This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...Kajarnak and some twenty others remained and went into winter quarters close beside the mission-house. All winter long they were carefully instructed until at length four of them--Kajarnak, h...
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s son, and his daughter--gave such good proof of conversion, that they were received into the Church. The rite of baptism was administered on Easter day. So powerfully was the Spirit of God manifested at this service that those who were baptized were overcome with emotion, and the Greenlanders who witnessed it were deeply affected. But alas! within a month a dire calamity befell the little settlement and joy was turned into sorrow. A party of murderous heathen, coming from the north, killed one of Kajarnak's brothers-in-law on the plea that he had caused the death of the ringleader's son by sorcery. They also threatened to take the life of another. This produced a state of panic, and Kajarnak's fear for his brother-in-law was so great that he finally decided that it was his duty to take him to a place of safety in the south. The missionaries pleaded with him not to go, and he himself wept bitterly over the parting, yet his fears prevailed and his party finally took their departure. Great indeed was the sorrow of the missionaries over the loss of their converts. They well knew that many would say that tho they could baptize Greenlanders they could not make them true Christians and win them from their roving ways. Yet in the end Kajarnak's going proved a blessing. Not long after his departure twenty-one boats of Southlanders arrived with the cheering news that they had met the refugees and learned from them wonderful things about God. Before the following winter no less than nine families took up their residence near the missionaries in order to receive religio...