Category: Methodist Church in Brazil

Aiea UMC, Aiea, Hawaii
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Aiea UMC, Aiea, Hawaii

Mission Founded and Mission Serving Congregation in Hawaii Aiea UMC has a heart for going into the world and engaging with partners to assist in their outreach. Aiea was first a preaching point of the Japanese Methodist Church in Honolulu. In 1900, the Aiea Japanese Methodist Church was established. The church began as a mission...

de Pantelis, Fanny G.
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de Pantelis, Fanny G.

First Female Professor at Methodist Seminary in São Paulo Visitors to the campus of the Methodist Seminary in São Paulo, Brazil, might not notice the name of one of the large classrooms: “Fanny G. de Pantelis.” But if they do and ask any of the women students about the name, they will find out who she...

Monteiro, Simei (1943 – )
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Monteiro, Simei (1943 – )

Brazilian Hymn Writer and Translator Simei Monteiro, a retired United Methodist-sponsored Person in Mission in her home country of Brazil, searches to sing her faith in a uniquely Brazilian way. “I felt very strongly that we Brazilians should be expressing our faith in our own musical traditions. I committed myself to compose music which would...

Cannon, James (1864-1944)
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Cannon, James (1864-1944)

MECS Bishop Who Supervised Mission in Congo, Brazil, and Mexico The name James Cannon, Jr., usually conjures up vivid and often unflattering historical images. One thinks, for instance, of the militant crusader for prohibition during the Progressive era, the political preacher who campaigned against Al Smith in the presidential election of 1928, and the beleagured...

Decherd, Mary
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Decherd, Mary

Tireless Fundraiser for MECS Mission to Brazil Mary Decherd was born in Bastrop, Texas in 1874. Her devout mother, Kate Decherd, developed a strong interest in missions. She was active in the local chapters of the Woman’s Home Missions and Parsonage Society, and the Women’s Foreign Missions Society. Additionally, she was “Lady Manager” of the...

Daniel, Jerome Walter
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Daniel, Jerome Walter

MECS Missionary to Brazil Jerome Walter Daniel was one of eleven children born to a family living in Cotulla, on the broad cattle ranges of southern Texas. He arrived at the state university in the fall 1907 and was soon drawn into the life of University Methodist Church. When the prominent northern Methodist layman Dr....

Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)
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Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)

Methodist missionary physician in China and Japan, and missionary bishop in Brazil and Africa Lambuth was born in Shanghai, the son of the founding missionaries of Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS) missions in China. Having decided to be a medical missionary, he obtained both the M.D. and ordination as elder in 1877. Also in 1877...