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Sat, 05.21.1814

The American Baptist Missionary Union Founded

*The American Baptist Missionary Union was founded on this date in 1814. It is a constituent board affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.

Their headquarters is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States.  The Society was founded in 1814 as the Baptist Board for Foreign Missions by the Triennial Convention (now American Baptist Churches USA). The organization's first mission takes place in Burma with the missionaries Adoniram Judson and Ann Hasseltine Judson in 1814. Other following missions took place in Siam in 1833, India in 1840, China in 1842, Japan in 1872, the Philippines in 1900, and West Africa with Eva Boone in 1901.

It was renamed American Baptist Missionary Union in 1845, the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society in 1910, American Board of International Ministries in 1973. In 2018, it had 1,800 volunteers in 70 countries. 

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