Collection 547 Oral History Interviews with Sharelle M. Eland
Scope and Contents
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.
- Created: 1997
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Biographical or Historical Information
Full Name: Sharelle May Eland
Birth Date: July 29, 1967 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Parents: Raymond Ernest Peter and Annette Emily (Gray) Eland
Siblings: Ruth, (Sharelle), Suzanne, Byron
Marital Status: Single
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
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.
4 Audio Tapes
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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
- Aboriginal Australians -- Missions.
- Aboriginal Australians.
- Aboriginal Australians. -- Religion.
- Australian Inland Mission.
- Bible colleges.
- Children of missionaries.
- Christian education -- Australia.
- Christian education.
- Christian leadership -- Australia.
- Christian leadership.
- Christian life.
- Christianity and culture -- Australia.
- Christianity and culture.
- Church work with students -- Australia.
- Church work with students.
- Church work with youth -- Australia.
- Church work with youth.
- Cults -- Australia.
- Eland, Sharelle.
- Evangelistic work -- Australia -- Religion.
- Evangelistic work -- Australia.
- Evangelistic work -- Papua New Guinea.
- Evangelistic work -- Philosophy.
- Evangelistic work.
- Lay missionaries.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missionaries -- Australia.
- Missions -- Australia.
- Missions -- Papua New Guinea.
- Missions -- South Africa.
- Missions -- Study and teaching.
- Open Air Campaigners, International.
- Superstitions -- Australia.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Women -- Religious life.
- Women missionaries.
- Worship -- Australia.
- Collection 547 Oral History Interviews with Sharelle M. Eland
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