Marius Raspal

(1879-1945). French missionary and administrator. In 1903, while serving in the French Army, he accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith and was baptized. Two years later he attended the Latin Union School in Switzerland and in 1908 entered denominational employment. In 1909 he married Blanche Nathalie Bernard. A large part of his life was spent pioneering new mission territories. In 1921, the year of his ordination, he went to Mauritius and directed the SDA work there. While on Mauritius he made missionary visits to Madagascar, and in 1926 he became the director of the mission on the island and the first SDA minister to establish himself there. In 1929 he went to the Cameroun Mission, which recently had been assigned to the Southern European Division, and established SDA work there, openi...

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

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