Peyton Adams Eubank
Missionary - Africa 1882 - 1892

Memories of a Missionary Tour of Duty in Africa: 1882 - 1892
by Laura Boardman Houchens Eubank
Wife of Rev. Peyton Adams Eubank
Missionaries To Nigeria 1882
Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, Richmond, VA.

Condition of Our Mission

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So far as our mission was concerned, there was little to show for our work which was closed by the civil War when those missionaries, who still lived there, were called home.

As I have said, there were no ------- mostly the name only. There was perhaps half a dozen of the old crusaders still remaining. The few native teachers we had in the entire mission had grown up from the children supported in the homes of their former missionaries and got the small degree of education they had. I think they were taken sick to the mission during the Tjaye (Eeji) War, when so many were left homeless. So these were the nucleus of the new work when it was revived about 1875. Some of them were the names of the old missionaries, as did Moses Steve, our leading man. He was then in charge of Ogbomoso, 200 miles interior and chief? in by tribal wars, which did not allow any passing between there and Abbeokuta. Abbeokuta (meaning "under a rock") was itself, I believe the outgrowth of this Gjaye War then the refugees took shelter under an immense mass of granite bolder there, their only protection. This was the beginning of a settlement which grew into the city as we know it.



August 2000 - Notes - WRE Jr.

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