Esther Expedition Follow-up

It’s late Monday night and I find myself back in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, looking for  evidence of Esther Nelson.

When Noel and I were here in March, we learned that an institution in town has an extensive archive of pre-1949 mission agency documents. A friend of a friend of a friend has secured permission for me to spend the day poking around the archives, which I plan to do tomorrow.

I will be looking for information on Esther, a bell, and an airplane. (You’ll have to stay tuned to hear more about that.)

Here’s another photo from our trip in March — of the old city of Huili, Sichuan. Take away the motorcycles, the emergency shelter sign and the security camera keeping watch over the citizenry, and Esther probably would recognize the intersection.

 

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  1. Wow! My great aunt was a missionary in China, kicked out in ’49 and apparently I have relatives, distant cousins I think, who are actually buried in Wuhan. I may be interested in those archives when I find myself there. Providence.