Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Elmo C. Acton, 1927-07-23
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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Elmo C. Acton in Durban, Natal, South Africa. Pendleton acknowledges Acton's letter and Auuual Report of June 15th. Pendleton understands Acton's struggle with his society's "apparent indifference to spiritual instruction." This is a common problem which requires patience and consistent effort. Pendleton had assumed Acton had his own Council, but since he does not, Pendleton recommends Acton wait to appoint one until after his upcoming ordination into the second degree of the priesthood. With reference to the New Church school in Durban, Pendleton writes that Acton must do everything he can to help Miss Champion as she "done much and sacrificed not a little." Pendleton is glad Acton will attend the General Assembly in London, and reminds him that he will need a blue stole for his ordination. Pendleton believes Mr. Pulsford minimizes the differences between General Church and Conference, and the Pulsford's desire for union "would bring disaster to the Academy." The letter ends with best wishes to Ione (Acton).
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