Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 1610 Notes 10 By the late 1960s, a pop culture of sex, drugs, and rock and roll increased the addiction possibilities. It also increased the number of women in need of services. The decade that followed saw the end of the Vietnam War with a plethora of homeless veterans coming to missions, many of which openly rejected traditional values and a Christian gospel. Nevertheless, rescue missions pressed on, ministering to the physical needs—and now mental and emotional needs—of people, and introducing them to the message of the cross with its radical conversion power. New Leaders, New Offices, New Perspective A man with fifteen years of experience in rescue mission ministries, Rev. Emile Leger became executive secretary of the IUGM in May 1970. Following in the pattern of his predecessors, his wife served as office manager. Under his leadership, in 1971, the association purchased and moved into its own headquarters—a split-level house in Kansas City North, Missouri. The house was also to serve as a “parsonage” for the executive secretary. Emile, whose main contributions were to bring dignity and stature to the office and unify the members to substantially support the IUGM, resigned in 1974. At the 1974 convention in Los Angeles, California, the delegates appointed Rev. William L. Wooley as executive secretary. Bill, as he was affectionately known, had served as superintendent of The Anchorage, a rescue mission in Albany, Georgia, and as both a president and later secretary-treasurer of the IUGM. At the 1984 convention in Huntsville, Alabama, Lloyd Olson of Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) was commissioned to The History We Celebrate An Association with Deep Roots continued continued “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” —Romans 7:24-25 1971 IUGM convention attendees