(Remembering Rev. Don McClure – Martyr – March 27, 1977)

“He who does the will of God lives forever.”
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On this date on March 27, 1977, American Presbyterian missionary Rev. William Donald McClure was killed by militants in Gode, Ethiopia. Don McClure would become the first entrant in the book of Presbyterian martyrs.
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Born on April 28, 1906 in Pennsylvania, USA; McClure began mission work in Sudan in 1928 and eventually settled along the Sudan-Ethiopia border where his mission worked with the Anuak people. Impressed by his achievements, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie requested that McClure set up a presence in Gode, in the Ogaden. McClure accepted the request and began work in Gode in 1970.
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At the time of his murder, McClure was in the process of handing over the operations in Gode to World Vision. Tensions were high with an impending conflict with neighboring Somalia.
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McClure was buried, and remains, in Gode. McClure left behind a wife and three children.
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(Photo: McClure, left. The quotation at the beginning of this post appears on his gravestone)

'(Remembering Rev. Don McClure - Martyr - March 27, 1977)
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"He who does the will of God lives forever."
.
On this date on March 27, 1977, American Presbyterian missionary Rev. William Donald McClure was killed by militants in Gode, Ethiopia.    Don McClure would become the first entrant in the book of Presbyterian martyrs.
.
Born on April 28, 1906 in Pennsylvania, USA; McClure began mission work in Sudan in 1928 and eventually settled along the Sudan-Ethiopia border where his mission worked with the Anuak people. Impressed by his achievements, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie requested that McClure set up a presence in Gode, in the Ogaden. McClure accepted the request and began work in Gode in 1970. 
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At the time of his murder, McClure was in the process of handing over the operations in Gode to World Vision. Tensions were high with an impending conflict with neighboring Somalia. 
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McClure was buried, and remains, in Gode. McClure left behind a wife and three children. 
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(Photo: McClure, left.    The quotation at the beginning of this post appears on his gravestone)'