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EO,
DONAANO
CONNIC
SPENCER
BOX
1674
NASSAU,
BAHAMAS
Churek
of
Christ
-
Mama
Mission
Prepety
d!
library
/y3;Aa^
COU^G't.
-^
Joi^»
Mtish
WestJftdies
SPONSORtNG
CHURCH
CHURCH
or
CHRIST6TH
&
GtBSS
AVC.
COTTAQC
GRDVe.ORCQON
FORWARDING
AGENTS
MR.
&
MRS.LOUISWICSE
BOX
S42
CDTTABC
BROve,
OREGON
January
19^1962
Dear
Brethren,
Greetings
from
Nassau'.
The
last
legof
our
journey
is
betod
"
ting
settlfd
in
the
colony.
Our
trip
was
very
enjoyable.
As
we
tonV
usfar
south
and
in
th3.s
manner
we
were
aoleto
avoid
all
the
storms
nearly
eveiy
bit
of
our
undertaking
thusfar.
We
enjoyed
avisit
with
my
parents
in
Kissouri
over
the
j
4.
ciaipTTi
RTble
Collese
where
vre
met
and
discussea
i.ne
of
them,
we
drove
to
SL
Hassfu.Continuing
to
Eastern
North
Caro-
Bahama
work
with
one
ofthe
church
where
Aubry
and
Ruth
Payne
lina,
we
visxtedtothe
Bahamas.
It
was
mutually
agreed
that
Es-»sf
Lssr
-
We
arrived
^^^he
frShrraterwLf
rlsLa^
shipping
tS'trLlef
w^tere
splrS
th;
problem
and
e^ense
of
repacking
and
crating.
It
al-
sf
solved
Le
problem'^of
transportation
from
the
dock
to
the
house.
we
were
treated
very
favorably
by
customs
officers
Go^t^
customs
can
prove
to
be
a
rather
expensive
^J^-xencea.d
we're
thankful^for
thx^^^
evidence
of
the
Lord
s
provisi
*^-
ay
(27%)
is
TDre-detemdned,
the
s.s£
"
you
pay.
».
«.r.vmly
Ijr
«1»
br.lto.n.w»
h.d
b.mtM"
j=-
«=,o»«
and
Grants
Town
and
preached
at
Prospect
hospital.
The
Redmond
faMly
is
scheduled
arrive^this^aft^noon.
therewill
be
opportunity
to
discuss
Meanwhile
several
incidentals
remain,
efforts
of
each
family
can
best
be
Sfe^enSfresSence,
getting
The
process
ofobtainingunmigrationpe
efforts
to
get
settled
and
oriented
SnaL^^few!'
It.rg"d\o"£:
that
we're
enteringinto
the
.«rk
that
we've
been
looking
forward
to.
Continue
to
pray
forus.
Sincerely,
Ed,
Dona
andConnieSpencer
 
INAAND
CONNIE
SPENCER
>74
NASSAU,
8AHAMAB
Church
of
Christ
-
Bahama
Mission
^ritlsk
WestJndies
SPONSORINGCHURCH
CHURCH
OF
CHRtST
6TH
&
Biaes
AVE.CDTTABE
GROVE,•REQON
FORWARDING
AGENTS
MR.
S,
MRS.LOUtS
WIESe
BOX
542
CQTTAQE
GROVE,OREGON
February
14>
1962
DeaT-Brethrfin.,,.
The
past-«nth.
has.
gons
by
-aery
quicklyfor
us..
The--Redmon
fand.ly
and
our-
-~G«lre's"'have
regular
"preaching
and
teaching
schedules.
V/e
have
become
sufficienuly.^
acquainted..with..the
.city
and.
islandtofind
our
way
to
most
ofthe
places,
we
have
occasion
to
go.
The-
help.jjfthe
Hughes
and.Payne
famiLies
has
been
much
apprecia^
ted
in
thif^
J'getting
acquainted-business".-
------
--
Our
schedule-of•servic-es
at
Grants
Tovm
includesaBihle-lesson..and..sermon'
"Sunday
A-M,
and
P.M.
and
a
mid-week,
lesson
and
prayer
meeting.
The^schedule
"
Bro.
Redmon-at
Coconut-Grove
is
similar,,
however;
the
mid-week
service
is
on.
adii.....
ferment
day
to
allow
the
two-congregations
opporturiity
togettogether
for^
those
services.
Heretofore^,
the
membership,
ofthe
two
congregations,
wasn'tparticularly
definedastheservices-at.the
two
locations,
were
conducted-at.different*times
and
the
Christians--wereableto
attend._Tfl0st
ofthe-sexvicesat
ea.ch
location,-Simulta
neous
Sunday
services
has
made
it
necessary
for
them
to
choose
theservice
mostcon
venientto
their
locality.This
had
the..effect,ofpresentingthe
appearance
ofa
'"•smaller
group.
However,
new
contacts,
are
being-made^
old
ones
restored
and
in
com
paxdng
.attendance
notes-with
Bro.
Redmon,..
it
is
evident
thatalready_our-servicesare
reaching
more
people.
The
combined,
groups
recently
enjoyed
asingspiration.ihis
service
was
ablyarranged
and
conducted
by
Bro,
Archer.
Except
for
the^semons.and
,lesson
material^
Bro..
Archer
conducts
and
leads
the.
Sunday
services.at
Grants
Town
and
the
V/ednesday
eve--song*
servri-ce-in'a'-coinmendablemannerc
•"
Preaching
services
are
conducted
eachTues,
andThurs..
afternoon-at
Prospect
'Hospital,
(T.B.
Sanitaiium).
For
tjie
post
part
Bro.
Payne
has
been
responsible
for
making
the
arrangements
for
these
services
aswellas
working
with
Bro.
Re^on
in
_ihe-^n}Tove"
area..There.is-a.high
rate
of
T.B,.-•on-the_.isla.nds.j
and
work
hasbeen
a-pi^fitab..l.e
preaching
oppartuTiity-Those
who
saw
theslidesolthe
--work-will_be
glad
to
know
thatthe
T-.B.
patients
(not
the
aged.infirm.}
mil
soon
move..,into
a
new-v/ing
ofthe
Princess
Margaret
Hc^spital
in
tovm.
We
areglad-forthe
jDetter
housing
and
it
willundoubtedly
mean
closer,medical-supervisionas
we
.
There.isa
question^
hovrever,.
whether
the
new
facilities
have
aplace
where
we
"beableto-condijjitservicesand
if
theadministration"
\-d-ll
grantus
the
privilege.
We-have
inquired
and
while
the-answer-
was
sncouraging,
it
was
by
no...means
-final.
Uo
pray
with
the-brethren
here
thattheopportunity
won't
be
lost.
.^-Another
itemof
importance
to
the
work
has
been'-the'purchase
of-the
lots
(l^ther-
•"'
to-ieased)
on
which
the
Coconut
Grove
buildingissituated.
The
omer
priced
the
lots
at-J,0a.pounds.-(0l,.120).
Mr.
and
Mrs.
Payne
offeredto
loan
their
savings
.
C^l^OO
at
no
interest-toward
the
purchase.
The
chinches,
here
had.
about
70
^
theirtreasury
so
theycontributed
55
pounds
(^A54)
to
make
the
balance
oiP
price
and
legal
fees......Of
the
Ol.COO
provided
by
the
Paynes,
they
made
^-
down
payment
of
40
poimds--leaving
a
balance
..in
rouna
numbers
of
v900
to
This
was
a
generous
gesture
on
the-partoftheFa^es
.f
+he
need
ofa
purchase
.Xund.
The
occasion
wiU
provide
opportu^yto
encourage
the
localbrethrento
assume
as
much
responsibility
a&
theirability
will
permitinre
paying
th3.s
loan.
,Sincerely
yours..^
M-Spenoer„faMly
 
^
yv^
Shurck
of
Christ
-MamaM
ission
BritishWest
Mies
ED.DONA
SOX
1674
AiJO
CONNIESRENCER
SPONSORING
CHURCH
CHURCHOFCHRIST6TH
&
Giee
COTTAGE
BR
.VE.
FORWARDINQ
AGENTS
MR.
&
MRS.LOUISWIE5E
r
BOX
5-»2
lJ.8jX^S^AQE
QRQVE,
OREGON
Again
thetimehaspassedquickly
and
the
month
has
seenseveral
inte
resting
developments.
On
Saturday,the
3i^dj
Aubrey
and
Ruth
Payne
returned
tothe
states.
The
trip
was
primarily
to
enablethem
toattend
to
some
busi
nessmatters
but
it
will
also
allowopportunity
for
some
speaking
engagements.
At
the
timeof
their
departure
they
didn't
know
exactly
how
longtheywould
begone.
TheHughes
family
esqsect
toreturntotheStates
probably
inamatterof
weeks.
Undoubtedly,
their
pleasureinbeingreunitedwith
their
family
will
go
along
way
tov/ardcompensatingfortheprolongedseparation.
The
tubercular
patients
havebeen
moved
from
"Prospect"
to
their
new
quartersinthePrincess
Margaret
Hospital*
The
doctor
and
superintendent
were
verykindinhearingourrequestforperinissiontocontinueteaching
servicesfor
these
patients.
Permission
was
granted!
We
also
plan
to
con
tinue
teaching
services
onedayeach
weelc
at
"Prospect".
Dona
has
made
announcementand
preparation
for
resuming
children's
Bible
classes
on
Saturdayafternoons
at
Grants
Town.
Pastexperiencehasindicated
this
tobea
profitable
opportunitytoreachtheyoungstersofthearea.
V7e
receivedarequestfrom
the
church
in
Glide,Oregon,
for
ideas
for
DailyVacation
Bible
School
missionary
Isssonsthat
could
be
illustrated
by
incidents
and
circumstancesof
this
work.
We
arecompletingasetofsuggested
lesson
approaches
in
which
we
tryto
provide
theteacher
and
class
with
inte
restingillustrations
and
atthe
same
timedevelop
some
appropriate
Bible
tea
ching.
We've
triedto
make
th^s
material
complete
enough
to
be
useful
and
yet
adaptable
todifferentlen^h'^lessons,etc.
If
youwould
be
interested
xn
havinga
set
of
theselessonsplease
let
us
know.
During
the
month
vje
urgedtr^veralofthe
local
brethrentoprepareser
mons
for
one
oftheservices.Brother
Eddie
Forbesbroughtthe
first
ofthese
fora
Sunday
evening
service.Brother
Forbes
is
a
fisherman
by
trade.
As
we
listened
we
were
reminded
that
in
the
first
generationchurchthere
were
other
preaching
fishermen.Other
of
the
local
brethren
are
preparing
messages
for
futureservices.
The
proper
forms
and
papers
have
been
filed
with
the
immigration
depart
ment
sothatourresidencepermits
may
beconsidered.
As
yet
we
have
not
been
informed
ofanydecisionbut
we
do
ei^ect
this
informationbeforelong.
We
didenjoy
visits
from
some
brethrenvacationinginthe
colony
during
the
month.These
includedtheRichterfamily
from
Cincinnatti,
Ohio,
andthe
Stephen
family
fromToronto,Canada.
Until
next
month.
Ed
Spencer
family.

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