Tag: Evangelism

Kicking Bird (1863-1935)
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Kicking Bird (1863-1935)

Kiowa Preacher The Kiowa preacher known as Kicking Bird was born in 1863 in western Oklahoma, son of Horn-On, a chieftan and priest. He was trained to succeed his father in those roles. He served as a scout for the U.S. Army, 1892-1895, mustering out with the rank of sergeant. Returning to his tribe, he...

Buduburam United Methodist Church
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Buduburam United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church in Ghana The Buduburam United Methodist Church was established in Ghana when the LIberian refugee population began to increase. It came about on December 16, 1993 when a group of 12 United Methodists, along with Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, who was visiting the Refugee Camp at the time, started discussing...

Capers, William (1790 – 1855)
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Capers, William (1790 – 1855)

Founder of Plantation Missions Capers was born in South Carolina in 1790, the son of a well-to-do rice plantation owner. Given a fine classical education in his youth, he became a Methodist preacher at the age of eighteen and accepted a charge in the South Carolina Conference. After several years of pastoral service, Capers was...

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...

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...

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...