To the Editors:
Your story on the new missionary [Dec. 27] alters the stereotype of the pith-helmeted, culturally insensitive missionary and captures the complexity and diversity of the Christian missions today. The missionary may have changed; God's message has not.
Alan B. MacDonald
Huntington Beach, Calif.
As the daughter of missionaries, I found your story neither rosy nor harsh. The threat of cultural destruction has always been a concern of informed and tolerant missionaries. Problems arise when the occasional incompetent is prone to ignorance, stubbornness and shortsightedness.
Thank you for emphasizing a powerful force for good. There is hope yet.
(Mrs.) Myrna M....