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(Continued from page 7) while. Make this a great year for the great Synodical of Texas. Mrs. M. G. Stell, Synodical Secretary. 2616 Milam St., Houston, Tex. 11KAZOS PRESBYTERIAL. The Presbyterial Auxiliary of Bra zos will convene in Oaklawn church, Houston, April 12, 13 and 14, 1922. We are expecting an unusually good meeting for several reasons. Hous ton has the largest church (numeri cally) in the Southern Presbyterian Church. Houston's largest church has the greatest number of missions (Ave in number). Houston has in all eleven Southern Presbyterian churches. Oak lawn is a child of First church, the largest church in the Southern Assem bly. consequently Oaklawn church, Houston, is a fine place for the meet ing. Misses Elnora Berry, of Atlanta, Ca.. and Esther Mathews, of Mokpo, Korea, will be the Presbyterial visi tors. A treat is in store for all who hear them. Mrs. J. L. Brock, of Bryan, Sy nodical President, will bring the mes sage from the Synodical. All Brazos knows the information and inspira tion to bq derived from hearing her, our beloved ex-president. ' A wonderful young people's meet ing is being planned, and other in teresting things. It behooves every auxiliary of Brazos Presbyterial Aux iliary to be represented by her most wide-awake women. Send name and address to Mrs. Herbert Green, 206 Linwood, Houston. Mrs. M. G. Stell, Presbyterial Secretary. SOUTH CAROLINA PRESBYTE RIALS. The following schedule has been arranged for the meetings of the South Carolina Presbyterial Auxilia ries: Charleston Presbyterial at Beau fort, April 4th-5th. Pee Dee Presbyterial at Dillon, April 6th-7th. Harmony Presbyterial at McDowell church, Greelyville, April llth-12th. Congaree at Camden, April 18th lHth-20th. Bethel at Chester, April 20th-21st. South Carolina at Lebanon church, Abbeville, April 26th-26th. Piedmont at Piedmont, April 27 th -8th. Knoree at Jonesville, May 2d-3d. Mrs. Leslie Stribling, Synodlcal Secretary. FIjORIDA PRESBYTERIAL AUXILIARIES. The Presbyterials will hold their annual meetings in the following or der: Florida ? Madison, April 4th-5th. Su wanee ? Lake City, April 5th 7th. St. John's ? St. Petersburg, April Hth-12th. Mrs. Chas. E. Dorsey, Secretary of Florida Synodical Aux iliary. FLORIDA PRESBYTERIAL. * The sixteenth annual meeting of the Woman's Presbyterial Auxiliary ?f Florida Presbytery will be held in ^irst Presbyterian, Madison, Fla., APrll 4-5, 1922. Mrs. F. B. Callaway, Secretary. PRESBYTERIAL meetings in GEORGIA. The following schedule has been "ranged for the Presbyterial Auxll iary meetings in Georgia: Atlanta ? April 12th to 14th, Con yers. Athens ? April 17th to 19th, Gaines ville. Augusta ? April 19th to 21st, Washington. Savannah ? April 24th to 26th, Sa vannah. Southwest ? April 27th to 29th, Syl vester. Macon ? May 1st to 3d, Americus. Cherokee ? May 3d to 5th, Rome. Mrs. Charles H. Newton, Secretary Georgia Synodical Auxil iary. DON A LDS Y 1 LLE, GA. The Woman's Auxiliary of thia church held a "spend-the-day" meet ing at the church March 2d, at which time the hook, "Triumphs of the Gos pel in the Belgian Congo," was studied and thoroughly enjoyed by all who were fortunate enough to have been present. The Auxiliary issued invitations to the three other church auxiliaries of the town, the Baptist, Methodist and Nazarene, to share with them this most splendid and interesting study. Although the weather conditions were very unfavorable, quite a number were present at the meeting. A lovely dinner was prepared by a committee of women, who served it in the church parlors. The menu was chicken salad, pine apple, pimento and ham sandwiches, pickle, crackers, cake and coffee. The salad was served from a large pot with wooden spoons, African style, which was placed in the centre of the room. The "husbands" came in at the noon hour for lunch, thus re lieving the busy wife of a prepared dinner at home before coming. The chapters of the book were as signed to different members of the Auxiliary several days before the meeting, and in this way the study was both instructive and interesting. Maps of various kinds were used, and a blackboard outline of the chapters was given by some as they talked. The following is the program as given: Song; Scripture and prayer, by Rev. C. M. Campbell; geographi cal setting and general outline of study, by Mrs. C. M. Campbell; Chap ter I, "Following God," by Mrs. G. P. Shingler; Appendix I, "Political Situation and Short Sketches of Life of Dr. Morrison," by Mrs. I. R. Ault man; lunch; Chapter II, "Gaining the People," by Mrs. W. R. Latham; prayer, Rev. Mr. Glover; Chapter III, "A Growing Work," by Mrs. J. L. Gray; song, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," by Rev. and Mrs. C. M. Campbell; Chapter IV, "A Fruitful Church," by Mrs. Glenn Darleyshire; prayer, by Mrs. Claude Bridges; Chapter V, "On the Trail," by Mrs. C. M. Campbell and Mrs. Glover Gar wood; Appendix II, Mrs. Emmett Cooper; Chapter VI, "Forward," by Miss Gourley and Rev. C. M. Camp bell. This earnest group of women have almost doubled their membership within the past few months, and their once a week meeting has proven a blessing to them and an Increase of interest in the cause of missions. LAYMEN'S WORK. (Continued from page 7) nia: how that in a great trial of af fliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality? For to their power I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints" ? Would it not cheer the hearts of the members of our Execu tive Committee to see the Southern Presbyterian churches praying them to receive their gifts in the distress ing crisis now upon them? When we come to look for the secret that prompted those Macedonian Chris tians to this marked liberality, we find it accounted for in these words: "First they gave their own selves to the Lord and to us by the will of God." The week of prayer and self-de nial is now upon us. How shall we meet it? Will not thd rank and file of our membership double their con tributions to Foreign Missions, where this is possible, or at least increase them by 50 per cent., so that, first of all, the threatened deficit may be averted and these splendidly equipped young warriors, who are now wait ing, be hastened on to the relief of the sorely depleted forces on the fir ing line? May the writer be allowed to give a beautiful object lesson? He knows of one Southern Presbyterian church in which it was announced that two of the sons of that church would be ready to go to the front next sum mer, and that there were no funds with which to send them out. One of the elders of that church agreed to contribute the support of one of these young men, while the congre gation as a whole has undertaken to add to their already conspicuously liberal gifts an amount sufficient to provide for the other on the foreign field. Is it not possible for other strong churches to do likewise? "There is that scattereth and Increas eth yet more; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want. The liberal soul shall be made fat: And he that watereth shall be watered also himself." Lacy L. Little. Mangum, N. C. THE LAYMEN OP ERENEZER PRESRYTERY. Recently a splendid company of laymen gathered In Paris, Ky., for the first convention of the Laymen's Association of Ebenezer Presbytery. A very large delegation came from Millersburg and vicinity. The host was the Paris church membership, the convention being held in the audito rium of that church. The ladies of the church served the meals in ban quet style, thereby giving opportunity for the promotion of the lighter forms of fellowship and good cbeer. Mr. Thomas B. Talbot, Superinten dent of Home Missions of Ebenezer Presbytery, presided. The program was unusually interesting. Splendid addresses were given by Mr. E. D. Veach, of Lexington; Mr. C. E. Mar vin, of Payne's Depot, in the after noon; and at night by Mr. H. R. Tur ner, of Campbellsville, and Mr. J. B. Milligan, of Chattanooga, Tenn. All these men were at their very beat, and their spirited talks added new impetus to the work in this Presby tery. No organization was formed, but we planned to meet at another date very soon and arrange for the organ ization. The pastor of the church, Rev. T. S. Smiley, entered heartily into the services, as did Rev. W. W. Morton, of Millersburg, and Rev. B. B. Hestlr, of Carlisle, who brought with him a fine body of laymen. The day was doubtless the most inclement of the winter, but the warmth and enthu siasm within were very stimulating. The choir of the Paris church, which is one of the very best in Kentucky, rendered a delightful musical pro gram, and this, the first meeting of the laymen in Ebenezer Presbytery, was regarded as a great success. THE WORLD'S MOST CHRISTIAN ARMY. Strange ? but true ? that we should have to go to China to find the world's most Christian army. Rev. Dr. Goforth, our well-known Honan missionary, in a personal let ter to Rev. J. W. Mitchell, D. D., writes : "I have recently spent fifteen days with General Feng and his Christian army. "It is the most Christian army on earth. Three fourths of the 11,000 men are already baptized. "The last day I was with them I baptized 960 men, and 4,606 officers and men partook of communion. "It was the greatest day of the Lord I have ever known in China, but there are greater days ahead of the Lord to-day. "The general and four of the colo nels and one of the majors say they are pressed by the Spirit of God to give up the army and go to preach ing. "The officers are sending out one of the colonels as their representative to proclaim the gospel among the ar mies of China. "The general told me that they were going to organize a branch in his army to prepare preachers." ? The Presbyterian Record. TWO DECADES OP ItEMARKABIiE PROGHESS. R. E. Magill. Sec. A review of the development of the Sunday school work of the South ern Presbyterian Church, as revealed in the annual report of the Publica tion and Sunday School Committee for 1922. shows that wonderful pro gress has been made during the last two decades in the matter of in creased enrollment, in improved edu cational standards, and in the fruit fulness of the evangelistic efforts of the schools. Summarized in statis tics, some of the evidences of God's favor are seen in the following facts: In 1902. In 1922. Number schools... 2,170 3,365 Sunday school en rollment 170,266 370,260 Scholars joined church 5,034 13,919 Number of field workers 7 52 Offerings of Sunday schools for be nevolences ....$26,166 $455,323 New schools or ganized by field workers in 20 years 1,045 Churches organ i z e d as out growth of mis sion Sunday schools in 20 years 136 Number of pupils Joining church from Sunday schools in 20 years 137,949 Net gain of church i n membership in 20 years.... 166,403 No investment of funds or effort yields finer fruitage than the work of Sunday School Extension, and the $100,000 needed for this Important cause should be given gladly by the Church. March is the month for mak ing special offerings for this cause, and for completing unpaid quotas. Send checks to R. E. Maglll, Treas urer, Box 1176, Richmond, Vs.