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“After prayerful consideration and mature deliberation, I thought it my duty to offer myself as a candidate for the ministry. Having decided as to the...”

Lovett, Richard. James Gilmour of Mongolia. London: Religious Tract Society, [n.d.].


Satan Gets You into Trouble but Won't Help You Out of it (1875)

The sailors were trying to escape from the ship, Acts 27:30 (NASB).These shipmen [sailors] got Paul out of Fair Havens i...



American Indians capture Mary Rowlandson and her three children during King Philip’s war in Massachusetts and hold them for ransom. Five years later she will write the first “captivity narrative” which she titles The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.

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Anthony Mary Claret, Archbishop of Santiago and tireless worker for justice and reform, is wounded at Holguin, Cuba, by an assassin who lays his face open from ear to jaw with a razor. His calls for an end to racism and oppression had roused opposition.

Authority for the date: Claret, Anthony. Autobiography.


Death in Paignton, South Devon, England, of William H. Brett, who had for forty years done notable linguistic and mission work in British Guiana.

Authority for the date: Fortunato Pietro Luigi Josa, The Apostle of


Michael Platonovich Krasnoperov is consecrated as the first bishop of the Orthodox diocese of Akmolinsk, under the name Bishop Methodius. In 1921, the Bolsheviks will execute Methodius as an example to rebellious peasants, stabbing him and thrusting his cross into one of the wounds.

Authority for the date: Moss, Vladimir. Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the Urals, Siberia and Central Asia.


Under the dictatorship of Idi Amin, Christians are shot in a stadium in Kabale, Uganda.

Authority for the date: Wooding, Dan. Uganda Holocaust. Zondervan, 1980.

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