The million-peopled city
Description of the Meeting of Pensioners held daily by the Missionary.
"The missionaries we sent down to to explore its condition met with frequent testimonies of the value in which the is held, especially among the pensioners. One person said, 'What we want are such meetings as Mr. C-'s,' mentioning his name. And another said, 'We want six such men as Mr. C- here, instead of one.' These missionaries, when down at Green- wich, attended one of the meetings of Mr. C-, at which 3 pious old pensioners in rotation engaged in prayer. It was
|truly delightful to them to witness how near their hearts lay the welfare of the College and its inmates. Their devotion was warm, and their petitions evangelical. They prayed with especial earnestness for all their fellow-pensioners. The first of them in his prayer said, ' We know, 0 Lord, scores in the College who are Infidels, drunkards, and everything that is contrary to God and his Word.' The second prayed, 'Answer, oh answer, O Lord, our cries for the College;' and the third, in his prayer, prayed for his fellow-believers there, that their faith, holiness, &c., might be increased; and then he added, ' And may all believers be united in praying for the College;' to which, throughout the pensioners present, there was a loud and hearty 'Amen.' The new room (accommodating 200 persons) had not then been engaged, and the room in which they were assembled was so crowded, that a considerable number of those who desired to get in were obliged, for want of room, to stand outside, and hear as well as they could. The scene was very animating, and full of encouragement."