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The Jesus Family In Communist China - Part 1

MaChuang and the Ye-Su Chia-ting When Communist pressure forced the China Inland Mission hospital at Kaifeng in Honan to close early in 1948, the leaders of the Ye-Su Chia-ting — the Home, or Family, of Jesus — asked me to go North to Shantung province, to their centre, MaChuang. They wanted me to a... Read More

The Jesus Family In Communist China - Part 2

The Leaders of the Ye-su Chia-ting There are four spiritual leaders of the Ye-Su Chia-ting, two men and two women: Mr. Ching-tien-yin, Mr. Tung-heng-shin, Dr. Bessie Chen and Miss Helen Tso. One of the Chia-ting hymns has something to say about leadership. Here is the translation: Love is the organi... Read More

The Jesus Family In Communist China - Part 3

The Communists Anticipated Thou compassest my path and my lying down (Ps. 139:3). Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass (Ps. 37:5). He led them forth by the right way (Ps. 107:7). Much that I have told in the previous two chapters suggests how the Ye-su Chia-... Read More

The Jesus Family In Communist China - Part 4

Incidents from the life of the Je-Su Chia-ting I heard this testimony from the chapel platform in MaChuang. The wife of the leader involved was speaking. She said: “The leader of our church, my husband, was to have a village trial for harbouring Nationalist soldiers. He was already in gaol. These tr... Read More

The Jesus Family In Communist China - Part 5

Medical Work in MaChuang As I mentioned earlier, it was the invitation of the Ye-Su Chia-ting to go and see the wounded that had been left with them after the fighting that first brought me to MaChuang. The first case I saw was a Communist soldier, who had had his foot shattered some time before. It... Read More

The Jesus Family In Communist China - Part 6

Some Experiences with the Communists We know something about Communism! What hope is there from such a system? Think of the cruelty and brutality of Communism, and the notorious village trials, when mob passion is made the pawn of the judge. An accused person has little hope of anything but death by... Read More

The Jesus Family In Communist China - Part 7

The Indigenous Church My arrival for the first time in China in 1921 almost coincided with the beginning of the two largest indigenous church movements in that country. The former was the Ye-Su Chia-ting; the latter is oftenest called The Little flock. It is a very heartening fact that both these mo... Read More

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