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From: hugh lichtenwald <>
Subject: [GV] Die Welt-Post, April 10, 1924 (Frank, Hussenbach)
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:19:08 -0700 (PDT)
The following article is translated to the best of my ability.
Page 2, Die Welt-Post, Thursday, April 10, 1924
Letters from Russia
Frank, Feb. 16, 1924
My dear, dear Mr. Volz:
It was a great joy for me to get your letter of December 5th the day before yesterday. Many thanks for the kind words. I refer to the ugly assaults by the Dakota Free Press on the relief organization workers that I wrote you about before Christmas. I hope you received my letter and season's greetings. We are astonished by the fact that such lying accusations are possible in America. But every right-thinking person must give you and your co-workers credit for doing everything that was humanly possible. The thanks and prayers of thousands follow you across the wide ocean.
Because of our association with the Americans we Pastors are also insulted very much. We have submitted all our accountings to the A.R.A. and now we are the crooks. But we know: God will send us patience and strength and will bring the truth to light: Just remain strong, we will struggle through.
At New Years we had a large Conference at Huck; we missed you being amongst us. There were 1,500 guests who traveled to Huck. Worship services were held in the church and prayer house. On New Year's Eve Pastor Wacker preached at the prayer house, text: Joh. 9, 35-42. I spoke at the church about Joh. 9, 1-5. Pastor Eichhorn was also present: he had just returned from Pokrowsk where he had to be for some weeks; The whole thing went rather well. The theme of the Conference was Jesias 51. In the evening there was consultation between evangelists and elders. They resolved various problems of style that had crept into the church congregations; for example, a commission was elected to examine the disputes in Kutter. Pastor Wacker was delegated to go to a church consultation in Moscow. It is an effort to bring all fellow believers throughout Russia into a closer federation. God willing, this summer a Congress of Lutherans will take place in the city of Moscow
to unite our church. There are also plans for the opening of a training center for preachers. What is the most joyous in the realm is that the protestants are striving to unite. For the old reason in Hebrews 13, verse 8 onward, we want to build Zion.
Catechism classes have already begun in my parish. I worked to get written permission so that we might work with the confirmees for 6 weeks. 24 days during February and March, then 12 days in May just before Confirmation. God grant that the children earnestly take on their task.
At this moment I am very busy with weddings, there have been many weddings this year. On the 2nd of February I married 6 couples at one time in Kolb, the same in Frank on the 12th of February and in Hussenbach on the 13th of February 10 couples. You can see that our people still have a zest for life.
Scarlet Fever raged in Frank and exacted its sacrifices. Three girls in Georg Klein's family died, 2 unmarried and 1 infant. The epidemic is still going on. It was cold last week and very stormy and many people, crazy with fever, went out naked into the storm. Now we have had enough snow, it is clear and sunny outside today.
With clothing, the situation among the people is still bad. Many things now will be cheaper in comparison to grain. The farmers will soon be able to buy things.
In Hussenbach a voluntary sacrifice was announced; in the spring the roof of the church is to be repaired and painted. One cannot put off the remodeling any longer.
On the 24th of February there will be a Conference in Hussenbach; also lasting a week. We expect many guests. Conference theme: Jes. 55 and Luke 12, 35-40. Pastors have promised to come. May God bless this work.
You are remembered with love. My warmest greetings to you and your family,
A. Kluck, Pastor
Hugh Lichtenwald, from the farm in Monetta, SC
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