Adventists A WORLD in two letters! A most valuable things in the Chris- world of excuses, shams, regrets, By H. W. LOWE tian life are conditional on faith conditions, and possibilities. and obedience. Everlasting life is "If ," say the sluggardly, "if only excused !) behind this strange little ours "if" we believe in the ever- I had the time I would love to help word. lasting Son. The ministry of in our missions' Ingathering "If 1 had not lost my temper so angels is promised to the saints plans !" "When you believe that often with my son," says a hot- "if" they shall fulfil the conditions you excuse yourself, you are accus- blooded father, "my son might not which make them "heirs of salva- ing yourself," someone has said. have drifted from home into tion." Yes, this world of excuses is a high crime !"' "If only I had not killed Furthermore, among the privi- stockade behind which shelter the my brother !" Cain must have leges of the Christian life a r e slothful. wailed a thousand times. There is those blessings pertaining to tem- "If I had his chances, I would surely a sorry world of regrets in poral necessities and to the spiritual -!" "If I get the opportunity, this tiny word. needs of man's earthly life; and I'll call on widow So-and-So!'' W e have sometimes heard it said these are all conditional on obedi- "If I',m well enough I'll do it next that the word "if" should not be ence to certain well-defined princi- week!" Oh, yes, there's a great in the Christian's vocabulary, but ples. Let us notice this thought in world of excuses (but not many that is far from the truth. The three Scripture passages. Gvoufl of delegates to the Northern Europeafi Divisiost Presidents' Council at ?Vatford. British Advent Messenger SEPTEMBER 3,1937 There was a time when the the wane. True tithe-payihg is not "The poor and the rich, the earth's vegetation was sustained by as universal as it should be, yet the young men and the young women heavy mist and not by rain. Later, opportunities to press on with the who earn wages-all are to lay by when purging by deluge took place, Advent message were never s'o a portion; for God claims it. The and "the fountains of the great many. spiritual prosperity of every mem- deep" were "broken up" (Gen. Open doors of opportunity ; open ber of the church depends on per- 7 :ll), we read that '(the windows windows in heaven should be the sonal effort and strict fidelity to [floodgates, margin] were opened." order of the day. If every Adven- God. . . .7 9 Let us bear that in mind-when tist in this Union would this day "All should feel that they are not God opens "the windows of hea- determine, by divine grace, to ren- proprietors, but stewards, and that ven" there is a flood. Only twice der. henceforth a regular and true the time is coming when they must more do we come across this, or a tithe of his income to God's work, give an account for the use they similar expression, in Scripture. thousands more souls would be have made of their Lord's money." In the great Samarian famine, won for the truth, and floods of -"~estirnonlies," Vol. 5, page 382. when food was unobtainable, blessing would flow into the hearts You may be bathed in a heavenly Elisha prophesied that on the mor- of our believers. flood of blessing, "If !" row it would be possible to buy two and a half gallons of fine flour for about three shillings. Which thing seemed such an absurd im- Message from the Presidents' possibility that people said, "Be- hold, if the Lord should make win- Council dows in heaven, might such a thing be?" 2 Kings 7 :2, 19. But there THEpresidents of the Northern lovers of pleasures more than lov- were windows in heaven, and when European Division gathered in ers of God; having a form of god- God opens them, the people are council at Watford, England, to all liness, but denying the power blessed. our churches, companies, and thereof." 2 Tim. 3 :2-5. Indeed, a There was another time of crisis isolated believers in the Division- time of national and international among God's people. His house of Greetings. perplexity and unrest has come, but worship languished. The people We thank God continually for we remember that our God does were spiritually poverty-stricken. the grace of God bestowed on you not change nor does His Gospel in So mean-spirited were they that in Christ Jesus, for your loyalty to these changing times. When these they brought torn and inferior of- the faith, and for your co-opera- things begin to come to pass, then ferings before the Lord, and alto- tion in spreading the Gospel. Our we look up and lift up our heads, gether they were in sore, pitiable hearts are also filled with gratitude for our redemption draweth nigh. straits. The message the Lord to God for your faithfulness in We appeal to our members in wanted them to heed was, "I have tithes and offerings, and it has been these times of evil and worldliness b v e d you." "I will return unto a great encouragement to us to see to hold closely to the Gospel prin- you, if ye will return unto Me." how willingly, earnestly, and ably ciples of modesty, dignity, simpli- Mal. 1 : 2 ; 3 :7. Then in a great you have worked for God in the city, and spirituality as followers forensic passage the prophet set Harvest Ingathering and in other forth God's way to prosperity and missionary endeavours. W e also are cheered by our assurance that As we have met in Coupcil, blessing. listened to the stirring messages of He who has begun a good work And our little word "if" is cer- within you all will go on to perfect advance and need in the mission tainly one of the key words of the it in preparation for the day of fields, and studied the needs and divine message, Jesus Christ. I t is our prayer problems of the work at large, con- "Prove Me now," the Lord chal- "That your love may be more and viction has settled upon us that the lengingly said. "You bring all the more accompanied by clear knowl- time has arrived for our whole tithes ingo the storehouse, and see edge and keen perception, so that membership to join us in a great if I will not open the flood-gates of you may be blameless, being filled united forward movement for the heaven and bring a flood of bless- with those fruits of righteousness completion of the task laid upon us ing upon you !" which come through Jesus Christ." by our Lord and Saviour. They were not to spend the It has been deeply impressed T o this end we do hereby issue tithes themselves, but to deposit upon us that we have reached the a solemn call to all our niinisters, them in God's treasury. Even in days so vividly portrayed by the workers, and churchmembers sin- their adversity, the road to bless- apostle as the "perilous times" cerely to humble their hearts be- ing was through faithfulness in when "men shall be lovers of their fore God, and to forsake all world- tithing. own selves, ~ccovetous, boasters, liness as being snares of the evil To-day the position is much the proud, blasphemers, disobedient to one that cause us to fall, praying same. Christian benevolence is on parents, unthankful, unholy, . . . continually for that vital godliness - Tithe Sabbath, September 11th British Advent Messenger of life that alone can meet the prayer and stlldy of the Bible and 7. Be Systenzatic. You have challenge of the times and prepare the Spirit of prophecy, to seek such volunteered to stand as surety for us for the coming of our Lord. an empowering of the life through the success of one unit of Harvest We further urge all our members the Holy Spirit as God has prom- Ingathering endeavour. Your part to show even greater zeal in per- ised His people in this time of the may seem very small compared sonal witnessing, and in work for latter rain, which will enable us with the goal of your church or Christ in all departments of church quickly to finish the work of the conference, but the ultimate success endeavour, and by a revival of Gospel in all the world. of the whdle depends upon your success as an individual. Analyse your task : "I have pro- mised to stand good for $ - of Pointers t o Success in Soliciting the Harvest Ingathering Goal, and to devote at least - hours ex- for Missions- clusively to the solicitation work. The time of the campaign is eight By F. W. GOODALL weeks. That means that I must spend at least - hours each 1. Be Persevering in Hard Work. and courageous. On every street week, and collect at least S - "I hatre no secret but hard work," there are people who are willing each week, in order to meet my replied an outstanding - scholar and glad to have you call, glad to full obligation on time." when interviewed regarding his receive the Annual Ingathering Re- Then stick to your blue print. If success in life. Hard work, burden- port, and glad for the opportunity you are able to reach your full goal some toil, and steady perseverance, to give. Optimism is a constant in less time than allotted, so much when done in the spirit of the necessity. the better. You will then be able Master, will win -many a valiant to speak from experience in telling 4. Be in Earnest. Are you others how the goal is reached, and battle for advancing the kingdom ccsold" on the missionary idea? Is you will be willing to "go the of God. your heart aflame with the cer- second mile" along the Harvest In- 2. Be Enthusiastic. A very de- tainty of the triumph of God's gathering road, doing more than finite factor of success in soliciting work in all the world and the joy you expected to do or were asked for missions is enthusiasm. In of salvation? If so, you possess to do, just for the love of the One order to build up a good supply of the first essential to success. No who gave Heaven's all to make this essential qualification, one must person is likely to make a financial man's redemption possible. think enthusiastic thoughts. Don't contribution toward any project say t o yourself, "I suppose I must unless he is interested in it; and 8. Be Winsome-in Manner and go Ingathering, but I do hate to in order to interest a person in a Appearance. Dress neatly and ap- meet people. I wish it we,re over." project, the solicitor must be propriately. Look over your as- 'Rather maintain the following at- genuinely interested and in earnest. sortment of smiles and put on your . titude : "I am doing a glorious and 5. Be Prepared. Study the best one for all day. Clamp it on honourable work. I am glad to magazine until you are thoroughly tight so that it cannot fall off, no have a part in it. I know the peo- faqiliar with its contents and can matter what the test to be met. ple will be glad t receive the briefly cdl attention to that which o papers and glad to help such a 'seems most likely to be of interest 9. Be a Christian Psychologist. good work. I shall watch for inter- to your particular prospect. It is The power of suggestion serves to ested persons, and to each will give well to be fortified by reliable up- good advantage in Harvest In- a tract or a paper, and endeavour to-date statistics as to the extent gathering solicitation. A ten- tactfully to arrange for Bible and nature of the great work car- shilling note or a number of half- studies or other future contact." crowns held conspicuously it! the ried on 'by Seventh-Day Adven- hand while making the appeal will 3. Be Opthistic. It takes all tists, and to use tact in making use help to turn the mind of the pros- kinds of people to make a world, of this information. Questions will pect to the amount of donation and in Harvest Ingathering, as in be asked, false statements made, which is desired. A casual state- anything else, some will be pleasant aad unreasonable objections raised. ment that "every half-crown helps" and friendly and some may appear Never resort to argument. Simply will often forestall donations of gruff and unapproachable. Suppose state facts with a positiveness shillings, sixpences, or even someone flatly refuses to give, or which will be convincing. pennies. someone is unkind? Be sure to 6. Be Thorough. If working in Of course, no amount is too have a, smile for such a person, business districts, or from house to small to be accepted and appre- also a tract or a paper to present house, do not pass by any door. ciated, but as a usual thing people courteously to him. Tell him truth- Remember that you a r e on the are influenced by what others are fully that you are glad to meet King's business, and that H e has giving. Always carry some small him, and thank him just as sin- jewels hidden away in most un- change, and thus be prepared to cerely as though he were a friendly expected places. Not only jewels counteract the excuses of those contributor. Then hurry on to the of wealth, but jewels in souls wait- who say they have nothing smaller next house, undaunted, undisturbed, ing for light. than a pound or ten-shilling note. British Advent -Messenger SEPTEMBER 3,1937 and we trust that in the cities and Miles of Service towns where the Jewish people are located in the British Union Con- B y " One who lives to work for lepers" ference, the brethren and sisters will interest themselves in visiting WE are "listening in" to one of generous? Are you human? But our Jewish friends and neighbours our collectors who signs herself, before we can realize it we are during the 1937 Harvest Ingather- "One who lives to work for the speaking to them of the great cause ing with the Yiddish and Yiddish- lepers." We see her as she travels of God. We picture before them English issues, miles and miles up and down the surroundings in which our mis- The Ingathering magazine for streets, going from home to home. sionaries are working. We tell of this year is one of special in- Way out in the country going from the doctors and nurses who are terest to that people. The two village to village on behalf of the ministering to the needs of the suf- centre pages of the paper give a needy mission fields. Listen as she fering ones. We make our appeal. report .of the first World Jewish tells her experiences. That is answered, 'What, begging Congress ever convened by the "Oh ! the joy of God's sunshine again? I can't be bothered. I am literal seed of Abraham, in Geneva, from above and all around. It is too busy.' But as we explain our Switzerland, in August, 1936. the glory of Nature's silent witness mission, somehow in spite of them- Many of them will be glad for this of His love. Thoughts such as selves, they bring out a coin. Im- report. these entered our minds as we mediately we feel impressed to say, travelled through the countryside. We have also been told by the 'Don't you feel blessed, with such Spirit of prophecy that "Our destination reached, we a lovely house, and such a wonder- stepped forward with willing "Among the Jews are some who, ful garden surrounding you?' What like Saul of Tarsus, are mighty in hearts, hands, and feet, and with a is the answer? 'Blessed indeed, one prayer on our lips to God for His the Scriptures, and these will pro- must have somewhere to live.' How claim with wonderful power the blessing on our work. We think of true. Somewhere to live is all it the great cause of God and the immutability of the law df God. amounts to. They are enjoying The God of Israel will bring this needs of the lepers and others to God's wonderful beauties of whom our doctors are ministering. to pass in our day."-Ibid. nature, they are drinking in glori- Shall we not do all we can to What a revelation it is to us as we ous air, but they are self-centred meet face to face with-yes ! nice bririg"to them the light of this and satisfied in their own little truth in this year's Ingathering people, some not so nice, some corner with no thought for others, kind, others really cruel, happy magazine ? others for whom we are pleading. The Jewish New Year is Mon- people and sad ones. We are pray- Do they care whether they sleep or ing hard that God will open their day and Tuesday, September 6th eat or live, or are they just figures and 7th, and the Day of Atone- hearts and their pockets. of stone as those in the garden? "One hguse especially attracts ment 'is Wednesday, September "We pass on ever with a prayer our attention. It is surrounded by 15th. Please do not solicit on these for those people who, while they days, for 'the devout son of 'Abra- patches of marvellous colour, and live, somehow do not think of as we tread on the path leading up ham does no business on such others whom they might help. How to the door of the house, we gaze occasions. H e carries no money on many times a little discouraged, for a moment at the b e a ~ i e sof his person. sometimes sad, but never tiring as If you desire further copies of nature. W e listen in to theAhum- we press on our way inviting the ming of the bees who are busy the solicitor's outline for the In- people to help the great cause of going, in and out of the different gathering magazine, or if you want truth that is speeding on through flowers. The perfume that arises information in regard to making all' the world." somehow enters our very hearts contacts with these people, write to and souls, and we are lost in won- the Jewish Department, General der. ' Here and there a . butterfly Conference, Takoma 'Park, Wash- flits from plant. to plant, lending a Yiddish and Yiddish-English ington,. D.C., U.S.A. moving- picture to the scene. Our Ingathering for 1937 'May God greatly bless His peo- eyes have been busy. taking it all IN the book, Acts of the Apos- ' ' ple as they take up the Ingathering in. The blue of the sky, the various tles, we read concerning the work work this year. greens of - nature add the finishing to be accomplished among the Jew- S For the Jewish Department .. ' touch to the picture. -Above it all, ish people in these last days : F. C. GILBERT. the song of the birds, the rustling "In the closing proclamation of of the leaves in the gentle breeze; the Gospel, when special.work is to l . but listen! what is. it we hear? be done for classes of p e ~ p l e Notice Footsteps? Someone is coming out hitherto. neglected, God expects His THEWeston-super-Mare chur* of the house and down the garden messengers to take particular in- which meets at 10- New. Church path to meet us. terest in the Jewish people whom Road, Uphill, now holds its Sab-- "It is with fear and trembling they find in all parts of. the earth.'? bath-school - at .2:30 p.,m., and the that we look toward t-hem. Before -Page 381. preaching ,service follows at 3.30 we come face to face we quickly. .We believe Gad's servants desire pm. , wonder, -Are you kind? Are you to meet the Lord's expectations; G. H. BARTLETT, Treasurer. SEPTEMBER 3,1937 British Advent Messenger the Baptist Church resounded with a different note as the cry "Evange- SOUTH ENGLAND CONFERENCE ' lism ! Evangelism ! Evangelism !" President: Pastor R. S. Joyce rang seven times through the Ofice Address: Midland Bank Chambers, 506 Holloway Road, packed church. The large offering .. London, N 7 was concrete proof of the congre- Telephone: Archway 2666-7 gation's practical interest. Authentic Holloway Hall history fails to produce record of a larger Annual Meetings ministry to study and act upon the audience than that which listened advice of Paul in 2 Timothy 4 :1-5. THEREwas one thing lacking to Pastor Bond on Sunday evening, and one thing only in the South THE BAPTISM and to our Union president as he England Conference Session this IN this most joyous service, preached the closing sermon on year-chairs ! Of everything else Pastor A. K. Armstrong appro- Monday night. But preaching was that goes to make up a successful priately chose for his text, "Who not the only blessing enjoyed by conference there was an abundance are these arrayed in white robes?" the great concourse. Heaven itself -inspired preachers, fervent A large number of precious souls seemed housed in the long choir prayers, complete organization, witnessed publicly to their faith in seats when the Male Voice Choir generous hearts, glowing faces, the Lord Jesus. Brethren A. E. sang softly of its Saviour. warm handshakes, and a refreshing Bacon,. C. A. Reeves, and F. A. The MESSENGER would need en- group of little children. This was Spearing conducted the baptism. largement if we were to recount the best attended conference in the Pastor Bond concluded the service the totality of joys that flooded the history of South England. We and presented a copy of Steps to best of all South England annual could not help feeling that our peo- Clzrkt and the baptismal certificate gatherings. B.E.S. ple had been drawn together in to each candidate. Truly an inspir- such large iumbers by the guidance ing conclusion to a week-end of EARLY MORNING PRAYER MEETINGS of the Lord. blessedness. J.M.H. A s we all met at this great THE SABBATH-SCHOOL annual feast for power and bless- IT was a thrilling sight to see EVENING SERVICES ing, we took the early morning the Baptist Church packed for Sab- "BRING more chairs ! Bring hour each day for family worship. bath-school. The junior room also more chairs !" What a thrilling These meetings were well attended, was filled to capacity and the kin- whisper to pass around the porch ! and conducted by four of our dergarten had a happy time with The crowded church at the open- evangelists. their model lighthouse and indi- ing service, Thursday evening, was They led us to consider, from the vidual sand-trays. Space forbids a an inspiring sight. Through the Word, God's terms of blessing and detailed report of any one item, but president's God-given message we conditions of Spirit-filling. God is all thoroughly enjoyed every part heard the shout of the King among longing to bestow His blessings, of the programme, and demonstra- us. It was re-echoed in Brother but on our part must be humility ted their devotion to the cause by Bartlett's voice on Friday as he of mind, a seeking of His face, and the splendid offering. adjured the remnant to remain a turning from evil. If all were faithful even unto the fiery furnace. willing to receive the Spirit, all THE PREACHING SERVICE The Sabbath evening scene in would be filled. But this willing- PASTOR L. BOND, General C. the Conference representative, inspired this vast audience with his heart- felt message of reform. H e ap- pealed most earnestly to every Ad- ventist to establish and cherish the family altar in the home. Only so, said he, can we save our families. THE ORDINATION PERHAPS most awe-inspiring the meeting of the whole week-end was the service of ordination and con- secration on Sabbath afternoon, when Brother L. D. Vince was set apart for the ministry. Pastor H. W. Lowe solemnly admonished both people and the ministry, set- ting before us the ideal of personal righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness, that we might be able to fight the good fight of faith. H e exhorted the A combany of Ohose who attended the Young People's Rally. British Advent Messenger SEPTEMBER 3,1937 ness means yielded bodies, emptied conference was ended. They were DEVOTIONAL SERVICES' AND BIBLE hearts, a thirsting and asking for employed in expression-work illus- STUDIES it, and an unconditional surrender trating the 'meaning of lovhg our J. I. Robison "It is finished." of the will. neighbours; Careful consideration was given John 19:30 to our high privileges of being THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S RALLY - Keynote : VICTORY. labourers together with God. As THERE a very large gather- was THEdeath of Christ, to all ap- we came to our closing prayer ses- ing for the Young People's Rally pearances the failure of His cause, sion, we realized that we had, dur- when representatives of nearly was the greatest triumph the world ing this conference feast, received every society in the South England has ever seen. Satan, rebel and an abundance of good things, and Conference read a message of cour- accuser, was defeated for ever we searched the Word to find how age and hope based on the mottoes after a 4,000-year-old controversy. we could make all these realities in of the society they represented. God's law was vindicated, His jus- our lives. We found this to depend Pastor Bond, the speaker for the tice satisfied, with no diminishing on our attitude to the will of God hour, had the young people repeat of His mercy. Type met antitype. -obedience; our attitude of heart together the pledge which binds The way into the Holiest was made toward Him-humility ; gur atti- them into one society. H e was open that Christ's victory might be tude toward others-a forgiving happy to be a leader of such a body ours. spirit, full of love and sympathy; of young people as the Advent toward ourselves-not selfish but youth with such a high standard of breathing "Thy will not mine be living-the best young people in all L. A. V k i e "Hald fast." done" ; and a true understanding of the world, with not one smoking Rev. 3 : 11 the science of prayer. or using alcoholic liquors. They Keynote : TENACITY. Throughout the whole confer- are known and admired wherever THEworld tempts us to hold fast ence, much emphasis was put on they travel. He told of the trials to pleasure, money, our means of prayer. Earnest hearts pleaded that and hardships that young people livelihood. God urges us to hold we might seek His face as never are enduring in other lands to up- fast to the things of eternal value; before. Petitions were raised for hold the standard of truth, and our confidence in God as Creator; forgiveness of sin and a renewal what young people are accomplish- in Jesus as the only Saviour from of spiritual life. Special prayer ing in soul-winning. One young sin; in the Holy Spirit; in the was made for sick loved ones and girl of sixteen prepared forty-one Gospel; in the blessed hope. That those still in spiritual darkness. souls for baptism in an isolated vil- confidence must be based on a deep On Sabbath morning we were lage. The burden for souls was laid experience in the things of God. divided into prayer bands, led by upon her after she had been almost No amount of mental knowledge the workers, when every one in a burned to death with a hot iron by alone will suffice. large audience had the privilege of her father, who after seeing her As a reward, God holds out to lifting his heart in prayer to God. patient endurance gave his heart us a crown, not merely of gold, but The power of God was manifest tci God. of rejoicing, of righteousness, of and great blessing received. In response to an appeal, the glory and honour; above all, a young people stood to vow that crown of life. Our eternal life de- come what may, God should have pends on our holding fast with EVERY consideration was given all there is of them. Prayer was both hands. to the lambs of the flock. A special made on their behalf that God tent was erected at the rear of the would help them to serve loyally W. T . Bartlett church for the babies, and another with willing hand and heart. "Keeping Covenant ." for the juniors. Ministers, Bible- Neh. 9 :32. workers, church school teachers THE COMMUNION SERVICE and friends catered for the spirit- THE ordinances of the Lord's Keynote : COVENANT. ual needs of these lambs as they house were held for the isolated IN our frailty, the fact of God's talked to them on the wonders of members. immutability is a source of com- the Book and its Author, the.havoc The minds of these believers fort and strength. God made of the enemy, the restoration of all were again directed to the crisis covenants with His people to re- things, and their petsonal relation- hour in the life of our Saviour assufe them of His constancy. Of ship to God and the equipment H e when it was to be determined who old, a covenant was made or "cut" supplies for the warfare with sin. should rule the world, Christ or by dividing an animal and passing Organized walks and games were Satan; what should happen to the between the two parts. Our sins enjoyed by a happy group of junior peapl-e, salvation or extermination. have "cut" through Christ, the soldiers of the cross of Christ. Thanks be to God that it tesulted mediator of the new covenant. A special room was occupied by in salvation and strength. Christ Shall we not let God "cut;' through. the primary members of the Ad- by His death sought to bring a our hearts by His Word and Spirit vent family who must have enjoyed unity between man and his Maker, that our covenant with Him may the: Annual Conference as they and between inan and man. be complete, and that we may be would have enjoyed a seaside holi- A blessed time was .$petit in numbered among those who have day. One youngster wept on Mon- cammemoratiflg the servick of made a covenant with Him by day night when he was told the Christ to mankind. L. J.C. sacrifice ? SEPTEMBER 3,1937 British Advent Messimger 7 G. W . Baird "He endured, as seeing Him who is invisible." Heb. 11 :27. Keynote : ENDU~ANCE. THErace of life is won by en- durance, not by swiftness, strength, or cleverness. Some fail to endure because of others, but our salvation depends on our relation to God, and on our enduring to the end. It means standing alone as did Moses, Abraham, and many others, when there is no one to share the overwhelming burden, no one to care. A s Jesus steadfastly set His face toward death, so we may also endure by keeping our eyes fixed on "Him who is invisible." C. L. Bond Baptismal candidates and congregation.. "Sanctify them through Thy truth." John 17: 17 Keynote : SANCTIFICATION. power. We must let Him quicken BUSINESS SESSIONS SANCTIFICATION conver- follows us by His Spirit and revolutionize IT was a glorious sight to see so sion, and is the will of God for us us into the fullness of service. many present at the opening of the all without exception. It is a life- business session on Thursday night, long, progressive work, wrought in July 29th. After the roll call of the the heart and life by the Spirit of "The Lord hath need of him." delegates, we received two requests God. Jesus sanctified Himself that Mark 11 :3 from the newly-organized churches H e might reveal the glory of God Keynote : GIVING.. at Ealing and Clapham for admit- and save souls. W e are to follow ALL we have belongs to God. tance into the sisterhood of in His steps by allowing Him to Are we willing to give back to churches in the South England dwell in us. Him what H e has entrusted to our Conference. These were both Admit Christ. care as stewards? When God's granted by a unanimous vote in Submit to His will. servant comes to us and says, "The each case. Commit your life to Him. Lord wants your son, your On Ftiday morning encouraging Transmit His love and will to daughter, your money, your pro- repo;ts were heard from the presi- others. perty, your talent," how do we re- dent, treasurer, and the depart- Let US suppose that everyone spond ? mental leaders. These excellent re- could be persuaded to accept To all H e says, "Give Me thine ports called from our hearts an ex- Christ. If there were only one heart." As the humble ass upheld pression of deep gratitude to Gad, Christian and he gained another Jesus as H e rode into Jerusalem and a thanksgiving resolution was the first year, they two gained that all might see and praise Him, passed by the whole of the as- other two the following year, and so may we uplift Him in our lives sembly rising to their feet while so on, the world would be won in and service that men may be drawn Brother H. W. Lowe offered thirty-three years. Where do we to Him. prayer. stand ? In the afternoon resolutions C. L. Bond concerning the Medical Aid Plan H. W . Lowe "They forsook all, and followed and Colporteur Evangelism were "God our ~ufKciency."2 Cor. 3 :5,6 Him." Luke 5 : l 1 supported by Dr. B. A. William- Keynote : REVIVAL. Keynote : ABANDONMENT AC- AND son, and Brethren G. D. King, A. OURmessage is the same as that CEPTANCE. Warren, W. L. Emmerson, and of John the Baptist, "The kingdom GOD requires complete and un- A. W. Cook. Brother J. Rigby gave of heaven is at hand." Our work, qualified surrender of the whole an interesting talk on the work. of too, is the same as his, to make being. Only as we give our all can Granose Foods Limited. men "alive unto God." we receive H s all and be His dis- i As the hospital has been of in- The most potent argument ciples. estimable blessing to many of our against infidelity is fruitful evange- When we receive Christ we needy sick, we were admonished to lism-souls saved for God. The "lay hold on eternal life" and be- render our utmost financial sup- church is as a valley of dry bones. come sons and daughters of God. port. "Can these bones live?" Only by Then He can use us. There can The brethren from the Press the outpouring of the Spirit of be no half measures with God. very ably presented the literature God. God is with us. H e has all W.B. work. Its value was strikingly de- British Advent Messenger SEPTEMBER 3,1937 monstrated by the manager as he Courses were, strongly advocated breathing home air ; institutional called on severd to respond to'the by ~ r o t h k rBond. Brother Baird workers relieved of their labours ; question of how they first heard the encouraged us when he said that wives and children of those who message. We listened with interest there were -sixty to seventy young possessed them. Such was the to Brethren Cook and Emmerson. people of this conference who were mixed multitude gathered together A new training course for colpor- . clamouring to go t o College this for one unmixed purpose-the bet- teurs.was detailed by Brother King year. He informed us that since ter to know their Lord. This and qny who felt led to this blessed 1914 the College had graduated 200 knowledge was gained through ministry were invited to communi- worksrs. Is it my wonder that seven workers' meetings skilfully cate with him. after an appeal, a l a ~ g e sum was crowded into less than twenty-four Oize very commendable feature contributed to the Students' Aid hours by the energetic spirit and of the business sessions was the Pund? admirable organization of Pastor interest displayed. The resolutions R. S. Joyce. It was given by men on Evangelism and Harvest In- DISPLAY S-CHURCH SCHOOLS from the local, Union, Division, gathering were so popular that the OUR three church schools pro- and General Conferences. Our pre- delegates and members so far for- vided a pleasing display of neatly- sident showed the need of zeal to got themselves that they clapped kept exercise books apd good sam- make organization' live. Words tnthusiastically. Great enthusiasm ples of drawing and handicrafts- from Pastor C. L. Bond aroused was shown for the progressive plan woodwork, knitting, sewing, etc. A our possibly latent love for the to open' the unentered cities of this number of intriguing kalkidoscopes boys and girls for whom Christ conference with the message. The made by the children were soon died; vivacious fire from Brother members were invited to pray sold and orders taken for more. Babienco consumed all spiritual earnestly on behalf of the evange- mummies lying around ; Biblical lists that God will open up ways NEWBOLD COLLEGE wisdom from Pastor W. T. Bart- and provide means for greatly The goods on the Newbold stall lett inspired, comforted, and en- strengthening and extending the were a credit to the faithful work lightened each worker. work. Furthermore that we aim to put into them by the students. The next morning we hurried place an Evangelistic Box in every Members showed their appreciation back to be fed by Pastor Nord. home. A special offering for of value by buying socks at the Although he fully satisfied our evangelism was taken. The re- special conference price and many hunger, he gave our appetites such sponse was gratifying. others were attracted by the a keen edge that we were more The 3 2 per member Harvest In- various members of the famous than ready to receive the special- gathering gaal was again suggested "Zipp Family" of bags. ' ized food supplied by our World as our conference aim. It was also Young People's Leader, Pastor resolved that by careful organiza- GRANOSE FOODS C. L. Bond, and the final minister- tion we plan to complete the cam- As usual, the Granose Foods ex- ial message from Pastor H. W. paign by October 31st. This was hibit was a constant centre of in- Lowe. So mysterious was the col- voted by all standing to their feet terest, proving the continued popu- lective unity of the speakers' while Brother H. W. Lowe prayed larity of our health foods that look thoughts that it evoked one rever- that God's Spirit might ratify the and taste even better than ever. ent, unanimous explanation-the resolution in every member's ex- brooding presence of the Holy perience. STANBOROUGH PRESS Ghost. B.E.S. The Sabbath-school and Youth PERHAPS most gratifying the resolutions were timely and to the feature of all was the ~ o n d e r f u l point. We were again admonished reception given to our denomina- by the secretaries to put forth tional books. Young people's books First-Fruits from Ipswich earnest efforts by personal visits- seemed to be particularly favoured. "OH, the 'Seventh-Day Adven- tion to enrol every churchmember The demand for the two new tists are breaking up ! It won't be into the Sabbath-school and also books, Messiah and His Sc~.nct~af'y long before they leave Ipswich." encourage the daily study habit. by F. C. Gilbert, and The Spirz2 of So said an unfriendly local Brethren .C. L. Bond, F. W. Prophecy afid the Advent Move- minister recently to someone who Goodall, G. W. Baird, and E. R. ment by W. A. Spicer, far exceeded mentioned Pastor J. M. Howard's Warland spoke to the resolution to the supply, showing that there is a work to him. save our youth. We were shocked deep interest in these two import- l The minister concerned would and alarmed to learn that fifty- ant subjects. Sales in all depart- have been uncomfortably shocked seven per cent of our youth never ments broke previous records. and adequately silenced had he wit- become churchmembers. In this W.B. nessed a large double-decker bus, conference we have 400 juniors full of baptismal candidates, leave and 500 seniors, and parental co- WORKERS' MEETINGS Ipswich early on Sunday morning, operation was urged that these THEREwere seventy of us. July 18th) and had later in the day young people might be saved for Ministers with and without their peeped inside the Lowestoft Advent the Lord. The Missionary Volun- portfolios ; Bible-workers plus Church. He would have been sur- teer organization was continually notebooks, church school teachers prised to learn that half of that devkloping plans to help in this minus scholars ; office workers for- large congregation of despised Ad- most sacred task. The Progressive getful of routine; missionaries re- ventists were from Ipswich, and SEPTEMBER 3,1937 British Advent Messenger 9 ahat most of that large body of addressed both candidates and con- the singing of "Praise, my soul, baptismal candidates were the first- gregation on the necessity for and . the King of heaven" by Sister fruits of the much-abused work of significance of baptism. In later Porter, the congregation joining Brother J. M. Howard and his co- years his message will bring en- in the chorus. workers. But the minister was not couragement and assurance to The seven candidates were then there so he could not know ! those to whom it was particularly led to the baptistery, where Pastor But why travel to Lowestoft for addressed. Pastor Howard con- S. Joyce Sen. buried them with a baptism, you will wonder? Natur- ducted the baptism very ably, tell- our Lord in baptism, whilst the ally, it had been the desire of our ing some high points in the experi- congregation sang, "Just as I am, \ hearts to have an Adventist bap- ence of each candidate in accept- without one plea." Mr. Allen (bro- tism in Ipswich, but the Lord ruled ing the message. The whole meet- ther of our esteemed local leader) otherwise. The much-advertised ing was plentifully sprinkled with ably presided at the church organ. and scurrilous opposition early in bursts of well-chosen and fervently- Sabbath, July 3rd, was another the campaign resulted in all sung hymns and choruses, - con- very happy occasion, when six of churches with baptisterie,~closing ducted by Pastor L. A. Watson. the newly-baptized believers (one their doors to us, and we were After the baptism came the being away on holiday) received forced to seek the haven of the happy duty of welcoming the can- the right hand of fellowship and nearest Adventist church. And so didates into the fellowship of the were welcomcd into the church by July 18th found us in Lowestoft. remnant church. Three are to Pastor Joyce Sen., who also ad- T o those who had been through unite with the Carlton Colville dressed a suitable message to each the long battle of the past nine church, one with Lowestoft, one one and handed them a copy of months, the occasion was one for with Yarmouth, and thirty-three that helpful book, Steps to Christ, much personal rejoicing. Every with the conference church, to be after which he prayed earnestly one of the thirty-eight precious organized later as the Ipswich that they might be filled with the souls welcomed into the church church. Holy Spirit. We pray that this that day represented a battle and The workers of both Ipswich and good work may continue to grow a victory for Prince Emmanuel. Lowestoft wish to express their and that more souls may be won "Thanks be to God, which giveth gratitude to God for His unfailing to the truth of God. us the victory through our Lord grace revealed in these hard-won W. MRS. FLOATE, Jesus Christ." souls, and their thanks to our C h z m h Clerk. On six occasions we saw two or faithful believers everywhere for three together inf the water, and upholding their hands in prayer four more couples were added by during the long months of conflict. baptism and vote. Husbands and There are yet about ten more Baptism at Clapham wives, mothers and daughters, Sabbath-keepers in Ipswich prepar- SABBATH, 1&h, was a high July aunts and nieces, covenanted to- ing for a later baptism, and a num- day for Clapham. Eight souls were gether to walk in the steps of the ber more interested ones for whom added to the church, five by bap- Master, encouraging each other as we beseech your prayers. tism, two by virtue of previous they go. Three of the young "Brethren, pray for us." baptism and one was received in, people baptized plan to enter New- A. J. MUSTARD. subject to baptism at a future date bold in September--one is already should the physical condition of there. So the work of God hastens this dear sister improve. Not on. The souls won in Ipswich in Baptism at Cambridge having building of our own, the 1937 will, if the Lord tarries, be THEevening of June 30th was service was conducted by Pastor sowing the same seed and reaping a time of rejoicing for the Advent F. A. Spearing at the Wimbledon similar harvests in other fields. band at Cambridge, where a num- church. We feel this opportunity Praise God that this is so! ber of precious souls were addec! should be taken of thanking the Almost every stage in life was to it by baptism. deaconesses for the help rendered represented. Saintly old silvery- This sacred rite was adminis- on this occasion. haired ladies followed their Lord tered in the Arbury Road Baptist W e ask the prayers of the Ad- with trembling steps; one elderly church, kindly lent to us by the vent family for these dear people, brother, the father of our Carlton Christian courtesy of its minister. that grace may be given them to Colville church elder, trod the path Sixty or more Adventists and remain faithful until the great his son had taken some years be- their friends (including the Baptist day of Christ's appearing. fore ; husbands and wives, fathers minister) were present to witness D.C. + C + and mothers, walked together, the baptism. praying that their children would The conference president, Pastor one day follow; and young men R. S. Joyce, having satisfied him- Baptism at Southampton and women, earnest, enthusiastic, self that the candidates understood THE promise of Jesus to meet obeyed the call of Christ with their duty in view of the steps with those who gather together in youthful directness and energy. they were taking, handed them the His name was fulfilled to those The service was simple and beau- baptismal cards to sign,' aften who met with us on Sunday, July tiful, and blessed with the Spirit's which he delivered a soul-stirring * 18th, to witness the baptism of presence. Pastor R. S. Joyce addr~ess on baptism, followed by nine precious souls. The service British Advent Messenger SEPTEMBER 3,1957 was conducted by Pastor A. K. help they have so freely given. We are showing a further gain in Armstrong who very earnestly ex- have others who are deeply inter- literature sales of $252. horted the candidates to place their ested in the message and we trust Again let me enlist the prayers full trust in Jesus and by faith ac- they will take their stand soon. of our people for these faithful cept and claim His precious pro- Another member has been added, self-sacrificing door-to-door book mises. Memories of the beautiful by vote, to the church. workers, who sow the seed of truth service will remain long in the We solicit your prayers for this from which in due time there will minds of the candidates and friends corner of the Lord's vineyard. be an abundant harvest, when present. Southampton has been a That our dear Saviour may see the watered by the Holy Spirit in the hard field, but even here God's travail of His soul and be satisfied lattef rain. children heed His voice and take with the precious souls won to During the redistribution of their stand for His truth. Him is the earnest prayer and aim workers at the Union session, al- Faithful work has been done by of Pastor A. K. Armstrong and the though we lost Brethren S. G. our members; we appreciate the writer. M. CLEMENTS. Hyde and E. E. Craven from the evangelistic force, they were re- placed by younger workers, and we received the strong help of Brother B. Belton in the Field Missionary NORTH ENGLAND CONFERENCE Department, and Brother H. T. M President: Pastor 0. . Dorland Johnson in the Sabbath-School, Ofice Address: 22 Zulla Road, Mapperley Park, Nottingham Young People's, and Home Mis- Te'lephone : Nottingham 6312 sionary Departments. We appre- ciated the work of our previous secretaries in these departments, President's Report for 1937 burden having been put upon their but we feel that the Lord has given THISis the fourth year that it hearts by the Holy Spirit. to us here in the north special has been our privilege to report We are pleased to report good blessings, and we are a happy office for the North England Conference. increases in our finances for the family. These have been years of happy last year. Our total income in tithe We have in addition to the work- service in the cause, although they amounted to 38,041. 16s. 10d.; this ers at headquarters, seven ordained have brought problems and per- is a gain of $427. 17s. 7d. for the ministers, three licentiates, eleven plexity in conference administra- year. Sabbath-school offerings lady Bible-workers, six young men tion and finance. reached the total of 321,458, a gain workers, and twenty-three colpor- of 371 over 1935. Harvest In- teurs. There is a total .of thirty- We are pleased to be able to gathering was a record, reaching three on the conference pay roll. report that our workers are of by December $3,705-a gain for During 1936 the workers good courage although they find it the year of $232. Our total offer- preached 3,000 sermons and held difficult to do adequate advertising ings reached a record sum of 1,433 other meetings. They gave and meet the rents for needed halls $5,581-a gain of $321. 3,000 Bible studies and paid 21,000 to carry on their work with the We are grateful to God and our missionary visits. restricted budgets we are able to people for these good increases in W e trust that from this confer- allow for evangelism. The indiff er- funds, and feel as a conference ence session the workers and mem- ence among the people toward that we are doing something to bers will return to their churches spiritual things makes it difficult sustain our missionaries, and carry and fields of labour with renewed to obtain an interest. the message that we all love to courage in the Lord, and with a those who sit in heathen darkness. determination born of heaven to Last year we added by baptism finish the work in the power of the 105, by vote 25, a total of 130; we We also desire the prayers of our people that these consecrated Holy Spirit. 0. M. DORLAND. received by letter from other fields 50. We lost by letter 58; by death moneys may be used with- wisdom 22; by apostasy 60, leaving us with and discretion in maintaining and a net gain of 40, so that our mem- forwarding the cause of truth Report of Departments bership at the close of 1936 stood m o n g the nineteen million in our for 1936 at 1,795. By the close of June this own conference. (1) The Sabbath-School Depart- year we had baptized and added Our literature work during the med, by vote a further ninety-two mem- year had a struggle to maintain LET US first consider the Sab- bers. We are hoping that the "Win its position, but we are thankful to bath-school. As we have visited One" Campaign will result in a say that by the close of the year the sixty schools, we have received number of souls being won to the we were showing a gain of $90. much inspiration both from the truth by our lay members. Many Altogether $8,372. Is. 9d. worth study and from the wonderful in- cards have been returned to the of literature was disposed of in terest you have shown in the mis- conference office by those who the territory of the conference foli sions programme, demonstrated by have determined, with the Lord's the twelve months. your liberal ,offerings. help, to labour and pray for the We are happy to report that tlp It is also very gratifying to salvation of certain individuals, the to the close of June this year we know that our workers are encour- SEPTEMBER 3,1937 British Advent Messenger aging the new as well as the older tage meetings were held and 1,209 Our young people threw in the believers, both by precept and ex- Bible readings were given during strength of their youth and did ample, to attend Sabbath-school. the year under review. Yet we are valiant service in the cause of mis- Thus the new believers are re- confident that had all reported, a sions. ceiving that grounding in the truth much larger figure would be seen. W e thank God for a willing which will make them loyal 7,767 missionary visits were made people and ascribe all praise to Seventh-Day Adventists. And and nearly 700 friends were Him who giveth the increase. those who have been longer in the brought to the meetings. way are being instructed and built We are glad to report a sub- (4) Young People's Department. up in the blessed truth. This must stantial advance in welfare work have a reflex influence on all the Our children and youth are a of 535 items. blessed heritage from the Lord and other activities of the church. While the literature work shows we are happy to tell of an increase With an increased Sabbath- evidence of activity, yet we regret 05 three in the number of societies, school membership of twenty-nine, to see a decrease by our laymen in bringing the total to twenty-eight ; the total now stands at 1,846. this most important branch of the an increase of thirty-two in the The reports show an average at- evangelistic work. total membership of young people tendance of 1,321, while for per- We are glad to tell you that souls in the churches, while there are fect attendance and daily study, are being won to the truth as a now 160 more in the M.V. Societies 959 credit cards were issued and result of the work done by our than in 1935. The average atten- 154. ribbons. brethren and sisters. dance has also increased by forty- There is, however, one item on seven. our report which shows an increase (3) Harvest Ingathering. Great was our rejoicing when W e are glad to report that six- which we deplore, and one which teen young people followed their gives us grave concern, that is, the we issued our first Harvest In- number of missing members. There gathering bulletin for 1936, which Lord through the waters of bap- showed a per capita of 9/6-re- tism. May our heavenly Father . a r e 338, or nineteen per cent of our total church membership, who presenting an increase of $77 on grant wisdom, patience, and sym- fail to link up with us in these the first bulletin of 1935. Then the pathetic understanding to our studies. figures began to creep up steadily parents and leaders as they en- The financial standing of our week by week. Twenty-five per deavour to guide our youth into a schools is excellent and we thank cent of the full goal in the first full Christian experience. God for a generous people. week, thirty-two per cent in the They were responsible for con- The gifts during the twelve Sab- second, forty-five per cent in the ducting 168 cottage ineetings and baths of 1936 amounted to £1,086, third, fifty-eight pes cent in the gave ninety-three more Bible and for the Thirteenth Sabbath to fourth, and in the fifth week, sixty- studies than in 1935-a total of $371, making a grand total of seven per cent. Then Newbold 339. In their visitations they also £1,458, or an increase of 3371 over came in with $456 in three days. show an increase of 102. 1935. What an amazing feat! This The medical side of their work This figure includes S26 in brought us up to seventy-six per shows increased activity, a total of Birthday Offerings. This is an in- cent of the final. I well remember 1,240 treatments being given, which crease of $12. 11s. 9d. The In- one of the young lady students is an advance of 659. vestment Fund amounted to just who could hardly speak half a They have al,so been very busy over $4 and the Home Division dozen words of English, asking on selling our truth-filled literature sent in $128. the second day that she might be and giving away tracts. This item The young people at Nottingham permitted to accompany a party. alone shows an increase of nearly were responsible for six shillings She went forth armed with the 10,000 over the previous year. of the Investment Fund, having usual collector's equipment, less a W e are glad to see by the made and sold twenty covers for good flow of language, but plus a financial statement that the M.V. Sabbath-school pamphlets. very happy, winning smile. W e offering for foreign mission work Our Sabbath-school work is wish you could have seen her when has increased by 6 11s. Od., most important and we must strive she returned after a wet day- bringing the total figure to for a yet higher standard in study tired but still smiling-with £39. 2s. 6d. and sacrifice, that we may be better twenty-eight shillings. This is excellent when we con- equipped for the finishing of the It is interesting to note that out sider that many of our young folk task that our heavenly Father has of a total membership of 1,755, earn little or no money and also assigned to us. 1,040 took part in this campaign have many activities in societies and the average amount per work- which call for their financial sup- ing member was $3. 10s. Od. Our port. (2) Home Missionary Departmertt. earnest desire is that the remain- Praise God for such a noble From the membership of 1,773, ing 700 members who did not do band of young men and women, for approximately 600 are reporting anything in the 1936 campaign may we need fearless, courageous, regularly, or thirty-four per cent take heart and by the help of God strong young lives to help finish of the full membership. This is a come to the assistance of their the Gospel work in the earth. S - slight increase over 1935. faithful brethren and sisters in this Another activity of our Young The report shows that 892 cot- forthcoming campaign. People's Department is the annual British Advent Messenger SEPTEMBER 3,1937 camp. This was held in conjunc- being that excellent publication, Brother and Sister Binks in the tion with our Union Conference Our Wonderful Bible. Sheffield district. Session and we believe that more Under the blessing of God the "I love the canvassing work," of our youth should plan to take results so far this year are even says Miss M. Lees, who has been their holidays in these camps, for better, for in the first six months a regular colporteur three years there, under ideal conditions, in 3,387 copies of our various sub- and more. As evidence that this ideal company, they will become scription books have been sold, an expression is no mere flight of better acquainted with their increase of 632 over the corres- feeling, her average weekly can- heavenly Father as Creator and ponding period of 1935. vassing hours is thirty-three. W e sustainer of the universe. Think for a moment what is in- commend her on setting such a They will also be strengthened to volved in this line of work. T o sell worthy example. meet the battle of life by these those 6,075 books last year about Among the part-time workers periods of "coming apart" from the 40,000 exhibitions would be made are two most interesting cases. world and spending time with those by the colporteurs. Sister L. Jones is so adjusting her whose life interest is the welfare The canvass they are taught to domestic duties as to allow her to of our youth. use as they exhibit the book is so be free to spend fifteen or more All the activities connected with arranged that even where an order hours each week in the work she the various departments of the is not forthcoming, a sermonette now enjoys immensely. Her recent work bring happiness and we are calculated to stir the soul and im- testimony should inspire others of good courage and face the plant some seeds of eternal truth who may be hesitating to enter the future confident that Jesus will is given to bless by its influence. canvassing work. "I was never so guide, lead, and sustain. This happened in 40,000 homes last happy or healthy in my life," she Evangelism in our Sabbath- year, states. school work, evangelism in our 40,000 sermons a year by the col- Then there is the case of Home Missionary activities, and porteurs ! How immeasurable are Brother A. J. Clarke of Stoke-on- evangelism in our Young People's the possibilities of a work like this ! Trent. With the acceptance of the. work, is our aim. We would that more of God's truth was born within him a strong H. T. JOHNSON. people were entering into the desire to take it to his fellow-men. privileges of such a blessed minis- But a business of his own allowed try. him little or no time for any out- Report of Colporteur Work During 1936 the average num- side responsibilities. However, so ber of regular colporteurs at work keen was he to obey the inward INtaking over the leadership of was twenty-one, of whom fifteen the colporteurs in North England were engaged in canvassing with monitor that, after prayerful study, last September, I was conscious the bound books. In the summer, he rearranged his affairs, which that my predecessor, our dear fourteen students from Newbold enabled him to devote some time Brother Davies, had done a good College entered the work, a fair every week to definite missionary work before me. W e are glad that number of scholarships resulting. work. The large book, Bible Read- he and his family like our northern ings, appealed to him as a well- The later months of the year proved soul-winner, and we are people and climate so well that they saw our ranks augmented by are remaining with us as members Brethren D. Davies and C. L. glad for the fifty-two orders he of this conference. has already taken in his home ,Kelly, and the stamp of experience town. Evidence of the unfailing bless- which they give to our work is ing of God on the faithful work of One of this year's recruits is much appreciated. G. F. Schultz, a German brother. His servants is again clearly seen, Some features of outstanding for the sales of all classes of His abounding earnestness and interest deserve special mention in zeal more than make up for any literature reached an excellent total this report. -slightly above that of the pre- language handicap, and he is So far this year Brother Kelly reaching many prominent citizens vious year. The actual figures are : has secured orders for Our Won- 1935-38,281 1936-$8,372 in Leicester with Our Wonderjhl derful Bible at an average of Bible. We pray that God will con- Gain-$91 thirty-seven per week. While the rise or fall of the tinue to bless his work there. pounds, shillings, and pence con- Brother Halstead is still working The supreme objective of the stitutes the thermometer by which the same territory that he first en- literature ministry is, of course, the we can readily judge the progress tered seventeen years ago, and in winning of men and women "from of our literature distribution, and which he has placed thousands of darkness to light, and from the we must of necessity recognize this our standard subscription volumes. power of Satan unto God, that they in presenting a report, it is the The later work of the minister- may receive forgiveness of sins, spiritual aspect we are to keep ever ing brethren in the Manchester and inheritance among them which prominently before us. area will surely reap the harvest are sanctified." This lifts the col- With this thought in mind it is from this faithful sowing of the porteur work high above all other gratifying to record that last year Gospel seed. lines of business. our colporteur-evangelists placed Similarly do we value the many Our literature evangelists close in the homes of North England years of faithful service of Brother their ears to any voice which would 6,Q75 bound books, 4,145 of these Woodfield in Liverpool, and tend to minimize the importance of SEPTEMBER 3,1937 British Advent Messenger 13 their work, or that would rob them Darlington aging. We are indeed well blessed of this glorious incentive. in this respect. WE are indebted to our heavenly "Is it books?" snapped a person And now we come to our real Father for His continued blessing one day as we made the introduc- objective in writing this to you. and help in Darlington. To give tion at her door. "Mrs. Scott, our In Darlington we have eight men some indication of how the meet- purpose reaches far beyond any- with families sorely perplexed over ings are still being attended we thing like that and is much more the difficulty with the Sabbath and can report that last Sunday, July important." "Well, then, you may their work. We earnestly ask that 25th, our hall was well filled. There come in," she replied. An order you will pray for these good men. were 125 chairs down and they resulted, and the lady, recently were nearly all taken. The local Do not pray in a general way, but bereaved, readily agreed to kneel please, if you will, make special membership is seven, so most of at the close of the interview while mention of this matter. those attending the services are we prayed God's blessing on her May God richly bless all His nonmembers. Many of the inter- and her later study of the truth. people as they go forward in His ested ones are away on holiday. name to win souls for His king- Her thanks were again heartfelt Apart from the notice outside the dom. S. G. JOYCE. on delivery day and we feel sure hall we have not done any adver- that the copy of Our Wonderful tising for months now. Just a few Bible she bought will be carefully weeks ago we commenced a Sab- read. Possibly another soul will bath-school for the new people and Publicity thereby accept the Advent light. already have an enrolment of just of READERS the MESSENGER will We trust so. on fifty. be interested to have word from us Our hearts are cheered as we A very happy relationship has in our North England Camp. We learn of four more persons being always existed between all the are enjoying splendid weather and added to the church through the members in this northern district the young people are all enjoying colporteur work. Brethren Bene- and ourselves. From West Hartle- the experience of camp life. field and Holloway were instru- pool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, and W e ape also having quite a good mental in bringing the truth to Darlington the mem%ers will attend deal of publicity and we pass on an these dear souls, and at recent any special meeting in the district extract from a local paper which baptismal services they joined the and enjoy real Christian fellowship we know will interest our readers. churches in Newbold and Ilkeston together. When the effort fir,st "During the week-end and all respectively. commenced in Darlington the next week there will be a vege- It must be that in all parts of Middlesbrough church frequently tarian colony at a popular little the field others will come "over the hired a bus to bring along all who seaside resort known as Silecroft, line" in due course. Our part is to wanted to come to Darlington. favoured by many Kendal people. take courage from such evidences Some will even cycle the thirty- They will be able to see for them- and to press on with fresh vigour five miles to meet with us here. A selves what tasty dishes can be - i n the work allotted to us. splendid spirit exists in the new prepared from a couple of coco- Middlesbrough church. nuts and a scarlet runner." Surely now is the time to cut loose from all interests of less im- Because of our strong stand for At o u r open-air meeting on truth and the drawing away of Sabbath evening we obtained the portance and to enter the sacred calling of literature evangelism ! some of their members, we met names of quite a number of people The appalling needs all about us with much opposition from local who were interested in the talks should make an earnest appeal to theologians. But without exception and also had a visit from many of our hearts. We therefore urge these all apologized when we them in our service on Sunday every able-bodied and consecrated talked with them. In some cases evening. H. T. JOHNSON. member of the church to enter for we made the apology as public as training under the new scheme. their untruths had been, and this effectively prevented any too harm- In closing we wish to state that ful results. We always, without Erratum visiting and helping our colpor- exception, had the most friendly WE are asked by the treasurer t e U r s i n t h e i r house-to-house dealings in all our business and of the South England Conference ministry affords us much joy and other contacts. So much so that to announce that the figure re- we plan to do all within our powers when we moved to Darlington the ported in the BRITISH ADVENT to continue this practical assist- business men sent their representa- MESSENGER dated August 6th for ance. tives along asking that we continue tithe increase during the 2nd quar- Eagerly pursuing this course we to do business with them. ter of 1937 over the corresponding have, during the current year, Our assistants in the Bible work quarter of 1936 should not have travelled upward of 3,000 miles been 285. 2s. 9d., but 3185. 2s. 9d. are particularly good. The good and slept in twenty-six different ED. Christian spirit they always mani- beds ! fest, their careful conscientious at- + . C + Thank you all for your prayers tention to the business of soul- "THERE a quietness in the con- is on behalf of the colporteurs. saving, and their constant loyal at- fident spirit that makes its own im- B. BELTON. titude is very helpful and encour- pression on others." 14 British Advent Messenger S E P T E M B E R 3, 1937 WELSH MISSION rcccnt months, and one more will be added shortly. Sarperirztendent : Pastor S . George Hyde Ofice Address: "Ventnor," Ty-Glas Road, Llanishen, Cardiff I would like to thank all the Telephone : Llanishen 600 church officers. and members who - have assisted in the work; especi- ally the lay-preachers who have Barry, Caerphilly, and Porth latter end of December, 1935, nine taken meetings, not forgetting the souls united with us in church valuable services of Miss Taylor JULY 21st was a date we had for three months at Caerphilly, of fellowship-eight at Cardiff and looked forward to for several Miss Anderson at Barry for a few one at Barry. weeks as the date of our baptismal months before she left Wales for Before we finished the effort at service in our church at Newport. the metropolis, and those of Sister Cardiff, we commenced an effort in W e were sorry that Pastor S. G. Cooper in her spare time. Caerphilly in the month of Novern- Hyde, the superintendent of the ber, 1935. We were not able to We invite the MESSENGER family Welsh Mission, could not be with give this effort all the attention it to pray that the members new and us, as he was attending the Con- called for, but in July, 1936, nine old, with us, may grow in grace ference Presidents' Council at souls were added to the church- and the knowledge of our Lord and Stanborough Park. However, we four at Cardiff, three at Caerphilly, Saviour Jesus Christ, so that when were very happy to have the and two at Earry. Jesus comes we all may meet in presence and help of Pastor July, 1937, eleven more have God's eternal kingdom of bliss. H. K. Munson. The writer ex- amined the candidates on our points been added to the churches where T. H. COOPER. of faith in the vestry. Then Pas- tor Munson addressed the congre- (.ation in the church, basing his b remarks on 1 Corinthians 10 : 1-11. Field Missionary Depar~me.rt H e emphasized the fact that the Seci-etaries: Union ... ... ... ... G. D. King Exodus of Israel was a type of the South ~ n & & d ... ... ... ... A. W. Cook Advent movement, and that God North England ... ... ... ... B. Belton would be our helper in every time of need. After the address the writer led Learning and Earning As the first session of the course eight precious souls through the As anticipated, considerable in- begins on September 12th, prospec- sacred waters of baptism and tive candidates should write im- terest has been aroused by the an- closed the meeting with a prayer mediately either to the local con- nouncement of the special Train- that those who had been baptized ing Course for colporteurs. At the ference office or to the Union of- with water might be baptized with fice, Stanborough Park. recent annual meetings the plan the Holy Spirit and kept faithful G. D. KING. was outlined and as a result a good until Jesus comes. number of inquiries have been rc- On the following Sabbath and ceived. It would appear that there Sunday, those who had been bap- will be little difficulty in securing tized, with three others who had the twelve candidates for the com- Training Course for already been baptized, were re- mencement of the course on Sep- Colporteurs ceived into church fellowship-six tember 12th. However, in view of REAI-IZINGthat Gospel Sales- a t Caerphilly, four at Barry, and the fact that many of our members manship is a specialized form of one at Porth. At the close of the throughout the field were not in service, calling for a technique meeting at Caerphilly, another attendance at the meetings, we are which in most cases can only be brother, who had been baptized taking this opportunity of bringing acquired after considerable instruc- previously, expressed a desire to to their notice some particulars of tion from an experienced tutor, unite with us in fellowship. the plan. and from practical work in the W e take this opportunity to say One great need in the British field, the following special training goodbye to all the good friends we Union is not only for more colpor- course has been endorsed by the have met in South Wales, as we teurs, but for better trained soul- British Union Conference Com- leave for the north of the Princi- winning colporteurs who will carry mittee : pality. It does not seem long since the banner of truth into the un- 1 Specially selected candidates G February, 1935, when we came to entered towns and cities of our for the literature ministry will be take charge of the churlches at Car- land, acting as a great advance enrolled for a three months' course diff and Barry. Immediately we guard in the forward move of under the direction of the Field arrived we commenced a small ef- evangelism. For that reason this Missionary Department. fort at Cardiff, using the church- plan has been devised, offering an 2. Trainees enrolled will receive members in place of a Bible opportunity to all suitahle men m c l a Learner's Allowance during worker. As a result of our united women who should enter this soul- training at the following rates : labours, together with God, at the winning ministry. Single men 30/- weekly. SEPTEMBER 3,1937 British Advent Messenger Married men 40/- weekly, plus Thursday evening a t which allow- er W ~ ~ ~ ~ m s . - S i s t Williams fell asleep at the age ~ f ~ s i x t y , July 11, 1937. She on 10/- room allowance when away ance cheques will be paid. first became interested through the writer preaching from a Methodist pulpit. She from home. 9. Each Monday the following was baptized by Pastor T. H. Cooper. Unemployment Insurance a n d must be sent regularly to The Stan- Many in her district will miss her earnest spirit. She leaves a husband and son to Health Insurance will also be paid. borough Press Ltd. (1) Report of mourn their loss. The funeral service was held in her house by the local Methodist 3. Proceeds from all sales made orders taken and books delivered. minister. She was laid to rest in the (2) Stock report. (3) Cash for Parish Churchyard a t Earlsland, where. the during training will be turned over vicar of the parish performed the last rites. to The Stanborough Press Ltd. literature delivered. (4) New or- A. WOOD. der. s ~ x ~ ~ . - - W i t h much regret we report the 4. The Stanborough Press will death of Sister E. Smith, which occurred reserve for the trainee all earnings 10. Permanent territory will be on August 5, 1937. She was one of our oldest members in Norwich. Our dear sister in excess of his weekly allowance assigned at the completion of the was laid to rest on August 12th in the training and trainees will enter the Rosary Cemetery, there to awajt the Life- and insurances as capital with giver on the resurrection mornlng. which to purchase supplies df regular colporteur work on the G. ELLIS,Church Clerk. usual fifty per cent basis. WHITE.-It is with deep sorrow and literature when the course is com- regret that we. announce the death of pleted and regular colporteur work 11. Where the trainee fails to Sister Mary Jane White, who passed peacefully away on June 29, 1937, aged is entered. c o m p l y with the regulations eighty-one years. She was a member of governing the plan, or does not the Salvation Army prior to accepting the 5. Regular working hours total- Sabbath truth under the ministry of Pastor ling forty per week will be ar- S h o W reasonable promise, the Douglas Armstrong in 1916. The funeral service was conducted at the Romford ranged by the local Field Mission- course may be terminated on a Evangelical Free Church, Brentwood Road, week's notice. by Pastor C. A. Reeves, assisted by the ary Secretary in charge. Weekly Rev. E. J. Fidge. Our pastor paid a high allowance will be paid only on 12. Candidates should fill in the tribute t o the noble and consistent character of Sister White, which had won for her condition that the weekly pro- colporteur's application form and much respect from the members of other sign the following : denominations. She was laid to rest in gramme of hours is rigidly adhered Romford Cemetery on July 3rd, there to to by the trainee. await the resurrection morn. Two sons and two daughters are left to mourn their 6. Territory for the course will loss. ALFREDJEFFERISS, Leader. be assigned by the Field Mission- am desirous of availing myself of ary Secretary in the vicinity of .. Nottingham o r London. the privileges of the Special Train- ing course for Colporteurs and The SABBATH 7. Candidates should memorize agree to the conditions and regtlla-. and the SABBATH DAY the printed canvass and become tions governing the Course. The author, Elder Arthur W. Spalding, says: "This book is frankly written for thoroughly acquainted with the Seventh-Day Adventists, and especially for book advised by the Field Mission- Signed ..................................... Seventh-Day Adventist young people. But it is equally good for people who a r e not ary Secretary before travelling to Address ................................. Seventh-Day Adventists, because the Sab- bath belongs to all. . . . There is all too the training centre. little of Sabbath-keeping." 8. Attendance a t Weekly Sales- The many helpful suggestions on Sabbath- keeping will aid you to make the Sabbath manship Class will be required each day "glorious in opportunity and in Rower, a rest, an inspiration, and a delight. Bound in attractive pa er covers, only 1/6, P post ree. Order from the Stanborough Press Ltd., Watford, Herts. Advertisements CLEWS.-Sister Clews passed peacefully Him, and He will save us." She was laid to her rest on June 29th, after a long ill- to rest in the Western Cemetery, the ser- MANY T H A N K S to all the S.D,A'r, ness, patiently borne, a t the age of seventy- vice being conducted by Pastor W. who have responded t o our advertisement nme years. She accepted >he truth through Lennox. She leaves behind a faithful hus- for Printing. Our e%~ansion will help the the influence of her slster, Mrs. Bell, band to mourn his loss. movement. "Success Printing Service, tweny-one years ago, and was baptized by E. TAYMR, Church Clerk. Portslade, Brighton. Pastor Gillatt a t Worcester. After six WANTED S.D.A. young lady, situation by years, when Pastor F. C. Bailey held a n WARD.-In the earl hours o Thursday f as shop assistant or general help in house effort in Bromsgrove, a company was morning, July 29th, &:er S. L. Ward of and shop work. (Experienced.) Apply in formed, of which she became a member. the Holloway church went quietly to sleep. first instance to Pastor T. H. Cooper, 9 She was a lovely character, and loved For some time she had been suffering from Heathway, Cardiff. by all who knew her. She was always heart trouble. Had she lived a few more -- faithful in both the greatest and smallest days she would have reached the ripe a g e THE Editor acknowledges with thanks the affairs of the company. Our sister was of seventy-five. Tuesday morning, receipt of the following: The Lord's Tithe, laid t o .rest in Bromsgrove Cemetery on August 3rd In the presence of relatwes, 10/-, B.J.H. L uly 3rd, there t o await the coming of the ife-giver. We shall miss her sorely, but her memory will be always cherished. W e friends, and churchmembers, she was laid to rest in the Finchley .Cemetery, to await the call of the Llfe-glver. She will be - - - extend to her husband and relatives our missed by the members of the church, but SUNSET CALENDAR sincere sympathy. M. E. BROOMFIELD. they look for that day, so soon t o dawn, Lon'n Not'm Car'ff Edin Bel't when all partings will be over. Hasten on, Sept. 10th 7.27 7.32 7.39 7.42 7.52 VINTON.-We deeply regret to announce glad day! E. ALFRED BACON. Sept. 17th 7.12 7.17 7.25 7.26 7.37 the death of Sister A. Vinton of the Hull church, who passed away on Jul 15th, a t DOWN.-On June 5, 1937, Sister Down the age of seventy-nine. Sister d n t o n was baptized a t Ulceby some forty-eight years passed peacefully-to rest, after a very try- Ing illness, patiently and courageously BRITISH 'A D V E N T MESSENGER ago and had been associated with the Hu!l borne. A very ener etic Christian, full of church twenty-five years. Durmg all thls good works, .she wil? be missed in all the Published fortnightly on Friday for time she has been most zealous in her church activ~ties. She leaves a. husband the British Union Conference of work for God. H e r whole desire and joy and daughter who wait with patlence and Seventh-Da Adventists by The in life was in s eaking a word whenever joy for the day when they wdl be united ~ t a n b o r o u g x P r o s Ltd.. Watford, and wherever sge could and seeking to to theit loved one. She was ba tized on Herts. win souls for the Master. W e know she October 12, 1912, by Pastor S. G. %aughey, sleeps i n Jesus and believe that when He and in her quiet way has been used to 7oPy for next issue.-September 9th. appears In the clouds of heaven she wlll bring many to her Saviour. Brother Leslie be among those who will be able to say, Hardinge conducted the funeral service at "Lo, this is our God, we have waited for Efford Cemetery. M. E. BUNKER. British Advent Messenger SEPTEMBER 3,1937 South England Conference Field Missionary Secretary's Report for 2936 ONE day one of our colporteurs good brother has put in an average and invited him in. She said, "I was selling Our Day in the Light of forty-three hours per week. was just about to put my head in of Prophecy in Essex. He met a Right here in the city of London the gas oven when the doorbell young man who was inquiring and the highest sales were made, and rang. Another moment and it wondering if there was an answer this was done in territory which would have been too late !" From to the perplexing problems of this the colporteur has been working his book the colporteur was able age. The colporteur-evangelist sold for the past eleven years. We re- to bring new hope to this troubled him the book and went on his way. joice with them in these most won- soul. She became an Adventist. Daily the young man prayed for derful achievements in the history ' Let me close this brief report light and God heard his prayer. of our work. with the words of one of our young H e read the book through, sent to We must say a word of appre- colporteurs, who had won his first the publishers for a copy of Daniel ciation of the splendid work done soul through the literature ministry. and the Revelation and T h e Lord's by our faithful lady colporteurs. "How wonderful to see some re- Day, the Test of the Ages, as ad- ' One writes in to say, "After twelve sults. . . . My gratitude to God vertised in Ozcr Day. Through years of service my love for the knows no bounds, for no greater these books he took his stand for colporteur work is stronger than reward could be given . . than . God's Sabbath. H e thought he was ever. My experiences are so many, the knowledge of one soul in the the only one who was keeping the varied, and delightful." Another truth." W e know of souls who Sabbath. Later on, through the sister says, "After twenty years in have been definitely won through publishers, he came in contact with the literature ministry, my confi- the literature ministry during the God's Sabbath-keeping p e o p l e. dence grows stronger each year. past year. Listen to this testimony That young man is with you to-day The longer I am in the work, the by one who is going forward in at this conference. more I love it." Canvassing from baptism at this conference, "I We thank God for His provi- house to house in one city, one of thank God for the day you called ' dential care and blessing that has our lady colporteurs met the on me with that beautiful hook, been over the colporteurs and their matron of a sailor's rest home. As Bible Readings for the Home, work during the past year. He has the colporteur in her canvass which has changed my life as led us through many blessed ex- reached the chapter on "Comfort" nothing else would have done. periences. The work has gone the matron said, "It's just the Surely God's call has come through steadily forward under His direc- thing I have been looking for. I that book to me." tion. Our sales for 1936 reached believe God has led you here." The prospects are bright for this the splendid total of $10,500. This Each week, as the wives of these year. Our colporteur-evangelists was accomplished by a noble and sailors meet under her supervision, are of good courage. New recruits faithful band of thirty-two colpor- this book is studied chapter by have joined the ranks and are teur-evangelists. Our colporteurs chapter. meeting with good success. The. are concentrating on selling more Another colporteur called at a 20,000,000 people found within the of our large subscription books large house and canvassed the borders of this conference present in the large cities and towns in man. At the close of the interview the greatest challenge of the hour. our conference. During 1936 they he said, "All that has passed be- More men and women from our sold 7,416 b o u n d books, this tween you and me this afternoon churches and companies should being an increase of 1,978 copies passed before me in a dream last take a more active part in circulat- over the previous year. Bible night." ing our truth-filled literature. Readings, Desire of Ages, Great On being invited into a green- May many of our young' people Controversy, This Mighty Hour, house one colporteur presented Our catch the inspiration of this hour Our Wonderjhl Bible, and Christ Wonderful Bible as a specially pre- and dedicate themselves to the un- Our Saviour were the books sold. pared plan to help in the study of selfish ministry of scattering the Our pioneering missionary maga- God's Word. As he read from his printed page far and near, aqd thus zine, Present Truth, of which prospectus the man said, "Read bring the work to a triumphant nearly 300,000 copies were sold, more, that is what I need. I want finish. A. W. COOK. shows an increased circulation of to tell you God has sent you to me 7,000 copies. This means that thou- this morning." DUNHAM-Woo~s.--On Sunday, sands of homes have been visited Yes, our work is a soul-saving July 25th, in the Holloway Church, by our workers and churchmem- one of the highest order. Getting Brother Percy James Dunham and bers. \ no response from the first ring at Sister Rose Woods were united in There have been remarkable a home, a colporteur felt impressed matrimony, the writer conducting achievements by some of our col- to ring again. A lady answered the the service. We join their large porteur-evangelists during the past door. It was evident she was in a circle of friends in wishing them year. One colporteur has averaged much-distressed condition. As the Heaven's richest blessings as they forty orders each week for one of colporteur told her of the nature travel life's journey together. our subscription books. Another of his work, she began to weep, C. A. REEVES. Printed and published in Great Britain by The Stanborough Press Ltd., Watford, Herts.