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Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.VI No.II Pg.16b
September 1943

The Nashville Christian Institute

(F. E. W., Jr.)

We have the following letter from Marshall Keeble, our colored brother and evangelist:

Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 12, 1943.

"Dear Sir & Brother in Christ: For three years we have been trying to conduct a school where the Bible can be taught daily to our boys and girls. I have decided to travel among the brotherhood to see if I can raise funds for the school, and I am kindly asking you for a written endorsement of my efforts, PLEASE. Your endorsement will be a blessing to our efforts. Brother J. E. Acuff, of Nashville, is our treasurer, so that no one will be uneasy about the handling of the funds. I have always appreciated your endorsement of my work. Meeting here is doing fine. Pray for us. Fraternally yours, M. Keeble, 1600 Scovel St., Nashville, Tennessee.

I have always endorsed the preaching and the work of Marshall Keeble and Luke Miller. They are able preachers of the gospel, and they are consecrated and humble and sincere. They know what their work is and they know how to do it--and they do it. They have not allowed the white brethren, who in many places have used such poor judgment, to make them vain and haughty. Their attitude is right, their hearts are right, and their work among their people has borne the right kind of fruit. It gives me pleasure to commend all colored preachers of the gospel like them, and there are some others who could well afford to imitate their humility and their manner of life and preaching.

The present endeavor of Marshall Keeble in soliciting funds for his school in which to teach the Bible to colored boys and girls is a worthy one. Keeble is the right man for the place. The brethren should help him liberally in this work. Brother J. E. Acuff, an official of the Life & Casualty Insurance Company, and an elder of the Charlotte Avenue church in Nashville, is a business man of first rank, and his name as treasurer of the funds furnishes the proper guarantee of business management. The Bible Banner wishes M. Keeble and his associates success in this work and will help him every way we reasonably can.