On this day in 1836, Henry and Eliza Spalding set out from Pittsburgh, Pa to start the first mission among the Nez Perce Indians in Oregon.  They were sent out under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Their ship made a landing in Cincinnati four days later, where Marcus and Narcissa Whitman joined them.  Together, these two couples…

An Overview of Alexandria The second largest city in Egypt,  Alexandria  has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is only 225 km from Cairo. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greco Roman Egypt; its status…

On this day in 1906, the Fifth International Convention of the Student Volunteer Movement was held at Nashville, Tn.  This meeting, which would last until March fourth, would be referred to as one of only the greatest student conference ever held up to that time. 1 John Mott, the Secretary of the SVM, opened the conference with these words, “The…