Advance In The Antilles; The New Era In Cuba And Porto Rico

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHoward Benjamin Grose

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... the new order, which they recognize as right. It is a novel thing to have a minister who charges no fee, who teaches the true mode of family life, and is ready to marry them, to bury their dead, to serve them in every way possible, all without money price. A missionary told me only a few days ago that the priest in his little city said to him one day, as they met on the street: "You Protestants make a great mistake in marrying the people free; you might have made a good thing out of it, for nearly all the people are anxious now to be married, and they go to you." How any one could serve for love was beyond the poor man's comprehension. Not so had he been taught. New Moral Standards. The Cuban people know the difference, and realization of this fact is not only changing public sentiment toward the missionaries, but changing lives. The moral standards are set up by the Christian churches, and the whole moral tone is slowly but surely undergoing elevation. Cuba is getting a new conscience, a new consciousness, a new creed. The children in the Protestant schools are receiving a training that reacts upon the home life. The Cuban families are affectionate and loyal, as the missionaries testify, and this affords opportunity for effective service. The home life has lacked ambition, purpose, intelligent management, mental stimulus. In a word, the religious motive has been wanting. Without books, or even capacity to read, without aspiration, the condition is one either of dull routine or of ceaseless work. Woman's Mission. But go with the woman missionary into one of these homes, where the light of the gospel has shined; where the mother has found a new motive in life; where the children have learned to read; where the efforts to improve the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... the new order, which they recognize as right. It is a novel thing to have a minister who charges no fee, who t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217675867

ISBN - 13:9780217675864

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