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“Lord let the end be easy for Emma s sake.”

Booth-Tucker, Frederick St. George de Lautour. The Life of Catherine Booth: Mother of the Salvation Army. 


If you would draw souls, preach Christ

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself—John 12:32 (NASB). Come, you workers, be enco...



Death of Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, known as the “painter of the soul” for his unsurpassed Christian art.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Death at Brighton, England, of Samuel Horsley, bishop of St. Asaph, a diocese in Wales. He had written scientific works as well as defending fundamental Christian teachings.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of National Biography.


Death of John Hunt, missionary to the Fiji Islands, who faced tremendous opposition at the start, but at his death was so beloved his converts pleaded with God to take a number of them rather than him.

Authority for the date: “The Wesleyans Enter Fiji.”


Death of Protestant philanthropist Theodore Fliedner, a pioneer in deaconess training.

Authority for the date: Gordon, Ernest. Book of Protestant Saints. Chicago: Moody, 1946.


John Sung, a Chinese student in America, boards a ship bound for Shanghai, intending to evangelize China. He will preach the Gospel for fifteen years in his native land, winning 100,000 converts to Christ.

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Pope Paul VI makes an unprecedented visit to New York to plead for world peace before the United Nations.

Authority for the date: “List of pastoral visits of Pope Paul VI outside Italy.”


Pope Paul VI declares Catherine of Siena a doctor of the church.

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Bolaji Idowu is elected president of the Methodist Church, Nigeria. Among his key contributions will be a revision of the church’s constitution, making it autonomous, and unification with the nation’s Zion Methodist Church.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Two Egyptian Christians, Ageeb Sami Yacoub and Ameer Sami Yacoub, having refused to pay protection money to Muslims, are bound and murdered in cold blood.

Authority for the date: Middle East Christian Association. “The Persecuted.”

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