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Volume 75, Number 8
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February 22, 1971
1. Knock at every door. There is a surprise behind many a door
you feel like skipping! Don't pass any house by.
2. Canvass for bigger donations.
Go in and tell your story. That
way you will get paper money! It works. Try it.
3. Make call-backs.
Take a small notebook and write down
addresses of homes where the people were out. Note names of
liberal donors. It will help next year.
4. Go two by two.
This is the Bible plan. People may refuse
one caller. It is not easy to refuse two! It's worth trying, and it
5. Set yourself a goal.
A personal goal works wonders. Set
one for each time you go out.
6. Be enthusiastic. It's a privilege to be an Ingatherer. It's an
honour. It's a joy. It's a thrill. It's wonderful. It's fun. Hit it
hard, and get it over quickly. Go at it with a will to succeed, and
you will!
7. Work the same territory. You'll get to know the people, and
they will get to know you—and to like you.
8. Be cheerful. People respond to a smiling countenance, specially nowadays when there is so much misery in our sad old
world. What a wonderful reward to have people say, "We hope
you will leave as much sunshine in every home as you have in
ours!" Whoever said Ingathering was a trial? It is the nicest
thing that could happen to a person. If you don't believe me,
try it!
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Secretary-Treasurer, Trans-Tasman Union Conference
THREE WERE ORDAINED at the North New Zealand camp
meeting held at Haskell Park, Ardmore, on Sabbath afternoon, January 2, 1971. Those ordained were Ernest George
Krause, Donald Sidney Lewis, and Peter Theuerkauf.
Brother Krause is at present principal of Longburn College, and his dedication to Christian education and his spiritual
leadership are very much appreciated.
Since leaving Avondale College in 1965, Brother Lewis and
Brother Theuerkauf have been very successful in the work of
evangelism, and are presently engaged in evangelistic work in
the North Island of New Zealand.
Pastor C. D. Judd, the president of the Trans-Tasman Union
Conference, conducted the address, and commenced by quoting
from "Gospel Workers" page 18, "The greatest work, the noblest effort, in which men can engage, is to point sinners to
the Lamb of God." He went on to say: "To be called as a
minister of the gospel in this hour of earth's history is not only
a wonderful privilege, but it is a tremendous responsibility."
When Jesus came to earth he called men into the ministry
saying, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Pastor Judd explained the spiritual significance of the laying
on of hands, and challenged the congregation to honour and
respect the ministry for their work's sake.
In conclusion, Pastor Judd quoted from "Gospel Workers"
page 63, "The Lord calls for more ministers to labour in His
vineyard. . . . God calls for you, young men. He calls for whole
armies of young men who are large-hearted and large-minded,
and who have a deep love for Christ and the truth." May
many respond as did Isaiah, and say, "Here am I; send me."
Pastor I. R. Stratford, the secretary-treasurer of the North
New Zealand Conference, read the charge, and the prayer of
ordination was offered by Pastor W. J. Hackett, General VicePresident of the General Conference. The president of the
North New Zealand Conference, Pastor V. Wood-Stotesbury,
officially welcomed the candidates into the gospel ministry.
We pray that God will richly bless the ministry of these three
brethren and their wives who loyally support them in this very
important work.
The three men ordained, with their wives. The couples are (left to right):
Pastor and Mrs. P. Theuerkauf, Pastor and Mrs. D. S. Lewis, and Pastor
and Mrs. E. G. Krause.
THE NEW Central Mackay church was packed with 450
reverent worshippers for an impressive ordination service held
on Sabbath, December 5, 1970, at 3 p.m., when three North
Queensland ministers were invested with full ministerial authority.
Present for this special occasion was Pastor L. C. Naden, Field
Secretary of the Australasian Division, who preached the dedicatory sermon and offered the ordination prayer.
Pastor R. H. Abbott, president of the North Queensland
Conference, expressed his pleasure in presenting the three
From left: Pastor and Mrs. G. Oaklands, Mrs. G. Ormiston, Pastor G.
Ormiston, Mrs. F. Mackay and Pastor F. Mackay.
(Photo: E. I. Totenhofer.)
candidates for ordination, and gave details of each minister's
work. Pastor W. G. Dowling read the charge. The three men
who were ordained to the sacred work of the ministry in recognition of God's call, were Fergus Mackay, Gordon Oaklands and
Gordon Ormiston.
Pastor F. Mackay spent nine years in the colporteur ministry, and during the past four years has been engaged in ministerial work in the North Queensland Conference. Pastor Mackay is currently under transfer to Darwin.
Pastor G. Oaklands spent five years at Avondale College, and
has been six years in field work in North Queensland. During
1970, he has been associated with Pastor E. I. Totenhofer and
Brother N. Smith in evangelistic work and the care of the
Mackay and district's six churches.
After spending seven years in literature-evangelist work,
Pastor G. Ormiston was appointed an assistant Publishing Department secretary of the Greater Sydney Conference. For the
past six years he has been in charge of the Publishing Department in the North Queensland Conference. Pastor Ormiston
has just accepted a call to the North New South Wales Conference, where he will serve in the same capacity.
Other ordained ministers who were present and assisted in
the ordination service included Pastor N. K. Peatey, Pastor A.
Probert, Pastor E. I. Totenhofer and Pastor E. Ibbott.
After the solemn service of ordination, the newly-ordained
ministers with their wives and families led an orderly procession
out of the church and then received the best wishes and
Christian goodwill of the church family. Our earnest desire
is that God will give these ministers strength in their added
responsibilities and make them fruitful in His service.
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"I Remember . ." (No. 11 in a series)
IT WAS ONE SATURDAY MORNING in the year 1895, about Easter time,
when my mother called me into her bedroom and said: "Arthur, you cannot
go out to play with the other children today as this is the Sabbath day, and
God wants us to keep His Sabbath holy. Sunday is not the Sabbath." I always
believed that Mother knew what she was saying, even though I was only six
years old.
was commenced with the north-side
That was the commencement of
believers meeting with the South
Sabbath-keeping in our home. As it
Brisbane believers. I can well rehappened, Mother and I were the first
member the first Sabbath school lesSabbath-keepers in South Brisbane.
How did this come about? My son we studied being on the Book of
mother used to attend the Methodist
Then in the year 1898, it was deChurch. While at church one night, a
lady came up to her and said: "Mrs. cided to hold a small camp meeting
on a piece of vacant land just off
Hodgkinson, if you would like to hear
Logan Road, near the Buranda Station,
the Bible explained, a man comes to
about 200 yards below the spot
my house once a week [stating which
night]. His name is Pastor J. Pallant." where the first South Brisbane church
was later built. About fifteen tents
Mother accepted the invitation, and
after listening to him, she realized
were erected to enable the members
that this was what she was looking
from Balmoral and the north side to
for. She attended the rest of the camp on the grounds. It was at this
meetings, and when the Sabbath was
small camp meeting that Mrs. E. G.
presented, Mother was the only one White and Pastor A. G. Daniells were
of those attending who accepted it
present. I well remember hearing
and started to keep it immediately.
Mrs. White preach. One could hear
her quite well, as she had a strong
Pastor Pallant was asked by Mother
to come to our home to hold meet- voice. The attendances were very
ings, as we lived in a different part of good. The two-pole tent was filled,
Balmoral. He found time to conduct and people were standing outside.
these meetings, which were a suc- After the camp meeting, it was decess, with a number of folk accepting cided to leave the tent standing and
the Sabbath. At the same time, Pas- hold a tent effort, which proved very
tor Pallant was holding cottage meetIt was told my mother (who told
ings on the north side of Brisbane,
that as Mrs. White and company
and it was decided to hire the Balwere travelling up from Avondale by
moral School of Arts; so the first ortrain to Brisbane, and she saw the
ganized Sabbath school in Brisbane
range of mountains through which
they were passing, she said that she
remembered seeing God's people
hiding in these mountains during the
time of trouble.
The house that was rented for Mrs.
White and staff was still standing,
and as far as I know had not been
altered, when I saw it only a few
years ago. It was the second house
after passing under the railway
bridge over Logan Road, on the right
going toward Stones Corner.
The first South Brisbane church was
built and opened about Easter time in
the year 1899. My mother and the
other believers from Balmoral were
the charter members of that church.
Well do I remember, even if it is
seventy-five years ago, the time when
Mother and I kept the first Sabbath.
I remember the children's hymns we
sang, such as: "Little Feet Be Careful,"
and "'Tis Love That Makes Us Happy,"
Brother A. E. Hodgkinson pictured at Mount
Rucipehu, New Zealand.
and "We Should Be Like Gardens."
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NO. 4
BLIND PEOPLE seem to have an extra
portion of problems. Sometimes just listening to them is the simple solution.
Whether they have easy or difficult problems, one of the seventy field representatives of the Christian Record Braille
Foundation is always anxious to help
sightless persons. To bring the Advent Message to the blind and physically handicapped is the primary purpose for the
existence of the Christian Record Braille
Foundation. You can be proud of the
good job they are doing.
Hanging in the lobby of the new, modern offices of the Christian Record Braille
Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a mural. This oil painting, nineteen feet by
five feet, by artist Joseph Maniscalco, depicts the scene of the Lord's Second Coming. On the right, Christ is shown ascending, surrounded by hosts of angels.
On the left is a group of people beholding
the glory of His appearance. These are
not ordinary people, however, for many
show signs of having been blind.
One lady, seeing for the first time, drops
her long white cane. A mother tells her
daughter, "See, this is the Jesus we've
told you about, and now His promise to
return is fulfilled!" Joy radiates from
every face as they behold His brightness.
This scene and time we all long for, but
perhaps blind people do so more than
To give to the blind people the message
of His return is the reason Christian Record Braille Foundation was founded seventy-one years ago, and continues to be
the purpose for our operating today.
"The loveliness of the character of
Christ will be seen in His followers. It
was His delight to do the will of God.
Love to God, zeal for His glory, was the
controlling power in our Saviour's life.
Love beautified and ennobled all His actions. Love is of God. The unconsecrated
heart cannot originate or produce it. It
is found only in the heart where Jesus
reigns. 'We love, because He first loved
us.' 1 John 4: 19, R.V. In the heart renewed by divine grace, love is the principle of action. It modifies the character,
governs the impulses, controls the passions, subdues enmity, and ennobles the
affections. This love, cherished in the
soul, sweetens the life and sheds a refining influence of all around."—"Steps to
Christ," page 59.
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FOR SOME TIME we have been aware of the fact that
marriage isn't what it used to be. When we were young, we
lived next to a (childless) married couple, both of whom
worked. The neighbours were scandalized. Terms and epithets such as "money-grabbers," and "hungry for a quid" were
freely bandied about when these people were being discussed.
A working wife was something of a novelty, and a somewhat
unacceptable novelty at that.
Then, of course, came the war, and suddenly the working
potential of the married woman—and she didn't have to be
childless, either—was discovered. Suddenly, with almost indecent haste, women were courted for their manual skills and
wooed into industry, being called into jobs that, a few years
before, were considered far from the ordinary preserves of the
fairer sex. And then, when most of the pool of woman-power
had been siphoned off, it will be recalled that the stirling attributes of the ladies in the over-forty-five bracket were suddenly
found to be of scintillating worth. For a short few years, it
was a virtue to be over forty-five, because such woman-power
was not controlled by a somewhat benign Department of Labour and Industry (or whatever) and could free-lance whither
it would.
Time passed, as time does. The war jolted to a halt with
the capitulation of Germany and the Bomb on Hiroshima and
Nagasaki. Back came the soldiers, all hungry for the delights
of civilian life and anxious to set up homes and fill them with
the consumer goods and so-called prime cost items the like of
which were unknown in their fathers' day. But wages could
not cope and so the young father-husband was forced to face
up to one of three alternatives: 1. He could go without all these
goodies (an unthinkable state of affairs because the Joneses
next-door were getting the knick-knacks of the new age faster
than he could ever compete with them) ; 2. He had to get
another (second) job and work day and night (another alternative that hardly had him wild with delight) ; 3. Or he could,
with a decent show of reluctance, allow his wife and the mother
of his small brood to seek employment in the growing labour
Usually—in 90 per cent of the homes—the third alternative
became the one to be followed. And no one will deny that the
money that thus rolled in was extremely welcome and useful.
Creature comforts the like of which a generation previous had
never imagined were now part and parcel of his set-up—a
motor-car, a washing machine, a refrigerator, a TV set, a
radiogram with a hundred records (more or less), a more sophisticated form of heating than the old open fire, or an airconditioner perhaps if the next-doors had one, new furniture,
a second car and a pop-up toaster, a juice extractor and a vitamizer and a dozen other gew-gaws that are essential to the
smooth flow of modern living.
Add to this the burgeoning possibilities of education. "Soon
you'll need a science degree to collect the garbage" could be
heard from the lips of many an arm-chair philosopher who,
himself, had never quite managed sixth grade in the primary
school. And so the post-war generation became the greatest
lot in history to live by the slogan: "My boy will have a better
chance than I had." So money had to be on hand for textbooks and fees and what-not. And where would it come from
if mother didn't get to and do her nine-to-five shift?
Now, the sophisticated appliances of the modern home notwithstanding, the average wife and mother is no super-woman. She is (and we mean no disrespect) no smarter or more
able than her own mother or grandmother. She is like ninetenths of the rest of the world: she can handle one job with
reasonable skill; two jobs almost inevitably bring her to the
place where one of them is only half-done. And the one that
goes by the board, usually, is the one for which she receives no
direct emolument. In other words, it is her home that suffers.
And when the home suffers, the family suffers. When the
mother is not present when the children come home from
school, there is a hiatus, a void, in the domestic programme that
is quite irreparable. For a vital couple of hours, children who
shouldn't have that responsibility are charged with looking
after smaller brothers and sisters, and, what is often worse,
looking after themselves. It is here that mischief is born and
trouble and even delinquency begins.
The situation, however, does not get better; it gets worse.
The ladies have had in their nostrils the sweet smell of the
extra dollars for long enough. But then they began to take a
harder look at what was going on. And they discovered the
far-from-sublime truth that George Orwell enunciated in his
book "Animal Farm" which was: "Everyone is equal, but
some are more equal than others." And they began to notice
that their pay packets were not so well filled as those of the
men—who were, in their eyes, wrongly considered "more equal."
Thus there arose a movement for equal pay. The ladies had
virtually forsaken the kitchen for the workbench where the stipend was direct and tangible. Nowadays, out of all this, we
have such things as the Women's National Liberation Movement in America and Europe and (in England) The National
Women's Movement. Both of these organizations, when reduced to their lowest terms, are merely for the purpose of upgrading (according to their own definitions) the position of women in the world.
Mrs.. Sheila Walsh, the leader of the National Women's Movement in England, believes that women ought to be invading the
traditional realms of the male worker. She herself became the
first woman to be apprenticed as a silversmith. Her oldest
daughter is in her second year of a five-year apprenticeship in
engineering. Another daughter, Carol, recently led the women
of the chain-making factory where she works, in a three-week
strike for equal pay with the men. Mrs. Walsh and her three
equally militant daughters (a fourth one is still at school) are
symptomatic of the upsurge of women in industry who are
battling for their rights, with one eye ever fixed on that bulging
pay packet.
Now we do not want to be misunderstood. We are not
against fair and equitable wages. Far from it. What we are
saying is that, since women have moved out of the home,
things have not gone from worse to better on the domestic
front. They have rather deteriorated.
Says this same Mrs. Walsh (whose own marriage broke up
eight years ago, and we can't help wondering why) : "Society
is in a transitional stage. Marriage appears to be breaking
down and we don't really know what is going to replace it."
Says her daughter: "We do not know all the answers, but
we are trying to work toward them. . . . [The future] can't be
left to men. The women are being pushed into the background. . . . We want to be part of the achievements. Otherwise half the talent there is in the world is being wasted.
Says Ellen White: "The Lord has not called you to neglect
your home and your husband and your children. He never
works this way; and He never will. Never for a moment suppose that God has given you a work that will necessitate a
separation from your precious little flock. Do not leave them
to become demoralized by improper associations. . . .
"The mother should not accept burdens . . . which compel
her to neglect her children. The best work in which a mother
can engage is to see that no stitches are dropped in. the training of her children."—"The Adventist Home," page 246.
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PREPARATIONS HAD BEEN MADE, leaflets printed, health magazines distributed, and with a prayer in our hearts we were all eagerly awaiting the opening
night of our School of Nutrition which commenced Wednesday, September 16,
1970, at 7.30 p.m. in the Seventh-day Adventist church hall, Castle Hill.
Eighty-five people had enrolled for the
course, and at least 75 per cent of those
were non-Adventists. The attendances
throughout the eight exciting classes on
cooking and nutrition were very good, and
more than 75 per cent of those enrolled
completed the course.
In these classes Mrs. Hazel Hon with
the aid of her helpers, Mrs. M. Beatty
and Mrs. B. Chester, gave practical instructions in cooking. The folk were given
a 140-page nutrition text book and twelve
printed lessons on nutrition. At each class
at least three recipes were given, and
taste-samples of all foods demonstrated
were handed out.
Various lectures on different aspects of
nutrition were presented by Dr. H. G.
Clifford, Dr. C. H. Palmer, Dr. R. Stocken,
Miss M. Weiss and Mr. M. Steele who
are all connected with the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital.
On the final evening Pastor E. Hon
spoke a few words and offered a Gift
Bible or the book "Life at Its Best" (which
is commonly known to us as "Ministry of
Healing"). There were twenty-one Bibles
and twenty-eight copies of "Life at Its
Best" requested.
The finale was a Family Night held in the
Harvey Lowe Pavilion of the Castle Hill
showground on Monday, November 9,
where the folk could introduce their families to their new-found friends at a delicious smorgasbord dinner prepared by the
ladies' auxiliary. Mr. Franklin Baldwin
played background music on his organ
for this occasion.
Teenage Vignette
SHE WAS a very beautiful girl who had
had all the advantages money could give
her. Since her parents were well-to-do she
was given an expensive education in a
ladies' school and was well-informed. Having been brought up, in a formal way, a
Seventh-day Adventist, she then went
to one of our colleges. Here she became
better acquainted with the Adventist message. Later she was baptized.
Although she had been baptized she
adopted the dress and associations of the
world. Many offers of marriage came her
way from professional men, but somehow
none interested her.
One hot day as she walked up the hill
towards her home, a car pulled up beside
her and a modern young man with beard
and side-burns asked if she would care
for a lift. She accepted—a risky thing
to do, perhaps, but God was leading
her. Some time later she met the young
man again and ventured to invite him
In this world social status is important
and here there was a big disparity. He
lacked the finesse that the family desired,
and there was opposition. But today's
young people tend to live their own lives
and so they became engaged and eventually married in a lovely old Anglican
Mrs. Hon pointing out the four basic
food groups.
In the rural area of N.S.W. where they
After the meal musical items were ren- lived, a mission was started by a dedicated
dered by tenor, Mr. Ted Bennett; saxo- Seventh-day Adventist evangelist. The
phonist, Mr. Franklyn Wainman; and folk young woman became interested again and
singer, Mrs. Norma Branster. A film on began to give her husband Bible studies.
drugs proved to be a very successful finish These were like water to a thirsty soul.
As he studied with her the law of God he
to our School of Nutrition.
We hope and pray that through this was convicted that he ought to dispose of
avenue of lay evangelism new souls will his valuable collection of guns. Guns are
meant to kill, and the commandment says,
be won to the kingdom of God.
"Thou shalt not kill." They studied the
Sabbath commandment and he decided he
must keep the Sabbath holy. His mother,
who is an active worker in the Church of
England, was amazed at the change in
This young man has become a wonderful
Christian, and is now assisting in young
people's work. As they worship together,
his young wife, transformed and preparing
to meet Christ, says, "God moves in a
mysterious way His wonders to perform."
Now the girl's mother has become a dedicated Christian and this little family has
no lines of demarcation, but the oneness
that God plans for all who will let Him.
FOUR OnAie Felt)
Lecturers at work. From left: Mrs. M. Beatty, Mrs. H. Hon and Mrs. B. Chester. Also featured is the
unique overhead mirror. (Photos: M. Olsen.)
The more a man is educated, the more
is it necessary, for the welfare of the
State, to instruct him how to make a
proper use of his talents. Education is
like a double-edged sword. It may be
turned to dangerous uses if it is not
properly handled.—Wu Ting-Fang.
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The Solomons Open Up
A RECENT NUMBER of "Newsweek" magazine stated very openly that there is a nostalgia for the things of yesteryear currently sweeping through the United States.
I wish to state just as openly that the United States doesn't hold all the rights on nostalgia. A sense of those "good
old days" was felt as we visited some of the old Adventist landmarks in the Solomons recently.
Back in those "good old days" the first
sighting of any of the myriad islands in
the Solomons would bring forth the shout,
"Well, there she is to port [or to the starboard]," but this was a sighting with a
We had a bird's eye view from VH-SDM
of places familiar to old Adventist readers.
There was Batuna under the wing; Kukudu straight ahead; Marovo Lagoon with
its thousands of little palm-covered dots of
earth splattered out underneath us. Betikama; Afutara; Atoifi. The Solomons had
radioed and written that they were really
opening up, so here we were—the president, Pastor A. R. Mitchell; the secretarytreasurer, A. E. Jones; the building supervisor for the B.S.U.M., Ray Elliott; the
Medical secretary, Rex Tindall; and the
most important man in flight, Colin Winch,
the pilot and navigator—to help them
open the new doors.
Years of Toil and Victory
It was good to hear stories first hand
of the impressions of old Captain G. F.
Jones of 1914 fame; of the daring and
courage of Jack Radley; of how Pastor
Barrett could get his tongue around those
curly words of the Marovo; of J. D. Anderson's sweep back into the Solomons
again immediately after the war years,
with the Ferris brothers hard on his heels.
The nostalgic air was heavy as the Solomons giants were continually listed from
place to place—Pastors A. J. Campbell,
Kata Ragoso, Rore, Tutty, and so we
could go down the list. Years of toil, tears
and trouble were evident; but so were the
years of victory against odds of every
We had winged our way from Rabaul
to Honiara in our own mission plane—a
six-hour flight over seas that had seen the
heat of battle both of war and heathenism.
The first indication of the Adventist
"opening up" came when we arrived at
Betikama and were met by the very congenial staff headed by Brother Ray Smith.
Additions (to existing buildings), subtractions (taking down of the old), multiplication (of one dormitory after another)—
this seemed to be the story that was told
at Betikama recently. The builder? We
must give Brother Malcolm Long an honourable mention here.
And They Cast Lots .. .
An interesting feature of our Betikama
stay was the day when lots were cast—
no, not to throw a Jonah out of the boat,
but to push five people into a plane. As
a kind Christian gesture by our leaders
at Bismarck-Solomons Union Mission the
names of everyone (420 students, plus teachers) were placed in a hat, and the five
names that were plucked out (three staff
and two students) became the lucky candidates for a free ride in the brand-new
VH-SDM. Puffed out shirts and broken
shirt buttons were the order of the day
for the men, and an air of light-footed
dignity and grace for the ladies, upon arrival back at Betikama.
"Now what comes next, brethren?" Ah,
The old hospital at Batuna.
yes, our new school at Afutara on the East
Coast of Malaita. A short skip (or so it
seemed) across the sea dividing Malaita
and Guadalcanal, and before we could say
VH-SDM, we were rolling over the grass
air-strip that serves Auki, the administrative centre for Malaita, and on our way
up the coast towards Afutara. Four and
a half hours later and with the morning
food intake still intact we stepped ashore
onto the renowned coloured stone foreshore at our brand new central school.
There was the towering figure of the
principal, Kata Richards Ragoso, to greet
us. The district commissioner and a representative of the British Solomon Islands
Protectorate Education Department had
also sailed in for the big day, and if public
comments amount to anything, Afutara
must have taken out a gold medal that
day. The cement-brick class-rooms and
staff homes were a credit to our national
brethren. Our good builder from Malaita,
Ani Gafutu, demands a "mention in despatches."
The Seventh-day Adventist frontier base
at Batuna was the third in line of "Operation Open-Up." Certainly a joy to behold
was the near eighty-feet by twenty-feet
fourteen-bed timber hospital that was
replacing the old well-worn shell of a
hospital that now stood out over the
water in stark contrast to the new. Sister Martin Brown was now looking forward
to safer nursing instead of the possibility
of a nocturnal drop through the rotting
timber into the deeps below, while faithfully clutching lamp and lint.
Hebrews 11 According to Marovo
Afutara Central School opens up on Malaita.
We talk about the line up of the giants;
I read for myself the modern version of
Hebrews 11 in Marovo when I peered into
the ebony faces of men like Pana, Tasa,
Italu, Rini, Jugha, Jacob, Laejama, Hoke
and Oti, while here at Batuna. As a
practical vote of confidence that day the
22/2/71 [7]
Bible Activity in U.S.S.R.
British and Foreign Bible Society
Part of the sacrificial offering for Batuna.
church members in the district stepped these trees could walk and talk what a story
of labour and sacrifice they could relate
forward in their representative groups and
at the very spot where the old Aymes
placed $285 on the table. A touching
Memorial Hospital once stood. I didn't
scene indeed!
have to wait long to hear the story from
A parting prayer and vote of thanks to
one of God's men—Pastor Orepala, the
the Browns on the wharf at day-break
assistant president of the Western Soloand we were on the move again up the
never-to-be-forgotten journey through the mons.
Just in case we needed to be brought up
Marovo Lagoon in the little "Valerane" to
to date on our denominational history
the old American war-time airstrip at
in the Solomons, our pastor took us back
to 1937 when the "house-sick" was just a
"There's the old home of Pastor Kata
storehouse. Then in quick succession he
Ragoso," someone commented. And sure
listed the medical missionaries. Dr. Finenough there it was, tucked away among
kle of the United States, assisted by Brothe palms, no doubt the scene of many a
ther Gosling, established and ran a large
verbal plea with God for the salvation of
medical unit. World War II drove our
his people from the cruel vice-like grip
medical men away, but not the spirit of
that heathen devil worship can have over
men like Jimaru and Pana, who carefully
men and women.
took the hospital instruments and hid
A short taxi down the strip among the
them in the jungle until the days of modcoconuts, and we were nosing up through
ern savagery had died down. Dr. Evans
the heavy overcast for the run down to arrived to find the instruments and equipGizo airstrip and Kukudu, the headquarment returned ready for use. Then Dr.
ters for the Western Solomons Mission.
Palmer gave his knowledge, time and love;
It was Solomon Islands soup we were fly(Concluded on page 13)
ing through, and at times it seemed that
we would have to fly at palm tree height
to get through. However, one look at the
pilot was enough to assure us that all was
well. He's a "prayer-pilot."
Then out of the soup into the blue and
there it was right up ahead, quite a welcome sight. Now I know why they call
Gizo strip the "island aircraft carrier,"
for that is just what it looks like as you
come into land on its bright surface sitting
there in the blue sea.
More happy well-wishers to greet us and
reverently fondle the new plane, and
officialdom was sailing again. More memories as we set foot on sturdy soil at
High Day at Kukudu
I mused for a moment as I stood and
took in the scene at this final official opening—that of the Kukudu hospital. If only
Sister Rosie Franki and Dr. Weber.
(All photos: R. Tindall.)
Bible is being prepared for the
Armenian Church in Soviet Armenia; the Gospels have already
been produced in this translation.
Some months ago translation
specialists of the United Bible
Societies visited Etchmiadzin and
discussed the project with those
In November, two U.B.S. representatives visited Leningrad, Tallinn, Riga and Moscow for further discussions with Bible translators. They were the Rev. S.
Smaadahl, U.B.S. Secretary-Consultant for Europe, and the Rev.
R. Kassuhlke, Translations Secretary.
At the theological academy in
Leningrad they met with a group
of professors who are studying
the history of the Bible in Russian, as well as working on the
original text of the Bible. It
has been agreed that scientific
data and findings relating to Bible
translation should be exchanged.
In Tallinn the U.B.S. representatives also discussed principles
and techniques of translation with
an inter-confessional group of
theologians. The Lutheran
Church was given permission over
a year ago to prepare a new
translation of the Bible in Estonian. Theologians from Baptist churches and the Methodist
Church are also taking an active
part in the task.
In Riga, where a revision of
the Latvian New Testament was
completed in the early 1960s,
steps towards setting up a committee to revise the Old Testament were discussed at a meeting
with leaders of the Latvian Lutheran Church.
In Moscow the U.B.S. men
rounded off their visit by holding
general discussions on problems
of translation. They met with
the Rt. Rev. Bishop Filaret, vicepresident of the Department of
Foreign Church Relations of the
Moscow Patriarchate, and rector
of the Moscow Theological Academy, and with the Rt. Rev. Bishop Pitirim, chairman of the Publishing Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, and professor
of New Testament of the Moscow
Theological Academy. Here again
it was felt that an exchange of
data and ideas about the scientific aspect of Bible translation
might prove valuable.
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Back Row: Calvin Stewart, Douglas Richter, Leslie Renton, Graham Chesher, Peter Schattleitner, Norman Hardy, Graham Conway, Peter Morey, Guy
Rigg, Neil Keene, Clive Sandon, John Kemp, Evan Hughes, Richard Skinner, Wolfgang Liesens, Clyde Drury, Arthur Dougherty, Bruce Potter, Ernest
Kum Yuen.
Fourth Row: Anthea Nicholls, Stephanie Thompson, Suzanne Green, Clare Hardy, Daphne Best, Jennifer Barber, Joy Patrick, Vicki Dunn, Carol Rigby,
Robyn Ward, Denise Griffin, Faye Schneider, Dawn Maberly, Dawn Earl, Angela Vince, Gail Crow, Denise Bamford, Julie Bowden, Lynette Robinson,
Margaret Penrose, Ruth Green, Rosalie Stevenson, Roseli Engler, Penelope Smith, Linda Watson, Sandra Pascoe, Lynda Branster.
Third Row: Rosanne Logie, Dulce Rickards, Lynette Hutchinson, Edwina Ridgeway, Narelle Dawson, Kathy Jazebak, Carolyn Giblett, Carolyn Hankinson,
Wendy Douglas, Deborah Pohle, Janette Hughes, Diane Humphries, Elizabeth Nicholls, Jennifer Thorpe, Amira Tolman, Lorinda Johanson, Earlyne
Hema, Coralyan Elphick, Beryl Patrick, Bessie Doncevic, Cheryl Borgas, Karen Perkins, Heather Adams, Robin Paine.
Second Row: Sheryl Smith, Helene Jenkins, Wendy Bolst, Heather Bruce, Margaret Dagg, Sandra Brown, Donald Edgeworth, David Harvey, Wendy Barrift, Wallace Liggett, Stewart Shaw, Russell Woolley, Gillian Wastell, Hamdesa Tuso, Darryl Kent, Judith Smith, David Clark, Barry Butler, Sydney
Jokes, Robin Godfrey, Roberta Johanson, Benyta Doyle, Jennifer Petherbridge, Marlene Kane, Vivienne Hill.
Front Row: Kerry Hortop, Ross Baines, Graham Stacey, Clement Cook, Robert Craig, Mervyn Sparrowhawk, Geoffrey Twine, Raymond Sills, Peter
Roennfeldt, Kevin Rappell, Julia Rippon, Roger Vince, Pastor Barry Crabtree, Althea Cook, Ian Rock, Cyril Wrankmore, Neil Watts, Kevin Price,
Noel Mason, Gerhard Pfandl, Francois Flohr, John Bitcon, Robert Hossack, William Gerken.
In Absentia: Karen Anderson, Janice Ferguson, Herbert Parkin, Michael Tarburton.
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prayer of the 119 students of Avondale
College who received diplomas and certificates on November 22, 1970. One hundred and twenty diplomas were presented to
students graduating from fourteen different courses.
Ninety-three graduates and students
have been appointed to denominational
service in Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti,
Fiji, Canada, Austria and England. Eleven
students have been accepted by the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital for nurses'
training in 1971.
Special guest speakers for the graduation week-end were Pastor W. J. Hackett,
vice-president of the General Conference,
and Pastor Kenneth H. Wood, editor of
"The Review and Herald," who gave the
graduation address.
How shall they hear?—
those of them who wait, and do not
How shall they see?—
those of them who cry, and do not
flow shall they hope?—
when there is cause to fear—
How shall they choose and know . . . their
They cannot hear until they hear His voice,
They cannot see until they see His face,
They cannot hope until in Him they trust,
They cannot know until the Christ they see
In us, poured out for them . . . our duty.
God give us faith
to see the worth of man;
God give us love
to pour out self for them;
God give us strength
to reach the clutching hand . . .
Our duty . . . their destiny.
One Australian's Impressions of California
TO THOSE who still have us in remembrance, despite our forays into other lands in recent years, my wife and I
now send greetings from Fallbrook, Southern California. The town lies near Los Angeles, and proudly claims to be
the "Avocado Capital of the World." Not far off is the Clam Capital of the World," over from Morro Bay, the "Gibraltar of the Pacific," near the "Land of the Wizard of Oz." In the semi-desert near by we find the "Borax Capital of the
World," and eastward still, we reach the Colorado River where an enterprising community is re-assembling stone
by stone the ancient London Bridge, pride of all Britishers! It is all rather intriguing to a modest Australian!
California is perhaps the most popular of all American States.
Newcomers are arriving at an alarming rate, to the concern of
all local authorities. The congenial climate, lavish response
from the soil, good wages and working conditions make it a
Mecca for people seeking their fortune or relaxing in retirement.
Here there is the highest concentration of Adventists in the
world. Loma Linda University church has a membership of
3,500, and the adjoining Campus Hill church reports 1,500 members. On the La Sierra campus of the same university there is
a membership of 2,600, while every suburban area is well represented by flourishing churches. There are four conferences in
California; we belong to the South-eastern Conference, which
has a membership of 27,800 and an operating budget of
$6,400,000 last year. Reviewing these figures, surely we have
come a long way since the days of the James Whites and the
Bateses. That "mustard seed" was indeed a prolific one!
Here the vitality and growth are something at which to marvel.
Our larger churches are well organized and programmed. I
recently baptized Suzanne, our eldest granddaughter, in the
Loma Linda church. The service was part of a smooth-running
worship hour, taking but a few minutes. The pastor dons a
waterproof suit, wears a white covering robe, and the candidate
is baptized in a raised font above the choir platform.
There are a number of Australians in the vicinity of our
institutions here, and it is always refreshing to meet with
them. The names are well known to Australian readers—
Doctors Len Bullas, Ian Fraser, Maurice Hodgen, Bernard
Brandstater, Don Wilson, Edith Humphries (nee Edith Morris
of Western Australia), R. A. Anderson, Len Minchin, Bert
Cooper and all their families.
Loma Linda University Hospital with its 520 beds and roof
heliport is a hive of activity, and is held in high esteem throughout the State. The heart clinic is famed for its free contribution in needy areas and in distant countries, while sundry
clinics serve those who call for help, physical and spiritual.
Loma Linda Broadcasting Station
From our university we operate our own broadcasting station,
and it is good to tune in to not only world news, wholesome
programmes and musical interludes, but on Friday evenings to
have the whole San Bernardino Valley and beyond blanketed
with Sabbath bells, announcements of Adventist churches, their
preachers and subjects. It makes this part of the country
National television companies utilize our professional men to
convey our denominational viewpoint on current issues. I
recently tuned in to see Dr. Alonzo Baker offering comment
on matters of national importance. He is rated high in his
particular field.
Congressman Jerry Pettis is an Adventist whose presence on
Capitol Hill, Washington, provides an invaluable liaison between
the Federal Government and our own church interests; he
recently briefed the General Conference Committee on legislation pending in Congress.
"The Spectrum" is a university publication where our professors and teachers exchange constructive comment and criticism, airing their views on all matters affecting the work of
God and the proclamation of the message to the world. The
journal is quite stimulating, and one has the privilege of
accepting or rejecting the material offered. It affords a forum
for new areas of expression.
Some time ago I attended a meeting of those widely-publicized men who are in deadly earnest about finding Noah's
Ark. They have come up with some interesting films, facts and
objects. I held a piece of gopher wood about two feet long,
which they brought to America from an ancient structure on
Mount Ararat, and which they claim answered to the description of the Ark. I still find it prudent to hold my judgment
pending further investigation.
Pastoring a church here is similar to pastoring a church in
Australia, and in Fallbrook we have found our members responsive, warm-hearted and dedicated. We have just finished
our Appeal for Missions, which is done mainly at night with
the aid of tape-recorded carols. It was my privilege to contact
the business people, my best donation being $150.
An Australian Touch
There is an Australian touch here, with wide avenues of
A giant Californian redwood.
gum trees near by and a large clump of trees hovering over our
church building. Our friends are now adjusting to our "accent"
after sundry attempts at correcting us.
An hour's run along a magnificent freeway brings us to Bernard and his family at Loma Linda, or to our daughter Rhona
Hodgen, on the La Sierra campus. Our youngest daughter,
Lynette, is at Stanford, California, while Murray and family
are at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. The presence
of our children here is our main reason for being in this
country, but we hold a continued interest in our beloved homeland and are trying to be loyal and faithful ambassadors for it.
Americans display an amazing interest in the "Land Downunder," and we have become experts in extolling its virtues.
May God bless you all, and prosper the proclamation of the
message throughout the Australasian Division.
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Echoes from the Broken Stone Mission, Peru
PIONEERS of the Broken Stone Mission were honoured
recently at Fallbrook Seventh-day Adventist church, California.
Pastor Archie Field and his wife, who carried the one half of
the historic stone, and Pastor and Mrs. Levant Clark told
some down-to-earth stories as they recounted the rigours of
those early days in 1919 and the twenties around Lake Titicaca,
The story of Ferdinand Stahl's encounter with an Indian
chief has often been told. It was near the beginning of World
War I when the first contact was made, and the chief appealed
for an Adventist mission teacher. His urging and insistence
moved Pastor Stahl to make a definite promise, even though
there seemed little chance of an early fulfilment. With other
religious groups entering the region and the country being
racked with insurrection, the chief wisely asked how he would
know the identity of the missionary Pastor Stahl would send.
The latter picked up a flat piece of stone, broke it in half, gave
one half to the chief and retained the other himself. "The
man I will send you will bring with him this half I hold," he
said. The chief was satisfied and waited. Yes, for five long
years he waited.
Seven thousand miles away in Illinois a young man named
Archie Field, trained in nursing, building and teaching, read
the Broken Stone story, and was stirred with the possibilities
for mission adventure and service. In early 1919 he was called;
the man and the hour had met. With his new wife and the
precious half of the stone he set sail for the distant field.
The youthful, dedicated energy produced quick results. The
work developed strongly, and in 1920 Levant Clark and his
wife Rachel (Field's sister) joined them. With them came
Sister Field, senior, known as Mother Rovilla Field, and also
her daughter Gussie and her husband, Brother Colburn, all
trained teachers. Thus a unique family unit made a strong
team of mission workers amongst the Inca Indians around the
shores of the bleak Lake Titicaca. Mother Rovilla Field and
her daughter Gussie Colburn became highly successful teachers
and carried on a strong work. Sad to say, they both died
within nine days of each other, succumbing to an indigenous
disease. They rest together in that far-off land where they
made their supreme contribution. There are 1,500 baptized
members of the Broken Stone Mission today, and 35,000 members in the Inca Indian Union Mission.
Brethren Field and Clark and their wives are now in their
eighties, and we are privileged to have them associated with our
Fallbrook church, Brother Clark being our senior elder. It is
well that the pioneering mission efforts of these devoted workers should be an inspiration to the youth of today
From left: Pastor R. Brandstater, Pastor and Mrs. Archie Field, Pastor
and Mrs. Levant Clark.
AT THE NORTH PAPUAN camp meeting in Karaisa recently,
Guina Gagu was ordained to the gospel ministry. The ordination sermon was delivered by Pastor R. Aveling, the Sabbath
School and Lay Activities secretary of the Coral Sea Union.
Prayer was offered by Pastor Alphaeus Rore, the assistant
Educational secretary for the union, and the charge was read
by Pastor W. Liversidge, the pastor of Port Moresby District.
Those taking part in the ordination of Pastor Guina. From left, Pastor
R. L. Aveling, Pastor Paul Jama, Pastor and Mrs. Guina and family,
Pastor Heroma, Pastor Liversidge, Pastor Rore and Pastor Kila Kai.
(Photo: W. Liversidge.)
Pastor Guina and his family were welcomed to the ranks of
ordained brethren firstly by Pastor Paul Jama, the president
of the North Papuan Mission, and then by Pastor Rore on behalf of the union.
Pastor Guina has given long and faithful service in the educational work and more recently in pastoral work in the mountain areas of North Papua.
North Papua is a field that is totally staffed by nationals,
and it is thrilling to see the progress of the work in this predominantly Anglican territory.
of the Seminary
at Andrews University has been authorized to conduct a study
tour of countries of special interest to readers of the New Testament, this coming summer. Designed for ministers, teachers,
students, and qualified laymen, this seven-week tour is scheduled to leave New York for Rome on Tuesday evening, July
13, 1971.
In Italy special attention will be given to early Christian
archaeological remains in Rome, and to the fascinating cities
of New Testament times, Pompeii and Herculaneum. In Greece
there will be emphasis on. the cities of Paul, such as Corinth,
Athens, Philippi and Thessalonica. Of unusual interest will
be a five-day trip to such Greek islands as Patmos, Rhodes and
In Asia the group will visit the cities of the famous seven
churches of Revelation. There will be visits also to Istanbul,
Beirut, Damascus, Amman, Petra, and a short visit to Egypt.
The climax will come in the Holy Land with visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Capernaum, Nazareth, Caesarea, and Masada. An unforgettable four-day trip to Mt. Sinai is also
The tour will be under the joint direction of Walter F.
Specht, chairman of the Department of New Testament, and
James J. C. Cox, associate professor of New Testament. The
tour may earn from four to six credits at Andrews University.
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That Young Man and His Answers!
Dear Editor,
In reply to the "Young Man in Search
of an Answer": I have been an Adventist
for almost three years and I've learned to
allow people to express their opinions and
discuss their convictions without letting it
get under my skin. Adventists are a wonderful people—have you noticed how they
like everyone to have his say?
Firstly, how do you distinguish a "whim"
from a "conviction" (apart from the fact
that it's usually a whim on someone else's
part and a conviction on mine)?
I'm thirty-three, so I don't know if, by
today's standards, I qualify as a "younger
generation member," but I'm married and
I, too, am glad about life, because now I
can live it to the brim since I've learned
how wonderful life can become when the
anchors of sloppy, intemperate living
have been cast off. I'm amazed and excited because I can say "No!" to myself, instead of pandering to my every whim. If
that's going through all sorts of hardships
and mental torture for the sake of a good
wholesome life, then let me suffer—I enjoy it!
Regarding that "poor" South Queenslander—I wonder if your adjective denotes pity because that person was so incredibly silly as to go against the majority?
Truth to that person is following the leadings of the light revealed. Might is no
criterion of right! Truth can't be measured by number, but if you want to compare right against wrong, using majority
versus minority as your measuring stick,
look at your Bible statistics and compare
the minority that stood for right against
overwhelming majorities.
Like you, after all I read I, too, had the
feeling that every time I ate Brand X biscuits I was shortening my life (not to mention my spiritual growth). Finally I had
to make a choice (My rule? "When in
doubt, don't"). You say, "But what of it,
we're all going to be wiped out by pollution and starvation by 1980!" Brother, we
all know that the ultimate result of sin is
death, but we don't all rush off to do
away with ourselves just because it's inevitable, so why do it deliberately by the
About that "flake" and that hamburger.
Burgers are not as a rule made of ham,
so the choice for that brother was really
one of "clean" or "unclean" foods. If I
were a meat-eater I should certainly
choose the hamburger, but since I'm not,
the problem doesn't arise. If, however,
you thought this was a case illustrating
the foolish way in which we sometimes
quibble over our choice of sins, you're
quite right. Justifying one's own actions
and beliefs by pointing the finger of scorn
at others constitutes just as great a wrong
as unhealthful living, to my mind.
Re Sister White. I was a Catholic. I
didn't just study with one, but I DID
study this faith and I can give a reason
for my hope; you seem to have a few reservations about some aspects that you
must have accepted prior to your baptism.
If time and space permitted I would tell
you the differences between the Seventhday Adventist concept of Sister White and
the Catholic concept of the pope, but if
you've been in this message as long as I
have you should be able to defend Sister
White's position in this church at least as
well as you do the pope. Meantime I suggest you do a refresher course with your
pastor and find out again why you're in
this church.
Finally, Brother, I guess it wouldn't
make much difference which point of time
we lived in: sin has always been sin, music
has always been as modern as its era, certain foods have always contained harmful
ingredients. Drugs contemporary to each
age have found a ready market, and temperance has ever been connected with a
good wholesome life. Throughout the societies of each age there have been
"Younger Generation Members" who expressed complete satisfaction with their
way of life, even as far back through the
centuries as the "with it" members of the
antediluvian world.
D. Mason,
New South Wales.
Happy Where You Are?
Dear Editor,
I'd like to comment on the thoughts
brought forward by Younger Generation
Member, Victoria ("Record," 7/12/70).
First, let me be negative. (I like to
keep the best till last.) About the "flood
of letters on biscuits and their contents,"
yes, these strike me as unnecessary, for
I came to a helpful conclusion about this
matter previously. You don't need to
include commercially manufactured biscuits in your diet if you feel they will harm
your health. About pollution killing us
all off by 1980—this is just a reminder of
the late hour in which we live. It points
up the fact that we doubly need to share
the faith of Jesus now, and prepare to
receive the latter rain. And about the
hamburger being preferred to eating flake
—well, that makes no sense to me, either.
I believe that there is no need for any
Australian citizen to be non-vegetarian.
Regarding the point about Catholics
turning out to hear the Pope, I'm glad
they are sincere about it, for the Lord
said, "Other sheep I have which are not
of this fold, them also I must bring, and
they shall hear My voice." Our job is,
once again, to tell them. We cannot help
but respect their sincerity, but that does
not mean we accept their beliefs. I do
not believe the Adventist Church exalts
the writings of Ellen White above the
Scriptures. If emphasis is given to her
writings by individual members, even to
the point of fanaticism, this in no way
alters their truth or value to those who
prayerfully consider them as a lesser light
which leads to the greater light, the
Scriptures. On the other hand, the Pope
asserts he is God on earth and worthy of
all honour. While we cannot now turn out
to hear Ellen White, during her lifetime
camp meetings far larger than any held
today were convened, at which many thousands present were blessed as they received
messages via her ministry. Today her wriings, at least in part, are to be found
being read and enjoyed in the vast majority of Seventh-day Adventist homes, and
in many other circles, too.
Younger Generation Member points out
that 99.9 per cent of today's younger generation prefer mod music. This may be
so, but I think this is not so in all areas.
Some modern music is good, but, like
the biscuits, we will enjoy better health
if we leave out that which is known to
have a poor effect on our soul's health.
Right here it is interesting to consider
Luke 18:8: "Nevertheless when the Son
of man cometh, shall He find faith on the
earth?" And in "Testimonies for the
Church," Volume 1, page 496, in her "Address to the Young," Ellen White states:
"I saw that there is not one in twenty
who knows what experimental religion is."
Perhaps the kind of song in our hearts
is mirrored by the desire of our ears.
Now, let's get really positive. I'm glad
to live in this time in history, for I am
able to see signs that men like Daniel
and John and William Miller wished to
see but did not fully grasp. This is a
time when Jesus can mean more to the
younger generation than He ever meant
to their ancestors. I must be careful of
just one thing. If I get this straight, then
everything else will fit into perspective.
I must know my Lord person to person.
Today's younger generation wants truth,
they don't want veneer. They want "it"
real. But they're not positive what "it"
is. The modern music, the biscuits and
drugs will never confuse the person who
can say with Paul, "I am crucified with
Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me." Galatians 2:20.
Doing things cannot save us, however,
for "neither is there salvation in any
other: for there is none other name under
heaven . . . whereby we must be saved."
Acts 4:12. I don't think times should
change, except to hasten the second ad-
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vent. But we need to change. I'm sorry
that Younger Generation Member is
"happy where I am." We can't be on our
way to live with Jesus and be static. In
the words of the old hymn, "I'm but a
stranger here, heaven is my home." Let's
do more to make it a reality soon. We
already have the Guide-book.
Noreen Pringle,
Hearers and Doers
Dear Editor,
Your "Young Man in Search of an
Answer" interests me. He is typical of a
lot of members of this church. They are
convinced that the church is right in its
teachings, but have no programme themselves. Anyone in this situation is in a
dangerous position. They are hearers in the
church, and may not be doers. It is only
as a man sets a definite programme for
himself that he qualifies to be classed as
MAN, and not a cumberer of the ground.
If this young man went to work for others
in some sphere that suits him he would
have no time for the small things that irritate him now.
When General Douglas McArthur left
the Philippines in the early war years,
he promised, "I will return," and did it.
He had a sense of direction and kept to
it in the face of all opposition. The Lord
has given enough orders and instructions
to occupy the full time, intelligence and
energy of all of the members of this
church for the few remaining years of this
Let us gird up the loins of our mind and
set our own faces like flint and press the
battle to the gates. We in this time of
earth's history should "gather warmth
from the coldness of others, courage from
their cowardice, and loyalty from their
treason."—"Testimonies," Vol 5, page 136.
Gordon Heise,
South Australia.
The Only Answer
Dear Editor,
I would like to reply to "A Young Man
in Search of an Answer" ("Record," Dec.
7, 1970). I grew up attending a country
Seventh-day Adventist church where petty
squabbling rather than real missionary
work filled the time and attentions of the
members. I may have been extra critical,
but I could see very little change in the
members' lives, yet I was told that Christianity changed lives. I have spent hours
in discussing, reasoning, threatening and
satirizing on such issues as you have raised
and got nowhere except to become confused, annoyed, and more critical. I often
asked myself what Christianity meant for
them, and what could it mean for me?
The last thing I wanted was to become a
hypocrite, so for the past three years I've
been searching for an answer. I submit
to you the answer I have found, though
still not perfectly understood: God and
an experimental knowledge of the plan of
salvation. I entered into the experiment
of specifically submitting my will to God
at the beginning of each day, and then
spending time throughout the day in get-
ting to know Him. It somehow changed
my values, and I started to think of things
in an eternal perspective. I even began
to want to tell people about Christ, because I began to see what He could mean
for the world today. I learned to be more
tolerant and kind, to remember, for instance, that the older generation possibly
no longer enjoyed good health, and that
they often had lost the love of life through
confrontation with real human suffering.
I'd like you to think about some of the
questions I confronted in finding this
answer. What was Christ really like?
What was the "good news" that He preached, and what does it mean for us today?
Then the question of the Sabbath—why
do we consider it so important to worship
on the seventh day? Does it really mean
going along to sit and listen to a sermon,
or have we lost the essence of worshipping
in "spirit and reality"? Do you really believe in the Judgment, both Investigative
and Executive? If you do, how about the
people you meet in the street every day
who don't believe in God? Do you see
them as lost people eternally, or doesn't
it matter, because you are happy where you
are? What is your concept of God? Do
you really believe He has claims upon your
life and service?
"Ye are not your own. . . . Ye are
bought with a price." 1 Cor. 6:19, 20.
Have you ever thought about these words
of Peter: "For even hereunto were ye
called: because Christ also suffered for
us, leaving us an example, that ye should
follow His steps." 1 Peter 2:21.
Always remember—God needs you. In
the face of an atheistic and nominally
Christian world, He needs your life to
loudly proclaim that there is a God and a
Saviour. He wants you to do what He
would do if He were in the world today—
"to preach good tidings unto the meek;
. . . to bind up the broken hearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives . . . to comfort all that mourn." Isaiah 61:1, 2.
Christ's steps would have been amongst
the modern music and the drugs, for remember, "God sent not His Son into the
world to condemn the world; but that the
world through Him might be saved."
John 3:17. And just before Christ left,
He said, "As My Father hath sent Me, even
so send I you." John 20:21. May you never
give up searching until you find "the
way, the truth, and the life."
Margie G. Ward,
New South Wales.
Lopsided Weeks
Dear Editor,
A few weeks ago, about Week of Prayer
time, you had an editorial in the "Record"
which I am sure all readers would have
appreciated. In this you urged attendance
at the weekly prayer meeting, and several
times referred to it as the "Wednesday
night meeting." For many years I have
wondered why Seventh-day Adventists
conduct their weekly prayer meeting on
Wednesday night, and on coming to Western Australia was delighted to find that
my new church, Fremantle, held theirs on
Tuesday nights. And it works really well.
I wonder if it has occurred to our people
that Wednesday night is not "mid-week"
as we so often refer to it. I have wondered also, when we changed from Sunday
Sabbath-keeping to Saturday Sabbathkeeping, why we retained the Wednesday night for prayer meeting, the
same night that Sunday-keeping churches
held theirs. Thus we have made the week
lopsided, as it were. Tuesday night to us
is really "mid-week," so why not go all
the way in changing our time or days of
worship? Wednesday night prayer meetings apparently often get in the way of
public evangelistic meetings when the mission workers plan their mid-week meeting
for a Wednesday. Sometimes the church,
for this reason, either has to drop out its
weekly prayer meeting or change to some
other time, often Tuesday, then when the
mission programme ceases, back we go
to Wednesday night.
Why do we not definitely appoint our
mid-week prayer meeting for Tuesday
night? If we did we would find it more
convenient both as to the time and for
our people to be able to attend. I
have noticed, Mr. Editor, that you have
inclinations to stir us up to making changes for the better in other things, so here
is another idea for your talent of promulgation. I am certain our people, when
once they changed to a really "mid-week"
prayer meeting on Tuesday nights, would
find it better in every way.
R. E. G. Blair,
Western Australia.
(Concluded from page 7)
but Dr. Palmer's period of service terminated the line of medicos, for the faithful
old hospital was broken up and another
"T" shaped building replaced it. Then
came a faithful line of male and female
nurses: Sister Long, Brother Colin Winch,
Brother and Sister Harris, and Sister
Cook. At the end of Sister Cook's ministry,
the door finally closed to European medical
staff, and then came the opening of opportunities for the "national dressers," and
inevitably for our own properly trained
On that "high day" for Kukudu the
fourteen bed, sixty-five foot by twenty
foot, $6,000 hospital unit was declared
open by the affable British district commissioner from Gizo. Bouquets were showered on our gallant little nurse, Sister Rosie
We certainly saw real evidence of the
Solomons opening up its doors, not only in
terms of buildings but also in terms of
opportunities similar to those which are
challening our Sister Rosie at Kukudu.
The seventies will see more of the national
president, doctor, nurse, secretary-treasurer, and school administrator. Like us,
our brethren still rest heavily upon a God
who has been good to them down through
the years, and look forward with everincreasing confidence to the return of their
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PORTER—MISON. Monday, November 30,
1970, was the day chosen for the wedding of
Alan Leonard Porter and Sylvia Ann Mison, in
the Port Macquarie Seventh-day Adventist
church, New South Wales. A large group of
friends and relatives assembled to witness the
ceremony and to wish God's blessing on the
happy couple as they establish another Christian
home to His glory.
R. V. Moe.
—with a difference
2 cups apple pulp (sweetened)
6 thin slices of bread (buttered)
1 pint milk
2 ounces sultanas
3 eggs
Grated rind of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon sugar
Arrange bread in dish. Cover with apple, lemon rind and sultanas. Beat
eggs, milk and sugar. Pour over, and let stand fifteen minutes. Sprinkle
with topping.
TOPPING1 ounce margarine
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons coconut
l cup self-raising flour
Rub together as breadcrumbs, and sprinkle over pudding. Bake in a
slow oven 300 degrees for forty minutes or until set.
It is important to fit desserts carefully into the menu that is being
planned. They should form a nutritional part of the meal, and not be
something extra that is just tacked on at the end.
BARRON—LEMKE. John Ross Barron and
Noelene Dawn Lemke linked the remainder of
their lives together through marriage, in the
afternoon of December 27, 1970. Ross was baptized only a few weeks prior to his marriage,
while Noelene comes from a well-known Adventist family in the West, being the daughter
of Brother and Sister Norman Lemke. May the
Lord make this young couple to walk in pleasS. R. Goldstone.
ant pathways together.
BOYD—MILLEN. East met West late in the
afternoon of January 17, 1971, as Kenneth John
Boyd of Mudgee, New South Wales, took the
hand of Wendy Lorna Millen of Gosnells, Western Australia, and led her to the marriage altar
in the beautiful Gosnells church. The depth of
love held for each other was obvious as these
dedicated young people solemnly exchanged
their vows. As they settle in Mudgee, may God
abundantly nurture their love for each other and
S. R. Goldstone.
for Him.
1970, in the Glenhuntly church, Victoria, Douglas Keith Camps and Joy Heather May Pennington were united in the sacred bonds of matrimony. Douglas is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Camps of Newcastle, New South Wales, and Joy
the only daughter of the late Mr. G. Pennington, and of Mrs. Ada Pennington of Caulfield,
Victoria. Many friends and relatives gathered
at the church to witness the exchange of sacred
vows, and later met around the breakfast table.
Messages from near and far were received and
were an indication of the esteem in which this
well-known young couple are held. We wish
Joy and Douglas much of God's blessing and
guidance as they establish another Christian
E. A. Reye.
home in Melbourne.
CRELLEY—ABOLTINS. The new and beautiful church at Blacktown, New South Wales,
was suitably prepared to receive its first bride
on the occasion of the marriage of William
Douglas Crelley and Alda Aboltins on December 20, 1970. William is the second son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Crelley of Merrylands, New
South Wales, and Alda is the elder daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. V. Aboltins of Quakers Hill, New
Rockhampton church school, where her work has
been much appreciated. She and John will now
take up residence in Mackay, where we know
that the influence of their young lives will bring
happiness to those who know them. We wish
them God's continued blessing,
R. V. Moe.
South Wales. Bill was led to know the truth
through the efforts of his older brother, while
Alda and her father found their way to the
church through the efforts of a faithful literature evangelist, Pastor John Chang. Alda
graduated from Avondale College and has
served at the Greater Sydney Conference office
for the past two years. The host of relatives
and friends present at their wedding and the
reception joined the celebrant in wishing them
God's richest blessing as they establish a Christian home at Wentworthville, New South Wales.
Ormond K. Anderson.
FORD—TAYLOR. On Sunday, December
20, 1970, Greg Ford of Canberra, A.C.T., and
Neroli Taylor of Mullumbimby, New South
Wales, met in the Mullumbimby church to exchange marriage vows. The parents of the
bride, Brother and Sister R. Taylor, had invited
the guests to their home for the fellowship
meal. The delightful garden setting was appreciated by all. It seemed a fitting place
where we could wish Greg and Neroli Heaven's
blessing as they set up a Christian home in
C. A. Townend.
1970, in the beautifully decorated Springvale
church, Victoria, John Baird Macgillivray and
Patricia Anne Cave exchanged vows of faith
and fidelity when they were united in marriage.
John and Pat will be making their home in
Cooranbong while John completes his theology
degree at Avondale College. We wish this
couple God's rich blessing as they plan to prepare themselves for service in His cause.
David J. Dabson.
NASH—PARBS. Two talented young Adventists united their lives in marriage at the
Trinity Gardens church, South Australia, on the
evening of December 23, 1970. After meeting
his bride at the front of the church the groom
sang a meaningful solo, whence the ceremony
proceeded. Relatives and friends had gathered
from near and far, and at the reception shared
in the social joy of the occasion. Clive Wesley
Nash's parents and family reside in Queensland,
while Monica Dome, daughter of Brother and
Sister F. Parbs (nee Roennfeldt), is from
Greenock, South Australia. Our best wishes
accompany the setting up of this new home.
S. H. Wood.
Pordage and Annette Elizabeth Bergmann were
married on December 22, 1970, in the Port Macquarie Seventh-day Adventist church, New
South Wales. Annette has been teaching in the
ROSENDAHL—FORD. Many friends and
relatives gathered to witness the first wedding
to be solemnized in the Wauchope Seventh-day
Adventist church, New South Wales. On December 30, 1970, Alan Eric Rosendahl and
Deidre Kay Ford were linked together in marriage in the happy atmosphere of an ideal afternoon, and in the dignified company of the many
friends and relatives who had come to do them
honour. They are returning to New Zealand
where Alan is teaching at Palmerston North.
May every happiness and God's blessing go
with them. Pastor A. E. Watts was associated
with the writer.
R. V. Moe.
TARBURTON—JOSEPHS. On the beautiful summer afternoon of December 20, 1970,
Shirley Ruth Josephs walked down the aisle
of the Nunawading church, Victoria, on the arm
of her father to be united in marriage to
Michael Kenneth Tarburton. Shirley, who is
the elder daughter of Pastor and Mrs. Harold
Josephs of Horsham, Victoria, has served two
years in mission service at the Betikama school,
Solomon Islands. Michael is the elder son of
Sister E. Hall of Victoria Park, Western Australia, and received his B.A. Education at the
recent Avondale graduation. Many relatives
and friends from several States gathered to wish
the radiant couple God's richest blessing as they
go to Tasmania to join the teaching staff at the
Moonah school.
H. G. Josephs.
church, Queensland, was the chosen venue for
Graham Wallace and Cynthia von Weildt to exchange marriage vows, on Sunday afternoon, December 20, 1970. Each having only recently
joined the church through baptism, they desired
an Adventist wedding among our church folk.
As this couple unite their lives in Christ, may
the good Lord guide them all the days of their
lives together. We wish them continued happiness as they set up home in Aspley.
Arthur J. Bath.
WARD—POWER. In her striking yet simple
Spanish-styled wedding grown, Audrey, only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Power of Lenah
Valley, Tasmania, exchanged marriage vows
with Peter John Ward in the beautifully decorated Glenorchy church on the evening of December 21, 1970. Peter is the eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Ward of Bridgewater, Tasmania, and
is an electrical fitter in the Hydro-Electric
Commission, stationed at Tarraleah, south-west
Tasmania. Peter and Audrey will be the only
Adventists in the area and their lives and witness will be a blessing to the community.
R. H. H. Thomas.
WATSON-BROWN—EVANS. In the delightful Armidale church, New South Wales, on
December 20, 1970, Stephen Watson-Brown and
Christine Evans assured both God and congregation of their eternal love. Stephen's parents
from Melbourne and Christine's of Armidale had
the joy of adding to the happiness of a neverto-be-forgotten day. These fine folk had given
of their best—a devoted young couple dedicated
to the Lord. We can be sure that Heaven's
blessing rests upon this dear young couple as
they begin their life together. Friends from
great distances graced the occasion by their
attendance and participation. May the beauty
of the day grace each of our lives.
P. C. Bamford.
WEBSTER—BARRITT. On Monday afternoon, January 4, 1971, in the Adventist church,
Thornleigh, New South Wales, the fragrance of
flowers and the warmth of Christian love and
friendship created a fitting atmosphere as David
Webster and Ruth Barritt quietly made their
vows and united their lives in marriage. David
is a teacher at Longburn College, New Zealand,
and is the second son of Pastor and Mrs.
L. A. J. Webster of Ayr, North Queensland.
Pastor Webster officiated for part of the ceremony. Ruth, who is also a teacher, is the second daughter of Pastor and Mrs. H. C. Barritt
of Wahroonga, New South Wales. May God
abundantly bless David and Ruth as they establish their home at Longburn and together move
forward in the work to which God has called
H. C. Barritt.
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ARTHUR. A much-loved member of the
Erina, New South Wales, church, Mrs. Annie
Ethel Alma Arthur (nee Garrett), passed to her
rest in the Gosford District Hospital in the
early hours of January 15, 1971, in her eightythird year. A kind and loving heavenly Father
had granted her calm and confident repose after
months of illness. She was the wife of Mr.
Amos Arthur, a resident of Terrigal and a member of a well-known and respected family in the
Lismore area. She was the mother of five
daughters and two sons. A lover of beauty, Sister Arthur had for years supplied the flowers
each Sabbath for the Erina church, and it was
most fitting that her last resting place at the
Avondale lawn cemetery should be adorned with
many beautiful floral tributes. To her dear ones
and friends words of comfort, based on the Adventist's belief in a glorious resurrection, were
extended by Pastors C. J. Griffin and the writer.
E. A. Boehm.
BARKER. While visiting her brother in Albury, New South Wales, Isabella Lucy Barker,
late of Altona, Victoria, passed away on February 2, 1971, at the age of eighty-three, being the
seventh member of the well known Mitchell
family to lay down life's burden. She was baptized many years ago by her brother, the late
Pastor Albert Mitchell. In the Albury church
and at the lawn cemetery, Brother G. Merritt
and the writer brought gleams of the golden
morning to her husband, Les, and to her sons
and daughters, Dolly, Dan, Ray and Alma, her
nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and to her remaining brothers and sister.
J. E. Cormack.
BAXTER. Charles William Baxter was born
in London, England, on December 12, 1883. His
long and good life came to an end in the Gosford, New South Wales, General Hospital, at
the age of eighty-seven, on January 27, 1971.
Brother Baxter was taught to love the Lord
Jesus as a child, and he maintained a firm belief in Him all through His life. He came to
Australia in 1908 and married Jessie Mabel
Brown in 1932. Present truth was brought to
the attention of the family in 1943, and although
fully accepted by his wife and family at that
time, Brother Baxter was content to be a listener to its teachings and an adherent to its
principles until May, 1970, when he was baptized and became a member of the Erina
Seventh-day Adventist church. His widow resides at Green Point, Gosford. One daughter,
Ruth, is the wife of Pastor D. B. Hills, Youth
leader of the Trans-Africa Division, and resident in Salisbury, Rhodesia. The other, Jill, is
Mrs. Peter Weekes of Dural, New South Wales.
Words of comfort were extended to his dear
ones and friends at the Avondale lawn cemetery
by the writer and Pastor C. J. Griffin on JanuE. A. Boehm.
ary 29, 1971.
DAHMS. Mrs. Alvina Dahms slipped quietly
to rest in the early hours of January 6, 1971, at
the age of fifty-one years. After a service at
the Mount Thomson, Queensland, crematorium,
her body was cremated. Her illness was long
and wearying, but borne with Christian courage
and patience, and accepted in full assurance
that "all things work together for good to them
that love God." It was a privilege to visit with
this dear sister in Christ during the last weeks
of her life, and in death to point her loved ones
and friends to the blessed morning when the
dead in Christ will come again from the land
of the enemy. To her husband Harry, and son
John and his wife, we do extend our heartfelt
E. S. Bartlett.
DISBREY. The earthly pilgrimage of Walter Cecil Disbrey came to its close on January
26, 1971, in his eighty-first year. Through the
ministry of the printed page our late brother
found and accepted the Advent message in 1932,
and found great joy in walking in its light. He
subsequently engaged in the literature ministry
for a period of three years-1937-39. As we laid
him to rest in the Pine Grove Memorial cemetery, New South Wales, his sorrowing wife and
family found comfort and assurance that the
golden morning that will burst the tomb is fast
approaching. We share with them the consolation of the blessed hope. Pastor C. T. Potter
was associated with the writer in the funeral
W. Morris.
HALE. Tragedy struck with double force on
Sabbath morning, January 16, 1971, as the lives
of Norman Albert Hale and his two-and-a-halfyear-old daughter, Desrae June, were cut short
by a traffic accident. Though this accident has
left relatives, friends, and church members
numb, yet the hope of the resurrection has become even more real. The faith of Sister June
("Les") Hale, wife and mother of the deceased,
has been an eloquent witness to all. Brother
Hale and his daughter were laid to rest together
in the Boyup Brook cemetery, Western Australia, on Monday, January 18, 1971. Brother
Graeme Loftus assisted the writer in bringing
words of hope and comfort to the large number who travelled specially from many parts of
Western Australia, the Eastern States and from
Fiji, to pay their last respects on this earth to
those who had lost their lives. "Even so, come,
Lord Jesus."
S. R. Goldstone.
MASON. In her ninetieth year, Sister Alice
Maud Mason closed her tired eyes to await the
call of the Life-giver. She has served Him
nearly all the days of her long life. Sister
Mason was in her earlier days a member of the
Dandenong church in Victoria, then later became a charter member of the Oakleigh church,
now known as the Hughesdale church. Three
of her children, Bert, Ted and Florence, were
present as we laid their mother to rest in the
Burwood cemetery. For them and the eight
grandchildren and the fourteen great-grandchildren and many friends, Heaven's blessing and
sympathy was invoked. Those of us whose lives
have been enriched by Sister Mason's lovely
Christian life, look forward to the glad re-union.
E. L. Martin.
MASTERS. Lilla Maud Masters passed to
her rest on January 24, 1971, in the Waikato
hospital, New Zealand, after a long illness. She
reached the grand old age of eighty-six years,
and for many years rejoiced in this present
truth. She lived in the Huntly area with her
daughter, Mrs. E. M. McNee, who mourns her
passing. In the absence of her church pastor,
the writer with the elder of the Huntly church,
and many relatives and friends, laid our sister
to rest in the Hamilton Park cemetery, Newstead.
K. D. L. Brook.
PURSELL. Isobel Margaret Pursell, for
eighteen years a member of the South Brisbane
church, Queensland, passed to her rest on January 16, 1971. Sister Pursell was born in Wales
eighty-one years ago, but has lived in Queensland for the past thirty years. She was the
mother of three sons, two of whom, Sidney and
Leonard, recently pre-deceased her. To the remaining son, Edgar, and other relatives, words
of comfort and hope were spoken at a service
held at the Mount Thomson crematorium.
G. H. Engelbrecht.
RODWELL. Robert Richard Rodwell was a
man who had deep faith and trust in his God
despite a time of extreme suffering and discomfort in the latter years of his life. A new
Adventist, he was first contacted by Brother
and Sister Kelly (retired literature evangelists
now returned to England) at a time when he
was given only two months to live. Following
their invitation, he attended the Warrimoo Adventist church, where he found Christian love
and helpfulness. Last year he was baptized
with his wife and daughter during an evangelistic programme conducted by the writer. He
died January 25, 1971, some two years later
than medical advice thought possible. Following a service at the Warrimoo, Blue Mountains,
church, New South Wales, he was laid to rest
in the Springwood cemetery. Brethren T.
Kallio, D. Wilesmith and A. Smith assisted at
the services. We commend to his wife and
three children—Richard, Irene, and Gregory, the
sure promises of the Word of God, of a glorious
reunion on the great resurrection day.
G. A. Metcalfe.
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The many friends of Brother Albert Bohringer, for many years associated
with the Plant Development Division of the Sanitarium Health Food Company at Cooranbong, will be saddened to learn of his sudden death. We
understand that cardiac arrest following a coronary occlusion was the cause
of his passing in the Sydney Sanitarium. We offer sincere sympathy to
Mrs. Bohringer and family.
A successful literature evangelist, Brother Reg Martin of the North Queensland Conference, has been called to South Queensland as Publishing
Department assistant secretary.
- Miss C. Elphick was ready to start the school year in Mount Gravatt, South
Queensland, when, owing to a need arising in Port Macquarie, North New
South Wales, she had to up stakes and go to the very pleasant locale at
Port Macquarie. Mrs. Robyn Raymond (nee Cross) has joined the staff of
the Mount Gravatt school.
To cope with the present needs and the envisaged expansion of the Sydney
Sanitarium and Hospital, four full-time university scholarships in pharmacy
have been awarded to Sergey Agafonoff, Robyn Edwards, Neville Rappell
and Darryl Toepfer. The scholarships will commence with the academic
year, 1971.
)(.._ What a pity! Again we see how a once good, noble and thoroughly respectable word can fall upon evil days. For years the Fulton Missionary College has functioned under that name, but henceforth and after this, it will
be known simply as Fulton College. And why drop the middle word of
its title? Simply because, in some areas, the word "missionary" is almost
a dirty word, and students from some of the islands are having increasing
difficulty to get from their home islands to attend a MISSIONARY college.
However, although the name has been dropped, the purpose and charter
of the college remain the same.
Because of the educational needs of their children, two experienced missionary families will be returning to the homeland permanently in the year
1971. Pastor Dean Giles, president of the New Hebrides Mission, and Pastor Edmund Parker of the Coral Sea Union Mission, will, with their families,
be returning to the home fields. The Dean Giles family are already in
Australia, but the Parkers will not return until about the end of the year.
)(-- Nursing Sister C. Brennan, now at the Atoifi Hospital in the Solomons, will
shortly be returning to the homeland, and Sister Helen Hay, a sanitarium
graduate, who topped the State in her final examinations, will take her
)(--_ Up in the Bismarck-Solomons they have been without a union MV and
Educational secretary since the return of Pastor John Lee to the homeland.
(He is now in North New South Wales.) To take care of this need, Brother
L. Max Miller has been appointed.
>(.- And they need another teacher in the Betikama high school in the Solomons, but fortunately there is one right on hand who will stand in for at
least a year. She is Mrs. Carol D. Smith, the wife of the headmaster.
)(.._ Brother Graham Byrne has been appointed district director in Vila, New
Hebrides. Brother Byrne is currently working in the South Queensland
>(-- If we failed to mention that Mr. Dennis Charlton transferred from the school
at Warburton to take over at the Wagga Wagga school, then we admit that
we overlooked a major item, and we apologize. However, our omission
becomes doubly indictable in that, in the same transfer, the former teacher
at Wagga Wagga, Miss Jenny Hoult, was also involved. From Wagga
Wagga she moved to the Lilydale Academy where the designation is: Miss
J. Hoult, Preceptress. Usually, when an item such as this is overlooked,
we blithely blame the division office (a nebulous term in this case) for the
omission, and this we cheerfully do on this occasion.
)(-- Up in Greater Sydney three good men and true have smilingly bowed to
the inroads of Father Time. Pastors W. P. Claus, D. H. Watson and H. B.
Jones have all been farewelled by a conference grateful for their years of
service, and have retired to carry bricks, metaphorically, that is (at least,
this is the usual procedure). However, Pastor and Mrs. D. H. Watson have
embarked on a spot of travel before they begin the serious business of
)(-- "Finally, brethren . . .": A bright eye indicates curiosity; a black eye indicates too much curiosity.
Gleanings from the "Record"
THE FOLLOWING are news clippings
from the back page of the "Australasian
Record" dated 21/2/21.
"One hundred young men from Russia
were converted and accepted the truths
of the last gospel message while in German
and Austrian prisons during the war.
These have returned to their own land to
help spread the good news of salvation."
"Brother Dudley Meyers, who is conducting a tent mission in Liverpool, near
Sydney, is having an especially interesting
time. Although he has met with strong
opposition from other churches, a number
of the leading townspeople of that place
have a keen interest to hear the message."
"Brother A. E. Wright has arrived from
Norfolk Island where he has been engaged
in self-supporting work for a number of
years. Brother Wright has returned to the
home field bringing his son Timothy to
the college, where he can have the benefit of a Christian education."
"The Victorian camp meeting opened
on Tuesday, February 8, at the Royal Park
in Melbourne. Pastors Westerman, Lemke,
and Knight are in attendance for the entire meeting, and Pastor Turner is expecting to be in attendance part of the
A report of the Victorian Conference annual session was given by A. G. Stewart
in the "Australasian Record" dated
25/2/46. The following are extracts from
his report.
"The Victorian Conference annual session was a ten-day programme, from January 17 to 27 inclusive.
"The Prahran City Hall and some subsidiary halls were engaged, and provided
sufficient accommodation for all the day
and evening meetings. The week-end services certainly taxed their capacity, as on
the last Sabbath there were up to 1,100
people present.
"The evening services were evangelical,
and the first of these was conducted by
Pastor W. G. Turner. Pastor R. E. Hare
made the appeal and this resulted in over
£1,200 being subscribed in cash and
pledges. . .
"The message was first preached in Richmond, Melbourne, sixty years ago. Steady
progress has been made through the years,
and the conference, with a membership of
over 2,800, is financially strong. . . .
"Pastor Moulds was re-elected as president of the Victorian Conference."
Speech is the index of the mind.