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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 I 9tYJij aLfJl I I 7 WA I r = I vLLt6rm I II HOw SHALL THEY HEAR WITHOUT PREACHER I fROM THE FIELDS 7 TIIE FIELD IS THE WORLD CAPETOWN SOUTH AFRICA March 21 1000 Cor Sec Foreign Mission Board MY DEAR BRoTIIEItAs time wears on new phases of our work come up Just now the Government Officials are tryinglto interfere by finding faults in our Commissions To succeed in so do ing they tie the hands of seventyfive Baptist preachers and two hundred lay IteUtofcipJE J Tiro l 9 CJit J to you In the hope of getting a little help for his station This particular help which he seeks is to build a mission house at Queenstown Bro Koti is one of the purest of our brethren sound and strong in all matters of doctrine We have never recommended to the home churches a better man from this LAND OF DARKNESS We ask for him a special welcome by the Baptist family in America If the churches at home will join us in prayer and help us by the grace of God we will report 5000 souls savod and added to our South African churches at Richmond We arc loyal to our Board and you have only to command and in Ills name we will obey Yours for Africa R 11 JACKSON PORT ELZAllEIU Mar 2Gth 1900 DEAR Slit MR JORDAN lam very glad to get this opportunity to say I have started a great work here by the direction of Rev Chas S Morris We need a house Bro Morris gave me Rev Jno II Franks and yonr address so you must w i i Ill v it to clo iLs JACOB MIJILINI GEORGETOWN Feb 24th 1900 108 Charlotte Street To the Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention of the U S A DEAR BRETHREN I came to this col LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY MAY 1900 ony in March A D 1899 and found no Baptists here I came on my own re sponsibility and the Lords command Go ye into ill the world and preach the gospel The Lord worked in his own way and I opened a mission the 5th Sunday in April 1899 at a cost of 11 80 I baptized six members the fourth Sunday in Tune and organized a church the same Sunday with six members We have now one hundred and twelve baptized members and thirtynine candidates awaiting Bap tism We will have baptizing the 4th Sunday Ins month tomrrow morn ing at 8 a m We have our own church with pool in same a bell 2 feet 0 inches in diameter Please find enclosed within statistics and roll of numbers also application J W ANDERSON PINT TUSCIIEN W C DEMERARA REV SIT AND BRO IN JESUS I have the honor of writing youthough I do j IPrIca5not know you in the flesh but are one with you in Christ At a meeting in Georgetown held with Rev J W An dersons church Our little band led by brethren T E Smith and C W Sar gent were ordained by Bro Anderson and then given letters to organize a church at this place fifteen miles from Georgetown By this letter we appeal to the churches in America to help us build a house The corner stone of which will be laid April 9th Hoping to have a helpful reply soon lam yours faithfully ROUT J JORDOK Baptizing IAMIDDLE DRIFT SOUTH AIWICA April 6th 1900 Dear Bro SecretaryI arrived here safely found family well but very hun gry Mauy of our people here have gone tq other parts looking for work With war raging drouth and the locusts every where I do not know what the people are going to do The whole land is covered with locasts and every green hersb is gone V hen lIef AFROAMERICAN MISSION HERALD continued from 1 page or America we owed 80 on our chap el and our creditor has locked the door so we are out doors Ask the churches to unlock it for us I close with best wishes and love to all- Yours truly J I BUCHANAN We read this letter before the Va State Convention and good Dr Lee of Washington raised his hand saying- I have that 80 It will be sent at once TUSCII1CX W C D153IKUAHA- DEAU REV Sm The peace of God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ always keep and comfort you x x We are with brethren Smith and Sargeir We were led to Bro Anderson and through the truth we are now Bible Baptists Though we are without a building we hold open air meetings and are praying for help to build We humble solicit your aid in our efforts I have the honor to be Rev Sir Your brother in Jesus ELEAAU E OKAY DE W JLLIA3IS FHONT DEMEHAKA The Foreign Mission Board Breth ren grace and peace be unto you from our Lord I recently heard the truth preached by Bro C W Sargent and am rfflrra tr VvtwtSlJHt 1r Jw1 u going forward We hope to take Ue merani for Chf ist as shown by the New Testament x x All the brethren greet you begging that you pray for them and in some way help us build our chapel Your Bro in the Lord JOSEPH HICKS Monrovia Liberia W C Africa April 12 1900 Rev LG Jordau Cor Seo MY DEAR BROTHKU Yours of Jan 24 1900 containing draft for 400 or 20 also the Herald was duly re ceived with many thanks I am always pleased to receive the Herald and have tried hard to Ret subscribers for it Wa have just returned from our Tenth Biennial Meeting of the Liberia Baptist Missionary Convention See program held at Edina Grand Bassa The meeting was a grand success we raised in cash over 50000 in pledges over 1000 which will be paid in short in cash or produce Rev C S Morris proposition to co operate with the Boston Board and our Board was acted upon and indorsed R B Richardson D D and W F Moors wers appointed to visit America and meet these Boards or bodies if possible I hope they will be heartily rececioved by the Brotherhood and terms made for permanent coopera tionVe are doing a great work in this county but we need help and more mon We have just organized a Sun dayeohool Convention the first in this county and 1 am 1U Corresponding Secretary AVo will convene in our first meeting July We have 18 Sunday schools in the organization and each school numbering less than fifty pupils will send eOOO each school numbering over one hundred scholars will send 1000 We will gather at that meeting not less than 25000 for the work You see we are getting down to work The Basso brethren are starting their work lso1 mean our work We are all one Pray forus Our whole country will seemingly be in war I mean the na tives and no doubt the Liberians also God bless you and tho work- I aui yours respectfully in tho work R L Stewart VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Some time ago I received a card from you asking for help for Bro Chilem bwe I told God all about it and asked Him to help me get the money and now I send the results of that prayer M S M My two children filled the card fo- rmeI L My certificate icceived It was some what surprising to me as I felt lt Ltlha n t J IC have given to Foreign Mission work especially when I read the appeals from our missionaries I shall have this framed as a memorial that my son may read when I am deadW R P My heart has been burdened ever since I read your letter and I will 10 what I can to help raise 500 for Bro Ohilembwes school rI B F We sent 5 00 sixty days ago but It has come back for better direction We sent It again hoping it will reach you and do much goodL J 0 I shall ever stand by the Foreign mission work believing it to be the greater part of my religious dutyM CEnclosed find 3 00 to help build the house for Bro Chilembe lAs you have opportunity do good to all men especially in helping extend the Gospel to the whole human Faiiiilyi MrsOG I presented the plea for Bro Chilem bwe to our circle and an aged member Sister Nichols possibly seventyfive years old took a card and the next evening came joyfully bringing it filled sayingtell the brother the Lord helped me to Jill mine and here it is R MG When your letter came 1 hadnt a cent but I went out praying and re turned with the one dollar I hope it will make one of our missionaries happyA 0 IT I am always ready to serve when it is in my power to do so Aslsoon as the eleetrotye conies I shairgiye it a place in the Colored American and help all I can in the goodwork I hope you are doing nicely and I admire your pluck and the quality of service you are giving the clenominai tion You deserve to succeed and re ceive the cooperation of illE E C Here is the 5 01I pledged to Go and to you January 1897S C Bro Jordan I believe you are en gaged in the greatest work of the age A work that merits approval of very God fearing man and woman W L God bless your work and remem ber I will always send a little mite as I am able11D E M We are glad the Herald still lives R M G- When we read the mission paper and see the great needs we look back and say we have done nothing C J Please send me all the information you can about the work as I want my people to be well informed OE W We want to learn more so we may wftcnuracre othersG F V The interest is good bntthepaws tors do not know how to manage their forces and do systematic work L N C I am sorry I could not send this 500 before as I know the needs of the workJ P F willbeested in missions and in their growth and in spreading the missionary spirit among our people am ready to assist you as best I canJ H I would be glad to have you stir up iny people about the work We raised 7 41 after midnight December gist and sent to Bro Jno Chllcmbew W W As I think over the South African trouble from dayto layIts close is going to afford one of the greatest op l rtuni ties the intelligent trained colored man has ever hadThere isgoing- to be a period of reconstruction mate rial politician social religious such as the world has not seen for many a day and the colered man in Africa will get a chance to move forward and share in the general upliftA T lam doing what 1 can to put the Herald in each home and the need of the Foreign fields in each mindICo- ntinued iiM M on 3rd 1agcl AERO AMERICAN MISSION HERALD MY JOURNAL BY LUCY A COLES MISSION ARY TO AFRICA CONTINUED FROM LAST 31QNT1I S ISSUE Rev J M Armstead of ortsmout11 Va is with us add Rev J Anderson Taylor Sec of the Foreign Mission Convention has also come to the waters edge to bid us goodbye and Godspeed on our long voyage across the sea No tears dim our eyes as we grasp 3he hands of our dear ones whose faces lire turned toward light and civ lization while our faces are toward Darkest Africa The whistle of tug Charm is blowing and in the few min utes that remain ere our parting comes we must use them well Dipping my pen in ink I passed to Rev Taylor Write said I and taking album he wrote Trust in the Lord with all thine heart Hastily turning the pages the pen was given to Rev Armstead who wrote Trust thou in God at all times and lean not upon thine own understanding A few minutes of prayer in the little cabin and then we ascended to deck Our emotions were too deep for utterance now a silent handshake and our brethren arc upon the wharf Slowly the good ship was drawn into the stream the sails were being unfurled and as they rippled in the breeze our speed was quickened and but faintly we saw our friends on shore Like the setting sun the great metropolis sank from our view and as one by one the stars shone above us and the- Chilly waters below we had but one prayer Jesus Savior me The missionaries gathered in the cabin below and as I threw my last glance for the evening toward the land of light I could but breathe Goodbye Amer ica January 5th Bark Cardenas We are all sick There is not a single sailor among our live missionaries I have rolled and tossed until I am ill From the upper bunk the voice of my husband is heard saying Be of good cheer dear this sickness is not un to death Only the captain and crew rare astir for every passenger in the ship is below not daring to trust them selves to stan- dJanuaryl0thOUNiok days lie be liin 1us and we are now enabled to care for ourselves and enjoy a turn on the deck There is much to do even here For we have a krooman abroad whose name is cubes He hits inade me understand in a broken fasion that the wishes to learn to read and I hsve undertaken to teach the first heathen I met withHe is comely looking now when we saw him on deck at New York he wore pairs of pants two vests two coats two hats with a woolen mutlier tired over them nearly covering his face two pairs of shoes and amount woolen underneath it all ITo 10 continued Our people have said that this year we must advance The way to advance is to advance In Gods name and for Gods glory let us go forward Let the timid hearted the fearful and the selfish help or keep quiet Let the earnest courageous and consecra ted go forward FROM THE PRESS WHAT ONE CENT CAN DO A son of one of the chiefs of Burd wan was converted by a single tract lie could not read but he went to Rangoon a distance of 250 miles a missionarys wife taught hm to read and in fortyeight hours he could read the tract through He tool a basket ful of tracts with much difficulty preached the gospel at his home and was the means of converting hundreds to God He was a man of influence the people Hocked to hear him and in one year 15000 natives were baptized in Arracan as members of the church And all this through one little tract That tract cost one cent Oh whose cent WiTs it God only knows Perhaps it was the mite of some little girlperhaps the wellearned offering of some little boy Yet what a bless ing it has been Baptist Common wealth FOREIGN MISSIONS IN A NUTSHELL The earths population is 15000 00 000 of which more than 100000000 are yet nonChristian say 800000000 heathen and 200000 Mohammedan 200000000 are Roman Catholic and 150000000 are Protestant For the worlds redemption Protestants are giving annually about 15000000 sus tain a missionary force of 14200 of whom 4300 are ordained and 3380 are unmarried women associated with them are 4200 ordained natives about 80000 toners in alL The stations and outstations occupied exceed 25000 the communicants are upwards of 1 300000 arid increase at the rate of 75000 annually the adherents are esti mated at 3500000 while almost 1000 000 children and youth are being cdu gated in the more than 20OoO schools It appears plainly then that the redemption of the race is yet very fans from complete has scarcely passed beyond the initiatory stage that while an excellent beginning has been made k there remainoth yet very much land to be possessed and that while the saints of the twentieth century have every reason to be full of courage and hope and sure expectation of final success a limitless demand is to be made upon them for the utmost of de votion of consecrated beneficence and lavish contributions of choicest young men and womonSelectedY Along the Atlantic coast the rail roads have cut off four seats in their coaches for Negroes To ride in these sweat boxes during the hot weather will be unbearable Every pastor should address letters to the Gen supt df these roads asking for at least a half coach Indeed the Negro will be forced into the courts to get standing room No other looooooo people are so trea ted in this wide world The rieedWf a half million dollars for defense is seen every day Continued from 2nd Page Find enclosed P O Order for 12 for missions for which Bro Frank Tyler pledged in 1398 to pay 6 00 per year He neglected it last year and took the Lords money and bought hogs Every one died I told him it would not do to use the Lords m oney for anythingolse So he pays for two yearsB E G We pray that the Lord throughyoll- and your missionaries may save one soul with this humble offering The churches will help save perish ing Africa if the pastors only say so R T Enclosed find 15 00 rom Ebenzer Baptist church Sorry we cannot do more Will remember you next quar teragalnG B IT The 3 75 is almost a personal gift as I could not find any one to help without reluctance A F IN our last issue we stated Unit Mt Zion Baptist church Tcxarkana Ark gave 85 It should be 1 85 instead Rev Chas S Morris a fraternal delegate from our Foreign Mission Board to the Southern Baptist Convention at Hot Springs Ark ompletely carried that convention by storm last Monday morning in his eloquent appeal for African Missions During his address hundreds of dollars were thrown ipon the stage to help in his work AFOAMERICAN MISSION HERALD PUBLISHED MONTHLY for the Foreign Corresponding ROOMS 647 STREET OONVENTIONaev Helena Ark FOREIGN MISSJON BOARD Rev John II Frank Chairman LoulsrlHc Ky CII Parrlsn D D Treasurer Louisville K rttaryRev647 Third Street Louisville Ky Entered at the Postoffice at Louisville Ky ai secondclass mutter ALL ORDERS PAYABLE TO THE TREASURER Fouls years ago when we accepted the Foreign Mission work of the National convention the fate of our predecssors weakened and discouraged us in undertaking to prosecute the work It will be remembered that at leastfczsoo pier year was spent by Negro Baptists front 1880 to 1895 for Foreign Mission and not a chapel station nor tract could be shown asa result of this out Vpug So shaken was the confidence of the Baptists of this country from this effort so limited was the information upon the attempted work that we knew not what step to take first to accom lish the purple f or which we were organized Knowing that cooperation in all great religious efforts would do much in perfecting plans we set to work trying to stimulate and rally our own Baptist Zion and sought advice from our white brethren of the Southern Baptist Boards and theMissiouary Union of Boston The idea of white and black Baptist cooperating in the cause of missions ran paramount in our minds Then it was that we discussed through the press and in speech the sulijectof cooperation clenrly defining our position as to the kind of co- operationl We meant then as we do now pure an 3 simple cooperationno t of the deceitful subjugating apblogeis tic plfarnsetic hat inhand stuff which hasiong since weakened our cause an impeded our progress as Negro hap sw lists The Missionary Union rich in J yHrsJof experience1 iq Foreign niisstgn work was to our minds a sirableally and from time to time during these four years we sought cooperation through its officers The upheaval caused by a war of words in our own ranks seemed to have destroyed the hope of such a thing And yet in June lastween Bro Morris sailed for Africa we called at The Union rooms in Boston to renew our efforts A promise was made that when Bro Morris returned it might be the Lords leadings that some plan would grow out of his report On April 14th we received letter from Dr Mabie asking a confer ence with our Board and President Morris for Ui2 parpaia of considering plans of cooperation On April 24th and 25th in New York City we held the conference At last we have cooper ation that corres from an ardent desire to help a weaker brother This being the first white society to ask for c o operation with the National conven tion regardless of the chaos caused by those who do not understand the underlying principles that have prompted us to abide our time in this effort we were cheered when an argeenieut to put Rev C S Morris for the present at work for the two boards spending two thirds of his time among our own churches and one third among the white churches of the North For all of this we praise God and takecourage and go forward There is no evil fought with so much danger to our homes as the install ment business In all cities and towns armies of poor whites are swarming among our people selling things for two and three prices They are very polit until their goods are in the homes an then they humiliate our women by walking in our homes hats on cigars in their mouths and no matter wha the conditions are they are impudent in the extreme Keep out of the in stallment mans hands Tint National meeting at Richmond Virginia In September will be the largest ever held Large delegations will be there from every State THHRI is great nerd of a day of spec Missiondlove for Christ and the lost it will not be so hard to get the money needed to carry fgrwr1rdqurwork v Ouu hearty Vas pairicd When told bv a pastor We had 3o for you but our brethren used it for church expenses l O brethren why not report money raised and remove the temptation to steal from your too poorly paid work ers Jesus said In as much as you treat his needy ones in this way you treat Him also Who would be so cruel as to take bread from our dear Lords mouth And yet the treatment of our brethren In heathen lands our Lord will consider it as against Him THE Go ye into all the the world and make disciples of all nations bap tizing them In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is still in the constitution of every Baptist church The promise Lo I am with you until the world shall end if you go is also there Shall any pas tor or member be found wanting when called to account in this matter SOME time ago we sent special appeals to the Presidents of Baptist schools and colleges asking the faculty to let their students take part in our efforts to send the light of gospel truth to the perishing In other lands We are sorry to state only four of the Baptist schools from which we are to get our preachers and teachers gave heed to our appeal Do we wonder at the anti mission spirit in our pulpits when the professors to whom we send material for missionary leaders show no signs of sympathy with tile missionary ef forts of our denomination Doubtless there is a reason for this silence Bu t is the reason well founded Surely God wants the young men and women for whom the churches are praying and for whom some churches are paying to know how best to serve their people in all Christian work We beg our Educators not to educate our children from us THE Womans Home and Foreign Missdwork This money was credited to Rev Z P Smith and we desire here Thetmoney was sent was composed of Rev Z P Smith Mrs E B Martin and M T Manning We thank the women for this aid in our work and wish thorn a successful session this year Through The Native Opinion Tub JacksonhasBaptist churches to meet July 111510 CpuIhus for what has been accomplished and p Sfor alitlall4it I 5 AiUWAlIJERiCANMiSSrON HERALD JHOME n OUR wokKKRS AT liOMij uir ill Our whole DistrictSecretary force is Georgiasickoc RevHMississippiareRev W L Dickson writes that the Texas Mission convention sent 190 to missionaries which we have credi ted to them 00 To yell and squall at each other In disgracefultilingpeculiar We will be respected in proportion as we respect ourselves 00 The fact that pastors and churches can hear or read the appeals of missionaries without being touched is a sign of mildew and decay There maybe outward signs of life but the curse of God rests upon all such and it will take but a short time for it to show it self oo uTppaylQOfor i mule or horse to beat and starve or 35 for a cow to tie out to starve and break her horns off because sherries to save hdr lifdiKa great waste and aboveall an awful sin before God A righteous nan show ell mercy to his beast is the language of Gods word 00 The Va State Convention raised 5 25at its ssession 914th inst This is the largest amount ever raised by the convention Perfect harmony reigned arid men treated each other like breth en1here was no city and country preachers but all one in Jesus Missis JulThisy raising for home workbut brethren dont forget Africa oo In the death of Rev E K Love DD of Ga our work looses a great friend He always favored Bro Jordan haying all the time h needed to tell about his prkt Luke Vaun and LoveTh- rollis e being called and one by one are e answering and going to join the helpvus labor on and be ready when He come s V 00- tAtawe go over the country we find sb many persons get their feelings hur- at Post Offices At Columbus Mis whippedladywith a insisted that he should look for lier uiaill1Vtucti of this might lie avoided ntfjI fIITI b y asking Mali for Missminstead- of asking tany mail for me We are often both rea iii our own wbirld hyper sons failing to give first name and only one in a hundred ever write Mrs or Miss before their names If a lady fit writing always put Mrs or Miss before your name 00 In riding on trains should the con ductor or any of the crew let other than public servants dont get in a quarrel but get hold of a time table look up Superintendants address and write him the facts giving date and what train As a rule men in such high places are men of honor To pout and go on does no good agitate by reporting the doer to the company 00 Our pastors should urgetipori our people the need of being merciful The awful cruelties practiced on dumb animals owned by many Negroes show heartlessness that would do credit t a devil 00 We have been disposed to agree with the Florida Evangelist about our folks falling off from the churches and yet when we remember the number and size of the churches the matter will require more than passing notice to get at the truth of it We have taken time to ask pastors about the matter beginning in Florida and ending in New York and the belief is prevalent that the Negro is as ardent in his love for church life as ever We wouid be glad of letters on the subject We need the facts for our own good as a people and a denomination 00 We are in receipt ofa letter from Rev Mojola Agbebi M A Ph D founder and pastor of the Native Baptist church Lagos West Coast Africa It was or- g anized April 1888 At the loth anniversary The Native Baptist Union or Associations ar formed They have 17 churches 10 schools II preachers 1500 member and 700 pupils in school To drop the word Native and insert African calling themselves Tim AFRI CAN BApTiSTjchurches they will be in line with our 18 ordained elders anti 8 licensed preachers and 2100 members in South Africa and i ordainen pastor i licensed prefccher and 15 members on the Zauibesia river in East Central Af rica In time all Baptists in Africa will be known as African Baptist- which will apply to tine whole continent The bodies of baptized for the once delived calledtto org mizc The African Baptist General Convention Etheopia shall out her hands unto God by the tru preaching of the gospel andcontending for ONE LOIn j ONE FAITHLAND ONK a uAWiSMlboking t6 due Goil the Laths Of us all if oojci0l 1t There are times when wholsomeagi tation is good The colonists stirred themselves to action by a discussion of their wrongs Slavery was abolished by pen and tongue of its opponents Many friends of the Negro regarded Garrison Lovepoy Phillips Beecher and that class of men as the enemy of Negroes They declared their speeche made the slave master meaner but the agitation went on until the emancipas tion put an end to all ExGov St John Col George Bain the late Fran ces ID Willard were often called the friends of the liquor business as they only helped it but the agitation has gone on until many prohibitory laws have been passed and as God lives the rum power will die some day Dr L G Broiigton of Atlanta Ga from a pulpit summons a city council and for ces the impeachment of the mayor Shall the Negro stand still endure his wrongs with out a word of protest No set of wrong doors want to be ex posed From every pulpit school and lodge room and fin every news paper let us tell the world of the unjust laws poor rail road accommodations thriv ing system We are subjected t6 Agi tate agitare and remember the cry ing baby gets the rockIngtJ Joo OUR GRKATKSTNE pfJjH I Attempt great things for Godand expect great things from GodWYn Carey father of Modern Missions Since we are to have cooperation in Foreign Mission with the Missionary Union Our l Mission will orrRev C S Morris Fresh from our African stations We needand by the help of God and the loyalty of our great Baptist army must have 35000 by May 1st 1901 to be used as followsTo at Cape Town South Africa 5000 to buy a building already up at Port Elizabeth South Africa 810000 to build at Queenstown 1500 for a chapel on Zambesia River East Africa 500 for buildings and teacher work in Liberia West Coast 5 for work ill British Gueana 500 for chapel in Cuba 1500 for our present work about wellsThe Missionary Union will be reapon sibie for 4000 of this amount leaving the r855324 Negro Baptists 3fooo to raise We need this money for the Lords work and wq are told in his His word My God is able to supply all 111eglory Let us awake and at it in His tfame iJ r 16 ROAMERICAN MISSION HERALD STEPING STONES IN ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF MODREN MISSIONS GATHERED AND ARRANGED rw lYiBy REV L G JORDAN Secy Foreign J yIJ MKv Missoion Board ti rtfI CHAPTER IntsrTo know the facts of Modern Missions is tile necessary condition of in telligent interest 1792 The first British Foreign Missionary Society prgantecdthrough the efforts of Win Careyo hJIft1793 Wm Carey landed in India 1795 London Missionary organized 1798 Death of Schwartz 1799 DC Vanderkemp Lon Missionary Society opened mlssion4o Kaf firs in South Africa 1804 Mission to Sierra Leon opened 1807 Morrison first missionary to China Slavetrade in British domin ion abolished by Parliament 1810 American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions organized 1813 East India Co compelled by Parliament to tolerate missionarie Judson arrived at Rangoon Burmah 1814 American Baptist Missionary Society organized 1816 American Bible Society organized 1818 Conversion under Rev Robert Moffatt of Africaner the African arror had become the terror of all South Africa Madagascar Mission opened 1819 The first Christian book printed in Siamese 1820 Mission to Hawaiin Islands opened First Negro organization for sending the Gospel to their heathen brethren by Lot Carey in Richmond Va Morrison assisted by Milne completed the translation of the whole Bib Into the Chinaese language 1821 Lot Carey of Va who bought his freedoms sailed for Africa Mis sions in Liberia opened with Lot Carey a Baptist Elder as one of the founders 1822 Missions to Tonga Islands and to New eland opened 1820 Mission to tho Karens wild men of Burmah commenced Lot Carey the Baptist Missionary left in charge of the entire Republic Liberia 1833 Slavery abolished in British Empire Act went into operat Ion Au gust 1st 1834 1836 Missionaries banished front Madagascar 1838 John Williams the apostle of Polynesia murdered at Erromanga aged fortyfour 1840 Livingston sails for Africa 1850 Missionary Society organized by the New Zelanders 1854 Sandwich Islanders organized a Missionary Society that they might do for others what some one had done for them 1858 By special treatyAfter 119 years of bolting and barring Japan opened her doors to the Western world This treaty went into effect 186q giving Christianity a hearing in China 1859 First Missionary to Japan 1861 Persecution in Madagascar ceased and misssions reopened 1862 Lincolns Proclamation abolishing slavery in the United States enabled the Negro to begin his march to civilization and God Mexico accepts Protes taut religion despite the protest of Rome Tonga gets a constitution based upon Christianity through King George 1864First convert in Japan Hi riii 1865 China Inland Mission commenced by JRopt A Pattern LO p Special Notice The Florida and South Carolina co n ventions are over each proving as good if not better than any in their history South Carolina sends twenty delegates to the National Convention- A plan is on foot to have all the del agates to the National Convention from relln Southward unite at Atlanta making up a special train the Southern Rail Road direct to Richmond Revs W T Longwood and L N Check will sail for Africa from our Nationa meeting at Richmond also Rev Koti hopes to be ready to return Every delegate will be given an opportunity to stand along side a ship and wave a final salute to those going to heathen landsWe want a club of at least lo readers in the 15ooo Negro Baptist churches The Herald is only 10 cents per year when 10 go to one address Let some active member in every church get up a club Or if you cant find lo persons who will give lo cents for a whole years reading about missions pay for ten and give them away God will reward your effort those who read will become in terested and you will behappy because of making others happy Get up a club and send us the dollar THE SUPREM E AID OF MISSIONS By Rev Robtert E Speer D D At Ecummcnlciil Conference April 24 Our work is not a philanthropic po litical secular movement 1 would rather plant one seed of the life of Christ beneath the crust of heathen life than cover the whole crust over with the social influence of western civilization The aim of foreign mis sions is to make Jesus Christ known to the salvation of men I was glad to read ontheiirstpagepf the program the dying of Simeon calhoun that It is my deep conviction and I say it again and again that if the church of Christ weie what she ought to be twenty years would not pass away till the story of the cross will be uttered in the ears of every living man And there came back across my memory this morning the words of resolution of the American Board in one of its early meetings Resolved that In view of the signs of the times and the promise of God the time has now come to undertake the evangeli- zation of the world with some scheme if work based upon the expectation of its speedy accomplishments I believe that Gods hand today is surely upon the forces which make hetworld I will not acknowledge that icourse of political influence hases taped from His control AFRO AMERICAN ME33 Otf HliRALt 1 MARGEGf REPORT VI JUST 1 STMOT f iNEW JERSEY Mary narrct Piiilnlleld i MAINE Mary Honistcad vr Hamixlcn 00 3ASS AOJus rlcMiss x J Vurfs Boston 00 tVIRGINIAr Mrs Julia ParsonsCumnor1 00 Mils R Void Gum Springs loo PENNSYLVANIA- Rev Royal II Brown Philadelphia report Dr woodson Germantown 2 00 Zion church rhllu 27 59 Womens convention Pa oo Monumental church Phila 50 CONNETTICUTT Rov A 0 Powell Now Haven750 NEW YORK t Mary A Perkins Brooklyn 5o II Berry Gove rnoesIslund i oo SECOND plsntc3tt 01110 r E Bell boltlilibiis E Eva MJcys Columbus 100 KENTUCKY 1st Rftptist church Frankfort 2 To 1st Bap 21st Y P U Frsiiiufort Sale of pictures Hattie MOAfee Louisville 00E4D Mu hln Franklin 100 Hercan Baptist church Louisville M Lucas Gaifo Springs 4o Laura j Vaughn 1IoplclnsvllIc 00 IH Jackson Louisville i INDIANA Mrs K C Blackshear i 00 l 4Im OIS J N Toliet50 GornoliuJGiiskiU and di til11PerJollot 3 00 RovV av Ross TUVTrt1RD c sorrnCAUOLIN A D Hood Greenwood 300 IFOURTH DISTRICT ALABAMA Galileo Baptist church Annlston 70 R A Miles report 10 Missionary Band 6ih Ave church Birmingham Missionary Society iCth St church Birthing ham i Missionary Society Mt Zibn church E Lake Missionary Band Mt Zion church- E Lake Missionary Society First chucrh Newton i oo Missionary Band First church Newton FIFTH DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI 1ttev AT Thornton Mrury 25 DL Browlln GlonAU 1 50 W tAntlpcluBuptits church SenjiJbfiln til 100 novo ML Williams agent 5ojpx 4 P SinltliJScjTatotjlu2- 5CO St Robertson Baptlstchurch uobert son I OOjOTvIltuhol t f jl r Lexington i 50 Portland Sunday School Louisville 134 Calvary Sunday School Louisville 50 Calvary church Louisville Zion Sunday Hill Strongs 50 Green Eldervlllol 00 LJ neokinsN atchex 200 E J Kern Atary dell LOUISIANA Macedonia Sunday school 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Hamlett Char lotte Co 50 Mrs E L Hamlett Charlotte Co 50 Deacon Samuel Snell R E Edmond J L Ba ker z5i A A Hancock Coles For Mission So ciety 3 00 Rev R C Baxrctt Rolling Hill 30 NKW YORK Miss Anna A Brown Lawrenceville aiss Fannie Johnson Long Branch Geo F Brown Newark oo Miss E J Scott Plainfield oo Miss H Jackson Plainfield oo Rev J CLove Mt Clair 830 WEST VIRGINIA Rising Sun Sunday School Sun Mr Jerry Hicks Barbourville zoo Second Baptist Sunday School Laycttcville i3o L M Davis i RHODE ISLAND Mr WnVWhwton Providence CONNETTICUT Chilembwe Club Norwick 1ENNSYL1tANIA if Rev Royal H Brown agent Philadelphia Miss Lucy P Harvey Philadelphia Mrs Fran ces Brown Philadelphia zoo Geo W Wolf Philadelphia 50 Mrs H J Moore 300 H J Moore Philadelphia 3 oo Ebenczer Baptist church Pitts burg 1500 Rev G B Howard Pittsburg too Union Baptist church Philadelphia 00 SECONiD DISTRICT rlrkd iu v KENTUCKY Samuel rider vood Lcxirigtoni ob RcV GT VriiUVruicli J4J Mfi Hannah iJonso Louisville Beargras 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