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No. 75

Heltoaville, Indiana

January, 1964

Keith Davenport to Grantbrook Ministry

Cranston Keith

A. Keith Davenport, associate minister of First Church, Clinton, Illinois,
has accepted the call to minister to the Grantbrook Christian Church in Toronto.

He wiU arrive January 24, 1964, from his three and one half year ministry in Illinois where he has developed an extensive youth and music program. He is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College and attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary and East Tennessee State University. Grantbrook Church where Gene Dulin has served for two and one half years, has grown doctrinally and spiritually to a place where they are ready for selfsupport. Attendance is about sixty. Their excellent building meets physical needs for an aggressive program of evangelism.


10 December, 1963
Brother Gene Dulin,

19 Templar Drive,
Weston, Ont. Dear Gene,

At a meeting of the Board of the Grantbrook Christian Church the

following remarks were made which are self-explanatory.
I wonder how many members of our congregation realize that each Lord's Day, before our very eyes, we witness a living example of

"practical Christianity. " For over two years, through the generosity of a
group of Christians in the United States, we have been provided with the services of Brother Gene Dulin and family. All of you on this Board re cognize and appreciate the untiring efforts of the Dulin family. They have contributed in no small measure to the expansion of our church programme
and work.

We have experienced growth in our church membership, in our Sunday school and in our Vacation Bible School. We have enjoyed immensely the
fellowship experienced when we received visitors from the United States as

well as from other Canadian Christian Churches. Admittedly, it is difficult
to put into words just how much we do appreciate the assistance given us.
Nevertheless, while we meet here to discuss the arrival of our new minister

thereby releasing Gene and his family to carry on other mission work where the need is even greater than here, let us determine to vigorously follow up the programme that has been set before us for next year. Without appear ing overly confident let us express the hope that before long, Grantbrook Christian Church will be in a position to participate in the missionary work in a manner similar to that of our friends to the south of us. Yes, we know
from actual experience how helpful this phase of the work can be - has beento us.

Hence, my earlier suggestion - not a vote of thanks but a sincere word of appreciation to the Dulins for what they have done for us and to the

Christians in the United States for enabling them to assist us. May God
bless all these wonderful Christian friends.


Arthur Swinton
For the Church Board of Grantbrook Christian Church.

A young member of the Westway Church, as he talked with Minister Lester Shell, commented, "I have never won anyone for Christ". This young man was deeply concerned about his failure to share with others the faith that he had in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. He recognized the importance of telling others
the good news of Jesus Christ but for some reason he had never been able to

bring a person to the place where his faith in Christ would compel him to be
obedient to Him and live for Him. This was a real concern in the life erf this

young Christian.

The young man had been reared in the Baptist Church and had married a Roman Catholic girl. Four years ago when Westway Church was rather new these young people stopped by Westway Church for an evening service. When we called in their home we found they were having a number of problems. They were having financial difficulty; they were newly-married and were finding the necessary adjustments uneasy; but most of all they were having religious prob

After hours of teaching, the young lady commented, "Well I'm not going to
become a Baptist. " The young man looking at his wife commented in the same

antagonistic way, "I am not going to become a Roman Catholic. " My comment to them was that we wanted them both to be Christians only. We told them that we didn't want them to accept anything else but the teaching of the word of God and to follow Jesus Christ. A smile came on both their faces as they came to realize the significance of New Testament Christianity. The young lady was baptized into Christ in obedience to the Lord and the young man, having been baptized according to the teaching of the Scriptures, placed his membership

with the Westway Church. Since that time they have shown definite growth, although there have been times when their faith has been sorely tried.
But yet the one thing that has bothered this young man most of all has been

his inability to win anyone for Christ.

He had talked to many people about

Christ but for some reason had never touched the heart of a man or woman.

Recently, a man came into his office and he tried again. He invited his visitor to attend services at Westway. The man accepted the invitation and attended the evening service a few weeks ago. He was well impressed and returned for other services. In the meantime, the young man and his wife were having this prospect into their home two nights a week for periods of study from the word

of God. After a few weeks of this type of study the young Christian brought the
prospect to the study of Brother Shell and for three hours Brother Shell talked

with him. At the conclusion of this conversation the prospect made his decision
to become a Christian aid was baptised into our Lord.

And now, this young man, who has finally won a man for Chris^is on fire for Jesus Christ our Lord. We all should go forth telling the world, "We have
found the Messiah."

T.C.8. Lectureship


Gene Dulin is makir^ plans for the
establishment of another new church in the immediate future. Several

possible places have been considered but things begin to point to one definite
area. Detailed plans for this new pro

ject will be carried in February's

James Myers, minister of Central churchinBattleCreek, Mich., is pic tured with some youi^ men after a ses sion of his Lectureship dealing with Bible Gec^raphy illustrated by slides
from his Palestine tour.

The largest attendance for any ac tivity in the Toronto area in recent years was recorded at the Christmas concert presented by the area choir last month. Over 300 people were in
attendance. The Russian Church was the host

for the gathering when the thirty-eight
voice choir presented their Christ mas program under the direction of John Huk. Singing was in Russian, Ukranian, Polish and English. An offering of $104 was received

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for the Russian Bible project and for Ontario Christian Assembly. Light refreshments were served during the fellowship hour.

Forty-five men attended the Dec ember meeting of the Ontario Chris tian Men's Fellowship. The dinner was prepared by the ladies of the
Russian Church. Gene Stalker had

prepai'ed a Christmas program on the
theme "Christmas Around the World. "

During the business session plans were made for the summer camp
session and a contribution was made

to the Hillsburgh Church toward re building their parsonage which was recently destroyed by fire. The next meeting will be a Sweetheart Banquet in February.

These churches report additions
since our last REPORT.

Grantbrook; One baptism.
Keele St.: Westway; Three transfers. Two transfers.

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No. 76

Heltonville, Indiana

February, 1964

A New Church For Hamilton
A new church will open in Hamilton, Ontario, Feb. 9, 1964. This comes

after numerous personal contacts and several meetings with interested people in that area. Gene Dulin will serve as minister as the church opens, but plans
call for the bringing of a new mission supported family to Hamilton to lead in this work, once it is underway. Hamilton, located midway between Niagara Falls and Toronto, is a r^-

idly growing metropolitan area. The city proper has a population of 275,000 while the metropolitan area, which includes suburbs, Is listed as having 400,000.

The fifth lai^est city in Canada, Hamilton is a leading manufacturing and port
city of C anada. Steel is the principal industry, with automotive, electrical,

rubber and textile Industries also of major importance. A high standard of liv
ing is evident, as 70 percent of the residents own their own homes. As far as we have been able to learn, there has never been a church

patterned after the New Testament established in this city, except for a noninstrumental effort. Hie Disciples have never had a work there, and neither

have the conservative Christians.

With the help of Godthis will be changed.
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We have a small nucleus around which to build a strong band of faithful Chris

Some who attended

the planning meetings.

Yes, we would like to help the new church in Hamilton in this way:

Chairs at $5.00 each (50 needed) Hymn Books at $1.65 each (50)
Small pulpit (Approximately $50

Bibles at $1,00 each (50 needed)_ Used piano (Approximately $250)_
Month's Rent - $75




The nucleus is composed of young married people, many of whom have been regular attendants at Christian Churches. One girl has a 22 year Bible
These young people have moved to Hamilton to find employment in industry and at the same time are sharing in establishing the new church. None of them have ever served as a church officer, and in some cases one member of the couple has never accepted Christ. This becomes a real
challenge as we endeavor to mold these young lives into effective and faithful

School attendance record.

servants of Christ. While we will miss the experienced leadership, we should be able to channel the energy of these young people In a most advantageous way
for Christ's cause.

A small store building has been rented and is being readied for the first services on Feb. 9, 1964. Dean Glen Watterson of Toronto Christian Seminary will teach the Bible School class on this first Sxmday. Gene Dulln will bring the sermon entitled "GO FORWARD. " Mary Ann Brown will bring special mu
sic. An afternoon service Is planned with Ben Woodruff, minister at Selkirk,

bringing the sermon.

This service will allow numerous interested people to

attend the opening day, and at the same time enable them to serve at their home churches in the morning. For the first several weeks, at least one carload from Interested congr^atlons will be scheduled to attend and assist in the services in some way. This will encourage the new church and also link the established churches with the new effort in a definite way. Many times people ask for specific projects on which their group can work. In this new church venture, there are numerous items needed. The coupon lists some of these, If you or your group would like to help.

Another Worker
Mary Ann Brown has accepted a call to serve with Toronto Christian

Mission and began her work the first of January. The need for someone to de
vote full-time to the office work and printing work of Toronto Christian Mission

has been apparent for some time. During the past year the work has become heavier and heavier and we have been getting farther and farther behind. Cor respondence piled up on the desk, visitation of area churches had to lag, and time for study and sermon preparation, and recreation or time with the family
has been non-existent. The hours spent In the run of a week are unbelievable and the effect of them is quite apparent In both Lenora and me. Weknow God does not expect or want us to damage our health by working the hours we have been. We know that you, our friends and supporters would not want us to do so. We have been hesitant to call full-time help for two reasons. First, a capable, consecrated, efficient worker of the nature needed Is rather difficult

to find. The hours are long, the work Is exacting, and the pay could not be large. A thorough comprehension of the New Testament plea and a passion for

tlie sharing of the plea was imperative. An understanding of the need of the Toronto area and a devotion to that need was of great Importance. Obviously such a person is not to be found Just anywhere.
Our second hesitancy was financial. Toronto Christian Mission does

not have a large Income. Most of the time we have barely enough money tomeet operating expenses. And yet, WE HAD TO HAVE HELP. Considering the sav
ing we have recorded by doing our own printing of REPORT FROM TORONTO and CANADIAN CHRISTIAN HARBINGER, we could, if income increased

$175.00 per month, pay a reasonable salary. After careful thought and prayer,
we invited Mary Ann to come to the Mission to work. We have faith that God's

pec^le will underwrite the need that is so very apparent. If your class, or church, or you as an individual can help in meeting this needed $175 per month, we would appreciate it so very much. Mary Ann fulfills our needs completely. She came to Toronto nearly
four years ago when she became aware of the need for workers In Toronto. She

supported herself at secular work and served In the churches and Seminary as
time was available. These years In Toronto have given her a more thorough understanding of the magnitude of the work than any other person we know. She Is a graduate of Cincinnati Bible Seminary and is a consecrated Christian and an outstanding student of the Word. She KNOWS the Plea, and is dedicated to the teaching of the pure message. She is efficient. When she has completed a job, I don't have to check it to see if she has done it properly or well. She has. Such a person as this is an answer to our prayers and we thank God for her.

Surely the $65.00 per week we are trying to pay her is not too much (indeed it
Is not enough) for one of her talent and capabilities. Mary Ann will have the responsibility of pr^arlng copy for our publi cations, including REPORT, HARBINGER, and DEAR FRIENDS letters. She

will work on the mailing list, and do much of the correspondence for the mis sion. She will keep up the various odd jobs and at the same time assist in the various mission activities among the churches. Lenora will be keeping the financial records and writing most of the re ceipts. She will also continue her help in addressing and mailing publications and at other odd jobs, in addition to her responsibilities asahousewife who has to have the house ready for guests at any time. Over a period of five months last year, including the summer months, there was one night when we did not
have guests in our home. Lenora and Mary Ann, together,

doing this work will enable- mB tq do

more evangelizing, including visitation of area churches, planning fofenw con

gregations, holding evangelistic meetings, etc. I doubt that it is theSfe^ st^ardshlp for me to spend hours at the typewriter when someone else can do this, thus freeing me for the more urgent responsibilities of preaching
and teaching.

Mary Ann Brown
at work.

Appreciation Niglit
The Grantbrook church, in rec

ognition of the two-and-one-half-year ministry of the Dulins, held an appre ciation night. A fellowship supper,
with the largest attendance in the his tory of the church, was held. Cor sages were prepared for Lenora, Va-

nita and Karlita.

The retired presi

dent of Canadian Western Union, who was baptized during the Dulins' min

istry, spoke of the progress made and
expressed appreciation to Lenora for

her work in the Bible School, Vanita
and Karlitafor their assIstanceinBi-

ble School and Junior Church, and
Gene for his service. A chair was

The Dulins with the new chair, presented to the family as a remembrance from the church. Special words of appreciation were spoken for
those American Christians who have

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enabled the Dulins to work in Canada,
and especially with the Grantbrook church. Hopes for the Grantbrook church to develop an aggressive mis sion program patterned after the work of Toronto Christian Mission were also expressed.



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is now holding services in both Eng lish and Russian. Services, laaHng
about two hours, have one sermon in English and one in Russian.





CAMP will be held June 28 - July 3, for youth of all ages. Gene Dulin will be manager and Bob Wade {Aylmer), assisted by Les Shell (Westway), will be dean. If you would like to help in
camp, or attend as a camper, let us



rally met at Grantbrook in January.
Keith Davenport, Grantbrook's new

minister, spoke. The young people's
string orchestra from the Russian

church in St. Catharines presented
several specials.


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No. 77

Heltonville, Indiana

March, 1964

LaRues to Hamilton
Bro. Alan LaRue has accepted a call by the new Mountain ^ew church He plans to arrive in Hamilton in October after leaving a very successful ministry with the Palmyra Church of Christ,
in Hamilton to serve as minister.
Fredericktown, Ohio. On Jan. 22, 1964, Bro. LaRue and his wife. Patricia, visited the breth

ren in Hamilton.

During this visit they saw the potential in the Hamilton area

and were challenged by the faith of the nucleus of believers to make their de cision to come to Hamilton to serve. They plan to work with the new Mountain

View church until it has reached self-support, and then lead in establishing
other new works.

The four-year ministry of the LaRues with the Palmyra church, a rural
congregation, has been outstanding. Over one hundred additions have been re

corded while attendance in both morning and evenii^ services is the largest in the area. A record Bible School attendance of 457 was set recently. Contri butions of the congregation have increased nearly $10,000 in these four years

LaRue Family;
Alan Patricia

Leslie Michelle

and mission giving has reached 51% of the total giving. Five of their youngpeo
ple are now in training for Christian service. Bro. LaRue's father has been an elder in the Garrett, Indiana, First church, for over 30 years and his mother teaches in Bible School and is in

charge of music. It was while Mrs. LaRue's parents, the Felix Walkers, now
serving at Lawrence, Indiana, served the church at Garrett that Alan and Pat

ricia met. Both young people attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary where Bro. LaRue received an A. B. degree in 1960. The LaRues-have two daughters,
Leslie Renee, aged 3-1/2, and Michelle Susanne, 2-1/2. While in Cincinnati Bible Seminary, Bro. LaRue sang with the Semi-

naires, a male quartet, which traveled as a student team for the Seminary. On a Seminary tour to Toronto, Bro. LaRue visited the new Westway congregation in 1958. Later he returned to Toronto with his wife and parents for a visit.
Since that time interest has grown in the work of Christ in Canada until now a decision has been reached to move to Hamilton to share in this mission effort. Bro. LaRue is now speaking before churches in the United States in an

effort to raise support to move to Canada. He has arranged to close his mixiistry at Palmy r a Sept. 1. It is hoped the necessary support can be raised by
October so he can be settled into the ministry in Hamilton before winter. Bro. LaRue is a very capable speaker and has been highly recommended to the

churches by the Palmyra elders and his home congregation. If you can arrange a speaking date for him, please contact him at Fredericktown, Ohio, R. R. #3,
telephone 694-4160.

While there is and will continue to be the closest cooperation between the LaRues and the Dulins, they have agreed it is expedient for the LaRues to
operate separate from Toronto Christian Mission. The LaRues will be estab

lishing HAMILTON CHRISTIAN MISSION with the thought of organizing numer
ous new churches in that area, even as the Dulins are doing in the Toronto area.

For this reason, all contributions for the LaRues should be forwarded directly
to them.

Mountain View Meeting-place.

Lenora and Vanita Dulin

Planning Song Service.


God has blessed the work in Canada withsomany "once-in-a-life-time" experiences that we sometimes think "there just can't be another day like that one. " And then God comes along with another such day! Isn't He wonderful! The opening day of the church at Hamilton was "one of those days. " Weather was perfect, spirit was high, fellowship was rich, and MOUNTAIN
VIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH was off to a wonderful start. The climax of the morning was at the time of invitation when there were four transfers of membership and one confession of faith. The new work has as a nucleus several young married women, whose husbands are not members of the church. In this

opening service one of the young husbands and a new father took his stand for

Christ. He has attended church where there is a nice building, good attendance, choir, organ and all that we consider necessary for a church. Yet on this o-

pening day, in a store room, with a handful of people present, this youi^ man
said, without prompting from me, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of

The first music we used in the new church was "GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN. " The section of Hamilton where the church is located is called

"the Mountain. " We were singii^ on the way to church that morning whenKarlita started us out on "Go tell it on the mountain. " We changed tlie words a bit,

and Vanita, without music, played, just the chorus for Bible School. We sang it this way: "Go tell it on the mountain, over the hill and everywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ will save. "

There were 13 in the Bible School. Dean Glen Watterson, of Toronto Christian
Seminary, taught the class.

Intheworshipservice, lusedamessage entitled, GO FORWARD.


Ann Brown sang a solo and Lenora Dulin and Paul Diatel, from Toronto Russian church, sang a duet. Worship attendance was 17. The afternoon service, planned especially to allow interested people from other congregations to attend, was the most enthusiastic service we have seen in Canada. There just hasn't been such a day in many years. Represent atives from eight other Ontario congregations and seven preachers were pres ent. We had only 53 chairs. Someone brought six more. Thesewere filled long before services started. People lined up around the wall, and stood in a small room at the back. And still people came. We even had people standing behind the pulpit. It reminded me of the littlebuildings and the big crowds when I was in Ru s s i a. Finally, as close as we could count, there were 120 people present for this service. Ben Woodruff minister at Selkirk, brought a
message entitled, "Branching Out For Christ. "

Our policy in getting a new church started, has been to give just as much

financial support from the United States as is absolutely necessary, but to ex
pect and urge the Canadian Christians to do all they can in the work. Our sal

ary comes from the U. S. but in the first days of a new work, expense is great, with no backlog or membership. To get this work at Hamilton started, expend
itures from American sources have been under $500. Canadian churches are

behind it, and have really helped. Westway contributed about 30 chairs. Grant-

brook gave a used pulpit and communion table. Selkirk gave drapes. Some churches have given money toward needed items. This we feel is prc^essand

indicates the growing zeal and inter
est in Canada.

While we are expressing appre ciation to the churches of Canada, we still must give credit to all of you in
the United States who have enabled us

to work in Canada these seven years. There has been a great change tn this time. A comparison between the openingof Westway and Mountain View shows how much real progress has been made. And it has been made only
because Christian friends in the U. S.

have helped.

One dear soul has sent

$50 to be used, and some time ago the
Prairie Greenchurchnear Hoopeston, Illinois, sent us their communion

Bro. Watterson teachii^
Bible School class.

ware when they bought new service. This is now being used at Hamilton.
And so, MOUNTAIN PEAK EX PERIENCES in Canada have come on ly as Christians in the United States

have joined with Christians in Canada
to do that which God would have them do—GO FORWARD FOR CHRIST.

Continue to pray withus for God's
blessings on the new work in Ham

I'll be serving this work until
Bro. LaRue arrives In the fall.
—Gene Dulin

On Feb. 14 the Ontario Christian

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Men's Fellowship held their annual Sweetheart Banquet. 65 attended.



Westway Christian Church re ports 3 additions - 2 by transfer and 1 by baptism.




Les Shell, minister at Westway, will be the speaker in the ^ring Evangelistic Meeting at Aylmer, Ont.
where Bob Wade ministers.
The Grantbrook church held a re


ception for their new minister, Keith

Davenport, and his family. There was a brief service followed by a so
cial time.



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July, 1964



Titus 1 & 2 Tim. 1 & 2 Thess.

Praise the Lord and thanks to all His peo



Galatians 2 Corinthians 1 Corinthians

ple! !! Ten weeks following the mailing regarding the printing of 10,000 New Testaments in Russian the necessary $15,000 was on hand. The New
Testaments will be printed by the time this RE PORT is in your hands, and binding will be done later in the month with delivery expected the last



1,2,3 John 9,000
1 & 2 Peter

of July. Then the task of forwarding these gets underway. Pray that God will guide as efforts are made to place "the sword of the Spirit" in the hands
of people behind the Iron Curtain.
Contributions to the fund have been large


and small. Several offerings have been for 50^ and

many for $1.00. The largest offeringever received by Toronto Christian Mission arrived last month

for this fund. The check was for $700 from one congregation.






The offerings have come from youi^ people and older people. Small children have sent their allowances and newspaper earnings. One ninetyyear-old lady did extra baby-sittii^ to help. Many junior age classes have sent offerings - some very sizeable. Beginner, primary, junior high and high
school classes also have shared. Vacation Bible


Schools have helped.

Mission study groups have

helped. On and on the list could go. Perhaps of special significance has been the help received from
mission and benevolent workers. Contributions

OVER THE TOP (concluded from front page) have come from personal funds of mission workers in the Philippines; British Coliimbia; Brazil; Chile; Klamichis; Palmer, Alaska; Grundy Mountain Mis sion; Christian Day School, Springfield, 111.; and Alaska Christian Home, Ho mer, Alaska. The children in Christian Children's Home, Boise, Idaho, gave.

Stu(^ent organizations in Cincinnati Bible Seminary, Lincoln Christian College,
and Ozark Bible College have helped. A Quachita Mountain Mission {Ark.) church sent an offering. Mission churches in Canada have shared generously
and the Russian churches have also contributed.

Since we are now "over the top" in this fund, aiid several pledges are

yet to be forwarded and other churches have indicated intentions of forwarding offerings soon, we hope to print additional material in the Russian language for
use behind the Iron Curtain. Several important printing projects are proposed. These are indicated in the overflow at the top of the thermometer as follows: 1. 1000 Unbound New Testaments, for direct mailing - $1500.
2. Christian Doctrine Lectures of Dean Denver Sizemore, At

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

lanta Christian College. 3000 copies (30 pages each) $600. 100 songs for choirs and soloists, etc. 2000 copies - $500. 100 Songs for Congregational Singing. 2000 copies - $600. Bible Study Outlines by Gene Dulin(used in the Russian New Testament). 2000 tract size - $100. Christian Worker Leaflet (tracts) by C. J. Sharp. 2000 cop
ies of each of the 10 tracts - $400.

Additional tracts.

2000 copies of each one printed - $40.

As you consider the list of materials to be printed, please remember
that almost no Christian material has been printed in Russian in recent years. It is difficult for us, with so much Christian literature, to imagine there being

none in Russian.

This will explain the material selected under the guidance of

Bro. John Huk, minister of the Toronto Russian language church.

All of the material planned for printing is badly needed behind the Iron Curtain. In addition to this, Russian speakir^ people in free countries also need materials. While this material is primarily for the people behind the Iron Curtain, we certainly desire to use such material elsewhere as we are able. In addition to the 10,000 New Testaments ordered for iron curtain distri bution, we are ordering 1000 extra copies to be sold at cost to Russians in free countries. Of all the material listed for future printing, only the 100 songs for

congregational singing will be primarily for usein Canada and the United States.
These books will have English and Russian text along with the music on each page. This will meet a great need in the Russian Restoration Movement con gregations as they gradually change from Russian to English, a necessary change, as their people learn the English lai^age. Certainly, this music can
be used behind the Iron Curtain, too, and is needed, but their primary use will be in North America and England.

Perhaps some cor^regation or individual would like to underwrite one of these projects. The cost indicated is for text preparation, offset plates and paper. These will be printed on the Toronto Christian Mission offset machine. We have made no estimate regarding mailing costs on these projects, except
for the unbound New Testaments. The $1500 there includes mailing costs. You will notice that funds over the original $15, 000 are being applied to this pro

ject first. If you would like additional information or if you will share in this work by underwriting the cost of one of the projects, please let us know. This
will allow us to begin preparation of the material immediately.

the time. We

But we are without one. knew some Christian or

church group in the U. S. would be
glad to help in this very worthy pro

ject. If you will help in replacing the recorder, you will have shared in making possible regular services for
this band of Christians. Wholesale

outlets permit us to purchase a good

quality recorder whichcanbe used as a loud speaker for around $250. If you can help on this project, please
let us know.

Needed: Tape Recorder
A small group of Russian Chris tians have been meeting in a home in
Saskatchewan for some time without


WESTWAY has had two additions by transfer and AYLMER baptized one

young married woman this montli. Over 200 people attended the 1964 Sunday School Picnic in June. This
was the largest such picnic in recent history.

a preacher or a capable leader. They have had Scripture reading and prayer, but heard no preaching. Assistance
for them was difficult. First, there

was no money available to pay a preacher, and if money were availthere would be no one to preach in the Russian language, anyway. But there was one way they could hear the gospel in their own language. Messages could be tape-recorded as they were delivered in the Toronto Russian church. The tape could be
forwarded to the little band of believ
ers for their use. BUT THEY HAD NO TAPE RECORDER.

John Vailance, missionary recruit to
Rhodesia, and David Rees, mission

ary to India, have been recent visit ors in Toronto where they have spo
ken to several congregations.
A set of slides taken in Russia is a-

vailablefor showing to church groups.
To reserve slides, write us.

Toronto Christian Mission had a


tape recorder. We could not resist making it available to these Chris tians so they could hear the gospel. It has already been forwarded to them
and we have received word that it is

faith-only group, gave $329,000 to missions last year. They use the
FAITH-PROMISE method of mission

support. For additional information about this system, please write us.

in regular use.
But this leaves us without a very

needed piece of equipment. We have numerous filmstrip recordix^s on tape. We make recordings of special services. We also record tapes to be
used with slides that are made avail

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able to supporting churches.


uses for the recorder comes up all of


Operation and Oversight
Toronto Christian Mission came into existence in 1957 as the Gene Du-

lin family prepared to move to Canada to establish new Christian Churches Churches of Christ and to do several evangelistic works in the Toronto area.

The Dulins went out as direct-support missionaries with the recommendation of Hoosier congregations they had served. These congregations and a few other churches became living-link churches. The work of Toronto Christian Mission
and the Dulins has been and continues to be under the direct oversight of the elders of the living-link and major supporting churches. Each major contribu

ting congregation in the United States receives monthly financial reports and also numerous letters each year keeping them informed of activities and pro gress. As often as is possible, the Dulins make personal visits to supporting churches and give detailed reports. The proximity of the Toronto field to the
U. S. has enabled many supporters to
visit the work and take back first hand information to the various

In 1962 Toronto Christian Mission

was incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana for legal reasons
and has a minimum number of direc

tors who meet only to satisfy the le
gal requirements and hold no over-

sight of the work of the Mission as
such. Milford Anness, Christian at

Advisory Committee: (L to R) R. Ful ler, G. Dulin, E.Phillips, R. Hatcher

torney in Columbus, Indiana, serves as legal advisor. In Canada, Toronto Christian
Mission and the Gene Dulins are as



sisted in selecting new areas for evangelization and in planning various projects by three outstanding Cana
dian Christian businessmen, who

composeanAdvisoryCommittee. Roy
Fuller, chairman of elders at Keele Street, is the owner of a machinery


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company dealing in boilers. Edwin C.
Phillips, an elder at Westway, is gen era 1 manager of Trane Heating and Air Conditioning Company of Canada. He is the son of C. H. Phillips, found er of Puget Sou^d College of the Scriptures. Richard Hatcher, who is a deacon at Westway and was baptized






by Gene Dulin, is in the meat broker
These men serve as advisors and are fully aware of the Dulins' primary responsibility to their supporting churche s in the U. S. A. age business.

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No. 81

Heltonville, Indiana

August, 1964

Our Best Camp
The lai^est gathering of New Testament Christians in recent years

marked the opening of Christian Service Camp this year. Three hundred fifty people were present to hear the sermon delivered by guest speaker Autry Jack son of Clarence, New York. A basket dinner had preceded the service. The largest attendance incur camp history was recorded when 87 young people enrolled. Three campers could stay only part of the week, leaving 84 for the entire week. Three youth made their confession of faith and seven young people became life recruits. As inadequate as statistics are in expressing
genuine accomplishment, they do show progress is being made.

God's people continue to forward their offerir^s for the printing of God's Word in the Rus sian languj^e. In our last REPORT we shared the good news that we were OVER THE TOP of the $15,000 goal for 10,000 New Testaments. They

1 & 2 Tim.


1 & 2 These. Colossiana

PhilipplanB Ephesians
Galatlans 2 Corintiiians 1 Corinthians Romans

are printed and will be delivered to us this month. Preparation is now underway to begin the printing of other materials in the Russian language. Type for the Christian Doctrine lectures of Dean Denver Sizemore is being set. Work will be under


way in September on the hymnbooks and tracts.


1,2,3 Jobn 9,000
1 & 2 Peter James

My dear brother in Christ, Gene Dulin, and
all your family, I want to let you know that your loving letter ... I have received, and also the pamphlet which





was included. I have read your letter over and over. I could read and understand your letter very well. I have received two packages of kerchiefs from you, that is six kerchiefs. Thank you very much for your care of me. These kerchiefs will help me very much, about fifty or more rubles I can get if I sell them so it is enough for me with my
wife to live on one or even more than one month of






My dear wife laboured very hard many days and then became sick for two weeks, but we prayed forherhealtliand loving Father returned her health but she looks now very skinny. We have very great droughts here where I live. The two months, May and June, there was no rain at all, not even one drop of rain has fallen on our earth or our land, so our situation is hard.
God blesses us in His work. About one

1000 Unbound New Testament.*!,

for direct mailing - $1300.
Christian Doctrlnc Lectures of Dean Denver Sizemore

month ago there were five converts, whom I have baptized in the name of the Father, of the Son, and

3000 copics (30 pages) $<300. 100 songs for choirs and 'soloists, etc.
2000 copies - $500.

mo Songs for Congregalional
Singing. 2000 copies - $000. Bible Study Outlines by Gene Dulin
2000 tract size
Christian Worker Leaflet

of the Holy Ghost. There are yet a few converts we have who are not yet baptized, but they con stantly visit our church service and even some of them are prayir^ to God. So sometime we will
perform thecommantmentof Christ also to them.*


I am seventy years of age, working for the Lord 45 years. Thanks be to God for all Hisblessii^s, trials and all other His givings in my life.
Read Psalms 37:1-7. SIGNED

(tracts) by C. J. Sharp.
2000 copies - $400.
Additional tracts. 5(000 oonic?

of each one printed - $40.

* Remember, governmental permission has to be given before baptisms may be performed-



We wish to buy 12 Bibles for Rus
sia. This is one of the finest things
Thanks to Bro. EXilin and we can do.

AlanLaRue participated ina "Faith-Promise" missionary confer
ence at the Westmoreland church,

Bro. Huk, we are sendii^ the Bread
of Life to those who are so in need of
God's Word.
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We would like to send our month's

Huntington, W. Va., in May. In 1963 this congregation gave $1300 to mis sions. The increase in mission giv ing was over $3100 when the faithpromises were made.
For additional information on the

missionary offering to you that we may have a small part in this most

worthy project. We hope and pray that the love of the Russian people shall be changed from Communism to the love of God through this wonder
ful work.
^ if * * *

"Faith-Promise" missionary confer ence, please write Gene Dulin, 19 Templar Drive, West on (Toronto),
Ontario, Canada.


Asetof slides, with commentary, on the trip to Russia has been pre

It is encouraging to know that your work is progressing so well. As our minister said, at times our work
seems at a standstill here and that

pared for use by the churches. If you
would like to use these slides, please write indicating the dates you want the


Please give alternate dates,

what we would do we cannot, and it

does encourage one to know that the
mission into which we sendafew dol

lars seems so progressive. May God continue to bless your endeavors and pray for us that we progress for God,
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and write as far in advance as possi ble. As soon as a tape recorder is available, a taped commentary will be prepared for use witli these slides.

Dean Glen Watterson and West-


way minister, Lester Shell, are help ing in the Northwestern New York
(Buffalo area) Christian Service camp in August. Cooperation between
churches in Ontario and this section

We just read your "Report" yes terday and enjoyed the articles by Vanita and Kariita so much. They sure ly are a credit to you. It's so wondei*ful to read of the progress you continue to make there. Michigan

of New York has resulted in a strength ening of the work in both areas.

The Alan LaRueswill be in Ham

ilton early in August to meet with the
It seems

Not much but maybe will mean a
Testament for another one.

bad that some people want to read
God's Word so bad and don't have it,

church there and plan for their mov ing inOctober. They will be purchas ing their home and sharing in making the decisions regarding the permanent
location of Mountain View church. At tendance at Mountain View runs from

when we here in our country have it
and don't read it. Best wishes with

your project.


Thave been very interested in your project, "Bibles For Russia." This project in my mind, will do more to change the attitude of the people
behind the Iron Curtain than all the missiles in the world. Ohio

10 to 15. Contacts being made will give Bro. LaRue a starting place when he arrives and, with cultivation, sev eral of the prospects will be makii^
their decision for Christ.

Our thanks to those who have put us within $200 of the needed amount for the tape recorder.

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Seventeen from Ontario attended the NorthAmerican Christian Convention

in St. Louis. John Huk, Egnat Sldorchuk, Keith Davenport, Lester Shell,
and Gene Dulin were ministers who attended.



Vacation Bible Schools are being held

September 22-25

in the churches at Aylmer, Selkirk, Westway and Grantbrook. These are
inaddition to the Easter Vacation Bi

ble Schools already held.
We love to get letters and they do get

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The f i r s t six months of

this year we mailed 2495 first-class letters. We mailed 7376 individually

addressed printed letters, 107 pack ages, 298 packets, 4841 Canadian Christian Harbingers and 29,682 in dividually addressed REPORT FROM

Inanswer tomany inquiries regarding

Lenora Dulin's health, we are happy
to report that she is better. There are times when the arm and shoulder pain is severe, but there are also
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times when she is without pain.


treatments by Dr. A. A. Hinks, osteopathic physician of Niles, Mich.,

started her on the road to recovery
and continued treatment from him as

opportunity presents itself has con

tinued to help.

As time passes, we

feel Lenora will find more and more

relief from this painful injury.

Many have also inquired about Gene

Dulin's mother, who was seriously ill
at Christmas time. She has made ex

cellent improvement and is now able
to do her own housework.
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Lenora's mother is well and spent a month in Toronto in the spring, visit ing and assisting in many ways with
the woi'k of the mission.

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No. 82

Heltonville, Indiana

September, 1964

A New Church Every Year
One new church established in the Toronto area every year is the goal

of Toronto Christian Mission. The plan has been devised and, where opportunily and time has allowed, it has been discussed with supporting churches. "Dear Friends" letters have outlined the program and invited comments. Pro
motion is now underway to raise necessary funds and recruit personnel to ac tuate the ambitious program. Gene Dulin, in cooperation with elders and ministers in the Toronto a-

rea, will locate a general area where there is apromising nucleus around which a new work can be established. The nucleus will be called together for con sultation and planning. A building site will be selected and arrangements made
for a meeting place. A worker will be called from the United States to minis ter to the new work with Gene Dulin assisting him for a limited time.

Names and addresses of New Testament Christians in the Toronto area

are well known to the Dulins after seven years of work in the area.

Their de

pendability, faithfulness and desire for new churches is generally known. Each new work will be established in an area which has promise of development in a reasonable time. At this time it is not necessary to start a new work in any
area where we do not have at least two or three families. While Toronto will

definitely have new churches established within the city, other cities in the gen
eral area will be included in the new church plan.

Ministerial leadership must be imported from the United States. The man must be faithful to the Lord, consecrated, industrious snd zealous, and

have experience, maturity and common sense. Every effort will be made to provide moving expenses and support for this man through Toronto Christian

Mission. At the present, no funds are available for this work but we trust, as they are informed of the opportunities and plans, the churches will respond. Christian leaders in the United States are being asked to assist in recruiting
these new church workers. SALARY

Living expenses are high in this area and salary arrangements will take this into account. Housir^ will be the responsibility of the minister. He can either purchase a house, or rent an apartment or house. For two years the

entire salary would be paid through Toronto Christian Mission. The third year
the church would pick up one-fourth his salary. The church and the mission would each pay one-half in the fourth year and in the fifth year the church would pay three-fourths. By the end of the fifth year the church would be expected to pay the entire salary. Such an arrangement, from the beginning, places the church and minister in a position of knowing what is expected and should re sult In everyone's working diligently. It avoids the possibility of any church's
become a parasite. While Toronto Christian Mission will endeavor to raise

the salary of the new worker, it is probable that he could give some limited
assistance by speaking in areas where he has ministered and Is known.

Experience has taught that a building site is an absolute necessity in be ginning a successful work. It centralizes the work and illustrates stability. Yet land Is very expensive, and it is almost impossible to get a loan onunde
veloped lots. To enable a new work to get started, a CHURCH BUILDERS CLUB is being established. Churches, church organizations, and individuals are invited to become members and will be expected to contribute $5 twice each year toward the building fund of the new church being established that year. If 20U0 members canbe recruited this will allow the new church to purchase land
and possibly some arrangement canbe made to borrow some funds to construct
a small meeting place.

Canadian churches and individuals will be urged to do all they can to assist in this program, but there just aren't enough New Testament Christians in Canada to underwrite such a program. As time vidll permit, Gene Dulin will

be visiting American churches presenting this program and the challenge of the work in the Toronto area. He will be available for speaking at FAITH PROMISE MISSIONARY CONFERENCES. Although it has been the policy not to accept
evangelistic meetings in the U. S., if some church has a definite interest in the

work of Toronto Christian Mission and would be willing to give serious con sideration to regular support to the mission, Bro. Dulin might be able to con
duct an evangelistic meetii^. Such does allow the local church to become ac
quainted with him and the Toronto work, and then a decision can be made with

the fullest knowledge. The printed page will also be used as extensively as
possible and we hope you will become an "area promotional director", inform ing the people where you have Influence of this program and need. For additional information, please write: GENE DULIN, 19 Templar
Drive, Weston, Ontario.

Christians In Soviet Schools
Soviet schools do all within their

power to destroy the faith of Chris tian youth. One newspaper said, "Teaching should be organiz-edso that every lesson on any subject should help to form the ideology of the schoolchildren. " Another quote points
out that in a school with 20 Christian

their previous studies. While they search for permanent living quarters
they are stajang in the home of Bro.

Paul Bajenski, whom many met dur
ing his recent visit to the U. S. and to
the North American Christian Con
vention. The brothers are active in

youth, "every little 'pray-baby'got his good guide—a teacher whose task
it was to drag him out of the sectarian bog into which the children, thanks to

the church and travel throughout Po land telling of their faith in Christ and giving assistance to various congregations as they are able. Indeed,
"FAITH IS THE VICTORY THAT OAll the powers of communism and atheism VERCOMES THE WORLD, "

their parents, hadalreadyput a foot. "
The Minister of Education said, "We

do not want our boys and girls to grow
up merely ignorant of religious ques
tions. We want them to become con vinced, militant athiests. " But even

cannot make the true Christian deny the Lord who bought him.

such determination fails to make many Christian youth deny their faith.
The two young men pictured here are brothers, born in the town of

Cholm, Volyn, U.S.S.R. Tliere they
accepted Christ, were baptized and became members of the Evangelical Christian Church (the Russian Res toration Movement). In Lutzyk they studied in the University, one to be come a physician and the other a den tist. All during their studies they
maintained their association with the

Twoyears ago they wereto finish their studies and receive their diplo
mas. But before these would be

granted they had to renounce God and
faith in Him. This decision had to be

made immediately and without any mental reservation, or pain or sor row. These Christian your^ men re fused to deny their Lord and they were not allowed to graduate from Univer





These devoted youth renoxmced their Soviet citizenship, managed to
move to Warsaw, Poland, and are

GRANTBROOK reports two bap tisms. An aggressive youth program is underway. V. B. S. attendance was
90. ERIN was in the Lookout summer

attendance campaign.


now continuing their studies at War

SEMINARY convocation

saw University where they are study ing language mostly, since Polish authorities gave them full credit for

was held Sept. 11.


NEW TESTAMENTS are now on the

way behind the Iron Curtain.

Faith-Promise l\/lissionary Conference

Andover, Ohio
Andover (Ohio) Church of Christ,
a new congregation just over two years of age, conducted their first "FAITH

ENCE" Aug. 30 - Sept. 6. Mission ary interest quadrupled during the

attendance had in the year a total mis sionary giving of $800.00. The goal had been a 100% increase to $1600 this year. With about one-third of the congregation out of town on the day
when the "Faith-Promises" were

planning and carrying out of the conference. Gene Dulin spoke three nights during the conference. Woodrow Perry, President of Cincinnati

made, still the total was $2935.40. Faith-Promises yet to be made are

Bible Seminary; Robert Smith, South ern Rhodesia; and Rupert Bishop, Barbados, each spoke one night dur
ing the conference. Charles Stiles,

Andover minister, spoke on the Simdays of the Conference. A mission ary Cantata was presented the open ing Sunday night. This congregation of about 100 in
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anticipated to p u t the coi^regation This means an increase in total missionary giving of approximately 400%. Our congratulations to this for ward-looking congregation. If you or your local congregation would like
well over the $3200 mark.
additional information about the "FAITH PROMISE MISSIONARY

PLAN", please write Gene Dulin, 19 Templar Drive, Weston, Ontario.

to w Jfl H o c


Work is already underway on the


CQ G> ta

you would like one, please forward your request at an early date. No charge is made, but if you would like to help pay the cost of producing them 50^ will be sufficient.






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We still have beautiful, four-col or place mats of CANADA'S PEOPLE,

illustrating the international complex
ion. These are ideal for mission ban

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No. 83

Heltonville, Indiana

October, 1964

Clianks be unto (Sob
A special service of thanksgiving marking the printing of the Eussian New Testaments was held at the Toronto Russian church recently. Prayer was
offered asking God to guide in the distribution of the New Teistaments behind the
Iron Curtain and to protect those who share in this effort.

John Huk, Toronto Russian Church minister, traced the history of the translation of the Bible into the Russian language. A display of various older translations showed the numerous efforts made to give the Word of God to the
masses of Russia. The New Testament printed by Toronto Christian Mission
Continued on back page.



uled for the fall lectureship in Toron
to. Dates for the series of sermons

'Toronto Christian Seminary is conducting night classes again this year with an enrollment in excess of 20. { Classes being offered are Paul ine Epistles, Elementary Music and Religious Education. Local preach ers are teaching. Since the student body is so small and prospects for an early increase in size is not too en couraging, a full-time professor is
not needed. Bro. Glen Watterson is

will be Nov. 23-27.

Lenora Dulin

will be leading the singing.

Gene Dulin will be preaching each
night Nov. 15-22 in a revival at the Aylmer church where Robert Wade is

minister. Bro. Wade will be leading the singing. Doctrinal articles, pre pared by Gene Dulin, are being car

now teaching at Maritime Christian College on Prince Edward Island, about 1500 miles east of Toronto, and

ried in paid ads in the Aylmer weekly paper six weeks before the meetii^. Be praying for God's blessings upon
this effort.

will be there for at least two years
when our situation will be reviewed.

This cooperation between Toronto


Christian Seminary and Maritime Christian College gives them much needed assistance this year, gives Bro. Watterson opportunity to be of
more service in the kingdom and re lieves financial pressure on T.C.S.

Westway Christian Church,


first church started in Toronto by the
Dulins, will hold a Faith Promise Missionary Conference the first week of November. Gene Dulin will be

A week of preachii^, with Alan
LaRue speaking each night, is sched

bringing Bible-centered messages on the subject of World Wide Evangelism and the people will be challenged to share sacrificially for the preaching
of the gospel around the world.

New Church Program
Response has been encouraging as congregations have heard of the goal
and plan to open one new church every year in the Toronto area. Mail in re
sponse to the last REPORT FROM TORONTO has also indicated a definite in

terest on the part of those who regularly read REPORT. A few people have al ready indicated a desire to be a part of the CHURCH BUILDERS CLUB and some congregations areconsiderii^ definite commitments toward the necessary
salary for a new worker.

The oversight of such a program of starting new churches is of vital concern. Living link and major supporting churches have primary oversight of all activities of Gene Dulin and Toronto Christian Mission. However, it is necessary to have some local oversight for new congregations. Ordinarily each new church will have a small nucleus and most likely those engaged in the new

work will not be mature enough, or numerous enough, to assume completelocal oversight from the beginmng. While Gene Dulin will give guidance in selecting the location of the new work, and will endeavor to draw the beginning nucleus
together, the new minister should not be accountable to an individual. To meet this need, the elders of Westway Christian Church, the first church established by the Dulins, have consented to serve as overseers of each new congregation until the new work has developed and local elders have been

selected. The Westway elders, who have been through a new church program.

charter member


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Your Address...

Send form below today for your membership card.

are dedicated Christian leaders and their minister, Lester Shell, is vitaliy in
terested in new churches in the Toronto area. Undoubtedly elders in support
ing churches will be pleased to know dedicated Christian men are on the site to

give coimsel as needed. Such a plan is scriptural and avoids bringing into exis
tence unnecessary and possibly unscriptural organization.

By the way, we have a CHURCH BUILDERS CLUB charter membership card for you. All that is required for membership is your willingness to con tribute $5.00 twice a year (total of $10.00 per year) to a new church building fund. This will be used only to purchase land and construct church buildings. We will mall a "call" twice a year—likely in the spring and fall—to each mem ber announcing plans and enclosing an addressed envelope for the convenience

of all members. Surely 2000 different people, classes, youth groups and other church auxiliaries will be willing to help in this way to establish a new church
in the Toronto area.

If you will assist in this way, please clip the form below, fill it out, and forward it to Toronto Christian Mission, 19 Templar Drive, Weston, Ontario.
I want to be one of 2000 in the CHURCH BUILDERS CLUB. Please enroll me as a charter member. I will endeavor to contribute on

call $5.00 twice a year for the NEW CHURCH BUILDING FUND, of Toronto Christian Mission, Inc. Please mail my membership card.


City and State
I imderstand this is not a binding commitment and that it can be canceled at any time.


is the smallest ever printed and can be easily carried in a pocket or purse. "Why Distribute the Wordof God?" was the sermon topicof Gene Dulin.
Emphasis was placed on the Bible as God's revealed will for man. Without this message there is no hope of salvation. We who know this truth must share it

with those who know it not.
New Testament and are distributing them as rapidly as possible.

For this reason we have raised funds to print the

Special music appropriate for the occasion had been prepared by the choir and male quartet. "Break Thou the Bread of Life" was sung in English. At the conclusion of the service during the prayer period special thanks was given for the American Christians who had contributed to this project so gen erously. God's blessings were asked for those who receive these copies of the Word of God, that they might comprehend His truth and be allowed to obey the

Word had just been received that 400 New Testaments are already be hind the Iron Curtain and others are on the way. Continue topray fervently for
God's guidance and blessii^s as this very important work is carried out. Russian Christians here, seeing these New Testaments, all want one. We had anticipated this and had 1000 extra copies printed to be sold at cost to

Christians in free countries. This allows Russian Christians in this country the use of the small New Testament and does not decrease the numberprinted
for distribution behind the Iron Curtain.

Missionary Calendars with pic
tures and information about Toronto


Christian Mission are now being pre pared. Order yours today.

Keele Street is celebrating their 75th Anniversary. William Weale of the Charlottetown, P. E.L , church, con ducted a revival in September.

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Grantbrook reports one baptism last month. Regular Sunday night services are now being held. An expanded youth program is also underway.

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Bro. LaRue begins his ministry.
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We will be happy to forward REPORT to your friends if you will provide adO

dresses. Bundles of REPORTare available for church distribution. If


you will distribute them, notify us
how many to send.
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No. 84

Heltonville* Indiana

Nov. & Dec., 1964

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Missionary Conference

Westway Christian Church's first annual Faith Promise Missionary Conference brought a 135% increase in missionaz-y giving over 1964's mission ary giving of $1974. When they were received Nov. 8, the Faith Promises
amounted to $4643.00.

The West\vay conference went from Wednesday through Sunday nights. Gene Dulin preached three nights and also showed missionary slides. Alan LaRue preached one night, John Huk spoke of the Russian work one night and Lester Shell, Westway minister, brought the messages on the Lord's Day when
the Faith Promises were totaled.

The real significance of Westway Christian Church's commitment of $4643.00 to world-wide evangelism can only be understood when the member ship, indebtedness, regular expenses and age of the congregation is taken into

Westway church started in the Dulin home in Sept., 1957. In four years the church became self-supporting, which means they assumed the full finan

cial responsibility for the local church program, the minister's salary and the indebtedness against their building. At the present time, after seven years,
the membership of the church is 88, about 30 being non-resident. Attendance averages for 1964 are: Bible School, 60; morning worship, 63; evening serv
ices, 55; midweek services, 20.

Financially this congregation has an indebtedness of $30,000 which re quires regular interest and principal payments. Their yearly budget, exclu
sive of missions, is around $14,000. Of the 20 families that contribute regu

larly, four live on monthly pension checks.

Only one member has an above

average income. The other 15 family contributors are average wage earners, living week by week on their earnings.
With this information, the $4643 Faith Promises for 1965 missionary

giving becomes truly phenomenal.
As Toronto Christian Mission establishes churches in the Toronto Area,

one goal is that each congregation will become self-supporting as soon as pos
sible and then in turn share in the world-wide evangelism program. Because American Christians have cared, churches like Westway have come into exist

ence. And now they are sharing in the great challenge of missions. The mes sage of Christ, through the offerings of Westway church goes to the four cor
ners of the world. Missionaries in India, Japan, Jamaica, Brazil, Africa, western Canada, Europe, Philippines, as well as Toronto Christian Mission and Toronto Christian Seminary receive offerings from Westway church. We "thank God and take courage" when we see the first church estab lished by Toronto Christian Mission becoming such an outstanding congrega tion. Because Christians in the United States help, many more such churches will be raised up in this area and, ultimately, they will be able to carry out their own program of area evangelism, without the present necessary assist ance from you who share so faithfully in this work.

LaRues Begin

Ministry at
Visitors from all the area churches swelled the afternoon crowd on

Nov. 1, 1964, to 74 as the Alan LaRue family was welcomed to their new work with tlie Mountain View Christian Church in Hamilton. Morning worship totaled 20, with 13 in Bible School. Bro. LaRue preached and Gene Dulin taught the
Bible School lesson.

The LaRues moved into their new home on Friday. Construction on the house had been delayed, but the builder was able to rush it to completion with a few m.inor exceptions, and tliey moved in on time. Unfortunately the LaRues' oldest daughter was ill and Mrs. LaRue had to miss Sunday morning services. Karlita Dulin volunteered to baby-sit in the afternoon and Mrs. LaRue was able
to be in the service when the area churches were in attendance.

Attendance has been consistent with all the "regulars" there every

service. New contacts are being made by the LaRues and follow-up is being done on contacts the Dulins were able to give them. Regular newspaper ads are being carried in both the larger Hamilton paper and in the publication just for the Mountain area. Continue to pray God's blessings upon the LaRues and
the work in Hamilton.

Hamilton church and guests at special services.

The Keele Street, Westway and Mountain View congregations each re port two additions by transfer in recent weeks. The London Russian church
reports two additions by baptism.



At the Ontario Christian Youth

ALD is carrying a series of articles prepared by Mark Maxey, missionary
to Japan, dealing with missionary

Rally in October, Vanita Dulin pub licly announced her decision to enter
Christian vocational service. Vanita,

principles and problems. Mark, a long-time friend, always writes with clarity and documents Ms material
well. Our personal feelings are that
these articles should be studied care

who will be 15 on January 11, 1965, is
the older of the two Dulin children. This decision was not sudden or im-


From her earliest recol

fully by every faithful Christian. This
series alone will be well worth the

$2.00 yearly subscription price of the
HERALD. Mail subscriptions to: RESTORATION HERALD, 5664 Chev

lection Bible College and Christian service has been held before her and thedecision came as a natural and normal thing to do.

Vanita is already a very active
Christian. She uses her musical a-

iot Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45239.

bility extensively and also shares in various leadership positions in youth
acti\ities in the local church and in

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As your congregation, Bible School class or youth group plan your 1965 missionary activities, please
include Toronto Christian Mission in


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your budget. The new church work, Russian work, printing ministry and
assistance to weak congregations are




each important phases of the work and
require financial undergirding.
For additional information about



needs and ways you can help, please write Gene Dulin, 19 Templar Drive,
Weston, Ontario.




dars are still available.

you would like one,
write u s.