Fruit from the Jungle

Pacific Press Pub. Association., 1919 - 331 páginas

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My name is Erich Aseltine. My grandmother on my mom's side is the little girl in the middle on pg. 11 of Fruit From the Jungle on pg. 11, her name was Della. Her brother's name above was Uncle Guild. My great-grandfather on my mother's side was M.D. Wood the author of Fruit From the Jungle.
What is really neat about this book are the black & white photographs taken the early 1900's. The portrayal of the cultural life of India at that time period is well done. Just looking at the Table of Contents gives you the flavor of the book - 1 Life at Kalivali 2 Idol Worship 3. Saved After Ten Years 4. Kasho - The Dreamer 5. Anand Rao 6. The Epistle of John 7. Snakes in India 8. Casting Out Devils 9. The Plague 10. Rama the Scavenger 11. Bloody Offerings 12. Obeying the Holy Spirit 13. Was It Worth While? 14. "One Sows, Another Reaps" 15. Beaten for Christ's Sake 16. A Free Camel Ride 17. Work at Kopergaon 18. The Famine 19. Susie and the Sugar Plum 20. Answered Prayer 21. What It Means to Give India the Gospel 22. Healing in the Jungle
The book was published in 1919 when my great-grandfather was 50 years old, and had that had been 25 years after he first went to India.
As a Pentecostal Christian one of my favorite paragraphs is my great-grandfather talking about D.L. Moody and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, it would have been around 1880 while my great-grandfather attended Mr. Moody's school:
My heart was stirred to its depths as I listened to appeals for consecrated men. At six o'clock in the morning, Mr. Moody personally led large meetings for boys and young men who felt their need of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Although I attended these meetings, I did not gain that for which I sought; but later, at the Methodist camp meeting, faith was rewarded, and my heart was filled and satisfied with His sacred presence.
My great-grandfather had an experience in his life after this, and listen to how Christ became glorified in his personal life:
I had promised to keep God's law; and that very fact seemed to put me into such relationship to truth that the Holy Spirit took the things of God, and revealed them to me. Jesus Himself was not merely the Son of God, but God Himself, and the author and creator of all things. In reality, I had a new Bible.
Buy the hardcover for the pictures.
Thank you,

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Página 46 - Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations bow with sacred joy : Know that the Lord is God alone ; He can create, and He destroy. 2 His sovereign power, without our aid, Made...
Página 46 - We'll crowd thy gates, with thankful songs ; High as the heavens our voices raise ; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.
Página 46 - BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations bow with sacred joy ; Know that the Lord is God alone ; He can create and he destroy.
Página 127 - Tis pleasant to repeat What seems, each time I tell it, More wonderfully sweet. I love to tell the story ; For some have never heard The message of salvation From God's own holy word.
Página 29 - Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth : thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them...
Página 29 - Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
Página 175 - For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Página 177 - And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

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