Theirs is not to ask, Why?
1849 – Twenty-six-year-old Harvey M. Campbell, sailed from Boston for missionary service to Arracan. His ship arrived at Akyab in March of 1850, and he moved on to Kyouk Phyoo in Nov. As he began studying the language in preparation to serve the Lord, cholera seized him, and on Feb. 22, 1852, he died at age twenty-nine. Levi Hall was appointed for service in Arracan. He sailed from Boston on Oct. 17, 1836, and after a stopover in Calcutta arrived at his station of service at Kyouk Phyoo on May 8, 1837. Three months later he fell victim to the fever and departed this life to his heavenly home. Rev. Joseph Fielding and his wife had been appointed for missionary service in Africa on May 11, 1840. Their ship arrived in Monrovia on Nov. 24, 1840, but before two months had gone by, both he and his wife had made their entry into the presence of the Lord. Rev. G. Dauble, who labored in Bengal, came to Baptist convictions, and on Feb. 4, 1850 he was baptized at Tezpur and then appointed to Assam. On July 23 he married Miss M.S. Shaw but again the disease of cholera took its toll and the young man died not two years later, on March 21, 1853. A young missionary on his way for his first term in Ecuador, South America was killed in a plane crash in the Andes Mountains and never made it to the field. Theirs is not to ask, Why? But only to know that they were, “Obedient to the heavenly calling.” [The Missionary Jubilee ( New York: Sheldon and Company, 1865), p. 242. This Day in Baptist History II: Cummins and Thompson, BJU Press: Greenville, S.C. 2000 A.D. 570-72] Prepared by Dr. Greg J. Dixon