SOME INTERESTING LETTERS
ASSURANCE OF CONTINUED CONFIDENCE
OUR DEAR BROTHER AND PASTOR:--
The little Class of Shawnee appointed me to write and tell you that we passed a resolution assuring you of our steadfast faith in you and your leadings. We got the thought from reading the Nov. 15th WATCH TOWER, the article on "What Course Should We Take?" that you had almost decided that the things we have been expecting in 1914 would not come to pass on time--since you said it is possible, but not probable. Now, dear Brother, if these things do not come to pass until 2014, instead of 1914, our faith in you will be as great as it ever has been, for we believe that you have fought a good fight, that you have kept the faith, that you have almost finished your course, and that there is laid up for you a glorious Crown.
It seems to us that it would not be strange if the dear Lord would permit a short delay to try the faith of some who had perhaps consecrated to 1915, instead of until death.
May the dear Lord's richest blessings be upon you. In behalf of the Class, your brother in the Lord.
N. B. RANKIN.--Okla.
(January 1, 1914 WT, page 31)