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Jon and Jeanne Berg - People of Faith

Jon and Jeanne Berg were American Lutheran missionaries in western Africa. From 1977 to 1979 in Jon and Jeanne were stationed in Poli (northern) Cameroon, and from 1985 through 1992 in Dakar, Senegal. While in Poli, Jeanne gave birth to two sons. They returned to the states (for a ministry in a Fairbury, Illinois) only after their home in Poli burned to the ground. During their ministry in Senegal, Jon helped start the Galle Nanondiral community center in Dakar, and Jeanne raised their three sons and worked as a teacher at the International School of Dakar.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life thru first year as Lutheran missionaries in Camaroon

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Missionary experience in Cameroon

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Work at a Lutheran minister in Fairbury, Illinois

Interview Session 04 (Audio)

Missionary service in Senegal, school in England and return to USA

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Jon and Jeanne Berg in Sioux Falls, SD on ordination day,

Where:

Sioux Falls, SD

When:

August 8, 1976.

Ownership:

Narrators' photo

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The Lutheran Hospital in N'gaoundere, Cameroon, December 12, 1977 (the day before son Matthew's birthday).

Where:

N'gaoundere, Cameroon

When:

December 12, 1977

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Narrators' photo

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Jeanne and Matthew Berg, somewhere near Poli, Cameroon.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

Janurary 1978

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Narrators' photo

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Matthew, Jeanne, and Jon Berg

Where:

Poli, Cameroon.

When:

January, 1978

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Narrators' photo

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Jeanne, Jon, Matthew, and dog Barney looking toward their front porch.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

January 1978

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Narrators' photo

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Jon and Matthew posing in the view from the front porch.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

January, 1978

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Narrators' photo

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Jeanne, Matthew, and friends.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

August, 1978

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Narrators' photo

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The Christopherson family with Mike, Jeanne, Matthew, Jon, and Pastor Amadou Joseph on the day of Michael's baptism.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

October 1979

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Narrators' photo

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Friends Matt = 22 mo., Michael = 6 weeks, Matthew = 8 months, Joseph = 5 years.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

October 1979

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Narrators' photo

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Gathering for the baptism feast.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

October, 1979

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Narrators' photo

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Jeanne and Michael Berg with Gudveig Christopherson after Michael's baptism.

Where:

Poli, Camroon

When:

October, 1979

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Narrators' photo

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The room of the baptismal party, two days later.

Where:

Poli, Cameroon

When:

October, 1979

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Narrators' photo

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Matt, Mike, and Ryan Berg with Mamadou Diallo at the Berg's home.

Where:

Dakar, Senegal

When:

September 1985

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Narrators' photo

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Galle Nanondiral (The house of listening to and understanding one another).

Where:

Dakar, Senegal

When:

1990

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Narrators' photo

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A class at Galle Nanondiral.

Where:

Dakar, Senegal

When:

1990

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Narrators' photo

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The library at Galle Nanondiral.

Where:

Dakar, Senegal

When:

1990

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Narrators' photo

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The reading room at Galle Nanondiral.

Where:

Dakar, Senegal

When:

1990

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Narrators' photo

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A village classroom.

Where:

Thiel, Senegal

When:

1987

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Narrators' photo

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Visiting a village near Thiel, Senegal.

Where:

Thiel, Senegal

When:

1987

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Narrators' photo

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From left - Jon Berg, Beverly Nelson, Mike Berg, Ryan Berg, Jeanne Berg, and Matt Berg.

Where:

Dakar, Senegal

When:

1991

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Narrators' photo

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From left to right - Charles Talan, Jon Berg, and Jackson Pettyjohn at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Where:

Unknown

When:

1973

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Narrators' photo

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