Taita British And Foreign Bible Society

Evening Post 2 December 1924
A branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society was formed on Friday afternoon at Taita. Mrs. Mabey held a drawing-room meeting at her residence, and. invited Mrs. Florence Porter (organising secretary) to speak upon the work of the society, the world wide work of translation, revision, printing, and circulation of the Scriptures was spoken of, also the wonderful progress of the work in New Zealand during the last five years. Tributes were paid to the able administration and tireless energy of the general secretary, the Rev. A. T. Thompson, who has recently accepted the position of Generalsecretary for Australasia. Special mention was made of the Pocket Testament League, and what it was doing for the young people of New Zealand, very specially in the backblocks. Mrs Mabey was elected president, Mrs. Burgess secretary, with Mesdames Chittick and Axton as collectors. At the close all were entertained at afternoon tea by Mrs and the Misses Mabey.

Evening Post 8 December 1925
The Taita branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society held a successful meeting recently at the residence of Mrs. Buck. The resignation of Mrs. Mabey was received with regret. Mrs. Buck (who has been associated with the society for many years at Manukau, and later at Taita) was elected president, Mrs. Burgess secretary (re-elected), and Mrs. Chittick and Miss August collectors. The two latter have done excellent work, the result of their labours being higher than last year. Mrs. Porter outlined the work of the past year in New Zealand, and the growth abroad, specially stressing the wonderful work of the colporteurs and translators. Mrs. Buck entertained those present at afternoon tea, which was much appreciated.

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