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Scope and Content Note

Two boxes of mission correspondence, Bible teaching materials, and mementos and artifacts from the Brazil mission of Walter and Mary Nelle Kreidel.

Biographical Note

The following biographical note is excerpted from the Obituary for Walter Edwin Kreidel: "Walter Edwin Kreidel, age 87, of Franklin, TN passed away August 21, 2019. Walter and his wife Mary Nelle Kreidel served as missionaries in Brazil for over 30 years. They planted churches, teaching and investing in the lives of men and women who are still carrying on the work of evangelizing to this day. After he retired, they made their home in Franklin, TN to be closer to their children, where they have lived for the past 14 years, continuing to serve and invest in the lives of others."

Donor Note

Mary Nelle Kreidel


Arranged into five series.

Series I: Mission/Evangelism History

Series II: Mission Correspondence

Series III: Bible Lessons/Notes

Series IV: VHS tapes and DVDs

Series V: Artifacts/Mementos from Brazil

Content List

Box 1

[First Folder] Finding Aid

Series I

Brazil Mission History/Notes

Evangelism and Discipleship Notes

Series II


Series III

Bible Lessons/Notes (5 folders)

Box 2

Series IV

VHS Tapes (8 tapes)

DVDs (3 copies of “Celebrating a Lifetime of Service”)

Series V


Framed photographs

Artwork of Brazil

4 wooden statues

Carved Brazil nut


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene Manuscripts



Extent of Collection

3 linear feet (2 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #571

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Erica Pye and Mac Ice


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