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collected in each class as kept by the teachers (the money is deposited every SKETCHES OF MISSIONARY WORK IN PALESTINE. Sunday in the box) is read out by the superintendent when the box is returued to the school at the beginning of the new quarter. The amount that each box

BY LOUISA H. H. TRISTRAM, has collected since its beginning to work is always written on a new C.M. box paper at the bottom of the box on its return to its owner.

I. The box-holders are kept carefully informed of all interesting missionary information to be given at meetings or otherwise in the parish; and at the

CAN imagine nothing more calculated to stir up any principal annual parochial meeting the names and lists of contributions as

flagging interest in missionary work than to see the they will be printed are read out by the vicar. I do not know by what means our collectors fill their boxes; their own

work itself, if only for one day, with our own eyes. interest and ingenuity suggest that. Our own box is handed round for con

It has recently been my great pleasure and privilege tributions to every one present after dinner on Sundays. Next to a hearty

to visit many of our C.M.S. stations in the Holy Christian interest in any work for God, and the good of others, method and punctuality in carrying out all the details are the best means to ensure success.

Land, and to see a little more in detail the agencies at work This is a truism, but is not always acted out.

there. I should like to tell the readers of the GLEANER of what A LOVER OF THE C.M.S.

is going on now on the plain of Sharon, but before describing TOU ask for details in regard to boxes. In my country parish we have

the work, it may be as well to tell of a few of the difficulties in

the way, and the kind of soil God's husbandmen in Palestine The result has been an increase in the contents from about £10 to nearly £24; have to till. as well as an increased interest in the work of the Society, as detailed in its publications. In these days of agricultural depression and trying times for In the first place, the government is Mohammedan, and in farmers, it is interesting to find one of them collecting in his box 152 farthings consequence the work among the Moslems differs widely from -equal to 38. 2d.-- and sending in that, along with a subscription of 58. We all feel very thankful, and greatly encouraged by the progress of our

that among the followers of the false prophet in India, where a boxes; and most of the holders seem surprised to find how much they have professedly Christian government offers protection to the life, thus been able to collect.

E, D. S. if not the property of converts. The proportion of Moslems in DEAR EAR SIR, -As you have invited your readers to send you their experience the different towns and villages in Palestine varies much--some

as to missionary boxes, I venture to give you mine. The box I wish par- | places being much more fanatical than others, and thus offering ticularly to notice is what we call the Iron Room Sunday School Box. This

fewer inducements to Christians to live there. The Moslem school is attended by about fifty boys. Our late dear and respected vicar, or some other friend, on the first Sunday in the month, used to give the inquirer has to be very guarded and careful in his manner of boys a brief address, bearing on missionary matters and God's love for all obtaining instruction, and were he to come forward in his souls, and on more than one occasion he has repeated to them those excellent native town and ask to be baptized, his dead body would be all verses, “The Missionary Penny," and alluded to the great fact that God can save a black man's soul by means of a halfpenny tract. After the address the that could be found of him the next day. There are not inbox, or rather I should say the negro boy, is taken round class after class, and frequent cases of converts being sent from one end of the country the proceeds of our box last year amounted to over £2—we had no brass buttons nor bad coins. In conclusion I find that if this or any cause is to

to the other, that they may make an outward profession of their prosper, two or three golden rules are necessary :

Christian faith unmolested. 1. Prayer in the school for Mission work. 2. The box should be used regularly, not spasmodically.

The so-called Christian Syrians are a mixture of Latins 3. Keep up interest in work by addresses, and distribution of missionary

or Roman Catholics, and Greeks, with some few Copts and magazines.

A WEAK MEMBER, Abyssinians in the south, and Maronites in the north. I could The Cycle of Prayer.

not but think how little there was to distinguish between Moslem

and Christian in their outer life and manner of acting, beyond TOR several years I have placed in the Bible which we use at family prayer Fo

Indeed, the the “ Cycle of Prayer for Missions," cut out from the Church Missionary the exposed faces of the Christian women. Almanack; and every day in our family petitions we add some for the special | ignorance among all classes of the inhabitants is wofully mission which comes before us that day; varying the petitions, of course, according to the needs of the mission, so far as I can learn them from the

dense, and all have a deep claim upon us to restore to them in Society's publications. It has been a great joy to us, and perhaps might be

that Holy Land the blessings that the Apostolic missionaries to many others; and seems a very simple and easy way to ensure daily prayer brought to us from thence. for some part of the mission field.

The bitterness of the Latins against our missionary efforts is Sandown Vicarage, Isle of Wight.

W. T. STORRS.

keen. But not so with the Greeks. These do not seem to Intercession in Church for Missionaries and Converts. object to their children coming to our schools in many places ; CIR,-I have been reading the account in your August number of the poor

and there has been more than one instance of the Greek schoolChinese convert, Li-Min, at the Great Valley, near Hang-Chow, and of master in a village becoming, when enlightened, our C.M.S. the dreadful persecution she has had to undergo at the hands of her father. in-law, and of the torture inflicted with the "thorny tree" by her brother-in

schoolmaster, and bringing his little flock over to better and law, torture which compelled her to flee to Hang-Chow to the missionaries for holier teaching. protection. May I suggest to those of your supporters who are clergymen the great desirability, in such a case, of giving their congregations some

Jaffa, or Joppa, as we always preferred to call it, is the chief account of the sufferings endured, and of thereupon asking

the prayers of the port of the Holy Land, and the plain of Sharon spreads beyond congregation for the person or persons enduring persecution for Christ's sake? it to the foot of the Judæan Hills. Here is one of our most This might be done before the service commenced ; the

clergy man addressing important Mission stations, and as it was the first holy ground

. He might also announce that silence would be kept in the church for a few

we stood on, I will take it first. Our visit was short and minutes before the beginning of service to give the congregation an oppor- hurried, so we did not see all we could have wished of the work tunity of uniting in prayer and intercession on behalf of those prayed for. Then in the prayer for all conditions of men and in the Litany these confessors

there; and to gather any fair idea of what is doing, one should in China for Christ's sake and the Gospel's might be remembered.

spend a Sunday in each Mission station, and see the adults as Such a course as I have suggested would help to make missionary work a well as the children. We have, in Jaffa, a good boys' school much more real thing in the minds of our own people, as well as being a means of blessing on those who have to suffer perhaps the loss of all things

with two masters, under our missionary, the Rev. J. R. L. Hall. for Christ's sake. Then, again, in the case of such a peculiarly perilous The schools were always a cheerful and pleasant feature, and if mission as that to Uganda, might not the prayers of the people be specially the blossom be any earnest of the fruit, we may hope for great asked for it?

H. C. RICHMOND,

things, when the bright intelligent Syrian boy in our Mission A Lost Day.

school becomes the head of a household appreciating the THE day on which a Christian has done nothing specially for Christ may blessings of Christianity and education. Our Society is relieved in my life, when no opportunity occurs for personal work for our Master, I

of the care of the girls' education by Miss Arnott's Schools, but inake an extra offering, according to my means, to the missionary box. It is

Mr. Hall's work, besides the oversight of the boys, is evangelistic, pleasant to have some act of service to present to Him each evening before we and there are well attended Arabic services on Sunday, as well lie down to rest. If all your readers would adopt this plan we should have no “barren tree" among us, and the fruits of Christian love would multiply to

as a service for the English speaking community. the glory of God.

As yet there is no church built, but we saw the admirable

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JAFFA : THE GERMAN COLONY, WITH THE PLAIN OF SHARON AND THE HILLS OF JUDAH.

piece of ground which has been bought and walled in for the Church Missionary

premises. There is to be a church, schools, and Mission-house within the enclosure, and, when built, they will form a very handsome feature. The place chosen is to the south of the town, well

away from the unwholesome streets, and with a fine view to the west of the blue Mediterranean. The Society has, I am glad to say, been able recently to make an additional grant for the building of the church and schools, which we hope will soon be accomplished. Mr. Hall's house at present is very inconvenient, and the situation unhealthy, and as the climate during the summer is trying under any

ircumstances, it is most desirable that he should soon be able, with his wife and family, to move to the Mission buildings.

The day after our arrival at Jaffa we had to leave early in the morning, and after a lovely ride through lanes hedged with prickly pear, guarding fields of the famous Jaffa oranges, now fully ripe, we entered the plain of Sharon, It is now well cultivated, and the young green corn was beginning to appear. The road-sides were bordered with flowers, scarlet anemone and asphodel being the most common. After a rest in an

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burning rays of the sun, we walked into Lod, the ancient Lydda, King. These schools, hidden away in the heart of many a and having first wandered through a perfect labyrinth of filthy Syrian village, are doing a most valuable work, though an narrow streets, we reached the Church Missionary School. Here unseen, and therefore sometimes unappreciated one. a Native convert, combining the offices of catechist and school- must wait patiently, and I can have no doubt that in days to master, met us and took us into his school. Such bright, happy come there will be a rich and bountiful harvest. “ The husband faces looked up at us, and a perfect firmament of eyes beamed man waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long their delight at our visit. Lydda, being a little out of the direct patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain" (Jas. route to Jerusalem from Jaffa, is rarely visited by travellers. v. 7). There are about 100 boys and the same number of girls We listened to some nice singing, and then several of the elder under instruction in Lydda, the school for the latter being as scholars read to us, fluently and distinctly, from their Arabic satisfactory as the boys, under a trained mistress from the Bibles, and their answers to questions put to them were very Lebanon, educated in the Training Institution of the British intelligent and showed careful teaching. It was a pleasure to Syrian Schools. There are also boys and girls' schools at see the cleanliness of the scholars. It was in striking contrast to Ramleh, near Lydda, and, in spite of keen opposition from the the unwashed, uncared-for appearance of the children in the Latins both here and at Lydda, they are well attended and streets outside.

prospering. If there were no opposition, we should indeed have How different Lydda is now from what it was in the days of cause to fear that the work was at a standstill

. Mr. Hall often Peter, when all who dwelt there “turned to the Lord”! But goes over from Jaffa to visit these out-stations, and thus the brighter days are again in store, and the same Jesus whom lonely workers are cheered and encouraged, and can feel they St. Peter preached there in his early missionary labours is once have a friend to come to for help and advice in difficulties. more being offered to the people of Lydda as their Saviour and

MISSIONARY ALMANACK.

THE GLEANER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION.

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of candidates for the approaching GLEANER Competitive Exami3.47 p.m. January. F. Qr. 23th

nation to be held on the 10th of January, 1882, are requested to GRACE AND GLORY,

send in their names without delay to the Editorial Secretary, Church -1 S Circum. The Lord will give grace and glory, Ps. 84. 11.

Missionary Society, Salisbury Square, E.C. Names will be received up M. Is. 85., or Ge. 17.9. Ro. 2. 17. E. Is. 88 or 40., or De. 10.12. Col. 2.8-18. 2 M Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 Tim. 2. 1.

to January 6th, 1882: that is to say, not the names of candidates—these 3 T Krapf's Ist visit Mombasa, 1844. Strong in faith, giving glory to

are not required beforehand—but of those clerical or other friends who 4 W He giveth grace unto the lowly, Pro, 3. 34. [God, Ro. 4. 20.

will conduct the local arrangements. The duties of these friends will be 5 T Declare His glory among the heathen, Ps. 96, 3. [Tit. 2. 11.

(1) To receive the names of competitors in their town or district; (2) To 6F Epiph. Grace that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, provide a room for them to be examined in on the afternoon or evening W. Is. 60. Lu. 3. 15—23. E. Is. 49. 13-24. Jo. 2.1-12.

of January 10th, 1882, and also pens, ink, paper, &c.; (3) To remit the 7 S Let the whole earth be filled with His glory, Ps. 72. 19.

amount of entrance fees to the Parent Society, receive the Question

[Him, Lu. 2. 40. 8 S 1st aft. Epiph. The Child grew, and the grace of God was upon

Papers, and send up the Answers; (4) To make proper arrangements for M. Is. 61. Mat. 5. 13–33. E. Is. 52. 13, & 53, or 84. Ac. 4. 32 to 5. 17.

the duo observance of the conditions of the Examination. Further 9 M French and Knott sailed for India, 1869. Unto me is this grace instructions will be sent on application.

given, that I should preach among the Gentiles, Eph. 3. 8. Each candidate is to pay an entrance fee of one sbilling to the conductor 10 T Let your speech be alway with grace, Col. 4.6.

of the Examination in his or her district, and these fees should be remitted 11 W 1st Aliss. Sermon at Lagos, 1852. They shall speak of the glory of 12 T Show me Thy glory, Ex. 33. 18. (Thy kingdom, Ps. 145, 11.

to the Society by the conductors not later than the 6th of January, when 13 F H. Venn died, 1873. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and

the Editorial Secretary will forward the Question Papers needed for the 14 S Grow in grace, 2 Pet. 3. 18. (aft. receive me to glory, Ps. 73. 24,

competitors : that is to say, Question Papers corresponding in number (manifested forth His glory, John 2. 11. to the shillings remitted. 15 S 2nd aft. Epiph. 1st Arrian baptisms, 1852. This did Jesus, and

M. Is. 58. Mat. 9.1-18. E. Is. 57 or 61. Ac. 9. 1-23. 16M We beheld His glory...full of grace and trath, John 1. 14,

EPITOME OF MISSIONARY NEWS. 17 T Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Cor. 8. 9. 18 W That He by the grace of God should taste death for every man, The Church Missionary Society has lost some valued friends by death in 19 T That they may behold My glory, John 17. 24. [Heb. 2. 9. the past month. The Hon. A. Leslie Melville, of Branston Hall, Lincoln, was 20 F Tinnevelly Centenary, 1880. To the praise of the glory of His a Vice-President, and the father-in-law of the late Rev. Henry Wright, 21 S My grace is sufficient for thee, 2 Cor. 12. 9. (grace, Eph. 1. 6. Mr. Henry Sykes Thornton was the senior partner in the firm of Williams,

(of the Lord is risen upon thee, Is. 60, 1. Deacon & Co., the Society's bankers. For many years he took an active part 22 S 3rd aft. Epiph. 1st C.M.S. Missionary in Japan, 1869. The glory in the management of the Society's finances, and a valuable report issued in

M. Is. 62. Vat. 13. 1-24. E. Is. 65 or 66. Ac. 13. 26. 25 M Henry Venn' launched, 1878. Recommended to the grace of God,

1842 bears his signature. The Rev. Canon Bingham was for thirty-three years

Honorary Association Secretary for West Dorset, and a staunch supporter of

Acts 14, 26, 24 T Conv. St. Paul. By the grace of God I am what I am, 1 Cor. 15. 10.

the Society's principles and work in that county. Dr. Krapf, the veteran

pioneer-missionary of East Africa, is referred to on another page. 25 W The God of all grace hath called us unto His eternal glory, The news of the death of Captain Brownrigg, R.N., of H.M.S. London, in 26 T Rejoice in hope of the glory of God, Ro. 5. 2. (1 Pet. 5. 10. a fight with a slave dhow on the East African coast, has also been received 27 F Bp. Speechly arr. Cottayam, 1880. Yeare our glory and joy, 1 Th. 28 S Singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord, Col. 3. 16." [2. 20.

with great regret, both on his own account and for the evidence it affords

that the slave trade is not at an end yet, He gave remarkable testimony [so might grace reign, Ro. 5. 21. 29 S 4th aft. Epiph. Nyanza reached, 1877. As sin hath reigned, even

to the good work done at Frere Town in a letter printed in the GLEANER

of July last. He also showed much kindness to the Waganda envoys on M. Job 27. Mat. 16. 1-24. E. Job 28 or 29. Ac. 17. 16. 30 M J. Devasagayam d., 1864. Ye shall rec. a crown of glory, 1 Pet. 5.4.

their way out. 31 T Islington Coll. op., 1825. Grace be with you all, Amen, Heb. 13.25.

The Rev. William Latham, M.A., of Trinity College, Dublin, Vicar of
Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire, has offered himself to the Society, and been

accepted, for missionary work.
OUR PORTFOLIO

The Hereford Church Missionary Association has undertaken to found two

scholarships in the C.M.S. Female Institution at Lagos for young Native YOOD results from the circulation of the Scriptures appear on every

women preparing to be Christian teachers, at a cost of £500, in memory of the late Miss Emelia Venn.

The Rev. J. Ireland Jones writes hopefully of the proceedings of the Special “How ?” asked the missionary. "In the Gospels,” was the reply.

Committee now sitting under the presidency of Bishop Copleston to prepare a

scheme for the future organisation of the Church in Ceylon. N Scotland the Kirk was opposed to heathen Missions for many years. The Rev. G. Litchfield and Mr. C. W. Pearson, of the Nyanza Mission, had

arrived in England before our last number appeared, which announced their idea of converting the heathen was highly preposterous." Twenty- coming. Both have suffered much in health. They give a very unfavourable eight years later this aotion was reversed, and the Kirk sent forth, in

account of King Mtesa, but state that the people of Uganda are accessible 1829, Alexander Duff as its first missionary.

and ready for instruction, and that the country betweeen the Lake and the East Coast is ripe for missionary enterprise.

The census of the British colony of Sierra Leone, including the peninsula YIR RICHARD TEMPLE stated lately at a C.M.S. meeting at Sheffield of that name and some outlying districts belonging to Great Britain, was

taken in April last. The population is 60,646. Only 271 are white men, and heathen scholars in Mission schools; while the expenditure on Missions of these only 163 are residents, of whom 113 are British. The "liberated in India was £400,000 a year, or only sixteen shillings per head per

Africans and their descendants," i.e., the population resulting from the settleannum. “I ask you confidently," he said; “ do these figures show a

ment there of rescued slaves in the first half of the century, number 35,430.

The remainder would be mainly the native inhabitants of the outlying small result ?"

districts. There are 39,600 Christians, of whom 18,860 belong to the Church THE Dutch-settlers of South Africa regarded the Bushmen and Hotten

of England, and 17,098 to the Wesleyans; 5,000 Mohammedans, and 16,000 pagans, the latter mostly in the outlying districts.

The annual Days of Intercession for Sunday Schools were heartily observed On the contrary, they used to exclude them from their churches, by a throughout the Diocese of Travancore and Cochin. The Diocesan Gazette notice over their church doors, that “Dogs and Hottentots” were not gives an account of an interesting gathering of Native teachers at the C.M.S. admitted.

Cambridge Nicholson Institution, Bishop Speechly presiding, when papers

were read by the Revs. Koshi Koshi and E. Varkki John, Mr. T. Korala, and The Cambridge C.M.S. Association proposes to hold, in March next, a

Mr. M. C. Thomma, interspersed with the singing of lyrics, and followed by Missionary Exhibition of Articles of Foreign Manufacture, Samples of Food

dinner and a magic-lantern exhibition, and Clothing, Models of Native Dwellings, and other objects of interest illus

The Tinnevelly Provincial Native Church Council has resolved to send two trative of Native life, habits, and religions in the various fields of labour experienced Tamil catechists to labour under General Haig in the Mission to occupied by the C.M.S. The loan of any such articles will be welcome.

the Kois of the Upper Godavery (see GLEANER of August), and to bear the Articles specially imported from India, China, Africa, Palestine, and N.W.

cost of their support; and 600 rupees a year has been voted for that purpose. America, will also be offered for sale, for the benefit of the Society. Infor- The C.M.8. Palaveram Mission, in the environs of Madras, has been transmation can be obtained from the Rev. J. Barton, Trinity Vicarage, Cambridge.

ferred to the Madras Native Church Council, of which the Rev. W. T. Satthi

anadhan is Chairman, thus relieving the Society of a work hitherto carried on A new and cheaper edition of the Memoir of the Rev. Henry Venn, by the by an English missionary. It was originally started by the late David Fenn Rev. W. Knight, has just been published by Messrs. Seeley & Co. It contains and G. M. Gordon. much new and valuable matter. Price 68.

Bishop Crowther reports that the average Sunday congregations at the

stations on the Niger now amount together to 3,472 souls, of whom he Received with thanks :-"M. S. I.,” £l for the Society.

reckons 1,599 as Native Christians and 451 as communicants.

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CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER.

FEBRUARY, 1882.

THE WORKING TOGETHER

indeed, that when the Mission was undertaken, it was looked OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH IN THE upon as a most hopeless and unprofitable sphere. However, the EXTENSION OF CHRIST'S KINGDOM.

change already worked in the minds of the inhabitants tells the

tale of the earnest, loving, self-denying labours of our devoted BY THE REV. J. B. WHITING, M.A., Ticar of St. Luke's, Ramsgate.

missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. Schapira. Here, in this lonely outII.

lying station, have they bravely held the fort, and slowly, but EADER, you have been studying Acts viii. 26–40. surely, the opposition is decreasing, and the interest in

It is a sample story. This beautiful anecdote is but Christianity and education deepening.
one incident among many millions of similar events. Four years ago, when a European rode through the streets of
In the most natural way, as if it were the common

Gaza, he was pelted with stones, cursed by the smallest children and universal method, this anecdote tells how the

in the streets, and his life was, if not in absolute peril, certainly Holy Spirit works with and by the missionary of Jesus Christ, made as uncomfortable as possible. Now, what a contrast ! and by angels of heaven also, to bring an inquirer to salvation.

We rode through the streets, uncovered English women among First observe an angel is sent—not direct to the eunuch

the party, and though not always exactly smiled upon, not a but“ an angel spake to Philip.” I do not know whether Philip rude act or gesture met us, and when Mr. Schapira was with us, saw the angel. Angels can whisper to our wills. “They are

it was plainly to be seen that he was looked on as a friend by all. ministering spirits sent forth to minister to them who are heirs We had had a lovely morning's ride from Ascalon, first over of salvation." This heir of salvation must have the services of a the plains, now barren and covered with the encroaching sand living man. Philip the Evangelist must meet the man and from the seashore, and for the last two or three miles through explain the Word. What care for a single soul ! Philip is the lovely glades of the olive groves of Gaza. Like most commanded to leave his work in the villages of Samaria, Oriental towns, the view from a distance is most picturesque, where multitudes are attending bis ministry, and where his the tall minarets and graceful palm-trees rising from the mass of preaching is wonderfully blessed, for the sake of an Ethiopian little white domes that form the roofs of the houses, and the who has come 2,000 miles to Jerusalem, and is going back, and picture set in a frame of bluish-green olive-trees. Inside, how has not found the Saviour. For the sake of one Ethiopian an

different all appears !-narrow streets, chiefly occupied by a angel is sent from heaven, and Philip is taken away from the

broad gutter, the depository of all the sewage of the town, and crowds who listened to him, that he may run after the chariot through which the horses have to wade. A very narrow ledge and minister the word of life to an anxious heart that seems to

at each side is given up to foot passengers, and is very nearly as have missed its opportunity. God works wisely. In the streets filthy as the gutter. No wonder that the population are never of Jerusalem the man's attention would not be so well gained as

free from fever and ophthalmia. It was a saddening sight to in the desert of Gaza.

see scarcely a third of the people whom we met had more than And now as the work grows more critical, and the moment of

one eye, so terrible a scourge is blindness in Gaza. conversion approaches, even the angel must stand aside. God The Mission-house is just on the confines of the town, between the Holy Spirit Himself intervenes. The Spirit directs Philip, the Moslem and Christian quarters, and though many an artisan "Go near and join thyself to this chariot.” The Spirit brings in England would turn up his nose at it, yet here is a happy the messenger and the hearer together at the very moment when English home where we received the welcome as of old friends, a certain passage of Scripture is being read. The Spirit gives and where we spent three very pleasant days. Our tents were the text to the preacher. The Spirit disposes the hearer to listen.

set up in the garden, I am afraid to the sad destruction of some The Spirit gives the hearing ear and the understanding heart.

melon and cucumber plants; and here we passed our first Sunday The Spirit gives faith to the astonished Ethiopian, brings con

in the Holy Land. viction to his mind, touches his heart, and heals his soul.

We went to the Arabic service at nine in the morning. It The Spirit, moreover, disposes the man to take the decided was quite easy for us to follow it with our Prayer-books, and step of being baptized in the sight of his wondering servants.

the children responded well in Arabic. Those who could read And when the work is done, when conviction has been wrought had Prayer-books. The congregation consisted of about fifty in the conscience, and faith has accepted the finished work of boys and girls, five teachers, a very few natives, and our party. salvation, and Jesus Christ the Son of God has become all in all, The singing was hearty, if not very melodious, for the Arabs are and the whole has been signed and sealed in the Sacrament of eminently not a musical race; but they got through some native Baptism, then the Spirit removes the human agent to follow his hymns with familiar tunes very creditably. During the service Master's service, and preach His name in another sphere.

there was a slight disturbance, as the father of one of the children "I believe in the Holy Ghost!”

came to carry him off. He was a Greek, and though the child comes to the day-school for the sake of the education, he was not allowed

to attend the Sunday-school and service. Instead of a sermon, SKETCHES OF MISSIONARY WORK IN PALESTINE. my father catechised the children on the life of Abraham and By LOUISA H. H. TRISTRAM.

the promises made to him, and also on the work of Christ. The

answers were very bright and intelligent, especially from one II.-Gaza.

little Moslem boy. Truly there seems no want of mental power AZA is the one spot in Philistia where the C.M.S. in the young, though hard usage seems to drive it all out of the

is at work, and after three years of laborious and girls before they reach woman's estate.
uphill toil, the door seems now to be opening wider There are four schools under the C.M.S. in Gaza, a boys' and
and wider for every sort of mission agency. I do girls' in both Christian and Moslem quarters, as it would be

not mean to say that the reaping time has yet come, impossible to mix them in the present bitter state of mutual but the ground seems hungry for the good seed.

hatred. Altogether there are more than 200 children under The population of Gaza is about 20,000, and the town is one instruction. It is quite marvellous how the objection to the of the bitterest strongholds of Moslem fanaticism: so much so, children's coming to school is gradually dying away, even when

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