July 11, 1951
Again I want to send you a personal word of THANKS for
your tithes and generous offerings for the work of God, and for
your confidence, your loyalty and sacrifice, and your prayers for
this great work. GOD BLESS YOU!
These have been strenuous days. Our task is not easy.
We have been, and still are, going thru a very tight financial
squeeze. This is due primarily to the fact that our most powerful
station XEG, which station is listened to by about 90% of our
listeners, has not been giving the same steady, powerful reception
the past two years it did prior to that time. A year or more ago
the station was taken over by new owners. They told me the
previous owners had not been using all the power allotted to this
great station, assuring me the full power would be used thru this
past winter. But our reports indicate that reception was even
worse, not better. Now this station is promising to add 50,000
watts more power this coming fall and winter. I believe they will.
However, I am not going to rely solely on this one
station. I have arranged to start the program next fall on one of
the other super-power Mexican stations, in addition to XEG. If one
of these stations fails to-give good reception it will be dropped
after 30 days. If both give good reception we may be able to
continue every night on both. I wish you would try tuning in on
two of the stations I have in mind---XELO, 800 on the dial, and
XERF, 1570 on the dial (extreme top of dial), and write and tell
me how the reception is---how it compares with XEG (at 1050),---
and which of these stations comes in strongest and clearest where
you live. Will you do that for me? It will help the work.
Because of this poor reception our mail has fallen off a
great deal. I want you to know that it is only thru the loyalty
and sacrifice of real co-workers like you that we have been able to
keep this great work alive. PLEASE PRAY WITH ME FOR THE WORK. We
must put our whole hearts into our prayers, and ask God to remove
these barriers, and clear the way for His Message to go out in
multiplied power this coming fall and winter. It is going to be a
most severe test of faith until then. I know you and our other
co-workers will each realize your own personal responsibility, with
me, in keeping this work alive week by week and month by month.
Two baptizing teams have been out these past few weeks, and others
of our upper-class students are out in the active ministry this
summer. I hope to have another issue of The PLAIN TRUTH off the
press in a couple weeks. WE MUST CARRY ON at any sacrifice. God
bless you for your faithfulness. A great harvest of souls is being
reaped this summer. Our labor and our prayers and our dollars are
working together to make it possible. Again, THANK YOU, and let me
hear from you.
Sincerely, in Jesus' name,
Herbert W. Armstrong