THE

GIRLS'

AUXILIARY

The Presbyterian Church of Scotland first introduced a Girls'Auxiliary Association in the early 1900's. It was mainly concerned with support of overseas missionaries by prayer and by efforts of fund-raising to send financial aid to women who had been called to Mission service in the name of the Presbyterian Church.

In 1910 The Women's Association for Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland decided to form a similar Auxiliary organisation for teenage girls of the church which would encourage interest in the mission work of women from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland who were serving in India and China.

Strand Girls' Auxiliary was formed in 1924 and until the late 1940's continued to help with Mission support. The monthly meetings included Bible Study and gave opportunity to the girls to discuss and debate. "Easter schools" (conferences) were held at various locations North and South where Members from all Branches throughout Ireland could spend some time together.

The Motto of the G.A. was Philippians chapter 4 verse 13  - "I can do all things through Christ Which Strengthenth me."

GIRLS' AUXILIARY MISSIONARIES IN INDIA AND CHINA - JANUARY 1933