The Missionary Herald Volume 83

The Missionary Herald Volume 83

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... it is fast destroying the population of Shanse. Blighted lives, pauperized families, depopulated villages and towns, are everywhere seen in its direful trail. Oh, its terrible ravages are enough to make one weep tears of blood! I wish that all Christian people everywhere could be led to unite in earnest prayer that God in his mercy would bless with speedy success the efforts of those who are seeking to have a stop put to this dread enemy in its career of death." 5apan fflission. KOBE--AN EX-DAIMIO. Mr. Atkinson wrote, May 3: --"On the last Sunday in April (24), the ex-daimio of Sanda--Viscount Kuki--was baptized and received into the Kobe church. He is about fifty years of age. The present Japanese ambassador at Washington is an oldtime retainer of his, who has adopted his master's name. The day after his baptism the daimio's Christian retainers--retainers no longer--were invited to meet at his house for a praise and social meeting. He seems to be really a changed man. He has been hearing the truth at intervals all along during the last fifteen years; but it has been during the last few months only that he has seemed to reach the great change. At his examination as a candidate for baptism he occupied a full hour in telling of his life of wrongdoing and struggle with or against right and truth. A few weeks before his baptism he had occasion to go to some distant place to be absent two or three weeks, and he urged and induced the pastor of the Kobe church to go with him. He gave as a reason that he was still weak as toward the right, and feared that if he went alone he might fall into sin. The Sunday the daimio was baptized, six others were also baptized in the Kobe church and sixteen in the Tamon church. "The Kobe...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883845
  • 9781236883841