Emma Anderson

(1865-1909). Educator, Bible worker, missionary, author. Born in Wisconsin, she began teaching in 1882. In 1887 she became a Bible worker in Wisconsin. In 1892 she was invited to serve as Sabbath school secretary and president of the Sabbath School Association for Wisconsin. She married teacher-preacher J. N. Anderson in 1896, and four years later the family, including 4-year-old Stanley and Emma’s sister, Ida, embarked on a mission to China. They stayed with Abram La Rue in Hong Kong while studying Chinese. Although surrounded by the danger of disease, they witnessed the firstfruits of their ministry when 11 were baptized. In 1903 the family moved to Canton and opened a training school. Emma became well acquainted with Chinese culture as she worked with the women and children and served...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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