The Missionary Herald Volume 54

The Missionary Herald Volume 54

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...have not done well, and whose return to their native islands was judged to be expedient; but others have been so decidedly praiseworthy in their deportment, and useful in their labors, that the mission is, as will be seen, unitedly and decidedly in favor of the continued and extended employment of Ilawaiians. The following language is used in the report: In regard to "Hawaiian missionaries in Micronesia, their proper position and fields, and their usefulness," we feel that a sufficient time has now elapsed since the commencement of our work, for the mission to express a unanimous and a reliable opinion. Our first remark is, that the Hawaiian Missionary Society has ample reason to be encouraged by the results already witnessed from the labors of native Hawaiian missionaries. No difficulty ever arose with Opunui, and his name is still fragrant among us. Kaaikaula has run well, very well. He was advanced in life, and comparatively uneducated; not competent to be even a school teacher at the Sandwich Islands; yet his life on Ponape has been of such usefulness as utterly to forbid our estimating it by dollars and cents--such as to more than justify the wisdom and sagacity of those who sent him. Both himself and his wife are fellow-laborers whom we love and rejoice in. Kanoa, and his wife, are proving themselves to have, in every respect, the missionary spirit, with many qualifications that will make them useful in any part of Micronesia. Those sent here were not the best educated, nor the most severely tried men, as were those sent to the Marquesas Islands. Yet their position and character is not less satisfactory. Have they not even taken higher positions than were at first hoped Ability to learn the Language. It is asked, " more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896602
  • 9781236896605