CELEBRATION OF FAMILY

Fatherhood (EPISODE 2)

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CELEBRATION OF FAMILY: LETTERS OF ANDREW MURRAY TO HIS CHILDREN

“I often feel as if I am beside you in prayer, and I ask God to enable me in faith to help you.” – Andrew Murray to one of his children

To commemorate the 192nd birthday of Dr Andrew Murray (May 9th 2020), we developed the short series Celebration of Family: Letters of Andrew Murray to his children.

EPISODE 2: Fatherhood

Andrew and Emma had firsthand experience of the loss of children. Of the eleven children born to them, only eight reached maturity; two died in their infancy and Fanny when she was age two and a half.

Fanny was “a particular beautiful little girl of a very sweet disposition … consecrated to mission work and had wound herself very closely round her father’s heart …”

Andrew reaches out to his two eldest children, Emmie and Mary – in the Netherlands at the time:

“… Darling lamb, we shall see her again, and, as Mama said, we cannot refuse her to Jesus.”

 

CONCEPT

Cecile Murray-Louw, Laurinda Hofmeyr & Isabelle Murray (Murray descendants)

RESEARCH & MATERIAL

Isabelle Murray DRC Archives, Stellenbosch.

EPISODE 1: Introduction

EPISODE 2: Fatherhood

EPISODE 2-10: 2-10 Children

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