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by Larry Miles

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100 Years  Ago (November 1914 Word and Work) — W. J. Johnson, Amite, La., is making good use of the new tent. He closed a meeting at Holton, the 17th, which resulted in six conversions and thinks a congregation may be set in order there. Bro. Johnson was at Oak Grove, the third Lord’s Day, baptizing one there and appointing an elder and three deacons, thus strengthening the work there. The next night to the Ard. S. H. (Schoolhouse) for another mission meeting, to continue a week, thence to Ponchatoula for another mission meeting. Bro. Johnson asks for the fellowship of prayer.

75 Years Ago (November 1939 Word and Work) – South Louisville Church, where D. H. Friend has labored so successfully for some years, has just had a wonderful revival, Oct. 15- 22. Η. N. Rutherford, assisting Bro. Friend, was mightily used of God in soul-winning, and though he continued only 8 days, 13 confessed Christ as Savior and were baptized. About an equal number came for­ ward for confession of sin and re­ consecration—all on the eighth and last day.

One week later, on Lord’s Day morning, Oct. 29, E. L. Jorgenson preaching, 4 more came up—2 for baptism and 2 for confession of sin. The whole church has felt the up­ surge of the revival, and all are full of praise to God for the season of refreshing. That such a week was possible speaks well for the regular ministry of the church.

50 Years Ago  (November 1964 Word and Work) – Independence, La.: The ladies here at Pine Grove have started a Wednesday morning Bible class. My sister, Mrs. S. H. Bennett, is the instigator. -Odis O. Ford.

25 Years Ago (November 1989 Word and Work)— Married 65 years! We don’t often report anniversaries, but many people who attended Southeastern Christian College were blessed by “Granny” Baber,  thedietician/head-cook for years, and by “Uncle Charlie” who served as all-around helper and universal friend at SCC. So we gladly report that they celebrated their 65th anniversary on Oct. 18 in Winchester, Congratulations, dear friends.

10 years Ago (2004 Word and Work) — Stan & Nan Broussard were honored Nov. 7, 2004 in a special service at Bayou Jacque. This commemorated 50 faithful years of service to the Lord. After attending Portland Christian School – Bro. Stan went on to the Kentucky Bible College (KBC) before going back to Louisiana where he ministered along with his wife for much of the time. Over 200 attended this spe­cial day and enjoyed a time of fellowship and great singing by the Glenmora chorus and other spe­cials. Bro. Don McGee  shared many experiences o f knowing Stan & Nan.




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