Report of the Ecumenical Conference on Foreign Missions; Held in Carnegie Hall and Neighboring Churches, April 21 to May 1 Volume 2

Report of the Ecumenical Conference on Foreign Missions; Held in Carnegie Hall and Neighboring Churches, April 21 to May 1 Volume 2

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...rich natives in the centers of wealth, and through their respective boards and home committees. They dispense alms to the infirm and aged, to weak women and little children, in places where no help would come and want would be most acute. Missionaries have been instrumental, especially under philanthropic societies and missions, in opening orphanages to care for the thousands of helpless and homeless little ones, whose parents may have perished in the famine, or who may have been abandoned because of the widespread want. In this way especially much permanent good can be done, and distress relieved. There are, furthermore, classes in India, able-bodied men and women, who can not get to the public relief works, who could not work if they reached them, and who must die unless some kind providence send them help through channels which respect their caste prejudices and pity their helplessness. Here the Christian philanthropist finds a wide field for his efforts. In caring for famine victims with Church funds, the starving poor of the native church should receive the first aid; but the missionary must not be restricted in his work to any class or creed, but must give help to all within his reach who need. For some good reason God has been permitting such awful ravages among the nations. Perhaps He would break down the barriers that separate men, and bring in the reign of true brotherhood among the kindreds of the earth. The Christian Church and world, every human heart, whether of Jew or Gentile, must respond to India's sad cry. Rev. J. E. Abbott, D.D., Missionary, American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, India Perhaps you may wonder why famines are so terrible in India; why so many are dying when the Government has given a...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838513
  • 9781236838513