Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Monday, August 1, 1887 Page: 3 of 16
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OUR BROTHER IN RED.
to conduct our Sunday-Bchool,but we are
determined to make some effort to drag
the train along. We want the sun
of Righteousness in the center of this
community. They are entirely cor-
Brethren, pray for me. I am the
only one that can preach the gospel.
We had several preachers. They are
all goiie over except Brother Willis F.
Folsom. I always meet him at our
Quarterly Conference, but he will soon
be superannuated. Your true brother,
J. B. Luce, P. C.
Beaver Creek Circuit. Dear Brother
Brewer:—I have been sick ever siuce
the third Sunday in June. I preached
three times on that day, and came
down from the staud at night nick
with what the doctors called nervous
prostration, and a slight attack of
mental paralysis. I thought my work,
though jost begun, was about done.
My Distiict Conference is now in
session, and 0 how I long t be there.
I want to be loyal in all things pertain-
ing to our bless*dChurch, out. f which
my mother died and went home to
heaven, and in whose pale my father
now lingers at the good old age of 82
years. He told Brother J. N. Moore,
my presiding elder, a short time ago,
he w«s only " waiting his time to go
I am feeling better now, and hope to
be able to attend my meeting the third
Sunday at Beaver Creek.
J' iin W. Davenport, P. C.
Leon Circuit. Dear Brother Brew- miliar to me; then the paper grew in
er;—My first protracted meeting ha* interest,and now I look forthe monthly
just closed. It was held at a new ap
P'tiutment iu a sparsely settled region,
where there was no organization and
no altar help. The Rev. J. H. Terrell,
local preacher, preached one sermon,
which was my only ministerial help,
but the good Lord helped at each ser
vice, and the result was seven conver-
sions and nine accessions.
C. F. Roberts, P. C.
July 22, 1887.
Canadian Circuit. Brother Brew-
er:—We closed a fine meeting at Paw
paw last Friday night. Had a mosi
sflorious revival. Many converted and
reclamed. I am now helping Brother
Culwell at Richland. List night there
were thirty mourners at the altar, and
two converted. We had five or six
conversions in two nights. We are
expecting great results. Brother Cul-
well will write you of the meeting.
C. S. Jones.
Grand River Circuit. Dear Brothei
Brewer:—I shall expect you tohel|
me at Brj aa's Chapel, if you can. The
meeting begins the 14th inat. We are
moving on slowly, have held two meet
ing< , had three accessions, and baptized
nine children. Pray for us.
July 11, 1887.
Gibson Circuit. Dear Brother in
Red :—A protracted meeting was clos-
ed last night at Smith Bethel, on this
work, that though itlat-tedbutsixdays
was much blessed by the presence of
Almighty God, and resulted in thirteen
conversions and eight joining our be-
loved Church. Brother A. C. Pickens
assisted Brothers Austin and Yar-
brough iu the meeting, as did Brothers
Rise and Duun, local preachere.
Among those profji-siug Christ and
joining the Church were some of the
best citizens of the neighborhood. The
Church has been revived aud built up
as it has not been fur years. To God
be all the glory! I remain yours in
Christ Jesus. Fratee
July 12,1887. -
EXTRACT FROM A PRIVATE
LETTER FROM MRS. BISH-
Thft editor and his wife have just re-
ceived a long aud very interesting let
ter from our esteemed friend and sister.
Mrs. Bishop Kavanaugh. Though
written only for private perusal, we wtl
fake the liberty of making s >me ex-
t acts from it, knowing that her many
friends who read this paper will be de-
lighted to hear from her. We appre
oiate this kind reference to our little
"When I reflect that for many
months, now numbering into yea'8
Our Brother in Red has been folded
and directed to me at Petaluma, Cali
fornia, I feel prompted to write at leasi
my thanks for the attention extended
me. I became interested in the paper
first because you were its editor; then
the surroundings of the work were fa-
visitor for its good reading matter, and
when I aiu done with ii I turn it over
to those who are not so able to supply
themselves with such good reading
This sentence impresses us profound-
"Iu looking back in the far past to
the place where we first met (Corinth,
Miss.,), and on to the town where we
last parted (Fayetteville, Arkausas,),
memory leads me on through the vista
>t years to the present moment. How
many changes have marked our path-
way! What sorrow, sadnees, aud re-
verses have we not met! And yet
retrospection takes up the thread and
brings us on to the present time. The
recollection of friend -hips, kind greet-
ings and the pleasant hospitality of your
home in another town in Arkansas,
*hose name escapes me now [L--wis-
burg.—Ed], is fivsh and green in
memory." [The sanctifying benefits
"f those visits linger yet as sweet in-
cense aud will never be erased from
memory's tablet.—Ed ] " Those were
pleasant days when traveling with my
kind protector and friend, mingling
with devoted and zealous members of
"Ur Church at their meetings, in their
homes, whether palatial or rustic, the
cordial fellowship was all the same.
Now the scene is changed. The dear
one who constituted the life, the enjoy-
ment of this journey, his remains re-
pose in the silent city of the dead at
Cave Hid, Louisville, Ky., awaiting
the resurrection morn, while the one
left strives to keep the flickering taper
of life burning by unsatisfying efforts
to fulfill the duties of the day."
These lines will be read with great
pleasure by the many friends of Sister
" My health is reasonably good. My
home is with lay only child, my
daughter, who lives in Petaluma."
An aged Christian, whose life has
been well spent, sitting on the banks of
the last river, whcse waters touch the
soles of her feet, waiting for the sum-
mons to " come up higher," is sublimely
beautiful. May the Lord of Glory
add many days of usefulness yet to the
life of our dear sister!
As a pleasant memento of the past
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Brewer, Theodore F. Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Monday, August 1, 1887, newspaper, August 1, 1887; Muskogee, Indian Territory. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc234374/m1/3/: accessed August 15, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.