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ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1925 Edit

In addition to the English-speaking pilgrims there have been 51 pilgrim in the field speaking other languages, also 4 colored pilgrims, to wit:

Polish
11
  Russian
2
German
8
  Armenian
2
Lithuanian
8
  Arabic
1
Ukrainian
6
  Japanese
1
Greek
5
  French
1
Italian
3
  Spanish
1
Hungarian
2
  Colored
4


A resume of these foreign-speaking brethren's service is as follows:

Total visits
2,633
Public meetings
1,580
Attendance
97,447
Class meetings
3.149
Attendance
104,383
Miles traveled
296,592

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HAWAII

The friends in Hawaii continue to prosecute the witness work and with good success. One colporteur sells on an average of 300 books per week chiefly to the Japanese and Filipino plantations. Also a number of books are placed among the native Hawaiians. The friends are making progress and rejoicing.

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JAPAN

There is a small congregation of friends at Suma, Kobe, Japan, who continue in the best way they can to give the witness in Japanese. The Japanese work on the Pacific Coast in the United States has taken on a considerable impetus during the year, classes being organized in several places. We hope shortly to send a Japanese brother to Japan to assist in the work there. MILLIONS, COMFORT, HARP OF GOD and Volume One of STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES are in the Japanese language. A brother from Japan writes:

False teachers are planning to leave Japan. Really what these so-called missionaries have effected in our country is desecration of home and national unity, desecration of the name of the Lord and of a hope of life eternal. They have done this in the name of Jesus. Our people have rejected these, and there is now a possibility of their accepting the truth when presented to them.