Rescue the Perishing: Selected Correspondence of Annie Armstrong
Mercer University Press, 2004 - 367 páginas
Annie W. Armstrong, more familiarly known as "Miss Annie," served as the first corresponding secretary of the Women's Missionary Union, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. Between 1888 and 1906 she wrote hundreds of letters on behalf of Southern Baptist missionary enterprises. Almost all of her letters inimitably expressed her opinion of "how things ought to be." Rescue the Perishing offers for the first time a selection of letters from this remarkable woman's life. As a group, these letters indicate that Armstrong was both an innovator and tireless promoter of numerous missionary projects at home and abroad. Stubborn and forthright, some might even say abrasive, Miss Annie's correspondence demonstrates that she was a gifted administrator with unparalleled organizational skills. Her guiding hand shaped the WMU's role in Southern Baptist life. Moreover, her ability to work with a variety of denomination leaders in different contexts influenced Baptist polity and helped forge Southern Baptist denominational identity. These letters have never been available to the general public, and they offer great insight into the life and development of the Southern Baptist Convention.In 1934 the WMU recognized Annie W. Armstrong's legacy by naming their Easter offering for Home Missions in her honor. As these letters show, the recognition was well deserved.
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Página 12 - BUILD a little fence of trust Around to-day. Fill the space with loving work, And therein stay. Look not through the sheltering bars Upon to-morrow, God will help thee bear what comes Of joy or sorrow.
Página 179 - ... same liberal basis: the sum of one dollar entitling such persons to attend all the lectures of the Institute; and ladies can also obtain the ticket of admission to the several courses by the payment of two dollars annually. A meeting for conversation on mechanical and scientific subjects is held once in each month, with the exception of the months of July and August, a free and familiar interchange of opinion on the great discoveries ot the day, and of inquiry into the different processes of...
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Página 31 - I should have preferred either to have refused it, or to have done a glorious service by endowing a college. But as an honest man, and as a father and a husband, I cannot refuse to accept the money. You will probably be surprised when I tell you that I have shared the fate of nearly all leaders in revolutions or great reforms, by the complete sacrifice of my private prospects in life. In a word, I was a poor man at the close of my agitation. I shall not go into details, because it would involve painful...
Página 3 - grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Página 83 - Philadelphia, had not been able to withstand the pressure brought to bear upon him in this direction.
Página 353 - CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to conduct such correspondence as may be required by the Board of Directors and the Standing Committees.
Página 352 - The duesI of active members, $2, and of associate members, $5, are payable on January 1 of each year. Only active and associate members who have paid up annual dues shall take part in the election of officers and transaction of business of the society.