The Pacific Islanders, from Savages to Saints; Chapters from the Life Stories of Famous Missionaries and Native Converts

The Pacific Islanders, from Savages to Saints; Chapters from the Life Stories of Famous Missionaries and Native Converts

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... with us, without giving us the trouble of taking a swim at all; how at Florida Island, never before reached by us, one out of some eighty men, young and old, standing all round me on the reef, to my astonishment returned with me to the boat, and without any opposition from the people quietly seated himself by my side and came away to the schooner, etc." The spirit in which he did his work was that on those fair islands he saw hundreds of men ignorant of God, wild men, cannibals, addicted to every vice. He knew that Christ died for them, and that the Gospel message was meant for them too. How could he carry it to them? How find an entrance among them? i In February, 1863, the new Southern Cross arrived safely from England to the great satisfaction of Bishop Patteson. Soon the vessel was made ready for sea, and approved herself entirely to her owner's satisfaction, a worthy mission vessel. A visit in the interest of the mission was made to Australia where the churches pledged themselves to bear the annual expenses of the voyages of the Southern Cross. Considerable progress had now been made in the work of the mission, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, etc. The Gospel of Luke had also been printed in the Mota language. The mission scholars at Auckland had largely assisted in the printing of that Gospel and also in that of the Acts. In 1867 the Bishop removed his home and the headquarters of the mission from Auckland to Norfolk Island. This isolated island lies midway between New Zealand and New Caledonia. It was now occupied by the Pitcairners, i.e., by the descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty, who were a civilized European community, and its situation was thought to be much more suitable than that of New Zealand had been as a center...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604148
  • 9781236604149