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									                 These lights — billions of them —
are a visible expression of innate wishes of
well-meaning people.
                   Although the brightness of
Christmas is oft-ti'fnes blurred by glamour and
glitter, the gift of the "true light of the world"
shines through.
                   The soft, warm glow of Christmas
lights provides a mood for thought and reflection.
There are so many good things that happen
everywhere — thoughtful deeds, remembrances,
kind expressions, personal attention, gratitude,
love and affection.
                  Happy Holidays!
                                                                                                  ing besides providing necessary facilities for use by the
                                                                                                  students. With this in mind, funds have been raised by
                                                                                                  receiving two special offerings annually in the churches.
     CAROLI                                                                                           The first stage was the building of an auditorium which
                                                                                                  also serves as a gymnasium for the students during cold
                                                                                                  weather. This was completed a year ago last spring. The
                                                                                                  second stage of the project included excavating an area
                                                                                                  where tents could be pitched and provision made for extra
                                                                                                  bath and toilet facilities for use at camp meeting time. This
                                                                                                  was completed in time for camp meeting last summer.
      Sunday Laws in Carolina                                                                         Presently plans are in preparation for the new cafeteria
         Approximately once every four months some town or                                        building which will also include rooms for the Music De-
     city in the Carolinas has considered and usually passed a                                    partment. However, it will require several offerings be-
      Sunday law. This has been the average during the last                                       fore sufficient funds are available for the construction of
     three years. In some cases this has been accomplished in                                     this building. The next offering to be received for this
     a quiet way with very little opposition while in other                                       project will be in the month of May.
     places there have been opposing forces.
         Sometimes Seventh-day Adventists have been the only
     ones to oppose Sunday laws. This is a sample of some of the
     things Adventists may face in the future when our liberties
     will have been taken from us and there will be almost no                                     Evangelism in Carolina
     one to help defend us.
         Take the case of the public hearing at Albermarle, North                                     Reports of evangelism in Carolina show larger
     Carolina, where the most recent public hearing on a Sun-                                     numbers of non-Adventists attending meetings
     day bill was held. The local pastor and the conference re-
     ligious liberty leader visited the merchants whose stores                                    than ever before. This is due in part to careful
     would be closed if a Sunday law were passed. The manager                                     preparation for the meetings by our pastors and
     of one chain store opposed the passing of the law but was
     told by headquarters not to oppose it. The manager of                                        church members as well as the work of the Holy
     another store who opens on Sunday said he would be glad                                      Spirit.
     for such a law so that he could close and not lose any
     business. The most important observation as a result of this                                 > Elder H. V. Leggett has joined Elder Herbert
     hearing is that few things are decided on the basis of princi-                               in meetings in Wilmington. For two successive
     ple, of what is right or wrong, but on the basis of expediency.
         As Adventists, we will be facing more tests in the future.                               Sunday nights they reported an average of 100
     Presently, we are faced with the possibility of a change of                                  non-Adventists in attendance. An excellent in-
     the Federal Constitution. A request from 34 states is re-                                    terest has been created there.
     quired to call a special constitutional convention, and al-
     ready 32 have made the request. An additional two states                                     ^ Elder Roger Holley and singing evangelist
     have indicated they will ask for the convention. Such a
     convention could completely change our present guarantee of                                  Leighton Holley are working with Elder D. G.
     liberties and the separation of church and state. Serious times                              Anderson and William Swafford in Greenville,
     are upon us, and we need to prepare ourselves as well as
     endeavor to preserve our freedom as long as possible.                                        South Carolina. They report that approximately
         "We should endeavor to disarm prejudice by placing                                       100 non-Adventists came for the opening meeting
     ourselves in a proper light before the people. We should
     bring before them the real question at issue, thus inter-                                    of the series. The Holley team have been loaned
     posing the most effectual protest against measures to restrict                               to Carolina by the Columbia Union.
     liberty of conscience. We should search the Scriptures and
     be able to give the reason for our faith."                                                   ^ Pastor Hallock is holding meetings in the Sal-
                                                                   Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 452.   isbury church and has baptized several new
                                                                                                  members,
     Building Campaign Continues                                                                  ^ Regular Sunday night meetings are being held
        The third stage of the building campaign at Mt. Pisgah                                    in the Sumter church by Elder Ammons, who
    Academy is under way with the raising of $21,196.00 in the
    offering received by the Carolina churches on December 9.                                     has reported an excellent crowd each night. These
    Several pastors were ill and did not give their reports. When                                 meetings will continue on through the first part
    the final reports are made we expect to exceed the goal of
    $25,000.00.                                                                                   of 1968.                                      .
       Approximately three years ago, plans were laid to make
    the campus of the academy suitable to use for camp meet-




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A Year Filled With Press Releases




                                                                     Mark Brown was recently invested as a Half-Bee. Those taking
                                                                     part in the ceremony included, from left, Mrs. Winnie Fedusenko,
                                                                     Pathfinder director of the Decatur, Alabama, church; Mark; Mrs.
                                                                     Alex Brown; Mrs. Ina Haugen, assistant director; Mrs. Polly Jus-
                                                                     tice and Mrs. Claude Scott, counselors. The ladies are displaying
                                                                     the Half-Bee scarf.


                                                                     Not Whole—But Half
                                                                         Mark Brown is too young to be invested in JMV classes.
                                                                     He used to just sit and watch while the others had all the
                                                                     fun. Mrs. Winnie Fedusenko, Pathfinder director, felt that
                                                                     Mark and four others in the same category needed some­
                                                                     thing to do.
                                                                         After a special staff council, the youth leader suggested a
                                                                     "Half-Bee" class. The idea comes from the Busy Bee, first
                                                                     class in the pre-JMV program.
                                                                         So Mark was invested as a Half-Bee with special neck­
                                                                     erchief, badge and uniform. The requirements are simple
                                                                     but challenging to anyone preparing to become a whole
                                                                     Busy Bee.
                                                                         Perhaps these are the only Half-Bees in the world who
                                                                     can fly.

                                                                     Thanksgiving Baskets

Miss Bera Mas Newsom, press secretary for the Panama City,
Florida, church, proudly displays her public relations notebook to
Elder Paul Anderson, district pastor.    In January, Pastor and
Mrs. Newsom outlined the public relations program for the entire
year. Every news release enters her scrapbook. Miss Newsom
reports almost 100 percent cooperation with the local news fnedia
as can be seen by her notebook.




                     NEWS NOTES
   ^ Elder William Miller, publishing secretary of-ttie;
   conference, reports a gain in literature deliyeri e$
   through November, 1967, over the same period
   1966 of $27,423.02. The total deliveries m far i *
   196f is $383,259.40.
       Boyd Tishaw of MuselesShosls, Alaljama, is leading
   the conference in deliveries with over $23,000 thus
   far this year.
       Mrs. Marie Randolph is leading the ladies with                Attractive food baskets prepared by members of Pell City church.
   over $14,000 in deliveries.
                                                                         Members of the Pell City, Alabama, Seventh-day Ad-
   |> The HHES booth at the Alabama State Fair m                     ventist Church demonstrated their gratitude for God's bless­
    Birmingham conducted a successful book display. A                ings during Thanksgiving season by sharing with others.
   free set of "The Bible Story" was won by a tweh e-                Fifteen over-flowing baskets were prepared and distributed
   year old girl. Many leads were obtained for follow-' ip           by the thirty-member church to needy families residing
   in homes, and much free literature was given away.                in St. Clair county.
                                                                         The attractive baskets contained sufficient for a Thanks­
                                                                     giving feast plus many staples for days to come.
FLORIDA

                                                                 Those taking part in the dedication of the Leesburg church in-
                                                                 cluded, from left, Verne Carner, pastor; C. A. Brodin, elder; H. f.
                                                                 Roll, secretary-treasurer of the conference; Richard Hartenstein,
                                                                 elder; Harley Lester, elder of the Eustis church; and W. O. Coe,
The Dade City Investment Story                                   Florida Conference president.
     A number of years ago, Odd Hem, a plumbing con­
 tractor, moved to Ridge Manor just north of Dade City           Leesburg Church Dedication
 where he had been promised plenty of work. However, after
 purchasing a home in the community, he found that no                Twelve years, four months and 19 days from the time
 work was available to him. The plumbing business was            the Leesburg, Florida, Seventh-day Adventist Church was
 rather slow in his area, and because he would not join          organized, they not only had doubled the size of their 32
 the union, no one would give him a job. After four years        member congregation but had built and completely paid
 of dipping into his savings, he was on the verge of coin­       for their church and property.
ing to want. At this time Brother Hem was elected as                 November 18 was certainly a high day for the members
 Investment secretary of the Dade City Sabbath school.           who, along with individuals from the "mother" church of
     Brother Hem and his wife, Mary, got on their knees. H       Eustis and the newly-organized church at Groveland Acad­
only God would give him a job! If the way could be opened        emy of which Leesburg is the "mother" church, enjoyed and
up before them, the Hem's promised the Lord that they            praised God that through His blessings they had been able
would give a portion of every dollar they made to Invest­        to reach these accomplishments.
ment. Still Brother Hem could find no work. In desperation,          The church began as just a branch Sabbath school in the
he started on a tour of Florida looking for employment.          Masonic Hall in 1940. Things were slow until 1955 when
 Across the state to Orlando he went. Down the east coast, and   Elder R. K. Cemer held an evangelistic meeting in the city
then up the west coast he went—everywhere asking for em­         resulting in fifteen decisions for Christ. With these new
ployment. Agency after agency turned him down.                   converts and others who came in by letter, a service of
     "Sorry," he was told, "but at 64 you are too old to         organization was conducted July 30, 1955, by the confer­
work. We can't hire you here."                                   ence officers. The charter membership was thirty-five, and
     The day Brother Hem returned home, he and his wife          the first pastor was Elder C. F. O'Dell. Under his leader­
again knelt in prayer. They could go no farther. Their           ship, an ideal piece of property was selected, and the little
resources were gone. They put themselves into the hand           group began paying for it. The actual building of the church
of God knowing that this was their only hope. Into the           was begun in March, 1959, under the leadership of Elder
loving arms of Jesus they surrendered all their plans, their     S. A. Reile. The first services were held in the uncompleted
ideas, and their lives.                                          building in June, 1959. It was not until Elder O. R. Hen-
     That very afternoon the phone rang. It was an offer         derson came that the church was completed. The funds for
to do the plumbing work on a large new building. Several         completion of the church were provided by Harley Lester of
days later, as he was driving his truck, he heard a horn         the nearby Eustis church. In 1966 an air conditioning and
blowing behind him. Thinking it was the police, Brother          heating system were added through a large gift by an
Hem stopped. It was a building contractor. "Will you             anonymous friend.
do all the plumbing work for the new homes I am building?"           Shortly before Elder Henderson was transferred, plans
he asked. A strange feeling seemed to come over Brother          were begun and a building fund started for construction of
Hem. He heard a voice saying, "You will never want for           an annex for Sabbath school and welfare rooms. This fund
work again."                                                     has steadily grown and was helped out significantly by the
    That year, Brother Hem had over $100 for Investment.         presentation of a sizeable check from an estate left to the
He has continued to invest a portion of his profits to the       conference association by one of the former members.
Lord, and has never wanted for work. While other plumbers
in the community have had to leave for lack of business,
Brother Hem has had so many job offers that he cannot            Glaucoma Clinic
possibly take all of the work that is offered him.
    The second year, as Investment leader, Brother Hem               Mrs. Kenneth Wright, president of the Health and Wel­
raised $600 for Investment. The next year, it was $735.          fare Services of the Florida Conference, reports that recently
    His enthusiasm seems to be spreading throughout the          the Forest Lake welfare society conducted a glaucoma clinic
whole church. William Richardson dedicated the profits           for the community.
from a tangerine tree to Investment. This year it was loaded         More than 300 individuals took the special eye examina­
with fruit.                                                      tion which was given by Mrs. Edna Ruth Gray, county
    Sister Maude Windish dedicated a pear tree for Invest­       public health nurse, and Mrs. William lies, registered nurse.
ment. With Sister Price, it was a row of okra. The Lord          Five persons were found to be glaucoma suspects and would
has blessed. When Carl Griffin donated two rows of his           possibly have lost their sight had they not taken the test.
vetgetable garden to Invesment, it turned out to be a dry            Two special pieces of medical equipment were used to
summer. For a time, it looked as though his garden would         give the tests. One was a Titmus machine which was used
not amount to anything, but his two Investment rows flour­       by Mrs. Gray in screening each person for eye defects.
ished. This year, the 40-member Dade City Sabbath school         This machine was made available through the courtesy of
raised $1,000 for Investment. Every member is convinced          the Castleberry Lion's Club. The other was a tonometer
that cooperation with God works wonders.                         and was made available by the Holiday Hospital of Orlando.
Standing beside his truck, Brother Odd Hem presents a $400       Mrs. William lies of the Orlando area tests the pressure on this
Investment check to his pastor, Elder Wayne Waterhouse.          patient's eye with a tonometer.
                                                                      It's a Person-to-Person Appeal
                                                                      Seventy-eight year old William Isbell of Sweetwater, Tennessee,
                                                                      is shown making an appeal during the recent Ingathering cam-
                                                                      paign in which he raised a total of $234. Brother Isbell, a deacon
GEORGIA                                                               in the Lenoir City church, has participated in Ingathering for 26
                                                                      years.


CUMBER

Georgia-Cumberland Conference
Evangelism Report
    The program of evangelism in the Georgia-Cumberland
Conference has resulted in 567 baptisms as of the end of
November — 162 ahead of last year at this time. This
is the reward of the consecrated efforts of laymen and min­
istry working together for the greatest thrust ever in soul-
winning. The Family Bible Plan has contributed much to
the success of the over-all program of evangelism.
    December will climax the year as one of the top months.
The Detamore team has closed its meetings in Chattanooga
with 75 baptisms to date. With other baptisms, the total
will go well over 100 by the end of the month.
    James Wyckoff, conference evangelist, just closed a meet­
ing in Augusta with 18 baptisms. Pastor Bob Thompson has
another baptism scheduled before the end of the year.
    John Fowler, conference evangelist, and pastor Ernest
Stevens will close their Cedartown series with 10 to 15
baptisms.
    This will bring the Georgia-Cumberland Conference to
its finest year in soul-winning history.


                                                                      Thanksgiving Baskets
Another New Welfare Center                                            Pathfinders from the Walter Memorial church in Cleveland, Geor-
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the new Health and Welfare Center        gia, are shown just before they left to deliver Thanksgiving
in Cleveland, Tennessee, were held on Sunday, November 19.            baskets which contained a total of 321 cans of food plus fresh
Participating in the service were, from left, Mrs. Webb Kirby,        fruit and 368 articles of clothing.
Cleveland welfare director; Elder W. L. Mazat, union lay activities
director; Elder Ronald Halvorsen, pastor; Elder J. L. Price, con-
ference lay activities director; and the mayor of Cleveland, Harry
L. Detherow.




                                                                      Five-Day Plan — Atlanta Area
                                                                      An informal discussion followed completion of the Five-Day Plan
                                                                      to Stop Smoking recently conducted in the Greenbriar Shopping
                                                                      Center in Atlanta.    Leading out in the presentation were Dr.
                                                                      Harry T. Haugen, left; Elder W. J. Hensen, pastor of the Cascade
                                                                      Road church, background; and Elder Don Aalborg, conference
                                                                      temperance secretary, right. Approximately forty people enrolled
                                                                      in the plan with most of them gaining the victory over tobacco
                                                                      during the five days.
                                                                    Nutrition School Held
                                                                       A school of nutrition with an average attendance of 70
                                                                   was held in the new Covington church fellowship hall
 KENTTJC                                                           October 20-23 with F. L. Wessely of Loma Linda Foods
                                                                   giving instruction.

 TENNE                                                                 The Sabbath meetings were held in the sanctuary with
                                                                   appropriate messages on health and relevancy of Spirit of
                                                                   Prophecy counsel.
                                                                       The new kitchen facilities were utilized for evenings in
                                                                   which various vegetarian dishes were prepared.
                                                                       Mr. Wessely is Eastern District director for Loma Linda
                                                                   Foods working out of the Mt. Vernon, Ohio, branch. Mem­
Air Tragedy Involves Adventist Couple                              bers and non-members in attendance expressed much ap­
                                                                   preciation for the help given on the vital subject of diet.
    Monday, November 20, at 8:50 p.m., a TWA Convair Jet           Two of his subjects, "How to Postpone Your Heart Attack"
with 82 aboard crashed in rain mixed with snow just north          and "The Way to Keep Weight Down," would alone have
of the Greater Cincinnati airport in northern Kentucky.            been worth the effort to attend, but every subject was in­
More than 20 survivors were taken to Covington hospitals.          teresting and practical. The Dorcas leader, Mrs. Inez
    A little after 11:00 p.m. the local pastor, E. E. Shafer,      Murchison, made the arrangements and handled details for
was called and informed that one of the survivors, Ruben           the school.
Torres, was a Seventh-day Adventist and asked for an Ad­
ventist minister. Elder Shafer stayed at the hospital until
about 2:45 a.m. encouraging Mr. Torres, also seeking in­
formation about his bride of one day.                              Madison Academy Science Building Burns
    In visiting with an injured stewardess, the pastor was             At two o'clock Thursday morning, November 9, a fire
told of the fine impression made by this young SDA airman,         of undetermined origin started in the basement of the
both before and after the crash. Hospital personnel were           science building at Madison Academy. It burned with such
also impressed by his calm and Christian manner. He ut­            intensity that all attempts to put it out with city fire-
tered no complaints and gave evidence of a strong inner            fighting units proved futile.
reserve of faith and trust.                                            The building was one of the larger units on campus
    The stewardess, unacquainted with Adventist beliefs,           and housed the choir rehearsal room, home economics,
talked at some length to the pastor that night.                    physics, electronics, general science, biology, chemistry,
    When Mr. Torres was informed the next day that his             mathematics, amateur radio, photo dark room and the Sam
wife had not survived, he told the pastor he felt that it          Martz laboratories including the SelectoVox equipment.
was the will of God. On Wednesday he was transferred                   Equipment for all departments was a total loss estimated
to an army hospital in Texas.                                      to be valued at near $500,000.
    This twenty-year old young man had known his wife                  Classes for these departments are meeting in other rooms
three years. She was from an Adventist family and invited          on campus, and plans are under way to build a new, modern
him to church. Later he accepted the message. While he             science building.
has lost her for the present, the faith she introduced to him
has been his strength in this tragedy.
    He would appreciate your prayers as he had requested
the prayers of our local church at the time of the tragedy.        Madison Academy Ingathering Field Day
                                                                       Madison Academy held its annual Ingathering Field Day
                                                                   on Tuesday, November 28, with carloads of students and
Highland Academy Ingathering Field Day                             teachers fanning out over territory already worked by local
                                                                   church members. Many solicitors were on the job by 8:30
   Highland Academy held its annual Ingathering Field              a.m. and some worked as late as midnight.
Day on Tuesday, November 21, with ninety-five percent of               When the "final count was tallied, .the school had set
the student body participating.                                    a new record for Madison Academy for funds solicited in
   In one day the school raised $2,614.87.                         just one day — a grand total of $4,060.
In spite of sparcely populated mountainous territory and cold,
rainy weather. Elder E. L. Marley's carload of six girls brought   The $100 Ingathering Club! These students each raised over $100
in a record $555.03 during Highland Academy's Ingathering field    during the Madison Academy Ingathering field day. Front row,
day. This was double the amount raised in the same territory       from left, Carol Yoshimura, Carol Gartman and Alice Faye Robin-
last year. From left, Marcia Marley, Susan Wilcox, Jeri Carr,      son. Back row, Mary Joe Pippin who solicited a total of $200,
Brenda Cox, Susan Wiseman and Rita Carr.                           Judy Montgomery, Terry Doolittle and Vickie Johnson.
                                                                    North Carolina State Youth Federation
SOUTH                                                                    Nearly 1,000 young people from the 21 churches of the
                                                                    state of North Carolina gathered in Greensboro, North Caro­
ATLANTIC                                                            lina, Sabbath, December 2, 1967, for the annual Youth
                                                                    Federation. This outstanding youth convocation was held
                                                                    in the Harrison Auditorium on the campus of North Caro­
                                                                    lina A. & T. University in Greensboro. F. W. Parker,
                                                                    pastor of the Savannah, Georgia, district, was the 11:00
                                                                    o'clock hour speaker. His theme was centered around the
                                                                    federation's motto, "Wake up, Youth."
Inter-Church Thanksgiving Service
                                                                        The Sabbath school program was directed by Milton
    Thanksgiving, November 23, 1967, was a beautiful day            Smith of Greensboro, with F. L. Jones, treasurer of the
in Atlanta, Georgia. Nearly a thousand members of the               South Atlantic Conference, teaching the Sabbath school les­
Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, Radcliffe Menjorial            son as a whole.
Presbyterian Church, the Rush Memorial Congregational                    F. B. Wade, president of the State Federation and L. G.
Church, the Shaw Temple Methodist Church and the Union              Rahming, host pastor of the Greensboro church, welcomed
Baptist Church met in the lovely new Union Baptist Church           the many youths to the convocation.
for the annual inter-church Thanksgiving service.
                                                                        In early afternoon, scores of young people distributed
    Elder C. D. Henri, pastor of the Adventist Church, was          the tract, "Wake Up, America." Later, an open forum
the speaker for the morning service. His message was! well          "Youth Want to Know" was conducted. A panel of teachers
received and caused many to take a second look ati how              and pastors answered the many questions sent from the
much there is to thank God for in times like these. Pastors         audience. A music festival concluded the afternoon activi­
from the participating churches shared in portions of the           ties, and a social was conducted at the church in the evening
service.                                                            to close a busy and profitable federation.
    These inter-church meetings have been a real blessing
for all the churches involved. Friendly relationships exist
between all the churches in the Collier Heights area. Hun­
dreds of persons have visited the Seventh-day Adventist             Miami Ingathering Honors
Church for the first time during these exchange services.
    The senior choir and the Berean chorale combined to
give outstanding musical selections. Mr. Conrad Gill, di­           These 235 faithful Ingatherers from the Bethany Miami church
                                                                    are mission minute men for 1968.
rector of the choir, and Mrs. Maude Smith, conductor of the
chorale, were in charge of the music. Mrs. Clarice Tramell
was the organist.

The Union Baptist Church of Atlanta was the host church for the
1967 Thanksgiving inter-church worship service. This is an annual
fellowship service in the Collier Heights section of Atlanta.




                                                                    Eighteen members of the Bethany Miami church raised over $100
                                                                    for the Ingathering program. These included Pastor and Mrs.
                                                                    R. L. Woodfork and Mrs. P. Meador, Bible worker, center. The
                                                                    eighth lady from the right, who was baptized in August, raised
                                                                    $500.


Atlanta Berean Thanksgiving Baskets
    The health and welfare workers of the Atlanta Berean
church prepared nearly one hundred beautiful baskets of
food, fruits and vegetables for the less fortunate for Thanks­
giving. Mrs. G. Hall, health and welfare leader, assisted
by Mrs. B. Johnson and a host of volunteers, solicited and
collected these foodstuffs and prepared beautiful baskets of
food that were delivered by the brethren of the church
Wednesday night, November 22, 1967.
    This is an annual affair with Berean church menjibers.
They remember that it is more blessed to give than to re­
ceive and that he who gives to the poor lends to God.
                                                                     U. S. Serviceman Recruited
                                                                     In the Literature Work
SOUTH
CENTRA

Bessemer, Alabama, Ingathering Goal




                                                                       Vernon Harris, new literature evangelist in South Central.

                                                                        Mr. Vernon Harris was in the United States Marine
                                                                    Corps a few weeks ago. He was the only Adventist stationed
                                                                    at the base in North Carolina. Because of his faithful and
                                                                    loyal dedication to God, he was discharged with high honors.
                                                                    Upon being discharged, he joined the South Central liter­
J. A. Simons, conference treasurer, second from right, received a
check for the Bessemer, Alabama, Ingathering goal as Elder W.       ature evangelist army and is stationed in Memphis, Ten-
J. Mitchell, pastor, and his wife looked on.



                                                    Tri-Conference Rally
    They came from the east, from the west, from the north          th« lay activity period with lively remarks concerning the
and from the south to attend a tri-conference rally in the          Message and Life and Health periodicals. Elder Eric Ristau,
city of Nashville, Tennessee, at the Riverside Chapel. The          union publishing departmental secretary, gave the eleven
rally began with prayer by Mr. William Morris, Central              o'clock message. The afternoon session was devoted to
States literature evangelist. Superintendent for the Sabbath        instructions for literature evangelists and closed with the
school was Pastor T. R, Smith, associate publishing secre­          baptism of a young couple who had been won to the church
tary for the South Central Conference. The mission story            by Mr, N. Clay, a literature evangelist.
was given by a new literature evangelist recruit who was                The rally closed at noon Sunday with the literature
recently discharged from the United States Marine Corps.            evangelists refreshed and ready to return home to do a
Mr. Vernon Harris told the congregation of his experience           greater work than ever before.
as a Seventh-day Adventist in the marines.
    The congregation participated enthusiastically in the les­
son study which was taught by Elder M. G. Cato, the union           Colporteur evangelists and publishing secretaries from the Central
associate publishing departmental secretary.                        States, South Central and South Atlantic conferences met for a
  Elder C. M. Willis from the Review and Herald started             tri-conference rally in Nashville, Tennessee.
                                                                     Youth Leadership Conference Announced
South                                                                    Dr. Wilbert Schneider, president of SMC, has invited a
                                                                     Youth Leadership Conference, approved by the Fall Council
                                                                     of the General Conference, to meet on the campus of
                                                                     Southern Missionary College June 2-8, 1968.
                                                                         Dr. Schneider said that the Leadership Conference would
                                                                     include the youth leaders of the denomination and a select
                                                                     group of student leaders to meet and discuss ways and means
                            J-89'l                                   whereby SDA young people can be better attracted to the
                                                                     church whereby quality leadership can be developed.
                                                                         The conference will be a joint undertaking of the Colum­
                                                                     bia Union and the Southern Union Conferences. Youth
SMC Receives Foundation Aid                                          leaders from these two unions will attend, as well as leaders
                                                                     from the three campuses of the colleges involved—CUC,
                                                                     Oakwood and SMC.
                                                                         Details of the program will be announced later as they
                                                                     develop, according to Dr. Schneider.



                                                                     Servicemen's Retreat                                 i
                                                                         Sixty-one servicemen and their families attended the
                                                                     first retreat for them in the Southern Union. T}hey started
                                                                     coming to Camp Kulaqua on Thursday, October 26, and
                                                                     stayed until late Sunday evening even thougji many of
                                                                     them had hundreds of miles to travel.            \
                                                                         The Florida Conference and the Southern itTnion pro­
                                                                     vided for the weekend expense. Elders E. S. Reile and J, H.
R. F. Macey, far right, assistant manager of sales for U. S. Steel   Whitehead represented the union and Elder Clark Smith,
in the South, presents a check for $1,000 to Charles Fleming, Jr.,
general manager of Southern Missionary College. Looking on are
                                                                     director of the National Service Organization, Was present
Kenneth Spears, left, SMC's college manager, and John M. Long,       from Washington. Chaplain Dave Thomas of the U. S.
U. S. Steel's Chattanooga resident salesman. The grant presented     Navy and C. E. Bracebridge, union civilian chaplain, were
recently is unrestricted and will be used in SMC's current $5
million expansion program.                (Photo by Eddie Shafer)
                                                                     present for the men to talk and counsel with j during the
                                                                     weekend. Another such retreat is planned fop the latter
                                                                     part of September, 1968.                        i
Internship Plan for Public Relations Work
     The journalism and public relations internship plan             Southern Union M.C.C. Bivouac
 developed by Southern Missionary College's communications
department was approved as a denomination-wide program                   Nearly one hundred men marched in step as the sergeants
by the recent Autumn Council, according to SMC instructor            barked out the orders. Col. Clark Smith, national M.C.C.
 in journalism, Leamon L. Short.                                     director, and Elder E. S. Reile, youth activities director of
     An earlier meeting of an advisory committee approved            the Southern Union, watched the parade closely. With a
the internship plan and recommended it to the Autumn                 sigh of relief came the "at ease" command. This all took
 Council.                                                            place on the grounds of Camp Kulaqua at the recent South­
     The action recommended that a program of on-the-job             ern Union M.C.C. bivouac, November 16-22.
training be established by the denomination's colleges. ! In­            For some time the Youth Activities Department has been
terns would work in publishing houses, medical institutions,         working to strengthen the training of the young imen of this
union and local conferences and at the General Conference            area in preparation for their military obligations. Three
Bureau of Public Relations.                                          academies in the Southern Union were represented—Forest
     The committee noted that "a definite lack of trained            Lake with Captain Roger Miller as commanding officer;
personnel exists in the area of writing, editorial work and          Laurelbrook Academy with Second Lieut. James Coulter as
public relations."                                                   commanding officer; and Greater Miami Academy with
     It pointed out that "our college communications depart­         Second Lieut. Tom Hinde as commanding officer. C. E.
ments are endeavoring to make their instruction more prac­           Bracebridge, civilian chaplain of the Southern Union, was
tical by providing on-the-job training in public relations! and      the camp chaplain.
editorial areas."                                                        Training was given in drill, military courtesy, first aid,
     The interns will work ten weeks, beginning in ftiid-            transportation of the sick and wounded and many other
June, and will receive a financial stipend. SMC stucjents            fields.                                          !
in the program will receive up to four hours academic credit.
     Among the qualifications for trainees are sound character       Elder C. E. Bracebridge, civilian chaplain for the Southern Union
references, "B" average in communications and English                territory, is shown visiting with two young men who attended the
                                                                     M.C.C.                                            ''•'
classes, member of the SDA Church, sense of responsibility
and a desire to enter denominational service.
     "This recommendation by the Autumn Council should
encourage all our colleges to develop a strong journalism
program," says Short.
     According to Dr. Gordon M. Hyde, chairman of SlilC's
Communications Department, "The formal adoption of the
internship program by action of the recent Autumn Coifncil
is one of the most significant advances for denominational
communications to date. It provides the vital link bervjveen
the college communication's departments and the denomi­
nation's centers of publication and public relations.; It
should prove to the mutual advantage of the student; and
the church."
     Elder D. A. McAdams, publishing department secretary,
who helped to get the program approved, said: "We are
deeply interested in the journalism and public relations
internship program. We are going to promote this from the
Publishing Department of the General Conference."
 Faith for Today and
 Voice of Prophecy
 Baptism Results
  Faith for Today
     Two Faith for Today interests who were baptized during
 evangelistic meetings conducted by Elder Robert Pierson,
 president of the General Conference, in Wilmington, Dela­
 ware, were Mrs. Mae Arnold and Mrs. Elizabeth Downs.
 Mrs. Downs told about the blessing the telecast brought her
 and the part it played in leading her to truth. The two
 were invited to attend meetings through a special invitation
 sent from telecast offices. Presently they are members of
 the Wilmington City Chapel.
     Faith for Today interests are excellent evangelistic pros­
 pects. Invite them to church or the next evangelistic series
 in your community.

 Mrs. Mae Arnold, left, is being shown the Faith for Today log by
 Mrs. Elizabeth Downs.



                                   Wedgewood Trio Influences Conversion of Family
       A Voice of ^Prophecy Faith Bible School graduate, Mrs.                       The following Friday evening found Mr. and Mrs. Bailey
  VaUghn Bailey, recently gave her heaii; eoinplrtely to the                    at the appointed place for the evangelistic meetings. This
  Lord and -was baptized into the Vallejo:;IWTe,:'Syyenth-day                   same evening, the Wedgewood Trio, who had traveled with
  Adventist CKtaeh, Gleadale, California, Mrs. Bailey attrib­                   The Voice of Prophecy during the past summer tours, were
  uted her renewei interest iit the Bible arid her 'discovery of                special guests of the evangelist. The Baileys were so im­
  the Voice of Prophecy ra<fliol»ro»icasi to-.-seve^.'..of-her-hus­             pressed with the dedication and talents of the trio members
  band's customers who are VQP employees., .-Mr^liailey-if'a                    that when they heard of their full-length concert to be held
  salesman, for the Saladimastei? 'Company which': 'deals in ^cook-             in Lynwood, California, the couple invited some of their
  ware, china, and: 'Other .-kitchen utensus,'. .. - .".'•'•'                   non-Christian friends to attend with them. Later the Wedge-
       According to the Baileys, a number erf his customers have                wood Trio presented the Baileys with autographed copies of
  talked to him about the necessity of Bible study and keeping                  their most recent albums.
  God's coininandinenl». He had observed .that. -Seventh-day                       Since this time Mrs. Bailey has completed the Faith
  Adyentist' people /-were '-always -happier, /and- that 'they'; were           Bible Course and is presently studying the Daniel and
' also ' honest.. in. -their'.: 'business dealing^, ; • These, '.facts .• had   Revelation Course.
  impressed- Mr. Baitey in/the lour, to five.. years : he.'had', been
  in ' business in'- the Glendale, California,' - areai : ;aj(3 all these
 ..years he :had-..shared. .Ms"innpressions with .his wile, "                   The Wedgewood Trio, all formerly of the Southern Union and stu-
    . -This past stammer Elder. O. : 'D.VBoleinan' conducted' a                 dents of Southern Missionary College, look with Interest on the
  series. of puWic evangelistic -meetings'for.;.the-Gle'adafe ..'area.          baptismal certificate of Mrs. Vaughn Bailey. The boys were in-
  One of Mr. Bailey's'-.customers, .who is-.a Voice, of .- :t*ri»phecy          fluential in her decision to become a member of the Seventh-day
                                                                                Adventist Church. With the trio and Mrs. Bailey are tier husband
  employee, invited him and his wife to attend the crusade.                     and their baby daughter, Kathleen.
                   Mortfnngton Jfoob* takes! tfjte
                   opportunity to totef) pou anb pour
                   family tlje fyst of Jjealtf) anb fjappi=
                   neste buring tfjis
                   anb tfjrougfjout tfje



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As workers in the health and welfare or­     Gertrude Gorham would then do the sew­     And Gloria Evans gave it the final touch
ganization of the Miami Temple church        ing—                                       on the iron.
prepared clothing for needy children in
their city, each had a specific task. Mrs.
Tommie Hull would start the garment —




      Miami Temp/e Helps Clothe Needy Children
     i/rctivated by a desire to be of service to the
needy in their community, some of the ladies of
the health and welfare organization of the Miami
Temple church contacted Mrs. Ruth Stanley of the
Department of Public Welfare for the state of
Florida, with offices in that city, requesting in­
formation as to what they might do to be of as­
sistance.
     Mrs. Stanley indicated an urgent need for
clothing for small children. "Many boys and
girls in our city seldom get anything new," Mrs.
Stanley said. Mrs. Nicholson and her helpers
immediately set to work.
     Many hours and weeks were spent by these
dedicated women in preparing clothing for both
boys and girls. Mrs. Stanley was delighted when
she came to pick up the articles, with not only
the quantity but also the quality of the items made
available. In a letter addressed to Pastor Fillman,
she said, "It is truly difficult to put into words the
debt we feel for the clothes the ladies made and
have given to the children under the care of this
department. The clothes, so well made and so
tastefully designed, were all on the way to their
new owners the next day . . . Thank you for the
gift. The children will thank you, but from afar,
as they enjoy the new clothes."                                    Mrs. Doris Nicholson, left, is presenting some of the garments to
                                                                   Mrs. Ruth Stanley of the local Welfare Department.
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