ON THIS DAY in MISSIONARY HISTORY
24 May 1824 – John Gibson Paton was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He became a Protestant Missionary to the New Hebrides Islands of the South Pacific. He was the eldest of 11 children of James and Janet Paton.
24 May 1830 – Missionary John Williams sailed as a Missionary to the South Sea Islands where he learned numerous native languages and built a 60-foot boat, to enable him to pioneer the Gospel in Samoa and the New Hebrides.
24 May 1844 – Christian inventor, Samuel F. B. Morse demonstrated the first practical telegraph with the message: “What hath God wrought?”
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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