Missionary echo of the Methodist Church

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


Subjects / Keywords:
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
英國傳教士 -- 期刊
任務 -- 期刊
卫理公会(英国) -- 宣教 -- 期刊
英国传教士 -- 期刊
任务 -- 期刊
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
51.507222 x -0.1275
35 x 103
21 x 78
18.18 x -77.4
-8.7832 x 34.5085


General Note:
Catalogued from volumes 3 (1896) and 31 (1924)
General Note:
Title from cover and index
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Methodist Church (Great Britain) : URI

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i i rae} NORTH CHINA. First Fruits in Meru. Rev. Rew
i Ga AG adc Chine” Rev Pee e ramnee ie 170... Worthington ni ot Ae ee
Hee a iit Bates, Rev:.W. P. Se: vs e108 Future Ministers of Meru Church ... 28
He Hibs China Famine pe. a a . 47 Human Leopards --. oa Di
Wee aN “Church in their house.” Rev. H. T. Jomvu. Rev. A. G. V. Cozens vs 02
He ee Cook ge Or gk Mera Hospital :
Waitt | Getting Back to Work. Revo hee: At Work in. Dr. H. W. Brassington 162
DAE Cook ne ee ES Se aed: Departure of Nurses Brassington and
ne i} Gratitude to the Doctor. Rev. Dr. _ Tate. oo sidiege ees nue -+ 88
nite Craddock ee Ee pe S166 First Thousand Patients. Dr. H. W.
wt New Plan of Campaign. Rey. D. H. Brassington —-.: va au oe
Heys | Smith Be ae er nee LET Meru New Central School See soe SLD
HERE i Wuting Medical Work. Rev. Dr. Primitive Methodist Missions. Rev. G.
MR: | Craddock ... ea oS So eo On Ayre see oes eee oe 54, 93
Wh i i| Wave om Godsbhow: Reve whe =G.aNe
Pe : ae Bayne bia : Saxe a 201
a } David Hill’s School. Miss Rothwell... 9 |
He i eye Movement. Rev. H. Tomlin- a WEST AFRICA.
NV | Forward Movement in Ningpo. Rev. As in 1880) re oe aie ++ 207
i tt Hi. Tomlinson ... eae ee , 213 Easter School at Tikonko... ae, ... 109 |
Wi | How We Spend Our Time. Rev. H. Leigh, Rev. jE Rev. E. Cocker fe 107.
Waa I Tomlinson ee oe ate igor prince: Of Wales’s Feathers. Rev E.
We ae i In a Chinese Temple. Rev. W. R. Aylott 115 Cocker... ee a oo 83, V7
RE Pleasure of Getting Lost. Rev. I. Scott 204 Progress in Lower Mendeland. Rev. __
Bite Wenchow Pastors: Rev. I. Scott. Z _A. E. Dymond ... a. vee wo» WS
ie Dzang Chang Sae a ce 174 ‘Sunday Evening at Tikonko. Rev.
bi i i Dzing Djiae Loa Se ate tbe C. Lamb re it 2S Sco! |
| HA j Lu Nyue Sae ... ee oe “99 Tikkonko Dialogues a ii le .
HN Toa Vuh Sa ee a ee ieee tdiooe WihO Stole My Clothes? Rev. Bice )
| ue } Ts’ih Dzang Chie ee ae pS 205 Cocker es Et ee se ... 195
} Hy i What Fivepence and a Smile Did... 153 3
may ae What I Saw in a Chinese Temple. WOMEN’S MISSIONARY AUXILIARY.
| NR if ‘Miss E. Simpson Se eae ee 154 Annual Council Meetings oe ... 138
Why if {| W hat One Sees from a Canal Boat. : “At the end of the first year at Meru.” 235
LE EP ft Rev. 1. Scott ... oo sin apis 18° At Work in Hunan ae ne ag
We ais W ho to See wae W enchow Hospital : * Changing the Calendar ... aks ne 109
i Weil i Esther. Miss B. P. Smith ... ... 89 Chinese Pastor and Missionary’s Baby 39
| We i ap pee ieee 3 Conference Meeting es ar als
HAV i} SOUTH-WEST CHINA. Doidge, Message from Miss... BOD)
LE a After Many Days. Miss L. O. Squire 157 Dolls for North China «.. vee nee
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at Common Foll of Tongchuan. Rev. Indian Women in Conference ... se ealg,
| na ; K. W. May ay oe: a ... 22 New Year’s Messages — ... a ers
Wee Conference in Miaoland. Rev. W. H. Ningpo Harvest Festival ... oo =. 09
ANE Hudspeth es ss si _. 81 Post Joys in China... te os a. 99 |
WN Miao Worthies: Rev. W. H. Hudspeth. Salt Pans of Sung Bu... «98
} i i Ma Ch’eng Hsin-.. ee Phe 104 ° Sister Lilian’s Message ... aie Seg
a \ Wang Sheng-Mo Bt ee 56 Sister Muriel’s First Experience of
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| Hi Steep-hill Chapel Opening. Rev. W. tale Safari oo eee see se ... 159
ii HI Hudspeth ... ee Ss a ... 182 |
NH Movie one esa in Far Yunnan. - HOME AND > GENERAL.
HUE Rev. KK: . Goldsworthy... 121, 141, 208 a Rapa ae z
HU is sae aE ae v9 African and Half-crown. Rev. J. E.
| Hil What Love Can Do. Miss L. M. White, 118 Williamson Me at ae 5160
HENGE a ACT AGRIC An Appeal to Laymen _... he w. 222
Ht Hi EAST : AFRICA. Butler, Mr. Thomas ee a viens
i i Concerning the Building of, the New Bible and Chinese Christians ... vee |
i | i] School at Meru, East -\frica. Mr. “Bible in China.” Rev. G. W. Sheppard 185 |
ltt _W. lal Laughton, M.Sc. ... ... 223 Debt Must Be Cleared, the Rev. W. H.
KN ij i i East Africa: Past and Present. Rev. Bourne see ae ee ree ... 196
iy A. J. Hopkins... Bs i _. 146 Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society 126
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Editor’s Notes :.. 11, 380; 49,78, 92; Armitt, Miss, at Tientsin eu ay Hh Hi
i> 118,-125,:488, 151, 1972, 202, 001, B81 Bible Students... ss STB NW) |
ditor toReaders....0 1.) fil eee Chu Forecast and a Challenge. Rev. C. Chu Chia Testament League ... SL DO Hl
| Stedeford ... a as eS «. @l- “Near Ta Tung, ‘China < ae 2 281 i | i
Galpin, Mrs. Ee we bite ... 183 Open-air Theatre ... “3 ae ess O9. a
“Hark the glad sound! the Saviour Passenger Cart... a soe Ses00 i| i
comes!’ Rey. Ernest R. Squire ... 221 Returning From a Study Class ... ecloe | Hit
“How many loaves have ye?” ... .. 217 Scoring a Goal as is as 62 | | |
Kevern Stafford aa i BAe ... LOO Tientsin District Meeting ua 222196 iW Hi
London Meetings. Rev. R. Key ...110 Tientsin Shipping ... ae a Seat) i | Hi |
Mission House, From the. Rev. C. Tongku Group aes ess Aes 170 if |
Stedeford ... 7, 25, 45, G4, 84, 105, Wuting Hospital. Oct. (cover)... 186-7-8 ie ie
126, 144, 167, 184, 205, 226 Wu Yun Chiang .... ee & e162 Hi 1 \}
Missionary Hymn ... we = Selo m BRS |
Missions and the B.B.C..,. 8 eS Te SOUTH-EAST (CHINA. Ne tl
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en - Crisis a = ee a Baby Tower, Bing-yiew 5. se, 2599 i] Baa |
: ze fae ae emcee. eae Buddhist Temple Scenes ... re 154-5
Old-time Missionary Meetings. © Rev. Gonibear Revs GA Ac Mecsres (Boaband a
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Be ere ijacees eee sere 158 Du Ts Congregation ae see se £89 ] i
CNS Bibles 65 er ... 200 Esther the Blyth Hospital Baby. ie ti,
Redruth Conference rhe a oy G4 eN apeee Diebatiaemiili 7 239 OM |
| Soothill, Mrs. ee a UNS ae an Cnet. Eee ee aig a |
Stir in a Preacher’s Soul. Rey. R. E Ni RD Die ete Aces Saat Deal
¢ OV erent eee Ningpo Boys Returning from Schoo] ... 66 if i nh
ese AAR ORn Le Sages ae py Ningpo Students... eee Bsa ACLO if He i
| eS Bae 1 Gaicions ee ee on 96 Nurse Fieldsend and Esther Gn sv 190 i | | |
Pe Oa CL OUON ee Ie Dc Nurse Smith and Esther... bias Bee 89 A A
See ig 16, 117; 156, 180 Nurse Chi and Others... Ee snot i
Through the Gate of Life ibe Sel Be ocak a Missions ee ees Salt Pans of Sung Bu... ad B22 08 Wail
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: een ae Temple Scenes Ba sae es 190-1 A) eae
BOOKS REVIEWED. Wenthow <= 108 iia
“Antonius Manasseh”’... ae ... 184 Wenchow Bible School Group ... ... 199 i il | /
“ Bananaland ”’ a Bu ae Coo lD : a intr é | f Hi il
“Baptist Missionary Society” ... eo d14 SOUTH-WEST CHINA, | a
“Call to Worship ” 3 ae ... 565 Aboriginal Chieftain nes oe .. 14] 1 al
*Clash of World Forces” Ss ... 67. Chuan-Miao Congregation ee ee09 ail
“Council of Kandy” a sot ... 63 Crossing a Mountain Stream in West HT) i |
© OULIerS. Ole @hrist 5. a ec, China. Dec. (cover). We
“Dawn of Indian Freedom” ... sae Oil Fui Shan. April (cover). ) UE MAE
“Dust. of Gold” .... Se Ge ... 218 Guests Arriving. August (cover). |
“First Aid for Africans ” ae ... 171. Kopu Women. May (cover). Wet
“Guinness of Honan”... oes ... 81 Kongshu Congregation... ae ... 209 ie |
“ Happy Folk, The” oe cx ... 214 Miaoland sa a BE: a Oe EAH
“International Review of Missions”? Miaoland Mother cae Seats mn AOS i! Hh Hi
92, 171, 211 Miao Preachers’ Conference... ..._ 81 | |
“Is Thy God Able? ” je ae ... 24 Miao Women and Children. Sept. (cover). Hii |
“Missionary Messages of the » New Mountain, Valley and River ..: ... 208 a |
| Testament ”’ as ers Sees ... 20 Nosu Landowner’s House. June (cover). Wei | |
“More from the Primeval Forest”? ... 129 Stonegateway Leaders. ... re, Rene | Hl {
“Passport to China, A”’ ... Se ... 229. Tongchuan Church a = Soe WH Hh
| “Religion of Jesus” ... Le ... 43 Tongchuan Pastor and Family ... ww 23 | wii
“Seen and Heard in a Punjab Village”. 42 Tongchuan Oldest Member and Her Se
“Story Without an End”’... iS eel Daughter ... ma ne ie ees: Wa Hk j
Ba HUG Orie Oeereeees cts 2 er ... 44 View from Si Tang Ching aig -.. 205 | qi
“Study of Conversion, A”’ os ... 216 Wedding Group. July (cover). eats
“Tramping Through Africa’”’ ... .. 27 Weining Enquirers a a ... 142 | Wile iH
“Treasure Ship Sails East” ... ... 200 Women Spinning Thread fe EGO | HF |
| “Truth of Christianity, The: _... St2()) Bei, i INE Hi
| “Yarns of Men in Africa”’ ms Ree2ilia EAST AFRICA. = We i] |
Burial Place of Mrs. Wakefield and . Wa | |
| ILLUSTRTAIONS. Others... a ae 60 iil! | |
| BE District Meeting Group ... ais ae Ta |
NORTH CHINA. Evening Meal — .. Pee 07 | |
A Chinese Fortune Teller ae ... 226 Family Group. June (cover). | 7 i i |
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NUE ee Future pastors of Meru ... rs .. 28 Dzing Djiae Loa ... ri a ... 136
att Bi Mazeras Mission-house ... ies (e025. Blhin; ee oe es Sc ie se anOM
leita Meru Hospital Staff os ... .161, 168 Emery, Miss Bs se se Secale
Wi if Meru Preachers... ae ae ... 101. Fairhurst, Miss... as oes ee
Wyte One of the First Thousand... Me nO isettlOOKir Isct aes a ais Sh eo
Wie i Ordination of Rev. J. Jara Bhs ... 201 Gandhi ae a et ma vee OLD
Me Dl aR Primitive Methodist Mission Scenes Goldsworthy, Rev. R. H. ras o- Lal
Ha aKa pa OBy. “Creséty MSS ee eee
Wa iD ii A Group of Meru Scholars owe ... 225 Griffiths, Rev. J. B. i ee ... 149
We a Village in Ribe. March (cover). Harman; Ps-:: ee oS ois Pere all}
DWN ELAR es Henderson, Mrs. ... he ae eed)
Ty it | WEST AFRICA. Hicks, Miss G. ee i eh Rae (7
HA ae Na 88 907. Hooker, Dr. A. W. mc ees vee oh)
ee a NS ASC ee ee Aan e eangdon; Mise: Gn eh ee
Het ae Boy Scouts ae ie: ie ... 126 5
hay Beier 7x Lee Cheng Bang ... aS oe seo 18
Naa | Levuma Station... was as .. 175 Leist Rae E 108
Hie Levuma Teacher’s House es ve LG. rece iy Mie J. EL... 222 ae "156
Mae | Mombasa Harbour and Town. Feb. eee E 18S oo tee see ate
Hate } (cover). ee eae ae ons eee se
He | Tikonko Women ... a ce eke Et Masti. E ae aay oe ae 156
‘a peo eh eco Mageh Vie Os ae ae oo ee
Hay a i JOME AND GENER: MaeChvene Hsin 21 ee see oe le
Wa HOME ae GENERAL Mealing, D. Sea) ee arene LO
aay Distressed Chinamen oe ae ... 184 New, Rev. C. ns ve ae ea
He 4) Gate of Life... BoC 8 si -+ 61 Nicholson, Rev. W. T. ... is elit
Hae ae Good Shepherd, The .. +. + 221 Nich Kuang Ting, Dr... «122
Me a te y SN eee ete cee Redfern, Prin., Mrs. and Miss... 14, 45, 158
Hany Manchesters udents... 3s ae Sj Mis ee 1 as ae
HE Manchester Students’ Group ... eee 00: Scanies” Mr. F. a ae ae Sree
HAA i iil Methodist Union Conference of China 167 Soothill , Mrs. ee ee . 86, 229
nat Redruth and Neighbourhood ... 6425 > PIgg Viet Sa te ste 2S ae 4
Wa Toyohiko Kagawa... te Be eae
a PORTRAITS. Toth Dzang Chie ete se ans
We Barnes, Miss Kathleen .., oe, ,.. 288 Wakefield, Rev. T. oe ae Pll
DWE UE Bodey, Miss es as a .. BG Walker, E. ... ie i oe aea6
Whe i Butlers Mra. a ee ... 48 Wang Shengo Mo ... ae Ee Rae asf
pi i Chambers, Miss ... ae oe ... 87 Wellhouse Collectors Se eR piesa
Al Chester, Mr. H. G. oes as ... 111. Windsor, Rev. and Mrs. W. G. ... ... 210
WH il Chow, Mrs. ree ae ae .. 100 Wu Hsin Shuen, Dr. ... Be ... 185
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Bi! What Missions have Done in West Africa.
A ‘Many birds have flown through the forest since the days when Kumasi
i Hil x was rightly described as ‘The City of Blood.’ No one who knew the dread x
Wl | city then, and had not seen it since, would recognise it now. A mile outside,
41 on a site that half a dozen years ago was virgin forest, stands the beautiful
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Hl Wesley College, in which young Africans are being trained. for Christian
i service as ministers, evangelists, or teachers. In the Gold Coast Colony and
Wi Ashanti the powerful influence of the Church in education and Christian living
| i is to be seen everywhere.”
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E of prayer.” —BROTHER LAWRENCE. By Hh i|
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A Personal Letter to our Readers. | Hi |
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Dear Co-Workers in the Mission Cause, i ! : !
For many years it has been the custom for the President of the Conference to give a i i i ! |
| NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE. This year he begs to be excused. He says he is in peril of il Hii H| |
| becoming one of ‘‘those fellows of infinite tongue,’”’ and has already given more messages t Hil Wh |
than he can in reason justify. | | i }
It is left for me, therefore, as Editor, to write this page, and I do so gladly. I have i | |
much to say concerning the cause in which we are all so vitally interested. i Hii
In the first place I thank those who have contributed to this magazine during another i} | )
year. They are all busy people. Most are missionaries with great tasks on hand, and with i Wl |
little opportunity to find the leisure for writing. Their work saps their strength, and I am: ii i |
sure that nothing but a sense of compulsion has led them to write those articles which have i Hit HW
given such unfaltering testimony to the power of the Gospel in China and Africa. ii if | Hs
Then I am grateful to all those who have taken the ECHO month by month, and | i ti Wh |
have commended it to others. We send out. this magazine with one object: to advance the | Hii) ! |
reign of Christ overseas. WNot till this reign is fully established can we slacken our efforts. Wi
We need knowledge, and missionary interest depends upon information. Missionary literature il {i | |
changes those who ‘‘know not”’ into those who ‘‘know.”’ | Wit:
But I am greatly concerned about our missionary income. Our interest in missions 1 Hit
must take practical form if it is to be of real value. Last year we sent out a splendid’ i} iH Bil
band of young men and women. It is true to say that they have ‘‘ hazarded their lives for aa |
the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.’’ Are we prepared to hazard our money as they have Hh |
hazarded their flesh and blood ? | |
If you could read some of the letters I get from missionaries you would feel WH |
prouder than ever of the men and women who are working for Christ overseas, under the | ii
direction of our Missionary Society. Their courage, faith and cheerfulness under conditions i} HE 1
which would take all the life out of many of us at home, stirs within me something akin il Hi |
to reverence. With some of their letters before me, I say to myself: ‘‘ This is the stuff out | iil i | 3
of which immortals are made.” | iI! |
Are there not five thousand people who have only given a trifling sum who could | ill Pi
give a guinea subscription without denying themselves a single thing? One busy young Wi Hi |
woman down West walks about a hundred miles a year to do her missionary collecting, and iii} Hi i
a few months ago there was a story in the ECHO of two sisters in a London suburb who AE | Hi) |
often worked late into the night, after a busy day in the City, to make things to sell for [ Ai |
the mission cause. The extra £5,000 a year we need is really only a question of mi |
missionary enthusiasts making up their minds that it can and shall be got. | Wy | )
Will you start asking yourself immediately on reading this letter how you can double | Hii ‘| |
your missionary contribution? We must not let those fine young people down. And those ae I / | i
great souls overseas, many of whom have been abroad for over a generation, look to us to Fae | |
sfand by them. We cannot let them down either. i HH) | | jj
I send to you all in China, in Africa, and in the dear old Homeland, hearty Wie | |
greetings for the New Year. WP | |
January 1931, We | |
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it iF ‘The First Thousand Dr. H. W. BRASSINGTON.

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i i BOUT twenty years ago, when a me say right away that very few have

i A CHa |e A certain Mission had just been seen anything in the way of white robes.

nal ne opened, a dream appeared to some They are the first thousand people in

at va missionaries who were in toils oft. They, North Meru to pass through the doors

a ai ie and those who joined or followed them, of the Memorial Hospital, Some were

{ Hit wa whe: had visions of a place where the sick ones sick, some thought they were; there is

i a ee of a benighted and oft stricken people not a great difference in many cases.

Nh ai could find solace and healing. Not long Most of them were miserable, and not a

Hie oe after, in the homeland, one who saved a_ few thought they were going to die, until

Hah i} certain sum of money for Christian work they tasted the white man’s witch-

Te and mindful of the love of dear ones, cast craft.’’ One or two have been aston-

Ht i about in his mind how he could best utilise ished at the fact that a conscious man

i this money. He, too, had a dream, and, can be cut without feeling any pain.

hha ‘strange to relate, his vision led him to Some have seated themselves in front of

i nit “make it possible for the dreams of those the hospital to await the effect of the

a toiling on the field to be realised. The medicine. One and all, on leaving the

an a realisation is represented in the Berresford hospital, impart the news to all and |
My eh Memorial Hospital, which has just been sundry whom they may meet, and, if they
Wn at built at Maua, in North Meru, a sub- feel the better for treatment, up goes my

Ht iit district of Kenya Colony, and is, there- stock. aoe : :
aN | fore, ‘‘ somewhere ’’ in Africa, just north Two have admitted having the old

va i Gl of the Equator, and to the east. “devil ”’ driven out by medicine. These

Wa ae i Who are the first one thousand? Let cures are valuable, even if it is a matter
va f of psychology and not pure medicine. A
Hh) 4 person who is thought to be under the
A '. | influence of the devil is not popular, and
wh iy | has a thin time. Some come to be
WN iH i : pricked with a needle, and then they go

WA ‘| oe away and think all will be well. These
MAN if ER are a trial, because they are suffering
| vi i fe’ Ye from ‘‘ yaws,’’ and if they would only
Han a i Bas! 74 come for seven or eight injections this
WA ae a horrible disease would soon be stamped
my H | we 4 -~_ w| out. I may add that 49 per cent. of

1 itt i : RS eee g these thousand are suffering from yaws.

| WEE Se Pia, =; b, oe While nearly all of the thousand have

Hil ij i te ,4 2] Ss ii ees been out-patients, I have five in hospital.
WT ee ae aT ee | ee ii as They are fairly cheerful. Two actually

} Hl ee gn ne AG age | asked to be admitted, which is very

HII oe Ie aereS Anal encouraging, One actually shed a tear or

Ht 1 | Pee f * SPR cps two when I refused him at first on

NA a ce eee account of his dirty state. He soon
HN gen = a Rs cleared off and made himself more pre-

Wit She m3 a Pec Sy ate sentable. The other who asked for ad-

ith i et Oe oe Ber te mission was a boy with yaws. He will

it , Joes See 14 , Se ee a be one of the definite cures.

Ht a ae a eae oe esaS One patient, a native lady, who was

tH Hk te | te ea 3 an eS filthy on arrival on an_ improvised
iy | See Sire eS stretcher, slept out in the bush, and a
HN _ | Seah ay Geen eess| «prowling hyena took a fancy to a piece

Hil il ; cee of fresh meat, and had a good chunk out

i 1 Oe ee ree ees Mar of her leg before she woke up. After

lit | aa This youngster has just rubbed himself with sulphur six days in the bush she arrived, and I
a CE a eae e tee rauingion, © Could smell -her.. Now. «she tis) well am

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. the way to recovery, and as happy as she — should steal them, Can you imagine it? | |
| can be. She is a weepy mortal, who Fancy, being unwilling to put on clean | Hi
whimpers out her troubles to all who and sweet coverings. One old fellow was i |
will listen, though I must add she admits so suspicious that he tried every excuse a |
her stay here has been of benefit. An- to get out, and at last I had to let him oa
other is a boy who had a septic knee of go. He simply could not rest while he i
three months’ «uration, and whom I thought of his dirty old skin, that is | ia il |
hope to get right. He is a cheerful lad, cow’s hide, and not his own, which was ) on |
and would stay here for ever. The other also dirty, being put on one side. Bl |
two are under observation in the hope This last paragraph gives the clue to vei
that I can help them, but I am very the most important part of a doctor’s ii Hl
2 doubtful about it. task in this part of the world. He must al |
Perhaps this does not sound very excit- make every endeavour to instil into the on
ing to you, It is all very encouraging minds of these folk the value of cleanli- W Bn |
to us out here. I did not expect as many Ness, both physical and mental. It is the {i me
4 for the first three months, because we heart of the whole matter. They will ie i
are not too popular at present. The take all the medicine we can give them i I i
| men, certainly, are not too cordial, and if it means an easy and quick cure, but Heil
are in the minority of those who come. they will not make any effort to get rid 1 I |
However, even these will soon begin to Of the source of the mischief. | I| |
change their minds. The First One Thousand have 1 i }
The out-patient work will be the more a
popular for some time to come, because é i i} I aa
| the folk feel that they can pay us a visit A: | Hl
> just when they feel inclined. It is expect- : | Hel |
ing too much when you tell them that a ae
they must come every day for several i} tl i
days. Sometimes one will come for two i | i
or even three days, and then he will stop : i Wabi
away, perhaps altogether; or he may be WH |
passing, on some private business, and | ‘ate ce steel Wa :
will come and see us again. However, ee: ee » a ree it |
the real reason of their failure to keep up [BQ | jaa Rte dues Hae |
treatment is their inherent laziness. They Ae hac eM i eee rected HIE
simply cannot keep it up. Pe ae Lo eee Hil \|
I should not be happy if you, who ethitont es Re Hill | |
read this, get the idea that their laziness eae =: eee al
corresponds to our definition of it. Such Pare ss w . ae ee ae ail
P is far from the truth. They are lazy big a at Geet i ime it i |
| because they have lived for centuries in [aaa s K Spe | tl | |
such a fashion that they are incapable of nae tea \ et Oe Wf)
/ sustaining physical or mental effort. ee ce j ie Kee zs | Al
| Even to-day they live on the verge of [fF Pgs lene 5 cf a em le} |
| starvation. In addition to this, they live ASW ee th ie nae eS re Wii |
. Chae ae eet, 8) 03, Rah tt celta ae eM 4
| in physical and mental uncleanliness. es AB eee Gel aes HM | Ih
h It is possible to obtain a glimpse of Nis Pia rae “eka Bei ania Aa |
} this last truth when they come to be Pe rete en Mae, | | Hi
| admitted into hospital. They are not | (i gupeieAlae “lesan Py ee ae wae
allowed to enter until they have had a | Me ioe RES oe PN se WE
| bath and shed their filthy and meagre |Memadmeen ice if ie ry Pen a We i
: clothing. I wish you could see how |RgyeA Pattie Wad} nett re hagettab Ms Si WH |
j loath they are to part with these filthy PSG OT. WW
rags. There would be a terrible row if |i ibe. 20° 9, WA | Girard eh Sviarioma Tus WHHL | |
they could not see their beloved rags , ~ WW
whenever they think about them; they Another of the first thousand. i
are very suspicious lest the Mission cee vena: [Phofo: (Dr. Brassington. WE i
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a ala come in their rags and their filth, eaten spiritual lack. They are told of the love
NG A) Be] up with sores, underfed, miserable and of the donor for them, and then they are |
Hi nt Weal afraid of they know not what. What of, told how his love has grown for them out |
Wise Metal say, the Tenth Thousand that will have of the love of Christ for him, and that

nal pei passed through our doors? Will there the same love is there for them.

Ha Heel be any improvement? Surely, some little Thus, at the end of the first twenty

ie a i | step forward will have been taken. If years of striving for a hospital, we have

at Li | ‘| such be not the case, it will be worth seen the First One Thousand pass -
He] Hi I | going on in hope towards ‘the next ten through its doors, ignorant, filthy, doubt-

ee thousand. ful of our motives and not having learned

Wen ain eal This gift of Mr. Samuel Berresford is gratitude. How many will have passed

4} ay a spiritual gift, and it is the endeavour through at the end of the next twenty

ae heal of us all who are connected with it to years, and what will they be like? The

Wide ihe | bring that out in our work, Thus, the answer lies with God, and is more than

i) ii Hee people who come to us are not only helped a little dependent on our own efforts and

Han | in their physical distress, but also in their faith.

Wak |

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we | Getting Back An Adventurous Journey

Nit fo Work: from Pei Tai Ho to Wuting.


We a3
i E had intended leaving Pei Tai troop movements would affect our jour- |
Wal i i Ho, our holiday resort, on neying. So we postponed our departure
Si i || August 24th, so that we should from Pei Tai Ho until September Ist,
a ii be back in Wuting before September Ist; and spent a busy week in Tientsin shop-
Vay i but it was not to be. The summer had ping and making ready for the coming

aa if been exceptionally wet, and we heard months of country life.

i if that the roads from the railway across to Dr. Craddock and Miss Armitt were
WWE Ge | Chu Chia and Wuting were flooded and to have travelled down together on Sep-

Hi i i} | practically impassable. This alone made tember 4th, but at the last minute the

Ht | tt it advisable to put off our return: but we doctor was prevented from going, and
| Hi ke heard also that the civil war was affect- Miss Armitt went down alone. Mr. Dale
Tt i ing our area, and we did not know how and I saw her off from the station; the
aa a ee
ui ) “Age eis. td carriages, was

i tH ’ 3 rs a, Z crammed, and we

} Ht iH i es pains 'Y J ae had some = argu-

Ai i j B| ment with a _ sol-

il a Meee, §«dier before Miss
aa 3 i ee POT Armitt could find

Wa e mee | i : a seat. This man

HI | : Pees 5S Nees Ok | las occupyin
Nl Beet geen aCe Ty Oe —e a | aye places ae |
WEE Pa Mts oe Oe tee es a dei

if | eas . rs ee ean ars ] ibe: 1 kd ee} at first said that
i | ee en nc

Hit 3 beck id SS Bin ss ——= ma = = rien a who were
HG Ba Page) waa | Hy ihe Re pa “Sang rN iE 8 { SSaaeee = (When he ee that
HA} é ee Ne Lic }=6was disbe-
Wy | ieved he said, “If

tf i Stuck in the Mud, ‘pail Ron pee ee

i ae The road is in the river leading off to the right. you sit there, how
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\ am I to lie down and go tosleep?”” Miss much worse between Chu Chia and | i
Armitt finally satisfied him by putting all Wuting than any we had_ encoun- WY i
| her luggage under the seat, and thus left countered, and so he abandoned the |
the rack empty, ready for him when he idea and travelled with us. This day’s 1 a |
should feel sleepy. journey was more tiring than that of the i ai |
Dr. Craddock, Mr. Smith, Mr, Dale, previous day. We went much slower, a Hi B
Mrs, Cook and I followed Miss Armitt a as we had to go at the pace of the ij i |
few days later. We managed to get seats Chinese cart, as the driver would not let oa |
} in the train although there was a great us leave him behind. The roads were | Why i
crowd of people; and thus we travelled worse, though as we made long detours ail
with a fair amount of comfort over the we missed the worst parts. Soon after iif il
) six-hour journey to Lienchen. Here we mid-day we arrived in a village, from Bal
( were met by the buggy and a Chinese which the road disappeared into a huge i ea
cart for our luggage, and after a very’ lake. For some time the carters debated Wo | |
short night we arose and were off by the next move, and, at length, on the i i |
§.15 a.m. advice of the villagers, decided to go on ea |
The roads over which we travelled through the water, rather than go back | a |
were much better than we had hoped; and make a circle around the flood. The 1 a
we had to make detours, of course, which Chinese cart went first, and had not gone i i
prolonged the journey; but we did not twenty yards before it stuck fast in the 1)
meet any of the great difficulties of mud; no amount of shouting or whip- :
flooded roads as we had feared. We _ ping could make the mules pull it out. i Hi]
lunched at Ning Ching, and as the roads Then followed a period of much shout- i |
had been so good Dr. Craddock and ing, much debating, and much (un- We
Mr. Dale unpacked their bicycles and heeded) advice. The horse was taken i |
e rode off from there. The rest of us from the buggy and harnessed to the Wai |
stayed in the buggy and arrived at Chu cart, but as he apparently believed in 1 it | |
Chia about 7.45 p.m.; so it was a long non-co-operation, and pulled lustily east | | | |
day’s journey. For the last few li we while the other animals were pulling MH
journeyed in the dark, but the roads were west, he was not a great deal of assist- all
good, our mules were nearing home, and ance. In the end the luggage had to be | HHI .
“knew it, and so we went at a brisker taken off the cart and carried back to eal
pace than we had gone all day. land, and thus lightened, the cart came ii ' |
Mrs. Cook and I had intended to go unstuck and was hauled out of the water. | We
straight to Wuting the next day, as there This incident had taken a full hour, and Hi | |
was a Quarterly Meeting awaiting me so we were ready for lunch when we 1) if |
there; but the Bil
mules were tired EM
after two long Beis Sie ei Wail)
} days’ work, and we — | het Si ae J Be \ |
| were tired from our kn aes Bek Ht Wa
two days’ travel ; so : ae | oot 4 ee )
it was decided to q ene b ek yu i | i}
wait a day. Our ) \ Ra ea te i ih Wi
stores were follow- |ie“@. @™ 0 3 4 #4 1B BOE ve
ing us, and we ex- a, Us che Ue EN i, 3. eres Se A, |
pected them that een, Feds B Ae" Eee | Wily |
‘day ; and we hoped 6 See Lae BBS » Se! See WE | ji
to take them on é ye hee. _ “OS Sera WHE } i
with us. They did he ee. CR ie aaa bf eee are {i i |
not arrive, how- Es gen (a TY hs 1 FSC a ah WIE il
ver, and in the end E. , I AE oy ae oO ee Will |
i we had to go on (iii —! lig? \ fe 3 a eee A i |
without them. Dr. - = 7 Seo ox Wi | | |
Craddock wanted to i Hi | | |
qpcle, but we heard out ganda ates AP SA MAGE SOUS moa : wi |
ce e rescued cart is in the background. (Photo: Mrs. H. T. Cook. |


Wy Ghai h



Hate ah

Hel ait ihe

Hy te Getting Back to Work


Ha an arrived at Chang Wang Chuang. We __ borrowed were out of action. There are
Wigs if got off again as soon as possible, but no stirrups on these country donkeys, and |
Ha night overtook us when we were fulltwo you keep your place mainly by sitting

ait AiG) hours’ journey from home. Fortunately, still. Mr. Dale managed well, but I was

ae ce the moon rose later, and gave us her not so fortunate. Once when he wished

i me a el light; but it was a strange experience, to take a photo we all dismounted; and

i ait vi el crawling slowly over the plain in the in my efforts to remount I got on one

CAN | weird light of the moon, with the un-_ side of my donkey and promptly fell off

en ees spoken knowledge in our hearts that the other side. Coming home, my donkey

He | bandits were active throughout this dis- stumbled and shot me over his head, and,

Hn Rie ey trict. But we sang lustily ‘‘ Hymns evidently feeling he had had enough of

i A | Chinese and Foreign,’? and that kept us this unstable person on his back; when

ah | cheerful; and at a quarter past nine we I attempted to remount him he ran away.

VT SE were really home. I wonder if anyone I had to walk some distance before we

ite Hoe in England can appreciate the feeling came across him, grazing innocently by

1 we have when these long journeys are the road side. The church we visited
ae | over, and we are home? seems a vigorous little cause, and despite

ah I had the Quarterly Meeting to attend the business of harvest time, thirty

Hi | | next day, for the delegates had waited people came to the little service we held.

We ae two days for my arrival. Then we set The district round here is very dis-

Wale Heal to and got the house straight. It had turbed, The North-East of the circuit is

i i fal been left stripped, with everything in the hands of brigands, and all trade

A packed away, in an effort to protect our and work are at a standstill, One of our

ie ae ay ea belongings should the house be looted by members, an old man of seventy-five, was

WWBUE GE bandits or soldiers during our absence. attacked and killed by bandits on the

Hitt Everything was exactly as we left it, streets of Chan Hua city; and we have '
Wane however, and we joyfully set to work just received news that our church at Pao
GH ae and made the house like home again. T’ou has been sacked, and all the
Bi ay Then followed days of preparation for preacher’s belongings stolen. But the

iy Hy the winter’s work—making a plan of outlook is brighter ; the civil war seems

i i | intended visits and station classes, and to be ending, for the Manchurian armies
aa it making preparation for all the lessons have intervened, and the Northern army
at ii and sermons that will have to be given. is retreating on all fronts. Wuting,
Hii it i | The study of Chinese takes up a good since our return, has fallen to the South;
WH | deal of time, but it is an essential; for nothing exciting happened, for the
RE Fah be | without the language we can convey Northerners left the city some days
Ha i nothing to the people we have come to before the Southerners arrived. We hope
Wt serve, that the district, which has for so long
Hy ii A week after our arrival Mr, Smith been on the edge of No Man’s Land, will
yt left Chu Chia for Tongshan, as he now come under some rule that will be :
t Hy | received news from there of the birth of able to put down banditry and restore |
WEE his third daughter ; and so Mr. Dale came peace ; and that under this rule we shall

Ha over to stay with us. He and I went be able to carry on our work unmolested.

nn out one day to a church twenty-five li The great task is calling, and we face
ql distant, It was an exciting journey as the winter’s work full of hope and faith ,
| al we had to go by donkey; we had intended that God will use our efforts for the
| i to cycle, but both the pastor’s machine advancement of His Kingdom in Shan- |
ht] and that which Mr. Dale was to have tung.

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The New Year The New Year opens with mise great things for the cause of Christ |
Outlook. brightening prospects on in China, but the hopes which centred in | eel)
our mission fields, For him have not been fulfilled. Outstanding i ff |
some years storm, cloud and gloom chased Christian leadership is the great need of i] |
each other across the sky; to-day follow China to-day, and we may joyously recog- il i| |
calmer air, rifted clouds and rising light. nise the hand of God in placing avowed i | i |
! This applies to China, where our largest disciples of Christ in positions of supreme i} a |
fields are found. There the civil war, power and responsibility. i i
which wrought untold havoc, has come to He
; an end, and there is a chance for con- The Outlook In Africa our missions: Vee
structive statesmanship to rebuild the | in Africa. ‘share in the brighter out- ane |
waste places. Even amid the distractions look. The brighter out- i i
and distresses occasioned by war and_ look, however, is not due to any change in a |
bandits many able leaders in China have external conditions, but to internal de- AU |
been striving for the betterment of their velopment. Happily, the British Govern- ll Hl} i
country. The day of opportunity, for ment renders valuable assistance to Mis- BWA |
which they have waited long, has now sions both in East and in West Africa. i | ii i
come. To fashion a new China, to In Kenya our mission in Meru is now il iii | |
modernize her system of Government, to provided with an excellent missionary a |
prepare the people to exercise a new citi- staff, and with building plant sufficient for on i |
zenship, to promote universal education, an extensive and progressive work. Our il il
to establish true standards of public recti- missionaries there are eager and hopeful. i) I) | |
5 tude, and to give the nation righteous A warm welcome has been given to the I 1] | Hh
laws and impartial courts of justice are two deaconesses, Sisters Lilian and I i) | |e
only a few of the stupendous problems Muriel. These ladies at first have to de- We
which will tax the utmost wisdom and vote themselves chiefly to language study, il i
power of China’s future leaders. Chris- but already they are introducing some | ih }
tianity has been planted in China in time kindergarten work into the school for 1 a
to influence in some degree the principles children and girls.* Mr, Worthington HMMA |
‘and policy which will emerge; missions writes: ‘‘ Certain classes for the older | i
may find in this critical period the women and girls which have been held | Wit}
greatest opportunity for making a perma- regularly for sewing and for Christian Hl i |
nent impression upon the country con- fellowship will be continued, in which Wa
taining one quarter of the human race. Mrs. Burt and my wife will be associated ih
with the ladies, at least until they know | ii) | |
Chiang Kai-Shek, Universal attention has their way about. And finally we shall Te |
1 a Methodist. been drawn to the fact arrange for them to visit the homes of WHI
’ that the present head of the people in the vicinity and the nearer Wi | |
the Chinese Government has publicly villages to begin with, afterwards widen- HA Ail
avowed the Christian faith, and has ing their operations as may be feasible.’” Wa i)
joined a Methodist Church. While we : Hi i
greatly rejoice in this event, and in the Nurses Depart A hospital is not properly iH } va
fact that there are other avowed Chris- for Meru. equipped until it is staffed Wi | {
tians who are Government ministers in with nurses. The first HH
\ China, we must not base exaggerated two nurses for our new hospital in Meru il } Hl
hopes upon them. They are only men, will sail on February 6th, Nurse N, Brass- I] i i
beset as all men are by common human ington and Nurse C. Tate. Nurse Brass- WY il] i i
frailties, occupying positions of excep- ington is a sister of Dr. Brassington. Wil Hi WW
tional difficulty and temptation. They I believe this is the first time we have had Wi i |
need the sympathy and prayers of a brother and sister serving as mis- Wit | |
| Christian people throughout the world. sionaries in the same institution. The Hill } i i}
General Feng, called the Christian work of the nurses will not be confined WUE HT |
General—he was no doubt at one time to the hospital. Living among a people | | |
very worthy of that title—seemed to pro- lacking the most elementary knowledge : Fl |
7 Ii Hi |
ne j rs

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nit Uh a se é t his
a Mission Hou lad to know tha
ti mt Hi om the r will be gla 1
Wage i} Fr ‘The donor \ nely useful.
ij i H ill be their eift was so tir g eatly appre-
il i WAG & iene. it wi care for g Stott gr veleOme
nin i BF hygiene, > to car pie = Mr. < warm v ae
Hal ite and hyg =m how Is. The Sunday iated the his arriv
nit my | of health < teach ther their souls. ion First deland. ciate eived on hi: hen he
Tae ASE Ole : s for : n1ss deland. e rec ‘yw 2
igi out siness to vell as lical n in Men he ntly
Hl ie: busine x swe : medica and in I bsequently re in
Neh j : 1es as tt of ar ire, < 3 subst - sphe
hee 1 their ee part ei eae the Preciouras and particular reed by
i} Wee iN st es : pr rill ca in Fr 1s h in ae ae
Wile mos = is of a inistry wi ildren. ll ipon as muc ; t Tilo
Whe ie stry child ered up was vice a
WO Be in Africa See minist s and : On ente He ine servic t Bo
We in 1 j prey Cou to infant ing rest up Mendeland. ay evening reached a : |
it i » iB ia that I t benefits ast blessing I Arst Sunday nine he p though not,
Mee nile rreates ’s riche his firs morning ‘ion Se lareea
Wy OY el grea yen’s I rk 3 the 1 regation, ch larg
We } al > > Heaver ir work. nt In 2 congreg much S
Wine a | May 1 thei xO. sndid cons rstand, fi the
Wie el | Nie rses and : a © a splen lers a : In
i yt 4h i +] the nurses can imagine Oe aE yen to und ntinues : his first
ne rh eB} little we can anxiety Teens Dees Ee a i paid us hi ce
We be ie 3 How suo tee ae he SU ale Same a s to
Hine Feb Lit tress : by t han f Ke g ith us rele
Miart ‘ | di dis a by th Chie - wit he we
Weak i The Ban ; the in China by ple -noon vent at the
| Hi nae ie att Th in China. 1 in s peop afterno en W eRanGeel or-
RRA if ror in sec The I 3 a . . the Irma ss st se
Ha Terror pvaseeece | ae ee visits an Horns ae the riche ae
NY aD it . Se Pe Es ‘ [oO 2 oe : : then, ¢ :
nu at | t bandi larms and ApiisSeS Chan rvice there. E ning wl al ser-
na | -constan ily amid ala n give gli of ‘his ome servic ino the eve acramenta fram
ae + J a 5 5 > x r] = c
ai | dwell eae ee pte ve are eae was dui t of the ne sent out ich
Hit i sionaries sing’ scenes. ‘“* Here - SeEtO aed mencemen nion ee Norwi | 0
HS | ee listressing ie says: 7 owing t com amur Gia5S295 ikonlk
ae ery dis stobie s : ilty sing ; comm Roa en Bille
Hee very ESto lifficu eee reasing rice. a Field : our an
We srs Mr. ith ‘much diff ly increasi vice, 1 Fi : in A solen
it letters on with ee pecmuingh dislocation the ene for Bee Godiss5 ie never i
NANG | OiIne and s : ice id 0 ar
WH going : ed an little not ded rvice ee GG, 2
We a Uy g ¢ tinue s no rS can was in the se os. rst Sun
Waa J este cause chers d h in th r song firs
vile the itrv which rx: prea es, an yhure He banditry w try work ; E ted place i lly © ce checke L S€rvice O dard I n ;
ha ps r country w¢ r appoin t specially silen ; That s t a stan main-
Wi | of our et to their rest that at s Chris- foreetit: 1eland se ’s help, to
Wi always ge ito sae meet the pder 2t0rg in Menc ae God’s
ily na Vie od LO: ees er ip ur y ese 1
Hin | I have ae local aoe fellowship ble to oe w
Ave Hat | places lay fo re una : en oH g
ad f inday a rs o>
iit bil ba Gnthe St oe r preache tain. ay ‘i
Na i | +tians e. as s of ou in-one M.
THA | Sei6 j a : Anna Nl
inh | hhis guidance, I had one stationed it His » by Miss fear ) is
WR through. who is Rene: a Door,” by Mission, ls. :
Nn it get th ning: r-Creek c very EAT [| nd Miss ok 0
it Hi i oe this ee Cedar -C Brook, 2 ta co ede Inla little bo “The
baa 5 ee F the “West bout a 3 4 vritten :
HA i SECHON oo Outer W = attacked ae to en wae ieee toe » and
ade Le 2 oe Jas ja - ee I ”
Wa i ae lage wee marge ee a delig In i ate Open ae Door,
iit re villag rer 5 10 “hina. ’ sate ission-
aie i lane Be by a ecaee of Oe houses, eae Door,’ tion within nea me
Wa if reeks ag % rhbour ened d Barre forma been a tells
Hi ti wee igh ‘burne x 1 an é -ansfo has nee
He | 3 neig ‘ bu Wt a g n the : They E ki “The n, W hree y é ho
Tae § el : ES. ae were his nsen, irtv-th Bae
hi i i 2 of the inhabitant ceaneoatt ae Miss Ie for ee of the aa BEOvE |
Hai | Kf ay e For se 4 5 nh tories rou
i I | | i re of the 1. off = tho Seater ful s ters w TM.A.
We ae i five carriec : among 1 00 ary ronder chap ine at W.M. |
HGEan & AE < Cé z as ¢é sehold g 6 : ew The ea
Hn | -others Ise was use G0 OR : aah ading
a ot cher’s hou all his ho had heard he Gospel inspiring re
ui pee ed with < nts. He and ee : Ipful and it
1 ii rove ; er ‘3 S 1 1 e Pp
itt | destroy nplem is station, anc nelph =
HAE EE arm imp | his s is loss tings. sei ee 29 |
| Hi it and Le when eae a boy of mee oie es \
| Ni the at country to i His wife ar nto the f iife doulndia Indian en
Ha il ees his family. brought dow Church HAT kind 2 ally meet ae these are 4
iH il f to see a he has br ing on the lothing W oF occasioné England ; population i
Hl iH | 16 as they are stay only the i This you m studying. ae feminine I growing.
Wh | t | itv. anc Phey have : at all. : tho is s ion. of ber is 5), Girl,
a | city, § 5. Dhey ding th in- y raction ir num eali ‘
| | it | premises. n and no oe ey, GP coule eS Fa but their iya: A aap
ili ! they fled ir of very, ee es P knew of Ind fear : Ena ( Lae of a
ih only one . yho k Te co h story 2
Hu ly on ong who { Wee ret M. fine hus
j s only yen amon man red Nareare sa ae
i | | Gae hs odes ameter J SG by eee a ahd a ec a
NH ily a L inister, the acc House ian girl ¢ resting” le.
He i Happily sible m iod. saw t me Indian ¢g interest people.
Hi s : n ; o : n ng
i}! iH as a pos ry period, and se young oives a d young
Wi ' me as HONALY ] 2CHO, “e was y 1 It 2 ducate
IW robationary p EE nge nd. ere
a ro Tu xchans Je Apa ndia’s
1 of Wenchow a when ae “hie £1, so ” modern It :
Pa ° me . rs to oases.
i i See cane. olla: ~help such cas 8
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[Our readers will be interested in the along, and during this week no less than | |
following extracts from a letter sent by twenty have asked to be allowed to be Bl
Miss Florence Rothwell, daughter of baptised. Mrs. Wang wanted to know a I
Alderman John Rothwell, to the Preachers their reasons, and they have all to write OR
of Salford Circuit.—EDpIToRr. | and ask for their parents’ consent. Then ii Hill \
O-DAY has been a beautiful autumn they will have special preparation classes i Ht | |
T day, and our compound is looking and probably be received about Christmas ii We
its best. Our garden is bright and time. Now, is not this wonderful news? i}
beautiful, with chrysanthemums and Is our work worth while? Are your if Hil |
) many other vividly coloured flowers. As Prayers being answered? It is more Bai |
| I sat on my verandah, for it was Satur-. thrilling than anything I can think of. ee
| day afternoon, I watched the girls walk- Let me tell you another incident which i i
ing about, arm in arm, enjoying the happened recently. At the beginning of ii wil
companionship and freedom natural ina term two girls met every morning at WBN |
girls’ school. They are the ‘‘ flowers’’ 7.15 a.m. in the Guest Room for Bible 1 | mt |
of China. reading. This is called the ‘‘ Morning ee
Some were in long bright blue gowns, Watch.’’ Gradually a few more joined an
others in white or pink, or other gay them, till the Guest Room was full. So ul
colours. Some had long black plaits, they moved to the Hall, and there are il iii |
of which they were proud, while others now about seventy girls. One morning ie
had shorn their locks, Some were small Mrs. Wang went in and spoke to these i I
and dainty, while others were tall and _ girls about the ‘‘ Five Year Movement.”’ I} H |
; hefty. In fact, one of my pupils is nick- i wie
named ‘‘ the baby elephant.’’ But SS ii Hil |) ies
' though so different in form and feature, “ |). ii ee |
all have a desire to study. oe hee See il i Bill
Some girls are from Christian homes, |#asSs me Sak aah | i)
but the majority are non-Christians, and |e ks os pS ae
are just out for all they can get. And es) SOR Fae ae eee WA |
this is our opportunity, for they soon get é bees oe : ead oie |: WEI
accustomed to a Christian atmosphere. RAS Baw Errore Geman, 1 Wiel
We do not force religion on the girls. sO ater Cay Ares i Mi
We offer it. in the form of morning Tem oe SE: Sear nl
prayers, and Sunday services, and Scrip- ey ee eS ah He |
ture lessons during the week. It is good | e & e scale rie, - men Me Ail |
to hear them sing hymns so heartily, and oem com er eget wy el
to see them listening so. intently to Bible oS iy tf Meal
stories. ; e Way
| On Friday evenings there are five class . HAM Ail
| meetings, and these are attended by all oe Se ae P Wh
the girls:—(1) The teachers’ class, led se nS oa Ld ye Hil bi
by the minister, Rev. Sen Wen Chin; a bs ‘ oh | ml
(2) the senior Christian girls, led by Miss ae bo | Wi i Wi
Crabtree ; (3) the junior Christian girls, || 4 — | ly HH ii}
led by Miss Lee, the gym. mistress; (4) |) | ® - 4) a
the non-Christian boarders, léd by Mrs. |e] 1 a e a | We | i
Wang, Principal; (5) the day school |) â„¢ , se ee NN | i] i
scholars, led by two day school teachers. |) 3 : “es Wi iW
Mrs. Wang, a dear little lady of sixty |) 0 i), 2) i = ii i) | ]
odd years, who is our Principal, asked ey a ey e il nh | 4
her girls last Friday which of them would |) 37 = ot se Wie | | I
really like to become Christians. Imme- a a = a) i a i hI |
diately one of the older girls responded {2 ee With! |
to her appeal. Next day two more came Some of the school girls, (Photo: W.M.W.S. i i
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naa Rhy She said she was glad to see the Christian ated last year by the united churches of
Wists i girls leading other Christian girls to study China to deepen the spiritual life of the
nat i their Bibles. The next step should be to. Christian Church, and so to double the
We EE bring a Christian girl in one hand and a membership within five years. And so
ii HI Hy a non-Christian girl in the other. The the good news is spreading.

a a ‘‘ Five Year Movement ’’ was inaugur- FLORENCE ROTHWELL.

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a Hi y. : unday scnoo What My Boys Want to Know.

a at Tikonko. Rev. A. C. LAMB, B.Sc.
it | HE bell for Sunday School has just When our lesson is over I ask the
Whe rung, and I must get up from the boys, “Is there any question you would
We little siesta, so necessary here, to like*to ask me?” For a time there is
it Wik meet the five boys who compose my Sun- 4 halting and stammering reply, and then
Hall day School class. Across in the barrie one of them speaks up. They have been
Wey Mr. Johnson and the school boys are discussing during the week a. question
Wee Fl already meeting, and soon no comes which has sorely puzzled them, and they
Hae the sound of the first hymn. A short es sages ; i
MEE de : ee ae want me to explain matters. What is
Wt et prayer and the Lord’s Prayer follow and ; Os Ae Z Nad Soee re

Ht then a brief passage of Scripture is read. this question t, Well, | will: give \i ies
Hits ae a ; = f the benefit of those who are theologically
Whit fil Then the five boys come across to the ~~. 5 a
WY 3 office, whilst the main body break up into inclined. i ;
at their classes. The boys are Gboya, In Gen. i. 3 and other verses in the

it Gbangba, Kpanga, Bangali and Lapella. same chapter there is used these words,

A i Pe. For some weeks past I have been try- oe se re ee oe
Ha a ing to explore, in company with these Gane: ed oe Ee ae a G 4
Walt i lads,: some of the aspects of the charac- nae : < i ae eS ne 0
atl it ter of Jesus, and when we meet to-day we. oe ae 1D ; os Own unger 2s oan

it i begin to think of His generosity of a i : Le BY, a Jesus Sos He thet

an it thought ; of how He believed in others fl CCR “ a i te Father

ll i Hi and in the goodness that is in them ; of es i ik, pee esc things mean

Ii tH i how He tried to rouse love and devotion 1s God like a man in form?. Has He

it i ir in others, not merely to Himself, but to naodnand a eyes and mouth? What

| i i other men and women ; of how He tried Beare ea: ne ee pas non wie

i ii to kill enmity of thought, mistrust, ee ee eS ee Ag SBEA ree ee
ty i jealousy, and hatred. And alwavs as we Has eee ae Bie 2 aoe ae ee 5
Wi talk, we try to fit in our findings to the Bibi eet ice es Hen es.
i i circumstances of our life here in the bush. ee Seoees y oe anon fare wes e
| A Hi For I think it is plain that mutual trust eres ies i ; ie oe Cae ae re
HI | and love are not conspicuous in the en- PuSteees: ihe anes 3S oe ) Lis i
i i vironment of the Mende. Rather does i go 8 pe in any oF this oe
Hie fear and distrust come to the surface con- © 1™48ery, what does it wish to tell us?
i tinually, actuating all their thoughts on There are the questions, slightly en-
i “medicine” (fetish), and lying behind larged, but implied in all the boys ask
at their conceptions of illness and death. me. What would your answer be, re-
| HI Were fear of one another to be removed membering that you are not addressing
HI HM from the minds of the Mende, there students with some background of know-
HI would be hardly any further need for that ledge of the history of human thought
Aaa dreaded figure, “the country doctor,” about God, but to boys to whom the
Hit and certainly the Mohammedan priests words of the Bible mean exactly what
LN would have to go out of business, for they say, and littlke more? Not easy
Hil ae they would have no more charms to sell. questions to answer, are they?

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_ The Editor’s Notes. We
Departure of Principal and Mrs. particular watchfulness at this time over i i |
H. S. Redfern. the safety of British subjects in areas ij ii
RINCIPAL and Mrs. H. S. Red- Where dangerous conditions are likely to Oa MH
p fern left for Ningpo on Decem- arise, and requesting all Consular Officers i | |
ber 16th. Requirements of our n0t to hesitate to advise in good time the ae i
educational work at Ningpo have neces- withdrawal of missionaries and other ii ai
| sitated the presence of the Principal British subjects from the interior of the 1 oa |
rather earlier than originally contem- Various consular districts or from any " ff |
plated. We wish for Mr. and Mrs. Red- areas therein likely to become dangerous | i
fern a successful period of service in a for foreign residents.”’ \ Hi} |
} sphere where they have formerly done = 2 en i. il Hit |
such excellent work. - An Autumn Evening in i if
Chu Chia Tsai. ei |
tes Trees in the yellow light, i i i |
fgiaes “os Still and sleeping clouds on the long rim OR |
es Of vacant sky; WOT |
—««ési‘(‘éiéaég’ The shut and windless garden, islanded i Hi} |
ee “ and not i Hii |
——i‘(<‘<‘i‘i‘ Unmindful as the great tide of the night ee
| | eee 3 Laps its low walls; yeni
i ag ‘gs The unhindered silence of the imminent iil
ee 4 Gatien sore, tore if Hell
> he aS & The daylight ebbs from the long plain. 1 :
(ie Ce — No sound, save of my footfall on'the dim i | iH |
pi eG Path, startles the cloisters of the trees. i Beall
ae as i Beyond, no upland calls Hae
ce, Pan | Bees Across the dimness. | The plain, like seas He Ane
| ee Charted by ancient seameén and forgot, WM
: : <— Watches the familiar pageant of lighted | HE
— ce star ; 1 i | | |
Mase i | Insutter silence.<.2 2.3 1 Wii
: uo .) Beyond the village wall ii ii) !
; = Dogs bark. A bugle blows uncertainly. wel
5) ~~ In the darkness village after village Hh | |
' ‘ ae sleeps. Wan }
' te, ae No light, | | |
, Principal H. S. Redfern. As in familiar English valley and by li |
s s a hedged lane aE
: Late into the night, marks the myriad We
The Unsettlement in China. ways . : WW
| The following is an extract from a Through the kaoliang and the maize. HI
letter addressed to Mr. Kenneth Mac- the night is full of stars, and the iil pall
| lennan, of the Conference of Missionary Great deeps of darkness betwixt star and A, | }
| Societies, by the Foreign Secretary, Mr. _ St" + +: E | Meal
{ Hendersons== Phe bugle blows uncertainly beyond the Wh | ii
| “Consular Officers will continue, asin , Village wall . WAV atl
the past, to offer such advice to all !hat—and the night—is all. He ii |
British subjects in their respective dis- : oo HE l
tricts as the situation existing at the * * * * Hl il |
| moment seems in their judgment to de- What You Can Send to i i |
mand. Indeed, His Majesty’s Minister Dr. Brassington. ae all A
recently sent instructions to His Dr. Brassington’s article in this issue WOU Ul |
Majesty’s Consular’ Officers enjoining is of absorbing interest. It should be Hi
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I He et “ Banana-Land ”
aie Sue
hi ii very carefully read by all our people. In could send him a supply of Cod Liver
Bia a letter to Mr. J. Ward, our Treasurer, Oil and Parrish’s Food, also drugs. like
i te Dr. Brassington says that one of his Stovarsol, made by Messrs. May and
Mt wae chief difficulties is the question of food. Baker, or any of the arsenic prepara-
at Tie) He cannot afford to keep his patients, tons of Messrs. Burroughs and Well-
i un ae and has to insist upon their friends bring- COMe- These drugs are for yaws, which
Hu Ga eet ing food for them. The trouble is that ‘8 @ terrible scourge in Africa, Gener-
en Het the people are all extremely poor and thie po oe = eo in
Waa Bie Bt = : errs yay u o Dr. assing-
i Hilt Re mee ee ere ace ton, United Methodist Church Mission,
Hee Reel In the matter of medicines Dr. Bras- Berresford Memorial Hospital, Maua,
ih alt sington would be grateful to anyone who P.O. Meru, Kenya Colony, Africa.
ai heal
Wy Se fe Se
wa hee ‘6 ”
may Banana-Land.
ii \ B ANANA-LAND is, of course, don’t be too shocked.” All the same,
WA Jamaica, called by a visitor in the the people’s chief interest is in religion
Wie ae old slave days, ‘the suburbs of and in their churches, and they see no
We ae | hell.” But things have changed. Prin- reason for concealing their religious
WHA cipal Ernest Price says that tourist emotions.
Went agencies now advertise Jamaica as an There are stories in this remarkable
i) Fil earthly paradise. “When the first mis- book that provoke feelings “‘too deep for
a . sionaries went it was a ‘white man’s tears.” Such a story is that of the
Van grave,’ and the average life they lived minister whose people had laboured for
We | was two years. To-day doctors send their sixteen years to build his church, and
i We i patients there as the restorer of health.” who, as it neared completion decided to
i it “ Banana-land ” is the title of a delight- make it beautiful, “though his own house
Wh ae ful missionary book by the Rev. E. Price, was unpainted and his own clothing un-
| i B.A., B.D., Principal of Calabar Col- renewed.” On the night before the open-
Hl lege, Kingston, Jamaica, and published ing there was a hurricane of great
al | by the Carey Press (19 Furnival Street, violence, and when the morning came it
ii a E.C.4) at three shillings and sixpence. was found the church lay flat upon the
| a i It is evident that Mr. Price could not grovnd. . Both minister and people wept
it aoa write a dull page, nor even a paragraph, as they saw the wreckage. Then the
RHI however hard he tried. Commenting on minister crossed the yard and stood under
ti i the fact that the Jamaica banana carriers a tree, and calling the people to him
an love to sing hymns as they work, Mr. said, “Friends, we had better sing @
Wy Price says that in this respect the people hymn. Let us dry our tears and sing
i Vii “comewhat resemble Israel and Judah in ‘O God, our Help in ages past.” ”
Ath | the time of the prophets, and doubtless As Dr. Fullerton says in a Foreword,
hy all of us in the eyes of the angels, who this book tingles with life: pathos,
| i may not be able always to square our acts humour, poetry, history, chase each other
Han and our beliefs in matters we have not over its pages. It is a wonderful story,
I i yet been honest enough to examine. So such a story as only a great-hearted man
i) i if the soloist leaves off singing in order could write. Principal Price has. placed
Hi to swear, or if the jokes that are inter- us in a great debt by giving us this
HH Hi | spersed with the songs are not all up to fascinating book.
iH the Victorian drawing-room standard, B. D.
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What One Sees from he
We a Chinese Canal-Boat.... . 3 2S 800rt ie |
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RECLINE at ease; that is, compara- and on their surrounding walls cactus or OA i
| tively speaking, for I lie on a mat of a bunch of garlic (a savoury beloved of oi
straw, and rest my head on my bed- the Chinese) grows. i ih) |
ding. A straw-thatched roof is over my The distant hills are veiled in mist, but Rn |
head, for these boats have a sail, or mat, the nearer ones reveal their terraces for i i
fitted in a graceful curve from one side rice or potatoes, and where the ground is i | i
- of the boat to the other, and so there is ypcultivable pine-trees grow and white ii Hi |
shelter from sun or rain. By frequently orse-shoe shaped graves stand out ii i |
twisting on the hard floor one can be com- against the hillside. The summit is often Bn |
fortable enough to read on, watch.the, —Groumedawithia temple. Bah |
world glide past. Ww Chines kk fee ceaieon | qa
My “boy” lies asleep at the fonts e pass Chinese locks, which are just I ti
3 ‘ S raised mud banks between two levels of me i |
of the boat, and at the stern the boat- eps 3 hs Bai |
; : : water; up the one side we are slowly hOB |
man stands and sends the boat forward as siete a 1 t Hh |
with strong, steady sweeps of his oars. ee oper OE oea Ge cee i i! | |
Pe chras thie, Gas clone ato ae to which the ropes are tied groan, and OT |
es. BL orunt, and shriek their displeasure, then Mm Mea |
self, not as we do—pull at the oars. The 8 pat q "Pp ieee ; we
5 : ‘ over the top and we slowly slide down RU
man looks healthy, strong and happy ; AB SER Sriioe WOW
and ere the day is out he gave evidence Posed tore Soe i ne
of his competence. For half-way to our Constantly we overtake other boats, a
destination a fierce thunderstorm broke ©! they pass us going in the opposite ei
on us swiftly and with terrific fury, It direction. Some have passengers with | a |
tore away part of the sheltering sail, and Crowds of luggage and furniture ; others i} | | |
| would have capsized the boat if the boat- aT laden with mud for the rice fields or i nik! :
‘man had not run it alongside the bank 4t¢ filled with swishing evil-smelling Ii i!
as swift as the thought, and made it fast human ordure with which the fields are i uli
with ropes. But throughout the day, fertilized. Others, again, are plied high tl)
from morning till evening, I lay in the with rape-seed and various field-products ; il | |
oat and watched the banks and noted Some few are empty, and all pass with a a |
our direction. swish of water at the prow and a steady it i |
For long stretches of the way wheat- a splash, splash ”” of oars at de ester. i | tl |
fields, filled with ripening grain, lay on eS aa sends weal aun Wi aii |
: either side, broken occasionally by fields Ras Oeil aROULOES) aud gS ca Buae i Hill
of beans. Here and there the fields were PY 1t Seems 2 though the water flows HW j
being prepared for rice planting; oxen gleaming silver from the boats them- Wa
pulled rude wooden ploughs through S°Y°: : : WA | |
. water and mud, goaded on by shouts or On the tow-paths either side of the a i |
curses of their drivers, who sank at each Canal all China seems to pass by in the Wea |
step up to the knee in slush, At frequent Persons of representative classes. Here HAN |
| intervals men and children plodded We Pass one of the scholarly class with Aa Ul |
patiently and merrily at the tread-wheels his hands folded within his broad sleeves. Wea |
wherewith they flood the fields with Next a band of armed policemen with a WH Hi
water, and patches of bright green, like ™@0 bound in ropes and stumbling pain- Wi Hl Wi ¢
“the green of deep sea-water over a sandy {ully passes by. The night before forty WA | I
bed, greeted the eye as the fresh spring- armed bandits had forced a way to the WE |
ing rice plants came into view. Now and Prson and released all the prisoners. i | i
| again clumps of trees, bamboos, willows, This man had been recaptured, but they FT I '
‘banyans, or pines, reached the water’s only got one other besides out of twenty- mH l i
“edge and over-hung the canal to make three who were freed. Ha Hi
‘stretches of shade wherein one caught a The children of China constantly ap- I | | |
, breath of cooler air, pear and disappear, well-dressed children a | |
Villages and isolated farmsteads, tem- with books tucked under their arms on Wi El | {
ples and shrines are sometimes passed, their way to school, half-clad children Wie | |
here thatched roofs and there grey tiles, working the water-wheels or weeding in | ! 4 i
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et it | the fields, others leading water-buffaloes meal. How easy to slip once into the
Kat PE WD ih or getting a little merriment by riding cool water and solve the problem once
Ae i them (for even the toddlers find some for all! Many did that to escape, but
i) eet work to do); while here and there one most swallowed the dregs of salt-wash-
i it Wi sees ‘‘ big ’’ sister, aged seven or eight, ings and died painfully. The Chinese
a eae nursing ‘‘ little ’? brother, like some little are not over fond of water yet.
a ae anh old mother—one of the commonest sights Then, too, bands of beggars, profes-
Hae a in China. sional and amateur (the latter vastly in-
HM ca ae bt By chance one glimpses tiny maidens creased by the months of dearth) pass
Wii et at work at the hulling stone. This along‘ by the canal, their few necessaries—
ee stone is fixed in the end of a long pole. mats, a bit of bedding, a can or two and
HTN at The stone fits a large hollowed stone into a basket, strapped on the backs of the
i | which the rice is poured, the pole passes man and the bigger children, while on
na over a cross-beam to which it is attached, the woman’s back is the inevitable baby.
Wi a | so that by stepping on the end of the The boat glides under bridges into a
Wit Hee pole the stone is lifted, and when the foot city, through the water-gate and then
Wa is taken off the stone is released and falls between busy streets where the shops are
i Hi on the rice. It takes about an hour’s thronged with buyers and there is the
Ha | continuous working to hull a trough full heated bargaining without which business
Hh tl of rice. could not be done; there is the clang of
WR a ee Here smoke issuing from windows and hammers from the metal workers, a con-
WG doors of a house signifies, not that the stant hum of noise, a variety of odours,
i WH ie eal house is on fire, but that the midday meal and one sees the streets alive with move-
Hui Hat ek is being prepared, and the housewife is ment, men and women hurrying over
Wi ay oo seen carrying armfuls of firewood, or is their affairs, children playing and lying
vA E washing out the rice in the canal; or a all over the narrow ways, while pigs,
at busy woman is patching clothes while a fowls and. dogs lend themselves to in-
Wane i fat and sleepy baby finds fullness andcon- creasing’ the confusion and hubbub.
wait I hl. tentment at her breast; while down at It is late afternoon when at last the
Ne ts the canal side her daughter or daughter- boat is. skilfully guided alongside some
ay ‘| in-law, washes clothes by the simple ex- steps. I grasp my haversack and stick,
Walk i pedient of whacking them with a thick crawl out and rise, thankful to stretch
wi if stick. my legs and to find the journey over for
I | By the canal side, too, one sees the the day. The boatman pockets his fare
| i if Hy destitute and famine-stricken, plucking and vows to wait for us to-morrow. To-
| I i Ho herbs and grasses on which to make a morrow I travel again.
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Hh in the West Country. UL. Rev. LEWIS H. COURT.
WAHL ETER entering the ministry I had of the Severn, we were entertained in
Mt I A various experiences of missionary a tiny cottage by a little old man who
ni ‘| meetings in South Wales and the used to drive donkeys with panniers, and
| HH) i three western counties; and, generally was somewhat eccentric. The deputa-
Hi i) speaking, the interest was as keen as in tion generally fared sumptuously on his
i Hl my home area. When serving as deputa- rounds; but here was the exception. I
ii} HH tion in the Forest of Dean I had two was told before entering the hamlet that
Hi itt | experiences which live in my memory. At the tea would consist simply of the cup
Hitt the little church of Yorkley Slade the that cheers and buttered toast—that and
HT Vicar of the parish took the chair for me nothing more. ‘‘ The table will look
Hi Hi and the circuit minister and myself were bare,’’ my cicerone told me, ‘‘ but never
Ht Hi invited to take tea at the Vicarage—a mind! Sammy will put a sovereign in
1} Hy very early example of Christian unity; the collection plate. He has done so for
it and at another little hamlet on the banks thirty years and more, and every depu-
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: tation during that period had had toast very reason which the opposition had i |
for tea in Sammy’s homely cottage.’’ made the point of their objection. ‘‘ Not i al
The littlke man was quite hilarious and go to the Miao because they are so desti- | |
| seemed to enjoy the joke of cutting down tute!’’ exclaimed the speaker, with | Hil,
the rations for us; but at night the withering irony. ‘“And did not the Hl | i|
sovereign went into the plate for the Master state as the very climax of His i nuh
missionaries. mission to men that ‘ the poor have the Wl I |
Once I attended as deputation the Gospel preached to them °?” After one We i |
missionary meeting in the little Methodist Of the ace ee beets oe i 1
Church at Prawle, on the rugged Devon- ference ever listened to it threw itself ee
shire coast, near- Bole: Heads A. little unreservedly into the new enterprise, and | i il |
‘ company of weather-beaten fishermen and aS sonnei ee re 2 on ie ae a a
their wives were the audience, and their 870'0US TE COR eC Perey ae ie | |
strong features and quaint figures would apustlc to the Miao people; and the det iF i |
Bee made a great study for an artist. ee ue in, the’ history ofuee He \ |
They followed the proceedings with we Wa
interest until at the close, andre that oe ONS Aen ec ee oF = Pollard i | ||
the en was below that of former Hee oa ie ae tea os He ee Hi | | Wh |
years, the Superintendent minister rose : re et WO |
to plead for a retiring collection to make ee ue ee oe oe one | 1! |
Square-set woman who cleaned the chapel Well-, There was an element of strange- | i]
Had was. cerca fastonann ticle ne ness in the coming together of the three | {| mil |
got to her feet and soundly lectured the yee de Sie as ati 1 | } |
f Benet ton bis audacity sin Supe coUnE an depression possessed us : and through the We
encore to the collection, giving him an eed f th : th d He | | iH |
eloquent recital of the trials of a winter °*" ASE, Cee iOn Pe Scan UC er ee wane Nt aD |
lieve it. (We had reached the eA |
that had proved bad for the fish Ree ire eo ees Al
7 Proved bad for the hshermen wfonday—the great Missionary Day— WT
and their families: and though it ee So : : Ih
Chl aha : oi waS and the mood was still on us. Mr. Pol- li Wt |
ta be. content ‘with ue ioctare Jactend, mcvaeemnenmen SG eben I) |
Everyone was taken b : Cae keenly conscious of the atmosphere. To tt BHI s
y aiceh by SurpHse. at this: ete of the delegates he was then ‘Mt ii
sudden outburst of righteous indignation ; unknown; but when he got to his feet iM ii i : |
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oe eae ee Dy ea he began in his own unconventional way lM i if
castigation which the oid lady cesad ie andi Dae ee aes ee cea WW | |
fete ees ee a J © once. His little, lithe figure and wonder- TE A
: JY ACSSevede ful eyes were all alive with spiritual 1 | i
> Missionary Day at District Synods and power—he played like a wizard on the AME |
the Conferences held in the West Country emotions of that great assembly; and, | Hl | | |
has always been regarded as the great before he sat down, he had simply EA |
| Day of the Feast; and I have known charged the Conference with glowing MH |
some remarkable seasons of spiritual enthusiasm and hope. ‘‘ My brethren,’’ i | i)
power and emotion on such occasions. said he, ‘‘ what’s the matter with us? Wa Hil
Once, in the Central. Church at Exeter, Are we here celebrating the burial of Mi i || ‘
when at the Conference certain leaders Jesus Christ? Why, He is not even MAE il)
were opposing an advance on the West dead yet! No: He’s alive, gloriously | Hh | |
China Mission Field because of the alive, and liveth for evermore! And we 1 | |
extreme poverty of the tribe concerned, are here to celebrate His victory, and to 1 Hii)
the late Rev. John Dymond, a man of enlarge the borders of His Kingdom.”’ aii |
| remarkable personality and evangelical It was a never-to-be-forgotten experience iM i) | | |
, fervour, rose up and rang such a _ for those who were present, and it did ae i
' challenge to the faint-hearted economists much to establish the Union and to con- {| i HI |
that the whole Conference was swayed in solidate the work of. the Missionary 1a Hh
favour of the venture, and that for the Society. i ih |

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Hy a ie WELLHOUSE, in the Lindley Circuit, is Street Church was closed. He is a real
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fi We aah a a real live missionary church. Though worker in the mission cause. CAG:
i i i I Wellhouse is only a village, the church About forty years ago, the eldest
iit d 1 st and school raise £60 per year for foreign daughter (then a child of five years) of
ul i i I missions. This is largely due to a keen Mr, and Mrs. John Green, of Gerard
Hi i | at W.M.A. society and splendid work by Road Church, Rotherham, commenced
Wwe seal the Juvenile Missionary Society. collecting weekly for the Home and
We Gh | ) y cng ae eo ;

He Seen ic The following are some particulars of Foreign Mission Funds. When she be-
iN il i three juvenile collectors : came too old to continue as a_ juvenile
WE Lilli Genin oo En oh yu (sistern collector, her book was taken over by
i i i . =f el aaa : a eee ice SS) her younger brothers, and later by the
ie Feb ee ee eoted: together cep 1 os.-tseieo syoungest sister; -who. Still. continuesaam
at i 2 are: eee _. work as an adult collector.

i Esmé Walker has collected in SiX Four years ago, two grandchildren,
Wa ae ea years £26 Is. 3d. Esmé is the daughter farjorie and Dorothy Green, com-
1 of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Walker, and menced as juvenile coliectors, and be-
AB aa! granddaughter of Mrs. David Walker. tween them have now collected
an ae et G. B. = £24 8s. 8d. Marjorie, aged 11, has a
wt man "| Fred Lewis, age fifteen years, com- medal and one bar, and Dorothy, aged 9,
\ a | menced collecting in 1922, when he has a medal.

i yeh raised 6s. His annual efforts since 1923 Betty Newsome, belonging to the
an Fil to 1929 have reached the sum of same church, began as a juvenile col-
ia a £33 3s. 4d. Fred is connected with St. lector at the same time, and although
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a ‘| Hl lea Arden Street Church, transferring to the £16 -6s. 7d., and holds a medal and two
iW uh ee former in January, 1929, when Arden _ bars. NB:
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¢ 5 5 Tue “Torch Adventure Library ” which i |
B re Geetha S2| the Edinburgh House Press issues at aa |
Pier shee Wid vey 2 he BL twopence, is still selling well. These are a aul |
j i li = wr AE boys’ stories with a missionary interest | fF /
Pi ha he pW =| See) and calculated to promote a feeling of Bt |
e 1 lke A (ee international good will and mutual under- h } |
«es a Oe Pie \ #) standing between people of different races RR |
rir ee Pt ee and colours. They are just the kind of lj Hh) | |
aot SS “eee =yarns to interest boys—and girls too. OB
ee ; Gaerne, 366,000 have now been issued. Bn | |
a ane Np 1 See ererae an
é ¥t AS ame 2 i oe “Tur ALABASTER Box,” by Dr. T. B. a Wt |
rhs | 2 a ‘Adam (Carey Press, Is.) is the story of Bl
: r % : ‘ a brief but beautiful life. A young girl iN Hh !
: i of great gifts, Dr. Janet Ireland Hoare, Bl
Dorothy Green, Betty Newsome, Marjorie Green. daughter of a Harrow minister, went to HOB
India last January as a medical mission- Hh)
-Miss Liz1an Simmonps, of Brane, St. ary. In a few months she passed away. Da
Just Circuit, has been a very zealous col- This brief, moving story cannot but thrill i i vi
lector since 1914. The area she covers young Christian men and women wher- ei i
in her collecting is very sparse, and it is ever it reaches. Dr, Hoare confessed 1
estimated that she has walked a hundred Christ when she was eleven, and was ii | ie
miles each year in her efforts to get baptized at fifteen: a fact to ponder by Pa |
money for missions. Last year she got those who assert that very young people at | |
> £8 2s, 4d., and since she began she has are not susceptible to religious appeal. Oe
collected £75. F-H. SG The story is an evidence of how missions ea |
are appealing more and more to our cul- ial | i |
STS tured and devout young people. Her 1 Hie
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Mr. Frep Smiruies, of Poynton, col- eae ae losses Baptist Mis 1 j |
lected from 1918 to 1929 the sum of y be | Wit
£101 16s. For five years, before going | \ |
to Poynton, he collected for missions in i See eee LE | | | |
a Wesleyan School in Manchester. Mr. fr nea tias et Oe. ar \ ili
Smithies is now at the Government Train- Sete : Bere se Hip
ing College, Ibadan, Nigeria, having : peter te a
been appointed Superintendent of Educa- , a eee rea hn) Hl |
tion. ata ‘3 See ese ai } I
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Hietie | Be ye Se eae ca tometer a nee eta ee eee ea cs
ith BR Soa _~though Mrs. J..E. Henderson responded
nn : with hesitation to the repeated urgings
iI Ft i A New Year Greeting from of her Auxiliary co-workers in the ¢
EN our W.M.A. President. Council, yet it is true to say that since
Wa i} : al os Oe 3 ss
Aan | During the past six months it has been a Soa te oe a ee ee 2
Wh i my privilege to visit seven of the Districts Fs = 7 aor geeae - oe lee a
Hit ail of our Denomination. I have been greatly coe oe SE aera put ee ar
i Hii ' impressed and encouraged by the zeal and itiative have heightened alr eady that ie
en a ee loving devotion of the members of. our spirit of heroic service which has always
nee eG Bl W.M.A. The Secretaries of these Dis- been a mark of the Woman’s Missionary
A iH tricts are splendid; and I should like to movement. The fine success of the
WE WAN ea ask every W.M.A. member. to give them women’s effort at the Halifax Conference
Wh Fil their loyal support the noble work they owed much to Mrs. Henderson’s leader-
NH Aah eal are doing. ship, and the conception of the idea of the
a aia) The past year has been a record one birthday gifts, which so gratified the Mis-
Wet ae | in many ways. Advance has been made sionary Committee and Officers and en- ;
iii | in opening up Women’s Work in East couraged our. workers on the field was
A Pc cee Africa: a most fitting way of celebrating largely due to her suggestion and en-
Wa i our Coming of Age. couragement,
a i At the beginning of this New Year If anyone had suggested to Mrs. Hen-
Ia it may we re-consecrate ourselves to more derson a year or two ago that she would
Nal if devoted service, more earnest prayer, and soon be addressing large and. small
en may our gifts be such as will maintain the gatherings of women with considerable
Vi | i work to which we have pledged ourselves. frequency and fluency, not only in Hali-
| it ae To our Missionaries, W.M.A. Members, fax and district, but in the South of
nN G.M.A. Members, and all Missionary England, in the Midlands and in the
| HH | Hh ihe Workers, may the coming year be one of North, she would have found it difficult
HE a happiness and great joy in the Master’s to believe any such prophecy. And yet
HH | any prophecy. And yet,
il Service. : though her Presidency of the Auxiliary is
a Yours very sincerely, still young, she has already travelled
i) Hi HARRIET HENDERSON, much and spoken at many such gather-
H Wil Se ee ings. And it may fittingly be said of her,
| | i | if we may again quote from the passage
i i i Our W.M.A. President. in Proverbs, ‘‘ She openeth her mouth
i | An Appreciation: with wisdom, and in her tongue is the
Ra if Rev. J. B. BROOKS. law of kindness.”’
Hn st HO can find a virtuous woman ? Our Women’s President, with no elo-
i) ner price is above rubies. cutionary training and little experience o
i | p b bies.” t 'y g and littl Pp f
Ht ey There are many such among public speaking, has, in the present
Hit | the women of our Missionary Auxiliary. writer’s opinion, who knew her mother
ql \\ And they possess many of the other ster- well, inherited something of that
HH] ling and gracious qualities set forth in mother’s thoughtful and far-seeing vision
WIA that wonderful passage at the end of the and common sense, and something, too,
Hit ii S E a
HEU Book of Proverbs. of her devotion and grit. When _ she
int i The movement has been especially stands up to speak, therefore, she has
| Ni q blest in its succession of Presidents, and. always something that she feels is worth
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Women’s Missionary Auxiliary il | i :
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| saying, something that is quite selfless, prayed enough about it.” | Will every Ni |
and for the cause’s sake, if it is only Branch and every member take this to | wi |
words of wise encouragement to the heart and importune God, in private and BSH |
| workers in the branches, or an idea for public, to send us the men and women i Hi |
improvement which has been found useful we so badly need? Me j | |
elsewhere. If Mrs. Henderson is privi- Will every Branch also make it a point | ae
leged to continue to render the service of honour with itself to do some extra i i |
that it is in her heart to give to this great propaganda work this winter? It may oan |
cause she so dearly loves, there lies before only be to sell a few more copies of the i} Hil
cur Women Missionary workers in the Ecuo, to provide missionary tables or ie
immediate future a time of special fruit- pictures for the Sunday Schools, to tell i a |
; fulness, cheer and blessing. some missionary stories in the Bright Ale
When a tribute is being paid to a . Hour services, to produce a Missionary i |
worthy worker—usually of the male sex Play, or circulate some missionary books eel
by the by-—in our connexional magazine —just one of these—but all the titles put aa
it is usual to conclude with a paragraph together would mean a step forward in iM i mi |
beginning, ‘‘ No account of our friend the education of our constituency. Un- iW Hi |
would be complete without some mention less we can interest the indifferent in our tat |
of his beloved helpmate, etc., etc.’’ churches, and it is quite certain that most i NH
Well, certainly, Mrs. Hen- al
derson would gladly join |i@ 9: ssameieseaiei gegen ij Hl
me, I am sure, in my very [RRNA ee | Hh
high opinion of her hhus- |i gs\s3ssge tlie eles seeese cs eels ee eg i Will
band’s encouragement of |) 4 = ae eee) ee eape@ a Wie
: herself, and indeed of all | 4 = TL ease tives tee Na
who seek to serve God’s |fii=ssis seme e ee eet a
cause. ree ue a A e 3 oe ii |
eee poe capes 5 i ot, ee ea ' i) |
A New Year’s Message lia eee : : Wi aH
from Our Council oo ee ii Wa
Secretary. a me Oe ne
Mrs. Brooks has asked oe a 4 Wi |
me if I have a New Year Pee a | 1 }
message for the Branches, ee = ; | i
and I want to broadcast Soe aie : we
| the S.O.S. appeals. The ee VW |
| first concerns the supply of ae rh. is i |
; doctors on our stations. a € 3 4 Se WE
Yunnan, with its hospitals ee ERAN. t hh | i
and its sixteen Europeans, R ae SN SE \\ i
has had no English doctor Lar een tnsis 4 \ as bs WE i
and only one English nurse YS TAN \ is 4% | Li
since the death of the Pt a AN “Wh He UH
much lamented Dr. Had- 4 y Bs \ jee ii iY
| den. Yunnan has_ been ; e re Be Fa : | Hi |
promised two doctors, a ; wr Wea
very necessary provision Be 1 We alll
| in the light of past history. We id
All attempts to find even WH
| one have failed, and a kind | i} | | |
h doctor is also needed for BaP | He |
North China. Commenting 1 i
on these failures in a re- . TB
cent Committee, the Presi- ‘ i We \
dent, Rev. A. E. J. Cos- 1 lH, | |
son, said: “We have not Mrs. J. E. Henderson (President of W.M.A.) | i i Wl
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ul ite of our income comes from quite a‘small women would be even more excited and :
Wt AH) ib fraction of our people, the work we have pleased than they were last year to make
Hil i f fostered so carefully will have to be cur- a new frock for Christmas Day.
Hal Hl tailed. ee shall pave pe ciees Eat But perhaps, with natural optimism,
Wie aah et missionaries to our stall by the end Ot you did have that frock made up after
Ha Gait this mission year, four of them pee. all! Then there will be some small pieces.
vy ii | WOMENS and the sn ee of uae left, and with these you can make little
ra W.M.A, is to dig: deeper aie) deeper stil pags, for bags of all sizes are invaluable
Til F || in the uncultivated soil beyond their __pumberless are the uses of bags !
An i borders. When people know, they give, Aa coat ener “ae
in | and it is up to us to make sure that they And if you find anything else that is
We i} SR enOw. new (we really cannot deal with old |
Hat i A TRuscort Woop. clothes) and seems promising, either put
aa it aside and make something with it when
wh | | A Message from Our Foreign the spring ee is over, or enclose it
Nan hi Corresponding Secretary. ge eer gat
i aay Ee Spring is on the way, and already on The little vests made from stocking-
| 1 Vi the domestic air come the first sugges- tops have been sent so generously that the
ve i i tions of the annual upheaval, ‘‘ What F.C.S.’s store Om a well filled with
Hal i] \ | shall we do with all these Christmas eats for the present no more are
We | cards? It does seem a pity to ARCOW cece
Wil ha eB them away.’’ This is a query that occurs Thanking you all for your generous and |
Ht ra as regularly as Christmas itself, and in continued help. |
Hae some W. M. A. homes comes the bright L. SUNMAN.
i iit r solution: ‘‘ Send them to Mrs. Sunman ; =e
an Ba she’ll put them in one of the boxes she
iil) Pa ea sends to China or to Africa.’’ Please Phe Missionary Message
i i ean eR don’t. Or, at any rate, don’t send them f the N Test t
a a just as they are, because they are of no 0 € New lestament.
Ti i use for sending out as gifts; but if you Two books were recently issued by the
i Wik il will remove the inner leaves of the card, Carey Press, 19 Furnival Street, E.C.4,
He it and substitute leaves of flannel, the re- under the general title of “The Mission-
Ht } ad sult will be a pretty and useful needle- ary Message of the New Testament.”
Hh} i Hee case, which will greatly please the They are the “Epistle to the Romans,”
| i ky. children in our Mission schools, and will by Rev. Henry Cook, M.A., and the
} qt il make an acceptable gift for the Christmas Acts of the Apostles,” by Rev. 1,
| } F parcels. Townley Lord, D.D. They are published
HH Don’t throw away those pieces of silk a half-a-crown, and are remarkably |
i i ' , or velvet or cloth that you will discover CoeeD: |
i i| | tn eaten ite VOuE de f The contents of both books are a great
WH 2 yey OUP remnant (roe. capologetic of Christian missions. “We see
Wi or cupboard. The Chinese girls and be cae Naa Beeue
i HH } ie oe eee oe op oe 5 how the early church was compelled to
HA ] 7 s, and they ee sote :
HH) will easily and eagerly turn that retty St pee SON ary canons, eae the
a | : PC Ge cit Gea a ane explanation of the remarkable energy and
it i piece of cloth or velvet into a fascinating = enthusiasm with which those campaigns
HE pair of shoes. Those embroidery cottons ere conducted =
i and silks and wools that are left-overs What are Fae Ber cara ot feCeretean
i i s from your own needlework will all help; «tories on the modern. church? Both
ih i | towards this HSE Ge: authors discuss this important question
i i ast SURO) io a eowr enthusiastic with insight, sympathy and courage.
Hi | | Patent yOu bought a dress length in These two books are invaluable for all
WHY Cotton Week. But the season was believers in missions, and especially for
Hi * so cold and sunless that you decided not ministers who are anxious to stimulate |
HE at to have it made up. You won't like it and confirm the faith of their congrega-
{i | i eel this year. It would be just the thing to tions in the missionary cause. As is usual
iit | send to East Africa for Mrs. Worthing- with books issued by the Carey Press
My ton’s sewing class, and the girls and their fcrmat is excellent.
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i the obligation to carry the good news about Cue all men.” S| } } |
i] HuGH Martin, M.A. I i | \
A Forecast which becomes a Challenge. I | |
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re cutrent year began with a deficit brought forward of £6,187. Vi i i |
«es ‘This deficit grew during the last two years at the rate of about £2,000: I I | | |
pet annum. In meeting the demands of our expanding work abroad if I ] |
the inctease of expenditure was inevitable. .The corresponding increase i i H |
of income requited did not take place. The work abroad is still expanding i i| | |
; mote and mote. The New Hospital in Meru needs a much larger grant, 1 | / |
and the same is true of other institutions. This year we ate adding nine iH | |
missionaties to our staff, four ministers, two deaconesses, two nutses and | i | |
one doctor. We ate thereby involved in additional annual expenditure | i | | |
of at least £1,500. Therefore, unless there is an increase in income the ee
deficit on the current year will amount to £3,500, and a burdensome I | |
debt of nearly £10,000 will be created. | i i |
a situation is a challenge to the missionary zeal of our United i |
; «aes Methodist Church. It should stir every Church to greater I | |
endeavour. A direct appeal should be addressed to every member who Hi | |
| is not yet a contributor to our Missionary Funds. We should aim this Wilt)
| yeat at an increase of 20 pet cent. Additional missionary effort on the HH i) |
| patt of each Church would achieve this result. Realizing the gravity of il Hl i
the situation, the impossibility of maintaining existing work with present Wi | |
income, we earnestly call upon our ministers and people by careful Wi} iit
thought, by prayer, by love, by sacrifice and labour to sustain, for Christ’s I i i |
sake, the work He has called us to undertake in extending the knowledge Wi i |
of His saving Grace. I j
Feprvuary, 1931, iI H | |
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at Ik Rev. he state
ve aie mo You may well, st
At BH i a Com retin: re was—
Aaa ae ae e fetin here
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Hl nL f Tong Oe Se a
Ni eet ea O data Eastern ry nigh theme
ma e Crow just over. ee ad hung
We Strang ival is jus f re- was the nged—s Overhe giving
ue Ny Ban A Festival. t Festiva _ sigh _ our It eee char ere: d lanterns, a un-
a i Be call i itle The d was inte ch to a at
ea a Ge UR lease hina we ne a tit he crow raily-pa n touc h night
Wai ie Here p Chine ival”: not th of g Easter: Each dded
Wane feel | Rie ( In Stiv anks ups re e. 1 ad
a ae 9 lief p Grace we give onaacealy rae ee BAeee Be ae festival
iy hi We ies 3 ror / sy i mae
at ia 1 Rt “Thanks g range. re of our pe grace dentally aught fire neat of ttily cece
ik i at ' ith a wide loving are Sicuane giving least one see ne pre -s. forme
aa Mh wl the for Hi lves to Bae See genera bran - flowers, below
Wi oa He al ly for lso rselv : are to the 5 f pine er bles d
Hh iit AB Ii |e only but a ou rts a- ho p d pap n ta : An
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Hh Bi Father, e co our pro *S An terns trum. les. r re
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i i Nor Ind ation : ths o wi for if veg ren by ov itude,
nit e m th frame uit, en titu
ie | ‘thanks n procla ined tru tion. a ee ie usly giv his mul sion,
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vit / coe of ue man Atos Shae alone, eee of
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i } “The = ee eee oa were “Oo Lovely P ! The Pe front
Wa 1 Ee emi ha nd th ats t otion ! eet hy Mrs.
a Gur pr ossess hapel, a ithe NG eRe ae in old Mr
We Atl abl we po the c sat 0 there hat a c rever ting in r tiny |
Hi Hee forms sin Ten still WI uiet is shou : f he |
Ba Ht Be i : row le. 3 and | : as of q iS Is o 5 her |
A i serried with Det six, ile jee podes les. Wong full detai Behind tee
Hii 4 Hi "| ee made many ee held ihe row, Coe capes auent ibing with ined:
We ea hat we Cae. -le to ees engag escri mo
We a al | seer Mrs. 4 e e
Ht il sitting. rowd surg ces one young % latest qu the right joke. :
i a nd the c oe ea of fa they all ing her Over on a pears seetisee
ay Ai edge OEE ver that bapee : hurry ; in-law. re enjoying edie et oe
Hl (i i FE © Tosi. aa vat oncein . f many aoe te Gite St apa )
| WN i | red w at of tha ive d that, ter !
ae rondere Big’ rose Id g ‘on hat
i aE added BO 166 feeling a alls wou throng Chatter! 6 ee
Hy ae deci Meeceased ie thee in this ice in ae -
We | | Fie cece the folk ibed thr 2 an fel
Wat ia j re sq of rescr Se ge pee One ee
Ne u iil Tay ees the p a Sea poe : ey j ro
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Wi li ! i . he ae ' et ee & ean a EHS See ees 4 aa
iH | ae Le, all ee ee a Ysa ”. W. May
Te | aeggyte aS — | = . Rev. K. W.
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The Common Folk of Tongchuan 1 | |
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by laughter or even wrangling. Back so that there may be no running to and 1 | |
by the door four women are actually fro. | il
fighting over a chair. What an impos- In' the schoolroom planks from a near- HW |
sible crowd! One might as well preach by shed have been placed on _ the a |
to a storm at sea. ae ground as temporary seats. The school i §
But our faithful ministers, Mr. Yang forms are all in the chapel. Beyond the 1 i |
and Mr. Liang, are undaunted. Night improvised seats there is nothing in the i oo Hil
after night they preach until they are room but a table, a lamp, a gramophone |
| hoarse. Some of our members help and some records. But they are suffi- | i
them. Realizing the urgency of their cient. The merry crowd, squatting on a | Hi
message, they publish it in no uncertain the planks and filling the room from end i HUA
tones. With a wealth of illustration,. to end (not having forgotten the window f |
5 drawn from Chinese thought, belief and ledges), is tense with expectation. What Ht i
practice, they hold even that turbulent an uproar this swarm of youngsters qe
congregation. And all heard some, and ‘would have made in the chapel! |
some heard all. i | |
Young China also Astute. I, i |
An Astute Move. The entertainment begins. Every re- i | th |
Had you peeped at that dense ¢rowd cord provides the topic for a brief talk. i I i i
while the meeting was in progress you. There is a record of the songs of birds, | tH
would have asked, ‘But where are’ which is made the basis of a talk on the We
China’s omnipresent children?” And we providence of God. There is an anti- 1 wi |
would unfold to you our strategy. Each opium song and there are hymns. There 1 ei
aight, as the meeting was about to be- isa “laughing” record, too, and a num- ,
gin, we passed round a whisper that ber of others, some of which felt quite i
, there would be a gramophone entertain- out of place in a religious gathering. The WT |
A, ment in the schoolroom, for children talks took the form of question and ii li
only. Exit the children. Some of the answer, and the children were very game. i i | | Bae
adults would have gone too; but the There was no hesitation about their Hiry Hh |
words “for children” were effective. answers. They rarely gave us their real I} i Mh |
The subtle suggestion that anyone who thoughts but always what they con- Pl
goes to the schoolroom has childish sidered we wanted them to think. The i |
tastes is enough. As soon as the meet- whole crowd of them—little idolators Wit} |
ing starts the big doors between the that they are—shouted with one voice Lei
church and school compounds are closed, that there is only one God; and more- rane |
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ih a Rt over, they added all the arguments they all this in vain?” No, a thousand times,
nee ae could remember hearing Christian preach- no. Several thousands of men and
| AER ers give, to prove it. A stimulating women, who are fogged in ignorance,
We A eae gathering indeed! superstition and sin, have once more felt
Han ae the touch of a Gentle Hand that would
Na UH bbe “Tt’s Great Fun! ’ lead them into light. What, if they have
Hh iW i + Perhaps you will ask, “But what all shrunk back, preferring the use and
i a ee brings such crowds?” And we confess ©AS© of daenees to the hard stuggle for
‘| Hh i i it is neither a desire to give thanks nor the light? The memory of that touch
Ht i ea a yearning for the Gospel. Wes have will remain. In the darkness, once more,
Hn i i i made a point of attracting the “out- there has been a glimpse of a God, who
ih Bia. sider? to our Harvest Festival. It isthe 1s Love.
Wan Wee most easily understood of the Church’s And furthermore, has not another
rn i special days. | Sometimes in past years measure been added to the sum total of
a i) eae we have had a magic lantern, sometimes _ living Christian influence, which is to-
Te it ee a gramophone, always gay lanterns, and day shaking China to her very depths?
HN Bin eu always a crowd. Ask the folk one by as

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a Area ee ‘a the came two words—two words which In Bandits’ Hands a Hundred Days.
il i / Ry sound like “How Shwa,” and which mean In the early part of last year three mis-
a i} | | literally “Good play,” or, more freely, sionaries of the China Inland Mission :
ae a Hea “It’s great fun.” The common folk of Rey, and Mrs. R. W. Porteous and Miss
Wal H || "| Tongchuan have almost adopted our Nina E. Gemmell, were captured by
at a Harvest Festival, making it as one of Communistic bandits in the Kiangsi pro-
it yi i their own religious festivals: a time of ince. Miss Gemmell was released after
Ge ae a ea merrymaking. They come dressed in eleven days of captivity, but Mr. and
ie Deen their best. They mean to enjoy them- Mrs. Porteous were kept in captivity for
| i aa! selves ; and they do. a hundred days. The story of this cap-
Wh Pile Se ‘ : tivity has just been written by Rev. A. B.
Hh i eee But it’s something else too! Lewis, and is published by the C.I.M. at
WO BE ee And then another question: “Were ninepence. Its title, “Is thy God able?”
Hane q I ) y,

Hl ii there any of those who listened to your is a very happy one. It is a story to
ah il A eal vital message, who felt compelled to re- confirm our faith in the power of God to
i eet) pent and believe?” “No, not one.” help His children in the hour of their
Wi 1 a eal Here a pause—and slowly: “Then was deep need.

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Welcome. ported the opening of the Advance. by Rev. A. E. Dymond i |
Church, called the ‘Ward _ to describe the progress ie
U.M. Church,” at Bandajuma, one of our Of ine wore an pe ) | |
| : _ saw it in 1925. He was writing after } |
recently established stations in Mende- making his first tour of the Mende sta- | |
? land, Sierra Leone. The first visit of the tions, in company with his colleague, i 1} i
missionaries, Revs. A. E. Dymond and Rev. A. Stott. They visited Kpeyama, Hi

) A. Stott, to this station was made the Bendu, Bandajuma, Futa and Gbangema. | a |
occasion for a welcome demonstration,. He says: “Our reception on all hands if |
when the following address was presented has been most cordial, both Chiefs and qh i
to the newly-arrived missionaries : BORIS Suge Wee enced wee aa |

Jee : : The advance of the work since I was here ba |

““Our good friends, in 1925 is remarkable. Your own heart 1 We |

“We, the paramount Chief and Tribal would be gratified indeed to see what I L Ii i) | |
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Rulers, of this Sowa Chiefdom, do Have ice aoe Compounds throughout i i un
hereby meet to-day to welcome you both, me x al Reet order, " ell ee with ii ii | i
and we regard this opportunity of your ae ease eo ings. The Schoo aon Weal)
first visit to our Chiefdom as a genuine POCcins: along gd Oe oe Or ill
wedcletter a though in all cases we could do with i ii
| ee a more children. . . Here in Tikonko 1 i | ih
“We are highly proud of tke love and the transformation in the Compound is i } HH}

? respect that you good people are show- very striking. The Mission House is an {| | | ete
ing to us since you started this Mission excellent building and very convenient for ee ae
on the 13th April, 1928. Other Missions its purpose. Mr. Lamb has surely built neh |

| have come and failed, and for many years well not only here, but throughout the | |

we have been left alone, before it pleased whole area.” i
God to put it into the hearts of you good | il Hh
people in England to send our friend, The Retirement On Christmas Eve Mr. ii ‘| I
Rev. A. C. Lamb, to come and open the of Rey. A. ©. Lamb arrived in England Hi | |
Mission here again. Every one of us Lamb, B.Sc. after completing his se- i
here feels very glad to have the Mission cond term of service in wih |
here, to teach us and our children. Al- Sjerra Leone. To him belongs the imper- Wi |
though we are Mohammedans, yet we ishable distinction of having’ made the Nil |
feel that there is one God who is both new start in our Mende Mission. After al i
for white and black. many years he brought nearer to realiza- Pe fil} |

; “We wrote some time ago about hav- tion some of the dreams of our pioneer, Hi | Mi
3 5 d Dead EH}
ing a white man here and also a hospital, Rev. W. Vivian, who was the first of our aie | |
but we have not heard anything from our â„¢USsionaries to explore that region, and i HT | | |
friend as regards what the good people to stake out a claim for the United Meth- iI Hl i {
in England will do for us. And so as we odist Church. Our home friends cannot tl \ 1
see you here in our midst to-day, as the %°° for themselves the work done by Mr. Wi Hl i |
representatives of the Mission at home, oe pe: ty what hy said il vi
we hope to hear good news from you. Ser NLGW lee vce cee ve ss coma ane WI

lene ee ay i g y where honour is due. Mr. Dymond says: il] | Wp
are cy ae Beacy iS help the Mission on “A noticeable feature about the work is iii Hl Hi
Sich ne ee ee ie do. ee our the manifest affection the Chiefs and Hi Hl i] |
Bei prayer that God may guide you people we have visited this week have for i} il HW Wl

eee maa Pekei ruling, and that you may Mr. Lamb. There is real concern at the HRY | |

{ Bae ae to all the other churches thought of his not returning to the field, ae |

eee 7 Sierra Leone and to the and in two cases, at Futa and Banda- Wi ih} i
public in general. juma, we have had distinct requests from i i it
The address bears forty names of Chiefs and people that you good folk at MU | | |
Chiefs and Tribal Rulers. home will send him back again. Of Re
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a ee ‘reat country for her history.
ia ae be t that his re- Bee aie period in
i ray ve have pointed Se to his own a have issued a es,
ti n HI course, ae the field hi : whatever to Who Will Catch We es an apres 5
a : t ir thing 5 n ment a i urely
Te eS tiremen and no 5 has_ beer rw? E rches.
he i, family toEe Committees. st affection the Glo our ae in each oe
Wve WEE ae th very © 5 persons LOW
aR HH do with te the very ga -e will be some | ision and the g
HN ae leasant to no ways for him. ffection there wil atch the vision nthusiaeneee
Hh if ee wn in various ion of this a Mr. who will ae dle sufficient e \ campaign
Ha a ane tive expressi yell address Mr. shich will kin lesired. A c 4 we
at ad A na ren in a farewe Bandajuma_ sw see Hie results g hard work, an
a Eh De ke om Si the follow- ie nora piso aa oe cet mr
ee Lamb 1 1ote from ce sorry 1s re will be many s business
tH ee | 2 sentences : t we sha : win this : of Chris
Wane 78 | ing fact that v ission we sa aa : the fac is missior t the ex d well
Huh i om this tha re
Wl Since you a your ee way earth. all our ee Oe Pee
WTS t = as ing lov < the lovi > 2 I hope a 5 whic oO HO.
| the burning head, by the mis- age with v nuary Ecuo
a a the work go a is about - the messag ed the Ja hich, if
we i} the w 7s spoke to u i you always eo cannot eee this fare- ee to repeat aes oat change oe
Wet } aa te we WwW WO issions.
Wt sion. - hearts as we v ienie full effec ) our missi
Wha 4) den of our Hen ” amb will given aS outlook for d people who.
| i well letter to eee Mr. ee ae pletely aS five thousan Ras could
Wee ee eH) ES al Until next C eputation t vethe “Are ; given a trifling sun hout deny
4 i tH be serving 2 eae Wao by have ou a eae We may
Ve he rches, and many I g appreci give a gt single thing HO are
Hae at chure itv of showing tings. 5 mselves a rs of the Ec -
a il opportunity 0 ervices and meeting ing the that the readers s of our work ;
wt HOE Ea ttending his s oe Cin assume ous supporter mpaign is
WW a - The glimpse _ Be onc already Bice Sbane Sticvense ‘Gnd inkoeese
Wd | Our Increase e notes of only ion the De ee he knowledge a ns that
at aign. Pee of our miss to quicken th housand perso ifling
ait i Camp COM ed Africa, emphasizes a the other five tl convert their tri a
Waa 5 in Af ) - ’ 5 to hope
a Pe ; hina and in ity for the Cam g ill be glad ‘ s. We 3 i
i fields in C urgent necessity reign mission- they Tees inte E saicipate in this
i again the. 2 sing our foreig be ob- contri rs will par
Ht uh ee paign for oe is distressing to eSciice: coun “reader
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a et ah ees il our plans in the prune campaign.
RH { liged io (eee es Our ae, an st
Wa a i reat opportu - e; wi :
HI a} of see our peo a single StCR ; ts.
ite i | already = cannot sueeus sae of being for Studen
Wi | ee athe te enous | sur work Day of Prayer
II | I Hes there is ra call a eae our work 5th, 1931. ill be
| to : K Il
ie elled aintain ae bruary 5th, wi
mi | fh. compe required to m The addition fPepr February 15 dante
MT HE CER | year 1S 1 efficiently. at sum Sunday, , er for 5 s
\ i} i Senin and e ired to reach th We On d the Day of Ae ges through
We vi ar requl : imits. : rved t ties d Colle 3 d
We | 10,000 r al lim - obser eee nen tions an
| TA | of the £10, yithin practical _ ach ofour < ll Universiti congregati ae
| i ii! j RB | Ps well W ith . years if e f r in a rid. All our Bee n that y
A is t in five j r year fo the wor blies o 1d
i hould reach i vance £1 per y re out istian assem tudent wor
HEA sno would adva r churches a other Chris mber the s hristian
Wi | Churches we Many of ou uch an ked to reme Student Christi
WE ve years. Many ual to s are ask The leading:
Ha the five y re not eq dvance < ir prayers. aken a
al mall, and a rs could adva in their p always ta ng the
Wit very small, ny others cot at visions vement has alway yer among t
ih j f nies but many - What a Movem ting’ pray 2 iversities
HE } increase, ae per year. that addi- : romoting in univ :
WG ie ‘ ) at a art in p men in
i several ibilities the iene ns a to one’s Sie ‘men nd Oe orn ee
HH of possih income bring ibled in — young lleges. TI this land is
| | | tional ee see Oe Se oe the Panes a of prayer omieed
ili has mind ! . lanted throug achers ‘foster the spirit g's are promise
HA | 1 stations p rained pre much to reat thing interest In
Ra | u and : I trai ; acl Bae Eras : inte
it Mer region, with we the hospital ar - students, an f this quickened r educa-
i } le reg c e It o ou
PT j } who * We se 3 reachers r as the result rs among’
Ha and teachers. for training’ pr 5 our and as 1 religious matte
a Poe enti a Ween vie f our vita people.
EA | ired in Mendela rtment 0 ted young’
Re ay quired i “in every cepa capture that
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Hi i Hi Gay work in China,
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Tramping Through Ye |
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Africa. He
OW many men can claim to have the Pygmies,” is perhaps the most Wf i |
B traversed the African continent enthralling. They are extraordinary i} ti
twelve times : seven times from East climbers, able to “walk” up the smooth | ih
to West and five times from North to bark of a tree fifty or sixty feet, clasping | |
South? Mr. W. J. Roome has accom- with fingers and toes very like a cat. i i fl | Fe
plished this feat, surely one of the most When up aloft they run along the level Ba
remarkable in the annals of African branches with bow and arrow ready. i: o
| travel. He has covered 110,000 miles in These little people, most of whom could a
his journeyings. Serving the British and walk under Mr. Roome’s arm, “have iW Hi |
Foreign Bible Society and other mission- lived for millenniums in the eternal gloom: 1 Baa |
ary organizations he has been in places of these primeval forests, and have sunk HA
, never before visited by white men, And in character and physique almost as low 1 mi |
nowhere, however savage the people, has. as the wild animals themselves. They 1 Bai |
he carried firearms, nor, as he says, has range through the forest in search of i ! |
he ever felt the need of them. prey, finding their way back for miles by Bi
Mr. Roome’s recently published book, a bent twig’ or upturned leaf. A flick of iit i
| “Tramping through Africa,”’* is a vivid their poisoned arrow and their victim is 1 i i |
record of some of his experiences in that doomed, whether he be animal or man.” 1 il
vast country. He begins by telling of It is good to know that these strange Hi
his ascent of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s mighti- people are slowly learning to take an up- i f |
est mountain. Not many people have ward path through the power of the 1 i |
| attempted this hazardous climb. Sixty Gospel. A
years ago, Charles New, one of our Coming upon an African homestead Sa
pioneer East African missionaries, scaled the traveller has opportunity of observing” ae i
i the snowy regions of Kibo, and was the preparations for the evening meal. bal
r thought by the natives to be a god for The savoury smell of a “hot pot” is in- 1 teat
having escaped unhurt from the evil viting. “It is well, however, to make a tA
spirits abiding in the mountain. The careful investigation of the various ar- 1
| story has often been told how New got ticles floating about in the boiling oil. MT
| Tofiki, his native “boy” who accom- There may be some that one does not ih
panied him, to carry some of the snow often find in a well-regulated menu at Hit,
down to the camp, and Tofiki, looking home, such as bats, beetles, caterpillars, HH
wild and strange, threw down the snow, field rats, parrots, or even monkeys” HT |
frozen as hard as rock, saying, “There’s chops, with lengths of snake. With the | ft
the white stuff; look at it; Kibo is African variety is the charm of the meal. il | |
beaten at last!’ New a |
claims to have been the S Seete. ee ee ol Te AES a i |
first man to ascend Sa eee ge aa ee AMP ilil!
218 ones : Se aes Yana eerae Pata pace On eae gs We EL qi HH
Kilimanjaro, and his [= eee a Hse ae OD, Rae Nn Ge BO : Ba
story, “Life, Wander- |) 5509 0 ee | i }
ings, and Labours in | 9 ree eee qa
worthy of a place in |Bgasg ape en Peiipey i] Fl i
. bed Ips SFI gpa ee nr ra pap N Ear 7 ete MO iat SG RO AS A MTT ge ae a H
the records of Africa’s |S Rages geet!) ada Wt | |
pioneers, aa WN ar 4 Eg Ween es i] | Wi
_ A Bible, placed in an | aerate 225 Se ia Pe. & th, Mi |
iron box, was deposi- ae Sagoo re ; AS ee i] i |
ted by Mr. Roome on |i vO pee 2 Ve ee WL
the highest point of the Le ek eS tj Sea HE i |
mountain. Kg Cf 5 ; fis as é Sa er Sale Pees ra i i | i} |
Of the nineteen chap- |eaaee De oe ea Cone ct cas | i Wt
ters of this book, all of Bibnee Sieg aries peaaee i ii
| absorbing interest, the [fax DR oe ee ee ws ayy Hi !
one entitled ‘Among Te te tei A a aie nee ee bec: a
re aigabeeas ice” MN | |
Black, 15s). Ceara Preparing the Evening Meal. : i i |
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i al bee I have sometimes witnessed the prepara- actually marched for two hundred and
Nn i i ER tion of the pot, when a fat insect has had fifty miles without seeing’ an horizon !
He AEE its limbs plucked off, and, while still Mr. Roome had a serious purpose in his
a qq Fa wriggling, its helpless body has been travels. First of all he went as the am-
Ht ne thrown into the stew.” bassador of Christ, engaged by the Bible
ii man Ree The travels told in this book show that Society to forward its great missionary
ui TAY Mr. Roome is a man of great courage, work. Then he has been able to make
4 ma ead endurance and faith. Cycling has been a _ valuable contributions to our ethnological
\ i i | Be favourite mode of travel—where the road and geographical knowledge of the
IN ie I &t permitted, but there is more pushing a country. K rom these many journeys and
4) qh eal eycle than riding one in_ the heart of investigations he has gained a constantly
an ae ‘Africa. It is little short of a marvel that growing’ assurance that the African can
na ae Mr. Roome has survived to write this be won for Christ and civilization, We
a a PER book. More than once he encamped for thank him for this informing book, one
| 4 iil! Rak the night among cannibals. He often which should be widely read by all who
Ni Being! tramped for days through primeval want to learn what the interior of Africa
ee gloom, the track being so narrow as to is like and what are its prospects of
Hee | form nothing but a leafy tunnel. Once he emancipation. iN DC.
if He { \ \
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Wa Future Ministers of the Meru Church.
Wa at Eh Gee Last October Rev. W.
il wa an - a Siemens A. Grist wrote an article
ii I | ‘| de son a ‘ | on three young Africans
Va a oe —— ea) who were aspiring: to be-
i Pat eal 13 ts aie ir teen, ree eh oa come native ministers.
WE We ct GE |e Ze ee + : Vilar SE He heard these young
Ni il ee Fa Fs h? Pe “Siete oN | = P ' men preach, and _after-
ih i tr eo wy | & ae 4 4 ae Og; > wards had a conversation
Ni i : = ‘| ¥ | Pes oi with each of them, Cor-
iit ut ba [eee P & a Se See nelius is described as “a
Mt PAH RR ys x a Fe : La: Be Ss prepossessing' youth, _ tall
Nn a ca Rial oe f S or Ee Fe and slim, and smart in his
Hit) a Aa. Ce ee ) khaki suit and soft white
RE a ea : eee 2 e - e ‘Ls collar.” Philip is “a well-
WH AE Phe | oy ee ww ! built young. fellow physi-
AE tL ee ( ult young fellow phy
WA LER | Seren ; cally, and conversation
Hh i i Hy Eat t fF) A : 4 i with him made me_ feel
ae | [ lea” pf 1. 7) Pass s that he was a_ strong
Hi ! a ig Pee eet cp Ns man.” Stepharo “is un-
Hi yeh ea Vettel i Ce i ae | like the burly Philip, and
Hh rae RR Vie Tee See ean i ss is small and slight. He
Hat a: We eee een had formerly worked in
Wn ge ce poe i oh Re an Indian Show, or shop.”
Wa Fe an ee r iesh ee a Mr. Grist said that his
HF 2 ae ‘Z fee interviews with these
Hp Lee ek Cee See ne young men warmed his
Mh aay ae aie eeseees| = heart, and that our Meru
THA: he 88 Sie oes Gan Sy ee mission was justified if we
Hi rh tel eae cf ar es had only produced these
SWNT i : Hee Boek Tevet, young fellows who were
| (| Hi eee ad te ae z Sue aspiring’ to a life of high
Hi ek er Sa as tee pan ge Pe purpose.
| | Hi | ' oe — We are indebted to Mr.
| ih H He Reading from left to right: : (Photo: Mr, H. Clay is oy for this interest:
i HAT | i Cornelius. Rev. W. A. Grist, Philip, Stephano, ing photograph.
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Some Wenchow ' ba |
Lu Nyue Sae. aa
Pastors. Rev. IRVING SCOTT. i | i |
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| U NYUE SAE is a big man, big in Since then he has been the support and 1 | i

L body and heart. He has a big defence of Christians and other honest 1 Bagh |

voice, big affections, big courage, men. Innocent people have been hauled i |
and a big faith. He comes from a dis- with bandits before the judge or the mili- WA |
trict of fighting men, a place where in tary commander at Djiae °O Ka. Mr. a |
recent days the villagers have seized Lu has seen all who have been brought ee

| rifles and other weapons and fought to in, and has given his testimony to the i ff Hil
defend their homes from the brigands, good characters of the Christians and a | i
: and where, too, the brigands have found others he has known, and his word has Ba |
their fighters and leaders. been believed. Already nine persons ii ah |

J For thirty-three years Lu has served (five of them Christians) owe their release i ||| | |
the church faithfully, being honoured in to his witness. : : 1 mee |
1927 by public ordination. In this ser- He is not a scholar, and his reading 1 i i t
vice his fighting qualities: devotion to does not extend beyond his New Testa- | Hh
the cause, impetuosity and boldness, ment, but he is a willing and humble Meat

have shown to good advantage. I have learner, even now in his sixties, and he i) H|
heard him burst out in a meeting where believes in the value of scholarship. He yaa
men hostile to the Mission were setting once said to me, “I should like to taste k Hi) |
forth a case, “Why are you deceiving the grape-wine, so that I could explain what i Mel
foreign pastor.” He has shown the same _ the wine Jesus talks about was like,” and eal

"qualities at other critical times. Once 1! have heard him urgently recommending 1 nl
when travelling with a foreigner (the late j | mi
Rev. T. M. Gauge, I believe) he saw a [ee Hii) ii}

’ footpad waiting by the mountain path. ee : Bil iI

- The robber had his weapon hidden behind pn 7 es ey ‘ Vai
his back, so Lu, striding forward, seized pase. os a aes o | mei
him, saying ‘Brother, what have you pen ee ee oe eo | iH
there?”? The footpad made a_ hasty Sage oe 8 gee oe sa

Recently, too, he heard that soldiers |]. ee 96 seam WP)
out on a punitive expedition were to pass [3 ae gee eg i | HH}
through his native village. Hurrying [Re eee 0 ee HH |
across country he got there just before [ii Somme Oo meee eg vA
the soldiers. He urged the villagers to |i eieeieueeemees cours pr | \| 1)
keep calm and wait patiently for the sol- i/o = wie 4 il | !
diers tocome. Then he went out to meet |? me CN | Cane ah |
them, greeted them kindly, explained that | =a.aaam PF 2o 28S 2: Ae

there were no bandits in their village, and |( RR 0s PATE a}

\ that, if they would wait, they would pre- |) =) UM 0000 um ‘| i
pare a meal for them. Had he not dune | eae elise ec | ae | |
done this, some at least of the houses |Mf amg “= Jee | Nh |
would have been destroyed in the custo- [FR eae oes B all Pe §
mary way. a Ot a Eve antec tea a | i Ht |

In the same way with the communists Cae gata Beh oe | i | Wh

and bandits he has risked his life to save Se ae fo ae ie Ht I Hi
the villagers. Whena band of about two eta Hepes Nia a Ae HH
thousand moved down on Djiae ’O Ka, |Aaamue ee ae Wai}

| he met the leaders at the church gate, pee —_— | | ve i |

| explained that it was a place of worship, |i ohm 0 0°00 | 5 AOU

| and that he expected them to respect it | 2 RN eee WE, i
accordingly. He steadied the minds and SGN Seger | Wl! {|

tempers of all the villagers, and having | Lee es al Fil it i
made a flying visit to the city to report, | Ra a se WH | | i
he said he must hurry back “lest the j HE | | i
people in fear do something foolish.” Lu Nyie Sae. (Photo: Rev. Irving Scott. | F HI i

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a i i Ki a book he has not himself read, because For a man of sixty with a diseased leg
Tn eee | he acknowledges the value of study in he makes heroic efforts on the long coun-
NN Ate: the work of preaching. try journeys, and he takes to riding in
i We He preaches sermons simple and direct his chair with a sigh as he sees younger
Wit ey) with deep sincerity and earnestness. Nor men tramping cheerfully on. But he will
| ni he does he lose any opportunity to spread beguile the hours with reminiscences of
ae aan kt the Gospel by conversation on the road, days gone by, or witty comments on
a i and the chance wayfarer who will give present affairs, and is unstinting in_ his
Hit ae him an opening has the Gospel explained praise when a new walking record is
ait ti to him or an urgent invitation to come made, saying, “Ah, man is a bird, and
a ak to church and hear it. the bird a man.”

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0 Tell It Out! the “United Methodist,” Rev. F. B.
Hil a HE result of last year’s Derby Turner reminded those present that the
Wen a il T reached India in twenty seconds first pastor of the church was the Rev.
Au HE el and China in thirty seconds. How ion Pee Hie PIOUEEL = ee
Hii oy ii | long does it take us to tell the triumphs Met gts Peano RON Sai Noth eo
He ell of the Gospel ? Speaking of the connection Mr. Richatds
ii i ill a i. e ‘ e had with mission work, Mr. I urner said,
WE ae oe “You can understand that his turning to
i ay cy “Tis But.” other work means a great loss to the
iN) a The “Missionary Herald” tells the Mission, and that it is at no little sacri-
| HH i} story of a lady ite has. put on Collect- fice the Conference has released him to
Ha j : ing Box the words “’Tis But.” This is serve Unien Church. This was only done
wal j what they mean. She had formerly been in recognition of the importance of Union
| H ig accustomed when she saw anything in a Church pulpit as an outpost of the Gospel
Wa il shop she desired, even if she did not par- 1n China.”

| | Hl ticularly need sa 2 say, odie pet a * * * * *

HME it sovereign,” ‘’Tis but ten shillings, nec s
fl | i | ‘Tis but five shillings.” But during last Tidings from Wutingfu.

i i a) year she put aside her “’Tis Buts” for Rev. Harold T. Cook writes from Wu-
ii | Ho eal missions, and found they amounted to ten tingfu: ‘““We have started the winter’s
WH iF Ak. pounds. work and are very encouraged so far.
at if * * * * * The results, small as they are, are a con-
ti i What President Hoover Says. siderable improvement on last. year.

i i] _ “We can give to the succeeding genera- * ® * *

HA ee a VASE equipment in ee ae Pass it on.

VW machinery, a great store of knowle ge Th pe ee é fc ae aI
itt how to run it, and we can leave for their Gee ey On oo our Ss :

Wi | stimulation centuries of art and literature. Circuits preached a missionary sermon
Hi 1 th ea But the world will march forward only so ‘ecently. It was not Missionary Sun-
HH ER far ds we give to our children strength day, except in the sense that every Sun-
it | fees of body, integrity of character, training day is one. In the congregation was a
Ht of mind, and the inspiration of religion.” young domestic help. After the service
ih ae se % " i she asked her minister what she should
HAN s do with half-a-crown that she had re-
| MF Rey. Ernest Richards. ceived for our missions from a fellow-ser-
ii Hy} Rev. Ernest Richards was given per- vant in the same house, who had been led
i i ; mission last Conference to accept the pas- to give it by reading her friend’s
| Hi | torate of Union Church, Tientsin. He is Muisstonary Ecuo, although a member of
i i} a now fully engaged in the work of this the Church of England. Not much need,
Hi important congregation. At his induc-_ really, to ask the minister what to do
| tt tion, an account of which appeared in with it! ‘And here’s one from me too,”
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A Beloved Physician: Dr. G. Whitfield Guinness i | | |
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| she said. “No, thanks—we don’t need a__ their “Fuddle Stores —an emporium for Hf i
; receipt. Put it down from‘ A Friend.’” the sale of college stationery, tinned sal- i
A hint may not be lost on Ecno mon, and other luxuries—go towards Hi |
readers with fair vision. How many missions. They also impose upon them- il |
people see your copy month by month ? selves food taxes and various kinds of | i
If you pass it on, you might at least get indirect taxation: each man gives a |
a new subscriber to the paper or to the weekly subscription, for example. The i | a |
cause in whose service alone it exists. | profits of the Magazine—if any ; and this | i A |
Pass it on! rests with the Methodist people—go to i } | |
: the same good cause. Then there are ff ih |
* * * * * eee . a
| concerts given by the students, and their | mei |
i) Victoria Park Students. annual Missionary Meetings to be held i Hi
1 : Rap iio . 4, this year on March 26th. We hope our Bat
E In the students’ ‘College Magazine = : 2 eats nhl |
eas 2eP pee _ readers will help the students to realize Mf
recently issued—a most interesting pub- thehone a |
lication, and reflecting great credit ‘on P Ne ti a i ii
the editors and contributors—there is an 1a |
article entitled ‘‘Our Missionary Effort.” Dear of Mr 2. ales a fp HI i HW
| They are hoping to raise £200 this year s this issue is in the Press we hear of the Wo |
anid they Seetae themselves dutheae. death of Mr. T. Butler, J.P. This is a very | i
al Nr ees pace , great loss to the Mission cause. In our next HH HI |
tically to their laudable task. They began jgsue we shall pay our tribute to Mr. Butler’s ya |
with a Jumble Sale! Then the profits of invaluable services to our work overseas. ii | Wt |
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A Beloved Physician : ae
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, Dr. G. Whitfield Guinness. Hl |
R. G.. WHITFIELD GUINNESS that time had Dr. Moulton as head 1! i]
I.) went to China in 1897. He died master, Guinness went to Caius College. Ht hi}
in 1927. Between those two dates He was a keen athlete, cricket, football Hh
| Dr. Guinness did a work of grace for the and rowing’ occupying much of_ his i | i
sufferers of China for which multitudes spare time. He was no milk-and-water Oa |
will always hold his name in reverence. Christian, and at his first Boat Club | ii
He came of fine stock, being the son of supper publicly protested against a story i Wit |
| Dr. H. Grattan Guinness, whose life- which the captain of the club had told, a |
motto, “Live for the glory of God and _ saying that if any more such stories were aie | i
| the good of many,” he exemplified in told he would be obliged to leave the Aw! | |
many remarkable ways. Boat Club. This plucky action on the Vi iH i
‘ : : : 3 part of a “fresher” had its reward in ill 4 Hi}
; Dr. Guinness’s life has just been stopping such incidents. | Hi
| written by his sister, Mrs. Howard Tay- ‘ : ; i 5 Hi | |
lor, under the title “Guinness of Ho- After five years at the London Hospi- Hill | |
nan.” The book is published by the tal, doing medical and evangelistic work ri We |
China Inland Mission at five shillings. It at the same time, Dr. Guinness went to WAH |
is a book to read, to pray over, a book Honan as a medical missionary of the i He Al |
of great spiritual refreshment. Young China Inland Mission. Three years later i] til i
‘Guinness was baptized at the Tabernacle, the terrible Boxer rising, with the mas- vit I WH
Burdett Road, E., at the age of fourteen, sacre of missionaries and native Chris- |} {| |
‘on “confession of personal faith in our tians, took place, and Guinness and his HT
Lord Jesus Christ.” But the writer says: companions had remarkable escapes. The \\ i i i
“Before we were four years old our story told in this book of this awful time Wa
parents had led us each to a personal is thrilling ; the faith and heroism of the Wel a
knowledge of Christ, and the bond to Christians, both native and foreign, is a iy | il Hi} |
- Him was no less real than the bond to wonderful narrative. It is impossible to Hint | i
them.” read it unmoved. We think our difh- i Pill ij
5 ; : : : culties at home are many and hard, but MUR HH) |
From The Leys, Cambridge, which at they are less than nothing compared with aa) |
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ita Buy iI what the Church of China had to endure on the Lord who called and endued such
(ha it during that devastating time. men for her salvation. Returning to
al ibe 5 ; F : 5 England on one occasion one of his hos-
ihe i ee Think of this: A Chinese Christian had pital assistants gave him a piece of calico.
Hi : ; He only just been baptized when the Boxers on which were four beautifully-written
i Aa tee got hold of him, and tying his thumbs characters. It was a message the China-
aa ia behind his back drew him up by cords to man wanted Dr. Guinness to bring to his
HD Gaal a beam in the roof and beat him while he friends at home: “Deny Self; Save
iit | was hanging there. They said he must Men.”
Hn ait deny his faith in Christ. But he remained = ; : : :
A 4th) steadfast. They beat him again and left “Will you plead with them,” said the
Pa him hanging in torture for hours. Chinaman, “to deny themselves the joys
Wal Wy) When Dr. Guinness asked him if it was~ of home and come out to China to save
Hh | worth while suffering like that, the man the lost? Tell them there are many diffi-
Wh |: replied, “Worth while? Why I would culties. They will have to face loneliness,
i | go through it all again for Jesus’ sake!” to study a strange language, to endure a
i i . . ; : ; trying climate. But if they are willing,
Hl Dr. Guinness spent thirty years in for Christ’s sake, to deny self, God will
Wl ii China, dying at his post in 1927, at the use them to save many.” We thank God
i | age of fifty-eight. His was a dedicated for such men as Dr. Guinness. We are ,
Wag at Gy ci life ; he lived very near to God, humility grateful to Mrs. Howard Taylor for the
Wi 4 Hea and selflessness being’ most marked in beautiful story of her noble brother’s life.
Ml Ait ea him. Surely China cannot turn her back A; EoJeG@
Hau Heh :
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WA Service at Tikonko.
Hons ee f 8
il i RIENDS are always good to see to The evening service was held in the
Ne i i - one in the bush, living alone, and chief’s barrie, in the centre of the town.
ht i i| : distinctions of creed and upbring- There, at seven o’clock, we wended our
Hi Ht i ing don’t seem so vital out here as per- way. The sight of five white people at
i | Wo ee haps they would do at home. It was once in the town was unusual, and it may
Wt a Ut therefore with no small pleasure that I have brought a few extra to the service.
tT i i : was able to receive for a week-end Rev. The night was rather chilly to the congre-
Wa ES J. L. C. and Mrs. Horstead and Mr. and gation, for it was the Harmattan season,
LET | Mrs. Young, of the Church Missionary “and the temperature falls considerably,
it i] i Society. Mr. Horstead holds the onerous nearly to 70 degrees. Picture the scene,
i i i position of Principal of the Fourah Bay if you can. A big log fire is burning in
Hl | H | College, Freetown, whilst Mr. and Mrs. the centre of the barrie, and the folk, are
Ht | | Young are workers in the Protectorate, wrapped for the most part in warm wraps
Hie who for three years have toured it, exam- of native cloth. The schoolboys line the
i i ining and advising all kinds of schools of sides of the barrie, whilst, at the back
aa all denominations. and round the sides there are a goodly
i We spent the morning service at Bo, number of young men and women in
ii | but in the evening we were at Tikonko. hammocks and chairs. A group of naked
WE | During a walk after tea, we had come children crouch as close to the fire as they
Hi 1 j | across old Simbu, the priest of the local can. It is a working-class congregation,
Hi He] Kpa Stone, offering sacrifice on behalf of for most of the elders will have been
HW EE ee asick man. Old Simbu is not at allnarrow- working in the fields or at home during
| minded, for he was willing, for a small the day. There is no day of rest for the
He consideration, to secure for us the bene- Mende labouring class. The dim oil
I i| ficent influences of the shades of the de- lamps just reveal the black faces around
AN Hh Ee parted Mende who had worshipped the us, helped by the red glow of the fire.
LHI Kpa Stone. We begin our service with a short
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For the Boys and Girls i |
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| prayer during which all stand. Then, a nounced, and we make our way home- i ‘| |
) Mende hymn is sung: and a passage from ward through the crowd of folk, greeting Hh | iM
a Gospel, one of the parables of Our and being greeted with real sincerity. i § i } :
Lord, is translated. Ag’ain we sing, and Back at the mission house we. have Ahi
| Mr. Johnson leads us in prayer. Then dinner and then sit on the verandah, well i i i
it is my pleasure to introduce our visi- into the night, realizing, I think, how Hm
tors, and especially Mr. Horstead, who is closely we are akin to one another and | a
to speak to us. I know the folk are glad how fragile the barriers between us. And i HH 1
to see him, and listen appreciatively as he ere another Sunday is over we have the i ff Hl
expounds his lesson in simple words. And benediction of “family prayers,” led by i Wh l
| when he has finished he-receives what all Mr. Horstead. And I, for one, retire i 1 b |
receive here, when they speak the Word feeling immeasurably helped by the fel- H |
> so that the folk understand, a warm lowship which had hallowed the day, and i @ ||
chorus of “Thank you’s.” The closing night, and which has given strength for i A
hymn is sung and the benediction pro- the days that have followed. i i
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For the Boys iy | il |
ae y. The Prince of Wales’s Feathers. re
and Girls. A PRIZE OFFER. I | |
Dear Youne Foik, yonder-r-r.”” And somehow, as he spoke, | {| Hy | |
WISH one of you would give me a it seemed to dawn on me that he was a | | i |
| history lesson on the subject of Prince Scotsman. A Yorkshireman might have i ii | iH
of Wales’s Feathers. I promise a re- said, “There’s a lot o’ wat-t-er in th Wane |
2 ward to the one who sends me the best beck,” but Scotsmen have a way of their ] i fi il
“fetter. I have consulted “The Parents’ OWN, and when their tongue finds an |)
Book,” which is supposed to contain “r,” the tremolo stop comes out by auto- (| Hie! | a
answers to all the bafiling questions chil- matic action. : we |
dren ask, but of course, as usual, the _We became good friends, and through Hai
answer I want is not there, or, as I might him I became acquainted with a Welsh- 1M
“say, not apparent. And that book cost man, @ man aftex my own heart, who 1 i i! Hh
“mea hundred and twenty weeks’ savings ! exchanged gramophone records with me, i {| Wit
I have also delved into another book and when he was leaving let me have for ee | |
called “ Enquire within upon Everything,” keeps his fine records of Beethoven’s IK Hi H
j i i a Bt |
as though it were saying: “If you want Fifth Symphony. We were a happy trio | Ht |
‘to know anything, Come to me.” Well, going our walks together—the tall Scot, i Hi |
I have been and inquired, not about the medium-height Yorkshireman, and the | } (|
| ‘everything but. “about one thing,” and shorter Welshman, 4 {| Hi HW |
} am now thinking of re-naming the book, One evening (or late afternoon) in that Ht | i] |
| “Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.” How hour of refreshing before the sun dives | i | |
absurd! How can a book tell you about into the sea, about six o’clock we were We ui |
everything if it can’t tell you about the climbing the Mount Auriol road in single aI i Wh
one thing you want to know? file, the Scotsman in front striding, the Pa |
One late afternoon in Sierra Leone, Welshman nipping along behind him, and Pe i Hl
when the shadows were lengthening be- the Yorkshireman ambling somewhat Hl Hi i
| fore the setting sun, and the air was heavily in the rear. Suddenly we spotted Wl i] ih 4
sweet and cool after a day of pelting rain, a snake coming down the concrete gutter i] HI |
“I set out for a walk to enjoy the cooler by the side of the road; and first by its i | HT
air of the hills ; and on my way I met a_ speed, then by closer view, we saw that | | i! Hi |
white man coming down. it was the deadly green mamba, perhaps eM
He stopped to speak to me, not to tell not so deadly as its namesake in East i : | Hi |
| me the latest news from home, but some- Africa, which is more prone to attack folk | i} 1 |
thing he wished me to notice as I crossed than the West African variety. We i | 1] | i i
the little bridge higher up. Pointing stood in line to watch it go by, but sud- aE HH
with his stick he said: ‘“Ther-r-r-r-e’s a denly, as it got opposite to us, it left the ' HE |) i} |
Jot o? wat-ter-r-r in the bur-r-r-r-n up gutter and made straight for us. Then ay i i I
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va He we got busy with our gymnastic display, a “snake complex” ; for, afterwards, as
aa which the snake had come far to see. we went in the same order along a nar-
hit iF The Scotsman described a graceful curve row bush track, I discovered by experi-
An cake through the air like a poplar in a northern ment that whenever I rustled the bush
Va fat Be gale and came down two yards away to -with my stick he seemed inclined to re-
Wil ne the left. The Yorkshireman, in like peat his part in the gymnastic display,
Hd Aa RRR manner sprang and curved to the right, and was evidently much relieved when we
i ih Wie} while the Welshman, as a man who knew got down into the city streets again.
Ht a the quickest way to heaven, went straight _That, I think, was about my most ex-
wn | | up: as fine a display of Prince of Wales’s citing’ experience with a snake, but if you
Hi aa Feathers as anybody ever saw !* want some real thrills, get Mr. Lamb,
We 4 il The snake had never seen anything if he comes your way, to tell you of some
nM “| like it, and was so charmed that it im- of his adventures at Tikonko. You see
ey mediately set off to tell the snake com- now what comes to my mind when any-
vn i munity all about it, and went off down one mentions Prince of Wales’s Feathers.
Wil ) the gutter at an incredible speed. We But I want to know all about their
Hi aa watched it go, and breathed again. origin. Let me have that history lesson,
| HH Ai It was a deadly snake, and —— well, and send it to 6 Milton Place, Halifax,
| A} bl I rather fancy the Welshman developed Yorks. Yours sincerely, 3
Hh) ii -[*We regret we have no photograph of this scene.—ED,} E, CockER,
Wo ta ty

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|| LH is in Their House. Rev. HAROLD T. COOK,
Ha eH
a i He | ANY people in England think of league, my wife, a Chinese pastor, our
Wii Ai Ree M the Church in China as a replica servant, the driver and myself; so when
a Pat ee of the Church at home. They we all got within the narrow compass of
HT is i may think of it as a weak and dependent a Chinese cart there seemed a decided -
Hh if replica, but to them it is essentially the superfluity of legs. We solved the prob-
j Al i same church with the same organization. lem most of the way by taking it in turns.
Wa tt But such is not the case, even though in to walk, but on the homeward trail we
Way many cases the missionaries have worked all felt so weary that we were content to
il Hout ee with the object of modelling the church — sit in such positions as the limited space
qi) Ha on the field on the church in the home allowed and be bumped along until our
i i Hou ae land. ps feet went dead or suffered from “pins.
Vn What we see growing up around us is and needles.” Our destination was not
Vi a church more nearly corresponding to .-very distant, the first place of call being:
i Hi] | the church in the time of St. Paul. It a small market village thirty-five li west
i ii] has been truly said many times by mis- of this city. This twelve-mile journey
Hi | i sionaries that one can see in China to- took us about three hours and a-half, and
HN | day things that are mentioned in the Old led us over winding roads that seemed
1H H | a Testament ; for example, the ox and the to be without plan or direction, among:
HI } ass yoked together, or cities built with villages each of which seemed the exact
| H | ny double gates, so that we can understand replica of the last, and all the way took
HH} } where it was that David sat to await us over dust, into dust and through dust.
Han | news of Absolom, ‘between the gates.” Soon after noon we reached the village
Hi It can be as truly said that when Christ of Yu Wang Chuang, the Village of the
i ij has come toa these people, we see things Yu and Wang families. We have two.
Hi i = | that are mentioned in the New Testa- Christian families in this village, the Liu
i Wf ment. I have been struck forcibly by and Yu families. Mrs. Liu was once a
Hn i | this by a recent visit to some village Pible woman employed by the mission,
| Hl churches in the Wutingfu area, which but the frequent illnesses of her husband
Hh) ad a are actually churches in the houses of caused her to be so often away from her
i i f our members. work that we had in the end regretfully
| } Our party consisted of six; my col- to dispense with her services, especially
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The Church That is in Their House” 1 ' Al |
as we suspected that the illnesses of her good number of women from neighbour- i ihe i}
) husband might better have been spelt ing homes. Then arrived another Chris- | Hl
i lazinesses. Mrs. Liu has retained her tian, Mr. Yu, who has been a member HO
faith despite her dismissal, and she and for many years. We asked his age, and Wi
| her husband are the leaders of the tiny delighted him with our astonishment at | |
| Christian community in this village. being told he was seventy-six. It is con- | il |
When we arrived, Mrs. Liu only was sidered a fine thing to be old in China, i # ill
at home, for it was harvest-time, and and when one considers the conditions a |
most of the men and women were out in under which people live, it seems to be i i ‘| |
| the fields hard at work. She came to truly no mean feat. | | |
| meet us, as worried about the state of We asked the members how they had i aieel |
| her hair and the untidiness of her work- progressed during the past year, and - it a |
> stained clothing as any English house- they told us with great pride that they ie ig
wife caught in the midst of her work by found a new “inquirer,” a brother (more \ | iM
unexpected visitors. She invited us into probably a cousin, though the term used ) Be | |
her house, up a narrow lane between is the same) of the old man, though he ie Hi
mud walls, through a small courtyard, is well under thirty. He was sent for, a i He
into the living room: a small room about and came, a rather dull-looking young | | i Hit
twelve feet square, which also serves as man, who seemed to take no interest in i} Hit) i
the chapel of the village. the conversation, save when we asked i Hi Hl |
About a third of the floor space was him if he wished to know more of Chris- 1 a |
taken by a brick bed, on which were tian teaching. We told them of a coming i | | i
piled high the heads of the “tall corn” ‘station class,” to be held at Wuting, | I| nt |
that grows abundantly in these parts. and were glad to know that already Mr. i i Hi
There was a low table against the wall, Liu, who attended a similar class last Went
with one chair standing by it, and Mrs. year, had promised to take the new 1 a |
% Liu hurriedly sent out a small boy, who ‘‘hoping member,” as the Chinese call ' \ | Hi ee
had come to look at the foreigners, to him, to the class this year. | wil i |
fetch another chair and a form. We After talking for some time, we held il Pa
talked for a minute or two, the usual a service, just a hymn and prayer, and ti fi |
polite salutations and inquiries and then two short addresses, messages calculated HI} ‘|
asked where Mr. Liu was. He was in to encourage them in their efforts. Then ti || |
the vegetable garden, we were told, surrounded by a wondering: crowd we ate a il i
watering the vegetables. a meal, and, that ended, it was time to Ae il
- These little vegetable gardens are a_ be off, for we had still two churches to | i} II
feature of this part of the county; they visit, and it was already three o’clock. 1 oa
adjoin a well that has a good supply of There were many farewells and requests an HH
water, and so are kept supplied with that we should come again soon, but to Te 1)
plenty of moisture which allows a greener these latter we could give no definite Dane i
growth than is otherwise possible. They promise in reply, for it may be six HW | |
} catch the eye from a long: distance, little months, and perhaps even a year, before ] i! Hi |
oases of bright green among the duller we shall find time to visit Yu Wang 1} Hl |
hues of the plain. Mr. Liu, so his wife Chuang again. a Hi | |
informed us, has spent every night since That is the church that is in the house HH | |
the Spring Festival in the little straw- of Liu Chen Shan; probably similar to i il }
mat shed on his garden, guarding his the churches that were in the houses of eu |
plants from possible thieves. He was’ some of Paul’s converts; probably simi- | || Wit ¢
sent for and soon arrived, a short- lar to the little Disseriting churches of | Hi
bearded man, with sunburnt skin, cer- the seventeenth century, or to some of Wa i |
tainly looking as fit as any man there. the little churches of early Methodist his- We ni |
By this time other people had tory. And as from those churches there qn
gathered ; a young man, stripped to the arose a great power, spreading’ the Good i Ht i
| waist, and wearing a straw hat with a News of Jesus far and wide, so we believe 1 HH i t if
wide brim, who had been working in a that out of these churches on the plain HL HH
’ field by the roadside as we entered the of Shantung shall come a power, the ‘I mF i
village, and who had followed us in; power of God Himself, bringing salva- Wt i
“several children, of varying ages, and a_ tion to the people round about. i ; il i |
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Wa ch Ge Bodey, of High Road Church, Lee. From ee =

Wi eae bee I rly age of six years she has be eo ee
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i | a the year 1917, and her first venture re- ‘ ae ae :

iy oe ea sulted in £2. From then until now she | oa Sa 3

i ae has continued without a break, the | | Gi aa (ag
Mi ce | Ra amounts varying from £2 to £11. In [ee ae Se
Wea j = fe Seeger ae Cie 2 f. .

Wy ei fourteen years she has collected no less | oe a

Wi j | than £83 4s. 6d., truly, a magnificent [33 | ae

WH i total—and the end is not yet.- If all our |9 93) 33 20

Ni ty een churches had a few such collectors the oa | he

Wa ae eu financial problem of. our missionary work | —— aa A g
in aT would be solved. It is natural that Miss |" sss cs eo

a aa ee Bodey should be an enthusiast, for she eo ce a :

Hil aan aaah comes from a home where both parents || § \ 4 :

We iH | i are full of missionary zeal. Mrs. Bodey |= | \ | se

wi PH EGR is President of the London District |9 3% Z fio
Hy a aR W.M.A. and of our Lee branch, and Mr. ‘ha \ :
i } Hu | Bodey is interested in all kinds of mis- |7= ce :

| ay i| ih sions. Miss Bodey has had the honour |B Sie
A a of broadcasting as a contralto soloist. |i
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| i i tae churches as a gifted singer, and has a a 3
il iat } atek Miss Vera Langdon.

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Hl q 4) ee great future in store. At present she is
Wu et in training at the Royal College of Music.
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HH ij HORE i ; Vera Langdon belongs to Clayhanger
iH} Hee : a Church, in the Tiverton and Bampton
il WO ey dhe PS Circuit. It was from this church that
Hi Hy cent { - ee Mrs. H. Parsons went out to Yunnan.
WL ant ' ee & eS Vera has been. a missionary collector
| i ! | | ip PEAT i oo since she was five years old, and she has
i ti Hi : b>. averaged £5 a year. She possesses a
it | { Gee | medal and two bars. Heeb):
WE eee Bm Ne. :

it a | iif La A Raymond Flook, of Zion Church,
iy A Foe. Ne Kingswood, began collecting in 1924. In
HT ae Pe seven years he has raised the sum of
nnn Hh San Pag NS \ £43 3s. 1d. In his first year he collected
By i a Pee ert eee as a 2 K ees

Hi ea eee aN £3 15s. 1Ild. He has increased the sum
HA EPR oe | each year, reaching’ in 1930 £9 11s. Id.
Hii ore fier ie... o Raymond is now thirteen years of age.
Hh ae ae oes His father is one of the stewards of Zion
| Wh vu : Church. D. B. P.
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Ni He pea : 2 Birley Carr Church, Sheffield, has |
Hil | fa Pant rs see always been keenly missionary. Here are
i WORN ee \ i k : two of its most successful collectors.
it iy ti : : a Miss Lily Chambers has collected in four
hh aa Miss Grace Bodey. : years the sum of £20 17s. 10d.

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ih ral olls and the Joy They Give. = "lt isvhard
| A ri Mrs. F. B. TURNER. b ' rd to state what might have
He ae tl be H een the fate of the doll ! :
Wa eh ek IS extract from o po lady, tak oll had not a foreign
HE ii Bi morni m our Tientsin y taken a hand. The lad
Nh if i of fee paper will interest readers ie the hotel, heard the corns a
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NG) cn small children, all unbeli Bas pe tee
WA ee GT ee ee ee recalled the days when she too crooned
Wy en y engaged in sifting ashes in ©"? little pink FOCUS
Hy | eet the rear of a : g ashes in : pink-faced doll, mothered i
LW RE i ; prominent hotel yest and tucked it to Z red it
Hi) a ae searching for bits of coal eae solved the ce At any rate, she
ity i] set woman was silent, the children de i Headed by the f oe te
| HE iy the cold, chatterin my CeePiC fa oreign lady the children
HE AE oA : g and laughing. gged clothes and all, filed i :
NH te a co ee ied 2 ooe: 7 Bled at aie Dy
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VHT ai he ash heap. Four juvenile 4 pink-faced forei ee
Ht f eee Bee excitedly. Eight young Smiling.” ee ae
Wn Eh Gen arms reached for the object fend it fell é
HH 4 | Sis ie atic Reatied ay E nd it fell When I read the
Wa | Hi cne e small ; < he above I tho
i | ae most ragged child of the lot. est and delighted our people at home ge how
neal ' | The object they could read 1 vould be if
I wien doll ee a Cee pink-faced who have ieuen ea 4 ee
WE FE RRR Panda bi of one leg and one _ sent the : ressed dolls and
i a , a bit smudged about tl them tous here. The . :
Hi | ae a nevertheless a doll. he face, but ao joy that these gifts brine (ane uate
i i The ragged feminine tot excitedl hinese, and to the big ones too
Hi Een hugged the doll in h - y Reading’ of the inci
i i i H | children fought for - arms. Three other to many Sdn ree. took me’ back
| Soe rit. : ,
Het Rd tee | instinct, the fighti But the mother quite mean scrat is ee ee
He He ee Sake Oia ee never-say-die in- finding dolls ae ing among’ cinders. and
it 1 | was now aroused in oe her young, faces of the Chin eager, anxious. little |
if i Fh eG | one. She fi ain betel of the tiny Christmas ee children when, with |
Wy te ae ought like a little savage. fens ih eee round, they know that
Hy | 38 n England have sent a box con-
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{ taining Christmas presents. I think they the class-rooms to the hall,when out rolled it
4 all hope for a doll. a turnip, and that gave me an idea. I it
I was once very much surprised when then asked the children if any of them ii |
| distributing the contents of a box which had brought anything, and with a shout il
we had brought from England containing they all rushed from the hall to their Hi
such gifts from friends at home: for desks where they had hidden their gifts ! i i i | ae
many of the big girls preferred a doll to Soon we were almost buried under pack- Wh |
a scarf. I remember, some thirty years ages, and little hands were thrusting things 1 of ‘|
ago, going to see the patients in Dr. at us from every quarter. One little boy | i ul
| Marshall’s Hospital at Chu Chia Tsai, I brought a marrow almost as large as him- i Wh |
| had been giving’ away a lot of dolls sent self. Another one brought one sticky | Bie i
by our Sheffield friends : one very oldman sweet! There was the strangest mix- Wh \\
? said to me, ‘““T’ai T’ai, won’t you give ture I have ever seen ata harvest thanks- lh) Mh |
| me one of those little people?” : and a . giving service, including all kinds of ' Hi
very old lady came up to me and said, vegetables and fruit, sweets, biscuits and Ht i
“Tai T’ai, I have learnt my Catechism, even pencils and note-books ! 1 ol i
may Z not have a doll?” This was be- I had said that we would appoint stu- / | Hi |
cause I had given dolls to girls who had dents from each class to take flowers and a i |
learnt the Catechism. fruit to any of their classmates who were ii i Hy !
When Mr. Heslop arrived from home sick, but when I went around after the Bit il |
he handed to us a box of things for service in most classes there was no one i || i)
women and girls : we shall open and ex- ill, and the teachers assured me that the Wi) | |
tract a few gifts for the girls of the Tient- two or three who were ill came from rich 1h ii
sin City School, and send the rest on to - families with gardens of their own, and ] i} i |
Chu Chia Tsai for distribution by Miss were able to buy what fruit they needed, 4 {i Hi i
5 Armitt. so they would not want us to send any- ne nt
| The donors may be sure that what they thing to them! I saw that they looked iil i | i
send will rejoice many hearts. at things from a different point of view Wil Hl i |
from ours, so I didn’t press the matter. ih | Hi |
Harvest Thanksgiving at Our They were unanimous in wanting to | i i
Ningpo Girls’ School. send everything to a Christian orphan- 1 i | |
Miss DORIS COOMBS, B.A. age near here, so the president and vice- re || | Hi
eS president of the student body went along iit
As we had had a series of talks at after school and explained what had hap- B | | i
morning prayers on various aspects of pened, and they were overjoyed at such beat
Nature—the seasons, sun, moon, trees, gy unexpected gift. Bi i
flowers, rain, snow, etc.—I thought it | | 1
would be helpful if the girls could show ne ss aii it
their ratte to God in a practical form. Lhe Chinese Pastor Christens ih |
I told them about our harvest thanksgiv- the Missionary’s Baby. _ i | Hi
5 ing services at home, and they were quite A Unique Ceremony. i | i
enthusiastic to do the same. It was surely a happy inspiration that hl Hl i
On the day appointed Miss Beer and I led Rev. Fred Cottrell to ask the Rev. i i ith
| went over to school very early, taking John Lee, Shuang Mei’s eldest brother, rat it |
| with us our own offering and a good the minister of the Chao Tong Church, it | |
supply of table cloths, plates and vases. to christen their little baby son. iH] rl Wt
The children seemed very interested in “No foreign kiddie had ever been chris- | Hi hi
| our preparations and clustered around tened by a Chinese here before,” writes WW | Ht
whilst we arranged what we had brought, Mr. Cottrell, “and not only was John ij HL |
but imagine our dismay when not asingle Lee pleased to be asked, but he performed ill Hi ti
child produced anything like an orange the ceremony with a dignity all his own.” i FT ii {|
or a flower! Miss Beer comforted me He started the service with a few in- a} i
with the assurance that there was still a troductory words, and among them were | ie | |
quarter of an hour before the service was these: “This is a most important day in aq I Hy
' due to begin, but I know that the stu- the development of our Chinese Church. a i
dents are always in school long before When the missionaries first came, the ad- i ni |
that, ministering of baptism was naturally in Wit i i 1
We were carrying a table from one of their hands, and all, Chinese or foreign, WE qi
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Al 1 hunt who wished to be baptized were baptized ‘In the middle of the prayer Michael
vn WER by a foreigner. Then when we had pro- turned to John Lee, who was holding him
cil Vay gressed enough for some of us to become and gave a broad grin, much to the de-
Wn a an ministers, we were privileged to baptize, light of all who were near enough to see,
ti CLA: but naturally our own people only came and who were more intent on watching
uh eee to us for baptism. Now, to-day, the the white kiddie than in closing their
in aaa foreign missionary comes to the Chinese eyes. How do I know? Well, Michael
iy RA: and presents his babe for baptism. We always chuckles every time he sees his
ii . ” .
ni | thank the Heavenly Father that we are Daddie (“No wonder!” did someone
i mT Eth found worthy of such an act, and pray say?) and I was on the qui vive lest he
ie queue that this may be but one more proof that might cry and disgrace himself.”’
Wet MELE. in Christ there is neither Chinese or It was a most impressive ° service.
Hi 1 Pak foscig ws Wat wie fee oe brethren without Everything led up to the .baptism as a
HHI i social Be eee oe Ou agias _ climax. The hymns, the lesson and the
H H RE This, too, he emphasized in his eae sermon, “Suffer little children to come
H PER : sucess nn : ‘ ‘ 4
WA ah TT REA when, in a ty Be ene ee ae unto Me,” all were very appropriate, and
\ a eh bee thanked God that “to ae eee ae . although Mr. Lee had never seen the
| ut at ane pone s oF DEINE fhe» DEER or ous ceremony before, he did it in his own way
ve il teacher’s son. We look upon him as a with a perfect ease and a dignity that
{| OG ReRy Chinese, and pray that as he grows up \ oi, really moving.
HN aN BED amongst us he may be a further link be- wae ‘
ai Ay Rane tween the Chinese and the Westerner, in- Michael was christened in his Chinese
WM Pay ea terpreting each to the other and breaking name, which is Ku Teh Chang, pro-
i ‘| down barriers.” nounced Goo, Deh Jahng.
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Al “The Church may seem to-day to be in conflict with world-forces against enormous [a il | }
al odds. But did Paul or Francis or Wesley or Carey count odds in human terms ? ih} a |
I —Mr. BASIL MATHEWS. io i |
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Pastors. Rey. IRVING SCOTT. Wa
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R. WITTON DAVIES describes He has (in common with many of our ii ny
I.) the author of Psalm 104 as being preachers) a reputation as a doctor, and i| || | |
‘“too comfortable in his circum- he probably has a fair knowledge of ii a
stances to think or feel deeply ’’?: a de- Chinese herbal remedies. It strikes one if | i
scription, not meant in a derogatory as rather comical to see him looking i HI
sense, which fits my present subject. preternaturally solemn, tongue held be- ni HN
He has had sorrows, and ups and iil qi
downs, but no terrific soul-shaking ex- a5 Hi | i
a perience. His native home is in Nai Si ‘ pe ee ii] | i |
Chi, where the people are passive and | {i i] i :
of a temperament not easily moved. : Bel |
Pastor Lu and I have agreed to describe ! tl |
them as people crouched under umbrel- fee | He
las. One of such people is T’oa. : Ree | ‘ I] ait
| He was originally a teacher in a iP eel ta Mn |
school, and was led to devote himself to I eapR ei nF iil fi HH
the work of the preaching ministry by i Fee : rf i | Hi |
one of our earliest pastors. This pastor il ‘es ; i} |
taught him the Scriptures while he A oe i al
taught the pastor the classics. So he ne ro i ii ‘| |
came to feel the power of the Word - 2 i Baas i pi
| and was accepted as a preacher. ie 3 BR Pill | Hit
” Owing to his former calling he is a - iia 8 ee ii || Hi]
scholarly man and a great reader, If |=) Sos rs Hi |
anything, he reads too much and thinks | os - ; (aed i \ i
too little, the corn coming again from |) { aot Bit ae
his mill unground. It is not uncommon [= eee: “3 Vat | I)
to see two or three books besides Bible ae font ih ts Bs ik Hl i |
i and hymn book laid on the pulpit before |= a : on ' Hi
him—a mere display, since he never ania Ba as Why a
| reads from them! He can on occasions — “4 i | ll
preach with great power and effective- ae Meet Hy |
ness, but many of his efforts are spoilt eet i H | Hh i
by the undue length of his sermons: ; Te Te Hi |
three-quarters of an hour to an hour Bae ike i Hit
being his usual time, with anything from i ean: : | / | |
five to fifteen points. In one way his : : eee at | |
reading serves him well, for he has a ah i |
fine store of illustrations from Chinese ie aus LBRO BiGaTraaae SIS: | HH i
and foreign sources at his command. Soe ree : ae i
Marcu, 1931, Ht | Hy
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il Hl Bene tween his teeth, and a great watch on the tianity into vivid contrast with the
it ae table before him, spending five minutes idolatry around. Late one night, as I
i Hi) aaa taking a woman’s pulse. lay reading in my bed at one of our
ii it i As a travelling companion he is excel- country stations, I heard a voice raised
i RARER lent, fond of an exchange of tales and in prayer in the next room. It was
Hn ii HAE jests, quick to see a joke and ready to Mr. T’oa praying for the protection
Hi Heine cap any that may be told to him, willing and success of the Church.
i i | LHR also to discuss topics as they arise as For thirty-four years T’oa Vuh Sa
Hh BH Rae well as to listen. has been a preacher and has served the
He a, He is a man of prayer. | It is one of Church to the best of his ability. In
ia rae his constant themes in preaching, and 1927 he was publicly ordained. _ For
i 1 Che he sees in it one of the tremendous _ five years he has acted as Chinese Chair-
nl ay privileges of the Christian faith, and man of the Mission, being now in his
iI Hea ‘one of the points which brings Chris- second term in that honoured position.
Hh i
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mi What I Have Read
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i i | i HREE or four missionary books than letters to one’s intimate friends,
ti Ht i T have not comprised all my read- and Miss Young éells us that her book
WO fot ERE ing for February, but if I had would not have been written had it not
ii yh ea read nothing else than these books I been for a friend, who some time ago
He I f know I have laid up no small store, not placed a bundle of letters in her hand,
it ey merely of information, but inspiration. letters which she, Miss Young, had
it i Hey written to her friend, saying, ‘‘ Write
il i An Indian Village. a book ’’ from them.
WN Roe First of all has been a book about Miss Young, being keen to know
MA AL aL ERE India. I confess to an increasing fascina- Indian village life as it is lived, spent
Wa Ud Gab tion for everything about India. The three years living practically as an
il I Hen Round Table Conference got me—if I Indian in a village in the Punjab of about
WHA A. Sit | may be pardoned the phrase—as it did two thousand inhabitants. A friend joined
HTH | qi many Englishmen. My interest in India her in this adventure. They used Indian
We RE Gan began years ago; it began when I read ames for themselves; they had_ two,
1 i yy thrilling stories of rajahs in the days of and sometimes more, children living
I i my imaginative boyhood when I lived in with them, so that they might appear
hy the romances I hungrily read. So on to the village women human and like
aH reading a few chapters of ‘‘ Seen and themselves. They lived, worked and
WH FL leat Heard in a Punjab Village,” by Miriam travelled in village fashion, being fortu-
UHH He tee Young, published by the Student Chris- nate in having all the time a Brahmant
Va PE Sa tian Movement Press at five shillings, woman, Sarsuti, as guide, philosopher
Hi RI I knew that here was a book after my and friend. Sarsuti had been betrothed
Hii theart : crammed with personal incidents, in infancy to a boy a few years older
HW i} packed with facts—not dull and insipid than herself. When some years later
HH He aa ones, but charming, enheartening—a ews came that the boy was dead, little
He EE EER book that would make this particular Sarsuti clapped her hands and cried,
HN ata village be seen clearly in my mind’s eye. ‘* All the better ! New he won’t come
Ht | {| So it proved. On finishing it, I felt to take me away! That is how Sar-
We Fd teh moved to say to a member of my house- sutl became a widow.
i i th ERE | hold, ‘‘ You must read this; it is the — I have said this book is full of charm-
HH i ti est book on Indian village life I have ing and_ enheartening facts. But I
MH ae struck so far.” should give a wrong impression if that
| fh No form of writing is more revealing was my sole characterization. There 1s
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much to sadden one in what Miss Young have brought him a great deal of money \| i |
tells. What she says of the hopeless it has all been handed over to his work. Wh |
fatalism of so many of the people, and At one time he was suspected by the Hk
what she writes about the sweepers, the authorities; now he is trusted by them, i
people at the very bottom of the social and has been on many Government He Ht
scale in North India, fills one with a commissions. When he _ preaches’ he 1 me |
profound pity for these poor creatures. commands crowds to listen to his direct, it
And the readiness of the suppressed fearless and faithful addresses. i
classes to accept Christianity, without One is struck in reading this book with i - HW
really knowing what it is, creates an the wide knowledge of history, litera- if Hi |
| extremely difficult problem for mission- ture, men and modern happenings | i Hl |
aries. But this is a book to read again, possessed by Kagawa. The five chap- | |
and I shall not part with my copy of: ters dealing with The Knowledge of He Ht
<* Seen and Heard in a Punjab Village.’? God, Jesus and Men’s Failures, Jesus Hit il |
2 and Prayer, The Death of Jesus—Its ea
Toyohiko Kagawa. Before aaa After, and The ee of : HY
Some time ago the readers of the Jesus to His Disciples, are not to be Wt Hit :
Ecuo were told about that remarkable regarded as theological and dogmatic Bai
man, Toyohiko Kagawa. Another book statements of the subjects dealt with; al |
of his has just been published by the they read rather as popular addresses to A
Student Christian Movement Press, a general audience. They are vastly 1 We |
“©The Religion of Jesus’ (4s.) As in interesting, even intriguing. Hil |
““Love the Law of Life,’’ so here we I could fill pages with delightful quo- Wei
have at the beginning of the book a _ tations, but take this as a sample: ‘‘ To ii | |
, biographical sketch of Kagawa, this be a disciple of Jesus you must willingly i i) Hi} |
time by the Rev. W. H. Murray Wal- —of your own accord—become a person tl) I Ee
ton, M.A. Here is told again how this of little importance. A young men’s Bi i
young Christian Japanese lived many i i
years in a slum area so foul that no ; ; 1 One |
human language can describe it. Writ- soe : aia 1 WE il
ing later of his life in the slum, Kagawa ; ; we ti Bil |
says, ‘‘ During the thirteen and a half ey ii I i
years that we lived there, our slum was : ne | | f i
thrice stricken with plague, five times Fo US oe any i
with cholera, twice with dysentery, thrice pha a i) ih
with small-pox, and every year without cro eae ee I if | |
exception with typhus. At the time of = | a | i f {| |
the small-pox epidemic in 1917 ours was Le eos ‘ii ; |
the only house that escaped, there being ea ii I) iI
) deaths in every other house.’’ On re- oe | (ae I i
turning from America, where he had ae on lal i HT |
been for study, Kagawa and his wife ss a Vane HHT
went to live once more in the slums, a a , le i rail
and his coming back stirred more in- ae | Hi
| terest than the murders which had lost |/Reeesssse al l| i] | il ¢
any novelty in the neighbourhood. This ee ae = HARE ih
| time Kagawa was an evangelist in the ee EF i i | (|
widest and most comprehensive sense. a : oe ae 4 i} | Hit
He not only preached the Gospel, but , Vee = ee ae ‘ HE i
he wrote books on social problems, be- ae es 4 ey PY as i} He Hi
lieving that the evils of Japan must be Es a 4 sy y Wen Ee
cured at their source. pice a pee a a? ae A | ‘|
At the present time Kagawa is the [F & US SN sae awe 3 a Hh i
leader in Japan of The Million Souls |Reees Seas ws F | iit i
Campaign, or, as it has been re-chris- | | ge fe i |
tened, The Kingdom of God Movement. ~~~ Saas = — { AGL
He is a poor man, for though his books Toyohiko Kagawa. , i Hl | 1 |
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HA A association of the village where I live, Studd is still head of this movement.
i vn bea Shinikutagawa, has twenty-four mem- As in earlier days he put his whole
HA RRR bers, and eighteen of them are members heart into cricket, so for forty-five years
a, of the management committee. As long he has put it into the service of Christ,
Win Sei bane as every member wants to be the presi- his motto being, ‘‘ If Jesus Christ be
i au ti dent or the manager, the young men’s God and died for me, then no sacrifice
IH ae associations of Japan will not have real can be too great for me to make for
il Pea RE development. In the Labour Movement Him.” This is a well-written story of
it ai bere I myself always ask to be a clerk. J a modern saint. Beeb}
nn ay am intending to be a friend of children
HN 1 hee and the aged in the slums to the end of se
ii 1 cue my life. Some people put me forward )
Wai iy FE as a candidate for the office of mayor of Special Rural Course
1 Hear Kobe, but I have no intention whatever eG 5
Hi ay to be either a mayor or a prime minister. for Missionaries.
a ay But there are some people who instinc- HE Soil and its Treatment,”
i Aa Rent tively want to be great men. Isn’t it q. “ Clean Milk Production,”
Hee eat Peet Russell who has said, ‘ There are no very ‘“Management of Poultry,’
Wa i great men among prime ministers. Ser- ‘“* Water Supply,” ““ Co-operative
i ya ean vants are really much more distin- Credit Societies,’ and ‘‘ Simple Motor
il HT Li guished ! ’? a pts Mechanics ’’? are some of the items in |
ii Ht ra a But, like so many, it is the man _ the syllabus of a very practical vacation
We a Ey GHB rather than his writings which is the most course for missionaries working, or ex-
ii ra ean surprising thing about Kagawa. I am _ pecting to work, in rural communities, |
WA ae UH enn grateful for this delightful book, and I which will be held at the Avoncroft ;
Hh iad am more than grateful for learning a College for Rural Workers, at Offen-
"| Th ie little more about the writer of it. If ham, near Evesham, from July 11th to
| Hl ' ay the world had a thousand Kagawas, we August 8th next. The purpose of the
Wi net rey should soon have ‘‘ a loftier race than course, which will take place under the
i HH if e’er the world has known.’’ We should direction of the Senatus of the Selly Oak
Hil iil i not have to wait long. Colleges, Birmingham, is ‘‘ to study
Hh aa problems, spiritual, educational, social
Mi i i i Mr. C. T. Studd. and practical, which arise through the
AM Vea A book about C. T. Studd awakened needs of village people and the special
WE Ge Gee memories that had long slumbered, conditions of rural surroundings.”’
PW Gn eee memories of a cricket match between The course will supply a unique oppor-
vn | he England and Australia at the Oval in tunity of studying the work of the
a Af, the year—well, the year doesn’t matter, Church in relation to village life of a
| i being so long ago! Mr. T. B. Walters growing Christian community, and is |
WA has written ‘‘ Charles T. Studd, likely to be a great service to many
i Wi it Cricketer and Missionary,’’ and the book missionaries, in view of the stress laid |
it | Hee eRe is published by the Epworth Press at on rural work by the Jerusalem Meeting |
Wh i ne Y half-a-crown. After a_ brilliant cricket of the International Missionary Council
I eR : career Mr, Studd, one of the famous and Dr. Butterfield’s surveys. |
Hh Eb See ** Cambridge Seven,’’ went to China in The lecturers will be the skilled staff
aT Hi 1885 as a missionary of the China Inland of Avoncroft, together with Mrs. Parker
i t Mission. His health, and that of Mrs. Crane, lecturer in Education, and Miss
if a a] Studd, having suffered severely, he re- F. G. Garnham, of Carey Hall. Rev.
HH | ae turned to England in 1894. After a CC. P. Groves, of Kingsmead, and Rev.
Hii Ee Pee short rest at home he went to India, and -E. R. Morgan, of the College of the
i f | for seven years he was pastor of the Ascension, Selly Oak, will act as Chap-
} i i i Union Church at Ootacamund. Then lains.
HAN By GREY Africa called him. Ultimately he found- The total inclusive cost for the month
Hi ae ed the ‘‘ Heart of Africa Mission,’’? will be 410. Fuller details may be ob-
UHI BH which has developed into the ‘‘ World- tained from the Registrar, Rendel Hare ~
it | BY Wide Evangelization Crusade.’? Mr. ris Library, Selly Oak, Birmingham.
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1SS10N FiOUSE. a
The Passing of In the passing of Mr. T. A Pollard I am indebted to Sir ‘|
Mr. T. Butler, Butler, J.P., of Bristol, Reminiscence. Walter Essex for kindly 1 Ae |
J.P. the Foreign Missions supplying me with the 1 a ii
Committee has lost one of following pleasant reminiscence of Rev. HARI]
its most valued members. Since serving S. Pollard. During his recent tour in 1 ff |
as a member of the deputation which Canada Sir Walter met the Rev. Dr. En- | Be L |
visited our missions in China and in dicott, the Senior Foreign Missions | # i |
\ Kenya nine years ago, those missions Secretary of the United Church of A |
have commanded his keenest interest and Canada. As Dr. Endicott had laboured Hi .
freest service. A fire was kindled then in West China and had acquaintance with aa
which nothing could extinguish... He our Mission there, Sir Walter sent him ae |
knew missions, not only on the romantic a copy of the “Life of Samuel Pollard.” Bi i
and more thrilling side, but also on the In his letter acknowledging the receipt lp it
side of stubborn difficulties, baffling of the book Dr. Endicott bears the follow- Dt)
problems and sad disappointments. He ing testimony to our work as he saw it. te |
faced the unattractive side with patient “My wife and I entertained Sam Le |
zeal because he knew how priceless are Pollard when he made his visit to Bi i| |
| the blessings the Gospel conveys. His Chengtu reported in the book, and we iii Hi
best work was done, not in the public got to know him very well at that 1 ie i}
eye; but! in the committeeqroom ewhere “Fie, Ty tO07 1 made at wink to De T
practical sagacity, detailed investigation Yyynnan, following from Suifu the same Ba
? and wide experience made his counsel in- journey which Pollard and Dymond took | weil |
valuable. He was eminently a practical up to Chaotong in their first journey to | i il |
man. Science and theory were for him the field. I had hoped to visit his tribes- beni)
| the servants of utility. He viewed mis- men with him at that time, but he was, | |
sions in the same light, and rightly esti- unfortunately, in the interior parts of that Ba
mated their supreme value as the mountainous district, and I had to press Ail)
divinely appointed means for the creation 6p, However, I did visit a section of the i |
of a new humanity. tribe a few weeks later, some hundreds - | Hit
What I have said = S Wie
reveals the power of [gjaENNEEEEeee cement aac a)
the Go spel in our |RRaRReiies: cae Brae ais Bae BE ce nn 8 | |) } | 5
honoured friend him- | eRe ee | A |
3 1 i Pees ieee i See: pean bs ras as Ba |
self. With all the | us Be ee ae * Be li a
ways of the world [ji oo a aa
open to him he chose |f ee PGS oe eee, Cee ee We Hi
the path of zealous |i aa poe Se eae ae | |
| Christian service. He |i i Ee Se ‘ ies a il
loved his Church and |} = —t ae : ie IT Hit
gave her of his very |f eep ae a He i
| best, thereby express- |jmumm “ae oe | aii
ing his love and jm | CAG OE eae |
loyalty to his Lord |f sod a vy iH} H i
| and Saviour. His fn iohgs : WH |
manly qualities would es yy I iH il
have brought him : ee Soe Hie | i |
honour in any sphere, sa g , I , | 1
and he is honoured in | Hi | i |
our Church as one in ss is ij Bei H
whom manhood’s ae aaa ae‘ | (i |
finest qualities were = : ' | || i
= poly adorned by Principal, Mrs. and Miss Redfern, : (Photo: Mr. H.3B.‘ Ormerod. i Hh HH |
Ivine grace. leaving for China, i i Ht
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Hit a Seay
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Ht aw rad
i‘ i} vie of miles away from Chaotong. When! not be. complied with. Soon after the
Nie aah peek returned from my visit to Yunnan in man died. The witch-doctor, and the
i We rae 1907, I stated in my report to the Cana- friends of the man, promptly gave it out
We a ate dian Board that in my judgment it would that the man died because the mission-
Me bay eee be difficult to find in the whole of China ary, who had some sheep, did not give
i AU BEER a more devoted and gifted body of mis- one to the witch-doctor. Therefore, of
it iad) RAED sionaries than those of the United Metho- course, the missionary was responsible
if weet ARE dist Mission, nor one where the mission- for the man’s death!”
ni i iH batt aries were carrying on their work on a : This incident illustrates the enormous.
i) ' | Ein more economical basis. To be frank with influence of the witch-doctor, and what
He q tk i you, it was frequently far too economical. great difficulties he creates for the
an ih tae However, it is by such people, and in missionary.
i Paee such a spirit as theirs, that the Kingdom
WH a PARE of our Lord is established and extended y re :
i] oa ee in the earth.” Evangelism Our missionary friends
Wn i A This unsolicited testimony from such in Wenchow. should never lose sight ot
\ i tj a competent judge should impress United BEE ihe Natl Hecate dire
i a i hi Methodists. I fully endorse the view Cae BOE eas et Ee
en ae that the work was conducted on a “far alia, TOM en gas ne aes Cee
Hin HEL GER too economical” basis. There is a point China ma. pee evanee
Wn Ha ee where economy becomes false economy. movement, with the aim o doubling the
Ha Hy Sad This rigid economy was due to necessity, membership of the Christian Church in
We et aR HOt Choice “Tee limited’ resources were C1108. within five years. A great amount
Wa aL Gen overmatched by too great a task, and the of suitable literature has been prepared
| i i i feepiitbes were stretched’ to. the utmost 10% ‘he purposeot proclaiming’ the nature
a a Pen ‘fimit. Such a condition can be remedied and the fruits of true Christianity, in the |
Hn rit cen by larger income, and we hope our individual, in the home, and in society.
a a ee friends will undertake to provide the It is sought to arouse all members,
PAGE aE EL GBI remedy. leaders, preachers and missionaries to
I i Hye reat join with vigour ae ce in oN |
WG mt Pe ; : great campaign. glimpse of the result
ail Hi ; vee In his book eae is seen in the following account, given
it | aay eatavia vu ouEe _ Africa, Mr. by Mr. Stobie, of methods operating in
HHO ae PR ELAS si osene 8. . J. W. Roome alludes Wenchow.
iN i i ce. to Meru and Mr. Wor- “I Jed off last Wednesday at our old
it Fl rant : cee as follows: : city chapel evangelistic services. These
We Ree e t Meru Isawa witch-doctor in full are arranged by the Christian Endeavour
RT | an war paint, a well-oiled leather coat and Society and are for street passengers
HW Gt tal monkey skin constituted his robe of who pass the gate opening on to the
WH ER ae office. His assortment of horns, bags street, and so cannot escape seeing and |
it HI ie en with mysterious contents, decorated hearing that a meeting is being held. ,
i] | i spear, etc., added to his picturesqueness, Mr, Aylott took his concertina, and I got |
HH A i though they were emblems of his evil in- him to play before I spoke, and soon the
Ha faa fluence in the tribe. Shortly before my little place had a very good company of
WE ue Okey visit, a man in the last stage of an incur- men and women, practically all of whom
Wa Pe AEE able disease was brought to the Mission stayed to the end of my long talk, giving
ta bP iteT ee Bis tends. Of course se wae late splendid attention. Saturday night meet-
i} | i are ne nee also ve but these are in ne
i re Rie| Sinai a Teele Ee ) 2 pers DOHIES; who are expected to ory: an
Hue i went to a local witch-doctor, who get their neighbours in. Last Saturday,
HG Re GREY promptly told them that the man would _ the meeting was held in the house of one
Hi HOTA Ge rena ees a peopel ne of our C.E. workers, who is one of the
i Hk Pe EER ee eg = ea DO) ae Secle le other Doctor’s students. A young fellow, who
i HTT Bae : ae hey went to their is also a C.E. worker, spoke at that mect- |
Hi EOLA ie s for the necessary sheep, but jing, as also at the Wednesday night
i nie ti eel failing, returned to the missionary plead- meeting before mentioned, along with
I Hn Be soto Cucourse, the reauest COW mycelt
Ht | ie Rie edte Gaon lec Ge Christians throughout the world should
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The China Famine i | |
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by prayer participate in this great evan- come will cover the expenditure this i i I |
gelistic campaign in China; I mention it year. Each Church has received a letter il | |
here in order to urge our own Churches stating the amount required as its quota i Ha |
not to fail in this duty. toward the total income. So much de- i Hil
: : pends upon the desired result being rea- 1 nai
oo This month of March is lized, that we are constrained to a all ‘|
hea ee ee because it is our readers to do their utmost to ensure ii | if
eae the last month in our that their churches are fulfilling their part eit
financial year, and it is, perhaps for that of the plan. There is always a way if i
reason, the month when there is most where there is a will; there is always 5 | i Ht |
activity In raising’ missionary income. will where there is a dominating love for if i |
ps This month will decide whether the in- Christ and His cause a i | | | |
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The China A Million in Dire Need ; Hl
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Famine. in Two Provinces. i Hi |
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v following : cable concerning the border line between dire poverty and: i I Hl |
famine conditions in China has death from slow starvation. ii \| |
just been received by the Confer- zs : iil Hi )
P ence of British Missionary Societies in poesccee tS aie 7 eeceds by x Dr: il |
| London from the Rev. Ronald Rees, wane Ghing-vi_ in bis recent report fo \| Hi |
Secretary of the National Christian ten Eareautive eo ene it Hl !
| eine in’ Chinas “Creat head shear National Christian Council, in which he ai |i |
ine one nillion people ia Kane and says that, in fourteen counties in Shensi ' i] iil
Shensi. Missionaries and churches can NON pacte UO TUD aE MOSS Hi |
effectively administer half a million G00 000 will ee if pee ey Caen ace | } ll
dollars (Mexican). National Christian that tne Councy : ae fore peacr= | | ‘i |
Council endorses appeal. Should wel- Cn | ; I |
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come British help.” 7 +4 : ii | |
Ge. Those who know present conditions in tie il
i is appeal for funds is welcomed China guarantee that money adminis- ' NY | |
| an its eS, confirmed by mission- tered through missionary societies and {| 1 Hi
( e les just home from China, such as Mr. Christian organizations really reaches Hl Hi Ht |
| ees C. Wood, ‘of the China Inland those in need. This is confirmed by Dr. ii Hi i
ission, who has been assisting Rev. Sidney Gulick, of the Committee on eg
George Findlay Andrew in relief work Mercy and Relief of the American | qh
o the Famine areas, which the latter Federal Council of the Churches. British | Pf j
Aaa described recently in ‘‘ The missionary societies which are helping Hl bi
imes.’’ Mr. Wood states that between in the China Famine Relief work are the | iH
oe and two million people perished in China Inland Mission, Newington Green, HH HH i
Sue f a i iS HERE HTH
ee two Doe of Shensi and Kansu London, N.16, and the Baptist Mission- | HH |
“ ee oe See Eas its aftermath. ary Society, 19, Furnival Street, Lon- } mi
- ir oe y stank with the smell don, E.C.4, while contributions sent to i il ni |
® corpses,’’ he declares. Conditions, the Secretary of the Conference of | Hi if
ees are better this year, as there British Missionary Societies, Edinburgh | |
as been a fair harvest in some parts, House, 2, Eaton Gate, London, S.W.1, i mh 4
but there is still urgent need if hundreds will also be forwarded to responsible i] Hi |
of thousands of men, women and child- Christian organizations in China for the i HH I i
ten are to be prevented from crossing relief of the starving. ae Hi
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a ww ST eS Boe ep ae
Wie | Sean BUEN
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i Hu hi it ANY tributes have been paid to loved ministers—mention is made of Mr.
| aan rete NM the sterling worth of Mr. Butler’s tenderness of heart. His some-
i i i i Thomas Butler, whose death, on what reserved nature may not have made
ii nat January 20th, we announced in our last this obvious to those who only knew him
A a issue. The testimony of Rev. Charles slightly. But those who knew hin well .
Hi | i Stedeford, given on another page, will be were often touched by the real depth of
ai || an read with deep interest, coming as it does his feelings, by the way he was moved
( i ay THE from one who has known Mr. Butler in- nd stirred by suffering and need. |
ay timately for many years. Mr. Stedeford He greatly rejoiced in the work and
HW Ay cue emphasises Mr. Butler’s close acquaint- labours of Mrs. Butler, who was Presi- |
ht AT ae ance with the work of our overseas mis- dent of the Women’s Missionary Auxili-
Wa | HW sions, an acquaintance unique among our @!Y for seven years. Theirs was an ideal
i 4 | an laymen. In committee he followed every partnership in a cause which claimed their
iy Hil HT detail carefully, and when he spoke he Bee ee eeoree She ees ape
WA a | Hil was listened to as one who always had a Rearecy Veppicr ua ee ey
MN AL EE ertinent and useful contribution to make Se et SSO asc ine
i) ail Hl i P tl bi ea : in other sacred interests, they were of one
il Hai) te coy tHesSubieer UNG er GScussiou: heart and mind. In the widespread sor-
| ie i Pan In a beautiful tribute written by one of ‘OW felt at the passing of Mr. Butler |
i Pet eee his oldest and closest friends, and which there has also been a deep and tender |
ii Hi) bie appeared in the ‘‘ United Methodist ”’ sympathy for Mrs. Butler. |
a ie | PERE and signed ‘‘ D.B.’’—letters which thinly In connection with this journal we owed
al i He disguise the name of one of our most be- Mr. Butler a great debt. He placed his
i HY valuable collection of missionary photo-
HT) Hil graphs freely at our disposal. No pic-
Cee aE an fon PO ee ne tures we have published in recent years
| i H LteE excelled his. He had an artist’s eye for
Hii i fk i i” ES a good scene; he knew the right angle
iil We ah Stee i Lf ae | from which to capture it for his camera.
WR eae | . | We cannot claim to possess expert know-
EH Hi Be a Sea ledge on these matters, but we have
1 i aa ee : always regarded his missionary photo- |
Nt | hy jc ee Bae graphs as perfect. These have not only :
Hi and i... 7g aacee been used in our pages; lantern slides |
i Wi} i 2a aoe have been made from them also, for the
iy | | ee : illustration of missionary lectures which
Wa a or ‘| have been given all over the country.
ee ©. 2 : This was one of the many ways by which
ii haa ee Satan he served the great cause.
Hy 1 Hey P See : Of his intense and affectionate loyalty
i} rE to his Church others have written. It
WA Re a Det scipsecats X\ | will seem strange to see his place vacant
Hl} Fe Ene | Ba ge in the Missionary Committee, and among
I Hye aay See the Guardian Representatives at Confer-
Hi} : | Y ence. He was a good soldier of Jesus
Hy Ht Christ; he fought a good fight and kept \
WHR Ph Ea the faith to the end.
i | ti | The late Mr. Thomas Butler, J.P. A.E.J.C.
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Dr. John R. Mott. complex world-wide undertaking of mis- t | I
OST of the missionary Jeaders of sions demands business experience, busi- | oni ii
Great Britain met Dr. Mott 2¢SS judgment and business habits. i il}
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last year. His visit to our coun- x * * * * 1 4 i i
try was a part of his plan of coming into Not in any spirit of complaint, but as i | i}
close contact with the missionary boards, showing the need of lay initiative and 1 BM
students in the universities, selected support, Dr. Mott adds: “A friend of | a fl
groups of people interested in world mis- mine, one of the greatest industrialists of | f HH i |
\ sions and other leading people, in North his day and a pillar among the lay forces if i il
America, the British Isles and the Scan- of his denomination, remarked to me, i i Hi
dinavian countries. ' When business men apply to the work Bain
| In the current number of the “Inter- of missions the same energy and intelli- i Hf i
national Review of Missions”? Dr. Mott gence which govern in their commercial if ait
gives some of his impressions of these ventures, then the evangelization of the i Ml
“contacts.” world will be no longer a dream.’ ” Then, BB t Mh
too, the active participation of laymen Ba
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At the outset he says that his study of of lay members who at present are indif- i Hii Hi}
the problem of missions in these countries ferent to the missionary obligation and | Vn
convinced him of the imperative need of challenge. ii i HH |
liberating more largely the all-too-latent x % * * 6 ii ih Hi}
lay forces of the churches in this enter- ; : : ii Hi
> prise. “As I came to close quarters with Strengthening the Financial iq i |
the missionary societies I was shocked to Position. ; é f ES
find in these managing bodies so few lay- Weare faced at the present time with | HI | He
men under forty years of age. This was a two-fold problem. According to Dr. sf
true in the United States and in Northern Mott, missions have an unprecedented i ilk
Europe, but more markedly in the British opportunity. “It is no time for any ] Hy i| |
Isles and Canada.” He believes this is organization which bears the name of | a}
largely due to the war. All the same he Christ, with whom resides all power, and { i Hh
holds the defect must be remedied. The which exists primarily for the widening | |
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Hh ayy Eeae the limits of His Kingdom, to be satis- names do not appear in subscription lists. }
i Ay eRe fied merely with the status quo. As a But it is true that many might easily give

Wh ath ana matter of fact, it cannot be done. There more, and the reasons given for failure

te ates is something startlingly incongruous in in this respect are worthy of note.

ii ra tea any person, or community, or agency We do not share with the people the

Ha i i ER} which professes allegiance to the Living right up-to-date facts.

il RAT: Christ—the Fountain Head of Vitality— We deal too much in generalities and

HH a wae fee = Os a Se ae by no means sufficiently with the living

Hi pul Bue to follow Him, ever being’ content wit1a and the concrete.

a qu une static policy. The beckoning, unerring : s :

Th 1a ape hand of Christ invariably points to enter- ; We fail to convey the impression of the

nai 1 aes ing open doors and to meeting’ increas- greatness of the undertaking. |
i Mt ‘| y ingly the depths of human need.” We present mere fractions in contrast f
ii | bane with the wide range of wholeness of the

i i a RD ss s ms es Pees enterprise.

Han Leer In face of unexampled opportunities We leave people far too much shut up

\ HH) aT the missionary societies have to report jin narrow denominational, national and

Wen aL financial deficiencies. And here is Dr. _ racial compartments rather than ushering

it HEE RHP Mott’s considered judgment : them into the large dimensions of the all-

aT “In no field visited during these recent inclusive Kingdom of Christ.

WE Se aR EAR ; ‘ 2

Mi) BAA months was I convinced that there need be We fall short of making real the vital

a a deficit, for it was always admitted that eh are ae pals

iit il Wa ae the money was in existence... . Careful vem yea Pe, Cl See ee Ce aa ne
Wh tal enquiry reveals that, as a rule, benevolent requirements of Christ’s announced world

WA ae yd Bae gifis are not keeping pace with increased jth Ae oee
it ee ea income. More surprising is it that in the How little we communicate the sense ‘
Ma fe UY GuRE various denominations from thirty to seventy of the splendour, the wonder, the super-

i at per cent of the church members are giving human in it all! “They shall speak of
Wa Ge at ERR nothing to missions, although discussions Thy Kingdom and talk of Thy power.”

Hi i HEI always revealed that among them were large

| i) i} numbers as able to give to missions as were * * * * *
| | Hil those already on the list of contributors.” :

Dn a a We have a task of tremendous diff-

i | Ha : culty; but as Dr. Mott truly says,

i} i i | Dr. Mott apparently loses sight of the “Church history has taught no lesson

il i | Hl fact that many give to missions whose more eloquently than that if the spread

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A of the Gospel is made difficult it is made “This last year has meant a great en- | | |
triumphant.” Is Jesus inadequate to largement of my spiritual and mental | | Hil
meet the deepest needs of the race? horizon. I have come to appreciate as ‘i |
There can only be one answer to that never before the futility of preaching any- | ff Ht
question. Is the church inadequate as a_ thing’ but the deep and final things of | i ij |
vehicle of Christ’s redeeming power? Jesus. It seems an obvious thing. It is i Bl ;
Not if it avails itself of the superhuman wonderful to realize it as I have done. i Bil
resources at its disposal. Having little of what we hold dear in | Hi
ie ‘ ¥ : : England you just have to fall back on 1 BRT
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aise : those things that really matter. You feel i i | i \
A Young Missionary’s Impressions. out here that Jesus is a wonderful Captain Bit
\ We have been privileged to read a_ to serve under, and a mighty Saviour to i | (I
id letter which a capable young missionary ove. What these Chinese would be like | i : Hii
who recently went to China wrote to a_ if they only knew Him and loved Him!” if (| |
friend at home. Writing from North This letter was not written for publi- | | | i}
China he says: “I think it is very diffi- cation, so we have not given the mis- j i |
cult, if not almost impossible, for folk in sionary’s name. He will forgive us for ii | |
the homeland to understand the problem quoting parts of his letter. If our young j | a |
out here. It is utterly different from any- men in the home churches are kindled i I Hi |
thing I expected, and compared with our with the same glowing fire—and we know 1 RAL |
English churches we are miserably under- many who are—we need have no uncer- iil i ih
staffed. In this area of something’ like tainty of the future of the great cause ii aI |
four thousand square miles, with a popu- committed to us. iil wi
lation of over a million, we have—when : il | Hi
, X goes home in the spring—two foreign ny is a ’ ie ii / i}
evangelists, one of whom, myself, can- ,, : 1 |
not speak the language Erepede at all, | A Story Without an End.” Hi (ss
only brokenly ; one lady worker and one It is no doubt true that every life is a iii Hil | |
doctor.” story without an end, but some lives are | | fi IH) |
* * * * * so rich that their influence widens and if i | |
The writer tells of the first Chinese deepens in wonderful ways as the years if il | ;
service he took. “On Monday evening I per : Bf i
made my first Chinese speechlet or ser- Such a story is that of Mother Eva, i i | |
monette, whichever you would call it. I the daughter of a German nobleman of i rt i |
spoke in a small mud chapel to about the old type, who spent her early years ii | Hi}
twenty people, men and boys. It wasa in a stately castle on the borders of 1 1
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curiously moving experience to me. We Poland. | Early in life she was “born of | I iy
were outside the village wall, and the the Spirit »—“ changed in a moment from i i| | H
, room was lit by two oil lamps. I spoke a0 unbeliever to a follower of Christ.” il | Hi
\ about the Samaritan woman at the well, What has that change meant to others? el
and the living water and what it meant. Homes for orphan children ; six hundred il i
| It was all so simple (a point you will ap- and fifty deaconesses, working in Ger- | a |
preciate in me!) and my Chinese must Many, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Switzer- eh
have seemed very crude, though they land, Norway and China. Through ane |
; said they understood some of it. But the Mother Eva the blind, the sick and the ae wih
| thought of declaring to these people the dying have been succoured and helped in aM
fresh and glorious. message of Jesus their thousands. Through her efforts |
| Christ was something almost overwhelm- and those of her many fellow-workers | WM th
ing.” countless converts have found life to be Ve | if
e s . " : a new and blessed thing in West China He |
The Mice in Png elsewhere, “A Story Without an i i |
e Missionary 's Faith. End” is published by the China Inland ] vit
\ Here are some words of this young Mission at two shillings. It is a beauti- i i Hl
missionary we might all lay to heart : ful record ef a selfless life, i) | i
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i a enn ROM the verandah of the Mission in the same direction, the eyes take in a
He ey ERR House at Mazeras is obtained a nearer view and dwell upon the valley
i HH nie glorious view. Situated on the immediately beneath. The narrow gauge
ii ul reel foothills of Africa—think of it, on the railway track threads its way along the
Ha ak H | foothills of this vast continent which even — side of the opposite hill, going away to
Mt aL TER now hides many secrets from the light the right of our picture. A beautiful
Mm Gil Ree of civilised day; foothills which lead up green slope it seems, that hill, but we
HG 3 i Penh and up until great peaks raised 19,000, know it to be covered with coarse jungle
By a Pape 17,000, 16,000 and 14,000 feet above sea grass in which there is no beauty or
i i Hl Rapp level are reached, and we are still in gentleness. We pass on to take the top
Men ea eee British East Africa—situated on the foot- of that hill into view, and note the wavin
wat ae SPF 4 . . . : &
Hi) EAN hills of Africa, just ten or eleven miles tops of a cluster of coconut palms, with-
ii ny Bue inland, raised to a gentle elevation of but out which no conventional picture of
WR RE GT REE 500 feet above the surface of that shining, Africa seems complete. There they are
Wie a i , 4 : 5 : Pp * : y »
Wa ERE ‘listening Indian Ocean, from the veran- waving to and fro in the wind, only a
We ea § BOS eee ane eee
it aa Ai dah of this Mission House at Mazeras_ mile or so away as the aeroplane, passing
ii | | bn there stretches beneath all the panorama overhead from Nairobi to Mombasa, flies ;
ill Hil aT of the Coastal Belt, with its palms and just two miles away if we desire to walk
ih aay trees and gently-drooping slopes all lead- there; and there, right amongst them, is
Wi a il Ae ing the eye to its central point of Mom- the whitewashed, mud-walled, coconut-
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uae a iy Hy white foam breaking on the coral reef, the veteran missionary, Rev. J. B.
i i aa and the blue, blue sea beyond. The Coral Griffiths. This is Ndugu-ni-mkone.
| i | | HE Island! Fascinating in its fecmuing life We go there, and from the top obtain
ih i EE and memorials of the past. Mvita! The 4 hetter view of the sea and of Mombasa.
a ij at eae Place of Strifes. There lies the island beneath us, and
iV | BEAR From that same verandah, and looking there run back far into the land the many
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creeks which bring beauty to the eye and continually being drained by the call and eh
4 fever to the blood. There to the south is lure to its personnel of the cosmopolitan | Hi |
the majestic broad expanse of Port Reitz, life of adjacent Mombasa. But it stands; | a ih |
and there to the north the narrow, island- is indeed making an effort to stand by nn
studded land of Port Tudor; and there, itself, and purify itself from the environ- if Hil
| on one of the smaller arms of Port mental strains which have been allowed j | rn
| Tudor is Jomvu. to creep into its life; and still remains i at Wh 4
Glimpses into the past history of Jom- the sole point of contact of Christ and i | i
| vu are gathered from many sources: from Mohammed in the dealings of our Church | On |
the ‘‘ Life of Thomas Wakefield,’ to i East Africa. | | Hii
‘“ Trail Blazers and Road ‘Makers.”’ On a recent Sunday I received into full | Al | |
j There is the three-roomed Mission bunga- membership eighteen adults who had | aa |
low, looking out over the creek. There been allowed to grow up and live in the |i i Ht
is the grave of Edmonds, just away a_ village, but had not been included in the | i Hi |
little space. And there I learnt from the Church life, although attending its ser- | mi | |
lips of the Rev. Joseph Jara, who was vices since infancy, and receiving Chris- | He ii
one of the party, of the last journey of — tian baptism as children. This makes a Ni Hit |
Ormerod, resting awhile, and thence on total membership of thirty-five, of whom i 1 |
to his last rest at Mombasa. eight live in Mombasa. What are these | Hui
But whatever has been the past of @mong so many thousands of heathen i nl
Jomvu, Jomvu of the present constitutes and Mohammedans? But each one has | tH Hil |
} a challenge to us, to the Catholic Church, tecently avowed his or her intention to | |
| and to its Head. Set there, a small follow Christ, and I for one believe them, | Hl, |
straggling village of but seventeen and look to the future with eager hope. i i} il | |
> houses, a stone’s throw away from what is dl i i
known as the Swahili (synonymous with se | HH) ies
Mohammedan) village of Jomvu, with its | Het i
aoe eS richer and more virile popu- Departure of Nurse Brassington | | | i |
ation, and its square stone mosque set in | it
its heart, Christian Jomvu has yet a and Nurse Tate. I | il
future which may be glorious in the Nurse Brassington and Nurse Tate | i |
Name of Jesus. Have we so learnt Christ, eft for East Africa on Friday, February | HiT || I
that He is not greater than Moham- ¢th, They proceed direct to Meru, when 1a | |
med? Is Islam—fate—a more power- they will assist Dr. Brassington in the Hil | Hii
ful word than Jesus—Saviour? Do we newly-established Meru Hospital. These Wi i)
grant that Satan, whose practices are so two ladies are highly equipped for their ne i
easily tolerated by the corrupt Islam of great work. Miss Brassington is glad | ij ai |
| the Coast Swahili and the native prose- the opportunity has been given to her to IY | ii
i lyte, can triumph over the World’s Re- join her brother. Miss Tate has long | i sail |
| deemer ? Assuredly not ; and Jomvu is wanted to do missionary service. | \| ! Wi |
for us to make it what it may become— The appointment of these two nurses i iit i
| a bright jewel set in the Master’s Crown; marks a new departure in our East | ! i] i
| an offering of love from the United African work, as they are the first nurses | aa
Methodist Church to the Author of its we have sent out there. They will have a |
liberty and salvation. a unique opportunity of helping the Ha | |
Then will you remember Jomvu before people of Meru, and we pray that they | i i Hit
| the Lord? Its temptations are great. may be greatly blessed in their Christ- i Pil |
It is small and weak. Its resources are like mission of healing. | i I i
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} Hi a il HE Central African Field of the missionaries were deserted by their native
i uu He a Primitive Methodist Missionary drivers, and the difficulty of securing
iy ae Society is in Northern Rhodesia. water for the cattle was a constant prob-
a Hi tile The area is 1,700 miles from Cape Town — lem.
HEN ia! Fn up the ‘‘ Cape to Cairo ”’ railway. When once the country was reached,
| mi Hi There are five mission stations, Nanz- King Lewanika put all sorts of difficul-
Wea 38 | rin hila, Kasenga, Kafue, Namantombwa, ties in their way, but in the end, after
it ea ie and Nambala, working amongst the Baila months of peril and adventure, they were
ip 4 ER in the country drained by the Kafue river. able to settle and commence their work,
wn af ieee | In the Zambesi valley the Kanchindu the first station established being Nkala.
Oe Gt PEER Mission is prosecuted amongst the Ba- This field has taken considerable toll of
Ht i i bE] tonga. Each of the stations now estab- the missionaries. The Rev. H. Bucken-
ih ay ii | i lished is encircled by a large number of ham, who was pioneer missionary 1n
1) Pe i out-stations and schools. — Fernando Poo and Aliwal North, and who.
Wh Hf HHT _The story of the founding of this mis- was the leader of this enterprise, gave
Ve ny bi sion is one of the great epics of mission- his life for the work. Mrs. Baldwin and
Wee HEL aT ary history. Among the pioneers were Mrs. Pickering were also victims of
We i] | rn the Revs. H. Buckenham, A. Baldwin, disease. Mr. and Mrs. Buckenham, and.
i Hl HT F, Pickering, W. Chapman, and E. W. Mr. and Mrs, E. W. Smith lost their
| Wath tent Smith. The first party sailed from Black- children, and Mr. Walter Hogg sealed his
it ! el ean wall Docks in April, 1889, but so difficult work at Sijoba with his life. The mission
H| | i i FA was the travelling in those days across has been terribly costly to life, although
i il eet that difficult country, that it was four conditions have improved in recent years.
iit | Hh CARE years before they set foot in Bailaland. The financial cost of the mission has
GE } Hy The journey was done in tent-covered, also been very heavy. In the early days
ih i Vay springless waggons. There wasnoroad, the transport costs were enormous, and
HN i ad and progress had to be made along the _ still these scattered stations remain the
Wa i BL EEE tracks of former waggons through clay costliest on the Primitive Methodist Mis-
i Li i fai and sand, bogs and rivers. Delays were sion Field. No one doubts that the work
i nH Hal experienced by waggons sticking in the and the cost in money and lives has been
it Hi i Hh sand or almost impassable drifts. Many worth while.
| i i oxen died by the way. Sometimes the The work is now established at Kafue.
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h There is a fine training institute which is [aes eaie ee eee meee o a | § i il
doing splendid work, and the figures for ee oe ene ee aul (
this mission now indicate that there are ieee Maen So oe | I
six stations, 282 preaching places, 10 | at ae | ff i
Europeans and 9 wives, | lady worker, | Rates Lee | ail ;
| 64 lay preachers, 354 Church members, | _ : es 4 | | al
| 871 catechumens, 1,404 scholars, and the | . a | | ih
local income £1,277 7s. 8d. Ms ; eae | ie Hi |
| A General Superintendent has recently ee aici | } ay
been appointed for this field, and the |fj@iiss si OS | ff |
work of co-ordination will go forward. ; ee a si, Bagh. 7 eee | Ae i
, In co-operation with the Wesleyan pee He i
Methodist Missionary Society, the worl: ca Ly pecs ee | P|
| further north in the great new. Ndola ’ Pitre | % 3 | ili
Copper Belt is to be pushed forward. a Beis e ; See | i i HI
There is every possibility that the re- fi ii i i | A
cord of coming days will be full of en- a 9 ‘ ee | lO va |
couragement and triumph. : ae | | ae ee Re | f ii
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Tuer Carey Press has issued “A Call su. eS. po ee Will
| to Worship: A Book of Services,’’ by ae ee Se -» aes Se Wi Wt |
Rev. D. Tait Patterson (3s. 6d.). Of | 9... ce =e Me
7‘ the several litanies ‘‘ A Missionary PS See rer | i} Wt |
Litany ’? would be found very helpful eee oe ae poe ae ee | tit} | ie
for missionary services. Of all the books pee eae Jen eh
of this kind recently published, this is Co ae Sa | i
by far the best we have seen. It is well ee ag Hi i
printed and bound, and ninisters and OOO | |
others would find it a useful guide to se opical Narivessot Hl }
public worship. é | |
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ny if i pei ANG SHENG-MO (his Christian Wang Sheng-Mo, a tall, strong, brave
| ae HN name, Sheng-Mo, means Devil- man, entered the Church twenty-seven
Hi i" Wt defeater) is a man of great in- years ago. His is an interesting story.
it Ha RRL fluence, and an honoured layman in our At that time he was living in an inacces-
Hen ai He Miao Church. We have too few laymen _ sible village, tilling unfruitful land from
ih i un in China. Indeed, many missionaries feel which it was a hard struggle to gain
Hi Ge ah that one of the failures of the Christian sufficient on which to live. Ignorant, de-
i i ie Church in this country is that we have spised and desperately poor, Wang
nk “a il not succeeded in training laymen who will Sheng-Mo, like a frog in a well, had
at ii ti shoulder: responsibility and make the neither hope nor outlook. It was at this
ni Hh Church indigenous. Paid preachers are time that in a strange, fascinating, well-
Vn i ret too frequently taunted with the criticism nigh inexplicable way news reached this
i i i HH that they are rewarded for what they do, outlandish corner of China that a white
vi | | Peer | and if from the outset we had been suc- teacher was seeking the Miao to tell them
Wi i it | oes in training laymen, I feel weshould about a Heavenly Father—the only term
i ; ij | ve have been spared this reproach. In Yun- we can use for God, no other being ap-
ay HH He nan we are now setting ourselves to the propriate.

Wn | HH task, but there are enormous difficulties With a felt cape for his bedding and a
a ahead. This is why I thank God for the bag of oatmeal for his food, Wang
an | 1h gift to our Miao Church of such a man as Sheng-Mo joined a party of Miao and
i i it bib Wang Sheng-Mo. went scouting to find the Missionary, who
i i i Hi a = he finally discovered in Chao Tong. Pol-
oe oT cea we # j lard received him as only Pollard could,
i oy Chel Ware M3 Ga ae and giving him a Mark’s Gospel in
i i it os : ee | Chinese, now a family heirloom, placed
wil la ih ha ; ~ || him under the tuition of a kindly Chinese
iI Hat bee al : ae teacher. Poor Wang Sheng-Mo! He
WE EER ee oe anes se was thirty then, and up to that time had
Wn EE Ea a af never handled a book, but for a couple
A LEE a Pr eee of weeks he bravely struggled with the
ni Vale ere.) oN 3 ; se 2 :
Wt i HiT eet AS ae bewildering characters, and then, having
Wa tt Ht ere =a ? a eaten up all his oatmeal he tramped back
WH ' i" i ey 2 - home, where to amazed fellow-villagers
ine Wott | A eae nif oe Ae ee he related his adventures. Four months
Vie | iF ean A A ae : fries: | Pe coe - later he returned to Chao Tong to study
ch | Va ee ee pre for eight weeks, at the end of which,
i] Hak taal cee ae oe. carrying the Missionary’s baggage, he
itt Mm Re PE "Cae eee Bos es s accompanied Pollard on his first journey
Nf i it ay Soe eae ae Ee 4 into what has been termed Miao Country.
A ian eee tO CE From this date, for sixteen years,
ae HW ea : a a B pa . Wang Sheng-Mo laboured as an _Evan-
a HH COU ee gelist, tramping | thousands of miles to
WE i eee a 3 4a tell his fellow tribes-people the amazing
Hii he eee lk = : tidings that they, the Miao, were loved by
Hi oth ee oe 4 Saviour, Christ the Lord, who had died
WA Wi oes anes aa 4M Ses are: for them. Working firstly with Mr. Pol-
in [ Hak: : cf. Ue oy Rees lard, and later with Mr. Parsons, Wang
LM HH se Pte aa Se en ee Sheng-Mo was one of the pioneers who-
Hn Te Gee Pa scouted throughout the prefectures of
i iT ee oe is Chao Tong and Tong Ch’uan, seeking
HA PR hey ace = See the Miao and bringing them to Jesus.
HW FW GPE Sees = He worked nobly, giving himself without
1 i | > x reserve to the preaching of the Gospel.
hy Hy TERY aus GdenpiMe (iris; Ren WH HaapenMmA. bor three and 4 half years he worked
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4 with Mr. A. G. Nicholls, a China Inland | school is held, and where on Sundays all ]
Missionary at Sa-pu-Shan, where a new the usual services are celebrated. In | ail
field of evangelism had opened up, and this chapel, Wang Sheng-Mo is a pillar, | Hal |
where ultimately several thousand Miao helping the young teacher, and in spare | Ai
| were baptised. This work meant that time visiting and exhorting outlying al
each year Wang Sheng-Mo walked members. | Saat
twelve days’ journey to reach his station, The last time I saw him was a few | Hi |
leaving wife and children for periods of weeks ago, when he came to Stonegate- | Hi Hy |
from ten to eleven months. way, walking the eighty-four miles, to ei
Ten years ago, having a large family join us for ten days in a study of the |
and not being able to make ends meet on Epistle to the Hebrews. At the close of | | i Hi
¢ his meagre salary as an Evangelist, the Bible School, when he came to say | H
Wang Sheng-Mo bought a stretch of . good-bye, I was much moved by a re- | ff Hi |
waste land on which he settled, and with mark he made. “Ah! teacher,” he said, i || |
considerable difficulty cultivated. After ‘‘ what a great pity it is I did not hear i ||| Hh |
five years, by industry and frugal living, the Gospel earlier, there is so much more (AM |
he was able to produce sufficient maize I might have done.’’ i Hil | ;
| and buckwheat to meet all the needs of I wish the young people in our home | {| | Hl |
his family, and for a Miao he is now churches, those splendid young people | I | |
comparatively well to do. He has suff- whom I met when I was in England, | il Hil |
cient food to eat all the year round, and could have heard this, as in West China | i hl ii)
is not like many, who for from three to we very, very much need six new mission- | Hl Hi
| four months of the year are much under- aries toconserve the work of our pioneers, | iM
fed. His zeal has never flagged, and it is and to launch out on new lines. We need | Hl
> an inspiration to meet him and hear him two doctors, we haven’t a single medical i | {| Hi |
relate the details of those early years. missionary on our staff, an expert educa- i) | HH Hes
How his face lights up, and how he _ tionist and three ordained men, six in aa
loves to dwell on those days! His farm all, who will tackle the problems here Ma |
is four days’ journey distant from Stone- with the same bravery our seamen faced ‘| Hi
gateway, and there Wang Sheng-Mo, the submarine menace during the darkest | HH
with others, has built a small chapel days of the war. Our work in Yunnan Hi Hi
where, during the week, an elementary calls for such bravery. i | |
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, contributions in recent years to our know- and women who were, when the great il {| a
ledge of world forces, and how these war broke out subjects of the Romanoffs il \ Wi |
forces are operating’ and directing the in Russia, the Habsburgs in Austria- il {| Wh |
| currents of world events. He has again Hungary, and the WHohenzollerns in | | Hi) 1 }
increased our debt to him by publishing Germany. This force is nationalism:” Mae
“The Clash of World Forces.” (Edin- Communism is directly anti-religious, HHH Hi |
burgh House Press, 2s.) and to be a member of the Communistic | 1) I
In some detail Mr. Mathews describes party it is essential to renounce all reli- | Pi
| Nationalism, Bolshevism and mechanistic gious belief. Karl Marx said that reéli- Hit |
civilization as they are seen in Europe, gion was the opium of the people, dope |
India, China and Russia. As the result that drugged them. This is the doctrine i | i i |
of the war a human earthquake has that is followed by the leaders of Russia i) i Wil
heaved up the soil of more than a half of to-day. The Communistic Youth’ Move- | : an i
Europe. This earthquake rent into frag- ment, with a total membership in excess | i) qa
ments Europe’s last three empires and of six millions, have as a main feature | tii! it |
brought their thrones tottering to the of their programme definite anti-religious | et {
ground. ‘The untamed force beneath propaganda. | WME Hl |
this volcanic upheaval is not a blind “In the field of morals,” says Mr. - Tae Hh 1
mechanical, insensate thing. It is a per- Mathews, “Bolshevism is just as drastic. i i i i i
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tH | young men and girls, ‘ We repudiate all What contribution has Christianity
i Ua morality which proceeds from super- and the Church of the Redeemed to make
a TA: natural ideas or ideas which are outside to the rebuilding of the world? As Chris-
Hi : Hi rhe class conceptions. In our view morality tianity to-day faces the titanic forces of
i ae is entirely subordinate to the interests of Nationalism, Bolshevism and mechanis-
i i i | FEE the class-war ; everything is moral which _ tic materialism what has she to say?
a AS is necessary for the annihilation of the There is an inescapable clash: what is
ih Da ERR old exploiting social order and for the to come of it? What is the issue to be?
Wan ae 4 it uniting of the proletariat. We do not These are questions which are discussed
a | Pan believe in eternal principles of morality, in this remarkably interesting book with
ae ee a en and we will expose this deception.’” A much wisdom and understanding. It is
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MM | bint A Message from Miss for a few days when wind and waves
At | it Hil Dorothy Doidge, B.A., Wenchow. conspired to overcome even the most
a | i Ht HIS letter gives some idea of how seasoned sailors. Not the least enjoyable -
Wa TY Ge time has passed since I left Eng- were the visits to the ports of call on the
i | it | land at the beginning of October. wey Marseilles, which seems so near
Hit Hat MERI For me 1930 has been full of changes. 2" yet where one finds it impossible to
Hi) Hh ul In it, I have made many new friends, make oneself understood in the English
Caan i Ga visited many of the beauty spots of tongue ; Port Said, where the traveller is
i i England and have grown to appreciate eR persistently by gaily clad
HH EG their beauties more than ever before, and . “2W Wa FP PER while hearing many and varied reports of bright, cheap goods, or ask for the
ial f from China, have made and remade pleasure of leading one to some temple
Han RR Veh 2, : 3 i : oa
Ta i plans, sometimes even wondering if I me the an of the native town;
HE 1 should reach China this year. Finally, ; en, where the sun blazes down so re-
WR Ee Lea there came brighter news which opened lentlessly that only by car does one dare
be ent g P

tH t| the way to Wenchow, and here I am. to go through the desert wastes to the
WA Ue | | there ie no niced vee bes concerned: Ss oan village beyond or to the famous
Hi | i to whether there will be work to do. ote ” or reservoirs which are reputed
HA PE He There is far too much to be done as a BN been built many years before the
i EE TE thoroughly as we should wish, but I feel ristian era; Bombay, Colombo, Pe-
ih tl HH sure that as our work among’ the children nang, and Singapore, where in the early
i HH Ra develops we shall find great joy and morning the population rises from tts
i yo al enor night’s sleep on straw mats spread on
HA Ht Gee the pavements, and where one is held
Flt ti PT Outward Bound entranced by the beauty of the tropical
A Ht : , vegetation ; and Hong-Kong, where the
Hi FR PERE The journey from England to China countryside is more like England than |
[| t} Hi was an altogether enjoyable one, except any other place in the East ; and finally,
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seems very far in the past. After Christmas addresses and hymns, Hh |
A Loving Welcome prizes were distributed to children of the ii |
i : ¥ c . day and Sunday School. Ali these prizes 1 i |
I arrived in Wenchow on November ee ; A
B0th, exactly. six” years after: diy Arat have been sent out by friends in England \ |
eid Nees a a, or have been bought by contributions, ee |
arrival here. The welcome extended to ©. . Nee 5 2 aah}
me by English and Chinese friends alike 8!V¢0 NOt only by English friends, but by i Hi
A oe Neen ee Aiea es ven 2 few Chinese church members who are Ht
§ Sati eats eee sginninge’ to realize the i rte Peat
the school children joined in the welcome eure oe a i I |
iving an entertainment. O = ay ans ies ial)
phe ene on ie Nee great delight to watch the faces of the PH
, ered ae A eOHDOE Sy Ul eaRE Set nOsed children as they opened their parcels, and ae |
pel eeeeeS. Pee I wish that all who send gifts could be ape vat ti
for the occasion, sung by the children as . here to enjoy the same treat. One little nh Hil
ioe oe Be girl, aged seven, but whose size would ! i |
: : s make her out to be only three, stood on AM Hl
| dlance and speech, during which the staff a form in the back row by my side Ih tlh
and friends of the school sat and listened * : . : s ne Me |
and ate sweetmeats and fruit and drank paren aug listening for her name, in | | Hl
fe Onecor the banners bane Ga fear lest it might be overlooked. As each I Hh Hii
* 5 eS Sue ee child returned with a parcel, she said in EMI I
walls welcomed me as the “compassion- suppressed tones, “Look he has oe: it) i |
ate mother of the scholars,” which state- poe che hoeen large are ii BE Hit Hi |
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Boe Seen ey ea Ne ste Sat wonder if mine has been forgotten,” and Hit | |
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Bone Tea poe eee excitement was almost too great for her, Nut
4 Christmas Celebrations— for when her turn came at last and she | | Hh |e
Anticipation and Realization. went forward to get the prize, her eyes | | BS
Since that time we have been prepar- sparkled, and as she opened the parcel | Be |
ing for Christmas. The children, in - to show her mother, she could not speak. | fi ii til
three weeks, have learnt as many Christ- Little E-Chuh’s father has suffered an a
mas hymns to sing in the hospital and illness which has rendered him almost | |
church on Christmas Day. One of the helpless, so the family is very poor, but Met ||
scholars was chosen to represent all the we have chosen E-Chuh as a school-girl i fi |
others to explain the meaning of the for next year. A group of Plymouth Girl | iI ||
| Christmas joy and why the children loved Guides wish to have a Chinese girl of | ff | i
to sing their Christmas hymns. A huge their own to educate, and this little one | i i H|
gathering, which was by no means will | doubtless repay all their loving 1 |
silent, became suddenly stili as the young Service. | || i |
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Hee aa Pen ; ildren that Eieae : as glad to find her 4 :
ii AW 11) wei they were to receive had ne aus with all her life and hee cee a
nn he to them by friends in E r ent vious t tes ; week pre- :
it SPAT ERA 5 nds in Eneland wl : © my visit she had 1
Hen Gat eanet had not se eee. they andi rg ; iad been baptize
il a see seen, Mr. Ling (the Prncipal) ; oe now an active worker in the S ‘
iy aa Cone Bue for them. Asked what . ts School. The other, Teh-I ee
il i AER they should send, they reoned ee probationer nurse a ede ce ee. a
Hae Ga eRe i gig that they Smi urse tri
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be a ae See ew i fe : england. ‘oy t 5 ; 1s a CO
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\ H if H is only the first “ste : ore thanks willing, and as Cone Scene cheerful and
i ri HH deed Hien weal oP aoe : a second ment at fete Sire watch the develop-
ee ae ee oe Ee ae ray ght to take: to live the work i girls we are sure that all
WD ha RR y that we shall giv work is well worth whil
‘ | RL thanies for giving give God encouraged to 2 while. We are
0 B 4 g us such good friend 2 o go forward to tr
Whe ah at Gung ut still another ste aoe s. others to learn t y to hel
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y | Ay i| in the future to ave Se to try for the Master. same lesson of service
i ; Ah Cee as them to send the PDP see A New Sphere of Servi
Han EL RR of Jesus to those who still owe M of service.
HEA HEE heard it. H vho still have not yet y own work will be di
HT 1) | cna Bed Peas sue ee that this would that previously done Th opt oe
Wet ae ay Band js etter use for thei ¢ “ eas ave been desig-
i | a ean f tt or their coppers tha nated ‘‘Organ esig
Wn Ha Hy if they were spent on s ” . Christi BaniZine pecrctary te
Wi oe aL aE ; : sweets which hristian Endeavour y r Junior
Wa aL Rent good neither f are os ndeavourer
aH Ooh nee or the S ” s and
a th EF HEL health. (1 wond i or the general SenoOs: At present the great eae
Wh aay reall onder how many children is to get leaders for juni s ifficulty
ay i y agree with him?) work is absolutely junior work, but such
a i H Beep i : necess i
WaT ae Fwaiget Schoolgirls Make Good es to be established in the ae : ae
We ake BRI hen oO 4 S ore, V ° ere-
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WR de Gh RRR RT i ’ e only two girls 5 ive time f hi
i ead in the top class y girls pose, so tl or this pur-
Way a } i } ii WL eee} training for set ast year and are now great ee in ee church, small or
ea DEE: rvice, one 1 e r preach
Ca the other in the hospital a a school, phasized the ae ee last Sunday
ni i at of them while in Eng seepewee ten spoke desire for the i _a more intense
a | i HH very happy day cert and it was a_ Spirit, that th indwelling of the Holy
ill a P oF y when the : ‘ , otne ;
We HE | Ht in China. One, E-Shi met them again tians have rs may see that Chris-
WE ‘ . , E-Shie, is studying i something which i
{i} eH RR. BREE an American High School, i we Beit greatly desired ; d e is to be
aH RE 5 chool, in Ningpo =e 3 on further, h
Hi | qi | gpo, sized the imperative dut , he empha-
saan ttn : Se) She
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WW ih fa ae ea ae
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a ti i ce for the chil-
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a ee jest the love of
Wt | Se | isve sown, beyon!
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I tt Hi PP —— fi a See She a 2 Ave : siesta aoe en
WT Dy SS of youth, and
HH Hu ) We atecdye Serres i es cee before they aes ae
Hh Ht iA GEE. Soca Bee ie ie a Ss come accustomed to
a HW 1 de pee ant | ie pa es Pr oS ecto ae ue i. a Shige fo he
Wt i ge ey ist oF Contacied
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HN ae i i | aoe —_— a ee eee ree Seat ee sn are a treat to
Hi) HT a. .& Be OO ee ee ee a aa sure you
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| gate of life. The way to life is through road that we generally meet the cheeriest ih |
death: this is the Easter Message. people. i i
| Christ came to His throne by the way And not only is self-denial the“way of Me
| of the Cross. However | | wh |
abundant had been His poo jt. Se ee ee ee ee A
life before, now, on the es —. oe e- at “t Ree ‘ th |
Resurrection Morning, Be en > eres hee aaron ral i | i)
the glory of the Lord fe ee sgt Oe Se gis ll ai)
: shone round about Him |i a acs Wl | ij | Hi
| and the divine life be- |f =% a 4 aes ee eS an
came His in all the full- fe Cy ¢ arse A Hl
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On Calvary His ves- | 5 || HI i]
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: On the — resurrection sae ~ - o eal ii i
| morning He was clothed tia pe ag A , | }
in the white robe of "dae b ee FF tac et > SB il | | |
eternity. | far eae Bete ieaern st if Fe| Mea
God has many brave | : Cg eed ee oe. Wa |
children who have gone |i. :
through the gate of ee 2 Bape eer Ra i | |
| death to life. There is |/ 7 aleag Rt, joe 41 gee 2s) Hy |
no other way to life save

through death. The cross ah ar Ee Paine: =) HH i asale | i i
is the one royal road. care any Escenas Sere {|| ys Lace | Hil |
\ It is the Christian |7 (2 hse * ee} | | |
paradox that the happi- Pree eo Bee, g Pe | | it
| est people are those who aul Cog ese ct
| deny self. Those in SS ates ee ee | HH | Hii
whom the spirit of sacri- | =a eS i = a | i A}
fice is strongest drink {
the deepest cup of joy. ae ea, | i} Hi
| To seek an easy way of . Patan ha ain eo all Whe Hl}
| life is to shut out of life eer dig ar eS me ew |
all its brightest gleams. aca Se tee es bi aaa | he |, i!
If the difficult times SR a ae yee a ||| Hi
through which we are SO es i| Wi
passing lead us all to |i Se | Hi |
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i avn happiness. It is by sacrificial lives that while. We see s0 little in return for a
oe a God’s purpose in the world is advanced. them. But he would bea foolish farmer

I) Aa By way of the gate of ease and self- who judged the worth of his ploughing

He a pleasing little is done for the souls of men. and sowing by what he saw in his fields

a i i Bt i 4 It is by the gateway of self-surrender that in the early days of spring. He must wait

uf ui | we march to triumph in the Saviour’s till autumn comes to enjoy his reward,
ay ada) Pe kingdom. The blood of the missionaries, So with the Christian sower. In due

ii ! Li ! bie their sacrificial lives and labours, their time will appear how well he prepared the

a: pains and wounds, have been God’s way ground and scattered the seed. But for
en of healing for the nations. all his hard ploughing, and but for his

i Cie In certain moods we may be disposed many iabours, no harvest would be reaped

i Aa per +o ask whether our sacrifices are worth at all. A.E.J.C. ¢
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CaN Wuting, North China.

ul i | HI HANKS to being called in at the fidence of many of the gentry, and calls

iI th ie 7 eleventh hour to attend the new have been not uncommon. ‘This is par-

ty » tt i young mandarin when suffering ticularly gratifying just now, as we are

ut if Hn i from dysentery, we have earned the con- anxious for local support to be given to
en i ay Rep our Hospital building venture, and help 1
iit i | 41] = oS =o y is promised in several quarters. ?
| il ‘| HH i ¥ oo ee = AY One old lady is especially grateful for

Ht ee MHI — € ~~ eas being saved from death after taking a

i] att terry ee Ane big dose of opium. She has succeeded

Nil Hed i ee Fe: - ae fe See 48 BP in proving her disgust, even to the
i Hi | Hy Ra j —l. BI a Th point of suicide, at her absent husband’s |
WE | } i ae Hi a ie reported unfaithfulness, and yet. still |
ih fl Hl i | iss aN = we | iives to give him a piece of her mind |
HAH i i HiT hi a nat al a : = | when he comes home. |
a a; | | i | . ae is ans | | My last arranged visit to the Chu Chia

Ni HT A | { ‘8 fee % ay. 1 Hospital was prevented by snow. The
iH \ i PRD | | Sa oA mie\ |} | same day I had two life-and-death cases
HAE Te REE | =a f Wk oe to attend to here, so I was glad not to |
iy | ah | oe Foon ch | be away. What is going to happen in ;
WI | ee | Se id area Bones the near future at the Chu Chia Hospital

a | HE s phen pat wis RS ‘| I don’t know. Certainly I shall not be
WI HE REE 1 AS 5 eee eS |=SCsi{ree to leave here as often as I have
We HY a diay Ba ee ome = done in the past, and the Chinese doctor |
NAH Nay. : a : ae we hoped to engage cannot come, at

He = ie oil : — : least for eighteen months. Without a |
i : H it 1 ia =e Peer pe & second doctor things will become serious. |
WA We | eee Nee It really does seem dreadful either to |
Hit H ih 4 fog ase : ¢ a? leave patients here in a critical condition |
hi ot | == y - Pa 2 or not to go there when urgent opera-

Hit i wae { eg ec ee. tions are waiting.

ah i i . ; ee 2 elie ego” We still hope a matron may be ap-
Him Ph ER ae Cone pointed quite soon, so that she will have |
it i l} Ve te ie | time for some language study before

| aa a ee = | being thrust ‘nto the onerous business of

uh bi HET ee — organising the new Hospital next year.

tH at Wu Yun Chiang (Photo: Dr. F. R.Craddock. While we counted on Nurse Fieldsend

Nh | Wf} HH Mandarin Wutingfu.

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Medical Work in Wuting, North China ie
coming here, we cannot grudge her to real cold weather, when the shade |
needy Wenchow, but surely there is maximum temperature has been 25° ie Mi
another woman of her stamp who will and_ the nights have suffered twelve Me
come in her stead? : degrees of frost. It is not remarkable 1
She will find, moreover, a wide sphere that our numbers have fallen off some- Hi Hil
of usefulness among the women and what, and among those who have come } Ml
children, for whom I feel deep sympathy. have been some with frostbite. In Hi i Hy
So much suffering is endured by these, cycling to see a midwifery patient J i wilt
because the man holds the purse. A myself experienced finger-tips becoming ati
lady doctor, or a matron, here, would ike putty, and the return of feeling was | |
give point to their unexpressed demand far from pleasant. But they had it 10° Hei i)
2 for equal treatment. While we get a colder still in Peking, and our friends in i 1
large number of women and children, Manchuria have had 55° of frost! So i Hi
they come. for treatment, as a general we are thankful for big mercies. i |
rule, later in the course of disease than i HH Wh
the men do. I should like to see this Jo AWA |
remedied. Hei Wi |
It i zing what sunlight will do ae |
t 1s amazing w fee ee se : __ “The Council of Kandy.” This _well- aet| |
for tuberculous cases, and the solarium illustrated book would be a capital gift Mi Wh |
in our new Hospital is going to have to a thoughtful boy or girl. It is the story | i a |
some glass panes that will let in the of four children who formed a “Council ” Ni Wi |
ultra-violet rays. I recall one or two to send missionaries to Kandy, Ceylon. |
cases, a girl’s tuberculous thumb ampu- The authoress, Muriel Clark, is well ] |
tation, for instance, that only progressed known as a most interesting: writer for mea |
: satisfactorily when we insisted on pro- young people, and this book is up to her Wed i |
longed sun exposures, usual high standard. It is published by il {| 1)
I am writing at the end of five days’ the Carey Press at half a crown. Hh | ih
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in the Kingdom of Heaven he is measured by his unselfish service. | We
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ul 4 i Hy CE. in While the Jubilee of the C.E. in Another recent letter from
a al ih i Chaotong. Christian Endeavour Wenchow. Rev. Irving Scott indi-
He an Movement is being cele- cates the development of
i Pa Ga brated in England, it is interesting to note the C.E. movement in Wenchow. He
Hi | Hie the place the movement holds in connec- says : “I am making preparations for our
Hh i 1 Re tion with our Missions in China. During District Meeting the first week in March,
i i the fifty years of its existence the Chris- With a view to stimulating interest in
il 1a tian Endeavour Society, which originated Young People’s work I have invited Mr.
ni 1 in the mind of the late Dr. F. E. Clark Chow, the Organizing’ Secretary of the
} i bal GARI | with no more ambitious aim than to de- China Christian Endeavour Union, to pay
ii Pa eae tl velop the spiritual life and activity of the usa visitat that time. I hope to get him
Ne | ii young people connected with his Church, to address first the preachers, then the
Wn AL ALT has spread to the remotest parts of the whole of the District Meeting’; also I have
i f ! | ee world, and on some of our own mission invited young men and women, as dele-
i He a stations is an effective means of leading gates from all churches where an Endeav-
Vn Hil i inquirers into the faith and service of our Society could be started, to meet him
il 1 HiT} Christ. on the Monday following the District
i i vi Hit Recently from far distant Yunnan Mrs. Meeting. This will give Miss Doidge a
We oe GE RRR A. Evans sends the following account of chance to meet the likely leaders of
i ti HT the C.E. Society in Chaotong. oe People’s work throughout the
en HE EE Pann “The weekly Christian Endeavour ee and fae be the beginning of a
Va : : Sigs Christian Endeavour and a Sunday
a EEE ERE R meeting has been held regularly, and it 18 — ¢chool Union in this District.”
Wil aT cube remarkable that some of our oldest :
| Ht if i Christians have never missed a service. Anyone who works for God does some-
i | i at The numbers have been sustained prac- thing far greater than he knows ; in seek-
i) ant tically to the end of the year. Unfor- ing to serve the young people of his
a A tunately, in several cases, ‘f the mother- Church, Dr. Clark served the Church of
hy | Ha in-law attends then the daughter-in-law Christ throughout the world.
WW i | has to mind the house. Several of our
Hitt i Hh eal | more unsatisfactory members, at the Har- Our Miao Dr. Wu, the first Western
A At. P| vest Festival services, expressed repent- Doctor. trained Miao doctor, who
Hl ney ance and a determination to become sin- was trained by our Mis-
VW EE GRR ES cere Christians ; they decided to attend sion at the Chengtu University, where he
By i Wi if Bh! the services more regularly. Occasionally graduated nearly two years ago, is prov-
ITH Hoth Ree in these C.E. meetings one sees some- ing an immense boon to the Miao people
HI) | i Ay an thing of the working of God’s Spirit in among whom he labours. Without him
WH | our. members’ hearts, either in their the Miao would have no kind of medical
A if prayers or in their answers to questions. aid. Our missionaries speak in the
A | i i Testimonies have been given indicating highest praise of Dr. Wu and his work.
A i an abiding faith and a confidence in times He added a new feature to the Miao Bible
iH Wt i of trouble, and a knowledge of the pre- School last year by giving a series of lec-
Wa Eb | i sence of Christ. Mrs. Yin, who has had tures on hygiene to the assembled
ii He | heart-breaking experience in her family preachers and teachers. In their report
WH ER VA this year, and much persecution from her Revs. W. H. Hudspeth and F. W. ‘Ie
i t ee friends, has risen above it all and can say Cottrell bear the following testimony.
Hv Eee ‘The joy of the Lord is her strength.’ “Throughout the year Dr. Wu has done
Ha ER OER She is invariably greeted at the rice- most valuable work at Stone Gateway.
Hi | | i market as ‘the woman who has a book He has also visited many other centres,
na Re AEE from which she will preach.” The sol- and the fact that one of their own de-
HM FREE diers and others sit and listen to her ; spised Miao has become a Doctor of
| i] iy i one of the soldiers is sure to beg the book Medicine is proving an inspiration to his
iit | | i of her afterwards—the book is usually a people. He never fails to pay a grateful
| i i iF | tract giving some portion of Scripture.” tribute to the Mother Church for her
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bp sacrifice and vision in making his train- school, as well as the Principal, a good i Hi
ing’ possible, and we sometimes think reputation in the Colony. The Govern- tii
that our Church has done no better piece ment recognizes, as we do, the supreme ii il
of work than in the educating of this need for qualified Christian teachers to Hi
splendidly high-minded doctor, for whom take charge of the native schools in He
| nothing is too big, nor too small, todo Kenya. We are thereby laying a good eh |
for his people.” foundation for the upbuilding: of a new Mah
Africa. fi |
An English We have three trained At present we have in Meru seven | |
Doctor native doctors in Yunnan schools with 329 boys and 21 girls. Ten i a
Needed. working among the three of the boys have reached Standard V, i i
ie : races, Chinese, Nosu and and two others are in Standard VI. ! a |
Miao, but there is no English doctor to i i
} direct them and to superintend the expan- An Impressive Few will read the follow- i fl iH
sion of the medical work. The erection ° Service. ing account without shar- HI MI
of the new hospital at Chaotong and ing the emotion experi- a | |
other developments await the arrival of enced by Rev. A. Evans in the service he | at |
an English doctor to take charge of describes. i fi Hi |
this department. Our missionary com- ee . . i
agents eae, At our Easter and Christmas services Wai i
munity in Chaotong: are a fortnight’s Gad : b Hh Hi}
journey from an English doctor, and they ae ae aa ae. ae cape a Hi Hl
are earnestly hoping and praying: for this eal Sige nee ae aoe etl . on MA |
addition to their staff. We earnestly re- ee SeOviCes wit nOUE Cee ee nee we li i i iil
quest our ministers and other friends to TOE, ce See eee Se | il HI
present this urgent need to any young Surely the Lord is in this Deep aus » | aul !
: Rae her but the house of God, and this mi |
Ps doctors, or medical students, who Might «oe Nees. | Hl ||
“ay3 : 32 penens the gate of Heaven.’ As I watched et |
be willing to entertain this Christ-like *° 8 : | me
form of service, the Chinese pastor, Rev. John Lee, B.A., Me |
administer baptism I felt I was standing | | HI
0 on holy ground, and in heart I ‘ put off } Hi
ur Mr. W. H. Laughton, my shoes from off my feet,’ and wor- H ii Hii
Schools M.Sc., finds much satis- shipped the Lord. Iwas similarly moved I} Hi Hl
in Meru. faction in the com- when the Rev. and Mrs. F: W. J. Cott- mel)
ae : pletion of the new school el} brought to the Church their wee son Ha i |
building in Meru. He has laboured Michael, and asked John Lee to baptize H | Hh |
patiently under most inconvenient condi- him. No East and West here, but in i] | Hl
tions, but in spite of all disadvantages he Christ one great fellowship of love. It i i il
| has gained considerable success. Tt was was a beautiful service conducted with vail
his chief aim to provide the teachers re- the grace and dignity of a bishop. At | i Hii
| quired to take charge of the schools the close of the Christmas baptisms a tall | | Hi
x Springing up in Meru villages. GAs a= andere: fine-looking man walked up to i| i (it
qualification these teachers need to ob- the preacher and said ‘ Sir, I should like Hi |
tain, by examination, a Government Cer- to be baptized ; I intend to be a Chris- | pil
{ tificate. These certificates are ranged in tian.’ What could the preacher do? He | way
| ascending grades. In 1930, Mr. Laugh- did the only thing he could—he announced Hl i |
ton prepared ten successful candidates for that here was a man seeking baptism, i | Wy
| these Government examinations. Three that the suppliant had not been examined hi ti {
obtained the Elementary B Certificate, hut that he, the preacher, was afraid to | qi i
three the Elementary B Teachers’ Certi- refuse baptism to such a humble peti- ie
| ficate, three the Elementary C Certificate, tioner. Had any Church member any F HH |
and one the Junior Secondary Certificate. objection to this. man being baptized ? 1 Wi |
This is a very fine achievement and re- When a number called out that he should We HH
flects great credit upon Mr. Laughton, be baptized, the rite was administered. iI} Wa
who has had to acquire in this short It was an arresting incident, as the man’s Ny Hl
time the language in which his instruc- witness was made before a crowded | i
“lon could be given. It will give the Church.” : a
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a Movement in China. Rev. H. TOMLINSON.
i a [ FEEL that the Five-Year Movement number of Christians will at least be
Vay ase in China has not been brought to doubled. The criticisms which were
Hh a tM the attention of the members of the levelled against the Movement, at its
it Ty Nt home Church with the prominence which inception, have been lived down, and as
Wit ea Han it deserves. Many members, no doubt, it starts on the second year of its
re A are unaware of its existence, yet it is activity it can be said to have proved
Hh ae FARE a movement which marks the opening of itself a pronounced success.
te ii aH. a new era in the religious history of But I set out to deal specifically with
a i i China. : the work of the Five-Year Movement
i fi bite What is the ‘Five-Year Movement? in rural areas. _ Without in any way
( i re The Movement is the outcome of the _ belittling city activities, I feel that rural
Wa 4 | Fane annual conference of the National Chris- work is the most important phase of
i i ai Hey tian Council of China, held at Hang- the task of the Christian Church in
Waa et Feed chow in 1929. At that conference it China, Dr. K. L. Butterfield pointed
Han Halk was felt that the various Christian out at the Jerusalem Conference that
H i Hi Fei bodies in China needed to unite in a two-thirds of the world’s population
tl i] | Hi definite programme of evangelical work. live on the land, and that all the great
iy AI i| BANE Such a programme was formulated, and mission fields are from seventy-five to
Mi i Hl embraces Forward Evangelism, Chris- eighty per cent. rural. Surely such
a tian Nurture in the Home, and the Care facts are sufficient to prove that the
an i i nen of our City and Rural Churches. The population of rural areas deserve the
uy Ht HiT main objectives of the Movement are special study and attention of the
Nt) eT two. First, the cultivation among Chris- Christian Church. Rural folk, funda-
i a i ail tions of a deeper knowledge of Christ, mentally, are not different from other
Wi | | PEERY of a more intimate fellowship with Him, people, but nevertheless they have a
WAH HLL ERLE and of a more courageous following of psychology of their own. Their ways
HI HT HT Him in all the relationships of life. of thinking and their channels of self-
Hil i ty eeu Second, the carrying out of a vigor- expression are profoundly influenced by
NI eva ous evangelistic programme, with the their social. segregation, and freedom
ie Hy hope that within the next five years the from noise and bustle. But the main
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| line of demarcation between city and yet the non-success of our self-support I iH
a rural folk is that of education. A ser- scheme cannot be attributed primarily to HE HH |
mon that would be appreciated by, and that, but rather to a lack of a sense of t ii
would benefit the members of a city stewardship. Once again it is a question Me}
church would be lost on a country con- of the responsibilities and obligations of Hh
gregation. The population of rural the members. Heil :
areas, then, have needs of their Own, The third need of the rural Church in. Hi)
and it is to these needs and the satis- China is the spirit of evangelism. The i
faction of them, that the Five-Year first main objective of the Five-Year i wait |
/ Movement has turned its attention. Movement is to deepen the spiritual ex— i i Hk
In this brief article it is impossible to perience of our Christians, yet that can Hi |
deal with these needs in an exhaustive only be done as they share their ; ai |
fe manner; I must be content to indicate experience of Christ with others. A. ee |
{ them briefly. First of all, then, the vital Christian experience must overflow > Weil |
rural Church in China needs more it must communicate itself to others. my | |
voluntary workers. In most. of our The lack of this spirit of evangelism i wT |
country churches the members have amongst our members makes one wonder. | it
come to rely entirely on the pastor, and at times how deep an experience of i HI Hh
in places (Which are not a few), where Christ they themselves possess, and how | |
the pastor is unfitted by lack of educa- fully they understand the saying of the I ai
tion to face the new demands of the Master, ‘“‘ he who would save his life- | i | |
day, a position of stalemate has been shall lose it, but he who would lose his. } HT |
reached. It is disheartening to the mis- life shall save it.’’ Hl iil
sionary to be repeatedly faced with the The fourth need follows naturally He
fact that many of our Christians come from those already stated. Having ex- Hh Wi |
a to church primarily for what they can pressed the absence of a sense of Me
get. There is a marked cagerness to stewardship, and even the absence of a He |
receive help, but little willingness to vital Christian experience on the part of li Hl
give it. One recalls to mind a striking some of the members, it follows that Hail
sentence in Mary Webb’s ‘ Precious there must be education along these | Tn
Bane’; ‘ Reaping is all greed, “but fines. Members, and even pastors, need’ | i} | ]
sowing is all giving.”” We need a to be brought into a more conscious and ii Hl |
greater disposition to give of time and compelling sense of the great spiritual IF i il
talent; a deeper sense on the part of ‘realities which are at the heart of Hh Hl
the members that they are the Church, Christianity. They need to understand ‘| HI
and have obligations and responsibilities the nature and purpose of our religion, i] fi il
which they must face, and its demands on the individual and Hii
Secondly, self support is absolutely community. The foreign missionary cam Hi
l essential to the Chinese Christian lead the way in this campaign, but if it a |
Church. The Western Church has is to be the success which we desire it mail
cared for the Chinese Church in her to be, the Chinese pastors must bear the i ii |
| infancy and youth, but the time has major part of the labour. It is impera- | I
| come when she must prepare to stand tive, therefore, that we have a more meh
on her own feet. Various self-support enlightened and better trained type of Hil
| schemes have been adopted by the dif- Chinese pastor. : my |
| ferent Christian bodies in China. At Religious education amongst the vay ih
Present the scheme employed by our youth of China is of paramount im- HI
Church in the Ningpo district is that of portance. The future success of the HR At
| reducing the Mission’s grant to the Church depends on our ability to fire Wy Hh |
circuits by five per cent. per annum. It the imagination of China’s youth, yet iy Hi
is three years since this scheme was our work amongst young people is in a | i Hill
introduced, yet it cannot be pronounced most precarious state. The stringent eh j
an unqualified success. Other Missions nature of the Government’s educational il |
share our sense of partial failure. One regulations is diminishing our Oppor- | an
recognizes, with deep sympathy, the tunity of influencing the youth in our he li I /
Poverty of most of our church members, schools; that door is closing slowly. | a i |
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i pay tend With its closing, a new door must be thousand characters, then he is able to
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i 8 Ay) opened, and that door is the door of the read the four Gospels.
Wie a Bae Sunday school. What we need is not an Mis se Vetemahas heen tried
Hi Ua cera additional Sunday service but a real 2 .
We at heh fe ‘ nay, : : marked success in many rural areas. In
Ht a ERE DH children’s service, one which will fit the Paotingfu, during a period of six years
a aah AAee ideas and interests of the children, and . aa xy, 2
Hee ea ae Pek ena eh ein ghee iat ee 30,000 illiterates were enrolled, 7,000
ay acwicine Bri Tere ar Gadicn Veen as graduated, and the membership of the
‘ fa REEL : S Re Cena
i re i Hl I have said, voluntary helpers are few in ae aes peveoty, a coe Rev.
A Hi Hi number, whilst most of our pastors have ae i a i Tae at oa wee
We GT aD baRE no conception of how to deal with oer See eee ey eo) a eee
Wi Beet PAR : See, eres
i ! URE children. Oh, for a Westhill in Ningpo! the Literacy Hea ot je It is the
i i ay Along the lines of secular education foundation work for Religious Educa-
va i) Ban y one feels that the Church has responsi- [0s 4n excellent approach to the prob-
Waa iy i Hy | bilities to the people in rural areas as lems of the Christian home, and has been
ih) ay regards training in health, hygiene, and pune to ar ee, Ae
Wa a | qv recreation. But I come to my last point approach, Ore eget ee districts:
i i i | att which I deem to be China’s greatest It has enlisted the willing service of
Oe need, and one on which those mentioned hundreds of young and pS
Hl i i PE ‘above all hinge. I refer to the Literacy ee per oe a ee ae ae
We ya) ERR ' ; ; : in the Church. can also be used to
il vil EOBM EDs ger ey oor ie Brea educate the Christian constituency in the
Wa ah en ‘obstacle to the progress of the Chinese ~~~" '™, iti ishi y,
Hn a EL EL ‘Christian Church and nation alike. responsibi ities of steward ship. The
iy il | i} Illiterate members can hardly be ex- Literacy Movement, indeed, can make a
i He) ey pected to understand their Christian vital contribution to each of the ee
i 1 TEER obligations and responsibilities, yet over "VES of the Five-Year Movement:
CW HY Rene seventy per cent. of our members are in gree, and feel that the te on
iit PE ERED this class. The Literacy Movement is Palgn must ‘be made the basic effort o
Wa OnE PREP nobly endeavouring to remove this tre- the whole Five-Year Movement.
Hi Hel ‘mendous obstacle, making the Thousand These are the pressing needs of the
Hi fit bal Character System the main line of rural work of the Christian Church in
‘iat | : Hl Hl attack. If a person can recognize a China. My readers may wonder how
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As they can help to forward this great can join your supplications with theirs. | til

1 campaign. Thousands of Chinese that in due season China may become RI

Christians are praying, ‘‘ O Lord, revive the kingdom of our Lord and of His i aa |
Thy Church, and begin it in me.” You Christ. } Hill |
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Preacher’s Soul. Rev. R. E. MANSFIELD. hl |
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a HOLY ‘stir in® the soul ‘must for twenty-two years he should live in i i i |

A periodically ‘occur if fireless and uncivilised Africa without a furlough, } i

1 lifeless preaching is to be averted. that he should sometimes live on herbs | a i |

No preacher may hope to kindle a bright and grasses in order to finish the work a i |
light in other souls if his own spirit that God had given him to do, will be Hi |
continues sluggish and unlit. There is enough to stir the torpid soul of any Wh H
no prophetical preaching from a soul preacher who has insulted and’ hurt his mee |
whose fire is low-burnt. We, who bring own soul by an unworthy loyalty to the ] Bl H |
only a dwindled and diffused loyalty to Son of God. Ae) |
the service of Christ’s Kingdom, are Next in soul-stirring power is the Neil |
often in need of helps to shame us out ‘‘ Life of St. Augustine,” by Giovanni et |
of our swollen pride and spiritual Papini, which has appeared in English Nt
poverty, and of some brighter fire at during the last twelve months. It is a neal

a which we may succour the dying flame biography which will be read in genera- HH | ee

of the candle which we hold aloft for tions to come, in which the story of lS
others. When my own heart has been Monica’s tears and_ of Augustine’s VA |
parched by drought and my eyes have wanderings, his conversion and the i Bt |
been too long upon the dusty highway sublimation of his powerful primitive WN
of mundane things, and my own light instincts, is told with a tenderness and | |
has been almost blown out, I have found love that. will succour the impoverished Hi] | |
kindling for my impoverished fire and spirit of any preacher of the Gospel of ! 1,

_ brighter flame for my diminished light in God. The year 1930 has been a year | Hil
the life record of some modern hero of of great biographies and that of the H| iH
faith. Bishop of Hippo will give new heart to | i i

A preacher will not neglect the reading those who seek to lift men “ out of the | 4 i
of books that demand all his mental miry clay.’’ We

| powers to master them, but for the sake The third biography that will stir a i}

* of his own wandering heart he will read preacher’s soul is that of Temple Hl |
of bigger men than himself, who have Gairdner, of Cairo. He was at Oxford Hi |

known fewer rovings of desire than he with Lord Birkenhead, Sir John Simon Hii | |

; has. During the last year, at least four and Hilaire Belloc, and one who was il i 9
gteat biographies have appeared that there with him says: ‘‘I do not doubt | |
will disclose higher heights and a vaster that he was the greatest of them all and Me 1 |

horizon and which will kindle to a the most richly endowed.’’ ‘* Man,’’ he Aa hi

brighter light the smoking flax of any once said, grasping a friend by the arm ||

} preacher of the Gospel. and staring out to where a glint of We HH

| First in power to stir the soul, is the moonlight lay on Morecambe Bay, iT | i |

| life of Dan Crawford. That a man ““Man, the only thing in the world i alii} |
should go to Africa and to a part of it worth living for, is to find out the will li i il
where a white man had never been of God and do it.” An Egyptian friend ne HI)

{ before, and that he should do so with- wrote of him: ‘I often used to go to Me ii iit
out any Church or institution behind him his rooms in the Sharia Mohammed Ali | [ i i i }
to guarantee him a salary, and that he and found him kneeling on the bare | iti} |
Should depend all his days upon the stones. One day I thought I would go | We
guidance of the Holy Spirit, and that to see him and I found him kneeling HT |

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i Ta there on the stones, So I came away great souls, who, having detached them-
Hh an Fea without his hearing me. Two hours selves from the vanities of life, have
il an Rh later, I went back and he was still lain beneath the hand of God and been
a & eee a kneeling there.’’ Gairdner’s was a great formed in the likeness of His Son. The
i Hii) 6. —slife, and the reading of it will make a reading of these biographies will help
i Hii AT preacher feel that no life is worth to kill the serpent passions in the
Af Hi al living but that of utter dedication to the preacher’s heart and turn his soul with
Hi ey: will and purposes of Jesus Christ. It more resolve to the priceless things that
i fil HH will take him back to the simplicities not all the glitter of the passing show
Hh 1 i HAT) that made his heaven once. can beguile.
i it 1a) Pie Ghandi’s autobiography will make a Such lives as these, with their stories
a 1 ane different impression, but it will not leave of sacrifice and unquenchable enthusiasm
Nh i Hl the preacher’s soul without a thrill. It in the service of their Master—and
i | ay will recall to him the possibilities of a missionary biography, particularly,
Ba single-minded purpose and devotion. It abounds in such stories—are the lives
Na ay th will disclose the purity and love _and that thrill the preacher at home when
van | RET lofty idealism that have made Ghandi the the mood is upon him to think he is
ha most-loved man in India and the greatest committed to a task beyond his power.
ne il teil Indian of this generation. We learn afresh where the strength for
il ih {| P| It will be good that Methodists in our own campaigns for Christ must be
ri |] class and lecture hall shall hear of these sought.
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Hil ee ea OW that the Home Committee preaching stations are either on, or fairly
aa i Huey I? have sanctioned the proposed near to the railway.
i i li i centralization of our Shantung The Southern part lies almost entirely
iit aa work at Wutingfu, it would, perhaps, within Shantung, and in that part of
i | HE ER be well to sketch in outline a few of Shantung which lies north of the Yellow
ae | the salient features of the new move, River and east of the great railway line
\|h i EE for the benefit of those who are keenly which connects Nanking to Peking.
ih ah PRD interested in the great work of our Our work in this Southern area extends
Hf HT | North China mission, begun seventy over into about twelve counties, and
iH | | rE RRA years ago by the Rev. John Innocent apart from the Roman Catholics, we are
Vy bat and Rev. W. N. Hall, of the Methodist the only mission working there.
HAH Hn New Connexion. The two parts of our mission are
i i HI | Our North China mission can roughly connected by a string of churches, which
PE ED be divided into two parts. The Northern are on_the railway line running South
a | it part, entirely within the province of from Tientsin.
ii Wa Tea Chihli (now called Hopei, which means The Southern half of our North China
i 1 north of the Yellow River), is geo- Mission concerns us in this short article.
PO RP Ua graphically centred in the busy mining It lies upon a great plain. There is not
uit a town of Tangshan, where Mr. Eddon a hill, not a single stone in the whole
HM TF Pe is at present stationed for evangelistic district. There are no industries. The
Hn | i] work, and where Mr. Chapman exercises whole district is purely agricultural, and
} | HH | i control of one of the finest Middle supports an immense population of
Ai fi HH Schools in North China. To the N.E. peasant people, who own small holdings
an Hh is the city of Yungping, almost within of land, usually ranging from three to
WH HH HH shadow of the great wall of China, and ten acres a family. In this large area
ra | P| to the S.W. lies Tientsin, the great port the villages are distributed fairly regu-
| i | Ht and trade centre of the area. All the larly, “denser where the soil is good,
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. Sparser towards the sea, or where the Chia Tsai and Wutinyfu, and two large i Hh |
i soil is barren or ruined by salts. These circuits. This has led to a division of Wael
villages are built of mud; usually about our very small band, and has caused iit
a hundred mud houses, shut off from a large measure of haphazardness and aa) |
each other by high walls, and sur- discontinuity, overlapping and duplica- Whi!
rounded by a large mud wall, which tion. But the work is one indivisible i || |
itself is encircled by a dry moat. It whole. The conditions of life, the Meg |
is in these little mud villages that most social, economic and religious life of | Hl
of our work lies, among a people the people, the problems and needs of il Mi
} whose lives seem to be filled with the missionary work are the same through- | lh |
the fatalism of the plain and the drab- out the whole district. It seems clear | aT
i ness of the mud. The Gospel is to us that we should tackle the evan- i il
i preached in homes where the only furni- gelization of the area as one unique il Hi
‘ ture is often a roughly-made table, a and God-given task, in the doing of WA |
large chest, two or three crude benches, which all our resources and energy We
and perhaps a chair, while the room into should be pooled. i Ht tl |
which we are shown usually contains To that end we propose to make the i i
a large bed filling half the room, and centre of our mission the same as the i i |
made of hard mud bricks. And over Strategic centre of the district. Our ik mil |
everything lies the inevitable layer of missionaries will live there and plan Wii
fine, yellow dust. out together, in consultation with our |
Every few miles there is a market Chinese ministers, the programme of | Ball |
town, a little larger than the surround- work for each quarter. Our mission Hy Ml
ing villages, and containing a few workers will all come into the one aah
4 shops, which show no signs of life centre each quarter, and there each one | HH ih
3 except on market days. Market day will give an account of his stewardship, Hl | a
comes once in five days. It is an event discuss the spiritual state of the | | li
of great interest to the villagers, break- churches assigned to his care, receive I i
ing in upon the monotony of their lives. advice as to where and how he should iH ih
They come from the surrounding vil- work through the coming quarter, and Hi
lages to the market, exchange their what is of great importance, have Hi |
produce for the simple necessities and Opportunity for religious’ and spiritual \| |
small luxuries which cannot be made fellowship with his colleagues. i a |
locally, chat with their friends and Plans are on foot to build the long- || 1 Hi
neighbours, or relatives from another contemplated hospital at Wutingfu. Mal |
village, speculate over the price of “ Though small, it will be modern, and mall |
bullock or mule, and then wend their will be central forall’ our Shantung ih
way back again to home. district. The training of Christians, a hi)
‘ Within the whole area which we are both men and women, will be centred Weil
seeking to evangelize there are about here, instead of being attempted, as me |
twelve walled cities, of which Wutingfu heretofore, at two centres. Each year i Wl |
is the most important, and of which it special meetings will be held ’ for WP i
forms the administrative and geographi- preachers, for church leaders, and for MI")
cal centre. Each city is the head of a young workers at various times during mei
i County, about the same area as a small the year. A quarterly magazine will i Hi
| English county, with an average popu- be published and printed in the city for We Hl |
i lation of about 200,000. our members who can read. The ‘first \ mi
Let us, then, look at our task. We copy is now in the press: A library of | , | i
are the only Protestant mission working religious books will be available for Wi |
in an area larger than Wales. The such as care to make use of it. L ya
Population is over 2,000,000, the num- Instead of having just two circuits as mit
ber of villages about 12,000, and the in the past, we propose that. there shall et
Number of missionaries engaged upon be about eight circuits, which will be i |
the work can be counted on one hand. much smaller in size. These will be | i |
For many years there have been two in the charge of Chinese, _under the | if i |
centres to this Shantung work, Chu superintendence of the ministers. In Hilt :
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ih 4 bh this way we trust that our hopes for a centre, will be able to render mutual
Ht Wa truly Chinese self-governing Church will assistance, and there will be opportunity
ni au Hy be realised more speedily than under for religious and_ social intercourse,
ii | the past system. which will be of special value to mis-
ne vt Dea According to our resources we shall sionaries coming in from periods of
ih HW it aim to give to the people within our work in outlying stations. When mis-
wi Hi it area the opportunity to hear the Gospel sionaries go on furlough, it will be
i ci bene preached. To that end the evangelistic easier to re-distribute the work, so
Han Ga. ei work will be more systematically that what a missionary has built up
a Ge pad tackled. Our sub-district executive, through a term of service will not go
iH yt Hy composed of all the missionaries, the to pieces when he leaves.

we ee) cae Chinese ministers and the Bible women, These are just a few of the advan-
i A al iy will decide to what market towns or tages of the new move which we con-
i Hi i biel fairs the preaching band will go. The template, and for which we have
Al i a doctor will also help in this work by thought and planned for several years.
Han a Fi | keeping a record of all the patients who We all hope and pray that it may lead
Wed Wal Ried wish to hear more of the Gospel, after to more effective service, and to a new
en ne they have left the hospital. impetus on the part of our Chinese
Hite i | HH : Besides the evangelistic aim, we shall brethren towards a _ truly Chinese
| ‘mal HH i set before us the further important task of — church. To that end we hope that we
WA aT eae i training devout Christians with the object shall have the continued support and
i HR that they shall establish and continue prayers of our friends at home, and
i il tl HH churches, without any monetary support pray that as a result of that interest
un a il Hi from the mission; and in order that we shall soon have sent out to aug-
| it i il Hh they might be able to spread the Gospel ment our staff the minister, the doctor,
it | i At ii among their neighbours voluntarily. the lady evangelist and the nurse of
thi Hiehy Our missionaries, by living at one whom we stand in need.


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ma UT Ault Collector.

ih i) Hh | Tur Rehoboth Church, in the Week St-
it ti Ht | Lo a Mary Circuit, paid a well-deserved
Hh} | i EL Pa 3 a tribute at the recent missionary meeting
Wh al i I eee i, to Miss Gladys Hicks . For twenty-two
Wh i i it By Pye years in succession she has collected for
il Fh RADY ea " Ss) ad Ba e 4 our Home and Foreign Missions, and
fl | bE | Et ‘ ial ae te the total amount handed in by her, over
it | i eee tees tee. S this period, amounts to £150 Qs. She
WA aR eo fo . | Baere | began in 1909 with £1 Is., and sur-
1 Ha ne OG ears oe i e rendered her box in 1930 with the sum
Hae See) ee of £10 2s.

WH FE ERNE ees | a The members of the Church united to
Hi i i} ieee ica | eae make her a presentation, through Mrs.
HW Ge oa be ie Bate, the oldest member of the Church,
Hi Wout ee me | Se of a handsome tea-pot and jug. The
HH it ere ee Rey. R. Pyke, who was present as the
Ht i qt eee ilar eee deputation, spoke warmly of Miss
We | aE Nae es iw prema iy Hicks’s great achievement. She has
aA i Hi ob t aaa Cage : i walked hundreds of miles, and made
AM PE PEALE or es xc almost innumerable applications, in pur-
; i H HH it : aie fake suance of her task. We congratulate her
i it Beas ns Meee bby? aera most sincerely, and hope that circum-
Vth i ee : stances will make it possible for her 17
qh HE ety 2 EES the near future to take up the work again.
( ni FH tHE | Miss Gladys Hicks. Few can do it so well; none better.

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| The Missionary Vocation. this most holy and h rable w Hi |
E find many of the students in our © What an infinity of jets ih the : Faas Hi iit
| colleges are seriously thinking of | POOr, miserable and Hee etica: oh ae | f it |
the missionary vocation, Preach- with mine! ” = es i |
| ers, teachers, doctors and technical in- W * * Wl |
| structors will be needed in increasine « : < | i
number. We feel sure that Methodist Doctor Robin's” Opinion. ii H
Yon il meen avanoe im missions all 1 fy young student man of woman, il
How have the missionaries of former im, or her, read “What It Feel, Pi > if i
a days regarded their calling? The young by “Doctor Robin.” This oung'm dic 1 i
men and women of these days are not man describes himself as the spied Hi
behind those of former times in courage, ™4M in Asia.” Why? Just bec cot | \ |
endurance, faith and_ self-denial - yet has a medical missionary’s job ech Hi) |
they may sometimes wonder whether the He writes in a letter to a friend 2ST have | i ‘|
missionary’s life is not after all rather a been to a Medical Conference in ae |
ee What have missionaries to say ees oe the least interesting ex: i a) |
: . Pee ee was to see the Medical HN a i
y group for the first time in the it i i
What the’Great Ones Sy. ae I was mean enough to feel a dash il I) h |
What have the great missionaries of One o a eee ee ee i |
fhe past said about their work? Carey my belief fe cao a ihe: : | HH i
tells us that for fifty years in India he and oni ‘ rou aang wena. ah
: pee un d only most wonderful job in the world. Wal
Ree ieee o pee then Here wasa group of folk who all seemed | | i
this he left it as his dying testi- ae | | | |
mony that the work of a mis- ’ a | Hh) i
Sionary “is the most blessed er | i Hl
Service in which any human a | | i}
being can be employed in this a ee | | i
world. ”? P ew tH | |
_ Mrs. Judson wrote in her | | ee rs. Hh H
journal at Rangoon: “Exposed “s a | a : = i | i i |
to robbers by night and in- Pad a a a | |
vaders by day, we both unite in ee Od a | ) ik
Saying that we never were hap- f es - : | i)
pier.’? Mary Moffat wrote to a = 2. 7° | pi |
‘ friend in England: “You can at | | |
\ hardly conceive how I feel Be “a . ; 4 ll |
when I sit in the house of God rg: ea & d I ]
surrounded by Christian na- |. be “ie la Hi) |
tives. Though my situation a” i] Wi
may be despicable and mean in |_ a Np i ~ il |
the eyes of the world, I feel ; ES «:; * mh
that an honour has been con- |e e% ra, Mo, I (| |
ferred on me which all the oe “Sage ag Hil |
kings of the earth could not : ae ow) i |
have done me. I am happy, Sof | qi
remarkably happy, though my —_ i Ui i i |
habitation is a single room with aa : ‘ | i | |
| @ mud wall and a mud floor.” Sy a i ii)
| And Livingstone? Here is | i At
his testimony at a time of a | |
Peculiar difficulty and hardship : ee | |
“What an unspeakable mercy it aa | | |
is to be permitted to engage in A Ningpo Student. | i Hi |
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He ouae PER
aa il inced of exactly ino
ae convinced of exactly the same thing but
i) AW ERE as applied to their own work, not ours. Annual London
i aaity Hl What right had all these people to have .o4 :
Win ae Gen j , mn beliefs and enthusiasms ;
ea just my own beliefs and enthu s Mi y D { {
i a ay about jobs which surely could not come ISSiOnal Emons [d lon
a a up to mine ? v ’ ;
i Hii} He This is how the letter finishes: “It’s Wesley s Chapel, City Road, E.C.
hit HW EERE the biggest adventure I know of, Bill, an
il ay adventure that more than satisfies ‘me, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1931.
i HL: body and mind and spirit : and it’s great
Ha Gee REA to find oneself in such a rare and goodly
ey. Gah ae Sie ees
Hh Pal iee company of fellow adventurers, Chinese Home Missions—d p.m.
i | ri and Foreign. Gee! it makes me proud : ;
it re and happy to be one of them, and, of Chairman: Sir ARTHUR SPURGEON, J.P.
i | Hi course, my job really is the best of the Speakers : Rev. E. BENSON PERKINS
Ba ati HT lot, whatever they all say and think.” (Birmingham Central Mission)..
i} I j | I ti * * * *
Ha aa Rev. W. T. NICHOLSON
Wa t Heel
Vai i | Hi Nurses at Meru.
WE ee 2k ae Rey, J. LINEHAM, B.A., Ph.D.
Wa ah BPR | n unfortunate mistake crept into our (Home Missions Secretary),
By il HH i announcement last month concerning the
ili} Pe i departure of Nurse Brassington and Nurse 5 to 6.15 p.m.—Tea in the Schoolroom, 9d.
Wa a Ee Tate for Meru. We said these two ladies
i i itl ti) were the first nurses we had sent to East 6.15 p.m.—Organ Recital.
WH eG ti Africa. This, of course, is not so. In
| ai i 1920 Nurse Jennings went to Meru. She Mr. Charles F, Warner, A.R.C.0.
i Pat Ree hoped to spend a long: period of service a a
at Be ee opie but Oo hes ceca. di
Leh ea among the people, ut to her keen dls- ~ eal Deter
i \ | | be appointment she was recalled a year later. Overseas Missions 6.45 p.m.
ii i iy Her health had suffered by her residence Chairman : H. GUY CHESTER, Esq.
ll aa in Africa, and it was hoped that a ans supported by the President of
Mn to England would re-establish it. Nurse ~ Conference (Rev. A. E. J. COSSON).
1 | Hat Roa Jennings did good work during her brief
! iI WY ] : | stay in Meru, but the absence of a doctor Speakers : Rev. W. P. BATES, M.A.
HW EL rh and a hospital made it extremely difficult (Ningpo, S.E. China).
HR | Ht ER to consolidate the work. This branch of Rev. A. C. LAMB, B.Sc.
it ait | our work was therefore held in abeyance (West Africa)-
Hilt | i MH t until the recent developments recorded in Rev. C. STEDEFORD
Hl i} | Wy i i these pages. We deeply regret the form (Foreign Missions Secretary).
I | HO) thet of our statement in March. No slight was Be oar
a intended to Nurse Jennin
Ha | gs. :
Hi { } ¥ * x * Soloist: Miss DOROTHY WRIGHT, L.T.C.L-
it | | i} Miss Violet Taylor. —_——
Hi (| it i Nurse Jennings belonged to Shernhall United Choir from London Churches.
Hn Pe eee Church, Walthamstow. Another young Conductor : Mr. E. C. MALYON
a | Hy missionary from the same Church went ater eras ;
Wi } out to Africa with her: Miss Violet Tay- Ee
Hi Tr a = Aor: Miss Taylor is now working in con- Collections for Home and Foreign
Ha | HH nection with the London Missionary Missions
) He APT Society, and Rev. A. J. Hopkins sends :
HM ad feo) NNO 1 rs anes ——_——
at Rel Ge ie Be eee ae a hand An urgent appeal is made for the Forward
i it ad INC Wis Oia riend comes to hand jyoyement at home and overseas. The efforts
i HHA in a report which has reached us of the made to meet the religious needs in new popu-
/) i fe a wonderful work which Miss Violet Taylor lations, and the great advance of our work im
i i} i! : f is doing at Molepolole, Bechuanaland China and Africa, call for the generous help of
He FR dD Protectorate. She has been in sole charge all United Methodists.
i fou of this station (L.M.S. Mission) for some Subscriptions should be sent to Rev. WALTER HALL,
| Hi FH TRY considerable time, and has earned the 87 Mount Pleasant Road, Tottenham, London, N.17-
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enthusiastic commendation of Headquar- joice that so fitting a sphere has been i Hi |
» ters for the loyalty and conspicuous ability provided for so efficient a missionary.” : il |
of her service. It is an amazing report %. m ¢ Hs a eth |
| in many ways. Medical work which oe é atl
during’ nine months entailed the treatment The Annual Missionary Meetings. | i wi |
| of 2,835 cases, an antenatal Clinic, a Ir will be seen that excellent arrange- | \| iif
j Child Welfare Class, a course of Hygiene ments have been made for the annual Wi Hl
in Day-school, and a First Aid Course meetings of the Home and Foreign Hi |
| seems to indicate a full-time job. But Missionary Societies on Monday, April 1A |
i Miss Taylor adds to this formidable pro- 27th, at Wesley’s Chapel, City Road. | ait |
gramme a graded Sunday School, a Girls’ Both chairmen are well known and Hl
Life Brigade which includes in its com- greatly respected laymen, keenly in- Hy |
a panies no less than 200 African girls, and terested in aggressive Christian work. | aa
j incidentally an exciting: Camping Ex- The speakers announced guarantee in- f i i |
pedition on the site of Livingstone’s old spiring gatherings, He Hi |
house; a Boys’ Brigade ; a Bible School We are earnestly striving to do our ne i |
for Women ; and the oversight and visi- part in meeting the needs of the new | Bt |
tation of several Out-stations. urban populations. The Home Missions i nT
| “Those of us who have never ceased Committee should have the enthusiastic | Bail |
to regret that it was impossible for us to support of all our people in their laudable | Hil 1 |
| retain the services of so devoted and enterprise. The advances made during Hei |
capable a missionary in connection with the last few years in our work overseas Tih i i |
our own work at Meru would wish that form a bright chapter in the story of our | i | ii
Miss Taylor be assured of our affection- Foreign Missions. We ask our people to HY i
ate regards and good wishes, In our give their most generous support to these Eh Hil |
a regret that she is no longer in active annual gatherings. Donations should be | ail ;
association with our own Society there is sent to Rev. Walter Hall, 87 Mount |
no .chvy ; we congratulate the Society Pleasant Road, Tottenham, London, We Hi |
which Miss Taylor now serves, and re- N.17, Hpi |
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Ink OF the bible. | el |
DDRESSING the General Commit- this moment speaking officially on behalf | pl i
A tee of the British and Foreign of any organization, not even of my own | wi
Bible Society some time ago, Dr. Church and Yenching University, of Ae il) |
Timothy Tingfang Lew said that Chinese which I ama servant, I dare say I am 1} i |
f authors use Bible terms freely; in some speaking the general sentiment of the ||
instances they quote Bible verses in their Chinese Christians on three points. i il i
writings, and some occasionally use (1) The Chinese Christians are grate- War I |
quotations from the Bible as titles to their ful to the Bible Societies and to their Hae A
pieces of writing. The renaissance mOve- supporters. It is through the help of the Meni
ment has made the Bible a respectable — British and Foreign Bible Society and its Mai |
and living Book. The missionaries who sisters, the American Bible Society and H | Hil
. Spent years of hard labour in the transla- the National Bible Society of Scotland, il ; mW |
tion of the Bible never dreamt that the that translations of the Bible by the mis- | Hi
fruit of their labours would be SO sionaries and their Chinese assistants eva |
abundant. were made possible. It is through their An Hill
But it was the attitude of the Chinese munificence that these translations are ie Hi | |
| Christians towards the Chinese version of made available to all the Chinese who HH Wik
the Bible which naturally interested those care to read them. It is through the i I
to whom Dr. Lew was speaking, and is faithful and consecrated service of the 1 i) |
@ matter of deep interest to us all. And representatives of these Societies in China Wt Ht |
here are his words: While I am not at secretaries and the thousand colpor- | ; | il |
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ane aa Rea
Hi a Hi teurs—that the distribution of the Bible shall be glad to be quoted as one of the
i i HE RRAH has been systematically carried out in all four hundred thousand Chinese Christians
i il Pt parts of China. Anyone who owns and who has the privilege to address you to-
HW a WH reads a Chinese Bible is grateful to all day and to ask you on behalf of China
i ant cl those who made these things possible, to continue steadfastly and with increas-
ih iit i and I am glad that I have this oppor- ing zeal in your good work.
Wo Ban GR : aa
i HU EEE : ae inese versions of the Bible which we
ih Paced (2) Chinese Christians have accepted are privileged to use we Chinese Chris-
a a the Bible as the Word of God. They tians are still looking forward to the day
ui i | rey have accepted it as their supreme guide in when God will raise among us Chinese
i at i] Se ce Wycliffes, Chinese Tindales and Chinese
Von Ga eee ee Martin Luthers, to give our people ver-
we sions of the Holy Scriptures which we can
i ' vel Hi t eee : regard as our own, and which will occupy
We Heth | $k . the place in our national life which the
i i AAT RHEL ‘am Se ee eee = ei work of Wycliffe, Tindale and Luther
Hi i | rT = Sea ere ae SSS occupies in their respective nations.
Wa i i| We | es =F » vv. & This sentiment was expressed very
We ey gue ~ im AF learly and definitely in the messa f
Wa a il mn <=. O @ we clearly a e y in the message o
Wa i ey Sue (Mo sei aie = the Chinese Church presented at the great
NU EL ERE eer ee fe) on tg National Christian Conference of 1922,
Ml | i Ht i iB EN ty gas a ee i the largest representative Christian Con-
it at Hh 4 ‘ey bey: Ni ference ever held se a same
ue ay Ge Gnade en acl sentiment is expressed again and again in
i | He f he pa re a g different ways in the writings of the
PAB qh | Meee Pe. \\ a Chinese Christians in recent years. Of
ill i tr pet tS EN A oe course, whatever the Chinese Christians
Wh i HL HET ee oe a oie are going to do in the future, they
A a HE Rue | ao 3 hay ee > > will have to build upon the foundation
Hi vat fi | which the Protestant missionaries have
any HH | : | laid in the last hundred years, in the same
hi a Sea ee | way that the latter built their work upon
il aaa Bee aes iB ee previous versions and upon Roman
Hi HE gener argon a Catholic historians and other mission-
A HE Sot eee eee cae aries. But however much the work will
i | | i Hi faith and practice. They believe that it depend in future on the earlier work of
i i i 1 is of more than mere literary value; it is the missionaries, an indigenous version,
iit ‘| fl of high spiritual value. They are work- When it 1s made, will perhaps be just as
I a b | ing for the wider acceptance of this Book distinct a contribution as ue yo of
it HEN cutside the Church. The Chinese Chris- Protestant se eas Bek wy Ht ane
Ho PE Gee tian constituency is very small in com- Upon Verso OOO Ca) 2
AV parison with the population of China. So distinct contribution. The existing trans-
WAH | iH far as the Protestant Church are con- lations would have been impossible with-
Pu Fe Ta cerned, there is only one Christian in a out the help of this great Society and its
Hi i t | thousand. It will be a long time before sister Societies. ¢ Those who will prod
HG | Ht wwe Chinese Christians can build up a the Coe indigenous version wile so
i i bah Society such as yours. It is the hope of look for the same generous te'p and CO-
i | the Chinese Christians that you will con- operation from you.
Wi in| tinue to carry on this noble service, and I (From “The Bible in the W orld.”’)
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Feathers” Essays. Rev, E. COCKER. Hi
HREE boys and three girls have you saw Kevern’s paper you would | a
| T taken pen and paper, and agree with me; it looks like a battle- — Bl i
scratched away with grim deter- field. NE |
| mination to tell me all about the origin |
i of the Prince of Wales’s Feathers. The The first essay I received was from vt}
boys were very much at home with the John Gill, of New Barnet, and although H Hi}
subject, but the girls were not quite so. the competition was in the February HPA
A happy. Of course, it isn’t to be ex- ‘“ Echo,”’ I got John’s effort on the Hy i |
\ pected that girls will be as happy as 30th of January. There’s smartness for vi | |
boys in a story that takes one back to you. I wrote John at once and told i i il
a battlefield of long ago, where men him I would give him a prize for being HH i
fought like beasts, and died in heaps. so prompt. John is eight and a half, el HH
Boys like that sort of story, but girls and evidently a very alert little boy. v
| prefer something more gentle and Keep that up, John, and you'll get on W |
peaceful. So I think we shall have to in any walk of life. Prompt, alert, aa
depend on the girls for the ending of methodical and reliable folk are better il |
war. I must say, however, that one of than those who are merely clever. vi) |
the boys, after a most vivid description Hi ii
of the Battle of Crecy, and the slaughter Now for the girls. It’s no use, girls. WaT i
| of the blind King of Bohemia, breathed can’t write about battles. The one {| |
a sigh down his pen, and wrote, ‘‘ What _ essential thing that all the boys saw and } (| HI |
t a pity that such a valiant man should stressed so well, the girls never saw. | | iss
be killed. Such is war!’ Yes, my Here was a blind king, with all his Meh th |
boy, such it is: the enemy of mankind. pals around him, fighting to the death, Hh || Hil
It is not in war that we must long to until at last they lay piled up in a gory at
fight, but against war, the common heap. For the boys, that beautiful and Hi ‘|
enemy. George Whatmough, of Lincoln, attractive scene was in the very centre | |
the writer of the essay, signs himself, of their vision, all else was mere trim- Hil
“Yours ‘ Teach’ fully.” George is ming. But the girls—no, they couldn’t ||
evidently full of teach, and anxious to see it, they’re not made that way. I’m i} rn
fill up my emptiness. Well done, not going to say that their essays were | i
George! not nice to read. They were so nice Hi
that I am going to send each a little Hi HH |
The essay from Kevern Stafford, of gift. Annie Marquis sent all the way, HF i
4 Lower Darwen, has more in it than from St. Peter Port, Guernsey, and a Hi
f George’s, and after reading it I felt very neatly written essay, too. Another ame
that Kevern was a born craftsman. It came from Margaret Lawton, of Long- Wl
seemed to me that all clocks must have ton, a place I know very well. Long- Hl 1 |
stopped in Kevern’s house when he ton is a charming place, almost as. al | |
Spread out his paper and seized his charming as a battlefield, Thanks very meu J
pen for the great task. The beginning, much, Maggie, for your information. Wh Hii i
| when the clocks stopped, must have The third came from Dorothy Neal, of i Hi
been a tense moment, like the kick-off Pendleton. I was there not long ago, Hi
at a football match. And one must Dorothy. I went to Irlam o’ t’Heights, t ii
think of a muddy field, too, with Kevern and although I got there, I couldn’t IR I HHH]
ploughing his way through to score find the heights anywhere. Where are We Hi |
right under the posts. Last Sunday a_ they? Perhaps you’ll write and tell me. 1 | HH
| boy in church told me that Amen meant Dorothy came nearer seeing what the: 1 | i i
| “ That’s all.’? When Kevern finished boys saw than the other two girls, but ik } i i
his essay I feel somehow that he not quite near enough. So the order of ] all i |
breathed a sigh which dried the ink, merit must be: George Whatmough and | i Hi |
and said, ‘‘ That’s all.’’ I’m sure, if Kevern Stafford bracketed first, and eal |
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i iH Ay Missionary Meetings and Conversions
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i ey John Gill second. I am sending prizes Feathers. is ICH DIEN, which means
Hh oy Fur to all three, and something to the girls ‘‘I serve.’’ Could there be a finer
ine tha Gane as well. How I shall-get my boots motto than that? Make it your own.
eee eas g y tO y
HI bia mended I don’t know. Write it small on paper, wrap the paper
1 HE All alike tell me that the motto asso- in a piece of bread, swallow the lot,
iH iit NE ciated with the Prince of Wales’s and get the motto into your very bones.
we g y y
iy Sau RURD fo ao <=
ih aa Reed
nil Hi
i Wil Missionary Meetings
Hn aa KORE °
t ny Rev. W. H. BOURNE.
BE and Conversions.
a ae | He EADING through the missionary reports of other fields and circuits, when
| ; rey -reports of an old Bible Christian given by the deputation, stirred up a feel-
a Magazine (1874) I have been ing of intense evangelical interest. The
i H i il HE greatly struck by the frequency with troubles involved in raising sufficient
il EE REE i which reports of conversions at missionary money to beat the previous year’s total
i i i! fe anniversaries appear. Again and again, in no way seemed to rob the anniversary
i ay in sending up their accounts to the Con- of its primary purpose: the winning of
i i | i i nexional Missionary Secretary, the Rev. souls for Christ.
a aa Ha F. W. Bourne, local ministers tell of souls It was this same searching for souls in
a Hi responding to the call of Christ. It the missionary meetings of the Con-
PE TERE ERR makes one wonder why such things do pexion that led the Conference ten years
i i | | i not take place still. after the publication of the magazine
an a HH i It may be that sixty years ago there from which these extracts are taken, to
HOM fb) ERR RNA was greater evangelical zeal than now, leap to the o ortunit resented in
He PEP g g P pportunity p
WA) GE bE PRUE and that the stress was-laid as much upon China. The circuits had become so
i | BY REED the original resolution of the Bible Chris- saturated with the real aim of all mis-
AN | fit tian Conference a hundred years ago to sionary endeavour that God’s leading was
t Ht i | evangelize the dark places of this coun- clearly seen and their faith accepted.
aH I i Bae try by the Missionary Society. The fact Time has changed, and methods of
aL EY ele remains that the missionary meetings Gospel appeal have altered within the last
Vea Ht Res avere taken as a special means of bring- sixty years, but the purpose of all mis-
Hi) HT eh ing home the evangel to the congregation. — sionary meetings is the same that it
Hi Hi i t Here is a typical report of March, always has been. The world for Cea
tl Hi Hi 1874: “Kilkhampton ; All the missionary — Which includes the very meeting in ue
Wl guid meetings for the present year in this cir- the claims of Christ are being’ stresse aa
tl | i i i cuit have been held, and on the whole {ar as the ce beyond ape Cones
ltl aig have gone off well. By the time our ac- What an inspiration it would give
HN Ah, counts are made up we shall be from £8 jaded missionary workers in our circuits,
| He PEER to £9 in advance of last year. At Wood- who have been compelled to emphasize
Ra ft Ht ford and Bush souls were crying for the financial element of their labours, if
HT tt ik mercy, and five or six professed conver- at the close of a service in which “Christ
WW FE EEE sion. Last Sunday six were in distress for Africa” had been preached, a soul
ih fi if for salvation, among them some old men was brought unto Him as a consequence !
Wa He ae bordering on seventy years of age. At Perhaps we hear so little of this for the
tH Han Hartland God has poured out His Holy yeason that we have somehow separated
Hn te ta Spirit and about fifteen persons have pro- evangelism from “foreign” missionary
HHH Hi fessed conversion. appeals in our minds. If _so, we have
i t| fil It does not detract in the slightest made the very mistake which all advo-
He fh EE from the value of such testimony that the cates of a universal parish are seeking’ to
Hh i ] main work of the Bible Christian Mis- remedy. We shall only unite the two ap-
i | te sionary Society in those days was to raise peals, “Home” and “Foreign,” by ex-
Pa Ed Re funds for Home Missions. It was the pecting as great a submission to Christ
If | | spirit in operation that mattered, and the in either appeal.
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A “At Work in Hunan.” began by meeting for an hour twice a Hh
; (Swanwick Recalled.) week, they soon found a daily lesson ve]
\ : necessary. 1 | tit
HOSE who were at the Women’s Another group of educated girls, in- Mea |
Missionary Conference at Swan- cluding’ the hospital nurses, meet each l i
wick, last October, will remem- week for Bible study, and so are being Hy it}
Ree ie tee Cuthe trained for further service, Hl HI
rt a game. ni d - a 5 : Baa |
| The account ae ai Work an Pann ne Sometimes, writes ee Cuthbert- HH i i
| most interesting. ‘“ Always in that oe ve ep ee on ae SHeet 1 Weil
Story,’’ she says, ‘‘ there must be Mrs, ‘*¢ ue Piessdehaite ae af Serer ee 14 Hh I
Ts’ao, the Biblewoman. It is no use UCh with new people. eee on |
BSH es 5 the Chinese street are also the homes, Wen
| thinking of me alone. S 3 Hea |
: , : and as you walk along you can see the i Hi |
‘ Mrs. Ts’ao is an interesting old lady. women busy with their household duties, . Hi
Many years ago she was stricken with spinning, embroidering, making coolies’ By
blindness. In those days she was an straw sandals, making shoes, all busy mi]
idol worshipper, but she had friends who from morning until night. As.we walk Bil
knew of the Mission Hospital, and took along, we smile at these women and } Hil
her there. She had to have treatment give the usual greeting: ‘ Have you i |
for a few weeks before her eyes could be eaten your rice?’ They are friendly i il
operated upon. During that time she folk, and after replying, they usually | |
heard the Gospel stories, and in her invite us to come and sit awhile. Then We HH |
heart there rose a great hope. Surely — foflow the usual questions, ‘ What is | Hi Hl
the good Jesus who cured blind people your honourable name?’ [I reply that Hy i |
when He was on earth would cure her my small name is Koh. I then ask TH
if she asked Him! The hospital evan- wiat is their honourable name, from Hi |
gelist taught her to pray and prayed what worthy town they come, and how mii
} for her. Later, the operation was per- many honourable sons they have. Then i Hi |
\ formed and was successful. Now she they ask me from what: honourable iF iI] |
loves to tell others of Jesus. The country I come. Mrs. Ts’ao is always | ri
Chinese say of her that her reputation waiting for that question, and hastens iil) |
| has a “‘ fragrant perfume.”’ to tell them why I have travelled all 1h Hi i
To teach and encourage their own those thousands of li. Soishe gets in i Nh i
| members is part of Miss Cuthbertson’s the Gospel story. |
work. She and Mrs. Ts’ao visit them ‘“ When we arrange a special meeting Hi |
in their homes, showing them in every for these women, we visit every home Weil |
| possible way that they wish to be their and personally invite every woman we _ | Hil
friends, and thus point them to the see. On the chapel walls we hang i HI
great Friend of all. pictures of incidents in the life of Jesus, H | i }
A number of women, keen to learn to and after the service, when all are BY |
read their Bibles—no easy task—formed drinking tea, the women of our church i Ht 1
themselves into a class. To be able to take the other women to the pictures ihe | WW
read her New Testament, a Chinese and tell them what they mean. Though | |
woman must learn to recognise 1,000 most of our women are illiterate, they |
different characters. So, though they have a definite knowledge of the stories i i} |
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Hi a Hh of Jesus, and a real experience of the forsaken the gods and are a Christian.”
an fa rtd love of God. They tried to persuade her to send
a ac a ifts t Kc

Hae fall Hil ‘““ Every Saturday we must walk along a i a a ae Re c eae
Wi a HY the principal streets, inviting the little ae ae USCC ee Bea. o oon
Bee ones to the Sunday School next day. sick little woman inthe midst of all
i A When we see a little child, we call: those heathen neighbours greatly stirred
i Hy VER ‘ Little one, to-morrow is erat people’s Miss Cuthbertson, and she determined to
Hn Ra aR ; ? try. ts pot i

i Hi Hy worship day. Eat your breakfast, then oe eee to ee and oa ee
mal Hh come along quickly.’ It is no use 4 So ore eee pe mean at i
Wa cel Bee telling them the hour to come. Hardly or eae ae ea no small
wh iH a a house possesses a clock, and those ae ee are nae : aha
Ha i Fu there are are almost sure to be an hour d Su ae | Ss oe OS ae ae
a Se aonisst or slows Nowone: worries . Ot Ste then exes MOumne: He
He ak Pe Shout the time: * journey was accomplished, and six
Vik ait en ae eee : weeks after her admittance into the
ih i | These workers have also concern for hospital, Mrs. T’an returned to lied
Ni) 1| | Ht } the: women on the eight out-stations in village a cured woman, and a marvel to
Hh aL BAER | a circuit of 100 miles, a very consider- ey neighbours. It was as if one had
Hy i | | i able is tace in China, which must be come from the dead.

Won HELE covered either by walking or being The women of Hunan are at present
WA a en Sa ee chair. These villages can passing through a time of persecution.
Wa i only receive occasional visits. How Already they have suffered. This was
a He RT| worth while the journeys are is illus- jpeir spirit. Old Liu Po Po, over
Hl i i Ht i trated by incidents like the following. seventy, was dragged round the streets
ut il Hl In a certain village, Miss Cuthbertson and beaten, but she clung to her great
it Hee missed one of the women members, and treasure, her New Testament. When
wi | | tt . asked about her. All, with sad looks, that was taken away, with the threat,
PW HE GL BEER replied rs. an is dying. hen e will burn this and a e Bibles in
ey A plied, “Mrs. T’an is dying.” When ‘‘ We will burn this and all the Bibl

Ni 1 Ha she went to see her, Miss Cuthbertson China, then you Christians will have
Wa i i thought it was really so, While they nothing,’’ she laughingly replied, ‘‘ You
We BL EERE talked together, the woman told how can burn the Bibles if you wish, but we
| i il Piatt every day for many weeks her heathen have it in our hearts.”
i i He i neighbours had taunted her, saying, Pray that these women may be given
HK Ht RE ‘‘Vour husband’s business has failed strength to stand firm, and that God
| Hl rel (which was unfortunately true), and now’ will give them His own peace.

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fl —St. PAUL To THE Romans (Dr. A.S. Way’s Translation). [6p 1 i
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A Methodist Conference {fy yupspetuma. Hi | |
in Miao-land. \ | |
N a Saturday afternoon, in January, — so as to take part in the \) a |
Stonegateway was the centre of gatherings. Ordinarily they would not ii || il
stir and bustle. The preachers, have walked quite so far, but brigandage iI HH
school teachers and lay representatives had compelled them to follow circuitous | Hi \ |
tramped in from twenty-nine different routes, thereby making long roads. | Hi B
circuits scattered throughout the area longer. | Patil
which we usually speak of as “ Miao- One of these men, Chang’ Kuang ) ml
land... They were gathering for the Ming, had a remarkable story to tell. il
Annual Meetings which are to the Miao Hecomes from Long Sea, a centre about ie i i |
' what Conference is to those of you at which Mr. Pollard frequently wrote. Wt ii | fe
home. Owing to general unrest and to the dan- Wei
Each carried his homespun felt cape gers of brigandage, I have not been able. | Ba
which in the day time keeps out the cold to visit Long Sea since 1916, though I ii i ill
and at night serves as bedding. It was think Mr. Parsons was able to get there i Wi
of extraordinary interest to meet and chat in1919, However, in spite of so long am hl ||
with these men—unfortunately we are absence of missionary assistance the work mei il
not yet sufficiently advanced to have goes on; the Church lives. Nh Hil
women representatives—after they had Last year brigands shot eleven of our a} HI
rested their weary limbs. Long Sea members, but even this has not Ht HH}
| My English friends have not yet rea- led to the closing of the little chapel, il || | |
lized what a wide area is covered by where Sunday after Sunday between forty ft! i
United Metho- cies sth See aS 3 Hi i Hi |
dism in West |RRBEARRS Tg tes sagc cate We age rt en ee Ge Sta ae HL il Hi)
, China, nor can |AIM colt Go te Hh |
ey visualize Weta) ges eae = pee poe eaten 3 eae ii
| the’ crowds of |S MIRE ewer GN GRC Gs ky Grea AL
| aborigines with peer LL ey i ae) | | |
whom we are in |eeeae gs peep pe oe A ye 3 reel Yt (
contact. Repre- [PY Gm EE SS PTS es eran i
aie from |i. gy yo EA re Se a“ y Pn i H h
the nearest {je SY, ee Sie ae: aes ve . Pee ND | ‘i i
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twenty miles Pee Ac |. Soave She Ane WN EN mee
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but four men [iG aye (De wae Ss pels | i)
from the far- [Moe FP By ) Ok. . Geek Vein eS mv |
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thest chapels eo eee a lise Cy — i ee Bs i |
hadtramped for -| === oe Ae ane RD De a |
Seven. days — | simmRinmsesiaeesce SS oe 6 ee : | i |
one hundred Some of the Miao Preachers gathered in Session. [Photo: Rev.W.H.Hudspeth M.A. iM HHH 1
and forty miles Rey. W. H. Hudspeth, M.A., is in the centre of the Group. | i i i} |
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i an aH and fifty Miao meet in Christian fellow- of our people. Many of us have come

A AU ship. Should there be brigand move- to the conclusion that, with a few ex-

ii meee i ments, spies, armed with bows and_ ceptions, the constant upheavals in China:

HN iH A poisoned arrows, watch the approaches and the anti-foreign movements have

i ai bY while Chang Kuang Ming conducts the seriously injured the spiritual life among

hi Hi Hi Sunday services. At Hmao-Gah-Zao, all the Churches. This is our problem, |
ih il Ht another part of this circuit, the people the problem of problems, but perhaps one |
Ha i Hy have been so harassed that for four years most helpful sign is that our preachers
+ Wil HI) they lived in caves, and during the past recognize it. We need more than any-
| I i HT three years in booths within an armed thing else a great spiritual uplift, an out-
i} mt CMD camp. ouring of the Spirit of God
chal camp. pouring of the Spirit of God,”
ih qi} HT) It gladdened my heart to learn that The question of wizards and witches
A | FER these people also gathered together for comes up annually. These magicians of
i Vay PARE Christian worship, but I was saddened to a black art do the work a great deal of
ili i i hear of others who were scattered and harm and cause considerable unrest.
i i a driven away by sanguinary lawlessness Education and the return of Dr. Wu are
AW i Peed and had wandered about from place to lessening the effects of wizardry, but
a ee place until they did not know which day — superstitions die hard. People both hate
Wa a was Sunday. Hymn books, together with and fear the wizard, and at times one
Wa i i ie | New Testaments, being burned or lost, meets with painful experiences of what |
it a their children could neither sing nor read. villagers will do in a frenzy. I heard of |
HH i il ny On some of these Miao meeting one of a case where a wizard, supposed to have I
WH i] Li t our Chinese preachers they burst into caused the death of a man, was beaten
| a ty Ge te tears and begged him to ask Hmao-li-nah until he was unconscious and then buried |
i i i el qt (Stonegateway) to send them a teacher. while still alive under the coffin of the
| I beg of you all to pray for these scat- man whose death he had accomplished.

HN ae ty EERE 8 yy; J Pp |
Hi Hi ii tered sheep. Other questions causing us anxiety »
iH an) i There is neither time nor space to de- are how to stamp out concubinage
i i Reh scribe our meetings in detail, but some amongst the Ch’uan Miao and old un- |
Vy i HTH of the subjects discussed will be of no savoury marriage customs among our

iH Ait Hee small interest. A long discussion was Flowery Miao. Much time was given to
AE RL RRR held on how to deepen the spiritual life considering ways and means of educating |

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our Christian girls. It was pointed out to then he had not been able to read a | vil |
that educated boys can only marry un- single letter, and his face simply shone | ‘ti |
educated girls, and this leads to disaster. as he told us how in spite of his age he Atl |
Among the Miao there are over a thous- had learnt to read his New Testament BU Hh |
| and Christian girls, but though we have from Matthew to Revelations. As I lis- Fl wi |
twenty-five schools for boys we have no tened to him and watched his glowing } wilt
school for girls. Youask me why? Be- face, I said within myself that surely it eT |
cause we are deplorably understaffed. is only the power of Jesus Christ that tl i |
The preacher from Chu-Tsung-Hai re- can accomplish such a change as this. We
ported that when the chapel which was “Thanks be to God for His unspeakable | |
being built there was half up the landlord — gift.” i t Hi |
had forbidden them to proceed any In West China ‘the blind receive their i ih
) further with the building lest the luck of sight, and the lame walk, the deaf hear, | HH I |
his yamen should be affected. _ and the poor have the Gospel preached Weel |
An interesting question was raised by to them.” ih i |
the Evangelist from Peach Plain, which : Hi Hi |
is five days’ journey distant from Stone- Se Wel
gateway, ten days there and back. At He} 1 |
| Peach Plain is an old Ch’uan Miao Rey, J. £, Leigh, Neil |
seventy-five years of age. He has been West Africa. Hi i |
under Christian instruction os SOs One OL ode octewiene Ae ae Hi i |
and now wishes to be baptized. He feels hesite Ree hh eal i |
that if he does not receive baptism PrCtren, Kev. J. E. Leigh, has passed Hi
Heaven will not welcome him. He is 2W&y- He was well known to many in He
+. this country, having frequently visited Wei tl
too old to walk to Stonegateway, and it 7, Sore aN IDS. q yy HI wi |
| dior ngland and attended Conference. He |) i |
> may be four years before a missionary Was HEMT ELEOE (HEE In SEE cts al |
will be free to visit the old man’s home. 5.7 (G, Bea eee Hi
| Sean ark College, entering it in 1891. We Bai |
| Just how we shall meet this difficulty I ose lish eS ae
do not know, but something’ will need to Reo Dunustie an apprecialon of Mr. a H |
betisne ) 8 Leigh in our next issue by Rev. E. i
eae Cocker. We offer our deepest sympath me a
While Wang’ Cheng Yung, one of our fe Mc. Leiaieaed hes aauenieke pathy i i
younger preachers, was away from home & || | |
teaching in a small school two of his chil- mH
dren died; a sore trial to a youthful se | Th |
Christian. : ti I |
| In harmony with the’ Five. Years’ THERE is a doctor practising in Liver- Baty |
| Movement in China, we started a cam- poo] to-day who tells of a rugged old ai | |
paign having as our purpose that every sailor who recently came to his consulting mii |
man, woman and child in the Miao ;o0m for medical advice, and who began nt |
, church should be able to read his Miao o tell of the strange places he had ih |
\ New Testament and hymn book within yjsited on his voyages. Not long before at |
the next two years. Everybody felt this he had landed on a little island off New a
| was a minimum, and all were moved by Guinea, and strolled about under the i wi |
an experience related by an old Chris- guidance of a native “boy ” who under- a |
| tian sixty-five years of age. Three years took to “show him the place: = Theres | tie
ago this man passed through a great sor- Captain,” said the guide, “that is our Te
row, and for a long while he could not Church.” “Church!” growled the Hil
find peace. One night, in a dream, a Captain. “Missionaries, I suppose. | Hi a
\ man appeared to him, telling him that to [Pye no use for the—missionaries!” mal |
find contentment he must learn to read, “Spoiling the natives ; curse the mission- i Hh fi
and that he should be able to read his aries!” The native took the visitor to a |
New Testament; then this dream-man clearing in the bush and said, “Captain, Hi
Proceeded to teach the dreamer, letter do you see that ring of stones, and that ie ih
after letter, sentence after sentence, para- white stone in the middle? If it were not ai a
Staph after paragraph. for the missionaries, we would have had | | i
At that time the narrator of this ex- you cooked on that stone by this time!” i Hil i |
Perience was sixty-two years old, and up From “ Couriers of Christ.” i ni
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i an Mission House. 4 |
a “1: : Siete Tuti the victorious Southern

iW il sath New Hospital This year ee the ae Be bioapht low by cuca |
ti Thee geet in Wuting. fulfilment of a long- : iwals After alleen
' aa ies i tery soon after his arrival. After

} iY: . cherished ee wee ie the Chinese doctors to do their worst,
a erection of a hospital in Wuting, en Wecseniotor Di Craddock: who very am '
a “i ih China. _ The purpose was formed y ae plsced Hin Gaethe yond th eechvce ae )
a Ht Ne eee See Gs es Dee thereby secured for the mission a staunch

i i HI Gay) Ae cue Oueiine Chenc conuy cae d grateful friend. Other persons of

Ht MY: born of the desire to erect a worthy and g : Tt

WHA aaa Ht eae ° local prominence have been glad to avai \
a vi i, L memorial in honour of the numerous seers Of the seis ee De Col
ey, Christians connected with the M.N.C. cae cats icine aaa

Hi ey ae 1 : | dock, whose fame is rapidly rising

Vi Tt Mission in North China, who suffered oS me

Wa rdom in the Boxer rising of 1900. extending. 3

UY marty Edo . i desig- None can fail to realize the value of

WH ean A In anticipation the hospital was leS1g Z olietic apenee

an ea ea P ; 2 ot tal work as an evangelistic agency

Ha a FAVE Z he ‘Martyr Memorial Hospital. hospital w as al SaaS
en eee ETE oe 5 ; Many Chinese desire to understand the |
| Hl \ monte Manone “wore < Tecaweds ane ae G ai because of the kindness and heal-

en i i Bh marked for the scheme, but for various ‘ ne Pekdived Gh the tMiacon ee |
H | Hl | 4 | reasons which need not be nee Be aie i Soi eee ye
WM FER BED 5 3 : an :
WM et Gn ERE the project did not mature. The p Sos ce oe ete

Wy i} | i} i has been revived and forms an se expression of the sp

Mint ' ah = . :

a feature in the reorganization whic : t | there

WH HEL ERR makes the town of Wuting the centre of Our Meru In point of Der |
He te sea : ; Hospital is no comparison between
i Hi | our extensive mission in the Shantung ospital. lated ‘Shine >
| Nt tat i province densely pons are on
i i THEA No doubt the long delay has resulted tung and sparse popu aoe hee |
ti i 1 ee in the erection of a ae oe es a eee Acacia

Vi a EL A i than was. first contemplated. n the is the same. g his :

i Hil Ht | preparation of plans we were fortunate in charge of the Meru eee ae |
Wan EE HH in securing the professional services of a_Brassington Hee ele ee ei

Hit i Had United Methodist friend in Shanghai, 24 of whom ave oe ee ie aa

a nt ea Mr. J. Haydn Miller, A.R.I.B.A. The the eee rey oe ee ee

Hil | i hospital building will cost £3,027, the cases ae ies ae ee

TM A HE SAREE : : Rane Td P rived. ie ,

il | eta oan ise ie or Hibse who entered the hospital, at least |
He HE ERRE ouse , pans G © . i i had not

i H th SPEER £4,467. After absorbing all the money eight must have died if eee o
HAE FETT previously allocated for this purpose, a received proper treatment P ae

We EE EAERS £2,650 was needed for the com- Africans go to the hospital only as a la
Wal ti Bene ee Sea Thi t has resort. Native prejudice and superstition

HG BE it pletion of the scheme. This gran ‘ sort. : fesonct and te eat Somme |
WH aE TEE been made from the special £30,000 have to be over 51 pet the people

Hi | 1a | Fund, showing again how invaluable that witch doctor bro ken, before p : |
Hi AE Rae a Sea in developing’ our will venture inside the hospital and sub-
a special fund has been in developing L i ‘ ante

WN | ik] P ; t to foreign treatment. Nothing could

WANE i i enisionety, Sree 6 a siete to dispel the fears of the
ii) Hl native women as the arrival of Nurses \
et a The Local The scope ae Berd Oe Tate and Brassington. The nurses safely

Wea TA CHAT a Need. such a _medical mission landed at Mombasa on March Bth; they
Wa HE a Coen cg oe aioe were met by Dr Brassington and began

Mi Hi been demonstrated during the year 1930. their inland: journey. to Meru two days

HI || With only very inadequate accommoda- inte:

HH H THR tion, Dr. Craddock has treated on

Hi i tH patients, performed 15 OPE eee RhesNew Ere -Acwloresfopetul oon ee

fh Hh FEAT made 83 visits to outside patients. ese . ea ao ac CTaaeaTh

Wy ea ¢ : laim the skill of the in China. springing up =

Hii be grateful patients procla finds f cat eeoreeen

40/0) a issi d enhance the value nds frequen pres

a a) missionary doctor, and in the Chinese press, and is sometimes

Hil| i in of the mission in public esteem. — described as the dawn of a new day. This

i Ht The young’ mandarin appointed to described as

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hopefulness is largely due to the cessa- and members of the local government. But Ve ii \\
tion of civil war, but it finds a more posi- during the past year there has not been Hn Hy \
tive basis in the process of reorganization _ the slightest direct opposition to our work, i Hi i i
| which is rapidly taking place in every except that some of our schools have had Hl i Ht
| department of Chinese national life. The to suffer government rivalry.” i Hl
; prospect of better relations with other The new attitude immediately provides } f Hl Hy l
countries, the establishment of a new _ the conditions favourable to the work of | aii i
| judicial system, the promotion of religious evangelization. Consequently this work i ' Hi) ii
| freedom and a proper system of educa- has received much encouragement. Mr. ie wii] |
tion, the formulation, through the com- Smith says: “I spent a good deal of time ih | Hl
ing National Conventon, of effective con- in visits to the churches, and in evan- | Hi ||
stitutional government, all these move- gelistic preaching at fairs, markets and Went |
\ ments help to stir the heart of China on the village streets. About the time of i i |
with high expectation. Accompanying the Chinese New Year several of our We iii I
these secular changes there is a great preachers conducted evangelistic bands Heat || |
spiritual awakening of the Church of within their districts and were greatly We i
Christ in China, under the name of ‘The assisted by local members. The evan- | Hi i i |
Five-Year Movement,” which aims at gelistic work, apart from bringing new } a |
doubling the number of Christians in inquirers into the Church, has the effect A \
China during that period. Undoubtedly of breaking down misunderstanding and aN \
| a new day is dawning in China. prejudice. We have had many happy i Hl i [
After the recent stormy period experi- ¢*Periences while doing’ this work, and Wi
| enced by missions in China, there are 1 has borne direct fruit in that a few HI
many indications that they are now en- honest and serious-minded men have | a
| tering upon the most fruitful and pro- joined themselves to a Another thing | i |
> gressive chapter in their history. If only which has given us great satisfaction is a ee
the Churches of the West, by their gifts that ‘on almost every occasion when. we i) HI |
| and service, could keep step with the have done evangelistic preaching we have | i Hi} \
| extending opportunities, the face of the had voluntary help, and personal testi- f \ i
| Orient would be completely changed OY from some “of our members. | {| i
during the pr ion. Wha : Hy |
ons ve. ne =! oe ee ca Gleanings from The Wenchow _ District | |
containing one quarter of the human race, Venchow. EOD OS ab apiisms Hy | |
were won for Christ ! during the year. Many mi |
| oe and oe. we resulted in ! | Ii i
a oe : a decrease of eight adult members, but MI ii
ae ae Spirit Many of our missionaries there is a gratifying increase of 98 junior || il |
| OLCOICNE feel the effect of the members, and of 122 members on proba- Hil Mii
_ changed attitude of the tion. The total membership in this Dis- mE
public mind in China. Hl I
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Rev.’D. H.Smith, gee oe as | | 1}
B.D., writes con- Be ee | Be eee fie ee i) |
| cerning the people ee ee oe Kiccoee i |
| in“ his wide circuit | ~~ Fi No PStg Ve ee iti
in Shantung. “We | 7 © oy Ait Sr & ee hl
have noticed a dis- | : ; ) ” ros aw j i) ie
\ . Re : ; s ae & Bh
tinct change of tone Barer a i fe pee 1h |
|. in the general atti- [7 gy FN oe Bi
tude towards us. ean ae Wi ge i i | Hi
Whilst the villagers |>2 9 75 ae iz lf b. gees | aS i ce i i HI
have, on the whole, ae BIEN 125 At Me Fai) se eee vi
been’ remarkably | ial ee, OVE Weed aa A
friendly to 1s | ii Seen a oe ee i |
pees co \) oe Bae epee emo 8 nod Sage, es i iy
through all the past ee ee of oe ee OS aS an gt sore a Soa a i Wi
years, we have had re Oe oe ee SS ea gu cae ee eS ee ‘| i i
to face the oppo- © Go en, HA MESSE Tine Se ee ae ai
sition of students, Two Miao women spinning thread. [Photo: Rev. W.H. Hudspeth, M.A- i; i |
85, on |
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| i The Late Mrs. W. E. Soothill
i uy AT trict is 13,024, embracing 3,106 adults, Societies will be formed, as the result of |
ii ay Hi) 2,012 juniors and 7,906 on trial. the visit of Mr. Chou, the National Chi-
ni it il Rev. I. Scott thinks it is probable that nese C.E. Secretary, to the Wenchow
i wal HH about fifty new Christian Endeavour District meeting. |
Ha aH aa
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i} iH he Late
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i) Hl Mrs. W. E. Soothill.
i il ses ;
Hy vi HI T is with sorrow that we record the China, with the larger powers those pos-
Ht HH nt death of Mrs. W. EE. Soothill. sess who enjoy an endless life?
t i Ae HH Though she had_ been in failing Mrs. Soothill had great gifts, but her
a hall health for some time hopes were enter- greatest were those of her heart. She |
en Hl it tained that she would recover. But this had that unselfish interest in others which
Ma ai FLEE was not to be, and she passed into the is the real mark of the saint. In very
WAN HG) REED perfect life on Wednesday, March 25th. many circles it will be felt that some rare
Nt ty hee r y :
A Ha We offer our deepest sympathy to Pro- fragrance has been withdrawn by her (
Hh aH fessor Soothill, to Lady Hosie, and to passing hence.
We eae r. Victor F. ill in their bereave-
i wah \ ee ictor F. Soothill in their bereave- Rey, J, W. Heywood:
Hl Hi i : ee N writing this short and inadequate |
i Hit i Two of our missionaries who have tribute to the late Mrs. W. E.
4h i Hl Hi ih known Mrs. Soothill intimately, and have Soothill, ‘A Mission in China”
Wl ti HI } shared her lab- ‘ must take pre- |
en HT ST ours in China, ‘|h= ma] cedence of /
Mh Wi i and Rev. W. |ieagee “Ngao-du,”
an Ht HHI Rupert ee i : sO ae = 2|. Oxford,thecity |
Ma HHI HN who was her : Ce a. | of many col-
Wan Eat SEE minister until : fe ee leges ; or T’al-
Hi ! aa | recently in Ox- fe 1) ae ss yuen, the capi-
Wi i i} Hi) ford, bear their eee m ig sae EES ‘ tale cit y. 208
HV testimony to | eh {Le es ee ee Shansi Pro-
i i Hi her gracious | Qa ae cial vince, with its
ih Hl Hn character and OE ae famous Chinese
Ii Hl i her beautiful ; yeaeee = — a Ss ena University ; or
Hin i iit 1 service. From oo i Game "=| even of “ The
a HI 1884, when she ee | city of Direct
TW HET went to China || — © ae | Rule,’ Peking.
i! HF Hii to marry Rev: |i aa Qe Wenchow, 2
Way W.E. Soothill, [2 9 ‘aaa | comparative’y
ih | Ha she loved the ee a z ee) we small _ prefec-
We TE Chinese people. la. tural Cty eee
Vt le She did a work | oe | tthe South-Eas:
WaT He i for Chinese’ |Site ca ey eS tern Province
1 women and MMe fey 2 | of = Chékiang,
i} HEA girls which en- |e e Be oe eg] §=(was,we believe,
Nh HI WE ae Me ae fae ey —— = ee ae 5 ee first in the af-
EL UE ay;indeed her |(ee 0) Mey 7g > Ba 4] fections, hope-
ih i ih work will never ae Bee : ce es eae i oe ful desires and
HW TL AE cease, for the (7 | a - © | consecrated
WM Fh TARE service of ipve Oe oe ee ome eh } | services of the
Hh 1 ti is immortal. |B eee ON A Beene eB an j lad
! , | HALE | May it not be a pcacce eee AoE eS Bee ne ae
i 1 : pee A
ith | We eet Core ee oe a ee ei ps) Churches $0
Win fe tae still a work for |= Dich ae ae i) i kaeee| ~—deeply deplore,
th | th her to do for Mrs. W. E. Soothill. and where the
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The Late Mrs. W. E. Soothill Hpi)
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news of her passing will fill many hearts byes,” spoken with shining eyes. It was | 1
with grief and sorrow for the loss of a_ the last “farewell” to a people amongst ' a
| “ Mother ”’ to many of the yellow race. whom she had lived a life of faith, | sym- | A |
The words of St. Paul, “We were pathy, cheerfulness and loyal service. aii |
gentle among you, even as a nurse The Lord and Master of us all has. i mit
cherisheth her children,” aptly applies to spoken His tribute to our dear departed : 1 Hi i |
the first woman missionary of our Wen- “Well done, good and faithful servant, lh ul I)
chow Churches, who, frail in body but and He will not be unmindful of those | ii !
strong in spirit, devoted herself whole- that mourn. ii il i
heartedly to Christian ministration and Pey A, H. Sharman: Wei '
\ - charity to the Chinese women and girls RADERS Of the Eco cannortbut i i i
during her twenty-three years’ residence R be erieved to know that Mrs a I |
7 i Sasha teasy Rai |
ee ee 1284 16075 were ul W. E. Soothill, a true and devoted Weal, I |
These Ears: or 2 i 2: WEEE ny, 4 worker for China, has passed from our Ha HI \\
period of: ; Bioperine Days. Ou and: aidst And yet our note should be one nl Wi |
destruction in Wenchow city daunted her of gratitude that God has permitted her - att |
not. Happy and contented was she to 4, jahour so long and so successfully for Maal |
share the loneliness and dangers of her 44. salvation of the Chinese people. S Hl i |
devoted husband. A new ee a Mrs. Soothill received my wife and | wh i
erected which became more than a build- myself into her home in Wenchow in ii) Hil i
ing to the Chinese, for displayed therein jg99 and from that day to this we have a i
were the virtues of the: Christian wife, ever regarded HBERAS One Ol atHeStnost Hii |
or : eee ; mW
mother and hostess. : talented and gracious lady missionaries. Hy Hil i
| In this home I was received ab ate COLE re fetvedever inoue She devoredher- Bill i
pee and 2 ao the aubu a of 1891, self to work among the women and girls | ql |
| and felt no longer a str anger In 4 of Wenchow. She started the present | a
preone land. My first glimpses of the Giris’ School, which through the years ail |
Wenchow Mission impressed me with the 4,4, given religious teaching to hundreds ii |
work and gracious influence which had 6¢ Chinese girls, and many of them have mah Al
i + i fe : Dee i a |
made possible in those early and difficult taken into their future homes something’ | | |
days such an assembly of Chinese Chris- oF the spirit of Jesus which they learnt } a i)
tian women and girls. Afterwards, one while in the company of cne who loved ui |
saw the successful women’s meetings and ihe Master so well | Hl Wi tl
the beginning of the Girls’ School. She also commenced the weekly meet- mp |i |
_ The rough travel of country journey- ing for women, which continues to this a
ings had its attraction to Mrs. Soothill, day after more than thirty years It me tt |
| . y f * 2 ‘i C mea Ai
| and found expression in a series of de- has been a well in the wilderness, a place i Hh | |
ightful articles entitled “By Mountain, of inspiration and comfort to the large |
> Road and River.” It maybe said ofher, jumber of women who gather there week | | |
So near to her was Nature’s heart by week. Hi |
) It seemed a very living part The name of Mrs. Soothill is known | il i |
Of her own self; and bud and blade, and loved throughout the whole Wen- H | i
And heat and cold, and sun and shade, | Distiict S| aReaiaaeeeas a a
And dawn and sunset, Spring and Fall, See en ee WA See Lee met! |
Held raptures for her, one and all. membered as a burning and a shining Re
The year’s four changing seasons brought light. Her sympathy and quick intelli- mH |
To her own door what thousands sought gence make her always welcome in the | HE |
In wandering ways and did not find— homes of the people. She was a gra- iil |
Diversion and content of mind. cious spirit, and imparted love and joy | A
What a great joy it was to Si Sz-mo to all who knew her. She loved to climb. H! Hi |
to visit the old city of Wenchow in the the hills of Wenchow, to brave the storm aa | |
spring of 1926, and to attend once more and the rain, and to gather the flowers. HE i
| —though then a very sick person—the Oh! how she loved the beautiful flowers : : i wii
Sunday morning service in the Zing-si the red azaleas and the white lilies. But nh il | I
Church. What a joy it was to the con- she, too, was a beautiful flower. She il a
gregation to see once more one whom came to China long ago, like a red i wih |
they honoured, respected and loved. azalea, red in youth, in life and in sacri- fi Ht
Many were the ‘“Tsae-whai!” “Good- fice. But the red of sacrifice has now iil Hi |
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' Hh Hit been changed to the white lily of triumph, foreign field had come to a close. I re-
Aah ah At and so shall this fair flower bloom for call her keen interest in a bit of work
il Ha EER evermore in the Garden of the Lord. attempted one year by the Oxford
Hh al W.M.A. The treasurer, Mrs. Broadribb,
We a Rev. W. Rupert Clark: stimulated the society into sending a par- |
Ai vi aie D TNs y 8 P
ui at 4 RAGIOUS “that cis 2thesaword ee presents to the women
a that desculies Mrs, Sootnill,.as 127d Children at Wenchow, ‘and wil
Ha a ee knew her for four years of happy. Cn ae ee = l ey Sent a ee
a {i | i memory in Oxford. It is the word used Tt aay: to the Wenchow Christians.
Ht i | HT in every tribute paid to her. Her = translation lies before me as I write,
a ii] it presence was gracious. Matthew Roy- nr and ee cae aie be rene
a don words ot Philip (cidhey aptly ae eer orate
Hh ail aranvecioed her: us of ie evotion of our chinese sis- \
i i 13 | HT fe re Secs ters. That was profoundly true: it was
we tH i < Ee ae eae Sree her constant message. On the W.M.A. |
We ha A A full assurance given by looks, i eee
A GC Onna content in cae face wreath at the funeral the significant and
2 He i} | Hit \ The lineaments of gospel-books. appropriate words were used, “I have
a aa EE : : finished the work Thou gavest me to
We Hl Narace was poured into her lips, and so'=24.%) apr choice of words inust bane |
i i i i gracious words proceeded out of her een inspired 2
ik ii \ he oe Z Her a er a Spat Hee Mrs. Soothill had that indefinable
a eal a : aS eae ) re a = Cee ee 5 magic we call personality. She never |
Wie aL \ at last laid down the burden of life. lost the zest of life, the power to appre-
iI a In three ways I specially knew her: as ciate and enjoy. The position Professor
UE FY REE a worshipper at St. Michael’s Street Soothill occupied in Oxford gave scope
a a Church ; as the President of the W.M.A
A EE hurch ; as the President of the W.M.A. — for the exercise of some of her admirable
ih Hiren \ and ardent lover of missions ; and as the social qualities. We remember, for ;
! i i i Hh i perfect hostess. It was a JOy to see her example, her vivacious and appreciative
Lt al rep atl the congregation, and to realize that account of going to have tea with Dr. |
eh i HN ther heart was attuned to the most ‘spiri- R. Bridges, the late Laureate, As a
Hi aay tual message that could be enunciated. hostess she herself excelled. In the free
Wa In the realm of missions her active in- and generous Oxford way the Soothills
MI i | ri terest never abated. When strength kept open house, where a welcome
| i a ‘permitted she served as missionary awaited everyone who came, with or with- |
Hie AERP speaker, bringing from her store of per- special invitati i : |
Wa i p ) ging - ; p out a special invitation. United Metho |
Hy | i Hn ‘sonal knowledge information calculated dist students, in particular, were heartily
Hr HP i i to impress and stimulate. Always her received, and my own son and daughter,
i) i Wy i tf thought and love reverted to China. She in their undergraduate days, before I
i iN Hi i i ‘delighted in the opportunity of revisit- dreamed of Oxford as a sphere of minis- |
i | Hh iI ing China with her huband, when he try, shared this genial hospitality. There
WW EE LUE ‘served as a member of the Boxer Indem- was not only provision for physical needs, t
Hi a nity Commission. I remember her once but an exuberant conversation that
Hy Hal saying, “T would go back to China now.” sparkled with the happenings and say-
it | | il i What, and leave Oxford?” JY asked. ings of the most interesting of all
HH Ge PRE Ry “Yes,” was the emphatic reply. And that English cities.
iMG EB § + s . ° .
Ht Ht at seventy ! Sometimes in the W.M.A. Matthew Arnold said of that fair city
Wa Fe Re meeting she unveiled her heart: it was with her dreaming spires that she needed
We Th GL good to be there. The members of the not June to heighten her beauty. Nor
Hn | ii Oxford W.M.A. recall with delight that needs this dear and gracious lady my
Wa TED | one day she and Lady Hosie induced poor tribute to prolong her memory. It
Ht H 1 Mrs. Lee, a dainty Chinese lady, to ad- has been a joy to know her, and it is an
! i HHP | dress the meeting, who in turn brought honour to lay this sheaf of laurel upon her
Ht HATE the greatest attraction of all—a real grave. ‘For whom thanks be to the
ii ii HE | - Chinese baby, plump, smiling, and quite Lord and to Christ.” On the sunnier side l
Hi i tif unperturbed by the attentions bestowed of death she enjoys the tender mercies of
YS ae upon her by some fifty Englishwomen. her Lord, and in the white peace of a per-
| Hi i ih } Mrs. Soothill loved missions. with an un- petual Easter morn we shall meet her in
tH aii ‘dying devotion, a passion that _hever the King’s garden where she walks with
tl rah waned, although active service in the her risen Lord.
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Hospital ; particularly Esther. PETRIE SMITH. He
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| OULD you like to walk round the slowly gaining strength. The last time i Hi
women’s ward of the Blyth Hos- she was in she spoke to the woman in si
pital, Wenchow? The other the next bed about her soul. This woman 4 i
week it looked very tidy and desolate, for became convicted of sin, found salvation, } i wh |
there were many empty beds, but now, and to-day is a Christian and bringing i ii
' in spite of it being very near the Chinese up her family as Christians. | Ha i
New Year, all the sixteen beds on this In these other beds are patients of i 1
side of the ward are full. varying ages and in various ‘stages of | | ]
This old lady in the first bed on the suffering. Here is a babe of three or a V |
left has a very septic hand through hav- four years of age with tubercular hip ne
| ing a fish bone run into it. She is rather disease. He has both his little legs i i i ||
a difficult patient to manage _as she stretched out in extension. Another, rot | a |
comes from the north of the province and similar age is running round dragging a We
her speech is not understood here. At jimb, He has had an inch or so of dead Mea |
first she was terrified of the foreign doc- pone taken from his leg. His mother is } ‘iil | |
tors and nurse for fear they were going dumb and makes weird noises as she fol- Meri i
to hurt her, but now she likes to feel a ows him round. Yet another, a little } Mil |
firm hand gripping hers during the pain- younger, has both his feet bound up. mil | |
ful dressing : it seems to help her to keep They were gangrenous and part of one Bit |
still and bear the pain. She refused to foot has had to be amputated. Yet his i iil |
keep her hand in soak until it was held mother loves him dearly and hardly Hl i |
in and she found how comforting it was. A | | i
Down at the end you see two mothers : a 3 } HI
with cots by their bed-sides. The babies Yo eS ||
were born within half-an-hour of each ea : (seen | a i)
other on a Sunday night. hee ee : a Ha | i
5 : * : AW
There, on the right, is one of our Ned. ae ¢ a
church members who has some gastric tS "e ! tT Hi fl
trouble. She will tell you she feels much BEEN Set Met | i
| better whilst she is in hospital and is only aan | | i
taking potato water and thin rice yet. 7 || Hal |
| But should you happen to come down the Fe Fs a |
ward presently you will see her sitting up Pe my |
in bed with bowls of fish and other SS by a |
delicacies beloved of the Chinese, brought 7 , i Hl i |
| by her daughter-in-law, who is standing ats > j th iit |
» by watching her. You may say, “Why, SNe _— We Hi | i
you must be much better, that is a bigger a XS > ii i
breakfast than I ate this morning!” but % =. ato A i
{ she will still say, “Oh, I only take a & i | |
little potato-water ; I don’t eat all this!” BSE ee ee at es ee aes FH | j
They are so very like children. A viii ee iy a |
(This woman’s son was a studett in Te i I
our hospital at one time. He left to join ae Ht wil |
the Southern Army in 1926, was taken eh sg vil 1 |
prisoner, and shot last summer as a Rimes Ni |
Communist. ) oa A
Here are two young men lying flat on fie s ti |
their backs who have tubercular joints. Pom aa I ii |
In the front ward are three women who bees HHT Hi
have had severe abdominal operations. me , f HH 1
One is a member of the China Inland Bee i i} | |
Mission. This is her second operation, a : Se 1 Hi i
and she was so very ill we thought at x a cs with Bstee lt
one time we should lose her, but she is Tec ReRienndays olde es i ill
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i : ite of our offe
Hi i at home, in sp
| a : t that it is through her little ones Lee ia ieee |
4 hy realizes ys child’ has: suffered ‘so, Gap to. pay pe pepial fers fr a
a ail carelessness her z ogee : tl whether
| i | Had you come last week you would mee che will reaeeatihres babies under those |
a i a se side of that end bed a baske cioumsiaheestalinough: ac
a te seen by jority of Chinese use when boys “itis more honef ak ae |
i Ai such as the a a srisoden tub, and on ee is said thesia the Ges ao im |
a ae travelling, an 3 three wee ipleis were been
i ona peeping in you ee cede: as known that ip is were bor, the |
i babes, triplets! The rsuch a mar- Emperor c ay ee aes ee
ail oo en death because it w
an HAD ER how and district, putea aca . ed hat |
Ha dad ae of Wenc ee ee death because it was a :
on I has never been seen 0 eto ihe ane : ¥ up #0 be a
tt a i On the afternoon ee eae |
aL in this neighbourhood. On i mas ae |
i | i ser ther ee ee a Felf surping the throne. : {
| i | ie foreigners ue ee ee idst this ward full of suffering
i PR Ae PERG . :
a a ae the foreigners w oe Bae eae is Tul of sulerng )
i i ef i| t | ; See cow = Ce I Eeake £6 pelente eee est SS meee pan |
WH BE ieee ital to see the babies. : d quite this blacls-hair » 0 newly-bore |
a i k r about it he seemed q ough ie
| Will ioe ee ? She is c L
i i ; il Buse for granted that ao oe os Pe creas ve in the face of |
an i ] . a ’ % : Ta
I . ae i ho is shaking her ‘
ed come in to see them if ie Gee rita
ie i} | tients who were ill found it ra a: y ae epeaaitipat the be id ou |
onal ne oe ee ee I If she is not allowed to taste |
Way a ing and said, alt hasbeen 2 i es isnot allowed to tase
iM i ATT if you had been here they oe es oie
Wh il tH HW come” . = oo lusty accents of oo ce cle
Hi) eis
Hi Hil He The parents of the babies aechawepnilee This is our pespital: San Sas baat
| i | the father pene rae he moener our cen special S aoe s boat
a WEL To our great disappoi ee a ee inal operation, |
i vo peor ens ed to have been ormed
Ha aE was determine g Il. She and prov : This is not an |
Wt eee l home of babies. T] rt a |
WET day, although she wa d to stay longer the usua wi f course, but it is |
ih | PHA said she could not affor : g She ee : uti |
HIT | oe i 5 to live an \
i | Hi and must go to look after the fo exceptional fo the baby lean dhe |
WM ae ORD Be RE : | .
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ih ual the ma 3
ili ‘1 il : there was eee she eouliaee
i | | | | eee es Seen when she came |
aa th Bhi :
i | | i ‘ a |e Soe f rm and knew she had
t Hi ey ks round from chlorofo dealeaeis Wee
| | i | a : 3 ae come through her Of me life, but alas,
MH Ah ae oes |
HH Ht Hl i Nine ey PhEee Cicekeneche pas =
An | y ao the question as to
\ i i if Be ye { ini — ‘ Then arose ' au ae fae .
i | | | = 7. ih Me °== | would become o c f that and also be-
i Hil a . 7 2 SEE, girl, and because o , he did
| Hi | i oe Chiike the father was very poor, e to
Ra EE HERE 3 A te] 8 pr he
iW | ih at: ib Oma BM not want her. No other relative me to
NN en ihe ae ct aS 2 ga claim her ; their home was bee Sone
wt ee De Gel side of he river a day’s journey 1 |
WHA HEU ee ee ee feel sce Q Ler ca
eT Te Sbeh us er mae - ee , ae ” i i h :
THM LAT eee | hl os Om unde especially anous |
HE Re SRE if OS i cd ee ag 4 , cial
Ha | Hie i i ge! | ec konmstances 5 lve so we agreed lea
Way AIT ee, ; i fter her for a few wee ;
He as OS é a after intl Se ery
/ HI | | eo oie: Ss stronger. The poor Bue Re pe ae
i | Mi ee Me ER very weakly oncines, pe for the past
' Hi ~, Sar ee ee) not been able to ee ae not seem to }
1 Se week, and buffalo that time Miss Field.
| Hk Be 2 oe ee agree with her. At d in Wenchow, and
i | Hs bk & send had just eae harge of the baby,
i ih use ees she undertook to take charg
HI lil | Nurse P. M Fieldsend w
th | | i nih | at three months old. =
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coming every two hours to give her her item, and we rather think people are j ui) )
t feed. It was a task needing much time allowing’ us to keep her until she can ntl I
| and patience, for the baby was too weak take ordinary food. So far a good friend | |
to suck and had to be spoon-fed, but Miss of Miss Fieldsend has paid for most of 1 it
| Fieldsend was rewarded by seeing a_ her food and for the rest we have shared I a
marked improvement by the end of the _ the cost. | i) |
week. Unfortunately, this could not be Our Mission ladies take pleasure in H ml |
continued longer, as Miss Fieldsend had knitting her frocks and bonnets, and she | ii
l to begin her regular study of the lan- wears vests made from stockings by our | | i;
| guage, and our poor little baby got no W.M.A. ladies at home and petticoats | iii i
\) stronger and her little bones were nearly from flannelette brought out by Miss i a i
poking through her skin. Then at last Doidge. Hf |)
{ we found a food to suit her when she She is the pet of all the nurses and i Bl i |
was about six weeks old, and from that patients, and they say I ought to adopt |
| time she steadily put on weight. We her and bring her up as a nurse! That i ll |
! weighed her regularly until the weights js rather too big a responsibility to under- i i) i |
: of our dispensary scales were insufficient take. Some of our saucy nurses even ul i
to do so any longer. went so far as to suggest that as Dr. i 1 |
| One nurse was deputed to take special Marrow was the surgeon to bring her Wt
charge of her. This was. Nurse Chi, into the world he should take her home | Hl
. sister of Ruth Chi, who was educated at with him to England and have her edu- Hl | |i
Ningpo, and afterwards became head- cated and brought up as a nurse to send Hi | i
mistress of the Girls’ School for a year back here ! Hi Hi
before getting married. Nurse Chi Teh What would our readers suggest? ne I |
Tang loved looking after her and did it Stee Mii) i
very well. Esther is a joy to us all, and 3 eee 72 ® oT oS mean Hl
now that she is older the Hiecetatipils all a cet af : trae: ch | | ee
vie with each other as to who shall have s nas as cs 2 ae eS Hi | i !
! the pleasure of bathing and feeding her. “ mm Yer FF ~ | |
| She looks up with such grateful eyes gece « 2 EN Hii |
when one is feeding her, and one night EER ae H) ]
as they shone like stars I exclaimed, “We wo Xe : ee Hl | |
| will call her Esther, her eyes are SO |i. a* bright,” forgetting at the time that a ee i | | |
Stella, and not Esther, meant ‘“‘a star.” es al | |
| So we christened her there and then in I Sf fs l ai} |
, the dressing-room. Miss Fieldsend did As ws I Tl !
not happen to be there, and as she pre- a mes mt
ferred the name of Ruth, and the baby Be Gm. 4g oo we Hi
\ owes so much to her, her name is really [Jf ae i oe c~ Ve 1 Hi |
| Ruth Esther, though she is generally |# 7meecy 8 == | yi
known as “’E Sz T’ie,”’ as it sounds [fa = aoe oe ee Hi
prettier than “Lu Teh” (Wenchowese Bscaiiey eo ae ji Wai | |
for Ruth). ps = Meee ae. i maa
So here she still is, unclaimed, a bonny | "ia j i ex Re i. wai |
baby who lies laughing and cooing in lowe §6 6. le =«=— oF il |
her cot; but she is also developing a ff a Me = i Hi |
strong will and temper of her own! Al- |= aR Ne me |
| though always very bright and intelligent GES ar 3 Wy eo on | Hi | |
looking, it was long before she would |. ee a — 1 i {
smile, and some used to call her the child | 7m = jj HH li |
of sorrow. They do not now. Seg oo | Hl
Our problem is, what to do with a — Hh ii ij
Esther? We should like to get her | | ee i Hi
adopted into a good Christian home, but | gee = am | a Hl il i
mo -one has. yet come. forward. At No. chi holding Esther, i Wil
present her food is rather an expensive and two other nurses. Hay i i
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i WA ! Cheng writes encouragingly on the Five-
i AH iy Miclcamet 7 > § 4 1 Veit Movement in China. He believes
i i BRON Na iz J. pone “.. that the Chinese Christians are moving
iy | i Rey ences a ae ciek out of their depression into activity ; in-
| fH HH Deore Nom Eom Vcat one eauy stead of musing on their many difficulties
nay ae in May.. Mr. Dymond went to China in * hes ookne “anit ieee
i He 2 % “rake a new forward-lookng spirit is being
i Hh Hil 1886, and has been longer on the mission ee ‘
i i i HI field than any of our missionaries. * * no
/ aa Dr. W. A. N. Marrow, who has ably Referring to the need of increased
a Hy directed the medical work in Wenchow evangelism in China, and how the coun-
i iH HH during the furlough of Dr. E. T. A. try as a whole offers a vast opportunity
Ht ui At Stedeford, is returning home via America. for this work, Dr. Cheng uses these
i i Ti Rey. W. R. Stobie sails from Shang- significant words: “In spite of the noise
Hi i Hl hai on May 19th, and is expected home that has been made by the forces op-
TI by the end of June. : : posed to Christianity in China, the great
on HH) “All these home-coming’ missionaries pylie of the Chinese, especially the oie
oy are assured of a great welcome. cials, the gentry, the farmers, the busi- |
ah | Hy Es = z e ness men, are favourably inclined towards
a i i Christianity. In not a few cases they
| iT Changes in West China. ; are more favourably inclined than before,
i HELA i Rev. and Mrs. A. Evans have left in Spite of candle Because: Gf (ie cee
a | a ceaotone for Vuan ant: ne and Mrs. that have been delivered upon it. The
a A | eg ee CO cieve se2ne 10 dong: idea that this is not a time for direct
i i | it STD ee Chane cs ne ee ee evangelistic work has already vanished
i i i Hy sce sean byethe, furloughs 0 1a. 2. from the mind of many of God’s people,
TL mond and Mr. May. Unfortunately, the fortwich’ we wive 1tunksol@adie
wi i Hk large area of Chaotong is greatly de- i a % Ss
| i | i HI Digtco ee icse pcmovals iS One of the most original and _ striking
| Hi | La : z a articles in the Review is by Canon A.
ih! i Li West Africa. Lukyn Williams on “ ns G ia
We fe ae Pe ee :
Wa eh TET There was a confident and happy feel- Christ. Canon Williams mee a
WL EL ing in the Sierra Leone Annual District the old methods ‘ cut no ice” to-d aa
| i ) i HTT Meeting. Rev. E. Cocker’s wise adminis- is true that individual Be here 4 : t a
VD EE EEE tration has borne good fruit, even a are won by convincing a nem tha on
iN i Hatt hundredfold. Finances were good, and Testament prophesies refer to jou
ATT aT the reports from the circuits were if the Jews are to be won in their thou-
A HATH encouraging sands, as some day they will be, a new
i ri i ae a oe os method must be adopted. A new “Life
1 | | I Rev A. E. Dymond helped the cause of Jesus, written by a eee of he
Line Hae of Methodist Union by his gracious and nature. in general, and oO Jews oe
Hi a tactful addresses on the subject. The Judaism eae ee is what . required.
i | visit of several Wesleyan ministers : tne ui
Wa Et ER added to the interest of the gatherings Perhaps some vena ae ee
Wa FE ERR and greatly fostered the union spirit. moved to regard oe wor oe we
WW i ii What has been described as “a glorious liams as a call: ee n : aa
UE EEE week, with the dominant note of Christ young man. Let fun : ae ves
WAN | i) ti first all the time,” seems to have been twenty years if he wi , doing a oe
WW He ARG the general verdict. upon his knees, and in due time suc :
i ae : | . x * cS * picture of Jesus wt) be eed round ‘ :
Hit rE ORE z ete
Wav FURR || : : world that even those who once rejectes
i H i i The International Bevicw, o Him will fall down before Him in contri-
WN HTH Mp sons: tion and faith.”
Ha Te VT The first article in the current number ee s in Ee
He £ i iew of Mis- 3 :
| Hi oe oe Soe Chere the “Couriers of Christ.”
Hite tt a si eG... » ti : - :
i i! tt General Secretary of the National Chris- The first thing to say se pe
Hh ii ih tian Council of China and Moderator of of Christ, a book yas ze ‘iene
WH Th the Church of Christ in China. Dr. Harris, and published by the
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Primitive Methodist Missions a |
stone Press (42 Broadway, Westminster, another twelve hundred miles to poe j i | )
\ S.W.1) at a shilling is, get it and you where nine men were left. Then a er | | |
will be a better man or woman for read- six weeks’ sail to the Marquesas, where \ it
ing it. We may be prejudiced, but we one man was left alone. But Ehose woe i i
hold it is not easy to write a dull mis- the days of missionary martyrdom, for hi iW |
sionary book; but a man who has the the missionaries had settled among i | il | 5
power to write like Mr. Harris has been savages “to whom cannibalism was a | i Wi i
gifted seven-fold. “Couriers of Christ” pastime and infanticide a social ee Hil }
is one of the most thrilling missionary tion.” It is not surprising therefore t at | i Hi |
books we have read for a long time. after a few years not many of the original i Hil |)
= re x a group remained alive. | nat
How did the London Missionary a i SS = : | i 1 |
Society begin? It began by a few The stories Mr. Harris Wet et ae aa |
| earnest Christians reading the first letter founding of missions in Africa, In ie i | |
which William Carey sent home. from China, Madagascar and Papua. pier ie Hee {|
| India, in 1794. “Why could we not have magnificent courage and faith of aoe | nil | |
a society of the same kind?” asked one couriers of Christ. One oe tha | vi | i
{ of the little group. Just that; and that most of these pioneers were just ordinary : Hl |
did it. In 1795 the Society came into men when they offered for Bey Hi |
existence, and money was promised for service; but when they responds to the me \
“the equipment of the first six persons call of God-they ceased to be ee i il |
for a mission to the South Seas.” place. They moved among men as those | | ii
% % * % aflame with God, as mee they pre Hi |
i nterprise awaited them. Modern missions cannot afford to forge |
ee est that a ship was _ the ties which bind them to their superb I |
} bought, the “Duff,” and in this thirty past, and “Couriers of Christ”? ought to | Hl || i
missionaries set sail in 1796. After a _— start many a young man and: wore Well i
voyage of two hundred and eight days wondering whether they can a ae | Hi |
Tahiti was reached, and eighteeen of the flame which lit the souls of those who i |
missionaries were left there. Then on founded this great enterprise. i
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Primitive Methodist (4) South African Mission. el |
HE Primitive Methodist Missionary now most of _the Journeys can pe UA ii
7 Society commenced its work in taken along fairly good Toads. , ne if i iil !
4 South Africa in the same year that development of the railway through the He
f the work onthe dslands of Wer ses a ee i wi |
nando Poo was at The we i i |
Rev. Henry Buckinham com- ——< ii |
menced tHe. work in December, eben at | |
1870, laying the foundation of i - a Hi | |
the present prosperous field by PN eens | | (i
opening up a strong English con. | f liam pe 4 | Hi
gregation in the town of Aliwal (gel 0 , | Hy
| North, which has remained the | #y 3 ites! fy fe ee Hi |
centre of this work. To-day the | | | Do) eer Riis, we. 2 | a Hi
i ion i eee UE Til |
Aliwal North Station is 120 miles pat De Le ia es i
long and 120 miles wide, with |e a. ee i vn |
cut stations in the Cape Province [jt oo | it
| and Orange River Colony. oe i ee / ui i
In early years the jouncy a. : AW |
had to be taken in the saddle, | eee A Hi
cape cart, or on Ox-waggon, but Rovxville Native Church—Orange Free State. 4 Hl i
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AN ai | Primitive Methodist Missions
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iN a Si oe an To-day the ministers are Revs. C,
iN Hi HH RE Daa. Crabtree, W. Illsley, and C. Moore, as-
Hi anal . Pee. “4 sisted by twenty-seven preachers and
a Ga TR eas Sees evangelists. There are upward of 200
Hi Wy ii é & Reni ete preaching places, nearly 200 preachers,
al My ere Se ay ee over 3,000 members, and about 700 cate-
i iil Ath x oO oN Hera Ses eee chumen members, with some _ 5,000
ih ail i j ne i : E ee Pes adherents. The local income is £3,000 a
i an ERY =. eee s year.
Wa ae Se ea : a
it all tH aa ee re . In 1910 the Rev. G. Ayre opened up
Ae wes % : & the. work in Johannesburg’, 440 miles
Han eva eae : hy: : oe
eka) RRR : 3 away. .This station now has 30 preach-
i ae) OUeEE : : ine places, 2 native ministers, 18 evan-
wt 400) Eanee ‘ 5. p )
We Gea RED : et ee gelists and teachers, 450 members, 124
nD oy it pill ; = Se 5 y ie 2
i ahi Sune Scan ig oe catechumens members, 71 preachers, and |
i Hil i} heey oe ie e a local income of over £1,500 per year. |
Han a) Eu } ee oe — This is under the superintendency of Rev,
Waa gee eo A: “AS Kidwell.
We eh et GRRE Se cans oot: ‘ — : s
i ail WT See ad In the Aliwal North area the work is
ih i HG | 2 oe carried on amongst the Sesuto and Xosa
Ga 7 ee |] | and Scchuana-speaking people. Services
ty Wit Ih ae oF PS mo . for half-castes are also conducted in
a i va oe “ea Dutch, and there are three European
HW a PERE area RTOS congregations. In Johannesburg: there
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HN EAL RAL Rev. C. Crabtree and Rev. EB, Mpalise. are two European congregations and the
Na ay ay een eee P rest of the work is chiefly carried on
CN GE PERE heart of the circuit has considerably amongst the natives on the mines
i | at facilitated the working of the out- md
He AY RPE Seatieae At Aliwal North the Rev. G. E. Butt
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Ht i | Wi This field has shown continued pro- built one of the largest and finest
HH nt gress. Several distinguished ministers "ative churches in the whole Union,
i i 1 i have served on the station, including the Which accommodates 1,000 people.
yl | iary Revs. John and Edwin W. Smith, John The wide area covered, and the re-
DW HY REE Watson, G. E. and G. H. Butt, F. markable variety of people and _lan-
WO AE REE | Pickering, and G. Ayre. guages, makes the work of the ministers
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| Worthy Wenchow Preachers: eh
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' on this station anything but a sinecure. In concluding these brief articles we ' |
The acute race problems in South Africa give the statistics for the whole of the Nl
have also done much to add to the diffi- Primitive Methodist African Field. aa
culty of the work. 26 Stations. i a |
In this area the remarkable influence 1,044 Preaching Places and Churches. it Bk
of Christian missions is wonderfully 73 European Missionaries, including i Bat | Be
demonstrated. Reports show that 38 10 educationists and 3 doctors. We |
per cent of the native population of the 43 Missionaries’ wives. i ni {|
Cape, 58 per cent of the population of 17 Women workers—including teach- Ae Hi |
the Free State, and 33 per cent of the ers, nurses, and evangelists. ime
| population of the Transvaal are Chris- 4 African Ministers, 78 African eH |
ee tians. Teachers. if ii |
Methodist Union is likely to become 24,356 Church Members, 20,073 Cate- i) |
| an accomplished fact before Union is chumens, making a total of 44,429 He |
achieved in this country, as it is hoped Christians. ea |
the present negotiations will be consum- 17,778 Scholars. ei 1 |
mated in 1931. Money raised on the Mission field (in- Mi |
cluding Education Grants), £28,916 Me iH fl
13s. 11d. er |
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W orthy Wenchow Ts'ih Dzang Chie. Wei |
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reachers: Rev. IRVING SCOTT. 7] |
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HIS sketch is of a man nearing the in spite of protests, has been occupied by i |
7 end of his service and looking both bandits and soldiers. Through all mel | i
bravely towards the sunset of his this, though he has suffered threats and i wai a
life and longing to die serving. He is buffetings, Mr. Ts’ih has stuck to his i Hil Hi |
our oldest preacher, seventy-two years of post.. For two months he was kept in i | I
‘ age, and old age is beginning to demand the church and neither permitted to go iil iI |
a toll of aches and pains, and the tasks out nor to receive letters. When finally ma |
of his calling are harder to perform. As he did come out he was still cheerful. me |
a preacher he is beginning to lose effec- He said he was not afraid of either bandit i wh |
tiveness, but his venerable presence is or soldier. ‘Why should they hurt me, nn |
itself a blessing in the houses of the an old and harmless man?” he remarked. my i i I
Christians. They turned him out of his bedroom, and i Hil |
4 Mr. Ts'ih is gentle, courteous and they would not allow him to hold services i Hi |
scholarly. His knowledge of the clas- the church, so he met the few Chris- mil | |
sics has provided him with a vast store ‘ans in the caretaker’s room, and there, a
of proverbs and “sayings” upon which during the whole of the occupation, wor- wii
he draws to point any and every occasion. ship of God was continued. . ; is |
2 : ; Until quite recently Mr. Ts’ih still i |
: He has proved his faithfulness to his tramped the hilly country to his appoint- a A
Lord in the midst of perils. | When the ments, but his retirement from active Wail 4
river "Ao was flooded at Ts’ing Die, he ork cannot be far distant. For over | Hi | |
| was stationed at that city, and during a fo;ty years he has served the cause of ial |
| night of terror and confusion he climbed Gnnice loyally and unfailingly. He has | | |
on the roof of the church and thereby given two of his sons to Christian work. He lil } |
saved his life. One is chief assistant in the Blythe Hos- me
In more recent days, Pieh Lie, the pital; the other is at present teaching 1 Hl
} place where he has been stationed for Dr. and Mrs: Dymond, but he holds him- hi |
fifteen years, has been a buffer between self in readiness to take up the work of a i i | |
bandits and soldiers, each party occupy- preacher if needed, and thus one son may ai i=
ing the place in turn. Our church there, carry on the work of his worthy father. a gE
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