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Testimonies on Sabbath-School Work, Page 109

The Sabbath-school work is important, and all who are interested in the truth should endeavor to make it prosperous.—Testimonies for the Church 5:127.

Companies of Sabbath-keepers may be raised up in many places. Often they will not be large companies; but they must not be neglected; they must not be left to die for want of proper personal effort and training. The work should not be left prematurely. See that all are intelligent in the truth, established in the faith, and interested in every branch of the work, before leaving them for another field....

It has been proved in the missionary field that, whatever may be the preaching talent, if the laboring part is neglected, if the people are not taught how to work, how to conduct meetings, how to act their part in missionary labor, how to reach people successfully, the work will be nearly a failure. There is much to be done in the Sabbath-school work, also, in bringing the people to realize their obligation, and to act their part. God calls them to work for Him, and the ministers should guide their efforts.—Testimonies for the Church 5:256.

After referring to the faithfulness of Caleb, Hannah, and Dorcas, the testimony says:—

Such patient, prayerful, and persevering fidelity as was possessed by these saints of God is rare; yet the church can not prosper without it. It is needed in the church, in the Sabbath-school, and in society.—Testimonies for the Church 5:304.

The Sabbath-school is an important branch of the missionary work, not only because it gives to young and old a knowledge of God's

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