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March 10, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the predawn darkness, the floodlit cathedral looms like a snow-covered mountain over this poor neighborhood. Inside, 15,000 faithful have been waiting for two hours, but they show no sign of fatigue. They are expecting their Moses. Suddenly, a pudgy preacher in a brown suit strides up the marble stairs to the altar, a golden tree trunk. Thousands of worshipers break into chest-heaving sobs. Others furiously wave white handkerchiefs and cry "Glory to Christ!" Samuel Joaquin has arrived.
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March 10, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the predawn darkness, the floodlit cathedral looms like a snow-covered mountain over this poor neighborhood. Inside, 15,000 faithful have been waiting for two hours, but they show no sign of fatigue. They are expecting their Moses. Suddenly, a pudgy preacher in a brown suit strides up the marble stairs to the altar, a golden tree trunk. Thousands of worshipers break into chest-heaving sobs. Others furiously wave white handkerchiefs and cry "Glory to Christ!" Samuel Joaquin has arrived.
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August 1, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After centuries of Western missionaries preaching Christianity in Africa, Asia and Latin America, "reverse missionaries" from the Third World are now quietly moving into America and across the globe in a religious about-face that turns the historical stereotype on its head.
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August 28, 1986 | WILLIAM S. MURPHY, Murphy is a Times photographer. and
The date was Jan. 19, 1850 when a wagon arrived at a San Jose building, then serving as the Capitol where California's first elected Legislature had convened. The driver had followed a trail from Monterey carrying a small trunk filled with a hundred books consigned to Peter H. Burnett, who had been sworn in as the first civil governor of California. The books were a gift from Col. John C. Fremont, the explorer who charted the trail to the Far West.
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