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Conducted bj Miss Carrie Lae Campbell Prayer. ? Whatsoever. John 14:13. Whatsoever. John 15:16. Whatsoever. John 16:23. What is your "Whatsoever"? SECRETARIES OF LITERATURE. From many directions there have come eager calls for help from new Secretaries of Literature. "I have been made Secretary of Literature. Please tell me what to do." First write to the Woman's Auxil iary, Delmar Building. St. Louis, Mo., asking for a leaflet, "The Duties of Secretaries." At the same time write to the four Executive Committees given below, tell them of your office, and ask for a list of their publications and sam ples of same. Don't forget to help the work by enclosing postage. For Foreign Missions: Dr. John I. Armstrong, 216 Union Street, Nash ville, Tenn. Home Mist-ions: Dr. S. L. Morris, Hurt Building, Atlanta, Ga. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: Dr. H. H. Sweets, Urban Building, Louisville, Ky. Sunday School and Young People's Work: Mr. R. E. Magill, 6 North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. THE AUXILIARY PLAN. Have You Tried It? More and more this is becoming the favorite plan of work among the women in various churches, and none who have tried it would ever go back to the old method. Will not some of these write us of the special advantages they have found, that others may know of them ami be incited to adopt the more effi cient way? Write us as soon as you read this. IN-AS.MUCH. The In-As-Much Society of the Nor folk (Va.) First church for eight months in the .year keeps up a Mis sionary Reading Circle Thursday morning of every week. Frequency of meeting results in eagerness and zeal. These young ladies count this a regular and important engagement; are getting a rich missionary educa tion, and are more and more zealous workers. Miss Ethel Tate is president SECRETARIES OF FOREIGN MISSIONS. Korean Charts. Have you received these speaking charts from Dr. Armstrong? "While they last" you can have them for asking. . Let's try to get ? them before every society in Virginia. Carrie Lee Campbell, Va. Syn. Sec. For. Missions. MISSION'S IN SUNDAY SCHOOLS. Korean. Charts. While each poster will carry a mes sage through the eyes of all who look for them, it is possible to emphasize this message by commenting or ques tioning. If this commenting or ques tioning can be done by,some boy or girl, rather than by the superinten dent, so much the better A fine use of the posters would be to have teachers ask the members of their classes to write short composi tions on Individual posters or on the whole set. Comment on these compo sitions* by the teachers offers a good opportunity to emphasize the mean ing. If these posters are damaged in the mail, or if you want additional sets for ? departments or branch schools, they will be sent without charge while the supply lasts. For these and programs on Korea, write Dr. John I. Armstrong, Nash ville, Tenn. Set of Seven Missionary Fosters for Fifty-six Cents. Many have been taken: some are left. If you have not these for your school or society, send 56 cents and they will be mailed at once. There is inspiration in each one, especially in the picture of Edith Ca vell as she makes appeal for medical missions. "Mission Court." This Home for Missionaries on Fur lough is going to be built. The fund is growing. Have you sent an offer ing? Why not give those War Savings Stamps? Or send that check today to Mrs. George Randolph Cannon, 300 West Grace Street, Richmond, Va. ATLANTA CONVENTION. Simultaneous conventions, lay men's Missionary Movement, Wom an's Auxiliary, Southern Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga., June 10, 11, 12, 1919. Astounding world condi tions! Astounding Church conditions! A call to women and men. Do you know that now for nearly 1,900 years the Christian Church has failed to carry out the last commis sion of Jesus to "preach the gospel to every creature" in the world, and that there are now more people who have never heard, than were in the world altogether when that commis sion was given? Do you know that the Southern Presbyterian Church twelve years ago, by official act of its General Assem bly, undertook the definite responsi bility to carry the message to 25, 000,000 non-Christians in seven lands who have now become 32,000,000, and though ours is one of the most missionary churches at the present rate of work and increase of popula tion we shall never overtake that obli gation? Do you know that thousands of Christian Presbyterian parents are sending their boys and girls to pagan colleges and universities every year when we have splendid schools of our own true to the word of God? Do you know that ministers of God are actually suffering from want and cannot care for their children proper ly to educate them for God or look out for their own old age because of our neglect to pay them a living wage? If you don't know these things, or If you do and want to see them changed, come to these conventions of the Laymen's Missionary Movement and Women's Auxiliary of the Pres byterian Church In the U. S., Atlanta, Ga., June 10, 11, 12, 1919. Will You Enter into a covenant of prayer to God every day between now and June 10th. 11th, 12th, the dates for the Atlanta contentions of the laymen's Missionary Movement and Women's Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States: 1. That God shall pour His Holy Spirit on that convention in mighty power. 2. That the right messages and mes sengers shall be chosen by the Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of God's people. 3. That the men and women of the Church shall come up in great num bers to the help of the Lord at At lanta and show such patriotism for God as for country in the last few years. 4. That you, yourself, shall do God's will as never before and place your self in the way of knowing what that will is. Who Should Attend? Ministers, church officers, Christian Endeavor workers, business men, officers Mis sionary Societies, members Mission Study classes, Sunday school officers, Sunday school teachers. Send $2 registration fee to Mr. James Morton, 75 Luckie Street, At lanta, Ga. NEEDING TWISTING. A lady missionary illustrated - the "language difficulty" by the experi ence of one who went to Western In dia twenty-eight years ago. An old Bible woman, after other earnest pe titions. said: "O Lord, wilt thou look down in mercy on this poor, ignor ant, raw, green thing who has come to teach us, and O Lord, twist her tongue." Much astonished and hu miliated, the lady sought an explana tion of this singular petition. The reply was, "Be thankful that you have some one to pray for you eo earnest ly as did that old woman. She was perfectly sincere, and did not intend to humiliate you, and you will find that your tongue does need twisting to pronounce this language." ARE YOU GOING TO MONTREAT THIS SI MMER? The best program yet offered is be ing prepared. The Bible hour will be led by Mrs. W. J. Webster, of Front Royal, Va., a Bible teacher of remarkable strength and power. Mrs. J. C. Sligh will give three novel and delightful Bible studies illustrat ing "Sacred Art." Dr. Morris will present his new study book. "Christianizing Christen dom," while the Foreign Mission book, "Fifty Years in China," will be given by Mrs. H. M. Sydenstricker. The second choice Home Mission study book, "In Black and White," will be taught by its gifted author, Mrs. L. H. Hammond, and then there will be the methods hour, the Parlia mentary Law class, led by Mrs. Shaw han; the Twilight story hour, by Miss Cook; a missionary pageant, after noon reception and all the splendid things that go with the summer school at Montreat. Don't forget the date ? July 13th 21st. ROANOKE PRESBYTERTAIj. The twenty-first annual meeting of Roanoke Presbyterial was held In First church, Danville. Va., April 23 25, 1919. The opening sermon was preached by Dr. Homer McMillan, Ex ecutive Secretary of Assembly's Home Missions, from Atlanta, Ga. Dr. James W. Tyler, Superintendent of Mountain Missions, also gave a brief summary of his work. Mrs. S. D. Walton, of Farmvllle, President of Virginia Sy nodical, conducted the devotional ex ercises at each business meeting, and many helpful ideas were gleaned from her talks on "Christian Vision," "Chrisfian Unity" and "Christian Power." Mrs. Walter Paxton wel comed the Presbyterial to the hearts and homes of Danville, and Mrs. Y. F. Frye, of South Boston, responded in most gracious words. The roll call of societies showed thirty-five del egates from twenty societies and seven without representatives. Reports of officers and cause secretaries show a wonderful increase in interest and in spiration as well as gifts. The Secretary of Young People's Work presented splendid recommen dations for the coming year, and stated that Young People's Confer ences would be held in August this Mrs. Charles Shawhan, of Mobile, la., gave an interesting drill on Par liamentary haw, showing that "de cency a?d order" wJn great]y tate business in the conduct of socie Mrs. S. D. Walton presented "Mlle po?rUn??f rr?gre88'" stre88ing the im iork thi ?" f?0t f?r woman '8 work this year. The mission schools of Patrick County were brought very vividly to the heart and minds of a, Present by Miss S. M. Sleeper, one of the teachers at Blue Ridge Academy and Mrs W. H. Cobb (Danville). Sec retary of Presbyterial Home Missions. Mrs. H. C. Ostrom, of Japan, gave a very delightful address on the "Five T ifaPMerL, ?f a Japanese Woman's Life. This was introduced by a Jap anese play> beautifully presented by the Juniors of the First church. Queen Miller, of Staunton, delegate to the Negro Woman's Conference ^ Tuscaloosa. Ala., told of the work be ing done there, and the wonderful benefit she had derived. We esteem ourselves most fortu nate to have had a message from the advisory chairman of Woman's Work Roanoke Presbytery, Dr. Y. s. WTl son. He was most encouraging and commendatory, and said that in Roa noke Presbytery there are fifty-three "r'nr'Tilf"' Whlch reporte<1 ?=?? - - Of this amount $4,184 were in'Th the twent>'"8even societies in the Presbyterial. ??f?0,"0wl?E recommendations were unanimously adopted: 1. A budget in each society to heln raise the $3,500,000. 2. Progressive work in PatrJck tweUen?ythaent ^ l? be dIWded b* the tw? mission schools. daMnnThV Ahe Synod,cal recommen dation of $2,000 from each Presby terial for the Home for Returned Mis sionaries be our goal for the year 4. A mid-year Conference for Wom an s Work be held by each vice-presi dent in her district. .end IT, eaC" ?' the ?""? districts send a delegate to the Negro Woman's Conference at Tuscaloosa. Danville surpassed herself in gra cious hospitality and kindness to the delegates and visitors in attendance. Chatham extended an invitation for next meeting, which was accepted Mrs. Chas. C. Guthrie, Secretary. T1GARTS VALLJ5Y PRESBYTE RIAL. The Tygarts Valley Presbyterial meet at Kvenwood, Randolph Conn y w. Va? May 27th.29.h A delegation la dealred. Delegate will Please notify Mrs. j. Evenwood, or the ?me of their ar-' Mrs. Ivan Hazeltine, Secretary. Knoxvllle Presbyterial: On April ineViTh and 3?th the annuaI me?t. g of Knoxvllle Presbyterial was held in our church. A program of unusual ntemsi was carried out, and although the weather was very bad. the attend ance wxceedlng,y ^ p were provided for the the68. rtt.er'al at the Atk,n HoteI by the ladies of the Fifth Avenue Pres byterian church, about one hundred and thirty being wrved each da?