A Missionary Life:
Rev. J. Wesley Day, 1910 - 2005
China, Malaysia, Indonesia
Wesley Day began his missionary career in China in the 1930's, returning to China after the war from 1947-1951. After several years in Malaysia, he completed his career in Sumatra, Indonesia. Though he retired in 1975, he found a way to return several more times, and even returned to the site of his last work in China, in Chengdu, Sichuan. He has written his Autobiography which appears on this site. To us, he is also our father, and we, Rev. Jackson H. Day and Vivia Day Tatum, now maintain this web site in his honor. In addition to the autobiography, we've added various "sidetrips" in his own words, and "scrapbooks" in ours. And we present, below, a photo essay covering his life span:
After a serious fall on April 5th, 2005, Wesley Day died in Lakewood, New Jersey, on June 5, 2005. A Service of Death and Resurrection was celebrated at 11 AM, Saturday June 11th, 2005, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
Messages can be sent to his children. Wesley Day's son, Jackson Day, is a clergy member of the United Methodist Baltimore-Washington Conference and adjunct instructor of religion and health at the Howard University School of Divinity. His own web site is entitled "Jack Day's Worlds". He also can be reached by email: jacksonday AT comcast.net. Wesley Day's daughter, Vivia Tatum, is a retired schoolteacher now living in North Carolina. Her email is vivia AT charter.net.
Please sign and view Wesley Day's on-line Guestbook.
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Updated June 18, 2011