Tag: Church Development

Alaska United Methodist Conference (formerly Alaska Missionary Conference)
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Alaska United Methodist Conference (formerly Alaska Missionary Conference)

Some of the first known Methodist missionary work was a result of visits from British Columbia to Wrangell in 1877 by the Reverend Thomas Crosby, pastor of the Fort Simpson Methodist Church. In 1886 John and Ethelda Carr were sent by the General Agent for Education in Alaska, Dr. Sheldon Jackson, to start a school...

Zdravko Beslov and Sophia Methodist Church
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Zdravko Beslov and Sophia Methodist Church

Faithful Survivors in Bulgaria The following story is submitted by Rev. Keith Berry. Rev. Berry visited Bulgaria with his late wife Marcia in 1992 while a member of the World Methodist Council. In the capital city, Sophia, Bulgaria, the Methodist building was confiscated by the Communists in 1947, just as the young pastor, Zdravko Beslov...

Varna Methodist Church, Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna Methodist Church, Varna, Bulgaria

Property Issues Lead to House Church Growth The following story is submitted by Rev. Keith Berry. Rev. Berry visited Bulgaria with his late wife Marcia in 1992 while a member of the World Methodist Council. In the city of Varna, on the Black Sea coast, the Methodist church was confiscated by the Communist government in...

Popov, Simeon
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Popov, Simeon

Encourager of Methodists in Communist Bulgaria The following story is submitted by Rev. Keith Berry. Rev. Berry visited Bulgaria with his late wife Marcia in 1992 while a member of the World Methodist Council. After a long and complex history, the modern nation of Bulgaria was established in 1870. The government declared that Eastern Orthodox...

Kim, Sundo
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Kim, Sundo

Pastor of Largest Methodist Church in Korea The following story is submitted by Rev. Keith Berry. Rev. Berry visited Korea with his late wife Marcia in 1991 while a member of the World Methodist Council. Sundo Kim had been born in 1930 and was reared in a Christian home in a Christian city in the...

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...

Irigoyen, Zoilo Eloy
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Irigoyen, Zoilo Eloy

De Colportor de Biblias a Caudillo Revolucionario 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. En este caso, hemos querido rescatar del olvido a un personaje que por mucho tiempo ha permanecido ignorado en la vida...

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...

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...

Inicios del Metodismo en el Perú
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Inicios del Metodismo en el Perú

Presencia Metodista en el Perú A nuestras costas peruanas llegó por primera vez en 1859 un ministro metodista de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, el Rev. J. A. Swaney, quien vino contratado por la American Seamen’s Friend Society como capellán, para atender la congregación anglicana de habla inglesa que estaba compuesta en su mayoría por...