Flat B.T. & Ellen – Annual Conference Promo

Flat B.T. and Ellen images are circulating on social media. Print out copies today to distribute at your Annual Conference. You can find them here: https://lightandlifemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/flatbt.pdf https://lightandlifemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/flatellen.pdf  

Celebrate 50 Years at GC19

Celebrate 50 years in ministry for the Marston Historical Center at GC19 with “Dinner, a Movie & Cake” on Thursday, July 18. There will be a 5 PM Movie Time (Doors open at 4:45 PM) for “The Amazing Story of Sgt. Jacob DeShazer,” who was a WWII Doolittle Raider and prisoner of war turned Free […]

Announcing Flat Ellen Roberts

We are excited to announce that Ellen Roberts is joining social media! We had many requests for Flat Ellen and now she is here thanks to artist Frank Ballew! She joins Flat B.T. on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Click here to see an enlarge image of Flat Ellen to print out, color and cut out: […]

New Additions-Tillman Houser and Esther James Collections

Over the past several months, the MMHC received two large collections of historical resources. One from the Tillman Houser (missionary to what is now Zimbabwe) family. The second collection came from the family of Esther (Shelhamer) James. She also was a missionary to Africa for a short time early in her adult life. After returning […]

Thank You!

$785 was donated to the Marston Memorial Historical Center on #GivingTuesday. Thank you to all who gave! One donor stated this: “I had recently given a gift, but was inspired to give again when… I was reading my grandchildren stories from a book compiled by a Mennonite author… but she had gathered missionary stories from […]

Rwanda General Conference

Making use of the climate controlled, secure Free Methodist Archive, Bishop Samuel from Rwanda recently deposited copies of land titles for all properties under his leadership. Bishop Samuel wanted these important documents located in a safe environment. The Marston Memorial Historical Center is keeping these well preserved. You can help with preservation efforts by donating […]

U.S. Military and Betty Ellen Cox

The Marston Memorial Historical Center and Free Methodist Archive were recently contacted by a representative for the U.S. Department of Defense regarding the Kirundi-English Dictionary written by missionary Betty Ellen Cox in the 1950s and now available on the Marston Historical Center website. Appreciation was expressed on behalf of the U.S. Military to the FMCUSA […]

Photographs Tell a Story

In a country where Free Methodist mission work began over 100 years ago, there was a need to establish property ownership. The Marston Memorial Historical Center was asked to try to locate a photograph from 100 years ago of a FM missionary standing in the mission compound. That would be proof enough to retain the […]