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Jamaica–1887 The Salvation Army is established in Jamaica

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His week Backyardlabrish is excited to share more interesting information about another historic “First” . Jamaica is the 1st Caribbean Island to embrace Salvationism. Two people were instrumental in this development Mother Agnes Foster, a former slave who was taken from Jamaica to England with her mistress and returned home after 40 years and W. Raglan Phillips, an Englishman who lived in Jamaica as a surveyor, printer and publisher of the Westmoreland Telegraph. We have great information provided by the Gleaner’s segment “Pieces of the Past” to share with you. Also many members of the Diaspora who grew up in Kingston will remember the “Street Meetings” that were held back-in-the-days. We look forward to hearing from many of you as we gather in the backyard to labrish.

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