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ABCUSA: Charles Kelly, Former Missionary in Haiti, Died Dec. 30

From "SCHRAMM, Richard" <>
Date Fri, 19 Mar 2004 11:04:25 -0500

American Baptist News Service (Valley Forge, Pa. 3/19/04)--Word has been
received that the Rev. Charles Stanford Kelly, former American Baptist
missionary in Haiti, died Dec. 30.  He was 92.	

Kelly and his wife, Mae, were appointed for work in Haiti by the American
Baptist Home Mission Society in 1940. They became International Ministries
missionaries in 1972 with the transfer of Latin American work to
International Ministries.  

Until 1944 the Kellys worked simultaneously with one church of 2,200 members
and one with 1,500 members, baptizing hundreds of new converts.  In 1944
Kelly was appointed general missionary by the Home Mission Society, and added
the title of field secretary for Haiti in 1961.  The Kellys were instrumental
in the development of the Baptist Convention in Haiti, in developing camping
ministries and conferences, and in the establishment of the agriculture and
trade school.  

They retired in 1976 after 36 years of service in Haiti.  

Condolences may be sent to the Kelly family in care of Mae Kelly, 4237
Parkside Place, Victoria, B.C. V8N 4V-5, EX, Canada.

American Baptist News Service: Office of Communication, American Baptist
Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851; (800)ABC-3USA x2077
/ (610)768-2077; fax: (610)768-2320;;

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