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OFFICIAL JOURNAL 

^ of the 

i 

f. Seventeenth Session 

of the 

^ Rhodesia Annual Conference 

of the 

Methodist Church 



1955 



Historical Note: The Rhodesia Conference is the continuation 
of ten sessions of the East Central Africa Mission Conference 
and fourteen sessions of the Rhodesia Mission Conference and 
ten sessions of the Rhodesia Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

Held in OLD UMTALI 
Southern Rhodesia, Africa 
August 14th to 21st, 1955 



ODD HAGEN, PRESIDING BISHOP 
NEWELL S. BOOTH, RESIDENT BISHOP 
PER HASSING, SECRETARY 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

I OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE 287 

II BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, 

SOCIETIES, COUNCILS 287 

B. CONFERENCE ROLL 293 

III DAILY PROCEEDINGS 299 

IV. DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS 316 

V. APPOINTMENTS 319 

VI. REPORTS 

(a) District Superintendents 3(53 

(b) Standing Boards, Commission, and Committees 340 

(c) Special Committees 356 

(d) Conference Statistician 408 

(e) Conference Treasurer 362 

VII. MEMOIRS 361 

VIIL ROLL OF THE DEAD 39* 

(a) Members of Conference 

(b) Widows of Deceased Members, Wives of Members 

(c) Other Workers 

IX. MISCELLANEOUS 

(a) Plan of Conference Examinations 
European Ministers See Discipline 

African Ministers 395 

Local Preachers . ...395 

(b) Conference Rules of Order (none) 

(c) Lay Delegates 398 

(d) Conference and Missionary Roll 293 

X. INDEX 406 



CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION 287 

PART ( I ) 

OFFICKRS OF THE CONFERENCE 

PRESIDENT: —Odd Hagen, Scandinavia Area. 
AREA BISHOP:- Newell S. Booth 

B. P. 522, Elisabethville, Belgian Congo 
SECRETARY: — Rev. Per Hassing 

P. B. P 24, Umtali, Southern Rhodesia 

Assistants: Rev. K. Choto, Miss E. de Vries 

Calendar: Miss M. Deyo and Rev. J. Rugayo 
TREASURER:— Rev. A. R. Boucher 

Mrewa, Southern Rhodesia 
STATISTICIAN:-Rev. H. D. Griffin 

Watsomba, Southern Rhodesia 

Assistant: Mr. Jasper Machiri 

Lay Leader: — Mr. Enoch Chieza. 56 Chisamba, Sakubva, Umtali 
The Cabinet:- P. Massing, Chairman, Miss E. de Vries Secretary 
District Superintendents: P. Hassing, (Chm) H. D. Griffin (Sec) 

PART (II) 

A. BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES 
BOARDS: 

Conference Claimants 

1956 M. E. Culver, E. J. Aeschliman, K. Choto, Chairman 

J. Gwara, G. Jangano, .T. Zhakata. 
1960 L. Blomquist, H. Anfinsen, J. Rugayo, S. Chitiyo, J. 
Nyamurowa, I. Muringapi. 

Board of Education 

O. Stine, Chairman, I. Musamba, Secretary, Frances Hackler, 
Executive Secretary, C. Manyande 

1. Religious Education 

Titus Marange, Chairman, S. Hervold, Secretary, Mrs, 
Culver, Executive Secretary for Conference, Mrs. Murphree, 
O. Musingwini, Mrs. Sells, Mrs. Boucher, K. Mhandu, J, 
Nemaungwe, Mrs Miller, E. Mukonde, N. Katsande, W. 
Mandisodza, N. Chigubu, J. Machiri, J. S. Wreford, D. 
Muchapaidze, P. Matambo, P. Chieza, M. Makonya, Mrs. 
Gates, I. Chingwena, J. Chingono, N. Madzinga 

2. Curriculum 

H. Wildermuth, Chairman, L Kambarami Secretary, E. 
Russell, E. Dzimwa, F. Zhakata, E. Parks, D. Denga, A. 



288 RHODESIA ANNITAL CONFERENCE 

Sibanda, D. Kumalinga, I. Scovill, S Aid rich, P. Dube, 
S. Chidzwondo 

3. Publications 

M. E. Culver, Chairman, Mrs. Griffin, Secretary, E.L. Sells, 
M. Chiza, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs Blomquist, T. Mutemi, E. 
Ashby, W Kinyon, J. Rugayo, Mrs. Kinyon, J.Chimbad/.wa, 
B. Reit/., D. Makuto, Mrs. Piburn, J. D. Jijita, P. Machiri. 

4. Schools 

T- R. Roberts, Chairman, Mrs Gazeley, Secretarj^ E Chieza, 
F. Hackler, K. Choto, I. W. Jansen, I. Muringapi, J. Maku- 
to, E. Nyamurowa, S. Chitiyo, M- Masiku, P. Gosha, J. 
Zhakata, G. Kapenzi, S. Kasambira, Z. Magunde, E. Kanye- 
re, W. Chieza, J. Nduna, A. Mansure, W. Bourgaize, J. 
Pfaff, A. Boucher, S. King, A. Madondo, N. Nyagura, C. 
Manyande, F. Chipaumire, H. Chiremba, S. Makawa, S. Ka- 
nyenze, H. Griffin, I. Ganyaupfu, C. Tsododo. 

5. Community Life and Home 

E. J. Aeschliman, Chairman, M. Ball, Secretary, Mrs. 
Sherertz, Mrs. Wreford, J. Chatema, M. Piburn, T. Katiyo, 
T. Pedzeni, H. Katsid/ira, R. Hanson, M. Chie/a, 

Mrs. Aeschliman, T, Madondo, M. Nyagura, A. Mad/Jma- 
muto, Mrs Muzorewa, J. A^aramba, M. Johnson, Mrs. 
Anfinsen, G. Carr, B. Smalley, E. Mukonde, Dean Manbeck, 
Mrs. W. Mandisodza, A. Kajese, Mrs. Smalley, C. Nutting. 

6. Youth Work 

0. Stine, Chairman, G. Otto, Secretary, A. Muzorewa, H. 
Emmert, Mrs. Jansen, M. Taylor, J. Risinamhudzi, D, 
Mushapaid/e, L. Mandizha, A. Munjoma, A. AVhitney, M. 
Muparutsa, L. Chi^ukwa, Jasper Machiri, A. Rusike, S. Chi- 
eza, I- Tsopotsa, H. Matunga, C Miller, A. Hlahla, S. Munjo- 
ma, P. Nyamukapa, P. Gurupiru, U. Sherertz, M. Hunidza- 
rira, P. Kanonuhwa, J. Chitombo, B. Rugayo, P. Kajese, 
S. Kowo, R. Lind. 

Board of Evangelism 

M. J. Murphree, Chairman, J. Chidzikwe, Secretary, 
E. Mvududu, Mrs. Nemaungwe, E. Kuwana, Luke Chie a, 
E. Munjoma, Mrs. Chikosi, Mrs. T. Marange, D. Chikosi, O. 
Chimonyo, H. Chiremba, M. Hokonya, G. Rakabopa, L. 
Blomquist, D. Chipaumire, T. Katiyo, Mrs. E. Gwaku, P. 
Mabviza, E. Chimliganda, S. Tsopotsa, J. Tsiga, A. Katsa- 
nde, R. C. Gates, H. Mafunde, V. Otto, T. Nyakunu, H. 
Anfinsen, E. Jangano, J. Kawadza, F. Kanyere, S. Kanye-' 
nze, Thomas Marange, 



CONFERENCE ORGANIZaTTON 289 

2. Bible Schools for Women 

L. Tubbs, Chairman. Mrs, Culver, Secretary, M. Deyo, 
Mrs. NyainuUapa, Mrs. Munjoma. Mrs Jangano. VTrs.Stine, 
Mrs. Muparutsa, Mrs. Choto, Mrs. T. Marang^e, Mrs. S. 
Chie:^a, Mrs Chiriku, Mrs. Chitombo, Mrs. Massing, Mrs. 
Chidzikwe, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Carr, .Miss Larsen, Mrs. 
H. Waeni, Miss Ball. 

Board of Lay Activities 

Conference and District Lay Leaders, District Superin- 
tendents 

Board of Medical Activities 

M. Piburn, Chairman, E. Ashby, Secretary. D. Chikosi, 
P. Dube. C. Nutting, R. Lind, R. Hassing, O. Manyande, 
P. Gurupira, R. Hanson, W. Matambanadzo, P. W. Jones, 
Mrs. Chitombo, M. Johansson, Mr. Miller, N. Chigubu, 
E. Sweeney, J. Larsen, A. Whitney, M. Munjoma, E.L. Sells, 
S. Kanyenze 

Board of Ministerial Training", Qualifications and Relations 

E. J. Aeschliman, Chairman, O Stine, Secretary, J. Nduna 
Registrar, M. E. Culver, A. Mansure, W. Bourgai/e, M. 
Muparutsa, P. Hassing, T. Marange, S. Chieza, K. Choto, 
Luke Chieza, J.Chimbadzwa, L. Blomquist, M. J. Murphree. 

Board of Temperance 

N. Chigubu, Chairman, S. W. Munjoma, Secretary, M. Ball, 
H Wildermuth, E. L. Sells, Mrs. Mansure, S. Munjoma, 
S. Chitiyo, O. Musingwini, F. Chipaumire, E. Matongo, 
P. Gosha, 1. Ganyaupfu, Mrs. W. Mandisod/a, J. Chingono, 
B Reitz, B. Katsidzira, D Mudzengerere, N. Chigubu, Mrs. 
Sherertz, T. Pedzeni, D. Chinogurei, E. MuKonde, P. Kajese, 
S. Chibywoneso, Mrs. Anfinsen, M. Muparutsa, M. Mucha- 
nyerei, Mrs. Griffin, Z. Mukombiwa. S. Kasambira, A. Ma- 
dondo, A. Hlahla, D. Kumdliga, J. B. Jijita, Mrs. Blomquist, 
Z. Mundirera, P. Mabviza. 

Commission on Worship and Music 

Jonah Machiri, Chairman, E. Chieza, Secretary. M. Chiza, 
Mrs. R. C. Gates, S. Hervold, A. Kajese, J. Katsauware, 
Mrs. Murphree, Mrs. Sells, D. Sherertz, N. Ngonyama, 
I. Scovill. Mrs. Culver. Jasper Machiri. W. xMarima, E. Mu- 
njoma, T. Pedzeni, N. Katsande, Mrs. Mu/.orewa, L. Mandi- 
zha, Mrs. Boucher, Mrs. Sraalley. 

COMMITEES 

Committee on Auditing 

J. Nduna, Chairman. Mrs. Kinyon, Secretary, H. Anfinsen, 
Jasper Machiri, W. Mandisodza, M, Chiza, M. Deyo, Mrs. 
Carr, Mrs. Griff jn, E. Janganp. 



290 RHODESIA ANNTUAL CONFERENCE 

Committee on Finance 

R. C. Gates, Chairman, I. Scovill, Secretary, A. Boucher, J. 
Chitombo, J Nyamurowa, E. Chirabganda, H. I. James, S. 
Kowo, B. Smalley, Mrs Kinyon, E. Jangano, J. S. Wreford, 
A. Sibanda, H. Anfinsen, E. Kuwana, G. Carr, T. Roberts, 
J. Maramba, N. Tsododo, H. Griffin, M.Deyo, N. Madzinga, 
T. Nyakunu. 

Committee on Interdenominational Relations 

P. Hassing, Chairman, T. Roberts. Secretary, H. Wilder- 
muth, Titus Marange, M. J. Murphree. W. Marima, W. 
Bourgaize. C Miller, J. Chimbadzwa, S Chie/a, L. Mandizha, 
E. L. Sells, J. Pfaff, D. Mandisodza, H. Griffin, S. King. 

Committee on Investigations 

M. J. Murphree, Chairman, T. Marange, M. Mparutsa, 
W. Bourgai/.e, J. Nduna. 

Committee on Memoirs 

Luke Chieza, Chairman, A. Boucher, Secretary, R. Ngonya- 
ma, E. Ashby, P. Machiri, J. Chidzikwe, Mrs. James, H. 
Katsidzira, Mrs. Mansare, Mrs. Choto, L. Tubbs, J. Tsiga. 

Committee on Nominations 

M. E. Culver, Chairman, A. Boucher, Secretary, M. J. 
Murphree. Mrs. Stine, J. Chitombo, W. Kinyon, J. Pfaff, 
J. Nduna, J. Kawadza. Mrs. Muparutsa, V. Otto, K. Choto. 
Mrs. T. Marange I. Musamba. 
Conference Secretary ex officio 
Bruce Smalley, Enoch Chieza. 

Committee on Programme 

The District Superintendent and Pastor (where the Con- 
ference is being entertained) and the Secretary of the Con- 
ference. 

Committee on Resolutions 

E. de Vries, Chairman. Mrs. Griffin, Secretary, F. Chingwe- 
nde, S. Chidhondo, D. Makuto, P. Nyamukapa, Mrs. Muzo- 
rewa, Mrs. Piburn, Mrs. Carr, Philip Chie/a, M. Taylor. 

Committee on Worlc in Urban Areas 

E. J. Aeschliman, Chairman, M. Ball, Secretary, H. F. Ma- 
range, E. L. Sells, Mrs. Aeschliman, S. Chieza, J. Chimba- 
dzwa, W. Chie/a, Jasper Machiri, J. Chidzikwe, H. Mafu- 
nga, J. Nemaungwe, E. de Vries, A. Kajese, Mrs. Gwaku, 
J. Chatema. E- Nyamuriwa, D. Chikosi, J. S. Wreford, C. 
Miller, E. Chieza, A. Muzorewa, Mrs. Gates, D. Mushapaidze 

Committee on Student Loans and Scholarships i 

E. Chieza, Chairman, L. Pfaff, Conference Treasurer, J. 
Rugayo, O. Musingwini, J. Pfaff, E. Parks, F. Hackler, 



CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION 



m 



B. SOCIETTIES AND COU^CILS 



African Christian Convention 

Northern Section: Chairman, 

Vice Chairman, 

Secretary, 

Vice Secretary, 

Treasurer, 

Advisory Members: 



Rev. J. T. Chiotombo, 
Rev. J. S. Makuto, 
Rev. D. Mushapaidzi 
Mr. T. Mutemi 
Rev. W. Mandisodza 
Miss S. King 
M. J. Murphree 



Southern Section: Chairman, Rev. P. Machiri 



Vice Chairman, 

Secretary, 

Assist Secretary, 

Treasurer, 

Advisary Members: 

Members: 



Rev. M. Mparutsa 

Rev. R. M. Chiza 

A. Muzorewa 

J. G. Nduna 

Rev. E. J. Aeschliman 

Miss Marcia Ball 

E. Chieza, P. Dube, R. Ka- 

rumbidza 



African Missionary Society: — Ngariende 
Executive Committee: 



Chairman: 
Vice Chairman: 

Secretary: 
Vice Secretary: 

Treasurer^ 



J. Kawadza 
Rev. J. Chitombo 
S. Kowo 
L. Mandizha 
Rev. J. Chidzikwe 



Additional 



Cleopas Madzimbamuto 
William Maibaya 
Solomon Pawiramanzi 
Enoch Chieza 



Joseph Makuto 
John Masosonore 
Rev. Enoch Munjoma 
Timothy Nyakunu 



Rukwadzano Rwewadzimai 

Northern Section: Chairwoman: Mrs. S. Chieza 
Vice " Mrs. A. Kajese 

Secretary: Mrs. J. Chitombo 
Assistant: Mrs. K. Choto 
Treasurer: 

Southern Section: Chairwoman: Mrs. T. Maranke 

Vice " Mrs. P. Machiri 

Secretary: Mrs. M. Mparutsa 

Assistant: Mrs. W. Mandisodza 

Treasurer: Mrs. E. Jangano 



m RHODESIA ANNUAL COHIi^ERENC]^ 

Methodist Historical Society 

President, Rev H. I. James 

Vice President Rev. Titus Maranke, Rev. G. A. Roberts, 

Secretary / Archivist, Rev. E Sells 

Members of the Committee: P. Hassing 
J. Chimbadzwa, O- Musingwini, and Miss M. Deyo 

Methodist Council: (In co — operation with the Synod) 

The District Superintendents, H. I. James, (St. Andrew's 
Church), J. Chimbadzwa, M. Deyo, M. J. Murphree, P. 
Hassing, M. E. Culver, A. Muzorewa. 

Methodist Youth Council: (In co -operation with the Methodist 
Synod) (Chairman), R. Cleminson, Secretary / Treasurer St. 
Andrew's Youth Guild 

Southern Rhodesia Christian Conference 

Voting Delegates; To be elected, 

Member of the Executive Committee: M. J. Murphree 
- (elected by the S. R. C. C. for 1954 / 56 ) 

C. INFORMATION NOTED FOR RECORD 

The Field Committee 

Division of World Missions 

K. Eriksson E. L. Sells, O. Stine, M. E. Culver, W. 
Kinyon, Field Treasurer, Alternates: M. J. Murphree, K. 
Harper, H. Griffin, 

Women's Division of Christian Service 
S. N. Kins, M. Deyo, J. Pfaff, L. Tubbs, I. Scovill Alter- 
nates; E. de Vries G. Otto, A. Whitney, 

African 

I. Musamba, E. Chieza, J. Nduna, J. Chitombo, M. Wa* 
katama, K. Choto, Mrs. E. Zimonte, Mrs M. Mparutsa, 
Miss Nancy Ngonyama, Mrs. J. Chitombo, Mrs. K. Choto 
Alternates: M. Chiza, S. Tsopotsa, J. Kawadza, Miss 
Chitakatira, Mrs. Period Dube, 

This Committee was elected at the Conference held at Old 
Umtali in August, 1952. The Officers of the Field (Committee 
are. Chairman, E. L. Sells, in his absence M. J. Murphree, Sec- 
retary Miss S. N. King. 

The Missionary members of the Field Committee are the 
members of the Missionary Committee: The Officers of the 
Missionary Committee are, M. E. Culver Chairman, Miss M. 
Deyo, Secretary. 

Joint Field Treasurer, Per Hassing 

Missionary Correspondents, Miss S. N. King, and Per Hassing 



^^^^ dONF^RENQE ROLL 29^ 

COMMITTEES 

Auditing: 

Ohm. M. Deyo, Secretary H. F. Anfinsen, E. Chieza, P. 

Hassing 

Assistants: E. Roberts, I. Scovill, J. Carr, C. Miller. 

Building: 

H. I. James Chairman, Southern Section: L. Blomquist, 
T. Roberts, P. Maen/anise. H. Griffin, Sec E. Chie/a, M. 
Deyo, E. Parks. The Northern Section is composed of W. 
Bourgaize Chairman, Messers Smalley, Piburn, Chirimumi- 
ml)a, Stinc, and Boucher, Miss King, Miss Ashby, S. Chi- 
banda, G. Carr (Sec. ) 

Medical: Dr. Piburn, Dr. Nutting. Misses Ashby, and de 
Vries, Mrs. Chitombo, Miss Whitney. Miss Hanson M. 
Munjoma and E. J. Aeschliman. 

Greeley Property: M. J. Murphree, P. Hassing, H. I. James and 
the African Pastor at Umtali. 

Land and Leases; P. Hassing, T. Roberts, I. Scovill. 

Student Scholarships: As a Committee of the Field Commit- 
tee, this Committee deals with Scholarships and the funds 
for them. O- Stine, M. Deyo, E. Chieza, I. Musamba, and 
N. Ngonyama (Sec.) 

African Qirls Hostel Umtaii: H. I. James, Chairman, Mrs. 
Blackbeard, Secretary, Evelyn de Vries, M. Deyo, Mrs. A. 
L. Luke, Mrs. Cleminson, H. Wildermuth, J. Chimbadzwa, 
Mrs. H. Malianga. 

Agfficultural - Rural Work: Messers Kinyon, Carr, Smalley, 

Griffin, Arnold Chimbganda, Bourgaize, Sibanda. Dube 

and Miss Tubbs. 

All Proffessional agriculturalists - African and Missionary; 

others in charge of agric. phases of agric. M ission program. 

Ex officio Ch Field C and Field Treas. Ch. N. Sec. B. 

Smalley, S. Sec. L. Blomquist. 
Literature 

M. Culver, L Tubbs, B. Reitz, E. L. Sells, P. Hassing. 
Evang^elical Association: E. Roberts 

D. CONFERENCE ROLL 

MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE 
(1) Retired Ministers 

1927 p Chieza, Philip P.O. Box 16, Inyazura 

1933 Chimonyo, Obadaili, 

1907 p James, H. 1., 8 Love Road, Umtali 

1924 p Katsidzira, Benjamin, P. B. 214 M, Umtali 

1923 p Marange, Thomas, Mt. Makomwe, P. 0, Odzi 



1921 Mandisodza, David, P. 0. Watsomba 

1926 p Mukombiwa, Zachariah, P. O. Mrewa 

1925 Ngonyama, Reginald, P. B. P24, Umtali 

1910 O'Farrell, T. A., 417 Kitchel Avenue, Pana, 

Illinois 
1921 p Roberts, G. A., P. O. Mutambara 

(a) Effective Ministers 

1916 p Aeschliman, E. J., 3 Dawson Street, Umtali 

1923 Adkins, L. E. (Missionary to another Society) 

1953 p Aldrich, Sylvia, P. B. P 24, Umtali 

1948 p Anfinsen, H. F., P. B. P 24, Umtali 

1953 p Ball, Marcia, African Girls' Hostel, Umtali 

1940 p Blomquist, L. G., P. O. Mutambara 

1939 Boucher, A. R., P. O. Mrewa 

1921 p Bourgaize, W., P. O. Mtoko 

1948 p Chidzikwe, Josiah, P. O. Mrewa 

1934 p Chieza, Luke, Nyakatsapa, P. O. Watsomba 

1927 p Chieza, Samuel, 1233 S/D Harare Township, 

Salisbury 

1942 p Chigubu, Nason, P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1926 p Chimbadzwa, Josiah, Hill Cottage, Stevens, 

Sakubva, Umtali 
1933 p Chitombo, Jonah, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1952 p Chiza, Martin, P. B. P 24, Umtali 
1948 p Choto, Kenneth, P. O. Headlands 

1943 p Culver, M. E. P. B. P 24, Umtah 
1943 Eriksson, K. E., P. O. Mutambara 
1930 Fuller, C. E., (on furlough) 

1923 Gates, R. C, P. 0. Box 444, Umtali 
1948 p Griffin, H. D., P. 0. Watsomba 

1952 p Gurupira, Philemon, P. O. Box 16, Inyazura 
1948 Harper, Kenneth, (on furlough) 

1937 p Hassing, Per, P. B. P 24, Umtali 
1948 p Jangano, Elia, P. O. Mutambara 

1953 p Jijita, John, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1942 p Kajese, Amon, P. B. 636 E, SaUsbury 

1932 p Kasambira, Silas, P. B. C, 322, Umtali 
1930 p Katsidzira, Hosea, P. O. Mrewa 

1953 p Kawadza, Jonah, P. 0, Mrewa 
1953 p Kowo, Simon, P. 0. Mtoko 
1948 Leiknes, A., (on furlough) 

1933 p Machiri, Jonah, P. B. P 24, Umtali 



CONFERENCE ROLL 295 

1930 p Machiri, Patrick, P. O. Box 56, Rusape 

1953 p Madzinga, Nason, P. 0. Mtukwa 

1948 p Makuto, Daniel, P. O. Mtoko 

1942 p Mandisodza, Wilson, P. O. Mrewa 

1940 Mansure, A. L., (on furlough) 

1930 p Maramba, Johnson, Ngaite, P. B. 377 Umtali 

1924 p Marange, Titus, P. 0. Mutambara 

1951 p Miller, C. M., P. O. Mrewa 

1928 p Muparutsa, Moses, Mt. Makomwe P. 0. Odzi 

1930 p Munjoma, Enoch, P. B. 214 M, Umtali 

1942 p Munjoma, Samuel, P. 0. Box 3, Odzi 

1917 p Murphree, M. J., Box 196, Rusape 

1953 p Mushapaidzi, Davison, P. O. Headlands 

1942 p Musingwini, Obadiah, P. O. Box 9, Inyazura 
1953 p Muzorewa, Abel, Box 196, Rusape 

1928 Nduna, John, Gilmerton Halt, 309 C, Umtali 
1953 p Nemaungwe, John, 81 Chisamba, Sakubva 

Umtali 
1948 p Nyamukapa, Patron, P. B. P24, Umtali 
1930 p Rugayo, Jackson, P. B. 317 C, Umtali 
1921 Sells, E. L., P. O. Mrewa 

1943 Stine, O. A., (on furlough) 

PROBATIONERS 

1953 Chikosi, Davison, P. B. 309 C, Umtali 
1955 p Chimbganda, Elijah, P. O. Mtoko 

1954 p Dikanifuwa, Nason, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1955 p Katsande, Alfred, Stapleford Forest P. 0. 

Penhalonga 

1953 p Kuwana, Elisha, P. O. Headlands 

1955 p Matongo, Ezekiel, Mt. Makomwe P. O. Odzi 

1954 Murphree, M. W., P. O. Mrewa 
1953 Otto, Grace, (on furlough) 

1953 Otto, Vivian, (on furlough) 

1954 p Zuze, Solomon, P. 0. Mtoko 

OTHER MISSIONARIES OF DIVISION OF WORLD MISSIONS 

(I) Retired. 

1907 Gates, Mrs. H. L., Pickering, Ontario, Canada 
1912 p James, Mrs. H. I., 8 Love Rd. Umtali 
1910 O'Farrell, Mrs. T. A., 417 Kitchel Avenue, Pana 
Illnoie 



m RHQDUgiA AN^vTtJAL CONFERENCE 

1910 Roberts, Mrs. G. A., P. 0. Mutambara 

1919 Taylor, Rev. H. E., 150 5th Ave. N.Y.(11)N.Y. 

1919 Taylor, Mrs. H.E., 150 5th Ave. N.Y. (11) N. Y. 

(2) Effective 

1952 p Aeschliman, Mrs. E. J., 3 Dawson Street, Umtali 

1951 p Anfinsen, Mrs. H. F., P. B., P 24, UmtaU 
1947 p Blomquist, Mrs. L. G. P. 0. Mutambara 

1950 Boucher, Mrs. A. R., P. 0. Mrewa 

1952 p Carr, Galen M., P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1952 p Carr, Mrs. G. M., P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1944 p Culver, Mrs. M. E., P. B. P 24, UmtaU 
1949 Erikson, Mrs. K. E., P. O. Mutambara 
1922 Gates, Mrs. R. C. P. O. Box 444, UmtaU 

1951 p Griffin, H. D., P. O. Watsomba 

1926 p Hanson Miss R. E., P. 0. Mutambara 

1954 Harmon Roger (on furlough) 
1949 Harper, Mrs. K., (on furlough) 
1941 p Hassing, Mrs. P., P. B. P 24, UmtaU 
1949 Higgs, B. A., P. O. Mtoko 

1949 Higgs, Mrs. B. A., P. O. Mtoko 

1950 Jansen, I. W., (on furlough) 

1950 Jansen, Mrs. I. W., (on furlough) 

1951 Johnson, Morgan, (on furlough) 
1950 Kinyou, W., (on furlough) 
1950 Kinyon, Mrs. W., (on furlough) 

1955 p Manbeck, D. M., P. B. P 24, UmtaU 
1950 Mansure A. L., (on furlough) 

1953 p Miller, Mrs. C. M., P. 0. Mrewa 

1920 p Murphree, Mrs. M. J., Box 196, Rusape 
1955 Murphree, Mrs. M. W., P. O. Mrewa 
1953 p Piburn, Dr. M., P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1953 p Piburn, Mrs. M., P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1941 p Roberts, Tudor, R., P. B. P 24, UmtaU 
1946 p Roberts, Mrs. T. R., P. B. P 24, Umtali 
1929 Sells, Mrs. E. L., P. O. Mrewa 

1952 p Sherertz, D. L., P. B. P 24, Umtali 
1952 p Sherertz, Mrs. D. L., P. B. P 24, UmtaU 
1952 p Smalley, Bruce, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1952 p Smalley, B., P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1950 Stine, Mrs. O. A., (on furlough) 



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WOMEN'S DIVISION OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE 

(1) Retired 

1912 Clark, Miss Grace, 150 Fifth Ave., (11) N. Y. 
1915 Hess, Stella, 1225 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing 15 

Mich. 
1920 Parmenter, Miss Ona, Glendora, California. 

1917 Quinton, Frances, 1015 E. Main St, Crawfordville, 

Ind. 

(2) Effective 

1945 p Ashby, Elma, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1939 p Deyo, Marguerite, P. 0. Mutambara 

1944 p De Vries, Evelyn, African Girls' Hostel, Umtali 

1951 Emmert, Helen, (on furlough) 

1947 p Hacler, Frances, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1947 p Hervold, Signhild P. B. P 24, Umtali 
1955 Hickok, Dorothy, P. O. Mutambara 
1947 p Johansson, Margit, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1950 Jones, Mrs. Pearl Willis, (on furlough) 
1923 p King, Sarah, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1954 p Larsen, Jenny, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1954 p Lind, Ruth, P. 0. Mutambara 

1952 p Nutting, Dr. Clara P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1938 p Parks, Edith, P. B. P 24, Umtali 
1929 Pfaff, Jessie, P. B. P24, Umtali 

1938 p Pfaff, Lois, P. B. P 24, Umtah 

1950 Priest, Virginia, (on furlough) 
1922 p Reitz, Beulah, P. B. P 24, Umtali 
1952 Russel, Esther, (on furlough) 

1955 p Sawyer, Mildred, P. B. P 24. Umtali 
1925 p Scovill, Ila, P. O. Mutambara 

1951 Sweeney Ellen, (on furlough) 

1947 p Taylor, Mildrad, P. B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1918 p Tubbs, Lulu, P. O. Mutambara 
1931 p Whitney, Alice, P. B. P 24, UmtaU 
1944 p Wildermuth, Helen, P. B. P 24, Umtali 

SPECIAL WORKERS 

p Henry Ferreira, P. B. P 24, Umtali 

p Forest, Miss L. M., P. O. Mtoko 

p Gazeley, Mrs. W., P. B. P 24, Umtali 

Mrs. Marshall, P. B. P 24, Umtali 

Mrs. Nuttal, P. B. 24, Umtali 
p West, T. J. C, P. B. P 24, Umtali 



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DELEGATES: 

Honde District: 
Mrewa District: 



Mtasa-Makoni 
Disrictt: 



Maranke-Chi- 
duku District: 
Mtoko Dist: 

Mutambara 
Dist.: 



Nyadiri Dist.: 

Salisbury: 
Umtali Hill 
Top Church: 
St. Andrew's: 
Lay Leader: 



p Solomon Kanyenze 

p Lazarus Mandizha, p Joseph Makuto. 

p Timothy Mutemi, p Aaron Madzimba- 

muto, p Simon Mandizha, p Josiah Zha- 

kata, p Edson Shawe. 

p Timothy Nyakunu p Matthew Mucanyere- 
yi, p W. F. Marima, p Gladman Jangano 
p S. Chidzere, 

p Jona Dangirwa, p K. Mhandu 

p Henry Mafunga; p Zachariah Magunde, 

p David Mudzengere. 

p Period Dube, p Joseph Nyamurowa, 
p Aaron Kutseza, p 0. Mutezo, p T. Pe- 

dzeni, p Evison Mufute 
p Conrade Manyande, p Anderson Rusike, 

p Philemon Kajese, p Evison Mutanga 
p Josiah Makande 

p Cuthbert Tsododo 
p J. S. Wreford 
p Enoch Chieza 



District Lay Leaders: 



Honde: 
Mrewa: 
Mtoko: 
Mtasa- 
Makoni: 
Mutambara: 
Nyadiri: 
Umtali: 



L. Kasambira 
p W. Chieza 
p H. Mafunga 

R. Jangano 
E. Chiwadzwa 
p J. Tsiga 
Jasper Machiri 



Approved Supply Pastors 
Henry Mafunga, p 
Enoch Makuto, 
Isaiah Tsopotsa, 
Moses Hunidzarira p, 
Jonah Dangirwa, 



Nicolas Muswe, 
Julius Kazingizi, 
Jotham Risinamodzi p, 
Peter Kanonhuhwa p, 
Silas Chitiyo p, 



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Joseph Makuto, p Joel Gwara, 

Gilbert Rakabopa p, Philemon Mazaiwana, 

Joshua Chirikuutsi, D. M. Katsidzira, 

Lennert Kasambira, Philemon Dube p, 

Joshua Mutsago, Paul Mabviza p, 
Daniel Chitenderu 

PART III DAILY PROCEEDINGS 

MINUTES OF THE SEVENTEENTH SESSION OF THE 
RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

First Day, Sunday, August 14th, 105 5 

The Seventeenth Session of the Rhodesia Annual Conference 
of the Methodist Church convened at Old Umtali, Southern 
Rhodesia on Sunday, August 14th, 1955. 

Sunday, 14th August, 1955. Elines Memorial Church 8:a.m^ 

SPRITUaL REIREAT: Theme, Victorious Christianity.'' 
Opening Hymn, Ngoma 61 "Kudzai Jehova." Devotion and 
presentation of the theme were given by Rev. M. E. Culver. 
The Bible Study Sermon was by Dr. Harold DeWolf of Boston 
University. A mimeographed copy has been distributed to 
all members and delegates of the conference 

The Members of the conference were divided into 7 groups 
for study and discussion of two questions: 1. How the Church 
compares with its enemy, 2. How much the Bible talks about 
evil and righeousness, and how much our thinking is in keep- 
ing with the Bible. 

Reports were given from each group and a song sung by 
each group. 

WORSHIP SERVICE 11 00a.m. 

Hymn 102 was sung from the Ngoma. Bishop Hagen from the 
Scandinavian Area was itroduced by Bishop Booth, and then 
he led in prayer. The quartet from the Miller Memorial (Hill- 
top) Church sang, "Drifting from the Shore." Testmonies 
were given by Rev. Chidzikwe and Rev. Nyamukapa. Bishop 
Booth gave the message on "Thanks be to God who giveth us 
the Victory." 

SERVICE OF DEDICATION: Hartzell Theological Serminary 
The Hunter Building and all related buildings. Prayers and 
responses were read and Bishop Booth declared the buildings 
open, 



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THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Qrv>ADUATION: 
The Miller Memorial Church choir sang; the scripture lessons 
were read by Rev. J. Chimbadzwa' and Rev. Aeschliman. Ad- 
dresses on the theme, "The Vision of a Trained Ministry" were 
given by Bishop Hagen, Dr. M.J. Murphree, and Bishop N. S. 
Booth. Mr. E. Matongo gave the message from the Class. 
Certificates were presented to Mr. E. Matongo, Mr. A. Katsa- 
nde, and Mr. E. Chimbganda, by Rev. M. E. Culver. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: 

Hymn number 1 from the Ngoma was sung, '-Mpswene, Mpswe- 
ne, Mpswene." Bishop Booth spoke on the theme, ''I want 
to be a Christian in my Heart." He was assisted by several 
ministers, and Bishop Hagen who gave the devotional messeges 
after each serving of the Communion. 

Second Day, Monday, August 15th, 1955 

Devotions, 8: 30 a. m. were conducted by Bishop Hagen. 
Hymn No. 91 from the Methodist Hymnal was sung, and a 
prayer was given by Rev. M. Chiza. The Text used was, "Ask 
and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and 
it will be opened to you." A male sextette sang a hymn, 
"When you know my Jesus too." 

The Board of Education and the Board of Evangelism met 
throughout the day as a Board and in Committees. In the 
evening the assigned Committees mtet. From 9 - 9 : 30 p. m. 
Dr. DeWolf led the Conference in devotions on the theme of 
Communicating the Gospel. 

Third Day, Tuesday, August i6th 1955 

Conference was convened at 8:30 a.m. in the Ehnes Memorial 
Church at Old Umtali by Bishop Odd Hagen of the Scandina- 
vian Area, who led the morning devotions, continuing on 
theme, "Seeking and Finding." Hymn No. 121, "Faith of 
our Father's" was sung. 

Bishop N. S. Booth welcomed Bishop and Mrs. Hagen to our 
Conference and according to arrangement by tke Council of 
Bishops, asked Bishop Hagen to preside over the Annual Con- 
ference. 

Bishop Hagen expressed his gratitude for the privilege and 
opportunity that had been given to him. 

ROLL CALL; The Secretary called the Roll. The Members, 
Missionaries, Accepted Supply Pastors, and Lay Delegates pre- 



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sent are marked "p" on the Conference roll. The following 
members were excused, Rev. A. Boucher, Rev. 0. Chimonyo, 
and Rev. J. Nduna. 

INTRODUCTIONS, P<<ESHNTATION AND QKEETINQS: 

Bishop Booth introduced Mrs. Hagen to the Conference. The 
new Missionaries who had arrived since last Conference were 
introduced and spoke briefly: Miss M. Sawyer, Miss J. Larsen, 
Miss R. Lind, Mr. D. M. Manbeck. R. Harmon was reported 
to be recovering from a road accident. 

The following returned Missionaries were also presented to the 
Conference and spoke briefly, Miss M. Johansson, Miss R. 
Hanson, Miss I. Scovill, Miss S. Hervold, Miss A. Whitney, 
Mr. and Mrs. P. Hassing. 

Bishop Hagen introduced Mrs. Booth and Miss Charlotte Taylor^ 
Bishop Booth's Secretary, to the Conference. 

Dr. and Mrs. Harold DeWolf , professor of Theology at Boston 
University, was introduced to the Conference and spoke briefly 
and read a letter of Greetings from the New - England, South- 
ern Conference, of which he is a member, and it was the Con- 
ference of Bishop Booth when he first came out to Africa. 
Rev. and Mrs. R. Cleminson of St. Andrew's Church, Umtali, 
were introduced, and Rev. and Mrs. Meacham of Umtali who 
will be helping in the Mutambara District, and Miss deKok, 
who formerly taught at Mrewa Mission were also introduced. 

FRATERNAL DELEGATES: Bishop Booth introduced Rev. H. 
Jesse Lawrence, Chairman of the Methodist Synod, to the 
Conference. He spoke briefly and introduced the other dele- 
gates to the Conference, Rev. E. M. Mapondera, Rev. H. H. 
Morley Wright, and Rev. F. B. Rea. Mrs. J. Braithwait was 
unable to attend. 

INTERPRETERS: Rev. J. Chimbadzwa and Rev. M. Chiza 
were elected to be the interpreters for the Conference. 
REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: 

Rev. H. Griffin presented the report of the Committee. On 
motion the printed program was made the official program of 
the Conference, subject to such alterations as may be required. 

BAR OF THE CONFERENCE; The first twelve seats on each side 
of the Church were fixed as the bar of the Conference. The 



302 DAILY PROCEEDINGS 

Ministerial members to sit on the right side and the Lay dele- 
gates on the left. 

The prayer of Dismissal was given by Bishop Booth. This was 
followed by Recess. Hymn No. 60 was sung to open the con- 
tinuing session. 

Greetings were read from the following. Mr. and Mrs. Waka- 
tama, Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Gates, Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Murphree, 
Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Stine, Mr. and Mrs. A. Leiknes, Mr. and 
Mrs. I. Jansen, Miss J. Pfaff , Misses Vivian and Grace Otto, 
Mr. and Mrs. Harper, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Jackson, Mr. and 
Mrs. E. L. Sells, Mr. and Mrs. John Wreford, Mr. Makhema, 
Miss Ruth Lawrence, Secretary for Women's Division for 
Africa, Dr. Ralph Dodge, DWM Secretary, and Bishop Ensley, 
from Iowa. New Missionaries soon to be with us are Miss 
Dorothy Hickok, and Mr. and Mrs. Everrett Matzikeit. Mr. 
Elisha Mtasa, who is studying in England and Mr. and Mrs. 
Thacker in America also sent Greetings. 

It was voted to send Greetings to all of these and also to 
Bishop Springer and Mrs. E.S. Johnson and Mrs. J. Braithwaite. 
Mr. and Mrs. W. Kinyon. 

Bishop Hagen brought Greetings from the Conferences in 
Scandinavia and read a letter of Greeting from the Stockholm 
Area. 

DELEGATES TO GENERAL CONFERENCE: It was agreed 
that there should be one African delegate and one Missionary 
delegate. It was further agreed that the Ministerial delegate 
be an African and the Lay delegate a Missionary. This was 
voted to give the Nominations Committee the thought of the 
Conference. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE: The names of Mr. Bruce 
Smalley and Mr. Enoch Chieza were added to this Committee 
as several members are on furlough. 

COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE IHE MINUTES: Mr. J.S. Wreford 
and Rev. H. I. James, and the Secretarial staff were named 
to examine the minutes from day to day. 

COMPOSITE REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENTS: This report 
was written and read by Rev. H. D. Griffin, and received by 
the Conference. 



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DEVOTIONS: Rev. H. Jesse Lawrence conducted the devotions. 
Miss Nancy Ngonyama sang, "Be Still My Soul." The Text 
was "Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the 
work of the Lord." 

Tuesday Evening: Bishops' reception was held in the Beit 
Hall at 7. 00 p. m. and the programme given to commemo- 
rate the 40th anniversary of the coming of the Miss E. 
Bjorklund, the first missionary from Scandinavia in our work. 
At 9.00 p. m. Dr. DeWolf led the Conference in devotions. 
Ngoma No. 29. Dr. DeWolf's theme was "The prophet Elijah 
and the still, small voice of God." 

Fourth Day, Wednesday August 17, 1955 

Conference was called to order at 8.30 a. m. and Bishop 

Hagen led the devotions. Hymn No. 116. Text: 1 Cor. 15:1- 

11. "Ours is the responsibility to carry the Good News to the 

next person." A male quartett gave one number. 

Bishop Booth suggested that reports distributed in English be 

read in Chimanyika only to save time. 

Report of The African Christian Convention: Rev. Chiza read the 
report of the African Christian Convension, Southern Section. 
No. 8 was adopted by the Conference. No. 9 was referred to 
Building Committee of the Field Committee with the request 
that it extend it to include plans and estimates for church and 
parsonage in the rural areas. The officers elected were con- 
firmed by the Conference. The rest of the report was referred 
to various Boards and Committees. 

Rev. D. Muchapaidze read the report of the African Christian 
Convention, Northern Section. The officers elected were con- 
firmed, it was referred to various Boards and Committees. 

COiVlMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS was instructed to bring in 
suggestions for three committees. 



I 



1. To deal with memorials to General and Central Con- 
ference. 

2. Calendar Committee 

3. Committee to study wedding practices among African 
Christians. 



THE REPORT OF THE METHODIST COUNCIL: was referred to 
the Committee on Interdenominational Relations. 



304 DAILY PHOCEElDi^Gg 

Report of The Conference Treasurer: In the absence of the 
Conference treasurer, Rev. A. R. Boucher, the Secretary read 
the report of the Conference Treasurer, which was adopted. 

Recess 

After Recess Mr. Culver introduced the new edition of the Ngo- 
ma which was greatly welcomed by the Conference and words 
of appreciation were spoken of the great work accomplished 
by Mrs. M. J. Murphree. 

ELECTION OF DELEGATES OF GENERAL AND CENTRAL 
CONFERENCE. 

Tellers chosen E. Chieza, S. King, C. Miller, L. Chieza. 
The Committee of Nominations gave its report. One extra 
nomination was made from the floor. 

Bishop Booth explained about the Bar of the Conference and 
who were entitled to vote and of the importance of careful 
voting. 

First ballot for General Conference was taken. Tellers report- 
ed: no election. 

Rukwadzano Rwe Wadzimai: Mrs. Muparutsa gave the 
report of the Southern Section. 

Devotions: Rev. F. B. Rea, fraternal delegate from the 
Methodist Synod, led in the closing devotions. Solo by S. 
Hervold: "I stand amazed." Conference went into recess at 
12:25 p. m. 

Evening Devotions: At 9:00 p. m. Dr. DeWolf led the 
Conference in devotions and spoke on "Moses and the burn- 
ing bush." 

Fifth Daj, Thursday, August i8, 1955 

Conference was convened at 8.30 a. m. by Bishop Hagen who 
led the devotions. Hymn No. 227. Text: John 1.1-5. '^'•We have 
a history, we have a message, but we also have an experience." 
The male quartette sang. 

A second ballot for delegates to General Conference was taken. 
Rukwadzano; Mrs. Muparutsa completed the reading of 
the report of the Southern Section. The report was received. 

Interdenominational Relations; Mr. T. Roberts read the report 
of the Committee and items numbered 1 and 2 were adopted. 



St. Andrew's Church; Bishop Booth invited Rev. F. B. 

Rea and Rev. H. J. Lawrence to make a statement on the 

proposed projects of co-operation and on St. Andrew's Church, 

Umtah. 

Conference convened at 10. 30 after recess by singing Hymn 

numbered 101. 

Delesrates; Bishop Hagen reported that there was no 
election of a delegate to General Conference so a third ballot 
was taken. Mrs. 0. A. Stine was elected Lay Delegate to 
General Conference. A fourth ballot was taken. 

Interdenominational Relations: The discussion of the report 
of the Committee was continued. Number 3 of the report was 
then voted upon and adopted. 

Board of Ministerial Training: The board was instructed 
to bring five names for the proposed committee agreed 
to in No. 3 of the Report of the Committee on Interdenomi- 
national Relations. 

Delegates: Samuel Chieza was elected Ministerial Delegate 
to General Conference and Mrs. R. C. Gates was elected Lay 
Reserve Delegate to General Conference. 
Question 15 was answered. 

First Woman Admitted to Full Membership: Miss Sylvia E. 
Aldrich was called forward and greeted by the two bishops. 
Bishop Booth announced a moment of historical import- 
ance Miss Aldrich being the first woman ever to be ad- 
mitted into full membership in an Annual Conference. Im- 
mediatly afterwards Marcia Ball, a second woman, was admit- 
ted into the full membership of Conference. 

Delegates: Bishop Booth then informed the Conference 
that seven lay and seven ministerial delegates could be elected 
to the Central Conference and explained the disciplinary pro- 
cedure for the election. 

It was decided by vote of the Conference to elect 4 lay mis- 
sionaries aud 3 lay Africans and 3 ministerial missionaries and 
4 ministerial Africans as delegates to the Central Conference. 
The election was then resumed. 

Conference voted to convene again at 2. 00 p. m. 
Conference was called to order again at 2. 00 p. m. by Bishop 



m 



BAILY PROCEEDt^G^ 



Hagen. Hymn Numbered 70 was sung. Rev. M. Chiza led 
in prayer. 

Delegates: Bishop Hagen announced that there was no 
election of lay delegates to Central Conference, but the Rev. 
J. Chitombo and Rev. P. Hassing had sufficient votes and 
were elected. Rev. J. Chitombo becomes Reserve Ministerial 
Delegate to General Conference. 

Interdenominational Relatons: Item No. 4 was postponed 

and No. 5 adopted. 

A new ballot was taken. 

RUKWADZANO: The report from the Northern Section 

was read by Mrs. J. Chitombo. The report was received. 

Delegates; M. Deyo and S. King and E. Chieza received 
sufficient votes and were elected Lay Delegates to the Central 
Conference. K. Choto had enogh votes and was elected Minis- 
terial Delegate. 

It was agreed to elect 3 reserves in each group and that 
the 3 persons with the highest number of votes on the final 
ballot should be chosen. 

On the third ballot, J. Chidzikwe, M. E. Culver, and M. J. 
Murphree were elected ministerial delegates and C. Manyande 
and Mrs. K. Choto were elected lay delegates to the Central 
Conference. 



The complete List is as follows; 
MINISTERIAL 



S. Chieza 
J. Chitombo 
K. Choto 
J. Chidzikwe 



LAY 



African: E. Chieza 

C. Manyande 
Mrs. K. Choto 



African: 



Reserve: J. Chimbadzwa 
P. Nyamukapa 
P. Machiri 

Missionary: P. Hassing 

M. E. Culver 
M. J. Murphree 



Reserve: P. Dube 

Mrs. J. Chitombo 
Mrs. M. Muparutsa 



Reserve: 



J. E. Aeschliman 
R. C. Gates 
K. E. Eriksson 



Missionaries: Mrs. 0. A. Stine 
Mrs. R.C. Gates 
Miss S. King 
Miss M. Deyo 

Reserve: Mr. T. Roberts 

Mr. B. Smalley 
Mrs. M. E. Culver 



RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 30T 

GUESTS: Mr. Culver introduced Mr. P. Beven, Rev. and 
Mrs. Booth of the British and Foreign Bible Society to the 
Conference. Mr. Bevan spoke briefly and Rev. Booth pro- 
nounced the benediction. 
Conference went into recess at 3. 20 p. m. 

Thursday Evening-: Devotions were led by Dr. DeWolf at 
9:00 p. m. Ngoma 1. His theme for the evening was "Jeremiah 
and his meeting with the Holy God." 

Sixth Day, Friday, Augfust 19, 1955 

Conference was called to order at 8:30 A. M. Hymn 120. 

Bishop Hagen led in devotions with the theme, "We have 

a testimony." A sextette sang, "The Lord is My Shepherd." 

Rev. Booth, of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 

greeted the Conference and spoke of his work of getting 

the Bible into the hands of the people. 

Bishop Booth nominated the following committee for three 

purposes: 

L To meet Mr. Bevan and Rev. Booth 

2. To select a nominee to work with Rev. Jackson in the 
revision of the Shona Bible. 

3. A continuing committee to work on the Bible and 
literature. 

J. Muskwe Luke Chieza B. Reitz, convener 

P. Nyamukapa Nancy Ngonyama Mr. Murphree 

L Scovill Abel Muzorewa Mrs. Griffin 

D. Mudzengerere Mrs. Muparutsa Mrs. Culver 

K. Choto J. Rugayo Miss Taylor 
G. Kapenzi 

It was agreed that this committee was to meet at tea-time 
and elect a standing committee to carry on the work. 
Committee on Journal: Mr. Wreford presented the report 
which with four changes was adopted. 

Report of the Wabvuwi: 

Mr. E. Chieza read the report of the Southern Section. The 
officers were confirmed and the report was received. 

Mr. W. Chieza read the report of the Northern Section. 
The officers elected were confirmed by the Conference and 
the report was adopted. 



m DAILY PROCEEDINGS 

Historical Society: Rev. Musingwini read the report of the 
Historical Society which was taken item by item and the whole 
report was recieved. 

Board of Evangelism: Rev. J. Chidzikwe read the report of 
the Board of Evangelism. With alterations the report was 
adopted. 

Bishop Booth presented a new flag to Headlands Circuit who 
had the best attendance at this year's Woman's Bible Schools. 
Mrs. Nuttal of the Old Umtali Secondary School was introduc- 
ed to the Conference by Bishop Hagen. 

Recess 

Conference was called to order. Hymn 81 
Rev. F. Meacham spoke on behalf of the work of the Evange- 
lical Association working in Portuguese East Africa and the 
offering to be taken on World Communion Sunday for this 
purpose. 

Mr. Boucher being sick was excused from attending this 
session of Conference. 

Rev. Kowo read the report of the Ngariende (African Mission- 
ary Society). Officers as printed in Conference minutes of 
1954, p. 189 were confirmed. After some profitable discuss- 
ion the report was received. 

Board of Education: Samuel Muzulu read the Report of 
Board of Education. The Section of the Director of Religious 
Education was received. The Section on the Committee of 
Religious Education was received and adopted. The Section 
on Curriculum was received and adopted. Section on Schools- 
No. 1 was referred to the Field Committee, No. 2 and 3 
adopted. 

Devotion: Solo by M. E. Culver "I would rather have Jesu." 
Devotions were led by Rev. R. Cleminson. He spoke from 
St. John's Gospel — "Do you love me?" 
Conference went into recess at 12:45. 

Friday Afternoon: 

Conference was called to order at 4:00 P. M. with Bishop 

Booth presiding. Ngoma 29. Philip Chieza led in prayer. Ai 

NEW MISSIONARY: Bishop Booth introduced Roger 
Harmon and expressed the gratitude of the Conference for his 



RHODTi.SrA AN^^UAL CONFERENCE 300 

recovery. 

Roger Harmon expressed his joy in being at his first Confere- 
nce and hoped that he in the future would have another 
opportunity to attend a Conference at Old Umtati. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE reported on its work. 

COMMITTEE on MEMORIALS to General and Central 
Conference. 

S. Chieza Mrs. Stine 

J. Chitombo M. Deyo 

P. Hassing S. King 

M. Culver E. Chieza 

C. Manyande 

CALENDAR COMMITTEE; M. Deyo, J. Rugayo to carry 
through next Conference. 

Due to the difficulties of the representatives of the two 
sections of the Christian Convention meeting during the year 
we recommend that the officers and missionary advisor of 
each section draw up resolutions for discussions on wedding 
ceremonies for discussion at the next annual convention and 
these be coordinated and presented to the next annual 
ConferencCo Report was adopted. 

REPORT OF EDUCATION continued to be read by Samuel 

Muzulu. 

Section on Home and Community Life was adopted after 

certain changes had been agreed upon, and it was agreed to 

have Dr. Nutting write a statement as she gave orally to the 

Conference. Arrangements were made for the meeting of 

committees that had not yet met. 

The Conference went into recess at 6:00 P. M. 

Evening Devotions: At 9:00 Dr. DeWolf led the Conference 
in devotios and spoke on the theme "Forgive them that 
tresspass against us." 

Seventh Day, Saturday, August 20, 1955. 
Conference was called to order at 8:30 A. M. by Bishop 
Hagen who led in devotions. Hymn No. 50 was sung and he 
took his text from Phillipians 2:5-12. ''The messenger as 
standing between the past and the present interpreting the 
past sacred events to the present generation." A male sextett 
san^, "Shall I Crucify My Saviour." 



210 DAILY PROCEEDINGS 

The Committee on Interdenominational Relations discussed 
point 4 concerning St Andrew's Church, Umtali. Mr. J. S. 
Wreford, Lay Delegate from St. Andrew's spoke on the pro- 
blems and opportunities of the work of this European Con- 
gregation. Rev. R. Cleminson, present pastor of St. Andrew's 
Church, and others spoke on the matter. Bishop Booth 
closed the discussion with a statement on the St. Andrew's 
Church. 

On motion it was agreed that tke Board Secretaries from 
Great Britain and U. S. A. together with representatives of 
the Synod and conference meet in October with the Full 
members of St. Andrew's Church for a discussion on the pro- 
blems and possibilities involved. Conference will later have 
to take official action on any proposal that may come from 
the meeting. 

The whole report on Interdenominational Relations was 
adopted. 

Recess: 

Conference re-convened with the singing of 180 in Ngoma. 

Board of Ministerial Training nominated a committee on 

Theological Education to meet with representatives of the 

Synod. The members suggested were: Rev. E- J. Aeschliman, 

Rev. P. Hassing, Rev. J. Chitombo, and Rev. J. Chimbadzwa. 

The Committee was elected by the conference. 

The Board of Education report was continued being read by 

Rev. Samuel Muzulu. 

The action on M.Y.F. was adopted. 

The section on Publications was adopted after certain changes 

had been made. 

The M.Y.F. officers nominated were confirmed. 
Rev. 0. Stine was elected chairman of the Board of Educat- 
ion and C. Manyande was elected secretary. 

The whole report of the Board of Education was adopted. 
Miss B. Reitz read the report on Literature and Stewardship, 
which was received. 

Mr. J. S. Wreford was excused from attending further sessions 
of the Conference. 

Miss I. Scovill read the report of thefCommission'on Finance. 
After some discussion and one change the report was adopted, 



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Bishop Booth announced the appointment of the following 
Committee to act as a standing committee for clarifying dis- 
ciplinary questions and questions of usage:- M. E. Culver, 
Chairman, E. Chieza, M. J. Murphree, Miss King, Mrs. Chiza, 
Dr. Nutting, Reginald Ngonyama, Jr., Mrs. Mparutsa, J. 
Chidzikwe, and J. Rugayo. 

Miss Scovill was added to the committee on Daily Proceed- 
ings in Mr. Wreford's absence. 

Rev. J. Nduna and Mr. J. Machiri were reported to have 
arrived at the conference sessions. 

It was agreed to meet again at 2: p. m. 

Closing devotions: A solo was sung by Mr. E. Chieza. Rev. 
Frank Meacham led in the devotions reading from Ephesians, 
using the theme, ''The Unsearchable Riches of Christ." 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON. 

2: p. m. The session opened with the singing of Ngoma 260. 
Constitution: Completion to include 2 alternates; one minist- 
erial and one lay, in paragraph 6. 

Election of one more member and two alternates for the 
Board of Trustees was needed. 

The following were elected by ballot. 

Ministerial: M. J. Murphree and P. Nyamukapa, Reserve. 
Lay: J. W. Wreford, Reserve. 

Rev. J. Chidzikwe read the report of the Committee on 
Memoirs which was adopted. To carry out the decision of 
the conference concerning Rev. Faku's grave, Rev. Luke 
Chieza was elected. A collection was agreed upon for 4: p.m. 
with authority given to Mr. L. Chieza to solicit other gifts if 
needed. 

H. D. Griffin read the Statistical report which was adopted to 
be printed in the Journal. 

New Statistician elected Rev. R. C. Gates. 

Question 6 was answered. 

E. Chieza read the report of the Lay Leader and report of 
thei2 Board of Lay Activities, which were received by the 
conference. 



St2 DAILY PROCEEDINGS 



Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 have been answered. Also 25, 
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. 

M. Deyo read the report of the auditing committee which 
was adopted. 

Mr. Griffin was presented with a certificate from the Lan- 
guage Committee showing that he had completed his Shona 
Language Course. 

Conference adjourned for recess. 

Re-convened at 4: 10 with the singing of Ngoma 140. 
Question 32 was answered by an invitation from Old Umtali 
for the 1956 conference to be held Aug. 19 - 26. The Board 
of Education and the Board of Ministerial Training are to 
meet Aug. 17. 

E. Chieza read the report of the Commission on Worship and 
Music; after some discussion section 6 was taken off and the 
report was adopted. 

Miss M. Ball read the report of the Committee on Urban 
Areas. After to changes the report was adopted. 
Rev. Samuel Munjoma read the report of the Board of 
Temperance which was received. 

E. Chieza read the report on Student Loans which was 
adopted. 

C. Manyande read the report of the Committee on Medical 
Activities which after one change was adopted. 

J. Chimbadzwa read the report from the Board of Ministerial 
Training which was received. 

Questions 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 
23, 24 were answered. 

K. Choto read the report of the Board of Conference 
Claimants which was adopted. 

The financial report and an additional report were read and 
adopted. 

M. E. Culver read the report of the Committee on Memorial 
to the General and Central Conferences which report was 
adopted. Voting: 76 for none against, 



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H. Griffiin made the motion that the minutes of the sessions 
of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, are to be examined and 
approved by the journal committee without further action of 
Conference. 

Editor: On motion, the Secretary was elected to edit and 
published the Journal, and to make such alterations as may 
be necessary for correctness and uniformity, without changing 
the meaning of any action of the Conference, and that the 
published copy properly certified by the President and the 
Secretary, be the Official Journal of the Conference. 

Nominations on the Methodist Council to replace S. Chieza, 
E. L. Sells and R. C. Gates were P. Hassing, M. E. Culver, 
and A. Muzorewa. 

Methodist Youth Council: Rev. R. Cleminson was elected to 
replace Rev. Sells. 

SRC. Conf. The voting delegates arc to be elected at the 
1956 Annual Conference. 

A retiring collection for Clifford Faku's grave was taken. 
The session adjourned at 6: 50 p. m. 

Eighth Day, Sunday, August 21st 

DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL BELLS: A service was held at 
9:00 a. m. dedicating five bells given by Mrs. Helen Taylor 
and her son Mr. J. Clegget Taylor in memory of their father 
the Rev. John A. Taylor. These bells were given to five of the 
churches in the Conference as follows: 



Church 
Mt. Makomwe 
Gandanzara 

Muradzikwa 



Remembering 
Harrison Maranke 
Ishe P. Gandanzara 

Mufundisi Nduli 



Represented by 
Titus Maranke 
Mildred Ganda- 
nzara Chikwinya 
Benjamin Katsi- 
dzira 
Chigudu Nicodemus Kawadza Jonah Kawadza 

Harare Six african Evangelists Samuel Chieza 

and ministers who came in 
1892 up from the Transvaal 
to assist the European 
Missonaries in preaching 
the Gospel. 

Among those taking a leading part in the service were Bishop 



314 DAILY PROCEEDTNGS 

N. S. Booth, Bishop Odd Hagen, Dr. Harold deWolf, Dr. and 
Mrs. L. D. Sherertz. 

WORSHIP AND ORDINATION SERVICE: The service was 
held at 10.00 a. m. and was conducted by Bishop Booth. 
During the service he baptized some children of ministers 
and received on trial into the Conference: Ezekiel Matongo, 
Alfred Katsande, and Elijah Chimbgandah. He received into 
full membership into the Conference Sylvia Aldrich, Marcia 
Ball, John Jijita, Jonah Kawadza, Simon Kowo, Nason Madzi- 
nga, Davison Mushapaidze, Abel Muzorewa, John Nemaungwe. 
The following were ordaned as Deacons: Marcia Ball, John 
Jijita, Jonah Kawadza, Simon Kowo, Nason Madzinga, Davison 
Mushapaidze, Abel Muzorewa, John Nemaungwe. 

AFRICAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY: The Annual Meeting of 
the African Missionary Society was held at 2.00 in the 
afternoon. 

Sunday 4 p. m. The session opened with the singing of 
Ngoma 2 Rev. S. Chieza led in prayer. 
The calendar Committee reported by distributed the calender 
for the year. It was suggested that it should be printed in 
shona. The report was received. 

The secretary reported on the recommendation from the 
Cabinet to re— divide the Districts to take place from next 
Conference - time. The report was adopted unaminously. 
It was agreed to send greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Crummy 
who was reported to be seriously ill and also to Mr. and 
Mrs. A. Boucher. 

Rev. Rugayo expressed the gratitude and appreciation of the 
Conference for the presence and leadership of Bishop and 
Mrs. Odd Hagen. Bishop Hagen responded by expressing his 
joy for the inspiration and spiritual fellowship that he had 
received during the conference. 

Rev. P. Nyamukapa read the report of Committee on Reso- 
lutions which was received. 

Final Adjournment: On motion of P. Hassing, the conference 
voted that after the reading of the appointments the confer- 
ence adjourn. (Sine Die). 

Bishop Booth read the appointments and pronounced the 
Benediction. 

Adjournment: The conference adjourned (Sine die) at 5.30 p. m, 



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Certificate of the President and the Secretary 

This certifies that this volume of the Seventeenth Session of 
the Rhodesia Annual Conference of The Methodist Church 
held at Old Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, August 14lh - 21st 
1955, is a complete and correct record of the proceedings and 
reports (which are published under part VI) and as such was 
adopted by the action of the Conference as its official record. 



(iyciCi KZTL'Cc^^'yv 



President 




Secretary 



CliRTlFICATE OF ORDINATION 

This is to certify that I, Newell Snow Booth, a Bishop of 
The Methodist Church, ordained as Deacons, after election by 
the Rhodesia Conference, Marcia Ball, John Jijita, Jonah Ka- 
wadza, Simon Kowo, Nason Madzinga, Davison Mushapaidze, 
Abel Muzorewa, John Nemaimgwe according to the usages and 
Discipline of The Methodist Church. 
Sunday August 21st, 1955. 
Old Umtali, Southern Rhodesia 





31^ DISCIPLI^AHY QUESTioygl ^ 

PART IV 

DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS 

The Business of the Annual Conference. 

The business of the Annual Conference, held at Old Umtali, 
Southern Rhodesia, August 14th to 21st 1955, Bishop Hagen 
presiding: 

PART I Organization and Introductory Reports 

1. Who are the Officers of the Conference? 
Secretary: Per Hassing 

Assistants: E. de Vries, K. Choto. 
Treasurer: A. R. Boucher 
Statistician: H. D. Griffin 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated? Yes. See consti- 
tution. 

3. Are the Officers handling funds bonded? No. 

4. What is the report of the programme Committee as to 
the hours of the session, the bar of Conference and pro- 
gramme? Printed programme accepted as official. The 
bar of Conference was set according to disciplinary 
ruling. 

5. Who are the Members of the Boards and Committee? 
See Part II, list of Boards, Commissions and Committee. 

6. Who is elected Conference Lay Leader? Enoch Chieza. 
What is his report? See Board of Lay Activities Report, 
Who are confirmed as District Leader? L. Kasambira, 
W. Chieza, Henry Mafunga, R. Jangano, E. Chiwadzwa, 
Job Tsiga, Jasper Machiri, J. Chingono, P. Dube. 

7. What are the Reports of the District Superintendents as 
to the status of the work within their District and 
Suggestions for the work of the future? See Composite 
report, Part IV. 

PART 3 Pertaining to Ministerial Relations 

8. Having made enpuiries as to the life and character of 
the members of the Conference, does the Board of 
Ministerial Qualification, Training and Relations recom- 



RHODESIA ANNtJAL CONFERIiNCli Ml 

mend that their Uves are such that they be continued in 
the effective ministry? Yes. 

'^, 

9. Who are the Accepted Supply Pastors? 

Silas Chitiyo, Nathan Ndidzano, Maxin Mutambanengwe, 
Martin Nyagura. Elisha Mvududu, William Karamazondo, 
Anion Kanyenze, Henry Mafunga, Enoch Makuto, 
Jotliam Risinamudzi, Moses Hunidzarira, Jonah Dangirwa, 
Joseph Mauto, Joel Gwara, Gilbert Rakabopa, Joshua 
Chirikuutsi, D. M. Katsidzira, Lernart Kasambira, 
Philemon Dube, Paul Maviza, D. Chipaumire, J. Kazingire. 

10. What Accepted Supply Pastors now under full time 
appointment are taking the Conference Course of Study? 
Silas Chitiyo, Nathan Ndidzano, Maxin Mutambanengwe, 
Martin Nyagura, Elisha Mvududu, WilliBm Karomazondo, 
Aaron Kanyenze, Henry Mafunga, Enoch Makuto, Jotham 
Risimamudzi, Moses Hunidzarira, Jonah Dangirwa, Joseph 
Makuto, Joel Gwara, Gilbert Rakabopa, Joshua Chiriku- 
utsi, D.M. Katsidzira, Lennart Kasambira, Philemon Dube, 
Joshua Mutsago, Paul Maviza. 

11. Who are recommended to take the course for reception 
on trial? None. 

12. Who are received on trial? Elijah Chimbganda, Alfred 
Katsande, Ezekiel Matongo 

13. Who remain on trial? 

(a) In the studies of the first year ? None. 

(b) In the studies of the second year? None. 

(c) Solomon Zuze, Nason Dikanifua, 

(d) In the studies of the fourth year? 
Davison Chikosi, Elisha Kuwana 

Exempt from the course of study under the Seminary rule. 
Marshall W. Murphree. 

14. Who on trial are discontinued? 
David Chinogureyi 

15. What full members are in studies? 

Sylvia Aldrich, Marcia Ball, John Jijita, Jonah Kawadza, 
Simon Kowo, Nason Madzinga, Davison Muchapaidze, 
Abel Muzorewa, John Nemaungwe. 



318 DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS ^ 

16. What full members are in studies? 

a. 3rd year: M. Ball, H. F. Anfinsen 

b. 4tli year: Philemon Gurupira, Martin Chieza J. 
Kawadza, J. Jijita S. Kowo, N. Madzinga D. Musha- 
paidze, A. Muzorewa, J. Nemaungwe. 

17. What full members have completed the studies of the 
fourth year? None. 

18. Who have been elected and ordained deacons? 
a as local prenchers? None. 

b. as members on trial in the course of study ? 

Marcia Ball, John Jijita, Jonah Kawadza, Simon 
Kowo, Nason Madzinga, Davison Mushapaidze, Abel 
Muzorewa, John Nemaungwe. 

19. Who have been elected and ordained Elders? 

a. as local preachers? None. 

b. as Conference members in the course of study? None. 

20. Who have had their Conference membership terminated? 
By withdrawal: None. 

21. What ministerial members have died during the year? 
None. 

22. What ministers have retired? 

a. This year? Philip Chieza, Obodiah Chimonyo. 

b. Previous? Zachariah Mukombiwa, Thomas Maranke 
T.A. O'Farrell, G. A. Roberts, Benjamin Katsidzira, 

David Mandisodza, H. I. James, Reginald Ngonyama. 

23. Who are left without appointment to attend school? 
None. 

24. What other personal notations should be made? L. E. 
Adkins, appointment with another Missionary Society 
without annuity claim. 

Davison Chikosi was granted one year leave of absence 
as a Supernumerary. 

25. What are the reports of the Boards and Committees and 
Secretaries of the Conference? See Part VI Reports. 

26. What is the report of the Conference Statistician? See 
Report, Part VIII. 

27. What is the report of the Conference Treasurer? See 
Report of VI D. 

28. What is the report of the Auditing Committee? Bookg 



APPOINTMENTS 319 

audited and correct. See Report Part VI. 

29. What is schedule for the minimum support for pastors? 
Salary Scale as adopted by 1954 Conference. 

30. What apportionments of Conference funds are recom- 
mended by the Committee on Finance? 

a. For Conference Claimants? 
Pastor £2 — 10 — per annum 
Circuit £5 — — per annum 

b. for World Service? Free Will 

c. for Episcopal Fund 1^% of Pastor's Salary 

d. for General Administration Fund? assessed on 
membership. 

e. Central Conference Fund? assessed on membership. 
See Report of Committee on Finance. 

31. What are the objectives of the Conference for the 
coming year? See various reports adopted by Conference 
and Quadrennial report prepared by the Field Com- 
mittee 

32. Where shall the next Conference be held? Old Umtali, 
August 19-26, 1956. 

APPOINTMENTS 

PART V 

THE APPOINTMENTS OF THE RHODESIA ANNUAL 

CONFERENCE 

Note: Heavy type — Members of the Conference 
Italic — Members on trial 

Roman — Missionaries and Approved Supply 

Pastors 
( ) — Teachers and other workers 

Numbers after the names of members and ministers indicate the number of 
consecutive years of the appointments 

MARANQE - CIDUKU DISTRICT 

Superintendent: Hans F. Anfinsen 4 

Assistant Superintendent: Moses Aluparutsa I 

Religious Education Worker: Marange:(Johnson Chingono 3) 



Religious Education Worker: Ciduku: (Kenneth Mhandu 1) 

MARANKE NORTH CIRCUIT; Samuel Mnnjoma 3 

Evangelist: i'aul Maviza 

Cipfatsui-a; (Edvv. Machiri, Sarah Munjo- 



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Mushunje: 

Mandiambira: 

Nyika: 
Cirinda: 

Mukuni: 

Gonongono: 
Zarawa: 
Achnashee: 
Zumbare: 



ma, Gilbert Matara, Lovemore 
Mupita, Christopher Mbanje, 
Eva Chakonda, Mabel Tondo- 
ya, Albert Nyangaiii.) 
(Eric Muzhizhihzi, Timothy 
Fungirayi, Lammech Shungu, 
Caleb Mundieta, Annie Mato- 
ndo, Annie Munjoma, Jane 
Pundo, Delia Fungirayi.) 
(Harry Matondo, Elia Chidzi- 
kwe, Esther Matanga, Joseph 
Muzhizhizhi, Cathrine Mwa- 
swodza.) 

(Nathaniel Maziti, Elia Wilson 
Chadebinga, Elem Mukuze, 
Sophie Mukuze, E. Muhlanga, 
(Enoch Gowero, Lennert 

Machiri, Denford Nyambawa- 

ro, Clifford Cingweshe, Annie 

Tumbare.) 

(Edw. Nyambawaro, Walter 

Muchineuta, Wilbert Ngorima 

Sophie Cinoera.) 

(Johnson Simango, Gladman 

Mandiambira Susan Marange.) 

(David Matanga, Elia Munyo- 

nho.) 

(Rennias Napata, Ignatius 

Dzingirayi) 

(To be supplied.) 



MARANGE CENTRAL CIRCUIT: Moses Muparutsa I 
Evangelist: (Obadiah Manjengwa) 

Makomwe: ( Faustino Dambudzo, Jonas 

Sakala, Donald Chitsiku, 
Esnath Matowe, Elia Zamari- 
dza, Nester Marange, Gloria 
Mutepfa, Mai Muparutsa) 
Matanda: (Earl Marembo, Eric Musha- 

mbi, Charles Basera, Giles Mu-, 
tasa, Laizah Mushunje, Mitah 
Marembo, Alice Mushunje) 
Musiringofaf (John Neganje, Saul Madzira- 



APPOINTMENTS 



Mafararikwa: 



Gwindingwi: 
Cigonda: 
Mzwenga: 
Mutimba: 

Nharira: 

MARANQE SOUTH CIRCUIT: 

Evangelist: 

Mutsago: 



Masasi: 

Maswaure: 

Betera: 

Cikuku: 

Maviza: 
Zwipiripiri: 

CIDUKU SOUTH CIRCUIT 

Evangelist: 
Citenderano: 



she, Collins Kanjande, Victoria 

Mparndza.) 

(Elia Muredzwi, Kedwel Mu- 

chimwe, Elisha Nyambawaro, 

Anna Moore Nyambawaro, 

Beatrice Murendzwi, Verna 

Madziure.) 

(Happy Maliati, Naome Ma- 

liati.) 

(Baxter Mataswa, Cecilia Ma- 

taswa, Tina Mae Ndoro.) 

(Dennie Kwembeya, Ash worth 

Mataswa.) 

(Lammech Musanyesa, John 

Shamu.) 

(to be supplied.) 

Ezekial Matongo l 

(Obediah Manjengwa.) 

(Wonder Mutsago, Samson 

Marwa, Kwanai Mutsago, 

Gideon Mutsago, Chourombo 

Sitole, Elizabeth Hlatywayo, 

Ethel Hlatywayo.) 

(Albert Madondo, John Mu- 

tserepete, Schadrach Senga, 

Rannie Marange, Teddy Nyo- 

ke.) 

(Wilson Mushambi, Denford 

Gombe, John Maswaure, 

Sylverster Kutesera, Jannet 

Maundike.) 

(Jonathan Masaka, David Mu- 

tepfa.) 

(Tobias Kadira, Lainah Mu- 

tepfa.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

Phillip Chieza (until Dec.) lo 
P. Gurupira (from Jan.) i 
(Joshua Chirikuutsi) 
(Newton Ciwara, Elia Ciwara, 
Arnold Musumbi, Phineas Ne- 



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Sliarara: 



Ciduku: 



Cigora: 

Romsley: 
Sherwood Farm: 

CIDUKU NORTH CIRCUIT 

Evangelist: 
Gurure: 



Rukweza: 



Cliinya: 

Chigwedere: 

Dowa Division: 

Inyazura: 

Madzonga: 

Masedza: 

Musungambera: 

Rusape: 

Schools under the supervision 
Mtasa-Makoni District, which 
Ciduku District are: 

Muziti: 



Chinyadza: 



ngeterwa, Rezen Nyamaphene, 

Anna Mupete.) 

(Arabishen Kapenzi, Killion 

Masunda, David Chikwawawa, 

Abel Sharara, Nancy Kapenzi, 

Miriam Matongo, Alice 

Kembe.) 

(Killion Zuhidza, Dickson 

Kanyangu, Golden Kurai, 

Maggie Mbuwerimwe.) 

(Thomas Shoko, Benjamin 

Gurure.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

Obediah Musingwini, 2 

(Jonah Dangirwa.) 

(Noah Kapumha, Winlow 

Gombedza, Juta Munjamani, 

Charles Ciripamberi, Charity 

Kapumha.) 

(James Ciripamberi, Kenneth 

Mukoyi, Anna Dangirwa, 

Rowena Ciripamberi.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

(to be supplied.) 

of the Superintendent of the 



are located in the 



Marange- 



(M. Mataranyika, S. Kapfu 
mvuti, L. Nyamapfene, E. 
Mandisha, G. Sauramba A. 
Mazaiwana, L. Mataranyilv;i, 
P. Muziti, J. Matikinyidze.) 
(T. Mucini, D. Jijita, O. Mu- 
pindu.) 



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Cliizowana: 



(M. Mukuzwazwa, E. Mazirc, 
K. Mukunga.) 



MUTAMBARA DISTRICT: 

Stipt'iiiilcndent of Churches: Lennart Blomquist (Until return 

of Kare Eriksson) 
Kare Eriksson 

Women's Work: Mrs. L. Blomquist (until the re- 

turn of Mrs. K. Eriksson.) 
Mrs. K. Eriksson.) 

Superintendent of School: (Mr. F. Meacham until Jan. 1, 

1956) K. Eriksson beginning 
Jan, 1, 1956 

Miss M. Deyo in Zimunya beg- 
inning Jan. 1, 1956 

Religious Education Worker: (Mr. Rishon Gwinya) 



MUTAMBARA CENTRE: 

Pastor: 

Associate Paster: 
Women's Work: 

Chairman of Staff: 
Directress of Girls' Work: 



Central Primary School: 
Principal: 



Headmistress: 
Headmaster: 

Teachers: 



Boy's Industrial: 

GirFs Industrial: 
Girl's Agriculture; 



Titus Maranke 4 
L. Blomquist 3 
(Mrs. T. Maranke.) 
Mrs. L. Blomquist 

L. Blomquist until return of 
K. Eriksson 

Miss Deyo until Jan. 1, 1956; 
Miss Scovill beginning Jan. 1, 
1956; Assistant, Miss D. Hickok. 

Miss Deyo until Jan. 1, 1956; 

K. Eriksson, beginning Jan. 1, 

1956. 

Miss I. Scovill until Jan. 1, 1956 

(Mr. A. T. Mwamuka) beginning 

Jan. 1, 1956. 

(K. Sitole, B. Rugayo, R. Ruga- 

yo, H. Emmert, S. Mhiripiri, 

W. Sigauke, A. Shoko, E. Chiru- 

ka.) 

L. Blomquist, Supervisor. (E. 

Sisimai, S. Mashingaidze, E. Clii- 

tumwa.) 

I . Scovill (E. Mukonde L. Mu- 

konde, V. Mauwa.) 

D. Hickok 



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Boy's Boarding and Farm: L. Blomquist 
Boarding Mistress: (Mrs. A. Nyamondera.) 

Mission Secretary: Mrs. L. Blomquist 

Medical Work: Ruth Hanson, Ruth Lind, (Violet 

Dube, Mavis Sitole, Mary Manya- 
yu, Clara Mbodza, Dessie Katsi- 
dzira) 
M. Y. F. To be supplied 

Sunday School: R. Hanson 

Junior Church: I. Scovill,(A. Kadzura.) 

Upon the return of Mr. R. C. Gates, the Zimunya area of the 
present Mutambara District will be incorporated into the 
Umtali — Zimunya District. Mr. Gates will be the District 
and Church Superindent of this new District. 



MUTAMBARA EAST 
Matendeudze 



Nyambeya 

Chiramba 

Dunhu 



Cronley 

Mudima 

Nunyebvu 

Mutambara Reserve 



MUTAMBARA WEST 

ChakolRva: 



Shinja; 



Eliah Jang^ano 4 

(Elliot Mukonde, David Chinze- 

nde, One Mufudza, Ella Sisimayi, 

Zienile, Sitole, Grace Mukonde.) 

(Lovemore Jangano, Kuda Ma- 

katare, Esnath Kamusono, 

Jannie Ngosi.) 

(Nicodemus Magobeya, Stanley 

Kutukwa, Margret Sitole, Sylvia 

Kashiri.) 

(John Mandikutse, Sarah Sitole, 

Ephraim Musariarwa, Anie Mu- 

hlanga.) 

(Eliah Murimwa.) 

( E. Tadzwi, Panganayi Dube. ) 

(Tudor Chinzende, Ganya Mu- 

njoma.) 

(Period Dube, Elizabeth Sitole, 

Sarah Mutari, Moddie Charwa- 

dza, Samuel Chibvuri, Nason 

Musere.) 

Silas Kasambira 9 
(Aaron Hlahla, Esther Mutisi, 
Henry Dzambo, Dorothy Ka- 
sambira,'* r Amos Rwizi, Ida 
Mugebe.) 

(Lloyd Munjoma, Moses Mu- 
raisi, Esther Tiengane, Elion 



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32o 



Matsororo: 
Necitima: 
Hot Springs: 
Chayemiti: 



NYANYADZF: 
Nyanyadzi Main: 



ZIMUNYA SOUTH; 

Evangelist: 

Munyarari: 



Derembge: 



Mambgere: 

Dambakurimwa: 

Impudzi: 

Dzobo: 

Murare; 



Simbi.) 

(EUmon Makamanzi, Esther 

Makamanzi.) 

(Size Masenga, Elijah Mupa- 

ndare, Agnes Kasambira.) 

(Hapson Padenga, John Chi- 

kotosa.) 

(Philip Tofa, Martha Bangwa- 

yo, Tennyson Sibanda, Annie 

Sigauke.) 

Jackson Rugayo 3 
(Jotliam Chatema, Frances 
Chatema, Artwell Munjoma, 
Eliazbeth Nkomo, Adonia 
Magwere, Marjorie Rukweza, 
Annie Kombo, Sarah Musa- 
mirapamwe, Ethen Mushiri, 
Senjoulan Maringapasi, Len- 
nard Mupinda, Merana Sitole, 
Chrispen Munyama, Herbert 
Matiashe, Mphiriro Gwitira.) 

Johnson Maramba 1 
M. Mutambanengwe. 
(Samson Muzulu, Mattie Mu- 
parutsa, Alice Nkomo, Mavis 
Chidembo, Annie Grace Chi- 
wenda, Newton Mucucu.) 
(Simpson Mutanga, Morrison 
Parwehosi, Richard Chikosi, 
Aggrey Rusero, Lucina Chi- 
bwana, Norali Bandura.) 
(Denford Musiyarira, Silas 
Ziuya.) 

(Mitros Murare, Tamary Mu- 
rare, Arnold Murangwa.) 
(Muza Chiturumana, Alex 
Sitole, Gedion Nzatu.) 
(Daniel Betterman, Winnie 
Mutanga, Janet Mashingaidze.) 
(Nathan^!: Ndidzano, .^Blessing 
Mudombozi, iXhristinai'Bvu- 
mbura, Nester Chipepera, 



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oiiio: 



Cliitora: 



ZIMUNYA NORTH: 
Murad/ikvva: 



Chitakatira: 



Gvv«'se: 

Bvuiiiba: 
Rowa: 

Dangaro: 



Lazarus Gundumura.) 
(Booker Musamirapamwe, 
Constance Musamirapamwe, 
Schoorai Sitole, Jennifer Ma- 
tamisi.) 

(Glaman Munyamana, Edwrad 
Makukunza, Leah Mhizha, 
Rose Sitole, Samuel Musaba- 
yana, Estella Shiridzinomwa.) 

Bnoch Munjoma. 2 
(John Madhlayo, Annah Ma- 
dhlayo, Reuben Chitenderu, 
Martha Chitenderu, Amos 
Mupinda, Philip Kutseza, Lois 
Munyama, Joyce Munyama, 
Grace Matiashe.) 
(Martin Nyagura, Tobias Mu- 
radzikwa, Joyce Muradzikwa, 
Rhoda Mutanga, Verna Chite- 
nderu, Rhoda Mutisi, Oliver 
Zamba.) 

(Teddie Bepete, Hardware 
Marowa, Matron Chitenderu, 
Sinah Chipiri.) 

(Amon Bepete, Tebetha Mu- 
njeni.) 

(John Nduna (Wellington Mu- 

zarewetu, Sophie Muringwa, 

Hector Mucucu.) 

(Alford Gowero, Clever Mata- 

nga. Sly via Mudabura, Annah 

Mvumi.) 



MUTASA— MAKONI DISTRICT 

Superintendent: 
Assistant Superintendent: 
Woman's work 



Religious Education worker: 

NYAKATSAPA CIRCUIT: 

Associate minister: 



H. D. Griffin 4 

Luke Chieza 2 

Mrs. H. D. Griffin, (Mrs. Luke 

Chieza.) 

(Willas Makunike) 

Luke Chieza 7 

Alfred Katsande 1 



APPOmTMENTS 



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Evangelist Inyanga North: 
ISyakatsapa: 



Shakuyu: 

Vumbunu: 

Zinyembe: 

Buwu: 

Rupinda 

Samanga: 

Maguwa: 

Wengo: 

Nyatitari: 

Nyatoro: 

Nyamaropa: 

Nyamukwarara: 

PENHALONQA-MUNDENDA: 

Religious Education worker: 
Penhalonga: 

Mundenda: 



Marara: 
Mt. Jenya: 

Mwandiambira: 
Chikanga: 
Battery Spruit: 
Mountain Home: 



Gilbert Rakabopa 

(Isaac Musamba, E. Makunike, 

E. Sitole, J. Kurewa, P. Ma- 

swikeni, F. Muparanyaiiga, S. 

Mbutsa, A. Banda, Jane Cliio- 

rah, W. Masara, B. Mabvunza, 

John Chiorah, J. Mashingaidze, 

Fergson Chiorah.) 

(Wilfred Sitole, L. Chimba- 

dzwa, Rose, Karumbidza.) 

(D. Dangare, E. Mandisekwe, 

V. Machiwenyika.) 

(R. Mhere, D. Mbutsa, G. Chi- 

rewa.) 

(D. Chimbadzwa, F. Zitsanza, 

C. Bunya.) 

(N. Chikuni, J. Kufakunesu, 

C. Sadete, A. Chikuhwa, C. 

Mupunga, M. Chindomu.) 

(G. Rakabopa Jr., M.R. Mare- 

ya, N. Taringa.) 

(Bennett Chidawanyika.) 

(Z. Manditsera, N. Dozwa.) 

(Isaiah Nyakatawa.) 

(To be Supplied.) 

(To be Supplied.) 

(K. Mupunga, M. Mutepfa.) 

Jonah Machiri I 
(David Chinogurei.) 
(P. Chiunda, A. Karumbidza, 
1 to be supplied. 
(J. Gonye, D. Chidzikwe, R. 
Mawondo, M. Gonye, W. Chi- 
shawa, N. Chimbadzwa, 1 to 
be supplied.) 

(J. Mugauri, J. Chitombo.) 
(C. Nduna, N. Nduna, N. 
Mandipira, E Chikumbu). 
(To be supplied.) 
(To be supplied.) 
(To be supplied.) 
(Deffie Mazaiwana.) 



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Harvey: 
Odzi: 

Gleiiada: 

QANDANZaRA CIRCUIT: 

Leigh Ranch: 

Zuze: 

Mukahanana: 

Chikuruwo: 

Gandanzara: 

Sherukuru: 

Ndingi: 
Quagga Kloof: 

OLD UMTALf MISSION 
Chairman of Executive Com.: 
V ice-Chairman of Exc. Com.: 
Secretary, Exc. Committee: 
Ehnes Mem. Cliurch Minister: 
Assistant pastor 
Theological Seminary: 



Principal, Hartzell Trg. Sch.: 
Secretary Hartzell Trg. Sch.: 
Central Primary School: 



Secondary School: 



(To be supplied.) 

(D. Nhunhama, T. Golowa, 

J. Mazaiwana.) 

(L. Zimonte, N. Simango, M. 

Mazaiwana, 0. Matemba.) 

Patrick Machiri 2 
(O. Dzemunasi, S. Tafangombe 
(J. Gadzai, D. Nyamhukutu, 
S. Maenzanise, 0. Usada, Agnes 
Karumbidza, A. Magaba.) 
(E. Masikati, W. Rundu, D. 
Machiwenyika, S. Chiri.) 
(N. Miti, E. Kanengoni, M. 
Mugochi, N. Gambe.) 
(P. K. Mudivva, C. Kanengoni, 
Borerwe, G. Manhanga, E. Fi- 
rirayi, C. Mugochi.) 
, (P. Bwawa, M. Mukambacaza, 
E. Mutepfa, R. Mugochi, 1 to 
be supplied.) 
(L Kuwana, P. Dehwe.) 
(To be supplied.) 

T. R. Roberts. 
Per Massing 
Deane Ma nbeck 
R. M. Chiza 4 
D, L. Sherertz i 
M. E. Culver, H. DeWolf, 
p. Massing, R. M. Chiza, E. 
Aeschliman, Mrs. M. E. Culver, 
Mrs. P. Hassing, (Mrs. M. Chiza.) 
T. R. Robers. 
Mrs. T. R. Roberts. 
Headmistress, (Mrs. W. Gazeley,) 
(S. Ngonyama, M. Ngonyama, 
G. Kapenzi, W. Kodzai, R. ^i- 
noera, C. Nyamwanza, W. Ma- 
hlanza, J. Kapenzi, S. Kuwana, 
S. Mataranyika.) 
(R. Ngonyama, Jr.,) T. R. Rob- 
erts, E. Parks, (Mrs. J. Nuttall,) 



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Teacher Training School: 



Practicing School: 



Boys Industrial Dept.: 

Boys Dormitory Life: 
Maintenance and Service: 

Directress Fairfield Girls Sch. 

Girls Industrial Department: 



Boarding Mistress: 

Rhodesia Mission Press: 

Director: 

Treasurer: 

Pressmen: 



Woodlands Farm: 
Building Operations: 
Medical Work & Baby Fold: 



Women's Work: 



HONDE DISTRICT; 
Church Superintendent: 
School Superintendent: 
District Evangelist: 
Honde Evangelist: 
Honde River School: 



E. Russel.) 

Headmistress, S. E. Aldrich^ E.L. 
Pfaff, M. Sawyer, (Mrs. Marshall 
J. Nhiwatiwa.) 

(Headteacher: W. Marima; K. 
Chikwinya, F. Mandiziba, W. 
Tauro, N. Ngonyama M. Cliita- 
katira, R. Nyika, Mrs. K. Chi- 
kwinya, Mrs. E. Maenzanise.) 
(E. Sukuma, E. Musabaeka, J. 
Gombedza, J. Nhiwatiwa, R. 
Makoni.) 

(E. Mawaro, Mr. Rupazo.) 
(P. Maenzanise, J. Mawoyo, A. 
Mawanda, T. Rusike.) 
: H. Wildermuth until January, 
J. Pfaff after Jan. 
S. Hervold, (Mrs. W. Kodzai, E. 
Kapfumvuti, Mrs. I Mhlanga, T. 
Cliieza.) 
(Mrs. E. Samudzimu.) 

M. E. Culver 

Mrs. T. R. Roberts 

(H. Maringanise, Foreman; E. 

Nkomo, M. Njopera, C. Zise- 

ngwe.) 

(H. Ferriera, Mrs. H. Ferriera.) 

(T.J.C. West in charge.) 

A. Whitney in charge. (Mrs. M. 

Nyamwanza, E. Mabambe, D. 

Manyawu, C. Chimboza in charge 

of Babyfold.) 

Mrs. D. L. Sherertz, Mrs. P. 

Massing, (Mrs. R. M. Chiza.) 

J. Nduna 14 

H. D. Griffin 5 

(Davidson Katsidzira) 

(To be Supplied) 

(H. Ruwende, C. Mundembe, 

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Mandeya, ^ 

Muparutsa 

Zindi 

MREWA DISTRICT: 

Superintendent of Churches; 
Assistant Superintendent: 
Women's Work 
Superintendent of Schools: 
Assistant Superintendent: 
ReUgious Education Worker; 

MREWA MISSION: 

Pastor: 

Principal: 



Nyatoti, J. Sambona.) 
L. Kasambira, Evangelist; D. 
Chaka, E. Dzoma, R. Shaniso, 
G. Margaret Machiwenyika.) 
(J. Nyamunokora, Evangelist) 
(S. Mutanangira, Evangelist) 
To be Supplied. 

Charles Miller i 

Kenneth Choto 3 

Mrs. C. Miller; (Mrs. K. Choto) 

C. Miller 1 

K. Choto 7 

(Paul Machakaira.) 



Assistant: 
Women's Work 



Headmaster: 



Josiah Chidzikwe 4 

Arnold Boucher until Jan. 1; 

From Jan. 1 

M. J. Murphree until arrival of 

E. L. Sells 

M. W. Murphree 

Mrs. A. Boucher until Jan. 1 

From Jan. 1 until arrival of 

Mrs. E. L. Sells 

Mrs. Marshall Murphree and 

Mrs. Betty J. Murphree 

A. Boucher until Jan. 1; M. J. 
Murphree and M. W. Murphree. 
from Jan. 1 until arrival of 
Mr. Sells. 

(Kenneth Ngaasi, Kenneth 
Mapira, Lazarus Mandizha, 
L. Tachwana, P. Magura, E. 
Kawadza, E. Makombese, L. 
Nyemba, J. Matanhire, E. 
Chilimanzi, E. Munjoma, M. 
Munyukwi, S. Mrewa, P. 
Chikuya, R. Chidzikwe, W. 
Krwadzwa, L. Kambarami.) 
Industrial & Agricultural Staff: (A. Sibanda, T. Chitanda,"T 

Kanhanda, M. Chifetete.) 



APPOINTMENTS 



331 



MREWA NORTH CIRCUIT; 
Daiulara: 



Iiiyagui: 



Matiitutu: 
Muchinjiki: 



Nyamasliatu: 
Zaraiiyika: 



Chingoiio 



MREWA SOUTH CIRCUIT: 

Chamapango: 



Chanetsa: 
Hokodzi: 

Gororo: 

Zengenene: 

Darangwa: 

MREWA EAST CIRCUIT: 

Evangelist: 
Chiguri: 
Chitate: 
Dapaudowe: 



Wilson Mandisodza 3 

(J. Moyo, P. Nyaiidoio, L. 

Gororo, E. Kuture, D. Mure- 

wa.) 

(E. Zemidza, J. Bvindi, J. Ru- 

kainga, T.Bepete, T.Matinde.) 

(Ebbie Maciya, P. Maparimga) 

(J. S. Kanyimo, E. Mujuru, 

Babusic Tsiga, 0. Chitiyo, R. 

Musoni, A. Kanonhiihwa, J. 

Chitonga.) 

(C. Mukasa, J. Zizhoii, L. Ma- 

rowa, R. Chikoore, B. Chiko- 

ore, E. Chikoore.) 

(I. Nyezwa, F. Bvukumbe, E, 

Chikanya, W. Nyamadzawa.) 

(Isaac Kambarami, Benson 

Katuruza, Roselyn Chingwaro, 

Emort Ndebe.) 

Hosea Katsidzira 18 
(Shadrack Nyemba, Dorothy 
Nyemba, Enoch Nyamapanda, 
Lainah Kambarami, Caleb 
Shumba, Sidwell Gundu, A. 
Chimoro, Tracey Mufunde.) 
(Sanders Nyati, S. Chinyerere, 
Douglas Makore.) 
(George Shaba, Gift Gwata, 
Freddie Makoje J. Katonha, 
F. Chidoore.) 

(Patrick Makumbe, Ernest 
Mangwende.) 

(B. Nyamutumbu, W. Mare- 
mbo, V. Mahowa.) 
(T. Mucemwa, N. Kufakunesu, 
Langton Nhikiti, N. Makara- 
kate.) 

Jonah Kawada 7 

Jothani Risinamudzi 

(Isaiah Kanyimo, D.Furamcra,) 

(Josiah Nhende) 



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Mazieniki: 
Mrewa Kraal: 

Mtisi: 

Gumbanjera: 

Jekwe: ^ 

Masunzwe: 



/WREWA WEST CIRCUIT: 

Evangelist: 
Kambarami: 



Mhembere: 
Nyamutumbu: 

Rupange: 



Shamu: 
Mutowani: 

HEADLANDS CIRCUIT: 

Evangelist; 
Arnoldene: 
Chigudu: 



Fusire: 

Headlands 

Magura: 



(H. Shokombishi, H. Tsiga, R. 

Chiwara, E. Fusire) 

(E. Bere, H. Dzumbunu, 

Attoriali Mapfeke, E. Moyo, N. 

Chikoore) 

(W. Chirowomangu, J. Huni, 

H. Manyange, J. Shoniwa, A. 

Choto) 

(L Guru, Tees Zemura, O. 

Chigudu, L. James, A. Mugure 

I. Nyanjagha) 

(A. Makawara, A. Chiwara, J. 

Kadendere, F. Kaitano, O. 

Mujuru, M. Pangwa) 

(Edward Chiriaridzo, Dorothy 

Gareta) 

Elisha Kuwana 2 
Moses Hunidzarira 
(K. Musuka, A. Chitsenga, J. 
Chisewe, A. Murape, T. Ka- 
mbarami, K. Fusire) 
(M. Mukuwadzi, Maxton Diki- 
to) 

(T. Mutemi, B. Kasaro, G. 
Matambanadzo, D. Chiromo, 
S. Masiyiwa, M. Fusire, B. 
Nyirende) 

(Joel Gwara, B. Shumba, A. 
Hunidzarira, R. Chirimumi- 
nda, H. Banza, Frances Mupari 
B. Masoko, F. Kadenga) 
(G. Kaseke, S. Chirimuuta) 
(A. Mwandirwa, E. Garwe) 

Kenneth Choto 3 

Joseph Makuto, Silas Chitiyo, 

(J.Mbwzhui, Winnie Mutsetse) 

(Peter Sangarwe, Siri Musuka, 

G. Mandizha, A. Chigudu, G. 

Matongo) 

(To be supplied) 

(To be supplied) 

(A. Machakaire, P. Chigudu, 



APPOINTMENT 



333 



Macheke: 
Mapfure: 

CHIKORE -TANDA CIRCUIT: 

Chikore: 



Dewerwi: 



E. Cliitiyo, A. Chimutuwo, M. 

Jambi) 

(Gibson Mufema, A. Makuto) 

(To be supplied) 

Davson Muchapaidze 3 
(Newton Madanlii, Cyril Ma- 
ndirahwe, A. Chitsike, V. Clii- 
kate, E. Majeni, G. Murerwa) 
(F. Madyambudzi, P. Madzi- 
nwa) 



NYADIRI DISTRICT 
District Superintendent: 



School Superintendent: 
District Evangelist: 
Religious Education Worker 

NYADIRI CENTER 

Pastor: 

Assistant Pastor: 

Evangelist: 

Chairman of Staff, Principal, 

Directress of Girls' School: 

Farm - - Boys' Boarding 

Central Primary School: 



Boarding Master: 
Boarding Mistress: 
School Clerk 

Book-Store Telephone Post 
Nyaitenga School: 



Jonah Chitombo 2 
Frances Hackler 2 

Marshall Murphree 1 
^Evison Mutanga) 

Jonah Chitombo 8 

Nason Dikanifua 2 
William Masangudza 

Sarah King 6 
Bruce Smalley 3 
(Francis Nyachoto) 
Sarah King (Princ.) 
Mildred Taylor (H. M.) 
(Conrade Manyande, Evans 
Mutongvvizo, Bennie Jambga, 
James Makaw a, Jonah Muskwe 
Kallai Kumalo, Arnold Chi- 
mbganda, Eunice Muparutsa, 
Veana Zaranyika, Alfred Zara- 
nyika, James Matanhire, Willi- 
am Buwu, Josiah Kanyongo, 
Chipo Zengeya, Timothy Gwati, 
Mathias Gurure) 
(Dangson Nyagurungu) 
(Jenne Jamakanga) 
(Joel Musamba) 
(Reuben Zaranyika) 
(Ruth Pendeke, (H. 
Alice Mae Matyora, Gwendo- 



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Washburn Memorial Hospital: 
Treasurer: , 



line Kausiyo, Tabitha Musa- 
ngudza, Mavis Mae Chiwara, 
Hama Kanyayi, Noah Kaga- 
nde, Mary B. Zaranyika) 

Dr. Marvin Piburn 3 
Mrs. M. Piburn 3 
Margit Johanson, Elma Ashby, 
Jenny Larsen, Mrs. P.W. Jones, 
(Mrs. C. Manyande, Mrs. J. 
Chitombo, Titus Kuture, Mrs. 
K. Kumalo, Kathryn Munjo- 
ma, Samson Kalowa, Elizabeth 
Chitombo) 



Woman's Work: 


(Mrs. Chitombo (Chrm ) 




Mrs. M. Piburn 




Mrs. B. Smalley 




Mrs. G. Carr 


Building Constructor-Power, 




Light and Water: 


G. Carr 


NYADIRI EAST CIRCUIT: 


Nason Madzinga 4 


Women's Work: 


Mrs. N. Madzinga 4 


Chindenga: 


(Simon Mupaya, Thobias Chi- 




paya, Tauzen Kadyutumbe, 




Wilson Chiwona) 


Chiwoneso: 


(Oswald Mhonda, Dinoh Nya- 




makura, Gostin Chirowodza) 


Danda: 


(Nicholas Muskwe, E. Rundu) 


Gumbutsa: 


(Leonard Gurure, Cecilia Ma- 




tsika) 


Gurure: 


(Philemon Mutambara, 




Michael Zaranyika, Rambai 




Rinomhota, Caleb Gurure) 


Kagande: 


(Julius Gurure, Phineas Dzwe- 




ngwe) 



Nyakabau: 
Nyamakope: 



(Aaron Chigonda, Caphas Mu- 
ketiwa, Salatiel Gomo, Mrs. 
C. Muketiwa, Joshua Karonga) 
(Anderson Rusike, Mrs. A. Ru- 
sike, Ben Zwiripi, Cecelia 
Dzwengwe, Frances ChiteweJ 



Af'POMETNTNTS 



UZUMBA SOUTH CIRCUIT: 
Women's Work: 
Chikwira: 

Chitimbe: 



Kaseke: 
Machereka: 



Zanga: 



UZuMBA NORTH CIRCUIT 
Women's Work: 
Chikuhwa: 



Chipfunde: 
Mashambanaka: 



Morris: 

MARAMBA-PFUNQWE CiRCU 

Women's Work: 

Evangelist: 

Chitsungo: 

Dindi: 

Guyu: 

Kafura: 

Maramba: 



Amon Kajese 4 
(Mrs. A. Kajese 4) 
(Emelia Chingwena Ellen Ma- 
chingarufu, Lucy Chiota.) 
(Albert Hlekisina, G. Kadiki, 
Enoch Mupaya, R. Alfonso, 
William Gassela, Lamech Ka- 
zingizi, Mrs. A. Hlekisana, 
Mr. A. Kajese, Violet Mu- 
shamba, C. Kanyasa, Isable 
Karumazondo, Renna Kaseke) 
(E. Jijita, Joseph Chipindu.) 
(Philemon Gosha, E. Haridi, 
Jeremiah Kanodeweta, Million 
Kashiri.) 

(Timothy Nyamandu, Isaac 
Garande.) 

Amon Kajese 3 

(Mrs. A. Kajese) 

Miller Masiku, Pius Kamunda, 

Amos Nyahuye, Sylvia Gosha, 

Oliver Muzorewa.) 

(Richard Musoro, Macheuka 

Maswaure.) 

(Gideon Chikanya, Muwondi 

Hlekisana, Obediah Mataure, 

Isaiah Nyakambangwe, Susan 

Kamba.) 

(To be supplied.) 

IT: John B. Jijita 4 
(Mrs. J. Jijita) 
Enoch Makuto 

(Isaiah Mupswairi, Josiah Ma- 
sango.) 

(P. Mhlanga, Josia Marekera, 
Gay Nyika.) 

(Frederick Maparura, Mrs. F. 
Maparura.) 

(Hopeful Makuto, Paul Chi- 
ngwena.) 

(Stanford Chihwai, Ishmael 
Kandemiri, Mrs. J. Jijita, W, 



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Mukati.) 


Mutata: 


(To be supplied.) 


NYADIRI CIRCUIT: 


Nason Chig^ubu 4 


Women's Work: 


(Mrs. N. Chigubu) 


Chidodo. 


(Solomon Katiyo, Cuthbert 




Nyamande, Peter Mbira, Mrs. 




L. Chikururwo, D. Katiyo.) 


Karimbika 


(Zebediah Cliidakwa, Isaac 




Chiponda, Kingsley Muskwe.) 


Manyika: 


(Nason Kaseke, Petros Chi- 




nherera, Milton Mupaya, F. 




Mungo, Mrs. N. Kaseke, Mrs. 




Ngonyama, Mrs. E. Chimbga- 




nda Berth Musoni.) 


Matsenga: 


(Stanley Mutsena, W. Goso, 




B. Matarutsa, Beulah Gassela.) 


Mugabe: 


(John Zimonte, Richard Mvu- 




dudu, Mrs. L. Chimbganda.) 


Mupaya: 


(To be supplied.) 


Musanhi: 


(Denniel Denga, Denford Chi- 




mbanda, Ephraim Kanyasa, 




Ada Muskwe, Mrs. D. Denga, 




Jennie Ndowe.) 


Nyamasanga: 


(Takaruza Nhengu, Joshua 




Mabvuta, Mrs. E. Muskwe) 


MTOKO 


DISTRICT 


Superintendent: 


Wilfred Bourgaize 17 


Secretary: 


(Louise M. Forrest) 


Building Dept. 


Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Higgs 1 


District Evangelist: 


Marshall Murhpree 1 


Religious Education Worker: 


(Isaiah Chingwena) 



MTOKO SOUTH CIRCUIT: 

Assistant: 

Central Primary School: 



Daniel Makuto 5 

Henry Mafunga 

(Gorshom Chasokela, Simon 

Makgatho, Josiah Njagu, 
Herbert M'tize, G. Psuura, 
Job Ntuli, Titus Nyanyiwa, 
Egibert Makoni, Henry Mafu- 
nga, Timothy Kuripa, Eliza- 
beth Chinake, Miriam Magu- 
ronje) 



APPOINTMENT 



337 



Citekwe: 



Katsukunya: 



Muswaire: 



Tsiga: 

MTOKO NORTH CIRCUIT: 
Catisa: 

Makosa: 

Masango: 
Mudzonga: 

Katsande (unaided) 

Katarainya: 

Musanhi: (unaided) 
Nyamakosi (unaided) 

MTOKO EAST CIRCUIT: 

Bondamakare: 



(Stephen Kundishora, Paul Chi- 
mbganda, Crispen Matuso, 
Harrison Chinogurei, Ernest 
Kalinda, Naison Kanyonga, 
Norah Citekwe, Erica Chidzawo 
Lucia Nyakuna) 
(Leonard Mtengo, Mirriam 
M'tengo, Caleb Homwe, Desm- 
ond Mango, Zachaeus Chipfu- 
nde, Juliana Mucaendepi) 
(Elisha Mvududu, Langton 
Chikukwa, 41fred Chaparadza, 
Dorcas Munjoma, Constance 
Mvududu) 

(Eunice Mufunde. Gilbert Ma- 
ngo, Herbert Chigudu) 

Simon Kowo I 

(Samuel Makawa, Rachel Ma- 
kawa, Edmund Moses, Joyce 
Gunduzah) 

(David Mudzengerere, Martha 
Mudzengerere, Moses Tsiga, Elia 
Katavinya, Ezekiel Rinomhota) 
(Frank Chagwedera, Shine Chi- 
kowe) 

( John Sitole, Joyce Sitole, 
Simeon Syamalala, Dennisi Jiri, 
Phyllis Nyakudanga,) 
(Khama Machakaire, Anna 
Karonga) 

(Khama Machakaire, Anna Ka- 
ronga) 

(Robinson Nhire) 
(Limestone Maguma, Roselen 
Manyati) 

Elisha Chimbganda 1 
(Zachariah Magunde, Jasmine 
Magundc, Ephraim Ghinomo- 
ra, Lovejoy Chiburi, Rudo 
Tsiga, Lillian Mudiwa, Cathrine 
Makuna) 



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Cifamba: 
Cimkopa; 

Kawere: 

Kowo: 



(Elia Katsande, Willie Gamba- 
ra, Edith Zaranyika) 
(Samson Katsande, Jessie Ka- 
tsande, Philemon Kowo, Felix 
Tsiga, Mary Kowo) 
(Geoffrey Chaparadza, Grace 
Chaparadza, Ida Pemba, Paivah 
Chifeya) 

(John Munjoma, Mesheck Mu- 
tize, Eliah Muskwe, Bertha 
Muskwe, Mary Kowo) 
(Edson Chigondo) 
(John Chiimba, Lettie Kanja- 
nda) 

(Remigio Nyabote) 
(Henry Nyerenyere) 



Masenda (Unaided): 
Nyamakoho (Unaided): 

Kawazwa (Unaided): 
Madimutsa (Unaided): 

AFRICAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY: 

Chikwizo Reserve Solomon Zuze 1 

Philemon Qurupira till Jan. I 
Chikwizo School: Headteacher to be supplied 

after January 
Assistants: (Loveness Nkomo, Esnath 

Kanhanda) 
Nyamazui: 
Construction Work: Mr. and Mrs. B. Higgs 

UMTALI URBAN ARPA: 

District Superintendent: R. C. Gates after April. I 

Executive Council of Co-ordination: Miss E. deVries, Chair- 
man, until furlough; after 
that E. J. Acschliman, Miss M. 
Rev. J. Chimbadzwa (Mr. E. 
Chieza) Rev. R. C. Gates, Rev. 
H I James. (R. Cleminson) 

St. Andrew's Ghurch and Circuit: (Rev. R. Cleminson) 

(European, Coloured, and Indians) 

Women's work. (Mrs. R. Cleminson) 

Miller Memorial Church and Circuit: J. Chimbadzwa 4 

Assistant Pastor: John Nemaungwe 3 

Evangelist: P. Dube 

Christian Centre: Director, E. J. Aeschliman 5 

Associates Mrs. E. J. Aeschliman, M. Ball I 

^Enoch Chieza) J. Nemaungwe 3 



APPOINTMENTS 33^ 



(Susanna Chikukwa) 
African Girls' Hostel: E. deVries, until furlough; then to 

be supplied. 
Assistant: (Mrs. Harriet Malianga) 

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS 

The Methodist Church, Salisbury 
Supervisor: M. J. Murphree 2 

Minister: Samuel Chieza 5 During ab- 

sence to Gen. and Central Conf . 
Abel Muzorewa 
Women's Work: Mrs. M. J. Muphree 

(Mrs. Samuel Chieza Mrs. A. 
Muzorewa) 
Religious Education; (Josiah Makande) 

Central Advisory Board for Native Education; Per Massing 3 
African Christian Advocate; Mrs. G. Carr 
Mission Correspondents; S. N. King, P. Massing, (Enoch 

Chieza) 
Field Treasurer; P. Massing 2 

Concession Registrar; Field Treasurer. 

Pastoral Extension and Music; M. J. Murphree 4 

Mrs. Murphree 
Abel Muzorewa 3 
Davison Chipaumire 
Missionary to the Indians: to be supplied. 
European and Coloured Work: (Rev. R. Cleminson) 
Secretary of Literature and Evangelism: M, E. Culver 

Mrs. M. E. Culver 
P. Nyamakapa 
Editor, Sunday School Lessons: M. E. Culver 

Editor, Junior Sunday School Lessons: A Committee 
Diretor of Religious Education: Mrs. M. E. Culver 
Editor, Umbowo hwe Ukristu: (Maxwell Beni) 
Secretary, Literature and Stewardship: Miss B. H. Reitz 

(Maxwell Beni, Wilson 
Maswaure) 
Secretary, Women's Bible Training: Miss L. Tubbs and 

Miss M. Deyo after 
April (Mrs. H. Waeni, 
Clara Kadzura, Rena 
B. Munjoma) 



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Conference Health Education: Dr. Clara Nutting 
Secretary of Temperance: Miss M. Ball 
Secretary, Board of Educatian: Miss F. Hackler 
Supervisor of Building Construction: (Mr. T. J. C. West) 
Missionary to another Society without annuity claim, 
Member of Old Umtali Quarterly Conference: L. E. Adkins 
M. Y. F. Counselor: C. Miller 

Fraternal Delegates to the Methodist Synod: P. Hassinjr K. i 

Choto, Miss M. Taylor, ' 
(C. Manyande) 
Directress of Shona Language School: Miss L Scovill 

MISSIONARIES ON FURLOUGH 
Annuary Conference of 1955 

DIVISION OF WORLD MISSIONS 

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Gates 
Mr. and Mrs. K. Harper 
Mr. and Mrs. L Janssen 
Mr. Morgan Johnson 
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Kinyon 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Mansure 
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Sells 
Mr. and Mrs. 0. Stine 

WOMAN'S DIVISION OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE 

Miss Grace Otto 
Miss Vivian Otto 
Miss Jesse Pfaff 
Miss P. W. Jones, R. N. 
Miss V. Priest 



A. 



PART VI. REPORTS 



Reports of Boards 

1. Conference Claimmants 


2. 


Education 




a. 


Director 




b. 


Religious Education 




c. 


Curriculum 




d. 


Schools 




E. 
F. 


Home and Community Life 
Youth Work' 




G, 


Publications 



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341 



3. Evangelism 

4. Lay Activities 

5. Ministerial Training, Qualifications and Relations 

6. Board of Temperance 



Board of Conference Claiments 
Pensions paid June 30, 1954 
to June 30, 1955: 

To Accepted Supplies:- 
Daniel Chitenderu - £6. 
Thomas Kamusono - £6. 

To pensioned Ministers:- 
Z. Mukombiwa- £25. 5. 
D. Mandisodza - 21. 10. 
R. Ngonyama - 21. 10. 
Mrs. A. Kapenzi - 12. 0. 
B. Katsidzira - 21. 10. 
Mrs. I. Darikwa - 16. 2. 6 
T. Maranke - 20. 0. 

£137.17. 6 
We recommend that these 
payments be continued. 
We recommend that Rev. 
Philip Chieza and Rev. O. 
Chimonyo be included on the 
pension list as they are re- 
tiring this year. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION 
I, Religious Education 

A. Report of Director of 
Religfious Education: 

We praise God that His 
work in Religious Education 
has progressed well this year. 
We now have seven consecrat- 
ed Christian men who have 
each answered God's call to 
become a fulltime R. E. 
worker, each District having 
its own R. E. worker. We 
also have an African artist 
who succeeds Mr, Johnson in 



the field of art. 

The emphasis this year has 
been on (1) the developing 
and providing of materials 
and (2) the training of R. E. 
leaders. 

(1) In the producing of 
materials we have provided 
through the District R E. 
workers, materials and pictur- 
es related to the S. S. lessons. 
We have ako provided some 
materials for special events 
of the church calendar - e. g. 
The World Day of Prayer 
Services, in Shona, for both 
adults and children. The 
children's book which has 
been repuested is in preparat- 
ion and an asking for funds 
to print the book has been 
made to the Field Committee. 

(2) In training the R. E. 
workers we have held several 
short schools of R. E. for 
fulltime R. E. worker as well 
as others who wished to take 
advantage of the training. 

The office of the Confere- 
nce Director of Religious 
Education is now located in 
the Theological School. Tra- 
ining is given to the Theolo- 
gical students and the Con- 
ference program is operated 
as an extension service of the 
scbool. 



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The Director of R. E. adds, 
concerning the enthusiasm of 
the R. E. workers: "It is 
almost like hearing a new 
chapter from the Acts of the 
Apostles to listen to these 
traveling R. E. workers when 
they come in with their 
reports." 

B. Committee of Religious 
Education 

1. We, the Committee on 
R. E. commend these R. E. 
workers to the Conference and 
we urge that pastors. District 
Superintendents and other 
people in authority make full 
use of them in churches, 
quarterly conferences and 
other gatherings. 

2. We note the 6 year 
cycle plan for adult Sunday 
School lessons and we are 
pleased with its effectiveness 
We recommend that a com- 
mittee, composed of Mrs. Grif- 
fin, Miss Grace Otto, Mrs. 
Culver, Miss Ball and Mr. Ne- 
maungwe prepare a course for 
the Junior Lessons. We are 
pleased that the sale and dis- 
trsbution of the lessons has 
increased at places where a 
R. E. worker has made 
preodical visits. We feel, 
however, that greater em- 
hpasis upon the usage of these 
materials must be made. 

Also, we urge that more 
time — at least two months- 
between the publishing and 
the distribution to the district 



centers should be allowed, 
people are pleased that two 
quarters of lessons are now 
being published as one book, 
thus eliminating some of the 
distribution problems. 

3. In places where plan 
seem feasible, we encourage 
the presentation of small 
awards to pupils for having 
obtained certain goals in Sun- 
day School. 

4. We remember with grati- 
tude Miss Grace Otto's offer 
to secure pictures and chil- 
dren's story books to be used 
in our Conference and we are 
happily anticipating the arrival 
of same. 

5. The need for suitable 
stoiy books with a spiritual 
and moral tone for small chil- 
dren has been presented to 
the Southern Rhodesia Chris- 
tian Conference. A committee 
has been set up and will take 
up the matter in October of 
this year. 

6. While anticipating the 
preparation of and the arrival 
of new books, we feel that the 
"Book of Books" needs stron- 
ger emphasis. We should like 
for our people to become more 
Bible conscious. We urge that 
parents, teachers and other 
Christians encourage each 
child to posses his own Bible, 
not waiting until the time that 
the child can read and under- 
stand all of the words contain- 



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343 



ed therein. 

7. We continue to urge 
that each church secure and 
distribute copies of of the 
small card entitled, "Cinyi 
Mumethodist"?; also, that the 
pastors secure copies of the 
new membership cards on 
which this message is printed. 

8. We note with gratitude 
the emphasis which the Con- 
ference Lay Leader has placed 
upon Stewardship as he has 
talked to our people. We 
urge that the Stewardship 
program in our Conference 
be strengthened and we re- 
commend that the R. E. 
workers be given training in 
this subject and that they, as 
well as the District Lay 
Leaders, present it to churches 
and gatherings where they visit 
Further, we would draw atten- 
tion to the Stewardship posters 
in the vernacular which may 
be obtained from the Steward- 
ship Secretary, and we urge 
that they be put to use. 

9. We recommend that 
R. E. training in our Method- 
ist schools be increasingly em- 
phasised so that anyone who 
graduates from C. P., T. T., 
Nurses' Training, or J. C, 
goes out with some R. E. 
training and some expectation 
of carrying out the training 
which he has received. 

Not only is this assistance 
needed throughout the 5 day 
week, Our Conference Evan- 



gelists and others have obser- 
ved that in many places there 
is a certain degree of interest 
in this R E. program through- 
out the 5 day week. But that 
on week ends many of the 
teachers are not on duty and 
they consider themselves to be 
free from the church program 
from Friday noon until Mon- 
day morning. Their cooper- 
ation is most urgently needed 
for the weekend program-S.S., 
M. Y. F., Church choirs etc., 
and teachers should clearly 
understand the responsibility 
at the time they are employed. 
10. We recommend that 
our Conference Evangelist be 
given a week or 10 days an- 
nually in each Central Pri- 
mary School in our Confer- 
ence, as a special program 
of evangelistic meeting would 
afford a marvelous opportu- 
nity for bringing our people 
to a complete committment to 
Christ. 

11. Curriculum 

1. We want to inform the 
Conference that i'Nyaya dze 
Bebura rekare - - Buku reci • 
piri". Book Two of the Old 
Testament, can be bought 
from Miss Reitz at the Liter- 
ature - Stewardship Office. 

2. We want to stress the 
teaching of uniform writing 
in all the primary and central 
primary schools of our con- 
ference, 



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3. Because the government 
has taken over the making out 
of all syllabi and schemes of 
work, we want to recommend 
that this committee no longer 
exist, and that which we have 
dealt with in the past in regard 
to schools be referred to that 
sub-committee ann that in 
regard to religious education 
be referred to its sub-com- 
mittee. 

III. Schools 

1. We recommend that 
Teacher Training be started 
in the North Country in 1957 
because of the dire need of 
trained teachers there. 

Reasons: Notwithstanding 
the Conference refusal to have 
a T. T. in the North there are 
good reasons for recommen- 
dation: 

a. In spite of double sections 
of T. T. at Old Umtali the 
quota of trained teachers in 
the North Country remains 
very low. 

Mtoko 27% Nyadiri 12%— 

25% 

b. There is a definit value 
of Teacher Training amongst 
the people in the North be- 
cause the benefit it confers 
and its growth would be always 
before them. 

c. The local chiefs renew 
their offer to help in building. 

d. The demand for schools 
is increasing continualy and 
the country will be surren- 
dered to other groups if we 



do not show more action. 

2. We urge that Nyadiri 
and Mrewa C. P. schools co- 
operate in providing places for 
Std. 5 graduates from Mtoko 
in their Std. 6 classes, as it is 
imposible at the present for 
Mtoko to provide this in so 
much as location is to be 
moved. 

3. We urge that more 
schorlarships be given to stud- 
ents from Mtoko area to create 
a group who will return to 
their area to teach to give the 
new station a good start. 

VI. Home and Community Life 
We recommend that the 
Conference take as a project 
for the coming year the thoro- 
ugh study of the Christian 
Home in all its relationships. 
That this study should include 
the engagement of young 
people, premarital relation- 
ship, Christian Marriage, the 
relationship between husband 
and wife, together with the 
relationship of Christian par- 
ents to their children with 
special emphases upon adoles- 
cent boys and girls in the 
home. One phase of this is 
the teaching about sex in its 
largest meaning. God made 
male and female with strong 
instincts and urges. He had 
to, to insure tbe self - preser- 
vation and self - propagation 
and development of mankind. 
The love of man and woman 
can be one of the strongest 



REPORTS 



345 



and most beautiful forces to 
work for happiness and the 
deeper satisfactions in living, 
but when sex urges are 
wrongly used they cause a 
great deal of misery and 
tragedy. This means we all 
should learn to understand 
better the urges of sex in its 
various ways and how to guide 
it to develop people - each in- 
dividual to be come a useful 
and worthwhile personality, 
the kind of Christian God 
means us to be. 
Thus we recommend that we 
should study to understand 
sex Hygiene in its largest com- 
plex meaning. 

We feel that the time has 
long since passed when some 
definite action should have 
been taken by our Conference 
which will help to strengthen 
the service of the Church 
in regard to the sexual aspects 
of the wholesome Christian 
life, and Spiritual training of 
our young people that they 
may be prepared for full entry 
into all of the aspects of that 
wholesomeness in their mar- 
ried life. 

We therefore recommend that 
a Committee be appointed to 
fully study the conditions and 
needs involved, and to present 
their recommendations to the 
next session of the Annual 
Conference for full consider- 
ation and drafting of memo- 
rials to the Central Conference 



It was agreed that a Commit- 
tee should be appointed by 
Bishop Booth as a standing 
Committee of the conference 
to which references could be 
made for interpreting the Dis- 
cipline and the traditions of 
our Conference in regard to 
matters of question, interpre- 
tetion of rules and regulations 
of administration of discipline 
and Church life. 

Youth Work: 

1. We recommend that 
at Rukwadzano, Wabvui, and 
Camp Meetings, the M. Y. F. 
should have group meetings 
and be ready to serve wherever 
they are needed. 

2. The following M. Y. F. 
resolutions were approved: 

a. That the M. Y. F. money 
should be kept in a bank. 

b. That a constitution be 
drawn up for M. Y. F. 

c. That all churches pro- 
vide a suitable hour and 
a suitable amount of 
time for M. Y. F. meet- 
ings so that the M. Y. F. 
will be recognized as a 
definite part of the 
church's program. 

d. That young Christian 
people in our schools be 
continually presented 
with the great need for 
young people to be train- 
ed as Ministers in our 
Church « 

e. That there be a closer 



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co-peration among M.Y. 
F. leaders, superinten- 
dents, ministers, head 
teachers and other 
church workers. 

f. That the need for a M. 
Y. F. Conference - wide 
worker be recognized. 

g. That there be M. Y. F. 
District Meetings to 
strengthen the M. Y. F. 
members. 

h. That M. Y. F. members 
should wear their M. 
Y. F. membership pins 
wherever they go. 

i. That wherever a M. Y. F. 
member "falls into sin" 
and is dropped from the 
church membership that 
his membership pin be 
taken from him until 
his church membership 
is restored. 

3. In order to help young 
children develop their church 
life, we recommend that wher- 
ever advisable the Junior 
Church idea be encouraged for 
children under 12 years of 
age. 

4. We recommend that 
another letter be written by 
the Secretary of the Confer- 
ence to the Censor of movies 
and to the Secretary of the 
S. R. Christian Conference re- 
questing a closer censorship 
of movies for African audi- 
ences. 

5. We recommend that 
the M. Y. F. draw up their 



Constitution next April and 
present it to the next Annual 
Conference. 

Pres.: Lazarus Mandiza 
Vice: " Eben Kawadza 
Secretary: E. Chauruka 
Vice " M. Chitakatira 
Treasurer: Wonder Mutsago 

VI. Publications Committee 

1. We recommend that 
all publications in the name 
of the Methodist Church be 
approved by the Conference 
Publications Committee. To 
assist in implementing this, 
we move the establishment 
of a Permanent Sub-Commit- 
tee consisting of Miss Rietz 
as Chairman, Mr. Mr. Kodzai 
as Language consultant, and 
other member to be selected 
by these two in relation to the 
subject of the particular book 
or books in 'question. All pub- 
licationslarger than pamphlets 
to beprinted must have the 
approval of this committee. In 
the event of a refusal of a 
manuscript, appeal may be 
made to the Conference Pub- 
lications Committee. 

2. A discussion was held 
as to the possibility of using 
larger print, more pictures and 
color in in the printing of the 
Umbowo. We feel that this 
can be iinplemented. The 
pastors of the Hilltop Church 
and of Old Umtali are to be 
added to the Umbowo Com 
mittee. 



J 



RfiPOtltS 



ui 



3. It was reported that the 
booklet for the training of 
Waedzwa is partially printed 
at the present time, and will 
soon be ready for distribution. 

4. It was further reported 
that some 1600 copies of the 
new revised edition of the 
Ngoma have been received 
and are ready for distribution 
throughout the districts and 
centers after conference. 

5. We recommend that 
Miss Reitz prepare a reading 
list of available publications 
within our own conference in- 
cluding books concerned with 
school, religious education, 
evangelism, agriculture, hygi- 
ene and any other of interest 
to our ministers and teachers. 
This list should be circulated 
throughout the conference so 
that our people will be aware 
of and make better use of 
present literature. 

6. We extend our apprecia- 
tion to Bishop Hagen and Dr. 
DeWolf for their devotional 
messages and request that they 
make available to the Litera- 
ture Secretary, copies of their 
messages, so that they might 
be duplicated in the vern- 
acular and made available to 
our ministers for further use. 
Funds for their distribution 
will be sought. 



7. We ask the question of 
the Conference, are there 
those interested in subscribing 
to the African Christian Advo- 
cate? If so, those interested 
make the necessary arrang- 
ments with the Conference 
Representative of the Advo- 
cate, Mrs. Carr. 

8. We would like to extend 
a word of appreciation to Mr. 
Maringanise and his workers 
at the press for their carrying 
out the work in the absence of 
a full time pressmanager. 

9. The Committee approved 
the publication of the third 
booklet by Miss Ashby, in 
the health series, and a reprint 
of book one in the same series. 

10. Following is the report 
from the press as to publica- 
tions made in 1955. 

Conference Journal 

Tucece (10,000 eddition) 

Jr. and Sr. S.S. Lessons 

Umbowo 

Vaedzwa 

Health Books (two series) 

Church Membership Records 

Mnene Quarterly 

Evangelistic and devotional 

tracts. 

Assorted materials for Church, 

school, and medical work. 



m RIlODESIA ANNUAL CONFERlElNCi: 



Brought forward 
Umtali, HilTop 
Nyadiri Circuit 
Mundenda Circuit 
Nyanyadzi Circuit 
Christian Convention 
Nyadiri East 
Mutambara Circuit 
Mutambara Centre 
Maranke South 
Chiduku INorth 
Zimunya South 
Penhalonga Circuit 
Mission Treasurer 
Old UmtaU Church 
Mutambara E. Circuit 
SaUsbury Church 
Chiduku South 
Maramba - Pfungwe Circuit 
Gandanzara Circuit 
Nyakatsapa Circuit 
Chikore-Tanda Circuit 

Mtoko East 

Maranke North 

Conference Sunday 

Munyukwe Camp Meeting 

Mrewa East 

Mrewa North 

Mrewa South 

Mrewa West 

Field Treasurer 

Nyadiri Mission 

Mrewa West 

Mrewa South 

Mrewa East 

Mutambara East 

Field Treasurer 

Nyadiri Mission 

Nyadiri West 

Nyadiri East 



AUGUST 


1954 TO AUGUST 


• 955. 




£539. 


14. 


9 




16. 


0. 







2. 


14. 


5 






14. 


6 




1. 


10. 









5. 







1. 


10. 









15. 


8 




2. 


4. 


3 




3. 


0. 







1. 


16. 


5 




3. 


4. 


9 




1. 


0. 


8 




68. 


0. 







12. 


5. 


1 




3. 


6. 


7 






5. 







8. 


0. 


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2. 


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7. 


9 




1. 


15. 







3. 


0. 







5. 


13. 


11 




3. 


0. 


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3. 


13. 







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6. 


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6. 


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Chikure - Tanda Circuit 

Mrewa North 

Mrewa Centre Church 

Chikwizo School Fees 

Interest 

Paid in 

Paid out 

In Post Office 
Cash on hand 

Recieved During Conference: 

SaUsbury Church 

Mtoko South 

Maramba - Pfungwe 

Mrewa South 

Zimunya North 

Mundenda Circuit 

Mtoko North 

Gandanzara Circuit 

Chiduku South 

Mtoko East 

Miss Forrest 

Honde Circuit 

Mutambara Mission 

Chiduku North 

Mutambara West 

Nyakatsapa Circuit 

Hill Top Church 

Old Umtali Church 

In Post Office 
Cash on hand 
Total Cash Balance ^ 



1. 


0. 





6. 


16. 





1. 


3. 


6 


10. 


0. 





48. 


11. 


5 


£ 911. 


12. 


5 


239. 


5. 


8 


672. 


6. 


9 


667. 


16. 


11 


4. 


9. 


10 


£ 1. 


10. 





7. 


10. 





2. 


11. 


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667. 


15. 
16. 


11 


4. 


9. 


10 


739. 


7. 


IIH 



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THE AFRICAN /VIISSIONARY 
SOCIETY (Ngariende) 

"For as I passed by and beheld 
your devotions, I found an 
altar with this incription, 
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD, 
whom therefore ye ignorantly 
worship. Him declare I unto 
you. 

The Apostle Paul gladly end- 
ured many hardships for the 
sake of Christ. In some places 
he was driven away, in others 
he received hard words, but 
he never gave up his mission- 
ary work. 

Our work in Chikwizo Reserve 
needs the prayers of the people 
in all the districts of our 
Conference. One day Jesus 
said to His Disciples, ''The 
harvest truly is plenteous, but 
the labourers are few." 
The Committee went to Chi- 
kwizo on the 25th of March, 
1955. Before they went, they 
first saw the Native Commis- 
sioner at Mtoko to ask about 
the application that had been 
made in July, 1954, asking 
for 100 acres for a Mission 
site. The Native Commission- 
er said the letter had been 
answered from Salisbury, and 
the answer was not in our 
favour as the place did not 
have enough water for a Missi- 
on. He advised the members 
of the Committee to improve 
the present school buildings 
as a Kraal school and to 
improve the water situlation, 



and also he told us to go to 
Salisbury to see the officers of 
the Education Department. 
He said that if the Education 
Department would agree, he 
would be willing to give us a 
place for a Mission in Chi- 
kwizo. 

On the 25th the Committee 
went to Chikwizo to see the 
Chief and his people about 
making bricks to put up 
school buildings and staff 
houses. The Chief was present 
at the meeting, and we agreed 
upon the making of bricks 
and that the Kraal Heads 
should lead the people in this 
work. The African Missionary 
Society promised to send forms 
for moulding the bricks and 
two drums, which they did 
immediately. They also pro- 
mised to pay the builder for 
his work and to buy iron for 
the roof. 

After two or three weeks, we 
received a report from our 
Missionary stating that the 
Chief and his people had had 
a meeting and that they had 
agreed to our proposals, and 
they requested a meeting with 
the officers of Ngariende. 
There is one aided school 
with three teachers. Our 
Missionary is the Head teach- 
er, and we very much need a 
trained teacher to carry on 
the school so that our Mission- 
ary can give his full time to 
pastoral work. There are more 



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351 



than a hundred children att- 
ending the school this year. 
There is a Church building 
which is used as a school 
building, but we are still 
planning to build a school. 
There is great need for an 
evangelist to help in promoting 
the work of the Kingdom of 
God in Chikwizo. 
There is a clinic with one 
staff nurse. The clinic is not 
very large so the superintend- 
ent has suggested to the Nga- 
riende that we let the nurse 
teach and work in the clinic 
at times arranged outside of 
school hours. We thank sister 
Jones for the help she has 
given in running our clinic. 
The chairman and the treasur- 
er went to Salisbury to see the 
Government suthorities about 
the site for a Mission. Mr. 
Smith said we cannot open a 
boarding school at the old place 
because of the lack of water. 
If we want a new place we will 
have to close the present one, 
because we are not allowed to 
open any new schools because 
of the percentage of trained 
teachers being below that re- 
quired by the Government. He 
mentioned the time he had 
come to our Conference to 
speak about the need for a 
Teacher training Centre in the 
northern section of our work. 
We are now planning to see 
the Native Commissioner at 
Mtokoto dicuss the matter 
further with him. 



The Committee have not been 
able to find the records kept 
by the different workers. We 
therefore ask the auditing 
Committee to audit the books 
each year as they used to do. 
Gratitude was expressed to the 
Wadzimai for their help in 
the work of Chikwizo. 
The officers approved for the 
coming year are as follows:- 
Executive Committee: 
Chairman: J. Kawadza 
Vice- " Rev. J. Chitombo 
Secretary: S. Kowo, Assistant 
Secretary: L. Mandizha 
Treasurer: Rev. J. Chidzikwe 
Members of Committee:- 
Cleopas Madzimbamuto 
William Maibaya 
Solomon Pawiramaunzi 
Enoch Chieza 
Joseph Makuto 
John Masosonore 
Rev. Enoch Munjoma. 
Timothy Nyakunu 
An inventory was made of the 
various building and equip- 
ment items owned by the 
Ngariende. 
Simon Kowo, Secretary. 

Board of Evangelism 

A minister was called on the 
telephone one night by another 
minister and this was his 
message, "My Church is on 
fire." The minister nearly gota 
shock before he realised his fel- 
low - minister did not mean 
the building but thepeople; 
the Holy Sipirit hadfallen. 
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years we wish it could be said 
of our Church in Rhodesia 
"We are on fire." Let us 
remind ourselves of the testing 
words in Rev. 2: 15, "I know 
your works; you are neither 
cold nor hot. I would that 
you were either cold or hot; 
because you are luke-warm 
I will spew you out of my 
mouth." We are afraid we 
at least have to confess that 
our Church is not on fire. 
We are agree with Bishop 
Hagen, "We are not satisfied." 
We have seen the good results 
of our Conference Evangelistic 
team, in our Women's Annual 
Meetings and the growing 
progress of Wabvui Bands, the 
rising influence of M.Y.F. on 
the young people in the 
conference area, and the out- 
standing work done through 
the Women's Bible Schools, 
and the statistics tell us that 
we have gained at least 60 
new preaching places and have 
an increase of about 1,200 
Christian families, and that 
the offerings are on the way 
up but looking at the other 
side, we see the lack of real 
consecration on the part of 
the Church in supporting the 
ministry. Especially the young 
people feel the Church is not 
in earnest in promoting the 
ministry. The Church seems 
to care more for the education- 
al part of the work more than 
for the Spiritual side, We see 



the lack "of following up" 
of revival meetings after the 
Evangelistic team has gone. 
At too many places, the con- 
gregations seem to sit back 
and take a rest, waiting for 
the team to come back and 
get the fire started again. We 
seem to see a cold spell as a 
natural foUowup. We regret 
that the goal of doubling the 
membership has not been by 
any means reached. We also 
see and feel that real Bible 
teaching is not given enough 
place in our educational work. 
We therefore, recommend: 

1. A prayer campaign for 
our ministry throughout Sept- 
ember every year in the 
Quadrennium 1956 - 60. 

2. That the faculty at our 
Theological School through 
personal visits in our Districts 
and Centres promotes a greater 
interest in this vital part of 
the work of the Church. 

3. Bible Schools for men 
Annually here at our Seminary 
at Old Umtali. 

4. Special Bible- Weeks and 
Activity- Weeks at our Centres 
and Centre Schools. 

5. That the "Ten Com- 
mandments" be used as texts 
for sermons; one used eacch 
month. 

6. That someone be appo- 
inted as Counsellor at our 
Central Primary, and Higher 
Training Schools, 



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7. That Bible Corresponde- 
nce Courses be a part of our 
urgent work during this Quad- 
rennium. 

8. That 5.000 new members 
be our goal for the next four 
year. 

9. That we put an all-out 
effort on the Evangelism and 
Literature work and consecrate 
ourselves to this task. 

10. That the following list 

for Women's Bible Schools be 

approved:- 

1956 

May 3-13, Nyamaropa 

May 17-27, Muradzikwa 

May 31-June 10, Nhedziwa, 

Mutambara 

June 13-24, Mt. Makomwe 

June 27-July 8. Salisbury 

Sept. 6-16 Mtoko 

Sept. 20-30 Nyadiri 

Oct. 4-14 Mrewa 

Oct. 18-28 Headlands. 

We further recommend:- 

1. The maintenance of the 
full work of the Conference 
teams for Evangelistic and 
and pastoral extension work 
throughout the quadrennium. 

2. The establishment of 
Evangelistic centres in the 
Tanda-North Inyanga region. 

3. The provision of short 
training courses at the Theolo- 
gical School for all Evangelists 
now in service. 

4. The preparation of plans 
for the widest possible distri- 
bution of the Bible in the 
new orthography as soon as 
printed. 



5. Continued efforts to secure 
African school superintendents 
to enable the Church Super- 
entedents to give greater 
attention to the life of the 
Church. 

6. Regular, carefully planned 
out-reach of all African and 
Missionary workers at the 
Centres to the Communities 
around. 

Somebody asked a minister, 
"Do you have special revival 
meetings in your Church?" 
He replied, "No, because all 
of our meetings are revival." 
We pray to God that this may 
be the case in every Cliurh in 
Rhodesia. 

J. Chidzikwe. 

Board Of Lay Activities 
Since the administration of 
the Lord's Supper is one of 
the most effective revival 
occasions in our Church, we 
feel that the administration 
of it should be more than the 
existing 4 times per annum, 
preferably once a month in 
all of our Church stations. 

This could be done at the 
discretion of the Pastor in 
charge, but we recommend 
strongly, that this be done at 
each station as far as possible. 

Board of Ministerial Training- 
and Conference delations 

Besides the items regarding 
the regular promotion of mini- 
sters and the answering of the 
disciplinary question, the 
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business: 

1. A letter of retirement was 
received from Rev. O. Chimo- 
nyo. It is with regret that the 
Conference is asked to accept 
the the retirement of Rev. 
Chimonyo due to his ill health 
and consequent inability to 
carry on. We recommend 
that Philip Chieza be put on 
the retired list. He has given 
27 years of service. 
2. The Mtoko District has re- 
commended Mr. D. Mudzenge- 
rere as a candidate for the 
Ministry His name is accep- 
ted and referred to the Theo- 
logical School Advisory Com- 
mittee. 

3. We recommend that 
Davison Chikosi be given ano- 
ther year in the supernumery 
relationship. He has assured 
the Board that he will be able 
to meet his obligations by that 
time and re-enter the ministry 
next year. 

4. The following candidates 
were approved to take studies 
toward local Ordination: H. 
Mafunga, Joel Gwara, Wm. 
Karumazondo. 

5. We request the Confer- 
ence secretary to make conses- 
sion arrangements on the Rail- 
road for all ministers traveling 
to Conferences and other of- 
ficial meetings. 

6. In co-operation with the 
Board of Evangelism setting 
the month of September as a 
juonth of prayer for recruits 



for the ministry we would re- 
commend that the last Sunday 
in September be placed on 
the Church calendar as the 
Sunday for a special presenta- 
tion of the ministry to our 
Church. 

7. Dr. Harold De Wolf's 
schedule was discussed. The 
plans made will be placed in 
the Church Calendar and an- 
nounced by post. 

1. September 5-ll~Agricu- 
tural Conference, Waddilove 
2. Sept. 12-Oct.3,01dUmtaU 
and Umtali 

3. Oct. 4 - - 6, Methodiit 
Council, Salisbury 

4. Oct. 11- 23, School for 
approved Supply pastors and 
Evangelists. 

5. Nov. 1-15, Local Pre- 
chers' School. 

6. Feb. 8-23, Pastors' School. 
7. March - April Interdeno- 
minational Work, etc. 

Board of Temperance Report 

1. Rev. N. Chigubu was 
elected chairman; Rev. S. W. 
Munjoma, Secretary. 

2. We report that no comp- 
etition was held because no 
money for prizes was received. 

The competitions were to 
be about the evils of tobacco 
and liquor. 

3. We report that Dr. 
Nutting did not prepare a 
booklet on temperance; there- 
fore, we kindly request that 
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"Pfumvu Ye Kumwa kune 
Simba" reprinted. 

4. We ask Miss Reitz to 
find more material on temp- 
erance for distribution in the 
Conference. 

5. We ask that temperance 
lessons be taught at pastoral 
schools and at leaders' meet- 
ings in the circuits; also that 
religious education workers 
teach temperance lessons. 

6. We ask that on Temperance 
Sunday (the third in Novem- 
ber) that Sunday School lesson 
be on temperance, also. 

7. We ask all preachers to 
remind their people to bring 
the booklet, "Pfumvu Ye 
Kumwa kune Simba" to 
Sunday School on Tempeaance 
Sunday. 

B. Report of Commissions 

1. Worship and Music 

2. Finance 

Com. on Worship and Music 
a. Our deep concern for the 
improvement of the quality 
of worship services leads us to 
urge the more careful and 
reverent reading of the Ver- 
nacular Bible. We urge that 
the speed used by the leader 
of responsive readings be 
suited to the congregation, 
not being so fast as to rule 
out a large part of those 
present. Also, that the pastor 
ahead of time invite the best 
possible reader to lead the 
congregation in the response. 
Also, that opportunity should 



be taken in informal services 
of the church to lead in the^ 
reverent and understanding 
reading of hymns as well as 
the improvement in singing. 

b. We recommend that pray- 
ers not be interpreted, each 
person praying in the language 
he desires to use. 

c. It is pleasing that so 
many of the church choirs, at 
both outstations and centers, 
are using an increasing numb- 
er of vernacular songs in the 
church services. 

d. We should like to dis- 
courage the interspersing of 
English words and phrases in 
Shona sermons. 

e. The sub-committee on the 
Taylor Memorial Bells report- 
ed on the programme for the 
dedication of five memorial 
bells (See sheet herewith.) 

The committee recomm- 
ends that: 

1. Our Conference Sec- 
retary write a letter of thanks 
to the members of the John 
A. Taylor family. 

2. The sub-committee on 
the Taylor Memorial Bells be 
continued. 

f. We recommend that the 
Conference Committee for 
Music be selected and the 
members notified at as early 
a date as possible. 
J.Machiri, Chm. E.Chieza, Sec. 

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of Rev. H. F. Anfinsen, as 
Conference Treasurer. 
2. We recommend the follow- 
ing Conference Assessments:- 

a. Episcopal Fund: one 
and one-half percent of Pas- 
toral support. 

b. Conference Administrat- 
ion £ 20. 

c. Accepted Supply Pastor's 
Relief £ 1 to be paid by the 
circuit fo each Supply Pastor. 

d. General Administration 
Fund £ 20. 

e. Central Conference 
Fund £150. 

f. Conf. Journal £60. 

g. Conf. Secretary £ 20. 
h. Conf. Treasurer £ 3. 

i. Travel to Conf £ 60. 

j. Travel for African Dis- 
trict Superintendents £160. 

k. Travel for Conference 

Lay Leader £ 30. 

1. African District Superinten- 
dent's salary assistance £90. 

m. Gen. Conf. Delegate, 
replacement: 
One half of salary: £72 
Incidental expenses: 28 £100. 

3. We recommend that we 
ask the Field Committee to 
contribute £ 40 toward the 
cost of the Conference minutes 

4. In reply to the request 
from the Northern Section of 
the African Christian Con- 
vention that the Conference 
consider providing cars for 
the African District Superint- 
endents and assistant District 
Superintendents, we report 



that our Conference does not 
yet supply the salaries in full 
of the travelling ministry, but 
we look forward to the time 
when that will be possible 
and at that time such a re- 
quest as this might well be 
considered, but at pre] nt we 
do not feel that it i ; even 
possible of consideration. 

C. Reports of Committees 

1. Interdenominational Rel. 

2. Medical Activitie 

3. Auditing 

4. Urban Areas 

5. Student Loans 

6. Resolutions 

7. Memoirs 

Interdenominational Relations 
1. The committee accepted the 
recommendation of the Meth- 
odist Council about Higher 
Teacher Training and Secon- 
da ry Education:- 
That "in the immediate futu- 
re Higher Teacher Training 
should be provided at Wad- 
dilove and Secondary Educa- 
tion at Old Umtali to serve 
both Synod and the Conference 
students at this end of the 
country. A quota and an ex- 
change of ten students is sug- 
gested recognizing that this is 
too small to satisfy our needs. 
2. The committee accepts 
the recommendation of the 
Methodist Council about the 
development of the Joint 
Christian Centre in Salisbury, 
and recommends that it be 
under the supervision of the 
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firms the appointment of the 
following persons as Confer- 
ence representatives:- Bishop 
Newell S. Booth, Revds. S. 
Chieza, M. Murphree, E. 
Aeschliman and Miss Ball. 

3. The Committee accepts 
the Methodist Council's re- 
solution that we proceed with 
the program of Joint Theolo- 
gical Training as presented in 
their report as follows: 

a. This Council favours the 
proposal that Ministerial Can- 
dates should bo enabled to 
take a B. A. degree. Revd. 
H. J. Lqwrance was requested 
to make enquiries concerning 
probable University fees. 

b. This Council agrees to 
press that a faculty of Divinity 
be established in the Univer- 
sity as soon as possible. 

c. This Council is of opinion 
that the training of candidates 
for the Ministry for both 
branches of the Methodist 
Church should be carried out 
jointly, and that Ministerial 
training should be at Epworth 
and the training of Evangelists 
at Old Umtali. 

d. This Council is of the 
opinion that such joint train- 
ing should be begun in Janu- 
ary 1959. 

e. This Council agrees that 
a committee of 10-5 from 
the Conference and 5 from 
the Synod - be appointed to 
work out all necessary de- 
tails including buildings, cur- 
riculum ect.. The Rev. H. J, 



Lawrence shall in consultation 
with Bishop Booth arrange the 
first meeting of the committee 
at the end of September or 
the beginninng of October 
during the visit of the Field 
Secretaries from England and 
America. Conference delegates 
suggested Salisbury the meet- 
ing place. 

4. The Committee recom- 
mends that a presentation be 
made of the factors in invol- 
ved in the relationship be- 
tween St. Andrew's and the 
Conference and the possible 
relationship of St. Andrew's 
and the Synod. 

5. The Committee makes 
the following recommendation 
as a reply to the request of 
the S. A. G. M. local staff that 
we make available one of the 
new block schools at Nyanya- 
dzi for their care and develop- 
ment as they are now able to 
take care of it. 

Reply: a. We believe that 
their should be a unified 
school system under one ad- 
ministration at Nyanyadzi and 
therefore do not recommend 
the admission of another school 
supervisor in the community. 

b. We welcome their spiritual 
fellowship and extend to them 
the facilities for instructing 
their Bible classes and visiting 
the school informarlly and in- 
vite their participation and 
support in the life of the 
Church, 

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it unwise to change the nature 
of the present work and en- 
courage them to propagate the 
work of their schools and 
church where they are already 
established in the adjoining 
Nyanyadzi development. 
Film Library: The attention 
of the Conference is drawn 
to the fact that the film lib- 
rary of the Southern Rhodesia 
Christian Conference is now 
in operation as presented in 
the minutes of the Methodist 
Council of April 21st 1955 and 
this committee recommends 
further that a grant be made 
for the development of the 
filin library. 

This was referred to the 
Field Committee for action. 

Medical Activities 

We appreciate the many 
gifts made locally in support 
of our Babyfolds at Nyadiri 
and Old Umtah. 

A special musical pro- 
gram was planned and given 
by teachers visiting Nyadiri, 
and a small admission charge 
brought a gift of £4-0-0 for 
our Babyfold. 

A visiting group from the 
Anglican Church made a 
contribution to Old Umtali 
Babyfold. 

We believe that Babyfold 
Sunday should be observed 
more widely throughout the 
Conference and recommend 
^hat letters be sent from the 
• ,¥0 centers to remind people 



^bout Babyfold Sunday and 
also supply information that 
would serve to stimulate int- 
erest in giving. 

In correction of a state- 
ment made last Conference, 
we wish to say that the Con- 
ference Rukwadzo is paying 
the salary of the Nurse work- 
ing at Chikwizo Clinic. 

It was recommended that we 
place more emphasis on Health 
education ( Hygiene, preven- 
tion, nutrition) to be carried 
outin the following ways: 

1. Teaching in the schools 
as well as the other group 
classes or instruction being 
carried out. 

2. Emphasis on Health 
teaching in our School of 
Nursing, the General, and the 
Midwife course. 

3. Increasing efforts in 
ante-natal and well-baby cli- 
nics with our mothers' classes. 

We recommend that Mid- 
wifery experience for ourstud 
ents be confined to the Nya- 
diri Hospital area, and that 
we establish more antenatal 
and well-baby clinics in near- 
by areas in connection with 
the Midwifery Course. 

It was also recommended 
that we take post Std. 6 stud- 
ents in nursing in 1956, add- 
ing six months to the three- 
year General Nursing Course 
plus the one year Midwifery. 

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have only the usual three 
year course. 

We are still hoping to have 
enough Secondary Students 
for the class in 1957. 

Auditing- Committee 
The books of the following o 
organizations were audited 
and found to be correct and 
in order: 

1. The Conference Treasu- 
rer, funds on hand — 
£727-13-4i 

2. African Christian Con- 
vention, North 



5. 



44-16-li 

3. African Christian Con- 
vention, South 71-9-5^ 

4. African Missionary Soci^ 
ety— 672-6-9 

5. Rukwadzano rwe Wa- 
dzimai— - 1431-11-3 

6. M. Y. F. — 136-16-4 

7. Honde District- 60-8-9 

8. Umbowo books were 
not submitted for audit. 

9. Salisbury Methodist 
Church books were not 
available for audit. 

10. The Salisbury Church 

Building Fund books ^ 
were audited in May 
and it was thought u- 
necessary to audit them 
again at this time. 

Urban Areas Report 

1. A.P.T.A. has been form- 7. 
ed at Mutanda School, 
Sakubva. Most of the 
members and officers are 
Methodists. 8. 

2, We urge the increased 



emphasis on the raising 
of funds for the Salisbury 
Church through the com- 
mittee appointed last year. 
If the evangelistic teams 
be continued, they should 
spread this word. 
We recommend that the 
Church through its Sup- 
erintendent keep in touch 
with the development at 
the Muradzikwa area. We 
also recommend that all 
Superintendents keep in 
touch with potential de- 
velopments of townships. 
We wish to continue to 
cultivate the people from 
the Portuguese Territory. 
We look forward to the 
time when the Church 
can employ a full time 
worker with the people 
from the Portuguese Ter- 
ritory. 

The matter of securing 
a site for a Chapel in 
Sakubva is being consid- 
ered and we expect a 
definite statement by 
next Conference. 
We as an Urban Com 
mittee feel the new 
MacKinnon Hall at the 
Hostel, Umtali is a big 
addition to our Christian 
work. 

We heartily approve the 
joint Christian Center at 
Harare and pledge our 
support. 

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denominational Relations 
Committee to the great 
need for replacing the 
former evangelist for 
shepherding our people 
at Bulawayo, by co-oper- 
ating with the Synod. 
9. We express concern over 
our people at Johannes- 
burg and wish to inquire 
if work is being done or 
could be done there. 

Report on Student Loans 

1. In 1955, 24 students re- 
ceived student loans and and 
£233 were spent. 

2. For 1956, 41 students 
have applied. We, as a 
committee, refuse to accept 
those who have been teaching. 
They should have money for 
their fees. Also, we refuse 
to accept those who are weak 
scholastically. If the 34 we 
accept tentatively now, pass 
their present standard, £430 
will be needed. The report 
of the Conference Treasurer 
shows that about £164 re- 
mained in the Student Loan 
Fund on August 1st. We 
shall need about £266 more 
in the fund by next January. 

3. We want to thank Mr. 
T. Roberts and Dr. Sherertz 
for his recent help. He 
typed lists of those who have 
received student loans and 
sent those lists to the people 
concerned. No doubt, more 
loans have been repaid as the 
result. (The secretary receiv- 



ed more money than usual to 
send on to the treasurer.) 

4. We recommend that head- 
masters, headmistresses, pri- 
ncipals, and district superint- 
endents not sign student loan 
application forms unless they 
are sure the students are 
worthy as far as character 
and need of financial help 
are concerned. 

5. We elect L. Phaff Secret- 
ary of the Student Loan Com- 
mittee to take H. Wilder- 
muth's place. The past sec- 
retary is due to go on furlough 
in 1956. 

6. We nominate Miss F. 
Hackler as the sixth member 
of our committee to fill the 
vacancy left. We ask the 
Conference to elect her, or 
someone else they prefer. 
The following officers were 
approved: - 

E. Chieza, Chairman, L. 
Pfaff, Secretary, Conference 
Treasurer, J. Rugayo, 0. Mu- 
singwini, F. Hackler. 

Resolutions Committee 
We have had the unusual 
privilege this year of having 
with us Bishop and Mrs. Odd 
Hagen of Norway. For their 
presence and leadership we 
give thanks. For his messages 
of devotion we are grateful as 
we have been led to a deeper 
understanding for the need of 
a full surrender to God. 

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contributed to our discussions, 
and for the presence of Mrs. 
Booth and the fellowship we 
have had together, we express 
our sincere appreciation. It 
has also been a pleasure to 
to have with us Dr. and Mrs. 
DeWolf of Boston University. 
For these and others who con- 
tributed greatly to our devo- 
tional life we express our grat- 
itude. We have gained a 
better understanding of the 
unity of of our Methodist 
Church by the presence and 
participation of the fraternal 
delegates from the Synod. 

The are many who have 
worked to make our week 
comfortable and enjoyable. 
To those who planned and ar- 
ranged for food and housing, 
those who were responsible 
for music, for secretarial as- 
sistance, social teas, and the 
most enjoyable Reception in 
honor of our Bishops we also 
express our appreciation. 

Throughout the week we 
have been called to remember 
the inspiration which we re- 
ceived through the meetings 
and times of meditation on 
the opening day of Retreat. 
The Tower Chimes, too, have 
added to the worshipful at- 
mosphere of the entire Con- 
ference, Let us give thanks 



to God for His continued 
presence with us. 

Memoirs 

Silas Katsidzira was born 
at Old UmtaU in 1923, and 
attended school there from 
1933 to 1942. From there he 
went to Kilnerton Institute, 
South Africa, from 1946 to 
1951. His death occurred at 
at Makumbe hospital, 30th 
Sept., 1953, and he was buried 
at Makumbe. 

A letter from Samuel Tso- 
potsa tells of word received 
from Rev. R.C. Gates that this 
Conference plans to provide 
a tombstone for the grave of 
Rev. Faku, who died and was 
buried in the Union of South 
Africa. He was a Minister of 
this Conference for a number 
of years, but retired in the 
Union. 

Mr. Tsopotsa, who is at Fort 
Hare, says he has finally loca- 
ted the grave of Rv. Faku and 
urges the Conference to deal 
with this matter very soon, if 
such is the intention because 
the grave may be very difficult 
to locate in the future. He 
offers to supply all necessary 
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D. Report of Conference Treasurer 
The following is the Financial Statement and RejDort of the 
Conference Treasurer for the period from July, 26th. 1954 to 
August 1st. 1955. 

Received Expended 

Cash on hand July 26th. 1954 1013. 4. 0. 
Ministers' Pension Funds:- 
From Publishing House 49.17. 9. 
From Bd. of Pensions. 19.14. 4. 
From Circuits 135. 0. 0. 

Interest 132. 13 9. 

From Ministers 85. 0. 0. 

Conference Treasurer 
Student Loans Fund 
Conference Journal 
Accepted Supply Relief Fund 
Ministers' Conference Travel 
Episcopal Fund 
General Administration Fund 
Conference Secretary 
Conference Administration 
Manica - Sofala Work 
Assistant District Supt. Travel 
Lay Leader Travel 
Conference Assesment O'payment 
Chiduku North 
Funds on hand August 1st. 1955 

The following are the Conference Assets 

Cash on Hand 

Board of Pensions 

Stocks and Bonds. 

Gen. Conference Delegate Travel 

Gen. Conference Delegate Salary 

Student Loan Accounts. 

Conference Lay Leader 

Conference Journal 

The following are the Conference Liabilities: - 
Strong Room 18. 0. 0. 

Retired Workers Fund 24.11. 7. 

Savings uncalled for 5.15. 6. 

Accepted Supply Relief Fund 543.15. 7^ 



422. 5. 


10. 637.17. 6d 


2.12. 


6. 4.14. 0. 


176. 9. 


1. 244. 2. 6. 


84. 0. 


0. 85. 0. 0. 


12. 0. 


0. 12. 0. 0. 


53. 15. 


0. 62. 3. 0. 


42. 12. 


0. 34. 4. 0. 


18. 8. 


6. 15. 0. 6. 


17. 1. 


0. 40. 0. 0. 


39. 10. 


9. 3. 18. 0. 


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65. 16 


. 7. 120. 0. 0. 


13. 


. 6. 20. 0. 0. 


10 


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£2013. 12 


. 9. £2013. 12.9 


Assets:- 
727. 


13. 4i 


600. 


0. 0. 


6289. 


0. 0. 


5. 


19. 1. 


24. 


16. 3. 


888. 


1. 4. 


6.19. 6. 


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Overpayments to Student Loan 3. 

Loan Account 888. 

Central Conference 10 L 
Conference Secretary 

Conference Administration 35. 

Conference Treasurer 2. 

Ministers' Pension Fund 6738. 

Conference Board of Education 20. 
Overpayment, Chiduku North 

Student Loan Fund 163 
Assistant District Superintendent Travel ' 4 

Minister's Conference Travel 7 

8558 
Mrevva Mission 1st. August, 1955. 
Arnold R. Boucher. 
Conference Treasurer 



10. 0. 

1. 4. 
16. 7. 

4. 6. 
18. 6. 
16.11. 

7. 5H 
18. 0. 
10. 0. 

• 9. 3h 
. 2. 1 
. 1.11. 
.19. 3H 



E. Various Reports 

1. Composite Reports of 
Superintendents 

2. Literature and Steward- 
ship 

3. Lay Leadjsr 

Superintendent's 
Composite Reports 

Bishop Hagen, Bishop 
Booth Conference Members, 
Fellow-workers, and guests: 
We have put our hands to the 
plow, furrows have been made 
and the Lord's Acre in South- 
ern Rhodesia is being tilled. 
We, your appointed Superin- 
tendents, would hope that we 
might be pardoned for a short 
'backward look,' as we also 
plan for the future at this 
session of our Annual Confer- 
ence. 

We are sure thai the bless- 
ings of God are upon all fo 
His workers, for there has 



been a very good Christian 
Spirit of co-operation, working 
together, and of understanding 
one another, in the local 
churches, and in the Quarterly 
Conference meetings. There 
have, of course, been many 
hard problems, both on the 
level of the local church, and 
on District and Conference 
wide levels, but with courage, 
prayer, sacrifice, forgiveness, 
and service, we have been able 
to go forward unto this day 
of accounting. 

Our ministers report that 
there have been the usual 
Camp meetings, special Sun- 
day services for special days, 
Christmas and Easter Season 
meetings, Quarterly Confer- 
ences, Class Meetings, Sunday 
Schools, M.Y.F., Wabvui, and 
Rukwadzano rwe Wadzimai 
meetings and conferences; and 



m COMPOSITE REPORT OF Tiffi SUPERINTENDENTS 



that through these media the 
Church continues to go for- 
ward. The day by day routine 
pastoral ministry of our 'circuit 
riders' mile after mile over 
mountain, through sand and 
mud and river by bicycle, visit- 
ing homes, clinics, schools, 
local preachers; making out 
preaching plans, conducting 
weddings, funerals, baptisms, 
attending unending meetings; 
each and every one of these 
phases of the work of our 
ministers adds to the fire of 
the spirit in the hearts of God's 
people, and our ministers are 
to be commended for their 
continuing effort, that their 
flock might have the best 
guidance and leadership they 
are able to give. We continue 
to praise God for the weekly 
pulpit ministry of our local 
preachers and stewards in 
every village, who regularly 
and continually extend the 
voice of the circuit ministers 
a hundred - fold every Sunday. 
God's blessings have been upon 
his ministers, and the members 
whom they serve in His King- 
dom. 

We again express spiritual 
gratitude for for the evange- 
listic leadership and training 
being provided for the circuits 
by our Conference Evange- 
listic teams. In each commun- 
ity where a campaign has been 
conducted, the work has 
become much stronger. Miss 



Tubbs, with her staff, has 
conducted many more excel- 
lent Bible Training Schools 
for our women, who have 
then returned to their more 
remote villages to be better 
leaders for their groups there. 
We sincerely hope that these 
programs may be continued 
in the future. 

The Sunday School work 
of the Conference is receiving 
a great boost, with the addition 
of trained workers in Religious 
Education for each District. 
The program of training for 
these workers is greatly ap- 
preciated, and their leader- 
ship is sorely needed in nearly 
every one of our villages. This 
new program is underway 
with a good start. Let us all 
give it a 'helping hand' in 
every way possible' that our 
people may be a 'people of 
the book', and know the facts 
of their faith, through organi- 
zed and supervised study in 
our Sunday Schools. We also 
express appreciation to the 
writers of our Sunday School 
lesson leaflets, and urge each 
village to make wider use of 
these papers in their classes in 
the Sunday School. 

The increasing acceptance 
by our workers, of places of 
leadership in the work of the 
Church, and over-all adminis- 
tration, is paying dividends 
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today, and that will shine out 
above much in the future. 
The wider understanding of 
our work, as seen by the Afri- 
can members of the Field 
Committee, and the larger 
service being given by our 
Nyadiri Superintendent, and 
our Assistant Superintendents 
to there own people, have 
caused the people to sit up and 
take notice that they are res- 
ponsible for much of the direc- 
tion of the work of the Church, 
and the very life of the Church 
is taking on new spiritual 
strength as a result. Better 
understanding of new phases 
of our program has been a 
direct result, where these 
workers have been privileged 
to serve. 

Several Districts have had 
District Conferences, or leaders 
meetings, which have been 
very helpful in the organiza- 
tion and carrying out of the 
District program. The Chris- 
tian Activity Week as the 
spiritual high-light of the year 
on the Mutambara campus, 
with guest speakers bringing 
inspirational messages about 
the various vocations open to 
the students. Stress was laid 
on the ministry, and on teach- 
ing. 

The work of Conference 
Lay Leader has been very help- 
ful in getting the Districts 
properly organized with Lay 
officers. He has travelled 



widely through the Conference 
area, and has spoken to many 
groups. His desire to promote 
Stewardship and tithing, and 
his messages on this topic have 
been fruitful, and appreciated 
by the ministers and the lead- 
ers of the circuits. Our people 
have seen a great light, and are 
trying to walk by it; they are 
walking better and better as 
they learn more and more of 
the Way. We feel that the 
Holy Spirit is at work in all 
of our areas, and that God is 
richly blessing our efforts. To 
Him be the honour and glory 
for the success of our work. 

No longer have we Kraals 
over the country-side, but 
villages, each with its own 
Church and school. Buildings 
are rising up rapidly for these, 
so many villages so many 
buildings that it is impossible 
in this report to mention them 
individually. People are either 
burning bricks, digging foun- 
dations, collecting money for 
builders, or gathering poles for 
roof supports, almost every- 
where one can turn to in the 
Conference area. Our people 
are doers of the Word, and 
not hearers only. 

New Church buildings have 
been completed, or are under 
construction at Muziti, Ndingi, 
Sherukuru, Vumbunu, Buwu, 
Zinyembe, Mukahanana, Chi- 
tenderano, Chiduku, Tikwiri, 
Mhanda, Chirinda, Mafarari- 



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kwa, Mandiambira, Macheke, 
Cliikore, Mugadza, Maramba, 
and in the Nyadiri District 4 
new Churches are under cons- 
truction in the Uzumba Cir- 
cuit, 4 more are being built 
in the Nyadiri Circuit, and 2 
more in the Nyadiri East Cir- 
cuit. The Nyadiri East Circuit 
has nearly finished a new par- 
sonage for their minister, and 
the Uzumba circuit is building 
2 minister's houses. A new 
parsonage is being built for 
the minister of the Ganda- 
nzara Circuit, and the parson- 
age of the Marange North 
Circuit has been completely 
rebuilt, greatly helped by the 
minister's ability as a builder. 

Many new classrooms have 
been built throughout the 
Conference, new teachers 
houses, new latrines, industrial 
class-rooms, and better school 
facilities in general, are to be 
seen as one travels from Nya- 
nyadzi to the Ruwenya River. 
The new staff houses at Old 
Umtali were said to be the 
very finest in the Colony, by 
a leading Government official. 
Mutambara boys' dining room 
had been redecorated, and 
made into a convertable audit- 
orium - dining room combina- 
tion, and plans are under way 
for a social hall - auditorium 
for the Mutambara School. 
The new Mission site at Nya- 
mazuwi is waiting only for a 
builder to arrive, that build- 



ings might spring up to serve 
that area. Mtoko is planning 
to erect a large new Church at 
the Centre, to meet the increas- 
ing need there. Arnoldene is 
awaiting only their status be- 
fore proceeding with a large 
building. Glenada has com- 
pleted a new teacher's build- 
ing. The new Theological 
Building, staff and student 
housing, and the final comple- 
tion of the Teacher Training 
and Beit Hall, and the Treas- 
urer's office, put Old Umtali 
on the map distinctly. The 
new hall at the African Girls' 
Hostel in Umtali in honour of 
Miss MacKinnon, will fill a 
great need. Nyakatsapa is 
completing an 8 room teach- 
er's house, and starting on 
the large new Church. Muta- 
mbara has added some new 
teacher's houses to its campus. 
Practically all of this new 
building is being done on a 
permanent basis, using pro- 
perly burned brick, and a 
permanent roof of Asbestos 
or Iron. 

The new Hospital at Nyadiri 
is well under way, with a 
Dormitory for Maternity 
mothers having been comple- 
ted. The first unit - medical 
and surgical ward - of the new 
hospital is rising rapidly, and 
the Hospital Chapel will be 
started in September. The 
erection of the Opportunity 
Fund - Staff house has helped 



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to supply better housing for 
the School staff. Pupil housing 
at the Nyadiri Girls' School 
Boarding has been much im- 
proved. 

We have reviewed briefly 
the spiritual and physical as- 
pects of ouj work, but what 
about the mental or educa- 
tional? New classes have been 
opened in many of our village 
schools, thus lifting up the 
level of our academic training 
in the country-side. Also the 
new Standard 4 class at Nya- 
nyadzi deserves special men- 
tion. We regret the decision 
of the Educational Depart- 
ment of the Government to 
refuse the opening of an new 
Standard IV classes in 1956, 
some of our villages having 
made complete and final pre- 
parations to receive their Std. 
IV class next year. 

Plans are going forth for 
the opening of the Cambridge 
course of study at Old Umtali, 
as soon as possible, and plans 
have tentatively been made for 
a higher course in Theological 
Training in the future. Certa- 
in outstanding and qualified 
students have been recom- 
mended for scholarship train- 
ing in Universities abroad, and 
others are presently studying 
in England. We rejoice that 
higher training is becoming 
available for our people, and 
only await the day when we 
can recieve them back into 



our midst, highly trained, 
fully qualified, and desirous 
of being the Leaders of their 
own people spiritually and 
academically. 

The academic education of 
the children of the Confer- 
ence area continues to develop, 
and to be both a very great 
blessing, as well as a consider- 
able burden in many ways. 
It is both a wonderful oppor- 
tunity being utilized, and a 
hindrance often recognized 
in the spiritual development 
of our people. The hindrance 
is capitalized by the constant 
increase in governmental re- 
gulations over our schools and 
teaching staff, which requires 
more and more supervision 
with less and less remunera- 
tion, and tends to pull our 
pastor teachers away from 
the spiritual service, unto the 
secular service as a govern- 
ment servant under the Mis- 
sion. This fact is lamentable. 
One cannot deny that in 
many ways our teachers recog- 
nize that they are serving two 
masters, and that they are 
prone to oftentimes lean 
toward considering themselves 
as servants primarily of the 
government because of its 
financial support for their 
salaries, even the even that 
does pass through Mission 
hands before reaching them. 
They fail too often to recognize 
the great weight of the burden 



368 COMPOSITE REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS 



that the Mission is carrying lor 
the school system, that the 
Government cannot pretend 
to try to carry. However, 
many are still truly 'pastor- 
teachers' in the fullest sense 
of the term, and serve the 
Church fully 7 days each week 
with very strong spiritual lead- 
ership. Some of our teachers 
are our best lay preachers, 
and their names appear on 
preaching plans as often as 
that of the minister. For 
those, we are truly thankful. 

The crying need everywhere 
is for more trained teachers, 
who are also spiritual leaders. 
Both qualities are essential 
and these are needed in every 
village in our work. The 
new regulation of the Field 
Committee will, we hope, 
enable our Conference soon to 
be above the Government ban, 
and we will have a higher per- 
centage of trained teachers, 
aided by the larger facilities 
of our new teacher Training 
building at Old Umtali. How- 
ever, Missionary staffing would 
seem to enter greatly into 
this picture at the present 
moment. 

The evangelistic work of 
the Wabvui here deserves a 
place of recognition. Work- 
ing constantly within their 
own locale, each group has 
been a strengthening factor of 
note in most circuits. But 
in the larger evangelization of 



out-lying areas, they have 
done much that might well 
not yet have otherwise been 
done. The Inyanga North 
area of Katerere has been the 
target of Wabvui bands from 
the Chikore ~ Tanda circuit 
and the Nyakatsapa Circuit, 
and the voice of Christ is being 
heard in that area through 
their labours, and personal 
determination to 'bring others 
to Christ, and to seek out 
the lost.' 

All parents eventually look 
forward to the time when their 
child will become self-support- 
ing. The Methodist Church 
is no exception, and that time 
is coming nearer every year. 
The increasing of the salary 
schedule for Church workers, 
at Conference last year was a 
venture in faith, taken to cor- 
respond with the governmen- 
tal increase for teachers. That 
venture was not in vain, the 
faith was good, and brought 
forth fruits worthy of com- 
mendation, in many places. 
Several circuits have paid their 
ministers and evangelists on 
the new scale and remain with 
a credit balance. Other circuits 
still have some way to go to do 
this, but they are well on the 
road to full payment. The 
new scale has been met on 
most districts with keen inter- 
est and great effort. The lone 
exception to this is part of the 
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two circuits paid in lull, but 
four circuits refused to comply 
to the vote of the Annual 
Conference. They disregarded 
their annual Conference re- 
presentative's vote, and 'con- 
sidered themselves isolated 
groups, in spite of representa- 
tion. Their superintendent 
states that their is need for 
more stewardship - education, 
and motivation to Church giv- 
ing for these people. We, your 
Superintendents, beleive that 
this new step has basically been 
a strengthening factor and re- 
commend that it be retained 
for further trial and observa- 
tion, on behalf of our travel- 
ling ministry. 

The Mtasa - Makoni, Mara- 
nge - Chiduku, and Mutamba- 
ra Districts now have African 
treasurers for each circuit 
and Quarterly Conference, 
and all Church monies is 
handled and proper books are 
kept by them. The Nyadiri 
District has this year started 
a "Common Pool" system of 
finance, with a District Fina- 
ncial Committee being set up 
composed of 7 Africans and 
3 Missionaries. Nyadiri Dis- 
trict also uses the pledge card 
system of stewardsiiip for their 
budgeting. This release of 
treasurership to the African 
constituency, and their handl- 
ing of their own Church 
monies, has led to a clearer 
understanding of financial 



needs, expenditures and obli- 
gations, and has created a fine 
spirit of understanding be- 
tween the leaders and the 
people in all districts where it 
has been done. 

Regarding the organization 
of our work, and work areas, 
it is the sincere hope of your 
Superintendents that the Con- 
ference area can be redistrict- 
ed, changing district bound- 
aries so as to give better super- 
vision to our work, and more 
equal supervision to all areas, 
including the presently neg- 
lected ones. We urge that 
if at all possible, the decisions 
concerning changing of boun- 
daries be decided upon at 
this session of the Annual 
Conference. Within present 
Districts, circuit re-organiza- 
tion has been tentatively plan- 
ned for within the Maranke 
circuits and the Mtasa circuits. 

There is evidence of a new 
interest in the work of our 
Church by various European 
groups. In the Headlands 
circuit, Mai Choto has organ- 
ized a group of Women's Clubs, 
assisted by Mrs. J. R. Clark, a 
European neighbour lady, and 
this movement is lifting up 
the standard of homecraft in 
those villages. They were able 
to organize an outstanding 
homecraft show recently, 
which was judged by the wife 
of Chief Mangwende, and 
Mrs, Fitzpatrick. At Mtoko, 



370 COMPOSITE REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS 



the friendly European Sports 
Club presents a monthly bios- 
cope at the Mission for the 
pupils, and they are interested 
to see the good discipline and 
the intelligent appreciation of 
the audience. In the Christian 
centre in Umtali, the Toch-H 
European Club presents a 
monthly bioscope for the 
benefit of the African Com- 
munity there. These cooper- 
ative efforts on the part of 
the European population are 
indeed appreciated and reflect 
a growing interest in the work 
of the Church in those areas. 
The Sakubva Christian Cen- 
tre in Umtali, since its open- 
ing last Conference - time, has 
been a regular beehive of 
activities. Sunday School clas- 
ses, Junior Church, M. Y. F., 
Class Meetings, Wabvui and 
Rukwadzano rwe Wadzimai 
meetings are held in the Hall. 
The Centre has made it pos- 
sible to have separate class- 
rooms for the Sunday School 
groups, and also to separate 
the M.Y.F. into four sections. 
Many other groups meet in 
the Centre. Children's meet- 
ings for guided recreation are 
held weekly. Methodist Boy 
Scout Troops, and a Girl Guide 
Company have been organi- 
zed; recreation groups for 
games are carried on, includ- 
ing shuffleboard, badmintion, 
table tennis, and other games. 
A Table Tennis tournament 



for Adults and Juniors was 
held. Out-door playground 
equipment for children has 
also been installed. There 
are handcraft classes for boys 
and girls, sewing classes for 
women, and cooking classes 
meet weekly. Concerts and 
other entertainments are held 
monthly. Wedding receptions 
are held in the Centre almost 
every Saturday. One of the 
most encouraging features is 
the participation in the various 
activities by the teachers from 
the Government schools. They 
help in the Sunday School and 
M. Y. F., and in various other 
activities. They have organic 
zed a Teacher's Dicussion 
Group which meets after the 
Sunday Service. The teachers 
are also making good use of 
the Library and Reading 
Room facilities. Truly the 
influence of the Christian Cen- 
ntre is extending into the life 
of the entire community. 

There are at present 130 
girls in residence in the Afri- 
can Girls' Hostel in Umtali, 
with 20 others who claim the 
Hostel as there home. Plans 
are under way for the 25th 
Anniversary Celebration of the 
opening of the Hostel, which 
will be observed October 8th. 
At that time the new MacKin- 
non Hall will be dedicated. 
A very impressive service was 
held on April 3rd, when the 
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the new MacKinnon Hall was 
done by Bishop Raines, with 
Mrs. Raines being present. 
The Hall is nearing comple- 
tion, and work has already 
started on the the additions 
to the Hostel dormitories, to 
give added space for more 
future residents. 

The Conference Health 
Education team, including two 
African nurses, this year has 
visited in each of 22 different 
village schools or Churches for 
5 day periods. The people 
have shown much interest and 
some have changed some of 
their diet habits when they 
have learned a little about 
the nutritive values of foods. 
These nutritive values are 
vividly presented through the 
media of excellent charts 
worked out by the team, and 
draw by a teacher. The team 
is also promoting the use of 
skim-milk and sugar-milk as 
diet supplements. The res- 
ponse is most heartening. They 
have found considerable goitre 
in three of the schools, and 
now the Govt., as a result, is 
seeking to make iodized salt 
available to those areas. 

Our medical program at 
Nyadiri continues to go for- 
ward. The addition of a new 
Missionary nurse to the staff 
has made possible increased 
emphasis on the Maternity 
program there, with gratifying 
results, especialy in the ante- 



natal and well-baby clinics. 
This will also make possible 
the addition of a special course 
in Mid-wifery to the Nurses' 
Training Program, beginning 
in January of 1956. In the 
villages, clinics are being held 
at Chitimbe, Maramba, and 
Dindi, and also at Chikwizo. 
Many patients are receiving 
treatments from these clinics 
who could not find it possible 
to come to the Mission or 
other health centres. 

The Medical work at Old 
Umtali continues in its fine 
tradition of the past, with 
many mothers from the sur- 
rounding hills coming there 
for their Matenity services, in 
preference to the Umtali hos- 
pital. The staff is kept busy 
caring for the routine clinical 
patients of the School and 
Mission. 

At Mutambara, the Mother 
Hughes Maternity Hospital, 
under construction last year, 
has during this Conference 
year been completed, and is 
giving wonderful service to 
the waiting mothers of the 
area. Maternity cases are 
being cared for daily under 
the very best of conditions, 
and with the the finest equip- 
ment available. To improve 
present facilities for clinical 
treatment, grounds have been 
cleared, and construction is 
under way for a new clinic 
building. 



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At Mutambara, the Mission 
farm continues in its program 
bf providing agricultural tra- 
ining for the boys, as well as 
a source for feeding the 
pupils. Both the main farm, 
and the W.D.C.S. farm have 
had very good years, and are 
in full production. European 
neighbours of our Mission at 
Mutambara have been attract- 
ed by its fine agricultural 
program, and are planning to 
conduct their annual Farmers' 
Day on the Mission Farm 
there this year. 

At Old UmtaU, Mr. Henry 
Ferreira has taken over the 
management of the Wood- 
lands Farm, and is earnestly 
endeavoring to put all aspects 
of that farm onto a financially 
profitable basis. The farm 
is again supplying milk to the 
Mission, with the major farm 
activities centering on the so- 
called 'Big-lands' across the 
river Nyagambu. 

At Nyakatsapa, some soil 
conservation work has been 
done by the people, under 
the leadership of Mr. Ferguson 
Chiorah, the agricultural tea- 
cher in the School. Much 
more such work has been 
projected by Mr. Dean Man- 
beck, the new Conference 
Soil Conservatioist. The New 
rental rate approved by Field 
Committee and the Govern- 
ment, will permit our secur- 
ing a full-time African Dem- 



onstrator, who will be able to 
lead our people there along 
the paths of righteousness in 
their farming practices! 

The Nyadiri farm has come 
nearer to paying its way this 
year than last, but there is 
still much to learn, and much 
to be developed. The pro- 
duction potential of this 6,000 
acre farm is far from being 
realized. More and more of 
the supervision work is being 
taken over by Mr. M. Nyacoto, 
leaving the agricultural Mis- 
sionary free for developing 
further aspects of the more 
abundant life. 

And so another year comes 
to a close. We have been the 
cause of our failures. May 
we be forgiven. Some achieu- 
ements and growth have 
taken place. May God whom 
we serve be glorified and 
praised! We have looked 
back. May we be pardoned. 
But may we also lood ahead, 
at this session of our Annual 
Conference and make such 
plans as will lead us onward, 
and upward as we, working 
together in His service, press 
on toward the mark of the 
high calling of God in 
Christ Jesus. 

Respectfully submitted on 
behalf of the Superintendents 
of the Rhodesia Annual Con- 
ference. 

Rev, W. Bourgaize 
Rev. J.T^ Chitombo 



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Rev. 0. Stine 
Rev. H.D. Griffin 
Rev. J. Nduna 
Rev. H. F. Anfinsen 
Rev. C. M. Miller 

LITERATURE - STEWARD- 
SHIP REPORT 

The usual activities of the 
Literature - Stewardship pro- 
gram have been continued 
during the past year. We 
are pleased to note increasing 
interest of young laymen in 
seeking reading materials. 
We are reminded of the 
message to the prophet Haba- 
kkuk after he had received a 
vision from the Lord. "Write 
the vision; make it plain upon 
tablets, so he may run who 
reads it;" and it spurs us on 
to try to find ways to provide 
more and better literature for 
the use of those young people 
who are seeking power to run 
the good race in their spiritu- 
al lives. To this end we 
wish again to urge more of 
you to put into writing the 
messages God gives you. A 
sermon may be heard once, 
and much of it be forgotten. 
You multiply the power of 
your message many fold if 
you print it and broadcats it 
among the people. 

There is also need for 
books in other departments 
of work, Medical, Agriculture, 
Home-making, etc. The Me- 
dical Education Department 



has this year published ^'Ku- 
cengeta JNekudya Kwe-wana" 
(The Care and Feeding of 
Children). We welcome more 
such informative materials. 

We wish to express our 
appreciation for the services 
of those who are helping to 
solve the problem of distribut- 
ing literature. But we are 
calling for more such faithful 
stewards. 

The books published this 
year are Book II of Daily 
Light, for the last six months 
of the year, which sells for 
2/9, and a small booklet, 
"Wonderful Jesus." The usual 
pictorial calendar came out 
in December, and some tracts 
have been printed in coloured 
pictorial folders which came 
to us as a gift from friends in 
America. A card with a me- 
ssage for children has also 
been printed and distributed. 
We thank the friends for 
sending us these useful suppli- 
es. 

Pictures are indeed one 
great need. Perhaps some of 
the missionaries might also 
help us in providing illustrat- 
ions for our publications, and 
that without too much cost or 
trouble. lam thinking of the 
cuts various ones have had 
made for letters and reports 
sent to America. In many 
instances doubtless these cuts 
are then cast aside with no 



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KiggOMg 



further use. They can help 
us a great deal if they can be 
turned over to our departme- 
nt, and we would be grateful 
for the loan Or gift of any 
such that you may have on 
hand. 

We are happy at the prosp- 
fect of putting out a more 
attractive Umbowo HweuKri- 
stu during the coming year, 
partly because of the good 
gift of £350-0-0 from friends 
in St. Petersburg, Florida, 
which has provided some 
much needed type of a better 
size than we had before. 
Other new features will make 
the paper more desirable than 
ever, we believe. 

Classes in the use of lit- 
erature and in stewardship 
were made possible for the 
Religious Education leaders 
through the help of Mrs. 
Culver. More such opportn- 
ities for our ministers and 
workers through the Confer- 
ence would increase many 
fold the effective use of the 
literature that is available. If 
the teachers are to be as eff- 
ective as is needful in the 
Evangelistic program of the 
•hurch, would also be helpful 
if we might have such 
periods at the time of Teach- 
ers' Retreats held in the 
various districts in December 
or January. 

Working together we hope 
to produce and distribute 



better litterature so that many, 
reading, may run the good 
race of life. 

Respectfully submitted. 
B. H. Reitz 
REPORT ON LAY LEADER 
The Conference Lay Act- 
ivities for the past year have 
gone forward with great stre- 
ngth. The Leadgr owes a 
debt of gratitude to the Dis- 
trict Superintendents, Minist- 
ers, Mr. Murphree and othei-s 
who have invited him to 
speak at various meetings 
throughout the Conference; 
as well as to the Hilltop Staff 
who has released him at var- 
ious times throughout the 
year for these duties. 

A great need in our Con- 
ference is a better understand- 
ing on the part of Laymen, 
of the organization of the 
Church and the duties of the 
various Church Officers. Lay 
Leaders do not yet fully und- 
erstand their obligations and 
there is a great need for 
strong lay leaders. If we wish 
our Church to be strong, we 
must have a strong Board of 
Lay Activities. As yet our 
lay leaders do not take hold 
of the leadershisp responsibi- 
lies they have, and they need 
time and training to talk 
about lay work at Quarterly 
Meetings and other meetings. 
As they learn, they should be 
given full responsibility of 
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Our people need greater 
teaching in the matter of 
Stewardship regarding the 
Minister's salary scale. Some 
districts have coped with the 
new scale but other districts 
have not yet been able to 
meet this obligation. 

Next year it is planned to 
have a District Lay Leader's 
Conference so that they may 
have further meetings with 
the Circuit Lay Leaders, then 
the Charge Lay Leaders. 

Salisbury Urban Church: 
They are trying very hard 
to conform to the new salary 
scale. All the organizations 
are going forward. The local 
preachers serve 6 preaching 
places, but the people in 
Harare are hungry for the 
Word of God. 

Mutambara District: 
The Centre is the only 
place where the salary scale 
has been met. There, they 
are, in addition, extensively 
repairing the minitter's house. 
Other parts of the District 
request ministers with less 
years experience that the 
salary may be an amount they 
can pay. Zimunya North 
Circuit had the privilege of 
being host to the first Wabvui 
South meeting. 

Mtoko District: 
Givingfor the the support 
of the Pastor and other 
Church activities has impro- 



ved. However, they are very 
concerned about Sunday sports 
interfering with the spirit of 
the Sabbath. They wish uni- 
formity on Church discipline 
matters and lament that there 
is not time to teach the people 
the various pronouncements 
of the Conference. They 
urge that their people attend 
more faithfully the various 
meetings of the Church. 

Mrewa District: 
A great need for training 
Church Leaders and training 
in Stewardship is found here. 

Nyadiri District: 
People have improved in 
giving to the Church. This has 
increased since we began the 
district pool system controlled 
by one treasurer. We still look 
ahead to this part of the year 
left, to satisfy the needs of 
our church and our Ministers 
in the district. 

The most inspiring thing 
in our district is the unity 
between our ministers and 
our missionaries in the work 
of our Lord. 

Maranke — Chiduku District: 
The offering which have 
previously been poor are in- 
creasing. There is need for 
the training of Church 
leaders in their understand 
ing of their work, but 
explanations by Dfstrict and 
Circuit Lay leaders have help-= 



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ed to a certain extent. There 
is further need for Steward- 
ship training. The District 
is a bit behind in the Ngari- 
ende fund and in Ministerial 
support, but they are trying 
to make this up. 
M'TASA-MAKONI DISTRICT: 
Old Unitali and Gandanzara 
are the only places where the 
minister's salary is paid in 
full; the others are all in 
arrears. They are requesting 
a Wabvui Day in the Church 
Calendar. 

UMTALI: The Church is Spi- 
ritual life, stimulated by the 
Christian Centre. The Lay 
leadership has been veary 
active as shown by the numb- 
er of young and old who have 
been won to Christ. The 
Church support is paid in full. 

E. Chieza, Conference Lay 
Leader. 

F. Reports of Council and 

Societies 

1. African Christian Conven- 
tion (Northern and Southern 

Sections) 

2. Fishermen's Report 

3. Rukwadzano Rwe Wadzimai 

4. African Missionary Society 

5. Methodist Historical Society 

6. The Methodist Council 
The African Christian Conven- 
tion of the Northern Section 

The 27th section (the 4th 
of the Northern section) of 
the African Christian Conv- 
ention of the Methodist 
Church was held at Chamapa- 
ngo in Mrewa District, July 



14 - 17, 1955. 

This convention was well 
attended by delegates and a 
few people of the community. 

Two speakers addressed the 
convention. Chief Mangwende 
of Mrewa District spoke on 
his visit to Europe; what he 
saw and what he learned. 

Mr. J.S. Savanhu, M.P. 
spoke on the importance of 
Federal Government. They 
answered many good quest- 
ions. 

One of our Advisory Me- 
mbers was present. Miss S. 
King, who took part in many 
discussions and made helpful 
suggestions. 

The following Resolutions 
are presented to Conference: 
Officers for the following 
year:- 

Chairman, Rev J.T. Chitombo 
Vice Chairman, Mr. J. S. 
Makuto 

Secretary, Rev. D. Mushapai- 
dze 

Vice Secretary, Mr. T. Mutemi 
Treasure, Rev. W. Mandiso- 
dza. 

Advisory Members:- Miss 
S, N. King and Rev. M. J. 
Murphree. These were con- 
firmed by the Conference. 

Resolutions of ,the Northern 
Section of the Christian Con- 
vention: 

1. So that the people can 
understand what the work of 
the Christian convention is 
and how their contributions? 



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of sixpence per member for 
the Convention are used, it 
was voted that a pamphlet 
containing the resolutions of 
the Convention and the act- 
ions of the Conference on 
those resolutions be prepared 
and printed or duplicated in 
Shona for distribution. 

Mony for printing these 
pamphlets should come from 
the Christian Convention fu- 
nds and the pamphlets should 
be sold and the money turned 
back to the funds of the 
Convention. 

2. Referring to the Confere- 
nce Journal for 1954, No. 10, 
page 239, we move that our 
Conference choose some speci- 
al workers to give some in- 
struction in Sermon Preparat- 
ion to Local Preachers. 

3. Salisbury Church— We 
move that the church in Sali- 
sbury be started using the 
funds on hand to erect a 
simple building to give us a 
start and afford a place of 
worship. 

We recommend that a spe- 
cial campaign be organized to 
secure funds for the Salisbury 
Church and that our memb- 
ers be encouraged to give 
generously to provide for the 
shepherding of our people in 
Salisbury. 



4. Cars for African Superi- 
ntendents - We request our 
Conference to consider pro- 
viding cars for our African 
Superintendents and Assistant 
Superintendents in order to 
facilitate their work and pro- 
tect their health. 

5. It was agreed to request 
that the Committee on Church 
Calendar includ a special 
Sunday for Rukwadzano Rwe 
Wadzimai service. 

6. We renew our oft-repeat- 
ed request for Teacher Train- 
ing in the Northern Section 
of our Conference for the 
following reasons: A. The 
qualification for teachers is 
continually being raised so 
that existing schools cannot be 
adequately staffed. 

B. No new schools can be 
opened because of the low 
percentage of trained teachers. 

C. Enough promising stud- 
ents who wish to take teacher 
training to make an entire 
class are expected to finish 
Std. VI at Mrewa and Nyadiri 
this year and a number of 
unqualified teachers in the 
Village schools are wishing to 
enter training also, 

7. It was agreed to ask for 
the appointment of a special 
committee, composed of me- 
mbers from both sections of 



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the Christian Convention to 
study wedding customs in an 
effort to estabUsh customs 
that are truly Christian and 
do away with the non-Christ- 
ian customs such as the Sa- 
mukadzi demanding money 
for going to the bridegrom's 
home. 

8. It was suggested that a 
constitution be drawn up for 
the Arican Missionary Society 
to our guide our missionary 
and the Committee for the 
Chikwizo work. 

The African Christian Con- 
vention. Southern Section. 

The African Christian Con- 
vention met July 29 and 30, 
1955, at Odzi. Although the 
numbers attending were small, 
the maximum being 55, the 
delegates contributed richly 
to the discussions with good 
spirit. 

Lectures were given by 
James, the head orderly of 
the Odzi Clinic on First -Aid, 
Mr. A. Kanjanda on "Work 
Creats Good Homes;" and 
Mr. E. Chieza on Church 
Finance and Organization. 

Rev. M.J. Murphree open- 
ed each day with a very in- 
spiring devotional message. 
Miss Ball, our Missionary 
advisor, gave of her help in 
the discussions of various 



questions in the meetings and 
also was most helpful conce- 
rning food and social arrange- 
ments. Rev. E.J. Aeschliman 
sent his apologies as he was on 
leave. The following resolu- 
tions were passed :- 

1. We feel that a teacher 
should not be signed off with- 
out the knowledge of the 
School Committee, Pastor, or 
parents. 

2. We recommend that the 
Ngariende Society give sch- 
olarships to approved candi- 
dates who will teach at 
Chikwizo, and that the Nga- 
riende Society's Executive 
Council prepare the Scholar- 
ship agreement forms. 

3. The following Committee 
were appointed to study the 
question of "Brotherhood" 
and to report next year: Rev. 
Aeschliman, Miss Ball, Rev. 
Musingwini, Rev. Chimba- 
dzwa, Rev. Chiza, and Mr. E. 
Chieza. 

4. We as a Christian Con- 
vention affirm that a guilty 
person who has once divorced 
cannot be married in the 
Church again, according to 
the 1952 Displine, paragraph 
356. 

5. We wish to ask the Conf- 
erence to discuse the question 
of the Recognition of African 
clergymen by the Government. 
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sent to the [iitordeiiomiiiat- 
ioiial Christian Conference. 

6. The explanation of the 
use of school fees and grants 
was referred to the Board of 
Lay Activities and the District 
Superintendents of the Conf- 
erence. 

7. We feel that more sheph- 
erding and protection of its 
members from other denomi- 
nations should be given by 
our Methodist Church. 

8. The question of uniform- 
ity in Church displine should 
be sent to the Central Confer- 
ence for discussion and clari- 
fication. 

9. We request that our 
Field Committee Building 
Committee make another plan 
for our prospective Church in 
Salisbury, as we see that 
£7700. cannot be raised be- 
for the 4 year period expires. 
Also we ask our people in the 
Conference to make a strong 
effort to obtain funds. 

10. We recommend that 
Junior Certificate and Teacher 
Training boys be strongly 
urged by ministers and pare- 
nts to study for the ministry, 
and we urge Dr. Culver to 
continue his campaign for 
cultivation of ministerial ca- 
ndidates throughout the Conf- 
erence, 



We further recommend 
that we take one more class 
of Std. VI graduates for 
ministerial studies. 

IL The officers for the 
coming year were elected as 
follows and approved by 
the Conference. 
Chairman: Rev. P. Machiri 
Vice- „ Rev. M. Mparutsa 

Secretary: Rev. R. M. Chiza 
Vice- „ Rev. A. Muzorewa 
Treasurer: Rev. J. G. Nduna 
Members: Mr. E. Chieza, 
Mr. P. Dube (Mutambara) 
Mr. A. Karumbidza. 
Advisory Members: Rev. E. 
J. Aeschliman, and Miss M. 
Ball. 
R. M. Chiza, Secretary. 

Wabvuwi Report — Northern 
Section 

Bishop Booth and memb- 
ers of the Conference: — We 
thank the Lord for this pri- 
viledge to give our report. 

All along the R.R.W. has 
been doing great work in our 
Conference. The men of our 
Conference have thought to 
do their part in the Lord's 
vineyard also. It took seve- 
ral years before the men's 
society came to be a well-org- 
anized society. 

We had our first big meet- 
ing at Chiriga last year in 
Mrewa District. This year 
we held our Annual meeting 
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30tli June, 1955. Many peo- 
ple came to this meeting and 
many received salvation at 
the meeting. 

Rev. Chitombo conducted 
the Communion Service. 582 
people received the Lord's 
Supper that Sunday. 
Headlands: The Wabvuwi 
visited three people who were 
very sick who also did not 
know Christ. But through 
the testimonies and prayers 
of the Wabvuwi. these people 
gave their hearts to Christ 
and died in the Peace of the 
Lord. 

Mrewa South: The Wabvuwi 
of this circuit helped with 
10/- at the death of one of 
their fellow Fishermen. 
£2-10-0 was also given to a 
widow. 

Mrewa East: The Wabvuwi 
helped at the funeral of a 
poor woman who did not 
have any relatives to help her. 
They bought a limbo to cover 
the dead body and helped 
also with food that was need- 
ed. There many testimonies 
of people who were saved at 
our circuit meeting. 
Mrewa North: A widow was 
helped with 25/-. The Wa- 
bvuwi are doing great work 
going into different homes 
holding prayer meetings and 
bringing many to Christ. 
Nyadiri District: The Wa- 
bvuwi of Maramba and Pfu- 
ngwe are doing much work 



in their stations. They visit 
homes in twos and many a 
times win new converts. At 
Quarterly meetings many 
people give testimonies of the 
help they received through 
the Wabvuwi. 

D. C. Kumalinga, Chairman 
W. Chieza, Secretary J. C. 
Kazingizi, Vice Chairman, 
P. Kajese, Vice Secretary. 
Mr. Kamuzengeza, Treasurer. 

Fishermen's Report — Southern 
Section 

1. The First Fishermen 
Annual Assembly of the Me- 
thodist Church, Southern Sect- 
ion, met at Rowa, Zimunya 
Reserve, on Friday 8th to 
Monday 11th July 1955, with 
the Chairman, Mr. F. Chipa- 
umire presiding. There were 
approximately 4,000 people, 
men and women. 

2. Our official speakers 
were as follows:- Rev. Gri- 
ffin, Rev. M. E. Culver, Rev. 
Miller, Rev. J. M. Cliimba- 
dzwa, Mr. T. Muringapi, Mr. 
F. Chipaumire, Mr. E. Chieza, 
Mr. K. Mundangepfupfu, 
Rev. Philip Chieza, P. Hassing, 
Mr. I. Masiya, Rev. M. Mu- 
parutsa, Mr. D. Kumalinga 
from the Northern Section, 
and one of the Rukwadzano 
women. 

3. The presence of God in 
our midst was felt by the 
whole Convention, as many 
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same. And the whole atmos- 
phere and the zeal for souls 
was very strong. 

4. Besides the preaching ser- 
vices, the Convention was 
divided into smaller groups 
with a leader for each group, 
so as to give each person a 
chance to express himself. 
And the reports from the 
group leaders were very en- 
couraging. 

5. Our chief aim is to serve 
others and to fish them to 
Christ. This we do in sev- 
eral different ways- -we do 
personal work and visit the 
sick and the backsliders. 

6. On Sunday the District 
Superintendent, Rev. Miller, 
Rev. Griffin and Pastors serv- 
ed the whole Convention with 
Holy Communion, and 1,065 
took the Sacrament, pledging 
themselves to be loyal to the 
Lord Jesus. 

7. We were honoured by 
the presence of Chief Zimu- 
nya, who, after his introduct- 
ion by the Chairman, Mr. F. 
Chipaumire, spoke to the 
Convention expressing his 
gratitude for the work done 
in his Reserve and wished 
succes to the Convention. 

8. Officers: 

President— Mr. F. Chipaumire 
Vice President- Mr. I. Masiya 
Secretary- Mr. R. Chitakatira 
Vice Sec. — Mr. C. Zisengwe 
Treasurer- Mr. M. Chirimbani 
Adviser- -Rev. J. M. Chimba- 



dzwa. 

Committee Members: Mr. 
D. Sakutombo, Mr. T. Muri- 
ngapi, and Mr. I Murapa. 

SOUTHERN SECTION RE- 
PORT OF THE RUKWADZA- 
NO RWE WADZIMAI 

Retrospect is always a sol- 
emn thing, as there is always 
much that might have been 
done, and so little seems to 
have been accomplished. How- 
ever, there is a real joy and 
inspiration to fresh service 
when we see the manifestation 
of the Hand of God in the 
work of years that have past. 

WORK OF BRANCHES: The 
following report has been com- 
pleted from the reports of 
several branches and informa- 
tion taken from the Executive 
Committee meeting and the 
Annual Convention. 

CHIDUKU NORTH: Six pounds 
was given towards the cost of 
the roof for the Church, and 
two pounds were given for 
bricks for the Church building. 
One pound, three shillings was 
given to a poor woman. The 
women helped to make bricks 
for the Head Man's house, and 
also helped toward its building 
expenses. Now the Headman 
is a Probationer in the Church. 
There are 275 members m this 
circuit. 

ZIMUNYA NORTH: Money 
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in the fields which was added 
to the treasury was £12. 13. 0. 
Five shiUings was given to help 
toward the funeral expenses 
of the Headman. One pound 
was given to help towaids the 
expenses for four funerals of 
members of the families of 
Rukwadzano members. Two 
Widows were helped in the 
fields. Gifts and uf u were given 
to a blind woman at Christmas 
time, and the harvesting of 
her garden was done by the 
members. Three quarter's col- 
lection was paid for one mem- 
ber who has been sick for a 
long time. Ten members of 
the Rukwadzano teach in the 
Sunday School, 9 are Class 
Leaders, and one is a Steward 
in the Church. There are 
383 members in this Circuit. 
NYANYADZI. Firewood was 
gathered twice for the patients 
at the clinic. Twelve new 
members have been received 
this year, making a total of 52 
members. Ten of the members 
teach in the Sunday School, 
4 are Class Leaders and two 
are Girl Guide Leaders. 
QANDANZARA CIRCUIT: £6 
18. 6 was given toward the 
Church Building. Help was 
given in the fields of the Islie, 
and firewood was brought for 
his wife. Two pounds was 
given towards the school build- 
ing. £1. 2. 0. was given to a 
lame man so that he could go 
to Mai Chaza, Clothes were 



bought for a girl and a man 
who are sick in their minds. 
Dishes were bought for a wo- 
man whose house burned. 
Firewood has been gathered 
for a blind woman. £2 was 
given to clear up the debt of 
the Church Offering. There 
are 303 members in this circuit 
NYAKATSAPA BRANCH: Six 
women were converted at one 
of the District Meetings. £1. 
10. 0. was used to buy seeds 
for the garden of some old 
people. Weeding, harvesting 
and collecting of firewood was 
also done for some aged 
people. Chief Mtasa's court 
and yard were cleaned by 
the women. 

MARANKE - MT. MAKOMWE: 
Help was given in buying 
clothes and books for a lame 
girl, and food was given to a 
hungry family, and two tins of 
millet. 

CHIDUKU SOUTH BRANCH: 
Help was given to four mem- 
bers. Nine shillings was given 
for patients at the Hospital. 
There are 123 members in this 
circuit. 

PENHALONQA: Visits were 
made for prayer in the hos- 
pital and homes. Clothes were 
given to family whose house 
had burned. 

MUTAMBARA EAST; A wel- 
come gift was bought for Mrs. 
E. S. Johnson, and farewell gift 
for Sister Sweeney. Greetings 
and gifts were bought for Sister 



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Ruth Hanson and Sister Lind. 
Members visited the Minister's 
Refresher Course and brought 
some different kinds of food. 
This was also done for the M. 
Y.F. Camp. Two table covers 
were bought for the Holy 
Communion Table. 
ZIMUNYA SOUTH: Twenty 
visits were made to the sick, 
24 visits to non-Christian 
homes; 12 visits were made in 
the homes of members weak 
in their Christian lives; 6 visits 
were made to the Umtali Hos- 
pital. Different members 
worked in the gardens of sick 
people and aged people on 18 
occasions. Three bags of food 
were given to the poor. One 
pound in money and a bag of 
mealies was given at the time 
of our Chief's death. £3. was 
given for the sick and for the 
sick and for funerals. Ten 
shillings was given to help Rev. 
Thomas Maranke build his 
house. £27 was spent for 
Church buildings in the Cir- 
cuit. Grass was cut to thatch 
one of the Chapels. There are 
141 Members, 15 of whom 
teach in the Sunday School; 
5 are Class Leaders, and one 
member has a Girl Guide 
Company. 

CHAKOWA; Help was given 
in fields at three different 
times; firewood was gathered 
for sick people on 5 differ- 
ent occasions; % tins of mealies 
were given to a poor family. 



Ten visits were made to homes 
in the area. Three pounds 
was given towards buildings 
in the district. Members are 
responsible for putting flowers 
in the Church. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
We talked and prayed 
much about the Salisbury 
Church and Fifty pounds were 
set aside for that project. 
We agreed that each branch 
should bring £2. 10. 11. to 
our Annualy Convention and 
this was done. £9. 6. 0. was 
added from Sunday School 
funds to the amounts from 
each branch to make another 
£50. for the Salisbury Church. 
Five pounds, ten shillings was 
given to the orphans; one 
pound to Rev. O. Chimonyo; 
one pound, ten shillings was 
given to Mrs. Ruth Musingwi- 
ni who was at the hospital. 

This is a year of Makoro- 
koto! We have a new baby 
born called " Programme. " 
Here is the baby (giving pro- 
gram to Bishop Booth) Bishop 
will see whether it has eyes; 
arms and legs. All these past 
few years we have been doing 
what is of the Africans to be 
true, to recognize things by 
head. It was our wish to 
send this copy to our Bishop 
and Mrs. Booth before the 
Amuial Comiention but this 
was not possible. 
THE ANNUAL CONVENTION 
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work of God. We praise the 
Lord for the works of our 
Lord grow wonderful and 
more wonderful! It is as true 
as "Sweeter as the years go by.' 
Delegates present were from 
the following : American 
Board Mission, Dutch Refor- 
med, Anglican Methodist 
Synod, and Mushakata. 

Chief Mutambara came on 
Sunday, he would have come 
on Suturday but was preven- 
ted by a death in his family. 
He said in his speech, "We 
must be the branches of one 
vine; if the vine has many 
branches some might have 
sour fruits." This warned us 
of divisions. 

There were seven thousand 
in attendance at the Meeting 
and fifty people testified to 
being born again and manyof 
these were men. Many of us 
recieved new love and strength 
to do our Mester's work. 

We thank God for making 
it possible for the Missionaries 
who could come to be with 
us at the meeting, and for 
the dear Aunt L. Tubbs (as 
the Mutambara people call 
her ) for sitting up from 
the early hours in the morn- 
ing to the late hours of the 
evening so that we could 
have the loud speaker for 
the meetings. 

May the Lord teach us the 
freshness of a book; the depth 



of an ocean. To be as free 
as the winds and as faithful 
as seasons. 

NORTHERN SECTION R.R W 

REPORTS, 1955 

Mrewa Nyadiri - and Mtoko 

Districts 

"Serving Christs and others." 

In Acts 20 : 35 St. Paul said 

to his followers: " I have 

showed you all things, how 

that so labouring, ye ought 

to support the weak, and to 

remember the words of the 

Lord Jesus, how He said, "It 

is more blessed to give than 

to recieve." 

The Rukwadzano move- 
ment is still moving forward 
in the spirit of serving those 
who are weak in spiritual and 
physical life and supporting 
the Church of Christ. 

SALISBURY: This group has 
given £10. for the Church 
building fund and £3. 16. 6 
to help the sick and £4. 2. 6 
to help towards burial expen- 
ses for who died in the hos- 
pital. 

NYADIRI DISTRICT REPORT 

"We have about 325 Rukwa- 
dzano members in our Dis- 
trict. Local Church Activities: 
Some of the members are 
Class Leaders, Stewards, Lead- 
ers of the Rukwadzano and 
helpers in M. Y. F. meetings 
and various other activities 
of the Church. Many prayers 
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made to the sick, and to 
those who are weak in their 
spiritual and physical Hves. 

UZUMBA SOUTH CIRCUIT: 
The Rukwadzano is still mov- 
ing forwards in a good spirit 
of fulfilling their motto; "To 
serve Christ and others." 
Many revivals meeting were 
held througout the circuit 
and some weak stations were 
strengthened and are coming 
up better and many are being 
won for Christ. 
MARAMBa & PFUNGWE 
CIRCUIT: There are 29 Ru- 
kwadzano members. They are 
few in number but their work 
is a great blessing in the 
circuit in their leadership in 
Classmeetings, Rukwadzano, 
M. Y. F. and in other Church 
meetings including Easter and 
Camp Meetings. 
^YADIRI CIRCUIT: There 
are 96 members in circuit 
who feel, "It is more blessed 
to give and serve than to 
recieve and be served." Many 
gifts were given to the poor 
men and women who cannot 
help themselves. The women 
also made bricks for their 
Pastor's kitchen, 
NYADIRI EAST CIRCUIT: 
There are 56 members, many 
of whom are class leaders, 
Rukwadzano leaders and help- 
ers in the M. Y. F. as well 
as helping in Camp Meetings 
and Easter meetings. Many 
gifts and much time were 
given to help sick people in 



time of death and many efforts 
were made to bring people 
to know Jesus Christ as their 
Saviour. 

NYAUIRI CENTRE: We thank 
the Lord for giving us another 
year of service and that He 
blessed our efforts in His 
service. Many visits were 
made and many gifts were 
given to our sick people in 
hospital end in villages. 
NEW EVENTS £3. 13. 0. 
-vas given to help the sick 
at the hospital. Our women 
Missionaries gave some clothes 
to sell for the Nyadiri Church 
fund which now amounts to 
£11. 6. 0. Oh, we thank the 
Lord for giving us such a 
fine group of Missionaries, 
who have many good ideas to 
uplift African mother to a 
better standard of living and 
a higher spiritual plain of 
Christian endevour. We have 
helped to collect stones for a 
waiting mother's house at the 
hospital. 

MIOKO DISTRICT 

NYAMAZUWE EAST CIR- 
CUIT: The spirit of serving 
and worshipping is growing 
among our Rukwadzan women 
MTOKO CENTRE: "Serving 
Christ and others" we gave 4/ 
to a lame man at the leper 
camp; £9. 4. 3 for the school 
fees of a girl studying Std. 
VI at Nyadiri Mission. Many 
visits, prayers and gifts were 
offered for the hospital, leper 



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camp, and for the villages. 
MTOKO NORTH CIRCUIT; 
R. R. W. group is moving for- 
ward and wonderful blessings 
are coming upon the Church 
through this movement, help- 
ing with our hands, money 
and grain. £3. bought a 
lantern for the Church; 10/ 
was given to help a widow; 
£2. 10. was given for a 
Church door; 16/ for burial 
clothes; other gifts and help 
were given to the hospital and 
to the leper camp. 

NEW EVENTS: Many visits 
were made and gifts given to 
the poor and sick people at 
the clinic and at the hospital, 
and we are always giving 
help to families when death 
comes by giving them wood, 
ufu, clothes and cooking for 



them. We are always on hand 
to help in every way we 
can spiritually, physically, and 
in the building of Churches. 

i 

MREWA DISTRICT 
MREWA Vk EST CIRCUIT: 
Our R. R. W. is moving for 
ward in the spirit of our 
moto, '"To service Christ and 
others." We gave help to a 
bhnd man with 10/; a blan- 
kent and clothes were given 
to a poor woman; £4. was 
given to buy poles for the 
roof of a Church. 57 mem- 
bers are taking the Umbowo. 
At Zengenene the women 
bought a lantern for the 
Church. Many visits have 
been made and help given 
during revival meetings hel 
in the Circuit. 



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Nyadiri Circuit 

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Uzumba North 
Maramba & 
Pfungwe 
Nyadiri Centre 
Mrewa West 
Mrewa North 
Mrewa Centre 
Mtoko South 
Mtoko North 
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56 20 

52 12 



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39 10 

169 24 

131 21 

99 6 

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52 12 

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RUKWADZANO ANNUAL 
CO[\Fhkbl\CB HELD AT 
CHIQUDU HEADLANDS 
DISTRICT 
July 28 - 31, 1955 
The blessings of God were 
upon our meetings, and we 
thank Rev. Tubbs for her 
wonderful loud speaker which 
the Lord used so His Words 
could reach all the people 
in the meetings; for the people 
were too many to be reached 
with the voice of any preach- 
er. 3,033 people were present 
at the meeting on Sunday 
and 1,110 took the Lord's 
Supper. 102 people were 
converted, 

£13. 6. 1 were collected 
for the Salisbury Church 
and the Rukwadzano North 
gave £100. for the Salisbury 
Church. That is a wonderful 
spirit so we praise our Lord 
Jesus Christ for the gift of 
of the Holy Spirit He gave 
among our African women. 
We pray that such a spirit 
of serving may keep on grow- 
among our Africans. Amen. 
Mrs. J. Chitombo, Secretary. 

Report of the Methodist His = 
torical Society 
The work of the Methodist 
Historical Society of the Rho- 
desia Annual Conference has 
continued to be devoted to 
research and the collecting of 
both material and informat- 
ion relating to the history of 
the Missions and the develop- 
ment of the country along 



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with such missionary activities- 

The sources that have been 
used consist of talks with the 
older men and women who 
were living in those early 
days, (both African and Euro- 
pean) as well as continued 
research in the files of the 
Archives of Central Africa in 
Salisbury. There is slill a 
wealth of material with which 
we are not acquainted which 
must become a part of our 
archives and records. 

There is urgent need of 
starting research on the work 
of our Church in the Nyadiri, 
Mtoko and M'ewa districts. 
Much material is now availa- 
ble including letteas written 
by Dr. Gurney and others. 

There is also a great need 
to provide better equipment 
to care for the material al- 
readay on hand. Mr. Sells 
is hoping, while on furlough, 
to secure some equipment but 
something should be done at 
once. 

The Committee make the 
following requests to the Conf- 
erence: 

1. That the Conference 
ask for room somewhere in 
the new Theological Seminary 
Building for the housing of 
the material now on hand. 
2. That the Conference be 
requested to make available 
to the Historical Society for 
the purpose of providing cup- 
boards or other suitable eq- 
uipment for the the safe 



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storing of the historical mat- 
erial now on hand in the 
"Strong Room" fund of £18. 
which has been held hy the 
Conference Treasurer for 
many years. This fund was 
meant for the purpose of 
providing a save place for 
valuable records and docum- 
ents of the Conference. 
3. That the Officers and 
Committee of the Society be 
the same as last year with the 
addition of P. Massing to the 
committee. 

THE MHTHODIST COUNCll 
SOUTHEI^JN RHODESIA 
The eighth meeting of the 
Methodist Council was held 
in the Methodist Hall, Salis- 
bury, at 9 a. m. on Thursday 
April 21st 1955, with morning 
and afternoon sessions. 

Members Present 
Conference: Bishop Newell 
S. Booth (Chairman of the 
meeting ), the Revds. T. 
Roberts, S. Chieza, H. D. 
Griffin, Per Hasshig, M. E. 
Culver, H. F. Anfinsen, C. M. 
Miller, H.I. James, O.A. Stine, 
J. T. Chito Tibo, J. M. Chimba- 
dzwa, E. L. Sells, Miss Evelyn 
de Vries, (deputising for Miss 
M. Deyo.) 

Synod:- The Revds H. Jefse 
Lawrence, F. B. Rea, S. M. 
Ushewokunze, S. J. Chihola, 
A. W. Heath, Sister Gwen 
Marsh, Revd. W. A. Hoskins 
(Secretary) 



Apologies for absence were ;j 
recieved from Rev. A. Ndhlela ! 
and Miss M. Baker. 

The Council was welcomed 
to Salisbury by the Chairman 
of the Synod, the Rev. H. Jesse 
Lawrence, and devotions were 
conducted by Bishop Newell 
S. Booth. 

Theological Training- 

The Revd Jesse Lawrence 
reported on conversations 
which had taken place be- 
tween Bishop Raines and him- 
self during Bishop Raines' 
recent visit to Rhodesia, and 
this was followed by a long 
discussion during which the 
following points were made:- 

(a) The obvious advantage of 

co-operative training for 
for the most effective use 
of our recourses. 

(b) The necessity of preserv- 
ing the one Brotherhood 
of the Ministry. 

It was strongly felt that 
it would be most undsir- 
rable to make any divi- 
sion between candidates 
on academic grounds, but 
that whatsoever courses 
of study candidates might 
take they should live and 
work together to the 
greatest possible extent. 

(c) The proximity of Ep- 
worth to the University 
College. 

The nearess of the Theo- 
logical College at Epwor- 
th to the Uuiversity site 



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will enable resident stud- 
ents with the necessary 
qualifications and ability 
to study for a degree as 
part of their training for 
the Ministry. 
Although the Southern 
Rhodesia Christian Con- 
ference are pressing for 
the establishment of Fa- 
culty of Divinity, this 
will probably not be set 
up for some years chiefly 
for financial reasons. 
In the interim period 
the few suitable candida- 
tes who might become 
available would have 
to take a B. A. Degree 
selecting the most suit- 
able subjects. The long- 
standing relationship be- 
tween Handsworth Theo- 
logical College and Birm- 
ingham University in 
England was quoted as 
a parallel. 

If such a relationship 
were established the des- 
irability of having Tutors 
on the Staff of the Theo- 
logical College with quali- 
fications acceptable to 
London University was 
emphasised, and the Rev. 1. 
H.J. Lawrence stated that 
the Synod would shortly 
have such a man availa- 
ble on the District Staff, 
and at least one other 
would have to be found, 
(d) Necessity to establish 



closer contact between 
the Conference and the 
Synod. 

If joint Theolocal train- 
ing is to succeed it is 
vital that closer contacts 
be established not only 
between leaders but also 
between members in all 
branches of our Church. 
The following suggestions 
were made:- inter - Shool 
weekends between Old 
Umtali and Waddilove, 
the interchange of Pastors 
for short periods- a Synod 
Minister working with 
a Conference Minister in 
his own Circuit e. g. for 
a short period of special 
evangelistic work - an in- 
vitation was issued to 
Conference male mis- 
sionaries to attend a 
Synod Retreat at Bula- 
wayo from July 18th 
to 21st. and the possibity 
of co-operation during 
the coming visit to Rhod- 
esia of Dr. Harald de- 
Wolf. At the end of this 
discussion the following 
resolutions were passed 
unanimously:- 
This Council favours the 
proposal that Ministerial 
Candidates should be en- 
abled to take a B. A. de- 
gree. N. B. Revd H. J. 
Lawrence was requested 
take enquiries concerning 
probable University fees. 



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REPORTS 



2. This Council agrees to 
press that a Faculty of 
Divinity be estabHsheJ 
in the Univers ty as soon 
as possible. 

3. This Council is of the 
opinion that the training 
of candidates for the Min- 
inistry for both branches 
of the Methodist Church 
should be carried out 
jointly, and that Minis- 
terial training should be 
at Epworth and the train- 
ing of the evangelists at 
Old Umtali. 

4. This Council is of the opin- 

ion that such joint train- 
ing should be begun in 
January 1959. 

5,; ,. This Council agrees that 
a committee of 10-5 
from the Conference and 
5 from the Synod be ap- 
pointed to work out all 
necessary details includ- 
ing buildings, curriculum 
etc. The Revd. H. J. 
Lawrence shall in con- 
sultation wi:h Bishop 
Booth arrange the first 
meeting of the commit- 
tee at the end of Septem- 
ber or the beginning of 
October during the visit 
of the Field Secretaries 
from England and Ame- 
rica. Conference delega- 
tes suggested Epworth as 
the meeting place. 
Before rising for lunch 

Bishop Booth, on be half of 



the Conference delegates, ex- 
pressed their thanks to the 
Revd. H. J. Lawrence and the 
Synod Members for the arran- 
gements made and hospitality 
given for the present meeting 
of the Council. This wbs 
endorsed by the Revd. E. L. 
Sells and the Secretary was 
intsructed to write a letter 
of thanks to the Salisbury 
Women's Association for their 
help in hospitality arrange- 
ments. 

Joint Christian Centre in 
Salisbury 
During the discussion the 
following points concerning 
Methodist work in Harare 
were made:- 

(a) There are three Methodist 
sites in the Location. The 
Synod its large Church on 
one side of the Location and 
a site for a new Church 
which it is hoped to build 
in the near future on the 
opposite side of the Location. 
The Conference has a site in 
the centre. 

(b) In addition to the work 
among the Syiiod and tlie Con- 
ference congregations tliere is a 
great need for Christian wit- 
ness among the large number 
of Portuguese migrant labo- 
urers. The Evangelical Associa- 
tion of Portuguese East Africa 
has agreed to send an Evan- 
gelist to worJ: among these 
people in Salisbury. 

(c) The desirability of full- 



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blooded co-operative work not 
only in the use of the three 
present sites but also setting 
up a joint Christian centre. 
Each congregation should 
keep its own indentity, but 
the work should be brought 
together into one Circuit. 
Two further suggestions made 
were: 

(i) the possible use of the 
Synod Church by the Con- 
ference congregation, and (ii) 
the possible co-operation of 
the Conference with the Synod 
in the erection of the Church 
on the new site, 
(d) At present there is very 
little affinity between the 
Confreence and Synod cong- 
regations, and for such a 
scheme as outlined under (c) 
to stand any chance of sucess, 
ways must first be found of 
establishing much more frien- 
dly relations between the two 
congregations. The Council 
thought that the establish- 
ment of the proposed joint 
Christian Centre would be 
a big step in this direction. 
The following decisions were 
unanimously agreed upon:- 

1. We request the Conference 
and the Synod to move for- 
ward to the formation of a 
joint Christian Centre in Salis- 
bury to be under the super- 
vision of the Methodist Coun- 
cil. 

2. We appoint the following 



committee to consider details 
of site, building, staff, pro- 
gramme, etc., for the proposed 
centre: 

Conference representatives:- 
Bishop Newell S. Booth, Revs. 
S. Chieza, M. Murphree and 
Per Massing, and Miss Ball. 
Synod representatives: the 
Revd. H. Jesse Lawrence, F. 
B. Rea, E. Mapondera, and 
Mr. J. G. Capon. 
Convener:- Rvd. F. B. Rea. 

Higher Teacher Training and 
Secondary Education 

The Council agreed that 
in the immediete future High- 
er Teacher Training should 
be provided at Waddilove and 
Secondary Education at Old 
Umtali to serve both Synod 
and Conference students at 
this end of the country, with 
the possible provision of a 
British graduate for Secondary 
work at Old Umtali and an 
American for Higher Teacher 
Training at Waddilove. 

Possible relationship of St, 
Andrew's Church, Umtali to 
the Synod: It was reported 
that Bishop Raines, following 
his visit to Umtali, had asked 
the Rev. H. Jesse Lawrence if 
the Synodbe prepared to take 
over the English work in Uin- 
tali, and had been given an 
affirmative reply. Some of 
the Conference members pres- 
ent wished to keep the English 
work and no action was taken. 



392 



REPORTS 



Literature, the Press and 

Visual Hducation 

The following reports of 

work being done and plans 

for the future were received:- 

I Literature 

a. Co - ordination of liter- 
ature for Africa. 
The Revd. H.J. Lawrence 
reported that the Africa 
Committee of the British 
Missionary Society has 
appointed Mr. Banks to 
collect together present 
literature produced in all 
the African Districts and 
to make it available for 
all, as well as to produce 
new literature to meet 
African needs. 

(b) Training of Africans for 

Literary Work 
Bishop Booth stated that 
bursaries are available 
for such training from 
the American Methodist 
Board and the Literature 
and Literracy Committee 
of New York. He also 
reported that Dr. and 
Mrs. Shaklock, who are 
experienced in curricula 
in religious education 
might be visiting Africa 
and their help and guid- 
ance in this field would 
be most valuable. 

(c) Sunday School Lessons 
The British Youth De- 
partment Graded Lessons 
are being adopted to 
South African conditions 



and made available 
through the Methodist 
Conference in the Union 
of South Africa, 
(d) Pamphlets for Home and 
Family Week. 
These are available in 
English and Shona from 
the Methodist Bookroom, 
91 Moffat St., Salisbury. 

2. Visual Education 

(a) The Visual Aids Commit- 
tee of the Rhodesia Chris- 
tian Conference has col- 
lected together the nuc- 
leus of a film library 
consisting of over 100 
film strips and 16 mm 
films. Membership of the 
library is open to indivi- 
duals as well as schools 
etc., at a fee of two 
guineas per annum. The 
cost of transport both 
ways is the responsibility 
of the borrower. Films 
are confined to religious 
and missionary topics. 
Missions are being asked 
to make ex gratia con- 
tributions to help enlarge 
the library which has 
been built up with the 
aid of RAVEMCCO. 
Gifts of suitable films 
for which individuals 
may have no further use 
will be welcome. 

(b) A recent conference was 
held of representatives 
of all bodies exhibiting 
films for Africans, at 



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which a nicnioraiiduni 
was drawn up aimed at 
directing such entertain- 
ment into a more cultural 
channel. The possibility 
of putting the tlistrib- 
ution of films under a 
corporation was also dis- 
cused. 

(3) F-?adio. 

The Revd. F. B. Rea re- 
ported that broadcasts 
have been arranged for 
Home and Family Week; 
also that the possibility 
of seconding a Minister 
to work in this sphere 
under the Southern 
Rhodesia Christian Con- 
ference is under dis- 
cussion. 

4. Press 

The possibility of mod- 
erning the present press 



at Old Umtali was men- 
tioned. The Revd H. J. 
Lawrence intimated that 
Synod policy was to put 
out printing to whoever 
could do the work best 
either in Rhodesia or 
overseas. 

Languaffe School 

Bishop N. S. Booth said 
he was convinced that 
the Conference language 
school should continue 
and hoped that at some 
time in the future it 
might be possible to link 
it with the department 
of Bantu studies in the 
University. 

The meeting closed at 
5 p. m. when concluding 
devotions were led by 
the Revd. A. W. Heath. 



THE MEMORIALS TO GENERAL CONFERENCE 

L Dear Fathers and Brethren: We respectfully memorialize 
the General Conference of the Methodist Church, now in 
session, to authorize the division of the Elizabethville Area 
into two Episcopal Areas; one area to be comprised of the 
Central Congo, the Southern Congo, and the Rhodesia Con- 
ferences; the other area to be comprized of Angola and 
Portuguese East Africa Conferences. 

IL Dear Fathers and Brethren: We respectfully memorialize 
the General Conference of the Methodist Church, now in 
session, to pass an enabling act to give the Africa Central 
Conference the power to elect one Bishop. 
M. E. Culver, Sec. 



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MiSCELLANEOUg US 

Part IX 
MISCELLANEOUS 

Plan of Examinations 
i. MISSIONARIES AND EUROPEANS 
SEE 1953 DISCIPLINE, CHAPTER VI, 
PARAGRAPH 2041 - 2O55 

3. TRAVELLING MINISTRY-AFRICANS 

SEE CENTRAL CONFERENCE COURSE OF 
STUDY, AND COURSE AS OUTLINED BY 
THE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL JOURNAL 1948 
PAGE 49. 

3 Course Of Study For Accepted Supply Pastors 

First Year:- 

1. The Bodk of Genesis. 

2. The Life of Moses - Exodus. 

3. ThR Rules for A.frican Members of the Methodist Church 
in S. llhodesia. 

4. Memorize - Chitendo che Wapostori. 

Muiiamato wa Tenzi. 

Mbiri kuna Baba. 

Ruifudzo. 

Chikomborero che Wapostori. 



Second Year:- 



1. Nzira ye Jpswene. 

2. The Gospel of Matthew. 

3. The DisMpline: Articles of Religion. The General Rules 

4. Reeeive Instructions in: The conduct of 
A Church Service. 

The Reading of the Scriptures in Public. 



Third Year:- 



1. The Acts of the Apostles. 

2. The Discipline: The Aids to Devotion. 

3. Pilgrim's Progress. 



Fourth Year: 



1. The Gospel of John. 

2. The Epistle to the Galatians. 

3. The Epistle to the Ephfsians. 

4. The Ritual Service for the Burial of the Dead. 

5. A Lecture on the Life of Wesley. 

(b) Conference Rules of Order. 
None 



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HISTORICAL 



Part X 
HISTORiCAL. 

(a) Conference Sessions. 

EAST CENTRAL AFRICA MISSION CONFERENCE 



TIME 
1901, Nov. 

1903, Sept 
1905, May 
1907, Mar 
1907, Nov 

1909, July 

1910, Aug 

1911, June 

1912, Feb 

1913, Oct 



PLACE 

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Old Umtali 

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26 Umtali Hartzell 

13 Uratali Hartzell, Burt ... 

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10 Umtali Hartzell 

17 Umtali Hartzell 

7 Umtali Hartzell, Wilson. 

17 Old Umtali ... Rev. J. R. Gates 



BISHOP SECRETARY 

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Beetham 

Ferris 

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O'Farrell 



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1932, Sept 

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1935, July 

1936, Dec 

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1940, July 

1941, Sept 

1942, Sept 

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20 Old Umtali 

16 Old Umtali 

3 Old Umtali 

7 Old Umtali 

4 Umtali 

13 Old Umtali 

14 Old Umtali 

19 Old Umtali 

13 Old Umtali 

25 Old Umtali 

4 Nyadiri 

14 Old Umtali 

10 , Old Umtali 

3 Old Umtali 

9 Mutambara 



Hartzell 

(Rev. J.R. Gates) 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Shepard 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Johnson 

Johnson ... 

Johnson 



Greeley 
Greeley 
Greeley 
J. R. Gates 
Gurney 
James 
James 
James 
James 
James 
Wagner 
R. C. Giites 
Murphi ee 
Murphree 
Murphiee 



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3 Mrewa 

3 Old Umtali . 

4 Old Umtali . 

3 Old Uratali 

9 Old Umtali 

9 Old Umtali . 



Johnson Murphree 

Johnson Sells 

Johnson Sells 

Johnson Sells 

Johnson Sells 

Springer Adkins 

6 Nyadiri Springer Sells 

5 Old Umtali ... Springer Sells 

8 Old Umtali ... Springer Sells 

THE METHODIST CHURCH 

10 Old Umtali ... Springer Sells 

24 Mrewa Springer Sells 

2 Old Umtali ... Springer Sells 

1 Mutambara... Springer Sells 

31 Old Umtaii ... Springer Sells 

5 Old Umtali ... Springer SeUs 

21 Nyadiri Booth Sells 

22 Old Umtali ... Booth Sells 

25 Old Umtali ... Booth Sells 

23 Old Umtali ... Booth Fuller 



IIHODESIA ANNUAL CONFEREyfCE 397 

1949 Aug. 25 Old Umtali ... Booth Fuller 

1950, Aug. 23 Old Umtali ... Booth Sells 

1951, Aug. 19 Old Umtali ... Booth Sells 

1952, Aug. 19 Old Umtali ... Booth Sells 

i953, Aug. 16 Old Umtali ... Booth Sells 

1954, Aug. 15 Old Umtali ... Booth Sells 

1955, Aug. 14 Old Umtali ... Booth Hassing 

(b) 
DELEGATES TO THE QENEKAL CONFERENCE 
Methodist Episcopal Church 

1933 
Ministerial 

T. A. O'Farrell; Reserve — H. I. James 
Lay 

Miss Ruth Hanson; Reserve — Miss Oril Penney 
"936 
Ministerial 

H, I. James; Reserve — E. L. Sells 
Lay 

Miss Sarah N. King; Reserve — Mrs. H. I. James 

Ttie Mettiodist Church 

1940 
Ministerial 

T. A. O'Farrell; Reserve— H. E. Taylor 
Lay 
Mrs. T. A. O'Farrell; Reserve— Mrs. H. E. Taylor 

1944 
Ministerial 

M. J. Murphree; Reserve — E. L. Sells 
Lay 

Miss S. N. King; Reserve — Mrs. M. J. Murphree 
1948 
Ministerial 

Per Hassing; Reserve — R. 0. Gates and E. L. Sells 
Lay 

T. R. Roberts; Reserve— Miss L. Tubbs 
1952 
Ministerial 

M. J. Murphree; Reserve — H. I. James 
Lay 

Enoch Chieza; Reserve — Miss Lois Pfaff 
1956 
Ministerial 

Samuel Chieza, Reserve — J. Chitombo 
Lay 

Mrs. O. Stine; Reserve — Mrs. R. 0. Gates 

(c) 
Missionaries i898— 1955 

List of Missionaries sent to the Rhodesia Work by the Board of For- 
eign Missions and the W. F. M. S. and W. D. C. S. beginning with the 
opening of the work in 1898, with year of entering and leaving the work. 

Rev. M. W. Ehnes 1898-1901 Mr. G. M. Odium 1901-1902 

Mrs. M. W. Ehnes 1898-1901 Rev. R Wodehouse 1901-1910 

Rev. J. L. DeWitt 1899-1901 Mrs. R. Wodehouse 1901-1910 

Mrs. J. L. DeWitt 1899-1901 Rev. J. M. Springer 1901-1906 

Mrs. Anna Arndt 1899-1902 1921-1924 

Mr. Herman Heinkle 1899-1903 Mrs. H. Rasmussen 1901 

Dr. Hammett 1899-1899 Mrs. J. Springer 1905-1909 

Miss Culver 1899-1899 1921-1924 

Bev. E. H. Greeley 1890-1938 Miss E. H. Johnson 1901-1904 



m 



MlSCfiLLANEOUS 



Rev. R. E. Beetham 1901-1904 

Rev. Samuel Gurney 1902-1905 

1909-1920 

Mrs. S. Gurney 1902-1924 

Mr. D. Carson 1902-1903 

Mrs. D. Carson 1902-1903 

Rev. J.H.Dimmit 1903-1903 

Rev. G. A. Baldwin 1903-1904 

Rev. J. E. Ferris 1904-1909 

Mrs. J. E. Ferris 1904-1909 

Rev. S. D. Coffin 1905-1911 

Miss Swormstedt 1905 

Mrs.S. D. Coffin 1907-1911 

Mr. E. L. Sechrist 1906-1909 

Rev. J. R. Gates 1906-1919 

1916-1932 

Miss H. L. Lodge 1907 

Mrs. J. R. Gates 1908-1914 

1916-1932 

Miss E. M.Bell 1907-1911 

Miss S. Coffin 1907-1912 

Rev. G. A.. Roberts 1907-1950 

Rev. A, L, Buchwalter 1909-1915 

Mrs. A. L. Buchwalter 1909-1915 

Rev. H. N. Howard 1909-1920 

Mrs H. N. Howard 1909-1920 

Miss E. D. Nourse 1909-1921 

Miss P. Mullikin 1909-1939 

Rev. T. A. O'Farrell 1910-1951 

Mrs. T. A. O'Farrell 1910-1951 

Miss B. Fowles 1910 

Mrs. G. A. Roberts 1912-1950 

Miss R. N. Goddard 1912 

Mrs. J. Paisley 1915 1921 

Miss.G. Clark 1912-1947 

Rev. O. A. Kent 1912-1915 

Mrs.C. A. Kent 1912-1915 

Rev. H. I.James 1913-1952 

Mrs. H. I.James 1913-1952 

Miss E. E. Bjorklund 1915-1930 

Miss E. A. Hess 1915-1932 

Miss F. Quinton 1917-1940 

Miss S.Rexrode 1918 1921 

MissL. Tubbs .. 1918- 

Rev. H, E.Taylor •■ 1919-1947 

Mrs. H.E. Taylor 1919-1947 

Miss O. Parmenter 1920-1949 

Rev. M. J. Murphree..... 19'^0- 

Mrs. M. J. Murphree 1920- 

.,■ ^, IT n 1921-1931 

Miss M. Fuller 1938-I94O 

Rev. A. DeJacoby 1921-1921 

Mrs. A. DeJacoby 1921-1921 

Rev. W. Bourgaize... 1921- 

Rev. L. E. Tull . 1921-1921 

Mr- W. C. Gardner 1921-1925 

Mrs W. C. Gardner 1921-1924 

Mrs. G. Beven 1922-1927 

Mis. B. R.eitz 1922- 

Rev R. C Gates 1922- 



Mrs. R. C, Gates 1922- 

MissA. Moore 1922-1927 

Rev. J. G. Brass 1922-1923 

Mrs. J. G, Brass 1922-1923 

Rev. F. G. Mauger 1923-1930 

Mrs F. G. Manger 1923-1930 

Miss Ethel McMann 1923-1931 

Miss Sarah King 1923- 

Miss B Ramsey 1924-1937 

Rev. R. F. Wagner 1924-1927 

1929-1934 

Miss J. G. Woodruff 1925-1930 

Miss IlaScoviil 1925- 

Dr. S. R. P; Montgomery ...1925-1929 
Mrs. S. R. P. Montgomery 1925-1927 

Miss Oral Fenney 1926-1940 

Miss Ruth E. Hansson ... 1926- 
Miss Mildred O. Benson 1926-1937 

Rev. E. L. Sells 1929- 

Mrs. E. L. Sells 1929- 

Mrs. R. F. Wagner 1929-1934 

Miss Jassie Pfaff 1929- 

Miss Wilbelmina Shields 1930-1937 

Miss Alice Whitney 1931- 

Miss Irene Gugin 1931-1940 

Rev. L. E. Adkins 1933-1937 

Mrs. L. E. Adkins 1933-1937 

Miss Rosa Rydell 1933-1947 

Miss Edith Parks 1938- 

Miss Marguerite Deyo 1939- 

Mr. W. D. Hamrick 1939-1947 

Mrs. W. D. Hamrick 1939-1947 

Rev. Per Hassing 1940- 

Mrs. P. Hassing 1942- 

Dr. G. A. Anderson 1941-1947 

Mr. Tudor Roberts 1941- 

Miss M. Fuller 1938-1941 

Miss E. de Vrios 1944- 

Mrs. A. G. Anderson 1944-1947 

Miss H. Wildermuth 1944- 

Miss Mildred Taylor 19A7- 

Miss F. Hackler 1947- 

Rev. M. E. Culver 1944- 

Mrs. M E. Culver 1944- 

Miss E Ashby 1945- 

Mr. J. Thacker 1945-1948 

Mrs. J. Thacker 1945-1948 

Rev. Q. C. Roberts 1945-1949 

Mrs. Q. C. Roberts 1945-1949 

Rev. C. W. Huie 19^6-1950 

Mrs. C. W. Huie 1945-1951 

Mrs. T. R. Roberts 1946- 

Miss Lois Pfaff 1946- 

Rev. C.E. Fuller 1947-1952 

Mrs. C. E. Fuller 1947-1952 

Rev. L. G. Blomquist 1947- 

Mrs. L. G. Blomquist 1947- 

Miss Johansson 1947- 

Miss S. Hervold 1947- 

Rev. H. F. Rules 1948-1949 



RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 399 

Mrs. H. F. Buias 1948-1949 Mrs. H. Griffin 1951- 

Rev. F. Jackson 1949-1954 Rev. H. F. Anfinsen 1951- 

Mrs. F. Jackson 1949-1954 Mrs. H. F. Anfinsen 1951- 

Rev. Kara Eriksson 1949- Mrs. A. Lieknes 1951-1954 

Mrs. Kare Eriksson 1949-1954 Mr. Morgan Johnson 1951- 

Dr. John Sheldon 1949-1954 Miss Helen Emmert 1951- 

Mrs. John Sheldon 1949- Miss Esther Russell 1951- 

Mr. H. L. Christian 1949-1951 Miss Ellen Sweeny 1951- 

Mrs. H. L.Christian 1949-195] Miss M.M.Bali 1952- 

Rev. K. Harper 1949- Rev. E. J. Aeschliman 1952- 

Mrs. K. Harper 1949- Mrs. E. J. Aeschliman 1952- 

Mr. B. A. Higgs 1949- Mr. D. L. Sherertz 1952- 

Mrs. B. A. Higgs jr 1949- Mrs. D. L. Sherertz 1952- 

Mr. Wallace Kinyon 1950- Mr. G. M. Carr 1952- 

Mrs. W. Kinyon 1950- Mrs. G. M.Oarr 1952- 

Rev. A. L. Mansure 1950- Dr. Clara Nutting 1952- 

Mrs. A. L. Mansure 1950- Miss J. Titus 1953-1954 

Miss Grace Otto 1950- Dr. M. Piburn 1953- 

Miss Vivian Otto 1950- Mrs. M. Piburn 1953- 

Rev. O. A. Stine 1950- Rev. C. Miller 1953- 

Mrs. O. A. Stine 1950- Mrs. C. Miller 1953- 

Mrs. W.P.Jones 1950- Miss M. Sauyer 1954- 

Rev. A. Leiknes 1950-1954 Mr. Robert Harmon 1954-1955 

Mr. I. W. Jansen..... 1950- Miss Jenny Larsen 1954- 

Mrs. I. W. Jansen 1950- Miss Ruth Lind 1955- 

MissS. Aldrich 1950- Mr. Dean M. Manbeck 1955- 

MissV. Priest 1950-1953 Mr. M. W. Murphree 1955- 

Rev. A. R. Boucher 1951-1956 Mrs. M. W. Murphree 1955- 

Mrs. A. R. Boucher 1951-1856 Miss Dorothy Hickok 1956- 

Rev. H. Griffin 1951- 

The following workers were employed on the field. 
Rev. M.H. Reid, 1898; Mrs. R. St. Tulloch, 1902; Mr. M. B. Spears, 1905; 
Mrs. H. Brown, 1903; Miss M. Brown, 1903; Miss Cuff, 1903; Mrs. T. Straiten 
1905; Miss E. B.ennet, 1905; Rev. C. H. Beangley, 1906; Mr. W. H. Robson 
1906; Miss A. F.Gray; 1906; Rev. G. A. Stockdale, 1907; Mr. and Mrs. Garner 
1907; Miss Blezzard, 1907; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Till, 1910; Mrs. L. Carson, 1911 
Mr. R. Mackenzie, 1912; Rev. and Mrs. R.B. Wallace, 1913; Mr. J.G. Paisleyl 
1912; Rev. William Garner, 1912; Mr. and Mrs. William Hodgson, 1917; 
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Searle, 1918-1921; Mr. C. Till, 1920; B. J. E. Pretorius, 
1924; Mr. G. Pretorius, 1925-1930; Miss J. Mcmorran, 1928-1930; Mrs. Uys 
1930-1933; Miss Louse Forrest 1935-1936; Miss Jean Loze, 1936-1938; Miss 
Lois Pfaff, 1936-1941; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Huie, 1936-1940; Miss Lois Jessop 
1937-1940; Miss Fannie Ellener 1937-1940; Mrs. Irene Wratten 1938; Mr. 
and Mrs. P. F. De Brujin 1939-1940; Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Braithwaite 1939- 
1941; Miss Emily Loze 1940-1946. Miss Louise Forrest 1941-1955; Mrs. V. 
Sabistan 1947; Mrs. C. Bosweil 1946-1947; B. Howells 1946; Mr. & Mrs. 
A. M. Burns 1948; Miss F. Ellener 1947; B. Finlayson 1947; Miss Gericka 
1947; Rev. & Mrs. E. Dugmore 1953; Miss Amy Martin 1948, Mrs. W. Reich. 
1948-51; Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Boltman 1950-51; Mrs. W. Gazeley 1951-55; Mr. 
A. J. H. O'Hara 1949-50, 1953. Mrs. G. Mansure 1951-54. Mrs. Nuttal 1954. 
Mr. H. Ferreira 1955, Rev. F. T. Meacham 1955. 



Part XI 
PASTORAL RECORD 

This record includes only the appointments during membership in the 
Conferences, and not those as "supply." 

In the case of missionaries, appointments before Conference membership 
on the field are included. 

The figures are the years of service spent in the Ministry of the 

Methodist Episcopal Conference and The Methodist Conference. 

The addresses are given in the Conference Roll and Directory. 



400 PASTORAL HEOOItP _ 

1. FULL MEMBERS 
Aeschliman, Edward John :- On Trial Genesse Conference 1916; Ordained 

Deacon and Elder 1918: Transferred to North China Conference 1919; 
Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1952; 1954 Umtali, Miller Memorial and 
Social Centre, Theological School, Old Umtali. 

Adkins, Lilburn E: — On trial Minnesota Conference 1925. Deacon 
1925; Elder 1927; West Concord 1925-27; 1928-29 In School ; Transferred 
to Southeast Africa Mission Conference 1930; 1930-33 Kambini Central 
Training School; Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1933; 1933-36 Mara- 
nge, Odzi-Old Umtali and Mtasa Circuits. 1934-36 Gandanzara Circuit 

1937 On furlough; 1938-55 Missionary in East Africa. 

Aldrich, Sylvia:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, Ordained Deacon 1944; Elder 
946 by the Hinghway Conference. Appointed Missionary of the W. D. C. S. 
Rhodesia 1950-55 Old Umtali, Teacher Training Department. 

Anfinsen, Hans Faye: — On Trial Norway Conference, 1948, Deacon 1951, 

Elder 1952 (Missionary Rule); Sandnes 1948-49; 1950 In school; Transferred 
to Rhodesia Conference 1952; 1952, — 55 Marange-Chiduku. 

Ball, Marcia:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, Appointed Missionary of the W. 
D. C. S. in Rhodesia 1952, Umtali Christian Centre 1952 - 55 Ordained Deacon 
1955. 

Blomquist, Lennart:- On trial Swedish Conference 1940, Deacon 1942; Elder 
1944; Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1947; 1947-1949 Nyadiri District 
Missionary; Superintendent, Nyadiri District 1950-1951; 1952 (on furlough) 
1954. — 1955, Mutambara. 

Boucher, Arnold R.: — On trial Wisconsin Conference, 1939; Deacon 1941: 
Elder 1943, 1939 - Sept. 1941, Wesley Chapel, Pleasant Prairie Circuit, 
Sept. 1941, - May 1943, East Troy Circuit; May 1943, -April 1946, Chaplain 
in the United State Army; June 1946 - June 1950, Whitefish Bay: 
Transferred to Rhodesia Conference August 1951; 1952 — 55 Mrewa Mission. 
Bourgaize, Wilfred : — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1921 Deacon, 
and Elder ; 1921 Umtasa, Gandanzara and Headlands Circuits ; 1922-25. 
Mtoko and Uzimba Circuits, 1925-26 Mt .ko Circuit; 1927-28 Superintendent 
Mtoko District; 1929 On furlough; 1930-38 Superintendent, Mtoko District, 

1938 on furlough; 1939-1955 Superintendent, Mtoko District. 

Chidzikwe, Josiah: — On trial Rhodesia Confererence 1948, Ordained Deacon 
1950; 1949, Penhalonga; 1950 Asst. Religious Education; 1951. Maranke 
North Circuit; 1952—55 Mrewa. 

Chieza, Luke:— On trial Rhodesia Conference 1934; Deacon 1936; Elder 
1938:1936-41 Evangelist Mrewa District. 1942-1947 Mrewa. 1949-1951 
Nyakatsapa Circuit, 1954-1955 Assistant Superentendent, Mtasa Makoni Dis- 
trict. 

Chieza, Philip : — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1927; Deacon 
1932; Elder 1936; 1927-29 Muziti; 1930-31 Chiduku Circuit ; 1932 Odzi Circuit 
1933-35 Odzi Old Umtali Circuit, 1936-38 Odzi Circuit; 1939-48 Penhalonga. 
1949-1952—54 Chiduku South Circuit, 1955 Retired. 

Chieza, Samuel: — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1927; Deacon 1930, 
Elder 1933; 1927-31 Mrewa; 1931-48 Mtoko; 1949-1955 Salisbury 
Chigubu, Nason: — On trial in the Rhodesia Conference, 1942; Deacon 1944; 
Elder 1946 Chikuhwa and Uzuraba North Circuit, 1942-1955. 
Chimbadzwa, Josiah: — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1926 Deacon 
1929; Elder 1930; 1926 - 1930 Assistant, Theological School, Old Umtali; 
1931-33 Assistant Pastor, Old Umtali and teacher iu Hartzell Training 
School; 1934 - 35 Assistant Pastor, Old Umtali. 1936-40 Pastor Old Umtali; 
1941-46 Salisbury 1946-51 Old Umtali, 1952—55 Umtali 
Chimonyo Obadiah:— On trial Rhodesia Conference 1932; Deacon 1935; 
Elder 1936; 1932-34 in School; 1935-1938 Old Uratali Circuit; 1939-41 Chiduku 
South Circuit; 1942-50 Gandanzara Circuit; 1952 Headlands Circuit. 1954 
Mundenda Circuit 1955 Retired. 



RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 401 



Chitombo, Jonah.— On trial Rhodesia Conference 1933; Deacon 1935; 1933- 

1935 In School; 1935-47 Nyadiri Circuit. 1948-52 Nyadiri East Circuit, 1953- 
1955-Assi8tant Superintendent Nyadiri District. 

Choto, Kenneth: — On trial Rhodesia Conference 1948; Ordained Deacon 
1950: 1948-1952 Mrewa School Supervisor and Mrewa East, 1954-1955 As- 
sistant Superentendent, Mrewa District. 

Culver, Maurice E. :— On trial, Newark Conference 1942; Ordained Deacon 
and Elder 1944; Commercial Point Circuit, Ohio, 1941; Newark, 1942; 
Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1945; Maranke and Zimunya Circuits 
1945-46; Superintendent Maranke-Zinuinya District 1947-49; Superintendent 
Mtasa - Makoni Distiict 1947 - 48; Umtali District, 1948 - 49; On furiough 
1949 - 52; Secretary of Literature and Evangelism 1952 - 55; Principal 
Theological School 1954 - 1955. 

Chiza, Martin:- Rhodesia Conference 1952, Ordained Deacon 1954. 1952-55 
Ehnes Memorial Church Old Umtali. 

Eriksson, Kare E.IN.:— On trial Norway Conference, 1941; Ordained Deacon; 
1946; Elder 1947; 1941 1942 Mo in Rana; 1943 Sigerfjord; 1944, Bod: 1947- 
1948 in school; 1949; transferred to Rhodesia Conference; 1949 - 51 District 
Missionary Mutambara; 1952-53 Superintendent, Mutambara District; 1954 
On furlough. 1955 Superintendent Mutambara District, Principal Mutamba 
ra School. 

Fuller, Charles: — On trial Pennysvania Conference, 1930; Deacon 1933; 
Picture Rocks Circuit 1927-29; Half Moon 1929-1930; Riddlesburg 1930-31: 
Burnt Cabins 1931-1933; Cherry Tree 1933-1935; Shirland (Rocks River) 
1935-19 58; Appointed missionary 193 -^; tCambine 1939-1943; Eastern Transvaal 
District 1943-1946; Furlough 1946-1947; Transferred Rhodesia Conference 
1947; Superintendent Mrewa District 1947-50; 1951-55 On furlough. 
Gates, Robert C. — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1923; Deacoa 
1923; Elder 1927, 1923-1937; Literary and Normal Department, Hartzell 
Training School; 1923 Old Umtali Circuit, 1924; Old Umtali Church; 1925 
Old Umtali Umtali and Circuit; 1926 Mission Correspondent; 1927; Super- 
intendent, Old Umtali District; 1928 On furlough; 1929-1931 Superinten 
ndent Old Umtali District and Principal Hartzell Training School, 1932 
Superintendent, Nyadiri District 1933-35 Superintendent, Mrewa District 

1936 Superintendent, Umtali — Rusapi District St. Andrew's 1935-36 Mission 
Treasurer; 1937 On furlough; 1938-46 Hartzell Training School, Teacher 
Training Dept. 1939-46 Mission Treasurer and Correspondent; 1941-48 On 
furlough; 1949-54 Mission Treasurer 1955 an furlough 

Griffin, Hunter D.— On trial in the Kentucky Conference 1947; Ordained 
Deacon 1949, Elder 1950; Transferred Rhodesia Conference, 1951: Missionary 
Mtasa - Makoni 1951; 1952-55 Superintendent, Mtasa -Makoni District. 
Gurupira, Philemon:- Rhodesia Conference 1952, Ordained Deacon 1954, 
Mtoko - African Missionary Society 1952-55. 1955 Chiduku South Circuit. 
Harper, Kenneth:— On trial Calfornia - Nevada Conference 1948; Ordained, 
Deacon and Elder 1948; Tranferred to Rhodesia Conference 1951: 1951 
Suparintendent Mtasa Makoni District; 1952 — 54 Teacher Training Old 
Umtali; 1954-1955 On furlough. 

Hassing, Per:— On trial Norway Conference 1937, Deacon 1938; Elder 1939 
tranferred Rhodesia Conference 1940: Chiduku, Gandanzara, Mtasa and 
Old Umtali Circuits 1940-41; Superintendent, Mtasa Makoni District 1942-46 
1947 On furlough; Mtasa Makoni Dist. 1948-1950: 1949-1950; Superintendent 
Umtali District; 1951 Superintendent Maranke Ziraunya District; 1953 (On 
furlough); 1954-55 Field Treasurer and Correspondent. 

James, Henry 1. :— On trial West Wisconsin Conference 1907; Deacon 1910; 
Elder 1913; 1907, Birchwood; Transferred Wiscoi sin Conference 1908; 1908 - 09 
Algoma; 1910-12 Oconto; Transferred East Central Africa Mission Con- 
ference 1913; 1913;-14 St. Paul's Penhalonga; 1915 Pricipal Hartzell Training 
School 1916-1919 Mission Treasurer; 1916 Bible Department and Mission 
Press; 1917-1918 Principal Central Training School Old Umtali Circuit 1919 
On furlough 1920-22; Superintendent, Umtali District and St. Andrew's 



402 PASTORAL RECORD 

Church; 1920-24 Mission Treasurer and Correspondent; 1923-24 Superintendent 
Mrewa District 1925-26 On furlough; 1927-28 Superintendent, Mrewa District 
1929-31; Superintendent Umtali, District and St. Andrew's Church; 1932-34, 
Superintendent Umtali District; Principal Theological School, Pastor Old 
Umtali and Mission Press: 1930-34 Mission Treasurer aad Correspondent. 
1935 On furlough, 1936-47 Superintendent, Mrewa District 1948-1949 On 
furlough 1949-1951 Superintendent Mutambara; 1952 Retired. 
Jangano, Elia: — On trial Rhodesia Conference 1948; Ordained Deacon, 1950 
1948-49 Assistant in Religious Education; 1950-51 Mutambara; 1952 Muta- 
mbara Circuit, 1954-1955 Mutambara West Circuit. 

Jijita, John: — Rhodesia Conference 1953, 1953 - 1955 Maramba -Pfungwo 
Circuit Ordained Deacon 1955. 

Kajese, Amon:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference; 1942, Deacon 1944 
Chidakwa and the Maramba-Pfungwi-Darwin Circuit, 1942-1955. 
Kasambira Silas: — Qn. trial Rhodesia Conference 1932: Deacon 1934; Elder 
1936; 1932-33 In School; 1934 Penhalonga; 1935-40 Gandanzara Circuit 1941- 
1945 Mt. Makomwe; Nyanyadzi 1945-1952, 1954- 1955 Mutambara West. 
Katsidzira, Benjamin: — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1924 Deacon 
1926; Eller 1930; 1924-25 Nyamukwarara 1926 Gandanzara 1927-1931 
Gandanzara Circuit; 1932-34 Mtasa Circuit; 1935-38 Maranke Circuit 1939-48 
Zimunya Circuit; 1950 Ghiduku North Circuit; 1951, Retired 
Katsidzira, Hosea: — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1930; Deacon 
1932; Elder 1934; 1930-31 in school; 1932-35 Mangwendi Circuit; ]935-36 
and Headlands Circuit; 1937-1938 Headland Circuit; 1939-1955 Mrewa Circuit. 
Kawadza, Jonah:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, 1953- 1955 Mrewa East Circuit. 
Ordained Deacon 1955. 

Kowo, Simon:- Rhodesia Conference 1953. 1953 Mtoko East Circuit. Ordain- 
ed Deacon 1955 1955 Mtoko North Circuit, 

Leiknes, Asbjorn:— On trial Norway Conference 1948; Deacon 1949, Eider; 
1950; Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1950; 1950-51 District Missionary, 
Nyadiri; 1952—54 Superintendent, Nyadiri District. 1955, on furlough. 
Machiri, Jonah:— On trial Rhodesia Conference 1930; Deacon 1935; 1933-35 
In school; 1935-1937 Evangelist, Old Umtali District; 1938-1939 Mukaha-; 
nana Circuit; 1940-41 Teacher Hartzell Training School Old Umtali 1942-48 
Chiduku South Circuit; 1949-54 Maranke South Circuit, 1955 Penhalonga 
Mundenda Circuit. 

Machiri, Patrick:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1930; Deaconl932; 
Elder 1934 1930-31 in school; 1932-33 Chiduku Circuit; 1934 Maranke Circuit 
1935 - 53 Chiduku North Circuit, 1954-1955 Gandanzara Circuit. 
Madzinga, Nason:— Rlodesia Conference 1953, 1953 • 1955 Nyadiri East 
Circuit. Ordained Deacon 1955, 

Makuto, Daniel:— On trial Rhodesia Conference 1948: Ordained Deacon 
1950; 1949-1950 Chikwizo; 1951-55 Mtoko. 

Mandisodza, David:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1921; Deacon 
1921; Elder 1929; 1921 Salisbury; 1922-29 Headlands Circuit. 1930-33 Umtali 
1934 Leave of absence; 1935 Superinumerary; 1936 Located, 1937-43 
Mangwendi Circuit 1944-1950 Marange Circuit; 1951 Retired. 

Mandisodza, Wilson:— On trial in the Rhodesia Conference 1942; Deacon 
1944 Muziti, 1942-43; Nyakatsapa; 1945-46 Old Umtali Circuit 1947-1949; 
1950-51; Nyadiri Circuit; 1952-55 Nyamutumbu Circuit. 
Mansure, Arthur L:— Received on trial; Detroit Conference 1936 1936-1948, 
at school. Ordained deacon, 1938. 1938, South Tewksbury, Mass. 1939, Harper 
Avenue, Detroit. Ordained Elder and received in full. Detroit Conference, 
1940. 1940-43, St. James, Detroit. Transferred to New Hampshire Confer- 
ence, 1944. 1944-47, Peterborough and West Ridge, N, H. 1947-48, AUston. 
Boston. Transferred to N'ew England Conference, 1948. 1949, Missionary 
to Southern Rhodesia. Transferred to Rhodesia Conference, 1950. 1949-54 
Old Umtali Theological School, Old Umtali. 1955, on furlough. 



RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 403 

Maramba, Johnson:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1930 Deacon 
1932; Elder 193G; 1930 Assistant Hartzel Training School; 1931-33 Muka- 
hanana Circuit; 1934 In school; 1935-36 Penhalonga; 1936-38 Penhalonga 
Circuit, 1939-48 Chiduku North; 1949 -54 Penhalonga Circuit. 1955, Zimu- 
nya South Circuit. 

Marange, Thomas:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1923; Deacon 
1926; Elder 1928; 1923 Uintali; 1924-25 Mutambara Circuit; 926-38; Ziinunya 
Circuit 1939-46 Marange Circuit; 1947-48 Associate, Umtali; Retired 1948. 
Marange, Titus:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1924; Deacon 1926, 
Elder; 1930; 1924-28 Salisbury; 1929-31 in school 1932- 33 Gandanzara 
Circuit 1934-50 Umtali; 1952-55 Mutambara 

Miller, Charles M:- On trial Baltimore Conference 1950: Deacon 1950: Elder 
1952: 1950 - 1952 In School: Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1953: 
1953 - 54 Mutambara District Superintendent 1955 Superintendent Mrewa, 
District. 

Mparutsa, Moses:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1928 ; Deacon 1930; 
Elder 1933; 1928-29 Umtali; 1930-44 Nyadiri.; 1945 - 54 Zimunya South 
Circuit, 1955 assistant Superintendent Marange - Chiduku District. 
Mukomblwa, Zacharlah :— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1926 Deacon 
1929; Elder 1932; 1926 Assistant Agriculture Dept. Old Umtali 1927-28 
Penhalonga ; 1929-33 Headlands Circuit ; 1934 - 38 Chiduku Circuit 1939-46 
Old Umtali Circuit; 1948 Mrewa East Circuit; 1949 Retired 
Munjoma, Enoch :— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1930; Doacon 1932; 
Elder 1934 ; 1930-31 in school; 1932-53 Mtoko North Circuit, 1954 - 1955 Zimu- 
nya Circuit. 

Munjoma, Samuel: — On trial in the Rhodesia Conference, 1942; Deacon 
1944, Uzumba North Circuit 1942-48; 1949-52 Mundenda Circuit. 1953-1955 
Marange North Circuit. 

Murphree, Marshall J.: — On trial Nebraska Conference 1917 ; Deacon 
1919, Elder 1920; Transferred Rhodesia Mission Conference 1921; 1921-23 
Principal Hartzell Training School, Superintendent Old Umtali District; 
1924 Superintendent Mutambara District; 1925 on furlough; 
1926-31 Theological Department, Old Umtali ; 1926 Gandanzara Circuit; 
1927 Superintendent Rusapi District ; 1928 Superintendent Old Umtali; 
Rusapi Districts, Rhodesia Mission Press ; 1929 Rhodesia Mission Press- 
1930-31 Superintendent Rusapi District, Mission Press ; 1932 Superintendent 
Umtali-Rusapi District, St. Andrew's Church; 1933-34 On furlough; 1935-38; 
Superintendent, Old Umtali District. Principal Hartzell Training School, 
Mission Press: 1939-40 Superintendent, Old Umtali District and Mission 
1941-44— On furlough; 1945 Old Umtali. 1946-50 Superintendent Old Umtali 
District, Principal Hartzell Training School. 1951 On furlough; 1952-55 Con- 
ference Evangelist. 

Mushapaldze, Davison:- RhodesiaConference 1953, 1953 Chikore-Tanda circuit 
Ordained Deacon 1955. 

Muzorewa, Abel:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, 1953 Assistant, in Conference 
Evangelism. Ordained Deacon 1955. 

Muslngwinl, Obadlah :— On trial in the Rhodesia Conference, 1942; Deacon 
1944; Mrewa North Circuit, 1942-48; Nyadiri Circuit; 1949-1953 Zimunya 
North Circuit; 1954-1955 Chiduku North Circuit. 

Nemaungwe, John:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, 1955 Assistant, Miller 
Memorial Church, Umtali. Ordained Deacon 1955. 

Nduna, John : — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1928; Deacon 1930 
Elder 1932 ; Assistant, Hartzell Training School (Literary Department) Old 
Umtali Circuit 1928-31 ; 1932-38 Teacher in Hartzell Training School Old 
Umtali; 1939, Superintendent of Schools Old Umtali District: 1941 Leave 
of Absence; 1912-48 Assistant, Hartzell Training Schojl (Literary De- 
partment) 1942-55 Superintendent Honde District. 

Ngonyama, Reginald:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1925 
Deacon 1927, Elder 1929 ; 1925-26 Assistant. Mutambara Mission; 1927-28; 
Mutambara Circuit and Mutambara Mission 1929-33 Marange Circuit 1934-51 



404 PASTORAL RECORD 

Assistant, Hartzell Training School 1952 Retired. 

Nyamukapa, Patron: — On trial Rhodesia Conference 1948; Ordained Deacon 
1950; 1948 in school; 1950 Northeast Mtoko Circuit; 1951 Chikwizo, 1952-55 
Assistant for Literature Evangelism 

O'Farrell, Thomas A. :— On trial East Central Africa Mission Conference 
1910; Deacon and Elder 1910 ; 1910 to June. 1915 Mutambara Mission and 
Circuit; 1915-18 On furlough; Jan. to April, 1919 Principal Central Training 
School, Old Umtali ; 1919-20 Mrewa Mission and Circuit ; 1921-23 Superin- 
tendent, Mrewa District ; 1924 On fuxlough ; 1925-26 Superintendent, Mrewa 
District ; 1927-31 Superintendet, Nyadiri District ; 1932 On furlough; 1933-39 
Superintendent, Nyadiri District; 1940 On Furlough 1941-47 Superintendent, 
Nyadiri District 1948 Furlough 1949-1951 Umtali African work; 1951 - 52 on 
furlough, 1953 Retired. 

Roberts, George A. : — On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1921 ; Deacon and 
Elder 1921; 1907-1908 Old Umtali, Assistant Agriculture Department ; 1909-10 
Old Umtali Industries. 1911 Old Umtali Agriculture and Sunday School 
Missionary; 1912 -13 Old Umtali Agriculture Department 1914 On furlough; 
1915-18 Old Umtali Agriculture and Animal Husbandry ; 1919-20 Mutambara 
Circuit; 1921 On furlough ; 1922-23 Old Umtali Department of Agriculture 
and Gandanzara Circuit ; 1924 Principal Hartzell Training School and 
Gandanzara Circuit ; 1925-28 Principal Hartzell Training School and 
Department of Agriculture; 1929-30 On furlough; 1931-37 Superintendent, 
Mutambara District; 1938 On furlough 1939-45 Superintendent, Mutambara 
District; 1947, On furlough 1948, PrincipalNyadiri Mission. 1949-50; 1950Retired. 
Rugayo, Jackson:— On trial Rhodesia Mission Conference 1930; Deacon 
1932; Elder 1934; 1930-31 in school ; 1932-48 Mutambara Circuit. 1949-51 
Mrewa; 1952 Maranke North Circuit, 1953-1955 Nyanyadzi. 
Sells, Ernest L.: — On trial Kentucky Conference 1921; Deacon 1925 Elder 
1927; 1921-22 in school; Transferred to Kansas Conference 1923; 1923-24 
Winchester; 1925-27 in school; 1927-28 Elgin; Transferred to Rhodesia 
Mission Conference 1929; 1929-32 Superintendent, Mrewa District; 1933-35 
Superintendent, Umtali - Rusapi District, St. Andrew's Church; 1936 On 
urlough; 1937-1938 Superintendent, Umtali District St. Andrew's Church 
1938 Superintendent, Mutambara District 1939-47, Superintendent, Umtali 
District, On furlough 1948-49; 1949-54 Umtali, St. Andrews & Circuit, 1955 
Mrewa Mission Principal Mrewa School. 

Stine Ovid A: — On trial Southern Illinois Conference 1941; Ordained; Deacon 
1943; Elder 1945; 1941 Mt. Erie 1942; Elisabethtown; 1943, Harrisburg "Dorris 
Heights"; 1946 -49 in school; 1950 Transferred to Rhodesia Conference; 1950 
Missionary Mtoko; 1952-1954 Superintendent Mrewa District 1955 on furlough 

ON TRIAL 

Chikosi, Davison:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, Gandanzara Circuit 1953 
1954 1955 Supernumerary. 

Kuwana, Eiisha:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, 1954 Nyakatsapa Circuit. 
1954-1955. Mrewa West Circuit. 

Murphree Marshall W. Rhodesia Conference 1953,1955 District Evange- 
list Mtoko District 

Otto, Grace:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, Deacon 1948, Elder 1952, 
1954 Mutambara Girls School, 1955 on furlough. 
Otto, Vivian:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, Deacon 1948, Elder 1952, 
1954 Nyadiri Girls School, 1955 on furlough. 

ORDAINED LOCAL PREACHER 

Tubbs, Miss Lulu : — Ordained Deacon and Elder, Michigan Annual 
Conference I4th Sgpte nber, 1924, Appointed as a missoinary under 
the W. F. M. S. to Rhodesia in 1918, Mutambara and Mutambara 
Circuit 1918 - 1947 (except for times when on furlough). 1949-1955 
Rural Evangelism 



J 



INDEX 405 

Printed Page 

Appointments 319 

Boards Oommissions, Coraraitteffs, Officers 387 

Boards: (Reports) 

Conference Claimants 341 

Education 341 

Evangelism 351 

Lay Activities 353 

Ministerial Training and Qualifications 353 

Temperance 354 

Commission: (Reports) 

Worship and Music 355 

Finance 355 

Committees: 

Auditing . 359 

Medical Activities 358 

Interdenominational Relations 356 

Memoirs 361 

Resolutions 360 

Student Loans 360 

Urban Areas... 359 

Historical: 

Conference Sessions 396 

Officers 287 

Roll of the Dead 394 

Roll of Missionaries 397 

Pastoral Record 399 



Courses of Study 395 

Daily Proceedings 299 

Disciplinary Questions 316 

Editor of Journal 313 

Lay members of the Conference 298 

Memorials to General Conference 393 

Missionaries of the D. W. M. and W. D. C. S. See Roll 

Treasurer's Report 362 

Statistician's Report Following index 



406 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Societies: 

African Christian Convention 376 

Methodist Historical Society 387 

African Missionary Society 348 

Rukwadzano Rwe Wadzimai 381 

Wabvui 379 

Councils: 

Methodist 385 



Superintendents' Composite Reports of Districts. 363 

Literature Stewardship Secretary 373 

Lay Leader 374 



Per Massing Editor 



-1955- 



Printed by the Rhodesia Mission Press 
Old Umtali 

M. E. Culver Manager. 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
IIONDE DISTRICT 



HONDE DISTRICT 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS (*1) 

Members of Conference 

On Trinl 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary "Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 
T. Vokinteer Workers 
CHRIST] AN C( )M M U N ITY 
8. Baptized Ciiildren Under 12 

EnroHed Beginners 

Preparatt)ry Menil)ers 

Total on Probation (H, 9, lO) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Families 

Members of Men's Society 

Members of \A'onien s Society 
16. Membersin Methodist Youth Fellowsbi 
IT. Number of Preaching Places 
18. Sunday School (Number) 

Teachers and Officers in S. S- 
. Pui)il in S S. 
'■!■>■ Average Attcndence at S S 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year 
■2-2. Children Baptized 
■'•'. Adult Ba])tized 

Beginners Recieved 

Preparatory Members Received 

Full Members Received from Probation 

Full Members Received by Transfer- 
Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full .Arembers Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
..JJCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 
'i'. Teachers 
33. Student (As Below) 

A Male 

B Student 

C. Total Student 

Finanr-es Ednl (As Below) 

A. Lo< al Receipts for Teacher's Support 

B. Total Teachers' Support 

C. Lor-al Receipts for Other Purposes 

D. Subsidies 



Mupa- Mande- 
Honde Gatsi rut«a ya 



Zindi Total 



(5) 



34 



1 










1 


1 


1 








2 


2 




1 


1 




4 


1") 


5 


2 


1 


1 


15 


1i) 


31 


6 




4 


111 


20 


40 


19 


12 


10 


101 


12 


20 


18 


6 


3 


59 


1()2 


9L 


43 


18 


17 


271 


201 


47 


■6 


9 


8 


291 


4.') 


18 


21 


5 


4 


93 


6 


11 


8 


2 


1 


23 


84 


18 


\2 


5 


4 


73 


41 










41 


5 


1 


2 


2 


2 


12 


3 


2 


2 


1 


1 


9 


(■) 


5 


1 


1 


1 


14 


40(1 


86 


30 


40 


30 


586 


8 


"i 








15 


•) 


4 


10 






u; 


8 


4 


4 


1 




17 


i 


4 


10 






16 


40 




4 






44 


») 










2 


1 










1 


2 
1 


1 
1 








3 

2 


6 


4 








10 


in 


73 








190 


92 


71 








163 


209 


144 








353 


411 


377 








788 


411 


377 








788 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Mupa- Mande- 
Honde Gatsi rutsa ya Zindi Total 



E. Total Expenditure— Ednl, Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 
36 Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

1). Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A. Hospitalised 

B Clinic Patients 
C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A, Recei])ts from Fees and Local Gifts 
B Subsidies 

C Total Expenditures— Medical Dept 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministerial Support 
A Pastors 

B. District Superintendent 
C Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43 General Conference Administration 
44. Interdenominational Co operation Fund- 
45 Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 

C. Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont. of the Local Churhes (39-47) 
49 Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Pemanent 

B. Semi- permanent 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



411 
150 



26 



377 

150 



24 



788 

300 



37 



24 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
MARANGK-CHIDUKU DISTRICT 



marange-chiduku 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL C0NFI:RENCE 
WORKERS (*1) 

1. Members of Conference 

L'. On Trial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Otiier Missionary Workers 

5. Approved Supply Pastors 
D. Other Christian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer \\'orkers 
CHRISTIAN COviMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children under 12 

9. Enrolled Beginners 

10. Preijaratory Members 

11. Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

12. Full Members Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

14. Members of Men's Society 

15. Members of Women's Society 
1('>. Members in Methotlist Youth Fellowship 
n. Number of Preaching Places 

IS. Sunday Schools (Number) 

19. Teachers and Officers in S. S, 

?0. Pupils in S. S. 

"21. Averatro Attendance at S. S. 

PaSTOKAL A(/riVrnH:S this year (5) 

22. Children Baptized 

23. Adult Baptized 

24. Beginners Received 

25. Pre))arat()ry Members Received 

26. Full Meml)ers Received from Probation- 
17 Full Members Received by Transfer - 

18. Full Members Removed by Transfer - 

19. Full Members Died 

30. Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 

31. Number of Schools 
31. Teachers 

33. Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

O. Total Students 

34. Finances Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Local Receipt for Teachers Support- 

B. Tot il Teachers' Support 

C. Local Receipt for Other Purposes • 

D. Subsidies 



Chiduku 


Chiduku 


Ma rake 


Ma range 




North 


South 


North 


South 


Total 


2 


I 


1 


2 


6 
2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


4 


75 


20 


120 


96 


311 


297 


125 


439 


88 


949 


2o7 


200 


391 


290 


1090 


291 


85 


228 


108 


712 


797 


410 


1050 


486 


2751 


832 


432 


631 


547 


24i2 


160 


105 


147 


127 


539 


22 


23 


26 


33 


104 


275 


127 


23S 


2:0 


S60 


12 


74 


90 


404 


580 


2 


3 


5 


2 


12 


8 


6 


It 


18 


46 


53 


20 


60 


54 


187 


780 


445 


9.^9 


919 


3083 


660 


350 


812 


643 


2165 


71 


46 


120 


46 


283 


Kio 


51 


30 


32 


273 


79 


28 


156 


177 


440 


79 


9S 


87 


i6 


310 


i(;o 


20 


49 


35 


2o4 


37 




17 


20 


74 


9 




21 


4 


34 


2 


1 


3 




6 


20 


9 


16 


14 


59 


5 


4 


12 


10 


31 


24 


19 


54 


44 


141 


365 


343 


9.>3 


797 


2428 


403 


310 


869 


650 


2232 


768 


653 


1792 


1447 


4660 


1853 


1250 


2830 


2950 


9883 


40 


75 


220 ' 


175 


510 



Chiduku 
North 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Chiduku Marange Marange 
South North South Total 



E. Totol Expenditures-Ednl, Dept. • 

F. Received for Buildings 
MEDIC^AL 

35. Number of Units (As Helow) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatments Centres 
C Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 
A Doctors 

B Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D Others . - 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A Hospitalized 

B. Clinic Patients 

C Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A Receipts from Fees and Local Gif ts- 
B Subsidies 

C. Total Expenditures- Medical Dept - 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministers Support 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration • 
42- Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration • 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Bilow) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 
C Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 
46. Other Purposes 

48. Total (^ont of the Local Churches (34-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi parmenet 

C. Temporar.y 

51. Number of Pastors' Resident 



1893 

200 



151 

2 

20 
1 
4 
1 



270 

422 

416 



1325 
100 



100 

2 
13 
1 
2 
1 



325 

444 

444 



4050 
215 



125 

2 
17 
1 
3 
1 



600 

750 
750 



3125 

500 



115 

2 

16 
1 
3 
1 



100 

237 
237 



10393 
1015 



491 



{J6 
4 

12 
4 



1295 

1853 
1847 



12 

13 

4 

4 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
MREWA DISTRICT 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS ( 1) 

1. Members of Conference 

'2. On Trial 
Missionaries 

Other M issionary Workers 
Approved Supply Pastors 
Other Christian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer "Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 



3. 
4. 
5. 

0. 



8. 

9. 

lu. 

n. 
u. 

13. 
14. 
K"). 
1.'. 
IT. 
18. 
19. 
?0. 
■21. 



12 



H)) 



Baptized Children und(^r 
Enrolled Beginners 
Preparatory Members 
Total on Probation (8, 9 
Full Members Enrolled 
Christian Families 
Members of Men's Society 
Members of AVomen's Society 
Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 
Number of Preaching Places 
Sunday Schools (Numljer) 
Teachers and ()fficers in S. S 
Pui)ils in S. S. 
Average Attendance at S. S. 



22. 
23. 
24. 
2.O. 

n. 

18. 
19. 
3(1. 



PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 

Children Baptized 

Adult Bai)ti/.cd 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory ^Members Received 
Full Members Received from Probation 

Full ^Jembers Received by Transfer ■ 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Meml)er9 Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 
o'. Teaohers 

.'Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B- P>male 

('. Total Students 

Finances Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Local Receipt for Teachers Support 

B. Total Teachers' Supi)ort 

C. Local Receipt for Other Purposes • 

D. Subsidies 



;i. 



Center 
3 



19 

lOu 

128 

169 

392 

365 

35 

8 

92 

2.^0 

3 

2 

19 

4(')0 

415 

17 
23 

27 
28 
21 
16 
12 



2 
23 



North 
2 



44 

143 

333 
187 
663 
416 

60 

25 
127 

48 
8 
8 

41 
740 
500 

15 

13 

149 

26 

18 
5 

9 

3 
4 

7 
32 



375 


562 


225 


499 


600 


1U61 


5859 


2575 


;'015 


1^8 


5859 


2575 



South East 

I 
1 1 



188 

183 

138 

100 

298 

48 

43 

119 

63 

9 

14 

54 

145 

250 

21 
34 
39 
24 
41 
1 
4 



5 

24 

459 
423 

882 



1852 

154 

1852 



68 

398 

267 

194 

859 

1059 

89 

41 

231 

184 

14 

20 

47 

1189 

1106 

54 

67 

113 

50 

66 

27 
6 
6 

13 

10 
35 

620 

525 

1145 



2627 
203 

2627 



West 



24 

35 

2L1 

172 

362 

337 

67 

36 

167 

37 

U 

9 



41 

44 



56 

48 

12 

1 





3b 

653 

460 

1013 



2490 

182 

2490 



Head- 
lands 



2 

57 

121 

313 

135 

569 

502 

153 

27 

159 

319 

11 

iO 

37 

967 

600 

52 
54 

13 
55 
10 
12 
3 
10 

6 
15 

282 
211 
493 



895 
79 

895 



Chikore 
Tanda Total 

6 
4 
6 



48 

46 

74 

69 

189 

196 

42 

25 

50 

224 

3 

4 

21 

282 

273 

10 
28 
4S 
22 
17 
4 
2 



2 

9 

206 
132 

338 



260 

1031 

1509 

1064 

3604 

3163 

484 

204 

945 

1126 

59 

67 

219 

3783 

3174 

210 
263 
376 
163 

274 

113 

60 

13 

42 

40 
174 

3057 
2475 
5532 



690 16988 

56 3877 

690 Ii6'j88 



MREWA DISTRICT 



E. Totol Expenditures-Ednl. Dept. - 

F. Received for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 
A. Hosi)ita]s 

B Dispensaries or Treatments Centres 
C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 
A. Doctors 

B- Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalized 

B. Clinic Patients 

C Daily Treatments 

38. Finances— Medical 

A Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

C. Total Expenditures- Medical Dept 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministers Support 
A. Pa.stors 

B- District Superintendents 
C. Ei)iscopal Fund 

40. Conference C'laimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration - 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration - 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Bilow) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 
C Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs? 
46- Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont of the Local Churches (34-47){ 

49. Total ('hurch Expenditures i 
PROPERTIES I 
60. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 
B Semi parmenet 
C Temporary 
51. Number of Pastors" Resident 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Center North South East West 



8874 



1080 



83 



132 
2 
2 
5 
1 
2 

1 



250 

5 

401 

401 



2763 
590 



155 
2 

2 
6 

1 
1 



10 



100 

1 

279 

279 



2006 
265 



130 
2 

6 

2 
1 



550 

3 

700 

700 



2830 
209 



167 
6 
2 
6 
1 
4 
1 



58 

464 

8 

730 

730 



2672 
775 



Head- 
lands 

974 

100 



158 
2 
2 
7 
1 





4 
190 
190 



92 
3 
3 



Cikore 
Tanda 

746 
140 



45 
2 
1 
5 



Total 





64 


1428 


5 


3 


29 


118 


124 


254:* 


liS 


124 


2542 


6 




17 




1 


18 




1 


^ 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
T\^ORKERS (*l) 

1. Members of Conference 

2. On Trinl 

3. Missionaries 

4. Otiier Missionary Workers 

5. Approved Supply' Pastors 

6. Other Cliristian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children Under 12 
it. Enrolled Beginners 

lU. Preparatory Members 

11. Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

12. Full Members Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

14. Members of Men's Society 

15. Members of Women s Societ.v 

16. Membersin Methodist Youth Fellowship 
IT. Number of Preaching Places 
18. Sunilay School (Number) 
]y. Teachers and Officers in S. S- 

20. Pupil in S S 

21. Average Attendence at S S 
PASTOK.AL ACTIVITIKS this year (5) 
2i. Ciiildren Baptized 
'^3. Adult Baptized 

24. Beginners Recieved 

25. Preparatory Members Received 

26. Full VI embers Received from Probation- 

27. Full Members Received by Transf er- 

28. Full Members Removed by Tranafer- 

29. Full Members Died 

30. Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 

3 1 . Number of Schools 
3?. Teachers 
33 Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Student 

C. Total Student 
34. Finances Ednl (As Below) 

A Local Receipts for Teacher's Support 

B. Total Teachers' Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 

D. Subsidies 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
MTASA-MAKONI DISTRICT 



Nyaka- Penha- 
tsapa long a 



MiT de- 



Canda- 
iizara 



Old 
Uii.tali Total 



2 


1 


1 


1 


9 
1 


14 

1 


2 








26 
3 


28 
3 


3 


1 


1 


1 


4 


10 


80 


57 


17 


81 


55 


296 


890 


157 


121 


167 


10 


13 5 


."i66 


105 




103 


39 


813 


7:7 


122 


53 


110 


40 


1 052 


2183 


384 


174 


380 


89 


3210 


1 405 


.304 


410 


7.^1 


69 


2939 


43H 


72 


125 


128 


58 


816 


42 


34 


38 


34 


25 


173 


446 


110 


166 


298 


60 


1080 


339 


19 


317 


116 


555 


1346 


3 


8 


5 


13 


17 


46 


12 


8 


5 


10 


4 


39 


(•.3 


25 


15 


32 


96 


231 


138; 


493 


597 


539 


2-^4 


4-i37 


1148 


3S9 


4 


344 


1190 


3491 


79 


13 


.34 


20 


4 


150 


114 


15 


20 


9 


74 


222 


2?8 


60 


32 


31 


31 


3S2 


137 


HI 




3 




17. 


no 


n 


33 


25 


82 


253 


19 


6 


2 


5 


(13 


95 


16 


13 


4 


40 


39 


112 


2 


1 


7 


2 




12 


46 


6 


11 


18 


4 


85 


11 


4 


3 


8 


.') 


31 


42 


12 


13 


32 


37 


136 


671 


238 


215 


563 


449 


2136 


605 


189 


207 


522 


301 


1824 


1276 


427 


4i2 


1085 


750 


3960 


108 


42 








150 


:5508 


822 


1134 


2877 


9160 


17501 


59.^ 








1 997 


2592 


:uOs 


822 


1134 


2877 


10205 J 


19016 



MTASA-MAKONI DISTRICT 



Dept. 



STATISTICAL RETORT 



Nyaka- Penha- Munde- Ganda- Old 
tsapa loiiga nda nzara Umtali 



Total 



E Total Expenditure — Ednl 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 
35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment C'entres 
C Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36 Medical Staff 
A. Doctors 
B N u rses 

C. Nurses in Training 
I). Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 
38 Finances— Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts- 
B Subsidies 
C. Total Ex})enditures— Medical Dept.- 

CHURCH FINANCES 
39. Ministerial Support 
A Pastors 

B. District Superintendent 
C Episcopal Fund 

40 Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 
43 General Conference Administration 
44. Interdenominational Co operation Fund- 
45 Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 

C. Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont. of the Local Churhes (39-47) 
49 Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Remanent 

B. Semi- permanent 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



190 
10 
3 
5 
16 
7 
2 



234 

2 

8 

2 



104 
2 
1 
6 
4 
1 
1 



104 
2 
1 
5 
3 
1 
1 



119 117 



142 
5 
1 
5 
10 
4 
1 



1 

595 
764 



12560 


12560 


1 

1 


1 

1 


3 


3 


10 


10 


729 
1851 


729 
1851 


300 

565 

2052 


300 

565 

2052 " 


180 
2 
2 
5 
24 
1 
1 


720 
21 

8 
26 
57 
14 

6 


25 
10 
10 

54 
314 


27 
10 
10 
595 
54 
1548 


3 

1 
1 
7 


11 

18 

7 

12 



STITISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

AWUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS ( 1) 

1. Members of Conference 

2. On Trial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Other Missionary Workers 
6. Approved Supply Pastors 
6. Other Christian Life Workers 
7- Volunteer Workers 

CHRI STI AN CO VI M UN ITY 

8. Baptized Children under 12 

9. Enrolled Beginners 

10. Preparatory Members 

11. Total on Probation (8, 9, lu) 
]*2. Full Members Enrolled 

13. ( hristian Families 

14. Members of Mens Society 

15. Meml)ers of Women's Society 
lo. Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 
17. Number of Preachiny Places 
IS. Sunday Schools (Number) 

19. Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

20. Pupils in S. S. 

21. Ayeraye Attendance at S. S. 
Pastoral activities this year (5) 
t2. Children Baptized 
23. Adult Ba])tized 
J4. Beginners Received 
■-.J. Preparatory Members Received 
26. Full Members Received from Probation 

17. Full Members Received by Transfer 

18. Full Members Removed by Transfer 

19. Full Members Died 
• ". Christian Marriages Performed 
KUUCATIONaL 
■'A. Number of Schools 
31. Teachers 
■Vi- Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
34. Finances Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Local Receipt for Teachers Support 

B. Total Teachers' Sujjport 

C. Lor-al Receipt for Other Purposes 

D. Subsidies 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
MTOKO DISTRICT 



South 


North 


East Chikv?izo 


Total 


2 






1 


3 




1 


1 




*7 


1 








1 


1 








1 


1 








1 


1 






1 


1 
1 


23 


281 


55 


21 


127 


1001 


465 


766 


84 


2316 


206 


119 


186 


55 


566 


12o0 


612 


1007 


160 


3009 


165 


176 


224 


18 


5fc3 


29 


31 


73 


4 


137 


IG 


52 


40 




108 


103 


152 


207 


19 


481 


919 


28 


762 


80 


1789 


9 


8 


12 1 


5 


34 


6 


8 


11 


1 


26 


52 


48 


9S 


10 


20S 


1515 


1133 


1497 


160 


4305 


1280 


898 


895 1 


130 


3:J03 


H) 


12 


32 1 


4 


58 


15 


13 


52 


7 


87 ' 


334 


21 


718 1 


36 


1109 


7'.» 


32 


84 1 


10 


205 


25 


16 


21 ! 


7 


o9 


9 


4 




1 


14 


14 


7 






21 


2 








2 


13 


4 


9 




26 


6 


8 


9 


1 


24 


35 


22 


30 


3 


90 


774 


577 


816 


89 


2256 '• 


5"0 


394 


497 


M\ 


1447 ! 


1291 


971 


1313 


125 


3701 




45 


58 




103 


3151 


1199 


1637 


210 


6200 


614 


125 


64 


18 


821 


3404 


1215 


1 1719 


228 


6566 



MTOKO DISTRICT 



E. Totol Expenditures-Ednl. Dept • 

F. Received for Buildings 
MEPICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 
A. Hospitals 

B Dispensaries or Treatments Centres 
C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 
B Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 
D Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A Hos])itali/ed 

B. Clinic Patients 

C Daily Treatments 
38 Finances — Medical 

A Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

C. Total Expenditures- Medical Dept - 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministers Support 

A. Piistors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 

40. C'Onference C'laimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration • 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration • 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Bilow) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 
C Other Benevolences 

46. Buildinn and Repairui 
46. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont of the Local Churches (34-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi parmenet 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Resident -i 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



South North East Cikvvizo Total 



4019 
200 



231 



238 



1463 
420 



156 



IGO 



189G 


246 


7624 
620 


96 


24 


507 


1 




1 
3 
1 


4 


1 


11 




1 


2 


102 


25 


525 


9 


1 


1 
22 


] 


1 


7 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS (*1) 

1. Members of Conference 

2. On Trinl 

3. Missionaries 

4. Other Missionary "Workers 

5. Approved Supply Pastors 

6. Other Christian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children Under 12 
i'. Enrolled Beginners 

10. Preparatory Members 

11. Total on Probation (H, 9, 10) 

12. Full Members Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

14. Members of Men's Society 

15. Members of Women's Society 

16. Meaibersin Methodist Youth Fellowshif 

17. Number of Preachinjf Places 

18. Sunday School (Number) 

19. Teachers and Officers in S. S- 

20. Pupil in S. S. 

21. Averajje Attendence at S- S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 

22. Children Bai)tized 
^3. Adult Bai)tize(l 
~4. Bejjinners Recieved 

25. Preparatory Members Received 

26. Full M rmbers Received from Probation 

27. Full Members Received by Transfer 

28. Full Members Removed by Transfer- 

29. Fidl .Members Died 

30. Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
3i. Number of Schools 
3i\ Teachers 

33. StudoTit (As Below) 

A. Male 
15. >tudent 

C. Total Student 

34. Finances Ednl (As Below) 
A Lo(al Receipts for Teacher's Support 

B. Total Teachers' Sui)port 
C Lof'al Receipts for Other Purposes 

D. Subsidies 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
MUTAMBARA DISTRICT 



Muta- Miita- Muta- 

cabara mbara Zimunya Zimunya Nya- mbara 
East West North South nyadzi Center 



Total 



1 


1 


1 


1 


1 
26 


4 
6 


9 
6 

26 


98 


146 


508 


217 


60 


246 


1275 


610 


666 


95 


1119 


379 


197 


3066 


4^9 


305 


208 


266 


144 


122 


1474 


1137 


1117 


811 


I (■)02 


583 


565 


5815 


:^37 


205 


630 


476 


125 


463 


2236 


34 


90 


4 


93 


30 


70 


321 


13 


10 


6 


22 


10 


15 


76 


99 


69 


250 


128 


52 


71 


669 




42 


4 




30 


210 


316 


7 


11 


{\ 


3 


6 


3 


36 


u 


14 


11 


19 


2 


2 


62 


21 


37 


13 


55 


22 


24 


17 e 


.')(;o 


1179 


244 


886 


546 


4.-0 


38(-5 


428 


815 


189 


5i;8 


390 


430 


2850 


2 


15 


55 


5 


19 


23 


119 


16 


9 


•J2 


21 


16 


30 


134 


26 


203 




19 


39 


50 


337 


13 


47 


54 


22 


87 


69 


282 


It; 


9 


13 


22 


35 


36 


13L 


3 


8 




7 


9 


9 


36 


3 


1 


45 


2 

4 


4 


20 


75 

4 


3 


5 


21 


18 


2 


a 


54 


7 


6 


6 


9 


4 


1 


33 


23 


21 


2'.) 


38 


16 


12 


139 


390 


345 


525 


5*14 


465 


153 


244-^ 


SCO 


3:36 


479 


512 


•>65 


110 


2062 


750 


681 


1004 


1076 


730 


263 

7 


45U4 

7 


1633 


1524 


2564 


2379 


1545 


1104 


11349 



MUTAMBARA DISTRICT 



E Total Exijenditure— Ednl. Dept. 

F Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 
35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres • 
C Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36 Medical Staff 
A. Doctors 
B Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A. Hospitalised 

B Clinic Patients 
C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances— Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 
B Subsidies 

C- Total Expenditures— Medical Dept 
CHURCH FINANuES 

39. ^l inisterial Snjiport 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendent 
C Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co operation Fund 
45 Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Ec^ucational Loan Fund 

C. Other Benevolences 

46. B>,ilding and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont. of the Local Churhes (39-47) 
49 Total Churcli Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Remanent 

B. Semi-permanent 
0. Temporary 

51. Number of I'astors' Residences 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Zimunya Zimunya Nyanya- Mutamba- Total 
East West North South dzi ra Center 



134 



104 



104 



104 



90 



12 

1241 

4402 

47732 

621 
1000 
2241 



142 



12 

1241 

4402 
47732 

621 
1000 
2241 



678 



11 
9 
2 
6 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
NYADIRI DISTRICT 



NYADIRI DISTRICT 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS (*1) 

1. Members of Conference 

2. On Trial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Other Missionary Workers 

5. Approved Supply Pastors 

6. Other Christian Life Workers 
T. Volunteer Workers 

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children under 12 

9. Enrolled Beginners 
lU. Preparatory Members 

11. Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

12. Full Members Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

14. Members of Men's Society 

15. Members of AV'onien's Society 
lo. Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 
IT. Number of Preaching Places 
IS. Sunday Schools (Number) 

19. Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

20. Pupils in S. S. 

21. Average Attendance at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year 

22. Children Baptized 

23. Adult Baptized 

24. Beginners Received 

25. Preparatory Members Received 

•26. Full Members Received from Probation 
IT. Full Members Received i)y Transfer 

18. Full Members Removed by Transfer 

19. Full Members Died 

.'jO. Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 



0>) 



31. 
31, 



34. 



Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 
('. Total Students 
Finances Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Local Receipt for Teachers Support- 

B. Total Teachers' Sup])ort 

C. Local keceipt for Other Purposes • 

D. Subsidies 



Nyadiri 
Center 

1 

1 

12 



56 

62 

306 

227 

595 

432 

57 

8 

44 

278 

12 

19 

41 

4(»l 

375 

5 
59 

34 

5T 
12 

2 
1 

2 
22 

545 
419 
964 



Nyadiri 
East 



16 



3415 
3513 
8145 



Nyadiri 
Circuit 



6 
23 

521 
324 
845 

132 
13S5 

1253 



75 



725 

539 

1264 

158 
1846 

1688 



Uzumba 
South 



65 



63 


44 


53 


031 


1228 


1115 


222 


134 


324 


1216 


1406 


1386 


161 


181 


242 


25 


27 


49 


14 


17 


37 


54 


92 


159 


7s2 


3 


187 


4 


8 




12 


13 


U 


39 


41 


42 


1204 


1370 


1532 


1029 


1068 


1230 


12 


23 


7 


10 


34 


40 


458 


253 


898 


34 


138 


59 


10 


34 


37 


5 


19 


4 


1 


10 


10 



23 

7 
32 

703 
502 

1205 



1974 
1974 



Maramba 
Pfungwe 



37 

60 

424 

87 

573 

107 

29 

11 

30 

80 

11 

11 

30 

557 

454 

18 
25 
120 
21 
16 
11 



4 
11 

272 
liO 
382 

19 
482 

463 



Total 

3 
3 

12 



249 

282 

4004 

988 

5274 

1123 

187 

87 

370 

1247 

35 

94 

1522 

4662 

3888 

65 
168 

1728 

286 

154 

51 

21 
•) 

39 



123 

2766 
1894 
4660 

309 
9082 
3513 
88-3 



E. Totol Expenditures-Ednl. Dept 

F. Received for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatments Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 
D Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalized 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances— Medical 

A Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

C. Total Exi)enditures- Medical Dept. 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministers Support 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Bilow) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 
C Other Benevolences 

46. Buildinff and Repairs? 
46. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont of the Local Churches (34-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi parmenet 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Resident 



Nyadiri 
Center 

9470 
1006 



1 
3 
1 

1 
3 

27 
7 

3259 

14680 
35869 

932 
2484 
6810 



62 

75 
2 

22 
1 
2 
1 



14 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Nyadiri Nyadiri Uzumba Maramba 
East Circuit South Pfungwe Total 



1385 
168 



55 
1 



1846 



15 

2 

1 
1 
1 



1974 



2286 



75 
1 



2 

944 



482 

1 
3 
2 

2656 
52 

62 
1 



142 



15157 
1174 



1 

4 
1 

3 
1 

5 

27 
7 

3259 
19622 
35869 

984 
2484 
6810 



385 

75 
7 

22 
2 
6 



20 

7 
1086 



15 

16 

5 

3 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
UMTALI URBAN AREA 



UMTALI URBAN AREA 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS (*1) 

1. Members of Conference 

± On Trial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Other Missionary Workers 

5. Approved Supply' Pastors 

6. Other Christian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children Under 12 
it. Enrolled Beginners 

10. Preparatory Members 

11. Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

12. Full Members Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

14. Members of Men's Society 

15. Members of Women's Society 

16. Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

17. Number of Preaching Places 

18. Sunday School (Number) 

19. Teachers and Officers in S< S. 

20. Pupil in S. S. 

21. Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) • 

22. Children Baptized 
?3. Adult Bai)tized 

24. Beginners Recieved 

25. Preparatory Members Received 

26. Full Members Received from Probation 

27. Full Members Received by Transfer 

28. Full Members Removed by Transfer- 

29. Full l\Iembers Died 

30. Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 



St. Andrews Hilltop 



31. 
32, 
33. 



34. 



Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Student 

C. Total Student 
Finances Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Lo(al Reccii)tH for Teacher's Support 

B. Total Tcaciiers' Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 

D. Subsidies 



.^25 
125 



647 
310 

40 
42 
13 

30 
280 
185 

64 
4 

74 
74 

a3 

6 
4 

22 



3 
42 

570 

365 

675 

1610 

1181 

586 

77 

421 

250 

27 

4 

24 

483 

350 

121 
31 

136 
71 

159 

17 

12 

2 

22 



Total 

5 
1 
5 
1 
1 
3 
45 

895 

490 

675 

1610 

1828 

896 

77 

461 

292 

40 

6 

54 

763 

535 

185 

31 

136 

145 

233 

50 

78 

6 

44 



St. Andrews Hilltop 



Total 



E. Total Expenditure— Ednl. Dept. -I 

F. Receipts for Buildings H 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 
I). Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 
B Subsidies 

C Total Expenditures— Medical Dept 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministerial Support 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendent 
C Episcopal Fund 

40- Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 

C. Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont. of the Local Churhes (39-47) 
49 Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Pemanent 

B. Semi-permanent 
C Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



45 
661 

1629 
16 -^9 



612 
9 
4 
10 
2 
6 
2 



16 

60 

100 

530 

722 

1351 



612 
11 
13 
10 
10 
9 
3 



16 

105 

761 

530 

2351 

2980 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
SALISBURY URBAN AREA 



SALISBURY URBAN AREA 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE Salisbury 

WORKERS {*!) 

1. Members of Conference 

•J. On rrial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Other Missionary Workers 

5. Approved Sui)p]y Pastors 

6. Otiier Christian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children under ["2 

9. Enrolled Beginners 
1(1. Preparatory Menil)ers 
11. Total on Probation (8, 9, lu) 
]•>. Full Meml)ers Enrolled 
13. ( hristian Famihes 
1-i. Members of Men's Society 
10. Members of AVomen's Society 
1('.. Meuibei'S in Methodist Youth Fellowshij 
IT. Number of Preaching Places 
IS. Sunday Schools (Number) 
]'■). Teat'hers and C)fficers in S. S. 
i'U. Pupils ill S. S. 
*jl. Averajje Attendance at S. S- 



PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 
12. Children Baptized 
■^3. Adult Baptized 

Beginners Received 
Prei)aratory Meuil)erH Received 
Full Meml)ers Received from Probation 
Full Members Received by Transfer 
Full Members Removed by Transfer 
Full Members Died 
". Christian Marriages Performed 
-DUCATIOXaL 
.1. Number of Schools 
'']. Teachers 

Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 
( '. Total Students 
Finances Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Local Receipt for Teadiers Support 

B. Total Teaclicrs' Support 
C Local l^eceipt for Other Purposes 
D. Subsidies 



L'4. 

, .). 
26. 

IT 
18. 
19. 



.Vi 



?A. 



20 

40 
26 

4:;T 

503 

48 
13 
38 
,s 
6 
4 
9 

150 

45 
10 
2G 
58 
10 
58 
8 



Siilisbury 



E. Total Expenditures-Ednl. Dept. 

F. Received for Buildings 
MEDK^AL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B Dispensaries or Treatments Centres 
C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 
A Doctors 
B Nurses 

C Nurses in Training 
1) Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A Hos])italized 
H. Clinic Patients 
C Daily Treatments 

38 Finances -Medical 

A Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts- 

B. Subsidies 

C Total p]xpenditures- Medical Dept • 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministers Support 

A. Pastors 

B District Superintendents 
C Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference (.'laimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 
42 Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Bilow) 
A- Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 
C Other Benevolences 

46. Building- and i»ei)airiji 
46. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont of the Local Churches (34-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 
B Semi parmenet 
C Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Resident 



140 



09 

9 

217 



STITISTTCALFORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS (*1) 

1. Members of Conference 

L\ On Trial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Otlier Missionary ^^'orkers 

5. Approved Supply Pastors 

6. Otlier Cliristian Life \\'orkers 
T. Volunteer \A'orker8 

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 
8. Baptized Children Under 12 
y. Enrolled Beginners 

lU. Prei)aratory Members 

11. Total on Probation (H. 9, lu) 

\i. Full .VJeini)ers Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

1-1. Members of Men's Society 

15 iVjenil)ers of ^^'omen s Society 

](i. \i embers in Methodist Youth Fellowshii) 

IT. Number of Preaching- l*laces 

Ih. Sunday School (Number) 

]\K Teachers and Officers in S S 

1^0 Pupil in S S. 

:i\- Average Attendeiu'c at S S 

PA:<T()KAL ACTIVITIKS this year ('.) 

•2i. Children Bajjtized 

•'3. Adult Ba])tize(l 

~4. Beginners Herieved 

•Jo. Preparatory Meud)erH Heceived 

Full V! embers Received from Probat-on 

27. Full Members Received by Transfer 

■zc Full Meml)ers Kcmoveel bv Transfer 

•i9. Full Members Died 

3(1. Christian .Marriages PerfornuHl 

EDUCATIONAL 

3i. Number of Schools 

32. Teachers 

33. Student (As Bdow) 

A. Male 

B Student 

C. Total Student 

34 Finances Ednl (As Below) 

A Lo( al Receipts for '! cacher's Supj ort 

B. Total Teachers' Sujjjjoit 

C Lopfil Receipts for Other Puri.oses 

D. Subsidies 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
CONFERENCE WORKERS 



Evange- Womens Health 
lism Bible Education 



Total 



CONFERENCE WORKERS 



Vj Total Expenditure -Ednl. Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 
|-)5. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hos])itaLs 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres ■ 
C Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36 Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B N u rses 

C- Nurses in Training- 

)>. Others 
37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hosi)italised 

B Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 
38 Finances - Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local (iifts 

B Subsidies 

C Total Expenditures— Medical Dept' 
CHURCH FlNANi ES 
o',i. Ministerial Sipi)ort 

A Pastors 

B District Superintendent 

C Episcop'al Fund 
40 Conference Claimants 
4 1. Annual Conference Administration 
ii. Central Confei-ence Fund 
43 Oencral Conference Administration 
t4. Interdenominational Co operation Fund 
45 Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ng'ariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 
('. Other Benevolences 

46. B.'ildingf and Repairs 

■17. Otlier Puri)Oses 

48. 1\)tal Cont. of the Local Churhes (3'.t-47)' 

4'.' Total Church Exp-enditures 

PROPERTIES 

5U. Number of Church Building's (As Below) 

A. Pemanent 

B. Semi -permanent 

C. Temi)orai'y 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Woniens 
Bil.le Heulh 

Evangelis !■ Training Education 



Total 



3,94 



324 



DISTRICT TOTALS FOR 1955 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
WORKERS (*1) 

1. Members of Conferen«e 

2. On Trial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Other Missionary Workers 

5. Approved Supply Pastors 

6. Other Christian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COVIMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children under 12 

9. Enrolled Beginners 

10. Preparatory Members 

11. Total on Probation (8, 9, lu) 

12. Full Members Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

14. Members of Men's Society 

15. Members of Women's Society 
18. Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

17. Number of Preachinjf Places 

18. Sunday Schools (Number) 

19. Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

20. Pupils in S. S. 

21. Averajre Attendance at S. S. 

Pastoral activities this year (5) 

22. Children Baptized 

23. Adult Baptized 

24. Beginners Received 

25. Preparatory ^Members Received 

26. Full Members Received from Probation- 

17. Full Members Received by Transfer 

18. Full Members Removed by Transfer 

19. Full MeuilKM-s Died 

30. Christian ^Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 

31. Number of Schools 
31. Teachers 

33. Student (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

('■ Total Students 
4. Finances Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Local Receipt for Tctichers Support 

B. Total Teachers' Su])port 

C. Lof-al Receipt for Other Purposes 

D. Subsidies 



Mtoko Nyadiri Mrewa 



Mtasa 
Makoni 



Honde 



3 

2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

127 

2316 

566 

3009 

583 

137 

108 

4.SI 

1789 

34 

26 

208 

43U5 

3^(3 

5S 
^7 

1109 

205 

61^ 

14 

21 

■; 

26 

24 
90 

2256 
1447 
3703 

103 
6200 

821 
6566 



3 

3 
12 



249 

288 

4004 

988 

5274 

1123 

187 

87 

370 

1247 

35 

94 

1522 

4662 

3858 

65 

168 

1728 

286 

154 

51 

21 

2 

39 

27 
123 

2766 

1894 
4660 

31 

9082 
3513 
9051 



6 


14 1 


1 


4 


1 




5 


28 
3 




3 




2 




4 


4 


260 


296 


15 


1031 


1345 


111 


1509 


813 


101 


1064 


1052 


59 


3604 


3210 


271 


3i53 


2939 


291 


4S4 


816 


93 


:^04 


175 


23 


945 


1080 


73 


1125 


1346 


41 


59 


46 


12 


67 


39 


9 


219 


231 


14 


3783 


4237 


5S6 


;u74 


3491 


450 


210 


150 


15 


263 


222 


16 


376 


382 




163 


171 


17 


274 


253 


16 


113 


95 


44 


50 


112 


2 


13 


12 


1 


42 


85 


3 


40 


31 


2 


174 


136 


10 


3057 


2136 


190 


2475 


1824 


163 


5532 


3960 
150 


353 


16988 


17501 


788 


3877 


2592 




19988 


19096 


788 



Marange Mutambara 


Umtali 


Chiduku 




Urban 


6 


9 


5 
1 


2 




5 

1 


4 




1 
3 


311 


26 


45 


949 


1275 


895 


1090 


3066 


490 


712 


1474 


675 


2751 


5815 


2060 


2442 


2236 


1828 


539 


321 


896 


104 


76 


77 


8t>0 


669 


461 


580 


316 


292 


12 


36 


40 


46 


62 


6 


187 


172 


54 


3083 


3865 


763 


2465 


2850 


535 


283 


119 


185 


273 


134 


31 


440 


337 


136 


310 


282 


145 


:i64 


131 


233 


74 


36 


50 


34 


75 


78 


6 


4 


6 


59 


54 


44 


31 


33 




141 


139 




" 2428 


2442 




2232 


2062 




4660 


4504 
7 




9883 


11349 




10393 


11642 





Missionaries 
Salisbury Conference Not now 
Urban Workers on Field 



1 

20 

40 

26 

437 

503 

549 

48 

13 

38 

8 

6 

4 

9 

237 

150 

45 
10 
26 
58 
10 
58 
8 



26 



Grand 
Total 
for 1955 

49 
12 
84 
5 
11 
19 
1224 

6055 

13415 

7027 

26497 

15144 

3521 

865 

4977 

6744 

280 

353 

2616 

25521 

20176 

1130 
1204 
4534 
1637 
1404 

535 

401 
46 

361 

188 
813 

15275 
12097 
27372 

291 
71791 
10803 

77474 



DISTRICT TOTALS FOR 1955 



Mtoko Nyadiri Mrewa 



E. Total Expeiiditures-Ednl. Dept. ■ 

F. Received for Buildings 
MEDK^AL 

85. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hosi)itals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatments Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Dei)ts. 
3li. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 
D Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. IIosj)itali/.ed 

B. Clinic Patients 

C Daily Treatments 

38. Finances— Medical 

A Heceij)ts from Fees and Local Gifts- 

B. Subsidies 

C. Total Ex j)enditures- Medical Dept 
CHUKCH FINANCES 

'.id. Ministers Supi)ort 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Ei)iscopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration - 
i2. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration • 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Bilow) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 
C Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Wepairs 
46. Other Purposes 

48. Total Cont of the Local Churches (34-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PKOPKiriTES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi ])armenet 
C Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Resident 



7624 
620 



507 



11 



5 -25 



1 
9') 



15157 
1174 



1 
4 
1 

1 

5 

27 
7 

3259 
19(;22 
35869 

984 
2-184 
68U 



385 
75 
7 
22 
2 
t') 
2 



20 

7 
lObG 

1612 
1612 



15 

16 

5 

3 



20865 
2079 



1080 



83 



87':^ 
19 
14 
41 

4 
15 

5 



36 
2 

58 
1428 

29 
2542 
2542 



17 

18 
2 

7 



Mtasa 
Makoni 

22146 
1376 



3 

10 

729 

1851 



300 

565 

2052 



720 
21 

8 
26 
57 
14 

6 



27 

10 

10 

595 

54 

1548 

1518 



11 

18 

7 

12 



Honde 

788 
300 



Missionaries Grand 
Marange Mutambara Umtali Salisbury Conference Not Now Total 
Chiduku Urban Urban Workers on Field for 1955 



37 



24 



61 
61 



10393 
1015 



491 



66 
4 

12 

4 



1295 

1858 
184? 



12 

13 

4 

4 



11642 
850 



13 

1241 

4402 

47732 

621 
1000 
2241 



678 



683 

683 



11 
9 
2 
6 



612 


140 


U 




13 




10 




10 




9 




3 




16 




105 




761 


69 


530 


9 


2351 


218 


2980 


217 


4 




1 





324 



88615 
7414 



2 

13 

4 

2 

17 
29 
32 

5229 
25875 
84681 

1905 

4049 

11187 



4773 
126 
50 
165 
79 
61 
21 



113 
12 

206 
5234 

622 
11393 
12015 



72 

96 
24 
43