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Something You Should Know
About Your Church III. PRODUCING A TRAINED LEADERSHIP It is a remarkable fact that the homes of wealth are sending few boys and girls into the un selfish service of the Church. Most of our ministers and missionaries are coming from homes rich in faith but poor in this world's goods. A CALL TO PARENTS This fact should call our people whom* God has blessed with material prosperity to serious thought and earnest prayer. Some of the consecrated elders and deacons, who began life poor, and now arc rich, are not training their own sons to take their place or to enter the great and happy work of the gospel ministry. % A CALL TO TIJE CHURCH The Presbyterian Church is now seeking to make it possible by means of "The Student Loan Fund" for any boy or girl, or approved character and ability, from a Presbyterian home, to se cure a higher education in one of our Presbyterian colleges. Loans of $100 a year for eac h of the four years of the college course are granted. 4 A CALL TO YOU * Each member of the Church should have a large part in this work. You can help (1) by prayer that God may guide the Committee in selecting the youth, that the boys and girls may be strengthened in mind, body and spirit, and tho colleges may be blessed and prospered in their im portant work; (2) by helping to look out choice youth, who reveal elements, of leadership and see that the door of hope is opened to them; (3) by helping to increase "The Student Loan Fund" from $60,000 to $250,000 as soon as possible. ^ A WONDERFUL PLAN The loan plan is the most desirable method of assisting self-respecting young people to get an education. Our Presbyterian Colleges are strengthened, as loans are made only to students in our own colleges. It trains up a large body of Christian leaders as ministers, elders, deacons, teachers and t workers in every sphere of the Church's activity. To many it gives a good foundation for a more extensive study for the ministry and mission service. Every dollar has a long life of continued investment before it. The money is promptly repaid after graduation and loaned to another. "MONUMENTS IN LIVING LEADERS Memorial funds, of $400 or more, are held in "The Student Loan Fund." Many churches> societies, Presbyterials, Sunday schools and individuals are erecting scholarships in memory of the boys who laid down their lives for country and right here, or "over there." The "Gold Stars" of the service flag are being transmuted into golden character. Others are in this way perpetuating the memory of loved ones. A better way than in monuments of granite or bronze. OUR OFFER If you want to help, write to the office for the beautiful stories and leaflet on this work. As "The Presbyterian Progressive Program" is carried out a large increase in the number of trained, consecrated leaders will be demanded. A young man from the far Southwest wrote: "I would not have been in college this year if it had not been for the money I received from the Student Loan Fund. You do not know what it means to me and to those in my home who are interested in me to finish college this year." The Presbyterian Church in the United States Departments of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief Henry H. Sweets, Secretary 410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky.