Young People, please read this letter from this 16-year-old boy in New Zealand. He requests the Beacon Lights, the magazine published by the Young People’s Societies of the Protestant Reformed Churches. He also would like to write someone from our churches, therefore I would like to ask some young people to write him. He has already been sent the December and January issues of Beacon Lights. To make sure that someone writes, please write or call me if you do so. The letter should be sent air mail or it takes too long to reach him.

Thank you,

Jim V. O., Ed.


Anthony Vooys 40 Wellington Road Wainuiomata, New Zealand

17th January, 1974

Dear Sir:

I would like to receive a sample copy of the magazine Beacon Lights which is published by the Young People’s Societies of the Protestant Reformed Church. I am sure I will be pleased with it and that later I will subscribe to it. I am sixteen years old and attend Wainuiomata High School. I graduated last year, but will be attending the High School again this year. Later, maybe next year, I plan to go to College and would like to go to a Christian College in the U.S.A. if it were possible. I would very much like one day to visit America, maybe reside there. I enjoy writing to people and would like to have a pen pal in America.

My father receives the Standard Bearer, and I also read and enjoy this fine maga­zine. We used to go to the Dutch Reformed Church here in Wainuiomata, but two years ago after a great and painful ordeal in this church, in which these churches in New Zealand and Australia fell further into apostasy, my family and a few others left the church. My father now receives tapes every week from the Protestant Reformed Churches in America (sermons as well as radio tapes) and together with another family we meet and listen to these tapes every Sunday.

It is summer in New Zealand now and we are in the middle of our holidays, actually on Saturday the I9th we will be leaving on our vacation which will be for two weeks. We will be camping at various spots up north, and I am hoping that I will be able to do some fishing. I trust that you have read my letter, and that you will send the sample magazine to me as soon as is possible. Hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Anthony Vooys


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