Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
November 18, 1954


Frank Trayler, Chaplain (Major) USAF, 237 Thompson Place, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 1: "Yesterday we had 134 present at 1:00 p.m. in Chapel No. 4, Lackland Air Force Base. After the service I baptized four Airmen, making a total of six baptisms, one restoration, two weddings, and two funerals for the month of October. Almost daily, some of our brethren arrive at Lackland from the four corners of the world, and we try to welcome them all."

Doyle Cannon, Sunset Church of Christ, 2442 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, Texas, Nov. 5: "Edward J. Craddock of Nashville, Tennessee, just concluded an eight day meeting for us at Sunset with 14 responses to the invitation. In a month and one-half preceding the meeting there were 45 responses to the invitation bringing to a total 59 responses in the last two months. Worship with us when in Dallas."

Olen Holderby, Coalinga, California, Nov. 3: "Ten were added to the cause in Coalinga during the month of October. I did the preaching in a very good meeting in Avenal, California the last 12 days of October. The brethren in Coalinga supported me in that effort, in which three were baptized and two restored. Interest among outsiders was very good. I preached in all the evening services with Norton Dye, the local minister, doing the preaching for the Sunday morning services. Brother Dye has just recently moved to Avenal and is doing a good work."

Vaughn D. Shofner, 116 Prospect Avenue, S.W., Camden, Arkansas, Nov. 6: "Since moving here to work with the church meeting on West Washington Street last July, I have preached in three meetings. These meetings were with the churches in DeQueen, Arkansas, and Wichita Falls, Texas (Floral Heights) for the second time, and with the church in Norphlet, Arkansas. Some were added in the efforts and interest appeared to be good. The work here is steadily improving in many ways, and we think the future will soon show greater progress."

Wendel Scott, 59-D Airbase, Pecos, Texas, Nov. 5: "Seventy five Mexicans were baptized in Pecos during October. Priest pouting, sects trying to duplicate our work. The total baptisms since September list is 97. We could put 10 more Spanish-speaking preachers to preaching to different audiences every night, if we could find elderships willing to sponsor and oversee."

Thornton Crews, Route 5, Box 664, Pensacola, Florida, Nov. 5: "Brother V. P. Black of Mobile, Alabama has just recently closed a fine meeting for us at the Bellview congregation in this city. Good crowds and interest were manifested in the effort. Brother Black surely preaches the truth in a plain and positive manner. It was his eighth meeting in this vicinity. Three were baptized and another was baptized the following Sunday after the meeting. More visitors are attending our services than at any time since I have been here. We are hoping to get an educational building under way. We need more class rooms now, and plan to build about ten more."

Charles F. House, P. O. Box 72164, Los Angeles 2, California, Oct. 24: "I am happy to report our largest attendance and our largest contribution as of above date, since this congregation started about two years ago. Brother Bud Irvine of the Fifth and Atlantic congregation in Long Beach, and Brother W. E. McNeeley of the North Long Beach congregation will be speaking for us during the first two weeks' in November. At present we are engaged in a series of singing school meetings being conducted by Brother Ford Carpenter of the Spring and Delta congregation in West Long Beach. When in the greater Los Angeles area, come and worship with us at the Church of Christ in Lomita, 2041 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, California."

Raymond Shackleford, Box 76, Flat Creek, Alabama, Oct. 21: "I have been doing 'fill-in' preaching for about three years, and I would like to locate with some congregation and dedicate all my time to preaching the Gospel. I am a young married man with one year's college work. Most of my preaching has been in and around Jefferson County, Alabama, though I have preached a few times in Hammond, Indiana. For references you may write to either the elders or Jesse Lewis, evangelist, at 6532 Arizona Ave., Hammond, Indiana; or to C. A. Norred, 7th St., S.W. and Lomb Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama. Anyone interested may write me at the above address."

Ivan R. Stewart, 6101 Indian School Rd., N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nov. 1: "October was a good month here. Nineteen responded to the invitation — six baptisms, two restorations, 11 memberships. A total of 68 responses since May 1. We are now in the midst of a Men's Leadership Training Course. The auditorium is full every Sunday morning and the Bible school attendance is gradually growing-250 present last Sunday morning."

Roy E. Cogdill, 310 Savannah Drive, San Antonio, Texas: Since August 1st, I have held meetings at Paragould, Blytheville, Conway, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and also at Dickson, Tennessee. These are all good churches standing uncompromisingly for truth and right. I have enjoyed working with them and the men who labor with them in word and doctrine. Two were baptized at Paragould, eighteen at Blytheville, seven at Park Hill in Fort Smith, and one at Dickson, Tennessee. We have many good churches throughout the land that want the gospel preached and a whole host of preachers that have not "bowed the knee to Baal." We thank God and take courage. Please note the change in my address from Lufkin, Texas to San Antonio, Texas-310 Savannah Drive. I am now preaching at West Avenue and Sherwood Drive in this city. This is a splendid church only four years old, growing rapidly, and with a wonderful outlook. Herbert Newman has done a fine work and is loved and respected. When in the city we shall be happy to have you visit with us. Five were added to this congregation Sunday — one baptism, one restoration, and three identified."

Connie W. Adams, 807 Daniel Ave., S.E., Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 1: "Recently eleven have responded to the invitation here at Glenwood Hills. Three of these were baptized, one placed membership and the rest were restored. At the morning service yesterday four renounced the error of the Christian Church. We are very much encouraged in the work hers. This is a fine congregation, and it is a pleasure to me to see the zeal and interest manifested by a good many of the members. Worship with us when passing through Atlanta."