Journal of the Central Texas Conference, First Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 33
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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL.
ference, has become on organic part of the church, and now under the leader-
ship of Dr. Jno. M. Moore promises large results. No greater problem con-
fronts the Church than saving America, the base of operations, the Home Land.
America saved means the evangelization of the world in this generation.
We pledge Dr. Moore our hearty co-operation in his stupendous task. May
the great Head of the Church lead on to victory.
The Women's Societies under the new regime since the General Conference
i working beautifully. While some were anxious and fearful they realize
the divine hand more and more in the direction of these affairs. The Foreign
department reports within the bounds of this Conference as follows: Adult
auxiliaries 70, members 1,970. Young Peoples' and Juvenile Societies 22,
members 50; new Societies 7. Total membership 2,510. Scholarships sup-
Sported 32, Bible Women 10, Missionaries supported in the Foreign field 7,
'ponies raised $9,091.84.
The Secretary of the Laymen's Movement, Dr. C. F. Reid, sends an encour-
Uiging note of victory. We are pleased also that Judge W. E. Williams has
Ten re-elected Conference Lay Leader. The declaration of purpose from
se consecrated laymen again fixes the amount of their pledge at $10,00O
Iotthis year to be directed by the Home and General Boards.
S'his is apportioned to each district, according to resolution adopted by the
Conference, on the scale adopted for the assessments.
^ Of this pledge of last year they have raised $4,949.44. Of this amount
3 191.35 was directed by the donors, leaving nearly $3,000 to be applied to
sa ries of our Missionaries among the foreigners and the Port Work at
i% Our nditures for that work last year was $6,000.
!%There isn urgent call for more laborers in this field. The last six years
tide of immigration has brought to America more than an average of a
million immigrants a year. Last year more than 600,000 were lost to the
church of Rome by immigration. Their membership in this country only
increased a little more than 100,000. Five hundred thousand were lost and
ll drift into infidelity if Protestant Christianity does not give them the
gospel . There must be no retrograde movement.
'The General Board has made an assessment of $1,950 for the Home Depart-
ment which we cheerfully accept. The assessment for Foreign Missions this
,year is $14,200 and the assessment for Domestic Missions by this Board ts
~$16,000. If we add the assessment of the Home Department of $1,950, the
tetal assessment for Domestic Missions is $17,950.
These assessments have teen apportioned to the several districts according
to scale adopted by the Conference.
(See Table of Assessments.)
The following aPprOp1 ations have been made:
Brownwo -t'2strict. Zephyr
Brownv-- - - --strict, -Zephyr .......................................... 2 00.00
-BrontT:e - :-....-.... ... ......$390.00 Cisco District.
Indian Creek ............................ 100.00
Gouldbusk ....................i............... ........ $200.00
Noltdbusk .... .. ............. 15o$200.00
NortonCISCO M --------------------Cisco M. --------- 200.00
Norton------------ .............. 150.00 Desdemona ...... . 100.00
Robert Lee .. 100.00 Kokom100.00
Talpa i 2 ...-------------................... 100.00
Winchen"ll. --.-.-."---- 200.00 Wayland -.-- .....------------.. 100.00
...... 200.00 Presiding Elder ....450.00
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, First Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1910; Waco, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49824/m1/33/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.