Here is a letter recorded in the 1857 SBC Annual, as the Choctaw brothers were pleading for help from the Baptists. A short time since we received a petition, signed by five Choctaws, praying for more missionaries. We give it place here:
J. Lewis Shuck, husband to Henrietta Shuck, returned to the U.S. after his wife’s death on the mission field. Shuck returned home accompanied by a Chinese convert, hoping to spark missions interest among the Convention and encourage the churches to provide more money and missionaries to the mission field. The letter below appeared in the [...]
The fact stated in the communication of brother Day is full of encouragement. That large congregations, numbered by hundreds, may be collected seventy miles in the interior, is a circumstance which may well create attention. How greatly are we needing an increase of laborers in the African mission. We trust that God will fill the [...]
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