Origin of foreign mission
First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for foreign mission
It exists peculiarly in Asia, the greatest of all foreign-mission lands.
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.
And this experience of Bishop Bashford's is being repeated, over and over again, throughout the foreign-mission world.
It has come to be one of the great expressions of the unifying spirit of the Church on foreign-mission soil.
- 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
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