Religion: The Lord's Will

In Boston's red brick, white-steepled Park Street (Congregational) Church last Sunday, the collection plates held exactly $163,478.22.

It was the final day of Park Street's annual Missionary Conference, and the congregation held nine hours of services to raise funds for the missionaries the church currently supports—a spectacular 106 of them. Pastor Harold John Ockenga (rhymes with talk and pray) was more dynamic and persuasive than ever. "We are aware that there are still unreached tribes and peoples numbering probably 600 million people in the world," he said. "We believe it is our responsibility to...

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