The Spirit of Missions Volume 64

The Spirit of Missions Volume 64

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...Dr. Powers, General Secretary of The American Church Missionary Society, presented the following report: REPORT OF THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY--AUXILIARY TO THK BOARD OF MISSIONS: The financial condition of the Society, your auxiliary, is very gratifying. The receipts from September 1st, 1898, to June 14th, 1899, are $67,796.09. The receipts for the corresponding period, 1897-98, were $24,312 84, making an excess for the present year, during the corresponding period, of $43,483.25. It is also gratifying to report that the accounts of each of our Foreign fields show a credit cash balance on hand. In our Domestic work the situation is not so satisfactory. In that work alone there is a deficit. This deficit, however, is due to the fact that the policy of the Society has been not to solicit contributions for this Earticular (Domestic) work. We have simply administered those funds which ave been received and designated for Domestic work without solicitation. Under such circumstances it was but natural that appropriations made in June, 1898, would exceed the receipts. Your General Secretary takes pleasure in reporting that the Brazil work shows satisfactory results. But increased opportunity in that Foreign field necessitates increased expense, and this increased expense calls for increased generosity on the of our Churchpeople. The next year, because of these circumstances, will y be a critical one, and special efforts must be made to secure the necessary means to continue the enlarged work. In Cuba the condition, if we take into consideration the existing circumstances and limited means, is most satisfactory. The missionaries, without exception, are doing good work, and we already begin to see results. The...
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 794g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947584
  • 9781236947581