Behind the Pardah; The Story of C. E. Z. M. S. Work in India

Behind the Pardah; The Story of C. E. Z. M. S. Work in India

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...should lead a pious life, and for this we must ask for grace from Go1). In order to pray to GoD you need not go to Kashi; you can pray at home, in your own house. Therefore pray now, seek salvation at once; for now is the accepted time." Among our missionaries to-day we thankfully reckon many Indian women of good birth, refinement, and education. Henry Martyn thought that it would be a miracle if a Brahman became a Christian. What would he have said could he have foreseen that the daughter of a Brahman convertwould, within the century, have been able to plead with English ladies to help their perishing sisters? Yet in India's Women for July, 1897, appeared the substance of an address, given at the C.E.Z.M.S. annual meeting at Calcutta, by Mrs. Chowdhury, the daughter of a high-caste Brahman convert, and the widow of Dr. Kali Prosonno Chowdhury, who, since 1885, has been devoting herself to efforts for the spiritual welfare of her countrywomen at Bardwan and Howrah. We quote some of her stirring words, as they fall with peculiar power from the lips of an Indian lady: "Our lines have fallen in pleasant places, and we have a grave responsibility, a duty which we owe to India. The Hindus and Muhammadans know no difference yet between the professing Christian and the true servant of Jesus.. They will not read the life of Jesus for a holy example, but form their opinion of Him by your life and mine. Some will go as far as to say that ' mission work is a failure.' I should have been a Hindu and a worshipper of idols today, had not the Gospel of Jesus been brought to our land. We believe that the Holy Spirit is secretly working in many hearts, and, though we see only a few baptisms, 'thatDa.y' will reveal...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909402
  • 9781236909404