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Sherman, Texas Deo. 16, 1920.
Dea* folks at home,t
boy It has been vety gratifying to
have the boys come'to me,sinoe they heard I was leaving,
and try to get me to reconsider. They also say
they don't blame me for they understand perfectly
Just what I habe hao to contend with. I think Dr C.
now realises that he.aoted the tyrant with the wrong
oustomear ad wishes he had it all to do over. As
soon as he
am it wasn't working he treated re so
tha it made it all the worse to think
he wasso brasenly using politics on *e.
Wow thai I am going -somewhere"
I am faoe to face with 'where?'. The Gainesville
hurrh. ip calling me and the Crosbyton oburoh is open.
I hee thought a good deal aiout going to Mexico as
a Missionary and h ae advised with Dr.Wharton and
others at'out it. Mexioo is a ripe field juas now,
with its new political outlook and better economio
conditions, and our own territory there a ohoioe seetion
of the country without half enough missionaries.
To my mind NOW is the time of all times for our work
in Mexioo. he appeal is one of the greatest in all
the world,and certainly greater than it has ever been
before from that particular country.
On the other hand, I hafe had 5
years pastoral training,and am. past the ate where my
talents may be trained for the distinotive work of a
foreign aisesionary very easily, and the question is
would it be'right to -throw away this valuable training
in the pastorate, and at my .agerisk a somewhat differ
ent training in Mixioo? If I were-at the very
beginning afain with all the'knowledge I hahe of the
missionary situation and the appeal should come to
me As it does now there would be absolutely no question
as towhere I would go. Any way I haie been
taking Spanish this year to prepare myself if God
should call. I am very muoh in prayer and will be
until this ie settled, and I am going to take plenty
of timo for the decision, and I want you to ,all pray
--for me that I say doeexaetly whaf God would hamse me
do. se oatan d willareveal RMi will,and I feel tha*
net two or three weeks will be the supreme time
of my life to exeapify that fact. May. I be perfectly
submiesive to HIS will during this time.
I oanet some home Christmas, but
will try to get hoae later on to see you..
--^^ f '' ELots of love, .;
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