Category: Mission Exemplars

Sehon, Edmund W. (d. 1876)
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Sehon, Edmund W. (d. 1876)

Leader of Southern Methodist Missions Edmund Sehon was a member of the Ohio Annual Conference at the time of the dissolution of the bonds between Northern and Southern Methodism in 1844 and probably intended to remain in that connection. But the manner of the Ohio Conference’s dealing with Bishop Joshua Soule in 1845 (it would...

Dassama, Mousa
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Dassama, Mousa

Educator in Liberia In these audio files, collected at the 2018 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Northeast Jurisdiction Mission Advocate Becky Parsons speaks to Mousa Dassama about his experience in mission in education in his native Liberia.

Kathurima, Erastus
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Kathurima, Erastus

Evangelist and Pastor in Kenya The following story is submitted by Rev. Keith Berry. Rev. Berry visited Kenya with his late wife Marcia in 1986 while a member of the World Methodist Council. Erastus Kathurima graduated from a mission school in 1955 and became a shop assistant. His nation became independent in 1963, and his...

Vásquez, Adolfo T. (1866-1947)
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Vásquez, Adolfo T. (1866-1947)

Ilustre Pastor Peruano En esta página quisiera resaltar la trayectoria de este ilustre pastor peruano en la vida de la Iglesia Metodista del Callao. Bien sabemos que la historia muchas veces es ingrata, resalta acontecimientos y personas hasta la gloria, pero deja también en el olvido acontecimientos importantes y a personajes de gran valor. No...

Pope, Lillian Warrick (1914-??)
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Pope, Lillian Warrick (1914-??)

Mission Leader Within Segregated Methodism Born in North Carolina, Lillian Warrick Pope grew up in Philadelphia, where she was a social worker in the Zoar Methodist Church. A graduate of the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Theology in Philadelphia, she was ordained a local deacon in 1939 by Bishop Ernest G....

Gray, Vivienne Newton (1917-??)
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Gray, Vivienne Newton (1917-??)

Educational Missionary in Liberia and Beyond Vivienne Newton Gray has been a public school teacher, religious social worker, Field Secretary with the Woman’s Division (1945-48), educational missionary in Liberia, West Africa (1948-74), and director of admissions and director of alumni affairs, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas. Working as a religious social worker with migrant families, Vivienne...

Green, Nettie Alice (1915-??)
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Green, Nettie Alice (1915-??)

Leader in Mission, Integration Growing up in a Methodist parsonage laid the groundwork for Nettie Alice Green’s keen interest in mission. She was a charter member of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service in the Scott Methodist Church of Detroit, held offices in the Lexington Conference, and was Secretary of Student Work (1960-1964) and of...

Acosta, Luisa Garcia (1908-1977)
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Acosta, Luisa Garcia (1908-1977)

Cuban Methodist leader in education, women’s work, and mission Luisa Garcia Acosta (Gonzalez) devoted her life to education. A graduate in teacher education of Colegio Buenavista, a Methodist school in Havana, Cuba, and of Havana University, with a doctor of education degree, she became principal of Phillips School and led that institution in its growth...

Wood, Elsie (1868-1954)
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Wood, Elsie (1868-1954)

  Líder de educación metodista para mujeres en Perú Elsie Wood nació el 4 de octubre de 1868 en Indiana, EUA. Sus padres fueron el Dr. Rev. Thomas B. Wood y  Ellen Dow Wood. Ambos eran miembros de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal de los Estados Unidos de América. Cuando tenía dos años de edad emigró...

Wood, Thomas B. (1844-1922)
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Wood, Thomas B. (1844-1922)

Los primeros años Thomas Bond Wood nació el 17 de marzo de 1844 en Lafayette, Indiana, E.U.A. Sus padres fueron Aaron Wood y Maria Hitt. Murió el 18 de diciembre de 1922 en Tacoma, Washington. Durante esos 78 años encontramos un hombre con múltiples cualidades: inteligente, de visión trascendental, valiente, íntegro, de principio, humilde y...