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From John Woolman on Ministry

From John Woolman (1741)

I went to meetings in an awful frame of mind, and endeavored to be inwardly acquainted with the language of the true Shepherd. And one day, being under a strong exercise of spirit, I stood up, and said some words in a meeting, but not keeping close to the divine opening, I said more than was required of me and being soon sensible to my error, I was afflicted in mind some weeks, without any light or comfort, even to that degree that I could take…

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Added by William F Rushby on 4th mo. 28, 2020 at 5:52am — 41 Comments

Ever Hear of Andrea Palpant Gilley? Robert Woodberry?

The January/February 2014 issue of Christianity Today ran a cover story entitled: "The World The Missionaries Made".  The author is Andrea Gilley.  The author ID said that she "spent part of her childhood in Kenya as the daughter of Quaker missionaries."

Her essay focusses on the research of Robert Woodberry, a sociologist who teaches at the U of Texas.  For his dissertation, he examined the impact of "conversionary" Protestant…

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Added by William F Rushby on 1st mo. 10, 2014 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

South Starksboro Through a Child's Eyes

Judy Rushby McLaughlin, one of my sisters, wrote the following reminiscence about the Orthodox Quaker fellowship at South Starksboro VT in the late 1960s.

                                       South Starksboro Through a Child's Eyes.

 

We roared over ribbony road toward the mountains from New York State.  They were mountains that we always looked at from afar off, but seldom went to. The Volkswagen Beetle crawled at a quick clip and struggled up the hill that…

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Added by William F Rushby on 12th mo. 14, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Water Found in Drought-stricken Turkana, Kenya

Kenyan Friends have had a mission in the desperately poor Turkana region of northern Kenya since 1970.  Now, a massive underground water supply has been discovered there.  If you live in an agricultural area, you will realize how important a good water supply is, to sustain life and livelihood!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24051374…

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Added by William F Rushby on 9th mo. 11, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

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"Branson uses the "ear of my soul" 29 times in her journal, more than any other writer,…"
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