Tag: Korea

Appenzeller, Henry G. (1858-1902)
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Appenzeller, Henry G. (1858-1902)

Pioneer Methodist Missionary to Korea Henry G. Appenzeller, together with his wife, Ella, and in company with Presbyterian Horace G. Underwood, set foot on dry ground at Chemulpo (present day Inchon) on Easter Day, April 5, 1885. From that time until his tragic death in a steamship collision off the coast of Korea in June,...

Welch, Herbert (1862-1969)
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Welch, Herbert (1862-1969)

Mission Bishop and Founder of Relief Agency Herbert Welch (1862-1969), the longest serving Methodist bishop, played multiple roles of lasting significance in the mission and social history of the church. His accomplishments included: Originator and first executive (1940 to 1948) of what is today the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the disaster response and development...

Yu, Dora (Yu Cidu) (1873 ~ 1931)
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Yu, Dora (Yu Cidu) (1873 ~ 1931)

Chinese evangelist and missionary to Korea Dora Yu is one of the earliest preachers to have cut financial support from the West and completely “lived by faith.” She founded the Bible Study and Prayer House, which later became Jiangwan Bible School in Shanghai, as well as winter and summer Bible Study classes, and trained many...

Maclay, Robert Samuel (1824 ~ 1907)
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Maclay, Robert Samuel (1824 ~ 1907)

Methodist Episcopal missionary to China and Japan Born in Concord, Pennsylvania, Maclay graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1846. He arrived in China in 1848 and was secretary, superintendent, and treasurer for Methodist missions in China from 1852 to 1872. In 1861, he wrote Life among the Chinese. He also helped translate the Bible into...

Sheperd, Helen
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Sheperd, Helen

Pioneering Missionary to Mongolia Helen Sheperd was a Global Ministries missionary nurse from 1992 to 2015, specializing in hospice ministries, first in Korea, and from 2002 through her retirement in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where she also founded the Mongolia Mission Initiative that developed into a network of congregations and social programs. A native of Ann Arbor,...

Hall, Rosetta Sherwood
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Hall, Rosetta Sherwood

Medical Missionary to Korea In 1890 the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society sent Dr. Rosetta Sherwood Hall to Korea as a medical missionary. Ms. Hall became an educator as well when she began teaching a blind girl a form of Braille. She founded the Pyongyang School for the Deaf and Blind in 1909. Joining with a...

Yun, Tchi-Ho [Chi’-ho] (1865-1945)
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Yun, Tchi-Ho [Chi’-ho] (1865-1945)

Korean nobleman, Methodist educator, and pioneer of Korea’s modernization At age 14 Yun Tchi-Ho was sent with a select group of aristocratic youths to Japan for foreign language study. There his ability in five languages (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, English, and French) so impressed the first American minister to Korea, General Lucius C. Foote, that he...

Hulbert, Homer Bezaleel (1863-1949)
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Hulbert, Homer Bezaleel (1863-1949)

Missionary and Educator in Korea Born in New Haven, Vermont, Hulbert graduated from Dartmouth College in 1884. After two years of study at Union Theological Seminary in New York, he arrived in Korea in 1886 and served for five years as a teacher at the Royal English School in Seoul. A Congregationalist, his only missionary...

Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)
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Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)

Methodist missionary physician in China and Japan, and missionary bishop in Brazil and Africa Lambuth was born in Shanghai, the son of the founding missionaries of Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS) missions in China. Having decided to be a medical missionary, he obtained both the M.D. and ordination as elder in 1877. Also in 1877...