Mission In the Gambia

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Between 1821 and 1902, 62 Methodist Missionaries were listed as having served in The Gambia. Of these, 17 died in the field and 17 were invalided home, earning this West African territory the foreboding title 'The White Man's Grave'. Thirty of the 62 Missionaries served less than one year - only eight served five years or more, of which the Reverend Charles Feneley was one. During his six years in The Gambia, the young Feneley embarked upon many adventures, taking his ministries to the most rural and remote corners of The Gambia and surrounding Senegal, recording his progress in his diaries and letters. A hundred years after Feneley's return, his granddaughter Jean Pratten and her husband Douglas retraced his footsteps, journeying to many of the places so vividly portrayed in the diaries. With the help of the diaries and letters, historical notes on the region, and his firsthand experience in The Gambia, Douglas Pratten presents an account of Feneley's Mission in The Gambia.

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Geschiedenis
UITGEGEVEN
2011
23 juni
TAAL
EN
Engels
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