Thirty-One Years of Organized Work in Oklahoma,
Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana by
Church of the Brethren from 1891 to 1922
DEDICATION Not that we desire to boast of achievement, because we surely have very little to boast of; not that we can say that we have produced anything entirely new, because this is only a bit more history of which the world is full; not that we can show any greater sacrifices than hundreds of faithful men and women have made in the ages that have passed since the dawn of the Christian Era, but we believe that there have been worthy men and women in these districts whose sacrifices may be an inpiration to others to offer themselves without reserve to the Lord's work. Not that other sects have not done anything in this needy field, because ihey have been there and possibly as conscientious as we; not that we were there before they were, or had any claim to precedence; not that we think their history would not be interesting, but that we desire to relieve ourselves of responsibility by doing our part in this great field and we desire to record these feats to spur others on to greater activity, and take possession of the field in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and King. As a testimony to the work that has been accomplished by these men and women who have come and given their time and money and some of them, their lives, we, as a committee appointed by the Mission Boards of the Districts, desire to dedicate this brief history of these two Districts for the thirty-one years since they have been organized.