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We Will Not Forsake Them!
nTHOSE faithful servants of Christ and the Southern Presbyterian Church who are siek or have grown old in the service ? whose salaries are now cut off. /^OD said: "And the Levite that is within thy gates, thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee." ' I AHE Presbytery says to the strong young men who have turned their backs upon the sources of earthly gain, as they appear for ordination to the ministry: "You minister to us in spiritual things and the Church will provide for you in material things." THOSE widows and orphans who have shared the privations of self-denying ministers who have made themselves poor for the sake of Christ and our Church, and are now for a little time in pinching need. OUEEN ELIZABETH said to a merchant appointed to go abroad on her service: "You mind my .business and I will mind yours." THE Apostle Paul said: "Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? And they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel." The General Assembly says: "This is the day of opportunity. If the Church does not act promptly, not only will the cause of Ministerial Relief suffer, but also the supply of candidates for the ministry will * be seriously affected. If the father lies wounded on the field of battle, uneared for, can we expect the son to fill his place in the depleted ranks of the regiment? ? < One of the liberal elders of our Church has offered to add $200,000 to the Endowment Fund of Min isterial Relief if the whole Church will contribute this year $400,000. ^ 9 For several years the General Assembly has urged that the Endowment Fund be made at least $1 ,000,000. When Mr. C. E. Graham's gift is secured it will be $1,200,000. A much larger amount, than this is greatly needed. What will the Church do? What will I do? ? ? Forsake thee not when thou art old! Thy Father hears thy trustful prayer; "V His arms of love shall thee enfold, His hand thy table shall prepare. Forsake thee not when thou art old! We hear the call; the churches wake, The heart that won us to the fold Our grateful love shall ne'er forsake. Make remittances to MR. JOHN STITES, Treasurer, Care Louisville Trust Co., Louisville, Ky. / * ' The Presbyterian Church in the United States DEPARTMENT OF MINISTERIAL RELIEF HENRY H. SWEETS, Secretary, 410 Urban Building, LOUISVILLE, KY.