Centenary Missionary Addresses; Delivered at Missionary Conferences and Elsewhere Under the Auspices of the American Baptist Missionary Union in the Years 1892 and 1893

Centenary Missionary Addresses; Delivered at Missionary Conferences and Elsewhere Under the Auspices of the American Baptist Missionary Union in the Years 1892 and 1893

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the gospel story of the crucifixion. He reads it aloud. While he reads, one of the most hardened of these frozen faces begins to melt. The lines of stolidity are broken. Soon the whole room is filled with the manifest and throbbing spirit of Jesus Christ, and many of the Esquimaux are won to his love and his service. Ely six hundred miles across the straits to Labrador, and a similar process is going on. Take the wings of the north wind and fly on for thousands of miles down the American continent until we come to our own territory. See these Herrnhutters year after year and generation after generation seeking to win the American Indian to Christ. Fly on to the West Indies. There come from Herrnhut two men, ready to be sold into slavery, that they may bring to the Negroes the fellowship of Christ. One, left alone, is tending a watch-fire on a great plantation that he may earn a pittance of bread by keeping guard over the property of the planters, who hate him, and he wonders if the Herrnhutters away in Saxony have forgotten him. Toward the middle of the night he sees two men stalking out of the darkness toward him and wonders with what intent they are coming. As they come nearer, and the light of the watch-fire gleams over their faces, he sees that they are his brethren who have come over land and sea to his help. We cannot stop to recount the long trials and the ultimate triumphs of the gospel as brought to the West Indies by this people. We must fly on over into Central America, to the Mosquito coast--a suggestive name. Along the lagoons of the Mosquito coast these Herrnhutters have been winning to Christ hundreds of men and women. Fly again, hundreds of miles farther, to the north shoulder of South America. Go into the woods where the low and...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
  • 1236586735
  • 9781236586735