Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 164 Notes 4 consecrated people. Mrs. Whittemore has been the instrument in God’s hands in establishing eighty homes for fallen women all over this country, which are known as “The Door of Hope.” Mr. Whittemore spent many years in active church work, and was deeply interested in every project for the extension of church work, and whatever tended to broaden its scope of general usefulness. At different periods he was elder in the Madison Avenue Reformed Church, the North Presbyterian Church, and the Harlem Presbyterian Church, all in New York City. He was a man beloved by all because of his consistent life, his love for the lost, and his wonderfully simple but strong faith in his Savior. At his funeral service, his pastor, Rev. John Henry Jowett, M.A., very beautifully remarked that what was said of our Savior could be said of Mr. Whittemore: “He was a friend of sinners.” Conclusion of First Annual Report The History We Celebrate An Association with Deep Roots continued continued I n 1826, David Nasmith, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, had a vision for pioneering a method of Christian care that would meet people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. He started Glasgow City Mission, essentially the world’s first rescue mission. Glasgow City Mission was an interdenominational lay movement. Founded at a time of great poverty and distress in Glasgow, it practiced and proclaimed the gospel among the city’s poorest. The mission also devised creative partnerships with churches and civic agencies to provide spiritual and practical care for young people, juvenile and adult offenders, and the sick and needy. Glasgow City Mission realized that to share the Christian message one had to help the whole person. The ministry responded to high illiteracy rates by being one of the first charities in the world to provide evening literacy classes for adults in the 1830s. They had an equal concern for young people and provided groundbreaking evening “Chimney Sweep Schools” for children who had to work to pay for their education. As living standards in Glasgow improved, Glasgow City Mission was careful to meet the changing needs of the city. It always focused its work on supporting people who were on the very fringes of society. Nasmith went on to start city missions throughout the United Kingdom. From his model, the city mission movement spread around the world. We’re of Scottish Descent “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” —Proverbs 14:31