Category: Northern Nigeria Annual Conference

Faust, Aletha Knapp (1904-1998)
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Faust, Aletha Knapp (1904-1998)

Pioneer Missionary in Nigeria For forty years, Aletha Knapp Faust served as a pioneer missionary in Nigeria, Africa, spanning the years 1930 to 1970. Born in Holton, Kansas, she graduated from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, and earned a master’s degree at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. During their first eighteen years with the Pero tribe...

Savuto, Jerri and Bill
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Savuto, Jerri and Bill

Faithful Missionaries Jerri and Bill Savuto represent a pattern of United Methodist missionary service common in the late 20th and early 21st century: long years spent in a variety of places, with occasional time outs. Jerri was a registered nursed and Bill an educator and electronics technician. Their longest service was at Maua Methodist Hospital...