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Life and Letters of Samuel Norvell Lapsley: Missionary to the Congo Valley ...
Samuel Norvell Lapsley
No preview available - 2014
African Afrikaan afternoon Anniston asked Babuma Bakete Bakongo Bakuba Banana bank Bena Kasenga Bolobo Boma boys brought Bula Matadi called camp canoe captain chickens chop church cloth Commissaire Congo cowries Dear dinner Engeringh English feet fever friends goat grass hand head hill hippo hundred ivory Kassai Kikongo Kintamo Kwango land Lapsley Leopoldville letter look Luebo Lukunga Lulua Lulua river Luluaburg Lusambo Makwala Malange Mamma Mampuya Manyanga March Matadi miles mission missionary morning Mpiata Musye native Nganga Ngoma nguvo nice night ntaku o'clock paddle palaver palm palm wine passed plantains pleasant plenty prayer pretty river Sankuru Shamba Sheppard sick side Simar Stanley Pool station steamer sticks stopped stream Sunday supper to-day took town trade trees trip Tunduwa village Vwila walk women wood writing Yansi yards yesterday young Zappo
Page 234 - I have a son, a third sweet son ; his age I cannot tell, For they reckon not by years and months where he is gone to dwell. To us, for fourteen anxious months, his infant smiles were given, And then he bade farewell to earth, and went to live in heaven.
Page 31 - And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Page 233 - Through every form of danger, death, and shame, Onward he journeyed to a happier shore, Where danger, death, and shame assault no more.
Page 16 - ... his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Page 237 - Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest; Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's breast; We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best — Good-night!
Page 98 - ABOUT an hour after we left our camp we were met by two well-manned canoes ; in the foremost of which there was a female paddling vigorously for a few strokes, and then in a peculiar style bringing her right arm akimbo to her waist. Ankoli recognized her, and cried out, "There is Gankabi ! " Naturally, to meet such a celebrity, the Queen of Musye, the friend of Gobila, and the principal person on the river, we halted very quickly, and, without the slightest sign of timidity, she steered her forty-five...
Page 43 - I wonder now how God has so changed the times that a Catholic king, successor to Philip II., should talk Foreign Missions to an American boy and a Presbyterian. I treated him just as I would any man I thought good and great. I asked nothing of him but his protection. What will come of my visit I do not know. I prayed long last night before I saw that it was my duty to go on Sunday. The character of the interview satisfied me that it was altogether right.
Page 42 - He didn't find out my mistake. told him my business, whom I represented, the Presbyterian body in the United States, what I meant to do, and our plan of working with a combined white and colored force. He warned me of the entire rudeness of the country, commended our plan of beginning on a small scale, until the tide comes in on the completion of the railways, then enter on that tide. "The Congo has a future,
Page 81 - Oh, for faith, and hope, and love, to be more and more in exercise. Oh, for grace to live as we shall wish we had lived, when we come to lay our heads upon our dying pillow. Oh, for a constant " looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.