Document 203318

Vol. 31, No. 44
Sydney, Monday, October 31, 1927
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How to Retain the Blessing
blessings from heaven will come to thousands
RICHof our
brethren and sisters during the camp-meet-
sins or change your heart; but having given yourself to God,
believed that He for Christ's sake did all this for you. By
faith you became Christ's, and by faith you are to grow up in
Him,—by giving and taking. You are to give all,—your heart,
your will, your service,—give yourself to Him to obey all His
requirements ; and you must take all,—Christ, the fullness of all
blessing, to abide in your heart, to be your strength, your
righteousness, your everlasting helper,—to give you power to
obey."—" Steps to Christ," pp. 69, 70, pocket edition.
, you
ing season. New hope, new conviction, new resolution, /
new purpose, will fill many hearts. Many, as they return to their homes, will wish that they might carry
back with them the camp-meeting association. This, of
course, they cannot do, but they may carry back with
them the camp-meeting atmosphere and spirit ; they
A Daily Consecration Essential
may take back with them a new life and a new power,
as found in the blessed comEvery day must be a day
panionship of the Lord Jesus
of new consecration, fully
Christ, who has promised to
and completely, the same as
we made it when we first
be with them even unto the
end of the world. So, as 0 Come, gracious Lord, 0 come, with me abide ;
gave ourselves to Christ.
we return to our homes
Not for one brief and passing hour or day,
"However complete may
But constantly, my ever-present guide,
from the camp-meeting, let
have been our consecration at
conversion, it will avail us nous go with hope and cheer
thing unless it be renewed daily ;
and courage, confidently beGrant me to share the wonders of Thy grace,
but a consecration that emCloser companionship than friend with friend.
lieving that the Master is
braces the actual present is
may Thine own Spirit trace
with us, and that He will
fresh, genuine, and acceptable
Thy likeness there; so shall our spirits blend.
to God."—Review and Herald,
so transform the, old enJan. 6, 1885.
Give me to know the depths of love divine,
vironment that we shall see
My ever-longing soul cloth seek of Thee.
great opportunities for serThis daily consecration
I .give my heart; my life, my all is Thine
vice where before We saw
Thou gayest all, didst live and die for me.
involves the placing of the
only life's drudgery.
life under God's control, to
But, Lord, of what avail Thy love for me
How shall we retain the
be shaped and moulded as
, If not to share with others and to lead
blessing ? The apostle Paul 2 To Thee in tenderest love and sympathy?
His all-wise purpose shall
answers this question simply
Give me Thy Spirit's urge. This do I plead.
and definitely : " As ye have
"Each morning consecrate
therefore received. Christ 2
yourself to God for that day.
Jesus the Lord, so walk ye
Surrender all your plans to Him,
to be carried out or given up as
in Him : rooted and built up
in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been His providence shall indicate. Thus day by day you may be
giving your life into the hands of God, and thus your life will be
taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving." Col. 2 : moulded more and more after the life of Christ."—"Steps to
6, 7. How did we receive Christ in the beginning ? Christ," p. 70, pocket edition.
By acknowledging - ourselves sinners ; by surrendering
Consecration Means Conflict
our will to His will ; by accepting Him as our Saviour,
This daily surrender and consecration to God will
His sacrifice in justification of the sins that are past,
His present, indwelling life as the power by which we bring His peace into our hearts and lives, and place us
under the control and leadership of His Holy Spirit.
shall be kept from sin in the future. Gal. 2 : 20.
Consecration to Christ means enlistment for service,
" Do you ask, ' How am Ito abide in Christ ?' In the same
way as you received Him at first.. . —You gave yourself to and service means active and oftentimes wearying
God, to be His wholly, to serve and obey Him, and you took labour ; it means the meeting of obstacles and difficulties.
Christ as your. Saviour. You could not yourself atone for your God tests us by trial, and faith shines brightest in the
darkness. We quote again from the servant of the
Lord :
"Those who are finally victorious will hay.: seasons of
terrible perplexity and trial in their religious life; but they must
not cast away their confidence, for this is a part of their discipline in the school of Christ, and it is essential in order that
all dross may be purged away."—Review and herald, April 8,
One great purpose must possess the child of God,
and that is to do right, regardless of surroundings.
Principle, and not caprice, must be the impelling motive.
"It is the privilege of every one to say, I will carry out
my Captain's orders to the very letter, feeling or no feeling. I
will not wait for a happy sensation, for a mysterious impulse.'
I will say,' What are my orders? What is the line of my duty?
What says the Master to me ?'"—Review and Herald, April 9,
When God places us in His great crucible, and we
are subjected to the refining process, let us bear it
patiently. Let us utter no word of doubt or of distrust, because these expressions on our part will weaken
our own endeavour, and will bring trial and discouragement to those around us. Declares the servant of the
Lord, in speaking of her own experience :
"In times of trial we must cling to God and His promises.
Some have said to me, 'Do you not get discouraged at times
when you are under trial?' And I have answered, 'Yes, if by
discouragement you mean sad or cast down." Didn't you talk
to any one of your feelings ?"No ; there is a time for silence, a
time to keep the tongue as with a bridle, and I was determined
to utter no word of doubt or darkness, to bring no shade of
gloom upon those with whom I was associated.' I have said to
myself, I will bear the Refiner's fire ; I shall not be consumed.
When I speak it shall be of light; it shall be of faith and hope
in God; it shall be of righteousness, of goodness, of the love of
Christ my Saviour; it shall be to direct the minds of others
toward heaven and heavenly things, to Christ's work in heaven
for us, and our work upon earth for Him.' "—Review and Herald,
Feb. II, 189o.
Three Simple Rules
The safeguarding of our experience for the future and
the maintenance of the blessing we receive at the campmeeting, may be achieved by faithfully following three
simple measures :
1. Daily Study of the Word of God. The word of
God contains His very life. " The words that I speak
unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." John 6: 63.
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word,
that ye may grow thereby." 1 Peter 2 : 2. We cannot
maintain our physical strength without material food ;
no more can we maintain our spiritual life without
partaking of the spiritual sustenance which God has
provided in His Holy Word. Let us accept God's
promises as for us.
2. Prayer. We should live in the spirit of prayer,
praying always and " without ceasing."
"When it becomes the habit of the soul to converse with
God, the power of the evil one is broken; for Satan cannot
abide near the soul that draws nigh unto God."— Review and
Herald, Dec. 3, 1889.
8. Work for Others. It is paradoxical, but true,
that we cannot retain that which we receive unless we
give in turn to those about us. There is a world in
need; souls on every side demand our help. In our
homes, in the church of God, in the great wide world, are
many longing for the comfort which our words may
impart. Let us give even as God has given to us.
As we study, and pray, and give, forgetting self in
the service we render others, the image of the divine
will be formed in our lives, and we shall be transformed
into the image of the Lord Jesus. Thus we shall be
enabled to rejoice even in trial, and we shall know in
our experience the joy of trust, the assurance of faith,
and the peace which passeth understanding, because we
are Christ's and He is ours, and in Him we find our
News from Afar III
Notes of Travel—No. 15
Naples, Italy
WE passed through the Strait of Messina last night (April 8) at eleven o'clock.
Looking out of our porthole at two
o'clock this morning we saw the island of
Stromboli, which is a cone-shaped mountain and a volcano with smoke continuously issuing from its crater. The apex
was lighted by the red glow as we saw it.
At noon we were passing between the
island of Capri and the mainland of Italy
into the Bay of Naples.
True to time our vessel berthed a little
before 2 p.m. at Naples. The trip into
the bay is very pretty indeed, past the
noted island of Capri and the cliffs of
Sorrento, and looming in the distance is the
wonderful Mount Vesuvius, nearly 4,000
feet above sea level, with great volumes of
white smoke issuing from its summit; and
then the light blue waters of the bay and
the pale blue of the cloudless sky all in-
delibly imprint themselves on one's mind.
We went ashore and found accommodation in a new fiat on the sixth story of a
building which an Italian tourist agency
has just taken over. The views from the
flat roof were very fine. In front of us
was the bay, and behind us the heights of
Naples covered with houses with wistaria
in bloom draping many of the porches.
Everything in the plant line is just bursting into leaf and bloom. The Neapolitans are a light-hearted, easy-going
people, full of gaiety and music. "See
Naples and die " sums up in an Italian
proverb the enthusiastic belief of the
Italians that nowhere in the world is there
another place of such beauty and deserving fame as this city.
Viewing the Antiquities of Pompeii
The following day we went to the
museum and spent a most interesting
morning among the relics of ancient
times, especially did we enjoy the antiq-
uities of Pompeii. There were beds,
chairs, scales of quite modern pattern,
kitchen utensils, all sorts of surgical instruments made of bronze, quite up-todate, manicuring instruments, carbonised
foods, loaves of bread, eggs, olives, prunes,
peas, beans, etc. We were reminded that
what we do today the Pompeiians of
2,000 years ago also did. In the afternoon
we went to the aquarium, a truly wonder.
ful place. We had never realised that
the sea held such wonderful animal and
plant life, or such gorgeous colouring and
such weird and yet harmonious combinations of colours. There were all sorts of
shellfish, and others that looked like
flowers—asters, dahlias, and chrysanthemums, but they were fish. We also saw
sea serpents. In the great ocean there
are perhaps more striking and numerous
marvels of creation than on the land.
The Crater of Mount Vesuvius
Monday, April 11.—After spending the
morning in visiting various parts of the
city, in the afternoon we climbed Mount
Vesuvius. The ascent of this mountain is
one of the most fascinating experiences in
the world. We took the electric train
from the city to Resina, and there changed
to another which ascends to the crater.
Resina is built on the site of Herculaneum.
When the eruptions of Vesuvius took
place the molten lava all flowed down on
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one side of it, burying Herculaneum, and
the ashes went on the other side, burying
Pompeii yards deep. Herculaneum is
still buried with this lava, but it is planned
to start excavations next year. After the
eruption the cone or summit of Vesuvius
was raised hundreds of feet. The old
crater is passed on the way up. In 1905
it was stirred up again and at that time
Naples itself was covered in ashes three
feet deep in the streets for ten days.
From Resina to Pugliana the grade is
one foot in four. One passes through
lovely gardens and orchards and all along
the track rosemary is growing. Then one
passes through enormous fields of lava
intersected by deep ravines. The view of
the Bay of Naples is very fine indeed.
At the foot of the cone one changes to
a wire-rope railway, whose grade is one
foot in two, and one feels just like a fly
crawling up a wall. Indeed, we were glad
when the ten minutes of this part of the
journey was over. There is no plant life
of any kind on this part of Mount Vesuvius. Leaving the train, we were taken
in charge by a guide who led us round
the mountain on a narrow path for about
ten minutes' walk, climbing up all the
time. It was so high that we did not like
looking down on the view below, but it
was a magnificent one indeed and there
too lay the ruins of Pompeii.
Finally we reached the crater. This
great cup is nearly a mile in diameter. In
its centre is a cone-shaped mass of black
ashes. From the apex of this cone a
great cloud of white smoke issues continually, and at intervals this smoking
sentinel thunders and roars and belches
forth a huge mass of red molten lava,
ashes, etc., which are cast up into the air
a great distance, to blacken as they fall
and cool. It is very awe-inspiring. Many
people go down into the crater and walk
around the cone, and the guide wanted us
to go, but we felt we were near enough to
such a treacherous thing. The descent
down Vesuvius in that railway made one
feel as if one was going headlong down
the whole length of the mountain.
When we arrived back in Naples we
went to call on our worker there, but
found he was not home.
Meeting Our Workers
Tuesday, April 12.—This morning we
met our two young brethren. Both have
been trained in our schools,—Brother Karl
in Germany, and Brother Cupertino, an
Italian canvasser, In our school at Collonges, France. They are earnest, energetic young men who are willing to
sacrifice for the truth. They have a
church company of twenty-three members.
What We Saw in Pompeii
These two brethren decided to come
with us to Pompeii for the day. One goes
by the same railway as to Vesuvius, but instead of ascending, the line follows the
coast line around the mountain. Excavations were carried out here in 1860 and
at present some further excavations are
going on, bringing to light some more
interesting things.
Ia 79 A.D. Pompeii was buried by the
ashes of Vesuvius. It had about 20,000
inhabitants and was a very busy and
flourishing town. It is situated on a
fertile, well-watered plain, and to get to
it we passed through some wonderful
orchards, vineyards, and vegetable and
flower gardens.
Pompeii had very good paved streets,
and one could see on the paving where
the chariot wheels had travelled so frequently and made a rut in the stones.
The houses were shut off from the street,
and the rooms grouped around a kind of
courtyard. They had reception rooms,
dining rooms, bedrooms, halls, shrines for
their household gods.
We arrived there about 12.15 p.m. and
with a guide spent three hours and a half
walking through the ruins. It was most
fascinating to learn by seeing as well as
hearing the doings of a people who lived
2,000 years ago. We walked into wine
shops, cake shops, bread bakeries, laundries, banks, law courts, bath houses,
(public ones), the homes of the rich and
the poor. We saw their cooking vessels,
their garden tools, their surgical instruments, their door handles, locks, and keys.
Many of them were much like those we
see nowadays. In the little museum
there we saw the small tear bottles (Psalm
56:8) which were found in the tombs of
that time. It was the custom to hire
mourners at funerals and these were paid
in proportion to the quantity of tears
shed, each mourner being given a small
glass bottle the sze of one's first finger in
which to catch the tears. These bottles
were buried with the deceased. In the
ruins themselves were many evidences
that the Pompeiians like the people of
Sodom were the victims of pride, fullness
of bread, and abundance of idleness.
They lived for pleasure and the gratification of their lustful desires, and with
their city many were destroyed by the
ashes of Vesuvius which covered the city
to a depth of ten to fifteen feet.
A Famous Island
Wednesday, April 13.—By arrangement
we met Brother Karl at the quay at 9 a.m.
and went by boat to Sorrento and the
island of Capri. Sorrento is situated on
the cliffs just at the entrance to the Gulf
of Naples. It is a great health resort.
The island of Capri is composed of two
huge rocky masses standing up out of the
sea and joined by a saddle of rock.
Tiberius Csesar really made the place,
for in his time it was the hub of the world
and there are many interesting Roman
remains and evidences of the bygone
greatness. We visited the wonderful
blue grotto for which the island is noted.
The scenery of the island is beautiful.
Every inch of available space is under
cultivation. This is a favourite winter
resort for Germans, Scandinavians, and
others. We caught the 4 p.m. boat back
to Naples, arriving at 6.15 p.m.
Leaving for Rome
Thursday, April 14.—At 9 a.m. Brethren
Karl and Cupertino came to our rooms to
help us with our luggage and see us off to
Rome. With their kind help we boarded
the train which left at 10.3o a.m. We
bought third class tickets which cost ten
shillings each (second class are 21s.
and first class 30s.). We could not get a
seat on account of the rush of visitors to
Rome for Easter (next day was Good
Friday), so we put our luggage at the
front end of the car and sat on it. We
got on comfortably and had a good view.
The distance was about 190 miles, past
the snow-covered Apennines.
The Land of John Huss
THE fortunes of war (or the misfortunes) create many strange situations.
Many sections of Europe today testify
to this fact. The many small countries
created, with their strange mixtures of
nationalities, languages, ideals, religions,
aspirations; with jealous neighbours all
about them each feeling that the readjustment might have been greatly improved; with frontiers that must be
guarded at all costs, the frontiers constituting a national danger and an economic
barrier, give Europe problems that it is
hard for one unacquainted with Europe
to understand or appreciate. The situation probably has no parallel in the
I have just returned from Czechoslovakia, and this little land is one of the
outstanding examples of the above situation. It is a country more than five
hundred miles in length, but in places less
than seventy-five miles in breadth. It
has a population of more than 13,000,000,
but this population is divided among
eight different languages, and none of
these eight intend that its language
shall be absorbed by any of the others.
Here the situation differs greatly from
that in the United States,—the country
that is spoken of as the "melting pot,"
where English is supposed to rapidly
absorb all incoming languages. Not so
here. And neighbours! The country
has five of them looking across her borders with jealous eyes.
But despite the problems, God's work
advances, gaining victories from every
nation, kindred, tongue, and people. Our
institute held near Prague, the ancient
city of John Huss, was a real inspiration.
More than sixty colporteurs, fresh from
fields of conflict, were together for a full
week. Seven languages were represented
at this meeting,—Czechish, German, Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, English. Five languages were constantly in
use in the work of the institute. When I
would speak, I would stand between two
translators, while another group would be
together in the back of the room taking it
from one or the other of my companions
through still another translator. Yet they
did get the point, and when we would
change to a general discussion of the
subjects presented, the discussions would
come back to us in different languages,
through various translators, but right to
the point, showing that things had not
been twisted in their travels from mouth
to mouth.
Somehow the difficulties seem only to
serve to intensify the desire for help.
And these dear workers do want help, and
they appreciate help. Their work is not
easy. They do not have liberties such as
colporteurs in many lands enjoy. Many
of those present, both men and women,
know what prisons and floggings are.
But these things do not discourage them
or drive them from the field. When
persecuted and driven out of one place,
they quickly hasted to another, possibly
to have the same experience repeated.
I have here with me a small piece
(about two inches square) from a page of
our books or papers. It was the largest
piece that could be found after a mob had
finished with 3,000 kroners (E20) worth of
literature that had been left in one village
by the colporteur.
Evenings during the institute were
largely given to the colporteurs so that
they could tell of their house-to-house
ministry. As one listened to the thrilling
stories of God's providences and deliverances, he was forced to realise that a new
Book of Acts is being written, or experienced, toiay. God lives, and is working
in behalf of His children today as verily
as in the days of Peter and Paul.
In the city of Brunn we have a fine
publishing house, another monument to
the blessings of the Big Week Extension
Fund. While the house must publish in
different languages, and import in still
others, thus greatly increasing the cost
of operation, Manager Ludwig has his
work well organised and the institution
is operating at a profit, and outstanding
accounts with the colporteurs are small.
When one recognises the difficulties to be
faced at every turn, and the extreme
poverty of the people in many sections of
the field, he marvels that the house is able
to do well. But man's extremity is God's
opportunity. When He is given an
opportunity, it is wonderful what He can
do with seemingly few resources.
ing he called our brethren to get up and
tell them the story of Jesus again before
they left, so that they could have it clear
in their minds to tell their friends and
neighbours. Our brethren were glad to
tell the story the fourth time. When
they left, the family requested earnestly
that they come back again and tell them
more about Christ. Our brethren are
following up this interest, and it will not
be long, we believe, until this dear family
fully accepts the message.
Thirteenth Sabbath at Wainibuka
School, Fiji
SEVERAL heavy showers during the
week kept up Navuso's reputation—plenty
of mud, which to the writer's mind is
preferable to the loose, dry dust of some
places, but wholly unknown here. But
Sabbath morning, September 24, the sun
smiled from a blue and fleecy white sky,
and a cool breeze fanned us all day.
At 9.45 a.m. after the ringing of the
lali, the Sabbath school assembled, 128
strong, and spent a few minutes in singMoslems Who Desire to Hear the ing before the announcement of the first
hymn, " Vakamuduo Vei fisu," (Thanks to
Story of Jesus
Jesus). Following the invocation, all
MOST of the brethren in Ambon took
repeated the Lord's Prayer, which is the
an active part in the Big Week campaign. custom here.
Two went to a town some distance from
Brother Steed spoke to the school about
their home, and as they were late in
the new boat, Veilomani (Love One
starting their work because of the dis- Another). Of the 115 pupils enrolled in
tance they worked until dark. Soon our day school register, only seven or
after starting for home, it began to rain. eight have seen the new boat, and these
They therefore decided to stay overnight, include the four new boys who arrived
if possible, and return home in the morn- last week from Koro, the island where
ing. Noticing a light in a house not far Ratu Meli is labouring. The boys travfrom the road, they decided to request elled from Koro to Suva on it. This may
the privilege of staying there. On arriv- seem strange, perhaps, to the homeland
ing at the house, they found the people to people, but we are living in the "Neverbe Moslems. They were kindly received
never" of the largest island, Viti Levu
(Big Fiji), and many of the students have
and permitted to stay.
Soon they were asked what their busi-- not been to Suva.
Following the second hymn, Na Yalo
ness was, and taking out their book
"Christ Our Saviour," they began to tell
Tabu (The Holy Spirit), Saimoni tested
their listeners of the life of Jesus. As the minds of the school on the quarter's
they proceeded the family became very
lessons, to which there was a good but
much interested, and when the canvass was shy response. Tevita, our new native
finished they said that they would like to
teacher, called upon the girls and boys to
get one of those books. They said, howrepeat the quarter's memory verses, alterever, that they could not read. They desired nately, all repeating in ,unison the last
the book so that they could tell the story one.
of Jesus from the pictures to their friends.
There was a slight movement of alert"Tell us the story again," they said, "so ness accompanied by expressions of inthat we may get it clear in our minds, terest as the superintendent announced,
and may be able to repeat it to others." " The offering will now be taken."
So our brethren went over the story Several districts are represented in the
carefully, explaining all they could about school, and the students from each disthe life of Christ, His final rejection by
trict, in a body, walked to the front, placthe Jews, His crucifixion, and resurrec- ing their offerings in a plate on the table.
tion, and the promise of his soon return. The Wainibuka pupils took the lead,
After the story was finished, they asked if
followed by those from Va Mosi, Colo
they might hear it once more. So the North, the Ra Coast, and the Lau Group,
brethren told the story the third time. then the gases (older folk) native and
It was then midnight, and they told them
white workers. The various amounts
that they must now go to sleep.
totalled £3 12s. 5d. This is good, for a
The head of the house was so touched large number of our pupils are very
by the life of Christ that he could not
young. During the week large knives
sleep, and at four o'clock the next morn- and axes had been busy chopping logs of
wood and balabalas (tree-fern trunks) for
the white teacher, and willing hands and
feet had delivered them.
I have so much wood on hand,.I had to
think up some other means of giving
work for offerings, for I have sufficient
wood for a year. So my new plan is a
fernery. The boys have started excavating, and the girls have been bringing
balabalas for flower pots. These treefern trunks make excellent flower pots.
They are artistic in their natural beauty,
and far exceed the usual red earthenware
flower pots. I have about three dozen
—a good start for a fernery. The girls
have been bringing ferns, too. The other
day I saw Winnie swimming across the
river holding up in one hand a fern which
she was bringing for me. One girl rubbed
over all my books to earn her offering.
Mildew gathers quickly on books here,
and they need to be attended to at least
once a week, sometimes oftener. When
my fernery is complete, I'll have to think
u p some new thing, notwithstanding
Solomon declares, " There is nothing new
under the sun."
A piece of music, " Jesus, Lover of
My Soul," rendered commendably by
Brother and Sistsr Steed and five of our
boys with their brass instruments, brought
a pleasant Sabbath school hour to a close.
We look forward to the time when no
boats will be needed, when the dangers of
sea travelling will be over, for, then the
work will be finished. ,
Until then we must give of our means,
our prayers, and ourselves, willingly,
earnestly, and cheerfully, so that we, with
the redeemed from all lands, and the
islands of the sea, may stand on the sea
of glass and sing the victor's song.
Wainibuka River, Fiji.
Efogi, NeW Guinea
(From a perSonal letter)
WE were so glad to receive our letters
last week and read all the news. We
were watching for the mail police for days
before they arrived. However, when
they did come and told us all the happenings we readily understood why they were
late. They had , been one whole day tryuro River, which is in
ing to cross the Na
flood. All the logs were washed away,
and finally they tied the mail bags on
their heads and walked through a raging
torrent up to their chins. My heart aches
for the poor boys who carry loads over
that dreadful track, with its mountain-like
At present there is an epidemic of
measles in this district, and some of our
boys and girls have been very sick. I
felt almost fearful for some of them, but
the Lord has surely heard our prayers.
We were kept busy giving treatments; as
earache, sore eyes, b a d throats, and
dreadful coughs gave them little rest.
We feel thankful to be here and to be
able to help, the people. •
We are looking forward to receiving
the new quartet's lessOn pamphlets. We
expect them next xvt.t k from Bisiatabu,
then I shall, spend sortie . Lime translating
them. I am sure you. w ()Lid smile at
times if- you, could see, the actions we go
through in, order to ,find out a word. It
is good to .be able to understand what
they say, and,to speak to. them.
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All are looking forward to Pastor
Stewart's visit. The boys and girls are
asking all sorts of questions about him.
Is he long up this way (meaning tall) ?
Is he fat? Is his hair white or black?
And what about his eyes? Is he bringing
any boys and girls too? I told them how
he cared for a little black girl, and they
thought that was very good and kind.
Next week all the village police are
planning to go down to Bisiatabu. Of
course they too are curious. I am sure
they will enjoy Brother Stewart's visit
while he is here.
We feel appalled when we look at this
vast field and realise how few are the
workers. But we are of good courage,
knowing that God is strong and will do
a short work.
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Education Department
College Missionary Movements Parents—This Will Interest You
"EVERY Seventh-day Adventist who
really loves the Lord, longs for the time
when the work shall be finished. . . .
How much they really long for this will
be shown by their actions, for by them
the finishing of the work will be either
hastened or hindered."
As the existing organisation for maintaining systematic home missionary work
here at our training centre was proving
rather inadequate, a committee was appointed at the commencement of the
third quarter 'to place this work on a
wider and more effective basis.
Brother S. V. Stratford was appointed
chairman of the committee, Brother H.
Perry secretary, assisted by Brethren J. C.
Warren, G. Phillips, R. H. Ison, A. Jacobson, Misses A. Semmens, A. Rocke, and
M. Collins. The work was further subdivided into sections as follows, each
under the leadership of a member of the
Helping Hand Band
House to House Band
Signs Postal Effort and Missionary Correspondence Band
Literature Distribution Band
Dedicated Hour
Dedicated Pocket
Brother J. L. Smith, of the North
N.S.W. Conference offered to help any
student who would dedicate an hour
while in Newcastle, to canvass among the
business men of that city with the Signs.
For the "Dedicated Pocket" a tract rack
has been installed in the chapel.
At a successful rally meeting practically too per cent of the students volunteered for some branch of the work, many
for more than one line of activity. In
connection with the house-to-house visiting, several families are interested. Signs
rounds are being conducted at Wyee,
Morisset, Mandalong, and Cardiff, and
work with our health journal is being
planned for Martinsville.
Arrangements have now been completed
for a party of young men to visit East
Maitland Gaol every alternate Sabbath for
the definite purpose of holding services.
Missionary work within the Co liege
grounds consists of a free reading rack at
the College store, and the issue of an illustrated souvenir for visitors to the estate.
We feel that God has blessed in establishing this work and we hope to see souls
saved as a result.
Did you ever see little noses pressed
against the window pane, watching a sun
that seemed to sink all too slowly, while
lugubrious young voices wailed, "Oh,
when will Sabbath be over ?" Well, perhaps not; I hope you haven't. But I
have; and therefore it is with keen pleasure that I read such a testimony as this :
The Sabbath in the Home
From a mother in South Carolina: "It
has always been a problem to us to help
the children keep the Sabbath aright
without giving them all our time. And
is to get, for what my Lessons have been
to me. And I know this year will be
better; for I'm starting in early, and unless we have sickness, I can put in more
time on them. They are one of the best
things God has done for Seventh-day
Adventists. My children have room for
improvement, and I know it depends on
me; and I'm praying that God will help
me (as well as other Seventh-day Adventist mothers), so to train my children
that they may be examples of what He
would have them be."
No doubt the question will be arising in
the minds of all who have read this article
thus far, What are these Parents' Lessons
to which the writer of the above paragraphs refers? For five years the Home
Commission Department of the General
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has
published a monthly periodical known as
" Parents' Lessons," for the help and training of Christian parents. These lessons
have covered five lines: Story Telling,
Nature Study, Health, Home Culture, and
Adolescence. Plans have now been laid
to prepare a series of books covering in
better form all the ground covered by
these periodical lessons. It was expected
to have the first of these books available
by the beginning of 1928, but owing to a
delay in its publication, it is planned to
continue the periodical, Parents' Lessons,
during 1928.
The 1928 Lessons will contain very
valuable and helpful instruction, as the
following schedule shows :
Schedule of " Parents' Lessons," 1928
Baby's father
The school progr'me What adolescence means
Baby's mother
Physical habits
The sex life
Mar. Getting ready for the baby Diet
Social training
Physical activities
Apr. ! The baby himself
Nature study
Physical habits
Mental development
May The months
Sex instruction
Nature Study
Spiritual development
June Theinfirst
Social training
Sex instruction
Emotional development
Economic training
Learning independence
Business beginnings M. V. activities
Aug. Becoming an individual Story-telling
Junior plans
Adolescent leadership
Sept. How about rickets?
Nature study
Social instincts
Oct. And malnutrition?
Nature study
Story -telling
Liberty and license
Nov. Is he a thumbsucker ?
Dec. ; How to =poll him
Family worship
The reading progeme Education
Preparing for school I Sabbath in the home Courtshi p
I'm not sure that even then we gave them
the right idea of the Sabbath. If parents
have to be on a constant strain during the
Sabbath to keep their children from play
or something wrong, the children haven't
really gotten hold of the Sabbath, have
they ? But I'm glad for the Parents'
Lessons, which have taught us the true
idea of the Sabbath and how to use it at
home. We need all the help we can get
in training our children to love this message and in preparing them to help carry
it in these last days. I'm sure these
Lessons hal e been sent to us from God
for that purpose."
And later this mother wrote: "I wouldn't
take twice the money, even as hard as it
Parents, are you desirous of receiving
help in your endeavours to make your
home a true Christian home, and in your
efforts to teach and train your children in
the right way ? We believe you are.
Then let us advise you to subscribe to the
Parents' Lessons. The annual subscription
is 6s. 9d. You will not regret outlaying
this money for this good paper. If you
order immediately your first paper should
reach you early in the new year. Kindly
order through your church missionary
secretary, or if isolated, through your
Conference Tract Society.
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The Camp-Meeting in South
New South Wales
IT was in the springtime, the bright
beautiful springtime, that the seventh
annual session of the South N.S.W. Conference was called on the camp-ground at
Concord Park. The meeting convened
October 4 and continued till the 16th.
This was the fifth camp-meeting held in
that beautiful park. With its green sod,
its many shade-trees, dressed in their
spring blossoms, it formed an ideal location. Some 230 tents were pitched, and
their white rows gleamed brightly among
the green shadings.
Many interesting features came before
the conference, and many important
questions were studied—education, mission expansion, Sabbath school progress,
young people's endeavour, ministerial
plans, and personal work, all came under
The standing of the conference proved
to be encouraging. Over £13,000 tithes
were reported for the year, while the
Sabbath school had contributed over
£3,000 to the mission field. The church
membership stood at 1,703, while the Sabbath school numbered 2,105. Of these
630 held perfect attendance for the year.
In addition to the ministers and workers of the local conference, Pastors W.
W. Fletcher, A. H. Piper, A. W. Anderson, W. J. Westerman, F. G. Rampton,
L. H. Wood, and Reuben Hare were
present from the Union Conference. Pastor G. G. Stewart was re-elected to the
office of president.
An ordination service was held, and
Brethren R. H. Tutty and J. Thompson
were ordained to the gospel ministry.
A lantern lecture was given by Brother
Tutty, and many beautiful pictures of
island and mission life were shown.
A spirit of quiet earnestness possessed
the camp. The Bible studies gave much
food for thought, and proved very helpful.
Delegates gathered from most parts of
the State, and there was much joy in
meeting with old friends again. During
the time of the camp Pastor Tutty sailed
on return to his island mission in the
A " Field Day " was spent with many
interesting results. A good attendance
was found at most meetings of the camp.
Important subjects were presented at the
evening gatherings. The consecration
service on the first Sabbath was conducted
by Pastor Fletcher, and on the closing
Sabbath by Pastor L. H. Wood, with an
excellent response. The call for mission
funds resulted in £760 being given in cash
or pledges to that object The camp
Sabbath school contributed £103 for the
mission field.
The report on church schools showed
that more than 200 children were in
attendance. Ten teachers were in charge.
The Sydney Missionary Volunteer Brass
Band recently organised, under direction
of R. E. Hare played at two Sunday
afternoon services. The band's finances
wet e considered and a pleasing increase
made by the enrolment of over ninety
honorary members. Interesting prospects
lie before the band in the growing demand
for its services in open-air and mission
A baptismal class was conducted during
the camp, and on the last day of the
meeting eight were baptised.
Meetings for young people and children
were successfully operated right through
the time of the camp-meeting. The
workers in charge gave earnest attention
to their work, and in these gatherings
interesting and spiritual subjects were
studied in a very practical way.
May the Lord bless all these dear
workers and give them renewed courage
and faith day by day. The work is onward, let us keep step in the great march
to the kingdom.
in New Zealand. Brother Whittaker
continues in the Northern Rivers work,
and is being joined by Brother Arthur
Nurse H. Markey was in attendance at
the camp, supervising the food supply,
and also gave a health talk and cooking
demonstration that aroused much interest among the ladies.
A baptismal service was conducted on
Sunday, September 25. We believe there
is every promise of further growth of the
work in this important district.
Northern Rivers Camp-Meeting
WHAT is known as a "local" campmeeting has been held at Lismore for
three years in succession, for the benefit
of our churches in the Northern Rivers
district of New South Wales. In this
part of the State we have a steadily
growing work that is more or less isolated
from the other churches forming the
North N.S.W. Conference.
The first camp-meeting was held at
Lismore in 1925, in a beautifully grassed
field adjoining our church in that city.
The meeting of 1926, and the camp of
September 20 to 25, 1927, were held in
the same place. It was the privilege of
the writer, in company with Pastor Westerman, to attend the recent meeting.
Thirty-one tents were pitched this year,
as compared with twenty in 1926. This
reflects the steady progress the work is
making. The attendance at all the meetings was good, and a warm interest was
manifested by the believers. The highest
attendance was one hundred and eighty.
A good many of the townspeople came to
hear the subjects presented at the evening meetings. The Northern Star newspaper gave us good publicity in its
The Sabbath school offering (for one
Sabbath, the Thirteenth) amounted to
£20 14s. 5d. The next day pledges for
the foreign work reached another £53•
Pastor H. A. Hill and Brethren J. L.
Smith and R. E. G. Blair were in attendance from the local conference. Brother
Blair reports £50 worth of literature sold
in the book tent which was operated this
year for the first time. The people were
surprised to see the number and variety
of the publications, although the display
was only a partial one.
Pastor M. H. Whittaker has been leading out in the work in Lismore and the
surrounding territory for the past two or
or three years. Brother Whittaker and
his fellow-labourers have been blessed with
a goodly measure of success. Brother J.
C. Stirling, who has been labouring in this
district, has now been called to the work
" Life and Health"
November-December Issue
THE November-December number of
Life and Health is now off the presses. It
has an attractive three-colour cover.
Among the contents may be mentioned :
" How Right Diet Conquered My Ill
Health." By P. L. Murphy, B.A. (Mr.
Murphy is Lecturer in Modern Languages
at the Teachers' Training College, Sydney,
and is said to be one of the best French
scholars in Sydney.)
"The Simple Life the Way to Health "
(Concluded). By Dr. Richard Arthur,
M.L.A., President of the Food Education
Society of N.S.W.
" The Fruit Fast in Acute Diseases "
(Concluded). By the Editor.
"Simple Home Treatment for the Relief of Insomnia and Headache." By
Nurse Aubrey R. Mitchell.
" The World's Richest Man Condemns
Meat Eating."
"Sir Thomas Horder Challenged."
When Sir Thomas Horder recently declared white bread to be as nourishing as
wholemeal bread, another doctor (Dr. B.
P. Allinson) challenged Sir Thomas to
live for six months on white bread and
water only, while he (Dr. Allinson) lived
on wholemeal bread and water only.
"Dental Diseases and Diet." By
Thomas T. Alkin, Dentist, of Macquarie
Street, Sydney.
"Children, Fresh Air, and Sunshine."
By Dr. Eulalia S. Richards.
"Notes by Food Education Society of
N.S.W." By 0. V. Hellestrand.
"Chats with the Doctor" Department,
answering many questions.
Two of the foregoing articles are the
conclusion of articles in the SeptemberOctober issue (with the fine spray of
golden wattle blossoms on the cover).
The issue mentioned contained some very
valuable matter.
Many words of appreciation reach us
concerning our health journal. A gentleman who was recently connected with
one of the largest health institutions in
Great Britain writes : " I must take this
opportunity of congratulating you on the
excellent health matter as seen in each
number of Life and Health."
The November-December issue is the
last for this present year, but we can
promise our readers much valuable matter
in every issue in the new year. We shall
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endeavour to keep the journal thoroughly
abreast of the times, and to make it of
value to every home and a splendid
medium for the doing of missionary work.
Editor Life and Health.
Big Week
THE world is in need, and the need is
very great. The need is in every land at
home and abroad. While the need is
more marked in heathen lands, yet the
need is also at home. Everywhere the
need is pitifully apparent. Your own
heart is in need, so is mine. There is but
one answer to this world's crying need.
That answer is Jesus.
Big Week serves a dual purpose. It
enables us to place truth-filled literature
in the homes of the people at home and
helps to provide means for extending the
work in foreign lands.
Think of the way the work is progressing! In the latest statistical report just
to hand we find our workers in 126 countries, preaching in 125, and printing in
131. A total of 256 languages.
Our quota for the 1927 Big Week Fund
is £1,500, and if we all do our part we
shall not have any difficulty in raising
more than this amount. The hardest
hearted person feels an urge to help on
the work of caring for these people in
their need. As we take part in the campaign this year, let us keep our mind on
the need of the doctors in the field who
have only a bathroom to use as a dispensary or who have only a hut where their
patients can come.
You will receive a copy of our "Missions Extension Extra;" read it carefully
and prayerfully, and then in the fear of
God let us take up our work and finish it.
Think of what the £200,000 that has
been raised since 1920 throughout the field
by the Big Week plan has meant to
the men in the front line of the battle ;
and think again of the fact that during
1926, 7,427 persons were added to the
church throughout the world by personal
effort of our lay members. Who knows
how many the Big Week helped to find
the road to the kingdom ?
R. E. H.
" Call Upon Me in the Day of
Trouble : I Will Deliver Thee "
A Case of Divine Healing
THE year 1919 found the writer of this
report and his wife busily engaged in
evangelistic work in Capetown, South
Africa, and its suburbs. Our home in
those days was the Plumstead Sanitarium,
and our Sunday evening meetings were
being held in the Claremont Town Hall.
One afternoon while adjusting the mudguard of my motor cycle I had the misfortune to cut the palm of my hand on
the chain-case, but paid no attention to
the matter as cuts in my skin usually
healed quickly.
In the small hours of the following
morning I was awakened from sleep with
pain and distress in my hand and arm,
which continued to increase, and as soon
as the head nurse, Brother Willmore,
came on duty in the bathroom I went to
him and drew his attention to my complaint. Rolling up my sleeve he showed
me a scarlet line running up to my elbow
and said, " Brother Paap, you have blood
poisoning; I will call Dr. Williams."
Immediately a vigorous course of treatment was begun. My arm was kept in
hot water for five minutes, then in ice
water for the same length of time, this
method of treatment being kept up for
two hours, then two hours' rest. This
course had to be followed night and day.
In spite of all our efforts the conditions
grew steadily worse. Two days later two
scarlet lines ran up to my elbow, the
glands under my arm were swollen, I was
sick at the stomach, my heart was affected,
and my mind was greatly distressed. Dr.
Williams and the head nurse were also
greatly alarmed.
Under these conditions I had not forgotten God, but had kept my case constantly before Him.
The fourth day was my worst, and in
desperation I decided that my help was to
be found only in God. In this frame of
mind I retired to my room in the evening
with Psalm 103, verse 3, in my thoughts,
" Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who
healeth all thy diseases."
God Does the Impossible
I went to bed but not to sleep; my
mind was fixed on God and deliverance.
Could I believe He would do for me what
I had so often told others He could do for
them ? I had reached my extremity, I
saw no help further from the human side.
We had all done what we could.
My earnest plea was : " Lord, I do believe ! Lord, You can heal me ! Lord,
You have promised to heal me ! Lord,
You will heal me ! I have given my life
to You! You know me." And finally
my courage and faith reached that place
where with confidence I said, " Lord, You
have healed me." And I thanked Him
then and there for the assurance. At
once there came into mind rest and peace,
and being wearied and exhausted I fell
This was about midnight. I slept the
sleep of a child, and awoke in the morning
refreshed. Hurrying into the bathroom I
called Brother Willmore and Dr. Williams
and told them to look at my arm.
" Your blood poisoning is all gone !"
Brother Willmore exclaimed. Dr. Williams carefully examined me and said,
`Brother Paap, the Lord certainly has
healed you." Then he told me how
worried and concerned he had been over
my case.
I told the brethren the experience I had
the night before, and gave God the glory.
Later I told the story to the sanitarium
staff at morning worship, and on the Sabbath repeated the whole circumstances to
the Capetown church, and gave God the
glory, as I have done to this day, wherever
I have made known my experience.
Many times I have been impressed to
write these things, but up to the present
have neglected to follow the impression.
In this neglect I feel that I have erred.
It is now sent forth, believing that it
will encourage others to know that God
can and will and does heal our diseases as
well as forgive our sins.
ZEIBIG.—The late Brother Gustav
Adolph Zeibig was born in Dresden,
Saxony, Aueust 31, 1845, and passed to
rest August 13, 1927. He came to Australia in 1871. Under the labours of
Brethren Starr and B ickox' in Rockhampton, Q., he was led to accept God's message of truth for these days, which claimed
his loyal and ardent service to his closing
hours. Our brother, being of a hospitable
nature, was privileged to entertain in his
home the late Mrs. E. G. White and her
son, Pastor W. C. White, and many of
the leading brethren in the cause. He
leaves a wife, one daughter (Sister Copple,
of Rockhampton) and two grandchildren
(Miss Dorothy Copple and Mr. Jack
Copple) who are all adherents of the
message, and to whom we extend our
sincere sympathy in their loss. The
writer, assisted by Brother R. H. Wall,
Junior, conducted services at the home
and graveside. We laid our brother to
rest in the North Rockhampton cemetery,
there to await the call of the Life-giver.
ST PPHENS.—Died October 2, 1927,
William Stephens, of Hurstville, Sydney,
aged twenty-two years. While travelling
with three other friends the car skidded,
ran into a ditch, and overturned. William
was killed in the unfortunate accident.
Brother Stephens was a young man of
promise. Several years before he had
united with the Hurstville church. A
journey to England had kept him away
for some time. He had returned to home
and friends, but this sad circumstance
left parents and loved ones all to weep.
We laid him to rest in the Woronora
cemetery. A large number of friends
gathered for the service, and Sorrow laid
its loved treasure away till the resurrection
Youth, age, and manhood fall alike,
As leaves in autumn's blast.
Life's summer, with its fairest flowers,
Is quickly overcast.
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Remember the Big Week November
WE call attention to Pastor Paap's
wonderful experience in divine healing,
as reported on the preceding page.
PITCAIRN Island rejoices that it was
able to give such good help to the Fiji
Boat Fund. Hardly any ships called at
the island during the quarter, but Brother
M. E. McCoy wrote on September 24 to
say how glad they were their aim of i2I
for the Thirteenth Sabbath was reached.
"So we did our part," he adds, "after a
hard pull." From Brother McCoy's letter
we learn that the Pitcairn Island campmeeting was to be held October 5-15.
Thus by a coincidence it was in session
at the same time as the South New South
Wales camp, which opened one day before
and closed one day after the Pitcairn
" OUR young people responded in a
wonderful way during the Missionary
Volunteer Week of Prayer," writes
Brother R. H. Powrie, the M.V. secretary for South New Zealand. "As a
result we have formed three baptismal
classes in Christchurch. Last week I
conducted the class at the Barbadoes
Street church, and I was much encouraged by the interest manifested by the
young people. Before the close of the
year we expect that more than twentyfive young people will be going forward
in baptism right here in Christchurch.
Good word comes from other churches
and a number of our isolated young people
have written of their determination to
serve the Lord."
A Life-Saving Work
AN interesting and enthusiastic meeting
was held on the Sydney camp-ground
when a report was received from the
manager of the Sydney branch of the
Sanitarium Health Food Company, regarding the work of the café, shop,
treatment rooms, and bakery. At the
close of the report, several of the delegates spontaneously rose to their feet,
anxious to bear their testimony to the
benefits received from Health Foods.
"I owe my life to Gluten meal,"
Brother J. Harker testified. "Ten years
ago I was in very poor health ; but today, at
the age of seventy-five, I am hale, healthy,
and strong and feel almost the same as I did
when twenty-five. If any one has reason
to be thankful for Gluten meal, it is I.
I take it every morning for breakfast,
and I can recommend it to others."
A church school teacher, Brother Sutherland, testified: "I was brought into the
truth largely through the health work.
At nineteen years of age I suffered from
digestive trouble. I consulted doctors
and chemists, without the slightest relief.
At last I heard about Granose Biscuits,
and for three weeks I lived on almost
nothing else. At the end of that time I
felt the same as I did before I became ill.
Later I visited the Sanitarium and read
the Signs of the Times. I owe my life
and the fact that I am an Adventist today
to the Health Food work."
Sister Thompson from Albury said:
" My boy was given up by the doctors
when three weeks old. Sometimes he lay
for twenty-four hours in convulsions. I
tried everything I possibly could, without
avail, until I learned of Granose, and
prepared it for him in the usual way.
I say today, Thank God for Granose
Biscuits. My son helped in the erection
of this camp, and is on the grounds today,
a monument to the Health Food work."
A colporteur, Brother Waldrom, added
these experiences: "In my canvassing
one day I called upon a lady who said,
`My baby is left to die. The doctor and
the Plunket nurse had given the child up
and left it to die as there is no hope for
it.' I told her about Granose. Two
months later when I called back while
delivering, she showed me the child, fat
and well and walking about. It was then
eleven months old. I asked, What did
the doctor and the nurse say about it ? '
She replied, `They said, "Be sure to feed
it with that food.'"
"I met another lady who had bought
` Ladies' Handbook' from me two years
before. She told me that her child was
left to die, it was so thin that the bones
were nearly coming through its skin, and
because of its misery she almost wished
for it to die; it was such a slow death.
From ` Ladies' Handbook' she learned
about Granose and started to give it to
her child. Almost immediately the little
one began to grow stronger. She said to
me, ` Here is the child, well and strong,
and the picture of health. That book
saved its life.'
" Another lady told me that three doctors had given her child up to die, and
had ceased their visits, as they could do
nothing. Two months later, noticing
that there had been no death certificate,
one of the doctors called back, and found
the child quite well and strong, to his
great surprise."
The shortness of time prevented others
from speaking, but these personal testimonies show us that the Health Food
work is a life-saving work.
DISTRIBUTION of labour for the ensuing season's work was made at the close
of the South New South Wales campmeeting. Five tent missions (two in the
suburbs of Sydney and three in the country) will be conducted, and four other
mission efforts (two in the suburbs and
two in the country). Pastor J. W. Kent
will open a mission at Granville, assisted
by Pastor E. Behrens, Brother J. C. Lawson, Mrs. G. Evans, and Miss S. Read.
Pastor Sydney Watson goes to the Riverina, with Brethren S. R. Maunder and
J. Eggins and Miss Francis Carver as his
helpers. Pastor E. R. Whitehead has
been released fronthe:MissionaryiVolunteer Department for evangelical work and
will conduct a tent effort in North Sydney,
assisted by Brother W. J. Richards and
Mrs. M. C. Morgan. Pastor J. Thompson
and Brother Theodore Anderson go to
Orange, and Brethren J. J. Crammond
and G. J. Parker to Young. Pastor F. H.
Letts returns to the South Coast ; Pastor
A. H. White will labour in Woollahra,
and Brother C. J. Griffin on the Bankstown line, while Brother and Sister W.
H. Stevens, recently from India, will
make Mudgee their field of labour.
The Big Week and the Gospel
BEFORE ascending to heaven to minister
as our high priest in the heavenly sanctuary, the Saviour committed to His followers the task of preaching the gospel to
all nations. With prophetic vision He
saw the needs of the great heathen lands
of Asia, South America, Africa, and the
islands of the sea. He knew that many
who were living in heathen darkness
would respond to the gospel invitation,
and He commanded His believing children
to go into all the world and preach the
gospel. Jesus Himself left us an example
in that He went about doing good and
healing the sick.
Thank God, we have associated with our
message the faithful medical missionary,
who like his Master spends his time in
doing good and rescuing those who are
oppressed of the devil. The means raised
by the efforts of our people during this
Big Week will be used to bring physical
and spiritual blessings to many souls living in the darkness of the Durk Continent.
Medical dispensaries will be provided for
those living in the heart of Africa. It
will surely be an incentive to our brethren
and sisters to work energetically in this
Big Week campaign when we remember
that the means thus raised will be used to
help those who are less fortunate than
ourselves. Let us all plan to have a
part in this good work and thus help to
make this Big Week, the biggest one we
have yet had in Australia. When the
work is finished in the heathen lands the
Saviour will come to give His reward to
the faithful. We shall then meet those
whom we have helped but never seen.
" Then shall the King say unto them on
His right hand, come, ye blessed of My
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for
you from the foundation of the world :
For I was an hungered, and ye gave
Me meat : I was thirsty, and ye gave Me
drink : I was a stranger, and ye took
d Me : I was
Me in : naked, and ye clothe
sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison,
and ye came unto Me. Then shall the
righteous answer Him, saying, Lord,
when saw we Thee an hungered, and fed
Thee ? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink ?
When saw we Thee a stranger, and took
Thee in? Or naked, and clothed Thee?
Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison,
and came unto Thee ? And the King
shall answer and say unto them, Verily I
say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these My brethren,
ye have done it unto Me." Matt. 25 :34-4o.
Dear brethren and sisters, may the
needs of heathen Africa appeal to your
hearts and urge you on to make this Big
Week a wonderful success.