Birthdays on July 21
Priscilla Jane Owens was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She came to have a particular interest in Sunday School work and was a member of the Union Square Methodist Episcopal Church. She wrote the delightfully upbeat hymns "We Have an Anchor," and "We Have Heard the Joyful Sound."
Birth of Bill McChesney. While serving as a missionary in the Belgian Congo (Zaire) under the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade, he was martyred by rebels on November 25, 1964 at the age of 28.
Daniel March was born in Millbury Massachusetts. Ordained a Congregational clergyman in 1845, he served churches in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He also traveled and spoke widely in support of foreign missions. But we remember him for the hymn "Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling."
Birth of Dale E. Linebaugh. He became a pastor, evangelist, educator, and founder of several youth camps. A skilled horseman, it was but natural that he should found El Rancho de Paz ("The Ranch of Peace") at Owego, New York, which still reaches hundreds of young people for the Lord. His wife, a Bible teacher, loyally helped him in all his ministries. He also founded Miracle Mountain Ranch, Spring Creek, Pennsylvania.