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Potential Site for a Mission, Ikot Usen, Nigeria, 1950
Eldred Echols and Boyd Reese
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Abilene Christian University. Brown Library. Milliken Special Collections
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Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University, Box 29208, Abilene, TX 79699-9208; 325-674-2348
"Several acres have been cleared and are planted in yams and cassava. The stand of palms in the background is on the property." Another view of a piece of property offered to American missionaries from Churches of Christ by the people of Use Ndon for the purpose of building a mission station. This photograph comes from an album that recounts Eldred Echols and Boyd Reese's visit to Nigeria in 1950. The Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville, Texas asked the two missionaries to visit Nigeria and report on an emerging indigenous Christian movement whose leader participated in a Bible correspondence course run by the Tennessee congregation. Upon their arrival, the missionaries found several thousand Christians led by Coolidge Akpan Okon Essien, from the Efik tribe in Eastern Nigeria, whose doctrine and practice were similar to that of American Churches of Christ.
photographic print, 6.5 x 9 cm.
Real estate
General views
Time Period
Ikot Usen
ACU/WB/9/1/080 [File]
Abilene Christian University. Brown Library. Milliken Special Collections
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1899-1969
Wendell Broom, Center for Restoration Studies

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