Bible Society Record Volume 42-44

Bible Society Record Volume 42-44

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...advantages which any missionary board derives from these wide-spread operations of the Bible Society, or to show what help is rendered by missionaries of every name in distributing the Scriptures, not only among their own.adherents, but in outlying communities. Over and over again churches have come into being in villages where the colporteur preceded the evangelist, and wherever converts are gained, oral instruction must be followed by the printed page if permanent results are expected and arranged for. The foreign appropriations for the year were made on a reduced scale, but in view of manifold opportunities for expanding work, especially at the present moment in South America, and in the near future in Cuba, it is greatly to be desired that this reduction should be at once arrested, and that expansion should take its place. The doors are opened: shall we not enter? The necessities of the Society's treasury unfortunately compelled it to delay the publication of books which were urgently needed for Africa and Micronesia. Some special pledges from Pennsylvania encouraged the Managers to proceed with the printing of a volume of the Benga Scriptures, but the appeal for the Marshall Islanders, who greatly need a new edition of the New Testament, remains unanswered. The " Morning Star " ought not to go from Honolulu in 1899 without a liberal supply. A donation of $500 has been offered to meet a part of the expense, but a much larger amount is necessary to insure the publication of the requisite edition, which ought to be of sufficient size to meet the expected demand for several years. The summer of 1898 is the time to print them. GENERAL VIEW OF OPERATIONS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES. The reduced appropriations for foreign lands, due to...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885341
  • 9781236885340