The Friday Five {2.24.17}

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 First American Missionaries

1. George Lisle – I was always taught that Adoniram Judson was the first American missionary, and he is the first entry to pop up when you google that phrase. However, if you look closely at his Wikipedia page, you’ll notice that it says he’s the first Caucasian American missionary. That’s because George Lisle, a former slave, left America to become a successful missionary in Jamaica 30 years before Judson was sent to Burma. How did I just hear of him 4 days ago? Continue reading