“This book is the story of E. Max Trummer and his Wife, Noema, who pushed the frontiers of the third angel’s message into the highlands of Colombia. Traveling by foot or boat, or more commonly by muleback, Trummer saw the work grow over a span of decades, Sometimes jailed, sometimes beaten by political and religious zealots, he persevered until a strong church program was established. This Book is a message of triumphant faith. ”
Historical Dictionary of Seventh-day Adventists, Land
“Although at least one Seventh-day Adventist minister and several literature evangelists had entered Colombia previously, E. Max Trummer held the first public meetings in the country in 1921. He became superintendent of the Colombia Mission when it organized the following year and formed a church in Bogota in 1923. A second church organized at Barranquilla in 1924. After division into four missions in 1925, the denomination in Colombia became part of the Colombia-Venezuela Union Mission. As of 2003 the Colombian Union Conference, established as a separate organization in 1989, was part of the Inter-American Division, with 841 churches and a membership of about 197 000. In addition to 10 secondary schools, the Union Conference operated Columbia Adventist University and five clinics and dispensaries.”
1906, 1907 Miss Rosa Trummer, Medical Missionary at Madison, Wisconsin
1908, Bethel, Wisconsin
1910, Emma Trummer, Church School Teacher, Almond, Wisconsin
1908, E. Max Trummer, Field Missionary Agent for the Wyoming Conference at College View, Nebraska
1910, Maximo Trummer, General Missionary Agent, Casilla 481, Buenos Ayres, Argentina, South America. Listed as a Licentiate
1911, Maximo Trummer, Florida, F. C. C. A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. Officer of the South American Union Conference. Field Agent for the Union Book Depository. Member of the Executive Committee of the Argentine Conference, Member of the board for the Buenos Aires Publishing House.
1912 General Conference, General Missionary Agent, same address. Missionary Licentiate. Member of the Argentine Conference Executive Committee; On the BAPH Board.
1913, General Conference, General Missionary Agent, same address. Member of the YOUNG PEOPLE’S MISSIONARY VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT. Member of the South American Union Conference executive committee; a Missionary Licentiate; on the BAPH Board.
1914, General Conference, General Missionary Agent, same address. Member of the YOUNG PEOPLE’S MISSIONARY VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT. Member of the South American Union Conference executive committee; South American Union Young People’s Department Secretary; a Missionary Licentiate; Member of the Argentine Conference Executive Committee.
1915, General Conference, General Missionary Agent, same address. Member of the YOUNG PEOPLE’S MISSIONARY VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT with address as Takoma Park Station, Washington, D.C.; Member of the South American Union Conference executive committee; Union Field Agent for the Union Publishing House; South American Union Young People’s Department Secretary; Licentiate.
1920, President of the West Caribbean Conference, address, Drawer M, Crist6bal, Canal Zone, Panama. Minister.
1921, President of the West Caribbean Conference, address, Drawer M, Crist6bal, Canal Zone, Panama. Minister.
1922, President of the West Caribbean Conference, address, Drawer M, Crist6bal, Canal Zone, Panama. Minister. Mrs. E.M. Trummer; Missionary Licentiate.
CENTRAL AMERICAN MISSIONS
The West Caribbean Conference
“The year 1921 has brought several steps of advance to our field, particularly in the line of institutions, for which we are very grateful. During our twelfth conference session held in Colon, early in the year, plans were laid to open a training school in the Canal Zone. Prior to this we had seen the government officials relative to securing a suitable site for an educational center, resulting in the leasing of nine buildings and forty-nine acres of land for a nominal sum, annually. April 5 the West Caribbean training school was opened in Las Cascadas, in a healthful location and overlooking the world-famous Panama Canal, with an enrolment of thirty young people. As the youth of our constituency have meager income we are endeavoring to make the industrial feature a prominent one. Tropical farming, carpentry, and broom-making have been chosen to enable the boys to partly work their way toward an education.
“To the eight church schools already held in different parts of the main land, as well as on several islands, it is hoped that several more may be added soon. It is also our aim to conduct a ten-week teachers’ normal session during the new school year with the view of strengthening our church schools to be real mission centers.
“The work in Nicaragua has received a remarkable impetus through the medical work done by Doctors Brayshaw and Nelson. Their efficient hospital service in Bluefields has made a very favorable impression for the cause of truth. A new effort is being made to circulate our literature among the Spanish-speaking people in the western section of this republic.
“In San Jose, Costa Rica, mission work has been done during the entire year. A rest home has also been provided in this beautiful mountain city with the intent that our workers’ families may secure1 necessary recuperative vacation near by.
“Colombia, the last one of the South American republics to see the message permanently started, has finally been put upon our map of missions. Last July the Colombia Mission was opened in Bogota, the capital, in rented quarters. A church was organized and we are indeed glad for this encouraging beginning. Several colporteurs from the States have come recently to lead out in this important work to give the message in this Latin field. Already we have two native colporteurs in sight, and we trust soon to have many believers among Colombia’s six millions of gospel-needy people. ”
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