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The God Who Answereth By Orphanages

In 1821, Dr. John Rippon, pastor of the New Park Street Chapel in Southwark, London, began a ministry to the homeless poor. A complex of almshouses was erected on a property adjacent to the church and the monumental task of rehabilitation was begun. Rippon wrote, ‚ÄúChristian compassion is driven by a holy and zealous compulsion when sight be caught of …