Timeline

The Life of Helen Roseveare

1925    Born at Haileybury College in Hertfordshire, England

1944    Began studies at Newnham College, Cambridge

1945    Converted while a university student

1953    Moved to the Belgian Congo to work with the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade (WEC) at Ibambi.

1955    Moved to Nebobongo (7 miles away) to setup a new medical center

1958    Two-year furlough in England

1960    Republic of Congo became independent of Belgian rule

1964    Simba uprising begins civil war. Helen taken captive for five months.

1965    Helen was freed and returned to the U.K. for a year

1966    Helen returned to the Congo and began the medical training college at Nyankunde

1973    Return to the U.K.

2016    Died on December 7 in Northern Ireland