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William Vanstone (London)

MR. Vanstone is a native of Bolsbridge, North Petherwin, where he was born about fifty years ago. In this village he spent his boyhood, and attended the Bible Christian Sunday School. When quite a youth he was brought to confess Christ as his Saviour, and was one of the first-fruits of what proved to be a great religious awakening. Soon after his conversion work was found for him in the Sunday school and band of hope, and even­tually he became school treasurer. He was one of three brothers who in succession held this 'Office.

Not content with spending his life in such a limited area, at the age of twenty-five he migrated to London. Loyal and true to his early religious training, when he arrived in his new sphere he associated himself with Bible Christians then wor­shipping at the old Market Street Church, Wool­wich, and quickly entered upon active

Christian service as a teacher and local preacher. After a brief stay of two years at Woolwich he went to Waterloo Road Chapel, where he came under the influence of the Rev. W. H. Tickell and the late Messrs. F. T. Gammon and S. Moore. Ever willing to render service for Christ and the de­nomination, work was soon found for him in the Sunday school and in preaching in the open-air. As an officer of the church he has rendered conspicuous service, and to him have been en­trusted the duties of almost every office associated with the church's organizations. He is now both society and circuit steward, and in his representative capacity is generally present at the Annual Con­ference. Faithful and devout, he has ever proved a ready and willing promoter of every worthy cause, and in mission work has rendered most acceptable service. For more than six years he has filled the office of treasurer of the Royal Victoria Hall Mission, and in manifold ways has demonstrated his loyalty to his church, and his devotion
to the highest interests of the Kingdom of Christ.

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