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Maori Evangelist Welcomed

The dynamic Maori evangelist, Muri Thompson, who is at present conducting meetings in the Opera House for the Great Gisborne Crusade, was officially welcomed at a small function at the Poho-o-rawiri Meeting House recently.

The crusade, which is sponsored by the Gisborne Christian Business Men's and Missionary Associations, has met with outstanding success and has been attended by hundreds from all denominations.


On arriving at the function, Muri Thompson was greeted with the traditional "hongi" by the Rev, R. Rangiaho.


Chairman of the crusade committee, Mr R. E. Searle, introducing Muri Thompson to Mr Kahutia Te Hau, the Maori Elder for the district.


Some of those present awaiting the official party's arrival