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China: The Reluctant Exodus
The five years that followed World War II were the most significant in the history of modern missions. They saw the door close on nearly one quarter of the world's population as China, the world's largest mission field, came under communist domination. Now the largest mission in the world, the China Inland Mission, realized that open Christian witness in China had become i ...more
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Published May 1st 2004 by CLC Ministries
(first published 1979)
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An account of the complete withdrawal of the China Inland Mission from the People's Republic in the early 1950s. The resolute decision and implementation was remarkable. The headquarters at Shanghai became a Communist Party centre. It does however indicate that the Protestant missionaries were seen as a social reform group by the Chinese people, and that the even bigger reforms offered, in early days, by the Communist Party quite easily eclipsed them. The author, and the missionaries, seemed a b ...more
Fascinating account of the China Inland Mission's difficult decision in early 1951 to being pulling their 627 missionaries out of China and the story of the actual withdrawal of those 627. By May 1952 only eight remained, but it wasn't until July 1953 that those eight were free. Amazing stories of God's just-in-time provision.