King's Business - 1915-02



low, a Porto Rican, who reminded the worker of Stephen, his form and fiery spirit and burning eyes—and there they met, as if they were old friends. The young cook said, “You are the first Christian man I have met since I left home.” A strange story was told of his conversion yonder in South America, a story of persecution and imprisonment of another fellow Christian while carrying the message of .the cross into the interior. Secretly, day by day, food was supplied this man while in prison, to keep him alive, as poisoned food was given him by the enemy in the Roman church. The keeper of the prison, touched by the pris­ oner’s life, asked, on the man’s release, to be baptized and to have- the privilege of go­ ing with him to the gates of the capital to preach the gospel. This young fellow asked for a Spanish hymn book. He is going to sing to the Spanish sailors. He is going to hold services on board and read to them out of the Gospel and New Testament which was left by the worker. God will do a work on board that ship. Earnest prayer is needed. This is a time of great opportunity. God has servants in obscure corners who put us to sham by their zeal and devotion. Can you see the picture as this young fellow stood before the chief engineer of the steam­ ship witnessing for Christ in a sweet way (though aware that the officer is liis supe.- rior and of a different race), saying, “Chief, you may be a professing Christian, but do you know God?”- version; 1217 men fed since December 8; tracts, gospels, testaments have been largely distributed. The Stimson Sunday School met each Sunday and had a big Christmas dinner. Mr. Mullen’s Bible Class has also had weekly sessions. “G od is love. That divine sentence flashed its message to my will and made me a new man in Christ Jesus. For twenty years 1 have been one of the world’s saddest fail-

willing to accept Christ.” Afterwards, he told of his getting messages right along from his Christian wife, and while a “self- righteous man” say that he was wrong. E ntering the “sailors’ quarters” on a cer­ tain ship, it was found that all of the sailors were natives of the Hawaiian Islands. Only one—a strong, big fellow, and a typical Ha­ waiian—was “at home.” He showed great interest in the literature and said to the worker, “Why don’t you bring us a Bible?” He had wanted one ever since he left the mission school and said that he-was getting away from the teaching there, and didn’t feel satisfied. He was at one time a church member, his people being Christians, but had to confess he wasn’t ‘‘born again.” As best it could be done, the way was opened up and he finally confessed to be willing to accept Christ. Showing him John 5 :24 he read it and said that he believed on the basis of God’s Word alone that he was no more under condemnation. We are praying that God may give him victory in the hard life aboard ship. In parting he said, “Can’t you send me a Bible?” (One will be sent to him at New York.) O n a recent arrival from Costa Rican ports, while giving out “The Word” in Spanish, a man grabbed a Gospel and ran away as he saw the nature of the literature, and brought back a young, fine looking fel­ T HE month of December was a very gra- . cious busy month. We began Decem­ ber 8 to feed men and have had daily over sixty men to accept our hospitality. Our old home was a haven of rest for many a weary man, and a place where some sin-cursed men found Christ, or father Christ found them. We held during the month: 14 street meet­ ings, attendance 1350; 29 mission meetings, attendance 1260; 12 men helped to employ­ ment ; 49 beds given out; 62 professed con­

The Work at Yokefellows’ Hall William Sloan, Superintendent

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