Document 188235

Volume XLIII, No. 17
Oshawa, Ontario
August 30, 1974
A. N. How to Fill New Position
As General Secretary of the
Canadian Union Conference
By L. L. REILE, President
Canadian Union Conference
With work expanding and responsibilities increasing the Canadian Union Conference executive committee voted to increase
the staff of the Union headquarters office.
A. N. How, president of the British Columbia Conference,
has been called to fill a new office, that of General Secretary of
the Canadian Union. He will move to Oshawa to take up his
new post in September.
Elder How is a Canadian, born in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior
to becoming an Adventist he served in the Canadian Royal Navy,
attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He also worked
for the Alberta Railway Company.
After accepting the Three Angels' Messages he and his wife
moved to Lacombe, Alberta. Elder How entered denominational
work in 1949, first as a full-time literature evftngelist, then as
assistant secretary of the Publishing Department of the Alberta
Conference, later becoming the publishing secretary. This was
followed by his becoming the Book and Bible House manager.
Some time later he accepted the call to become secretary-treasurer of the British Columbia Conference.
Elder How went from British Columbia to Newfoundland as
their president until he was recalled to British Columbia to become president of the British Columbia Conference, which responsibility he carried until his recent call to the Canadian
Mrs. How, Frances, also born in Alberta, is a secretary by
profession, and has served efficiently in the various conferences
in which she and her husband have laboured.
The Hows have two sons. The elder, David, is controller in
the Columbia Customs Brokers of Vancouver, British Columbia.
The other, Fred, is married to the former Beverly Tetz, and
teaches at the Okanagan Academy in Rutland, British Columbia.
Elder A. W. Kaytor, president of the Alberta Conference,
will replace Elder How as the new president of the British Columbia Conference.
Youth Leaders' Convention to Be Held In Each Conference of the
Canadian Union
By WINSTON DE HAVEN, Youth Director, Canadian Union
The youth throughout the Canadian Union are really on fire
for the Lord. This is a day of action, and each of you should be
very pleased to know that our young people are anxious to
serve, rather than be served. As a result of this renewed interest in having a part in hastening the coming of the Lord, it
is imperative that we have youth leaders within our churches
who are trained and ready to serve the youth to the very best of
their ability. Therefore, we are scheduling Youth Leaders' Conventions in each one of the conferences at which time we are
inviting all of the MV leaders, the Pathfinder leaders, the pastors, and all laymen who are interested in preparing their lives
for better serving the youth of their church.
Each weekend will be packed full of fellowship, inspiration,
and training that will be beneficial to all who attend. So that
you can make plans for attending, the schedule is as follows:
September 27-29
January 6-8
British Columbia
January 24-26
January 31-February 2
February 7-9
February 14-16
February 21-23
March 7-9
Each weekend will begin with registration Friday afternoon
from 4-6 p.m., and will end with a farewell dinner at 12:30
on Sunday. We would be most pleased if each one would plan
to arrive on time for supper and stay by until the closing
You will be happy to note that at each of these meetings we
will have a representative from the Youth Department of the
General Conference. This will be a great opportunity for youth
leaders to be better prepared to serve in their churches.
Each person should plan to take his own bedding, and at
"bargain prices", — lodging and food will be furnished.
Watch for further details from your local youth director. The
important thing is that you PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE
Our dear Ellen G. White wrote, "With such an army of workers as our youth rightly trained might furnish, how soon the
message of a crucified, risen and soon-coming Saviour might be
carried to all the world."
The De Havens wish to thank scores of you for the fine hospitality which you showed to us as we travelled across Canada
visiting the Camp Meetings. It was a glorious privilege for us,
and we look forward to associating with the youth and pastors
and so many fine people here in the Canadian Union. Let us
all determine and pray that we will work together in such a
way that our heavenly Father will bless our efforts and His
coming might be hastened.
The Dangerous Aftermath
By GILBERT E. ANDERSEN, Director, Lay Evangelism, Canadian Union
Camp Meeting is over for another year, but what rich blessings we received. Many were heard to say, this is the best
Camp Meeting yet. The attendance was greater than ever before. All during the week the meetings were well attended and
again the Lord gave the rich showers of His grace through His
chosen instruments. The Holy Spirit was evidently working and
ministering to God's people.
After such rich blessings, what happens now when we return
to our homes? Here is the greatest danger — because a time of
spiritual enlightenment and blessings is always followed by a
time of spiritual stagnation and decline unless we are prepared
to meet it. The same is true of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
If the blessing is hoarded it is quickly lost. Did the disciples
stay in the upper room when the Holy Spirit was poured out
upon them? How could they? "The appearance of fire signified
the fervent zeal with which the apostles would labour, and the
power that would attend their work." — Acts of the Apostles,
p. 39.
The priests and rulers "had thought to find the apostles cowed
with fear under the strong hand of oppression and murder but
they find them lifted above all fear, and filled with the Spirit,
proclaiming with power the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth. They
hear them declaring with boldness that the One so recently
humiliated, derided, smitten by cruel hands, and crucified, is the
Prince of life, now exalted to the right hand of God." — Acts
of the Apostles p. 42.
The Holy Spirit not only fills a man, but sends him out to the
Lord's work! And the man who then continues to tarry in the
upper room does so at the peril of his own soul: for — what
was to him the greatest blessing will turn into spiritual death.
The "upper room" will always remain the place of private
devotion where we reach out by faith to receive from Jesus.
But he who does nothing but pray, will soon cease to pray.
Jesus sought the mountain solitudes to be with God, but having
received, He returned to the multitude to minister grace to
their needs. "Often He passed the entire night in prayer and
meditation, returning at daybreak to His work among the peo-
ple." — Desire of Ages, p. 260.
"Under the training of Christ, the disciples had been led to
feel their need of the Spirit. Under the Spirit's teaching, they
received the final qualification, and went forth to their lifework. No longer were they ignorant and uncultured. No longer
were they a collection of independent units or discordant, conflicting elements. No longer were their hopes set on worldly
greatness. They were of 'one accord,' of one heart and of one
soul.' Christ filled their thoughts; the advancement of His kingdom was their aim. In mind and character they had become
like their Master, and men 'took knowledge of them, that they
had been with Jesus.' " — Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.
Paul says "we have this treasure in earthern vessels, that the
excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." —
2 Corinthians 4:7.
"As His representatives among men, Christ does not choose
angels, who have never fallen, but human beings, men of like
passions with those they seek to save. Christ took upon Himself humanity, that He might reach humanity. Divinity needed
humanity; for it required both the divine and the human to
bring salvation to the world. Divinity needed humanity, that
humanity might afford a channel of communication between
God and man. So with the servants and messengers of
Christ. Man needs a power outside of and beyond himself, to
restore him to the likeness of God, and enable him to do the
work of God; but this does not make the human agency unessential. Humanity lays hold upon divine power, Christ dwells in
the heart by faith; and through co-operation with the divine, the
power of man becomes efficient for good." — Desire of Ages
296, 297.
"We are to be laborers together with the heavenly angels in
presenting Jesus to the world. With almost impatient eagerness
the angels wait for our co-operation; for man must ne the
channel to communicate with man. And when we give ourselves
to Christ in whole-hearted devotion, angels rejoice that they
may speak through our voices to reveal God's love." — Desire
of Ages, p. 297.
Official Organ of the CANADIAN UNION CONFERENCE of Seventh-day Adventists, Carl ICIam,
Editor; Pearl I. Browning, Associate Editor. President, L. L. Reile; Secretary-treasurer, Carl Klam.
Departmental Secretaries: Publishing, C. K. Okuno; Public Relations, Lay Activities, Sabbath
School, Radio-TV, W. E. Kuester; Education, P. W. Manuel; Public Affairs, D. L. Michael; Medical,
H. W. Gimbel, M.D. Issued semimonthly. Subscription price $2.00 a year. Second class mail
registration number 0912. Printed by Maracle Press Limited, Oshawa, Ontario.
The Church in Canada
By Union Conference President, L. L. Reile
As of June 30, 1974 the church membership figures in the conferences of the Canadian Union were recorded as follows:
British Columbia
Union Total
On the chart shown below you can see the baptismal results as
reported by the individual conferences. Our hearts are filled with
gratitude to God for His blessings as the church continues to grow.
We realize much greater blessings are available. Please pray earnestly,
daily, that many more will learn to love the Lord now. God wants to
finish His work on earth. It is our privilege to share in His closing
B. C.
Ontario —
New Church
for Iron Bridge
Ontario Conference of S.D.A.
Everybody was willing to help and the
new church at Iron Bridge seemed to become a reality overnight. The church is
beautifully finished and carpeted inside.
Outside, it not only has stairs but a ramp,
so that it is easily accessible to wheelchair patients.
Since opening day a number of people
who have lived in the neighbourhood of
the church have been coming out to services. The Vacation Bible School has been
a real success and a number of the children continue to make it a habit to come
to the Sabbath School. They plan to have
a Neighbourhood Story Hour each week.
The young people of the church are
very active in singing bands. They go to
one of the Senior Citizens' Homes in
nearby Thessalon. The last report indicated that they had about forty of the
senior citizens out to their program.
The Iron Bridge Church is preparing
the area for a full fledged evangelistic effort. They would like to see many join
with them in worship from Sabbath to
Voice of Prophecy
Sunday Broadcasts
VoL. 43, No. 17, AUGUST 30, 1974
Wide Area
KS JB 600 11:00 am
WMAQ 670 1:30 am
WNBC 660 12:30 am
CKPC 1380 10:30 pm
CHUC 1450 9:30 am
CKLC 1380 9:30 am
CKLC-FM 99.5 9:30 am
Kirkland Lake CJKL 560 7:30 am
Leamington CHYR 710 3.30 pm
New Liskeard CJTT 1230 7:30 am
CFCH 600 11:00 am
North Bay
CKLB 1350 8:30 am
(See Smith Falls)
Peterborough CKPT 1420 10:30 pm
Smith Falls
CJET 630 9:30 pm
Thunder Bay CKPR 580 9:30 am
CKPR-FM 94.3 9:30 am
CKGB 680 7:30 am
CKFH 1430 10:00 am
General Conference
President R. H. Pierson
Mrs. Pierson
Visit the
Oshawa-Toronto Area
of Ontario Conference
By Philip Moores
Ontario Conference President
The College Park Church congregation was indebted to the Branson Hospital School of Nursing
graduating class for the privilege of having R. H. Pierson, President of the General Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists as its guest speaker on Sabbath, August 3rd. President Pierson took the
morning worship service and also conducted a question and answer period for two hours in the
afternoon. The church members appreciated the fact that the president made himself available to
answer questions.
Saturday night the president and his wife enjoyed a sacred concert by talent from a number of
churches in downtown Toronto for the benefit of the Multi-lingual Center where the Portuguese
and the Hungarian people hold services. Pastor Henry Feyerabend was grateful for the surprise
appearance of the General Conference president. The president and his wife stayed to look over the
building after the program. Elder Pierson met with the Hungarian people and had a special prayer of
consecration in the Hungarian chapel. It was very late before he got away to get some rest before the graduation service the next day. Elder and Mrs. Pierson seemed to cherish every moment in the Toronto area because they met so many former friends from many countries of
Elder Pierson expressed the hope that he might go north and see the work there. When asked
how far north, he said, "To Hudson Bay." "You mean Moosonee?" "That will be fine. Do we have
any work up there?" "I regret to tell you no, but the conference treasurer has been after us to go to
that part of the world to distribute literature." "A good idea," said the General Conference president. "Let's get some SIGNS and do that!"
We hope the General Conference president can find time in his busy schedule to help us evangelize Moosonee. If he doesn't, I say, "Let us do it for him as soon as possible." We can do it by
seeing that a SIGNS OF THE TIMES is sent to every home in Moosonee. Some speak French and
some speak English. We have the addresses of a thousand people who live in that area and would
like three thousand dollars to see that the SIGNS goes to every home. If you would like to help
The President's Fund
with the project, mail your contribution to:
Box 520
Oshawa, Ont. L1H7M1
General Conference President R. H. Pierson and Mrs. Pierson on the left with Branson Hospital Administrator A. G. Rodgers and Mrs.
Rodgers standing in front of the North York Branson Hospital where Elder Pierson had just given the Commencement Address for the
graduates of the Branson School of Nursing. The graduation will be featured in the next issue of the CANADIAN UNION MESSENGER.
You are invited to:
A Panorama of Sights and Sounds
See it in Ontario at
Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
College Park Seventh-day Adventist Church
1164 King Street East
Oshawa, Ont.
Toronto Jr. Academy Auditorium
555 Finch Avenue West
Willowdale, Ont.
Perth Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church
243 Perth Avenue
Toronto, Ont.
London Seventh-day Adventist Church
180 Waterloo Street
London, Ont.
Windsor Seventh-day Adventist Church
5350 Haig Street
Windsor, Ont.
Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
and the producers of
Mission Spotlight
David Lonsdale Reaches
Investment Goal
By having friends pay 25c each to sign
their names on his grandmother's cast,
David's comment was "I could have lots
more names but grannie got the cast off."
David is eight years old and attends Mrs.
Atkins Primary Class, Ottawa Seventhday Adventist Church.
Vol.,. 43, No. 17, AUGUST 30, 1974
Hamilton Vacation Bible School
In spite of two other Vacation Bible
Schools held simultaneously in the area, our
attendance came to 88, out of which 49 children came from non-Adventist homes. An
enjoyable and profitable week (July 8-12)
terminated with the closing exercises on Friday night. Most of the children attended
and presented a short program consisting of
songs and a Bible Quiz for their parents. A
gift was presented to each child who wrote
a composition about VBS, and each family
represented received a copy of Steps to
As the parents viewed the craft display
there was opportunity to become acquainted
with them and hear their many appreciative
comments concerning our work. As a public
relations activity, VBS performs a special
function in establishing rapport in the community. But more than that, it helps to lead
people to Christ.
Each day a special guest was invited to participate in the opening exercises. John Blaney, Jr..
is shown with his display of sea shells on which
he gave a very interesting talk.
The lunch period was one of the daily highlights. Mrs. H. Kinney and Mrs. C. Hesketh are
seen passing out homemade cookies and fruit
Vacation Bible School at Kingsview Village
In summer when your time is free,
VBS is the place to be;
I'm just a visitor here, you see;
My mother said it's good for me.
In case you're wondering what we do,
I'll let you in and list a few;
There're arts and crafts, and music too,
And Bible lessons they're good for you.
You meet new friends and what is more,
VBS is not a bore;
There are prizes and awards galore;
That's something that's worth going for.
Alas, the end is very near;
As we leave we shed a tear,
I'll shout this loud so you all can hear;
Come to VBS with me next year!!!
The above poem was written by Renee
Nadeau, age 10, to qualify her for a special award offered by the Kingsview Village VBS to a child from the community.
This special award was a trip to Friendship Camp, July 21-July 25.
Teachers, Shanti Krishnasami, Mrs. Frank Juriansz, and Debbie Waylett help the kindergarten
class with activity books.
The dedicated staff, which included
both those who arrived each day and
those who contributed time and energy
during non-VBS hours, pray that the influence of VBS 1974 may extend from
this present world to the earth made new.
A Further Report
of the Bikeathon
Our camp equipment fund raising
ended across the Conference with a 50mile bikeathon for the young people July
1 at Camp Meeting. This Bikeathon
should net about $2000.00 with 45 people riding. However, much of the money
had not been collected for the ride, at last
report. One boy had sponsorships for over
$350.00. The Conference office secretaries
rode for a total of more than $500.00.
And the Conference M.V. Secretary rode
for about $180.00.
Next issue will carry a report of the
total fund raising effort and list of equipment purchased will be given.
Youth Activities
"Jesus did not suppress one word of
truth, but He uttered it always in love."
— "Steps to Christ," page 12.
Evangelism in Ontario
Renee Nadeau, the ten-year old who wrote the
above poem.
Pictures by Bev Connors
Pastor Lyle Pollett at the North Bay Crusade. He uses Black Light and two screens. It makes an
interesting and effective presentation.
Mr. Taylor observes Elizabeth, his daughter, and
Deanna as the juniors make plastic urns.
Three major Crusades have been in
progress this summer: Elder Orley Berg
in Hamilton; Elder Ron Halvorsen in Ottawa; Elder Lyle C. Pollett in North Bay.
Each of these men have local pastors
and laymen assisting them and all report
good decisions for Christ. By the time of
this printing, each will have had baptisms.
Our church members and pastors are rejoicing. God bless all the believers in Jesus
Communications Secretary
Report of Branson's Participation at the
Canadian Dietetic Association Convention
For several reasons, which altered the pre-planned program of, and difference between "Vegetarianism" and the Vegetarian
of Hosting C.D.A. Dietitians at the Branson Hospital June 20, Diet as is promoted and supported by the Seventh-day Adventist
1974, other arrangements were made by the Dietary Depart- Dietetic Association, and thus by the Dietary Department of
the Branson Hospital.
ment in order to provide an alternate service, and thus contribThis in itself has been necessary as a foundation on which
ute equally in the "Vegetarian Nutrition Education" expected
the Dietetic Association and the Department of Nutrition and
Sciences can construct, and further conduct education in this
Miss M. L. T. Gaffud and Mrs. Elsie Sokol spent the
entire day (June 20) at the Convention. A desk and a special field. Promotion by way of practical exposure will be necessary
sign denoting the Project was provided. Special announcements as the demand increases, for the use of meatless proteins, which
would of necessity replace meats.
were made previously, to inform the Dietitians of the availThis has been the second time that the Branson Hospital
ability of Consultations and Materials on the subject of VegDietary Department was able to comply and contribute acceptetable Proteins.
ably in this field of interest, in answer to an invitation by the
The "Special" Life and Health Magazine was made available,
Canadian Dietetic Association. We wish to gratefully acwhich presents the scientific evidence and its relationship to an
knowledge the authors of resource materials, which we used
acceptable balanced protein intake. Much printed materials were
as references in preparing scientific and statistical data, in order
prepared, which essentially, was to provide the nutritional data
to provide guidelines acceptable to Canadan standards, for use
and caloric value breakdown of meat analogs, as applied in the
by the Dietitians. Though we are pleased to have made these
use of menu planning. Possible modifications as well as diets
that are restricted in the use of variety analogs, were among contributions, we realize that there remains the continuous
need for further Community Health and Nutrition Education to
the data provided.
which many must give dedicated service, if the need is to be met.
It was a busy time, but more than 200 Dietitians were able
to receive information by discussions and printed materials. We
were pleased that nearly all Dietitians availed themselves of the
materials at hand (a small fee was charged to cover costs).
We feel satisfied that the program change (due to necessity)
did not distract any from the importance of the contribution
which was to be made. Many expressed their appreciation for
our making these materials available and also the possibility of
having numerous questions regarding the "Now In" meatless
diet idea.
Since June 15, 1971, when Dr. Nevin Scrimshaw alerted the
Dietitians of the challenge they would face in preparing for the
future changes to come in the style of eating — continual inquiries have come to the Dietary Department of the Branson
Hospital from across Canada.
At first we were requested to provide evidence of the validity
of a "Vegetarian Diet" — providing a balanced protein level,
as well as the nutritional adequacy of the diet such as the B6
and B12, iron, etc.
More recently, the trend of the inquiries was geared towards
availability of varieties, methods of preparation and application in therapeutic diets. In other words "SHOW US HOW!"
Many pages of printed materials have been made available
in answer to many inquiries from across Canada during the past
three years. We feel certain, and satisfied that the breakthrough
has come, and that sufficient verification has been given to clarify Miss M. L. T. Gaffud, Dietitian, and Mrs. E. Sokol, Food Service Director.
the doubts and fears of the oft-questioned vegetarian diet.
recently spent an entire day at the Canadian Dietetic Association Conven•
interested in the "Vegetariar
It was possible to provide the facts, which showed the logic tion, providing information to Dietitians
Do You Know?
If anyone has any information as to
the whereabouts of the following former
members of the College Park Church in
Oshawa, Ontario, please notify the
Church Secretary whose address is given
under this list.
Barker, Miss Catherine
Barker, Mr. Douglas
Foley, Mr. Reginald
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Godsoe, Mr. Clarence
Hanson, Mr. & Mrs. Harold
Henry, Mr. Ross
Hurren, Mr. & Mrs. John A.
Hutzkel, Mr. David
Issa, Mr. Nabil
Keys, Mr. & Mrs. A.
Kovaleu, Mr. Nick
Mandzuk, Mr. Darcey
McDermott, Miss Frances
Mitchell, Mrs. Marilyn
Northcott, Miss Helen
Presnal, Mr. Tom
Rhind, Mr. David
Scott, Mr. Harvey
Terry, Mr. Calvin
Thomas, Mr. Everton
Watts, Mr. Macon
Please notify
Church Secretary, College Park
Church, 1164 King St. E., Oshawa
Manitoba-Saskatchewan —
Manitoba-Saskatchewan Camp Meeting 1974
By STAN GALLANT, Conference Lay Activities Secretary
I do believe we have had one of our
best Camp Meetings as God's people met
together both in Saskatoon and Clear
Lake to rededicate their lives anew to
their Master. As the servants of the Lord
presented their timely messages every
meeting was well attended.
Sabbath School Workshop, taught by
Elder Rampton and the Lay Training
Course by Elder Weiss were most inspiring on how we as a people of God
need to press together and work together
to help many thirsting souls to know
Christ as their personal Saviour. May I
add, many precious moments were spent
in groups praying for the outpouring of
the Holy Spirit that we as a people may
move forward for the cause of God in the
finishing of His work upon this earth.
The climax of Clear Lake Camp Meeting in Manitoba on a Sabbath afternoon
was the scene of a beautiful baptism
where three young men as pictured dedicated their lives to the Lord to go with
Jesus all the way.
Lay members of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference, I want to encourage you to be faithful, and as you
prepare your heart for the coming of
Jesus, think of your neighbours and
friends and help them also to prepare for
Elder J. Doward, General Conference, speaking
to a group of young people who filled the chapel
during each meeting.
Ukrainian group that met at each meeting. Third from right in front
Samograd, second from left in front row, Pastor Koesitsin.
Left to right — Elder M. Roshak, Greater New
York Conference; Elder N. Ilchuk, Voice of
Prophecy; Elder S. J. Demchuk, retired in California, who brought spiritual blessings to our
Ukrainian-speaking members.
Baptism 1974 Clear Lake — Albert Chernipeski,
Elder Samograd, Randy Chernipeski, Elder S. H.
Gallant and Tom Liske.
South-west Manitoba ACT Progress Report
Recently in the MESSENGER a report
was given on the work and aims of the
two-man ACT team hired by the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference. Their
plan was to open the doors with the arm
of medical evangelism. Starting with
Listen Magazines for the health of the
body and progressing through small book312
lets on the health of the mind the two
young men, Norman Manweiler and Bill
Moore have come at this writing to introducing the people they have contacted
to the conversion set of study guides
Steps To Eternal Life, a six lesson course
using Today's English Version commonly
called Good News For Modern Man.
This course, similar in format to the other
gift Bible courses, leads the student to a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The response has been overwhelming.
This is the Lord's work; only your prayers
ascending with those of the workers involved will bring a rich harvest.
Another exciting part of the work cenCANADIAN UNION MESSENGER
tered in Melita, a town of just over 1,100,
was the Vacation Bible School. The VBS
run by the wives of the two young workers, Carmen Manweiler and Barbara
Moore, assisted by their husbands and
Mrs. Burgess, the pastor's wife from
Brandon, was a real success. The first
morning only nine were present, but by
the end of one week twenty-eight had
registered and were enjoying the creative
crafts and songs and stories. Twenty-two
were out the second day. At the graduation held Friday evening over twenty students were present and nearly as many
parents and friends, brothers and sisters.
The parents expressed sincere appreciation and many were willing to have their
children attend the follow-up Wednesday
morning Story Hour. Some very good
friends have been gained for the Church
through this ministry to children. Some
are already taking the Steps To Eternal
Pictured behind the graduating class left to right
in front of the hall where the VBS was held,
are: Carmen Manweiler, Norman Manweiler,
Barbara Moore, Bill Moore.
"The heathen systems of sacrifice were
a perversion of the system that God had
appointed." — "The Desire of Ages",
page 28.
Twenty-fifth Anniversary for the Soloniuks
Elder and Mrs. Soloniuk opening gifts given to
them by their friends.
The evening of July 2, a come-and-go
party was held at the home of Elder and
Mrs. Soloniuk when they celebrated their
25th Anniversary. Approximately 213
guests came to wish them well and happiness.
Elder and Mrs. Soloniuk have laboured
for the cause practically in all the conferences across Canada. They have endeared themselves to many people.
Wishes were expressed that they may
have many more happy years together as
Left to right: Glenda Soloniuk, daughter, Mrs. W. Soloniuk, Elder W. Soloniuk, Gaylene Soloniuk,
daughter, Mrs. Getha Manhen, daughter from Walla Walla College and Mrs. G. Soloniuk, Oshawa,
Ontario, mother of Elder Soloniuk.
they shoulder the work of God within
their conference.
Gifts that were received by the couple
were very much appreciated and many
thanks were expressed. In his speech,
Elder Soloniuk reminded us of the wonderful gift given by God Himself which
was His Son. He also said, pray that it
may not be long and that the work of
God may soon be finished and soon we
will be in the kingdom. May God help
each one to be faithful.
Lay Activities Secretary
Evangelism at Hudson Bay
The good times started when Pastor
Michaels held Evangelism in Porcupine
Plains. The effort there didn't meet with
much success. So the effort was moved to
Hudson Bay where it blossomed into success and so far five have been baptized.
The people who came to the Hudson Bay
effort are people who were brought in by
literature evangelist Nick Matiko. We are
thankful for the working of the Lord
through Brother Matiko. And it shows
that the literature evangelist is still needed
in the work of God. During the effort the
opportunity came to have a child dedicaVoL. 43, No. 17, AUGUST 30, 1974
tion, where fifteen lovely children and infants were given to the Lord to do His
service. An expectant mother requested
her unborn child to be given to the Lord.
Spiritual guardians were assigned to each
and every child.
More pictures
Literature Evangelist Nick Matiko with people
he worked with. Nick Matiko is in centre of
back row.
for Hudson Bay Evangelism
on next page.
Hudson Bay Evangelism — (continued)
Pastor Michaels with Evangelism at Hudson Bay.
Elder Lloyd Erickson with baptismal candidates.
Child Dedication at Hudson Bay.
. . . News From Canora . .
deer. They also enjoyed Sabbath worship
under the skies. We thank the Lord that
we had the opportunity to work with
these children and it was a safe campout
with no one injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Genowey
The Canora Dorcas Society was blessed
with a substantial gift given to them by
merchants of the town, Mr. and Mrs.
Genowey, which amounted to over
$3,000.00 in new clothing. A hearty
thanks to the Genoweys from the Canora
June 22nd turned out to be a beautiful
Sabbath day at Lake Nelson. The day
outing was sponsored by the Hazel Dell
Church. An investiture service was held.
Children who participated, all from the
Canora Church, were prepared for investiture by Brother and Sister Michaels
and the Pathfinder staff. One adult was
invested as Master Guide. The service
was held by Elder Lloyd Erickson.
The month of June brought beautiful
weather to Saskatchewan, and with the
good weather came the opportunity for
the Hudson Bay and Canora Pathfinder
clubs to go on a campout, under the
direction of Yves Le Blanc and Mrs.
Michaels. The nights spent in tents
were below freezing, the days were hot,
sunny and beautiful. The twenty-two children that went on the campout found that
the beautiful clean air of the country increased their appetites one-hundred fold.
They were taught to build pit fires and to
cook their food on them. The young people were excited when they were shown
the tracks of moose, fox, bear, wolves and
Hudson Bay Pathfinder director Yves Le Blanc
at campout.
Investiture Service.
Smoke gets in your eyes — young people at
Mrs. Michaels, Pathfinder director, Canora.
"However small your talent, God has a
place for it. That one talent, wisely used, will
accomplish its appointed work. By faithfulness in little duties, we are to work on the
plan of addition, and God will work for us
on the plan of multiplication."—"Christ's
Object Lessons," p. 360.
Diamond Wedding
Brandon Baby Dedication
Randy Scott Wiebe, son of Pastor and
Mrs. Ken Wiebe, was dedicated to the
Lord at the Sabbath service hour July 27,
1974. Pastor Wiebe and his family on
vacation from their pastorate in Harriston, Owen Sound, Ontario, were visiting
Pastor Wiebe's parents and sister at Brandon and wished to have their second child,
six-month-old Randy dedicated in the
presence of those with whom he had once
held membership.
Left to right: Pastor Ken Wiebe, his wife Vera,
son Randy and Pastor Jim Burgess.
Alberta —
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Holm, Watrous, Saskatchewan.
Many relatives and friends were pleased
to honour Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Holm, Watrous, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, June 30, 1974. A
Come-and-Go Tea was held in the afternoon at the Lutheran Church basement
hall where over 160 guests were received.
Mr. Holm, a native of Norway, came
to the U.S.A. at the age of seven where
his parents farmed in North Dakota.
Later they homesteaded at Watrous.
Mrs. Holm was born in Minnesota,
U.S.A. and with her parents who originally came from Norway, moved to Craik,
Saskatchewan, and homesteaded.
Mr. and Mrs. Holm were married at
Craik in 1914. They established their
home in the farming community of Watrous and three daughters and one son
came to bless this happy home. Mrs.
Holm accepted the Advent message in
1946 and Mr. Holm became a member
of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in
A delicious supper was held in the
Recreation Hall at Manitou Beach where
110 relatives and a few close friends from
far and near gathered. The program that
followed was a huge success and was enjoyed by all who came. Two little greatgranddaughters presented this honoured
couple each with a Bible.
Congratulatory messages were received
from the Queen; the Prime Minister of
Canada; the Premier of Saskatchewan;
the local M.P. and M.L.A.; and the President of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
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30, 1974
The Girl Who Lost 85 Pounds
Bev, a young mother grossly overweight, attended Fascinating Womanhood
class tor the entire eight-week'session. At
the close of the last meeting I could see
her lingering and trying to get close
enough to speak to me. When her chance
came she took a deep breath and said:
"You've changed my whole life! You've
saved my marriage, and tomorrow I'm
starting on a diet. I've already seen the
Then unfolded a story of young love,
rosy dreams, three children, and a gradual deterioration of marriage until there
"was nothing left" to use her own words.
She and her husband rarely spoke to each
other. He was rarely at home, spending
most of every night chasing around. She
spotted the Fascinating Womanhood book
on the coffee table of a friend and attended the next session. She said the first
week she sat there literally fascinated but
weeping within. Every week as she attended she saw herself in everything that
was said. She examined herself very carefully. She said that most women do a few
things wrong but she did everything
AFTER. Nancy presenting Bev with
her graduation certificate.
wrong! Everything that I said not to do
she was doing. By the end of the eightweek course she gave a beautiful testimonial on how happy things were getting around their house. Her husband was
no longer staying out nights. They would
sit and talk by the hour of their hopes
and dreams for the future.
I'm used to seeing marriages saved
through the Fascinating Womanhood program but I hadn't had anyone before
vow to go on a diet. I checked with her
a couple of months later and she had lost
about 30 pounds. That Fall when she repeated the course she had lost over 50
pounds. Week by week we cheered her
on toward her goal. In the Spring, a year
after she first began Fascinating Womanhood, she enrolled in the advanced course,
Successful Fulfilled Womanhood, and by
graduation day she had achieved her goal
— 86 solid pounds lost and gone forever,
we hope!
"The requirements of God must be
brought home to the conscience. Men and
women must be awakened to the duty of
self-mastery, the need of purity, freedom
from very depraving appetite and defiling
habit. They need to be impressed with
the fact that all their powers of mind and
body are the gift of God and are to be
preserved in the best possible condition
for His service." — Counsels on Diets
and Foods, page 458.
Director of Family Life Education
Alberta Conference of S.D.A.
Calgary, Alberta
Youth Camp Meeting Program
By M. S. GRAHAM, Alberta Conference MV Secretary
NEW LIFE IN CHRIST was the theme
of the Youth Camp Meeting program.
The theme, prepared by the ACT volunteers, was displayed in large fluorescent
letters across the front of the youth auditorium. It was evident also in the lives
of a goodly number of youth from
throughout the Conference as they participated in early morning worship, discussion and Bible study hour and the daily
11 a.m. services conducted by visiting
speakers including Elder A. Mazat of the
Signs of the Times, Elder C. Williams
missionary from the Far East, Elder Mike
Jones, editor of Insight magazine, and
Elder Winston De Haven, newly appointed Canadian MV Secretary.
Friday and Sabbath, July 12 and 13,
the youth were privileged to have Elder
John Hancock, our World Youth Leader
from the General Conference present to
speak in the youth auditorium as well as
in the main Camp Meeting auditorium.
One of the high lights of Camp Meeting was the Sabbath afternoon baptism
conducted by Elder L. Tucker of the
"Quiet Hour" radio broadcast, in which
a number of young people publicly confessed their new faith in Christ and rose
to new life in Him.
The youth program which also included
nature hikes, recreation activities such as
volley ball and swimming, and afternoon
visitation in the surrounding community
was conducted by M. Graham, D. Yancey, D. Jackson, and M. Pond. ACT
members Helen Northcott, Iris Cooke,
Irma Hands, Loritha Graham, Raylene
Littman, Dianne Simmons, Joan Sayler,
Dianne Lamming, Gayle Rusnak, along
with Warren Windels and theology students Klaus and Reiner from Germany
participated in the programs and acted
as custodians, dining room hostesses, etc.,
during Camp Meeting.
Excellent Sabbath School programs
were presented by the Calgary and Edmonton youth groups under the leadership of Doug Will and Brian Leavitt and
Grantley Ford.
Lesson study in Youth Auditorium on Sabbath.
Youth Auditorium at SDA Camp, Alberta
Mrs. Pat Anderson, Director of the Sedgewick, Alberta Vacation Bible
School, as she directs the school of close to 100 children as they sing.
Mrs. Reg Charles, Director of the Stettler, Alberta Vacation Bible School,
as she listens to a group of young people recite all of their memory verses.
This school was organized by Mrs. Tom Kay with an average attendance
of around 60 children.
Alberta Junior Camp Program
Immediately following Camp Meeting,
over 100 juniors from throughout the
Conference participated in the Junior
Camp program, July 14-21. A variety
of crafts, nature study topics, recreational
activities, and devotional programs were
Camping programs provide opportunity
for children and youth of the church to
widen their circle of acquaintances among
their peers within the church. In addition,
SDA principles and philosophy are taught
and put into practice in an enjoyable atmosphere which demonstrates to our
youth that the Christian life can be happy,
enjoyable, and rewarding. We wish to express our thanks to parents who support
the MV camping program and who send
their children to such camps. A special
thanks to the volunteers who helped counsel and taught crafts, etc.
A growing interest is shown in the
Friendship Camp concept as pastors and
members from throughout the Conference brought forty-five campers to the
campgrounds for a week-long program,
July 24-30. Sponsored by the Lay Activities Department, the Friendship Camp
provides opportunity to non-SDA children to enjoy all the programs provided
for our own children.
Campers are basically juniors who have
been attending Sabbath School, Branch
Sabbath Schools, Community Story Hours
Friendship campers participating in morning prayer bands.
or other share-your-faith programs conducted by SDA members or churches. As
well as enjoying good SDA food prepared by camp cook Mrs. Vlug and her
helpers and participating in the regular
work program, crafts, nature study and
recreation programs, these campers also
took part in prayer bands, learned memory verses and participated in Sabbath
School and Church activities.
We wish to express a sincere Thank
You to all who brought campers this
year and trust that all districts will participate in this worthwhile evangelistic
program next year.
Campers on the way to morning flag raising.
British Columbia —
Report from the Surrey Church
The Surrey Antler Pathfinder Club, organized last fall, has been active all year.
They have seventeen members. They have
had many activities: hikes, bicycle trips
and camping in addition to crafts every
Wednesday night. At Easter we joined the
Westminster Thunderbird Pathfinder Club
at Hope for a wonderful weekend. The
weekend of May 17-19 we went to Oliver
to the B.C. Pathfinder Fair where we won
a Four-Star trophy. On Sabbath, May 25,
we participated in the Investiture Service
at the Youth Rally in Vancouver. On June
15 we had another Investiture Service in
Surrey during the 11:00 o'clock worship
service. We had nine Friends, eight Trail
Friends, two Explorers, five Pioneer Explorers, four Rangers, four Wilderness
Rangers and one Guide invested. In addition, the Pathfinders earned about seventy-five MV Honours in baking, cycling,
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hiking, swimming, plastics and basketry.
We also started on archery and edible
plants and expect to complete those this
coming year. Our new directors are:
Brother W. Kuppers, director; Brother R.
Wilgress and Sister W. Bergey, deputydirector.
Our church has also been active and is
planning further missionary outreach this
coming year. We do not have our own
building but are renting "Christ the King"
Lutheran Church, 1338 - 104 Avenue,
Surrey, B.C.
This past spring we had Brother Bill
Dull, President of the Silver Hills Missionary Institute (self-supporting Seventh-day
Adventist school in B.C.), speak to us
during the 11 o'clock Sabbath service and
that afternoon talk to us on health and
right living. He showed us specimens of a
heart, lungs, stomach, etc., and how un-
healthful eating and living practices damaged them. Then from May 5-9 at the
Mary Jane Shannon Junior Secondary
School we conducted a Five-day Plan to
Stop Smoking. The average attendance
was eighteen. The folks really appreciated
that we were able to help them overcome
this terrible smoking habit. From July 29
to August 3 we will be having a Vacation
Bible School at the Guildford Park Community School (formerly Mary Jane Shannon Junior Secondary School), and in the
fall and winter two more Five-day Plans
to Stop Smoking, each followed by a 6week healthful cooking school, will be
conducted. In addition, the members have
their individual witnessing program to
finish the work. Let us all do our part to
finish the work so that the Lord will come
and we can go home with Him for eternity.
Farewell for the Hows
By W. W. ROGERS, Communications Secretary, B.C. Conference
Conference workers held a farewell
program for the Hows on July 10 at the
campground in Hope. Following refreshments, an evening program of speeches,
songs and reminiscing was conducted.
Pictured on the right is the farewell gift
presented by the staff. It was a specially
painted picture of an Alert Bay totem
pole by Helen White.
A remembrance book of pictures and
happy memories was also given, each
conference worker contributing one page.
Fellow workers and church members
wish Elder and Mrs. How God's richest
blessing as they move to Oshawa, Ontario.
Brother How is the new Secretary of the
Canadian Union Conference of SDA.
Elder and Mrs. A. N. How.
A. W. Kaytor, New President for British Columbia
On August 1, 1974, A. W. Kaytor assumed responsibilities
as president of the British Columbia Conference of Seventh-day
Adventists. Previously, he had been president of the Alberta
Conference for eight years. Before that Brother Kaytor had
served as hospital administrator, departmental secretary and
pastor. This varied background will be a real asset in his
conference leadership.
British Columbia extends a warm welcome to Sister Kaytor
and Lyn as well. Lyn is featured in a book just published, Born
to Live.
A. N. How, former president of B.C. has been elected
Secretary of the Canadian Union Conference. He and Sister
How will be moving to Oshawa, Ontario.
W. W. ROGERS, Communications Secretary
British Columbia Conference
rlivianina riracirlartt A N Hrtur harsrlina +ha rhairrnarl'a
env.", to int.nrninaa•
president, A. W. Kaytor.
Golden Wedding
Horsefly Voice of Youth Meetings
BERT WILLIAMS, Youth Pastor, Williams Lake
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spenst
Brother and Sister Henry Spenst came
from Russia and settled at Rosthern, Saskatchewan, May 1, 1930. They farmed
there until 1946 when they moved to
Debden, Saskatchewan. After seven years
there, they moved to B.C.
They accepted the Third Angel's Message in 1932 when Elder Sam Reile held
evangelistic meetings in Rosthern. They
had twelve children, ten of whom are
living. They are: Elizabeth Shearer,
Grants Pass, Oregon; Henry Spenst, Lacombe, Alberta; Mary Nations, Walla
Walla, Washington; Kay Zachary, Lacombe, Alberta; Dr. Arthur Spenst, teaching at Loma Linda, California; Dr. Helmuth Spenst, dentist at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Hilda Welygon, Lacombe, Alberta; Elsie Schwartz, Castlegar, B.C.;
Nettie Gill, Marystown, Newfoundland;
Erna Wirene, San Francisco, California.
They have thirty grandchildren.
All were present at the celebration except Nettie, wife of Pastor Victor Gill.
She had been visiting her parents previously. All the children are members of
God's remnant church.
Also present for the happy occasion
were Sister Spenst's brother, Jacob Wiebe,
from Danube, California, and a nephew,
Henry Spenst, and his family recently
from Brazil.
Open house was held in the Rutland
Centennial Hall with many church members and friends dropping in to congratulate this fine couple.
The Christian Heirs group: Back row — Bert Williams (director), Gline Thompson, Harvey Rexius,
Derek Thompson, John Mash, Ivan Chamberlain, Dennis Long, Mark Huber, Robbie McNab, Dave
Carley. Front row — Helen Saylor, Anna Onken, Dada Ritchey, Donna Williams, Kathy Bouma,
Lorraine Bouma, Lisa Routley, Linda Mash, Val Rexius, Susan Chamberlain, Tina Astleford, Marilyn
Long, Joyce Bonlie (pianist), Gladys Erickson.
For ten weeks during March, April,
and May the youth of the Williams Lake
Church held a series of Voice of Youth
meetings in Horsefly, a small community
about forty-five miles from Williams
Lake. In the course of the ten meetings
there were twenty-one youth speakers.
Some of them spoke on more than one
evening. In addition to this, many others
were involved in visiting, music, organization, etc. Our youth singing group,
Christian Heirs, provided music at several
of the meetings. Most important, five
Junior-age children and three adults said
they would like to study more. Bible
studies will be started soon.
But the blessing from such an outreach
cannot be compiled and recorded in a
record book somewhere. We learned what
it means to do something for the Lord
even if one doesn't really feel like it at
the moment. We learned to trust that God
is leading even when only two people
show up. We had the joy of seeing tears
in people's eyes because God talked
through us. We had the joy of making
friends with people we'd never met before and then praying for them. The Lord
didn't give us a gigantic task. He didn't
bring masses of people to our meetings
every week. But He did give us a job to
do. And He really blessed us.
Donna and Bert Williams celebrate in the home
of Pastor and Mrs. Harold Dawes. This young
couple interrupted their school program at PUC
to join our church program and work for the
youth of our church. We are indeed sorry to see
them leave.
"We cannot earn salvation, but we are to seek for it with as much interest and perseverance as though we would abandon everything in the world for it."—"Christ's Object
Lessons," pages 116, 117.
VoL. 43, No. 17, AUGUST 30, 1974
Mission Undertaken in Mission City
Pastors T. R. Knoll and E. L. Stewart with the newly baptized members
in Mission City, British Columbia.
Recently, the evangelistic team for British Columbia conducted a Bible Seminar in Mission City, British Columbia.
Mission City is a small town nestled on the banks of the Fraser
River in the shadows of Mt. Baker and in the heart of the
Fraser Valley. The prayers of the faithful believers there were
answered when on many nights the church was nearly filled
to capacity. The many petitions for the outpouring of the Spirit
were uruugnt to run trunion when the Lord added to the number of the remnant through baptism. Many of the established
members testified that their faith had been strengthened while
families were united in the Lord and others found security with
their Lord for the 1st time. The church rejoiced as fourteen
were baptized and nearly as many more are preparing to take
this step with their Lord.
The seminar was conducted by British Columbia Conference
Evangelist, T. R. Knoll. Each night the people were also inspired
by the message in music presented by Pastor and Mrs. E. L.
Stewart, the district pastor and wife. The great success of the
meetings came largely because of the meticulous preparation
conducted by the pastor and the people under the direction of
the Spirit. The spirit of harmony, conviction and team effort
between pastor and laymen as found in Mission City is the same
spirit needed to finish the gospel commission around the world.
T. R. KNOLL, Evangelist
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
the signs that herald our Lord's soon
The Friesens have four children. Harold is now an evangelist in Texas and
New Mexico. Anne (Mrs. Robert Small)
teaches in Cariboo Junior Academy in
Williams Lake. Marge (Mrs. L. Neufeld)
is a dental assistant in Williams Lake.
Glen is an employee for Jacobson
Brothers Mill.
Some friends and relatives gathered at
Glen and Eleanor's home on June 6 in
honour of this joyous occasion. They are
wished much happiness as they' continue
their lives together.
MRS. M. HUBER, PR Secretary
Williams Lake Church
Okanagan Academy VBS
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Friesen celebrate their 50th
Anniversary among their family and friends at
Williams Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Friesen of Waldheim, Saskatchewan, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at the home of
their son, Glen, who lives in Williams
Mr. Friesen was born and raised in
Saskatchewan while his wife was born in
Manitoba. Except for a few moves to
towns nearby, they have spent their lives
in Waldheim. Their children have been
raised iri the blessed hope and rejoice at
Another successful Vacation Bible School
was held at the Okanagan Academy, Rutland, B.C., from July 1-5 with almost a
hundred children in attendance. Of this
number, approximately 75 percent were
from non-Adventist homes.
The good turnout of parents at the closing
program testified to the interest in this community service.
To follow up, a children's hour consisting
of songs, stories, Bible studies, nature nuggets and crafts, is being conducted each
Sunday morning at the Okanagan Academy.
We pray that this work may eventually
bring forth some fruit for God's Kingdom.
Rutland PR Department
A Possible Change
Coming for Pitcairn
Island ? ?
Glendale, Calif. — A little band of descendants of mutineers on Pitcairn Island
in the South Pacific have turned away
from efforts of the United Nations to declare them "free, independent and self
A United Nations General Assembly
Resolution has recommended "to the General Assembly the most appropriate methods, and also the steps to be taken to
enable the populations of these territories
(17 in the Pacific and Caribbean regions
including Pitcairn), to exercise fully and
without further delay their right to selfdetermination and independence."
The Resolution was drafted by the
U.N. Subcommittee of the Special Committee of 24 on Decolonization.
By short-wave radio today to the Voice
of Prophecy, international radio production centre of the 2.3-million member
Seventh-day Adventist faith, located here
(at 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive), Tom
Christian of Pitcairn Island indicated that
islanders have no interest in breaking
away from Great Britain.
Indeed, he points out that finding out
what the Pitcairners want should be a simple thing. Actually, the United Nations
could ship all 66 of them to U.N. headquarters in New York. There in the U.N.
Building the Pitcairners would have ample opportunity to push their sentiments
about self rule. Christian adds that this
would be an excellent opening for the
Pitcairn population to sell their souvenirs,
stamps, handicrafts and other items to the
delegates and staffs.
Also on the listing in the U.N. Resolution are the Solomons, New Hebrides,
American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S.
Trust Territory of Mikronesia among
The little island which has no jails or
police force, and is governed by an Island
Council, has been grateful for help and
beneficial leadership provided by the British government.
"There is no declaration of independence here," says Christian, who frequently
corresponds with the U.S. by short wave
Christian reports that plans are proceeding for wind generators to be installed
on the island. They will help ease the fuel
shortage which has been felt. These are
now in New Zealand and will shortly be
shipped by naval vessel to Pitcairn. Chris-
tian and the islanders will install the
wind generators themselves.
Funds for the generators were raised
by friends of Pitcairn in the United States
who are interested to help the islanders
with their fuel shortage problems. Between Panama and New Zealand, Pitcairn
is 5,000 miles from the U.S. and 3,000
miles from its British government in
Auckland, New Zealand. Further information: Gordon Dalrymple, P10, The
Voice of Prophecy, Phone (213) 2434266, or home (805) 498-6124.
Is There a University, College or High School Campus
Near You? If So It Offers a Challenge!
Damon Wall was a freshman at Cal
State, Fullerton College, Fullerton, California. His philosophy: Agnostic. His
major interest: Discovering the meaning
of life.
Young Wall had never attended a worship service in his life. Nor had he experienced close family ties.
Then Joe and Nancy Jerus, on the staff
of Wayout campus ministry, approached
him. They shared with him the glad news
of Jesus Christ. They gave him "The
Wayout Trip", "What Happens After the
Revolution?" and a Gospel of John.
Damon carefully studied the Wayout
materials and read selected portions of
John. The conviction drove home that
Christ was the Son of God. The college
student accepted Him as Lord and Saviour.
Damon became a part of the Wayout
campus ministry rap group at Cal State,
Fullerton composed of several Christian
students. Purpose of the rap group: To
help students who recently made a commitment to Christ to grow in Him.
Group materials included Wayout High
Way Scenes, and an outline of how to be
successful in a new experience in Christ.
Damon Wall
Damon comments: The High Way
Scenes were excellent. They made clear
all of the basic principles of the Christian
life, and I received a firm foundation
upon which to grow. They were easy to
understand and made spiritual concepts
simple to grasp."
Damon expresses appreciation to members of the Wayout campus ministry team
including Paul Jensen, Joe Jerus, and
their wives.
After six months of fellowship with the
Wayout team, he began to attend the
Garden Grove Seventh-day Adventist
Church. The year of attendance and study
were climaxed by baptism by the pastor,
Norman Versteeg.
Today Damon is an active member of
the church and is sharing with others the
glad news of Christ.
Says he: "The most important decision
I have made in my life was that of receiving Christ as Saviour. The Seventhday Adventist Church has helped me significantly in understanding the Word of
God and my relationship to my Saviour."
Doug Pond, director of the Wayout
ministry, suggests: "Is there a college or
university campus near you? A high
school? Should you and your church
launch a Wayout ministry?
"Why not write to Wayout ministry,
P.O. Box 2828, Hollywood, California
90028 for information on reaching young
people with the glad news of Christ and
His love. The Wayout materials speak
youth language in a compelling and convincing way."
Publications Relations
All Conferences Please Note
We are asking that ONLY black and white photos be sent to the Canadian
Union Messenger. Colour pictures do not reproduce well for printing, so if
you send a colour picture it may not appear in the Messenger. Your co-operation
will be appreciated. Thank you. — Editors.
43, No. 17, AUGUST 30, 1974
Kiwanis and College Join in "Milk
for Orphans" Project
Recently the officers and members of
the Seoul Kiwanis Club held an impressive "moo-in" ceremony on the campus
of Korean Union College. The occasion
was the establishing of a joint CollegeKiwanis "milk for orphans" project. Bob
Burgess, a professor at Korean Union
College and a ten-year member of Kiwanis International, originated the project
with the help of his friends in the Montavilla and Sunnyside Kiwanis Clubs of
Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Kiwanis Clubs liked the
joint project proposed by Burgess, their
former member. They organized and sold
tickets for a delicious Chinese Supper,
which raised $1,000 as a gift for the
"Korean Kiwanis Kow." The "Kiwanis
Kow" will be housed and cared for by
the Korean Union College dairy and the
milk will be given to orphans and underprivileged children.
The motto of Kiwanis International is
"We Build." In Korea they are building
better bodies for Korean orphans.
Seoul Club members celebrate Seoul-Portland "Kiwanis Kow" project. College farm manager George
Haley is standing to right of cow, and next to Bob Burgess, to the left of the cow, is Seoul Glut
president, Judge Kwon.
NOTE — Bob Burgess is a Canadian, a former student of Kingsway College, Oshawa.
A New Declaration of Principles
From the Editors of INSIGHT
The editors of INSIGHT would like to share with you a Declaration of Principles by
which they will attempt to prepare each issue of this magazine. The Declaration resulted
from a day of prayer and spiritual fellowship spent recently by the staff in the beautiful
mountains of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
1. We believe that INSIGHT must become a
crucial magazine. We believe that time is
important because there is very little left.
Therefore, we are going to talk about
what we believe to be most important—
becoming personally acquainted with
Jesus Christ and living in the 1970's as
He lived 2000 years ago.
2. We will attempt to accomplish this objective through a blend of articles dedicated not to decrying problems, but to
solving them. We believe that a relationship with Jesus is the starting point for
anyone seeking answers to such problems
as finding meaning in the church, choosing wisely a life companion, and in learning what vocation God would have one
3. We believe that INSIGHT must be an
intensely practical magazine. Since we
take seriously the Bible and Spirit of
Prophecy counsel that the return of Jesus
is imminent, we will write on such vital
topics as the latter rain, how to develop
an exciting prayer life, getting real victory
over real sin, the power of surrender,
saving a troubled marriage, how to really
enjoy the Sabbath, getting ready for
Christ's second coming, and witnessing
with power.
4. Regarding issues and causes, we believe
that Adventist youth today are confronted
with countless causes such as ecology,
social reform, consumerism, women's liberation, and others. But important as
these issues are, we are convicted that
INSIGHT's one overriding cause should
be Jesus Christ. This does not mean we
will ignore other important issues, but
rather, with Christ's help, we will try to
handle these issues with balance and
5. Simplicity is a quality we will strive for
increasingly both in our art and in our
editorial fare. We do not equate simplicity
with simple-mindedness. We equate it
with power. Ellen White's angel once told
her that the moment she adapted her
simply-stated messages to meet the minds
of any, they would lose their power.
6. We wish to underscore the fact that
INSIGHT is an international magazine
for the international youth of an international church. We will increasingly
seek news and articles from around the
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SILVESTER—Reg Silvester was born May 8,
1970 in Kelowna, B.C. and met his untimely
death, June 21 in a private swimming pool.
During his four years of life, Reg loved
Sabbath School and enjoyed repeating the
memory verse and singing Sabbath hymns.
Left to mourn are: his mother, Barbara,
father, Len, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Silvester and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tataryn, also
a host of aunts and uncles and cousins.
The little loved one was laid to rest with the
assurance that on the resurrection morning the
angel will bear him to his mother's arms.
STAN GALLANT, Lay Activities
BROWN—Cecil Gordon Brown was born in
Camden Gore, Ontario, on February 8, 1911, to
Bertha and Wesley Brown. He was a student of
Oshawa Missionary College in Oshawa, Ontario,
graduating in 1928.
Brother Brown joined the Sarnia Seventhday Adventist Church December 19, 1970. He
passed to his rest in Bestview Lodge on Wednesday, April 3, at the age of 63. He is survived
by three sisters: Mrs. Myrtle Laidlaw of Sarnia,
Ontario; Mrs. Beatrice Johanson of Chicago,
Ill.; and Mrs. Beula McIntosh of Windsor,
Ontario. He was predeceased by a brother,
Leland Brown.
Brother Brown awaits the coming of Christ
in Dresden Cemetery. The funeral service was
conducted by Pastor R. G. Christiansen and
Brother Alf Wood.
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Aug. 30(2)
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Sherwood Park Nursing Home has an opening for a general maintenance man, capable
of assuming full responsibility for the maintenance program at the institution. Applicants should have a definite mechanical aptitude and some experience in thin fields of
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Contact: The Administrator
Sherwood Park Nursing Home
2020 Brentwood Boulevard
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Phone: (403) 467-2281
July 30(5)
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applicants are also welcomed. On the job
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Sherwood Park Nursing Home
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Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Annual Convention of Nursing Homes
In Three Western Provinces
By S. H. GALLANT, Secretary Public Relations, Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference
This program was held May 11-12 in
Winnipeg. The main purpose of a gettogether of this nature is to get all our departmental heads together to study ways
and means how we as a people can become effective in helping others. Not only
helping in their physical needs, but also
to reach into the hearts of the people we
serve and fill their spiritual needs. Each
of the administrators of the nursing
homes, Park Manor and West Park
Manor in Winnipeg, Sunnyside Nursing
Home in Saskatoon, Swift Current Nursing Home in Swift Current and also our
guests from Sherwood Park Nursing
Home in Edmonton brought their departmental heads to exchange thoughts,
plans and ideas that in turn each home
may be stronger and more effective for
the cause of God.
Our guests were: Mrs. E. Sokol, dietitian of North York Branson Hospital,
Toronto, Ontario. She gave a presentation
on healthful living and how important it
is to each of our guests in our nursing
homes. Also, each of our employees
should shoulder the program and be
good examples. Dr. H. Gimble, health
secretary for the Canadian Union Conference spoke of the importance of preparing and eating the right kind of food
in order that our minds may be clear and
association with our heavenly Father may
be in perfect harmony.
Two days of panel discussions, business
meetings, reports given, made each of
those attending feel that it was very profitable time spent. An action was taken at
the close that we should have another of
such a nature in the very near future. We
want to thank brother Allan Fowler and
his associates of Alberta for being our
guests and helping to make this program
a success.
Elder and Mrs. Bill Kennedy, Pastor of Winnipeg
English Church, look very contented — a good
program and a good meal.•
Administrators of the following Nursing Homes, left to right, Brother Allan Fowler — Sherwood
Park Nursing Home, Edmonton Alberta; D. C. Heinrichs — Sunnyside Nursing Home, Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan; Ken Reimche — Swift Current Nursing Home, Swift Current, Saskatchewan; B. P.
Skoretz — Park Manor Personal Care Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ed Gallant — West Park Manor
Personal Care Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Elder W. G. Soloniuk, Conference President and Sister Yvonne Mohagen, Director of Nursing for
Swift Current Nursing Home, are discussing how we can be more effective in soul winning
through our medical institutions.
Part of the group that attended the annual convention held in Winnipeg where Park Manor and
West Park Manor played as host to their sister Nursing Homes.