Death of Rev. Sarah Ann Dungan, former missionary in Congo
The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries has the sad duty to announce the passing of a former missionary. Rev. Sarah Ann Dungan was called to be with the Lord on April 14, 2008, at 9:00 a.m., after an eight month fight with cancer.
Sarah grew up in Beatrice, Nebraska and graduated from Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, in 1959 with B.S. degree in elementary education. Both Sarah, and her husband, Harold (who were married in 1963), attended the College of Missions, Indianapolis, Indiana and Crystal Lake, Michigan; Missionary Orientation Center, Stony Point, New York; Drew University, Madison, New Jersey; and had a year of French study in Brussells, Belgium, all in preparation for their missionary service.
The Dungans went to Congo in 1966 (now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo) where Harold taught at the Pastors Training School at Bolenge and Sarah worked in the library. They learned to separate the essentials of life from the non-essentials after seeing the Congolese hunger for education, for employment, for understanding, and meaning in life, which made their work exciting and challenging.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 19, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland. Messages of condolence can be sent to Harold Dungan, 199 Rollins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries forever thanks God for providing us with those children of God who are willing to become “people in mission to the ends of the earth.”