The American Missionary Volume 71, No. 2

The American Missionary Volume 71, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the farms and making the beginnings of a new Christian civilization. Here an able and self-denying minister is seeking to minister to the scattered people of a large county. He is located at what will be the county seat, but his parish reaches far and wide Here he must face loneliness and hardship and difficulty until the new settlers about him have become fairly well established and can co-operate with some strength in the matter of developing a church. No parsonage need is greater than his. To help make a good home for such a self-denying and heroic Christian pioneer is an immense privilege. If anyone should send us $500, we could at once respond to his call for help to complete this greatly needed home. Come to the church In the wildwood, Oh, come to the church in the dale; No spot Is so dear to my childhood As the little brown church in the vale. The sermon, with its sound Christian doctrine and fervent appeal, the invitation to backsliders and the unconverted while the congregation sings softly, "Almost persuaded" and "Just as I am;" it is all an old story, of which the Old Home paper makes much. It is good to get news of the revival back home. It is good to know that Deacon Zepheniah Wilson is yet alive and taking an active part in the revival, although it must go a little against his grain to have the singing led by an imported soloist who gets paid for it and makes a business of it. For many years in the long ago, Deacon Wilson led the singing in the little church back home, and he fought bitterly against the introduction of an organ to the church, and, after the organ came, he threatened to quit going to church i.t all, looking upon that innovation as a sacrilege; but Elder Black silenced him and smoothed his...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867866
  • 9781236867865