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Howard Crowl Memorial Services

 Howard Crowl Obituary

 Dear ACMI Family,
Dora Crowl has sent the obituary which Charlene put together. It is really special. May you be blessed by it. Please continue to keep the family lifted up in prayer.

Ed and I will be flying into Chicago on Thursday, August 1, and our three girls plan to come down on Friday to be there Friday evening. We would love to see any of you who are in the area.

There will be a memorial service for Howard Crowl at the Catlin Church of Christ in Catlin, Illinois on Saturday, August 3 at 10:00. If you have pictures of Howard in Africa, doing ministry, or stories you would like to share, send them to me or you can email them to Charlene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Continue to pray for this dear family.

Hi Everyone, 

I want to put together a book of memories for the Crowl family.  If you would share some of your special memories with Howard and June, I think it would be a blessing to June and the rest of the family.  Also, we have rented a house for Friday night, August 2, It's about an hour north of Catlin.  We would love to have anyone in the area come to visit for the evening.  Our girls are coming down from Michigan and are hoping to see some of you.  The address is: 2403 County Road 1700 North, Watseka, IL 60970.  My cell phone is 607 226-2976 if you want to contact me.  Ann


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Crowl's Retirement

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January 29, 2019

It is with a sense of awe that I want to announce the official retirement of Howard, June, and Chris Crowl. There are many reasons why it is time, but the most important is June’s words, “I am ready to retire, I’ve worked long enough.” This comes on the heels of the three of them having health concerns that prevent them from continuing in their work. It was for their sake that all of this needed to happen quickly, which made it difficult to keep everyone of you informed, but we weren’t sure what God was going to do. In November we met with the Crowls’ children to begin the discussion about what to do, but little did we know, God was already working in several areas. Along with this, June’s statement and the agreement of their children, a joint decision was made that it was time for them to retire. Once we moved forward, oldest son, Dave Crowl started working on a plan and within two months and with support from all of the Crowls’ supporting churches, a nursing home was located in Nairobi Kenya and funds became available for them to be able to move in on January 1, 2019.
I have recently been reading about the Crowls’ 66 years of missionary history and it is awesome what God did through them. Howard and June actually met while in Bible college in Cincinnati but got to know each other better once they both were on the mission field in the Congo. June Taylor arrived in the Congo in July of 1952 and Howard in August of 1953. June was working as the secretary and book keeper and Howard came for a special one-year project to set up the printing ministry. His intention, since he had attended Seminary and pre-med, was to return and get his medical degree and come back to the Congo as the doctor for ACM. When his short term trip was nearing its end, it was announced that he and June were engaged and would marry in August of 1954. After their wedding, June began to work in translation and Howard began to work in all phases of the mission and in 1955 he became the Legal Representative to the Congo government for ACM. Besides the hardships that missionaries go through, they managed to continue their work through civil wars and government change. After 43 years of service in the Congo (then called Zaire) a decision was made that all ACMI missionaries would leave the country. The Crowl’s chose to move to Nairobi Kenya and spent another 23 years involved in teaching, church planting and orphan care.
The Crowl’s would want to give credit where credit is due, so we first thank God for the Gospel being proclaimed. Through their leadership and the other groups of missionaries, as of the last count, there were over 600 churches and several small chapels in the Eastern Congo. Also, we want to say “Thank You” to all of the churches and individuals that have partnered with them, as well as to those who will continue to support them through their retirement. What a wonderful way to honor the Crowl’s for their many years of service.
As mentioned, the Crowls’ moved into the nursing home January 1, 2019. Their official retirement date will be March 31, 2019.
Larry J. Renfro
Executive Director for ACM International


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Crowl's Retirement

Howard, June and Chris Crowl are officially retiring after 66 years of missionary ministry.  Read all the details here!