The Lecture Work

This important branch of the service should be thoughtfully considered by the Field. The convenience and best interests of both the churches and the lecturers should be taken into account. The Field should realize that there are only fifty-two Sundays in each year, and therefore it is not possible to have Sundays lectures only. They should also remember that October and May have only thirty-one days each, and therefore it is not possible to have all the lectures in these two months. Judging from the many calls for Sunday lectures and for dates in October and May, the lectures might easily suppose that the Field had overlooked the above points.

The lecturers have a wide territory to cover. When a lecturer starts out on a trip his desire, very properly, is to utilize his time to the best advantage, both for himself and the churches. He could not do this successfully if he lectured only on Sundays and were idle the remainder of the time, for often he must go a long distance from home to give a lecture. Again, if all lectures were to be given in October and May the number of lecturers would have to be greatly increased.

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