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Ruth Magnus' Memories of Working at WTM

Picture of Ruth Magnus Ruth Magnus joined the WTM staff in 1959 and experienced a number of exciting highlights during her 21 years of being "Jill-of-all-trades."

She wrote in the 2001 history book;
"On the day I arrived at the office and living quarters on Ave. H South, I was greeted by the founder, Mr. George Elliott, who had retired, but happened to be visiting at that time. Mr. R. W. Rice had become the new director. My first duty was correspondent, then office secretary/bookkeeper.

"There were also two major office moves. First to 306 33rd Street, where the print shop began in a car garage (minus the car!). Paper was stored in upstairs rooms in the house with the office in the front room on the main floor. Later, a building at 401 33rd Street (present location) was renovated and enlarged.

"I enjoyed learning to do the layout work in preparing the tracts and gradually even learning to operate the press!

"Mr. Rice would encourage us as staff to participate in presenting the ministry in churches on Sundays, with literature displays, samples of tracts, giving reports and/or telling children's stories, and a few had a gospel meeting in a country school. There were also literature booths to set up at Bible School spring conferences, and who can forget the gospel displays each summer at the exhibitions in North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon! It was an exciting experience!

"A special highlight of my working in the office is the memory of the morning staff prayer meetings! Then to face the day with a glance at the wall motto above our desk to encourage us: 'Therefore, my brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your work is not in vain in the Lord.'"

Ruth adds this postscript today. "I have now lived here in Three Hills since 1981 (30 years already!) and still enjoy volunteer helping in the Prairie Bible Institute Post Office, assembling the Prairie Harvester, and Servant magazines, etc. I thank the Lord for good health thus far! "It is also a joy to meet the Bible School students when they come for their mail, to give them their mail if they forget their mail key."

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