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Identifier: churchat19pres
Title: Church at Home and Abroad, The (Jan. – June 1896)
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
Subjects: Missions — Periodicals
Publisher: Philadelphia : Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work
Contributing Library: Presbyterian Historical Society
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation

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n whatever it is, whetherobscure or conspicuous, whether pleasant orpainful. The privilege and honor of bein^ sent de-pends not upon the place to which one issent, but upon the importance of the missionand the dignity and authority of the one whosends. Practicallv ones mission is the same as his work which God sets a person to do is hisvocation; to do that work as well as he can,diligently and faithfully, is his mission. Itis wholesome to call all this to mind often, soas not to have too wide a separation in ourthought between those whom we commonlycall missionaries and all other Christians. Hardly less important is it to avoid mak-ing too wide a separation in our thoughtsbetween two classes of missionaries, as homeand foreign. We have rarely seen the true idea morehappily expressed than in the charmingbook lately issued by Fleming H. Revel 1Company, From Far Formosa, by George L.Mackay, D.D., twenty-three years a mis-sionary in Formosa from the PresbyterianChurch of Canada. He savs :

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From From Far Formosa? Copyright J&J5, iy Fleming IT. Re-rfl Company. A Village in Eastern Formosa. vocation. Both these words in Christianusance intimate a persons relation to God.Ones mission is that to which God sendshim. Ones vocation is that to which Godcalls him. Every Christian has a missionappointed by God. Every Christian is calledof God—has, therefore, a vocation of God,and whatever is of God is sacred. God callssome to preach, some to teach, some to plow,some to sell goods, some to cook food, someto nurse the sick, some to nurse children,some to make garments, some to black boots,some to clean streets. Every useful, honest To be a missionary became the passion of mylife. That was the dominant idea through all theyears during which I served as school-teacher atMaplewood and Maitlandville, as scholar at Wood-stock and Omemee Grammar Schools, as student ofarts in Toronto, and as student-missionary duringthe summer vacations at Blue Mountain, Port Bur-well and Vienna, Lin

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