SOUTHWESTERN UNION CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENT1STS
if DISASTER AND FAMINE
RELIEF, pp. 1, 3
* LAYMEN'S CONGRESS
* "THESE TIMES"
April 28, 1965
The Happiest People on Earth by reserving His greatest blessing me: I was sick, and ye visited me:
for those who do this type of work — I was in prison, and ye came unto
By MARENUS H. JENSEN the welfare workers. Note the in- me." Matt. 25:34-36.
vitation extended through His Son, On May 8 you will have the joy of
In his book, The 1th Day, Booton "Come, ye blessed of my Father, in- giving to this world-wide program
Ilerndon has considerable to say herit the kingdom prepared for you of love sponsored by you and your
about Seventh-day Adventists' being: from the foundation of the world: church. Make this one of the most
so liberal in their giving to their For I was an hungred, and ye gave liberal offerings you have ever given
church. Indeed, he lists this as one me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave and enjoy the happiness referred to
of the five reasons why Seventh-day me drink: I was a stranger, and ye by Mr. Herndon and the blessings
Adventists are the happiest people in took me in: Naked, and ye clothed promised here in God's Word.
the world, and points out that they
give four times as much money to
their church as the average church
member. MV Target '65
We do not give because we feel that E. FRANK SHERRILL, MV Secretary,
we have to; we love to give. We look Southwestern Union Conference.
upon giving not as a great sacrifice,
but a safe investment, recommended The Missionary Volunteers of the sionary Volunteer Society will want
to us by Christ. He advised us to lay Southwestern Union are to be highly to work closely with their pastor and
our treasures up in heaven. We commended for the tremendous ac- endeavor to plan a series of decision
would rather spend our money to re- complishment of the MV Target 3000 meetings to be conducted either by
lieve human suffering than spend it Project in 1964. The youth shared the pastor or a guest minister prior
to bring suffering upon ourselves their faith in a variety of ways such to the Target Baptismal Date. These
through indulgence in injurious ha- as MV Voice of Youth, Friendship two Sabbaths can be made a great
bits. Teams, Operation Fireside and branch spiritual feast for all of our people
A large portion of Mr. Herndon's Sabbath schools. The Lord blessed as the results of this phase of Mis-
book is devoted to the welfare work their Share Your Faith Projects with sionary Volunteering.
carried on by Seventh-day Adventists. 390 baptisms. This was over 200% There is not any question about it!
He seems to feel that we find some of of the assigned goal of 183. Our own The youth will do their part in car-
our greatest joy and happiness in Southwestern Union youth were the rying the truth of the Third Angel's
being able to relieve the needs and first in the whole world field to Message to the world. Soul winning
sufferings of God's children here on achieve their goal in the MV Target in 1965 among our youth promises
earth. In this he is right. And as 30,000 Project. to be another huge success as the
I read my Bible and the Spirit of It has been thrilling to see our youth yoke up in service with their
Prophecy, I am convinced that no youth in action — preaching, singing, Master. What a joy and privilege to
other type of service so touches God's giving Bible studies, visiting, passing be associated with such a fine army
great heart of love. out handbills, and helping in so many of workers as our youth here in this
I can understand this. Suppose my other ways to help this "Share Your great Southwestern Union.
children were in the hands of rebels, Faith" venture to be a success. As Under the blessing of God and
perhaps starving in a concentration we look back in retrospect, we are relying wholly on His power and
camp. Or suppose a son was shot and made to exclaim, "What hath God promises, let us line up the motto, "Do
stripped of all clothing and left to wrought!" your best and do it now." Southwest-
die on the frozen ground. What Now we are well into the year of ern Youth — we did it before, and we
would my heart of love desire most? 1965, and there are new goals to reach can do it again!
A sermon? No. A Bible study? No. and new heights to attain. The en- The youth of Arkansas-Louisiana,
A tract? No. A card of sympathy? thusiasm of 1964, we are happy to Oklahoma, Southwest Region, Texas,
No. A bouquet of lilies? No. Nothing say, has carried over into 1965. The and Texico are a soul-winning team.
would bring me more joy and comfort youth are working, and great things We believe in you and are confident
than to know that loving hands were have already taken place in 1965. that you will not let the line fall
placing a pillow under his aching To bind off the interest created by the where you stand. You are a wonder-
head, a blanket over his chilled body. young people, May 1 and November ful group of wide-awake, Seventh-day
God is a Father. His heart of 6 have been set as Target Baptismal Adventist Youth. We pray the Lord
love is touched as He sees His church Dates this year. Let us work and will bless you in the winning of
here on earth ministering to the suf- pray so that scores will be baptized more converts to Christ in 1965 than
fering. God shows His appreciation these two Sabbaths. Each local Mis- ever before as you put your faith into
Vol. 64 April 28, 1965 No. 17 The Girl with the Foreign "Chem Study" Course
Accent Southern Missionary College, Col-
Frieda Hauser, a German girl, re- legedale, Tennessee, at the request of
cently moved to a town in the beauti- the academy chemistry teachers in the
ful Northwest to live and work. Be- Southern Union, will offer in its sum-
cause of her inadequate knowledge mer session a class in the "Teaching
Postal Address: P. O. Box 377, Keene, Texas
of English she found it very difficult of Chemistry by the Chem Study
to get used to the new environment Method." This class will meet two
Postmasters and subscribers: Please
send all changes of address to: THE and to make friends. hours every morning Monday through
RECORD, P.O. Box 377, Keene, Texas. Fortunately there are some fine Friday and will have a three and one
Seventh-day Adventists in the town half hour laboratory period every
EDITOR K- C. Beem who show concern for "the strangers afternoon, Monday through Thursday
Assistant Editor ......__—Pauline Hubbard in the land." An Adventist lady for six weeks, beginning June 14, and
Official organ of the Southwestern saw the need and told us about this will carry six hours of upper division
Union Conference of Seventh-day Ad- girl: "We have a German-born girl undergraduate credit, if desired.
ventists. Published by the College Press, living in our town who is very lonely The class will be open to anyone
Keene, Texas. for a German friend or something to with a minimum of general chemistry.
Communications or copy not originating read." Tuition will be $150 for those desir-
in a local conference of the Southwestern
Union should tie addressed to the South- Who couldn't tell a similar story ing credit and $75 for those not wish-
western Union Conference of Seventh- about other immigrats! Yet this sis- ing credit. For more information,
day AdventistH, P.O. Box 400, Richardson, ter did more than see the need and mail the following blank to Dr. John
Texas. ALL, COPY, SUBSCRIPTIONS, tell about it. She set in operation a Christensen, Chemistry Department,
ADVERTISEMENTS AND CORRE-
SPONDENCE from church members in plan of action to fill the need. Southern Missionary College, College-
the Southwestern Union should be ad- "I see in my last Signs of the dale, Tennessee 37315.
dressed to the LOCAL, CONFERENCE Times," the Adventist wrote, "that I am interested in the "Chem
OFFICE. I can send for the Signs in the Study" course. Please send me more
Published weekly (fifty issues a year, German language. I asked her and information, particularly with regard
omitting weeks of June 1 and December she said she would be greatly pleased
25) uy the College Press, Keene, Texas, to receive them. So I will enclose a to
for the Southwestern Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists. Price, two dollars check to pay for her subscription.
a year. Entered as second-class matter Please send her the Signs in the Name ...
October 24, 1902, at the Post Office, German language. Anything else
Keene t Texas, under Act of Congress of might be appreciated." Address
March 2, 1879. You can send Zeicken der Zeit
(German Siffns of the Times) to all Address
CONFERENCE DIRECTORY your friends, acquaintances, and re-
SOUTHWESTERN UNION CONFERENCE latives who speak German for very
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(P.O. Box 400),
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As Christians it is our duty to care All Alumni Banquet
LOCAL CONFERENCE for the "stranger" and to bring him
DIRECTORY April 30-
God's wonderful message of hope
ARKANSAS-LOUISIANA—O. D. Wrig-ht, Honors Convocation
that helps overcome loneliness and
President; P. I. Nosworthy, Secretary- Capping of the Nurses
treasurer; (P. O. Box 5548) 333 South that makes him feel at home even
field Rd., Shreveport, La. Hanging of the Golden
in a country that still is — and may
OKLAHOMA — W. A. Dessain, Presi- Cords
dent; W. B. Robinson, Secretary-treas- always be — foreign to him.
urer; (P- O. Box 528) 525 N. W. 13th God "loveth the stranger . . . Love May 1 -
St., Oklahoma City, Okla.
SOUTHWEST REGION — V. L. Roberts, ye therefore the stranger." (Deu- Sabbath School and Church
President; L. D. Henderson, Secretary- teromy 10:17-19). This is the appeal Services
treasurer; (P. O. Box 6289) 1900 S.
Boulevard, Dallas, Tex. of the One who loves us and made us Sacred Concert
TEXAS — B. E. Leach, President; C. citizens of the heavenly kingdom. Sunset Vesper Hour
W. Skantz, Secretary - treasurer; 2838 Remember then the imigrant, even Business Meeting
Hemphill Street, Fort Worth. Tex.
TEXICO — G. H. Rustad, President; if he has been here for many years. Union College Concert
H. W. Pritchard, Secretary-treasurer; And if you cannot bring him God's Winds
<P. O. Box 1399) 1522 Van Buren Street,
Amarillo, Tex. message in his own tongue by word May 2-
of mouth, send him a subscription to Union College Open House
Those desiring should make wills, trust the missionary magazine available in
agreements, and annuities in favor of 75th Anniversary Parade
the legal association rather than the his language.
conference. Write your conference sec- GUSTAV G. TOBLER, Editor Honor Classes: 1915 and 1940
retary-treasurer for further information. Zeichen der Zeit
Far and Near . . .
WAR AND NATURE BRING DEEP SUFFERING
ALL THIS: Medicines, (value) ..................................................................$ 585,989.97
Clothing and Bedding .......................................................... 936,527.00
Food ........................................................................................ 2,442,247.39
Miscellaneous Supplies ........................................................ 39,276.70
"I have the ruins of my home to rebuild Cash Appropriations .......................................................... 49,000.00
with," said this Vietnamese to Adventist
FOR ALL THESE:
Barbados, Bolivia, British Guiana, Burundi
Chile, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador
Frence Guiana, Grand Cayman, Greece, Guatemala
Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy
Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Libya
Martinique, Nicaragua, Nigeria
Paraguay, Peru, Philippines
Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad, Turkey
Uruguay, VJet Nam, Yugoslavia
Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon
TO MEET THESE DISASTER SITUATIONS:
British Guiana famine Montana flood
Bahia, Brazil flood Pakistani refugees
Mearim, Maranhao. Brazil disaster Parnaibo, Brazil flood
Cuban refugee relief Sudanese refugees
Fiji flood relief No. Transvaal famina
Haiti and Tobago hurricane Viet Nam flood
Mindanao, Philippines, typhoon Alaska earthquake
California and Oregon floods
Thousands found rehabilitation aid and sympathy at Adventist
Centers in recent west coast floods.
really care on
Sabbath May 8.
April 28, 1965, Volume 64, No. 17
Hospitals Are People "Smoky Sayings," send them to
William Swatek, M.D., Five-Day Plan
Frequently there is a temptation to
Co-ordinator, Washington Sanitarium
think of the medical work of the
and Hospital, Takoma Park, Md.
church as buildings and equipment.
Mostly, it is people; highly trained,
Texan, UC Yearbook Editor
highly skilled, highly qualified and
mostly dedicated people. For such Deana Harper, a junior sociology
people there is always a need- major from Fort Worth, Texas, has
Diet is an important facit of our been chosen as the next editor of
hospital work. Today, our institutions Union College's 1965-66 yearbook, the
need well-trained cooks and skilled For enthusiastic participation
bakers. Miss Harper has attended Union
and a generous contribution to the
The Loma Linda Sanitarium and at Lincoln, Nebraska, for the past
1965 Children's Station Offering of
Hospital offers a one-year intensive two years during which time she
training course for cooks and bakers. has acted first as an assistant editor
A new class is enrolled each Septem- and second as the associate editor of
ber. Training in this field is a door- the book.
way to a useful and rewarding field "A few changes in the organization
of service. Applicants will be con- of the staff are being planned in order
sidered who have completed two years to have a well-coordinated yearbook,"
of high school education, and who stated the new editor.
are between the ages of eighteen and
forty-five, who possess good health, God's Other Book
Schools participating in the 1965 children's For any child interested in birds
an aptitude for this type of service, offering for Faith for Today received an
can furnish acceptable character re- award certificate. and wild animals it will be love at
ferences, and who have denomination- first sight when he discovers God's
seen at 7:00 a.m., but the new station Other Book, Southern Publishing As-
al service as a goal.
will feature "Faith for Today" at an ociation's latest hard-cover nature
The words of Christ to His disciples
excellent early Sunday afternoon spot. volume. Any child who is not a nature
as the hungry multitude sat on the
Contact with the station was made by lover surely will be one when he even
hillside before Him so long ago, come
Elder E. N. Wendth, director of sta- looks through his copy of this colorful
down to us today: "Give ye them to
tion relations. book.
eat." Those who serve as cooks and
Eleven schools participated in the Between the beautiful covers pic-
bakers in our medical institutions are
Southwestern Union. With 250 do- turing the majestic white swan on
fulfilling this directive, and in so do-
nations in, the 1965 children's offer- the front and the bluebird in flight on
ing they are assisting in the work
ing has passed the $6,000 mark — the back, author and illustrator Joe
of these medical institutions in break-
about 25 percent higher than the Maniscalco introduces us to a lone
ing down prejudice, awakening a
offering at this time last year. wolf howling on a snowy plain, a
spirit of inquiry, advancing reform
Teachers whose school offerings meadow lark singing on a limb, bright
and ministering to the souls of hu-
were sent through the local church Baltimore oriole parents by their
manity, — for it so happens that
should notify the public relations de- hammock-nest, the sly red fox, the
these souls come wrapped up in the
partment of Faith for Today so that duck that lives in a tree, a golden
bodies of men!
the students will receive their certi- eagle with her fuzzy white twin
Those interested in preparing them-
ficate for participation in the project. babies.
selves for service in this area are
urged to write for particulars to: PAT KNAUSS, Each drawing — in full, natural
DIRECTOR, Cooks and Bakers Train- Public Relations Department color — takes a full 8"xlO" page with
ing Program, Loma Linda Sanitarium Faith for Today interesting facts about each animal
and Hospital, Loma Linda University, on the facing page. Children grown
Loma Linda, California. "Smoky Sayings" tall, with wrinkles and receding hair-
H. E. RICE, Associate Secretary lines, will find this new publication
Want to start a new fad? Most
General Conference Medical Dept. as irresistible as their small fry find
fads are not too profitable, but this
one has some possibilities!
1965 Children's Station Chosen Studying these animals, each per-
Let's start some "Smoky Sayings."
by Faith for Today fectly adapted to his environment,
For example, "Nick says, Don't smoke
one thinks again, "How could all this
"I wouldn't want to charge the in bed; the ashes falling on the floor
possibly have just happened?" One
children the regular price," the pro- may be your own."
more weapon against evolution!
gram manager responded. "Perhaps Or "He who smokes may help fer-
MILDRED E. MEYER,
we can reduce the rate for them." tilize the daisies." Or "We have the
And so the 1965 children's offering best filters on the market — all you
Southern Publishing Association.
makes it possible to purchase time on inhale is hot air."
WIBS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If we can motivate young adults
With 2,132,300 TV homes, Philadel- and teen-agers to ridicule and laugh = REMEMBER
phia is the fourth highest television at the smoking habit, more of them
market in North America. may keep from getting "hooked." LAY CONGRESS
Before it was dropped by another Add your contributions to those
station in the area, the program was above. If you can think of any clever June 15-19, Keene, Texas
^ The Homecoming at Ozark Acade-
Arhansas- my, held the weekend of March 27,
was indeed inspiring!
^ "These Times" is an outstanding
Louisiann religious journal. What a privilege
to again send out subscriptions for
^ Since 1887 Seventh-day Adventists
have given $171,507,695.54 in Sabbath
^ A lovely new church is being built school offerings for missions! Our
in Bentonville, Arkansas. Sabbath schools show a nice gain to
K We hope to have the first service date in 1965. Evangelism In
in our splendid new church in Baton Northern Arkansas
Rouge on Sabbath, May 29. View of the Cloud Cathedral used by
^ We are thrilled with the faithful- Arkansas-Louisiana Elder Lemon in the Northern Arkansas
District from which one hundred fifteen
ness of our grand members in turn- precious souls have learned and accepted
ing in their tithe and various offer- SUMMER CAMP the message of salvation. Assisting in
the last meeting were Carlton Dyer and
ings. June 27 - July 4 F. E. Elliott.
Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Summer Camp
CAMP J UNOLARKA
for boys and girls ages 9-16
LAKE BISTINEAU STATE PARK, DOYLINE, LA.
Only $18.50 for a whole week of fun
Fill in this application now and make sure of getting
Mail with $1.00 to W. D. Welch, M.V. Secretary,
Box 5548, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105.
Please reserve a place for me at camp:
Name ............................................................ Age
(Campers must have a reservation to aHend Camp)
April 28, 1965, Vpig ma 64, No. 17
Time to Put My House in Order Evangelistic Team to Fargo
It's time to make my house spick-and- As of Sunday, April 11, our Okla-
span, homa Evangelistic Team opened a
The Master is coming again. meeting in a public hall at Fargo,
As I daily work and plan, which is located about eight miles
Flimsy excuses I cannot feign. from Woodward, in the Shattuck di-
rection, on Highway 15. It is hoped
What I intend to do, I have to do that some of the interest spilling over
today. from Woodward, where an effort has
Another chance tomorrow may never just terminated, will give substance
come. to the Fargo meeting.
While I cultivate patience and pray, Eider and Mrs. Fred Speyer and
To discouragement I should never Pastor and Mrs. Roy Warren com-
succumb. prise the team. Their house trailers
are located at Shattuck, where church
school facilities are available.
I need to be tolerant of my fellowman,
Bearing with him in each joy and This will be the fifth public meeting
trial. held by the Team, mainly in small
Striving to be a good Samaritan towns. The intent and purpose has
May mean going with my neighbor a been to bring relief to small and
Front Row, left to right: Joyce Lawrence, struggling church groups, and areas
second mile. Lafayette; Stephen, Ginger, Patrick, and
Jan Rhodes, Lafayette. Back row, left to that need relief, and need to be built
right: Mrs. Linda Dupont, Lake Charles;
Mrs. Inez Smith. Merryville; Mr. George up.
When my heart has been swept within Crowson, New Iberia. Pray for the endeavor at Fargo
that souls may be garnered in.
And all my sins have been washed hands as desiring baptism in the near
away, W. A. DESSAIN, President
The tangled cobwebs of suspicion and
Pray with us for these interested
persons that every obstacle of doubt,
Will be brushed into a wastebasket
indecision and non-health habits will
be removed as they continue their
studies. Another baptism is planned
God requires me to be a vigilant about two months from now.
J. E. CROSBY, District Leader
Time seems to be passing faster and
My house must be in perfect order,
For soon I'm expecting the Master.
Miss AILEEN FIELDING
Oklahoma Fred Speyer Roy Warren
Route 5, Rogers, Arkansas
Baptism at Lake Charles CAMP MEETING
What a joyous Sabbath we had on July 30 through August 7 are
March 6, 1965, at the Lake Charles the official camp meeting dates
church as relatives and friends met for the Oklahoma Conference. Nine Baptized at Austin
here for the baptism of eight precious A feast of good things is being Church Revival
souls. Visitors and candidates came planned for during this precious
During the two-week Crusade for
from De Ridder, Merryville, New I- season.
Christ in Austin conducted by Pastor
beria, Lafayette, and New Orleans. Elder Kenneth G. Holland, L. E. Tucker, sixteen souls made the
These were the fruits of many the esteemed editor of These decision to unite with the church.
years of witnessing and teaching on Times, will be with us for the The climax of the revival was reach-
the part of Mrs. Crowson, with her first three days of the camp ed at the closing meeting Sabbath
husband, Mrs. Rhoades, with her and will deliver messages on afternoon, April 3, when nine souls
children, Dr. and Mrs. R. Lee, with world affairs. Other speaking were baptized into Christ by the
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Ruskstul (aunt) luminaries will be announced church pastor, Robert Gibson. Seven
of Linda Dupont, plus home studies soon and in due course. are preparing for the next baptism.
by the pastor. We urge all of the saints to A number of members testified that
Final decisions were made at the to make plans early to attend a genuine spirit of revival and re-
close of the two-week campaign in the full camp meeting season. formation was experienced by the
De Ridder held by Elder L. Lee and Order your tents real soon and church — wrongs were made right,
at Lafayette by Elder J. E. Crosby. make sure of your favorite spot a passion for lost souls and a spirit of
In response to a call at the close of on the grounds. brotherly love was deepened.
the baptism, "Come out of her my W. A. DESSAIN, President. Contributing much to the spirit of
people," eight persons raised their worship in each of the eighteen
meetings was the inspirational mes-
sages in song arranged for by Mrs.
A number of special features mark-
ed the baptismal service. First, Pas-
tor J. L. Tucker, founder and speaker
of The Quiet Hour Radio Program
and father of Pastor L. E. Tucker,
gave the Bible Message. Second:
church members had the joy of pre-
senting the nine trophies that they
had had a part in winning to Christ.
As the stories of conversion were
briefly recounted, the entire congre-
gation had vividly impressed upon
their minds the truth, "No joy can
compare with the joy of bringing a
soul to Christ."
Following the baptism the entire
congregation joined hands with Pas-
tor Tucker, Pastor Gibson and the
nine new members as they sang
"Blest Be The Tie That Binds," thus
pledging to one another and to God,
by His grace, to meeet together un-
derneath the tree of life and have
sweet fellowship throughout all eter-
Austin church members had the Joy of welcoming into fellowship nine newly
nity. baptized members as the result of the two-week church revival conducted by Pastor
L. E. Tucker, (front, left) conference revivalist, and Pastor Robert Gibson, church
pastor (front right). Those baptized are: (front from left) Ella Hayes, Mary Ann
Missing Members Kirk, Doris Ashton; (back from left) Nelson Mascarenhas, Wesley Hayes, Charles
Bludworth, David Jones, and Eugene Kincaid.
We are unable to locate a number
of our missing members. If you have win once remarked that the 'Eye' of Wells, and Paris. The Elgin church
information that might be helpful in the peacock's feather almost gave school had been closed for approxi-
locating them, please contact the him nervous prostration. Nothing in mately ten years, but there had been
Treasurer's Office, Texas Conference, his theory . . . could explain the a desire to see the school in opera-
2838 Hemphill, Fort Worth, Texas origin of such a structure." tion again, and a lovely little build-
76110. Then our vacation Bible school les- ing has been built in the country
Jo-Ann Anderson, formerly of Beau- sons, Series "B," that we are using close to where most of the Adventist
mont; Gary Donald, formerly of San this summer are on "God's Wonderful believers in the area are living. This
Antonio; Thelma Cooke, formerly of World." Most of the material in this is so constructed that the building
San Antonio; Belinda Dunlap, for- book would be ideal to help make this can be multi-purpose in its use with
merly of Irving; R. A. Ellis, formerly series of lessons alive for the boys ample space for classroom instruc-
of Houston; Ronald Hartman, for- and girls. tion. Each visit to the school shows
merly of Dallas; Mrs. R. E. McKain, Order your copy at $3.95 plus 20tf further progress, and the finishing
of Keene and Amarillo; Mrs. Jack postage from the Texas Book and touches are now making the build-
Nalley of Fort Worth; Donald R. Bible House, 706 West Lowden Street, ing- a tribute to their faithful work.
Jackson, formerly of Tyler; Roland Fort Worth, Texas 76110. The Mineral Wells school started
Johnson; Jesse T. Lambeth, last just three years ago. They have had
known at Dathan, Alabama; Warren Three New Schools Built in the one hundred per cent attendance of
Lewis, formerly of Corpus Christ!; Texas Conference their children in the school. The
James MacKeral, formerly of Van lovely new school building with the
When school opened last fall there
Alstyne; Connie Medina of Austin; cement walkway to the flagpole is in-
were three new church schools in op-
Mrs. Jose Valverda of McAllen. deed attractive. A school bus makes
eration at Elgin, Hillsboro, and Paris.
The Hillsboro school opened in a room the circuit each morning picking up
Wonders of Creation in the church building that was at- students in Mineral Wells and
For Vacation Bible School tractively prepared and well equipped Weatherford. This beautiful little
There is yet time to secure your with new desks and other equipment. school plant is an honor to the hard
copy of Wonders of Creation as sup- This is not a large church, but the work and sacrifice of Pastor Petricko,
plementary reading material for your believers are to be congratulated for Brother B. J. Furr, who is the school
senior Sabbath school lessons of the their interest in Christian Educa- board chairman, and all of the mem-
second quarter. This beautifully il- tion. Dr. Alien and Dr. Wical have bers who have given so liberally and
lustrated book points up the fact of given tremendous support to the pro- worked so faithfully.
creation and provides a treasury of gram there. One of the most challenging stories
facts and information on the subject. New school buildings were con- of Christian Education comes from
Evolution cannot explain why some structed this past summer and fall Paris, where the lovely school build-
things are as they are. "Charles Dar- for the schools in Elgin, Mineral (Texas news continued on page 10)
April 28, 1965, Velum* 64, No. 17
We'll Be Lookin
L. C. Evans
K. C. Beam
"Learn to Live for God"
"A Latter Rain
W. H. Elder June 75, 7:30
for you ... Here "Soul Stirring"
J. E. Edwards
W. C. Jones
Experience" in '65"
W, G. Lareon
:ONGRESS "Help your Church"
i. to June 79 E. E. Johnson
April 28, 1965, Volume 64, No. 17
Success Secrets for Pastors by John
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Order from the Texas Book and Bible
House, 706 West Lowden Street, Fort
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This is the attractive new Pans elementary school.
ing that you see pictured on this page was instrumental in getting excellent
was erected with the definite prospect publicity for the school. The open
of only ONE Seventh-day Adventist house was well attended by the citi- On The Go With Texico!
child being present on the opening zens of Paris. TEXICO'S LAYMEN-MINISTRY
day of school. This was the little It was decided to operate a kinder- ARMY raised $69,348.44 for 1965 In-
daughter of Brother and Sister Leroy garten and first grade and gradually gathering. This is an increase of
Borton, who was ready for the first increase the school attendance from $2,349.02 over 1964 Ingathering and
grade. These parents had made a de- year to year. Several non-Adventist represents an all-time record achieve-
cision that their little children would children are taking kindergarten and ment. Looking back to just ten years
be in church school even if they, as first grade work in the Paris school ago, progress shows a 56 % increase
parents, had to change employment at present. in Ingathering raised. Thank you
and move to another center where These new schools represent much from the mission field. Thank you
there was a school. Our believers in sacrifice, many long hours and days from Texico.
Paris realized the importance of hav- of hard work in fulfilling the com- H. W. PRITCHARD, Treasurer
ing a school for Adventists who are mands of Christian Education. The
moving from one location to another, Lord will truly reward His people for
so often trying to find a center their dedication of purpose, and we
Evangelistic Plans For El Paso
where there is not just an Adventist shall see sons and daughters growing Evangelism will be in the forefront
church but also a school. The church up deeply rooted in the church and during the next months in El Paso,
decided to build a school. Mrs. Fred with a longing to have a part in His as Pastor Nathan Sims, Pascual Pena,
Caddel donated the land for the build- finishing work. I. V. STONEBBOOK, and others seek to make the message
ing, and Dr. and Mrs. L. C. Miller Superintendent of Education, of Christ's true church better known
were substantial contributors of funds along this teeming section of the
for the building. All the members border.
helped liberally, and this attractive REMEMBER A big air tent, the "Cloud Cathe-
school building with kitchen and other dral" was erected on the corner of
facilities is certainly to the honor of LAY CONGRESS Alameda and Raynolds Street for
the Paris church. Elder R. L. Wind- three weeks of meetings in the Span-
ers guided them in the project and June 15-19, Keene, Texas ish language, beginning Sunday night,
The attractive two-classroom school built at Garner serves the The new Elgin school is rapidly nearing completion.
Mineral Wells- Weatherford churches.
10 THE RECORD
March 28, at 7:45 p.m. Elder Henry
J. Westphal of Jefferson, Texas, was
the speaker, assisted by Elder Pena.
Elder Westphal, member of an Ad-
ventist family well known for its pas-
toral and medical work, was born of
missionary parents in Argentina. His
varied posts have included the presi-
dency of the Mexican Union and much
work with the Inter- American Di-
vision. At present he is head of the
Radio-TV Department of the Texas
When this meeting is concluded,
the tent will be moved to another lo-
cation on the eastern side of El Paso,
where Pastor Nathan Sims will lead
out in a meeting from April 25th
through May 15th. This meeting will
be preceded by a massive literature
distribution in that portion of town.
It is hoped that this effort will arouse
Pastor R. G. Beck in front of Weber's Heritage Home, Plainview, Texas.
as much interest as Pastor Sims' first
tent meeting series last November. An Earthly "Heritage" Let's Improve Texico's Churches
A baptismal class has recently been
Melvin Weber's "Heritage Home" After putting all our churches into
completed as a follow-up on the first
of Plainview, Texas, pictured above, picture color slides, the contrast be-
meeting, and others are anticipated to
had its formal open house February tween church buildings is very evi-
tie in with evangelism of the summer.
21. Scores of visitors toured the im- dent. Speed is the same way. You do
On May 23, soon after the close maculate terrazzo hallways to view not notice the full usefulness of a
of Pastor Sims' tent meeting, a FIVE- the new $225,000 structure with its 265 horsepower motor until you drive
DAY PLAN will be presented in the 50-bed accommodations. In a new a VW. You do not realize the speed
Y.M.C.A. building on Montana Street. concept to convalescent care, the of an airplane until you approach
Elder E. D. Clifford will be in charge, west wing with 25 beds is devoted take-off or landing. So it is with
assisted by a Seventh-day Adventist entirely to a hospital. Texico church and school buildings.
doctor. The lobby and seating areas are There is room for physical plant im-
During the month of June two fully carpeted. Room furniture is provement!
vacation Bible schools are planned, delicately suited to nearly everyone's Construction or renovation of any
one at Westview Church and one at taste, in a choice of four motifs: building, even with free labor, costs
the Central church. In July there will Spanish or Italian provincial, Early heavily. The conference wants to be
be a "Voice of Youth" meeting, spon- American, and Rural English. Bro- a "helping hand" in such cases, but
sored hy the M. V. Society of the ther Weber states that the "Mrs." who is the conference? It is composed
Central Church. was largely responsible for this at- of people — you. The conference has
In September, after camp meeting, tractive decor. Each room is thermo- only one source of income — you.
Pastor Sims will begin another series statically controlled to individual And you can help build better
of nightly meeetings in the air tent. needs of air conditioning. churches, new churches, by joining the
These will be held on the western side Future expansion of the present conference 1% building plan.
of El Paso, September 19th through 13,400 square feet "Heritage Home" In 1965 the conference will set aside
October 9. Pastor Sims will be as- is already on the drawing boards. an amount equal to 1% of the tithe
sisted by Elder Pena, who will be in An attached unit will provide 50 ad- received from you. The 1% plan asks
charge of the music. This meeting, ditional beds. you to do the same.
also, will be preceded by house-to- With a sparkle in his eyes, Bro- Weekly Salary $50.00
house literature distribution. Further ther Weber, administrator, proudly Example:
interest, it is hoped, will be aroused showed a folder of employee applica- 10% tithe 5.00
on the West side hy a branch Sabbath tions from which he states he has 1% of tithe .05
school, which is being held each Sab- been able to select one of the best _(not salary) __ ___
bath afternoon in the Westview staffs ever under his jurisdiction. Join me in creating this confer-
Church under the direction of Frank "Heritage Home", combining con- ence fund which will be solely used
White. valescent and hospital care, 2510 West for local church building construction.
If you know of persons in the E3 24th, Plainview, Texas, may be just The next time you pay your tithe, add
Paso area who should be invited to the place for you or your loved one. 1% of your tithe (not salary) to the
attend these meetings, please send H. W. PRITCHARD, Texico Conference Church Building
their names and addresses to the local Secretary-treasurer Fund. Let's improve Texico's
pastors: Elder Nathan Sims: 152 churches by giving one penny to the
Mardi Gras; Elder Pascual Pena: 130 who are tirelessly striving to bring Conference Building Fund for each
Raynolds. Add your prayers on be- a better way of life to a needy region. dollar tithe.
half of these dedicated evangelists VIOLA M. PAYNE, Press Secretary H. W. PRITCHARD, Secy.-Treas.
April 28, 1965, Volume 64, No. 17 II
'* "a 3OOO"
Voice of Prophecy
H. M. S. Richards, Jr.
King's Heralds Quartette
APRIL 24 TO MAY 17
You are cordially invited to attend Texico's greatest mass effort. The local church
and the conference are pooling funds for an all-out endeavor to sound the "loud
cry" in Albuquerque. Pray if you cannot attend. Pray daily, hourly, without ceas-
ing that God will speak to thousands waiting judgment in Albuquerque.
Send all names of friends and relatives you wish to be personally invited to Elder
K. O. Cox, 3601 Georgia, N. E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110.
H. W. Pritchard, Treas.
12 THE RECORD
Sandia View Academy
Spring Week of Prayer
"The Lord is My Shepherd," Psalm
23, was the subject for the Week of
Prayer, March 15-20. The Holy Spirit
came down to vi-
sit the campus in
a. mighty manner
during the week.
We have nothing
to fear with such
an army as our
youth filled with
God's gospel, vi-
sion and power.
Elder E. D.
Clifford had pre-
J. H. Turner
pared the way
for this Week of Prayer by conduct-
ing a leadership course the day be-
fore. Seminars, special prayer bands
and an air of revival was felt. Na-
turally this caused the Devil to make
a desperate attempt, but thank God,
his power has already been broken.
Jesus Christ had overcome the foe
1964 years ago, and the same Christ
gave the students and faculty of The above famous Adventist vocal group, The King's Heralds, are blending their
talents for the Albuquerque Voice of Prophecy three-week evangelistic thrust. Elder
Sandia View the victory that over- H. M. S. Richarde, Jr., is preaching nightly in the huge CIVIC AUDITORIUM, April
comes. 24 - May 17. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move the city residents to repentance.
H. W. Pritchard, Treasurer
The main theme of these meetings
was Christ the good Shepherd. The
climax was the presenting of Christ News From SVA Geraldine Stevens 16.92
as our Righteousness. When the Leslie Aragon 16.82
The following students received
students laid hold of this message, Darrell Stuteville 16.56
enough points in scholarship, work,
by faith the power of Satan was MRS. J. DICKERSON, Registrar
attendance, and citizenship during the
broken and many students for the
fourth six-week period to achieve the ^^^^^^Is^^i^^^^
first time experienced the work of
Christ's grace in their lives.
Four academy students who had
not been baptized indicated their de-
sire to join a baptismal class. Eight
elementary youth organized into a Margaret Whitford 19.50
class, also. Martha Whitford 19.45 Church Officers Meet
Sandia View is a fine school. Your Dianna Fiedler 19.44 Each year the newly-elected church
children there are the salt of the Darrell Holtz 19.44 officers' are called together by the
earth, and they are becoming the light Ella Chambers 19.40 conference to outline their duties for
of the world. Elder Hewlett is a fine Suzi Lauterbach 19.20 the current year. This year the
Christian man. He is surrounded Cheryl Jameson 18.80 church officers' meeting was held in
with a dedicated faculty and corps Ross Lauterbach 18.75 Dallas at the City Temple. It was
of workers. The students and faculty John Myers 18.34 an impressive sight to see the at-
felt the sweet spirit of unity as we all Linda Hamel 18.05 tendance and representation from
joined together in the Communion Beverly Stevens 18.00 every major church in the conference.
Service at the close of the prayer Dorothy Kessinger 17.83 Some traveled great distances to be
week. Bob Schram 17.54 present.
This school wants to do more for *Not taking full load Mrs. H. L. Turner served as our
God than they have ever accomplish- Fifteen of the above have kept this congenial Sabbath school superinten-
ed before. Will you pray for them record all year so far. dent; Elder C. S. Myles focused our
and support them? Thank God for HONORABLE MENTION: attention on the Sabbath school les-
schools like Sandia View where Sallye Champion 17.20 son. One of the outstanding features
people can see visions and go forth Donna Ogle 17.20 of the day came during the Sabbath
with great power to finish God's work Steve Foster 17.15 school when Elder L. D. Henderson
on earth. Rita Orman 17.05 introduced the idea of accepting an
J. H. TURNER, Pastor Lynn Joiner 16.94 Investment penny, returning home
Amarillo District Roy Stapleton 16.94 with it, and allowing it to multiply
April 28, 1965, Volume 64, No. 17 18
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14 THE RECORD
New York City and The New York
Center are strategic areas for Evan-
gelism. Constant vigilance is exercised
to witress for Christ. The month of
May will be set asids for intensive
nightly evangelistic meetings and
visitation. Send the names and ad-
dresses of friends, relatives, and for-
mer Ad/enlists. We will invits them
to our nightly meetings and do our
best to visit them. Send at once!
Meetings begin May 9th. Mail to:
Harold J. Brendsl, Director,
Naw York Csntar
227 W. 46th Street
New York, New York 10036
WE WISH TO REMIND VISITORS to
Keene, Texas, for the coming activities
to make your reservations now with our
modem motel. Refrigerated air-condi-
tioning, pool, free ice. Just three miles
west of Keene. Lowest rates in thin
Pastor E. W. Sheppard distributing Investment pennies at a church officers' meeting. vicinity. Phone or write for information.
Shady Oaks Motel, Milton G-7871, Cle-
burne, Texas. 17-lt.
many times over in a project of the over $15.00 saved in dimes during the
owner's choice, for missions. It quarter for Investment. We salute Kighty acres in eastern Oklahoma, 8
miles north of Muldrow. Rich soil, stream,
would have cheered the heart of every Sister Woodfox, along with men, wo- pond timber and electric line. Near good
missionary around the world to see men, boys and girls who are dedica- highway. No improvements, J/fc mineral
the enthusiastic response of loyal Ad- ting time, effort, and means to some Forty acres eleven miles south of Eureka
ventists marching down front for an worthy Investment enterprise. Springs, Arkansas, in the Ozarks. Some
timber. No improvements. Give away,
Investment penny. Untold blessings have come to God's $1000. Write J. Marshall, 306 E. 67th,
Brother Womack Rucker of Baton people in the mission field because of Odessa, Texas 79762. 17-lt.
Rouge was presented to the assembly Investment, and best of all, we have
and interviewed, as the layman rais- the privilege of extending the onward BOB AND LILLIAN'S SLEEP SHOP
AND GIFTS features everything for the
ing the largest amount of Ingather- march of the gospel by our consecrat- bedroom. Scientifically designed mattress
ing this year. and springs, by Dr. L. A. Rentschler, pro-
ed efforts in partnership with God. mote healthful sleep, restore zest, energy.
Elder V. L. Roberts, our president, May I say to others who have not Part of profit for South Oklahoma City
Church Building Fund. Discounts to
delivered a spirit-filled message for started an Investment project, the SDA's. Daily, evenings, Sundays. Ad-
the divine worship. dress, 4515 S. Western, Oklahoma City,
year is young. Why not begin today Oklahoma, ME 2-8190. 15-2t.alt.
Weeks have passed since the church an Investment project for Jesus?
officers' meeting, and the Investment W. C. JONES, Secretary "KEENE CENTER", new, modern, air-
conditioned shopping plaza with 100-car
offering for the first quarter was Sabbath School Department parking area located one block from
Southwestern Union College will open
taken, March 13. As we travel the May 15. Eleven leases were available;
conference, Sabbath school members seven have been leased, four leases are
still available for the following types of
around the circle report the blessings business: DRY CLEANING PLANT,
BARBER WITH MASTER LICENSE,
God is giving to their Investment BEAUTY OPERATOR, RESTAURANT.
Send all advertisements to your local con- VARIETY STORE, DRESS SHOPPE,
ference office for approval. Rate: Fifty words SERVICE STATION, or business of your
Recently, a package reached the or less, one insertion, $3.00. Each additional choice. For information write P. O. Box
566, Keene, Texas. 16-2t
office from Kerrville, Texas, from Sr. word, including names and addresses, 5c per
Nina Woodfox. She was turning in word. Payment must accompany copy.
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modern home. Large paneled family
room-kitchen with fireplace and air-con-
ditioning. Patio, fenced yard, fruit trees,
overlooking wooded area. One block new Apr. 30 I .lay 7
shopping center, post office, rest home.
Two blocks academy and college. All Abilene, Texas _ _ __.... __ _._____7;19 7:24
brick, double garage, carpeted through- 7:37
out, over 2,000 square feet. Only $16,000 7:08
with terms. Write Box 432, Keene, Texas,
or dial 817 MI 5-4896. ]7 4t alt. Dallas, TAYSIS 7'flS 7:13
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FOR SALE: New two-bedroom home with 7:15
car port, wood paneling throughout. In Galveston, Texas __ _ .... ___ .6:55 6:59
rity limits, 2 miles from Ozark Academy. Gentry, Arkansas ___ ....... _7:04 7:10
Price $7,500.00 — $1,500.00 down $52.80 7-1 1.
monthly. Write: W. R. Brinegar, Gentry,
Arkansas 72734 — phone 736-5662. 17-lt. Little Rock, Arkansas ___._ __ 6:53 6:58
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morial, Glendale Sanitarium, Voice of
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ico and over fifty cities and not cost over Santa Fe, New Mexico __ . _ 6:50 6:56
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April 28, 1965, Volume 64, No. 17 15
General Conference of SDA
chapel. That evening, Todd Burley
Takoma Park Wash DC spcke of the choice which each must
make between "Christ and Barabbas"
in our daily lives.
Friday morning in the last college
SOUTHWESTERN chapel, Bill Clark spoke of perfection
through Christ in our lives, in a mes-
UNION COLLEGE sage entitled "How Can I Be Per-
fect?" In academy chapel, Gary
Whitworth spoke of the "Living
Water" which Jesus gives. Jerald
Hurst spoke of "Pleasure and Sin" in
Students Hold Spiritual spoke on "The Voice Crying in the our daily choices for the Friday even-
Wilderness." ing vespers service.
In college chapel Wednesday morn- Sabbath morning concluded the ser-
by MARY BAEUERLE, Student, SUC ing Bob Foedisch proposed a question vice for the Student Spiritual Em-
in his message, "Are We Christians?" phasis Week. Bob Haddock, a theol-
The students of Southwestern
Union College participated in the "Are you really a Christian, or just ogy major, delivered a message on the
a Christian?" Glenn Gibson spoke in "Power of a Positive Religion," a
Student Spiritual Emphasis Week
from January 24 through January academy chapel of "The Prize," the religion to live by, with Christ as the
30. The theme for the student week real prize of redemption. In evening center.
of prayer was "Day by Day With worship, Gary Linden, in his message, During this week, prayer boxes
Christ," represented in the theme "The Measure of a Perfect Man," had been placed in the church and the
song, "Every Day With Jesus". Each spoke of the "golden rule", love to all. girls' dorm. As students united in
speaker attempted to convey a cer- Thursday morning Patsy Wertz prayer bands with the Most High, a
tain aspect of a closer daily walk spoke of a closer communion with lasting spiritual blessing was received
with Christ. God's purpose for each of us. He during a week when God used stu-
The Student Spiritual Emphasis God through "Prayer." Sherry Tram- dents to speak to students, a week
Week began Sunday evening with mel] outlined "How To Have a when many students re-determined to
joint worship in the church. George Christian Good Time," in academy follow their Lord.
Sonsel delivered the opening message
entitled "Towards True Religion."
During the week, class periods were
shortened for both college and aca-
demy, and chapel period was included
in both daily schedules. Student
speakers brought different messages
for each chapel period. Joint even-
ing worships were held in the church
at 7 p.m. Messages were again
1 given by student speakers, each re-
lating to a daily walk with the Sa-
viour. Prayer bands were held in
both dorms following the evening
Monday morning in college chapel,
Jerry Mitchell presented a message
entitled "Nature-ly Speaking", in
which he related the love of an om-
nipotent God, manifested in the won-
ders of nature. Larry Guinn, in the
afternoon academy chapel, spoke on
"Delinquency of Divinity". In the
evening worship, Benjie Leach spoks
of Jesus as a very personal Saviour
and Friend in his message, "Christ,
Diane Bond spoke on a faith in
Jesus in our everyday life, "A Faith
to Live By"; in college chapel Tues-
day Linda Brennan brought out the
importance of a Christian influence
upon those about us in "Smile, It
Hurts Less." That evening, Gail Hunt The students of Southwestern Union Colle ge conducted a week of Spiritual Emphasis
January 24-30. The theme for the week, •Day by Day With Christ/' called for much
presented a message in testimony of prayerful planning.
16 THE RECORD