PH.D. in a Storefront

ALL praise and glory be to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the 115 souls convicted to come forward for baptism during the "Time of the End" crusade meetings in Los Angeles in 1971.

-Associate Secretory, Ministerial Association, General Conference, at the time this artilce was written

ALL praise and glory be to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the 115 souls convicted to come forward for baptism during the "Time of the End" crusade meetings in Los Angeles in 1971.

Pictured are some of the 80 people baptized into the Normandie Avenue church. A few others were baptized into surrounding sister churches, while still others are awaiting and preparing for baptism soon —no doubt by the time of the reading of this report. There were much prayer and perseverance, fasting and faith, by a few loyal lay members and workers in the church, combined with the Spirit in the effort for the harvest.

Visiting guest speakers during the series were Elder C. D. Brooks and the writer. Dr. R. W. Nelson preached night after night in the tabernacle, which is still leased and in use.

Now every Saturday night is given over to "Youth and Family Evangelism." The building becomes a large fellowship center, where the youth and families gather for Bible motion pictures, games, roller skating, ping-pong, and other wholesome activities. There are plenty of VegeBurgers, punch, and other delicious foods at the health-and-snack bar in one corner of the edifice. Cooking classes and a 5-Day Stop Smoking program will begin soon.

Won't you pray for Dr. Nelson and the church as they help others reach out for life during MISSION '72, doing what they can to hasten the second coming of Christ and the end of the world?


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-Associate Secretory, Ministerial Association, General Conference, at the time this artilce was written

June 1972

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