Religion: Trailer Evangelists

One June day last year, two Mennonite lay missionaries set out from their homes in Virginia as traveling evangelists. Lawrence Brunk and his brother George, a professor of Bible studies at Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va., had pooled their resources (mainly $35,000 which Lawrence had made on his chicken farm). They bought a tent big enough to seat 1,500 people, a truck to carry it and a trailer for Lawrence, his wife and three children to live in.

This week, after 14 months of evangelizing through the U.S. and Canada, the Brunks are preaching the word in Goshen, Ind., to crowds...

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