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Enclosed w i t h t h i s Pastor's R e p o r t i s a t r a n s c r i p t o f t h e A r e a C o o r d i n a t o r s m e e t i n g o n March 2 0 t h a t which Mr. Ted A r m s t r o n g read a 1 2 - p a g e l e t t e r i n t r o d u c i n g a new program for church growth. I n s t e a d of s e n d i n g t h e t a p e of t h e m e e t i n g a l o n g w i t h t h e o r i g i n a l l e t t e r a s h e had p l a n n e d , M r . GTA d e c i d e d t o s e n d a t r a n s c r i p t of b o t h t h e l e t t e r arid m o s t ' o f h i s e x t e m p o r a n e o u s comments a s he read t h e l e t t e r .
Some C h u r c h p a s t o r s read t o t h e i r c o n g r e g a t i o n s p o r t i o n s 0 f . a r e c e n t l e t t e r from M r . GTA c o n c e r n i n g new d i r e c t i o n s f o r t h e C o l l e g e . As a result, c e r t a i n misunderstandings have a r i s e n concerning s t u d e n t aid programs which are s p o n s o r e d by t h e f e d e r a l g o v e r n m e n t . T h e i n t e n t of t h e l e t t e r was - t o c a n c e l g o v e r n m e n t - s p o n s o r e d s t u d e n t a i d s . not The s t u d e n t a i d p a c k a g e w i l l c o n t i n u e t o o p e r a t e i n much t h e same way as it h a s i n t h e p a s t .
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of n e c e s s i t y , h a v e t o be m o d i f i e d from t i m e t o t i m e i n order t o m e e t i n s t i t u t i o n a l g o a l s a n d p u r p o s e s , a s w e l l as g o v e r n m e n t a l r e g u l a t i o n s . T h e r e is no p l a n a t t h i s t i m e t o d e n y a n y q u a l i f i e d s t u d e n t a t Ambassador C o l l e g e , o r p r o s p e c t i v e s t u d e n t , a c c e s s t o government funds.

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The i n t e n t of t h e m e m o f r o m M r . A r m s t r o n g h a d t o do w i t h t h e i n s t i t u t i o n e n t e r i n g i n t o g o v e r n m e n t c o n t r a c t s i n w h i c h t h e College would r e c e i v e d i r e c t f i n a n c i a l a i d from t h e f e d e r a l g o v e r n m e n t a n d t h u s be s u b j e c t t o i n c r e a s e d g o v e r n m e n t a l r e g u l a t i o n s , when t h e d i r e c t a i d e x c e e d s a s p e c i f i e d amount. --Donald L . Ward, C o lle g e A d m i n i s t r a t i o n
SERMON SUMMARIES PULL GOOD RESPONSE

For a f e w months now S u b s c r i b e r Development h a s b e e n o f f e r i n g "Sermon Summaries" t o o u r d o n o r a n d co-worker a u d i e n c e . T h e s e Summaries a r e b r i e f , c a p s u l i z a t i o n s of s e l e c t e d s e r m o n s g i v e n h e r e i n P a s a d e n a -- a n d , i n a p p e a r a n c e , resemb l e s m a l l r e p r i n t a r t i c l e s . They a r e b e i n g u s e d a s a " f e e d i n g t o o l " by S u b s c r i b e r Development -- t o g i v e a d d i t i o n a l s p i r i t u a l t e a c h i n g t o o u r c o n t r i b u t o r s a n d h e l p m o t i v a t e them toward e v e n closer i n v o l v e ment w i t h t h e Work, a s God c a l l s .

For e l e v e n o f the p a s t twelve w e e k s , Sermon Summaries h a v e r a n k e d among t h e t o p 20 p i e c e s of l i t e r a t u r e s e n t o u t b y MPC. In fact, the Summaries h a v e b e e n among t h e top f i v e p i e c e s of l i t e r a t u r e r e q u e s t e d by co-workers! 2 3 , 0 0 0 Summaries h a v e b e e n r e q u e s t e d . T h i s i s a v e r y good r e s p o n s e , c o n s i d e r i n g t h a t t h e o n l y p l a c e t h e y a r e b e i n g a d v e r t i s e d i s i n Worldwide Church of God m o n t h l y a n d w e e k l y receipts t o c o - w o r k e r s and d o n o r s . Monthly r e c e i p t r e s p o n s e s h a v e t o p p e d 4 0 % and weekly r e c e i p t s a r e a v e r a g i n g a b o u t 2 5 % . --Richard R i c e , Mail P r o c e s s i n g Center
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T h i s p a s t T h u r s d a y I h a d a v e r y l o n g and e n j o y -., a b l e c o n v e r s a t i o n w i t h M r . Herbert A r m s t r o n g on t h e t e l e p h o n e . W e d i s c u s s e d t h e PT i n d e t a i l a n d I t h a n k e d h i m f o r h i s s u p p o r t c o n c e r n 0 i n g t h e c o n t r o v e r s i a l cover o n t h e A p r i l i s s u e . H e s a i d t h a t t h e i s s u e s h o u l d do w e l l o n t h e n e w s s t a n d s a n d t h a t w e s h o u l d cover t h e s u b j e c t of s e x i n t h e P'f e v e r y o n c e - i n - a - w h i l e . I s u g g e s t e d t h a t he w a s t h e best p e r s o n t o w r i t e o n t h a t s u b j e c t s i n c e he h a d w r i t t e n " t h e book" on i t a n d h a d t a u g h t P r i n c i p l e s of L i v i n g f o r s o many y e a r s a t t h e college. H e agreed.
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A i m s t r o n g t h e n l a u n c h e d i n t o a l o n g e x p l a n a t i o n of some of t h e H e w a s very t h i n g s he w a n t s t o g e t i n t o t h e PT i n f u t u r e i s s u e s . happy t h a t w e are c o n t i n u i n g t o u s e some of h i s p a s t m a t e r i a l a n d w a n t s t o go over s o m e of i t t o u p d a t e i t . I ' l l be s e n d i n g h i m some o f t h e s p e c i f i c m a t e r i a l h e r e q u e s t e d r i g h t away.
H e asked f o r o u r p r a y e r s c o n c e r n i n g t h e c o n t i n u a l r e b u i l d i n g of h i s health. H e s a i d t h a t h i s blood p r e s s u r e i s v a s t l y i m p r o v e d and h i s heart is doing w e l l . H e d i d m e n t i o n t h a t he n e e d s t o g e t u p a n d w a l k

a r o u n d a l o t more t h a n he has b e e n d o i n g . A f t e r c h e c k i n g w i t h M r . Ted A r m s t r o n g ' s o f f i c e , w e decided t o go ahead w i t h t h e r e g u l a r cover of t h e PT on t h o s e 3 8 0 , 0 0 0 c o p i e s t o be p r i n t e d i n E n g l a n d a f t e r a l l . The r e a s o n b e i n g t h a t t h e cover s i g n a t u r e h a d a l r e a d y b e e n p r i n t e d a n d i t would h a v e c o s t t h e Work a r o u n d 130,000 d o l l a r s a n d much s c h e d u l i n g g r i e f t o s c r a p i t a t t h a t p o i n t . W e are c o m b i n i n g t h e J u n e / J u l y i s s u e s a n d t h e S e p t e m b e r / O c t o b e r i s s u e s t h i s y e a r due t o c o n t i n u i n g budget r e s t r a i n t s . This t i m e we w i l l p r i n t a b a n d across t h e c o v e r showing t h a t i t i s a combined i s s u e so t h a t p e o p l e w i l l n o t become c o n f u s e d t h i n k i n g t h e y h a v e missed a n i s s u e . W e hope t h a t o n e of t h e s e y e a r s w e ' l l be a b l e t o g e t b a c k t o the regular 1 2 issues per year since the 10-issue policy doesn't h e l p o u r m a i l i n g l i s t any. Lesson 12 o f t h e c o r r e s p o n d e n c e c o u r s e s h o u l d be all b u t c o m p l e t e by now a n d r e a d y t o go t o p r e s s . O f c o u r s e , it w i l l t a k e 4 - 6 weeks t o g e t i t i n p r i n t o n c e i t reaches t h e p r e - p r e s s a r e a . B u t a t l a s t it i s done! T h a t ' s it for t h i s t i m e . --Brian Knowles, E d i t o r i a l S e r v i c e s

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INTERNATIONAL DIVISION TRANSFERS (Editor's N o t e : Due t o a n e d i t o r i a l o v e r s i g h t , t h e f o l l o w i n g f r o m M r . McCullough, w h i c h w a s s c h e d u l e d f o r t h e l a s t P a s t d r ' s Report, did n o t appear i n t h a t i s s u e . Our apologies t o M r . McCullough a n d t o o u r readers.)

G r e e t i n g s o n c e a g a i n f r o m t h e " f o r e i g n e r s ! " T i m e r u s h e s b y so f a s t t h a t t h e n e e d f o r o n e o f t h e s e r e p o r t s seems t o b e c o n t i n u a l l y p r e s e n t . Most of t h e areas a r o u n d t h e w o r l d h a v e b e e n s a i l i n g a l o n g w i t h o u t too much u n u s u a l a c t i v i t y t o r e p o r t . But. f o r t h i s i s s u e , w e do h a v e some v e r y e x c i t i n g t h i n g s t o r e p o r t t o y o u .
It was short in I have j u s t r e t u r n e d f r o m a s h o r t , b u t l o n g t r i p . t e r m s of d u r a t i o n - - o n l y t w o w e e k s , but l o n g i n t e r m s of d i s t a n c e - -

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T h e r e have been p l a n s i n t h e w o r k s f o r some t i m e now t o b r i n g t h e

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Fahey f a m i l y i n f o r a s a b b a t i c a l . Those p l a n s have had t o b e postponed f o r a t i m e , b u t w i l l now t a k e e f f e c t i n J u l v . M r . Fahey t h a t sounds t o s t i l t e d , so I ' l l change i t -- B o b w i l l have been servi n g (and d o i n g an e x c e l l e n t j o b of i t ) i n t h e S o u t h A f r i c a n area f o r n i n e y e a r s by t h i s coming J u l y . Prior t o t h a t he w a s i n A u s t r a l i a and p r i o r t o t h a t i n G r e a t B r i t a i n . A c t u a l l y , t h e Faheys h a v e n ' t l i v e d i n t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s s i n c e t h e y w e r e married, so i t w i l l be a welcomed change.

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With a l l t h e o p p o r t u n i t i e s and changes which o c c u r d u r i n g t h e c o u r s e of a y e a r i n t h i s Work, I h a v e n ' t t r i e d t o d e t e r m i n e a s p e c i f i c r e s p o n s i bility at this time. However, h e w i l l n o t be r e t u r n i n g t o Johannesburg.
The o b v i o u s q u e s t i o n t h e n i s , "Who w i l l r e p l a c e Bob?" The answer i s D r . Roy McCarthy who i s a S o u t h A f r i c a n c i t i z e n . Roy h a s been v e r y He has a b l y d i r e c t i n g t h e Work i n Holland f o r t h e l a s t t h r e e y e a r s . expanded h i s t a l e n t s t o i n c l u d e t h e s p e a k i n g of t h e Dutch l a n g u a g e

H e w i l l be h e r e a t Pasadena f o r a y e a r and t h e n - b e r e a s s i g n e d .

so he c a n p r e a c h i n t h a t language t o b o t h t h e Dutch c h u r c h e s . H e and h i s w i f e are v e r y p l e a s e d t o be r e t u r n i n g t o South A f r i c a , and a r c l o o k i n g forward t o an even g r e a t e r c h a i l e n g e t h a n t h e one t h e y have been e n j o y i n g .
D r . McCarthy i s b e i n g r e p l a c e d b y a new man as f a r as t h e f u l l - t i m e I v i s i t e d Montreal i n February t o i n t e r v i e w m i n i s t r y i s concerned. M r . and M r s . B r a m d e Bree. M r . d e B r e e i s a l o c a l elder i n M o n t r e a l who h a s been e a r n i n g h i s l i v i n g as a n a r c h i t e c t f o r t h e p a s t twentyt h r e e y e a r s . B o t h he and h i s w i f e are D u t c h c i t i z e n s and w i l l a c t u a l l y be r e t u r n i n g home a s t h e y replace D r . McCarthy.

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Next t o be moved w i l l be M r . and M r s . Frank Schnee. The Schnees have made Germany t h e i r home f o r t h e p a s t s i x t e e n y e a r s . They went there t o t h e t i n y f l e d g l i n g Work and have d e d i c a t e d t h e i r l i v e s t o t h e Work i n Germany s i n c e t h a t t i m e . T h e i r z e a l and d r i v e i n p e r f o r m i n g t h e Work i n Germany i s w e l l known by t h e o l d e r c h u r c h members h e r e i n t h e S t a t e s , and v e r y much a p p r e c i a t e d by a l l of us h e r e a t H e a d q u a r t e r s . Frank w i l l be a t Pasadena f o r a y e a r and t h e n w i l l be r e a s s i g n e d i n a major r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o l l o w i n g t h a t . W i t h t h e s a b b a t i c a l program p l a n s i n mind, Frank w i l l p r o b a b l y r e p l a c e one of t h e A r e a C o o r d i n a t o r s i n Canada. However, t h o s e p l a n s are, a t b e s t , t e n t a t i v e . With t h e many changes w e e x p e r i e n c e , h e c o u l d v e r y w e l l b e c o n s i d e r e d f o r t w o or ,? t h r e e d i f f e r e n t j o b s b e f o r e t h e a c t u a l a s s i g n m e n t i s made. d
There i s t h e n t h e r e m a i n i n g q u e s t i o n of w h o w i l l r e p l a c e Frank. Here a g a i n t h e name i s one w h i c h i s new t o m o s t of you. M r . and M r s . M a r t i n Bode f r o m t h e o f f i c e i n Johannesburg w i l l move t o Germany t o f i l l t h e

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vacancy l e f t by t h e Schnees. M a r t i n g r a d u a t e d f r o m t h e college i n Pasadena and s i n c e t h a t time h a s been working i n t h e o f f i c e i n Jo' H e h a s a n e x c e l l e n t background i n b u s i n e s s , as w e l l a s computer burg. s c i e n c e , and h a s been working i n these areas f o r some y e a r s now.
O f c o u r s e , a n o t h e r e x t r e m e l y i m p o r t a n t f a c t o r i s M a r t i n ' s German H e h a s grown up i n a German-speaking f a m i l y background and language.

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which h a s g i v e n him a good command of t h e language. I t would be d i f f i c u l t f o r anyone t o be a s s i g n e d t o t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y i n Germany who d i d n ' t s p e a k t h e language. So M a r t i n ' s t r a i n i n g and background have g i v e n him a g r e a t o p p o r t u n i t y t o serve t h e Work i n a n o t h e r area of t h e world. N e e d l e s s t o s a y , h e and h i s w i f e are e x t r e m e l y enthuI t w i l l be a r e a l c h a l l e n g e and t h e y s i a s t i c about t h e opportunity. a r e a n x i o u s t o be a b o u t t h e new j o b .
I won't t r y t o g i v e you more background t h a n t h i s on t h e newer p e r s o n a l i t i e s , b u t w i l l l e a v e it t o t h e able r e p o r t i n g of t h e World(See t h e March 2 7 t h i s s u e - - E d i t o r . ) . But I do want t o wide N e w s . encourage you t o be b e h i n d a l l of t h e s e men, e s p e c i a l l y w i t h your p r a y e r s , as t h e y m e e t t h e new r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s and changes i n t h e i r lives. --Leslies L. McCullough, I n t e r n a t i o n a l D i v i s i o n

WORK RECEIVES COMMUNITY EXPOSURE I N NEW ZEALAND M r . B o b Morton, Regional Director o f , t h e Work i n N e w Zealand, had t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o g i v e God's Church and t h e Work i n N e w Ze'aland good community exposure. A newspaper i n Auckland, N . Z . , t h e North Shore T i m e s A d v e r t is e r (March 7 , 19781, r a n a n o b j e c t i v e and r a t h e r s i z e a b l e a r t i c l e i n w h i c h many p o i n t s of d o c t r i n e , C h r i s t i a n l i v i n g and t h e scope of t h i s Bob w a s a l s o q u o t e d e x t e n s i v e l y worldwide Work were touched upon. throughout t h e a r t i c l e . S i n c e t h e a r t i c l e mentioned t i m e s and s t a tions on which t h e World T o m o r r o w i s b r o a d c a s t , no d o u b t a good d e a l of p u b l i c i n t e r e s t h a s been g e n e r a t e d .
WCG M I N I S T E R INTERVIEWED ON R A D I O On March 2 1 , Dan Kelenske of o u r Media S e r v i c e s Department was c o n t a c t e d by KDKA Radio, a 50,000-watt station i n Pittsburgh. The John Cigna Show, which a i r s a t 6:OO p.m., extended an i n v i t a t i o n t o d i s c u s s v a r i o u s t o p i c s stemming f r o m t h e b o o k l e t , "The R e s u r r e c t i o n Was N o t on Sunday." And s o on March 25, Fred C o u l t e r , m i n i s t e r of t h e Monterey c h u r c h , d e b a t e d v i a phone from C a l i f o r n i a w i t h Mark Thompson, a P i t t s b u r g h Church o f C h r i s t m i n i s t e r . P a r t s o f t h e d e b a t e w e r e reResponse f r o m t h e show w a s v e r y h i g h . played t h e f o l l o w i n g e v e n i n g s a f t e r t h e i n i t i a l b r o a d c a s t , and t h e moderator w a s h e a r d t o say t h a t what M r . C o u l t e r s a i d had m e r i t . Local m i n i s t e r Don Lawson feels t h e e x p e r i e n c e w a s a p o s i t i v e one and t h a t t h e t a l k show h o s t " s i d e d " w i t h F r e d d u r i n g t h e d e b a t e .

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Fred C o u l t e r h a s been on numerous r a d i o t a l k shows i n t h e p a s t , and c a n b e h e a r d r e g u l a r l y on K I D D Radio, a l o c a l s t a t i o n i n Monterey. H e a l s o f e l t t h e d e b a t e "went v e r y w e l l " and i n d i c a t e d he would be g l a d t o do it a g a i n anytime. According t o a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e from t h e s t a t i o n , t h e d e b a t e r a n t w o h o u r s , i n s t e a d of t h e u s u a l one h o u r , b e c a u s e of t h e h i g h i n t e r e s t g e n e r a t e d by t h e t i m e l y t o p i c . Many p e r s o n s c a l l e d i n w i t h q u e s t i o n s

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about Easter and r e l a t e d t o p i c s . "People are i n t e r e s t e d i n r e l i g i o n , " Fred s a y s , "and t h e y l i k e t o h e a r d e b a t e s on r a d i o . " When on a t a l k show and Mr. C o u l t e r i s a s k e d how Garner Ted Armstrong f e e l s a b o u t a c e r t a i n s u b j e c t , he r e p l i e s : "If you want t o know how Garner Ted f e e l s , y o u ' l l have t o a s k him. W e o n l y d i s c u s s i s s u e s and answers w e don't discuss p e r s o n a l i t i e s or organizations."

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J a p a n ' s P r i m e M i n i s t e r Fukuda h a s s e n t an u r g e n t message t o P r e s i d e n t C a r t e r a p p e a l i n g f o r immediate U . S . i n t e r v e n t i o n t o s t e m t h e d o l l a r ' & s k i d . C a r t e r meanwhile h a s made o n l y one o b l i q u e r e f e r e n c e t o t h e c r i s i s , i n r e s p o n s e t o a newsman's q u e s t i o n d u r i n g h i s v i s i t t o Lagos, Nigeria. The P r e s i d e n t s a i d he f e l t t h e s i t u a t i o n would r i g h t i t s e l f once Congress p a s s e d h i s e n e r g y l e g i s l a t i o n . T h a t package h a s b e e n s t a l l e d f o r a y e a r , however. M r . C a r t e r h a s been urged from many q u a r t e r s t o s l a p a n immediate s u r c h a r g e on i m p o r t e d o i l as a q u i c k means t o restore c o n f i d e n c e i n t h e v a l u e of t h e d o l l a r . H e h a s t h e a u t h o r i t y to do so, b u t h a s n o t chosen t h i s c o u r s e o f a c t i o n . His hand may be f o r c e d t h i s week, however, if t h e d o l l a r c o n t i n u e s t o f a l l . --Gene Hogberg, News Bureau
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