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God's Answers

by

Clara M. S. Lowe

 

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.

 

INTRODUCTION

GOD'S ANSWERS.

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 second party of 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 Clarice—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.