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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1883)
Letter From Seattle.
S eattle , W. T., Jan. 1, 1882.
Thinking that a few words from
this part would be of interest to
your many readers, I take this
privilege of informing you that we
are in the land and among the liv-
ing and that God is blessing us in
our labors. ■'-y •
The work is progreasing as well
as could be expected under the
present circumstances. Our greatest
trouble is to find a place of worship.
We have been turned out of the
bouse that we formerly occupied
and at the present are meeting in
the Y. M. C. A. rooms. Should we
be compelled to leave thin place we
would be compelled to adjourn our
meeting until our church is com
pleted. We feel that there is a
work before us. We expect to ac
complish much during the present
the first Lord’s day of. last- month
and one more was added to the
church, making the good confession.
We trust that brighter days will
dawn on us if we only trust in him
who hath said, “ I will be with you
always, even to the end of the
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beyond the river of death, and by fact that a very large portion of
his labors here the cause of Christ that money had squeezed the bread
is greatly strengthened. lie also and meat right out of the mouths
called the brethren together and of many poor children and mothers
argan ¡yjfil.iLM.imwjlA,IX ClHi>Lel'ation of thjy» city by allowing over 150
We have employed Bro. J. M. Jones iinprincipie'ii men, arm€?T
formerly of Boise Walley, I. T., to city license, a pack of card.^ and a
labor as an evangelist ill Union jug of whisky, to carry on a" saloon
county, for the ensuing year. Bro. business to ruin thousands. ,
I have been a reader of the
Jones is also an able proclaimer ol
the word of God and with his as T hristtan H erald about one year
sista n ce we anticip at e a glo r ious an.I had about concluded to stop
the paper. When Bro. Davidson
came to me last week soliciting a
In hope of heaven,
renewal of the paper, I told him 1
J esse I mbler .
would consider the matter, but I
and send one new subscriber to the
H erald , and thereby strengthen
the cause of Christ and temperance.
R eader .
Churrh of Chrlat • •I Oregon.
W. 11. Adams, Portland
Henry Shaille, Portland
I. G. Davidson. Portland
8. M. Hubbard, Amity..
B. Wolverton, Corvallis.
.. Vice President.
• ..('or. Secretary.
report of cor . secretary of the
missionary board .
Bro. J. F.
Report of the Year’s Work of J had so i
not read so many. Since I have from the Missionary Convention, I
D amascus , O r ,
Dec. 27, 1882.
given the paper a very careful
perusal, ami my decision is, that I
will pay Bro. Davidson and con
tinue it, for the paper is. full ¿f bold
outspoken Christian sentiments
that will build up and strengthen
every reader, if rightly applied.
Last week two articles were worth
the price of the paper. This week
Dear Bro. Floyd:
I will give you a report of my
labors as a preacher, although 1
support myself and family on the
farm. I spend each Lord’s day
talking to the people, the congrega-
tiougenerallylieing.. good. ..Since .1
Jan. 1, 1882, there has been. 30 t o l as t. - I hav e n o- sp ac e f o r eom-
added to the Church of Christ; 16
ments. Let me mention a few,
by confession and baptism, and 14
first, “ Adulteration of Intelligence,”
from other sources. There have
from the North American Review,
been three removed by death, ’some
showing that hundreds of the great
three removed to other parts to re | leading papers sell themselves to
side, which leaves us a net gain of some of the great monopolies of the
24. Received for my labor $G5,
nation. ..Next, an article on the
and have had not one sermon from
“ Abomination ” of the practice of
any one else to my knowledge in preachers putting themselves on
the past twelve months.
The trial, suffering all the cold criticism
Letter From Bro. Imbler.
brethren are at peace among them
of the public. Also a short letter
S ummerville , O r .
selves, but there is not that zeal
by Bro. Hubbard; permit me to
that should exist amon£ the child quote one short paragraph from it,
Perhaps a few items from this ren of God. There is a great field
part of the country would be of in here uncultivated, neighborhoods “ We need here ¿nd the woi Id needs
terest to your many readers. After where there is no preaching of any less human creeds, but more of the
a long, dark night has passed over kind. There is work enough in Ione, muscle and sinew of an
the church in this valley, many of this county (Clackamas) for two or efficient Christianity,* a Christ that
our hearts are now made glad by three g<Mxl preachers x>f the Word, will lift struggling humanity to a
seeing the glorious day of Chris and the people are willing to hire higher plane of pure thought and
tianity dawn once more. Some too. It seems to me that souls are pure life.”
Then, wli0h reading that article
time ago, try father, who is now just about as precious in these parts
by Bro. Spriggs, in memoiy of the
near 79 years old came to the con as elsewhere. Will some one look
useful life of our worthy Sister
clusion that he wanted to be at one after our needs ?
Adams, of Salem, thoughts came
more good meeting before his death
Yours in hope of immortality,
rushing to me. After spending a life
and accordingly he at his own ex
G. P. R ich .
time here, shall it be said as of our
pense sent for Bro. C. J. Wright of
beloved Sister Adams, that all her
Spokan Co., W. T, who arrived
Letter from Portland.
life was spent in doing good ?
here Nov. 24th, and began preach
Being so well acquainted with her
P ortland , O r .,
ing for us the same night. The
family connection—brother and
meeting continued ten days, re
sisters at St. Helens, and sisters in
sulting in the organization of a Bro. Floyd:
this city—let us all imitate the
congregation of disciples with 20
Perhaps a few lines from this city virtues of
Sister Adams, and be
charter members, and 6 by confes may interest some.
ready to meet her in a better
sion and baptism.
In closing up the year I saw in world.
Bro. Wright is an able man; our daily papers the report from
I heard the editor, Bro. Floyd,
one that can portray the Gosjxd in ] the Pedie« - - CtHiH
its ancient purity arid simplicity. SI,GOO1 had teen collected in old subject of Faith, that strength
He has, can, and is doing a great tines- for disorderly conduct» and ened me very much in the faith
work for the good Master. He no that nine-tenths of it was for taught in the word of God.
doubt will win thit unfading crown drunkenness. It is a lamentable
Let me say to evsry reader, try
send you, for publication, a report
of pledges for the work during
1883. As the report in the pro
ceedings of the Convention was
liable to mislead as to whether the
stated sums were quarterly or
yearly, I will combine them.
.1 n net ion
Clear Lake or Irvin 3 (M)
3 00 -
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Stayton, quarterly collections.
J. W. Cowls and wife, McMinnville
J. M. l’owell, I^ebauon.......................
Mrs. F. F. Windhom...........................
H, Davidson............ ...............
Miss Josie Basket............ ’................. .
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Bro. P. R. Burnett will begin a
series of meetings at Forest Grove
on the 25th of this month. He
will l>e assisted part of the time by
Bro. G. R. Edmunds. Brethren,
pray for the. success of the Master’s
cause under the ministration of
these brethren, and the zealous
cooperation of the noble few living
in and near Forest Grove.
THE CORVALLIS CHURCH HOUSE.
Please publish the following col
lections for the church building at
Jonathan Tedd............... -............ . 810
J. W. Cowles...................................
Mrs. L M. Cow lea ....................... .. 6
C. A. Wallace...................................
W. C. Mason................................... . 2
B ruce W olverton ,
Cor. Sec. of Board.
“ ’Tie the season for kindling the
fire of hospitality in the hall, * *
the genial flame of charity in the
heart.”— Wuehinyton Irviny.