Samuel Badaut

(1891-1927). Minister and departmental leader in France. His birth came as a consolation to his parents, a pioneer French Seventh-day Adventist family who previously had lost three children by diphtheria. His father, J. P. Badaut, was one of the early colporteurs and evangelists in France. Samuel was baptized at the age of 14, and after having received secondary education in France, went to Stanborough Park Missionary College in England in 1908. While there he earned his expenses as a colporteur. He also mastered the English language well enough to become a proficient translator. On his return to France in 1910 he worked as a colporteur and in the office of the Latin Union, and assisted in evangelism. When World War I broke out he was drafted for military service and remained in the servic...

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

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