Who Was SIM’s First Missionary Kid?



By Tim Geysbeek (EL, HC 75)

SIM International historian

Who was SIM’s first Missionary Kid (MK)? This question was sent to me last year by Tabitha Plueddemann (KA, HC 92) who works at SIM International in Fort Mill, SC. With Tabitha and my being SIM MKs, the answer to this question was of professional and personal interest. The easy answer is the daughters of SIM co-founder Rowland Bingham and his wife, Helen. Winifred Bingham was born on December 27, 1899 in Toronto, Ontario, and Marianne was born on August 10, 1904 in the same city. Both grew up in Toronto.

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