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God's Answers A Record of Miss Annie Macpherson's Work at the Home of Industry, Spitalfields, London, and in Canada   By:

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GOD'S ANSWERS:

A RECORD OF

MISS ANNIE MACPHERSON'S WORK

AT THE HOME OF INDUSTRY, SPITALFIELDS, LONDON, AND IN CANADA.

CLARA M. S. LOWE

"Peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee."

1 CHRON. xii. 18.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I.

1861 1869.

Prayer of Hon. and Rev. Baptist Noel Residence in Cambridgeshire Visit to London in 1861, and first attendance at Barnet Conferences Visit of Rev. W. and Mrs. Pennefather East of London, 1861 Left Cambridgeshire, 1865 Work in Bedford Institute 1866: Voyage to New York and return, 1867 First girl rescued Matchbox makers First boy rescued Revival Refuge open for boys and girls 1868: Home of Industry secured 1869: Opened.

CHAPTER II.

1869 1870.

Emigration of families A visitor's impressions The great life work Emigration of the young, begun 1870 First party of boys to Canada with Miss Macpherson and Miss Bilbrough Their reception Mr. Merry takes oat second party out boys Miss Macpherson returns to England and takes out a party of girls Canadian welcome and happy homes Canadian pastor's story.

CHAPTER III.

1870 1871.

Workers' meetings at Home of Industry Training Home at Hampton opened Personal experiences Welcome in Western Canada Help for a Glasgow Home Scottish Ferryman "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings"

CHAPTER IV.

1872.

The need of a Home further West Burning of the Marchmont Home Home restored by Canadian gifts Miss Macpherson and Miss Reavell arrive in Canada First visit to Knowlton in the East Belleville Home restored by Canadian friends Help for the Galt Home Miss Macpherson returns to England Miss Reavell remains at Galt

CHAPTER V.

1872 1874.

Letter from Rev. A. M. W. Christopher Letter from Gulf of St. Lawrence Mrs. Birt's sheltering Home, Liverpool Letter to Mrs. Merry Letter from Canada Miss Macpherson's return to England Letter of cheer for Dr. Barnardo Removal to Hackney Home

CHAPTER VI.

1875 1877.

Mrs. Way's sewing class for Jewesses Bible Flower Mission George Clarke Incidents in Home work The Lord's Day Diary at sea Letters of cheer from Canada

CHAPTER VII.

1877 1879.

"They helped every one his neighbour" Miss Child, a fellow labourer The work in Ratcliff Highway Strangers' Rest for Sailors "Welcome Home" "Bridge of Hope" Miss Macpherson's twenty first voyage to Canada Explosion on board the "Sardinian" Child life in the Galt Home The Galt Home now devoted to children from London, Knowlton to those from Liverpool, and Marchmont to Scottish Emigrants

CHAPTER VIII.

1879 1880.

Experiences among Indians Picnic in the Bush Distribution Of Testaments "Till He Come" "A Home and a hearty Welcome"

CHAPTER IX.

Questions and Answers Sorrowful cases Testimonies from those who have visited Canada Stewardship

INTRODUCTION

BY

THE REV. JOHN MACPHERSON,

Author of "The Life of Duncan Mathieson."

From East London to West Canada is a change pleasing to imagine. From dusky lane and fetid alley to open, bright Canadian fields is, in the very thought, refreshing. A child is snatched from pinching hunger, fluttering rags, and all the squalor of gutter life; from a creeping existence in the noisome pool of slum society is lifted up into some taste for decency and cleanliness; from being trained in the school whose first and last lesson is to fear neither God nor man, is taught the beginnings of Christian faith and duty, and by a strong effort of love and patience is borne away to the free, spacious regions of the western hemisphere, of which it may be said, as of the King's feast, "yet there is room," and where even a hapless waif may get a chance and a choice both for this world and the world that is to come. This is a picture on which a kind heart loves to rest. But who shall make the picture real?

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