Saturday, February 9, 2008
Early missionary "bands" establish churches and colleges
"We have grown up with the image of the little prairie church perhaps without even considering where they came from. Beginning in the mid-1840's, young graduates from East Coast schools of theology began a movement that established both churches and colleges in the new frontier." In her article, "The Missionary Bands," Judy Rosella Edwards provides some background and the names of early members.