Week of Sacrifice
By W. A. Spicer
F all the dates in our annual calendar, none I think is more
generally and joyjully anticipated and prepared for than
the Week of Sacrifice. At the end of this week, brethren
and sisters oj the Blessed Hope in all the world will be bringing in
their offerings oj sacrifice for missions.
All the days of giving are good. We rejoice in them. We know
well that giving is the law oj the kingdom oj heaven and the law oj
every heart that is bound for the kingdom.
But the Week oj Sacrifice somehow mellows the heart in a
special way. All over the earth it sets men and women and children
studying how to save something here and there for the sake oj
Christ, with a glow oj joy in the heart when the effort meant genuine
sacrifice. Somehow, it brings us closer to the One who made the
great sacrifice for us. By that sacrifice we have the gift of life
eternal. In the same spirit oj sacrifice, we give to send the mes-
sage oj eternal life to souls in all the lands.
Not as an obligatory rule, workers in the cause are invited on
this week to give the week's salary back to God. At the end oj a
year oj giving it means real sacrifice to many a worker's home and
loved ones, but thousands will do it with a glow oj joy in the heart.
We invite many thousands oj brethren and sisters to join the work-
ers in this dedication oj the week's income.
This year we have seen wonderful things in this dark world.
We have seen the latter rain jailing in showers here and there, and
wherever it jails, all heaven is surely looking to us to enter in and
reap the fruitage springing up.
Pray for the fields. Talk it over in every church and in every
home. No one can tell another just how to sacrifice, but Christ
who sacrificed for us, will help us to know the way this year.
Christ gave His all for you. What will you give for Him ?
Answer the question during
WEEK OF SACRIFICE, MAY 3-10.
AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK APRIL 14, 1930
Week of Sacrifice workers in this special gift to the Small amounts piled up into large
Lord's treasury. sums and many a deserving object
EVIDENCE on every hand assures May the spirit of sacrifice be ex- benefitted thereby.
us that God is leading His people on tended to every Advent home We are far from being a wealthy
to victory, and that this is our day throughout the entire field, and thus people, but God has blessed us in
of opportunity. The blessing of the largest Week of Sacrifice offering many ways. Worldly wealth counts
heaven, which has been with the in the history of our work be received for naught unless it is used to benefit
workers in the evangelistic campaigns during the week of May 3-10. others. True happiness comes to
in South Africa during recent months, May heaven bless our believers those who are seeking ways and
has greatly cheered our hearts. Sure- throughout the field in connection means to help others.
ly, the arm of God has been made with this important endeavour. The Week of Sacrifice will afford
bare in the saving of souls in the ef- N. C. WILSON. us an opportunity of giving liberally
forts just closing at Ermelo, Germis- to help further advance the work of
ton, Salisbury and Woodstock. A God. May the privilege of giving be
volume of interesting and inspiring taken advantage of by all of God's
experiences could be written by the She Hath Done What She dear people everywhere at this time
faithful workers connected with these so that the blessing of God may fur-
efforts, which would again assure us Could
ther attend our ways and strengthen
that God is today leading the host of THOSE who truly love and serve the us for the battles of life until finally
Israel. Lord are willing to make any sacrifice all shall receive their reward in
Then, we think of how God is for Him. Only those, who like Judas, heaven for faithful service rendered
blessing in the preaching of the Word have no appreciation of the worth of in this life.
all through the mission fields. Most Christ will find cause to complain. J. E. SYMONS.
encouraging reports and experiences When Mary Magdalene came with
could be passed on from every mis- her box of precious ointment, ob-
sion field, from the South African tained at great price, to anoint the
fields to the Congo and Ruanda, and feet of Jesus, Judas grumbled. "The Sacrifice Means Christian
from Nyasaland across the Zambesi money," he said, "might have been
spent to better advantage." Growth
Union to Angola.
This is no time for discouragement, How many times we consider our WHEN Noah was commissioned of
dear brethren and sisters, for God own interests and really believe that God to deliver the last warning mes-
is going before us all through the these should receive first considera- sage to the antedeluvian world, it was
Division in opening hitherto closed tion. The trouble is that we are so no easy task to prove faithful to the
doors, and is giving a rich harvest of wrapped up in ourselves that we are solemn trust. The message was not
souls in all the fields. Truly, a great unable to appreciate the needs of a welcome one, nor was Noah pro-
shout of gratitude and praise should others. All around us are those in claimed a deliverer of his people.
go up from the camp of Israel today, need, and God's message of eternal Though a degree of curiosity and in-
for we are living during wonderful salvation must go everywhere. terest may at first have been shown,
and stirring times. The feet of Christ were often weary yet public opinion was deeply stirred
as He trod the dusty roads of against Noah. Scorn and scoffing,
And now we have come to another Palestine, yet He never thought of prejudice and active persecution were
Week of Sacrifice—a week of oppor- Himself. Wherever there was a soul levelled at him in turn; but, despite
tunity and blessing. Angels of heaven in need of His help, Christ was ready it all, Noah persisted in his mission.
would be glad to do the work given to give it. He counted not His life His confidence in the outcome was
to our hands, and be honoured if dear unto Himself. He, though He unbounded. He cared not for repu-
given the privilege of making the sac- was rich became poor, that we tation, for goods, or for lands. To
rifices we have the privilege of mak- through His poverty might be rich. those about him it must have seemed
ing. We can never afford to become He gave all to help us. Like Him, a tremendous sacrifice. But, regard-
weary now, dear brethren and sisters, it is our privilege to empty ourselves ing it as we do in the light of subse-
in our giving and sacrifice, for we are that others might be helped to gain quent events, it was well worth while.
too near victory—too near the finish- a knowledge of Him who has done It must have been a tremendous
ing of our heaven-appointed task, too so much for them. undertaking for Abraham in response
near our heavenly home. Do we appreciate the real worth of to God's call, to leave home and coun-
Surely our workers, without excep- Christ's great sacrifice on our behalf? try, and to go out not knowing
tion, right throughout the conferences If so, then we will know and feel for whither he went. It might have
and mission fields, will rally to the others in need. All heaven is in- seemed sacrifice, too, when he gave
Week of Sacrifice call. Let us make a terested in the work of God upon to Lot the rich, well-watered plains
100% response this year. The times earth. Angels are ministering spirits of Jordan and took the less fertile
call for it; we cannot afford person- sent forth to minister to help those region for himself. But, viewed from
ally to be deprived of the blessing to who here below are faithfully doing the distance of the intervening years,
be derived from this annual sacrifice. service for God. the seeming sacrifice was amply re-
And this privilege of sacrifice is by During the great war, there were warded. In every generation there
no means confined to the conference many appeals for help and we re- have been those who, in answer to the
workers, for an earnest invitation is member how all were urged to "give call of duty, have made tremendous
•extended to our faithful people until it hurts." Many gave willingly sacrifices that their God-given re-
throughout the Division to join our in those days of stress and trial. - sponsibility might be faithfully dis-
APRIL 14, 1930 AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK
charged. But, as with better per- Week of Sacrifice plan seems to have wind greeted my entrance. Loose
spective, we view the field of their ac- come to stay and not only is its influ- papers had fallen to the floor, the at-
complishments we readily recognise ence being felt in foreign lands, but tendant's hair was dishevelled and
the adequacy of their reward—their the personal experiences of those who some flowers were bending in the
own personal salvation and that of take part in the sacrifice are greatly gay breeze. At my request, the clerk
others of their generation, and the enriched. It has, therefore, become removed the fan and attached a
joy of bequeathing to posterity an not only a blessing to the field, but a heater. What a difference! The air
influence that through all time would blessing to those who give. immediately became quiet and in
be a mighty power for good. May 3-10 has been set apart as the place of wind there was warmth.
A whole-hearted response to the Week of Sacrifice in the -African Di- Radiant heat emanated, which warm-
call of God demands a degree of sacri- vision, and our workers and members ed the room and cheered us.
fice. It always has done and it al- throughout the field are earnestly in- I took a lesson from these two
ways will. The achievements of men vited to unite with our members in friends—the fan and the heater. The
of God in all ages offer abundant all parts of the world in contributing fan blew a chilling blast; the heater
proof of this. The church of God was one week's income to the Week of gave cheering comfort. Which am I
purchased by blood—the supreme Sacrifice Fund. Last year, there was going to be during the Big Week
sacrifice of the Son of God. Sacri- contributed during that week, £607- Campaign? I may be a fan setting
fice has marked its every advance. 7-8 by the workers and members of up a blast of wind which blows no-
Nor is this restricted to the church, as the South African Union. This was body any good. This wind may be a
a body. It is true of its individual a record offering, and represented wind of excuse, a wind of grumbling,
members; no advance is made in nearly twice as much as any other a wind of unwillingness. Excuses will
spiritual experience, no growth in the mission offering during the year, ex- fall. to the floor. Grumbling will
Christian graces without a spirit of cept Sabbath School and Harvest In- crumble under the Master's invitation
self-surrender, a dying to self; and gathering. Can we not do even bet- to work. Unwillingness will only
this not in spasmodic efforts, but in ter this year? chill others and make our own lives
the constant trend of one's daily ac- Never in all history has there been cheerless. I may be a heater and
tivities. It is the spirit of sacrifice a time when world events have been from me may radiate warmth;
that counts, and in the little self-de- as fraught with meaning for the warmth which will encourage others
nials this spirit is most often ac- church of God as they are today. to be heaters and not fans. From
quired. We cannot expect to make Not a day passes but the news of me as I go from door to door may
big sacrifices some day and yet with- current events seems crowded with emanate a cheery, warming atmo-
hold from God today the smaller the evidence of fulfilling prophecy. sphere, and the books which are sold
things. We are living in the time of the end. may certainly warm the hearts of
Sacrifice may become a habit, a Jesus is soon to come. Every day those who are cold.
tendency like anything else, and it brings us nearer the time, and should What will I be, and what will you
grows by exercise. Every opportunity be marked with an increasing spirit be during Big Week—a fan or a
to exercise it should be welcomed by of earnestness and sacrifice on the heater?
those who would make it supreme in part of God's people. Remembering
their lives. the supreme sacrifice that was made
for our salvation, and the sacrifices Why It Pays
In the Week of Sacrifice, we have made by God's people in all ages of
a small beginning, a reminder, as it this world's history, and the spirit AN invitation has come to me to
were, of the sacrifices that have been of sacrifice which we ourselves must tell why it pays to have an active part
made by others and of the further develop if we are ever to go through in our annual campaigns and par-
sacrifice which we ourselves expect to to the Kingdom, let us take part with ticularly in the Big Week Campaign.
,makev The week was first observed gratitude in the plan of sacrificing During the nine years I spent as a
in 1922 when a special emergency one week's income, May 3-10, toward soldier, and later as a commissioned
faced the Denomination, and it the finishing of the work. officer, on active military service, I
seemed necessary for workers to be A. FLOYD TARE. always found that the men who en-
withdrawn from the world-wide field joyed the best experience, who were
for lack of funds. Our members the happiest, the most dependable
throughout the world, on learning of when danger closed around, were
the crisis, responded nobly to the call,- BIG WEEK those who were always found stepping
and donated one week's income to a to the front first when volunteers
special fund which would keep the CAMPAIGN were called for any special work.
workers in the field and not retard The same men were in evidence
the work of God. So important a June 1-7 whenever the call came for volun-
place in the mission field programme teers and the nature of the call did
has the Week of Sacrifice come to fill not matter much either—a dangerous
that it is now regarded as one of our night reconnissance, a risky scouting
regular offerings, and is contributing Wind or Warmth party, a lone vigal at some outpost,
thousands of pounds each year to- WHAT a difference there is between the storming of some almost impreg-
ward the funds of our world-wide an electric fan and an electric heater! nable position, it was all the same to
work. To eliminate it from our pres- A fan was whirling and spinning them. They left the ranks immedi-
ent programme would precipitate a as I entered an electric shop. The ately the call was made and "got on
crisis such as existed in 1922. The air had been stirred and a breezy with the job."
AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK APRIL 14, 1930
It was good to see those men step enter in by the Heart, the Soul, the profits on all literature sold are going
out smartly with clear eye and reso- Mind; but we can all enter by the to assist in urgent enterprises in the
lute look, each determined to uphold way of our Strength, and after a time field. The light which we ourselves
the honour of the regiment. They the fact of doing things for Christ will have received must still be carried to
knew the risk they were taking. induce love to Him. others. Our own devotion to the
They were ready to face the opposi- "Do not try to feel love: just prac Truth, our own appreciation of its
tion, the privation, yes, perhaps suf- tise the doing of little things for love's blessings, must be reflected in our
fering, and even death. sake; and as you pursue this purpose, earnestness in directing its rays to
And when they came back—those you will find yourself beginning to those who in darkness are groping
who escaped—it was a real tonic to love for love's sake."—T. B. Meyer. for the light. This third great need
all to note the look of happiness and F. E. POTTER. is one that can be answered by all.
content on their faces. The very fact <|> *S> Even those who for some special rea-
of duty done, and done willingly, son are unable to go out personally
self-sacrificingly, was their reward,
How Our Workers and Mem- can join with the others in contribut-
and that reward brought joy to their bers Can Co-operate in the ing one day's income to the Big Week
soul, added courage to their heart, Big Week Campaign Fund. Every member, therefore, may
and radiating from their faces, sent in some way have a definite part in
a glow of inspiration and encourage- THE Big Week Campaign is of this unique opportunity for mission-
ment into the lives of their comrades. three-fold importance. Any one of ary activity.
the three main purposes that it serves As workers and members, we can
Why did it pay those men to volun- would make it deserving of our whole-
teer for special service? Because it only co-operate with the maximum
hearted support. enthusiasm in the Big Week Cam-
enriched their own courage and First of all we need it. As mem-
strength and inspired their comrades. paign as we recognise the wonderful
bers of the church, to which God has opportunity it affords for missionary
They toned up their own lives and entrusted the most solemn and im-
introduced a better tone into the service, and as we determine that we
portant message ever committed to —you and I individually—will enter
whole regiment. man, our own experience must be
Do you see the application of this into it whole-heartedly as those who
kept fresh by a constant outflow as look for the Lord's return.
little story, brethren and sisters? Of well as inflow of divine truth. Our
course you do! "Big Week" is a A. FLOYD TARR.
own reception of the truth has kin-
special campaign for which volunteers dled a fire in our own experience,
are needed. In God's service there is which to be kept burning must be
no compulsion. God wants you to fanned with the performance of acts "Signs of the Times"
•volunteer for service in this important of service for others. We must find
campaign. You are not to think of Campaign
avenues of activity in the exercise of
failure, you are not to anticipate op- that God-given ambition to "go and OUR readers, and especially those
position, not to fear ridicule. You tell others," that always comes with who took an active part in the recent
are to throw off all pride, self pity, a genuine acceptance of the Mes- campaign in the interests of the Signs
and fear of man. Step out of the sage. of the Times will be pleased to learn
ranks when the call comes for volun- Our salvation depends upon our at- of the results of the special efforts
teers. Step out smartly, head up, titude toward this question. And in made in the interests of our good
eye clear. "Get on with the job." the Big Week Campaign is an organ- paper.
Go through with it until the cam- ised avenue of service that will enable Subscriptions sent in to the Sentinel
paign is over. us riot only to discharge our obliga- Publishing Company
Then when you come back, your tion to others but to enjoy that rich
face will advertise the joy and courage experience ourselves, that can only Port Elizabeth Book Depository 701
your heart has received, and the com- come from the flowing of grace Johannesburg Book Depository ~ 389
rades behind will note it, and from it through our own lives into the, lives Rhodesia-Bechuanaland Conf. 118
gain incentive to step out themselves of others. Congo Union Mission 31
when the next campaign comes Our neighbours need it. The truth- South Rhodesia Mission Field 24
around. laden leaves of our literature contain Bechuanaland Mission Field 12
Thus you enrich your own experi- a message of solemn import for every North Rhodesia Mission Field 10
ence and obey God's command—"Be one of our neighbours. Who knows
thou a blessing"! Yes, it DOES pay but what you may be the only one Total 1285
to go out and sell "Big Week" books whom some neighbour will ever be We expect there were many who
—it always will pay, pay you, pay privileged to hear? If you knew that had good experiences during the cam-
your timid brother or sister in your the only opportunity your neighbours paign, and we ask for the encourage-
church, and pay the dear souls who would have of receiving the Message ment of others that you send to the
still grope in the darkness from which was;,, through..your, yisit .during this., .PUTLOOK: a report of your : work.
Jesus, out of his wondrous love, drew Big Week Campaign, would you stay This is what Brother F. R. Stockil,
you. at home? You do not know but that of Rhodesia, says: "Wishing to can-
You are going out this year, are there are some in your own com- vass for subscriptions for the African
you not? Of course! munity whose only opportunity of Signs in Fort Victoria, when visiting
"It is a great comfort to realise hearing this Message will be through the town for this purpose, the writer
that there are four gateways into the some effort of yours. wondered where to commence, and
city of Love. We may not be able to The mission, field needs it. The finally decided to begin by canvassing
APRIL 14, 1930 AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK
the manager of one of the principal hi life is, to pass on to others the
stores in Victoria. blessings which have come to him.
"Upon approaching this place of
business, the devil seemed to say 'no
H. M. Dept. We cannot, we dare not, withhold
from those in need the blessings
L. A. Vixie, Secretary which this Truth has brought to us.
use trying here, he will only ridicule
the idea of subscribing to such a small Missionary endeavour brings life and
paper.' On the other hand another warmth to our own hearts, and peace
conviction urged 'try anyway, it will The Evangelisation of the and salvation to others.
be worth while.' Not wishing to be The hope of a soon-coming Saviour
turned from the decision already World Our Task and of a finished work urges us on.
made by any thought of failure, I ap- "Go the whole world over, and pro- Soon the "blessed hope" of our Savi-
proached the manager, who fortun- claim the Good News to all mankind. our's return is to be realised, and so
ately for the time being was disen- He who believes and is baptised shall let us send on the good word to our
gaged, and explained the purpose of be saved, but he who disbelieves will neighbours and friends by words of
my visit, at the same time showing be condemned." Mark 16: IS, 16. hope and courage and by distributing
him a copy of the Signs. Without (Weymouth's translation.) the truth-filled printed page.
the least hesitation he replied, 'Yes These are our marching orders, The great ambition and goal of
certainly, I will subscribe, and please dear fellow-believers throughout the every Christian should be to win
also secure for me, if possible, all the African Division. The people of God, others during these closing days of
back issues for 1929, because I am symbolised by the Angel in Rev. 14,' probation. We dare not present our-
very interested in the literature you were seen carrying the good news of selves empty-handed when Christ ap-
people put out. I have no time for a crucified, risen and soon-coming pears. We can all bring some sheaves
novels and senseless papers, 'and will Saviour to all mankind around the as an offering to Christ. Let us stand
be glad to get something good to world circle. In fulfillment of this shoulder to shoulder dear fellow-be-
read.' No wonder the devil was prophecy, and in harmony with the lievers, wherever we may be—rin the
anxious that I miss this gentleman. command of our Divine Leader, we cities, in business, isolated on the
This little experience certainly en- are going—ministers, teachers, col- farms, or scattered throughout the
couraged me to press on. porteurs, fellow-believers throughout mission fields—in telling the world of
"At another place, while canvassing the churches, all of us—as fast as we the "blessed hope" which has cheered
a prominent official in his office, the can to those who need Christ. The our own hearts. "Freely ye have re-
following occurred: After looking at charge to take the ."good news" to ceived, freely give."
the paper he said, 'You are a Seventh- others is Christ's message to every . N. C. WILSON.
day Adventist?' This was said in Christian today.
rather a strange way, and appeared "The gospel commission is the great
to convey the idea that he had no missionary charter of Christ's king- Father Explains
time for our denomination. 'Yes,' I dom. The disciples were to work A YOUNG girl who dearly loved to
replied, 'I have been a Seventh-day earnestly for souls, giving to all the read and look at pictures, said to her
Adventist for seventeen years and invitation of mercy. They were not father, "Daddy, who was the first
more.' 'Well, I was acquainted with to wait for the people to come to man to think of making books?"
Seventh-day Adventists twenty-six them, but they were to go to the peo- "Why do you ask that question,"
years ago.' And then he related ple with the message."—"Acts of the answered the surprised father? "Be-
many early experiences connected Apostles," p. 28. cause I don't see how we could do
with our people at the old Plumstead "The evangelisation of the world is without them. How would we learn
Sanitarium, and the respect he had the work God has given to those who about Jesus and His plan for our sal-
. ior Dr. Thomason, Pastors Hankins go forth in His name. . . . God calls vation and the new earth and all the
and Hyatt and others. He had al- for thousands to work for Him, not good things that the obedient will one
most been persuaded, he seemed to by preaching to those who know the day receive, if we did not have any
say this with a touch of sadness. For Truth for this time, but by warning books," answered his daughter. "That
four years hed had not tasted flesh, those who have never heard the last is quite right, my darling. Now let
fish or fowl, and had not taken in- message of mercy."—"Counsels on me tell you the very beginning of
toxicants in any form, and had not Health," p. 499. books. It is an interesting story:
indulged in smoking. During this Just as the early disciples were to "Daniel, who was always faithful to
time he had enjoyed perfect health. work earnestly for souls, not waiting God, had a vision. He saw the judg-
After leaving the Cape, for a long for them to come seeking the light, ment sit and they opened some books.
time he used to send to 56 Roeland so we today, dear brethren and sis- So you see, Daniel learned about
Street for a supply of health foods. ters,—thousands of us, are to seek books from God. The prophet
In conclusion, this gentleman said he out those who have never heard the Malachi also saw these books in
was a real friend of Seventh-day Ad- last message of mercy. The thou- vision and he called them the books
sands for whom God calls include of Remembrance because they con-
ventists, and would be happy to sub- every believer in the Third Angel's tained a record of the words and
• scribe to the Signs. Message. deeds of all Christians. You can be
"May the Lord bless these mes- The great call of the hour, the great sure that these books must be very
sengers of light and truth as they call of God, is for every believer interesting. God knew that it would
come to the homes of these and other throughout all the fields, no matter be most helpful to us to have books
honest hearted people." who he may be, nor what his station too so He revealed it to man. Now
AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK APRIL 14, 1930
we can read of the good thoughts and came long distances through rain and work as farm manager, Brother
deeds of others also. Since good mud. In, fact, one company had Mason is carrying several classes in
books are so useful in forming our such a hard time of it that they ar- the school, as well as pastoral work
characters we should be very faithful rived at the meeting place only on the station and in the district. We
in reading them. Our responsibility twenty minutes before the last meet- are certainly glad to have these good
does not end there, but we must be ing closed. We certainly felt very workers at old Rusangu.
concerned about our neighbours and sorry for these good people, as they Sister Wheeler, who has been ab-
friends that they may read good were disappointed. However, there sent for some months on account of
books and papers which will help was a splendid spirit manifest by all, illness, returned home last week, and
them in character building. There is and we have every reason to believe we are happy to report that she is
nothing more effective than good that the plans made at both Demu much improved in health, and is look-
books in leading people to Christ. I and Munenga will result in many ing very well.
have heard of whole communities ac- blessings to the people, and at the Missionary Volunteer Department
cepting Christ just through the read- same time be the means of rapid de-
ing of the right kind of books. Let velopment of the work in these dis- Nathan Kabunda, our field, M. V.
me read to you what Sister White tricts. secretary, is giving a strong lead to
says about it. 'Papers and books are Careful study was -given to the his department, and reports very en-
the Lord's means of keeping the Mes- matter of the responsibility of the couragingly of the progress that is be-
sage for this time continually before church in finishing the work, and we ing made. Up-to-date, about fifteen
the people. In enlightening and con- - are very happy to report that the Missionary Volunteer societies have
firming souls in the Truth, the publi- 2,000 members who attended these been organised. The work being
cations will do a far greater work than two meetings have undertaken to done by the young people is already
can be accomplished by the word raise Id. a week in mission offerings. bearing fruit. The attendance at the
alone.' " "Thank you, Daddie. I'm This offering will be taken up every village schools has increased, and
going out with a bundle of papers third Sabbath. Then too, the first many of the old people who did not
right now." Let us join her. Sabbath in each month will be "Tithe formerly attend the Sabbath school
L. A. VIXIE. settlement day." All who have not and church services are coming along
been able to pay in their tithe during regularly. It is hoped to have the
the month will arrange to do so on M. V. department well established hi
this day. To supplement the regular all parts of this field this year.
Z. U. Mission offerings, many of the members are
planting gardens and will later sell
The prospects are good for the
E. C. Boger ____ _ Superintendent the produce raised, and turn in what- literature work in some parts of the
D. A. Webster .... ............. Secy.-Treas.
ever amount they receive as a thank field. Several colporteurs will be
Box 573, Bulawayo, S. Rhodesia offering to the Lord. starting work in important centres
We look forward to the time when this month, and we have every reason
the work at both of these stations, to believe that these new workers will
and in many other parts of the field, meet with good success.
Report of Progress from will be on- a self-supporting basis. Dembu Mission
Our members are beginning to realise Very encouraging progress is being
North Rhodesia that the time has come when they made in the "development of the new
Two Large Gatherings must shoulder heavier responsibilities mission station at Demu. Pastor
and carry greater burdens. They are Stephen Mulomba, the director of this
ON February 28 and on March 1, beginning to learn that for a church
more than 700 of our native believers station, with the assistance of a num-
to grow strong, the members must ber of local boys, has put up a large
attended the meetings held in the work and give. It is very encourag-
Demu church. The main purpose of Kimberley brick church, capable of
ing to note that the amount raised at seating about 750 persons. A nice
these meetings was to place the needs Demu during the first two and a
of the work, and the responsibility campus has been cleared and mangoe
half months of this year has equalled trees planted round the borders. As
of the church, before our members. approximately 40% of the monthly
In addition to the meetings with the soon as the rains are over, brick will
budget. May God's abundant bless- be made and burned for the direc- .
workers, six meetings were held in ing rest upon His people as they con-
the new church during the two days. tor's new home. Later, we expect to
tinue to support the work among their erect three other brick cottages for
From Demu we went on another own people.
sixty-four miles further North to Mu- the assistant teachers.
nenga, where we found a large gath- Rusangu Mission The Demu school opened on Feb-
ering of members waiting for us. On February 2, the opening day of ruary 2 with an enrolment of eighty.
During the two days spent at this school, we moved into the new build- About 80% of these pupils have paid
place, we had a very busy time from ing,;; and everyone concerned; was glad their tuition fees in full during the
early morning until late at night. Al- to get into the nice, new class rooms. first month, others will be able to pay
though we have quite a large church The new desks and other up-to-date later, when they harvest their crops.
building at this station, some of the equipment are very much appreci- Munenga Mission
meetings had to be conducted in the ated by both teachers and students. For the past two and a half years,
open. The average attendance was Pastor Mason and family are now the work has been growing steadily
from 900 to 1,200. nicely settled in rooms in the old in the Munenga district. Brother
Some who attended these meetings church building. In addition to his Samuel Moyo has toiled on faithfully
APRIL 14, 1930 AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK
and patiently as a good pastor of the us is "Encourage the workers to and self-supporting work. They were
flock. We all were very much en- hasten the plan of finishing the work." a credit to the cause.
couraged when, in September 1927, Elder Sparrow stressed the neces- Inyazura Mission
more than 400 people joined the bap- sity of there being unity and the need The chairman made the remark
tismal class as a result of the effort of every member being a worker. that in this area there is located most
held at that time. That was indeed Elder Giddings pointed out that where of our self-supporting work. Elder
a great time of seed sowing, and to- there is no counsel the people fail, C. Robinson is longing for the day to
day we are reaping a bountiful har- and we need the counsel of our breth- come when the stretch of country be-
vest. At the close 'of 1929, the ren. Elder Wilson gave a report of tween Fort Victoria and Inyazura
church membership stood at 137, and the excellent spirit which was mani- would be dotted with companies of
in January another baptism was held fested in other councils which he had our people, and we hope also to con-
and fifty-eight new members were attended in other parts of the field. nect with Nyasaland on the north of
taken into the church. Pastor Moyo He referred to the truth that Euro- us. In this area, there are sixteen
expects to have at least 100 more pean workers cannot successfully schools and a number of companies
candidates ready for baptism in July, carry forward the work without the under the leadership of stewards. 'We
at the time of the camp-meeting. counsel of the native brethren, and need the power of the Holy Spirit in
Head-teacher Robert Wamulume urged a prayerful approach to all sub- our soul-winning campaign; we must
and his assistants are kept very busy jects which would be considered at be possessed of the Message.
in the school room at this station, as the Council.
240 pupils have enrolled since the Fort Victoria
opening of school at the beginning of Brother John Ngono reported that
Elder Stockil is located on the edge our Fingo church is of good courage,
February. Owing to the fact that we of a very thickly populated area,
are now running strong schools up to and he looked forward to the day
where we have no organised work. when they could have a teacher to
and including Standard 2 at both He urged that we try to supply him
Demu and Munenga, we are getting work for his people in their Own
as soon as possible with a worker to language. Arrangements are being
more paying pupils than we can take. carry the Message into the Southern
Pastor Moyo is also planning to made to hold an effort in that section
part of Rhodesia. this year.
make brick for his new home as soon
Lower Gwelo Hanke Native Mission
as the rains are over.
G. S. JOSEPH. "' Brother C. E. Sparrow had had to Pastor John Nigani reports that in
close two of his schools on account of spite of the difficulties in his area, a
funds being limited, but in spite of number have been added to the bap-
that he reports that he has been able tismal classes. The native villages
Native Council and Teach- to open work in two new places and are feeling the influence of Christian
lately there were five baptised from teachers; he wished to have three
ers' Institute of the Southern a reserve, who are the first fruits. more teachers in his area.
Rhodesia Mission Field He is definitely planning to place Impressions of a Visitor
A MOST interesting native council stewards at these places. Brother Ingle Senr. was present
has been held at Solusi during this Lower Shangani and was called upon to say a few
past week. We were very pleased to Brother E. V. Tarr has eight teach- words to the delegates. He rejoiced
have all our native workers in, who ers and could use six more. He re- in the earnestness of the workers as
are evangelists and ministers, as well ports a victory at one of our schools shown in their reports, and witnessed
as a number of European workers. over witchcraft and the attitude of a that during the forty-one years since
We were pleased to have Elder Wilson witch doctor, who has been converted. he accepted the Truth, it has become
meet with us also. Various questions He showed us the horn which was more interesting every year, and he
were discussed and definite plans used in his medicine practice. Gideon was most pleased to see how strongly
made for the execution of the work Maboho, a self-supporting church the work had developed in Southern
during the coming year. This coun- member near the Lonely mine, has a Rhodesia since the days when he first
cil was closed by the ordination of baptismal class of twenty-two mem- bad good-bye to Elder Tripp on his
five of our leading native brethren to bers. first visit north of Vryburg.
the gospel ministry. Filabusi Native Mission M. V. Field Secretary
We believe this will be a great Pastor Mark Mlalazi showed in his
strength to the work and to the 5,000 Pastor Gama showed us how that
report how that in different parts of
believers and adherents in the field. the work had been scattered from old. the field there was an awakening
Great emphasis was placed on the Malungwane, but it was a blessing in amongst the people -to preach the
question of speeding up our plans and disguise for the members are all active Message, and he was trying to help
evangelising the whole field, so that .• and preaching in new areas, and the the M. V. societies to get a vision of
we might soon meet our dear Master. result is that there are a number of the possibilities before them in mis-
Some of the short reports were as fol- new companies being raised up in this sionary work. He reported that the
lows : area.
native canvassers were doing good
Greetings and Remarks Tjolotjo Native Mission work and many homes now contained
A letter of greetings from Elder Pastor Otis was proud to report on a copy of one of our books, but he felt
Spicer was read to the Council in the three native companies who had that we must all rally to spread the
which many of the workers were per- recently been raised up as the result Truth by book and by word.
sonally mentioned. His message to of the Missionary Volunteer society I trust that those of you who read
AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK APRIL 14, 1930
these reports will join us in our soul-
winning campaign. There are so
many ways in which we can do our
part. Brethren and sisters, let us not
allow the day of our Lord's coming
to "overtake us as a thief in the
H. M. SPARROW.
The Salisbury Effort
BELIEVERS throughout the Divi-
sion, will rejoice, we are surey to hear"
that on Sunday afternoon, March 30, By Blyth Clayton Studios.
eighteen persons were baptised at
Salisbury. These are the first fruits R. Glenn Morton, of Claremont, be- St. George's Street began to object
of Elder A. N. Ingle's evangelistic gan on Wednesday night, April 9, an that the corrugated iron and wood
effort held during the past three eight-weeks series of lectures'in the building shut off their view of the
months. Among those baptised, were new Bible Auditorium, bottom of Ad-' Bay, and that it was an "eyesore."
five married couples. Several per- derley Street, opposite Monument These objections were subsequently
sons, who became interested after the Station, 'Cape Town. published in the Argus, Wednesday,
meetings were well advanced, will be Although the lectures were adver- April 2, under the caption, "Rogge
taken in with the next class. Elder tised in the Argus as a Seventh-day Bay Bible Auditorium; Complaints of
Ingle has announced the second bap- Adventist campaign, 500 people at- a Spoiled View." The following day,
tism for the middle of May. tended the opening meeting. Thirty- a fifteen-inch news story appeared in
Next Sabbath, April 5, the church three copies of "The Bible: Is It a the Argus, containing particulars re-
will be organised with approximately True Book," were sold on presenta- garding the plans, permissions for
twenty-five members. tion. erection, and purpose of the Bible
At the close of the week-night Difficulties Encountered Auditorium.
meetings, there lacked but 13/- to From the very first, difficulties of In answer to the many complaints
make the Effort entirely self-support- all kinds have hindered the progress that had come in regarding the Audi-
ing. We feel that the Lord has richly of the Auditorium. - The first set of torium, the Argus quoted the Rev. A.
blessed Elder Ingle's effort in his en- plans that were submitted to the City J. S. Lewis, Mayor of Cape Town, as
deavour to build up the work in the Council for action, were flatly re- saying:
newly organised Rhodesia-Bechuana- fused, with no reason given for the "After all, it is only a temporary
land Conference. decision, and no suggestions proffered structure and will be moved in two
The baptism last Sunday, which whereby the plans might be altered to month's time. As for the aesthetic
was conducted in the city baths, was meet the mind of the Council. But point of view, I attfthe father,, of an
witnessed by an orderly congregation not discouraged by this apparent de- artist, but I am jneot artistic-and I
of about 150. The entire city seems feat, Elders Moffitt and Morton
cannot see whar^harm is being done
to be stirred, and Elder Ingle has went to the Railways and Harbours by the erection of this building. It
more appointments for studies-than Administration, and succeeded in get-
will be there two monijjs—60 days—
to which he can well attend. ting their permission to erect the
is that too much and to^faig if they
Public meetings on Sunday even- proposed Auditorium on Railway can win anyone tothe:^jp3>f God?"
ings will be continued indefinitely. property, where it now stands.
The conference is indebted to Mrs. With this official Railways and Opposed to the Maybr*sview, Dr.
Giddings, who assisted Brother Ingle Harbours permission in hand, Elders Bennie Hewat, chairman of the Pub-
with the Bible work. Wilson and Morton went before the licity Association, expressed himself
O. U. GIDDINGS. City Council and asked them, out of in the same article by saying, "The
sheer courtesy, for a favourable action building is a distinct eyesore. . . .
on the plans and a revocation of their We intend to bring the matter before
former refusal. After finding out that our executive committee, and I shall
Cape Conference the Railway Administration had
granted permission for the erection
suggest that representations be made
to have this building removed."
L, L. Moffitt ______ President
Miss P. E. Willmore, Secy.-Treas, of the Bible Auditorium on their On April 5, the Argus ran another
property, and realising that the Ad- long news story under the heading,
Box 378, Port Elizabeth, C. P. "Fundamentalism for Cape Town.
ministration was a law unto itself, -
and that they, the responsible com- Anti-Modernist Services in New Au-
mittee acting for the City" Council; ditorium. Seventh-day Adventist
had not the power to reject or accept Campaign." This half-column story
Cape Town Evangelistic the plans, they passed the matter over dealt "more kindly with the, situation,
Effort by unanimously approving them. stating briefly that the evangelistic
STRIKING at the very foundation Auditorium an "Eyesore" campaign was "launched against the
of modernistic tendencies in his first modernism Adventists fear is grow-
When the Auditorium was nearing
lecture, "The Heresy Hunt," Elder completion, some business men of (Continued on page 12)
APRIL 14, 1930 AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK
"Signs of the Times" Veldtog dag Adventis.' Hy het dit effe op 'n was die opoffering voldoende beloon.
snaakse manier gese, en dit het gelyk In elke geslag was daar diegene wat
' ONS lesers, en in die besonder die of hy nie bra tyd vir ons genootskap grote oppfferings gemaak het wanneer
wat 'n aktiewe deel in die onlangse het nie. 'Ja,' antwoord ek, 'vir meer daar 'n oproep is, sodat hulle die
veldtog geneem het ter belange van as sewentien jaar is ek al 'n Sewende- God - geskonke verantwoordelikheid
die Signs oj the Times, sal bly wees dag Adventis.' 'Wel, ek is al ses-en- getrou mag vervul. Maar waar ons
oor die spesiale pogings vir ons goeie twintig jaar bekend met Sewende-dag van 'n beter gesigspunt hulle verrig-
tydskrif gemaak. Adventiste.' En toe vertel hy my tings beskou, sien ons dadelik die vol-
Name van Intekenare gestuur na van baie ervarings wat hy vroeer met doendheid van hul loon—hul eie sa-
Die Sentinel Uitgewers Maatskappy ons mense in die ou Plumstead Sani- ligheid, en die saligheid van diegene
torium had, en van sy eerbied vir van hul tyd, en die vreugde om aan
Port Elizabeth Book Depository 701 Dr. Thomason, leraars Hankins, die nageslag 'n invloed na te laat wat
Johannesburg Book Depository 389 Hyatt en andere. Op half weemoe- vir altyd 'n sterke invloed ten goede
Rhodesie-Betsjoeanaland Konf. 118 dige toon se hy dat hy byna bewoe sal wees.
Kongo-Unie Sending 31 was. Vier jaar lank het hy nie vleis,
Suid-Rhodesie Sendingveld 24 'n Geheelhartige antwoord op die
vis of hoendervleis geeet nie, en het roepstem van God vereis 'n mate van
Betsjoeanaland Sendingveld 12 hoegenaamd niks bedwelmends ge-
Noord Rhodesie Sendingveld 10 opoffering. Dit was nog altyd en sal
neem nie, en ook nie gerook nie. In nog altyd die geval wees. Die ver-
hierdie tyd was hy volkome gesond. rigtings van Gods manne in alle eeue
1285 Lank nadat hy van die Kaap af was, lewer voldoende bewys hiervan. Die
Ons vermoed dat vele goeie er- het hy nog altyd van 56 Roeland- kerk van God is met bloed gekoop—
varings gedurende die veldtog gehad straat sy gesondheidsvoedsel bestel. die grootste opoffering van die Seun
het, en tot aanmoediging van andere Ten slotte se hierdie heer dat hy 'n van 'God. Daar was opoffering vir
vra ons dat u 'n rapport van u werk ware vriend van Sewende-dag Ad- elke stap voorwaarts. Maar dit is
na die OUTLOOK stuur. Breeder F. ventiste is, en sal bly wees om vir die nie net vir die kerk as 'n geheel nie.
R. Stockil van Rhodesie skrywe: Signs in te teken. Dis ook die geval vir die afsonderlike
"Toe ek in Fort Victoria kom om die "Mag die Here hierdie boodskap- lidrnate: daar is geen vordering in
dorp te kolporteer vir die Signs het pers van lig en waarheid seen wanneer geestelike ervaring, geen opwassing in
ek nie juis geweet waar om te begin hulle na die huise van hierdie en nog die kristelike lewe sender 'n gees van
nie, en het eindelik besluit om te be- ander opregte mense kom." selfopoffering nie, 'n afsterwe van
gin en die bestuurder van een van die self; en dit is nie 'n nou-en dan skie-
groot winkels in Victoria te kolpor- like poging nie, maar in 'n gedurige
teer. Opoffering is Kristelike strewe van jou daaglikse werksaam-
"Toe ek hierdie besigheid nader se hede. Die gees van opoffering tel en
die duiwel, 'dit sal nie help om hier Opwassing in die klein selfopofferings is hierdie
te probeer nie, hy sal jou uitlag om TOE God Noag beveel het om die gees meer dikwels nodig. Ons kannie
vir so 'n nietige tydskrif in te teken.' laaste boodskap van waarskuwing verwag om eendag groot opofferings
Aan die ander kant was daar 'n ander aan die mense voor die sondvloed te te maak nie en vandag die kleiner
stem wat my se, 'Probeer maar, dit gee was dit nie 'n maklike taak om dinge van God terughou nie.
sal die moeite werd wees.' Ek wou getrou te wees aan die ernstige opdrag Opoffering kan '"n gewoonte word,
nie van my voornemens afgekeer wees nie. Dit was geen aangename bood- 'n neiging soos enigiets anders, en dit
deur oor mislukking te dink nie, en skap, en Noag was ook geen verlosser ontwikkel deur beoefening. Elke ge-
gaan toe na die bestuurder wat geluk- van sy volk nie. Hoewel daar aan leentheid om dit te beoefen behoort
kig op daardie oomblik nie besig was die begin 'n mate van nuuskierigheid verwelkom te word deur diegene wat
nie. Ek se toe aan horn wat die doel en belangstelling was, nietemin het dit die hoogste in hulle lewe stel.
van "my besoek is, en wys horn toe 'n publieke opienie gou ernstig teen In die Opofferingsweek het ons 'n
kopie van die Signs. Sender die Noag gedraai. Sy vertroue in die klein begin, 'n herinnering, as 't ware,
minste te aarsel antwoord hy, 'Ja uitslag was baie goed. Hy het niks aan die opoffering wat ander gemaak
seker, ek sal daarvoor inteken. Kry omgegee vir reputasie, goedere, of vir het, en aan die verdere opoffering
vir my asseblief indien moontlik ook grond nie. Vir diegene rondom horn wat onsself verwag om te maak. Die
al die ou nummers van 1929, want ek moes dit na 'n ontsaglike opoffering week was in 1922 vir die eerste keer
is baie belangstellend in die leesstof gelyk het. Maar dit was die moeite waargeneem toe 'n besondere geval
wat julle uitgee. Ek het geen tyd vir werd as ons dit beskou in die lig van van nood voor die genootskap was, en
novelle en niksbeduidende tydskrifte die daaropvolgende gebeurtenisse. dit gelyk het of werkers uit die we-
nie. en sal baie bly wees om iets Dit moes 'n ontsaglike onderneming reld-wye werk teruggeroep moes word
goeds te kry om te lees.' Geen won- vir Abraham gewees het om in ant- weens gebrek aan fondse. Toe ons
der nie dat die duiwel so begerig was woord op die roepstem van God, sy volk deur die ganse wereld dit te hore
dat ek hierdie man moes misloop. En huis en vaderland te verlaat en weg te kom, het hulle edelmoedig aan die
hierdie ervaring het my regtig aange- gaan en nie te weet waarheen nie. roepstem gehoor gegee en die salaris
moedig om verder te gaan. Dit mag ook na opoffering gelyk het van een week vir 'n spesiale fonds ge-
"Op 'n ander plek, terwyl ek 'n toe hy aan Lot die vrugbare en water - gee om werkers in die veld te hou en
vooraanstaande beampte in sy kan- volle vlaktes van die Jordaan gegee en die werk van die Here nie te laat stil-
toor kolporteer, het die volgende voor- vir horn die minder vrugbare deel staan nie. Die Opofferingsweek het
val plaasgevind: Hy kyk na die tyd- gehou het. Maar as ons dit beskou so 'n belangrike plek in die sending-
skrif en se, 'Maar u is 'n Sewende- op die afstand van die jare daarna, veldprogram ingeneem, en dit dra
10 AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK APRIL 14, 1930
jaarliks duiseride ponde by vir die lug het getrek en 'n koel wind het spioenasie in die nag, 'n waaghalse-
fondse van orts wereld-wye werk. As teen my gewaai toe ek by die deur rige verkenningsgeselskap, 'n eensame
ons dit uit ons teenwoordige program inkom. Los papiere het op die grond wag op enige buitepos, die bestorming
uitskakel sal daar net so 'n kriesis geval. Die klerk se hare was verwaai van 'n byna oninneembare posiesie—
wees soos die van 1922. Die Opof- en party blomme was somar skeef van dit was alles om 't ewe vir hulle.
feringsweek het wortel geskiet, en nie die sterk wind. Ek vra toe die Hulle het dadelik uit die geledere ge-
alleen word die invloed daarvan in klerk om 'n verwarmer aan te sit in gaan as die versoek gemaak word en
ander lande gewaar nie, maar die per- plaas van die waaier. Wat 'n verskil. het met die taak begin.
soonlike ervaring van diegene wat aan Die lug het dadelik kalm geword en Dit was aanmoedigend om daardie
die opoffering deelneem word baie in plaas van die wind was daar manne deftig te sien uitstaan met 'n
verryk. Dus is dit nie meer net 'n warmte. Toe straal daar hitte wat helder, vaste blik—elkeen vasbeslote
seen vir die veld nie, maar ook 'n die kamer verwarm en dit was aan- om die eer van _ die regiment hoog te
seen vir die wat gee. genaam. hou. Hulle wis watter waagstuk hulle
Die Opofferingsweek is van 3 tot 10 Ek het 'n les van hierdie twee gaan onderneem. Hulle was bereid
Mei in die Afrikaanse Diwiesie, en vriende geleer—die waaier en die ver- om teestand te ontmoet, ontbering
ons werkers en lidmate in die hele warmer. Die waaier het 'n koue wind deur te staan—ja miskien lyding of
veld word dringend uitgenooi om saam verwek: die verwarmer het 'n aange- selfs die dood.
met ons lede in alle dele van die name omgewing aangebring. Wat En wanneer hulle terugkom—die
wereld te staan, om 'n week se salaris gaan ek gedurende die Grootweek- wat ontsnap het—was dit 'n ware in-
vir die Opofferingsweekfonds te gee. veldtog wees? Ek kan 'n waaier wees spirasie vir almal om die geluk en
Verlede jaar het die werkers en lede wat 'n wind veroorsaak wat geen goed tevredenheid op hulle aangesigte te
in die Suidafrikaanse Unie gedurende mag doen nie. Dit mag 'n wind van bemerk. Die gedagte aan die verrigte
die week £607-7-8 gegee. Dit was 'n verskonings wees, of 'n wind van mur- taak—wat hulle gewilliglik en selfop-
rekord en was byna tweemaal soveel murering, 'n wind van onwilligheid. offerend gedoen het—was hulle bejo-
as enig ander offerande gedurende die Verskonings sal op die grond val. ning, en daardie loon het hulle siele
jaar, behalwe Sabbatskool en Oesin- Murmurering sal wegbreek onder die verkwik, en meer.moed in hul harte
sameling. Sal ons nie vanjaar nog uitnodiging van die Meester om te gebring, en vanuit hulle gelaat het
beter doen nie? werk. Onwilligheid sal andere net daar 'n vuur van inspirasie en aan-
Nognooit in die geskiedenis van die koud maak en ons eie lewe ongeluk- moediging in die lewe van hulle maats
wereld was gebeurtenisse so betekenis- kig maak. Ek kan 'n verwarmer wees gestraal.
vol vir- die kerk van God as vandag en van my kan warmte uitgaan: Hoekom was dit die moeite werd
nie. Daar gaan geen dag verby nie, warmte wat ander sal aanmoedig om dat daardie manne vrywillig was vir
of die verslag van teenswoordige ge- verwarmers en nie waaiers te wees besondere diens? Omdat dit hulle eie
beurtenisse is vol bewyse van ver- nie. Terwyl ek van deur tot deur moed en krag verryk en hulle maats
vullende profesiee. Ons leef in die gaan, kan 'n aangename warmte van inspireer het. Hulle het hul eie lewes
tyd van die end. Jesus kom binne- my uitgaan, en die boeke wat verkoop besiel en nuwe lewe in die hele regi-
kort. Elke dag is ons nader aan die word sal sekerlik die harte van die- ment gebring. Breeders en susters,
tyd, en dit behoort gekenmerk word gene wat koud is, verwarm. sien u die toepassing van hierdie ver-
deur 'n toenemende gees van erns Wat gaan ek wees, wat gaan u ge- haal? Ek weet u sien dit! Groot-
en opoffering onder Gods volk. Laat durende die Grootweek wees — 'n week is 'n spesiale veldtog waarvoor
ons onthou watter grote opoffering vir waaier of 'n verwarmer? vrywilligers nodig is. Daar is geen
ons saligheid gemaak is, en die op- L. A. VIXIE. dwang in die diens van God nie. God
offering van Gods volk gedurende alle wil dat u vrywillig sal onderneem om
eeue van die wereldsgeskiedenis, en in hierdie veldtog deel te neem. Moe-
die opofferingsgees wat onsself moet nie aan mislukking dink nie, moenie
ontwikkel as ons in die Koninkryk Hoekom dit die Moeite 'n voorgevoel van teenstand he nie,
wil kom, en laat ons met dankbaar- Werd Is moenie bang wees dat jy sal uitgelag
heid deelneem aan die plan om die EK is gevra om te se waarom dit word nie. Werp alle hoogmoed af,
inkomste van een week 3-10 Mei op werd is om aktief deel te neem aan ook selfbejammering en mensevrees.
te offer om die werk klaar te maak. ons jaarlikse veldtogte en vernaamlik Stap uit die geledere as die roepstem
A. FLOYD TARR. aan ons Grootweekveldtog. vir vrywilligers kom. Staan deftig
Gedurende die nege jaar wat ek 'n uit, hoof reg, mond ferm, blik helder.
soldaat en daarna 'n bevelvoerende "Gaan aan met die taak." Gaan
offisier in aktiewe militere diens was, daarmee aan tot die veldtog oor is.
Uitgewers Dept. het ek altyd bemerk dat die manne
wat die gelukkigste en vertroubaarste
En as jy terugkeer, sal jou gelaat
die vreugde en moed wat jy opgedoen
L. A. Vixie, Sekretaris het, vertoon, en jou maats wat agter-
was, en altyd 'n ferme lip en 'n vaste
blik had'as daar gevaar is, was die- gebly het, sal dit opmerk, en sal daar-
gene wat altyd die eerste op die vbor- cfeur aangespoor word om met die
grond tree wanneer daar vrywilligers volgende veldtog self uit te staan en
Wind of Warmte vir enige spesiale werk gevra was. te help.
Wat 'n verskil tussen 'n elektriese Dieselfde manne het die aandag ge- Op die manier verryk jy jou eie
waaier en 'n elektriese verwarmer! trek wanneer daar 'n vraag na vrywil- lewe en gehoorsaam Gods beveel—
Toe ek 'n sekere Elektriese wirikel ligers kom, en hulle het niks omgegee "Wees jy 'n seen!" Ja, dit is werd om
binnestap, draai daar 'n waaier. Die wat dit vereis het nie: 'n Gevaarlike uit te gaan en Grootweekboeke te ver-
APRIL 14, 1930 AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK 11
koop. Dit sal altyd die moeite werd wat u bure ooit sal hoor! Sal r: tuis Aan die end van die dienste was
wees. Dit help jou, dit help jou bly as u wis dat die enigste kans wat daar net 13/- te min, of die poging
bangerige breeder of suster in jou ge- u bure sal he, sal wees deur u besoek het horn heeltemal selfbetaal. Ons
meente, en help die kosbare siele wat gedurende hierdie Grootweekveldtog? glo dat die Here Eerw. Ingle ryklik
rondtas in die duisternis waaruit Miskien is daar in u eie buurte die- geseen het in sy poging om die werk
Jesus jou deur Sy wonderbare liefde gene wat die boodskap net deur u in die nuwe georganiseerde Rhodesie-
getrek het. poging sal ontvang. Betsjoeanaland konferensie op te bou.
U gaan sekerlik vanjaar uit, nie Die sendingveld het dit nodig. Die Daar was 'n stigtelike vergadering
waar nie? Natuurlik! winste op al die boeke wat verkoop van ISO toeskouers verlede Sondag
"Dis aanmoedigend om te weet dat word, sal gebruik word vir dringende toe die doop in die stadsbaaiplek
daar vier poorte in die liefdestad in- behoefte in die veld. Die lig wat ons plaasgevind het. Die hele stad is aan
gaan. Ons mag miskien nie deur die ontvang het, moet ons na ander neem. roer, en Eerw. Ingle het meer bestel-
Hart, die Siel, of die Gemoed ingaan Ons eie toewyding tot die waarheid, lings vir studies as wat hy kan na-
nie; maar ons kan almal deur die ons eie waardering van die seeninge, kom.
weg van ons Krag ingaan, en metter- moet uitkom in ons erns om die lig- Publieke dienste sal Sondagaande
tyd sal ons deurdat ons vir Kristus strale na diegene te bring wat in duis- vir 'n onbepaalde tyd nog aanhou.
werk, Horn begin bemin. ternis rondtas. Hierdie derde, groot Die konferensie is dank verskuldig
behoefte kan ons almal te hulpe kom. aan Mevr. Giddings wat Breeder
"Moenie probeer om liefde te voel Selfs diegene wat vir een of ander be- Ingle met die Bybelwerk bygestaan
nie. Probeer maar net om die kleine sondere rede nie self kan uitgaan nie, het. 0. U. Giddings.
dingetjies uit liefde te doen; en ter- kan saam met ander 'n dag se salaris
wyl u hierdie doel nastrewe, sal u uit-tot die Grootweekfonds bydra. Elke
vind dat u om liefdesonthalwe begin lid kan dus op een of ander manier
bemin."—T. B. Meyer. 'n bepaalde aandeel in hierdie buiten-
F. E. POTTER. gewone kans vir sendingwerk he. BROEDER en Suster Stanley Steven-
Terwyl ons die wonderlike geleent- son, onlangs van Helderberg Kollege,
hede vir sendingwerk gewaar, en ter- het verlede week deur Boelawajo ge-
Hoe Ons Werkers en Ge- wyl ons elkeen wat die koms van die gaan op weg na Niassaland om in die
meentelede met die Groot- Here verwag, afsonderlik voorneem Suidoos-Afrika Unie te help.
om geheelhartig te werke te gaan, kan
week Veldtog kan Saamwerk ons as werkers en lidmate met die Op Sabbat, 22 Maart, is Breeder
DIE Grootweek-Veldtog is drievou- grootste ywer in die Grootweekveldtog A. N. Ingle in die Boelawajo kerk tot
dig belangrik. Enige van die drie deelneem. die Evangeliebediening verordineer.
hoof doeleindes waarvoor dit staan, A. FLOYD TARR. Eerw. N. C. Wilson, H. M. Sparrow
vereis ons geheelhartige ondersteu- en 0. U. Giddings was die diensdoen-
ning. de leraars, en hulle was bygestaan
deur Eerw. Stockil en D. P. Harder.
Ten eerste: Ons het dit nodig.
Ons as lede van 'n gemeente aan wie
God die ernstigste en belangrikste
S. U. Sending Aan die end van die inboorlingraad
van die Suid-Rhodesie sendingveld
boodskap wat ooit aan 'n mens toe- E. C. Boger _......_ Superintendent wat verlede week op Solusie gehou
vertrou is, gegee het, behoort 'n le- D. A. Webster ................_. Sekr.-Tes.
was, is vyf inboorling breeders tot die
wende ervaring te he deur 'n gedu- Bus 573, Boelawajo, S. Rhodesie Evangeliebediening verordineer.
rige inloop en uitloop van goddelike
waarheid. Daar is 'n vuur by ons
aangesteek omdat onsself die waar-
heid. aangeneem het, en om dit bran- Helderberg Nuus
dend te hou behoort ons dit aan te Die Poging op Salisbury Die bestuurders van die Rosebank
blaas deur aan ander dienste te doen. ONS is seker dat al die gelowiges tentoonstelling het die landbouklasse
Ons moet kanse soek om "ander te in die Diwiesie sal verblyd wees om toegestaan om saam met hulle onder-
gaan se"—om lug aan die verlange te verneem dat op Sondagnamiddag, wyser een dag vroeg te kom om die
te gee wat altyd daar is as iemand die 30 Maart, was daar agtien persone in landbou uitstallings te besien. Dit
boodskap in alle opregtheid aanneem. Salisbury gedoop. Dit is die eerste was 'n goeie geleentheid vir praktiese
Ons saligheid hang af van ons hou- vrugte van die evangeliepoging wat demonstrasie van die werk wat die
ding teenoor hierdie vraag. En met Eerw. A. N. Ingle gedurende die af- studente in hulle klasse studeer het.
die Grootweekveldtog het ons weer gelope drie maande gehou het. Daar
'n goeie geleentheid nie alleen om ons is vyf egpare onder die gedooptes. DAAR het nou al 145 studente in-
pligte teenoor ander na te kom nie, Verskeie persone het belang begin stel geskrywe. Dit is twee meer as die
maar om self daardie ryke ervaring te nadat die dienste lank aan die gang totale inskrywing vir 1929, en daar
he wat alleen kom deur die genade- was en sal in die volgende klas inge- is nog ander wat binnekort wil kom.
stroom wat deur ons lewes in die le- neem word. Eerw. Ingle het die vol- Die skool het op 6 Maart 'n- aan-
wes van ander vloei. gende doopdiens teen die middel van gename uitstappie na Lourensford-
Ons naaste het dit nodig. Ons Mei vasgestel. plaas geniet. Ons waardeer die voor-
boeke vol van die Waarheid het 'n be- Aanstaande Sabbat, 5 April, sal die reg om so 'n iieflike plek te he waar
langrike boodskap vir al ons bure. gemeente van ongeveer vyf-en-twintig ons die dag in ontspanning kan deur-
Wie weet miskien is u die enigste een lede georganiseer word. bring.
12 AFRICAN DIVISION OUTLOOK APRIL 14, 1930
cAfrican ^Division Outlook Cape Town Evangelistic On Sabbath, March 22, Brother
Published semi-monthly by the
A. N. Ingle was ordained in the Bula-
General Conference of Seventh--day Adventists,
Effort wayo church to the gospel ministry.
(African Division) (Continued from page 8) Elders N. C. Wilson, H. M. Sparrow
Subscription price, 2/6 per annum ing in Cape Town," telling something and 0. U. Giddings were the offici-
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closing with a short resume of Sev- Stockil and D. P. Harder.
W. B. COMMIN _________ Editor enth-day Adventist activities in South
Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape
South African Union
As far as is known, the Bible Audi- Conference News Notes
General News Notes torium is the only structure of its Miss A. G. Fleming, the Assistant
Brother Nash, of Nyasaland, has kind in South Africa. It was built in Medical secretary, is at present in the
come to the Cape for medical atten- ssctions and then bolted together Natal-Transvaal Conference where
tion. piece by piece, thus making it readily she has been assisting in the Ger-
taken apart and moved from place miston effort, and holding special
to place. The building is forty-five classes in the Johannesburg church.
Elder Wilson has returned to the by eighty-six feet and has a seating
Division office after a hurried visit to capacity of approximately 700. Brother A. F. Tarr recently spent
Bulawayo. Associated with Elder Morton are a few days at Spion Kop auditing the
Brother Wm. T. Hodgson, of Port books of the Native Training School.
Elizabeth, who will direct the music; An audit of the Transvaal-Delagoa
Elder J. I. Robison left the Cape Sister R. Glenn Morton^ pianist; books is being made in Johannesburg
on the 3rd to spend a month in the Brother and Sister J. R. Milford and this week, after which Brother Tarr
Natal-Transvaal Conference in the Sister L. 'A. Vixie, and Brother J. J. will spend the week-end with the Pot-
interests of departmental work. B. Combrinck, Bible teachers; and chefstroom church.
Brother Nathaniel Krum, Audi-
Brother E. D. Hanson recently
J. N. KRUM. spent two days in Bloemfontein on
Miss Venter, formerly of the Di- his return from the Transvaal-Dela-
vision office, has left on her way to goa Mission Field where, in company
connect with the workers in the with Brother Campbell, he visited a
Congo. Miss Armer will take Miss number of the schools in that field.
Venter's place at the Division office. Zambesi Union Mission Brother Hanson is at present visiting
News Notes come of the churches in the Natal-
Transvaal Conference in company
Brother Owen Sparrow is confined with Brother J. I. Robison of the
The statistical report of the African to the Bulawayo hospital with a seri-
Division gives the number of baptisms Division. Special attention will be
ous case of stomach trouble. given to the young people's work in
in 1929 as 3,196. The church mem-
bership at December 31 last was each of the churches en route.
13,070. We now have 236 European Elder and Mrs. 0. U. Giddings
and 410 native workers. spent the week-end, March 29-31, at
Salisbury, assisting Elder Ingle with Helderberg News'Notes
his baptismal service. THE enrolment of the College has
Mrs. W. H. Anderson, who re- now reached 145, which is two more
cently spent several months at the At the close of the native council than the total enrolment for 1929,
Cape left for Angola on April 5. We of the Southern Rhodesia Mission and still others are planning to come
are sorry to learn that Elder Ander- Field, held at Solusi last week, five shortly.
son has not been enjoying the best of native brethren were ordained to the
health, and we wish him a speedy re- gospel ministry. The school enjoyed a very pleasant
covery. outing at the Lourensford Estate on
March 6. We greatly appreciate the
Elder A. V. Edwards, superinten- privilege of having such a beautiful
ELDER BRANSON and family sailed dent of the Bechuanaland Mission place at which to spend a day in re-
from Cape Town on March 21 on the Field is suffering from a very severe creation.
R. M. S. Saxon Castle. We were throat infection. At present he is at
sorry for Sister Branson to have to Kanye, under the care of Dr. Huse. The agricultural classes received
start on the long oceanJourneyJ)efore permission from the Rosebank Show
having gained sufficient strength after authorities to go with their teacher a
her recent illness, but we are pleased BROTHER and Sister Stanley Ste- day early and see the agricultural ex-
to report that word has been received venson, late of Helderberg College, hibits. This afforded a good oppor-
that the family are having a pleasant passed through Bulawayo last week tunity for practical demonstration of
trip, and that Sister Branson is some- en route to Nyasaland to connect the work which the students have
what better than when leaving. with the South East African Union. been taking in their classes.