Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Ann H. Judson
Our journey today takes to South East Asia, to the jungles of Burma. That's
where Ann H. Judson and her husband Adoniram ended up as missionaries.
They were appointed by the American Board of Missions as part of the
missionary team to Burma in 1811. They sailed from Salem in February of
1812 and they arrived in Calcutta in June. That's where their adventures
began. They endured persecution, incarceration, and tropical diseases. Mrs.
Judson was pregnant several times, and each time she lost her baby to the
raging infections of the jungle. After many years of tireless service, she
herself lost her life in Burma. She never returned to America.
Her husband Adoniram remarried and had several children.