We kept you over three hours and you're still clapping. I think this is really like' the old days in that way. Do you know that our average service, the normal service time in God's church up in the library, used to be for years from 1:30 to 4:30 every Sabbath? And Mr. Armstrong often ran over half an hour or so, and that's what we're doing now.

I thought I was going to come up and Mr. Rader would say a few things and I'd give a final scripture and try to inspire you and then sit down. But really, Mr. Helge has done such a good job and you've been here such a long time, I think you're probably ready to sing. But I just want to say that most of you know Mr. Helge, I'm sure. He has been a member for 20 or more years. I know him very well and I have worked with him a great deal so I know he is a very dedicated church member working for Jesus Christ. Of course, we're all working for Christ, and humanly for Mr. Armstrong. So I'm very grateful for his comments in Mr. Armstrong's, and of course in the Work's defense.

Hang in there. I hope all of you will do that and hope you will pray a whole lot for the other brethren who might have not been able to be here and get the story as thoroughly as you did. Let's do remember them. Thanks a whole lot.

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Pastor General's ReportJanuary 08, 1979Vol 3 No. 1