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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1965
Scope & Content 1. John C. Wenger on March 7, 1965.
2. "Missionary in Vietnam" on March 7, 1965. James Stauffer, speaker.

Outline of side 2:
13:00James Stauffer introduced
16:40 Lists the people in Vietnam, including Martin's; Beidler's from Haycock congregation
18:15Student Center in Saigon
19:10Second Center opened
20:00Christian and Missionary Alliance/Evangelical Church
21:00Education and school fees
21:50Baptisms and baptized members
22:40The military action they see; says they are in "very little danger"
23:15Beginning of anti-American sentiment
24:00Coup overthrowing Diem in Saigon
25:30Escalation in the countryside and bombing in the South
26:30 Vietnamese people are fed up with how America has taken over
28:3080% of the people want the conflict to end regardless of who wins; fear that US involvement is making the situation worse
29:10No such thing as a just war-but this one couldn't even be described as "just"; calls American prosperity resulting from the war "blood money"
30:15Cites 40 Mennonites working in the country
30:30Entreaty to pray
31:30Story not being told by our government is that the Viet Cong are an entirely southern organization-some elements are communist, but others aren't
32:30Prayer; "atrocities committed by both sides"; perhaps there will be a judgment on our nation because of Vietnam; transition to sermon
36:50Sermon: " What is your calling?"
Object ID # 2013.32.24
Source Gift of Elmer L. Kratz
People Wenger, John Christian, 1910-1995
Collection Elmer Kratz Audio Tapes