Two attractive young people from small-town New England became the poster children of a cause that soon swept through the nation: Missions.
It's hard for us to imagine today that missionaries could have such an effect. But, as William Hutchison argued in his book Errand to the World, the fact was that these pioneers symbolized something vital to America's identity since the days of the Puritans-a new beginning, an adventure in the wilderness, a calling to be a light to the world.
Inside this issue you'll find:
- The Man Who Gave the Bible to the Burmese - As a preacher, translator, prisoner, husband, and homeland hero, Adoniram Judson demonstrated his conviction that a missionary is a missionary for life.
- The Mother of Modern Missions - By bravely going where no American wife had gone before, Ann Hasseltine Judson inspired generations of women to become missionaries.
- Let Freedom Ring - The Young American republic was ready to break new frontiers-at home and abroad. It's no wonder missionary pioneers Adoniram and Ann Judson were the "American Idols" of their day.
- The Golden Kingdom - century Americans a provocative glimpse.
- From Sea to Shining Sea - Separation, seasickness, and study prepared early American missionaries for the ardors of the work ahead.
- Go, Ye Heralds of Salvation - The music of missions
- Unforgettable - both near and far, the Judson legacy endures.
Issue 90 * Spring 2006
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