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Collection 569 Oral History Interviews with Donna Sue Wasson

Identifier: CN 569

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.


  • 2000


Conditions Governing Access

The audio recording of Tape 6 is available for research only in the Reading Room and is not accessible online.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.

Biographical Information

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

331 Minutes

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

Bob Shuster

Collection 569 Oral History Interviews with Donna Sue Wasson
Bob Shuster
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US