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BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY
W. J. HENDERSON, B.A., S. VINCENT, R. GLOVER, D.D.,
J. CLIFFORD, D.D., AND E. B. UNDERHILL, LL.D.
“Expect great things from God.”
THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY
19 FURNIVAL STREET HOLBORN E.C.
The Committee of the Baptist Missionary Society publish this volume on the hundredth anniversary of the existence of the Mission, with the prayerful hope that the perusal of these pages may excite fervent gratitude for past manifestations of Divine favour, and may lead to larger consecration, in view of the worldwide opportunities and urgent claims of the present day. If the century just closing furnishes, in the review of it, abundant occasion for encouragement, what will not the second century of modern missions, upon which we are now entering, witness, provided the Christian Church be faithful, expectant, and zealous ! May every reader be prompted to inquire : "Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do ?”
Whilst the occasion and scope of this publication do not permit the writers to make more than passing references to the work of kindred institutions, the Committee are not unmindful of the labours connected with other missions; and they would venture to express their cordial desire that, whatever special blessings attend this Centenary celebration, may be richly shared by sister societies.
Concurrently with the issue of this publication, an effort is being made to secure a Thanksgiving Fund of £100,000, and to increase the annual income to a like amount. The objects to