And It Shall Be

April, 1972
1972 HFP, Volume 4 Number 4

Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain became the first NBA player ever to score 30,000 points. NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft was launched from Cape Kennedy and headed for Jupiter. The U.S. pulled the plug on the Paris peace talks with Hanoi. And at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA, stunt daredevil Evel Knievel narrowly survived a devastating crash while attempting to jump over 35 cars on a motorcycle.

The Jesus movement was shifting focus, becoming more international. A series of street workshops would begin in May training Jesus People for street ministry in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. Duane and 100 local Jesus People were also planning a Scandinavian trip to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in June and July.

The movement in the U.S. was drawing to a close, but Jesus festivals were still in the works in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado and California. Evangelist Corrie Ten Boom and Billy Graham's wife Ruth Graham visited the Jesus People in Hollywood. We discovered that the HFP was being distributed in jails and prisons to a greater degree than we realized, and two articles in this issue were written by prisoners who had met Jesus behind bars.

Our friends Doug and Dorian Kremiller began a new cartoon series called "Sincere Comics" in this issue.

The photo at right shows two Jesus People reading the HFP outside the Hollywood Palladium at one of the last of the Sunday afternoon festivals we held there. The photo at lower right shows Duane Pederson in Stockholm, Sweden, during our summer trip to Scandinavia later that year.

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