Date: September 6, 2020
Bible Text: | Steve Brady
For episode 29 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the Congregationalist-turned-Baptist missionary, Adoniram Judson.
While in Burma, war with Britain would put him in prison, where his wife, Ann sacrificed to feed and take care of him. He was released when the Burmese needed a translator, but the effects of the situation on his wife and child would take their lives.
Judson married Sarah Bordman who would pass away while on the ship headed back to England.
His third wife Emily would challenge New England to continue his legacy for missions after his death in 1850.
Judson finished translating the Bible into the Burmese language, including the prerequisite of having to write down their language in a dictionary. He paved the way for an astounding 3,700 Baptist churches in Myanmar today!