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The China Inland Mission

FounderThe Late Rev. J. HUDSON TAYLOR, M.R.C.S.

General Director—D. E. HOSTE.


Object—The China Inland Mission was formed under a deep sense of China's pressing need, and with an earnest desire, constrained by the love of Christ and the hope of His coming, to obey the command to preach the Gospel to every creature.

Character.—The Mission is Evangelical and pandenominational, embracing members of all the leading denominations of Christians.

Methods.—Duly qualified candidates are accepted without restriction as to denomination, provided they are sound in all the fundamental truths of the faith.

All missionaries go forth in dependence upon God for supplies, without any guarantee of income from the Mission.

The Mission is entirely supported by the free-will offerings of God's people, no personal solicitation or collections being authorised. No more is expended than is thus received, going into debt being considered inconsistent with the principle of entire dependence upon God.

Progress.—On January 1, 1906, there were in connection with the Mission, 849 missionaries and associates (including wives), 18 ordained Chinese pastors, 365 assistant Chinese preachers, 169 Chinese school teachers, 206 Colporteurs, 130 Biblewomen, and 394 other unpaid Chinese helpers, about 14,078 communicants, 21,648 having been baptized from the commencement. There are 476 organised churches, 188 schools, 37 dispensaries, 101 opium refuges, and 7 hospitals.

"China's Millions," the organ of the Mission, published monthly. Illustrated, 1d.; or 1s. 6d. per annum, post free.


HEADQUARTERS OF THE MISSION

London ... Newington Green.
Philadelphia ... 235 School Lane, Germantown.
Toronto ... 507 Church Street
Melbourne ... 267 Collins Street.

Donations and Correspondence should be addressed to the Secretary at any of the above addresses.

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