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    J a m a i c a

    C h r i s t i a n

    M i s s i o n

    S RVING

    Churches of Christ

    HALF-WAY-TREE P. O. JAMAICA. B. W. .

    ;;EP

    19

    God's

    Fellow Workers

    MR.ANDMRS.DONALDFREAM

    MR.

    ANDMRS.WOODROW HILLIPS

    MR.

    ANDMRS.JAMES

    HERGET

    Jamaica

    For

    Christ

    EVANGELISTAND

    MRS.

    GRAYSON H.ENSIGN

    Sep'tember

    14, 955

    Dear

    Brother MaoEarland;

    Greetings

    to

    you in

    the name

    o f

    our

    Lord

    Jesus Christ.

    Perhaps sometime you 7?ould

    have

    space and occasion to

    run

    this

    news

    i ' t e m .

    In

    the

    sixteen

    mo nths that the Grayson Ensigis have been in Jamaica they have

    been xised of

    the

    Lord in starting thi^e

    new

    congregations—-Grand Cayman churcli in

    October,

    1954, Whitehall Ave., Kingston in January, 1955, and Elletson

    Ed.,

    Kingston

    in August, 1955» The work in Grand

    Cayman

    was nourished and

    increased b y

    Bro.

    Wood-

    row

    Phillip s' visit

    in

    February,

    1955,

    when seven were

    baptized

    into

    Christ

    and two

    _ >

    pl aced their membership - w i t h - f c h e congregation.

    The

    Don ald Preams

    visited - t h e

    Church

    in June,

    1955 an d three were

    baptized

    into

    Christ. Grayson

    Ensi^i

    is planning on re

    turning to Grand Cayman o n October 7 f c o hold ano ther evangel istic cau^iai© .

    The Ensigns have leased the Elletson Ed.

    ohurch

    building (full y furnished) for

    five years with an

    pptiou

    to renew

    for

    ive yeaU?s. Eegular

    services are

    being held

    b y Bro.

    [email protected]

    and Bro. Walker,

    graduate of

    JB3. A Hol idays Bible S chool was held

    here by Mrs. nsign

    and

    Eobert Allen of Ozark Bibl e Coll ege with 114 nrolled.

    A

    valuable

    third

    of

    an

    acre

    site

    in

    the/

    enwood

    Hurricane

    Ho using Estate

    is

    e

    ing urchased

    by

    he

    Ensigns

    for another

    new

    congregation. In

    this area mo re than

    a

    housand

    families

    are

    going

    to

    live. There

    is

    no

    congregation of â y kind in this

    area

    at

    the present time.

    It

    is hoped that the Church of Christ wil l be

    ' t h e

    first

    one

    e s t a b l i s h e d .

    An a d e q u a t e

    c h u r c h b u i l d i n g

    will c o s t a b o u t $ 3 , 0 0 0 .

    Iam

    enclosing

    a

    icture of t h e

    Slle-bson

    Ed. uilding in case

    you

    should

    want

    to

    ise

    it.

    The

    Lord bless

    you for

    your abiding

    concern

    fo r the evangelization of t h e world,

    LthfuUy yours.

    n

    H.

    Ensi^

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    29 October 1955

    cm N JAMAICA

    S T A ^ T H R E E

    C H U R C H E S

    I N

    t h e 16

    m o n t h s

    t h a t

    t h e G r a y s o n ^ - ^ i ^ e

    b e e n

    i n J a m a i c a t h e y h a v e b e e n u s e d o f

    t h e

    L o r d

    i n s t a r t i n g t h r e e

    n e w

    c h u r c h e s — G r a n d C a y m a n c h u r c h i n O c t o b e r

    1 9 5 i i , W h i t e h a l l

    A v e n u e i n K i n g s t o n

    i n J a n u a r y 1 9 5 5 >

    a n d E l l e t s o n

    I t o a d ,

    K i n g s t o n i n

    A u g u s t

    1 9 5 5 *

    T h e

    w o r k in

    G r a n d C a y m a n

    was

    n o u r i s h e d a n d i n c r e a s e d by B r o t h e r

    V ^ o o d r o w

    P h i l l i p s '

    v i s i t i n F e b r u a r y 1 9 5 5 w h e n s e v e n w e r e b a p t i s e d i n t o C h r i s t a n d t w o p l a c e d t h e i r m e m b e r s h i p

    w i t h t h e

    c o n g r e g a t i o n ,

    t B h e D o n a l d F r e a m s v i s i t e d t h e

    c h u r c h

    i n

    J u n e 1 9 5 5 a n d t h r e e

    w e r e

    b a p t i s e d i n t o C h r i s t . G r a y s o n E n s i g n i s p l a n n i n g o n r e t u r n i n g

    to

    G r a n d

    C a y m a i

    for another evangelistic

    campaign.

    T h e E n g - i j ^ s h a v e l e a s e d t h e E l l e t s o n R o a d c h u r c h b u i l d i n g

    f u l l y

    f u r n i s h e d f o r

    f i v e y e a r s w i t h

    a n

    o p t i o n

    t o

    £ e n e w f o r

    f i v e

    y e a r s . R e g u l a r

    s e r v i c e s

    a r e

    b e i n g h e l d

    b y

    B r o t h e r E n s i g n

    a n d

    B r o t h e r

    W a l k e r >

    a

    g r a d u a t e

    o f

    J a m a i c a B i b l e S e m i n a r y .

    A

    V B S

    w a s

    h e r e h e r e a n d R o b e r t A l l e n

    o f

    O z a r k B i b l e C o l l e g e

    w i t h l l t i

    e n r o l l e d .

    A

    v a l u a b l e l | i e

    1/3 a c r e s i t e i n P e n w o o d H u r r i c a n e H o u s i n g E s t a t e is

    b e i n g

    p u r c h a s e d

    b y the Ensigns for ano ther new congregation. In this area more than 1,000 families are

    g o i n g t o ^ i v e . T h e r e i s n o c o n g r e g a t i o n o f a n y

    k i n d

    i n t h i s a r e a a t t h e p r e s e n t t i m e . I t i s

    hope

    that

    the church of

    Christ

    will be the first one

    established.

    An

    adequate church

    building

    will cost

    about $3,000. Address

    is

    Half Way

    Tree

    P.

    0.,

    Jamaica . W,

    I.

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    *7^ . . I A N I * r » B

    XFb>

    AMAICAN

    ^''^HALLENGER

     

    g r e a t

    and e f f e c t u a l

    d o o r i s

    opened

    ...

    nd

    h e r e a r e

    many

    a d v e r s a r i e s.

    VOLUME

    ;

    NUMBER

    DECEMBER.

    955

    Grayce Marie, Mark, David,

    Nathan

    and Grayson Ensign

    G r e e t i n g s

    i n

    T h e

    N n m e O t

    O u r

    I m i a n u e l

     But

    when the fulness of the time came, God

    sent

    forth h i s Son, born of a

    woman. . hat we might

    receive

    the adoption of sons."

    (Galatians

    4:4-5)

    How

    happy

    we

    are

    at

    t h i s s p e c i a l

    time

    set aside

    to

    remember

    a

    miracle—

    the Incarnation

    of

    Jesus Christ. The human mind i s incapable

    of grasping

    the

    unspeakabl eness of

    God's

    l o v e . Our

    imagination

    i s

    staggered b y the a v r f u l ma

    jesty

    and

    beauty

    of

    t h i s

    gl orious truth—God

    so

    l oved the world that He

    ave

    His

    only

    begotten

    S o n

    that whosoever

    b e l i e v e t h

    on

    Him

    should not perish but

    eternal

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    THE

    JAMAICAN CHALLENGER

    Published by

    E v a n g e l i s t

    and Mre.

    GRAYSON HARTER ENSIGN

    Churches

    of

    Christ

    (Jamaica

    Christian

    Mission)

    Half-Way-Tree,

    Jamaica, B.

    W.

    .

    (U. S ' . Address: Miss

    Mildred McClure

    c/o River

    Park

    Church of C h r i s t

    633 30th

    S t r e e t ,

    South Bend,

    15, Indiana)

    We

    p r e f e r t o have a l l funds and l e t t e r s sent

    to us in Jamaica.

    Other American

    families in Jamaica:

    The

    Donald

    Freams.

    The Woodrow P h i l l i p s .

    The James Hergets.

    A

    DOOR

    N PENWOOD

    Brother Coke,

    a

    Christian contractor,

    told

    me

    in

    July

    about 2 cres o f re

    served land

    in

    one of the government's

    housing schemes. He

    thought i t c o u l d

    be purchased for

    a

    church

    s i t e . At

    nce

    I

    a p p l i e d

    f o r

    i t

    b e c a u s e

    i t

    appeared t o be

    the finest opportunity in the Kingston

    area—cheap land i n a new

    t e r r i t o r y ,

    without

    established

    churches, with

    thou

    sands of

    homeowners.

    Brother

    Coke

    said,

    "If

    we

    c a n ' t

    e s t a b l i s h the Church

    of

    Christ

    i n Penwood,

    i t can't

    be done

    in

    -Kingston-"

    . . . .

    NOT

    THAT, SOMETHING

    BETTER

    After

    countless t r i p s

    to the housing o f

    f i c e t o

    press the matter through the red

    t a p e ,

    we

    p r o v i d e n t i a l l y

    came

    one

    day

    when

    the town

    planner

    was

    present. He

    could not

    et

    us have

    the

    2 cres,

    hut

    he recommended

    that we be given this

    corner

    ot.

    Counting the

    government-held verge,

    we have

    one-third

    of

    an acre.

    The ront

    (100 t . ) runs from the t r e e

    t o

    Mark and

    David. The

    long

    side

    extends past

    Bob

    Allen

    and

    Grayce

    Marie to the house

    ( ex

    treme l e f t ) .

    Penwood

    Road (to be a

    46

    f t .

    highway)

    runs

    i n f r o n t (at h e r i g h t ) .

    The

    road

    on the

    l e f t

    i s the f i r s t road i n

    to the housing develo pm ent.

    We ould

    not

    have p i c k e d a b e t t e r l o c a t i o n .

    God

    a*

    y - L ' - . t

    Mj

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    DECEMBER, 955

    PAGE THREE

    JAMAICAN JUVENILES

    RICHMOND

    REVIVED

    G r a y s o n

    was h o l d i n g :

    a w e e k ' s cam-

    f o i *

    t h e

    Richmond o n g r e g f a t i o n

    l o

    oted m h e m o u n t a i n s n e a r M a n d e v i l l e .

    Smce

    we

    had

    s w e l t e r e d a l l summer,

    h e

    w h o l e

    f a m i l y

    w e n t w i t h h i m

    f o r

    a

    h a n g e

    of c l i m a t e . How

    wonderful

    i t

    was to

    s l e e p under wool

    b l a n k e t s

    and t o wear

    sweaters

    part of

    the

    day

    N. .

    TEACHING

    ^ B r o t h e r

    W o o d s t o c k

    a n n o u n c e d p r e -

    ^ o u s l y t h a t

    c h i l d r e n ' s

    c l a s s e s

    w o u l d b e

    n e l d ,

    so

    many

    m r e e t e d

    Grayce Marie

    when

    she a r r i v e d ; Average attendance

    c h i l d r e n received miniature

    B i b l e

    p i c t u r e s

    for t t e n d i n g a l l

    f i v e c l a s

    s e s . L e s s o n s w e r e o n t h e l i f e

    o f P a u l ,

    emphasizing h i s o b e d i e n c e to C h r i s t ' s

    w i l l - w r

    him and

    t h a t t h e p l a n of a l v a

    t i o n

    h e t a u g h t

    i n

    v a r i o u s

    c o u n t r i e s ap

    p l i e s t o d a y as

    w e l l .

    Each

    day l l looL

     

    iP^^rd t o a n o t h e r

    e x c i t i n g

    e p i s o d e

    I ® P a u l l i f e .

    T h e

    c h i l d r e n e a g e r l y

    l^med

    many

    new c h o r u s e s , E s p e c i a l l y

    "Brave

    D a n i e l , "Mr.

    Noah", n d

    T h i s

    L i t t l e Light of

    Mine".

    A f t e r

    t h e

    m e e t i n g

    began

    t h e

    women

    wanted c l a s s e s a l s o ,

    so

    Grayce Marie

    p r p . n a r p d

    and

    t s n p - h t

    twn

    l o f f s n n s

    oo women, oth young and

    o l d ,

    c a r e f u l l y

     .T.

    t e a c h i n g s r e g a r d i n g

    a

    C l m i s t i a n

    woman,

    e r c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s ,

    and

    her

    work i n t h e home and

    congre

    gation.

    YIELDED TO

    CHRIST

    n i g h t t h e

    b u i l d i n g was p r a c t i c a l

    l y f i U e d ,

    and

    many throughout t h e area

    h e a r d

    t h e

    sermons

    v e r t h e l o u d s p e a k e r .

    During

    t h e l a s t i n v i t a t i o n of t h e cam-

    ^  

    heir

    late teens

    b o l d l y

    c o n f e s s e d C h r i s t

    a l o n g w i t h an

    o l d e r

    woman. Both young

    p e o p l e

    had

    . r G r a y c e ' s c l a s s e s ; b u t

    Jean

    M i t c h e l l ,

    an e a r n e s t and t h o u g h t f u l

    g i r l ,

    h a d l i s t e n e d e s p e c i al l y a t t e n t i v e l y

    d u r i n g

    a l l classes and ervices.

    Jean wrote

    r e c e n t l y t h a t she

    and

    t h r e e

    others

    had been

    imm ersed and

    that

    the

    young

    p e o p l e were

    resuming t h e i r

    B i b l e

    C l a s s e s .

    To w i n t h e s e f in e

    young

    p e o

    p l e was a r e a l

    v i c t o r y ,

    for

    most

    Jamai

    cans b e l i e v e

    they

    have to f a l l

    i n t o

    d i r e

    s i n

    before

    they

    can y i e l d to

    C h r i s t .

    THE

    OTHER DAY

    G r a y c e M a r i e was

    i s c u s s i n g

    t h e p r o b

    lem o f i n t e s t i n a l worms a v e r y

    f r e q u e n t

    d a n g e r h e r e )

    and

    w h e t h e r o r n o t any o f

    our c h i l d r e n had

    them. She

    s a i d t h a t

    one way you

    could t e l l was if children

    g r i t t e d t h e i r t e e t h l i k e t h i s (back

    and

    f o r t h motion) i n t h e n i g h t .

    Mark

    as

    sumed a t h o u g h t f u l f a c e , and

    t h e n

    he

    s a i d s e r i o u s l y , "Mother,I

    know

    who has

    the

    mostworms—a, ow.''

    ACKEE

    POISONOUSfOOD

    Did you ever hear of a r u i t t h a t

    could be both poisonous

    and

    edible? In

    J a m a i c a

    we

    a v e j u s t

    s u c h a

    r u i t , c a l le d

    ackee.

    Ackee

    s a r i l l i a n t ,

    s c a r l e t - c o l o r -

    ® j i n c h e s i n diameter

    and

    3 n c h e s

    long)

    which

    grows on

    t a l l

    t r e e s .

    When

    ckee s f i t (the Jamaican

    -e

    rm

    for-"ripe"), t h i s

    red outer coat

    b u r s t s

    o p e n

    r e v e a l i n g t h r e e l o v e l y , y e l -

    low f i n g e r s . At h e end of each f i n -

    Ser i s a l a r g e , b l a c k s e e d . It i s a o l -

    s i g h t

    t o s e e

    t h i s

    b r i g h t

    g r e e n

    t r e e

    with i t s r e d , y e l l o w ,

    and

    b l a c k orna

    m e n t s . Sometimes

    i t

    seems as though

    you a r e l o o k i n g a t

    a

    i t t l e f a c e

    as

    you

    look at

    the open

    ackee.

    DUAL ERSONALITY

    When

    t h e

    y e l l o w

    i n n e r p a r t

    of a c k e e

    I S b o i l e d

    and s e r v e d '

    w i t h

    b u t t e r ,

    s a l t

    and

    pepper;

    i t t a s t e s very much l i k e

    s c r a m b l e d e g g s .

    Jamaicans

    d e a r l y l o v e

    t h e i r ' s a l t f i s h and a c k e e .

    Raw

    a c k e e

    I S a l s o d e l i c i o u s , h a v i n g

    a n u t t y

    f l a v o r .

    Yet ackee

    can

    be deadly p o i s o n . If the

    p o d s a r e f o r c e d

    o p e n i n s t e a d o f

    b u r s t i n g

    by h e m s e l v e s , h e n t h e

    y e l l o w

    p a r t when

    e a t e n p r o d u c e s t e r r i b l e s t o m a c h c r a m p s .

    C h i l d r e n ,

    i n t h e a b s e n c e o f t h e i r

    p a r e n t s ,

    have been known o eat h e "unfit" r u i t

    and

    d i e

    b e f o r e

    t h e i r p a r e n t s

    r e t u r n .

    HIDDEN

    GOOD

    Many p e o p l e a r e j u s t l i k e a c k e e .

    On

    t h e

    o u t s i d e

    t h e i r l i v es s e e m

    t o b e v e r y

    a t t r a c t i v e ,

    b u t

    i n s i d e

    t h e y

    a r e f u l l of

    poisonous deeds and thoughts.

    How

    uch

    b e t t e r i t

    i s t o l e t

    t h e

    b e a u t y o f C h r i s t

    shine

    out from ur

    lives

    I M e a s e b e c e r t a i n t h a t o u r

    n a m e s ,

    e i t h e r

    Mr. r M r s .

    G r a y s o n

    E n s i g n o r b o t h , a p -

    o u t s i d e of

    l l mail sent

    o u s .

    * = 0 i"st the

    Ja

    maica Christian

    Mission.

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    PAGEFOUR

    DECEMBER

    955

    BRO.A. A.

    WALKER

    ELLETSON RD. VICTORIES

    S i n c e t h e

    work

    has

    begun

    at

    E l l e t s o n

    Rd. n August, h r e e

    h a v e

    b e e n immersed

    i n t o C h r i s t , s i x b a p t i z e d b e l i e v e r s have

    p l a c e d t h e i r

    membership,

    and

    one

    wo

    man has

    confessed

    C h r i s t .

    Attendance

    i s n ow

    i n

    t h e t w e n t i e s with new p e o p l e

    and b a c k s l i d e r s dropping i n . An adult

    c l a s s

    h a s been

    organized.

    The

    first

    week in

    O c tober O r ayso n

    h e l d a

    second week s

    campaign.

    Atten

    dance

    was

    good with

    a number of

    peo

    p l e

    l i s t e n i n g

    o u t s i d e t o

    t h e l o u d s p e a k er .

    The s e e d i s b e i n g sown, and

    God

    w i l l

    give the

    increase.

    ASSISTANT WALKER

    Brother A. A.

    Walker ,

    1955 graduate

    of

    the Seminary,

    i s

    the assistant

    minis-

    t e i , He preaches

    s t r a i g h t

    gospel ser

    m o n s with a

    l o t of

    c o n v i c t i o n . Already

    we can s e e s i g n s of improvement i n him.

    We

    e l i e v e

    he w i l l prove to be

    a n

    ou t

    stand ing preacher.

    HAPPIEST MOMENT

    One

    of the happiest

    moments for us

    a l l

    was the

    Lord s

    day when

    two

    young

    p e o p l e

    c o n f e s s e d

    C h r i s t .

    S i s t e r

    W e i s e ,

    a

    former h a r l o t , d i d some p e r s o n a l t e a ch

    i n g ,

    a n d

    t h e n s h e b r o u g h t

    F r e d e r i c k

    Dean to services on

    the Lord s

    Day. He

    l i s t e n e d

    a t t e n t i v e l y

    t o t h e sermon.

    After

    w a r d , h e a d m i t t e d

    t h a t

    h e

    must

    b e c o m e

    a

    h r i s t i a n .

    I n the evening, at the

    i n v i

    t a t i o n

    D e a n marched forward and m a d e

    a

    t r o n g - v o i c e d

    c o n f e s s io n o f C h r i s t .

    INTERNATIONALSOUL WINNING

    After

    r e c e i v i n g

    h i s c o n f e s s i o n , I ex

    h o r t e d o t h e r s t o

    make

    t h e i r d e c i s i o n

    and

    t o b e b a p t i z e d

    w i t h Dean. I m m e d i a t e l y

    a f t e r the

    s e r v i c e

    Carolyn Bodden, a

    young woman from

    Cayman, o l d

    Grayw

    Marie

    she

    w a s ready

    t o be immerse(L

      C a r o l y n

    was a P r e s b y t e r i a n

    who h a d

    been working i n t h e BWIA o f f i c e

    for

    Bto. Adam.) Bob A l l e n

    taught

    h e r

    when

    he v i s i t e d Cayman on h i s

    way

    hom^. He

    c o n t i n u e d t o i n s t r u c t

    her

    by m a i l . When

    she

    c a me

    t o

    Jamaica

    on

    b u s i n e s s ,

    he

    wrote

    me o t h a t I was a b l e t o g i v e he r

    some

    t e a c h i n g .

    By h e time

    she c a m e

    back f r o m

    Trinidad

    she w a s ready

    to

    o b e y t h e L o r d . H e r e s a c a s e o f i n t ^ -

    national e va n g e l is m— A l l e n

    Mo.; Adam n Cayman, and

    t h e s E | i S | g | i B

    in

    J a m a i c a . . -