May 18, 1814.  The Triennial Convention (so called because it met every 3 years) was organized in Philadelphia for the purpose of supporting foreign missions.  Luther Rice was one of the primary movers of this organization, which eventually transformed into International Ministries.  Rice was ordained with Adoniram Judson and sailed with him to India.  He returned to the United States primarily to encourage support for Judson’s mission in Burma.

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