Fitting In and Settling In
Once the Lammermuir party landed and the missionary party found a place to stay, they immediately adopted the ways of the Chinese they would be ministering among. This included a diet consisting of a great deal of rice, and the difficult task of mastering chopsticks. They also adopted Chinese dress, which caused quite a stir among other Europeans.
At a young age, Emily Blatchely became an orphan. Her parents had entrusted her to the care of missionaries Hudson and Maria Taylor, founders of the China Inland Mission. As she grew into her twenties, she became the governess for the Hudson family and graduated from the Home and Colonial Training College. She would become a key part of the China Inland Mission before her life was cut tragically short. This is the first part of her story.
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I would love to see your comments below. What parts of her story touched you the most? What did you find surprising, interesting, or funny?
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Sara McCaslin is an engineer, a computer scientist, and a freelance writer.