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From Bro. T. F. Campbell.
and hold a meeting of days. We
were not able to make any pro
mises, as we were not decided as to
our future course.
A t the close of the meeting I
went aboard of the Belle Memphis,
one of the Anchor Line of magni
ficent steamers, an«l reached Vicks
burg Monday morning. Hence by
railroad to Brandon, where 1 found
some of my relatives with whom I
tarried all night. I arrived at my
old home on Thursday. My health
The greeting in every letter
love to all the brethren,
T. F. C ampbell .
The cause is doing well at most
of the points of labor, yet much
work is necessary, an«I much dili-
gence on the part of the brethren.
The cause is by no means self-
sustaining ; and the preacher that
comes here expecting to be sus
tained. in material things will be
disappointed, yet the brethren are
working nobly in finances an«l are
doing fully as much in proportion
to their means as in ol«ler fields.
Much sacrifice is necessary both on
the part of the brethren and the
preachers. Preachers must farm or
follow some secular pursuits in con
nection with preaching until the
cause is self-sustaining.
T. M. M organ .
C ato , R ankin C o ., M iss .,
"- Jan. 22, 1883.
Bro. D. Stump:
D ear S ir ,—When 1 arrived at
Lakeport, in Chicot county, Ar
kansas, some three hundred miles
below Memphis, I found that bad
weather and other unavoidable de
lays had prevented the completion
of the building I was to dedicate.
Nevertheless I delivered four dis
courses in the parlor of Sister
Johnson, whose youngest son, an«l
only member of the family not.
previously baptized, made con
Letter from Bro. Morgan.
fession, and was buried with Christ
by baptism. I delivered two dis
E den V alley , W. T.,
Letter from Bro. Hubbard.
courses also at Lakevillage, the
Jan. 2, 1883.
county seat, twelve miles from Editor Herald :
A mity , O r , Jan. 29, 1883
Lakeport. Bro, Turner, who went
Winter is in full blast and the Bro. J. F. Floyd:
with me from Memphis, preached
one discourse here an«l one at Lake Palouse is noted are glittering with
of man, as upon all His other works,
port to the white people in their white, brilliant and sparkling
in eternal letters the mysterious
- churches, of which they have four neath the radiance of heaven’s sun.
word “-change.” Each stage of
or five in that community. He ha«l Grand and sublime are these
development is brought about by a
been a missionary among them in famous hills which, in winter, are
birth into new experiences. There
Memphis for several years, anil un- wrapt in their snowy mantle and
are .peaceful births of this nature,
derstool them better than I did. in spring and summer in green
the soul is scarcely
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Nevertheless I preache«l to them sward. Cold it is i
at times, the '’cohscious of the change, until it
twice in their own church build thermometer registering 3G and 40
stands al>ove itself of yesterday^
ings. I shall speak of them in degrees below zero at one time in
new-born and exulting in the con
January, yet the atmosphere was sciousness of fresh power for the
Bro. Turner was a great ai«l to
calm and people were seen driving battle of life. And, there are also,
me, as he is master of music and
with exultant speed with jingling soul-births, the fruit of stem ad
Jed in singing I ha«l not realized
sleighbells as though the cold was versity. When, through mighty
so fully that I w as amongst southern
nothing. We have had snow since throes of anguish, the soul dies to
people until I enjoyed the hospitali
Christmas, which has increased the old, and comes into the new
ties of Ford, the Johnsons, Worth
from time to time, until it now lies life flooded with divine light and
ington, Gen. Reynolds, Valantine
in drift to the depth of several feet power. Such are the changes that
an«l others of this community.
on north ' - hill
- - - sides and
-- ---- 12 come to every soul, and.there must
‘Everything al toutthem is dope up
inches on level ground notwith be birth after birth, and death after
on the broa«l gauge with palace
standing there has been but few death, ere the spirit is fitted for the
cars. They live in a princely man
daysof uncomfortably cold weather. wondrous birth into the perfect
ner and entertain their guests in a
Bro. C. J. Wright commenced a life of heaven beyond the shadowy
style which even the ravages of
war and the desolations of over protracted meeting in Eden Valley portals we call death. These are
flow have not been able to destroy. on Saturday before the-2nd Lord’s some of the facts which come to
We dined at tables elegantly fur «lay in Jan; an«l continue«l over two me over and over again as the days
nished with silver and china, from Lord’s days including our coldest come and go. May the Lor<? help
which were served five or six nights with good attendance and a us all that we may so number our
courses, commencing with soup ami good degree of interest. Although days that we may apply our hearts
fish and ending with coffee. The suffering intense pain from his unto wisdom.
There is considerable sickness in
intermediate dishes of fowl and broken bones yet he preached with
our county. Last Lord’s day 1
flesh, of cake and fruit, of pastry, great power.
At the close of the meeting preached in the Baptist house of
salad and wine, (I am sorry to say)
with rarest desert, I could not (which resulted in three accessions i worship for Bro. Russ who is quite
enumerate without a bill of fare by commendation) he thought it ne sick. Next Sunday I have been in
before me,. And yet we almost cessary to visit the physician and vited to preach in the Christian
lose sight of the luxuries of the have his shoulder examined which church.
tablé in the easy flow of conversa- ‘W.ftièd’to be out of proper position. —Al mo s t-every day I hear some
^¡MLtbe sparkling wit and pleasant It-being found again disjointed it reader of the H erald extolling it
^repartee characteristic of this wras necessary again to replace it and its editor. May it ever be a
light-hearted, noble people. They which was another serious and bond of union and brotherhood in
insisted with much earnestness that painful operation. At last accounts our State.
we should return, when the church it was doing well and he was
building is ready to be occupied, preaching every night.
S. M. H ubbard .
Letter from Bro. Osborn.
S eattle , W. T.,
Feb 7, 1883.
We notice«l an article in your
last issue on the wants of this
coast, an«l it is needless. for me to
attempt to tell you our wants here
on the Sound, for you are familiar
with them. We want both money
an«I laborers. We have no preach
ing ; but we do as did the disciples
of old, assemble on the first day of
the week to break bread; and
there is no congregation getting
along any better than we are con
sidering our circumstances. Our
meetings are vvell attended. Oh
each Lord’s day we select a sub
ject for the following, and in this
way we make it interesting for all.
We would like veiy much to have
a goo«l preacher. O, how well we
woul«l love once more to hear the
ringing df ETTe Gospel l#ell ; we
have l>een deprived of that blessed ' .
privilege for almost three years.
We ha«l a goo«l meeting on last
Lord’s «lay, and two were added to
the church. We had a business
meeting last evening and decided
to build a church house 28 by 44
feet, and also elected our trustees,
an«l Is'gan work to-day. We ex
pect to be able to occupy it in six
weeks if it is the Lord’s will, and
if arty of the good brethren in
Oregon feel able to give us a help
ing ha ml it will be thankfully re
ceived, and nobody needs it any
worse than we do.
Our Sunday-school is in good
working order, and is a school that
we may well be proud of. What a
glorious privilege it is that we can
look back upon the past an«l say,
We have done some good for the
Master’s cause ; and should we not
be more faithful in discharging
those duties that becometh the
children of God ?
Then, as laborers under the
Master of the great universe, let us
be more careful in sowing the seed
that we may reap that abundant
harvest and, at last, when life’s
labors are ended, we will receive
that crown that fadeth not away.'
J. W. O sborn .
Report from Bro. Parks.
T ay , L ane C o ., O r ,
. Feb. 6, 1883.
Bro. J. F. Floyd :
D ear S ir ,—Bro. R. G. Callison
closed a meeting at this place on
last Lord’s day. There was, con
sidering the very chilly atmosphere,
good aad attentive audiences. Re«