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Manchester University Archives & Brethren Historical Collection

Church of the Brethren China Relief
E. Joseph Wampler & 
D. Eugene Wampler

Members of the Church of the Brethren rely on the New Testament as their guide, with the belief that Jesus intends a life based on peaceful action, simple and compassionate living, and a shared search for truth. These beliefs led the Brethren to respond to international need through the development of foreign missions.

Work in China began in 1908. By 1920, the Brethren had constructed large western-style hospitals and schools in four primary Chinese mission stations and did their best to assist the Chinese people who struggled for survival through famine, disease, war, and political unrest. After more than forty years of service, the last Brethren missionaries left Shanghai, China in February of 1951. Their work has been generally forgotten by the Chinese government, yet their legacy lives on. Illustrated with personal family photographs, this book is a story of empathy, dedication, and love.

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