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Handbook, 1909
			

                     A. M. E. Church.                     13

ment from the Woman's Mite Missionary Society showing
receipts and disbursements for the year:
Total receipts for the year ............................. $ 5,686.88
Total expenses for the year .............................   4,337.59

      Bethel Institute, Capetown, South Africa.
  At the Council of Bishops sitting in Jacksonville Florida,
February 1909, Bishop C. T. Shaffer presented the follow-
ing plan for purchasing Bethel Institute, Capetown, South
Africa, to wit: that
   The Financial Department pay .................... $1500.00
   The Church Extension Society ....................  1500.00
   The Missionary Society .......... ...............  1000.00
   The Educational Department ......................  1000.00
       Total ............. ......................... $5000.00
  The Council adopted this proposition and recommended
that the purchase be made through the Church Extension
office; the $5000 to be the first payment, provided satisfac-
tory terms and arrangements could be made for the com-
pletion of the contract at the cost of $12,000.
  The $5000 was made up according to recommendation
and forwarded to Bishop Johnson. Certain technicalities
in regard to settlement have delayed the purchase to this
date. It is hoped, however, it will be consummated soon.
  Communications from Bishop J. Albert Johnson show
wisdom, courage, patience and faith on the part of that
strong episcopate.
  Bishop W. H. Heard has moved his headquarters from
Monrovia, Liberia, to Freetown, Sierra Leone. Mrs. Heard
has returned to America suffering seriously as a result of
African fever. Let us pray for her recovery. We have
little information concerning the movements of Bishop
Heard, but believe him to be laying plans for great work.
He states that the large amounts of money paid him in-
clude salary to the missionaries for months prior to his go-
ing to Africa.
  Certainly the measurement of our support must be en-




			
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Handbook, 1909


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