one 
another. Occasionally individuals re- 
moved themselves greater distances 
from the house, alone in solitary 
thinking. And with good reason, I 
feel. 

Frankly, I was completely satis- 
fied with the conduct of the young 
people (14-25 years of age). Every- 
one demonstrated a viall to cooperate 
and proved himself quite able in the 
work of Christ. This was evident 
when they improvised a meeting 
themselves after our last regular ses- 
sion. The idea came from young 
Manoel Nazareno of Possum Island 
who led the program. Raimundo 
Teles from our own Saint Anthony 
Bay church brought an admirable 
message. May God bless these youth! 

Therefore I say, 'What a retreat!" 
I think that the memory of this camp 
will not very soon leave those who 
took part. And it will leave them 
only with another camp of equal 
or greater success. May God bless us 
in the next such retreat, two months 
hence on Cotijuba Island! 




Raimundo Teles (left) with Pastor Trinity 

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STANDING OF THE CHURCHES 

Showing Percentage of Increase of the 
1962 Foreign Mission Offering Over That for 1961 



These churches 

increased by more than 100 percent 

1. West Covina, Calif. 

2. Tucson, Ariz. 

3. Berrien Springs, Mich. 

4. Jefferson Center, Pa. 

5. Lancaster, Pa. 

6. Bell, Calif. 

7. Compton, Calif. 

8. Limestone, Tenn. 

9. Conemaugh, Pa. (Singer Hill) 

10. Hagerstown, Md. (Gay Street) 

11. Meyersdale, Pa. 

12. Grandview, Wash. 

13. Camden, Ohio 

These churches 

increased by less than 100 percent percentage 

14. Flora, Ind 94 

15. Arbury Hills, 111 92 

16. Dayton, Ohio (Patterson Park) 91 

17. Yakima, Wash 87 

18. Cheyenne, Wyo 78 

19. Grand Rapids, Mich 73 

20. Dayton, Ohio (North Riverdale) 72 

21. Rialto, Calif 68.1 

22. Everett, Pa 68 

23. Gardena, Calif 59 

24. Pordand, Oreg 55 

25. Conemaugh, Pa. (Pike) 54 

26. Peru, Ind 53 

27. Boone's Mill, Va 50 

28. Johnson City, Tenn 48.9 

29. Rittman, Ohio 48.5 

30. Berne, Ind 48.2 

31. Mansfield, Ohio (Woodville) 48 

32. Long Beach, Calif. (Los Altos) 43 

33. Conemaugh, Pa 42.7 

34. Accident, Md 40 

35. Roanoke, Va. (Ghent) 39 

36. Paramount, Calif. 37.8 

37. Winona, Minn 37.6 

38. Elkhart, Ind 36 

39. West Alexandria, Ohio 35.7 

40. Long Beach, Calif. (North) 34.5 

41. Glendale, Calif 33.8 

42. Albuquerque, N. Mex. . . 33.5 



43. Chico, Calif 32.4 

44. Fort Lauderdale, Fla 32 

45. Danville, Ohio 31.7 

46. Fort Wayne, Ind. (Grace) 30.3 

47. Warsaw, Ind 29.8 

48. Modesto, Calif. (LaLoma) 29 

49. Albany, Oreg 28.5 

50. Canton, Ohio 28.4 

51. Margate, Fla 27 

52. Harrah, Wash 24 

53. Portis, Kans 23.5 

54. Altoona, Pa. (First) 22.2 

55. Modesto, Calif. (Community) 22 

56. Findlay, Ohio 21.9 

57. Toppenish, Wash 20.5 

58. Middlebranch, Ohio 20.4 

59. Kokomo, Ind 19 

60. Hagerstown, Md. (Grace) 18.42 

61. York, Pa 18.39 

62. Leon, Iowa 17 

63. Wooster, Ohio 15.7 

64. Winchester, Va 15.5 

65. Norton Village, Ohio 14 

66. Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) 13 

67. Fremont, Ohio (Grace) 12.5 

68. San Diego, Calif 10.6 

69. Taos, N. Mex 10.4 

70. Roanoke, Va. (Clearbrook) .. . ' 8.41 

71. Altoona, Pa. (Grace) 8.40 

72. South Bend, Ind 8.3 

73. Akron, Ohio (First) 8.1 

74. Duncansville, Pa. 7.8 

75. Washington, Pa 6.93 

76. Homerville, Ohio 6.91 

77. Listie, Pa 6.5 

78. Cleveland, Ohio 6.3 

79. Hagerstown, Md. (Calvary) 6.01 

80. Fillmore, Calif 6.00 

81. Beaver City, Nebr 5.96 

82. LaVeme, Cahf 5.1 

83. San Jose, Calif 4.8 

84. Akron, Ohio (Fairlawn) 3.5 

85. Buena Vista, Va 3.4 

86. Ashland, Ohio 3 

87. Jenners, Pa 2.3 

88. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 2 

89. Sidney, Ind L97 

90. Denver, Colo 1 



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Devotional Theme tor May . . . by Mrs. Raymond Gingrich, Longview, Texas 



"I must work the works of him 
that sent me, while it is day: the 
night Cometh, when no man can 
work" (John 9:4). 

Our day to work for Him who 
sent us will soon be over. The 
lengthening shadows already cast 
their long fingers ahead of us. It is 
"high time that we awake out of 
sleep" and the lethargy which has 
setded like a numbing pall over us. 
Many today are merely going through 
the motions of serving the Lord. 
How can we be like that when the 
day demands so very much from us? 
Jesus must be saying, as He did when 
He trod the paths of earth: "Why 
call ye me. Lord, Lord, and do not 
the things which I say?" 

Our Covenant 

We must never forget that when 
we met our Lord at Calvary, we 
made a covenant with Him. We 
promised to forsake all and follow 
Him. As the years pass, the seconds 
tick away, and our opportunities go 
forever from us, the record will have 
been made. How are we redeeming 
the time? How much do we love? 
Love is the key to service. Are we so 
immersed in the fleeting material 
things that we do not keep our 
vows? Could it be that our precious 
Lord is looking at us sadly and 
asking: "Lovest thou me more than 
these?" 

Our Commission 

In the second place, we should be 
reminded that Jesus has never 
changed His marching orders. His 
words like a clarion call come today 
with as much force and certainty as 
when they fell on the ears of His 



followers long ago, "Go ye!" This 
too, is our commission. He expects 
every Christian to heed this order. 

There is a story which is told of a 
man who visited an art museum. He 
stood long before a sculptured figure 
which he could not understand. Fi- 
nally, an attendant asked him what 
was troubling him. He answered that 
he would like very much to have 
someone explain the statue to him. 
The guide answered: "The statue's 
name is Opportunity. He has his 
eyes covered because men seldom 
recognize him when he comes. He 
has wings on his feet because he is 
fleeting, and when once gone can 
never be recalled." How often we 
sit airound and wait for opportuni- 
ties when lo, they are already present. 
It is even as it was in our Lord's 
day. Listen as He speaks to us to- 
day: "Say not ye. There are yet 
four months, and then cometh har- 
vest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up 
your eyes, and look on the fields; 
for they are white already to harvest" 
(John 4:35). 

Our Comfort 

Always we see that the Lord stands 
back of His commandments uath 
precious promises. Even the most 
fearful may have peace because of 
these. Did He not say when He told 
us to go, "Lo I am with thee"? This, 
then, is our comfort. The mighty 
heroes of the faith were the ones 
who took God at His word. There 
would have been no God-given, 
earth-rending of the vital defenses of 
Jericho if there had not been a 
Joshua who looked to the God who 
said: "Have I not commanded thee? 
Be strong and of a good courage; be 



not afraid neither be thou dismayed: 
for the Lord thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest" (Josh. 1:9). 
What task is too great, what burden 
too heavy, what grief too great to 
bear, if He is by our side? 

Our Crown 

Also, there is the promise of re- 
ward for faithfulness. What is our 
joy? What is our crown? Paul wrote 
to his beloved ones at Thessalonica: 
"Ye are our glory and joy." Nothing 
can bring more joy to the faithful 
servant than the warming flood 
which fills the hearts of those who 
are used of the Lord to bring precious 
souls to Him. This is a crown which 
every Christian can win. Of all of 
the crowns which the Lord has to 
give, the soul-winner's crown must 
be the one which He likes most to 
bestow. 

Yes; the night cometh. Are we 
ready for it? Have we kept our vows 
to Him? Can we truly say that we 
have been faithful to our covenant? 
Are we busy each day fulfilling our 
commission? If so, then we have 
known the comfort of His shelter- 
ing arms; we have felt the wonder 
of His presence. And so, as we pass 
into the night, which shall mean a 
glorious day with Him— or per- 
chance wait expectantly for His com- 
ing—we need not be ashamed. We 
shall not go to Him with empty 
hands. What a privilege is ours! 
What greater honor could we have 
than to be used of Him to bring the 
lost with great joy into His pres- 
ence. Oh, what a challenge! There 
can be no delay though. We must 
never forget that "the night cometh, 
when no man can work." 



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AN EXPERIENCE 

THAT DREW ME CLOSE TO THE LORD 

By Mrs. Harold Etiing 

Winona Lake. Indiana 



"Oh, Harold, we're going!" I 
screeched. 

"Going where?" you may ask. The 
incident which caused the outburst 
taught us how often our disappoint- 
ments are His appointments, and 
certainly drew us nearer to Christ. 
Yes; it was this incident which 
changed the course of our lives. 

We had been to the prayer service 
at our church at Marshallville, Ohio, 
which was about thirty-five miles 
from our home in Cuyahoga Falls, 
Ohio. It was a beautiful moonlight 
night, and as we stepped to the 
car after service, we observed that 
we had a flat tire. Harold changed 
the tire, left the one to be repaired 
with the promise we would pick it 
up after class meeting on Saturday 
night. 

Mother had gone with us. We took 
her home, got to the main intersec- 
tion of Akron, Ohio, when "bang" 
went another tire. We called the 
garage where we had an account, 
but the attendant was alone and 
could not service us until after the 
store closed at midnight. What could 
we do but wait? 

The attendant brought the tire, 
helped Harold change it and we 
were all set— we thought! We drove 
about three miles and started to cross 
the High Level Bridge, which was 
frosted because of the rising moisture 
of the river beneath. Providentially 
we were going slowly as Main Street 
angled onto the bridge. 

As I screeched "We're going," we 
slid across the highway, hit the curb- 
ing, and two more tires were gone! 
That is not all. We saw a line of 
cars coming toward us and knew they 
could do nothing but hit us. Eight 
cars piled up one against the other. 

The impact threw our car out of 
line. Four tires and a wrecked car 
took the money we had saved to go 
to seminary. 

How good God was! Not one 



scratch or bruise for us, and of the 
eight cars only one passenger had a 
slight laceration. 

I recall the tears of disappointment 
and perplexity that flowed over 
Harold's cheeks. He had saved money 
to go to a particular school. We real- 
ized then, and so much more now. 



that "All things work together for 
good to them that love God, to them 
who are the called according to his 
purpose." You see, the school which 
we had desired to attend was liberal. 
Now the savings were gone. We 
could not go. 

Very soon after the collision we 
led music at a tri-state convention. 
The speaker truly warmed our hearts, 
and for the first time we heard of 
The Brethren Church. How precious 
it has been to us since! 

We immediately enrolled in the 
seminary and truly praise the Lord 
for His sparing us, and then so 
graciously showering blessings upon 
us. 



MISSIONARY BIRTHDAYS FOR JULY 

AFRICA- 
Mrs. Floyd W. Taber July 8 

B.P. 36. Bossangoa vLa Bangui, Central African Republic 

Rev. Robert S. Williams July 15 

Batangafo via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Rev. Donald G. Hocking July 15 

B.P. 13. Bozoum via Bangui. Central African Republic 

James Randall Hocking July 20, 1954 

B.P. 13. Bozoum via Bangui. Central African Republic 

Miss Marian Thurston 

Mission a N'Zoro. Bocaranga via Bangui, Central African Republic 

Wilma Esther Mason 

B.P. 36. Bossangoa via Bangui. Central African Republic 

ARGENTINA- 
Michael Stephen Marshall July 12, 1951 

Circunscripcion 4. Seccion 4, Manzana 9, Casa 6, Ciudad General Belgrano. Argentina, 
S. A. 

Sylvia Monica Fay July 20, 1953 

c/o Schrock, Calle 10, No. 90, Barrio Parque Velez Sarsfield. Cordoba, Argentina, S. A. 

Gail Marie Bishop July 22, 1952 

I. Arias 3360, Castelar F.N.D.F.S., Argentina, S. A. 

Mrs. Solon Hoyt July 29 

Chiclana 1074, Don Bosco, F.C.G.R.. Argentina. S. A. 



.... July 24 
July 25, 1955 



MEXICO- 
Harold Douglas Haag July 7, 

439 Sunset Lane. San Ysidro. California. tT.S.A. 



1949 



PUERTO RICO- 
Jacqueline Elaine Dickson 

Box 1103, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 

IN THE UNITED STATES- 
Kenneth Paul Burk 

Box 588, Winona Lake, Indiana 

Bruce Austin Bobbins 

512 Washington Street. Cape May, New Jersey 

Miss Florence Bickel 

105 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake. Indiana 

Dr. Austin Bobbins 

512 Washington Street. Cape May. New Jersey 

Dr. Orville D. Jobson 

Box 420. Winona Lake. Indiana 

Mrs. Orville D. Jobson 

Box 420. Winona Lake. Indiana 

Miss Lois Ringler 

Box 588. Winona Lake. Indiana 

Carol Ann Miller ■ ■ . 

221 Cloverdale Avenue, Modesto. California 



July 1, 1958 



July 
July 



3, 1961 
5, 1953 

July 10 

July 1 1 

July 11 

July 21 

. . . July 30 
July 31, 1947 



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''Underdeveloped'' Defined in Brazil 



In the February issue of the Read- 
er's Digest, the first article is entitled 
"What It Means To Be Under- 
developed." When we read the article 
here in Brazil, that imaginary family 
took on flesh and blood, and we 
knew their names. Illness brought 
me in close contact with one such 
family for a day, and the facts and 
figures of the article became even 
more real. 

This family is much better off fi- 
nancially than any other family of 
our church here on Cotijuba island. 
The husband is a fisherman, as are 
many others, but he seems to know 
how to manage his affairs well and 
supply "well" for his family. They 
live in a new wooden house with a 
tile roof. This is unusual because 
most of the families here have simple 
homes made of palm thatch or mud. 
The new house is built up off the 
ground and has a wooden floor. Most 
of the island homes have only mud 
floors or at best a rough uneven floor 
made of split palm logs. The front 
room still lacks the walls but a nice 
bedroom and dining room have been 
enclosed. The kitchen is a large, un- 
enclosed area at the back of the 
house with a floor of palm logs. The 
furniture consists of six chairs com- 
parable to our dining room chairs but 
used in the living room, a china 
closet, an alarm clock, one bench, 
and a plain table unpainted and un- 
adorned by any kind of tablecloth. 
A new sewing machine was their 
latest purchase. There are no closets; 
all the clothes are kept in one small 
trunk. Except for the table and bench 
all the other furniture is missing from 
most of our believer's homes. You will 
notice that I am talking only of our 
believers. Most of the unbelievers 
are in worse condition because the 
little that the husband earns is so 
often spent on sugarcane rum, gam- 
bling, and so forth. 

I was called to this neighbor's 
home at night when the wife became 
ill eight days after the birth of her 
eighth child. Since the living room 
was not yet enclosed, it was not used 
as a sleeping room, so the ten mem- 
bers of the family plus a brother were 

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all sleeping in the two enclosed rooms 
—the men and two litde boys in the 
dining room, and the wife and girls 
in the bedroom. In this room were 
five hammocks for seven people. The 
mother and new baby each had a 
hammock. One of the older girls, 
preferring to sleep on the floor rather 
than share a hammock with a young- 
er sister, occupied a reed mat with 
a pile of rags for a pillow. None of 
the children had proper sleeping gar- 
ments. In the late afternoon they had 
bathed and put on clean clothing. 
Unless they v\'ent to school or away 
from home on some errand, they 
would wear those same clothes 
through the next day until bath time 




By Mrs. Bill Burk 

again. The mother had made herself 
two new cotton gowns in preparation 
for her delivery. Otherwdse, she too 
would have slept in some old dress. 

Diapers for the newborn baby con- 
sisted of pieces of worn-out dresses 
and pants of the other members of 
the family. Its other clothing was that 
which had been carefully kept from 
one baby to the next. This mother 
keeps shorts on her litde boys, but it 
isn't uncommon to see boys five and 
six years old naked except when they 
go away from home. 

The lovely new china closet was 
very poorly furnished. There were 
seven jelly glasses I had given them, 
a few odd cups, and a tin plate 



apiece. For silverware there was a 
soup spoon each. A small teaketde, 
a half dozen pans, and some cans 
completed the kitchen utensils with 
a jungle knife which served many 
purposes. 

Food for this family for one day 
consisted of coffee for breakfast, cof- 
fee for nine o'clock snack, boiled fish 
and manioc flour for lunch, coffee 
at four o'clock, and coffee and a 
boiled root similar to a potato for 
supper. During the day, the children 
pieced on fruit and manioc flour. 
Fruit is fairly abundant on this island 
and I am convinced that this is what 
keeps them alive, for there certainly 
'.vere no vitamins in anything else 
they ate. 

It's possible your first thought on 
reading this has been: "What can I 
do?" However, money, food, and 
clothing cannot be sent to this fam- 
ily because they are but one of a 
multitude. The family has already 
received from us that which is most 
important— a saving knowledge of the 
Lord Jesus Christ. But, not far from 
us there is another lady who is also 
very ill. She fears she may die and 
there is no peace in her heart. She 
is terrified, and when she tries to 
sleep, she sees the ghosts of dead 
friends and relatives coming for her. 
Even though our hearts are sad at the 
thought of our Christian neighbor 
dying and leaving behind those eight 
little children, the plight of our un- 
saved friend is much greater. There 
is hope for her because she has a 
good Christian neighbor who is try- 
ing to help. 

There is also a Brazilian pastor 
for this island. When the mission- 
ary leaves, a gospel witness will con- 
tinue and this lady and others like 
her can hear the Gospel as long as 
they are willing to listen. But what 
of those who suffer not only the sor- 
rows brought on by poverty and ig- 
norance, but also the fears that grip 
the heart at the thought of death 
because they have no hope beyond 
the grave. Wbat can you do? 
About the poverty and ignorance, 
nothing; about the fear, you may 
pray and send us reinforcements. 

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DEPENDENT ^^^ 




ON THE F^^ 




1 ^ 

LORD 




V 

By Mrs. Charles Lawson 




.J Berrien Springs, Michigan 





Sometimes the Lord uses very un- 
usual circumstances in the lives of 
various individuals as means of draw- 
ing them particularly close unto him- 
self. On the other hand, there are 
other individuals who appear to lead 
rather ordinary lives that seem to 
adhere rather closely to the average 
beaten paths of human experiences. 
Yet it is quite possible for the Lord 
to utilize common experiences in His 
dealings with His children. 

The particular experience which I 
shall perhaps always recall as a time 
when I felt extremely dependent 
upon the Lord happened just about 
two years ago. Perhaps the combina- 
tion of circumstances is not such a 
frequent occurrence; yet the individ- 
ual situations are some which many 
of you readers have no doubt expe- 
rienced yourselves at one time or an- 
other. 

After four years of marriage, while 
my husband was finishing college 
and attending seminary and I was 
teaching school, we were finally look- 
ing foru'ard to his last year of school- 
ing. When this year was completed, 
he hoped to have a pastorate waiting 
for him; our finances were planned 
so that he wouldn't need to work his 
senior year and we could still leave 
debt-free with even a little extra to 
begin our new life; and finally, I 
could take a vacation from teaching 
and devote a few years to being a 
full-rime mother for the children we 
hoped to have. 

Everyone has plans; where would 
any of us be if we didn't? even 
though they don't always work out 
according to our own blueprint! As 
Christians we know that the Lord 
had His perfect plan for our lives. 
When we pray that His will might 



be accomplished in and through us 
as His children, we may often dis- 
cover that segments of our lives seem 
to take a different course from what 
we had planned and anticipated. 
Perhaps oftentimes that course in- 
volves a lot more difficult situations 
than we would ever have planned for 
ourselves. 

As we now look back on the past, 
it would really have been simple 
enough for our own plans to have 
v\'orked out. We were looking for- 
ward to serving the Lord in what- 
ever place we felt He would be lead- 
ing. We were already seeking to 
serve Him and also gain valuable 
experience for the future through 
the student pastorate which my hus- 
band held throughout seminary. We 
felt that the Lord had taught us 
many valuable lessons, and un- 
doubtedly He had. But we were 
praying that He would direct in His 
own 2ood time concerning our fu- 
ture service for Him when school- 
ing would be completed. 

I truly believe that our experiences 
during the last semester of school 
must have been designed primarily 
to teach us what utter dependence 
on the Lord really meant. We were 
preparing to become leaders among 
the Lord's people; we would be ad- 
vising others to trust the Lord to 
meet their every need. We had heard 
many other students tell how the 
Lord had supplied real needs for 
them, but we had experienced a 
reasonable amount of security with- 
out literally having to trust the Lord 
to know where the next dollar might 
be coming from just for the necessi- 
ties of life, and for this we were very 
grateful. We could always make out 
by cutting out unnecessary spending 



and find some extra work for awhile. 

Then came the last semester of 
school. There was no more steady 
income from teaching because we 
were expecting an addition to our 
family the end of April. Most of our 
bills and payments were not due to 
be paid off until June. Jobs were 
hard to find at that time, but partic- 
ularly so for a student who expected 
to graduate and leave in only a few 
months. We learned that the Lord 
truly is able to do "exceeding abund- 
antly above all that we ask or think" 
(Eph. 3:20). We marveled at His 
leading and His provision for us from 
week to week and month to month. 
Once He provided a job for a whole 
month, other rimes just odd and part- 
time jobs. He provided the strength 
for my husband to work and still 
finish up his full schedule at school. 
He provided ways and means for 
putting off some financial obliga- 
tions until school was over and we 
should be relocated with a regular 
salary once again. 

But as the school year came nearer 
and nearer to an end, this became an- 
other area in which we had to leam 
to put our full trust and confidence 
in the Lord. The month of May 
came, and we still had no leading 
about where to go after graduation 
and no steady work to depend on 
until the Lord should show us His 
place of service. We learned to ap- 
preciate more fully than ever before 
such promises as "Commit thy way 
unto the Lord; trust also in him; and 
he shall bring it to pass" (Ps. 37:5), 
and "Wait on the Lord: be of good 
courage, and he shall strengthen 
thine heart" (Ps. 27:14). It was not 
until a month after graduation that 
we felt the Lord's leading to our 
present field of service. Such a time 
of uncertainty sometimes seemed like 
a rather trying experience, but it 
was also a time when we were drawn 
to the Lord in such a way as we had 
never experienced before. 

Then finally, during this time our 
son was bom. The presence of this 
child in the home has constantly 
served to remind us how much we 
need to trust the Lord daily for 
strength, patience, and wisdom. I 
often thank the Lord that I have been 
able to stay at home with our child 

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WMC News^ 

INDIANA DISTRICT. On 
March 29, nearly 200 persons visited 
the seven mission points of The 
Brethren Church as they took a 
"Flight to Foreign Missions" at the 
Indiana District WMC Fellowship 
Fair Festival held in the Grace 
Seminary Building. The theme was 
"Kept by the Power of God in Love 
in Leisure" (Mark 6:31). 

A booth was constructed for each 
field which contained curios, maps, 
pictures, and other articles depicting 
the work of that particular field. It 
would be very difficult to choose be- 
tween these booths as to the best 
one or the most interesting and in- 
formative one. Many folks comment- 
ed on the African booth where Misses 
Byron, Bickel, and Snyder were 
"performing"— the missionary (Miss 
Byron) was teaching a heathen lady 
(Miss Bickel) to read John 3:16 and 
they were dressed the part! By the 
way. Miss Bickel did learn to read 
John 3:16 in a different language 
that night because Miss Byron taught 
her a different dialect than the na- 
tives used where Miss Bickel worked. 
While this lesson was in progress. 
Miss Snyder told us of the work 
among the natives, especially with 
regard to literature, but I am afraid 
she had pretty stiff competition 
while she was speaking. Other mis- 
sionaries present for the evening's 
festivities were Miss Elizabeth Tyson, 
Mrs. Rose Foster, Mrs. Floyd Taber, 
the Don Spanglers, and the J. Paul 
Dowdys. 

On our return flight, we were 
served the following to represent 
the various points we had visited: 
French bread, France; corned beef, 
Argentina; com chips, Mexico; pea- 
nuts, Africa; pineapple upside down 
cake, Puerto Rico; punch, Hawaii; 
and coffee, Brazil. 

The offering of the evening was 
$95 which was given to Foreign Mis- 
sions—of course! 

-Mrs. Robert W. Deloe 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-ARI- 
ZONA DISTRICT. WMC Winter 
Missionary Conference. Monday 
night, February 11, the WMC 

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women and their families gathered 
together in the Inglewood church for 
a great missionary conference. 

Rev. Harold Painter of the Mont- 
clair church led the 213 women and 
men present in the singing of "I Love 
To Tell the Story," and then opened 
the meeting with prayer. 

Mrs. Schlange presented Dr. Rus- 
sell Barnard, who in turn presented 
the missionaries present: Dr. Floyd 
Taber from Africa, going back in 
July, the Lord willing; Rev. and Mrs. 
Keith Altig, just returned from 
Brazil; Rev. Tom Julien from France; 
Mrs. Albert Balzer, who returned to 
Africa February 17; Rev. Eddie Mil- 
ler from Brazil; and Rev. and Mrs. 
Phillip Guerena, who went to Mex- 
ico in March. 

Each of the missionaries was ques- 
tioned as to his work on the field, 
and asked to give a prayer request. 
What a challenge this was. If we 
prayed as we ought and for all the 
needs of each field, we would be on 
our knees before the Lord contin- 
ually. 

Mrs. Balzer sang beautifully, "The 
Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want." 

After the business of the evening, 
Mrs. Robert Firl was introduced as 
the new district SMM patroness. Mrs. 
Baldwin, the pianist for the evening, 
left the piano and played a lovely 
marimba duet with Mrs. Wade. Just 
before Brother Julien showed his 
pictures of France, Mr. and Mrs. 
Don McNeely sang, "Surely, good- 
ness and mercy." 

We were challenged anew by the 
great need in France— for mission- 
aries and funds to spread the Gospel 
to a very needy people. We were told 
that out of 46 million people only 
two percent go to church and over 
half the population is under twenty 
years of age. Mr. Julien stressed the 
need of property for a youth camp 
and asked us to pray that the Lord 
would supply this need. He then 
closed in prayer, and we were ad- 
monished once more to pray for our 
missionaries. Mrs. Schlange adjourn- 
ed the meeting, and sent us to our 
homes praising God for His good- 
ness in keeping us by His Power, 
and knowing we must work and give, 
for the time of our redemption draw- 
eth nigh. 

Helen Soverns, Asst. District Secy. 



Dependent . . . 

(Continued from page 22 1 j 

in his early years and observe the 
wonderful way a little life grows, 
develops, and learns. This has been 
a continuing experience of drawing 
me closer to the Lord day by day 
as I am sure it is for many other 
mothers and fathers. 

I trust that we will never, for 
long, become so bogged down with 
the vissitudes and adversities of life 
and the aggravations of everyday liv- 
ing that we overlook the wonderful 
privilege and responsibility that is 
ours of observing and overseeing the 
physical and spiritual development of 
the children which the Lord has en- 
trusted to our keeping. The thought 
of this awesome responsibility often 
serves to humble me before the Lord 
and causes me to realize my need for 
continual dependence upon Him. 



NOTICE 

The new program packets, 
which will be mailed early in 
June, can be sent only to those 
councils who reported their of- 
ficers, on the statistical blanks 
sent in last summer. If you have 
changed officers, or if officers 
have changed their addresses, or 
if you are a new council not 
yet reported, please send the 
names and addresses of your 
president and second vice presi- 
dent (program chairman) to 

Mrs. Robert Griffith 
822 Knorr Street 
Philadelphia II, Pennsylvania 



THANKS 

to all the councils who are 
using the treasurer's slips. 
These slips are in the Devo- 
tional Packets which are sent 
to each council. I wish all 
the councils would use these 
slips. 

Mrs. Robert Ashman 
National Financial 
Secy.-Treas. 



Brethren Missionary Herald 



Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 



KEEP LOOKING UP ... IN STATISTICS 
By Miss Gail Jones 



My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morn- 
ing will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 



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Paul the apostle tells us to be 
statistically minded in II Timothy 
2:15: "Study to show thyself ap- 
proved unto God, a workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly 
dividing the word of truth." 

Now the Lord intended His Word 
for all His children regardless of 
land or color, and this includes His 
African children, as well as Chris- 
tians here in the United States. 

We are told that we should be 
statistically minded in study. Chris- 
tian girls in Africa are to study even 
as Christian girls in other lands. Per- 
haps the girls of other lands have 
advantage over African girls in that 
they are taught to read and write. 
There is still a great shortage of 
teachers, but we do praise the Lord 
for the Christian teacher who has 
dedicated his or her life in teaching 
for the Lord in the land of Africa. 

As we see our African Christian 
girls applying themselves in the study 
of reading and writing, we know that 
the Lord will bless and enrich their 
lives. Through the effort they put 
forth in learning to use these val- 
uable tools, they become more ef- 
fective witnesses for Him. 

Our second statistic. P" ■! tells us 
that we should study for : . purpose 
of showing ourselves "approved unto 
God." There is only one way by 
which we can have God's approval 
upon our lives as girls in America or 
Africa, and that is by taking Jesus 

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as our Saviour from sin. Once this 
has been done, then we must follow 
Him in our daily living. We are told 
to let the Word of Christ dwell in 
us richly. We can only have this 
Word of Christ dwelling in us when 
we study it daily and obey its teach- 
ings. 




Miss Gail Jones 



In Africa our Sunday-school quar- 
terlies have sections to be worked out 
daily concerning the lesson for the 
following Sunday. It's really a bless- 
ing to see our SMM girls using their 
fingers through the art of writing. 
This is one way they learn His Word 
and thereby apply it to their lives. 

Paul gives us the third statistic by 
telling us to be a "workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed." 

An African girl is up very early 
every day, she has much to do be- 
fore the day ends. There are always 
younger children who need care and 
attention; there is always the work 
in the gardens. There are back- 



breaking hours of hard work. This is 
work in which every member of the 
family must take part in order to have 
the bare necessities of life. 

African girls must also learn a little 
about cooking and housekeeping. It 
is a common sight as one passes 
through the villages to see some girl 
sweeping out her home. This is a 
big job because her home has a dirt 
floor. Of course it is packed dirt, but 
it still gets dirty and must be swept. 

During the rainy season there are 
always the ants to be gathered in for 
good eating. After all who wants to 
miss that? The girls take a litde 
basket in which they place a sticky 
substance, dig a hole in the ground, 
place the basket as the ants attempt 
to fly out of the ground. The girls 
always tell us that these ants are so 
tasty. They tear the wings from the 
ants and eat many of them at the 
time they collect them. Then they 
take the rest of their catch home to 
be fried in peanut oil and eaten. 

An African Christian girl must not 
fail in carrying out her duties for two 
reasons: First, if she fails in doing 
her share of the work, then it may 
mean a heavier work load upon an- 
other member of the family; second- 
ly, if she fails to be a good worker, 
then who of her family will believe 
her testimony for the Lord? She must 
prove herself "a workman that need- 
eth not to be ashamed" in the daily 
tasks which are hers in order that 

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she may never be ashamed to present 
her testimony for Jesus to her loved 
ones. 

Just as girls in America like to 
have their hair neat and pretty, so 
do African girls. But, alas, they do 
not have the beauty parlors or tonics 
we have. They follow the "do it 
yourself" plan with each other. This 
getting "beautified" on the top of 
their heads takes just as much time 
for an African girl as it does for one 
in the States, and it does require lots 
and lots of patience. The hair must 
be combed and parted into millions 
of little roads, and then it is braided 
in each parted section all over the 
head. If a friend does this job for an 
African girl, she must be ready to 
return the favor sometime. 

While one is using her fingers in 
bringing the happiness of looking 
nice, one can also use her tongue to 
tell the love of Jesus, which can 
bring about that more important hap- 
piness that lasts forever in the human 
soul! This is another way in which 
the Christian girl of Africa can be 
"a workman that needeth not to be 
ashamed." 

Paul's fourth statistic, "rightly 
dividing the word of truth," an 
African Christian girl also must 
learn. She has the opportunity to 
learn how to do this through the 
various classes which the church has 
for helping its members to a better 
understanding of the Bible. SMM 
plays a very important part in help- 
ing each SMM girl along this line. 

As a Christian, she must learn to 
hide God's Word in her heart 
through study and memorization. 
She must let it be a "lamp unto [her] 
feet, and a light unto [her] path" 
in which she lives— life which is 
above reproach. This Word of God 
virill keep His child from sin. She will 
give evidence of her faith in Christ 
by her life in the way she lives each 
day. She will no longer worship idols 
and spirits and she will be careful in 
all things in order that her testimony 
will be effective to her family, 
friends, and in the village where she 
lives. 

As a child of God she no longer 
walks in darkness, but she has the 
light of the Gospel of Christ shining 
in her heart. Her utmost desire will 
be to share diis "wonderful" news 

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SMM NATIONAL CONFERENCE 

Calling all SMM girls to the National SMM Conference, August 
12-18, Winona Lake, Indiana. Come and celebrate the fiftieth anni- 
versary of SMM. 

Wanted 

A "picture gallery" for this special anniversary conference. Please 
send any and all pictures of SMM interest, past and present, to Joyce 
Ashman, national president. You are requested to put your name and 
address on each picture and pick them up after conference. 



wdth others. She will take every op- 
portunity to "rightly divide" this 
wonderful life-giving news with other 
girls that they too might come to 
know Him who said, "I am the way, 
the truth, and the life." 

Indeed we know many girls in 
Africa who have given evidence that 
they possess this new life and in 
turn share what God in Christ has 
done for them vwth other girls in 
their villages. 

What a real joy it is when we see 
our SMM girls of Africa taking the 
leadership of their local village SMM 
groups, teaching and helping other 
girls to study to become workmen 
"rightly dividing the word of truth." 
When we realize that they must 
spend many hours each day in the 
work of the gardens and in the care 
of younger brothers and sisters, and 
many other duties, we are humbly 
thankful that they manage to attend 
as many classes and gatherings as 
they do. 

Let every American SMM girl 
take statistical account of her own 
life in the light of our verse. 

SMM NATIONAL OFFICERS 

President — Joyce Ashman, 602 Chestnut 
St., Winona Lake, Ind. 

Vice President — Linda Moore, c/o Breth- 
ren Youth Council, Box 617, Winona Lake, 
Ind. 

General Secretary— Paulette Macon, c/o 
Brethren Youth Council. Box 617, Winona 
Lake, Ind. 

Treasurer- Dee Anna Caldwell, c/o Breth- 
ren Youth Council, Box 617, Winona Lake 
Ind. 

Editor— Rosalie Ash, c/o Brethren Youth 
Council, Box 617. Winona Lake, Ind. 

Literature Secretary— Nancy McMunn, 
c/o Brethren Youth Council, Box 617, Win- 
ona Lake, Ind. 

Program Chairman — Mrs. Tom Inman, 
590 S. Dale Ct., Denver 19, Colo. 

Patroness— Mrs. Ted Henning, 8399 Mid- 
dlebranch Ave., N.E., Middlebranch, Ohio. 

Ass't. Patroness— Mrs. Ralph Hall, R.R. 
3, Warsaw, Ind. 



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Reporting! 



WASHINGTON, PA. The Junior 
and Middler girls have been enjoy- 
ing the lesson materials for this 
year. The girls had the WMC ladies 
and their mothers as guests at the 
December meeting. Because of the 
weather the WMC and SMM had 
a combined meeting in February, 
which was a success. Afterward the 
women entertained the girls. Now 
this SMM is working on the district 
project to send a box to Sherry Lopez. 

STERLING, OHIO. The North- 
ern Ohio District rally was held here 
in March. Mrs. Leo Polman was the 
guest speaker. Her challenging mes- 
sage was fully testified to later by 
the girls. There were 172 present. 

DALLAS CENTER, IOWA. The 
Junior SMM sponsored a mothers 
tea in September. Each girl has given 
a gift to the missionary chest, and 
studied most of The Brethren Church 
history, for they have a lesson at each 
meeting. One of the girls, Donna 
Hawbaker, has quoted Colossians. 

ROANOKE, VA. The Senior 
SMM of the Patterson Memorial 
Church at Hollins have decided to 
buy two bulletin boards for their 
new church as a local project. Each 
girl has one or more penny partners 
from which to collect pennies each 
Sunday to pay for the boards. At 
Christmas they went caroling, de- 
livered cookies and candies to shut-in 
folks. They always send a get-well 
card to any member of the church 
who is ill. Each girl is reading "Never 
a Dull Moment" and "We Believe." 

Brethren Missionary Herald 



Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 



Second in a series of three 



THE IDEAL YOUNG WOMAN 



Have you ever heard this: "There's 
no point in her going to college. 
She'll just get married anyway, and 
then all that education is wasted"? 

It may sound logical on the sur- 
face, but so have lots of other things 
sounded logical: "If thou be the 
Son of God, cast thyself down . . . 
He shall give his angels charge con- 
cerning thee"; "Get married and you 
won't have to worry about the future; 
your husband will take care of you." 

I'd like to suggest to young women 
that this attitude is far more worldly 
than many of the worldly things you 
shun. The worldly attitude is not the 
desire to marry (that may be of God), 
but the lack of a sense of personal 
responsibility, the lack of a sense of 
stewardship for the life God has 
given to you. The young man may 
be flattered that you want to put 
yourself so completely in his hands, 
but he may later feel vaguely un- 
satisfied, cheated, and impoverished 
that you bring so little to the mar- 
riage besides your desire to be taken 
care of. 

Although for most young women 
marriage is in God's will, the young 
woman who sees this as the ultimate 
goal is really spiritually shortsighted. 
Preparation of mind and heart will 
not only assure her radiant beauty on 
her wedding day, but will also give 
her maturity, stability, faith to look 
beyond possible adversities which 
may well occur in the marriage. It 
will prepare her to understand and 
love her husband through trials to 
be a real helpmeet to him, physically, 
emotionally, mentally, and spiritual- 
ly. She will be mature and godly in 
raising' her children, rather dian 
superficially indulgent, and to take a 
place of influence and respect in her 
community so that her godly life 
may have an impact beyond the walls 
of her own home. Perhaps after her 
children are partly grown she can 
take a job outside the home, either 
for economic reasons or for altruistic 
motives. 

In planning their lives, young 
men and women have a slightly dif- 



By Miss Ava Schnittjer 

Dean of Women, Grace College 

ferent problem. A young man 
chooses a career and plans his edu- 
cation with this choice in mind. 
Somewhere along the line he will 
probably meet "the girl" and sooner 
or later marriage will follow. But 
marriage for the young man doesn't 
change his career plans or alter his 
course. It's another step, another 
choice along the way. 

On the other hand, when marriage 
interrupts the girl's preparation for 
a certain career, it causes what may 
seem a change in the direction of her 
life. But if she has vision, she'll see 
beyond the immediate situation; 
she'll see her responsibility to de- 
velop herself for God, for her hus- 
band, for others. 

She'll see that she can be a more 
stimulating marriage partner if she 
can be intellectually challenging. A 
consistent study of the Bible and of 
all the fields of knowledge covered 
in a liberal arts education will give 
her perspective, balance, an inde- 
pendent dependence on God so that 
"the heart of her husband doth safely 
trust in her." She'll see that if as a 
married woman she must work out- 
side the home (as 50 percent of mar- 
ried women now do) she may choose 
her work with a sense of responsi- 
bility for God's will for her and re- 
sponsibility for the stewardship of 
her life. 

The ideal woman pictured in Prov- 
erbs 31 certainly didn't neglect her 
home (vv. 21-22, 27-28). But she was 



also a business woman (w. 16, 24); 
she did physical work (w. 17, 19); 
she exercised her intelligence (v. 
18). Her husband had a place of 
importance (v. 23), and she was not 
a drawback, but a compliment, to 
him (v. 26). 

Because her motivation was not 
marriage, but the fear of the Lord, 
she made the most of the abilities 
God gave her. 

Don't let a superficial logic short- 
circuit God's plan for you. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS 

1. Get your SMM group in the 
news. Items from the Southern Ohio 
and Southern California-Arizona Dis- 
tricts as soon as possible to the na- 
tional editor. 

2. Remember, election of officers 
is in June. 

3. June 10 is the due date for your 
Brethren Foreign Missions offering. 
This offering is for the higher edu- 
cation of missionaries' children and 
the motor scooter for the Icoaraci 
(Brazil) Brethren work. 



PRAYER 
REQUESTS 

1. Pray for Miss Gail Jones that 
she will serve the Lord in the best 
way in the Africa Brethren Church. 

2. Ask God to send forth more 
laborers for Africa— especially teach- 
ers. 

3. Ask God to give you wisdom in 
making your summer count for Him. 

4. Pray that you will be willing to 
obey your mother and father in every 
way. 



Suggested Program for June 



Bible Study: 

"Keep Looking Up ... in Statistics" 
Junior— Miss Mary Ann Habegger 
Middler-Mrs. Glenn Baker 
Senior— Mrs. Donald E. Gale 

Mission Study: 
"Looking to Jesus ... in Africa" 
Miss Gail Jones 



Memory Verse: 
II Timothy 2:15 



Emblem: 
Fingers 



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CHURCH 
NEWS 



EVANGELICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



WOOSTER, OHIO. The First 
Brethren Church, Kenneth Ashman, 
pastor, presented a thirty-minute 
program of music and Scripture re- 
corded by the Grace College Choir 
over station WWST on Easter Sun- 
day evening. 

GOSHEN, IND. New attend- 
ance records at Grace Brethren 
Church were 162 in Sunday school, 
and 157 in the morning worship 
service on Apr. 14. Five new mem- 
bers were received into the fellow- 
ship of the church. R. Paul Miller, 
pastor. 

WINONA LAKE, IND. Bob Col- 
litt. Brethren evangelist under the 
Board of Evangelism, reports that 
190 decisions have been made in his 
meetings since Jan. 1. 

TEMPLE CITY, CALIF. Robert 
L. Firl, pastor of the Temple City 
Brethren Church, has been approved 
for licensure by the ministerial exam- 
ining board of the Southern Cali- 
fornia-Arizona District of Brethren 
Churches. 

PERU, IND. Because of a 
change in Pastor John Evan's educa- 
tional plans, he withdrew his resig- 
nation at a recent business meeting 
of the Peru Brethren Church. The 
church gave him an overwhelming 
vote of confidence to continue as 
pastor for the fourth year. 

DAYTON, OHIO. Congratula- 
tions to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Grubbs, 
who celebrated their 55th wedding 
anniversary on Apr. 19. They have 
been members of the First Brethren 
Church for 52 years. G. Forrest 
Jackson, pastor. 

RIALTO, CALIF. Guest speakers 
at the Rialto Brethren Church, Ger- 
ald Polman, pastor, on Apr. 7 were 
Dr. Floyd Taber, medical missionary 

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to Africa; and Edward Miller, mis- 
sionary to Brazil. 

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO. 

After a 12 year ministry at the Grace 
Brethren Church, Richard L. Burch, 
tendered his resignation as pastor on 
Apr. 7. Future plans are indefinite. 

FINDLAY, OHIO. Rev. and Mrs. 
Leo Polman, representing the Breth- 
ren Financial Planning Service, con- 
ducted a revival service at the Find- 
lav Brethren Church during Mar. 
17-24. Over 50 rededications and 
some first-time decisions were re- 
corded. A stewardship conference 
was scheduled after the revival meet- 
ings, which resulted in a very suc- 
cessful tithing Sunday. Gerald Teeter 
is pastor. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. The Grace 
Brethren Church, Glen Crabb, pas- 
tor, concluded a successful spring 
Vacation Bible School Apr. 5 with 
an average attendance of 90. Eight 
junior students received the Lord 
as personal Saviour. 

LA VERNE, CALIF. The guest 
speakers at First Brethren Church on 
Apr. 7 were Tom Julien, Brethren 
missionary to France; and Dr. Rus- 
sell Barnard, general secretary of 
The Brethren Foreign Missionary 
Society. 

PARAMOUNT, CALIF. Dale 
O'Neal, son of Dr. and Mrs. Glenn 
O'Neal, is now youth director and 
choir director at the Paramount 
Brethren Church. Gene Klingler is 
pastor. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. The Sun- 
day school of the Grace Brethren 
Church set a new attendance record 
for March with an average attend- 
ance of 465. Warren Tamkin, pas- 
tor. 



SOUTH BEND, IND. Eleven 
people were added to the membership 
of the Ireland Road Grace Brethren 
Church on Apr. 7. Gene Witzky, 
pastor. 

CORDOBA, ARGENTINA. Mis- 
sionary Jack Churchill is showing 
some improvement from an attack 
of hepatitis. He and Mrs. Churchill 
have been living with Rev. and Mrs. 
Lynn Schrock in Cordoba while 
Brother Churchill has been receiv- 
ing medical treatment. Continued 
prayer is requested. 

ALBANY, OREG. Nelson E. 
Hall has accepted the call to serve 
the Grace Brethren Church as pas- 
tor for the fifth year. 

ROANOKE, VA. Scott Weaver, 
pastor of the Bethel Brethren Church, 
Osceola, Ind., concluded a series of 
evangelistic meetings at the Ghent 
Brethren Church on Mar. 20. 
Twenty-three decisions were record- 
ed during the meetings. Kenneth 
Teague is pastor. 

DAYTON, OHIO. There were 
393 in Sunday school and 390 in the 
morning worship service on Mar. 31 
at the Patterson Park Brethren 
Church, Nathan Casement, pastor. 
These were the largest recorded at- 
tendances for these services in the 
history of the church. 

WATERLOO, IOWA. The Sun- 
day-school record was broken at 
Grace Brethren Church on Apr. 14 
with 446 in attendance. John Aeby, 
pastor. 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. 

Easter Day attendances climbed to 
a new high of 627 in Sunday school, 
and 485 in the morning service at 
Grace Brethren Church, Ralph Col- 
bum, pastor. At the Easter evening 



PRAY FOR THESE MEETINGS 

Notice of meetings to be listed in this column must be received 
for publication at least 30 days in advance of scheduled dates. 

Church Date Pastor Speaker 

Fort Wayne, Ind. May 5-12 Mark Malles . Bill Smith 

Cuyahoga Falls, 

Ohio May 5-12 Richard Burch Nathan Meyer 

Dryhill, Ky May 12-19 Evelyn Fuqua . Mason Cooper 

Radford, Va May 15-26 .... K. E. Richardson G. Lingenfelter 

Martinsburg, 

W. Va May 15-26 .... Irvin Miller ... Bob ColHtt 

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Rev. and Mrs. Leo Polman are representing the Brethren Financial Plan- 
ing Service which is sponsored by Brethren Foreign Missions, Home Mis- 
sions, Grace Seminary, and our other boards cooperating. This is a unified 
effort to acquaint our Brethren people with ways and means in which the 
Lord's work can be furthered by faithful stewardship. Brother Polman is 
qualified to give counseling concerning gifts, investments, annuities, trust 
funds, insurance beneficiaries, children's education funds, and putting God's 
will into your will. Prav for the conferences currentlv being conducted. The 
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service 219. attended when 22 were 
baptized and received into the 
church. There have been over 125 
public decisions recorded in the past 
12 weeks of which about 50 were 
first-time confessions. There were 57 
public decisions recorded during 
Jan. 25-Feb. 3. About 25 of these 
were first-time confessions. John 
Carrara was the evangelist. Then 
Feb. 28-Mar. 3, during the Harry 
Trover evangelistic meetings, the 
Lord blessed with nearly 50 more de- 
cisions of which about 12 were first- 
time confessions. There have been 
53 baptisms so far this year. The 
Fort Lauderdale church broke the 
500 attendance mark on Palm Sun- 

^eJMng Bells 

A six month's free subscription to the 
Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 
those whose addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Diana Kelders and Michael Speka, 
Mar. 30, at First Brethren Church, 
Long Beach, Calif. 



day with 559 present. Every person 
in Sunday school was presented with 
a living palm tree about 15 inches 
high, already potted. There were 190 
present for the Good Friday Com- 
munion Service for another record. 
A third Brethren church in Florida 
was begun on Apr. 21. This new 
church is located in the North Pom- 
pano Beach area. 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

The names of all Brethren ministers 
listed in the 1962 Brethren Annual are 
appearing on this newis page for your 
intercessory prayer. 

H. Leslie Moore, Sunnyside, 

Wash. 
Leo Polman, Fallbrook, Calif. 
H. Don Rough, Kittanning, Pa. 
Harry A. Sturz, Winona Lake, 

Ind. 
Charles W. Turner, Rittman, 

Ohio 
Kenneth B. Ashman, Wooster, 

Ohio. 



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Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be submitted in writing by a pastor. 



MJLLER, Mrs. Margaret, a mem- 
ber of the Summit Mills Brethren 
Church, Meyersdale, Pa., departed 
to be with Christ on Apr. 3. Francis 
Brill, pastor of Riverside Brethren 
Church, Johnstown, Pa., conducted 
the funeral services. 

BOWERS, Mrs. Lutie, 92, a 
charter member and the oldest mem- 
ber of the Grace Brethren Church, 
Hagerstown, Md., slipped quiedy 
away to be with her Lord on Mar. 
11. 

Warren Tamkin, pastor 

STEVENSON, Bohhy, age 13, 
died of accidental shooting on Apr. 
12. He was a member of the Grace 
Brethren Church, Fort Lauderdale, 
Fla. 

Ralph Colburn, pastor 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 

PRAY for the Solon Hoyts in their 
busy schedule with many different 
matters to be cared for before fur- 
lough later this year. 

PRAISE the Lord for the children 
saved through the Good News Clubs 
in Hawaii. 

PRAY for the prison ministry in 
Puerto Rico, and for those who are 
studying the Bible courses given by 
our missionaries. 

PRAISE God for a new testimony 
which Pastor Trinity of Saint An- 
thony Bay, Brazil, is helping to 
establish at Bay of the Sun. Pray 
for this work. 

PRAY for safety for Miss Evelyn 
Schumacher as she comes home for 
a furlough this month. 

EVANGELISM 

PRAY that our offering for evan- 
gelism will greatly increase this 
year. Offerings for evangelistic meet- 
ings held have fallen to a new low 
level necessitating a larger offering 
to make up the deficit. 

PRAY for careful wisdom on the 
part of our Board administration that 
no mistakes be made. So many 
smaller churches are asking for meet- 
ings that our needs are increasing. 

COLLEGE AND SEMINARY 

PRAY that all the students will 
complete their work successfully as 
the school year approaches its end. 

PRAY for the commencement 
exercises during the week of June 2- 
6 that they may be a blessing. 

PRAY now for next year's enter- 
ing classes when young people are 
making their decisions as to which 
schools they will attend. 

PRAY that the building project 
relating to the Girl's Dormitory and 
general dining hall may go forward 
with increased speed in view of the 
pressing need. 

PRAY that the Lord's will may 

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be accomplished vwth respect to 
matter of regional accreditation for 
Grace College. 

HOME MISSIONS 

PRAISE God for die safety of our 
missionaries in Dryhill and Clayhole, 
Kentucky, during the worst flood 
in history there. Pray for the con- 
tacts that were made through this 
disaster. 

PRAISE God for the sale of a por- 
tion of property in Cheyenne, Wyo- 
ming, and continue to pray for the 
sale of a piece of property in Bar- 
berton, Ohio. 

PRAY for a harvest of souls from 
the many VBS contacts that will be 
made during the vacation months. 

PRAY for the salvation of Jewish 
people attending the many classes at 
our Brethren Messianic Testimony. 

PRAY for every detail to be work- 
ed out in the approaching building 
programs at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 
and Margate, Florida. 

PRAY for wisdom and guidance 
in the preparation of the home-mis- 
sions offering materials for this year. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

PRAY that every Sunday school 
v\ill plan a strong summer program 
that will help to hold attendance 
high. 

PRAY for a heart burden on the 
part of every Sunday-school leader 
that we may reach the unchurched 
of our local communities. 

PRAY for the VBS opportunities 
of this summer, and that we may ful- 
fill our responsibility in this area. 

PRAY for the finalizing of plans 
for our National Sunday School 
Board. 

PRAY that increased financial sup- 
port might come to die National 
Sunday School Board. 

LAYMEN 

PRAY for the planning of our 



National Conference daily sessions. 

PRAY for the newly formed Lay- 
men's organizations. 

PRAY for the completion of our 
financial projects. 

PRAY for increased interest among 
our men in the national laymen's 
work. 

PRAY for spiritual growth among 
our laymen. 

SMM 

PRAY for the girls graduating 
from high school ajid college. 

PRAY for the girls making de- 
cisions about entering college next 
year. I 

PRAY for the SMM local election ^ 
of officers in June. 

WMC 

PRAY for the nominating com- 
mittee as they contact various 
women to fill the National offices. 

PRAY that every officer will con- 
sider her office essential, and per- 
form their duties as unto the Lord. 

PRAY that all the project offer- 
ings will be sufficient to cover each 
need, and that our giving may be 
with a cheerful heart. 

YOUTH 

PRAISE the Lord for decisions 
that have been made among young 
people. 

PRAY for district camps that will 
begin next month. Begin to pray for 
National Camp in August. 

PRAY for many high-school sen- 
iors who will be graduating soon, 
who are looking for direction in the 
matter of the Lord's will. 

MISSIONARY HERALD 

PRAISE the Lord for His evident 
blessing upon the printed ministry 
of The Brethren Church. 

PRAY that Brethren Sunday-school 
literature will continue to provide 
strong Bible teaching for churches 
across our brotherhood. 

PRAY that the proposed June 1 
special prophecy edition of the Mis- 
sionary Herald will prove to be a 
powerful tool in door-to-door visita- 
tion work. 

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A 

"NEW 
BODY" 

By J. W. Mellick 



First Corinthians 15:35 to 58 and 
I Thessalonians 4:13 to 18 tell us 
of a new body suited for "above 
the earth" (a blessed hope), but how 
about a new body for "on the earth" 
according to Romans 12:1 to 21? 

These feet that we have are so 
often slow to carry us to a place of 
needed prayer and they almost seem 
to refuse to go to a needy soul or 



Christless home needing a witness 
or invitation! Would it be wrong to 
pray for more obedient ones? 

Hands are something to be thank- 
ful for— wonderful specimens of God's 
handiwork! Look at them— they 
have served you well; they have 
made a livelihood and common en- 
joyment in life. But, look again, 
would "new hands" do less turning 
of the glossy pages of the secular 
magazine and the TV knob and en- 
joy the feel of Bible pages. These 
"old" hands often don't reach enough 
toward the throne of grace in praise 
and prayer, and also, it would be 
good to reach warmly and sincerely 
to another needy hand. For some, 
"new" hands might begin giving or 
sending tracts or Christian literature 
or friendly comforting and encourag- 
ing letters to the lonely. God can 
make "old" hands "new." 



How is our vision? Maybe natural- 
ly perfect or made so by correction? 
But these eyes of ours at their best 
are so often shortsighted— not able 
to see beyond ourselves! How can 
Christian eyes be strangers to "the 
compassionate look?" Sometimes our 
eyes are prone to look too far while 
practically blind to nearby oppor- 
tunities. Some eyes can't see the 
importance of the "litde things" in 
life which are really never little. In 
these whirling, clamoring. Sodom- 
like days the Christian needs eyes 
that will fix themselves upon Jesus. 
A wrong or right look can spell the 
difference between victory and de- 
feat! 

Much the same can be said for 
our ears. So many things bid for their 
attention. "New" ears will become 
"deaf" to Satan's enticements and 
more keenly alert to God's whispers. 




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NEWS FROM BRETHREN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

By Dorothy Moore PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA 

"Thou Shalt teach them diligently unto thy children"— our educational responsibility before God 



As school opened in September of 
1962, activities were in full swing at 
Brethren Elementary. One hundred 
parents attended a coffee hour and 
242 registered on the guest list for 
Parent-Orientation. Parents attended 
classes to become acquainted with the 
teacher and teaching materials. 

New to our teaching staff this 
year, the Lord sent us a charming 
lady from Hong Kong, China. Miss 
Mei Lin Leung is now teaching the 
fifth grade. She is from Bob Ham- 
mond's China Peniel Church at Kow- 
loon, Hong Kong. 

Every year brings forth innovations 
in a school curriculum, and starting 
this year Mrs. Ina Prigmore is teach- 
ing Spanish in all seven grades. Mrs. 
Prigmore was a Missionary in Puerto 
Rico and speaks and writes this lan- 
guage fluently. Brethren Elementary 
is pleased with this educational 
phase, considering it of prime impor- 
tance to teach the students this lan- 
Suase with which to communicate 
with others in the Word of God. 

Also new to our staff is Miss Grif- 
fith, who has come to fill the teach- 
ing need in the first grade, which was 
recently vacated by Miss Sally Sad- 
ler who is now Mrs. Charles Bear- 
inger. Miss Griffith spent two years 
in Honolulu, Hawaii teaching and 
taking further schooling. 

Our third-grade teacher remains 
the same although her name has 
been changed from Miss Virginia 
Eumurian to Mrs. Richard Buzzard. 
She is much beloved by her fellow 
teachers and pupils alike. 

Our Parent Teacher Fellowship 
drive this year through the capable 
hands of Mrs. Eunice McLeish was 
quite successful. The project money 
received through this drive was in 
itself an exciting contest for the stu- 
dents, and funds are used to benefit 
the students and the school. 

Each Friday, chapel is for all 
grades and a special speaker is ar- 
ranged with participation by the stu- 
dents also. 

The children's gifts to the Lord 

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Jesus at Christmas were used to help 
in the opening of the Brethren Mis- 
sionary School at Capanema, Para, 
Brazil. 

Our Glee Club of fifty-nine stu- 
dents under the direction of Miss 
Carleda Hutton, has excelled far 
above our anticipation in quality. It 
was one of the larger choirs repre- 
sented at the California Association 
of Christian Schools Music Festival, 
held March 15, 1963 in Pasadena, 
California. More than one thousand 
people listened to this tremendous 
concert. 

The Third Annual Track Meet 
was held in Whittier, California at 



the Whittier Community Brethren 
School with four schools participat- 
ing; namely, Inglewood, Whittier, 
Norwalk, and Paramount Brethren. 
Whittier placed first with 90 points, 
Paramount placed second with 71 
points, Norwalk with 49 points, and 
Inglewood with 40 points. The stu- j 
dents enjoyed these events, and the 
spirit and the sportsmanship were 
excellent. 

Open House is an enjoyable event 
during which time the parents are 
able to view work and projects dis- 
played in each of the student class- 
rooms. 

At each PTF meeting special 



Meet a Teacher at Brethren Elementary 



June Findley was bom in Los 
Angeles and came to Long Beach, 
California at the age of three. In 
her fifth grade of school, she attended 
a child evangelism class at the home 
of Mrs. Helen Goodall. Through 
Mrs. Goodall, June attended Brethren 
school and the First Brethren Church 
in Long Beach. June accepted Christ 
and was baptized by Dr. Charles 
Mayes when she was twelve years 
old. June graduated from the Breth- 
ren High School in 1956 and went 
on to Grace College, receiving her 
B.S. degree. In 1960, June received 
her Indiana Teaching Credentials. 
During her stay at Grace College, 
June spent several hours each week 
in the college library, gaining val- 
uable knowledge for her teaching 
under the helpful guidance of Mrs. 
Mabel Hamilton, librarian at Grace 
College. 

In 1960, June came to Brethren 
Elementary as a teacher for the 
second grade. She has been a much 
loved teacher by all who know her, 
especially her second graders who 
have filled her well-organized and 
lively classroom. 

Miss Findley became Mrs. David 
Bond in July 1962. David will be 



remembered by many as a Brethren 
High alumnus. In February 1963, 
David received his B.A. degree in 
Math at the Long Beach State Col- 
lege and is working toward a Mas- 
ters in Math. Both Mr. and Mrs. 
Bond attend the North Long Beach 
Brethren Church. 

Mrs. June Bond will retire this 
year due to a fondly awaited joy of 
a little tax deduction, expected in 
early May. June will be remembered 
as a fine friend to our beloved school. 




Mrs. June Findley Bond 



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speakers delighted the parents with 
their messages from the Word of 
God and its apphcation to the chil- 
dren and parents alike. Some of the 
speakers were Rev. Al Flory, prin- 
cipal of Whittier Christian High; 
Dr. Wallace Emmerson, professor of 
Psychology at Biola College, La 
Mirada, Calif.; Mr. Ray Stripe, di- 
rector of Trabuca Canyon Boys 
Camp. 

Programs by the students of each 
grade were presented at each of the 
meetings, and music and stories por- 
trayed by the students were a real 
joy to behold. 

We are now awaiting the days of 
Easter at this writing. It is our fond- 
est hope that each student during 
these days will think what Christ's 
death on the cross means to him. 
We who know Christ as our personal 
Saviour would diligently pray for 
those children to know that Christ's 
death and resurrection means ever- 
lasting life for all who believe. 

We of the Brethren Elementary 
Parent Teacher Fellowship give our 
thanks to a wonderful Lord who has 
given us this fine Christian school, 
and a devoted Christian principal and 
staff. 



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By Mrs. Ella Mae Plofner 

For me the very God came down, took on himself a human form, 

Bore all the sting of sin and strife to give me everlasting life. 

He came to earth, a baby mild, He came as Mary's blessed child. 

He thrived, He grew to manhood's state to save me from sin's awful fate. 

It was for me He wept alone, it was for me His awful groan 

That God might spare the bitter pain, for me the Lamb of God was slain. 

For me the torturous cross He bore, for me the crown of thorns He wore. 

For me He hung 'twixt earth and heaven, for me His precious side was riven. 

And His life-blood for me was spilled to save me from sin's dreadful guilt, 
For me in years that long have passed my suffering Saviour died at last 
For me the blessed dawn arose when Jesus triumphed o'er His foes. 
Threw off the garments of death's prison, prepared for His return to heaven. 
And shall His sacrifice be vain? why should I not His love proclaim? 
When God's own Son for me was sent, and God's great love bade me repent 
Grace to me He freely offered, eternal life to me He proffered. 
Myself and all I have to bring to Him, my all glorious King. 

To me the Comforter He sent to guide me in the way He went. 

To comfort me in hours of grief, and give my heart His blest relief. 

Without His love my life is vain, without His presence, loss and pain. 

Prostrate I fall before His face, recipient of His wondrous grace. 

I'll walk with Him within the way, I'll talk with Him from day to day; 

His blessed Word I'll gladly read, and to His promises take heed. 

For me one day His trump He'll sound, and with His children the earth 

around 
We'll rise with Him to realms above and bask in His eternal love. 



A New Moody Compact Book — 



WHAT CAN TONGUES DO FOR YOU? By Don w. Hims 



Here is a sane and Scriptural examination of the growing trend today toward a 
revival of miracles, healings, and tongues. The search for a deeper Christian expe- 
rience is sweeping through Protestant churches all across our Nation. There is a cry 
for deliverance from profession without possession, from a cold formalism which 
lacks the warmth of first love. The general apostasy of the church from the jjerson 
of Christ and the power of God is prevalent everywhere. A great revival is needed. 
But here is the problem. Some are advocating that the solution lies in turning our at- 
tention to supernatural signs. They suggest that a revival of miracles, healings, and 
tongues will provide the answer. 

Every Christian should carefully read this litde book which deals with a vital 
issue of our day. 



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Youth Director 



▼ ...of the Brethren Youth Council 

YOUTH PROGRAMS THAT FAIL! 




Rev. Dean Fetterhoff 



BRETHREN YOUTH CONFERENCE 

The Brethren Youth Conference 
for 1963 will be held August 11-18 
in Winona Lake, Indiana. The theme 
for this year's conference is the same 
theme as we had for National Youth 
Week, "ON CALL." Several "new" 
things will be featured this year, one 
of which will be the first Brethren 
Basketball Tournament. Any local 
church may enter a basketball team. 
The only requirement is that they 
must be teen-agers, and active mem- 
bers of the youth group in the 
church. Several teams are planning 
to come already, and we are looking 
forward to having a few more join 
us. It should be a very interesting 
week. 

The Bible Hour speaker for this 
year will be Rev. Dean Fetterhoff, 



the district missionary of the Indiana 
district, now working in the greater 
Chicago area in the establishment 
of new churches. Other speakers, 
plus Christian films, a gigantic fun- 
spiration, National Achievement 
Competition, fagot service, and Satur- 
day night Youth Rally, combine to 
make this a great conference program. 
We are looking fon\'ard to the larg- 
est conference yet for Brethren youth. 
The cost for the full week will be 
only $26. This will include all 
meals, lodging, program materials, 
and insurance. Another added feature 
this year will be several workshops 
co-sponsored by our Youth Council 
and the National Sunday School 
Board, especially geared for youth 
and youth workers. Plan to attend 
the complete conference. See you 
there. 



Much interest has been stirred 
over the recent national survey of the 
NSSA Youdi Commission on "Why 
Do Teens Quit Church?" From time 
to time we will relate some of this 
information that was gathered con- 
cerning teen-agers who have dropped 
out of church, and their reasons for 
doing so. 

These teen-age dropouts, of whom 
56 percent were professing Christians, 
have expressed much discontent over 
youth programs. 28.8 percent said 
that they are unplanned and dis- 
orderly. 26.6 percent said that they 
are on uninteresting subjects. Others 
stated that the problem with youth 
meetings were poor adult leadership 
(15.5 percent), lack of variety (15.5 
percent), and no serious study of the 
Bible (13.3 percent). 

A sixteen-year-old Phoenix boy, 
who went for six months but quit 
mainly because he was pressured to 
attend, gave these provocative words: 
"I did not like the weekly youth 
meetings because we spent too much 
of our time planning social events, 
and not enotigh time was spent on 
studying the Bible." These are cer- 
tainly enlightening words for us to 
ponder. What are your programs ac- 
complishing? The reasons given 
above are sure ways to have youth 
programs that wall fail. Next month 
we will look at the age when youth 
quit church, and the family back- 
grounds of those teen-agers who are 
dropping out of church. 



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Home Missions and Grace Schools Issue 



May 18, 1963 



Brethren Home Missions 




Editorials 



ByLL Srubb 




Crime in Our Capital 

Human Events carried an article recently which was 
very revealing and alarming at the same time. The tide 
ran, "Muggings, Assaults, Rapes Shock Capital Society." 
It has been consistently true that our capital city has 
recorded a high rate of crime annually. But women in 
all walks of life are now finding it increasingly difficult 
to protect themselves from murderous males. This is 
a much talked about subject in all circles. 

Betty Beale, who writes the most wddely read Wash- 
ington society column is quoted by Human Events. "This 
columnist is a native-bom Washingtonian who has been 
going around socially since her late teens, but never 
before in her life has she heard the assault of one's 
friends discussed at feminine luncheons where new and 
horrifying evidence piles up the minute the subject 
is brought up." 

"There was a granddaughter of a Washington official 
who was attacked around noon in her own apartment 
by two men who broke her nose when she screamed . . . 
Her front doorbell rang and they bolted, leaving her in 
a state of shock." 

"There was the retired minister's viafe who was raped 
and whose name, like that of other women, was with- 
held from publication." 

The article emphasizes that this condition has be- 
come so serious that women have devised ways to pro- 
tect themselves. Tear gas is being sold over the counter 
in fountain-pen size. Little but loud sirens powered by 
a battery are carried in the purse. 

One woman remarked that Washington has become 
the proving ground for all human rights except the right 
of law-abiding citizens to be protected in their gwti 
homes. 

This is the capital of the United States, not of some 
uncivilized nation. 

Our challenge to build Gospel-preaching churches in- 
creases! 




It is rather significant in view of the above and other 
startling information on America's degeneration that we 
write— 

Brethren Home Mission Offering 
Does Not Meet Budget 

The home-mission offering year for 1962-1963 closed 
March 31. The income for the twelve months preceding 
was $230,000. The budget figure for the same period, 
which had been further drastically curtailed by die board, 
in August 1962 was $240,000. This means that $10,000 
was added to the deficit of die Brethren Home Missions 
Council this past year. 

The Brethren Home Mission board is extremely grate- 
ful to all who have prayed and given toward the exten- 
sion of our Lord's testimony in America. The prayers 
and gifts have produced fruit in souls, new church build- 
ings, and young people moving into Christian service at 
home and abroad. God has been bountiful in His bless- 
ings. As Brethren people read the pages of this magazine 
they will see glowing reports of Brethren home-mission 
victories in each issue. You who help us with your gifts 
make these advances possible. Thank you for your help. 

The need for new Brethren churches in America in- 
creases with the passing of each moment. This is true 
from every standpoint. It is certain that our Lord de- 
sires that we should look on this growing mission field 
as an additional challenge and do more to meet this 
spiritual need. 

In view of this, it may be well for all of us to think 
about the future of Brethren Home Missions this next 
year especially. Wlien our budget is not met, this means 
marty things which have long effects. 

It means that further curtailment will be necessary 
in next year's budget. This will affect many aspects of 
the work adversely. 

It means that the forty-six mission points we now 
have, many of which are at an early stage in their de- 
velopment, cannot be helped as they should be. 

It means that we cannot pay off any part of our defi- 
cit which has plagued our church extension program 
for a number of years. In this area inflation will hurt us 
even more. 

It means that no new Brethren churches can be sup- 
ported by the Brethren Home Missions Council in the 
1963-1964 year. This is a great tragedy! 
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RICHARD E. GRANT, Executive Editor 
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It means that some young men prepared for the 
ministry of the Word in America cannot be supported 
in this task. 

It means that many Brethren people, isolated from a 
Brethren church, who want help to start a new church 
in their own community will be deeply disappointed 
and discouraged because we must say "No" to their pleas 
for help for another year. Some of these people will 
leave the National Fellowship of Brethren Churches 
permanendy and join other churches. 

It means that opportunities for church extension are 
lost which can never be reclaimed. 

It means that more than a dozen "unborn" Brethren 



churches will not be contributing workers or financial 
support to our total Brethren testimony. 

It means less glory to God and Jesus Christ whose 
love and grace continually reach out for lost men. 

It means that God will be limited in His circle of ac- 
tivity through The Brethren Church. 

These are heart-searching considerations, and we 
believe that our churches want to share these burdens, 
as well as our joys and victories, with us. We are your 
servants in extending the church. We will do all that you 
make possible. 

In the last analysis it is the Lord's work. We must 
commit it to Him. 




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welcomed 193 to the special service. Rev. Ralph Colburn, pastor of the Grace 
"Brethren Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, brought a special message. A young man 
got a special privilege in helping break the ground for the new Morgate Church. 
Turn the page for further details. 




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Margate Move 



By Dean Risser, pastor 

The Grace Brethren Church of Mar- 
gate, Florida moved forward another step 
on Easter Sunday, April 14, 1963, when 
ground was broken for a new building 
program. The event took place on the 
fourth anniversary of the church. It be- 
gan as a branch of the Fort Lauderdale 
church and was known as the Graceview 
Brethren Church before relocating in the 
Margate development. 

The pastor and pioneer of the first 
Grace Brethren Church in the State of 
Florida, Ralph Colbum, was chosen for 
the special speaker. He brought a large 
delegation of his members with him, 
which helped to swell the attendance to a 
figure of 193. 

Among the distinguished guests was 
the Mayor of Margate, Edward Alex- 
ander. He brought greetings for the city 
and expressed his pleasure that we had 
chosen Margate for a church site. Mr. 
Alexander pledged the help and pro- 
tection of the city and wished us well. 

Mr. Arthur Rude, a member of the 
Fort Lauderdale Church, was chosen to 
do the architectural designing of the 
new building to be erected on the Mar- 
gate location. 

The location is within a part of the 
four square mile area to be developed as 
Margate Estates. Already over 1 50 homes 
have been built in the development. 

The building committee chosen by the 
church is composed of Mr. Fred Bower, 
Mr. James Simmons, and Mr. Charles 
Wright. They have already assisted in 
forming the preliminary plans and will { 
continue to serve until completion of ' 
the building. In addition to this com- 
mittee getting their hands on the ground- 
breaking shovel, the following also had 
their opportunity: Mrs. Austin Munch 
who has been with the work from the 
beginning; Rev. Ralph Colbum and Tom 
Johnson who pioneered the branch idea, 
and Michael Nardolillo, representing the 
Sunday school. 

LEGEND 

Top down: Greetings from the Mayor, Edward 
Alexander: greetings from Pastor, Carl Bengert. 
of the Broadview Baptist Church; and greetings 
from Art Rude, the architect. 



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The new building program is to begin 
soon and will cost in the neighborhood of 
$2^,000. The figure will be kept down by 
voluntary help from the local church 
and the mother church. The church now 
meets in a township hall. 



Margate Moves Forward — 
Dream Comes True 

By Rev. Ralph J. Colburn 

Four years ago when we began the 
branch church, which is now the Grace 
Brethren Church of Margate, we did 
not anticipate that it would take us this 
long to build a building! But changing 
patterns of the Florida economy thwarted 
earlier efforts, and it seemed that the 
Devil himself was determined to dis- 
courage us. 

But the reality of a permanent build- 
ing is now in sight, and it was a happy 
occasion for us to participate in the 
ground breaking, and to assure the con- 
gregation there of a gift of at least 
$1,000 for their building by the time 
the foundation is completed! I believe 
we'll be able to invest some "sweat 
equity" in their building vvdth volunteer 
labor, tool 

It was just about seven and one-half 
years ago that we broke ground, and with 
the people from our church the attend- 
ance at Margate's service was about five 
times greater than ours. Now that Mar- 
gate is getting established we think it's 
high time to start another church in 
Florida, and you'll be hearing about the 
new North Pompano Church real soon. 

Easter Sunday was truly a glorious 
day for us with the ground breaking and 
the blessings of our services. We had 
627 in Sunday school, and 485 in the 
morning service with six first-time con- 
fessions of Christ. We had 219 in the 
evening service, and I baptized another 
twenty-two people to tie the March 10 
record of baptisms in one service. 

LEGEND 

Top down: "Ladies first" and Mrs. Austin 
Munch with the first shovel of dirt; the building 
commiltee — James Simmons, Charles Wright. 
Fred Bower, with pastor Risser, Bottom: Rev. 
Dean Risser leading in singing the doxology. 

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In Trouble With Troublesome Creek 



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About 7:30 p.m. March 11, today's 
Noah in the person of the local 
garage man came by to warn us of 
a coming flood. He went up and 
down the road alerting everyone. 
Several laughed at him, and re- 
plied: "It never came this high be- 
fore, and it won't this time." Like 
Noah's contemporaries, these people 
soon regretted their folly. Some even 
came close to losing their lives. 

My oldest boy Jonnie and I 
stopped the job we were doing in 
the garage, and checked old Trou- 
blesome Creek. Sure enough, she 
was climbing the bank about a foot 
an hour, so we went into action. Our 
first job was to evacuate Sugar, the 
pony Grandad gave the boys. Since 
her little barn was on low ground, 
we took her up to the neighbor's 
hillside shed. Then began the chore 
of transferring her hay, two bales at 
a time on the litde red wagon. By 
this time the yard was a swamp, and 
we were drenched with the pouring 
rain. 

While we were doing this, two 
damp strangers sought refuge at the 
parsonage. One was Kentucky's 
Budget Director from Frankfort, the 
other his sister from Lexington. They 
had been summoned to Hazard be- 
cause their father had a heart at- 
tack. A little past the house their car 
had drowned out from splashing 
through deep puddles. They walked 
back to the parsonage where they 
dried themselves a litde and got 
warmed up with hot coffee. 

We finished our job and started 
after their car. They had left it high 
and dry, but when we got there, 
water was over the floorboards! A 
suitcase and purse left on the floor 
had to be literally "poured out." We 
had to come back and get old Jim 
the jeep, who in spite of his age and 
rheumatics agreed to cooperate and 
pull the car to our place. (Jim was a 
gift from SMM years ago.) 



By now Old Troublesome, who at 
this time was over fifty feet below 
the yard, was pouring in all the base- 
ment windows, sounding like a rush- 
ing waterfall, only below our feet 
it wasn't a welcome sound! I descend- 
ed to the basement, followed by 
Kentucky's Budget Director, with 
trouser legs rolled up and barefoot. 
We waded over to the well pump 
and pulled that motor; then took out 
the furnace motor and brought both 
motors to higher ground. 

The final job with the help of 
our stranded guests and a few neigh- 
bor men was to set up furniture and 
carry small things upstairs. We put 
the organ and piano up on the plat- 
form at church. The freezer, re- 
frigerator, piano, divan, chairs, and 
so forth were cared for the best we 
could under these circumstances. 

Our three older boys helped ear- 
lier, but finally gave up and went to 
bed after demanding solemn prom- 
ises that we would get them up before 
they were washed away. About 4:30 
a.m. we routed the sleepy trio out. 
They had changed into clean clothes 
before going to bed in preparation 
for the transfer. Then mother went 
upstairs and carried out the one least 
concerned by this wearying night— 
seven-month-old Andrew. He had 
had a good night's sleep, so he had 
a gay time from then on, and cheered 
and entertained us during our weary 
day of waidng that followed the 
night of labor. 

The next job was to transfer the 
vehicles to higher ground. The water 
was washing across the highway 
bridge and starting to cover the 
road. Last year when the water 
reached a brandnew height, it had 
just come up to the bridge. (Now 
Troublesome is back home, 26 feet 
below the bridge!) The bus had al- 
ready been taken care of by the bus 
driver, Marion Landrum, before his 



cornfield became a lake. His wife 
was stranded across the former corn- 
field and road, and next morning he 
rowed across and brought her from 
the home of Mize Landrum's (par- 
ents of the former pastor, Sewell) 
where she spent the night after com- 
ing from work in Jackson. We were 
left with "Jim" to rescue, our car and 
the neighbor's truck. The disabled 
car of our guests had to be left in 
the middle of the road where only 
the very center was visible at the 
height of the flood. 

Then we waded in, and all sat 
around the welcome warmth of the 
neighbor's heating stove. The only 
light available was from our kero- 
sene lamp and the stove. The elec- 
tricity and telephones had gone out 
in the middle of the night. Soon our 
hostess fried bacon and eggs on the 
heating stove, made coffee on it, and 
we all enjoyed breakfast. From then 
on different ones took turns lying 
down a while on the available beds 
(there were 11 of us in a home for 
three, so it was a little crowded). 
We watched the water as it began to 
slowly recede. We had a good view 
of Sugar's barn, or rather the roof, 
which was all that was visible above 
the water. The entire church yard 
was afloat. It looked as if the water 
had surely reached both church and 
parsonage, for it was lapping at all 
the doors. However, the Lord gra- 
ciously kept it out. The basement was 
full while last year only three steps 
had been covered. The church base- 
ment and furnace were covered. Tlie 
Sunday-school house had a foot of 
water in it. As Troublesome started 
home, she left her deposits of mud on 
everything— walks, yard, floors, 
garage. All were slimy and gooey 
messes. The basement with all its 
shelves finally got a thorough clean- 
ing in the week or so it took to 
clear the premises of the flood. 

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here was clear that afternoon, and 
the way to Hazard was soon pass- 
able, it was days before the highway 
was open all the way to Jackson, 
our nearest town about fifteen miles 
away. A Civil Defense "duck" (am- 
phibious tank) brought a staggering 
load of clothes neatly boxed, which 
had been donated by the people of 
Lexington, Kentucky. Our ladies had 
the huge job of unpacking, sorting, 
and distributing it to those in need. 
This was done with much good will, 
and really very smoothly under the 
circumstances. Some people had 
nearly everything they owned ruined, 
for the water had come up so fast 
and to such unprecedented height. 
Our school principal had his house 
knocked off the foundation and 
covered. Many swinging bridges, 
some of them new and very well 
built, were washed out. The school 
had not only its basement room, 
which was filled last year, but also 
main floor classroom filled to the 



windows, thus destroying many 
teachers' labor and materials, as well 
as textbooks and pupil's things. The 
cupboards were pulled off the walls 
in the kitchen, and the floor crum- 
pled. Our school and one other were 
hit hardest of the whole county, and 
had to be closed the longest. Now the 
children are reluctantly making it 
up by going some Saturdays in order 
to get out the second week of June. 
Debris scattered along the banks 
was unbelievable. The closest liquor 
place (in the next county, for 
Breathitt is dry) was burned and 
washed away. Some of us wasted no 
grief over it, but many others turned 
fisherman! One teen-age girl told her 
parents that if they didn't start read- 
ing their Bible, going to church, and 
doing right, God might have to do 
something worse to them. So we 
praise the Lord for even trouble with 
Troublesome Creek if it causes eter- 
nal values to be shown in their true 
light. 



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Home Mission 
Fif^JH Reports 

TAOS, N. HEX. (Sam Homey, 
missionary). Brethren Youth from five 
states gathered for a Spring Fellow- 
ship Youth Rally at Colorado 
Springs. High schoolers from the 
Grace Brethren Church of Albu- 
querque, eighteen strong, joined the 
Taos delegation of seven. The Albu- 
querque group stayed overnight at 
the Brethren Guest House before 
going on to Colorado. The purpose 
of the rally was to run the play-offs 
of spiritual and musical talent for 
national competition that will take- 
place at the Brethren Youth Con- 
ference, Winona Lake, Indiana in 
August. Seven Taos youths will 
take part. 

HATBORO, PA. (William Steff- 
ler, pastor). Of course Suburban 
Brethren had its best Sunday yet on 
April 14. Our goal in Sunday school 
was "163 by Easter 1963" and we 
had 172. The morning worship serv- 
ice was just four short of the Sun- 
day school with 168 present. We 
received three members into the 
church in the morning making a 
total membership of eighty-nine. One 
year ago Easter when we arrived the 
membership was forty-nine. We also 
had four first-time confessions 
among our young people. We have 
three to five ready for baptism. 

ALBL7QL7ERQL7E, N. MEX. 
(Robert Salazar, pastor). The Lord 
blessed in a wonderful way our 
meetings just prior to Easter. He 
gave us five first-time decisions and 
sixteen rededications. Our attend- 
ances averaged ninety per meeting. 
We have started building our new 
auditorium and expect to be through 
by midsummer. 

GALION, OHIO (Alva Conner, 
pastor). We praise God for being 
able to move into the beautiful 
Renschville Elementary School on 
Easter Sunday. The total attendance 
for the three services was 181 with 
seventy-five in the morning worship 
service. The Lord has given us twelve 
public decisions in the services since 
February and we now have sixteen 
teen-agers in the newly organized 
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NEWS FROM ISRAEL 



8,000 Students at Hebrew University 

The Hebrew University of Jeru- 
salem opened its thirty-seventh 
academic year a few weeks ago with 
a record number of students from all 
over the world. When the full regis- 
tration figures are in, the total is 
expected to be about 8,000 (7,442 
last year). These figures include 500 
research scholars who are working 
for their doctorates. The student 
body will include more than one 
hundred Arabs and Druzes, and 450 
young people from the United 
States, Canada, Latin America, and 
various countries in Europe, Asia, 
and Africa. Thirty-seven African 
and Asian students, including twenty 
freshmen, are taking part in the 
English language medical course. 
This course is for students from de- 



veloping countries at the University- 
Hadassah Medical School, given in 
cooperation udth the Israel Foreign 
Ministry and the World Health 
Organization. 

Ancient Farming System 
Revived in Israel's Desert 

An Ancient agricultural system 
based on the exploitation of winter 
rain runoff by storing it underground 
is now being revived for modem 
use. This area is in Israel's Negev— 
the arid and long-barren region that 
comprises the southern half of the 
country. The project, presently cover- 
ing an area of about 250 square miles, 
is a joint operation of the Israel Gov- 
ernment and the United Nations 
Special Assistance Fund, which has 
allocated $320,000 for the project. 



The purpose of the scheme, known 
as the Nahal Shikma watershed 
project, is to explore the feasibility 
of a coordinated land-and-water con- 
servation plan for the cultivation of 
this "draught-fringe" area. 

Israel Raises Citrus Acreage 

An increase of 15,000 acres (to 
a total of over 150,000) in lands 
under citrus cultivation is planned 
as part of Israel's new five-year plan 
for agricultural development. This 
will enable Israel to export 620,000 
tons of citrus fruit (against 350,000 
tons today) for a revenue of $70 
million ($50 million last year). 
Orange groves already in produc- 
tion are sought after by local and 
foreign investors. Prices have risen 
in recent months and now range 
from $2,500 to $3,100 for a good 
grove. 



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Looking Into a 
Navajo Schoolroom 

The Brethren Navajo Mission 
Sponsored Boarding School for 
Navajo boys and girls will soon end 
another year. When one looks into 
the schoolrooms, they look almost like 
any public schoolrooms. The walls 
contain posters and the alphabet. 
The teachers look the same and 
there is nothing unusual about the 
desks and books. Now the students 
are possibly somewhat different, but 
then any public school would have 
students of other nationalities and 
not necessarily all look alike. 

The one intfortant thing you don't 
see is that these teachers are Chris- 
tians and dedicated missionaries. The 
three teachers are all graduates of 
Grace College. Consequendy the 
Navajo boys and girls are not only 
learning about conduct, culture, and 
civilization, but more important also 
about Christ. As a result, the greater 
portion of the boys and girls make 
a decision for Christ sometime dur- 
ing the school year. 

Soon you will be looking into 
schoolrooms void of any students. 
They will have returned to the hogan 
and home. What will be the results 
in their lives after almost nine months 
of Christian influence, companion- 
ship, and fellowship? Will the 
pagan home influences win out in 
these lives? Prayer could make the 
difference and your prayers are 
needed for these boys and girls shown 
in the accompanying pictures. 

In addition to the teachers, there 
is a complete staff of dedicated 
workers that contribute to the de- 
velopment of the school. The school 
being only one phase of this mis- 
sionary project, this staff assists in 
the overall program. 

LEGEND 

Top down: Miss LaDonna Smith and class; 
Mr. Lewellyn Ingwaldson in the checkered 
shirt helping a student; Mr. Larry Wed- 
ertz. principal; and the entire mission staff. 
Left to right: Grace Trujillo. Lee Trujillo. 
Vivian McClellan, James McClellan. Dixie 
Lowery, Marvin Lowery. Jon Wedertz, 
Larry Wedertz. LaDonna Smith, Betty 
Masimer. Pauline Swartzwalder. Lew Ing- 
waldson, Pearl Ingwaldson, and Angle Gar- 
ber. 

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EVANGELICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 



GRASS VALLEY, CALIF. A 
Brethren Bible Class is being con- 
ducted at the Fred Card home, 46 
Cedar Ave. by Conard Sandy, pas- 
tor of the Grace Brethren Church of 
Sacramento, Calif. Any prospects 
for a Brethren testimony either in 
Grass Valley or Nevada City should 
be forwarded to Rev. Arthur Pekarek, 
1435 Arbutus Ave., Chico, Calif. 

LONG BEACH, CALIF. Merv 
Rosell and John Newman presented 
a challenge of the missionary work 
in Viet Nam at the First Brethren 
Church on Apr. 30. C. W. Mayes, 
pastor. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS. Rev. 
and Mrs. William Ernest, 4800 
Blaine Ave., Elkhart, Ind. Carlton 
Fuller, Hg. 4603 Air Base Group 
(ADC), Stewart, AFB. New York. 
Please change Annual. 

WATERLOO, IOWA. The Iowa 
district spring youth rally was held 
in the Grace Brethren Church Apr. 
19-20. There were 107 delegates 
registered— 90 young people and 17 
adults. The Youth Evangelism Team 
from Winona Lake, Ind., and Dr. 
Floyd Taber, medical missionary to 
Central African Republic, were the 
featured speakers. The young peo- 
ple from Davenport and Cedar 
Rapids were the victors in the quiz 
competition. John Aeby was host 
pastor. 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. A 
furnished home in Fort Lauderdale 
is available, rent-free, from June 7 to 
29, for a vacation for a Christian 
worker and family. Write or phone 
Pastor Ralph Colbum, 1118 NW 
18th Court., JA 3-3583 or JA 4-6235. 

INGLEWOOD, CALIF. Don 
Locke resigned his position as prin- 
cipal of the Brethren elementary and 
junior high schools, and associate 



pastor of the First Brethren Church. 
Mrs. Eunice Dirks, an accredited 
teacher in California with a degree 
in education from Pepperdine Col- 
lege, has accepted the position of 
school administrator. Richard De- 
Armey is pastor. 

NOTICE: Churches are urged 
to make arrangements to care for the 
pastor's and delegates' expenses for 
the National Conference in August 
in order that each church may be 
represented. A sufficient sum should 
be voted for each person going to 
cover travel expense, food, and lodg- 
ing throughout the week. 

KETTERING, OHIO. The Cal- 
vary Brethren Church set a new rec- 
ord for attendance at the morning 
worship service Apr. 14 when 244 
were present. Henry Bamhart is pas- 
tor. 

HARRISBURG, PA. Earle Peer, 
pastor of the Grace Brethren Church 
in Grand Rapids, Mich., has accept- 
ed the call to pastor the Melrose 
Gardens Brethren Church. Pastor 
Peer will take over his new charge 
on July 1. 

FORT WAYNE, IND. "Melody 
of Life" was the theme of the annual 
Grace Brethren youth banquet. 
Uncle Joe Pierce of the Teen Mis- 
sion, Chicago, 111., was the guest 
speaker. Glen Crabb, pastor. 

CONEMAUGH, PA. Don K. 
Rager, pastor of the Conemaugh 
Brethren Church, reports that they 
are praising the Lord for the good 
revival meetings held during Mar. 
3-10. Lester Pifer, ass't secretary of 
the Brethren Home Missions Coun- 
cil, was the evangelist. Two first-time 
decisions and one rededication were 
made at the meetings. An increase 
in attendance has resulted from these 
meetings. 

CANTON, OHIO. On Apr. 19, 
thirty men and boys of the Grace 
Brethren Church enjoyed a father 
and son banquet. Rev. Joe Shultz, 
Stark County Youth for Christ di- 
rector, was the guest speaker. John 
Dilling, pastor. 

RIALTO, CALIF. A j'outh cru- 
sade was held at the Rialto Brethren 
Church Apr. 21-26 with Rev. Travis 



Gowan as the guest speaker. He 
presented chalk pictures and clever 
magic tricks. Gerald Polman is pas- 
tor. 

OSCEOLA, IND. Ten years ago 
the Bethel Brethren Church had 210 
people in attendance on Easter Sun- 
day. This year the Elkhart (Ind.) 
Grace Brethren Church had 210 in 
attendance. The Elkhart church was 
started by the Osceola church, which 
had 428 in the Easter services. Scott 
Weaver is the pastor of the Osceola 
church and Gordon Bracker of the 
Elkhart church. The total attend- 
ances of the two churches was 638, 
which made a 300 percent increase. 

DAYTON, OHIO. David Hock- 
ing, director of the Brethren Youth 
Council, conducted special youth ses- 
sions at the Patterson Park Brethren 
Church on May 1. Nate Casement 
is pastor. f 

WASHINGTON, D. C. Dr. W. 
A. Ogden has been unanimously 
called to remain as the pastor of the 
First Brethren Church for another 
year. 

BERNE, IND. Glen "Chet" Kam- 
merer, a student at Grace College 
and a member of the Venture for 
Victory team to the Orient, and also 
a quartet from the college participated 
in the evening service on Apr. 28 
at the Bethel Brethren Church. The 
film "Venture for Victory" was shown 
at the service. Kenneth E. Russell, 
pastor. 

FREMONT, OHIO. Thomas 
Hammers, pastor of the Grace Breth- 
ren Church, reports 36 public de- 
cisions—ten first-time decisions for 
Christ, and 26 Christians making 



REMEMBER IN PRAYER 

The names of all Brethren ministers 
listed in the 1962 Brethren Annual are 
appearing on this news page for your 
intercessory prayer. 

Charles Ashman, Jr., Winona 

Lake, Ind. 
Henry Barnhart, Kettering, Ohio 
Arthur D. Cashman, Winona 

Lake, Ind. 
Roy Dice, Palmyra, Pa. 
William Ernest, Elkhart, Ind. 
Wayne Flory, Lakewood, Calif. 



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various committments during their 
recent revival. He says a "new" and 
"sweet" spirit has come to the church. 
There were 1412 in attendance in 
the 11 public meetings. Rev. Bob 
Collitt was the evangelist. 

LISTIE, PA. The Listie Brethren 
Sunday school began a contest with 
the Meyersdale, Jenners, and Read- 
ing Sunday schools on Apr. 28. 

MIDDLEBRANCH, OHIO. On 

Apr. 23, the new $33,000 Sunday 
school addition to the First Brethren 
Church was begun. It is expected 
that the building will be completed 
within four or five months. A new 
record attendance of 108 in prayer 
meeting was recorded on Apr. 24. 
Wesley Haller, pastor. 

ENGLEWOOD, OHIO. Lon 

Kams, pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church, writes that the average 
attendance in their pre-Easter serv- 
ices with Ron Thompson of Grace 
Seminary was the highest ever in the 
church. Records were broken on 
Easter Sunday when there were 277 
in attendance at Sunday school, and 
300 in the worship service. 

CONEMAUGH, PA. Evangelist 
Bill Smith reports he held a blessed 
Easter crusade for Christ at the Pike 
Brethren Church. Rev. Clair Gart- 
land has been pastor of the church 
for 18 years. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. Easter 
Sunday attendances were broken at 
the Third Brethren Church, Robert 
Kern, pastor. There were 195 present 
in Sunday school, and 194 present at 
the morning worship service. 

' ROANOKE, VA. Wendell Kent, 
pastor of the Washington Heights 
Brethren Church, states that they 
received 18V4 lbs. of silver on Easter 
Sunday when they took a special 
"thirty pieces of silver" offering to 
help eliminate a local deficit. Mem- 
bers had been urged to contribute 
the price of Christ's betrayal as a 
token of love. An amount of $554.45 
was received. 

NOTICE: The schedule for Rev. 
and Mrs. Leo Polman is as follows: 
May 19-22, Danville, Ohio; May 26- 
29, Mansfield Ohio; June 2-5, Day- 
ton, Ohio; June and July, California. 



NORWALK, CALIF. Mrs. Helen 
Soverns, 14503 Crossdale St., is now 
the new secretary of the Norwalk 
Brethren Church. Henry Rempel, 
pastor. Please change Annual. 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Colleen 
Ruth arrived at the Howard Stick- 
ler, Jr., home Apr. 14. She weighed 
6 lbs. 6 oz. when she came to help 
her brother "Double in This Decade" 
in the national Sunday-school pro- 
gram. Her maternal grandparents are 
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Etling. 

DAYTON, OHIO. The official 
board of the Patterson Park Breth- 
ren Church, Nate Casement, pastor, 
has sanctioned the opening of a 
Christian Day School kindergarten 
in September of this year. 

JACKSON, KY. Mrs. Serena Belle 
Combs Landrum, mother of Rev. 
Clyde K. and Rev. Sewell S. Land- 
rum, was voted "Mother of the Year" 
of her home county (Breathitt) for 
the year 1963. Both she and her hus- 
band (Mize) are 85 years of age. 
Because of her age she was not 
selected as the Kentucky State Moth- 
er. However, she was given special 
commendation by both the State and 
the National Mothers Committee. In 
addition to this, she was commission- 
ed a "Kentucky Colonel" by Gov- 
ernor Bert Combs. 

FREMONT, OHIO. Rev. Simon- 
Pierre Nambozouina, first African 
Brethren to set foot on American soil, 
was the main speaker at the mis- 
sionary conference held at the Grace 
Brethren Church May 15 through 

'mjMng Bells 

A six month's free subscription to the 

Brethren Missionary Herald is given to 

those who addresses are supplied by the 
officiating minister. 

Judith Kriemes and Jack Monette, 
Mar. 22, at the Danville Brethren 
Church, Danville, Ohio. 

Cheryl Lee Urban and Nelson 
William Lohr, Jr., Apr. 28, at the 
Lisde Brethren Church, Listie, Pa. 

Catherine Marie Moyer and 
Homer Lee Hershey, Apr. 28, at the 
Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, 
Ohio. 

Linda J. Leek and Gerald D. 
Cline, May 5, Grace Brethren 
Church, Elkhart, Ind. 



19. Dr. Floyd Taber, another speak- 
er, was the interpreter. Thomas Ham- 
mers, pastor. 

GRAFTON, W. VA. Matthew 
Mohler, son of Rev. and Mrs. Paul 
Mohler of the First Brethren Church, 
is seriously ill with cystic fibrosis. 
Prayer is requested. Any financial 
help that could be given for his re- 
covery would be greatly appreciated 
by his parents. 

cJn iJtiemo'iiam 

Notices of death appearing in this column 
must be submitted in writing by a pastor. 

HAL/SER, Stanley F., 62, passed 
on to glory Apr. 26 at the home of 
his daughter, Mrs. Donald Hunt, 
Conemaugh, Pa. His wife preceded 
him in death several months ago. 

Brother Hauser came into The 
Brethren Church at Philadelphia, 
Pa., February 1922 under the min- 
istry of Dr.' R. Paul Miller who 
was then the secretary of the Home 
Missions Council. Brother Hauser 
was well known in the East district. 




Stanley F. Hauser 

He held pastorates in Huntington, 
Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Martinsburg, 
Pa., Grafton, W. Va., and Cone- 
maugh, Pa. 

The Hausers had two children- 
Mrs. Hunt, and Stanley Franklin, 
Jr. Memorial services were held at 
the Geistown Grace Brethren Church 
in Johnstown, Pa., with the East 
district ministers. Rev. Lester Pifer 
and Rev. Edward Lewis participating. 
The pastor. Rev. Randall Poyner, 
brought the message. 

NEUMEISTER, Miss Eva L., 68, 
went to be with the Lord Apr. 6. 
She was an active member of the 
First Brethren Church, Norton Vil- 
lage, Ohio. She had been in failing 
health in recent months. 

R. W. Markley, pastor 



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New Missionary Printing Venture 



Compiled by Kenneth E. Herman 

month. Special meetings are con- 
ducted on other nights so all the 
laymen may attend. 

The Northern Ohio District con- 
ference was held at the Wooster 
church with the laymen as hosts. 
Missionary Don Spangler was the 
guest speaker. On April 29, the 
Laymen for Christ sponsored a carry- 
in potluck supper. Mr. Thomas, 
superintendent of the Canton City 
Mission, was the guest speaker. At 
the May meeting. Pastor Simon 
Pierre Nambozouina of the Central 
African Republic, will speak. 

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA. The 
men of the Grace Brethren Church 
held an organizational meeting re- 
cently. Mr. Herman Schumacher 
from Osceola, Indiana, was the 
special speaker. 

SCHOLARSH/p 
FUND 



WOOSTER, OHIO. The "pilot 
copy" of a new missionary printing 
venture is on the way to Africa. The 
Laymen for Christ, sponsored by the 
First Brethren Church, Wooster, 
Ohio, is doing missionary printing 
as a project. Three thousand copies 
of the Sango language booklet, Tene 
Ti ]esus Christ, are on the way to 
the field. These forty-eight-page 
booklets were bound, packed and 
shipped in sixty cartons to the field. 
Teams of men worked several nights 
at the local print shop and at the 
church. It is planned to continue the 



project just as rapidly as mission 
staffs provide the necessary materials. 
Work will be done for all seven of 
our foreign mission fields. This 
project is being worked out in full 
cooperation with the Brethren For- 
eign Missionary Society, Winona 
Lake, Indiana. 

Other services being sponsored by 
the Wooster laymen include personal 
witnessing, the distribution of tracts 
through racks placed in public 
places, and other miscellaneous serv- 
ices to the church. Regular meetings 
are held the second Tuesday of each 



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1,500.00 

—1.000.00 



500.00 
250.00 



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SCHOLARSHIP FUND gifts 
have totaled $647.03 thus far this 
year toward our goal of $2,000. Your 
support of this fund enables worthy 
students at Grace College to receive 
needed assistance. Thanks for your 
help and continued consideration. 
Let's have the cooperation of every 
laymen's group to see our goal 
reached this year! 




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BUT the Bible says, "In the be- 
ginning God created . . ." 

Ah, but no intelligent person be- 
lieves the Bible in our day! In fact, 
science can get along very well with- 
out a God, for they can explain every- 
thing by evolution! 

Just what do you mean by "evo- 
lution"? 

Well, there are countless varieties 
and shadows of thought along this 
line, for although evolutionists agree 
they do not need a God; yet they 
have difficulty agreeing on the lesser 
details. In main, however, it is some- 
what like the following: 

Hundreds of millions of years 
ago there was nothing but empty 
space. Then without any warning 
whatever nothing exploded into 
something and filled all space with 
"fire-mist," whatever that is. 

Millions of years rolled by and 
the fire-mist began to revolve. 
Faster and faster it whirled until 
sparks began to fly off. One of these 
sparks cooled off and became our 
earth. For more thousands of years 
it rained and rained. Then a most 
wonderful thing took place, for vnth 
no place to come from and no place 
to go and for no reason to do so, a 
tiny bit of jelly was washed ashore. 

Of course most jelly would soon 
decay and pass away, but not so 
with this jelly, for it was determined 
to make the best of its opportunity, 
so it set to work. The next few 
hundred years would be busy years, 
for with no past experience and no 
plans for the future and with no God 
to help, this bit of jelly must pre- 
pare a body of tremendous complica- 
tions and have it ready for use when 
the first man would appear. 




By Rev. R. I. Humberd 

Flora, Indiana 



It did this by beginning with the 
more simple forms of life, such as 
the protozoa. Later it experimented 
with oysters, Then worms, fish, and 
creatures with feathers and some 
with hair and others with tails and 
no tails and then lo, his crowning 
work appeared ... an innocent look- 
ing fellow made of wax peering out 
at us from his cage in the museum 
and called "The Missing Link." 

Of course the link between man 
and the beast is still missing, but 
the link to God is found, for there 
is one link "between God and man, 
the man Christ Jesus" (I Tim. 2: 
15). 

But what a task this jelly under- 
took, for the man must have legs, 
arms, toes, and ribs. Then there must 
be a marvelous digestive system sev- 
eral yards long with various kinds of 
digestive juices sprayed in at the 
exact place, at the exact time, and 
of the exact strength. There must 
be a brain and a nervous system that 
would rival the most modern tele- 
phone system that man has ever de- 
vised. 

Then there must be a transporta- 
tion system to carry the digested food 



to the uttermost parts of the body, 
and it must have a pump to thump, 
thump day and night without a 
moment's rest. Verily, how did the 
body keep going before they got the 
pump started? Then there must be 
lungs, kidneys, a liver, and other 
parts so marvelously tempered to- 
gether that medical science has never 
been able to explain its wondrous 
workings. 

We stand amazed that anyone 
"professing themselves to be wise" 
would become such a fool as to think 
we would change our way of glori- 
fying "the uncorruptible God" as our 
creator, and turn our eyes down to 
"birds, and fourfooted beasts, and 
creeping things" as the source of 
our being (Rom. 1:22-23). 

But while men are trying to bow 
God out of His creation, they are 
not aware that He is still there, pull- 
ing switches and pushing buttons. If 
they refuse to believe, He merely 
turns them over to Satan to blind 
their minds so that they can more 
easily believe evolution (II Cor. 4: 
4). Or He may even send them a 
"strong delusion that they should 
believe a lie" (II Thess. 2:11). 

Thus with "understanding dark- 
ened" (Eph. 4:18), they cannot see 
things in their true light and evolu- 
tion seems acceptable to their warped 
minds. 

One day Nebuchadnezzar, King 
of Babylon, was strutting down the 
streets and boasting of his own self- 
importance, and God just reached 
into his mind and turned a button. 
Nebuchadnezzar looked down— verily 
he had never realized how good grass 
looked, so he got down on his hands 
and knees and ate grass like a cow 
for seven years. We would call him 
a "Crack-Pot." 

That is exactly the same thing 
that happens in the mind of an evo- 
lutionist, for when they do "not like 
to retain God in their knowledge," 
God gives them over "to a reprobate 
mind" (Rom. 1:28). God just turns 
a button, and they look down to bugs 
and creeping things instead of up 
to God. 

The evidence of an allwise and 
all powerful God abounds on every 
hand, for "God hath shewed it unto 
them." Even the marvelous workings 

(Continued on page 247) 



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Exterior view of the new Covington. Virginia church. 



An Expanding Sunday School ... an Expanded Building 

By Dr. Harold H. Etling, National Sunday School Director 



An expanding Sunday school de- 
manded an expanded building. To 
meet the demand the Grace Brethren 
Church of Covington, Virginia be- 
gan to build more than a year ago. 
Carefully the building committee, 
led by the Sunday-school superinten- 
dent, Mr. Earl Key, and the pastor, 
the Rev. Mason Cooper, planned for 
the needs of the next few years in 
both the Sunday school and church. 



The first step was to move the 
pastor and family out of the parson- 
age and into the church building to 
enable the workers to move the par- 
sonage to a new site on the church 
property. Living in the church was 
quite an experience for the pastor, 
and was but the first step toward this 
new building. This done, the par- 
sonage on its new site, the pastor 
moved back into the parsonage, and 




Interior view of the completed church 



the building crew of the Home Mis- 
sions Council moved in to erect the 
new church building. Following the 
plans of architect, Ralph Hall, the 
building has become a reality. Pic- 
tures cannot portray the breathtaking 
beauty of this building. 

The building consists of two 
wings connected by a mahogany- 
paneled foyer, and contains twenty- 
five classrooms, the main sanctuary, 
a beautiful nursery for the babies, 
and the pastor's study. The basement 
of the new auditorium likewise can 




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Don Sellers (left), superintendent of the 
Brethren Construction Company, gives the 
keys to the building to Earl Key (center), 
chairman of the building committee. Carl 
Griffith, chairman of the board of trustees 
(right), looks on. 



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Dr. Harold Etling, the dedication speaker. 

be divided with the use of velvet 
draperies to make additional class- 
rooms. 

The new sanctuary has a seating 
capacity for 500 persons. Its walls 
are paneled with oak, blending into 
an arched ceiling of redwood cedar. 
The pew seats are covered with beige 
cushions, adding to the comfort of 
the people, and the floor is covered 
with wall-to-wall beige carpeting. To 
further add to the beauty of the 
building, red-covered hymnals add a 
bright touch of color. 

Dedication of the new building 
took place on Sunday, April 7, with 
the auditorium filled with worshipers 
who had come to share in the serv- 
ice. Dr. Harold H. Eding, director 
of the National Sunday School 
Board, served as the speaker, and 
spent the week following in a com- 
bination Sunday-school emphasis and 
evangelistic campaign. Many of the 
pastors of the district shared in the 
service of dedication together with 
the local choir, pastor, and building 
committee. The entire service of 
dedication was broadcast through 
the courtesies of radio station WKEY, 
owned and operated by Mr. Earl 
Key. 




Pastor Mason Cooper leading the singing. 



Are . . 

(Continued from ■page 245} 

of a honey bee is enough to burst 
the balloon of any evolutionist's 
pride and bring him crashing to the 
ground. Thus the invisible things 
of God "are clearly seen, being 
understood by the things that are 
made, even his eternal power and 
Godhead; so that they are without 
excuse" (Rom. 1:20). 

Let no one mistake evolution for 
true science. True science is a won- 
derful thing and brings out the 
marvelous workings of an infinite 
God. True science deals with facts. 
Evolution is a mere guess of un- 
godly men who feign would do away 
with God. 

Let us not think that evolution is 
a mere toy of darkened minds. 
Rather it is a heaven and a hell 
proposition, for we cannot believe 
in evolution and be a Christian at the 
same time. We cannot believe that 
we came out of nothing and up 
through the lower animals on our 
own power on the one hand, and 
on the other hand, believe we were 
created in the image of God; that we 
have sinned and that we need a 
Saviour to bring us back into favor 
with God again. 

And is my reader disgusted with 
me because I have brought forth 
these things from the Word of God 
and hurled them in all their fury at 
the subject at hand? Rather let him 
rejoice that I have drawn his atten- 
tion while there is time to repent. 

Let the teacher beware and fear 
to present these faith-destroying 
errors to the young minds in their 
charge, for not only may they de- 
stroy the faith of an eternal soul, 
but they will most certainly bring 
upon their own head a sure and ter- 
rible judgment. For soon, very soon 
the patience of an outraged Creator 
will give way, and "It were better 
for him that a millstone were hanged 
about his neck, and that he were 
drovwied in the depth of the sea" 
than to cause one child to stumble 
(Matt. 18:6). 

Let young people memorize Scrip- 
ture, read the Bible, and meditate 
therein. Then when some ungodly 
professor sneers at the Bible, that 




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young person will be a "workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed" 
(II Tim. 2:15), for he can look that 
professor right in the eye and quote 
Psalm 119:99: "I have more under- 
standing than all my teachers; for 
thy testimonies are my meditation." 

That professor may have degrees 
clear across the page, but he is really 
not even in the kindergarten, for 
"The fear of the Lord is the begin- 
ning of wisdom" (Prov. 9:10). 

If the veil of unbelief is still upon 
his heart, let him know that "When 
it [the heart] shall turn to the Lord, 
the vail shall be taken away" (II Cor. 
3:16). Verily, "If thou shalt confess 
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and 
shalt believe in thine heart that God 
hath raised him from the dead, thou 
shalt be saved" (Rom. 10:9). 

Anyone desiring more information 
on evolution may get my book God's 
Word and His World and The Bible 
and Science. Or I can refer you to 
larger studies. 

Again let me assure my reader that 
it is with all sincerity that I write 
these lines. Some time ago I had a 
heart attack, and as I lay there with 
eyes closed, not knowing what mo- 
ment I might open them in the pres- 
ence of my Creator, I had perfect 
peace in the Lord Jesus Christ. And 
I covet earnestly for others the same 
peace when they meet their God . . . 
for meet Him they will. 



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President Hoyt Speaks for 

GRACE 

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

and GRACE COLLEGE 

Spring Meeting of Trustees 

Rarely over the twenty-six years of the existence of 
Grace Theological Seminary has the board of trustees 
met for a spring meeting. Economy of operation has 
been a primary factor in eliminating this meeting. To 
bring twenty-seven men from all parts of the United 
States to one central location requires an outlay of ap- 
proximately $2,500. Essential matters of business were 
committed to the executive committee of the board, and 
other matters were held over until the annual meeting 
of the board in connection with the meeting of the cor- 
poration in August. Not more than six times has the 
board met in the spring. Issues of supreme importance 
then dictated the call for meeting. 

A Spring Meeting Every Year 

From the little school handling a few thousand dol- 
lars to the school now serving more than 500 students 
and handling a budget of a half-million dollars this 
school has grown. The pressing matters of business, pol- 
icy, future, now demand that closer supervision be given. 
The executive committee of the board is now planning 
regular meetings four times a year: in March, June, 
August, and November. The board of trustees will now 
hold a spring meeting in March and the annual meeting 
in August.. From now on it is inevitable that far-reach- 
ing decisions will be under advisement at each meet- 
ing, decisions that will affect the entire denomination 
and every division of its ministry. 

The New Financial Policy 

Over the past ten years gifts from the denomination 
for these schools has been running between seventy and 
a hundred thousand dollars annually, averaging out at 
about $85,000. This has been the figure placed in the 
budget. But last year the offerings went down to $70,000. 
This meant a deficit of $15,000 in the financial status 
at the close of the fiscal year. 

During these past ten years every advancement has 
been made out of the increase in the number of stu- 
dents with the added tuition. But advancements have 
been limited and insufficient. At last, the pressures for 
advancement, especially to get regional accreditation, 
have demanded that the financial policy of the school 
be reviewed and changed. On the present plan tuition 
must increase, but gifts must also increase. If gifts can- 
not increase, then some new policy for the use of gifts 
must be devised so that advancement can proceed, and 
the bills can be paid. The new policy is an attempt 
to solve the problem, and will go into effect with the new 
fiscal year in July. 



Ten-Year Expansion Plan 

A ten-year expansion plan has been drawn up. It takes 
into consideration an increase in students, teachers, facil- 
ities, and finances; accreditation, advanced training of 
faculty, raises in salaries. This ten-year plan has been 
divided into ten steps, the first of which is to be initiated 
on July 1. The entire financial outlay for the year is 
divided by the number of students expected, and thus 
the tuition for each student has been reached. The 
amount will go up, not only for those in the college, 
but also for those in the seminary. From this point on 
all monies received for current operation will be directed 
to help students pay the higher costs of tuition. Already, 
in the course of the years, approximately $60,000 of gift 
income has been directed to scholarships, grants-in-aid, 
work scholarships, and so forth. This means that there 
will be not more than $20,000 to $25,000 remaining (if 
the annual offering reaches $85,000) for student aid 
under the new plan. This amount will be set aside for 
loans. It is believed that such money will help the stu- 
dent while in school. When he graduates, he can pay it 
back to the school under the terms of the loan, and it 
becomes available for other needy students. Over a pe- 
riod of ten years or more this amount would reach $300,- 
000 to $500,000. This in a rotating, perpetual, and in- 
creasing fund could provide through the years for the 
necessary advancement and growth of the school. 

The Success of This Plan 

The success of this plan depends absolutely upon the 
loyalty of Brethren people to continue their financial giv- 
ing to the school unabated. They must influence their 
sons and daughters to come to the school. In addition 
there must be the determination of Christian young peo- 
ple to join the board of trustees and administration in this 
venture for Christ in Christian education. 

Any failure of loyalty in supporting this plan can 
mean the utter collapse of Christian Education in The 
Brethren Church. This means that in our society there 
must be determination to reverse four trends now in 
operation. 

The first is the spiritual (rend. This trend is manifest everywhere 
today in professed Christian circles. Little value is placed on 
education in a Christian atmosphere and integrated with a Chris- 
tian philosophy. 

The second is the attcndonce trend. This is true of all privately 
owned schools, including the Christian schools. Young people are 
chocsing rather to attend public, tax supported schools. Their size, 
offerings, and bigness attract them. In another ten years it is 
expected that only 20 percent of all the students will be attending 
private schools. 

The third is the academic trend. Christian schools have done 
their best to maintain the highest of academic standards within 
the limits of finances available. But in spite of this effort, there is 
a tendency to depreciate its academic values in preference for 
larger tax supported institutions. 

The fourth trend is financial. As a result of the preceding three, 
and arising out of factors beyond analysis, decreased funds in 
proportion to the need are being supplied by Christian people. 
This is true in The Brethren Church. 

It is therefore paramount that these four trends be 
reversed if the new policy is to succeed. It is our prayer 
that the Spirit of God will move in the hearts of all to 
accomplish this plan for Christ in our day. 



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BRETHREN GRADUATES 




James Lee Custer 



A.B. 
B.D. 



Grace College 

Grace Theological Seminary 



Home Church; Woodville Grace Brethren 
Mansfield, Ohio 

Future: Pastor, First Brethren Church 
Dallas Center, Iowa 




David Ralph Billing 



A.B.. Wheaton College 

B-D-. Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church: Winona Lake Brethren 
Winona Lake, Indiana 

Future : Graduate studies 




E. Flo CoUitt 



A.B., Grace College 

M.R.E., Grace Theological Seminary 



Home church : 
Warsaw, 

Future: Teach 



Community Grace Brethren 
Indiana 




H. Clay Hudson 



B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
M.R.E., Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church: Community Grace Brethren 

Warsaw, Indiana 

Future: Missions or pastorate 




James Edward Lynn 



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B.Mus., Wheaton College 

M.R.E., Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church: First Brethren 
Buena Vista, Virginia 

Future: Teaching at Washington (D.C.) 
Bible College 



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John W. Schumacher 



Ralph Roy Schwartz 



A.B.. Bob Jones University 
B.D., Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church; Bethel Brethren 
Osceola, Indiana 

Future: Indefinite 



A.B., M.A., Bob Jones University 

L.V.N. , Biola School of Missionary Medicine 

B.D., Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church: First Brethren 
Long Beach, California 

Future: Missionary to Brazil 



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Ronnie E. Thompson 



A.B., Bridgewater College 

B.D., Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church: Winona Lake Brethren 
Winona Lake, Indiana 



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Evangelism 




Helen Louise Olney 



B.S.. Grace College 

M.R.E.. Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church: Community Brethren 
Whittier, California 

Future: Teach in Christian school 




Lloyd Woolman 



^Aay 18, 1963 



A.B., M.E., Eastern Washington State 

College 
B.D., Grace Theological Seminary 

Home church; First Brethren 
Grandview, Washington 

Future: Missions 



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BRETHREN GRADUATES 




Elizabeth Elaine Andlauer 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: English 

Home church: First Brethren Church 
Dayton, Ohio 

Future: Teach and serve as a pastor's 
wife. 




June Carol Beery 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: Bible 

Home church: First Brethren Church 
Sterling. Ohio 

Future : Missions 




Joyce Wilma Baker 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: English 

Home church: Aleppo Brethren Church 
Aleppo, Pennsylvania 

Future: Teach 




Garry L. Butt 

B.M.E., Grace College 
Major: Music 

Home church: Winona Lake Brethren 
Church 
Winona Lake, Indiana 

Future: Enter Grace Theological 
Seminary 




Carolyn Ruth Bauman 

B.S.. Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: Winona Lake Brethren 
Church 
Winona Lake, Indiana 

Future: Graduate work at Indiana 
University 




Ross Allen Carey 



A.B., Grace College 

Major: English-French 

Home church: Grand Terrace Com- 
munity BrethreJV Church 
Colton, California 

Future: Enter Grace Theological 
Seminary 




Dennis Alvin Beach 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: English 

Home church: First Brethren Church 
Martinsburg, Pennsylva;nla 

Future: Enter Grace Theological 
Seminary 



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Major: Bible 


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Brethren 
Warsaw. Indiana 


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GRACE COLLEGE 




George David Ebersole 



A.B.. 



Grace College 
Major: Social Studies 



Home church: Community Grace 
Brethren Church 
Warsaw, Indiana 

Future; Enter Grace Theological 
Seminary 




Ruth Louise Gallacher 

B.S., Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: First Brethren 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Future: Teach 




Patsy Ann Engle 

B.S. in Nursing, Grace College 
Major: Nursing 

Home church: Melrose Gardens Grace 
Brethren Church 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

Future: Nursing 




Donna Jean Grubb 

B.S., Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: First Brethren 
Ankenytown, Ohio 

Future: Teach 




Donald G. Farner 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: Greek 

Home church: Grace Brethren Church 
Toppenish, Washington 

Future: Enter Grace Theological 
Seminary 




Karen Ruby Grubb 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: English 

Home church: Grace Brethren 
Palmyra, Pennsylvania 

Future : Teach 



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Roland Loring Fletcher 

B.S., Grace College 

Major: Physical Education 

Home church: First Brethren Church 
Winchester, Virginia 

Future: Teaching. Graduate study at 
Indiana University 




Charlotte Mae Henning 

B. S., Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: First Brethren 
Middlebranch, Ohio 

Future: Teach 



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Jean Carol Henry 

B.S., Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: Grace Brethren 
Mansfield. Ohio 

Future: Teach 




Judith Ann Ironside 

B.S. in Nursing 

Major: Nursing. Minor, 
Psychology 

Home church: First Brethren 
Altoona, Pennsylvania 

Future: Nursing 




Barbara Jean Hindmon 

B.S., Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: First Brethren 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

Fuiui'e: Teach 




Ellen Ann Jensen 



B.S., 



Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 



Home church: First Brethren 
Long Beach, California 

Future: Teach 




Thomas Lowell Homey 



B.S., 



Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 



Home church: Canon Brethren 
Taos, New Mexico 

Future: Graduate study 




William Stanley Jensen 

A.B., Grace College 

Major: Education 

Home church: First Brethren 
Long Beach, California 

Future: Enter Grace Theological 

Seminary 




Margaret Helen Hull 

B.S., in Nursing 

Major: Nursing 

Home church: Grace Brethren 
Phoenix. Arizona 

Future: Graduate study and Mission 
Field 




Luke Edward Kauffman 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: English 



Home church : 
Palmyra, 



Grace Brethren 
Pennsylvania 



Future: Enter Grace Theological 
Seminary 



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Grace College 




Bonita Diana Landry 

B.S. in Nursing 

Major: Nursing 

Home church: First Brethren 
Wooster, Ohio 

Future: Nursing 




Carol Jean Mensinger 

A.B.. Grace College 

Major: Mathematics 

Home church: New Troy Brethren 
New Troy, Michigan 

Future; Teach 




Jeanine Shirley Larson 

B.S., Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: Grace Brethren 
Mansfield, Ohio 

Future : Teach 




Judy Eileen Mensinger 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: English 

Home church: New Troy Brethren 
New Troy, Michigan 

Future: Teach 



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Jerry Wayne Leile 

A.B.. Grace College 

Major: Social Studies 

Home church: Grace Brethren 
Mansfield. Ohio 

Future: Teach 




Richard Eugene Martin 

-A.B., Grace College 

Major: Social Studies 

Home chvirch: Calvary Brethren 
Hagerstown, Maryland 

Future: Teach and graduate studies 




Charles R. Miller 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: English 

Home church: Summit Mills Brethren 
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania 

Future: Teach 



David S. Miller 



A.B., Grace College 

Major: English-Spanish 

Home church: First Brethren 
Glendale, California 

Future: Enter Grace Theological 
Seminary 
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Saundra Lee Sell 

B.S.. Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: Riverside Brethren 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

Future ; Teach 



Grace College 




Lois Jane Nagel 



B.S.. Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: Community Grace 
Brethren 
Warsaw, Indiana 

Future: Teach 




Lila Mae Sheely 

B.S., Grace College 
Major: Nursing 

Home church: Grace Brethren 
Phoenix, Arizona 

Future: Nursing 




Judith Ann Roger 

B.S.. Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home church: Conemaugh Brethren 
Conemaugh, Pennsylvania 

Future : Teach 




Sandra Lee Shoemaker 



B.S., 



Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 



Home church: First Brethren 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

Future: Teach 




Edith Marie Saul 

B.S., Grace College 

Major: Elementary Education 

Home churclr: Clearbrook Brethren 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Future: Teach 




Miriam McKeefery Uphouse 

A.B., Grace College 
Major: Bible 

Home church: Winona Lake Brethren 
Winona Lake, Indiana 

Future: Teach 



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GERALD 




Special Prophecy Issue 





I believe that the second coming 
of Christ is very near indeed. Sev- 
eral important reasons lead me to 
this belief. 

First, the Bible is the Word of 
God. It is true from the beginning to 
the end. It is completely trustworthy 



and reliable. Why do I believe this? 
For many reasons: supremely be- 
cause I believe that Jesus Christ is 
the Son of God. When He was 
here upon earth, He put His seal 
of authority and approval upon the 
Old Testament Scriptures. For ex- 



ample, in Matthew 5:18 we read Hi: 
words: "For verily I say unto you 
Till heaven and earth pass, one jo 
or one titde shall in no wise pas: 
from the law, till all be fulfilled.' 
Again in John 10:35 the words o'. 



Christ are recorded: 



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scripture cannot be broken." Let it 
be asserted emphatically: the Lord 
Jesus Christ put His seal of approval 
uf)on the Old Testament. He is our 
authority. We therefore accept the 
Old Testament as authoritative. 

So far as the New Testament is 
concerned, our Lord gathered His 
disciples around Him prior to His 
departure to be with the Father and 
said unto them, speaking of the Holy 
Spirit: "Howbeit when he, the Spirit 
of truth, is come, he shall guide 
you into all truth: for he shall not 
speak of himself; but whatsoever 
he shall hear that shall he speak: 
and he will show you things to come" 
(John 16:13). The implication of this 
statement is that the Saviour was 
pre-authenticating the New Testa- 
ment prior to its writing. 

A second reason I believe Christ's 
coming is near is that the Word of 
God clearly teaches that the Lord 
Jesus Christ will actually return 
some day to receive believers unto 
himself. Every informed Christian 
should know where some of these 
crucial passages are. For example, in 
John 14:3, the words of Christ are 
recorded: "And if I go and prepare 
a place for you, I will come again, 
and receive you unto myself; that 
where I am, there ye may be also." 
Again, in Acts 1:11, the words of 
angelic visitors are heard "Which 
also said. Ye men of Galilee, why 
stand ye gazing up into heaven? this 
same Jesus, which is taken up from 
you into heaven, shall so come in 
like manner as ye have seen him go 
into heaven." 

Third, I believe that the Lord 
Jesus will soon return to receive be- 
lievers unto himself because signs 
of His coming are clearly delineated 
in the Scriptures. That is to say, the 
Saviour gave us certain clues to guide 
us in connection with our thinking 
along this line. Moreover, the writers 
of the New Testament repeatedly in- 
dicate the coming of the Lord will 
have definite preparatory signs. 

Fourth, I believe that the return of 
Christ is near because the signs 
which are so clearly predicted in the 
pages of Scripture are now being 
fulfilled before our very eyes. Let us 
list some of the signs. They drive us 
inescapably to the conclusion that 
the Lord's return is very near. 



One of the prophecies which is 
being fulfilled is found in II Peter 
3:3 and 4: "Knowing this first, that 
there shall come in the last days scof- 
fers, walking after their own lusts, 
and saying, Where is the promise of 
his coming?" A scoffing attitude of 
unbelief, we are told in this passage 
from II Peter, will characterize the 
days immediately preceding our Sav- 
iour's return. "In the last days" peo- 
ple will be challenging belief in the 
second coming, and in some cases 
actually ridiculing the teaching. 

A second sign which drives me to 
the conviction that Christ's coming 
is near is the religious unconcern 
abroad in the world today. Callous- 



"Watch therefore: 

for ye know 

not what 

hour your 

Lord 
doth come." 



(Matthew 24:42) 



ness and carelessness with regard to 
the things of Christ have always been 
present. But they will increase in the 
last days and thus point unerringly 
toward the return of Christ. And 
that is precisely what we are observ- 
ing today. 

A third impressive sign clearly 
enunciated in the Word of God is the 
prediction that shortly before our 
Lord's return there will be an "ap- 
ostasy," a falling away from the faith 
of our fathers. Unbelief has always 
been rampant. But never more wide- 
spread than today. Spurious sects 
abound in the twentieth century. 
The old-fashioned, saving Gospel of 



the grace of God is widely spurned. 
The integrity of the Scriptures is 
denied even in some ecclesiastical 
circles. The growing apostasy pro- 
claims the approach of the Son of 
God. 

A fourth sign is outward formal- 
ism. In the latter days, we are told, a 
strange phenomenon will be ob- 
served. Inward unbelief will be 
cloaked in outer ritualism. Faithless- 
ness will be concealed by ceremo- 
nialism. The Apostle Paul puts it this 
way: "Having a form of godliness, 
but denying the power thereof: from 
such turn away" (II Tim. 3:5). 

A fifth sign of the near return of 
Christ is the increase of wickedness 
on all hands. Paul describes the last 
days as "perilous times" (II Tim. 3:1). 
He then explains the nature of the 
peril. (Study with care II Tim. 3: 
1-9). Essentially men will be "lovers 
of pleasures more than lovers of God" 
(II Tim. 3:4). 

A sixth sign that the advent of the 
Son of God may be very near is that 
there are today more natural dis- 
turbances than ever before. Earth- 
quakes, famines, and pestilences 
have characterized human history, 
for since the fall of man nature has 
been under the divine curse (Rom. 
8:22). But the Lord Jesus teaches 
that these things will increase in 
number, intensity, and destructive 
effect toward the close of the age. 

But there are five additional signs, 
all unique during the past few dec- 
ades, which clinch the matter: 
TA political consolidation in West- 
ern Europe. 
TA great northern confederation of 

nations. 
▼ Far East nations are awaking from 

political slumber. 
T Israel is back in her land. 
TThe atomic age with all its stu- 
pendous fury is upon us. 

Christ's return is indeed near. His 
coming to receive believers is the 
first step in a series of dramatic pro- 
phetic events. 

The important point for me is— 
Am I ready for His coming? Am I 
trusting the Saviour with all my 
being? Only in that case may I join 
with the Apostle John in the earnest 
prayer: "Even so, come. Lord Jesus" 
(Rev. 22:20). 

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THE FIRST 
MESSIANIC 
PROPHECY 



By John C. Whitcomb, Jr., Th.D. 



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One of the sure marks of the God- 
breathed nature of Scripture is the 
way in which prophetic seed- 
thoughts are planted in its most an- 
cient books, and are progressively 
unfolded in the centuries and mil- 
lenniums that follow. The original 
pro-phecy may seem brief and even 
mysterious, but its final fulfillment 
in all of its manifold aspects reflects 
back upon that original prophecy 
and reveals those shades of meaning 
that could never have been under- 
stood completely by men of earlier 
ages. An acorn may seem utterly 
simple and insignificant to the cas- 

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ual observer, but every distincrive 
aspect of the great oak lies hidden 
within it, inviting the careful study 
of those who are thrilled at its final 
development. 

tk- Genesis 3:15 

The very first -prophecy of the 
Bible concerning the coming Re- 
deemer of the world is no exception 
of this rule. In fact, it sets the pat- 
tern for all Bible prophecies. As we 
study Genesis 3:15, we learn not 
only that God knows all about the 
future, but that He also planned from 
the beginning to send our Saviour 
into the world to defeat Satan. We 
also learn something of God's mar- 
velous method of revealing such 
truths to early patriarchs for their 
hope and encouragement without at 
the same time confusing them with 
details they could not have under- 
stood. 

For the sake of clarity, let us set 
forth a literal translation of the 
prophecy from the original Hebrew 
text, and arrange it into its three 
main parts: (1) "And enmity will I 
place between thee and the woman; 
(2) and between thy seed and her 
seed; (3) he shall bruise thy head, 
and thou shalt bruise his heel." Who 
are the persons involved in this 
prophecy? A glance at the preceding 
verses reveals that the speaker is 
none other than the Lord God; the 
one spoken to is the serpent (or, 
rather, Satan who used the serpent); 
and the woman is Eve, "the mother 
of all living." One other person ap- 
pears in the prophecy of whom we 
shall speak shortly. 

* Satan and Eve 

We must dismiss as absurd the 
interpretation that this verse is noth- 
ing more than a continuation of verse 
14, and is therefore a pronouncement 
of hatred and fear between human 
beings and serpents! How could this 
view (advocated by some critics) fit 
in with the tremendous solemnity of 
the occasion? Would such a prophecy 
hold forth any hope for our first 
parents? No; the serpent of 3:1 to 14 



fades out of sight in verse 15, and 
"that old serpent" behind the mere 
animal instrument, "called the devil, 
and Satan, which deceiveth the whole 
world" (Rev. 12:9), comes into full 
focus. The main point of the first 
part of the prophecy is this: God 
must put enmity between Satan and 
Eve because her natural inclination 
as a sinner is to love sin and dark- 
ness. So God must teach her to hate 
the true enemy of her soul— not 
snakes, but Satan, the first murderer 
and the father of lies (as Christ de- 
scribed him in John 8:44). 

Seed of Eve and Seed of Satan 

As we turn to the second main idea 
of the prophecy, we discover a new 
realm of thought. It is no longer 
Eve, but "her seed" which is seen to 
carry on the conflict, and the enemy 
is not only Satan now, but also 
Satan's "seed." To what can these 
two seeds refer? Franz Delitzsch 
gives us the answer: "The seed of 
the woman cannot be the entire hu- 
man race, for Satan is a foe who 
can only be met with spiritual weap- 
ons, and none can defeat him apart 
from the possession of spiritual weap- 
ons. So the idea of 'the seed' is modi- 
fied by the nature of the foe." The 
seed of the woman, then, must be the 
chosen race of true believers, culmi- 
nating in Christ who is the head of 
that race. And the seed of Satan 
must therefore be unbelievers. Speak- 
ing to the unbelievers in His day, 
our Lord said: "Ye are of your father 
the devil" (John 8:44; cf. Matt. 23: 
33 and I John 3:8). When Cain slew 
Abel, he demonstrated thereby that 
he "was of that wicked one" (I John 
3:12), and was thus the first seed of 
Satan. When Eve gave birth to 
another son, she "called his name 
Seth: For God, said she, hath ap- 
pointed me another seed instead of 
Abel, whom Cain slew" (Gen. 4:25). 
So Abel was the first seed of the 
woman, and Seth was the second. 

Christ and Satan 

The third part of the prophecy is 
the climax. Notice carefully that the 



seed of the woman suddenly narrows 
down from a chosen line, from a race 
of true believers, to a single person! 
"He shall bruise thy head." "This is 
startling, and wonderfully significant! 
When we look back from the van- 
tage point of fulfilled prophecy, we 
see clearly that this representative of 
the chosen race (Gal. 3:16), who de- 
livered the deathblow to Satan's head, 
is none other than our Lord Jesus 
Christ; who died on the cross "that 
through death he might destroy him 
that had the power of death, that is, 
the devil" (Heb. 2:14). But when 
our Lord crushed the head of "that 
old serpent" at the cross, He suffered 
the bruising of His own heel— the 
awful agony of bodily suffering that 
accompanied the crucifixion. This 
v\'as Satan's supreme blow at God's 
Son— but it was not enough! Christ 
arose triumphant from the grave! 
And what about Satan? "He shall 
bruise thy head." That was an abso- 
lutely fatal blow. The cross brought 
physical agony to our Lord tempo- 
rarily, but it sealed the doom of Satan 
forever! The saints will soon see the 
full effects of that crushing blow 
when Satan is flung into the bottom- 
less pit (Rev. 20:2) and ultimately 
into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:10), for 
"the God of peace shall bruise Satan 
under your feet shortly" (Rom. 16: 
20). 

The Immediate Effect of the 
Prophecy 

Yes; the clear light of fulfillment 
wonderfully illumines that ancient 
prophecy for any who will ponder it 
today with the eye of faith. But what 
did it mean to Adam and Eve? 
Whatever else it meant to them, it 
meant at least this much: (1) Instead 
of dying, the woman would live to 
have seed; (2) A warfare would begin 
between the false allies, and Satan 
would be defeated by it; (3) Whereas 
it was through the woman that Satan 
enticed the entire race into sin, so it 
would be through the woman that 
Satan would be destroyed. Perhaps 
the prophecy meant much more than 
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The 
Last 
Days 

of 

the 

Church 

on 

Earth 

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By Rev. M. L. Myers 



In the Book of The Revelation, 
chapters 2 and 3, we discover seven 
messages to seven distinct churches. 
They were historic and geographic 
churches, but they were also strange- 
ly prophetic of the entire Church 
Age on earth from Pentecost to the 
Rapture. 

There were scores of individual 
assemblies on earth when John wrote; 
however the messages of The Revela- 
tion were directed only to seven of 
them. No doubt the reason is that 
our Lord knew history in advance. 
He knew of coming persecutions, de- 
clensions within the body of Christ, 
revivals, and the final apostasy from 
the faith. And with His all-searching 
eye He saw in the seven particular 
assemblies, conditions in embrj'o— 
the very conditions through which 
the entire church on earth would 
pass. Hence, chapters 2 and 3 proph- 
esy the spiritual and religious history 
of Christendom. 

The message to Laodicea (3:14- 
22) mainly characterizes the church 
at the time of Christ's return. We 
observe that the description parallels 
much of what is seen today. Certainly 
this would indicate the nearness of 
our Lord's coming again. 

Liberalists teach that things in our 
world are steadily improving. From 
experience and from the Scriptures, 
we know this is not so. The Holy 
Spirit is quite emphatic as to the 
downward moral and spiritual trend 
the world is following. Love will 
grow cold at the end of the age; un- 
rest will prevail among individuals, 
families, churches, communities, and 
nations; war and hatred wdll abound; 
there will be a departure from the 
true faith; the immorality and com- 
placency of Noah's day will return. 

The end-time church will follow 
the same general pattern as the world. 
Revelation 3:14 to 20 pictures a dis- 
gustingly lukewarm church made up 
of proud, blind, unconcerned, and 
spiritually naked people. However, 
it must be remembered that God has 
never left himself wdthout a true wit- 
ness in any age. There has always 
been the "wheat" abiding with the 
"tares." 

Observe the Church Name 

In brief, Laodicea means "the 
rights, or the rule, of the people" 



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(from the Greek). Laodiceanism is the 
opposite of Nicolaitanism, which was 
found in the church at Pergamos (2: 
12-17). The latter refers to the "domi- 
neerers over the people" (from the 
Greek)— the priesthood, no doubt— 
which arose during the fourth cen- 
tury, while the former refers to this 
age when the laity arise to claim 
their rights and to do the judging. 
Laodicea, refers to the final apostate 
condition of Christendom. The 
blessed Lord is seen standing on the 
outside knocking for an entrance 
(3:20). 

Observe the Spiritual Condition 

Laodicea was lukewarm. A hot 
drink on a cold day is good. A cold 
drink on a hot day is fine. But when 
hot and cold are poured together 
there is a disgusting lukewarmness. 

Such was Laodicea. And such is 
the general picture of Christendom 
today. The mass of church members 
have little conviction. They attend 
God's House only if they feel like it. 
They go through rituals for an hour 
or so, return home, forget God, for- 
get their church, and forget their 
Bibles for the rest of the week. 

Laodicea was "increased with 
goods." Does this not describe many 
churches in 1963? So often a church 
is measured in terms of the number 
of influential, well-to-do people upon 
its roll, and the denomination is 
measured in terms of the schools 
and universities it claims. Monetary 
values and worldly influences in the 
church have all too often been set 
up as a standard in the place of con- 
viction, dedication, and souls won to 
the Lord. 

Laodicea was self-satisfied. Drow- 
siness lays hold upon the man freez- 
ing to death. At first he senses the 
danger. Then gradually he becomes 
insensible to it. Finally it is fatal. 

Likewise, the loss of awareness to 
sin characterizes Christendom in this 
age. In years gone by there may have 
been a sense of need and a voice 
crying against sin. But gradually the 
Devil's sedative does its awful work 
until the church falls asleep. No 
conviction! No working of the Holy 
Spirit! No message of salvation! No 
new birth! 

Laodicea was full of unre generate 
members. In the last part of verse 17, 



Jesus describes them in appropriate 
terms. They were "wretched," for 
they were unsaved. They were "mis- 
erable" because they were living 
under the false illusion that heaven 
would be their eternal home. They 
were "jxxjr," for true riches are only 
in Christ Jesus. They were "blind" 
because they counted success in 
terms of numbers and influence. 
They were "naked," for they were 
without that robe of righteousness 
provided only in Christ. Such is the 
Lord's scorching verdict upon the 
apostate church. 

Laodicea was about to be "s-pued 
out." From the Greek, the sixteenth 
verse more literally reads: "I am 
about to cast you out." There is an 
indication of offered mercy as though 




church 
members 



conviction" 



the Lord were saying: "I won't cast 
you out if you repent, but I must 
do it if you do not." 

Finally, Observe Christ's Counsel 
and Yearning Plea 

Laodicea is urged to accept Christ's 
salvation. In verse 18, Jesus coun- 
sels the apostate church to accept the 
grace of sins paid for. It cost Him 
everything to provide that pardon, 
even the "fire" of God's judgment. 
He urges Laodicea to take the "white 
raiment" of righteousness provided 
through His death and resurrection, 
and the "eyesalve" of the Holy Spirit 
which comes only as one trusts Him 
with the whole heart. 



Laodicea's Invitation Is Given to 
the Individual 

One last yearning plea is observed 
in verse 20. Here the Lord turns 
from the collective body to the in- 
dividual. The church as a whole 
has shut Him on the outside, but 
still it is as though He goes from 
heart to heart, knocking, yearning, 
pleading for an entrance. Here and 
there a door is open and a soul is 
saved. He says, "If any man" will 
open, he will find fellowship with the 
Son of God; he will have the joy of 
sins forgiven; he will have a home in 
heaven. 

Dear reader, there is suggested in 
this picture the solemn fact that the 
opening of the heart's door is from 
the inside. Jesus Christ will never 
break His way in. You must wil- 
lingly allow Him to come in. 

Have you done it? 

The First . . . 

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this to them, but we do know that 
they believed God's promises and 
acted upon them in faith. Thus it 
was that Adam immediately "called 
his wife's name Eve, because she 
was the mother of all living," and in 
response to this act of faith, "did the 
Lord God make coats of skins and 
clothed them" (Gen. 3:21). The first 
prophecy was clear enough for Adam 
and Eve to believe and act ujxjn. In 
effect, they trusted the coming Re- 
deemer, and the clothing of the ani- 
mal skins signified the covering of 
their sins and the imputed righteous- 
ness of Christ. 

The first Messianic prophecy thus 
becomes a pattern for all that fol- 
low. It is simple in its form, and yet 
contains all the possibilities of its 
wonderful fulfillment. It was suf- 
ficient in its content to catch the 
imagination and kindle the faith of 
its first hearers, thus filling an im- 
mediate, as well as an ultimate, need. 
And finally, it is directed toward a 
person— the only person toward whom 
all Bible prophecy moves as a mighty 
river. For, after all, it was as true 
in the Garden of Eden as it is today 
that faith in Christ as the deliverer 
is God's only plan for the salvaticHi 
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'T'his is the day of the organization man, and the in- 
dividual is lost in the crowd. Conformity, unifor- 
mity, and togetherness have melted us into one faceless 
mass. Both behind the Iron Curtain and in the free 
world, the great problem is the survival of the individual 
as an individual. 

The man who dares to be different today is frowned 
upon by his club, his church, his community. It is 
just not the thing to do in Suburbia. We are as alike 
as eggs in a crate. Humanity is regimented into rows 
of rubber stamps in a day of streamlined, assembly-line, 
run-of-the-mill standardization. 

In the midst of this, our Lord stands at the door of 
the Laodicean church— at the end of the church age. 
The great ecclesiastical system, the professing church, 
living in unconscious bankruptcy ("thou sayest . . . 
and knowest not"), does not understand its true con- 
dition. Our Lord is about to spew it out of His mouth. 
As many as He loves. He rebukes and chastens, bidding 
them not to be lukewarm but to be boiling and repent. 

Then comes the gracious word: "Behold, I stand at 
the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open 
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup wdth him, 
and he with me" (Rev. 3:20). 

Observe the breadth and narrowness of the statement 
"if any man"— or better yet, "if anyone." It is as broad as 
anyone in the church and as narrow as the one who 
hears His voice and opens the door. Anyone may, but 
very few will! Our Lord ends His message to the church 
with an appeal to the individual. He does not say, "if 
any church," but "if anyone." 

How to be "anyone" and not be so lost in the crowd 
that I become no one is the problem. 

Behind the Iron Curtain the individual counts for 
nothing, the state is everything. In the free world the 
same process is at work in other forms; we are fast be- 
coming mere numbers in a welfare state. Even in the 
church where American mass-production has lost the 
individual in the crowd, God still deals with people one 
at a time. 

"All have sinned," the Bible says, and there is the 
crowd. But "there is none righteous, no not one," and 
there is the individual. The sinner cannot hide in the 
crowd. "God so loved the world"— there is the crowd. 
But "whosoever believeth" singles out the individual and 
says there is hope for every sinner in the crowd. 

Our Lord is not calling upon Laodicea en masse to 
open the door. His invitation reaffirms the importance 
of the individual. 

Another problem is involved here. We must stand 
on our own feet, or give way to the creeping paralysis of 
Laodiceanism. This modem gigantic religious super- 
corporation, which says, "I am rich and increased with 
goods and [worst of all] have need of nothing" is living 
in a comfortable stupor, neither hot or cold. It is fashion- 
able to belong to it. Everybody does it out in Suburbia. 
It helps business to be a church member. 

The influence of this watered-down religion, half- 
Christian and half-pagan, adapted to a generation that 
does not want to get right, be right, live right is a subde 
thing. When we become full-fledged Laodiceans, it is 




next to impossible to hear the Saviour's voice. Either 
can't hear it for the noise of religious activity without 
Holy Spirit, or else we are stupefied by the drug of 
ligious self-satisfaction. Either the tumult, or the ti 
quilizer, can deafen us to His call. 

It is not easy to be a Christian individual when we 
viewed with suspicion if we dare to think or speak 
ourselves. It is so much easier to depend on an or^ 
ization than to trust in God. A minister finds it tempt 
to conform to a group pattern, rather than to be tru< 
his convictions, risk his bread and butter to stand ale 
It is not easy to stand for the truth in a church full 
worldings. It wall take all the grace we can pray dc 
to resist the creeping paralysis of a comfortable La( 
ceanism. 

We need inner resources these days for another reasc 
the possibility of the destruction of our civilization. I 
not know whether this land will be devastated 
atomic attack or not. It is possible that God may use F 
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upon us. Some maniac could press a button and mil- 
lions would die in minutes. 

I do not believe that all mankind will be destroyed 
that way. There will be living saints when our Lord 
comes. But we could have such devastation that we Chris- 
tians would not have the facilities now available. Our 
religious organizations could be paralyzed. We might 
find ourselves meeting with a few surviving saints, sing- 
ing: "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." And I'll venture that 
we could sing it with more meaning than ever we did 
in the old days with one eye on the clock, anxious to get 
home in time for our favorite television program! 

Now is the time to learn to stand on our own feet 
spiritually and stock up with supplies from heaven be- 
fore all the props are knocked out, leaving us alone 
with our God. How tragic it would be if that hour found 
us ignorant of our Bibles, not knowing how to pray, 
babies when we ought to be grownups in the things of 
God! 



There is another reason why we should heed our Sav- 
iour's invitation, whether our neighbors and fellow 
church members do or not. If revival ever comes, this is 
most likely the way it will come. We are not to look 
for the church to repent en masse. The majority of 
church members are not remotely interested in revival. 
They do not intend to give up the world and make 
Christ Lord of their lives. 

We would not be dogmatic here and say what God 
will or will not do. But we would observe that our Lord 
does not say that if anyone wall hear His voice, open 
the door, and sup with Him, a great revival will begin. 
As of now, if you are looking for the majority of our 
church members to flock down church aisles, getting right 
with God and writh each other, you may be disappointed. 
There is a price to pay for revival, and most church 
members have no intention of paying that price. There 
will be as much revival as there are "anyones" who will 
heed our Lord's invitation. 

Of course, I do not believe the "anyones" will keep 
such an experience to themselves. When the lost joy of 
salvation is restored, they will teach transgressors God's 
ways and sinners will turn to God. 

The average church member, however, would not 
welcome that kind of awakened Christian. The light of 
such a testimony would be too embarrassing by contrast 
to the average Christian with his candle under bushel 
or bed. 

If the Lord tarries, and unless there should be a 
mighty visitation from above, this would seem to be 
the pattern of revival today. By the moving of the 
Holy Spirit and the pressure of present-day conditions, 
the "church within the church" will rise like cream to 
the top. True believers in all churches will be drawn 
closer to the Lord and to each other. 

It boils down to this. If we are to survive as Christians, 
we must stand on our own feet. We cannot live a second- 
hand experience. We must grow our own garden and 
not feed our souls on canned goods. It will mean less tele- 
vision and more prayer, less togetherness with people 
and more aloneness with God. Sink or swim, it is every 
man for himself: "As for me and my house, we will serve 
the Lord." Whatever the world may do, whatever the 
churches may do, we can live in fellowship with our 
Lord. And we must not become so hot and bothered 
over world conditions and the state of the church that 
we neglect our own souls. 

At the last great day, we cannot depend upon an 
organization. Every man must give account of himself 
to God. Every man's work will be made manifest. The 
fire shall try every man's work. We must stand on our 
own feet then, so we had better practice now! 

Our Lord is knocking at the door. Let me say that a 
knock at the door is disturbing. The church is in her easy 
chair, in her robe and slippers with television turned 
high. She does not want to be bothered. She may even 
be so busy with her own meetings that she cannot hear 
the voice of her Lord. It is up to someone— anyone— 
to hear His voice and open the door and admit the 
Guest who becomes the Host. It could be you! 

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By John Fred Meldau 



THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE today is in a 
complacent, lethargic Laodicean lukewarmness that 
Christ despises (Rev. 3:14-19). Then too the professing 
church is honeycombed with modernism and unbelief 
so that, like the supporting timbers eaten out of the 
very bark by termites, it is unable to be a pillar of support. 

A cross-section of church life in the United States of 
America reveals a widespread religious profession with- 
out a corresponding spirituality and moral strength. 
Christianity today has riches without revival, pietism 
without true prayer, formalism of worship without a 
true walk with God. Preachers too often have substi- 
tuted ethical lectures and insipid "be-good" harangues for 
solid Bible exposition and soul-winning evangelism. An 
apostate Protestantism worships at the modern altars of 



evolution, modernism, and unitarianism. Because of the 
failure of Protestantism, there has been a devastating 
tide of cults and sects that take the name of Christ, 
but deny Him in doctrine and in life. 

There is— thank God— a segment of evangelicalism and 
fundamentalism that has "kept his word and has not 
denied his name" (Rev. 3:8). But even here one can 
see the hoofprints of the enemy, for some have lapsed 
from evangelicalism into "the new evangelicalism," some 
have been bewitched by the neo-orthodoxy of Barthian- 
ism, and others have been spoiled by the vanities of 
intellectualism. Christ is again being betrayed by the kiss 
of compromise and the hypocrisy of putting a new, 
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Fundamentalism— save for a faith- 
ful bodyguard— has lost its punch 
and is a house divided against itself, 
divided into scores of splinter groups 
that too often fight each other in- 
stead of the common enemy. At best, 
it is a despised minority and is out- 
shouted and shunted by the church 
as a whole. 

Ecumenicalism — "one-worldism" 
applied to the church— is the watch- 
word of the hour and has been sub- 
stituted for Biblical evangelism. The 
social gospel takes precedence over 
the Gospel of the grace of God, and 
churchmen are more concerned over 
the futile works of our "Peace Corps" 
than of preaching the Gospel to every 
creature. Heaven is being spiritual- 
ized, hell is denied, and the heathen 
are no longer lost, but now are our 
"brothers." 

The Sad Fruits of This Apostasy 

In His matchless Sermon on the 
Mount, our Lord used two vibrant 
metaphors to present the ministry of 
His people and its inevitable side ef- 
fects to a world of lost sinners in the 
darkness of a lost condition. 

"Ye are the salt of the earth: but 
if the salt have lost his savour, where- 
with shall it be salted? it is hence- 
forth good for nothing, but to be 
cast out, and to be trodden under foot 
of men. Ye are the light of the 
world. A city that is set on a hill 
cannot be hid" (Matt. 5:13-14). 

At once two overwhelming in- 
ferences spring upon us: If we Chris- 
tians are "the light of the world" 
then the world is in darkness. And if 
we are "the salt of the earth," then 
the world is a carcass that will rapid- 
ly decay without the presence of salt! 

If churches and Christians no 
longer give forth the true light of 
the Gospel— if their "light," through 
unbelief and disobedience, has be- 
come darkness— then the world is 
being cheated and shortchanged, and 
is left to wander along an uncertain 
path into ever deepening gloom that 
will terminate in the night of eternal 
despair for all who travel along that 
broad road. 

Here then is the sad, sad condi- 
tion: because the church is apostate, 
the world is rapidly becoming more 
and more immoral. And, eventually, 
the world, disappointed and frus- 



trated, will turn against the church 
and "trod it under foot." 

The Apostasy Is Worldwide 

In Sweden, less than 5 percent of 
the population attend the state church 
—or any church. A recent survey in 
England reveals that though 26 mil- 
lion persons are baptized Anglicans, 
less than three million are registered 
on church membership rolls. In 
South America, though almost 90 
percent of the people are baptized 
Roman Catholics, Catholic author- 
ities report that the vast majority 
"seldom see the inside of a church." 
Most of Europe is dead spiritually. 

Both Russia and Red China have 
persecuted the church, and excluded 
foreign missionaries. A rising tide of 
nationalism in Africa is working 
against the church and Christian mis- 
sionaries, and some great areas- 
like the Sudan— are forcing some mis- 
sionaries to leave. India is reluctant 
to let new missionaries into their 
land. 

There are some bright spots in the 
otherwise dark picture, such as South 
and Central America where there is 
a healthy, growing evangelical move- 
ment sweeping many thousands into 
the arms of the Saviour. But on the 
whole the world, as far as God and 
the Gospel are concerned, presents a 
dark picture. 

Evidences of Apostasy 

The second Vatican Ecumenical 
Council that began its sessions in 
Rome last year gives no evidence of 
reform, or return to Biblical doc- 
trines. The Roman Catholic Church 
is "married to its idols" and persists 
in its traditionalism, Mariolatry, 
worship of images, and its setting 
aside of the Word of God in ac- 
cepting the teachings of men, such 
as the infallibility of the Pope, the 
Mass, which perpetuates in symbol 
the sufferings of Christ, Purgatory, 
Penance, Baptismal regeneration, and 
a score more of false teachings not 
given in the Word of God. Perhaps 
the worst feature about the Roman 
Catholic teachings is that they deny 
their adherents— those who believe 
their doctrines— eternal life, for they 
teach that the atoning death of Christ 
paid only for our original sin. They 
teach that to get forgiveness of our 



actual sins, we must come to God 
through the steps set forth in Cath- 
olic teaching. The one who wants 
to be saved must do all the "religious 
works" demanded by the Catholic 
Church, all the way from baptism in 
infancy by a priest to the obtaining 
of forgiveness through absolution by 
the priest. Those who fail to seek and 
obtain that priest-granted forgiveness 
must remain in their sins. The whole 
system is one of "salvation by reli- 
gious works"— works outlined by the 
Roman Church. 

Instances of Apostasy Among 
Protestants 

The world was shocked by the un- 
ashamed heresy of Bishop Pike, the 
Episcopal Bishop in California. He 
openly denies the Trinity, virgin 
birth of Christ, as well as His deity 
and physical resurrection. 

"Now," says Dr. L. Nelson Bell, 
"a distressing controversy is emerg- 
ing within the bounds of the Pres- 
byterian Church, USA. It is being 
spearheaded by some well-known 
teachers in all four seminaries. It is 
an attack on the complete integrity 
and authority of the Bible . . . These 
attacks are having a devastating ef- 
fect on the lives of individuals. Under 
the heading, 'Do We Need an In- 
fallible Bible?' arguments are raised 
against the very things the Scriptures 
claim for themselves and against the 
affirmations of the Confession of 
Faith" (The Presbyterian Journal, 
Jan. 9, '63). 

The Most Reverend Arthur Mich- 
ael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, believes— and states— that some 
atheists will be in heaven! 

"In the London Daily Mail of 
October 2, 1961, he is reported as 
saying: 'Heaven is also not a place 
... for Christians only. Those who 
have led a good life on earth, but 
found themselves unable to believe in 
God, will not be debarred from 
heaven. I expect to meet some pres- 
ent-day atheists there." 

How little the archbishop knows 
of the Gospel! He should know, from 
Romans 4:5, that the only kind of 
people God saves are the "ungodly" 
who confess their sins, repent, and 
accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Sav- 
iour. 

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TRINITY 



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The message of Revelation 13 deals with the great effort of Satan 
to counterfeit the Holy Trinity and thus deceive the peoples of earth. 
Satan, through his military genius, Antichrist, organizes the na- 
tions in order to control the warriors and the wealth of the world. If 
one has eyes to see, he cannot help but admit that there exists already 
today the groundwork which will shortly blossom into the system of 
Satan when once the church is caught away from the world to be 
with Christ. 

The False God— Satan (Rev. 13:1) 

It is not John who stands upon the sand of the sea, but the drag- 
on. What he sees not only interests him, but also provides for him the 
opportunity for which he is looking. He is a dragon, a great fiery mon- 
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serpent who introduced all the sin, 
and sorrow, and suffering into this 
world. He is a devil, a slanderer, and 
a accuser of the brethren through 
the centuries. As Satan, he is the op- 
poser and the adversary of the Lord 
and His people. By his serpentine 
methods he has filled the role of 
deceiver of the nations, for he is a 
liar from the beginning and the 
father of the lie (John 8:44). 

He sees the sea of the nations in 
agitation, restless, troubled, in con- 
fusion, and disorder (Luke 21:25-26; 
Rev. 17:15). The difficulties and 
perplexities of the nations attract 
him, and shortly provide him with 
his great opportunity. 

The False Christ — Antichrist 
(Rev. 13:1-10) 

Let us consider the origination, 
description, concentration, and organ- 
ization of this first beast. 

His origination is out of the sea 
of the nations, and he is therefore a 
man. He is some great personality 
who finally emerges from the mill- 
ing masses of people. In the despera- 
tion and perplexity of the nations, 
this man appears on the horizon as 
the one who is able to solve the 
problems of humanity and lead them 
cut of confusion and chaos into order, 
system, and happiness. But while he 
is a man with great ability, he is one 
who has some real relationship to the 
abyss. Twice it is affirmed that he 
comes out of the abyss (Rev. 11:7; 
17:8). This must mean that he is 
so much in league with Satan that 
he is finally indwelt by an evil 
spirit from the pit and supernatur- 
ally energized for his task. 

The description of this beast is 
most significant. In character he is 
hke a wild beast (cf. Rev. 6:8 for 
meaning of this word). Though he 
may appear to be the very fullness of 
perfection as men see him, God 
knows that nature within. It has 
a wild, untamed, rebellious nature. 
He is expressly called a man and 
treated as such in other Scriptures. 
He is also described as a king (Rev. 
17:10-11). But in addition to these 
he is a kingdom. There is no better 
symbol of a kingdom than the king. 

The concentration of all preceding 
empires is in this beast. This beast 
sums up in his kingdom all the bril- 



liance of Greece, all the tremendous- 
ness of Medo-Persia, and all the 
autocratic power of Babylon. Such 
is the revived Roman Empire of the 
end time. 

The organization of an empire for 
the beast is unseen and spiritual. 
Satan has everything arranged for the 
coming of this mighty man. The 
dragon gives to this superman his 
own fower, such power as will pro- 
duce results. The coming of Anti- 
christ is after the working of Satan 
(II Thess. 2:9). He also gives to him 
his throyie or position. A throne is 
always the symbol of position and 
power. Satan's throne has been over 
the nations (Luke 4:5-8). The Devil 
offered this to Christ, but He re- 
jected it. This man will receive it. 
Satan also gives to him authority 
which is great. 



Herman A. Hoyt, 



The wounding of one of the heads 
of this beast is the first matter of im- 
portance. The object of this wound 
is the seventh head. This kingdom 
has seven heads, which are seven 
mountains which in turn stand for 
seven kings. Five of these kings are 
fallen, one is now reigning as John 
writes, and the seventh king has not 
yet arrived. It is this last king and 
kingdom that is wounded. This king 
dies, comes to life again, and thus 
becomes the eighth king (Rev. 17:10- 

11). 

The nature of this wound is 
marked by the words "as it were 
wounded." These words imply the 
exercise of violence. Without a 
doubt this is the permitted imitation 
of the crucifixion of Christ in order 
that this man may in every way 
possible become the great counter- 
feit of Christ— Antichrist. 



No one doubts that Christ ex- 
perienced death as a result of His 
death wound. Why should there be 
any hesitation here when the same 
\\'ords are used of the wound, and 
then it is added that it was unto 
death? This attracts such worldwide 
attention that if it is not a wound 
which produced death, it is so clever- 
ly executed that everyone thinks the 
Antichrist died and rose from the 
grave. 

There is no doubt that God per- 
mits this in order that men who have 
rejected the true Christ may believe 
the he (II Thess. 2:11). 

For the first time, a world that has 
denied the possibility of resurrection 
and the fact of resurrection in Christ, 
now awakens to the fact that here is 
one who has conquered death. In 
amazement this world believes the 
lie, the counterfeit and men join 
themselves to the Antichrist as the 
invincible warlord, and give worship 
to Satan and Antichrist that only 
God deserves. 

Armies and war are turned loose 
against the saints in the earth, and 
this lasts for the remaining period of 
three and one-half years of The 
Tribulation. This dominion is well- 
nigh universal. Perhaps by this time 
the other three powers— the northern, 
eastern, and southern— are subjugat- 
ed. The effect of his dominion is 
universal worship. By miraculous 
works and marvelous deeds he at- 
tracts the worship of millions, and 
by compulsion he gains the worship 
of many other millions. 

The False Spirit, the False Prophet 
(Rev. 13:11-17) 

The person described here as the 
second beast has a relationship to the 
first beast that simulates the rela- 
tion of the Holy Spirit to Christ. 
This person is described as a wild 
beast. The two horns like a lamb 
suggest religious power. But he 
speaks like a dragon. Since this does 
not have to do with appearance, it 
must refer to his message. With all 
the religious subtlety of the serpent 
through the centuries, this beast 
propagates a message of religious de- 
lusion (II Cor. 4:4; 11:13-15). This 
beast is the counselor and prime min- 
ister for Antichrist. His purpose is to 
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Antichrist. And he has force at his 
command to compel devotion to the 
first beast. 

The power of this second beast to 
compel obedience to his commands is 
tremendous. With the wealth of the 
world concentrated in his hands, he 
is able to perform feats that would 
otherwise be impossible. 

Because he has a commercial mon- 
ojjoly on the wealth of the world, the 
false prophet is able to compel all 
men to bow the knee to his demands. 
If they want to live, they must re- 
ceive the mark, bear the name, or 
the number of the first beast. Ex- 
treme need drives men into the camp 
of the Antichrist. Only those who 
love not their lives unto death be- 
cause they have the mark of Christ 
upon them in salvation will resist 
this tyranny of the end time. Since 
Christ is all the fullness of God in- 
carnate in human flesh, it is to be 
expected that Satan will produce a 
counterfeit. 



The Jew ... 

(Continued from hack fage) 

mans 11:30 and 31 he tells us the 
opportunity for a gentile believing 
in Christ was contingent upon the 
Jew not believing. Without this un- 
belief, which many Christians pro- 
fess to be unable to understand, the 
gentile world would never have ex- 
perienced the mercy of God. Regard- 
less of the other positions which the 
Jew occupies in prophecy, the posi- 
tion which should be of greatest con- 
cern to the Christian is the one the 
Jew occupies at the present. Because 



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of this prophetic position of unbelief 
we who were afar off are now abl< 
to draw nigh through the blood o: 
Christ, and this because of Jewisl 
unbelief. 

But the Christian dare not stoj 
there, for he has become a part ol 
the prophetic picture of Israel; h( 
has obtained mercy through the Jew': 
unbelief. A Christian who is in 
terested in "The Jew in Prophecy' 
and has never evidenced a persona 
interest in the spiritual welfare, th( 
personal salvation, of the Jews witl 
whom he comes in contact is ar 
enigma, a riddle which defies humar 
solution. Certainly he baffles me 
and I'm sure he is a puzzle to him 
self. 

The solution to such an attitudt 
lies in the truth that we all neec 
to be reminded frequently of th( 
depth of the riches both of the wis 
dom and knowledge of God! That H( 
could leave the Jew in unbelief s( 
that He might have mercy upor 
everyone is a point all Christian: 
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BRETHREN DAY OF PRAYER— SATURDAY, JUNE 75 



MISSIONARY HERALD 

PRAISE the Lord for the good 
response to our latest Herald sub- 
scription renewal appeal. 

PRAY that dedicated Brethren 
writers will be enabled to challenge 
our fellowship with Spirit-inspired 
messages. 

PRAY that this special prophecy 
edition will prove to be a great asset 
to our churches in their visitation 
ministry. 

PRAISE the Lord for His evident 
blessing upon the free literature min- 
istry of the Missionary Herald. Plans 
are being formulated for expanding 
the program, with special visitation 
brochures and gospel tracts. Pray that 
the Lord will direct. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 

PRAISE the Lord for helping die 
Phil Guerenas to get settled in Mex- 
ico and for the first young man to 
accept Christ. Pray for a Bible train- 
ing class which Brother Guerena 
purposes to start in his home very 
soon. 

PRAY for the complete restoration 
of Brother Jack Churchill in Argen- 
tina as he recuperates from hepatitis. 

PRAISE God for the blessings of 
a recent communion service held at 
the Centre Evangelique in Lyon, 
France. 

PRAY for Miss Barbara Hulse as 
she heads up the Christian Day 
School at Capanema, Brazil. 

PRAISE the Lord for die way He 
has been using the ministry of our 
African brother, Simon-Pierre Nam- 
bozouina, as a blessing in various 
Brethren churches in the United 
States. 

BOARD OF EVANGELISM 

PRAY for the summer team which 
starts June 10 at Danville, Ohio. 

PRAY for Ron Thompson's sea- 
son which begins in September, and 
as he travels West dirough January. 

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PRAISE God for over 300 deci- 
sions in Bob Collitt's meetings this 
season. 

PRAY for the members of the 
Board of Evangelism, for they will 
soon be meeting in business session 
to plan greater evangelism for Christ. 

GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

PRAY for the summer activities 
of both faculty and students that they 
may be pleasing to the Lord. 

PRAY for those who recently grad- 
uated from the college and seminary 
that they may find God's best for 
their lives. 

PRAY for the entering classes of 
next fall that they may be com- 
pleted at an early date. 

PRAY for progress on the new 
dormitory that it may be completed 
at an early date. 

PRAISE God for the largest total 
graduating class (101—72 in the col- 
lege, and 29 in the seminary) in the 
history of our school. 

HOME MISSIONS 

PRAISE God for the ground- 
breaking service at Margate, Florida 
and at the same time the starting of 
the third church in Florida by Fort 
Lauderdale. 

PRAISE God that progress is 
being made on needed new build- 
ing additions at Albuquerque, New 
Mexico and Rialto, California. 

PRAY for the much needed fa- 
cilities at Virginia Beach, Virgin- 
ia, and Parkersburg, West Virginia. 

PRAY for the Home Mission 
churches of Wheaton, Illinois, Grand 
Rapids, Michigan and Hagerstown, 
Maryland, where there will be 
changes of pastors. 

PRAY for the summer program at 
the Navajo Mission. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

PRAY that the gains made in our 
recent Loyalty Campaign will be 



maintained throughout the summer. 

PRAY that the teachers going on 
vacation during the summer may be 
replaced during their absence by 
competent teachers. 

PRAY that there may be no sum- 
mer relaxation in our Sunday- 
school program. 

PRAY for the final plans of our 
Sunday School Convention August 
II and 12. 

PRAY for the continued support 
of the National Sunday School 
Board's work that adequate funds 
may be sent in. 

WMC 

PRAY that our local councils may 
have the leading of the Lord in the 
election of their officers for next 
)'ear. 

PRAY that a harvest of souls may 
be reaped as our women labor for 
Him in many of our Vacation Bible 
Schools this month. 

YOUTH 

PRAY for the several young peo- 
ple who made decisions recently in 
our meetings. Pray for one teen-ager 
especially who wants to serve the 
Lord and go to Grace College, but 
does not have the money. 

PRAY for the special meetings 
throughout the summer, and espe- 
cially for our ministry in summer 
camps. Pray that the Lord would 
use His Word to the salvation and 
dedication of many teen-agers. 

PRAY for the need of counselors 
for our national youth conference. 

SMM 

PRAY for the plans being made 
for the 50th anniversary celebration 
at national conference. 

PRAY for the local groups of 
SMM who will be electing officers 
in June. 

PRAY for the girls graduating from 
college as they enter new phases of 
work that they may be real testi- 
monies for the Lord. 

LAYMEN 

PRAY for the planning of our na- 
tional conference laymen's sessions. 

PRAISE God for the response to 
the scholarship fund. Pray for its 
completion. 

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By Rev. Bruce L Button 



Much has been said in the past 
relative to the position the Jew oc- 
cupies in Biblical prophec)\ Fifty 
%ears ago most men would have em- 
phatically denied the possibihts' of 
the Jewish people ever taking up 
residence in the Holy Land as a 
recognized nation. In fact, fifteen 
years ago many men scoffed at the 
idea that 600,000 Jews could with- 
stand die onslaught of 46,000,000 
Arabs. Yet when the smoke of bat- 
de cleared a new nation and a nevv 
flag were clearly seen to be estab- 
hshed in the land of Palestine. Since 
that time many thousands of Jews 
have "gone home" to Israel, and 
through dihgent and hard work have 
caused a great portion of the land 
they occupy to blossom as a rose. 
Other portions have been turned 
into an industrial mar\'el. Still other 
portions are being worked upon that 
the? might bountifully \ield to the 
plow or to industry and thus supply 
additional support and li\ing space 
for other thousands of Jews who 
may or may not want to return to the 
land Jehovah promised to their fath- 
ers. 

Men and women of our day are 
the most fortunate of people for we 
have seen overwhelming e\idence of 
the validit)' of God's Word, die Bible, 
in the re-establishment of Israel as 
a nation among other nations of the 
world. Men have been waiting cen- 
turies for this event to take place. 

The unbelieving world witnesses 
the rebirth of the nation of Israel 
as a passing experience which has no 



particular significance in the course 
of human events. The world has 
seen new nations appear, and they 
have seen these same nations dis- 
appear. They look upon Israel in the 
same wav they look upon these other 
nations. The unbelie\'ing world is 
skeptical. To tell the world Israel is 
once again in her homeland as a 
nation because of the will and action 
of God is tantamount to describing 
a beautiful sunset to a man blind 
from birth. No more can we expect 
the world to understand the import of 
this new nation, for the world is dead 
spiritually. It has never experienced 
the delight of the knowledge of God. 
The world can never appreciate what 
the nation of Israel portends in the 
twilight of man's dav anvinore than 
the blind man can appreciate the 
beauties of a sunset 



However it is different, or shoidd 
be different, with the Christian. He 
has his spiritual eyes and can, or 
should, appreciate what has happened 
in that land. Some Christians refuse 
to consider the Jew as a serious entity 
in God's plan for the ages. Perhaps 
the reason for such an attitude is 
the result of a fault\' understanding 
to the Christian's responsibility to- 
ward the Jew. Maybe an attitude 
of unconcern. If today's Christian is 
to understand the place the Jew oc- 
cupies in prophecy, he must under- 
stand what his Tesponsibility is to- 
ward the Jew. He cannot simply 
throw open the doors of the church, 
preach the Gospel, and let the chips 
fall where they may. Neither can 
he be indifferent to his responsibil- 
it\' to evangehze the Jew. Rather he 
must understand that he as a Chris- 
tian is the means to God's end for 
the Jew. The Jew can never reach the 
ultimate place he is to occupy in 
prophecy without the heart interest 
and concern of the Christian. 

Paul stressed this truth in his let- 
ter to the Roman church. In Ro- 
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No Plans for Retirement! 

Foreign Missions and WMC Issue June 15, 1%3 



Brethren Foreign Missions 



Who Actually Holds the Purse Strings? 



By Dr. Russell D. Barnard 



Sometimes there is a feeling that the board of trus- 
tees of The Foreign Missionary Society of the Brethren 
Church holds the purse strings; that if there is a failure 
to supply the needs of a mission field or a missionary, the 
board of trustees is responsible. Many times the statement 
is made: "The board did it!" 

In a sense it is true that the board does it. By the very 
constitution and bylaws of the Foreign A4issionary So- 
ciety, the board of trustees is entrusted with the busi- 
ness operation of the Society. Thus far, it is true to say: 
"The board did it." 

But, in a far greater sense the board of trustees does 
what it is forced by circumstance to do. Of course, these 
men, so entrusted, should not spend money they do not 
have, and continue to do so. Already far too much bor- 
rowed money has been spent. And, this borrowed money 
must be paid from future gifts, and decreases the amount 
available for the budget of the year ahead. 

"The board did it"— yes— when there was a 20 percent 
average cut in field budgets for 1963 from that which 
had been asked by the various fields. (Please understand 
that this was not a cut from the amount of last year's 
budget. In some cases a field has more money to spend 
than it had last year. The cut was made on the basis 
of the field's request for the year ahead and not from the 
amount of the former year's expenditures.) The board 
did it, and the board could not have done otherwise. The 
board can spend only that which you people, God's peo- 
ple (usually God's Brethren people) have supplied. 
There is a possibility that an adjustment in the various 
field budgets can be made at the annual meeting in 
August. However, it must be acknowledged that the 



COVER PHOTO 

Youngsters gathered for a 
special meeting in the "Cha- 
let Evangelique," portable 
tabernacle used in the Breth- 
ren work in France. (Photo 
by Tom Julien) 




prospects for an adjustment in the direction of more 
money for the fields can hardly be expected. 

There is even serious possibility that further severe 
cuts may need to be made. We know this is discouraging 
to the missionaries whose lives have been given to this 
great work. But we cannot pay bills with money we 
do not have. 

Now, there is some enco