The Consumptive's Home.

In the United States there is a Parallel Record to George Mailer's Life

of Faith and Trust, found in the history of the Consumptive's Home of

Boston, Mass. It was established twelve years since by Doctor Cullis,

who in the ardor of his faith and trust gave himself to the work of the

Lord, by ministering in _Jesus' Name_, to the poor consumptives who were

unable to provide for themselves. Doctor Cullis is a man of humility,
/> and devoted to his life work, and has been most abundantly blessed by

the Lord in his field. To the honor and glory of our Heavenly Father, he

has never been forsaken by Him.

The Institution began twelve years ago, in small quarters. Now it

embraces a very large gathering of useful enterprises: _A Consumptive's

Home, Children's Home, Grove Hall Church, Tract Repository, a Training

College_, and a _Cancer Home_. The means provided have all been sent by

the Lord, who has prompted the hearts of good people to send to it their

voluntary contributions.

There is no financial fund, endowment, or pecuniary provision whatever

existing for the support of the Home. No individuals have made any

agreement for its support; there is no trade or occupation used or

connected with it, whereby to obtain any remuneration. There has never

been any appeal to man for assistance, no subscriptions ever taken, no

contributions solicited, either publicly or privately; there are no

agencies or connections to receive funds from any religious society for

procuring charitable relief.

The supplies for the carrying on of this work, during these twelve

years, have been wholly _in answer to believing prayer, to the Lord_.

They have fulfilled faithfully the Lord's commands, "_Cast all your

cares on Him, for he careth for you_." They have also pleaded in faith,

without a doubt, "_Anything ye shall ask the Father in my name, I will

do it_." And they have asked and received, and the Provider has never

yet failed them.

During the twelve years' time there has been sent to the Consumptive's

Home, without any solicitation whatever, but in answer to believing

prayer and faith and trust in God's providence, a sum no less than

_three hundred and sixty thousand dollars, and over fifteen hundred

patients have been gratuitously cared for_. No one has been urged,

asked, or even hinted to contribute to it. Each morning, noon and night

prayer has been offered to send means to provide for their daily wants,

and the Great Shepherd has sent the supplies.

During these twelve years, the experiences of Doctor Cullis, the

founder, have been most remarkable in the frequent answers to prayer in

minute details of life, and especially in healing. There are so many

such cases, that there is no possible room to doubt. There have often

been moments, yes, days of distress and intense trial, when, with not a

single penny on hand, it seemed as if failure had come; but faith could

not let the promise go, neither was it possible for them to believe that

He who could do so much, would forsake so good a work, which was

undertaken only in obedience to the guidance and direction of the Lord;

and God has always brought deliverance, and honored them and brought

glory to his own name.

In the daily history of these struggles and trials and triumphs of

faith, are found many surprising incidents, a few of which we relate.