Putnam, Herman Keene, O. B. Dukes, Afthur Lorance, Pellam Bateman, Oury Buckley, and W. H. Herrington. :

Published Since 1877

Pictured is the Clarke College Class of 1927. Front row—left to right: Mré. Bob Lambright (sponsor), Elton Barlow, EdnaPeart Mi Daves Yarbrough, Ethel Overby Huff, Amy McDaniel Suddith, Mrs. R. B. Moulder, Lorene May Palmer, Mertis Palmer Hawkins, 52/d more than 10,000 young people are Esteli Walker Harris, Onedia McDill Herrington, Mrs. tke S. Bass, Ike S. Bass, and Wheeler Cathey. Back row left to right: Neal: »

Mills, 7. 8. Moulder, W. C. Palmer, W. T. McMullan, Robert W:

Clarke Grads Gather For 50th Anniversary

The Golden Anniversary of the Clarke College class of 1927 was held recently on the campus with twenty- three members of the class present to renew old friendships and recall memories. Many of those who could not attend wrote to express their greet- ings and to bring the assembled class

: up to date on their activities.

The program, which had been spearheaded by Wheeler Cathey and Elton Barlow, both of Jackson, began with a time of fellowship and conver- sation. A time of , greeting, and welcome by W. L. Compere and Alumni Director Allén B. Parnell was followed by a break for picture taking and class business matters. An intro-

duction of members with pa gs ye information was followed by the

Clarke College history and a memorial service for the twenty-five class mem- bers who have died.

Over half of those present had gone on to be active in the field of education, with others in the ministry and busi- ness. The class member coming the greatest distance was Neal Putnam

Special guests for the reunion were dpdae its Leavin weseene ‘i it was sponsor

of the class of 1927) and Dr. and Mrs. M.-C. McDaniel (McDaniel was on the

Of Golden Gate Seminary

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) Wil- liam M. Pinson, Jr., has been elected to become the

fourth president of Gol- den Gate Seminary. The seminary’s

trustees selected © the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Tex., to head the 33-year-old Southern Baptist succeed-



ing Harold K. Graves, who retired July 31 after 25 years of service as president.

Pinson will begin his service as pres- ident on Aug. 15, 1977. The date for his formal inauguration will be an- nounced later.

The 42 - year - old Pinson has been pastor of the Wichita Falls church, one of the largest in the Southern Baptist Convention, since 1975. From 1963 to 1975 he was professor of Christian ethics at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. :

In 1969-70 Pinson was interim pastor of Manhattan Baptist Church in New York City. He served as associate sec- retary of the Christian Life Commis-. sion, Baptist General Convention of

‘Thurman To Speak At Carey College

Clarence Thurman, former South- ern Baptist missionary to Malaysia and,chairman of the de- partment at William , will be keynote speaker for ‘‘ summer commencement Aug. 14.

Thurman was a missionary evangelist for more than 10 years be- fore joining the Carey faculty in 1973. His biography has been chosen for list- ing in such publications as- ing Educators of America,” ‘‘Per- sonalities of the South,” and, most re- cently, ‘‘Who’s Who in Religion.”

Phat ete m ._F )

Association, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Mississippi Association for Higher Education.

; rit

Texas from 1957-63. He was- graduated with a B.A. degree from North Texas State University in 1955, B. Div. degree from Southwestern Seminary in 1959, and a Th.D. degree from Southwestern in 1963. He has done graduate study at Edinburgh, Columbia, Yale, Prince- ton, Texas Christian, and San Fran- cisco Theological Seminary.

‘, Pinson has written widely in the field

of Christian ethics, general ministry, and . Among his works are: “Applying the Gospel: Sugg-stions for Christian Social Action in a Local Church,” “The Five Worlds of Youth”’ (Continued on page 3)

David Grant To Address MC Graduates

David R. Grant, pastor of the Z ist Church, Jackson,

will be Charles E. Martin, vice -

dent for academic affairs; McMillan, dean of the Graduate School; Tom Goldman, assistant dean




ais bs


JACKSON, 'Y, AUGUST 11, 1977

y _ Chester Swor of Jackson, interna- a y khown writer and lecturer for >, youth —_S. will be the principal . 12 for Mississippi Baptist * Youth Night - = The annual gathering of young - ple from all across the state will SDs ott p.as ba the intent ppi Col- iseum eum in Jackson. Larry Salter, Youth “Night Committee chairman for the

to tax the capacity of the col-

© Until last year Mississippi

Youth Night was held during Christ- mas holidays. In 1976 it was changed to ‘the summertime date.

Bob Tyler, of Starkville, athletic di- >) rector and head football coach at Mis- _ >} -sissippi State University, will also be a speaker during the Youth Night prog- ram. He will present his personal tes-

Easy Answers? The Christian who timony as a Christian to the young au- turns to the pages of the Bible for an dience. all-inclusive set of rules to live byor The current Junior Miss for for easy answers to today’s difficult Jackson, Cindy Malone, will be on the moral questions has some serious Program for her testimony and to sing. misunderstandings about the relation- ~Cindy is a graduate of Jim Hill High ship of the Bible to moral decision School in Jackson and is planning to loads of young people to come from making, according to John A. Wood, enroll in Baylor University in Waco, Very area of the state for this meet- director of program development for ‘Texas, for the fall term. She is a ing. It is annually the biggest meeting the SBC’s Christian Life Commission, ™ember of Daniel Memorial Baptist that Mississippi Baptists have.” during the conference on “The Bible “Church in Jackson, where her father, Playing the organ for the evening and Moral Decision Making” at’ ‘the Rev. Byron Malone, is pastor. will be Chuck Endsley, artist in resi- Ridgecrest, N.C.“‘Partofalegitimate The fourth program personality is dence and organist at Calvary Baptist Christian approach to decision making K . Church in Jackson. Endsley is also a involves a genuine assessment of your ellys, Sigmans ron onl an arranger, and a record-


real wants . . . God made us to desire The pianist will be Steve Roddy of Mission Tour

Swor Ken Medema, an internationally known blind composer, pianist, singer, and recording artist who lives in Upper Montclair, N. J.

“This is one of the strongest Youth Night programs we have had,” said Salter. ‘‘We will be looking for bus

and feel. To negate these functions youl ea bed ont pervert sat palates Jackson, a student at Auburn Univer- Sity in Alabama. Steve is the son of

them.’ The Bible, Wood said, teaches David Roddy, minister of education at First :


TW guernsey REE SO Se

that they are responsible for their own fari Kelly, executive avy: cat tics Garces io Jpchmoe. deal” pastor: “The unspoken re- is made up of Salter, consultant in the | dunt ber seer see > pot com. turned from a tour of Southern Baptist Sunday School Department; Jerry mittee when speaking to a prospective missions installations around the Merriman, associate director of the minister for their church is can you “rd. Accompanying them on the trip Department of Student Work; Marilyn’

is demanded and the 18-hour - a - day preacher who turns a church around as one would a corporation is lionized and lifted up . . . inspite of the fact that his wife and family are hurt in the pro- cess,”’ declared Cecil Sherman, pastor of FBC Asheville, N. C., to a confer- ence at Glorieta, N. M. on ‘‘The Bible and Moral Decision Making’’ spon- sored by the Christian Life Commis- sion of the SBC. For married minis-

ters, Sherman urged them te bring a

balance to their ministries by spend- ing more time with their families arid less time trying to reach the prover- bial “‘top of the denomination ladder” by hopping from one church to another to gain position, more money and power. (BP)

Brazilian Volunteer Teams

were a layman and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Sigman of Holly Springs.

The Kellys and the Sigmans were in South America, Southeast Africa, In- dia, and Southeast Asia. They visited

visiting the missions in Rio de Janeiro and ended in Tokyo and during the five-week trip had the opportunity of interviewing more than 100 foreign


Kelly preached a number of times during the trip and visited with many national Baptists and their leaders along the way. 2

“We obtained a bird’s-eye view of practically all of the various types of missions: work we do the world,” Kelly said on his return.

(Continued on page 3)

AUG 1S 977,

0,000 Expected or Youth Night


Singapore Project

Strategy Readies 7

SINGAPORE (BP) After two years of extensive planning, an urban

Southern Baptist missionaries serving here is ready for action. The development stage of the evangelism strategy is nearing com- ‘pletion. Already Singaporians and missionaries are implementing the

With FMB For Relief Work

MORUMBI, Brazil (BP) Geraldo Silva had worked for 19 days and nights helping the flood victims, but his resources gave way. He appealed for help and got it from Southern Bap- tists.

For the past two years, Silva, who moved to this north central Brazilian village to live and minister after com- pleting his education, has traveled through the islands on a flat - bottomed boat with limited medical supplies, Bibles and literature.

Now his cargo became homeless

_ flood victims among the Brazilian is-

land people of the Parana River, whom he transported through the rough water, treating the sick, until his money, supplies, boat and energy were exhausted

Silva, a male nurse who grew up ina Christian home, to Southern Baptist lor help and got immediate response. The Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board has appropriated $110,000 for work among the island people who are struggling to recover from recent severe flooding.

Flooding along the Parana is not un-


y ©

Dn were pene riage. fl - But this-year the rains were to by Lewis Nobles, president different. of the college. Assisting the president “At first, a number of houses were

flooded, and then rather than letting

up as usual, the weather failed to coop- erate,” said R. Cheyne, Southern missionary field representa- tive for East Africa who is working this year as associate to the board's con- sultant on world relief and disaster re- sponse. , Always living with problems of pov-

people faced a new kind of need and Silva was

Bae a z

erty and malnutrition, the now there.

“When the people kept coming it simply drove him further until he sold his own furniture and borrowed what else he could to buy medicine and food, giving all he had to those who had no-

.”" Cheyne said. tly, Silva. spent several days in the hospital suffering from exhaustion. He was worried about “his people." Some 41 had been baptized as 4 result of his ministry and more than

19 and 2.

teachers have been obtained for all At First Baptist Church,


. on Aug. 20. The

study guide on James. Child care will be provided through five

Five Area Bible

Five area Bible conferences will be held simultaneously in five locations Book of James will be studied at each one, and qualified Bible

125 families had opened their homes

for-preaching and Bible studies. Now . they needed him and with his boat and

supplies gone he had no way to help them. .

Silva finally appealed for help. First the churches in Mato Grosso re- sponded. The men worked together to provide lumber and helped to build a new boat. The state Baptist convention in Brazil bought a new motor and the organization of Southern Baptist mis- sionaries sent out a call to the disaster relief office of the’board.

of the conferences. hepa ef meme ooh oe

confident of its success,”

project, according to Southern Baptist Missionary Associate Ralph W. Neighbour Jr., who has led in the de- velopment of strategy for starting 200 house churches in Singapore by 1980. With the planning phase near com- pletion, Neighbour is returning to his former pastorate, West Memorial

July. William R. Wakefield, the South- ern Baptist Foreign Mission Board's for Southeast Asia, said he will consult with Neighbour in the Un- ited States or even call on him for short trips overseas as the need arises in connection with the project. Neighbour came to Singapdre in January 1975 as a specialist in urban evangelism. The Singapore conven- tion adopted the evangelism program

in July 1975, and Southern Baptist mis-...___ * sionaries have cooperated closely in

planning the project. ;

The first step in Singapore's strategy has been identification. Using varied means of communication, Sin- gapore Baptists have sought identity as ‘“‘the people who care.”’

In the second step, they tried to de- termine the n of the people through direct mail and door - to - door surveys. Using the survey results « Singapore Baptists are now setting up friendship groups aifhed-at meeting the needs of the people. :

Friendship groups will offer help in such areas as gu itar playing, person-_


ality development and choosing the *

right career. Participants in these ps will be encouraged to join Bible

“Those who come to accept Christ will then be nurtured and encouraged to start or becomé part of extension churches. The implementation will take many years as this program is

to plant churches in every neighborhood ‘of the city of Singa- pore,” said Wakefield. Prk. Aa OLR 13. Wakefield said. He just returned from a trip to Southeast Asia which he met with ans missionaries.

Wakefield said the urban strategy planin aia ae

with that , is also ready for Sapiemanaalice. “ity ex-

iilieieinttie take


_ ‘Thursday, August 11, 1977

"Court School Aid Decision _.

Both Approved And Deplored

By Barry Garrett

w. (BP) —A Baptist na nego ing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Ohio school aid case

reacting negatively. James E. Wood Jr., executive direc- tor of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs here, said that inthe

May not be used to support church schools

“Any claim that the court has in ef- fect paved the way for the use of public funds for church schools clearly ig-

* mores the substance of the court’s deci- sion and its rationale,’’ Wood de- clared.

Wood .pointed out that the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs for 30 years has participated in briefs to the U.S. Court in opposition to the use of tax funds for the support of parochial schools, as it did in the Wol-

In these briefs, Wood continued, the

respecting religious the separation ‘of church and state, public control with expenditure of pub- lic funds, and the uniquely public func- tion of American public schools.”

In the Wolman case, the U. S. Sup- reme Court upheld parts of an Ohio state law and declared as unconstitu- tional other parts. It upheld parts that allocated public funds for the benefit of children in parochial schools, but which funds, in the view of the court, did not contribute to the educational programs of the schools. Declared un- constitutional were those parts of the law that, in the view of the court, went beyond aid to children and gave aid to the schools as such.

Upheld were those parts of the Ohio law that authorized the state to pro- vide nonpublic school pupils with books, standardized testing and scor-

diagnostic services, and therapeutic and remedial services.

Declared unconstitutional were.

those portions of the Ohio law that pro- vided instructional materials ‘and

“tothe“educational program of the schools.

The court opinion was read by Jus- Harry A. Blackmun. It declared pass constitutional muster under the establishment clause a statute (1) must have a secu-

The majority opinion of the court said, ‘We have acknowledged before, and we do so again here, that the wall of separation that must be maintained between church and state is a blurred, indistinct, and variable barrier de- pending on all the circumstances of a

particular relationship.

In 1968, in Board of Education v. Al- len, the Supreme Court upheld state loan of textbooks to private school pupils under certain circumstances.

decision, Justice Thurgood Marshall said, ‘I am now convinced that (the) Allen (decision) is largely responsible for reducing the ‘high and impregna- ble’ wall between church and state erected by the First Amendment to a ‘blurred, indistinct, and variable bar- rier’ incapable of performing its vital functions of protecting both church and state.”

Also dissenting in the Wolman case, Justice William J. Brennan attacked

‘the Ohio law by saying that “ingenuity

in draftsmanship cannot obscure the fact that this subsidy to sectarian schools amounts to $88,000,000.”" He also expressed the view that the Ohio program presents ‘‘a divisive political

_ Potential of unusual magnitude.”

Church Travels 50 Miles

When two South Carolina churches of different faiths, size and racial make-up joined hands to conduct a Vacation Bible School, the enrollment was so high the

children had to move outdoors. Ten adults from Ashley River

Church in

Baptist Charleston traveled 50 miles each day to the small town of Walterboro to lead the Bible school at the black St. James Holiness Church. (BP) Photo

Italian Church Baptizes 16 In Special Service

NAPLES, Italy (BP) People sat in the windows and stood in the aisles here as the Naples Baptist Church

tract in an art museum, read it and found the church address. He said he “watched, like a lion

was the only baptismal

The 23 - year - old pastor’s son, the

organist, said to one of the sionaries:


Jimmy Alien, newly elected presi- dent of the Southern Baptist Conven- tion and former national president of Americans United for Separation of

| application principal of separation of church and State,” that the decision will result in “excessive entanglement”’ between government and religion, and that the public schools are the real victims by draining off public funds for nonpublic school education.

Sparrowk: | ‘Uplift Lordship’

By Laura Deal” ne ee OV ud brataonie Sparrowk ~ year - and sixth woman to become of the American Churches in

be national convention in late une. Mrs. Sparrowk singled out several areas of concern. As leader of her de- nomination she stated her overall

Mrs. Sparrowk said that she affirms civil rights and due process for all people, but she added that decision about whether to receive gays into membership and to ordain them as clergy of the American Baptist Churches is made on the local regional levels.

She cited the statement issued by the Ministers Council last year: ‘We be- lieve the practice and advocacy of

and grounds for denial of ordination. We also affirm that past homosexual practices, when disavowed, should not be a barrier to ordination.”

of Reformed Churches to be held here Aug. 22-28. It

~- Alliance

of this world confessional family.

London (RNS) For the first time since the days of the 17th Century when Britain was a commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell, Congregationalists celebrated Holy Communion in Westminster Abbey as one of the high- lights of the International Congrega- tional Fellowship Conference.

Seminarians’ Concern Helps Reunite Nigerian’s F amily

By Nancy McGough LOUISVILLE (BP) After three

. years of separation, a Nigerian family

been reunited here thanks to some concerned seminary students and a number of area Southern Baptist congregations.

os ee Theological i- nary, left his family in 1973 to to the United States to better or Christian service in his country. Since then he, his wife Olanike, and children, Jide 10, and Oye 5, had prayed for some way for them to be

a together. Oye was just two when Rufus

left and could not remember his father. . Their dream came true when

about it. The two had also been classmates at Sanford University in Birmingham, before coming to South-

ern. Turner said he and friends living on the. third: floor of Southern’s

just try to raise some money and see if we can get them over here.”’

In mid-October, 1976, the students dug into their own pockets. Many re-

Senior Adults-Stay Active At Clarksdale

Oakhurst Church, Clarksdale or- ganized a senior adult ministry in Sept. 1972 known'as The Rolling

club. ‘And He is still leading us in our growth and outreach.” . Once each month there is a am with lunch, or a one day trip. All the planning, cooking, and etc. is done by younger ladies ‘‘who love to work with During the winter months, ladies of the club meet two days a week to make quilts. Trudy Mayers and Mrs. Hardy Peters, two club members, lead the


. “We hope to get them (the men) involved in making things for our craft sale, also,”’Rives comments.

A scrapbook is kept of all activities, and a year book lists each member with his phone number, address, and


see ‘The Passion Play” in Eureka Springs. Rives says she loves her work and is ‘‘. . .so happy that more churches are aware of the needs of senior adults, and we cer- tainly need their wisdom.”

y dents troopeé:ever to Rufus's Hall talked it over and decided, ‘‘Let’s

turned to their home churches and

explained Rufus’s situation.

In response to the need of a family they had never met, churches in Clarksville, Tenn., Decatur and Annis-

eral other cities contributed, including...-

the Sunday School class to which Rufus belongs at Walnut Street Baptist Shortly after Thanksgiving, the stu-

apart- ment and presented him with $1,200 they had collected. Rufus went into ac- tion, and on a snowy day in early 1977, his shivering family stepped off of a jetliner.

They had never seen snow before in fact, had never been in cold weather

and saw the U.S. as a winter wonder-_

They are making adjustments to a

new culture and climate. Olanike is

it difficult to cook the new foods

which “‘are not like ours at home.”’ And

so, ‘I have been the cook since they’ve come,” Rufus said with a laugh.

Rufus, from a royal family in Nigeria and raised as a Moslem, was led to Christ as a young man by South- ern Baptist missionaries. Olanike’s father, a pastor, befriended the young Christian. Rufus had visited her home several times before he met Olanike, who was away at college.

“I think my coming here will be fruitful,” Rufus recalled thinking the first time he saw Olanike. And he was right. They were married in 1962.

Rufus will probably be at the semi- nary earning the doctor of education degree about three more years he said.

But no doubt the next three years with his family will be far less lonely.


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Atlanta (RNS) The Presbyterian Church .in the U. S. (PCUS) has av-

New York (RNS) The 30 - denomi- nation National Council of Churches is setting up a Task Force on Christian - Muslim Relations. NCC member bodies are being asked to pers as many representatives as they to the task force’s first meeting, at NCC - headquarters here Sept. 12.

New York (RNS) The zombie - like look of the late Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty at his 1949 treason trail in Hungary led U.S. intelligence agents to believe that Communists had de- veloped mysterious ways to bend the mind and will and started a 25-year research effort on how to control human behavior, to an in- vestigative report in The New York Times.

Pittsburgh (RNS) County offi- cials here have passed an ordinance placing strict controls on solicitations at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport by such groups such as the Hare Krishna movement. The ordinance does not bar solicitations. It prohibits unau- thorized sales or advertising and pro- vides regulations-for distributing lit- erature, proselytizing, and begging for money at the airport. The rules cover permits and confining solicitations to certain areas.


Gainesville, Fla. (RNS) A Hare Krishna leader here says that the sect’s members will defy a Jackson- ville Airport order. Members will defy a decision of airport authorities to limit soliciting to a 10-by-10-foot area in the lobby.

New York (RNS) A joint project involving three Protestant denomina- tions will construct at least four solar - heated church buildings, one in each major climactic area of the United States to test the of such a

velopment Task Force of the Joint Strategy and Action Committee (JSAC), a consortium of 12 Protestant denominations.

"Oxford, Eng. (RNS) An Anglican

priest says The Church of England should speak out, “firmly and offi- cially,” in a statement the freedom of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, to the woman of his choice and stressing that the bride’s religion is not a factor. The

‘oung of Amory and has two children, Lee and- Janna.

Doug Warren has been selected for inclusion in the 1977 edition of Outstanding Young Men Of America. This is spon-

program sored by the U.S. Jaycees and. _

other civic organizations of America. Warren is a 1972 graduate of Mississippi pra: a received his master of divinity degree from New Orleans Semi- nary in 1976, and has served churches in Hinds, Yazoo, Ran- kin, and Copiah counties. He has conducted revival meetings in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia. He currently serves as pastor of Calvary Church; Silver Creek. He is married to the former Dianne Duck of Clinton and they have two children, Laura and David.

Philip Duncan is the new pastor of Tinsley Church (Yazoo). Heisa recent graduate of Baptist le

Institute Grace ville’

Church (Clarke). Little ‘Bi

Church (Lincoln) has called Duvall as pastor and requested his ordination to the minis- try. Duvall, a Miss. hon- ors graduate; plans to enroll in New Orleans Seminary this fall.

David. Hamil-. , Who Among American High

ton, pastor Double Springs Church (Webster), has been awarded Outstanding * Young Religious me Leader by the Maben area Jaycees. He is married to the former Susan of Eup- ora.

‘Raleigh recently surprised Dr. and Mrs. Rebert H. Perry with a reception on his 25th year in the ministry. Perry has been pas- tor of the church for two and a half years. He was recently named to appear again in the Who’s Who in

Religion second edition 1977-78, Florida, and Achievement fourth

. They have one child, Kristie, Duncan will enter Miss: College ir: é, September.

Jerald, Welch has resigned as .

pastor of FBC Isola effective July 24. On Aug. 1 he assumed the posi- tion of director of missions for Franklin Association in Ala. His name has also been included in the second edition of Who’s Who in

The Board of Advisors for the Outstanding Young Men of America Awards Program has announced that the following have been selected for inclusion in the

Melvin Keith, Laurel; Donald Nathad Savell, Forest; Roy Richard McHenry, Okolona; D. Clark Measels, Ellisville; Wayne Rex Yancy, Saltillo; James Elmer Messer, Vicksburg.


Books For Christian Service

An effort to collect from 50,000 to 75,000 books from Baptists in Mississippi to establish or enlarge libraries where it is difficult to do so is getting under way. The Project is being promoted by the Brotherhood Department of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. The books will be used for libraries in the United States, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Korea, india, Liberia, Ghana, and other English - reading countries in Africa. Committee members meeting in Jackson were, left to right, Leo Moore, Jackson; Marvin Graham, Mt. Olive; Paul Harrell, Jackson; Owen Gregory, Jackson; and Owen Cooper, Yazoo City. Harrell is director of the Brother- hood Department.

Most people are akin to the old

who said he was entirely

open to conviction, but would like to

see anybody who could convince him. The Link

Johnson Assumes ‘Holmes-Léflore

M. C, Johnson assumed the respon- sibility as director of missions of Holmes and Leflore Associations on August 1. :

He is a graduate of New Orleans

Seminary, a former director of mis-

. sions in Maryland, and pastor of

chufches in , Alabama, and

a drive to head off a

vote on the sale of liquor in the county,

according to Charlie Bryant, director of associational missions.

i County Baptist Association

(Decr.) (Decr.) (270,477) (17.4) * 522 20.3 38,495 _ ~— . (100.0)

School Students, Who’s Who

Rone, live in Kosciusko.

W. David Prevost, minister of music and youth for Meadville Church, has been selected to the

Cooperative . Gifts Fall Below July ’76 Figure

Cooperative Program gifts of $580,259 received through the offices of the Mississippi Baptist Convention

month,”’ Kelly said. The receipts which come into the office following

year, Kelly said. The for the year to date is $4,420,858. $479,142 below the prorated figure for seven months of the

The total

Blidget this year is $8.4 million. 4)

Baptists, Pentecostals Upset Liquor Election

Bryant was chairman of the steering committee in the effort and reports that in two weeks the dry forces had accumulated names to coun-

BGCT President

Pastor James :

G. Harris, Dies FORT WORTH (BP) James G.

the Unt


here, died

p' al Convention of Texas at the time of his death. He was first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during 1973-74.

Funeral services were held at Uni- versity Baptist Church Aug. 2.

Baker J. Cauthen, executive direc- tor of the Foreign Mission Board, and James B. Landes, executive secretary of the Texas Convention, officiated.

A member of the Foreign Mission Board from 1971 until his death, Harris served as its president from 1975 to April 1977. He also served as president

. Of the alumni association of South-

western Seminary, Fort Worth, during 1974-1975 and was on the board of trus- tees for Baylor University, Waco, Tex., from 1964 to 1973 and then from

of the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission and chairman of the Christian Life Commission.

Kelly - Completes

(Continued from page 1)

The trip was in the process of plan- ning for-three years, Kelly said. About half of it was financed by the Missis- sippi Baptist Convention Board through funds received from sources other than the Cooperative Program, he added. ‘‘The other half was fi-

Thursday, August 11, 1977 BAPTIST RECORD PAGE 3

: The Missiong{ask | e Must Go To Work Now

By Join Alexander, Director Stewardship Dept., MBCB

During Foreign Missions week at Ridgecrest summer One of our mis- sionaries from Hong Kong shared with us the ri she has been having recently with young people swimming out of Red to freedom in Hong Kong.

pastor taught his sons the scriptures. There are many Christians in China today according to reports by those escaping.

your through

Did you know that it took $54,981,023 in 1976 to operate the Foreign Mission Board in its witness for Southern Baptists? That is $4,548,752 per month, $1,057,327 per week, $150,633 per day, $6,276 per hour, and $104.00 per minute.

Do you know the average cost of supporting a missionary? It is $10,838.11 per year, $903.18 per month, $208.43 per week, $29.69 per day, $1.24 per hour, and $.021 per minute. How much work did you or your church provide last year? I believe you would be interested in. figuring it out.

Do you know that there are now 2717 missionaries serving in 86 countries?

Are you aware of the current efforts of the Foreign Mission Board? It is called TOTAL MISSIONS THRUST: Global Discipleship. The challenge and objective is to provide every person on earth the ity to hear the gospel by the close of the century..This will require an_all-dut effort by each Southern Baptist. It will require the utilization of every means of communication possible at home and abroad and for dedicatiomof personal resources. The stewardship obligations of Southern Baptists toward overseas missions rest upon all church members. Some Christians can respond through missionary service, but all need to respond in prayer, giving, concern, and personal involvement. The time-frame for TOTAL MISSIONS THRUST: Global Discipleship is now, the last quarter of the twentieth century. ;

‘We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can. work” (John 9:4 RSV). sg

Washburn Retirement Marks End Of An Era

NASHVILLE -(BP) A. V. Washburn, “Mr. Sunday School’ to

Mission Board has offered Washburn and his wife, Kate, the opportunity to work in Scotland for a year, beginning

nanced by private individuals who were very interested in our making the tour,” he said.

It was planned in cooperation with the Foreign Mission Board.

Mr. and Mrs. Sigman paid their own

—— Baptists for the past 20 ¥ , Tetired as head of the Sunday School Board’s Sunday School de- partment, Aug. 1.

.Washburn, a board employee of 44 years, has invested his life in promot- ing Bible study because of a conviction

travel expenses. that ‘reaching people for Christ is a

He has worked with many outstand- ing Southern Baptist leaders, includ- ing four presidents of the Board, I. J. Van Ness, T. L. Holcomb, James L.

Sullivan and Grady Cothen. School leaders with whom he thas. include Hight C.. Moere,

iJ ns

and J. N. Barnette, the only other per-

son to Southern Baptists’ Sunday School program, which now has al- most 7.5 million members enrolled

As a boy in North Carolina, Washburn was a member of the same

mission work. The Kellys were gone five = weeks and visited missionaries and missions all along the way. A reception was held for them at the Baptist Building on their return.

Raymond Road To Hold School For Bus Workers

A two day school for bus pastors and workers will be held at Raymond Road Church in Jackson on August 15 and 16. The school will begin Monday at 11:30 a.m. with a free welcome luncheon and

nee At 1 p.m. the conference begin with lectures and individual class programs on such subjects as

church as Barnette, who served as


When Barnette left Double Springs Baptist Church, Washburn’s father took over as Sunday School director. His parents’ strong commitment to Southern Baptists and the association with. Barnette in those early years, made moving to the Sunday School Board in 1933 a ‘‘natural thing,” ac- cording to Washburn.

Washburn’s theory of operating for his years in Sunday School work prob- ably is best explained in his para- phrase of one of Barnette’s sayings:

“If you will work to grow a great Sunday School, in that process, you will have already developed a great church, because the basic element of Word is what Sunday School work is all about.’’

Several opportunities have arisen during the past years to leave the Sun-

children’s church, the bus pastor, bus 44y School Board to work in a church,

driver, teenage worker, puppet minis- try, promoting, children soul winning and many others. First day activities will conclude at 9 p.m.

Church, Louisville, Ky.; Lyle Harris of Louisville; Frank Stiedle, music evangelist of Canton; Mike Wells, bus director at Raymond Road; and Cecil Harper, soloist from Robinson Street Church in Jackson.

Second day activities will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. Lunch will be furnished at no charge both days but evening meals will be taken at local restaurants.

Heart Attacks

or a state convention, but Washburn said he ‘‘always felt led to remain at the Sunday School Board, because the mission of the board is right at the of New Testament churches


tors,” he said, “but we have continued to re-assess essential functions of the church and what a Bible teaching

can “Sunday ools have always

in April 1978. While there, he will serve ‘as a general consultant to the

Union of Scotland in the field of religi- ous education.


Elected (Continued from page 1) and “‘How to Deal with Controversial

and universities, NBC’s “Faith in Action” series, and deli- vered one of the major addresses at the meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Mo., in June 1977,

| Missionaries’ Son Dies In


HOUSTON (BP) Kyle Kingsley, 22 - year - son of Southern Baptist mis- sionaries, died at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 22, in Northwest Houston Medical Center after suffering a cerebral aneurysm during the weekend of July 16

Kingsley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene E. Kingsley of Alabama and Texas, returned to the United States July 21 from Lilongwe, Malawi, where he works with theological education by extension and as a general evangelist.

Funeral services were held July 25 in the Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, Tex.

Young Kingsley was born in the states, but moved with his parents to ~ the mission field at the age of five. He had just completed his sophomore year at Lamar University, Beaumont, and was living in Houston for the ‘summer.

Survivors include his parents; two

“brothers, Kirk, who is a collete student living in Dallas for the summer, and Keith, a senior at Rift Valley Academy in Nairobi, Kenya; and one sister, Ka- ren, age 10, who lives at home.

SBC Missions Gifts Ahead Of Last Year

NASHVILLE (BP) With only two

funds after 10 months total to $39,217,027 at year, total

point while 455,883 in nated gifts, have climbed f $84,609,774. Total gifts exceed last

sien. ee

for July tallied ‘vaeeb. 87, on increas of mere ihe 14 percent over total gifts last July.