The Challenge of To-Day; The Message of the First State Convention of Methodist Men Held at Columbus, Ohio, March 17,18,19,1915

 
9781130469653: The Challenge of To-Day; The Message of the First State Convention of Methodist Men Held at Columbus, Ohio, March 17,18,19,1915
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...sun. God save the world! Save the world, O God, for which Jesus Christ died. We ask it in His name who gave himself for us and all mankind. Amen. Laborers for the Harvest At the afternoon session of Thursday Mr. Fennell P. Turner, general secretary of the Student Volunteer Movement, and-four Student Volunteers, introduced several college students who purpose to go as foreign missionaries as soon as they have finished their courses of preparation. Each of these Student Volunteers in a brief speech told why It was his "purpose, if God permit, to hecome a foreign missionary." They spoke as follows: Paul A. Reichel, Of Ohio State University I am an engineer. While at college I pursued courses in both arts and engineering (architecture), completing the arts course in the class of 1914 at the Ohio State University. Brought up in a Christian home, a minister's family, I had always entertained the desire to use my architectural profession in some unselfish way for Christ. However, I never fairly faced the proposition of meeting the greatest need until a college chum, Joshua H. Vogel, who was a senior architect when I was a sophomore, left for Japan to be an architect-missionary. This was the first time I had ever faced the proposition of foreign missions. Until I met Vogel I had never thought of engineers as missionaries. Another influence was brought to bear upon me by Ralph B. Colson, a traveling secretary of the Student Volunteer Movement. Colson was an all-around athlete of Hamilton College, who originally dreamed of being an architect and putting up fine buildings. He told me of his decision to build men's lives instead of edifices. My association with him and his splendid volunteer purpose led me finally to declare my "purpose, if God permit, t...

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