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Corry EUM Missions

The story of Missions at Corry EUM goes back well over 50 years. This October we will be celebrating our 53rd Anniversary of Missions Conferences. Numerous individuals have gone out from EUM to various fields around the world.

One of the first missionaries supported by the church was the family of Eugene and Helen Westley. They were supported in part by offerings given on Missions Day and Christmas.

In 1955, Dr. Alvin and Barbara French and their daughter went to Sierra Leone, West Africa where they served under the Evangelical United Brethren Mission Board. Dr. French worked with Dr. Mable Silver at the hospital in Rotifunk. Later in their four years in Sierra Leone, Dr. French managed the hospital at Mattru where their youngest child was born.

In September 1960 Charles Koch, a recent graduate of Houghton College, came to our church as Director of Church Activities. The next fall in 1961, Charles and Dolly Koch went to Costa Rica and were added to the missions family supported by EUM which also included Rev. Gene and Helen Westley, and his uncle and aunt, Rev. John and Pearl Westley, all former members of the Corry church.

Most recently (over 20 years ago) Jim and Alice Vanderhoof (former Youth Director, Choir Director and Christian Education Director went to Kenya East Africa to teach at the Kenya Highlands Bible College, and they continue their ministry in Kenya.

Our many years of Missions Support have included the countries of China, India, Israel, the Philippines, Russia, Spain and Viet Nam. Our local Missions Support has included Corry Carpenters for Christ, LifeCare, Love, INC. Handi Vangelism, and Wesley Woods.