Tag: <span>Mary Stone</span>

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Bicentennial Story Posters

Bicentennial Story Posters Share the stories of Methodist mission history with these colorful, well-designed PDFs featuring pictures and short descriptions of significant persons representing the breadth of Methodist mission history. Their 36 inch tall x 24 inch wide size makes them perfect for bulletin inserts, handouts, and larger display boards. Files are available for the...

Shi Meiyu (Mary Stone) (1873 ~ 1954)
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Shi Meiyu (Mary Stone) (1873 ~ 1954)

One of the first Chinese medical doctors Shi Meiyu, also known as Mary Stone, a name she adopted while studying in the United States, was born into a Christian family in Jiujiang (Kiukiang), Jiangxi province in 1873. Her father was a Methodist pastor and mother was the principal of a Methodist school for girls. Defying...

Kang Cheng (Ida Kahn, K’ang Ch’eng) (1873 ~ 1930)
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Kang Cheng (Ida Kahn, K’ang Ch’eng) (1873 ~ 1930)

One of the first Chinese medical doctors Kang Cheng, also known as Ida Kahn, was born into a poor family in Jiujiang (Kiukiang), Jiangxi province. She was adopted by Gertrude Howe, a student of the University of Michigan, and left school to work as a missionary in Jiujiang before completing her degree. During Kang’s childhood,...

Howe, Gertrude (1847 ~ 1928)
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Howe, Gertrude (1847 ~ 1928)

Missionary advocate for Chinese women Howe attended the University of Michigan and in 1872 went to Kiukiang, China, as the pioneer missionary of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) of the Methodist Episcopal Church. For a few years she was joined by her sister, Dr. Delia Howe. In 1873, she founded what became the Rulison...

Sung, John (Sung Shangjie) (1901 ~ 1944)
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Sung, John (Sung Shangjie) (1901 ~ 1944)

Leading Early 20th-Century Chinese Evangelist Introduction Despite his relatively short ministry of preaching, teaching, writing, and healing through prayer, he made a huge impact on his own generation and has left a lasting legacy. Childhood John Song was born in Hong Chek Village, Putian, Fujian Province on September 27, 1901, the sixth child and fourth...