Norman Waterbury dies in India of dysentery
and Lucy returns to the United States.
Lucy meets Helen Montgomery, the first
woman to translate a modern-speech translation of the New Testament and the
first woman to head a major religious denomination in the US.
Marries Henry W. Peabody, the owner of a world-renowned import-export business.
Henry W. Peabody dies.
Organized by Lucy and
Helen, The Golden Jubilee raised greater awareness of the women's missions
movement, unified women nationally, and raised $1,030,000 (over $27 million in
today's dollars) for missions. It has been called one of the most influential
but forgotten movements in the history of Baptist missions.
Lucy, Helen, and their
daughters, spend 5 months touring 9 countries to examine the needs of women
around the world. The trip confirms a desire in them to invest in providing
women in the Far East access to a Biblical education.
Lucy serves as an
in unifying the "World Day of Prayer"
on February 20, 1919. The following year, thousands of women participate and
their donations fund Christian colleges for women in Asia, as well as biblical
literature for women and children around the world.
Lucy organizes two fundrasing campaigns for
women's education in Asia.
Lucy and a few friends begin ABEO from the
porch of Margaret Doane's home, and pledge to support Raphael Thomas, a medical
to the Philippines.
Lucy publishes Message magazine and serves as president of ABEO until
1934. The magazine continues to be printed today.
was raised to start sevenBible Colleges for
women in Asia.
(about $98 million today)
Through Lucy’s fundraising: “the foundations of
education for women in China were laid. Three Bible colleges in India, and the
one in Japan, grew to become great institutions of learning."
was raised by Lucy to fund missions and
women's education. All while uniting women across the world to accomplish
things previously thought unachievable by women
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