Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 60
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60 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY.
Though much has been said from time to time about the
American Bible Society as a missionary agency, we fail to
appreciate what a wonderful force this Society is in propagating
the gospel at home and abroad.
The American Bible Society is at work in five continents. It
has six main printing centers, and over twelve hundred dis-
tributers. The Society is now in the ninety-seventh year of its
usefulness. As missionary operations move forward the demand
upon the Society increases. The most remarkable demand
comes from China, being one million copies in 1912, and indi-
cations are that at least two million copies will be needed in
1913. Even in Mexico with all her internal strife, the demand
for the Bible is increasing. Thus the American Bible Society
is pioneering in missionary work, and preparing the way for
the organized efforts of the Church.
Thirty-two languages are represented in our own South-
western Agency. The world is stirred. Things are happening.
Nations long dormant are calling for the light. There are calls
at home and abroad for advancement. Now is the time for all
who love God and His cause to move forward. The Board
expended nearly $760,000 in 1912, while receipts were only
$601,966. In view of the increased demand the Board has
authorized an expenditure for 1914 of $800,000. The Treasurer
of your Conference Board has received during the year $75.55.
From the Conference Teller $851.00. Total, $926.55. We appro-
priate for publishing minutes $25.00. Assessed for the coming
E. F. BOONE, Chairman,
C. G. SHUTT, Secretary.
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