Letter,1913.07.00

A Note from Rev. Duncan MacLeod, 1913

 

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Presbyterian Record 1913 (v.38,no.10) p.443


A Note from Formosa.

"We are having a most profitable time at Bible study in College" writes Rev. Duncan MacLeod, our missionary in Formosa.

"We have called in the pastors and over thirty preachers for three weeks' study. I feel certain it is to prove a time of real quickening for their consciences, their spirits and their mental powers.

"A native pastor takes up church history with them, another native pastor takes up pastoral theology.

I am taking them through II Corinthians and New Testament doctrines, also discourses on the Holy Spirit.

Like students at home few of them find Church history a very stimulating subject. They have asked me today to drop it and I give them Bible teaching instead. Of course native teachers cannot make Church history very interesting. Their knowledge is very limited. These Bible Conferences since we started them have proved most helpful to the preachers. Mrs.Gauld comes every day for an hour with the preachers in music and they like it immensely.

At the beginning of August, I am going to the east coast. Mr. Gauld was recently on the east coast and helped through a request for a place of land on the southern plain on east coast, for the erection of a church. It is government land and we can have it free. Mr. Gauld says it is in the choicest spot of the town.

 

 

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