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PERSONAL FILE
natA FSBRUARY 19. I960

Name in f..n

OPART.KS TRACY WITHDIT

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Complete address on fifild. my 193^ RPTnnii^TnmT^

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Complete forwarding addrfiRs. Jan V/illiolijt Ppv/d. Sec< 404"g N HcLean, Lincoliij IXl
Name and address of sponsoring or endorsing church (or churches):

Little Grove Church of Christ, Rural Routes Dix, 111*

This church is ^ivinp: my main support, On an attached

list is a group of chiirches and people who are thus rar giving.
The amounts are not included here* They will not be published
until the summer is oTrer.

Name and address of hometown nowopgpAT*

nm.T.mqvTT.T.F.j IT.T.IWOTS

Names and addresses of other papers ^ich might carry stories of your work. . .
Rast 5?aTnt. Lmiis Journal.

E, St. Loms^ Tll-innia

Illinoian^Star, Beardstcwn, Illinois

Place of niTfhnViampq-ijypj IHinois

nay 15

Where haptiRPd? Belleville, Illinois

Mnnth 3
nnfp

Vpar, 39

March 21, 1948

On back of page, please describe any special circumstances regarding conversion

Marital status: Married,

Single2L Divorced.

Widowed_ Date of Marriages-

List children by full name giving place, day, month, and year of birth:
Name

Place

Day Month Year

Please list places of previous Christian services. Give approximate dates. . .

Preached for Russell Avenue Church of Christ (Colored) East. St Louis, 3 months 1956

Preached for Five-Points Church of Christ (Rural;) MartinsviJlej in.., Summer 1957

Youth Minister at HatUn Church of Christj Catlin^ Illinoia, Pot* 1957 to Jon^ V)^0*
Minister of First Christian Church, Beardstovai, Illinois, Jan, 1959 to Present,

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PHABTirq tbap.y WTT.HnTT

Schooling (High school and later):


Name and Location of school

Number of Years

GoHinoYillo High Sohool

Major Degrees with dates

2252

What things influenced you to become a missionary? Your own story in some detail might,
be influential in leading others into fulltime service (use back of sheet for more space)?

The actual die&alon for going to the mission field had been in the
process of being made since I was first born#
folHs have brought

me.,.u.p,in the church and I have seen the dire need^of problaimers of
the gospel message in a multitude of ways. This Is something that I
have always wanted to do and besides it fits by abilities.
have
wanted to do many things in serving my Lord and I^knew my dicision
would no doubt have to leave many desire or ambitions out but I find
that I can be most of those things that i have wanted to be by going
to the mission field. I have prayed over this and I am convinced that
this is the Lord's will.

He has backed me to the last straw ever since

my mind began to consider it. Besides this I have some wonderful backing
from my family which has helped considerably.

Describe briefly in outline form the nature of your daily duties on the field.
The daylight activities will be centered around study and preparation for the evening activities
Also daily calling on people vdio are not working, surveying of new locals for future work at
various intervals, printing and writing publication materials for use on the field, and con
ducting and preaching one evangelistic 2SZ3SZB2 service each evening and teaching tvo advanced

Bible study classes. At various there will be manual labor involved in building.
Which of the following terms most nearly describes your missionary status?
Evangelist.at Bible College teacherDoctor,

Nurse.

Social worker

Public School teacher


Office worker.

Homemaker.
Name other,

Father's name and home address (if living) Dale V. Wilhoit. Box 32. 319 Brown. Collinsville. HI,

His nf^nnpatinn Minister and School teacher

is he a Christian?

What positions of leadership has he held in the local church? He began the voric there.

Mother's full maiden name. T.^llian Tg.ena

Is she a Christian? .

Rnh-inenn

jg ghe living?

yes

Her occupation if employed outside of home _ School teacher ^

What leadership positions has she held in the local church? Youth vorlrer. bible school teacher^
DVBS, and arything a preacher's wife would be called on to do.

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Name of forwarding agAnt.


Address,:

ivilboit

^^llhoit 404^ K* McLean^ .


TiineoIn^ Illinois

Telephone fi79T.

What duties are performed by your forwarding agent?


Book work on finances---forwarding: of mail

Cash or

Should money be sent to forwarding agent nniy^refered in ^i^t form?9l^QQ^. If it can be


mailed to you, please indicate how in w^at fnrm?any form-Just as if I were in
America.

Does your forwarding agent receive a salary? Ho


Use the remainder of this sheet to supply other information w^iich you think might be helpful
to the staff of Mission Services in preparing news stories about your ministry:
I am here only for the summer work. I am returning to the states
August 19, 1960. We arrived here via TWA from St. Louis to Miami; via
British West Indies Airways (BWIA) from Miami to Montego
, Jamaica;
Kingston, Jamaica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Antigua, B.V/.X.; Martinique,

F.W.I. (French West Indies); and Barbados, B.W.I. (British West Indies).
Y/e left St. Louis, Lambert Airport, at 9:30 P.M. DST May 30, 1960^
and arrived at 8:15 p.m. EST. Y/e flew Boeing 707 Jet from St. Louis to
Mairai in 2:20 hours. Stayed overnight in Miami and left for Barbados at

8:00 a.m. DST.

We flew the rest of the way on B/ifIA "Prop-Jets" called

"The Vicounts."

We've been here less than 24 hours and are pulling our hair out
already because they drive on the left hand side of the road. Don't
think that isn't a nightmare.

$arhadoiolfliuion ihurchei ofhrUt


MISSIONARIES

CARRYING CHRIST TO THE LOWER CARIBBEAN

FORWARDING SECRETARY

TRACY WILHOIT

JAN WILHOIT

Box 193, Brideetown

N. McLean St.

BARBADOS, WEST INDIES

I.

Jun 1, 1960

LINCOLN. ILLINOIS

List of supporting churches:

1.
2.

Little Grove Chruch of Christ, Dix, 111.


First Christian Church, Greenville, 111.

3.

Church of Christ, Pleasant Plains, 111.

4.
5.

Church of Christ, Sa7brook,Ill.


Church of Christ, IvIcComb, Ohio.

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

First
First
First
First
First

Christian
Christian
Church of
Church of
Christian

Church,
Church,
Christ,
Christ,
Church,

Chambersburg, 111.
Bartonville, 111.
Vifood River, 111.
Bismark, 111.
Brovmstown, 111.

11.
IS.
13.

First Christian Church, Floris, Iowa.


First Christian Church, Shelbina, Mo.
First Church of Christ, Catlin, 111.

14.
15.

First Christian Church, Collinsville. 111.


First Christian Church, Beardstown, 111.

II: List of Bible School Classes supporting the work:

1. Christian Men Builders, Catlin, 111. (First Church of Christ)


2,

Dorcas Class, Catlin, 111.

List of Young People *3 Groups

1. Mocasa Youth Rally Area (Beardstown, 111.)


The above are groups that have actually donated funds to the
mission work.

III. Below are names of groups that have pledged support but as of yet
have not contributed anything.

1.

First Christian Church, Clinton, 111.

2. First Christian Church, Youth Group, Y/ashlngton, 111.


3. First Church of Christ, Youth Group, Wood River, 111.
4.

Macedonia Christian Church, Loogootee, 111.

IV. Names of individuals who have thus far contributed:


1. Dale Wise, Beardstwon, 111.

2. Rondal Smith, LBI (minister at Loogootee)


3. Tvlr. and Mrs. Dale V. Wilhoit
4. Jan Wilhoit

There are some more gifts pledged by a few of the churches in No. I
which will come in during the summer.

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PERSONAL FILE

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July 12, 1961

Name in fniMrs.Catherine (nee Federer) H. Wllholt

Complete address on

ggy Female

Box 193, Eridp:etoMii, Barbados, The West Indies

Complete forwarding addrffWH. Boy 1^2) Colllnsvllle, Illlnole


Name and address of sponsoring or endorsing church (or churches):

_ Clinton Christian Church (Tracy's living link)


East CtSty First Christian (not certain, but working on my living link)

Name and address of hometown nftwapapftr. Los Angeles TINES, EXAMINER


Names and addresses of other papers ^ich might carry stories of your work. . .

Pacific Bible Seminary BULLETIN

Place of "Rirth Los Angeles^ California

nay 28

Mr>nth, Dec

Where haptig^H? South Broadway Church of Christ, L.A.C^^f.

Vftar^937

Feb. 22, 19^3

On back of page, please describe any special circumstances regarding conversion

Marital status: MarripH, X

Single

Divorced^ Widowed

Date of MarriagP \)une ^7


nci

List children by full name giving place, day, month, and year of birth:
Name

Place

Day Month Year

Please list places of previous Christian services. Give approximate dates. . .

T.nng RAflchj Calif. - Office secretary at Pacific Bible Seminary

1Qt^7-'^9

Erst Gary^ Indiana - Chtirch secretary and youth director - summer of I960

Lonp; Beach, Calif. - secretary to G.B. r.ordnn at pps - iQAn-Ai

Bellflower, Calif. - yonth director (part-time) at Church of Christ - 1960-61

Personal File - Page 2 - Name.

Schooling (High school and later):


Number of Years

Name and Location'Of SChoot

Major'Degrees' mth dates

Washlnjrton High School

Diploma - 1955

Pacific Bible Seminary

19^6-^9

Lincoln Bible Institute

1959-60

1960(fall)

What things influenced you to become a missionary? Your own story in some detail might
be influential in leading others into fulltime service (use back of sheet for more space)?
Contact v;ith students at Pacific Bible Seminary influenced me
to consider attending Bible college end dedicating my life to some
phase of specialized Christian work. The foreign mission field was
always in my mind as a possible means of fulTilling this commitment.
Other types of service also challenged me, such as Christian journalism
(I had always wanted to be a writer) and Christian education. I wanted
to get as much education as I could before making a final decision.
However, engagement to Tracy Wilhoit and subsequent nErriage hastened
this decision, to my satisfaction, so that now my plans are united with
his toward Barbados.

Describe briefly in outline form the nature of your daily duties on the field.

Will be working with Tracy, doing all his secretarial work, filing,
and other paper vjork; helping set up a Christian education program,
teaching, calling, working in summer with camps and vacation Bible

schools; youth workj looking for opportunities to write.


Which of the following terms most nearly describes your missionary status?
Evangelist
Doctor.^

Bible College teacher..


Nurse

Social wnrk-pr

Public School teacher.


Office wnrk-pr

Homemaker. X

Name other.^

Father's name and home address (if living). T4r. .Tngpph Fftdprp-n. Ii37

West 109th

Piece. Los Aneieles 61. California


His occupation.

Pastry chef

Is he a Christian?

No (former CstholiQ)

What positions of leadership has he held in the local church?

None

Mother's full maiden namp_ ^rs. Elizabeth Federer

is she living?

Is she a Christian?

Her occupation if employed outside of home

What leadership positions has she held in the local church? - None

Yes

Personal File - Page 3 - Name,

Name of forwarding

Address,,

Mrs. Va-loisQ-Seller

Bnx Tng. Collinsvllle Illlnoia

Telephone

What duties are performed by your forwarding agent?

Should money be sent to forwarding agent only?.

, In \\hat form?

If it can be

mailed to you, please indicate how in ^at form?

Does your forwarding agent receive a salary?

Use the remainder of this sheet to supply other information vdiich you think might be helpful
to the staff of Mission Services in preparing news stories about your ministry: