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INDEX Editorial Conference Impressions (Hev. I*. G. / i n n e r . Ubon, Siam) Cadman, Hev. and Mrs. Win. C.. Hanoi, Central Tonkin Chrisiuaii. Rev. and Mrs. R. M., L'bon, Bast Siam BUI son, Rev. and Mrs. I ) . W'.. Baltambang, N.I-:. Cambodia Ferry, Rev. anil Mrs. G. C . Cantho, Cochinchina Fune. Rev. .1., Namdmii. South Tonkin Crobb, Hev. and Mrs. F. (i., Vientiane, North Laos Guntlier, Hev. and Mrs. P. W., t'boti, Fast Shun Hnuunoiid, Hev. and Mrs. A. 1... H. W . Cambodia Hnzletl, Rev. and Mrs. H- IL, Tourane. Bible School Heikkinen, Miss A.. Dalai. School for Miss Children Homer-Dixon, Mrs. H.. Hanoi, Tonkin Irwin. Rev. and Mrs. I! P., Saigon. Cochinehimi Jackson. Rev. and Mrs. tl. A.. Dalai. Moi work, So. Annam Peterson, Rev. and Mrs. F. C , Kompong Trnch. So. Camb. Pruell. Rev. and Mrs. \ Y . A., Quinhon, Central Annnnni Roffe, Hev. and Mrs. (i. F.., Luang Prabang, North Laos Smith. Hev. and Mrs. G. II.. Kratie. Northwest Cambodia Smith, Hev. anil Mrs. H. C , Haiphong, Pastern Tonkin Stebbins, Rev. and Mrs. I. EL, Hue, Central Annam Van Hine, Rev. and Mrs. .1. J., Langson, Tbos ot N . Tonkin Voth, Rev. and Mrs. P. A., Khon Ken. East Siam . " > l Sli "2 3(1 M 82 7ti SB 23 !> ol 89 52 -16 25 II 69 34 8 1 ) 20 40 83 z y.

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R O M East and W e s t , from North and South, w e missionaries gathered on the mountain top. W e had come from lowland and delta, from thronging city and distant town to this quiet retreat with its vistas of majestic mountains and mysterious ravines. How fervently our hearts desired lhal here, during the quiet days of Conference, w e might commune wilh the L o r d and catch even o n e transient glimpse of loveliness d i v i n e , as had the favoured three on the Mount w i t h Jesus. T h u s would we he strengthened to live worthily of our Master when again we should descend to the plains below and the problems and perplexities of missionary life. I ""HE reports of the missionaries, covering the two years * since the previous Conference, told of much advance w o r k . In the f o l l o w i n g pages w e would share with our readers choice extracts culled from these reports in the order in w h i c h they w e r e given al Conference. W e trust these w i l l enable you l o h e l p together by prayerw more intelligently and fervently.
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I N C E the last issue of the <<Calb> w e have been privi leged to w e l c o m e back the T r a v i s , Jackson ( R . M . ) and Carlson families to Ihe ministry w h i c h they love so w e l l . O f especial interest w a s the arrival of M r . Olsen and Mrs. Olsen ( n e e F r o s t ) in their new capacity as husband and w i f e . T h e knot was tied in the home of the bride's brother at St. P a u l , Minnesota, on June.'hd, 1932. M a y the labour of these two earnest and faithful missionaries prove of yet greater blessing to the w o r k of God by their union than during the term o f their single blessedness.)) A w e e maiden, M a r i a n M a y , came to gladden the hearts of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, on July 25th. 1932. On August loth, 1932, Mr. and Mrs. Ziemer w e l comed their lirsl-born sou and heir, T h o n i a s Gerald Lewis.n M a y these little ones be blessed and be a blessing.

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REV. T . G . ZIEMER

Hebrews 13;8aJesus Christ the same today and forever.

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V \ 7 I T H these reassuring w o r d s from God's holy w o r d , * * quoted by our chairman, Ihe 1932 session of the Eastern Siam and Indo-China Conference was formally opened. T h e n very appropriately and w i l b thanksgiving we were privileged to hear R e v . R . A . Jaffrey recount Ihe triumphs ol" our never changing Christ in the n e w field o f t h e Dutch East Indies. Each morning session of the conference was set apart for devolion and wailing upon God. And it can be truly said that all advances made, and all frontiers w i d e n e d , were made on bended knee in prayer. PKAVKH C H A N G E S T H I N G S . Satan dreads nothing bul prayer, and the one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from prayer. Iu fact he fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless w o r k , prayerless business sessions, and prayerless service. He only laughs at our toil, mocks at our w i s d o m , bul trembles when we. pray. As one great saint has rightly spoken, wProper prayer saves more time than it takes. T h e effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availelh m u c b . James 5: 16. T h u s these seasons o f prayer meant more and accomplished m o r e than any business session of the entire conference. It can truthfully be said lhal conference w a s more than a time for the discussion of, and deliberation on problems and questions. II was a time of meeting with God in prayer. T o d a y the world is short of prayer. Heaven cannot empty itself because there does not exist Sufficient of Ibis m e d i u m of exchange. M y feeling and impression of con ference can be summed up by the following statement: If w e missionaries (and all Christians l o o ) could be brought to realize that God has actually made the c o m i n g of His K i n g d o m , and the pouring down o f blessing, so that there shall nol be room to receive it, depcndanl on

our faithfulness in prayer, w e surely would begin to feel thai prayer i.s in very deed the highest expression ol our allegiance to God and Ihe chief p o w e r that we can exercise in bringing Christ's salvation to men. Tbe missionaries in reviewing the work since the last conference brought many reports o f t h e triumphs of our God for w h i c h we give thanks and g i v e H i m all the g l o r y . It is Irue h o w e v e r , lhal at times the. progress seems l o be painfully s l o w , especially in the n e w pioneer sections of Cambodia, Laos, T o n k i n , and Eastern Siam. Yet when in Ihe agony of impatience w e will call upon the L o r d , for He is every day the sameHe never fails. H e does hear us and will answer and s h o w us great and mighty things which we k n o w not. In each station there were encour aging reports of the w o r k i n g o f the Spirit of G o d , and from each missionary came a g l o w i n g account of real advance. At each devotional period w e were constantly reminded that He is just the Same as when he w a l k e d tbe dirt roads of this earth. ((Just the same Jesus All eyes shall behold H i m , Exalted to honor W h e r e once l i e was slain ! All nations shall crown H i m For o'er all the earth He, in glory, shall reign. And as Ihis great sublime truth o f t h e unchangeahility of Christ was constantly kept before us, I could not help but think of thai passage found in Mark 16: 2 0 : A n d they went forth ami preached e v e r y w h e r e , the Lord w o r k ing with them and confirming the w o r d with signs following.)) Just previous to this, the disciples had re ceived that divine commission w h i c h is ours too, namely, T o go into all Ihe world and preach to Gospel to every creature. And coupled with Ihis immense task came the enabling also. A l l God's biddings are enablings. T h u s as they went forth the L o r d worked w i l h them and confirmed Ihe word with signs. T h e consciousness o f His divine presence thus thrilled each hearl and fired all to a

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n e w determination lo * C O N C E N T R A T E our w o r k over the w h o l e lield. It is willi renewed faith and courage in the never failing Christ w h o is Ihe same yesterday, today and forever, that w e press on into another year. Also a profound courage and conviction permeated conference ihat there will he a richer harvest of souls as we draw nearer and nearer to the coming of the L o r d . A n d the prayer of each one gathered together was to be kept humble and usable in His hands. W i t h this all in mind a l l o w me to quote Luke 1 : 33 in the translation of Ihe old Moravian Version : A n d Mis K i n g d o m shall have no frontier. Our lield truly is unlimited, our task monstrous, yet the promise of His unchanging presence, the promise of His working w i t h ns, in us, and through us, c o m p e l s us ever to push out, ever outward unlil He comes.

T H E A N N A M E S E B I B L E SCHOOL. T O U R A N E

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R e v . H. H. Hazlett r e p o r t e d : * A n d the things that than hast heard , the same commit to faithful men, who shall he able to teach others also." II Tan. 2: 2
LESSONS OF FAITH

\ \ 7 " L count il a great privilege to have had the opportu* * nity of leaching in the Annamese Men's Bible School during Ihe pas! year. Although we had Ihe smallest enrollinenl Ihe School has known in recent years, yet all of the twenty-live men w h o registered lasl fall were enabled by the L o r d lo finish the school year.... O n l y one student was able lo pay his entire year's board in advance on the opening day, y e l il was marvelous to see h o w the L o r d met the students' needs during the year.... W e firmly believe that the students learned h o w lo trust Ihe Lord heller Ibis year than ever before. Several times w e had barely enough m o n e y in hand at the end of Ihe week for lwi> days' market supplies, hut the Lord always met every need

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and nol one meal was missed. O n e second year man was not able to return in time lor the opening day of school, so when his classmates heard of it they wrote him lo come and Ihey w o u l d stand with him in prayer for the m o n e y . W h e n the Church ol w h i c h he is a member learned of this, Ihey took up a special offering and received enough to pay his fare to school.
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hospital. T h e students had special prayer for him and he was continually mentioned in their daily prayer ser vices. After about three weeks he w a s entirely delivered from the hemorrhages and enabled to finish the school year. T h e Lord likewise very graciously delivered me from a severe attack of pleurisy w h i c h w e feared might develop into pneumonia.
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A v e r y high slate of spirituality prevailed among the student body throughout the entire year. T h e students met together in the chapel each evening after supper for prayers, and a special prayer service was also held early each Sunday morning. A l l lessons were laid aside Ihe last Friday of each month so that w e m i g h l have an opportunity lo further w a i t before the L o r d for His guid ance and blessing. A w e e k l y service was also held on Fri d a y evenings for the deepening o f the spiritual life of the students, at w h i c h time a message was given b y a member of the Faculty or by some visiting w o r k e r . T h e students were responsible for the messages given at the daily chapel services, and these were usually testimonies of h o w the L o r d had met them during the vacation months or during the time they had been in school... T h e students w e r e given many opportunities to witness for the Lord in and about T o u r a n e . T h e men w e r e d i v i d e d into groups of live each to assist in the W e d n e s d a y and Sunday night evangelistic services in the Hai-chau street chapel. Others taught Sunday School classes, w h i l e some w e r e very active in voluntary colporlage w o r k . O n e student, w h o has shown very little promise of ever making a good preacher, sold more books than any other student and w o n to the Lord an entire family of thirteen living not far from the Church, including a grandmother over eighty years o l d . Several o f t h e students w e r e delivered from severe i l l ness in answer to prayer, and there was one outstanding case for w h i c h w e give the L o r d all the praise. A very spiritual second year man w a s quite suddenly taken ill and had as many as six hemorrhages in one day. T h e doctor said he had tuberculosis and should go to the Hue

W e had no graduating class Ibis year since all the second year students of last year were sent out for a period of two years. H o w e v e r wc held closing exercises in the Tourane Church on the evening ol April 19th, which were very well attended by the local Christians and representa tives from all the nearby Churches. T h r e e second year students gave very t i m e l y messages on the L o r d ' s return.... If the Lord tarries w e believe that the enrollment next fall will be slightly larger lhan during this past year, and eight or nine students w i l l graduate the following spring. Shall w e not pray that the L o r d of the Harvest may thrust forth laborers into His harvest field, and thus great multitudes yel be won to Ihe Lord ere Jesus returns. In closing w e w o u l d express our deep appreciation of the splendid w o r k done by Pastors Ong-van-Huyen and Le-dinh-Tuoi, without whose help we w o u l d have been tremendously handicapped in the school w o r k . T h e y gave themselves wholeheartedly lo the work of leaching, and w e have always found them more than ready to co-operate in every w a y . T h e i r lives, moreover, have been a real blessing to the students, for they have lived as becomes those w h o teach. Pastor Tran-xnan-Phan also helped us this year by teaching a class in Minor Prophets. Curriculum f o r the past y e a r :
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS Outline Studies o r Ihe Biblo Christ in the Bible A d v a n c e d Catechism Bible Alias Outlines of W o r l d History Geography A n n a m e s e Composition The Four Gospels Types SECOND YEAR STUDENTS T h e F o u r Gospel* General Epistles R o m a n s & Galatians Daniel & Revelation M i n o r Prophets C h u r c h History A n n a m e s e C o m p o s i t i o n ft L i t e r a t u r e Homlletics Christian Doctrine

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M r s . H. H . H a z l e t t r e p o r t e d t aThere hath nol failed arc word of all his good promise....* I Kings 8: 56 ' T ' H E a b o v e verse has been p r o v e d true in our o w n * lives during the past year... A l l that H e bad promised', and all tor w h i c h we had the faith, He gave ns. Our hearts are filled to overflowing with praise as w e call to remembrance the many tokens of the L o r d ' s love and watchful care over us.
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F o r aboul six weeks after the schools opened all went well and w e w e r e receiving great blessing, w h e n suddenly Herman w a s laid aside w i l h pleurisy, w h i c h the doctor greatly feared might develop into pneumonia... During those days of fear and extra responsibility our spirits were greatly lifted up by your prayers, for we could feel a strange and wonderful comfort as our telegrams reached the various stations; and w e k n e w that prayer was being made on our behalf. T h e L o r d truly made His presence very real, and we proved again the promise H e made to the disciples : L o , I am w i t h you a l w a y . Jusl a short time before H e r m a n took sick Co T H A N H , our native helper in the W o m e n ' s School, also became i l l . T h i s illness resulted in her being unable lo help any more during Ihe remainder of Ihe year. In previous years w e had three teachers for the w o m e n , but during this past year Ihe burden rested w h o l l y upon me. A t first I felt absolutely unable l o d o Ihe w o r k alone, but after prayer the L o r d showed ns His w a y , w h i c h of course proved very satisfactory, and also helped us solve our financial problem to some extent. I took over as many of C o THANH'S classes as possible, and the remainder were divided between the two Annamese men teachers. W e also used a v e r y competent man student to teach a language class in w h i c h excellent progress was made.
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whereas in former years at least one half w e r e found in the beginner's class. T h i s made leaching much more interesting and w e w e r e able to cover the ground more q u i c k l y . H o w e v e r there w e r e , as in former years, a few dull ones, and w e had two or three w h o could not learn al all, yet there was only one w h o could be classed as the star dunce. T o her school meant nothing more than following her sisters to the classroom and following Ihem home again. Her husband thought he perhaps could help her a bit at h o m e but, poor man, he too failed in the attempt. O n e day he gave his testimony in chapel, telling h o w Ihe L o r d had blessed him in his studies and how much he desired to k n o w the W o r d belter. T h e n he continued in a v e r y serious m a n n e r : N o w as to my h o u s e , meaning his w i f e , ] have tried to help her w i l h her studies, but when she goes to class and Ba Hazlett asks her a question, she cannot answer a w o r d . She doesn't seem to learn anything and I have been so discour aged, but then I was reminded of Baalam's ass w h i c h the L o r d made lo speak. I said to myself: if the L o r d could make Balaam's ass speak, H e can help my wife also. W e believe this man w i l l m a k e a good worker, and w e are praying that during the coming year his wife may experi ence a real awakening. Eight o f the seventeen w o m e n w h o attended school this past year are going out into the work with their husbands, and seven w i l l probably be returning to school in the fall.
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In the w o m e n ' s school we had a smaller class than in previous years, the total number enrolled beingsevenleen... O f these w o m e n only two w e r e unable lo read or w r i t e .

W e have fonnd object lessons to be a great help in teaching Ihe Bible stories, and w o u l d appreciate it very much if any w h o k n o w of books containing such lessons would pass on to us the name of the publishers. O r i f you have any lessons w h i c h you have w o r k e d out your selves and have found helpful w e w o u l d also be glad to k n o w aboul them. W e not o n l y use these illustrated talks to bring out the truth in the classroom, but we make the students take turns in teaching the same lessons. Perhaps you w o u l d be interested to k n o w what subjects were taught to the w o m e n . T o Ihe lirsl year class w c

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taught: Old Testament, T h e F o u r Gospels, Catechism, Methods and L a n g u a g e . T h e second year w o m e n w e r e taught: Gospel of John, General Epistles, Methods, Colossians and L a n g u a g e . W e have been greatly encouraged by the progress made by all our w o m e n students, and are happy to report that only one failed in the final examina tions at the close o f t h e term. W e greatly appreciate your help and co-operalion by prayer, for Without the L o r d ' s aid in answer to y o u r prayers our labor would have been in vain.

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R e v . W . A . P r u e t t of S o u t h e r n Central Annam reported: Thy mercy, 0 Lord, is in Ihe heavens, and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the. clouds; thy righteousness is Ida- the great mountains; thy judgments are a greal deep. Psa. 36: 5, 6 I T is with profoundly grateful hearts and a deep sense * of our o w n unworthiness lhal w e look back o v e r Ihe past year since our arrival from furlough and contemplate the year filled with the gracious dealings of our H e a v e n l y Father, His faithfulness in meeting our needs in these times of terrific economic pressure, and in opening doors of opportunity for service to us...
THE DISTRICT A N D ESTABLISHED CHURCHES

well o v e r two m i l l i o n s , one p r o v i n c e alone, lhal of Quangnam, being equal to one-fourth the population of Cochinchina. It is inconceivable that one missionary couple could ever adequately w o r k such a tremendous district, even given every facility, such as m o n e y , w o r k e r s and automobile, for the lack o f Ihe latter greatly handicapped us throughout this past year. W e are glad to say that the self-supporting churches are in splendid condition and still making steady progress. O n e is constantly amazed al the phenomenal development, under the transforming p o w e r of Ihe H o l y Spirit, shown by our native leaders. Praise God for them ! W e have two or three weak m e n , bul by persevering prayer and faithful cooperation we believe that Ihey too will d e v e l o p into men w h o k n o w their God and w i l l do exploits in His N a m e . N o less than seven permissions h o v e been granted since our arrival ten months a g o : T h u b o n , C a m l o n g . Quangngai, N a m - o , N i n h h o a , our o w n for Quinhon, and for the new man at Nhatrang. T h e r e are n o w sixteen authorized churches in the district, of w h i c h six are selfsupporting, and t w o are out-stations from self-supporting churches. W e have groups of Christians in many other places w h e r e we really onght to have churches, such as Ho-Tuong, T r u n g - L a p , Duc-Pho and Canh-van... Were money ami men available, there are at least a score of places that w e could open immediately to the blessed influence of the Gospel light.
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Our district this year extended from Tourane to Nha trang, a total of about 300 miles in length, the width v a r y i n g from perhaps (50 to 120 miles. T h e population is

W e had the great joy of dedicating Ihe new church at Thubon early this year. It is an outgrowth from the F a i foo Church, and is already (irmly established. Most of the Christians seem to k n o w the L o r d in a real w a y . T h e y have been almost entirely self-supporting from Ihe very beginning, only $5.00 subsidy per month being granted by the mission. T h e Sunday when we dedicated the church, saw at least 40<l people try to crowd into Ihe little chapel. T h e presence of the L o r d was very manifest. A week later we began a series of meetings when some 20 souls were saved. Another new church has also been com-

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pleled atCamlong. but due to many pressing duties and lack of what the French call the n e r f de la guerre, w e have not yet been able to g o there for the dedication services... These two churches have been built entirely by native funds: they are made of the regular native m a t e r i a l s : thatch and "bamboo. T h e r e are also two other churches in the process of construction : o n c a t Q u e s o n , and another at L a c - T h a n h . T h e former church building at Queson was practically destroyed by the typhoon last N o v e m b e r , and since then they have been meeting under a little shed composed of the side planks of the former building, unlil such a time as they might be able to ereel a permanent brick building. I have made m a n y missionary itineraries throughout the w h o l e district, holding meetings in the various church es, w h e r e invariably great c r o w d s attended, and many souls w e r e saved. T h o s e trips usually meant one, two and soinlimcs three weeks a w a y from h o m e . T h e special meetings held have greatly stimulated and encouraged the churches. Eight days of special meetings in Quangngai resulted in the professed conversion of 18 souls, and the influence of those meetings has been felt in Ihe succeeding months. Special meetings have also been held at T a m k y , Songcau, Ninhhoa, Nhatrang, T h u h o n , Dai-an, and Haichau. In most of these places, God mar vellously blessed and souls were added to the church.
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the local mandarin a severe reprimand. Shortly after, Ihe authorisation from Ihe Ca-Mtd arrived, and Mr. P i m p and his wife w e r e permitted of Ihe L o r d to return trium phantly to Ihe very place whence Ihey had very recently been so ignominiously expelled... Since then M r . P h a p has had many conversions in the district, God having marvellously healed several people in the village of Cainlong through Mr. Phap's prayers.
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Great peace has been the happy portion of the whole work in the district with the exception of two places, Cain long and Queson. T h e Resident of the province had told me w e might send a preacher lo Camlong to visit among the Christians w h i l e awaiting definite permission from the o>-m<rt. Imagine our astonishment when w e received w o r d from the preacher thai he had been arrested, put iu stocks, led up to the tri-huyen, and liually ordered from the huyen. S o m e of the Christians were flogged and beaten on the pretense of having received a stranger into their houses without authorisation... T h e Resident was quite fachi by the incident, and I doubt not that he gave

At Queson, for a couple of years, Ihe w o r k grew and prospered under the blessing of G o d . About a year ago, however, they m a d e a change in Ihe local native mandar ins. Almostiniincdialcly the general alinospherechanged... Jusl about a month and a half a g o , the storm broke. Persecution blazed out in nearly all the villages where w e have Christians. Charges of all s o i l s were trumped up against them: that they w e r e opposed to Ihe village ofli cials, that they destroyed, burned and polluted the native temples, that they fought the soldiers, that they didn't pay taxes, etc., etc. I m a d e a special Irip up to Queson lo investigate the matter... T h e r e were six Christians in the local jail that day, and Ihe following day I visited three more w h o had been taken to the big jail d o w n at Vinh-Dien. T h e y had all been beaten, ami put in slocks, obliged to do the most humiliating tasks; but thank God Ihey suffered it all with a meekness and submission that eloquently recalled and portrayed the sufferings and sorrows of the Man of Sorrows W h o also w a s hated without a cause, beaten, Hogged and crucified... I have taken up the matter w i t h both native and French officials... L e l us unitedly pray that the L o r d will arise speedily and put to shame the workers o f evil w h o seek to destroy the sheep of His pasture. T h e w o r k in Quinhon has continued to g r o w steadily since our arrival there, some thirty converts having been gained in the past ten months. T h e offerings have increased from about SI to $10 per month in spile of the depression and the extreme poverty of most of our Christians.

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As we face another year of service, it is with confidence that He who has been our strength and shield and our exceeding great reward will continue to be wilh us as He has promised, even to the end. T o Him be all the glory throughout all ages through Jesus Christ our Lord. Mrs. W . A. Pruett reported: a Happy is he lhal hath Ihe Hod of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Ihe Lord his God. Psalws 1i8i a. A / f Y heart is rejoicingin onr God to-day for truly He has been gracious unto us. Since last we gathered together in Conference w e have been privileged to return lo Ihe homeland and reunite with our loved ones and friends over there. O u r furlough was a blessed one, not one thing lo mar it; the needed physical and spiritual quickening was given ; yet it was with glad hearts that we turned our faces once more toward the land of our adop tion, and the work lhat is so dear to our hearts.
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inviting the children near the chapel to come and bring their mothers and grown sisters with Ilium. As a result I have been encouraged as from week to week the kiddies and mothers came the former eager to show me they had memorized the verse of Scripture given the week before and wanted Ihe S.S. cards and verses for the nexl week.... I have just finished a series of illustrated talks on the Life of Jesus Christ. Each week a question was put to the children about Ihe lesson, and a memory verse given them to learn. The day before we left for Conference I gave a little lest in order to lind out just what they had learned in the pasl months. Each child was asked a number of questions on the Life of Christ and also to quote twenty Bible verses correctly with the references. Seven children passed the tesland were given the large Annamese mottoes as rewards. The women too have shown real interest in these meetings, many remaining lo inquire more fully inlo the Gospel.
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After our arrival at Quinhon we had a real time ol testing. First of all Ihe three children and Mr. Pruett had a long siege of dysentery. Then I got a real dose of homesickness, by far the worst I have ever experienced. 1 really wanted to go back to America, away from all the lilth, poverty and heartbreaking conditions around us. But one day my husband jokingly said: W e l l , we'd heller cable the Board thai we are leaving the lield because of vmir homesickness.') It all sounded so ridiculous lhat I was cured then and there, and since then have been very happy!and contented in the work. Then too little Edward has not been well and strong since our return. Last January he had to undergo an operation in Hue. W e thank God that He has undertaken in his behalf and that he is well now. Truly our hope is in Him.
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Children's and women's work has been very difficult in Quinhon. Most of toe Christian women live in the country district, ten to twenty kilometers away from us. So I have combined my women'sand children's meetings,

The Sunday School work loo has been mostly in mv care, and il has been so encouraging to note theinlcrcsl and progress ofthe Christians as from week lo week we have gathered together to study the W o r d . One old ladv who is quite toothless and hard of hearing as well, bul who is a real Christian, stands and repeals the Golden Text regularly every Sunday. W h a t does it mailer if she mum bles and hesitates, God knows her heart and her love for Him. W e have found the work so different from lhat in Cochinchina, the obstacles are greater, yet our God is sufficient lor all these things. There is a promise which has been made very precious to my heart since our return from furlough. It is this: . Under His shadow we shall live among the licathen. Sheltered, protected and guided by Him, by His power in the presence of the Holy Spirit, we may do exploits for Him. So we look forward to continued service in this great harvest field, knowing that H e is with us.a

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"P R A I S E the L o r d for the privilege of being back in French * Indo-China. W e had a very happy furlough, yet w c prefer French Indo-China with its marvellous opportunity lo w i n souls to Jesus Christ. W e w e r e very happy to receive, an appointment to Hue and settled there August 26th of last year. T h e r e w e r e three stations w h e r e we had native preach e r s : H u e , V i n h anil Hatinh. T h e workers at Hatinh and Vinh hadn't been authorized by the government when w e took over the district. Praise the L o r d lhat both of these places have since been fully authorized and D o n g h o i , the capital of Qnang-binh province, has been o p e n e d .
WORKERS' MONTHLY MEETING FOR P R A Y E R

people were baptised al Hatinh, and formed the first little church in this densely populated province. T h e r e have been quite a number of additions to the membership of the V i n h church also. Hatinh and Nghe-an, of w h i c h V i n h is the capital, are still having minor disturbances. For three successive years tbey have lost their rice crops due to drought, and this has m a d e the people easy converts to Communistic propaganda. Both provinces are armed camps. W e feel it is something to praise God for that the French government have confidence in our Mission lo the extent that they are w i l l i n g to let us carry on our propa ganda in spite of the present unrest. T h e latest w o r d from these t w o northern provinces indicates that the people w i l l have some crops of rice this year. W e believe this w i l l bring an immediate change for the belter....
WINNING THE BACKSLIDERS

W e have tried to call our preachers together once a month for a Bible and P r a y e r Conference, and w h a t success has been attained through the district is the result, w e believe, of these times of waiting on G o d . F o r three d a y s at a time w e made an intensive study o f the Acts and have covered 15 chapters. It was a great inspiration to study the methods of the H o l y Spirit. Pastor T h u a , w h o did splendid w o r k at Hue, felt called to D o n g h o i , and after receiving our o w n authorisation from the Government, we released him for this n e w w o r k . Special meetings of t w o weeks w e r e conducted at D o n g h o i with fifty souls c o m i n g to the altar. T h e r e is a church in Donghoi often members at this moment, and Mr. Thua is planning lo hold another baptismal service soon. T h e R o m a n Catholics tried to disturb our meetings, bul they have been given to under stand by the Resident that we are not to be molested, so w e praise God for this wide open door. W e have a fine chapel bul w e are in danger of losing it unless the landlord is w i l l i n g to make some sort of a reasonable agreement. Please pray that w e may be able lo keep our chapel in Ibis place, for buildings suitable for chapels are very scarce.
R E V I V A L M E E T I N G S IN COMMUNIST CENTRES

W e have had special revival meetings at both V i n h and Hatinh with 25 folks at the altar in both places. E i g h t

On our taking o v e r the Hue w o r k w e found that of the twenty-two members, eight bad disappeared, four w e r e backslidden, and there were only ten active members. Our o l d Bible w o m a n Ba Hau ' was not on the roll, and on visiting her h o m e w e were disappointed to see in w h a t utter defeat she is living. H e r daughter is insane, her husband an o p i u m fiend, and her granddaughter blind. W e have found quite a number o f former T o u r a n e Christ ians totally backslidden, and have felt led to put them on our prayer list. Our greatest hindrance to the Hue work is the backslidden Christians. O u r lilllc church felt it impossible lo find the lost Christians, but they all prom ised to pray, and of the eight lost Christians four have been found. T h e backsliders have all been oul to service, and w e are b e l i e v i n g for revival in the little H u e church. T h e first t w o months al Hue, meetings w e r e held every night, then w e felt led to reduce the number of meetings in order to give the w o r k e r s more time to do outside witnessing. T h r e e evangelistic services are held each week, lbe native evangelists doing the speaking. I have enjoyed having the Sunday m o r n i n g service and the m i d w e e k prayer meeting. Special meetings of one month closed at Hue just before
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leaving for Native Conference al Faifoo. Paslors Phan, Huycn, T h a i and T m r i helped me wilh Ihe preaching. T h e interest grew as the meetings continued and forty souls came to the L o r d . W e reached scores o f the official class in these special meetings and believe much fruit is bound to c o m e . Fifteen have been baptised at Hue since our arrival, and several others are waiting lo be taken into the church. T h e membership at Hue, counting all baptised Christians and those w h o have come from other churches, isabout forty-five. W i l l you not pray w i l h us for definite revival this c o m i n g year, that God's Spirit may so conlrol us that the Gospel in Hue shall become contagious.

sions, but the L o r d raised me up, for which I give him all Ihe praise. My last illness seemed lo indicate the need of an immediate operation, bul Mr. Thua aiioinled me and I was immediately delivered. W e are enjoying Hue and hope lo stay there. Mrs. Stebbins reported : N E year ago w e arrived back from furlough. II has been a year filled w i l h new experiences: new ballles have been fought and new lessons w o n ! Thirteen years ago, when I lived in T o u r a n e , I was burdened fur the opening o f Hue. and longed to g o there for missionary w o r k . Praise God for granting this desire I
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Our contacts with the R e s i d e n t - S u p e r i o r have been frequent and cordial, and 1 believe il is due lo his lolerant attitude l h a t w e h a v e b e e n a b l e l o g e t s o i n a n y authorisations in A n n a m . l e n j o y e d a private interview with Nguven-huuBai. the Annamese prime minister. Mrs. Stebbins and I attended a public reception al which time w e met the Queen mother and all the members of the Co-mat. Mr. Irwin and I enjoyed a visit at the home of Prince Buu-I.iem, brother o f the exiled K i n g , and w h o is probably the recognized Crown Prince. H e accepted a Bible and lis tened w i l h interest to the Gospel message... Il has been a year of many trials, but also of many victories. I have been quite seriously ill on three occa-

Upon our arrival in Hue w e found a splendid w o r k being carried on a m o n g Ihe children. Ba Thira, assisted by her son Co w h o played the organ, taught the children lo sing, and had a packed chapel every Thursday afternoon. My heart was filled with w o n d e r for w h a t God had done for Ba Thira since I first met her thirteen years a g o . T h e Thira family left us in N o v e m b e r , and il seemed as if I stood alone, for Co M a i , the evangelist's wife, although w i l l i n g , yet was unable to do anything. She became my first responsibility... A l Chrislmas lime I stall ed my first W o m e n ' s Meetings. Soon after Anne-Louise's birth, our Sunday School class had been d i v i d e d into three: for the men taught by Mr. Stebbins, the w o m e n taught b y Co Qui, and the children taught by myself. T w o girls were always iu attendance apparently drink ing in every w o r d . My heart went out to these dirty little girls. T h e y did not g o to school and so spent most of their time running around the streets while their mother sold in the market. It came to me to use my amah so as lo leach her h o w she could be a blessing lo others, there fore I invited the evangelist's wife and five little girls to my home three afternoons a w e e k to learn to sew, e m b r o i d er, and make lace. T h j Y and Co Mai were to talk lo them aboul keeping clean, and teach them other things. I am so thankful God showed ine h o w to get close to these

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girls. T h r e e w e r e from heathen homes. N o w . only one, a niece of Pastor Dinh ol Nhatrang, is still unsaved. In all eight children have come to Jesus.
BLESSED MINISTRY OF BIBLE WOMAN

W h e n we arrived in H u e arrangements had been made with Co T n a n to be our Bible w o m a n , but she was hin dered from coming. God had a better plan ! W h i l e I was discouraged because the unsaved w o m e n w o u l d not ven ture into our chapel, God was w o r k i n g oul His plan. One day Ba Hiiu, Pastor T h a i ' s sister-in-law, walked in. She was an experienced Bible w o m a n , but we did not k n o w h o w spiritual she was or i f she was the answer lo my prayers. I invited her to g o w i l h me lo visit Co Ich w h o m she k n e w years ago in T o u r a n e . T h e Ich family have w a o d e r e d far a w a y from G o d , but tbe Father loves them. W e are anxious thai there may be rejoicing in heaven over their return to the Father's love. Ba Ilau's love and tact in dealing w i t h C 6 Ich decided me. T b e next Sunday Co Ich was in church, and she has been a regular attendant since. Ba H a V s people live in Hue. Her mother and father l i v e in the temple o f t h e dead king Minh-Ming. Her's is royal blood ! She was so eager for her sisler-in-law lo k n o w our God, that w e soon visited thai h o m e . T h e y were very much interested and begged us lo c o m e again. BA Hiili is like a mother to the Christian w o m e n , teaching, helping, and.encouraging them. W i t h a w o m a n of her standing in the chapel, other w o m e n have dared to enter, and some have come to Jesus. During Ihe special meetings we had as many as forty sit through Ihe services. One o f these w o m e n , a month before, had caused a great disturbance in one o f the meetings, demanding that her husband forsake God. A l l were quite upset, but I felt that she had a chance to learn of Jesus even i f she came in that w a y I Finally she yielded and is now a happy Christian, her smile matching her husband's I I d o want lo g i v e thanks lo God for all H e has done the past year, and the encouragement He has given lo believe for greater things.

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C A M B O D I A a n d M r s . F. C. P e t e r s o n of K o m p o n g T r a c h , South-East Cambodia, reported i aTlie Lord hath done area! things for us whereof we are yladn (Ps. M>: 3) ' " P H I S is a verse that well sums up our Ihoughts as w e * think over tbe w o r k of the past year. About a year ago w e returned from furlough, and the L o r d led us to open up a new station in Southern Cambodia a l K g . T r a c h . He set His seal on our opening this n e w place right from the first, by g i v i n g us a splendid piece of properly for the w o r k . In March w e w e r e permitted to open a chapel, and the interest manifested in the meetings has been most gratifying. It has been our j o y to see several souls accept the L o r d through tbe preaching of Ihe Gospel in Ihe chapel. T h e work in the district has g o n e forward and several new places have been opened up Ihrough the witness o f nalive Christians. A Bible class has been started in K a m p o t among some of the students from the French school there, and several o f these young lads have ex pressed their desire to follow Christ. Rev.

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Through the sale and distribution of Gospels, tracts, etc., hundreds have been readied with the m e s s a g e d ' salvation... W h i l e slopping by the roadside one day, a young man bought a Gospel of L u k e and said he would lake il to hUhoine to read. Several weeks alter that, he came to our house on prayer meeting night, and said he had been reading the book he had purchased, and came seeking more light. T h e little group of Christians witnessed to him of Iheir j o y in the L o r d , and after having the way of salvation made plain to him, he knelt down and accepted the Lord as His Saviour. T h e r e w a s another y o u n g man thai nighl w h o found his Lord also, and he went back lo bis village in a district that has nol yel been reached. May God keep him (rue and use him for His g l o r y . T h e past year has been a time of seed-sowing, and we pray that the harvest may soon follow. T h e r e are thou sands of souls slill in darkness, and w e long for the Holy Spirit to sweep o v e r the land in mighty power, kit is not by might nor by p o w e r , but by My Spirit saith the L o r d , and we keenly realize thai except the L o r d build the bouse they labor in vain that build i l .
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dhism. It d i d n ' l lake the priesls long to lind out that he had deserted B u d d h i s m , and he w a s put off the temple grounds. H e has lately built a h o m e in another dislanl place right in Ihe midst of much heathenism, and not o n l y did he build a home but he also built a chapel in which lo serve Ihe L o r d w i t h others w h o m he is pointing to the Saviour. H e is a man of influence and learning, and already he is making his testimony fell a m o n g those aboul h i m . As w e see h o w Ihe H o l y Spirit has transformed this man's life and using him lo lead others lo the Saviour, we Can't help bul praise God. "Hallelujah, what a S a v i o u r !
YET FURTHER INTO THE H E A T H E N NIGHT

During the c o m i n g year w e are planning a grcal offen sive m o v e m e n t in the vest untouched fields of our district. Multitudes upon multitudes have never once beard about the precious name of Jesus. W h a t a privilege it is to bring them the wonderful Story of Jesus and Mis love, bul oh, what a responsibility1 Please continue to remember dark, needy Cambodia often before Ihe T i n one of Grace...

Perhaps Ihe most outstanding incident of Ihe past year happened a few months ago when a man came lo our doors inquiring about the w a y 6f salvation. W e received him eagerly. He told us Ihat he had c o m e from many miles away lo hear about Jesus and give his heart to H i m . He seemed so eager that I almost doubled his sincerity and, to prove him, I tried lo change the topic o f conversa tion. He promptly came right around again and said he really had come to lind Ihe L o r d . W e l l , il surely d d n ' t take us long to get down and pray with him, pointing him to Jesus, Ihe L a m b of God w h i c h tafceth away the sin of the w o r l d . He told us lhal he was the head of a large group of Buddhists, and il meant much for him l o lurn from idols to serve Ihe living God. H e went back lo his little b a m b o o hut which wns located right on the grounds of a large heathen temple where he formerly taught BudM r . P e t * r a o n w i t h m i s s i o n a r y n u t o s o w i n g a n d r e a p i n g f o r the Lord

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Rev. and Mrs. A. L . H a m m o n d of P n o m p e n h . Southwest Cambodia, reported:


Bless Ihe Lord, O my soal; and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless Ihe Lord, 0 my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thy iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases.)) H I S past year has been one of physical testing, but, praise G o d , H e met every time. Each test brought us closer to H i m , and w e trust w e are learning the lesson He wishes us to learn. H e never, never fails 1 M a y H e m a k e us real intercessors, travailing in prayer until souls are born again into the k i n g d o m of heaven.
GOING O N IN FAITH, TRUSTING THE LORD

In the city of P n o m p e n h , w h e r e w e are n o w located, the L o r d is blessing in the salvation of precious souls, most of w h o m come from the country districts. For months the w o r k seemed at a standstill, even a m o n g tho children. In March, at the Annual C a m b o d i a n Conference, the Cambodian missionaries thought the time had c o m e for us l o take a different stand, the Scriptural one. So they announced thai from then on no native w o r k e r was to receive a salary from the mission, but that they w e r e to step forth in faith in their Master. Several men left the w o r k , among them the man in P n o m p e n h . T h e others are finding H i m the Supplier of Iheir every need. P r a y that the Native Church w i l l g i v e w i l l i n g l y and cheerfully to the L o r d ' s w o r k . Since our man left, the w o r k has a n e w impetus. H e was not serving the L o r d with all his heart. Please pray for h i m .
A CHILD'S SIMPLE TESTIMONY T O COMING OF J E S U S

mothers was telling us about her little eight year old hoy. He, his brother, and several little playmates w e r e playing under Ihe house. T h e i r conversation turned to the L o r d . T h e youngster pointed l o a beautiful white cloud floating in the sky, and said, S e e , my L o r d Jesus is coming in just such a beautiful cloud. W h e n H e comes w c are all going to be changed, and are going up, np, up, to be w i l h H i m . Y o u can't g o , for you don't love Him.n I am going lo hold fast lo y o u , answered one of the children. Y e s , hut you can't hold on long and you will fall, back to the earth. E v e n if you get up in a tree and j u m p after me you will fall. Y o u have to be saved lo g o . I want to go t o o , the youngster begs. T h e n they all kneel and the little fellow w h o loves the L o r d prays for them and asks Jesus to cleanse their hearts and take them too. Praise God for the little children I A t one of the outstations d o w n the river where there are some twenty Christians there has been awful perse cution, etc. W e h a v e been forbidden to g o there for over a year. A short time ago permission was again granted us to g o , and great was our j o y to find them all standing true to the L o r d , hut, oh, so afraid of the native officials I W e told them that the French g o v e r n m e n t w o u l d see lhat that weren't mistreated again, and now they are much happier. T h e y want to build a chapel n o w w h e r e they can meet together. A Bible School student is going lo live among them and help them.
AN OLD CAMBODIAN WITH A N ELIJAH-LIKE FAITH

F o r several months the Sunday School has taken a new start. Mosl of the children w h o c o m e n o w are C a m b o d i a n , and they are faithful in attendance. T h e y are nearly all from heathen homes, but they say they truly love the L o r d Jesus. W e believe they d o ! A t the T h u r s d a y morning class and at Sunday School a special effort is being made to have them learn the W o r d and memorize il. T h e W o r d thus planted will bear fruit for His g l o r y . Many of these children are real witnesses. O n e o f t h e Christian

A t all the oulslalions the w o r k is going on in the L o r d . T h e y trust H i m for their bodies and He has blessed. One old man has been used of God lo g i v e a real testimony. H e had been a Buddhist priest four times in his life hut was never satisfied. H e felt that there was a true G o d , and greal w a s his j o y when he found H i m . In one place where his son lives there had not been any rain ; the rice was ready to he transplanted. T h e heathen all gathered al Ihe temple, sacrificed oxen, brought offerings to their gods, to Ihe d e v i l , worshipped their ancestors, recited their heathen chants, yel the sky remained brazen and cloudless.

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T h i s old man went to watch them. W h e n they had ex hausted every means to bring lain, be said, M y God can send tbe rain if I ask H i m . o T h e n he told them of the God of love W h o can save and keep. I n three days it will rain very hard and you can plant your r i c e . Why doesn't H e send the rain n o \ v ? they asked. I live three days ride on a bicycle from here, and I don't want my wheel lo get dirty and the mud will be deep. In three days it will r a i n . H e left them and started home. All the way he saw heavy clouds behind him and as soon as he reached home it rained. His son came to visit him as soon as he had planted his rice and told the father lhal just three days after he left il began to rain. May this testimony bring souls to the true and living God.
REVISING CAMBODIAN N E W TESTAMENT

eight men and eiRhl w o m e n in the school, all of the former studying for Ibeir third year. W h i l e no remarkable occurrence look place during the year, yet the spiritual developmenl of some of the men was good.
S P I R I T U A L ECONOMICS A D O P T E D IN BIBLE SCHOOL

Besides the regular station and oulslation w o r k we have been busy w i t h the translation of tbe Holy W o r d . A l present w e are revising the N e w Testament. May this coming year be a year o f much sowing and harvesting. Surely His c o m i n g draweth nigh and many yet must have the witness. Y e have nol chosen m e , hul I have chosen you, and ordained y o u , that ye should g o and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain, lhal whatsoever y e shall ask of the Father in my name, He m a y give it y o u . R e v . and M r s . D. W . E l l i s o n o f B a t t a m b a n a Northeast Cambodia, reported: 0h now great is thy goutiness which thou hast laid up for Ihem lhal fear thee, which Ihou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before, the sons of menu (Psalm 31: W). Cambodian Bible School T is with deep feelings of gratitude lo God for all His goodness lo us during the past two years since our return from furlough that 1 submit Ibis report. A large part i>f the pasl two years has been spent in leaching in tbe Cambodian Bible School which, though nol large, has requited about two-thirds of our l i m e . T h e r e have been

No Mission allowance for the school bas been received throughout the pasl year, the monthly savings of the students deducted from their salaries during two years of service having been almost sufficient. A l l of the men engaged in manual labour of various kinds during their spare lime, thus enabling them to earn a little extra money to help in their expenses in school. As there was no preacher in Battambang P r o v i n c e during the pasl year the students had regular appointments to Ihe various oulstalions over the w e e k ends. T h e y went oul for visitation and colportage work on Saturdays, remaining for Sunday services, and returning to school that same afternoon. A number have been won to Ihe L o r d throughout the year thi-nigh the efforts of the students. T b e y received a little renumeration for these w e e k end trips, an allowance of twenty piastres per month being received to cover all student preaching. Apart from this no other Mission money was expended on the school during the year, except for mimeograph supplies. Our system in the Bible School is simplicity itself! Each student receives only what he puis inlo the school, plus what he can earn. Each family cooks its own food, buys its o w n fuel, etc., etc.
INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE EVANGELISM IN THE DISTRICT

T h e already established groups of Christians in Ihe district have barely maintained their numerical and spiritual strength throughout the year. A monthly Bible Study Class has been organized for elders ou tbe first and second days o f the Cambodian month. W e meet each month in one or other of the dill'erent outstations. the elders from the other churches attending, as well as the local Christians. During the past year we have studied in the Epistle lo tbe Romans. These classes have proved very profitable, many being the problems talked and prayed over, besides the real limes of fellowship.

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W e wish to praise God for the past two months of April ami May since the Bible School closed. Our time has been undividedly devoted to evangelism in the district. Over 60 have been brought to the Saviour. In spite of the unfavourable reply o f t h e Resident-Superior to our demand for authorization, w e have been able to g o right ahead without the slightest h i n d r a n c e : wc have gone e v e r y w h e r e preaching the W o r d , and souls have been added lo the church almost daily. T h e prospects are good for several new oulslalions w h e r e w e have small groups of new con verts. T h e r e have been several outstanding conversions including a Frenchman w h o was born in Cambodia and is married to a Malay wife. He k n o w s Cambodian per fectly, and has been the means of winning quite a number to the L o r d . W e believe w e are on Ihe verge of great things in Battambang. Praise the Lord I W h i l e our street chapel in town has not developped into a nourishing church as yet, it has been the means of gelling into contact w i l h a number of people w h o live al a distance; and permanent w o r k is g r o w i n g up in these distant places as a result. W e realise as never before the paramount necessity of follow up w o r k .
NEW B A S I S FOR PREACHERS SUPPORT ADOPTED

Christians as they are a b l e ; and w h e r e the groups of Christians are too small to fully support Iheir preacher, he will need to engage in some secular work, temporarily al least, and preach the Gospel at the same time.
SUGGESTIONS FOR A SHORT TERM BIBLE SCHOOL

T h e Annual Cambodian Conference was held in Bat tambang this year at the close of the Bible School. T h e r e was an excellent attendance, the Christians in the Battam bang district responding w e l l , and also the preachers and some delegates from the other districts of Cambodia. During the Conference it was unanimously decided lhal in future all the Cambodian preachers should be placed on a new salary basis, this n e w plan to be applied at once, the Mission ceasing to pay salaries to preachers alter June, 1932. As was expected, some men resigned and went home ; but others are going through to victory I T h i s is a period o f readjustment, and w e cannot tell just yet how many men will g o through. Bul al present w e have more men than w e had last year under the old system, so w e have every reason for hope and conlidencc. Under the non-salary basis the preachers will be supported by the

It is proposed that a s h o r t t e r m B i b l e S c h o o l be created to operate in conjunction with the regular Bible course. Outstanding Christians and elders and others should be encouraged to attend this shorter course, if possible every year for a period of years, the time arranged being after the planting of the rice crop, Ihose following Ihe course returning lo Iheir homes in time for the harvest. Il would seem Ihe months o f September, October and N o v e m b e r w o u l d thus be the besl months. It is further urged thai these men c o m e to school w i t h the distinct understanding that they return lo their o w n village or province to preach the Gospel without remunera tion save as the native church m a y be aide to undertake this. By sending men to other districts and sections ol the field, the Mission becomes morally responsible for their support, therefore it is proposed that each group of Christians select a man from their midst to go to School for this shorter course, and that he return to his o w n village or town and previous occupation, in order to preach the Gospel. T h a t advance should be limited by financial considerations is deplored. But by this new plan it is calculated there w i l l be no limit to the exlension possible, without any increase in lbe field budget for Cambodia. T h e only limit w i l l be the amount of blessing that ( i o d w i l l pour d o w n upon us ! P r o v e Me n o w . . . if I will not... pour you oul a blessing, thai there shall not be room enough to receive i t .
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W e have much cause for gratitude to God for His mar velous deliverances from sickness. It is hard to recall the various illnesses in order, bul without lel-up during the w h o l e of last year, one or other of the four of us have suffered from dysentery, malaria, sore eyes, fainting spells, hemorrhage, measles, bronchitis, enteric diarrhrra am! broncho-pneumonia ! Baby Leslie suffered most. Devel oping bronchitis afler having the measles, he went into broncho-pneumonia, and for o v e r a monlh his fever was around 106 without a d r o p . . . . A t last the tide turned and Leslie s l o w l y came back from the j a w s of death. T h e Lord was surely w i l h u s ! H e put it upon the heart of our Besident to permit us to rent an empty Govern ment house, an unusual privilege, w i l h many convenien ces, large garden, and beautiful situation on the river. S o m e h o w Leslie caught cold and d o w n he w e n l wilh a high fever again. W e got on the little Chinese steamer and look him to Pnompenh right a w a y . T h e r e the doc-

tor looked at Leslie and shook his head, saying: I'1I do my best, only God can heal h i m . He has a relapse of everything he has hail, and is very ill i n d e e d . Again w e claimed the victory ! In t w o weeks the fever went d o w n , and we took him home to K r a l i e once m o r e . Shortly after, w h i l e teething. Leslie again had a relapse of bronchitis. T h e doctor feared tubercular meningitis so w e went to Saigon this l i m e . Here the doctor did bis best, bul said he must leave the country in order to gel rid of his bronchitis. W h i l e still running a high fever w e went aboard the steamer for Hong Kong and in four days were able lo put the baby in the Matilda hospital. Six months have passed during which he has gained in health and strength and is now perfectly sound. A s l met Ihe boal Ihe oilier day I did uot recognize the little chap that mouths ago w e used to w a l k the floor with day and night as the fever sapped his strength and life was despaired of. I believe the lesson w e w e r e to learn through this great trial was lhat God is surely a o R c w a r d e r of them lhal diligently seek H i m . W e were w i l l i n g that H e lake the baby, if such w e r e His w i l l . He gave us Ihe assurance of ultimate victory, and today we praise Him for having done for us far exceedingly above all that w e asked or thought.
D O O R S O P E N I N G A N D S O U L S A W A K E N I N G TO LIFE IN C H R I S T

Since the recent edict wenl forth in Cambodia limiting our activities lo existing w o r k and prohibiting furlher extension, w e have been tolerated in Kralie district. Previously w e w e r e not a l l o w e d to say one word about our L o r d and Saviour. N o w the door is open for houseto-house visitation, and souls are awakening from their sleep of death to life in Christ. W e have one little group of Christians w h o are c o m i n g along in the L o r d . O n e of their number was healed after w e anointed and prayed over him, and his testimony is backed up by his radiant face as he recounts Ihe good band of the L o r d upon H i m . Several individuals have confessed their sins in various districts, and w e hope for many more in the near future. W e believe the lime has come for a mighty work of God throughout the w h o l e

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of Cambodia. W e feel the tremendous opposition of the Evil O n e these days as the depression in the homeland affects our w o r k so much, but w e believe this challenge should be met vith a counter-attack by the forces of God in Indo-China. W e believe that drastic steps should be taken to place the w o r k upon a solid footing in order that advance may nol be dependent upon funds from h o m e .
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W e have been increasingly impressed with the many tribespeople in K r a l i e district. T h e r e are t w o main groups, the P h n o n g s and the Stiengs, the latter being halfbreed P h n o n g and Cambodian, for the most pari speaking a crude form of Cambodian. T h e n Ihere are smaller groups, the Konchrooks and Arachs, etc., w h o understand the P h n o n g language. W e hope with God's help to be able to start w o r k amongst Ihese neglected people this year, and do something towards reducing their difficult languages to writing. These savages of the forest are the the Moi of A n n a m . In Kratie district there are only a few w h o pay taxes, the rest are most hostile and unsubdued. T h e learning of their unwritten languages w i l l be a life w o r k , bul s o m e o n e must do it for they must hear the Gospel too.
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in which w e might live independently of the questionable quarters and food of the natives. Although in the dry season w e are able to use a car. after the rains begin il is possible only l o follow the river and tributaries where the majority of Ihe people l i v e . A s w e regard the future, we have only cause for rejoic ing. T h e past two or Ihree years and its dark, dark days have given place to a wonderful outlook. Notwithstanding the rumblings o f w a r a n d the shaking of Ihe very founda tions of our civilization, w e feel restful because God has placed us here for a purpose, and w e know He will always lead us iu triumph in Christ. W h a t j o y is ours lo win souls for H i m !, Should w e be required to lay d o w n our lives as a planted seed lhat they m i g h t spring up into i n corruptible fruil, the j o y w o u l d o n l y be greater! O n c e again w e rededicate ourselves unreservedly to H i m w h o has called us from darkness into H i s marvelous light. M r s . H. G o r d o n S m i t h reported:

Since the recenl action of the Cambodian missionaries in sending out the native preachers without salary in order lhal Ihcy might find w o r k and build up their church es on apostolic principles, one of them volunteered and is n o w in Kratie. H e w o r k s as a coolie in order to show the people he is not relying upon the Mission for his sup port, at the same time witnessing to many people. H e is very happy, and his vision for the lost is attested b y his sacrificial spiril and willingness to be all things l o a l l men in order to w i n s o m e . W e thank God for Mr. Ngin, w h o for 2-1 years w a s a priest and teacher of Buddhism, but w h o n o w is leading men into the T r u e Light of God.
WONDERFUL O U T L O O K , B U T MOTOR BOAT NEEDED

n H W O years ago this July w e left Pnompenh for Kralie, * a night and day's trip up the M e k o n g R i v e r . It is a pleasant trip hy a little French steamer, forests all along the river banks, and densely populated by the darkskinned Cambodians. Kralie is a rather pretty little spot on Ihe river's hank, surrounded by the w i l d j u n g l e . T h e r e are six French officials with their familes in Kratie, with nice homes, a hotel, tennis court, etc.
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W h e n w e went up w e had not received permission to carry on any w o r k . W e were simply permitted to enter and learn the language. A l l our Bibles and religious hooks were ordered to be locked up, except those for our own personal use. W e were not lo speak one single word of our message to any native, and w e w e r e under surveil lance to see that w e had no native visitors, or meetings, or visited any homes lo preach or give oul literature, etc. Bul we kepi on being friendly to everyone, French or na tive alike, paying our calls on the French families, and by

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Soon our cook gave his heart to the Lord, and a great hunger for God's word seized him. He shut himself up in his little room every evening and read aloud far into the night, eagerly learning the great truths o f God. Next morning he would he bubbling o v e r lo talk it in the market place, bul the ollicials heard of his testimonies, and told us lhal if our cook did not keep quiet he w o u l d be put in prison. But he went on quietly witnessing and many wanted to come to our h o m e , only were afraid to d o so. T h e n our boy also became an earnest Christian, and so twice a week w e had a little meeting with the servants, explaining the truth of God's w o r d . . .
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to the best baby physician there. He brought him round, and we returned home, only to have him go down again, and by this time he w a s almost spent and gone with fevers, so little, and tired, aud w h i t e , and weak ! And finally early in December our friends in Saigon and the doctor advised us to take him lo Hongkong to save his life. T h i s w e d i d . and it was God's plan. After five months there we have returned and you see little Leslie now, like a miracle, fat and rosy and w e l l !
O P E N I N G D O O R S A N D AN E A R N E S T OF F U T U R E BLESSING

T h i s went on for a year,our study of the language and our attempts to witness for the L o r d always being watched o v e r and restricted. T h e n after our visit up to Dalat last year and encouragement from our fellow missionaries, w e went back determined to try to do a little more, even although forbidden. S o with M r . Travis's old F o r d , we took trips out to some neighbouring villages, taking our little organ and delighting the natives with hymns and messages. T h e y had never seen an organ before, and c r o w d s gathered and begged us lo come again and again. It was very hard to be forbidden to work, ou r hearts were so eager to reach all these dear hungry folks.
B R E A K I N G OF T H E S T O R M , D E L I V E R A N C E :

Our missionary career so far has been much hindered by governmental restrictions and attacks of the devil on our health. A l l Ihrough the darkness of last year. When w e were going through Ihe long, long valley with lillle Leslie, the Lord never left us, and w e learned many deep lessons by His side in the darkness. N o w He has brought us through triumphantly into the glorious light. A l s o , partially Ihe doors are beginning to open for us to preach. W e want lo throw ourselves into tbe w o r k , and ask yon to pray that w e shall have a harvest of many souls. A s a result o f these forbidden trips a year ago, we have now a little group of Christians in one place, and Ihe day before leaving for Ibis Conference a man came lo us saying he bad bought a tract from us last year, and lhal he had conic over twenty miles lo tell us of his desire to follow the L o r d . W e hope, on our return, to visit him and lhal work will soon be established in his town.

W e made a few trips and interest was increasing when Ihe storm of sicknesses broke upon us and kept us l o w . Measles quarantined us, and after that w e were kepi fight ing day and night, moment by moment, for little Leslie's life,the fever raging without abatement from July 28th to September 1st. Then t w o weeks of busy m o v i n g into a more suitable and healthy place to live, and then another relapse and a rush down to Pnompenh to save the baby's life. After three weeks of steady w o r k i n g o v e r the liltle one there, w e went back h o m e , o n l y to have him g o down into another relapse, and this lime we rushed to Saigon

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TRIBES' W O R K R e v . J. J. V a n H i n e o f L a n g s o n , e v a n g e l i s i n g t h e T h o t r i b e s of N o r t h e a s t T o n k i n , r e p o r t e d : The Lord thy Cod in with thee whithersoever thou goes! Joshua 1:9. u'lhe Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen Psalms 98: 'J.

trust and pray everyone that had been coming will return to Ihe meetings. I l seems Ibis chapel has been assailed by Salan, because when first completed it was damaged by lire twice, and then the colporteur's wife died. Pray lhal all the plans of the evil one will he destroyed, and God will have full sway in the hearts and lives of the people in lhal district.
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R U L Y the L o r d has been with us since last conference, and made known His salvation to many precious souls. W e have realized afresh, in watching Ihe w o r k advance in miraculous w a y s , lhal il is oNot by might, nor by power, bul by my spirit, saith the L o r d of hosts.* F o r a'long lime Ihe w o r k looked lo be al a complete standstill and nothing seemed to move lo any extent, but w e kept on giving out the W o r d , also spending much time in intercession thai God would open doors of opportunities. 11 is wonderful to see God w o r k when, according to our ideas, it looked impossible.
T H O S U P E R S T I U O N S H I N D E R M E E T I N G S IN C H A P E L

T h e L o r d , from unexpected sources, sent in funds to build a chapel in the T h o district. F o r a w h i l e the w o r k progressed and our hearts rejoiced lo see the T h o s c o m e (roin week to week l o drink in the W a t e r of Life. T h e n suddenly the colporteur's wife died, aud no one came as they were afraid they loo would die if Ihey came to the chapel. They are very superslitious and. lo make matters worse, we buried the body without plac ing a bamboo pole from Ihe coffin to the top of the grave, so Ihe spirit could g o back and forth from the home lo the soul. T h i s has hindered many from c o m i n g , bul il is gradum . Man T r i b w of T o n k | a l l y breaking d o w n , and . w e

Many trips have been made to Binh Gia and vicinity on horseback, which is a two days' trip... On Ihe last trip, after a meeting in Ihe home of a Christian, about thirty asked if we would hold regular meetings, (iod was open ing Ibis door of opportunity, so written request was made lo the Government. Up to the present time, no answer has been received... Due lo the financial depression il was necessary to sell the horses, thus making traveling more difficult; bul praise God, there has been no spiritual depression in doing so 1 T o the contrary, it seems God blessed Ihe work more for being w i l l i n g to sacrifice the horses. Recently, w h i l e on a trip to Binh Gia by bicycle,that is to ride where il is possible and w a l k when it is not, and il looked as i f w e were d o i n g more walking than riding !we got caught in a heavy rainstorm and Ihe road soon became muddy or rather like glue. T h e mud stuck lo the bicycles, making it very difficult even to push Ihem. Every few minutes it was necessary to clean the mud a w a y from the wheels because they could nol turn. T h e r e w e r e no houses in sight lo go in, and if there w e r e il w o u l d nol have helped as the baggage was a half-a-day ahead of us, so w e had to catch up to it. Needless lo say, w c w e r e glad when w e did. and slaved at Ihe first market we came to. T h e next day we continued our journey through the rain as the road was somewhat belter.
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muddy w a y w e came Bul n o , we had only traveled lour hours when the sun hid behind a cloud and then rain, rain, rain lor the rest of the day. W e started, so had to keep going. W e came to a place on the summit of Ihe mountain where tbe road descended continually on the other side for twenty miles. O h , what j o y it was lo think we could finally sil on our bicycles and ride after w a l k i n g all m o r n i n g ! T h e j o y did not last very long, because tbe mud was deep and the constant strain on the brakes soon caused them to give w a y . So with broken brakes il was necessary to w a l k once m o r e . I could not understand why Ihe brakes broke jusl when they were needed most, I was even a little peeved, but when 1 reached the first town at the bottom of the mountain, I learned the reason w h y . W e went inlo the firsl bicycle shop w e saw and asked Ihe elderly man to fix the bicycle immediately. T h i s be did and w h i l e working, we explained the Gospel to h i m . His heart was ready for the message because he told us he had a Gospel and some literature, but did not really understand tbe way of salvation. O n r hearts rejoiced to see him greatly interested, so we spent a long time explaining the Scriptures before leaving on the last lap of our journey to Langson. He told us we could use his house for meetings, and he would invite all his friends and relatives to c o m e . W h e n we left, 1 asked how much il cost for tbe repairs, but he refused lo lake anything saying, Y o u are good peo ple, I cannot lake anything.)) I was so surprised to see a native refuse m o n e y , especially from a white man, that I was dumbfounded. T h e last lime w e visited him he was still very earnest, bul bas nol made any confession of sin...
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well attended, this last week having o v e r a hundred pre sent. T w o or three walk six miles every week lo hear the story of God's love. T h e building makes an ideal country chapel, and one could wish lor no belter place. I have never seen a T h o house built thai w a y , neither among Ihe Annamese, so asked him Why he buill il. He said he did not know, so I told him possibly God was direcling him so it could be used for a chapel later on. A t Ihe first meeting there were not enough benches to sil on, so many squalled on the ground. T h e next week I found a few more benches, and every week since then there is an extra chair or bench the man made during the week. Alter Ihe meetings he testifies to the people and we can see him g r o w i n g in grace from week lo w e e k . Please pray for this man and his wife thai God will mightily use them for the salvation of many more souls. Also for Ihose w h o have prayed that they will remain true. T h e village chief prayed soon after w e started work there and since, without a word from us, look down the altar in his house. A child w h o claimed he was a l w a y s seeing Satan following him wilh a Iroop of soldiers dressed in red, holding him in constant fear, does nol see him any longer, and bas sweel peace in his heart. Do remember this work before God lhal Ihe lire started in these hearts m a y continue to burn until il grows into a strong centre for God. He is able if we Irusl H i m .
P R E A C H I N G C H A P E L S IN L A N G S O N A N D C A O B A N G

T h e Lord has also been w o r k i n g in Dong Mo in a mar velous w a y . A T h o w h o attended Ihe Langson meetings was converted. T h e j o y of the Lord was so real in his heart, he wanted his people to hear how Jesus came to save sinners, so he invited us to use his bouse for meetings. W e have been going now for over a month and since that l i m e forty-two have prayed, expressing their desire to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. T h e meetings are always

The w o r k in Langson is progressing wilh great hopes for the future. A mouth ago four w e r e baptized and iu a few more months there w i l l be others. T h e y have proven faithful, and in their lives are. bearing fruit of the Spirit. It encourages us to hear them pray as that is the one great w a y they will make spiritual progress. May they turn oul to be men of prayer in this church, also being the real foundation stones to build on. Many have prayed, but Ihey come and g o . nol realizing their lull duty before God. W i l h lots of patience and love, may w e be able to lead them into the deeper things of Christ. Caobang, the furthest station north of L a n g s o n , has

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been opened since trie first of the. year. T h e W o r d is being faithfully given out, but no definite result has yel been accomplished, except one sonl. Pray for this station thai God will pour oul His Spirit until many souls obey the voice of H i m w h o said, a Come unto m e , all ye thai labour and are heavy laden, and I w i l l g i v e you rest.* May ihe L o r d have all the praise for what He has done as we have only been His empty channels lo flow Ihrough into other lives. Our prayer is that this year may bring forth even greater results, nol here only, but throughout Ihe length and breadth of this land. M r s . J. J. V a n Hine r e p o r t e d : T T is not necessary, I am sure, to tell you in any length * how deeply I regret nol lo be able lo be in your midst Ihis conference. 1 was looking forward wilh such joyful anticipation to these days of fellowship and c o m m u n i o n in (he L o r d , that it is a great disappointment to me.
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W e were rejoicing some time ago about the w a y the L o r d was answering prayer in m y behalf when the old troubles returned, making me suffer more than ever before. Just two weeks ago I accompanied my husband to Dong-Mo, where the Lord has been blessing in such a remarkable w a y . W e spent a blessed day there, had the j o y of leading quite a large number or Tlios to Christ, and feeding their hungry hearts with the W o r d . In the evening, a short time after reaching h o m e , I began to suffer agony, and w a y into the night. Oh, how my heart cried out to God for deliverance! But He did not see fit lo grant it yet. In these long hours o f suffering I am often asking G o d : W h y ? Although what I have gone through is nothing compared to Job's trials and sufferings, yel 1 greatly desire lo learn what he learned: first, to be quiet before G o d ; second, to know myself; and third, l o know God and be blessed by H i m in the end. W i t h Job, I can say, 1 k n o w that thou canst do everything. Please pray with me that the everything may be wrought in my heart and body.

I am glad to report that the L o r d has been richly blessing. In Langson the w o r k among the children is very encouraging. F o r nearly two years n o w between forty and fifty children have come very regularly. Mosl of them are between Ihe ages of len and fifteen, and I can say that the L o r d has truly worked in some o f their young hearts. W h e n 1 am not able to g o , the evangelist's wife lakes my place. She is a g o o d worker and a help lo me. It has been harder to reach Ihe women in Langson. Some come to the meetings but only two have definitely c o m e oul for the L o r d . O n e has had l o move oul o f Lang son, bul Ihe other is still here and desires lo accompany her husband to study in Tourane. T h e y are a very earnest couple, we thank God for them. In Cao Kiet the w o m e n and children have been afraid to come since the dealh of the colporteur's wife. They used to come lo the meetings so regularly, hut now they run away from us as soon as Ihey see us get near the village. Please pray much lhal this hinderance and fear of the evil spirits may he removed from their hearts. My husband is telling yon all about Dong Mo, the w a y the L o r d has opened lhal door and manifested His p o w e r . F o u r w o m e n have prayed and seem to be really earnest. T h e Lord has been touching their hearts, I am sure. In Ihe four-and-a-half years w e have been on Ihe lield, w e have never yet witnessed such eagerness and hunger lo k n o w more about Ihe L o r d , in all, len w o m e n have given their hearts lo God, of w h o m eight are T h o s and two A n namese. Please pray they may g r o w in grace, and many more be won to Christ. R e v . H. A . J a c k s o n of D a l a t . in c h a r g e of H o m e for Missionaries' C h i l d r e n a n d also Moi w o r k in S o u t h w e s t A n n a m . r e p o r t e d ! P H E two years that have elapsed since last we met in * conference have a l l o w e d us various sights, sounds and feelings that have made us glad w e are still mission aries iu French Indochina. But if you expect to hear of
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long itineraries, w h o l e villages led to the L o r d and of a new language mastered, you will be disappointed in my report. T h e more I c o m e in contact w i l h Moi people, the more I am convinced thai this is God's place for me. T h e i r many different dialects and customs, plus Ihe fact lhal they have no written language, presents a real problem. Yet w e have not once become discouraged, for afler all il is not our w o r k but God's, so w e made H i m responsible for all things, even the ways and means whereby these primitive people might hear the Gospel in Iheir o w n tongue.
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After very much prayer and considerable discussion with o u r c o l l e a g u e s in Cambodia w h o agreed with me that Ihe Moi language is akin to that ofthe Cambodians, I made arrangements to g o to Pnompenh with X o l ( m y Moi helper), in order lo make a study of Cambodian sounds and com pare them w i t h those of the Mois. Mr. H a m m o n d hired a teacher for me and very unselfishly gave me a lot of his own time during the few weeks I was in his home, and it was most encouraging to see some of my language diffi culties c o m e to an end. M y k n o w l e d g e of Annamese has been of infinite value to me and, so far as has been possible, 1 have used A n n a m ese signs l o symbolize M o i sounds. T h e French has also been a help, and on one occasion I have borrowed from the English language. In several instances it has been neces sary to coin signs to fit the need. T h e r e may be countless sounds yet to be reduced to writing, time will tell. My progress has been very slow, due to countless in terruptions and the fact that we are having to write the language word by w o r d . Oftentimes I have spent a w h o l e half day on one sound, and when I could symbolize I.") or 20 words at one sitting I have felt rewarded.
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come burdened for his people, but il seemed lhat his heart became hardened with a k n o w l e d g e of the Irulh, until finally he was taken sick and then God talked to h i m . T h e next day he volunteered the information that I could not reach the Mois alone for I did not speak their language and. even if I d i d . I'd get losl in the jungle Irving to find the people. H e further stated that he must become no less to me than.John the Baptist was to our Lord, namely, a v o i c e and one to preparc the w a y . 1 was overcome with j o y , but explained to Xol that he must understand the Bible before he could lake such responsibility. Y e s . was his reply. I want lo study the B i b l e . T h e Moi Bible School opened the next day I Xol's interest g r e w and Mrs. Jackson added a course on the Life of Christ, using S.S. cards lo illustrate her talks. She gave him a synopsis of each lesson which has become his mosl valuable text book. Mr. Tarn, the Annamese preacher, began a third Bibleclassand taught himquoc-ngu.
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Y o n have already heard me state my views and know that w e hope eventually to speak Ihe Moi language, but il is not I w h o will give the Gospel lo these people. T h e r e must be Mois workers to attain the best results. F o r a year and a half we had been praying that X o l w o u l d be-

You already know w e have been forbidden to w o r k in the mountains around us, but as w e constantly waited before God k n o w i n g l i e only could over-rule the situation, it came lo us thai w e might bring the Mois to us. T h i s has certainly been God's plan and very much blessed of H i m , for w h i l e w e seem to he heating lime, w e are reallymaking some progress I have often w o n d e r e d h o w w e could overcome the fear of these simple folk, for every l i m e w e have entered a strange village the people have scattered and hidden themselves like small prey before it's enemy. Bul from Ihe day we made this compound a Moi centre, there has not been a minute that w e have not had from t w o to thirty Mois here on the premises. W e have never sent anyone away, but rather urged the people to spend a night with us or a week if possible. Often times Ihcy come wilh things to sell, and it would surprise you to know what we have bought simply lo be friendly so the people will return lo us and send their friends this w a y . W b y , w e have bought everything from birds to flowers even though we had no use for them. But those

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Il has been excellent training for X o l to act as an in terpreter every morning at 11:00 o'clock. If you doubt my statement just visit the Moi shack some evening at 5:00. He is already in the preacher class and conducts a d a i l y service b y himself at which time he teaches Scriplure verses and explains a lesson. So w h i l e w e are wait ing for the doors of these mountain ranges to open up to us, w e are holding twelve services a week for Ihe M o i s . About the first of the year w e started to ask God for representatives from all the tribes that have access to Dalat. In answer lo that prayer w e have welcomed men and w o m e n from seven different regions whose dialects and customs, though similar, are not the same. T h e s e people have actually lived under the eaves of our house and become acquainted with us. I didn't understand God's reason for keeping us out of the jungle so long, but n o w 1 do, for in His good lime the necessary authorization w i l l be granted and we'll have friends to greet us through out this mountainous country. You ask what results we have had. Personally, I think it dangerous lo count souls according to the wisdom of man. God only knows what has been done in the hearts of these semi-civilized wanderers, bul this I know, lives have been changed before our eyes, and members of live different tribes have confessed their sins before God and accepted tbe L o r d Jesus Christ as Ibeir Saviour. Many have been laughed at as they returned to their villages and witnessed for Christ. It is possible that some have gone back to the superstitions of their people, but that is all in the hands of God w h o k n o w e t h all things* and doeth all things well.* 1 was never commissioned to keep be lievers, but to preach tbe Gospel.
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1 have insisted upon an Annamese preacher at Dalat w h o will study the Moi language in view of some day going to the brown skin race as a missionary. M r . Tarn, tbe present Annamese worker, bas done excellent w o r k in teaching Xol and studying Ihe language with him. For months I have, not been able to give lime lo Ihe Moi w o r k , but i l g o e s on without me. M r . Tarn not only loves the Mois but hopes to spend bis life among Ihem. Mr. D o , the busy superintendent of the Cochin-China district, spent a week with us up here and look a two days trip with me inlo the jungle. T h e first day was a little hard for him as he couldn't put up with the filth, but after he had spent a night in the forest the starch was taken out of him and he came back to Dalai with a vision he could not forget. Y o u have undoubtedly beard of the offerings lhal are being made in the different churches for the T r i b e s w o r k . T h e Annamese. with a little coaching, w o u l d support their o w n divinely called workers among this Iribe and that. I therefore recommend to this conference that without exception, we the missionaries in the Annamese territory, urge the Christians to g i v e liberally and system atically lo the evangelization o f t h e tongues and tribes and peoples slill without the Gospel in Indo-China; and further, that w e encourage and even help those w h o feel the call to the regions beyond them I Although I have had two Annamese stations beside Dalat to oversee, I have done very little on any of them except (o hold a series o f three days meetings in each place. T h e preachers deserve the entire credit for souls saved and the place in self-support that they have attained. Besides paying all the incidental expenses, the Dalai and Phanthiet Churches have taken over half the support of their preachers.
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T h e longer I stay on the field and tbe better I become acquainted with the native Church, the more I believe this to be a mission field for tbe Annamese. F o r thai reason

It may be well for me to mention the boat in this report that you may appreciate Ihe w o r k that is being carried on along the water-ways of southern Cochin-China. Mr. Nga has a crew of men that has been selected and sent to h i m by the Joint Executive Committee aud together they canvass

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Ihe ricelickl districts of thai great plain. An American marine motor has been installed w h i c h enables the men to m o v e faster and w h e n e v e r necessary regardless of the tide and current. God is so directing the boat work lhat the men are being led into parls of Cochin-China where the inhabitants have never heard the Gospei story. It is a pioneer effort Ibe Annamese have taken over, and I k n o w under God's blessing il will soon be self-supporting. Although I am no longer in Annamese w o r k . I have greatly enjoyed Ihe privilege of ministering lo Ihe Annamese in their conferences. T h e r e is nothing more encouraging to me than a Christian congregation, organized and carried on by the natives themselves. As w e compare our work from day to day w e see very few changes and nexl lo nothing new. but as w e look back over the years w e see such transformations that I would repeal the first statement in this reportit is good to he a missionary in French Indo-China! M r s . H- A . J a c k s o n , M a t r o n o f t h e S c h o o l f o r Missionaries' Children at D a l a t : W/E find that the report of Mrs. Jackson has nol been * * handed in, whether the omission is accidental or due to modesty w e do nol k n o w . H o w e v e r , we gladly lake Ibis opportunity to express our sincere appreciation of her work as Matron o f the School for the children of the missionaries. Mrs. Jackson is a model hostess for her big family al Conference time. N o l a surge of worry, not a shade o f care, not a blast of h u r r y , ever seemed lo disturb her, however great the turmoil in her big family of missionaries and their children, and last but not least the management of Ihe servants trained and untrained. T h e n how greatly the mothers and fathers appreciated her loving care of Iheir children while al school. Here they receive the gentle yet firm discipline which is prepar ing them, we hope, for a life of usefulness and happiness. May God continue lo give her the needed health and strength for her self-sacrificing labour.

Miss A . H e i k e n n e n . in c h a r g e o f t h e S c h o o l f o r M i s s i o n a r i e s ' C h i l d r e n at D a l a t : V f I S S lleikennen's report is contained iu her pupils, the l i v i n g epislles, showing whal she has accom plished during the two years since last Conference. T h u s she invited all the missionaries to an entertainment given by the school children on one of the closing evenings of Ibe Conference. T h e parents must have been much gratified fo see the real progress made by their children, and the ability with which they entertained the c o m p a n y with their songs and dialogues. It is indeed a great privilege lo have the children live in such a healthful and beautiful mountain home, w h i l e being trained by a missionary teacher, and surrounded hy an atmosphere of trust in G o d .

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come from all parts of Cochinchina, Annam and even T o n k i n . Our location, near the bus and railroad lines, is such that visitors to the city cannot help but sec us, and I am safe in saying that there is never a week passes bul a score of people hear the Gospel for the first time in this chapel. T h e Saigon congregation has opened an out-station at Dakao in the outskirts of the city. Here the Gospel is preached three times a week lo good congregations, and the pastor is greatly encouraged by the number of inter ested inquirers w h o are c o m i n g to the Saviour.
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a n d M r s . E. F. I r w i n . C h a i r m a n , o f S a i g o n , Cochinchina, reported i H P H E station w o r k in the Saigon District largely runs itself. My work and that of Mrs. Irwin consists o f visiti n " the different stations and out-stations from Sunday to Sunday or during the week when occasion arises. T h i s does not mean that we visit any individual station very often for there are 32 congregations, in charge of 22 pastors or evangelists, included in the district. 3 new outstations have been opened since the beginning of 1932, and 4 new church buildings have been built, all by Annamese monev. T h e most inspiring part of our work has been the monthly or b i - m o n t h l y gatherings of the pastors and preachers at Saigon, when w e spend a full day of prayer for God's w o r k i n g in the district. T h e men, some of them with their w i v e s and often some of the deacons from their churches, come in the night before so thai w e can meet in good season in the upper room al the Saigon chapel. Each preacher tells of the problems and blessings on his station, then w e all join in prayer for his w o r k . W e continue this w a y until all the stations have been covered. It is wonderful to hear what God is doing, and we have a splendid opportunity to be mutually a help one to the other.
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T h e churches of the interior are all enjoying the bless ing of the L o r d . N o t h i n g rejoices our hearts more than lo hear the reports of the pastors and evangelists from these churches when they gather at Saigon for the day of prayer. At our January meeting.'laO baptisms were reported since w e had last met; and the preachers requested that authorizations be asked from the Government for 13 new out-stations, all of which are to be opened entirely at Annamese expense and under Annamese supervision. T h i s is self propagation ! Since M r . Jeffrey left for furlough last July, I have had very little time for visiting the Churches except lo answer emergency calls, which have been not a f e w . Mr. Do has accepted the responsibility o f visiting and helping the churchesboth independent and Missionand il is won derful in our eyes to see h o w God has developed him in this new and broad ministry.
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F o u r more churches have become self-supporting since last we met in Conference, and there only remain in the Saigon district 4 Mission churches. T w o of these are ministered to by colporteur-evangeliststhat is, by men w h o are receiving half of their support from the Bible Society. One of these last is at T a y n i n h the headquarters o f Caodaism. T h i s has been a hard field lo break through, bul God is V i c t o r , and H e is establishing a church o f t h e L o r d Jesus Christ even there. T h e last time 1 met the

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Tayninli evangelist, he told ns thai 25 souls had eoine to Ihe Lord since our previous meeting. H o w we praised Uod lor this break in a hitherto barren field ! H e also told us of an opening lhal he had which enabled him to sell many (iospel portions. N e w Testaments and Bibles to Ihe Caodaisls. These last were gathered al Tayninli in grealnuuibers. about 5,000, to celebrate X m a s . . . Y o u k n o w Caodaism celebrates all religious festivals: Christian, Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist. etc., etc.... T h e y are broad i T h e y lake in all r e l i g i o n s ! Our evangelist. M r . T h e , went out to their encampment anil asked some of them what they were celebrating. T h e y replied that it w a s Christmas, and some knew that lhal was Ihe anniversary of the birth of Jesus. He then asked where Jesus was" born and what he had done, but no one knew. Mr. T h e said Ihat that was a strange thing, such a tremendous gathering lo celebrate the anniversary o f o n e about w h o m no one knew a n y t h i n g ! He Ihcn proceeded l o tell them how his Gospels w o u l d lell Ihem all about Jesus and Ihe salvation lhal He had wrought for mankind. l i e sold more hooks iu a couple of days lhati he had sold in months before. R e v . G. C. F e r r y o f C a n t h o . S o u t h e a s t Cochinchina. reported i 'The Lord is my rock ami my forlress, and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in Whom I anil trust, my buckler and the horn of my salvation and my high lower.ti O W we thank and praise God for His keeping and saving power to us since we lasl met at Dalai for our annual conference! Since last conference and up until N o v e m b e r or last year we have lived in Baclieu, but o w i n g lo health con ditions and the situation of our house, we were forced lo look aronnd our other districts for a house. W e looked in the province of Soctrang, where as yel there is no selfsupporting church, but were unable lo lind one lliere. After much prayer and thought we looked in Cantho. W e did not like the idea of locating in Canlho since there is

a large self-supporting church there, but it w a s the only thing to do. Canlho is Ihe most centrally located for all of our provinces, wc can easily get from one place to ano ther. Since locating in Cantho we have the additional oversight of Ihe provinces o f L o n g x u y e n and Rachgia. During the year of 1931 we held special meetings in each one of our provinces, lasting from three to four days. During these special meetings in each province God's presence was very manifest. Christians were deepened in the L o r d , and many accepted Chrisl as Iheir Saviour.
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In 1931 an outstation was opened about three miles outside of Baclieu. T h i s g r e w under the supervision of the Annamese pastor of Baclieu w h o lield meetings there several times a w e e k . N o w there is a fine group of good, earnest Christians. T h e r e were seemingly no Cao-Daists in that place, but after our chapal w a s opened a number of Cao-Daists came and tried to m a k e a disturbance. Alter prayer and intercession, Salan was defeated and the CaoDaists ceased lo give us any further trouble Another outslalion w a s opened up, aboul 25 miles outside of Soctrang, by one of our first converts al Baclieu w h o formerl}' w a s a Cao-Daist. T h i s man moved to Co-Co, w h e r e the present chapel is located, and he and is w i f e , w h o are real earnest Christians, on lire for the L o r d , witnessed to many about them wilh the result lhal a number confessed Chrisl as Iheir Saviour. He asked T h S y Lieu, w h o is the pastor at Soctrang, to come and give further instruction l o these n e w converts. N o w T h a y Lifiu goes regularly, and Ihe L o r d is greatly blessing. In 1932 another outstation was opened in T r u o n A n , just outside of Onion in the Cantho district. There is a good nucleus of Christiana, and God is graciously blessing. In March of this year, we re-opened an old outstation in the. Province of T r a \ i n h , among Ihe Cambodians. Just recently, w h i l e having special meetings there, three more Cambodians w e r e added to the church through baptism, making a total of len in a l l . K i n d l y remember them in prayer, thai Ihe Lord will use Ihem to bring many more

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on all the outstations, and the Lord met in a wonderful w a y at each meeting and at each place.
P R A Y E R R E Q U E S T S FOR ADVANCE WORK

Since lasl Conference wc have dedicated Ihe Kesach church in Ihe P r o v i n c e ol" Soclrang In A p r i l , we had Ihe blessed privilege of dedicating a \ e i \ beautiful church in Onion, Canlho. T h e Christians there wanted lo build a much larger church bul. o w i n g lo

T h e r e are a few requests w h i c h I wish to leave wilh you. In Baclicu there are a great number of Chinese. It is very necessary that a Chinese preacher be seut there. Recently I made application for the opening of a Chinese chapel, but ihe Administrator refused, saying that they were having a lot of trouble w i t h the Chinese at the present time. W e k n o w that God can over-rule in this matter, and we hope you will stand w i l h us in prayer that the many, many Chinese in the town of Baclicu will have a chance to hear tbe Gospel ere the L o r d returns. W e have also asked for three other openings, all of which have been refused wilh the excuse that there were nol enough Christians in these particular places to open up a chapel. At present the P r o v i n c e of Hatien still remains unopen to the gospel. W e visited this province and applied to Ihe Administrator for permission to open w o r k , but he refused since there are no Christians there. H o w can w e get Christians in that province if we are not given permis sion to preach the Gospel? W i l l you stand with as in prayer that s o m e h o w , some w a y , this province shall be opened up soon, so that those people will have an oppor tunity to hear of H i m w h o gave Himself for us?
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lack of funds, Ihey had lo build a:smaller church. H o w e v e r , il is a very beautiful one and in an excellent location. In Cainau, Ihe Christians have just about finished building their new church. After conference we will have the privilege of dedicating it to the L o r d . In Bat-lieu the Christians have begun to build a church. W e surely thank and praise ( i o d for the way He is w o r k i n g ami for the w a y the work is going forward. W e are w o r k i n g hand in band w i l h our native workers and God is surely using them. In 1932 special meetings were held in each province and

Let us also r e m e m b e r to pray that the L o r d w i l l meet the needs of the pastors in the self-supporting churches. In some o f these churches the pastors are not getting Ibeir full salaries, in fact, sometimes they hardly get enough to buy their food, let alone anything else. O f course this is due to present conditions. Sometimes these native pastors become very much discouraged when they are forced to meet Ihis situation, month after month, especially those w i l h large families. P r a y that God w i l l meet their needs and keep them faithful to their trust. These native pastors are real shepherds to their flock, and are all zealous workers for the L o r d .

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/ " ^ O D has been gracious and merciful to us during the past t w o years. T h e r e have been times of real testing, bul throughout it all, H e has been very precious and good to us. W e praise H i m for being able to have a share in helping to give the Bread of Life l o those w h o are groping in darkness.
BACLIEU CONVERTS ARE ZEALOUS WITNESSES

T h e Lord has abundantly blessed in the province of Baclieu, which has been opened almost Ihrec years lo the Gospel. God has called out a good group of earnest Christians. Many of them are very zealous, and God has greatly used them to spread the Gospel to their relatives and friends. One thing lhal we impress upon Ihe Christ ians constantly is to witness to others of Jesus Christ, and He will bless them each time they testify of His saying grace and p o w e r . Children's and w o m e n ' s meetings have been held w e e k l y in Ihe Baclieu chapel and the outslation and God has blessed the seed s o w n . I have made a number of trips with Mr. F e r n ' to our various provinces, and have enjoyed meeting and talking to Ihe w o m e n about the L o r d . In N o v e m b e r of last year w e m o v e d from Baclieu to Cantho. I had been in poor health for months o w i n g to the living conditions in Baclieu, and the d o c t o r strongly advised our leaving Baclieu and g o i n g to another province. W e finally located a house in Cantho, and since living there we all have i m p r o v e d in health.
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to Cantho I have taken up the w o m e n ' s w o r k , and am thoroughly enjoying teaching the big group of w o m e n w h o c o m e out for w e e k l y instruction. Many of them can read and write, and il is a pleasure to see them j o l t i n g d o w n passages of Scripture and taking notes on the lesson. W e are l o o k i n g lo the Lord lo win many precious souls for H i m this coining year, and ask you to stand with us in prayer thai the Lord w i l l greatly use us to spread the Gospel in the soulhern part of Cochin-China.

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1 wish to praise the L o r d tor Mr. N g o and his wife w h o are doing and have been doing splendid w o r k in the Can tho church. Mrs. N g o is one of Ihe mosl enthusiastic preacher's w i v e s w h o m I have ever met. Although she has a large family of children, y e l she finds plenty of lime lo work for Ihe Master. Up until the time we moved to Cantho she had been conducting t w o w o m e n ' s meetings a week, besides teaching children twice a week and doing a lol o f visiting, sometimes even riding on a bicycle to one of theoulslalions 15 miles oul from Cantho. Since coming

H E last t w o years have seen the beginning of active work on Ihe Ubon Station. Up until last Conference our lime was occupied principally w i l h language study. Not long after our return lo Ubon w e began distributing tracts and Gospels, and a short time later w e began a Sunday School in the home.
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Thinking it advisable to have 0 more open and accessible place of meeting, we rented a small neighborhood chapel near our house. There a few of the adults from Uie im mediate neighborhood came from time lo lime, but the masses were nol being reached, so we looked forward to the lime when we could open a street chapel at the market. Finally in March, 1931, a suitable location became available and we began to hold services six times a week in our new chapel. About three months later w e invited the Siamese Gospel Team to come and help us for a week. This team was composed of a half-dozen splendid young Siamese Christians and preachers with a real zeal for the Lord. While they were wilh us we held an average of three meetings daily, that is, in the morning an open-air neighborhood meeting in some outlying section ofthe city; in the lale afternoon a street meeting at the market; and in the evening an evangelistic service in the chapel.
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About lhat lime a young Siamese w o r k e r w h o had been w i t h the Oriental Missionary Society in Shanghai for some time came lo Ubon lo help us. A l first he appeared to he very zealous for the L o r d . But before long he fell in love with a heathen girl. Needing money to marry, he succumbed lo Ihe flattering oiler o f t h e Advenlists lo make good money selling their literature, and so left us for more lucrative fields.
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From the time we opened the chapel up until the time ofthe visilof this Gospel Team and for some time after thai we consistently had good attendance. Many had prayed, several were inquiring, and good interest was being shown. But Satan is not without his devices for opposing and hindering God's cause, for it was not long before an opposition chapel was opened just around Ihe corner from ours, only aboul one block away. There the Seventh Day Adventists, with an energetic second term missionary already prolicient in Ihe language, have also been preaching nightly. They, of course, neglected no opportunity to proselyte, with the result that the people soon realized that here were Iwo missionaries, both Amer icans, both called Protestants, but opposing each other and teaching contradictory doctrines which each claimed came from the Bibleand were the true teachings of Christ. The result was inevitable. People began to question, then to wouder, and finally to leave us alone, probably with an inward smile of mockery and disdain. Attendance dropped, inquirers fell away. W h a t once was a seemingly fertile and receptive soil became hard and sterile.

But w e w o u l d not leave the impression that in the midst of all these discouragements, w h i c h w e r e many, there were no encouragements, for there were. One young inquirer remained true, zealously studied the Bible, bold ly witnessed e v e r y w h e r e , and became a real help lo us in country e o l p o r l a g e w o r k and preaching. He has been baplized and is n o w helping in the w o r k at Ubon. May God preserve him from succumbing to the same tempta tions thai have led so many others astray. W e believe lhat the seed sown is bearing fruit in m a n y other lives as w e l l .
GOSPEL AUTO NEEDED TO EVANGELISE COUNTRY DISTRICTS

Considerable eolporlage work has been done in Ihe country districts w h e r e w e find a more open and receptive altitude. A Gospel car w o u l d make i l possible to follow up and extend this country w o r k . I am convinced that it is in the rural districts that w e shall have the most encour aging results, but w i l h existing modes of travel Ihese districts are usually very difficult to reach. In addition lo the evangelistic, w o r k and the teaching of the Rible student, some translation work has been done, notably lbe Heart T r a c t w h i c h has just come off the press. Before closing this report il is only filling that a w o r d or appreciation should be a d d e d for the faithful help g i v e n by the j u n i o r missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. Chrisman, in the w o r k at U b o n . W h i l e giving their entire l i m e to language study, they look (urns w i l h each other iu going lo lbe chapel meetings and in slaying al home w i l h our children. T h i s made it possible for Mrs. Gunther to assist at all the meetings where she helped to attract the people by b l o w i n g her cornet.

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T h u s for several months the message has been going forth. In the street chapel people from distant villages and provinces have beard I lie W o r d and have received tracts and bought Gospels. Often they have asked us when we w e r e going to visit their provinces and their cities. W e have had to reply that we don't k n o w , but that we must wait until w e have more men and more m o n e y . T h e doors of the fourteen provinces of East Siam with their nearly four m i l l i o n s o f people are wide open to Ihe missionary and the Gospel. At least four new stations, all strategic centres, should be opened immediately. T o do this we must have more missionaries. In the meanlime the seed is being sown ; and w e know that the W o r d w i l l not return v o i d , but il shall accomplish that whereunto il is senl, and in due season we shall reap i f we faint not. M r . a n d M r s . R o b e r t M . C h r i s m a n of U b o n , language students, briefly reported : V \ 7 E arrived in Ubon the 88th N o v e m b e r , 19,10. Since * * then our lime has been fully occupied in the study of Siamese, and also helping in the work as we w e r e able. O w i n g lo tbe complex silualion al l ' b o n , the responsi bility is a tremendous one, and we need much prayer that the Lord will give us victory over the powers of darknes? and heathenism. A l s o pray lhal we may. w h i l e still engaged in language study, have Ihe j o y of bringing souls into the fold. An Ordination Service W e cull the following from the minutes of the Conference: Sunday afternoon, June 19th. The ordination service was in charge of Rev. H. A. Jackson. After the opening prayer by Rev. P. A. Volh and the reading of Ihe Ordin ation Council minutes, Rev. D. W . Lilison read a portion of Scripture. A male quintet then brought a message in soig, (What a Wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord.n Rev. \V. C. Cadman gave the charge to the two candi dates: Mr. R. M. Chrisman and Mr. F. G. Grobb. His message included a general and a specific charge, tie

compared the characters of Ahsolom who built a monu ment of stone lo pci |.H- ink- self, aud Jacob who provided a well that brought blessing lo many. Then Haul's farewell message to the elders al Ephesus was brought as a specific charge, and these i w o brethren were solemnly set apart for the Gospel ministry. After the ordination prayers by Rev. G. C. Ferry and Rev. H. H. Hazlelt, the Rev Jean F u IIC pronounced the benediction. Rev. P e t e r A . Voth of K h o n Ken. East Siam, reported: ' | ""HE w o r k of God at Khon Ken since last conference has been carried ou in fivedil'ferent w a y s , namely: Itiner ation, personal w o r k , village preaching, chapel preaching, and the conducting of an inquirers' class.
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Accompanied by Messrs. Guntber and Chrisman, w e made an extended itineration trip throughout Ihe w h o l e of the Khon Ken district, w h i c h is inhabited by 1,000,000 people. W e visited all the large centers in this district, bul one. A t a number of places such as Udorn, N o n g Kbay, Sakon N a k o n and N a k o n P a n o m , w e held market meetings and sold Scripture portions. It was an nntold j o y to witness to large numbers iu I', e open-air meetings. T o make the meetings interesting ami to explain the Gospel slory clearly, I had prepared a case filled with Sunday School picture chartsalso highly-colored charts, illustrating such truths as the Broad and N a r r o w W a y , the Cross, and Ihe Condition of Man's Heart before and after Salvation, w e r e used. W e held the meetings early in the m o r n i n g when the people galber at the market. First w e put up our pictures and charts for all to see. T h e n w e sang a song or t w o w h i c h brought the people nearer and prepared Ihem lo listen lo what we had to say W i l h o u t any delay w e preached the Gospel and sold Scriptures for an hour or t w o . Even though large numbers listened us, there were always bigoted Buddhists w h o would not so much as accept a Gospel tract, saying. I am a Bnddh st and don't need your religion.* N o amount of argumeu't
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w o u l d persuade Ihem to take the tract! I feel that this type of w o r k is very important and advantageous for the furtherance of the Gospel. But the cost is almost prohibi tive. T h i s one trip cost 160 ticals. Il is evident that w e are in great need of a Gospel car 1
PERSONAL WORK IN T H E HOME

Many times during the past year individuals from v i l lages or from Hie town of K h o n Ken have come to inquire about the. Gospel. Often, y e s , too often, they have c o m e with ulterior m o t i v e s : that is, to get a j o b , or financial aid of some kind, or to see if becoming Christians w o u l d exempt them from paying taxes. N o m a i l e r what their motives, w e a l w a y s lake these opportunities l o press upon them their personal need o f a Saviour w h o can save from sin. A l different times some of these have prayed in our h o m e , a n d w e have tried to follow them by visiting in their homes and making arrangements to hold a meeting. Some times w e have had very good audiences in these different villages, and a l other times no one w o u l d c o m e lo listen. In one of these villages there are t w o men w*ho have prayed and profess to believe in the L o r d Jesus. I trust thai in a few months they w i l l be ready for baptism.
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the large province of U d o r n , w i t h 1,000,000 inhabitants, w h o desire to g o to Bangkok, the capital of Siam, must g o through K h o n K e n . So there w i l l a l w a y s be transients staying over night at K h o n K e n . A l r e a d y w e have had people, w h o live from one to t w o hundred miles north and northeast of us, present in our chapel. T h e s e have heard the Gospel once and also bought Scripture portions, which we a l w a y s offer for sale at the close of the meetings.
INTERESTING INQUIRERS' CLASS

F o r those w h o live in K h o n K e n and have prayed, confessing Christ, I have started an inquirers' class every W e d n e s d a y evening. Up to the time w h e n w e left for Conference three young men attended. W e study a cate chism and one chapter of the Gospel of John. Also each week I assign a Bible story to each member, w h o is to prepare to relate the story a n d m a k e spiritual applications. T h e n I give some constructive criticism, helping them to learn how to tell the Gospel to their o w n p e o p l e . In closing this meeting w e all kneel and everyone prays. T h e need of our district is truly great,the territory lo cover is very large and is inhabited by 1,000,000 people. Surely, w e need n e w missionary recruits to help occupy and evangelize these many souls.

T h e first of last December w e rented a chapel at the market in K h o n Ken, a n d since then w e have held meet ings every Saturday and Sunday night. At first the place was c r o w d e d oul, bul n o w that the meetings have become less of a n o v e l t y , the chapel comfortably accommodates those w h o care to listen. T h e attendance n o w varies from 30 to 100 al every meeting. In February w e w e r e able to obtain the services o f a native Siamese preacher for one w e e k . A clear, strong statement of the Gospel was given out every night, thus giving many the opportunity to not only hear but lo understand. It was estimated that about 800 people w e r e in attendance during this one week of meetings. I l is very important that we maintain a chapel in K h o n K e n , as it is and will be a very strategic center, il w i l l be the terminal of the railroad, in about another year, w h i c h w i l l connect il directly with Bangkok. A l l o f

Mrs. Voth reported:

H E past year has been a momentous one for us, marking as it has the beginning of our ministry a m o n g the Siamese-Laotian people of our district. Our contacts w i t h the people during this year have meant much in helping us understand their mentality, something of Iheir religious life, their customs, morals, etc. I must confess many of my former conceptions of the people have beeu disrupted. I used to think the natives w e r e s i m p l e , childlike, trusting folk w h o w o u l d receive the Gospel with more or less readiness. But nol so has been our experience thus far I
THEOLOGICAL SKEPTICS A N D OTHERS !

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of Ihe Gospel storyIhey have questions and doubts, many of Ibem. One of their favorites is, \ V h a t proof have yoii that your Bible is Ihe base of Truth more than Buddhistic sacred b o o k s ? Such questions, of course, i n v o l v e a long recital of prophecy and its fulfillment. W e have been asked questions on Ibe Bible, Christ and Christianity, which so closely resemble those asked by atheists in Ihe homeland, that w e have fell profoundly impressed that the same enemy of souls has inspired them. A n d generally our replies lo such questions are mel wilh a skeptical smile. T h i s seems l o be Ihe altitude of one large class of BuddhistsIhe more intelligent type. T h e olher class are so completely indifferent to every thing bolh intellectual and religious lhat to arouse their interest is indeed a p r o b l e m . T h e r e are many natural hindrances to these people accepting Christ and Christ ianity. First, Buddhism is Ihe national religion, strongly upheld by the king and all Ihe officials. On Slale occa sions, such as Ihe recent celebration of the 150th anniver sary o f Ihe present dynasty, the king publicly exhorted his people to stand wilh him in Ihe worship o f t h e Buddha and his truths. Inasmuch as the king has been educated in England and is very modern in all his mode of life, his continual and ardent support of Buddhism seems to have a weighty influence on all classes. But w e are trusting Cod and praying daily lhal even in Ibis unpromising soil the Gospel may find root.
BEGINNINGS OF A N O R G A N I Z E D S U N D A Y SCHOOL

School of different classes according lo age and follow a systematic study of Bible stories.
MAKING CONTACTS W I T H L A O V I L L A G E W O M E N

During the past year I have held one w e e k l y service in our h o m e on Sunday mornings. It is mainly a children's meeting, although neighboring w o m e n attend and such villagers as are attracted l o and from their w a y to the market. T h e adult audience varies greally, from half-adozen to perhaps twenty or twenly-Iive at the most. T h e children's atlendance has been good thus far. T h i s meet ing has been conducted as a children's meeting, the chil dren being in majority. I have used the S.S. rolls, illustraled lessons of various kinds, motion songs, etc. I hone that in time w e can organize this meeting into a Sunday

I have as yet done no house to bouse visitation among the w o m e n in Khon Ken, but I hope lo start this w o r k on my return. H o w e v e r , during the lasl three months, groups of w o m e n from several villages have called on me from time to time and to Ihese I have carefully explained the Gospel. T h e s e w o m e n from the villages speak only the Laotian language. In speaking Siamese lo them 1 find there w i l l be about one word in ten w h i c h they d o nol understand. M y cook, w h o is Laotian, and w h o recently became a Christian, has been a greal help lo me when dealing wilh these w o m e n . I call him in when they conic lo visit me, and then he repeals what I have explained to them, in cases w h e r e Ihey do not understand. In listening lo him and l o them I have been able to check up and lo learn a few of the differences between the Laotian and Siamese. I hope this coming year lo increase my Laotian vocabulary so as to deal more effectively w i l h these w o m e n . My contacts w i l h Ihe L a o l i a n w o m e n have made il quite evident lo me thai Ihey will nol thus voluntarily call on me unless they have some intention of asking for financial aid. T h e y are nol interested in our religion. My husband has been making w e e k l y trips to a village for a number of months, and there sought lo gather the people together to hear the Gospel. T h e r e was one young man in the village w h o was interested and w h o had prayed. But the rest o f Ihe people were very indifferent, and il seemed impossible lo gel anyone lo listen except the one young man and bis family. F o r two months Mr. Voth did not go to this village as the young man was absent. One day half-a-dozen men from this same village called on us and said a lire had broken out in the village and half of Ibe homes and rice grauaries w e r e destroyed. Many of Ihem were destitute. W e took occasion to tell them lhat no doubt this had come lo Ihem because of their sin in continuing lo worship idols after they had oppor tunity to hear of the true and living G o d . Many of them

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nodded assent. Some o f them begged for money. W e lold them w e w e r e in the same position as the priests: w e were not engaged in commerce, ours w a s a spiritual min istry, we w e r e teaching religion, w o u l d they ask alms of their priests? O f course not 1 Scores of men came from this village, and to all w e explained the Gospel. And finally the w o m e n came, first by twos and then in larger groups. I painstakingly taught them the Gospel story, repeating it over and over to them. I trust that some light entered their hearts, and lhat w e may yet see these same villagers returning lo us for lbe sake of the Truth itself.
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During the last six months I believe there has been a slight, but at least perceptible change in the attitude of Ihe people towards us. 1 believe they are becoming used to our presence, and do nol regard us w i l h the same sus picion which they did on our arrival. At that time they seemed to fear us, thinking w e w e r e English or French spies. W e found il very difficult lo even hire people l o work for us. But n o w I have no difficulty. H o w e v e r , the official class, w h o have been in contact with Presbyterian Missions and w h o of course associate hospitals and schools with all missionary w o r k , are rather al a loss lo know w h y we are there, and sometimes frankly question us. W c arc very anxious to win the friendship and confi dence of the people, and are praying lhat God will s h o w us just in what w a y s this can be done. I want to praise God for His protection and care o v e r us the past two years. W e have all enjoyed good health and have had no need o f medical aid. T h i s is indeed a cause for thanksgiving, for such aid w o u l d be mosl diffi cult to get, inasmuch as six months of the year we w e r e eleven days travel b y ox-cart from the railway.

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Rev. G. E d w a r d Roffe of L u a n g P r a b a n g , Northern Laos, reported: p i l E period of time thai has elapsed since the conference * of 1,930 has seen a small, though real beginning of actual w o r k on our part a m o n g the L a o of Northern L a o s . On returning Iron: conference w e once more took up the study of the language...
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TRIP THROUGH THE LAO FIELD

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H o w e v e r , al the last moment liis plans wei e vimuj ed : nd we were asked to be al Vientiane lo meet Ihe new missionaries, help them get sellled, and accompany Mr. Jeffrey, al least part w a y , as interpreter on his trip through East Siam... W e accordingly set out downslrcain and arrived at Vientiane a day after our friends. It was indeed a happy moment, not only to meet our own people after being so many months alone, but above all lo greet our new colabourers,may God richly bless them. W h i l e Mrs. Bolle stayed at Vientiane I w e n l with M r . Jeffrey lo K h o n Ken and Ubon. On the return trip, w h i l e waiting for boat connections. I spent four days among the Swiss mission aries in Southern L a o s . . .
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their preaching and witnessing for nearly three months gave us just that religious and spiritual vocabulary which w e lacked and w h i c h is so hard lo get... As we w e r e sharing a farewell meal with Dr. and Mrs. Hugh T a y l o r of Nan. North Siam, w h o were passing through L u a n g Prabang, a telegram arrived from Vientiane stating thai our friends, the Grobbs, would soon, in spite of fears to the contrary, be on their w a y to spend Christmas with us. T h e y arrived, in fact, shortly before midnight, on Christ mas Day itself, and we spent two j o y o u s weeks together.
A NEED FOR T R A N S P O R T A T I O N FACILITIES

In the meantime Ihere had been quite a bit of corre spondence g o i n g back and forth between the Commissaire and me, and as a result in June, 1931, we received from the King of Luang Prabang a paper signed by him and ap proved by the Resident-Superior authorizing us lo do unlimited evangelistic w o r d throughout the realm. W e immediately started in a halting, stumbling w a y . to witness for the L o r d , with much discouragement front within as well as from without. As soon as w e received proper authorization we iminedially wrote to the Swiss Mission clinching what bail been a tentative negotiation. Consequently, late in August two of their men, although we had only asked for one, arrived to carry on evangelistic and COlportage w o r k . T h e y w o r k e d the district during the week and held regular Sunday morning services in our h o m e . A l l attempts to secure a suitable chapel utterly failed. W e carried on thus w i l h g o o d attendance until wc we were all down with dengue fever at once, and when we got hack to w o r k the interest w a s al an ebb and w e have never had good crowds since. T h e s e men left us sooner than they or w e had at fust expected, after being with us less than three months. T h e i r visit, w h i l e nol wonderfully fruitful in visible results, was o f the utmost benefit to us. Before Ihey came, our language, in relation to our w o r k , was almost at a standstill, but listening to

Both before and during the visit of the two colporteurs, w e experienced a great need of some means of transporta tion from village to village. Early in October, after much searching on our part, the Lord led us to buy a couple of very satisfactory horses, and w e feel that outradius of action is thus greatly enlarged. A small t w o wheeled cart w o u l d be of the greatest advantage in this work, as would also a couple of good pack saddles. These additions to our nrolling stock would soon pay for them selves in (he m o n e y saved through obviating the hire of coolies. An ordinary, fair-sized dug-out should be pro vided and fitted up to accommodate us while travelling from village to v i l l a g e .
V I L L A G E OF P O O T A I T R I B E S P E O P L E INTERESTED

T h e net results of the w o r k so far have been very f e w . Several villages in Ihe immediate neighborhood have been reached, each on several occasions. T w o men and one w o m a n have prayed and others have seemed interested, but in each case there has been a pecuniary or some other ulterior and disappointing m o t i v e . There is, however, one gleam of hope in Ibis picture. Near to town is a village of P o o T a i peoplenot Buddhists, but spirit worshippers. T h e chief of this village has several times visited our home and invited us to teach in his village. W e have gone there several times, and the interest is still high in spite of seeming ulterior motives on the part of the chief. W e are looking to the L o r d to save these people. Our firm belief, based partly on our

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own experience and nioslly on thai of the Presbyterian missionaries, is that Hie Gospel message will much m o r e readily find a w e l c o m e a m o n g the non-Buddhistic tribespeople of w h o m there are many dialects, such as Ihe H a w , the Miao, the L u , the Y a o , the Y u e n , the L o l o , the Kha M o o , the Kha-this the Kha-that, the P o o T a i , the T a i D u m , T a i K h a o , T a i Nua, etc., etc.
TRANSLATING GOSPEL LITERATURE INTO LAO

Morever, we will pray and labour lhal Ihe indispensable, aid may be forthcoming from a God-established;, Spiritenriched, soul-winning Church of Jesus Christ at Ihe earliest possible moment. A b o v e all, w e will j o y and rejoice in the Lord w h o has said, C h e e r up, I have o v e r c o m e the woiid.w M r s . Roffe r e p o r t e d : F T E R our return from conference, two years ago. our first task w a s to go back to our studies, and I was not a bit loathe lo d o Ibis for 1 wanted to get the language as quickly as possible.

W e w e r e strongly advised to start early on the task of getting Gospel literature into the language of our people, and although w e felt utterly unable to attempt this task for some years to come, bandicapped as we are by ignorance Of the language, w e made a start. Using the catechism in general use on this field as onr m o d e l , w e had the Christian prince, C b a o Souvannapbalom, make a first tranlation into L a o . T h i s was finished in February, 1930, and since then has been gone over several limes with our teacher and one of the colporteurs. An attempt has been made to avoid all high-sounding, confusing Siamese terms, and as a result the most competent, foreign authority on the religious tcrminolgy of the L a o language, M r . Audelat, has, w i l h a few minor suggestions as to change, given it his approval, after having carefully gone over the manuscript. H e unwittingly staled the truth when he said that il w a s in such good L a o idiom that he w a s convinced Ihat it w a s nol I w h o w r o t e it I A l r e a d y Ihis has been a great help to us in precisely and succinctly explaining many filings l o inquirers, and we are sure that it w i l l be o f great use and blessing in our w o r k as well as to the Swiss Brethren w h o have expressed a desire to use it. A s soon as possible w e w i l l have it printed, together w i t h an edition of Hie H e a r t tract, and a tract on the W a y of Salvation,)) both of w h i c h have been translated from the Siamese. W e see more and more the immensity of the lask w h i c h the L o r d , through this field conference, has put upon us. Our feeble efforts can never accomplish what is, humanly speaking, the impossible. W e are grateful to God for our co-labourers, and continue to pray the Lord of the Harvest to thrust forth labourers inlo this part of His harvest field.

PREPARING O W N LANGUAGE STUDY BOOKS

In September there came to our hands from the Commissuire a copy of a book c o m b i n i n g in itself a vocabulary list and some of the mosl difficult of grammar construc tions. T h i s book could not aspire to being called a gram mar in any sense of Ihe w o r d , but i l was belter than anything w e had yet seen, and as the man w h o loaned it told us it was out o f print, I decided to m a k e a copy of the vocabulary list and the g r a m m a r helps, pulling it inlo English as I did so, in order thai it would be of m o r e help to me. T h i s was not so difficult as onr EnglishFrench dictionary supplied the English words for the v o cabulary list, and my husband aided me in translating Hie sentences w h i c h explained Ihe grammar. Afler the book was translated there was Ihe lask of indexing it and this w a s the worsl aspect of the w o r k , but finally after almost three months il was finished Ihe last of N o v e m b e r w i l h a copy for the Grobbs.
MOVING INTO A .HIRED HOUSE*

Jusl about this time we found that a French family was leaving, and lhal Ihe house in w h i c h Ihey were living would be for rent. There were difficulties in the w a y o f gelling lliis house, and for a l i m e w e gave up hope, but at the last minute the L o r d worked things out for us and w e were able to move into this house on the 30th N o v e m b e r . Il was indeed wonderful to us to see the hand of the Lord in it all!..

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T h e c o m i n g of Hie I w o colporteur-evangelists in Sep tember gave us a chance lo begin our witnessing... After listening to them for a couple of months, I am n o w able to tell in a w a y thai I believe is comprehensible, about the love of Christ and how he died that all might be freed from sin. At this place I might say that I find the w o m e n and children very hard to reachwe have no chapel and they arc so very much afraid of c o m i n g lo the house. My o n l y w a y of reaching thein is lo g o lo their o w n homes. I tried for some time to get the children to come to the house, but all to no a v a i l o n e week four came, but were so scared that they slopped at the d o o r w a y . T w o o f these I have always considered very bold,they live near us and I have been able to compare them w i t h other L a o children, so you can imagine that the timid w i l l never come until w e can win Ihem over by love or until their parents are saved. Those four never came again, although w e invited them. I w o u l d like to get a class of w o m e n w h o w o u l d c o m e regularly to hear the Gospel explained, for the L a o w o m e n have been kept from all educational advantages and their minds are undeveloped and ignorant. O n e or t w o or even a dozen tellings of the Gospel is not going lo make it clear to them. Another hindrance is the absolute lack o f c u r i o s i t y o n the p a i l o f t h e L a o . N o t h i n g seems to m o v e them from Ibeir indifference I W h e n w e g o to Ihe villages and the message is given, no questions are askedtheir minds seem not to function. I have sat and explained Ihe Gospel lo a group of w o m e n only to be interrupted with some personal question, but almost never by any question relative lo the Gospel. Our L a o w o m e n need much prayer. A l m o s t none can read and write, so w e cannot even reach Ihem through the printed page except as their men folk might read aloud to them...
A CHRISTIAN PRINCE

requested prayer for many months for the Christian prince w h o bad left his non-Christian wife in the beginning o f 1930, asking you to pray God that he w o u l d see his sin in doing this and return to her. W e are rejoicing to be able to report that a month or t w o before w e left, he of his o w n accord made the overtures and returned to his wife, after telling Mr. Roffe a few months before that he w o u l d never return to her unless certain conditions were met by her relatives, but he went I iis.0 k unconditionally. Praise God w i t h us and pray that he shall c o m e oul and out for the L o r d and be a real power for God in Luang Prabang.
T E S T I N G S OF A C H R I S T M A S D A Y W I T N E S S

Although on the w h o l e the past t w o years seem to be barren of result, yet there were several things lhal have caused us l o praise God for His faithfulness and His an swers to prayer. A s a good many of you k n o w , we have

On Christinas Day, when w e went out to a neighboring village to meet the Grobbs w h o w e r e c o m i n g up to spend the holidays with us, God glorified Himself in a w a y that we trust will yet result in the salvation of many souls. W h i l e waiting, w e learned that a w o m a n was very sick in a nearby house, so we went in to sec her. W e found a young wife evidently unconscious and the w h o l e neigh borhood gathered about her. Just what was the matter with her we still d o not k n o w , but w e m a d e her as c o m fortable as possible and then asked her husband if w e might pray to God for her. He gave us permission so w e bowed in prayer before God asking H i m to glorify Himself in that borne by raising up the w o m a n . A l m o s t i m m e d i ately she opened her eyes and recognized her husband. W e stayed perhaps for an hour longer explaining theGospel, for this had given us an excellent opportunity. W e learned that the husband is a son of the third king of Luang Pra bang, and that the wife is also of royal birth. A few days later the news came to us Ihrough the Christian prince that the story w a s all o v e r the palace that this w o m a n had beeu prayed for by two missionaries from Vientiane, and that she had been saved from death. T h e y had nol seen us before, and they knew thai strangers came from Vientiane that day, so they naturally supposed that il w a s the Grobbs instead of us. H o w we did praise God for this testimony that got right into the king's circle 1 God's ways are nol our ways and h o w much higher above

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dialely searched for another, but without success. A t the end of a month the Lord opened up another house to us at the same rent, w h i c h was in many w a y s superior to the fust, and after another month w e w e r e sufficiently settled in it to consider study.
LANGUAGE STUDY

Great difficulty w a s experienced in locating a teacher. Due to the lack of dictionaries, a French speaking man was imperative, but such are hard to obtain as any native w h o speaks French is at once e m p l o y e d b y the govern ment. F i n a l l y a school teacher agreed to g i v e us as much of his spare lime as possible, and w e c o m m e n c e d , w o r k i n g before he went lo school, and on Thursdays. Progress has been slow and in the absence of any exams, w e cannot rate our o w n accomplishments... W i t h one exception when Mrs. Grobb was in bed for a week w i l h the dengue, w e have been in good health, for w h i c h we praise God.
THE FIRST CONVERSION

R e n t e d M i s s i o n H o u s e in V i e n t i a n e

R e v . F r a n k l i n G. G r o b b of V i e n t i a n e , r e p o r t e d : <Now he lhal minhlerelh seed lo Ihe sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed soutn, and increase Ihe fruits of your righteousness, being enriched in every thing to all bounlifulness, which causelh through us thanksgiving lo God II Cor. 9: 10. T T has been just one y e a r and eight months since w e * landed in I n d o - C h i n a . On a r r i v i n g in Saigon w c w e r e informed lhal w e w o u l d not proceed directly to L a o s but stay for a certain l i m e in T o u r a n e , for reasons of w h i c h conference is already a w a r e . T h e four m o n t h s passed there w e r e not lost h o w e v e r , for a slight k n o w l e d g e of A n n a m e s e was gained w h i c h has since proven very useful.
HIRING A HOUSE IN VIENTIANE

On February 17, 1931, accompanied by the c h a i r m a n , w e arived in V i e n t i a n e . A small t w o r o o m e d house had been secured, bul Mr. Jeffrey w a s nol satisfied and i m m e -

A b o v e all things w e praise God for answered prayer in the life of our c o o k . F o r many mouths before going to L a o s w e committed the matter o f servants lo G o d , and shortly after our arrival w e obtained the one w h o is still with us. T h o u g h hy no means a genius, he has the one great quality o f fidelity. H o w much more d i d w e rejoice when shortly before Christinas, he came to me and asked to b e c o m e a Christian. Our hearts overflowed with j o y at this evidence of God's w o r k i n g : certainly it had not been ours. W i l h stumbling w o r d s , for I had had no opportunity to learn a religious vocabulary, I sought to explain to him the plan o f salvation, and in a most halting manner, prayed my first prayer in Laotian. But God heard, and we rejoice that from that day the c o o k has shown continued and increasing interest in the Bible and in God. Many is the night, when all else is quiet, w e have beard his voice reading the Scripture, praying, or trying to sing the h y m n s w e h a v e endeavoured lo teach liiin. A couple of other L a o have prayed, but shown no sign of continued interest.

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T h e r e has been one oilier phase of activity this year. T h e d a y . w e arrived in Vientiane w e met a young A n n a m ese j e w e l l e r and his wife w h o had been baptized in Cochinchina. T h e s e t w o , alone in an un-Chrisiian city, had remained true to the L o r d , and active in testmony. Be fore M r . .leffrey Jell, he had brought a group of other Annamese, mostly j e w e l l e r s , lo the house, and the lirst of many meetings took place then and Ihere. F o r six months informal meetings w e r e lield in our house, w i t h this young Christian expounding the Scriptures. T h e s e w e b e l i e v e were quite fruitful. One fairly wealthy j e w e l i e r and his wife accepted Christ, put a w a y their idols, and ceased d r i n k i n g and c h e w i n g betel nut. with no word from me. T e n months ago, Ngd-vau-Lai, an undergraduate evangelist ar rived, aud he was installed in a nice litlle chapel on the market place. Authorization w a s obtained, and here he has preached regularly, at first to c r o w d s . T h e e n e m y of our souls has of course stirred up trouble and depleted the numbers, bul the preaching of Hie w o r d continues. O v e r thirty have prayed, and large quantities of Gospel poitlons, Bibles and tracts s o l d . W e praise God for the p r i v i l e g e o f service w h i c h we have had the the past year, and ask your prayers for the help of God in language study and in the w o r k throughout the year to c o m e . Mrs. Grobb reported : l will bless Ihe Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouthu A S I write this report this wonderful 34lh Psalm keeps ringing in m y heart. During the past year a u d a half J have had the opportunity to prove a g o o d many of God's promises, and I can praise Ihe L o r d with Ihe psalmist that w h e n this poor man cried, the L o r d heard him and saved h i m out of all his troubles.*
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interesting side of missionary w o r k . In order lo procure Laotian servants I had to take coolies and train them entirely myself. Y o u can imagine thai much time was lost as they k n e w not one w o r d of French and I not one of L a o t i a n . 1 learned to talk better w i l h my hands than with my mouth during those first months at Vientiane. After m o v i n g to our present house over a month was spent cleaning out bed bugs and betel nut stains left by the former tenants, a Laotian dancing troupe of thirty people. At this lime we found a language teacher and commenced our struggle w i l h Ihe language. On our arrival in Vientiane Annamese work w a s started, and meetings w e r e held regularly twice a w e e k . During the first few months nine professed salvation. From February unlil August when Ihe evangelist came, almost every evening w e w e r e visited by French speaking A n n a m ese enquirers, w h o sometimes spent the w h o l e evening asking questions. After the arrival of the evangelist w e gave the w o r k o v e r to h i m so that w e w o u l d have more time for Laotian study. H o w e v e r we h a v e continued visiting the Christians, and always attend at least one service a week al the chapel.
T R A V E L L I N G OVER THE FIELD

W e praise God for the trip we w e r e enabled to take to Luang Prabang at Christmas time. Going up by land, as we did, we had a fine opportunity to see part of the field w h i c h is our task to evangelize. W e travelled one hundred miles by bus and t w o days by horse before w e came to the boundaries o f L u a n g Prabang province. Our hearts ached as we realized that this was but a bird's e3'e view of our Held, bul w e believe that the God w h o heard and worked in David's lime is still able for this great task, so w e rejoice in H i m and by faith see souls praising His name up there in L a o s .

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Haiphong in 1928 w e have earnestly prayed and sought for a more suitable chapel, but it was not until January of this year that the answer came. It far exceeded our fondest h o p e s ! T h e former chapel, w h i l e in a strategic position, was right on the street. In some w a y s this was g o o d , but on the olhcr band Ihe riff-raff dropped in loo easily and very often hindered those w h o were genuinely interested. T h e present location is ideal, being an old d w e l l i n g set back from the street. Alterations have been made within and without, giving the appearance of a regular church. T h e r e is splendid seating a c c o m m o d a t i o n , and plenty of room for gatherings such as w e w o u l d have at P r a y e r Conference. W e thank God for this new chapel and for the large increase in attendance and number of enquirers.
THE G O S P E L IN N E W PROVINCES

Press Room of the Hanoi Gospel Press. Over 9.000.000 pages were printed during 1831

R e v . a n d M r s . H. C. S m i t h o f H a i p h o n g , Easter-n T o n k i n , r e p o r t e d : (The Lord hath done (neat things for us, where of we are glad.u ' P t ) recount all the blessings since last we met in con* fcrencc w o u l d be an impossible task, for Ihey have indeed been manifold. Great advances have been made in hilhertoclosed districts; tight bouses have been establish ed, and the witness given in many towns and villages where not a ray of Truth had penetrated until a few months a g o . W e cannot we long for, precious Seed w e shall reap report large numbers of conversions such as bul w e can report a steady s o w i n g of Ihe ami a firm conviction lhat in God's o w n time a bounteous harvest in T o n k i n .
N E W AND LARGER PREACHING CHAPEL

Haiphong has been signally blessed o f God recently. O u r hearts are o v e r f l o w i n g w i l h gratitude for the acquisi tion of a splendid n e w chapel. E v e r since our return to

Quang-Yen has been faithfully w o r k e d by the native evangelist. H e is the slow but steady type, and has by prayer and consistent living w o n the hearts of the people. It has been a real inspiration to us to see h o w he prayerfully goes ahead breaking d o w n opposition and winning his way into homes where at first he was decidedly unwelcome. Some of you may remember that this outstation is the one where the local Resident assured us w e w o u l d never have a chapel nor w o u l d we get any converts. T w o have already been baptized and five others are ready. O n e man, an opium addict, afler repeated attempts (and failures) in his own strength t o g i v e up the drug, lias finally been completely delivered through the power of God. Hai-duong is perhaps the most discouraging place in the district, and at the same time, I believe, the most difficult T h e one encouraging feature of this work is the fact lhat the few Christians have remained true in spite of all opposition and difficulty. W e believe God will yet w o r k iu Ibis centre w h i c h is so populous and so needy. Ninh-giang was opened in M a y , 1931. F r o m the begin ning of this w o r k crowds attended Ihe chapel and a large number professed conversion. I believe a great many o f these were really saved or at any rate very near the Kingdon, but as w e all know, one of our greatest handicaps

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in the w o r k is the lack of co-operation on the part of the preachers' w i v e s . T h i s w o r k has been seriously hindered by the aforesaid handicap, but w e believe that w i l h a chauge of w o r k e r s many of those w h o were interested can be w o n for the L o r d . Kien-an has had no resident preacher, though for the past few months a colporteur has been occupying the chapel and sowing the Seed by distribution of the W o r d . T h e Haiphong w o r k e r has conducted t w o weekly meetings at this place. T h e r e are at least a score of truly converted. A good deal of opposition and petty persecution is met with, and in some cases the local authorities have succeed ed in instilling fear into the hearts of enquirers. O n e of our baptized Christians for a t i m e backslid, bul lbe Lord answered prayer and brought him back again. W e need lo pray for these babes in Christ, and for the right kind of workers to lead them on in the k n o w l e d g e o f the W o r d .
GOD'S P O W E R T O H E A L

T w o years ago w e had only one little chapel in Southern T o n k i n ( N a m d i n h ) . N o w w e have three. W e had only one native evangelist, n o w w e have three preachers and one colporter. W e had three baptised Christians, n o w w e have thirty-five with an equal number of candidates. T h i s is not much when w e think of the thousands of souls w h o have not yet heard, but il means that something has been done, we are m o v i n g forward, and as we long to see souls saved we k n o w w e shall he satisfied.)) A year ago Pastor T i e p came to N a m d i n h for t w o weeks of special meetings. T h e first night was cold and rainy, very few people out. W e met for prayer, rather disappoint ed, for 500 invitation cards had been distributed. Fach one searched his heart, and the L o r d wonderfully answered. T h e next day the hall was full and every night many had to g o h o m e for lack of r o o m . A s a direct result one of our Christians decided to offer his house in his country village for meetings. T h e friends stood all the expenses, and for a year we have had regular meetings there. W e have 11 baptised Christians from that village. T h e y now plan to have a little church of their o w n . Bul h o w sad lhat so many turn back, like Demas of o l d , because of love for the present w o r l d .
THAIBINH A N D NINHBINH PROVINCES OPENED

In closing I w o u l d like to mention the healing of one of lbe Haiphong w o m e n . W h e n I returned from H o n g k o n g I found this w o m a n at death's d o o r . H u m a n l y speaking there was no hope for her, but after being anointed and prayed w i t h she was completely restored, and n o w testifies o f God's p o w e r to heal as well as to save. W i l l you not j o i n us in praise to God for the speedy d e v e l o p m e n t o f the w o r k in the district, and also pray lhal greater things shall he done for the honor and glory of o u r Blessed R e d e e m e r . R e v . dean Fune of Namclinh. Southern T o n k i n and N o r t h e r n A n n a m . r e p o r t e d : T T seems a long time since w e met together, and yet * Ihese t w o years have passed like a l a l c lhal is told.* The days have come and gone even as so many waves of the grace of God coming to flood the life of His children w i t h untold blessings. Great is His goodness, great His love, and wonderful His presence. A s for me, I w i l l behold T h y face in righteousness, I shall be satisfied when 1 awake in thy likeness. ( P s . 17 : 15).

T h a i b i n h has been opened last June, jnst a year ago. Mr. T i e p has laboured faithfully, and took his w o r k to heart. He is a real success as far as attracting the c r o w d s . His beautiful little chapel is often packed to capacity; and one can see, sitting l o hear, people from all classes. T h e well-to-do, the big folks, think it an honour to c o m e once in a w h i l e . T h e chapel itself was fixed by one ofthe local rich men. H e spent almost as much iu repairs as the three years' rent w i l l give him ! Is it not strange how God uses unbelieving men to serve His people and his purpose ? Cannot they see God's grace? Cannot they be saved? Indeed God has a mysterious w a y His wonders to perform ! A l Ihe beginning it seemed that w e should have some thing like a mass movement, hundreds prayed from the

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city and the country, village chiefs prayed and promised lo bring Ibeir w h o l e villages, bul w e soon discovered interested motives, desiring our help. W e prayed that God w o u l d make the selection. Alter hesitating long we al last decided to have the first baptism service, and we bad the j o y to witness nine souls confess their faith in Jesus by immersion on the first Sunday of May. N i n b b i n h was opened last N o v e m b e r . And by God's grace w e see there (5 or 7 men and w o m e n paying Ihe cost of being true. T h e winter has been bard. For three months it seems that there w a s very little interest, but with the spring life has come again.
NORTHERN ANNAM

Let us n o w f o l l o w our road toward the South, and c o m e to what had been previously M r . R. M . Jackson's district. T h i s has been the most encouraging of a l l . Mr. A p has done a wonderful w o r k . W h a t surprises me is lhal one-third of the p r a y e d for are slauding true. It is the best average I have seen so far. T h e r e are openings in the country too. M r . A p knows tbe people, and he is known and l o v e d . T w e l v e converts w e r e baptised since Mr. Jackson left for furlough.
RENTING A N E W PREACHING CHAPEL IN THANHHOA

T h e last wonderful w o r k God has done for US is concerning our chapel in T h a n h h o a . Our old one had been l o o small f o r a long time, and we looked e v e r y w h e r e for a place, but in vain. Suddenly the Lord opened the w a y . A four-room French house heretofore occupied by Ihe Bunque Franco-Chinoise, was for rent. T h e r e was one big room jusl suitable for meetings, and with a few repairs it would make a nice chapel. Rut it belonged l o a man w h o has a bad reputation as landlord ! I went to see him in Haiphong, and had the good chance to explain the Gospel to him for nearly two hours. Finally he asked me f o r a Rible. T h e n he said : W e l l , h o w much do you offer for thai h o u s e ? T h c right price is $200 a year, and it is all I can give y o u . N o use to talk, we cannot agree. T h e n the son, w h o is in charge of affairs, came in. H e came d o w n half his price ($300). ('Impossible.)) Y o u come

back in two days and w e w i l l give you our answer.)) I was there on l i m e , and got Ihe house for $240 ! T h e r e was the question of repairs. H e w o u l d not do i l , but gave all the fixtures tbp bank bad made in order to p a y for them. I agreed, went straight to T h a n h h o a , made an estimate, and sent il for his approval. He answered, giving a month's rent f r e e w i t h o u t b e i n g s o l i c i t e d ! Again I s a w G o d using that w i c k e d man, for he is known as such, to serve his purpose. N o w let us go to Caudong. T h e preacher, Mr. T i e u , is half under the Mission and half under Ihe Bible Society. On account of Communist propaganda it bas been very hard for two years. One man had said that the house of anyone following the doctrine w o u l d be burnt. Another day three, men came in w i l h a big iron bar w i l h a view o f doing harm to the preacher, but be talked quietly to them so long that they wcnl h o m e without doing anything ! T o d a y w e see an awakening. About twenty have prayed, and I really think the harvest time has c o m e . T h e y are planning on putting up a lillle chapel of their o w n . T h e ground offered is a fine spot, and from many villages around thev w i l l be able to gather for w o r s h i p . Before closing I would plead again for Hanam for which w e already have authorisation. T h e last Committee meet ing consented lo open w o r k , bul financial shortages m a k e it difficult. Let us not forget that there are nearly half a million souls in that province. A l s o we need to make a special effort to reach the innumerable villages of the coun try. Pray that all needs be supplied for Ihis pioneer w o r k . It has also been my privilege for this year, during the absence of Paslor Calas, to supply the Hanoi and Haiphong pulpits in the French churches. Il bas been good to m a k e acquaintance with the French Protestants, and some h a v e been a real help in time o f trouble. As a return the French church has paid for one station's expenses (45$ a m o n t h ) to the Mission. I delight to do thy w i l l . . . There is nothing hard for Jesus.. N o , nothing hard for H i m to d o , and nothing lhal i.s hard to do for H i m . Even alone on a station is not hard because of H i m . ol behold T h y face...and I am satisfied...

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day wilh the evangelists in one o f the four provinces, preaching in the regular services, giving communion, and visiting converts and others. R e m e m b e r i n g that w e are in the beginning of things, w e are not easily discouraged even when at times the only ones at the Sunday morning service have been the evangelist and his w i f e . T h e monthly gatherings of Ihe workers in Hanoi for prayer antl consul tation have been much blessed. There have been some striking conversions from among the three score or more baptisms of lO.'il, but Ihese have already been mentioned in reports and elsewhere. It has been a real lest to stand in prayer for several opium smokers and help pull them through the terrible struggles with the evil one, hut hallelujah, w e k n o w of at least I w o cases w h e r e Jesus has been V i c t o r l T h e r e has been opposition in a most subtle w a y , the houses o f t h e converts in many cases having been visited, books confiscated, and overt threats made. Just al this time Sontay needs our prayers along this line.
LITERARY WORK

R e v . a n d M r s . W m . C. C a d m a n of H a n o i , Central T o n k i n , r e p o r t e d : S I begin this report the thought occurs tIml this is m y twentieth Conference on the Held. H o w time dues fly ! T h e passing of lime reveals increasingly Ihe fact that the Lord's g o o d hand of love is upon us and our w o r k ! Therefore, although the days present new problems, the development of the w o r k new difficulties, yet we dare not falter, bul trusting in our God go forward courageously, ever seeking to accomplish new exploits for His g l o r y .
EXTENDING EVANGELISTIC EFFORT

T h e r e has been a most encouraging development of the work in Central T o n k i n , and today wc have work in four provinces: Hadong, Bacninh, Sontay, and Hiuigyen. L a c k f money hinders the opening of other populous provinces. As hitherto, the soul-saving work has been steadily going forward, bul our part has been comparatively small. W e have been responsible for t w o evening meetings w e e k l y in Hanoi. On Sundays our custom is to spend the w h o l e
NoteiAbove Is n adaptation of a -Pace, cartoon used In the Annamese Bible Magailne. nWithout salvation, clvl Illation only adds to the burden of life.

Apart from the T h a n h - K i n h Rao, the Annamese Bible Monthly, wc have nol been able lo d o much advance w o r k . But it has been a real pleasure to w o r k on this Magazine: preparing the material, going o v e r articles, etc. A s the days g o by so w e are gelling material together for future issues, and the w o r k g r o w s much easier. T h i s year I have ceased doing nil the typing myself, n o w having a young man w h o does excellent w o r k in attending to Ihe Annamese accounts, correspondence, tapping off mss., etc. It has been encouraging to see h o w the native brethren are progressing along literary lines, and I pray that in years to come there w i l l be a score of native brelhcn able to supply necessary and suitable material for Ihe Bible Magazine. Bul we w o u l d also like to encourage the mis sionaries along this l i n e !
SEVERE AND STRICT RELIGIOUS CENSORSHIP

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censorship is being used along religious lines, it evidently having been determined that in print one religion shall not disparage another. 1 have brought samples of the recent censorship to the conference, and i l w i l l be seen lhal no reference to the beliefs or practices of other religions will he passed at this time. O w i n g to the censor five of our best sellers have been temporarily suspended as far as T o n k i n is concerned, bul w e hope to get lime to work o v e r these, put n e w titles on them, and try and pass the censor successfully.
P U B L I C A T I O N OF BIBLE MAGAZINE, ETC.

Finances are causing real concern, being no financial supporters of the press w e w o u l d ask our fellow missionaries operation and prayer for the continuance ministry of the Hanoi Press.

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Mrs. H . H o m e r - D i x o n of the capital city. Hanoi, r e p o r t e d : " V f l N E V E H , that g r e a ! c i t y . . . N i n e v e h , thatgreatcify.. these are the words that ring in my ears and beat in my heart conlinually as 1 pass back and forlh through Ihe streets of that great northern city to which God has so definitely called me. But it is not Nineveh and I am not a Jonah, so there is no greal sensational revival lo report. T h e r e has been much faithful seed-sowing, but there are few signs of harvest. My w o r k has been very c o m m o n p l a c e , but intensely joyful, for there has been the witness o f the Spiril l o His approval, and lhal is all that counts.
PREACHING IN T H R E E S T R E E T C H A P E L S IN HANOI

In 1931 there w e r e 8fi2 paid subs, lor the Bible Magazine. T h i s year there are around 1,250,9 fifty p e r c e n t , increase. Being a good menns of propaganda, Ihe press has been w i l l i n g to lose heavily on this magazine, the loss this year being al leas! one thousand piastres. If w e could double the subscriptions half of this loss w o u l d disappear, and if trebled the magazine w o u l d about pay. T h e r e f o r e we ask y o u r prayers and help in getting subscribers. Our native brethren arc doing most nonly and are taking g r e a l interest. T h e press has recently printed 50,000 Annamese Gospel portions in a more attractive size and style, and il is hoped there w i l l be increased sales. A l s o mss. is being prepared of the Gospels of John and Mark in the old A n n a m e s e colloquial characters, and 10.000 of each are to be printed as a trial. Cambodian Exodus has been printed, and Proverbs and P s a l m s are ready for press. O w i n g to the financial depression there has been a big falling a w a y in the sales of Ihe regular press literature.
LAO OLD TESTAMENT

M . Audetat and bis wife are in Hanoi correcting the press proofs of the L a o Old Testament. T h e y reckon to finish the O l d Testament by the end of September. Also the Laos brethren have ascertained lhal in North L a o s it will be necessary to add n e w characters so as to make the reading easier. T h e cosl of having the matrices made will he 350piastres. Shall w e not make this a mailer of prayer, the press finances not permitting of the press financing the purchase from present funds.

A s you all k n o w , the church in Hanoi is self-supporting and self-governing, so naturally that is entirely separate from my w o r k . W e have nothing to d o wilh each othei except Ihe interchange of mutual courtesies, and a very precious fellowship in the L o r d . I teach one o f t h e classes in the Sunday School and sometimes in the pastor's absence, al his request, teach the Bible Class. But there it ends. In return for this liltle service he preaches w e e k l y in each of my three little chapels. O f course all Ihe souls converted in these three chapels automatically belong to the church, and are added to the flock under the native pastor's care. I have rented shops at three very w i d e l y separated parts of the great city, and w e have sixteen or seventeen services w e e k l y divided among these three places. I deeply regret thai we cannot have m o r e services, because one can a l w a y s get a goodly audience, mostly composed of passers-by and strangers w h o have never heard the Gospel before. Except in winter we have an apparently unlimited supply of visi tors. W i t h our present limited force, we cannot possibly

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have more services; therefore it remains to pray that God will multiply the results of these w h i c h we do h o l d . A great deal of my happiest w o r k has been among the children, for about half of our weekly services are for the younger ones, and w h i l e the influence of heathen homes is very strong, yel some of the children show the trans forming effect of grace. W e have perfectly glorious times together, and I am simply longing to meet them again! Some of them have m a d e extraordinary progress in Hible study, nnd for each exam, ( h e l d every three months), 1 have typed lists of some fifty or sixty questions each time, anil about lifleen children h a v e given o v e r 95/ correct answers (these children being from heathen homes, w i l h no previous Christian training w h a t e v e r ) .
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T h e seed-sowing has taken many forms. Friends have sent me a large number o l S.S. picture c a r d s ; 1 write short, clear I'.l.spcl messages, with Ihe addresses of our Ihree ( i p e l balls and the church ami the hours of the meetings; these messages are printed and pasted on the hacks of Ihe cards, and they are distributed far and w i d e . Have also bought twelve hundred fans this summer ( t w o hundred for a piastre fifty), and have a nicely printed notice of our meetings pasted on thein; these fans are then distributed in the meetings, nnd make up for the lack of electric, or ceiling fans ( y o u all know Ihe heat in a packed meeting when a Hanoi summer is in full s w i n g ) . These fans are carried home, and advertise the Gospel meetings in many homes which never knew there was such a thing as H o i T i n - L i m b .
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H a v e also been able to help a few Christian young women by having them to live in my homesomewhat crowded lo be sure I T h e y are preparing to g o to Bible School w h e n old enough ( a n d also there are some w h o cannot g o , and w i l l simply be the wives of leading church m e m b e r s ) . Have taught them to sew and mend, make their o w n clothes, knit and crochet; also given Ihem N e w Testament history, Old Testament outlines, prophecy, prayer, Bible, geography, a little of the three R's, and so o n . I teach them every morning from eight till eleven and prepare work to keep them hard at w o r k all afternoon. T h e course lasts four months, and the girls are keenly enthusiastic, and I have many more applicants waiting for my return. Nothing draws a Hanoi c r o w d more quickly than good music, so as 1 cannot be in all three chapels at once, I have taught some young students to play, and have about fifteen music pupils w h o have m a d e excellent progress, and can play practically any h y m n in the hymn book (mostly octaves, as a Hanoi c r o w d does not easily follow a tune w i t h parts). Have just finished a lillle book in Annamese which explains all the musical signs of the hymn-book, and if carefully followed is supposed to teach one to play the organ without the presence of a teacher I !

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES !

I suppose in a report it is necessary lo refer lo one's personal activities ( I b i s is my first report to Conference anyhow ! ) . I may simply slate that in what seems to me a miraculous w a y God called me lo Hanoi, and has given me an immeasureable burden for its vast multitudes. I thank Him every day of my life for this amazing field of service, and pray He will make me useful lo H i m lo the uttermost of His w i l l . In regard lo language study, have finished Ihe obliga tory Mission language course, bul intend to continue studying; am also taking the Government language course so as to become really conversant with popular, everyday. Tonkinese. II is not necessary l o mention visitation aud receiving of enquirers, for that falls to the lot of every missionary, as well as the care of the sick, and being ^general servant" lo all and sundry. I have also the H o a Tain H o i " ( F l o w e r y Hearl Society), w i l h Ihe names of about .Slili Christian children enrolled, in connection with the child ren's section o f t h e Auuainese Bible Magazine. T h e future of Ihe Hanoi w o r k is great, but we lack workers. Pray that God will send forth many Spirit-tilled Tonkinese workers into " H a n o i , thai greal c i l y . . .

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