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Conducted by Miss Carrie Lee Campbell I resolve to devote an hour morn ing and evening to private prayer, no pretense, no excuse whatever. ? John Wesley. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. Can I still get the material for a Simple Mission Study Class, which you mentioned a few weeks ago, for ten cents? Yes; though a good many requests have come in, I can yet furnish more classes. I hope others will write for these leaflets and other things. I have just been elected Secretary of Literature; can you tell me how to find out what I ought to do? Write to the Woman's Auxiliary, 520 Delmar Building, St. Louis, Mo., for an outline of your duties; then write to the four Executive Commit tees, which you know at Richmond, Atlanta, Louisville and Nashville, ask ing each for a catalogue of their pub lication; order the Missionary Survey; study this page every week; and be gin at once to use the Mission Study book, "Women Workers of the Orient," and read carefully everything that comes to you from any one of these committees. Do you think it advisable to urge organizing missionary societies in churches where they are scarcely able to pay their pastor? By all means; enlarge their view of the Lord's work, and they will get a different conception of giving. "There Is that scattereth and yet increaseth." What would you suggest by which to persuade a church to organize a missionary society? Have a visit from your Presbyterlal President, or your Presbyterlal Secre. tary o' Foreign Missions, or from some one on fire with love of mis sions. Can you help me to find some way to Interest young people In missions? Call a small company together first and ask them to pray about the mat ter. If they will agree to do this, ask them then and there to print in large letters on a placard the one word, PRAY, and then the words, GET OTHERS. Appoint a time of meeting, and start them out to win other mem bers and bring them to the next meet ing. At this meeting have ready a number of the programs on China, which you can get from Dr. J. I. Armstrong, at Nashville, and also a set of the "One Hundred and One Questions" on China; have enough to go around. Both these are free for the asking. After you have gone through this program and a few of the questions, ask somebody to write on the placard the third word, STUDY. And at this meeting have a Jittle talk about giving; give out mite boxes antl ask that all money put In them be free-will offerings; not money made by entertainments. Now have somebody write the fourth word, GIVE; and under this another, GIVE, and ask them to tell why there are two gives. Some bright boy or girl will guess that one means give money and one means give self. Ask each one present to suggest some one thing that this Mission Band can do for their own Church, and you may have some very sweet surprises. Will you not kindly write thlB col umn the results of trying this plan. HELPS FOR Ml 88TON? -EFFORT. An ever-increasing number of en-, qulriee m to "how to present ml* sions" convinces us that tne follow ing list of "helps" win be warmly welcomed. Keep this for reference: Leaflets. The Missionary Committee in the Sunday School: Giving outline of pur pose and plans as missions in the Sunday school is to be carried on in the Cumberland Church. Price, 2 cents. The Six-Fold Purpose of Definite Missionary Teaching in the Sunday School: 1. Education Along Mission ary Lines. 2. Definite Missionary In tercession. 3. Systematic or Regular Missionary Giving. 4. Practical Mis sionary Activity. 5. Developing Mis sionary and Other Leaders. 6. A Mis sionary Church. Price, 2 cents. Or der from Woman's Board of Missions of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Paris, Tenn. How to Develop Missionary Spirit and Activity in the Snnday School: 2 cents. Missionary Snnday and How to Make the Most of It: Contains sug gestions for decorations, programs, etc. 2 cents. Missionary Organization: Giving plans of organization for work In the Sunday school. 2 cents. Interesting the Class in Missions: For organized adult classes. 3 cents. Missionary Book for the Sunday School: Giving particulars of choice missionary books for libraries, also text-books for study and teaching mis sion!. 2 cents. Order from David C. Cook Publishing Co., Elgin, 111. General Helps. Material for Programs and Special Occasions: Small chart to use in pre senting and teaching missions in the Sunday school through a Missionary Committee. 9 by 11, 10 cents. Large chart (same as above). 2 ft. 8 In., by 3 ft. 8 in., 25 cents. Order from Woman's Board of Mis sions of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Paris, Tenn. The Missionary Hymnal: One hun dred best hymns compiled by Elsie Stewart Hand. Price, 15 cents, post age 3 cents. In lota of 25 or more, 12 cents plus expressage. Order from M. H. Leavis. West Medford, Mass. Missionary Gems for Juniors: Reci tations and dialogues, etc., in the in terest of Foreign Missions. For young and old. 25 cents. Foreign Mission ary Society M. E. Church, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, or David C. Cook Publishing Co., Elgin, 111. Missionary Speaker: 25 cents. For eign Missionary Society M. E. Church, 150 Fifth Avenue, N aw York. Exercises, Selections, Suggestions: 15 cents. American Board Commis sioners. Foreign Missions, Boston, Mass. Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes: $1. Fleming H. Revell Co., New York or Chicago. The World for Christ: Missionary concert exercises. Contains songs and recitations of all nations, many and varied unique features. 5 cents. Toll the Glad Tidings: A mission ary exercise which will be found help ful in all Young People's Missionary Societies and Sunday schools. 5 cents. An Evening in China: Material for an evening entertainment. 5 cents. An Afternoon in a Chinese Hos pital: A missionary play in five scenes that will interest young and old. 5 cents. Oriental Costumes and How to Make Them:. Illustrated booklet giv ing good suggestions. 3 cents. Game? "Who's Who in Missions": Giving missionary pioneers and mis sionary facts as material. 50 cents. The above-named exercises to be gotten from David C. Cook Publishing Co., Elgin, 111. ? Cumberland Presby terian Banner. PRACTICAL. A Pantry Aid: For pantry uBe, make an apron of white oil-cloth, and remember this rhyme: I'll save you trouble and time, And in laundry, many a dime; Just hang me in a handy place, And after using, wipe my face. LEXINGTON, KY. The Ladies' Home and Foreign Mis sionary Soc iety of Maxwell Street church held a most interesting meet ing on Tuesday. Mrs. W. M. Hardy, wife of one of tho medical mission aries of the Christian church, who has spent six years in Thibet, spoke of the work in this field. Dr. and Mrs. Hardy are very close to our own work, as the doctor gave five months to hospital work at Yencheng, while the hospital was being opened, the local physician being on sick leave. The house was crowded to hear Mrs. Hardy, and every one expressed the greatest pleasure in her visit. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL THE REPOKT OF THE SPIES. March 2, 1919. Num. 13:1-14:38. Golden Text: This is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith.? 1 John 5:4. Devotional Reading: Ps. 46. Primary Topic: The Story of a Wonderful Journey. Memory Verse: Jehovah 1b with us: fear them not. Num. 14:9. Jnnior Topic: Two Men Against Ten. Memory Verse: Num. 13:30. Intermediate Topic: The Folly of Cowardice. Senior and Adult Topic: Causes of Failure in Life. About two years had been spent by the Israelites in the Wilderness Jour ney and they had come to the south ern border of the land of Canaan at Kadesh Bamea. When it seemed that their hopes and ambitions of genera tions were about to be fulfilled, they showed that they were not ready to receive the blessings God had prom ised them. God will not bestow spe cial blessings upon those who will not trust Him, and the fulfilment of His .promises is always based upon the obedience of those to whom the prom ises are made. It would seem that by this time the Israelites ought to have learned to trust God implicitly. They had had such wonderful evidences of God's power and of His care that it would seem that they ought to realize what He could and would do for them. He had delivered them from the Egyp tians, probably at that time the most powerful nation in the world, and had destroyed their army. Now as they stand on the border of the Prom ised Land they are frightened by the thought that they will have to meet those who will oppose their entrance into the land. In Deut. 1:19-23 we learn that the people came to Moses with the sug gestion that he send spies into the land. Moses was willing to comply with their request. And he selected one of the most prominent men in each of the twelve tribes, and told them to go through the land and bring a report of it, and also to bring some of the fruit of the land. The spies went on their errand and went through the whole length of the land. They came back bringing some of the fruits they found. Among these was a bunch of grapes that had to be carried on a pole between two men. It is Baid that bunches of grapes may be found in that country today that are as much as two feet in length. Besides the fruit the spies made two reports. One was as to the land and the people. In this report of the facts they were unanimous. They said the land was flowing in milk, that is, it was a good pasture land; it was flowing in honey, that is, there was abundance of flowers and fruits, show ing that the land was fertile. They said also that the people were many and strong, that some of them were giants, and that they dwelt in walled cities. The second report expressed the opinion of the spies. This consisted of a majority and a minority report. The majority report, signed by ten, said that it would not do for the peo ple to advance, as the Canaanites were too Btrong for them. The minority report, signed by two, admitted all the facts, but said that Israel ought to go forward, because God would fight for them and lead them to vic tory. They recognized God's com mand and were ready to obey. Dr. Alexander Maclaren says: "It is a bad sign when f<h, or rather unbelief, sends out sense to be lta scout, and when we think to verify God's words by men's confirmation. Not to believe Him, unless a Jury of twelve of ourselves say the same thing, is surely much the same as not believing Him at all; for it is not He, but they, whom we believe after all." Every Christian and every sinner la commanded to go forward in the way of life. Each will find at leaBt three great and powerful enemies endeavor ing to prevent his entrance into tha promised land of salvation. They are the world, the flesh and the devlL These manifest themselves in so many ways that we seem to be surrounded by hosts of giants, and we seem "In our own sight as grasshoppers," com pared with them. Dr. Maclaren says again: "Let us beware of the one-eyed prudence which sees only perils in the path of duty and enterprise for God, and la blind to the all-sufficient presence which makes us more than conquer ors, when we lean all our weight on it. It is well to see the Anakim in their full formidableness, and to feel that we 'as grasshoppers in our own sight* and in theirs, if the sight drives us to lift our eyes to him who 'sit teth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof,' however huge and strong, are as grasshop pers." Tile Israelites adopted the majority report, only Moses, Aaron, Caleb and Joshua not voting against it. This showed them to be cowards and of "churlish unthankfulness of unbe lief." Note the credulity of their unbe lief, in that they believed men rather than God. See what a bad bargain thteir unbelief was ready to make. Instead of accepting God's guidance into Canaan, they were willing to start back without It to the bondage of Egypt. Joshua and Caleb said to the peo ple: "If the Lord delight in ue, then He will bring us into this land, and give it to us." ? They had every rea son to know that the Lord did delight in them. "Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord ie with us: fear them 4ot."