King's Business - 1915-02



work of a Boundary Commission, had held the Turks back from further trespass upon territory claimed by Persia. It is possible that the new extension of hostilités may lead to the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Urumia to Khol and Tabriz, in which case Kurdish and Turkish troops might come down from the mountains to Urumia. It is not like­ ly, however, that either in Tabriz or Urumia conditions can be as dis­ turbed as they have been in past years, as, for example, during the Kurdish invasion of Urumia, or the revolu­ tion in Tabriz, at which times the missionaries remained undisturbed in their stations and found only en­ larged opportunities, especially for the work in the mission hospitals and in friendly encouragement of the Chris­ tian population. If, however, the mis­ sionaries in Urumia should deem it wise to remove to Tabriz, they have full authority to do so and probably will be able to cross the lake by steam­ boat without the tedious overland journey necessary in earlier days.

alone braved a number of Mohamme­ dan clergy of the city in the Sabzi Meidan, in the midst of the bazaar district, in his witness for Christ. To­ day his neighbors in the same fanati­ cal part of the city, two miles from the mission premises, show him every respect, confidence and even affection, and he looks forward to the fulfill­ ment of his dreams that the whole of his little street may be known as Christian Street.” The new developments which have brought Turkey into the war have not as yet affected, although it is pos­ sible that they may affect, some sec­ tions of Persia. There is no likelihood that conditions in Central and East­ ern Persia will be altered, but in the province of Azerbaijan, touching Russia in the north and Turkey in the west, the new war conditions may seriously affect Persia, this section of Persia being already occupied by Rus­ sia without the destruction of the Persian forms of government and this occupation having kept the Kurds quiet, and, in conjunction with the

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T Into me, who am the least of all saints, is this grace given, that 1 should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, might be made known by the church, the manifold wisdom of God. —. Eph. 3:8-10.

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