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Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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Title:
Missionary echo of the Methodist Church
Abbreviated Title:
Missionary echo
Creator:
Methodist Church (Great Britain) ( Author, Primary )
Place of Publication:
London
Publisher:
Andrew Crombie
Henry Hooks
Language:
English
Physical Description:
volume ; 31 cm

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Methodist Church (Great Britain) -- Missions -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
Methodist Church (Great Britain) ( LCNAF )
Missions, British -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
Missions, British ( LCSH )
Missions -- Periodicals ( LCSH )
衛理公會(英國) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
衛理公會(英國)
英國傳教士 -- 期刊
傳教士,英國
任務 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国)
英国传教士 -- 期刊
传教士,英国
任务 -- 期刊
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serial ( sobekcm )
Temporal Coverage:
1893 -
Spatial Coverage:
Europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- London
Asia -- China
Asia -- India
Africa -- British Africa
North America -- Caribbean
歐洲 -- 英國 -- 英格蘭 -- 大倫敦 -- 倫敦
亞洲 -- 中國
亞洲 -- 印度
非洲 -- 英屬非洲
北美 -- 加勒比海
欧洲 -- 英国 -- 英格兰 -- 大伦敦 -- 伦敦
亚洲 -- 中国
亚洲 -- 印度
非洲 -- 英属非洲
北美 -- 加勒比海
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51.507222 x -0.1275
35 x 103
21 x 78
18.18 x -77.4
-8.7832 x 34.5085

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Catalogued from volumes 3 (1896) and 31 (1924)
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Title from cover and index
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VIAF (name authority) : Methodist Church (Great Britain) : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/158324772

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NORTH. CHINA, | Men of Note in the Yunnan Church:

= “Cast thy bread. upon the waters.” Yang Cheng Hsing. Rev. W. H.
a Rev: D. -H. Smiths 3 ne 150 Hudspeth ae ee eee Ss
SY i | China National Christian Council. Yang Chih. Rev, W. H. Hudspeth 72
Rey. choo Be hurneree a eS AG: Peter the Unflinching. Rev. W. H.

il y Cook, Rev. H, T. and Miss Blott. Hudspeth se ves eee ..- 125
S| Marriage of nae es ae wed? Wang Yin the Brave. Rev. W, H.

a District Meeting at Tientsin. «.. 2) 94 Hudspeth _... we ves -. 195
Events in Wu Ting Fu. Rev. H. T. Peter Uang, B.A.. Rev. R. H. |
| Cook ae aes se ae OG Goldsworthy _... Be ee wee LG |
: i) Gentle Bandit, A. Rev. E. W. aut 156 ee Shuen. Rev. F, W. J. 2067

MI ing ina’s Wounds. Principa votre tee tt i ee

| Ge ee tai 0 Miao Legend, A. “Rev. W. Hi. Hud. |
a | | | oer fee ate Wulking hu: eu: speth ae ee ae me ee
| DDE FE Re Ondack es .. 71 Story of Kuan Yin, A. Rev, W. H.
fe | My Call to China. Rev. A. T. Dale... 191 Hudspeth ee 1S
Si | New Hope in China i ee 76 \

: : Smoke Tower Fair at Chu Chia. Rev. i

= ee Smith ee | ee AS PABRICA 5
ni Sowing the Seed at Huang Sheng Tien. Africa: The Land of Problems. Rev.

a || i Miss E. L. Armitt ie a ... 198 J. Jackson a ae ies Seo

| Tongshan College. Principal H. S. Africa, Thoughts of, Mr. W. H.

il] i NS Redfern eh stages waste male Laughton ee oe = los
: | \ : . Wonder of the Book, The. Miss E. L. Christmas on the Tana River. Rev. ;

i Armitt oe tee Sener vee 85 A. J: Hopkins ~... ae 2 2218

| | ; 5 : Bish Discoveries in Africa. Rev. A. J. ial

i a opkins ae Bal Bis be

SOUTH-EAST CHINA. New Africa, The. Rev. A, J. Hopkins |

i Ancestor Worship: Trial and Triumph To Fulfil or to Destroy... aa .. 82 i

i of Ding Ngoe. Rev. W. R. Stobie... 189 Can Collectivism Survive? ...... 111
a e Brighter Skies in Wenchow. Rev, I. Will Spirituality Survive the Impact

rt Scott a a Se ie ee Ais of the West? ... s a eo ae

1 Men’s Christian Endeavour, Wenchow. Our Missions on the East African ‘

i Reval Scotts ee ee ee 105 Coast. Rev. W. HH. Grist =... 2. 2034

j i | Ningpo District Meeting. Rev. H. Our Mission at Meru. Rev. W. A.

j Tomlinson ae 2 es .. 114 Grist oo ae ee oe ... 228

H Ningpo Re-visited. Principal H.. S. “The eye cannot say to the hand, I

| | / Redfern oe ES et ae TA: have no need of thee,’?’ Mr. H. Clay 48

4 ' Stobie, Rev. W, R. Letter from Ob

hit Wenchow, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Hey- » WEST AFRICA.

Be wood and Others. Mrs. Soothill ... 44 a Day on the Mende Mission. Rev.

| | Wong Mei Dzing, The Passing of. Rev. Cas ee ie

i W. P. Bates... ee St - 81 An Adventurous Journey. Rev. E.

h i Work Among the Ningpo Churches. Cocker zs ie a ae 110i

| i Rey. H. Tomlinson... tee - 29 Letter From Sierra Leone, Rev. E.

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1" 1 Mohammedanism and the Mendes.
t SOUTH-WEST , CHINA. Rev. A. C. Lamb oe ae OL
“Able to save to the uttermost.’ Rev. Mrs. Higginshire in Africa. Rev.
| F. J. Dymond seshaeten oa weeSO E. Cocker = = ae .. 54

H i Diary, Gleanings from Far Yunnan. “On my way to church I met a

i 1 Rev. R. H. Goldsworthy _... ses 223 whale.’’ Rev. E. Cocker... aN,

i Dragon Boat Festival. Rev. W. H. Selections From Mission Log-bookk.

Hudspeth oe ce ue ... 181 Rev. E. Cocker ce a ... 183

| { a3 Dymond, Death of Dr. F. S.. ... ... 64 Sierra Leone District Meeting. Rev.

H bea Dymond, Death of Dr. F. S. Tri- E. Cocker Pe a er soe ON!

: | butes as an ... 84, 85, 86, 184 Thirty Years On, Rev. A. C. Lamb... 3

| 1 ae How Dr, Dymond Answered an S.O.S. To ‘Tikonko Towers’ and Beyond.

| Call, Rev. W. H: Hudspeth ... 110 Rev. E. Cocker’ ... aes sas vee GL

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W.MAL ; S Cicely Tyack, Rosie Taylor ... _ ... 216 Ha) |
; Messages From President and Secre- Miss Annie Hutchings ee ..+ 236 WE &
tary es a woe Bes .. 18 Topics for-Thanksgiving and Interces- ae
Journeying Eastward. Miss C, A. sion ae a a ie 176, 220 {
oS . Pee a ose a eet Aion Stations ...' 109, 160 \ |
etter From Mrs. Richards... ms Vatch Tower, Fr the 7, 25, 45, 67, 107, Wt
Searchers After Truth. Miss Doidge 39 127, 145, 167, 187, 208, 226 | ||
Letters From China Ae aes .. 59 Why Dr. Stanley Jones Has Gone i | os
Gleanings From East African Mails ... 78 Back ts an ses <3 SAG | | Ze
Hospital Work in Wenchow. Nurse Hi} | i
B. P. Smith Be oe pee ... 98 i oS
Girls’ Schools in S.E. China, Miss BOOKS REVIEWED. li | i
Doidge and Miss Coombs __... ... 99 Report of Jerusalem Council 9 i 15
Visit to Bing-Yei. Nurse Raine ...119 “Chinese Realities” ... ae 90) it
Miss Armitt’s Circular Letters... ... 119 “Prums of Fate”? a Oe AG nl | .
Annual Council _ Meeting sod fe acres 1387 “Alfred Saker of the Cameroons” ... 53 HI |
| Primitive Methodist Women’s Mission- “A Faith for the World” ae a BB li} |
ary Federation... oe tee - 158 “Purpose of God in the Life of the ay :
Conference Meeting hs me BoD World” et se ae fee 65 i |
Miss Ethel Simpson ne oe --- 180 “Pioneering for Christ in the Sudan’ 74 i | :
he pee Wotiap and Her Great fe “On the Edge of the Primeval Forest”? 75 ; i} ;
Need. rs. FlopKins ... see see “Tales of God’s Packmen”’... ... 90 Wii | |e
West African Women’s Auxiliary .. 219 “Tn Mary Slessor’s Country” 5 ... 107 i :
Welcome to Rev. A. C. Lamb ... 219 “The Missionary’s Job” ... ae 443 | :
Our Coming of Age dees ... 234 “Ethical Love’? se is oy 2130 | ih ie
At a Ningpo Wedding. Miss Beer ... 234 ‘Talis on Treasure Seekers” ... wield i |e
: ‘‘Agerey of Africa’ a ate -.. 134 1 &
HOME AND GENERAL. ope zoe ee Alin - is Sok 1B i :
eres : ” : ‘‘The Shrine of a People’s Soul’ ... 152 nT
fee * Micke OF colougiiee: —— 27 “The Touch of Healing” af, .. 174 i i}
Annual Meetings in London. Editor... 101 ioe 1 raed a Palestine ve oe 10 Hi | li! ie
Church in the Grim Far North we 14 “Thon : “Biret ripee Se a 9013 i i :
Conference of Secretaries at High “Gilbert W md rare pees eae Wah an Te Ss
eich Ab = e aa On ilbert Warren of Hunan aes .. 214 i | ee
Does Christ Meet the Universal Need? 9 A | ‘
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pomeste Universe, A. Rev. ae True- a ILLUSTRATIONS. | i)
Far and Near. Editor. 10, 33, 52, 69, 90, NORTH. CHINA. | |
113, 133, 152, 173, 193, 232 ge is : HW Ae
“Fields white unto harvest.’’ Editor... 201 y peseddcck See re os ee Hy 1
“Gospel according to Easter.’? Editor 41 Gane ”P saa ae THeee aoe oa 13 WW
Griffiths, Retirement of Rev. J. B. ... 169 SE ne eee ie rae | i} i} |
Halifax Conference. A. E. J.C. ... 161 Group of Chinese Children «., ... 198 WH
“International Review of Missions”’ Ice Sledge on Frozen River. ... -- 60 HE |
100. 177, 216 Peking Gate ss Bee fut ieee 22 Hh
Missionary Hymns. Rev. J. Patchett Sailing on Grand Canal ... ie bet We dg
Burt : 91. 151 Smoke Tower Fox Shrines my SSDI: WAT 5
Nameless Cais aoe of ae 2 59 Wu Ting Fu Mission House ... eR STL Hi }
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Necessity For Increased Income. Mr. Wa Le
ee Wardersr.. oh a es He 16 SOUTH-EAST. CHINA, i |i
S Camecnne. China. Principal T. W. 164 Coun. Railton Yuan a be aloS Ma |
c President’s Message. Rev. C. Stedeford 1 Ningpe oe t Mecti vi ae te i i | | es
Sede fond, ¢ REY aim eee a ces od Ln a Oe a aga a er WaT
Se dctoni bee 1B 210 Ningpo First College... 6 ... 142 HHH
Students” Missionary Effort .. 60, 96 Aer mere Meear et a ia il Tiel
Successful Missionary Collectors (with NInESS Staff peas Be 346 Hn I
oe I u W Wenchow College... os ae Selo: } Ui
Ea Ed OO SE CU eA Ss ree Wenchow Men’s Christian Endeavour Ha
4. iM. Hdge, H. W. Shaw a0 eho | Society 106 ' | i
ees Saville, Dennis C. Taylor... 118 m i sg es Se ae ae! eT
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Joan Turner, Graham Mills ...... 196 Chaotong Schoolhouse ... ... —... 167 ill
Mary Moyle, Betty Wood, Muriel Dr. Dymond Ready to Start ... NaC OU Ae HH
Crawshaw oss ae es . 215 Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy ... s< 66 iit i i]
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Temple of Whirling Dragon... ... 208 Sacred Bull of Siva oe os 146 |
Upper Yangtze a Me Si ... 223 ‘When warring winds have died away’’ 201
Wedding Group, Rev. and Mrs, H. T.
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| Workers in Hsien Tien ... ee. ee LO. PORTRAITS.
Yunnan-fu. Main Street ... a vee BD
Aggrey, Dr. J. E. K.... ... 125, 186
e | : Bee-Bo Tsi-Heh ..: ve oe ... 224
aH || Pe ERIC’. Butlers Drei Howard 05 Se Gaels
8 Bridge on Meru-Kaigoi Road ... ... 49 Chang and Family, Mrs, wee .. 144
| i | Family Group at Ribe ... = ... 67 Conference Missionary Group ... oe LD
ee Girls’ Choir at Mazeras ... EAS ... 199: Dale; Rev. A. .T.-... ae Oe ... 191
eS Industrial Buildings =... 48, 49 Dymond, Dr. F.S. ... =~ 64, 84
S || Kikuyu Church... cS oe _.. 228 Eddon, Rev. and Mrs. ... re 9, 103
| Mazeras Women 2 ae ... 197. Faulkner, Rev. H. oan te ... 162
Si Meru Market Ber ane ae ... 229 Griffiths, Rev. J. B. oe ... 169, 204
|| Mission House at Ribe ... ae ... $1 Grist, Rev. W. A. Ses oe ... 109
ee || Mission Plot at Kaigoi ... Bs ... 52 Hadden, Dr. es me os ... 233
= || Ready for the Prince of Wales ... 150 Hamon, Mrs. ae ee oe OTA: |
ea ||| School at Kaigoi... oo aes ... 46 Heywood, Rev, and Mrs. J. W. 44, 90, 161
Se || Tana_ River Go So Le ... 221 Hopkins, Rev. A. J. ... me ... 104
| | Mofikivee wVallagen = et SS. King, Mr Awd, ee ee LO
it Lamb, Rev.-A. C., in his Study ... 26
||) WEST AFRICA Laughton, Mr. W. H. ... ae Seale
i 5 : Lineham, Rev. Dr. a aa ... 102
4 A West African “Devil” fo ... 122 Marrow, Dr. W. A. Noel oe me 09
ii Charlotte Falls __... se ay ... 184 Peter, the Unflinching ... as ... 125
pe || ; Freetown from King Tom ba ... 98 Peter Uang, B.A. oe ore ATA
i Group at Bandajuma _... oe ... 129 Pollard, Rev. S. and Dymond, Rev.
; Lamb, Rev. A. C., in His Study = 226 EJs i: i aes Sci ... 183
| ii Lighthouse, Sierra Leone =. v, 121 School Teacher and His Bride, A... 181
| Lumley Creek, Freetown wee ... 183° Scott, Rev and Mrs. Irving _ ... rao
! : Market, Freetown ae = ... 185 Smith, Nurse Petrie and Her Mother 19, 234
Mende Boys at Futa ... ae ... 151 Stedeford, Rev. C. Zs ae Een
i Round the Orange Tree, Futa ... .. 61 Stedeford, Rev. J. B. ... as ... 210
i New Mission House, Tikonko ... ... 25 Stobie, Rev. and Mrs. W. R. and Miss
} | “Tikonko Towers’’ eee 62, 63 Longbottom a ee ae 69, 225
‘ A “Will he never come?” ... oe .. 4 Two Miao Headmen _... sx .-. 182
“a Tofiki ee =o ae so ... 205
i HOME AND GENERAL Victoria Parlx College Group ... = 9G
SS g : Wang Yin aes ae es ... 195
' Allenby Bridge Over the Jordan .. 41 Warren, Mrs. ee fs ee SY)
i Baby Helen Cae os ee ... 27 Wu Hsin Shuen, Dr. ©... ioe ... 207
Church in Arctic Regions See .. 14 Yang, Mr, and Mrs. C. H. and Mr.
| Jericho oe 3 ee es AD and Mrs. C. I. se ee 23, 24
i i Jerusalem Drinkseller ... aie ... 43 Yang Chih ae me on PS
| THE IMPELLING MOTIVE.
i i Se ‘THE motives to mission work, to preaching the Gospel, can never be found ina
i command as such. We read the command of Jesus in the Gospel: ‘Go ye into
j | all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature,’ and we know by experienee
| that for multitudes it does not constitute a motive at all. They are quite well aware
1 of it, but they quite easily ignore it. It only acts as a motive in those who have
| themselves been won by Christ, who realise what an unspeakable gift God has given
| usin His Son, and who feel spontaneously the impulse to impart it. There may be
i i | degrees in this realisation, but it is most keen and vital—it operates most potently asa
i | | motive for preaching the Gospel in those who have apprehended Christ in His character
i as a propitiation. In comparison with the Christianity which has this grasp on the
| | heart of the New Testament revelation every other is anzemic; it is the passion of
i ; #3 Jesus the Redeemer which alone evokes a responsive passion in sinful hearts. Ic is this
which opens men’s mouths at testimony meetings; it is this which raises up evan-
i gelists; it is this and nothing else which will send them for the name of Jesus to the
ite uttermost parts of the earth.’’—Dr. JAmMEs DENNEY. : |
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ROBABLY in no period of history slonary societies share in common, in- iii Ht s
has it been so fitting to call the open- cluding: the provision of Christian litera- | Z
ing year “new” as it is to-day. His- ture, the removal of social evils, the i |
tory has moved with such steady uniform- improvement of education, the protection Hl Wi os
ity that a new year usually has brought of native rights, the training of preachers, i i
nothing new. Now the rapid progress of teachers and doctors, and the occupation aa
events makes each year register such an of areas unreached by evangelizing agen- il |
advance that it is not only new in the | 1
order of time, but also new in character \ i]
and in possibilities. | This is particularly ig nae i me
true with regard to the development of or | | |
that world-wide missionary enterprise of a mS, | i
which this periodical is an “echo.” ae Sens Be % | ie
The year 1929 will begin a new chap- ae ng a j 3 Hy eet
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gave distinction to 1928. Succeeding on ay —— pe sre i i |i
years have shown clearly that the World ger 4 — iH |
Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh He # ee i Ti
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era in Christian Missions. “As the out- we Bele. WN te ia 8s on ie
come of work then begun the missionary /@ i Bay os i Hi ||
movement throughout the world is being UN a Oe Wd ee
organized on a _ co-operative basis. ; Bh | a A ae eit
National Christian Councils have been : a gee hie |
formed in various missionary lands, and § a | | I) hy
these Councils comprise the various mis- eae onl pate WET
sionary societies operating within the (ey age ae He
national sphere. Space will not permit [am ieee We ie
more than a summary reference to the [Rie Fe : i i
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cies. The only incentive which has built God led His servants into the path of
up, and still maintains, this universal co- unity in faith as well as in service. This .
operative system is the incentive found in Message is a powerful challenge to the
mutual help and advantage. The rela- secularized civilization which is striving
tion of every missionary society to it is for the mastery of the world. Those who
ee || | governed by the voluntary principle. Con- study the Message will be in the same
i | sequently a few societies have preferred position as the Sanhedrin when they be-
me) to remain unattached, but they are only held the lame beggar, whom Peter and
; i } few. No Missionary Board is committed John had restored, standing before them
to a policy, or a method, it is not prepared -—‘‘they could say nothing against it.”
i to endorse. On such a free and volun- Nothing can be said against Christianity
S| | | tary principle it is surprising that such a when it is faithfully presented. A grander ~
i widespread organization could have been programme for the race could not be con-
: i} established. It is a striking evidence of ceived than the one shown in the Mes-
Wy the essential unity of the Christian Church sage to be implicit in the Gospel of Christ.
ee | | when engaged in active service for the The effects of the Jerusalem findings
oB extension of the Kingdom of God. It also cannot be estimated. They will dominate
Rea || | indicates clearly the leading of the One, the thought of missionary workers for
“f | Spirit Who guides all Churches in their the next decade; they will win for the
oot ; endeavour to fulfil the Divine purpose. It missionary cause more numerous advo-
) might have been expected that a fabric cates and more effective advocacy. They
a | | apparently so slender in structure, without may lead to the whole Church of Christ
eS || any material buttress to strengthen it, being mobilized for the fulfilment of her
} | would not survive the shaking of the great commission.
SS mations in the great war. It has survived, The exalted position which Jesus Christ
a and is, indeed, stronger than ever. By holds in the estimation of all nations
| cautious and tentative steps, like adven- gives the brightest hope for the New
tures in co-operation, this movement has Year. However they may discount Chris-
proceeded since 1910, growing in influ- ftians and Churches men in all lands
ence, and winning the confidence, both extol the peerless glory of Jesus Christ.
t | of the Boards at the Home Base and the Missions have already won this great
| rising Churches in missionary lands. triumph. Universally Christ is above
i At Jerusalem a further stage in the criticism. In India, a deed of sacrifice
S advance of the co-operative missionary meriting the highest praise is described,
i movement was attained in the adoption even by Hindus, as “Christ-like.” What
of a constitution, and by the creation of a helpful condition for missionary work
| an International Missionary Council, has been created when a Chinese writer
| composed of duly elected representatives expresses the need of his country in the
H ‘of the various National Councils. Three following words: ‘China needs Christ.
HH secretaries were appointed: Dr. Warns- China needs Christ who is simple and
ah huis, in America, and Mr, J. H. Oldham, not hopelessly entangled in creeds and
i M.A., and Rev. W. Paton, M.A., in dogmas; China needs a Christ who is
} England. natural and not foreign ; China needs a
A still greater achievement at Jeru- Christ who is united and not divided ;
I salem, which more definitely marks the China needs a Christ who is constructive
) opening’ of a new epoch in the mission- and not destructive ; China needs a Christ
i i ary enterprise, was the formulation of who will save and who will be her friend
| ’ the Christian Message in a form which unto the end. : ° Christian mission-
obtained the assent of the assembled aries and Chinese Church workers who
{ representatives. | Those representatives can introduce men and women to the real
i “were gathered from the ancient churches Jesus are needed in China now more than
Hi | -of the West and the new churches of the ever before. Our people are rubbing
| | i East, people of various nationalities and their eyes, they are standing on tiptoe,
| creeds. They found their common and with outstretched hands are crying,
| | | ground, and framed a Message embrac- ‘We want to see Jesus.’ ”’
cin | aa ing the essentials of the Christian faith, Our Church is moving in step with
i | and declaring the social and international the wider missionary advance. There
| amplications of the Gospel of Christ. are several indications that the New Year
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will mark the opening of a new epoch in Mr. W. H. Laughton, M.Sc., will sail | Ht} BS
our own missionary history. Our mis- on January 18th. He will develop our i tl
sionaries will be resuming their work educational work in accord with govern- I ii} :
after the long evacuation. They will ment requirements, and in loyalty to il i] sa
resume it under new conditions; they . missionary aims. We expect this year ij | i} ssi
will stand in new relations with the will see our first hospital erected in Meru. i| | es
Churches they have seen growing under In West Africa likewise our advance cat) | |
their ministry. The Churches have arrived will be maintained. Rev. W. J. Doidge, i} il ee
at the adult stage when they claim the B.D., has been designated to join Mr. il iti oes
right to manage their own affairs. It is Lamb in the work at Tikonko, in Vin! |i
our desire to see them assume that Mendeland. ii] | te
responsibility, and we shall make it as I recount these things that our readers iil i
easy as possible for them to do so. They may see what new and alluring possi-. il \|
need to grow in knowledge and spiritual- bilities are presented by the opening HH i) |e
ity as well as in power and independence, year. That this year may not be a mere aM %
and they fully realize their dependence _ repetition of the last, let it be our resolve ti | i se
upon the missionary for the higher forms to add something new to the part we t| Hii fas
of ministry. take as individuals in promoting our mis- i it] 2
In Africa also there are signs that the . sionary work. Let it be a new year | 1 j a
New Year will witness the beginning’ of because of some new form of service or i | | =:
anew epoch. The first fully qualified sacrifice; then it will surely become a i i BS
educationist to join our staff in Kenya, new year also both in joy and in reward. HH i ae
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Thirty Years On. Rev. A.C. LAMB, BSc | ||
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O-DAY I haye taken up again coffee plantation laid down by Mr. Good- i {i
T “Mendeland Memories’? and re- man. The second was the stone founda- ul yh) || ee
read the story of the early days in tions of the first Mission house. They i) iii)
Tikonko. It has come with added mean- have been dug up and used again in the I i g
ing when I have realised that last year we new house which has arisen thirty yards li i |
commemorated the thirtieth anniversary away. The third is in the plain stone Hl] 1H
of that rebellion in which the first Tikonko coping which covers the well which forms i) : i g
Mission perished. In April, 1898, the fires the last resting-place of the African at Hi |
of war broke out; within three months workers killed in the rebellion. i } |
they had been quelled, but by that time It would be wrong, however, to suppose li i 1
not a scrap of the labours of the Messrs. that the work of those days had perished i } ||
Goodman, Micklethwaite, the Vercoes and to such an extent, or that its remains at
their African assistants seemingly re- have been absorbed into our modern work i} i Hi | i
mained. only in a material sense. Certain things He |
I have been trying to contrast that still remain after thirty years to hearten Wi Jie
early Mission with this latest effort of ours. us and cheer. } Hi :
I am obliged to depend upon books for First there is the memory of the medical i i} se
my knowledge of the earlier days, but work done by Mr. Goodman. Simple and Hi Teel
perhaps I can indicate some of the in- unpretentious as it was, it was the means Wee
fluences which still remain, some of the of saving Mr. Goodman’s life in a critical HY 1 Hl
changes for the better, and some of the hour, and still it remains as a gracious ih Hi ig
changes which, from our point of view, memory in the hearts of many folk in this i ; | |
are for the worse. town. It is my regret that at present I Hawt Ue
ee am unable to do practically anything in Wa
What Remains of the First Mission. this direction. Neither time, nor resources, iil a ue
When I came to Tikonko first, there nor skill, I must confess, enable me to do i f i
were perhaps three visible signs of the old much, yet I am sure that in this work ii it
Mission left. One was the remains of a_ there is a right royal road to the hearts of ii i i
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thesefpeople. I have been stirred deeply kened to a sense of the ‘importance of this
E at times when I have been asked to help work, and both are taking substantial
| some poor sufferer, and been forced to steps to cope with it. We, hampered by
confess my utter inability, through the lack of funds and men, must. perforce hold
| dreadful character te their ee The _ back. (ory
Sl | other Protestant Missions in the pro- s '
. i i tectorate, the United Brethren in Christ Some of the First-Fruits.
a | and the Wesleyan Methodists, have awa- In the service this morning, the head
1 Z sitar Uae : teacher, a Mende
i f ES ; e : a fee man himself,
ere ie Sr ee linked the Pente-
= || i een he gece costal message to
ee | ee Sees $= the subject of
ui : ; ce eee these thoughts.
Seer : . m ee That early work
S| a ee . Y ees Sees had not been
My i ee a, ree @ fruitless, he said,
Sa | F : RON RRS eee Sa | Ns se : because since
He Se a OAS oo ee OI TCaS aed fe then, and in des-
: | : | ca ge Boks St RE te le pite of the innu-
Hi F SOS Looe. eRe Sa Ves merable draw-
> | i ; 5: os = a SE oe 'S z Bie LY , ees ;
|| 4 ee Ak ie ON, on ® backs through
| i : eo Bed 3 BA ies ee which our work
| | i — Soa Pea ie Ae has suffered, the
= | Be Holy Sout ie
Hi F a Soe re See = was the hearts of His
| Bo er ee people, and awa.
4 | ; aa ea ors Bee oN kening in them a
| i} Ea ae Bs Soa Pm a aS Bey sense of the true
i Pain he cls. /~ as won tle obs our
i BSS taba Se ; Soe ae Christian Mission.
bs arcs | Ae I feel it true. I
44 cS } aime oe Se ee y En inns Seca
| eS nk a | a ieee, do not think it
a ee x ad a mere chance that
| a eee : the son of Mr
' SEE a Be gin Goodman’s “boy”
j | Ra is now one of
| ee ; our teachers at
Sie Sig op Jaen 4 Tikonko, and a
| i Sag oI aa trusted and ca-
ie —— eres pable worker. He
| Nex ee ry 1s the grandson of
' ie east tin ae : 2 ct ce
) 4 a a who gave e€
i ark Set, Sa, Mission land. |
ee Pee ane a Another grand-
i es oi ucy iti ee 2 son isa teacher at
i ee oe the neighbouring
| || Ss a station of Bendu,
| | | oe and developing
into a_ reliable
Gee Me and acceptable
i> saps 3 worker. One of
| “Will he never come?’: [Photo by Mr. Stanley Sowton, per favour of W.M.U.S. the pupus in the
| A Mende boy looking longingly into the empty teacher’s house, which newly opene d
i i the people had built in anticipation of‘the coming of the Missionary.
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training institute bears thenameof Vercoe— The Christian Forces. Hi | ‘cs
another gracious memory coming into play. Let me briefly state the Christian forces | i] oe
Onecouldmultiplyinstancesofhowthegood in the Protectorate at the present time. i
influences of that early work are coming in- United: Breth a Chifiat il i) ;
to the light after thirty years have passed. te A ee ats | ||
: Easily the leading place is taken by the HH
The Memorial Well. ; United Brethren in Christ Mission, an byt) || ee
There are, however, darker influences at_ American body which concentrates the I | |
work, born of those days. The rebellion {yj} missionary force of a Church of lI | oe
was not directed against English people, 450,000 members on to this field, and who ti} | ||
but against English-speaking people, and jaye made no mistake in concentrating HH | |
the majority of the thousand British on the work among the pagan peoples in ii | Se
subjects who were killed by the native )\ende country, Timne country, and Hi i
peoples were Sierra Leonians, who, as especially in the Konno country. Quietly il i
traders, teachers, and missionaries, had and steadily a vigorous Church life is i ith :
entered the protectorate. The Memorial ¢rowing among these peoples by reason II i |e
Well, a few yards from my hut, covers two of their work. Two leading features of Hy i) e
of them, and is inscribed with: the names this work consist in the crention paid to i i) | |
of the three who suffered, Campbell, the training of the Protectorate boys in II (| ||
Roberts, and Johnson. WhenTopenedour the Albert Academy at Freetown, a train- | i) | | a
new station at Bandajuma, the old chief ing which is largely industrial, and not Hi | fe
spoke to me of the old days when troops merely academical; and in the great ll Hi | | es
first settled in his town, of the hatred and attention given to the women’s work. Hi |
bitterness caused, and of the deep resent- None who come in contact with the itt Hi su
ment in their hearts. Whatever of good \ende can doubt the influence which the i 4]
feeling had existed seemed to have been omen exert. There are always strong I) Hi BS
effectually subdued: contempt, scorn, and ponds knitting sons to their mothers, and il i) eB
hate taking its place. to the U.B.C. Church belong the credit of Hh | =
Then, again, there are sides to the tackling, in no uncertain way, the training lH | | |
Mende man’s character, which, though for- and the evangelisation of the women-folk. ea |
bidden expression, still exist as potent ft js the crucial point in the winning of HW |
mental forces. A friendly sub-chief often the Mende to Christ. No. less than i rh dy
calls round for a chat. He is a farmer, ¢ighteen of the workers are women, four Hl | | R
and, like all farmers, has his little grumbles. of +hem being in the large and vigorous Wim
Unlike his fellow farmer in England, he girls’ school at Moyamba, and_ others HH i
does not grumble at the weather, he gets feing scattered throughout the field. Hy i iiz
‘little chance for that. But he regrets very - ; i Hy HT
deeply that slavery is no more, and that ane Roman Catholics. ani Wi
neither by purchase nor warfare can he The Roman Catholic Church is accom- | mt 1
get slaves to brush and make his. farm. plishing much in the Protectorate, tt rough Wit i |
The grosser superstitions of the. Mendes "© have to be Be catholic to oe ee lh ! He} dy
have been. suppressed, such as_ those ; e tee ee eee ADOWE Hee po zi é oS I eel
finding expression in. the Wunde, Human h ae ay eey: Bee eee be le Wh Hi) |
Leopard, and other secret societies. The ole eee They ae sore z A | | i
mental attitude which begot these things uo 4 wuceuind ns, o ee or dee tt es Hiei ii
cannot be suppressed, outwardly, at any Bes See eee Oye ae ee eel
rate. The superstitions of -the people still COS | Hi i
remain as an almost invincible stronghold The Wesleyans. He I
of darkness. The “devils” are the uni- In Eastern Mendeéland the Wesleyan Wh i
versal explanation of. the unknown. . As I Methodists have accomplished in five li i 1 os,
pass through the town I pass the smith at years what is perhaps the most progressive Wit |
work making small rings and other charms, _ piece of missionary work in the Protecto- Hae iii
whilst on every man, woman, and child rate. Six men, three missionaries’ wives, Hi |
you may see at least one charm, generally and three sisters are at present the staff ii ) {| z
an intricate mixture of hair, finger nails, of their field. Their training institute i md
and other things mixed with fat, and serves not alone as a centre for the training ii aH |i
often blessed by the Mohammedan priest. of teachers and evangelists, but also for | i Wha
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| the prosecution of a vigorous evangelical immediate future much of this will have
H campaign. At Segbwema there is a girls’ to be concentrated into the ordinary
| school, whilst a dispensary there is shortly school curriculum. So much for the pro-
to give place to a hospital. To the Wes- gramme, but what of its carrying out ?
leyan missionaries future workers here will Until the burden of this country lies deeper
be indebted on account of the translation on our hearts, it is safe to say that it will
S| work which they have done. They have remain unfulfilled. The responsibility _
aS revised the whole of the New Testament, lies with the youth of our Church to hear
a | re-translating most of it anew. Anewand and answer the call of Mendeland-
. | better Mende hymnal has been issued, a arts of the Old Testament translated, : :
. | a a catechism and other matter. What Natives Think about
= || Themselves.
iy Ourselves. ech s
|| Lastly, what of ourselves ? WHAT do primitive people think about
| As far as stations in this area are con- eee oe e oe pews aes a on
oe | cerned, we are working in seven chiefdoms, : Dee eae aoc Lanse tesa
2 | Ae Sie GP WhiGh: wWew are Working solely «. mussionary: asked an untutored African
oe i : aS ¥Y such questions he would in all likelihood
es among the Mende people. Bo is the one Ps = ais cee me $
= : - a eens CS get no answer. The questions would not
i) exception. Five of the stations are com- “ os aly dee
of : paratively new, two of them being founded be understood. But the inquiry is not un-
Sy only last Sar WAe haves Bite wae eee important, or important only to ethnolo-
| e rea ear EN ese ea = “gists. Missionaries are compelled to
a ||| sionary upon this field. He is assisted by study what lies behind the customs of
Hii two African ministers, one taking charge primitive people, lest in misunderstand-
Se at Bo and the other resident at Tikonko. ing and misinterpreting them they do
In addition to these we have a staff of five serious damage to the cause they have at
oy 4 agents and eleven teachers. The only heart. No worthy superstructure can be
work we do at the present is the ordinary erected by missionaries among: primitive
educational and preaching work, the people without a study of the foundations
j { latter being touched only on Sundays, — of native thought. ‘
asarule. There are however other services In “The ‘Soul’ of the Primitive,” by
] 14 held during the week. The women remain Lucien Levy-Bruhl (Allen and Unwin ;
1 untouched by our ministrations, and there 12s. 6d.) the author makes a minute study
| ave but few girls in our schools. Recently of the primitive’s conception of himself
i we have started a small training institution in his relations with his social group.
i at Tikonko, which we hope will become in’ The book is translated by Mrs. L. A.
| time a centre for evangelisation, as well as Clare, and is a vatuable contribution to
| a training centre for teachers. We alone our understanding’ of the primitive’s
| of the leading Protestant Missions are not “soul.” The book reads like a romance,
ti touching the medical side of missionary and is the result of a prolonged and
Se work. A. third sphere of work as yet careful study of a fascinating’ field of in-
i untouched in the Protectorate is that of vestigation. It would seem that among
} i vocational training, and this will have to â„¢any primitive races there is ao word
remain untouched while the English staff which carresponds with our word soul.
| is limited to one man. It is regarded as a sort of “appurten-
praca ance” of the individual. It can be placed
‘ Whose the Responsibility ¢ _ in a tree-top, on a friend’s head, in his |
\ What we need immediately may be finger-nail, or in any other hiding-place, |
i | briefly summed up—an increased staff to and the individual is safe so long as it
i | | enable one man to give his time to super- yemains undiscovered by an enemy.
| I vision entirely; an Englishman always Many regard their shadow as_ their
on the spot in Tikonko, especially com- “goul,” or one of their souls, for some
| i 4 cerning himself with the training institute; admit they have several.
| women who will face the problem—and The book is a storehouse of remark-
| it will bea difficult one to face—of winning able facts concerning primitive people,
Lor the girls and women to Christ ; and lastly, and the author places us in his debt by
| medical work. Vocational work will be giving us a volume of such extraordinary
i needed too, but for the present and more _ interest.
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Watch-Tower. Rev. W. ALEX GRIST. [1 Im
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HE approach of the New Year sends China has been subjected to ruthless tests, | Hi
T our thoughts back again to January but it has attested its fitness to survive. I ||
1st, 1928. How changed the situa- Once again we hear the great voice which ay <
tion everywhere, and how altered our out- John heard in Patmos: “And he that il || | ieee
look for the future! A year ago our overcometh, and he that keepeth My ii i} See
missionaries had nearly all left their works unto the end, to him will I give HH) i} os
stations by consular advice, and now they @Uthority . . and I will give him the Ht) | |
have returned with new colleagues. We â„¢0rmung star. , ee : i i oe
welcome the coming of January rst with How great the joy of our missionaries Oh) |e
. increased faith in the on-marching purposes to return to their stations and to find that | i}
RCod: their work has not been uprooted. The Hii (|)
Churches have not remained where they i i} Sy
Return of A week ago the Rev. leftthem: there is a deepened self-conscious- | | Hh &
Mission Frank Turner sent fus ness; they have probably been touched tH ii +
Property. the cheering news that with nationalist pride and super-sensitive- I | i) | | oe
Dr. C. T. Wang, Foreign ness ;_but they have been glad to welcome i |) |
Minister at Nanking, “desired to return at their missionaries as elder brothers in the HH | ||
once to the Missions all property, situated faith. Mr. and Mrs. Hudspeth took risks Hl | ie
in all parts of China, under control of the which the Consul refused to share, when if i) || Bs
Nationalist Government.’’ This message they resolved to proceed to Chaotong, and vt a
came through the Foreign Minister’s as they reached our several mission eel pe
secretary, Mr. Samuel Shen, who, says ‘ Ht | |
Mr. Turner, is ‘‘an earnest Christian man, HH iil ae
well known to members of the Church in il Hi fs
China.” A similar communication comes | ik | >
from the Rev. J. W. Heywood, who is Hy \| es
hoping that our Wenchow College will be HI i
handed back to our Mission before Mr. : ii} Hi ae
Chapman arrives. iW 1
Hea
China not We have read a great deal i i
Anti- about the anti-religious Wh
Religious. movements in China, of | I} | &
students who avow them- i . i
selves to be atheists, and there is reason to a a
think that the inherent rationalism of the és, Rs Ht i
Chinese has been reinforced by Bolshevist [PRR S. é | | 1 iis
materialism ; and yet, in spite of all such eo, S| ii } i |
eddies of thought, the main current of ek ee Some it i oe
Chinese thought and feeling is not anti |= ; ree Ht ni ie
religious. A great and an effectual door =k ae : i | iH ;
is opened for the missionary, though there i Wil ik
are many adversaries. One of the en- ee ae Si vn il) wi
couraging facts is that there is an in- a li Hi | te
| digenous Chinese Church. There are ; = Al Hl Hh
400,000 Evangelical Christians in China, x oar ee it i}
and although most of these are probably : ae a)
spiritually immature, yet they have re- |- I i) i]
mained faithful to Christ throughout the : : | Hie i
internecine struggles of their nation. They | - ae ae ee a) | ti i el
have been threatened, robbed, and scorned |" ee = | Hi i z
as “running dogs of the foreigner,’ and | eserety se SAS et a We ] os
yet they have attested their loyalty to the Se pp eet eN arias ith Hi 1
Christian Church. This infant Church of How Gissaues travelled in iietenlg aaye: | } , 1] |
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From the Watch-Tower
stations, they were received as heralds of will join with us in incessant prayer that
| peace, and treated as though they were a locwm tenens may be found. Dr. Stede-
| ambassadors. ford refuses furlough till a doctor is on the
On her journey Miss Squire received a spot to take up his work.
Hi | letter from Miss Shuang Mei Lee, antici- Principal Redfern will be taking his
|| pating the return of her beloved friend, furlough next spring, and Mr. Ronald
=H and announcing that the new term of the Sheppard, B.Sc., the son of the Rev. G. W.
oe Girls’ School had begun with ninety pupils. Sheppard, now of the B. & F. Bible Society
i } at Shanghai, will sail from this country on
| Joy in The Rev. J. W. Heywood the S.S. Khiva,”’ January roth, to supply
a Wenchow. writes: “Monday, Oct. for Mr. Redfern at the Tongshan College.
a 29th, was a_red-letter ;
se || day in the history of our Educational In view of the needs of
Hi Wenchow Mission. The s.s. ‘Hae-an’ Work in our Mission in East Africa,
| arrived, with five British missionaries— ast Africa. Mr. W. H. Laughton,
: i Mr. and Mrs. Stobie, Mr. and Mrs. Scott, M.Sc.,ason of the manse,
ee || and Miss Petrie Smith. Mr. Chapman is leaves London on January 18th. By this
i soon to follow... . The welcome they appointment we are trying to meet the
oh a received will long be a pleasant memory, Clamant need in Kenya for the efficient
5 and augurs well for the future. education of the Africans.
ee “ Our City congregations are improving. From Mazeras the Rev. J. B. Griffiths
S| | Wednesday evening Evangelistic Services sends a greeting to all United Methodists.
Hi} are being successfully held without trouble, He confesses that, while his love for his
Sf and with good audiences. A Saturday work increases, the range of his itinerations
evening Bible Class is attended by some 1s more severely limited. He pays a
f | fifteen young men. In the first seven beautiful tribute to the character and fine
months of this year 9,000 Scripture Por- work of the Rev. A. G. V. Cozens.
| tions were sold. A new edition of our With much sadness we have to announce
| Mission Hymn-book has been called for, that both the Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Hopkins
{ ti and 2,000 copies have been printed in are forced to return through ill-health.
| Shanghai. The City Church hasa vigorous T hey have done very great service, and
} Christian Endeavour Society. We take will ever be associated with our Mission in
heart and look hopefully to the future.” East Africa with prayerful gratitude. They
| The Rev. Irving Scott writes: “To one leave Durban on the s.s. “Neuekerk” on
} who, like myself, passed through the up- December 17th; and expect to arrive in
i roar of 1927, Shanghai at present is a city England about the middle of January.
of peace. Wenchow, too, is at peace once
aly more. A couple of excursions into the Thrilling It is plain that the year
i city have revealed it with a different Calls to 1929 is coming to us with
complexion from the heated, wrathful one Prayer and increased missionary re-
L i it wore in February last when we evacuated. Service. sponsibility. It. comes
The prospects of our work grow brighter with thrilling calls to prayer and service,
* with the passing days.” and demands of us that we shall make our
‘| Our young missionary wears the star of Christianity real by sacrifice. This great
} i hope on his brow, and tells us joyfully that work overseas is aligned with our work at
| Mrs. Scott has taken to the Chinese people, home. Big tasks demand big souls. We
f | liking them from the start. dare not go back at any part of the battle-
i ae | line. The call comes to us from the old
| Wanted: One thing our Com- slums and from new suburbs, from the
me | a Doetor. mittee is anxious about, travailing of a New China, and from un-
i is that our search for a developed Africa. Pray, therefore, that
Te doctor to relieve Dr. Stedeford at Wen- 1929 may bring us all the joy of doing
ieee chow has not yet—at the time of writing something to help the coming of the King-
these lines—been successful. Our readers dom in every land.
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Does Christ Meet {|
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the Universal Need? MAN IE
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E are all world citizens to-day. reality of the universe; in Him we find | 1} fe
\W The Christian Church in any land God incarnate, the final, yet ever un- I oo
has a world mission : it has always folding, revelation of the God in whom we Hi i i en
had, but during the last hundred years live and move and have our being. | Wit | iS a
there has been a steady growth in the con- There is an illuminating discussion, by i} | Zs
sciousness of the world-task of the Church. recognised authorities, of the distinctive if itt cc
In this the Church and the capitalist jom character of the Christian message in iH} i || Be
hands ; one seeks the evangelisation of relation to non-Christian systems. Thus Hil | af
the world, and the other seeks the trade of we have chapters on Christianity and i Hl
the world. But the motives and ideals of Hinduism; Christianity and Confucianism ; | 1
the two may differ in many respects. We Religious Values in Confucianism ; Chris- ii i oy
say they may differ, though they need not tianity and Buddhism; Christianity and | Hath ;
inany fundamentalsense. Butasuccessful [slam ; Secular Civilisation and the Chris- | | ¥
trader may never grow out of his racial tian Task. The second part of the book vt) |
prejudices ; he may never feel a common gives an account of the sessions of the I} i :
brotherhood with his world-customers. To Council ; part three is particularly helpful | } ii 2 y
the Christian missionary the world is a in that the case for evangelisation is set i) |
household of faith. As the Rev. E. W. forth by such powertul writers as Dr. i | ee
Hirst says im his stirring book, “Ethical Robert E. Speer, Dr. J. A. Mackay, and Ht 1) =
Love,’ we substitute for the parochial spirit Dr. Temple, the new Archbishop of York. I | Hl oe
the International Mind, and then go on to Part four contains the statement adopted I f HH
aspire after a Domestic World. by the Council, “The Christian Message,’’ | ! | se
An invaluable book to all students of a document which many believe will | 1) ||
world-movements has recently been pub- possess profound historical significance. We | ssc
lished by the Oxford University Press: Indeed it cannot possibly be otherwise. | i sas
“The Christian Life and Message in One cannot read this book unmoved. ii i
Relation to Non-Christian Systems.”’ (5s.) What a remarkable demonstration of the il 1 tee
It is the Report of the remarkable Inter- success of missions the Jerusalem Council i | Wedd]
national Missionary Council held at Jeru- affords! To the older Churches the Council il | |
salem last Easter. It is to be feared that spoke a needful message: That in the il it
the significance of that gathering has not supreme task of world evangelism our a
yet been realised by Christian people; divisions do not count; the younger i HI :
but this book should do much to remedy Churches are going right back to Christ, i | Hi |;
this. When it is remembered that fifty and have little use for the denomina- | ' ie
different races were represented in the tionalism of the older communities. In i | iia
Council, and that of the two hundred and fact, they regard our divisions as a great i !
fifty delegates two hundred of them were hindrance; one Chinese speaker com- ik ! i} :
nationals from the native churches, it will plained of the one hundred and thirty- el i &
be seen that many elements of discord eight distinct Christian bodies proclaiming iH El
might have operated to make calm delibera- Christ in China, to the vast confusion of | l; i | \z
tion difficult. But the unity of the Council simple minds. But the main impression | i | ‘
Was one of its most striking features. left on the mind by this stimulating book | i Ve
What was the main question discussed is the greatness of the opportunity for the |] Wn
in the Council? Briefly this: Is Chris- presentation throughout the world of WW i
tianity—that is, the revelation of God in evangelical Christianity. If the Church en |i
Christ—something unique, possessing su- can recover her unity, appreciate the Te iii
preme value, and providing a real and _ strength of her spiritual resources, catch ii i 1h
satisfying answer to the problems of life a new vision of the splendour and glory of ne
and the needs of men everywhere? With Christ, and be baptised with a new passion WW] i
no dissension the conclusion was reached for the souls of men, then the prophecy a i
that Christ transcends all others; in Him of Christ’s ultimate dominion will not long i i | |
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1929. be a nuisance! “Hospital equipment if
E give hearty greetings to our You like, but no cmematograph.”
W PAA aTeAt = home sands Oveigeas: Evidently our Lantern Bureau Secretary
The Misstonary Ecuo finds its â„¢ust be content with ordinary photographs
i | way into many countries, and has, we for the Preoe ne ss . ‘
know, many friends. Our main purpose ie ; :
a is to kindle missionary entnGeiasn by The Late Mr. M. C. Wong.
a i | spreading missionary information. Our At the welcome-meeting of Miss Beer
i missionaries, of course, provide most of and Miss Coombs at Ningpo an able address
this information, and we hope to publish was given in English by Mr. M. C. Wong.
| | stories of our work overseas from an in- It is with sorrow that we record that Mr.
| creasing number of them. The fifth book Wong passed away after a brief illness on
I of the New Testament is entitled “The Acts | November 8th.
Si of the Missionaries.” The final chapter of Rev. H. Tomlinson writes: “As a |
il that, book has not yet been written: The Mission we feel that we have suffered a
Si | missionary magazines of the world all tremendous loss. Mr. Wong was only
ae | make their contribution to that undying twenty-nine, and was the first Chinese
SH | book. x e = 3 secretary of the Mission. He carried out
( his duties with unswerving loyalty and
“J : Rey. Frank Dymond. tireless energy ; indeed, we had come to
| Rev. Frank Dymond sends us an in- feel that he was one of the mainstays of
| teresting letter from Yunnanfu. He says the Mission. Intellectually endowed above
| i the evangelistic work is most encouraging ; the average, and well trained, he placed
\ the anti-foreign spirit has practically his whole resources at the service of his
at disappeared. There is a wonderful change Master. We sorrow greatly at his early
j in the relation of the people towards the death, for we felt he was a man who
missionaries. would have done great things for China.”
Commenting on a remark made in a ; * 4
previous issue concerning a cinematograph ,
apparatus for Dr. F. S. Dymond in West What are Young Africans to Read?
| ii China, Mr. Dymond says that his son There is a rapidly growing reading public
| could make no use of such an apparatus in Africa, but very little for it to read.
i at Chaotong, and hopes that no one will Rev. E. W. Smith recently said that it
i | sendjhim one. In fact, such a gift would was estimated that 1,800,000 young Afri-
| f cans in British
Hi | ‘ a = Africa had been
! ed fi 2 — taught to read,
| i | OP Ss o<Â¥ but there were
RY | | Gee a an very few books
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i A. 43 / ram { them: Parts of
, i : foe eee | + ¢ Ae, E y 3 AR fi fs i the Bible had
ecemmay |e Pe CM meee 1 I translated
es Le s as a: os a been tr (
J e %} | owe = at oo into many dia-
: Veet’, te rae 6S. | . lects, also cate-
‘| ' caer : 4] A eo es reo
fi inl Pi. tae pm i een chisms and other
: Saale a BO: aa i | —~ religious books,
1 ae. oe a Ci bee’ | te j ae but there was
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i a y . A & - ae «ing of the story
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MW | | ame | or these voung
| Four of our workers at Hsien Tien. Mr. Wong LPhoto, Rev. K. W. May]. mae: . vee
i 1 i (cisineselon tats: Mr. Chang (Miao) rext. Two the rapid ad- ,
Taten in Gonteacd cf our Gospel Hall : vance of the
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educational movement in Africa the need Miss Joyce H. Blott goes out by the i \
is urgent for books in native languages and above boat to marry the Rey. H. T. Cook, il i
dialects. + * * * Tientsin. iH !
Mr. W. H. Laughton, M.Sc., sails for i | ia
In the Pygmy Forest. 58: _ East Africa in He s.s. ‘Modasa’”’ on | iil ets
One of the outstanding personalities of January 18th. Hh) | | ee
the African Church is Apolo of the Pygmy ek ee ip i ! |
Forest. His official title is Canon Apolo : i Si
Kivebulaya, of the Church Missionary Rey. R. T. Worthington. i | ss
Society. It was from Alexander Mackay The address of the Rev R. T. Worthing- ty tii :
that Apolo’first heard the story of the love ton 1s Meru, via Nairobi, Kenya Colony, HN I oe
of God in Christ Jesus, and, finding Christ East Africa ; not as in the “ Minutes.” HT
for himself, he longed to tell his fellow Africans that Jesus loved them. This is Brighter Skies in Wenchow van :
how Apolo began his work among the little : a
people in the vast pygmy forest. Rev. IRVING SCOTT. at oe)
* * * * GOOD start and a good finish our i, | ae
“Apolo of the Pygmy Forest” was A party had to their journey. The i i! =
published some time ago, and now Rev. — sun shone on us as we left London i H| se
A. B. Lloyd has written a continuation of and it beamed on us brightly as we entered AV iy that story, “More about Apolo,” which Wenchow. A happy correspondence, one | i} &S
the C.MS. issue at sixpence. Truly Apolo might say, with the “brighter skies” this i || |
is a saint and hero. The story of his work YCat has brought for our work in i i | es
among the pygmies is a wonderful record. Wenchow. : SS A | HH} Fat
It was suggested to him recently that he All the foreign staff of our Mission was HET AEH ‘
should visit England. He said he would 0? the landing stage to greet us as well as ii} it ae
dearly love to see the wonders of this land; 4 large number of Chinese: the Chinese | hi) |Z
but before he consented he must seek Chairman, Mr. T’oa, friends from the city Hh tH pus
God’s will about it. Next morning he church, boys, ahmahs, coolies, a bouquet | i} ts
came.to Mr. Lloyd and said, “Last night of familiar faces. How glad they were and i iH p
I prayed very much to God about what We were that we had come safely to the i} |
you asked me. I should love to tell the end of our voyage. WV i
people of the great needs of the work out The city is quiet and peaceful, and the ani
here. But, oh sir, it cannot be. Think of atmosphere of hate and resentment which We il
my poor people to be left without their was evident in the February of last year, a
shepherd; there is no one to take my when we evacuated the city, has disap- i !
place.” With such. men as, Apolo in peared. The Chinese are happier, too, a
‘Africa—and there are many of them— though the reason one man gave—that 1
who can doubt Africa’s redemption ? the rich are poorer and the poor are richer— WBE
< . ae rs may not be true. aa ee
An Excellent Example. - : At any rate, a time of peace and quiet i | 1) ie
At Baitaek Bale Chie as Oe Gar assures them of provision for the winter. Ht i | g
smaller London causes, it has been the Ear ie Se on ee A a ae iH i
custom for many years to give a tenth of ee ; Hear oud ; pave scene feles CHAPS ei ie
Se eee GE Thee Sale ae Wieck +0 grain ready for the second harvest. Wel oi
Moe Since this plari was adopted _In nS ie ae es me ope i i
. ae aoheeen oe As caters signs. For if the storm of last year dic Wa ee
Pe vs arenes ere break and destroy much, it could not and aa
Bae bat; 2 ee oe b a 2 i did not destroy the roots of Christ’s Church a a :
help, but in this respect 1t beleves that set in Wenchow, and already fresh shoots Wea
it is noe blessed to Be than eoec ee are showing fine promise. I | |
oo esr ears The Chinese say how glad they are that ee a
Departure of Missionaries. we have returned to them. Some of them Hie Ht
_Mr. Ronald Sheppard, B.Sc., sails for feared we should not come back, and it is iit | e
North China in the?s.s. “Khiva” on with feelings of deep relief and oy that ti i !
January roth. they welcome us. end
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| Africa. M.Sc,
| The Motive. something, not otherwise available, to
‘ HY be a missionary? ” offer to the whole of mankind.
| W To face this frank and rea- If these two facts taken together are
Hy sonable question: requires no ¢cepted, then, to one somehow inherently
a | small amount of thought. So many @ttracted to people of other races mus-
S ‘i reasons given. in this life are only in the Sionary service commends itself for serious
a | i nature of excuses that one would have to Consideration. In particular, there came
Ht do some deep soul-searching in a very the knowledge that an educationist for
a honest frame of mind, in order to give East Africa was needed. Here was the
: anything more than the most superficial Opportunity for the crystallisation of pre-
Wi } explanation. In brief the explanation is V10Us nebulous aspirations. Within a
k : | as follows: week the offer was made and accepted.
A In the first place, various environmental
| influences, such as home, school, and The Task.
: i church, have gradually developed in one “What will you do there ? ”
| the conviction that in order to be tho- This question brings one face to face
|| roughly and sincerely Christian life in this with one of the biggest human problems
ot | : world should be one of service. Therefore, that exist to-day. Writing from England
WW this life must be regulated neither by desire Gye: has +o. be. cautions in making state-
{ for ee pore wealth, ao Dy: the ments about that which is only. known to
ai love of social prestige, nor even by the one in theory. In its simplest and most
more legitimate desire for individual se- general form the problem is that of the
ij curity and happiness. “Safety first’ is @ survival of the native and his social life.
i good motto for modern road traffic, but it primitive peoples are prone to go under
1s a very unchristian one for those who are when thrown thoughtlessly into contact
| faced with the choice of a career. with the efficient but somewhat soul-less
; ‘ Inseparably associated with the above and mechanical civilisation of the West.
i i is the confidence that Jesus Christ has Qp the other hand, it is possible that only
ii the African peoples are really physically
| | adapted to live in such a climate as that
ii : en of equatorial Africa. The harvest of
f 1 | 4 = natural wealth in Kenya is plenteous, but
j a ae ee | | the labourers are few. Many feel called to
| Seen eee exploit the riches of the land there, but
i a % probably few will be chosen by the re-
| ae 4 : morseless adjudicator, Time. They will
Hii i a j be the original inhabitants, the native
i | Bi as Pe ie 3 tribes.
i i a Le ¢ Ef, == If and when this is admitted; little need
: i P59 ie ae be said to convince the most sceptical that
a y if the native is going to stand in and
i 5 we, stand up against the overwhelming forces
i | S z* ae — of Western expansion, he must be able to
j ' —_ think clearly and see what issues are at
ae as stake.
; i ee Zs a ~~ - Moreover, personal individual morality
i ici A a is not such a clear conception to the
a tH | es ig — | African as to us. As the member of a
1 8 ii t “ONG - eS tribe he was safe, as a free man his basis
ie iat f= | of morality is gone. It-is just here that
ae Fd ee missionary education supplies a vital necd.
mat it ae mee} )6CHaving a religious basis it meets the
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being an education, it helps to carry him material and_on that basis one hopes to do 1 |
forward and upward to gain some shate in something of permanent value which may | i |
the benefits of intellectual, and provides a show itself in the increasing desire and a
new basis for moral, conduct. trained ability of the African to manage HHT Hi
*, Education will in some ways be funda- his own affairs. i | || eee
mentally different there from education From a world in which he sees God but i Hi es
here. It will be in the native language; dimly, it is certain that the African is i |) -| | Bas
it will centre all geography in Meru; and being thrust into a world startlingly new | | ||
history will find birth in tribal tradition. and apparently self-sufficient. Our su- | | || ee
With folklore as literature, the only preme task is to help him to find God, | |) || ee
book a gospel, and enough enthusiasm, even here, as we believe He can alone be il ii Be
there is the material to form part of the found in fulness, through the historic i t a
basis of our African education. With that revelation of Jesus Christ. il} i)
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Tongshan College. Principal H. S. REDFERN, MSc. Jun) WE
Se é pa ae é UNDE m
AFTER a rather exciting time when the The spirit of the school is excellent, i Hi, ;
Nationalists entered Tongshan, we now and both teachers and students are work- re | “rt
seem to be settling down here. The Col- ing with great enthusiasm. We are now Wn j a
| lege has re-opened and is full to over- entering on the last year of Middle i i | :
flowing. As in previous years, we have School work, and at the close of the | Hl ie
found it necessary to refuse more appli- session, next July, our first batch of full vt g
cants for admission than we could re- graduates should take their certificates. i | | “
ceive. In fact, every day we refuse ap- In the victory celebrations there were | | i
plicants on account of lack of room. public demonstrations on an _ unprece- it Hi
We have now over one hundred and dented scale. A public holiday for three |) Hl Bie
ninety students. We have twelve teach- days was declared. In the college we i) ea ;
ers, all of whom are Christians, some- had two days’ holiday. The future is i iH s
thing very seldom obtained even in mis- full of promise—if only we are left alone a
sion schools. Seven of the teachers are by the politicians, and are permitted to Hi I
university graduates. go on with our work. | 1 | i
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Southern Army with his staff, reviewing his troops. 4 | } P| |
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i | ae fascination of the grim Far North _ believe that never was the presence of the
remains. Despite its terrors, its Saviour. so really felt as in that service
| dangers, its appalling desolations, there with those ten copper-skinned, fur-
1 the Arctic still calls and challenges men. clad natives of the Polar North. At the
a ||| No deeds of exploration have excelled close of the service, after the benediction
of those of Frobisher, Franklin, Peary, Scott, had been pronounced, there was a silence
a Shackleton, and a host of other intrepid that could be felt. And I know not for
: il | men who have dared the perils of the how long, but it seemed many minutes,
| Polar regions, North and South. we knelt there on the snow coveredf with
aa Though not so well known—though cariboo skins in silence. And then quietly,
|| equally well worth knowing—the efforts without any visible trace of emotion, the
Ml of missionaries among the people of the Eskimo spoke of how they must pray for
| Polar North are a thrilling story. “To the other Eskimo who have not heard the
ie watch the Eskimo pass from a sinful and good news, that they too may find
degraded paganism into the faith and Strength from Him who is the Spirit of
* i practice of Jesus Christ is the true romance Life.”
Sf of the Arctic missionary, beside which all Archdeacon Fleming has written a most
sf else is as nothing,” writes one of these interesting story of his work among these
ei ck consecrated men, Rev. Archibald Lang people, entitled “ Dwellers in Arctic Night.”
Fleming, Archdeacon of the Arctic. The book is published at half-a-crown by
2H i Picture this scene: “I think of one the S.P.G., Tufton Street, Westminster.
= service we held : I believe the first service Perhaps we scarcely ever think of the
Be of Holy Communion that was ever held in missionaries who face the rigour of the
4 a snow hut. There were only ten people Polar regions, the bitter cold, the extra-
i ' besides the missionary there. At first it ordinary isolation, the great privations of
SS seemed impossible for me to realise that the Arctic, that they might carry the good |
{ We were in the presence of the All-holy news of the Gospel among the people of
i Saviour, all was so strange and difficult to those snowy wastes. This book should
understand in a hut built of snow, with save us from that neglect. Surely here is
t iil two crescent-shaped stone lamps with oil’ Polar exploration with a tremendous.
y taken from seal blubber; and yet I thrill in it. : :
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“On my way to Church 4 Young People’s Story. iN |
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I meet a— Whale!” Rev. E. COCKER. a ||
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SUPPOSE I ought to have expected _ rise to the belief that it is half-woman, half- HW) HT
| it. Every man ought to expect to fish—the mermaid; so I asked Captain 1 iH es
meet a whale once in his life. After Wilson if he had ever seen one. He told i ty i} Su
considering the matter very carefully Iam me he had seen many, and the local name \} } Hh esi
prepared to admit that he would have was yaway. I had the name spelt out, Wii || oe
good reason to be astonished if he met one and was musing over it, when suddenly | Hh Ze
coming up the cellar steps, or if one came _ one of the men cried out, “Look ! Look!” Vn) ||
into the station instead of the train, witha There, about fifty yards from the boat, FT AE
porpoise driving, and a dolphin perched was a whale rising from the water. He wi |
on the tail, calling “Passengers for Tar- didn’t come up all in one piece, so to i Hi
shish this way.’’ Any man who had that speak, but in bits—what bits! His tail Wi] i
experience would be justified, I think, in came first, proving him to be of an op- AG sy
asking the booking-clerk to take his timistic and cheerful nature ; higher and WEEE =
ticket back, on the plea that he was not higher, until, being beautifully poised like WEA 3G
- feeling very well. There is more in ex- Neptune’s mighty arm, it came down on ti i} eas
pecting than people realise. As a boy I the water with a shivering smack. Good- EE an
read F. T. Bullen’s ‘With Christ at Sea’ ness! Then up came its fins, as it were an HH i) res
and ‘The Cruise of the Cachalot”; and angel rising from the deep, with wings thi | Ss
later I read Melville’s: “Moby Dick.” So, stretched heavenward ere they flapped in | Wye aes
really, after such preparation I was due, flight. What a sight ! Ha *
or, if the word is better, doomed to meet I was held spell-bound. By this time TH Be
a whale sometime. I had asked for it. the monster was only twenty-five yards | i tH
And it has happened. I have met my from us, and suppositions and possibilities ij Hit SA
whale. Ever since, I have been wondering: began to flare through my mind like a Ht il 2
why that great tail of his didn’t come shower of meteors. But I could still see, i it] si
down bang on the boat like the crack of and managed to take two photographs— HH 1H *
doom, and send us all to the locker of not the best views, I’m afraid. All this Vii : |
Mr. David Jones, S.M. The reason is time, while we were approaching him, tik ti
plain: by a stroke of good fortune I met and passing, he displayed his thrashing i) Hi
him on Armistice Day. I tremble to think tail, his shimmering fins, and his glossy, i | é
what might have happened had it been heaving back, like smooth, murmurless We 1
another day—Royal Oak Day, forexample. water running over a lichen rock. But Wai
It was a peaceful morning. Along with he kept his head down below—swallowing li | |
Pastor Rose I was due to take service at _ fish, I suppose, or any old thing lying about Ht
Ricketts, while Brother Nichols did duty —me, for example, if by some miracle [ i lh :
at Dublin. So away we sailed along the didnot escape. I certainly got to the peint i HF
northern coast of the Bananas Island, at of thinking what I should do if I got ee |
eight o’clock in the morning. Just round _ inside. ea
the corner from King Wharf we saw the Suddenly up came his head. Phew ! ew i 5
shining levels of Fanny Banjoko Beach, Whatahead! Was it his eye that gleamed he tf :
where some eighteen months previously I like a jewel? It looked terrible. With a lj {i g
had bathed, fearing not the mermaid who _ terrific snort he blew a column of vapour ea |
gives her name to the cove. Daddy into the air. At this point I really got the il q i i]
Captain Wilson and his two men laughed wind up, my. only consolation (very flimsy) AHL
much as I told them how I escaped the being that the whale had got the wind up, iu I
clutches of Fanny that memorable morn- too. \ My silly imagination got going, and He iH
ing, and at my request they pointed out I could see myself going up like one of i! | | Be
the limits of her domain. those little celluloid balls in the fair- ew tt |
Now I had heard that the Manatee ground shooting saloon, the whale having | ' Hi
mammal fish sometimes appeared in these been right under me when it started its I 1
waters. ‘This fish is of the class Sirenia, twelve-o’clock buzzer. Then I began to va |
and is sometimes called the dugong, or think of other people I should like to see Hy I
halicore, its human-like appearance giving up there spinning round—no names. ee i
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| What a wonderful sight it was! We my heart a feeling of thankfulness to God,
it were getting away now, but so long as_ for I knew full well that something very
Hy the beast was within range of our senses we terrible might have happened. I had
i saw and heard him heaving and thrashing already seen distracted men composing
iy and snorting. I took care to measure his cables. And you may judge how I felt
| length by the length of the boat, and next morning when fourteen good women
of judged him to be close upon forty feet at Dublin (yes, we got back) came to pray
Wy t Jong. As I have told you, I have read with me. First, they sang, “And are we
| about whales, but this is the only one I yet alive,” then Sister Nancy Campbell
2 have met face to face ; and if his name is prayed a prayer of thankfulness to God
i Tom I have no desire to meet his brother for “ delivering our General Superintendent
i Jack, or his sister Polly. I bequeath to from the jaws of the great whale.”
Hii you the whole family for your enjoyment, 3 a
: i | meet them as you wish, by appointment, T am thankful in another way, too.
ot | or as you please. Judging from the shape How many men in a thousand have ever !
s | of his head, I should say he was a young met a whale? What a distinction! I |
ie cachalot practising for the sports ;- or, as think I ought to have a degree. Anyway, |
i I suggested to Daddy Wilson, on his way when I come home, and my old friend |
sy | to see Fanny—the whale who would licks me at marbles, I shall be able to
ee a-wooing go. _ “sam up my taw,” and say, “Well, what —_ |
| After all this, what else could I do at of it, I’ve met a whale, and that’s more
Re Ricketts but preach to the people on than you've ever done, though you are
i Jonah? And though I didn’t say too such a good plonker.’’ What a weapon
a t much about it, being an Englishman, and up my sleeve for all occasions! What a
aS | | a Northerner at that, I felt deep down in flat-iron to settle all arguments !
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H)| || Increased Income.
HE United Methodist Church is whilst carrying on God’s work here, yet
sf oak greatly privileged in having a wide make the further sacrifice, “and go’ the
| field of Overseas ‘Missionary second mile,” to enable their Church to
| i Work. send the Gospel to lands afar off, and to
| i | The Union of 1907 found each section people who have not heard of the
i | of the Uniting Churches occupying dif- Saviour’s love, or the coming of God's
i i i ferent spheres.in China and Africa, far Kingdom in the world. So with intense
ee | | | i removed, but all touching vitally the reli- interest, news of the work of our mission-
| gious life of the districts that had been aries is followed by young and old ; hearts
i | given us of God for the promulgation of are warmed by contact with them ; souls
t Hi the Gospel, go out in prayer. for them, and Christ’s
| There is a mystic wonderment in the followers long. for the time when all
| ’ great commission Christ gave His dis- nations shall love and serve Him. Sup-
: HW} | ciples that is to bind all people and ported by such loving gifts and prayers,
i 1 | nations to Him. Is it not the keystone our missionary work. in China and Africa
1 | of the Church’s fabric that holds it to- has prospered ; wide-open. doors are still
| | i gether at home?.. The spontaneity of there for us to enter. Opportunities great |
} | gifts for Overseas. Missions is generally with potentialities for the Kingdom are
Ai | measured by the earnestness of the spiri- offered us in the lands to which. our
tual work done in the Home Churches, Church has been guided and directed.
Pi) ia and because, of this, devoted followers We cannot ignore the requests for the
| everywhere, even amid hard and pressing Gospel to be preached in new _ spheres.
it financial problems at home, deny them- We dare not retreat. God’s Kingdom
| i selves of many things for the Church that must advance. ots
| bas given them their spiritual birth ; and The merciful alleviation of suffering
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which our hospitals continually exercise many things in these days we can deny i i
calls for enlargement and addition in ourselves, things that are not really i i)
areas that have no such privileges. The necessary. It may mean a little less WN WH
teaching of the young the way of life and pleasure or luxury, or the denial of some HH Hii Es
Christian education, the adequate mann- gratification of habits, but is it not worth Hl i =
ing of our stations with missionaries, call the cost to know that money directed Hh i ee
forth our utmost endeavour, and make an into such channels as Overseas Missions, | Hit ea
urgent demand for greater financial re- | \here the need is so great, is used in HI i 3
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placed the stewardship of wealth, I would thoughtfulness may prevent embarrass- ae
appeal for very generous help, and by all ment in the finances of our funds, and Hu :
people our missions should be supported strengthen the foundations upon which Hi i
to the best of their ability. There are our work for the Master is built. i} Hi :
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The Juvenile Missionary Collectors at valuable assistance. Irene is now seven, hal |
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very active in recent years. They have her short life she has collected nearly £29. ad |
collected the fine sum of £374 ros. during She gives promise of being one of our best ae i
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i A Message from Our He to say to you ae - yeu you to ee
i | W.M.A. President. t nat we have reached a gle € in our affairs
ny which we must endeavour to take at the
oS || DrEarR W.M.A FreLttow MEMBERS, flood. Africa has been calling us most |
j | | NOTHER year has started and we insistently during the past four or five
“Sf | are all full of new resolves and years. We have had neither men Or aa
| good resolutions about what we â„¢eans to answer the call, a
| | mean to do. I trust that we shall realise ‘ To wa ee JOY; aoe won.
4 what our responsibilities are. It is up to fee sees eae eocen 1 sons see |
of 7 us to continue our reputation of never— at TO dHoReL aay a ay os oe ee
so far—going back on either our work or + Cal! to ae Sees ae oe a
| 2 z i . people of Africa. An enlightened Govern-
a || money. Suppose we make this our great bier Sisco eaiona Sot esto
ai : Y - Laee ci gabe ment policy is making it easier for us to !
ai record year! There is great need for us to ee jucational and medical work
double our forces and our income. We are C@'Y On ec (ete eal wore
re cd’ we want £10,000 os : a peat ings and money. Will the \W.M.A. mem-
i i a good try to do our share towar ds this. : bers make it their business to make these
i I would ask you, too, to try to increase needs known amongst the churches? God
the circulation of the Missionary Ecno. has answered our prayers for men and
i} Don’t you always feel delighted with it ? women. The wealth of the world is His,
And that you want to pass iton? Iknow and He will answer our prayers for |
if some keen workers of ours who never See means, if we ask in sufficient faith.
i | wt. What fine workers they would be with We have much to be thankful for with
| this interesting information added to what regard to China.
they do. I enjoy mine so much that I do Our missionaries are returning to their
j not like to part with it. I read bits from proper work, surely an answer to many |
it at meetings. prayers. We are ceasing to mark time
| | It would greatly help Sunday-school | in China, and we must prepare to advance
{ teachers if they would tell the incidents also in our African sphere of influence.
Hit i related there, and thus increase the interest Wishing you all the best of New Years.
j of our scholars in our missionaries and A. Truscorr Woop.
| {| their doings. I will ask Mr. Cosson at our
i a ae next Committee Meeting if this little talk Journeying Eastward.
| has increased the circulation of the Ecno. :
t I do hope so Places of Call.
: i I wish you all a Happy New Year. May ee thoughts and prayers have been
: i it be full of good works while you have O!ten of late with the bands of mis- |
: the strength to do it. slonaries on their way to China, and it is
‘ _ good to have so early this interesting story
; | BEATRICE WITHINGTON WARREN. from Miss Clarice Beer, who made the
HI} Eastward journey for the first time. She
| A Message from Our writes :—
Hi . Council Secretary. “We had a wonderful voyage out. The
ay 8 weather was kind to us most of the way.
Dear FeLLow- Workers, Of course it was really hot in the Red Sea
iii Mrs. Brooks has asked if I have any and even ice on the plates didn’t prevent
He message for you. There is much I should the butter from melting, and our cabins
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were hot in spite of having the port-hole, villagers; and we saw them stamping, iH i} i
ventilators, and door open and the electric rolling, and cutting rubber. iit i i
fan working !| We experienced the roughest “ At Singapore a friend met us and took | ii a
seas after leaving Singapore; in spite of us to a mission bungalow some fourteen Hy ii SS
the fact that it didn’t agree with many miles out where ‘he and his sister were Hi i ies
people, I can’t say that I am sorry Isaw staying. Here we had real curry. It | Hi a
the glory and grandeur of the heaving would be difficult to say what wasn’t in i il Zs
ocean when it was in a rage ! it. From what I can remember there was ii Hi eS
“We enjoyed the whole journey, but ™eat, potato and various vegetables, Han a
the visits to the ports en route were perhaps peanuts, pineapple and banana, besides ii | | :
of chief interest to those of us who were UMerous tasty spices. We had a fine any
Pennine East for the fist time. drive on to the mainland where we saw a HA
= : : lovely mosque at Johore. We had to take i i { ;
“Colombo looks like a picture as you off our shoes before entering, but it is a Wa ;
approach it In the early dawn with its red lovely place, with a wonderful marble floor, | | i a
soil and cliffs and green palm trees. We crystal chandeliers, a brass pulpit and H| Hi Z
-were rather disappointed that we had only beautiful yellow carpets, and plenty of Wa ‘
a very few hours to spend there, and that space. The comparison between the a || ee
on a Sunday, so we couldn’t take any of temples we have seen and this mosque Wah |
the lovely motor drives and didn’t feel like was very great. The temples are crowded We B
patronising the enticing looking shops! and dirty looking, but the mosque was a |
There we had our first ride in a rickshaw, clean, lofty, and pure. On our return i it) Be
from the docks to the Wesleyan Mission journey we passed through some jungle Tee
Compound, where we had tea. It isn’t which looked very treacherous and dark. ch ie
pleasant—mentally—to think you are [| wasn’t at all keen to make its closer ii} I ‘
being pulled by a man, but it is pleasant acquaintance. Hi) th :
physically—from my point of view, and “Hong-kong looks good by night and i] | |i
I tried to salve my conscience by telling it by day; the drawback to the daylight a
that the man would have money for view is that often the top of the island is en |
another meal, at any rate. The Tamils— obscured by mist. We actually got to the Hi ii
the rickshaw-men class—have a lovely- top, travelling up as far as possible by Wel
colour skin; they are just like living ae
bronze. Many of them wear long hair, Hi ae
which they coil in a ‘bun’ as we used to : \) Hy '
do in the far-off days! After the service i HF
in the church in the Compound at Colpetty, ae i | I
Mr. James, the Superintendent Minister, ee Waa
drove us back to the docks, just taking us fae: ve ‘ ae i i
around the native quarter and showing us "SSS Ses age anita ii | ti! |
the oldest Methodist Church is Asia, built ee a Wee de
in 1833. oS «ocean am ; He i i
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telling you all about our visit to Penang, ae a 4 a
where we went up the hill by the funicular : es 4s ; a
railway and had a glorious view, and : : Bie. We
drove around the island and saw the Snake a ¥ ee iF i |
Temple; or of our call at Port Swettenham ; | i
when we drove to the capital of the Malay ” | ‘ i
States, Kuala Lumpar, passing on the way se é ew A
rubber and coco-nut plantations and ae = Sg cele: ae tel
some of the richest tin mines in the world. Pee Be A eet es i I 4
On our return journey we had a puncture, pee eee aoe a eee)
and whilst the Malay driver was mending ra halen eg : ere eee Hh i |
it (of course he didn’t possess a spare eae | yh
wheel!) we walked around the little 1 th
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\| the hill railway and then walking. It was “ Chinese Realities.”
1] well worth the climb, because we had a We heartily commend a book published
great view of the surrounding islands, the recently by the Edinburgh House Press
| | town part of Hong-kong and the wonderful 4+ two shillings and sixpence, entitled,
ey ||| harbour. “Chinese Realities.” The writer, Mr. John
i “After Hong-kong our next and last Foster, knows China in the south inti-
Se port of call was Shanghai. This we reached mately, and this book is written from his
il i early in the morning of Friday, October home in Canton. A vast scheme of re-
i} | 20th. It took some little time for all our building is taking place in China: Litera-
i party to get their luggage through the ture, social order, religion are all being
i | customs; but finally we proceeded to the ‘built up afresh. According to what plan
ce | Mission Home. After visiting the post and on what foundations ? This is China’s
a office and the shipping offices about our great testing time. A vague Christian
H | tickets for Ningpo, and changing our idealism, which it was once the fashion to
Ss money at the bank, we had to see to our welcome, is insufficient. A Chinese re-
‘ i | luggage being placed on the Hsin Pekin cently said to Mr. Foster: “The Revolu-
SH which was to take us the last stage of our tion will never be complete until we have. |
journey. We said good-bye to our friends had a revolution in the hearts of men.” _
Sf who were leaving for Wenchow the follow- Here is the missionary’s tremendous _
ing day, and then off we set, Miss Coombs opportunity.
SH and I, knowing that new friends would be = —————$—$—$——_______
i i awaiting us the next morning. We hada Fhe United Methodist Church
i i: good trip and were up early on Saturday. aca f
The chief engineer pointed out our Mission Missionary Society.
| Compound as we steamed up the river, : : Se
Li and we could see people waving, so “45 'Siverbich Road, Eahngton: Birmingham: Actne;
naturally we waved back! By the time Rey W ALEX "GRISH, At Bovonshis Road, Tore
we arrived at the docks Mr. Bates wasthere _Ph.D., 22 Thornton Avenue, Brixton, London, S.W.2.
i | to welcome us, and shortly after Mrs. TREASURERS Foreign—JOSEPH WARD. Esa. JP.
| 1} Bates and Mrs. Conibear appeared, and Esq: F.SiAsA.; 2 add’ East Gixcue Sheet Nottingham
with them came Mrs. Dzing. They WEITE Home Organization Secretary: Rev. J. ELLIS,
| | all very kind and gave us a warm welcome 2 Windsor Road, Forest Gate, E,7.
| to China. Lantern Bureau Secretary: Rev. C. A. DAVIS.
Ht “Oakville,” Cemetery Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire.
“On the Monday following our arrival | SSS
| we had a reception in the new school, WOMEN’S MISSIONARY
i when we were officially welcomed and : AUXILIARY
| tl many nice things were said which we = pias
i couldn’t understand. We both replied to :
aniaddress-in fuplish trom MrwWong, the sieew oe ARREST Wick “Down
| ; secretary of our Mission, and Mr. Conibear Secretary: Mrs. A. TRUSCOTT WOOD, 2 Tamar
i ti 3 Terrace, Launceston.
i i interpreted for us. After the speeches we Foreign Cor. Secretary: Mrs. H. SUNMAN. B.A..
were given tea, cakes, sweets, and nuts, The Manse, Connah's Quay, Chester. ;
i andethe students sane special-congs and .. sca Mon sccretaty.s Mie y: U2 BROOKSs Baa
' ; recited. Then Mrs. Dzing produced ma- Secretary of the Costume Department : Miss
| tenials for competitions, afid Miss Coombs — Qusche oo ee ona estbury ae
' i and I had to try and see which could make Secretary of the Invalids’ League: Miss ALLEN,
! | | a piece of paper slide along to the end of EeteOne eryelany Saag, Torquay.
HW | a piece of string first | We tied, and were Neys lems fox he "United Methods, should pot te
i both presented with little bottles of sweets! 3 Laisteridge Lane, Bradford, Yorks. Paragraphs of, this
a} Next. dayewe Depa ylanguarceStUdy. waar ong@aces = ee
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i a be ary Echo”' and requests for specimen copies and
Hilt | Chang. We hope we shall soon be able — Joan of blocks to the Rev. A. E. J. COSSON,
He to make ourselves understood.” 6osHethert “Road, Blumstead,:S.E-18-
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~ at Chu Chia. D. HOWARD.SMITH, B.D. i} | &
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\WW Tower Fair. It was one of the were coming like ants, to swell the i I :
sights of the district in which we multitude. We ;
live. Once a year the little group of We saw rows upon rows of steeds Wa ;
dilapidated Fox Shrines in the midst of an waiting for purchasers, and as we | | ee
open plain became the centre of bustling looked the wind whistled its way through iH) Hi
activity. Each year in early April the their straw ribs, and played havoc with He Un Aa
tents sprang’ up as if by magic. Carts their paper trappings; and sometimes, Hn
laden with goods laboured slowly along as if in jest, bowled over some unwary Hy qi
roads and by-roads to this one centre. In pony that had seemed to step out too far- Hi HH
two days there was a village of tents and from the shadow and shelter of the wall. He i
stalls. In less than a week there would Our preaching tent. rested almost ilk {I
nothing remain but the bare plain with within the shadow of the shrines, crowded' it WEE
the Fox Shrines in the centre. on east and west by stalls. There the Hae
We set out from our home on the first preaching’ of Jesus went on amidst the i |
day of the fair. It was a distance of noise and clatter of the fair. All i a
three miles. On this day the fair would through the day men and women came- i Vi
be at its height, the noise would be and stopped for a few minutes to listen il |
greatest, and we could watch | H
the burning of countless Reta ee il il :
horses, paper horses of red, i yy. Veuie Vie
yellow and white, which were aK A / WY ' i
to become the spirit steeds of Y / | i}
spirit foxes. \ | 1 tl ;
Already, as we left our ~ rte fea a A ¢
village, we caught sight of ius uA. ro mei : Hit i Hy
a few paper horses, left out as ee — ee a Pcie Pe” > Zp ly i RE
in the street for anyone to eflmnn Gat eens a ort anh | | [ |
buy. As we went along our ae Ree orn rot ceehans = om ES a Be Veen da
road we passed by men and |e pete | F i
women carrying their paper | #eeeiegees sees t seep (0 0 eo een
sacrifices, to be burnt in hope Cee es pee ee Bes a ae Hie |
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of a peaceful year. Serge ree ee ee oe i ii
As we drew near to the Se Wa j
shrines we saw a_ space |e crt ccnebrne wit ates tae Se es iit We ee
crowded with people, and ‘smoke Tower” Pox Shrines. (Photo: Rev. D. H. Sm.th, B.D. | i tf)
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to the words of Life before going on smoke tower falls in ruins. Legends

again about their business. Would some gather round it and grow old, of foxes’
remember ? burrows, of spirits seen at eventide, of

I stepped aside from the crowd, and fairies and ghosts. _ Sickness falls on

my mind flew back over the centuries. %OME€ pole OU Ine: village. The elders

ii | The time was before Christ. Here, on Consult together. Perhaps the fox spirits

4 | i this spot, there stood a smoke tower, ®f€ angry. Presents must be given to

S it guarded by a band of soldiers. The them, or a shrine built.

a | people wait expectant for news. Per- So begins the days of sacrifice. The
Hl haps a prince’s birth is expected, a fame of Smoke Tower erows. They
noble’s marriage or a _king’s death. For come from far and near, | people with
‘Al days people have waited for the sign sicknesses, women seeking children, men
Al which shall set tongues a-wagging, and desiring wealth and good fortune. An

= give the villages a topic of conversation auspicious day is chosen for special
Hi for _many a long day. A watchman sacrifice. The pilgrims grow numerous.
| strains his eyes to the. horizon, waiting, [heir physical wants must be catered for.

tl | waiting for the smoke signal. A food stall is set up beside the shrines. |
| ; It comes. Away on the horizon a faint and does a great trade. Then more stalls

a | blue column rises to the bluer sky. Now come, until there is a fair so large that

: 4 all is bustle around the tower. Flint it seems to cover the plain. |
strikes metal and a pile of prepared wood \ Route SDSS ence

| and stubble blazes. Smoke ascends, and _* ee Sees ee oe ee i !

SS | carries on the news to other districts. SE ae eee 0U Oe ae
: : and look towards the shrines. A woman

Sa i There comes a time of warandanarchy. vith silvered hair throws her paper

All the land is stricken. Gradually the offering on to the fire. The flames flare

| up and as quickly die down again,
i i oe leaving a smouldering heap of ashes.
The woman turns towards a shrine and

i prostrates herself, whilst her lips move

i in entreaty. Oh, may a merciful Father

i if answer her prayer !

i | ‘ Those who run the fair prevailed upon
i the man from whom we hired our tent to

i | ty, GE. put his price up. They said that in

! MS te ee preaching to the people that there was

j ae gee an : only one true God we were taking their

Wii) | inerae cee. ERE trade away. So this year we have made
1 | "ee alee Pn the tent ourselves ; it ‘s a far better one

1 i are eee, ye, “ than we could hire. We hope to send

j ie 4 Peete eS as out no uncertain message from our new
ie : Ae eee ae tent among the Fox Shrines at Smoke

ee eae se eae Tower Fair.

A | | | the Se toe

; ited A YG f a “Japan and Her People.” By Ethel M.

i i cago r ; Hughes. (Edinburgh House Press, 2s.)

I ; ee pee) a eeamemnert Few books are more interesting than those

i ae pont pe “aes which tell us about the ways of life in

Wi) | be gle OR ee este as ee Japan. Miss Hughes has the gift of en-

i Bae: Snot SRLS kes. 2S, eae abling us to see how the people live, what

i | : pee 2p ERS tis By Cn is done in their schools, factories and tem-

ree, SEES eee pees gre the food ee a eo sie the

] POPS oe Sree, One Se : : clothes they wear. Above all, she shows us

ea eT eal how much Japan needs Christ. The book

- pening: Gate: is well illustrated.

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Yunnan Church. Rev. W. H. HUDSPETH, M.A. i a
ANG CHENG HSING, a compara- amazed to discover that many people did i i)
y tively young man of thirty-nine not know there was a Middle School in iW it) :
years of age, may be described as_ this part of our Mission. We have no i} i) a
the Chinese educationist of our West elaborate buildings, and the equipment is A iti sie
China work. A man of sterling charac- most meagre, but each year boys pass i i | ies
ter, of keen intellect and great foresight, through the School and take an honour- | i Og
he is, I think, one of the few in the world able place in the preparatory University Hl i} ze
who has discovered the truth of an old course at Chengtu. ue) |
Chinese. proverb : - Chiien-ts’ai_ ru fen- Mr. Yang is not only a trained teacher, Hy i
tu, reni chih ch’ien chin. “Wealth is he jis also an ordained minister and a Wi ee “3
as dross, righteousness is worth untold gifted preacher. Some of his discourses i
gold. = se . would delight English “sermon-tasters,” Wa
A Tong Chuan boy, the son of ag they are piquant, original and filled HA
parents who were not interested in Chris- with thought. It is a pleasure to listen iW ;
tianity and who feared and disliked the {4 him, and good to visit his home and AG x
foreigner, Yang Cheng Hsing found his meet his wife. Mrs. Yang, before her Wa ‘as
way to the little mission school under the — yarriage, was one of our Christian school i AE s
direction of the Rev. A. Evans, one who girls. Their bonny bairns are as friendly Way | on
ue eS vey solid pee in cee aoe as English children. ih | .
own. ulckly proving his worth, Yang oe Hh ae Be
| made such good progress that, four years One Sunday afternoon of last years. HI Wi iz
| later, he came to the Chao Tong Fu about noon; Mr. Yang” was conducting WME se
Training Institute, whose head, the Rev. the Sunday School service when, without i] |
C. E. Hicks, made it his aim to give vy ae :
boys the best education to be obtained in Hi] i g
Yunnan, with the hope that some day iit |
they would become Christian preachers es a z8
or teachers. _This hope has been realized * ste alle Ha
many times over, and in Mr. Yang we 5 eee wee i HI
have one of the finest products of our sapegtiaaes Steg Hk Hil ;
Training Institute. Through the influ- ere 1) |
ence of both Mr. Hicks and Mr. Evans, ft Sa ee ea
Yang Cheng Hsing came to know Jesus _ Kage ae | Fin DT
Christ, but he was in no hurry tobe bap- | le i N\ Hae
tized, for, as he explained to me many ' j LA foo i mee A || i Hi
years later, before he took such a step he “a PRS ee ee Ws
wished to be quite sure of himself and to a SE eas © Hea)
make up his mind fully, since he was i \) AG) en mae
afraid of proving unfaithful to baptismal Wy) aS ah 28 Hee
vows. Happily, a day came when Mr. ee oo AE Ge AL eb Wea a
Yang asked the Tong Chuan missionary jie 9 jk pice Ree (tes | ba
to baptize him, and I imagine that must [Re 9 80a ee A 4 ce: He ae
have been a great experience for both oe | 6 UO He
teacher and pupil. oe | 6 ACS eee H ii | *
After teaching in schools at Chao Tong |= euud se ROR i Hy NY
Fu, Tong Chuan and Si-fang-ching, Yang é ee | fe ee, ii TR
Cheng Hsing was sent to a teachers’ fe ——% Bass ‘AH 1 ae He ae
training centre in Cheng-tu, Szechuan. |Byagas 2 - ee ieee Hil | HH
Here he studied for two years, and after [esau ee ee : ea He A | |
graduating returned to his old school in a eS fae a meee At aa
Chao Tong, where for a dozen years he | JBN) J Males atte 2 HP we Tn
has taught in the Training Institute, and RRR eee seat cna ee yal Wa ait
done the major part of the work in the |g Neetee Geeta akiiee gs Hi Hi i
Middle School from which several boys Suinieers oem. ae ES = — i L 1)
have graduated. I want readers to note Mr. C. H. Yang and Mr. (Photo: Rev. W.H, ie i i |
this, because while in England I was ©. L. Yang, B.A., B.Sc. Hudspeth, M.A, Wa |
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| any warning, all the students from the tions—a common practice in the Govern-
i Government Middle School, a hundred ment Middle School here—precipitated a
HH odd, walked into the church, headed by fracas, and Yang Cheng Long was im
i a senior student named P’an Hsin Wen, considerable danger.
lif who announced to Mr. Yang that he had The following day was Independence
HN 1 come to deliver a speech. Mr, Yang Day, and the Christians, instead of join-
S smiling at him—and Yang' has a beauti- ing’ in the town celebrations, met together
a it ful smile—said that at present he was _ to discuss how they were to meet the
el | conducting the service, and that the hostility of the Government students
i | intruders must wait until the finish. As which had been threatening on the day
Ki soon as Yang’ finished speaking and the previous. The Christians gathered in
a church members were about to separate goodly numbers, many being present who
Al for their different classes, P’an Hsin had not been to a service for a long time.
| | Wen, standing within the communion rail, Yang Cheng Long‘ stood up to speak,
i | called on all present to sit down, saying The atmosphere was electrical, men and
Ht that those who did not were not Chinese. women were nervous, hearts beat quickly
i He then harangued them on the dangers in apprehension lest the anti-Christian
“of | to China of missionaries and Christian demonstrators should come again. Quietly
i | teaching, suggesting that Christianity and earnestly Yang spoke, giving a
4 was a narcotic used by imperialistic résumé of the meaning of new nation-
ss | Britain to drug Chinese minds in prepara- wide movements and pointing’ out what it
H | tion for the day when Britain would all meant. Then in impassioned tones
Ss | annex China as she had annexed India he asked if the worst came and they were
and other lands. Exhorting’ them to called upon to risk even their lives for
stamp out Christianity, he declared that Jesus Christ, would they do it? Those
| all who would not were traitors to their who would must show hands, and every-
| country, running-dogs of imperialism, one in the congregation, men and women,
ii and friends of the enemy. “Who are youths and maidens, boys and girls, put
{ traitors to our country?” rang out the up their hands. Tears ran down the
voice of Yang Cheng Long, an ex-train- cheeks of some of the older folk as they
| ing institute boy who had graduated in took a solemn vow that come what may
a arts and science, and who is now princi- they would be faithful to death, and as
ii pal of our Middle School; “the traitors Yang gave me these details of last year’s
| i to our country are not the Christians, but demonstration, the tears were not far
i | opium smokers, wine drinkers and cheat- from his eyes. That is Yang Cheng
i} ers in examinations.” This home thrust Hsing, a man with whom we are proud
| to the students of cheating in examina- to labour.
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Governments The missionary enterprise Christian education provided by mis- i i tt
| and Missions. has taken a great place sions will have to be interdenomina- Nt Hy ae
| in the world-movements tional and co-operative ; only along such Hi i as
| of to-day as one of the determining fac- lines can we offer a standard of educa- i | i ay
tors of the history of nations. Probably — tion which will be acceptable to the for- Hh ie
clever men of the world will continue to ward-looking’ Chinese. While progres- He) |)
make superficial criticisms of missions sive minds in China are laying great em- Hi i
and missionaries, but the statesmen, and phasis upon the importance of a scien- Hite “i
| the. minds which count, have begun to _ tific education, there are wise men among Hh ae
reckon with the work and influence of them who see that education without reli- Hh I
missions. We find that in Africa gion would be fatal to the highest in- Hh a
Governments are desirous of using the terests of the nation. The traditional HOE
missionaries as auxiliaries of an en- arts and science course is not good | | iH s,
lightened policy in fostering the mental enough for China without the regnant | | 1) Zs
and moral development of African spiritual influence of Jesus Christ. Al- Ht i <
| peoples. There may be perils in this new though our Middle Schools are but few, We i a
attitude of secular governments to Chris- we must raise them to the standard of Waa S
tian missions, but as long as the missions’ efficiency demanded by the Chinese | i Hie
are faithful to the spiritual character of Government. The second best is never He | i ees
the Church’s work, we may freely avail good enough in Christian missions, Our We -
ourselves of Government grants for edu- hope is that the Christian Schools and Ht HH
cation and for medical service. It has at Colleges may become centres of Chris- Hi Hi
last become plain to Foreign Ministers tianizing influence and creative of Chris- Hh | } &
of European Governments that the spread tian fellowship in which great leaders He |
| of Christianity will help the cause of may be prepared to shape the life of the We wn A es
international friendship, and indirectly Church and of the nation. Hi i :
contribute to the growth of international Wa |
trade. We believe that in spite of occa- Wenchow It is a satisfaction to Hh Hil
sional set-backs, Christian missions will College. learn that the Rev. J. W. Wh A
play a great part in creating a good Heywood and Principal i ; |
.understanding between China and West- 7. W. Chapman have at last succeeded HY TUE
ern nations, and in Africa they will in securing a definite undertaking from | i
materially assist in building up a great the responsible authorities at Wenchow ; Wey i
‘and noble civilization. | PWT 4
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Our We are glad : Hie | i ddd
Educational to note that | 4 )
Work. the outlook in | i i Wh 14]
China is more We | Hf 5
promising .than it has ee, MW |
been for along time. In ee a hw
a recent Conference on | | eee He i e
the Programme for Chris- | geassesseseeasmeseamceremecton LL i ait
| tian Education in China, | iaeeaaaiee saee Ce ae AS ae = iH mt
Dr. E. W. Wallace, who [RRR Se ee fe Heme 1
| has unique qualifications |fRtiaeeitiitteecsnss... . ----aeteeree eee ee
for forming a sound |MRMRA OMG elena We ae
judgment on the ques- | 2 0 0 392 = | ! ||
expectant of generous Reet eee or eS Pe eee oe Wa wt
treatment of missionary {Mii ee
schools and colleges under Regt ee pe eA eee |. ss We ea
the new Nationalist The New Mission Houseat Tikonko, © (Photo: Rev. E. Cocker. i ik j Hy
Government. The higher West Africa. ° ~~ A H Al
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] that the Principal’s house will be Rev. E. I have. the ~Rev.. By
i restored, and that in about three weeks Cocker’s Cocker’s Log-book before
il] later the whole of the school buildings Log-Book. me, so that my imagina-
i will be returned to us. So we may _tion is swiftly transported
i assume that Principal Chapman will have from West China to West Africa. The
Hi re-opened our Christian Middle School | first extract will illustrate the new sym-
: at Wenchow. pathy between Government officials and
i i | missionaries. ‘‘ With some ten other mis-
| Among Of the aboriginal tribes sionaries I am the guest of the Governor,
a] the Miao. of West China, the Rev. We had a long chat before and during
HI W. H. Hudspeth writes : dinner with the acting Aide-de-camp of
My : “Throughout the whole of Miaoland 70 the eee ics. After ene he sat
Al per cent of the Miao have remained true 1" the ay un i nae tes ne ON
| to Jesus Christ. I find that last year in ae crew oe eee oneside mine and
i fifteen centres the people gave 20 per ae ee apOe ae. os our = ee
| cent for the support of their preachers and f common interest in the development 0
i ate Sierra Leone and its people.
/ teachers. Boe
a es : le | f “Nov. 12th, 1928.
Hi ; In aoe se dhe ae c ee 5: “Left Freetown on Saturday morning,
| ih fered severely from brigands. . . Two the 10th inst., in a motor boat. We were
af : of our chapels have been burnt out. A gefayed two hours by a tornado; got
eens a 5 J < z= d
| few nights ago a preach Sores a ne away at 9. On Sunday morning I went
a || i me arom eee 0, four ee tar in Captain’s Wilson’s boat to Ricketts,
nh jou Be if as Sete oy ‘ accompanied by Pastor Rose. About
i dozen Miao hunters armed with bows and two-thirds of the way, just off the Isth-
poisoned arrows. They came to see the mus, I had a very unique and exciting
| faces of the white teacher and his wife. experience
i 1h au pouse they, had not been Vines oe [Then follows the story of the whale,
ae mu onany cr Sige ee Easy were given in our January number. ]
: all remaining true to Jesus Christ. “There were eighty people at the ser-
i B “Did I tell you about the old man of vice, and I preached on Jonah! I bap-
\ i} sixty who tramped fifty miles to see the tized six young men.
| a missionary? ‘Ah teacher!’ he said, “T got back to Dublin in the after-
| ‘You are our father and mother, and I noon: I took the evening service with
could do no other but come to see over a hundred present.
| i | yous! a5 “On Monday morning fourteen women
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“ Afric’s Sons of Colour Deep” HT Hi :
came to sce me. They sang, ‘And are they help us to visualize in our imagina- Wy | y
we yet alive?’ Nancy Campbell prayed tion the great adventure of missions— Wh i
and thanked God for delivering the the attempt to Christianize the nations i i
General Superintendent from the jaws of | and to prepare the world for the coming Hy i ;
the great whale. of the Kingdom of God, which Jesus said ae <
| «". Had two nasty bites from an is always ‘“‘at hand,” and ready to emerge Wil tt ye
acid-fly. Whales at one end of the scale as shining fact and realized experience tT ees
| and flies and the like at the other!” when we have sufficient faith. We are | | if us
committed to big tasks ; but we have the i Hii 1} Be
Our Great Haphazard as these Heavenly Father’s limitless resources to tH
Adventure. glimpses from our draw upon in our attempt to carry out Hi i 3
Watch-Tower may seem, our Divine mission. Hi | Hi ;
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“ Afric’s S f | Wn
rics ons Oo A Reverie on the Way Out East. ‘| i :
Colour Deep. By Mrs. HICKS. tl |
“For East is East and West is West,” hearts that every Sunday School in the | | Hi 4
And sometimes the twain DO meet! dear Homeland shall become a “Listen- Hi it s
O thought Baby Helen’s Daddy ing-In” centre, where many shall hear i Ht Pres
S when she was being snapped beside the Call and gladly respond, saying, iy I] *
“Little Black Brudder,” amid a ‘Here am I, send me”! Ha Hi es
lively group of fellow-passengers of it Ht :
various nationalities and aims: French, Se | Ht B
Siamese, Africé is eee ee eae Ener SD The Christian Literature Society for India bn :
? sine and Africa send us two useful books for the Hea es
| ary work as the case might be. Along- se of Native Schools in Africa, “Cattle ee
side the boat lay a barge laden with coal Management’? and “Poultry Husbandry.” Wy }
with which excited “Big Black Brud- They are written by experts: Mr. J. R. Fell He Wa Ae
ders”” were replenishing our bunkers, and Dr. R. A. S. Macdonald, both of the Wh Wh
and they themselves barely distinguish- Government Education Department _ of HP ETE
able from their cargo except for their Northern Rhodesia. They are published at Wa yi
clothing and a sudden gleaming of white °"° ee Ce, eee Han
teeth ! a eae
Amid the shouting of men and the 5; i i
laughter of children one’s own old prob- He Wee
lem of racial distinction and inequality SE Hee |
again comes up, and one can almost hear i i |
| the Master repeating’ to us, “ Other sheep Hi il
Ihave . . them also must I gather.” Wa 1 ;
Then our reverie is once more broken ; ; iB I 1
by merry laughter as a little procession = ae We | HH
of jolly curly-headed boys comes. troop- — 8 |) Ve |
ing past singing—what? “ It’s a_ long, Rokeee aise SS eas iii 3 | i
long way to Tipperary”! just to please 3 é Seg. Heme
| “De Engleesh,” and to coax baksheesh ones i ce ee Wh |
| from their pockets. moe eS We MRO |
“Coming, coming, yes they are, FS ie gia reo eR GRO ie ee
| Afric’s sons of colour deep.” feces r Spi Tass ee ee ase ee | i i
Again the Master’s gentle voice, with pee santa ogee aU te / H |
now more pleading accents, seems to pies oe sate He Hi ;
speak as we gaze on the merry group Puen aee Gibran Steet n anaes He | i
With all their possibilities for good (and SSS ee ae ew et
alas, for evil) saying to us, “Feed My _Bajy feten, deurhtey of Rey, ond ttre. HR a |
ambs.”’ And a longing steals into our brudder.’’ hea
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Home Secretaries’ Conference
| Organization. at High Leigh.
i] HE Home Organization Committee nation, a new day of decisive advance.
| 7 recently decided to call together _ First there came the pleas of the mis-
the District missionary secretaries S!onaries, Miss A. J. Turner and Rey.
Hi . (ErenGe = Hist = Leigh: 2 Hoddés- W. Eddon on behalf of China, and Rey.
Sa | ao 2 Bret A. G. V. Cozens speaking for Africa.
= don, was the place chosen, and the con- These were followed by an exhaustive
; ‘| ference met on Monday, January 14th, statement of the problems in both coun-
| 1 and continued till Wednesday, 16th. tries by the President and the secretary.
| With two exceptions all the secretaries The problems outside the mission, and
' were present at this unique gathering, a the problems within, were fully explained.
a | : 3 : We saw the realities of the situation,
i} gathering which will be long remem- ae sor : :
ae Ss. their complexities, the vast background
| bered _by all who were privileged to GF need. We saw that missions must
i share it. : ; have a new alignment. The ever-grow-
: i High Leigh is an ideal place for a_ ing revelation of God demands service
my conference of this kind. It is a spacious of a kind never dreamed of by the noble
SH house in lovely grounds, set in the heart men who founded our missions genera-
i of the beautiful county of Hertfordshire. tions ago. As a Methodist Church we
— It being midwinter, we were left to can never put in the second place a
} imagine, for the most part, how exceed- change of heart as the raison d’étre of
sa ingly lovely the surrounding country missions; this is primary. But we saw
i was, but the scene from the room where — that other things must change too, and
=f the conference held its sessions, especi- other provinces than man’s heart must
i ally on the Wednesday morning, baffles be conquered for Christ.
description. The brilliant sunshine lit The session on the second evening of
| up the snow-swept countryside, present- the conference dealt with the literature
ing to the eye a scene of indescribable of missions. Here we were greatly
charm. helped by the Rev. E. Shillito, of the
The President of the Conference pre- International Missionary Council. We
I i sided over all the sessions. His guid- were shown what a_ splendid literature
ance of the discussions was marked by there is on missions., Our own publica-
| that fullness of knowledge, sympathy, tions, both those issued by the Home
| tact and brotherliness which character- Organization Department and by _ the
i izes him in his control of all such assem- Publishing House, were on view. These
| blies, and particularly where men and _ are.to be made better known to our cir-
| women meet to consider the great sub- cuits and churches. Two features of
} ject of overseas missions. He had an __ this session will not be easily forgotten :
| i | able coadjutor in the Rev. W. A. Grist. ‘a deeply moving’ address by the Rev.
of The missionaries in England were also James Ellis and a devotional half-hour at
’ t present,with the officials of the Women’s the close led by the President. New
! i Missionary Auxiliary, and the Rev. H. V. — strength to carry the familiar load, and
i Capsey and Miss Blumer represented the a new vision of unfulfilled tasks, passed
I Young People’s Department. into all our hearts at the end of this
: a What was the objective of the confer- eventful day.
i j ence? Here was a group of men and Three groups were formed to discuss
i 4 women from all parts of the country defi how the H.O.D. can best help District
i I nitely committed to the great task of secretaries, how Districts can help cir-
|i) { carrying out our part of the world mis- cuits, and how circuits can help churches
ni | | sion of Christianity. Could this group and schools. The findings of these
give a new and decisive lead north, groups were presented on the last morn-
I} | south, east and west? We cannot re- ing of the conference.
Bae treat ; we cannot remain where we are. The success of the conference was due
| | We must go forward if we are to be true in a large measure to the Rev. James
it | to the vibrating call of the mission field. Ellis. He had made all the arrange-
ae There must be a new spirit of heroic ments, and was tireless in his service to
ri | adventure in each district of our denomi- all. A warm outburst of love and admira-
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tion for this remarkable man was inevit- is bound to have far-reaching results. 1 H ae
able, as it was well merited, as the con- But this at least can be said with assur- ii Ee
ference broke up. The Rev. S. J. Adie ance: the conference gave to all who ha
was appointed recorder of the confer- were present new knowledge of the vast- i fi
ence; he carried out his onerous duties ness of the task to which we are com- Wah) a
with great ability and unfailing cheer- mitted, a new sense of the power of | | ai
fulness. leadership in those responsible for carry- 1 i
This brief account of a memorable ing out the task, and a new conviction Hy Hh Be
gathering is written as this issue goes to that the task, great as it is, is possible Wa ii oe
press. There is no time or opportunity to men and women who share the mind a es
to write at length on a conference which and spirit of God. A, BaeqeC, it tT ;
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A Week among the i :
| Ningpo Churches. Rev. H. TOMLINSON. al ie
T is one thing to imagine under what Wong is no exception. The ancestral hall if iit 5
| | conditions a missionary in China usually takes the form of a stone-flagged WH oy
performs his task; it is another to courtyard with rooms on all four sides, re- I] ii fe
be face to face with those conditions. minding one possibly of the khan in which a ||
Having returned from my first itineration Christ was born in Bethlehem. At the i Hi ee
| in the Ningpo District, I feel it my end opposite the entrance there is a large He =
duty to record my impressions, and to recess with three pairs of doors. Behind HHT) i cu?
describe what is the general experience of the doors are the names of the ancestors li Hi
the missionary when travelling in the of the village written on wooden tablets il |e
country. about eighteen inches long and four inches Wit ee
Rey. A. A. Conibear and I were up wide. Should those ancestors be in any Hi ee
betimes on Saturday, October 20th (not way disrespected, then the doors of the Vem i:
that we usually lie in bed); had an early recess are opened, and are not closed again i i
breakfast, packed our luggage into the until a propitiatory feast has been offered ah
waiting rickshaws, and at 7 a.m. were The village temple is equally interesting, Hf i
bowling over the uneven streets of Ningpo but one must enter warily lest one “de- ae I |
city on our way to the steamer. The stroys one’s sight with a new Gorgon,” for i Hh
wharf was a scene of bustle and excite- the gods and their attendants are strangely | i
ment ; all Ningpo seemed to be going up attired, assume most menacing attitudes, Hi i
the river that day forsome reason or other ; and have faces varying in colour from red Vem 14
but at last we found a seat in the bow of _ to black. th
the vessel, and at 8.30 a.m. we started. Setting out to “mong, mong”’ the 1)
Save for the tortuous windings of the members, or, more plainly, to pay them a {|
river, which seemed to be doing its utmost pastoral visit, the first home we entered Tel.
to tie itself in a knot, and the spectacle of was that of an old woman, a_ typical 1a |
a fine modern, steel girder bridge spanning Chinese country home. Mr. Conibear re- i ! Hf s
the river and presenting a strange contrast marked to me, “The Chinese home is i |
with the adjacent primitive-looking Chinese indescribable.’’ I agreed, but nevertheless i if] s,
village, there was little to relieve the am going to attempt the impossible. One iy Al
monotony of the journey. At Ir a.m. a room serves as bedroom, kitchen, store- Ht a |
small boat came alongside the steamer, house, hen-run, and everything else. More i i!
into which we almost tumbled headlong, often than not the floor is of mud, the walls He i
our luggage coming after us. A short a mixture of mud and straw, and the roof a i Be
journey inland by canal and we were at straw-thatched or covered with rough | Hh |
our destination, Pu Keo Wong. tiles. In this one room one finds beds, onl
After lunch (we take our own cook with tables, benches or chairs, agricultural im- mi |
us) we sallied forth into the village. plements, and cooking utensils, none of i
Almost every Chinese village has its which have ever made the acquaintance of ioe |
ancestral hall and its temple. Pu Keo a duster As often as not the appearance 1
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i) of the inmates of the house is in ac- them “bad.” In the afternoon we
1] cordance with their general surroundings. preached the Gospel in our little church
i} However, whatever the status of the and then set out on our fifteen li return
home which one enters, be it the rudest journey, wending our way through endless
|| village shanty or the house of a wealthy rice-fields, where the workers bemoaned
i] business man, one is received with the the fact that worms had eaten the roots
A same politeness, a commendable charac- of the plants, and spoilt the harvest.
ii i | teristic of the Chinese in general. Early on Tuesday morning we packed
: | Returning to headquarters, we had our our kit and left Pu Keo Wong by boat,
i evening meal. The Chinese cannot re- bound for Tseo Mo Dong. Here we
| strain their curiosity. Invariably they adopted the usual procedure, visited the
Hl] congregate to see the foreigner eat his members, and afterwards conducted ser-
i\| meal. On one occasion in the Song Ao vice. We were pressed to partake of a
oi Circuit Mr. Conibear had an audience of Chinese tiffin and so consented. Our
i sixty people. One becomes used to such bodily needs satisfied, we left Tseo Mo
— experiences in time, and, in fact, can derive Dong and walked into Ho Hyiao Tsu,
i much amusement from them. Aftersupper which we made our headquarters for two
oe we held our usual evening service in the days, living with our preacher. Here we
. church. Lest some of my readers should conducted the circuit financial meeting.
Te imagine a magnificent Bethesda, or a The Foreign Missions Committee’s grant
' stately Baillie Street, let me hasten to to the Ningpo District is being reduced
eG explain. We have fifty-two churches in by 5 per cent. annually, so that the mem-
H three churches in Ningpo city itself, most in twenty years’ time the whole of our
i | house, the floor more often than not is of should be, but it is difficult to imbue the
‘ mud. The worshippers sit on rough Chinese members with sufficient courage
1 wooden benches without back rests, and at to face the task. Most of them are simple,
} night-time the service is conducted by the hard-working farmers, and one sympathises
aid of several oil lamps. Worship ended, with them when they wonder whence
we retired to rest, fixing our camp-beds in all this money is to come. Perhaps we
i our preachers’ guest room. Quite often had our best meetings here, there being a
| there is no extra accommodation, and we marked desire on the part of outsiders to
have to sleep in the church building itself. hear the Gospel.
} | The following day, Sunday, found us once Thursday morning found us on the move
again in the church conducting worship. again, and once more travelling by canal.
| | In very few cases have we the help of a We had now embarked on the last stage of
i | harmonium even—the preacher strikes up our itineration, and. arrived at Tsu En in
i i his own tune. The majority of Chinese the afternoon, where our present church
| | seem to have little conception of singing, premises were once used as a Buddhist
i 1 but they put their heart and soul into it, temple. Surely a victory for the Lord of
4 and that is what counts. Light. Whilst visiting in Tsu En on
a On Monday we walked fifteen lito Saen Friday afternoon we saw some twenty
| | O Din, not along a fine macadam road, young schoolboys playing out - of - door
mi | | but on a stone-flagged path. Arriving games. They were actually running a
I i there, we visited the members and then relay race when we arrived on the scene.
| prepared to eat our lunch in a small farm- Yet another instance of that team spirit
i | yard. We had the usual spectators. One which is necessary for the progress of
fi i | old man was most interested in making a national and international affairs, and on
i comparison of Mr. Conibear and myself. which Basil Mathews places such great
He noticed that my colleague’s hair was emphasis in his book, “The Clash of
tee black, mine was yellow, his eyes were Colour.”
i | : black, mine were blue. But he remarked On Saturday morning we journeyed by
| | to me very sagaciously, ““Your eyes see steamer to Ningpo feeling that our efforts
Bly a ck further.”” We pressed him to try a little had not been in vain, for during the week
| | of our tinned herrings, but he pronounced we _ baptized six new disciples for the
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Master. If the tendency in China at extent that at last they felt compelled to Ha i 3
present is to look at the seen and temporal lodge a complaint against him. The in| |
rather than at the unseen and eternal, let magistrate was removed from office, which ( Wire
us cherish hope, for Christianity has taken was scarcely calculated to salve his feelings, Vi Mae a
root in the Chinese nation and can never or to increase his leniency towards the if it “Si
be eradicated. Christian religion and its adherents. How- Vite) | |
No record of current movements in our ever, Mrs. Swallow conceived the idea of Hh Ee Se
Ningpo District would be complete without sending him a New. Testament, and in i Hil oe
an account of the arrival of our twonewlady spite of opposition carried out her plan. i) ||
workers, Miss C. Beer and Miss D. V. In due time she received a courteous letter 1) Te
| Coombs, B.A. Their coming is a source from the magistrate thanking her for the Hh Ht ee
of gratification to the Chinese and foreign copy of the Scriptures. Pastor Zi said 1
members of our mission alike, for helpers that Mrs. Swallow had a gracious influence i |
are urgently needed in our Christian work in Ningpo and he hoped that our new HT oo
amongst girls and women. A public re- ladies would be no less influential. Wa I Rs
ception meeting, presided over by Mrs. Mr. M. D. Wong, the Chinese secretary Hn ae
Dzing, was held in the main hall of our of our mission, made bold to read an HH tii Ga
Girls’ School. After the opening hymn English speech which he had prepared, Wa x
and prayer, Pastor Zi, of our Settlement and welcomed the ladies on behalf of our Hf i oe
Church, indulged in some very interesting Ningpo Churches. Miss Beer and Miss I} Ht &
reminiscences. He recounted how Mrs. Coombs very briefly addressed the meeting, me Lia
Swallow was responsible for the initiation Rev. A. A. Conibear acting as interpreter. ea) |i
of the movement to present the late They assured everybody of their gratitude i Ml fal
Empress Dowager with a copy of the New for such a splendid welcome. They had aa
Testament. Then he further told of an simply felt the call of God, had realised i) |)
anti-Christian magistrate in North China the crying need of China, and could do EW Rs
who persecuted the Christians to such an no other but answer, “ Here am I, send me.”’ ii i yet
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2 HE Lord gave, and the Lord hath — things the sad fact stands before us that We
taken away,” is a text that very we have lost Wong Mei Dzing, one of if I
readily comes to the minds of us at our brightest hopes, from whom we i
Ningpo these days, for we have had the derived comfort in the thought that here |!
inexpressible grief of losing one of our was a young man fitted by birth, train- Hf
youngest and most promising pastors. ing and, above all, by whole-hearted con- i ;
And yet one wonders. secration, to be a leader in our church || SB
We live in an imperfect world, where for many years to come; one in whom i i ;
i the designs’of even the Almighty are oft- our confidence rested and our admira- ee
times hindered and temporarily thwarted tion was reasonably placed. nn Hy g
by that mysterious evil which has marred Mr. Wong was the son of one of our 1) *
| His fair creation and has brought “Sin oldest pastors and has lived practically if 1) Ne
into the world and all our woe.” his whole life under the auspices of our en i
Or, again, we ask ourselves whether mission. He came very early in age to iT i |
some souls are not too pure for this ter- our Fidih College and passed creditably I Hi
restrial sphere ; whether being so delicate through all the classes there. His father ie i i Me
and unworldly they have not neglected had already devoted his son to the service r HI
| to clothe themselves with sufficient of God, but it rejoiced the heart of our Hh}
| weight of matter to withstand the blows missionaries when, at the time of making 1 Be hE
of rough mischance and so become trans- a decision for life, the son also volun- j ti | 1
ferred before their time to the spiritual teered to enter the ministry of our i ||
realm. churches. With great joy we sent him iif Ht
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1 for training, where for three years he properly. But Mr. Wong that night ex-
ih studied hard, making himself a proficient celled himself. I have very rarely heard
1] Biblical scholar and preacher. He was an address given with greater fervour, |
| the first of our preachers to have had so carnestness and striking appeal. Though
ii full a course of preparation, and there- circumstances were dead set. against
| | fore much was expected of him when he him he triumphed over that rowdy as-
a entered upon work in our midst about sembly and got his message home. ‘“ For-
7 tt four years ago: not merely by us of the getting those things that are behind and
ae | foreign staff but by his Chinese contem- reaching forth to those things that are
S| | poraries. before, I press*toward the mark of my |
| It was good to see how those great high calling in Christ Jesus.” How ap- |
i] expectations were realized. He accredi- Propriate that message seemed from such
‘i ted himself as a faithful pastor and @ person at such a time and in such a
: \ 4 zealous worker in every respect. One of place. Young, consecrated, educated
; ; the latest acts of the mission was to China ministering to young China still
Ss make him a general secretary of the bound in ignorance, with the dead hand
i seven circuits, with oversight of all Of the past still upon him, but yet with
2 departments ; ‘an officer through whom some intimation that a new day is dawn-
the foreign missionary could work. Such !9g) an intimation which by itself 1S only
¢ a man was greatly needed, as the demand sufficient to throw them into bewilder-
of the times is that the direct interven: ment and unrest. Would that we could
tion of the foreign teacher shall be less S۩ More of this, for if 1s the vital need
and less and the assumption of native Of the times, and is being but poorly
' { responsbility more and more. Mr. Wong supplied.
“H accepted the difficult situation at the As one viewed his frail form while he
} early age of twenty-eight, and though at was preaching with the utmost vigour
first the senior brethren had some doubts’ that was in him, one wondered whether
as to the fitness of so young a man for he would be able to withstand such a
the post those doubts were speedily terrific strain. But it was on that very
resolved and confidence established. In trip that he told us how thankful he was
i all cases he has been tactful, capable and that he was so much stronger than he
i i wise. used to be. He certainly could put us
} But Mr. Wong’s powers were not through it when it came to walking long
limited to those needed for a successful ‘“listances at a rapid pace, and enduring
Oficial. -Seldom: has one heard: amore. 0th the heat andthe cold of theautumn |
earnest and effective preacher. My mind weather.
| goes back to a few weeks ago, when Early in November, however, while
i i Mr. Conibear and myself were out tour- Mr. Conibear and I were on another trip
i ii ing among our village chapels. We had without him, he contracted a_ virulent
ce | } arrived at a place called Song Ao, a vil- type of malaria, and at one of our
i tf lage where probably no Englishman ex- stations we received the startling news
] i cept those of our mission, has ever set that he had suddenly passed away. What
i foot. One gets used to native curiosity a blow this was may be guessed from the
hie after a time, and pays no regard to fact that we had no notion whatever
wi | groups of staring people. But at Song that he was seriously ill. We had to
: Vi | Ao that evening’ it was overwhelming. make all speed back again to Ningpo, for |
i i Despite the fact that it was a feast day important business had to be done in
} | and that a huge torch-light procession this unlooked-for emergency.
: i 13 dA an See a thousand shel peys ad set The women of our Bible School were
na) | the whole place agog, the chapel at ser- frantic with grief, and his poor wife was
a vice time was filled to overcrowding. DEG ILCnCNEATted aut metho tines now one
i It was, I am afraid, a very noisy dared send word to his aged father, who
1 a gathering, chiefly consisting of young lives at Shih Pu, some fifty miles away.
| | ee fellows, some of whom showed scant Besides this old father, who must soon
pip | ae respect to the service. A number of very retire from the active ministry, Mr, Wong
talkative women at the back also made leaves a younger brother and a very
ai | it very difficult for us to get on at all young wife and two infant children.
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The Annual Meetings. would be taken out and shot the next iH i -
Dr. Howard F. Butler will preside at @y? Put yourself in the place of these iH
| the London meeting on April 22nd, and two preachers and ask, what would you HY ;
Councillor W. Greenwood will preside at “@Y to nine men who were on the eve of HW
the Conference meeting at Halifax in eee ane ieee eee ve fhe 1 Hil =
July. : ‘a % * story o Jesus we king” on the oa i se
i To the Spirits in Prison. But how could that help men who were i We) ||
Among the many services performed 0 be shot in a few hours? Well, note: 1 WA Bs
by the Rev. G. W. Sheppard in Shang- In the first place the story showed that i Ht cs
| hai is that of ministering to the prisoners Jesus was no ordinary person. He had | EP
in gaol. The Shanghai Prison has Power over the elements, so He must have i | | cea
always about four thousand men in it, Power to help men in such desperate Pie
and the Municipal Council asked Mr. Cases as theirs. i Hi
Sheppard if he could see his way to . : = : ana
arrange religious services for these men. The disciples were sore afraid, being OA
With the assistance of several Chinese i” a frail boat on a raging sea. Jesus Wl :
Christians, all from our Ningpo Col- came to them and cheered them, saying, aid y
lege, Mr. Sheppard has voluntarily “It is I; be not afraid.” Were these HH
undertaken this task. A writer in the condemned men afraid of the morrow? Vit i a
“North China Herald” gives an account They might well be. Well, Jesus comes 4 | :
of this good work. to them, as He came to the terrified 1 *s
* * * * men. Then there was Peter who essayed in |
Here is the story of a typical Sunday’s 10 g0 to Jesus, walking on the water. ate
services. Six preachers, three of them Sinking, Peter cried, “Lord, save me!” Hi
Chinese, divided themselves into three And Jesus stretched out His. hand and Tl
groups. One group went to the reforma- | ls
tory, where they had an audience of : j tf ty
nearly a hundred boys, of ages ranging f Hi see
from fifteen ‘to twenty-one. Another magi
group went to the men’s section, and | i |
the third went to the condemned cells. a i iH
On this particular Sunday there were ae thi
about sixty men awaiting execution. & re it Hil
There had been eighty, but they were Ree SO Le i I)
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An Extraordinary Story. eee eg 4 i
Let us follow the group going to the ee — i Ry
condemned cells. The preachers — climb es i; a = Fill: tl
four stories to the top of the building. eae aul yy ri eget Area I
Here are some fifty cells, each containing O ia 1a a OW
three men with shackles on their ankles, yt) Cea oN he: Pi Hi
and sixty of them to be executed in a A ies aa, ie | i
few hours’ time. The front was an iron var] ss a cai
grating heavily locked. The preachers eid 5 Ns eae it | :
stood facing the first three cells. DLA 5 er Y YARRA RES te
: x * x * pate ee : ’ be ee sat Bea |
As the visitors appeared, the men, who ete a ae Sit ee ay ee
had been squatting on the floor, rose we & i aw i | i
eagerly to their feet and crowded round ass i oe % ee). me a
the grating. In each of the three cells eee BATU ice” | |
there was one man who could read, and ve! Be ae ee wil
he had a New Testament which looked ss Rriaiac A oe
well thumbed. There was prayer and i“ S e eee a i |
Bible reading. But what about the ad- ie buy tf q I
| dress? What could one say to men who Rev. and Mrs. Irving Scott, of Wenchow. q it
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| saved him, saying, “Wherefore didst but we have pleasure in giving extracts
| thou doubt, O, thou of little faith?” from it. The communication has given
qi x * * * us intense gratification.
It was Peter’s prayer that was pressed eos * < * |
| home. This was what the men were On “Trail Blazers and Road Makers”
| | urged to pray. Was the appeal heeded? Mr. Robinson says, “I have read it
ee | Did it bear fruit? They promised that through at a sitting. It is life. It is
sf { when they went to the execution ground they history. It is prophecy. All pages are
1 | would think of Jesus coming through the fascinating. The book justifies some of
; | } darkness and saying, “ Be not afraid; Itis Us who for years have urged that the |
; T.2. And while waiting for the shot to be central plateau of huge Africa is our base
S| fired they were all going to repeat just three 1 operations.” And here is a word of
i words: “ Lord. save me.” counsel which this veteran missionary
i : = . a x enthusiast has earned the right to give:
| Gos “T commend it to the notice of appointed
i The Purpose of Missionary missionary deputations who are content
=f Education. to travel across the counties of England
a In the January number of “The Inter- and preach without one word about our
Le national Review of Missions,’ Canon Missionary operations save that collec-
= Raven, writing on “The Teaching tions will be taken to support them. Sir ;
oe 4 Method of Jesus and that of To-day,” is it fair, reasonable, morally sane to
says that Jesus was concerned with the treat missions so? Multitudes of our
development of personality, not with the people are ignorant of the geography of
: imparting of information; He always our missions, of their history, and of
} i encouraged His disciples to discover His their present operations. The missionary
Sl lessons for themselves, and never strove Press teems with news. Why do not our
i ‘ to force acceptance or agreement, and Missionary deputations take their subject
He aimed at creating a right social rela- 5 Sammy Hicks took his texts, ‘ hot off
ii tionship so that His disciples may grow th’ bakestone’?”
up into a free and full development of = * Ee =
their highest qualities. On the contents of a recent issue of the
i i * * * * EcuHo Mr. Robinson writes: “Thanks
Wiostaniccionaney cocictics= to-davare 1b the information and for the revelation
involved in educational work and spend ofa joyous. faith the number gives. The
| iarge sums of money on it. The World faith and zeal of Mr. Turner, as reported
i | Missionary Atlas, published in 1925, by ee and so 10s eed SOEs, as
shows that there were at that time in eet ee os Beene We org
ee : : _ ery with Isaiah’s watchman e morn- |
| schools and colleges of all types con Gorieth | eNimestieds ee =e iniseh
trolled by non-Roman missions nearly ie fen cat oF f i ‘
i H two and a half million pupils. Our edu- 725 SEN sO ae Spon:
i } cational work, as the.Rev. W. A. Grist The portrait of the Rev. John Lee, creas
i 1 | points out on another page, has the same @ a en If eS pene. ae
| | end in view as our evangelistic work: to [UW eine ar ae an ae . on
i help people to understand and to follow ‘Y ee a fee ee ene ee awit
i { . . . oT aos Ars i ? |
Hie thes@hristian. way. of lite, toclead: them 8" °Abe0SPerersyor Nerown-peopc:
mi de to the Great Teacher and Lord who is * * x
mi | the Light and Life of the world. In our Movements of Missionaries.
wi} ft missionary colleges and schools our first ; et cnet = eer er |
| 3 eee ai oA t of Soney Rev, and Mrs. A. J. Hopkins have arrived |
; Hi | concern is the development of personal- f,55) Bast Africa.
i 4 ity rather than the imparting of informa- Miss Joyce Blott, B.A. sailed for Nerth
| | tion, the communication of the Christian China in the s.s. ‘ Khiva” on January 10th. |
ti spirit to life. Mr. Ronald Sheppard, B.Sc., also went
1} | % - oe eee by the “Khiva.” He is doing supply work
| 1 ay An “Open Letter.” ee Redfern, M.Sc., at Tongshan
1 oe Z ee vollege.
HW | , Our honoured friend, the Rev. F. H. Mr. W. H. Laughton, M.Sc., sailed for
HW} ES Robinson, sends us an “‘open letter. East Africa in the s.s. “Modasa,” on
i | We regret we cannot publish it in full, January 18th.
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Miss E. LILY ARMITT. ae
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WRITER says: “I welcome with When I took this photo his youngest ih ees
A the welcome of my whole heart son was one of our theological students in i i a
and soul anything that stablishes, Peking, and his wife a pupil in the Chu Chia if i :
strengthens, and settles faith in the Women’s Bible School for three years. a iil oe
_ Bible as God’s word written. The need of During my residence in Tientsin this en | |
the hour for twentieth-century Christians son, and his wife, who were then in circuit Hi Be
is to come out of the mists and shadows work, helped me at Shui Ji Tzu Church, ne) |
of uncertainty and unbelief into a faith in the poorest part of that seaport. i Hh a
| in the Bible which is an absolutely do- Mrs. Niu, senior, has been’ a wonderful bE minating conviction of its authority and woman of prayer, many women going to 1a
verity as the living Word of the living her to pray that the evil spirits may go i })
God.” out of them. tA
As an illustration of the power of the During the last few years some members bh ;
Bible I pass on the following facts which of this family have always attended the | \| s
have come within personal knowledge and _ Classes for Women Members and Inguirers. i i a
observation. The last time Mr. Niu’s mother came she i i} z
Mr. Niu, of Niu Chia Fang Tzu, had a was over 70 years of age, and took a fort- 1 S
nephew who joined the Coolie Battalion night to learn a page of the Catechism. i Ht ¥
in I915 and went to France. While there She was more anxious to learn to pray than neh lie
he came in contact with the Y.M.C.A. _ to read, for her eyes were growing dim, and i | p
and bought a copy of the Bible. This she asked: “What do your Christians in Hy i Se
copy was brought back to China after the England pray when they are dying?” | Hi
armistice and lent to his uncle, who, being I told her the one Jesus prayed—‘ Father hi iia
a reader, became very interested, and into Thy hands I commend My Spirit.” i Hh a
having an intelligent wife he read it to And she answered with interest and ; I :
her nightly at the close of their day’s satisfaction, “That will do.” She is still a | 2
work. Both were impressed even to tears waiting for the summons home, and I ' |
and said, “The Christ of these Gospels hope to be spared to see her again on my eae
must be the true God.’ Mr. Niu, senior, return. : nt |
after the light had shone into his soul, Persecution from around ; the eldest son 1 ae) :
decided to find out a Christian place of becoming strange mentally since the ii
worship, and for several Sundays he death of his wife; these are some of the ih i
walked over to Chu Chia with hisnephew. trials through which this family have ali
The distance being rather long, ten English passed since the Wonderful Book came | | Hd
miles, he was recommended to attend one _ into their possession. mui
of our churches at Te Ping, Bail
about four miles from his home. Bee ae ea wt
| The Te Ping preacher visited ee ee a Nog se Ce a, i ,
Mr. Niu’s village regularly for | aaeanee epee 8 | A HE
services, and I endeavoured to (i ne. ye Se BG ae ee TH
g0 once a month. After the |Fiiss sy aesgeeeeerete Bae BS a ars 1
| conversion of Mr. Niu, his |=... eae Ne eS Parra 1h ttl :
wife, and mother, inquirers, | Sages ssasem ee b> ee A A: ee
2 ; on at ee “es “eet aw SP oe i HV
| especially eee eee —. ee) a \ fixe Mates / Paes A | 1
erous, so a Church was estab- |P Sam |) a i’ aoe ee
| lished in their house, the Rev. |g eet a ( tN Bi a nh
D. V. Godfrey going over to Li eee a) | iE |
baptize them. es ei ey # “ | ‘ i; Ii
Mr. Niu’s daughter was in ae ae S Eee | Ck 4 |) ii
Miss Turner’s school for some ate ae ’ yee ae 3} fe Hh 2
years; the others in the yee wet re a ee i) |)
accompanying group are his |i ae oe f | Hi
ie ene The family of Me. Nia, of Niu (Photo: Miss EL. Armitt. | / I)
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i] is HE unclean spirit when he is gone God with us, then we brought His
i 7 out of the man, passeth through strength and power to her service.
ii | waterless places, seeking rest ; Immediately after I had left the plat-
oll and finding none, he saith, I will turn form (very gingerly, by means of a ladder
| back unto my house whence I came out. with a famine in rungs), a man came for-
‘ | | And when he is come, he findeth it swept ward and spoke for a considerable time
| and garnished. Then goeth he, and at great speed ; and he was received with
taketh to him seven other spirits more a great deal of satisfaction. His message |
SS || evil than himself; and they enter in and was that we were not to think about |
i dwell there: and the last state of that God; for there wasn’t one. Why had
, | man becometh worse than the first.” the Western nations progressed as they )
eS Recent events in this city turn one’s had? Simply because they had followed |
<= thoughts inevitably to this passage ; for after men. Can God make aeroplanes,
2 the youth of the city, inspired by the locomotives, motor-cars? Of course
2 coming of the Nationalists, have, in their not; these things were all man-made.
“Sh patriotism, determined to cast out a devil Jesus was not a God; He was only a
i 4 from their country ; but so far they have man. Away with these ideas of God, and
| only “swept and garnished ” the place, set to work to do things for ourselves ;
ee ready for his return with his seven China’s future prosperity lay with men.
: rends: And so on, much to the delight of the
Just before my return here after the older students.
= summer, the district magistrate died. (This man, by the way, during the dis-
Another was appointed, and soon after turbance of the civil war last May, had
\ my arrival a big celebration was held in taken refuge in our church compound.)
the city to welcome him. All the school Such was the message that received
children were present, each boy and girl the greatest acclamation ; and such is
if carrying a small flag inscribed with some the spirit of the students here. Away
patriotic sentiment, and each school with gods and with God; they are all
i marching to the parade ground headed false. Men we know and understand ;
] by large Nationalist flags. The meeting let us follow men.
S was held by the old theatre; the stage Two weeks later, one Sunday, we
; was decorated with more flags, and with heard that there was some excitement
qi i | a photo of Sun Yat Sen; and here going on in the city. Soon we heard |
i various local celebrities took their seats. that the students were out smashing up
i After a march around the city, the meet- all the idols in the various temples. I
Hl ing began. It consisted of a series of went, some days later, to see the damage. |
ee) || } speeches by representatives of various It was an almost unbelievable sight. In |
i ty bodies in the city, and lasted for four the Great Temple the side rooms were |
i | hours, during which over thirty people just piles of dust, dried mud, sticks and
i i * spoke. plaster, and broken pieces of the figures
WI | As representing our Church here, I that had been idols. Hardly one whole
Hii was asked to speak, but begged to be one was left. In the main hall, where a |
wi | | excused as my language was insufficient. huge figure of a god had sat within doors
HI i Later on I was asked again, and again veiled from the common gaze, the doors
| Hy refused; but soon after that my name were broken open, and the head of the
| i was announced from the platform, and god was missing. Strewn about the
! ie there was nothing else to be done but to courtyard were arms, legs and bodies of
‘i do my best. With my limited vocabulary idols. In one room, standing in a row
ae I tried to say that it was a fine thing to just as had the idols a few days before,
i celebrate our patriotism with flags and were a number of soldiers learning rifle |
| | 1 ie speeches, but that we must never forget drill. In the Buddhist Temple, the great
that true love of country demands the Statue of Buddha, too heavy to be over- |
Pi ay use of head, hand and heart; that we turned, ‘had the face destroyed, and only
1 | alone could only serve our country with one idol, made of bronze, remained in-
iu | | a man’s strength, but that if we had tact. In the pagoda-like temple on the
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city wall, the god had vanished alto- we understand that such a suggestion Wa
gether. was made among the students, by God’s a i
: During the destruction a man was mercy we were left undisturbed. i Hi
heard to observe that while they could So that is the present temper here, Hh
smash the idols, they could not touch and, we are given to understand, in other ih =
“Old Heavenly Lord,” the old name for places too. Idolatry, representing’ as it Ht i hc
God. He was immediately contradicted does, ignorance and superstition, must i} i ed
from all sides by the others, for, they go, swept away by the Spirit of the iy x
said, there was no such person to be Revolution. But what is to take its i Ht ie
destroyed. At one time some of our place? There is only one thing: the ma oy
members were afraid that the students Love of God in Christ. Without this HHT
would turn their attention to our church, China’s last state will be worse than her 4 Hi sty
and attack our premises; but, although first. 3 vay |
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Successful Missionary graphs appear here, and who are now 1 UTE om
Coliectors. members of the church at Shearbridge nn s
_. , Road, began collecting when they were ah
HE Bradford South-East Circuit is very small. Indeed, on the day Harold vt B
keenly interested in missions and was born, his missionary box was placed aya s
contributes well to their support. on the mantelpiece, and he received his i tht B
In this the young folk take their part first prize at the Juvenile Missionary i i Es:
worthily. At the Shearbridge Road Meeting held up in his father’s arms. Hi y
Church the missionary secretary has the Since 1911, E. Margaret Edge has col- 1 Hi
happy plan of trying to place a mission- lected £44 10s. 8d., and since 1912 iti fs
ary box with each family, very often Harold Watkins Shaw has _ collected PE :
through the first little one born in anew £27 17s. 6d., so that in seventeen years i] |
home. So grandparents, aunts and uncles they have together raised the splendid ii oe
all take a joy in encouraging the young sum of £72 8s. 2d. ; and, best of all, they yi
Gallector. are still collecting. oy HH]
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Al Our Post Bag. purely social meeting, with papers by
i Nevere mite resting Leiter trom different members and friends, on such
| | a Mie E Rickardé subjects as “Training of Children,”
i ee cee, ; oe “Home management,” “The religions of
i; HIS year has been full of anxieties China,” “Wireless,” etc. Most of the
i 7 for the Tongshan missionaries. members are Christians, products of mis-
oe For four months all foreign women sion schools in the south of China. They
SH | and children were evacuated either to have married men in good positions, and |
( Tientsin or to Chinwangtao. Many of should be workers in our church, but
St a the Chinese who could afford it also sent have remained outside. We are aiming
| their families away for safety. Some of to win them to definite service for Christ.
I i us braved going to Peitaiho by the sea But some of the members are not Chris-
for the sake of the coolness for the chil- tians, and in order to give them freedom
i dren. The British Consul was against to join, it was clearly stated when the
i | this, doubting whether it was safe, but club was formed, that the club was not
we got through all right, except that we essentially a Christian club. In spite of
id had occasional scares, and had to be on this it has been most interesting to notice
i i the alert for signs of trouble. The battle jow every paper and talk that we have
between the Nationalists and the Jeads in a Christian direction, and either
; if Northerners, expected in May, did not directly or indirectly tends to further
: 4 ~— take place until September, and was the cause of Christianity. Mrs. Redfern
i! | milder than was feared. Mr. Redfern and I have always hoped great things
and Mr. Richards have plenty of stories from the club, and it looks as if our hopes
to tell of the happenings then, stories best may be realized, for last Sunday one of
‘| forgotten, as war stories always are. the club members, with her daughter,
Since the Nationalist occupation, Tong- was baptized-into the church, The first |
| | shan has seemed much more settled. time I met this Mrs. Liu she said, ‘Are
| i | These last two months have been good you the pastor’s wife from Canton Road
| i ones. Our members are looking brighter, Christian Church?” She seemed so ex-
\ t and are more enthusiastic for the work. cited and pleased to meet me. She said
{ | They look as if a load had been taken that neither she nor her family were
4 from their shoulders. We are able to Christians, but had received much kind-
ite move more freely than was possible ness from the Christians and were very
f before. There is still, however, a great interested in Christianity. 1 invited her
mit | deal of pessimism, and one hears talk on to church the following Sunday, and she
i |e every side of fresh troubles and wars ex- has come ever since. Rev. J. H. Su, our
! | pected in the spring, but we must be Chinese pastor, on receiving her into the |
; | grateful for the present peace, and leave church, said: “Mrs. Liu has desired to |
HI { the spring troubles till they come, if they be one of us for some time. She was )
i do come. much impressed by the family life of
Hh You will be glad to hear about our Dr. Wang (one of our oldest members)
| Ge Women’s Club. Of course, this had to and then when she joined the women’s
ie | dat close down when we were evacuated. club she could not fail to notice the dif-
| ee Most of the members left Tongshan for ference between the Christians and the
nis | tek the time. Now we are getting back one non-Christians, and so she decided to
hy 1 | by one, and last week we met and decided come for herself and see what the Gos-
+ | to start afresh. This club started as a_ pel was. Now she has decided to enter
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the church definitely, and bring her for the women are the mainstay of it. | i
daughter for !baptism.”” We hope this is Mrs. Kao, Mrs. Yang, and Mrs. Cheng PAE
but the beginning, and that others will remain loyal to this work. I go along i i
follow. In this service on Sunday one to each of our two schools in Tongshan ) ii ce
other woman was baptized. She comes visiting each on alternate Sundays. In if i Siac
of a Christian family, and is supposed to spite of the fact that there are many i WAG Areal
have been baptized as a child. But she foreigners in Tongshan, the children are ia Re
| herself cannot remember the occasion, _ still very curious about the foreigner, I iti zi
nor can she find anyone who can assure and come in good numbers to get a closer 1 HAG 5)
| her that she really was baptized, so she view. All this gives the leaders a good | HHT ;
decided that she would be baptized and opportunity, of which they avail them- Wit M5
publicly received as a Christian. It was selves, of teaching the Gospel. Hi
an impressive’ service. It must take Ht
some cote for these women to come Searchers after Truth. HT)
to the front, to kneel and be sprinkled Some Members of the Wenchow Hi} ‘
and received into the Church; particularly Summer Bible School for Women. mA ss
on a special Sunday as last Sunday, for i ean
on the first Sunday in the month there “Among the women who came to this I :
is a big gathering, all the college boys Bible School there were some very in- | a
and teachers attending, and the Sacra- teresting characters. We were greatly it, tl a
ment is celebrated. encouraged to have with us a young ai |)
Another encouraging activity on the Pastor’s wife, who joined the school be- a hii) | e
part of the club starts this week—a read- Cause she felt the need of more know- ii se
ing class for women and girls from 14 ledge that she might become a more Ht
to 40 years of age. Many of these have Worthy helpmeet for her husband. She a
had no opportunity of learning to read, ‘ound the first day’s study somewhat wi lie
and are anxious to learn. They will be ‘lifficult, and at the close asked if there th) |
taught “The Thousand Classic Words.” Could be some change in the programme Hil Zs
This class will meet on our church OF method, as she feared her month at | vi
premises, and our woman evangelist, ‘he school would profit her and her fel- hi Hdd
Miss Su, daughter of our Yung Ping low members very little unless she i ih
pastor, is to be the teacher. This brings understood more than she had been able |
the club a little nearer the church, and 0 do that day. However, she soon began Hi
I have no need to tell you that we have 0 get a better idea of the work and really Hi
great hopes of this class, and are thank- ‘eceived great benefit from her attend- Hil
ful to have such an opportunity. I really nce at the school. Hi
think the club will grow and will find a | We had also a young girl of twenty- WHI]
very useful place for itself in Tongshan. one years of age, who had only heard Hh
I have mentioned Miss Su. We have the Gospel about ten months previously. HH
* engaged her to act as our woman evan- Previous to that time she had been “ pos- HH)
gelist for six months. It is just an ex- sessed by evil spirits,” but from the time ma
periment. We need someone in Tong- that she and her family believed in the i i| §
shan to take charge of this work, and True God, expressing that belief by ceas- nh
having Miss Su living in the town with- ing idol worship and burning their house- th 1}
out any other work to do, we ventured hold shrine, she had been able by prayer ) it) | i
to invite her. She was previously a and faith to remain in her right mind. | i | i
schoolmistress in one of the American Like the Jews of old, the people here have Hy HI j
Methodist schools, but had to leave dur- a very real sense of the spirit-world MN
ing the recent war troubles. She is well around them and within them, especially |) HI
qualified educationally, and if she is of the spirits that might harm them. a
equally so spiritually we can have high Their ideas are often crude, yet it AS it |
hopes of good coming through her work. amazing to see the tremendous change | HT
She is the daughter of Rev. J. H. Su, which their acceptance of the Christian H. |
of Yung Ping. Dr. Wang, whom I faith makes almost immediately. Chris- i tf | :
mentioned earlier, is helping towards her tians are still distinguished by gladness. i
salary very generously, One woman from a country district, i l, th,
The Sunday School work in Tongshan who had been a great sufferer for more ) il
can almost be called “women’s work,’ than a year, came because of her keen i |
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Ny desire to learn, though she could ill suasion, but her disease had gained such
1) afford to give a whole month to study. a hold on her system that it had become
i She thought her neighbours would incurable. So often the Chinese come to
Hi despise her if, being a Christian, she hospital and to the doctor too late. |
Hi could not read her doctrine, and so her However, after a course of treatment,
a | religion would suffer shame. she was greatly relieved, and at the close
| 1 | Because of her suffering we asked her of the school she returned home helped
oe to: see the doctor.. At first she refused, 1 €vety way, more determined than ever
. | | \ insisting that she had come to study and to seek to bring joy to others by telling
il could not spare time for anything else. them of Jesus her Saviour.
Hl . Finally, however, she yielded to our per- DorotHuy M. Do1pcE. |
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“Drums of Fate. A West African Romance. |
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A MISSIONARY, who has spent chapters are intensely realistic, and the
| several years in West Africa, whole story would make a splendid mis-
: the Rev. Arthur E. Southon, ‘sionary film. We have read few mis- |
) has used his knowledge and experi- Slonary romances which have moved us
ence to good purpose in recent years more than “Drums of Fate.” B. D.
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African life. His latest book is entitled The United Methodist Church
i “Drums of Fate,” and is published by kee f |
| the Sheldon Press at seven shillings and Missionary Society.
ixpence. It is a thrilling story of a white ===
seeps = rai ee fol : SECRETARIES — Foreign — Rev. C. STEDEFORD,
i girl, daughter or missionat Pe 0 = in ag Silverbirch Roa Erdington, Birminghen eae
f ‘ sot: iev th ev. W. ALEX RIST, 141 Devonshire Road, Forest
infancy and brought up to be {eve ue Hill, London, S.E 23. Home—Rev. J. LINEHAM, B.A},
she is the daughter of Africa’s most _ Ph.D., 22 Thornton Avenue, Brixton, London, S.W.2.
it powerful god, Kambi. They are a strong TREASURERS—Foreign—JOSEPH WARD, Esa. IF.
if ai 1 orl? Endcliffe Grange, Sheffield. Home—HARRY HARRIS,
/ | and Beer See es ee girl : Esa.,F.S.A.A., 2 and 4 East Circus Street, Nottingham.
i | ty play roe part
I j lot is cast, but heredity plays a lage pe Home Organization Secretary: Rev. J. ELLIS,
} in her development despite the heathen- 2 Windsor Road, Forest Gate, E,7.
i ism of her surroundings. The coming Lantern Bureau Secretary: Rev. C. A. DAVIS.
wi 1 of missionaries in the neighbourhood, Oakville,” Cemetery Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire.
MH when the girl is growing up to woman-
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i | hood, creates a great sensation, and a WOMEN’S MISSIONARY
| conflict ensues as to which is the AUXILIARY
i ! stronger, Kambi | or the missionaries’ sua
We God. In this conflict a love drama president: Mrs. E. G. WARREN, Wick, Downton |
i | develops, and the story comes to a fit- ee ee Baca ES |
1 = 5 : ecretary: . A. :
wi | | ting end by the one-time young priestess TeeaGe L auneentOa: ooo
| of Kambi becoming the first Christian Forelga Cor. Secretary: Mrs. 3, SUNMAN. B.A
i | e Manse, Connah's Quay, ester.
I Hi 4 queen of the people. Publication Secretary: Mrs. J. B. BROOKS, B.Litt.
ie The book is not only a fine romance, 5 laisteridge Lane, Brauford. por ark aici
Wi 4 ieee 4 a ecretary 0 e ostume epartment : iss,
| Vk splendidly told: it is a mine of valuable — wWiTHINGTON, 62 Devonshire Road, Westbury “Park,
ni | | information on West African beliefs and Bristol.
1 i} i practices. The power of the’ fetich Secretary of the Invalids’ League: Miss ALLEN,
i | 1 ; 5 : : Egremont, Cleveland Road, Torquay.
ee priests, the extraordinary part that fear 0 ti ees ;
i | sae a News items for the “United Methodist” should not be
| has in the life of the people, the strange sent direct to the Editor but to Mrs J.B. Brooxs, B.Litts,
1 | < 7 . aisteridge Lane, Bradford, Yorks. Paragraphs of this
} } 4 spell of the fetich groves, all this and nature CANNOT appear in the “Missionary Echo,” for
Baie much more is brought out in the course want of space.
! | ee eiethe clowy es; limes of uate Ose EDITORIAL COMMUNICATIONS for the “M
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{ q to rank high in missionary gS literature. ary Echo” and requests for specimen copies and
Pi ia Mr. Southon has great gifts in the way loan of blocks to the’ Rey.-A. E.. J. COSSON,
i | Parcdtine a foal Wrest: Afcan Cntiie. 69 Herbert Road, Plumstead, S.E.18.
Ait ee oe ORDERS & ADVERTISEMENTS to Rev. HENRY
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HE Gospel according to Easter is do we believe that Jesus is the mightiest a Hl i sf
7 that Jesus is alive for evermore. life-creating force on earth? i | ee
One is in the world who can save He certainly was this in the days of Hy
and transform China, Africa, India, and His flesh. As He was passing through i I B
every other race and community under Jericho a little man, little in soul as well Wi :
heaven. He is adequate for this great as in body, saw Him, heard Him speak, iii] se
task ; no one else is. No matter how and immediately had a vision of what a il
baffling the situation may appear, Jesus big and fine and chivalrous thing life a
is equal to it. Working through His ‘might become for him. Yielding himself ! i}
Church, liberating a life-giving power to Jesus there and then, he found it even it i
which operates effectively through His to beso. Jesus changed him almost be- iil
followers, He meets the challenge of the yond recognition. And Jesus has been Ht
ages and shows Himself more than con- doing this all through the centuries. The TW
queror. “If Christ be not risen, then is missionary story is the record of how He i H |
| our faith vain. But now is Christ risen.” has given a wonderful newness of life to ! Hi
| The question which is fundamental in millions of people all the world over. iW
all missionary i ih)
work is our esti- | ASS eee bhi! a,
| mate of the Lord | ames 5 ee i iz
Jesus Christ. Who Se R ge BE See i ti k
is He? What is PEPPER I aS aa | |
| this Name we oe PRN ap Se ern a Gane! i {|
| preach? What has = ——— = iG HE a sales Aree = BOs. ve x : i | ¥
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He done for us? Tee er GN cet ape Me eg i | if vi
What do we be- a oie g See ‘ bee Sore hea oat ge Ga : . s Ee rasiy od a i | if
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\f | When John Williams went to Raratonga all pioneer missionaries face to face with
: i in 1823, he found the people licentious, heathenism in its most degraded forms,
A cruel, given to infanticide and cannibal- were sometimes assailed with doubts.
1] ism. Eleven years later he reported that | Who can be surprised? What seems |
Ni all were professing Christians, their idols more incredible than that such people
a | were destroyed, the people were worship- should ever become lovers of holiness and
: | 1 | ping God every Sabbath and were daily of God? Where is the Christian worker
| 1 | reading the Bible in their own tongue. at home, even in lands long civilized, who
A | | Truly Christ is the power of God. has not asked himself the same disturb-
A No amount of money, genius, labour ing questions. Can the millions of Lon-
Hy or culture can be a substitute for faith don be born again? Can Manchester,
i | in Christ. These things can accomplish Glasgow, Dublin become wholly redeemed
eel much, but they cannot give life to dead cities, renewed and sanctified by the love
i souls. Life is a superhuman gift; its and grace of God?
! secret is with God. This is the reason The missionary can afford to wait be-
why, as Dr. Findlay reminded us, we can cause he knows the victory will ultimately
ot never arrive at a perfect science of sal- be his. ‘‘Faith is the perpetually de- |
a vation, nor formulate the ultimate ration- feated thing that defies all its conquerors,”
i ale of a man’s conversion to God. How says Mr. Chesterton, |
: : the dead bones in the valley can be trans- Can it be true, the news He is declaring?
formed into a living army of the Lord is Oh, let us trust Him, for His words are
. : a mystery beyond man’s knowing. We fair : |
i know not ow. But neither do we know Man! what is this? and why are thou des-
1 | how the sun’s r lling on 7 pairing ?
SS Recent ain ahete eat a See ais God shall forgive thee all save thy despair.
[ and falling on the earth at another angle In Miss G. A. Gollock’s “Sons of
| if produce autumn. “Weare passing from Africa” there is a little African boy who
| the notion,’? says Mr. Stephen Graham, learns in the bush that white teachers |
| “that everything has an explanation to have come to a_ neighbouring village.
ii the understanding that nothing has. He and his younger brother resolve to
i it Science betrayed us to self-satisfaction, hear them, though all intercourse with |
| a but life has forced us to rebellion, and out the white teachers has been forbidden by
Bu of rebellion has come the new birth— the chief, their father. It is well known
ii wonder.” that those who listen become fools. Put |
Wy a] Can these millions of China and Africa one chill, dark midnight two small boys
Hi] | live? Can they be born again? The slip out of a hut and make their way to-
| pioneer missionaries on the Congo, like wards the river. It is one thing to be
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brave by daylight and another at night, die and lovely flowers of paradise appear i Hi x
when a river has to be forded, and there out of the earth. We are told that Spitz- b ATA
may be the flickering lights which show bergen will one day bud like an orchard 4 a
that death-dealing spirits are about. But in Devon or a vineyard in Italy. Cer- | i ea
hand in hand they make the awesome _ tainly China, Africa, India, and all peoples a a
journey. At last the mission station is and races will one day bring forth the i | tI Biss
reached. fruits of light, sanctity and peace. i EL Se
Fifty yearspass.; | Reformation at Geneva is filled with a | Pa HT Hk oe
great audience; numbers have been a [Sa mi %
turned from the doors. One of the | { a 29 os : HiT | speakers is an African. As he faces the | Se t E . aa ot
| large white company he hesitates a | ‘eas WAT
moment ; then with one swift sentence of : See Hi) | :
typical African wit he turns all those as Se ee ge Hiei 2
before him into friends. “I feel like a a \ SS Vae i :
fly which has fallen into a pot of milk,”’ xt .~ 7 a HAP eS
he said. When he had finished his speech |. = -. “ioe | “
the chairman rose. “I do not know if _— ae oe ti 3
the gesture would be in order,’’ he said, a Ge ii er Heil Zi
slowly, ““but—I want to embrace that PE Veh
man!’’ In a moment the small African ‘ { _ ee HI Be
| disappears in the arms of the Genevese [| |- = OF FP ht a =
man. The African was the boy who fifty | > Bae: ret ej ee I Hh ca!
years before had gone in the night to the ‘ fe SS & ii =| | Ki! ii
white teacher. ; Ne ex's Hi ee
Every mission has a story to tell like a Ss aR i i ea
this. Miracles of grace are happening cy Paee Be SN lit as
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every day in all parts of the world. With ASB n\ ase li Hh Z:
such a message as ours, a Gospel accord- Bee es itt li, tH
ing to Easter, what a splendid vision ee iF ee It i}
rises before us: whole races cleansed, - ae HHT
| sweetened, vivified by the Living Christ. ees “a ae iil
We do well to keep the conviction alive | meme Se iii
in our hearts that no matter how great | — : hit
may be the moral impoverishment of the pe tse Vii :
world it will one day give place to the | eo eS ee Hi
glorious regenerating forces of the Lord | i, See <2 Ht
of Easter Day. All the unsightly and ‘Ho, Everyone that Thirsteth *’ Vi
poisonous growths of sin will wither and * The Drinkseller on Jerusalem Streets. aw ie
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& CREED FOR EVERYMAN. 6 via
@ DR. GEORGE EMERSON BARNES, minister of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, & , i :
& Philadelphia, has written what he terms ‘A Creed for Everyman,” as follows: $ HH e
$ I believe that— : 8B HH
2 God is the Lord of the whole life, and my love for Him should not be a separate 8 mi 1
& compartment, but the animating power in all my life. s ° | ! HW |
| $ My home, my business, my profession, my social life gain their true significance by 8 HY
8 serving the high purposes of righteousness, justice and love. il, ti
‘ No way has been found unto the heights of successful achievement but the way of i) | d
8 obedience to truth and right. 8B i I H
8 The mastery of my life is gained through surrender to an over-mastering cause and . Ht Hh |
> lost through a divided allegiance. 3 i I
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8 joy, the most enduring wealth, the deepest satisfactions life affords. a i :
4 I should live daily in accordance with my highest beliefs. $ i i p
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i | Heywood and Some Others. Mrs, SOOTHILL,
| UST now our thoughts turn with re- that, and in the opening ceremony, |
Ht el doubled interest to Wenchow and your former work is mentioned. I hear
Hye all that is happening there. Old that ex-Councillor Tsie Shue Sang said
oe | workers have returned, and new ones in his speech at the opening that if
Se | have arrived, and even the College has Mrs. Soothill had not started the
ee | 1 | been given back to us—or rather the Girls’ work, Girls’ Schools would not
i} \ “shell” of it, for everything possible has now be in Wenchow.” |
ih been taken away from the inside. The If Mr. Tsie had said Girls’ Day Schools
i Girls’ School has been re-opened, and Ij, eng have cbeen more according he
=e a indebted £9 Mrs. Heywood for a few fact, but the China Inland Mission al-
a particulars. This is what she writes : ready had a flourishing Boarding School
i “After being closed since December, when I began the Day School I loved so
ae 1926, our Girls’ School opened on dearly, and which Mrs. Gauge and Miss
i September Ist without registration. Doidge so ably carried on.
i (if Christian peroels tegister they can- In March next Mr. and Mrs. Heywood |
not teach any Christian doctrine, as I will, alas, have to say good-bye to the
j understand it, and so-we may COM- - : E gratulate ourselves on not being com- relief to know that Mr. and Mrs. Stobie
pelled to register. Indeed, some Chris- are back again to fill the gap their ab-
a tian schools have preferred to close gence will make. Says Mrs. Heywood :
i down rather than submit to such con- ceraee ae
of 4 ditions.) There is now a Chinese W ith deep feelings and truth I can
I i Board of Management which also in- Say it 1s a saddening thought -that
{ cludes Miss Doidge and my husband. when I leave Wenchow in March 1
H The latter had several meetings to may never in this life see again the
make all ding-ds’ing, or clear, There many Chinese women for whom I have |
| { are many who remember you. A small the deepest liking and respect ; and
i prospectus was prepared for the re- such I believe they have for me.
i} opening of the School, and both in I am sure this is true. Both Mr. and
/ a Mrs. Heywood have always been noted
ua mime §=6for their loving kindness and generous
| - s feelings to the Chinese, especially our
Hy ‘db (fee € aN Christians, and I shall be astonished if
ee ON there is not a great outburst of affection
i i} . 6 “ee and appreciation on their departure.
| ae Pee ree q Our people will accompany them ‘to the
{| i} epee 5 ship and wave their sad farewell as the
Hi | | ee steamer takes them slowly down the river
HH | i eee: eee a and out of sight.
i seats etree Re i : It has been no light task for Mr. Hey-
1 i : ae ~*~ ei ce a j wood to hold out during the terrible ex-
Wy | ee ; f =periences of the last few years. He bears
| th! ea eee =i his body, as did St. Paul, the marks
, Hit a eee: of the nervous strain, anxiety and toil he
| : er Beg Beate # has endured. But we hope that neither
| i —- ##a of them have stayed too long, and that
Ay bd | ; # ~©=6rest and freedom from responsibility, and
| | ee qe / ¥ : the English climate, will see them won-
| SF ee ; derfully restored to health and strength.
| I} tie ; a It seems but yesterday that Mr. Hey-
| | 1 ia > ©.) wood, in 1891, came to us in Wenchow
| ¥ S . i gt Ces ” 3
i} | oe # as our “younger brother. He was a
| | ii i : S00 eee §=6genial companion, and the only grudge
| : = wae )§=6 we ever owed him was when he, at the
| 1 | 5 Committee’s request, left us to fill the
} 4 Rey. J. W. Heywood.
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gap in Ningpo. But he had to come , have not fallen away, but are devoted ! th back, and it will be from his first station followers of Christ. Truly it is the Lord’s Ht
that he will say, I fear for the last time, great grace. At the present time Wen- a i,
| good-bye. chow is at peace, and we hear of no per- | ii
: i : ; : secution of our people. Moreover, the | Hal see
I have also an interesting letter from newspapers urge protection of the TH se
one of my old school girls. She is the Churches, and oppose Christians being HA eed
youngest daughter of our devoted old treated as enemies. This is all-of God’s jah Ss
pastor, Mr. Chang. She says that atthe goodness.” iii es
| present time the Church is more prosper- This dear young married woman gives a ith ss
ous than ever; far more people attend also an item of news that may amuse and 1| | ;
} the services than formerly. “Truly the startle some—as it did me. This is it: itl =
| Grace of God is made manifest,” she ‘I have cut off my hair, and short hair 1
writes. “Though there has been much is now quite fashionable among the |
persecution and trouble the Christians Wenchow women”! Hi a
2. Lo Hn ~
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| The Missionary outlook to-day presents Government requirements. How all be- | Be
a chiaroscuro effect and the dawn ad-_ lievers in our missions must long to raise 1 Eee
vances and shadows linger. Jesus is the that additional £10,000 per annum so that HT! | es
Light of the world, as Bousset suggests, we may avail ourselves of the providen- Het |
a sun in conflagration, but His sweet and — tial openings for work in Africa! yi
genial rays are fiercely resisted in every All of us are stirred to interest in the lit | j 1
part of the world. His piercing rays im- Hilton Young recommendation that the aT eas
pinge on the inertia of worldliness and three areas of Kenya, Uganda, and Ht ia
massed selfishness. There are many still ‘Tanganyika should be drawn together Il! i a
who love darkness rather than light. for more efficient and economical adminis- i Hi
Even in our own souls the struggle pro- tration by bringing these neighbouring Hil
ceeds with many a failure on our part. areas into “a customs, fiscal and adminis- it th
We ought not, however, to join the trative union or federation.” We know t Hi
cynics who show but little understanding that there are difficulties and perhaps ob- i HI
of the movements of the Spirit. All bitter- jections to this scheme, but our hopes are | | 2
ness leaves the hurts of the world un- that the mighty works of God in Uganda | :
healed. may be propagated in Kenya. There we Hit
must leave it at present. | i E
The British As I shall have no space to i | ;
Mandate. sketch the outlook for Conditions Readers of the Ecuo are i) ;
our Missions in Africa in in China. interested in the political ri iz
this month’s Ecuo, I may just point out situation in China because ( i g
\ that we are greatly heartened in our this must help to determine the conditions | Hii :
Christian adventure in East and West of missionary work. The present Govern- i! |
Africa by the new and friendly attitude ment has held together for a good while, 1 | :
of the British Government. From many but we learn that there are disruptive | | ses
| quarters evidences come to show that for elements within the party, and that there iH
the most part British officials take their are vigilant enemies outside. If the | ii
| mandate seriously, and are acting as real Government could carry out its scheme | I)
trustees of African interests, and because of reorganization and of demobilization mAh
of this they are ready to assist, as far as successfully in the next few months, it i Hi
is possible, the work of Christian educa- would gather to itself increasing strength j Hh
tion and of providing missionary hospi- near and far. : pa L |
tals by grants to meet part of the costs. Our missionaries write optimistically bit :
All this affords an unparalleled oppor- that active opposition to Christianity has | tH} |
tunity for those missions which have the died down. The members of the Churches + HL
means of meeting the standard of have shown admirable steadfastness dur- i | |
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ii ii ing a time of severe trial, and now Chi- dren present, singing Christmas hymns
a nese Christians are encouraged by the and kneeling in prayer to Jesus. In the’
Wy it more friendly attitude of their com- same church the Chinese contributed 60)
i patriots. It seems probable that if the dollars, and the foreign staff 40: dollars,
i present Government lasts, the new rules for gifts to help fifty very poor families.
Hy it governing the registration of schools and That is a practical demonstration of the
a |) | i the holding of land by missions will be possession of the spirit of Christ.
: i i} interpreted and applied generously, with Mr. Heywood says: “We have held
i it a fair amount of elasticity. The general eight out of nine circuit business meet-
i] Hi impression is that while we need not ings; they have all been marked by unity
I it hurry to register, we need not be afraid and peace, and they have inspired us with |
| i} of registration. great hopes of brighter and better days.
Al F | to come. Baptisms have taken place in
i | Wenchow The Rev. J. W. Hey- every circuit, and we are able to record
} Brighter. wood, of |Wenchow, the reception of 160 adults into church-
4 | writes : “It is with pleas- membership this year.”
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i bet ee Aas e se as, ae eo a Sy |
Hl) i Sia sate oO Adee et on, Se ae
i, i aie a d gb eee Rica EE OS ep ol AO as Sea san ir es fae asa
/ i la as Se Dp AN ee OER ERS Sly ee Oe Sis
i} aig y auch 2 F Pe A a a as ag
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mit| | / ry PW Ge ys C/E ere 5 i
‘| if ag Ne Piers be ad : Ye ee ee fe ape
| ae Te ae sec oe Tea ge A Je oe a
4 de FS Fite | Lit neers Ry pees e Pens 2 de ek 3 F : cot ae 2 Se
| i} Dor Agg Ts Te Coen Sa eT ee ale ae Aes oe
} i | _ PERE Re cS Seale ee ee nee pete
i i i The School at Kaigoi: the Nucleus of the [Photo: Rev. A.G. V. Cozens.
Hy i i Evangelical and tducational Work of this New Centre.
Hii 1} ure and thankfulness I report progress But there But shadows linger. Eight
1 1 | towards peace and unity. . . The are Shadows. days after the above letter
iI HY ; spirit of hate and bitterness is not so there came another in
: i f By much in evidence—we think it is dying which a sad and dreary story is told of
i Hi | out. . . Christmas-time was celebra- the state in which the school at Wen-
mi | ah os ted in the Churches without any signs of chow has been returned to us. Mr, Hey-
} ! i : hostility. Contrasted with the ugly e€x- wood sums it up by saying : “The school
| if periences of the past three Christmas has been practically looted, quite three-
i | festivals, it made us think that the per- fourths of the furnishings have been
fi i: # suasive music of the first Christmas at taken away.” Mr. T. W. Chapman is
ni | | i Bethlehem had been heard here : grieved beyond measure, and he estimates
; ii | O hush the noise, ye men of strife, our losses of furniture, of the apparatus
{ a page And hear the angels sing.” of the laboratories, and of electric fittings,
Higie In all chapels there were crowded con- at £750. If we intend to restart our
1 | | gregations at the Christmas service. In Middle School at Wenchow it will take
in| as as the principal city chapel, besides the men, months to carry out the necessary re-
i there were four hundred: women and chil- pairs, and an equal time for Mr. Chap-
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man to get together an adequate staff to the missionaries are safely back <> their | Hi aH
meet the new requirements of scholar- stations.” The Rev. Kenneth May tells it!
ship. A considerable increase of money of an exciting incident on their journey. |
grants will be needed to carry on this The large party of missionaries fell into | fi
| work of education in the future. two groups. One day Mr. May’s group: i ees
The question arises, Who is to pay for was headed by Dr. Frank Dymond on | TE ret
all the damage done to our property? horseback, and Mrs. May (‘‘Cathie’’) in | Tn eS
Mr. Heywood has written to the Consul her chair. Mr. May himself brought up ie we
and to the ministry of Foreign Affairs at the rear, and here his presence was of Hi ia
Nanking, and while thanking Mr. Shen value in protecting the coolie boss’s wife 1 AE ee
| for his help in getting the School restored, from the violence of some lewd soldiers. itt 5
) has also informed him of the losses we Half an hour after starting Mr. May was ity ia
| have sustained. I wish some of our startled by hearing the firing of rifles. Hit
large-hearted, noble laymen would take The alarm was given that bandits were We |
up this matter and raise the £750, or ahead. Mrs. May’s chair had been lead- Hl :
£800, required to restore our middle ing the party, the cook just behind, and a zs
school at Wenchow. If we seek and get Dr. Dymond with an escort of two sol- HY eS
| compensation in China.it will be squeezed diers some yards behind. As the chair- ths | | ie
out of poor and innocent folks who are men descended a gully, Mrs. May found tH i a
scarcely able to live now because of their herself face to face with an armed brig- HI ii sa
| poverty. The demand for compensation and who levelled a rifle at her. The Hi es
| is, as the Chinese are wide-awake to see, chair-bearers cried out, ‘Don’t shoot,” Wit Ss
contrary to the spirit and teaching of and put down the chair. On the bank Hi &
Jesus. above stood four more brigands. The an s
After telling of these dark shadows, cook, with presence of mind and an ad- Hi i é
| Mr. Chapman concludes his letter with the mirable use of imagination, shouted, Hi ti
cheering assertion that “The Church of “Come on all you soldiers. behind, here i | oi
Christ in China is every day receiving new are a few brigands!”? The answering WHE cat
adherents, and Christianity has now such _ yells of the escort, consisting of two men, HAT | se
a hold on the people that there is little must have seemed like the noise of an ad- I ii ;
fear for the Church in the future.” vancing host, and appalled the brigands, li |
who. fled without waiting to see what the Hy
Our Worthy So far our mission has Dumbers were. It was an alarming ex- Wi
Contribution. not been able to co- Perience, and we hope that Mrs. May was | | 5
operate in any practical OMe the worse for it. | |
way in the work of Higher Education in Hi j
China, though one cannot’ but hope that Freee a Mr. May reports that the |
in the schemes of future co-operation and Tongchuan. work at Tongchuan has Hi HI
correlation of Colleges, we may be able : been successfully main- Hi
to make some contribution to this work ‘ained under Mr. Liang—who, by the i |
of preparing adequate leadership in the WY, Was one of the first pupils trained ag
Churches. But our work has been a real thirty years ago by Mr. Hicks. “Twenty Hi Ss
achievement : in North, South-East and ™€M)_ Says Mr. May, attended a business H H 5
\ South-West China we have nearly 20,000 meeting this morning, most of them t Hi =
members, and 21,554 on trial. One can- YOUNS: Congregations have been good. H If
not think of this without feeling his heart The school is flourishing. Seven young : | e
to burn and glow with purest joy. It has men are inquirers. But the out-stations i ii i
| been a bit of unselfish work which our ave been neglected, and eae be re- |
Church has been enabled to do for Jesus started as soon as practicable. ' i
Christ. s Say not the struggle nought availeth, Hi
tne aoe and the Cee vain, H |
Ete és he enemy faints not, nor faileth, Wil) f
Stirring Of Yunnan the Rev. F. J. And as things have been they remain. | | |
Incidents in Dymond writes: ‘All is : 5 ; : é ll
Yunnan, well with us here ; i And not by eastern windows only, ' {Fi g
7 hope for much blessing in When daylight comes, comes in the light, | | j
this great country. Thank God, we can In front, the sun climbs slow, how slowly! ali
still see visions and dream dreams. All But westward, look, the land is bright! i He
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) | The Work of the Industrialist Missionary. Mr. H. CLAY
Hh H NE of the most striking things in pupils from aided schools may complete |
i & Africa to-day is the native’s thirst their training. To this centre all indus-
Wi for knowledge. Local native trial instructors in Kenya Colony from
aii ii councils are in several cases voting con- the Missions and the Government service
| i | siderable sums of money, raised by a tax were invited, at the Department’s ex-
; i 1 | per head, for expenditure on educational pense, a few months ago.
| i} buildings and upkeep. Several of our The Conference lasted five days. At the |
| } “boys” at Meru are very keen, and have opening session the Acting Director of
HI t constantly asked for a better education [Education gave a most able and sympa-
i | | than we have been able up till now to thetic address. He said that though the |
of give them. For this reason we heartily missions were working’ under what he |
i rejoice in the coming of Mr. Laughton would call the Higher Government, he
| who has given himself to this great trusted they were all working for the
; work. same end, the uplift of the African. Mr.
Pe It was my joy sometime ago to see H. O. Weller, M.A., the Acting Director |
something: of the educational work being of Technical Education, presided through-
done by the Church of Scotland Mission out the conference. He gave several |
: : at Kikuyu. After the day school had been lectures on the building materials suitable |
i filled to overflowing, the evening classes for use in a climate like Kenya. Other
Sf i were full with natives studying’ special experts spoke on the timber resources of
i i subjects. I was told that those in the the Colony, and on brick-making.
a i evening classes had been at work on the A particularly helpful address was
: j farms during’ the day, and in several in- given by the Rev. J. Dougal, the Prin-
; stances they had asked that they might cipal of the Jeans Teacher Training
1 i work on without any break for meals. School. He said that in order that the
ii The Government is at one with the teacher and his pupils should understand |
‘ missionaries in believing that native edu- each other and be in sympathy with each
, ii cation must combine training .of the other it was necessary that the teacher
I | hand with the training of the mind. should know the native language. Many 7
ii These must go together.. The Education mistakes and misunderstandings arose
aay Department is agreed. that such work as through lack of knowledge of what the
we are doing in our Industrial School at African is thinking. A very important
| Wid Meru is vital. They have established a point was emphasized that the purpose of
| Native Industrial Training) Depot at what the native was taught to make
| i |] Kabaete, near Nairobi, where selected should always be carefully explained.
iit 2 One of the main objects
{| i} { E | of the conference was to
Hh) formulate a new Technical
i af , = 7 os
may | : Training Syllabus, as the
HHH tia j [1 a roe one at present in use
ieee MEG Tas Se tone | is considered unworkable.
‘ee Me = a eee S The Government met the
|| i RO ASE cB Say Barre ant ae atin ae wishes of the missionary
} | ! i é | See eee serie industrialists in this re-
VI 1 | it NE Si6Bic e eS oui got eta tare ; : spect. One is reluctant to
| Hi | Gate Seer cs fae a ae rere eee See ‘ criticize where such good
Ri | 1a ees Ge eee ca ee lege ies | intentions are so evident,
! vi DERE agar SR Re ene oS : a Pee) but it seems to me that
‘| aoe Eee a SGA Ste ae ee eae there is great danger of
mi} ik | cee Bere saewteee acne Suse 2 ct eRe ree eee Geer the African’s education
Pi i (i ieecete ere cnenmemeeeee:| Cine unduly hastened ;
l | | Eee epee it is so easy to expect too
| yaaa = ee ee ee — much of him. There is an
See ee enthey: work. somplerss (Photo: Mr. H. Clay. increasing demand for
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; are scarcely touched as a i,
yet by any civilizing in- | Aa
. fluences. ~ The building of 1 HL
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| y a source of wonder to them; 1 ah gs
ey a many had never seen any- || Hf os
————— | thing like it before. This is We) |)
Sees ; = only typical of the interest | ARH S
A 4 fe ae ar! we want to give these people. wh iz
| —_ . : | ie ie Several of our apprentices 1 aan ee
pare : = ra ae | ‘Sees |} are baptized Christians, and i
5 eel Sais re rea mam. | have taken on a number i a
| meee : Si pli Ul IN pee | of others from our mission Hi
| eer earch a We Bapeha te ae $etteree| schools as apprentices on Wit
be ea bie {i AY gH ANTE He ae Mizisem! trial. These will be taught ati
OSE AE Waa) EAT SB eae ti mt a i Ns 1
10w to use local material Hf
pase at eee eae ee to build more sanitary and |) ||
[Photo: Mr. H, Clay. )}., hygienic houses, and simple Hit !
: furniture for their own use. Hy =
artisans in the Colony, both in the But most of all we want them to learn Hi ah
towns and in the settlements. The de- of the great Master Builder, of Ove who i <
velopment of the country depends largely can give them more abundant life. We Hi
upon trained artisan labour, but it must cherish the hope of seeing many of them Hi es
| be some years before skilled Africans are becoming ministers of Christ in various HET oe
in sufficient number to meet the demand. ways to their fellows. This is never lost i it
We may train the raw native by inten- sight of in our Industrial Mission. | :
sive methods, but it will take vears to Hi ;
produce real craftsmen. Heredity plays ; f a
a great part in this as in all other aspects i Yee, eS HH a
| of life the world over. In the next Sot” Lie. At
generation we can expect to see a greater eee Hi
fruition of the pioneer work now being Be eae agar ae Hi
done. Sees pcg. Oe if
Situated as our mission is in the heart Seen ahr es oe Ay oimearres | |
of the Reserve, and barely touched by the ek oe ee a I
forces of civilization, we have always as ke ae tl, ee eg en] i
our first object in the training of those Kp CS poe eo ne eae Pe Hh |
| committed to our care to make worthy pe ew a gee ae Be ae Hl
people of them where they are; to help eee Sint a eae oe qi
them to be of real service to their fellows Spiess fe ae ee ae A Ht {
all around them. Eventually many of Be Bake ap ae | | Thi
them may find themselves taking their 2 ae ite ete | 5
; places in the towns and settled areas, but Bo eee A : i i |
\ that is not yet. : ‘ie, eee Pe I
Our building operations and furniture Bees She rctgssicons ter ae i
making at Kaigoi have been an import- eae e oS ae | |
ant part of the *training of our Meru eS EO od Ce Baus i Mi ||
“boys,” and they have responded in a ea eg Pe ae | i Hi
wonderful manner. Of course no oppor- Des. eee Pee Sern Wy
|! tunity is lost of showing them how things AES 8 tes AE | | |
for their own use can be made on the Ree Se ed eee oe ae a i ii
same principle. But one realizes more PEST vA Rae ef As a a il ti
than ever since beginning’ work at Kaigoi Aignicelitbrldge’ on the !/ | |
how primitive these people are ; they Meru-Kaigoi road. (Photo: Mr. H. Clay. h H|
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|) Hospital Helped in Tongshan.
1 W ounds. Principal H. S. REDFERN, M.Sc.
i HE Tongshan community, which with free board and lodging and medical
i] i a+ for many years has been proud of attention during their residence in the
ii its Hospital, has had special Hospital, but on leaving it has presented
Ny ty reason to be proud of it during the past to each Chihli-Shantung soldier a ticket
Hl few months owing to the inestimable to Tientsin and a few dollars. For those
a | if service it has rendered in looking after — still remaining in Hospital, most of them
: | | the soldiers wounded in the recent fight- now convalescent, even more generous |
‘ | | ing, in the district between Tongshan treatment is in store. The medical \
|, and Lanchow. During the closing superintendent, Dr. J. B. Muir,
| engagements of the campaign against F.R.C.S., has lately made arrangements
i the Chihli-Shantung remnants, the fight- betwen the K.M.A. on the one hand and |
i larly heavy, and several thousand men _ to supply to these men on discharge, not
ji belonging to both sides were wounded. only a railway ticket and a grant of |
a Of these a large proportion were drafted money, but also a wadded suit of winter
i i iis to the K.M.A. Base Hospital. About clothes, so that they may return to their |
S three hundred of the more serious cases homes in comfort. |
: were received .as in-patients, additional In token of the gratitude which he felt
: ; accommodation being provided at the for what had been done in attending to
{ Hospice for the purpose of dealing with the needs of the Chihli-Shantung sol- |
: | this large number of patients. At the diers, as well as his own, General Pai |
' i same time hundreds of less seriously Chung-hsi recently prepared and _ pre-
i wounded soldiers were treated in the sented to the hospital a beautiful tablet
; Out-patient Department. on which was inscribed in Chinese char-
| The majority of these in-patients ~acters words which may be roughly ren-
ia have now been discharged cured, and dered as ‘Such. widespread love will \
i not only has the K.M.A. provided them always be cherished in the breast” : that
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| Mohammedanism and the Mendes I “
is, will never be forgotten by the soldiers. The medical superintendent, Dr. Muir, | | Si
The presentation of the tablet was in thanking General Pai for his gift and MW ye,
made on November 10th. On the morn- kind wishes said that he would like to |
ing of that day it was borne to the Hos- take this opportunty of publicly thank- : i
pital by General Kuo Hu Tung, who was ing the members of his staff for their | ! i) Be
acting as General Pai’s representative, loyalty during a most difficult time. Dur- | S
and who was accompanied by many mem-_ ing all the months when they were kept i ee
bers of the military staff and a brass overwhelmingly busy, and in a constant | See
band. In handing: over the tablet to the state of overwork, he never heard the i] oe
| Hospital, General Kuo voiced the feel- slightest complaint from any of them. a ca
ings of gratitude of General Pai, who He closed his speech by expressing the aii |
} unfortunately was unable to be present, wish that this Jast war in Lanchow would it a
and said that he really did not know be the Jast civil war in China, and that Hate
| what would have happened to the poor hereafter the country would enjoy per- HHT)
helpless soldiers but for the timely and petual peace. The presentation closed Wii E
generous help afforded them by the with the taking of a photograph of the HiT 2
| Hospital. party and with refreshments, Hl -
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Good and Bad in ‘AG. LAMB |i
and the Mendes. = Mohammedanism. ace | |e
What concerns the Christian missionary ceremonial ablutions. Not easily are they i fs
in West Africa is the advance made by dissuaded from these. The night watch- ii HH a
the Mohammedan faith during the period man on the Mission, a zealous Moro-mo, I | oe
| since the rebellion. I was assured by one will quietly go about his prayers no Il it
of the Tikonko chiefs a few days ago that matter who are near, as soon as the sun Week :
the advance of Mohammedanism in his reaches the horizon. This fact of prayer, He ai
country was a thing practically of the post- as a definite approach to the supreme iil
i rebellion times. It is impossible to say deity is a new factor in the religious life iH Ht
| how much this faith alters the beliefs of of the pagan. Accompanying this is the Td
the Mende man. To the Moro-mo, the sense that this is an obligation of man to lf I .
\ Mohammedan, there is one God, Allah, the deity, another advance on pagan Al |
and hosts of spirits, djinns. To his pagan thought. The next point is that Allah Wi i
brother there is one God, Ngewo, and hosts rewards those who faithfully carry out | |
| of spirits, ngafeisia. The old superstitions the obligations of prayer and fasting by i i| 2
are believed in by both. Polygamy and, the life of paradise, and punishes those Wi :
until the beginning of last year, slavery who are outside the pale. This is the i i k
\ were accepted by both. To both the third new conception, that of a life here- yt e
spirits of the river, the njaloweisia, and after directly related to our conduct in i, Hy
the spirits of the bush, ndogbo’usuisia, are _ this. I, Hi e
realities, It is in this third factor that we have i |
! But in at least three things the Moham- at once an advance and a bar to further Hy
medan faith does mark a step in the advancement on the road of religious life. Wn
spiritual development of the Mende and_ For the paradise promised to the faithful | th
the pagans of other tribes. In the first Moro-mo is simply a perpetuation of the Vig
| place, he learns to pray, however mechani- lusts of this life. A gross sensuality is the | Hh
cal his conception of prayer is. Assi- character of the promised life. That is too i Hil
duously and devotedly five times a day much akin to the ordinary nature of the I th §
he will face Mecca-wards sitting and pros- Mende to enable him to give it up in favour Whi ;
trating himself with his prayers to Allah of the pure conceptions of the Christian | | t) |
and His praises, performing first the faith very easily. mi
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i + | Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Hopkins. M. de J. Lark and of the late Mrs. G. P.
EV. and Mrs. A. J. Hopkins have Dymond. He comes of a well-known
| arrived from East Africa. They Plymouth family. He sails on March
a i < ae te. - 4 “a oD
Hy if are assured of a cordial welcome ‘th by the ss. “ Kashmir. |
ii by their numerous friends in all parts of * * * *
i Hi the country. We hear that Mr. Hop- The Missionaries’ Literature
HW t kins’s book, “Trail Blazers and Road Association.
i a Ryo ns 1 o ar * . .

; | if Makers,’’ is having a good sale. The Thirty-seventh Report of the Mis-
‘| || ; - - ey * sionaries’ Literature Association has
a | Rev. A. C. Lamb. B.Sc been issued. Our missionaries have no
| i Beach 3 1a Rttenenmi 1S greater friend than the Rev. J. E. Swal-
i ! Rev. A.C. Lamb, B.Sc., 1S Pome igh low, who for so many years has directed
Ai his first furlough from W a Africa. - tT. the Association. He has a zealous co-

Ss ' Lamb’s conteiburions to our cola AVC. sy oirerminithecRev J. D: Crosland. The
i i been much appreciated, ane aevistts e Association was formed for the supply of
i our churches will deepen the ee oO" literature to our missionaries overseas,
i | our people in our West African work. and for thirty-seven years this good work

vl Ht a * * 2 has been carried on with loving zeal. We
i hope our honoured and_ beloved friend
Dr. W. A.N. Marrow. P ones
f | of Mr. Swallow, may be able to continue


Hospital, has undertaken to supply for VeArSet

ak if Dr, E. T. A. Stedeford at Wenchow Hos- ~- S y .

4 ii pital during the latter’s furlough. Dr. =
{ Stedeford’s furlough is overdue, but he The Extra £10,000,
| would not leave his Wenchow work until The officials of our Missionary Society
a supply could be found. are anxious that the additional £10,000
| i | Dr. Marrow is a nephew of the Rev. asked for should be forthcoming. Much
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depends upon the efforts made during the had done at Cameroons and Victoria was | Hii, a
next two months. Missionary secretaries the most remarkable on the African 1 ee <é
will see that the need of additional help coast. Hi
| is put before our people. We have com- _ The Carey Press has done well to pub- Hl)
mitted ourselves to a forward movement, lish a new edition of this devoted ti >
and we cannot honourably withdraw. man’s biography. “Alfred Saker of the | Wa a
Cameroons ”’ is written by his daughter, Hil he
2 ie e : Miss E. M. Saker, and is published in an HT fea
How Much Do We Save? attractive volume at half-a-crown. Saker | | ay
How much do Methodist people save? was a man of gentle spirit, but his Lan Zs
Here is a significant calculation: Our courage and faith were remarkable. He tn oH
national expenditure on drink is just over gave thirty-two years to service in Africa, ih ;
| £6 15s. Od. per head of the population. and his last words were, “Oh that I had Hit | “
But Methodists are abstemious people, ®nother life to go out there! The field HT
and in tens of thousands of homes not a is white there. The multitudes are in it
single penny a year is spent on ‘ntoxi. darkness still. It is the Son of God call- Ht y
cants. In such cases the whole of that ing on us to go forth and preach the a ;
£6 15s. Od. is saved. Gospel to every creature, and we have Hi ¥
* * * * the promise that He will be with us unto i ii m
But let us put the expenditure per head the end.’”? The amount of work this frail Hit | S
by Methodists at the odd fifteen shillings, â„¢20 accomplished is almost past believ- HAT a
a greatly exaggerated amount we are ines Truly Saker is one of Africa’s Wy &
sure ; but let us put it at that, Thus we °#V1OUTS- ee ||
save £6 per head for our 142,000 mem- * * * * Hi oe
bers and 237,000 scholars, which works Greatly Improved Conditions We i
out at £2,274,000. in China. it i
* % % * Recent references in the EcHo to the 1H HT Be
£2,274,000 Saved! greatly improved conditions in China Hi Wh | :
Some may think this a fantactiowGale have rejoiced all our hearts. There are tI i fot
culation: but is it? One thing is cer- no instances in North or South-East i a :
tain, that because we are total abstainers China of any serious disturbance with Hi ti
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Bie aa Considerable sum whichsother | eng oe wee their work, Time is aii
wise we should spend. Others spend it ; of course required to repair the damage i HI
we keep it in our pockets. On this one done during recent years, but the attitude ii I |
commodity alone we save. £2,274,000 a of the authorities is one of increasing Hi
year = es: friendliness. As an instance : the British |
Is the proportion we give to missions noes un foe was removed some i i
from our savings fair? If we gave but Months, ago. because. Our authorities i i |
five per cent of our savings in the matter deemed it was" no “longer necessary. vi
of drink to missions our income would pean cage Se tife, perecnany im 1
be considerably over £100,000. pou eee ina, cas” tHe story. 10 VW is
y : “From the Watch-Tower’’ shows. But | | HT
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A Man Whom Livingstone Praised. ill be dealt with firmly when the new | Ha
David Livingstone said of Alfred Saker Government has a greater grip of its vast Hi i|
that in his judgment the work that Saker undertakings. i | 5s
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Wre did you have for your din- they had been able to feel the power of |
Hy | ner out yonder?” said a good my eye they would have been afraid.
Hy woman to me during my fur- Such beauties !—stiff (they had been
1 | lough. After this I took care to tell washed), irregular, their edges like rail-
eS women the truth whenever I addressed way lines after an earthquake, uncorru-
; i if them—harrowing stories of culinary gated, blotched, well ventilated. At last
i problems and nightmares in the bush. I “onslaughted” them, regardless of the |
| Speaking to a Mothers’ Union in the consequences, I snatched them from their ,
! grounds of a country vicarage near Leeds moorings, gave the holes to Willy, and
| I rather overdid it, for one dear soul told him to use what was left for dus-
i wanted to take me there and then to enjoy ters. Then I turned out a box of rem-
Sf a plate of Yorkshire pudding specially nants. From these I cut new curtains,
i | made to comfort me. The pudding would and fashioned them with much travail, |
fi that—but I shrank from the publicity. blood—a needle is a nasty weapon. From
oe itd It was a warning, which I feel about me my hussif I selected a needle of size, cot-
| now, restraining me;. too much detail ton of thickness, and no thimble—the
; : might bring’ consequences ; might result gathered fingers I have seen in my time!
S | in my being called to value a Yorkshire I have known for a long time that women
pudding for import duty across at the use thimbles only because their grand-
a post office. Suppose I were to say to the mothers did. A thimble is a freedom-
Hi i clerk, “When it left home it was in- killing thing. Ploughing to the end of
=i i valuable (quite true) but now, mouldy andthe first long furrow was a_ tiresome
i forlorn, it is—well, priceless!’ He business, but for the second I altered the
would not understand, and would ask me wavelength to 2 inches, and knocked
14 to state the figure in pounds, shillings nearly a quarter of an hour off the time.
iit and pence. Then I should have to say, So’a pair was made, and I searched the
i 8 “It’s worth a tanner, take it to him.” archives of the hussif for some tape, and
WI) ua One of our troubles out here is keeping one of those funny needles with a couple
1a food. Food sent from England has little of eyes and no sting. Then began the
i i chance unless hermetically sealed in tins. imitation caterpillar performance, the
i But the food question is only one trouble — stuff all crinkling up, the needle retreat-
of many. What about the kitchen, wash- ing, and—ah, well! I got it through at
{ ing up, dusting, making beds, mending, last, and nearly died of grief : it had gone
a and the whole nightmare? What about in three inches at the other end!
| j curtains ? I am going to speak of cur- When I came round, after a very severe
Mi Vt tains as one who has suffered from them. attack of some sort, I put the question |
a | Man and boy I have helped to wash them, to the air, to the walls, to the sky, “Why
mi) || stretch them, hang them in more senses curtains? Were there curtains in the
/ Vt | than one, and I declare out of profound Ark?” (The old ones looked as if—but,
mY ignorance that they were most certainly no). After all, were curtains necessary?
| He | the best curtains in the whole street. But Why not call Nonsense to witness my
i my cup was not filled : I had tocome here sense as I bundled the whole caboodle
} | ii ot to know the agony of making them and into the box again and banged the lid.
} Hi it fitting them. They say humour is a saving grace ; so.
; Hi | When I got back from England in also is the philosophic mood. I actually
{| | | October I found the Mission House stil! enjoyed myself staring at nothing’ and'
Hl i : a place where on the hottest day a twelve going over the whole question of beauty
| | horse-power shiver might be generated versus utility, in the course of which T
WW | | merely by imagining the arrival of Mrs. saw as in a dream the murky flow of
1) ee Higginshire, from either Laisterdyke or industrialism. I saw the ugly streets of
| ee Wigan, and what she would say. Ter- many atown I knew, house next to house
yt | rible! For a week or more I shivered in grimy row, with narrow tunnels lead-
| 1th: daily. The curtains fascinated me. If ing’ to the back doors, or a long narrow
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| back street like a gutter leading to all the Where is the moral? First it has to ! | es
back doors of two streets—a utilitarian do with young men who are thinking of i fs
brain-wave. Suddenly from one of the being’ missionaries. Let them learn the ii
houses in Paradise Row-—or was it things Mrs. Higginshire can teach them it
| Mount Pleasant Avenue?—there came about running a house: baking, cooking, | ;
forth Mrs. Higginshire. It wasa dream, sewing, how to retire to bed at ‘even | il oe
of course, or else she wouldn’t have been with equanimity, needle and cotton and | ii oe
able to turn two corners and walk up wool, and a great accumulation. The ; ii ees
Gloucester Street, Freetown, as she did. second lesson is one concerning the frailty i Sie
Anyway: I saw her coming. She came of man, who all his life may have about 1 eh
| right up to the house, and almost him the love of Mary, and the service of Ht oy
shrivelled me to the dust by the pain in Martha, and never realize what priceless it
her voice as she exclaimed—‘“‘Look at blessings are his. Let him be sent far Ht them winders! Who lives here? You from home to grip a_ needle between i
| can have a bit ’o pride though you may finger and thumb, to try and sew with it Hf
be poor.” She faded away, andtwodays when at long last he has threaded it, and Wh
! later I stood under a halo pointing out to at his forty-fifth groan find himself bowed | ;
a visitor the neatness and beauty of my to the dust before the image of Mrs. nit s
curtains. “Made ’em myself!” I said Higginshire, miracle worker, mediator of Ii) ; zs
proudly. beauty, angel of patience. ih | -
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the World.” An Important Book. He is
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[° all parts of the world men and women Mr. Paton begins by discussing the in- li | ae
| are hazarding their lives under the fluences hostile to the conception of a Ve i oe
compulsion of a great conviction. world religion, and goes on to show that HH
This conviction has been born of an ex- only in religion can men find the common Wr
perience, the experience of a new and_ basis of life, and the strength and guid- Hit Hit
joyous life through the saving grace of ance they need. This common basis, and fl i
Christ. The. conviction these men and this strength and guidance can be found hh
women share is that this saving grace in Christ as in no other. Then follows ya
| which they enjoy is what the world most an exposition of the uniqueness and uni- |
of all needs. They have a faith for the versality of Christianity, an exposition of lt Ht
' world. The religion they possess is a great value and interest, especially to mis- tI I!
universal religion ; they believe it is the sionary workers. Mr. Paton concludes f i
only universal religion. with an earnest and inspiring appeal to i Hi
This is the theme which the Rev. Christians to be filled with a passion of i I
William Paton, the secretary of the Inter- self-giving that they may make known I | B
national Missionary Council, expounds in the good news throughout the world. I
his new book, ‘A Faith for the World,”’ Guilds and Study Circles could have no Hl ti
just issued by the Edinburgh House better book than “A Faith for the ri ;
Press, 2 Eaton Gate, at half a crown. World’’ as a text-book for their gather- i 1 :
We do not know of a book on this vital ings. And the ordinary reader will find Bl
theme more cogently reasoned than the in it much to stir his best thought and 1]
one before us, certainly not one in the quicken his finest feeling. It is a mas- | i) |
space of some two hundred and fifty terly work by one of the keenest minds in li |
pages. the Christian Church. Wi yy
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= it UAN YIN, the most popular of flags at the mast-head blessed and sup-
io China’s many deities, is wor- plied at the temples. Her name can save
HI | shipped by millions of people from every peril ; no fetter can hold, and
| throughout this vast country : Confucian- no demon or monster hurt any who call )
i ists, Buddhists, and Taoists. Being the upon her name. Whatever the temple
| patron saint of all mothers, to whom she may be there is almost invariably a shrine
i with a child in her arms, much like the ag gentle as a sunbeam: her image or
S what the Virgin Mary is to the women ions of times the prayer is offered,
no if 4 of the Roman Church so is Kuan Yin to “Great mercy, great pity, save from sor-
( | the women of China. row, save from suffering.”
| An old Chinese legend says that Kuan In the far-away town of Chao Tong
: Yin when about to enter the Western where for four years I made my homes
oi : Paradise (Heaven) heard a cry of pain there lived a young Chinese woman who
Â¥ rising from the earth, and moved by pity aq a little bronze Kuan Vin which was
i { she paused as her feet touched the thres- very dear to her heart, and to which she
Ss hold. Though this is but legendary it is daily burnt incense and chanted prayers.
| VCD beautiful idea, and may explain Oy¢ day there came to this woman the
il] ii why Kuan Yin is loved and adored by qearest of all gifts to Chinese women, a
f Se oe n and children throughout baby boy. As soon as she was able, this |
| China. She comforts in sorrow, hears happy mother brought her babe to her |
WI] Ue every cry of misery, and protects’ the Kuan Yin, and holding him up before her
: ii tempest-tossed sailors who carry small cy, prayed Kuan Yin’s blessing’ and pro-
: i} tection. Alas, the wee babe died, leav- |
mY UR ae ee oe, RI ing his mother distracted. A But as ,she
| i | Re eee was a good, kindly woman, in place of her
mit) Sarees ERS al lost child she adopted a babe, and with |
HH ; A> : TS) gles tears mingled with joy she brought the
| | 0 Be per 5 ZR child of her adoption to her loved Kuan
mT) | a a ca A Yin, and prostrating herself before her _
WH | dd cae TSE. A she invoked her favour. Alas, this child |
| | Snes o an 4 died also. The poor mother was broken- |
Wi) ae fF he hearted, and in her pain and distress she
} Hy} i oe a : as took up her Kuan Yin and cursed it.
mi) a Cees ra. (i Se ae damned it with unspeakable epithets, and
WY 4 i ee ga then bespattering her idol with filth she
i Hy) ae ol pee S et 7 ee flung it out of her opened door.
i | | (ee oe 4, aay This happened five years ago, but I
) i | i} ee oe find myself still worrying about that
j | | | gaa > ee fe SE young mother. Her heartache, her dis-
i | 1a ah ea - sae Se tress, her bitter disappointment in her
' wate. wee 13 Kuan Yin is emblematic of the whole of
j ais 2 ae es modern China. Under China’s restless
\ } ahs Bo eee Se 4 turmoil there is a mental anguish which
i 1 ii Peed sete eee eee ee words cannot express, and though she is
| | | [ee Coe unre | rejecting much of her ancient faith her
Pia: Kuan Yin, the [Photo: Rev. heart aches—aches for the healing touch
| i | Goddess of Mercy. W.H.Hudspeth,.M.A. of the Great Physician.
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- Africa: The Land of Problems. — s‘Tacxson Hi |i
dE late Dr. Aggrey told us that even “Most natives have rejected the Christian | i
y the form of the continent presents life because of the white men who are | ij
to us one great question mark non-communicants, non-service attenders, Whi :
amongst the continents of the earth. non-prayer sayers. They find these whites j it ss
South and West Africa are seething with playing tennis, working, or strolling’ i i| i} ee
difficulties which demand Christian states- about the streets, watering gardens, and | ili see
manship and understanding in their solu-. what not, on Sundays while church ser- 1 SS
tion. The occupation of various parts of vices are being held, and they wonder. it i} oe
the continent by Europeans has created They see and hear of so much unfairness | | a
difficulties which missionaries of former done by individual whites here and there, Wil js
years did not encounter in their experi-- and then by the State officials towards itl fa
ence, Economic factors, with the accom- the black men, that they naturally won- Hebe:
panying exploitation of the wealth of the der why people who preach to them of a Ay
land, produces further avenues which loving, good God, who has no respect a ‘
missions must include in their programme. for colour, should commit such wicked- Wii} ‘
South Africa, with its multiplicity of ness towards other human beings ; so they | | *
problems, is perhaps an indication of conclude, that the whole thing, Chris- ' i Ze
some dangerous tendencies which may re- tianity, is a deceit.” Hitt
act upon our mission in Kenya. While The policy of trusteeship, now definitely EA oe
some of the primary difficulties of mission accepted, brings in its train certain rt ae
work which pioneers had to encounter re- responsibilities. Will Africa be an imita- i | &
main, there are others arising which tion of Europe, or will it be a land where Hi ge
cause missionary work to be regarded as African initiative will have the oppor- Hi} ye
a complicated task. A few of these under tunity of expressing itself? Will trustee- AT 5
discussion would assist us, here in Eng- ship involve an acceptance of the view th :
Jand, to understand the patience, zeal, that when the Kenya native has reached IH} | ee
foresight and courage demanded of those responsibility he will be allowed to formu- lit | a
| who represent our missions in Africa. late his own life, with its varying econo- HH HT si
The impact of a highly civilized people mic problems? The situation is by no || |
upon primitive races reacts in various means clear at present, and the ultimate at |
wavs. In East Africa alone we find the result of the change of outlook and policy tH Wh
following numbers of Europeans. In will depend considerably upon permeating I i}
Northern Rhodesia, 3,634; in Nyasa- the whole atmosphere of the Legislative Wi
land, 1,486; in Zanzibar, 1,020; in Council in Nairobi, _and_its subsidiary Hh
Uganda, 1,269; in Tanganyika, 2,447 ; councils, with the spirit of the Christian a :
and in Kenya, 12,500. The influence of Church of Jesus Christ. May all leaders i, i
these Europeans upon African life can be 1? Africa be granted divine guidance dur- Tee
stupendous, if guided through the correct ing this formative and difficult period in Hi
| channels. The administration of Kenya 'ts history and development ! | Ht}
takes a more humane view of African life Fear dominates the official mind in the Dt ;
than in previous years, but there is a Government of Kenya. The Conscription i HH &
grave danger from the wrong kind of Bill, which, thanks to a more humani- | HH
influence exerted by the European. In tarian spirit failed to pass the Legislative i HI
South Africa, even now, the danger to the Council, reveals the thought that the sup- Vi
Christian Church is acute ; in Kenya it is posedly weak, servile tribes may retaliate | Hh “
growing. Young African thinkers con- against injustice. If the policy of trustee- ai ,
trast the lives of Europeans, whether ship was uppermost, would this fear be Hi fie
church members or otherwise, with Chris- dominant? Attempts were made in the |
tian teaching and find a distressing in- first instance to demand the service of i
congruity. Christianity has, whether we missionaries in a Defence Force against 4 HH
like it or not, been taken to the African those to whom they accepted the call to i]
| as the “white man’s”? religion, and all serve. Could anything be more contra- ! i
| white men will be judged by that stan- dictory ? ; : a
dard, whether they be administrators, Africa demands | wise statesmanship, i I ee)
traders, settlers, or missionaries. The the understanding of love, a noble vision MW
following situation is typical of South of Africa for the Africans, and last, but i} Hl |
Africa and is becoming typical of East. not least, an African Church for Africans. / |
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| ! Matters of Interest in Letters from China.
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i A Pen Picture of our Ningpo dead; Good afternoon!’ and out he
Compound. walked. I had omitted to wind up the |
f “. HERE are four houses in the !0ck the previous night.”
a compound, which is situated in 3 5 Y
Sh the as on: the «Bund, Pillowcases for Chinese Hospitals.
i on the opposite side of the river The following hints, just to hand, will
: | from the city. Three of the houses — be helpful to any friends preparing pillow-.
j are occupied by missionaries and the cases to send to our Chinese hospitals.
: ii fourth is let to a Danish family, called The most useful material is unbleached
i i Mathiesen. Mr. and Mrs. Conibear and calico, as it stands the hard scrubbing
a Alan (aged 24 years) and Mr. Tomlinson required in washing. Chinese. women,
i if live in one ; Miss Doris Coombs and Miss while taking great pride in their hair, do
; ‘ Clarice Beer live in the next, which is not wash it as we do ours, but. oil it
aT a semi-detached; Mr. and Mrs. Bates, daily and smooth it back. So, though a
inh Margaret (7), Dorothea (6), -and James small mat is used over the pillows, the |
‘| (3) live in the third, and Mr. and Mrs. grease does soil the pillow-cases, and is
aH i Mathiesen, Anna Lisa (13), Kirsten (11), not easy to wash out, especially when
ll 4 and Christian (3), live in the fourth. In they are made of finer material. The
ia addition to all these people there are customary and convenient size varies
I ak three dogs, Buff, a pointer, who lives from ours, being much smaller, 23 inches
: | with the Conibears; Teddy, Buff’s Jong by 14 inches wide is quite large
WY puppy, who lives with the Bates’, and enough—though an inch either way to
| Sven, a lovely Great Dane, who belongs suit the width of the material would not |
mi) to the Mathiesens.”’ signify.
Thee Any of the larger size already sent are |
i | | | Language-Study Experience. of course being adapted or used for some
HI i Miss Coombs and Miss Beer are work- special DUEROSSS but ee advisable :o take |
vil | ing hard at language study, and find it note of this definite instruction in the
i i} very interesting, though somewhat diffi- Euture:
mit Va cult. They have two teachers, Mrs. : :
i | Chen for Ningaeese colloquial, and Mr. Miss Armitt at Work.
HII it a Tseng for the written language. The “Ten days after arrival in Chu Chia
i Hi ie lady is inclined to flatter them, but the I opened a station class. when 13 women
; | | gentleman is of a different temperament entered from the Lao Ling Circuit. Four
| | i i and his nearest approach to praise were pupils walked from their homes: one
ma the words “You did your best!” when seventy li—a li is one-third of an English
{ | | i they apologized for their poor results. mile—another forty li, and two others
Benet Miss Beer tells this little amusing in- less than half the distance.
1 aay cident : ‘‘One afternoon the lesson seemed “The ages of the pupils ranged from
i t unusually lengthy, so I surreptitiously sixteen to sixty years. Of the latter,
| ij glanced at the clock and saw we had two employed their reading hours in
iy ah ot still ten minutes more. After a consider- learning large characters printed on
| i | able time had passed Mr. Tseng suddenly coloured paper—a simple prayer and
a | Ht look up and exclaimed, ‘The clock is Scripture passages like, “God so loved
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the world.” These were used as Scrip- tism. Sixty-six in all have been saved i
ture choruses in the meetings, and so through their testimony. { Hi
were more fully impressed on mind and “Throughout the provinces the magis- | i 2
heart. trates are issuing’ orders for the temple |) ey
“The pupils a little more advanced idols to be destroyed and the buildings to Hu ye
read the Catechism, and those who had _ be used for schools, etc. Examination of Wi an
knowledge of the phonetic script and had women with bound feet is taking place il so:
attended a previous station class, studied and fines imposed where orders have not Heli Fed
St. John’s Gospel. The youngest, Peace been carried out. iy :
Chen, first came as a tiny child with her “A letter from a Chinese in Shantung i} oe
mother. This time she came with her says: ‘Come as soon as you can to help Heel a
step-mother and read a copy of the chil- us to know the Lord Jesus. We need to Wie
dren’s Bible which I brought from Shang- know Him better, and China needs to Hi)
hai. She was helpful in teaching the old know Jesus more than she needs Dr. Hii es
ladies and the phonetic script. Sun’s Three Peoples’ Principles.’ ” t iH c
“Mrs. D. H. Smith gave health talks, <$eo HITT | “
and in the afternoon public meetings we : Hel a
explained incidents in Christ’s life. These The Nameless Saints. | i =
were afterwards reproduced in the three What was his name? I do not know his Hh Hii ee
lantern talks, when the Rev. D. H. name. il i =
Smith officiated at the lantern—a gener- | only know he heard God’s voice and came, wi ie
ous gift to the mission from Dr: Brought all he had across the sea ve tee
Plummer. To live and work for God and me; a Se
“Three of the best pupils from this ee the ungracious dalk 5 He hi
| ) : ragged from the soil We Whi :
year’s class have been asked to attend a Wiiechorrid toil : iH poe
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voluntary workers class, to be held for The thrice-gnarled roots and stubborn rock ; Hi i a
a month in the spring, to prepare them With plenty piled the haggard mountain-side ; Ii | | ue
| and others to help more efficiently in their And at the end, without memorial, died. a oy
own churches by teaching illiterate No blaring trumpets sounded out his fame. I |
women inquirers, or leading a cottage He lived—he died—I do not know his naine. HP P|
meeting. No form of bronze and no memorial stones Hi tn
“The need for a higher type of woman Show me the place where lie his mouldering bai
worker is great. May I ask your prayers bones. ‘ if | i
that such may be found among the Only a cheerful city stands | Hh
women of our own churches, and trained Bui ded by a nedenes hands. | é
|. in the best possible way. ‘ : SUL Se cuca a! eee i Hi
“Later I spent a happy fortnight in a The cheerful play sa
similar class at Wu Ting, where I had Of love and hope and courage cones. | j | |
| not been for three years. These are his monuments, and these alone, HP |
| ‘There is no form of bronze and no memorial t | &
Encouraging News of the Church Stone: i | | L
in China. And 1? | | :
“Tn Peking, Mr. A. Koh, a Chinese Is there some desert or some pathless sea Hi ih
Christian has built a church in his court- eee good: God of-angels, will sei! i | i}
yard, where many meet for fellowship and Some oak for me to rend; some sod, | HW f
Bible study. One who has visited it Semerock for me to. break: Tiee
writes : ‘I never met with so solidly es- Some handful of His corn to take i |
tablished native Christians anywhere.’ And scatter far afield ra
The members are made up of officials, Till it, in turn, shall yield i HH :
professional, literary and commercial Its hundredfold I, | }
men and women. Of grains of gold z aa
| “They bear a unique testimony in hos- « To feed the waiting children of my God? {| t
js uf g y Show me the desert, Father, or the sea. + Oh
pitals and prisons. Last week they bap- [, jt Thine enterprise? Great God, send Hi |
tized twenty-one men in prison by im- me. : i | j .
| mersion, in a large tub provided by the And though this body lie where ocean rolls, i Hh
warder. The men were tested after long. Count me among all Faithful Souls. / 1 |
instruction, and proved ready for bap- EDWARD EveReTT Hate. q HH
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1] 1] We have pleasure in publishing the course, be most pleased if you can give
md following appeal issued by the students us both. : |
Ht at Victoria Park College, Manchester. Yours sincerely,
A | < |
| The efforts of the students on behalf of On behalf of the Students,
Wy : our missions at Home and Overseas de- G. VERNON, Secretary.
S| | if serve the greatest encouragement, and we F. Hestop, Asst. Secretary.
i | trust our people will respond worthily. S. C. CHALLENER, Treasurer,
hf If z 3 Sieene > et ipoti i j
N connection with our Annual Mission- j i a ; oy eae te He acknow-
! ary Effort we are this year striving ‘edged in the nited Methodist. |
i to exceca last year’s total. 32
A | Last year the record sum of £200 was “Pen Pictures From India.” By Annie |
i sas sad Beet Fi Galbraith Piggott. (Berean Press, Is.)
i raised, but this‘year we are attempting to a gs g ; ;
i tito that record because we feel that Thirty-one stories concerning, for the most !
Si OutStnp HEE eS i t wean pat the Orphanage of the Churches of
a £200 is by no means the utmost v 43 f Christ Mission, at Daltonganj. The stories
oi hed do in response to the missionary need Of are simply told, but they make a very tell-
i to-day. ing appeal for Christian work among Indian
i | s ; women and children. And they show how
Te realize that these are 7s of ever- SR ge cee Nieea goons ofr
i . We realize that these are days of evi h essentially Christ-like that worl: is.
erowing demand, and that the love which
Re : readily gives has been increasingly taxed
: in recent months by the terrible plight of The United Methodist Church |
i| i those dependent upon the mining indus- ae f
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| and suffering, and our heartfelt sympathy ee |
: ‘I 1 SECRETARIES — Foreign — Rev. C. STEDEFORD,
i} for them makes us sensible to their claim. *73"Siverbirch Road, Erdington, Birmingham ; Acting?
| Yet we cannot be insensible to that claim Rev. W ALEX GRIST. 141 Devonshire Road. Forest |
MN) |} 5 ‘ at fe ill, London, S. 5 ome—Rev. J. LINEHAM, B.A.,
a | which is constituted by the very real need Ph.D., 22 Thornton Avenue, Brixton, London, S.W.2.
mT | We of our sea pengs in other ae The TREASURERS—Forcign—JOSEPH WARD, Esa. IP.
i i | rork istian missions 1s the response ndcliffe Grange, Sheffield. Home—HARRY HARRIS,
j 1a work of Chr G P Esq., F.S.A.A., 2 and 4 East Circus Street, Nottingham.
|) | we make to that need. Eas
i | es : Home. Organization Secretary: Rev. J. ELLIS.
at As we catch the wider vision and gain —_ 2 Windsor Road, Forest Gate, E.7.
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Hi i i - re realize afresh Lantern Bureau Secretary: Rev. C. A. DAVIS.
H the universal outlook we rez iealed Oakville,” Cemetery Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire.
WY that the wounds of the world can be heale Rete oe Mines eS,
ait ist issionary hes is w
mi | only as Christ the missionary preaches 5
WY ft enthroned in the hearts of all men. So OMEN’S MISSIONARY
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i Hi ii unfailing’ generosity in .support of our —_——
(| i effort President: Mrs. E. G. WARREN, Wick, Downton
aa it S Salisbury.
i | Ta college here, much hard work is Seceetany:: Mrs. A. TRUSCOTT WOOD, 2 Tamar
| i : ° ‘ errace, Launceston.
mi) ae a being done, and we are NOW looking for- Foreign Cor. Secretary: Mrs. H. SUNMAN, B.A..
A Yt ward to our Missionary Demonstration ane Manes, Connah's Quay, Chester.
H { . : : - ublication Secret 3.MrsioJe Bs itt,
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i j This year it is to be held on March 20th Secretary, of the Costume Department: Miss
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iH | Vt a at the afternoon meeting will be Mr. A. Egremont, Cleveland Road, Torquay.
| | i Stott (an accepted volunteer for overseas News items for the “United Methodist" should not be
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1 | mee) SOE Dae: ; i] of ORBERS & ADVERTISEMENTS to Rev. HENRY
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between man and God.” —Rev. R. O. HALL, M.A. | il 7
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To ikonko Towers, Rev. E. COCKER. | :
And Beyond | 2
EFORE this journey I had often an overnight stay at Puta, and gifts from li | Be
| travelled from Freetown to Bo England for the children, a very special i ti a
: Bre eee Rais : d pee ars : ei 3 He :
| (four times is “often ”’ in this part gift being a framed picture, The Piper Ni :
of the world) but never so comfortably. A of Dreams,’’ from the Brighouse Girls’ it]
snail may prefer to have its house on its Secondary School, to hang in the Tikon- Hi ;
back, but a man likes to be free. I had ko School. There was certain other lug- il) | &
L written Mr. Lamb for instructions, and gage which got lost on the journey, in- at a
he had replied from ‘‘Tikonko Towers,’ cluding a sago pudding, which I ate i Hi Zi
| a name not only allowable, but commend- straight from the dish, neither making Hi | ¥
able, coined by one so placed that he nor leaving any bones. a
must let his fancy roam or go mouldy. : HH Wi
“Tikonko Towers’. is the new house. Mr. Lamb met me with the motor-van, a
The old house, made of mud and thatch, and soon had me bumping along the I; i
enlivened by predatory lodgers, was Tikonko road, over the tree-sticks placed i; I
| known in semi-official correspondence as where the heavy rains had dug pits and Wi
| “] dreamt that I dwelt in marble pot-holes, and by some sort of magic he Hi
f halls, aname £ -— SiS oe a i I
defy any reader Be She , ido poy : | Ht
| to paint on his oo Ritts aie Be Re age | i} =
front gate. Mr. Sa ge aye Bese ‘ Eis ei Hi! ti |
: ay Pee Mame he rs é. : - we a
Lamb had writ- gta” COS ee wi Seas cae Se eee We 5
“3 5 A SR BPP eP. 6s BR” - oie set i |
ten me about the ee eee a ee PN ce Sem HT
luggage I needed | gaiiaeeaeeeumeees BY eS es eo ee Hy Hi
to bring. I was |e sssuetee Oe ieee eet: ae ae ghee hse le eA | i 5
| not cut down to | (eee Waites: siliarasie samme 4 oS aaa i! i ie
mae Pore or ae a en. a Soe e S Dae
an attache-case me td Be eRe Ry! a ih a . PT
and a straw hat, Pease Se RP cg. Set tc). alia : \ i i |
but compared Aa ee) Beta has | HI
with other days |fae ee" Bi Po. ae See Pee eee Hy Ri
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to have come to | iit asa:saueeelan a ee ica Sore 1 HH
that. AllI needed |Rupeeercmemnamermmncrreet Se es aa a
to tak ; ee tig cc ae ore a
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bits 0’ things, Round the Orange Tree. (Photo: Rev. A. C. Lamb, B.Sc: I. te
my camp bed for A Corner of Futa. | i 11)
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\ it got through Tikonko town, which was and when he is operated on for appendi-
i made by spilling little clowns’ hats out citis the English surgeon does not say,
of a big clown’s hat. long ago. So we “Let me see, where do these people have
Wy came to “Tikonko Towers.’? I was too their appendix?’’ Itis well to remember \
Wt tired to bother much about the house these simple facts lest we think and talk
i] | that night, but next morning, November loosely about the ‘African mind.” — i
. 29th, I looked over it with much interest. put in my tests this time for the acquisi- |
i i | It is well built, convenient, and will be tive instinct. I had twelve yards of white
oe | | 1 a good house when many cheaper, but cloth, which I made a show of handing
il} less economically built, have perished. over, and then drew it back, my eye-
The durable house here is the cheap brows raised in surprise as I exclaimed :
oe house, and this house, built of concrete, “ But I see the chief doesn’t want it!”
| has cost at least £700 less than it would I was mistaken ; the exclaiming’ tongue, j
a have cost had it been built by a contrac- and clutching hands told me so. The |
i tor, instead of being supervised from be- coloured cloth was similarly dealt with. |
1 ginning to end by Mr. Lamb. When I got to the tobacco, and kept up \
‘Si During the morning I visited the the game, I could see the acquisitive \
ae newly-established Institute, and saw the instinct looking through the windows of |
SH beginning of a great work, perhaps the the chief’s eyes, eager as a baby that has
greatest work we can accomplish, that sighted the bottle ; but when I took silver
: of training’) Mende youths to be evan- out of a box, and put it back again with
' gelists to their own people, preaching a click of the lock, playfully assuming
oH 4 the Gospel in their own language. Next the chief’s utter lack-of interest in such |
; morning’ we started off in the van to visit stuff, the now fully-excited instinct came |
| t the new stations at Bandajuma and Futa. right out and stood. before me, all agita-
> Bandajuma is about twenty-five miles ted with the fear of impending disaster.
i : from Tikonko, in the midst of very in- The chief was a child; we all are. Are
i Mm ae teresting country, through which flows we? Is there not a scale, a difference of |
i the Wanje river. The portly chief was degree, a height reached where such un- |
| ie waiting to pay his respects—a homely- controlled acquisitiveness is under foot? |
Wn) 8 looking man, graced with a black paint- Is Christianity a destroyer of selfishness,
i} brush on his chin. Every man, we or is it not? How high have we climbed?
Ae must agree, is different from every other Can we know? Can we judge? How
ny man, but he is also like, and, all the subtle are the subtleties of self-delusion !
Hi i world over, there are certain funda- “Cleanse Thou me from hidden faults.”’
} mentals which one expects to find. A From Bandajuma we trekked through
! Mende man’s heart is on the left side, the bush. With the respect youth offers
HI . to old age, Mr.
Wi) it a a ee | Lamb insisted on
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mii] | only hammock
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1 1} f | a to carry loads.
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wonderful cartiers, but ‘sometimes ously as it tried to find its heaven-bound i fe
weight and distance sap their endur- legs, whereupon for a few moments its Wait 3S
| ance; then they sing —any old caperings were so screamingly funny as Hi
song—for the svle purpose of re- to double up the boys in uncontrollable Hi
energizing themselves — an application laughter. And one night, according to WH es
of psychic-homeeopathy, pre-occupation plan, the class meeting was held. We i) oe
relieving the pain of occupation. They talked of life and light coming to the ih Ze
not only thus refresh themselves, but one Mende people. One of the Institute Wh Soe
another, for it often happens that fleet- boys, a young Timothy, led us in prayer | i ie
foot gets ahead and out of sight, while -—a_ prayer of understanding and deep Hi} a
slow-foot lags and feels lonely. Then it is spiritual feeling. It may be that the eye- Hee zs
\ that slow-foot cries a wailful cry, which lids of the morning here are only at their Hitt a
f fleet-foot answers from afar, and a voice first blinking, but they that walked in Wik:
| is heard crying in the wilderness, “Com- darkness are seeing a great light. | ii
| _ fort ye! ’’ I walked as much as I rode, On Christmas Day we took services in ! By
for the track was often narrow, tortuous, Freetown, after which we had the day to Hi :
| and steep; besides which it was in my ourselves. Three thousand miles from i 1 3
heart to give the hammock boys as much home, with the thermometer at 90 degrees Way i Za
relief as possible. in the shade, and a tinned plum-pudding Hii =
I found Futa to be the very finest town at slightly higher temperature, with Wei ES
I have yet seen in Mendeland. The sauce to match, we made a brave show. He Ue Ra
chief there has travelled much, and pro- At eight p.m., our patent sigh-and-groan it | &
| fited thereby, besides which he has those recorder showed us all square in sighs | iil : Es
impulses God gives to a few for the ad- (95 each) with me one up in the groans Hill i
vancement of many. Our compound is yy
at the entrance to the town, and wonder- Wi :
| fully advanced, having already over thirty [jg Ps ee i | ee
} scholars. We have done well to open A cater és Bo oe iH bi =
stations at these strategic centres, and if ae = shee i i Fas
some day we can place a missionary at ee WT
Bandajuma to serve that area what great eee —— ) | i
things will be possible! I shall ever re- eos ae li Hit
member my visit to Futa for the refresh- See ey Hi
ing sleep I had in the Rest House. I lay : [ [, Hit
down very weary, my eyes heavy, ’ : ‘ j | if
my bones singing, and sank into dream- af | ogee * oii 3
less sleep, to wake next morning in utter j i ay | | j
bewilderment. I thought I was at home, | ; Wea V4
| but soon I knew where I was ; any ques- fe ge | i :
tion as to how I felt may be set aside as ee : . | HT} ;
\ a conundrum. : i lan i 1
f We got back to Tikonko about two 8 a : li | { bs
p.m, on Saturday, December Ist. Many 8 SS —_—"a i | it i
things happened before Mr. Lamb and I Eales A ee oo : ee } Hi “.
came down to Freetown for Christmas. | 3a oe ee ll g
? A snake was caught trying to pay us a en i i :
visit one afternoon. Then one night a | “7 4 I} f
leopard came prowling’ about the veran- nae oe ‘ | | |i
dah, and imagination, so run-away at i me ce. Re Oe fe ae | |
night, got the better of sleep. A cow r Bolts ie s.. L, ii
got into the compound one day, and the i |, I |
boys, with more will than wit, mobbed it. a ae Hii
They got it in a corner, turned it on its er =< Phi
| back, and carried it out, three or four ee ; a ' iti
poe to each leg. Was ever a more Saas = i)
: pathetic sight! When they got it to the Blt
gate they freed it, fisting its tail vigor- at Tikonke Room aoe: Revcds OLambrB Sei i i
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| tf (102 against Lamb’s 101), so we went to speaking sarcastic, had a most entertain-
i if bed. On New Year’s Day we did a bit ing and enjoyable week. Ah, well!
i) i | better, but within a week later I am sorry Mr. Lamb has now gone home. I
Wh | to say the patent recorder was over- commend him to your grace and favour (
| ‘| strained completely out of action: 1 as one who has laboured against great
| it began with malaria on January 5th, and, odds, and never lacked grit to endure. |
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Dr. Frank S. Dymond. |
i HE news that reached us early in nated for work in Chaotong. Years of
“ff T March that Dr. Frank S. Dymond highly efficient and devoted service
i had died of acute tonsillitis came seemed before him, and now, with tragic ;
i as a disabling blow. It is not many suddenness, the end has come.
t! months ago since we gripped his hand in Dr. Dymond was a very devout man. \
oll ti farewell as he was starting for his work It was when he was at his uncle’s school
Ss | in Yunnan. Doctor-like he was not given in Plymouth that he dedicated his life to
f to effusiveness, but it was plain to see Christ and resolved to be a missionary. ,
‘sf that he was full of joy in setting forth to He wrote in the Ecuo in October, 1926:
j a work on which his heart had been long “JT have forgotten the sermon, but
ff if set. How could it be otherwise, with his its message endured. Up to that time
i father’s forty-two years’ noble work in my thoughts had been fully occupied
| Yunnan Province? with the activities of school life. That
i Two years previously Dr. Dymond had Sunday morsing, with other school-
, i | been designated for hospital work in boys, I was listening to Mr. Welch, a
14 Wenchow, but the civil war in China naval officer, who was conducting the
My aa brought this appointment to a_ speedy morning’ service at our East Street
it f termination, and last year he was desig- Chapel. I cannot recall a word. J
AW) aa know that from that morning service I |
if peneieS eats registered a vow that my life should be
| Vy : ae a paste te nee spent abroad for Christ.’’
Bik a Se His purpose was to be a minister, fol-
i : po Pes eS i | lowing in the footsteps of his father. But
Wy at : ee ae soon after leaving school war was
ae fo UCt«CSS meee declared, and three years were spent in
i} i a i ( France with the troops. Then followed
WT A : oe. ee a year in Italy, and it was while his divi-
4H | \ eceoees a G) sion was attacking, the Austrians that a
WI | | See cS SS way was opened up for him to take a
Hi ii a a medical training when he returned to
a hg ce, lt England. His experience and training in
| nia a flee ne ; the field ambulance had made him keen
iy | e eee on medical work. In this strange and
i ii eee SY unexpected way he was led to become a
ii 1h i aS Sg Se £N - medical missionary.
i HW} tk a 7 = Like other members of his family who
; | | a y feo £E have gone to China he could not bear to
i | | i Bie ey x rs f= | ~3think of people regarding his offer for
i | 1th hi at al De Meee service. abroad as a sacrifice. All that
HHH ry at wo PNG he loved best was in China ; it would have
14d bk ee ie se been a sacrifice indeed had he been com-
| thee : Bs pelled to remain in England.
| | During: the months before he left for
| Babes China I had several opportunities of see-
i | 1 | ni Dr. Frank S. Dymond. ing him. We had a long train journey
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together on one occasion ; we met in com- in England in this crushing blow that has ii ae
mittees, and he attended some services I fallen upon their hopes. Quite recently, Hl y
conducted in London. The impression as our readers will recall, one of his sis- ini
deepened that he was a real saint, filled ters was married in Yunnan to the Rev. th
{ with an urgency to bring people to Christ. K. W. May, and another sister, Miss it oe
He regarded his medical work in this Roxie Dymond, went out last October as HiT! cer
light ; in his heart he was an evangelist. a missionary in the same province. Truly Hil oy
“T have no other vocation in life,’’ he the name of Dymond is graven deep in Hi! Ks
| said, “than to evangelize, coupled with a the noblest service of that great empire. Hit Ss
consciousness that by my past training I Many things in life we forget, and it is i i ees
| have a capacity that would be of use to well that we do. But true souls whose HT Sh
this end.’’ It was in that spirit he went presence has hallowed and blessed our Will ed
{ out to China, as a Happy Warrior who own can never be forgotten. And those Hill Se
| “come when it will, is equal to the need.” of us who knew and loved Dr. Dymond, i
The hearts of all United Methodists a soul so gentle and yet so radiant, will HAT
will go out to his beloved father and never forget him. Hal s
mother and other loved ones in China and Age BaejceG: i i R
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TUDENTS from many parts of the pon it, in which the Christian students HH || os
| world met last January in Liverpool of China invited those of Britain “to il | sh
{ to consider “The Purpose of God move forward together in their great i iit ya
| in the life of the World.’’ Every four adventure.” tt f
years such a conference is held, convened Of the many addresses the book con- Hil
by the Student Christian Movement. tains, those of the Archbishop of York th | Bie
Several addresses given at the conference impress one most. When, in addition, He
have been collected in an inspiring book we have addresses by such trusted and we
just issued.* fearless leaders as Dr. Maltby, Canon eh
The editor, the Rev. Edward Shillito, Raven, Mr..C. F. Andrews, Dr. T. Z. i Hi ;
M.A., gives a graphic impression of this Koo and Mr. J. H. Oldham, it will be seen | I | |i
important gathering’ in the opening chap- that this collection is of no ordinary value. Bai
ter. There were nearly two thousand It is a most stimulating: book. Hy It ia
members, “of whom more than _three- Ht
quarters were still among’ those who had of> Pi
their life to give.’’ Those present who lL I 1 =.
' who were no longer young, “felt an al- Christian Chinese Students pi iis
most overwhelming’ sense of the greatness jn Great Britain. aa &
and the boundless hope of the occasion. ” Ir is not generally known that one of ] i g
{ The missionary problem was never ab- 416: most flourishing: bodies among stu- i | :
{ sent from the thought and speech of the “Gents in this country is The Chinese i tH] :
mae: : abe GIS struck: is Res ee Students’ Christian’ Union’ of Great ;
Ese aster-tide. was prolonged an¢ Britain, It meets every Sunday during Hah
reiterated in many ways. As Mr. Shillito’ som at the: Student Movement House. HH
Says, “the real history of the Conference 14-4 month the nineteenth anniversary of i i pa
will be told in action which for the most ine founding of the Union was celebrated. me AI
part has still to be done. At the back We rejoice that for so many years the |i
of the platform of the conference hall was Union has been of immense service in hi
a scroll with Chinese characters written helping Chinese Christian students in ! | {ii
*The Purpose of God in the Life of the World.” this country to give a fine witness for Hi
(S.C M.; 2s. 6d.) i Christ among their fellow Chinese. ; i \j
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Problems of As one looks out over the ina state of dilapidation. Since then the
| Education. many fields of missionary Rev. W. P. Bates has reported the re- |
in enterprise to-day, and in | covery of our Ningpo Middle School. He
1 | particular surveys the far-flung stations says: “We have regained possession of
ol of our work in China and Africa, the most the place, it is true, but it is a mere
S a difficult task is to decide what to put in shell ; little more than the material bricks
; i 4 | the foreground for special attention, and and mortar remain, and these are in a |
! | how to omit so much relating to our mis- very dilapidated state. . . Altogether
' sionary activities which seems of almost I should judge that we require about
i Vi equal importance. This month I shall 8,000 dollars for repairs and for the pur-
i i leave unmentioned the tasks of preach- chase of new things.”’ When Mr. Bates
‘ff ing, and the ever-widening ministry of put the question to the “Mayor”? of
i hospitals, dispensaries and kindred philan- | Ningpo as to compensation, that Chinese |
as thropies, so that we may consider the official replied : “This wreckage is not the
S demands and problems relating to educa- fault of any of us here. We have passed
“i tion. through a period of revolution. Two
Our missionary obligation goes beyond years ago it was a question not of pro-
preaching: it involves the attempts to perty, but of life itself ; any of us might
convey and impart the abundant life have been put to death. This then is
: i promised by Jesus Christ. We have not really a small affair, and although some
: i} discharged our mission when we have suffer more than others—as you do in
Hi i won converts; it is part of our task to this case—yet you ought to be thankful
i bring them into Christ’s Church, and to you have got off so lightly.”’
} build up enlightened and robust Chris- Mr. Bates continues: ““We are main-
tian character. We simply dare not taining our faith as well as we can, faith
ui leave the members of the young churches in God, faith in our friends at home, that
inh to grope in intellectual darkness. Edu- they will help us in this time of difficulty,
a8 t cation is not outside the scope of evan- and faith in our Chinese . . We shall
WW ue gelization : it is the extension of it “till do what we can to raise funds. May I
mn )| Vi we all attain unto the unity of the faith, appeal to our people at home to come to
mL | and of the knowledge of the Son of God, our help.” :
bani unto a full-grown man, unto the measure
} of the stature of Christ.”” Dr, Jesse The Sum £1,600 is required to re-
| | Jones says, “Education is identical with Required. store all the losses and
HII life itself.’’ damage done to these fine
MNT | schools where for many years Messrs.
ii New In China the work of mis- Chapman, Redfern and Bates have put in
4 ee Conditions sionary education is com- faithful work for education of the Chi-
i | 1} in China. plicated by the new condi- nese. If this amount is raised the work
| iaee , tions of life and the of Christian education may be restarted,
MA | Government’s demand for registration. and United Methodists will have the joy-
AY | Some missionary schools have already ous consciousness that our beloved
| | registered, and that fact suggests that Church is contributing its part to the
/ | ii i the new difficulties need not be considered mighty task of Christianizing China.
| ta insurmountable if we are prepared to give Shall we do this thing, over and above all
: | | ; the needed money to carry out the work. our usual gifts for the Kingdom of God?
t | Christian education at a standard of effi- Let it be done simply, freely, lovingly,
| Pua ciency required by the new Chinese for Christ’s sake, for China’s sake, and
i | | tal) requirements will be more expensive for the sake of the future of the world.
min | | than it has been hitherto.
Pit Education In Africa education must
Lid ibe Serious Last month I related the in Africa. be a very different pro-
1 ti Losses. account of Wenchow position from what it is
Fae ag Middle School, looted of in China. There we have to recognize the
| | all its furniture and apparatus, and left African inheritance, mentality and needs,
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and adjust our work to these basic condi- of mission schools, staffed by African i ae
tions. All our missionary problems, and teachers with little or no training, under Hit >
in particular the work of our mission the occasional inspection by an over- Hi
| schools, are profoundly affected by the worked missionary, must be superseded j Wd
revolution in the attitude of European by thoroughly equipped schools and Hil eS
Governments in Africa. That we are jus- qualified teachers. We must confess that Ha SS
tified in speaking of this change as a_ until now our missions have been chronic- | iH ee
“revolution ’’ will be apparent from the ally understaffed, and our schools, which 1) Se
words of Sir Frederick Lugard: “Inter- have done good preparatory work in the Hii Bo
| national recognition of the principle of past, have not by any means reached the i eis
| trusteeship marks a stage in the progress standard of efficiency which the Govern- Hi] Bs
of Africa, and not less in the evolution of _ments now demand. itl es
the standards of thought of the civilized Hid
nations, comparable only to. the awaken- A Forward In East: Africa. our Mis- ii
: ing of the conscience of civilization which Movement. sionary Committee has Hi i|
\ a hundred years ago led to the suppres- recognized the urgency of Hi} a
( sion of the exports of negroes . . for the problem, and has sent out Mr. W. H. Ht te
slaves in the new world.” Government [aughton, M.Sc., who is a qualified edu- Hi 2
Commissions and Governors in Africa ¢ationist, not merely to teach, but to train | i ey
have acknowledged the fine work of mis- African teachers, and to re-organize the Hh os
sions, and now seek their co-operation whole scheme of our education work. i | et
_ alike in medicine and education, in order His coming’ has been welcomed by the Hi Rs
that they may worthily discharge their Government Education Board in Kenya as iH Be
trusteeship for the African people. well as by our own missionaries, and is Vay, ¥:
These changes constitute a challenge interpreted as a pledge that our Mission Hh)
and a test for missions. The day is fast is in earnest in this work. Mr. Clay, our ri}
passing when inefficient make-shifts could Industrialist Instructor at Meru, has i | ie
satisfy Missionary Boards. The old type worked hard, but in order to sustain and | | i a
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i) Loa carry on what he has done, we must. selves. Hence the training of native
| speedily send another Industrialist mis- leaders, such as teachers, medical assist-
| sionary.: ants and agricultural instructors and
TER eeE Africa the Rev. A: C2: Lamb, demonstrators must have a central place
ny B.Sc., has succeeded in starting a train- 1” the educational programme.”’ Then
| ing institute for our African evangelists follows this paragraph which we may all
it in Mendeland. — It should be realized that take to heart : “The progress of African
Wt i we are only at the beginnings of much of communities will be seriously retarded if
: i 1 our missionary work. Mr. Lamb during education is not extended to. women
HN} I | his first term has been occupied in house- well as men. It _was asserted in. the
i building at Tikonko, and during Rev. E. famous educational dispatch of 1854,
i Cocker’s furlough much of the general which laid the foundation of modern edt;
i oversight of the whole mission devolved oo India, phat by the education of
“fl on him. In his log-book Mr. Cocker women a far greater proportional impulse
; writes upon his return : “Dec. Ist, I was is imparted to the educational and moral
met by Lamb and whirled off to Tikonko tone of the people than by the education
SI in the motor-van. I was able to view the Omer Cuno an missions deserve
2 new, house by daylight for about half an the highest commendation for what they
ff hour, and was much taken by it. Next 4°. doing for the women of Africa and
J morning I viewed the house from every their work in this field deserves every en-
: : point and examined all its structure. Je cCOUragement from the Government.”
is a very good house indeed, roomy and . a -
, a cool, a credit to Mr. Lamb who has super- What is the Our missions in East and
iy 4 intended the building of it, and a credit Response? West Africa, and in
“a to the mission.’’ . ‘Dec. 5th, I conducted | __. China, have their share
WT a class meeting here on. my return from 1 this great work of Christian education.
Bo. All the staff and boys from the In- For us, there is no choice of alternative
WT stitute were present. The spirit of God methods, either evangelism or education ;
was with us. I spoke to them on the the one is the extension of the other. In
WW) he light and life brought into the world by OUT Lord’s method they were compre-
i ae aes Jesus, and likened them to the Twelve hended. The development of personality,
| ot who received His word and spirit, and OF the gift of fuller life, was regarded by
| went forth to teach all nations, beginning the Master as a part of the salvation of
il iat with their own. So I set before them the the soul. Our particular problem is not
| | vision of a redeemed Mendeland through that we have doubts about the necessity
AN| | a faithful few going forth to teach and Of Christian education, nor any uncer-
Ht save until all shall have received light.’”’ tainty as to the obligation resting upon
mV) | And then Mr. Cocker adds the glowing Missionary Societies, but how far we are
THe testimony of the genuine missionarv : able to meet the call to provide schools
BH Vi “How wonderful it seems, to be in at the and to staff them efficiently. And that
| Hi ih beginning of a nation’s awakening !”’ problem depends’ upon the response
Wi | ht / United Methodists will make to the Com-
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| Ht } Education In the Report of the Com- mitted Saupe for an inereascd missions
mi) tt of Native mission on Closer Union ~ - ae ae
| i Women. of the Dependencies in : =
Wa Eastern and Central “Ts it Nothing to You?”
} Ht ti Africa we read: “The formal education oes : ‘ een
: if of the school is only part of the education Tur world’s great heart is aching
| | which the native is receiving. He is because of oppression ; idolatry ; false
ae tesa being educated by his responsibilities as and superstitious religions ; cruel blood-
| i ii a participant in native administration, or shed ; disease without remedy ; plague
Py uit by his contact with non-native traders and without help; sorrow without hope ;
iM | ae settlers.”? ‘The education of the masses physical torture without sympathy ;
| itil and the general advancement of the painful suffering without balm ; death
fi people are tasks that can be carried out without Jesus. Zs it nothing to you?
: | ' T} pas only with the help of the natives them- : Miss J. VEENSTRA.
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UR readers will be glad to have the ae | ii
| eC) portrait of Dr. W. A. Noel Mar- ee Hit
row, who is now on his way to ahs _ ES iH
China to fill the post vacated for the a aes HH &
time being by Dr. E. T. A. Stedeford, Heat vii earn tt oe
of Wenchow. Rae, 7 a : Hy een
Expelled from Sunday School; eee a ie nee es
now a Missionary. a eee ees oe Hi
j In “Pioneering for Christ in the sie fae a . (eg. ©. Ht we
) Sudan,’ reviewed in this issue, Miss BES em BR ORS os, ae = Hi i
Veenstra says that as a child she could he i pe da ||
| easily have gained first prize for mischief wee ‘s 4 \ e. it li :
\ both in school and in church. At the age x iy i Be ere od vd I a
| of thirteen she was publicly expelled from = . re ; i S;
Sunday School for repeated bad behavi- .. ee gaa. cat Hi Ay ! =
our. “I remember one outstanding week a < Sy > ea. i oy
in day school,’’ she says, “when I was a ne ad See | it Hi be-
sent to appear before the principal three : eh le a i a
times. And this before my fourteenth P| teal ‘ Se Vi :
birthday. a ‘ Ss : BB? ee i ii &
The Qualifications of a Missionary. AL wee > pee Ha
Miss Veenstra tells us that an aged BP os Be Sap } }
secretary said to a young missionary Ree and MireWe Re staniaana [ , ee
| applicant : Miss Longbotiom, Louth (left). | { eS
: “Dear young brother, there are three I
| definite requirements for a missionary Wit
candidate. I would like to impress that li it
a fact upon you. ‘The first thing you need | Hi}
; et is Patience; don’t forget that. The i }
, second thing you need is more important i ; |
re ges than the first. It is Patience; and the mA
@ ig third is so important that if you do not Hi
leas a ge “ad have it you will be an utter failure—it is A
a oa J Fis 7 PATIENCE ! ” in
| . Eo ee of t. Looking Ahead. lL |
‘ lewd '_ _ eer Rev. F. B. Turner is getting into touch if | i 2
Ree eee ; with the Wesleyan leaders in China. A He qe
Si, ae central committee of counsel will be thi
| a a a needed before long in order to make | |
1" ae m ae plans for the future working of the united i | | | oe
Gg” . R pe mission when Methodist Union is accom- | | H
oa ie me plished. ige
: ae = As to the past year, Mr, Turner says i Hi
fs ZS the note of the reports of the year’s work- He an
| : ie ing will be that they have been able to MH 1}
2 carry on where serious falling off might ti i
= é it well have been expected. lI |
bate: 4 p foem * * * * rl
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i} Central Hall, Westminster, Dr. E. This letter was very widely read and the
i Stanley Jones will speak. There must be occasion was taken on the Sunday before
1 many who'know of his work in India, Empire Day both in prayer and in sermon
| and who have read “The Christ of the to bear in mind our kinsmen overseas.
Hi}, Indian Road,” who will welcome this op- This year the Overseas Committee,
| | portunity of hearing him. which consists of representatives from all
a | i} * * * * the Churches, has provided a roll upon
i] | Broadcast Talks on China, which there may be written in each
ea | | | : : Church the names of the members of that
In the summer session of the B.B.C. Se = :
ill) 2 : . Church and congregation who are over-
I, there has been arranged a special series ah Si Diets oy anda
; i of twelve talks on:-China, on Thursday seas. Itis hoped that in every in ividual
si se reac Mie F ' Church in this country such a roll will
i evenings, at 7.25, commencing on May \ ‘ sian aR eee The mer ene
al Qnd. The series will be introduced by the © S© Wd) eee sees ; f s :
! Scie of the Church will be able to read it. On
i Earl of Gosford,and among the speakers Be ; :
| : es es : the roll, which is designed with excellent
i there will be at least two Chinese. eet a [Seen there are the aoe
i Further details of this series will be in- aaa een Ys O Lord in the tome
a cluded in the Talks and Lectures Pro- ase? Bienes
“i of Thy Name and in the service of Thy
t gramme. pean Sas ;
Kingdom.
Ss : ee x = ns Upon this roll there will be inscribed
MH} Our Kinsmen Overseas. not only the names of missionaries, but
pe 1} It will be remembered that last year on of all the people of that Church, whether
i || | the approach of Empire Day a letter was Viceroys or ploughboys, who have gone
Ha) | sent by the Archbishops and heads of the overseas. It is suggested that on the
Be || Churches to remind Christian people of Sunday after Empire Day, May 26th, a
the spiritual significance of the Empire. service of dedication shall be held in
A
Hi| |) ! The London Missi D trati |
mi) |) e London iss1onary emonstration
A | WESLEY’S CHAPEL, CITY ROAD, April 22nd, 1929 il
a an Eee
Ht { Home Missions at 3. Chairman, Mr. A.J. KING, of Enfield. il
LT || I] Overseas Missions at 6.45. Chairman, Dr. T. HOWARD BUTLER, of Bristol _|f
il Speakers, Revs. W. H. LAX, R. W. GAIR, W. EDDON, and A. J. HOPKINS. il
j | | | Singing led by a United Choir of London Churches. Conductor, Mr. E. C. MALYON. * |
i} 1 Organist, Mr. C. F. WARNER, A.R.C.O. Solos at Afternoon Meeting by Rev. G. E. MINNEAR. ]
A) |) ——_—_—_—_—_——_
| | a | HE prospect seems bright for successful Meetings at Wesley’s Chapel this year. f
| ; We rely for financial help, however, not only upon the Meetings, but also upon |
4 subscriptions to the Chairmen’s List. We therefore appeal for your generous |
j assistance.
| ! il The time is overdue for advancement at home and abroad. Areasin our own land, |
i j both in central districts and the suburbs, call insistently. We await means more |
i ae than men.
tl 1a} Our Missionaries have returned to China. They are confronted with great tasks |
| | if of reconstruction. The Christian Church there, having passed through a fiery ordeal, |
; | | desires to assume new responsibilities. This is one of the ways in which an awakened
Pat national consciousness is bound to express itself. Through such critical days the fl
ri | | 3 ] Church in China sorely needs our continued direction and support. |
i} | In harmony with Conference decisions, medical and educational work in East and
H | West Africa is opening up a new epoch for each of those historic Missions. {I
aus Our commitments at home and overseas call imperatively for an increase in Mission- I]
1a die ary Income of £15,000 a year.
Hed hy il Small subscriptions, as well as large, will be welcome and helpful, and will be {|
1 | gratefully acknowledged in ‘“‘ The United Methodist.” |
11a ies | All donations to be sent to the Rev. WALTER HALL, 51 Moyser Road, Streatham, London, S.W.16 |
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avhich the roll shall be explained and ship, and those who remain at home. In ei ae
prayer offered for those in each parish such a way the real spiritual bonds which Hit x
or congregation whose names are there. bind together the people of our race will Wii
If this plan is adopted widely it will mean _ be strengthened. 1H q
that there will be a new link between our Orders for this Roll should be sent to | ih
Jkinsmen overseas, who so greatly need the Rev. H. Hooks, 12 Farringdon nit i
our remembrance and prayers and fellow- Avenue, E.C.4. iH “i
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\ AD I the pen of some of my fellow Wu Ting is the centre of a vast plain, Hd
A missionaries, you would hear often dotted with hamlets as like one another ad :
{ from me. But I find the scalpel as one mud pie is like its neighbour. it} ;
4 much more delicate instrument of self- Cart roads trail and fork and intersect i S;
expression and constructive good. Photo- in every direction to the unchanging Wi o
graphy is brilliant but cumbersome. horizon. Along them we journey when i
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convey to the folk in England the great at somewhere just like the place we left. i li x“
worthwhileness of the venture here to A stranger could not possibly find his | Vi =
which United Methodism has committed way about. Hl)
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‘| of a piece of skin, something like a regu- city wall close to the south, the largest
| : f lar diagram is to be drawn of motor suburb. Up to now our statistical influ-
roads, connecting up Wu Ting with sur- ence has not penetrated the city, but
iP rounding large centres. This will mean already patients from within the city have
| an immense increase in the strategic begun to come. Indeed, our first opera-
i value of Wu Ting. One such road from tion under a general anesthetic was upon
mi | the capital of Shantung, Tsinan, is #@ city woman. A large fatty tumour was
eK Wh } already constructed, and bears a regular removed from the back of her neck to her
5 | 7 service of Ford buses two or three times 8C4t delight ad Out savistaction:
ai || | a week. Other roads have been begun, Tuberculosis is rampant, and two
i } er ce interesting to us peme chronic cases sare under my care. I shal}
i that which is to link Wu Ting with. 2° 8.20 whem I can seve the ey
. Tsangchow on the railway From °. bade ape euch Patera oUe ee '
i TMsanechow there is already a a road wi ener be Dear ee cone toa
oe Sma Segue ees accommodation will have to be made, And
i to Tientsin. a very important item, decision made on |
We have at Wu Ting a fine compound _ the question of electricity. For it does
S with two houses for minister and doc- not seem wise in these days to think of
ay tor; at long last both occupied again. starting hospital work other than with
about seventy yards by a hundred and ous that only prohibitive cost should rule
I . ten yards. In addition, we have a build- it out. I am most anxious to obtain con-
ing used as school and chapel, with sent for this : it makes for cleanliness and
ii) || 8 smaller accessory buildings and houses efficiency, and will benefit all the other
1) 3} for Chinese workers. We are outside the mission buildings too. -
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i ie HERE was a great commotion in our when my boy hailed him with the re-
mI) 4 T compound last night, the sound of quest that he would doctor the sick horse.
mi V4 voices, the hurrying and scurrying Soe
| of men’s feet, the atl for a light. I hur- Yang Chih is one of those rare nee
Wl) | ried out and quickly understood the cause, who can tur n his hand to almost anything.
MT | which was that my horse had been taken Put five feet in height, sparely built, we
MIN | || suddenly ill. Two men with a stout pole @ oe oy oe an ee
mY yy } were rolling his belly, whilst a third man triangle, a woe pass ne ae im
oe | | held smouldering grass to his nose, the ee ae ee ae as tee
i 1 | { horse not apparently objecting’ in the fe otto ieee “The Miaoccay shee
\ Ht | least. It afterwards came to my know- kindl ary ; d'th I ? f him
i et dbee ledge that the horse was in great pain Rem ee oF Se ere sce Ore
| i and that the rolling and smoking: were the more I understand this description.
i { wonderfully soothing. Presently Yang He has an astounding knowledge of the
i rh a ° y ee . * healing properties of herbs and grasses
i | ai Chih, who was directing operations, took uae: DEOD. d a soa
i if a rope which he tightly. tied round the and is in'gteat deman Ss pea
| | horse’s tail, and this he proceeded to prick ae oe oe Gees See ee Oe ee
| Vy i with a large needle. I expected the horse Shee rots : i
my Pe eS to make no end of a fuss, but he was as Supremely practical and possessing
| ii quiet as a lamb, and after five minutes great natural ability, together with an ex-
1 | it was evident that the horse was re- traordinary fund of Miao legends and
} iy tess lieved, thanks to Yang Chih. I had not folklore, it follows that he is in great
1 iy seen Yang Chih for two years, and hav- demand amongst his fellow tribesmen,
1 | ing that day returned from the Ko, he and night after night he entertains them
| 1a} iiss had come round round to call on me, with the history of their tribal constitu-
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tions and customs, such as none other in for family prayers, and when these were i
| this district knows. He speaks fluently over one and all had gone to the hills to i S
in Miao, Chinese, Ibien and Ko’pu, and sleep, mother earth being their bed, vi
often preaches the gospel in each of these trees and a dark sky their bed curtains. Hil
languages. His landlord, a wealthy Tu- “But God was extraordinarily good to t fh
muh (earth’s eye) has long wanted him ‘us,’? Said Yang Chih, ‘‘He never allowed |
| as one of his head bailiffs, but as Yang the brigands to touch one of us.’’ Last ETL ey
- Chih said to me many years ago, “I am year, however, he had a different experi- ti 3
called to be a preacher, not a bailiff.” ence though, happily, he came out of it HH eed
| I call Yang Chih the Apostle to the eee aunen taveliOe Ueene Hi Zs
sretai Bie 3 unnan Fu he fell into the hands of Pa ;
Ko-pu, as for nineteen years in succession },;4ands, who robbing hi eineeiod. ail) ee
) he has left wife, bairns and home and , 8 Nee ees eo: 1
} : o, bedding and money, threatened to BW
tramped twelve days’ journey to labour ei hi See fe a sete et aS il Al
r amongst these people who dwell on the Bee eee ay oeare 4 ae Hi i
j hills between Tong’ Ch’uan and Yunnan = ;po<¢ a i i Doe oF ate ae Hil
RG OA branch of the: Nosumiammly them poe; es BOE UMe. ae Were, Hi
Ko-pu number many tens of Hnemennce to the brigand chief, who at the outset [i i
Pe voipetwHons | we havewa date allow. we As sacoune him, when a wonderful Hy ;
ing, but, alas, our United Methodist Cat pet ee. the Peat ee Pe ae ee : ii
Church has never been able to send us Chih explained sexe ie aa a opieacher i i :
a missionary to shepherd this people, So 4, the Ko-pu being’ sent fee S EC mene | i i
| the work has been an addendum first to}, Seeeuoat es CBr harem i | :
Tong Ch’uan and now to Yunnan Fu, fie c see See ae ey aa
and we have, perforce, relied on our Sr ees oo eee, a HH
native preachers to do the work of evan- Fis : RECO aS | Hit :
gelism. Though it is a mistake for our Hil
Church not to send a missionary to the ss TSEae = as aL
two thousand Ko who belong to us, our ee : See i i B
( native staff has tackled the problem ; as See | (I ‘
magnificently, Yang’ Chih being second a See ot te He sa
to none. By his wisdom, his foresight g ne ee Hg [ |
and his zeal for the Gospel he has won sa = — ‘ Hi
Ko hearts wherever he has laboured, |% fo & 2a OR i
| with the result that the Ko have now | ¥ie oagme “4 i ees it i
come to look upon him as one of their |i gee PRS: dames it eat eee i | ‘i
own people, and year after year they ask |Seeeeiesees (Gd pee ete Hi | |
that he might be returned to them. It is |e ay Ga e : i
a great joy to hear Yang Chih speak of . “2 oe et Bes re i | 1
the loyalty and constancy of the Ko, |. sagas ic ae a i Hi
some of whom have unquestionably found | Rspemsgieets i Wes GC I I
Jesus Christ. | mi | i
; A feature of Yang Chih’s character |i. s/essmeme oo ee a [ HT
‘ which has always interested me is his [fesse ee. eee i | p
quiet faith in the goodness of God and Beet race aa ee [ HH
his readiness to suffer for the Gospel. I ff Bae eee _. [ HH}
am convinced that he, along’ with a num- E Se cise Seek Mae aaa Rd Hi hi} :
ber of our preachers, would give his NOM oe ee ee Bi iti
for the faith should this supreme sacri- jj Baek sce oe ie i |)
fice be necessary. Three years ago, when eee ee on Be aan | | ]
| detailing to me his year’s work, he re- | aaamaree tet ce BE Se TS | gemeteeern, pee mae
marked how wonderfully he had been |iSiisgsieagies sssieeeeaa a I li
| protected amidst great danger. The _|Bigiee cues ee aw ot i I
whole neighbourhood being harassed by ee yo ee? eas ain
brigands, for some weeks it had been un- [ies a ee eee ail
safe to sleep in the villages, so night after So Men ere H Hh
night a little while before darkness, Yang sg aR a a i i
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nn | you?’ Fortunately Yang Chih had a the Heavenly Father who saved my life
| visiting card of mine, which he handed in so strange a manner.”
| | to the chief. ‘That is the place where On the following morning, as I
} the foreigner thas built several Gospel watched Yang Chih trudge out of the
| | Halls,’’ said the chief, and Yang Chih compound, on his way home to see wife
i agreed that it was, whereupon orders and children whom he last saw nine
j were given for his immediate release, the months previously, I thanked God for this
Be | j chief remarking that some years ago, _ little hero, and rejoiced in the thought
mi | i before he took to brigandage, he himself that here in West China missionaries are
| 4 had slept at Stonegateway, and that he being born. My Church has sent me to
H it had received much kindness there. “ Ah, be a missionary to the Miao ; Yang Chih
i teacher,’’ said Yang Chih, as he finished is a Miao missionary to the Ko. In
: i the story, “that day I realized more fully your prayers to-night pray God’s rich
i than ever before the wonderful power of blessing on the work of this brave man.
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SS : S it sufficiently realized that Moham- the Cross and the Crescent is taken up
e medanism is making great efforts to in earnest by Christian missions. The
SJ if win Africa? Already Islam is en- Sudan United Mission has been endeav-
| | trenched along the whole of the northern ouring since 1904 to establish a chain of
ae coast, and all the way down the west mission posts which will cause a halt to
t i} coast Islam is active, progressive and be made in the forward march of Moham-
Ma expanding. Along’ the east coast there medanism. This Mission has seven coun-
MT A are Islamic centres everywhere. cils: in England, Denmark, Norway,
Lan Mr. W. Wilson Cash, an acknowledged Australia, South Africa, Canada, and the
WT ae ! authority on Islam, estimates that the United States. Its work is-meeting with
mL | adherents of this faith in Africa number most encouraging success,
WT 8 about forty-seven millions, and a deter- A stirring story has recently been pub-
| | mined effort is being made to create one lished showing what mission work is like
a) yi Islamic brotherhood in Africa co-exten- in this region, especially pioneering: work.
Hn Ve sive with the entire continent. Already “Pioneering for Christ in the Sudan,” by
i i | Islam holds absolute sway up the Nile for Miss Johanna Veenstra (Marshall, Mor-
WWI) | over fifteen hundred miles to about 10 gan and Scott ; 3s. 6d.) is a thrilling’ re-
WT degrees north latitude. cord of what a brave woman can do, quite
MI) ad There are many reasons assigned for alone at times, among a native people
i | 1} the growth of Islam in Africa. For one _ little removed, if any, from cannibalism.
Hi 1 thing it is fairly tolerant towards pagan Miss Veenstra hails from the United
| Ht 4 beliefs and practices, so that many native States, and it was from the States Coun-
t| j people have gone over into Islam carry- cil of the Mission that she went a few
| Pee ing their old customs with them. Then years ago to a particularly savage people
i : the Moslem has no race complex; he is in the Nigerian Sudan. On her second
| Hy a not conscious that there is any gulf be- furlough recently she wrote this story of
i if tween him and the pagan. He allows her five years’ work among a cannibal
f | polygamy and unlimited concubinage, and tribe known as the Dzompere. The name
| | | although the convert has to be satisfied is significant : Dzom, to eat; pere, 2
I | iF i ; with only four wives, yet this is scarcely man! It was a long’ time before the
da a moral restraint where wives can be ex- government would give permission for
Bape changed frequently and freely. foreigners to reside among these savage
| } Ja gee Practically all Christian missionaries people, and the missionaries of the Sudan
1h come into contact with the Islam invasion, United Mission were the first white people
eet | but in the Sudan, the immense region they had seen.
WET dy ea south of the Sahara, the battle between Could these people who walked in gross
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darkness ever see the great Light? When inquirers; (d) children of believing Hy
| Miss Veenstra arrived at her station she parents.’? There is no organized Church i | i
sung—she is of happy, hopeful disposition at present ; when there are at least twenty- a! oe
“ A hut or a mansion, what matters where ? baptized Christians a Church will be Mit
Where Jesus is, ’tis Heaven there.” formed, for the ideal of the Sudan Mission Hy
She adds : “ But it was not long before is a self-supporting, self-governing, and |) on
I found out that, outside the walls of our self-propagating African Church, if pe
own hut, there was nothing to remind us It must be remembered that Moham- Hy] ae
| of heaven. The darkness that reigned medanism is penetrating into these. vast i Re
| throughout that district was appalling. regions. Traders from Mohammedan Hh ze
\ At times it seemed to crush me on every tribes are all missionaries of Islam. “If Ht ao
side. It is a sickening sight to see a host the Gospel is not speedily taken to the Ht it
] of heathen dancing and drinking beer many pagan peoples of the Sudan, the i ei
until they have got to that pitch where next generation will be Mohammedan.”’ Hi
} passion and lust have full control.’’ It Miss Veenstra is a true Christian Wi
| can be imagined what a struggle converts heroine. Her happy, sunny nature carries LL sty
| to Christianity have who have been her through many a difficult task. Her I} ;
brought up under such conditions. courage is extraordinary. She is a keen iH i i
Are any inroads being made into this observer, and a fine judge of motives. Hi Wi oe
mass of heathenism? Certainly. “After Withal, she has an unshaken faith in ih
five years of evangelistic work in this par- God, and_believes that His presence is i | a
ticular district,’? writes Miss Veenstra, always with her. “ Pioneering for Christ Ti cee
“the missionary has the joy of meeting a. in the Sudan ”’ equals in thrilling interest i t i Be
little flock of believers, consisting of (a) “Mary Slessor.’? And no higher praise ih i eae
baptized Christians ; (b) catechumens ; (c) can be given. Ht ue
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E are glad to see that Dr. Albert dead. It was one of those acts which ii Hi, ;
\W Schweitzer’s noble story, “On impress men of all classes ; one of those i Hh 5
the Edge of the Primeval Forest,’’ selfless decisions which lead men to say, i HH
has run into another edition. Messrs. A. ‘“That’s what I call Christianity!”’ That i I
and C. Black issue the book at six shil- great decision was made fifteen years ago, a gs
lings, and few stories of modern missions and Dr. Schweitzer is’ still at work in | Hi
are more worth having than this one. Africa. i Ni
Some time ago the Bishop of Birming- “On the Edge of the Primeval Forest ”’ ti i
ham said that Dr. Schweitzer was one of opens with this simple statement : | ] Be
the three men doing most for their fel- { gevetip myspostiog of professor in the i |
‘ lows in the world to-day. The two others University of Strasbourg, my literary work, (i i } B
named were Gandhi and Sir Wilfred and my organ-playing, in order to go as a Ht
Grenfell. Certainly Dr. Schweitzer’s doctor to Equatorial Africa. How did that i iit
contribution to the brotherhood of world come about ? i Ul :
service is a conspicuous one, and this fine Dr. Schweitzer had read about the | ii “,
| book shows how nobly this eminent man miseries of the. natives in the virgin ii I
has given himself to the task of redeem- forests ; he had heard about them from h Hi}
| ing’ Africa. missionaries, and it seemed strange to Hi
| When it was known some years ago him that Europeans troubled themselves Mtn
that the distinguished theologian, Dr. so little about the great humanitarian I 1H}
| Albert Schweitzer, was abandoning his tasks which offered themselves in those ih
work in the world of speculative theology, far-off lands. It seemed to him that the i 1
and going to be a medical missionary in parable of Dives and Lazarus had been ail '
3 Equatorial Africa, it was universally felt spoken directly of Europeans! They | a
that the age of heroic sacrifice was not were Dives, enjoying the blessings of a
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| | | medical science, and taking as a matter records his observations and experiences
1 if of course the incalculable advantages during the early years of his labours.
| which this new wealth gave them. Out On one important matter at least he ex-
if in Africa sits wretched Lazarus, suffer- presses himself with unqualified convic-
| ing pain as much as the European, but tion. In Europe he often met the objec-
ily with no means of fighting it. And as_ tion that Christianity was something too
| i Dives sinned against the poor man at fis high for the primitive man, and it used
a | | gate, so we sin against the poor man at to disturb him. “Now as the result of
mi | i) Ours. my experience I can boldly declare, ‘ No,
a | | | Moved by these thoughts he graduated it is not,’’’ he says. Gerhardt’s words
i H | as a Doctor of Medicine in 1918, his in his Advent hymn express exactly what
| wife in the meantime having’ become a_ Christianity means for the primitive man:
S qualfied nurse, and together they went aioe
| out to Central Africa, choosing a locality Pee SR nie Eece
ol where the Paris Evangelical Mission was
i | able to place a house at their disposal A book from such a man on African
Hl and ground to build a hospital. This was missions, teeming with vivid stories, ex-
i at Lambarene, on the Ogowe, a river periences, and records of native customs
a about eight hundred miles long, north of ought to find a place in every Christian’s
me || ii | the Congo, and roughly parallel to it. library. It is good to find that this new
=f As may be imagined, Dr. Schweitzer edition gives evidence of its growing
‘sf : is a keen observer, and in his book he popularity.
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if T the last meeting of the National military establishments, suppress banditry
MT iE A Christian Council of China, held and work for permanent peace.
1} : at Shanghai, those Chinese Chris- “This humble organization desires
i | tians who had attended the Jerusalem with its fellow Christians in the entire
WH Ve Conference gave a report:of the proceed- country activity to propagate the religious
mL) vy ings. The findings of the Conference are teaching: of universal love according to
| |i being: sent throughout China, printed in Christ, and thereby to try to complete
} | Chinese and English. the great work started by Dr. Sun of
mV) Vy It was suggested that visitors from building a new nation.
Hh abroad, with special qualifications, should “In the work of the coming year we
j | be invited to China for periods varying’ shall devote special effort in support of
| | | from six months to two years. These the Government in such movements as
mit might be able to give valuable help in the suppression of opium and prostitu-
THe settling: the vast new problems China has tion, the improvement of family life, the
| Hh} |} to solve. amelioration of the conditions of agri-
i 1 ( The question of religious liberty’ en- cultural and industrial workers.”
! Ht | gaged the attention of the Council, and Reports from various parts of the
i | at Het a commission, under the presidency of country gave much encouragement to
i i Dr. T. T. Lew, issued a suggestive and members of the Council. In some places
\ ral valuable report. It was hoped that where street preaching had been ex-
i| Vt a Christians of other nations would do all tremely dangerous, absolutely prohibitive
ii it that lay in their power to help China to. in fact, it was now being resumed with
i | | rebuild her life. A significant act was good results. There is a readiness to
hea the sending of a telegram to the Presi- hear the Gospel. There is also great
| hata dent of China, Chiang Kai-shek, in these eagerness to read the New Testament,
| ii i cease : : : and thousands of copies are being sold.
| | The nation now being united, the era Among Christians in China a new hope
ee dy te of political tutelage has begun, and re- has sprung’ up in their hearts. They have
Wy Vi construction is under way. We look to been through many tribulations; may it
Pitt the Government to uphold religious not be that they are now to come to their
| | i liberty, promote moral education, reduce kingdom?
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ONG, long ago, how long no one —but there wasn’t a next morning, as the ey
L appears to know, instead of there sun was so frightened he would not come HI ea
being only one sun in the sky there out. Then people were indeed in a most li Sh
were six, and in those days the world _ sorry plight, as the darkness was far, far | esi
was a wonderfully beautiful place in worse than the heat of the six suns. Food ih Se)
| which to live as it was always warm. was difficult to cook : to bring’ water from th i Zs
| Time passed steadily on until a year came the well was extremely troublesome, and Hi | ey
when something went wrong. When the when the cows were taken out to grass ty Sie
Spring rains should have come there was lanterns had to be hung upon their horns. eT “
no rain at all, but as the six suns kept on What was to be done? Again the old ita
( shining everywhere became dreadfully hot men met together for a palaver, when it Hi
and parched until the people were at a was decided that they must communicate it ’
‘loss to know what to do. with the remaining sun and ask him to I} |
At last amongst the old men of the return. But how would they call to the ni Se
tribe a pow-wow was held to discuss what sun? Someone suggested they might use Wahi oe
could be done. One suggested this and a tiger, whose roar was loud and would Hi] =f
one suggested that, but nothing’ practical be heard a very long way. So the tiger HM Be
was proposed until a most happy idea was brought, and he roared and roared, Ht a
came to one of the venerable elders. In but the sun, hearing, thought, “Dear me, i | i Ber
the neighbourhood there lived a famous people are still angry with me; I won't Hil ee
archer and the suggestion was that he go out yet.”? Then someone suggested i | a
should be requested to shoot the suns. that a cow be used to call to the sun, as ti &
The archer was accordingly sent for who the bellowing of the cow was not so fear- i | i :
came armed with his huge cross-bow, some as the roaring of the tiger, and, | oe
{ much larger than himself, whilst the moreover, the lowing would carry a long vil a
elders related what they expected him to distance. So a cow was brought, and HW sa
| do. The archer looked up to the suns: the sun, hearing’ the lowing, thought, “Ah, | i S
they were a long, long' way off, his arrows they are not quite so angry with me as Hl i}
could not possibly carry so far. Now they were, but they still are angry, so I tT
near to where he was standing was alake won't go out yet. u a
in which all six suns were reflected, and Then someone proposed that a cock i | ;
the marksman, seeing this, immediately should be used. Now the crow of the i iV
conceived the idea of shooting the six cock is piercing, but pleasing, and it HY 3
reflections, which, he thought, : would carries a long: way. Soa cock was found, i, He
answer the same purpose as shooting the and he crowed and crowed, and, hearing, a
actual suns. So taking: up his cross- the sun thought, “Dear, Dear! what a ( i
bow he set an iron-tipped arrow and delightful sound that is, I'll just peep out yh
t taking careful aim he released the trig- to see what it is.’? Over the horizon i I
ger. Into the very centre of sun number peeped the big’ red sun, and the people a Be
one went the arrow and the sun com- wereso pleased to see it that they shouted i i ;
pletely disappeared. He set a second and shouted for joy. But meanwhile, i I ¥s
arrow and, shooting, he hit sun number what of the sun? Well he was so de- i | f
two which also immediately disappeared. lighted to come-out again that from the I Hi) ‘
| A third arrow was fixed and released, Acar 2a Dies ease ii H Io
when sun number three disappeared. SOC Need gran We fashioned agate ii iid
| PP tiful red comb and placed it on the head i Hi
Suns numbers four and five were also £ th ih Hl
shot, and the skilful archer was preparing of the cock, since when the cock has 1
the sixth arrow, when sun number six always worn a comb, and every morning i ii
became mortally afraid and vanished over the sun waits for him to crow so that he I i i
| the horizon, whereupon the world was might know it is quite safe for him to al
plunged in darkness. The next morning @ppcar. a
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i Gleanings from our East African packed congregations : all seem eager to
! i} Mail-Bag. listen. Mr, Worthington preaches as if
i R. and MRS, WORTHINGTON _ he had never been away. Our organ is
oe have been almost embarrassed, showing signs of old age. _We have had
; though, of course, greatly de- it to pieces, and doctored it up, and we
i lighted and cheered at the reception they ope it will last a little longer. Should
i it got when they arrived at Meru. Mrs. You hear of anyone who would like to
as Worthington: writes’: send us an organ it would be greatly
SH oe ee a ereat home-coming. Ola @PPreciated. It is such a help in the ser-
‘ ‘ Saas 2: vices. Perhaps one may turn up in time
and young came to greet us, many of for ‘Mr. Grist to bring” along when he
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them bringing some little gift of CBP e ae conienin August.” 2
1] chickens, etc. All the old boys are back, : * :
i and nearly everyone who did any work Of Christmas at Meru Mrs, Brassing-
| on the mission when we were here is On writes:
ti coming and going again. It is so good “We had a happy Christmas-time.
| to see the old familiar faces. The doctor and I were at the main station
il “Every Sunday so far we have had then, with Mr. and Mrs. Worthington.
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On Christmas morning we were roused same, as we were sure it had been a time i} i] eS
| at dawn by carol-singing and found a_ of real happiness and harmony. sil Se
number of the mission folk outside the “Friends at home—our G.M.A.’s, a
house. We went to show ourselves and W.M.A.’s and Sunday School Primary 1 i
to greet them, of course. They made us departments especially—all who had any i | 5
feel. it was really Christmas. part in providing the gifts, are heartily Hi ett
“At ten o’clock the service was held, thanked, and are assured that they gave | ie
| with a crowded congregation, for some great joy to big and little folk alike.” Wi Re
of the out-schools had come in for the Of Kiagoi and the work there, where ni Se
| festivities. . So crowded was it that a she and Dr. Brassington are now living, HT eo
| number of children were on the platform Mrs. Brassington writes : ; Hh 7
| pressing close to the organ I was play- “On January 3rd, the Doctor and I HiT -
/ ing. Needless to say, the atmosphere returned to Kiagoi to resume the long- Hil Ss
was by no means sweet and pure before interrupted work here. Perhaps it would ail
| long, but one gets used to such things— be more true to say, to make at last a Hh
| and the service was a real good one. real start at the work. I would like to iW y
What a gay and merry scene it was after- say that some part of the hospital is i ;
wards! Everyone seemed very happy. built, but that is not so, and it is, of i i z
The attire of men and boys was wonder- course, a great disappointment to us. iG Beas
ful, copying the Europeans, of course, The Doctor has still to carry on in mud- Hi i ee
but it was the women’s festive garments and-wattle buildings, yet we hope that in i iH oan
which caught the eye, and rather dazzled time the people will be drawn to come Hil sc
it too. Some of them had made them- here for healing, and afterwards spread i] Hi Be
selves dresses, under the tuition of Mrs. among’ their friends the news. At present Hi i a
Worthington and myself, but others had the folk who come are very few in num- Hi os
| gone to the Indian shops and bought, ber, but, of course, all work such as this i
with results that would have put Joseph’s is bound to begin slowly. ay ue
many-coloured coat to shame. We two “Kiagoi is a bonny spot of moorland fi 2
ladies felt that we were very much out of set among high hills, bracken and tree Hit s
{ it. There was a feast for the mission covered; and it is a healthy spot too. Hi is
| folk, the arrangements for which were One wishes that it need not have been Hl
left in the hands of the native teachers. almost forty miles distant from the main We
All apparently went well, and the white station at Meru, for several reasons. |
folk spent the rest of the day together. However, it is for us to make of it another Hae
| “Boxing-Day was Sports’ Day with main station now, with its speciality, wali
races of various kinds, the sack race medical work. The work on a stone ii 1
causing most fun. After tea came the house for us has now been stopped, to a Zi
present giving to the school children. enable a part of the hospital to be got on | ii eel
| We had a splendid stock of gifts from with more quickly. We are living in a i i
various parcels sent out and from the wooden house which Mr. Clay built, and i i|
boxes Mrs. Worthington brought. The and in which he and Mrs. Clay and the i; Hi
women had beads, while a few of the children have been living for three months al ne
\ little girls chose dolls. I think that in orso. Mrs. Clay has now returned to i HH %
time these girls will learn really to appre- Meru to live, while Mr. Clay has to divide {i HH
ciate dolls. The majority of our stock, his time between the building here and ee -
however, consisted of tin whistles, mouth- his school at Meru.”’ ii &
organs, and other musical (?) toys. In all the letters is expressed the great | Hi :
' What excitement and what noise! and need to bring the African girls under Hy tH Sat
weren’t we thankful that we had not Christian influence, and a strong appeal I Wi iis
| given the things out earlier in the day. is made for women workers to be set apart | i
Just imagine the noise—jazz wasn’t in it for this important task. at
| it—from scores of the things I have men- Mrs. Worthington says : “We.can get \ il i
tioned! I must confess I did my share the boys well, but we have now only one i Wt
in this, for to the amusement of both girl in the school except the children. Hi
grown-ups and kiddies, I tried every in- We have many boys nearly. ready for hhh
strument before giving it away. At the marriage, but there are no Christian girls Whi :
. close all departed well pleased with their for them, unless they go to the Roman ai F
Christmas. Our feelings were much the Catholic Mission or to Kikuyu. Then ny He
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| trouble begins, as we find the tribes do — schools. Of that at Kiagoi Mrs. Bras-
tae : not mix well. The most promising boy sington writes : 5
on this Mission has been lost through “The little out-school is in charge of
Wh marrying a Kikuyu girl. You canunder- a native teacher named Samson. His |
iW stand how we feel about getting in touch scholars, of course, are all boys. It is
| with the girls. difficult to get girls to attend, for they |
es iy “Our great want is women, workers. and the women are the workers here.
| if We are always on the look-out, but that We long to have a definite work among
: ii} a is not enough. Missionaries’ wives can girls in connection with our Meru Mis-
1 only do so much, and, even so, are kept sion. In it lies our only hope for women’s
: busy. We had sixteen girls making work: it is impossible to do much with
= dresses for themselves for Christmas. the women of the present generation.
i Nine of them I had taught in the old days We long to hear of ladies coming from
i three or four bairns, who come to school Mrs. Brassington gives two cheering |
X i daily. These are the hope of our mis- items, however. She has noticed a few
oe sion.” girls and women coming in to the Sunday |
soe Mrs. Clay also urges the need for work morning service, held in the mud-and-
among the girls. The one schoolgirl of _ wattle school building. This is good at
: . sixteen comes after school hours and so early a stage. The school teacher,
| ; helps Mrs. Clay with baby Brian, who is Samson, has asked her to teach his wife,
. ; | id now running’ about. “She is a bright who is in the catechumen’s class, to sew.
mui || || girl,” writes Mrs. Clay, “and 1 give her That will likely be the first task she will
i ie soap so she is able to keep herself and tackle at Kiagoi.
me || io her clothes clean. Shem attendedeasther.- sxsaticamaresn a eect ns int rs ante cae
i sewing-class when Mrs. Cozens was here The United Methodist Church
; 1 ee and sews nicely now. I am training her eae =
i ee to wash and iron. She watches all I do Missionary Society. |
i | for Brian, and_ one day, we hope, will SECRETARIES! —2 Foréig@W= Revi. > STEDEFORD!
aH i et make a good wife and mother for one of ~ 13 Silverbirch Road, Erdington, Birmingham; Acting: |
| |) the mission boys. That is the tragedy Re: Pee AER Gale Ure TEIN RAM BAA
ANE here. at present. There are a fine cen pate eecnion Avan, Heat deondon Se if |
| | i number of boys being educated and "‘Endeliffe Grange, Shetield. Home—HARRY HARRIS,
i | a trained, some as teachers, some under Esq., F.S.A.A., 2 and 4 East Circus Street, Nottingham.
i if the Doctor in the hospital and dis- FLO Oy Baa OTe EO EES oe age nee
; i} pensary, and some as fundies and _car- Lantern Bureau Secretary: Rev. C. A. DAVIS.
} penters. They are learning’ to value clean- “Oakville,’ Cemetery Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire.
mT | liness and better homes and ways of Be
| ‘| { living, but when they want to Sarees WOMEN S MISSIONARY |
| ae will have to take women who are far, far AUXILIARY
i | 1 behind them and who have not yet had. : a :
| Lee the opportunity to advance with them. ee ees Ee ee Core
i ii This is a_ great pity, as, after all, the Secretary: Mrs. A. TRUSCOTT WOOD, 2 Tamar
| I home and the care and upbringing of the Botte Goer Becteren Mee oH CSUNMAN. “BAL
| Hy ay children depend largely on the women in — The Manse, Connah's Quay, Chester.
A Ih this as in all other countries. Pabllcation Secretary: Mri. J.B. BROOKS, Bitte
{| | it i As you know, the girls are valuable. Secretary of the Costume Department: Miss
ii} | to their parents, and are sold in marriage | WJTHINGTON, 62 Devonshire Road, Westbury Park.
; | ii for SOsmany SESE goats, sheep, ie It: Secretary of the Invalids’ League: Miss ALLEN,
! Pn aes is difficult, therefore, to get them into. our Egremont, Cleveland Road, Torquay.
ai | | schools. They have to work in the fields News items for. the “United Methodist", should not be:
| | when fairly young’. Our great hope lies STeaiateriige TeAvies ‘Wradford, pe Paragrecha Dts
| | } Bw age in the children of the baptized members nae Rene appear in the “Missionary Echo,” for
1 ae who are willing for their girls to be ee ———— aes
i | trained and educated if only we had the Se ee ea nataehs aatuenenecined Ganieriaall
1} vida women workers and the necessary build- loan of blocks to the Rey. A. E. J. COSSON,
j | ings. ” : : Bee 5 69 Herbert Road, Plumstead, S.E.18.
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| | A. similar story comes from .the out- HOOKS, 12 Farringdon Avenue, London, E.C.4.
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—Dr. J. RENDEL HARRIS. Hi i oe
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to Destroy: Hii @
‘A bruised reed shall he not break, and Christ and with no hope in the world i il BS
the dimly burning flax shall he not quench.’ has gone. A passionate urgency based fh | =
T is a platitude to say that the motive OM SO revolting a conception of God ti | ei
; which impels modern missionary that the Impression was created that— i | { : :
| activity among non-Christian peo- through mere accident of birth, climate, i ae
| ples is very different from that which and race—a ceaseless procession doomed aii sf
inspired our fathers when the impulse to for eternity were moving down to hell tH ti ay
such enterprise to the peoples beyond first every moment, condemned through no el ¢
seized the consciousness of the Christian fault of their own, but simply because i Wh
| Church in modern times. There are not they had never had an opportunity of ait
wanting those vi
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imperative has "a oa Niel Cae SRE eR Ye aa ee ( I
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that it is no |® . se gt SE ee ae aie Tee OR Pats = = i il
longer an im- | i og Va
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| et hearing the name of Jesus, could not Christian lovers of the race. It is our duty
| j outlast the first gleam of the dawn of the to see that, along with many Bantu ideas
i age of criticism. This was not so much and customs, we do not destroy the very
| | ol an evangelical appeal as a negation of spirit of religion itself, nor yet “the soul |
{| simple justice. It served, however, until qualities and sentiments that are inter-
A logic was introduced into theology. twined with so much that is unworthy
| ee What, it may be asked, is there in and that nevertheless, because they express
mn || ii modern missions which takes the place of the African spirit, have much in them
i ae the old urgency? Several things. One that is precious and beautiful.” The
| might mildly suggest that nothing less things that belong to the heritage of
i than the avoidance of race war—indeed, Africa are to be preserved for Africa ; and |
i the survival of the world as we know it we are called upon so_ to_ present
=H to-day—depends wholly upon the success Christ to the African that He shall pre-
i or failure of Christian missions overseas. serve all that is noble, and destroy only |
i Is there no urgency about that issue ? that which is unworthy of survival.
i I wish, however, to suggest another line That discovery carries us far. The
oe of thought. Dr. Junod, a distinguished motive of modern missions is the recog-
| Swiss missionary who has been working nition that the followers of Christ are not
for over thirty years among the Bantu of called upon to take to the peoples of the |
ff +] South Africa, in the introduction to his world another religion, called Christianity,
ee || latest book, “The Life of a South African which is to supplant their own faiths, but
ae Tribe,’ suggests that, unless Christian to present Jesus as Religion. As Stanley
| | missionaries preserve what is valuable in Jones forcibly puts the truth in his |
BI | tribal life, all trace of these valuable Religion. He is not a religion, or THE
Al elements will be lost for ever with the religion, but ReEticion.” To the mis- |
AW] |: passing of this generation. sionary to Africa to-day is presented the
i | There are two types of mind which gigantic task of studying all the past of
WT i rt would rejoice at such a consummation. the people to whom he ministers, inter- |
MNT Ve There is the persistent champion of the preting to them their own history, touch-
| a sovereign right of the White Man to “farm ing all that is good in that past with the
l | i] the world,” who, in a rousing appeal a Light Eternal, and revealing to the
A Vy year or two ago in Kenya to race prejudice, thrilled soul of the Bantu that some
Wi declared that all black “culture” of.any customs which he has ignorantly practised,
i | 1 and every kind was nothing but “couch- not knowing their meaning, are gleams of
grass,’ and that the only hope of saving the Light that lighteth every man coming
WT at from utter destruction the beautiful garden into the world; and that the way to |
alt |i of Western civilisation lies in rooting out Christ for the African begins not in the
|| and utterly destroying all that is essentially abandonment of all that is African, but
} | i i African. in being true to all that is really great and |
| i The other type is a lover of the African ; good in Africa.
i rhea but his loyalty to Christ is interpreted in One wonders if the Christian Church has
| i such fashion that he is called to condemn the courage and the faith to face the
: rt and to destroy every interpretation of the significance of the remark of a Hindu at
i ii world, and every method of approach to one of Stanley Jones’s meetings: “I re-
iF the Unseen, except such as are consciously main a Hindu, but my life is centred in
Wy 4 derived from Jesus. To save Africa for Jesus.” = oe
BW A Ae aks Christ you must first destroy the Africa of The task of the Christian mission, there-
| Wa} ye the ages. To create a Christian Africa fore, to the African is not that of a destruc-
ih Pita you must first annihilate the African tive force, removing all the old landmarks,
Pt eg Africa. sweeping away all the familiar beloved ideas,
i j 1 ieee Now, no one doubts that the religion of until the bewildered black man looks round
i | iti | the Bantu must go—and the sooner the upon the barren desert left to him and
Pie eee better. But while much that is essentially cries: “They have taken away my Lord,
i | [ Bantu must be destroyed, the manner of and I know not where they have laid Him.”
Ai | its destruction should concern deeply all No, the Christian missionary is the gatherer
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and preserver of all that is splendid and representative of the civilisation which has i I SY
noble in the past of Africa, that this part shattered the old order, no responsibility, fl i
of “the riches of the Gentiles” may be as a servant of the One who came not to Wi so
laid at the feet of the world’s Redeemer ; destroy but to fulfil, for the preservation i ie
that when the African sees his Saviour he of what there may have been of good in a i] Se
may see Him as the greatest African he society built up by the painful processes ee
can conceive, in Whom is fulfilled beyond and costly experiments of ten thousand i See
imagining all the dreams of the ages of years? If all this were to be allowed to i) | oe
| his fathers. . slip into the limbo of forgotten things, We het
The problem of the preservation of the that would surely be a grave loss to the ay oe
} past is urgent in Africa to-day. Young common wealth of the nations. It would Wy Ait
Africa is in a hurry to forget its past and be more than that ; it would be a betrayal a
to become European. In the schools you of Africa. To each race is given a dominant Wi
| will ask in vain for the old proverbs and trait which must be wrought to the end Hi
the loved folk-lore of the generations that of its becoming before there can be re- HH &
are gone. “We don’t know, and we don’t vealed in the world MAN as God planned ‘hl S
care ; teach us English,” is the impatient him. The danger is that the West, in the Hai ee
demand of young Africa. A well-known pride of its magnificent achievements, a Sa
missionary-student of South African — should, in the effort to stereotype a common || oo
affairs met a young Bantu travelling to pattern, attempt to beat the other civilisa- HH eu
England on one of the mail steamers for tions on the anvil which-has shaped itself. atl Be
the purpose of finishing his education. The danger of the other—and older— Hi fees
The missionary entered into conversation civilisations is that, fascinated by the i Wi oe
with the African, and questioned him © splendour of the civilisation which the at
concerning certain practices of the Bantu. mechanical genius of the West has built, Hay ay
| peoples. To his astonishment, this en- they should sell their birthright and “cast i ts
lightened member of a great people knew as rubbish to the void” all that is essential 4 I Ss
| absolutely nothing of the customs familiar im their heritage, in the vain imagination a os
| enough to the observer of another race, that the way to salvation lies through | i :
and even seemed annoyed that he should imitation, that equality can be achieved |
be expected to know anything of the black only through uniformity. wi
race! [Yes; who taught the black man In succeeding articles I shall endeavour a 5
that it is a disgrace to be born black ?] to show some qualities which characterised i i
The impact of white civilisation has the old Bantu civilisation, and to suggest a Wii) ;
given a fatal blow to the old order in that it ought to be possible to devise some i Hi
Africa. Bewildered, the old men hug the means whereby development may take aa
remnants of a worn-out faith, while young place upon lines divergent from those Hi I}
Africa sees no hope for itself except in taken by Western activity, that an es- aa
frantic efforts to imitate the European sentially African civilisation may be nur- A ae
| conqueror. Gone are the gay, colourful tured and matured. The human family Vi iz
ornaments of the old barbaric life; the will be complete only when every racial ia RB
young Bantu forgets the things that are type attains its full maturity; divine an iS
past, and presses toward the mark of his unity is the perfect self-expression of each alt es
high calling in a white duck suit; while variety. | i &
his sweetheart walks beside him with 26s i | me
mincing steps, clad in a frock of latest [. id
style, wearing silk stockings of the most THERE are open to the Church possi- | I
expensive sort, the free swinging graceful pyilities of moral and spiritual renewal, (a
stride of the old village days exchanged which, because they can be measured only hl
for the painful strut of the high-heeled py the love and power of God, may be Hr
shoe. truly described as infinite. i
This is progress, and it is probably an The man who has seen that God is Hh ;
inevitable phase. But was the old order love knows that our human life can reach a ii
so utterly worthless that it may be allowed its full stature, perfection, and satisfac- ‘a Be
to perish from the earth and leave no tion only in the measure that the love of Hs Hh
record? Has the Christian missionary God is shed abroad in our hearts. | i] |
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HI | Dr. Frank S. Dymond. Gua uia Mi ea
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| ae Rev. Charles Stedeford After seven years spent in medical
Hy | hk (President of the Conference). training he sailed for Wenchow in Septem-
me tt HE cabled news of the death of ber, 1926. In the ordinary course he |
1 iy 7 Dr. Frank S. Dymond sent a would have remained as the colleague of
| i | shock of surprise and sorrow Dr. Stedeford and taken charge of the
i throughout our Church. One was almost hospital during Dr. Stedeford’s furlough,
l | stricken dumb with pain and amazement. but the clouds of revolution became dark
| it The news of a missionary falling on the and threatening. Dr. Dymond had been
| mio field is always deeply distressing, even in Wenchow only a few months when the
il a when it follows a long and successful missionaries were compelled to leave. It
' Hy career; but it is was deemed. best |
| pecubatly, “ele V= 6 lays ee SG eee eects | for Dr.Dymond to
S| ous for a_ life C return to England |
i f opening with the : i ae and to use the en-
i fullest | promise oe ee forced interval in
i i} to be suddenly E eo ees gaining hospital
a Ht brought to its BS ee hee experience. When ~*
close at thirty- Sooo a the way was open
eel ii two years of age. eS a he earnestly de-
. 1 The brightest Cl lH sired to go to
| hopes. were cen- Stee” eo ee Yunnan, and the
mai || |i tred in Dr. F.S. | J ; ee Committee, sym-
HT Dymond. His a ee pathising with the
SF ii very name was 5 ie natural preference
Hl almost a guaran- = s to serve where his
BV) i tee of all that is oe ee father was still
WW Ui best in character : me labouring, ap- |
Wi) Vy and service. It er oN pointed him to
Dia) Va ube was most gratify- ee Cao that District. He
WT VE a ing to see the son / ie took his departure
|| Ve dedicating himself S we Ss foes in May, 1928. For
WI | to the field where ag ied a few months he
WY ti his parents have 3 : tarried at Yun-
WY spent their lives in feck one nanfu, and there
| | iy missionary labour. rendered tempor- |
: | ij Through years 2 x : ary service in the |
mY | 1 vei of patient plod- : ; C.M.S. hospital.
wil] |! Ging Dr Dymond | oe ee Here he Gee
WW) | prcpared himself 2 ee Nurse “Mindall (pany
all i \ for his life-work. In early youth he received whom he became engaged, and they
! ies the call to missionary service,and that call contemplated being married in June.
iP ae was to him like a guiding star which ever In company with the other missionaries
i iy ii shone with unclouded clearness. Henever stationed at Chaotong Dr. Dymond arrived
| rt i wavered in his purpose, though his path there last December. We imagined the
: Ha was sometimes difficult and tedious. Like missionaries once more in happy possession
: 1} ae. many other young fellows, he had his of the station they had to leave so hastily
‘ | | course tangled by the war. He joined the two years previously, with Dr. Dymond
ii ipo k.A.M.C. in 1916, he was slightly wounded _ surveying again scenes connected with his
a in 1918, and he left the army in 919. He early life, and preparing plans for his im-
ati then devoted himself to medical studies portant work. Then, like a bolt from the
1 pe pees at the Bristol University, availing himself blue, came the cable from the District
Pie ie of the army grant for this purpose. He Chairman, Rev. A. Evans, with the terrible
i] obtained the degrees M.B. and Ch.B., and message, “Doctor Dymond two days
1a) Wess in London he qualified as M.R.C.S. and _ tonsilitis passed away March first.” Grave
ii L.R.C.P. He took also a special course in and sad for us the loss, if far more grave
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Prayerful sympathy will flow toward them, weaknesses, losses of sight, disfigure- at a
and especially toward the stricken parents ments: all suffering from inroads of Hh tes
and family. death. There they were over there, Wy
Dr. Dymond possessed qualities of ex- waiting for the coming of Dr. Dymond, Hi oe
ceptional value. His loyalty to conviction for a physician equipped with the magic | oe
was an outstanding feature. On questions of Western science, for one who, be- HI Bey
of conscience he was as immovable as a_ sides healing’ their sicknesses, would i coe
tock. He saw the highest and strove to look upon them with kind eyes and speak i | oo
_ reach it. This aspiration gave him a_ to them of the Saviour of the world. And He ea
gravity beyond his years. In youth he ow, he has been taken from them. How Hh ye
bore himself as one charged with great great the sorrow that has fallen upon his Hi ZS
| responsibilities. He seemed to be con- father and mother, missionaries who have |
stituted by nature, and endowed by grace, sues bacas forty years of service in Yun- +
| with the qualities most needed Dyas We sen of oe ae i
missionary. In our short-sightedness we ee es mea ee 4 Sl A eas i 3
are bewildered by the early close of a life hi Oper Ove Dee ae omc: pias it ¥
baat : ; : hink of these bereaved members of Dr. i i
so rich in promise. The preparation made Dvniondtantansil : ai aes
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comes within our Jarrow vision. Mea- At my request, Mr. G. P. Dymond has i i| Zee
sured by years a life may eee) a ikitidly written the following account of HH HI ¥
complete ; measured by spiritual attain- his nephew : = Hdl Be
ment it may show the full-blown flower. “Francis Spencer Dymond was born i i =
Only rarely would even the long life show in the province of Yunnan, West China, Hi as
amore concentrated purpose, amore whole- jy the year 1896, and came as an infant i | ;
hearted devotion to the noblest aims, a to England during his father’s first fur- Hi i \
more loyal and patient persistence in lough in the following year. In 1900, HA) eee
well-doing, a more ready and obedient during the Boxer riots, his father and HH es
tesponse to the heavenly vision than was mother had to flee for their lives to the t i| Zh
manifested in the brief career of our much Yamen and seck protection from the I i) “
lamented missionary, Dr. Frank S. Dy- mandarin there for themselves and their Hh
mond. little children. Their own home was Hi
completely destroyed by the rioters. ay
Rev. W. Alex. Grist. Shortly anleriatde tisy were taken under Hah
HE tragic cablegram from West military escort into French territory. I I
China announcing the death of Dr. Mrs. Dymond took the opportunity of I iH 3
Frank Dymond seemed at first visiting her own mother in Australia, and alt
utterly incredible. Alas! it was too true! the children accompanied her whilst her Hh il :
Then, when we were forced to accept the husband went round to Shanghai to watch Hi i/ |i
message, we began to recall our impres- the course of events and to ascertain the | at :
sions of the young missionary doctor as earliest moment when he could get back aid a
he appeared at his farewell—tall, with to his station. wu a
Straight, striking features, a figure finely “When the two eldest boys, John and He anil Bs
poised, a manner of calm grave dignity, rank, were approaching ten years of fe at S
a winning smile : the whole remembrance age it was thought advisable to send i | | oe
was of one apart, conscious of noble pur- them to England. They came together I. I :
pose, “a polished shaft.’? And this, we to their uncle’s school at Plymouth, where i A} a
thought with joy, is to be the successor two more brothers joined them later, i Hi )\%
of Dr. Louis Savin and Dr. Lilian George and Elmslie. At the end of their ant
Dingle at Chactong, West China. Then school career John obtained a good post Hi | |
the thought came of the people waiting in the Sun Life Office, where he would i Ti f
in Yunnan for the coming of Dr. Dy- have attained a high position if he had Hi {it
mond, throngs of suffering Chinese, not fallen in the Great War in April, Hi
Spartan-like Nosu, and eager, expectant 1918. Frank followed a medical course He
faces of the age-long oppressed Miao. at Bristol University, as he had definitely j {| ‘
It was a mental picture of a jostling and decided to become a medical missionary Hea Ls:
yet courteous crowd of men, women and in China. He PU
children, crippled with strange diseases, “Tt is striking to note how Dr. Frank, vel
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na | i the best traditions of the old Beaford accomplished all that he set himself to
ne) ie home. His great-grandfather—another do asa student. He was a fine athlete,
me ai Francis Dymond—was a stalwart in phy- but modest to a fault about all his |
| i | sique and one of the strongest men in achievements. He would make a cen-
Hy a his parish. It was he who said to his tury in the cricket-field or score a suc-
7 Vi it own son Frank at Southsea, in his later cession of goals on the football-ground,
5 | i days, ‘ Frank, I tremble to think how to the intense delight of his schoolmates,
il I dark we were before Mr. O’Bryan came who wanted to make a hero of him, but
a it into our parish.’ His godly wife brought he would rush away and hide himself
i it up thirteen children in the fear of God rather than endure their flattery. I can
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i ae and the love of the Gospel. In later life hear his indignant ‘Shut up!’ when
, | A these spread the light to the distant parts some comrade would venture to congratu-
i of the earth whither they were scattered. late him. It was the same when later
F i} The twin brothers, John and James, were he played for Bristol University and |
i it both preachers of righteousness in their Bristol City. A padre from the Italian
ii 4 respective spheres, the one as a minister front who met him during the War
“fl Ht ii and the other as a mission schoclmaster when he was serving with the Army
i it | in India. Dr. Frank bore a strong like- Medical Corps, told me what an excel-
iti ness to the former, his grandfather. I lent fellow he was, he thought that, if
: i semblance was as I saw him in profile. being too serious. He took great interest
y iy typical Dymond brow projecting slightl whilst at the University, and there can
ii YP y ‘ projecting: sugnuy LLY ;
i i over the eyes like that of his grandfather be no doubt that his was a devoutly
4 i} yas and his great-uncles William of Adelaide consecrated life. Our grief is great at
‘ nea: and Frank of Southsea. Heshared with his early removal, but we console our-
: it them the earnestness of spirit and the selves, as best we can, with the thought
Hy a ingrained piety of the old home. that
| ad “As a boy at school he was a steady For one so true
HI A hee plodder. He could not leap at things as There must be other, nobler work to do.”
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Wenchow, Mrs. Chapman, wife of Prin- example of the true missionary method, Hi Se
cipal Chapman, writes : reaching through the body to the soul by Hi oe
“Unfortunately the whole time he was His miracles of love. We have seen our WH
| with us we were suffering from political Missions grow from crude beginnings : Hy >
agitation and threats of civil war. The there was a time when almost every mis- i sat
outstanding thing about Dr. Dymond sionary was an empirical practitioner ; i oe
was his marvellous calmness during all then came the days of the one-man hos- it ea
the unrest and panic; his presence was pital: now the time has come when our i ee
always a great help. He hada beautiful hospitals must be specially planned and He
spirit, and we all appreciated and loved fully equipped. We are thankful to learn ii i a
him. I remember how grateful we were that we have Chinese medical assistants, } i) ie
when he conducted the Christmas service and soon we shall have Nosu and Miao i sh
for all the foreign community—Ameri- doctors: yet, for a long time, China will |
cans, Danes, Russians, as well as Eng- need our missionary doctors and nurses. Hi
lish. The Commissioner of Customs, a The fields are white unto harvest ; may it a
Russian, afterwards called upon us, with the Lord of the harvest thrust out the i il Ee
his wife and children, to thank Dr. Dy- needed supply of workers. i ae
| mond for his helpful service. i Fea
“He had many schemes in his mind; Mrs, C. E. Hicks. ik i Se
one he cherished and often mentioned «tye went out, not knowing whither. . .” i i ee
was to become a travelling doctor, fur- “ : = eves tH es
nished with medicine chest and going N_ the bright sunny morning of i i BS
| from village to village, healing the people December 21st last, as we stood HA eae
and telling’ them of Christ, the great by the roadside just beyond the | a
Healer. . . His quiet manner and un- South Gate of the City, and bade good- iif
| failine courtesy impressed the Chinese bye to our gallant little party of men, \ i a
very favourably. He refused to leave Women and children, their “faces stead- Ht a
Dr. Stedeford alone in Wenchow when fastly set toward ” Tong Chuan, Chao- Hl =
it was suggested that he should leave tong and Stonegateway, our hearts i i] a
with the rest of us, and he remained until breathed a silent prayer while we iol- fr Hl se
| actually forced to leave on a: gunboat lowed in imagination their LONSONE ay :
which was sent to bring the two doctors twelve days’ journey along narrow moun- a
away.’ . tain passes, across dangerous bridges and Ht, | |
When China was once more open for Streams or through brigand-infested : I §
missionaries, Dr. Dymond accepted the areas, the men seemingly so dauntless as i
appointment to Chaotong. Owing tothe they rode away on their horses. l ii) g
disturbed state of the country he was not Among them Dr. Frank Dymond as i) Wl .
| able to proceed to his station _ till just brave as any knight of old, to face his i i
before Christmas. During the few weeks foes ; disease, ignorance, superstition and | Hh Pea
before the end came he surveyed the field pain. ai ;
to which he had come and considered the We watched them slowly wend their i |
possibilities of developing the medical way along the narrow Chinese road, to- li i SS
\ work. He was full of dreams and visions gether with their coolies, dogs and an WW &
of the great tasks awaiting him, His escort of armed soldiers. Then turning Hi eS
last letter to me announced his engage- back toward our own city and sphere of i Hit ;
ment to a C.M.S. missionary, and his in- work we quietly awaited the longed-for i) I :
tention to marry next June. He was ab- news of their safe arrival, which came in | Kit ne
sorbed by hopes and projects for extend- due course, and our fears were at rest. ii I iii
ing’ the Kingdom of God in Yunnan ; by On the Friday following there came i ||
healing the bodies of men he would con- word of good work already being done I,
vey the gift of Divine Grace ; through the by Dr. Dymond as far out as Stonegate- ea
life physical he would kindle the spark of way, and we were glad to think the poor i I} i 5
a life eternal. suffering Miao and others were at last ai
Once again our attention is focused being cared for. i 5
on the need and on the value of medical Alas! the next day we were stunned i '
missions, and just now, especially, on the and bewildered by a telegram : : Hh)
urgent need of another doctor for West “Dr. Dymond two days tonsilitis, te Hui
China. Our Lord Himself gave us an passed away this morning.” vn
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4 Not a week has passed as yet, as I brance of an incident which occurred
mm | ii write, but how much longer it seems! some years ago of a_ little lad whose
Over grief-benumbed, but brave loved father, a devoted medical missionary,
1) ones, we gently and lovingly draw a veil was shot by pirates while ministering to |
Wi if of awe-stricken sympathy, the needs of a wounded Chinaman. When
| Vy Across our own hearts and minds is the boy, who was then being educated in
Ae written a kewildcring cuestion. Why——P? Scotland, was told the sad news, he
; | | x xs * a drew himself up and with quivering lips
: | | What of our young’ people of the home- said ‘“Now I must go and take father’s
i a land? What of their thrill of hero-wor- place!” Alas, like many others of
ae | ship when first they heard or read the whom it might be said, “lowers of Thy
S news ? heart, O God, are they,” another altar
i “Then out spake brave Horatius, ‘I claimed the sacrifice: the tragic world-
) will abide at thy left side and keep the war. |
ol gate with thee!’ ” Yes, these great souls have passed on, \
! Or, maybe, this expresses it : and, passing, have “flung the torch ”’ to
%s i “His Captain’s hand in his shoulder those behind. And we confidently be- |
Sa i laide: lieve there are devoted young women, |
; i | Play up and Play the Game! ”’ and earnest young men, ready to take ups.
: ny al What Sepa a ae e Sasa the torch. Surely the Master is asking |
Hi Seen ies Spt ith a new insistence, ‘Whom shall I
a ||| | inspiring addresses and gatherings, con- wl d?. Wh ‘HH fe 5»
mi |} | ferences, study circles, W.M.A. meet- eaee Dat pesos ene
HH ings, Sunday School and Bible classes, The cry of our hearts is that some of
a | i missionary debates? these dear young people shall gladly
AAI) | As this is being written, there comes answer:
ii | involuntarily to one’s mind the remem- “Here am I, send me!”’
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ie the Uttermost. Rev, FRANK J. DYMOND.
ty N American lady in company with and spiritually. I had to be led every-
i i/ A two Chinese gentlemen and three where, and my heart was full of sin,
i 1 Chinese young ladies all recently although I had been many years in China
arrived from Shanghai and held a service a missionary. I went to Shanghai to a |
i i| in our chapel. Chinese medical mission called Bethel
} | The chapel is on the busiest thorough- to get my eyes attended to. I was greatly
i | fare of the city, and it is holiday time, puzzled at the joy of the place, everybody
| 1] i being Chinese New Year. Crowds are was so bright, and I felt so absolutely |
| | passing, and these people are “fishers of miserable that I cried, for somehow every-
] re pea men.” Let us watch their tactics ! thing was awry. The specialist said that
i tal One has a guitar which she plays in- my eye must come out and that he would
| Hal differently ; another has a triangle—not fit me with a glass eye. This was done,
iT i a difficult instrument ; the American lady and my pain left me and I gradually got
1h tees has a tambourine. With these they better in health. But I knew that within
Hii | | accompany a simple chorus; the street there was an evil heart of unbelief which,
Uae fills up, and all are invited to enter the too, must go. One day in July that, too,
Pe qe chapel near; before long the place is was removed by Divine grace, and a
| Pua ea : fairly full. sense of being sanctified came to me.
Pile Witness is given to the saving power of What joy! What peace !
a eae Jesus. He really can save. Miss Morgan “T- knew that I was rid of sin and a
ae said: “Last year I went through this city great blessing has come to me from that
Pat tee a’ poor broken-down woman, weeping, day to this. Joy has filled my life, and
Li | nearly blind, and with aches and pains all here I am back in Yunnan to preach a
| | over me; I was in a bad way physically richer Gospel than ever before.”
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“T was in business selling opium in the “I went home and told my mother that HT
townof Yang-chow. Yes! Imademoneyfast I was a new man. She watched me and j Hy] ra
selling Yunnan opium, I smoked it myself. discovered that I was different: so one qi so
I was also a big gambler; my mother, a day I said: ‘Mother, you come along with hi Ae
widow, would protest, but on I went and me to the meeting.’ She came and became | Be
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stamped my foot at her in anger. I would a Christian too. Her sin was idolatry. iH if
come home at two in the morning from And not long after that my wife said, ‘If HI SH
this gambling, until my wife said if I Jesus can change men as he has changed 1 i
} continued she would refuse to open the you, I want to believe in Him too.’ So tt we
door tome. I took no notice, and actually one day my wife, mother, and I went to qi
| found the door fastened against me one the service, and my wife gave her heart to i
night. I banged and made such a row Jesus also. Hl
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threatened that on no account would they intend to spend my life in preaching Jesus it
| do so again. At last I found the door 4. 4 TeqeCa our one Hil as
closed against me again, and I spent that fh :
night walking the streets till dawn, when BR ate ey a oa
§ an 1, Pray that all the missionaries in Yunnan a a
I was let into my home. How miserable may catch the sacred flame ! j i) oS
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ae ee ate Noe ate see in ok caught me as a youth. Can we abandon il e
die : qe Meee ane ee Nae 8 ourselves. tocit yet again? Or isn’t it } i
ees . : the thing now? How many times have i i
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very greatly impressed. An. invitation And sanctify the whole Vii ie
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Gel scribed men and women came out and Are we making the way easy enough ?
Mey yi : knelt on the ground, and were being How much theology is required as an
nM if prayed for ; but the revival has not come entrance examination into the kingdom
mi | fl yet. of Light ? |
Me | ‘If only poor Yunnan could be bathed in “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and
| ti such blessed emotion as I experienced in thou shalt be saved.” A very emphatic
i if my early manhood! And I wonder whena_ statement ; can that be all ?
se 4 more opportune time could be than right Don’t forget the drought in far Yunnan.
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Hh i T Union Church, Tientsin, on Rev, and Mrs. J. W. Heywood, Prin- |
it | A March 20th, the Rev. H. T. Cook, cipal Redfern, M.Sc., and Miss Doidge,
oe i] of Wu Ting Fu, was married to B.A., left Shanghai on March 26th on the |
“I it i Miss Joyce Blott, B.A., daughter of the s.s. “Malwa” for England. In a letter
Hi late Rev. H. Walker Blott and Mrs. to us Mrs. Heywood writes: “There is
“Sf i Blott. The officiating minister was the widespread regret on our leaving Wen-
Hi | Rev. F. B. Turner. Mr. and Mrs. Cook chow, and we both feel that if health had
: | Hy were formerly ardent workers in Pem- allowed we would gladly have stayed on
| bury Grove Church,.London. Mrs. Cook longer. There are fine opportunities now
i ii : has also been a Sunday School Demon- for gathering in those who are seeking
| strator under our Young People’s Depart- after Truth.’’ These missionaries, who
i i} ment. : are due to arrive on May 2nd, are as-
mri | peise Bi eee sured of a hearty welcome.
| | i pa Nie ae Be’ 2 ae (eee Ne re Pe “Tales of God’s Packmen.”
| Wy de eed ‘oa A Bee we eae i ae Bete God’s “Packmen’’ are won- |
TT As. soe) es Sees gre ae Be derful people. They think
WN) tt Es ‘es Sees ees) nothing of starting off on a
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ii : ra ee 4 ; ed Bes their back. Tramping over the |
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ql ] \ at bee a ‘| Andes, wandering over the
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{ I} na eee a ey : ee calling at the tin mines. of
| i AS Ne oe SSCs“ Maallaya, at the tea plantations of
| it ii ee SI a issu, eae. Ceylon, and even penetrating the |
tees ¢ heey ==} sacred Mohammedan cities of
Yl | ‘ea ae RS Be: eas Persia. Such are some of the
MA Vt tect Cee sete OT maa | journeys God’s Packmen take.
i | el = 4 af eee se bs But who are these men who
| | if Hie ah ee ee eee 2 wee) are given this title of God’s
me ie ee |) «=Packmen? They are the colpor-
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i Ly ieee Se ee eee! §=6Bible Society, men who carry |
Pee ee ee ee cae aN eae wherever they go the Word of |
| | | ee Sian cat ey a ie Se ee ee God. The Society employs about |
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carry the Packman and his books and And redress sin’s foul disorders, i
bedding and food. Some travel in canoes, if Me ayedeathen lands. HET
and some even take their journeys in re Ue een, and. labour, } seat
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motor-cars, In some parts of the world Heedless of world’s frown or favour, Hi roe
the railway companies give the colporteurs Follow Christ’s command. Ht ae
a free pass: so highly is their work Do not sleep or slumber, I Be
esteemed. Whilst a voice like thunder, HT os
* * * * ‘ ees gaint all the world tf Hl ifs
7 re Le ee Sat Ak exes A\nd satisfy its hunger. rei :
Breve! ae oe Ge - ah an Heathen atide ake loudly calling | Hi od
} enibassador tor Christ) ne or them To be freed from fetters galling, al
entered a public-house in Italy and offered And from cruelties appalling, Hh
| the Scriptures for sale to the men who Go ye, set them free. Ha
were there. When he began to read one : 3 farenlea Ha ,
| of our Lord’s parables the men all stood M ne ce eae ent ond oe a %
| zs 1 nd bared their i : fie S Oo make known this grea sa vation, i i :
| up reverent yea eads. oO At_your lonely out-post stations, ii 7m
they remained till he had done. You are not alone. I I ] is
“Oh! I thought there must be some- Hear our Captain’s voice still crying, ih il 2
where in the world a book which tells of When the light of day is dying, i} | Sa
| God’s love,”’ said a European girl when And death’s arrows round are flying, ia
a Packman told her about the Bible. She I will with you be. | i Be
had never seen one before. en Tei You even, 2 | H ie
7 Sp ous : You forsake, leave desolate | 4
Tales of God’s Packmen’”’ is written Nought shall our friendship sever ; I ii, 5
by Rev. E. W.° Smith, the Literary So repeat the old, old story, I |) 5
Superintendent of the British and Foreign In both modern lands and hoary, i i ee
Bible Society, and is published by the ‘Till the whole earth filled with glory, al a2
Society at two shillings. It is a thrilling Worships Christ as King. } | Hi i
book, intended chiefly for young’ people. * * * * i tl
But older people will be greatly stirred | ee Hi
by these splendid stories, and we advise Aggrey of Africa. ti Al
| our readers to get the book from our THE eagerly awaited book on the life | Ht
Publishing House. and work of the late Dr. J. E. K. Aggrey Hai
** x * * will be published by the Student Chris- i i
| A New Missionary Hymn. tian Movement on May Ist, under the : i) :
Rev. J. Patchett Burt, of Bristol, has title of Agegrey of Africa: A Study: in Ah
written the following missionary hymn, Black and White.’’ The price will be i HI ;
to be sung to the tune “March of the ‘7s. 6d. . The writer, the Rev. E. W. | i} ae
Men of Harlech.’’ ;
Flash the news to every nation, : ae. es | i} ids
To the world’s remotest station, ee Eo eee eee swat th i) |
Jesus offers free salvation, =e te ae en ae ey ia
Offers it to all. peer eo eee = ie | i I -
Keep the gospel-flag still flying, re a Ss oa og He oe Pi
O’er a world in darkness lying, lO on ie r a | | ;
Hear the prisoner’s mournful oe | 8 Y ee ya j 1 :
sighing, ei /.. ae Tig
Heed his plaintive call, Be ey ae eer. ee | i ilk
Can we sleep or slumber, ee Nee : $ weer: tf ra iy
Whilst a voice like thunder, ee ey ene eS wa: ii |
Cries, Go into all:'the world Pitas Pah ge NS aS a ee a
And satisfy its hunger ? eR aaa ed, Ss: et eee” Tie
Up! arouse ye! teach the beatae. eo 5 ea Pai
: nations, 5; ' i es ; : a 5 | I
Make ye known love’s proclama- ec Si tion, eee ey OM PT a [
How Christ for the world’s salva- eae ON aw we le ees Sinise | |
tion =A Se ee ee eB
Gave His life for all, Rey, and Mrs. W. Eddon and Family. i|
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i fge Smith, author of “The Golden Stool,’’ of the Gold Coast, who described Aggrey
A} i knows the heart of the African as few as “the finest interpreter the present cen-
ae men do, and he has put of his best into tury has produced between the white man
Halt the life of one of the greatest of Africa’s to the black and of the black man to the
nm sons. He paid a special visit to the white,’’ has read through most of the
mi | United States in order to get full know- MS. with great approval.
a |e ledge of the background of Aggrey’s 25 The book, which runs to 75,000 words,
mia ti years’ work there between his early train- will have nine illustrations. | These in-
mn | ing’ on the Gold Coast, his birthplace, and clude delightful snapshots of Aggrey with
i 4 || his work for the Phelps Stokes Educa- a white friend, with his own family, with
i rt tional Commissions in East and West Sir Ofori Atta, and with the staff at the
Africa, and his subsequent appointment opening of Achimota. Profits of the book,
| as vice-principal of the Prince of Wales the writing of which has been made pos-
a Government College at Achimota, on the _ sible through the generosity of the Phelps |
i Gold Coast. : Stokes Fund, will be devoted to the edu-
on Sir Gordon Guggisberg, late Governor cation of Dr. Aggrey’s children. |
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; i i di Sierra Leone. Rev. E. COCKER. couldn’t stop. Like a mad thing it tried
BH UG TRANGE as it may seem, I find it climb the sloping sea-wall, and after
i ml S$ necessary first to make reference Sharpening its screw on the concrete,
nM \ | to the Duchess of Richmond, Mr. Slithered along until it came to rest be-
| | and Mrs. Martin of Norwich, and Lieut.- tween the wooden piles of the jetty. The
i | Gen. Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Through Presence of ladies went a long way, merci-
HH the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Iwas fully, towards restraining the bulbiferous
i] introduced to the Duchess of Richmond; Seaman who had charge of the launch. It
1} : but the General I saw only as he passed Would be simply futile to speak of great
it by on his return to the ship. The “Duchess beads of perspiration standing out on his
| || of Richmond,” whose inverted commas I forehead as he addressed a few endearing
! | have now found, is a very fine ship. On words to the man at the engine. Descrip-
i} such a ship one might comfortably live tion could surely only begin by reference to
| if and die, providing there was hope at the planets of. sweat glistening on his brow
end of getting off. Experience has taught @S he kept in check the fury within. I
| me the truth that after all, though a ship hada feeling that when we had got away
} Vy hee may be a palace afloat, it is a thing to get he would say somthing to that young
i rE bea off rather than on. Maybe, Mr. and Mrs. â„¢@n.
) 1 Martin will agree with me after they have Later, after the ship had gone, I heard
| Hee reached England, even though they may that one of the boys who had been diving
i j have sailed home on a sea of glass. for pennies, alongside the ship, had gone
i i It was very good of them to look me down and had not returned—in all pro-
\ al up. A boy scout, who had been trans- bability a shark... One night, under a :
HT i formed into something like twice himself pale moon, at the hour when sleep was :
ie fect by a handshake from the General, brought falling on the city, and the fears that wall
my | them to my door in the early morning, in darkness were abroad, Mr. Lamb and I,
| 1) i and I was with them for the rest of the standing at the end of the jetty, saw a
PET ea day. It was a day of many excitements. shark pass by, as noiseless as a spirit.
ya As we were returning to the ship for lunch Each felt the other shudder. It was a
i | we saw a tourist being taken to hospital huge monster, over six feet long, seen for
11 ba for an operation. He has since died, poor a moment and gone—Ugh! “The Lord
if fellow. help us!” I exclaimed, and I meant it.
Pit ie Coming back from lunch the motor- I have thought much of that poor boy.
| yea launch ran away. Like some preachers I trust Mr. and Mrs. Martin have got
] | its terminal facilities were faulty—it home safely. Their time was limited.
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They were able to see a bit of Freetown in the circuits during the year; let the Ihe er
and some of the colony, but it was im- District executives sleep the sleep of the a os
possible for them to see our far-stretching unjust ; let the delegates come to the i I
mission field in Mendeland, nearly two District Meeting as unprepared and un- ay
hundred miles away. When they had gone, trained as a company of cabmen set to i Pe
my attention turned again to the District man a ship, and it will not be surprising i i Sa
meeting which I now report. It was well if very soon they discuss themselves into Vy ee
I had something to occupy my mind; for mists and mazes, dead-ends and darkness. Hi Hi Se
meeting folk from home, and seeing them So when some of the delegates tried to HTT Be
sail away again, is “a hexperience, Sir, a express the reason for the change by saying, lh ee
werry, ’arrowing hexperience, Sir.” “Tt’s the new spirit in the District,” Hl 2
| There are happy folk in the world who they were getting near the truth. Wt =
always regard the last event as the best Evidence of the new spirit was before 1h
that ever was; and sometimes they are the meeting in the presence of two dele- Na
| right. There is good reason for the belief gates from the Women’s District Auxiliary; 1 i ,
that they are right who have thus de- and at one stage of the meeting a whole iil
scribed the Sierra Leone District Meeting company of women came to hear their if I, i ee
of 1929. From beginning to end there was secretary read the report of the year’s Hh Gin
not a jarring note ; there was no balloting ; activities, a report which roused the men Hi 5
when an amendment was at war with a to cheers. It was a report which told of : | i ou
resolution, one or the other was with- happy fellowship, service rendered to the | I) a
drawn, or a compromise was effected. weaker churches, missionary activity in j | ee
The whole spirit of the meeting was one the Bananas, where a branch had been ha S
of peace and good will, yielding cumulative formed during the year ; pride in being i soe
interest of satisfying joy. No wonder that associated with the Women’s Auxiliary in i
at the close the testimony should be England, and finally the joy of being able ii sp
given—“This is better than we have to vote {20 out of their funds—£r10 to the He ca
ever known.” District and £10 for the Mende work. ii see
What has brought about the change ? Further evidence of the preparation i ic
For indeed the change is that of a great resulting from the proper working of the 1)
conversion, if not a resurrection. whole District machinery was seen in the i Gs
ADistrict Meeting is like an accumu-_ speed with which business was got through. Pani
lator which takes a year to charge; The first session was on Tuesday, February Hi
uncharged, it is dead. Let there be faulty 19, from 8 to 11.30 a.m. Wednesday’s \ i}
organisation, slackness, and irregularity sessions were from 8 to 12, and from 4 to i | ;
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i] Ht 6. Wednesday’s afternoon session was Mende some plain, practical honesty of
nm) fl devoted to a memorial service to Brothers thought and action. He told of a Mende
1) Yt O. C. H. Thompson and T. M. Johnson, man who would not pray in the class-
i | who had died during the year; the dis- meeting. His reason was that he had
1) ee cussion on the spiritual state of the some “palaver” with God—as a Lan-
it | churches, and a Communion Service. castrian would put it, he was “at outs”
1 Thursday’s session was from 8 to 12. If with God. It appears that the Chief had
: Ht | it had not been that the W. D. A. had sent for him to appear at court for some
my | arranged to serve a dinner on Friday wrong he had done. He had asked God
i H i evening, business might have closed on to deliver him, and save him from the fine.
i Thursday. Some business was therefore But the Chief had fined him heavily, and
' | left over until Friday at 4 p.m., after so he was cross with God.
i which the delegates sat down to a feast Where there is good will, good humour
i | courses—three and three, with a roasted enlivened with happy laughter. Reading
A pig in the middle. When this creature the minutes the journal secretary gave
oH i came in, its snout overstretching the dish, forth a sign of the tiresome restraint he
oe i 4 almost stroking the neck of the General had felt in being compelled to write the dull
a || | Superintendent as it passed by, that be- English of resolutions. In spite of himself
iy ay wildered man rose from his seat and his pen had slipped, and he had written,
: fled. “Tn astentorian voice, Brother-———moved,
| iW) ddd Items of business which gave much that———.’”’ The Chairman very tactfully
Bei || || satisfaction to the meeting were: The suggested that this was in the nature of pre-
ie report of the Assistant General Superin- ferential treatment. If Brother X was to be
: i i] tendent, Rev. J. B. Nichols, that during so described, why not others ? Why not say
' Wee the year the District had again paid its ‘‘ With a voice like a bassoon, the Chairman
tt 1} way; all money required was available, suggested, etc., etc.’’ ; or, “ Twittering like
: i at and the new Assessment Scheme inaugu- a sparrow, Brother Y moved the follow-
| rated two years ago had again proved its ing——.’’ Loud and prolonged laughter
ieee effectiveness ; the restoration, and com- followed this protest, with much benefit
Hak plete reorganisation, of the Superannua- to all, for it was hot, and the delegates
: i tion Fund ; the announcement that every were weary. The adjective was deleted.
} penny of the District debt had been paid. When the District Meeting ended about
y 1 | The subject of the Chairman’s address 6 p.m. on Friday afternoon, two hymns
i 1} delivered at the Tuesday morning’s session, were sung, and sung with much feeling,
by chance or by cause, was the theme of with verses repeated in sheer joy : “ Jesus,
i the District Meeting. He spoke on “Re- keep me near the Cross’’ and “ Lord dismiss
| i] { ligion and Life.” The same evening at the us with Thy blessing.’”” There have been
MT TP crowded service in Samaria Church, the days when the most fitting hymn at the
| | Rey. G. O. Gabbidon, the worthy hard- close would have been, “And are we yet
| | : working secretary of the District, ham- alive ?”’ But this time there was no reason
i ii mered home the same truth, that all their to doubt. New life has come to Sierra
| Wa highly organised devotions were in vain if Leone, anda new day of hope has dawned.
i their life was wrong. So outspoken was
1} i he that the people began to cheer. It was Nosth China.
i 11 fea a wonderful service. At the public meeting, j a
| 1] I. likewise, on the Thursday night, the two Tientsin, March 18th.
a speakers, Rev. T. J. V. Campbell, B.A., of HE Annual District Meetings of the
i| lj ie Bo, and the Rev. C. L. Leopold, M.A., 7 United Methodist Mission, North
1 | ie Principal of the Wesleyan Boys’ High - China District, were held in Tient-
yt eae School, were fired by the same theme. It sin from March Ist to March 4th, inclu-
Wd Vt tees was good to hear Mr. Campbell speak as_ sive. There were present Rev. F. B.
Re he did of what he had discovered in Mende- Turner (chairman), Revs. E. Richards,
Wet | land. He had found that the Mende man Dr. F. R. Craddock, D. H. Smith, H. T.
Pil ios knew the difference between a good man Cook, Dr. R. P. Hadden, Misses Armitt
i | anda bad man. He had discovered in the and Milburn, with seven Chinese -minis-
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ters and thirty-three Chinese preachers previously served a term as a circuit Ai ars
and delegates. These meetings were pre- minister in the Yunnan District of the |
ceded and followed by several days’ ses- mission, ‘and he now takes up work in A
sions of the District Executive Commit- the North China District in the joint Hi oe
tee, consisting of the missionaries of the capacities of an ordained minister and a tf cea
District. fully qualified medical man, and is pros- I yas
The reports presented indicated dis- Pecting for medical work in Wu Ting Ha ee
turbed political conditions, during the Fu, Shantung. Hit oe
year, in all the five circuits of the Dis- Very appreciative references were made | Bead
trict; but all the circuits were able to 1° the Services of Mr. H. S. Redfern, ' l Sai
report the maintenance of usual activities. M.Sc., as Principal of the Tongshan Ze
| ‘ : pe : Methodist College, and hearty good “i
| The financial reports indicated that in \ishes were extended to him for his ap-
the circuits nearly 20 per cent of the ex- proaching furlough. i |
penditure was met from sums raised Mr. R. Sheppard, B.Sc., has been ap- =
| locally ; while in education work local in- pointed to assist in the Tongshan Col- 7
come amounted to 67 per cent of the jege during Mr. Redfern’s absence. Mr. | ae
expenditure. Sheppard did not reach Tientsin in time Wal ee
A report was presented of a “sympo- to join in the sessions of the District th Se
sium ’’ on the subject of re-organization, Meeting ; but a cordial welcome was ex- ti oS
to which the missionaries and Chinese tended to him by the Executive Com- | i oe
ministers had contributed: the resulting mittee at a subsequent session. Mr. | i Be
recommendations were accepted by the Sheppard is son of Rev. G. W. Sheppard. | i ee
District Meeting. Among these recom- li | 36
mendations were the re-classification of fo fe } ca
Chinese workers, including the establish- i *S
ment of a class of assistant pastors ; the Tue firm hold of the unseen and the i Ze
sub-division of the existing sub-circuits; sense of the absoluteness of God’s de- ty es
the acceptance of a programme of an mands on us, which are characteristic of i ial
annual reduction of 5 per cent in the New Testament life, are what we most i a
Home Committee’s grant towards exist- need to recover if we are to do the work | i} Br
ing circuit work (the saving thus effected of God in our generation. a ;
to be devoted to new evangelistic enter- 2 I |
prise) ; new plans for training of evan- rae HW 5
gelists, and the undertaking of an anti- A brother of Tagore of India said, i)
illiteracy campaign among church mem- «Jesus jg ideal and wonderful, but you WN e
ee Christians—you are not like Him.” — | i See
Votes of sympathy were passed with Dr. E. Stantey Jones. ih
Mrs. Hinds (widow of the late Rev. J. aii]
Hinds) and with the family of Mr. Chung ae | 5
a ee Tees apa Of Pre; A civilization based on materialism | 1 8
j : 5 : ; and selfishness must in the end compass ah oe
Miss Armitt was cordially welcomed jts own destruction. | S
| back from furlough; and a cordial wel- : i) oe
come was extended to Miss Joyce Blott. eae | i) g
B.A., fiancée of Rev. H. T. Cook—who Tue inexhaustible and perennial spring | Hh ee
arrived during the sessions. of missionary devotion is the constrain- | tl
Rev. F. R. Craddock, M.B., who ar- ing love of God in Christ. nnn
rived in the District during the year, The Christian view of God and of His Hi :
was cordially welcomed. Dr. Craddock purpose must transform the whole of life. Hl i | j
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i | HE Students’ Missionary Demon- missionary activities, the Church must
ol i aes stration marks the climax of the manifest greater vision, faith, and sacri-
iN i College Missionary activities for ficial service. Mr. A. Stott, the next
il] i] the year, and it is always anticipated with speaker, is designated for work abroad.
i Hi il considerable interest by the students. He dealt with “The New Africa and some
Wi yt This year it was arranged that the De- of its Problems,’ and showed how the
: | if monstration should be definitely devoted problems presented by Drink, Labour, and |
if to Africa. The meetings were held at Education vitally affected the work of
‘ i | Culcheth Church, Manchester, on Wednes- our missionaries. A Christian education |
} 1 4 day, March 2oth. Coun. T. L. Gerrard, of | was Africa’s most pressing need.
i i} 4 the Primitive Methodist Church, Swinton, The evening meeting was an enjoyable
2 oe | 5 3 . ° . % 2 A
ii ah who is keenly interested in missions, was one, being presided over by Mr. F. Ogden,
| the chairman at the afternoon meeting. of Rochdale, and the principal speaker was
“f +i Mr. G. Vernon, the Students’ Missionary the Rev. J. H. Phillipson. From a big
it | Secretary, spoke on “The Gospel and __ store of personal experiences Mr. Phillip-
of tea Africa.”” He showed that in a rapidly son brought home to us the many diffi-
| developing country the Gospel was a_ culties confronting the missionary in his
HI Hi keenly felt need. To be successful in her work. The need for patience and tact in
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mW | hh Hea Protessors, Students and Staff, 1928-29.
| ! | | | it Back Row —J. W. Chapman, A. H. Puckering, C. Hawkins, B. Barker, H. Biggin, F. Taylor, G. E. Gregory,
| 1 a8 feat . R. T. Williams, R. C. C. Pattison, F. Ritson, A. Olds, W. B. Smith, G. A. Parrott.
i | 1h} ik Third Row—S. C. Challener, D, Robson, J. Law, T.L. Smith, B.C. Solomon, P. Thurman, F, Johnson,
i te bibua A. W. Abbotts, F. Heslop, F. R. Stopard, W.H. Paddon, J. L. Nix, H. W. Carlisle.
] ii Second Row—G. G. Gresswell, E. A. Baker, G. L Stephens, C. E. Job, F. Sidaway, G. Bassett, Mrs. J. T. Brewis,
Dye hea 5 The Matron, S. H. Spode, G. Wallace, A. Stott, T. H. Johnston, W. R. Aylott.
PRR ipaan First Row—G, Vernon, Prof. H. J. Pickett, Prof. A. S, Peake, M.A., D.D., Rev. G. G Hornby, M.A., B.D.,
i t | § Hipae Rev. Prin. W. L. Wardle, M.A., D.D., Rev. Prin. J. T, Brewis, B.A.,B.D., Rev. E. Hirst, M.A., B.Sc.,
| ; hee Rev. A. L, Humphries, M.A., Prof, A. Lee, M.A., Mr. W. Clunne Lees, Prof, of Eloc., H. Edwards,
Ben ba ee W. T. Harvey.
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