The Lord Willing
Here water spins left, or counterclock- wise as it drains from bathtubs. But my High School physics teacher said that in Australia it would spin right, or clockwise. Well, we shall see! (Assuming I use a bathtub.)
My meeting schedule for 1971 calls for one meeting in Launceston, Tas.; two in Melbourne, Vic..; one in Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Armidale, and Lismore, N.S.W.; and in Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Emerald, and perhaps another in Queensland. This will require 14 weeks in Australia.
I return to the States for meetings in Sparks, Nev.; Santa Clara and Santa Rosa, Cal.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Lubbock, Tex. before getting home. Go then to Nashville, Tenn.; Decatur, Ga.; Birmingham, Ala.; then to Brady, W. Columbia, Bridge City, Houston, Sinton, and Austin, Tex. Then off to Indianapolis, Ind.; St. Louis, and St. James, Mo.; Mulvane, Ks.; then west to San Diego, Garden Grove, and Gardena. Cal., and Glendale, Ariz.
During the Australian trip Plain Talk will be edited by bro. Joe Fitch and articles will be by bros. Fitch, Jim Everett, and Dan Shipley — along with a few of my own. These are good men, and you have had proof of their capable writing in past issues. If I come home to find myself out of a job in this field, you will have gained. The paper will continue to be published by the Oaks—West church of Christ, as part of their teaching program, available to all who request it, free of charge. Address correspondence to same as always— my home office, shown in block at right.
We plan to write several reports on the Australian trip, with emphasis on the cause of Christ there, when experience has provided information. Now, however, we must be content with expressing our sincere thanks to the saints who have made this trip possible. The Seligman. Ariz. church (5 members) and bro. Ted Bollier, Phoenix, started the fund. Ted contacted other Phoenix members, who further helped me; and Central church, Beaumont, Tex., picked up a large deficit just prior to ticket-buying time. The Oaks—West church, Burnet, supplies almost half of my weekly support; and I will use some of my own funds, put aside for such purposes. Individual reports and thanks are, of course, sent to each donor.
Vivian will remain in Burnet while I am away — this is not a vacation trip, as thirteen one-week meetings in fourteen weeks will indicate. I am a little frightened by the responsibility of the whole thing. Pray that I may serve my Lord acceptably.