A number of months ago I asked Donnie Fugit to recapture for me, with the best of his ability,
the original “Ambassador of The Way Caravan.” The one that preceded the first WOW’s in the
fall of 1971 at the time of the Rock of Ages. Wasn’t it ‘71? That summer I felt in my heart I
would like to send out a group of people just to do a test run. Simply send them from one area
to another and start them out at some difficult places. I started them out at what I thought was
the most difficult place I could think of at the time and that was Springfield, Missouri, because
that was solidly Assemblies of God, the headquarters up there, Pentecostal. I just thought it
would be sort of nice to see if we could infiltrate that and what would happen when our people
hit the town. At that time I asked Donnie Fugit if he would head up the group. I wrote letters to
all of our Advanced Class grads, because everybody had to be an Advanced Class grad, I think,
to make it. And then Donnie wrote this up and I would very much like to share it tonight
because I think it needs to go on the tape and on the film for our people for the future.
Publication Date: 01-11-1977
Victor Paul Wierwille (December 31, 1916 – May 20, 1985) dedicated his life to the research and teaching of the Bible. In his quest for truth he consulted and worked with some of the most outstanding individuals in Biblical studies and Christian living; including Karl Barth, Joseph Bauer, Glenn Clark, Karl J. Ernst, Joseph Friedli, Louis C. Hessert, Elmer G Homrighausen, E. Stanley Jones, George M. Lamsa, Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr, K. C. Pillai, Paul Tillich, Ernst Traeger, and many others.
Dr. Wierwille received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from present day Lakeland College, and conducted graduate studies at the University of Chicago and Princeton Theological Seminary. It was at Princeton that Wierwille earned the Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. He later completed his Doctor of Theology degree at Pike's Peak Bible Seminary and Burton College in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
Dr. Wierwille was the author of numerous books in the field of Biblical research, including Are the Dead Alive Now?; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today; Jesus Christ Our Passover; and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed. Additionally, he developed and taught several comprehensive classes directed toward helping people to understand the Bible and to increase the power of God in their lives, such as the Power For Abundant Living series, Living Victoriously, and the University of Life courses. Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille was the founder and president of a world-wide Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship ministry for forty years; as well as the founder and president of several Biblical research centers, colleges, leadership training, and Christian outreach programs associated with it.
Victor Paul Wierwille served the Lord with unending joy all the days of his life as he travelled continuously throughout the world to hold forth the Word of God. He reached thousands of people during his lifetime through his live presentations, numerous radio and television broadcasts, film and video classes, and recorded teachings. And countless others continue to enjoy and be enriched by his books and hundreds of hours of recorded works, many of which are available in the public domain. A detailed listing of his work, as well as more information about his life and teachings can be found at Eternally Blessed (www.eternallyblessed.org).