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The Netherlands Antilles consist of two very different island groups in two parts of the Caribbean. These islands are a self-governing part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. The vast majority of their income, 98%, is based upon the petroleum industry. Because of the petroleum products and tourism these islands enjoy a high per capita income and a well-developed infrastructure.
Initial activity in the Netherlands Antilles by the American a cappella Churches of Christ was made by Frank Thornton who made personal contacts and placed World Bible School advertisements in the local papers. After repeated trips to the Netherlands Antilles by Thornton a congregation was formed in about 1983. Roger Graves is another American missionary who has shared in the work in the Netherlands Antilles.
Clinton J. Holloway
National Profiles Editor
For further historical reference:
Churches of Christ Around the World, Lynn, Mac, 21st Century Christian Publications, Nashville, TN, 2003.
Web site: http://www.church-of-christ.org