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Famous Female Missionarys

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List of famous female missionarys, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female missionarys list contains the most prominent and top females known for being missionarys. There are thousand of females working as missionarys in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic missionarys have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a missionary then the people below should give you inspiration.

People include everyone from Maria Jane Dyer to Maria Franziska von Trapp.

While this isn't a list of all female missionarys, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female missionarys?" and "Who are the best female missionarys?"
Marilyn Hickey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Missionarys
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Marilyn Hickey is an American Christian minister and televangelist who teaches Bible studies both nationally and internationally. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 87

Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas

Paula White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Missionarys
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Paula Michelle White-Cain (née Furr; April 20, 1966), better known as Paula White, is an American non-denominational pastor. Prior to May 2019, she was senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, in Apopka, Florida, a non-denominational, multicultural megachurch. She hosts a television show, Paula White Today. She was the co-pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa, a church she co-founded with pastor and then-husband Randy White. White became chair of the evangelical advisory board in Donald Trump's administration. She delivered the invocation at his inauguration, on January 20, 2017. She was listed number three on the "50 Most Powerful 2017: Philanthropy & Community Voices" ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

Natalie Bolton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Missionarys
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Natalie Bolton is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Micronesia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Katharine Bushnell (born Sophia Caroline Bushnell in Evanston, Illinois) (February 5, 1855 – January 26, 1946) was a medical doctor, Christian writer, Bible scholar, social activist, and forerunner of feminist theology. Her lifelong quest was for biblical affirmation of the integrity and equality of women, and she published God's Word to Women as a retranslation of the Bible. As a missionary and a doctor, Bushnell worked to reform conditions of human degradation in North America, Europe, and Asia. She was recognized as a forceful and even charismatic speaker. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1856-1946)

Birthplace: Peru, Illinois