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February 2002: Women Missionary Societies
Blank certificate of the type that was given to the Missionary Bands organized in individual American churches to raise financial support and increase understanding of the work done by
agencies engaged in church planting, evangelism and other Christian work outside
of the United States. This particular certificate was issued by the Woman's Union Missionary Society.
One of the major pillars of support for American overseas missions almost from
its beginnings has been the women's missionary auxiliary societies in
individual churches. These small voluntary groups raised money for missionaries,
sponsored speakers, printed literature and in general helped to educate
Christians about the work of missionaries and their need for support, in terms of
prayer and fellowship as well as finances.
Among the collections in the Archives with documents that tell the story of their influence are
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