Bertha Smith

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LETTER FROM CHINA, Bertha Smith: ‘Unworthy of the privilege’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day during Baptist Press’ coverage of the Beijing Olympics, we are publishing a letter from a Southern Baptist missionary who served in China during the years before the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949. Some of the letters reveal these missionaries’ great love for the people of China; others provide […]

LETTER FROM CHINA, Bertha Smith: ‘Thanking you in advance’

CHEFOO, China -- My dear Dr. Ray,       May I trouble you to send me a typewriter? I want an Underwood. Hope you still get the missionary discount on Underwoods. I am sorry to ask you to do this but I understand that you are in the habit of such for missionaries and can get a better discount than we can.