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Advice to One Considering the Ministry

E. Stanley Jones had been invited to speak at Westmar College, Le Mars, Iowa. My folks invited him to our home for supper during his stay. I was a college freshman thinking about studying for the ministry. My father was a minister and my grandfather also. But I wasn’t sure about the ministry, so I asked our guest what advice he would give me. “Get out of it if you can” was the answer. I majored in English and went on to a career in statistics, never having felt I had missed God’s calling, but finding God’s call on my life in other ways than the ministry.