September 4, 1952
GREETINGS! Co-Workers under Christ:
Another college year has begun---and with it comes an
I have to drop everything, and rush this urgent appeal to
you IMMEDIATELY. We have this year the largest freshman class of
new students we have ever had. Ambassador College is GROWING, as
it has, of course from the first---now entering it's sixth year!
Already the college is PRODUCING ASTONISHING RESULTS. Those who
first entered now are all graduated.
Look what they are accomplishing! This week a new church
is being started in the San Diego. Young ministers from the
college or the graduate school will be in San Diego for services
every week. That's only the beginning. All summer we have had
young ministers trained here at Ambassador College preaching in our
churches in Oregon. The project near Gladewater, Texas, is
progressing rapidly---the ground is now all cleared, and the
architect is beginning to work on plans for the tabernacle. We
hope by next summer or fall to have a new church raised up there.
We hope in the next few months to establish new churches in the
Los Angeles district.
You have heard the thrilling broadcasts from our men in
Europe this summer---you are reading their articles in The GOOD
NEWS and The PLAIN TRUTH. They laid plans to soon put the broad-
cast ON THE AIR ALL OVER EUROPE. These men between them speak the
four languages most commonly spoken---English, French, German and
Spanish. Plans are being laid to broadcast to ALL THE FAR EAST---
China behind the red iron curtain, Japan, the Philippines, Burma,
Indo-China. Two of our baptizing teams have baptized more than 300
precious souls this summer---altogether all of our men and myself
have baptized almost 400 so far this year, and apparently the
number will pass 400 before the year's end.
NEVER has this work been blessed with such marvelous
results---never has it reaped such a large and precious harvest!
Still the laborers are too few. Still the harvest is plenteous
and the laborers are TOO FEW---and we need to pray God to send
forth MORE laborers for His closing great harvest!
I'm happy to report that more future laborers are
entering the college this week to be trained for future
responsibility, some of them with very promising talent that is
But as the college grows, we are caught short of
equipment. We haven't enough beds for them to sleep on---we do not
have enough study desks for them to study on---we lack much in
necessary facilities for this increased number of students. We
have to purchase nearly $1,000 worth of additional beds for them
to sleep on THIS VERY WEEK, and we do not have the additional funds
to cover. The truth is, God is sending us laborers for the harvest
faster than you co-workers supply necessary funds to keep them, and
the work, going. THAT IS YOUR PART!
The past week receipt of money has been falling off
again. CO-WORKERS, I MUST ASK YOU TO COME TO THE RESCUE BY RETURN
MAIL WITH THE LARGEST SUMS YOU POSSIBLY CAN SEND. It's a dire
need. It's an IMMEDIATE and URGENT need. This is the greatest
work on earth. We need every dollar---the widow' mites, and the
larger amounts from those who are able.
THE BROADCAST GOES BACK ON THE AIR ON XEG AND XELO EVERY
NIGHT BEGINNING MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 15th! SAME TIME! XEG
will go out with about TWICE the power this fall---isn't that
wonderful news? We go back on XERB, heard on Pacific Coast, every
night beginning September 29 with the change from daylight time
back to standard time---7:00 PM every night. We are already on the
air again every morning in the Los Angeles local area. This work
is growing---producing a WONDERFUL harvest---and it is right now in
DESPERATE NEED. THANK YOU, and GOD BLESS YOU---I know you'll
spring to the rescue with all you can send by return mail.
Sincerely, in Jesus' name,
Herbert W. Armstrong
P.S.--We are ready to start the building of the tabernacle near
Gladewater. Right now, more than ever before, we need special
LARGE sums for this purpose. The Gladewater project, up to now,
has been in EXCELLENT shape. We were able to purchase both tracts
of land for cash, without incurring any mortgages or indebtedness.
Brother Hammer is supervising the work, and has had to employ
several men in the clearing of the tract, but this is all done and
paid for. We have, however, not more than one-tenth enough money
on hand in this special fund for the construction of the new
tabernacle which must be ready before next spring. THERE'S NO TIME
TO LOSE. This work must progress. HELP US KEEP IT ON A PAY-AS-WE-
GO BASIS! What a wonderful accomplishment if we can have this all
built and prepared by next Passover time, without debt---all paid
as we go. This way we get discounts and save money. Right now
let's make a great EXTRA EFFORT to go OVER THE TOP on this building
fund! If you can only spare an extra widow's mite, send it---every
dollar counts. But can't some of you who are able now send special
offerings for this fund of one or several hundred dollars, or
perhaps even a few thousand dollars? The tabernacle will be the
lowest-cost type structure that is practical to erect, yet
attractive in appearance. Don't take a single cent away from the
regular broadcast and publishing Gospel work for this fund, but
send the largest possible SPECIAL offering you are able.