Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Elmo C. Acton, 1927-02-15
Scope and Contents
Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Elmo C. Acton in Durban, Natal, South Africa. Pendleton acknowledges Acton's letter of December 14th and discusses the very successful mid-year meetings. The Joint Council agreed that the next Assembly take place in London. Pendleton hopes it will be planned for the summer of 1928, but some in London prefer 1929. Describing the meetings, Pendleton writes, "the indication of unity and fraternal feeling was so marked that some one expressed the thought that trouble must be brewing underneath, according to the law of contraries." Pendleton congratulates Acton on the completion of the educational/social hall. He would not encourage the it to be used for commercial purposes unless absolutly necessary for financial reasons. Pendleton thinks Acton's proposal of discontinuing doctrinal classes during the hot months seems reasonable, but advises that Acton discuss the issue with his (Acton's) council and those who attend the classes. Pendleton gives and update on Bryn Athyn; things are nornal, the town is growing. Pendleton worries that internal growth is not keeping up with external growth, but there are some favorable signs. The letter ends with greetings to Ione (Acton).
From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet
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Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA