Letters - 1896.03.06 to Mr. Baring-Gould Arrival in China
c/o Miss Wolfe
March 6, 1896
“The Lord hath done great things for us whereof we are glad.”
“The Lord will do great things”
Dear Mr. Baring-Gould —
We arrived quite safely last Tuesday. Mr. Lloyd & the Misses Wolfe and Miss Read met us in the steam launch & on the way to Foochow Mr. Lloyd read Ps. LCI. & gave thanks and prayed for us all. It was lovely to rest on our Father’s words “He shall cover thee.” As we stepped for the first time upon this soil and realised perhaps as never before the honor God had put upon us. Quite an army of missionaries met us & gave us such a loving welcome. Six of us are here with Miss Wolfe. Miss Harrison and Miss Andrews are at Archdeacon Wolfe’s and the C.E.Z.M.S. ladies are at the Olives. We are all so happy together. Miss Wolfe is very kind and sympathetic. Yesterday we started the study of Chinese. It is so interesting. I am glad so much prayer is going up for us all for we do need God’s help in our study.
We are having half holiday today and so in need we are having an afternoon of ladies writing. It is certainly better writing under difficulties for most of our party seems to have so much to talk about. We are all delighted to hear of the blessing God is giving in this province. The churches are crowded with heathen and now (?) in this city the same earnest spirit of enquiry is witnessed. The workers here are quite cheered.
Will you kindly remember me to Mr. and Miss Baring Gould and tell them it was one the of happiest days of my life when I really landed in China.
Margaret E. Barber.