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Louisville. Ky.

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VOL. XVIII                                        July, 1925                                              No. 7    

News and Notes                             

17,869 pieces of literature for Bible Class helps, third quarter, have so far been ordered out from this office. We have a few hundred quarterlies yet for those who forgot to order early.

From New Orleans: “Work moving along nicely. Attendance holding up well so far. New converts doing good work.”-Willis H: Allen.

From Dallas, Texas: “Please change my address from Temple, Texas, to 304 South Waverly Drive, Dallas, Texas. This is to be my home, from which I shall work out in the Vineyard of the Master.”               -John E. Dunn.

From Estherwood, La.: “Last Sunday we began our Bible class here, resulting in seventy-five per cent increase in attendance. The children are taught in English, while the older folks must be taught in French.”– Ivy J. Istre.

From Lubbock, Texas: “Things are going well here. We have a meeting to start the last Sunday in June. Brethren Hardeman and Smith are to be here. However, I will not be here at that time, as I am to be in Tennessee for a month’s meeting in the City of Knoxville; then on the mountain up from Sparta for three weeks, before coming back to Texas.”-R. R. Brooks.

The brethren at Bryantsville, Ind., are building an excellent house of worship. They have made a deep concrete basement, suitable for class rooms, under the entire building-which is to be a large, brick veneer. The valuable poplar boards from the old building are being used, and much labor is being contributed. The old house was first opened November 10, 1872, the congregation being set in order the following day. In 1881, the congregation having gone down and revived, it was reorganized. At that time Brother Quincy Short was their preacher. The unfortunate schism that came with the modern innovations had not affected the district. Indeed, these additions have never been brought in, and the brethren have determined to continue in the simplicity of the apostolic churches. Brother A. C. Reader is now, and has been for some years, their visiting preacher.

C. G. Vincent’s present address is 150 Fermanagh Ave., Toronto. One -has been baptized since Brother Vincent began a period of service in Fern Avenue Church.

W. J. Johnson is now located at Ocala, Fla. He reports one baptism recently there.

Earl C. Smith is engaged in a meeting at Stillwater, Okla. A paragraph from his letter, probably not intended for publication, illustrates faith worthy of imitation: “I am in no haste about where I shall labor next year. I am neither holding off nor on; I am waiting for the Lord. I belong to Him-and He knows where He wants me, and I don’t care to be anywhere else. I think He will guide.”

From Linton, Ind.: “In our business meeting last night we decided to give regularly to the China work. We also started a building fund.”-J. R. Clark.

D. H. Friend is with the church at Henning, Tenn., in a meeting.

From Rosspoint, Ky.: – “The Lord willing I will be in Louisville, Ky., by July 1. Brother Jesse Bibb will be here at Rosspoint for a time.”-Philip Bornwasser.

From. J. M. Hottel: “Our meeting at New Albany resulted in ten being added to the church. Brother O. M. Davis preached a week after I left. The church was encouraged a great deal. The work there is the best now it has ever been.”

At Lily Dale meeting there were 13 baptisms, 3 restorations, and 2 for membership. That is a wonderful congregation when you consider the fact that they have no regular preaching. The work is carried on entirely by home forces the year round.

We are anxiously awaiting the visit of Brother Olmstead to us here at Franklin in August. We are planning for another great meeting this fall. The work in general is encouraging.

“Three souls were saved during the Briar Ridge meeting. We had 70 children – under fifteen years of age in our Bible drill. Their work was unusually efficient and thorough. I am now conducting a revival at Mitchell’s Run, Ky. Pray for our work.”-Wallace Cauble.

Brother Dixon, of Sneedville, Tenn., mountain mission, visited some Indiana churches recently.

“I preached nine nights at Parksville, Ky., and 7 came forward,  in all, all adults.”-E. L. Jorgenson.

Stanford Chambers, back from a week’s song drill with Winchester church, is now at Ebenezer, near Harrodsburg, in a meeting; and so is Brother Jorgenson.

Hazelwood meeting, near Louisville; brought 5 additions in all. The new congregation at that place, encouraged by Boyer and Johnson, is already having fellowship in mission work. They need a meeting-house.

Brother Boll left Louisville July 3 for Dallas, and Grandview, Texas.

From Tom Bean, Tex.: “It was a great day at Tom Bean when we had our first services in our new church building; everyone seems enthusiastic and hopeful. The church at Tom Bean has a history running back 67 year. Some of its present members were baptized near Tom Bean 52 years ago. We estimated that 98% of its present members were baptized at Tom Bean. The data that we have shows not less than 1200 baptisms through the agency of this faithful church. Some of the great men among the pioneer preachers-Hall, Kasky, Carlton, Gano, the Wilmoths, Burnett, the Clarks, (founders of Thorp Spring Christian College), and others whose names we were not able to get, have preached for this church. During the struggle of building our good little meeting-house at a cost of $10,000 we have not slacked up on our regular monthly mission offerings; and we have taken care of our home preaching expenses nicely, though this is a small church in numbers, We pray that God may help us to be awake to our opportunities and responsibilities.”-J. F. Smith.