The Missionary Herald Volume 94

The Missionary Herald Volume 94

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...expense of Dr. Elias Riggs. printing this volume has been provided from sources outside of the treasury of the American Board. Dr. Riggs, though now in the eighty-eighth year of his age, having completed this work upon the commentary, is to turn his attention to the revision of some of the publications of the mission, particularly with reference to the Bulgarian version of the Bible. He speaks of the astonishingly rapid changes which have taken-place in that language within a few years, so that many words which were in common use thirty or forty years ago have become well-nigh obsolete, while thousands of new words have come into current use. This growth of the language is one of the signs of the marvelous changes which have taken place in Bulgaria. A sentence from a recent letter of Dr. Riggs, who is now in the sixty-sixth year of his missionary service, is commended to the attention of Christians in America. "I mourn and wonder that the churches need to be urged Xa sustain the foreign missionary work, instead of accounting it a royal privilege to be workers together with Christ. His mission was a foreign mission, and our ancestors, a few years ago, were aliens from the Commonwealth of Israel, and their incorporation into that Commonwealth was the fruit of foreign missionary work. We pray daily that God would wake up his people to know their duty and to enjoy their high privilege of sharing in this precious work." That must have been a very interesting and impressive meeting which was held at the house of Mr. Blatchford, in Chicago, when nearly twoscore Corporate Members of the Board in the Interior came together mme a e. conference as to what could be done in the interests of our Duty. foreign missionary work. We have been...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822552
  • 9781236822550