Tag: Argentina

Thomson, John (1843-1933)
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Thomson, John (1843-1933)

Preacher of the first Spanish-language Methodist sermon in Argentina By 1866 the Argentine mission was prospering but the most important step had not yet taken place. This was such a constant preoccupation for Rev. Goodfellow, the Superintendent of the Conference, who in his report of April 1865, a kind of premonition abruptly erupted: We need...

First Methodist mission in Argentina
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First Methodist mission in Argentina

First Methodist mission in Argentina Rev. William H. Norris arrived in October, 1839 to work in Montevideo as preacher and teacher. Upon his arrival in Montevideo Norris found a very unexpected state of affairs. Two opposing armies were within a few miles of the city. The city was full of refugees from Buenos Aires and...

Origins of the Methodist Mission in Argentina
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Origins of the Methodist Mission in Argentina

Origins of the Methodist Mission in Argentina The first years of Methodism in the Rio de la Plata area were quite unstable with little recorded of the happenings. From 1828, to 1853, Buenos Aires was ruled by Juan Manuel de Rosas. His policy of restriction to a free market economy, soon brought some reprisal measures,...

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...

Penzotti, Francisco G. (1851-1925)
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Penzotti, Francisco G. (1851-1925)

Gran Colportor Metodista 1851 – 26 de Setiembre, nacimiento de Francisco G. Penzotti en la ciudad de Chiavenna, Italia. 1864 – Llega a la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay, a la edad de trece años. 1870 – Contrae matrimonio con Josefa Joaquina Sagastibelza, nacida en Elduayen, España. La ceremonia religiosa se realizó en la catedral de...

Miller, Margaret Ross (1870-1955)
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Miller, Margaret Ross (1870-1955)

Proponent of Women Leaders Margaret Ross Miller helped form church women’s organizations in the Philippine Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, as well as in California. Her husband was appointed to special work in South America prior to his election as bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1924. In 1921, Mrs. Miller...

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...