A Personal Word

I like the thought that I and my asso­ciate " internes " this year are pioneers in the demonstration of a plan which is so vital to the future strengthening of the working forces in the Lord's cause.

J. Stanley Hull

I like the thought that I and my asso­ciate " internes " this year are pioneers in the demonstration of a plan which is so vital to the future strengthening of the working forces in the Lord's cause. I had not thought of the matter in just this light before, but I see that success or failure of the Interneship plan rests largely in the results which we who have been chosen to test out the provision, are able to demonstrate. I have not, however, been unmindful of the very definite challenge which this plan offers, and have accepted it whole­heartedly, for I am determined that if application and consecration can make me a truly efficient worker for God, nothing shall be permitted to stand in my way. I have been especially im­pressed of late, with my need of greater appreciation of what it means to be truly unselfish and to refuse to permit personal preference and desire to come first. I am carefully studying my life and work to avoid this crippling trait.

More and more, even in the short time I have been associated with the organized work, do I sense the neces­sity for utmost efficiency in every line of activity, and particularly of main­taining increased mental vigor. It is surely quite evident that the work of any minister will lack in inspiration if he allows his mind to stagnate. I most certainly shall avail myself of the advantages offered through the Minis­terial Reading Course for 1930.

I thoroughly enjoy my work, and be­lieve that God has a definite work for me to do here. I consider it especially fortunate that I have been placed in a new field, where opportunity is af­forded for raising up a new company of believers. The responsibility of warning thirty-five thousand people rests heavily upon me. At present I am conducting a hall effort, giving a number of Bible readings each week, and plan to begin a systematic dis­tribution of Signs of the Times from house to house, and thus meet the peo­ple in a personal way. My courage is good. The Lord is wonderfully bless­ing. I have everything to praise and thank Him for. I do hope my fellow pioneers are all doing well, and that this branch of the work which the leaders of the General Conference have launched may continue with increasing success.              

J. Stanley Hell

Meriden, Conn.


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J. Stanley Hull

January 1930

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