Editor's Letters

by T. Austin-Sparks

March-April, 1969

It was our hope that, with this issue of the paper, we might be in a position to give something fuller and more decisive regarding the matter of our premises. All that we can do as we go to press is to say that our deadline for evacuation is the 28th of February. We have nothing to inform you as to a new location. If this is known before the final runoff of the paper, we will insert a slip. Failing that, all correspondence can continue to be addressed as hitherto, and if we have moved mail will either be forwarded or collected. You will continue to pray with us over this matter.

We are much burdened for the many hungry and scattered sheep. There is an immense activity and movement in the realm of evangelistic effort on behalf of the unsaved, and we are one with such concern. It has been one of the criticisms against us that we have no such concern. This is utterly untrue, but there is a great need that the saved shall be instructed and fed. This is evidenced by the fact that so much of the New Testament is occupied with the concern for believers and the "Building up of the Body of Christ". It is to that ministry that we feel that this little instrument has been called, and, while we feel our terrible inadequacy to touch even the fringe of the need, we are seeking to be faithful to this trust. If you really feel that your own need is ministered to by this channel, will you not ask the Lord to put the burden of the hungry multitude upon your heart, and seek to share the "Bread" with those whom you know share your hunger? The time is short; the world is becoming impossibly confused. The god of this world continues his great strategy of "blinding" and keeping in the dark. The cry is imperative for eye-opening ministry.

The first sermon that I ever preached as a young man was on Acts 26:17b-18, and I feel that burden more than ever now. You ask the Lord to raise up men who have seen, and have that commission and anointing.

Warmest greetings,

T. Austin-Sparks.

P.S. - I have very urgent appeals for ministry this year in U.S.A. and on the continent of Europe. Please pray!

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