VOL. 17 SHANGHAI, CHINA, FEBRUARY, 1S28 NO. 2 ARE WE. DRIFTING? I. H. EVANS RIFTING is the easiest way of changing one's location. It may bear one either to or from his desired goal, according to -where he -wants to go. Drifting is not always bad, nor does it necessarily mean retrogression. If one's due course runs -with the current, then drifting, though not the swiftest mode of travel, is certain to bring one nearer to his destination. Usually, -when -we say an individual is drifting, -we mean that he is going in the -wrong direction; and in the case of moral drifting, that he needs to be aroused, or he will be lost in the -whirlpool of sin. When -we speak of a church or people drifting, -we generally mean they are so like those about them that there is little to mark the difference. In the past, denominational organizations have often drifted from their original purpose and been carried so far in a -wrong direction in habits of life and points of faith that they have apparently lost their message and missed their goal. This became true of the early church soon after apostolic times. Paul spoke of conditions in his own day which, when fully developed, meant apos- tasy and departure from the strait and narrow way. The pages of church history are strewn with the wreckage of multitudes who have drifted into errors of doctrine and practice, till chart and compass were utterly lost. We must not conclude that the world about us is moving heavenward because it appeals to us, and we think there are good people in it. The' 'strait'' and ' 'narrow'' road of which Christ spoke, with but few who choose that way, has not widened into the "broad" road which has so many travelers. W^en one sees little or no difference between his own life and the lives of those about him, does not that suggest drifting? If the world is on the road to destruction, and the church cannot see any particular difference between the world and the lives of its own members, is not that significant ? This advent movement stands for all that the Word of God teaches. It knows no compromise with sin; its standard of righteousness is the law of God as interpreted in the teaching of the life of Christ. Its aim is to prepare a people clothed, through faith, with the righteousness of Christ, who will await their Lord" s second coming in glory and power. Such a people, both in their life and in their work, must live unmoved and uninfluenced by the conditions of sin about them. This people must not drift. They cannot drift and fulfill their mission to the world. FAR EASTERN DIVISION • OUTLOOK Annual Meeting in Borneo From Across the Seas Brother M. F. Wiedernann writeafrom College Note and Comment Pastor L. V. Finster reports concerning a month's visit to British North Borneo, that the View, Nebraska, where he is in attendance at Union College. farid is fi!«o looking after some Lord met with workers and believers in their publishing interests, that he wishes to be annual meeting. Ten days were spent in an Keeping Our Hands on the Gospel remembered to friends in the Far Eest. Brother institute, which seemed helpful to all. Of the Wiedemann has been in attendance at some Plough in Japan work among the Dusuns. ke writes: meetings while on furlough, including a genera' A. Koch home missionary conventicn held in the Lake As the facts show that the moat economical "We organized our first Dusun church while I was in Borneo. Thif is the first protestant Union. _ _ __ _ and successful method of soul-winning over here is by making personal contacts with indi- church organized among this tribe. Some of Pastor L. D. Warren, writing from Moun' viduals, much evangelistic work has to be done them seem to be very nice people. 1 an looking Vemon, Ohio, tells of work in New Jersey, and by circulation of literature and following up of forwaid to a great work yet to be done among later of attendance at the seven camp-meetings interests. When during the Week of Prayer 1 these inland peoples of Borneo. In many ways 'held the past seas.-n in the Columbia Union. helped our little group in Mito, Sister Haaegawa, they prove themselves faithful and reliable." The weeks that followed were devoted to an the worker's wife, told me occasionally, "This intensive Harvest Ingathering campaign, with sifter and that one I met first hy canvass, the success. The winter has been spent in Mount other one too; also that brother, now earnest in Vemon, Ohio, where Brother Warren has been the truth,' 1 and so on. IB Amoy doing pastoral work in the church, and has had Elder Kuniya lately told us how. during the evangelistic effort in Nagoya, people came to It was a happy privilege to meet once more charge also of the Bible department of the Brother and Sister B, L. Anderson, of the South academy. _ him and asked him if he -were the man whose Fukien Mission; also Pastor E, E. Carman, of Pastor Geo. J, Appel is in College Place. articles they often read in the Jicho, the Japanese the Sino-American Middle School. The mis- Washington, taking special work in the college. Signs. Really, literature is not circulated in sion properties at Kulangou ore bemg kept in vain, even when the seed grows slowly and order, and a few minor improv ements are being unknown to us. Pastor J. E. Riffel is also in College Place, made as funds may permit. A. windmill adds The Harvest Ingathering campaign, which Washington, in attendance at the Walla Walla to the efficacy of the water system installed. gave me opportunity to help at Yokohama, College. ______ Tokyo, Utauomiya, Mito, and Wakamatau. was Mrs. Anderson is personally supervising the girls* school, with about sixty pupils. This Pastor W. J. Harris has spent the winter in followed up at Tokyo church by aii evangelistic Battle Creek, Michigan, with friends, and is effort. Every night the chapel was filled. school is conducted separately, in rented quarters, pending more settled conditions, when pursuing some studies while there. While speaking, 1 had to ask that the windows be opened in order that the people outside also it is planned to have permanent buildings if might be able to hear,—a strangething in Japan, Providence permit. Many blessings have at- Pastor and Mrs. B. Petersen, after a busy with its churches famous for vacant seats! The tended the girls' school through the years, and few months on the Pacific Coast visiting many Lord also gave me an opportunity to deliver a much has been undertaken and accomplished churches and attending conferences and con- lecture on Sun Worship in English before an by way of placing this school on vantage ventions, went to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for international audience in the chapel of Tokyo ground, with profitable industries in connection. the Fall Council, and. later may go to Scandi- Union Church. A reporter of the Japan Times navia, where Brother Petersen hopes to meet newspaper was present, and asked me at the his aged father, whom he has not seen for about close of the lecture to supply him with a copy twenty years. __ of the manuscript for publication in the Times. Itinerating in South Chosen Brother Eugene Woesner has been spend- Almost the full text of the lecture appeared ing the fall and early winter in California, but later in a Sunday morning edition as the first Pastor E. J. Urquhart. acting superintendent is returning in time to be -with us at the spring inside article. of the Chosen Union Mission, writes in early meeting of the Far Eastern Division Committee, So we keep our hands on the gospel plough November of itinerating in southern Chosen. appointed for mid-February in-Shanghai. in Japan, confident we shall have a harvest in "A short time ago," he reports, "I was permit- time. At times we have little hardships, as, for ted to spend a few days with the director of the South Chosen Mission. I found that they were Pastor S. H. Lindt writes from College View. example, while we were canvassing recently in in the midst of their third tent effort and were Nebraska, of profitable months in the Bible company with a Japanese brother, a drunkard going to hold still another before the close of Department of Union College, where Professor tried to beat us, and spoke many insulting the season. They began these meetings in the W, W. Prescott is m charge of ministerial train- words, and we had to Bee from the place; but north of their field as soon as the rainy weather ing. Brother Lindt may attend & convention of hardships assure us the more of God's care and "was over, and then moved south, thus finding Bible and History teachers, appointed by the love. Great is our joy, after hard work, to see pleasant weather all the way along. In the General Conference for mid-summer, in some souls joining the ranks of the toilers of the extreme south, along the coast, meetings can Broadview, Illinois, prior to his return from Lord. A fortnight ago six of our friends at be held as late as November successfully, as furlough. Yokohama were baptized on a cold, stormy Sabbath. Surely there are yet many precious the weather is kept warm by the sea breezes. Pastor T. T. Babienco was in attendance at souls the winning of whom will finally prove At Tong Young we found that the church the Fall Council of the Genera! Conference that our toiling in hope during these "days of elder had raided seven hundred yen among the Committee, and has been visiting some small things" is not in vain* business men of the place for enlarging and churches of Russians and Germans in the Tokyo, Decemfa 26, 1927. improving our church building there. This States and Canada. shows what can be done by men who are zealous for the trutb. The new addition to the Pastors P. Drinhaus, A. H. Zimmermann. church was nearly done when we visited there. and F. J. J. Dittmar are on furlough in Germany, Institutional Data "f was somewhat sorry to hear that the and their general address is Grindelberg I5A, Blanks have been sent out to officers of all baptisms of the South Chosen Mission would Hamburg, Germany. publishing, educational, and medicalinstitutions be somewhat under those of last year. How- calling for annual statistical data as required by ever, the good interests af the various tent Professor B. F. Gregory l& planning to be in the Home Board. Early returns are anticipated, meetings and elsewheregivepromiseof a better attendance at a special teachers' institute in and it is hoped that progress will be shown harvest next year. Brother Pudewell is helping California early the coming summer before alongmany lines. It is particularly desired that in all the meetings, and is able to do well in the sailing fot another term of service in the East any known new languages in which publications vernacular. Pastor Chung is fully consecrated China Union, have been issued or in "which regular mission to his task, and should continue to receive our work has been undertaken during the past year, prayers and our cooperation in the heavy Brother R. M. Milne ia now visiting various be definitely reported through the institutions responsibilities we have placed upon him and churches in the East Canadian Union during the aad union officers. his associates in South Chosen." closing portion of his furlough period. FAR -EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK We hope to begin the new plan with the new year. A Knowledge of GENERAL ARTICLES "Now two requests :Pray, Comrade in service, Holy Scripture that God shall markedly lead in each step of this forward move. Further let us have the IN an address filled with words of The Courage-Makers benefit of your suggestions for guidance in the courage and of far-sigKtid vision, Miss conduct of this Association medium—principles, Mildred Cable, of the C. I. M., addressed Norma Youngberg features, cautions, suggestion, or actual material. those in attendance at the C. I. M. In days like these, when hearts are tense Let us march forward in Christ's strength and wisdom for a greater ministry for Him." Annual Meeting at Queen's Hall, With fear and hurt and dread, How sweet to find some note of cheer, All of us as workers in these great London, last October; and this is her Some precious balm to spread heathen lands—strongholds of Satan— word concerning the importance of Upon the aching hurts of those every worker's gaining a full knowledge Beside us in the way. realise the need of more efficiency and of Holy Scripture: God grant us in a time like this more spirituality in our lives and work. "Far from the missionaries' work not being Courageous words to say I Sister White has said that the workers needed in Cbina, there is a great demand for There's grump and gloom and fret enough in the cause of God are the special pioneers and teachers, and I unhesitatingly And thorns (or all to glean. objects of Satan's attacks; and while we say that whatever the qualiJieations held by But optimistic courage-songs missionary volunteers are, none of these can are at the same time the special objects compare, for a single moment, with a thorough Are few and far between. There's nothing like- a sons and smile of God's love and care, yet we surely knowledge of and belief in the Holy Scriptures, To put the "blues" to rout. need to make use of everything He wbieb are able to make men wise unto salva- Let's reap a crop of courage from sends to us that will not only help us tion. This is the immediate contribution The gloom that's round about! required by the Eastern Churcb Iroro the in building strong spiritual lives our- Western." The gracious God, who in His might selves, but will also enable us to assist Formed both the world and you. others in this work, and -will give us Has grace and skill and love enough To see us safely through. the wisdom to bring Christ to those God bless the noble so'-ils who find who know Him not, and so to reveal Deliverances in Canton City A rose for every thorn, Him in our consecrated lives that they PASTOR A. L. HAM writes of con- A star to light the darkest, night, will long for Him, seek Him, take Him tinued deliverances coming to our A song for each new morn I into their hearts, and live for Him. brethren and sisters who reside in the Singapore. city of Canton, where so much trouble We as workers in the Far Eastern Division will no doubt rejoice at the has been rife of late. The faith of our advent of this new paper put out es- church members there has been severe- An Important Announcement pecially for workers, and will all wish ly tested,but the providences seen have greatly strengthened their faith, Brother IN a letter just received from the to avail ourselves of The Ministry. Ham reports. This is an experience office of the Ministerial Association at MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION OF that others of our brethren and sisters Washington, D. C., an announcement THE FAR EASTERN DIVISION in China are having in districts where was made -which is of importance to trials and persecutions have beencoming all our workers. We will quote from to us as never before. Satan can make this letter as follows: many efforts to hinder the onward ''Authorization was given by the recent Au- Schools for the Dusuns progress of God's cause in this earth, tumn Council to supersede the mimeographed bulletins of the Association by a printed and the Muruts but his every effort is turned by Heaven medium named The Ministry. into that which brings strength and "There will be many obvious advantages. L. B. MERSHON confidence to those who are pieparing A modest paper will be more permanent, digni- for the Kingdom of glory. OUR schools for the Dusuns are fied, adequate. The pastor can see what the evangelist, the Bible worker, the Bible teacher, doing very well. Our new school the chaplain, and so forth, is getting,—and Vice farther up towards Mount Kinabalu, at versa. The evangelistic problems of the -world Tenghilan, opened with thirty boys in Book Displays mission field will receive due attention; for every attendance. More will come later. More and more at annual provincial able-bodied worker is subject to draft. The plans and progress of ministerial training in our We have tried for years to get official meetings tract society secretaries are colleges will have their proportionate attention. permission to work in a section lying making attractive book displays. At The special leaflets will hereafter be largely beyond the end of the railway line, the recent annual conference of Central superseded by strong, uplifting messages by over the range of mountains back of Luzon, Brother Ponce, the tract society our world leaders. And our various round tables can be conducted in abbreviated, but Jesselton, for the Murut tribe. This secretary, arranged a display of our improved form. In addition, many helpful, year we have permission to place a denominational literature in the base- practical features hitherto impossible, will now worker in that section. We believe ment of the Manila church. The office be possible. ' great things are in store for us in the was crowded during intermission, and "It is fundamental for us to try to make our at other times when the brethren and approaching printed medium. The Minisby, that interior of Borneo. Our school in the sisters were free to look over the which will supplant these various separate items Murut district opened with thirty-five display, and record sales of literature such as our mimeographed bulletins and the in attendance, and soon several more leaflets mentioned, and bring into one compass were made during the few days the came into the school, making forty-five brethren were together in conference the greatest and strongest help thai this whole move ment can produce to lift the spiritual tone of the minis for our Battak teacher to instruct. The session. A similar display was shown try, to develop our mental and intellectual side, tuition charges are sufficient to cover atTayug, Pangasinan.during theannual and to increase our efficiency in soul-winning. the cost of the teacher's support. The meeting of Northern Luzon Mission, "A nominal subscription price will be charged Muruts are fine people. held during the closing days of the for this little medium (fifty cents gold per year has been mentioned as the probable charge). Jesselton, B. N. B. year. FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK as can be gathered up and put into order. One motor-car not far ahead of us was Much has been stored in boxes securely cover- held up and all passengers relieved of Reports from the Field ed and nailed up and carried to places where we hope at least a portion of that which re- their possessions,one man losing$2,0 00. mains may be saved from ruthless hands bent Later, at our Hui-an station, we took on destruction. time to itinerate among surrounding Glimpsing Honan Anew "On our way back from Yencheng, we villages, visiting our church members stopped ofi over the Sabbath at Kikungshan, During these months of revolution and found everything up there peaceful. The After passing through one village, we and continued warfare, when our work- buildings and contents have not been touched, sat down by the roadside to get the sand and all the Kikungshan homes need is a few out of our shoes while resting a little; ers are endeavoring to get back into the minor repairs and some repainting." interior for a few days at a time, while and during the time we were thus PastorStrickland has now gone back lulls in military campaigns permit of to Hankow, to be as close as practica- engaged, some persons made a cir- making journeys inland to points that ble to workers in Honan Mission, and cuitous detour to observe who we were later on are to be reoccupied by us if will make his headquarters temporarily and what we might be doing. On the Lord permit, stories of such jour- at the Wang Gia Dun mission compound observing their manouverings we at neys have an especial interest. Pastor outside the city of Hankow. A section once hurried on, and an hour later W. E. Strickland, director of the Honan of an army is again occupying our Yen- learned that some parties passing the Mission, writes of a visit made early cheng mission premises, and it is un- village where we rested, had been held last October to Yencheng, now occupied certain when we shall have the use of up and relieved of their money. And once more by soldiers, but vacant for a the buildings uninterruptedly still later, while at Tsoan-chow station, It is little while at the time Brother Strick- hoped by the brethren that affairs will we learned of another motor-car whose land took advantage of the opportunity take a decided turn in our favor with passengers had been robbed of ovel to get in. $3,000. We are grateful to the Lord the comingof the early summer months, "Brother Billiard and I made a flying trip for His overrulirg providences in our and that in due course we shall find up to Yencheng, Honan, last week," Brother behalf. Strickland writes. "We were treated very ourselves fully established and in run- well by every one along the way. The com- ning order at the Yencheng station, mon people are as anxious as ever to have the with its intermediate training-school, A Week in Foochow foreigner around; and were it not for certain its hospital-dispensary, and its other influences still at work, I believe that we varied mission activities the influence IT was my privilege to spend the could all return to our station at Yeneheng. of which extends to every hslcn of the closing days of the old year in Foochow, "We left Hankow Sunday morning. an<3 and to meet twice daily with the teach- province. and arrived in Yeneheng Monday night about ers and students of the intermediate half past ten. "We immediately went over to school conducted within the walls of the compound, and spent the night in one of the inner city. We studied together trie Chinese homes, thinking that the soldiers Itinerating in South Fukien some of the fundamentals of our faith, were still occupying all of the upper com- pound. However, next morning we learned B. L. ANDERSON with particular reference to our personal to our joy that the soldiers had all moved out relationships with the Lord Jesus and ON my last itinerating tour among the day before, and so we were at liberty to with our Heavenly Father. look over the place without hindrance. We the churches and companies, we had Professor H. N. Quade is the princip al found things very badly torn up. All of the some good experiences. The meetings of the Foochow school. The faculty buildings had been thoroughly looted. The held were well attended, and an excel- is an excellent one. only things left were some parts of dressers lent spirit prevailed. At one of the and some stoves and beds. Every room had churches the members desire to replace Pastor V. J. Maloney, the director of oeen completely emptied of anything that the North Fukien Mission, is of good was worih carrying off. In the case of the their present chapel building by re- courage. The membership of a year school dormitories, the buildings are damaged constructing on a larger scale, thus ago has been held, notwithstanding beyond repair, and will have to be rebuilt gaining better and more convenient from the fouundations, Extensive repairs anti-Christian and other adverse influ- quarters. Some have donated money, will have to be made on all the hospital build- ences so prevalent the past few months. ings, and on the foreign dwelling-houses, be- others have pledged one or two months Some of our members have suffered fore they will be usable again. of work, and still others will give their persistent persecutions. One of our "The office files and tract society stock labors from start to finish during the bad all been taken from their cabes and evangelists is even now in a Foochow process of tearing down and rebuilding. prison for hia faith, having been ar- shelves, and dumped into one room. Vouch- ers had been torn from their holders, and The evangelist in charge has promised rested at a country station, thrown into strewn all over the floor; and the tracts to give fifty dollars, which represents gaol, and later transferred to the pro- and pamphlets and books had been torn and neatly two months of salary. The scattered about without regard to value or vincial capital for final sentence. The use. It is no exaggeration to state that these Bible woman laboring at the same place, chief magistrate of the city is in a mission office papers, tracts, Bible portions, has already handed in to the mission quandary, as he finds naught against vouchers, books, and pamphlets, were over treasury a like sum as her contribution. the evangelist, yet dare not offend the knee deep all over the floor. While there, The total coSl of the enlarged structure we endeavored to salvage as much as posi- labor union influences of the hsien ble, spending long hours in gathering up and •will be about two thousand dollars. (county) sending the accused to Foo- sorting that which was of value: but when we Members of some of our other out- chow for punishment. What the out- had to leave, we were still within a fo:>t, at stationsare lending a helping hand. come may be, we know not; but the least, of the floor. Since our departure some While on our itinerating tour, we of our Chinese associates have completed the church members are praying daily for work of the resorting and rearranging the met with no adverse experiences, al- our brother's deliverance. Btock, and of saving as many of the vouchers though the country is full of bandits. c. FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK Fruits for the Kingdom It was with extreme joy that 1 led The East and West Java this brother, his clerk, Pedro Aninion, G. HUGH MURRIN and the clerk's dear little wife, into the Annual Meetings AS A testimony to the work of the waters of the Baras. The baptismal L. V. FlNSTER Holy Spirit in the far-away island of service was "witnessed by a group of THE annual meeting in East Java Mindanao, Philippine Islands, I wish to twenty Moro men under the leadership was convened November 8 with the the Sultan of Baras. The peculiar write of a unique baptismal service usual delegates and workers in at- feature of the occasion "was the fact that held there on the 19th of November, tendance. The Lord has richly blessed Brother La Sage is the first white man, 1927. the work in this field during the past Brother Pedro the first Filipino who On the 12th of that month I left the year in many ways. It is hoped that speaks the Moro language, and his wife mission headquarters at Cebu by steam- the first Moro woman, to be baptized this mission will fully reach its goal of er, in company with Professor F. L. as a Seventh-day Adventist, in the / 50,000 for the year in literature sales. Chaney, and my translator, Brother Philippine Islands. The colporteurs have beer greatly bless- Arranguez, arriving at lligan, on the Before the baptism, Professor ed, and we are glad to see such a large northern coast of Mindanao, two days Chaney, through an English-speaking amount of literature being placed in the later. From this place we went by Moro, explained to the Sultan and his homes of the people. The tithes also auto over the government road, to men the meaning of the ordinance they show a good, substantial increase over were"about to witness, and as he spoke Camp Keithley, an old U. S. Army post, that of last year. The number of I prayed that the words and service dating back to the days of American baptisms is not so large, but a good, would enkindle a spark in the hearts of occupation, which is now the provincial strong work is being done. each one, especially the Sultan and governor's headquarters. Leaving this During this meeting, an earnest re- post, we traveled again by steamer over Francisco, the translator, that the Holy Spirit could fan into a living flame. quest for a worker, signed by fourteen the beautiful, placid Lake Lanao, which Will you join me in prayer that the people, was received from South lies 2,000 feet above sea-level, and Spirit may make His abode in these Borneo,—that great unentered field. extends in a southerly direction for darkened hearts ? It was decided to send two of our native twenty-four miles, surrounded by the Brother La Sage is greatly beloved workers. This is most encouraging. verdant Lanao hills and mountains, the by the Maranao Moro people because From another town in Java also, a re- contour of which is reflected on its of his methods of dealing with them, quest for a worker was received, and placid waters, together with the vivid and is looked up to by them as their it was voted to send help to open up blue of the Oriental sky, with its relief protector and adviser, and his influence the work in this new place. of silver-lined clouds. over them is such that we may expect In West Java 1 think we had the After a delightful sail of seven further results from his labors. He has best meeting that has ever been held hours, "we reached Ganasi, where the great hopes that his wife, who also in this field. The attendance was large, constabulary officers entertained us, and speaks the Maranao language, and is and our brethren seemed to take a supplied saddle-horses for our twenty- greatly beloved by this people, will soon deep spiritual interest in everything mile ride down to the southern coast of that was done. It was encouraging to unite with him in the faith. Lanao. note that for the first ten months of the Brother Frank R. LaSage met us at year the tithe has increased one-third Ganasi, and with several cargadors led over that of same peiiod for the year us down over mountains and through From Manchuria before. This is excellent. Their book forests by a winding trail to his cocoa- sales also will run between /. 40,00») to PASTOR R. M. COSSENTINE, acting nut plantation, situated on the Baras /. 50,000 for the year. At the present superintendent of the Manchurian River. time Brother Eelsing is holding a large, Union Mission, reports that through the Brother La Sage was reared a public effort at Bandoeng, where from blessing of the Lord progress has been Seventh-day Adventist by a godly 250 to 300 Dutch-speaking people are made during the months on the con- mother, but, like so many others, allured in attendance. This promises to bring struction of a main building for the by the world, loft sight of the truth some excellent results, as already they until about two years ago, when he Manchurian intermediate Bchool, and have 140 names of families that desire witnessed a "killing" scene by Moro also dormitories for the boys and girls. Bible readings. Let us pray that God outlaws, which so impressed him that Brother Shih Du Hsin has been doing may, by His Spirit, bring a rich harvest his mind turned once more to God in a good work, and is assisted by various at this place. The work among the very pronounced and remarkable way. ones. Malay people has also been greatly From that time on he began to keep the Brother Cossentine tells of earnest blessed, and a large number are coming Sabbath, and to send a faithful tithe to work being undertaken by Brother 1. from Mohammedanism. For the first the old home church where his dear O. Wallace, the field missionary secre- ten months 115 baptisms were reported mother attended for so many years. tary, in an effort to gather in men for and 50 more were hoped for before the Recently he has been paying his tithe colportage and giving them a training close of the year. Our brethren in into our mission, which is of such a that will result in a considerable num- Java surely need the prayers of every substantial amount that it adds material- ber of books and papers being placed child of God as they meet the great ly to our funds for caring for the needs during the year upon which we are problem of mission work among the of this far-flung field. entering. Mohammedans. FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK Week of Prayer in Kowloon For the Swatow Church Macao IN a suburb of Kowloon known as PASTOR AND MRS. S. A. NAGEL, of ALMOST directly west of Hongkong, Sam Shui Po, it was our priviledge to the Swatow Mission, had planned to forty miles away, lies the Portuauese meet twice daily throughout the Week spend the month of December itinerat- colony of Macao, ceded by China to of Prayer with teachers and students ing with some associate Chinese work- Portugal in the year 1557 as a base from of the seven-grade school conducted ers among churches in country districts. •which the Portuguese might engasre in there during these months when it is so However, the brigandage now rife, commerce with the merchants of difficult to continue similar school work together with shifting of army units and Canton, eighty miles to the northward. uninterruptedly at our Canton training consequent unrest, led consular authori- Macao is in reality a narrow penin- center. The students paid close atten- tion. The teachers lent their influence ties to refuse to allow their nationals to sula, formerly about 1,250 acres in and their help in a hearty and prayerful go into the interior from Swatow. This extent (and since increased by re- effort to win the youth to full allegiance led Brother Nagel and his associate clamation to 1,750 acres ), together with to the Lord Jesus; and during the workers to undertake, instead, spiritual the islands of Taipa and Colowpn Iving services a baptismal class of nine was meetings in behalf of members of the organized. The evening meetings were local church. For two weeks prior to to the south. Three other islands Have held with brethren and sillers of the the Week of Prayer, special services been claimed by the Colony, but the chapel conducted close by the school, were held; and these were continued title is still in dispute: these ar^ Don in the same part of the city. during the larger portion of December. Juan, Montanha, and Lappa Macao God added His blessing. Several who proper has a population of about The Kowloon school serves youth had backslidden were reclaimed. The 160,000,made up principally of Chinese. from the provinces of Kwangtung and year's work was closed by much house- On the islands are about 10,000 more. Kwangsi. Three languages are repre- to-house visitation, in an effort to win The Portuguese are relatively few in sented—Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, yet others "who once loved this message number, and have brought in some c. and sacrificed in its behalf. ethers, chiefly for policing the Colony Some gains have been made by this and for maintaining a garrison. earnest labor on the part of our Swatow China Inland Mission workers. It was the privilege of the Seventh-day Adventists entered writer to pay a brief visit to these work- Macao less than a year ago, early in Statistics ers near the close of the year, and to 1Q27, sending Pastor and Mrs. H. B. FROM the Annual Report of the learn of their devotion at this time when Parker there, in association with China Inland Mission, we learn that at Satan is trying to discourage and de- Evangelist S. C. Ha and wife and some the close of the year 1927 there were stroy. In every place where -we can colporteurs. A special effort is now in 270 main stations, 1,916 out-stations, give help to church-members and progress, meetings being held for the 1,200 missionaries, 43 Chinese pastors, .Strengthen faith in the fundamentals, general public in the rented hall that 1,487 other paid Chinese helpers, and we should take advantage of such ha"! been fitted up for preaching serv- 2,462 more helpers (chiefly Chinese) opportunities; for the church of God on ices. •who were either self-supporting or paid The co'ony of Macao is one earth is His peculiar treasure, and is wholly by the Chinese church-members of the places hitherto unentered, that is •worthy of most careful and vigilant locally. From the beginning of the C. now being worked as a result of receiv- shepherding. I. M, until the close of 1927, there had ing special grants from the Home Board been 113,672 baptisms; and of these In Swatow Mission, as in a few 67,472 were still living and in fellowship. other sections of the China field, there for developing new work in territory There were 1,222 organized churches. have been some losses in net church not yet opened by us for regvlar mis- Medical work was represented by 6 membership during the past year. This sion work. hospitals, 89 dispensaries, 21 opium is one of the regrettable yet seemingly Pastor Parker and his associates refugees, 15 orphanages. There were inevitable outcomes of the revolution request the prayers of our brethren and 593 educational institutions, chiefly of sentiment and teaching now sweep- sisters in behalf of Macao, that a strong primary schools, and not including any ing over China. However, that which church mav be raised up in that center. Sunday-schools; and in the«se day- causes defection withsome, only streng- schools there were 736 teachers, 4,621 Macao was the scene of Morrison's thens the faith of others; and in a few Chinese boarding students, and 9,213 places there have been gains. Many labors more than a century ago; and the day students. In the entire C. I. M. there individual Christians in China have church in which Dr. Morrison conduct- were 12,859 Sunday-school scholars. stood nobly for the true faith, and have ed services, still stands, a monument to It is interesting to note that while in grown in grace and in understanding the patient industry and the unfailing stations, out-stations, and baptized because of the adverse experiences faith of the pioneers. Another monu- believers, the figures are nearly ten through which they have been passing. ment of earnest missionary endeavor of times as many as in our denominational This is most cheering to those who former times, is the facade of the St. mission work, yet the number of have come to this land to labor for Paul's Cathedral, the foundation stone Sunday-school scholars is only a little these people. God is at work, and His of which was laid in the year 1602, and more than our Sabbath-school mem- churchin China willeventually triumph. the noble ruin of which edifice inspired bers, who totaled 10,314 for China and Let us continue in faith, putting confi- Manchuria at the close of last December. the writer of the hymn, The schools in our mission (educa- dence in those who are striving to attain, and revealing love to sinners who "In the cross of Christ 1 glory, tional institutions) numbered 102 in China, with 3,348 pupils,—about a third are yet to become monumental evi- Towering o'er the wrecks of time; as many as in the C. I. M. Our dences of God's power to save to the All the light of sacred stary Chinese ordained ministers numbered uttermost those who choose to serve Gathers round its head sublime." 27—as against 43 in the C. I. M. Him. c. c. FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK The Siamese Annual The Central Luzon At Waichow Meeting Conference DURING November, and again in December, it was my privilege to have L. V. FINSTER FREDERICK GRIGGS a little time at Waichow, the headquar- THE Siamese annual meeting -was THE 1927 annual session of the ters of the Hakka Mission, in charge held this year in the early part of Central Luzon Conference was held in of Pastor J. P. Anderson, with whom December, when the weather had Manila December 6 to 10. It was a are associated the Drs. H. C. and Ethel become quite cool and refreshing. large meeting, as the conference now James and Mrs. Ethel Edwards Ander- Nearly all the delegates and workers numbers nearly 3,500 church members, son, with a goodly number of Chinese were present, and a good spiritual and there was a good delegation from workers who have grown strong for influence pervaded all the sermons. Our brethren were quite faithful all the churches. service with the passing years. It was in their attendance, and took an active God has blessed this conference an especial pleasure to meet once more part in all the proceedings. At the during tbe first eleven months of the Pastor Lo, our Chinese ordainedminister close, seven dear souls were buried year with 528 baptisms. All the reports among Hakka-speaking people. Bro- with their Lord in baptism. This rendered were for eleven months only. ther Lo, is at present suffering from seemed to bring great courage and November 30 the membership was tuberculosis, but has a fair prospect of rejoicing to the hearts of all. 3,420. At this time there had been a ultimate recovery, tbanks to a regime During the past year wonderful suc- membership gain of 4'/7, having lost 51 of rational therapy now being followed, cess has attended our workers in Siam by death and apostasy. Seven new with the added blessing of the Lord. in getting out Siamese literature and churches were taken into the confer- The Waichow station was estab- circulating it among the people. A ence. A very encouraging feature of lished more than fifteen years ago. A few months ago an edition of 10,000 this increase of membership is the fact commodious church building is on our copies of a magazine was printed, with that many of the converts have been grounds just outside the small gate of the thought that this would be an ample the result of the work of the lay mem- the city "wall, but at this time the supply to cover the field; but those bers. A number of the churches have membership is running low, because were sold in a very short time, and an- conducted public evangelistic efforts of long-contintinued political up- other 10,000 edition printed, At the unaided by the regular conference heavals, with resultant sieges of the time of the meetingthese were practical- workers. The home missionary spirit city and adverse conditions, leading ly all sold. The medical book in seems to be strong, not only in this many to emigrate to pther lands. Siamese was just off the press and was conference, but throughout the union. In the fall of 1922 the Drs. James meeting a ready sale. The Siamese are The tithe report showed an increase united with the Hakka Mission staff, a reading people, and they eagerly of pesos 1,967.40 over the first eleven and entered upon medical work in grasp anything that brings information months of 1926. The mission offerings Waichow city. The small hospital- to them. It is encouraging to know also showed a good increase. dispensary has as yet no permanent that three of our Siamese brethren will Altogether the meeting was of great home, but some funds have been set make scholarships and come to Singa- encouragement and strength to all. A apart to cover in part the cost of per- pore school for the following year. spirit of union and brotherly love pre- fecting this medical unit for a great At our baptism one candidate was district round about. Temporarily the vailed. Elder R. R. Figuhr was re- a Siamese. We are glad to have a elected president. The Bible studies rented quarters and improvised facil- beginning made for the Siamese, and ities are commandeered by "The given by Elder Meade MacGuire were we hope that in the near future we Ironsides," a famous division of the of decided spiritual benefit. There may see many turning from Buddhism Chinese army that has recently taken was a spirit of seeking God that gave a and accepting Christ. Plans were laid its position once more along the East hearty reception to the ministry of the at our meeting for an intensive cam- River of Kwangtung Province. Their word. It was truly an inspiration to paign along evangelistic lines for the occupation of all mission properties of speak to the audience, which often filled year 1928, and it is earnestly hoped that our Waichow station, including the the spacious church to overflowing. we may see a large ingathering of souls Surely God is getting honor to His foreign homes and furnishings thereof, during the coming year. Our workers and the dispensary and hospital and all name in the increase and strength of returned to their field with new courage connected therewith, has made impos- His cause of truth in the Philippine and determination to bring this last sible for the moment any occupation Union Mission. message to those who have never heard. of the premises by our own workers. Conditions of this sort are not usual at Waichow, this being the first time that all our properties have been taken over Children's Stories Into Many Languages thus by military order. Our brethren THE approach of the 1928 Big Week SEVERAL standard books are grad- there have suffered the horrors of local is leading some of the publishing house ually being gotten into the important sieges running for many months at a managers to plan carefully for special languages and dialects in use. Latest time, but hitherto have been permitted literature to use during that time. In reports bring to us word of an llocano to remain in their mission homes. Now the Philippines, work has already version of "Great Controversy," and a they have had to go to Canton for a begun in the editorial department on a booklet of children's stories, to be Pangasinan version of "Health and season; and even Canton has been far ready in various Philippine dialects Longevity," both of which are to be from remaining a peaceful habitation. during the coming Big Week. ready for distribution early in 1928. c. FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK Found in the "Promoter1' To-day the chairman of the Chamber of Com- Some exce ient stories of progress and of, merce called a meeting, and told us you were MISCELLANY provident al leading in connection with the dislri ution of denominational literature in the in town canvassing for the Signs. He further said that none of us should order your maga- Far East, have been appearing of late in The zine. I have called you here to see if the work Far Eastern Promoter, the mimeographed sheet you are doing is good, and if you are honest.' Occupying a Field Hitherto issued monthly by the publishing and home "Our colporteur fully explained his work. Unentered missionary department. We venture to draw They had a good visit together. Then the man In commenting on beginnings of the message from various numbers that have appeared during told him he would order his magazine; for he in, Mindanao, the great island lying in the south- 1927, the following incidents that reveal the spirit believed that our worker was honest, and that ern portion of the Philippine archipelago, of courage and of determined advance actuating the work he was doing was very good. Further- Pastor G. Hugh Murrin, director of the East those connected with the literature ministry. more, he gave him introductions to many of his Visayan Mission, recalls some personal experi- Co'portage in country districts In China: Pastor friends. These introductions yielded to our ences in opening the island. Of these he writes J. J. Strahle, the secretary of the Far Eastern colporteur twenty-seven subscriptions. He under date of November 9: *'I recall that in Division publishing department, reports that worked on with splendid success, filled with 1921, while at our annual meeting in Manila, colporteurs in the North China and Manchurian courage and gratitude. . . . He took seventy Dr, and Mrs, Fattebert aroused my interest in Unions are "actually canvassing the country subscriptions. Finally, as he was pieparing to-, Mindanao by their enthusiastic accounts of their districts," which a few years ago was regarded leave, he thought of the chairman of the Cham- "work in Misamis. In the early part of 1922 a as an impossible proposition because of the ber of Commerce. He decided to return and number of our Magallon. Occidental Negros, very few who could read in such districts. In tell him how his Lord had blessed him. He brethren, headed by Tiburcio SinguiJIo, seme country districts where the colporteurs went and saw the official, and told him what migrated to Sindangan, Zamboanga, to take up had been done. The chairman seemed much went, writes Brother Strahle, "our colporteurs homesteads. The latter part of the same year surprised, but said, 'Well, I said if you got two were able to take twenty subscriptions in a few orders 1 would take five, and so 1 will keep my I received a request from Brother Singuillo for hours to the Signs Magazine. In the smaller a worker to prepare a number of interested word.' Surely God did not fail our courageous villages only one or two subscriptions were ones for baptism. Just about the same time t iken because of the illiteracy. Our colporteurs colporteur, but wonderfully worked for him in Brother A. N. dela China was suffering from discovered to their joy that the/ <oald stay with a time of need." an attack of tuberculosis, and the union voted the head families of t\ e villages when the day's to send him to Baguio, but when he heard of work was done. It wag a revsh tion to our col- the interest at Sandangan, he asked to be sent por sur , for in city wJik they had to slay at the l~ms,—mosl unsatisfactory places for them. ... Progress in Malaysia there instead. As a result of his work, the In conversation with some of the colporteurs, Brother E. J. Johanson, secretary-treasurer of union voted that I go there in response to a 1 learned that they were having the best spirit- the Malaysian Union Mission, in his circular re- request for a baptismal service. 1 baptized ual experiences they had ever had. They relat- port concerning statistical returns for the third twenty-one and organized theSindangan church ed that the people in the villages welcomed quarter of 1927 in Malaysia, calls attention to with a membership of twenty-nine, if I remem- them, and were most happy to receive them. several items of increase, one of which is the ber correddy. Brother Singuillo has remained tithe receipts from sources other than foreign No one had ever been there to visit them with there ever since and has long been the local laborers—$2,698.48gold in excess of theamount Christian literature," elder of the church. These various experiences received during the first nine months of the- Brother Strahle further tells of an interview so inspired me that I made a request to be previous year. The increase in membership he had in Manchuria with Brother Nu, a colpor- transferred to Mindanao, but the union did not must be taken into the account when thinking teur who had visited two hundred small villages in terms of an increase in tithe, and when close- see light in granting the request. My burden in one Manchurian hsien (county), averaging comparisons are made, as Brother Johanson for the work there has not abated in the least, about four subscriptions to the Signs each day. points out in his summary, the tithe receipts are and 1 am now planning and working to the end Every day he walked from ten to twenty miles. in reality a little less per capita than for the of seeing every province entered within the It had taken Brother Wu one year to complete former period the previous year. However, six next year, the good Lord continuing to bless. his work in this hsien. of their ten local missions reported excellent "Last March we sent seven workers into Jl surprised chairman of a Chamber of Com- returns in tithes from new members. Their Mindanao, with Pastor ICintanar as leader. At merce: Pastor AdlaJ A. Esteb, leader of colpcr- Sabbath schooj department enjoyed an increase a recent committee meeting we voted some fir the nine-month period of $944.40 gold. tage forces in the North China Union, told the additional help, sending Brother Ruperto The literature sales were $15.178.43 gold in following slory during the biennial session in Somoso to Cabaoaran, Agusan; Brother excess of the amount reported for the nine Changchun: months of theyear before. This is a moat excel- Mamerto Yoric, a very capable worker, as "A colporteur, while working in a certain lent showing for the publishing department. provincial supervisor of Bukidnon with head- town, canvassed the chairman of the Chamber Steady development was revealed in the mid- quarters at Malaybalay; Brother Alberto of Commerce. The official was much opposed summer offering total, the missions extension Caberdo to Malabong, Lanao; and finally fund, the church school enrollment, and the to our work, and reprimanded our colporteur. Pastor W. L. Rodriquez to open up the work growth in church membership. Two hundred and told him he should not take any orders in in theprovinceof Zamboanga with headquarters twenty-eight church members (net) had been that town. "The official declared that if the at Zamboanga City. With this arrangement added to the rolls during the first nine months colporteur were to take even two orders in that carried out, we still have the provinces of of 1927. town, he would order five himself. The cour- Surigao, Davao, and Cotabato unentered, but ageous colporteur replied, "This is not my we hope to get into these sections next year if work, but the Lord's, and He will prosper me.' we can finance them. However, our colporteur was quite discouraged "You know from our statistical reports for that night. It was getting late In-the evening, From Pastor Meade MacGuire the first three quarters of 1927 that our baptisms and he was meditating over the situation, when Some cheering notes have been received totaled 360. For the month of October we had a man came in, inquiring for him. The inn- from Pastor Meade MacGuire, who is spending an addition of an even 100. and expect to do as keeper was asked whether there wer« a man several months in the Philippines, meeting with •well for this month and next. stopping with him, who was selling the Signs many groups of workers, and attending various of the Times Magazine. Our colporteur stepped "Of the total baptisms for the first three annual and other gatherings of the brethren anc£ forward and said he was the man. The inquirer quarters, Mindanao hag given us'71, and I am sisters. He reports a deep interest in spiritual then said his master had sent him to inquire for visiting Mindanao again this week where 1 a man selling the Signs, and to extend an invita- truths, and is encouraged by what he finds in expect to baptize about 25 more. After this tion to come to his home at once. Our worker various parts of the field. Brother MacGuire- woik baa been done Mindanao will have passed went, and this is what he heard: wishes to be remembered to various members its record of last year, with a month and a half 11 'Young man, 1 have called you here to see of the Far Eastern Division family in the lands still to account for." you and to find out what sort of person you are. where our associate workers are laboring. FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK 9 From a Storm Center of the mission-paid workers, and for the first time Workers from Europe the Revolut on have been organizing s"lili other companies that Word has been received from Pastor W. K. have been a part ot the so-called 'provincia From Hupeh, designated by some residing church.* In every instance heavy responsi Ising, secretary of the European Division, there as a "storm center of the Revolution," bilities have been laid upon local eMers and iniorming us of the appointment of Brother Pastor H. L. Graham, director of the Hupeh deacons. In. so doing, it was found possible to Karl Schroeter and wife, of the Central Mission, writes: European Union, and Brother JSrich Aurieh release six of our evaneelists from as many and wife, ot the East German Union, for "The people who a few months ago were stations. These are being sent out, two-and- service in the Far East. They are booked to crying through the streets, 'Christianity is but two. into three new places, to open new work. sail from Hamburg February 5 per s. s, "Advlf the advance guard of imperialism,* have now The work in their old stations is being carried von Baeyer," and should be reaching Shanghai eaten their fill of radicalism, communism, and on by the new'y appointed local leaders, with about March 24. These workers have already similar propaganda. Missionaries are again the help of a mission-paid district evange'ist had some years of experience in soul-winning welcome, and there is now no organized resist- who will have several such churches under his work in the European Division. It is a great ance to the preaching of the word. The new caie. pleasure to learn of their appoinfment. Nationalist general is ruling Hankow w th a rod "Durjner the greater part of 1927 Christian of iron. The unruly elements have been crush- chapels in Central China have been the objects ed. Many places in the inferior, however, are of special attacks. Our workers now for the still in the hands of reactionaries, undisciplined first time are willing to start new work minus military forces, or bandits, who are making lile the usual rented chape1 , full complement of Let Your Light Shine for the peasants hardly worth the living. We furniture and fixtures, lacquered signboards, John Oss read that Hankow is sending out armies to clean and similar arrangements. They are going; up these districts. It is to be hoped that they out two-and-two, will live in their own rented 1 am sitting on the doorstep of our little succeed; for not until then will it be possible chapel at Pingyang, in the southern part of homes, preach 'ne gospel from house to house for us to itinerate freely among our churches, Chekiang province in China. We have had a and, as they find a number of those who desire "I started out a few weeks ago to visit five of busy day, holding meetings, and visiting church to study deeper into the Troth, the workers our churches in central Hupeh. The second will ask them to provide a place of meeting for members and those interested in the gospel night out a robber band descended on the themselves. We believe that the methods of story. Now that the day is over, 1 have come customs station just a few yards from where gospel oromulsration enumerated will be as out of doors to take a retrospect, and to medi- we were anchored. The next evening we productive of results as in olden times. If these tate on the handiwork of God. anchored at Liu-chia-ke. The night following workers are successful in raising up strong Just across the small valley in frojit-of our ittle house of worship, is a lar^e mountain our departure bandits sacked the town. After churches.—and our prayers are with them to rising like a massive pyramid. The shades of leaving the boat and going overland, we found this end every hour,—<t will be the beginning night have fallen upon it, and J can hardly de- that large bands of bandits were roving over of a naw era in our mission work in Hupeh. ece the summit as it protrudes into some pas- the country in broad baylight. My trit> was "The losses in membership during 1927 tsing clouds. Up near the top is a light shining cut short; for our workers and believers united have been large, due in part to the intense brightly; and 1 am reminded of the words of in urging me to return quickly to Hankow lest J persecution and the invidinus propaganda Jesus: A city that set on an hill cannt be held . . be kidnapped for ransom. On my return to which undermined the faith of many of our . Let your light so shine before men, that they Hankow from this trip, and while enroute to youth. In nearly every instance where mem- see your good works, and gtorify your Father, our compound, I was caught in the raid on bers joined tKe army, the political bureaus, the which is in heaven." Soviet communists, pulled out of our car, and labor union, staffs, etc., they became active and It is through works that the Christian shines marched through the streets )ike a common violent opposers of the faith they once prrfess- The Saviour does not say, "Make your light so criminal to the military headquarters. Forty ed. In every case, the local churches them- shine," but, "Z,e/your light so sKine," As I see rifles aimed at one's heart, constitute an incen- selves, after efforts to win these wanderers light shining out from the lonely home on the tive to march briskly along and no questions back, have recommended that these names be mountainside, I imagine the humble peasants asked. dropped. about their usual evening work. The light ''After a period of nearly one year, during "We know you will unite with us in praying amid which they are living is shining out far which time it has been impossible to do any- that the Lord will bless, and give us a good and wide. So it is with the Christian whose thing constructive, we find to-day that the work life is hid with Christ in God. His every-day year in 1928. is moving forward in several departments. life is a constant witness for the truth he holds. "( Signed ) H. L. Graham." We thank the Lord that we could baptize His life is a testimony of Christ's saving power. twenty-five persona in the month of December. As we were visiting the members of this This number would have been increased had church to-day, the evangelist led us to a home it been possible to reach other stations. The on the top of a lare-e mountain some ten It evangelists are of good courage, and the pros- (about three miles) into the country. As we pedts are for a goodly harvest of souls during A New Effort *n Hon^m neared tKe top, I asked how the truth had 1928. Honarn is a city opposite Canton, on the reached the people living in this isolated place; "The colporteur work has picked up from other side of Pearl River, Brother V. M. and 1 learned that a certain Brother Dj'ao had let nothing per month to the place where two or Hansen, writing from Cantion since the serious his 'igKt sKine among friends, neighbors, rela- three hundred Signs subscriptions are being disorders that marked the closing weeks of the tives, with wondrous results. First, he studied take every month. Brother E. L. Longway is old year in that city, tells of plans perfecHng for the truth with a relative living on the mountain; right behind things, and has already sold seven beginning a new series of gospel meetings in and thi>* man, accepting the message, in turn or eight thousand anti-narcotic specials to Honam immediately following Chinese New began working for his relatives and friends in officials in Hankow. After the Chinese New Year. "We are planning big things for this the little vil age below, following his own baotism. Yesterday he had the privilege of Year he will organize and lead a band of year," Brother Hansen writes, "Our part is to seeing one o his younger brothers baptized. colporteurs out into the field, and endeavor to be faithful, putting in full time, and watching It is an inspiration to meet the people of this place Hupeh and Central China in their proper everyopportunity to come into touch with those village. The one who brought the villagers a place on the literature sales reports. who are honest in heart; and the Lord will do knowledge of present truth, is a real missionary. Several ar*> definitely studying. During our "During the disorders last spring and sum- His part. I am determined by the Lord's help to make this the best year I have enjoyed in the short visit, *he suggestion has been made that mer, it became impossible for foreigners or the village temple be converted into a Christian China field." Chinese general workers to visit many of our chapel, where all could worship the true God. May the Lord continue to add His blessing. The spir't °f Christ ia working with the out-stations. Consequently, many of the Brother Hansen, in going to his work day by hearts of men. Let us cause our lights to shine churches suffered for lack of leadership and day, must traverse the main arteries of Canton in giving this wonderful truth to others. As cUiection. This experience revealed a weak- city itself, in order to get to the ferry crossing we do this, God will bless each of us with a ness in our local organization. To overcome to Honam. The local evangelist in change lives harvest of souls as a result of our personal this, we are reorganizing the old churches, on the Honam side, in an apartment above the efforts. where all the responsibilities have rested on chapel. Pingyang, Chekiang, Oct. 27,1927. 10 FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK From Pastor R. R. Figuhr are all responding to urgent calls. We are Our Ma'ay Missionary Paper f? citing an early start, and for rhis reason we Of the annual meeting of the Central Luzon M. E. Diredja should have the besl year we have ever enjoyed Conference, held early in December in Manila, A few incidents connected with the circula- in th's field. Lagt year we lost a good month- P. I.. Paslor R. R. Figuhr writes: February—-because tVat month was all taken tion of our Malay Signs of the Times, published "I believe the Lord met with us and bVssecl in the vernacular from our Singapore office up with our annual meetings of the local and us richly. Brother MacGuire was with us under the name of 'Pertandaan Zaman, have union conferences. But no;withstanding the throughout. He was assigned the &r£t iwo come to Our notice, and we pass them on in f oss of that month, our workers held twenty- hours of each morning, from eight to ten o'clock. evidence of the influence of the printed page four tent efforts in all, besides a number of The brethren, we feel, were greatly benefited upon the minds of those who are seeking for- smaller efforts, some of which yielded good by his very helpful Studies. Professor Griggs the light of Bible truth for our day: results. The brethren and sisters in the was with us the lasl two days. The brethren churches co-operated more than ever before, A brother in Minahassa, in northern Celebes, were all glad to see him. bringing many to a knowledge of saving Bible writes: '"For two years I preached the gospel *'We had a full house. Every year our truth; and much was done by the colporteurs. in ICakas, Loementoet, Amoerang, Romboken, problem of handling the brethren in attendance, We believe God is now calling us to greater and Langoan. Companies of believers were becomes a greater one than before. We must endeavor and deeper consecration than ever organized in each place, with the exception of do something to enlarge our Manila church, or before." Langoan. where during the entire two years no else find somte suitable place out in the one seemed to respond favorably toward the provinces. Thus far we have been unable to truths proclaimed. Now 1 find that the circula- find anything away from here that will seat al Bidding Workers God-speed tion of ^ertawdaan Zaman in Langoan has had the people who come, so we continue in our large influence, and several have been brought own church here. Possibly we might run some More and more frequently of late it is our by this medium to the point of full obedience to balconies adove the main auditorium, thus privilege to bid workers God-speed as "they the teachings of Holy Scripture." adding to our present capacity. take ship or train for points in the interior of China. Several have gone into Central and One of the workera in Ambon (not far from "A workers* meeting preceded the confer- West China. Recently Pastor W. E. Strickland New Guinea) writes: "Tne influence of the ence session. Brother MacGuire led out in and Brother H. Remain Dixon left for their Perlandaan Zaman 1 have likened to the power giving Studies, and the workers apreciated second trip to Hankow and into the Honan of the German 42 c, m. gun which blew up the these. After conference we had yet another Belgian fort during the World War. In our province, the last lap of the journey into Honan day with the workers, and in this Brethren community men and women are being warned to be Undertaken as soon as, conditions in that MacGuire and Griggs t«ok part. by well-meaning but mistaken teachers not to province may seem to warrant their return once "Our baptisms for the firsl eleven months buy Seventh-day Adventist literature—espe- more. Pastor H. L. Graham* on his next trip were 529. During our meeting we baptized 12, up the Yangtze, plans on visiting if possible cially the Perfandaan Zaman. The more making our baptisms 540 to date, and more are five Stations of the Hupeh Mission that are close insistent the warnings, the more eager the in prospect for the closing weeks of December. to the river. Brother A. N, Bierkle, now in people seem to read and the more ready are Our baptized church membership at the end of Hankow, will proceed to Changsha, Hunan, on they to accept its teachings." November, 1927, was 3,430. Seven new the occasion of Pastor C. H. Davis's next visit Recently one of our readers was influenced churches have been established. A number of to that center. Brother Davis has just come in through the paper, to give up the tobacco habit chapels of strong materials have been erected. from a few weeks in the Hunan province, and and the use of intoxicating drinks. Our tithes show an increase of nearly 2,' 00 reports many encouraging experiences. The A sister in Bantik, Medado, testifies to her pesos. Our home missionary work Has shown brethren there have suffered hardships and conversion through reading the Perlandaan encouraging progress. It seems that in book have lost of their earthly possessions; but their Zaman. She has in turn been instrumental in sales we may fall a little behind the previous faith has been strengthened, and they are doing bringing her father to the place where he has year. This may be due partially to the work- all they can to build up the church and to bring yielded his heart fully to the Lord. They were ing systematically of one of our harder portions many into fulness of spiritual blessing. Pastor baptized together, and now the father is doing of the territory this year—Batangas. Geo. L. Wilk : nson, d rector of the South Bible work, bringing the truths of Holy Scrip- 'The delegates and others in attendance Chekiang Mission, just in from a visit to all ture to the knowledge of hungry souls. manifested an excellent spirit. We heard no stations in his field, brings similar word con- A reader in Balige, Sumatra, in renewing grumbling. Every one seemed happy and cerning the faith and constancy of brethren and his subscription, urges that all numbers be courageous. I think the,same is true of our sisters in the Wenchow language area. supplied him.'and tells of his purpose to secure workers. They have worked hard, and have back numbers of former years. He has been revealed a splendid spirit of co-operation. a reader of the paper for three years. Two were ordained during the conference. From Pastor T. T. Babienco An old reader writes: "The influence of One of these. Brother Santos, has been work- ing in the Tarlac district. He presented to the "I left home on the eleventh day of Octo- the magazine, Perfandaan Zaman, is like the conference a new church of twenty-six members ber," writes Pastor T. T. Babieneo, on furlough, light of the sun on a clear day. At night, when this year. This church was brought out in the wbile in tbe Western Canadian Union visiting only the moon and the slars appear, we do not city of Tarlac; and now Pastor Santos has gone among churches. "I have visited Illinois, have fullness of li^ht; but when, the morningr back to conduct a second tent effort in that city, North Dakota, So ath Dakota, Manitoba, and comes, and the sun arises in his strength, light as it is a very large place. As soon as he can now I am in Saskatchewan visiting Russian, shines forth, ar.d nothing is any longer in complete his work there sufficiently to leave, Ukranian, German, and English churches. obscurity. It is c'ear to me that'the light of the he will go on eighteen kilometers to the town of I have yet to visit churches in Alberta, Pertandaan Zaman is shining upon us from the La Paz, from which Place a most urgent call has California, and Virginia; tben I return to our Sun of R ghteousness. 1 promise to abide in come for meetings. Tarlac and la Paz are in temporary home at Islington, Ontario, the light of Penandaan Zaman." the Pampanga language area. This pas! year Canada, (Box 46) wberemail may be addressed (Note.—These testimonials regarding the three new churches have been raised up in this to us. I hope to get back to Islington by the influence of our magazine published at language area, and the total number of our twentieth of March. On this tour I am kept Singapore, have all beei. translated from the Pampanga-speaking believers has reached very busy, holding meetings daily, and Malay.—Editor.) about two hundred. We have some workers ofttimes more t1: an one meeting, besides of considerable experience amons these people, visiting at tbe homes of tha brethren. I like and expect to see the work develop rapidly. to tell the story of bow God is working in Colportage of large and small literature is going different lands, and bringing many to a Ord'na ion to the Ministry on steaddy in the Pampangan language area, knowledge of Himself. I find our churches During the annual session of the Centra! and we have a separate assistant field mission- over here of good courage, and willing to do Luzon Conference in Manila last December, ary serving there. more than ever before for missions. Brethren Pedro Magsalen and Vicente Santea "Immediately after our conference meeting, "My folks at home are keeping well. The were ordained to gospel ministry. These we made up the schedule of our tent efforts for children are in English school this year—an brethren have been engaged in evangelic : c the incoming year. As planned at present, we excellent opportunity for them. My Christian work for a number of years, and God ha.a have ten strong companies going out. These regards to all the bretbien." abundantly blessed their labors. FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTLOOK From Mohammedanism "C. O. S" (Mandarin) Back into Chap Tou Djen THROUGH a communication sent The morning of January 24 Pastor D. E. ATTENTION is called anew to the Rebok, president of China Theological in by Brother Melvin Munson (now in opportunity that many have of arrang" Seminary, left Shanghai for an extended Stay at the States ) from one of our Javanese ing for large distribution to be made of Chao Tou Djen, the home of the Seminary, in converts from Mohammedanism, we the pamphlet edition of "Christ Our the hope of effecting a rehabilitation of theplant are reminded anew of the daily dangers Saviour," as translated into Mandarin. in preparation for continued use for the faced by our brethren who have brave- Copies can also be secured in similar purposes for which this institution was founded. ly separated from Islam. The wiiter's form in Wenli. The Signs of the Times With Professor Rebok were Professor Paul name we mu^t refrain from mentioning Publishing House, 25 Ningkuo Road, E. Quimby. of the History and Bible depart- because of the peculiar perils to which Shanghai, offer this pamphlet on a ment; Dr. Donald E, Griggs, head of the publicity often subjects converts from basis permitting of its sale for the hospital-dispensary conducted in connection with the Seminary; and Professor Ernest Hurd. the Islamic faith to Christianity. He nominal price of ten cents, Mexican, head of the agricultural department. These tells of efforts to win souls, and of the per copy. Those who are desirous of brethren are soon to be joined by Professor successes attending our Seventh-day securing a supply for use should address Fred A. Landis, in charge of the mechanical AdventiSl workers in Java. In conclu- their inquiries to the nearest Book and industries, and by others. Plans for the sion he touches on persona! experiences Bible House agency. continuance of the school will be announced in meeting persecution. To quote: following the holding of the annual con- "But along with progress has come persecu- stituency meeting appointed for mid-February. tion, and this has often come from the mission- aries of other Protestant societies. In their papers they have made bitter attacks upon us; Literature Sales during 1927 but they have been silenced by the truth as From Pastor J. W. Rowland presented in the columns of our Malay Signs. in Malaysia Writing from 4123 Whitman Ave., Seattle, The more they try to expose our work, the Brother H. A. Andersen, who has served in Wash., U. S. A; , Pastor J. W, Rowland, on greater publicity is given to the truth. Singapore the past year as manager and furlough from the Malaysian Union, reports "And now the Mohammedans are being treasurer of Malaysian Signs Press, reports having located in Seattle (at the address named) aroused to fight the truth. Their fanatical under date ot January 12 that the sales oi the for the winter, in order that his children may hatred has been directed against me, and if it have church school privileges. "We are enjoy- were not for the merciful providence of God, 1 Malaysian House during the year 1927 totaled ing our furlough," Brother Rowland writes, would have been killed. $75,331.61 gold, which is slightly in excess of "and are trying to get fitted up physically for 'On one occasion, while visiting a village, their goal ol $75,000. Thebrethren in Malaysia our return at the appointed time. In the spring some fifteen men followed me, every one armed are deserving ol heartiest congratulations. I plan on some manual labor either in the woods with a long knife Just as they were about to In their correspondence they express their or on a farm. We think of the work in Asia, surround me, the Comtnisaris ( Dutch sheriff ) gratitude to God for what He has enabled them and pray God to bless and protect the workers." came up, and learning of their purpose he took to accomplish in His name. them all to the police court, where they were Brother Anderson reports a sale of 1,500 tried for disturbing the peace. However, a8 1 copies ol the Siamese edition of "Health and had followed them there, I pled for him to be Again in Waichow lenient, and if possible, pardon them this time. Longevity," published also by thier House in The officer was greatly surprised to hear me four other languages. With each copy of Latest advices Irorn South China indicate plead for my would-be murderers; but eventual- "Health and Longevity" the colporteurs in that Pastor J. P. Anderson and Dr. H. 0, James- ly he released them. Siam are placing in the hands of purchasers succeeded in getting back into Waichow, and "Pray for us here, as it is evident that Satan a copy ol the Siamese edition of "Our Day," that at present our mission properties in that is angryj 'for he knoweth that he hath but a all orders for the health book having been station are evacuated by the soldiers. This is short time,.* taken on this basis. good news. _____The Sabbath School Department Report of the Far Eastern Division Sabbath School Department for the Quarter Ending September 30,1927 Twelve 13th Conference No. Member- Average Senior Youth Primary Cradle Sabbaths. Sabbath Total Offering or Mission • Schools ship Attendance Kind. Roll Offering Offering to Mission Centra] China 64 1688 147! 207.73 81.85 289.58 Chosen 107 4834 3848 1939 !OH 1663 221 638.85 89.60 728.45 East China 78 2728 1868 2012 438 278 443.27% 125.93 569.201/a Japan Union 20 595 445 470 15 98 12 486.04 168.50 654-54 Malaysian Union 77 2605 2389 456 107 316 1 1269.02 491.89 1760.9! Manchuria 12 380 328 257 69 42 12 97.27 3770 134.97 North China 15 443 377 271 99 41 78.65 19.59 98.24 Philippines 237 7687 6669 4826 575 2286 1444.08 400.72 1844.80 South China 87 2570 2)40 1283 563 393 561,05 104.40 665.45 Sungari-Mongoli a 10 445 413 296 57 97 5 354.41 85.82 440.23 Wesl China 20 375 416 31! 60 4 99.06% 13.16% 112.23 Total 727 24360 20364 12121 2994 5218 251 5679.44 1619.16% 7298.60% MRS. i. H. EVANS, Secretary of the Far Eastern Division Sabbath School Department FAR EASTERN DIVISION OUTTOOK The Next Statistical Number Notice—Annual Constituency and Our March number will be devoted to Board Meeting of the Shanghai statistical reports for the year 1927, and will Sanitarium and Hospital PnHisled monthly iy the Far Eastera Division of tie be mailed about Febuary 22. General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 25 f Notice is hereby given of the annual con- Ninghuo Road, Shanghai, China. SnbscriptionT seventy- stituency and board meeting of the Shanghai five cents gold a year. Edited ty the Division Secretary. Sanitarium and Hospital, called to convene Registered at the Chinese Post-Office as a Newspaper. at Sanitarium, 150 Rubicon Road, Shanghai. In the Field China, at 9 a. m., February 22, 1928. at which time annual reports will ^be rendered Several of the brethren have been spending and the usual business transacted, A prelim- the winter months in the field. Professor inary meeting of the Constituency is to be called Frederick Giiggs. who i? now closing up a at the Division Offices. 25 Ningkuo Road, Coming from Washington, D. C. series of visits to stations in South China Union Shanghai, at 11:30 a.m.. February 19, 1928. and Philippine Union, writes from Manila of The Constituency of the Shanghai Sani^ Definite word has been received of the sail- attendance at institutes and conferences in tarium and Hospital includes (1 ) The members ing from San Francisco January 17, per s. s. Centra! Luzon, Northern Luzon, and Ea^l of the Far Eastern Division Executive Com-- "Siberia-mam," of the N. Y. K. line, of Pastor Visaya. His last month has been spent among mittee: (2) all accredited Seventh-day Ad-- W. A. Spicer, president of the General Confer- Cebuan -speaking believers. ventist physicians in the Far East: (3) seven ence, and Pastor J. L. Shaw, treasurer of the Pallor Meade MacGuire tells of many meet- others, as appointed by the Far Eastern Division General Conference, for Shanghai, in order Executive Committee. ings with brethren and sifters in twelve or more that they may meet with brethren of the Far of the churches in West Visaya, of special (.Signed) I. H. Evans, Chairman Eastern Division during the spring meetings studies with students of Philippine Junior Col- G. S. Luther, Secretary appointed for the latter part of February. lege, of a workers' institute for Centra! Luzon, It is with joy that we learn of the decision of and of precious experiences in other parts of the brethren from Washington, D. C., to join the Philippines during the past few weeks. us in the Far Eastern Division at this time. Processor S. L. Frost has been in the Notice—Annual Meeting of the Malaysian Union for about three months, in Signs of the Times Publishing House attendance at the annual institute of several The annual meeting of the Board of Directors Union Services in Shanghai weeks' duration for church school teachers of the Signs of the Times Publishing House is gathered into Singapore for advanced training; called for February 16, 1928, at 2:00 p. m., in Appointments are out for two days of and later in visitation of schools and other the School Chapel. At this meeting the union services of all believers and friends mission interests in Straits Settlements, Federat- financial report of the institution, together with who desire to attend Sabbath meetings tbe ed Malay States, and Sumatra. report of the manager, treasurer, superinten- forenoon and afternoon of February 18 and Pastor I. H. Evans baa recently spent a little dent, and editor, will be presented. 25, at No. 35, Range Road, Shanghai. This time at Hongkong, in counsel with the members SIGNS OF THE TIMES PUBLISHING HOUSE will give opportunity for all to hear Pastors of the South China Union Committee. W. P. Henderson, Manager Spicer and Shaw during the two Sabbaths Frederick Lee, Secretary named. "The Ministry'* Harvest Ingathering Specials Notice—Annual Constituency Orders for tbe_ Chinese and Japanese As may be known by many of the workers Harvest Ingathering Specials for the year Meeting of the China in the Division, it was decided at the Chat- 1928 should be placed at once with the tanooga Fall Council to launch a new publi- Theological Seminary Shanghai and Tokyo offices, in order tbatit cation. The Ministry. This, as its name indi- may be known how many are to be printed to cates, is for the strengthening and upbuilding (China Missionary Junior College) meet a]] needs. The first edition of the of the ministry. The time has come when The regular annual meeting of the Consti- Chinese Ingathering paper is to be ready for every worker must lay hold of every means of tuency of the China Theological Seminary will shipment by the close of February. help in his work. "Thelife, character and edu- convene at 25 Ningkuo Road, Shanghai, China, on Thursday, February 16, 1928, at lOa. m.,for cation of our workers has more influence upon the transaction of any and all business which the worker than any other single factor. The may be deemed for the good of the school. A The Shanghai Sanitarium apostolic movement was not measured prima- full attendance of the Constituency is urged. and Hospital rily by the number of its adherents. It was not I. H. Evans, President measured by the high profession of its propo- The dedication of tbe Shanghai Sanitarium D. E. Rebok, Secretary nents, nor by the financial holdings of the and Hospital at 150 Rubicon Road is to take church. Its, strength under God lay in the place the afternoon of February 22, The vision, life, and training of its workers. We are doors of the institution were opened for seeing the days of the apostles re-enacted. Notice—Spring Council of the patients at tbe beginning ot the new year. God's men, as they follow the apostolic methods and standards, can accomplish as Far Eastern Division much to-day as in any age of the church." Committee Addresses of Workers But this can be done only when every worker puts forth his best effort to be qualified, body, The annual meeting: of the Far Eastern on Furlough Division of the General Conference Committee, mind, and spirit, for his work. usually spoken of as "The Spring Council," is W. J. Harris, 57 Aldrich St., Battle The Ministry will contain the best help possi- appointed for February 19-24, 1928, at the Jlich. U. S. A. ble for our workers, and no one can afford to Division office, 23 Ningkuo Road, Shanghai, H. J. Doolittle, care Mt. Vernon Academy, be without it. A list of the foreign workers of China. The first meeting is called for 8:00 Mount Vernon, Ohio, U. S. A. the Division has been sent the Ministerial As- a. m. Sunday, February 19. Members of the sociation headquarters in Washington, with Far Eastern Division of the General Conference L. D. Warren, care Mt. Vernon Academy, Committee are expected to be present in time Mount Vernon, Ohio. U. S. A. instruction to send the paper from the first to for the opening meeting. H. L. Shull, Box 355, Rockaway, N. J., each worker. It was felt that no worker would U. S. A. want to be without it. But perchance if any one (Signed) \. H. Evans, Chairman J. A. Guild, 66 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, does not want it, it will be discontinued, other- C. C. Crisler, Secretary D. C., U, S. A. wise the charge of fifty cents gold will be made A. H, Zimmermann, Grindelberg ISA, through regular channels. The charge pays Hambmrg, Germany. only in part for the paper, which has to be sub- From Mrs. R. C. Porter F. J. J. Dittmar, Grindelberg ISA, Hamburg, sidized by the General Conference. Germany. Jt is the plan that this new Association "Our thoughts and prayers have been with you through the trying experiences of the past P. Drinhaus, Grindelberg ISA. Hamburg periodical shall take the place of the "Monthly sear," writes Sister R. C. Porter from the S D. Germany. Readings" which we have been sending out A. Tabernacle, Battle Creek, Mich., U. S. A., R. M. Milne, 3 AwdeSt., Toronto, Ontario, from the Far Eastern Division to our English, HPT permanent address; and she continues: Canada. reading workers. We are glad for this new "Never did a day pass but that our thoughts M. F. Wiedemann, College View, Nebr., Kelp in making our ministry an able one. flew across the deep sea, and especially when U. S. A. the war was at its worst. And to us on this Frederick Griggs side, judging by newspaper reports, it seems as J. E. Riffel, College Place, Wash., U.S. A. stormy as ever over there. J. W. Rowland, 4123 Whitman Ave., Seattle, Wash., U. S. A. "The old Battle Creek church has had an Born, on November 24 (Thanksgiving onward year. The membership is over a T. T. Babienco, Box 46, Islington, Ontario, thousand; missions quota an average of sixty- Canada. Day), to Pastor and Mrs. W. B, Riffel, of the two cents per capita per week; tithe ten thou- C. W. Lee, R. F. D. No. 9, Box 295, Battle Bicoi Mission, Legaspi, Alaby, Philippine sand dollars more this year than for the corre- Creek, Mich. t U. S. A, islands, a daughter, Ketta Leora Eiffel. sponding period last year (to mid-November)."