Missions: Ordeal in Viet Nam

The difficult lot of South Viet Nam's 300 foreign-born missionaries and church relief workers* has become doubly hard in the past month. Since the beginning of the Communists' Tet offensive, eight have been killed, and a dozen more either kidnaped or wounded; several churches and mission compounds have been destroyed or damaged by gunfire. Last week the Quakers' American Friends Service Committee, which operated a child day-care center and medical rehabilitation clinic in Quang Ngai, prepared to pull out of South Viet Nam. "The intensified military operations throughout the country," announced a committee spokesman in Philadelphia, have made it "impossible...

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