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: (f]°orhnth:y35a)ie MAY, 1938

EDITORIAL: "EUROPE"
``RECENT PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL IN EUROPE,"

BY E. HOMER BROADBENT

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E d i t o lf i a 1
0 UR survey this month takes us to the
continent of Europe. Though not the
cradle of Christianity, it can claim to
As early as the tenth century, we find
active, aggressive work being carried on
in Bulgaria by people known as Bogomili.
be its nursery. The continent is as defi- There are still those in that country called
nitely a mission field as any part of the Bogomolici, that is, those who pray to
world. Spain with only 22 thousand evan- God (from Bogu "to God" and Moliti "to
gelical Christians out of a population of pray") . In the twelfth century, in Bosnia,
20 million; France, with few true believ- they were active and suffered great perse-
ers, atheistic as to its government, and cutions. From these parts, wandering
largely that as to its people; Russia, with preachers of the Word of God found
its persecution of all religions, its active, ready hearers in Switzerland and Italy.
aggressive, anti-God campaign; Yugoslav- In Spain as early as 1192, King Al-
ia, only in comparatively recent times de- phonso issued an edict against such; in
livered from Turkish and Moslem rule- Strassburg in 1212, over five hundred of
all suggest reasons why we call Europe a them were arrested at one time. One of
mission field. their chief persecutors states that these
Long before the evangelical movement brethren are the most dangerous of here-
began in Britain groups of believers were tics for three reasons: (1) because of their
active in propagating the faith in remote antiquity for they may be traced back to
parts of the Balkans, in the mountains of the fourth century; and, indeed, many
Switzerland, in southern France, in the trace them back to apostolic times; (2)
northern parts of Italy, and in the Black because of their being so widespread,
Forest of Germany. there being scarcely a country where they
In the twelfth century the Roman are not found; (3) whereas ordinary her-
Catholic Church dominated Europe. Yet etics may be known by their wicked be-
there were large companies, very widely havior, these people put on an appearance
scattered, of believers in the Lord Jesus of such piety, and their behavior is so ir-
Christ who met together in a Scriptural reproachable, that you can find no fault
way, taught God's Word, and preached with them. Their evil spirit is shown in
the gospel with considerable fidelity. They that they say such blasphemous things
preferred to take no name, but many against the Romish Church and against
names were given them by their oppo- the clergy.
nents, often the name of some prominent These brethren never lost the knowl-
leader. The name Waldenses, for instance, edge and consciousness of their origin and
was taken from Peter Waldo who in the unbroken history. To Francis I of France
middle of the twelfth century used to they said:
travel about and encourage these groups. "Let your Highness consider, that this

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religion in which we live is not merely EURoPE TODAY
our religion of the present day, or a re-
ligion discovered for the first time only a HTa[fse:mopf°:L±:1:i:a€SoTs°:::i:ns#t:;
few years ago as our enemies falsely pre- changing drama and tragedy of this
tend, but it is the religion of our fathers, dark, war-shadowed, continent. Amid the
yea, of our forefathers and of our prede- conflicting aims of the various dictators
cessors still remote. It is the religion of and the feverish mad piling up of arma-
the saints and of the Martyrs, of the con- ments for the approaching conflict, can be
fessors, and of the apostles." heard the agonizing cry of suffering saints.
Through the teaching of these believ- In Russia conditions remain un-
ers Martin Luther was led into the knowl- changed. It is still forbidden to print, pub-
edge of the truth. After he became prom- lish, or circulate the Scriptures or any
inent, a man of power and authority, and portion thereof. Places of worship are
princes rallied to his support and sought closed, confiscated, converted for secular
his counsel, he found himself in a position use, or taxed out of existence. It is heart-
of peculiar difficulty. He was attacking ening, however, to learn that the League
the errors of the Romish Church; he had of Militant Godless (i. e. atheist) has fall-
been led into the truth through persons en in membership from 5,000,000 to
belonging to these little companies of be- 2,000,000. The magazine Bezboz7tik (The
lievers scattered throughout Europe; but, Atheist) which a few years ago had
on the other hand, his powerful friends 300,000 subscribers is now out of circula-
were anxious to establish a Protestant tion.
Church on political lines, as the only way In Roumania, a law recently effective
to combat the Roman Church. He de- makes it necessary for an assembly to
scribes himself as an iron founder stand- have in it a hundred heads of families.
ing with the moulten metal which God Proof of citizenship, birth, business, and
had put in his power to pour into either of the like must be furnished. Full report of
two moulds-the one of the old assem- the additious, withdrawals, and all monies
blies, the other that of the Protestant received must be turned in regularly.
There are about 300 assemblies in Rou-
princes. He chose the political mould, and
there came out the Lutheran Church. In mania. In this connection the following
time Luther became the opponent of his report published in The Stt7tdaey School
earlier friends. Because of their practice Times will be of interest:
"One would hardly have expected that the
of baptizing believers, they were called by essential hollowness of the recent Oxford-Edin-
their opponents "Anabaptists" - those burgh Conference on Church Unity would so
who baptize again. In 1529, an imperial soon be laid bare. An influential delegation from
edict was issued in the German Empire the Orthodox Church of Roumania agreed to ab-
making it penal for any person to be bap- jure all repression of Christians. Yet the Rou-
manian government has issued a decree sup-
tized. Whoever was baptized, or whoever pressing certain non-conformist groups and de-
baptized another, was to be put to death claring illegal a strong evangelical movement in
by strangling, drowning, or fire. the Orthodox Church itself. The Baptists, who
have in Roumania nearly 70,000 communicant
As a result of these events the believ- members, will be the chief sufferers. Protests by
ers were scattered and peeled, as in other the Baptist World Alliance have been unan-
ages. Simon Menno, a converted priest, swered. Many Baptist churches have already
began to visit these scattered and perse- been closed. The enforcement of this brutal de-
cree is in the hands of Father Partenie, a close
cuted groups. He traveled through Hol- associate of the Patriarch."
land, Switzei.land, and Germany, encour- In Jugoslavia, there is no official rec-
aging them and teaching them the things ognition given to our brethren. They are
of the Lord. Those so helped and gath- simply on sufferance and may be dealt
ered became known as Mennonites, be- with at any time.
lievers found today in many parts of Ger- In Czechoslovakia, the home of John
many, Russia, and Canada. Huss and the Moravians, there is liberty

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to worship. There are about one hundred in? the ass,emblies to appoint a pastor
assemblies here. from their number, with whom the gov-
The fate of this country, in view of the ernment can deal, is causing considerable
present unsettled state of Central Europe, distress.
should deeply stir the heart of every true Spain is still in the throes of Civil
believer. It was the scene of the heroic War. Most of our missionaries have been
labors of saintly John Huss, burnt at the compelled to leave. Those that remain re-
stake in 1415 at Geneva. A tremendous port that the church is suffering severely
movement had taken place, thousands in both the government controlled part
were converted, baptized, and remem- and that occupied by the insurgents.
bered the Lord in the breaking of bread. Many of the native churches have been
The crowds were so great that no building wiped out and many of the believers shot.
could hold them. After the martyrdom of The Protestant forces in Spain are sur-
Huss, this great work was blotted out by prisingly small, as already stated; and, be-
the Roman Church-the survivors escap- fore the Civil War, less than 50 workers
ing, some to the Mediterranean Sea so as and colporteurs. Most of the foreign
to be sold as slaves to the pirates and thus workers have been expelled.
get into Africa and preach the gospel to MACEDONIA, 1938
their fellow slaves; others, traveling
through Europe, preached the gospel as Remembering that the call from Mace-
far as Britain. Czechoslovakia contains donia was a call from Europe, we cannot
the country of old Moravia, the home of but be impressed by the fact that Macedo-
the Moravian Church. It is no wonder nia still calls for help. And it is serious
then that with these heritages there and heart-stirring that we are in the last
should now be a real revival in Czech- hour of missions as far as Europe is con-
oslovakia. It is heartening to hear, for cerned.
instance, of a congregation growing from Never was there a time when the
85 members to 971 in less than two years. Lord's people needed more to be persuad-
In another place, during a year, 163 con- ed that "He is able," for the forces of evil
fessed Christ; in yet another there is a are marshalling for their last great attack
Sunday School o£ 1200. How urgent is the on the faith and on the church.
need of prayer for Czechoslovakia in this Facing Europe are problems serious
hour of her great danger. and stupendous. Already the spirit of
In Germany, owing to governmental lawlessness and unrest prevails. This we
restrictions on our assemblies, there has know will grow in intensity until the end.
been a coming together of the open as- These problems are not merely interna-
semblies and exclusives. The representa- tional and political, they are essentially
tives of about one thousand assemblies spiritual. Europe is facing another period
have met for prayer, confession, and con- like that of the dark ages. Never has the
ference. church in Europe been confronted with
Mr. Broadbent writes us of the great such gigantic tasks as those which chal-
joy and rejoicing that has taken place lenge her at the present moment. She
over this reconciliation between these must go on in spite of government edict,
groups of believers. of racial hate, of religious intolerance, and
In Italy, a government edict compell- of worldly opposition.

A. T. Pierson well said, "The only apologetics of the church are its energetics."
So let us earnestly pray that the work at present allowed and continuing be richly
blessed; that out of this welter of confusion, suffering, and persecution assemblies
may arise purified in these fires of trial, with a testimony marked by the power of the
Holy Spirit and a zeal that will serve to bring multitudes to know Christ through the
lives and ministry of our brethren in these places.

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Recent Progress of the Gospel in Europe
By E. HOMI]R BROADBENT of England

A province of Roumania the thought down to the 1.iver and were baptized. The
HT
JL came into the mind of a farmer that he Gospel was preached to the multitude and
would like to know what was in the there were conversions, including some of
Bible. With difficulty he obtained one and, the assailants of the day before. After-
with two farmer friends, read it diligent- wards some of the wounded, with ban-
ly. The three were daged heads, sat at the Lord's Supper
brought to repent- with those who had wounded them, re-
ance and faith and pentance and forgiveness giving reality
immediately be- and depth of feeling to their remembrance
gan to show to of the Lord. These churches have in-
their neighbors creased and are numerous in all that dis-
the way of salva- trict.
tion through faith It is unusual for such a work of the
in the Son of God Spirit to be begun and carried on so far
VAo died for them simply through the reading of the Bible.
and rose again. Normally it is the personal witness of
Those who be- some servants of the Lord which awakens
1ieved met constantly for reading of the souls and through such evangelists they
Scripture and for prayer. They discov- are first directed to the Scriptures for re-
ered as they read that the early disciples pentance, faith, and obedience. But should
were baptized and they followed this ex- not the evangelists teach the same things
ample in the river that flows through as are taught in the Word? And should
their district. There were soon churches not the same results follow their testimo-
of disciples of the Lord in a number of the ny as natui`ally followed where at first the
villages, and gifts of the Spirit for elder- believers had only the Word for their
ship and rule, for teaching and evangeliz- guide?
ing, were manifested and recognized In many countries the blessing accom-
among them. They ear.1y came to practice
panying the Gospel is sweeping away
the breaking of bread in memory of the doubts as to the sufficiency of the Holy
Lord's death. All this developed before Spirit to give gifts to saints of all races for
they knew that there were other Chris- the edifying of the churches. China, in
tians following the same way. When they her sorrow, is the scene of a rapid growth
discovered that there were churches of churches taking the Word of God, as
among their own people, also walking in their rule, and though some Missions may
obedience to the Word of God, there was fear such movements, finding that they
joy and strengthening of faith on both lose some of their best converts to them,
sides. From the beginning they were sub-
jected to persecution and this continues to
the present day. On one occasion about
forty believers were to be baptized in the
river. Priests in the district stirred up the
civil authorities and a number of rough
fellows were hired who suddenly attacked
the group about to be baptized and with
cudgels which they had concealed under
their cloaks struck them until all fell
stunned or wounded to the ground. The
next day a great crowd gathered, those
who were not too much injured went

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it is really a sign that their work has been joy the ministry of the Word. The peace
owned of God that there should be the of God is made evident in meetings where
materials for such development. There is otherwise jealous nationalities join in re-
a breaking down of sectarianism among membering together the Lord's death, and
ourselves. In Germany hundreds of the different languages, Czech, German,
churches (assemblies) which seemed ir- Slovak, Hungarian, are freely used in
revocably separated into two parties have united praise and worship.
been brought together. This has not been On the borders of Czechoslovakia and
an amalgamation of parties, nor one join- Poland assemblies are numerous, stretch-
ing the other, but a work of the Spirit in ing over the frontier into both countries.
many hearts, revealing the sin of division In one of these districts a working man
and of regarding brethren with suspicion and his wife, who had received blessing
and dislike because of some difference of on a visit abroad, on returning began
view or of tradition. This has led to con- meetings in their own flat. Their few poor
fession, humbling, and a flowing together, rooms were devoted to the Lord. The
so that genuine love and fellowship are family, with little children camped about
giving joy to thousands of hearts and a as they could, for there were meetings
new power to the Gospel testimony. One every evening, and all day on Sundays
writes, these days-"we rejoice that now and holidays. Guests stayed for sleeping
as before we have and f or meals unceasingly. Now there are
liberty to proclaim a score of churches in the immediate
the Gospel without neighborhood, a large meeting room has
hindrance; there been built, out of their poverty, in the
is a revival such centi.al town and they have a plan by
as never before which preachers are arranged for Gospel
and the fire still pi.eaching in twenty different places. The
burns further in preachers are workers in the iron foun-
the surrounding dries and coal pits.
villages." This rec- Poland is a great field, with great op-
onciliation is some-
portunity. Some gifted Polish evangelists
thing which was work under conditions of special priva-
so manifestly impossible to bring about tion owing to the widespread poverty of
by any efforts of ours that it is an evi- the people. Their testimony is richly
dence of the power of the Holy Spirit, giv- blessed. The eastern provinces are mostly
ing hope that elsewhere also a powerful Russian and among them revival condi-
drawing together of the people o£ God tions have long continued. Long, crowded
may be experienced, overcoming the most meetings are everywhere the rule, the de-
firmly rooted prejudices. sire to hear the Word seems insatiable.
Each country has its own peculiar The numerous churches which are now to
characteristics and it is a mark of the Di- be found among the Russian population of
vine inspiration and power of the Scrip- all the countries bordering on Soviet Rus-
tures that they prove suited to every va- sia cannot fail to be a power for good
riety of need. whenever intercourse between those
Czechoslovakia, with its background lands is even partially restored, and a po-
o£ Waldensian, then Hussite, then Mora- tent reinforcement of the testimony o£
vian tradition, enjoys, in consequence of suffering saints in Russia itself.
its spiritual history, more liberty than It is not only in Russia that the
other lands where the Slav element is churches' call to suffering is emphasized
dominant. Churches of believers have in- with its sorrows and rewards. From the
creased greatly of late years. At the Con- Balkans a brother writes just now, as of
ferences held in different parts at holiday usual events: "Here of course, in spite of
times large numbers come together to en- nominal liberty, there are local difficul-

MAY,1938 Page 59
ties. Our Brother- in- for instance, but they are for our permanent instruc-
was arrested and driven about in chains tion. It is not by some great organization
for several days and then liberated. Many but by personal intercourse that the
brethren have had writs served on them churches scattered over the world are
and are brought before the magistrates. kept in touch with each other. Among
My brother-in-law, .with the brethren in many ways in which this intercourse and
- have been accused and the meeting fellowship are maintained are visits on
forbidden. He was just ministering the business or in connection with family and
Word when the police came in and ar- other matters which bring believers from
rested all. It is chiefly the priests who stir one place to another and give them oppor-
up these troubles. Yesterday brother- tunity of getting to know the churches. A
who lives near here came to see me and most important place in this is taken by
told me that the meetings there have been the visits of spiritual, capable brethren for
forbidden, but that in spite of this they the ministry of the Word and furtherance
continue to meet as, legally, we have lib- of the Gospel. Such visits are of the ut-
erty. Fresh proceedings are being taken most importance in building up the
against them. In- the brethren were churches and stimulating their Gospel tes-
brutally beaten and handed over to the timony. They should not be hurried nor
authorities. I could continue this list too exactly fixed beforehand as to time
much longer. But the Lord will turn and direction, but room should be left for
these persecutions and sorrows to bles- carrying out any manifest leadings of the
sing. . . '' Spirit. .
The Governments in one country after Where there are brethren manifestly
another are taking severe measures to gifted I or such service they should be
bring meetings and Gospel preaching encouraged and enabled to undertake it
(which they call "propaganda") under and the churches in doing this would be
their control. Foreign missionaries are sharers in the blessing. Antioch was such
being sent away. Local churches are be- a church, recognizing and sending Paul
ing required to organize, to appoint min- and Silas. They, joined by Timothy,
isters, to inform the .authorities of all their strengthened the churches in Galatia and
proceedings and only continue their ac- Asia Minor. With Luke they crossed to
tivities by their permission. This is said to Europe and founded the Balkan churches
be due to fear that Communistic "cells" o£ Philippi, Thessalonica, and Corinth.
might be hidden under cover of the Paul's Epistles to these, later, show how
churches. It is much to be regretted that real and eff ectual the work of the Holy
such groundless fears should exist. If the Spirit in these converted Jews and heath-
rulers only knew it, the Lord's disciples en had been. If there were differences be-
are the best subjects a State could have, tween Paul and Barnabas these did not
and their presence, their example, their lead to the formation of different sects or
prayers, the most efficient guard against missions. The large, needy world gave
growing evil. They are salt and light scope enough for the journey of Barnabas
where, without them, corruption and also, with Mark.
darkness would be unchecked. Yet they The same need is here today, the same
are often treated as criminals and a dan- Savior to meet it, and the Holy Spirit as
ger to the State. the Power from on high.
The words of Paul, "Let us go again "The love of Christ constraineth us . . .
and visit our brethren in every city where
we have preached the Word of the Lord, and ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD, Who
and see how they do," are not only re- hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus
corded as being the beginning of the jour-
ney which first brought the Gospel into Christ, and HATH GIVEN T0 US the
Europe (by way of the Balkan countries) ministry of reconciliation.''

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Women's Missionary Activities
Needy Women Co-operation
"It is not good that man should be In various parts of the country there
is a gratifying increase in the sisters' in-
alone," we read in Genesis, so God said:
"I will make him an help-meet for him." terest in missionary matters. Periodical
In far distant Russia and other coun- prayer meetings, making provision for
tries where Moslem women live God's personal reports for women workers on
furlough, sewing for missionaries' chil-
plan is set aside. Woman is not a help- dren and native Christians, and corre-
meet, but rather a slave fo man. The baby
sponding with workers on the fields-all
girl is unwelcome at birth. In her early are helpful. When done in His Name and
childhood, she has a comparatively care-
f or His eye these services will receive a
free existence, as no one bothers very
reward as surely as a cup of cold water
much with her. Then when barely in her
teens, she is married to the man her par- given for His sake.
The Page has on file a mass of infor-
ents pick for her.
mation, too extensive for convenient pub-
Her new name is Mara, meaning
"wife" in the Arabic language; but in the 1ivation in The Fields, of stated meetings
and interested individuals in various parts
Hebrew, "bitterness." Her life is bitter-
of the country. This is available to work-
ness in very truth. She knows no security
-no lasting love. Equality and compan- ers desiring to visit or to correspond with
such. Upon request, suggestions regard-
ionship with her husband never enter into
ing available speakers will be gladly made
her life.
``Less than the dust beneath thy chariot wheel, to such circles.
Less than the rust that never stained thy sword,
Less than the trust thou hast in me, my lord, Intelligent Co-operation
Even less than these.
Less than the weed that grows beside thy door,
A sister, well known for her own good
Less than the speed of hours spent far from thee, works in aiding in the spread of the Gos-
Less than the need thou hast in life for me,
pel, writes (May 10,1938): I have re-
Even less, am I. joiced over the publication of The Fields.
Since I, my lord, am nothing unto thee, I surely think that there is great useful-
See here thy sword, I make it keen and bright,
ness ahead for the paper, and I have en-
I.ove's last reward-death comes to me tonight.
Farewell-my lord." joyed every page. I have been praying
Then, in her old age she is an outcast. for such a paper for some years. I was
In Southern Russia, around the foothills burdened that there might be a medium
of old Mount Ararat it is not an uncom- thi.ough which our missionary interests
mom sight today to see an old woman here in North America could be stirred up
crouching up against a building, dying of -especially the work among the Sisters.
starvation. She is too old to work, there- There are many classes today that need
fore she cannot eat. The shame and pity some help. Serving is done often by guess
of it should touch the heart of every wo- work. They are exercised about mission-
man who reads these pages. aries, but don't want to wait until they
Christian women have a responsibility write and get information as to sizes, etc.,
toward these unfortunate women. Our and as a result take a chance on sizes. As
Lord gave His first missionary message to I have talked with missionaries I have
a woman, Mary of Magdala, at His empty heard of them having to spend out money
tomb; and that message to a woman for duty on things they haven't been able
comes down to us through the centuries, to use-ven second-handed clothes-so
"Go, tell.„ dirty, that they just had a good cry. I am
"The Lord gave the word." May the only writing this to you because I believe
army be great of those that shall publish The Fields is being raised up by the Lord
it! -Al€ce F. H€Zl to meet a real need. How can the folks be

MAY,1938 Page 61
exercised unless they know just what is their return to Shantung, they will go
what? The Sisters' Page can exchange first to Manchukuo and join Mr. and Mrs.
helpful information and encourage sisters F. A. F. Grubb at Chaoyanghsien. Here
to help by prayer and serving. I am much they will probably spend the winter.
exercised about the sisters' part in the WILLIAM GIBsoN of Kingston, Jamai-
great work of the Gospel-helping to ca, is visiting the New England States.
meet the needs of those who have gone Mrs. Gibson is steadily improving after
into the Harvest fields. her operation. They expect to sail from
New York for their field on June 11.
One Loving act~the outcome of pure MR. AND MRs. L¥NDON R. HEss after
aft ection to Christ, and the simple desire five years at Mwinilunga, Northern Rho-
{o wlease Him-is worth all the talk of di desia, plan to come home for a rest.
the clever, clear-headed, doctrinal peaple.
Combine the pi.actical side of Christiowitg A. E. HORTON, Northern Rhodesia,
writes (March 7, 1938) that he had ex-
(James 1) witl. the doctriTul (Romans I)
and gou produce a man who serves his pected to remain on the field because of
the need due to unsettled conditions,
generation. -WALTER SCOTT.
while his wife and two of their children
returned home, and their two other chil-
Notes dren stayed at Sakeji; but later it was
found needful for them also to return and
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE BUTCHER, of this necessitated his going with the family.
Chavuma, Northern Rhodesia, write "Pray for us. Pray for the work at
(February 28, 1938)-It is now over a Kavunga, now in troublous waters,
year since we set foot on African soil, and through worldly opposition. Pray for the
throughout the whole of the year we have Christians that they may be kept; for the
realized the hand of the Lord with us. He unsaved, that they may see; and for my
has kept us from harm and danger, helped fellow-workers, especially Mr. Schindler,
with the language, supplied our every who much needs another man's help.
need, etc., etc. Pray that we may be guided continually.
We have just returned from Kalene
DONALD M. HUNTER writes April 6,
Mission Station where the Lord blessed
1938 from Peking, China -Am looking
us with a daughter, "Ruth Elizabeth."
forward to a long pioneering trip to Mon-
Mr. and Mrs. Logan are leaving soon
enroute for America, which will leave us golia with Mr. Sturt next month, at the
same time visiting the self-supporting, na-
with much more responsibility; we will
tive assembly at Lin Hsi, which was
certainly appreciate your prayers on our
behalf and that the needed wisdom will planted by Dr. Shepherd.
CHARLEs 0. KAUTTo of North China
be given us.
has for the last three months been visiting
MR. AND MRs. WILLIAM DEANs of Bel- Assemblies on the Pacific Coast; he ex-
gian Congo have been visiting Assemblies pects soon to start for the East reaching
on the Pacific Coast. They expect to visit New York and vicinity probably in the
in Canada and New England on their way late Summer or early Fall.
east, hoping to leave for Africa in the late Mlss SusAN MACRAE expects to return
summer. to Angola in July, if the Lord will.
MR. AND MRs J. RussELL DAvls after a MRs. ELlzABETH A. MURRAIN, Bie, An-
short visit to Assemblies in the New York gola, writes (March 21,1938): We are
District left, May 24, for Boston. They ex- very thankful for blessings we are receiv-
pect shortly to start west, visiting Assem- ing in our work. Last month we had a
blies in the States and Canada and reach- weekend conference and over eight hun-
ing Southern California about midsum- dred came out. Next month we hope to
mer. They plan to sail for China early in have a baptism and we already have sixty
the fall. Passport difficulties preventing applicants. Help us pray that these dear

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Christians will realize the step they are WILLIAM H¥ND (Jamaica) has recon-
taking. sidered his plan to leave shortly for Scot-
MRs THOMAS MELvlLLE writes April 4 land and will remain at St. Ann for the
from Fengsin: "The Consul has warned present.
us that Kuling may not be safe this sum-
mer and he has advised all Britishers Addresses of American and
there to leave now and go home or down
to Hankow or Hongkong. Nanchang has Canadian Missionaries on Furlough
once more had a terrible time from air and New Workers, Outgoing
raids.„
MR. AND MRs. A. E. T. OLlvER, veteran Hari%#y6o¥:]n:S Flora E. (China), 166 Euclid street,
Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril H. (Philippines), 43 IIill
British workers, enroute to Chih Feng, Street, Buffalo. N. Y.
Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Colln C. (Puerto Rlco), 427
Jehol Province, Manchukuo, are on their Front Street. Stratford. Ont.. Canada.
way west expecting to sail June 7 from lie)fa:t/eJ'R¥crriaFddj¥rriacha±¥iiiaJri,(Po°mwTi{iffmRset¥:ept|
New York. N. Y.
Vancouver, via S. S. Empress of Russia.
Temporary address: c/o Mr. P. Suther-
land, 1155 Monterey Ave., Victoria, 8. C. ;rl=iii!±i,:¥£.;,gal:!fi¥§si§j,I;i:;a:lit;:()::4:5:::::¥)gi¥
F. WILLIAM ROGERS (French Equato- [n:£%na%r::u*i.:.SWB?:€#ck[igi:). 1066 West 12th Ave-
rial Africa) writes from Sydney, Austra- Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander (Trinldad).
lia, April 16, 1938: "We arrived here on 2G5.oeL:a§fif#R&V,3?naiii!3o#?:6diHg:?]i`:t:offi:c::t,.,?:gTi8:i;
March 27, four months after we left our
station in Moissala, French Equatorial Af-
rica. We have been resting and are de-
clining to take meetings for a while. I am :;:g::gE;xiiit!iFE::5:rnF=e.e,T¥=a:-(aJl::ai:a,,R1,59BNarorTe:
Hl]], Mr. and Mrs. Rowland H. C., (India), 65 Sum-
going into hospital for an operation and mit Avenue. Sea Cliff. N. Y.
Horton, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. (Northern Rhodesia),17
should value prayer that I shall soon be
well and strong for the work in Africa. :]e'£#+%ii,efi.¥CTftfsrt:u€ipns€e¥i)Y.|635pophamAvenue.
We are to have a blood test at the School Kautto, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 0. (N. China), 24
Beacon Street, Redlands, Calif .
o£ Tropical Medicine and hope to be soon
ssttrr##LE€\.S#a`5e.S_.&#$8£¥:u_:i.=naetse,F_a5\oa::_A_9:G=:
ready to have another term of service in
the work that the Lord has called us to LeToumeau, Miss Sarah (China), Box 386, Upland,
Calif.
do.„
EDwlN J. THARp o£ Manchukuo (March igi,J¥a%t;3::niia¥tssROAage3or¥£tuo?eonT#o..(Palestine),
19,1938)-The repercussions of a nation
at war are rather severely felt even in the
most peaceful parts of the Empire. We :7:6e¥|:FEii=:¥::i:!iiifa:::gd:;i;ing':'5:ya¥o;:2Fw=Myesf:re:::
are very quiet here (thank God) but, we DavY£C#l]i3:ri'2¥7r.waeE!p¥irrisxv}v¥:,AJi:Hae{i£,).c:(fi.Mr.
MCKenzle, Miss Catherine (to China). 3656 West 2nd
are all having to pay Income Tax, and Avenue, Vancouver, a. C.
MCLaren. Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. (Angola), 242 John
practically everything one uses domestic- Street. Simcoe. Ont.. Canada.
Morgan. Mr. and Mrs. F. Lester (Colombia), 545
ally is also being taxed; dogs, cows, chick- Cen6iajr£.Veinnf.e.aE3StM?sr.anFie.Er.s?. ( Angola ). 9. cllfton
ens, etc., the prices of things continue to R°arfe]F.ewrm¥rathdMifes.EnD8jfi3fhM.tDominicanRepub-
rise and the value of money does not in-
crease, but we have so much to be thank- :!{:ke`gffycea#±{;#:a*:i.£r.°s°irn;I:i:y€Sah#eii3€£:'faEy8a::oy:
ful for when we consider what others of N. S. W.. Australia.
the Lord's servants may have to endure.
At Kalene on March 27, 1938, a son :r..:£¥!E.:?.T#il;!ergfaitsTa:ill,:g!ru:get,,:.:E8;3r#g5:'o'i':
Watson. Mlss Eve C. (Venezuela), 23 Pinewood Av-
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace F. Lo- enue, Toronto, Ont.. Canada.
Wllls. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. (Venezuela), 5 Willow-
gan of Chavuma, Northern Rhodesia. holme Drive. Belfast. Ireland.
ROBERT Hop and family have arrived str¥{:S%na.ngvo::83fD¥*Sh,Trdo¥€h!fanE3:3!hdL.°B{ngham
at their field of labor. Their home address
will be 29 Rue de Chateaudun, Vichy Ondg this generation of Christians can
(Allier) , France. evangehze this generation of mankind.

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Letters
YUGOSLAVIA and bitter Roman Catholic opposition,
Novisad MlcHAEL L. HOFFMAN - gives cause for encouragement. The nuns
Speaking in general we nev- destroy all copies of the Scriptures which
er had the consciousness of more order, they can get the patients to give up. Some
progress and safety, than realized at pres- however, refuse to sui.render their copies,
ent. Our Prime Minister Dr. Stojadino- and this strengthens others to keep what
vich seems to be a God-sent ruler. Export they have received from these destroying
increases every day, industry is constant- hands. Mrs. Hoffman has been advised to
ly rising, public order is improving, pub- seek out the wife of the Hospital Director,
lic work, schools, etc., are more satisfying with the hope of reaching him with her
than ever before. plea to check this destructive work. In
Religiously-the churches are being this work of distribution, our sister meets
driven to preach the Gospel, and to do with many interesting cases, not only in
priestly work amongst their members, be- the Hospital but in other places and cir-
cause the free churches are increasing. It cumstances. She devotedly serves with
is one of our greatest duties to pray ear- her husband in this important work of
nestly that such conditions may continue, scattering the seed by the printed page,
and still grow better. How wonderful it and faithfully carries on along with the
would be could we but have open-air burden of home cares, and not too strong
street meetings! in body. * * *
All we can do is pioneer work. In His In answer to an inquiry Mr. E. H.
time, others, we hope, will reap the fruit. Broadbent writes (March 4,1938) -As
Now just let me tell you a little of the to Michael Hoffman-I knew him and his
means that we use to get in touch with wife before they left U. S. A. (before they
people. We distribute Bibles, New Testa- were married) and have kept in touch
ments, Gospels, Scripture portions and with them all the years they have been
good gospel tracts, for example "Life for in Europe. Their testimony has been
Life." We were able to put the Word o£ uniformly good, both in the earlier years
God into the hands of over 18,000 people. in Bosnia, where I visited them and got to
In this work the authorities cause us no know his people, and, later in Novi Sad.
trouble, as the National Bible Society of In Novi Sad is the largest and most active
Scotland protect us through official per- assembly in Yugoslavia. It was there, last
missions. All of this is done on foot. You year, that a Conference, attended by some
readily understand that it cost some work, 300 people was held, in consequence of
but that is what we are here for. We can which it was possible to obtain from the
confess with a clear conscience that we authorities "toleration" of the work of the
are "laborei`s." assemblies as a "movement" which ena-
The assemblies are growing in faith bles them now to carry on their meetings
and in the knowledge of God. Our plan with much less liability to interruption
for the year 1938 is that Christ might un- than formerly and at the same time does
der all conditions be glorified through our not impose any restriction upon them. Mr.
obedience and faithfulness. Feb. 2,1938 Hoffman, with his fellow-elders of the
In a subsequent letter from Mrs. Hoff- church at Novi Sad, also belonging to the
man we read: "The meetings are being country, was active in bringing this about,
well attended, and souls awakened as well with the cooperation of the brethren
as saved. We praise and thank Him for Wiles, Kresina, Butcher, and others. From
watering the seed sown-we leave the the church at Novi Sad, recently, several
blessing to His good time." She also fresh churches have been founded in
writes of the visitation work in the State other places, Hoffman and other brethren
Hospital, which, despite the determined there being active in Gospel testimony.

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PORTUGAL Bloomfield Assembly. He spent the last
Estarreja VIRIATo SoBRAL -We are year of his stay in the States at Fort
writing these lines with great Wayne, Ind., where he was active in the
joy in our hearts for what the Lord has Gospel in fellowship with the Assembly of
done in some of the villages under our re- that place. Recalled to Germany in De-
sponsibility. cember, 1935, by the illness of his mother,
A week ago yesterday, my wife and I he seriously considered devoting his life
went over to Siltje€ro to begin children's to the Gospel in Brazil, meanwhile work-
meetings. When the Gospel meeting was ing among the young people of the Ger-
over, more than forty people came into an man Assemblies and preaching the Gos-
enquiry room in a brother's house. Then, pel. Restrictions against the admission o£
after we made the way of salvation more Germans into Brazil and Mr. Sobral's re-
clear to them, over twenty-five confessed peated statements of the need in Portugal
Christ as their Savior. You can well were taken by him as God's leading to go
imagine the joy that this brought to our there instead of to Brazil. He was duly
hearts, specially, because we never be- commended to the work in Portugal by
fore, since we obeyed His call, saw so the Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany.
many coming out for the Lord at one Mr. Sobral writes (April 25, 1938) : "It
time. is with great joy that I answer your letter
My fellow-worker, Mr. Smith, went to about our Brother Binder. He is a dear
P¢lhaLZ. A young fellow, a very disobedi- brother whom I learned to love during
ent son, was saved. Since his conversion the time we spent together in the States.
his mother says he is an altogether differ- I am glad to say that the Lord has defi-
ent boy in the home. This we know, is nitely called him for His work in Portu-
what the Lord does in every life He pos- gal. It was a real answer to our many
sesses. Yesterday another soul confessed prayers, for the need is only too apparent.
Christ as her Savior at Palhal. She at- He has no difficulty with the language and
tended the meetings only three times and consequently is making splendid progress.
the Lord saved her. Her husband had Because of exchange restrictions, the be-
threatened her for coming to the meet- lievers in Germany are prevented from
ings, but she has counted the cost and is sending out of the country more than two
prepared of the Lord to suffer for His or three dollars a month; in Portugal the
sake, if He so wills. laws forbid an alien to seek or accept re-
Last night, Mr. Smith spoke with munerative employment."
much power at Estcw.rej¢ to a large num- Our Brother Binder's zeal in the Gos-
ber of people, and souls were touched by
pel and his consistent life are warmly
the Word. The attendance at Albergaria- vouched for by the Assemblies in Bloom-
a-Velha, Esterreja, and Faradelos is in- field, N. J., and Fort Wayne, Ind., as well
creasing, praise Him. April 11,1938 as by Mr. Harold M. Harper who brought
ROLF GOTTHOLD him and his work in Portugal to the at-
BINDER 0£ Stutt- tention of The Fields.
gart, Germany, has
joined Mr. Sobral "I will set no value apon anything I
in the work. He
have or mag possess except in relation to
was converted
the kingdom of Christ. If anything wth
while studying in a
advance the interests of that kingdom it
college at Bloom-
shau be given away or kept according as
field, N. J., was
to ujhether the giving or the keeping it
baptized in the
wilt promote the giorg of Him to Who`m I
Kearny, N. J. Hall
owe wh mg ho!pes for time and, eterwitry."
and associated
himself with the ROLF GOTTHOLD BINDER Dawid Livingstone

MAY,1938 Page 65
MOROCCO Santiago FRANK J. RIGG -Mrs. Rigg
and I left Santiago in our
Tangier ROBERT G. STEVEN-Tangier,
Bible Coach the 18th of October, 1937,
separated only from Gibral- and we have travelled 3,954 kilometers to
tar by a three and one-half hours' sail date, having gone as far south as Parral
across the Straits, has a fluctuating popu- and north as far as La Serena. On many
lation of some eighty thousand,-roughly, side trips the roads would be called un-
30,000 Moors, 15,000 Jews, 20,000 Span-
passable by one used to United States
iards, and the remainder (15,000) British, boulevards, but the Lord undertakes and
French, Italian, etc., etc. When with the we get over them. We find some hungry
Bible Society, we circulated the Word of souls who are tired of religion and forms
God in twenty-two languages; this will and they put their trust in the Lord Jesus
give an idea of its cosmopoiltan character. Christ as personal Savior and Keeper, so
At present, on account of the War in this more than recompenses for the hard-
Spain, it is not possible to do any itinerant ships of the road.
work amongst the tribes, so our activities We have given out on this last trip
are confined to the City itself. nearly 15,000 Gospels, 1,000 Testaments
March 5, 1938 and thousands of well selected tracts and
CHILE booklets. The result of this we will know
in eternity. April 4,1938
Santiago ANDREw STENHousE -For
the first time in the history KIANGSI
of the work here we have had the help of Shangkao MARY RIDLE¥-The war is
a ministering brother for some special not over nor the end in sight.
meetings. In addition to the meetings in Meanwhile, we in these up-country dis-
Santiago, it was our privilege to accom- tricts are going on happily and without
pany to Talco, Rancagua, and Valparaiso. any hindrance. We just recently had the
At these places the use of the radio was women believers and inquirers gathered
obtained as a kind of experiment, and I in from country places for Spring Bible
may continue to use this means of evan- School and had a good time. Four Chi-
gelizing in view of the great scarcity of nese brethren have gone as a preaching
workers in this land. The Motor Bible band to a district some fourteen miles up
Coach formerly operated by us has been river from here.
taken over. by Mi.. and Mrs. F. Rigg for Our house to house visitation contin-
the purpose of ues and our opportunity with wounded
distributing the soldiers in their hospitals. This work is a
Scriptures, which real joy to us.
leaves us free for Now we are all ready to be off tomor-
other lines of serv- row morning by barrow for a place ten
ice. Meetings here miles away, hoping to spend about a week
in this great city evangelizing in that district. April 14, 1938
are well attended
and there are fre- SHANTUNG
quent conversions. Wei MARGARET D. BucKLE¥ -
Our present diffi- Hai wei Conditions are very much
culty is to find a the same as when I last
suitable hall, as wrote and the work especially in the As-
ANDRE\V STENHOUSE the present one is sembly meetings greatly curtailed. Yet on
altogether inadequate. This year I again this compound more avenues of service
have access to a first-class English school have been opened. A fine group of young
for the purpose of giving religious in- women have come here for safety. Those
struction, and there are other special op- who rarely leave their homes and who
portunities. April 5,1938 would not be allowed to enter the Gospel

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Hall, yet twice daily are under the sound The husband at once concluded the gods
of the Gospel. Meetings often led by Chi- were offended and that demons were at
nese Christian women are held and many work (which was probably correct) and
of them are learning to read. It was most he began to blame his wife and mother for
gratifying to see the progress they have all that was taking place. About three
made during their short stay. Little op- months ago their baby girl walked into a
portunity is given for visiting as few doors charcoal brazier and badly burned her
are open just now. feet. This so enraged the husband, he
There has been no fighting near at turned upon his young wife like a mad-
hand for some time but the new arrivals man and almost beat her to death! He at
have taken great precautions lest the once bought new idols and forbad either
Guerilla bands should become active here wife or mother to go near the Gospal Hall
as they have been at Chefoo. again, and told them to renounce Christi-
Our fellow-workers who have re- anity. Last week two Manchurian evan-
turned to their work in country districts gelists happened to visit the village where
at their own risk, write of a good recep- the above family lives. They found the
tion, large meetings, and some who had wife still suffering from her injuries and
left off attending having returned. Two the baby's feet not yet quite well. Neither
Chinese brethren have pitched a Tent and mother or wife had renounced Christian-
have had blessing. The Lord omnipotent ity, and while the husband would not al-
reigneth and can cause the wrath of man low the evangelists to speak to him, he
to praise Him. April 15,1938 did not object to their having a meeting
MANCHUKUO with his women folk, so that they were
Lingyuan EDwlN J. THARp-You will able to comfort them not a little. Neither
recall that Paul in writing to of these women have been baptized, and
Timothy, told him that ``All that live god- their original interest began through the
ly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecu- visits of an old farmer who gives his spare
tion." Well, bitter persecution awaits time to selling Scripture portions.
many of those who have recently dared to March 23, 1938
take their stand as Christians, especially ANGOLA
in cases where they hail from a purely Monte CHRlsTopHER DAY -Two
heathen home. The inmates of a heathen Esperanca weeks ago nine believers
home greatly resent the coming of the un- professed their faith publicly
seen foreign God into their midst, for they in the waters of baptism and were re-
believe a state of war will exist between ceived into the assembly.
their household gods and the intruder, School is just closed for half term va-
and they will do their best to drive out cation and we are planning to visit the vil-
the Spirit of the offending God, both from lages for a brief period. For some time
their home and the bodies of those mem- requests for the Gospel have come in from
bers of the family who have accepted a new district, hence we are delighted to
Christianity. have this opportunity of spending a few
Last year, a young wife and her wid- days in that area. Your kind gift in the
owed mother-in-law (with whom she and Lord's over ruling has made it possible
her husband lived) became Christians. for us to hire the necessary carriers for
The husband did not object to his mother this trek into the wilds, quite a number
and wife changing their religion; in fact, always being required for camp equip-
he allowed them to destroy the household ment, food boxes, etc. Personally I am
gods and idols and permitted them to at- able to walk upwards of twenty miles a
tend the meetings at the Gospel Hall. All day in comparative comfort but Mrs. Day
went well for a time, and the husband and our little Pearl have to use ham-
showed interest in Christianity, then do- mocks. Our little boy has now gone to
mestic animals got sick, and crops failed, Sakeji School and seems to have settled
and the neighbors tried to stir up trouble. in very happily there. March 21,1938

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NORTHERN RHODESIA mail was newspapers but we believe God
Chavuma WALLACE AND RUTH LOGAN- sent them and thanked Him for them.
Mr. Sims, Mr. Geddis, and I The next day, we entered one of the
recently took an unusual trip, under pe- biggest, thickest, and longest jungles I
culiar and trying conditions to explore a have ever seen. It was a day not to be
new district, where no white people are forgotten. Our water supply ran out and
located, with a view to finding a suitable we started to weaken. Sometimes it
place for Mr. Geddis and family to start seemed that further progress was impos-
Gospel work. sible, then one of the party would call out,
We sent our load men a day in ad- "No surrender, boys!" This would stir us
vance, as we intended to compress two and on we would struggle for another half
days' journey into one. Due to the heat, hour until we would have to fall by the
deep sand and bushes, we could hardly way for a few minutes of rest until the
get through ourselves to say nothing of same call would again stir us to renewed
using our bikes, so that night fell upon us action. No food, no water, no carriers! It
in a thick bush in unknown territory. The was a hard journey, but we arrived in
forest was so dense that any sight of the camp and this time found all set up. An
sky was shut out from us; it was no good hour later, we had food and were soon off
to look back for it was too dark to see. It to bed.
was difficult too, to shut out fear as to the The next day we proceeded more eas-
possible nearness of a lion, a leopard, or a ily until we reached a certain swamp.
snake. Often our progress was impeded Here, Mr. Sims, who was leading, stepped
by logs or fallen trees and thorns that tore on what appeared to be solid ground but
our flesh, and in some places where ele- rapidly sank. Mr. Geddis attempted to
phants had walked they left huge holes in help him and also went down. We
the ground. At last we came to a clear formed a human chain and rescued both.
space and the stars again gave us wel- A little later in our journey, Mr. Sims'
comed light, and then off in the distance leg gave in and we must go through a
we saw a light which told us that a village huge forest, and one of our number crip-
must be near. We pressed on, and to our pled. That evening we made a hammock
hearts' joy we found that we were within in which to carry Mr. Sims the next day.
a mile of our destination. Unfortunately Being out of the dense bush we pushed on
we arrived only to find that our load men so that we might send out help from Cha-
had gone by another path, so we were vuma to assist Mr. Sims. When we had
without tents, beds, or food. reached half way, we sat down to have
In our light treking clothes we began something to eat and then provided for
to suffer from the cold as the right ad- Mr. Sims when he would arrive. But to
vanced, and we were so tired, hungry, our great surprise we saw him coming
and sleepy that for the first tine in my along the road at a rapid pace. The ham-
experience none of us even cared to open mock was too slow so he got out and
the home mail which was waiting for us. walked. He had something to eat and
Happily, however, there were a few na- came all the way to Chavuma with us.
tive Christians in this village and they His leg is now as strong as ever.
soon brought to us some mush and ifo We are now thankful to be able to re-
(native relish to eat with mush). Then port that this new Gospel center is started
we felt like getting into our mail. Strange! and we know that you will pray for us as
there were two newspapers in our mail, we seek to spread out further in the work
we wondered why, but soon saw God's of the Gospel.
hand in it. The coldness of the night in-
creased, chills shook our frames, but we
stuffed the papers inside our clothes, "Colrsid,er the postaLge stamp, my son;
spread some under and over us and soon its usefulness coirsists in its abilitu to stick
felt quite cozy. The biggest part of that to the one thirvg untit it gets there."

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BAHAMAS A new phase of the work is opening up
Abaco WALTER KENDRlcK-We are and within the next few months we ex-
now about to pay a visit to pect to move to the country, 131/z miles
some needy islands where the people live from Basseterre, to take care of the vil-
on their plantations. One island called lage work in other parts of the Island. A
Crown Haven with about 100 people and brother in fellowship is building a hall in
one called Carters with about 60. We are his own village and thus the Lord has an-
taking gifts of clothing, etc., which is a swered our prayers in connection with the
great help in presenting the Gospel to need of these village folk. We solicit the
them. These Islands of Abaco were pov- prayers of the Lord's people as we take
erty stricken and on the verge of ruin this step in faith, and also request prayer
when God heard prayer and sent into our for our co-workers, Mr. and Mrs. Brown
waters thousands of lobsters (we call and Miss Creeth, who will undertake the
them crafish) . Where they came from no responsibility of the work in Basseterre.
one knows, for they came in thousands, We shall be sorry to leave them, having
they are caught and shipped to America worked and lived together for over eight-
to be put in cans for food. This has een months and enjoyed happy fellowship
brought the fishermen a little money. throughout, but we all realize that the
They can only fish for 6 months and then Lord is leading and can only look up and
the government stops them for 6 months, praise Him for thus opening up the way
so they have to make enough to keep for the spread of the Gospel in other parts
them for that time. Thousands of sharks of the Island. April 20,1938
have been caught in these waters. The ST. KITTS
skin is used f or leather and fetches a good BasseteITe Mlss MOLLIE CREETH-A1-
price and though our first baptism was
•sharks hasit enabled
is thought
the catching so thrive
lobsters to many
just about nine months ago, we now have
and multiply. How wonderful! Truly He an assembly of forty-three meeting to re-
knows it all! member the Lord. About two weeks ago
We are now anxious about Bluff Point, we had the joy of baptizing and receiving
a settlement of about 400 people where two very dear Christians, who have been
we have a good work going on and an as- connected with the - Church for many
sembly of 50 or so in fellowship. They years, but were so dissatisfied they have
hve in the bush very much out of the not attended a morning service since 1926.
way. Now the government is compel- They have been praying that the Lord
ling them to move to a more suitable place would send some of His servants with
for the Commissioner to reach them as he whom they could enjoy happy fellowship.
visits them once in 3 months. This means They have been very faithful to the meet-
we must move the Gospel Hall and small ings, and now have seen separation from
house we have there as the government the sects and systems, and are meeting
will not do this it falls to us and will cost with us to remember the Lord in His own
$50 to $60. Pray for this please that we appointed way. It was not an easy step
might be able to help them that the work for them, as one is quite aged and blind-
may not suffer. March 26,1938 she is in charge of a book room, and the
other, her niece, has a store. Both are
WEST INDIES well respected, are earnest Christians and
St. Kitts ARCHIE NEILsoN-The work endeavor to please the Lord in all things.
here continues to be encour- It was a wonderful testimony to see these
aging. The meetings are well attended two sisters go down into the waters of
and rarely a week goes by without one or baptism before hundreds of people who
more conversions. The Assembly now lined the shore. It was a testimony to the
numbers 43 and the Sunday School has people to see we do not baptize to make
250 on the roll and seems to be steadily people Christians, as so many do, but be-
increasing. cause they are christians. April 20,1938

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TRINIDAD attended. We would especially ask prayer
Sam NORMAN L. KloN-At Maju- for the Mccallums who have written to
Fernando ba there are now about for- say that they hope to return in August,
fy-five in fellowship. A na- and for ourselves that we may be very
tive brother of ability, E. MCDonald, is a definitely guided as to our next step.
real help and stay to them. May 13, 1938
Four East Indian men conf-essed faith JAMAICA
in Christ a short time ago, at Cedros, for-
ty miles south of here, where Brother chamyHill wlLLIAM J. oGLESBy -For
Thornhill (a native brother with consid- the last eighteen months it
erable gift) has been working for the has been my joy and privilege to labor
Government. He has since secured six with brother Hynd in Jamaica, in the ab-
months' leave and is devoting the time to sence of his colaborers, Mr. and Mrs.
Gospel effort, in various outlying districts. William Mcculloch. During these months
The time is not far distant when the of happy fellowship in the gospel the Lord
work in these parts must be carried on by of the Harvest has graciously blessed His
God-fitted, Spirit-filled native brethren; it Word to the salvation of precious souls
is encouraging to see one here and there and to the edifying of the saints. To Him,
being exercised about their responsibility Who alone is worthy, would we give all
to their fellowman. March,1938 the praise and glory. Recently word has
been received that our brother and sister
TRINIDAD are returning to their field again, and the
Port of JAMEs C. KEINNE¥ -Since Lord has given definite guidance in the
Spain last writing, we have had a matter of my returning to the United
busy time in connection with States. I expect to leave for New York
the conference convened by the Belmont late in June of early in July. What the
Gospel Hall, the oldest assembly in the Lord has in store for me in the future is
Island. This year a large public hall was not certain, but there is the blessed assur-
taken, and eight hundred or so gathered ance that He will lead step by step all
from all parts of the Island. All the mis- along this pilgrim journey. I want to take
ionary brethren in the Island had a part this opportunity of thanking all God's
in the ministry, and in addition we had people for their prayers and fellowship,
Mr. J. D. Annan from St. Vincent and Mr. and also ask for continued prayer, that
James Teskey from Tobago. We are plan- God's will may be done in my life. 5-17-38
ning to have another baptism soon for
three who appear to be going on well. GRENADA, 8. W. I.
April 22, 1938 Sauteurs MlssEs IDA S. AND MARGARET
April 28 to May 7, we went to Sam R. LAST-In sixteen months,
Fernando with the Kions, and also spent since the Lord brought us here, He has
a few days with the Winships, a Christian enabled us to get together a Sunday
couple from England. He is employed in School of about ninety scholars in this
the oilfields. It was cooler there than in large village, a most neglected part. We
the city, and we greatly enjoyed the fel- have also two other classes in adjoining
lowship with the Kions and Winships. Re- districts, with ninety gathering in one and
turned to Port of Spain for the ministry fifty in the other weekly. Then we have a
meeting on May 3, and Wednesday, May women's class here to which about twen-
4, visited Arouca, the branch work car- ty-five attend.
ried on by the Lodge Place assembly. The We are trying to get hold of the wom-
gospel ministry on May 1 was carried on en in another village, but they are hard to
at both places by native brethren from reach. A large Sewing Class in connec-
the Lodge Place assembly. There is some tion with the Sunday School, visiting and
encouragement in Arouca at present, in tract distribution, fill up our time.
that the meetings are being more largely March 7, 1938

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New Missionaries in 1937 for the going forth of servants of Christ to
the lands of darkness.
1937 has been rather a disappointing H. P. Barker, ±n The Harvester
year, as far as the going forth of new
workers is concerned. Not one has gone No service of itself is smdrl
to the fruitful fields of eastern Europe. Though all of earth it frll;
Two, a brother and a sister, have gone to But that is small which seeks its own
Portugal, and that is the sum total for Eu- And great, that seeks God's W.tll.
rope. We speak only of workers from the
Assemblies. We commend to our readers
India, China, Manchukuo, Japan; not a "The Pilgrim Church"
single fresh worker, Malaya has had one,
a sister, the only new name for Asia. BY E. H. BROADBENT
Central Africa has been more favored, This book is a new approach to Church History.
with five brethren (two of them doctors) It is the outcome of caref ul and patient I.esearch
and two sisters. We are thankful for into an important but neglected phase of the his-
these; but so few do not represent any- tui`y of the Christian Church.
thing like an adequate addition to the The Christia7i of London, says:
Students of Church History will know that,
staff of workers in Angola, Belgian Con- from the first days when the professing Church
was invaded by worldly principles, and whc.n
go, and Northern Rhodesia. powei.s of earth began to etnploy ecclesiastical in-
In view of the great times of blessings stitutions to subserve political ends. there have
been, in laiger or smaller numbers, bodies of be-
in the West Indies, one would have lievers who, in the faith of Christ. have chosen to
stand apart. uiiwilling to confound spiritual things
thought that evangelists would have con- with intei`est of a worldly order.
By whatever name they were known. these peo-
centrated there for a while. Two workers plc have been described. and their distinctive wit-
ness has been unfolded. in the remarkable work
with their wives have left, one couple for compiled by Mr. Broadbent. who shows the funda-
mental difference between Christian believers and
Florida, the other couple for Brazil. Their adherents of corrupt Churches. ancient and mod-
ern. East and West.
places are barely filled by two brethren,
one in Jamaica, and one in St. Thomas, The Evamge.ica. Quarterlu..
This is a book that will repay careful study . . .
and two single sisters. The great conti- The Preface itself is valuable. giving. as it does.
`:stse:dFT£?:gfe:d:ct:ohein{E:t:h:e;!apt'ok::¥,3:`££Sydo¥ffi?cdfFtt:i:
nent of South America has only received
two new workers besides the couple in
Brazil, two brethren who have gone to igi8d:eTSs;¥anr¥g3::tahr::#¥!ro:f3¥n:i;:&faE:a:#ngs:n#a8fh%a:
Bolivia. to be read more than once.
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1938, God grant it may be a better year paid.

0NE worked
of the mightiest soul-winners
his business I knew
six daus everg was and
week, Cat.he
Ctarke, of iirission
kept his Chicago.open,
He
wh,ich he sapported out of his own pocket, seven rights everu week. He had
a wonderful erowd of froe or six hundred men every night in the gearndrunk-
ards, thieves, pickpockets, gamblers, tind everuthing that was hapeLess. Cat.
Ctarke was one of the dullest talkers I ever heard in mu tile. Yet, while he
was talking, these men would lean over and listen to hin, speubound. Some
of the greatest preachers in ChiccLgo would go down to help bin, but the men
would not Listen as theu listened to h^lm. He converted bu the score. Whu?
Because theu knew that Cot. Clarke Loved them. He once said.. "In the earig
part of this mission, I used to weep a great deal for these men, until at last I
got ash,a,med of mu tears. Then I steeted my heart, and stapped eruing. I Lost
in power. Th,en I praued to God, `0 God, give me back mu tears!' And God
gone me back mu tears, a,nd gave me wonderful power over these amen."
Reuben A. Totteu.

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