It all began in Algeria in 1876 when George and Jane Pearse arrived from England to share the gospel with French occupying troops. On their first night, they saw what seemed to be a pile of rags lying on the roadside. Early the next morning they discovered that the ‘rags’ were actually two men who had died of starvation during the night.
The Pearses returned to England with a heart to reach the poor people of Algeria. They shared their passion with friends who encouraged them to begin a mission – and even gave them their first donation.