Modern Missions; Their Trials and Triumphs

Modern Missions; Their Trials and Triumphs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Basuto family led into the interior by the chief Sebetuane, a friend of Livingstone's, they understand the Sesuto language. Monsieur Coillard has recently visited France, Switzerland, and Great Britain, in the interests of the mission. The committee in Paris, recognising that this enterprise is the fruit of the spiritual life of the churches in Basuto-land, are agreed that he should return to the Zambesi for the purpose of surveying the territory and selecting a suitable site for a station among the Barotsis. In response to his appeal, a sum of 60,000 francs has been subscribed to defray the initiatory expenses. His departure for the interior has the hearty approval of the churches by whom the mission is to be supported. The irritating war with the Basutos, entered on last year by the British Government in South Africa--the result of the mistaken disarmament policy--seriously interfered with the prosecution of the beneficent work of the mission. Now, however, that peace has been concluded on fair and generous terms on the part of the British, by which the independence of the Basutos as a nation is preserved, the native churches are rapidly recovering from the injury thus temporarily inflicted on them. Thus we read in the Report of the missions issued in May 1881 that the church members had risen from 3974 in 1880 to 4252 in 1881; that 389 children and 397 adults had been baptized, as compared with 292 and 300, respectively, in the previous year; that a new station had been established; and that the training schools at Morija and Thaba-Bosio, as well as the numerous elementary schools, are in a satisfactory condition. The praiseworthy conduct of the missionaries had evidently produced a salutary effect on the heathen. The churches and schools are...
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