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Late Missionary to Korea Honored in Ohio

Teresa Neumann : Feb 28, 2011  Meredith Heagney - AP

"Back then, being a missionary was illegal and punishable by death, so Allen entered the country in his role as a physician. He saved the life of a member of the royal family and was allowed to establish the country's first modern hospital."

Horace Newton Allen(Columbus, Ohio)—Remember Horace Newton Allen? I didn't think so. I had never heard of him until today. (Photo: World Book Encyclopedia)

In a nutshell, Allen was instrumental in bringing the Gospel to Korea and—because he was a doctor and a diplomat as well—helping that country establish a lasting system of modern medicine.

He was born in 1858 in Delaware, Ohio, (where little is known about him), and died in 1932.

Recently, a group of South Koreans travelled to Ohio to honor his memory.

"I'm so thankful for him," said Ko Kyung-Ryang. "Because of him, other Protestant missionaries could come."

Said another, "He came to Korea, and we can have the religion and know the God."

Click on the link provided to read more about this remarkable man and the myriad effects his dedication to his calling has had on modern Korea.







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