Tag: Korea

Sheperd, Helen
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Sheperd, Helen

Pioneering Missionary to Mongolia Helen Sheperd was a Global Ministries missionary nurse from 1992 to 2015, specializing in hospice ministries, first in Korea, and from 2002 through her retirement in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where she also founded the Mongolia Mission Initiative that developed into a network of congregations and social programs. A native of Ann Arbor,...

Hall, Rosetta Sherwood
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Hall, Rosetta Sherwood

Medical Missionary to Korea In 1890 the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society sent Dr. Rosetta Sherwood Hall to Korea as a medical missionary. Ms. Hall became an educator as well when she began teaching a blind girl a form of Braille. She founded the Pyongyang School for the Deaf and Blind in 1909. Joining with a...

Yun, Tchi-Ho [Chi’-ho] (1865-1945)
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Yun, Tchi-Ho [Chi’-ho] (1865-1945)

Korean nobleman, Methodist educator, and pioneer of Korea’s modernization At age 14 Yun Tchi-Ho was sent with a select group of aristocratic youths to Japan for foreign language study. There his ability in five languages (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, English, and French) so impressed the first American minister to Korea, General Lucius C. Foote, that he...

Hulbert, Homer Bezaleel (1863-1949)
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Hulbert, Homer Bezaleel (1863-1949)

Missionary and Educator in Korea Born in New Haven, Vermont, Hulbert graduated from Dartmouth College in 1884. After two years of study at Union Theological Seminary in New York, he arrived in Korea in 1886 and served for five years as a teacher at the Royal English School in Seoul. A Congregationalist, his only missionary...

Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)
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Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)

Methodist missionary physician in China and Japan, and missionary bishop in Brazil and Africa Lambuth was born in Shanghai, the son of the founding missionaries of Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS) missions in China. Having decided to be a medical missionary, he obtained both the M.D. and ordination as elder in 1877. Also in 1877...

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