Go Home and Tell
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Olive Bertha Smith was born November 16, 1888 near Cowpens, S.C. to John McClellan and Frances Thorne Smith. Smith graduated from Winthrop College in 1913. After teaching school for a year she was called to serve in the mission field for the Southern Baptist Church. She enrolled in the Woman's Missionary Union Training School in Louisville Kentucky and graduated in 1916. She was appointed as a missionary to China on July 3, 1917. She served in China from 1917 until her retirement in 1948. In her retirement Smith traveled across the world speaking about her mission experiences and her Christian beliefs. Bertha Smith died June 12, 1988 at the age of 99.
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Subtitled "How answered prayer under-girded an adventurous witness in China," Go Home and Tell is a memoir of Baptist Missionary Bertha Smith's mission work experiences in China and Formosa (Taiwan). The volume gives a "detailed account of the Shantung revival and related events.
Gift of Bertha Smith, Winthrop Class of 1913
Missions-China, Southern Baptist, Women Missionaries, Missions-Taiwan
Chinese Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Missions and World Christianity
Smith, Bertha, "Go Home and Tell" (1965). Rare Books. 90.
Inscribed and autographed by the author. "To the Library of my Alma Mater, Winthrop College, with sincere appreciation for training received here. Bertha Smith, Class of 1913