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it does not leak." All that he does is done so unostensibly and without any haughtiness we can't help loving him. When I am inclined to be come discouraged I think of him. Not that I have such a good helper, but I think he shows what the Christian religion can do for an Afri can. We are hoping that when he grows up that he will go into the evangelistic work and we feci sure that the Lord will- mightily use him to His honor and glory. lie has endured persecution for Christ's sake and we do not frar that he will return to his former life. We take no credit to ourselves for such a life of devoted service, but we are encouraged to know and be permitted to sceisuch a boy grow ing in grace from day to day. As we were leaving for furlough 1 suggested to him that one of the other missionaries would like for him to remain at Mutoto and help him, but he said, "Cimanga is now dead and his son who is now chief wishes me to come home and help them build a Protestant church. When that is finished and an evan gelist is sent from Mutoto to carry on the work, I will come back to Mutoto to re-enter school." Pray God that he may be guided aright in carrying the gospel to his home peo ple and that all his life he may glorify God in all things. "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and. man." Palmer Smith. Plumer Smith. Children's Letters HARD WORK. Dear Presbyterian : I have been reading the Presbyterian today and saw .Tames M. Janney, Jr.'s, enigma and thought I would answer it. It is found in the third chapter of Proverbs and the first verse. "My son, forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my command ments." It was a hard one to find. I will not ask one this time. I am glad you all are get ting along so well with the quilts. I am a member of the "Victory Girls" Club. Yours truly, Fairfield, Va. Theo. Hite. Dear Theo: We are glad you found the an swer to the enigma, even if it was hard. Did you feel rewarded for your work when you did find it? The harder they are the more fun the work is. H. A. A NEW TESTAMENT. Dear Miss Argyle: Our pastor gave us the Presbyterian and we love to read the letters and Children's Sermon. I am ten years old and in the fourth grade. I love to go to school. Mr. Rector is my teacher: I have brothers and sisters. I recited the Child's Catechism perfectly a few days ago and have my little Testament for it. My mother recited it, too, +his week. My oldest brother and three sisters have finished this Catechism, too. I will close by asking a question. Where is the longest verse in the Bible found? Your unknown friend, Cornwall, Va. Carey Clark. Dear Carey: Yon and mother have been do ing good work on the Cateohism, and we know you will be- proud to read your Testament ev ery day. Write us again soon. H. A. TWO ANSWERS. Dear Presbyterian: This is my first letter to you. I am a little girl 7 years old. I will be Children's Sermon A GOOD SHEPHERD BOY BECOMES A GOOD KING. "Arise, anoint him, for this is he." 1 Sam. 16:12. Saul was king of Israel, but he was a bad man, and God wanted a pood man to be king in his place. So be sent the old prophet Samuel to Bethlehem and told him to anoint one of the eight sons of Jesse to be king. When Samuel saw the oldest son, he was such a fine looking fellow, that he felt sure he was the one he was to anoint.. But God told him that he was not the right one. So he made the next one come, but God said he was not the right one. And the same thing happened until seven boys had come before him. Then Sam uel asked Jesse if he had any more 30113. lie told him that his youngest son was out in the field with his sheep. Then Samuel told him to send for him. His father sent for him, and when he came the prophet saw that he was a handsome and healthy looking boy, and God told him that he was the one who was to ba king in Saul's place. So Samuel anointed him. We do not know much about David as a boy, but we are sure that he must have been a good boy, or he would not have been such a good man ; and, if he had been a bad boy, God would not have chosen him to be king. We know he was a brave boy, and that he asked God to help him when he needed help. One day while he was watching his father's sheep a lion came out of the woods and caught one of his little lambs and ran off with it and was going to eat it up. David ran after it and killed the lion and brought the lamb back. Another day a bear came and caught another lamb and carried it off. David went after it and killed the bear, like he had done the lion, and brought that lamb back, too. He did not have a gun to shoot the lion and the bear. He had to fight them with a club or with stones in a sling. He said that God helped him to kill them. God is always ready to help us to do anything that is right, if we ask Him. Once there was a little boy in England who went to a Sunday-school where they read their prayers out of a book. One clay he was watch ing his father '8 sheep, when a dog ran in among them and scared them so that some of them ran away. His Sunday-school teacher had told him that when he needed help he must pray to God. He thought the prayer must be gotten out of a book. But he did not have any book and he did not know how to read, if he had one, for lie had only been to school long enough to learn his letters. But he determined to kneel down and pray. Just then a man came along and heard him. He asked him what lie was doing. He told the man that he was praying to CJod to help him get his sheep back into the pasture. The man said: "Why you are jnst saying your letters." The little boy said: "Yes. I do not know any prayers. 1 thought God would jnst take the letters and make a prayer ont of them. He knows what I want." The man said: "Why, I will help you to get your sheep back." And he soon had them all in the pasture. When the little boy thanked him for helping him, he said: "I know God sent yon to help me." Not very long after David was anointed to be king the Philistines came into the land of Israel with a great army to fight against Saul and his army. In their army there was a great big giant named Goliath. Saul was very anxious to have that giant killed. But all of his soldiers were afraid of him. One day David came to bring his brothers who were in Saul's army something good to eat. When he saw the old giant he told the king that he would go and fight him. The king looked at him and saw that he was just a boy, and told him that he could not kill the giant. Then David told the king how God had helped him to kill the lion and the bear, and said that he knew God would help him. Now the old giant had on a heavy armor and he had a man to go before him with a big shield, and he had a big, long sword. David did not have anything but a sling, and as he went along he picked up some smooth pebbles and put them in his lunch bag. When he got close to the giant he put one of the stones in his sling and threw it at him. It hit him right in the fore head and he fell down dead. Then all the Philistines ran away and the army of Israel ran after them and killed a great many of them. The people were all so delighted that David had killed the giant that they began to sing about him. And they loved him very much. When Saul died they were very glad to have David as their king. David had a great many troubles, but he tried to do what God wanted him to do. And if he did wrong he asked God to forgive him. So God blessed him and made him a great king. in the third grade at school next year. I do not go to school now. I am sending you the an swer to Margaret McKinstry's enigma. It is found in Psalms 36:1, "Preserve me, O God, for in thee do I put my trust." I am also sending the answer to Janet Hall's enigma. It is found in Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heaven and earth." I go to Oak Grove church at Reams. Petersburg, Va., R. F. D. Rachel Marks. Dear Rachel : "We are glsd to hear from you and to see what good work you have done on these enignmas. Write to us again soon. H. A. SOLDIERS AND NURSES. My Dear Presbyterian : I am a little boy five years old. I go to Sunday-school at the Druid Hill's Presbyterian church. Dr. D. M. Mclver is our pastor. We all like him fine. I have a big sister named Allie, another sister married, Emma, a baby sister, Ida. I have some boy friends and we play soldier and my sister' and some other girls are the Red Cross nurses. I cannot write but my big sister is writing this for me. Please publish my letter for I am trying to surprise mother and father. Father takes your paper and I like to have the letters read to me. Your unknown friend, Atlanta, Oa. Robert Stephens, Dear Robert: We are delighted that sister wrote a letter for you. Are you boys learning to be as brave and true as the soldiers and the girls as gentle and kind as the nurses while you play? II. A. "Answer with facts, not arguments." Don't argue about your patriotism. The war job has to be finished. Buy Thrift and War Savings Stamps.