Item 246 - Missionaries in India

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CA CMBS NP018-02-246


Missionaries in India


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1 photograph: b&w; 14.2 x 9.7 cm.

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Helen was born in Hoffnungsfeld, Manitoba (near Winkler, MB) and attended the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church. She graduated from the Mennonite Collegiate Institute (MCI) in Gretna, Manitoba in 1915 and spent 1 year at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. In December 1919 she was ordained in the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church and in June 1920 left her first term in India. She returned to Canada in 1927, and left for India in 1929 for her second term. She continued working in India until 1957, her fourth term. She died in Winkler, Manitoba.

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This photo is of a group of Mennonite Brethren missionaries in India. Three women and a man sit in the first row, while four men stand in the second row. Standing in back (left-right) is Peter V. Balzer, John H. Lohrenz, Frank Janzen, John H. Pankratz. Seated (left-right) is Elizabeth Balzer, Anna Bergthold, Maria Voth, John H. Voth.

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