estimated year 1888
Submitted by Rev. Dr. Nancy Allen. Thank you Nancy!
Another Missionary From This County.
About the first of next month, Miss Sarah Peters, of Princeville, expects to sail for China to engage in mission work among the people of the country. Miss Peters has for a number of years past been a successful teacher in the schools of this county. Three years ago, in order to more fully fit herself of educational work, she entered the Iowa State Normal School, and last month graduated in the fourth year class with high honors. While attending this school she became impressed with the importance and magnitude of the foreign missionary work, and after careful and prayerful study upon the subject made application for an appointment to a foreign field. A few weeks since she received notice from the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society that her application was accepted, and that she would be sent to the mission at Chin-Kiang, China. While acquanting a mastery of their language, she will spend several hours daily at evangelistic work among patients in the hospital, and also assist in the medical dispensary. Miss Peters has hosts of friends in Peoria and Marshall counties, who regret the loss of such a faithful teacher and earnest Christian worker from our midst, but as she goes forth in obedience to the call for labors, these friends will bid her God speed, and will follow her with good wishes and prayers, hoping that she may realize in her experience that "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." In all probability her friends will hear from her occasionally through the columns of this paper.
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