Towering over the resort town of Banff in the Canadian Rockies is Mt. Rundle.
The mountain is named for Robert Rundle, first missionary to come to that part
of the world. Robert Rundle was a Methodist missionary who came to convert the
Cree Indians to Christianity. He learned their language and labored among them
from 1840 until 1848. Then ill health forced him to return to his native
Scotland. But the Indian people had learned the gospel and had learned the
difference between material wealth and spiritual riches. They said of Rundle,
“He came among us poor and poor he went away, leaving us rich.”

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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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