This week in Christian history: First Chinese convert to Methodism, English preacher martyred, Lausanne Conference

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Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs, and everything in between.

Here are three things that happened this week, July 12-18, in Church history. They include the beginning of the Lausanne Conference, the martyrdom of a notable English preacher, and the first Chinese convert to Methodism.

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