E. Otto DeCamp

Photo: 1948. Dad in front of the West Gate Prison in Seoul after World War II, and seven years following his incarceration there.

My father, E. Otto DeCamp, was born 110 years ago today. His early missionary service in Korea was interrupted by a stint in a Japanese prison cell. Yet even there the Gospel brought light.

He wrote about it in “Five Months in a Japanese Prison” (February 25 – July 21, 1941):

“While contact with others was forbidden there were many curious guards who would drop by and ask what had brought us here. Each one who came gave us a chance to tell them of the Christ who was the Lord of all and the Savior of all who would believe.”

I hope soon to share this paper on this site.