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'iW MISSION CHURCHES OF CHRIST (CHRISTIAN)

June k, 1962

Brethren in Christ:

You have borne us up in numerous trials, supported us with the monitoryblessings God has given you, interceded for us in prayer; for all this •
we are thankful.

We - Bros. Wilhoit and Gage - returned from St. Vincent in the clouds,
both literally and spiritually. An effectual door had been opened to
us. VJe went into an evangelistic meeting at the Grazettes church and
maintained that same spiritual altitude. Last Saturday we had to bail
out. We face great problems among other mission personnel which have
been a hindrance to the work for several years.

We have done every

thing within our power to keep harmony and have cried to God continually
for help. God has helped, but the situation here is such that we must
leave the field immediately or create disharmony among the native
churches. We do not think it is wise to immediately enter another
island from Barbados, as the problems here would surely follow. V/e had

planned to draw trained leadership from Barbados in eyangelizing
neighboring islands, but this source would be hindered by strife, and,
therefore, make the plans we have made so recently for t]iat purpose
impossible to fulfill.

The personnel trouble in Barbados began May 2, 1958. A man v/ho was
unaccepted in the ministry in the States came here unannounced. He
walked in one day and here he was. He forced himself upon the churches
and into the missionary program. When he arrived, there were three

missionary families here. Two families returned home because they
were not able to work successfully with him. The third family (the
Bill Gages) were able to stick it out until furlough time. Immediately
after their return from furlough, the problem preacher took a furlough.

In the meantime, Tracy Wilhoit and his wife came to Barbados to work.
Shortly after their arrival, the problem preacher returned. He has
put out a lot of effort in preaching, teaching, and building programs,
but at the same time has continually been a sore spot in private and

public relations among other missionaries. The point has been reached
where the spiritual welfare of the native churches, as well..as our,
own, is being affected. We have tried to reach a favorable working
agreement many, many times, but all we get in return is antagonism
and heartache.

To make any further statements would be like pulling a "dead cat*s
tail." So, let it lay; God v/ill judge us all. We are prepared, and
desire, to account for our own stewardship. We return undefeated, for
no man can be defeated in Christ Jesus, but rather, heartsick.

A great amount of money and labor has been expended on the work here.
Vie have confidence that that which has been established will continue

^ To those of our number who are already tithers, we hope you will go
a step farther toward this project for Christ,
your family and make it a tithe-plus offering.

Talk it over with

Let each of us thank God daily for the time He is granting us to
prove our faith and let us work together to please Him.
I thank you for your confidence in me as an elder and leader, and
for your love which has strengthened my faith in Christ and my fellov/Christians more than I can say. God bless you as you continue in your
grov/th to be like the Saviour.
Earl Lewis, Finance Chairman
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Lansdowne Church of Christ

Twenty-fifth and Lincoln
East St. Louis, Illinois
Dear Christian Friends:

Enclosed v;ith this letter you v/ill find our receipt for your contri
bution to Midwest Christian College, We deeply appreciate your
contribution; thank you for including Midwest Christian College in
your stewardship.

We just closed an excellent year. We graduated thirteen seniors. If
we could have graduated two or three times that number, they would
have had calls to service before they left the campus.

Thank you for helping us to give these young people a good Bible
college education.
Cordially, yours in Christ
MIDWEST CHRI.STIAW COLLEGE

(signed) Lester H. Ford, President

^for eternity, with or without our help. We are expendable. Our
concern is also for you,, that this will not make you v/eary in well

doing.

Your labor and gifts of love v;ill not necessarily be lost by
For if God so loved the world that He gave His only

our departure.

Son to save sinners, anything that we give could never be enough, not
even our own sons or efforts unrewarded, for all are rewarded in
Christ^ Jesus.

Thank you for bearing us up and for your special patience in thi«"
ter. V/e will need your continued support as we leave this^field. Wr

expect to be home the first week of July, vyith the'guidance "oftjuj
heavenly Father, we v;ill serve Him the rest of our days.

In Christ, (signed) Bill Gage and Tracy V/ilhoit

YOU LIKE TO BE IN SOMEBODY EL;^/S -SHOES?
Come to C. yNh. Sunday, June 2V-I3, at 6:3P^-ni., and discuss it
with the "Teen Angels."
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THAI^^^S TO

Dessie Harner and her comraii

for the enjoyable program presented

for "Father and Son" Sunday.

During the program Don NL^ols andNiJs son Gary were chosen most
look-a-like father and sonv

The father of the ypdngest child v;as Eri^\hlatzka.
The highest comb^^d age of father and son wh^that of Lester
and John King.

We would lil^ to also thank Mr, Howard Patch for hi^stalk on
the joy of fa;raerhood, and Mr. Ray Callison who played tn^organ.
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Plansydre progressing for Vacation Bible School which will ^
held Au^st 20 - 31» The superintendents and teachers have _been
selected and material made ready so make plans nov/ for your child
to -attend.

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This will be our theme for July and August when v/e will try to have

a

increase in attendance over last year's July and August atten

dance, Our average last year was 2l8.
To accomplish this we have joined in the Build On The Bible contest
sponsored by the Lookout and we will be in competition with churches,
nationv/ide, who have averaged 151 - 225 in Bible School. Also, each
class has had a 25% increase added to last year's average attendance

for them so that we might meet these goals, beginning July 1.
They are:
GOAL

CL\SS

Nursery

Busy Beginners

3
8
15

Little Helpers

12

Sunbeams

10

Happy Helpers

15

Wee Tots

CLASS

GOAL

Young Timothies

10

Credimus

19

Golden Key
Golden Ring

10
20

50
5

8

Jr. Bible Readers

15

J. 0. Y.
Golden Crescent

Jesus' Live V/ires

15

Loyal Matrons

Young Missionaries

lit
15

Friendly Men

Silver Cross

8

Yadnus

15

Superintendents

if

TOTAL

275

The group that meets for opening exercises in the auditorium have

been divided into two teams whose captains are Robert Hurley and Tom
Hopkins•

Mr. Hopkins' team consists of these classes:

Golden Key, Golden

Ring, J. 0, Y., Golden Crescent, and Loyal Matrons.

Mr. Hurley's team:

Silver Cross, Young Timothies, Yadnus,

Crediraus, and Friendly Men.

Let's Build On The Bible and have our increase this year.
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CONGRATULATIONS

Miss Juanita Boyle and Bill Owen,who were married at the church

Friday evening. Bro. Don performed the ceremony.
Miss Wilma Baker and Roscoe Stewart v/ere married Saturday afternoon
in the garden of the Stewart home, Bro. Don officiating.

^ ^ ^ fiE CZ^N^E of some two thousand of the very best peop3e
I Icnow, to whom I sent my first appeal for the Columbia, Mo, church building
program*

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ANSWERS CAME
From NM CRUSHES, FIFTESJ preachers, and FIFTY people—who sent $636,25

e ^1461*87 needed for the month's effort* See the enclosed finanoe Report*

YOU'LL BE GLAD
When you |^ar the report of the work acoomnlisheds and Happier when you n«ake
your report to your Savior about your "coing into all the World",
weeksj called door to door around the location of

11 be the new churchy found a wondferful rece^'tion in the unchurched area,
A

baptized, four more came forward, and others are waiting,

u *vre* haveregular
practice
his $3150
full support
when
our building
up.as aTheskin
lotsspecialist
are fullyhas
paidpledged
for (with
of

nwney borrowed by B ro. Harold Nsbel of
Hill, Mo*), and deeded to Wostside
Services are being held each Wod, evening,
under leadership of Bro, W.C* Harri3,'504 Rosers (Troasurer), a teacher in the
onristian Church, Columbia, Mo*

wa la^ chools for the past 14 yrs*, and minister in snail churches nearby*
supper, will a>e under the leadership of
bro*
Elders of the Wd's
immediate
area, Bro, B iU Wright did a fine
OQD ^der difficult circumstances, and estimates that within a year of the
putting up of tfie building, we shall have one hundred members, j tHAak he is
fett the cost is not half paid for, at this point.

We have rented the Fairgrounds building, and paid a month's rent in advance,

or our unoay evening services. It is taken for ^inday mornings* S comraun"
ion set has been purchased by the two new members who have been baptized,

IT COULDN'T BE
—That those receiving this are "not ^ crested" for they are the "cream of the
crop", 700 are ministers,

—That TO are sacrificing all we can

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and have yet to match zeal with sacrificial giving,
—That our work is not challenging you for the Lord, -FOUR NEW CHURCHES SINCE

LAST JULY FIRSTi

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Josus, for most live very comfortably,

God has matched our hard work, and trust in Him,

/ God and I noed help with the finances, WILL YOU JOIN US?

WONT YOU, SEND
your dol3ar or more, and ask a friend to do the same?

your ajqjreciation for the work done to your minister, and elders?

ADDRESS: D.ile V, WLlhoit, BCK 32, Collinsville, 111,

HIGH SCHOOL CLASS WORK DAY

The high school class taught
by Corina Porlier painted the
3teep;^e and trim on the church

and cleaned the yard.

They

bought the paint and there is
enough left to give it a second

coat.Those who worked Thursday
were:

Rofeert Ferguson,

Hursey,

James

Cullen,

Kike

Joyce

Keilman, and Corina " Porlier.
Mary Porlier served dinner to

the group.

Thanks a lot hi^

school class.

Corina Porlier asks that any
one who will,put on the second
coat and trim oub the windows.

Now we have started,let*s fin
ish the job.
Thanks

to

Lewis

Sink

painted and repaired the

who

ramp

Igst week.

SINNERS* PARADE

"Two young men were talking
MR. t MRS. TBaCi *iJL.HOii'

one Monday

MISSIONARIES TO

way they had spent Sunday, One
told of driving to the beach
in his new car,and saidjtjfever

BARBADOS

morning

about the

again for me.*

We have received acknowledg
ments for gifts of inoney sent

*Have trouble?* asked the other.
* No,but you know what the road

to

is like

Cathi,

Christian
the
the
she

The Esast
Church

h©3

Gary
given

government assur<ence for
support of Cathi while
is in Barbados.
The

church has not made any mo*nthly
amount

commitment to Cathii as

they ^dld for Garland B^re.
Individuals are needed who Vipill

give regularly to her si5:^or*t.

on Sunday. It seemed

as though every carin-town was
down at the beach. Mile after
mile of them. Someone near me

in the

jam called it The Sin

ners* parade.That phrase stuck

in my mind. Of course, every
body in that traffic was not a

sinner.

But I can*t get away

You can send your money to heS:*
forwarding agent:
Kcrbadoa

from the thought of the noise
and the dust and the accidents,
and everything that seemed so

MissionjCathi WilhoitjMinistsr,
Christian Church; Arraington,

should be spent.

Illinois.

ners* Parades for me on Sunday,

different from the way Sunday
No more Sin

j:*m going to be in Church.*"
VACATION ON THE LORD
HEW EVANGEL

Sunday we will distribute the

new "Evangel" of

the C.D»E.A.

Let's look it over and see what

others are doing.

BOARD MEETINGS

I toOok a long vacation drive;
My' costs were high and steep
Porgob"^
church and kept the
tithe-

Halle

lay religion* s
cheap V

SICK LI^5?T (Continued)

July 10 at 7:30 P. M.—Church

Mr. Mock

July 11 at 10 A« M«—Deaconess

Mr, Cox

Mrs. Young
Mrs. Sibert

Mr. Coulter
SICK LIST

Please re'member
Mrs, Nita Price

Mr. William Meier
Mrs. Crouch

ti!?-®®® folks

in your prayers. If ydV^
know
of anyone xtho is ill,
please
let the mimister know.