THESE ARE PERILOUS TIMES!
CHRISTIANS MUST BE VIGILANT
Satan is out to destroy Christians and their families!
Let us not be too proud to HUMBLE OURSELVES
Under the Mighty Hand of God!
I Peter 5:6-11
I MISSED YOU
Can't believe that I haven't written since March! Of course, I
combined the March with the April BFT UPDATE; but still I haven't
chatted with you for a couple of moons! I've missed it! Just have too
much to do and too many places to go! Not that I'm complaining. Oh no!
NOT ME! (Ha!) I'm glad that God has given to the 2001 "Moses and
Caleb" people, like my husband and me, things to do for Him.
plenty to do for Jesus if we stop being selfish and look around! Our
Waite Cup is full and running over! Of course, Pastor Waite and I don't
have a big mountain to claim like Caleb, nor do we have thousands of
disgruntled people to lead through a wilderness, but God has graciously
filled our hands with service for our King. What a privilege!
HAVE YOU FOUND SOMETHING TO DO FOR JESUS IN YOUR OLD AGE?
My suggestion is to begin TODAY at whatever age you may be, and fill
your days with His work. Forget about your aches and pains and personal
trials! Be a WORKER FOR JESUS like Frances Havergal was. Working for
Him, you know, doesn't only mean preaching or praying. It could mean
writing a letter, or scrubbing an old lady's kitchen floor, or cutting
the grass, or going door to door with a church bulletin, or even
emptying the church trash. Think about it!
TWO MEETINGS TO REPORT
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE FAITH BIBLE CONFERENCE
In early March, my husband and I drove over to Elkton, Maryland to
attend the FUNDAMENTALS OF THE FAITH conference that Dr. Allen Dickerson
hosts every year at his Maranatha Baptist Church on Old Elk Neck Road.
My husband wasn't speaking. We just wanted the fellowship. (I'm
reminded of a woman who told me that she never goes to a woman's meeting
unless she is the speaker--ha! What if all women felt that way?) It
doesn't take us long to get to Elkton--maybe a little over one hour. It
is always a joy to fellowship with like-minded believers! Heard two new
speakers this year, along with the regulars. They were PASTOR JOSEPH
PAGANO from the MIDDLETOWN BAPTIST CHURCH in Middletown, PA; as well as
Dr. Dickerson's assistant, PASTOR BRIAN GREEN. He's a personable young
man with a Southern accent. It was a privilege to hear these new
voices give their heart-burdens to us who were listening in the pew.
We were pleased to visit with two of our BIBLE FOR TODAY BAPTIST CHURCH
VIDEO FRIENDS--the WRAYS from Virginia and the BONSIGNORES from North
Jersey. I wanted to talk more with Jeanne Dow, the dean of women at the
college, but time got away from me. She is a kind and friendly woman of
the Word. Her special number in song, When They Ring Those Golden Bells
For You & Me, touched my heart. My mind flashed back to the death of my
dear, sick sister Audrey, who at the age of twenty, looked at my father
and whispered, "I hear the bells behind me!" and died .
I always enjoy the Maranatha Baptist Church's bookstore there--buying
a year's supply of greeting cards and BFT UPDATE/July, 1998, From
Yvonne S. Waite 900 Park Ave. Collingswood,
Phone: 609-854-4452 FAX: 609-854-2464
10:9 E-Mail: YSWaite @BibleForToday.orgchildren's
stories for my little "kitchen" class in our church. That day I
purchased a piano tape by BONITA SHOCKLEY DOW, Maranatha's church
pianist. The music tape is dedicated to her father, a pastor who died
in recent years. She plays, in her lovely, gentle style, his favorite,
old fashioned hymns and gospel songs. It is has been such a blessing to
both my husband and me as we drive to and fro in our car around here.
Her beautiful touch soothes my tired soul!
Dr. Dickerson's son is the headmaster of his day school--can't come up
with his first name at this writing. Sorry! Many of MARYLAND BIBLE
COLLEGE--the church's college--are on the mission field, or almost
there. My husband and I are especially grateful for the radio station
WOEL which airs all of our BFT radio programs, THE BIBLE FOR TODAY
DAILY, THE BIBLE FOR TODAY WEEKLY, THE BIBLE FOR TODAY BAPTIST CHURCH
HOUR, and, of course, Just For Women twice a week. (If you can't hear
these programs over the air, look up our websight
(www.biblefortoday.org) and hear them there
or order the tapes form
us). Dr. Dickerson asked us to pray for the station's getting on the
Internet soon as well as erecting a new radio tower in the Lancaster,
Pa. area. What a radio vision! This will be a further
proclaim God's Word! HOW EXCITING!
FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH
BIBLE CONFERENCE APRIL 22-23 CHESTERTON, INDIANA
My husband didn't know much about FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH in
Chesterton, Indiana, when he accepted the invitation, over a year ago,
to be a part of PASTOR ROGER VOEGTLIN'S annual Bible conference. Dr.
Waite is always happy to teach interested people the defense of the
TEXTUS RECEPTUS and the King James Bible. You who have heard him, or
who have our videos, know that his teaching is very needed today to get
into the hearts of church people and pastors. So it was with eagerness
to proclaim that Truth that we stepped from our plane and its bumpy
landing onto the safe ground of the windy city's Chicago O'Hare airport.
How good to have Dr. Chris McNeilly and his two sons meet us at the
gate! He is a good man, friendly, loves the Lord, and is a defender of
the Textus Receptus. You may wonder HOW that came about? At first he
taught his Bible classes like he had been taught at BJU. He knocked
down the True Text and built up the critical one. Then one of his
students told her father. Her Dad, a defender of the King James Bible,
gave Mr. McNeilly evidence to prove the King James Bible was translated
correctly. See what a student can do! It was a student who introduced
Dr. Waite to REVISION REVISED by Burgon, you know (BFT #611 @ $25+$5
S&H); and it changed the course of his life! So don't be afraid to
show someone, with more education than you have, the Truth. Most
teachers and preachers have been trained well, but wrong! Sad--but
true! My husband was.
It was about an hour and a half drive to the Fairhaven campus. On the
way, we ate at THE CRACKER BARREL. I love to look at all the "pretties"
in that restaurant, don't you? Found out that Dr. McNeilly received his
doctor's degree from MARYLAND BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE in Elkton, MD.
Small world! Even smaller--he graduated from BOB JONES UNIVERSITY about
the same time our daughter and son-in-law were there. And guess what?
When I asked our son-in-law if he knew the Fairhaven Bible teacher, sure
enough--he did! They were in the same Society. (Bob Jones University
has that grouping of students like sororities and fraternities in
secular colleges and universities. In some ways, it casts immediate
class distinctions & differences [snobbery] within the student body.)
Our son-in-law said Chris was strong! The reason he knows that is that
they wrestled one time together. He also listed other fellows in his
society that hung around with Chris and the society. He was surprised
that some were in Christian work--even missionaries. Another proof that
people's ways can change. Or do they? Our daughter was a cheer leader
for another one of the University's societies. She had her cheering
assignment changed so she could cheer for Reggie's society. She
remembered being bumped into by one of the society men playing
basketball. I think he may have knocked her to the ground. From then
on, every time he saw her, he apologized. He's a missionary now! I
don't know if that is good or bad!
FOUR QUESTION & ANSWER SESSIONS
My husband's first assignment was the combined Sunday School Class full
of all the adults and older young people, including the college students
from FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST COLLEGE. There were about nine hundred people
there. At first Pastor VOEGTLIN and his staff were dubious if QUESTION
& ANSWERS would go over with his church. This is often the fear of many
pastors. To the delight and edification of all, questions kept
coming--good questions--with Dr. Waite answering with good answers and
limiting himself to two minutes per answer. You'll have to get the
"FAIRHAVEN QUESTION & ANSWER TAPES"! (BFT #3032 @ $4+$1 S&H)
As the conference continued, my husband not only gave two excellent
defenses of the Text that underlies the King James Bible and the Bible
itself; but also he had three more sessions of Q & A! I wish you could
have been there. One of the sessions was in the college library and it
was outstanding. There must have been seventy-five (mostly men) asking
pop-corn questions. The other church and conference sessions had 1200
Sunday and 1800 Thursday; but there was something about the Library
group!--the feel, the look, the intensity! Oh, I nearly forgot about
the Q&A in the Greek Class. Those men, under the direction of their
teacher, Mr. Dan Armacost, had been saving up questions for several
weeks to ask Dr. Waite. I wasn't in that class. Had to have some time
to wash my hair!
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June 12-15, 2001
Right here at 900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey.
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AN ANSWER TO THE "MIND OF MAN" BOOK
TWO LECTURES & FOUR Q&A AUDIOS
You must get the tapes--sorry no videos (I just get too tired!)--of the
two teaching sessions with overhead transparencies, AS WELL AS THE FOUR
QUESTION & ANSWERS SESSIONS (BFT#3032/1-2 @ $7+$2 S&H.) The first
lecture was Sunday night. Ask for "FUNDAMENTALIST DEFENSE OF THE KJB &
TEXTS." (BFT #3031A @ $4+$1 S&H). We were told there were
Tuesday night, that was the first actual night of the conference when
the people and pastors from all over came, as well as the church and
college regulars. That night my husband gave his "TIGER BOOK" (BFT
#2974 @ $7+$4 S&H) which is an answer to THE MIND OF GOD AND THE MIND OF
MAN book pushed by many uninformed fundamentalists. GET THE AUDIO
TAPE! (BFT #3031B @$4+$1 S&H).
Remember--that's the book that tries to neutralize peoples' Bible text
stand. By the way, it never defends the Textus Receptus position at
all--only the Nestle-Aland, United Bible Society texts (modified
Westcott and Hort texts) and the Majority Text. You have to watch
it--because in the olden days when my husband first began this learning
and his defense of the TR, the TR was also called the Majority Text; but
since Hodges, Farstad, Pickering, Pierpoint, & Robinson's works, the
Textus Receptus defenders must not use the term "majority text"
anymore. See the tract my husband wrote for the Dean Burgon Society
several years ago. "Why Reject the Majority Text' (BFT #1727 @
Getting back to the "Mind Book"--perhaps you have noticed some changes
in the third edition. No longer can one read the Revised Standard
Version on the front cover. The words are blurred now. I am sure that
was not an accident! The accident was that it was in the first printing
at all--or was it? Then we noticed different people are endorsers in
this edition that weren't in the other editions; and, for some reason,
Virginia Beach's Dr. Rod Bell's name is missing. Remember all that
flack at the close of last school year when it was reported in O TIMOTHY
that Pastor Bell didn't really want his camp of fundamentalist to know
he didn't want to endorse the book? (It gets a little confusing,
doesn't it?) Also, Mark Simmons' name is gone; but his chapter is there
under different authorship--now it is authored by "the committee." I'm
wondering did "the committee" write it in the first place or did Mark
Simmons? (By the way some of our sons and daughter knew him at BJU. He
was one of the "darlings" along with Mark Minnick. And they probably
are "darling," too. There's really nothing wrong with being a
as long as it doesn't go to one's head! God has a way of shrinking our
heads, doesn't He?)
FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST COLLEGE
To be perfectly honest, I knew nothing personally about FAIRHAVEN
BAPTIST COLLEGE except through a small paper that comes to our house
from that school. I usually look it over and skim Pastor Voegtlin's
sermons. I'd heard of a couple of preachers who had preached in his
church; but knew nothing else. So it was a pleasant surprise when I saw
the campus which is a part of the large church complex. It is
beautiful. Dr. Waite and I stayed in the prophet's chamber. It is in
the boy's dorm. Both the boys and the girls dorms overlook a man-made
lake. They are built in the Tudor style of architecture, I believe.
(I'm making that up--but that's what I think.) They are lovely! We
saw over two hundred students, neat as a pin, walking around the place.
It is a Bible College. The degrees offered are in Pastoral Theology,
Music, Greek, Missions, Elementary and Secondary education, and Bible.
There is a two year church/School Secretarial course. I hope that men
are encouraged to be in that course.
MEN NEEDED AS CHURCH SECRETARIES
As you know, I wish Bible colleges would encourage men to be church
office assistants and college secretaries. They should be paid good
wages so family men will see this type of job as an opportunity to serve
the Lord full time. Much of the time the church secretary practically
runs the church. Why shouldn't this position be a man's work? Wouldn't
that be the Scriptural posture to take? Did the Apostle Paul run around
with a woman handwriting his epistles for him? This way Christian women
would be freed to stay at home or do other work not involving a
day-to-day closeness to a man who isn't her husband!. Thus, the
would-be adulteress would be staying out of another women's
home--especially the male church workers' homes. But I don't hear much
about this subject at all from the pulpits. In fact, I NEVER hear
anyone talk about this but me. I write about this in my booklet
Marriage Defrauding and Other Matters Especially for Women, page 38.
(BFT #2868 @ $2.00 + S&H)
FELLOWSHIP WITH THE VOEGTLINS
Both my husband and I enjoyed the fellowship with Pastor Roger
Voegtlin, his family, his staff, and visiting preachers at the
conference. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED MEETING THE WOMEN IN THE PEW. Got to
know Angela from Georgia--she was darling! And Rose Mundo who let me sit
by her Sunday night. Even though the church is very large, it was
difficult to find a seat. Rose moved over and we had a delightful
visit. There were other women with whom I visited but do not remember
their names. Good meeting Mrs. Jean Hoover from Union Grove,
Wisconsin. I had met her husband last year at Christ Independent
Baptist Church in Philadelphia where my husband had been teaching on
Monday evenings at an inner-city Bible school for several years. He
wanted me to meet Jean because we have been married about the same
number of years. Would like to mention that I was impressed with the
friendliness of Mrs. Voegtlin. She introduced herself to us and led us
to the car so we could eat our Sunday dinner with them. I go to many
churches where the preacher's wife does not speak to me. Often I have
to hunt her out in order to meet her.
MET THE COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS , TOO
My husband spent many minutes privately talking with the Pastor of
Fairhaven Baptist Church covering several subjects of interest to both
of them, and I was with them both in the car alone, one time, long
enough to ask questions. One afternoon we were able to spend sufficient
time with the pastor's son, Pastor Jeff Voegtlin who is the
vice-president and Dean of Education of the school. I asked him many
questions regarding the school, his work, and his life. He is also the
conductor of the church's fifty-five-piece church orchestra. It is most
unusual for a church to have such an orchestra, I think. I was
personally blessed by the church choir which sings the old fashioned
hymns in a beautiful way. The special vocalist and singing groups were
unusually good and abundant.
My husband met all the college administration. Come to think of it, I
am not sure if he met the dean of women or not. Mr. Dan Armacost is a
dedicated man as the college's Dean of Bible. You would like him. He
has a beautiful wife named Jennifer who is the church organist. By the
way, the church has two pianos. Why not? This way many who play the
piano have the opportunity to do so in a church setting. Why not pass
this opportunity for those with talent for all to enjoy? Some church
pianists seem to be chained to the church piano, and woe be to anyone
who tries to play that piano--that's often true of church soloists,
too. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS SCHOOL, DROP A LINE TO 86 EAST OAK
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A DASH TO NEW ORLEANS ...CONTINUED... YOUR WELCOMED RESPONSE
I can't tell you when I've had so much response to one of my UPDATES.
It's been a long time since my readers have written so! I really
enjoyed the letters and phone calls responding to the MARCH/APRIL 2001
BFT UPDATE where I told about our trip to NEW ORLEANS, on that warm
February 2001 afternoon that Dr. Waite and I spent at the D-DAY MUSEUM
on Magazine Street in New Orleans. It must have struck some kind of
memory chord in my readers' hearts! Let me share some of the comments
A pastor from Michigan wrote that his wife and he went to New Orleans
just to see the museum!
"We ate lunch at a restaurant in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street
and neither us were able to finish our meals. I ordered a plate of
Cajun Crayfish for the first time. The streets were narrow and dirty,
the sights, sounds and smells were offensive. . . . Neither of us wants
to go to New Orleans again."
Another pastor wrote:
"I just finished reading of your trip to New Orleans. It brought back
memories. I attended the Southern Baptist Seminary there. I didn't
know that your dear husband had been a Military Chaplain. I, too, was
an Air Force Chaplain. In fact--his and my backgrounds are so very much
alike. He has more formal training than I do; but I have about fifty
hours (college and seminary) in Classic and Koine Greek, of course, from
the Westcott-Hort position. I have done much additional studies to
"unlearn" most of what my unworthy teachers taught."
A former New Jerseyan:
"Your trip to New Orleans brought back memoirs to John [her husband],
Before Christmas 1942, he had some basic training in New Orleans. They
were only there two-to-three months. He and some of the fellows went to
a restaurant where they had oysters like they had never had before or
after that time. . . .John especially enjoyed reading about your visit
to the D-Day Museum"
My mother's cousin (in her nineties) wrote from Ohio:
"When we were in New Orleans, we ate in the French Quarter. We
thought we were going through a door to get inside a restaurant; but it
was an open ceiling, outside dining area--a real flower & plant garden.
Really beautiful! Then coming back home (we were pulling a camper), we
ate fish and hush puppies upon the levy by the Mississippi River
Louisiana. We followed and crossed the river every time we could till
we got to Cairo, Illinois. There we found an agate on the beach and
became rock-hounds and hunted for gem stones everywhere we went."
For something to talk about with my dentist--I often tell him about our
trips; but I can never top him in travels, for he has been everywhere
that I have been and more, it seems--except to church that is! (Believe
me I try!) Of course, all conversation stops when he puts those gadgets
in my mouth. Then I am limited to a grunt or a gargle. His response
to my "We've been to New Orleans!" was most interesting. His impression
of New Orleans was that it was the dirtiest, worst place he has ever
been. I asked him, "WHY?" He said that in the middle of the
people were drunk, staggering, throwing up, as well as passed out on the
sidewalks of Bourbon Street. I couldn't verify his findings as my
husband and I didn't walk there--only saw a glance of it from a tour
WHAT IS MARDI GRAS?
When we made plans to go to New Orleans, we never thought of the Mardi
Gras. Were we ever glad that we missed it! The first parade was
very night of the afternoon we left the city! Talk about good timing!
The reason we chose the week of February 6th was because it was my
birthday! We saw the reviewing stands in various parts of the city and
suburbs decorated in the Mardi Gras colors: PURPLE for JUSTICE, GREEN
for FAITH, GOLD for POWER. Houses had wreaths and banners flaming in
preparation for the celebration. I must admit it was pretty. Neither
Dr. Waite nor I knew much about Mardi Gras. The words are French for
I asked a driver, "What was the attraction of Mardi Gras?" He
something about "getting beads!" This didn't make any sense to us.
Beads? He said that the goal of the crowds of people who lined the
parade streets was to get beads. Thousands of beads (and something else
I've forgotten--maybe coins) were thrown to the cheering "peasants"
from the hands of the "elite" riding the floats. The goal was to grab
as many strings of beads as possible and put them around your neck. It
reflects back to another era when high people like kings and rulers
would deign to throw something of value to the common folk. There is
some kind of personal achievement today to have one's neck lined with
those baubles. During that pre-Lenten season, people stand near or sit
on temporary constructed viewing stands to watch the parades go by.
Decorative, gaudy floats pass daily crowds of hysterical people
preparing for the start of the so-called religious season of Lent.
Rex--like a winning captain in the Philadelphia mummers parade--appears
as the Lord of Misrule on his magnificent float, gloating over his
kingdom.. What a drunken religious travesty. The Bible tells us that
"pure religion" and "undefiled before God" is to visit the
and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the
world. (James 1:27).
AN HISTORIC ANTEBELLUM PLANTATION
KEEPING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT
One afternoon we took a BUS &
WALKING TOUR to an historic
"working" sugar plantation named EVERGREEN--the South's largest
Antebellum plantation. (Antebellum means before the civil war.) We
were told that it was recently opened to the public. I don't know how
recent "recently" really means because its picture is in all the
brochures along with "non-recent" listings. (Ha!) A very wealthy
woman--whose name escapes me at this writing--lives in this antebellum
plantation when she is not living in one of her many other houses.
(It's awful but I can't remember the details--we went there in February
and it is now May and I've seen and heard so much since then. But I
think she is an heir to an oil magnet's fortune. I wonder how she is
making out in this recent stock market plunge, and I wonder what her
capital gains were this income tax year!) The original builder designed
the second floor to be the living quarters and in what we would call the
first floor, was the basement. You see, the Mississippi River lives
across the street from the EVERGREEN and it often overflowed, not only
visiting the vast front yards of the plantations in the area, but also
it came uninvited into the first floors; but now there is a hill or
large mound of grass on the shores of the mighty River keeping this
uninvited guest away from the home. Those grass hills are rather like
dikes, I suppose you could say; but in spite of them, the River
sometimes comes "a-calling." Now the owner has the first floor
furnished but not carpeted, of course, because of the intruding water.
CREOLE CHANGED TO GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE
Originally the house was built in the 1700's in the Creole style, but
later after another son of an owner, when he became the owner,
refurbished the place into the Georgian style of architecture like
Independence Hall. In fact, he was influenced to this design because of
a visit to Philadelphia. (I live fifteen or twenty minutes from the
Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Was not there recently though, when that
man with the unkempt hair and natty beard decided to pound "the Liberty
Bell" with a hammer.) In case you have forgotten, "Georgian
architecture has symmetry, or balance, in design, and restrained but
bold ornament based on classic forms. . . .imposing main doors,
ornamental cornices, . . . .chimneys distributed equally on both sides.
. .a central block with symmetrical wings."(THE WORLD BOOK
ENCYCLOPEDIA) The style takes its name from the Georges (I, II, III)
who reigned in England.
TWO STAIRCASES FOR MODESTY
Strange to say, the inside of the house itself is very disappointing.
Turns out that Creole style of architecture is small, very plain, and
crowded. Imagine if you can a book case, like you would have in a
child's room, with about five shelves in it. Turn it on the side so the
shelves are perpendicular rather than horizontal--and you have a Creole
house! (Of course it would be bigger than the book shelf! Plus, this
owner had turned the "basement" into living quarters.) EVERGREEN is
mostly Georgian porches--front and back--across the length of the house
and two mammoth staircases going up each side of the front of the house
facing the Mississippi River which you can't see anymore because of the
"green hill." We were told that double staircases were often used so
men and women would go up separate stairs. After all it wouldn't be
nice for a man to gaze indiscretely at a woman ascending the steps ahead
of him, and see her ankles. Oh for such modestly today!
A HOUSE FOR THE BOYS
The grounds were absolutely beautiful, even in February, with little
white buildings for the kitchen, store houses, well houses, and "out
houses." No cooking was done in the big house. There was one small
building where the boys of the house, over fourteen, lived with their
tutor. If there were daughters, they lived in the "big" house.
THE WORKERS' WOODEN CABINS
The plantations had a dirt road lined with lovely arching branches from
the old oak trees--green and majestic. The road path led to the
simple, unpainted wooden cabins where the plantation workers lived.
There were about ten of them. (I have forgotten the exact number. Maybe
my husband will remember.) It appeared to be a dear, pleasant
setting--a nice place to raise children. These simple, two family
cabins were adjacent to the sugar-cane fields--handy for the workers.
Thus, they could be near their field work and their homes and families
as well. At one time, there were as many as ninety-one people living in
these small cottages. I would have called these people "slaves,"
our guide, who could trace her heritage back to this plantation's early
days, was specific in telling us they were indentured servants; and when
the plantation was first worked, Louisiana was NOT a part of the United
States, and did not become so until the after the Louisiana Purchase
(1803). (According to my encyclopedia, Louisiana became a state on April
30, 1812 when Orleans Territory was renamed Louisiana, and became the
18th state in the Union. It had a population at the time of 76,600.)
She reminded us that it was a country of its own. To be truthful, I'd
forgotten all of this. She made a big point of how nice the owners were
to these "servants"--and they very well may have been; but it seemed as
if she protested too much. Later, after the "purchase," the workers
were "slaves" purchased from the African people themselves.
A COMPLICATED SUBJECT
Slavery is a very complicated subject and I really do not want to get
into it; but if the African warlords (or whatever they were called) had
not captured their own people and sold them, there were have been no
black slaves in America. (There may have been white slaves, Asian
slaves, or Native American slaves, but no black slaves.) That doesn't
justify any mistreatment given to the black people after they got here.
Sometimes in discussing slavery, people forget about the white enslaved
peoples of the world.
(While I'm into this, let me talk about the original inhabitants of
this land we call the United States of America. Before it was called
"America," the people who lived here before Columbus called their land
by other names such as "Mother Earth" or "the land,." etc.,
That's fine with me. I see their point. But these people whose
was not originally called "America" desire to be called "Native
Americans." So, why don't the people we used to call "Indians" as
"cowboys and Indians" when I went to school in the Dark Ages want to be
called "Native Mother-Earths" or "Native 'The Landers'"
Getting back to slavery--even in the Bible, we read about slavery. It
is a difficult subject. I don't know why I've gotten into it; but
talking about this plantation brings this to my mind. Paul, the
apostle, said he was a "slave" (doulos) of the Lord.
DEFINITION OF "CREOLE"
Now a word about the Creole people who are the original inhabitants of
the Orleans Territory or the state of Louisiana. My old World Book
"a term used loosely to indicate descendants of French or Spanish
settlers of an area. It come from the Spanish word "criollo," meaning
"native to the place." It is used in speaking of Creole people's
languages or local products, as in the terms "Creole pralines or Creole
cooking." In the United States, Creole now refers only to white
descendants of French or Spanish settlers of the Gulf States. . . ."
SITTING BY THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI WATCHING THE NATCHEZ DOCK
One of the enjoyable times in New Orleans was sitting on park benches
and watching the mighty Mississippi River at work. Here came a barge
pushed and prodded by a tugboat or two. There came a sight-seeing boat,
maybe a freighter in the distance, another barge, another tugboat making
the bend up yonder, and a distant sailboat for pleasure. But, most of
all, our eyes were riveted on THE NATCHEZ, a beautiful white and red
paddle boat with flying flags and old fashioned regal pride. It spoke
of a past era when women floated in long gowns holding fancy umbrellas
to hide from the sun. Its steamboat whistle pierced the air with
warnings of its approaching. Those on shore stood to meet friends and
those aboard strained to debark. At the command of a senior man on the
second deck calling orders, like a cheerleader through a bull horn, the
crew threw hawsers, or lines, twisting those big hemp "snakes" around
ratchets and cleats--a day's work in itself. They jumped here and
stretched there until their work was perfected. Only then was the
gigantic gang plank lowered. All those eager, panting passengers piled
from the decks of the historic steamwheeler to be greeted by
entertainers with banjos, guitars, clarinets or silent mime,
statue-like, human cartoon character. Each was in business for himself
with a box or dish begging for money. One was a clown, one was a tramp,
but the prize could have been given to the tall football player with the
painted white face dressed in red, white & blue football attire,
stretching his long and perfectly poised legs as if running. His white
running shoes shod his feet as he motionlessly pointed and positioned
them on his box. All the while, this silent, still character held his
football ready to be thrown. Who wouldn't give him a dollar?
BR'ER RABBIT & A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE
As I'm flipping through the souvenir booklet I purchased, I see a
picture of the brown Mississippi River winding around New Orleans. I am
thinking of the things I would have liked to have done. It would have
been nice to have taken the tour into the Louisiana swamps and bayous.
Because we went to the D-Day Museum, we had to forfeit some of the local
color. It would have been fun to see the nesting grounds of
alligators--as long as they stayed away from me--and the timeless beauty
of the area's topography. Would have liked a peek of the LAURA
PLANTATION, too, where Br'er Rabbit was first recorded. My
granddaughters, Kristen and Megan, would have liked that . Their father
used to read them that fable. How they enjoyed it!
I didn't realize that old red streetcar, we kept seeing by the
waterfront, was synonymous with New Orleans; and that the St. Charles
Avenue Streetcar was America's oldest--being more than 150 years old.
When my husband was a teaching-fellow at Purdue University, we went to
the University's plays. Being in the speech department, my husband got
free tickets. I suppose some of you, who don't like plays, will be
horrified, but we saw the one called "A Streetcar Named Desire."
that I've been to New Orleans, I see that there really was a streetcar
with that name. Who would have known it?
A TASTE OF CAJUN FOOD
We wanted to eat down town so I could tell about it--ha--but it's just
too hard to park and walk--mostly walk. I just can't walk too much
anymore. Another case of the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
My legs won't co-operate. (I've found out recently that it really isn't
really my legs, it's my back (the nerves you know); but the word hasn't
gotten to my legs. Ha!) Anyhow, it was easier to eat nearer our hotel
than cope with the French quarter or the fashionable hotels in the city,
etc. So for a taste of Cajun food, we ate at a place near to the
Landmark/BEST WESTERN. I had catfish and hush puppies with an
interesting bread pudding that looked like hard squares of squeemi stuff
with a sweet sauce over it. It was good in spite of how it looked.. My
husband had his usual chicken. He's a conservative, you know. Did I
tell you this before? As we were preparing to leave the hotel for the
plane and home, my husband's back went out of place. He had to ride the
plane in such a state. He's grateful for his chiropractor! We're a
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SOME CLOSING THOUGHTS
Maybe I have space to tell you a few more things. Just a few days ago,
Dr. Waite and some others went up to Newington, Connecticut for the
questioning of the first doctoral graduate of the EMMANUEL BAPTIST
SEMINARY. The student was Rev. David McCarthy from Virginia Beach, Va.
We had met him at last year's KING JAMES SEMINAR here in our
house/church. Dr. McCarthy's thesis was on the book of Galatians. Of
interest to me was that he received two hours of graduate school credits
for his work from last year's seminar. Isn't that good?
I don't think that I told you that in February--I think it was--we did
THE TRIBUTE TO FANNY CROSBY at the Baptist Church of Newfield here in
South Jersey. The pastor is David Craig who, come to find out, takes a
strong Textus Receptus position. That was refreshing! Must mention
that his wife was extremely friendly and kind. That's a plus for Pastor
Craig. Of course, they were from the Midwest--come to think of it.
It was wonderful to have our only daughter delight us with a visit in
May. We hadn't seen her for a year; so her presence was special to her
Dad and me. She is a beautiful woman and precious to us--and to her
husband, too. At our Sunday morning service she sang the gospel song,
THE TOUCH OF HIS HAND ON MINE. You know that one, don't you? Yes,
"there are days so dark that we search in vain. . ." I remember my
mother singing that song, and as the years brought me "darkness," I,
too, would sing those words with tears. Now it's Dianne's song, too.
How good to "cling to that saving Hand"! Do you know Jesus as
I'm under God's care, are you?
Yvonne Sanborn Waite ( Peter 5:6-11)
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