Y.W.C.A. NAUMAI CLUB
_ «*. At the above club on Sunday evening, after the usual tea, was pa.rta.ken of, a good number of visitors gathered to sing. These ladies were delegates to tho conference held lately at Waimate. in connection with the Missionary Students' movement. Seeing that conferences are nearly always interesting, the hostel secretary (Miss Seamen) asked the delegates to give a- short talk on what had been done. Miss \ JsmaVt grove a. very intei-estivig acvoivrrt, oi ' the conference, beginning with the general j routine. A;tfer break fast circles each ! found some shady comer, there to pursue I their studies, inidei- an eflieieiit teacher, j " One special feature, of the conference," 'said tho speaker, "was a time of quiet. ! when no word was spoken for 15 minutes, I and the whole company were expected j during that time to focus their minds on I things spiritual. Christ's presence then | set nii'd to he.very close. Doubtless these quiet times did much for_ the success of the conference and the spiritual uplift of the members. Miss Small said that there, was always a recreation- time during the morning, "and reading circles, etc., went on all elav. no addresses being given till evening. 'The Lev. E. K. Harries, formerly of Wales, was one of the speakers. He usually gave quiet talks, which proved very uplifting and helpful. This gentlemail was one of the speakers and circle leaders at the Y.W.C.A. conference held in February, 1914, at Diamond Harbor. Miss Small quoted either such conferences held since the forming of the. Missionary Students' movement, anil added that it I had often happened that men and women j had visited these merely tor a, holiday, ! but. had left with a. firm desire in their i hearts to ho whole-hearted for the Master, ' which resolve was portrayed in their shin- > ing faces. Miss Kartlett, a i'ellow-dele- ' (gate of Miss Small, acted ■ iie, part of accompanist to the. singing for the meet- ! iug.
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Y.W.C.A. NAUMAI CLUB, Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915