Collection 569 Oral History Interviews with Donna Sue Wasson
Scope and Contents
Oral history interviews with Donna Sue Wasson, a missionary of Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) working in Taiwan starting in 1985. Topics discussed include her childhood and early spiritual seeking, conversion while in college, membership in Moody Church in Chicago and education at Moody Bible Institute, acceptance as a missionary by Overseas Missionary Fellowship, orientation in Singapore, her evangelistic ministry in Taiwan among factory workers, including teaching English classes; characteristics of OMF as an organization. The time period covered by the interviews is 1957 to 2000.
Donna Sue Wasson was interviewed by Bob Shuster on October 20 and 26 and December 15, 2000 in the offices of the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Wasson, Donna Sue (Person)
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The audio recording of Tape 6 is available for research only in the Reading Room and is not accessible online.
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The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
Full name: Donna Sue Wasson
Birth: September 16, 1957 in Kewanee, Illinois
Parents: Jewett Jay Watson and Betty Ellen Kruscup Wasson
Siblings: Fourth of five children
Marital Status: Single
Conversion: Ca. 1975 after attending a Josh McDowell seminar
May 1975 - Graduated Toulon High School, Toulon, Illinois, USA
1975-1979 - Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. Graduated with a BA in English Literature
1982-1984, 1985 - Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois
2000-2002 - Wheaton College Graduate School. Graduated with an MA in Clinical Psychology
1979-1980 - Commercial casualty underwriter, Hartford Insurance Company, Chicago, Illinois
1983-1984 - Receptionist, Health Service, Moody Bible Institute
Summer 1984 - Candidate School, Overseas Missionary Fellowship. Accepted as an OMF missionary in June
1984-1985 - Part-time secretary for the Evangelism Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois
October, 1985 - Missionary. Overseas Missionary Fellowship, serving in Taiwan
First term (1985-1989) - spent in Mandarin Language study and working for the Taiwan Industrial Evangelism Fellowship among factory workers in Taipei.
Second term (1990-1993) - working for the Taiwan Industrial Evangelism Fellowship among factory workers in ChungLi.
Third term - learning the Hakka language, working with HsinFeng Holiness Church among factory workers in the HsinGeng Industrial District.
Other significant information
1980-1985 - Became a member of Moody Church, rededicated her life to the Lord, taught Sunday School, received training in witnessing from Evangelism Explosion International.
4 Sound Recordings
Language of Materials
Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Donna Sue Wasson in October and December 2000.
Accession: 00-63, 00-66, 00-78
April 8, 2020
- Animism -- Taiwan.
- Campus Crusade for Christ.
- Church fund raising.
- Church work with laboring classes
- Church work with women.
- Conversion -- Personal narratives.
- Counseling -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- Draper, Ben.
- English language -- Study and teaching
- Evangelism Explosion, Inc.
- Evangelistic work -- Austria.
- Evangelistic work -- Mexico.
- Evangelistic work -- Taiwan.
- Frame, Raymond.
- Hayward, Keesey
- Hopkins, Dwayne
- Hornig, Waltraud
- Hsin-Chuang Gospel Center (Taiwan)
- Idols and images -- Taiwan.
- Krekel, Cathy
- McDowell, Josh.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missionaries -- Leaves and furloughs.
- Missionaries -- Training of -- United States.
- Missions -- Finance.
- Missions -- Taiwan.
- Moody Bible Institute.
- Moody Memorial Church (Chicago, Ill.)
- Operation Mobilization.
- Overseas Missionary Fellowship.
- Sex role.
- Sexual abuse victims -- Taiwan
- Single people -- Religious life
- Taipei Language Institute (Taiwan)
- Taiwain Industrial Evangelism Fellowship
- Taiwan -- Religion.
- Tsai, Daniel
- Women -- Religious life.
- Women missionaries.
- Youth -- Religious life.
- Collection 569 Oral History Interviews with Donna Sue Wasson
- Bob Shuster
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