THE KEC ORDER - 1895-1920
Toronto Bible College
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TORONTO, DECEMBER, 1901.
A^erpbcrs of Corporzitiop.
Hkv. Elmork Hauris, D.D.. President,
Betheden. Walmur Road, Toronto.
Hkv. K. p. Mackay, Ii.D.,1
Tiiroiit'i. V Vice-Presidents.
.1. D. Nas.mith, Toronto J
Jos. N. Shesstonk, Secra^ari/ anrf Treasurer,
li) Walnior Koad, Toronto.
Uev. Wu. Stewart, D.D., Principal.
VJS St. George St., Toronto.
James Actox, Toronto.
E. HooTEi!, M.D., Toronto.
Tuos. A. RoPGEK, Hamilton
Emas Rogers. Toronto.
A. Sami'SOX, Toronto.
IXSTRICrOnS ANI> LKCTIUKKS for 19t)l-02.
Rev. Wm. Stkwahi, D.D.
Rkv. Wm. Mai- William, LL.B.
Rev. Ei.more ((ahris, D.D.
Mit. II. W. Fhost.
Ur.v T. H. Hvi.E.
Rev. a. B. Wixciiestkr.
Examiners for 1!»(>i-oi'.
Rev. S D. CiiowN. D.D.
Rkv. T. C. Dks Hahhks, M.A.
Rev. T. B. Hvi>e.
Rev. H. M. Farsuxp. D.D.
Rkv. H. l\ Welton, D.D.
.Miss Axxie Burxs, Asst. Secretary and Librarian.
R. S. SCIIEKL.
St. Catharines .•
George W. H<>i(i:KiTe.
Rev. R. Wallace.
Thos. S. Ci'I.k.
BROCK VILLE !
Rev. T. C. DksBarres,
E. J. Bevnolks.
S. r. Ditkcax-Clark.
J. W. Flavkllk.
J. R. Cavers.
H. W. Frost.
J. J. Gaimshore.
(". S. G/.owsKl.
Rev. T. Wardrope,
Rev. T. B. Hvi>e.
R. M. HoBSOX.
Rev. D. McTavish.D.Rc
Rev. Fred. E. Howitt.
G. H. Meakows.
R. J. M(>NTi;OMERV.
H w. Robkrtsox.
liKv. G. J. Bishop.
The name? of other friend? in imjwrtant centres are
vet to be added to the Gteneral Council.
Our Design. — The great design of the
School is the training of consecrated men
and women for Christian service at home
CoNrniBUTiox.s. — Any friends desiring
to liave fellowsliip in tlie work maj' send
their contributions to the Treasurer. J.
N. Shenstone, Esq., 16 Walmer Road,
Toronto, or to any officer of the School.
Tlie Bible Tra"ning School has com-
menced its eighth session with a very
promising outlook. The enrolment of
students up to the first week in November
\va.^ 4:^ in the Day Classes and lib in
tlie KvonincCla«:se.s. A useful " forward
movement'' has been begun in the ele-
mentary medical classes just established,
notice of which will i)e found on another
page. While the attendance is large, the
diligence and filelityof the students are
in every way commendable. We ask all
our friends to unite with us in prayer
that the blessing of Got! may continue to
rest (ipon the work of the School.
For the Foreign Field.
We are sure that our readers will join
with us in devout thatiksgiviufj to the
Lord of the harvest for opening up the
way for so many of our students to f>o
this season to the forei<;n fiuld. During
the three months from t'le beginning of
October to the end of the present j'ear, no
fewer than nine liave gone, or will soon
sail, to their distant fields of labor. Of
these, Messrs. A. F. Taylor and Chas. H.
Kobinson are to labor in the Central
Soudan under the auspices of the Africa
Industrial Missionary Society. They
have been in Tripoli several months,
studying the llausa language. Miss S.
Bengtson, the Swedish lady who was in
the School last session, has already left
for China, and Dr. J. MacWillie and
Miss L. McMorran will soon follow, all
three in connertion witli the China Inland
Mission. Miss H. C. Bushlield and Miss
Annie Little have just been sent out by
the Christian AVorkers of Ontario to open
up a new station in Northern India, near
to the border of Thibet. Mr. and Mrs.
R. A. Phair expect to leave almost im-
mediately for South America to be asso-
ciated with Missionary Geo. R. Witte, in
his mission work among the Indians of
Brazil. It is our earnest pra\er for all
these laborers that they maj' be preserved
and guided of the Lord in all their ways,
graciously strengthened for all the ser-
vice He has for them to do, and greatly
blessed in all their work of faith and
labor of love. With these nine the
School has now been honored in furnish-
ing forty-seven missionaries for the
Dr. John C. Thom, of Woodbridge,
Ont., who died recently, among several
small legacies left $100 to the Toronto
Bible Training School. The doctor was
warmly interested in the work of the
School, and in mission service at home
and abroad. His will directs that his
surgical instruments and medical books
are to be given to some medical mission-
ary in foreign lands. Dr. Thorn's legacy
is the first of which the School has
The official notice of the ordination of
our former student, Mr. W. F. Road-
house, to the work of the Gospel ministry
at Tavistock, Ont., this last summer has
been sent to us. It says :
" Mr. Roadhouse was subjected to a
thorough e.Kamination, through which he
passed, making an excellent impression
upon all his brethren for his candor, and
very commendable knowledge of the
Scriptures. He is a graduate of the To-
ronto Bii)le Training School, and cer-
tainly will commend this Institution to
the notice of tho&e who come into contact
Death of Mr. W. E. H. Massey.
At the meeting of the Board of Incoi'-
poration of the Bible Training School,
held on the first Monday in November,
attention was called to the lamented
death of Mr, AV. E. H. Massey. Where-
upon it was moved by Rev. Dr. R. P.
Mackay, seconded by Mr. Elias Rogers,
Resolved, " That in the recent death of
Mr. W. E. H. Massey in the midst of his
3'ears and usefulness, the members of this
Board recogiiixe the great loss sustained
by his family, the community, and the
cause of Christ. As a successful Bible
Class teacher, and a member of the
General Council of the Toronto Bible
Training School, Mr. Massey showed his
practical interest in a ver^' important
department of Chiistian service. The
Board would respectfully convey to Mrs.
Massey and otiier relatives their deepest
sympathy with them in this sore bereave-
ment, and their earnest prayers that they
ma}- be graciously sustained by the God
of all comfort."
It was further agreed that a copy of
this resolution should be sent to the
widow and l)rother of the deceased.
At the last meeting of the Board the
approaching departure from the city of
Mr. H. W. Frost, the Home Director of
the China Inland Mission, was mentioned;
whereupon it was moved by Rev. Dr.
Mackay, seconded by Mr. A. Sampson,
Resolved , "That the members of this
Board expiess to Mr. H. W. Frost, who
has been a friend and helper of the School
from its beginning, both as member of
the General Council ami occasional Lec-
turer, tlieir hearty sympathy with liim in
the wiileninu; work of tlie China Inland
Mis-iion, and their earnest prayer that
the Lord may S've him the needed bodily
health. an<l all wisdom and j^race for the
new Christian service on which he is
about to enter."
Mr. Frost has left Toronto to take
charp;e of the new receiving home near
Philadelphia, recently presented to the
Mission, and to have more immediate
oversight of the work in the United States.
Visitors to the School.
In the end of September, the School
was favored with a visit from Rev. F. S.
Webster of London, Rev. John Brash of
Liverpool, and Rev. W. D. Moffatt of
Edinburgh, representative speakers of
the great Keswick movement of England.
They gave very helpful and mucli appre-
ciated addresses to the students, bearing
on the great subject of consecration and
the deepening of the spiritual life. Two
weeks afterwards Miss MacCall and Miss
Palmer of New York, prominent workers
in connection with the Y.W.C.A. gave
able and practical addresses to the School,
the one on equipment for Christian ser-
vice, and the other on adaptability for
After long and careful consideration
an imj)ortant addition has just been made
to the course of stud}' in the School by
the establishment of a class in elemen-
tary medical science, specially intended
for those students who are looking for-
ward to foreign missionary service. In-
struction is given by Dr. E. F. Bowie in
chemistry, by Dr. G. D, Porter in Phys-
iology, and by Dr. T. B. Macdonald in
materia medica and therapeutics. Dr.
E. Hooper was chairman of the Commit-
tee who arranged for these classes. Six-
teen of the students are in regular atten-
Later in the session a class for the
study of tropical diseases will be con-
ducted by Dr. W. H. Howitt. This is
designed for students who expect to
labor in countries where these diseases
prevail. It is believed that these medical
studies will be a great help to many in
their service of Christ in the coming
<lays. The Master Himself united tlic
healing of disease with the preaching of
Letter from Dr. R. Yu.
Robert Yu, M.D., the Christian Chinn-
man, who attended the School last ses-
sion, has recently returned to China.
From a letter written by him shortly-
after his arrival, and dated Shanijhai,
Sept. 28th, 1901, we make the following
"I have forgot of not send you any
l*5tter since I reach home. I got to
Shanghai safely on Julj' '27th, and met
m\' mother and brothers waiting me on
the pier. It is a great rejoicing to have
a family gathering on that day. And
we are so thankful to the Almighty God,
who has protected mo during all these
years of absence.
"I think you have the School stait
again. I do missed the School and friends
in Toronto so much. Please ask them all
to remember me in your i)rayers that my
future work may be guided by His will.'
Dr. Yu is the son of Chinese converts.
He expects to labor as a medical mission-
ary among his own countrymen. We
trust that he will be kept and guided of
the Lord in all his future career.
The Student Volunteers of the School
have chosen as their officers for this ses-
sion : Miss M. D. Fisher, President;
Miss .Jessie Brechin, Vice-President, and
^liss M. F. Langton, Secretary. Thej'
hold a well-attended meeting every
Thursday morning, at which special
praj'er is made for former membei-s of the
School now on the foreign field.
A mission study class has again been
formed under the leadership of Miss
Hitchon. They use as their text-book.
" An Introduction to the Study of Foreign
Five of our young men were engaged
in evangelistic and colportage work dur-
inp: the suniinor months. Tlivee of these,
Messrs. CrickintJtoii, Halliwell ami Wil-
kins, visited points east of Toronto,
taking with them each a bicycle with
case attached. The other two, Messrs.
Gosling and Hellyer, sirailarlj' equipped,
made a tour west of the city. They all
report tliat the Lord graciously opened
the way before them, and provided for
their wants. Their work consisted in the
free distribution of Gospel tracts, in
house to house visitation, and in giving
evangelistic addresses in the open air,
school houses, or churches. In many
places Christians testified to blessings
i-eceived in these services, and quite a
number accepted Christ as their personal
Saviour. The work wa s carried on under
the auspices of the Union Colportage
News and Notes.
The number of volumes in the library
is now 1.0)3.
^In. Herbert Lawrence is mission-
ary teacher at the Indian Institute, Red
Deer, Alberta, N.W.T.
After the Christmas vacation the
work of the School will be resumed on
Monday, Jan. Gth, 1902.
Rev. T. G. R. Browxlow, one of our
first graduates, has become pastor of the
large Methodist church in Fulton, Mich.
Mr. L. E. Gosling, a student of last
session, is spending the winter in Home
Mission work in Manitoba, under the
Mis.s L. Wi(;le, B.A., one of our first
students, is home on furlough, after sev-
eral years' successful labor as missionary
teacher in Japan, under the Woman".s
Board of the Methodist Church.
Mr. W. N. Scott, a recent graduate,
who has been engaged in evangelistic
work for two summers, offers his assist-
ance in special services this winter. His
address is 1(51 Sorauren Ave., Toronto.
Mr. .J. S. Leckie continues his mnch-
appreciat d labors as Missionary of the
W.C.T.U. among the lumbermen of
Northern Mu.skoka. He has a vast and
needy field where other evangelists might
"be usefullj' employed.
Miss Alice R. Hitchon is again with
us this session, giving efficient service in
conducting the classes in English.
During the first week of the present
session the Principal received letters from
four of our former students, each of them
containing a donation for the School, and
expressing gratitude for the great bless-
ing it has been to the writers.
Miss E. M. Green of Birkenhead, Eng-
land, wha attended our classes in 1900,
sent a letter of Christian greeting to the
Principal on the eve of his return voyage
from England, and of warmest apprecia-
tion of the work of the School.
Mr. Hudii D. Gardner of our last
graduating class is now associated with
Rev. Thos. H. Robertson, also a former
graduate, in Home IMissionarj^ work on a
wide and difficult field in North Dakota,
near the Manitoba boundary line.
The visiting lecturer this term is Rev.
T. B. Hyde, of the Northern Congrega-
tional Church, who is giving a course of
instruction on " The Work of the Holy
Spirit." Next term Rev. A. B. Winches-
ter, the new pastor of Knox Church, will
lecture on " The Acts of the Apostles."
Our President, Dr. Harris, spent one
week in October in giving Bible lectures
at the Gordon Missionary' Training
School of Boston. Mass., and also one
week of November in conducting Bible
studies for the Y.M.C.A. of Montreal.
Hereafter he does not expect to be away
from his duties in the Training School
more than once during any single term.
Receipts for General Fund.
The foUowingare the amounts received
from ^lay 1st to November 23id, 1901 :
No. 1 $ .1 on Ko. 18 <:10 (II)
" 2 2 00
•• 3 50 00
■■ 4 5 (XI
•• fi .5 00]
.■ 6 2.S0 o;j I
•• 7 KO 0(1
" a 2.") o I
!l ."i Oil ;
•■ 10 2.1 00 I
■■ 11 2.i0 00 ,
" li 100
" 1.3 .I'O
■ U 100
" ^n 2 00
■ It! .TO 00
• 17 250 00 Total.... §1,210 50
Joseph N. Shenstone, Treas.
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