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Missionary Nurse in Africa to Speak to the Livingston Historical Society

Missionary Nurse Thelma Landrud Credits: Renee Retsky

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Missionary Nurse Thelma Landrud visits the Livingston Senior Community Center at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, she will share some of the history of medical work in a third-world situation she had experienced being a nurse and missionary in the northwest corner of the former Belgian Congo and Central African Republic. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

She will also speak about the crises she experienced such as sleeping sickness, AIDS, the Rwanda crises with refugees coming to the Goma in the eastern part of Congo, and most recently the Ebola outbreak.

Landrud, raised in New Jersey, earned her nursing degree from Orange Memorial Hospital and received further training in preparation to be a missionary nurse at Trinity College in Chicago and Belgium to learn French, Tropical Medicine and midwifery studies. She spent 30 years of her career as a missionary in the northwest corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, working as an obstetrical/ gynecological nurse in a Tandala Hospital and teaching nurses, in administration and accounting and everything in between.   

After political upheavals and other issues in 1996, Landrud moved to the neighboring Central African Republic, helped to get medical supplies and medicines across the border and was a liaison between USA based church support and the local staff who came to shop in the Central African Republic. After 40 years of being a missionary, she retired and returned to her childhood home in Sussex County. 

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