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From the Editor

The Beacon Lights’ staff and I would like to welcome Dave Moelker as our new treasurer. Dave is currently attending school to become an accountant, and his abilities and talents make him a wel­come addition to the staff. We would also like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Jack Huizinga, who are expecting their first baby. Although Jack and Melissa have been mailing the Beacon Lights for years, they are now unable to do so. The collection, sorting, and mailing process takes one or two nights a month, and if anyone is willing to help us, please give me a call. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

I would like to offer a warm welcome to some of our new subscribers. We have six new subscribers from Fayetteville, NC, one from Pickens, SC, and one from Tuscon, AZ. Every August our young people hold a convention, which has a good balance between Christian fellowship and spiritual strengthening. This year the convention is being held in Holland, MI, August 7-11, and I want to invite your young people, as well as all the young people, to attend.

This month’s magazine has some great articles. John Huizenga’s editorial briefs us on synod and its implications; Mike Feenstra begins his series on dating and marriage, and encourages us to “Fear God.” Dr. Kreuzer, my former junior high teacher who taught me algebra, gives us an article for conservation in light of Christianity, and Cornelius Jonker adds an absolutely admirable addition—an “A”ugust application. Sandra Kooiman reminds us to evince our love to our children, and Tom Bergman relates a story from the life of David. Last, but certainly not least, Connie Meyer brightens all of our lives with her “Little Lights.”

One final comment is that my e-mail account number has been changed. It is IN %”km220598@hope.edu”. I apologize for any inconvenience. May the Lord be near you in the fol­lowing month.