March 1940 | Vol.45 | No.6
On Wednesday, December 20th, we invited a number of refugees for a Christmas fellowship. Our mission hall was decorated for the holiday, and 42 guests took their places at the table. For most of those refugees it was the first Christmas in this country. We had a blessed time, and we believe that everyone will remember this happy occasion for a long time. After Mr. Cohn welcomed the guests, I was privileged to give the Christmas message from Titus 2:11, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” and a few others spoke briefly. We sang the old and beautiful Christmas carols in German. One of the refugee girls recited the Christmas story. An original poem in German, especially written for this occasion, was recited by the same refugee girl author. The program was rounded out by beautiful musical selections. There was a fine Christmas spirit throughout the meeting, and all who came were happy and grateful to the Lord.