COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S MISSIONS.
Brookhaven, Miss., July 23rd, 1887.
Bro. President and Members:—We, your Committee
on Woman's Missions, for the cause of Christ, believe that
we can do more good among the parents and children of
our people than most of our Baptist preachers; because
they do not take any interest whatever in our Sunday
schools ; therefore be it
Resolved, That we on Woman's Missions do all in our
power to bring the little children of the Sunday Schools to
loving arms of the Savior ; because Jesus said to his dis¬
ciples: "Suffer little children to come unto me, and for¬
bid them not."
Please remember, dear brethren of this convention,
that the first person Christ commissioned after his resur¬
rection was a woman ; therefore be it
Resolved, That we on Woman's Missions, be sup¬
ported by the Baptist Missionary Convention.
Rev. J. Smothers, Chairman;
P. W. Walker,
J. N. Johnson.
Thus you see that they not only sent money to the
convention, but worked in other directions in bringing our
sons and daughters to what they are to-day.
In the message of Rev. G. W Gayles, D. D., presi¬
dent of the State Convention of Mississippi, the following
was recommended to said convention in reference to ouP
Baptist women of Mississippi:
"I respectfully suggest and recommend that the con¬
vention formulate a system by which our sisters can do
home and foreign mission work, and utilize all of their
forces. Why not? I see no good reason why our sisters
cannot organize educational and foreign mission societies
in their respective churches, thereby raising money and
means to assist in the^ education of their race, also in
sending the Gospel to the heathen, who are in the land of
Africa. I again invite our sisters to the front in this mat-