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China experiences: assigned to language study in Peking; returns to America because of civil unrest in China, 1927; adjustments made to life in China; challenges faced as a new pastor; making the Chinese church indigenous; response to ecumenicity in China; evangelism in the countryside; experience with revivalism, early 1930's; church expectations of Chinese seeking to become Christians; working conditions in Kwangchow; the Kuomintang and the Communists in Kwangchow area; efforts to raise ransom for Bert Nelson and Kristofer Tvedt; return trip to Kaifeng, Honan, to reopen Bible school, 1938; moves school west to Chengyang, 1939; working with war refugees; travels west through China to return to America; returns to China to re-open Lutheran Bible Institute, 1946; post-war conditions in Honan, post-war plans of the Lutheran Church of China; the decision to leave and the journey out of China; later experiences as missionary to Taiwan; lessons from missionary experience; response to the People's Republic of China' memorable missionaries and Chinese Christians.
Midwest China Center
Bert Nelson, Kristofer Tvedt, Lutheran Bible Institute, refugees, Taiwan
Bly, Herman, "Midwest China Oral History and Archives Collection" (1977). China Oral Histories. 3.