Tag: Illinois

Gintzler, Janice
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Gintzler, Janice

Living Out Care for the Environment In 2016, I took a mission trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rain forest. We stayed at Yasuni National Park, that we reached by canoe. On day 1, a representative from Amazon Watch led us a short way into the rain forest. Reliably, it was drizzling. Yellow warning ribbon encircled the area....

Johnson, Lizzie L. (1869-1909)
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Johnson, Lizzie L. (1869-1909)

Raised Funds for Mission Through Her Disability From her home, in Casey, Illinois, Lizzie Johnson raised over $120,000 for missions. A back injury at age thirteen steadily worsened until, at age twenty-seven, she was unable to raise her head from the pillow. She could move only her hands and forearms. Interested in mission work, she wanted...

Cartwright, Peter (1785-1872)
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Cartwright, Peter (1785-1872)

Pioneering Methodist Preacher in Illinois Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) was born in Amherst County, Virginia. The family soon moved to Logan County, Kentucky, where 16 year old Peter was converted at a camp meeting and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became a preacher in 1802 and was later ordained by Francis Asbury and William McKendree....

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,...