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without giving healing. We do not think of him as the Physician of the body as much as we ought to. There has been so much fanaticism taught connected with divine healing that many have been prevented from see ing the truth in the matter. We have just as much right to pray to Christ to heal us or others when we are sick as we have to ask for any other blessing. Fanatics say that if we ask his healing power we must leave it entirely to him to heal. He has never said that we are not to use proper means to secure what we ask for. The answer to our prayer will often come in our being directed or the doctor being guided as to the choice of the proper remedies. If we need healing ask Jesus for it, and let him answer our prayer in the way that seems best to him, whether it be by direct healing or through the use of ordinary means. Stephen's Power, Acts 6:8-15: Ste phen "did great wonders and mira cles among the people." He could do these things because he was "full of faith and power." His faith was in Jesus, the crucified and risen Sa viour, and it was from him that he received power to work the miracles THE WITNESS lly CSraoe L. II. I,ut/.. The story of a young man who saw :i great light and followed it till his own life and those about him reflected its radiance. A fervent religious spirit and sincere spiritual note characterizes this story of youth, of college adventure, of high endeavor triumphing over dan ger and temptation. Price SI. 40 Net. Postpaid. Order from PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE OF PIBLICATIOX, ltk'linioiitl. Va. Texarkana, Ark. -Tex. SECURITY ERVICE AVINGS = "it PROVES ITSELF"f American Nafiorxal Bank CAPITAL ONE MIILON RICHMOND VA S. H. HA WES & CO. DEALER IN COAL ALSO Lime, Plaster and Cement RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. Norfolk & Western Railway SUPERIOR SERVICE Between RICHMOND, NORFOLK AND LYNCHBURG. Short Line Between VIRGINIA AND EASTERN POINTS AND KNOXVILLE, CHATTANOOGA, MEM PHIS. BIRMINGHAM AND NEW ORLEANS. All information cheerfully furnished. W. B. BEVILL, Passenger Traffic Manager; W. C. SAUNDERS, General Passenger Agent. Our Resolution that whatever our willing sacrifice for liberty ? Our ideals for home comfort and hos pitality shall persevere throughout 1918. That we shall plan for "Better Home*" in which good Kumiiurr Is considered a profitable investment In lifelong sat isfaction. Sydnor & Hundley that confirmed his preaching If we have faith in the Saviour wo, too, may have power to do many things for him that we could not otherwise do. The Power of the Cross In Asia. Ps. 96:1-13: Our God is the only true God. Our Saviour is the only Saviour. The multitudes of Asia, which constitute more than half the population of the earth, worship idols They need the gospel of the cross, that they may be brought to the true God. Wherever the gospel has been preached there have been wonderful manifestations of its power to win men for Christ and to change their lives. Japan, China, Korea, India and all the other countries of the East have shown the effects of the influence of the Christian religion. It has affected them morally, intellec tually, socially, spiritually. In order to learn more specifically what the gospel has dono for Asia, write to Rev. John I. Armstrong, Nashville, Tenn., and ask him to send you some literature on the subject. He will send it without cost. Write at once, so that you can get it before you have this subject in your meet ing. ROANOKE, V A. West End, Roanoke: The Inter mediate Christian Endeavor Society of this church has received a High School C. E. Campaign Certificate. This is only given to a society which has enrolled twenty-flve or more high school pupils. The one received by this society is marked "the first in Virginia and the fourth in Dixie." Wilford Fix is the President, the en rollment is fifty-six, and about thirty high school scholars are members. A sextet of boys from this Society have been asked to sing at the District Con vention, which will be held in Lynch burg the first of February. The Presi dent of the Roanoke C. E. City Union affirms that the Endeavor work in the West End church is the best in the State, and the above fact looks like this may be true. The three societies are not satisfied, and are still press ing forward. C. K. NOTES. By Wyatt A. Taylor. A Union of the Christian Endeavor Societies of Burlington and Graham, N. C., was organized on the evening of January 7, when the Endeavorers of these towns gathered for a rally in the Methodist Protestant church of Burlington. There are seven so cieties in the new Union, four in Bur lington and three in Graham. There are three Presbyterian societies, two Methodist Protestant, one Friends and one Christian. C. B. Way, of Bur lington, is Temporary President of the new Union, serving until the regular election at the next meeting. The Union takes the name of the "Inter urban Union," because the societies are located on the electric car line connecting the two towns. Field Sec retary Taylor was present at the rally to help with the Union organization. The first regular meeting of the Union will be held Janoary 28. The Society at Guilford College, N. C., has three hundred and sixty-five points on the efficiency chart, and they are striving to make it ten more, so as to be the world-leading society in efficiency. District conventions for the South Carolina Endeavor Union will te held at Owings January 19-20, at or near Sumter January 26-27, at Darlington January 30-31, at Winnsboro Febru ary 2-3, and near Charleston Febru ary 9-10. The Greenville-Spartanburg district will hold its convention at Woodruff in June. Plans were also laid by the com Executor Administrator T rustee In the Administration of all Trusts the service of this Company is prompt, efficient and complete. Careful attention is paid to every detail and large assets afford ample security for Trust Funds. Write for our booklet on Wills. RICHMOND TRUST Cap"** AJ*D SAVINGS oo. Main St., #7.1 Corner itD mlttee for the State Convention to be held next November. Announcement of the place will be made later. The time will be the second week-end in November. 271S Miles in Auto for C. E. Two hundred and seventy-two miles' travel in an automobile for Christian Endeavor, done all in thirty hours, eight churches visited and plans laid for seven new societies, was a record trip made on December 2 by Albert Y. Drummond, of Spartanburg, Presi dent of the Greenville-Spartanburg district of the South Carolina Union. This was the second such trip Mr. Drummond has made in recent months. Mr. Drummond left Spartanburg on the afternoon of December 1, accom panied by Mr. S. E. Johnson, of Wof ford College, and the two traveled sixty miles. Thi? brought them to Fountain Inn, where they slept, and Sunday morning early they set out again, getting back to Spartanburg just before midnight Sunday. Duriug the time between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night they visited Wood ruff, Owings, Fountain Inn, Fairview, Belton, Anderson, Seneca, Clemson, Fairview church near Seneca, Rich land, Liberty, Greenville First and Second Presbyterian churches, Chicks Springs and Greer. Mr. Drummond has broken all records for Flying Squadron work. In life it is thy privilege to choose. But after death you have no choice at all. ? John Davidson. Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side. ? Lowell. McShane Bell Foundry Co. BALTIMORE, HD. CHURCH. CHIME and PEAL Br I | C. Memorial* C L L 9 a Specialty You Can Help 1. Yourself. 2. Tour country. By wasting nothing, and by putting your surplus dollars in bank. National State and Gty Bank Richmond, Vm. \Vm. H. 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