ON THIS DAY in MISSIONARY HISTORY
12 April 1850 – American Baptist Missionary, Adoniram Judson, died at age 61, at sea in the Bay of Bengal. He was a pioneer Missionary to Burma and succeeded in translating the Bible into Burmese and planting over 100 churches with 8,000 believers. He also compiled the first-ever Burmese-English dictionary.
12 April 1867 – Samuel Marinus Zwemer was born in Vriesland, Michigan, USA. He became known as the Apostle to Islam. He was an American missionary to Muslims in the Middle East.
The full Day by Day Calendar of Missionary History is taken from The Greatest Century of Missions and Victorious Christians Who Changed the World, by Dr. Peter Hammond. These books are available from Christian Liberty Books, PO Box 358, Howard Place 7450, Cape Town, South Africa, Tel: 021-689-7478, Fax: 086-551-7490, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Website: www.christianlibertybooks.co.za.
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