The Protestant Missions — June 9, 2011 at 12:37 am

Mr. Luther D. Wishard, of the Young Men’s Christian Association visits Japan!


LutherWishardAn important movement among young men was begun in the spring of 1889 by Mr. Luther D. Wishard, the International College Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association, who visited several cities in Japan, speaking to students. He made a great impression, not only upon the pupils of Christian schools, but also on those connected with government institutions. The Christian Associations organized the previous year in three of the schools in Tokyo were greatly strengthened, and similar societies were formed elsewhere. Mr. Wishard planned and conducted a “Summer School for Bible Study,” the first of a series that has continued to be held annually. The work for young men was further helped by the locating in Tokyo of Mr. J. T. Swift as the representative of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States. For more history of the YMCA see here! Here are some books written by Luther D. Wishard, ordering through my affiliate account will help support my site! Thank you!

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