David Gasperson, the Powells, and Missions in Nigeria

In this episode of the Missions History Podcast, Pastor David Gasperson of Warsaw Baptist Church joins hosts David Brady and Scott Peterson to discuss the historic movement of the gospel through Nigeria and the specific role played by one family, the Powells.

Portraits hanging in the fellowship hall of Warsaw Baptist Church, Warsaw, NC. Clockwise from top: Mary Hester Powell, Rosa Hocutt Powell, and Julius Carlyle Powell.

From the History of Nigeria Photo Album Book 2 – Front row, seated: Rosa Hocutt Powell, H. P. McCormick, Ruth Kersey; middle row, seated:  Dr. George Green, Nannie Bland David, Grace Carson, Alice Duval; back row, standing: G. W. Sadler, W. H. Carson, unidentified, Julius Carlyle Powell, Susan Anderson, L. M. Duval

From the History of Nigeria Photo Album Book 3. Julius Carlyle Powell is in the front row at the far right.

Show Notes

The Powells of Nigeria: 87 Years of Missionary Service by David Gasperson  (https://www.amazon.com/Powells-Nigeria-Years-Missionary-Service/dp/1718030649/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541446697&sr=8-1&keywords=gasperson+david)

Impressions of Nigeria by J.C. Powell and David Gasperson  (https://www.amazon.com/Impressions-Nigeria-David-Gasperson/dp/1980756481/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1541446697&sr=8-5)

https://www.clintonnc.com/features/lifestyle/27987/a-mission-of-service. “A mission of service.”

Zamzam The Story of a Strange Missionary Odyssey 

The Zamzam Story website

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