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A LETTER FROM SOUTH AFRICA
DEAR BROTHER IN CHRIST:
I am today in receipt of your welcome letter of 24th
I esteem it highly, and was exceedingly glad to
hear from you.
I shall have much pleasure in giving you my honest
opinion about the translation you mention, when it
I regret to find that you have met with so
many disappointments in the translation.
Brother Booth is very active in connection with the
I am deeply interested in your six
books, and have two brothers similarly interested;
one is a clergyman of the Dutch Church; not only a
reader, but a thinker.
He is emeritus; resides at Pretoria,
Transvaal, and edits a Dutch Church paper, besides
preaching when requested.
I do not know how
far the Lord means to use him in spreading the DAWN
Then there is a mutual friend of Brother Booth and
myself, Rev. J. H. Orr, minister of the Independent
Congregational Church, Wymberg (one of our suburbs),
who is already preaching some of the new truths contained
in your books.
As you will have heard, quite a nice little company,
of which I was one, all interested in the Millennial
message, assembled in Brother Orr's Church to
celebrate the Passoverfive Europeans, 29 natives (conducted
in three languagesEnglish, Dutch, Sixloga.)
It was an important and impressive hour, and a new era
in our lives.
Brother Orr is preaching the message, with great
acceptance by his hearers.
Your books have left a deep impression upon me,
and I am watching to see how far the Lord will see fit
to use me in spreading the truths they contain.
No doubt Brother Booth has written to you about
the native brethren, Oliphant and the student.
we observe the hand of God also.
I have been doing what I can to assist Brother
Booth in getting your publications out among the
No license is needed for the sale of books, only
for stationery, etc.
With sincere regards, believe me,
Truly yours in Jesus,
L. DE BEER,Africa.