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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Dr. Ted W. Engstrom dies

Perhaps not a name immediately familiar to Scotland, but two organisations he had a leading hand in will be.

Dr. Ted W. Engstrom, president emeritus of World Vision International and former president of Youth for Christ International, died on Friday 14th July 2006 at the age of 90 years.

Dr Engstrom was key in turning World Vision from a small aid agency focused on war orphans into one of the world’s largest and most extensive relief and development organizations.

Called a "giant in American evangelical circles," Engstrom was also a gifted preacher, the author of more than 50 books and a devoted husband and the father of three.

"He valued everyone and made everyone feel valued," said Dean Hirsch, president and chief executive officer of World Vision International. "And his ability to integrate the gospel with everyday life was absolutely inspiring. Dr. Ted made work and faith walk together."

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