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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, October 25, 1922, Image 6

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WOMAN'S WORK
Conducted by MIm Carrie Lee Campbell.
PRAYKR.
Wait Upon the Iiord.
If you do not particularly en
joy prayer, simly tell Clod so, and
ask Him to put you in tune with
Himself. He will gladly do it, and
then you will always have time to
wait upon Him."
MOUNTAIN" MISSIONS.
Your Program in November.
1. Tell something of our mountain
people.
"The largest single class of needy
souls, more than three millions, are
the peoples occupying the region
known as the Appalachian Moun
tains."
2. What is the Mountain Mission
Department?
Sustaining the 149 mountain mis
sions and the superintendent.
3. What man has done so much
for the mountain people in the past?
Dr. Guerrant, "A founder of 75
churches."
4. Who is superintendent of the
mountain work?
Dr. J. W. Tyler, Winchester, Ky.
5. If we failed to support the moun
tain mission schools what would hap
pen to the 3,000 children in them?
They would be deprived of the
Christian training and education and
grow up in poverty, ignorance and
sip.
6. How many of the five million
mountain people live in remote, iso
lated places?
3,000,000.
7. Name the three largest moun
tain schools in Kentucky under the
Assembly's Home Mission Commit-,
tee?
Highland, Stuart Robinson and
Beechwood Seminary.
8. Which school is supported by
the Christian Endeavor Societies?
Beechwood Seminary, Heidelberg,
Kentucky.
9. Which two mission teachers con
duct probably the best rural Sunday
school in the Mountains?
Miss Ruble Ray and Miss Earline
Cox, at Levi, Ky.
10: Mrs. Patsy Bratton Turner
continues her many-sided activities
where?
Brooks Memorial Institute, Canoe,
Ky., twelve miles from a railroad, and
reached by horse- or mule-back.
11. What superlatives describe
Lees-McRae Institute in North Caro
lina?
It is the highest, oldest and best
equipped of all our schools.
12. What has proved very valuable
at Lees-McRae Institute?
The Hospital with the Nurses Train
ing Classes.
13. What is the only Presbyterian
Mountain Mission School in Georgia?
Nacoochee Institute, Sautee, Ga.
14. What Mountain Mission School
in Virginia, under the Assembly's
Home Mission Committee, has just
this year been fully equipped in the
way of teachers?
Blue Ridge Academy, The Hollow,
Va.
15. At 'what Mountain Mission do
they have Prayer-Meeting every Wed
nesday afternoon after school?
John Black's School, Hartford,
Tenn.
16. Name the Mountain School in
Arkansas that has some pupils who
have come 30 miles across the moun
tains, to attend this mission?
"Mountaincrest," Ark.
17. What splendid results come
from these mountain schools?
Some of our strong preachers and
missionaries are among their gradu
ates.
SKCRKTAR1KS OK LITKRATURK.
"Less reading, less thinking, less
doing." Le's prevent it.
VIRGINIA SYNODICAIj.
Some Outstanding Features.
The Spirit of the meeting. The
harmony, loyalty, and good-fellowship
was very marked. And so was the
smoothness of the business, and its
earnestness. Nobody was ruffled; no
body ruffled anybody else. So fine
was the spirit of this meeting that
the only accounting for it was the
conclusion that the whole had been
planned and carried out with Prayer.
The attendance. ? This was excel
lent, all officers being present, except
one. And the Secretaries of Young
People's work, and the Recording Sec
retaries, and the Treasurers, for whom
the program was particularly planned,
were present in goodly numbers.
Miss McClung held a helpful con
ference on Young People's work. Miss
Hilda White, a past-master of her of
fice, conducted a class which was of
lasting help to other Recording Secre
taries. And Miss Weddell, that most
consecrated Treasurer with a large
vision of the spiritual possibilities of
her office as Treasurer of the Synodi
cal, passed on much of her spirit to
other treasurers who were eager to
learn.
Africa. ? Dr. Egbert Smith, fresh
from his trip into the midst of tho
Dark Continent, gave a message that
thrilled the whole audience, a talk
that promises to shake the Southern
Presbyterian Church.
The Literature Table. ? This wa9
more thought of than ever before, as
was evidenced by the fact that the
Secretary of Literature mailed out in
answer to requests the day after the
sessions closed more than 600 leaflets,
besides charts, maps, posters, and
books. And she had a "Course of
literature" during the lunch hour.
Lunches and Ride9v ? These were
not to be surpassed by any state; for
the women of Grace-Covenant Church
prepared the lunches, and gave the
rides, and the places visited were the
Assembly's Training School, the new
Schauffler Hall at Union Theological
Seminary, and then on to Mission
Court, where there are several of our
Missionary families, and more com
ing.
An Appreciation. ? This Synodical,
as Mrs. Price very truly said, leads in
many things, and now they are tak
ing the lead in giving laurels to the
living: Mrs. Price, a former President,
in n veritable gem of a talk (some
men present called it that), presented
Mrs. J. C. Stewart, the first President,
and originator of the Virginia Sy
nodical, with a brooch of pearls,
which she accepted with very gracious
remarks.
Mission Gourt. ? A full report of
this home for missionaries on furlough
was made by Mrs. George Randolph
Cannon, the efficient Secretary-Treas
urer of the Homo, whoso running ex
penses are now financed by the Vir
ginia Synodical.
A Gift. ? The Synodical voted $1,
000, to be given to the Assembly's
Training School, as a "nest egg" for
the building of the President's home.
The Budget. ? This lias been most
happily taken care of, since ii was
apportioned to the eight Presbyterials,
all of whom have met their appor
tionments gladly and promptly.
The Survey was attractively pre
sented by its editor, Miss Vinson. All
those present were proDably subscrib
ers already, but will carry her mes
sage to others.
Church Paper Week was handled
by Miss Carrie Lee Campbell, who
said, in the main, the things appear
ing in her department in this paper
last week. IHer presentation was cor
dially received.
The President. ? Cheerfulness, cool
ness, clearness, and a loving heart are
some of the ingredients which make
up the splendid President of Virginia
Synodical ? Mrs. John Bratton.
Other officers are:
First vice-president, Mrs. D. K.
Walthall; sec/etary, Miss Hilda S.
White; treasurer, Miss Mary Weddell;
secretary of Spiritual Resources, Mrs.
E. M. Delaney; secretary of Litera
ture, Miss Carrie Lee Campbell; sec
retary of Foreign Missions, Mrs.
George S. Hughes; secretary of As
sembly's Home Missions, Miss Janet
Welton; secretary of Synodical, Pres
byterial and Congregational Home
Missions, Mrs. L. C. Rosenkrans; sec
retary of Christian Education and
Ministerial Relief, Mrs. J. Y. Black
ford; secretary of Young People's
Work, Miss Linda McClung; historian,
Mrs. J. Calvin Stewart; Synod's Ad?
visory Committee, Rev. F. T. Mc*
Faden, D. D., Chairman.
HOW MARTHA BECAME MARY.
She was a very busy woman. There
were two kiddies to be sent to school
clean and fresh; there was the baby,
bless her sweet life, to be bathed,
and fed, and petted; there was a hus
band, dear and devoted; there was
a house to be kept; there were some
social duties; there were church and
Sunday school.
She liked to have her home all that
it should be. She wanted the meals
to be properly served. She had to
sew and mend, it seemed, unend
ingly.
Her name was Martha, sure
enough. She was a Christian; the
Lord Jesus was more than welcome
in her home and her heart; but oh,
she was so busy, so worried and
weary.
One day there was a little lull, a
little silence, and her willing heart
heard her Master speak. There had
been few chances for Him, though
she had been conscientious about pray
ing or saying her prayers, rather of
ten at the fag end of the day when
so tired that she would almost drop
to sleep 011 her knees; and sometimes
she prayed for a few minutes in the
morning. But now he said, "Can not
you trust me enough to take time for
me?"
"When, Lord?" she answered. "You
know what these hands and this
brain have to do, where these feet
have to go. But, Master, I love you;
what shall I do?"
"You tithe your income; will not
you tithe your time?"
The tears started, and she replied,
"Yes, dear Master, I will."
She cast about in her mind how to
fulfill her promise. When? How?
The baby took her nap at ten
o'clock; the other children were at
school. Lunch cou'd be very siuiple>
as husband did not come home till
evening.
So s'he bravely set her face for that
hour, even though the rooms were not
dusted, and the ironing was waiting.
She would read and pray by the clock.
Barring outside interruptions, that
was Jesus' hour. "He touched her
hand and the fever left her," was the
record of old.
She opened her Bible and a sense
of peace filled her. There was time
really to study, really to let the
blessed Word soak into her soul. Then
she prayed. How the prayer list be
gan to lengthen! With a little stab,
she thought of how she had not ex
tended hands of blessing to this one
and that one in prayer for them. How
her pastor and church needed her
ministry! How| the mission fields
needed her ministry! Well, there was
time now, a whole sixty minutes of
soul-rest.
The minutes sped by in silence, and
the clock struck eleven.
How rested she felt, how light on
her feet, as she took up the belated
tasks. She thought of the words of
Jesus, "Come unto me, all ye that
labor and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest."
Baby woke with a coo and a laugh;
the children came home to a sweet
faced and smiling mother instead of
the fretful one they had often met.
The day wore cn, and the usual
work was done without the usual fric
tion. As she lay down that night she
said, "It was good; I'll keep it up."
She was tested, oh, yes. The hour
had to be a movable one sometimes,
but she was faithful for the most part.
One day she had a dressmaner. She
wanted to help with the sewing, and
there was extra housework. She hes
itated a few minutes, and then she
said, "I'll do it." So, a?j.er getting
the work planned, she exctised her
self for an hour. It took grit and
erace. but she had to admit that a
day's work was never more satisfac
tory. There were not mistakes made,
no changes of plans, the garments
went together rapidly. She felt that
God cared for her dressmaking as well
as other things.
She became miserly of her min
utes, grudging any spent idly or fool
ishly. She learned to put first things
first, and to eliminate some that wero
lawful, but for her not expedient.
She pruned her reading. She took up
a schedule for reading the Bible
through in a year, thereby gaining a
knowledge of the Word as a whole,
and clinching in her soul the absolute
verity and inspiration of all of it.
Her prayer list lengthened and grew
more systematic. Because she shut
the time door as well as the closet
door, there became a well of water
springing up, flowing out of a river
blessing others and likewise blessing
her.
She made a prayer barrage between
her loved ones and the enemy.
m As the iron went swiftly over little
garments, prayers went swiftly up for
the wearers. As she moved the darn
ing-needle in and out on her hus
band's socks a thread of intercession
wove itself into her heart. She neigh
bored in a new way. It became more
distasteful to gossip and more easy
to speak of the- heavenly life. As she
took up the news, her heart went out
for the burdened, the sin-chained and
sorrowful world.
She hardly realized her own in
creasing efficiency in the daily routine
save that every household task seemed
to flniAh itself ? every flash of tem
per to dissolve into a mood of blessed
peace. Her thoughts and acts, though
fit'll her own, were being skillfully

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