foreign mission

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foreign mission a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
    • n foreign mission an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
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Usage

In literature:

This does not by any means account for the amount raised for charitable purposes, which include home and foreign missions.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Religious revivals, foreign missions, social reforms, were making active way.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Mosul, a missionary station of the American Board of Foreign Missions, is believed to mark the site of ancient Nineveh.
"Half Hours in Bible Lands, Volume 2" by Rev. P. C. Headley
Dr. Moffat concluded a simple address, followed with intense interest by the congregation, by an earnest plea for help for foreign missions.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
THE FREE BAPTIST WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY was organized June 12, 1873, to conduct home and foreign missions.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It would be as well to say here that on board this vessel was the reverend Father Simon of Foreign Missions.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
Had the question been, Where was the American Board of Foreign Missions born?
"A Story of One Short Life, 1783 to 1818" by Elisabeth G. Stryker
Great saving to the Board of Foreign Missions, you know.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Two kinds of preaching were indulged in by the elders on their missions, home and foreign.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
The best teachers, next to Europeans, were foreign or mission-trained Chinese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

Where they watch their flocks increase,
And store the snowy fleece
Till they send it to their masters to be woven o'er the waves;
Where, having sent their meat
For the foreigner to eat,
Their mission is fulfilled, and they creep into their graves.
"Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Where they watch their flocks increase,
And store the snowy fleece,
Till they send it to their masters to be woven o'er the waves;
Where, having sent their meat
For the foreigner to eat,
Their mission is fulfilled, and they creep into their graves.
"A Mystery" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

The Russian foreign minister claims the West is threatening not to renew a UN observer mission in Syria if Russia doesn't vote for a resolution that could lead to military intervention.
During five years in the French Foreign Legion , Glencore International Chairman Simon Murray was sent on missions ranging from death defying to merely gruesome.
In an assault that appeared to take advantage of general anti-foreign sentiment in Egypt, Islamist militants on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula attacked a foreign mission assigned to observing the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.
"The mission of the new bureau will be to lead the Department in the US Government's effort to counter terrorism abroad and to secure the United States against foreign terrorist threats," Ambassador Dan Benjamin told reporters.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appears ready to appoint former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi to replace Kofi Annan as head of the joint U.N.-Arab League mission to Syria.
Sen John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about an independent report on the deadly Sept 11 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Libya.
John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about an independent report on the deadly Sept 11 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Libya.
Sen John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about an independent report on the deadly Sept 11 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Libya .
John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about an independent report on the deadly Sept 11 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Libya .
European Union foreign ministers on Monday approved the concept of an EU training mission in Mali for an attempt by Malian and other African troops to wrest the north from the insurgents.
Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi vowed to protect foreign embassies in Cairo, where police were using tear gas to disperse protesters at the US mission.
When you think of mission work, you probably think of foreign countries.
A t the intersection of foreign policy, secret spy missions and domestic politics, the facts can be scarce, and the truth behind them scarcer.
Managing the launch of the Virtual Student Foreign Service, a high-profile program that connects American students with State's domestic offices and US missions abroad.
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