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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, November 07, 1917, Image 7

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Woman's Work
By Miss C. L. Campbell.
"Any thing in my name" (John
Heathen prayer ... is the violent
effort to make God will what I wish.
Christian prayer is the submissive
effort to make my wish what God
wills, and that is to pray in Christ's
name. ? Alex. MacLaren.
Home Mission Fruit.
Has your Home Mission Study Class
been a delight, or has it sometimes
bordered on being a drag?
In either case, this message from
the "thick of the fight" will come as
a tonic to our faith, as it is a veri
table breeze from the mountains of
Western Virginia.
The writer declares himself to have
been the worst man in the whole
countryside, breaking all laws of God
and man, adding "and there's nobody
around here who will contradict it."
God used a gentle woman, a mis
sion school and a prayer meeting to
reach him. That He who began the
good work is performing it is shown
in these words, written from his heart
to the one who showed him the way:
"I am realising the Lord more every
day of my life. I see now as I never
did before. I know the Holy Spirit's
power more every day. Oh! if the
Christian people would step out on
God's promises they would see so
much more of the power of the Holy
Spirit. It is so sweet to have Jesus
in your life, have him to guide our
ways. There is nothing so precious
to me as the Lord, and I know he will
be to all that will let him. I want you
to pray for me; I want to work for my
Lord, for he has done so much for
me. I never can do too much for him.
My lesson for Sunday is to try to show
them (a class of men) it is a free
gift of God, not by our own good
works; we are His workmanship. Pray
for all. I pray for you every day spe
Old Clothes.
Again? ? but they need them so,
and you will be glad to be rid of them.
Just steal a little time from all those
things you have to do, and put up a
package right away.
Of course, you will, after you read
this. You probably understand that
the income from nearly all of my
work is gotten from the sale df
second-hand clothes, and, of course,
we have had a great many boxes sent
to us or we could not have accom
plished what we have. I expected the
war to lessen a part of these boxes,
but I did not realize that it could cut
them down to such an extent as it has,
and we are really in bad straits and
we are not attempting to do anything
that can possibly be delayed.
Two of our teachers have been liv
ing in tents, which they are finding
pretty cold right now, because the lit
tle Teacherage is overflowed, but we
could not afford to build any more.
The salaries of these teachers are de
pendent upon these sales and the
salaries are more than a month behind
. now.
Remember to send the mail to
Crossnore, and the express and freight
to Spruce Pine, N. C., on the C. C. & O.
R. R. Send to Mrs. Mary M. Sloop.
Missions In Sunday-school.
Let us all try tor one week to get
a live missionary leaflet Into every
home In the Sunday-school.
Call for a "showing of hands" of
all those who will ask father or
mother to read the leaflet, or who will
promise to do this themselves; and
have a goodly number of distributers
ready to supply the different parts of
the school.
Where do we get this literature, did
you ask?
Write to the Home Mission office,
Atlanta, Ga., or to the Foreign Mis
sion office, Nashville, Tenn., or to this
column, stating just how many you
A Message to Foreign Mission
Our war debt, do you know about
it? Well, let's get everybody to know
about it and then maybe it will not
be. Won't you do this?
Take the whole of page 15 of the
Presbyterian of the South for October
17th, and put it up in the most con
spicuous place which you are allowed
to use, in your place of meeting, in
the prayer meeting room, or in the
Sunday-school, or it might be put in
the vestibule of your church. This is
the best place of all. But ask spe
cial permission to do this, if custom
has given you no bulletin board
Carrie Lee Campbell,
Va. Syn. Sec. For. Missions, Rich
mond, Va.
"When we walk amid the shadows and
the skies are overcast,
When we linger half bewildered 'twlxt
the future and the past,
We shall always find the Master at the
parting of the ways,
We shall hear his gentle whisper, 'I
am with you all the days.'
"When we bear the heat and burden
with a toil that seems in vain,
When we falter and a world-fret set
tles down on heart and brain.
He will lay his right hand on us and
our drooping spirits raise,
Calling back our hope and courage ?
who Is with us all the days.
"When we lie in pain and weakness
in the sacred upper room,
When earth's voices all are muffled
and love's flowers all in bloom,
He will come and sit beside us, bring
ing comforts that amaze ?
Silent joy and his sweet patience ?
who is with u. all the days.
"When we joy with joy of harvest in
the lengthened summer day
As we stoop In patient gleaning, or
we bear our sheaves away,
We shall hear the Master's footsteps,
we shall have the Master's
For the harvest Joy he giveth ? who
is with us all the days.
"Yesterday, to-day, forever! he is the
same Jesus still,
Guiding, keeping those who love
him ? shaping all things to his
So I follow where he leads me, let him
choose my times and ways,
For the promise never falls me ? "I am
with you all the days.' "
? Author Unknown.
The Mississippi Sy nodical Auxiliary
at its annual meeting September,
1917, ordered the constitution which
was adopted at the annual meeting
in 1916, and approved by the Synod
at their meeting in 1916, printed.
Copies may he obtained by writing to
the Synodical president, Mrs. W. H.
Whitaker, Grenada, MIsb., or to the
Synodical secretary, Mrs. C. S. Everts,
Gulfport, Miss.
Tho thirteenth annual meeting of
the Virginia Synodical met in Shep
herdstown, West Virginia, on October
9th-llth, with forty delegates and
visitors present.
Tuesday, the 9th, was given over
wholly to executive session, at which
time all the administrative business
of the organization was dispatched.
The Synodical proper was opened
on Tuesday night by Dr. Ghlselin,
pastor of the hostess church, who
most graciously welcomed the visit
ing members of the Synodical and in
troduced the speaker of the evening,
Dr. B. F. Wilson, of Harrisonburg.
Dr. Wilson's theme was "The Blended
Life," and a more masterly address
has never been delivered before this
body of women.
Other features of especial note
which marked the program of the
Shepherdstown meeting were:
The Bible studies and an address
by Miss Regina Lustgarten, a young
Hebrew Christian, recently graduated
from the Moody Bible Institute, whose
excellent work and earnest spirituality
deeply impressed her hearers.
A series of mission studies based
upon "The Task That Challenges,"
ably and attractively presented by
Mrs. W. B. Ramsay, president of the
North Carolina Synodical Auxiliary.
Splendid addresses by Mrs. J. C.
Stewart, of Richmond; Miss Williams,
of the Cannaday Mountain School;
Rev. H. H. Hudson, of Charlottesville;
Rev. A. C. Bridgman, of Richmond;
Dr. John I. Armstrong, of Nashville,
and Mr. Norman Yonan, a young
Armenian student at Washington and
Lee University.
A Foreign Mission pageant, written
and presented by Miss Carrie Lee
Campbell, of Richmond, which not
only entertained but carried a keen
lesson home to every heart.
New officers elected for the ensuing
year were as follows: Secretary of
Young People's Work, Miss Margaret
McGuire, of Roanoke; secretary of
literature, Miss Sidney Kearfott,
Kearneysville, W. Va.
The hospitality and co-operation of
the pastor and members of the Shep
herdstown church added greatly to the
success and pleasure of the meeting,
and the beautiful scenery surrounding
the town gave unbounded enjoyment.
Waynesboro will be the meeting
place of the Synodical in 1918 D. V.
That the Christian spirit and
growth of the organization may be as
marked in tho year ahead as during
the year just ended, is the fervent
prayer of every member.
Week Beginning November 11, 1917.
Matt. 6:19, 20.
All things earthly change and their
glory passes away. The most endur
ing monuments of man's skill and
labor will crumble into dust. Even
the mountains are being worn away
by weather and storm. Scientists tell
us that even the stars in the heavens
will burn up after awhile. There is
nothing on earth that Is abiding.
Why should we labor and strive for
the things that perish? A beautiful
house may be built of Ice and snow,
but when winter la over and the
spring comes It disappears in the pres
ence of the sun. Instead of spending
our efforts in laying up treasures
where moth and rust corrupt, or such
as soon vanish away, it will be far
better to seek for some treasure that
will abide. Can such treasures be
No matter how much wealth we
may acquire or how much gold and
silver we may accumulate, we cannot
carry one dollar of it with us when
we leave this world. A traveler going
into foreign countries would find the
money which he uses at home of no
value to him. So before he starts on
his journey he goes to the bank and
deposits his money and for it receives
checks on banks in the country to
which he is going. This means that
by the proper use of his money, at
home, he has laid up treasure in
foreign countries for his use and com
fort when he needs them.
The traveler through life is on his
way to a new country, even a
heavenly. He cannot carry his gold
and his silver with him; and if he
could it would be of no value to him
If we want to carry our wealth to
heaven, we must turn it into some
thing that can be taken to heaven.
The one thing that goes from earth
to heaven is a redeemed soul.
Can our money be turned into re
deemed souls? Just as really as can
our labor. All about us are lost souls
needing to tye saved. By our personal
efforts we can reach some. By our
gifts we can send the gospel to others.
When a soul has been brought to the
knowledge of the Saviour and has ac
cepted his salvation, its name is writ
ten in the Lamb's Book of Life. And
when its journey is finished here, it
will be taken to heaven, there to abide
Is- tne soul wor'li tue cost? Our
Saviour says It Is. We are willing
^enough to labor and toll for the
wealth of earth. Suppose we could
get together all the silver In the world
and begin the building of a great
pyramid, and then complete the struc
ture by piling upon the silver all of
the gold in the world. When this is
finished, gather all the precious jewels
of the world and in strings and fes
toons wreathe them In a crown of
glory about the pyramid's head. How
our hearts would go out In yearning
that we might be the owner of this
vast wealth. Yet all these vast treas
ures are not worth as much as a single
soul. "What shall it profit a man if
he gain the whole world and lose his
own soul?"
We can lay up these great treasures
in heaven, and there Is no limit to
the number which we may have there,
except the amount of effort, prayer
and faith which we put Into the work
of saving souls.
Our Saviour makes It possible for
each one of us to lay up treasures In
heaven. We cannot save souls, we do
not have to-do It. All we have to do
is to carry to the lost the salvation
Jesus has provided for us. We can
do this by living so as to show that
we have received this blessing our
selves. This will make others want
We can tell others of our salva
tion and of our Saviour. We can give
of ouf means to send others to tell
the glad news that there is redemp
tion for the lost. We can pray for
God's blessing on our efforts and on
the work done by others.
We are not limited in the area from
which we can gather these treasures.
They may come from parts of the
world we have never seen and may be
the souls of those we have never
known. There will no doubt be many
surprises for some of God's people
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