Vol.X No.XI Pg.2
January 1974

Journey Mercies

Jim R. Everett

During the past three months in Australia the above phrase was often heard. It was usually in a prayer for bro. Harry Pickup, Jr. and myself— that God would grant us journey mercies; and I am so thankful that God did just that. We are safely home after ten missions each. In addition, bro. Pickup had a two-night debate with a Holiness preacher (at Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.) and I had a one-night debate with bro. Jim Waldron (U.S.) on sponsoring church arrangements. I didnt hear the Holy Spirit discussion but it is reported that Harry did well. I hope the Holiness man understood the issue better than bro. Waldron understood our objection to the sponsoring church arrangements.

And journey mercies are again needed, as we contemplate our program for this new year. Before this is in your hands I will have been to Birmingham, Ala. (77th St.) to discuss the Australian work. Then, Jan. 13-20, I am to be in San Antonio, TX., for a meeting with Highland Blvd. church. Next stop is W. Columbia, TX., Feb. 11-17; then a long (for me) stay in my study, to do some writing.

The next meetings are in Arkansas: Magnolia, Apr. l5-22; and Hope, Apr. 22-28. From there to Texas: Greggton, Apr. 29-May 5; and Rockdale, May 12-17. Then Russellville, Ala., June 2-7, and Pasadena, TX., (Red Bluff) June 16-23. Next, Vivian and I will take a long swing east— Decatur, Ga., July 14-19; Kingston Springs, Tenn., July 21-26; Newport, Ohio, July 28-Aug. 2; Hidalgo, Ill., Aug. 5-11; and back to Houston, TX., (Spring Branch) Aug. 18-23. This is home base of a sort, as the Spring Branch church assists in my regular support. It will be a pleasure to again see those folk.

In September we take another turn at the study and typewriter; but hit the road in October for meetings in Wichita, Kas., (Southwest) 6-11; and St. Louis, Mo., (former Spring and Blaine) Oct. 13-18. From there we go to Canada for four weeks; Jordan and Bancroft, Ont., are confirmed, with assurance that there will be plenty to do the rest of the time.

From Canada, we go to Marion, Ind. Nov. 18-24; and Athens, Ala., (Eastside) Dec. 1-6. If this doesnt fill the year, well think of something. Our meeting program is filled through 1975, with six or seven meetings in 76. We do indeed pray for journey mercies and we do hope Hes willing.


Our sincere thanks to bros.andverett for recent articles. Dan was editor for 3 months.