April 17, 2012


Mr BELOVED BROTHER RICE : In encouraging other young men to come out as missionaries, do use the greatest caution. One wrong-headed, conscientiously obstinate fellow would ruin us. Humble, quiet, persevering men ; men of sound, sterling talents, (though, perhaps, not brilliant,) of decent accomplishments, and some natural aptitude to acquire a language ; men of...
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On this day in 1960, Lettie Cowman, wife of missionary Charles Cowman, died at the age of ninety. Nearly sixty years earlier, Lettie and Charles had arrived to Japan to commence their missionary work.  Along with a dear friend, Ernest Kilbourne, they started an organization that became known at the Oriental Missionary Society.  For the...
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