The Family Christian Almanac for the United States

The Family Christian Almanac for the United States

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... work they have done there. It is the grandest example of foreign mission work that tho world has over seen, perhaps, and might be the text for many sermons." Results In Madagascar.--One of the missionaries in the capital of Madagascar refers to the following among other results of their Christian influence. Seven chapels have been built, three of w hich will hold over a thousand, and the smallest four hundred hearers, all of which are filled every Sabbath, and some crowded to excess; hundreds of children attend the twenty week-day schools; many adults, grown up in ignorance, are learning to read and write; a large number of Bibles and other books, including a magazine published by the missionary press, are sold; while the people manifest a growing deBire to procure decent clothing for themselves and their children, and better houses for their dwellings. There are now about 18,000 Christians with 4,374 communicants, united in 79 churches, within a radius of about twenty miles from the capital, under the care of seven English missionaries and 95 pastors and teachers. But though these are encouraging results, the Christians are still in a very small minority. Many of the government officers, and the majority of the people, are still living in idolatry, superstition, and ignorance The New York State Inebriate Asylum, at Bingham ton, under the charge of Albert Day, M. D., is very successful in its good work, a large proportion of the unhappy men who seek a refuge there attaining their object--a life of sobriety and usefulness. The public has been grossly misled by statements on tho responsibility of a former superintendent, as to the inmates of the Asylum in its first yean; it now appearing that in two years and a third it did not receive more...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651159X
  • 9781236511591