history of missions

In part one of this “distant look back,” I discussed the length of time missionaries of the past spent on the field, using data from William Gordon Lennox’s 1933 book, The Health and Turnover of Missionaries. In this segment, I’ll move on to the reasons why their time overseas came to an end. When determining […]

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A Distant Look Back at Missionaries and Attrition, Part I

by Craig Thompson on March 29, 2019

The opinion is often expressed that the present-generation missionary does not view his work as a work for life.         —William Lennox Not every former missionary gets an obituary printed in The New York Times, but in 1960, William Gordon Lennox did. Born in Colorado Springs in 1884, Lennox attended Colorado College, […]

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