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writers, suffice it to say that it was the largest held under the attspices of the Southern Presbyterian Church this year, not excepting Montreat. The Training School for Christian Workers was attended by more than a hundred people regularly, and prob ably three hundred people attended frequently enough to get great benefit from it. The School of Missions for Men and Women was an unusual bless ing to the whole Valley. About three hundred and fifty laymen were pres ent on the first day and probably one hundred and fifty women. The oc casion of so many men coming to gether was a special gathering of lay men from L>exington Presbytery, led by C. R. Caldwell, chairman. On Fri day, Foreign Missioin Day, Dr. Eg bert Smith made two addresses, two beautiful pageants were given, one in ? he open air on the green grass in front of the hotel. It was an inspir ing sight to see four or five hundred people assembled in a semi-circle lis tening ith rapt attention to char acters in this dramatic missionary presentation. There were probably seven hundred people who got a real missionary message on this day. It dosed with a beautiful stereopticon lecture on Missions and Stewardship by Wade C. Smith, "Greensboro, N. ('. He was one of the star speakers (iuring this week. His chart talks on Stewardship and Missions made a deep impression upon all those who heard him. It is the general concensus of opinion that Massanetta Springs Sum mer Bible Conference should by all means be made permanent. The lo cation is ideal. It is thought that the Synod will make a great mistake if it does not take the property over for summer Conference work. At this writing one cannot tell whether or not it has been a finan cial success, but indications are that all expenses will be paid and t'hat there will be no deficit. YOUNG PKOPliE'S. (Continued from page 10) lie sent on request). Quite a number or the alumnae and present, students ?r the Assembly's Training School were present at the Conference and in a twilight service gave a program which effectively portrayed "The Spirit of A. T. S." Perhaps the attitude of those at tending this Conference can best be shown in the oath of allegiance taken l>y delegates each day at the open meeting: "In the name of Jesus t'hrist we are here to know the right, to live the truth, to follow Christ the King." The Findings Committee, consisting of one representative from '?ach clan, offered the following reso lutions, which were unanimously adopted: We, the members of the Second Young People's Conference of the Sy nod of Virginia at Massanetta Springs, July 25-31, 1922, offer the follow ing: I. Resolved, That because of what 'he Morning Wattch has meant to us here, that each member of this Con ference continue to have a definite time each day for personal prayer and Bible study. II. Resolved that group co-opera tion is the best means of promoting efficiency in the Church work by young people. III. Resolved that Young People's Organizations should be offered a definite part in preparing and super viBing the local church budget. IV. Resolved that the local church should offer to the young people every opportunity to develop the four-fold life, physically, mentally, socially and religiously. V. Resolved that the Synod of Vir ginia be urged to arrange for an an nual Young People's Conference at Massanetta Springs, Virginia. "WOMAN'S WORK. (Continued from page 7) joyed the honor of his honorable call ing. To-day I have come several miles to spend two days with one of my new groups, and it is the first timo 1 have ever spent the night here, so more than usual pains have been taken to have everything in readiness for the moksa, as a minister is called in Korea. I was met at the railway station by the whole school, which has just begun in this little group. There were twenty-six boys, ranging from little seven-year-old lads in dirty clothes and with dirtier faces to sedate and dignified fifteen-year-old married men, in wonderful cerise-colored coats, top knots and little yellow straw hats looking like inverted flower-pots and held on by strings tied under the chin. They were lined up according to size, and as I came near all bowed very gravely and very low to the hon orable preacher. Then each school boy grabbed up a package and we started for the church about a mile away. I led in my drab and sober American clothes, but strung out be hind me was a long string of Korean boys looking like the spectrum with their white socked feet on one edge ancfi their yellow faces, black eyes and hair on the other. Between were cerise, blue, purple, green, white and near white, according to the color fancy of the wearer of each suit. We must have looked like some gayly patched serpent as we wound in and out through the rice fields. As soon as I arrived at the village there was as much to do and excite ment as though the Japanese inspec tor of chickens had arrived in all hia epauletted and polished sword splen dor. The leading question was, "Is the moksa's room ready?" and I was not allowed to go there until a breath less little boy brought the news that all was well. What follows Is in nowise a criti cism of the reception I received, for I was given their best and I appre ciated the love that prompted the gift. But a description of it will show you what it means to he a Ko rean and to itinerate in Korea. 1 had this room all to myself, as far as I could see, though morning found me suspicious of this fact, but I know the room had been cleaned out to make ready for me, yet this is what remained: One large box, larger than a trunk; on this two large and one small jars and various small articles, such as a Bible, a comb, a wooden paddle and other odds and ends. On a pole shelf around three sides of the room were the following: One half gourd, full of the family sewing, one basket, a larger basket, one large cotton pad, a clothes' box, a box full of tools for making straw shoes, a basket of dishes, one pipe, a large bundle of hemp fiber, another box and other small articles. On the walls a lot of bottles, some silk thread on a reel, a suit of clothes and an iron skillet used in ironing. The room itself was eight feet square and six feet high, made with untouched mud walls and celling, while the floor was of mud covered with mats. All my country itinerat ing outfit was there, and I still had room to eat and entertain guests. I did not see what went out of the room, but from much experience I know that the host felt that he had given, me a practically empty room. True, there are homes better than this, but among the poor there are many that are much worse. This was a good average Korean room and in rooms just like it or not so good full 16,000,000 out of the 17,000,000 Koreans live and die. There was not a single window in the room, but two paper-covered doors let in a pale and sickly light on a bright day, for the roof must extend far out over the wall so the heavy rains will not wash them away. There was constant dust from the mud walls and floor which collected in the cobweb festooned ceiling which gently sifted down when for any rea son the house shook a little or a breeze came in at a seldom opened door. The floor in these homes is the bed, and no covering is used save in the severest weather, while the only preparation for bed consists in taking ofT one's hat and loosening one's belt. But I found a Bible in this room and that is a candle set large and bright. The owner took joy and pride in giving up his room to the preach er. while for those two nights he and his family slept out among the neigh bors, so that I might be entertained. Two months ago I could have offered a stolid Korean a good sum of money for the privilege of staying in this room one night and he would have shut the door in my face, no matter what my need may have been. But Christ has come into this mud-walled village to stay, hence the change. Yes terday over thirty walked six miles to the place where I was preaching and back before dinner in order to see the moksa and make sure he would come to their village on the next day. The leaven of the gospel is at work here, and soon these cluttered homes will be cleaner, less congested; soon Christ-filled mothers will see to it that their children are clean, and that there is in this village a "little room" that the moksa can call his own when he comes to visit the church. I thank God for the chance of shar ing in the hospitality of this humble home, for in being there I know, by the power of the Spirit I will be able in time to clean accumulated furni ture of centuries of heathenism out of hearts that have long resisted His pleading voice and prepare in this Korean village a room for the Moksa of all moksas, for I know the King in His beauty will not hesitate to enter these homes and hearts and there take up His permanent abode. Kwang-Ju, Korea. MISSOURI SYNODIC A L. The twelfth annual meeting of Mis souri Synodical will be held In Colum bia, Mo., October 4th to Cth, inclu sive. On Wednesday afternoon, preced ing the opening session, there will be a Conference for Secretaries of Causes. The program will be. in large measure, a repetition of the Wo man's Summer School of Missions, at Montreat. Mrs. C. S. Shawhan of Mo bile, Ala., "our Parliamentarian," will conduct a class in parliamentary law; Mrs. Hazen Smith, one of the new secretaries of the Louisville office, will speak on Life Enlistment; our own secretary of Young People's work, Mrs. Wm. P. Borland, of Kansas City, will teach the Mission Study Class, in her own original and attractive manner, using "Unfinished Tasks" as text-book. It would be well for all who expect to attend the meeting to read the book in advance. These outstanding' features, in con nection with addresses by pastors and missionaries, a series of Bible studies and other good things are indicative of the best meeting we have ever had. Look for announcement concerning registration later. ... EVA M. CAVERS, Publicity Committee. LAYMEN'S WORK. (Continued from page 7) Some of the Achievements. But what have ministers done? Still the question arises, are minis ters good for something, or just good? Suppose there had been no sons of ministers. Would we have the telegraph lines of the world ? or even a Thomas A. Edison, who as a telegraph boy be gan his wonderful life, giving the world the many things without which it would fare badly? Was it not the telegraph lines given us by S. F. B. Morse, a minister's son, which awoke Edison and started him on his mar velous career? Would we have the great ocean cables given us by an other minister's son? Would the news of Europe each day be spread on our supper tables? If it had not been for the bold John Hanocck, and sons of other preachers, would wh have the United States of America? Would there be any Methodist church if it had not been for two sons of a preacher in Epworth rec tory? Who can measure the fruits of this influential Church. The great hymns of comfort and courage and battle and warfare are with us be cause of a son of a minister. Would there have been any soul-winning, soul-stirring, soul-saving evangelism in the churches? More than half of our best books were given us by sons of ministers. More than half of our college and university presidents are sons or grandsons of ministers. How would the world fare without Tennyson's "In Memorium" or Wesley's "Jesus Lover of My Soul," or so many things which have become a part of the best ideas and ideals of the world. If there is a black sheep sometimes, like Judas Iscariot among the twelve dis ciples, the facts stand out that a min ister's son has thirty times' more chance to succeed than the ordinary boy. ? The Dearborn Independent. SUNDAY SCHOOL^ (Continued from page 11) ballat, and met him with the bold and defiant question, "Should such a man as I flee?' He had God on his side, so he did not fear what man could do to him. "So the wall was finished .... in fifty and two days." Their enemies were right, when "they perceived that this work was wrought of our God." God is always ready to work with and for those who pray and watch and work. We see subjectively, not objec tively, what we are capable of seeing not what there is to be seen. It is not wonderful that we make so many bad guesses at truth. ? Selected. To the man who has learned the se cret of the love of God in Christ, death has only the uncertainty of a glorious adventure. ? Selected. God made the first man after a divine original, and after a divine or iginal, too, He made the first home. ? J. B. Brown. The guilt of evil words Is not with him only who speaks them. Whoso listens to evil is an accomplice in it. ? Pusey. ' ?