King's Business - 1915-02



my privilege to minister to people in this way from Maine to California and into Texas and Oklahoma; and there is scarcely a week that I do not have from one to three or four come to my home for advice and counsel and prayer. I n Sacramento my class of from forty to sixty represents seven of the churches of the city, that is principally the young people of these churches. In Stockton I have a class of from fifteen to twenty-five from five of the churches; in San Francisco I have a small class at one of the churches of from eighteen to twenty-five. The interest seems intense among those who come, but the tes­ timony of the members of each class is, “I cannot get many of our people to even de­ sire to come once.” In some instances some have attended once or twice and in a few instances have followed for some weeks, but the persistent teaching of “whole-hearted and willing-hearted response to the teaching of the Bible’s God and Christ” soon causes some to lose interest and finally they stop altogether. having heard the message here, are brought face to face with things of God and the claims of Christ—and “His Word shall not return unto Him void.” A n intelligent looking ipan of high posi­ tion was found in his neatly and well fur­ nished cabin aboard the ship. On the wall were pictures of his wife and family, and he was reading when the worker entered. As the nature of the visit was made known, the man laid aside all things and showed a readiness to listen to more of the story the worker told. “I have been thinking very much lately about eternal things and God. and only this morning my wife wrote and told me of the services she attended in New York, and what the ‘preacher’ had to say. I came to the conclusion I must become a Christian and am glad you came, and I am

seems to be reaching and blessing many in the community. T he one place where sustained and grow­ ing interest seems to be apparent is at San Quentin, where I have between eighty and one hundred fifty every week. I have an enrolled class of ninety or more with con­ stant additions each week. The percentage of men losing their zeal for the study of the Word is not as apparent in the prison class as in the others, although there are a few who lapse even there. Many instances might be cited whereby individuals have been brought into very intimate fellowship with God through the study these two years. M y correspondence each month with peo­ ple who have been touched by the ministry of the past years, and who are still anxious to know His will and do it, but who be­ cause of the awful apostacy of these last days are appalled and shocked at the row­ ing indifference everywhere, is filled with heart cries for help, and it is and has been F OR ihe year 1915 with its great oppor­ tunities (if the Lord tarries; much prayer is needed. Pray earnestly for the workers and the widely distributed Word of God. To work in this department is to be where the fight is hottest, and where one has to bear the brunt of the onslaughts of Satan. The fighting line fronts not only the local heathendom, but also the camps of Satan ol all countries beyond the sea. Here one meets the stranger, and here often he is touched for the first time in his life with the gospel message. One year of service here brings vast opportunities, and it has been a source of joy during 1914 to count the many blessings received from Him, and faith grows more firm and deep in the con­ sciousness that a vast number of people,

The Work in Los Angeles Harbor Oscar Zimmerman, Superintendent

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