Sunday evening, August 6, saw the Gospel Lighthouse, Haliburton, almost filled to capacity for a baptismal service conducted by Rev. Lynton Fairhurst. Much inspiration was derived from the service as each one heartily sang the “old fashioned” Gospel hymns, listened to a forceful presentation of biblical truth relative to water baptism, and witnessed those who were immersed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
One of the candidates was a brother 80 years of age, belonging to the United Church, whom the pastor had the privilege of leading to the Lord a few months ago. Praise God for His mercy!
It has indeed been a privilege to serve as pastors of the Gospel Lighthouse, Haliburton, for the past five years. We sincerely appreciate the whole-hearted cooperation, abundant kindness, and deep affection so frequently expressed by the congregation May the Lord bless each one.
During our stay here we have experienced much growth in this assembly both spiritually and numerically, and our prayer is that God will continue to bless in His own inimitable way.
We now feel God moving us to open a new Apostolic work in Scarborough, ON and in the light of this endeavour we request your prayers. We shall commence meetings in St. Andrew’s Public School, Scarborough, on Sunday, September 10.
Brother and Sister Noel McNeill assumed the Haliburton pastorate on August 15.
[Report given by Pastor and Mrs. Lynton Fairhurst – End Times Messenger October 1961]
This announcement brings to mind how, as a Pastor, you are sometimes called to move on from a place you love…
“So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. Then the name our Lord Jesus will be honoured because of the way you live, and you will be honoured along with Him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.”2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 NLT
Let us know in the comments how the Lord gave you the power to accomplish; moving on to something new, following the call…