The archives hold many stories of what God has done.

Telling these stories gives God the glory.

Turning points in the history of the China Inland Mission


Prayer for The Eighteen

It was the point at which the tide of all mission to China turned. Taking place in the shadows of personal weakness and public indifference, a movement began in 1875 which quickly led to the gospel reaching the far corners of China.

First North American Party EAM NA 1978 Nov Dec 1978

The First North American China Inland Mission Party

The year 1888 saw the birth of the missionary movement to China from Canada and New York State. The greater significance is the impact of what God did then down through the years, felt even now.

Pioneers who led the way into interior China


George Clarke—Unswerving Servant

George and Fanny Clarke were the first missionaries in Yunnan. George persevered in pioneering work despite adversity and sorrow. How did he stay the course in circumstances that would have caused others to give up?


James Cameron—the Livingstone of China

James Cameron was among a small band of CIM missionaries who made long evangelistic journeys over vast areas in interior China. God used this small band to turn the tide of his mission in China and Cameron’s story offers glimpses of that grand story.

Will be published in late August

Read about his journey in 1877 to Batang near the border of Tibet.

Monuments of faith—Faithful unto death


William Fleming—“Gospel Shark”: The First CIM Missionary Martyr

William Fleming joined the CIM in 1895 and sailed from Australia to China. Did the martydom of William Fleming and Pan Shou-Shan in 1898 result in hoped-for fruit?

George Erwin King

Who Will Pick Up the Torch?

A promising young medical evangelist, George King was born in China to CIM missionaries. Read how his life story stirred the writing of the hymn “Facing a Task Unfinished.”


“Jesus, Crowned with Glory and Honour”

George Gibb, the CIM General Director from 1935 to 1940, shares stories of Chinese who heard and responded to the gospel and how they remained faithful in their faith until death.

Pioneering work among people groups of China

MRT 14.1 The first girls' Bible school & Isobel Kuhn

God’s Mission to the Lisu

Many missionaries labored among the Lisu, a chain of connecting stories from J. O. Fraser to the accounts by Leila Cooke and Isobel Kuhn.


Pioneering in Nosuland by A. J. Broomhall

In the turbulent times of the Communist revolution, A J and Janet Broomhall labored courageously with Ruth Dix and Joan Wales among the Nosu in Zhaojue.

Stories of the early years of OMF

Byun Jae Chang & Cho Eran EAM Dec80-Jan81

First missionaries sent by Korean Home Council

OMF Korea sent their first missionaries in 1981. Byun Jae Chang shares how the Lord led him and his wife Byun Cho Eran to serve Him in Japan.

Doh Moon Gap EAM Dec80-Jan81

“God’s guidance for me meant commitment to OMF”

Doh Moon Gap left his job in Korean Air Lines to join the newly formed OMF Korean Home Council in 1980 and served as OMF Home Secretary.

Stories about archival work

Doh Moon Gap interviewing candidate

Mission Research: Responding to Requests from Center Leaders

Help was sought to search the archives for stories to commemorate 40 years of the Korean Home Council in 2020—stories to recall what God has done over the years.

Cyril Faulkner & Colin Tweddell

Mission Research: Connecting People Today with Their Personal History

“Who influenced my grandfather’s spiritual journey?” That was the gist of the question that came the old family photographs.

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