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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, January 16, 1918, Image 7

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Woman's Work
SUGGESTIONS.
By Miss Carrie Lee Campbell.
All workers who can use the pro
grain given below can have as many
copies as they need free of cost from
(he Woman's Auxiliary, Tenth and
Peachtree Streets, Atlanta, Ga.
Missions in Sunday-School.
If you have only five minutes for
missions in Sunday-school, one of the
three parts of this program might
he used each Sunday.
"Pray ye the Lord of the harvest. '
Daily Subjects for Prayer-Meeting.
January 18-31, 1918.
Ask definitely every day that the
financial needs of our Foreign Mis
sion work may be met liberally out
of the Church's abundance.
Sunday ? China.
Monday ? Korea and Japan.
Tuesday ? Africa.
Wednesday ? Brazil.
Thursday ? Mexico and Cuba.
Friday ? For consecration ou part
of the Church at home, which will
result in constant intercession and
giving of gold.
Saturday ? That the Spirit of God
may so fill all the missionaries and
the members of native churches in
the foreign fields that they may win
souls as never before.
Foreword.
Scatter through your Society mem
bership, and even in ail the congre
gation, a week or ten days before
this meeting, copies of the leaflets,
"War and Foreign Missions," "The
Truth About Foreign Missions," "The
Work to Date" and "Speaking to the
King," that their hearts may bo pre
pared.
Also keep In full view the large
statistical charts telling "facts, big
facts, human, facts, related facts"
about our work.
(All these from the Nashville of
fice for the asking.)
Have a good globe of the world
at hand, and eight small pennants,
hearing the word "Pray," to mark
our seven Mission fields, and also our
Home Mission field in the far West
ern States, proving that the sun never
sets on our Mission work; and call
for a covenant of prayer to girdle
the earth.
Write out in large letters and fig
ures, on the blackboard, the follow
ing:
Where American Money Goes.
Per Annum.
Tobacco $416,000,000
Millinery 200,000,000
candy 105,000,000
Flowers 69,000.000
Chewing gum 21,000,000
Missions 18,000,000
At the time indicated in the pro
gram use these demonstrations; they
will add life to the meeting and drive
home some vital facts, through the
oye, to some tired, inattentive mind.
If further material Is needed, re
member Nashville is waiting to serve
you.
I. The Call of the World.
HYMN.
From Greenland's icy mountains, from
India's coral strand,
W here Africa's sunny fountains roll
down their golden sand;
From many an ancient river, from
many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver their land from
error's chain.
Can wa whose souls are lighted with
wisdom from on hlflt,
Can we to men benighted the lamp
of life deny?
Salvation! Oh, salvation! The joyful
sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation ha3
learned Messiah's name.
PRAYER.
For God's rich blessing upon each
one taking part in this program.
SCRIPTURE READING.
Christ's First Missionary Cominaud.
When he saw the multitude he was
moved with compassion on them, be
cause they fainted, and were scattered
abroad as sheep having no shepherd.
Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly is plenteous, but
the laborers are few;
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the
harvest that he will send forth labor
ers into his harvest. (Matthew 9:36
38.)
And Jesus came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is given unto
me in heaven and in earth. Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, bap
tizing them in the name of the Fath
er, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost;
Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you:
and lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world. Amen.
(Matthew 28:18-20.)
(Note the "alls.")
RESPONSIVE READING.
Leader: How does the call come to
us today?
Response: The need is the call.
Leader: Where have we under
taken to answer the call?
Response: In Africa, Brazil, China,
Cuba, Japan, Mexico and Korea.
(Leader should show globe of world
here. See Foreword.)
Leader: To how many souls has
our Church pledged herself to carry
the good news that human souls may
be saved from sin?
Response: To nearly thirty-two
million souls.
Leader: How rapidly is she doing
this?
Response: Not as fast as the
heathen are born, nor as fast as they
die.
Leader: What is the condition of
our work in Africa?
Response: Hundreds of heathen
coming to Christ; Missionaries over
worked; whole villages sending and
pleading for the Gospel, and nobody
to go.
Leader: What is the news from
Brazil?
Response: Work expanding; but
no increase in number of Missionaries
in ten years.
Leader: Are there encouraging
signs in China?
Response: Doors wide open. Great
need of more workers, especially in
the North Kiangsu Mission.
Leader: And what can be said of
our smallest Mission field, Cuba?
Response: Ripe for success; more
workers needed.
Leader: Does Japan want the Gos
pel?
Response: In many places they are
asking for preachers; and our Mis
sionaries are pleading with the home
Church to send them help at once.
Leader: What of Korea?
Response; 714 laBt year; native
Christians noble examples of faith in
prayer and sacrificial giving; but there
are fewer Missionaries there now than
five years ago.
Leader: And what does Mexico
need 7
Response: A brand-new Mission In
its new location farther south.
Loader: Do these seven urgent
needs speak especially to our South
ern Church?
Response: \es, because, according
to modern Missionary comity, nobody
else will carry the Gospel to fields
which we have assumed.
PRAYER.
That our eyes may see and our
ears hear this call; and that our
hearts may heed the call to give and
give and give, till this becomes our
Joy.
HYMN.
Hark! the voice of Jesus crying,
Who will go to work today?
I" ields are white, and harvests wait
ing,
W ho will bear the sheaves away?"
Loud and long the Master calleth;
Rich reward he offers free; x
Who will answer, gladly saying,
"Here am I; send me, send mo?"
II. Our Answer to the Call.
A Lesson in Mathematics.
Leader: To how many souls has
our Church promised to take the com
forting news?
Response: To about thirty-two
million souls.
Leader: Where are they?
Response: In seven fields.
Leader: How many did we bring
to Christ last year?
Response: More than 5,000, bring
ing our uative Church membership
above 38,000.
Leader: How many members in
the Southern Presbyterian Church?
Response: 359,000.
Leader: If we are responsible for
32,000,000 souls, what proportion of
responsibility falls to each one of us?
Response: About 90 souls.
Leader: What can we do for these
90 souls, if we do not go to them?
Response: Give to send others
and then pray daily and earnestly
that "iny ninety" may be saved.
Leader: How many Missionaries
have we sent out to reach this vast
multitude of 32,000,000?
Response: Just a little company,
a miniature army of 377 preachers!
teachers and doctors.
Leader: Then how many heathens
must each one reach if our task is to
be done?
Response: S4.000 souls each.
Leader: In what condition have
we left this thin, far-flung battle line'
Response: With meager equip
ment; workers overworked; many
homes unsanitary; often out of reach
of a doctor even by a long-distance
call; eight-hour limit to a working
day unknown; salaries of native help
ers at times cut off.
.Leader: How are we giving to
support this work?
Response: Only one dollar and
s.xty cents per capita through our
whole Church last year.
Leader: What does this lesson in
mathematics demonstrate?
Response: That we are only play
ing at Missions.
Leader: And we must answer with
I ? fr?m the trenches
where in Prance," who, when he first
new hrlst as his intimate friend
cried out of a full heart: "Something
wrong with the scheme of things
r0hr'vvf"" ??> p" 'The .hoIe
or Christ right in the forefront as
?Ua.u,e - - -
PRAYER.
m'rvh;t.each member of this Society
"To u 88 th? 8logan of her life,
known/ Chr,8t and to make blm
HYMN.
(Sung very softly.)
Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
In living echoes of thy tone;
As thou hast sought, so let me seek
Thy erring children, lost and lone.
O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
The precious things thou dost Im
part,
And wing my words that they may
reach.
The hidden depths of many a heart.
0 use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as thou wilt, and when, and
where,
Until thy blessed face I see.
Thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.
Leader: How much money floes
our Executive Committee of Foreign
Missions at Nashville need each year
to carry on our great work?
Response: One million dollars.
Leader: Let us see where much
American money goes annually.
(Shows figures on blackboard. See
Foreword.)
Leader: How has God used even
our small gifts?
Response: Last year, even with
our poor equipment and the small
number of reapers, there were added
to the roll of Christians more than
5,000 souls.
Leader: What is God's challenge
to giving?
Response: Bring ye all the tithes
into the storehouse, and prove me
now herewith, if 1 will not open you
the windows of heaven, and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not
be room enough to receive it.
Leader: Are we giving tithes ? "all
the tithes" ? or "left-overs?"
III. Prayer.
Leader: Pray ye thereforo Call
upon me ... I will deliver.
Response: Before they call, I will
answer; and while they are yet speak
ing, I will hear.
Leader: What was Christ's first
missionary command?
Response: Pray ye therefore the
Lord of the harvest that he will send
forth laborers into his harvest.
Leader: What was his own prac
tice of prayer?
Response: He went out into a
mountain to pray, and continued all
night In prayer to God. And he with
drew himself Into the wilderness and
prayed. And in the morning, rising
up a great while before day, he went
out and departed into a solitary place
and there prayed.
Leader: What are a few of Christ's
many promises concerning prayer?
Response: If ye abide In me, . . .
ask what ye will, and It shall be done.
Ask and ye shall receive. Whatsoever
ye ask In my name he will give It
you. If ye ask anything in my name
1 will do It.
Leader: What is the Father's prom
ise to the Son?
Response: Ask of Me, and I shall
give thee the heathen for thine In
heritance, and the uttermost parts o!
the earth for thy possession.
Leader: How can we help in this?
Response: By uniting our Interces
sion with that of the Saviour, and
then by "hurling our lives after oui
prayers."
Leader: "Surely God wants every
member of the Body of Christ to be
doing, in fellowship with all other
members, what the Head of that
Body, our Lord Jesus himself, ia do
ing without ceasing at the right
hand of God ? making intercession."
(Trumbull.)
Others: "Every time the Church
has set herself to praying, there hav?
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