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Report of the First International Convention: Student Volunteer Movement Foreign Missions, Held at Cleveland, Ohio, February 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 1891 (Classic Reprint) by Student Volunteer Movement F Convention (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Report of the First International Convention: Student Volunteer Movement Foreign Missions, Held at Cleveland, Ohio, February 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 1891 The first International Convention of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions was held February 26 to March 1, 1891. Since the inception of the Movement, five years ago, at Mt. Hermon, there had never been held a student convention for volunteers, - there had never been even a rallying point for any considerable number of the 6,000 men and women enrolled upon our lists. The rapidly increasing membership and consequent establishment of mission bands in numerous educational institutions which are geographically too widely separated to be in touch with one ather, or to receive help from the central organization, made it desirable that a large number of representative volunteers assemble in conference. The key-te of the Convention was the key-te of the Movement: The Evangelization of the World in this Generation. The object of the Convention was: 1. To afford an opportunity for the free discussion of many problems confronting the Movement. 2. To secure for the volunteers the advantages coming from intimate contact with Missionary Board secretaries and returned foreign missionaries. 3. To enlighten Board secretaries and others in regard to methods and aims of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. 4. By a closer union in prayer and purpose on the part of volunteers, secretaries, and missionaries, to give a new impetus to the great cause of world-wide evangelization in the present generation. Cleveland, Ohio, was selected as the place of meeting, because geographically the center of the volunteer population of the United States and the Dominion of Canada. The new and commodious building of the Young Men's Christian Association was thrown open for this purpose from February 26 to March 1. It was feared that the selection of time - in the midst of a college terms work - would prevent a good attendance. But, contrary to the most sanguine expectations, a larger student body assembled in Cleveland, Ohio, than ever assembled on a similar occasion in the world's history of foreign missionary effort. Every State east of the Missouri River and rth of the Gulf line of States, save one, was represented. In all, 558 student, representing 151 educational institutions, were present, besides 32 Board representatives and 31 returned foreign missionaries. Fully 20 deminations were represented. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.