Robert Salau

(1900-1973). Pioneer missionary, teacher, and administrator. Robert Salau was about 20 years old when the Seventh-day Adventist Mission came to his village on Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, in 1919. Oti, another Solomon Island teacher, and Salau went with G. F. Jones to set up a mission station at Matupi in 1928. When, because of the ill health of Captain Jones in 1929, Capt. Gilbert McLaren took over the superintendency of the work in New Guinea, Oti and Salau went with him to Mussau and Emirau. Their work on these two islands was so successful that within two years the entire population had forsaken heathenism and become Seventh-day Adventists. In 1934 when Captain McLaren and 10 Mussau and Matupi teachers went into the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea to establish a mission at Kainantu,...

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

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