Religion: Missionaries to the Americas

Missionaries to the Americans

Seven U.S. naval airmen, forced down in the Pacific, paddled their raft for two and a half days, until they reached an island. Down to the beach to welcome them came natives, handed the surprised flyers a book. It was the Bible. For 87 days the friendly Christian natives (converted years ago by missionaries) hid the Americans from Jap patrols. They also, said the airmen, converted them to Christianity. Last week Aerial Gunner Stanley W. Tefft of Toledo told how.

Said Gunner Tefft, now recuperating from wounds at the Naval...

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