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"Nem ő volt az első meggyőződéses református, aki az apacsok között dolgozott, hanem a holland származású John Clum."

 

Való igaz. Bár meglehetősen lenézte az apacsokat, sokat tett az érdekükben és sok kellemetlenség is érte őt miattuk. Ugyanannak a Holland Református Egyháznak a tagja volt, mint Roe.

Brown szerint három személynek (Crook, Plum és Scott) köszönhették a hadifoglyok, hogy visszahozták őket Alabamából, sőt az aravaipák még San Carlosba is visszamehettek. Tehát a csalódása szerencsére nem volt akkora, hogy meggyőződését feladva sorsukra hagyja őket. Brown szerint Alabamában mind egy szálig meghaltak volna a klíma miatt.

 

Az első lelkész a Fort Sill-apacsok közt egyébként Frank Hall Wright volt:

 

"A few miles north from this mission site is Fort Sill, an old and well known United States army post. On this large military reservation, at this time, was an interesting group of Indian prisoners of war, the Chiricahua Apaches, who, with their leader Geronimo, had surrendered to General Nelson A. Miles, in 1886; and who, after being sent as prisoners to Florida and Alabama, had, in 1894, been brought to Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory. No Christian work was being done for them. The heart of Dr. Wright burned with zeal to reach these discouraged people with the hope-filled message of the Gospel of Christ. But his way was blocked by the military authorities who, for some time, refused the missionary entrance to the prisoners of war. A man not easily discouraged, he tried again and again to accomplish his purpose. In the providence of God his efforts were rewarded. The army officers then in charge of the prisoners of war encouraged the work, and did much to cheer the missionary in his undertaking. So Frank Hall Wright, with his genial personality, his gift of song, his winsome smile, his earnest preaching, was faced with two great opportunities,—one with the Comanches, the other with the Apaches. "

 

A képen a kies San Carlos, ahová hiába vágytak vissza :(

 

 

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