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November 2003: An Earnest Desire...

from Photo File: Stumpf, Hulda

Three months after her conversion, Hulda J. Stumpf (1867-1930), a forty year old teacher at the Indiana Business College in Pennsylvania, wrote to Mr. G. K. Sample (see letter below) about her desire to become a missionary in British East Africa [now Kenya]. A week later she received an application to Africa Inland Mission and in filled it out she responded to the question, "Do you believe you are called of God to work in Africa?" she stated, "An earnest desire believing the time to be short, when He shall appear, and the need in foreign fields seems to be great." Hulda worked in Kijabe, Kenya for about 22 years until she was martyred there in January 1930

from Collection 81, Box 24, Folder 22 To view Stumpf's letter to Mr. Sample click on the key below.
from Collection 81, Box 24, Folder 22

To view a story Hulda wrote about Wanora, a girl the mission helped, click .

Materials about Hulda Stumpt are located in Collection 81 - Records of Africa Inland Mission, International. Her personnel file covering the years 1906 to 1931 are in Box 24, Folders 22, 23, and 24 and newspaper clippings about her death are in Box 79, Folder 1.

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