King's Business - 1915-04

The emperor of Japan has given $25,000 toward equipping Dr. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokio. Chief Kanjundu of Chiyuka, W. A., is a Christian, an elder, and a fine preacher who plies his gift even when journeying through his realm. The vice-president of the Chinese Re­ public, a Christian, exhorts missionaries to warn the Church at home that five years from now their critical opportunity will have past. It is “now or never’’ with China. The Baptist' Home and Foreign Boards which were in debt $279,000 a year ago by diligent and united efforts have realized all that deficit and left $118,000 to the good. John D. Rockefeller took care of the first $ 100 , 000 . The Sunday school children of Tokio sent up a great balloon bearing a streamer on which thousands could read, “G od I s L ove ." In “Christian” Europe they are sent up proclaiming with exploding bombs that man has quite other sentiments. Immense sales of Bible portions are re­ ported from Korea. During three months of 1914 four men sold 10,000 Gospels in the field over which Rev. Charles Allen Clark had charge. The total number of Gospels and other^portions sold in the na­ tion during the year was about 1,100,000. As a result of a “revival” in a Chinese school (at Taiku, Shansi) out of 125 stu­ dents 58 professed conversion, 28 pledged their lives to Gospel preaching, 29 joined the church, on the last Sunday of the meet­

ings and many gave their names as being desirous of further light. A Korean preacher in Seoul was cast into prison because his son had committed an offense. He was put into a cell.along with eighteen criminals, and kept there for five qionths without opportunity to clear himself. When he came out at the end of five months the eighteen' criminals were eighteen Christians. This remarkable in­ stance of devotion related by Dr. Heber Jones, one of the first missionaries to Korea before the Presbyterian Board, was given, says the “Presbyterian,” not as a solitary, extraordinary specimen, but as a type of Korean Christianity.— Selected.

India has: 315.000. 000 population. 200.000. 000 Hindoos. 50.000. 000 outcasts. 60.000. 000 Mohammedans. 246.000. 000 illiterates. 3.000. 000 Christians. 40.000. 000 secluded women. 25.000. 000 widows.

2.500.000 widows under ,ten years old. 14.000 widows under four years old. 25.000. 000 lepers. 320.000.

000 gods. 300 languages and dia­

lects .—India Alliance.

The loyalty of the black Christians of the Ogowe valley in French Kongo is very touching, writes a missionary. A very use­ ful catechist has been receiving a “salary of $7 a month, paid by his tribesmen, the Mpongwe. But when he found that the European missionaries resident among them were having their salaries reduced, he voluntarily gave up $2 of his monthly pay in order that the native churches might

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