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Key day for mission to China - 1819

Robert Morrison and Chinese translation co-workers.


Robert Morrison was the London Society’s first missionary to China. He founded a college and, with William Milne, translated the Bible into Chinese. Regarding the latter accomplishment, on this day 25 November 1819, Morrison wrote:


“By the mercy of God, an entire version of the books of the Old and New Testaments into the Chinese language was this day brought to a conclusion.”


Creegan, Charles C. Pioneer Missionaries and the Church. New York: American Tract Society, 1903.

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