Missionary trio Mildred Cable and Evangeline and Franscesca French were the first Englishwomen to cross the infamous Gobi Desert, living for years among the diverse peoples of northwestern China in places few Europeans ever reached.
Educated and rich, Mildred Cable (1878-1952) once planned to be a concert pianist. Instead she served the people of China through wars and revolutions. Whether speaking the truth to a brutal general who held her prisoner, educating generations of Chinese girls, building self-sustaining Christian communities, or traveling the ancient Silk Road on a mule cart, Mildred followed Jesus with grit, determination, intelligence, and faith.
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What members say
This is a story to raise your girls on. Mildred and her missionary partners, Eva and Francesca, travel all over the world telling people about Jesus. I have been amazed at their journeying all over rural China and through the Gobi Desert. They were the first British women to make it through the desert! Their gentle love for Jesus is beautiful, and they are a good example of respecting culture and traditions while offering the hope of Jesus.
The narrator is balanced and easy on the ears. I only wish I had a map to see where they had been.
- Sharon Wickey
Such an inspiring story about a godly group of missionaries who counted the cost and gave their all for the cause of Christ and the Gospel. Age, conflict, and wars never stopped them. Retirement wasn't an option. They continued until their deaths. God was with them. Now there is a thriving underground church in that region.