Giants Walked Among Us (#28 in Jaffray Collection Of Missionary Portraits Series)
Paul and Ina Bartel loved China and loved the Chinese people. It was only natural, for their parents on both sides were also missionaries to China. Paul first met Ina at the missionary boarding school, but it would be...
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Paul and Ina Bartel loved China and loved the Chinese people. It was only natural, for their parents on both sides were also missionaries to China. Paul first met Ina at the missionary boarding school, but it would be years before they married.
The lot of pioneer missionaries in early 20th-century China was grim. Ragtag bandit bands constantly clashed with undisciplined soldiers. Blood flowed. Bullets flew. But that did not deter Paul and Ina, for the situation was even worse for Chinese Christians. In many places, martyrdom was something to be expected.
The lives of the Bartels can be described only partially in these pages. Marked by incredible commitment, relentless vision and godly grace, the influence of Paul and Ina Bartel continues to reach the worldwide community of their beloved Chinese.
Continuing the story of Red Runs the River, Exiles of Hope illuminates the explosive growth of the church in China following the Communist takeover in 1949 through the lives of two young people. Despite the deeply emotional struggle of Anching and Meiling, who were forcibly separated from each other by the rigors of civil war and political upheaval, it is nonetheless a story of hope. Undaunted by persecution and suffering and against all odds of ever finding each other again, they steadfastly trust in the promises of God. It is the story of the high cost of discipleship and choosing to love God above all else, and about two young people who cannot forget the love they once shared.