The history of the Chiapas mission

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J. Samuel Hofman

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The State of Chiapas is about half the size of Iowa. It is a remote and neglected green jewel snuggled up against Guatemala. Geographically and culturally it should be part of Guatemala. But in 1824, following the war of independence when both Mexico and Guatemala broke free from Spain, Chiapas chose to become part of Mexico.

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Chiapas (Mexico) -- Church history; Kempers, Mabel R., 1902-2003; Kempers, John R., 1900-1995; Coffin, José; Missions -- Mexico; Reformed Church in America -- Missions; Reformed Church in America -- Relations -- Presbyterian Church; Missionaries
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