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foreign mission

mission (def 10).
mission (def 7).
Origin of foreign mission
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Now, without doubt the sending of the missionaries has vastly improved conditions of human life in the foreign-mission lands.

  • The Christian standards present in our American life, and absent from these foreign-mission lands, make an enormous difference.

  • It has come to be one of the great expressions of the unifying spirit of the Church on foreign-mission soil.

  • And this experience of Bishop Bashford's is being repeated, over and over again, throughout the foreign-mission world.

  • It exists peculiarly in Asia, the greatest of all foreign-mission lands.

  • And what words can be used strong enough in speaking of the blessed work of medical men in foreign-mission lands?

  • Missionaries in foreign-mission lands speak much of the peculiar, deadening, moral atmosphere there.

  • Some may go to the city slum, which in its dire need is of close kin to the foreign-mission land.

    Quiet Talks on Service S. D. Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for foreign-mission

foreign mission

a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity
a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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