King's Business - 1947-01

DOES GIVING PAY? A Baptist Church in Oklahoma had a membership of one hundred and an indebtedness of about $11,000. The property was advertised to be sold to satisfy a judgment, and of course the congregation was very much discouraged and unhappy. But a tithers’ association was formed, which grew to forty-eight members, nearly half of the membership of the church. Money began to come in. There was plenty to pay cur­ rent expenses, and liberal gifts to missions. In less than four years all of the indebtedness had been paid but $600, and the church had paid out $5,000 for improvements. So they had raised $15,000, besides paying all current expenses and making large offerings for missions. They were re­ lieved of the burden of raising money by un-Christian means, and gave their attention to evangelism. In this period they added 287 members ; to the church— Watchman-Examiner. of two shells in his face. This ne­ cessitated a score of painful head operations, which left him penniless and totally blind. During the time of his convalescence, he promised l God that, if He could use him, his life would be given entirely to His service. God did use him mightily. After providing for him to finish col­ lege and seminary courses, the Lord opened up fields of service in churches and conferences the coun­ try over. While we are indeed grieved to learn of Dr. Kallenbach's tragic death, we know that for him it means that his eyes are opened at last, and that he is now gazing upon the face of Him whom, not seeing, he loved and served so faithfully. Let us pray that God will raise up others to carry on the evangelistic work that Dr. Kallenbach has been doing, particularly his noteworthy service among the war-blind. DON’T FORGET Our Free Subscription Fund for missionaries and servicemen still overseas. For two dollars you can give a lot of happiness to some­ one far away from home. EDITORIAL Walter D. Kallenbach (Continued from Page 3)

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