Annual Minutes of the Michigan Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church Volume 78-83

Annual Minutes of the Michigan Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church Volume 78-83

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...of Monroe Center charge. He entered the ministry of our church in September, 1909, and was appointed to Cross Village charge. Here he labored faithfully for one year, after which he was appointed to Alba, remaining three years. His pastorate here was very successful. He found the church badly in debt, the property run down and the people discouraged. He made extensive repairs on both church and parsonage, paid nearly all the debts, added considerably to the membership, and left the charge holding a commanding influence in the community. In September, 1913, he was appointed to Central Lake and was in the midst of a good pastorate when death overtook him. in the spring he had begun a series of revival meetings at Ellsworth appointment, but continued only a few nights, when he was obliged to close on account of what he supposed was la grippe. His illness proved to be from typhoid fever, and after about seven weeks the end came. 6()4 MICHIGAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1915 May 4, 1907, he was married to Miss Grace H. Anderson, of Sherman. One son, Paul Willis, was born February 1, to bless this happy union. This bright boy is now left to comfort the stricken mother as she tries to lay her plans for the future. His father and mother, two brothers and two sisters also survive him. Brother Wightman's was a short but faithful ministry. He loved God and the church, and gave them all that he possessed. He was clean, sweet-spirited, and possessed of those qualities that won for him many friends. He was alert, aggressive, and constantly adding to his equipment that he might be at his best for the service of the church. He studied that he might show himself approved, a workman that needed not to be ashamed. He was a popular and successful minister, who...
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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895428
  • 9781236895424