Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
December 9, 1954


W. Earl Mansur, 241 E. Arlight, Monterey Park, California, Nov. 26: "Five identifications and one restorations since last report. We are bringing to a close over four years of very pleasant work with the Montebello Church. This church has grown spiritually as well as in numbers and has completed a nice building program. We leave some of our best friends here and wish them God's blessings in every right way. The first of the year we will begin work with another young energetic church in Ringling, Oklahoma. Our mailing address there will be P. O. Box 358."

Doyle Cannon, Sunset Church of Christ, 2442 W. Jefferson, Dallas 11, Texas, Nov. 21: "We had a wonderful day Sunday here at Sunset. Otis Gatewood spoke for us at the morning service. We had a record crowd and a splendid lesson. We had record attendance at Bible classes-468, also record contribution, almost $1,700.00. That night five responded to the invitation."

W. E. McNeely, P. O. Box 431, McFarland, California, Nov. 22: "November 14th, I closed two and one-half years work with the North Long Beach congregation in Long Beach, California. Yesterday I began work with the congregation here in McFarland, a small town in the southern part of the San Joaquin Valley. We hope to have a pleasant and profitable work together. When passing this way worship with us at 4th and Harlow. Please note change of address."

Ben Guillermo, Box 1895, Waipahu, Oahu, T.H., Nov. 24: "A new congregation was started when 14 adults met for worship in the Kailua High School in Kailua. Bible school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Meeting will continue in the high school. I am being supported by the Tenth and Francis Streets Church in Oklahoma City. Kailua is a growing community, located about 12 miles from Honolulu, but is cut off by a mountain range. Takes about 25 to 30 minutes traveling by car to reach Kailua from Honolulu by way of the Pali (mountain pass). There are now two congregations, the other being in Honolulu where F. B. Shepherd preaches."

W. E. Fortney, 162 Harrison, Clarksburg, West Virginia, Nov. 19: "The meeting at Blueville, Grafton, W. Va., resulted in one precious soul being baptized into Christ. Several non-members attended with a degree of regularity. Brother Coleman Knight and Brother Lewis Smith directed the song service in a fine way. Brother Smith preaches regularly for this congregation. I enjoyed the meeting to the fullest."

Charles F. House, P. O. Box 72164, Los Angeles 2, California, Nov. 24: "The work here at Lomita goes along in fine shape. Since last report, one fine young lady has been baptized. When in the general Los Angeles area, come and worship with us. We are located at 2041 Pacific Coast Highway."

Lloyd Connel, 1244 S. Evanston, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nov. 22: "During this year, 1954, I have done the preaching in gospel meetings for the following churches: Mannford, Vinita, Jenks, Apache and Bearden, Oklahoma. In Texas, Olney and Brownsville, and also for the church in Kingman, Texas. These efforts resulted in 26 baptisms and several restorations. The work continues well here at Tenth and Rockford in Tulsa. Work is progressing on our new auditorium, which we hope to have completed by March or April of 1955. Present plans call for our moving into the new auditorium for our spring meeting with Brother Raymond Kelcy doing the preaching. Brother Kelcy is loved very much by the church here, as he had labored with them for about seven years, prior to his moving to Oklahoma City. With our new auditorium and the old building being converted into class rooms, and a church that is willing to work, as this church is, great things should be accomplished in the future by the church here."