The Missionary herald at home and abroad Volume 79

9781236076243: The Missionary herald at home and abroad Volume 79

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. 1883 Excerpt: ...she is and all she is doing, and the influence which she is exerting, are unmistakable in their meaning. Would that the Christian Church could realize the greatness of the opportunity which the present state of India is presenting to it! letters from Zulu fHission. REVIVAL AT UMVOTI. Mr. Rood sends joyful news of a deep religious work at his station, Umvoti. His letter is brief, owing to his absorption in evangelistic work. He has been greatly assisted by Mr. Russell, a lay evangelist, of Scotland, who has spent some time in Natal, and who has been instrumental in gathering a congregation and forming a flourishing church in Durban. Mr. Rood writes:--"Mr. Russell has special gifts as an evangelist to awaken people and lead them to Christ, and is greatly respected by all evangelical ministers and Christians. He consented, at our request, to spend his holiday in working at our stations. He has labored with us at Umvoti for some days and his labors have proved a great blessing to our people. The way for his coming had in a measure been prepared by the meetings which we held during the week of prayer, in January, and which were well attended, and in which there was shown some special interest. "Two weeks after this we had a visit tfje JHtsstons. of two days from Dr. Somerville, the great Scotch evangelist. He was accompanied by Mr. Russell, and then formed an acquaintance with our people and the) with him. So their hearts were open to receive him. He preached morning anil evening to large congregations, and on several days held an intermediate service, and conversed with many who came to him at his room. Inquiry-meetings were also held. "We do not wish to-day to attempt to estimate the fruits which will come from these special services. More than ...

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