During this year, 1972, the Ministerial Association has concentrated on coordinating and implementing the united efforts of every area of the church administrator and department leader, minister, teacher, medical and health worker, literature evangelist, lay member to reach people with the timely messages of truth God has given to us to proclaim to the world, using the theme REACH OUT FOR LIFE. . .
ON JUNE 17, 1972, 2,700 people from the United States and Canada entered the Ford Auditorium on the banks of the Detroit River for the opening of the Detroit evangelistic campaign. This was the beginning of eight weeks of intensive spiritual emphasis for the Detroit metropolitan area. . .
MISSION '72 REACH OUT FOR LIFE crusades are now history, and we thank God for what has been accomplished. Although we are grateful for what has been done, we look forward to improving on former methods. There were varying degrees of response. Some workers experienced outstanding results. Others, however, have found that results of public evangelism are increasingly meager and that the effort to reach the multitudes by mass media and lure them out to public presentations of the message within a budget most of us can get is disappointing. Although we are grateful for what has been done, we must find a way to improve on it. . .
When we think of exaggeration our mind usually is turned to an acquaintance we have had with someone who has made himself well known for telling tall tales. Thus, our emotional response to the word is negative rather than positive. . .
THERE exists a crisis of prophetic interpretation in the so-called Christian world. The Jerusalem Conference on Bible prophecy (summer, 1971) was a clear proof of this situation. However, one need not go as far as Jerusalem to discover the existence of such crises. There are prophecies and interpretations of them being offered everywhere on newsstands, in bookstores, and in the meetings of rival preachers from various denominations. . .
THE end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for retrospect with regard to the past and re solve for the future. What better time than now to consider how the work in the church has gone in the old year and what can be done to better it in the new?
YES, ANNETTE . . . But it's bigger, wider, deeper than ours. It is as tall as His mind can create, as wide as His arms can reach, and as deep as His love can touch. It spreads its galaxies like a tree--branches of shining stars flung out in space like moonlit pine boughs. And at the end of each He has hung a glowing world. And God moves between the branches and polishes each planet that glorifies the heavens. . .
WE ARE now at a time in the world's history when the human organism is approaching its lowest ebb of inherent vital energy. We possess only the limited amount of resistance to disease that has been handed on to us after many generations of forefathers who carelessly disregarded the laws of health. . .
SUCCESS is difficult to define. It means many things to many people. To the career woman it means advancement in her chosen profession. For the house wife it includes providing a happy home for a healthy, contented family. For many women today who are both housewife and job holder, it means achieving the optimum in both fields. . .