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Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention Made At Austin, Texas, September 14, 1904
Nashville, Tenn: National Baptist Publishing Board, 1904. 8 5/8" x 5¾". Stitched wrappers. pp. 58. Very good: two tiny puncture holes from being held with other pamphlets; small losses to spine; tiny chips on last few leaves and rear wrapper.The National Baptist Convention ("NBC") was formally organized in 1895. It brought together the Baptist Foreign Mission Convention (founded 1880), the National Baptist Convention of America (1886) and the National Baptist Education Convention (1893). According to its website, it is presently the largest black Baptist convention.This is the 1904 annual report of the NBC's Foreign Mission Board ("FMB"). Of particular interest are the reports from the field. These include one from Chiradzulu, in Malawi, reporting that a non-convert died of poison ingested during the process of proving he wasn't a witch. A missionary in Georgetown, British Guyana, complained of having no funds and needing a minister sent to a particular church. Reports from the Congo were awful, including a description of a Belgian soldier who was sent to a village for fish and murdered one of the village elders. When a group brought the body to make a complaint against the soldier, he fired on the crowd, killing another. Several pages are devoted to the Rev. L.G. Jordan's report on the situation in South Africa. Jordan was the corresponding secretary for the FMB and reported that "the governments of South Afria began eyeing us with suspicition and attempted to suppress our work, and, indeed, did greatly cripple it." He urged the importance of the building of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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