Come Wind Come Weather. Rennie's Mill Camp for Refugees...Hongkong, Fifth Year, 1954
Come Wind Come Weather. Rennie's Mill Camp for Refugees...Hongkong, Fifth Year, 1954
Come Wind Come Weather. Rennie's Mill Camp for Refugees...Hongkong, Fifth Year, 1954
Come Wind Come Weather. Rennie's Mill Camp for Refugees...Hongkong, Fifth Year, 1954

Come Wind Come Weather. Rennie's Mill Camp for Refugees...Hongkong, Fifth Year, 1954

No publication information given. 7.5 x 5.25 inches, stapled wrappers, 10 pp, with illustrations from photographs, map of camp. Minor handling wear; near fine. Provides a brief but interesting history of medical and social welfare work conducted by missionaries from several churches at Rennie's Mill Camp -- a settlement located "on a hillside far from town on the Kowloon side of the harbor" where refugees from Communist China were settled by the Hong Kong government beginning in 1950. As explained at the beginning of the booklet, "they were people whose homes and livelihoods had been left behind in China, and they were familiar with daily hunger, frustration, and fear. The mill had not operated for years, but the wharf was good and the site extensive. There were several hundreds of disabled people, crippled and blind, and for these a number of tent-like tar-paper huts were built. The able-bodied had to build for themselves on bare hillside. When typhoons came, their plight was very pitable." Several religious denominations (American Lutheran Missouri Synod; Norwegian Litheran Mission, Swedish Pentecostal Church, Church of Scotland, Evangelical and Reformed Church of America, and others) saw a need and stepped in to construct and operate churches, schools, and medical clinics to serve some 20,000 people. This book reviews the progress of work done between 1950 and 1954, with particular attention to a newly constructed sanatorium for tuberculosis patients. It also includes statistics on patients treated at the clinics and income and expenditures of the churches. Not located in OCLC.

Item #21562

Price: $75.00

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