Reed, Mary
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Reed, Mary

Teacher, nurse, & administrator who spent more than 50 years ministering to lepers in India Mary Reed was born in 1854 in Lowell, Ohio, to Wesley W. Reed and Sarah Ann (Henderson) Reed. After graduation from Ohio Central Normal School in Worthington, Ohio, she began a teaching career. When she was 30, she applied to join...

Drummer, Martha
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Drummer, Martha

Medical Work and Care for Orphans, Quéssua Mission, Angola Martha Drummer was born in 1871 in Barnesville, Georgia, the third of eight children in her family. Her father, a Methodist preacher, died of typhoid fever when Martha was 15. Mrs. Drummer moved the family to Griffen, Georgia, where the children had access to public education....

Collins, Susan Angeline
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Collins, Susan Angeline

Missionary Worker in Quéssua, Angola Miss Susan Angeline Collins was the daughter of Isaac Collins—born in North Carolina in 1808, emancipated in 1845, and served in the Civil War, 1864-1865—and Sarah Ann Joiner Collins—born in 1825 and emancipated in 1839. Miss Collins was their fourth daughter. As a young woman, she worked for a pastor,...

Piggott, Henry James
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Piggott, Henry James

The founder of Wesleyan missions in Italy The founder of Wesleyan Methodist missions to Italy was born in Lowestoft, England, in 1831, the son of a former missionary to Sierra Leone. He was educated at Kingswood School and Wesley College Taunton, before attending the University of London where he obtained a first class degree in...

Wehrman, Richard and Eva
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Wehrman, Richard and Eva

Mentors to Filipino Clergy Dr. Richard and Mrs. Eva Wehrman were outstanding evangelists and stewardship development mentors. During the many years that they served in the Northwest Philippines Annual Conference, many clergy and lay leaders were trained in stewardship and especially in tithing’ When Dr. Wehrman was assigned to teach in Union Theological Seminary, he...