A History of the Mennonite Conference of Virginia and Its Work

A History of the Mennonite Conference of Virginia and Its Work
A History of the Mennonite Conference of Virginia and Its Work
Excerpt from A History of the Mennonite Conference of Virginia and Its Work: With a Brief Biographical Sketch of Its Founders and OrganizersThe subjoined history of "The Mennonite Conference of Virginia and its Work, and the Biographical Sketch of its Founders and Organizers" is herewith given with the view of committing to imperishable record the simple yet strenuous lives of the pioneer Mennonites who laid the foundation of the church in the state of Virginia and made it possible for establishing the conference as we now have it - a precious heritage - handed down by them to us through the three or four generations that have succeeded them.To the present generation the circumstance seems remarkable that fully 100 years of pioneer work in the church had to be passed over before the ministerial forces in Virginia ripened into a conference. Yet when we realize that the trials, privations and hindrances to Christian progress in those early days were perhaps ten to one to what they are now, their situation may be all the more appreciated and understood. It is evident also that long before the conference was organized in 1835, that ministers and deacons frequently met far consultation on vital subjects bearing on the common welfare of the church. Besides, they were in great part dependent through all these years upon the fostering care of the Lancaster Conference in Pennsylvania.During this formative period, it is known that bishops, ministers and deacons, from the very moment they were called and ordained to their respective offices felt most keenly the responsibility and obligation placed upon them. The peculiar environment of the new country in which they lived, together with the ennobling qualities of character that their calling enjoined, caused them to realize to the fullest degree what it meant to live and preach a whole gospel and everywhere testify for Christ and his cause.With such convictions as to a faithful performance of their duty, and the clear lucid and impressive style of the German language in which they expounded the Word of God, could not be otherwise than have a most salutary effect upon the church and its future prosperity.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.