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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

Winnie Davies (1967)
Taken by Rebels

From humble beginnings in Wales, Winnie went to Nebobongo in the Congo to serve as a missionary in 1946. She had trained as a nurse and studied at Bible college for two years before embarking on this endeavour. Winnie re-opened a maternity centre in Nebobongo, where she worked until a rebellion broke out against the Congolese central government in 1964. Winnie and her fellow workers were evacuated in 1961, but she returned shortly afterwards.

Winnie was taken into captivity by the rebels in the summer of 1964, and there were reports at irregular intervals that she was alive. But on 27 May 1967 she was killed by the rebels after trying to escape. Four other missionaries, Jim Rodger, Bill McChesney, Cyril Taylor and Muriel Harman, were killed in the 1964 uprising.

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.

Billy Graham (born 1918)