Veteran C&MA Missionary Dies

Miriam Elizabeth (Breaden) Taylor went to be the with the Lord on February 10. She was 90 years old. She is survived by her husband, Harry, and three children: Rev. Donald M. Taylor, Janice E. Kropp (missionary to Japan), and Judith E. Reitz. 

Miriam was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. George Breaden, C&MA missionaries to Lebanon. Her and her husband sailed to France in December 1938 for language study, which ended abruptly because of World War II. They departed for Vietnam and then to the Philippines, where they were interned in the Bilibid Prison in Manila for three years before being liberated by American troops. After two years of recuperation, they went to Cambodia in 1947, where they engaged in district and prison evangelism, directed the Bible school at Takhmau, and recorded gospel radio programs in Cambodian for the Far East Broadcasting Corporation. 

In 1966, after 28 years in Cambodia, they were transferred to the Arab Lands, where they pastored the International Church in Beirut. They retired July 1, 1983, and lived in Columbus, North Carolina, until 1994, when they moved to Kissimme, Florida.


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