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Robert Moffatt, a Scottish missionary to Africa, returned to England to recruit young men for the missionary field. He was greeted by the fury of a cold British winter. Arriving at the church where he was to speak, he noted only a small group had braved the elements to hear his appeal. What disturbed him even more was that he had prepared his sermon on Proverbs 8:4, "Unto you, O men, I call," and there he was with an audience of women only. I’m sure that Dr. Moffatt felt like his preparation was senseless in light of the fact that few women could be expected to undergo the rigorous experiences of the African Mission field. But God had a different plan in mind. Quite unknown to Reverend Moffatt, a young boy was pumping the organ out of sight in the organ loft. That boy heard...

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