Sparsely Settled Sections

A minister in these sections ought to hold a cottage meeting or a preach­ing service nearly every night during the week in addition to his visiting and Bible studies during the day.

By J.L. Tucker

In these sections we cannot use the radio or the daily papers or even the weekly press to any extent; for at longest we are only a few weeks in one place. Extensive advertising and large hall meetings are out of the question. We must work with the in­dividual, the family group, and the small gathering.

One who undertakes to represent this message in thinly settled regions must be no drone, but a worker. He must be ever at it; willing to sacrifice the comforts and joys of home; willing to be one with all types of people, to eat the bread of poverty and like it, sleep in all kinds of beds, get blisters on his hands while making friends with the men and boys at the end of a pitchfork or hoe, not afraid to get milk or manure stains on his shoes or sweat stains on his hatband. He must be dominated by a passion for lost men, and be willing to spend and be spent that he may win some. If a lazy minister has any place whatever in this work, it is certainly not on the thinly settled frontier!

A minister in these sections ought to hold a cottage meeting or a preach­ing service nearly every night during the week in addition to his visiting and Bible studies during the day. Again I say, we must be always at the work given us to do, if we would hear the Master's commendation, "Thou hast been faithful."

Delta, Colo.

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