Category: Southern Nigeria Annual Conference

Saratu DanMallam
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Saratu DanMallam

Gracious Host and Teacher to Missionary Community There she was – a petite woman decked out in a colorful African wrapper, T-shirt, head scarf and smile. As we stepped out of the mission airplane onto the dry, brittle grass covering the dusty village airfield, she stepped up and welcomed us “home”. Saratu DanMallam lived across...

Faust, Aletha Knapp (1904-1998)
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Faust, Aletha Knapp (1904-1998)

Pioneer Missionary in Nigeria For forty years, Aletha Knapp Faust served as a pioneer missionary in Nigeria, Africa, spanning the years 1930 to 1970. Born in Holton, Kansas, she graduated from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, and earned a master’s degree at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. During their first eighteen years with the Pero tribe...

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...