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Records of the Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism - Collection 579


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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of Audio Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Container List)




Collection 579
[March 26, 2003]

Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism; 1968
Records; 1968-1968

1 box (DC), audio tapes (0.54 cubic feet)

Brief Description

Audio and paper copies of speeches, and newspaper coverage of the congress, which was a regional meeting following up on the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism, sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Restrictions: None


Historical Background

Conference name Asia-South Pacific Conference on Evangelism
Conference venue Singapore
Conference dates November 5-13, 1968
Conference theme Christ Seeks Asia
Conference background The Congress, organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was a regional response to the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism held in Berlin, Germany. Participation was by invitation only. Complied papers were published in the book Christ Seeks Asia
Conference purpose The Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism, convening in assembly in Singapore, November 5-13, 1968, asks the guidance of God as it seeks through prayer, study of the Scriptures, and mutual consultation:

To discover ways of implementing the proposals of the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in our area challenged by an exploding population and social upheaval;

To expound the relevance of the Christian evangel and stress the urgency of its proclamation to the two billion people living in this region;

To study the obstacles to evangelism inherent in the diverse cultures of Asia and to find specialized methods which will effectively overcome them;

To share in discussion the tools and techniques of evangelism which we may successfully employ to cope with our unique problems and opportunities in Asia today; i.e., the growing influence of youth, rapid urbanization, poverty and economic needs, the primary role of the family, etc.;

To evaluate existing evangelistic programs and policies in the light of contemporary conditions and explore ways of vitalizing the programs and up-dating the policies;

To summon the Church corporately and its members individually to recognize and accept the priority of evangelism;

To challenge the churches and Christian organizations to a bold cooperative program of evangelism and missionary outreach.

(Congress Purpose from the book Christ Seeks Asia)

Attendance figures 1,100 Asians from twenty-four countries
Conference figures
Director W. Stanley Mooneyham, USA (coordinating director)

Rev. Max Ottenda, Philippines (associate coordinating director)

Executive Committee Dr. Kyung Chik Han, Korea, chairman
Bishop Chandu Ray, Pakistan, vice-chairman
Bishop Onofre Fonceca, Philippines, secretary
Bishop Arthur John "Jack" Dain, Australia
Rev. Akira Hatori, Japan
Rev. Khoo Siaw Hua, Singapore
Rev. Subodh Sahu, India
Dr. A.M. Tambunan, Indonesia
Rev. Philip Teng, Hong Kong
Rev. Wu Yung, Republic of China
Program Committee Dr. G.D. James, chairman
Rev. Neville P. Anderson, Australia
Chua Wee Hian, Hong Kong
Basil Pullenayagam, Ceylon
Prof. Theodore Williams, India
Rev. J. B. de Fretes, Indonesia
Rev. Noboru Hara, Kiodan, Japan
Dr. Helen Kim, Korea
Rev, Donald A. Kirkby, New Zealand
Prof. Daniel Bakhsh, Pakistan
Rev. Greg Tingson, Philippines
Rev. Doan Van Mieng, South Vietnam
Chi-Fang Chang, Republic of China
Rev. Sook Pong-noi, Thailand
Financial support Billy Graham Evangelistic Association


[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "Box 2, Folder 5"]

Scope and Content
Series: Papers
Arrangement: Alphabetical and chronological
Date Range: 1968
Volume: 0.02 cubic feet
Boxes: 1
Type of documents: Newspaper clippings and speakers presentation papers
Notes: Speaker's papers (folder 1-1) included in this collection are listed below along with the audio tape number on which the message is on. Edited version of the messages have been published in the book Christ Seeks Asia, edited by W. Stanley Mooneyham. Two other paper items in the collection are a survey form, "Your Organization and Evangelism," and a flier titled, "Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism, Literature Supply." Additional information on the Congress is in Collection 17 - BGEA: Crusade Activities and Collection 345 - BGEA: Records of the Media Office.

Speakers' Papers Tape #
An Assessment, Dr. Carl F. H. Henry ----
The Asian Churches and Their Mission (Part 1), Theodore Williams T15
The Asian Churches and Their Mission (Part 2), Dr. Helen Kim T15
Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 2), Dr. G. D. James T16
Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 1), Petrus Octavianus T16
The Encounter of the Early Church, Alan Cole T5
The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 1), Dr. Donald E. Hoke T13
The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 2), Benjamin E. Fernando T13
A Theology of Evangelism, Dr. Akbar Abdul-Haqq T2
Witnessing in a Resistant Culture, Dr. M. A. Qayyum Daskawie T9

Newspaper Clippings
Eastern Sun
October 20, 1968
October 27, 1968
November 3, 1968
November 7, 1968
November 8, 1968
November 10, 1968
November 13, 1968
The Straits Times
October 30, 1968
November 7, 1968
November 9, 1968
The Kosei Times
August 1968
October 1968

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Series: Audio tapes
Arrangement: Chronological
Date Range: November 5-13, 1968
Volume: 17 audio tapes
Notes: Tapes contain raw footage of the daily sessions including songs, announcements, special music, and speaker messages. Some of the messages were simultaneous translated into English or another language. Edited versions of most of these messages are in the book, Christ Seeks Asia, the official reference volume of the Congress.

T1. Side 1, opening session of the Congress on November 5, 1968. Welcome, opening remarks, and introduction of executive committee and others by Dr. W. Stanley Mooneyham. Message by Dr. Chandu Ray God so Loved the World. Message continues on Side 2 followed by a devotional by Dr. Kyung Chik Han.

T2. Side 1, morning session on November 6, 1968. Track 1. Message by Dr. Marcus L. Loane, The King of Glory. Track 2, blank. Side 2, Track 3, Dr. Abdul-Haqq gave his strategy paper on A Theology of Evangelism. Only parts of the message was given because of time limitations. Side 2, Track 4, blank. Track 1 has been copied on a cassette tape.

T3. Side 1, evening session on November 6, 1968. Message by Rev. Subodh Sahu, Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. Side 2, blank.

T4. Side 1, morning session on November 7, 1968. Bible Hour message by Archbishop Marcus Loane The Church Without Love. Side 2, technique paper by Timothy Yu Evangelism Through the Mass Media of Communication. Sound fades in and out at beginning of his message and them completely fades out and later returns at a very low volume. Strategy paper by Dr. Jong Sung Rhee Theological Dilutions which Hinder Evangelism. Almost all of his message is impossible to understand. Session continues on T5-Side 1.

T5. Side 1, continuation of morning session from T4-Side 2. Birthday greeting to Billy Graham on his 50th birthday and message by Dr. Alan Cole, Encounter of the Early Church With the Non-Christian World. Message continues on side 2.

T6. Side 1, morning session on November 8, 1968. First of six Bible studies by Rev. Philip Teng on the churches in Revelations. The title of his message is Failure and Judgment of the Seven Churches. Technique paper by Dr. F. Alton Everest, The Christian Film - Instrument for Evangelism. His message continues on T7-Side 1. Morning session on November 9, 1968. Continuation of message by David Claydon from T7-Side 1. Message by Dr. Akbar Adbul-Haqq The Dynamics of Conversion. Closing song and prayer on T7-Side 2.

T7. Side 1, morning session on November 8, 1968. Dr. Everest message from T6-Side 1 continues on this tape. The first five minutes were taped over with classical musical. Strategy papers by Chua Wee Hian, The Challenge of Asia's Youth, and David Claydon, The Challenge of Asia's Youth. Claydon's message continuing on T6-Side 2. Continuation from T6-Side 2, closing song and prayer from the evening meeting of November 8, 1968.

T8. Side 1, morning session on November 9, 1968. Bible Study by Philip Teng, Problems and Trials of the Seven Churches. Side 2, technique paper by David H. Adeney, The Cell Group: Means of Growth and Witness.

T9. Side 1, Morning session on November 9, 1968. Testimony of Batine [sp?] Bat Cow, chairman of Eastern Sun newspaper. Strategy paper by Dr. M. A. Qayyum Daskawie, Witnessing in a Resistant Culture. Side 2, a special afternoon session with a messages by Dr. Carl F. H. Henry Christ and the Crisis of Our Age.

T10. Side 1, evening session on November 9, 1968. Special music and message by Bishop Onofre Fonceca. This message is not printed in the book Christ Seeks Asia

T11. Side 1, evening session on November 10, 1968 with testimonies by Begam Bilquis Sheikh and Daniel S. C. Liu, Chief of police of Honolulu. Message by Dr. Koji Honda Cooperation for the Advancement of the Gospel

T12. Side 1, morning session on November 11, 1968. Bible study by Rev. Philip Teng, Strengths and Victories of the Seven Churches, and Rev. B. A. Prabhakar Literature for Asia's Millions. The last part of message is missing. Side 2 contains a continuation of Benjamin E. Fernando's message, The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 2) which was read by Rev. Basal Roger Singham. This is a duplicate of the last part of message on T13-Side 1.

T13. Side 1, morning session on November 11, 1968 with strategy papers by Rev. Donald E. Hoke The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 1) and Rev. Benjamin E. Fernando The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 2). Fernando's paper was read by Rev. Basal Roger Singham. Side 2,evening session. Introduction of various staff members and technique papers by Rev. Reuben Lores Evangelism-in-Depth: A Study in Penetration Evangelism.

T14. Side 1, morning session on November 12, 1968 with Bible study by Rev. Philip Teng Opportunities and Challenges of the Seven Churches. Side 2, special reports by Daniel Bakhah on Pakistan, by Mr. U. Van on Viet Nam, and by Rev. John De Fretes on Indonesia.

T15. Side 1, morning session on November 12, 1968. Strategy papers by Theodore Williams, The Asian Churches and Their Mission, and Dr. Helen Kim The Asian Churches and Their Mission (Part 2). Side 2, evening session with special messages by Dr. Kyung Chik Han, Structuring the Local Church and Evangelism, and Dr. Benjamin Chew The Unique Role of the Family in Asian Culture.

T16. Side 1, morning session on November 13, 1968 with Bible study by Rev. Philip Teng Resources and Promises of the Seven Churches. Side 2, strategy papers by Petrus Octavianus, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 1), (Octavianus gave the main points of his paper not the entire message), Dr. G. D. James, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 2), (abbreviated version of his paper message), and Bishop A. Jack Dain, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 3). Prayer and announcements continue on T17-Side 1.

T17. Side 1, morning session on November 13, 1968. A few minutes of overlap from T16-Side 2, prayer and announcements. Bishop Chandu Ray leads Congress delegates in reading the Congress Declaration and Bishop Onofre Fonceca announces Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism Executive Committee resolutions. Closing meditation message by Dr. Kyung Chik Han.

Provenance

The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Dr. Hudson T. Armerding in August 1981 and by W. Stanley Mooneyham in June 1988.

Accession 81-80, 88-70
March 19, 2003
Wayne D. Weber



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 88-70
Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.

Tapes are reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips.

# Length Sides Contents Dates 
 T1 136 2 Opening session:

Side 1 & 2. Dr. Chandu Ray, God So Loved the World

Nov. 5, 1968 
 T2 169 2 Side 1. Archbishop Marcus Loane, The King of Glory.

Side 2. Strategy Paper, Dr. Akbar Adbul-Haqq, A Theology of Evangelism

Nov. 6, 1968 
 T3 91 1 Side 1. Rev. Subodh Sahu, Jesus Christ, the Light of the World Nov. 6, 1968 
 T4 189 2 Side 1. Archbishop Marcus Loane, The Church Without Love

Side 2. Timothy Yu, Evangelism Through the Mass Media of Communication, and Dr. Jong Sung Rhee, Theological Dilutions Which Hinder Evangelism. Session continues on T5-Side 1.

Nov. 7, 1968 
 T5 111 2 Side 1. Continuation from T4-Side 2. Dr. Alan Cole, Encounter of the Early Church With the Non-Christian World, message continues on Side 2 Nov. 7, 1968
T6 187 2 Side 1. Rev. Philip Teng, Failure and Judgment of the Seven Churches. Dr. F. Alton Everest, The Christian Film - Instrument for Evangelism, message continues on T7-Side 1.

Side 2. Continuation of David Claydon's message, The Challenge of Asia's Youth from T7-Side 2. Dr. Akbar Adbul-Haqq, The Dynamics of Conversion.

Nov. 8 & 9, 1968
T7 99 2 Side 1. Continuation of Dr. Everest's message, The Christian Film - Instrument from Evangelism, from T6-Side 1. Chua Wee Hian, The Challenge of Asia's Youth and David Clayton, The Challenge of Asia's Youth. Clayton's message continues on T6-Side 1. Side 2. Continuation of session from T6-Side 2. Nov. 8, 1968
T8 131 2 Side 1. Rev. Philip Teng, Problems and Trials of the Seven Churches. Side 2. David Adeney, The Cell Group: Means of Growth and Witness Nov. 9, 1968
T9 154 2 Side 1. Testimony of Batine [sp?] Bat Cow. Dr. M.A. Qayyam Daskawie, Witnessing in a Resistant Culture. Side 2. Dr. Carl F.H. Henry, Christ and the Crisis of Our Age Nov. 9, 1968
T10 77 1 Message by Bishop Fonceca Nov. 9, 1968
T11 94 1 Testimonies by Begam Bilquis Sheikh and Daniel S.C. Liu. Message by Dr. Koji Honda Nov. 10, 1968
T12 113 2 Side 1. Rev. Philip Teng, Strengths and Victories of the Seven Churches and Rev. B.A. Prbhakar, Literature for Asia's Millions. Side 2. Continuation of Benjamin E. Fernando's message, The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 2). This is a duplicate of the last part of message on T13-Side 1. Nov 11, 1968 
 T13 179 2 Side 1. Rev. Don Hoke, The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 1) and Rev. Benjamin E. Fernando, The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 2). Side 2. Rev. Reuben Lores, Evangelism-in-Depth: A Study in Penetration Evangelism Nov 11, 1968
T14 124 2 Side 1. Bible Hour: Rev. Philip Tang, Opportunities and Challenges of the Seven Churches. Side 2. Special reports by Prof. Daniel Bakhah, U. Van, and Rev. John De Fretes Nov 12, 1968
T15 145 2 Side 1. Theo Williams, The Asian Churches and Their Mission and Dr. Helen Kim, The Asian Churches and Their Mission (Part 2). Side 2. Dr. Kyung Chik Han, Structuring the Local Church and Evangelism and Dr. Benjamin Chew, The Unique Role of the Family in Asian Culture Nov. 12, 1968
T16 152 2 Side 1. Rev. Philip Teng, Resources and Promises of the Seven Churches. Side 2. Petrus Octavianus, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 1), Dr. G. D. James, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 2), and Rev. A. John Dain, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 3). Tape continues on T17. Nov. 13, 1968
T17 47 1 Side 1. Continuation from T16-side 2 Nov 13, 1968 



BOX LIST
Box Folder Dates
1 1 Speaker's messages, survey form, flier 1968
2 Newspaper clippings 1968



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