Report Volume 21

Report Volume 21

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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: numbers, until further aggressive opposition to that class, would really have the aspect of persecution. Remaining yet disconnected from all modern benevolent associations, many of their ministers and churches have become active and successful evangelists in their own way, and are gradually training the churches to the duty of aiding their pastors, that they be more entirely devoted to the work of the ministry. 7th. The Reports of this Society contain but very partial statements of Home ' Mission labors and their fruits in the Mississippi Valley. They are a faithful record of what this Society has done, so far as its own missionaries have personally labored. And in the Appendix annually given, something may be found of the doings of Conventions and General Associations in each state. But behind these in nearly all the states of the Mississippi Valley, a system of missionary operations is carried on, which in the aggregate would exceed by far all the reported labors of this Society. The Associations in their local character, sustain one or more itinerant missionaries within their own districts. 'We will give a single illustration from one State that will show the working of this system: In 'Missouri during 1848-49, there were twenty itinerant missionaries employed in the district Associations. And yet the General Association of that State employed for a greater or less period some fifteen more. Three of these men in eighteen months, without interfering with their labors in protracted meetings, or lessening in any degree the value or the number of their sermons, raised $49,000, to establish a Baptist College in that state. To all this we add, that in many organized bodies there are adopted measures to ascertain and more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236754271
  • 9781236754271