In June of 1963, the author laid down his secular tools of steel making, and under the wing of the late William Warke entered the great harvest field for God. One might say that his first seven years were like an apprenticeship, being a help to brethren William Warke, George Graham, Oswald MacLeod, and Archie Stewart in various gospel efforts. A most valuable time was spent under these men.
In the spring of 1970, the author’s sight focused on the State of West Virginia, and from then until this present day, most of his gospel labours have been in that state.
This book is an interesting account of strange and unexpected events that were encountered while pioneering with the gospel for 41 years in the mountains of this unique state. It is a record of a servant seeking to fulfill the great commission: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). It is hoped that this book will inspire young godly men, who have the gift of an evangelist, to launch out into the deep and prove the all-sufficiency of their God in pioneer work.
“Is not My Word like a hammer…that breaketh the rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29
“In all labour there is profit” Proverbs 14:23