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Storrow baptized them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Rev. Dr. Boaz then addressed the congregation, pointing out the severe trial to which the young men had been exposed, commending them and their relatives, and the young

men who had gone to their parents, to the
prayers of the congregation. The benedic-
tion having been pronounced, this most in-
teresting ceremony was brought to a close.
May the good Lord follow it with his effectual
blessing to all concerned!"

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BELGAUM. In the dispensations of His grace, God is no respecter of persons. For the high and the low, the rich and the poor, the young and the old-for men of every clime and every colour, the gospel-feast has been prepared ; and whosoever will, may slake his thirst at the living waters of salvation. But in the extent to which the gospel has been promulgated in India, the experience of the Missionaries has been the same as that of God's servants in the apostolic age—that “not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called; but God bas chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” Instances, however, are happily not wanting to prove that even among the Hindoos, neither station nor property, nor the adamantine chain of caste, form insuperable barriers to the reception of the truth ; and in the following communication we are presented with the impressive cases of three individuals, holding a respectable position in native society, all of whom have been led to surrender their dearest attachments, and their most deeply-rooted prejudices, for the sake of Christ.

Under date Belgaum, Dec. 28th, ult., the Rev. Messrs. Taylor and Beynon write :

“It is our happiness to inform you, that we Marvellous have been the Lord's dealings with had the pleasure of baptizing four natives on him; and we cannot but discover in the the first Sabbath of this month; and it would whole the free and sovereign operations of rejoice our hearts were we privileged to tell Him who worketh all things according to the you that the Lord was working mightily, by counsel of His own will. Moottoo is well his Holy Spirit, in the minds of the benighted read in books connected with the Hindoo repopulation of this land. Nevertheless, we ligion, in its various forms and usages; and are thankful for the day of small things, and for years, dissatisfaction and doubts have the measure of encouragement we receive, and arisen in his mind as regards its truth and hope that what we witness is but the first- Divine origin. What first produced an imfruits of a more abundant harvest, an earnest pression on his mind favourable to Christof that large ingathering to the Church, when ianity, was a remark made by a gentleman to a nation shall be born in a day.

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He was induced to read and examine the Bonajega sect, well and extensively collec:ed: Word of God for himself, and to seek for aid he is about twenty-seven years of ageand explanation where he had doubts and married man-has ope chci, azi arteisis perplexities. And, as far as we can judge, we pendent property. Froin the acurat sein have every reason to believe that his investi. of himnseit, be has wel stawei ise Liit gations have resulted, not only in his convic- religion, lath in its more point and power iion of the truth of Christianity, but in the sopiiic fcrils. Many out Dost power saving conversion of the soul.

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Storrow baptized them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Rev. Dr. Boaz then addressed the congregation, pointing out the severe trial to which the young men had been exposed, commending them and their relatives, and the young

men who had gone to their parents, to the prayers of the congregation. The benediction having been pronounced, this most interesting ceremony was brought to a close. May the good Lord follow it with his effectual blessing to all concerned !"

BELGAUM. In the dispensations of His grace, God is no respecter of persons. For the high and the low, the rich and the poor, the young and the old—for men of every clime and every colour, the gospel-feast has been prepared; and whosoever will, may slake his thirst at the living waters of salvation. But in the extent to which the gospel has been promulgated in India, the experience of the Missionaries has been the same as that of God's servants in the apostolic age—that “not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” Instances, however, are happily not wanting to prove that even among the Hindoos, neither station nor property, nor the adamantine chain of caste, form insuperable barriers to the reception of the truth; and in the following communication we are presented with the impressive cases of three individuals, holding a respectable position in native society, all of whom have been led to surrender their dearest attachments, and their most deeply rooted prejudices, for the sake of Christ.

Under date Belgaum, Dec. 28th, ult., the Rev. Messrs. Taylor and Beynon write :

“It is our happiness to inform you, that we Marvellous have been the Lord's dealings with had the pleasure of baptizing four natives on him; and we cannot but discover in the the first Sabbath of this month; and it would whole the free and sovereign operations of rejoice our hearts were we privileged to tell Him who worketh all things according to the you that the Lord was working mightily, by counsel of His own will. Moottoo is well his Holy Spirit, in the minds of the benighted

read in books connected with the Hindoo repopulation of this land. Nevertheless, we ligion, in its various forms and usages; and are thankful for the day of small things, and for years, dissatisfaction and doubts have the measure of encouragement we receive, and arisen in his mind as regards its truth and hope that what we witness is but the first Divine origin. What first produced an imfruits of a more abundant harvest, an earnest pression on his mind favourable to Christof that large ingathering to the Church, when ianity, was a remark made by a gentleman to a nation shall be born in a day.

him, that he was sure the time would come

when he would embrace Christianity.' He "THE HINDOO SCHOLAR TAUGHT IN THE

was at the time teaching his own children the

Word of God, and probably little aware of " The first case we shall mention is that of what the result would be to him, and several Moottoo Coomar Modeliar, a name already members of his family, when that blessed familiar to you on account of the peculiarly in Word would be conveyed to their hearts in the teresting circumstances connected with the bap demonstration of the Spirit and of power. tism of his son-in-law, and daughter, last year. Simple as the remark was, it never left him.

SCHOOL OF CIIRIST.

He was induced to read and examine the Bonajega sect, well and extensively connected: Word of God for himself, and to seek for aid he is about twenty-seven years of age—a and explanation where he had doubts and married man--has one child, and a little indeperplexities. And, as far as we can judge, we pendent property. From the account he gives have every reason to believe that his investi. of himself, he has well studied the Linguait gations have resulted, not only in his convic- religion, both in its more popular and philo

ion of the truth of Christianity, but in the sopliic forms. Many of the most popular saving conversion of the soul.

For a long works he has nearly committed to memory, time he has relinquished all heatlien worship and has apparently led a good part of his life and ceremonies, and has disallowed and pro- superstitiously devoted to the Gooroos. The libited them as far as possible in his house, austerities which he practised seem to have except that he applied the ashes of cow-dung very materially weakened, if not injured, to his forehead. This he did from habit, and his constitution. But in all he did he found thinking it was a thing indifferent in itself; neither peace nor satisfaction. He first began but when Mr. Taylor pointed it out to him, to think favourably of Christianity about two as still holding some hope to his caste-people, years ago, when he heard a portion of the as a distinctive badge of the worshippers of Gospels read and explained, and by the readSheva, he discontinued it. From the members

ing of tracts, especially one called 'In whom of his caste he has met with great opposition, shall we trust?' Light shone gradually all of which he has endured with the con- upon his mind, and it was not long ere he sistency and in the spirit of the profession ho acquired a clear and correct knowledge of the makes. Some members of his own family leading doctrines of Christianity. The first are much opposed to him, and the few days time that we have reason to suppose a before his baptism were to him days of pecu- work of grace was commenced in his heart, liar trial and anxiety. On the day of his was in March last, when he and several others baptism the commotion was so great in his

requested us to meet them, for private instruchouse, that he was obliged to leave his family tion, twice a week, in our own house. We early in the afternoon. He sought an asylum found, from what they said, that they had rein the open air, and we hope in communion

nounced idolatry, though they carried the with God. His baptism and participation in the

Ling with them, and besmeared themselves Lord's Supper have separated him from Hin- with the ashes of cow-dung. They were dooism, and, we are sorry to say, from his also in the habit of meeting privately, to exwife, and several members of his family. We amino and read the Scriptures and tracts. are not, however, without lopes that some of Shevalingappa, however, soon slowed bis them will feel constrained to join him, and opposition to Hindooism, by openly speaking cast in their lot with lim as the despised against it, and publicly proclaiming the Lord followers of the Lord Jesus.

Jesus as the only Saviour, and that there was “ Moottoo Coomar is altogether a superior peace and happiness in none other. This exman, one of great energy of character and

cited the hostility and opposition of his caste, independent power of mind, and if the Lord

and he had to endure hatred and abuse, and gives him grace to adorn the gospel of God was threatened with excommunication. What our Saviour, by his conduct and exertions, le made him decide to give up all for Christ was, may prove an eminent blessing to the cause the daily vexations and opposition he met in of the Redeemer.

his family, because he would not unite with A son of Mootoo, about eleven years of them in their heathenish rites. He left home, age, was baptized with him. He is a promising and spent a day with Mootoo Coomar. And and intelligent lad, and, for his age, very it was in his house, before a number of his forward in his education.

relations and caste-people who had followed THE MERCHANTMAN FINDING THE PEARL him, that he gave up his Ling, and thereby OF GREAT PRICE.

renounced caste. The great opposition which - The two other converts are Lingawunts he has had to endure, has not yet subsided. from Shapore. One of them, named Sheva- He has given up all for Christ; and all the lingappa, is a respectable merchant, of the abuse, curses, and imprecations which have

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the rites of his religion to his followers. He
has been under regular religious instruction
for six or eight months. He came to a de-
termination to renounce caste with Sheva-
lingappa, and both are now under Mr. Bey-
non's protection. His time of probation has
not been very long; but as we know of no
sinister motive which could have induced
him to act as he has, we saw no obstacle to
his baptism and admission to the church
Our prayer is, that the Lord, by his grace,
will enable them to keep stedfast, and hod
fast their profession to the end."

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TUTUILA-SAMOAN GROUP. This Island first became the residence of the Christian Missionary in the latter part of 1836. Denied even the advantage of the preparatory instruction of those useful pioneers--the Native Evangelists, the inhabitants of Tutuila were up to that time the victims of unmitigated barbarism. But through the preaching of the Word, the divinely appointed means for the healing of the nations, heathenism, with all its polluting rites, has been abandoned; a goodly number of the islanders have become genuine converts to the faith of Christ, and are now adorning their profession by the consistency and devotedness of their lives. Christian Churches, and Schools for the education of the young, are in efficient operation; and, in regard to many who have been removed by death, a cheering hope may be entertained that, having become partakers of the grace of God, they have passed from the communion of the faithful on earth to join the spirits of just men made perfect in heaven.

In reference to the loss the Mission has sustained by the death of several of its most valued and influential converts, the Rev. A, W. Murray, writing under date June 24th ult., adduces the following instructive details :

Among those removed by death, during the times of refreshing' with which we were this and preceding years, were some who had favoured in 1839 and following years. When long exerted a decidedly beneficial influence, the gospel reached his heart, he underwent a and whose removal has been attended with very marked change. He had previously serious consequences to the interests of the been a conspicuous and energetic character, island.

and now the same decision and firmness “Of this number the case of Apolo de marked his course; but he had transferred his serves prominent notice. He was a native of allegiance to another master; his views and Annuu, a small island about a mile from the feelings had undergone a radical change, and mainland. In his heathen days he had been he came boldly out on the Lord's side. He a daringly wicked man, and continued un was earnestly desirous of devoting the remaffected, or but slightly so, by the truth, till nant of his days to the service of Him to

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