The Missionary Herald Volume 59

The Missionary Herald Volume 59

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...the Christians, exceeding two hundred in number, were also singing the praises of God. The crowd that attended us and surrounded the house rendered entrance difficult, but we found the walls of the interior covered with mats, the people seated on the matted floor, and we took our seats on some chairs in front of a table near the window. Andriambelo, an excellent native preacher, gave an exceedingly appropriate address to the Christians within, and the heathen outside the building, from 1 Peter ii. 17, as exhibiting the basis of Christian character, and the rule of Christian life. We adjourned for refreshment and met again, when I gave a brief, plain exposition of the parable of the prodigal son, as illustrating the character, patience, and unchanging love of God to erring and alienated men. when we left the house, the authorities met us with a present of poultry, rice, &c., which we left for the Christians, who, with the authorities, accompanied us to the bottom of the hill, from which it had been said we should be driven with stones, where we took leave and proceeded to the village of Fenoarivo, six miles distant, where we found a congregation of 300 persons assembled in a newly erected village chapel. We entered, and joined their devotions, and my companion, Andriambelo, addressed them on their privileges and encouragements; and after commending them to the care and blessing of the great Head of the Church, we resumed our journey homeward. My native companions were overcome with joy at the successful issue of our efforts, and said that as Ambohimanga, the hereditary domain of the late Sovereign and her chief adherents, the firmest supporters of the superstitions of their country, and the most formidable opponents of the Christians, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773810
  • 9781236773814