The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, May 21, 1909 Page: 2 of 4
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Published every Friday during the
school year by the Student's Associa-
tion of Southwestern University.
Address all communications to
Megaphone, Georgetown, Texas.
THE STUDENT VOLUN
The Student Volunteer Move-
ment had its rise in the summer
of 1886 at Mt. Hermon, Mass. in
connection with the first inter-
the | national Christian student con-
ference ever held. The move-
Hi3 altar, and to have a share,
as the opportunity shall be given
us, in the work of spreading this
movement and satisfying the
yearnings of our waiting Lord?
MISS TRULIE RICHMOND IN BRAZIL
All who met Miss Richmond
ment assumed organized form in j 'ast year when she came here to j
Entered as second-class mail matter
Sept. 26, 1907, at the post-office at
Georgetown, Texas, under the act of
Congress of March 3, 1879.
All matter for publication must be
in the hands of the Editor by 4 p. m.
Thursday. Don't forget to sign your
name to what you hand in.
J. FISHER SIMPSON, Editor-in-Chief
Ernest S. Sansom,
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L. E. Dudley,
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Reporters—Misses Kitty McKen-
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MAY 21, 1909.
MISSION BAND STAFF.
L. H. ROBINSON,
Miss Aliee Shuford,
C. H. Thomas,
Miss Me-*' Morris,
G. W. Vaught,
We should feel some need of
an introduction to our readers if
we were conducting this issue
of the Megaphone in the interest
of our organization alone, for we
are aware that some of our stu-
dents have not a very distinct
idea of the nature and purpose
of the Volunteer Mission Band,
if indeed they are aware of its
existence. The purpose of this
issue is not to advertise our or-
ganization, but to place the Mis-
sion cause before our readers.
So we hope to attract your at-
tention to this great opportunity
for service that is offered to ev-
ery college student of today, to
take part in the great forward
movement of Missions, either as
a worker in the field, or what is
second only to that, as an active
sympathizer of the Mission cause,
working in the home land and
holding up the home end of Mis-
sion work, supporting those who
are in the fighting line. So we
invite your serious attention to
the various phases of Missionary
activity as presented by our con-
tributors, that you may help to
bring about the end for which
we labor "The evangelization of
the world in this generation."
You are not up-to-date unless
you know something about Mis-
sions. Read some of the new
books, the very latest—north-
east corner of the Library.
1888, just twenty-one years ago.
Today it is recognized as one of
the most influential factors in
the missionary life of the
The movement is strictly a
student movement, and is the
only organization which has
shown itself fully adapted to
cultivate the student field for
missions. It is in no sense a
missionary board. It never has
sent out a missionary, and it
Special Editor never will. But it is the ser-
Athletic Editor j vant of the missionary societies
Personal Editor and the recruiting office for mis-
The four-fold purpose of this
movement is (1) to lead students
to a thorough consideration of
the claims of Foreign Missions
upon them as a life work; (2) to
foster the purpose of all student
volunteers by guiding and
stixnulating them in mission
study, and in work for missions
before they pass under the im-
mediate direction of the mission
boards; (3) to unite all volunteers
in an organized and aggressive
movement; (4) to create and
maintain an intelligent interest
in foreign missions among the
students who are to remain in
the home land, in order that
they may back up the great en-
terprise with their prayeisB
gifts and efforts.
Possibly some are puzzled as
to the real meaning of the
Student Volunteer Movement.
Although there are many who
regard us as possessed of a
strange delusion, as followers of
what though it be a noble
dream, will turn out to be but a
dream, however, to the great
world that lies out before us it
has quite a different meaning.
Can we tell fully what it means
to the little groups witnessing
for Christ in China, Korea,
Japan, Africa, and the other
non-Christian lands? Surely it
is not a dream to them.
The movement has its mean-
ing not only to the volunteer and
the poor heathen but also to
Christ. Nineteen hundred years
ago out of Glory Divine into
human need he came, taking the
form of a servant and becoming
obedient to death, even'the death
of the cross, to begin the great
work which the movement is
now carrying out. When he
left us he commanded us to "go
into all the world" and promised
to be with us always. With this
meaning, the purpose of the
movement is to carry out in this
generation, this last injunction
of our Lord. And, now, if it
means all this to us and to Him,
and to those for whom he died,
is there one of us who does not
wish, with complete abandon of
what we have and all we have
hoped to be, to lay ourselves on
:v"S - ■ --
Georgetown will be glad to hear
something from her since she
has reached her field of work.
The following is an extract from
a letter written by her soon after
she reached Brazil:
"I am in Piracicaba with Miss
Stradley, as I suppose you know,
and we often talk of Georgetown
and mutual friends there. Tell
the volunteers there that Brazil
is begging for them to come and
teach her of Christ.
"We hear so much about Korea
and China being ready for the
gospel, ripe unto the harvest, I
want to say that in these few
days I have seen how ripe Brazil
is also. There is not a city in
the country where our workers
would not be1* welcomed with
open arms, in fact they are beg-
ging for them to come. At our
conference in July, one city even
sent a member of its city coun-
cil to petition the conference to
send them a minister and teach-
ers, and offered to give them one
of the^finest locations in the city
with workmen and building ma-
terials for the erection of either
a church or school, or both. But
it could not be accepted for we
have not even workers for the
work we already have open.
Even here in the finest school in
Jfte ^ole,Rtaiptry we a/e using
teachers who have not even fin-
ished our course of study. But
what else can we do? We must
have teacher^ and have them at
once! Our ministers are just as
busy, one map often serving a
city church of several hundred
members, acting as presiding el-
der for a large district thatoften
takes him awpy from home for a
month at a time.
"Oh, as I think of these things,
I just wish that I might again
speak to those volunteers in
Georgetown, for I am sure God
wants many of them right here.
And I am praying that many of
them will receive definite calls
to Brazil and, come to our aid
soon. I am so very happy here."
Nov. 3, 1908.
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Simpson, J. Fisher. The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, May 21, 1909, newspaper, May 21, 1909; Georgetown, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth401163/m1/2/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.