March 1, 1871. Missionaries Joseph and Mary Gomer arrive in Sierra Leone.
March 2, 1891. Birth of future bishop Lloyd Eby.
March 3, 1781. Birth of Bishop Samuel Heistand.
March 4, 1970. Guillermo Martinez expelled from Honduras to Nicaragua.
March 7, 1992. Armed break-in at UB mission house in Sierra Leone.
March 8, 1993. The death of Hazel McCray, Executive Secretary of Women’s Missionary Fellowship.
March 9, 1841. Supreme Court ruling in the Amistad case, which helped take us to Sierra Leone.
March 11, 1916. The story of Abbie Swales, missionary in Sierra Leone 1916-1941, and the African man she wouldn’t give up on.
March 12, 1830. The death of Bishop Christian Newcomer in 1830.
March 13, 1864. The death, while serving as a physician during the Civil War, of William B. Witte, one of the first two UB missionaries in Sierra Leone.
March 16, 1904. The birth of Robert Rash, who spent his entire career in the United Brethren ministry, including eight years as bishop.
March 18, 1799. The birth of John Russel, one of our early bishops, 1845-1849 and 1857-1861.
March 19, 1991. The death of Duane Reahm, who led our missions program for 16 years as served as bishop for 12 years.
March 22, 2002. Doctors Without Borders, after resurrecting Mattru Hospital, turns it over to Sierra Leone Conference.
March 23, 1812. The death of Martin Boehm, one of our founders.
March 25, 1924. Mabel Shultz prematurely, because of illness, ends her missionary service in Sierra Leone.
March 26, 2004. Death of Dr. J. Edward Roush, a Huntington College grad and longtime UB member who served eight terms in Congress.
March 30, 1950. Juanita Smith, RN, arrived in Sierra Leone to begin her first term.
March 31, 1982. The UB mission house in Freetown, Sierra Leone, comes under attack.