OMF and China Inland Mission (CIM) History

The China Inland Mission (CIM) was established by James Hudson Taylor on June 25, 1865.

In 1866 Hudson Taylor, his wife children and 16 missionaries left England for China. Eager to reach the inland provinces of China with the gospel, the mission called people to prayer and sent out waves of workers to China throughout the late nineteenth century.

Hudson Taylor believed the gospel would only take root if missionaries were willing to identify with the culture of the people they wanted to reach.

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