50 years ago: Evangelists continue rounds of districts

In the Aug. 17, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon reported:

“On Aug. 1, a team of 10 evangelists made an unexpected call on residents of this district. They then split up in twos and the day was spent visiting homes and preaching the good news of the gospel. The team was well received by all and the revival meeting held at the Presbyterian church at 7:30 that evening was very inspiring and the various items of songs and testimonies were enjoyed by the large congregation.

“The evangelists are from the U.S. and Canada and are now on a tour of the West Indies. The churches visited by them wish to express their thanks and prayers that the blessings of the Lord will be with them wherever they may go.

“Mr. Stanton Jackson arrived on the 4th from the U.S. to spend some time with relatives and friends.

“Also on the flight was Mr. Thomas Welcome who returned because of ill health. He was a crew member on the S.S. Imperial St. Lawrence.

“Miss Margaret Rose Conolly left on the 6th to spend some time with friends in the U.S.

“Mr. Edward Rankine returned on the 7th to spend his vacation. He works for National Bulk Carriers.

“Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Forbes returned from Jamaica after spending a short vacation.

“Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Conolly and daughters Madria and Eleese arrived on the 7th from the U.S. to spend some time with relatives and friends.

“Leaving on the 11th to work for National Bulk Carriers were Cliving Whittaker and Sanchal Jervis.

“Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Christian returned from Jamaica on the 11th after receiving medical treatment.

“Mr. Rayburn Conolly returned on the 11th to spend his vacation.

“Mr. Austin Bell of Jamaica arrived on the 13th to spend some time with his wife.

“Mr. Chesley Conolly arrived on the 13th from Jacksonville to spend his vacation. He works for the Owen Illinois Glass Co.

“Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Miller received the gift of their 4th son at the hospital on Sunday night. Weight 8 pounds, 13 ounces.”