The American Missionary

Volume 49, No. 5, May 1895

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,364 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.1
LoC Categories: AP, BR
Downloads: 1,034
Added to site: 2006.11.24
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Genres: Religion, Periodical
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ng communities. The self-denying devotion of many years is reaching a most blessed fruitage, and those who have given the strength and vigor of a lifetime to the poor and despised now find their closing years brightened with the sight of what has been wrought by their long labors for the advancement of the Kingdom of Christ. The picture of the Oaks congregation at their church door is an illustration. There, among the plantations, are two sisters who have given their lives, until the shadows of age have fallen upon them, to missionary work in behalf of the poor colored people. One of them is growing blind and the other has already become so. While the former feels constrained by her failing sight soon to give up her school work, her more aged sister has an intense desire to continue, while life lasts, her labors in behalf of those whom she has come to love, while bringing blessings to them. Well versed in the Scriptures, she continues to gather classes of young men and plantation teachers and teach them from

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