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Anniehs, Arnoldo Oscar (1915–1993)

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

First Published: June 12, 2023

Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs was a pastor and evangelist in Brazil.

Anniehs was born on February 26, 1915, in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.1 Arnoldo was one of six children born to Alberto Annies (1888-1980) and Martha (Seeling) Annies (1889-1982).2 Born into an Adventist family, his grandfather, Augusto Annies, was one of the first Sabbath keepers in Brazil. Anniehs’ parents were dedicated missionaries and one of the founders of the Vista Alegre Adventist Church in Curitiba. He spent his childhood in his hometown, where he helped take care of his father’s farm since he was a little boy. There he completed elementary school3 in 1928. He continued his studies at Brazil College, where he finished his education in 1932. In 1938 he was invited to be the first agricultural administrator of the East Brazil Academy (ITA, now IPAE), located in the city of Petropolis, state of Rio de Janeiro.4 Arnoldo was also the first student to arrive there,5 and he remained at the academy until 1940. He then returned to Brazil College, where he completed his Theology studies in 1944.6 On December 28, 1944, he married Sarah Waldvogel Maluf (1918-2004), who was a teacher in various Adventist schools. From this union, Aroldo Valter (1945-2022) and Marisa Esther were born.7

In 1945, Anniehs joined the ministry as a Bible teacher at the Butiá Adventist School (currently IAP) and an evangelist at the Paraná-Santa Catarina Conference.8 That year, he and his wife joined the church’s efforts to share the Adventist message with an indigenous group in the region of Taquara de Baixo, in the state of Paraná.9 In 1946, he returned to manage the ITA farm, still working as a teacher until 1947. Then, he became director of the Publishing Department of the Bahia-Sergipe Mission. During this period, he held evangelistic series in the cities of Araci and Canavieiras, both in Bahia. In 1951, he became an evangelist and pastor of the Espírito-Santo Conference,10 working among German families in the region of Serra Pelada, state of Espírito Santo. In 1952, he helped Pastor Walter Schubert, who was an evangelist for the South American Division.11 From that experience, he developed an even greater appreciation for the work of an evangelist.12 He held evangelistic meetings in the cities of Aimorés (1953)13 and Afonso Cláudio, giving start to the construction of the local church. Then, he became responsible for the district of the city of Vitória, capital of Espírito Santo, which at the time had three churches.14 He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1956.15

Anniehs remained in the Espírito-Santo Conference until 1959, when he was appointed evangelist in the São Paulo Conference.16 During this period, he held evangelistic meetings in several cities in the state of São Paulo, such as Presidente Venceslau (1959),17 Pacaembu (1960),18 Registro (1961),19 Araras (1962),20 Leme (1962),21 Moji Mirim (1963),22 Cruzeiro (196923and 1970 24), Araraquara (1971),25 and Taboão da Serra (1978).26 He also pastored the districts of Vila Maria (1974-1975) and Campo Limpo (1976-1978).27 Anniehs worked actively for the São Paulo Conference for 21 years, retiring in 1980.28

After his retirement, Anniehs remained in the state of São Paulo. He lived in the region of the current UNASP, São Paulo campus, and in the cities of Itatiba, Araras and Artur Nogueira. In these places, he continued to preach the gospel, participating in the missionary activities of the local churches and giving Bible studies until a month before his death, on March 22, 1993,29 in the city of Artur Nogueira, where he was buried.30

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“A TV Como Instrumento Para a Pregação.” Revista Adventista, year 76, no. 11, November 1981.

“Alberto Anniehs,” Revista Adventista, year 76, no. 3, March 1981.

“Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs.” National Center of Adventist History (Online), September 24, 2013.

Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs. In: Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP. Shelf: 2. Rack: 13. Folder/Case: “Anniehs, Arnoldo Oscar.” Accessed November 17, 2016.

Bezerra, Severino. “Notas do Evangelismo – Paulista Leste.” Revista Adventista, year 73, June 1978.

Campolongo, A. “Prefeito Entrega Certificados da Voz da Profecia.” Revista Adventista, year 59, no. 10, October 1964.

Félix, Osvaldo. “Notas e Notícias Paulistas – Evangelismo.” Revista Adventista, year 65, no. 3, March 1970.

Félix, Osvaldo. “Notas e Notícias Paulistas – Temperança.” Revista Adventista, year 64, no. 7, July 1969.

Ferrari, Roberto. “Trinta e Três Ressuscitados em Presidente Venceslau.” Revista Adventista, year 55, no. 8, August 1960.

Hardt, J.D. “O Instituto Educacional e Agrícola de Petrópolis.” Revista Adventista, v. 34, no. 9, September 1939.

Hosokawa, Kiyoshi. “Registro em Marcha.” Revista Adventista, year 57, no. 1, January 1962.

Hosokawa, Kiyoshi. “Através de um Sonho.” Revista Adventista, year 59, no. 8, August 1964.

Lambeth, C.E. “A Pedra Fundamental do I.E.A.P.” Revista Adventista, v. 34, no. 8, August 1939.

Memorandum sent to the Ellen G. White Research Center by the Central Brazil Union Conference. In: Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP. Shelf: 2. Rack: 13. Folder/Case: “Anniehs, Arnoldo Oscar.” Accessed November 17, 2016.

Otto, Alfredo. “Batismo no Interior do Paraná.” Revista Adventista, year 40, no. 4, April 1945.

“Pastor Arnoldo Anniehs.” Revista Adventista, year 89, no. 10, October 1993.

Pinto, Reynaldo F. “Em Araras.” Revista Adventista, year 57, no. 10, October 1962.

Roth, E. “Inauguração do Templo em Aimorés.” Revista Adventista, year 48, no. 2, February 1953.

Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1946, 1949, 1956-1957.

Silva, Geraldo. “Notícias de Pacaembu.” Revista Adventista, year 62, no. 3, March 1967.

Stabenow, Zeferino. “1978 - Ano Mundial da Educação Adventista: maravilhosa história de um colégio.” Revista Adventista, year 73, no. 4, May 1978.

Stoehr, Henrique G. “Que Pensas do Teu Futuro?” Revista Adventista, v. 35, no. 1, January 1940.

“União Sul.” Revista Adventista, year 66, no. 2, February 1971.

Notes

  1. Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP).

  2. Marisa Blahovich, email to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, February 23, 2017.

  3. Ibid.

  4. Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs.

  5. Zeferino Stabenow, “1978 - Ano Mundial da Educação Adventista: maravilhosa história de um colégio,” Revista Adventista, year 73, no. 5, May 1978, 14; Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs.

  6. Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs.

  7. Ibid.; Marisa Blahovich, email to Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, March 23, 2023.

  8. Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs; “Butia Academy,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1946), 230.

  9. Alfredo Otto, “Batismo no Interior do Paraná,” Revista Adventista, year 40, no. 4, April 1945, 29-30.

  10. Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs.

  11. Marisa Blahovich, email to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, February 23, 2017.

  12. Nigri, Moisés, “1ª Convenção das Lanças Adventistas,” Revista Adventista, year 47, no. 11, November 1952, 13.

  13. E. Roth, “Inauguration of the Temple at Aimorés,” ARH, February 1953, 13.

  14. Marisa Blahovich, email to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, February 23, 2017.

  15. “Espírito Santo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1956), 143; “Espírito Santo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1957), 144.

  16. Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs.

  17. Roberto Ferrari, “Trinta e Três Ressuscitados em Presidente Venceslau,” Revista Adventista, year 55, no. 8, August 1960, 30.

  18. Geraldo Silva, “Notícias de Pacaembu,” Revista Adventista, year 62, no. 3, March 1967, 21-22.

  19. Kiyoshi Hosokawa, “Registro em Marcha,” Revista Adventista, year 57, no. 1, January 1962, 27.

  20. Reynaldo F. Pinto, “Em Araras,” Revista Adventista, year 57, no. 10, October 1962, 27-28.

  21. Kiyoshi Hosokawa, “Através de um Sonho,” Revista Adventista, year 59, no. 8, August 1964, 24-25.

  22. A. Campolongo, “Prefeito Entrega Certificados da Voz da Profecia,” Revista Adventista, year 59, no. 10, October 1964, 29.

  23. Osvaldo Félix, “Notas e Notícias Paulistas – Temperança,” Revista Adventista, year 64, no. 7, July 1969, 31.

  24. Osvaldo Félix, “Notas e Notícias Paulistas – Evangelismo,” Revista Adventista, year 65, no. 03, March 1970, 30. 

  25. “União Sul,” Revista Adventista, year 66, no. 2, February 1971, 29.

  26. Severino Bezerra, “Notas do Evangelismo – Paulista Leste,” Revista Adventista, year 73, no. 6, June 1978, 18.

  27. Marisa Blahovich, email to Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, March 23, 2023.

  28. Autobiographical Information from Arnoldo Oscar Anniehs.

  29. Marisa Blahovich, email to Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, February 23, 2017.

  30. Memorandum sent to the Ellen G. White Research Center by the Central Brazil Union Conference (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP).; “Pastor Arnoldo Anniehs,” Revista Adventista, year 89, no. 10, October 1993, 39.

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