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Practical Missionary Work

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The Churchman, a journa] published in New York City, in the interest of the Protestant Episcopal church, luis this rehitive toone of the most active, energetic and brainy women in Washtenaw county : " Mrs. Florence Babbitt, amemberof St. Luke's branch of the Woman's Auxiliary, SI. Luke's church, of Ypsilanti, Mich., conceived the idea during the winter of placing Bibles, Prayer Books and Hymnals at the depots along the principal railroads of Michigan. The utter abseuce of anything to interest waitng passengers and the dreariness of most railroad stations, suggested to her this idea of missionary work. Books have been placed at 68 stations, mostly on the Mich. Central, at a cost of about $95. Many have helled. One of the the last to be placed is a Prayer Bookatïwles, elegantly bound in silver gilt, with "M. 0. R. K." on the cover, and this book is to be chained, others having been removed from this point. Many touching incidents liave come to light in connection with this work. The books are used and gratefuly used. Each Prayer Book has inscribed on the fly leaf a quotation frona Bishop Goxe's convention sermón at Minneapolis : " The Bible is a fleld of waying grain ; the Book of Coinmon Prayer is a loaf of bread for every man."


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