THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT, 1880.
METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE COLPORTAGE ASSOCIATION.
PRESIDENT REV. C. H. SPURGEON.
ED. BOUSTEAD, ESQ.
MR. C. P. CARPENTER.
MR. C. F. ALLISON. Mr. C.MURRELL. F. D. CARPENTER. J. PASSMORE, Junr.
G. GOLDSTON. W. PAYNE.
G. GREGORY. S. R. PEARCE.
M. LLEWELLYN C. WATERS.
W.J. MILLS. WOOLLARD.
T. MILLS, SEC.
— REV. W. CORDENJONES.
THE objectof this Association is the increased circulation of religious and healthy literature among all classes, in order to counteract the evil of the vicious publications which abound, and lead to much immorality, crime, and neglect of religion.
This; object is carried out in a twofold manner:— 1st.—-By means of Christian Colporteurs, who are paid a fixed salary, and devote all their time to the work, visiting every accessible house with Bibles and good books and periodicals for sale, and performing other missionary services, such as visitation of the sick and dying, and conducting meetings and open-air services as opportunities occur. This is the most important method, enabling the Colporteur to visit every part of the district regularly.
The average total cost of a Colporteur is from £ 75 to £80; but the Committee will appoint a man to any district for which £ 40 a year is subscribed, if the fund of the Association will permit. 2nd.—By means of Book Agents who canvass for orders for periodicals, and supply them month by month; these receive a liberal percentage on the sales to remunerate them for their trouble.
This; second method is admirably adapted to the requirements of districts where the guaranteed subscription for a Colporteur cannot be obtained.
Shopkeepers or other persons willing to become Book Agents may communicate with the Secretary. The Association is unsectarian in its operations, “doing work for the friends of a ,full and free gospel anywhere and everywhere.” Cheques may be crossed London and County Bank; and Post Office Orders made payable: to W. C.JONES, at the Chief Office, St. Martin’sle- Grand. All communications should be addressed to
REV. W.CORDEN JONES, Colportage Association, Pastor.,” College, Temple Street, St.
George’s Road, London, S.E.