Managing Editor Gene Kucharsky went to Rio de Janeiro for us to cover Billy Graham’s crusade; his report appears on page 30. The 200,000-capacity stadium was jam-packed for the final Sunday meeting, and thousands more were unable to get in.

Mr. Graham preached with a handicap: shortly after reaching Rio he learned that his wife Ruth was in a hospital in Milwaukee with a concussion, a broken rib, and one leg in a cast—she fell out of a tree while playing with their grandchildren. She is recovering. Please pray that there be no permanent after-effects.

Early this month I spoke at the seventy-fourth anniversary banquet of the Mel Trotter Mission in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The occasion reminded me once again of the great service these evangelical rescue missions perform in all the large cities in the United States. They testify to evangelical social concern for the material needs of man as well as the need for Christ as Saviour to lift up the fallen.

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