Stokesdale methodist

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Stokesdale methodist - Reid ?se !E2 s-iiaa s-iiaa s-iiaa Cs. Dear Bro....
Reid ?se !E2 s-iiaa s-iiaa s-iiaa Cs. Dear Bro. left the good people of East (iuilfo d. whom I served three precious years -the -the tir.st years of 1113' ministiw, and entered upon nir new field of labor the third Sabbath in December 1S8G, beginning at Oak Kidge Institute. The third Sibbatli in this month completed my first round of eight appointments, good c m -rogations, -rogations, considering the weather, greeted me at ea-ch ea-ch ea-ch appointment appointment and my reception was kind and generous. I found all our houses of worship furnished with stoves and comfortable. comfortable. Oar Elen church, by the river river Dan was destroyed by fire a few days st Conier- Conier- brave, little congrega tion is making preparation to rebuild immediately, and will build a larger and better house. Our Methodist congregation congregation at Stokesdale, a young and thrift' little village 011 the Cape Fear and Yadkin "Valley Hail I load, -dx -dx miles West of here, is making preparation preparation to build a neat brick church, the brick and about 250 in cash have Vucy will begin place, (Summer before the session of our ence. but that suuscrioo;!, SO')il. At and ; 1 LillS wor lield) wo have no church building at all and a small membership, but Methodist In eve 13 fiber, and they have declared themselves for a church during the present present year. About 600 in cash has already already been subscribed and we want and must have 8300 more. This little village village bids fair to become a place of some importance, and we would rejoice to se Methodism keep pace with the growth and prosperity of the little village. village. Last Saturda' and Sunday, the 22ud and 23rd inst. was the occasion of our first quarter by meeting, held at this place. The weather was favorable and the attendance good. Bro. Cunning-gim, Cunning-gim, Cunning-gim, our Presiding Elder, came preaching preaching with power and demonstration of the spirit, and went leaving a benediction benediction upon us. His sermons were clear and forcible and have accomplished much for the church and Methodism. Much work lieth before us, the fields are tru ly white unto the harvest, but the laborers laborers are few. God is our all sufficiency sufficiency and in Ilim we put our trust. of in Pray for u? Yours Fraternally. J. A. Bowles, P. C. A to Xo of the

Clipped from Raleigh Christian Advocate02 Feb 1887, WedPage 3

Raleigh Christian Advocate (Raleigh, North Carolina)02 Feb 1887, WedPage 3
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