Missionary History of the Pacific Northwest: Containing the Wonderful Story of Jason Lee

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Don't see that my rating of five stars went through, don't know why.
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This is the premier Providential chronicle of God's amazing work in response to the of the plea of the Indians of the NW. The intrigue, beauty, faithful, loving response to the "Macedonian Call of the West" by Jason Lee first and nearly 200 missionaries is the seminal historical event in the NW history, but rarely known. This book is a first hand account of the service and sacrifice that established not only the church in the west, as well as our educational system (Willamette Univ., first in the west), government (Wolfe Meetings-Champoeg Assembly-Provincial gov't.-Territorial gov't.-Statehood), and our culture to this day.
There are several other very good works on this matter this one is the best.
Vaughn Longanecker
 

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Page 207 - And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem ; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
Page 214 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree : and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Page 506 - We, the people of Oregon Territory, for purposes of mutual protection, and to secure peace and prosperity among ourselves, agree to adopt the following laws and regulations until such time as the United States of America extend their jurisdiction over us.
Page 258 - That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ...
Page 204 - Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we, to men benighted, The lamp of life deny? Salvation! O salvation! The joyful sound proclaim, Till earth's remotest nation Has learned Messiah's name.
Page 158 - For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake ; 30 Having the same conflict "which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
Page 127 - WHEN all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I'm lost In wonder, love, and praise...
Page 242 - He calleth to me out of Seir, 'Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?' "The watchman said, 'The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye; return, come.
Page 339 - This gradual and continuous progress of the European race towards the Rocky Mountains has the solemnity of a providential event ; it is like a deluge of men rising unabatedly, and daily driven onward by the hand of God.
Page 39 - ... the Book is not among them. When I tell my poor blind people, after one more snow, in the big council, that I did not bring the Book, no word will be spoken by our old men or by our young braves. One by one they will rise up and go out in silence. My people will die in darkness, and they will go on the long path to the other hunting grounds. No white man will go with them, and no white man's Book to make the way plain. I have no more words.

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