Collection 404 Oral History Interview with Rosanna Formanek
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Rosanna Formenak in which she discusses her family background; conversion; education at Nyack College and Columbia University in nursing; experiences as a missionary in Gabon with the Christian and Missionary Alliance; youth work, relationship between church and state in Gabon; medical work; and the strengths and weaknesses of the church in Gabon. Other topics discussed include the influence of Word of Life and Youth for Christ on Formenak’s spiritual growth, short-term mission service in Indonesia and Benin; health problems on the mission field; Africa Evangelical Fellowship, Albert Schweitzer's work in Lambarene, and indigenous religions in Gabon. The time period covered by the interviews is 1952-1988.
Rosanna Formanek was interviewed by Robert Shuster on November 16, 1988 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1988
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Full Name: Rosanna Formanek Birth date: November 11, 1952 Birth place: Pennsylvania
Parents: Henry and Dorothy Forman (name changed from Formanek)
Siblings: Two brothers, three sisters
Marital Status: Single
Conversion: Made public profession on March 4, 1966 Membership and Denomination: Christian and Missionary Alliance
1970-1972 Nyack College, Nyack, New York
1972-1974 B.S.N., Columbia University, New York City
1975-1976? Toccoa Falls College
1979 Studied French language in France
1988-1989 M.A., Missions--Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
1977-1979 Deaconess (youth work, evangelism, Christian education), Orlando, Florida, and Watsontown, Pennsylvania
1979 Missionary, Sudan Interior Mission, Benin, West Africa (short-term)
1980-1988 Missionary, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Gabon, Africa, (nursing, evangelism, youth work, camping, Christian education, training school for national health workers)
2 Audio Tapes
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Accruals and Additions
The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Rosanna Formanek in 1988.
July 21, 1995
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
- Africa Evangelical Fellowship.
- Africa. -- Description and travel.
- Animism -- Gabon.
- Christian and Missionary Alliance.
- Christian education -- Gabon.
- Christian education.
- Church and state -- Gabon.
- Church and state.
- Columbia University.
- Formanek, Rosanna.
- Gabon -- Description and travel.
- Gabon -- Social life and customs.
- Lambarlaclenlacle (Moyen-Ogooulacle, Gabon)
- Medical care
- Medical care -- Gabon.
- Missionaries -- Training of.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missions -- Africa.
- Missions -- Gabon.
- Missions, Medical -- Gabon.
- Missions, Medical.
- Nyack College.
- Schweitzer, Albert
- Syncretism (Religion).
- Traditional medicine
- Traditional medicine -- Gabon.
- Women -- Religious life.
- Women missionaries.
- Word of Life, Inc.
- Collection 404 Oral History Interview with Rosanna Formanek
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