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Border-Crossing Missionaries

This year people in Tonga are celebrating 150 years since the arrival of the first women religious or Sisters. Challenges to missionary endeavour Tongan historian, Sione Latukefu writes: “Seldom has there been such rapid and effective indoctrination of a people than that achieved by Wesleyan Methodist missionaries in Tonga from the 1820s.” Given the hostile […]