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In 1859 John G. Paton arrived in the New Hebrides islands as a missionary. A short time later his wife died in childbirth. Paton had to bury the bodies of his wife and newborn child in unmarked graves in the middle of the night to keep them from cannibals. He wrote of that heart-wrenching experience, “I must need have gone mad by that lonely grave but for the presence of Jesus Christ.”

Woodrow Kroll, Giants Of The Old Testament: Lessons On Living From Moses, published by Back To The Bible, Lincoln, Nebraska; pg. 22.