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, S.R.N., S.C.M., has since 1946 seen missionary service in the Congo, Sarawak, and now in Kenya. Previously with a missionary society in Congo she transferred in 1955 to H. M. Overseas Civil Service. She has many opportunities for evangelistic work and witness along with her welfare duties, where she exercises a unique Christian influence.’ Christmas 1956 list gives her as ‘Overseas, in civil employment, 1946, Sarawak.’ In the 1957 Record, p. 28, she is one of four in a new category, ‘In secular employment for missionary service’. In February 1958, she was home from Malaya and wishing to go to Kenya – Missionary Committee Minute, 2/58. Reports in the Record, 1968, pp. 89, 92, 108; 1960, pp. 110, 158 (home). In January 1961, nurse at the United Wire Works in Edinburgh. Record, 1961, p. 9. Not on 1964 list. Started again with UFM, February 1964 (valedictory), Record, 1964, March p. 9, October, p. 21, November, p. 21 (Congo); Ivory Coast, in 1965 list, fully supported. Record, 1965, June, p. 21, November, p. 21, December, p. 22; 1966, April p. 22, June, p. 21.

188 Joined Charlotte Chapel in March 1943, Record, 1943, p. 39. L.R.C.P.E., D.T.M & H.,F.R.C.S.E. At Sidlow Baxter’s tenth anniversary in the Chapel, in October 1945, described as ‘in training’. Married Flora M’Swain on 2 April 1946, left for Ethiopia on 30 May 1946, wife (see her) remained for exams. Record, 1945, p. 173; 1946, pp. 73, 90, 104, 125, 157, 183; 1947, pp. 30, 39, 78, 126, 141, 168, 173; 1948, pp. 141, 156, 169, 174; 1949, pp. 78,126, 169. Returned to Edinburgh in autumn 1949, Record, 1950, pp. 14, 26. To Gaza, Palestine, July 1950, reports in Record, 1950, pp. 121, 141; 1951, pp. 110, 141; 1952, pp. 9, 13; 1953, pp. 31, 94 (home), 109, 137. Left CMS service in Gaza, Arab Palestine, and in Edinburgh in 1954. Record, 1954, pp. 10, 21, 187; 1955, p. 198; 1957, p. 122. Christmas 1956 list has ‘At home – for indefinite period’. FRCS. Missionary secretary in the Chapel. Ter-Jubilee booklet has him home in1958, for further training. At the Ter-Jubilee in 1958, they were described in the Conference brochure as: ‘Dr Oscar and Dr Flora Barry (Ethiopia and Palestine, 1946-53) have been at home studying and performing valuable work in hospitals during an extended furlough. In final examinations recently Dr Oscar gained the distinction of FRCSE, and our two friends are now praying for divine guidance regarding their next sphere of missionary service.’ They had wanted to return to Ethiopia since leaving it eleven years before, and he was appointed as a surgeon in a government hospital in Addis Ababa. Record, 1960, pp. 45, 62, 110, 124, 128, 130; 1961, p. 108, awarded OBE.. In 1965 list, but not financially supported. Mentioned in Record, October 1964, p. 21; May 1965, p. 23.

189 L.R.C.P. & S., (Edin.), L.R.C.P. & S., (Glas.). Maiden name was M’Swain; worker at the High Street Mission, left in August 1940 to train at Mount Hermon Bible Training College; (High Street Mission Minutes, 25 August 1940; Deacons’ Minutes, 7/10/39); grant for All Nations, Deacons 12/3/41, 6/6/41; Record, 1939, p. 188; 1940, p. 160. At Sidlow Baxter’s tenth anniversary in the Chapel, in October 1945, she is described as ‘in training’. Married Oscar Barry on 2 April 1946. He left for Ethiopia on 30 May 1946, but she had exams in October and left on 2 February 1947, after exams completed. Record, 1945, p. 173; 1946, pp. 73, 90, 104, 125, 157, 183; 1947, pp. 30, 39, 78, 126, 141, 168, 173. In 1947 Record. For reports in Record between 1948 and 1965, see husband’s entry. Ter-Jubilee booklet has her home, at its date, 1958, for further training. Christmas 1956 list has ‘At home – for indefinite period’ At the Ter-Jubilee in 1958, they were described in the Conference brochure as: ‘Dr Oscar and Dr Flora Barry (Ethiopia and Palestine, 1946-53) have been at home studying and performing valuable work in hospitals during an extended furlough. In final examinations recently Dr Oscar gained the distinction of F.R.C.S.E., and our two friends are now praying for divine guidance regarding their next sphere of missionary service.’ In 1965 list, but not financially supported.

190 English by birth, she went to Nyasaland with the Zambesi Mission in 1947, as a member of the Largs Baptist Church. When it dissolved, she joined the Chapel in August 1952, during her furlough (Record, 1952, p. 137), and was valedicted on Sunday 16 November 1952. Testimony given then. At the Ter-jubilee in 1958, she was described in the Conference brochure as: ‘After some years in a Mission school she is now teaching a class of Indian children in the Government School at Blantyre, grappling with racial integration in a Christian way.’ Record, 1952, p. 187. In the 1957 Record, p. 28, she is one of four in a new category, ‘In secular employment for missionary service’. Not on 1964 list. In 1965, transferred her membership to a church in the south of England, where she was working. (Elders’ Minute, 2 June 1965.) Letters in the Record, 1952, pp. 178, 180, 187; 1953, pp. 50, 97; 1954, pp. 27, 60 (ill), 90 (better); 1955, pp. 28, 142; 1956, p. 45; 1957, pp. 44 (teaching), 93, 156; 1958, pp. 12, 108; 1959, p. 109; 1960, p. 123 (return to Blantyre); 1963, p. 30 (home).

191 Miss Marjorie Cranage, SRN, SCM, was baptized in the Chapel on 22 February 1943 and joined the Chapel in March 1943, while training as a midwife at Elsie Inglis. She was ‘in training’ in October 1945; after completing nursing training and two years at London Bible College. She was turned down by the Africa Evangelistic Band on health grounds, needing rest, but she was accepted in November 1946 for service in South Africa, said farewell at the prayer meeting on Monday 10 March 1947, awaiting passage, valediction 13 April 1947, sailed 29 April. In the 1947 Record list, commissioned for overseas service in 1947, supported financially by the Chapel. (Record, 1943, p. 39, 1945, p. 173; 1946, 125, 183; 1947, pp. 56, 71, 110 (arrived), 1948, pp. 29, 141). Invalided home (Record, 1949, pp. 25, 89, 188.) Returned in 1950 (Record, pp. 9, 26) but ill again at p. 168 and getting better at p. 92; also, pp.125, 188 and 1951, pp. 46 and 94 (to the Congo). She served first in South Africa, and later in Belgian Congo (Zaire). Reports in the Record, 1951, p. 124, 192, pp. 13, 59, 94 and 126 (had to leave the Congo because ill), p. 174; 1953, pp. 32, 97, 130, 174 (home ill), 1954, pp. 24, 189, 1955, pp.43, 123; 1956, pp. 13, 77 (still home), 1957, pp. 172, 189 (visited Africa for deputation), 1958, pp.28, 62, 146, 158, 1959, p. 30; 1960, p. 46; 1961, pp. 126, 142, 174, 190; 1962, p. 13, 61, 94, 126, 157, 174, 190; 1963, pp. 45, 77, 93, 107, 157; 1964, February, p.21, April, p. 23 (home), May, p. 21, June, p. 23, October , p. 21; 1965, January, p. 22, February, p. 21, July, p. 22, August, p. 21, September, p. 22, November, p. 21, December, p. 22; 1966, February, p. 21, April, p. 21, May, p .21, June, p. 21, September, p. 21, October, p. 22, November, p. 23; 1967, January p. 21, March, p. 22, April, p. 22, May, p. 22, August, p. 22, November, p.21, December, p. 23; 1968, letters to Record from Transvaal, 1968, January, March, April, May, July, August, October, November; 1969, January and April; 1970, March, May, July, September, October, November; 1971, September; 1972, January, April, June, August, September, October, November; 1971, September; 1972, January, April, June, August, September, October, November; 1973, January, February, March, June, August, September, October. For a number of years (from 1973 or earlier) she did itinerate evangelistic work among Africans, Asians and Europeans in Rhodesia (as it then was), with the Christian Witness Team, opening Christian literature bookshops and traveling with a book-mobile. Her base was in Salisbury. Letters in the Record, 1974 (10), 1975 (8), 1976 (11), 1977 (7), 1978 (7), 1979 (9), 1980 (6). In 1980, she was working in a bookshop in a Christian Camping Centre in the Republic of South Africa. Invalided home from South Africa, working in Dispensary, Edinburgh, June 1949 list. Home in 1954 from health problems. Record, 1954, p. 21. Christmas 1956 list has ‘At home – for indefinite period’. Not on list in the Record, 1957, p. 28. At the Ter-Jubilee in 1958, she was described in the Conference brochure as: ‘Miss Marjory Cranage went to South Africa in 1947, and later served in Congo. Ill-health caused her to relinquish a fine work there, and on recovery she resumed at South Africa. Recently she has been engaged on a world-wide deputation programme, and has revisited Congo for three months to gain fresh deputation material of the work of the Africa Evangelistic Band.’ In 1964 list. On the financial support list, fully supported (i.e., £50 personal and £200 to the Society every quarter) in 1980 (on retired list 1993). Reports in the Record monthly from 1980 to 1989. In Edinburgh, May 991, to see friens. In 1992, the elders decided that she could both retain her membership in the Chapel and also join a local church in the Central Baptist Church in Pietermaritzberg (Record, July 1992, missionary section). She was still there, working with the inner-city Hope Fellowship in 1994-5, and then with the YWCA in East Cape in July 1997. Health very poor in spring 2000 (Record, May 2000, p. 22) Report from retirement home in East London, South Africa, in Record, May 2005, p. 15.

192 In June 1949 list, doing language study in India, Chapel’s only BMS missionary,

193 ‘One of the eleven of our younger people who have gone out into full-time Christian service during the first ten years of Sidlow Baxter’s pastorate.’ (Sidlow Baxter’s review of 1935-45, Record, 1945, pp. 165–6, 173.) Graduated MA, recommended to the Baptist Theological College for Scotland for ministry, (Record, 1942, p. 169; Deacons’ Minute, 6 May 1942). Not under ‘full-time ministry’ in these notes because resigned from Inverkeithing church to go to India with BMS. Meantime on temporary staff of BTI, Glasgow. (Record, 1947, p. 138.) BD degree with distinction (Record, 1948, p. 104). Valedictory and testimony on Sunday morning, 31 July 1949, prior to leaving for Dacca in September 1949 (Record, 1949, pp. 121, 140, 153; 1950, pp. 46, 126; 1951, p. 45; 1952, pp. 13 (married in December 1951), 27, 157; 1952, p. 171 (twins born); 1954, p. 11; 1955, pp. 7 (son born), 58 (first furlough, July 1955), 137, 154, 197; 1956, pp. 42, 60, 169 (return); 1957, pp. 44, 189; 1958, pp. 45, 94, 141) At the Ter-Jubilee in 1958, he and his wife were described in the Conference brochure as: ‘Rev. Alex. Somerville, MA, BD, and his wife Barbara (nee Grant), SRN, SCM, have been in East Pakistan with the BMS since 1949. Pastoral and translation work have occupied them hitherto, and now they are also undertaking work among students at Dacca.’ (Further reports in the Record, 1959, p. 45; 1960, pp. 13, 125, 157; 1962, pp. 141, 157 (returned in September 1962); 1963, p. 13; 1964, October, p. 21; 1965, June, p. 21 (home), August, p. 20.) Resigned 1965, (Deacons’ Minute, 1 December 1965), but active in the Chapel up to the date of this book going to the printer in August 2007. He commented to the writer in 2007: ‘His mother’s home was Spittlefield, where she was brought up. She was converted in Bristo Baptist Church, where she met William Somerville and where they were married. Before then, she was forced to leave home - none of her family were believers - and found a second home with a Christian family in nearby Clerk Street, where one of the four daughters became Mary Harrison. She and her husband were with WEC in the Belgian Congo, where she became known as ‘Mamma Harri’. Alex thinks he was born in Marchmont Road, but the only home he remembers is the one in Warrender Park Road from which (after a couple of years in Inverkeithing Baptist Church and another couple of years in the BTI) he left from Warrender Park Road to go to East Pakistan. While he was away in East Pakistan, his mother and father left there to live in Forbes Road.’

194 Maiden name Grant. Trained in nursing, completed course at Carey Hall, valedicted 8 October 1950. Record, 1950, p. 121; 1951, pp. 29, 142. Married Alex Somerville in December 1951, further details under his name.

195 Andrew McCabe is a son of missionaries in India, George and Elizabeth McCabe. Conversion in India at age thirteen. To Edinburgh in the following year. Joined Charlotte Chapel, January 1942, (Record, 1942, p. 41). War service in the Royal Navy. In training at Cliff College, Autumn 1947. (Record, 1947, p. 153). Two years there, followed by training at All Nations Bible College. Valediction, Sunday 3 September 1950, sailed 22 September 1950. (Record, 1950, p.155.) ‘Present Member on Missionary Service’. He was brought up in the Chapel. After attending Cliff College and All Nations Bible College (Record, 1948, p.103; 1949, p. 138), he went to India in 1950 with the Regions Beyond Missionary Union. He met his American wife, Evelyn, in India (although Record, 1950, p. 121, says that they married before he sailed to India in September 1950) and they have one son, Ian. She retained her membership in her American church and they made their permanent base there, although Andrew frequently visited Edinburgh on furlough. Reports from India in the Record, 1952, p.p. 14, 122; 1953, pp. 161, 189; home in August 1955, 1955, pp. 137, 197; 1956, p. 13 (biographical), 1956, p. 77; 1957, pp. 109 (photo), 142, 157; 1958, pp. 94, 123. At the Ter-Jubilee in 1958, he was described in the Conference brochure as: ‘Mr Andrew McCabe, in India with the R.B.M.U. since 1950, is now in Muzaffarpur envisaging a considerable extension of the bookshop work as a means of evangelism. His constant care for six orphan lads has been rewarded by their growing to Christian manhood.’ Reports in Record, 1959, p. 77. Home in 1960, returned in January 1961, Record, 1960, p. 74; 1961, pp. 30, 109, 141, 1962, pp. 78, 94; 1963, pp. 28 (in USA), 61, In the 1964 list as on the financial support list, fully supported (i.e., £50 personal and £200 to the Society every quarter) in 1980. ‘Andrew worked for many years, from 1960/66 onward, as warden of a Boys’ High School in North India, under the Assemblies of God, and had the privilege of seeing the boys under their care grow into Christian manhood. Andrew was a supported Chapel missionary.. Reports in the Record, 1965, January, p. 21, March, p. 21, April, p. 21, May, p. 22, October, p. 21; 1966, March, p. 20, December, p. 21; 1967, February, p. 33; 1968, April, p. 22, May, p.22, July, p. 21’ September, p. 21; 1969, February, p. 22, June p. 22 (home), November, p. 23; 1970, January and August; 1971, June, 1972, April and June. letters in 1974 (1), 1975 (5), 1976 (2), 1977 (1), 1978 )2), 1979 (4), 1980, (3), every year after that except 1986. . Awarded MBE in the New Year Honours list, 1991. 1997 report: Andrew and Evelyn have "retired" to the USA but continue acting for the Regions Beyond Missionary Union (RBMU) working between the USA and India. They have one son, Ian, who married in April 1996. Their report, January 2004. Andrew: My parents were missionaries in India, where I was born and spent my early years, before returning to the UK for secondary schooling. I committed my life to the Lord in India when I was 13 and became a member of Charlotte Chapel in 1942. I served with the Royal Navy during the War and at the end of that time I studied for future work in India, firstly at Cliff College, Sheffield and then at All Nations Christian College which was then at Taplow. I was commissioned for service to India in the Chapel on September 3,1950 and sailed for India on the 22nd for Muzaffarpur, where I was involved in Village Evangelism, Orphanage and Dispensary work. I met my wife Evelyn, an American, during the course of my work and she has been my work partner over all these years. She is less able to travel these days, but I am still travelling back and forth between India and Nepal and USA. on a regular basis as I serve the Lord with the Assemblies of God in Kolkata, North India. Both of us have been in the wars recently, Evelyn in a serious car accident and I having a knee replacement and laser surgery for a detached retina. We are making a good recovery. Our son Ian and wife Wendy are based in South India working with Mission of Mercy (Regional Director). Our grandchildren are Laura (4), Aslee (1) and Andrew Max Keith born Nov 25, 2003. His report, December 2006. Children’s Camp in Oct was a wonderful time for everyone. Three young men came from South India to conduct the camp and they were excellent in presenting the Gospel to the 200 children who attended. The children were greatly blessed and all of them wanted the camp to continue for another week. This is an annual event and we want to thank you for praying for the meetings. Report in cbcOnline in August 2007: ‘Serving with Assemblies of God in India. This past month I visited a village called Daduwa at an altitude of 7,500 ft. in Lamjung District of West Nepal. I went to visit a school that we built 7 years ago but which I had not had the privilege of visiting. I had been to Daduwa a number of times. It is a stiff climb. I was not able to attend the opening of the school and as the area was becoming infested by Maoist Insurgents 1 was advised not to travel there. The situation being relatively quiet at present, I decided to go before the monsoons set in. I had a wonderful welcome, met the 400 children in the school, was smothered with garlands of flowers and was offered more food than I could possibly eat. The village pulled out all the stops to welcome me. One of the highlights of my visit to Daduwa was to meet Suchendra Gurung. one of my former students from a Buddhist background who has opened his home for the first church to be started in Daduwa.’ Evelyn died in India on 21 August 2007, a few days after suffering a severe stroke. Last report in cbcOnline before this CD was closed was the October 2007 issue: ‘I am trying to adjust to life without Evelyn. She always enjoyed good health and was very active. Her passing into the Presence of the Lord was so sudden. We are glad that she did not linger long. I am staying with Ian and Wendy in the Nilgiri Hills in South India. I plan to continue staying in India and will continue to be involved at the James Harvey Memorial School. Ian and Wendy join me in thanking you for the many Cards and e-mails we have received expressing your love and support for us at this time and for all of you who have upheld us with your prayers which have meant so much to us.’ For Andrew’s testimony, see CD under his name.

196 Alan and Mrs Charlotte Davis went with the World Wide Evangelisation Crusade to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1950, doing leprosy control. When that country became independent and was renamed Ghana, they transferred to full-time Government Service in charge of a large number of leprosaria. Mr Davis is now (1969) on the staff of the Leprosy Mission and plans to go overseas again shortly, this time to Central Thailand. He was financially supported from the beginning, she from c1975. He served in the Royal Scots for seven years in the 1939-45 war. Demobilized in 1946, he joined the Chapel in December 1946, trained at Cliff College for two years from 1946 and obtained his Certificate in Religious Knowledge, and was called to missionary service through a visit of Chapel missionary Mrs Mary Harrison to the College while he was a student there. (Record, 1947, pp. 7, 153; 1949, p. 188.) He joined the Worldwide Evangelistic Crusade and went to Ghana in January 1950, where he founded a leprosy colony. He transferred to government service in Ghana in 1957. His wife did not join the Chapel until September 1964. At the Ter-Jubilee in 1958, he and his wife were described in the Conference brochure as: ‘Mr and Mrs Alan Davis worked with the WEC in Gold Coast from 1950. When it became independent as Ghana they transferred to full-time Government service in charge of a large number of leprosaria, that they might better do the work of the Kingdom.’ Both in 1965 list as not receiving financial support (because they were in government employment). The contract in Ghana ended in 1968, so they joined the Leprosy Mission and were sent to Central Thailand in 1969, On the financial support list, fully supported (i.e., £50 personal and £200 to the Society every quarter) in 1980. He retired in February 1987 and died on 13 October of that year. Obituary in Record, January1988, pp. 9-10. Reports in the Record: 1950, p. 27 (testimony and valediction in December 1949; 1950, p. 29 (sailed, 10 January 1950), 1950, p. 155; 1951, pp. 94, 157, 1952, p. 13 (married in Gold Coast, April 1952), pp. 88, 94, 141, home for his treatment, 1952, pp. 157, 178; 1953, p. 12; daughter, 1953, p. 78; return, 1953, p. 137; deputation, 1954, p. 11; return, February 1954, pp. 29, 45, 92, 105 (daughter), 121. Gold Coast, 1955, p. 28; 1957, pp. 61, 110, 141; home, 1958, p. 93, changed to government service after 3 years, 1958, pp. 124, 140, Ghana, 1959, p. 109; 1960, p. 61 (home), 123 (return); 1961, p. 110; 1962, pp. 13, 46 (home), 110; 1963, p. 14 (return), 1963, May p. 21, November, p. 21, December, p. 22; Charlotte joined the Chapel. September 1964, Record, September 1964, October p. 18; home, August 1965, p. 20; 1966, March, p. 21; 1967, January, p. 23; March, p. 22 (home). 1968 – he in Ghana, she at home, both on support list. He to Manoran, Thailand, Record, 1969, May p. 9 and 22, November, p. 22; November, p. 22; 1990, no letters; 1971, October; 1972, five letters, she home, he to come in April 1973; six letters in 1973, he home in May, returned in July, she in Edinburgh until November; letters in Record from Manoran, Thailand, through (several every year) to 1986.

197 On Chapel retired missionary list 1997.

198 Call and commenced training in spring 1951 at Ridgelands Bible College, Kent, for service with EMMS at Nazareth. (Record, 1951, pp. 58, 76, 121, 140, 157; 1952, p.13; 1953, p.65; 1954, p.10 (home); 1955, p.197). Still at home in November 1955, because ill, but working here. May have been the first Chapel missionary to go to mission station by air. Christmas 1956 list has ‘At home – for indefinite period’.

199 Rev. Ted Emmett came into contact with the Chapel while on national service during the Second World War. Baptised in the Chapel on 27 May 1946 and joined on 2 June. In autumn 1947, Arts course at Edinburgh University in conjunction with Baptist Theological College of Scotland for ministry. Married to Miss Margaret MacCallum (Record, 1946, p. 104; 1947, p. 169). While studying in Edinburgh, his young wife, Margaret, died in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 22 March 1948 (Record, 1948, p. 58). He graduated MA (Record, 1950, p. 185) and was accepted by the Sudan Interior Mission (Record, 1951, p. 58) for Nigeria, early 1951; next entry says to sail in July for French West Africa. (Record, 1951, pp. 58, 76.) He was ordained and valedicted in June 1951 (Record, 1951, p. 108). He had led the Longstone Junior Sunday School. He was sent by the Mission in 1951 to do pastoral work and evangelistic work in Dahomey, French West Africa, (now the Republic of Benin), financially supported by the Chapel. While working there he married Adrianna (in America, Record, 1951, p. 141; 1952, p. 14), an American missionary, and they had three children, Christine (Record, 1952, pp. 138, 141), Carolyn (Record, 1957, pp. 61, 124), and Stephen . She was not a member and so not financially supported. Other reports in the Record, 1953, pp. 50, 161; 1954, p. 54; furlough, December 1954, Record, 1954, p. 189; 1955, pp. 8, 43, then to America for her, 1955, p. 197, he returned, 1956, p. 45.) In 1956, they moved to Switzerland, where they ran the SIM Swiss office and mission headquarters and recruited and trained workers for the mission for the French-speaking African people. Reports, Record, 1958, pp. 12, 61; 1959, p. 156; 1960, p. 123 (Edinburgh), 1961, pp. 125, 142, 1961, pp. 52, 125, 142, 1962, pp. 77, 110, 141; 1963, pp. 28, 93, 108; 1964, January, p. 22, September, p. 21, December, p. 22; 1965, May, p. 23; 1966, February p. 21; 1967, May, p. 21. They were then (? when) transferred back to Abidjan, West Africa, where Ted was responsible for the production and distribution of scriptures and Christian literature in French for the many French-speaking countries of West Africa. At the Ter-Jubilee in 1958, he was described in the Conference brochure as: ‘Rev. Edward S. Emmett


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