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.