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do the letters stand for?" said the girl. "The Doing Without Box," said the aunt, explain ing the code. That girl went without movies and trolley rides and lace on her dress and many another thing that she could do without, and gave her money to the cause that needed it sorely. There is no patent on the idea or the story. In fact, it is a suggestion and an invitation not only to every girl who feels that same way, but also to some who are older grown. ">^>g j Children's Letters FRENCH CHILDREN'S FUND. Previously received, $132.65 ; two sisters, $3 ; J. B. Jr., Jean and B. P. Massey, 25c.; Mary Cox, 25c. ; Edwina and Ned Carwile, $1 ; James P. Cowan, 50c. ; G. W. Brown, $1 ; Irene Sin clair, 25c. ; Sue Underhill, 25c. ; Robert C. Pult, 25c. ; Mrs. B. W. Dance, $3 ; a friend, $5 ; Zene Gilkeson, 50c. ; Edward Traynham, 25c.; Armistead Traynham, 10c.; total, $148.25. A letter from Mrs. Clemmer says that they have chosen Jean Deschamps as their orphan, because he "will fill in the gap in our family between Margaret, age 10, and Lewis, who has just passed his first birthday." They are all very happy over having a child all their own. I hope it won't be long before I can give Louise Tate the name and address of her little French orphan, too. I am anxious for some class, club, society or other group to take an orphan for their special care. Have you found out how much each of ten boys or girls will have to give each dayt If somebody will work this out and start the group working I'll let you count me as one of your ten and I'll contribute to your group a tenth of the whole amount. Who will do it first? How about making a "D. W. B.T" ? Helen Argyle. FRIEND TO THE FRENCH. Dear Miss Argyle : I am sending fifty cents in stamps, my contribution for the month of February to the fund for the "French or phan." I like the little girl's picture very much. She is just my age. There are only two days difference between our birthdays. W ith best wishes for the work. I am, a friend to the French. Midland, Va. Mary Cox. Dear Mary: You and Irene Sinclair and Klise Joinaud must all write to each other and get better acquainted, as you all have birth days in the same month. Thank you for being so regular with your contribution. It is on the way to France now. II. A. C. E. S. Dear Miss Argyle: I have not written to you in a long time, so I thought I would write find tell you all about our Junior Christian Endeavor Society. We meet once a week, on Tuesday, and the class is composed of about '.wenty children. We bring five cents every week to pay for the things we have to buy for the class. Every month we have a collec tion and send the money to the missionary to support the heathen Philippines. We each have a book called "Jack and Janet in the Philippines." It is very interesting and we all enjoy it. I am impatient for Tuesday to come again so I can go to another meeting. Children's Sermon HOW TO GET RID OF OUR SINS. "All have sinned," Romans 3:23. Theie are a few people in the world, though not many, who say that they do not sin. Sin is doing anything that God has told us not to do, or not doing something that He has told us to do. It is doing anything that is wrong. If mother tells you not to do something and yiu go and do it, that is sin. If she tells you to do something that you can do and you don't do it, that is sin also. The Bible says, "All have sinned." The Bible tells us something else about sin, to show us how bad it is. God says in Ezekiel 18:4: "The soul that sinneth it shall die." And in Romans 6:23 He says: "The wages of sin is death." All the pay that one gets for sin is the death of his soul. When the body dies it is buried in a grave, but when the soul dies it goes down to hell, unless God keeps it from going there. God does not want our souls to be lost. So He sent His Son down from heaven to save sinners. The angel told his mother to call him Jesus, which means Saviour, "for he shall save his people from their sins." Every time we commit a sin we make a debt to God. But we haven't anything to pay this debt with. Jesus said he would take our place and by dying on the cross he would pay our debt. On the day of atonement the Jews used to carry two lambs or kids to the temple to the priests. One of these was killed to show how Jesus was going to die. Then the priest put his hands on the head of the other one and asked God to put all the sins of all the people on that lamb. Then a man to lead that lamb away off into the wilderness where it could not come back. This taught the people that when they asked Him to do so God would put all their sins on Jesus and he would carry them so far away that they would never come back. The Bible says a gOQd many things to show us what God does with our sins, when we ask Him to take them away. In Psalm 32:1, He says that Tyhen any one trusts Jesus his "sin is covered." If we have anything that is ugly and dirty and we want to get rid of it sometimes we take it outdoors and cover it over with dirt. A. little boy was telling how he thought Jesus had taken away his sins, and he said that when he gave his heart to God Jesus took God's book in which our sins are written and he turned to the page that had his sins on it. He said Jesus looked at it and then let some blood from his wounded hand run down on the page, until all the sina had been covered up. Then he gave the book to God and He could see "nothing but the blood of Jesus." All the sins had been cov ered up. When we ask Him to do it for Jesus' sake God says that He will forgive us for our sins. Sometimes we hear people say, "I will forgive, but 1*11 not forget." God says, "I will re member their sin no more." Jer. 31:34. Some people love to talk about things that other people have done that were wrong, but God says that when He forgives one his sins, "None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him." Ezek. 33:16. Once I saw a great boat load of rotten ba nanas by a wharf in a southern city. I asked a man what he was going to do with them. He said he was going to carry them out to sea and throw them overboard. I asked him why not throw them into the water right there. He said that would not do, that they would soon be washed up on the land. He was going to take them away out where the water was deep, so that they would never come back. The old prophet Micah was talking to God about the way He took people's sins away, and he said, "Thou will east all their sins into the depths of the sea." He meant that God would take them away so far that they could never come back. God loves us, but He does not love our sins. He wants to take them all away so that our souIr shall not die. He wanta us to live with Him as long as we live in this world, and then to live with Him always in heaven. But we can 't live with God till we get rid of our sins. We can't do this ourselves, but God will take them all away so far that they can never come back to us and then He will forget all about them, and "treat us as though we had never sinned." All that we have to do is to tell God about our sins and ask Him to forgive, because we love Jesus and trust him as our Saviour. Every week the president chooscs some one to lead in prayer, and they do it very well. A man is going to lecture to our class on the Philippines. Please publish my letter, as [ want to surprise my dear father and mother. Your interested reader, Fannie Watson Smith. U. S. Naval Academy. Dear Fannie : "We are all glad to hear about the C. E. So. I wonder how many of our girls and boys belong to the C. E. Won't you write us about the lecture? H. A. "A WAVING GIRL." Dear Presbyterian : It has been about nine months since I wrote my first letter, and I de cided I would write again. My baby sister I told you about was a year old the 8th of Feb ruary. She can walk by herself. I am glad the fiu ban is going to be lifted so we can go back to Sunday school. I live eighteen miles from the Atlantic beach. We go there every summer on a picnic. We see the light-house from the train. There is a woman who lives between here and the islands that waves at every boat that comes in the harbor. She waves something white in the day and a ban ner in the night. They call her the Waving girl. My uncles are back from Prance. I will close by asking a question : Who were struck dead for lying! Savannah, Qa. Marion E. Meyer. Dear Marion: We are glad to hear from you again. It would be fine if all of us could go on the picnic with you some time and see the "waving girl." H. A. WRITING TO ELISB. Dear Miss Argyle: I am sending my sec ond contribution for the French orphans, twen ty-five cents. I was interested in the little girl's picture, which has been published in the Presbyterian of the South. I am thinking of writing her a letter. Yours truly, Asheville, N. C. Sue H. Underhill. Dear Sue : Thank you for this contribution and the third on?, which came before I had room to publish this letter. Yes, do write to Eliae. H. A.