Tag: United Brethren in Christ

Rotifunk Hospital
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Rotifunk Hospital

UBC Hospital in Sierra Leone In 1891, the Women’s Missionary Association of the United Brethren in Christ sent Dr. Marietta Hatfield of Miami County Ohio to the Rotifunk mission station in Moyamba, Sierra Leone. There Dr. Hatfield’s medical work eventually led to founding a hospital. Dr. Hatfield was joined by two other medical women sent...

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...

Showers, Justina L.
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Showers, Justina L.

EUB Mission Leader (This profile is adapted with excerpts from a profile by Mary McLanachan in the November, 1983 issue of New World Outlook magazine.  Mrs. Showers was 98 years old at the time of publication. She was born on January 4, 1885, into the family of Dr. and Mrs. E. S. Lorenz, founders of...

Sherbro Mission
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Sherbro Mission

First United Brethren in Christ foreign mission The first missionaries to Africa, sent there by the United Brethren in Christ, were Revs. W. J. Shuey, D. C. Kumler, and [Daniel Kumler Flickinger], who landed in Freetown, Sierra Leone, February 26th, 1855. After remaining there a few days, they sailed down the coast about one hundred...