Excerpt from The Life and Work of Lucinda B. Helm: Founder of the Women's Parsonage and Home Mission Society of the M. E. Church, South Lucinda B. Helm's relation to a movement which had its birth in her fertile brain, and has grown up under her leadership to be one of the most potent and efficient departments of the great Methodist Epis copal Church, South, makes it eminently appropriate that the story of her life and work should be told.
During her life she was urged by many to publish a full account of her work; but, although possessing the ability to lead and organize, to mold thought and direct energies, she had the modesty that shrank from this task, as became a lady of her gentle breeding.
The intimacy between her and the writer was such that conversations concerning the history and develop ment of her work were frequent, and in one of these she expressed a desire that if the facts were ever given in permanent form it should be done by the author, adding: i When I am gone, I think perhaps God would use the record as a blessing. Thus, while wish ing that a worthier pen might render this loving serv ice, we trace with sacred feelings the footsteps of this peerless woman.
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