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Conducted by MIm Carrie Lee Campbell. PRAYER. Pray and do your best, and then pray some more, and things will come out right. But "Pray" means a strong will bent to the Higher Will. S. D. Gordon. REST. "Just to iet thy Father do What He will; Just to know that He is true And be still. "Just to follow, hour by hour, As He leadeth; Just to draw the moments' power As thou needeth; Just to trust Him, this is all, Then the day will surely be Peaceful, whatso'er befall; Bright and blessed, calm and free. "Just to recognize His light All enfolding; Just to claim His present might All upholding; Just to know it is thine oun. That no power can take away; Is not this enough, alone, For the goodness of the day? "Just to let Him take the care Sorely pressing; Finding all we let Him bear Changed to blessing. This is all, and yet the way Marked by Him who loves thee best, Secret of a happy day, Secret of His promised rest." QUESTIONS ON HOME MISSIONS. What is the Frontier Department? The helping support pastors and Churches in the fast developing sec tions of the South and West. Name the results of investing in Churches in newly growing sections. They soon become self-supporting and contribute far more to Foreign and Home Missions than the amount used in starting them. In what state do mining and lum ber towns spring up almost in a day, and many without preachers or Church? West Virginia. Name the five rapidly developing Western States where we should strengthen our Home Mission Work? Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. What Church in Louisiana outnum bers all Protestant bodies combined? Catholic. What brings thousands to Texas every year? The search for health and wealth. In what State has our Church gained 4344 per cent in 60 years, while our whole Church has only gained 316 per cent? In Texas. What State is it that has only 1 8 out of every 100 who are professing Christians? Oklahoma. Where is it we have no Presbyterian Church or Sunday School in twenty six counties out of seventy-five? In Arkansas. What has caused our Church to stop aggressive Home Mission work In New Mexico? Lack of funds. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MIN ISTERIAL RELIEF. Facts for Your December Program. The Executive Committee of Chris tian Education and Ministerial Relief has the work formerly done by four Committees, with four Secretaries or Superintendents with four offices in Memphis, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Atlanta. The broad scope of the work is doubtless known to every Presbyterian in the South. All of the following lines of work have been ap proved by the General Assembly, are being actively and successfully car ried on by the Committee and are rec ognized in the gifts of the people: (1) Education for the Ministry and Mission Service; (2) Ministerial Re lief; (3) Endowment Fund of Minis terial Relief; (4) Schools and Co; loges; (5) Student Loan Fund. Education for the Ministry. Candidates on Roll 470 Young Women and Medical Students 40 Candidates for Ministry Given Aid 242 Candidates for Medical Mis sions Given Aid 11 Young Women Preparing fox Special Service Given Aid. . 29 Total Number Given Aid.... 282 Total Amount of Aid Given .. $4 5,4 8 r> Increase Over Previous Year. . 19,462 Average Amount Sent to Candidates 161 Life Work Secretaries 2 Exercise on Education for the Min. istry and Mission Service. Leader ? "Why should the Church have a department for this work?" Society ? "To recruit the workers and help train them." Leader ? "What is the fundamental reason why 'the laborers are few?' " Society ? "The Church has not fully obeyed the command of the Master, 'Pray ye therefore the Lord of the Harvest that He will send forth la orers into His harvest.' " Leader ? "What is the duty of th*a Church?" Society ? "To continue in united, importunate, believing prayer to God. To present to the youth of the Church the claims of Christ for their lives." Leader ? "What is the duty of par ents?" Society ? "To train their children in the fear of God and for holy ends in life. To create an atmosphere in the home where such purposes may thrive." Leader ? "What is the duty of our boys and girls?" Society ? "To seek to find God's plan for their lives, and to cry from hearts willing to obey, 'Lord, 'frhat wilt Thou have me to do?' " Leader ? "Why has the Presbyterian Church always demanded a high grade of education for her ministers and missionaries?" Society ? "Because of the deep con viction that those who are to be the guides of the people in the highest and most enduring things of life should have the best training of the schools as well as the blessing ol' God in their lives." Leader ? "What education is re quired for entrance into the Presby terian ministry?" Society1? "The equivalent of a four years' college course and three years in a theological seminary." Leader ? "What training is de manded for our girls who ?nt?r the miialon field?" Society ? "They should have a four years' college course and special train ing in Bible or professional schools." Leader ? -"What Training School for our young women?" Society ? "The General Assembly's Training School for Lay Workers (1914) located at Richmond, Va." Leader ? "\vhet is the cost ot all this work of preparation?" Society ? '"The cost of the college course is from $200 to $350 a year; of the theological seminary course about $250 or $300 a year, and a course at the Assembly's Training School about $250 a year." Leader ? "Are the candidates us ually able, unaided, to meet this cost?" Society ? "No. Most of the candi dates for the ministry and mission service come from the homes of poor farmers, ministers, and artisans." Leader ? "How is assistance ren ered them?" Society ? "A wise provision has been made to aid those who need assist ance through the Executive Commit tee of Education. Loans of $100 a year, to be repaid either in money or in service to the Church, are made to students in colleges, theological seminaries and the Assembly's Train ing School." Leadei ? "Who are eligible for these loans?" Society ? "Candidates for the min istry, recommended by the various Presbyteries; young women who are preparing for mission service either at home or abroad." Leader ? "Should money be sent direct to students?" Society ? "No. The Assembly, for wise reasons, asks that it be sent through the Committee of Education." CHRISTMAS PROGRAM ? OUR OWN. An Important Answer. Some good worker is asking, "Where can I get a good Christmas exercise?" Why, the very best you can want will come to you from Dr. H. H. Sweets' office, Urban Building, Louis ville, Ky., if you ask for it. In fact, if you ask your own Sun day-school superintendent, this must have already come" to him. Get it out at once, and put this on. It is very attractive, and impressive, giving just the idea of Christmas that you want your children to have. There is all through it the spirit of love and service, and it will deepen for each pupil any idea of living for others that they may already have planted in their hearts. If, for any reason, you need to have two exercises, a very excellent one is, "When the Christmas Star Shone," by Mrs. E. C. Cronk, 5c, from the Lutheran Missionary Society, 844 Drexel Building. Philadelphia. CHRISTMAS FOR OTHERS. Auxiliaries, young people and Sun day school classes love to do a very 4 definite thing for others. In a very splendid Home Mission field there are three schools that ieud you to help them have a Christmas tree. Can you possibly give $1 to help a splendid worker make splendid bova and girls and old people happy? Of course you can. Then with this dollar buy ten snrill gifts and send them by parcel post to Mrs. Mary S. Martin, Coeburn, Va r R. F. D. 1, Box 73. Mrs. Martin will make the very best use of these gifts, and she will need them as soon as you can possibly ^*-4 them to her. Include sacond-hand clothing wh-*a you can. MEXICO. Your December Program. Have live History and Native Music. Show idols. Have a Mexican menu. Study this list of things and, in vest. The dividends may be beyond computation. A Missionary to Mexico, an Imper sonation. Children at Play in Mexico. Colored Post Cards of Cuba end Mexico combined, sets oi 1-. 10 cent*. Five Mexico Picture Stories, with 7 pictures 5x8 inches, 25 cents a set. From Darkness to Light, Pageant, 5 cents. Graybill, Rev. and Mrs. A T., Bio graphical Sketches. Graybill, Rev. and Mrs. A. T., Pic tures, 13x16 inches, 21 cents each. "Hermana Agua," Poem by .-unado Nervo, Mexico's leading poot. 10 cenis. Idols of Mexico, illustrated, 10 cents. In Mexico and Cuba, Sketch of Our Mexico and Cuba Mission, by H. F. Williams, 5 cents. Map of Mexico, 25x36 inches. Mexican Dishes, Menus and Recipc3 ? Mexican Music ? ' (1) "Himno Nacional Mexicano," 40 cents a copy. (2) Translation, by Mrs. H. L. Ross. <3) "La Golondrina," 40 cents a copy. (4) "La Paloma," 40 cents a copy. Mexico Pictures, 15 cents a set. Mexico, the Land, Climate and Peo ple. Mexico, two Posters. Ninety-nine Questions and Answers About Mexico and Our Mexico Mis sion. Our Call to Mexico, Poem. Our Mexico Mission, three lessons. Our Mexico Mission, tw^x programs. Our Opportunity in Mexico. Pictures of Our Mexico Missionaries and Their Children, 10 cents a set. Proposed Ten-Year Program of Our Mexico Mission. Rankin, Miss Melinda, Biographical Sketch. Rankin, Miss Melinda, Picture. 13x16 inches, 25 cents. Two Fannies, Story. Why Mexico? For all these things write to Mr. E. D. Grant, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. MEXICO. Though scarcely three years old, the work in Southern Mexico, our "Presbytery of the South," Is grow ing lustily. Ten new missionaries have been added. To meet the urgent needs a band of native lay workers have been given short courses in the 8eminary and sent out to preach and teach. All over the field last year both conversions and contributions in creased more than fifty per cent. IK) YOU LIKE THE YEAR BOOK OP PROGRAMS? ? About 1,500 auxiliaries use the Year Book of Programs. We want to make this book the very best pro gram help possible. The only way to do this is to secure constructive sug gestions from those who are using them. What would you suggest that would make the Year Book better? Won't you write us at once any criticism or suggestion that will help make the tenth Year Book better than the nine preceding ones? Mrs. W. C. Winsborough. Field Building, St. Louis, Mo. * SHERMAN, TEXAS. The Woman's Auxiliary of the First church observed the third week in November as the Week of Prayer fo?