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Collection 571 Oral History Interviews with Shura Facanha

 Collection
Identifier: CN-571
Oral history interviews with Shura Facanha in which she discusses her family; family ministry and involvement at church; the Assemblies of God church in Ecuador; foreign missionaries in Ecuador; Operation Mobilization ships; translation work; growing in Christian life on board the OM Doulos; evangelistic work in Philippines, Papau New Guinea, Australia; attack in the Philippines; working in the former Yugoslavia; beginning home office in Ecuador; deliberating between career and missions; balancing ministry and family life; strengths of American and Ecuadorian churches; Wheaton College Graduate School; women missionaries in OM; importance of pastoral care for missionaries. The time period covered by the interviews is 1968 to 2001.

Shura Facanha was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on November 14, 2000 and May 8, 2001 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.

Dates

  • Created: 1968-2001

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

2.00 audio_tapes

178 minutes other_unmapped

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Shura Susana Palacios Facanha

Birth: March 5, 1968 in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Family:               

Parents: Axa Marussich (mother); Franklin Palacios (father)

Siblings: Axa Palacios Carnes (older sister); Andrea Palacios (younger sister)

Marital Status: Married Roberto Facanha; 1994

Children: Gabriela, born in 1996; 3 other children

Conversion: 1972, Age 4: during an altar call at an evangelistic event

Education:                      

1986 - Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri

1990-1992 - Brookdale Community College, Guayaquil, Ecuador

1993-1997 - Christian and Missionary Alliance Seminary, Guayaquil, Ecuador

1999-2000 - Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois.  TESL and Masters in Missions/Intercultural Studies as a recipient of the Billy Graham Center Scholarship

Career:

1986 - October - Joined OM (Operation Mobilization) ship, M/V Logos.

1987 - Worked with an OM land team in England, Hungary and former Yugoslavia

1988 - Joined the OM ship, M/V Doulos

1989 - Worked at the OM US home office in Georgia

1992-1999 - Worked as OM representative in Ecuador

2002 -- As of 2009, working along with her husband to run the OM Ecuador office: teaching, mobilizing missions in Ecuador, running a Christian bookstore and starting new programs for children especially in at-risk.

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Shura Facanha in 2000 and 2001.

Accession: 00-68; 01-21

November 2009

Noel Collins Pfeifer
Title
Collection 571 Oral History Interviews with Shura Facanha
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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