OUIJA - For The Record
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OUIJA – For the Record

by D. Lynn Cain

I will never forget Dr. J. Christy Wilson.
Dr. Wilson was the pastor (and secret missionary) of the Community Christian Church of Kabul in 1969. He’s introduced in Chapter 20 of “OUIJA: For the Record.”  Although he was in my life for only a short period, he greatly influenced me. He was one of the most interesting people I had ever met and was truly one of the kindest men I’ve ever known.  And, he was the one who brought the exorcist to our house in March 1970.

While doing some research recently, a friend discovered his obituary in The Boston Globe (March 5, 1999): "A memorial service will be held today for J. Christy Wilson, Jr., a former missionary and professor of world missions and evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton. Mr. Wilson died of cancer Feb. 8 in Duarte, Calif., where he was living in his retirement. He was 77. Born in Tabriz, Iran, he graduated from Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a doctorate at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He was a missionary and teacher in Afghanistan from 1951 to 1974, when he moved to Hamilton, where he was a professor at Gordon-Conwell Seminary from 1975 to 1992. He was the author of several books, including “Afghanistan: The Forbidden Harvest” and “Today’s Tent Makers.”


He died ten years before I published my book.   I never got to thank him for saving my family.
 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thank you, Dr. Wilson

I will never forget Dr. J. Christy Wilson.
Dr. Wilson was the pastor (and secret missionary) of the Community Christian Church of Kabul in 1969. He’s introduced in Chapter 20 of “OUIJA: For the Record.”  Although he was in my life for only a short period, he greatly influenced me. He was one of the most interesting people I had ever met and was truly one of the kindest men I’ve ever known.  And, he was the one who brought the exorcist to our house in March 1970.

While doing some research recently, a friend discovered his obituary in The Boston Globe (March 5, 1999): "A memorial service will be held today for J. Christy Wilson, Jr., a former missionary and professor of world missions and evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton. Mr. Wilson died of cancer Feb. 8 in Duarte, Calif., where he was living in his retirement. He was 77. Born in Tabriz, Iran, he graduated from Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a doctorate at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He was a missionary and teacher in Afghanistan from 1951 to 1974, when he moved to Hamilton, where he was a professor at Gordon-Conwell Seminary from 1975 to 1992. He was the author of several books, including “Afghanistan: The Forbidden Harvest” and “Today’s Tent Makers.”


He died ten years before I published my book.   I never got to thank him for saving my family.
 

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