Early Years
1887 - 1906

The Early Years

The founders of the National Benevolent Association were “courageous innovators,” ahead of their time. Their lives exemplified “visionary leadership and sacrificial risk-taking” in the face of countless obstacles and “formidable odds.” “Why did they take on such a mission? The answer is one of discipleship—being called to a task larger than themselves.” (Inasmuch, p17.)