The Old and the New, Or, the Changes of Thirty Years in the East; With Some Allusions to Oriental Customs as Elucidating Scripture

The Old and the New, Or, the Changes of Thirty Years in the East; With Some Allusions to Oriental Customs as Elucidating Scripture

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Missionaries, in Armenian or Turkish; and on another evening there is always a meeting for the Greek girls and others who understand that language; for there are now several Greek girls in the school. Every day those pupils, who are members of the church, have a prayermeeting by themselves. Every day, too, those who are hopefully pious, but are not yet members of the church, have a prayer-meeting together. And all these, with the others, have more or less meetings together during the week. 100 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. Every Friday afternoon, they meet as a benevolent society to do fancy work, and at the close, they have a female prayer-meeting, being joined by some pious females in the neighborhood. A part of the avails of their work this year they give to Ain-tab, to enable the station there to teach all the female members of the church and community to read the Word of God. The children of the school there, the little boys and girls, are employed for this purpose; and they receive for their services a para a lesson each. Nine hundred and sixty paras make a dollar; and thus, for a dollar a day, nine hundred and sixty women there can be taught to read. From the avails of their fancy work, they also contribute something every year for the support of their own native pastor; something to aid in the support of a colporteur in the interior, and something for the poor, and for various benevolent objects. What they contribute for the support of the colporteur is given at.the Monthly Concert. Everyone contributes on this occasion, and with great apparent delight, as though it were indeed " more blessed to give than to receive." The reader will expect me to give an account of some of those precious revival seasons, which we have...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871308
  • 9781236871305