Moyer, Metta Habegger (1891-1970)
In November 1921, the Moyers were assigned to open the fifth mission station in a new area that was later (1924) called Jagdeeshpur. With meager medical training, Metta opened a dispensary and treated many sick. She also cared for and found homes for many small unwanted children. During a term in Janjgir, Metta taught in the Bible school and served as principal for one year. She mastered the Hindi language and supervised the Hindi section of the Landour Language School for several years.
The Moyers had one adopted son, Theodore. They retired from India in 1956. Metta died 11 May 1970.
Juhnke, James C. A People of Mission: A History of General Conference Mennonite Overseas Missions. Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1979: 37-43, 234.
Moyer, Samuel T. With Christ on the Edge of the Jungles. Jubbulpore, C. P. India, 1941.
Moyer, Samuel T. Twenty-Five Years with God in India. Berne, IN: Mennonite Book Concern, 1929: 195.
Moyer, Samuel T. They Heard the Call. Newton, 1970: 106-57.
Ratzlaff, Ruth, ed. Fellowship in the Gospel India: 1900-1950. Newton, KS: MPO, 1950: 91-95, 129, 151-157.
Warkentin, A. and Melvin Gingerich, compilers. Who's Who Among the Mennonites. North Newton, KS: Bethel College, 1943: 176.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 604. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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