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Each Adult missionary should complete one of these forms and send by regular seamail to:
Mission Services

Box 968

Joliet, Illinois

PERSONAL FILE
10.

Name in full,

Tr
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ITo'.."^.rd I'icholson

Sex.

Complete address on fiplH

"-vh-j.v

Port 3'-cnpto;r::.

Complete home (for forwarding) gHHrpgg

3outr ."ri':;'.

Ed. ''Jidlundj 110

>ve., Litc^-fieldj Minn

Name and address of hometown newspaper

Names and addresses of other newspapers which mi^t carry stories of your work...
S'.it:': rl -ri'] O'^u.rl-.r,

-rl ",'c .

lo".:?.

5-rL-

Place of Birth,

Day,

Where baptised?,

YearJ.

Month,
1

What age?

On back of page please describe any special circumstances regarding conversion.

Marital status: Married.,.

Single,

Divorced___^ Widowed* Married at what age

List children by full name giving place, day, month, and year of birth;
Name
3";ndr"

Place

"Cst" cr MicViolson

Day

Mimie .oolis,
Litc'-field,

Steven I'owiard

^rokvs,

Jo'.n T-lerk

Month

Year

Mov. 1^{,

Minne cot?.
T-^nnecot?

Feb. 17)

20, 1942

lo-.'a

Schooling (High School and on):


Name and Location of School

Number of Years

Major

Degrees with date


1

1 -

^ T ] .

Personal File - Page 2 - Name

Vjrr.it'-.

Vio''"!-or.

What things influenced you to become a missionary? Your own story in some detail might be
influential in leading others into fulltime service (use a separate sheetdf^you need more space)?
I h-vo ol'.-r'-'ys Eelt - dee-^ ir.tsrest in "iroion-'r;;'' "..'or'':. "eoring t'r.e differon'
rniosion'.'ries speo,': of t'e (ork ond of t'-e need for vrorkers on the foreign field
ho3 alv.'ovs thrilled me.

'f en v;e knew of t'*e need in '^outh Africa for workers, we

"elt thot v;e w-nted to do v;hot we could to tell the people AiS this land of
Jesus and the salvation 'e ofPera to everyone.

Describe briefly in outline form the nature of your daily duties.


Homemhcer

T-? - ching ' n -'.en ' s Group ::


f^hle

Sc'-ojl

-'ork

Which of the following terms most nearly describes your missionary status:
Evange 11st

Bible College teacher

Doctor.^ Nurse

Social worker-

Public School teacher.


Office worker.

Home maker,

Other.

Father's name and home address (if living):

His occuaption

'"

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h.

Is he a Christian?,

What positions of leadership has he held in the local church?


Is she living?

Mother's full maiden name,


G' t'-Dlic

Is she a Christian?

Her occupation if employed outside of home

What leadership positions has she held in the local church? -

Name of forwarding
AHHrf>fig

Gd.

IIP '^--t'.

.'Idlim-d

\ v;. ,

Litctfiold;

Telephone

What are his or her duties:

7,:
. oni-;: . rreceipts to all contrlbuters, keep record of income
-'.nd dd-'b -rro :r.t-.. .v-".!' : .ir r^I-ry checks to the field und c -.re for any personal
L;V1' :

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;'":rr b"^.nQS,

Should money be sent to forwarding agent only?

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'fe prefer tlT:t -11 money r:o to

In what fnrrn?.

'or.

jf it can be,mailed to

Onocks rna :noney Ox-d r& preiered.

you please indicate how in what form?

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the ronsy ro-'ng to Agent

Does your forwarding agent serve without salary?

What problems do you need help with, that Mission Services might provide?

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Each Adult missionary should complete one of these forms and send by regular seamail to:
Mission Services

Box 968

Joliet, Illinois

PERSONAL FILE
Hflrp. Auc-ust lO.IQ'Si!-

Name in full -

Mvin

ric:-ioIr!on

Sex^Iihle.

Complete address on fiPirf

tJn^tv.Shepstone. TigtaT; Sn^th

Complete home (for forwarding) address

^d. '/idlu.nd. Litchfidd* T-Tin-'--.


110 *T. ^!'rr-hal]

,\ve.

Name and address of hometown newspaper

Names and addresses of other newspapers which mi^t carry stories of your work...
Suth^rlind Oouticr

Place of Rlrfh

Suthr-rl^.nd, Io-,:a.

yolr.blrd, 3. D

Where baptised?.

Day.

pi -ri-!-.

Month,

What age?

Year,

On back of page please describe any special circumstances regarding conversion.

Marital status: Married, .Single.

Divorced-

Widowed.

Married at what age.-^

List children by full name giving place, day, month, and year of birth;

Name

Place

Day Month Year

S-.n6.v?. TDsther ITicholGon

!rinn-j?.PQlis> Minnesota

Ibvi

Steven '^o-;.?-rri

L1 tc hf held.

gbb. 17.45

John

Ch.gro!"e3) Icva

Ibrk

Minn e e o - ta

!L" 20,1040

Schooling (High School and on);


Name and Location of School

Mnn.

Bible Oollc"c

Number of Years

Major

Degrees with date

4 vrr^.

1 o.Uo

4- yr

1 il.A

Personal File - Page 2 - Name,


What things influenced you to become a missionary? Your own story in some detail might be
influential in leading others into fulltime service (use a separate sheet Jf,you need more space)?
I thinl: th:;t the credit i-rould heve to no i-o the Ihxcy feinily.
It v.'as Tibbs
ih^ey v?ho interested me in the ministry while I v;as attending Blunt Kinht school.
During -- part of the time that Tibbs was ministering in luntj his mother made
her home with them,
I remember being present on a number of occasions v:hen they
received letters from Isabel.
Not only did they have missionaries come to

the church in lunt.

But each year we mett someone who was brought to help

in the Christian Service canps,

I believe one of the greatest challenges has been

the need, so nar^ people vrho need the gospel and so few to go.
Describe briefly In outline form the nature of your daily duties.
I have the oversight of all the church's along the eastern sea coast from
Bast London north to Rhodesia and Hecambique. I have the task of strengthen
this churches in their evangelistic program and also that of establishing nev7 v/orks.
Which of the following terms most nearly describes your missionary status:

Evangelist
Hnri-nr

, Bible College teacher


Nnrgf

Public School teacher

Home maker,-

Soclal woxker__ Offlcc workerOther

Father's name and home address (if living);

flncent H. :,lCii-fGon . cA21-200 S.'f. BdmondG, 7ash>

His occuaption-

Is he a Christian?

What positions of leadership has he held in the local f-hnrrh?

Mother's full maiden name,

S-hrnton

Is she living?

Is she a Christian?Her occupation if employed outside of bAmp linen maid xn T B.


San-tariujr

What leadership positions has she held in the local rtmrr-h? Tsacher, Bible School Su-pt. and Treas,
Name of forwarding qgpni-

..

l^s. Bd. ''fidlimd

AHHrpgg llO Tlorth --rshall 'va. Litchfiold. Minn,

Telephone,

What are his or her duties:

To recieve monies, send receipts to all contributers, keep recoird of income


and disbursements, mail our salary cbedks to the field and care for anj' personal'
bucinecs that wo mav place in her liuids,

Should money be sent to forwarding agent only?


you please indicate how in what fAi-m?

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In^what form'i^^^I^^

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'.^can cash dV-u-r m,on-y ordcrc or chc-c!:a.j but for_

;:oc;',ing a bettor record aoo prefer th;C 'aoney going to Agent^


Does your forwarding agent serve without salary?. X"?*
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What problems do you need help with, that Mission Services might provide?

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THE CHURCH OP CHRIST MISSION,
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UNION OP SOUTH APRICA,


NOVEMBER^ 1954, NEWS LETTERt VOL,

NO.2

Dear Brethren in Christ:

Once again all of ua in South Africa greet you in the name of Christ
through our November News Letter. To ^those of you who have not seen
this letter until now, this is an added attempt to keep you informed
oh the work here. Each month from now on, a similar letter w ill bo

prepared to be sent to all of you who send in offerings and who write
to us during the previous four weeks. V/e are so grateful to you for

your interest and support for you make it possible for the Lord*'3
work to be done

in Southern Africa.

Many things of significance happened during the month of October.


Early in the month, as brother Nicholson was leaving for a tour south

into Pondoland, his car skidded into a truck, doing considerable

damage to the Plymouth.

Although the accident is practically covored

by insurance, yet brother "Nick' had to postpone his trip and has
been considerably handicapped throuf^ the month. A real effoht is

beingmade by brotiier Nicholson to learn the Zulu language. Within a


year he should be able to speak witiiout an interpreter.
Immediately after Christmas, brotlier and sister Stanley, with thoir
four boys, will drive to Port Shepstone v/here, with the help of bro
ther Nicholson, a school for Pondjland elders and ministers will be
conducted over a period of about five weeks. The school will bo held
at brother Ben Songo's Kraal, and about twenty men are expected to

attend.

While the Pondoland shool is in session, brother Randall will fly

to Port Shepstone from Cape Town and, alongwith brothers Nicholson


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and Stanley and a Zulu interpreter, will fly north to the borders
of Swaziland and northern Zululand. At Ingwavuma there are many Af
rican brethren of the Church of Christ, and a visit must be paid

them*

Thus far, little porttaot has been made In Zululand.

trip will open the door.

This

It is brother Randall's desire also, while

on this trip, to make a quidk survey of Swaziland with the hope of


establishing the Lord's Ohtirch there.
The Bible Training Schopl-lat Kimberley opened for the third term
*-Qn the 11th-of Ootobexi^^-rA3Wit-a week^ beferq -the"-larsest class had

returned to their homea, ^

the men home as

found that it cost as much to send

to feed theitir'ror the full ten weeks.

This class

is made up of throe full tlBie and three part time students, smaller

than had been counted upoh^ 'but financially, probably a good thing.

The Oreonpoint work, dhuroh where the Stanleys work, moves along.
They are wcrkingnow to r^lfle their conference funds and have a good
share raised. Bible Schodi e^tendanoe has doubled since March.

The missLoh interpreter, Nicholas Qomesha, and Mr, Stanley, worked

on the Hopetown church builSlhg the first week in October. Brother


Randall was in bed durinig'that week w

Stones. Vjfhile brothers StaihleV

a severe attack of Kidney

(^omesha were at Hopetown they

were able to lay up the first two feet of the wall. This will make

it possible to run the concrete floor as soon as work is resumed^


Early in October Mr. and Mfa. Stanley went with a group from the
Kimberley church to introduce one of the former elders of the Kim-

. berley congregatron~as the new minister ^at V/arrenton.

Thr0e"ireek.3

later brother Randall and brother Stanley went back to help him
as he started his work. This is the first real step forward amcng
our chuana speaking people.

Duringthe month of October, brother and sister Randall were away


from home fourteen days, andb^other Raridall, alongwith brother
Stanley, was out of Kimberldiri e portion of another day, makingf ifteom
days away from Kimbefley foi^Axother Maa;, On the 8th of October
Max and Gladys drove to Cai^ Tfti They returned to Kimberley on
the 19th, and while they were away in the Cape they purchased a

homo in Pinelands, one of theJ?M?erbs of Cape Twon. On the 21st and

22nd Mr^'^^nd Mrs. vRandalj-^^p^ "ybhahnejBbu^^

with the purchase of the honie &


The Randalls will move tjc

the Gape.

connection

Town about the 15th of December.

For those who perhaps do nbb^^ew, bi^dther Max has been urged by the

Observatory Church of Chrlei'in'Cape Twn to move to the Cape City to


carry on his missions aotiyltes from that centhe so that, for the

time being at least, he can abhv# along with his missions work,
as minister of the Observatory^church The move has the whole

hearted approval of the miesiSnariea and African brethren here in


South Africa, and the miasiohs board of advisors in America have
also given their whole hearted consent#

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The Observatory Churoh is a small congregation, but it is spirit
ually strong and strateg.ically, is a most important influence for the

cause of Christ in'all' of Africa#

Gape Town is the gateway to sou^

thern Africa, and the Observatory congregation is well known to all


the brethren of the Churches of Christ and Disciples of Christ over

the whole 'continent, British, New 'Zealand, and American.


Some may wonder about brother Randall's salary now that he is tak
ing the added responsibility of the Cape Town white work. It remains
exactly the same# Thou^ the Cape Town church does pay a small months

ly salary, every penny of this'will go into the missions treasury.


Brother and sister Randall are investing a considerable sum in a home
so they can move to Cape Town that the work in all its varied phases,
European, Coloured, and African, can be developed, but they are

getting nobhing in return beyond their usual living link support.


It is expected that much good will come from the move to the Cape.
f tremendous significance to the cause of' Christ In Africa is a
mQve--nlrnady.^fxiiL-Ldviincfld,^ to plant , a European chur eh among -theAfrikaans speaking community in Cape Town. Already 10,000 tracts
have been printed in two colors and are being distributed in as
many homes. Already a hall has been hired for a year in Parow in

which to hold worship services, this hall seating SOQ people, and
it is now planned, and the announcements are already out that.ser
vices will begin on Sunday, January 30th, 1955. Already midweek
Bible studies and Saturday ni^ t prayer meetings are being held in
homes in the Parow area. Best of all, and the key to the success cf
the venture, is the man who is sparking the effort, who is a thor
ough-ly converted /Afrikaner, college educated, successful in business,
and who is the son and grandson of Dutch Reformed ministers. If this
one eff ort alone succeeds, the move of the Randalla to the Cape will
have been a thousand timog more than worth.while.

For some months we have been watching with interest the efforts

of our Upinton Church as it went, abput, with its own resourses, to

build a ndw church hovs e. The bujlding, made of burned brick and
having an iron roof, is'now odmpieted except f or a plaster coat.
The Upington brethren have'dDnqthe job themselvea with no help but
the exception of a few pouncjia
we have sent them. The church
thouf^ small, la adequate far ^ e neada
oongpegatinn. Thl a
effbrt on the part of the Upington brethren will aerve as a tremendous

object lesson for our other churches throu^out the Union needng

buildings.

Thi^ next week brnjhdr J^andall will be back in Hopetown

working on the bilding t h e r e L o r d is blessing in that effort.

Let us hear from you. " This ietter. go es to all who contact any

of the missionaries or their forwardng agents during the month.

Pray for us. We are excee^ln^'y'^appy in the work.

J^ Max and 01a(^ a Randall,

liynn and Luollie Stanley,


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and Vernita Nicholson.

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