Wives, friends, employers and employees write about the
world of the missionary from a unique perspective-closely involved with the lives of
the missionaries, they played complementary, yet singular roles. Wives
aided their husbands, all the while immersed in caring for their family
and the sick, counselling the confused and harbouring the homeless.
employees had their own set of responsibilities and objectives, and spoke out with praise or
complaint, asking questions and making demands.
Whether in an objective voice or a tone softened by time, these other
perspectives shed light in on the world of the missionary, recalling for
us experiences and episodes that made a lasting impression.