Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 46
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46 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
payments of last year. This is doubtless due in large measure
to the wide spread droughty conditions throughout the Con-
Prosperity has attended the work of the Board in all the
fields in which we have missions planted. In some of these
fields our prosperity embarrasses us.
In Mexico and Cuba, disturbed conditions have greatly re-
tarded the work, but our missionaries have been faithful and
remained at their post, except when the Board has deemed it
wise to recall them.
The pathfinders, Bishop W. R. Lambuth of our Church and
Prof. J. W. Gilbert of the C. M. E. Church, are now en route to
the distant Batetele tribe, forty days journey above navigation
on the Lower Congo. Go read the providential openings; the
preservation of our Missionaries, their reception by this Chief
and his earnest entreaty to them to return, and with devout
thanksgiving, plead that the great Head of the Church may lead
in all things in planting and conducting this Mission.
During 1912, thirty Missionaries have been sent out eleven
men and nineteen women-and sixty-one thousand dollars were
expended in buildings and equipments.
We are pleased to report that the sixty-nine Missionaries
operating under this Conference Board, have been successful in
their respective fields; souls have been converted, backsliders
reclaimed and the material interests advanced. These Mis-
sionaries have had their drafts paid punctually, notwithstanding
the fact that we have operated on borrowed money. The total
amounts paid on your assessment, $18,000.00, was $14,757.00,
leaving a deficit of $3,242.14, and this is $1,294.00 less than last
On the assessment of $4,600,00 for the Home Department, you
have paid $3,771.46, leaving a deficit of $828.54. Checks for the
above and also for the amount paid for Foreign Missions have
been handed to Dr. Pinson.
Report of the Women's Missionary Society has been for-
warded your Board, and the following facts are gleaned in the
There are 185 Auxiliaries, with 4,883 members. There are
1,355 members in the Junior and Young Peoples Societies.
Amount of money paid for dues, $4,247.30. Amount of pledge,
$2,663.61, and for Conference Specials, $1,852.55. Total $8,763.46.
In the Foreign Department, there are 4,350 members; 36 new
adult auxiliaries, 2 young people's and 3 Junior divisions have
been organized; four Missionaries, 35 scholarships and 12 Bible
women are supported by these auxiliaries and $10,325.25 has
been raised to carry on the work.
We are glad to report that all the indebtedness of the Board
has been paid. The total amount paid on the losses of this
Board was $9,395.05.
We enter the new Conference Year with $686.61 in Bank, and
your first quarter's drafts are unpaid. Your Board has been
given instructions to again borrow, and in the hands of your
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49826/m1/46/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.