March 25, 1783. Luther Rice was born in Northborough, MA.  He sailed with Adoniram Judson, but returned to the United States to raise money to support the Judson mission to Burma.  Through his work, the Triennial Convention first met in 1814 and then every third year.  This first national organization of American Baptists was called the General Missionary Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States of America for Foreign Missions.  The picture above is a drawing of the Triennial Convention.  ABHS has records, artifacts, and correspondence from the successor organizations, which now is known as International Ministries.

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