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We submit to the Master's will, say ing. 'Not ours, but thine be done. What thou doest we know not now, but we shall know hereafter.' " Left alone in that far-off land, in stead of becoming discouraged, as might have been expected, Sheppard seemed to have been inspired with an almost superhuman courage and wis dom. The account of his trip into the forbidden country of the Bakuba peo ple, into which he went at the risk of his life, and the royal reception which was finally hccorded him, reads al most like one of Jules Verne's sto ries. It has probably no equal in all missionary experience. This story alone is worth far more than the cost of the book. A WONDERFUL OFFER. This year the Missionary Societies anil the Mission Study Classes are studying Africa. They are exceed ingly fortunate in being able to get two new fresh books of a high order on the Dark Continent. They are "Presbyterian Pioneers in Congo," 50 c?nts (reviewed on this page); "The Lure of Africa," 60 cents (to be re viewed next week). Y'our Chance. ? Secure a new sub scriber to the Presbyterian of the South, yourself or someone else, and send us $2.00, just the price of the paper, and we will send you the paper and both books, without any addi tional charge. They will be sent to the same or different addresses as ordered. This offer is not to apply to renewals. The books may be ordered separately at the prices given, with 7 cents each added for postage. SUGGESTIONS. Miss C. L. Campbell. It is not worth while to waste much time in defending or advocating Prayer. Experiment makes argument needless. ? A. T. Pierson. A Missionary Alphabet. "Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession." (Ps. 2:8.) ?'Blessed be his glorious name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with his glory." (Ps. 72: 19.) "Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast them selves of idols; worship him (the Lord) all ye gods." (Ps. 97*7.) "Declare his glory among the heath en, his wonders among all people." (Ps. 96:3.) "Every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God, as I live, saith the Lord." (Rom. 14:11.) "For from the rising of the sun, even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering; for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord, of hosts." (Mai. 1:11.) "Go ye therefore, and teach all na tions, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." (Matt. 28:19.) "Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven." (Zech. 2:6.) "I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in." (Matt. 25:35.) "Jesus said unto him, . . . The Son of man is come to seek and to sa ve that which was lost." (Luke 19:9, 10.) "Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest." (Heb. 8:11.) "Let him know that he which con verteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall hide a multitude of sins." (James 5:20.) "Make straight the way of the Lord." (John 1:23.) "Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men." ( 1 Thess. 5:14.) "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold, them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." (John 10:16.) "Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth la borers into his harvest." (Matt. 9:38.) "Quit ye like men, be strong: watch ye, stand fast in the faith." (1 Cor. 16:13.) "Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." (Luke 24:47.) "Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: ... he shall judge the people righteously." Ps. 96:10.) "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slack ness; but is long-suffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9.) "Unto me ... is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ." (Eph. 3:8.) "Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least one of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matt. 25:40.) "Woe unto them that are at ease in Zion." (Amos 6:1.) "Ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8.) "Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; . . . lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities: Behold your God." (Isaiah 40:9.) ? From the Missionary Voice. For older people, have these verses read from different parts of the floor, as the leader calls the letter of- the alphabet; for younger people, have each come forward bearing the letter cut large in cardboard, all standing in line till the whole is completed. This alphabet can be had from the Nashville Foreign Mission office. MISSIONS IN SUNDAY-SCHOOL. AN INVENTORY. Have seven pupils, bearing the flags of each of our Beven mission fields, come forward and give the number of converts in his country, as follows: Africa, 15,674; Brazil, 4,842; China, 4,247; Cuba, 752; Japan, 3,506; Ko rea, 7,874; Mexico, 1,274. Have someone write on the black board "Southern Presbyterians in," then add the names and numbers as called and sum up t >e total In the presence of the school. And suppose you have this on the blackboard for several weeks. A MESSAGE TO WOMEN OF V1K (ilMA. A splendid consignment of litera ture from Nashville makes possible the offer to send you live leaflets to mail to your members off on a vaca tion ? just short, readable ones ? and some rainy day they will be welcomed reading. You have no postage ac count, did you say? That's bad; but try to get a dollar, or less, from somewhere, just for this investment, and watch for visible dividends next winter. Write me what to send. Carrie Lee Campbell, Syn. Sec. For. Missions, Richmond*, Va. WOMAN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Just beyond the Alba Hotel, in a clump of laurel and rhododendron, is located the beautiful little Woman's Building, daintily furnished with rugs and net curtains in keeping with the artistic rustic furniture. The little brook rippling beside the porch makes music all the day. Independence Day dawned clear and bright at Montreat this year and at nine o'clock sixteen members of the Woman's Auxiliary Council gath ered in their own building for four full days of conference together. The absence of Mrs. Ernest Thomp son of West Virginia, and of Mrs. J. B. Nunn, of Arkansas, was noted with regret, and Mrs. Frank Lane, of Mis souri, was represented by her proxy, Mrs. Richmond. Miss Regina Lustgarten gave prac tical and helpful Bible studies the first thing each morning, beginning with "The Value of Purpose," and conclud ing on Saturday with helpful direc tions for "Walking In Unity." Mrs. Chris. G. Dullnig, of Texas, presided at all the meetings, and It was our privilege to have with us during the meeting Dr. H. H. Sweets, Dr. S. L. Morris, Mr. R. E. Magill and Dr. Egbert Smith, of the Supervisory Committee. Dr. S. H. Chester, Dr. Homer McMillan, Dr. Megginson, Dr. Walkup, Mr. George Davis and Mr. Charles M. Alexander also came at different times to counsel with ua. The reports of offiecrs of the W. A. C. were brief and to the point. Our superintendent was present at all meetings and gave aid and advice, as well as a full and comprehensive re port of work accomplished, and plans for the future. The reports of standing committees showed careful consideration and were received and acted upon accord ing to their merits. Several letters and telegrams were received from absentees and former members, and these were acknowl edged by a special committee on com munications. Thursday afternoon, from 5 to 6, a- delightfully informal reception w*as given by the W. A. C. to the dele gates to the Young People's Confer ence in honor of the missionaries on the ground. The reports from Synodicals, by re quest of the chairman, were confined to brief statements as to the greatest advance, and the greatest need of each. After much discussion and careful consideration, it was unanimously de cided to name our exquisite little building in honor of our beloved su perintendent, "The Winsborough Building." The many knotty problems which filled the Question Box were expedi tiously untangled by Mrs. Winsbor ough, after which the election of of fleers for the ensuing year resulted as follows: Chairman, Mrs. S. D. Walton, of Virginia. Vice-Chairman, Mrs. JameB W. Bruce, of Alabama. Secretary, Mrs. G. T. Ralls, Okla homa. Invitations for the VV. A. C. to meet in Lexington, Ky., and in Charles ton, W. Va., were appreciated and declined with thanks, as the majority considered Montreat the best meeting place for 1918. Monday afternoon, July 9th, the c\^ing session was held when the re tirtVig chairman graciously passed the gavel to the newly elected chairman. Mrs. Walton accepted with a few re marks, and instead of a Scripture motto for the ensuing year, gave us the following verse to stimulate and encourage: "God broke our years into hours and days, That hour by hour and day by day. By going just a little way We might be able all along To keep quite strong. Should all the weight of life Be laid upon our shoulders. And the future rife with care and struggle, Meet us face to face In just one place We could not go ? our faith would fail ? And so, God lays a little on us every day. And never, I believe, in all the way Will trials press so deep, Or pathways lie so threatening and so steep But we can go, for by God's power We only bear the burden of the hour." The standing committees for the year were appointed as follows: Chairman's Committee: Mrs. Wal ton, Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Ralls. Montreat Program: Mrs. W. C. Winsborough, Mrs. S. D. Walton. Young People's Work: Mrs. W. B. Ramsey, Mrs Archibald Davis, Mrs. Andrew Bramlett, Mrs. W. S. Payne. Organization: Mrs. C. G. Dullnig, Mrs. H. M. Sydenstrlcker, Mrs. Ernest Thompson, Mrs. D. A. McMillan, Miss Agnes Davidson. Synodical Efficiency: Mrs. Wm. M. Charlton, Mrs. Prank W. Lane, Mrs. Walter McCoy, Mrs. J. B. Nunn, Miss . Ella Cummins. After supper Monday afternoon Mrs. Walton was delegated to bring the superintendent to the Winsbor ough Building, where all the mem bers of the W. A. C. had gathered on the porch, and in a few fitting words on behalf of the former and present members of the body, Mrs. Archibald Davis presented to Mrs. Winsborough a dainty wrist watch, this being the close of five strenuous years of pioneer work. Mrs. Wm. M. Charlton. THE PRAYER MEETING HELPING ONE ANOTHER. By Rev. R. F. Campbell, D. D. Week Beginning Aug. 6, 1917. Phil. 4:14-17. The letter to the Philippians, writ ten from the prison at Rome, is The Epistle of Joy. The words "joy" and "rejoice" occur no less than eighteen times in these four short chapters. The apostle rejoices in the memories of the past, in the circumstances of the present, and in the prospects of the future. The keynote of the epistle Is found in verse 10 of this chapter: "I rejoice in the Lord greatly." (Contnued on page 10.)