Puslapio vaizdai


Fenn's Concordance of the New Testament

is in type, and will soon be issued. Johnston's Scientific Faith is withdrawn for

a time. Y. M. C. A. Stories for Young People, by H. L. Zia, is now

ready. Also Harmony of Samuel, Kings,

and Chronicles, by W. D. Crockett. Y.M.C.A. Expository Commentary on John's Gospel.

George Hudson.
Gulick's Growth of the Kingdom of God.

C. L. S.
Railways of China. C. L. S.
Imago Christi, Stalker's. C. L. S.
My Belief, Dr. Horton. C. L. S.
Drummond's Programme of Christianity

(out). C. L. S.

Guizot's Civilization in Europe. C. L. S.
British Constitution. C. L. S.
Commercial Education. C. L. S.
The General Committee Y. M. C. A. has in

preparation the following in Chinese in

addition to those already announced : Temptations of Students, by John R. Mott. Power of Jesus Christ in the Life of Stu.

dents. Join R. Mott.
A Changed Life. Henry Drummond.
Achievement-0. S. Marden (abridgment.)
A Handbook on Y. M. C. A. Work, with

Report of Y. M. C. A. Work during 1908.
Constructive Studies in the Gospel of Mark



Missionary News.

Dr. J. C. Garritt, of Nanking, has ed prayer in giving exceptional sent us the following interesting ac

weather, else the pavilion could count of the recent special meetings held there. Our readers will rejoice

not have been used at all. For to learn of the great blessing granted four days, beyond an evident on that occasion. We would ask deep interest and prayerfulness, prayer that the revival may sweep

nothing remarkable was visible through the two provinces of Anhwei and Kiangsu :

in the meetings. Mr. Goforth

spoke simply, but powerfully, of When the Spirit came to the absolute sovereignty of God Nanking.

as displayed in other places where

He had cleansed and purified This city has just witnessed His church.

Then a break a mighty outpouring of God's came, and men, women, boys, Spirit upon the churches, with girls, with weeping and deep the same wonderful manifesta- contrition confessed their sins. tions which have characterized Some confessed to the grosser His work in Wales, in Corea, in sins; others to coldness, hyManchuria, and in other parts pocrisy, lying, covetousiiess. of China. For months the During the last days, beside missionaries and Christians of many who rose or knelt at their Nanking and the surrounding seats to confess, fully five hunregion have been in prayer that dred came forward to the platwhen Mr. Goforth came here he form to acknowledge their sins might be the agent of the Spirit and ask the prayers of the multiof God in quickening the church tude. and leading it into the fulness The evidences of the actual of blessing. The prayer has presence and work of the Holy been answered, and for many Spirit were too numerous to be days there has been a volume of gainsaid. Sins unrepented of, confession, prayer, and renewal of years gone by, often forgotten of vows such as this great sins, were brought to light. heathen city has never witnessed. Some who came to the meetings, A great tent was built, with resolved that

Goforth a seating capacity of over 1,200, should never drag a confession and this was filled for ten days, from them,” were compelled to

” twice a day, from February 27th acknowledge it all and to tell to March 7th. The Lord answer- out the story of defection and

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sin. It was felt by very many workers, in prayer in the daily that these were days of judg- meetings still going on, has been ment such as Joel foretold, and oppressed even to physical pain, that to hide their sins now would almost beyond endurance, for be the cause of being eternally those who had wandered away ruined in the last day. The ter

from the church during the past rors of Sinai were not preached

ten years.

The officers of the by Mr. Goforth, but they were church are alive to the needs of brought home to the people the Christians as never before, by the Spirit Himself. Some and are earnestly devising means of the most remarkable facts for reclaiming wanderers, winwere these :

ning the lost, and building up

the weak. All hearts are full 1. The terrible burden of sin, made clear by the Holy Spirit's

of joy and seeking to serve the

Lord with full consecration and convicting power. Hatred, an

acceptableness. Bless the Lord, ger, impatience of authority,

O my soul, and all that is withcontention, lying, selfish ease in

in me; bless His holy name ! the church without care for the unsaved, etc., etc., were confessed with bitter anguish.

We append the following account 2. The reality of the cross of of the formation of the Hupeh ProJesus. The love of the Savior, vincial Council, representing further who died for us, was vividly

important progress in the cause of

Federation : realized by many as never before.

At two meetings of representa3. The sadness and coldness,

tives of missions working in friendlessness and hopelessness,

Hupeh, one held at Kuling last

summer and the other in Hanof life, of any life, away from Christ.

kow on January 28th, the neces

sary steps have been taken for 4. The tremendous value of the formation of a Provincial human souls and the fearful Council of the Christian Federaguilt of being a stumbling block tion for Hupeh Province. At in the way of others, and even the meeting when the final of not praying and working for decision was taken, there were them.

present representatives of the

London, Wesleyan, Alliance, power prayer.

Protestant Episcopal, American These are realities in Nanking Baptist, China Inland, Church of to-day. The reproach of Christ Scotland, and Swedish Missions has been rolled away ;

and of the B. & F. B. S. and know now that this is not a C. C. R. T. S. Two other misforeign” church, but that the sions, whose delegates could not very power of God is in our come to Hankow so early in the midst. The visitors from the Chinese year, sent written exsurrounding regions have gone pressions of assent. The followto their homes with great zeal ing Constitution has been adopt. for souls; some of them, when ed by the foreign missionaries, they came, were burdened with and there is little doubt that it guilt and far from Christ. The will be adopted formally at the five communions established in first full meeting of the ProNanking are afire. One of our vincial Council :

5. The



Preamble.-In view of the large number of missions represented in this meeting, and of the written expressions of agreement received from other missions, the Hupeh Provincial Council of the Christian Federation in China is hereby formed under the following Constitution :

1. Object.—This Council shall have as its end the realisation within the limits of this province of the objects for which it is proposed to organise the Christian Federation of China. (See Centenary Conference Resolutions on Federation II and XII.)

2. Representation.-a. Each mission having established Christian work in this province, including the Y. M. C. A. and the Bible and Tract Societies, may join this Provincial Council by accepting its Constitution and electing two representatives, one Chinese and one foreign, to be niembers of this Provincial Council. 6. Each such mission may elect an additional foreigner for every 25 foreign workers or major fraction thereof; wives of missionaries to be reckoned. C. Each such mission may elect one additional Chinese for every five hundred adults in full nembership or for a major fraction thereof. d. At any session of the Council it shall require that a representation from a majority of the missions which have joined this Provincial Council be present to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. e. Any question arising as to the validity of a claini to representation on the Provincial Council shall be decided by the Council.

3. Duties of the Council. – This Provincial Council shall exercise no authority over missions or churches represented in its deliberations. Its discussions and conclusions will only have such weight as their wisdom entitles them to receive, but since the Provincial Council is composed of delegates from the various missions, it is hoped that the discussions will meet with the general approval of the missions and that they will unite in effort to carry out the recommendations of the Council and to realize results that are for the common good.

4. Officers of the Council. The permanent officers of the Provincial Council shall be two presidents, two secretaries and two treasurers.; in each case one Chinese and one foreign. These officers shall be elected by ballot at the close of each regular

session of the Council and shall continue in office until their succes. sors have been elected.

5. Executive Committee. — There shall be an Executive Committee, of which the two presidents, the secretaries and two treasurers shall be exofficio members, and to which three Chinese and three foreign members shall be added by ballot. The Executive Committee shall fill its own vacancies.

Five members of the committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but five votes must be cast for a given object to be carried in the committee. This Executive Committee sliall have power to carry out the will of the Council in all matters not committed to individuals or special committees. It shall have control of all monies contributed for the use of thie Council. It shall be responsible for arranging a programme for the regular meetings of the Council, electing topics for discussion, appointing leading speakers and writers of essays. The Executive Committee sball make careful provision to give opportunity for the introduction into the discussions of topics not appearing on the programme, but such topics must be introduced with the permission of the Executive Committee. An appeal from the decision of that committee may be carried to the Council by a motion supported by seven members.

6. Committees. The Provincial Council shall appoint individuals or committees to undertake specific lines of work in harmony with the object of the union in Christian fellowship and service.

7. Convening of Council.-A regular meeting of this Provincial Council shall be held not less than triennially and not more frequently than annually at the call of the Executive Committee. A special meeting of the Provincial Council may be called by the Executive Committee at the request of one-third of the members of the Provincial Council.

8. Delegates to National Council.The Provincial Council shall appoint delegates to the National Council in accordance with the regulations determined by that body.

9. Revision of Constitution. — It shall require a vote of two-thirds of the membership of any given Council to add to or niodify this Coustitution. Proposed additions or modifications

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