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=torf>?2Ffc? Uhe Tlorcb. The Official Organ of the Forward Movement of the Presbyterian Church of "Wales. ^r VoLy<5. No. 1. [New Series] JANUARY, 1909. Price One Penny. (Post Free, 1/6 per annum, prepaid) Meeting of the Forward Movement Directors, Dec* 11,1908 SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. Mr. President and Brethren,— dOTRING of startling importance has occurred in with the Forward Movement since the last meeting of the Directors. On the whole, I think I can report progress. Most of the centres appear to be taking root and gaining strength, although a few cause me much anxiety. Recently a new hall has been opened in Porth, Rhondda Valley. The building operations had been delayed by a series of un¬ fortunate circumstances ; I had almost despaired of ever seeing the building completed ; the stars in their courses seemed to war against it. However, all is well that ends well. And connection this centre. Sfc^ 4& BRjBKi.'- ■ ! OKv M1 1 ^§fM Rev. J. Morgan Jones. Superintendent of the Forward Movement. under the energetic new evangelist, Mr. Geo. Thomas, B. A., I expect great things from In Monmouthshire there are two other halls in process of building : one at Abercarn, the other at Blaina. Permis¬ sion to build had been given to those centres before the death of Dr. Pugh. No doubt new buildings were needed, but they will add materially to the huge debt already bur¬ dening the Movement. There are three centres in a sad financial plight—Barry Dock, Penydarren and Morris- ton. Barry Dock was under water when the Rev. John Harris, the present evangelist, went, there. There was a large overdraft at the Bank, and Dr. Pugh had deposited the