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2 OFFICIAL JOURNAL MINUTES OF TIJE KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE MET HOD 1ST EPISCOP AL CHURCH NINETEENTH SESSION PIERSON MEMORIAL BIBLE SCHOOL SEOUL, KOREA. June 23-29, 1926

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4 CONTENTS PAGE l. Officers of th e Conference II. Boards, Commissions and Committees III. Daily Proceedings IV. Disciplinary Questions V. Appointments VI. Reports- (a) District Superintendents (b) Conference Societies and Committees (c) Educational and Medical Institutions (d) Conference Statistician , (e) Conference Treasurer (f) Other Treasurers VII. Memoirs- VIII. Roll ot the Dead IX. Historical- (a) Former Members of Mission and Conference (b) Annual 'Sessions X. Miscellaneous- (a) Local Preachers and Elders (b) Church Calendar..._ XI. Pastoral Record XII. Index

5 Secretary's Certificate This' ' is to certify that this volume,is : a-complete 'and''correct record of,the' 'pr6ceedingsof the Nineteenth Session of' the Korea' Annual' Confeh~nce and was ado'pted -by' the Conference' as -its -Offi~iaJ' Reco~d. Secretary

6 BISHOP HERBERT WELCH, D. D., LL. D.

7 Ch,emulpo. Ckunan, Haiju, I. Officers of the Conference President Bishop Herbert Welch, D. D., LL. D., Seoul English Secretary C. A. Sauer, Yeng Byen Assistant, F. E. C. Williams, Kongju I(orean Secretary Hong Soon Tak, Seoul Assistant, 1m Eung Soon, Haiju English Statistician C. F. Carlson, Pyeng yang Assistant, S. E. McManis, Wonju I(orean Statistician Pang K~i Syun, Kongju Treasurer H. D. Appenzeller, SeOUl Assistant, Chyun Ho Pai, Seoul Interpreters B. W. Billings, E. M. Cable, Pyun Syung Ok Reporters Kim Young Syup, W. E. Shaw Officers of Conference Societies L -Home and Foreign Missionary Society President, Yi Ik Mo Secretary, Han Kui Mo Treasurer, W. A. Noble Kang Moon Ho, Kim Chang Heung, Kim Syung Tai Kim Pyung Chai, Hong Soon lio, Choi Syung Mo Kim Yu Soon, 1m Eung Soon, Yi Youn Young, HongSyung Choo Yi Chang Han, 1m Chin Kook Hongsung, Kangneung. Yi Ha Young, Kim Chin Hoo Kongju. Pang Kui Syun, Han Chang Syup, C. C. Amendt Manchuria, Pai Hyun Sik, Han Kui Mo Pyengyang, Kang Sin Wha, J. Z. Moore, Song Ik Chao, 0 Kui Syun, Chung Chin Sao Seoul, Hong Soon Tak, Yi Ik Mo, W. A. Noble Suwon,. Song Tenk Hoo, Pang Boon, Kim Kwang Sik

8 Wonju, Yengbyen, Yichun, KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Yi Chin Hyung,C. D. Morris, Yun Tai Hyun Hyun Syuk Chil, Kwak Choo Young, Chung Pong Ik Kim Hong Chai, Won Young Han, G. M. Burdick [JUNE, Chemulpo, Chunan. Haiju, Hongsung. Kangneung, Kongju, Manchuria, Pyengyang, Seoul, Suwon, Wonju, Yengbyen, Yichun, Chemulpo, Chunan, Haiju, Hongsung, Kangneung, Kongju, Manchuria, Pyengyang. Seoul, Suwon, Wonju, 2.--Conference Temperance Society President, Hong Soon Tak Secretary, Yi Chang Han Treasurer, Kim Chong 00 I C Kwon Syung Chip, RulE i:lii Qhlttl 'ij{..::~.r~ Han Tai You, Hong Soon Ho lien,; Sting W8ftD. ~- oufl- mmg (1 Ow,..I(~ ~ {Dt.,flf1 ImCh~~ YiChangHan ~../ I ~J.A~~ 1 Kim~, Whang Pyung Ho ~ ~ ~.~ -.~ Pang Kui Syun, Cho Chong Pum :,' / Dong Suk Kui V' Chu Kui Won, An Syuk Choon Kim Chong 00, Yi Pil Chu Kim K wang Sik, Song Teuk Hoo e. B. MOllis, Pak Young Syuk ~...-ZJ- ~ K wak Chao Young Cho Yun Yuh, Kim Hong Chai.! I 3.-Society for Retired Local Preachers' Relief President, C. D. Morris Vice-Pres. Kim Chong 00 Secretary, Kwon Syung Chip M l' Treasurer, H. D. Appenzeller K... 8n:f1;~hl~~. K~g.lFai, Ko Tai Hyun, Kim Hyun Ho 1A...:.. '11 Hong Soon Ho, Han Tai You, Choi Syung Mo, Kim Chai Heung 1m Eung Soon, Yu Taik Man, Cho Yun Yuh, Choi II Young Yi Chong K won, Yi PH Chu '/J, Kim Chung Hyun, ~ ~..-S... ~ Kim Sao Chul, Kim Sa Hyun, Cho Chong ~m, Hong Sung Han Han Kui Mo Chung Chin Soo, An Kyung Nok Kim Chong 00, Pak Won Paik, Kang Tai Heui, Kim Young Syup Kim Kyo Chyul, Kim Kwang Sik, Song Teuk Hoo, ~. ~ Yi Pyung Chu, Whang Heui Sao, Chun Say Young, Kim Won Sik

9 1926] OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE 181 Yengbyen, Yickun Ckemulpo, Kwak Choo Young, Pak Chang Pin Kim Chang Hun, Kim Syung Chul, Koo Syung Syu, Hyun Sung Won 4.-Committee on Church Location Kim Chan Heung, Sin Hong Sik, Kang Moon Ho, Kim L-~ Hyun Ho, Ko Tai Hyun. Pak Sung Tai, Kim Tai Chin Kim Chai Heung, 'HOl~ Soon H9t Han Tai You, Choi Syung Mo k~<j~ Kim Yu Soon, of 8~ft :~, Rhyu T,ik Man, Pale }ray Wha, ~un-~g j..f.'f.\---tt? ~~'i t'i/.) 'C~'(t'~ Hongsung, 1m Chin Kook, Yi PH Chay, b: c. ca:mendt " ' Kangneung, Kim Kui Chyung, Whang Pyung Ho Kongju,' C. C. Amendt, F. E. C. Williams, Pang Kui Syun, Cho Chong Pum Manchuria, Son Chun Do Pyengyang, J. Z. Moore, An Kyung Nok, An Youn Kook, Yi Chang Choo Seoul, Hong Soon Tak, Kim Chong 00, Yi Ik Mo, Kim Young Syup, Pak Sung PH, Pyun Syung Ok Suwon, Hong Hyun Choon, Choi Sun 11, Kim Kyo Chyul, Song Teuk Hoo, You Chai Chan, Kim Kwang Sik Wonju, 'Yengbyen, Yichun, (.ua ~Qi HlQJD,/Chyun Say Young, Kim Yong Duk, Yi See Wha, Kim 'Chong Tai, Yi Chong Chan J. Z. Moore,~, Kim Teung Yea, ChoiChangSin, Chi K wan Sin, Yu Tu Whan, Hyun Syuk Chi 1 00 In Chyul, Kim Soon Ghyul, Won Y ong H an, Kim Hong Chai, Koo Syung Syu, Kim Chang Hun

10 II. Boards, Commissions and Committees I.-Conference Boards 1,.-Board of Examiners H. D. Appenzeller, J. D. Van Buskirk, Choi Pyung Hu n E. M. Cable, Chang ~ak Do, An Kyung Nok V. H. Wachs, Hong Soon Tak, Kim Yu Soon B. W. Billings, Hyun Syuk Chil, F. E. C. Williams Board of Conference Stewards F. E. C. Williams, C. A. Sauer, An Kyung Nok Chung Chin Soo, J. D. Van Buskirk, Yi PH Choo Yi Youn Young, Koo Syung Syu Board of Education Alice R. Appenzeller, H. D. Appenzeller, Cho Pyung Ok, Whang In S~, Pyun Syung Ok, Kim Tuk Soo, Cynn Hong Sik, C. A. Sauer, A. Jeanette Walter, F. E. C. Williams, Kim Young Syup, Kim Eung Tai, Pai Hyung Sik Council on Religious Education District Representatives Seoul, Kim Young Syup Manchuria, Pai Hyung Sik Pyengyang, Chu Kui Won Kangneung, Yi Ha Young Yenr Byen, Choi Chang Sin Suwon, Song Teuk Hoo Haiju, Hwang Chee Hyung Chemulpo, Kwon Syung Chip Yichyun, Koo Syung Syu Wonju, Yun 'rai Hyun Hongsyung, Y i Chang Han Konju, Pang Kui Syun Chunan, Han 1'ai You Representatives at large J. V. Lacy, Kim Eung Tai. Mrs. W. A. Noble, Pyung Ryung Ok, A. Jeanette Walter, Miss Alice R. Appenzeller, H. D. Appenzeller, Kim Tuk Soo, B. W. Billings, Helen Kim, Bishop Herbert Welch Standing Committees 1. -Committee on Conference Relations G. M. Burdick Yi Ha Young C. D. Morris C. C. Ament Yi lk Mo Kim Chan Heung W. A. Noble o Kui Syun Pyun Hak Yong C. S. Deming Pai Hyung Sik 1929 J. Z. Moore Hong Soon Tak E. M. Cable J. D. Van Buskirk Kim Pyung. Chai 1m ~unk Syun-17

11 1926] BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES 188.-Committee on Church Benevolences Pak Young Suk, Kim Hong Sik, Pang Hoon, Hong Sung Chu, Dong Suk Kui, Han Chang Syup, 1m Chin Kook, Hong Syun Ho, Kim Syung Tai, Kim Hong Chai, Pak Won Paik-ll S.-Committee on State of the Church Pai Hyung Sik, C. D. Morris, An Syuk Choon, Kwak Choo Young, Won Yong Han, Cho Chong Pum, Yi Chang Han, Kim ChaiHeung, Yi Youn Young, Cynn Hong Sik, 'Kang :Moon Ho, Song Teuk Hoo, Kim Chong Committel' on Evangelism An Kyung Nok, Cho Kun Young, Kim Chong 00, Kim Yu Soon, Cynn Hong Sik-5 5.-Committee on Resolutions Choi S:yung Mo, 0 Kui Syun, B. W. Billings,-3, 6.- Committee on Religious Education (1926 only) Pyun Syung Ok, Chu Kui Won, Song Teuk Hoo, Han Tai You, J. V. Lacy, Han Kui Mo, Kwon Syung Chip, Kim Eung Tai-8 7.-Committee on Division of Territory Kim Chan Heung, Kim Pyung Chai, J. Z. Moore, W. A. Noble, Pai Hyung Sik, Kim Yu Soon, Herbert Welch Special Committees 1.-Committee on District Conference Reports Kim Young Ho, Kim Tai Hyun, Yun Pong Chin.-3, 2.-Committee on Arrangements for East Asia Central Conference W. A. Noble, Kim Chan Heung, C. D. Morris, H. H. Cynn, J. Z. Moore, Kim Chong 00, Pyun Syung Ok, F. E. C. Williams, Alice R. Appenzeller-9 S.-Committee on Union with Southern Methodist Church Kim Chan Heung, 0 Kui Syun, W. A. Noble, Kim Chong 00, C. D. Morris-5,,-.-Committee on Conference Expenses Pang Kui Syung, Pang Hoon, F. E. C. Williams, Kim Chong 00, Koo Syung Syu, An Syuk Choon Conference Sustentation Fund Society Pang Kui Syun, 0 Kui Syun, Chung Chin Soo, Sin Hong Sik, Pyun Hak Yong-5 4.-Fraternal Delegates i.-annual Conference, M. E. Church South Kim Young Syup-l 2.-Presbyterian General Assembly Kim HtlDg Sik-l

12 184 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [Ju~I!lJ 8.-Delegates to Korea Sunday School Association pyun Syung Ok, Song Teuk Hoo, Yi Youn Young, Kim Young Syup, Kim Helen-5!,..-Delegates to Korean Federal Council pyun Syung Ok, Kim Chan Heung, Pai Hyung Sik. Hyun Syuk Chil, o Kui Syun, Kim Young Syup, Kim Pyung Chai, Pang Kui Soon, Chyung Chin SOD, Kim Yu Soon-10 Reserves Kim Chong 00, Yi Ik Mo, Hong Soon Tak, Choo Kui Won, Kim Hong Sik, Yun Pong Sin Committees on Next Conference Sesiion I.-Committee on Nominations All district superintendents and Cho Chong Pum, Han Tai You, Kim Chai Chan f Song Teuk Hoo. 0 Kui Syung, Yi Youn Young e.-gommittee on Arrangements W. A. Noble, Alice R. Appenzeller, Kim Chong 00, Hong Soon Tak, Yi Ik Mo, Kim Young Syup, Chang N ak Do, Pyun Syung Ok-8 S.-Statisticians C. F. Carlson, Pang Kui Syun 4. - Treasurer H. D. Appenzeller 5.-To preach Missionary sermon Koo Syung Syu Alternate Han Kui Mo 6.-Boards of Trustees 1. - Conference Trustees Kim Chong 00: W. A. Noble, J. D. VanBuskirk, Hong Soon Tak, Kim Young Syup Severance Union Medical College and Hospital Kim Young Syup a.-chosen Christian College Kim Tuk Soo 4.-Pierson Memorial Bible Training School Pyun Syung Ok, Cho Sang Ok 5.-Union Methodist Theological Seminary 1927: W. A. Noble, Bishop Herbert Welch 1928: E. M. Cable, Hong Soon Tak 1929: Kim Chan Heung, Kim Chong Mission Finance Committee Hyun Syuk Chil, Kim Yu ::soon C. D. Morris, J. Z. Moore 1928-Kim Tuk SOD, Yi Ha Young, J. D. VanBuskirk, C. A. Sauer 1929-Koo Syung Syu, Pang Kui Syun, W. A. Noble, C. C. Amendt 1930-Kim Chan Heung, 0 Kui Syung, H. D Appenzeller

13 III. Daily Proceedings PROGRAM Korea Annual Conference, Pierson Memorial Bible School, Seoul, K01'ea 9:00 A. M. 10:00 12:20 2:30 P. M. 8:00 9:00 A. M. 9:15 10:80 10:45 11:30 12:20 2:30 P. M. 3:30 8:00 NINETEENTH SESSION. Wednesday June 23rd, Opening of the Conference. Bishop Herbert Welch. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, conducted by the Bishop. Organization of the Conference and Business session. Adjournment. Committees of the Conference. Anniversary of the Home and Foreign Missionary Society. Address by Pai Hyung Sik, Yi Ik Mo presiding. Thursday, June 24th. Devotional Exercises, led by Kim Chong 00. Business session. Recess, Address, Bishop Herbert Welch. Introduction and addresses by Government Officials. Adjournment. Committees and Policy Council. 'Musical Hour. Young People''!! Rally, Pyun Sung Ok presiding. Sunday School Address by Dr. Holdcroft. Epworth League, Kim Yung Syup. Friday June 25th. 9:00 A. M. Devotional Services, lead by Kim Eung Tai. 9:15 Business session. 10:30 Recess. 10:45 Address, Bishop Herbert Welch. 11:30 Business session. 2:30 P. M. Committees. 8:00 Anniversary of the Temperance Society and W. C. T. U. Hong Soon Tak presiding; Addresses l;>y Dr. J. D. Van Buskirk, and Mary Sohn. Business of the Society. Saturday, June, 26th. 9:00 A. M. Devotional Service lead by Kim Chai Chan. 9:15 Business session.

14 186 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, 10:30 Recess. 10:45 Reception of the Class on Trial. Address Bishop. Herbert Welch. 12:20 Adjournment. 2:00 P. M. Meeting of the Missionary Society. 3:80 Reception. 9:30 A. M. 11:00 8:00 P. M. 8:00 Sunday, June 27th. Sangdong Church Love Feast. led by Dr. J. Z. Moore. Conference Sermon, Bishop Herbert Welch. Ordination of Deacons and Elders, Bishop Herbert Welch. Conference Missionary Sermon, Kim Eung Tai. Monday, June 28th. 9:00 A. M. Devotional Service, led by 1m Eung Soon. 9:15 Business session. 10:30 Recess Address by Bishop Herbert Welch. Special Music. Business session. Adjournment. 11:30 12:20 2:30 P. M. Business session. 8:00 Business session.

15 JOURNAL The nineteenth session of the Korea Annual Conference convened at Pierson Memorial Bible School, Seoul, Korea, at nine o'clock on the morning of June 23rd, 1926 with Bishop Herbert Welch, presiding. Opening Services. -After the singing of "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" prayer was 'offered by Yi Pil Chao. Bishop Welch then addressed the Conference urging that the opening service be one of heart-searching and of renewed consecration. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was then administered by W. A. Noble assisted by the other district superintendents. Bishop Welch called attention of the Conference to the happy fact that there had been no deaths among conference mem bers during the past conference year. The father of Song Teuk Hoo having died reo cently, on motion of C. D. Morris a message of condolence was o'rdered telegraphed to Pastor Song. Roll Call.-The secretaries of the previous conference called tha roll of the conference: present 107, absent 21. Organization.-The Conference pro ceded to organize and the following officers were elected: English Secretary, C. A. Sauer, with F. E. C. Williams as assistant: Korean Secretary, Hong Soon Tak with 1m Eung 800n as Assistant; Treasurer, H. D. Appenzeller, with Chyun Hvo Pai as assistant; Interpreters, B. W. Billings, E. M. Cable, Pyun Syung Ok; Reporters, W. E. Shaw, Kim Young 8yup. The statisticians had been elected for the year at the last session of the Conference. Bar of Conference.-On motion of Kim Yu Soon the bar of the conference was fixed as follows; main floor to rear cross aisle for full members and associate members; left wing for probationers and local preachers in charge of circuits; right wing for members of the Women's Conference. Nominations.-The report of the committee on nominations was presented by Kim Yu Soon and on motion of E. M. Cable was accepted, with the exception of the Board of Conference Stewards which was referred back to the committee for division into three groups according to the disciplinary requirement. Tht Committee was also ordered to post a list of these committees. Bishop Welch announced the appointment of B. W. Billings; flyun Syuk Chil and F. E. C. Williams to the Board of Examiners for the term ending Program. -The official program was presented by the committee on arrangements. On motion of Kim Yu Soon the report was accepted, but it was ordered that in the future, copies of the program be in the bands of :pastors )at least one week prior to the opening 0 f the conference.

16 188 KOREA ANN U AL CONFERENCE [JUNE, Statistical Blanks.-The committee on revision of statistical blanks was instructed to post its revised forms so that they might be examined by members of the conference and acted upon at a later session. Greetings.-A telegram of greetings from the Suwon church was read by the Korean secretary. Question l6.-bishop Welch announced the transfer of Hyun Soon to the California Conference. New Discipline.-Bishop Welch commended the work of the committee on translation of the new Discipline and urged upon all pastors to seek to place a copy in the hands of every officer of the church. Reports.-The pastors were instructed to prepare their reports upon five items as fo]]ows: Number of new Sundayschools, number of new prayer groups, number of new -believers, total contribution for self- support, total of apportioned benevolent collections. The following superintendents were called, and passed as to character: W. A. Noble of the Seoul District, G. M. Burdick of the YichyuD District, Kim Chan Heung,of the Inchyun District, Kim Pyung Chai of the Chunan District. Each presented a report of the work of his district for the year.,on motion of C. D. Morris the reports of district superintendents were limited to ten minutes each. Adjournment.-After various announcements had been given concerning meetings of committees, the doxology was sung after which Choi Syung Mo pronounced the benediction. SECOND DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH, 1926 The second session of the Conference was opened by devotional services conducted by Kim Chong 00. Minutes.-The minutes of the previous day's session were read and approved. Announcements.-Bishop Welch announced that Kim Eung Tai had been selected to preach the Conference Missionary sermon. It was also announced that an error had been made in the entry coocerning the transfer of Kim Young Syup from the New York East Conference, and it was ordered that the entry be corrected to read, "Elder, ordained 1924, full member with course of study completed." Statistical and Financial Reports. -The statistician stated that all statistical reports were in hand; the treasurer reported that many pastors had not as yet presented their reports. Nominating Committee.-On motion of Pang Hoon as amended by Kim Chan Heung, it was voted to elect six persons in addition to the district superintendents as members of the committee on nominations for next conference. Cho Chong PUlllr Han Tai You, Kim Chai Chan, Song Teuk Hoo, 0 Kui Syun and Yi Youn Young were elected.

17 1926] DAILY PROCEEDINGS 189 Reports.-C, C. Amendt, superintendent of the Kongju district and Kim Yu Soon of the Hongsyung District were called, and after being passeci as to character presented their reports as superintendents. The following effective elders were ~alled and passed as to character after which each presented his report as pastor: Sin Hong Sik, Yi Chin Hyung, Kang Moon Ho, Kwon Syung Chip, Yi Tong Eung of the Chemulpo District; Kim Chai Heung, Cho Keun Young, Hong Soon Ho of the Chunan District. Han Chang Syup of the Hongsyung District; 1m Chin Kook, Pang Kui Syun, Son Chang Byun, Cho Chong Pum, Han Kui No of the Kongju District. C. D. Morris, superintendent of the Wonju and Kangneung Districts gave his report as superintendent after being passed as to character. V. H. Wachs superintendent of the Haiju District was passed as to character. Introductions.- Bishop Welch introduced to the Cc..nference the following new missionaries: Alden E. and Mrs. Noble, Miss Monetta Troxell, and Miss Esther Laird, after which a recess of fi fteen minutes was taken. Address.-Bishop Welch addressed the conference, speaking from the fourth chapter of second Corinthians on St. Paul as an example to the discouraged. Introductions.-The following new missionaries were introduced: Drs. Sherwood and Marion Hall, Miss Myrta Stover and Miss W P. Keister. Pastors Hong Chong Sook and Nim Too Wha of the Southern Methodist Church were introduced and Pastor Hong brought fraternal greetings, speaking especially for union of the Methodist bodies in Korea. Dr. E. Warren, of the Disciples Church and editor of World Call, was introduced and spoke briefly. Dr. H. B. Newell Congregational Church missionary to the Japanese resident in Korea and Dr. F. W. Schofield, formerly of Severance Hospital were also introduced. Kim Ik Doo evangelist of the Presbyterian church, Cha Sang Chin and Pak Yong Hai were introduced, Pastors Kim and Pak speaking briefly, Thomas Hobbs representing the British and Foreign Bible Society and Cho Sang Ok representing the Christian Messenger briefly addressed the Conference. Two pastors, Kang See Young and Kim Syung Man of the Oriental Mission were presented to the Conference. Pai Hyung Sik, superintendent of the Manchuria District was called and passed as to character after which he presented his repo"ft as superintendent. The following effective elders were presented by their respective district superintendents and gave reports for the year after being passed as to character: Yi Ha Young of the Kangneung District, Kim Chai Chan, Pak Hyun'II, and Pak Young Syuk of the Wonju District, Koo Syung Syu and Won Y ong Han of the Yichyun District.

18 190 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUl\'E, Adjournment.-Bishop 'Welch read a letter of greetings from Youn Sung Yul. Choong In Kwa, assistant secretary of the Sundayschool Association was introduced. Various announcements were made after which the doxology was sung and Sin Bong Sik pronounced the benediction. THIRD DAY, FRIDAY JUNE 25TH, The morning devotions were led by Kim Eung Tai, who spoke briefly from the fortieth chapter of Isaiah. Minutes.-The minutes of the previous session were read, corrected and approved. Treasurer.-The treasurer read the names of those circuits which had as yet failed t6 report their benevolences. Committee on Conference Relations.-The following probationers were called, and on the recommendations of their respective district superintendents were passed as to character. After presenting their reports as pastors in charge upon the motion of the chairman of the committee on confer,ence relations they were continued as follows: Question 6 (b).-hong Syung Hwan (Deacon), was continued on ~ial and advanced to the studies of the second year. Cha Pyung Sao, Chyun Hyo Pai, Chyung Pong Ik, Hwang Beui Sao, Kim Chin Taik, Kim Chyung Hyun, Kim Kui Chyung, Yi Kyum No, Yun Tai Hyun were continued on trial in the studies of the second year. Question 6 (e}.-yi Eun Taik was continued on trial having completed the course of study. Question 8 (a) and 9 (a).-hong Hyung Choon, Pak Say Pyung, Yi Chong Kwon, Yi Myung Chai, were admitted to full membership, advanced to the studies of the third year, and elected to Deacon's orders. Question 8 (b) and 9 (a).-kim Kwang Sik, having been previously ordained Deacon, was advanced to the studies of the third year and admitted to full membership. Question 8 (a) and 10.-Kim Syung Tai was advanced to the studies of the fourth year, admitted to ful1 membership and elected to Deacon's orders. Question 8 (b)-cho Sang Ok having been previously elected and ordained deacon and having previously completed the course of study was admitted to full membership. In addition to the above the following were called, passed as to character. After the chairman of the committee on conference relations had reported it }.Vas ordered that these names be referred back to the committee for further consideration : Chyung Young Taik, Kang Tai Heui. Kim Pyung Po. Women's Conference.-At this time Miss Helen Kim was introduced and she addressed the Conference concerning the work of the women's conference.

19 1926] DAILY PROCEEDINGS 191 Mr. Y. Oda, from the Foreign Affairs Section of the Government General of Korea was presented to the Conference. Episcopal Address.-After a recess of fifteen minutes, Bishop We]ch addressed the Conference upon the subject 'The Pastor's Pro- gram for the Community," Dr. J. D. VanBuskirk then favored the conference with a solo. Introductions. - Mr. Yi Rang Ho, representing the Korean Publishing Company spoke on beha]f of thai organization. Rev. F. K. Gamble and Miss H.1. Tinsley of the Southern Metha. dist Church, being present were presented to the Conference. Reports.-The report of the Haiju District was called for and in the absence of the district 'uperintendent was presented in outline by Pyun Syung Ok. J. Z. Moore, superintendent of the Pyengyang and Yeng Byen Districts and Hyun Syuk Chil superintendent of the Suwon District were caued, passed as to character, and each presented a report of his work as superintendent. Greetings.-A letter from Kim Chang Choon, now a pastor in Chicago, was read by the Korean Secretary, as were also telegrams from various churches in Korea. Adjournment.-Hwang In Sik, rt:!cently returned from study in America was presented to the Conference. After notices of various committees and meetings had been given, the doxology was sung, after which Kim Yu Soon pronounced the benediction. FOURTH DAY, SATURDAY JUNE 26TH, 1926 The morning devotional services were led by Kim Chai Chan who spoke from PhiIlippians Four on the subject of abiding in Christ. Minutes.-The minutes of the previous session were read a~~ approved. Committee on Conference Relations.-The :report of the committee on conference relations being resumed the following probationers were called; passed as to character on the recommendation of their respective superintendents, and upon motion of the chairman of the committee on conference relations were continued on trial as follows: Question 6 (e).-chyung Young Taik and Kang Tai Heui were reported as having completed the course of study and were continued on trial. Question 6 (b).-choi Chang Sin, Han Tong Kyu, Kim Soon Chyul, and Pak Chang Pin were advanced to the studies of tpe second year and continued on trial.. Question 6 (d).-kim Soo Chyul was advan'ced to the studies of the fourth year and continued on trial. Question 7.-Kim Pyung Po was discontinued on motion of the district superintendent and with the concurrence of the chairman of the committee on conference relations.

20 192 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, Full Members, Question p (a).-yi Chang Han was called, passed as to character and on motion of the district superintendent, and the reeommendation of the chairman of the committee on conference relations was elected to be ordained elder, having previously completed the course of study., Question 11 (g).-kim Chang Nim, was called passed as to character and upon recommendation of the chairman of the committee on conference relations was entered as having completed course of study, but not as yet elected elder. Kim Hong Chai, was called, passed as to character and continued as a full member, having completed the course, not yet elect~d elder. Question 9 (b).-pak Sun Chay was called passed as to character and continued in the studies of the third year, having been previously admitted into full membership. Question to.-han Tai You, Hong Syung Choo, and Yun Pong Chin were passed as to character and advanced to the studies of the fourth year. Question 11 (f).-kim Chang Choon, now studying abroad was passed as to character. It was announced that Kim Chang Choon, having been elected elder to be ordained elsewhere, had been ordained at the Rock River Conference. Question 12 (a).-no recommendations were made by the committee on conference relations for ordination as local deacon. Question 13 (a).-on recommendation of the chairman of the committee on conference relations Kim Yong Duk was elected to be ordained Elder as local deacon. Committee on Nominations.-Yi Youn Young presented a further report of the committee on nominations which on motion of Pak Won Paik was accepted. Questior.. 1 (a).-the Annual Conference is incorporated as required by the Discipline. Question 1 (b).-no officers or persons holding money are bonded. Questions 2, 3, 4.-None have been received by transfer, nor by credentials; none have been readmitted. Question 14.-0n recommendation of the chairman of the committae on conference relations and on motion of J. Z. Moore, the following were entered as left without appointment to attend school: An Chang Ho, Kim (';hang Choon, Kim Chang Nim. Question 17.--None have died during the conference year. Questions 21, 22, 23.-These questions were answered in the negative. Questi~n 2B.-B. W. Billings was nominated as alternate in place of A. L. Becker and the triers of appeals were re-elected as follows: E. M. Cable, Choi Pyung Hun, J. Z. Moore, W. A. Noble, 0 Kui Syun; Alternates, B. W. Billings, Yi Ik Mo.

21 1926] DAILY PROCEEDINGS 19S Questions 29, 30.-The Conference has neither a Board of Home Missions and Church Extension nor a Board of Foreign Missions. Introdudions.-M. B. Htokes of the Southern Methodist Mission and Pastor Cha Chai Myung of the Presbyterian Church were presented. Pastor Cha explained briefly the provision that had been granted by the Government-General for half-fare rates to clergymen and others attend.. ing church conferences and religious gatherings. Reception of Class into Full Membership. -After a recess of fifteen minutes the class to be rp.ceived into full membership was called to the front. Bishop Welch read from Mark Ten and addressed the conference and entering class concerning "The Pastor's Responsibility to the Children of his Parish." Cho Sang Ok, Hong Hyung Soon, Kim Kwang Sik, Kim Syung Tai, Pak Say Pyung, Yi Chong Kwon, Yi Myung Chait having filed with the secretary the written answers to the disciplinary questions, were received into fun membership. After prayer by Chu Kui Won, Miss Monetta Troxell favored the conference with a soia. Question 11 (a).-on further report of the chairman of the committee on conference relations, Cho Sang Ok, he.ving previously com.. pleted the course of study was elected to be ordained Elder. Question I5.-1m Eung Son, Yi Youn Young, 0 Hyun Kyung of the Haiju District, Son Chyung Do, Kim Eung Tai, ChOl Syuog Mo, Dong Syuk K ui of the Manchuria District, Song Ik Choo, An Chang Ho, Yi Tong Sik, Kim Young Ho, An Kyung Nok, Han Yea Kyun, An Syuk Choon. Kim Hong Sik, 0 Kui Syun, Chung Chin So 0, Kang Sin Wha, Yi Chang Chao, of the Pyengyang District, Pyun Hak Yong, Kwak Choo Young of the Yeng Byen District, Song Teuk Hoo, Pang Hoon of the Suwon District, Kim Young Syup, Yi Ik Mo, Kim Chong 00, Kim Tai Hyun, Pyun Syung Ok, Hong Soon Taik, Pak Won Paik, Pang Chok Sin, oi the Seoul District, all effective elders were called, passe4- as to character upon recommenda1.ion of their district superintenc;ents, and each gave a report of his work as pastor. In addition the following effective elders under special appointment were called and passed as to character: F. E. C. Williams, W. E. Shaw, Chu Kui Won, A. L. Becker, B. W. Billings, H. D. Appenzeller, J. D. VanBuskirk, E. M. Cable, Choi Pyung Hun, C. S. Deming, D. A. Bunker, R. P. Alexander, B. R. Lawton, J. V. Lacy, Yi Ha Yong II, C. F. Carlson. Statistical Report.--Pang Kui Syun presented the report of the statistician (See Statistical reports). Reports of Institutions.-On motion of 0 Kui Syung reports of schools and hospitals were made the order of the day for Monday, the reports to be limited to five minutes each. Conference Sustentation Fund Society. -On motion of Pang Kui Syun, a committee of five was ordered elected to present a report concerning the organization of a sustentation fund to supplement salaries

22 194 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, of pastors on circuits where the support is inadequate. Pang Kui Syung o Kui Syun, Chung Chin Soo, Sin Hong Sik, Pyun Hak Yong were elected. Adjoumment.-After various announcements concerning the ordination and other services of the Sabbath, the doxology was sung and Chang N ak Do pronounced the benediction. SIXTH DAY, MONDAY JUNE 28TH, 1926 The morning devotions were led by 1m Eung Soon who spoke from the Thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians. Minutes.-The minutes of the previous session were read and approved. Reports of Iostitutions.-Reports of institutions were taken up and five minutes reports presented concerni'ng the work of the following schools and hospitals; Yeng Byen Seung Duk School; Severance Union Medical College; Hospital and Nurses Training School; Chosen Christian College, Kongju Christian Dispensary; Kongju Yeung Myung High School; Wonju Memorial Hospital; Union Methodist Theological Seminary; Pai Chai Higher Common School; Union Woman's Bible Training School (Seoul); Pyen;,:yang Women's Bible 1'raining School; Haiju Norton Memorial Hospital; Pyengyang Union Christian Hospital. Pyun 8yung Ok presented a report of the work of the Sundayschool association and of his work as acting secretary of the Board of Sundayschools. Address.-After a recess of fift~en minutes Bishop Welch addressed the Conference upon the subject" What shall the Preacher Leave to his Children?" A duet by Miss Alice Appenzeller and Miss Mary Young followed. Introductions.-Mr. Yoo Man Kyung and Mr. Hong Syung Mo of the Department of Religious Affairs of the Government-General of Chosen were introduced and Mr. Yoo addressed the Conference briefly. Preacher's Aid Fund.-H. D. Appenzeller presented his report as treasurer of the Preacher's Aid Fund., Special Evangelist.-Bishop Welch announced that Rev. Robert Chung, evangelist, was returning to Korea in the near future to take up work as a general evangelist and bespoke the hearty cooperation of pastors with this new recruit to the evangelistic work in Korea. Conference Expenses.-On motion of Pang Hoon a committee of three was elected to act as a committee to handle matters appertaining to pro-rating of conference expenses as ordered by the last conference. Pang Kui Syun, Pang Hoon, and F. E. Williams were elected, with Pang Kui Syun to act as treasurer. Official Program. -On motion of C. D. Morris the time of the afternoon session was fixed at three-thirty in order that time might be given for meeting of important committees. On further motion the time of

23 1926] DAILY PROCEE DINGS. 195 final adjournment previously fixed for Monday evening was extended until such a time as the conference business should be completed. Adjournment.-After various notices the doxology was sung after which Son Chang Hyun pronounced the benediction. MONDAY AFTERNOON. The afternoon session opened with the singing of "'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus" after which prayer was offered by An Syuk Choon. Minutes.-The minutes of the morning session were read and approved. Question 26.-The retired ministers, Kim Kwang Sik, Kwon Sin 11, and Son Seung Yong were passed as to character and ~ontinued in the retired relation. On recommendation of the chairman of the committee on conference relations Kim Chai Chan and D. A. Bunker were granted the retired relation. Question 2S.-The names of those in the supernumerary retation were called. The character of each was passed and upon the recommendation of the chairman of the committee on conference relations, Chang Nak Do was restored to the effective relation, Pak Sun Chay and Youn Sung Yul were continued in the supernumerary relation. On further report of the committee on conference relations Son Chang Hyun and Pak Hyun Il were placed in the supernumerary relation, while the conference refused to grant a similar relation to Cho Keun Young. Question 20 (c).-on recommendation of the chairman of the committee on conference relations Kim Kwang Kook was granted permission to withdraw from the conference and to surrender his ministerial office. Question 19.-Pak Young Chan was called and on recommendation of the chairman of the committee on' conference relations was located. Question 1S.-The character of each preacher has been examined as each name was called in open conference. Question 27.-There are none granted leave of absence for the year. Probationers.-The following men were called and presented to the conference. Upon recommendation of the chairman of the committee on conference relations and upon motion of their respective district Buperintendents they were admitted on trial as follows : Question 5 (a).-ghee Choon Syu, Min Eung Sik. Pak Keui Choon, Pak Keui Chyun Hwang Chee Hon, Yi Pyung Choo were admitted on trial in the studies of the first year, and Question 5 (b). -Cho Syang Moon, Hyun Syung Won, and Kim Chee Myung were admitted on trial in the studies of the third year. Corporation Trustees, Report of.-the report of the board of conference trustees was presented by the executive secretary of the corporation.

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26 198 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, TUESDAY AFTERNOON. Conference opened at 2:30 P. M. by singing, after which Yi PH Chu offered prayer. Minutes.-fhe minutes of the morning session were read and approved. Question lb.-none have been located at their own request. Question 20 (a) and (b).-these questions were answered in the negative. Questions Were left to be filled in from the statistical and other reports by the secretaries, in consultation with the treasurer. Question n motion of Han Tai You the amount to be apportioned for Conference claimants were fixed at three hundred yen, and the amount to be paid by the treasurer for Connectional Relief at one hundred yen. Committee on Religious Education.-Song Teuk Hoo presented the report of the committee on religious education which was accepted on mo tion of Pak Won Paik (See reports). Board of Education.-The report of the Board of Education was presented by Pyun Syung Ok and adopted on motion of Yun Pong Chin (See reports). District Conference Repo~ts. -The committee appointed to examine district conference reports presented its report which was accepted on motion of Kim Tai Hyun. Discontinuance of a District Conference.-The question of the constitutionality of the discontinuance of a district conference being raised the Bishop replied by reading the provision as given in paragraph 103 of the Discipline. Resolutions.-The report of the committee on resolutions was presented by Choi Syung Mo and accepted on motion of Sin Hong Sik. Committee for next conference.-on motion of J. D. VanBuskirk, the committee on arrangements for the next conference was instructed to make previous announcements of meetings of committees; it was also ordered that provision be made for the committee on conference relations to meet with the probationers one day previous to the opening of the Conference. Home and Foreign Missionary Society.-Pai Hyung Sik presented a report on methods of making certain missionary collections which was adopted on motion of Kim Chang Heung (See reports). State of the Church.-The report of the committee on the stata of the church was presented by Pai Hyung Sik and adopted on motion of Hong Soon Tak. Conference Sustentation Fund Society.-Pang Kui Syung reported for the committee on the conference sustentation fund society stating that it was felt best that the request for the organization of such a so-

27 1926] DAILY PROCEEDINGS 199 ciety should come from the district conferences and the subject was re ferred to them with the hope that such an organization might be completed next year. (See Discipline Paragraph 324). The report was adopted on motion of Hong Soon Ho. Petition.-Im Eung Soon presented a petition from the Seoul District Conference which was referred to the committee of religious education on motion of E. M. Cable. Conference Expenses.-On motion of W. A. Noble the conference treasurer was authorized to advance deficits in travel expenses, the amount advanced to be guaranteed by the several district superintendents and the Bishop. East Asia Central Conference.-On motion of W. A. Noble conference decided to elect a committee of nine to replace the committee previously selected to make preparations for the East Asia Central Conference. On motion of Pai Hyung Sik the Bishop was requesteq to appoint this committee. Statistical Blanks.-The committee appointed to prepare new forms for statistjcal blanks presented its report. After discussion of the revised form it was voted to table the report. Next Conference session.-the seat of the next conferenee session was fixed to be at Seoul after the chair had read a decision of the Board of Bishops that business sessions of the conference ought not to be held outside the limits of the conference. Society for Retired Local Preachers' Relief.-The report of this society was presented by Kwon Syung Chip and accepted on motion of C. D. Morris. (See reports). On further motion of C. D. Morris, Kim Chong 00 and Chyung Chin Soo were elected as the two additional members of the committee on constitution. Evangelistic Campaign.-On motion of Hong 800n Tak the conference voted to approve and cooperate in the plan suggested by the Federal Council of Churches and Missions for a general evangelistic campaign in all the churches during the month of October. Conference Trustees.-On motion of J. D. VanBuskirk the following were elected to the Board of Trustees of the conference: W. A. Noble, Kim Chong 00, J. D. VanBuskirk, Hong Soon Tak, Kim Young Syup. Petition.-A petition from the Manchuria District asking permission to raise among the Korean churches the sum of two thousand yen for the Harbin church building was presented by Dong Syuk Kui and granted on motion of Pyen Syung Ok. Colleetion.-On motion of Choi Syung Mo conference proceeded to take a collection to defray conference expenses. Statistician and Treasurer.-H. D. Appenzeller was eleeted treasurer, and Pang Kui 8yun and C. F. Carlson as statisticians for the next session. Committee on Arrangements for next conference. - W. A. Noble,

28 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Alice R. Appenzeller, Kim Chong 00, Hong Soon Tak, Yi Ik Mo, Kim Young Syup, Chang Nak Do and Pyun Syung Ok were elected as a committee on arrangements for the next conference. Question 14.-0n motion of C. D. Morris, Kim Chyung Hyun was left without appointment after January first in order that he might attend school. Minutes.-On motion of C. A. Sauer the minutes of the afternoon session were approved without reading, the Korean and EDglis~secretaries to compare their reports of the same, and the English minutes were adopted as the official journal of the conference. Adjournment.-On motion of J. D. VanBuskirk conference voted to arljourn after" devotional services and the reading of the appointments. Bishop Welch addressed the conference briefly concerning the work of the coming year. After the singing of "A charge to keep I have", there followed a few moments of silent prayer. The appointments were then read. Bishop Welch pronounced the benediction and the conference stood adjourned sine die. The foregoing is a correct and official record of the proceedings of the nineteenth session of the Korea Annual Conference. President Secretary ~~~~~~~~~ 1} CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION I This is to certify that on Sundav. June 27th, 1926, I did ordain in Sang Dong (Mead Memorial) Church, Seoul, Korea, 1 the following as Deacons: Hong Hyung Choon, Kim Syung Tai. t Pak Say Pyung, Yi Chong Kwon, Yi Myung Cilai; and as Elders: Cho Sang Ok, Kim Yong Duk, Yi Chang Han.! { Presiding Bishop! ~~~-~~~

29 IV. Disciplinary Questions l.-(a) Is this Annual Conference Incorporated According to the & quirement of the Discipline? Yes. (b) What OJficers and Persons holding Moneys, Funds, etc., are Bonded, and in what Al1wunts, According to the Requirement of the Discipline? None. S.-Who have been Recei'lJed by Transfer, andfrom what Conference~ r None. 9.-Who have been Readmitted? None. 4.-Who have been Received on Credentials, and from what Churches '! None Who have been Received on Trial? (a) In Studies of First Year. Chee Choon Syu, Hwang Chee Han, Min Eung Sik, Pak Kui Chaon, Pak Kui Chyun, Yi Pyung Choo-6. (b) In Studies ot Third Year under the Seminary Rule. Cho Syang Moon, Hyun Syung Won, Kim Chi Myung Who have been Continued on Trial? (a) In Studies of First Year. None. (b) In Studies of Second Year. Cha Pyung Soo, Choi Chang Sin, Chyun Hyo Pai, Chyung Pong [k. Han Tong Kyu, Hong Syung Hwan (D), Hwang Heui Soo, Kim Chin Tak, Kim Chyung Hyun, Kim Kui Chyung, Kim Soon Chyul, Pak Chang Pin, Yi Kyum No, Yun Tai Hyun-14. (c) In Studies of Third Year. None. (d) In Studies of Fourth Year. Kim Soo Chyul-l. (e) Completed the course of study. Chyung Young Taik, Kang Tai Huei, Yi Eun Taik-3 '1.-Who have been Discontinued? Kim Pyung Po-I Who have been admitted into Full Membership? (a) Elected and Ordained Deacons this year. Hong Hyung Chao, Kim Syung Tai, Pak Say Pyung, Yi Chong Kwon, Yi Myung Chai-5. (b) Elected and Ordained Deacons previously. Cho Sang Ok, Kim K wang Sik-2.

30 202 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, (c) Eleeted to be Ordained elsewhere. None. (d) Ordained Deaeon, having been previously eleeted by-conference. None. 9.-What Members are in Studies of Third Year? (a) Admitted into Full Membership this year. Hong Hyung Choon, Kim l{wang Sik, Pak Say Pyung, Yi Chong Kwon, Yi Myung Chai-5. (b) Admitted into Full Membership previously. Pak Sun Chay-l. 10.-What Members are in Studie8 of Fourth Year? Han Tai You, Hong Syung Choo, Kim Syung Tai, Yun Pong Chin What Members have Completed the Conference Course oj Study'! (a) Elected and Ordained Elders this year. Cho Sang Ok, Yi Chang Han-2. (b) Elected and Ordained Elders previously. None. (c) Elected and Ordained Eldt~rs under the Seminary Rule. None. (d) Elected to be Ordained elsewhere. None. (e) Ordained Elder, having been previously Elected by-conference. ~ode'~. <f) Ordained Elder elsewhere under ~ur Election. Kim Chang Choon-I. (Rock River) (g) Not yet elected or ordained Elder. Kim Chang Nim, Kim Hong Chai-2. 1f.-What others have been Elected and Ordained Deacons '! (a) As Local Preachers. None. 19.-What others have been Elected and Ordained Elders? (a) As Local DeRcons. Kim Yong Duk-l. (b) Under MissionarJ Rule. None. (c) Elected by this Conference and Ordained elsewhere. None. 14.-Who have been left without Appointment to Attend One of our Schools 'I An Chang Ho, Kim Chang Choon, Kim Chang Nim, Kim Chyung Hyun (after January)~4..~ I

31 1926] DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS Was the Character of each Preacher examined 'I This was strictly done as the name of each preacher was called in open conference. IB.-Who have been Transferred, and to what Conferences r Hyun Soon, California, B. R. Lawton, Colorado. 17.-Who have Died '1 None. 18.-Who have been Located at their own Request? None. 19.-Who have been Located? Pak Young Chan-I. fo.-who have Withdrawn? (a) From the Ministry. None. (b) From the :\-Iinistry and membership of the Church. None. (c) By Surrender of the Ministerial Office. Kim Kwang Kook-I, ~1.-Who have been Deprived of the Ministerial Ojfice '! None. f2.-who have been permitted to Withdraw under Charges or Complaint8? None. 29.-Who have been Expelled? None. 24.-What other personal Notation should be made? Correct entry Kim Yong Syup transferred last year from ~ew York East Conference to read "full member, ordained elder " A. H. Norton Associate member withdraws because of retirement from the Mission Field. 25.-Who are the Supernumerary Ministers, and for what number oj years consecutively has each held this Relation? Pal{ Hyun II (1), Pak Sun Chay (2), Song Chang Hyun (1), Yun Sung Yul (8) Who are the Retired Ministers? D. A. Bunker, Kim Chai,Chan, Kim Chang Sik, Kwon Sin n, Song Seung Yong Who have been granted Leave of Absence? None. f8.-who are the Triers of Appeals? E. M. Cable, Choi Pyung Hun, J. Z. Moore, W. A. Noble, 0 Kui Syun, Alternates ;-B. W. Billings, Yi Ik Mo What is the Annual Report' of the Conference Board of Home Missions and Church Extension? The Conference has no such organization.

32 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, 80.-What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Foreign Missins? The Conference has no such organization. 81.-What is the Statistical Report? See the Statistician's Report. 82.-What is the Conference Treasurer's Report? See the Conference Treasurer's Report. 83.-(a) What is the Aggregate of the Benevolent Collections ordered by the General Conference, as reported by the Conf~rence Treasurer? $ l3s. (b) What is the Aggregate of the Benevolent Collections ordered by the A nnual Conference, as reported by the Conference Treasurer? $ J,..-What are the Claims on the Conference Funds? For Annuity distrillution, years multiplied by the Disciplinary rate of per years, $ For Necessitous distribution, $1,412, Total, $1, (a) Wha,t has been Received on these Claims? }i'rom The Book Concern, $657. From Annual Conference Investments, $8106. From the Chartered Fund, $ one. From Pastoral Charges, $141. From Board of Pensions and Relief, $362. From Other Sources, $8. Total. $1, (b) How has it been Applied? Necessitous cases ns abcve. 86.-What amount has been apportioned to the Pastoral Charges within the Conference, to be raised for the Support of Conference Claimanl;s? $ What amount has been paid by the Conference Treasurer to the Board of Pensions and Relieffor Connectional Relief? $ s there a Conference Sustentation Fund Society, and what is its Report? Plans are now under way for the organization of such a society, 39.-Where are the PrelJ..chers Stationed? See List of Appointments. J"O.- Where shall the Next Conference be held? Seoul.

33 V. A ppointnlents (THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE ALL IN KOREA, EXCI:!:PT THE MANCHURIA DISTRICT). Chemulpo District KIM CHAN HIWNG, Superintendent, (P. O. Chemulpo). H. D. ApPENZIl:LLER, District Missionary, (P. O. Seoul). Chemulpo, Choomoon, Kangwha, Kangwha, South, Kangwha, West, Kyodong and Sam San, Poochyun, Poopyung-, Sindo and Yungchong, Whado and Tukchuk, _ Yungheung and Taipu, Ch unan District Sin Hong Sik Kim Syung Tai Supplied by Ki:n Hyun Ho Pak Say Pyung Supplied by Ko Tai Hyun Pak Keu,i Chyun Supplied by Yi Cheun Kuk K won Syung Chip Yi Tong Eung Cho Syang Moon Kang Moon Ho. KIM PYUNG CHA!, Superintendent, (P. O. Chunan). F. E. C. WILLIAMS, District Missionary, (P. O. Kongju). Chinchun and Eumsyung, Hong Soon Ho Chunan and Chochiwon, Choi Syung M 0 Sung'whan, Kim Chai Heung Yeasan, _ Han Tai You Haiju City, First Church, East Gate, Haiju District KIM Yu SOON, Superintendent, (P. O. Haiju) HOtipital Evangelist, Haiju, East, Haiju, West, K wangyung Ongchin, Paikchun, Yunan, Yunpaik, East, Yunpaik, South, Yunpaik, West, 1m Eung Soon Supplied by Pak Kay Wha and 0 Hyun Kyung Hong Syung Choo. (Haiju Quarterly Conference) Supplied by Cho Ynn Yuh Supplied by Chang Tai Whan Supplied by Kim Tai Ho Yi Youn Young Hong Syung Whan Supplied t,y Kim Ung Hui Supplied oy Choi II Young Pak Keui Choon

34 206 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, Hongsyung District C. C. AMENDT, Superintendent, (P. O. Kongju). Chunyang and Poryung, Bongsyung, Syusan and Taian, Tangehin, Chyungsung, Kangneung, Oolchin, Pyunghai, Samchuk, Yi Chang Han 1m Chin Kook Yi Chong K won Cho Keun Young Kangneung District C. D. MORRIS, Superfntendent, (P. O. Wonju). Kongj u District Kim Chyung Hyun until January Yi Ha Young KimKui Chyung Hupplied by Whang Pyung Ho To be supplied C. C. AMENDT, Superintendent, (P. O. Kongju'). Kangkyungpo, Kongju, Kongju Circuit, Nonsan, Pooyuh and Kyungchun, Taichun, Manchuria District Han Chang Syup Pang Kui Hyun Kim Soo Chul Cho Chong Pum Yi Myung Chai Han TongKyu PAl BYUNG Sm, Superintendent, (P. O. Harbin). W. A. NOBLE, District Missionary, (P. O. Seoul). Changchun and Mukden, Barbin, Kirin and Akmokhun, Yungkotap, Han Kui Mo Pai Hyung Sik Son Chung Do Dong Suk Kui Pyengyang District J. Z. MOORE, Superintendent, (P. O. Pyengyang). C. F. CARLSON, Missionary jor East Section. (P. O. PyeIigyang). Chilsan, Chinnampo City, Sinhongni, Pisungni, Chungsan, Choongwha, Bamchong, Kangsyu, Yi Tong Sik An KyungNok Ban Yea Kyun and Yi Kyum No Supplied by Son Chan Sik Song Ik Choo Kim Chin Taik An Syuk Choon

35 1926J Kawongni, Kwangnangmang,. Pongsan, Pyengyang City, Chakwanni, _ Namsanhyun, Nihangni, Nudong, Pakkurri, Sinyangni, Samwha, Sariwon, Sinheting, Sinkai, Sooan, Syuheung, Toktong, APPOINTMENTS Pyun Hak Yong Supplied by An Young Kuk Supplied by Yi Kyung Sun Kim Hong Sik o Kui Syun Chung Chin Soo Chi Choon Syu To be supplied Yun Pong Chin Yi Chang Choo Whang Chi Hon Kang Sin Wha Supplied by Kang Si Pong Min Eung Sik Kim Young lio Supplied by Chung Chin Hyun Seoul District W. A. NOBLE, Superintendent, (P. O. Seoul). Changnai, Chongno, Chungkok (with teaching) East Gate, _ Chungdong, Kongdukni and Ahyun, Kungchungdong, Mead Memorial, (Sangdong) Miari, Syukang and Yumchang, Sinyongni, Wangsimni, Yongmori, Yunwhabong, Ansan, Chaiam, Namyang, Osan, _ Sakang, Suwon, Suwon District Kang Tai Heui Kim Young Syup Chang Nak Do Kim Euz{g Tai Kim Chong 00 Yi He Mo and Kim Yong Yul (Supply). Cho Sang Ok and Yi Eun Taik Hong Soon Tak Pang Chok Sin Kim Tai Hyun Kim Chi Myung Chyun Hyo Pai Pak Won Paik Supplied by Yi Pil Chu W. A. NOBLE, Superintendent, (P. o. Seoul). Kim Kwang Sik Supplied by Nu Pu Young Pang Hoon Hong Byllog Cboon.. Supplied by Kim Kyu Chul Song Teuk Hoo

36 208 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNJ:, Chaichun, Choongju, Hoingsung, Mokkei, Pyungchang, Tangyang, Wonju, Youngyul, C. D. MORRIS, Wonju District Superintendent, (P. O. Wonju). Supplied by Chyun Say Young Pak Young Suk Yun 1aiHyun YiPyung Chu ~upplied by Kim Yong Duk Supplied by Kim Yang Man Yi Chin Hyung Hwang Heui Soo Yengbyen District J. Z. MOORE, Superintendent, (P. O. Pyengyang). Chapa, Heuichyun. Kuchang, Pukchin, SiIlchang, Sinpyung, Taichun, Unsan, Yangduk and Maingsan, Yengbyen. Changhowon, Chunyang, Kwangju, Ochun, Tangmoru, Yichun, Yuju, Yichyun District Supplied by Son Chyung Wha Supplied by Yu Chong Hak Supplied by Yi Il Whan Supplied by Yu Doo Whan Kwak Choo Young Chyung Pong 1k Choi Chang Sin Pak Chang Pin Supplied by Yi Chang Keun Hyun Suk Chil G. M. BURDICK, Superintendent, (P. O. Seoul). Special Appointments Haiju Supplied by Kim Chang Hun Kim Hong Chai Kim Soon Chyul Supplied by 00 In Chyul Hyun Syung Won Won Yong Han Koo Syung Syu Lovisa-Holmes-Norton Memorial Hospital, Dr. Sherwood Hall, (Haiju Quarterly Conference) Kongju Christian Dispensary, Dr. Norman Found, (Kongju Quarterly Conference) Young Myung Higher Common School, F. E. C. Williams, (Kongju Quarterly Conference) Kim Soo Chul, (Kongju Circuit)

37 1926] APPOINTMENTS 209 Pyengyang Union Christian Hospital. Dr. A. G. And~rson, (Nihangni Q'larterly Conference) Woman's Bible School. Chu Kui Won. (Namsan Quarterly Conference) Seoul Chosen Christian College, B. W. Billings, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) A. E. Noble. (Changnai Quarterly Conference) Pai Chai Higher Common School, H. D. Appenzeller, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Severance Union Medical College, J. D. VanBuskirk, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Union Methodist Theological Seminary. E. M. Cable. (First Church Quarterly Conference) Choi Pyung Hun, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Pyun Syun Ok. and Acting Secretary for Board of Sunday Schools. (Kungchungdong QI18rtery Conference) Christian Literature Society, Cho Sang Ok, (Kungchungdong Quarterly Conference) Union Woman's Bible Training School, Chun Young Taik, (Changnai Quarterly Conference) Wonju Swedish Memorial Hospital, Dr. S. E. McManis, (Wongju Quarterly Conference) Yengbyen Yengbyen Higher Common School, C. A. Sauer, (Yengbyen Quarterly Conference) R. P. Alexander Missionary in Japan On Furlough J. V. Lacy, C. S. Deming. V. H. Wachs, A. L. Becker, W. E. Shaw Left Without Appointment Because of special disability, Yi Ha Young II, Cha Pyung Soo Missionaries not Members of the Conference Haij u District Lovisa Holmes-~orton Memorial Hospital, Dr. Marion Hall, (Haiju Quarterly Conference) Pearl B. Lund, (Haiju East Gate Quarterly Conference)

38 210 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNB, Kongju District Young Myung Higher Common School, Mrs. F. E. C. Williams, (Kongju Quarterly Conference) Mrs. C. C. Aniendt, (Kongju Quarterly Conference). Christian Dispensary, Mrs. Norman Found, (Kongju Quarterly Conference) Pyengyang District Union Christian Hospital, Naomi And~rson, (Sinyangni Quarterly Conference) Evan gelistic Work, Mrs. J. Z. Moore, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Mrs. A. G. Anderson, (Nihangni Quarterly Conference) Mrs. C. F. Carlson, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Seoul District Evangelistic Work, Mrs. A. E. Noble, (Changnai Quarterly Confe~enee) InBtrue~ors in Union Woman's Bible Training Sehool, Mrs. E. M. Cable, (Kongdukni Quarterly Conference) Mrs. J. D. VanBu~kirk, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Mrs. B. W. Billings, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Pai Chai Higher Common Schoo], Mrs. H. D. Appenzeller, Instructor in English, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Evangelistic Work and District Sunday Schools, Mrs. W. A. Noble, (Sangdong Quarterly Conference) Maud P. Keister, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer for the Hoard of Foreign Missions, (Chongno Quarterly Conference). Wonju and Kangneung Districts Evangelistic Work, Mrs. C. D. Morris, (Wonju Quarterly Conference) Swedish Memorial Hospital. Mrs. S. E. McManis, (Wonju Quarterly Conference) Yengbyen District Yengbyen Girls' Schools, Mrs. C. A. Sauer, (Yengbyen Quarterly Conference) On Furlough Zola Payne, Mrs. J. V. Lacy, Mrs. C. S. Deming, Mrs. V. H. Wachs, Mrs. A. L. Becker, Mrs. W. E. Shaw.

39 1926] APPOINTMENTS 211 Woman's Foreign Missionary ~oeiety Chemulpo District Medical and Public Health Work, B. Alfrida Kostrup, (Chemulpo Quarterly Conference) Chemulpo City, and District Day Schools, Jeanette Oldfather, (Chemulpo Quarterly Conference) Chunan, Hongsyung aud Kongju Districts Kongju District Evangelistic, Day Schools, and City Classes. Hongsyung and Chunan DIstricts Evangelistic Work, Alice R. Sharp, (Kongju Quarterly Conference) Young Myung Girls' School, Chunan District Day Schools, 'Kongju City Evangelistic Work, Ada E. McQuie, (Kongju Quarterly Conference) Public Health and Christian Dispensary, Maren Bording, (Kongju Quarterly Conference) Haij u District Evangelistic Work, Jane Barlow, (Haiju East Gate Quarterly Conference) Girls' School, L. Belle Overman, (liaiju Quarterly Conference) Kangneung and Wonju Districts Evangelistic and Educational Work, Maude V. Trisse), (Wonju Quarterly Confer4i'nce) Mrs. C. D. Morris, (Wonju Quarterly Conference) Esther J. Laird, (Wonju Q~arterly Conference) To be supplied Manchuria District Pyengyang District Pyengyang Bible SchooJ, Blind School, West District Work, Henrietta P. Robbins, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Pyengyang Bible School, East District Work, Margutrite English, (Nudong Quarterly Conference) Chung Eui School, Grace L. Dillingham, (First Church Quarterly Conference) A. Jeannette Walter, with Day Schools, (Chakwanni Quarterly Conference) Anna Choi (Nihangni Quarterly Conference) Saw Un Soak, (Sinyangni Quarterly Conference) Union Hospital, Elizabeth S. Roberts, (to September) Ethel Butts, (from September), (~inyangni Quarterly Conference) Dr. Hattie Kim (First Church Quarterly Conference)

40 212 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNBL Public Health and Baby Welfare Work, Edith F. Gaylord, (Nihangni Quarterly Conference) Medical Itinerating Work, Dr. Mary M. Cutler, (Pakkurri Quarterly Conference) Kindergarten Work, Mrs. J. Z. Moore, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Seoul District Ewha Haktang, Alice R. Appenzeller, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Jeannette C. Hulbert, (Mallichai Quarterly Conference) Edna M. Van Fleet, (Ahyun Quarterly Conference) Mary E. Young, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Marion L. Conrow, (Samchyungdong Quarterly Conference) Esther Hulbert (Chungkok Quarterly Conference) Myrta Stover. (Tonamni Quarterly Conference) Helen Kim, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Laura Yi, (First Church Quarterly Conference) pauline Kim, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Mrs. Alice Kim Jung, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Mrs. Yi Pok Sun, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Union Woman's Bible Training School, Mrs. E. M. Cable, (Kongdukni Quarterly Conference) Mrs. J. D. Van Buskirk, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Mrs. B. W. Billings, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Harris Memorial Hospital, Medical Class, and Extension Work, Dr. Rosetta S. Hall, (East Gate Quarterly Conference) Dr. Su Kyung Ahn, (East Gate Quarterly Conference) Dr. T. S. Hyun, (East Gate Quarterly Conference) Harris Memorial Hospital, Nurses' Training School, Elizabeth S. Roberts. (from October), (East Gate Quarterly Conference) Social-Evangelistic Centre, Blanche R. Bair, (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Helen Choi (First Church Quarterly Conf:rence) Yi Hyo Duk. (Chongno Quarterly Conference) Field Treasurer of W. F. M. S., Moneta J. Troxel, (Mapo Quarterly Conference) Literary Work, Mary R. Hillman, (Half time given to the C. L. S. for translation work), (First Church Quarterly Conference) Seoul Day Schools, Jeanette Oldfather, (to Se:ptember) Jessie B. Marker, (from September)

41 1926] APPOINTMENTS 218 Evangelistic Work, Seoul and Yichyun Districts, Jessie B. Marker, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Gertrude E. Snavely, (First Church Quarterly Conference) Yichyun District Work until Miss Marker's return, ~Irs. C. D. Morris Suwon District Evangelistic Work and Day Schools, Lula A. Miller, (Suwon Quarterly Conference) Yengbyen District Evangelistic Work and District Schools, Ethel Miller, (Yengbyen Quarterly Conference) Girls' Schools (Yengbyen) t Mrs. C. A. Sauer, (Yengbyen Quarterly Conference) On Furlough Mrs. W. C. Swearer, Lola A. Wood, Olive F. Pye, Ethel M. Dicken, Ethel M. Estey, Edith Royce, Hazel A. Hatch, E. Irene Haynes, Margaret 1. Hess, Mayme M. Rogers, Hanna Scharpff, Mrs. A. B. Chaffin, Charlotte G. Brownlee, Ada B. Hall, Elma T. Rosenberger, Harriet R. Morris. Marie E. Church, Dr. Rosetta S. Hall, (from Nov. 1).

42 VI. Reports Reports of the District Superintendents Chemulpo District KIM CHANG HEUNG, Superintendent, n. D. ApPENZELLER, District Missionary. The Chemulpo district comprises eleven circuits. Of these four are at present self-supporting, the remainder still drawing some mission funds for pastoral support. On next January first, four other circuits will become self-supporting according to recent decisions of their respective Quarterly Conferenc,es, thus leaving only three circuits still drawing-' mission aid. During the past year the Choomoon circuit has taken a new lease on life. For some ten years past due to the opium traffic of the place it has been a question as to the possibi~ity of keeping the church open, but during the last year through untiring prayer on the part of the women and of some of the young people of the church a real revival has sprung up and even many of the non-christian people have been touched thereby. At Poopyung a flood caused much damage rendering some three thousand people more or less destitute. We secured much help from the members of the Women's F'oreign Missionary Society in Seoul and especially through the efforts of Miss Kostrup and Miss Hillman we have been able to help these people much through the year. Chunan District KIM PYUNG CHAI, Superintendent, F. E. C. WILLIAMS, District Missionary. In briefly reviewing the circuits of this district we come first to Eumsyung, the eastern circuit, which although without a regular pastor has been so full of enthusiam that it is a growing circuit. The Chinchun circuit has a pastor, Cho K.eun Young who is zealous and who has so worked with his officials that many new believers have been added to the church rolls. Among these are two,new tithing members. Yaisan, the western circuit has devoted its energy to the securing of a new church building which has been practically completed. No Chai Min, the pastor of the southern circuit, Chochiwon, is devoting his energy toward the securing of funds for a new church building. Kim Chai Heung, the pastor of Sungwhan is 'a man of prayer, and his church has received marked spiritual blessings during the year. The Chunan church was formerly in a disturbed condition, but is now a peaceful and growing church and the fact that many of the members are business men of the town makes the financial condition very good.

43 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 215 Haiju District V. H. WACHS, Superintendent As we are about to leave for furlough we are tempted to look baek farther than to the beginning of this one year. The temptation to do so would be much stronger if by so doing we might be made to rejoice be. <;ause of the great gains we had made during that time. At the end of my first year on the district we had 1184 full members ; last year we reported 1171! Evidently we must look elsewhere if we are to have reason whereof to boast. In 1920 the pastors recp.ived. 58 % of their support from native sources. This last year seventy percent has come from native sources. In other words we are twelve per cent nearer self-support than was true in This is a larger gain than was made by the Conference as a whole, the average gain for the entire church being only 8.8%. During that time the incre~se in salaries actually paid on the Haiju district has increased by fifty percent. If the number of circuits had not been increased this same amount of money would make our church ninety percent self-supporting. Whether or not the increase in the number of preachers was a,factor in the increase in self-support is not easily determined. When I came to the district, from every quarter came the question, "When are we going to get the money we asked from the Centenary campaign?" It is the familiar story of how the world over many things expected of the Centenary campaign did not materialize. Haiju district, in spite of its disappointments, has little reason to complain, nor indeed is it complaining that it did not get its share. The church at Mason and the new boys' school at Haiju are direct fruits thereof. During my term on the district eleven church buildings have been erected, five of them within the last year. With the exception of the churches at Masan and Paikchun, they have all been erected on native funds supplemented by the generosity of Miss Barlow. The building at Tomarie is worthy of mention \ as a model in Korean architecture, the one at Takyoungtai is a good example of how a modern iron roof may be adapted to a Korean buiding, while the Gothic church in which our district conference was held is a building any American congregation might envy at the price we paid for it. I congratulate the pastor of this church on the devotion and sacrifice which turned defeat into victory and trust they will be furthen rewarde.d by seeing this beautiful building continually filled with devout worshippers. "We have before us a grave financial problem for the future. The sum actually given for self support last year plus what is available from mission sources this year would not support seven and one-half men. There are eleven circuits in all. There are four ll\ethods of solution possible. First the pastors 'may take this cut in missio~ funds and reduce their living t.o that of a coolie ; or the churches may assume the

44 216 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE entire mission cut by increasing their own self-support; or these two methods may be combined; or lastly we may reduce the number of pastors so that adequate salaries may be paid on the funds available. It is not according to my choosing that each year as I look over my. record of personal labors I find I have preached fewer sermons and' taught fewer Bible classes than in previous years.. My thought in coming as a foreign missionary in preference to remaininsr in America and helping to furnish the money to send others was that I had more ability as a preacher and teacher than as a financier. I am now tempted to feel that something has been put over on me as I find more and more of my timt' taken up with financial problems. A t the retreat held with the pastors in the unoccupied mission residence in September the preachers requested that the first Quarterly Conference be held in much the same manner as heretofore. Accordingly we held evangelistic services the first evening, followed by a sunrise prayer meeting the next morning. Then at ten o'clock we held the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, followed by silent prayer. The afternoon session opened with 11 testimony and prayer meeting, after which the business of the conference was transacted. Evangelistic services were held again in the evening, and another sunrise prayer meeting the next morning concluded the serice after which we proceeded to the next circuit. In this way it took about twenty-five days to make the rounds of the circuits. Whang Chi Hyun the assistant pastor at East Gate church Haiju, made the rounds of most of the circuits, COBducting the evening evangelistic and morning prayer services. One of the things on which we Methodists pride ourselves is the fact that we have so few meetings as missionaries to transact business, seeking to perform almost no business actions except in cooperation with the Korean church. There are however many things which we as missionaries have in common and we have as a result been holding retreats for missionaries each autumn. It was my privilege this year to attend the one held in Pyengyang, and to preach to the missionary com munity in Pyengyang. I mention this because it is a privilege which has come so seldom during the years I have spent in Korea. No work on the district has been so hard hit as has that of the Haiju boys'school. This is a registered common schoo), with but three sources of income, tuition, mission aid and private SUbscription. While the tuition is fixed at one yen per month when all other schools of the city cbarge only sixty sen, yet even this tuition rate can give only about half the necessary income. The mission appropriation has been entirely cut off and local subscriptions have as yet never developed. However we are not as yet going to close our doors on 282 boys and thus close the institution that has the largest growth of any on the district. Six years ago we had only seventy boys.. We are glad to welcome to our missionary group Drs. Sherwood and

45 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 211 Marion Hall. We are sorry that we shall have to leave on furlough so soon after their arrival. They will need the prayers of all those who wish them well, for the difficulties which they will face will be enough to discourage even the most courageous, coming as they do at a time when falling mission income prevents any possible improvement in equipment of the institution., The fellowship with the missionary group has been all that could be asked. Miss Overman has tactfully and industriously handled the many annoying problems connected with the choosing of teachers and administering the school. Miss Lund has been giving herdelf unreservedly to the work of caring for the sick and has done wonders in nursing ~long the anaemic finances of the hospital. And the report of Miss Barlow on the number of country classes in which she has taught this year will make some of the rest of us think we have not done much. Bongsyung District KIM Yu SOON, Superintendent, C. C. AMENDT, District Missionary. This three year old district is gradually developing and while the report of the accomplishments here may not seem much to some of the older districts they show development and promise hetter things i'or the future. The first thing I would like to report for the year is the deepening experience of the power of prayer that has come to the churches of the district. Many of our Christians are new and they have prayed formal prayers as in their old religions, but this year there has been special discovery of the real power of prayer in cleansing the personal lives of" the Christians and in building up the Kingdom of God in the community. With this recognition of the power of prayer to cleanse and save has come a new sense of responsibility to others. In many churches daylight prayer meetings have been continued since the first of the year and to show that th~ fruitage is not merely a deeper introspection one such church, Kal San, has within this year organized four new prayer groups with a total enrollment of sixty new believers. One of these new groups is at the rail road town of Sapkyo, one of the most important places in this section and while the local leaders from Kalsan have especially done the preaching there this place has been the subject of special prayer by many churches of the district. There are twenty believers meeting there now and the promise for the future is great. There has also been a marked recognif ion of the character and trustworthint:!ss of Christians by the outside society. As an example of this is the experience of two of the members of the Hyokyo church. With no special security they went to the local Loan Association to secure funds for their farming. They had heard that even the rich meq of the com~unity had been un~ble to secure ~or'e than one third of thei~

46 218 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNB; askings so they asked three times what they hoped to get. Imagine their surprise when all they asked was handed to them with the explanation it was because they were Christians and the Association was sure that -they could be trusted. While others in this valley have had a hard year our Christians have been prosperous and have even built a new church which is regarded by their neighbors as little short of miraculous. The pastors of the Poryung and Chungyang circuits have spent a good part of the year in the Seminary and while the work has suffel'edsome, things are now in good shape. The Chungyang church has beerl repaired, and at Taichee a building which was formerly a police station has been secured for a church. Taichun, the head of the Poryung circuit is a very important place for it will probably become the seaport for a1l this section and the rail road will make connections. Weare fortunate in having a good church there and we confidently expect it to become one of the most important in the district. Sawsan is probaby the largest circuit in Korea. A glance at the map with its irregular coast line and the large Island of Anmindo will explain this. Thanks to the diligence of the pastor, Yi Chang Han the work is in good shape and a fine new work is developing on Anmindo. Tangchin circuit is nearly as large but with the exception of 6several of the churches the wurk has not progressed as it should. The.Hongsung circuit under the able leadership of Han Chang Syup is large and healthy. Several new churches have been built and the churches are entirely self-supporting as to the pastor's salary. An examination of the statistics will show a healthy growth in every department of the work. We have more men, money, and a better spirit than ever before. but as yet the barest beginning of the Master's work has been made in this largest and newest district of our church in Korea. Kongj u District C. C. AMENDT, 3uperintendent. The first event of importance of the Conference year was the all Korea Student Young Men's Christian Association conference in Kongju last August. All the preachers of the district and several from the Chunan and Hongsyung districts were present for all the sessions and we all gained new vision and new inspiration as we watched these students from all over the peninsula fearlessly "face the new day with Jesus", for such wa.c; the slogan of their conference. At the close of the Y. M. C. A.conference the pastors of the three districts met for several days at Tong Hak Sa, a beautiful temple in Kay Ryung San f,or prayer and counsel. Plans for district Bible classes and evangelistic campaigns were comple~ed and we came back to the beginning of the laill work refreshed ll body and in spirit.

47 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 219 Evangelistic c:ampaign.-in accordance with plans made at Tong l{ak Sa, the first half of Oct.ober was given to special evangelistic preaching in non Christian villages. Similar campaigns were also conducted in the Chunan and Hongsyung districts. One immediate. result in the Kongju district was the enrollment of 188 new believers and the establishment of five new prayer groups. The work was supported by popular subscription in the churches and helped to quicken the spiritual life of the whole distl'ict. Of course not all of that original group of new believers are now attending services but many are and four of the five groups seem well established. Gains.-Partly as a result of the above mentioned evangelistic cam.. paign the number of new believers reported this year is 389 against t year. There has been an increase of ten percent in pastoralsupport and nine percent increase in the money raised for all purposes. This is the first year to my knowledge when all the annual conference benevolences are paid in. full. This is due in part to the wise plan adopted by the last annual conference of pro ratin~ conference expenses thus distributing the burden more fairly among the strong and weaker churches. Bible classes. -In addition to the usual district class, this year has seen an emphasis upon the local classes of which thirty were held on the district with a total attendance of one thousand. These classes have helped the spiritual tone of many of the smaller groups New churches.-there are many new church buildings on the district this year. At Ryun San the church has been completely rebuilt, practically doubling its seating capacity, snd is now ready for dedication free from debt. At Sengmit the people have purchased a Korean house which is being remodeled for church purposes. The same is true at Soochun, one of the new groups organized since the last conference. A small gift from America will help to make possible a new church at Fein where we have another new group. The way in which we got our c'hurch in Sin To An is I think without preceden.t in Korea. There are said to be about thirty-nine differ ant faiths being propagated in Sin To An including about ten varieties of Christianity. One of these groups, disillusioned as to the speedy return of Christ in bodily form to dwell in Kay Ryung San and anxious to get back into the regular church again besought us to take over the group, building and all. Cho Moksa from Nonsan and Han Moksa from Taichun have each visited them once a month and they are advancing readily except that they are au desperately poor as are most of the people in that section. - In addition to the new churches mentioned above extensive repairs have been made in Kongju, Wangchon, Kangkyungpo, Pooyuh, and Taichun. Schools.-The schools are in about the same condition as last year. The Kyungcl:lun school is still a "kansyupso" or unrecognjzed schoo],

48 KOREA ANN!AL CONFER.ENCE [JUNE, and at Kangkyungpo they are still holding on without mission help. They have a record entering class and are more hopeful than last year. The high shool at Kongju because of financial difficulties is teaching only the first three years and is sending the fourth and fifth years to Pai Chai and Kwangsung. The schools will be reported in full by Mr. Williams, so I merely mention here the great need of in.~r~ased appropriation for the high school. Miss Hatch the principal of the girls' school in Kongjll is on furlough and during her absence the work is being efficiently directed by Mrs. Williams. Medical work. -The medical work continues to be very encouraging. Both Dr. Found and Miss Barding have continued their plan of medical itinerating and have brought medical relief to hundreds who could not or would not have come to a hospital. A Ford truck equipped as a travelling dispensary would be simply invaluable for this work and such.a gift is being sought. The need of a hospital becomes more acute. If we could only have a small hospital for children, with an obstetric wing the work could be so much more effectively done even by the presen t staff plus a couple of nurses. Such a hospital would work in a field practically untouched by the local government hospital. The triumph of the year in the medical work is the completion of a new building for the infant welfare department. This department has long siuce out~rown its (larfow little foam and beginning one year ago Miss Barding met once a week with the nurses and Bible women for definite prayer for funds for a new building. In direct answer to this prayer one man gave $1,500 for this project, exactly the sum needed. The building will be dedicated in the next few weeks. Personal labours.-the routine work of the superintendent has included one hundred and twenty-five days of in tin e rating, teaching in five Bible classes,_ and preaching ninety-five times. In closing I would like to express my sincere appreciation of the fine spirit of devotion and co-operation shown by all the preachers and Bible women and by my fellow-missionaries in tbe station. Pyengyang District J. Z. MOORE, Superintendent' Many years ago during the absence of the w~iter when division of territory was accomplished between the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches in Korea, the territory of the MethodiHt Church here about Pyeng Yang was left scattered like the islands in the south seas. The great blue ocean here is the Presbyterian territory and.a few small. islands the Methodist territory. Just why this was done no one seems to know. However in this bit of territory we have about one-fourth of all the results of the work of our church in all Korea. The Pyeng Yang West District is entirely self-supporting so far as local upkeep and Pastor's Salaries are concerned.and is the only district of that kind in

49 19l!61 DISTRICT SUPERI~TENDENTS 221 Korea. so far as our church is concerned. Pyeng Yang has one-.fourth of the total membership. Pyeng Yang gave one-third of the total Conference Collections and'more than one-third of the total amount collect-=d on the field. In other words if this bit of territory was cut out of the Methodist Episcipal work in Korea from 25 to 40 percent. of the results would be cut out along all lines. Compared with the work in hand we have by far the smallest percentage of missionaries of any of our work in Korea. This means the work is already being done by the Koreans themselves. The missionaries give what help they can all along the line. As yet a beginning haf scarcely been made w hen we think of the some 98 percent of the people who are not yet Christian. The District is divided into 22 circuits with from one to eight churches each. There are 25 Pastors and Assistants. All but three were at the work appointed all year. The Pastor is the key man. The Church must support him or it can not be a strong and growing church. Out of the 22 circuits on the Pyeng Yang East and West Districts all but 5 are entirt'ly self-support Ing. These five circuits in the mountains of Whang Hai Province pay from one-half to two thirds the total. The entirely self-supporting circuits have made by far the finest record of the year. The total for Pastor's salaries for the year was Yen 16,328. Of this amount Yen 1,100 was mission money. This is about 8% mission and 92% self-support for the two Districts. A few circuits have had a hard time to collect the salary but as never before the amounts were paid in full and paid regularly every man tho The total offering for the Korean Home and Foreign :\lissionary Society was Yen 1, This was a good increase over last year. It was Yen 1321e8s than the apportionment. The total for all Conference collections was Yen 2,~ For building new churches, schools and parsonages Yen 14,800 was spent. This in spite of the fact that 1 was not able to help with building at all on account of having assumed $ 4,000 for the year, on account of the cut, for the regular monthly budget. The total collected for all purposes outside school tuition was Yen 84,606. This is an in'crease of Yen H,282 on last year. There has heen some study of financial plans and not a few vi our churches are now using the budget system with weekly collections. At Thanksgiving time large offerings are made for missions and other objects. These offerings are not only in money but offerings of grrin and goods. Last Thanksgiving Sunday morning I drove to our large church at Kangsyo, a county seat town. As I approached the town I passed so many people with bags of grain on their backs I took it for granted it was market day. On arriving I was surprised to find no signs of the market. On entering the church I saw some t.hree hundred Yen worth of rice and other grain piled about the pulpit. Then I rea1iz-

50 222 KOREA ANNUAL CONFEq,ENCE [JUNE,: ed all these people were not going to market but to church with their Thanksgiving' offering. Faith has expressed itself in individual and personal gifts as never before. At tsaijuri, away out by the shores of the Yellow Sea, we are building a three thousand yen stone church. The largest single gift is one of Seven Hundred Yen given by a merchant in Pyeng Yang, in memory of his sainted mother who went to heaven from the little thatched roof church there fifteen years ago. An aged widow, who is a widow indp.ed. build a neat little cottage on the church grounds at our Siny.angni church. The house is deeded to the church and she is to have the use of it her few remaining years here. At Namsan, our Pyeng Yang First church, the mother church of all, qne brother gave one thousand yen to move and re-erect an old Korean style mission home, and convert it into the finest Parish House on the District. This is used as the Children's Church on Sunday and through the week is in constant use for social and religious meetings. At Chilsan one woman gave a fine Communion Set and how her face beamed as we used this set at the last Quarterly Conference. Brother Ho a fine layman, at Ongunkie gave a gift of 120 yen for the Korean missionary Society. This is the largest individual gift SO far for missions in Korea. Several bells costing from forty to one hundred and fifty yen have been given by in,dividuals. One Class Leader at Synchunkol collected from his class gifts for a fine set of collection plates. The High Schools-One for Boys and one for Girls-have had their most successful year. With school strikes common throughout the country we have passed another year with no serious trouble. In fact neither of th~se schools have ever had a strike. This can be said of very few High Schools in Korea. The attendance at the Girl's school has increased from 190 to 252 which is away beyond the capacity of the building. Some sixty girls were turned away at the first of the school year for want of room. The Boy's school has a capacity of 500 but we now have 572 pupils and turned them away by hundreds at time of the entrance examinations. In the new class of 146 boys there were 25 non Christians. This is the smallest percent for several years and indicates that our High Schools are more and more being fed by our own Christian Primary Schools. Prof. Tuk Su Kim (A. M. Columbia) has been a tower of strength as Principal of the Boy's High school and as a general helper and advisor in all educational matters. The Primary Schools-41 of them with 4,179 pupils-prosper in spite of the cut after cut that has taken them entirely off the regular budget. Increased effort on the part of the Koreans together with the Special Gifts from friends in America in units of $ 125 each have made to live this most important part of the work. The Pyeng Yang City school now has 835 pupils-boys-with an annual budget of Yen 14,000. This school is entirely self supporting and, I am told by the head teacher every boy

51 1926] DISTRICT SUPER1NTENDENTS is in Sunday School on Sunday. Below these Primary schools we now have 17 kindergartens with 867 children. These are the hope of the future. Every church has its Sunday School and many of the Churches two or even three separate Sunday Schools, one for the men, one for women and one for the children. There are 146 Sunday Sehools with a total enrolhnent of 9,442. During the year two Sunday School Institutes have been held with fine results. There are 25 Epworth Leagues on the District with 938 members. Here we need some one either missionary or Korean to devote time and talent for development. Spiritual development and the inner strength of the church has been greatly increased by the annual Bible Classes, seasons of early morning prayers, and the following of Christ through tile last week of his days in the flesh. at Easter time. Bible Classes beginning with the District Class at New Year time, where some four hundred men from all over the District gathered for ten days of prayer and Bible study, were held in nearly everyone of the 90 churches. There was an attendance of 6,245 at these Clas~es. In many ways this is the most important week or ten days of the whole year. The early morning pra.yer meeting as developed by the Korean Church is a real contribution to world wide Christianity. Timed so as to close at day break these largely attended and deeply spiritual hours of prayer have been the new birth hour of many an individual Christian, and of many a discouraged church. Nearly every church has held one or more from one to bvo weeks. Some for a month and one church for six months without a break. At Easter time many of our churches held special Passion Week services with very splendid results. Just to see His sacrifice for the sins of the whole world is better than to discuss the theology of that sacrifice The statistical report will tell the whole story of our present following. Sufficient here is to say we have 4,402 adult members and a total enrollment of a little over 11,000. Our prayer is that they may not only be blessed but that they may be the leaven for the some 98% who as yet are not Christian. The year has been rich with His mercy. Our fellowship with fellow workers, anj with this people, so rich in spiritual content, among whom our lot has been cast, has been one of joy, and surely~.our lot has been cast in pleasant places. Our prayer is that with increasing self-support and with growing material equipment we may ever come with more: abounding spiritual power and blessing.

52 224 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, Seoul District W. A. NOBLE, Superintendent I t is much easier to report the incidents occurring in our work during the year than it is to mllke a report that really voices the life and spirit of these times. The seed that has been sown in Korea from widely different sources during the last twenty years is bearing fruit in the life of the Korean people. Some of it is Christian, some pagan, much of it political. It is not at all surprising that there is great unrest, keen questioning and racial irritability. The economic situation has in it such disturbing elements that all who are interested in our people and in the Church can not view it without deep apprehension. This has a bearing not only upon the spiritual life of the Church, but also upon the question of self-support. Where there has been an advance financially it should be regarded as evidince of spiritual life rather than the result of increased resources, except where c~urches have been helped by an adjustment of boundaries at the time of the last Annual Conference. Ten of our churches and circuits have recorded an increase in pastoral support in the face of increased financial difficulty and a propaganda against Christian giving. They are Chyungdong, Yongmori, Wangsimni, Changnai, Kongdukni, Sangdong, Kuchungdong, Aogai, and Yumchang. Only four circuits failed to make an advance, two of them suffered greatly from the August flood. The total amount raised for ministerial support was 10, which is above last year.. From January first financial help from the Board was withdrawn for use in other parts of the field with the result that the churches and the District Superintendent had to shoulder the whole burden. We have especially to thank Miss Skeer and Miss Packer of Newtown, Pa. Other friends have helped. B.ad there not been obligations in church and in other parts of the work we could have financed the District, both schools and the evangelistic work, in a satisfactory manner. The Aogai Church has been completed, thus, closing a struggle of nearly seven years. Most of the funds for this building carne from the the Tonowanda Church, New York, as their pledge in the Centenary effort. Work on the enlargement of the Chongdong Church is in progress. It will cost 5, Not only was this work necessary to meet the needs of the large congregation, but the building had been pronounced "unsafe" by an experienced architect which maae the work imperative. One thousand yen more is needed to meet the terms of the contract. The floods of last August ruined the Church building at 8acholi, Yenwhabong, circuit. The people had just repaired and enlarged the building. After the passing of the flood not only the church but the homes of

53 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 225 the people were scenes of desolation. Before the closing in of winter the church members had returned to their devastated homes and again repaired the Church. Now word comes from the authorities that all vilhtgers living in that low area must move their buildings to a more elevated section. This means that for the third time in two years the people must face the problem of building their church and this time a new site must be found and a building erected from the foundation up. Syokang and W:mgsimni Circuits suffered much from the floods as did also the Yumchang Circuit. At the latter point even the land of many farmers was swept away with their standing crops. The pastors, and many Church members engaged much of their time through the autumn and winter in relief work for the victims for the flood after the first struggle to meet the needs of Church members no discrimination was made between Christian and non-christian. About 4, yen was raised for relief besides great quantities of clothing and blankets from all parts of Korea,.Japan and America. Of this money about 3, was raised by the Woman's Club in Seoul, an organization of missionaries and non-missionaries. An equal amount was given the Presby. terians for like work. Hopes we entertained for building the Church at Changna'i tl1is summer vanished when help f'ililed us among certain friends in America. It is rather humiliating to point out to visitors this straw roofed hut as the Church that serves our Methodist students of the Chosen Christian College. It is refreshing, however, to add, "this building represents 900 Christian people who have their homes along the border of the College Campus". Samchungdong of the Chungkok Circuit have begun plans for building a new Church. Yichaiwon has completed a new Church building. The Union Policy Council has again endorsed the project to erect a union church at the center of the city, a building that will be not only a place for the gathering of large congregations, but an institution for centralizing Methodism in this land and possibly point the way for a. union of the two Methodist denominations in Korea. In spite of the low salaries paid to school teachers and the high standard demanded by the Educ~tional Department, thus increasing the running expenses, our day schools show an excellent record. Boys including the union school number 1,260 and girls number 1.640, total of 2,900. A Board of Control has been organized for the East Gate Boys' School and also for the Sangdong boys' school. This is a much needed departure from past methods of supervising these school interests. The financial situation in both the East Gate and the Syokang schools is one

54 226 KOREA ANNUkL CONFERENCE [JUNE, of our serious problems as we have no appropriation from the Board for that work. Revivals were held in nearly every Church of the District, and the pastors reported substantial gains. yet in the Annual Conference report there is a decrease in church followings. The annual apportionments made for benevolences has inspired a cleaning up of Church records. This has been going on for three years and aecountsfor the apparent loss. The number under instruction in Bible Institute Classes, outside the regular Sunday-school and church work was 1,256 men and women. The Southern Methodists joined 'with us for the second time in the general Institute work. An important event' of the year was the "Mott conference" held in the Chosen Hotel the last days of December. According to the request of that meeting, the Executive Committee of the Council of Churches and Missions called a meeting and taking up the recommendations from the Mott Conference decided to participate in the International Missionary Council and also appointed a Committee of fifteen members to make a survey of the Christian work in Korea. It was decided to send nine delegates to the proposed gathering of the International Council, election to take place next autumn. This, of course, concerns all Korea, but will h'ave a large bearing upon the work of the Seoul District during the coming year. The problem of entertaining the Central Conference of Eastern Asia which is expected to meet in the fall of 1927 has already engaged the activities of the pastors of the District. Plans for housing and entertaining many of the delegates have been worked out. I made two trips to Manchuria during the year. Touching the Question of candidates for that mission field, I have again to urge upon the missionary society to recommend for appointment only those volunteers who purpose to make it their life work. Constructive harmonious plans can be carried out only by men and women who give the field prolonged service. It is a hard field with many disappointments and deprivations, often mixed with fear of personal violence. Only spiritfilled men can meet this task. The basis of-expenditure of funds in this field will have to be carefully revised at this time. Either larger funds must be available or we will have t~ close out part of the work. It is ev.ident from reports that have come in from different parts of Korea that apportionments made by the last Annual Conference for the Manchurian work are not being fully met. If such is the case it will mean the closing of schools and the recall of pastors. We are glad to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Alden E. Noble, Doctors Sherwood and Marian Hall who have spent months with us before going to Haiju, Miss'Stover,Miss Troxall and Miss Laird. We bid bon voyage

55 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 22T to Dr. Becker and family, Dr. and Mrs. Deming, Mrs. Chaffin, Mrs. Rogers, Miss Rosenberger, Miss Brownlee and Miss Ada Hall and wish them a speedy return. It is not possible to write into a report the Spiritual achievements of our pastors and workers,-n~ more is it possible than is it for a farmer, by measuring his harvest of gr"ain. to tell of the forces of sunshine and rain that has filled his granary. Suwon District HYUN SYUK CHIL. Superintendent W. A. NOBLE, District Missionary The last year has seen increases on this district in both membership and in finances. The six circuits increased some five hundred yen in the amount given for self-support. Of the six circuits, Ansan, Namyang and Sakang will assume full self-support on next January, after which date only two circuits will still be drawing mission aid. The total increase in giving for all purposes totals more than fourteen hundred yen. Bought at a price.-in making such increases sacrifices have not been wanting. Some of the churches are especially poor and many methods are resorted to in order that the amount subscribed for the pastors' salary and for the missionary work in Manchuria may be paid. Some of the women have a small bag hanging on the wall marked with their name on the front. Each day as they prepare the daily meal one spoonful of rice is taken from the normal amount allotted for each person and placed in this bag. On Sunday the bag is sent to church emptied and returned to the owner. The church treasurer sells the rice and deposits the proceeds to the credit of the donor. Some of the women fast one or more meals each week in order to secure the amount subscribed for all purposes. New buildings.-for years the work of the Bible classes has been hampered because of there being no suitable dormitory facilities. Through the efforts of Miss Miller some sixteen hundred yen was secur~ ed and a new dormitory of twenty kan in size was completed last March. One of the smaller groups on the Ansan circuit having been without a church home has been under great difficulties until this spring when a twelve kan church was erected. This came as a bequest of one thousand yen by one of the members of that group. The Suwon church has long been too small and surrounded as it is by brick schools and being in itself neither Japanese, Korean nor American style of architecture is not a thing of beauty nor a joy. For some time the members of this church have been devoting a few minutes each day on the stroke of twelve to bow as the church hell rings and pray for the new church. Beginning last March several of the members agreed to buy as many bricks for the new church as possible each week,

56 228 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, at three sen per brick. The average number subscribing has been about one hundred sixteen and the average number of brick subscribed per week has been 155. With this start we believe that we shall see our new brick church within eight or ten years. Education.-We have only one boys' primary school and two girls' -primary schools on the district. The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society has decided that it can support the school at Namyang to March next only. Whether the local people will have the ability to carryon is still an open question. The girls school at Suwon is doing nicely and was recently registered as a primary school the ceremony taking place on May twenty-fil"st. The number of class-rooms being somewhat.deficient a new building will be begun thi.s summer. To bridge the stream in front of the school and make approach easier the local people have subscribed about six hundred yen. The boys school at Suwon is.continuing under financial difficulties since the withdrawal of mission funds but the enrollment is steadily growing there being practically -three hundred boys in attendance. W onju and Kangneung Districts C. D. MORRIS, Superintendent C. F. CARLSON, District Missionary After an unavoidably prolonged furlough we reached Korea the 1atter part of August, and as soon as possible got down to work. It was.after we left America that we received the word that we were reappointed to Wonju. We had been away so long that we rather feared we would have some trouble getting acquainted with the new conditions; but we did not find much difficulty, and after a short time we hardly realized that we had been away at all. We were certainly very glad to be back at our real task. As soon as we were settled Mrs. Morris and I started for the Kangneung district, and were away from home for twentysix days, during which we travelled some of the most mountainous territory I have seen in Korea. We were grateful for the signs of growth that we saw. Larger congregations and improved church conditions were evidence that there had been advancement during the time we had been on furlough. The warm welcome we received in every place added to the joy <of getting back. This journey, as well as others made since, enabled us to get acquainted with the problems, and render whatever service was possible. At the first quarterly conferences we made it the special objective of each circuit to try to raise at least one new group before the annual conference. While all did not reach this ideal some did, and in some cases new places of worship were secured. Pyung Pang Ni on the Yeungwol Circuit, and Tai Pyung Tari on the Wonju circuit have the con grega -tions housed in neat little churches. I believe that we can report the

57 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 229' largest number of new groups of any year since we came to this part of Korea. On the Kangnung District there have been no new buildings erected. Pyunghai has long and patiently waited for help towards a much needed new church, and we hope that such necessary assistance will soon be in hand. Chu Mun Chin-is in great need of a meeting place, but so far it has been impossible to secure anything suitable. Until we have such a place we cannot look for much growth in this important port. On the Wonju District the most noted work in church building has been at Kosuat on the Pyung Chang circuit. Although the congregation is small, and composed mostly of people with little means, they are now completing a building, with little help from outside, which will be worth between six and seven hundred yen. This is real heroism on the part of these good folks. Much of the work IS being done by. the members, and when lime was needed they dug out the stones and burnt it themselves. Such devoted people do thp. seemingly impossible, for I never dreamed that they could accomplish so much. They have certainly set a pace for the other churches on this district. This congregation at Chae Chun have the materials all ready to build, but are short about four hundred yen which they feel they must have before they can go ahead. We hope that this long waited for building can be erected without delay. The present building will be used for the kindergarten. Our Korean parsonages have often been a humiliation to us, so we have tried to secure more fitting residences for our faithful pastors Wonju has almost completed her new parsonage, which will be the most comfortable on all of the work. and will be one of the best in Korea. We have waited for years to see this done. The congregation years ago took up a SUbscription, and timbers were purchased, but there was not enough money to go ahead. However this spring another effort was made, and one of our busy official brethren, a leading mp.rchant, has given much time to overseeing it, and so has made possible for a reasonable outlay what would have been impossible without this unself -ish service. We wilj all be happy to see pastor Kim and his family so comfortably situated, and it certainly will be a satisfactio~ to the local congregation at last to have a parsonage that is creditable instead of the old one which was a humiliation. We hope soon to have a church in the important town of Tai Wha which is half way between Wonju and the east coast. The pastor and local friends are working hard to this end. On the Hoing Sung circuit the congregation at Suronomi is being resurrected. YearR ago there was a congregation there with a little building, but later practically au of the believers disappeared, and the church was sold. About thirty people are gathering now, and there is a movement to secure a modest building lot that will serve as a place of worship. On the same circuit the work at Whalkol is an illustration of what one devoted couple may mean

58 .:230 KOREA ANNUAL CONlt'ERENCE [JUNE. to the Lord's work. After I came to this part of the country I heard of "these people and as soon as possible planned to visit them. I found that the good brother had built a neat little building, in which. they observed.~trictly the set times of worship, as well as showing by daily life that they were real Christians. Later he came to the District Bible Institute that was held in Wonju, and when he saw.the class building he thought that if friends in America did this for KOI eans that he shoula do something for his own people. He went home and gave over his house for a -day school and church, and the family moved into the little building they had been worshipping in. Their former dwelling is now serving as day school and church, and every day about forty boys and girls meet for study, and as there is no other school within the reach of these children the local authorities are giving all the encouragement possible. Recently some government land that bordered on the stream that flows.by the town was given for a playground, and the neighbours have given the equivalent of 80 days of labor to clear and fix it up for this purpose. This shows how much the school is appreciated. On Sundays a congrej;!ation of about sixty meet for Bible study and worship. These humble.folks show how the Lord can use those who are willing to sacrifice for His work. The pastor at 'l'anyang, our newest work, has labored faithfully with hopeful results. At Moonmak a live colporteur now resides,.and will be a great help. For some reason the work has not grown as it should in that developing tuwn. We hope for better things now. The reports at District Conference showed that not nearly all of our.official members read the church paper. This is a source of great weakness which should be corrected next year. The outlook is not promising as our people, especially the official members, do not read the -church paper. Attention should also be given to the getting of our in.. ~reased literature into the hands of the people. I long to see our church.a reading church. I believe that the time has come when in addition to the faithful -work of each pastor to reach the individuals of his circuit, a time of.special evangelistic effort should be held for the deepening of the -experience of the believers, as well as for the ingathering of the non-believers. This of course should be preceded by a time of special preparation by the community, and should be followed up by Bible -classes and prayer meetings for the leading of the new seekers into a CODscious experience. No. district Bible class was possible on. the Kangnung district this 'year,. but plans are being made to hold such a class at two centers this fall. The distances North to South make it impossible to have one gen -eral class as on other districts. We held the Wonju District. clas!;!, Feb. 16th to 25th. We had the largest attendance in all of our history from. "'the country. About seventy ate,and slept in our little dormitory.. We

59 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 281 will have to plan for larger accommodations next year. The spirit of the class was most excellent. I never have taken part in a better one. One of the very happy experiences was the cordial invitation from the old friends in Yeng Byen to help in their district Bible class. I had not been there for a number of years, but as we had the privilege of being the first missionaries in that section we have always had a very deep interest, and it was a joy to meet so many old friends, some of them among the very earliest believers. Not only the Christians but the other friends joined in mak'ing the visit one long to be remembered. This year (1925) was the twenty fifth anniversary of our coming to Korea. The event was most cordially celebrated by both the Wonju and Yeng Byen districts. We did not feel worthy of all the good things said about us, but it was a joy to know that all felt so cordial, and we are sure the dear friends understand that we love them and are happy in, the privilege of working with them. We will be glad to be co-laborers for as many years of the second quarter of a century as the good Lord may see fit to give us. We regret the absence of any W. F. M. S. worker this year. The empty house has not been inspiring. Mrs. Morris has tried to keep the work going on both districts, but anyone who knows this field will realize the utter absurdity of one person trying it. Bishop Welch appointed Brother Carlson to work on the Hoing Sung, Pyung Chang, Yeungwol, and Tanyang circuits, and he has labor;.. ed faithfully with the pastors in the development of these large circuits. It was a joy to see the hospital open on our return, and Dr. McManis has won his way by his sympathy and professional skill. He has saved a number of lives, and there is an increasing appreciation of his services. Mrs. Carlson and Mrs. McManis have helped in the local work as they have had opportunity. One often hears our part of the country referred to as one in which the population IS sparse. It may be of interest to know the figures according to the last census. Wonju and Kangnung districts comprise eleven counties, and according to the official figures 01' the last census the population is 771,81~. For good health and the privilege of serving in this field 1 thank God, and hopefully face the future. Yeng By n District J. Z. MOORE, Superintendent Yeng Byen was formerly the Capital of North Pyeng An Province. Some years ago the capital was removed to the Yalu H.iver at the border and this town lost much of its importance. DurIng the last few years the town has shown signs of growth and is once more becoming a center of some importance. Nestled in the mountains the town is typical of the whole DIstrict situated in the mountains of northern Korea. Farm..

60 232 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE ing and mining are the principal industries and of late years Yeng Byen bas become one of the finest centers for sericulture in Korea. Everywhere one can see the people planting mulberry trees and at a certain time of year the munching of the silkworms is heard everywhere as they eat the leaves. Here we have two blocks of territory with some 400,000 people to work among. The town is 85 miles from Pyeng Yang and as the District Superintendent lives in the latter town there have been many trips 'back and forth. Thanks for the faithful Ford which always takes you there and brings you back. In the station live Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Sauer and their two little children and Miss Miller and Miss McQuie. Mr. Sauer has charge of the Junior High School connected with our mission work. The District is divided into ten circuits with from one to nine preaching places each. One circuit is so large that when the quarterly conference is held there are official members who walk 60 miles the round trip to attend. There are ten pastors half of whom are Annual Conference men and the others local preachers. On account of the cut one circuit has been discontinued. Not only should this be restored but there should be a new circuit formed out of the churches that have developed about Yeng Byen City. Until this is done neither the city nor the openings about the city can be given the attention they should. Of the ten circuits two only are entirely self-supporting so far as pastor's salary is concerned. The entire amount paid for pastor's salary is Yen 3,079. Just about half of the total is given by the local churches. The offering for the' Home and Foreign Missionary Society was Yen 430 which was the apportionment in full. The total for Conference collections was Yen 617 which was an increase over last year. Yeng Byen has been noted for years for paying her Conference apportionments in full. The total offerings for all items outside of tutition was Yen 10,945 or an increase of Yen 1,700 over last year. Two new church buildings have been secured during the year.. Several churches have.been repaired. At Sinchang, Heuichun and Taichun kindergartens have been opened. The local people have been very generous in helping these. That the Koreans are increasingly willing to make great sacrifice for their children is one of the great promises of the future. Yeng Eyen City made extensive repairs on their church, collecting locally some twelve hundred yen. Twice during the year extensive preaching campaigns were carried out throughout the district. As a result there has been a marked increase in membership, in church attendance and in all church activities over the enti';e district. There are thirty-seven churches, 1,441 adult members and a total enrollment of 3,300. This is not one percent of the

61 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 233 population. So little done, so much to do. Not yet can we stop our missionary efforts Lor our missionary giving. There are 66 Sunday schools with total enrollment of 2,846. Daily Vacation Bible Schools were held with great interest and profit in five places. In Yeng Byen City we have a Junior High Sch(}ol with a three year course. This is a small but very good school Being small and not having full classes from which to collect tuition makes the financial problem.all but impossible. Moreover the cut took away all regular mission support and for two years the school has been carried by special gifts re -ceived by various missionaries. Six thousand yen were thus provided this year but it seems impossible to keep this up another year. The Koreans themselves put 18,000 yen into the building of this school '1'0 withdraw the mission help now will not only kill the school but so hurt the name of the Methodist Church as to make it all but impossible for us to carryon our evangelistic work in that section. There is no other High School in all that part of North Korea. On this district there are only five church Primary Schools with a total enrollment of about 300. There are also four kindergartens and.several places wanting help with which to start them. These are always bright spots and help not only with the children bpt often lead the parents to Christ. The work on this district is well organized and no finer type of people -can be found in Korea. More Church papers are read per membership than any other part of the work we have a record of. There are large untouched towns and endless opportunities for new work ~had we but the workers and money. We pray for the time when Yeng Byen can have an evangelistic worker of her own. Yichyun District G. M. BURDICK, Superintendent The last annual conference had hardly passed when the valley of 1he Han- river was visited by the greatest flood in the memory of the oldest inhabitant. Portions of the Yichyun district fell within the course of the river's destruction. Two or three of the pastors were moving at the time and suffered much hardship. The Kwangju circuit was heavily hit, some of the villages being entirely swept away and extensive damage being done in the others. Crops were destroyed, farms buried under debris, and many lives iost. In the midst of this distress the generosity of the other churches of the.district shines forth brightly, --collections being taken in al1 our churches. Evangelistic campaigns. -At a meeting of the pastors last summer the district was divided for evangelistic purposes and beginning with October first groups of the pastors visited all but two of the circuits for.the purpose of holding evangelistic meetings. ;\lost of these meetings

62 KOREA ANNUAL CONFE~ENCE [JUNE, were attended by especially large congregations. In December, a theological student from the- Yeng Byen district, O. In Keun by name, held mp.etings for young people at seven points on the district. His work was especially successful among the young people and children. In March the Rev. Sin Hong Sik of Chemulpo lead a very powerful series of revival meetings at Yichyun. These meetings resulted especially in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on several members -of the church who yielded themselves to the Spirit's influence. In May under the leadership of the superintendent of colporteurs of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and assisted by the local colporteurs, several thousand portions of the Scriptures were distributed and evangelistic meetings held in Yichyun, Yeauju and Tangmoro. Growth for the year. -A study of the membership reports for the year shows a decrease in the number of members. On the other hand we can report an unusual financial growth. While we eannot claim that the so-called self-support basis upon which we entered last year gives an adequate living salary, yet beginning with last July three circuits, Yeauju, Tangmoro, and Yichyun became entirely self-supporting. Kwangju had voted to do likewise but the devastating flood already mentioned prevented. Nevertheless even this circuit made large increases. The total decrease in mission funds for the year was ahout one thousand yen, while the amount of increase in self-support was eleven hundred yen. The total increase in native contributions for all purposes is about one thousand four hundred yen. While we feel thankful over this substantial increase in a year of hard financial conditions yet we do not regard the money as the equivalent of the souls of men, and our rejoicing is chastened by a feeling of sorrow over the loss in enrollment. The new day in Korea. -The present is no easy time in Korea for carrying on the work of the Kingdom. At no other time in this superintendent's experience have the opponents of Christianity seemed so aggressive and persistent. Doctrines new to Korea, although not to the age-long history of Christendom, have permeated the thinking of large sections of the people especially of the student body. This is true to a considerable extent of ollr Christian students and occasionally among even our theological students some of the great doctrines of the church have been questioned. In this tij;ne of restless thinking we do not lose heart because like experiences in all lands and in all ages have worked to separate the wheat from the chaff. Nevertheless these conditions do make the work of our pastors more difficult. Religious education.-last summer very successful daily vacation Bible schools were held at Yichyun and at various points on the Ichun circuit. These summer schools resulted in bringing in a large increase of children into the Sunday-schools as well as the organization of new childrens' Sunday-schools in the various churches. Later on these same churches organized successful night schools and the growth of the

63 1926] DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS night school in Ochun resulted in the organization of a day school for the poor children. Another fruit of this daily vacation Bible School was the enlistment as teachers of three educated young men in the village who have now become active Christians and who serve as volunteer teachers in the night schools and help in the day school of that place. In the evening following the elora of the district conferenec at Yichyun Rev. Chyung In Hwa of the Korea Sundayschool Association gave a most instructive and inspiring address to the district leaders on the subject of religious education. In looking' forward into a new year's work several points of chief emphasis suggest themselves. If through lack of funds we must have few.er circuits and fewer pastors then the large number of local preachers and exhorters must be more systematically used. The pastors should see that no Sunday passes by without the assignment of these men to the leadership of church services. In this way no district need pass a Sunday without the leadership of either an exhorter or a local preacher. In the second place it is important that personal and family religion be better developed. Family worship is hardly beyond the beginning stage in most of our work. We also need an immediate campaign along the lines of personal purity and emphasis upon the sanctity of the marriage vows. The superintendent is preparing material along this line for the instruction of the pastors and young people of the district. The financial side offers many specific needs also. The year will require deep flacrifice and consecration. To work while God shall give us strength for the glorious accomplishment of this unfinished task, we the superintendent and pastors of the Yichyu n district hereby reconsecrate ourselves.

64 Reports of Conference Societies and Committees. Committee on Religious Education. Children's Day shall be the second Sunday in June. The collection -on this day shall bp. sent to the treasurer of the Annual Conference for the Board of Sunday-schools. Rally Day shall be the First Sunday in October. The collection taken -on this day shall be for the Korea Sunday-school Association and shall be forwarded to the General Secretary of the Board of Sunday-schools for _Korea. We request and urge the Korea Sunday-school Association to bend every effort to prepare a better grade of lesson helps for adults than has.been the case the past year. We recommend that teacher's training courses shall be graded and that Sunday-school institutes follow these courses of study. The Board of Sunday-schools will wherever possible send teachers for local Sunday-school institutes at the request of local' churches We recommend that this committee on religious education be superseded by a newly organized council on religious education to be composed of one delegate from each district and eleven delegates selected -at large. For thi3 council we nominate the following: (See list under,members of committees and boards page 177). This council shall especially prepare literature to further the religious educational program of our church. In this connection there is especial ne.ed of graded courses in Bible study for our schools from primary school to college. We nominate Pyun Syung Ok as treasurer of the Epworth League for the coming year. Board of Education. As to the petition from the Manchuria District asking for the establishment of a Bible school, inasmuch as we have no funds for that purpose the petition shall be referred back to the pastors of the district. As to the request as the status of the proposed Higher Common School on Kangwha Island we recommend that in view of the present financial stringency we reply that no hope can be held out for the establishment of such a school. As to primary schools in general several queries have been made which we recommend answering as follows. As to method of dealing with students who do not pay tuitiun f~eti we do not feel that as yet any general recommendation can De made and we refer the matter to school authorititls conct:!rned i as to the relation of the pastor tt) the local scheol where circumstance make it feasible he may be the principal. but he should under all circumstance oe ex-officio a member of the board of control of the sctlool ; 'as to the employment of non-christian teachers in

65 1926] REPORTS 287 our primary schools we recommend the continuance of the policy adopt. ed in 1924 of not employing such teachers. In order to standardize the methods of organization and control of our primary schools we recommend the appointment of the fonowing committee to draft a set of rule~ and regulations for organization and guidance of such boards of control: MiBs Alice R. Appenzeller, Miss Helen Kim, Hong Soon Tak, Sin Hong Sik. We nominate the following as members of the Board of Trustees of our several educational institutions: Chosen Christian College, Kim Tuk Soo. Pierson Memorial Bible School, Pyun Syung Ok, Cho Sang Ok. Union Methodist Theological Seminary, Kim Chan Heung, Kim Chong We recommend for study abroad the following students: Kwak Chin Kun, age 23, widower, Rpecialize as teacher in sociology and economics. Chung II Heung, age 22, unmarried, to specialize in theology. Kim Kyung Syup, age 22, unrnarrried, to specialize in agriculture and rural work. Chyun Young T~ik, age 32, married to specialize in theology. Chang Ok Moon, age 23, unmarried, specialize as teacher in. sociology.. Committee on the State of the Church. The present age in Korea is one of change and requires insight and discretion on the part of pastors. Especially is it true that there are many opponents of Christianity. However these should not be regarded as enemies; on the other hand we urge every pastor that he prayerfully consider every possible means of winning these who seem to oppose us. Our laymen in particular, being ignorant of the doctrines and discipline of the church are often influenced by those unfriendly to the best interests of the church to commit unseemly actions. Let every pastor be mindful of the dignity and worth of his laymen, and let him in patience so instruct them that they shall qe brought into hearty cooperation with the program of the church. Let every pastor carefully consider plans to meet these two perils of the present day as well as any other special difficulties facing the church and report any recommendations to this committee at the next session of this conference. Committee on Conference Expenses. In the presentation of expense bills by those in attendance upon sessions of the annual conference. fares shall be computed at thirdclass rates on trains; board shall be paid for at the rate of one yen per day.

66 288 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JU(I;.8, All those who are actually in charge of circuits are to have their,expenses thus pro-rawd whether or not they be members of this conference. Home and Foreign Missionary Society. As the budget of the year we recommend a total of eight thousand yen, three thousand of which is estimated as coming from the Board of Foreign Missions, four thousand from this society, and one thousand from the Manchuria district. Of this amount five hundred yen "shall be paid for the erection of a parsonage at Sariwon, the remainder being devoted to work within the Manchuria district. Committee on the Collection of Missionary Funds. (Special Report lif Home and Foreign Missionary Society). 1. Collections for the Missionary Society shall be made on Thanksgiving Day and there shall be special prayer meetings held for one week prior to Thanksgiving Day in preparation thereof. The Collection received on that day shall be forwarded to the Treasurer without delay. 2. The amount of ~ 0, shall be apportioned for the Manchuria work. It shall be apportioned to each Church by the District Superintendents on the basis of Membership and. probationers, but the announcement to the congregations may be made without reference to,such basis. 3. The work in each Circuit in Manchuria shall be assigned to some church or circuit in Korea but the home church shall send all funds through the Society Treasurer. The home churches shall be kept in -constant touch with the work by correspondence with the workers in Manchuria. The amount of money expected from each church or circuit will cover the annual expense of the work with which correspondence is being conducted, such expense being determmed by the Missionary Society at the meeting of the Annual Conference. 4. The apportionment made by the district superintendents shall be collected through a committee on missions. appointed by the Quarterly Conference. Committee on Benevolences. The total of the apportioned benevolences shall be fixed at fortyseven sen per member and probationer of each church to be subdivided as follows: Home and Foreign Missionary Society 32 sen; Salary.of District Superin cendents, ten sen ; ~alary of Bishop, one sen; Confere~ce Claimants, one sen; East Asia Central Conference Expensestwo and three-tenths sen; Genera.l Conference expenses, one-half sen;..korean Federal Council, two-tenths sen. While this apportionment is

67 1926] REPORTS 289 made by the district superintendent on the basis of membership as above, the announcement to congregations may be made without such basis. The collection taken on Easter Sunday for our hospitals must be sent with other benevolences to the Conference treasurer, unless receipts from th,e district hospitai for the amount paid are presented. Board of Conference Stewards. We recommend the following payments to conference claimants for the ensuing year: To Kim Chai Chan, thirty yen per month; to Kwon Sin 11, Kim Chang Sik and to the family of Pak Syuk Hoon, twenty-five yen per month; to Son Seung Yang, and to the families of No Si Uhwa, Kim Kwang Sik, Pak Pong Nai, Chyun Tuk Kui and Hong Soon Ha t~enty yen per month. To Son Chang Hyun three hundred yen and to Pak Hyun II two hundred fifty yen to be paid in a lump sum. Conference Temperance Society. We again renew our request to the Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals for the appointment of a secretl:l.ry for work in Korea; we also request a grant of five hundred dollars for furthering the work of temperance in Korea. We urge upon all pastors the keeping of Temperance Sunday, the first Sunday in February and remind them that the collection taken on that Sunday should be promptly forwarded to the treasurer of the Society, Rev. Kim Chong 00. We further request those in charge of all Bible classes to use every effort to further the work of temperance in said classes. As the committee to prepare suitable programs for the observance of Temperance Sunday and to prepare leaflets furthering the organization of branch societies we designate 1m Chin Kook and An Syuk Choon. Committee on Evangelism. Where pastors are employed as teachers of Bihle or other studies in seminaries, Bible schools or other schools, the permission of the district superintendent and of the local church should first be secured. Each pastor shall prepare a program for the local preachers, ex horters and class leaders so that each may have a definite assignment for Sunday and mid-week servjces. We believe that an evangelistic program for the church should in. elude daily Bible reading and prayer for every member of the church, the continuance of family prayers and of day-break prayer meetings; the holding of Bible classes in each church each spring and autumn; and the earnest cooperation of every member of the church in personal work.

68 240 KOREA ANNU AL CONFERENCE [JUNE, We believe that every effort should be made to strengthen our weaker circuits, even though this involve the necessity of combining some of them into larger groups. Attention is called to paragraph 323 of the Discipline and each Quarterly Conference is reminded that at its session prior to the meeting of this Annual Conference it should make an estimate of pastoral support for the ensuing year and report same to the district superintendent. There shall be organized in each district a department of evangelism which shall seek to place a local preacher in localities having at present no local church organization. In order that the great financial burden under which some of our pastors are laboring because of inadequate support may be lightened we recommend that wherever possible steps be taken to enable pastors in the weaker circuits to become partly selfsupporting either through some form of agriculture or other trade or profession. District Conference Reports. The committee having examined the reports of the various district conferences reports that the following reports are satisfactory; Kangneung, Wonju, Haiju, Yeng Byen, Pyengyang, Suwon, Chunan, Chemulpo; while the reports of Manchuria, Yichun and Hongsyung DiHtrict involve no irregularities the style of writing and method of expression is defective; no report was received from the Seoul District it being understood that it is in the press. In e~amination of the proceedings of the Kongju District we find a proposal to discontinue the District Conference and we raise the question of the legality of such a proceedure. Society for Retired Local Preachers' Relief. Payments to the following claimants are authorized for the ensuing year: To Chang Choon Myung twenty yen per month; To daughter of Yi Wha Paik the sum of fifty yen; To No Chai Min, Yi Kum Pum, Chong Soon II, Kwak Chyung Sung and to the family of Song Heui Pong the sum of seventy yen each. We call attention of the pastors to the fact that one-third of the Christmas offering is to be allotted to the work of this society and urge upon them the necessity of sending this collection promptly to H. D. Appenzeller, treasurer of the society. At the Christmas season a notice shall be put in the church paper and also sent to each pastor calling attention to this matter and urging hearty cooperation. We also recommend that four persons, including the president and secretary of this Society be a'ppointed a committee by the annual con-

69 1926] REPORTS 241 ference to suggest necessary changes in the constitution of this Society and report to the next annual conference. (This committee consists of C. D. Morris, Kwon Syung Chip, Kim Chong 00, Chyun Chin Soo Editor). Confe,rence Trustees. The conference trustees report the completion of the Conference -Corporation hy official registration during the last conference year. Date of application for formation of corporation, April 25, Application granted, May 7th, 1926 as number 74, under department oof Religious affairs. Officially registered, May 24th, 1926 as Number 66. Committee on Resolutions. Whereas, Bishop Welch and his good wife have safely returned to us from their recent trip to the United States, and Whereas, Bishop Welch has again presided over our Annual Conference with patience and efficiency, and has entered into our problems with great sympathy and brotherliness and has greatly helped us by his practical spiritual messages, Be it resolved, That we do assure Bishop and Mrs. Welch of our love and confidence and do hereby promise them that we shall remember them in our prayers that they may have health and success in all their journeyings and labors. Whereas, Mr. Yoo Man Kyung and Mr. Hong Syung Mo of the Department of Religious Affairs of the Government-General of Chosen have brought to us greetings, Be it Resolved, That we felicitate these Christian leaders on their services to their countrymen. Whereas, after eighteen years of faithful and efficient service in Korea Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Norton now feel that health and other reasons make it wise for them to retire from the work here and to return to America, Be it resolved, That we assure them of our deep gratitude for these many years of service in Yeng Byen, Haiju and Seoul, and of our continued prayers' and good wishes as they go to their new field of labor. Whereas, Rev. and Mrs. D. A. Bunker have now finished forty years of service for the Korean people and will in a few days retire from active work, and Whereas, by their gracious spirit and faithful work they have won a 1arge place in our hearts, Be it resolved, That we do hereby congratulate them upon the completion of this, the longest period of missionary service in the history of Protestant missions in Korea, and that we assure them that we shall pray that God's richest blessings may rest upon them throughout the ~coming years and that at the end of life's journey they may hear the

70 242 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, Master's "Well dene good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy" ()f thy Lord." Whereas, two young men born in Korea, Dr. SherwGod Hall and Mr. Alden E. Noble have recently returned to Korea to take up active service, each accompanied by an excellent wife, and, Whereas, Miss Maud P. Keister, Miss Esther J. Laird, Miss Monetta Troxell, and Miss Myrta Stover have also come during the past year to strengthen the missionary force of our church, Be it resolved, That we extend to these new workers our heartiest welcome and most sincere good wishes for all their future service in Korea. Whereas, our brother, Song Teuk Hoo has been recently bereaved by the death of his father, who for mnny years was a preacher of the Good News in Korea, Be it resolved, That we extend to brother Song our sincere sympathy in his great bereavement and that we shall pray that the God of all comfort shall so comfort him that he may be able to comfort those who are in like bereavement. Whereas, fraternal delegates from the Presbyterian and Southern Methodist Churches as well as many other visitors and friends have brought us words of greeting, Resolved, that we do thank these visiting brethren for their expression of good fellowship aud assure them of our desire of hearty cooperation in those matters pertaining to the Kingdom. Recommendations of Council on Policy. Committee on Exhibits. We recommend that each church and district prepare graphs or charts to show growth, increase and decrease, over a term of years for the following items. (1) Number of full members and probationers. (2) Number of Sunday-schools; Sunday,..school enrollment. (3) Number of Epworth Leagues; membership of same. (4) Missionary societies, with membership. (5) Night schools with enrollment, (6) Growth in self-support. We recommend that each school prepare special exhibits for use at various conferences; that the Woman's Christian Temperance Union be asked to prepare an exhibit of its work; and that an exhibit showing our work in Manchuria be prepared; that pictures of churches, schools. hospitals be made for exhibit purpose,s. Committee on General Reference. Concerning the use of church buildings, where non-christians ask for the loan of a church building if the gathering be of such nature as not to interfere with Christian customs or with the holiness of the build-

71 1926] REPORTS 248 ing it shall be loaned; if the nature of the meeting is such as to be a detriment to the spiritual life of the church the request for a loan should be refused. Concerning a library for pastors, we recommend that oi,l one Sunday in each year a collection be taken in each church for this purpose and that a library shall be established on the district for the use of pastors. Medical Committee. On Easter Sunday a special collection shall be taken in each church and sent to the hospital of that district. In case of sickness in the family of a minister he shall report to the district superintendent who shall consult with the. head of the local hospital and if possible they shall deduct one-half the medical charges. Hospitals are requested to aid in charity work to the extent of deducting one-half the charges in the case of the poor.

72 Reports of Institutions. Union Methodist Theological Seminary. E. M. CABLE, President. The Seminary has closed another successful year. Last March a class of nineteen men were graduated of which four were for the English Course. These were the first fruits of the English Course. The average attendance for each term was seventy and of these, sixteen were in the English Department. We were not able to receive any new students in the first year of the Vernacular department this spring because of lack of teaching staff. Drs. Deming, Hardie and Rev. Wasson left us at the beginning of the year so that we have been compelled to limp through the spring term. If some aid can be given us at this conference time the school proposes to receive new students in this department in the fall. The Preachers Institute held last December was larger than before and we had an unusually interesting session. Nearly one hundred men were present. At the close of the Institute we had an experience meeting in which the men testified to the intrinsic value of the Institute. We hope to hold another one this coming December. Next year the Seminary will add another year.to the course making it four years instead of three. This is done with a view to giving the candidates a better training. Most of the young men comin g to us are younger than formerly and have had very little training in the Bible. Further, three years does not give us sufficient time to cover the ground laid down in the courses. The instruction given will be in both English and Korean. The Theological World, published in the vernacular, continues to be well patronized by the preachers of the two Methodisms and has be.come an invaluable aid to' the preachers. It requires a considerable effort to keep it going financially and editorially but we think it well worth the while. It must be better subsidised by the Missions. During the year we held a retreat each term which has resulted in the spiritual awakening of the students. Many good reports of the students' work on the districts have come to us. We trust that the Seminary will more and more come to be a mighty force in the evangelization of the people of Korea. Severance Union Medical College. J. D. VANBUSKIRK. Medical College.-There were five graduates in March 1926, making a total of 147 graduates in the past 18 years. Most of these are in private practice now and accomplishing a good work of healing and rendering good serviee as Christian men. The enrollment this spri~g is

73 1926] REPORTS , the largest in years; many who were absent on leave to qualify as "regulars" under the Government regul~tions, have returned to continue their studies. It is of interest that 34 are M. E. boys; 33 are graduates of Paichai and 7 of Kwang Sung. We can only admit 20 students each year, and had t~ select that number from 86 boys who finished the Entrance examinations this spring. We are anxiously hoping to be able to receive 40 next year. One of our graduates received the degree of Dr. Public Health from Johns Hopkins and joined our staff last year. One has graduated from Northwestern and 2 from Emory University this year; we hope they will all join the staff. We plan to send two more to U. S. for postgraduate study this summer. Thus we are endeavoring to train Korean doctors to take their places as professors in the school. This is the only way to make the school a Korean Medical College. Nurses' Training School.-Ten girls received diplomas from the school for Nurses and Midwives this spring, making a total of 65 graduates to date. There are now 27 student nurses enrolled, of whom 5 are Methodists. The nurse~ who complete.the full three years course are licensed both as nurses and midwives by the Government without further examination. Hospital and Out Patient Dept.-The Hospital treated 2,117 patients,. an average of 13 days each. Nearly half the patients were "charity cases." In the Out Patient Dept., there were about 60,000 treatments given, including outcalls, one-third of these being free. The free service to poor sick folks costs about 60,000 yen a year, one of the largest, if not very largest charity service in Korea. Evangelistic Work.-There are two men and two women giving full time to this work, one of the greatest opportunities in Korea, about 300 patients and friends every day. They assist the patients in the outpatient department and speak of Christ as opportunity offers. After a period of work in the institution they take turns in going to the homes of patients to introduce them to the local church. In the past year 297 new believers have been followed to their homes and into, the local churches. For the students we have regular Bible Classes and they are proving of real profit to the students. I have taught some of the classes and taken responsibility for securing teachers for others. Among these teachers we especially appreciate the help of Rev. S. O. Pyen for two years, and of Rev. N. D. Chang who began teaching a class this year. Isolation Building.-The new Isolation building has been completed and is ready for occupancy. It cost about 38,000 yen, of which we have received 15,375 from Koreans and have other promises; Westerners and business firms have given aboqt 7,000 yen for the equipment. We hope the Koreans will soon complete what they so well be~an and raise the balance of about 12,000 yen needed to pay for the building. New Hospital Wing.-We have let a contract for a new Hospital

74 246 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, that will accommodate about 76 patients, this is to be built from a gift of Mrs. F. F. Prentiss and Mr. J. L. Severance. It will cost complete about 100,000 yen. We hope to have it ready for occupancy in about 15 months. Finance.-The various Missions have contributed 56,193 yen besides the support of missionaries. Supplies worth about seven thousand yen have been donated. The local receipts were about 142,000 yen, outside the business depts. For the first time in several years, we have not run behind. If we collect the Isolation Subscriptions we should have a balance on the credit side. Personal Notations -We have been disappointed at the continqed ill-health of Miss Payne, so that she has been unable to return for her work in Severance. Also on account of poor health and other reasons. Dr. A. H. Norton is soon to leave the work ; his faithful efficient work will be greatly missed. Pyengyang Union Christian Hospital. A. G. ANDERSON. We returned from furlough in August During the furlough year there had been considerable question in our minds as to whether, we should return to the field or not, but God opened the way, and we came, feeling that He had led us. We went home with the firm conviction that it would be essential to secure a first-class X-ray equipment at this time in order to meet the demand of the times and make our work respectable. Good friends in the Swedish Methodist churches of Chicago heard our story and responded with $ 9,000, in donations, with which we secured a very fine equipment. Duty, landing and other local expenses ran the cost up to $ 10,000, so we are short about $1,000 on the purchase, but we hope to secure even that from our Swedish Methodist friends. The X-ray machine is in operation now and has met a long-felt want, in a most satisfactory way. Wor<1s fail to tell how great a help it has been to us ain diagnosis, and we can never adequately express our thanks teo these dear friends who made the donations. There is a new "esprit de corps" among the personnel, a feeling that we are "workers who need not be ashamed." And it has had its effect on the patients too; they have more confidence in us, and rightly so.. It has brought great joy to the writer personally. The records of the year are most gratifying. The dispensary visits went up to 31,500, an increase of 30% over the previous year. And local receipts,in fees from patients went to 42,000, a gain of 27 % over the former year. The value of charity and discount work for the year amounts to 17,000. That is, we would have collected that much more in fees if paid on the basis of our minimum charges. The cash value of service rendered to the missionary communitj is not included in this

75 1926] REPORTS 247 figure. Other statistics run about the same as for the previous year. The evangelists and Bible woman report over 1,000 conversions, for which we are especially grateful. Truly this achievement means that God has blessed our efforts and also that every member of the staff and all employees have rendered faithful efficient service. The spirit of the workers has been a.dmirable, and we have had no unpleasantness to mar the work. The work has grown to such an extent that we are embarrassed for lack of room in the dispensary. The doctors cannot stand the work much longer in the small unsanitary rooms where they are at present. We must build adequate quarters for that department as soon as possible. With the expansion of the work there have been many problems but God has given wisdom and help, and we give Him praise and glory for all that has been accomplished. Swedish Memorial Hospital (Wonju). S. EASTON McMANIS, Superintendent. The past year has been one with its share of problems, particularly in the matter of finance. Approximately three hundred and fifty dol ~ars, the amount apportioned to us by the mission certainly has not inspired those in charge of the budget to any undue extravagance. With our one Korean doctor, nurses and helpers limited to less than can satisfactorily do the work/ it is found this sum will hardly pay their salaries for three months. This does not account for the cost of medicines, supplies, fuel, light, etc. We are assisted by a balance from last year's Emergency gifts, but this year however exhausts this fund. In spite of the unfavorable prospect we have much for which to be thankful. There has been an almost ideal cooperation of the workers in the attempt to make the money, even to the last sen, go just as far as it would. This has been made possible by every worker being willing to do the thing that came up, although it might not happen to be his particular job. Doctor, bookkeeper, druggist have been nurse, orderly or what else as the occasion demanded. They have been glad to do what tney could that the whole work might prosper. The nurses too have been indefatigable and have insisted upon carrying extra duties which have come up. This year, too, the Korean church has realized its responsibility and three churches have contributed to help in the care of poor patients. We are grateful to friends who have sent us money, and packages of supplies which have conserved our limited funds. From the standpoint of medical work we have much for which to be thankful. The local authorities have been kind to us and have assisted us in numerous ways. During the year we have been able to render assistance to many needy cases, many of whom traveled long distances on foot, or were carried by chair'to the hospital. Some severe cases were even carried on the back of a friend where they could not afferd to

76 248 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE~ pay for their coolies. One such grateful case was a woman of middle age who was carried to the hospital by her husband. They were both nod- Christians. The woman several months previous had been ~gathering wood on the mountain and had frozen her foot. At the time I saw her, her foot was absolutely dead, black in color and hard as ebony. The ankle area was a necrotic sloughing mass. The. woman was very weak and ready to die. Ha vingo tried for a few days to build up her strength, and being unsuccessful, we operated in her weak condition as a last chance to save her life. Fortunately she came through the opera:~ tion just fine and after four weeks, the pain-pinched peaked face was a pleasant. fatter one. She went home on a cow's back. Some weeks afterward when Mr. Carlson visited the village, the husband came to him asking him if he knew him. When Mr. Carlson inquired, he replied, "I am th~ husband of the woman who was operated at the hospital. I have decided to become a Christian and now I am learning to read so I can read the Bible." I believe that the ability of the hospital to help charity cases in this manner makes a definite contribution to the development of Christian character. In this practical way individual interest is aroused which lead them to inquire and learn of the Great MaRter Physician in whose name we carryon this ministry. Norton Memorial Hospital. PEARL B. LUND. Norton.Memorial Hospital has little it seems to write of that will make a nice sounding report. For the last two years we have been without a foreign doctor but under the able leadership of Y. J. Kim the work has carried on and now with open arms we are welcoming Drs. Marian and Sherliood Hall. Our patients have not outnumbered those of past years nor on the other hand is there any notable c:i.ecline. We have been able to do very l!ttle charity due to the cut in our appropriation and what has been done has been chiefly among the Christian people regrettable as that may be~ If we have made a stride in any direction I feel it is the Evangelistic side of our work, for we have had a regular pastor and a tiible woman among the patients continually, The thing that we hear from the lips of most of our patients as we try to sow the first few seeds of truth among them is, "If you make me well I will believe." So we go oil lovingly telling them that we too value life but that it is of something far more precious about which we want them to think and I am happy to say that sometimes God is able to accomplish His purpose in bringing certain hopeless cases to us before it is too late. I recall one young man whose father was his constant companion during those last hours and the two of them had seemed to understand and were clinging to "the precious promise that death is only separation to them who believe on the Lord Jesus. A host of friends arrived immediately however and al'-

77 1926] REPORTS 249 though we had all been saddened by the passing of this young man, my heart was burdened as never before with the absolute misery and hopelessness of their weeping and wailing. Did the father really have enough.-. to help him bear his sorrow I wondered? God forgive us and make us more zealous in our work. There was one man who came in after a peculiar accident which be fell him while carrying a big toke. He must have stepped into it or however it happened the entire calf of one leg was practically cut away. It had happened some thirty hours before with much hemorrhage resulting so that every extra piece of clothing regardless of its condition had been used for bandaging. We operated immediately there in the ward and the doctor's prognosis was anything but favorable. As is the case so frequently if the chance for recovery is small they took him home on an ox-cart in just a day or two and as I stood in the doorway watching him go to what I felt was certain death, my heart throbhed at the thought of whether he had received enough in those few hours to have helped him to know the Way. He did not die however but came back well just a few days ago and praised God for His goodness to him. We thank our heavenly Father that our medical effort blessed of Him is a fruitful part of the work in His vineyard, for almost every patient who visits us at least a few times or more decides to believe but we are not recording numbers, for God alone knows how many of them are truly born again. 1 like to think that our hospital is a light set on a hill spreading its radiance on the dark stream of humanity as it pours in our doors and I pray earnestly that the bits of light caught up and reinforced with the mighty power of New Testaments accompanying it back to its sources are tell~ng for God and I believe they are. So many of our patients come from the country round about and our pastor has been able to do some follow-up work going out for a week at a time but of course while he is out the work in the hospital is bound to suffer so it is our hope that some day we may be able to have two evangelists. Kim Kyung Ok clamors to be remembered in this report. She is thirteen and hasn't been able to walk since typhoid claimed her for its victim early in the spring. She does sing though and her smile is ever ready when we call. Our Bible woman says that all things that used to hang around to wsrn off spirits are gone from their home now, for she insists that where there is a Christian in the house those things cannot be. She wants me to tell you how ~er mother took her to church on her back Sunday and when the pastor asked for new believers it was her mamma who put up her hand on the women's side. We-sung too, doing a well man's work to-day wants you to rejoice with him over God's goodness. Gored by a bull in the chest so near the heart that a probe introduced touched its very apex and throbbed with the beat of it, he is well to-day except for that lung so cruelly torn

78 250 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, away. In gratitude he asked to be allowed to work' for us and now is receiving the magnificent sum of fifteen yen or about seven dollars a month. There are many more patients I might tell you about some would make stories too gruesome for words, but I know you would not enjoy them and indeed we too are grateful when memories can be swept away in the joy of seeing bodies restored and souls saved. Please pray for us that we may never get so busy about the first as to neglect the greater. Kongju Christian Dispensary. NORMAN FOUND. During the year our staff of eight has maintained and expanded the local work, especially along the lines of baby welfare and country itiner. ating. One hundred and nineteen days have been spent in medical itinerating making more than twelve hundred contacts with patients. Almost all of this was charity work. In addition of the more than five thousand treatments in Kongju about thirty percent is charity work and the remainder treated at less than cost. Baby welfare work reached a total of more than fourteen hundred visits exclusive of follow-up work in the homes. About one-third of our budget of six thousand yen came from the mission, one-third from local resources, one-third from special gifts. We hope that the work of the year has made at least some impression on the medical desert in which we live. Yeng Byen Seung Duk School. Our enrollment this year has known a slight increase over former years. This largely due to the influx of boys from the Osan school many of them having been rejected at the time of the special examinations when that school became registered as a higher common school. Their high standing for the first term has shown u~ how difficult it is becoming to attract the best grade of students to our own first year class. This makes the problem of teaching more and more difficult as we attempt to prepare these boys for Kwangsung and Paichai. The anxiety over the future of the school culminated this winter in the organization of a prayer and fasting association in Yeng Byen city. Each ;Saturday evening the members thereof meet at the hour of the evening meal and pray for the success of the school, bringing with them the rice they would have eaten or its equivalent in cash. Similar groups have been organized in most of the other churches of the district. Due to the kindness of Dr. J. Z. Moore and Bishop Welch we have been able to carryon for another year. It is to be hoped that receipts in America will make it possible to place the school on a sound financial,basis once more. Failing in this we fail in the work of the entire district.

79 ~926] REPORTS 251 Kongju Mission High School. F. E. C. WILLIAMS. Principal. During the past year we have been busy keeping our heads above water. The cut for the past two years has kept us from getting llny equipment in any of the science departments. A school cannot keep up to say nothing of going forward if equipment cannot be purchased from year to year. Not only was the regular mission budget to a large extent taken from us but many gifts for work students ceased to come. The two following items regarding our work department will be of interest to you. Our Oil BOy8.-Funds were short for work students and we set about to see what could be done to make a few dollars. The Texas Oil Company had just come into Korea with their products. We asked. if our school could be their agents for Kongju. We were made their agents and have been selling the Texas Company's products for the past 17 months. At first we sold the oil in quart bottles and delivered it by work boys from house to house. This took much time but it was a good advertising stunt. At present we sell most of the oil in cans of 5 gallons each or in ca.ses of two cans each. One boy buys from the school and then sells by the bottle as before. During the time we have had the agency we have cleared $ 200 for the work department. This has helped keep five boys in school. We hope to continue this work the next year but we need $ 250 with which we can pay cash for our consignments of oil and thus make a much larger profit. Say It With Nuts.-About 20 miles from Kongju is the place where fine English Walnuts grow. Last fall we purchased about 100 bushels and after sorting, boxing and shipping to customers we found that we had cleared about $ This may not seem much but it was enough to help one boy in school. For this nut business too we need a sum of about $ 250 with which to purchase the nuts early in the season and in this way we could make a little more for the work department. Daily Vacation Bible School.-This year 30 of the 60 boys volunteered to teach in the Bible classes to be held during the summer out among the boys and girls in the country Villages. Mr. Whang having been four years in Denver University and having taken his Master's degree in Secondary Education at Teachers College, Columbia has returned to us. He is taking these boys in a f raining class so they will be ready for these summer classes. These students will not only help the pastors of the country churches and teach many boys and girls who at present do not know how to read and write but they will ~e helping themselves by taking part in these Summer Bible Classes.

80 252 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, Kwang Sung Higher Common Sehool. TUK Su KIM, Principal, WILLIAM E. SHAW, Rel1,giou8 Director. As we look back over the report we made of the school a year ago, the one big source of gratification is that the Korean religious wor.~er has been found for whom we have been praying and hoping, and regarding whom frequent reference was made in our 1925 report. More than that, means have been provided from outside sources for his support. Our prayer for both the man and the money have been graciously answerid, and there are distinct evidences that our adl;led prayer that he 'make good" in the school is also being heard. Mr. Tai Yul Kim, a young man trained in the Osaka (Japan) Theological School, came to us in January well equipped to teach Bible and to direct the religious activities of the school. He is a man of deep religious spirit with a real Christian experience, and we are counting upon him to impress that spirit upon the st1,ldents. Looking over the statistics, we note that 23% of the total enrollment, of 577 students are non-christians, which means that we shall need the prayers of our friends that not only the special religious worker, but all the faculty may cooperate in bringing all of these boys to Christ. Another 25 % of our students are members of the Presbyterian Church, so it appears that we are not only serving our Methodist constituency, but the community as well. Of the 146 boys admitted into the first grade. 25 only were non Christian boys. This is a smaller percent than for many years and indicates that more and more we are receiving the High School students from our Primary Schools, not only our own church schools but those of the Presbyterian Church as well, for of the 146 boys 39, or over-fourth were Presbyterians. Not a few of the Primary School boys are now coming from our kindergartens. Boys thus trained from childh~od are the hope of the future. The special endeavors of the year religiously include the daily chapel, Bible teaching twice a week for all students, a growing student Y. M. C. A. which is contributing useful service during vacation periods by sending many students out on Gospel teams and as teachers of Daily Vacation Bible Schools. During January we wt::re able to secure the Rev. Mr. Pyen Syung Ok of our Methodist Union Theological Seminary in Seoul, who conducted a three day series of special meetings for the students. He made a lasting impression upon the students for Christ and Bible during his brief sojourn with us, and we look forward to his coming again next year. In these days when it is not easy to reach young men for Christ in any land, we are happy to say these boys turned out for every preaching service.

81 1926] REPORTS 253 Educationally the school is improving year by year. The local authorities continue to look with favor upon the school as one which maintains a very high standard. The government contributes one thous9.nd yen annually to (Jur thirty thousand yen budget. In March, 1926, we graduated eighty boys, of whom thirteen are now teaching in primary schools 'throughout the district, ten are in colleges in Korea, and fifteen are in colleges in Japan and China. Financially this has been an extremely difficult year. We started the year with a deficit of , due to the 30% cut in the 1925 mission appropriation to the school, and this year with an additional cut we are having increasingly hard sledding. Our outgo has been slashed to the point of diminishing returns, and our tuition we feel has been rais~d to the limit if the school is to be maintained for the people and not for the privileged only. We are trusting that relief will come during.the coming year in the form of special gift from interested friends. One of our urgent needs just now is for a chapel in which our daily religious services may be conducted, and we are praying that a way may be provided to erect a suitable building adjacent to the school building, "but we are not downhearted." As Robert Service says in his Rhymes of a Red Cross Man: "If they arsts us if we waz downhearted, We'll shout in their fyces, 'No-o-o.'"

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83 1926J STATISTICS 255 Medical Statistics Kongju" Haiju Pyengyang Severance Workers 1. Foreign Physicians Native Physicians l:!2 3. Foreign nurses Native nurses Nurses in training Other assistants and employees Inpatients 7. Number of beds in hospital Number of inpatients , Inpatient days 1,871 11,693 26,464 Dispensary patients 10. Number first calls 527 2,232 10,498 18, Return calls 4,746 5,408 21,704 40, Total treatments 5,273 7,640 31,567 58,431 Outcalls 18. First visith Return calls Total treatments Country trips 16. Number country trips (days) Number persons examined 1, Total treatments 2,097 ],215 Operations 19. General Anesthesia Local Anesthesill , Withou1 anesthesia Total operations ,491 1,531 Receipts 23. From fees (yen) 1,850 7,930 42, , Mission appropriations 1,952 2,000 8,922 83, Gifts, foreign 2,353 1,212 2,709 84, Gifts, Native , Total receipts 6,162 11,192 54, ,486 Expenditures 28. Current ex enses 5,588 11,428 47, , Land, buil ing,' equipment 615 6,316 80, Total expenditures 6,153 11,428 53, ,858 Preventive Medical Activities 31. Health lectures Baby welfare, first calls * Staff and budget figures for Severance Union Hospital also inel ud Severance Union Medical College. ** Dispensa:yonly.

84 PYENG YANG Cbungsan Cbilsan Hi Pisungni If ~kn~~~:h~ ~ 1 i ~~ i i~ i~~ i8 ~~ ~~ ~~~ ~~!!~ ; ~~ ~~ ~~ f 1~ 18 ~ t~~ 7~ n~ 2~ ~ ~ ~~ ~~ :g~ 90 Hamcbong C ' 98 Kangsyu ~ KWangnamsan ~ Roolli Pongsan Chikwanni E !? Namsanhyun E 3{ iJ Nihangni E 1< Nudong H G 1~ lob Pakkuri E S E 30 2 I Sinyangni G Ii ~ Siilkai ~ Syuheung i 2] 8i Samwha ~ ~ 3t Sinheung ' 7 ltv 2f Ii Toktong L " m 25f ]8:e 9 4i T;:..o;:..-:::::a:.::no-,,-,----..::l _~ 49 1', 8~ 15 5: 'Total 20 62' ' ~ ---rn; fi6 2mlm m '8(jI---s SEOUL Ahyen Chang-nai Chong-no Cboongkog Cbungdong East Gate Koongcbungdong f l! 15 6t ] m rc:: d Z.t.zJ ijll'lyi1l1l1uii!!ili1!l~,..r Kon~dukni B ] 43 4 : Miari ( J ~ Sangdong ] r 49'; l! 85 8 ] ] Syukang ~ 20 4(' If 17 ]] ' Wangsimni ] t 36 2 ~ Yongmori i ' J & < ~6 Yumchanf! ~ 20f ~ If 8ri < Yunwhabon~ 1 3 '/ 1 3 1/i ~ 24f It ~ If 1:, Ilil ;, r J 8:: If]l 9 ~ '!"!!!!T::'ot'!!a!!t =:.!: : 1=-=1 12 '850 9i f 22!! i8i m l -W 9C A se 31 ioo9 ---'3291oTI191 2s ill122sE 374 j Ansa~UWON 1 5~ r P [ E 2 23" ~~a;.ay~ng H l( Osatl il S ka S!wonn g _.1---.!! ~ ~ ~ ~ E ---.!i ~ ~ ~ _ ~_~.1!fi _ Q-.!_1 ~ ~ 25O-'!Q ~:;.T~ot~a.,..I----I--= ilrl ? Cb' aic~~~ju d( c\ C ~ 7u :W 224 4Kl!, , 7( ~~Y~gn:J~g : ~'i 1, Mokkei \1 Ii ! I ~ S (: pungchang , SO 170 (i ) I (\ ;' fi 8 6 1~ ~~Kj:g 1 6 E 1 il ~ , \ Ib : leo 2f Yomrwul 1 ~_1!?~?~~ ~~1 12_') 2 4~ ' _~-..2~_23~-1Q ~-J~ 2OO.J!Q_ ~!.:ro:::'t:':'a":::l :.:.----,--;:5"---; la ' E 50 l( Ch an~~~~u:n {i Chuny "'ang 1 ::: 1 f B Kalmoi Ie [ ' O KcwhaunngjU 1 3" J Q i Tangmoro If B!? ~ ir:~~un 1 4 ( _~ 1~159-11~~~~1-J-!-~~~- Total 612]' 26-s2 f. ') ') 7f 4991" Z3 3J a lto Number

85 STATISTICS FOR KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE-B-FINANCIAL MINISTERIAL SUPPORT CHURCH FINANCES CHURCHES AND PARSONAGES Support of Pastor (,) I> Churches Parsonages ~,:;s = QI "CS III Qj ' III 8 QlP.~ 00 GI QI is 1:: r;: ~ NAME OF ~f I>. (,) C QI QI 0 Col il III c ~ tii III 'Q ~ bii 01 bii... I>. Co :::t Qlp. QIQI QI CHURCH I 0 o 0 CJ III f "CS,s:: 1Ilr:: $ 0,s::.S COl.S 0 Col CQI S "" 1:: r.~= ~~ J:J c ~ CJ (,) S "0 "" c ~ :g "'1Il til t: p C II) '; Cc. QI"a 0 ~.c 0 ~ :5! 'tii.~ C C.... "" C QI Q) 'QI ~ "" ::l '3 ~ 'j; SE 1:: 'E ~ ::s 0 p.~ Q) ~ "Cl:::t ~.c: '0; UQ. (,) QI QI &.p 'tii~ ~~ g-z,.. ] Col '" Col 0 QI ~CJ 'Q'o; I>.,s:: QI 8 'il COl..c tali: o III (,) c= -.c (,) r.<l.r!l c... CJ C CJ..c :;I ::s g~&l "CS ::s::s ::s o'! -,..... "" u "CS OOQI "" Q) (,) p >", ~ u~ :;I.~ QI l- I- ei ClSC "'''''... ~ QI... g S 'tii OO~ wwoouu "CSQ) Q) ~ p.,$ Cc C '0; filii. '0 u "" 0 1: 1 I~ I- 0 -c 0 0 > ;C\l ~.~ Ct: QI Q).c II :- 00 CIS <I- ~... ~'g ~ COlo Q. ""c. > -; a;.!!i 'Qi 'OQ) 1:.1.~ "" cu I-.c Q) ~ QI ~ "CS ~]~... '" "CS "CS :gg:... t; ~ ~ ~ ~: ~I e ::s '0 ~-:::t E ~.~ C""... = 1:.1 s::p ::s c 1: Q) QI III C C aiel -0.;.; fils:: 11.", 0'" QSQ) t1l Q) :S ::s -; :::t~ 'Q ~ ~e3~ woehr: il cu ClIO III til Cl::i~ Ct:p., p., p., p., Cl::iQ E-< E-<::a p., p., Q.s:: Cl::i u:: wril W t!l we.: c:c 0 p., '"' ~ :z > o-j i > o-j CHMEULPO Chemulpo C 1 2(JOO(' ( 150 Choo Moon ( fl ~ 21(. 25 Kang Wha E ' ) 50( 100 KangWha South (J{, 1 15t 300 Kangwha West E& Kyodong I 7( 60 Poochun ] !l 6 77CJ 230 ] f Poopyung : e EO Sindo Whado IE (}(j 50C 1 25(1 50 Yun(!heung ~~~ ~~~ I E ~ (, 43( ~. 12l 65 Total 17i4" W 3ii s i ::m i r; i li rroo CHUNAN Asan (: l6t Chinchun ChunAn J SOo( 1000 Eumsyung lit 920 SO ( 1 Pyungchum <: 40C 2 12! 50 sungwhlln a ~ l 100 Total 3923 l i s71---s2 6 4M :i87l 1200 HAIJU I I HaijuUst ; SOlO Haiju South ] Haiju West : ] Haiju East :1 166E ( Ongchin (, C Kangyung f ] Yunpaik lo( : Yunpaik West ~ Yunpaik South Paikchun [; E E Yunpaik East ( ] ) J 160 :::'::'=TC!;:ot;:'a:;1=-=='---1--;:67.41~[1----s402 i473 48s ui 30 7a W 7s i -W i6s211(; T Oz 'U 5200~ Boryung HONGSUNG r ~ 1 Chungyang ] ~ I! Hongsung Syusan ' Tangchin :"=;T~o~ta::!l::= ;3"'03;;;; i sk( 455 llol - m' 193 ~ " " s:ro Kangneung KANGNEUNG Chungsun I Oolchin pyunghai j Samchuk ) 3 50C 600 =T::;o::':ta~l ' :10;;0:;;;00 -si IUWI ~ ~ 3800 " "4 -WO-a5'O Kangkyungpo \ BOO 200 KONGJU I I ~~~::~~Nolmj) 1t~ l:ig 1~ ~g ~:!! ~ 1:~~ 3:~ 1~~ :I~:1 ~~ ~i 1 i ~ ::~ :n~ ill :m li~ ~ 1m 1m Pooyuh , Taichyen \ =T=o:':':ta:"::::=l ' ~4~42;;;; ~ 7 Ts8 3177' m fj5fl5 sst6iioo 3!)8()"8 26OO---r760 I Akmokhun fu~~u Changchun G Harbin Kirin Mukden Wingota ':"':":';T~o~tal:"::;:"----I--:4:7.48;;;; j8~ -I~/j fi ~1ln JJ,O hfl1)719ii fi 914 m ~ so Number 36

86 PYE.NG YANG Chungsan Chilsan PJsungni () 69 2 II Sinhongni Chunl!wha E ] f B Hamchong ? C Kangsyu ~ 134 : Kwangnamsan Ii Ii ygg Roolli U Pongsan ( Chaikwanni u Namsanbyun (j NihanJ!'ni <: ( Nudong ' n a Pakkuri (; ( Sinyangni e 2E Ii Sinkai lit Syuheung C Samwha e Sinheung f Toktong / 390l TO-lin ~ U , [, 438r rotal ~6!i '42 "40 lo i 24I91 i233 '33 67 i3q B318073(j lituu SEOUL Ahyen l Changnai " l Chongno ( Choongkog (! 3 Chunl!dong U 400 LOOI S( East Gate g, ~ "1' lh- 500 Koongchunl!dong f l 11';1' '~ Kongdukni ' C Miari ' " Sangdong B tol 25() ] Syukang I BOO 100 Wangsimni Yongmori a Yumchanll Yunwhabonll ~ L!U & (;t ~=T:-:'o':"ta::':1==--11--;:8;;;-21~ ' a '981i6i i fiS Ansan,SUWON Chaiam Namyang Osan GB lio Sakang C IE Suwon IE 1 ] ==T,=.ot;;.;;a-::-l '---;::37. 41;;; Ts9 U ill WI -si9llof 3-4 l54ll ""'i054o ~ Chaichun I ~ Choongju ~ ouv WONJU I I I! Hongsung ~ ~~~~~~antt ~~g 1~ ~~~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 323 t~~ 440 ~r 19z ~ 210 ~~ ~~ 1 f~~1 ~ i~ fg~ ~ ~ ~~ Tanyang BOO WonJu S YODllwul ] ;:;.::!=T~ot.;.:.a..;:1:: ;;;66~2;il~ ~1;;;7;;;A74 194ai706 --r u ' / 2I i ID l500 19,T03s6 3i i IT 2i6O 1i8O YENG BVEN Cbapa I)() Heuichun B~~ Kucbang B Pukcbin Sinchang ' Sinpyung Taichun ] e ] ~ C 90 Unsan lor 80 Yangtuk Yenllbyen,_ Z f4ii : i 'ii 'i l':;-l~ r~ 'm ~ ~ '~~ j'~ ~'~ 'f ': ':2~ 1~'1i i ~'i ~ : Tangmoro J , SOCO( 60 Yeaju :l 62(j < "" 6 Yicbun ] ! IiOf 200 ~--- 46IT 27«i ~ 22 T5i fiT90i-illg Sin i47f 2435S 2486 S 2t6( -am Number I S51 ~I 371 asl \ 46\ ! 481.9J J eo! 6iJJ

87 CONFERENCE TREASUREft'S REPORT. l:id be bel be tis 0 = as fa,.e.. >t >t = <I) fa» <V :s = III a i..c: be ~be :s 'So S :s c:j.,.,.,., ~~ f/l~ g -; a <I).; ~ <I)>> 0 ~..c:..c: = <I) <I) 0 Q. 0 til ti::.txl ~ ~~ ~~ 00. Jl ~ ~ E-I ~ i II Home and Foreign Missionary Society British and Foreign Bible 8o'-ty ' Christian Literature Society.:. Support of Dlstrict Superintendents Support of Bishop Conference. Claimants Local Preachers' Relief Fund General Conference' 107 Expenses East Asia 174 Central Conference Federal ~ Council Board of Foreign Missions Sunday Scl1oo1s Education Hospitals _ Temperance 3 2 School for 2 Blind - 2 Women's Foreign Missionary. Society Conference - exfenses Tota' _ ' /? ' H. D. A:rPENZELLER, Treasurer.

88 Other Treasurers Society for Retired Local Preaehers' Relief INCOME Previously reported Conference collections C. D. Morris Total RECEIPTS t~.94 Preachers' Aid Fund Previously reported _ 25, Conference collections _ Board of Pensions and Relief Methodist Book Concern 1, Interest on loans _ 1, Bank interest 16.~6 Total _ 27, ASSETS Outstanding loans_ In bank Total Date 24, , EXPENDITURES To Chang Choon Myung To family of Yi Wha Paik To No Chai Min, Yi Kun Pum, Chong Soon 11, Kwak Chyun Song and family of Song Heui Pong Total _ Balance _ DISBURSEMENTS ' Hong Seung Ho, Family of Kim Xwang Sik, Family of Chun Duk K ui, Family of Kim Chang Sik _ Kwon Sin Il 240.0C Pak Pong Nai, Family of Kim Kwang Kook _ No Si Chwa, Family of Koo Syung Syu _ Son Seung Yong Pak Suk Hoon, Family of Pak Young Chan Preacher's Relief Postage _. to. 50 Total 2, Balance on hand_ 24, Total_ 27, Ten Years Growth in Giving Home and For. All Ministerial Miss. Society benevolences self-support ,176 8, ,231 12, ,141 1,699 16, ,195 2,160 18, ,473 3,288 31, ,766 3,743 36, ,491 4,889 47, ,081 6,217 40, ,390 6,636 64, ,736 64, ,066 7,223 68,434

89 VIII. Roll of the Dead. KOREAN MEMBERS. Year of Death- ljate or Name Rank Admission on trial 1914 Chun Duk Kui Elder Hong Seung Ha Elder Pak,Suk Roon Deacon o lk Pya Probationer Kim Kwang Sik Elder NaSi Chwa Elder Pak=Pong Nai Elder Choi Hak Kyu Probationer 1922, MISSIONARY MEMBERS. Year of Death Name Admitted on trial Service in Korea 1894 W. J. RaIl, M. D. ' H. G. Appenzeller 1884-Philadelphia R. A. Sharp 1903-Japan 'W. C. Swearer 1898-Pittsburg G. H. Jones 1886-N. New York

90 IX. Historical. FORMER MEMBERS OF THE MISSION. W. B. Scranton, M. D Deceased 1922 Francis Ohlinger Deceased 1919 W. B. McGill Deceased J. A. Busteed, M. D Deceased 1901 H. B. Hulbert Springfield, Mass. E. D. Folwell, M. D Fusan, Korea Geo. C. Cobb U. S. A. H. C. Sherman Deceased 1900 A. M. Brooks Los Angeles, California S. A. Beck Metamora, Ohio (Agent American Bible Society ) Carl Critchett 190J-1909 Nevinville, Iowa N. D. Chew Rock River, Wisconsin David Hahn, D. D. S China Corwin Taylor F'orrest City I Iowa A. H. Norton, M. D Eugene, Washington W. C. Rufus Ann Arbor, Michigan Charles Loeber U. S. A. R. R. Reppert! Bryan, Texas H. C. Taylor. 190~-1916 Independence, Kansas E. M. Kent, M. D. 19G Deceased 1917 B. R. Lawton Sheridan Lake, Colorado I. M. Miller, M. D Kewanee, Ill. O. A. Weller Denver, Colorado Paul L. Grove Jeffers. Minn. Thurman Andrews Lexington, Kentucky K. W. Hidy, M. D Los Angeles, Cal. OTHER FORMER MISSIONARY MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE, Name A. E. Rigby W. de L. Kingsbury C. N. Bertels F. A. Cassiday Benjamin Chappell M. K. W. Heicher H. W. Schwartz Victor D. Chaffin Membership Korea Conference Station Missionary in Japan Missionary in Japan Missionary in Japan Missionary in Japan Missionary in Japan Missionary in Japan Missionary in Japan Secretarial, Seoul INDEPENDENT LA.Y MISSIONARY. Nathan L. Rockwell Deceased, Haiju 1910

91 I f~ "l i~i~~~ KOREA ~ lrl.::t: The ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JUNE, In Forty Years Rev. D. A. and Mrs. Bunker are the first memhers of the mis- ~~I Iij' Pi ~ sion to reach the aj!'e of retirement. The forty years that have elapsed \I ~ since their arrival in Korea July 1 Q86 cover the first forty years of the 1. ~ ~... ; r '\ history of Protestant Missions in Korea. '-S-<.r When Messrs Bunker, Hulbert, and Gilmore arrived to open Gov y ernment School the Protestant Missionary Force in Korea consisted of Allen, Heron. Underwood, Appenzeller, ~cranton. None of these had '\I I peen on the field two years.,,, Seoul was the only mission station. Dr. Scranton made the first I I(.. extended country tri summer. P en!hh~ ~ J '" 'by Dr. Hall in 1892, Kon arp- ~er..:n:;'g~b~y":;:en~i-::::::~... ~MorriS; Hal by ar ri c on nderson Work in Wonsan was egu r. McGill in o was transferred to the Southern Methodist Mission in In 1886 Miss Ellers (Mrs. Bunker) was physician to the Queen of Korea; nine years later the Queen was assasinated; another ten years brought the Russo-Japanese War and the establishment of the Japanese protectorate; five years later Korea was formal1y annexed by Japan. After eight years in Government School, D. A. Bunker joined the Methodist Mif'sion in 1895; from 1895 to 1902 he was a teacher in Pai Chai; from 1902 to 1910 he was principal of Pai Chai; Mrs. Bunker opened the Presbyterian Girls' School in During these forty years the mission has lost by death the following members: Dr. W. J. Hall, 1894; Or. H. C. Sherman, 1900; Dr. J. B. Busteed, 1901; H. G. Appenzeller, 1901; Robert Sharp, 1906; N. L. Rockwell, 1910; Wilbur C. Swearer, In addition twenty-seven other members have retired from the field after periods of service ranging from two to twenty-five years. In 1886 the only other mission was the Northern PrEasbyterian: The Australian Presbyterian Mission began work in Fusan in 1889; the Southern Presbyterian Mission sent its first members to Seoul to begin Ian guage study in 1892; the Southern Methodist Mission began work in Songdo in 1896; the Candian Mission began work about The first meeiing of missionaries to Korea was held in Tokyo, Japan, March The first mission meeting was held in August of the same year, presided over by H. G. Appenzeller. Twenty years later the Korea Mission Conference was organized; after three years the present Korea Annual Conference was organized. The first M. E. Bishop to preside at an annual meeting was Bishop H. W. Warren, Sept At only three annual meetings thereafter was there no presiding Bishop. Bif!hop Harris presided regularly for twelve years prior to his retirement in Bishop Welch is the first bishop of our church to reside in Korea. The Methodist Publishing House of Korea was started in 1889 as an aid to needy students. D. A. Bunker was twice put in charge of this institution in times of stress. The first book published by the Mission was the M. E. Catechism. The first printed minutes of the Mission were the record of the proceedings of the Annual Session of The annual journals were printed on the press of the Publishing House until its discontinuance in 1910.

92 1926] HISTORIAL 269 Annual Meetings. KOREA MISSION. No. Date. President. Secretary. 1 August 17, 18~.. H. G. Appenzeller.. H. G. Appenzeller 2 July 10, H. G. Appenzeller.. W. B. Scranton ~ September 10, 1887 Bishop Warren.. W. B. Scranton 4 September 24, 1888 Bishop Fowler.. W. B. Scranton 6 September 26, 1889 Bishop Andrews.. W. B. Scranton 6 August 20, H. G. Appenzeller.. W. B. Scranton 7 June 10, Bishop Goodsell.. G. H. Jones.g August Bishop Mallaieu.. G. H. Jones 9 August 31, Bishop Foster.... G. H. Jones 10 January 16, Bishop Ninde.... G. B. Jones 11 August 28, w,. B. Scranton.. J. B. Busteed 12 August 19, BIshop Joyce.... H. G. Appenzeller 13 May 5, dishop Joyce ".. G. H. Jones 14 August 25, Bishop Cranston.. G. H. Jones 16 May Bishop Cranston.. W. A. Noble 16 May 14, W. B. Scranton.. G. H. Jones 17 May 9, Bishop Moore.... W. C. Swearer ]8 May 12, Bishop Moore.... W. C. Swearer 19 May Bishop Moore.... S. A. Beck 20 Febru~ry 9, Bishop Moore.... S. A. Beck KOREA MISSION CONFERENCE June 21, June 6, June 13, Bishop Harris.... S. A. Beck.. Bishop Harris.... S. A. Beck.. B' h {Cranston }... A D IS op Harris k ::>.. &:Jec KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. March 11, 1908./ Bishop Harris.... S. A. Beck June 23, Bishop Harris.... W. Carl Rufus May Bishop Harris.... W. Carl Rufus June 21, Bishop Harris.... Corwin Taylor March 5, Bishop Harris.... Corwin Taylor June 6,1913 BiShOP{ Bash~ord.. HarrIs } Corwin Taylor June 3, h {Lewis } S. A. Beck.. BIS op Harris April 20, B' h {LeWis.. IS op Harris } S. A. Beck March 8, Bishop Harris.... P. L. Grove June 29, Bishop Welch.. " S. A. Beck June 29, Bishop Welch.... S. A. Beck November 6, Bishop Welch.... H. D. Appenzeller October 20, Bishop Welch.... H. D. Appenzeller ~eptember 28, 1921 Bishop Welch.... H. D. Appenzeller September 28, 1922 Bishop Welch.... H. D. Appenzeller June 20, Bishop Welch.... C. A. Sauer September 17,1924 Bishop Warne.... H. D. Appenzeller June 17, Bishop Welch...' C. A. Sauer June 23, Bishop Welch.... C. A. Sauer

93 x. Miscellaneous. Local Preachers and Elders. Name Deacon Elder Name Deacon Elder An Young Keuk 1924 Kim Young Man 1925 Chang Chun Myung Kim Yong Duk Chang Sun II 1916 Ko Tai Hyun 1924 Choi Chok II *Kwak Chyung Soon ] Choi II Young *No Chai Min Cho Youn Yuh No Kyeng Chyun 1916 Cho Chong Yul In Chyul 1924 Chyung Chai Kwon ] Pak Hai Syuk 1918 Chyun Chin Hyun Pak Kay Wha Chyun Say Young Pai Chyung II 1915 Chong Soon II 1917 Saw Sang Youn 1917 Kang Si Pong 1917 Sin Seung Tuk 1916 Kim Chang Hun Song Chang Sik 1919 Kim Chang Kyu 1909 Whang Pyung Ho 1921 Kim Chi Ik Yi Chang Keun 1921 Kim Chin Ho Yi Chi Kim Chyung Chil 1911 Yi Kyung Chik 1914 Kim Eung Heui 1925 Yi NungDo 1911 Kim Hyun Ho Yi Pil Choo Kim Kyo Chut 1923 Yi Sang Man 1918 Kim Syung Han 1922 Yu Hong Choo 1919 Kim Sang Chun (Received as Yu Too Han 1924 Deacon from Oriental Mission) Yun Beui II Kim WonKak 1920 Kim Young Yul 1924 *Retired

94 1926] MISGELLANEOUS 271 Church Calendar. The following dates have been designated by the Annual Conference for special observance by our church. Temperance Sunday. First Sunday in February, at which time a special collection is to be taken for the Temperance Society. (See report of Temperance Society). Hospital Sunday. Easter Sunday, on which a special collection is to be taken for our hospitals. Education Day. Last Sunday in April-A collection to be taken for schools and for the Board of Education. Children's Day. Second Sunday in June-Collection taken for the Board of Sundayschools. Decision Day. Third Sunday in June. Rally Day. First Sunday in October-Collection taken for Korea Sundayschool Association. (See report of Committee on Religious Education). Home" and Foreign Missionary Sunday. Thanksgiving Day-A collection taken for support of work of the Home and Foreign Missionary Society. (See report of Home and Foreign Missionary Society on special collections). Christmas Day. One third of collection to be allotted to the work of the Society for Local Preacher's Relief.

95 Admitted on trial , XI. Pastoral Record. Native Membership. Name Ordination Station Kim Chang'Sik Choi Pyung Hun Chang Nak Do Kwon Sin Il Son Seung Y ong Yi Ik Mo Kim Chai Chan Pak Won Paik An Chang Ho Kim Chan Heung o Kui Syun Yi Ha Young Hong Soon Tak Hyun Syuk Chil Kim Yu Soon Yi Tong Sik Han Chang Syup Pang Chok Sin Pyun Hak Young Sin Hong Hik Song Ik Chao Yi Chin Hyung Pak Ryun 11 Pak Young Syuk. Yun Sung Yul Chun Chin Sao Kim Pyung Chai Kim Tai Hyun An Kyung Nok Choi Syung Mo Dong Suk Kui Kim Chong 00 Kim Hong Sik o Hyun Kyung Pai Hyung 8ik Pang Kui Syun Song Chang Hyun Yi Youn Young Chu Kui Won Han Yea Kyun Elder " II Deacon Elder " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " Elder " " " " Retired, Haij u Theological Seminary, Seoul Chungkok, Seoul Retired Retired Kongdukni, Seoul Retired Y ongmori, Seoul Study Abroad Superintendent, Chemulpo First Church, Pyengyang Kangneung City Sangdong, Seoul Yeng Byen City Superintendent, Haiju Chilsan, Pyengyang Kangkyungpo, Kongju Miari, Seoul Kawongni, Pyengyang Chemulpo Choongwha, Pyengyang Wonju City Supernumerary Choongju, W onju Supernumerary Nihangni, Pyengyang Superintendent, Chunan Syukang, Seoul Chinnampo City Chunan City Yunkotap, Manchuria First Church, Seoul Chakwanni, Pyengyang East Gate, Haiju Superintendent, Manchuria Kongju City Supernumerary Paikchun, Haiju Pyengyang Bible School Pisungni, Chinnampo

96 1926] PASTORIAL RECORD 278 Admitted on trial Name Ordination Station 1916 Hong Syung Choo Deacon Hospital Evangelist, Haiju 1916 Song Teuk Hoo Elder Fourth year Suwon City Yi Chang Choo Cho Chong Pum Han Tai You Deacon Samwha, Pyengyang Nonsan, Kongju Asan, Ch unan Fourth year m Chin Kook Elder Hongsyung City 1918 An Syuk Choon Kangsyu, Pyengyang 1918 Cho Keun Young " Tangchin, Hongsyung Hong Soon Ho Kim Chang Choon Won Yong Han Cho Sang Ok 1m Eung Soon Kim EungTai Kim YoungHo Eumsyung, Chunan Study abroad Yichyun City Christian Literature Society Haiju City East Gate, Seoul Syuheung, Pyengyang 1919 KIm Young Syup Chongno, Seoul 1919 Kwak Choo Young., " Sinchang, Yeng Byen Kwon Syung Chip Pang Hoon Kang Moon Ho Poopyung, Chemulpo Namyang, Suwon Yungheung, Chemulpo 1920 Kim Chai Heung Sungwhan, Chunan 19'20 Pak Sun Chai Deacon " Supernumerary Third year 1920 Yi Tong Eung Elder Sindo, Chemulpo 1921 Han Kui Mo t, Mukden, Manchuria Koo Syung Syu Pyun Syung Ok Yi Ha Yong Yi Chang Han Yun Pong Chin Deacon Yuju. Yichun Theologic~l Seminary Without appointment Chunyang, Hongsyung Sinyangni. Pyengyang 1923 Kang Sin Wha Elder Fourth year Sinheul'g, Pyengyang 1923 Kim Chang Nim Deacon Without appointment to attend school 1923 Kim Hong Chai Chunyang, Yichun 1923 Kim Syung Tai " Chomoon, CbemuJpo Fourth year Pak Say Pyung Hong Hyung Choon " Kangwha South, Chemulpo Third year Osan, Suwon Third year 1924 Kim Kwang Sik Anaan, Suwon Third yea r 1924 Son Chung Do Elder " Kirin, Manchuria 1924 Yi Chong Kwon Deacon Syusan, Hong-syung Third year 1924 Yi Myung Chai Pooyuh, Kongju Third year

97 ~74 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE [JuNE, Probationers Admitted on trial Name Course of Study Station 1922 Chyun Hyo Pai Second year Wangsimni, Seoul 1922 Vi Eun Taik Completed Kungchongdong, Seoul 1923 Kang Tai Heui Completed Changnai, Seoul 1923 Kim Chin Taik Second year Hamchong, Pyengyang 1924 Cha Pyung Soo Second year Without appointment 1924 Chyun Young Taik Completed Woman's Bible Training School, Seoul 1924 Chung Pong Ik. SecoD d year Sinpyung, Yeng Byen 1924 Hong Syung H wan Second year Yunan, Haiju Deacon Hwang Beui Soo Second year Y oungyul. W onj u 1924 Kim Chyung Hyun Second year Chyung Syung. Kangneung 1924 Kim Kui Chyung Second year Oolchin, Kangneung 1924 YiKyum No Second year Pisungni, Chinnampo 1924 Yun Tai Hyun Second year Hoingsyung, Wonj u 1925 Han Tong Kyu Second year Taichun, Kongju 1925 Kim Soon Chyul Second year Kwangju, Yichyun 1925 Kim Soo Chyul Fourth year Kongju Circuit 1925 Pak Chang Pin Second year Unsan, Yeng ByeD 1925 Choi Ohang Sin Second year Taichun, Yeng Byen 1926 Chi Choon Syu First year Nudong, Pyengyang 1926 Cho Syang Moon Third year Whado, Chemulpo 1926 Hwang Chi Hon First year Sariwon, Pyengyang 1926 Hyun Syung Won Third year Tangmoru, Yichyun 1926 Kim Ci Myung Third year Sinyongni, Seoul 1926 Min Eung Sik. First year Sooan, Pyengyang 1926 Pak Keui Choon First year Y llnpaik, West, Haij u 1926 Pak Keui Chyun First year Kyodong, Chemulpo 1926 Yi Pyung Choo First year Mokkei, Wonju

98 'l625] 'PAST0RA!L REOORDS Missionars Members All are elders, full members, having coli\pleied'the,course of study. Those.marked with asterisk (*) are on furlough. Name ABmitted Appointed on trial to Korea Station W. A. Noble S oul (Ev:angelistic) , Pyeng- Wyoming yang ; Seoul ; Ayengyang ; :SeouI D. A. Bunker (1886) Japan ( Government School) SeOUl (PaiCha:i) ; Evang-elistic work Seoul and Chemulpo districts ; Mission Treasurer ; Christian Literature Society 1924-~6 ; Retired 1926 G. M. Burdick Seoul (Suwon Evangelistic) 190'~-17 ; 'Vermont Y:eng Byen j Seoul (Yichun), E. M. Cable SeoulJ ; Chemulpo (Haiju N.W. Oircuit) 1900';03; Chemulpo District lo:w..a ; KOQgju ; Seoul (Union Theological Seminary) 1911.!26.G. n..m.orris Pyengyang (Yeng Byen Circuit) Newark ; Yeng Byen 1" i Pyengyang ; Wonju C.. 8. Deming Chemu]po ; Seoul (Union 'NewYor"k Theologica] Seminary) 19U..:26 A. L. Becker Pyengyang (Union,Christian Col- Japan lege) ; Seoul (Chosen Chris-. tian Oollege) J. Z. Moore Pyengyang ; 19,14,.,26 (On fur- N.Y. East lough ) F-E.C. Williams Koqgju (Educational) ; Dis- Korea trict'snperintendent 1916.;;~3: :Educational work 1923~26 R. P. Alexandex; Missionary in Japan B. W. Billings Pyengyang (Union.College ; Korea Seoul (Ch9sen Christian College) t J.D. VanBuskirk Kongju (Medical) j Seoul St. Louis (Severance Union Medical College)

99 276 KOREA ANNUAL CONFERENCE V. H. Wachs ii. D. Appenzeller C. F. Carlson C. C. Amendt J. V. Lacy * W. E. Shaw * 1911 New England 1915 N.Y. East 1917 Central Swedish 1918 N. E. Ohio 1918 New York 1922 Korea 1911 Yeng Byen ; Baiju Chemulpo ; Seoul (Pai Chai) Wonju ; Pyengyang Kongju Seoul ; Chemu}po Secretary Board of Sundayschools 1921 Pyengyang (Educational) ; (Mission Treasurer) Associate Members A. G. Anderson 1911* 1921 Wonju Medical Pyengyang C. A. Sauer 1921 Educational 1921 Yeng Byen Norman Found Medical 1922 Kongju S. E. McManil:; Wonju Medical A. E. Noble b Chosen Christian College Educational Sherwood Hall Haiju 1926 Medical., * Member Korea Conference

100 XII. Index CONFERENCE MEMBERS This index covers Disciplinary Questions, Appointments, and important items of the Journa1. Figures in italics refer to number of question under Disciplinary Questions. R. P. Alexander C. C. Amendt - An ChangHo _ An Kyung Nok_ An Syuk Choon_ -.H. D. Appenzeller... A. L. Becker - _ B. W. Billings _ D. A. Bunker - -G. M. Burdick _ E. M. Cable C. F. Carlson _ Chang Nak Do_ Cha Pyung Soo_ Chee Choon Syu Cho Chong Pum Cho Keun Young Cho Syang Moon Cho Sang Ok _ Choi Chang Sin Choi Pyung Hun Choi Syung M 0_.. Chu Kui Won Chyun Young 'lack Chung Chin Soo Chyun Hyo Pai_ Chyun Pong Ik_ C. S. Deming _ Dong Syuk Kui_ Han Chang Syup Han KuiMo _ Han Tai You _ Han Tong Kyu_ Han Yea Kyun_ Hong Hyung Choon Hong Soon Tak _ Hong Syung Hwan_ Hong Syung_ Choo Hong SoonHo Hwang Chee Hon _ Hwang Heui Soo _ Hyun Syuk Chil _ Hyu'll. Syu'll.g Won _ 1m Chin Kook _ 1m Eung Soon _ KangMoon Ho_ Kang Sin Wha_ Kang TaiHeui Kim ChaiCh&n- Kim Chang Choon 209 _ , 11 _ 206 _ , 199 _ 209 _ , 26 _ 208.._ , 199 _ 207 6,209 6,207 _ 206 _ ,5 207, 208, 8, 11 _ 208, , 237, 6 _ ,6 208,6 209 _ 206 _ 206 _ , ,6 _ , 8, ,6 205,10 _ ,5 208, ,5 206 _ 205 _ 205 _ , , 1J,. Kim Chan Heung Kim Chang Nim Kim Chang Sik _ Kim Chi MYU11g Kim Chin Taik Kim Chong 00 _ Kim Chai Heung Kim Eung Tai _ - Kim Chyu'l'lg Hyun_ Kim Hong Chai Kim Hong Sik _ Kim Kui Chyung Kim K wang Sik Kim Pyung Chai Kim Soo Chyul Kim Syung Tai_ Kim Soon Chyul Kim Tai Hyun _ Kim Young Ho_ 1< im Young Syup Kim Yu Soon -. _ Koo Syung Syu _ KWllk Choo Young_ Kwon Sin II K won Syung Chip _ J. V. Lacy Min Eung Sik _.. J. Z. Moore C. D. Morris _ W. A. Noble _ o Hyun Kyung_ o Kui Syung _ Pai Hyung Sik _ Pak Cha"ng Pin_ Pak Hyun II _ Pak Keui ChOO11. Pak Keui Chyun Pak Say Pyung Pak Sun Chay _ Pak Won Paik _ Pak Young Syuk Pang Chok Sin_ Pang Hoon Pang K ui Syun Pyun Hak Yong Pyun Syung Ok W. E. Shaw... Sin Hong Sik _ Son Chang Hyun Son Chung Do , , ,"6 _ 207 _ 205 _ , 1J,.,.(j 208, 11 - _ ,6-207,8,9 - _ , 207, 6 _205,8,10 208,6 _ ~07 _ ,2.( _ , P _ , _ 205 _ 207 _ , ,5.. _ 205, 5 _ 205,8, 9 203,

101 .J L.:j 1IIIIIIIIIIIIrOOil~r~~~ IM~~lill~1111! INDEX [JUNE, Son Seung Yong Song Ik Choo _ Song Teuk Ho _ J. D. VanBuskirk V. H. Wachs _ 'F. E. C.Williams iw~'!1 Yong~~m Yi Chang Choo_ <Yi GhangHan... Yi Chin'lIyung _ 'i"i Cb9ng J( W:~n Yi ifiun TfLik._ 26 Yi Ha Young 206 ;e06 Yi Ha:"young II._ Yi Ik Mo _ ;KiKyumNo_ 206,6 209 Yi 'MyungChai 206, 8,9 205, 208 Yi Pyung CJwo.._.: ,6 _ 208 Yi Tong 'Eung 205 _ 207 Yi Tong Sik , 11 Xi YQun YoUllg Y-un.Fong. Chin._...,.. 206, 8,9 Yun Tai Hyun_ 207,6 Yun Sung Yul _ ASSOCIATE MEMBERS _ ,10 208,6 f!5 IA. G. Anderson lnorman.found_ Sherwood.Hall _ GENERAL.1NDEX S. E. McManis. A. E. Noble C. A. Sauer 20J Arrangements for Next-eonfer,ence. Oommittee on _ 184 Schedule of committee meetings_. 198 'Conference relations committee -.to meet prior to opening day _. 198 'Pro~ams previously distributed enevolences, report on _ 238. 'Bible School for Manchuria_ 236 boards of Trustees 184, 237 Cenference 199,241 Severance 19,7 -Council on Religious Education 182, 236 :Children'.g Day... _ 236,Ohung, Robert, Evangelist _ 194 :Conf-erence Expenses 194, 196, 197, 199, 237 -Church buildings, Loan to non-chioistians 242, 243 '(!:b,ristmas Day Collections _ 240 <Conference Sustentation.Fu.n.d Society 183, 193, 198 Di~,cjpline, TAnsla:tion of _ 188 DistrIct Conf-erences Discontinuance of _ 198, 240 Examination of Reports 240 Committee on Evangelism 240 ~ast AsiaCeatral Conference 183, 199 ~ucation, Report of Board of 236.$ducational Sunday - EPworth League treasurer _ 236 EVangelism, committee on 183, 239 ~vange1istic.eampaigns 194, 199 ~xhibits, to be pr:epared _ 242 Finance Committee_ ~ _ 18~,Former M.!3mbers of Mission H()spitals, Collections for, 243 Charity work in 243, 245, 246 flyun Soon.. _ 203 Kangwha Island, Higher Common School _ 236.Kim PypngPo 201 'Laity, edu.cation of, in doctrine and dis~ipline _ 28.7 Lawton, B. R. 203 Missionary Society, Repor.t of 238 Norton, A. H. 203,2(1 Pplicy Council, of... _ 196, 24.2 Probationers received 193 Pastors, employed as teachers 239 library for _. 24a sickness in family of _ 2.1l3 Pak Young Chan 203 P;rimary Schools, Miseellaneous questions ".._ 236, 23!7 Quarterly Uonferences.. EstiD?-ate pastqr~1 support 240 Appomt a'co,mmitteeon missions _ ~ally Day 236 Retired Minister.s...". 203 Retired Local Preachers' Relief 240- Religious Education 182, 183, 236 Resolutions.. 24'1 Seat of Annual Conference _ 19.9 Special Church holidays... Sunday schools, better lesson helps... _ 2_86 Study abroad, recommendations for Sta:t;istical Blanks _ 199 Union with Southero Metb,OOSst 01lltirc~ Committee on, lb3, 196 '

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