Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 23, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1888 Page: 3 of 8
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WEEK Oh PRAYER AND SELF DENIAL
TK -APRIL 1-8.
by bkv. cha8. b. oallovvay.
The Board of Missions, in session
November 25, 1887, suggested the
. observance of a week of prayer and
self-denial in 1888, and recommend-
ed April 1-8 as the time for those
Conferences already held, leaving
other Conferences to select a week
best suited to their local circum-
stances. Several agreed upon the
days fixed by the Board, two or
three adopting another date. On
many accounts it is best for the en-
tire connection to adopt the same
time. There is inspiration in the
thought that more than a million
Christians are specially praying th
same hour for the same thing, and
in concert arc coining their self-de-
nials into the currency of God's
kingdom. But whatever the date
appointed by a Conference, let the
work be faithfully observed. It
will assure spiritual eurichment to
the church beyond possible compu-
tation, and add needed thousands to
our missionary treasury.
The partial observance of the ap-
pointment for 1887 yielded about
$27,000, besides stimulating the
regular collections and quickening
the spiritual life ot the connection
If the offerings of each Conference
had been in proportion to a few that
might be mentioned, that amount
would have been increased by one
Denying one's self for the Lord
demands special grace. There is
self-denial that is not of the Lord or
for the Lord. We may deny our-
selves for ourselves, and esteem it
a Christian virtue. Rigid personal
economy may be practiced to fur-
ther an enterprise, laudable, indeed,
but not for the Lord. The Master
magnifies motive. "For Jesus'
sake" is at once the true inspiration
to duty and the real measure of re-
ward. A suggestive missionary
motto for April 1-8, 1888, might be,
therefore, '^elf-denial for the Son
of God." On the preparation for
and observance of the appointed
week, I venture a few observations.
1. The offerings made should not
be in lieu of or form a part of the
regular missionary assessment.
These gifts are special and should
be kept separate. If possible,
"clear the decks" before that week.
Every specific self-denial will then
take special direction. Every dime
redeemed will go on a distinct mis-
sion of redemptton—reduction of
"the debt" and enlargement of the
2. It is best to make the offerings
daily. At the close of each service
let the self-denials of the day be cast
into the treasury. It will strain our
faith to part atone time with the ac-
cumulated savings from self of an
3. The President of the Confer-
ence Board of Missions can magni-
fy his office in making preparation
for the special service. An early
called meeting of his Bqard, some
preliminary mass meetings arranged,
the issuance of a circular or two,
and diligent correspondence with
pastors and leading laymen during
the two months preceding will
strangely warm his own heart and
kindle the zeal of his entire Confer-
4. Upon our editors of church pa-
pers the success of this appointment
mainly depends, Without excep-
tion they will be vigilant and dili-
gent in broad-casting the connection
with missionary information—learn-
ing a lesson from the politicians. I
believe it would pay for each editor
to adopt missions as a specialty, and
make his a "red-hot campaign pa-
per" from now until the 8th of
April. And then pastors must see
that the circulation of these papers
shall increase by thousands—that
not a Methodist family is unsup-
plied with an Advocate or Metho-
dist, at least "for the campaign."
The substantial and permanent ad-
ditions to each subscription list by
such a policy would be gratifying
to publishers and a benediction to
If the week of prayer and self-
denial is observed in the spirit of
its appointment by our great con-
nection, after the 8lh of April the
missionary debt will be a "precious
memory," and the candidates for
foreign work now waiting to go will
be hurried to the distant fields al-
ready white unto harvest. Mighty
exigencies are upon us; sublime
possibilities are before us! Dr. Al-
len brings to us stories of apostolic
achievement in the East that are
thrilling, but the prophctic vision he
unfolds is enrapturing. The one
strengthens faith, the other ;a a call
to doubie diligence and more heroic
effort. To meet an emergency in
the Master's kingdom we ought to
be willing to convert our self-indul-
into coin for the Master'®
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Our First Quarterly Conference
for Fort Gibson Circuit was held at
Green's school house., the 28th and
29th of January, 1888.
Bro. L. W. Rivers, our presiding
elder, was with us in good health,
body and spirit, and carefully look-
ed after all the ihterest of the church,
preached to us in the power of the
Spirit and the church by the earn-
est preaching of the word was
quickened into new life. There
were shouts of hallelujah heard
from many in the congregation who
felt the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Heaven came our souls to greet and
glory crowned the gloomy seat.
Bro. R., is the right man in the
right place. Our people are car-
ried away with him and dearly love
him as a preacher. We all know
Bro. R., is wholly given to the Lord,
and -I feel that God will use him as.
one of his humble instruments in
accomplishing great good. The
attendance was much better than
usual so said the stewards. When
question 2nd page, 60 was called.
"Are there any complaints."
There were several very interesting
speeches made by the officials of
the conference, as regards what are
included in this question, can a
preacher conscienciously answer
none, when he knows very well
there are stewards in the Circuit
who never attend the Quarterly
meetings or collect a dollar for the
support of the ministry. Let me
say with emphasis the sooner we
get rid of such unfaithful men in
the stewardship the better for Meth-
odism in our Conference. I will
not nominate a man at the Fourth
Quarterly Conference for steward
whom I know has missed three
Quarterly Conference during the
year unless there can be reasons
given for such for absenting him-
self. As Methodist let us awake
along this line, and in less than one
year there will be great improve-
ment. "Judgment," saith the Lord,
"will I lay to the line, and if I be
cut off it were ten-fold better than
to be a clog to the wheel of Zion.
Dilligence and faithfulness in all
things have the promise of great re-
ward. Be thoughtful unto death
and I will give thee a crown of life.
May God give earnest zeal to all
his servants in their labor of love
and a rich reward. Eternal life in
the world to come is the prayer of
Yours in Christ, F. E. S.
A brother who is working for
the Arkansas Methodist writes at
the end of a list of subscribers, "I
will send you two new subscribers
for every old one that drops the
roll." The editor might, with pro
priety, have given a "warm exhor
tation" after that text. No doubt it
was in his heart to do so, but he has
"just come to the throne."
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