ON A MISSION
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD?
Could Mission to China be one of the greatest stories never told? From the same tradition as David Livingstone, facing an equal number of adversities, the man behind this story reached a level of achievement not seen in any other missionary of his time.
At the age of just 20, Walter Henry Medhurst set sail in August 1816 from London, aboard the General Graham, bound for Malacca (Malaysia) to establish a printing facility for the London Missionary Society. So began his career as a missionary, adventurer, printer, writer, translator, teacher and 19th Century pioneer to China.
The adventure starts in Madras (India),where Medhurst meets and falls in love with his wife Elizabeth and together they move to Malacca, Penang (Malaysia) and Batavia (Indonesia), to prepare for the day when China opens up to the "foreign devils". Remember during this time China was closed off to Foreigners. Walter wished to spread the Christian message to the heart of this Oriental Empire.