AFTER TWENTY FIVE YEARS
Pastor H. E. Wiggins has taken a rest from Executive work. Feeling the strain of the heavy work entailed in lecturing at the C.B.C. and editing the "Evangel", he declined nomination for the Executive and Missionary Council at the recent Biennial Conference. Also declining office was Pastor E. M. Irish, a very long-standing friend of Bro. Wiggins, who desired to be free for the expanding spiritual ministry associated with his work at Sutherland.
Leaving an English assembly some two hundred strong, and coming with his bride to Queensland in 1935, Pastor Wiggins was immediately given Executive office in that State and acted as its Secretary, Vice-Chairman and then Chairman for a number of years. With Pastor W. H. Akehurst he launched the Daintree aboriginal work and saw numerous new churches and buildings erected in that State.
In 1937 our Brother was the Secretary of the Uniting Conference, which resulted in the Assemblies of God in Australia, and of which he was Secretary for ten years altogether. In continuous Executive office since then (excepting for a period in Great Britain) Pastor Wiggins held the Chairmanship for two years, Vice-Chairmanship for four years and the Editorship of the "Evangel" for six years. Brother has also been Vice-Chairman of two other States, as well as Chairman of the two largest District Councils in Great Britain. Your prayers are coveted that in the exacting work that still confronts our Brother at the C.B.C. and as Editor of the "Evangel" he may be given strength and blessing.