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From: "k. kensinger" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Brethren article
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 20:40:07 +0000
Sorry fellow Brethren listers- I meant to send this to Wayne W. only, not the list.
Ken> From: > To: > Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 13:57:26 +0000> Subject: [BRE] Brethren article> > > Hi Wayne, I'm certainly enjoying the articles you've been posting. > Would it be possible to purchase a copy of the article you wrote on the Deeters for the Brethren Roots magazine?> You've covinced me of the identity of the mysterious John Kensinger in the Deeter bible, and I'd like to have the article for my files.> Thanks,> Ken> > > > From: > To: > Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 08:57:22 -0400> Subject: [BRE] Gospel Messenger Offering #2 - Aug. 30, 2008> > Morning Fellow List Members,> > I am going to try, and perhaps may fail in the attempt, to once a day post something from my collection of Gospel Messenger articles. I will also attempt to remember to post from which issue and page the article comes from. If I fail documentation in this please do not send emails asking for the said issue and page numbers. I am extrmemely busy in archival pursuits and this would detract from those efforts.> > If for some reason you do use this article please denote in your files the issue and page number. Also include that it came from myself. This material is provided as is and has not been extensively spell checked. Information in square brackets are notes by myself.> > A. Wayne Webb> > Gospel Messenger, Vol. 21, No. 44, Nov. 6, 1883, p. 278> > >From South Bend, Ind.-Oct. 17.> > Dear Brethren:-> Having been solicited to be present at a council-meeting with the brethren in Swan Creek church, Fulton Co., O., on the 6th, I therefore left home on the 5th, with that intention. At the appointed time the members came together to make and hear a report of their general visit, which was done in a very quiet and brotherly way; and happily, contrary to the fears which gave rise to the call for assistance, the council was pleasant and harmonious, all matters being adjusted to the apparent general satisfaction of the church. The church decided, that at their Love-feast, one week later, they would hold a choice for two deacons; also learned, through private sources, that an ordination was necessary, because of the infirmity of Eld. Stutsman, who has been suffering from a paralytic stroke since last June. Addressed interested audiences Sunday forenoon and evening.> > Monday morning, the 8th, I was provided with horse and buggy, through the generosity of brother David Berkeybile, to keep my engagement with the Silver Creek church, Williams Co., Ohio, to preach for them evenings and assist at their Love-feast on the 11th. A ride of some thirty miles across the country brought me to Hickory Grove meeting-house, where I met a large number of brethren, sisters and friends, assembled for public worship. Met with a hearty welcome from the dear members whose acquaintance was first formed at their Feast last June.-It was a real joy to meet them once more.-Had pleasant meetings each evening until the 11th, when, at 10 A. M., the multitude came together, preparatory to the Feast in the evening. Eld. Jeremiah Gump, of Ari, Allen Co., Ind., was with us now, and later in the day, came Eld. Michael Shotts and ministers Worley and Snowberger, of Flint, Steuben Co., Ind.; also, Eld. John Brown, of Bryan, Williams Co., O. The Feast was all that could be w!> ished for, with the single exception, that some, whose places should have been occupied by them at the Lord's table, were among the spectators. The ministerial force being strong and willing, the labor was easy and pleasant. Bro. Shotts officiated.-About 125 communed. The time time allotted for public worship next day forenoon was devoted to prayer, singing and farewell ad-dresses; the latter offered by several, to the edification and mutual encouragement of all present. One sister here united with the church by baptism.> > The Silver Creek Love-feast now being over, I began to retrace my way to the Swan Creek Love-feast. Eld. Shaneour, of the Silver Creek church, accompanied me, while the other ministers above mentioned went to the Lick Creek Feast. Bro. Shaneour and self were the only "help" from abroad, but by the kindly aid of the home ministry, the labor was not burdensome.-About forty-five communicants surrounded the table here and enjoyed a rich feast of good things. On the following morning, the members proceeded to give their "voice" for deacons, and also to ordain one of the two ministers (David Berkeybile and Perry McKimmy) to the full ministry. The choice for deacons fell upon Jasper McKimmy, Daniel Miller and Jacob Good, the latter two being tie. The voice for bishop resulted in the calling of two; they being so nearly a tie, both were retained. There was public preaching immediately after the voting. In the afternoon, the installation and ordination services were observed. The sce!> ne was a solemn affair to both members and spectators, and long to be remembered by all parties.> > The announcement fell with tremendous force upon those whom the church had called, but they finally submitted, like dear brethren should, to the wish of the church. I feel to congratulate the North-western District of Ohio in the acquisition, to their Elders' force, of two so worthy and eminently useful brethren as David Berkeybile and Perry Mekimmy. One young brother baptized this afternoon, and preaching at night. Monday noon, took the train for Bryan, O.; stopped off and filled an engagement to preach that night in the meeting-house near Bryan. Enjoyed a pleasant season here with a number of our Father's children and interesting friends. On the following day, boarded the train for home and loved ones, where I arrived Oct. 16, a little after dark, finding all well, and glad to welcome me home again. May the Lord bless, to his own glory and the saving of precious souls, the work done! 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