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English translation: keeps the donations coming in

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English term or phrase:keeps up the collections
English translation:keeps the donations coming in
Entered by: Ana Juliá
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10:04 Jul 25, 2005
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Art/Literary - Religion / 19th century text
English term or phrase: keeps up the collections of
Where would be all these glorious instruments for good if it were not for Christian zeal? Zeal called many of these institutions into being, and zeal keeps them at work when they have begun. Zeal gathers a few despised men, and makes them the nucleus of many a powerful Society. Zeal keeps up the collections of a Society when it is formed.

Talking about Missionary Societies.
Ana Juliá
Spain
Local time: 23:54
keeps the donations coming in
Explanation:
Missionary societies at the time of this text relied almost entirely on donations for financial support.

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Note added at 32 mins (2005-07-25 10:36:43 GMT)
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For background: in my parent\'s church (which I attended when I was young), donations were collected during each service by passing around special plates made for this purpose. The amount so obtained was (and probably still is) called \'the collection\', the donations were called \'offerings\', and the plates were called \'collection plates\'.
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Ken Cox
Local time: 23:54
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keeps the donations coming in


Explanation:
Missionary societies at the time of this text relied almost entirely on donations for financial support.

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Note added at 32 mins (2005-07-25 10:36:43 GMT)
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For background: in my parent\'s church (which I attended when I was young), donations were collected during each service by passing around special plates made for this purpose. The amount so obtained was (and probably still is) called \'the collection\', the donations were called \'offerings\', and the plates were called \'collection plates\'.

Ken Cox
Local time: 23:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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