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January, 1997: Two Witnesses

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Bill Welzien and His Easel

Have easel will travel"—that's what the newsletter said.

For about two years, I had been thinking about starting open-air preaching here in Santa Cruz, California. So when evangelist Bill Welzien from Key West, Florida, advertised his willingness to travel, I couldn't refuse. The session of Living Hope OPC invited Bill Welzien to come out here for the week of the Fourth of July, when Santa Cruz would be teeming with vacationers. Read more

Bruce Hunt, Witness for Jesus Christ

I still have the Hunt family—Bruce, Kathy, their children and grandchildren—on my list of prayer requests. They told me years ago that I was on theirs. Bruce died in 1992 and Kathy in 1994. Often I talk with Christians who like to witness, and I like to tell them how the great Presbyterian missionary to Korea did it. There is something thrilling about the sources of our faith. I was close to a remarkable Christian missionary for a few years, and his example is worth imitating.

I met Bruce Hunt at an Inter-Varsity missions conference held in Urbana, Illinois, during the winter of 1975. This was a large gathering for students who were contemplating missionary service. As a first-year seminary student, I was there as much as a tourist as anything else. Read more

Tiny Tim

Editor's note: This month we mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, which overturned states' antiabortion laws and declared abortion to be a woman's constitutional "right." As a reminder of the ongoing slaughter of helpless unborn children, proceeding ruthlessly in amoral hospitals and clinics across our land, million after million, we reprint the following poignant story from Focus on the Family. May God have mercy on our nation and bring an end to this ghastly wickedness.

It was a relatively calm day in my hospital's NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Two other nurses and I were trying to have a conversation amid the customary sounds of ventilators and heart monitors. Read more

 
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