IMPRESSIONS OF ADELAIDE
By Pastor Donald Gee
I DO NOT THINK I shall ever forget the delightful time it was my privilege to spend in Adelaide from June 9 to July 1. It had certainly looked at first as though I should not get there at all, but there was a deep assurance in the heart of blessings awaiting there, and work to be accomplished, and faith held on until at last the way opened. The practical assistance of Pastor Greenwood to that end is not to be forgotten
Starting with about 50, the attendance grew until at one of the meetings during the closing week, 253 were counted. The receptivity for the Word; the hunger of the people for sound teaching; the delightful spirit pervading every meeting; the kindly words of appreciation spoken afterwards-often by people until then unconnected with the Pentecostal Church -made ministry a sheer joy. The congregation would listen with the deepest attention from an hour to an hour and a half. It was a real sacrifice to tear oneself away from such delightful audiences.
Interspersed with the public meetings were special meetings for those of us seeking more of the Holy Spirit, held in a large room in the home of one of the deacons. These grew in numbers until over 60 were crowded in. And what times of Power! Real old-fashioned Pentecostal showers that revived every heart. A meeting for the laying on of hands held on Monday, June 25, will never be forgotten by any who were present.
Unity prevailed right through. By the grace of God, there was not a single jarring note; and a delightful close was the singing of "And the end is not yet, praise the Lord." We believe the "end is not yet" of all the uplift and new revelation vouchsafed to us in those happy days together in South Australia. . God bless the dear Adelaide saints, and keep them pressing in for "The Highlands of Canaan."
'What a lovely welcome "home" again I received from dear Pastor Greenwood and all the saints there. A crowded meeting presented an audience that would prove an inspiration to any speaker. It was difficult to keep back the tears the next afternoon as I left Melbourne and realised it would be the last glimpse of all those dear friends, old and new, which I would have during this present visit to Australia.