Sven Jespersson

(1864-1927). Medical missionary in Palestine and Algeria. As a young man he went to Germany from his native Sweden and there in 1891 became a Seventh-day Adventist. He immediately began ship missionary work in Hamburg harbor and about a year later was sent by the mission to Battle Creek Sanitarium to take the nursing course. From there he went to Switzerland to help establish the Institut Sanitaire, later returned to Sweden, where he was associated with the training school, and then returned to Switzerland. After marrying Lydia Roumajon in 1901, he and his wife went to Jerusalem to serve as medical missionaries in the treatment rooms established by J. H. Krum. Because of a serious attack of malaria he returned to Switzerland four years later. There he taught at the newly opened Latin Union...

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

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