ON THIS DAY in MISSIONARY HISTORY
8 April 1868 – George Matheson, a blind hymn writer, was ordained pastor of Clydesdale Parish. He wrote the Hymn: “O Love that will not let me go.”
8 April 1901 – Missionaries, James Chalmers and Oliver Tomkins were martyred on the Fly River in New Guinea. They were clubbed, boiled and eaten by this previously unreached tribe.
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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Dr. Peter Hammond
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Cape Town South Africa