Light and Shades of Missionary Life

Light and Shades of Missionary Life

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... a (laughter of Elder Knapp, the revivalist, and a welleducated and refined Christian lady. In the early part of the following summer he took leave of the Saut, and went below to find.a field of greater promise. At the commencement of the year our congregations were small. But we were encouraged, as the year advanced, to have them gradually and constantly enlarge, and they were generally characterized by seriousness and thoughtful attention to the word preached, and occasionally we were favored with seasons of melting mercy to the little few who bore the Christian name. The winter was a very severe one. About the middle of February the thermometer fell as low as 35 and 40 below zero, and the snow was five feet deep on a level. But the river opened about the first of May, so that on the 9th we had two arrivals, the steamers Tecumseh and Franklin. All was now suddenly changed to a whirl of business. A company of troops was sent up to occupy the fort, and we were obliged to give up our quarters and take up our abode in a log-cabin in the outskirts of the village, the best we could find, and we were glad to obtain that. During my absence to visit the upper missions, Rev. P. O. Johnson ministered to the people of the village. August 3d was the day appointed by the President of the United States, to be observed as a day of fasting and prayer to almighty God, to arrest the ravages of that desolating scourge, the cholera. To this the attention of the people was called. We met at six o'clock, A. M., and held a prayer meeting. At halfpast ten o'clock I endeavored to preach to the people. Rev. Mr. Bingham, the Baptist missionary, preached at two o'clock, P. M. The day was rainy and the meetings were thinly attended. We felt more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954521
  • 9781236954527