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The Journal of John Long
About the Early Days
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1893 - 1965
1966 to Present
REPRESENTING THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF 2X2 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS ON THE INTERNET

Letterhead used by workers titled Christian Conventions

Perry, Oklahoma Conv, 1942

Faith Mission
Bright Words - Annual Staff of Workers Lists
Published March 4, 2011


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Annual Staff of Workers Lists



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READERS, PLEASE NOTE:

The following Annual Workers Lists were typed from copies of Bright Words provided by Faith Mission. Names or text shown in bold or red print are (1) names of those who later became 2x2/Cooneyite workers or (2) pertains to the 2x2s or Cooneyite sect. See Chapter 4 for information about Mr. & Mrs. R. R. Todd (shown in blue)

Faith Mission's annual Worker List was called the "Staff of Workers," and it gave two details about each worker:  (1) the workers name, and (2) the date they entered the work.  The Workers names appeared on their Workers List in order by the year they entered the service of the Faith Mission.  In other words, the founder was listed first (Mr. J. G. Govan - 1886).  After Mr. Govan, the workers were listed in order by seniority.  It is notable that on the list there were married worker couples and also sister workers. The sister workers' names are italicized.

Can it be mere coincidence that this identical format fort he Faith Mission "Staff of Workers" was used for the 1905 Workers List, the first and earliest workers list that has been discovered to date??  The names of the founder, William Irvine and former Faith Mission worker John Kelly are the first two names with "18--" shown for the date they became workers. 

Chapter 3
discusses in detail the period of time Wm Irvine was in the service of the Faith Mission. It also reports on the involvement of Todd's Mission, a former Faith Mission worker. Wm. Irvine left the Faith Mission in 1901, according to their records. Only John Kelly joined Irvine shortly after he left Faith Mission. Four workers joined Irvine during the next 2-6 years (McNeary, Burns, Carroll, Mrs. E. Pendreigh-Betty). The Todds never joined Irvine’s movement.

SUMMARY: One worker left with Irvine and four other workers from Faith Mission joined Irvine’s movement over the next six years (approx).


TEN YEARS
OF
FAITH MISSION

ANNUAL STAFF OF WORKERS LISTS

1895 through 1905

1895 - NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 

1896 - TENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1897 - ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1898 - TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT

1899 - THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1900 - FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

VIEW PHOTO OF:  FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT



1901 - FIFTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1902 - SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1903 - SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1904 - EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1905 - NINETEENTH ANNUAL REPORT



November 15, 1895, p. 267
Bright Words

NINTH ANNUAL REPORT

During the year we have lost several workers from various causes, and have been glad to receive a number of new ones.  I think there is a larger proportion of Brothers now than since the early days of the Mission.  We give herewith a list of pilgrim and other workers.  Those who are auxiliaries have an asterisk before their names.  Such are with us on trial or temporarily, but are much on the same footing as the pilgrims, our ordinary workers.

1895 - STAFF OF WORKERS

J. G. Govan, Director, 
14th October 1886
Mrs. J. G. Govan, 
28th September 1894 
H. E. Govan, 
Editor of Bright Words 
P. L. Corsie, 
1st September 1887 
Mrs. Corsie, 
22nd September 1892 
B. Hay, 
14th October 1887 
J. Morrison, 
17th January 1888 
R. R. Todd, 
12th July 1888 
Mrs. Todd (nee J. Mitchell),
28th August 1888 
D. Donaldson, 
31st August 1888 
Mrs. Donaldson, 
6th July 1893 
L. B. Crone, 
15th November 1888
M. Wark,
28th February 1889 
E. R. Hutton, 
9th April 1889 
J. A. Young, 
1st January 1890 
M. Campbell, 
6th January 1890 
M. Barr,
6th January 1890 
T. Pottie, 
12th August 1890 
E. Hutson, 
20th August 1890 
J. B. McLean, 
8th October 1890 
A. L. Pairman,
4th January 1891 
E. Pendreigh,
20th April 1892
*M. R. Wright, 
3rd June 1892 
W. W. Harris, 
15th November 1892 
M. Carmichael, 
1st September 1893 
G. Brunton, 
30th November 1893 
J. Gillespie, 
30th November 1893 
E. Nell, 
28th January 1894 
W. McAlpine, 
8th March 1894 
*M. Phillips,
12th July 1894 
*J. L. Brown, 
---
*A. A. McCall, 
---
*I. Rankin,
---
W. McNeill, 
7th November 1894 
M. A. McLean,
15th December 1894 
C. Mitchell, 
29th December 1894 
J. Stewart, 
29th December 1894 
J. Lyall, 
19th March 1895 
*A. McLean, 
9th April 1895 
*R. McKirdy, 
10th May 1895 
*M. Wright, 
12th June 1895 
W. Irvine, 
14th June 1895
K. McPhail,
19th September 1895 
*L. Miller,
19th September 1895 
*J. M'Leod,
19th September 1895 

The sisters names are in italics.

We have thus a total of forty-five at present enlisted in the Mission, although at times several of these are not out in the work.

EDITORS NOTE: This is the first time Wm Irvine's name is shown on their Workers List - 1895.



November 16, 1896, p. 267
Bright Words

TENTH ANNUAL REPORT

Including those mentioned above, twelve have left us during the year, some to be married, others owing to home circumstances, while we have received nine new workers altogether. In spring we had 50 on our staff, but we begin our eleventh year with 46, as follows:-

1896 - LIST OF WORKERS

J. G. Govan, Director
14th October 1886
Mrs. J. G. Govan
28th September 1894
H. E. Govan, Editor of
Bright Words , etc.
J. Morrison
17th January, 1888
R. R. Todd
12th July 1888
Mrs. Todd
28th August 1895
D. Donaldson
31st August 1888
Mrs. Donaldson
6th July 1893
L. B. Crone (to Africa, Oct. 1896)
15th November 1888
M. Wark
28th February 1889
E. R. Hutton
9th April 1889
M. Campbell
6th January 1890
M. Barr
6th January 1890
T. Pottie
12th August 1890
Mrs. Pottie (nee Phillips)
2nd October 1896
J. B. McLean
18th October 1890
E. Pendreigh
20th April 1892
W. W. Harris
15th November 1892
M. Carmichael
1st September 1893
G. Brunton
30th November 1893
J. Gillespie
30th November 1893
W. McAlpine
8th March 1894
W. McNeill
7th November 1894
M. A. McLean
15th December 1894
J. Stewart
29th December 1894
J. Lyall
19th March 1895
A. McLean
9th April 1895
M. Wright
12th June 1895
W. Irvine
14th June 1895
K. McPhail
19th September 1895
J. McLeod
19th September 1895
A. Richardson
25th October 1895
T. Patterson
12th December 1895
M. Goodall
1st February 1896
*J. Taberner
15th February 1896
*J. Kelly
27th May 1896
*A. Estall
12th July 1896
*F. Webb
21st September 1896
*L. Morton
21st September 1896
*L. McFarlane
21st September 1896
*J. L. Brown
*I. Rankin
*M. R. Wright
*J. Gresham
* The Misses Garratt and Miss Cameron of Blackrock, on independent lines.
Sisters' names are in italics.

It will be seen that at present the numbers are about equally divided. Auxiliaries have an asterisk before their names. Some of them just work with us at times when able, others are on probation or only temporarily with us before going abroad, but otherwise in the Mission on the same understanding as the pilgrims, our ordinary workers. More and more lately have we felt the need of a Central Home for the Mission where those applying to join could be received and get a little practical help and instruction before starting, and where pilgrim's could find a resting place at times. This need seems much nearer being met now than in the past…

EDITORS NOTE: This is the first time John Kelly's name is shown.



November 15, 1897, p. 261
Bright Words

ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT

1897 - WORKERS IN THE MISSION

J. G. Govan and Mrs. Govan 14th October 1886
J. Morrison 17th January 1888
R. R. Todd and Mrs. Todd 12th July 1888
D. Donaldson and Mrs. Donaldson 31st August 1888
L. B. Crone (South Africa) 15th November 1888
M. Wark 28th February 1889
E. K. Hutton 9th April 1889
M. Campbell 6th January 1890
M. Barr 6th January 1890
T. Pottie and Mrs. Pottie 12th August 1890
J. B. McLean 18th October 1890
E. Pendreigh 20 April 1892
W. W. Harris 15th November 1892
M. Carmichael 1st September 1893
G. Brunton 30th November 1893
J. Gillespie 30th November 1893
M. R. Wright
W. McAlpine (Tunisia) 8th March 1894
W. McNeill 7th November 1894
M. A. McLean 15th December 1894
J. Lyall 19th March 1895
A. McLean 9th April 1895
M. F. Wright 12th June 1895
W. Irvine 14th June 1895
K. McPhail 19th September 1895
J. McLeod 19th September 1895
A. Richardson 25th October 1895
M. Goodall 1st February 1896
J. Kelly 27th May 1896
F. Webb 21st September 1896
L. McFarlane 21st September 1896
*E. Nesbitt 9th November 1896
*A. Dickson 9th November 1896
*E. M. Ogden
*J. L. Brown
*I. Rankin
*The Misses Garratt and Cameron, on independent lines.
H. E. Govan, Editor of Bright Words , etc.

Sisters' names are in italics ; auxiliaries have an asterisk.

We closed our year without any increase in our numbers, chiefly because we have postponed accepting applicants for the work till the training arrangements spoken of below were completed. It will be seen that two of those on the list are working abroad-one in South Africa and the other in North Africa. Pilgrim McAlpine went to Tunisia during the year, is still supported out of the funds of the Mission, and has now gone to the city of Kairouan, where Christian missionaries have hitherto been unknown. The others have all been working in Scotland and Ireland. Five or six speak the Gaelic language, which is necessary for much of our Highland parish.

We would seek ever to realize that we are "workers together with Christ," and that it is only as He is "revealed in" us, and works in and through us by His Holy Spirit, that His work can be done.


November - December, 1898, p. 261
Bright Words

TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT

...The meetings have varied much in size, from little cottage gatherings to many hundreds crowded into public halls.  Besides the Gospel services, a large number of Christians’ meetings have been held, and then we had special gatherings at the New Year holidays in various places, and helpful Conventions at different times in district centres.

...We will now give A FEW FIGURES of the work of the year. In these various parts of the country there have been held together 140 different missions, varying in length.  The total number of inside meetings is about 6,400, and the aggregate attendance at these some 400,000.  About the same number of meetings has been held as in the previous year; but we are glad that the total attendance has gone up about 60,000, and there is a slight increase on almost all the figures of the year, including the numbers professing conversion.

The list of workers given below will show a good many changes, various ones being no longer with us, including our senior brother, Pilgrim James Morrison, who, having "fought a good fight," was called to his reward, and is now much missed among us.  Then a number of younger ones have joined.  I think we have had usually about fifty workers on the staff throughout the year, but the names we give now are those who are in the Mission at the close of our year, on 30th September 1898.  

 1898 - STAFF OF WORKERS

J.G. Govan, & Mrs. Govan  14th October 1886 
L.B. Crone (S. Africa) 15th November 1888
M. Wark,  28th February 1889
E.R. Hutton,  9th April 1889
M. Campbell,  6th January 1890
M. Barr,  6th January 1890
T. Pottie, Mrs. Pottie  12th August 1890
J.B. McLean,  18th October 1890
E. Pendreigh,  20th April 1892
W.W. Harris,  15th November 1892
M. Carmichael,  1st September 1893
J. Gillespie,  30th November 1893
W. McNeill,  7th November 1894
J. Lyall,  19th March 1895
A. McLean,  9th April 1895
M.F. Wright,  12th June 1895
W. Irvine,  14th June 1895
K. McPhail,  19th September 1895
A. Richardson,  25th October 1895
M. Goodall,  1st February 1896
J. Kelly,  27th May 1896
F. Webb,  21st September 1896
E. McFarlane,  21st September 1896
E. Nesbitt,  9th November 1896
H. McNeary,  1st October 1897
M. Livingstone,  1st January 1898
C. Coghill,  1st January 1898
V. Connor,  1st January 1898
E. Evans,  1st January 1898
J. Welsh,  1st January 1898
I. Phillips,  1st January 1898
I. Carson,  1st January 1898
S. Johnston,  1st January 1898
S. McDiarmid,  1st January 1898
M. Buchan,  1st January 1898
E. Phanix,  1st January 1898
D. Donald,  1st August 1898
J. Macrae,  1st August 1898
J. Burns,  1st August 1898
J. Finlayson,  1st August 1898
A. Cunningham,  1st August 1898
*J.L. Brown,
*M.A. Sinclair,
*M. Hamilton,
*J. McLean,
*J. Storie,
*The Misses Garratt & E.Cameron  (on independent lines)
H.E. Govan,  Editor of Bright Words, etc.
Sister’s names are in italics; auxiliaries have an asterisk.

EDITORS NOTE: First time Harry McNearys name is shown.


November – December 1899, p. 257
Bright Words

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT


During these last twelve months we have probably covered more ground, our Pilgrims been more widely scattered, than in any previous year.  In all, there have been about 190 missions, an increase of 50 over the previous year.  About 7250 inside meetings have been held, an increase of 850 over last year; but the aggregate attendance has not shown a proportionate increase, as it is just about 405,000, compared with 400,000.  This is accounted for to some extent by the very stormy and wet weather of last winter, and the great amount of illness in many places.  Nearly all our work being in country places and districts, the weather is apt to considerably affect the attendances. 

Though we are glad to be able to say there has been much spiritual blessing in different parts, both of Scotland and Ireland, the numbers professing have not been very large, and we do not look on the work generally as having been so successful as that of some of the previous years.  We always like, in our reports, to give both sides of the question.  At the same time, while we regret that there has not been more fruit, we do not feel the least discouraged, but praise the Lord for all His goodness and for all the blessing He has given during the past year; and we press on, seeking to prove much more of His manifested presence and power in our work for Him.

In IRELAND there has not been much work in the south, but altogether about sixty missions have been held in that country.

The list shows considerable increase.  One or two have left us through the year to get married, or on account of ill-health, but at the close of the year we have sixty-five instead of fifty. The following are the names:—

1899 - STAFF OF WORKERS

J.G. Govan, & Mrs. Govan 14th October 1886
L.B. Crone  15th November 1888
E.R. Hutton,  9th April 1889
M. Campbell,  6th January 1890
M. Barr, 6th January 1890
T. Pottie, Mrs. Pottie  12th August 1890
W.W. Harris, and Mrs. Harris 15th November 1892
M. Carmichael,  1st September 1893
J. Gillespie,  30th November 1893
W. McNeill,  7th November 1894
M.A. McLean,  15th December 1894
J. Lyall,  19th March 1895
A. McLean,  9th April 1895
M.F. Wright,  12th June 1895
W. Irvine,  14th June 1895
K. McPhail,  19th September 1895
M. Goodall,  1st February 1896
J. Kelly,  27th May 1896
F. Webb,  21st September 1896
E. McFarlane,  21st September 1896
L.E. Nesbitt,  9th November 1896
H.J.O. McNeary, 1st October 1897
H. Livingston 15th November 1897
M. Livingstone,  1st January 1898
C. Coghill,  1st January 1898
V.S. Connor,  1st January 1898
E. Evans,  1st January 1898
J. Welsh,  1st January 1898 
I. Phillips,  1st January 1898
I. Carson,  1st January 1898 
S. McDiarmid,  1st January 1898
M.Buchan,  1st January 1898
E. Phanix,  1st January 1898
D. Donald,  1st August 1898
J. Macrae,  1st August 1898
J.M. Burns,  1st August 1898
J. Finlayson,  1st August 1898
A. Cunningham,  1st August 1898
D. McColl,  1st January 1899
J. McLean,  1st January 1899
J. Storie,  1st January 1899
A. Paterson,  25th March 1899
E. Bradley,  25th March 1899
M. Robinson,  25th March 1899
L. Oakley,  25th March 1899
E. Harkness,  25th March 1899
A. Harkness,  25th March 1899
A. Hinds,  25th March 1899
H. Sherratt,  25th March 1899
D. McKenzie,  25th March 1899
T. Bache,  25th March 1899
*J.L. Brown,
*A.A. McCall,
*S.A. McGavin,
*M.A. Sinclair,
*L. Trowbridge,
*J. Kennedy,
*The Misses Garratt & E.Cameron  (on independent lines)
C. Ryan,  Typist,
H.E. Govan, Editor of Bright Words, etc.

Sister’s names are in italics; auxiliaries have an asterisk.

We make a difference between Pilgrims and *Auxiliaries.  The former are on the regular staff of the Mission; the latter are more independent, and work with us when able.  The Misses Garratt and their fellow-worker, Miss Cameron, are not supported out of the funds of the Mission.  The very blessed work they have carried on in Donegal was commenced quite independently of the Mission, but from shortly after the commencement, at their request, it has been in affiliation with the Faith Mission, and has contributed considerably to its funds.  A few others in the list, about half a dozen, are supported either wholly or partially apart from the Mission; but all the others are dependent on the Faith Mission—or rather, on God through the Mission—for their maintenance.  The average expenditure, it will thus be seen, is by no means large.




November-December, 1900, p. 273

Bright Words

See Copy in PHOTO GALLERY

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

Our pilgrims have preached the glorious truths of Full Salvation in many different counties in Ireland; there have been numerous open doors, more than we have been able to enter, and a good deal of encouragement and spiritual blessing.  We should mention that the work in the South of Ireland has not been reported, and thus is not included in our statistics, much of the time of the pilgrim in charge [William Irvine] having been taken up with building movable wooden halls, nearly all of which are worked on independent lines by workers unconnected with, and not under the direction of, the Faith Mission.

We have three fewer workers than a year ago.  Our way has not seemed open to take on many new ones, and a number have dropped out during the year owing to marriage and various other reasons.  So we closed our fourteenth year with a total of 62, as follows:—


1900 - STAFF OF WORKERS

J. G. Govan & Mrs. Govan 14 October 1886
L. B. Crone 15th November 1888
E. R. Hutton 9th April 1889
M. Campbell 6th January 1890
M. Barr 6th January 1890
T. Pottie & Mrs. Pottie
M. Carmichael 1st September 1893
J. S. Gillespie 30th November 1893
W. M'Neill 7th November 1894
M. A. M'Lean 15th December 1894
J. Lyall 19th March 1895
A. M'Lean 9th April 1895
M. F. Wright 12th June 1895
W. Irvine 14th June 1895
K. M'Phail 19th September 1895
J. Kelly 27th May 1896
F. Webb 21st September 1896
E. M'Farlane 21st September 1896
L. E. Nesbitt 9th November 1896
H. Livingston. 15th November 1897
M. Livingstone 1st January 1898
C. Coghill 1st January 1898
E. Evans 1st January 188
J. Welsh 1st January 1898
I. Phillips 1st January 1898
S. M'Diarmid 1st January 1898
M. Buchan 1st January 1898
E. Phanix 1st January 1898
D. Donald 1st August 1898
J. Macrae 1st August 1898
J. M. Burns 1st August 1898
J. Finlayson 1st August 1898
D. M'Coll 1st January 1899
J. M'Lean 1st January 1899
A. Paterson 25th March 1899
E. Bradley 25thMarch 1899
M. Robinson 25th March 1899
L. Oakley 25th March 1899
E. Harkness 25th March 1899
A. Hinds 25th March 1899
H. Sherratt 25th March 1899
D. M'Kenzie 25th March 1899
M. Carroll 11th October 1899
J. Beaton 12th October 1899
J. Mills 1st January 1900
N. Mackay 1st January 1900
J. B. M'Lean & Mrs. M'Lean 15th September 1900
*J. L. Brown
*A. A. M'Call 
*S. A. M'Gavin
*M. A. Sinclair
*L. Trowbridge
*The Missess Garratt & E. Cameron (on independent lines)
*W. Hill
C. Ryan,  Typist
H. E. Govan Editor of Bright Words, etc.

Sister’s names are in italics; auxiliaries have an asterisk.


EDITORS NOTE: First time May Carroll's name is shown.


November-December, 1901, p. 282

Bright Words

FIFTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT


We commenced our year with sixty-two workers and closed with sixty, as follows. Six of the old names have gone, and four new ones appear, while one pilgrim has changed her name, having been married to another.

1901 - THE WORKERS


J. G. Govan and Mrs. Govan 14th October 1886
T. Pottie and Mrs. Pottie 12th August 1890
J. B. McLean and Mrs. McLean 15th September 1900
J. S. Gillespie 30th November 1893
J. Lyall 19th March 1895
A. McLean 9th April 1895
D. McKenzie and Mrs. McKenzie 25th March 1899
(nee M. Campbell)
L. B. Crone 15th November 1888
E. K. Hutton 9th April 1889
M. Barr 6th January 1890
W. McNeill 7th November 1894
M. A. McLean 15th December 1894
M. F. Wright 12 June 1895
K. McPhail 19th September 1895
E. McFarlane 21st September 1896
I. E. Nesbitt 9th November 1896
H. Livingston 15th November 1897
M. Livingstone 1st January 1898
C. Coghill 1st January 1898
E. Evans 1st January 1898
I. Welsh 1st January 1898
I. Phillips 1st January 1898
S. McDiarmid 1st January 1898
M. Buchan 1st January 1898
E. Phoenix 1st January 1898
D. Donald 1st August 1898
J. Macrae 1st August 1898
J. M. Burns 1st August 1898
J. Finlayson 1st August 1898
D. McColl 1st January 1899
J. McLean 1st January1899
A. Paterson 25th March 1899
E. Bradley 25th March 1899
M. Robinson 25th March 1899
L. Oakley 25th March 1899
E. Harkness 25th March 1899
A. Harkness 25th March 1899
A. Hinds 25th March 1899
H. Sherratt 25th March 1899
M. Carroll 11th October 1899
J. Beaton 12th October 1899
J. Mills 1st January 1900
N. McKay 1st January 1900
M. McGregor 18th November 1900
M. R. Wright 18th November 1900
R. Miller 28th January 1901
J. C. Pollock 11th July 1901
*J. L. Brown
*A. A. McCall
*S. A. McGavin
*L. Trowbridge
*The Misses Garratt and
*E. Cameron on independent lines
C. Ryan typist
H. E. Govan, Editor of Bright Words , etc.

Sisters' names are in italics ; auxiliaries have an asterisk.

We had a short training session in the autumn, and have continued to prove the value of thus getting to know our workers, and giving them a little help before they go out, often standing alone for God, to seek to win souls out of the power of the evil one. As there have been more openings for work than we could enter into with our regular staff, we have at times taken on several without training; but we have tried to arrange for such to come to us later on.

EDITORS NOTE: No listing shown for Wm Irvine, John Kelly or Harry McNeary.



November, 1902, p. 247

Bright Words

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT


We are pleased to present our Annual Report in a different form this year, several of those in charge of departments of the work having kindly contributed to it. This, we trust, will make it more interesting and helpful. I shall only have to say a little about our staff of workers, and the training, and make a few general remarks. The following is, at the end our year, 30th September

1902 - LIST OF WORKERS

J. G. Govan and Mrs. Govan 14th October 1886
T. Pottie and Mrs. Pottie 12th August 1890
J. B. McLean and Mrs. McLean 15th November 1893
J. S. Gillespie 30th November 1893
J. Lyall 19th March 1895
A. McLean 9th April 1895
D. McKenzie and Mrs. McKenzie 25th March 1899
(nee M. Campbell)
E. K. Hutton 9th April 1889
M. Barr 6th January 1890
K. McPhail 19th September 1895
E. McFarlane 21st September 1896
F. M. Webb 21st September 1896
H. Livingston 15th November 1897
M. Livingstone 1st January 1898
E. Evans 1st January 1898
I. Phillips 1st January 1898
S. McDiarmid 1st January 1898
M. Buchan 1st January 1898
E. Phoenix 1st January 1898
J. Macrae 1st August 1898
D. McColl 1st January 1899
J. McLean 1st January1899
A. Paterson 25th March 1899
E. Bradley 25th March 1899
M. Robinson 25th March 1899
L. Oakley 25th March 1899
E. Harkness 25th March 1899
A. Harkness 25th March 1899
A. Hinds 25th March 1899
M. Carroll 11th October 1899
J. Beaton 12th October 1899
N. McKay 1st January 1900
M. McGregor 18th November 1900
M. R. Wright 18th November 1900
R. Miller 28th January 1901
J. C. Pollock 11th July 1901
B. Arnot 1st October 1901
I. O. Robertson 15th October 1901
J. Murray 12th December 1901
J. McIntyre 12th December 1901
J. McColl 12th December 1901
J. Garland 12th December 1901
*J. L. Brown
*A. A. McCall
*L. Trowbridge
*The Misses Garratt and
*E. Cameron on independent lines
H. C. M. Paterson Secretary
and Mrs. Paterson
C. Ryan
H. E. Govan, Editor of Bright Words , etc.

Sisters' names are in italics ; auxiliaries have an asterisk.

There have been a good many changes during the twelve months, and we close with fifty-six in all on our staff. Several sisters, after a good term of useful service, have left us for married life, three of them crossing the Atlantic. Another worker, who was in South Africa for a time, has returned there. Then one brother, who has been eight years in the Mission, has left us for independent evangelistic work, and several of the younger brothers have gone into other spheres, some of them not finding themselves very suitable for pilgrim life. On the other hand, we have received a few new workers, and welcomed back some former ...

EDITORS NOTE: No listing shown for J. M. Burns; last time May Carroll is listed..



November, 1903, p. 246
Bright Words

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

Done By Whom?

First of all, and in all done by the Holy Spirit. If the pilgrims have laboured hard and faithfully, it has been "striving according to His working who worketh in us mightily." If in any case it can be said that they have "laboured more abundantly" than others, they would be the first to confess- "Yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." "For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me... by word and deed... in the power of the Holy Ghost." But, as to the instruments He has used, there has been little changes in our staff during the year. At 30th September the following is our

1903 - LIST OF WORKERS


J. G. Govan and Mrs. Govan
14th October 1886
T. Pottie and Mrs. Pottie
12th August 1890
J. B. McLean and Mrs. McLean
18th October 1890
J. S. Gillespie
30th November 1893
J. Lyall
19th March 1895
A. McLean
9th April 1895
D. McKenzie and Mrs. McKenzie
25th March 1899
(nee M. Campbell)
E. K. Hutton
9th April 1889
M. Barr
6th January 1890
K. McPhail
19th September 1895
E. McFarlane
21st September 1896
H. Livingston
15th November 1897
M. Livingstone
1st January 1898
E. Evans
1st January 1898
I. Phillips
1st January 1898
S. McDiarmid
1st January 1898
M. Buchan
1st January 1898
E. Phoenix
1st January 1898
J. Macrae
1st August 1898
D. McColl
1st January 1899
J. McLean
1st January1899
A. Paterson
25th March 1899
E. Bradley
25th March 1899
M. Robinson
25th March 1899
L. Oakley
25th March 1899
A. Harkness
25th March 1899
A. Hinds
25th March 1899
J. Beaton
12th October 1899
N. McKay
1st January 1900
M. R. Wright
18th November 1900
R. Miller
28th January 1901
J. C. Pollock
11th July 1901
B. Arnot
1st October 1901
I. O. Robertson
15th October 1901
J. Murray
12th December 1901
J. McIntyre
12th December 1901
J. McColl
12th December 1901
J. Garland
12th December 1901
+M. Phoenix
3rd October 1902
+D. McInnes
3rd October 1902
M. Knox
31st December 1902
N. Ironside
31st December 1902
F. Chantlor
31st December 1902
A. Jones
31st December 1902
+M. Hall
4th January 1903
+L. Stanley
26th April 1903
+G. Winter
2nd May 1903
+H. M. Halliday
1st June 1903
+I. F. Black
2nd August 1903
*J. L. Brown
*A. A. McCall
*L. Trowbridge
*The Misses Garratt and
*E. Cameron
on independent lines
H. C. M. Paterson
Secretary
C. Ryan
Special Reporter
H. E. Govan, Editor of Bright Words , etc.

Of these, Sisters Stanley, Winter, and Halliday have come to us from Mr. Todd's Mission in Ireland, now dissolved. Sisters' names are in italics; auxiliaries have an asterisk. Names marked thus (+) are those of workers who have not been through the Training Home, but are accepted as auxiliaries meanwhile, with the prospect of coming into training later on. Other three have been with us part of the year as auxiliaries- a brother and two sisters. Twelve of the pilgrims speak the Gaelic tongue, invaluable for work in the Highlands. Of workers withdrawn since last year's list, Pilgrim Webb had to retire owing to home circumstances, Pilgrims McGregor and E. Harkness left for medical training for the foreign field, and Pilgrim Carroll joined Mr. Irvine's band of workers.



N
ovember, 1904, p. 252
Bright Words


SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT


The following is the list, at the end of our year, of our "fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God," "who laboured with me in the Gospel... whose names are in the book of life."

1904 - WORKERS IN THE MISSION

J. G. Govan and Mrs. Govan
14th October 1886
T. Pottie and Mrs. Pottie
12th August 1890
J. B. McLean and Mrs. McLean
18th October 1890
J. S. Gillespie
30th November 1893
J. Lyall
19th March 1895
A. McLean
9th April 1895
E. K. Hutton
9th April 1889
M. Barr
6th January 1890
K. McPhail
19th September 1895
E. McFarlane
21st September 1896
M. Livingstone
1st January 1898
E. Evans
1st January 1898
I. Phillips
1st January 1898
S. McDiarmid
1st January 1898
M. Buchan
1st January 1898
J. Macrae
1st August 1898
D. McColl
1st January 1899
J. McLean
1st January1899
A. Paterson
25th March 1899
M. Robinson
25th March 1899
L. Oakley
25th March 1899
N. McKay
1st January 1900
M. R. Wright
18th November 1900
R. Miller
28th January 1901
J. C. Pollock
11th July 1901
B. Arnot
1st October 1901
I. O. Robertson
15th October 1901
J. Murray
12th December 1901
J. McIntyre
12th December 1901
J. McColl
12th December 1901
J. Garland
12th December 1901
D. McInnes
3rd October 1902
M. Knox
31st December 1902
N. Ironside
31st December 1902
A. Jones
31st December 1902
M. Hall
4th January 1903
L. Stanley
26th April 1903
G. Winter
2nd May 1903
H. M. Halliday
1st June 1903
+T. G. Tredennick
4th October 1903
M. Davis
6th December 1903
+A. McIlroy
13th September 1904
*J. L. Brown
*A. A. McCall
*I. Trowbridge
*The Misses Garratt and
*E. Cameron
on independent lines
H. C. M. Paterson
Secretary
H. E. Govan, Editor of Bright Words , etc.

 



November, 1905, p. 247

Bright Words

SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

There have been a few changes in our staff of workers during the year, and at the close we have 51 in all, as follows:-

1905 - STAFF OF WORKERS



J. G. Govan and Mrs. Govan 14th October 1886
T. Pottie and Mrs. Pottie 12th August 1890
J. B. McLean and Mrs. McLean 18th October 1890
J. S. Gillespie 30th November 1893
J. Lyall 19th March 1895
A. McLean and Mrs. McLean 9th April 1895
E. K. Hutton 9th April 1889
M. Barr 6th January 1890
E. McFarlane 21st September 1896
M. Livingstone 1st January 1898
E. Evans 1st January 1898
I. Phillips 1st January 1898
M. Buchan 1st January 1898
J. Macrae 1st August 1898
D. McColl 1st January 1899
J. McLean 1st January1899
A. Paterson 25th March 1899
L. Oakley 25th March 1899
N. McKay 1st January 1900
M. R. Wright 18th November 1900
J. C. Pollock 11th July 1901
B. Arnot 1st October 1901
I. O. Robertson 15th October 1901
J. Murray 12th December 1901
J. McIntyre 12th December 1901
J. McColl 12th December 1901
J. Garland 12th December 1901
M. Hall 4th January 1903
L. Stanley 26th April 1903
G. Winter 2nd May 1903
H. M. Halliday 1st June 1903
T. G. Tredennick 4th October 1903
A. McIlroy 13th September 1903
D. Wharton 2nd October 1904
E. H. Grainger 21st November 1904
M. R. Rodger 11th December 1904
C. R. Dobbit 11th February 1905
H. H. Stubbings 1st April 1905
J. F. Black 2nd September 1905
M. E. McCalinout 15th September 1905
+I. R. Veanian 15th September 1905
*J. L. Brown
*A. A. McCall
*The Misses Garratt on independent lines
H. C. M. Paterson Secretary
H. E. Govan, Editor of Bright Words , etc.

Sisters' names are in italics: auxiliaries have an asterisk. The name marked thus (+) is that of a worker who has not been through the Training Home, but is accepted as a probationer meanwhile, with the prospect of coming into training later on. Others have been with us part of the year as auxiliaries, making 51 the average staff throughout the year.

Owing to illness, I was not able to take much active part in the work of the mission for some months. My brother, the Editor of Bright Words, heartily assisted by our Secretary, Mr. Paterson, relieved me of most of the burden and detail, and, aided by the different district-superintendents, carried it on satisfactorily.

Our ten-day Conventions at Rothesay, being the thirteenth we have held there, was a splendid close to the year's work, and imparted to us all deeper faith and larger hope, as, forgetting the things which are behind, we press forward to what is before, knowing that in personal experience, as well as in spiritual service, "there is much land yet to be possessed." We would ask all our readers to join with us in praise for all the Lord's abundant goodness to us in the days that have gone, and in prayer that we may be truly kept abiding in Christ, and walking and working in the Spirit as we go forward to OUR TWENTIETH YEAR.      J. G. Govan


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