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Charles Abel of Kwato

Charles Abel was the apostle to the Papuans of New Guinea.  Like so many shining souls in the last generation—Studd, Grenfell, Tucker, Biscoe of Cashmere, the Cambridge Seven, his light was lighted from Dwight L. Moody’s torch.  Charles and Robert Abel, as two boys, were brought by their mother to the Moody meetings at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, London.  That night, at home, they prayed together with great earnestness, having first stopped the old pendulum clock that hung in their bedroom so as not to be disturbed by its loud tickings.  From that time onward their lives were pledged.

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