The seventv-fifth session of the Boone's Creek Association met at Winchester on last Tuesday and continued three days. There was no evidence of haste. The three days gave ample time for two sessions during the day, and for thorough discussion of the matters brought before the body. At some of our most important associations a half hour was given for education and for each of the various missions. At Boone's Creek there were had three excellent speeches on the general topic of education, and other subjects had ample treatment. The two daily preaching services drew the town people out, and they came in crowds and in time to hear sone of the discussions.
Moderator J. N. Conkright, of course, was re-elected, and so was the efficient clerk, W. D. Strode. The introductory sermon was preached by J. S. Wilson, Bagdad. The Association is composed of twelve churches, 10 of which reported. Orphans' Home collection $17,01.
A mass meeting at night was given to discussions; Orphans' Home, J, K. Prestridge, W. B. Crumpton, Mountain Missions, by Tom Hornsby and Persian Missions, by J. K. Vohannan.
Sermons were preached by J S. Wilson, J. N. Vobannan, J. K. Prestridge, J. M. McFarland, and, after we left, by others. We preached to the largest congregation we have seen this season of associations, and the many well-known faces therein made the preaching a joy.
The presiding as host of Pastor B, B. Bailey made everybody feel at home.
J. K. Yohannan: "We have yet more than 35,000 fire worhsippers in Persia."
W. B. Crumpton: "Yes, some of us who come to your associations have an axe to grind, but not our axe, it is yours."
I. M. Wise: "The very existence of the church or any other religious work depends upon educating the young. If education stands along with our work for Christ is is sure to stand."
W. B. Crumpton: "Educate your girl to take care of herself. She will be more likely to make a good marriage, but if she fails she can care for her husband. When you sit down to make your will, you will remember your companion and your children and your old servant; why not remember Christ? Put in something to train workers for Christ; something that will live after you."
Thos. Hornsby: "Friends, I went to a place in Hindman and found two wild, lost men of striking gifts, who are now preachimg the Gospel of Christ. I know of tracts distributed in my mountain field, which were wholly worn out, by being handed house to house. Oftentimes I am asked to duplicate tracts previously distributed. Literature in the mountains is eagerly seized. I was building a church at Compton, and a man gave me $50, all that he had. We had to take a second collection, and he told me wait until he laid by his corn and eh wouold sell his mule, his only mule, which he did, giving the entire proceeds to the church."
[From The Baptist Argus, September 22, 1898, p. 12. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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