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told me that she had known Dr. Meyer and had taught a
Sunday school class at his church. In a recorded interview
that this author had with Edna Knight some years ago, she
related the following:
“During the First World War when I was about 16 years
old, I attended F. B. Meyer’s church. That was when he
pastored at Westminster Bridge Road. During that time, I
taught a Sunday school class at the church. When the war
ended, Dr. Meyer held a special service to honor those who
had fought for our freedom. The British and American
flags were displayed in the church that day. There was a
special place where the American soldiers were assigned
for seating. All the soldiers marched in taking their places.
It was a touching service. I expressed a desire to become
a member of Dr. Meyer’s church. Although I had been
converted some years earlier, Dr. Meyer took nothing for
granted. He took me by the hand, looked into my eyes and
asked, ‘Are you sure? Are you really sure that you have
received Jesus Christ into your life?’ Of course, I was, but
I always remembered those words spoken to me by F. B.
Meyer. To him, following Jesus Christ was far more than
simply becoming a member of the church. Dr. Meyer was
very much a gentleman in the pulpit and out. He was
always so earnest, very sincere, and genuine.”
Amazingly, Edna Knight had been a member of both F. B.
Meyer’s church and also G. Campbell Morgan’s church at
different times. I asked Edna:
“Mrs. Knight, when you sat under the ministry of these
two great preachers, Dr. F. B. Meyer and Dr. Campbell
Morgan, what did you feel?” She replied, “I felt the Spirit
of God. They made me glad that I had come. It has
been long ago but I can still remember the spirit of
those meetings. I will tell you how long it has been.
I was on my way to Dr. Meyer’s services one Sunday
and saw on the placard at the newsstand these
headlines, THE TITANIC HAS SUNK! I can still
see that headline. Everyone in London was in shock
Continuing the conversation, I asked, “Mrs. Knight,
you are 90 years old. Just for the record, let me ask
how active you are able to be in the ministry of
your church?” “I attend Sunday morning, Sunday
evening, and Wednesday evening and go out
witnessing on visitation each Wednesday morning,”
was the reply.
At 90 years, Edna Knight continued to live the life
for Christ instilled in her as a child by Dr. F. B.
Meyer. F. B. Meyer died in 1929. As his body was
carried out of the church, the congregation sang the
“Hallelujah Chorus” and F. B. Meyer moved out of
his church…for the last time.
I lived in his city. I walked in his steps. I preached in
his church. I would love to have known him…and
now… I think I do.
James Ray at Melbourne Hall
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Some months ago, we delivered 9,500 New Testament Bibles to areas not far
from our church. Some of these areas have predominantly Muslim families. We
prayed as we went, and although at that time it was bitterly cold, we did manage
to get all of the Bibles out in two weeks. One of the men was approached by a
rather large Muslim man who was holding two New Testaments in his hand.
The man explained that he had received two through his letterbox. Obviously,
a couple of the men overlapped and so a few houses were delivered to twice.
He then handed one back and kept the other for himself. A Chinese couple,
who recently moved to the UK from Hong Kong, came to us through receiving
a New Testament. Their English is not perfected yet, but we are beginning to communicate and
they listen intently to the sermons each Sunday. Help us pray for this couple that they will soon
come to a sound understanding of the Gospel.
— Graham & Melinda Forbes, BIMI missionaries in Central England
(Black Country, Birmingham)
The God of the Whole World
Hi Dr. Ray:
Recently, I was given financial support from BIMI 100 Nations Ministry
for my medical missions trip to Kenya. I wanted to give an update on how
the trip went. BIMI missionary Becky Pope was also with us.
We worked with a local missionary and church to advertise the free medical
clinics that we would be holding. The number of people who showed up for
each day of clinic was shocking! There were doctors and nurses available as
well as a physical therapist (my dad), an occupational therapist, two dentists,
and an optometrist. In total, we saw 2,288 patients in just 4½ days of clinic.
While the medical care we provided was temporal, it opened huge doors to
getting the Gospel to many lost souls. God is still using the local believers there to win more people for Him.
I realized how good we truly have it in America. I know that sounds like the cliché thing to say after going on a missions trip, but my eyes
were truly opened to that. I realize how great my lack of gratitude has been.
God really showed me just how big He was. He is truly the God of the WHOLE world, not just of America. I cannot thank you all enough
for your financial and prayerful support. The trip was truly an experience of a lifetime and I think about Kenya and the relationships I
made there so often. My heart is aching to get back.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Newnan, Georgia (presently a student at Bob Jones University)