The Editorial of Ralph D. Winter
Founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission
You would find it hard to believe the bustle around here these days. We are hardworking bunch, but it is something else just now, with many of the Last $1000 Campaign deadlines converging on us this week. The fact that I am typing at 5:15 AM and I haven't been to bed yet is a sample for you.
But it is a measure of the importance of things that a wartime lifestyle at least now and then gets us into wartime pressures.
However, rejoice with us this week over how many things are coming to fruition within a 3 or 4 days period:
We have, after 9 years of effort, moved beyond the authorization stage in the relation of our university to the State of California. Yesterday we received the letter giving final, "full institutional approval." I just noticed a moment ago on page 19 that Art McCleary (who has borne more of the brunt of all this than anyone else) has made a list of the new video, 28-page presentation booklet, etc. that have just been completed.
The book is finally out! That is unrelated to the campaign, but is going to get people hopeful enough to be eager to help.
Also, independent of the campaign, is the new . "magazine format" of our monthly video. We have radically shifted gears on this. It will allow us a faster tum-around time. We ought to get this to you within perhaps 5 days of the actual taping, once we get it down pat.
But for me the heating up of the Year 2000 discussion outranks all other refreshments of heart and soul. It won't be long now! I had no idea when I began this three-part "Momentum" series that the Lausanne Committee would weigh in with the heftiest single contribution!
Ralph D. Winter, General Director