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n his touching final words in 2 Timothy  MacLeod has recently taken up the respon-
           4, Paul requested Timothy to bring the  sibility of helping in this regard. Paul and
        Icloak which he had left at Troas. The  Tal Wielenga have faithfully undertaken
        aged warrior was about to lay down his  the task of the monthly mailings, arranging
        life. In an act reminiscent of Elijah’s mantle  their own lives and schedules around this.
        falling to Elisha, Paul’s cloak is mentioned  Don Draper and Christy Higgins have con-
        in connection with Timothy. Mantles and  tributed the graphics which appear with
        cloaks must pass from one generation to  each article in the magazine. Simon Brown
        another.                             and his wife, of Whitehouse, N. Ireland,
          The mantle, not of Elijah, but of the edi-  have been very helpful in managing the
        torship of Truth & Tidings is about to pass   UK subscriptions.
        to a younger generation. This is my last   The wisdom, advice, and contributions
        issue as editor of T and T. Beginning next  of a very supportive Board have signifi-
        month, the leadership of the magazine  cantly lightened the load I have had to bear
        will pass into the very capable hands of  as editor. Along with their written contri-
        David Petterson. David is no stranger to  butions to the magazine, they have always
        the readers of the magazine; he has con-  been available and ready to offer guidance
        tributed extensively and profitably over   where needed.
        the last number of years. His wide-ranging   You, the readership, have contributed
        movements among the people of God on  by your emails and letters containing criti-
        this continent, as well as his spiritual dis-  cism, concerns, and commendation. While
        cernment and maturity, will enable him  more of the latter would have been desir-
        to provide a magazine that is relevant to  able, the Lord is aware of what is needed
        the needs of believers and assemblies, and  to balance and encourage.
        which is readable as well. I know he would   Finally,  there  is  a  huge  debt of  ap-
        value your prayerful remembrance of him  preciation I owe to my wife, Ruth, who
        as he undertakes this added responsibility  has sacrificed hours of time which could
        to an already busy schedule.         have been spent with her each month as
          I would like to take the space this last   I have worked to produce the magazine
        editorial affords me to thank a number of   – deadlines are very inflexible and very
        people who normally do not get mentioned   demanding.
        in the magazine. Phil and Joanne Rockey   I am acutely aware of how feeble my
        have served the magazine in several ways.  words of appreciation are. I am thankful,
        Phil has had the responsibility of layout  however, that the One Who sat over against
        and design, preparing everything for the  the treasury in a past day (Mark 12:41),
        printer – and always on time. That re-  continues to take note and appreciate every
        sponsibility (and mantle) will now pass to  “two mites” contributed for His glory. His
        Russ Coleman. Joanne and Maria Ramsay  appreciation will dwarf in magnitude and
        have done the tedious job of proofreading  significance my very feeble expression.
        and correcting the errors I missed. Becky   Thank you and goodbye.

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