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The Military Mailbag

Greeting Fellows: Just one letter this time. S.F.C. Elmer Wielenga from Redlands. Present address, Korea. He sends us the one and only:   Dear Friends: I have been in the Army a year and four months, so that it is high time I drop a few lines to the Beacon Lights. I have been in […]

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Current Events

San Francisco is the place where “The United Nations Conference on International Organization” is being held. This meeting makes the news today. With Germany in her death throes, delegates of 46 nations of the world, representing four-fifths of the world’s population and nine-tenths of the land area of the world, are met here to erect […]

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Military Mail Bag

“Beacon Lights” received the following letter from one of our servicemen readers.   Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1955 Dear Friends: Well, just a few lines to tell you all hello and to tell you how I’m getting along. I left the States on the 25th of August. By ship it took 12 days to get to […]

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Military Mail Bag

Dear Fellows: This is the month in which we have a day of thanksgiving as a nation. Annually at this time of year the president of our country issues a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, calling upon everyone to give thanks unto the Lord for benefits and mercies received. We understand by this that all men have […]

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Military Mail Bag

Dear Fellows: Here it is! Another month for the Beacon Lights, and there isn’t a letter from you fellows to be placed on its pages. We are hoping that there will be a lot of letters from you fellows, so that the Military Mail Bag will be what it is supposed to be. I hope […]

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Military Mailbag

Hello Fellows: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20 In the book of Proverbs we find the wise sayings of God to guide us in our walk in this life. This text from Proverbs shows how important it is that we choose the […]

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Military Mail Bag

Hello Fellows, Again it is time to bring something for the Military Mail Bag section in the Beacon Lights. We have a letter for you to read and enjoy. May they keep coming in, so that it can be better for me to fill these pages, and bring something interesting for our readers to read. […]

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Military Mailbag

Dear Fellows: Once again we start to write something for your section in Beacon Lights. This time we have a letter to bring to our readers. + + + + +   March 21, 1954 Dear Everett, Just a few lines to let you know that I am now receiving the Beacon Lights and enjoy […]

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Military Mail Bag

Hello Fellows: We come again with another issue of BEACON LIGHTS. Again we do not have any letters from you men. By this time the first issue has reached you wherever you are in the service so you know that Beacon Lights is again being published and that your pages are open for letters from […]

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Military Mail Bag

“Why art thou cast down O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”        Psalm 43:5 Many times, fellows in the service are disquieted or cast down, by the life they have to walk among […]

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Military Mail Bag

Hello Fellows, Beacon Lights is again being published. The Military Mail Bag is again looking for letters from you servicemen. We have received no letters for this issue so it will be filled with an introduction. I should start by introducing myself to you as I now have the duty of taking care of your […]

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The Military Mailbag

Merry Christian Fellows! Even though many of you probably won’t be reading this issue until January or later, we of the B.L. staff join in wishing you the Lord’s blessing on this most joyous day. Many of you will be spending your first Christmas away from loved ones and familiar scenes. At first glance, it […]

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The Military Mailbag

Military Mail Bag has just received some wonderful news. The strict censorship which formerly kept our Protestant Reformed servicemen from writing to this column has just recently been lifted. Yezzer! The letters are coming in nicely once again and we of course are very happy. Hope the censor remains friendly to us. Cpl. Albert Visser […]

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The Military Mailbag

In Memoriam The editor of this column, along with the entire staff of Beacon Lights wishes to express his deepest sympathy to the Dangermond family of Redlands, California in the loss of their son PFC. CLARENCE C. DANGERMOND. We pray that the Lord will sustain them in their days of sorrow and trust that they […]

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The Military Mail Bag

Howdy Boys: Here we are once again with news from a couple of your comrades in arms. And was I ever glad to get some mail for a change. Last time I was beginning to get worried; thought you were going to let me down. You probably read it already in Concordia that Clarence Kooima […]

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The Military Mailbag

Hi Men: Since I took over this column the months really fly by. It seems as tho I just turned last month’s material in. I hope the time passes as quickly for you. I knew, of course, that when I took this job that I would get lots of mail. But I didn’t dream it […]

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The Military Mail Bag

At ease, men!! Relax; take it real easy for a few minutes and read these letters we’ve received in the past month. I know you’ll enjoy them. Them just as soon as you’ve finished reading, put the Beacon Lights aside, take out your pen and paper and start out by saying. “Dear Beacon Lights,” etc. […]

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The Military Mailbag

Hello, fellows: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ken Ezinga, and I attend Fourth Church of Grand Rapids. It so happens that I am going to be the new “Serviceman’s Voice” for your section of Beacon Lights. Our old friend, Jane Schipper, is just too busy to handle this work any longer. I’m […]

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The Military Mailbag

I doubt if Rev. R. Veldman needs to be introduced to you but for those of you who don’t know him, he is pastor of Fourth Church here in Grand Rapids, and here’s his letter.   Dear Fellows: A few days ago the request came my way to write this month’s letter to our servicemen […]

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The Military Mailbag

Once again it’s time to hear from your servicemen, and we have two letters, one from our Holland church and one from First Church in Grand Rapids. You all know “Jerry,” so there is no need for further details. “I am writing you to thank a lot of my friends who wrote a few notes […]

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Military Mailbag

Hey, fellows! You’re slipping! Only two letters for this month!! Must be no one has anything to say. We thought you were all letter writers, so we don’t have anyone to take your place. I’ll grant you, I don’t like to write letters, but I do like to receive them, so that means I write […]

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The Military Mailbag

We find that two of our servicemen have recently been discharged, namely John Bekendam from Redlands, and Carl Idema from First Church. Our first news item comes from Ernie Van Weelden from our Oskaloasa church, and he writes that he received his first copy of Beacon Lights since being overseas and that he enjoys it […]

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Military Mail Bag

Vacations are on the way (how I wish I were having mine), but work is always waiting, so we find it time again to pound out all the swell letters you fel­lows have so willingly(?) sent. The first one is from Harry Geelhoed, from Creston, who claims he isn’t ‘very good at this sort of […]

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Letter to our Servicemen

Dear fellows, Spring has come. As I look out of my window I see evidences of it everywhere. The Spirit of God has touched the buds of the trees causing them to burst forth in a grand array of foliage. The fields are carpeted with verdant green, the flowers spatter every hue and color upon […]

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Military Mail Bag

Once again we have received a letter from a member of our Manhattan con­gregation, namely, Harold Moss. Here’s his letter: “I have just received my second Beacon Lights, and I thought it was high time I scratched off a few lines to you. We never miss the Church until we cannot attend the services we […]

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