Educating missionaries’ children: a page from history

Chefoo School in China was started in 1881, in the earliest days of the China Inland Mission (CIM) now known as OMF International.  The dedication of teachers and resilience of students was tested to the limit during the war years.  In a fascinating BBC article, Mary Previte, the daughter of CIM missionaries, shares her experiences of being interned by the Japanese, sharing the prisoner of war camp with world-famous athlete Eric Liddell, eating crushed eggshells to supplement the poor diet, and finally being liberated by American forces in 1945.  Click to read her story on the  BBC website.

While educating the children of OMF workers today doesn’t involve surviving a prisoner of war camp, it still promises challenge and adventure.

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