Elwin Snyder

(1865-1919). Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist missionary-colporteur in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Cuba. He grew up in an SDA home and at the age of 19 became a canvasser and Bible instructor in the New England Conference. Four years later, in 1888, he was placed in charge of the colporteur work in Pennsylvania. In 1891 he led the first group of SDA colporteurs to South America and began work first in Argentina, then in Brazil and Uruguay. In 1895 he married Estelle Jane Ketring. In 1900 when no ordained minister was available to go to Paraguay, he was ordained and sent there. Upon returning to Argentina, he took charge of the mission office in Buenos Aires. A few years later, in 1905, he organized the SDA mission work in Cuba, where he remained until the tropical climate underm...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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