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Collection 547 Oral History Interviews with Sharelle M. Eland

 Collection
Identifier: CN-547
Oral history interview with Sharelle May Eland in which she describes her childhood growing up in Papua New Guinea where her parents were missionaries, her return to Australia and adjustment to life there, affinity for primitive culture, Christian life and spiritual development, desire to become a missionary, education to become a teacher and at Capernwray Bible Colleges in Great Britain and Germany, ministry among Australian young people and aborigines, missions to aborigines and their culture, work with Open Air Campaigners, and other mission-related topics. The time period covered by the interviews is 1967 to 1997.

Sharelle May Eland was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on May 30 and June 6, 1997 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.

Dates

  • Created: 1967-1997

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

4.00 audio_tapes

195 minutes other_unmapped

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Sharelle May Eland

Birth Date: July 29, 1967 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Family:

Parents: Raymond Ernest Peter and Annette Emily (Gray) Eland

Siblings: Ruth, (Sharelle), Suzanne, Byron

Marital Status: Single

Conversion: 1973

Education:

1985 - Business college

1986-1989 - Mitchell College of Advanced Education, Diploma of Teaching (Primary)

1989-1990 - University of Canberra, Degree of Bachelor of Education (Australia)

1992 - Capernwray Bible School, Great Britain

1992 - Bodenseehof (Capernwray Bible School, Germany)

1996-1997 - Wheaton College Graduate School, MA in Educational Ministries

Career:

1990-1991 - Caloundra Baptist Church, pastoral assistant

1992-1994 - Bodenseehof, residential assistant at Bible school

1994-1995 - Queensland Department of Education, substitute teacher in Retcliff

Ministry activities: 1992 Member of evangelistic Capernwray Summer Team

1994-1995 - Evangelism/discipleship among youth in Clontarf Beach Baptist Church

1995 - Evangelism with OAC Beach Missions on southern Australian beaches

Other Significant Information: Spent part of her childhood (ages two to six) in Papua New Guinea where her parents were missionaries teaching practical skills at the Christian Leaders Training College (CLTC) to enable national Christians to be leaders in their churches.

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Sharelle Eland in May 1997.

Accession: 97-47, 97-50

September 5, 1997

Paul A. Ericksen
Title
Collection 547 Oral History Interviews with Sharelle M. Eland
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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