Along the Sawdust TrailIvy Ruth Venden
An inspiring glimpse of the glory years of Adventist public evangelism
The Vendens are among the church's most loved families. For many years, Dan and Melvin Venden pursued and realized their dream of working together as an Evangelistic team. They took the Gospel all across this country, leaving a trail of love, laughter, and souls saved for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Snapshots from the trail:
* The man who told his wife: "You can't be my wife and be a Seventh-day Adventist." and the wife's reply: "If I can't be a Seventh-day Adventist and be your wife, I'll be a Seventh-day Adventist and not be your wife."
* The Catholic woman who, after attending the Venden brothers' meetings and praying for the first time without her Rosary, awakened one night to find her room bathed in light. She felt God's presence and made a decision to follow Him and keep all of His commandments.
New York City
* The opening-night miracle that filled the Brooklyn Academy of Music auditorium to capacity.
These are just a sampling of the many true stories taken from the handwritten memoirs of Ivy Ruth Venden, wife to Melvin Venden and mother of Morris L. Venden. Whether you heard the Venden Brothers preach, came to Christ as a result of their ministry, or fondly remember those glory days of sawdust and canvass evangelism, you will treasure this book of memories that proves the Gospel is the eternal story that never grows old.