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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
“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
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.
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.