foreign mission

Origin of foreign mission

First recorded in 1800–10

Words Nearby foreign mission Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use foreign mission in a sentence

  • I read the other day of a poor man who supports eight workers in the foreign mission field.

  • The whole assembly seemed to be ready to take the first steps in the organization of a native foreign mission Society.

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  • In the meantime, the churches were exhorted to take up collections for the foreign mission Fund.

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  • Five institutions use their missionary societies to help support some one whom they know on the foreign mission field.

  • Now, without doubt the sending of the missionaries has vastly improved conditions of human life in the foreign-mission lands.

British Dictionary definitions for foreign mission

foreign mission

  1. a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity

  2. a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another

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