John Eliot exemplified being a missionary to those who are ethnically and culturally different from him. His heart for the Native Americans moved him to learn and eventually preach in Algonkian their native tongue. While we would not necessarily agree with everything Eliot teaches, his example of reaching out to those living in our midst who are different from us is worth imitating!

he was unique in this: he cared deeply for the Indians who populated New England. At Roxbury, he began learning Algonkian and by 1647 was preaching in the native tongue. He began translating and in 1663 published the entire Algonkian Bible—the first Bible printed in America.

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