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THE TIBETAN CHRISTIAN

News Organ of Christian Mission Work for Tibetans
VOL. VIM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — MAY, 1941
No. 3
Interesting Diary Of Thirty-
Day Journey To Philippines
Mr. Newland Sends Day By Day
Account of Experiences on Trip to Cebu
Newlands, Carlsons Locate
In Southern Philippines
Find Great Opportunity on Island of Cebu
"Christians Only" Unheard of By Millions
Feb. 22—Saturday—sailed 11:25 A.M.—
belligerent Norwegian freighter Pleasantvllle
"blackout" in straight run Manila, Cebu,
Hongkong, Singapore, return—cargo mostly
flour, potatoes, canned goods, other food
stuffs for hungry Orient—cabins for 12 pas
sengers—all taken—our party seven—others
Jewish couple, American Manila couple,
single young woman—sea rolling moderately
—all passengers (except Neal George, Marcus
Rcbinus)' a little "woozy"—like swift ascent
in elevator—large group friends bade us
goodbye in downpour of rain—a journey for
God—when shall we meet again?
Feb. 23—"Blackout" experience is strange at
night—no outside lights—portholes covered
tar-paper—a "ghost" slinking darkly, silently
thru world of water—under sealed orders
"free" Norwegian govt. in London—line has
lost four ships to German raiders—none on
Manila run—passengers will not be given
usual noon reading ship's location—ship's
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Weary and hungry, Magellan and his crewmen
arrived at Cebu on April 7, 1521, more than
nineteen months after leaving Spain, "on the
greatest voyage
ever undertak
en by ma n."
Unfortunate ly,
Magellan tar
ried to help the
Cebuans fight
the islanders of
Mactan, (see
map), and in
the warfare was
killed. Thus,
not Magellan, but Elcano, led the brave remnant
on to complete the first circumnavigation of
the globe, a journey which cost the lives of
all but 18 of the original 234 men, and re
quired nearly three full years. In this building
near the heart of Cebu is sheltered a large
cross, which, it is claimd, Magellan placed on
his arrival here.
WE NEED AND FIND A FRIEND
We want to assure our friends that landing
on an island of the southern Philippines,
in a city of one hundred thousand strange
brown people, of strange customs, and, for
the most part, a strange language—and to
set about the establishment of a home among
them, is something of an experience. But
to attempt to do this without the help of a
single friend, or the acquaintance of a single
soul—well, this has its problems, to say the
least.
Of course, we knew there would be a few
white people (American, Spanish, British,
German) in Cebu, but also that they largely
would be businessmen looking for dollars,
not opportunities to assist unknown mis
sionaries, we may add, frequently do not fit
in very well: don't drink, don't sweai*, don't
dance, can't even provide a fourth hand
at bridge, and, if you get too friendly, may
even want you to go to church. Better just
be polite, courteous, and let it go at that.
It thus follows that foreign businessmen
in the Orient who really take an interest in
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All our readers will be interested in the
announcement that the Newlands and Carl
sons have chosen the southern Philippines
as a region in which to work for Christ
during the coming months—or, it may be,
years. Prevented, for the time being, from
returning to their work among the Tibetans,
they have, nevertheless, determined to con
tinue foreign missionary work, and are mak
ing a beginning on the island of Cebu, in
the southern Philippines. It would seem
that they could scarcely have chosen a field
where the need was greater, or where our
brotherhood should feel a greater responsi
bility, for they write,
"We have been astonished at the tremen
dous opportunity that lies before us here in
the southern Philippines: Millions of people,
large towns and cities, innumerable villages,
asphalt roads, electricity, schools and col
leges, an occasional airplane overhead, under
the American flag for nearly half a cen
tury—and yet, with the exception of a be
ginning work by a native evangelist on one
neighboring island, a New Testament con-
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Map of Island of Cebu and Environs
Newlands and Carlsons write, "We have been
astonished . . . millions of people, large towns
and cities, innumerable villages, asphalt roads,
electricity, schools and colleges . . . under the
American flag for near half a century—and
yet, with the exception of a beginning work
by a native evangelist on one neighboring is
land, a New Testament congregation of 'Chris
tians only' is entirely unknown among them."
(See article, "Newlands, Carlsons Locate in
Southern Philippines.)
WANTED; VOLUNTEERS
The Tibetan Christian Mission is very de
sirous of hearing at once from young people
who have dedicated, or who are willing to
dedicate, their lives to foreign Christian mis
sionary service. This mission has definitely
undertaken missionary work in two great
needy fields. Tibet and the southern Philip
pines, and we desire to contact volunteers for
service in both.
At the present moment our need is great
est for two couples to volunteer to serve
Christ here in the Philippines, and we should
be pleased to hear at once from young people
who can meet the following requirements:
(1) between the ages of 22 and 29, (2) mar
ried or engaged to be married, (3) have com
pleted, or will soon be completing, four years
of Bible College' preparation (desii'able, but
not essential in case of young women), and
(4) without serious health handicaps.
We cannot over-emphasize the need for
consecrated, trained, loyal young folks to
volunteer to serve Christ in great needy,
heathen, idol-worshiping parts of the world.
This mission is constantly looking for the
right kind of young people. We invite all
who are interested to read our "Letter to
Volunteers" which appears on page four oi
this issue.
lEB!
Cebu's port is a busy one. Though off the
route of the great passenger liners, nevertheless
the freighters of all nations come here to load
copra (dried meat of the cocoanut), hemp and
sugar.
LIVING IN THE OTHER HALF
By Ray Carlson
After having lived in the city of Chicago
most of my life, I have been looking forward
to a new kind of living on the mission field.
While life here in the Philippines is not of
so primitive a type as that which we will
probably find when we can go on to Tibet,
nevertheless it is quite different, and in
teresting enough to write about.
Here in Cebu our two families have been
fortunate enough (in a remarkably short
time due to one Mr. Giberson) to rent houses
side by side just across from the Cebu
American School conducted by two American
teachers for a score or more of foreign chil
dren here. We are on an important main
road leading out of the city and about a
half mile from the capitol building of the
province of Cebu. We have rented houses
where foreigners have lived before, and while
they are quite different from the bamboo
and thatched homes of the average Filipino
you will be interested in them. They are,
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WHEN SENDING GIFTS:
For the Carlsons, send to
Mrs. E. S. Carlson
4446 Kasson, Chicago, 111., or
The Forwarding Secretary
The Tibetan Christian Mission:
4SS W. S7th St., Los Angeles
For the Ncwlands, send to
Mrs. Neal Loveil
(Mr. Newland's sister)
1105 E. Randolph, Enid, Okla., or
The Forwarding Secretary
Tibetan Christian Mission
455 W. S7th St., Los Angeles
IT IS OUR CONSIDERED
JUDGMENT"
A proper characterization of the work oi
the Newlands and Carlsons is found in the
simple statement that "we are still The Tibet
an Christian Mission temporarily at work in
the southern Philippines." Locally in the
Philippines (and later, in America, if our stay
is prolonged) we rather plan to make use of
the title, "The Cebu Christian Mission."
While we will be prepared to leave for our
stations on the Tibetan border whenever the
opportunity presents itself, still, if God blesses
our efforts here, and we succeed in estab
lishing a mission work, then both, at least,
of our families will not leave until we have
made some provision for its ongoing. Be
cause we are far removed (about 400 miles
by sea) from Manila brethren this means
that new missionaries will be needed, and
we have already begun a search for capable
trained, consecrated and loyal volunteers.
Please pray with us that they may be found.
Again, we want to say that in supporting
this new mission work all our friends should
understand clearly that, for the present at
least, your support is working for Christ in
the Philippines rather than on the Tibetan
border. We want you to feel free to make
a change in your suppoi-t if you wish, but
perhaps it would be well to point out that
to continue the support of the Carlsons and
ourselves as heretofore will injure no one,
whereas to do otherwise will not only injure
our present endeavor to plant New Testa
ment churches of Christ in a great area of
the southern Philippines, but will also great
ly hinder our plan to take up our work
again in Tibet when the opportunity arrives.
For these reasons it is our considered judg
ment that it will be best for all concerned.,
in both these great needy fields, for all pres
ent supporters to continue their support as
THE TIBETAN CHRISTIAN
heretofore—but, we repeat, we want you to
feel perfectly fi*ee to do as you wish in this
matter.
We have gone forth in response to that
incessant "Go" that keeps ringing in our
cars. These are not times to disobey and
.stay at home. A great door of opportunity
is before us. It will open to those of faith
and courage. With your help we are de
termined to enter in.
IMPORTANT NOTICE!
It is planned that the next issue of The
Tibetan Christian shall be mailed out under
a Second-class Permit which will enable us
to make an annual saving in postage of
probably not less than one hundred dollars.
We earnestly request that all those who wish
to continue to receive the paper, and who
have not made a contribution to the work
of the Newlands and Carlsons during the
past year, please not to neglect sending in
the small subscription price asked for. Better
do it now, before you forget.
The Tibetan Christian is growing in size
and circulation. It is far more than a
mission news-sheet. Because of its growth
and circulation it behooves us to secure the
second-class permit, but we do not, on that
account, wish anyone to miss a single issue.
Seal a coin in an envelope and mail it in
to Los Angeles today.
tion is their policy of extending a welcome
to missionaries supported in the direct and
personal manner. It was the writer's privil
ege last year to address the convention no
less than five times, as did also Bro. James
McCallum of China, missionary of the Society
and native son of Oregon. The program was
so arranged that we alternated with addresses
each afternoon and night of the five days
of the convention.
This year the convention committee has
taken still another step in that it has official
ly extended an invitation for direct-support
missionaries to plan a missionary display.
Bro. E. H, Chamberlain, pastor at Newberg,
is serving as chairman to arrange for this.
Urging cooperation, Bro. M. B. Madden, of
Japan, who is now making his home in Ore
gon, writes, "I have assured him that we
will help all we can, and I am sure we shall
have a fine exhibit."
Of course, a great deal of admiration is
due Bro. C. F. Swander, state secretary. The
Oregon brethren hold an election annually
and they have been re-electing Bro. Swander
for more than thirty years. Bro. Swander is
not the kind of state secretary who first
looks up the Yearbook's contribution to Uni
fied Promotion section to discover whether
to beam or stare icily. He is the spirit that
will live on and be remembered with a glow
of affection.
The Oregon convention, one of the largest
in the brotherhood, meets annually on the
outskirts of Turner, on grounds and in a
huge tabernacle owned by the convention
itself. Not a few have built cabins there
under the pines. Others bring trailers and
tents and camp for the full five days. The
date this year is June 24 to 29, and Bro. John
T Chase, representing missionaries supported
directly, will address the gathering.
We take pride in the Oregon convention.
We commend its program and policy to the
£ludy of churches and pastors in other sec
tions of the country, and express here our
best wishes for another great convention next
month.
Looking down Magallanes Avenue, "main
street" of Cebu. Here automobiles, trucks,
bicycles, and the numerous two-wheeled, horse-
drawn taxis ("tartanillas") share the road.
A large proportion of the merchants are Chinese.
"I NEVER REALIZED—"
Our mail constantly reminds us that, with
each new issue, there are those who continue
CO discover The Tibetan Christian for the
first time. "In all the years of my ministry
I never realized the brotherhood was doing
so much in foreign missionary work outside
the iJnited Society until I began to receive
The Tibetan Christian", is the sense of a
communication from a mid-west pastor. "l
happened to pick up a copy of The Tibetan
Christian the other day. I was inspired by
it", writes a Washington pastor. You, too,
can help us increase its constructive work
and good influence by ordering gift sub
scriptions for friends in your own, or other
communities. Just seal a quarter in a small
envelope or a cai'dboard, tuck it in a larger
one and mail to. The Tibetan Christian, 455
W. 57th St., Los Angeles, Calif. Better still,
make out a list of five and secui-e the re
duced rate. Just enclose a dollar bill and
all will receive The Tibetan Christian for
a full year.
OREGON POINTS THE WAY
One of the bright spots on the horizon of
brotherhood relations is the program and
policy of the Oregon state convention. We
believe this convention is unique among such
gatherings of the brotherhood, and that it
comes nearer to being a "convention of the
churches" than any other such meeting
which we have attended or about which we
have heard or read.
He who visits the convention for the first
time is immediately struck by the fact that
it appears to be an Oregon convention. There
is an entire absence of the usual organiza
tional banquets seeking exclusive attention
and support. On the convention program
committee, and on the state board, are those
who support missions thru the Society and
those who support mission work in the
personal and direct manner, if this were
only a compromise arrangement to effect
cooperation between "liberals" and "conser
vatives" then the arrangement would not
be praiseworthy. This is not the case,
however, for so-called "liberalism" and
"open-membership" have gained little, if any,
foothold in the state, and these issues have
not seriously arisen to destroy the peace and
fellowship of the churches. Of course, North
west Christian College must be given much
credit here.
Another important and distinguishing fea
ture of Oregon brethren meeting in conven-
CONTINUED GROWTH IN
PHILIPPINES
Recently tabulated report of the work of
the Philippine Mission of Churches of Christ
(Wclfes, Allisons. Hales, Miss Shimmel and
Miss Jones) shows following splendid growth
for 1940: Number of reporting churches, 88;
new churches established, 6; new chapels
built, 3; baptisms, 1,017.
The Philippine work of the United Society
for a similar period reports (1940 Yearbook)
the following: Number of organized churches,
69: baptisms, 353. Missionaries are Mr. and
Mrs. Allen Huber.
WHEN SENDING GIFTS:
For Bares or Nichols, send to
Mr. C. W. Nichols
Box .191 Seminole, Okla.
For Miss Gladys Schwake, send to
Mrs. Wilma Watson
157 Parkdale .4ve,, Buffalo, New York
We Need And Find A Friend
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missionaries are exceptions worth noting—
and this brings us around to Mr. W. R
Giberson, of (^bu. Listed in a national di
rectory as a "captain of Philippine com
merce and industry" with extensive interests
in cocoanut plantations and a bus line, it is
a curious story how he came to be the
friend we needed so much, and, in a sur
prisingly short time, became "Uncle Gib"
to the children. But that is a story we'll
tell you about in just a minute.
It was early on the second morning of our
arrival that Ray and I were searching about
to get clues as to where a vacant house or
two might be found. Of course, we knew that
finding a house was just the beginning of all
our problems, but inasmuch as practically
everything else would have to await our
solution of this one, we were very eager to
have it disposed of.
Finding living quarters for rent is not an
easy matter in the
'Uncle Gib" of Cebu
Orient. Cebu's news
papers listed nothing.
Our first inquiries of
shopkeepers got us
nowhere. At last, our
hotel proprietor (I-
r i s h American ex-
soldier and veteran
of the international
march on Peking
against the Boxers)
suggested that we
drop in at Mr. Giber-
sons. "He's been here
a long time," he said,
"knows just about
everybody, and may
know where there's a
vacant house."
Receiving directions, we set out hopefully,
and in due time found Mr. Giberson's book
and office-supply store just off "main street".
We had to wait a while, but after a time
he arrived. Heavy, about 60. large head,
Mr. Giberson gives a first impression of
being rather hard-boiled. Accordingly, it
was with slightly lessened expectations that
we introduced ourselves and asked if he knew
where we might find vacant houses suitable
for foreigners.
Mr. Giberson replied by asking us when
we arrived and what brought us to Cebu.
When we told him we were missionaries, he
asked, "What denomination?" Upon our
replying that we were "missionaries of the
Church of Christ, or Christian Church," he
exclaimed, "Do you mean the Campbellites?"
We said we guessed a lot of people called
us that in former days. "In my time it was
always Campbellites to just about everybody,
so far as I can remember, and I didn't know
it had changed any," he replied, "but any
way, that's my church—well, at least it was
my mother's, and it was the faith I was
reared in. Come into my office and sit
down."
To be brief, from that moment a brother
or father could scarcely have been kinder
or more generous. Mr. Giberson has, I
believe, some twenty-odd Filipino employees
here in the city: clerks, bookkeepers, sten
ographers, salesmen, truckmen, chauffeur,
sirand boys and the like, and it seemed
to us that about half the business of the firm
for the next two or three days was getting
Carlsons and ourselves installed and set up
in Cebu. First, Mr. Giberson called his
:hauffeur and we drove to a section of the
;ity where two vacant and very acceptable
breign-style houses were located. They were
iust across the street from the little Ameri-
;an school maintained for some twenty
American children just right for Marcia. We
loon found the owner, agreed to take the
lOuses (each $17.50 monthly), and then went
)ack to town to go thru the long process
if making necessary deposits to get water,
hen electric lights (in both instances) as
oncerns lights, the former tenants had de
parted leaving unpaid bills in excess of
deposits, which we had to pay. With these
matters attended to, Mr. Giberson next sent
a secretary to start our boxes thru customs
(it proved to be a three-day job—signed not
less than 20 different papers), then a clerk
to find the right kind of mosquito nets. After
taking us out to lunch, Mr. Giberson then
went with us personally from street to street
and shop to shop to mak-e numerous pur
chases essential to housekeeping; from car
penters we ordered native beds (wood and
bamboo, no springs), went around to the
alley where lived an old, woman who made
good mattresses (this is the home of kapok-
it grows on trees), then purchased small
tables, a few pots and pans, a chair or two,
and other similar odds and ends. Driving
us out to our newly-rented houses his
truckmen soon showed up with a load of
very acceptable stored-away, foreign style
furniture which included a dining table, 12
chairs, an ice box, two dressers, a buffet,
book case, two stoves (kerosene and alcohol)
and two or three other small pieces.
It is difficult to express adequately how
much these various services have contributed
to our welfare during these first days of our
getting settled here in Cebu.
Mr. Giberson was born in Carlinville, Il
linois, grew up there, attended Blackburn,
DeKalb and Northwestern, responded, in
1905, at age 24, to Uncle Sam's call for
school teachers for the newly acquired Philip
pines, taught for three years, then entered
business for himself—and has been at it
ever since. He has never married, has made
only three visits to the States In 36 years—
isn't in a hurry for the fourth.
When, a few days ago, Mr. Giberson was
seated at our table—and after we had bowed
our heads in simple thanks to the Giver
of life and food, he remarked, "It has been
so long since I have had much contact with
anyone who gave his whole time and effort
to Christian work this way that it actually
seems odd that there should be anyone like
that any more."
The other day I dropped into his office
with a Christian Standard just received thru
the mail. "Are you familiar with this
paper?" I asked. Glancing at it, he ex
claimed, "Oh my yes, why, I suppose I haven't
seen a copy in 25 years, but in our home,
from my earliest remembrance, there were
two papers. The Christian Standard and The
Toledo Blade—oh yes, and The Christian
Advocate. My mother lived for the church,"
he added, "and she would be very happy
if she knew I was being of some help to
you,"
And that is how we found a friend in
Uncle Gib". Others of the Americans here
have referred to him as the "daddy of all
the Americans" and as one who has had a
big heart thru the years. We are beginning
to get into the routine of housekeeping and
daily language study quite satisfactorily, but
it continues to be a pleasure to drop into
his office on frequent trips down town.
Uncle Gib" drops in on us occasionally
also, sometimes with a basket of fresh
country eggs, or it may be to take the chil
dren for a ride—from which they usually
return with glowing accounts of big dishes
of ice cream.
"My mother would be happy if she knew",
he said. I do not know whether they who
have gone on ahead know the affairs of the
world left behind, with all its sorrow and
sin, but if they do, then the kindness of her
son in helping those who have journeyed
far across the seas with a like faith and
passion is indeed known to her, Christ's
work is advanced, and she is made the hap
pier because of it.
ANSWERS CALL TO COLORS
Lt. Joseph M, Appclgate, Chaplain
53rd Infantry, Fort Ord, California
Bro. Appelgate, for over eleven years, pastor
of Figueroa Blvd. Christian Church, left on
April 15th for one year of active duty as a
Chaplain in the United States Army at Fort
Ord, California.
His going brings a challenge to us all to
truly carry on during this time of stress and
emergency, with cool heads, warm hearts and
willing hands.
Our prayers go with him that he may be
used mightily of the Lord to lead young
men to Christ, and we predict that he will
be outstanding among army Chaplains.
"GET HOT—AND NEVER
GROW COLD"
We were made glad by the appearance of
the following in the April issue of The
Manila Christian, publication of the Philip
pine Mission of Churches of Christ (mis
sionaries: Wolfes, Allisons, Hales, Miss Jones
and Miss Shimmel):
Vernon Newland and Ray Carlson, and
their families, reached Manila, March 20, on
their way to Cebu, the second city in size of
the PhiUppines, that is on the island of
Cebu, some two days sailing south of Manila.
Hitherto, so far as we know, no eifort has
ever been made to plant undenominational
churches of Christ according to the simple
New Testament pattern in this populous cen
ter. Following the American occupation (1898)
denominationalist missionaries with the
Bible entered Cebu, and a few have labored
there till the present. The results have been
small. The great majority know not God's
Word. Consequently spiritual darkness dom
inates. Why discuss whether Cebu or Tibet
is the more needy as a mission field? The
need in Cebu is great enough to wring the
hearts of those who love the souls of men,
and there now are these four soul-winners
who, without further ado, are entering upon
their duties. Fervent prayers for the suc
cess of this enterprise will arise from the
hearts of those who love "the faith which
was once for all delivered."
Every supporter of brotherhood missions
will appreciate deeply the spirit of the above
writmg. Our new work in the south central
portion of the Philippines is launched under
happy circumstances. We believe it is pos
sible for our two missions to labor in these
great fields in entire good will and Christian
fellowship, and we feel certain that it is the
deterrnination of all concerned to do so.
To this end we pledge our own best efforts
In passing, we want to say that dui-ing our
biief stop-over in Manila we had an excellent
opportunity to ask many questions concern-
mg mission work and the people of the
P^lippmes. Of the much help and good
advice Bro. Leslie Wolfe gave us out of his
more than thirty years of experience I think
we shall remember best his counsel to, "Get
Ti! and never grow cold!"
That this doctrine is not only preached but
practised in The Philippine Mission of
Churches of Christ isrevealed in the splendid
leport of accomplishments for 1940 published
elsewhere in this issue. yuwisnea
You Will either have sin blotted out of
your present life or your name will be blotted
out of the Book of Life.—Acts 2:38; Rev 3-5
Which do you prefer?
Do not allow the world to "absorb" all of
your time and strength. Give a part to
Christ.
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THE TIBETAN CHRISTIAN
A Page for Our Young Missionary "Rope-Holders"
"You 'hold the ropes' when you pray and give."
ALetter to Volunteers And Living In the Other Half
_ .. */ Pftr (Continued from Page 1)
Prospective Volunteers ror of course, bullt for coolness in a warm cUm-
Foreian Missionary Service ate, with large windows and high ceilings.
^ Each family has the equivalent of six rooms,
Which are screened (not the usual custom
here), has running water, electric lights,
shower. No one lives on the first
Dear Friends:
Has it not often occurred to you that there ^ buuwci. - - —
is something wrong when there are so many j^gre due to dampness during the
to volunteer for service for Christ in "Jei'U- season which begins in June and runs
salem and in Judea", but so few for "Sam- through September. We were glad to And
an•i" and "the uttermost part : electric currein, avanttwic, —
This is so tragically the case that, after ggo volts, none of our few electric appliances
more than nineteen hundred years, there are were made for the 110 volt current
still manyscores of millions of people in many ^^g states, are usable without a trans-
ereat idol-worshiping nations of the world.
who have not as yet had the "good news -pj^g jg^cet water is not suitable for drink- _
of the Savior's coming published to them. purposes, but there is plenty of artesian ^ j . , ^
and probably never will-hear of Him. mosquito one should sleep under mosquito April 18. her birthday, bhe s a mg g
Tf he said of any one of you that ^ Due to tuberculosis in cattle we now, and all ready to go to school. In the back-
there are'many who will never Jot Snk fresh milk. The eating of S-und are the houses rented by the Ne^
hear of Him because YOU do not go. f^esh vegetables raw is dangerous no mat- and Carlsons for use during p
Oh I know that not all can go, that ^.g^. tempting they may be. Due to language study.
nnf all nor even a large majority, of the hookworm we dare not permit Robm to liut ait. neoH tn . .. ... fV,o woQtViPV Wn
electric current available, but since it is
The most important object in
this picture (to Marcia) is the
not all. nor even a large majority, hookworm we dare permit rtoom w ^ g,j gj j^ate and war—Manila
young Christian people America need t barefoot even though the weathe American electric firm-return-
go_but the above statement is true,
?heless, and it is true that hundreds, even
thousands, are needed to go.
Do you hear it said that the reason more
cannot go is that there is no money to send
them'' With all the earnestness at our com-
rnand we want to say that this is not true.
It may be that certain methods relied upon
S Tecure money do not produce sufficient
to send out needed workers, but,
it is not money, but consecrated earnest
zealous, trained, loyal young life that is
n68^Gd most.
There is not a state, community, or con
gregation in the land but which contains
many who are willing, even eager—when
they understand the need and are given
couple with American electric firm—return
ing for third time—single young woman to
Shanghai to be married—only newspaper
women allowed China, hence has newspaper
assignment—it must be love.
Feb. 25—Weather continues pleasant —
averaging 280 miles daily—exercise is needed
—50 turns around promenade deck approxi
mately one mile—enjoying shuffleboard—
small swimming tank filled cargo during
war-time emergency—passengers pretty well
over sea-sickness now—Imogene not so well—
heard of lots of remedies but she springs
new one—wet brown paper kept over stom
ach—affirms it's working and shows up for
meals to prove it—admits some inconvenience
in operation—ship's clock moved back one
hour.
Feb. 26—Abundance of good, wholesome
focd. but not lavish variety of big passenger
liners—today's menus: Breakfast—iced to-
they understana me neeu auu " .. _ .
chance—to support directly, prayerfully, re- missionaries get a big nde. Read-
cnonsible young people who impress them as bigger: Mark Robm Carlson. Nea
rnnsecrated and sincere. , Georae Newland, and Marcia Mae Newland.
Christ, this mission, needs volunteers for Christ. this mission, hp vprv encouraging to do so. There mato juice, grapefruit, oatmeal, grapenuts.
the Philippines, and needs ?eem to ^®J®7rP^v gination for all people grilled smoked ham, bacon, fried potatoes,
I would not urge, but I can be helpful by ig compulsory free typhoid, paraty- eggs to order, hot cakes, sjrup, orange mar-
pointing out that the big h® nlf dvsentevy We must take pre- malade, jam, mixed fruits (apples, oranges)
the ones that bother so many who do not phoid and dygen^ brown and white bread, cocoa, tea
understand—problems about = Tittle are everywhere coffee. Lunch—celery, pickles, beef tea soup
risk to health, even danger at time^ I cockroaches Little lizards^^re^^e^ ^y^^
know, as you will know, if you . but smce they a roast pork, boiled corn pork, potatoes, cheese
missionary to a far-away keep down bread, cake, fresh fruits, tea. coffee. Dinner-
there is really only S no gas but Mrs. Newland has a olives, smoked salmon canape, celery soup
to make, and you make_ «nri Mrs Carlson gets along boiled salmon with butter sauce, cabbage
before you ever leave a single ^ L an alcohol stove At present roast mutton, potatoes, peas, cheese, bread
a single heathen I'™ "i!, haTe n^^se tor aTawi Cwer sin« Jam, fesh fruits, tea. coHee-two Chines,
Of wood and stone. It is the ^b- ff inrp? carabao is brought into table boys serve—on freighters captain al
make. when, with shining eyes and tren^b afternoon a large caraoao is passengers.
ling lips, and after affairs and a trip through them Feb. 27—Cold west wind rolling seas high-
cost, you say to God, and God cpen-air affaiis a forget, turned southward awhile for better progres
will", and by so saying, you mean that you is an experience -Marcia frets. "Why do we have to hav
are willing to leave friend^ home, and even Mrs. Carbon refus P^^^ middle of the ocean?"-
the very words you speak—leave them all from them thus . bief engineer took us tour of engine room-
behind for most of ,the remamder of y^^^^ t'r? doi not'invoke S much floor 22 feet below sea—a 2Vi million dolla
w'STn' 'xihet, stm it is ship-great modem power plant pushin
o"nnrr neooie who are oftentimes ignor- different enough to be very interesting,
ant, but proud, oftentimes very dirty, who
do not know your God, may never have ev^n NcwIand S Diary
sea aside 13 miles an hour—how differer
from Paul's journey to Rome on three woode
sailing ships—storm at sea is an awful thir
—slide down side of mountain and look u
to see another rushing toward you—but Vipnrri of Him. may not want to hear of Him. ^
If you have the courage to make that itn Vno^'lLn-to unseal sUd;"s" under" you-but" not Paul-"thrice
cision. and make it sincerely, and do It with radio sealed lest use betray position _^t^ suffered shipwreck, a night and a day ha'
a fair degree of understanding of all ^ cancels all ® bad brief I tieen in the deep" how brightly the flan
involves, then your eyes will shine, and they ^ays. until Manila Carlso s. bave burned—and he tended it—Gc
will continue to shine all through yom deck service this give us strength to follow,
ministry, and you will never cease to thank devotions together daily Feb. 28—Lost sleep last night as sh
God that He "called" you for the great task Feb. 2^Getting acquam strained-great wave shatter!
that He has given to you. gets—Jewish couple refu^s ^ut three windows and frames on promenade dei
And we should be happy to hear from you came to Manila year -table boys placed sideboards to keep dish
if you have made, or are willing to make, refugee doctors l^da^^^ on-soup off your lar^you start to wa
.g aec.sJon,_,m C.nst neeCs .ou
WE'RE GLAD YOU WROTE
(Gleanings from our furlo correspondence.
On the boat it was a pleasure to read again
letters from many kind friends.)
OHIO: "We hope this gift from the church
may help somewhat in your work."—Ethel
Johnson Bradds, Mission Circle.
TEXAS: "How we have missed the paper.
Just neglected to write. We pray for you
continually."—Mrs. J. H. Ewell.
KANSAS: "Please accept this offering from
the Missionary Society. We are praying for
you.—Mrs. Chas. Ash, Treas.
CALIF.: "We always try to help a little,
and know that the Lord can bless and mul
tiply."—Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Major.
COLO.: "We will anxiously await news
of your safe arrival; I read every word in
The Tibetan Christian."—Mrs. Stanley Web
ster.
OKLA.:"We trust you are having success
THE TIBETAN CHRISTIAN
WE BELIEVE
. . . that it Is possible for anyone, any
where, to abjure all denominational
barriers to Christian unity, and by
following the simple pattern of the
Church of Christ and the Christian
life as set forth in the New Testament,
to become and to remain simply and
only a Christian. If one can do that,
we believe several can, and if several,
then a thousand, and if a thousand,
then the whole Christian world. If
that can be, we believe it ought to be,
and so believing we mean to do our
part to make it so.
From an original statement wliicli appeared
in llie Christian Standard a few years ago, re
vised and enlarged hy Vernon Newland.
Newlands, Carlsons in Cebu, P. 1.
(Continued from Page 1)
gregation of "Chi-istians only" is entirely
unknown and unheard of among them."
They continue,
"For our beginning we have chosen the
city of Cebu, capital of the island of Cebu.
It is a city of one hundred thousand people.
The island, though only a little larger than
the state of Rhode Island, nevertheless has
a population of more than a million people—
equal to that of Oregon. It Is the most
populous island of the Philippines.
"By a comity aiTangement this island, and
neighboring ones (some of them much larg
er), are assigned to the Presbyterians. They
maintain two families among perhaps two
millions of people. But, like most large
missions boards, the work largely centers
around institutions, such as schools and
hospitals. While these always perform a
We should be happy to hear from any of needed and valuable service, the need for
Sending you a check'."—Mrs. R. S. Heffner. our friends at any time. The Philippine ad- g^n earnest, aggressive evangelistic program
ILLINOIS: "We are very glad to be of dress for both the Carlsons and Newlands jg often sadly neglected. But, we have met
ervice to you, and send this missionary gift is simply, Box 331, Cebu City, P. I. The the Presbyterian folk and found them to be
to help out."—Agnes Washburn.
CALIF.: "You will have the' continued
prayers of our student body. The school has
grown beyond our expectations."—Prof. Roy
Shaw, San Jose Bible College.
INDIANA: "We would appreciate a lot
having The Tibetan Christian. May God
bless you all and give you a safe journey."—
j. Fenton Messenger.
CALIF.: "We of the church wish to con
tribute. May God continue to bless."—Mrs.
Nancy Reeves.
PENN.: "I've read my Tibetan Christian
from cover to cover, and wish you all the
success in the world."—Arlene Figart.
NEW YORK: "Enclosed please find a gift.
May God give you encouragement and
strength to carry on your work."—Wm. M.
Hutchinson.
postage needed is only three cents.
earnest and hard-working. Some would have
resented our coming, but not these, for they
said, "We want to assure you that you are
as welcome here as the flowers in May.
There is room here, and need, for many more
missionaries."
Just now we are digging into the study of
the native 'Visayan language spoken on this
and neighboring islands. Not a few under
stand English, but it is apparent that we will
be greatly handicapped until we can use
with a fair degree of success the common
language of the people.
While we are quite enthusiastic about our
field and prospects, still we are quite aware
that our beginning here, like that in all new
fields, will probably not be rapid. We have
not a single evangelist, nor as yet, a single
PRAYERS OF FRIENDS
By Ray Carlson
Mrs. Myrtle Bigelow, California; "Praying
for God's blessing on this first missionary
joiu'ney of yours."
R. C. Lemon. Illinois: "I enjoy the papers
giving an account of you and your work
and wish you all success and happiness.'
- This picture, taken just at the edge of the city, Christian to interpret for us. These prob-
OREGON: "Enclosed please find a gift jhe main crops of the island. In lems have been faced before, however, and
from the church."—Mrs. A. R. Kernen. foreground, young sugar cane; back of this, with Christ's h,elp we expect to overcome
WASH.: "We want to make a contribu- center, showing just above them. The climate is warm, but not oppres-
tion. We are praying God's blessing upon ^ banana trees, and, in the sively hot. A cool sea breeze is blowing
the mission."—Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Jones, background, the cocoanut trees which provide most of the time. Though now the latter
KANSAS: "In these days it Is comforting export wealth of the island. Great quantities part of April, and approaching the so-called
to know that Christ's workers remain faith- cocoanut meat, called copra, is shipped "hot season" which lasts for two or three
ful to the trust. May God's blessings be upon America and other countries where it is ex- months, we still have to pull a sheet or
you."—Loyal Women's Bible Class, Sharon used in the manufacture of oleomar- blanket over us at night.
Springs. garines, soaps and shampoos. Of course, the "Out here in the southern Philippines Is a
OREGON: "I am enclosing our gift from ornamenting the lower left is Mr. Carlson, great challenge and opportunity for other
the 'Wine One' Class. We wish for you a
safe journey."—Mrs. I. R. Root.
INDIANA: "I hope we can become mis
sions-minded and really do great things."—
Mrs. Lyle Ruley.
Home Church Gets Assistant
Pastor
The very first mail received after arrival
KENTUCKY: "Best wishes to^ you and Cebu brot a letter from David Eugene obstacles and difficulties may 'not appear,
yom's. Read Numbers 6:24-26."—MaJcom Berg, "new assistant" to Bro. Harry Berg, but that we may have the faith and courage,
Leach. pastor of the church at Medicine Lodge, thru His might, to overcome them.
MONTANA: "I read with interest and Kansas. According to the announcement he , _
excitement The Tibetan Christian. May God entered upon his duties Sunday, Feb. 23, and
bless you abundantly and more than that."— claims to have weighed eight poimds and
Myrtle MacLean.
young volunteers to serve Christ. We pray
we may soon find those who will say, "Here
am I, Lord, send me." They are needed to
begin the study of the language at once.
Will our friends please pray, not that
SIBENYA LEAVES US
seven ounces at the time. We congratulate
the parents, good friends and former class- have learned with sorrow of the pass-
mates, and wish for David Eugene a pleasant qj Brother Benjamin Sibenya, native
and successful ministry in "my home church.
—V. M. N.
"SPEARS IN OUR HANDS'
pastor and evangelist of South Africa.
It is said of Bro. Sibenya that he won
more than a thousand of his own people to
Christ. It was probably the privilege of
only a half-dozen or so in America to know
"The prayers of our students in the Congo him, and yet the reports of his work which
m WISH vuu ail Christian Institute are often very beautiful, we occasionally read thru the years always
Myrtle and Gilbert Cays, California: "Our One prayed: 'Father in Heaven, our fathers stirred usdeeply and we have often expressed
prayers for a safe sailing and a good work on earth put spears into our hands and the hope that the help from America for
? thP Philionines" taught us to use them; You have put the which he often asked might soon be an-
E R Errett Cincinnati Ohio: "I am in- Book of Life in our hands, teach us to use swered in the form of courageous and conse-
terested in your plan to work in the Philip- it.' During two years' time, not one Sunday crated young mi^ionaries.
pines until you shall have opportunity to go morning prayer meeting at 5:45 has been Bro. Sibenya labored in a great field, where
fn thP Tihptm field " missed at the Institute.—(Selected) Goldie there is a great need anda great opportunity.
Joseph D.' Hill, Kentucky; "Congratula- R, Wells, missionary of the U. C. M. S., He never became discouraged in tmng to
tions God bless and keep you. Our prayers stationed at Bolenge, Belgian Congo, awaken interest mAmerica, tho^h he mi^t
Ld support yours." disappointed mthe reply he
P H Welshimer. Canton, Ohio: "Enclosed Do you wish to be great? Then begin by received. ^
find $100 from the church towards making being little. Do you desire toconstruct a vast We are much interested in the recent an-
purchases for your trip to the mission field, and lofty fabric? Think first about the nouncement that a group of interested breto-
Bon voyage and good luck." foundations of humility. The higher your ren are now_ considering the need of this
James G. Hurst. California: "We are pray- structure is to be, the deeper must be its work for which Bro. Sibenya has just laid
ing that the Lord may bless you richly for foundations. Modest humility is beauty's down his life, and we shall await eagerly
the service you anticipate in Him." crown.-Augustine. some further word about the matter.
THE TIBETAN CHRISTIAN
's Diary
(Continued from Page 4)
weather cleared late today—only 175 miles
last 24 hours.
put it—300 miles today—radio relates Axis
anger passage "lease-lend" bill.
Mar. 14—Partial eclipse of moon last night
—interesting diversion—accidentally noticed
by captain—brings memories of experiences
Mar. 1—Very pleasant weather today -- china where millions beat pans, shout
crewmen (46 and all Chinese—officers 8 and frighten away huge "sky-dog" attempting
all Norwegian—one American farm boy swallow moon—always succeeded thus
cares for 30 cows, one racehorse) fixed up rope —sighted huge island rock in distance,
swing on afterdeck—Marcia, Neal haying 15—Manila radio coming in now—in
great time—Ray tookpictm-es Marcus Robinus general region Japanese Ogasawara Islands,
in life belt—just about covered him—enjoy- cannot see any—race horse down in stall
ing oui' daily devotions together—memorizing tQ^^y—has been standing for 20 days—can-
Bible passages—using "Upper Room". jjg down—but cows can—half of crew
Mar. 2—Sunday—service in cabin today turned out to get him up—a difficult task—
saw first flying fish—appear to be 6 to 15 |gg tendons strained, swollen—other pas-
inches in length—shoot out of water appar- sengers at table suggest we conduct church
ently lightning motion of fin-wings—then service for all tomorrow—we gladly accept—
skim and soar from one to three feet above honored.
water for distance of few feet to several Mar. 16—Sunday—fine service in dining
hundred feet—always away from ship ap- joom today—apparently attended by all pas-
parently in fright. sengers and officers (except few required for
Mar. 3—Of course, we have radio reception duty)—crew apparently not invited—officers
in dining room—my battery dry cell Halli- jj^ostly Lutheran, state church Norway—I
crafters "Sky Traveler" been getting Los conducted—Ray preached—most effective il-
Angeles (KFI), Treasure Island (S. F. Bay), lustration: "Where was God when my son
Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Philadelphia (occa- died?" asked grief-stricken mother bitterly,
sionally) and a Mexican station—Honolulu same place He was when His own Son
and a Japanese station now coming in strong died," replied her pastor—took offering for
—practically no daylight reception, hcwever. Norwegian War Orphan Relief—served corn-
Mar. 4—All passengers joined in shuffle- niunion—apparently all but Jews partook—
board tournament today—was final victor-—
park—pleasantly surprised to find Chinese
shopkeepers—enjoyed brief conversation with
one in Chinese.
Mar. 24—Arrived at last—lodged in old
"Shamrock" hotel at end of long 30-day
journey—came around sonthern end of is
land and up east coast—a world of cocoanuts,
bananas, sugar cane—Cebu City is busy, in
teresting port—a city of one hundred thous
and—not a "Christian only" among two mil
lion people of this and nearby islands—a
pioneer, needy field—many problems—old
world Spanish type degenerate Catholicism
predominates—we know not a soul—where
will we find homes?—friends?—what will
the future be?—only God knows, so we will
endeavor to walk with Him—O Father, guide
and bless and lead, is our prayer.
* A nickname of Mr. Newland's for Mark
Robin Carlson.
weather continues pleasant—more flying fish
—at table Manila couple said only milk in
Manila was mixture of milk powder, water
and butterfat-retailed 15 cents pint.
Mar. 5—Enjoyed long talk with captain
on deck last night—on seizure of Norway
Germany ordered all Norwegian vessels re
port nearest German consulate—compelled
ship corporation owners, agents make phono
graph records ordering compliance—Germans
played by radio—of hundreds Norwegians
ships not one deceived, not one complied—
but none can return Norway—many thous-
Cathedral Church" of Cebu. Approximately
three-fourths of
the people of the
island are Cath
olic, many only
nomin ally so.
Philippine Cath
olicism embrac
es some heathen
pract ices and
customs which
would undoubt
edly embarrass
ands pregnant German women have been many an American member of this sect,
sent to Norway, he said—all Norway forced
to serve German masters, German power, doctor left at beginning this part of service
3erman industry. —O thou Jew, is His yoke so burdensome?
Mar. 6—Working diligently on correspond- If thou but knew the gift, and the love, of
ence these days—a joy to read again letters God—received thanks of captain and pas-
from many kind and interested friends — sengers.
laborers together with God—asked questions Mar, 17—Working hard on correspondence
of captain and Manila couple about Cebu— these days—shuffleboard, conversation, read-
second largest city of Philippines—about 2 ing are diversions—Marcia, Neal have great
days sailing south of Manila, 400 miles— fun assisting "cow-boy" by feeding cows
possible field of labor. wisps of alfalfa.
Mar. 8—Crossed International Date Line Mar. 18—Drawing near to Philippines —
during night—jumped Thurs. to Sat.—no 7th passed Besholt today—on way back to U.S.—
—reminds us of 1933 crossing and odd ex- Wolfes came out on it few weeks ago—Jewish
perience of skipping Christmas Day—some lady talked long with Mona last night—said
passengers celebrating a little—the doctor quarreled with husband's folk Manila on
Is lingering in dining room fondling affec- eve of proud departure for new world in
tionately his quart whiskey bottle. America—now returning "broke", humiliated
Mar. 9—Japanese "news" queer mixture —"will just have to face it," she said,
facts, propaganda—speaks of "panic-stricken Mar, 19—Among the islands—passed thru
Chiang Kai-shek"—discuss relations with dangerous, swift and shallow San Bernardino
U. S. in usual proud, superior way—Treasure Straits last night—no blackout—speed of
Island (short wave) chief American station current terrific—some boats cannot go against
now our time four hours different now— it—we went seven miles at speed of 40
Financial Report of Carlsons
For the Period Beginning December 11, 1940
And Ending April 1, 1941.
C.-VLIFORNI.A: Mrs. JI. D. Lyles (1/5), $1; .i
fricnti, $1; First Christian Ch., Inglewood, $142.49;
First Christian Cli., Inglewood, salary, $156.25; Bible
School, I.awndale, Ch., $5; Madge and Lawrence Held-
en, $2; Mr. and Mrs. E. Gilbert Cays (54), $3; ILLI
NOIS; .Mr. and Mrs. K. S. Carlson, $30; INDI.^NA:
Ch. of Christ, W. .Middleton (54), $1-50; IOWA: C. M.
Wooiey, Cherokee, $10,95; Henry Snyder, $1; Wilbert
Walters, $5; K.\NSAS; Triple-L*Class, (Christian Ch.,
Fowler (54), $1.2.5; KENTUCKY: Latoiiia Christian
Ch., salurv, $125; Latonia Christian Ch., $50; Mr. and
Mrs. Ed E. Mann, $1; MICHIGAN: Mabel B Gould,
2.Sc: NEBRASKA: R. B. Vorse, $1.10; OHIO: W. H.
Fry, Bellefontaine (54), $1.10; Mrs. William Woods,
IroiUon, $9; First Christian Ch., Canton. $100; Junior
Ucpl., Madisonville Ch., Cincinnati, S3; Men's and
Jvoyal Gleaner's Classes of Westwood-Cheviot Ch.,
Cincinnati, $40; OKLAHOMA; 3th Grade Juniors,
Central, Christian Church, Enid, $1; Mrs. Mar-
-shall's cl.tss, Central Christian Cli., Enid, $15; Mrs.
Minnie Fahnholz, $1; OREGON: Pleasant Hill Bible
School, Creswell (54), $1.50; Walter Fiscus iVz), $25.
TEXAS: First Christian Ch., Painiia (><), $12..'!0;
W.ASHINGTON: Bible School, Christian Ch., Scdro
Woolcy, $5.f..l. TOTAL: $752.32.
Financial Report of Newlands
For January, February, March, 1941
Carlsons, we play Anagrams after dinner.
Mar. 10—All other passengers, men and
women, smoke—Neal going around with
crayola in his mouth—Jewess encouraging
miles per hour—beautiful scenery—cool and
pleasant breezes.
Mar. 20—Arrived outside Manila break
water after midnight last night—custom, im-
Figucro:i Blvd. Christi.nii Church, Los Angeles,
California, $375; James Whitakerj Eugene, Oregon^ $3;
Christian Sunday School, Fall Creek, Ore., $3; C. J.
Kinney, Seattle, Wash.; $5; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Phil
lips, Seattle, Wash., $.5; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cole, Ana-
cartes, Wash., $5; Lincoln Park Cliristi.an Church, Ta-
coma, Wash., $6.60; Church of Christ, The Dalles, Ore.,
$1.75; First Christian Church, Merced, Calif., $30;
Missionary Society, Ferry & Wayncsville, Ohio, $5
(sent to .Vtimtze, May 10, 1940); Montaville Christian
Church, Portland, Ore., $17.47; First Christian Church,
Pampa, Texas, $12.50 (54 of $25 gift); Pleasant Hill Sun
day School, Creswell, Ore., $1.30 (54 of $2.60 gift); Mrs.
Matild.a Hill, Coquille, Ore., $3; Phi Tcta Lainda, Uni
versity Christian Church, Los Angeles, Calif., $2; Mr.
and Airs. Gerald Bash, Tulare, Calif., $10; The Tripple
"L" Class, Christian Church, Fowler, Kas., $1.25 0/4
of $5 gift); Church of Christ, Eileiisburg, Wash., $10;
Church of Christ, Sedro Woolley, Wash., $11; Christian
Church, Cottage Grove, Ore., $18.30; Church of Christ,
Bend, Ore., $24.42; Church of Christ, Beaverlon, Ore.,
S8.53; Miss Erma Cole, Eugene, Ore.. 50c; Church of
Christ, Zillah, Wash., $7.46; The Heskett Family,
Clarkstoii, Wash., $1; Church of Christ, Santa Clara,
Ore., $3.96; Trent-Zion-Oakridge-Pleasant Hill, Ore.,
$16.18 (joint service): Church of Christ, Harrisburg,
Ore., $13.52; E. W. Blahni, Harrisburg, Ore., $5; Chris-
Church, Healdsburg, Calif., $5.20; CHiristian Churclt,
Ukiah. Calif., $15.8.1; Mission Society, First Christian
Church, Santa Rosa, California, $9 First Christian
Church, Santa Rosa, Calif., $9.09; Christian Church,
Petaliima. California, $3.10; Church of Christ, San Luis
Ohispo, Calif., $9.06; Church of Christ, Ceres, Calif.,
$46.55; Christian Church, Tul.are, Calif., $105; Christian
Church, Turlock, Calif., $24.00; Tabernacle Church of
Christ, Columbus, Ohio, $35; Sharon Church of Christ,
.Sharon, Kas., $3.3.60; Church of Christ, Delevan, Kas.,
$2; The Prism Class, Miamatown Church of Christ,
Cincinnati, Ohio, $6.00; Christian Church, Cash, Okla
homa, $5; John C. Lee, Ixis Angeles, $50; Church of
('hrist, Cuuby, Ore., $5 (Cashier's Check, July 5, 1940,
overlooked in former report): E. G. Kays, Evangelist,
$.1; Emma Oliver, Eugene, Ore., $50; Hester D. Cun
ningham, I-otig Beach, Calif., $10; State Street Church
of Christ, El Centre, Calif.. $6.98; W. H. Fry, Bella-
foniaine. Ohio, $1.10 (Newland's share of $5 check);
First (Tliristian Church, Eugene, Ore., $10; Primary
Class, Christian (Tlinreh, West Lebanon, Indiana. $1;
Mrs. George Tucker. Great Bend, Kas., $15; Mrs. W.
I-. Goode. Falls City, Ore., $5; Mrs. .Annie Hill, New
Plymouth. Idaho, $1; W. E. Walters, Utc, Iowa, $5;
(V4 of a $20 gift): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Roser. North
Liberty, Ind., $1; Mrs. Lyle Ruley, Lowell, Ind., $1
(gift of Sept., 1940, overlooked in former report); Mr.
and Mrs. Ellis D. Paris, Los Angeles, Calif., $2; Mrs.
Mvrtle AI. Henrv, Taylor, Neb., SOc (54 of $1 gift).
Total: $1072.75.
him, offering him cigarettes—crew scouring migration inspection this A.M.—Bro. Wolfe
and' repainting on deck—all above-water came to boat to meet us—Lunch with Wolfes,
metal surfaces scraped off and repainted Hales, Mrs. Allison (Ben in U.S.)—did some
every four months—process goes on contin- necessary buying—three white suits cost total
uously—boat drydocks, repaints below water of $15—dinner with Wolfes, Mrs. Allison—
every eight months—accumulation of barn- Bro. Wolfe gave valuable pointers on Philip-
acles (hitch-hiking shell fish) can slow ship pine mission work.
a mile an hour. Mar. 21—Lunch and dinner with Hales,
Mar. 11—Water very rough today—captain Wolfes, Miss Shimmel and Miss Jones—more
indisposed and does not come down to shopping for needed supplies—back on board
meals—five houi's difference from Pacific time ship for night.
now—made 302 miles today. Mjar. 22—Sailed about 10:30 A.M. — fine
Mar. 12—Pleasanter today—Carlsons, we scenery among the islands—cool breeze blow-
have decided to journey on to Obu this ing—pass one of oddest sights, I imagine, in
ship—making necessary arrangements with the world: great cement, rock "ship" built
Captain. half mile or more out in sea by Spaniards-
Mar. 13—19th day at sea—Ray thinks uni- to make Americans think it was battleship!—
verse made of water—weather warmer — must have represented great toil—calf born
turned on cabin fans—fellow-travelers sought on deck today—Marcia, Neal thrilled,
comfort in iced beer — Marcus Robinus Mar. 23—Unload cargo at Hollo — go on
strutted deck "almost bare-naked", as Marcia shore and children enjoy swings in a little
If there be sacrifice in the giver, there "will
be spiritual power in the gift.—J. H. Jowett.