The White Foreigners from Over the Water; The Story of the American Mission to the Burmese and the Karens

The White Foreigners from Over the Water; The Story of the American Mission to the Burmese and the Karens

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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. 186? edition. Excerpt: ...prayed for God's blessing, and then Moung Ing baptized nineteen. It must have been a great comfort to Mr. Boardman that Moung Ing should be with him just now. He had been sent to Mergui by the missionaries at Maulmain, and happened to arrive at Tavoy in time to assist the missionary in this season of weakness. I say " happened," but I believe it is the good God who arranges these things; and no doubt Mr. Boardman believed it also, and thanked his Father in heaven for sending to Viim Moung Ing. A new missionary, Mr. Mason, was also on his way to Tavoy. Mr. Eoardman went on to the jetty to meet him; but as he was quite unable to walk, he was carried down by some of the native Christians in a chair. He was getting constantly weaker" and weaker, and very soon he knew he should die. But though he was now so very ill, he did not on that account stop working for Christ. He had promised, should his life be spared long enough, to make a journey into the jungle and visit a number of Karen villages, in order to baptize some of the people who had become Christians. Eight days after Mr. Mason reached Tavoy, Mr. Boardman started on this journey; Mr. Mason, Mrs. Boardman, and little Georgie went also, and the dying missionary was carried in his bed by a party of Karen Christians. In order to save him the fatigue of visiting all the villages in which the Christians were living, the Karens had fixed upon one spot at which all who wished to be baptized, or to see their beloved friend again, might assemble. It was a lovely valley, through which flowed a stream of water, and all around arose beautiful mountains. Here the Karens had erected a bamboo zayat and two little rooms, one for Mr. Mason, and the other for Mr. and Mrs. Boardman and Georgie. The Karens, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676335
  • 9781236676337