Four and one-half years ago Mrs. Dollis M. Pierson, wife of our General Conference president, at our request assumed the responsibility of writing, collecting, and editing material for the women's section of The Ministry—By His Side. She spent many long hours in get ting this section on a solid foundation. It has grown in popularity not only with our ministers' wives round the world, but even our ministers take a peek at it!
Along with this responsibility Mrs. Pierson took the lead in collecting material for the By His Side book. Each of the fifteen chapters in this book was written by the wife of a minister, and thus it represents fifteen different views of being a minister's wife. Thousands of these books have been bought and read, and the influence of this work will never be fully known until the coming of the Lord.
Mrs. Pierson is now working in the Temperance Department of the General Conference, and although she is busy with that program her heart is still with our magazine and with the ministerial force of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
So to you, Mrs. Pierson, we say "Thank you" for your excellent service. Had it not been for you, we doubt whether this particular section of our magazine would have found the prominent place it has.
When Mrs. Pierson made the decision to begin new employment we immediately began our search for someone to fill the vacancy. Numerous names were mentioned, and we finally decided on one who we know will continue the good work that was begun. Mrs. Kay Dower, wife of our Ministerial Association secretary, is known by hundreds of ministers' wives round the world.
Anyone who knows Kay knows she is a real homemaker and has a sympathetic concern for people. Her gracious and hospitable ways have been a source of inspiration and courage to many.
We are certain we could have gotten no one more capable than Kay to bring encouragement, bits of wisdom, advice, and that little extra humor into your hearts and homes. We know you'll agree!
Welcome to our staff, Kay!