On 16 November 1885, Cephas Bennet died in his home in Rangoon, Burma. Cephas was an outstanding American Baptist missionary who served in Burma for over fifty-five years as a missionary printer, teacher and pastor. His wife, Stella Bennet, sacrificially served alongside Cephas to great credit. You can read
On 24 Nov 1883, Laura Hardin who later married Arthur Carson in Burma arrived in Rangoon. Laura would along with her husband would go on to do pioneer mission work among the Chin people of Northwest Burma. After her husband’s death, she continued to work among the Chin until 1920.
Johanne Henrietta Christensen a midwife and nurse from Denmark who served with the American Presbyterian Mission in Siam/Thailand, for almost twenty years, died on 7 November 1940. To learn more about Johanne Henrietta Christensen click here.
John Ebenezer Marks an Anglican priest, teacher and missionary; died on 15 October 1915. Few men had more of an impact, although controversially, in the growth and outreach in the history of the Myanmar (Burma) church. You can learn more about John Marks in his book Forty Years in Burma by
Bertha Blount McFarland served as a missionary, teacher and Secretary of the National Christian Council. She was married to Dr. George McFarland who served in the Thailand Government and also had numerous businesses in Thailand. You can learn more about the life and work of Bertha Blount McFarland by clicking