A moment ago I threw in the waste basket what I had written for this space a few days ago. I had likened the uncertain future of this huge center to the people strolling around on the deck of the Titanic, perfectly confident that it couldn't possibly sink.
You may be one who has "watched and prayed" from afar about the crucial purposes and programs of this and other centers doing our part to make sure the church doesn't miss God's highest purpose for our time: the reaching of the Unreached Peoples.
Because so many of you are concerned about the future of the U.S. Center, it is true that, if this place sinks, a lot more people will be watching us go down than witnessed the sinking of the Titanic!
When the Titanic sank, there was at least one ship nearby that could have saved all the passengers if it had only heeded the signals. In our situation, we sometimes wonder if everyone thinks the Center's survival is someone else's problem. Is this the time when you should help the "time of your visitation"?
I hope you'll read what is at stake. Look at pages 4 and 5.
In the meantime, I have some amazing and wonderful news but it will have to wait for next issue. (No, it's not financial.)
And, love those beautiful missionary kids! I have four of them myself and they are all in missions, two in a closed country. Right here at the USCWM, we have 24 missinnary kids under 3 years old. Be encouraged. Read the cover story beginning on page 18.
Are your children underprivileged because they are not missionary kids? Take special note of the amazing statistics on page 23!