Abbeokuta; Or, Sunrise Within the Tropics. an Outline of the Origin and Progress of the Yoruba Mission

Abbeokuta; Or, Sunrise Within the Tropics. an Outline of the Origin and Progress of the Yoruba Mission

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...quietly but manfully asserted his right to worship according to his own convictions. The elders acknowledged the justice of his claim, and his wife, finding that neither entreaties nor reproaches had any effect, left him, taking with her their only child. He often visited the missionaries for comfort and advice. "Commit thy way unto the Lord," was the counsel they gave him; and so it was, that before long his wife, doubtless influenced by the gentleness and patience he had invariably exhibited, returned, bringing the child with her. She afterwards attended the services at the church, but we are not aware whether any further accounts of her have been received. The two men, thus the first baptised in Abbeokuta, received the names of Thomas and Edward, in remembrance of two of Africa's most faithful friends, Sir Thomas Acland, and Sir Edward Buxton. When the adult baptisms were ended, Mr. Crowther had the pleasure of baptizing his own four nieces, the children of his two sisters, who, though not yet themselves prepared to take this decided step, desired that tl.eir little ones should be admitted into Christ's fold; and it must have been very touching to see Hannah, the aged grandmother, and the almost infant grandchildren, thus at the same time made members of the visible church. A few weeks after this interesting event, Mr. and Mrs. Townsend were obliged to leave Abbeokuta and return to England, on account of the failure of Mrs. Townsend's health. Happily the Rev. J. C. Miiller had just arrived, and Mr. Townsend rejoiced in being able to place the district of Ake" in his hands. Sagbna and the other chiefs greatly lamented the departure of our missionaries, but they took advantage of it to send a letter to the Queen of England, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610490
  • 9781236610492