Tag: Evangelism

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...

Penzotti, Francisco G. (1851-1925)
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Penzotti, Francisco G. (1851-1925)

Gran Colportor Metodista 1851 – 26 de Setiembre, nacimiento de Francisco G. Penzotti en la ciudad de Chiavenna, Italia. 1864 – Llega a la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay, a la edad de trece años. 1870 – Contrae matrimonio con Josefa Joaquina Sagastibelza, nacida en Elduayen, España. La ceremonia religiosa se realizó en la catedral de...

Inicios del Metodismo en el Perú
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Inicios del Metodismo en el Perú

Presencia Metodista en el Perú A nuestras costas peruanas llegó por primera vez en 1859 un ministro metodista de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, el Rev. J. A. Swaney, quien vino contratado por la American Seamen’s Friend Society como capellán, para atender la congregación anglicana de habla inglesa que estaba compuesta en su mayoría por...

Martin, Edith (1900-1979)
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Martin, Edith (1900-1979)

Mama Yema in the Congo Growing up in Harrison, Arkansas, Edith wanted to become a missionary and serve in Africa. After graduation from Peabody and Scarritt Colleges in Nashville, Tennessee, she was commissioned in 1931, and spent the next thirty-six years in Zaire (Congo) involved in Christian education, women’s work, social evangelism, directing schools and...

Spottswood, Curran L. (1912-1995)
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Spottswood, Curran L. (1912-1995)

Evangelist and “Flying Parson” Rev. Curran L. Spottswood, popularly called Spotty, was well known, first for his work in evangelism, in opening up new areas for church mission, and secondly, as a “flying parson” because he used a plane to carry out his work in many distant places. He started as a missionary in the...

Marquez, Felipe
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Marquez, Felipe

Horseback Riding Early Filipino Pastor Felipe Marquez was one of the first Filipino pastors to be ordained. When Nicholas Zamora became the first ordained elder, Felipe Marquez was ordained deacon. Pastor Marquez started his work in Manila and moved to Gerona, Tarlac, as traveling evangelist on horseback. Later in 1903, he was transferred to Dagupan,...

Alejandro, Dionisio D. (1893-1974)
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Alejandro, Dionisio D. (1893-1974)

Filipino Evangelist and Bishop Dionisio D. Alejandro, at a young age became an interpreter for the American missionaries in his hometown of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, stirring an early passion for the church. He became an active member of the Methodist young people’s group called the Epworth League, forerunner of the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Rev....

Nacpil, Emerito P. (1932- )
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Nacpil, Emerito P. (1932- )

Bishop, Educator, and Evangelist Emerito P. Nacpil was admitted into the Methodist ministry in 1951 and served local churches until 1958. In 1956, he was ordained elder after receiving his Bachelor of Theological degree from Union Theological Seminary in Dasmariñas, Cavite. He finished his Bachelor of Arts from the Philippine Christian University, Manila, in 1958...

Kim, Hwal-lan (Helen) (1899-1970)
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Kim, Hwal-lan (Helen) (1899-1970)

Pioneering Korean Woman Educator Dr. Kim Hwal-lan, or Helen Kim—her English name— was a pioneer in many areas: the first Korean woman to receive a doctoral degree; the first Korean woman to become a university president; and the founder of Korea’s first English-language newspaper. Helen Kim entered Ewha Methodist School in Seoul, Korea, in 1907,...

Vuksta, Ivan Vasilievich
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Vuksta, Ivan Vasilievich

Faithful Methodist Pastor in Ukraine during Communist Rule In 2014 the United Methodist Church in Eurasia has celebrated its 125th anniversary since the first Methodist congregation started in Eurasia. It was in the year 1889, when a small Methodist congregation began to meet in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. For over 125 years the Spirit has moved and...