A Consecrated Life; Or the Biography of John Sheridan

A Consecrated Life; Or the Biography of John Sheridan

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...by sad bereavement, and who lived in the city, were visited. If they were without church associations, every possible effort was made to place them under the influence of faithful pastors. If they lived at a distance, they were written to. If they lived near his Mission Chapel, they were made welcome there. On the night of his funeral, a man who was deeply moved said to me, "Your brother buried my father and mother and four of my children. He was always with us when we were in trouble. We have lost our best earthy friend." Tender were the attachments formed between him and the families at whose homes be ministered in times of sad bereavement. BELIEVING THE POOR. We quote: "The kind friend whose confidence I enjoyed for a quarter of a century, and who enabled me to assist seven hundred and fifty families and individuals, has followed other benefactors to the world beyond, but there are some left to remember the poor. The gentleman whose check was received for my first month's salary has not lost his interest in City Missionaries, to some of whom valuable gifts of delicious soups are forwarded for the sick, and for others who may need them." He also makes grateful mention of the indebtedness of the Mission to the Rev. Willard Parsons, of the New York Tribune "Fresh Air Fund." There is nothing said in the sketch of his work, from which I have quoted, about his personal gifts. The Rev. Doctor Middleditch says, "He lived in the most frugal manner so as to have money to give to the poor and to church and missionary work," and I can testify that Doctor Middleditch speaks truly. He began by giving one-tenth of his income. Soon he increased his giving to one-fifth. For many years he gave one fourth, and during the...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236473574
  • 9781236473578