Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes two reports from Richard F. Baggett, an American who was serving as a Churches of Christ missionary in Japan. Baggett mentions preaching in Japanese for the first time without the assistance of an interpreter, describes gospel meetings, discusses the presence of communists, and addresses accusations that those operating Ibaraki Christian College were premillennialists.
Richard F. Baggett graduated from Harding College in 1949. Richard and his wife, Mary, served as missionaries in Japan from 1950-1955, and 1956-1958. The focus of their work was training native preachers, establishing churches, teaching Bible at Ibaraki Christian College, and holding gospel meetings. The Baggetts were financially supported by the Coleman Avenue Church of Christ (Memphis, Tennessee), and the Union Avenue Church of Christ (Memphis, Tennessee).
The reports are in chronological order.
I. Report – April 1-June 8, 1952
II. Report – June 9-July 25, 1952
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Churches of Christ -- Japan
Churches of Christ -- Mission Work
Extent of Collection
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #261
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Richard F. Baggett Papers, 1952. Center for Restoration Studies MS #261. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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