Stories tagged: missionaries
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Whitman College will be known as the Blues
Whitman College has chosen a new nickname to replace the old Missionaries. The college’s sports teams will now be known as the Blues.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
WSU professor explores use of missionaries and religious leaders as spies in World War II
If the name John Birch sounds familiar, it’s probably because of the John Birch Society, a far-right group founded more than a decade after his death in 1945. Less has …
Sat., April 23, 2016
Whitman College drops Missionary mascot
Whitman College has dumped its long-time mascot.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
Whitman hands Whitworth men first loss
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Pirate women get shot but fall to Whitman
The Whitworth women’s basketball team had a shot to win it at the end Tuesday night, but KC McConnell’s shot couldn’t connect and Whitman won 54-52.
Fri., April 10, 2015
Complex subject gets clunky treatment in ‘Freetown’
The early days of Liberia’s long civil war provide the backdrop to “Freetown,” a modestly budgeted odyssey about Mormon missionaries fleeing the country for neighboring Sierra Leone. It’s 1989, and …
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Mormons say ‘Book of Mormon’ won’t detract from their work
At one point in “Book of Mormon” – the satirical musical from the creators of “South Park” – a dimwitted missionary surrounded by Ugandans struggles to relate Mormonism to their …
Tue., June 5, 2012
Spokane missionaries die in Africa air crash
A Spokane couple doing missionary work in Africa died over the weekend in a plane crash in northwest Zambia, leaving behind two young children. Jay and Katrina Erickson, who attended …
Mon., June 4, 2012, 3:21 p.m.
Spokane missionaries in Zambia die in plane crash
A Spokane couple doing missionary work in Africa died over the weekend in a plane crash in northwest Zambia, leaving behind two young children.
Thu., April 12, 2012
Spokane couple providing learning foundation in Malawi
Most classrooms in Spokane County look the same. Walk in and you’ll see rows of desks and chairs, a whiteboard, stacks of textbooks and cups filled with pencils. But when …
Tue., May 18, 2010
Haiti frees missionary from Boise
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake was freed Monday when a judge convicted …
Mon., May 17, 2010, 12:54 p.m.
US missionary convicted in Haiti but free to go
A Haitian court has convicted Boise missionary Laura Silsby of arranging to transport 33 children out of the country following the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Mon., April 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m.
Haiti judge: No decision yet on missionaries’ charges
The judge investigating 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping for trying to take a busload of children out of Haiti says a decision has not yet been made on whether …
Thu., April 15, 2010, 5:57 p.m.
Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries
An attorney says Haiti has dropped kidnapping charges against nine of 10 U.S. missionaries arrested taking a busload of children out of the quake-ravaged country.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2010
8 church workers headed for home
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Eight of the 10 American church workers jailed for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti without permission after the Jan. 12 earthquake were freed from …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2010, 9:53 a.m.
Haiti judge frees 8 of 10 American missionaries
Eight American missionaries were freed from a Haitian jail Wednesday, nearly three weeks after being charged with kidnapping for trying to take a group of children out of the quake-stricken …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010
Mission group testifies in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The 10 missionaries facing kidnapping charges in Haiti testified as a group in a closed-door hearing Wednesday before an examining judge but their anticipated release did not …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
Parents say they released kids
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Parents of some of the children who 10 U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake told a judge Tuesday that they freely …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010, 5:50 p.m.
Judge denies early release for US missionaries in Haiti
Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries charged with child kidnapping returned to jail Friday after failing to persuade a judge to grant them provisional release pending the outcome of their case, their …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010
Missionary has history of troubles
BOISE – The Idaho woman who led a group of 10 Baptists on a mission to help children in Haiti admits to failing to obtain paperwork needed to move 33 …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010
10 Americans charged with child kidnapping
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries were charged with kidnapping Thursday for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti to a hastily arranged refuge just as officials were …
Sat., April 14, 2007
When missionaries visited the childhood churches of three area women, the visitors instilled in them a commitment to their church and their faith, nourishing a global awareness of bonds with …