Interactive Map: Journey to the Orient

In September 1907, Foreign Mission Board executive leader Robert J. Willingham embarked with his wife on a seven-month journey across the world to visit Southern Baptist mission stations. Though initially reluctant to undertake such an extended absence, Robert eventually considered the trip a blessing and returned with a renewed enthusiasm and burden for evangelism and missions.

Along the way, the Willinghams met with many of the board’s missionaries. They also took time to visit areas of historical significance to Baptist missions, including the homes of early missionaries William Carey and Adoniram Judson. Follow the Willinghams’ journey as they personally witnessed God at work throughout the Orient.

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