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Interviews of Shura Facanha- Collection 571


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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Biography

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)


Lists of Audio Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

    Audio Tapes


Collection 571 [December 1, 2009]
Facanha, Shura ; 1968-
Interviews; 2000-2001
Audio cassette tapes (.05 cubic feet)

Restrictions: None

Brief Description. Oral history interviews in which Facanha 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


Biography

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

 

October 1986

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 situations





Scope and Content

Shura Facanha was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on November 14, 2000 and May 8, 2001 at the office of the BGC Archives.  The events described in the interview cover the time period 1968-2001.

 

T1 (93 minutes).  Memories of family life; family ministry and involvement at church;  Assemblies of God church in Ecuador; foreign missionaries in Ecuador; conversion at an evangelistic campaign; importance of Sunday School; personal desire to serve in the church; awareness of missions; initial experience with Operation Mobilization ships; sister’s experience living on OM ship; OM’s application procedures; training on the ship; experience on board the ship; translation work; OM Logos shipwreck; working with OM European land team; growing in Christian life on board the OM Doulos; changes to OM ships in recent years; memories of revival on the ship; Lloyd Nicholas, OM Doulos ship leader; Richard Wurmbrand

 

T2 (85 minutes).  Evangelistic work in Philippines, Papau New Guinea, Australia; attack in the Philippines; mission work in former Yugoslavia; working for OM home office in Georgia; beginning home office in Ecuador; deliberating between career and missions; education at Christian and Missionary Alliance seminary; marrying Roberto; balancing ministry and family life; administrating the OM-Ecuador office; Ecuadorian churches; American perception of Ecuador; strengths of American and Ecuadorian churches; education in the United States; Wheaton College Graduate School; women missionaries in OM; importance of pastoral care for missionaries; value of obedience in faith


Provenance

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

 

Accession: 00-68 & 01-21

November, 2009

Noel Collins Pfeifer



LOCATION RECORD

Acc. # 00-68, 01-21

Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.

 

Item# - Reel or cassette, speed, length, number of sides, contents (title of sessions, participants according to the program, date.

 

 

#

R/C

length

Sides

Contents

Dates

T1

C

93

2

Oral history interview of Shura Facanha by Paul Ericksen

11/14/2000

T2

C

85

2

Conclusion of interview of Shura Facanha by Paul Ericksen

05/08/2001

      

                     



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