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279 – Oct. 06 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Thirty shots but none hit him  1846 – Eugenio Kincaid, along with others, laid the foundation for the University of Lewisburg (now Bucknell University) in Pennsylvania. He had gone to the area because his heart was burdened for missions, having been turned down by the Triennial Convention for service in Burma. Instead he planted a number of churches in the…

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268 – Sept. 25 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Navajo Pueblo They reached the Navajo 1852, Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Gorman were approved by the American Baptist Home Mission Society to serve among the Navajos in New Mexico. That field had recently been opened by H.W. Read of Connecticut. Two additional couples had also recently gone to that field of service, including James Milton Shaw and his wife from…

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267 – Sept. 24 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Carol Shaw at age 77 267 – Sept. 24 – This Day in Baptist History Past Few know the sacrifices of our missionaries 1942 – The S.S. West Lashaway, a ship on which the Shaw family, missionaries to French Equatorial Africa (now Central African Republic) was sunk by a German U Boat in the early days of WW II. The…

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264 – Sept. 21 – This Day in Baptist History Past

A Deist leads Judson from infidelity 1808 – Adoniram Judson secured his horse from the home of his uncle where he had left it, and then started back to his home to regroup after having left to try his luck in the theater in N.Y. City. On the way back he stopped at a village Inn and took a room…

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260 – Sept. 17 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Not the Length but Depth that Counts 1835 – Henrietta Hall Shuck, raised in a godly home, sailed with her husband Lewis for missionary service in China, along with twenty-two other missionaries. She was but a teen bride, the daughter of Col. Addison Hall of Merry Point, Virginia. Henrietta was saved in a Baptist camp meeting and baptized at thirteen…

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255 – Sept. 12 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Shanghai – 1850 Forty-two Fruitful years in China 1847 – Matthew T. Yates and his wife Eliza, his childhood sweetheart who he had married on Sept. 27, 1846, arrived in the Shanghai harbor for a most fruitful forty-two year ministry in China. Matthew’s father and mother were active in a Baptist church in N.C. where his father William was a…

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251 – Sept. – 08 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Out of a Lonely Heart 1833 – Eliza G. Jones, wife of Rev. John Taylor Jones, missionaries to Burma and Siam, wrote the following from Bangkok, out of a lonely heart. “We feel that we are exiles from our native land, our beloved friends, the religious privileges we once enjoyed, and even from civilized life. Especially on the return of…

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250 – Sept. 07 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Knibb – Center He Helped Defeat the Slave Code 1803 – William Knibb was born in Kettering, England, eleven years after the first missionary society in modern history was founded in the same place in 1792. His father gave no indication of salvation, but his mother took the children to Sunday school at the Independent Chapel. William moved to Bristol…

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225 – Aug. 13 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Four hundred years invested by one family Shanghai on Fire 1937 – Japan attacked Shanghai.  Stephen Josiah Goddard, the son of a long line of American missionaries to China returned to the US with his wife Elizabeth, only to return in Nov. of 1939.  As the threat of war escalated, his wife and son went back to the states.  His…

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