Aeronautics in missionary work.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Office files of MAF, a mission agency that provided transportation, radio contact and other support to missions working in remote areas, as well as some services to non-mission agencies.Materials, including correspondence, minutes, reports, prayer letters, personnel files, and budgets, that document the administration and activities of MAF, especially the regional offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, the Development division (extensive individual prayer letters from...
Dates: Created: 1944-2006
Identifier: CN 242
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ruth Edna DeVelde Hess (1909-1997), a missionary with the Plymouth Brethren Church at Sakeji School for missionary children in Zambia. Topics discussed include: Hess' life as a child in Wheaton, Illinois, and education at Wheaton Academy and Wheaton College; marriage to Lyndon Roth Hess; calling to be teachers of missionary children; decision to go to Africa; their work at Sakeji School from 1932 to 1982; and descriptions of life and customs in Zambia among the Lunda...
Dates: Created: 1982
Identifier: CN 277
Scope and Contents Correspondence, tapes of sermons and audio letters, journals, notebooks, annotated Bibles, school records, poems, clippings, drawings, and other materials describing Elliot's courtship of his wife Elisabeth, his spiritual preparation for the mission field, early days of his work in Ecuador, and events leading up to his death and those of four other missionaries at the hands of the Waorani (so-called Auca) people. Microfilm edition of materials available for researcher use.
Dates: Created: 1941-1959; Majority of material found within 1947-1956
Identifier: CN 377
Scope and Contents Correspondence, audio tapes, photographs, diaries, and periodicals documenting the career of Elias Hatcher as a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Mexico from 1949 to 1968, and his time as a mission administrator at the U. S. headquarters of MAF from 1968 until his death in 1971. Diaries document Hatcher's military service and education at Wheaton College; correspondence includes love letters between Hatcher and his future wife, and letters with their six children when they were away at...
Dates: Created: 1941-1978; Majority of material found in 1943-1974
Identifier: CN 407
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, brochures, handbook, video tapes, and historical sketches documenting the ministry of the mission. Topics covered include administration of the mission, the Arctic Bible Institute, infant baptism, the Moravian Church, Arctic Training Center, Victory High School, Multi Media Production, the correspondence school program, Victory Bible Camp, Slavic Gospel Association's transfer of its work in Alaska to AMI, Native Institute of Canada, Native Bible Centre of...
Dates: Created: 1947-1989
Identifier: CN 441
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Paul Frederick Robinson (1910-1993) in which he describes his family background; spiritual development; education at Moody Bible Institute; his evangelist father, Frederick Robinson; and his own founding of Moody Bible Institute's mission aviation training program. Other topics discussed include: Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS); Robinson's flying experiences in New Guinea, Indonesia, long cross-country flights, Central...
Dates: Created: 1991
Identifier: CN 528
Scope and Contents Correspondence, prayer letters, audio tapes, clippings, brochures, negatives, photos, and slides collected by former aviator John R. Wells, retired Wheaton College employee, as a result of his interest in the use Christian mission agencies and individual missionaries made of airplanes since their invention. The collection documentation on various denominational and nondenominational organizations and individuals covering the time period 1922 to 1989; represented are such agencies as the...
Dates: Created: 1922-1989
Identifier: CN 687
Scope and Contents Journal, correspondence, manuscript, audio tapes, photographs and other materials relating to the life and ministry of Ed and Marilou McCully, Plymouth Brethren Missionaries in Ecuador. The materials document Ed Mc Cully's education (including at Wheaton College), successes in oratorical competition, courtship of Marilou Hobolth, their work in Ecuador as Plymouth Brethren missionaries, his death at the hands of Waorani tribespeople, and Marilou McCully’s subsequent involvement in documenting...
Dates: Created: 1944-1985
Identifier: CN 721
Scope and Contents Correspondence and clippings received or created by the Elliots, who were parents of the missionary Jim Elliot. Most of the collection consists of letters from Jim Elliot to his parents and/or other members of his family, although there are also numerous letters from his parents to him and letters from other correspondents, such as Elisabeth Elliot (Jim’s wife), Ed and Marilou McCully, Marj Saint, and Barbara Youderian. The letters describe contemporaneously Jim Elliot’s student years at...