Saturday, 24 April 2010 09:32
Tranzsend born 15th October in
1886—the first missionary, Rosalie MacGeorge, arrives in East Bengal (now
1891—in poor health at the end of her first term of service, Rosalie MacGeorge dies in
After initial difficulty in settling on a fixed area, the NZBMS takes responsibility for two districts in the eastern part of the province. Centres are established, first at Brahmanbaria and later at Chandpur, a junction town on the
Ideas have power. Ideas can start wars – and stop them. They can inspire sacrifice and lifelong service; they can create prejudice and injustice. They can change lives and transform communities; they can also restrict, contain and oppress whole groups of people. Culture itself is ultimately about ideas, ideas about the spiritual as well as the physical world in which we live.
by Walter B. Shurden
In 2009, Baptists will celebrate a huge 400th birthday party. Born in 1609, they began, as all infants, struggling to survive. Today, however, Baptists number 43 million people in over 200 countries in every continent of the world. Hassled, heckled, and persecuted both in England and America in the seventeenth century, Baptists of the twenty-first century have become the largest Protestant denominational family in North America. Baptists have come a very long way!
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