The Baptist Home Mission Monthly Volume 3-4

The Baptist Home Mission Monthly Volume 3-4

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...The Executive Board of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, deems it important that the denomination should be acquainted with the following facts: The Treasury of the Society is so heavily overdrawn that at the January meeting of the Board it was decided that all the appointments recommended by the Missionary Committee should be limited to one-half the usual time; and that no further appointments should be made until an improved condition of the treasury should warrant. The amount of borrowed money for the prosecution of the Society's work is $59,000. Before the end of the fiscal year, in April, much heavier obligations are to be met than last year. This is owing to the enlargement of the Society's operations, particularly in the West. It has been done in generous reliance upon the denomination which has demanded it. The grave question is now whether the Executive Board will be sustained in its advance movement. To be straitened for means to pay promptly the salaries of missionaries, whose needs are greatest in mid-iwnter, is most painful. It is painful to see promising frontier fields lie waste for want of a few thousand dollars to occupy them. It is painful to lose the services of excellent ministers in the East who are offering to go West in the early Spring. The work of Baptists in Home Missions has gone forward grandly during the year. While the West is developing so rapidly, it would be calamitous to our interests there, both now and in the future, to have our work arrested. The Board has hoped that the Jubilee meeting in May would not be shadowed with a debt; but unless nearly double the contributions received for the same period last year, come into our Treasury in the next sixty days, this will be inevitable. With faith unshaken...
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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591569
  • 9781236591562