Letters by Willis Propp regarding Incorporation of
Alberta Society of Christian Assemblies
5131 Lansdowne Dr
Edmonton, AB T6H 4L1
November 9, 1996
TO ALL OF CONCERN:
One of the workers in Hungary whose visa was soon to expire, was faced with the problem of being refused permission to remain in the country because the ‘Group' she was representing was not a registered body in Hungary. Our sister who labours there was companion to the girl in question, and she appealed urgently to us that we do something it about because any approach they made to the local authorities was to no avail and they needed help badly. Above that there was a deadline to meet. Hungary would accept our Registration as backing. We in Canada had been registered in Ottawa (Canada's capital city) during WW2. A search was made there to retrieve such a document, but all in vain. While registration is not required in Great Britain, USA or Canada, to help our workers in Hungary, we sought a Lawyer's aid, and as a result a very complicated document was made up. We learned, to our dismay, that to be registered we had to become incorporated as a non-profit Society. While it was solely for the purpose of those in Authority, the document gave us a long handled name. We were hesitant to do it, but for the sake of our workers in Hungary, we signed the document. Hungary accepted our efforts, for which we are thankful, and officials there will now continue to recognize the workers in their country.
However, a problem has arisen. Canada recently passed a Freedom of Information bill. Through this, our document is on the Internet, and it has now got into the hands of the ‘dissenters'. They are spreading it with delight, and we write this to suggest that if it reaches any of our friends, please have them just burn it. I am sure all our friends will understand the reason why we implemented it. In many countries, registration is necessary. We are in the process now of having the whole document cancelled, since it is not required in Canada, and we hope the matter will settle down in time.
Thank you forgiving this information to any of our friends or workers who may enquire. I am so sorry that such .a problem should have arisen because of my naivety.
Yours as always,
(Signature of Willis Propp)
5131 Lansdowne Dr.
Edmonton, AB T6H 4L1
November 18, 1996
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The concept of the Document of Registration that was drawn up and filed in Alberta, Canada, on the 5th day of May, 1995, was totally contrary to the basic tenets of our fellowship, and so was totally wrong. I, Willis Propp, acted unilaterally without due consultation with my seniors in the ministry, which made my action totally wrong. Hence to have placed my signature of acceptance upon such a document was also totally out of order and wrong.
In view of all this, I hereby take the following steps in recourse:
1. I assume full responsibility for involving in this process my fellow workers in Alberta, namely, Jim Knipe, Dennis Einboden, Richard Knight, Eldon Kendrew and Rowland Jackson whose signatures also appeared on the said Document.
2. I sorely grieve over and regret the distress and unrest that has been brought to bear upon so many of our beloved brethren.
3. I have instructed a lawyer on November 8, 1996, to have the said Document completely revoked. Attached is a copy of this dissolution.
4. From a saddened and deeply penitent heart, I humbly offer a full apology to all concerned for all these actions oil my part that are so out of line and wrong.
(Signature of F. Willis Propp)
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT F. WILLIS PROPP APPEARED BEFORE ME AND EXECUTED THIS LETTER IN MY PRESENCE THIS 18th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1996, IN THE CITY OF EDMONTON, ALBERTA.
A NOTARY PUBLIC IN AND FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, CANADA.