"After baptizing Peter Chew, I came 'straight way up out of the water.' That's a men's sarong I wear for baptizing; it is convenient and harmonizes with custom of Malay as to dress." Ira Y. Rice, the first American missionary from Churches of Christ to Malaysia and Singapore, exits a river after baptizing Peter Chew.
Jimmie Lovell Papers, Center for Restoration Studies, Milliken Special Collections, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
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