Evangelism: Throwing Out the Life Line

Every time Sydney-born Methodist Evangelist Alan Walker, 52, delivered a sermon on radio or TV, his phone rang half the night with pleas for personal help. The experience told Walker that Australia's largest city (pop. 2,223,000) has a crying need—and a means at hand to solve it. And so he organized the Life Line Movement, which last March opened a $140,000 center in Sydney, where 250 Protestant laymen work 24 hours a day answering the telephone calls that come in to 310971.

Dialing the Life Line Centre brings aid of almost any kind. Switchboard operators can dispatch "trouble teams" in...

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