Siam: Kenneth's New Idea: Epistolary Evangelism

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Siam: Kenneth's New Idea: Epistolary Evangelism


Kenneth could visit people in the country about once a year, and the postal system was reliable. He decided to start "epistolary evangelism" and wrote letters to the people he visited and other interested persons. This allowed him to keep in touch with them. Margaret comments that Kenneth was following the apostle Paul's pattern. Years later the Landons realized that these letters were very treasured. Each letter was an event, and the recipients would read them over and over. Many people lived in isolated areas and had no communication with the rest of the world. Many wrote asking for those letters.


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993)
Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1930


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth and Margaret Landon



Sound File Location

Box 78: Item 1: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 55-60

Clip Location

Hour 56, clip 11


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth's New Idea: Epistolary Evangelism,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed June 26, 2019,