This Week in Texas Methodist History
As Texans continue to suffer from the effects of heat, drought, and global economic problems, the Texas Methodist History blog takes a look at how Texas Methodists coped with adversity in the 1930s.
By August 1933 the effects of the Great Depression were taking their toll on Texas Methodists. As the price of both cotton and oil dropped to unheard lows, so did the ability of members to contribute to their churches. Annual conference receipts dropped more than fifty percent from 1929 to 1933.