John H. Gerrard, Box 785, Aurora, Illinois, March 8: "With continual work on the part of many of the members we are getting our church building in more acceptable shape for proper use. We still have a baptistery to install, our basement to divide into classrooms, and more comfortable seats to buy. If anyone should know of used pews that could be purchased reasonably and within a reasonable distance of Aurora we will appreciate it if you would notify us immediately. Call 24471 collect. Wilson Wallace will preach in our spring meeting, May 4 to 11. We are looking forward to a great meeting."
D. M. McQuiddy, 821 Heil Ave., El Centro, California, March 13: "We have just completed our spring meeting with brother Floyd Thompson of Santa, Ana, California, doing an excellent job of presenting the Truth. Two were immersed and three restored to duty. Interest was good throughout with a better attendance record than at any previous meeting. Floyd has promised to assist us in our June Lectureship program and we hope to have brother John W. Wilson with us for a meeting this fall. This is a field that is indeed white unto harvest and the laborers are few. Pray for us as we strive to increase the borders of the Masters kingdom."
W. E. (Bud) Irvine, 700 W. Lobit, Baytown, Texas, March 5: "The year 1951 was very enjoyable and we trust profitable in the Lord's work. I held five meetings last fall in the following places: McFarland, Redwood City, San Pablo, Bellflower, all in California, and Denver City, Texas. These meetings resulted in 4 responses, 24 of them baptisms. I plan to be in meeting work again this year for two months this summer. We began our third year of work with the Murril and Ashbel Streets congregation here in Baytown last October, and we are looking forward to another good year of work. Our proposed building is now in the final plans stage and we hope to begin construction by summer. It is to have a seating capacity of 652 on the ground floor, 20 class rooms besides offices and utility rooms. The daily radio program which has been presented for the past five years in this area, has changed stations. We are now on the air daily, Monday through Saturday, 9:15 a.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. over station KREL, Baytown. We would be glad to hear from our listeners."
Cecil B. Douthitt, Box 67, Brownwood, Texas, March 15: "Four were restored and seven were baptized during the ten-day meeting at Uvalde, Texas, which closed March 9."
Felix W. Tarbet, 1200 South Washington St., Casper, Wyoming, March 13: "I led the singing and did the preaching in a one week's meeting at Kim, Colorado, March 3-9. Seventeen were baptized and two restored. The baptizing was done in the baptistery of the church at La Junta, 8th and Grace Sts. The Kim church now has about thirty members. This was my third meeting at Kim and I am to return for a fourth one this fall. The work here in Casper goes nicely. The congregation has recently built a $12,000 preacher's home. Our auditorium is filled for Lord's Day services. We now plan to enlarge the auditorium. We have several young men who can preach in a very capable manner. Since my family and I have moved out of the apartment that was in the church building we have several extra class rooms."
George Welsh Tyler, 318 Pershing Avenue, San Diego 4, California: "The new work at Imperial Beach, 14.5 miles south of San Diego is making progress and the outlook is very encouraging. This new congregation is sponsored by the Linda Vista church of Christ of San Diego and is being supervised and directed by brother Joseph W. Baker, Jr, who preaches at the Lord's Day morning service. Carl H. Smith and the writer are assisting him by teaching the adult class and preaching at the evening services. Sister Merie Weiss, under direction of brother Baker, is ably leading the work among the women of the community and is successfully teaching two women's Bible classes each week, the attendance of men and boys at the classes is strictly prohibited. Sister Weiss conducts these classes on weekdays and usually in private homes. It is hoped that Imperial Beach will soon have its permanent building, negotiations now being under way for a property that can be easily converted to church use at little expense. Brother Baker expects to have a men's week day Bible class going soon and will teach it himself."
724 Eighth Avenue P. 0. Box 314 Anchorage, Alaska Gospel Guardian Lufkin, Texas Gentlemen:
If you have the opportunity we of the church of Christ would appreciate it if you would print the above address as the address of the church here in Anchorage as there is a digressive group who meet on 10th Avenue and call themselves the 10th Avenue church of Christ, believing in instrumental music, tithing, and the preacher has power to disfellowship those that don't agree with his beliefs.
The church has seen marked growth within the last year; excellent contributions and great opportunities. Plans are underway to start work on a new meeting house this spring, the present one being inadequate. The new and beautiful lot has already been obtained.
Yours truly Ray C. Rankin
Rufus R. Clifford, Box 282, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee: "Interest is high and attendance on the increase here. Five baptized, one restored, and three have placed membership since last report."