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Tamil Nadu, 1968. Village landlords rule over a feudal system that forces peasants to break their backs in the fields or suffer beatings as punishment. In the misery of their daily lives it is little wonder that the Communist Party begins to gain traction, a small spark of defiance spreading from villager to villager. As communities across the…
As a student in College Edward served small churches in Nebraska. He was pastor of the Riverdale Community United Brethren Church (1941-44). He served the United Brethren Church in St. Louis, Missouri (1944-1946) and pastor of both the United Brethren and Presbyterian Congregations in Raymore, Missouri (1947-49). He served as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in St. Louis (1949-1953) and as associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pontiac, Michigan (1953-1957) and pastor of the Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian in Michigan (1957-1975) and as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Bryan, Ohio (1975-1988).
Since retirement Edward has served interim ministries in Ohio and Michigan and has served overseas with the Pastors Beyond program of Wycliffe Bible Translators in Kenya (1991), Columbia (1993), Brazil and Suriname (1994) and Mexico (1995). In 1999 Edward and Elma were guests of The Church of Christ in China as part of a group sponsored by Presbyterian World Missions.
A QUEST FOR TRUTH was prepared for Joanne and for two exchange students from Japan who were guests and continue to be dear friends – -and later revised and expanded into the present volume.