Reflection — October 8th
Thomas Paine, founding father of the United States once remarked, "Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.”
When I was nine years old, a newly qualified minister came to our church as sole nominee. With a human size cardboard cut out of Gladys Aylward, his children's address introduced me to the remarkable story of "The Small Woman" as Alan Burgess called her in his biography.
She felt called to be a missionary in China. The China Inland Mission didn't consider her to be satisfactory material and did not offer her further training due to
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