Ralph Munson

(1859-1934). Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist missionary in Indonesia. Educated at Oberlin College, he was sent by the Methodists to British India and Burma in 1886. A year later he joined the staff of the Anglo-Chinese Mission School in Singapore and became proficient in the Malay language. While in Singapore he heard an exposition of the prophecies relating to the second coming of Christ, which aroused his interest. Returning to the United States on furlough, he went to Battle Creek Sanitarium for treatments and while there accepted SDA teachings. In 1898 or 1899 he volunteered for mission service and in 1900 opened SDA work on the island of Sumatra. Because of his son’s illness he moved to Australia in 1905, where he preached and translated many SDA publications into the Malay language. ...

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