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Handbook, 1909
			


                        A. M. E. Church.                          135

greatly needs more monetary assistance than South Africa can give
it at present.
  I have been three times in O. R. C.--or to be precise-Orange River
Colony.  Our work there thrives encouragingly under the vigorous
leadership of Reverend Abel Gabashane, the presiding elder, a good
linguist and zealous worker.
  The work  in Pondoland; Basoutaland, Griqualand, east has gone
forward considerably in the past year; we are hoping to be able to get
teachers for schools there; the language difficulties are not easily
overcome and so perplex us not a little. I hope to spend March and
April of 1910 there, and May and June in Rhodesia and Transvaal;
if I can stretch my salary to that limit, as traveling in South Africa
is a large item of expense, especially off the "beaten paths."
  The joint session of the Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and
Natal Conferences held in Aliwal Monto in December was full of
interest. A  clergyman of the Dutch Reformed Church        visited and
addressed our conference in very fraternal terms and asked for one
of our ministers to be sent to preach to his people on Sunday night.
We sent Rev. E. Jonas a native of Hottentot blood, who reflected
credit upon the Church and natives. He has been carefully trained
in the Moravian schools; he uses elegant Dutch.
  The imperfect statistics show that for the year 1909 the totals
are:
  Members ---------------------------------------------           8221
  Probationers ------------------------------------------       2412
  Conversions -------------------------------------------         1238
  Traveling Preachers present at last conference. ---------------  110
  Local Preachers ----------------------------------------- 459
  Exhorters-------------------------------------------437
  Our hope is that this year we shall be able to afford a printed min-
ute.
  There are about 180 students attending Bethel Institute; we have a
staff of four teachers there.
  I have the deed of transfer to the Bethel Institute property in my
possession, which reads as follows:
   "In full and free property, to and on behalf of the Right Reverend
John Albert Johnson in his capacity as the resident agent and trustee
in this city, of the Board of Church Extension Society of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church as incorporated under the laws of the
State of Pennsylvania in the United States of America, his successors or
assigns." No native or local trustees being recognized. There are to be
three additional payments of $2500 each, on the first day of March in




			
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Handbook, 1909


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