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Helen Moon

Teaching the Word in Central America
"I still want to bear fruit in my old age."
By Rachel Elwood, Staff Writer, 2014

As an associate missionary with World Gospel Mission, Helen Moon served in three countries for 22 years along with her late husband, Bill.

Helen grew up on a farm in southern Iowa. Her mother wanted Helen and her siblings to attend church, but because the church was 11 miles away, their attendance was irregular. Still, Helen had always been sensitive to the Lord, and she taught Sunday School while she was in junior high and high school. She and Bill were high school sweethearts and were married in 1951.

Several years later, when living in Missouri, they were mentored by their pastor and his wife. Helen and Bill accepted Christ and committed to raising their family to serve the Lord. At that point, they had four young boys and would eventually add another boy and a girl to their family. Two of their children and one grandchild are missionaries with WGM. Helen has 19 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. In addition, Bill and Helen fostered 14 children over the years.

God began to direct Bill and Helen to the mission field, and in 1989, they signed on with WGM to be volunteers for one year at Escuela El Sembrador in Honduras. That year got them hooked. Helen and Bill went on to serve in Honduras, Argentina, and, most recently, McAllen, Texas, on the Texas/Mexico border. They also spent two summers at WGM’s headquarters in Marion, Indiana, sorting medical items to be shipped to Kenya and helping with maintenance.

Helen had a special gift for hospitality. She and Bill served as host and hostess of the guesthouses in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and McAllen, Texas. She loved people and enjoyed treating them special while visiting the mission field.

Bill and Helen were greatly instrumental in building the Taylor Community Center, which is used by Taylor Christian School and the community of McAllen. The first phase of construction was completed under Bill’s watch in 2008. After Bill passed away on April 14, 2009, Helen felt called to see the second phase of construction through to completion. This included classrooms on the first and second floors and, most importantly, a chapel. The chapel was Helen’s special project and was dear to her heart.

Helen retired in 2011 and moved back home to southern Iowa. She continued to organize the collection of Box Tops and Campbell’s labels and mail them in. This program provides valuable help to Taylor Christian School and Taylor Community Center. Last winter, she was able to serve again in McAllen, teaching women and girls to sew at Taylor Community Center. In a prayer letter to her supporters, she wrote, “I still want to bear fruit in my old age.”

With her steadfast faith, loving spirit, and faithful service, Helen Moon was an inspiration to all who knew her. John 15:8 testifies of her life: “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples” (NIV). World Gospel Mission joins with her friends and family around the world in rejoicing that Helen is with her heavenly Father today.

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