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Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Convention of the Ohio Conference Branch Woman's Mite Missionary Society Held in Brown's Chapel, A.M.E. Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 26th to July 2, 1917
			

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stand still, either go forward or we will find ourselves slip-
ping back. Let our aim be the best in a business way.
 Sixth. I am particularly gratified with the harmony that
exists between us all as co-workers. There can be no
trouble along this line if we let Christ be first. Not what
I wish, but what would Christ have me do.
  Not my feelings, my honor, my ambitions, but a constant
prayer that our lives may be used of Him in His way. The
disturbance in the camps is all too often caused by hiding
the "golden wedge" of in the likeness of self. Let us lose
sight of self if we are not working for the building up of
the kingdom of our God and His Christ let us seek another
channel other than the missionary society to let our per-
sonal notions run riot.
  I am reminded that it was just thirty-three years ago
last May since less than a dozen women met in Washing-
ton, D. C., obedient to a direct call as set forth by Mrs.
Mossell, wife of our missionary then to Hayti, and urged
by some of the brethren, especially Bishops Shorter, Camp-
bell and Tanner. There was Mrs. Mary Campbell, Mrs.
Maria Shorter, Mrs. M. L. Brown, Mrs. C. M. Burly and
others in that first missionary meeting.
  As Elisha's servant, they might have looked on the task,
shook their heads and said, Alas, my master! how shall we
do.  But he opened their eyes, that trusting, working little
band, and they declared themselves ready to undertake a
 greatwork, to help evangelize the world and especially
Hatyi, that part of the world from which the direct call
had come. Here we have all the necessary conditions for
the growth of a good work, viz.: Information as to the
need, inspiration of a few to undertake it, and how few
they were. Other women save those must have had an op-
portunity to obey this call, but perhaps they may have
been busy with other things.
  How wonderfully hath God wrought according to our
latest Quadrennial Report we find we have
  Thirty conference branches, 902 auxiliaries, 22,000 mem-
bers and adherents and 335 juveniles Collected by these
women for the four years ending October, 1915, $77,173.42.
  There are other items I hope I may live to see added to
this report, reading something like this:
  Missionaries supported.
  Number of teachers in schools.
  Medical missionaries and trained nurses.




			
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Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Convention of the Ohio Conference Branch Woman's Mite Missionary Society Held in Brown's Chapel, A.M.E. Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 26th to July 2, 1917

Date:  07/02/1917


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