Category: New Mexico Annual Conference

Eldridge, Mary Louise Deming (1849-1933)
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Eldridge, Mary Louise Deming (1849-1933)

Pioneer missionary among the Navajo Widowed at an early age, Mary Eldridge entered the United States Indian Service and went to work at Haskell Institute, a training school for clerical and commercial work, in Lawrence, Kansas. From there she went to a school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to work among the...

McCurdy Mission School
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McCurdy Mission School

United Brethren Mission Center in New Mexico Responding to the needs for educational opportunity, Miss Mellie Perkins opened the first small mission school in Velarde in 1912. From the opening day of that boarding school, McCurdy Mission served as a home away from home for literally hundreds of students. From the first graduating class of...

Savuto, Jerri and Bill
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Savuto, Jerri and Bill

Faithful Missionaries Jerri and Bill Savuto represent a pattern of United Methodist missionary service common in the late 20th and early 21st century: long years spent in a variety of places, with occasional time outs. Jerri was a registered nursed and Bill an educator and electronics technician. Their longest service was at Maua Methodist Hospital...