Religion: I Loaded My Shotgun

Dr. Richard Reusch is a short, slight (5 ft. 2 in., 110 Ib.) Lutheran missionary of 58 who chose to work among one of the fiercest tribes in Africa—the blood-drinking, spear-wielding Masai. Going back to Tanganyika from his last furlough in the U.S., he had two practical gifts: a tractor presented to him by St. Paul's Church in St. Paul, Minn, and "a splendid shotgun" given by the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minn. He has used the first to grow corn, beans and tobacco, the second to shoot "three lions and many hyenas." His days range from dullness to drama,...

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