GREETINGS-Zephaniah, chapter 3, verses 14-20. We at this time particularly thank our heavenly Father for a full salvation through the atonement of our blessed Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Our hearts rejoice because of His wonderful guidance and care during the last twelve months of our work. In re-starting in this town, we have just wholly leaned on Him.
We have had two campaigns from visiting evangelists; blessings were received by all the saints from their ministry. In re-starting, we had only a small number with us to-day; we average about 40, but there are many who come to our meetings alternatively with their churches. If all were to attend on the same night we would have fully 80. There have been many conversions and baptisms in water, but only one with the Holy Spirit. We have about twenty seekers for the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Our ministry has been more particularly in the
direction of proving to established Christians the scriptural position of Pentecost. One prominent minister admits we have stated an irrefutable gospel. We have prayed for more visible results in this field but God has His own way of working. We, however, thank God that a sound foundation has been laid for a sound work. Our meetings are on the rising tide, with remarkable liberty in the Spirit as the word has gone forth. Mrs. Clarke has taken her place with us again-thanking God for renewed health. Her addresses have been listened to with marked attention, and many expressing help and guidance received. Last Tuesday Mrs. Clarke spoke on "The Bride," based on "Song of Solomon," and many were quickened by her message to a greater realisation of His soon return. Our Open Bible Studies are a help to the new ones. The future is in His hands. We just carry on the great commission, believing His Word: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and. lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."-Matt. 28:18-20.
PASTOR G. J. CLARKE.