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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, October 31, 1917, Image 7

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Woman's Work
Miss C. L. Campbell.
Elias was a man subject to like
passions as we are, and he prayed
earnostly . . . and he prayed again.
James 5:17-18.
Where the Money Goes ? A Box
(This demonstration has been ask
ed for again for the Home Mission
study classes; and it is suggested that
the boxes and figures might be kept
up before the class during several
meetings. ? Ed. )
This has been used several times
in Sunday-schools with lasting effect,
and may be used also in missionary
meetings, especially Young People's
First get together a cigar box, a
candy box, a flower box, a hat box,
a chewing-gum box and a mite box ?
six boxes in all.
Tell your audience that you are
going to show them how some of
America's money is used. Then call
number one to come forward, and be
sure to have these girls stand where
the boxes can be seen; for the whole
effort is useless "except to be seen."
Number one holds up a cigar box,
out of which she slowly draws a long
strip of paper on wh!ch is written in
clear, large figures $416, 000, 000.
And the leader says: "This spent
for tobacco in the United States in
one year, according to census of
Number two comes up with a candy
box, out of which she draws a strip
bearing the figures $200,000,000.
Number three brings the hat box,
which tells a tale of $105,000,000.
Number four, a florist's box, $69,
Number five, {i chewing-gum box,
And last of all the mite box, which
stands rather aloof, and out of which
number six slowly and with shame
facedness draws a small, narrow str)p
on which is written $18,000,000.
Allow each girl to stand with box
and figures well in view until the
six are all in line ? do not * rush
through any part of this ? and give a
quiet minute or two, when all are in
place, that the different figures and
the boxes to which they belong may
print themselves on the minds of all
who are looking at them ? and all
present will be looking.
If in a remote place and it is diffi
cult to secure all these boxes, do not
give up using this demonstration;
even with the mite box and one other
the "story the boxes tell" would not
be lost.
While the girls still stand holding
the boxes, ask some sympathetic soul
to pray, just a few strong words, that
God's children will see to it that the
mite box may grow larger ? large
enough to supply the Immediate and
crying need.
is coming, and that now is the time
to start these far away gifts. Be sure
to pack safely, wrap strongly, tie up
securely, and then state on the wrap
ping the contents of the package;
e. g., if it contains Blippers, write on
the wrapping "slippers"; if a doll,
write "one doll," and -so on. This
prevents delay at the examining post
And most important of all, be sure
to ask your postmaster about the
amount of postage. Don't let's have
our missionaries paying postage (and
double postage over there) on their
own Christmas presents.
And why should not every one of
our missionaries, the three hundred
and seventy-seven, have one more gift
this Christmas, because you thought
to send it?
And our home missionaries, too,
they are in our hearts and at our very
doors; -and another loving thought
would gladden their hearts. Let's
see that every one of them has some
thing to warm their hearts, and
maybe their bodies.
You don't know where to find any
of these missionaries, home or for
eign? Did you say that? Look over
your Prayer Calendar, or study the
last pages of the "Survey," or write
this page. We know whero a lot of
them are.
Missions in Sunday-school.
Get ready to study Brazil in No
vember, by having the map of Brazil
in full view, with its flag over it.
Have the different classes send up
each a member to mark a station with
a star; and call the name of the
station. The stumbling over the hard
names will add a little zest.
And start a product map, having
pupils appointed beforehand bring
coffee, rubber, sugar, gold, and all
other things they know of, and be
ready to glue on this map. Your
Juniors will delight in this.
A Message to Women of Virginia.
The official news comes from Nash
ville that there are in Virginia thirty
eight churches, who last year gave
nothing to Foreign Missions.
If you can help even one near you
to get out of this sad category, the
list of those near you will be sent
if you send your name and address to
Miss Carrie Lee Campbell,
Syn. Sec. For. Missions, Richmond,
The First Presbyterian church of
Lynchburg has this printed on last
leaf of their yearly program.
In view of this, their success is not
"The supreme question of missions
is how to multiply the number of
Christians who . . . will . . . wield
the force of intercessory prayer." ?
John R. Mott.
? * ?
"All things whatsoever ye shall ask
in prayer, believing, ye shall re
ceive." ? Matt. 21:22.
"Pray, ye, therefore." ? Luke 10:2.
Each member of the Home Mis
sionary Society is asked to pray daily
Our church, that God may pour
out His Spirit upon it.
Our society, and each phase of its
Our country, that it may be guided
Our men, in the army and navy,
who have gone out from the Church.
Ourselves, that we be not
"slackers" in our work for our so
ciety, for our church, and for our
Our home missionaries, a small
force of a little over six hundred
"fighting the good fight of faith" on
the frontier, in the mountains, among
the foreigners, the Indians and the
Use the Prayer Calendar.
The Mississippi Synodlcal Auxiliary
held its fifth annual meeting in the
Prasbyterian church of Tupelo, Sep
tember 12th-14th. The loving hospl
tality was manifested in bo many
ways, making it a meeting long to be
remembered by all in attendance. The
sessions were unusually practical and
helpful, filled with a spirit of har
mony and of loving consecration.
More time was devoted to discussion
of reports and to conference work
than to inspirational addresses. En
thusiasm was apparent all the time.
Plans and recommendations adopted
will strengthen the work, making it
still more effective and valuable as
they are put into action. Dr. Melvin
presented the needs of the French
Camp School, and Synodical recom
mended that the women again under
take to raise the $2,500.00 needed to
support the work this year. Excellent
reports were received concerning the
work of the young woman who used
the Synodical scholarship last year at
the Richmond Training School. The
scholarship was again recommended.
The Synodical constitution adopted at
the last annual meeting, June, 1916,
and approved by the Synod, Novem
ber, 1916, was ordered published. All
were saddened because Mrs.> H. M.
Sydenstricker, the faithful and effi
cient president since the organization
of Synodical, five years ago, could no
longer be re-elected, she having ac
cepted a position on the faculty of
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.
She was unanimously elected honor
ary life president, and presented with
a beautiful gold watch as a small tes
timonial of the love and appreciation
of the Presbyterian women of Mis
sissippi. Mrs. W. H. Whitaker,
Grenada, formerly president of North
Mississippi Presbyterial, was elected
president, and will carry on the work
loyally and capably. Mrs. H. B. Mil
ler, Hazlehurst, was re-elected vice
president. Mrs. C. S. Everts, Gulf
port, and Mrs. R. L. Turner, Meridian,
were re-elected secretary and treas
urer. The next meeting will be with
in the bounds of Meridian Presby
Mrs. C. S. Everts,
Secretary Mississippi Synodical Aux
The Synodical Auxiliary of Florida
will hold its fourth annual meeting
in Quincy, Florida, November 6th,
7th and 8th.
It is hoped that every delegate may
be present for the opening session,
November 6th, at 7:30 P. M.
All Synodical Auxiliary officers are
urged to be present at the meeting
of the Executive Committee, Tuesday,
November 6th, at 2:30 P. M.
All delegates are asked to notify
the chairman of the Hospftality Com
mittee, Mrs. J. W. Woodward, Quincy,
of the time of their arrival, that en
tertainment may be provided.
Mrs. Charles E. Dorsey,
Synodical Secretary.
Week Beginning November 11, 1917.
Matt. 6:19, 20.
All the world is seeking for treas
ures, the child on the seashore pick
ing up shells, the miner in the bowels
of the earth, the business man in his
office, the traveler in the wilds of an
unexplored country. The objects of
their search may be different, but to
each seeker they have at least a sup
posed value.
There are some people who profess
to believe that riches are a curse. The
Bible does not teach this. They
quote wrongly, and say, "Money iB
the root of all evil," when our Saviour
said, "The love of money is the root
of all evil."
Wealth has its temptations and, ?
therefore, its dangers, and so has
poverty. Wealth properly used may
and should prove a great blessing to
him who possesses it, as well as to
In seeking for treasures, two things
ought to be kept in mind. One is as
to whether or not they are of lasting
value. The other is as to the use to
be made of them.
Many people labor all their lives
to secure wealth that they may store
it away. What good does it do them
to lay it away? There is merely the
pleasure of knowing that it is stored
away. One thing such people seem
to forget is that they cannot carry
their wealth away with them.
There are treasures which can be
laid up in heaven, and which will be
ours through all eternity. Paul
realized that when he said: "I know
whom I have believed, and am per
suaded that he is able to keep that
which I have committed unto hiril
against that day." He intrusted to
the Saviour's keeping in heaven his
most precious treasure, his immortal
soul. "All that a man hath will he
give for his life." If this be the esti
mate placed upon the physical life,
how much more valuable is the life
of the soul. Every wise man will try
to see that this treasure, which can
never be replaced or duplicated, if
lost, shall be put into a place of safe
The disciples returning from their
missionary journeys were rejoicing
over the manifestations of power
which the Saviour had given them,
even the devils being subject to them.
Our Saviour told them that there was
a far greater reason for their re
joicing. "Rejoice that your names
are written in the Lamb's Book of
There are other treasures that can
be laid up in heaven. In the parable
of the Unjust Steward our Saviour is
warning against the improper use of
money, and says tfiat is a good use
to put it to. "Make to yourselves
friends of the mammon of unright
eousness, that they may receive you
into glory."
It will be worth a great deal to us
and will add much to our happiness
and joy in heaven to know that there
are some there to welcome us to our
eternal home, who would not have
been there, but for the money we
spent to give them salvation. Can we
imagine a better use to put it to?
Our money can be turned into re
deemed souls in heaven, when we use
it for God's glory. Our own churches
ought to be provided with all they
need for doing the work God has
given them to do, and the various
general departments of the Church's
more general work ought to be pro
vided for. With all the money that
Christian people have it is a crying
sin and shame that the work of carry
ing the gospel to the heathen in for
eign lands and to the spiritually des
titute in our own land should be so
hampered and cut short. Millions of
men, women and children are being
lost, when they ought to be treas
ures laid up in heaven, and would be,
if God's people gave their money for
this cause as they ought.
There are other ways by which we
can lay up treasures in heaven. Some
treasures on earth are secured in ex
change for money. Others come as
the result of our labors. Not only
may souls be saved by the proper use
of our money, but they may be saved
by our labors. Everything ought to
be done that can be done to give the
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