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Digital page images are linked to the text file. l J t Ill r e fuJr jl I= 11illl = IVY NO 10 IVOL Copies 25 cents SHALL THEY HEAR WITIlOU PREACHER II THE GENERAL AGENT OR The lopmogH Weed in Spoiling By Rev C L fisher D D In the arrangement of things it pleased God to place every system of labor and every department of indus try under a trained management In mechanics agri der of things is not without precedent In the sharing of their work as pertains to humanity every person of the trinity became manger ofa certain department God the Father became the creator and Preserver of mankind and executor of the law God the Son the the Redeemer and Savior God the Holy Ghost the Comforter the Sanctifier and Guide While all three of these person have been active in their several spheres throughout time yet in certain periods one has reveal ed himself to the human understanding more clearly than the others as being specially busy in his own chosen line The Father made himself more promi nent in his work during the daysof the patriarchs priests and prophets the period from creation tMthe + bircii of lilhristic wouduiiugthe from the advent to the ascension the Holy Ghost from Pentecost to the Second Coming of Christ which peri od includes our day This then is the age of the Holy Spirit In his work of comforting sanctifying guiding or teaching Ho carries on the work of redeeming justifying saving begun by Jesus Christ But before th Lord ascended he had collected about him a few who believed and were justsfled from all things and who formed a nucleus of his church which the Holy Spirit formally organized on the day of Pen tecost To this little band of believers as representa tives of the church of all ages Christ gave a sacred charge before he went to his Father The considera tion of this charge brings us to study L THE CHURCH AND MISSIONS 1 The church is the founder of missions The risen Lord gave her the sacred charge ID was to her he said Go ye therefore diciple all nations baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Ho- I ly Ghost teaching them to observe all things whatso ever Ive commanded you And lo I am with you al ways even unto the end of the eath Before this charge was given there were no missionary move ments as such except what were conducted by the Master himself After this charge Missionary endeavors became more general and took on a more definite shape The three thousand believers emerging from Jerusalem after Pentecost telling the good news Paul Barnabas and Mark going from Antioch commis sioned by the church are instances of the immediate efforts of the follows of the meek and lowly Lamb to obey the commandments of their ascended Lord 2 The church was not only the founder of Mis sions but is the promier of them The Church at Anti och felt herself responsible for the missionaries whom she sent out And when they had fasted and prayed andlaid their hands on them they sent them away The responsibility was so grave that they were unwil ling to bear It alone They sought divine and succor While the church felt responsble for the mis sionaries the missionaries in return felt resposible to the church For when they had finished their first missionary tour they returned to Antioch whence they started and made a report of their work And when they were come and had gathered the church together they rehearsed all that God had done with them and how he had opened the door ot faith to the Gentiles And thus has it ever been where missions have been i L l LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY JAN 1901 1 A conducted after the divine model The church has always been and always will be rtsponsible for the work of missions The associations conventions and confer forces The church that has no missionary spirit is one necessarythenawake to the sense of their duty and to the discharge of it If the burden of missions upon thechurch up II TILE HOLY SPIRIT AND TIlE CHURCH Holy Spirit as coming dom to fill the place of the ascended Redeemer has rightlyfbeen called the Vicar of Christ To him the entire administration of the returnincometoger of the church in all thingffohn XIV 20 1 He is director of the church underhisUnto whom it was revealed Chat not unto themselves but unto arenow1OLT l1Rl Miss F S DELANY REV L N CREEK REV E B P KOTI the gospel unto you with Holy Ghost sent down from heaven which things angels desire to look unto I Pe ter I Paul affirms that his speech was not with entic ing words of mans wisdom but in demonstration of the sJiritand ofpower I Cor II 4 The connection of Paul and Peter on this subject is the connection of the men of Go3 to day If there is any difference between Chris tian ministers and the secular orator if there is any distinction between thesermonand amen literary pro duction it is this the Spirit of God controls the one and not the other illuminates and quickens one and not the other The praying too should be under the Spirits direc tion The Apostle Paul closes the enumeration of the pieces of Christian armor with these words Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for allsaints Eph VI Ifl The same writer in the epistle to the Romans again called attention in still more striking language to the part the Holy Spirit IlrIInpw thingThere munlpul questeonbrings is to take in our praying Likewise the Spirst also helpeth our infirmities for we know not what we should pray for as we ought but the Spirit itself maketh in tercession for us with groanings which cannot be ut tered Rom VIII 20 Prayers read from manuscipb or spoken from mem ory at variance with the teaching of the Scrplure as there is no opportunity given for the Holy Spirit to play his part in the petition To pray rightly is the highest of all attainment said the sainted GOlden And he spoke a truth that is hidden from the average minds but a truth that is deeply spiritual aad there fore discernable only by the spiritually minded The singing also should be under the spiritual leading IIe Is heavens great choiroster He never make a discord nor varies a 32nd in his time Beethoven with all the other famous musician cannotequal him Indeed all truly great leaders in music especially sacred music caught their inspiration from him And if the singers will be led by him he will train them faithfully and lead them up into a personal realization of the highest object of Christian music the glory of God But the instruction isBe filled wifh the spir it speaking to yourself in Psalms and hynms and spiritual songs singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord Eph V1810 And again let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another jnjsalmsjind hymns and epir ttual songs singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord Cor III 16 If we were to subject our choirs to the test herein defined it would exclude from their number all unconverted persons and professors who are worldly minded and who do not give evidence of being led by the Spirit in all the walks of life Thus with Spiritfilled preachers and singers and prayers it is not hard to determine what sort of worship the churches would render unto God But the Holy Spirit is not only the director of the worship of the church but also the overseer of its work The work of the church may included under two cap tions Christian Education and Christian Missions The latter is the end ta which the former is the means In order to succeed in the work of missions the churoh must carry on the work of Christian education Now since missions area part of the work of the churh and since the Holy Spirit is tne overseer and general manager of all the work of the church it follows that the Holy Spirit is the general agent of mission Let us therefore consider III TIlE HOLLY SPIlt T AND MISSION The agency of the Holy Spirit in mission is seen 1 In the selection of the missionaries Paul and Barnabas were set apart by the church at Atioch only after receiving instuction from the Holy Spiritl The Holy Ghost said separate me Barnabas and Paul for the work whereunto I have called them Act XIII 12 How was the will of the Spirit obtained Through ministering unto the Lord and fasting Consider now our obligation Are ther e missionaries to be sent to the for eign fields Did the spirit make Choice of them Have we through fasting and prayer ascertained his will Are they men of God spiritfilled and spirit led and countryThesetiously considered remembering that foreign fields must not bemade the drifting ground for the refuse of the home fields if we expect the best results The agency of the Holy Spirit also seen bythescripture He not only selected them but sent them sendingItvs 2 Here is a lesson by example to be learned Are there missionaries here to be sent forth What more appropriate than this great convention assemble in a consecration meeting to give the missionaries to God for his sending and his keeping and his returning them to us in his time and according to his will Such a nelyblessedTo be continued in next issue AFRO AMERICAN MISSION HERALD PUBLISHED MONTHLY lor the Foreign Mission Board by the Cor responding Secretary ROOMS 718 WALNUT ST LOUISVILLE FOREIGN MISSION BOARD THE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION tev John H Frank President Louisville Ky I H Parrish D DTreasurerLoui- sville Ky Rev S E Smith D DRecording Secretary Rev L O Jordan D DCorres Secretary 718 W Walnut Street Louisville Ky Rev C S Morris Gen Agt and Missionary Foreign Mission Rooms Entered at the Postoffice at Louisville Ky as secondclass matter MAKE ORDERS PAYABLE TO THE TREASURER To read monthly letters from our mission yearordress All subscriptions are payable In ad vance MUCH ado has been made about the achievements of the 10th Century In studied grandure the pulpit and the press have vied with each other in their efforts to ascribe unto it all the praise to which it is entitled The Negro pulpit and press have not been sluggish in their praises buo have joined heartily in the chorus No event isimportant no year memora ble no century great simply because it is the year and the century in which we live But the part that we play is the standard by which we measure and are measured That the century just closed was the greatest the world has ever known no cne will deny but as a race did wcontribute our quota in science letters umTaTl We cirri alnt tiitrtorr tribute our quota to the criminal record and to the census record Can we boast of our agricultural manufacturing and scientific developments Can we show one step the race has taken to get closer together and contend for a common cause in this county Can we with our 10000 000 strong show a single vessel scouring the Atlantic or casting the shadow of its masts in the inlets of the Pacific Ocean Can we present to the reading world a single daily paper equal to the moist in significant white paper Have we a sin gle manufacturing establishment making even pins owned and controlled by Ne groes Where is one dry goods house em ploying fifty black girls and boys Where are the railroads we own and controle The man who is contented at sitting down harping away patting his foot over what his brother has and is contented simply enjoying the crumbs that fall from his brothers table is to be pitied We can fool ourselves and be ever con tented and do nothing if we keepthis up We stand singly and alone in this country and the white mans victory isnt always our victory the white mans cause isnt always our cause So with the achieve ments of the century IN South Africa the white man has di vided the Negro into three classes vizCol ored people those kin to himself Kaffirs the Aborigoner the Hottentot largely the ones whom he mostly disgraced to produce the colored people He teaches each class to look down upon the other hence they can never unite for anY pur pose while everything coming to South Africa assimulates with the white man So in America another plan is fallen up on The poor Negro is taught to distrust and belie every effort of his own people The American Baptist Home Mission Society the American Baptist Publish ing Society has been doing business with the Negro ever since the war without the Negro ever asking what they owned or any thing about the management When our National Convention begun publishing Sunday school literature every man who held any oflicial place ms denounced as an Ingrate hater of white folks stirer up of race prdu dice and many other ugly names Hut the Convention has gone on with itswcrl until the white Baptists have seen UK real friends of the race are those whore helping it to stand upon its own feet ens when they wont reach and help the e gro they learn that the Negroes are w th the National Convention nearly 2000 JOi strong hence the cooperation of the 4is sionary Union the B Y P U Dr Cut vers at our Nashville meeting urged u to make friends with our neighbors hence cooperation with fhe Southern Baptists We are learningto let down our bucket where we are PARTINGt Dedicated to SisterE B DeLany tnd Revs E5B F Kotl and L NClaeeH Departing MissionariesBY L G JORDAN D D COR SEC FOREIGN MISSION BOARD oN1Tune LFAiiTHEn 0 ye Christian Heralds waiting For the means to bear you on To the work your life blood giving Far in heathen lands to garn Cnoltus Further on dare go further With the Gospel lamp for allI Jesus will go with you further As you lift up those who fall Loud and strong our Masters call tig All who love the souls of men Go for souls of men are falling Toil till lifes great work shall o Id Parents brothers sisters comrares Grieve to see you from us go 1lrt m know HIm who scxlefeiftt Will protect you ever more Tho your path seems dark and dreary On the sands of Africas shore He who calls you there sees clearly Paths before you as you go None shall hear us idly saying There is nothing we can do While you teach and help the straying We shall help and pray for you Now dear sister brethren too We must say farewell at last Holy Spirit keep and guide you Till this stormy life is past THEY ARE GONE Our Mlssionariessallcd at Noon Wednesday jau 23rd lOol OUR FAREWELL MEETING Never before since we began our For eign Mission work have there been such response from pastors such out pouring of the people more sympathetic and liberal giving than was shown to Brethren Cheek and Koti The young people of Nineteenth St Wash ington gave us 27 Dr Lees good peo ple crowded that mammouth church and gave us 112 Rev C S Morris cov ered that with 5o making 102 At Phil adelphia Bro E W Moore had iiiter asted the brethren at Jenkinstown who sent 8 the Chilembwe Missionary Society of Bro Moores church gave us 10 md the church 27 then Cherry St same forward with 25 Union Street urned over 2o taken up last April At yew York we began with Pastor Dixon in Brooklyn who gave 52 Holy Trinity Abyssinnia church 60 Mt Glilead 6 Monday night wewent to Newark N J Here in spite of rain a faithful few of Bro Elliotts church turned out and rave r2 Dr S W Smith sent us 2 50 The climax was reached on Tuesday light at the Mt Olivet Baptist church Dr C T Walker and his good people who had given the Ministers Alliance the use of the church house showed noble service Rev R D Wynn the New York member of the F M Board pre sided The following from the Nev York Evening Telegram gives it thus Mount Olivet Church which is the largest occupied by colored worshippers in this city was filled last night Oi the platform were clergymen from Baptist churches in New York Brooklyn Washington and Philadelphia Mr Koti told of the mission fields in Africa where ho has estab lished a little church among his people Mr Cheek is a young man only recent ly graduated from Western College al Mucon Mo His ultimate destination K Eastern Central Africa in the British possesionsOn in front of the church were a chapel organ and a large gilded bell which will lead the ecclesiastical flavorto the churches in some African village There was also a few ing machine whichjwill be of value in teaching domestic science In the base mentof the church were boxes and bun dles filled with gifts for the Africans The gathering before adjournment con tributed nearly 300 needed for the mis sionary expedition The Lord was with us from the start to the sailing at 12 ocloek noon when we saw the ship South work push out for the long journey and soon brethren Cheek and Koti were lost to our gaze A large number of the pastors and friends were on the dock and united in singing God be with you till we meet again The Messiah Baptist church of Yonkers and the Sharon of New York reported 5 00 each to help us The re sponses to our appeals were better than eyer before We truly feel that the spi rit is taking hold of our great Baptist army and we feel that Day is break ing We call upon all who are inter ested in the extention of the Masters kingdom to help us pray for and pay those who labor in word and doctrine in foreign fields- Authority cf and Purpose bf Foreign Missions By Rev Augustus H Strong DDLLD Abstract of an Address delivered at the Ecumen ical Missionary Conference Monday morning April 23 190- 0Foreign missions are Christs method of publishing Gods redemption and so of reestablishing Gods authority over an apostate and revolted humanity Without any uttered command of Christ they would have claims upon us for they are founded in right reason and in the best instincts of our nature But that uttered command has been added and today I derive the authority for foreign missions from Christs express direction from his single word Go His one in junction to the unbelieving world is Come Come unto me But His one injunction to all His believing followers is GoGo ye into all the world and preach the gospel to all the nations It is the sublimest order ever given on earth When I think of the breadth of the world that was to be subdued of the time it has taken to subdue it of the small numbers and the narrow views of those disciples the audacity of that command seems almost insanity until 1 real ize that He is God and that all other authority is but the shadow of His Thus far the authority for foreign missions might be something external and obedience might be matter of duty There has been much religious propa gandism of this sort But there is some thing better than this Authority may take internal form and manifestation In the case of the disciples it did become and I trust it has become in us the au thority of an inward impulse of love to Him who died for us That love breaks through the bonds of isolation and selfish ness and moves us to go out to the sinning and suffering with a compassion like that which Jesus felt for the lost and perishing multitudes When Christ bids us Go we wish to go The outer word has become an inner word Woe to us if we preaeh not the gospel We cannot but speak forth the things which we have seen and heard The purpose of foreign missions is Christ for all the honor and praise of this worlds redemption shall be given to Him At the feet of Him who was crowned with thorns shall be cast the crowns of all the saved from all the con tinents and all the islands of the sea Mongolia and Polynesia and Patagonia shall join with Ethiopia in stretching forth their hands with offerings to Christ A multitude that no man can number shall praise Him of those who have been redeemed from the earth But why should we limit the praise to the inhabitants of this little sphere Is it not writ ten that God will sum up all things in Christ that to principalities and powers in heavenly places shall be made known His manifold wisdom that in the name of Jesus every keen shall bowof things in heaven as well as on earth and under the earth May we not believe with Mark Hopkins that in the great day of resti tution other inteligences will come in long procession from other departments of the universe great white legions from Sirius and Aucturus and the cham bers of the South to bow the knee and to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord AFRICANS HOLD THEIR OWN In spite of the strong stream of Euro pean immigrants that flows steadily into South Africa the blacks are increasing faster than the whites whe Fingoes in the Transkei are not only prosperous but probably ten times as numerous as they were 00 years ago The Zulus in Natal have doubled their numbers in 20 years In 30 years the Basutos have quadrupled overflowing into the Orange Free State find the Cape Colony The Bachuanas ire probably four times as numerous to day as when Dr Livingstone was a mis sionary among them Dying out at the touch of civilization Why the natives Df South Africa were never so thoroughly 4dive And this vitality of the natives may mean the permanent enrichment of the empire if we are wise enough to use it For the native is absolutely indispensable to the development of South African industcy whether it be mines or manufactures husbandry or handicrafts The Carnish miner who goes to work at Kimberley or Johannesburg does not wield the hammer and turn the drill as lie did at home In the new lands he finds a new environment and discovers that he can do very much more by direct ing the labors of the two or three or half a dozen natives that are allotted him And the same holds true to some ex tent of all the skilled labor that England sends us The brain of South African Industry is at present covere with a white skin and apparently will long continue so But its brawn is covered with a black skin and there is no immediate prospect of a changeL M S Chronicle HOME MISSION DOTS The Negro Press is making a gallant defense for the race but the whites who make the lawsdo the lynching in many ways degrade us do not read Negro pa pers Every member of the race working- in families should mark the strong words of our editors and get their employees to read them Esther was in a place where she could help her people in spite of a laymond whose heart was filled with prejudice and whose eye was full of blood This womanly woman stopped him from murdering a defenseless people Read the defence being made by our gallant editors and pass it on 000 If every Negro charged with crime is to be killed by a mob without a trial what must we advise the Negro to do Surely he should be good but being in the same mold as white men he is likely to strike when struck Bravery being in American virture and he being an American he will resent wrong heaped Continued on 4th page AFROAMERICAN MISSION HERALD WOMENS PAGE rJF1j6kw for 0IijSJi wuLM r ONE OF OUR NUMBER HAS FALLEN I can scarcely hold my head up now but I want to encourage you in your work These are the last lines I re ceived from Mrs M A ClarE of Bal timore who was with us in our organi zation at Richmond Al of us who were in that meeting remember how Sis Clark came forward and offered a very fervent prayer and how she pledged to help us She did help us for our rec ords show that she sent in her contri bution though ill at the time Few women know as I know how Sis ter Olark longed for an organization of Baptist women and how after the old organization went to pieces she tried to havea nuclens around which we could some day rally She lived to see the organization in its truest sense This zealous Christian woman was a model of refinement and Maryland hadnt a nobler daughter She is gone but her life passes on With the fami ly and friends the Woman s Conven tion has lost one dear to them and will labor to perpetuate her memory and to meet her in that Bright Beyond God grant that as our noble consecrated women fall others may rise up and the cause dear to them may live 1 We shall meet but we shall miss i her Very sincerely N H BURROUGHS Cor Secy W N B 0 718 W Walnut Street Louisville Ky Miss Belle W Battle Vice Pres for I T Many gifts for our missionaries have come to me since September and they are all on the ocean making their way to our missionaries who are in great need of these things If I attempted to give the list it would take over a column Bui let me thank you one and all and say you could not have spent your money more wisely than in the selection of the gifts sent I packed three trunks with thread new cotton calicoes made garments stockings scissors needles pins pencils tables pen points tape darning cotton handkerchiefs Bibles leaflets collars cufis quilt pieces and well I hardly know what everything The best of all even the the trunks in which they were sent were given by our workers Trunks from Miss E Lee Mrs Morton itr Robt Wilson and Mrs Fannie Berry of N inh Street Baptist church Rev Wm Johnson pastor Louisville Ky from Mrs Mrs Hettie Taylor Mrs Sarah Milligan and Mrs Hettie Owens of the same church came an all wool new doubly blanket Thanks to all for all LINES FROM THE SECRETARYS MAIL BAG I am now out and out for the mission work E H t t t Inclosed find one dollar I subscribed when you were here My heart is in the work and I will aid you when I canL t t I am trying to instill into the Chilembwe Missionary Circle the needof making sac rifices in lifting up humnaityD F B J t t God bless you and your earnest labor- S C V F t t God bless you who are laboring for the highest development of Christian woman hood J G t t We live in the country and but few gather but we will try to do our part Inclosed find five dollars for theworkL t I t This little box is for our missionaries God bless you in your labors for human fty S E T t t The Corinthian Society has prepaped a ox for Bro John Chilembwe Inclosed find 250 to buy muslin for the school sent by the Marion County Union KO B t t t My ofiering of 200 Let me know if you get it M M S Winds and waves and cruel rocks op pose our course and oui only hope is to look to Jesus R J R Mr3 Eliza Fox Vici Prss for Virginia NOTES TAKEN FROM A MISSION ARY VISIT Olivet Baptis church Chicago has a large missionary society of earnest Chris tian women the organization has been effected since our Richmond convention but promises to be a wide awake healthy organization Mrs A M Peyton Vice President for Illinois is president of the organization and with the hearty coop eration of the excellent ladles associated with her we may expect happy results from their work this year Shiloh Baptist church Chicago was also visited We can count upon the womens society in that church joining our convrntion also the one to be organized ab Oak Park Baptist church Our work was warmly received and substan tial help was given toward meeting our meetingsThe gave us a cordial greet ing in their weekly conference expressed a wish to have us visit all their churches and encourage the womens work Rev J F Thomas pastor of the largest Baptist church of Chicago gave his hearty approval of our work granting us the privilege of speaking to his people at his regular Sunday night service besides the two regular appointed Sunday afternoon womens meetings Chicago is a great city and our women there have begun to do Christian work under an organized system They will come up to our annual nesting bringing their sheaves with them The Mothers Meeting of Olivet is a source of inspira tirm Evansville is alive women already or ganized and zealously engaged in Christian work We were heartily received and insisted upon to return again soon Rev Rouse pastor of Liberty Baptist church believes in helping the women who labor with him in the GospelPhil iY3 The Missionary Society of the First Baptist church E Nashville is wide awake and well organized It is wield ing an influence ever the young people of the church that commends Itself to all A monthly meeting is held each month combining the business social and spirit ual with telling effect A program is presented in the evening emphasizing the different features of our National Convention work Twelve young ladies presented Home Mission very acceptably in the December meeting Mrs D F Brown Vice Pres for Petn Roselle N J Dec 0 1900 MY DEAR Miss BURROUGHS 1 send you today for our African sis ten a box containing contributions as follows jinn Orange Miss N J Tynss 6 spo tnd 4papers of needles Calvary Plainfieid Mrs F Scott 36 spools and 3 pi lersof needles Ebenezer New Bruns wic Mrs L 200 for cotton and needles 2nd Lloselle Mrs E L Eatman 36 spools 1 book of needles 3 pairs of scissors and Sundayschool literature Tabernacle Newark Mrs L E Haines 32 spools and paper of needles Galilee Newark Mrs M Hill 6 spools and 3 papers of needles Calvary Patterson Mrs Thompson 19 spools Mrs Harris and Mrs Johnson 12 spools 2 papers of Needles and 25 cents Mrs P James Bryant Ga VicePies Womwns Nat Con Mrs P H Brown Plainfield 5 spools 2 papers of needles and 50 cents Mrs A G Young 12 spools and 25 cents New Brunswick Miss M N Cod will Rigewood 17 spools and paper needles Mrs Greshin Newark 6 spools 3 pairs of socks 4 hand kerchiefs 4 pairs of cuffs and one shirt Total dent frojn the Womans Mission ary Union 292 spoots of cotton 80 papers of needles 13 thimbles 3 pairs of cissors one suit 3 pairs of socks 4 handkerchiefs one shirt 4 pairs of cuffs one chart andvSundayschoollfterature MRS EL EATMAN President Mns E M Secretary We heartily thank the Union for this gift and sh all send it to Bro Chilembwe by our missionaries Mrs Risa RIbinson Phil Pa Who sent in largest amount of money in December CHILDRENS CORNER Brunswick Ga Nv 18 tOOO DEAR MISS N H BURROUGHS Cor Sc W N B Convention We are very small Though we are young we are trying t help Christ I am very young myself I am just ten years old my name is Mary Hortence Lee From the fourth and fifth grades 42 cents in stamps Mrs Janie B Garnott Teacher Risley Pnblic School The children of Calvary Baptist church Louisville Ky are organized under the name of LITTLE BUILDERS with Mrs Alice B Lawrence as Super intendent This is destined to become one of our leading bands Mrs Law rence seems to draw the littie ones I send you 2 00 You are welcome to i1 and at any timo von call on mo I shall send my little help E L M Mrs 0 M VensIVice Pres Miss L C Criitenden Vice Pres for K- yCORRESPONDING SECRETARYS COLUMN A new year A new century Finds the Baptist Women of America in lint for a great religious Campaign We visited St Louis since we last talked to you through the Herald where the women gave us a hearty reception Continued on 4th page 11 tJ TI AFRO AMERICAN MISSION HERALD DECEMBER REPORT ALABAMA Mrs Mnttle L McKenzie Coaling 50 B W Coles OoallngI 00 B Y P U Mt Pilgrim Association 00 ARKANSAS Second Baptist church Helena 70 1200 centennial Mrs H M Mathson ConwayT 00 L G Walters o Ilapyy Baptist church Jefferson 100 Sisters of Pleasant Grove church Jonesboro 2 Rev J L Roland Orawfordsvlllo Mount Sinai Wampoo 1 00 Rev S J Jones Chldcstcr 70 Travelers Restclmrch Althemler 70 D L Taylor Little Rocki5Mrs B A Thompson Stuttgart 52 Rev H Jones Laconla 270 Sweet Home church CALIFORNIA Mrs 0 Russell Los Angeles FLORIDA Bculah Baptist church Tamp- aGEORGIA 125 century pledge 2500 30SatoINDIANA Little Zion church NewburgT o0 Sale of heralds at Bridgeport 7s INDIAN TERRITORY- Rev 12D R A Jones W a rk Ardmor- oKENTUCKY 2churchMiss Society New Hope street uaptlst church Rev S E 00SmithFirst church Henderson 50 Morris Chapel 2 00 Calvary church Louisville LOUISIANA Israel church Belle AlHanceB 00 50 B Y P U White Castle MISSISSIPPI- Mrs Dora Reid Alpelm Tou Womens Miss Society pW H Scott Edwards 1000 Mrs W H Scott Edwards Mooretown 10 Subscription from Womens Missionary Society Ilernando 1500 I 00 Mrs E B Martin 100M E Eady Bottlrt Bunks 25 i A D Jones 00 M J Manning 100 Emma Bean 4T 00 Pleasant Hill Second church Cold Water 6 30 Enon church rkaubutler Rev W T Thomas 2 co Salem church Morris 25 Macedonia church Clarksdale Pleasant Valley church Duucan 32 oo Spaugle Banner New Hopo church Greenville MtHorcb ro 6s Mt Zion Cairo 7 So St Paul Cleveland 3 00 Fire ide collection 2 Mrs Lizzie Holland nornnndo Womens MlssSoclety Zion Hill church Rev w T Thomas 3 5Kent cochran o Zion Grove Shelby 0o MISSOURI w Second Baptist church Macon as Subscription St Louis 25 NEW JERSEY Miss A A Brown Lawrencovilie 0 NEW YORK Rev R H Brown Agent 55 N OAROLIEA H Barbee Chapel Hill Monroe Partin OHIO Shiloh church Columbus S OAROLINAIJ 0 Turner for 20th century pledges 9 4to VIRGINIA- Mrs Lula V Gibson Salem Miss Annie B Bauldin IJomcrvllle 3 W VIRGINIAESt Paul church St Albans 00 TENNESSEE First church Memphis 730 TEXAS- ow Baunfcls church New Baunfels 00 DISTIOT COLUMBIA Fifth Baptlsi church Rev G WLeo DD 5 oo FIELD AGENT Rev C S Morris 125 00 we HOME MISSION DOTS Continued from 2nd page upon the women of his race To do this means if his antagonist is white he is to be killed When forced to such defence must surrender to officers to be chained and given to a cowardly mob or must he kill until killed For the love of countlY and God let us pray and for just ice to all men In Virginia a white girt steals a thousand dollars worth of goods and gets only 90 days in prison A Negro steals a chicken and gets months on a convict farm A Negro and a white man have a fight and the Negro gets the best of his man and is lynched And now George Reed a Negro charged with at tempted rape his supposed victim fails to identify him the judge orders him re leased he goes home as any man would do when under the cover of night 150 of the best citizens of the town proud patriotic go take him out tie him up and riddle his body with bul lets When this Negro was acquitted what ought he to have done 000- The Jew remembers the Feast of the Passover the American remembers the 4th of July and every race has some peri od it dates its opportunity to stand eruct and celebrates that day The Negro knows it was Jan 1st 1805 when his shackles fell off but he is forgetting it The preacher and teacher in many cas is trying to prove that he was never a slave or was born since the war hence owls nothing to the Emancipation Procla mation An ungrateful people is a dis grace to the world and ere long like the American Indian must read its doom in the setting sun Let us not for the God who wrought such a change forget to celebrate the day and show the world we remember the Pit from which we wore dug and the rock from which we were hewn 000 At a conference of the officials of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Home Mis sion Board of the National Baptist Con vention held at Chattanooga on the 28th of November plans were laid that our white brethren give to our Home Board 1800 per year and employ ourSatemissionaries who shall assist brethren in getting a more perfect organ ization Let us thank God for this and work away with a right good will Rev Norman of North Carolina has been se cured and the other man will be secured soon These men will be of great use to our work and the State Boards are at liberty to use them in any great effort for soul winning and money raising sOUR YOUNG PEOPLE 00It was David the young boy who saved the day to Isreal Joseph the strung man who eaved the world in time of famine Esther the young woman who defended Hamond God has very sig Bogy used the young in all ages and surely He is preparing our young Bap tilt a never before It was our young people who came to The Foreign Mis poordiscouraged MiddleiOBri Gui Taana are the results of the youag people Arkansas and Kentucky Ana now Rev L N Cheek a young man goes join brother Ohilembwe another young man in East Central Africa nnd the fold lowing letter from Secretary Isaac is illustration of wla1 wi may expect our young Baptist Nashville Tenn Dec 5 1900 Dear Brother Jordan With reference to your request that our young people un dertake the raising of Seven Hundred Dollars with which to build the chapel in East Central Africa I beg to advise that I will do my best to interest our local unions in the project and when have formulated our plans with ref erenoe to the raising of this money we nowhowWe are doing all that we canto develop the spirit of missions in our yonng people and I feel quite sure that one of givingthem You may count on us to do our share but as to the assumption of the entire task of building the chapel I shall be compelled to advice you later Kindly trusting that the Lord will bless and prosper you in all the work that He has assigned to your hands- I am fraternallyE Isaac t t Gore spending Secretarvs Column continued srom 2nd page Mrs Amanda SodQey Vice President for Mo entertained us and we tell you she knows how Mrs Belle Wood is president of the state work and she ral lied her women on Sunday and gave us a fine massmeeting- We visited Lexington on the 29th of Dec and Revs Anderson and pouglas vied with each other in their effort to give us a good meeting Though the rain fell in torrents all day and all night the friends came out and gave us a hear ty welcome and words of cheer Rev Andeason urged us ti stay over h watch service but we could not Well callagain thanks Our loeal committee holds its monthly meetings and has decided to hold vocal massmeetings monthly We must urge our Vice Presidents and all officers to write us monthly at least and report the conditions of their work and let us know what you are do ingWe received 375 letters during Decem ber and sent out 515 Your secretary ia preparing to organ ize a National Baptist Coral Union that will sing at any religious service for an after collection for our work The National Baptist Journal js out and it is a full grown book too Dr Boyd gave us space and we wish all of our wog kern would aeuu ma 15 cents for a minute Its a beauty The result of having a system and woiking it is shown in the receipts that come from the women of Ala under Misses Ella Knapp and Bormam Sys tematic giving is an art we need to ac quire We sent out quite two hundred ap peals to missionary societies this month asking for 200 from each The Womens Missionary Union of Marion Co invited us to Indianap ptedour bands and we will do what we Canto dispose of them 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