Baptist Missionary – Friend to the Indian
The scene depicted occurred June 8, 1832. It was selected because it best illustrates the varied trials and triumphs of the McCoy family. Isaac McCoy has just returned from a trip to Washington on behalf of the Indians. On the way home, he received news of the death of his eldest son, Dr. Rice McCoy. This was the seventh child for which the Lord had called and the fifth which died while McCoy was away. He described the reunion on this sad occasion as a “meeting never to be forgotten”. In his journal he wrote, “For some time scarcely a word was spoken, while every face was suffused with tears, and every bosom heaved with sighs”. The original oil painting is on display at Heartland Baptist College – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Scene painted by nationally known artist, Ron Adair of Colorado Springs, Colorado.