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Methodist History: Welcoming Women Immigrants

 

In the late 1800’s millions of immigrants began arriving in New York City by steamship. Many of these newcomers had no money and no family as they stepped off the boat. Fortunately, Alma Mathews and members of the Woman’s Home Missionary Society were there to greet young women and guide them to safety. Alma Mathews spent 40 years meeting boats and making sure these new Americans had clothing, a meal, and a bed to sleep in. Learn more about this Methodist woman who followed her faith and changed history.

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