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t is only fitting to use this month’s  Behind the scenes, his work of editing, or-
            editorial, although 500 words seem too  ganizing, delegating and encouraging have
        Ifew, to express our united appreciation  all been critical to the production of T and
        for the many years of service that Dr. A. J.  T. Above all, we are thankful for his godly
        Higgins has devoted as editor of Truth &  example, which has given character to his
        Tidings. The value of his leadership and  ministry and credibility to the magazine.
        Christ-like example cannot be overstated.
                                             A Multicultural Ministry
        A Multigenerational Ministry           In addition to the multicultural atmo-
          Sandy began his editorship in 1997 hav-  sphere  of  his  home  assembly,  Sandy’s
        ing already contributed as a writer for 15  travels to Asia, the UK, Mexico and other
        years. Thus, his 37 years of contributing  areas have enabled him to provide a maga-
        significantly to the magazine have spanned  zine meeting the needs of believers far and
        multiple generations. Some of our parents  wide. His “Worldview” articles indeed
        and  grandparents  benefited  from  his  have served the Lord’s people throughout
        service and now some of our children are  the world.
        learning from his written ministry years
        later. We are grateful that Sandy has agreed   A Multitudinous Ministry
        to continue writing for the magazine, ex-  Literally hundreds of articles, editorials
        tending his service, Lord willing, to help  and books have come from the pen of A.
        the next generation. King David “served  J. Higgins. We are blessed to have his wis-
        his own generation by the will of God”  dom in written form, all composed while
        (Act 13:36). By God’s grace, the Lord has  balancing family, work and assembly re-
        used Sandy’s ministry to bless multiple  sponsibilities effectively. May the Lord give
        generations.                         us more men who will with such devotion
                                             and diligence serve the Lord’s people in
        A Multifaceted Ministry              our generation.
          The three-fold cord of being biblical,   We offer a final word of thanks to Sandy’s
        relevant, and interesting has made his  dear wife, Ruth, whose sacrifice in order
        editorials, articles and books most valuable  that Sandy might serve us will be acknowl-
        to the Lord’s people. Additionally, not be-  edged with words more meaningful and
        ing a man given to extremes, his balanced  precious than ours.
        handling of sensitive topics and issues has   Your prayers for the work of producing
        provided helpful perspective in what have  T and T are most appreciated as we seek to
        often been potentially polarizing times.  serve the next generation.

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