The main focus of these records is the discussion of either candidates or prospective candidates, regarding their competance and whether their progress as a missionary should be supported or stopped. Descriptions vary in length from one line in a report to a full-page analysis. The letterbooks in this group usually contain indexes to the letters arranged by author. Details of how funds, including block grants, are disposed of are included here in some detail. These items lend more space to the discussion of the role played by native staff and assistants than those in other groups. Japanese residents of Korea showed some stout resistance to the missionaries' attempts to convert them and this resistance was sufficiently strong as to lead the missionaries to conclude that foreign workers, without local helpers, would not be able to convert enough locals as to make the exercise worthwhile. In Ahmednagar, the Bishop devolved some of his powers to native recruits and they had voting rights as to how the church was run. The missionaries in Ahmednagar also reported locals converting each other purely on their initiative. Local help was also crucial to the building of some mission houses. The work of the mission was not immune to outside events; the impact of World War one was particularly noticeable as donations from the military increased, staffing levels came under pressure, two members of the Women's Army were confirmed with a group of male soldiers, and one of the mission's hostels was given to the Red Cross. The impact of the Lucknow plague during 1904 was also felt, as medical staff died from the plague and more were requested.