Shantymen's Mission

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    Rippon, Have you ever heard of the Shantymen? It is a mission to take the gospel to the hinterlands of Canada, and believe me, we have hinterlands.

    These people lived on about $35.00 a week and didn't see civilization for weeks and even months at a time as they climbed through the wilderness in all kinds of weather and conditions.

    They are covered in a paperback book titled Men with te Heart of a Viking by Douglas C. Percy.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Here is a report about the Shantymen in the Toronto Star, a secular newspaper.

    "If you have the zeal of a Billy Graham, the toughness of a Green Beret, the desire to lead an outdoor life in some of the most rugged terrain in Canada, and in a time of inflation can live on about $35.00 a week and expenses, then consider joining the Shantymen."

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    Jim
     
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    Wow! No.I've never heard of them until your posts here."All kinds of weather and conditions",huh?At 55 and not feeling as robust as I have in the past --I don't think that would be for me.

    But I know the Apostle Paul went through a lot worse around that age or even older.

    I might get that book thanks to you.It sounds like a real need.People could become modern day Waldensians in spreading the Gospel in those far-flung Canadian regions.
     
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    It is only a small paperback, but a great little read on missions anywhere. Doug Percy was a missionary in Africa. He later taught at Toronto Bible College, a great school of missions.

    Men with the Heart of a Viking,
    Douglas C, Percy, Horizon Books, Box 600, Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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