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Rev Harry Wuerch, General Secretary
Independent Assemblies of God
Rev. H. Wuerch
IT'S HARVEST TIME
When Jesus sent out seventy people, he instructed them to be obedient to the task for which they had been commissioned. He reminds them that it is for harvesting. We read in Lu 10: 2; "Therefore said he unto them, the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest". Here is the issue at hand before us today. The time is NOW, the fields are white, but the labourers are few. Get your vision in focus as God wishes it to be. Our focus must be more and more on the fields that are white for harvest, and for workers to go out to bring in these people.
Pastors as we look around us today, we need to be aware of the importance of this day. Our days for harvest are shorter than we think. We need to prepare people for this great mission of bringing in those that are not yet ready for eternity. There is such a great urgency for the workers to be sent out to bring in this great harvest. We must train our people to be soul-winners --to go out and bring them in. This means that we have to revive the people inside our church walls. Our whole society has so much emphasis on the external. You have your rights to be comfortable. I think of an author that wrote a book called, "The Comfortable Pew". I'm sure that a lot of people at that time thought that he was out to make fun of the church. I wonder was that book written to wake up the Church? Church we need to wake up to the fact that Jesus has done every thing that he needed to, to give us everything we need to bring in those lost in this world. We need to remind people that Jesus has paid the full price. All we need to do is be fully committed to him and armed with his presence to make things happen.
There is a need to love them through the love of Jesus. In other words if we go in his power we will always look to him for direction and strength, and we will always give him the glory for anything that is accomplished. Our character must be reshaped so that Christ receives all the glory.
We need to let people see Jesus through us. We must draw people to Jesus, not to ourselves. If we do this there will be a change within the Church that will attract people to the Gospel and to meet Jesus Christ, as Lord and Saviour.
May God bless you as you see things change in your Church people.
Rev Harry Wuerch,
Independent Assemblies of God International (Canada)
1211 Lancaster Street,
London, Ontario N5V 2LA
Luke 2: 20; "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, that your names are written in heaven". In other word don't rejoice in what you see, but rather rejoice in the one who is doing all of this. We need to be Jesus conscious in everything that we do.
Report From Southern Quebec
Greetings in Christ Jesus. We wish you a happy New Year, hoping that this letter will find you in good health. The Provincial Congres in September 2003 at "Camps de l'Arche" was a success. We want to thank all those who were present, because without them, it would not have been possible.
The National Congres of the I.A.O.G of Canada will be in the province of Quebec this year. Where: Hotel "Le Grambyen" in Gramby (1-800-450-378-8406) When: From May 3rd to May 6th 2004. Price: Room with 1 Queen size bed: $70.00 a day Room with 2 Queen size beds: $80.00 a day. Dining room: Breakfast: Approximately $4.00 Lunch and Supper: Between $5.00 and $8.00.
Here is the address where you can send your registration for the National convention:
Rev Gilles Pominville
20 Place de la Paix
Granby, Quebec, Canada
Tel: (450) 375-1096
May 3-6th, 2004
700, rue Principale,
Chair: Rev Mario Cyr
Deux-Montagnes, Quebec J7R 3L8
Rev Andrew Shearman
presently residing in Scottsdale, Arizona
Born in England in 1944, married to Maureen and has three children. Andrew believes that God is raising up an army of free (dead to self), joyful, violent people (Matthew 11:12), with an emphasis to work on the missions frontier where the church meets the world. The battle-cry is "Onward Christian Soldiers."
He is very dynamic in his apostolic and prophetic giftings, yet a humble servant of the Lord. Andrew Shearman has a dynamic faith inspiring ministry, targeting reformation in the church. He travels extensively around the world, ministering in conferences and provides spiritual input to birth and establish churches. His input into the lives of many has inspired them to fulfill their destiny in Christ.
Plan to attend this time of refreshing!
PROMOTED TO GLORY
Rev John Segee 1910 - 2003
Elder John Segee was believed to be the oldest African Canadian active minister. On October 28, 2003, after fifty-five faithful years of ministry, John was promoted to Glory.
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Rev. John Spillenaar 1916 to 2003
John ministering in Arctic April 2001 Brother Spillenaar's first plane
In 1936, as a young man, John Spillenaar heard the call of God to go north and began a life time of service for Lord Jesus that spanned sixty-six years. On the evening of Friday December 12th, 2003, John answered another call form His Lord and went to be with Him John's memorial service was held at the Good Samaritan Church, Breslau, Ontario 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 16, 2003. The service was officiated by Pastor Ralph Rutledge. Family members, associates and members of John's mission board shared testimonies along with leaders from three full gospel fellowships. We all joined in celebrating a life of service to the Lord Jesus Christ.
In his book "Wings of the Gospel", John recounts how he accepted the Lord at the age of twelve and at the age of nineteen began a life of ministry with only a Bible, a few tracts, a friend and the call to go north. The first church he planted was in Kirkland Lake. It was there that he met Finnish evangelist, Tyyne Nykanen ("a beautiful blond," as John described her in his book) and they were married on January 15th, 1938. In the years following they were blessed with four children, Rose, Grace, Daniel and David all of whom are serving the Lord today.
In 1949 John again felt impressed to go further north and after 13 years of ministry in many of the northern Ontario communities including Charlton and Hearst where he planted two more churches. During this time his ministry led him to South Porcupine which would later become the base for his ministry. In the following years, the Lord miraculously provided for him to attend the Missionary Aviation program at Moody Bible Institute, This was one of many financial miracles that kept John flying for over thirty-five years.
As a missionary-aviator Brother John served under the covering of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for approximately 31 years. He first retired at the age of 65 years. But retirement was not for John and as the calls from the north continued to come he founded two additional ministries which were to reach into Canada's Arctic North. For the past 20 years John ministered under the covering of the Independent Assemblies of God International (Canada)
On November 7th, 2003 a new church was dedicated to the Lord in Cape Dorset, Nunavut under the covering of Arctic Mission Outreach Trust Fund, John's last ministry outreach to the Arctic. This church was the last project that John started before turning the reins of that ministry over to a new director.
Two years ago, I attended an Arctic Bible conference in the small northern community of Akulivik, Northern Quebec. In one service three generations of members of one family testified how John had led them into a personal knowledge of the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. although we a have a written record of over forty-six churches built under John's ministry, the real record is written on the hearts of the people whom he led to the Lord in countless communities.
Paul wrote, ". . . I have run the race, I have finished the course.' Thank you John for your faithful witness to the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you Tyne and your family for the sacrifices you made, that so many could hear, receive and believe. Thank you Lord Jesus for choosing your servant who has now become one of that ". . . great cloud of witnesses."
Our prayers go with the family, may the God of all comfort be your strength during this time of separation, until we are all gathered around His throne singing God's praises with John once again.
David C. Ellyatt, Director
Arctic Mission Outreach Trust Fund
INDIA FOR CHRIST
"He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions.\
Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness."
Isaiah 55:11 - God says: "My word which goeth forth out of my mouth shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Even so, in Chilakaluripet the Word of God is yielding good fruit as it is being faithfully and powerfully preached by Pastor Krupa Rakshana. He reports that the ministry is prospering nicely. The believers are growing in the Lord and in numbers also. On every Sunday and on Friday night fasting-prayer meetings the attendance is excellent. To come into the House of the Lord is the joy of the life of the believers. They worship from the depths of their souls. The Pastors and workers are faithful in their witness and outreach also, bringing new souls into the Kingdom of God.
"He that hath pity on the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again. Proverbs 19:17
As I mentioned in the previous letter, we expanded our Orphan Home to include forty little girls in addition to the forty boys we have had previously. That ministry is running smoothly. Two young lady teachers live in with the girls and conduct school for them on the premises. Classrooms have been prepared on the upper level where we had the church hall previously. Now the compound is teeming with activity.
GENERAL LIVING CONDITIONS
Severe drought resulted last year due to total failure of the seasonal rains. This caused very serious problems. Thousands died due to the extreme heat with temperatures of above 50 degrees Centigrade many days at a time. Clean drinking water was very scarce leaving many villages with no supply. Waterborne diseases were the cause of more deaths. In the fields the ground was cracked and parched. They could not plough or plant. This meant famine. Many of our church people are field laborers. They were left without work for their family's maintenance. This year a little rain fell but not nearly enough. Crops are very poor. Rice paddy fields require much water when they are growing. The seedlings sprouted then failed. Famine conditions prevail. Consequently the food and other prices have sky-rocketed.
This puts a great strain on the funds for the maintenance of our Children's Home and other aspects of the operation of the ministry. About one hundred persons are fed daily in our household. This includes all the live-in staff. Others, like the watchmen, will take their meals while on duty. Due to the increase demand on our funding, we ask that you pray with us for the necessary increased provision. We thank you for your faithfulness in upholding the ministry of India for Christ in your prayers. May the Lord reward you for your participation in this great Harvest Field of souls.
Evelyn Splane, Missionary
17 Rhodes Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4L 2Z8
CAUSE MINDED LIVING
Recently I was looking at the book of Hebrews chapter eleven and noticed written at the top of the page
Faith's Heroes, Deeds and Triumphs. Of course we all realize this is the account of Old Testament men and women who lived, ministered and died in faith. As I was pondering about men such as Moses who could muster the faith and turn his back on such treasures and temporal comforts of Egypt. How one such as Noah could faithfully proclaim God's Word for over a hundred years without any visible results. The faith of Joseph who endured discouragements and disappointments in order to preserve life.
My thoughts were How Lord, How? And the Lord spoke to my Spirit saying "their faith, endurance and triumphs are recorded not only as a testimony of their faith but also to the fact they lived their lives knowing there was a cause greater than their own interests or comforts." I began to realize the keeping power of one who lives for a cause greater than himself. In John 18:36-37, Jesus said "..for this cause came I into the world that I should bear witness unto the truth." Jesus was able to finish his course because He was living for a cause. There are several characteristics that identify cause minded Christians:
Cause minded Christians (those inspired by cause) will not be distracted from their destiny. They will press toward, set their face like a flint and have a fixed heart remaining focused on the ultimate reward of 'well done' thou good and faithful servant. Cause minded Christians like Moses will habitually make quality decisions concerning God's will for their lives. Cause minded Christians will value the reproach of Christ greater than all that Egypt has to offer. Cause minded Christians like Joseph will see God even in the negative appearing set backs that are sure to come with a valued calling. Cause minded Christians will always choose long term benefits over short term pleasure. Cause minded Christians have understood that being a blessing is much more important than being blessed. Cause minded Christians live in the realm of no option but to be obedient. Cause minded Christians and motivated Christians enhance their own ongoing salvation because cause minded and self minded will not mix. As we live a sacrificial life for others we find ourselves being continually set free as God says "give and it shall be given unto you."
May I conclude this brief exhortation by saying that all who live self-centered lives become a prisoner of their own environment.
Rev Merv Earhart
St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3V6
BETTER OR BETTER OFF
One of the most prominent signs of immature Christianity or a religious spirit is when we feel better than others. The truth is that as Christians we are no better then those who are in the gay community, no better than those who are imprisoned for crimes of violence, no better then those at work who use foul language and are continually repeating off colour jokes.
What a mature Christian should be thankful for is the fact that we are not better but rather better off. Better off...because God apprehended us by His grace. Better off.. because we belong to a church community that exercises faith in God's Word. Better off...because we have been blessed with revelation of a higher plain of life. Yes my friend, we as Christians are much better off but never better then those we minister to and attempt to influence with the good news of Jesus Christ. If we feel better then the vilest of sinners we would soon take on a superior religious spirit that limits our effectiveness in reaching a lost world. Paul reminds us that he became all things to all men that he might win them for Christ. What Paul was telling us is that he learned the art of relating to all kinds of people yet never violating the laws of Christ. The church of Christ will never win the world until it becomes relevant to the world. We become relevant to the world by remembering that the grace of God working in our lives was well able to swallow up all corruption. May we as His servants learn how to minister love and grace while maintaining our Christian integrity.
Good News Christian Community, 179 Ross St, St. Thomas, Ontario is having a Spring Convention, April 1-4th, 2004. Speakers Bishop David Huskins, of Cedartown Georgia. Brent Landers, Hohenwald, Tennessee. Thursday 7:30 pm. Friday 9 am, 7:30 pm, Saturday 9 am, 6 pm, Sunday 10 am, 6:00 pm. For more details call 519-633-7516 or 519-633-1663.
Rev Merv Earhart,
St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3V6
GOD'S WORD BECAME ALIVE!
Growing up in a Christian family, I had always believed in Jesus. That being said that who Jesus was and is, was a question to me. In my teen years I called myself and agnostic; that is to say, "I don't know who God is and if He is." The answer came to me when I started to read a modern translation of the Gospels. It was when I -was reading the scriptures that they became real and alive to me. In turn Jesus became alive to me.
The Apostle John found the Scriptures (Old Testament) to become real and alive to him when he met Jesus. It is with these sentiments that John wrote, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14) The Greek word that John uses in this verse for "Word" is "logos", it basically means the written word. After meeting Jesus, John was enlightened that the Scriptures he had learned as a child were not merely about Jesus but was Jesus. John also tells us in the same chapter that Jesus came to His own and they didn't receive Him.
Why didn't the Scribes and Pharisees receive the same enlightenment as John? They searched the Scriptures (most likely) more than John. John just followed Jesus right after meeting Him, whereas the Scribes and the Pharisees followed Jesus around wherever He taught. The reason the Scribes and the Pharisees didn't get the same revelation is tradition. The Scribes and Pharisees didn't follow Jesus around to learn more about God; or to find out who Jesus was; but to protect their traditions. They followed Jesus out of fear and tried to stop Him. They believed that there would be a Saviour that would come and save Israel but they didn't believe Jesus was that Saviour. They didn't believe Him because He didn't line up with what they were taught. In Matt.15:6 Jesus said, "... Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
"It is the nature of strong leadership to have answers for those that are under submission to that leadership but leaders must not let those answers stand in the way of God revealing Himself in a more perfect way. We must not allow what we have learned to become something that we will not permit to be challenged or questioned. If we fear being wrong and not allow God to contest our beliefs we will miss Him. We will become just like those Scribes and Pharisees; following Jesus around but never getting to know Him better. If on the other hand we lay everything before Jesus and follow Him to know Him, He will make His Word come alive to us.
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WE ARE JESUS CHRIST IN SOCIETY
Dear Beloved Fellow Workers in Christ,
Greetings to you in the glorified name of Jesus, our blessed Savior and soon coming King. It is always a joy to hear that there is a eternal Father in heaven, who have shed His precious blood for our sins.
Please give all praise, glory and thanks to the Lord, the only true God.
Let us kindly introduce in the name of God that our WJC Society was established by a team of male and female workers of God, who are faith based and supportless. We are blessed by God to accept His scripture promise of
Matthew 28:19-20. We are doing Church plantation, mobile evangelism, street preaching, house visitation, and gospel crusades, including charitable service like mobile-medical (AIDS/HIV) orphan help, widow, old age help and emergency relief that Lord allows us to do so, in our limited finance resources. ( we have no supporters in our Society) we would like to work more for the Kingdom of God, by accomplishing the work of Jesus in this globalization of Christianity, in our operating area of WJC society, where the gospel need is more essential, while the Lord coming hour is so nearer and we are witnessing by his word. So, we would value, your valuable prayers, kind encouragement and meaningful support to extend the holy body of Christ, by your help in the operating area of WJC Society. Praise the Lord.
Our Lord said "see the fields they are white and ready for harvest, but the labourers are few." Many more dedicated workers, bundles of Bibles, vast Christian literature, audio and video equipment and support financially. Now in these days, many people who claims and call themselves Christians are could not consider the great workers of God, due to lack of spirit in their lives. All these things are favouring to the rule of Anti-Christ also favouring to the short arrival of Jesus second coming. Praise the Lord.
Dear beloved, in our evangelical service, from one person to another person, from one group to another group and from one place to another place. We are finding a number of orphan and semi-orphan children, widows, aged mothers and fathers blind and physically handicapped and hungry, poor believers who are regularly subjecting for food, clothing and shelter and even to the proper sleep, but they are loving the gospel of Christ and depended up on our churches (because untouched people and others). This is all the fulfillment of the Bible prophecy.
Jesus Christ is calling that "ye the people, whose load is heavy to carry, come to me, I will provide the peace". As being their fellow suffering brethren, we are limited to help to their struggling needs but praying to the eternal God, for their peace and well being. Praise the Lord.
After obtaining your blessed address, from a brother in Christ, I have been pray to the Lord and deeply moved by His spirit to contact your kind Christian love. Hence, I am prayerfully appeal you that to pray to the Lord and hear to His direction, in helping to our suffering ministry of Christ. I believe that certainly He will richly enable you to support our ministry to His glory. Kindly share in our endeavors and receive the richest blessings of the Lord, for your overseas help. -
Good news. Until then, we will keep our prayers, upon Jesus who is our Redeemer.
Thank you in the name of Jesus.
SAVE THE POOR CHRISTIAN BELIVERS
Bro Lanka Ravi kanth
" Real freedom comes from having peace of mind."
" There are two ways of meeting difficulties, you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them."
" What seems impossible one minute becomes, through faith, possible the next."
" Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open."
Corrie ten Boom
" All things work together for good, to them that love God."
BEAUTY ONLY SKIN DEEP?
Living in this age can really put a lot of pressure on us women because of the focus on the physical outward appearance, especially.
Take these examples of advertisements that I recently read. (modified, of course)
10 Brilliant Discoveries - products guaranteed to become your makeup bag staples.
Beauty tips to keep you gloving - apply lotion on slightly damp skin to keep moisture
A touch of shimmer on your brow or cheekbones perks up your skin. (Do make sure you remove all cosmetics everyday before hitting the sack).
For your hair shine serum applied to your finished style makes dry hair look glossy and healthy.
Oxygenating your complexion in just 5 days skin feels revived and looks more alive!
For moderate signs of aging, for lines use wrinkle retreat, for lips use lip plumper
For more serious signs of aging use Perfect Eye Care Cream, or Advanced Skin Brightener
Try Confidence Cream which advertises "finally, I'm not afraid to look!" Try this product for just one month and regain confidence to look into the mirror again! To prep your lashes for the day, try Curl - Alicious maximum curling mascara guaranteed to lock in the curl. As your bonus, you will receive uncurl as your curl relaxer/remover.
OK, so I know I am being a bit farcical but I know you ladies understand the commercialism of the day. Now don't get me wrong, I am not at all opposed to wearing a bit of makeup and doing a certain daily skin care regimen. Heaven knows, my grandmother and mother have certainly passed down the skin care and lipstick tradition.
Seriously now, God who made us knows us. He certainly had made provision for us in His Precious Word for every detail of our lives. Yes, God had His own beauty tips for us to follow. Here are only some of them,
1 Peter 3: 1 - 5 (KJV) "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price "(note some italics mine) For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands."
Here Peter, the Apostle is giving instruction to the women of the day. He is telling them that their conversation, or, in today's language, their behaviour their way of life can indeed speak volumes. Not so much their words, but their lifestyle. He was telling them not to make so much the jewellery they wore that mattered; nor should one be concentrating so much on have in the latest clothing fashion. It would be the hidden person of the heart that would be more the witness for Christ and of a life closely knit in Him. The you, the real you inside is imperishable. The gentle, quiet spirit, Peter refers to is in the sight of God of great price and precious. He was telling the ladies that (verse 5) this was how the godly women adorned themselves. Even their very presence would permeate the aroma of God to others. This beauty would be coming from the inside out and even the outward, natural, physical being of oneself would be affected in such a way that they would glow and even the wrinkles would be smoothed out.
CONFIDENCE - Hebrews 10: 35 (KJV) "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward."
Confidence cannot come in a tube. The Lord reminded me to stay myself on Him and that my confidence and trust were to be in Him. It is not wondering so much on how people think of us, but on how the Lord thinks of us. There is always a reward, as it says in Hebrews 10: 35, when one trusts him and focuses on Him.
HOLINESS - Hebrews 12: 14 (KJV)"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord".
As we press into this holiness typing to please God in everything we do, our lives will indeed be a 'worship' to Him, as it says in Psalm 96: 9 (a) (KJV) "O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness".
HUMILITY - Isaiah 57:15 (KJV) says "For thus saith the High and Lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity, "Whose Name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones".
If God dwells in and with us, how can we not reflect the beauty of the Ancient of Days. Daniel 7:9.
Humility is one of the main keys in receiving great revelations from God.
In conclusion, yes, beauty is more than skin-deep. It begins in that inner heart. As we spend time in the beauty seat of His presence and 'anoint' ourselves with His Word, the glory will shine through and the world will soon take notice that you and I have "been with Jesus" they too, will begin to ask us what is so different about us. Many will come to know Him too.
Rev. Pauline Gabos, Pastor
Glory of God Christian Fellowship
Horizon Audio Services in London Ontario has offered to submit some articles relating to the theory and practical application of audio and video systems used in houses of worship. We trust these articles will be useful to those with ministries that depend on technology to assist them in their efforts.
For background purposes, Horizon Audio is a "pro-audio" company that specializes in the design and installation of audio-video systems in churches, gymnasia, auditoria, multi-purpose buildings, etc. Approximately 95% of their business is with churches, and all of their employees (including owner and management) are personally involved in local churches (worship teams, technical support, etc.) Horizon's "Mission Statement" is "To be a ministry of technical support to other Christian ministries." They view this series of articles as an additional means to achieve that goal.
Horizon will begin a discussion on speaker systems. Future articles will explore other sound system components and the factors affecting their selection for a particular application. If readers have specific audio-
visual topics they would like to have addressed, a request may be sent to Ron Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org. A response will first be made to you personally, and if the topic would make a good discussion piece for The Canadian Mantle, a relevant article will be submitted to the editor for consideration. Feedback regarding these articles may be addressed to the editor. Blessings!
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MAY 3-6TH, 2004
Our goal is to assist you in understanding the technology that is available for ministry. It is up to you to determine if it is appropriate for your use, and where you would like further assistance. With that out of the way, let us begin by discussing some aspects of a typical sound reinforcement system.
Any discussion of the church sound system should commence with a look at the task of the sound system. The sound system must provide enhancement to the worship of the congregation by making it easy for the listener to hear the spoken word and music.
To accomplish this task there are three major goals for the system: high speech intelligibility; natural sounding speech reproduction; and high quality music reproduction. The most important of these goals is usually high speech intelligibility, because talking is a major part of all worship services. Of course we want these attributes equally at every seat in the sanctuary. We can discuss each of these fundamental goals in future articles, but for today, let us start by considering some of the pieces that make up the system itself.
A sound system is comprised of the following modules; input devices (microphones, cassette and CD players, instruments), system control centre (mixers, equalizers, power amplifiers), and system output devices (speaker systems, monitors, recording devices).
low frequency reproduction with music.
v Dispersion: The speaker must disperse its produced frequency response in a smooth consistent manner throughout its rated dispersion angle. For example many speakers have a specification of 90 degrees horizontal by 45 degrees vertical. This means that if you sit anywhere within the 90 degree horizontal angle of the speaker you should hear the same volume at all frequencies. In reality there is usually a 6 dB tolerance, +/- 3 dB, which is acceptable. A difference in excess of this is unacceptable performance. This phenomenon makes itself audible by the speaker producing its rated response directly in front of the speaker, but when you get off axis (to one side or the other) the high frequency volume falls off. This indicates poor dispersion control at high frequencies and is a characteristic of a poor speaker. Note that even very expensive well-engineered speakers will exhibit this problem to a limited extent. I also note that contrary to what some sound people think, you cannot compensate for poor dispersion with an equalizer.
v Power Handling: A speaker can fail from having too much power applied to it; the voice coil will overheat and burn out. You can also destroy a voice coil even when the applied power is within the handling capacity of the speaker, when the applied signal is significantly distorted. A good speaker will have an average, continuous, or RMS rating, and a peak rating. The continuous rating is the approximate power that can be applied over a long time period. The peak rating is the maximum power that can be safely applied for a few milliseconds. This would be the situation when fast signal peaks happen.
v Mechanical Integrity You can damage a speaker mechanically. For example, someone blowing on a microphone or dropping a mic on a hard floor will produce a signal with large amplitude (volume) at low frequencies. This can cause the woofer cone to travel to, and sometimes beyond, the limits of its excursion. This may result in woofer cone damage, or the breaking of the voice coil leads.
v Phase Response: You may sometimes hear about the phase response of a speaker or speaker system. Phase is in a sense the other side of the frequency response coin, so if the frequency response is smooth, the phase response will also be smooth.
v Driver Alignment: Related to phase response is the time alignment of the speaker system. This refers to the frequency response of the speaker reaching your ear in the same phase relationship as it left the speaker. One of the big engineering efforts in the past few years has been in the time alignment of speakers. An aligned unit is more desirable, than an unaligned unit.
We will continue to look at speaker systems in the next issue as we consider factors that affect the design of the speaker system, room measurements that should be taken, speaker location, and monitor speakers. Till then, God bless you.
Submitted by Ron Mills
Attention: Ministries and lay people!
Hearken to all the Good News. How about broadcasting your messages on Christian radio? It's easier than you may think.
What a great opportunity to have your words of wisdom reach the lost and hurting beyond your church doors. In Romans 10-14 we read: "How then shall they call on him whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" Also you may heighten the faith of bible believing Christians. In Romans 10-17 we read: "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.".
Do you see the great mission field right here before your eyes in Canada? Jesus said in Matt. 9, verses 37-38 "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."
Your messages could be aired over Christian radio real soon. In Ps. 72-8, we read: "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea." Have you claimed that great scripture for our great country of Canada? If not, let it be part of you now.
The CKSO 101.1 FM THE ROCK Christian radio station plays only gospel music as well as religious programming. That is why your broadcasts are so welcome. We have programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Check out our website at: email@example.com. Why not get the ball rolling for your messages right now? Call Dave at (705)235-3072 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you get started.
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David or Linda Jackson at (705 235-3072
The Privacy Law is here.
Legislation protects personal information. Businesses, charities cannot share lists without permission.
The federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) came into full force Jan. 1, 2004. It regulates the collection and use of personal information. The new rules may force many clergy and churches to rethink their information practices, i.e. safeguard of information in the Marriage Register and to prevent accidental disclosure.
Check out www.pipeda.org and www.privacyinfo.ca for more information about the law and related issues. Also visit the federal privacy commissioner's web site at www.privcom.gc.ca for tips on compliance.
In most of our Provinces, we have privacy legislation i.e. Ontario's Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FIPPA).
s Letter From The Editors
Greetings in the Precious Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Anna Mae and I wish you a Happy New Year.
Seeing What Others Cannot See - More in 2004
And Elisha prayed, "O Lord, open his eyes so he may see." Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha." 2 Kings 6: 17
Several years ago, a movie was made called Field of Dreams. The story is about a man who had a vision to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield on his rural farm. He did not know why; he just knew was to do it. To the chagrin of his neighbours, he built the baseball diamond in the farm community. One night some players showed up. The man realized these were no ordinary players, but were actually the great players from the past. When the skeptical neighbours came to view this phenomenon, they were unable to see what the farm owner could see. This made it even worse for him. Now he was really a lunatic in their eyes.
This fictitious story has a spiritual application for us. First, if God tells us to "build a ball field," we should do it. It is not for us to determine the reason we are instructed to do it. Once we are obedient, God will allow us to see what others cannot see. It is the rite of passage for those who are willing to risk all for God's purposes. God increases the spiritual senses to levels we never knew before. Those around us will observer this.
Do you want to see what others cannot see? If so, it will require a level of obedience that will go beyond human reason. It may require risk and ridicule from others. But you will see what others cannot see. "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29: 18
Rev Paul McPhail, Southwestern Ontario Regional Secretary was pleased to recently take part in the Licensing Service for Florence Pawley at Wheatley, Ontario.
Editors: Rev Paul and Anna Mae McPhail,
P.O. Box 653,
Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K8
Tel. 519-352-1743, Fax 519-351-6070
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Mark your Calendar
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL CONVENTION 2004
Oct. 21 (7:00 pm to 23rd am service)
Ebenezer Revival Tabernacle,
1228 Birchmount Rd
Chair: Rev. Eric Lang
1675 Portland Court
Pickering, Ont L1V 5L5