Post Tagged with: "Dr. Verbeck"

by / on August 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm / in The Protestant Missions

Mr. and Mrs. Carrothers of the Presbyterian Mission.

Dr. Verbeck in his “Historical Sketch ” considered that the first school to deserve the name of a distinctly missionary institute was one begun in Tokyo about 1869, by Mr. and Mrs. Carrothers of the Presbyterian Mission. Among the pupils were a few girls, and as these increased in number, it was thought best to form them into a separate […]

Read more ›
by / on August 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm / in The Protestant Missions

First Baptism's: Yano Riuzan and Murata Wakasa and Ayabe in Nagasaki! (May 1866)

In November, 1864, occurred the first recorded baptism on Japanese soil of a Protestant Christian. Rev. J. H. Ballagh has given the following account of this person. (* Missionary Herald, 1864, p. 6g.) “Yano Riuzan, a shaven-headed Buddhist, a yabu-isha or quack doctor, who held an inferior position, was selected by the Shogun’s Council of State for a language teacher […]

Read more ›
by / on August 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm / in The Protestant Missions

Missionary Conference held at Osaka in 1883!

In a historical sketch prepared for the Missionary Conference held at Osaka in 1883, Dr. Verbeck quoted as follows from various reports that described the conditions under which the early missionaries labored: “The missionaries soon found that they were regarded with great suspicion and closely watched, and all intercourse with them was conducted under strict surveillance.” “No teacher could be […]

Read more ›