Excerpt from Twentieth Annual Report of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for 1897-98: Including Minutes of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Woman's Board of Foreign Missions, Held in Greensboro, N. C., June 2, 1898 Very gratefully does every woman recognize the powerful in u ence the work is having upon her own life. Visions Of the white robed throng, many Of whom she turned to Christ, make the dark valley bright and the Holy City more inviting. The con ict is only 'fairly begun, however; and no woman who loves the Lord Christ is thinking of retiring from the ranks. She is seeking rather to swell the numbers enlisted, to revive the agging energies of the disheartened, and to push the battle to the ends Of the earth. The army of Christ is not an army of occupation simply; it is an army of conquest, and moving to certain triumph. The world is Open; not a country is closed to trade, to the eye of adventure, to the greed Of gain, and surely not to the gospel. There is money in the pockets of the Church, and facilities Of travel make the Opposite shores of the Pacific almost next door, and all the nations need the gospel. As we catch glimpses Of the great thought of God, to evangelize the world through human agency, our purposes broaden, and, instead of China, Korea, Brazil, and Mexico, we embrace Afri ca, India, Cuba, the isles Of the sea - the whole world. The organized working force Of the Woman's Board includes 34 Conference Societies, 270 districts, auxiliaries, and members, a gain Of 664 during twelve months. There has been increase in collections, notwithstanding the small amounts in the way of donations and bequests. The report of the Treasurer shows over last year's receipts. This is our fears, and encourages us. The Woman's Missionary Advocate, during the past few months, received an impetus that promises much. It has, at this writing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."