John Tay

(1832-1892). Missionary. He accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith in 1873. Working his passage on six ships, he arrived on Pitcairn Island in 1886 and gave Bible studies to the islanders, who had previously received SDA literature. They decided unanimously to keep the Sabbath. On his return to California, within five months his story had stirred considerable interest in South Sea Island missions, with the result that in 1890 the Pitcairn sailed from San Francisco for the South Pacific, with Tay and his wife among the missionaries aboard. In 1891 they entered Fiji, but five months later he died in Suva.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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