The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The way we were: 1920

C.V. Sheatsley (left) and E.R. Day visit the Sphinx and pyramids in Egypt in December 1920. Sheatsley, a special commissioner of the Joint Synod of Ohio (see "More…" at right), was returning from negotiating with the British government in India for the takeover of the former field of the Hermannsburg Mission Society. Day was likely a British Army chaplain in India and a fellow passenger aboard the S.S. Narkunda. The Joint Synod of Ohio was a predecessor of the American Lutheran Church, one of the three churches that merged in 1987 to form the ELCA. The Hermannsburg Mission Society was a global mission group based in Germany.


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