SPRINGFIELD, ILL. —Appreciating the opportunity for distributing our literature to a large number of people during the Illinois state fair, and feeling that other churches in the state might wish to share the expense as well as the benefit of such a movement, letters were sent to thirty-seven churches apprising them of our desires. As the replies were prompt and of such nature as to warrant our going ahead with the project, a location was secured in the grounds for two tents, fourteen feet square, which were erected upon a substantial floor. Tables, chairs, and couches were furnished, as were rugs and other necessities, and from Oct. 4 to 12 headquarters were maintained, with attendants in charge at all hours of the day and night. During this period copies of the Monitor, Sentinel, and Journal were distributed judiciously, and we found that the literature was readily accepted and in most cases carefully preserved. Our experience this year will serve as a guide for future work, and we shall take care to have on hand a sufficient quantity of literature. The last two days our supplies of literature were practically exhausted. In all there were distributed nearly four thousand pieces, and the number could have been doubled with no effort whatever.

Our church appreciates the spirit which prompted the hearty cooperation of the other branch churches in this field, also their generous donations of money and literature, as well as the privilege which this opportunity afforded of ministering to the "simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert" (Science and Health, p. 570).

November 30, 1912

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