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George Beckman

Linda Fenton

H. Allen Roush

TO THE MISSION FIELD

Mary Lou Arntzen

Yoon Kwon Chae

SUMMER MISSION WORK

Ten Christian servants who have been taking work

ThirteenL. B. I. students are serving at mission

at L. B. I. during the past year are departing for the

stations during the summer months. These students


are being sent to the mission field by interested people
so that they may help in a much needed area. They

mission field; in fact, several are already at work.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Wilhoit leave shortly to join


Mr. andMrs. William Gage in Barbados. Mr. George
Beckmanandfamily will return to Japan, Mr. andMrs.

Allen Roush have returned to Hawaii, Miss Mary Lou


Arntzenhas gonetoserveintheEast Tennessee Chris

tian Home, Miss Linda Fenton will work with Negro


Evangelism in Joliet, Illinois, Miss Laura Herried

has gone to Washington to the Toppenish Indian Mission.'


Mr, YoonKwon Chae is returning to his native Korea.

The program of Christ will be strengthened by these


loyal servants who have said, "Here Am I Lord, send

all plan to return to Lincoln this fall and continue their


preparation for Christian service,

Sharon Smith, Mary Millspaugh and Terry Ginder


are in Barbados. KayShowen, Brenda Downen, Willie
Fredrickson and Diane Eskew are helping Mr. Robert
Lillie in new church evangelism in Colorado. Diane
Paulson, Beverly Hall and Ann Norfleet are with the

"GoYeChapel"in New York. Mr, andMrs. Charles


Kelley are working with Mission Services in Joliet,
Illinois. Miss Linda Schoonover is working with the
Hicksville Church in New York.

CLIP AND RETURN

SOMETHING TO PRAY FOR

Please send me a college bulletin^

Professor Lonnie Dever, who teaches missions at

Please send me an entrance application blank.

his leg. Atthe present time the doctors are fighting

L.B.I., fell while repairing his chimney and fractured


to save his leg. He needs your prayers.

I am interested in helping L. B. I. train Christian


workers.

TUITION

UP

The board of trustees has voted to raise the tuition


Street Address

at Lincoln Bible Institute ten dollars each semester.

The tuition at Lincoln is very low in comparison to


other colleges. This lowtuition has been made possible
because Christians through their gifts have paid the
major part of the operational cost.

PLAN NOW TO ATTEND

This raise in tuition does not apply to the graduate


college. Thetrustees feel that the church is benefited

by the preacher's additional education and that every


means should be made to encourage the graduate to
obtain additional training

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KTOSLETTER OF

TRACY AMD CATHI V/ILHOIT

VOL.

October ^" 0, 19^1

NO.

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"The day of march has come." On Ilonday, October 9j


I began the long drive from central Illinois to Detroit,

"""'"'''''^^^liichigan in a I96O Ford pick-up truck that v;as loaded


v;ith trunks.

The truck and its cargo (all of our earthly possessions)

is scheduled to

arrive in port on 01* about November 1. The Lord willing, Cathi and I vrill be in Barba
dos to receive it. Our airplane t?.ckets have been purchased and reser\'ations made for
October 50, and vre are scheduled to arrive at Seav;ell Airport, Barbados," at
EST on
October 51*

Me anticipate a great welcoming icommittee from the Christians in Barbados.


They
have been v;riting us letters and telling us of their celebration plans. This will cer
tainly be a day of

CLINTON
PROVIDES

C H U RCH

I'e have

planned

celebrating
and

for

us.

v;orked tov;ard

this

goal for many months.


V.'e ere grateful
that the Lord is leading us on to His
v;ork.

One of the first jobs we face aftei^

The First Christian Church of Clinton,

we

arrive

and

are

settled

in our

nev/

Illinois, has graciously provided "the need

home

ed travel fund^i to take the V.'ilhoits

v/hich shall begin the last two weeks of


November.
These meetings are to be held

Barbados.

to

The Board of Elders and Deacons

voted to give s?500 i-o cover the

expense.

is

series

in rural areas

of

revival

meetings

where we already have

tablished churches.

to ship eleven trunks of personal effects,


with the remaining amount being used to
purchase the airplane tickets from St. Lou

in a small village in St, Phillip called


Church Village.
A year ago I attended a
Sunday evening service there. It began at
V.'e had an hour-long song service,
and then I preached for 45 minutes.
The
women gathered in a group and practiced a
choir number they were to sing in a revival
the next evening in a nearby village v/hile

is to Barbados.

The Clinton Church also has a regular

monthly pledge of C200 per month to


the
support of this work. The Lord be praised
for the help v.'hich this congregation
is
able to give to the advancement of the

Kingdom of God in Barbados;-and other parts


of the world v;here the fields are

indeed

white unto harvest.

One

is

es<^

One hundred dollars of this amount v;as used

to be held

I talked with the men about the Bible. Af

ter this, they asked me to preach again,


and I did. The service ended at lls50"
Tracy

3uncls for !pLck-up Iruck !P[e^dged


A special vote of thanks goes to Hr. and Krs. Dale V. Nilhoit, who have taken
it upon themselves to see to it that funds vfere available to send the much-needed
Ford pick-up truck to the Barbados mission field. V/ith the help of their daughter
Janice, and Hrs. Dorothy Cornell from Beardstown, Illinois, and Ilrs. Clara Grothius
from Collinsville, Illinois,
a month has been pledged to pay off a personal

loan secured for this purpose.

The truck v;as purchased in September, 19^0, a-nd

payments have been made regularly on it since that time.


V/hen it came time for the truck to be shipped to the island, v'605.45 was

still owing on it.

01^5.00 v;as needed to put the truck into tip-top shape for

long and durable use on the mission field.

It will take approximately (>700 to ship

the truck and pay revenue on it to the Barbados government.

If you would like to help in paying off the 16an, please send your contribu
tions designated for the "truck fund" to Jac): Ross, Box 4177 Armington, Illinois.

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October ^0. 19^

THE BARBADOS STORY

Page 2.

HOW GREAT- -THE NEED


"Calling Barbados RadioThis is BV.' 405Over."

BARBADOS
"B'.' 405This is Barbados Radio

^Go Ahead." Approximately forty times a day similar conversations

take place

be-

tv/een the Barbados Control Tov/er at Seav/ell Airport and approaching air carriers.
British I'est Indian Airv/ays and Pan American Airv/ays complete many vital air passen

ger and aij* cargo trips each day. The livelihood of the islands of the Caribbean is
dependent upon these flights. Every flight that is made in this area of the v^orld
alv;ays stops in Barbados.
This island, v/hich has been

dubbed

Qontributors in

"Little England," serves as a point of


distribution for the neighboring islands.
Its place of importance cannot be denied
as a giant cog in trade and travel not
only in the airv/ays but also on the sea."
The same story can be told about Barbados
in relation to shipping as in aviation.

Qctober
Christian Church, Clinton, 111.
Youth Association, Jefferson Co., 111.
Christian Church, Raymond, 111.
Christian Church, Camp Point, 111.
First Christian Church,Beardstov/n,111.
Christian Church, Red Brush, 111.

It is a great little island.


If Barbados plays such a key role in
the commercial setup among the islands,

its importance to Christianity v/ould be


doubled.
It is ripe and ready for the

Church of Christ, Sidney, 111.


Christian Church, St. Ann, Missouri

laborers.

The

native language

Church of Christ, Catlin, Illinois


Christian Church, Portage, Indiana

of Barbados is

English. This makes the field much more


accessible.

The resort

area

v/ith vacationing

Americans and a special

bureau

established to

has been

Christian Church, Findlay, 111.


CYH, Church of Christ, Poopeston, 111.

is filled

Larry Csborne, Kenning, 111.


Ted Dahl, Raymond, 111.
Mrs. Opal Reeser, Clinton, 111.

attract .

foreigners to the island. This moJccs it


very easy for missionaries to enter. Roman

A. M. Perisho, Collinsville, 111#


Tressia Cole, Kenning, 111.

Catholicism is in the minority '-/ith only


four established churches. The governrent

VJalter Ross, Lebanon, Indiana

encourages groups v/ho \.'ill bettor the is


landers-

This means that missionaries,

can operate v/ith a greater amount of free

((

AND THEY SENT


THEM FORTH

dom.

Five
Christ

years ago the great need for

in

Barbados

was

recognized

by

Christian missisnarte^sjand-today over-4G0~|


Nev/ Testament Christians stand for Him
there. This small ntanber is just a shadcv/ of v/hat can be done if we seize our

opportunity while it is possible. Cuba


is not far av;ay. Communism is even clos

er. Right now v/e can build up a fortress


for Christ that could
neighboring islands,
v/e are to do it.

sweep out into the

V.'e must act nov/ if


HELP UG SEIZE THIS OP-

PORTUHITY I

An ordination service v/as

held

on

Sunday evening. October 1*3, for Tracy


V/ilhoit at the Frrst^hriaEian...Church. in
Clinton, Illinois. 'The"~diriton Church
has caTTeT'Tr'acy as their minister of misThe special service v;as held for
sions
the purpose of sending him forth from the
congregation as v/ere Barnabas and Saul
sent by the Antioch congregation in New
Testament times.

The six elders of Clinton layed thdr

^
Additional funds are still needed

hands upon their nev; minister,


service v/as

climaxed v/ith the

and

the

nevrly or

dained missionary preaching on the subicct of "The Pov/er of God Hnto Salvation^

for the L'ilhoits to effectively carry


on the work of the Lord in Barbados.
A number of individuals have committed

Send all funds and correspondence for


the V'ilhoits to:

themselves to regular monthly support.


V.'e thank -the Lord for their faithful

ness.

More. Is-needed.

Jack Ross, Minister


Christian Church

Armington, Illinois

C/J'T YOU HELP??

Jack Ross, Forwarding Agent


.-

Caribbean Mission Churches, of Christ

Box 417

Armington, Illinois
U.S. Postage P.L. t R.
Non-Profit Crg.
Sec, l44,4

1-1/4

PAID

PERIIIT NO. 1

Armington, Illinois

Box 193

Bridgetown, Barbados

December 28, I96I


Lansdo\>/ne Church of Christ
Dear Friends in Christ:

Greetings from Barbados:

Vie are grateful to you for the help which you have given to make it
possible for us to share the gospel with the people of Barbados. We
want to thank you most sincerely for your gift and for your interest in
world-wide evangelism.

With the Christmas season about over, v/e can look forward with anti
cipation to a new year of effort to reach the unreached of Barbados.

Our.work here began one week after our arrival last October 31 with a
two-weeks revival at the Charnocks Church of Christ, one of the seven
churches which have thus far been established on the island. A good
attendance and three additions resulted in spite of the fact that this
is a difficult time of the year to hold a revival. Barbadians go all

out for Christmas, and preparations (mostly involving the earning and
spending of money for new furnishings, clothing, and food for festivi

ties) often cause church attendance prior to Christmas to drop sharply.


Many people are too busy preparing for Christmas to assemble themselves
together to worship the ChristI Many people will then attend church
services on Christmas Day who never enter a church building any other

time of the year. (The majority of Barbadians were as babies "sprink


led" into and would count themselves as members of the Church of Eng
land.)

Our work becomes increasingly challenging to us as we see the great


needs of these people to know personally the Prince of Peace. We

thrill at those lives that have already been transformed by the power
of the gospel. As we daily look upon the thousands more who still live
in sin and ignorance and error, we are motivated on to show them the

way of Jesus Christ. Our appreciation and thanks to you who have
given that we might go.
Sincerely, in Christ,

(signed) Tracy and Gathi Vilhoit