1931 Diary

G = Grandma Rose Etta Reiton
D.V. = God willing

Thursday, January 1
About 25 foreigners went to Mrs. Broaddus funeral. Albert had charge. Got back at 1:00. Fed over a hundred beggars and poor in the mission. A blessed time.

Friday, January 2
Helen went to Macao with Miss Hardy and others. Worked on books and Flashlight. Night meetings.

Saturday, January 3
Work in general. Workers’ prayer meeting. Wrote letters.

Sunday, January 4
Lord’s supper. Good meetings all day and souls at altars. Mr. Munroe, Mrs. French, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffries came and stayed all night.

Monday, January 5
Worked hard all day. Mrs. Galloway, Munroe, Mrs. French and Jeffries here over night. Many callers. Taught.

Tuesday, January 6
Mrs. Galloway had chapel service. Jeffries went to Shanghai. The others to Canton. Hospital meeting. Helen got her trombone. Night meetings.

Wednesday, January 7
Sewed. Taught. Worked on Flashlight. Night meeting.

Thursday, January 8
Taught. Wrote and went to Shamshuipo meeting. It is now 11:30 P.M. and I must go to bed.

Friday, January 9
Work in general. Mrs. Oden and I called on Mrs. Philippi and her baby, David Everett, in Matilda Hospital. Very cold. Good street and night meeting.

Saturday, January 10
Work in general. Prayer meeting and Sunday school business meeting. Served tea and cake to about 20.

Sunday, January 11
Hung Hom Kwok preached in A.M. and Mr. Philippi at night. Good meetings all day. Called at Smith’s in P.M.

Monday, January 12
Wrote a letter, went to Hong Kong, taught. Mr. Munroe here. Went to Oden’s, had teachers’ business meeting and had tea and cake and candy.

Tuesday, January 13
Whitewashers here. Mr. and Mrs. Stanton, Mr. Munroe and Miss Pierce here for supper. Very cold. Street and night meetings. Munroe and Stantons left for Canton.

Wednesday, January 14
Whitewashers still here. Taught, had meetings and had many callers.

Thursday, January 15
Painted doors in back. Work in general. Callers, proofread circular, meetings, etc.

Friday, January 16
Swanson came. Brought Victrola. Had good prayer meeting. Many callers.

Saturday, January 17
Miss Bancroft here. Many callers. P.M. Prayer meeting. Swanson sailed for Manila at 6:00. Got fruit from Mrs. Floberg. Went to Oi Kwong’s school.

Sunday, January 18
Good meetings. Went to Kowloon City at night. Called at Miss Matley’s.

Monday, January 19
Wrote letters. Many callers. Miss Bancroft over night. In Ho, Ah Choi’s little 14-year old niece is here from the country, came on Saturday. She wants to find work – her parent’s cannot support her. She is eating and sleeping here for a while.

Tuesday, January 20
Married 18 years ago. Meetings. Work in General.

Wednesday, January 21
Stantons came back from Canton on noon train. I went shopping with them to Hong Kong. He preached at night.

Thursday, January 22
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton sail at noon for Australia, New Zealand, etc. He preached on Divine Love. Mrs. Smith, Philippi and many other here. Getting out circular to mail on Monday. Night meetings. Work in general.

Friday, January 23
Went to Hong Kong. Work in general. Night meetings.

Saturday, January 24
Prayer meeting. Many callers. Helen went to her school mate’s birthday party.

Sunday, January 25
Swanson back from Manila. Good meeting. At noon our family and Swanson had dinner at Mrs. Smith’s and then after dinner the other workers went and we all sang songs. Night meetings – souls at altar.

Monday, January 26
Rev. Shelhamer and son arrived at 1:30 P.M. Students and all missionaries at wharf (Empress of Asia) to meet them. Our Revival began at 7:00 P.M. Swanson sailed at midnight for California. Fine meeting.

Tuesday, January 27
Mr. Shelhamer had chapel service and 2:00 P.M. meeting. Son had night meeting. Helen prayed and found new peace. Many at altar.

Wednesday, January 28
Three very fine meetings. Many at altars.

Thursday, January 29
Larson came down deep conviction, many confessions and seekers.

Friday, January 30
Very good meetings – large crowds. Young Shelhamer went to Canton on night boat with Larson. Many at altar.

Saturday, January 31
Fast day – wonderful meetings. Many for supper.

Sunday, February 1
Asbury boys came at 1:00 P.M. Munroe here. Rev. Shelhamer preached at noon and night. Munroe had meeting for children. A blessed victorious day. Collection for Brother Shelhamer was $66.00 and well nearly $67.00 and then he turned around and raised $60 odd for our expense in the meeting.

Monday, February 2
Met Mr. Shelhamer’s son who got back from Canton. Mr. French came down. Asbury trio left for Macao. Went to Hong Kong. Night meeting – good crowd.

Tuesday, February 3
School reopened. New students. Shelhamer had chapel service – left at 4:00 P.M. for Port Said. Many callers. Fifty odd at wharf to see them off. They received over $100.00 collection altogether.

Wednesday, February 4
Taught. Esther scalded her foot with hot water last night. Took her to Dr. Smalley to dress it. Many callers.

Thursday, February 5
Went to hospital again with Esther. Had Fung and Kam Mooi here for two hours. Talk, taught, sewed, and wrote. Miss Pierce for supper. Night meeting.

Friday, February 6
The Asbury Team got back from Macao. Mr. Erny preached at 7:00 P.M. A very good meeting.

Saturday, February 7
Albert’s birthday. A very busy day. The men were in Hong Kong and many other places. Good prayer meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Crane and all the missionaries came to hear the Asbury Team play and sing and we had cake and cocoa for Albert’s 49th birthday.

Sunday, February 8
Mr. Erny preached. Kirkpatrick preached at Kowloon. They all went to Cheung Chau. They sailed for Manila at 9:00 P.M. the drowned boat man’s funeral was at 1:00 P.M. We had a fine night meting and souls at altar.

Monday, February 9
Put desk in little back room. Had teachers’ meeting at Oden’s. Had Mr. Hoh and Ah Tso and Ah Choi for dinner and Miss pierce and Hardy for supper. Work in general.

Tuesday, February 10
Work in general. Hospital meeting. Night meeting. Callers.

Wednesday, February 11
Taught. Early prayer meeting. Miss Bancroft here and many other. Night meeting. Rainy.

Thursday, February 12
Taught. Miss Hitchcock, Bancroft and Mrs. Crane, Pierce and many other callers. Mung Tin Chung here from Pok Hoi. Street and night meetings. Work in general – sewed.

Friday, February 13
Met Miss Hoskins enroute to Japan from England. Went to Hong Kong. Taught. Night meetings. Miss Hitchcock, Pierce and Hoskins for supper.

Saturday, February 14
Sewed. Prayer meeting. Odens went to Canton to visit. Work in general.

Sunday, February 15
Four meetings. Crane children here since Saturday. English sailor boy for supper.

Monday, February 16
Went to Hong Kong. Miss Southwick bought an organ for self and we bought one for Koon Chung Mission. Mr. Larson came. Many callers.

Tuesday, February 17
Helen, Esther Crane, Elizabeth Rousseau and Miss Myers went to Cheung Chau yesterday. Today is Chinese New Year. The noise last night and today has been fierce. Held open air meeting. Bible school closed for three days. Work in general. Many callers. Went to Koon Chung meeting.

Wednesday, February 18
Open air meetings in and around Kowloon City. Night meetings. Wonderful opportunities.

Thursday, February 19
One crowd went to Cheung Chau and another to Sham Shui Po. Albert married a couple at the Island. Li Sz Tai, Ah Choi, Myers and Southwick for 3:00 dinner. Night meetings.

Friday, February 20
The Asbury Team back from Canton. Bible school reopened after New Year holidays. The boys played and sang and Brother Kirkpatrick preached on John 3:16.

Saturday, February 21
They sailed for India. The school sang them off from the front of our steps. Prayer meeting in P.M. Many callers. Work in general.

Sunday, February 22
Good meetings. Destroyed idols on Mr. Ip’s boat. Miss Hardy for supper.

Monday, February 23
Worked all day on Asbury Team bulletins. Odens, Chan Kwong and Robert for supper. Altered Tak Ching’s coat. Many callers.

Tuesday, February 24
Went to Hong Kong and got material for Helen’s gym dress. Hospital meeting and night meeting – nine seekers. Pink Korean cloth – $1.10 yard.

Wednesday, February 25
Stockings – long black – $2.00 half dozen. Called at Cranes. Miss Bancroft for dinner. Taught. Night meetings, etc.

Thursday, February 26
Went to hospital with Mrs. Crane and Rebecca. Many callers. Taught. Meeting. Mr. Oden’s birthday. All the foreign workers had a Chinese supper in their home.

Friday, February 27
Worked all day. Night meetings.

Saturday, February 28
Prayer and fast day.

Sunday, March 1
Cold and cloudy. Good meetings – souls at altar.

Monday, March 2
Many callers and wrote letters. Rain. Destroyed idols at Aberdeen.

Tuesday, March 3
Work in general. Hospital meeting. Went to flower garden. Mrs. Crane here. Went to Kowloon meetings. Many callers.

Wednesday, March 4
Taught. Had charge of Koon Chung meeting. Prayer.

Thursday, March 5
Went to Hong Kong with Miss Hardy. Night meetings. Many callers. Taught.

Friday, March 6
Made brown Korean cloth dress, taught and called. Meetings, etc.

Saturday, March 7
Work in general. Prayer meeting.

Sunday, March 8
Four meetings – souls at altar. Li Kwan Ying (Ng Si Ni) has a baby girl (6-3/4 lbs) born during last night.

Monday, March 9
Many callers. Myers and Southwick at noon. Odens, Pierce and Elizabeth at night. Work in general.

Tuesday, March 10
Hospital meeting – fine opportunity. Rain. Went to pray for Leung Si Ni at Shamshuipo. Stayed there for prayer meeting.

Wednesday, March 11
Altered dresses for Helen. Taught and had night meetings.

Thursday, March 12
School closed in memory for President. Night meetings. Three Cheung students came from country. I called at Cheung’s. Work in general. Munroe here.

Friday, March 13
Called at Crane’s. Wrote, taught and sewed. Street and indoor meetings.

Saturday, March 14
Work in general. Prayer meeting. Munroe back from Macao. Many callers.

Sunday, March 15
Rain. Good meeting. Munroe had charge of night meeting. Brother W. G. Smith came. Odens for supper and Munroe and Pierce.

Monday, March 16
Rev. Jack Linn from U.S.A. arrived (Congregational). Odens, Munroe, Smith, Linn, Albert and I had dinner in On Lok Yuen. He preached at 7:00 P.M. on Ye Must Be Born Again – John 3:4, 7 and 8. Fine attention and attendance. Good altar service.

Tuesday, March 17
Went to the out stations with Rev. Linn. Rain. Miss Bancroft for dinner. Night meeting. A.M. text – Matthew 5:48 and at night Psalms 126:3.

Wednesday, March 18
Went to water front, temple, graveyard, Cheung Chau, etc. A.M. meeting – I Peter 3:15. Night had large crowd.

Thursday, March 19
Dinner at Miss Pierce’s. Supper at Oden’s. Went through old city, visited homes, Old people’s home and destroyed idols after meeting. Fine meeting.

Friday, March 20
Meeting at Kowloon City. Also two at Yaumati. Met a Miss Quinn whom Mr. Linn knew in U.S.

Saturday, March 21
Went to Hong Kong to help them buy tickets for Manila and went to cemetery. Went with Brother Smith to Mrs. Crane’s. Lum I here about his brother’s marriage. Missed the 2:00 P.M. prayer meeting. Linn sailed at 5:00 P.M. for Manila.

Sunday, March 22
Good meetings all day. Chan Kwong and Po Wing for supper. Mrs. Crane called. Miss Pierce for dinner.

Monday, March 23
Brother Swanson arrived at noon. Mrs. Storey sent Helen pajamas and underwear. All the missionaries here – sung, prayed and talked.

Tuesday, March 24
Mr. Swanson here. Edwin Lee came for money Swanson had for him. Swanson sailed at 6:00 for Manila. Many callers. Night meetings.

Wednesday, March 25
Bought three tablecloths for Swanson. Taught, sewed, wrote and had meetings. Miss Southwick sick.

Thursday, March 26
Had ice cream. Made green gingham dress, taught and had meetings. Many callers. Work in general. Ah Koi sick and Miss Southwick has fever.

Friday, March 27
Worked all day. Taught. Night meetings.

Saturday, March 28
Prayer and fast day. Mr. Gaddis and three Moser sisters arrived at 9:00 A.M. Mr. Munroe also came. Had ten for supper. Mr. Gaddis spoke on prayer and the ladies sang.

Sunday, March 29
Rev. Linn returned from Manila. Gaddis preached in A.M. and Miss Moser had children’s meeting. Linn had charge of communion service. Miss Moser had children’s meeting at Shamshuipo in P.M. Linn preached here at night. Had 14 for meals all day.

Monday, March 30
Munroe and Linn left for Canton via Macao. Chapel and night services. Brother Swanson here all day. Miss Bancroft and Miss Quinn came from Cheung Chau. The two Lee boys came up. A very full day.

Tuesday, March 31
Am not well – have fever of afternoons. Mr. Gaddis preached in Kowloon City at 2:00 P.M. Swanson sailed at 8:00 A.M. His first trip to New York on this ship. Fine night meetings.

Wednesday, April 1
A beautiful day. Good chapel service. I’m in bed most of the day. Night meetings.

Thursday, April 2
Taught my class again. Fine A.M. and night meetings. The Moser sisters also sang in Shamshuipo. Many callers.

Friday, April 3
Good Friday. Munroe brought Rev. Linn back from Canton. Fine night meetings.

Saturday, April 4
Rev. Linn sailed for India. Prayer meeting. Work in general. Esther has fever.

Sunday, April 5
Easter Sunday. Esther better. Moser sisters sang and Rev. Gaddis preached. Dragon worship procession on the streets.

Monday, April 6
Miss Rachel Moser is sick with cold. Fine 9:00 A.M. meeting and night meeting.

Tuesday, April 7
Work in general. A.M. and night meeting, hospital meeting and then destroyed idols on boat.

Wednesday, April 8
Rain and cold. Fine meetings – large crowds.

Thursday, April 9
Meetings continue. Many seekers.

Friday, April 10
Rev. Gaddis sick in bed. Had Dr. Wong call. He preached at night. A very large crowd – many seekers.

Saturday, April 11
9:00 A.M. meeting and then at 1:00 P.M. Ping Kei farewell meeting. She is going to Hoi Fong to get married. 3:00 P.M. had Bible school business meeting. 5:00 P.M. dressed a woman for burial. Supper and many callers.

Sunday, April 12
A fine A.M. meeting. Munroe here to meet Kilbourne, Woods and Rice from Shanghai. Funeral at 2:00 P.M. Many callers. A very large crowd at night. Many in balcony and on steps and standing. Many at altar. Their last night in Yaumati Mission

Monday, April 13
Albert took the Gaddis/Moser party to Macao. Esther sick and took her to Dr. Smalley. Many callers all day.

Tuesday, April 14
Leung Ping Kei sailed for Hoi Fong. A large crowd farewelled her from Yaumati wharf at 11:30 A.M. The Gaddis party begin meetings in St. Paul’s Church – Hong Kong tonight. Had an overcrowded house, many turned away.

Wednesday, April 15
Went way back of Kowloon City to help launch a new boat of the Chan family. Had a very long walk – got home and ate dinner and left for Kowloon City afternoon meeting. A very full house. Mr. Gaddis gave a fine sermon. Rev. Gaddis gave us six new records. We are soon off for night meeting in Hong Kong. A very large crowd and hundreds of hands up for prayer.

Thursday, April 16
Meeting in Victoria home. Peniel (Kowloon) and Hong Kong packed to the limit. A wonderful sermon, but the preacher forbid an altar call. God help him.

Friday, April 17
Went to Happy Valley, to the peak, heathen cemetery and to On Lok Yuen for lunch. Mr. Cheung Kat Ching, Manager of On Lok Uen, invited the Gaddis party to the 8th floor of China building for a feast – sharks fins, bird nest soup and many fine dishes were served. His two sons and Mr. Chan, the interpreter, were there. Ten altogether. A very fine night meeting.

Saturday, April 18
Dinner at Mrs. Chung Mow Fung in old Kowloon City. She had a lovely Chinese meal. Had a wonderful meeting here in Peniel. Brother Gaddis preached. Helen at Island. Good spirit in workers’ prayer meeting.

Sunday, April 19
Rev. Gaddis preached A.M. and night. Moser sisters sang beautifully. Every seat filled and many standing. The altar was packed three rows deep. The Lord was there. Praise His Name. Their last meeting ere they sail. It poured rain all during meeting.

Monday, April 20
Just pouring rain. The girls are packing to sail tomorrow. We all went to Oden’s in the evening.

Tuesday, April 21
Gaddis/Moser sisters, Kilbourns, Rice and wife and Mr. Philips of Philips House sailed for U.S. French family were to go but on account of train wreck, they did not get here. They went back to Canton. Mr. Woods of O.M.S. stayed here in Canton. A good night meeting and souls at altar.

Wednesday, April 22
Taught, sewed, had callers. Meetings. Work in general.

Thursday, April 23
Bible study for candidates. Taught and went to Lam I to pray. Their family has measles.

Friday, April 24
Work in general. Taught and sewed. Meetings.

Saturday, April 25
Prayer and fast day. Examined candidates for baptism P.M. and night. Frenches from Canton sailed for Shanghai and U.S.A. Munroe here.

Sunday, April 26
A great day. 26 women and 18 men baptized. A full house. One was 95 years old. At 4:00 P.M. all we foreigners and also Brother Munroe went out to Chan Sai Lo new boat and had a meeting and feast. Fine street and night meetings – souls at altar. Praise God!

Monday, April 27
Altered dresses, wrote, had many callers and work in general.

Tuesday, April 28
Wrote. Hospital Meeting. Mrs. Crane called and others. Night meetings.

Wednesday, April 29
Taught, wrote for Flashlight, callers and early meeting. Miss Bancroft and Miss Hardy went to Koon Shaan. Night meetings.

Thursday, April 30
Many callers. Work in general. Night Bible study by Mr. Oden. Taught.

Friday, May 1
Sewed, wrote, taught and worked in general. Night meetings.

Saturday, May 2
Prayer meeting. Many callers.

Sunday, May 3
Four meetings – souls at altar.

Monday, May 4
Sewed, wrote and had callers. Miss Bancroft back from country – stayed overnight.

Tuesday, May 5
Went shopping with Mrs. Crane. Hospital meeting and night meeting.

Wednesday, May 6
Work in general. Meetings. Taught. Made pickles and put 11 catties of cucumbers into 10 cents worth of course sale.

Thursday, May 7
Worked on Asbury Trio circular that we are mailing for them. Rev. Au came down and stayed overnight.

Friday, May 8
Au Muk Sz had chapel service. MK 10 blind man. In Ho sick. Mrs. Crane sent for us to come pray for David. He was suffering from a fall. The Lord answers.

Saturday, May 9
Called and wrote. Prayer meeting. In Ho still sick. Work in general.

Sunday, May 10
Had Dr. Wong last night and this A.M. for In Ho. Took her to Nethersole Hospital. Got back for meeting – Hung Hom Kwok preached. Rain.

Monday, May 11
Work in general. Many callers. Helped Miss Pierce sew.

Tuesday, May 12
Hospital meting. Began a week of prayer here in Yaumati. Destroyed idols in a home.

Wednesday, May 13
Work in general – taught. Prayer meeting. Callers.

Thursday, May 14
Helen came home at noon sick. Fever 103. Taught and Stayed with Helen.

Friday, May 15
Helen better. Lord answers prayer. Many callers. Folded circulars.

Saturday, May 16
Mailed circulars. Prayer meeting. Helen better. Many callers.

Sunday, May 17
Mrs. Oden brought us a lovely cake. Four meetings. Called.

Monday, May 18
Went to knitting factory. Helen started to school again. Miss Southwick, Esther, Albert and I went to Cheung Chau. Looked at the waterfront place for a mission location. The other place leaks so. Many callers.

Tuesday, May 19
Rain all day. Many callers. Night meeting.

Wednesday, May 20
Went to Kowloon Hospital with Mrs. Oden. Poured rain. Doctor forbid her to study. No strength. Called in Hung Hom, taught. Street and night meetings. Work in general.

Thursday, May 21
Miss Matley came back from country yesterday. Bible study. Many callers.

Friday, May 22
Dressed the woman who drowned. Many bodies in morgue. Funeral in church. Night meetings.

Saturday, May 23
Mrs. Oden not well. Doctor ordered her to rest and diet. Workers’ prayer meeting. Called. Mrs. Crane here.

Sunday, May 24
Meetings. Callers – Odens came.

Monday, May 25
Made Helen’s pink dress for her birthday from Mrs. Grant. Called, mended, and made some DVDs over for Mr. Oden.

Tuesday, May 26
Larsons came down from Canton on boat enroute to U.S.A. Also Miss James and Miss Kirkalday came from England enroute to Japan Holiness Rescue work. Were here for supper. Had many callers all day. Good meeting at night and then went to ship to say goodbye to Larsons. Their shop sails at 8:00 A.M. tomorrow. Herbert James weighs 24 lbs.

Wednesday, May 27
Made Helen petticoat, taught, callers, letters, etc. Meetings.

Thursday, May 28
Went to Hong Kong. Taught. Night meetings. Work in general.

Friday, May 29
Sewed, taught and called. Meetings.

Saturday, May 30
Mrs. Oden entered the Matilda – nerves and heart. Mr. Oden and I went up with her at 9:00 A.M. Miss Matley and Mr. Broadus there to take Mrs. Broadus baby home. Mrs. Marsh entered with sprue. Prayer and fast day. Work in general.

Sunday, May 31
Very hard rain. Funeral of a grandma. Brother Oden here. Good meeting – large crowd. Kowloon meeting at night.

Monday, June 1
Called on boat and land people. Worked all day.

Tuesday, June 2
Took Ak Kiu, footless girl, over to old Kowloon Refuge Home. Luk Shaam helped me. Got back at 6:00 P.M. Hospital and night meetings and street meeting. Work in general. Miss Pierce entered Matilda for treatments for her face.

Wednesday, June 3
Taught. Called at German Home. Night meetings. Typhoon signal up.

Thursday, June 4
Work in general. Meetings. Went to Kowloon meeting. Taught, etc.

Friday, June 5
Bought Helen’s shoes and Albert’s in Kowloon night meetings. Sewed.

Saturday, June 6
Prayer meeting, teachers’ meeting and board meeting.

Sunday, June 7
Good meetings all day. Called at Matilda Hospital in P.M.

Monday, June 8
Called, sewed, callers, letters. Looked at houses to rent, etc.

Tuesday, June 9
Paid Miss Beswick $6.00 toward Ah Kiu’s support in Refuge home – old Kowloon City. Hard rain. Decided to take house at end of Hamilton and Nathan Road to live. Night meetings.

Wednesday, June 10
Rain. Early prayer meeting. Night meetings. Callers. Work in general.

Thursday, June 11
Letters. Night meetings. Misses Tonkins, Westerland and another lady in meeting. Made three gowns.

Friday, June 12
Helen Elizabeth is 15 years old – has many gifts. Ah Choi graduation day. She had chapel service and then 30 odd came upstairs for cake, iced water, ice cream and cake. Miss Bancroft and Myers went to Matilda Hospital to visit. Commencement meeting at 7:30 P.M. Yung Pak Muk Sz preached. Had diploma tied with yellow and red ribbon – large crowd. Missionaries here enroute to England from Japan. Many callers.

Saturday, June 13
Boat wedding – Chan and Lei married at noon on big boat in harbor and then tea and cakes. At 4:00 P.M. a lot of us went again by request to eat supper. A long busy day. Esther Crane and Elizabeth Rousseau stayed all night with Helen.

Sunday, June14
Good meetings. Many callers. Prayed for sick baby. Hard rain. Little Kwok preached.

Monday, June 15
Destroyed idols at Shaukiwan. Worked all day. Called at Kowloon.

Tuesday, June 16
Hospital meeting and night meeting. Whitewashed at Shamshuipo chapel. Worked all day.

Wednesday, June 17
Early prayer meeting. Went out on boat to pray for Mr. Chan. Worked at various things all day. Packed to go to Cheung Chau. Night meetings.

Thursday, June 18
Got up at 4:00 A.M. and went to the Island. It was the opening of the mission on the waterfront street and the first anniversary meeting of Peniel at the Island. Had meeting at 11:00 and then examined candidates and then had tea drinking and then took picture. 14 were accepted for baptism. Miss Hardy, Southwick and our family were the foreigners. We and a lot of Chinese ladies stayed in Miss Hitchcock’s house over night. Water very rough.

Friday, June 19
Baptism at 10:00 A.M. – five women and nine men and boys. Meeting and Lord’s supper and then we had tea with Miss Bancroft and left on 4:00 P.M. launch.

Saturday, June 20
Worked all day. Prayer meeting and business meeting of Sunday school. Southwick, Hardy and Helen returned from Island. All here for supper.

Sunday, June 21
Rain. Meetings. Went to Matilda to visit. Everybody better. Myers and Southwick had thief.

Monday, June 22
We moved from 100 Portland Street to 562 Nathan Road. No rain. Got moved before night. We lived there nearly ten years.

Tuesday, June 23
It just poured rain today. So glad we got moved in the dry. They are changing the wiring and we are not settled. Went to destroy idols for Ng Si Ni and her husband (Tsz Si Ni’s sister). Had fine meeting.

Wednesday, June 24
Got all settled today in our new home. Kwok and Li Sz Tai started to shanghai, but found they had no reservations made and had to come back from ship. Night meetings, etc.

Thursday, June 25
Very hard rain. Au Kok Wan called. Meetings – work in general.

Friday, June 26
Au Kok Wan for dinner. Many callers. Wrote letters. Night meetings.

Saturday, June 27
Prayer and fast day – 40 odd present. Kwok and Li Sz Tai started to Shanghai. Miss Pierce returned from hospital.

Sunday, June 28
Mr. Cheung preached in A.M. Chan Kwong at night – seven at altar. Destroyed idols on two boats. Called at Craned.

Monday, June 29
Got Dr. Wong to go out to Crane’s. David has measles. Had many callers. Swanson got in at 9:00 P.M. We got to bed at 1:00 A.M.

Tuesday, June 30
Swanson here. Many callers. Funeral. Swanson sailed at 6:00 P.M. for Manila. The man on ship gave us coffee and a pillow. Odens and other girls for supper. Miss Pierce moved over Kowloon Mission.

Wednesday, July 1
Many callers. Worked all day.

Thursday, June 2
Wrote letters. Many callers. Work in general.

Friday, July 3
Sewed. Early prayer meeting. Looked at houses with Odens and the girls. Went out to Victoria Home, Old Kowloon, etc., etc. Night and prayer meeting.

Saturday, July 4
Peniel Sunday school picnic – 80 went out to end of Kowloon Tong to the mountains. Had a lovely time. Went to pray for Crane family – all sick. Many callers.

Sunday, July 5
Oden preached. Miss Pierce interpreted. Communion service after meeting. Odens and the girls for dinner. Mr. Lei Kam Man preached at night.

Monday, July 6
Swanson back. Took Esther to the Matilda for a little rest – has boils and seems run down. Had many callers until midnight.

Tuesday, July 7
Miss Black is to arrive enroute from Japan around world to America. Swanson sailed at 4:00 A.M. Hospital meeting. Odens here. Made Esther’s doll a dress.

Wednesday, July 8
Called on Esther and took her doll to her. She looks thin. Albert has cold and is in bed. Early prayer meeting. Sewed, etc.

Thursday, July 9
Work in general. Many callers.

Friday, July 10
Albert entered Matilda Hospital for a rest. Esther is there too. Very hard rain. Had many callers al day long. Night meeting.

Saturday, July 11
Paid bills. Callers. Prayer meeting, letters and work in general.

Sunday, July 12
Hung Hom Kwok in A.M. and Kam Chi Keung at night. Odens here. Rain. Helen and Esther Crane went to visit papa and Esther in Matilda.

Monday, July 13
Looked at house with Odens. Made Albert pajamas. Rain. Many callers. Five men left for country trip via Macao.

Tuesday, July 14
Oi Kwong came before I was up to pray for their baby – has fever. We called Cranes. Called on Albert and Esther in Matilda Hospital. Miss Pierce went in again to have her face treated.

Wednesday, July 15
Very hard electrical storm. Paid teng money on flat for Odens and girls on Nathan Road flat. Wrote letters and went to Kowloon Meeting. Five men at altar. Work in general. Many callers. Miss Southwick went to German Home for vacation.

Thursday, July 16
Rev. Au called, also Au Kok Wan and many others. Work in general. Odens came.

Friday, July 17
Funeral of Shamshuipo member’s husband. Many callers. Helen visited papa and Esther. Prayer meeting A.M. and night. Au Kok Wan there. Sewed.

Saturday, July 18
The band came back from country – fine opportunities. Afternoon prayer meeting. Many callers.

Sunday, July 19
Mr. Cheung preached in A.M. and Hoh Man Sam at night. Odens at Kowloon. Very hard rain.

Monday, July 20
Went to visit Esther and papa. Ah Choi went too. Bought groceries for Smiths – sent up by Joe and Po Wing. Many callers.

Tuesday, July 21
Many callers. Worked hard all day.

Wednesday, July 22
Sewed, wrote and work in general.

Thursday, July 23
Albert has fever again. Talked for Oden regarding wiring house, whitewashing, etc. Mrs. Chan Hoi very sick. Called ambulance and sent her to Hong Kong Hospital.

Friday, July 24
Mrs. Chan Hoi died just as they got her to the hospital in Hong Kong last night. Was buried from that side this afternoon. I went to the Matilda to see Albert and Esther. Bought groceries and got home at 7:00 – time for night meetings. Mrs. Marsh is here, came down from Matilda. Odens moved into the house on next corner form us – Nathan Road.

Saturday, July 25
Did shopping and work in general. Prayer and fast day.

Sunday, July 26
Chan Kwong preached A.M. and Lum I at night. Kwok came back from Shanghai. Miss Hitchcock and German sister and Mrs. Marsh for dinner. Mrs. Winters and Mr. Park also in meeting.

Monday, July 27
Work in general – wrote letters, helped Odens buy bamboo curtains for verandah, etc. Helen went to Cheung Chau.

Tuesday, July 28
Miss Hitchcock sails for America. Miss Hardy and I visited at Matilda. Hard rain. Many callers. Work in general.

Wednesday, July 29
Myers and Southwick are moving from Portland and Hamilton Street to Nathan Road with Odens. Miss Lai called – many others. Kowloon meeting.

Thursday, July 30
Made my red figured dress from Smith girls. Went to Koon Chung meeting. Went shopping. Work in general – letters, etc.

Friday, July 31
Varnished and scrubbed. Went to Hong Kong night meeting. Callers. Typhoon coming. Closed up most of the doors and windows.

Saturday, August 1
Typhoon here. Ah Joe Chan Ew Kwong and Mr. Hoh and I had prayer meeting. Then Miss Myers, Mrs. Marsh, Miss Hardy, Esther Crane, Helen, Ah Yuk and I had prayer meeting. Buses stopped about 11:30 A.M. Wind blew 136 mph. Albert came home about 6:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 2
Albert went back to hospital and got Esther. They are both home now and seem well. Good meetings all day. Mr. Kwok preached.

Monday, August 3
Countless callers all day. Work in general.

Tuesday, August 4
Worked in general. Went to Pooi Ling Mooi meeting.

Wednesday, August 5
Lo Siu Shang, Pang Sz Tai’s brother – 78 years old, fell in his room just after he got up and never gained consciousness again. Took him to Kowloon hospital. He died about 1:00 P.M.

Thursday, August 6
Mr. To funeral – many relatives came. 27 wreaths of flowers. Very hot day. Went to Pooi Ling meeting at night.

Friday, August 7
Early prayer meeting. Many callers. Work in general.

Saturday, August 8
Workers’ prayer meeting. Li Sz Tai grandson here. Mrs. Marsh and I went to Pooi Ling meeting. Many callers. Work in general.

Sunday, August 9
Kwok Chuk Leung preached. Good attendance.

Monday, August 10
Mr. and Mrs. Oden, Miss Myers, Miss Hardy, Mrs. Marsh, Li Si Tai, Shui Laan, Miss Pierce here for dinner. Miss Pierce went back to hospital again. Many callers all day.

Tuesday, August 11
Hospital meeting. Went to Shamshuipo meeting. Called, sewed, wrote, etc.

Wednesday, August 12
Early prayer meeting. Tsz Sin Shang very sick. Went to Sung Wong Toi beach with the children and Cranes. Rain. Called, etc.

Thursday, August 13
Wrote, sewed and work in general. Many callers.

Friday, August 14
Early prayer meeting. Very high wind all night. Miss Myers going to German home for vacation. Miss Southwick returned. Miss Hardy goes to Cheung Chau for two weeks. Odens returned from Cheung Chau. Called, sewed and worked in general. Night meetings.

Saturday, August 15
To Si Ni (a boat Christian) funeral – on Hong Kong side. Prayer meeting. Went to Mong Kok to a meeting with Mrs. Marsh. Rain.

Sunday, August 16
Typhoon near. Very windy and rain. Had no meeting at night. Mr. and Mrs. Winters called. Mr. Lum and Mr. Chui and many others.

Monday, August 17
Typhoon still stationary about 100 miles away. Work in general. Made my new bed bop with blue flowers – frill coat $5.00 and top $1.25. Miss Matley called.

Tuesday, August 18
Canned five quarts pineapple and made five pints jam. Miss Bancroft here. Edwin Lee left for U.S.A. Called and work in general.

Wednesday, August 19
Early prayer meeting. Worked on circular. Called in Kowloon City – night meeting there. Work in general.

Thursday, August 20
Albert took Chan Kwong to doctor. He is not well. Mrs. Marsh spent day with Miss Matley. Many callers.

Friday, August 21
Worked hard all day making crab apple jelly and butter. Made 90 pints – cost 18 cents pint (crabs 10 cents catty and 75 catties). Mrs. Smith called and gave me $30. Praise the Lord.

Saturday, August 22
Miss Clark for dinner. She and Mrs. Marsh were at our workers’ prayer meeting. A blessed time.

Sunday, August 23
Good meetings all day. Miss Southwick broke my heart with news she told me.

Monday, August 24
Chan Kwong, Shui Laan, Esther Crane, Helen, Esther, Albert and I went to Castle Peak and spent the day on the beach. Miss Pierce returned form Matilda Hospital. Mrs. Marsh went back to Shui King.

Tuesday, August 25
Miss Pierce here all day (Odens called – we talked about Miss Southwick’s plans). We, Albert and I, and Miss Southwick went to visit Miss Clark. She and Miss Pierce came home with us at 8:00 P.M. and we had ice cream and sandwiches.

Wednesday, August 26
Work in general. Cent to Crane’s. Stayed for supper.

Thursday, August 27
Had a terrible spell with my bowels from midnight until morning. Have been in bed all day. Many callers.

Friday, August 28
Many callers. In bed all day. Munroe called last night to talk to Albert about Miss Southwick.

Saturday, August 29
Prayer and fast day. I feel better. Miss Myers came home and Miss Hardy from Cheung Chau. Ping Kei got back yesterday from Hoi Phong. Her husband will come later. Climate did not agree with her. She will re-enter Bible school

Sunday, August 30
Miss Southwick preached – large crowd. Ah Choi’s sister, In Ho, and mother was in church. They came from the country. Callers, etc.

Monday, August 31
Sewed. Miss Hardy went to Canton with Miss Drew. Many callers.

Tuesday, September 1
Went to hospital meeting. Mrs. Burtt and Esther came. Many callers. Made Esther’s gym dress. Night meeting. Ella Munroe here with Miss Southwick.

Wednesday, September 2
Work in general. Meetings. Albert took Esther Burtt to Victoria and Mrs. Burtt to Matilda

Thursday, September 3
Typhoon. Meetings. Work in general.

Friday, September 4
Sewed. Miss Bancroft here. Got circular letters in envelopes. Night meetings.

Saturday, September 5
Workers’ prayer meeting. Many callers. Worked all day.

Sunday, September 6
Little Willie Lim went to heaven at 9:30 A.M. I was with him. Put him in coffin at 3:00 P.M. – funeral tomorrow. Mrs. Chung Ma Fung called. I did not stay for church.

Monday, September 7
Work in general. Willie Lim funeral at 1:00 P.M. Many callers. In Ho started to school half day.

Tuesday, September 8
School business meeting. Miss Southwick resigned as principal. Mr. Oden took her place. Hospital meeting. Rain. Night meetings.

Wednesday, September 9
Early prayer meeting. Work in general. Night meetings.

Thursday, September 10
Went to Victoria for Esther Burtt and then to Matilda for Mrs. Burtt. They are both here now. Night meetings.

Friday, September 11
Mrs. Crane and four children spent day here. Alice Kwan is getting married in Hoi Ping. Night meetings. Sewed.

Saturday, September 12
Worked all day. Mrs. Burtt went to children’s home. Mr. Smith brought Joy back to enter school. He is staying here. Prayer meeting.

Sunday, September 13
Good meetings all day. Many callers.

Monday, September 14
Board business meeting. Mrs. Crane and many others called. Worked all day.

Tuesday, September 15
Registration of Bible school students. Mr. Oden, Principal. Made Esther’s birthday dress. Night meetings.

Wednesday, September 16
First day of Bible school this term. Ah Ho left Saturday night and has not been back since – sick. I got Sam Koo (water woman today), Ah Ho’s brother’s baby died. Buried from church at 3:00 P.M. Munroe here yesterday and says Larsons will not be in O.M.S. any longer.

Thursday, September 17
Work in general. Many callers. Baked cake, etc. Night meetings.

Friday, September 18
Miss Ethel McPherson arrived at 3:00 P.M. from California. All missionaries and students down to meet her. All missionaries had supper here with us and then her reception meeting at 7:00 at Yaumati Mission. She is living with Myers and Southwick in Oden’s flat on Nathan Road. Brother Smith here.

Saturday, September 19
Work in general. Many callers. All the workers, students and missionaries here for prayer meeting and afterward we had cake and cold drinks. Each missionary brought a cake and afterwards took pictures in honor of Miss McPherson.

Sunday, September 20
Good meetings all day. Three ladies and Esther Crane for dinner. Miss Pierce and others for supper. Miss McP and I went to Kowloon City Mission.

Monday, September 21
Called on a Mr. Ma in Kwong Wa Hospital with Mrs. Crane and others. Ah Koi has sore eyes and cannot work. Left Saturday noon to rest a while. Went shopping with Miss McPherson – pith hat ($9.50). Went to police station and American consulate. Earthquake about 7:00 P.M. Callers, etc.

Tuesday, September 22
Worked hard all day. Ah Koi gone. Night meetings.

Wednesday, September 23
Cooked, scrubbed, sewed and entertained. Meetings and countless other duties. Dress from Hitchcock.

Thursday, September 24
Went to dentist with Mrs. Crane. Work in general. Night meetings.

Friday, September 25
Sewed and had many callers. Ah Koi not back yet.

Saturday, September 26
Prayer and fast day. The Chinese are destroying Japanese goods and trying to harm them. Some have been killed – unrest all over.

Sunday, September 27
Yau Kwong (Cheung’s boy) fell off their roof. Albert got him in Kowloon Hospital at 1:00 A.M. last night. The hospital is full of patients on account of stone throwing and Japanese boycott. Very noisy around missions all day. All Japanese pans and umbrellas and goods of all sorts thrown and dumped out until streets are full. Front of our home has been confusion all day. We closed all meetings for tonight. Miss Shek’s brother killed and others too.

Monday, September 28
Esther Reiton’s birthday – 8 years old. Two Kehr girls, two Crane girls, Morrison girl, two Rousseau girls, Esther Crane and Elizabeth Rousseau, my Helen and Esther all enjoyed her party. Many nice presents. Many callers and work in general.

Tuesday, September 29
Wrote letters, called, nine for dinner. Japanese boycott still brewing. Police told us to not have meetings on account of reds from Canton. Yau Kwong seems out of danger from his fall.

Wednesday, September 30
Many callers. Made Esther bloomers. Work in general. Prayer meetings in all missions. Boycott quieter.

Thursday, October 1
The girls have a full day of school. Made my blue cotton dress. Went to Kowloon prayer meeting. Many callers. Went shopping with Miss Hardy.

Friday, October 2
Called on Yau Kwong in hospital. Night meeting. Work in general.

Saturday, October 3
My birthday. Papa, Helen and Esther gave me $10. Mrs. Crane a vase and flowers. Ah Shui gave me flowers, Miss McPherson a bedspread and Miss Southwick gave me her picture. Had Sunday school business meeting, had Bible school teachers’ meeting and then prayer meeting. Kam Chi Keung elected Superintendent. MacKenzie gave me Mary Slessor.

Sunday, October 4
Communion Sunday. Kwok preached and Oden spoke at Communion. Finished meeting at 1:30 P.M. I did not go to night meeting.

Monday, October 5
Miss Pierce moved again opposite Mission on Hamilton Street. Mr. Swanson came at noon. All the missionaries came at 7:00 P.M. and we sang and prayed.

Tuesday, October 6
Swanson here. Very warm. Work in general. He sails at 6:00 P.M. for Manila. Helen got tennis racket from U.S.A. Night meetings.

Wednesday, October 7
Work in general. Meetings.

Thursday, October 8
Callers and called. Looked for Mission building in Shamshuipo. Got medicine for Mrs. Oden’s hives. Night meeting.

Friday, October 9
Early prayer meeting. Had workers’ prayer meeting at 2:00 P.M. instead of tomorrow for it is a holiday. Night meetings.

Saturday, October 10
Mrs. Oden still in bed with hived. Called at Cranes. Work in general.

Sunday, October 11
Good meetings all day. Three girls for dinner. Odens for supper. Mrs. Oden better.

Monday, October 12
Swanson here. All we missionaries had ice cream, pie and coffee at Miss Bancroft’s. Many callers.

Tuesday, October 13
Work in general. Hospital meeting and night meetings.

Wednesday, October 14
Called on Mrs. Kailey. Went to Hong Kong. Odens for supper. Night meetings.

Thursday, October 15
Work in general all day. Night meetings.

Friday, October 16
Miss Warren and Miss Schendel arrived at 8:00 A.M. from America enroute to Egypt Peniel Mission. A boat friend, Miss Moors, enroute to India – Church of God – came up here with them and had dinner and then we went to see her off on ship at 4:00 P.M. Then we helped the girls buy pith hats, etc. Night meetings.

Saturday, October 17
Workers’ prayer meeting and then McPherson, Warren, Schendel, our family and Esther Crane went to Rose Edna’s grave. Supper in On Lok Uen.

Sunday, October 18
Good meetings. Destroyed idols. The girls went to Shamshuipo meeting at night.

Monday, October 19
Hong Kong in A.M., etc. All the missionaries came at 6:30 P.M. and we sang songs and then had cake and cocoa in honor of the girls.

Tuesday, October 20
Miss Warren had chapel – I took a chill and in bed all day. Albert took the girls to Old Kowloon, etc.

Wednesday, October 21
Miss Myers took the girls to Cheung Chau. I’m still in bed.

Thursday, October 22
Albert took the girls to the peak. Examined women candidates for baptism last night. Examine men tonight. I’m still in bed.

Friday, October 23
Have had bad sweats. Miss Southwick sat up with me last night.

Saturday, October 24
Prayer meeting here. I’m deaf from quinine. Miss Warren with me all the time. I’m better.

Sunday, October 25
Baptism by Oden – 51 were accepted, 26 women and 25 men. Miss Warren preached.

Monday, October 26
Grants arrived from U.S.A. at noon and had dinner here. Reception in Kowloon. Miss Warren stayed with me.

Tuesday, October 27
Grants rented flat next to Oden’s on Nathan Road. Dear Miss Warren and Edna Schendel sailed for Egypt at 4:00 P.M. How we miss them.

Wednesday, October 28
I’m still in bed, but better. Had Grant’s reception last night in Yaumati. They are unpacking, but sleep and eat here. Beautiful weather.

Thursday, October 29
Mrs. Marsh came down from Shui Hing last night. Grants are in their own home now. I sat up a little while.

Friday, October 30
I dressed at 7:00 A.M. and have been up all day. Weak but better. Many callers.

Saturday, October 31
Prayer and fast day. Many callers. Up all day.

Sunday, November 1
Could not go to meetings yet. Albert left at 4:00 P.M. for Cheung Chau to stay over night. Baptism tomorrow. Mrs. Marsh still here. Oden preaches tonight.

Monday, November 2
Telegram from Saigon, “Wish to return. Wire immediately. Athosdeux. Warren.” Albert answered, “Return. Wire again.” There were 19 baptized, ten men and nine women, at Cheung Chau today.

Tuesday, November 3
A beautiful day. Miss Warren replied to telegram, “Wire too late – Egypt.” Mrs. Marsh went back to Shiu Hing again.

Wednesday, November 4
Took Grandma “Lo” into poor house today. Mrs. Grant began teaching music in Bible school. My first night in meeting since sick.

Thursday, November 5
Miss Southwick told us she would like to be free from Bible school after Christmas. I made Helen’s dress and pray mats, etc. Night meeting.

Friday, November 6
Work in general. Many callers. Night meetings.

Saturday, November 7
Workers’ meeting, teachers’ meeting and work in general.

Sunday, November 8
Mrs. Dr. Clift in meeting – large crowd. Night meetings.

Monday, November 9
Work in general. Called at Grant’s. They were out. Called at Oden’s.

Tuesday, November 10
Odens for supper. Hospital meeting. Night meetings. Very tired.

Wednesday, November 11
Armistice Day. Peniel 45 anniversary. Had meeting for students telling them about Peniel in U.S. and other countries. We had supper at Grant’s. Typhoon Signal 9 is up. Had no meetings at night.

Thursday, November 12
Work in general – wrote letters, etc. Fixed Helen’s black and white striped skirt.

Friday, November 13
Mrs. Crane, Miss Meadows and many others called. Night meetings and work in general.

Saturday, November 14
Workers’ prayer meeting. Grant’s for supper. Our family at Crane’s. Esther’s birthday party – she will be 14 years old tomorrow. Braga boys and girls and Mr. Collier were there. Had ice cream, etc.

Sunday, November 15
Very warm. Splendid meetings – seekers at all the altars.

Monday, November 16
Went to Hong Kong. Callers. Work in general.

Tuesday, November 17
Sewed. Hospital and night meetings.

Wednesday, November 18
Kowloon City cottage meeting. Sewed. Night meetings. Callers.

Thursday, November 19
Went to Kowloon meeting. Many callers.

Friday, November 20
Many callers. Made Esther’s blue blouse. Night meetings.

Saturday, November 21
Went to Hong Kong and had post card pictures taken. Girls got red tams – $2.25 each. Prayer meeting. A Mrs. Brown and her daughter came. They are enroute to Manila.

Sunday, November 22
Warren and Schendel are supposed to arrive in Egypt today. It is our 17th birthday of Peniel in Yaumati. Had a joint meeting of all the missions. Miss McPherson preached at 11:30 A.M. Buried a dear old Grandma – one of our members. Good meetings all day.

Monday, November 23
Three boxes came from California. Cheung Kam Chi got out of jail. He was near where the Japanese were killed during the boycott and was arrested and put in jail.

Tuesday, November 24
Work in general – letters off for U.S.A. Night and street meetings. Many callers. Grants went to Macao.

Wednesday, November 25
Mrs. Crane here. Cleaned house, wrote and work in general. Meetings.

Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Day. About 22 had dinner here at 4:000 P.M. all our missionaries and children, Mr. Smith (hotel), Mrs. Brown and daughter, Esther Crane. Bible study at night. Mrs. Smith gave us $10.00 toward Thanksgiving. Weldon Smith has been on coast – left for country today.

Friday, November 27
Early prayer meeting. A party of missionaries came this A.M. enroute to Anam Bethel work. Some are from God’s Bible School and are school mates of Oden’s. A Miss Wright, Miss _____, Mr. and Mrs. Royal, also Miss Morgan and several Chinese girls. A number had dinner here today. They were all in our night meeting and testified and sang songs, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Royal stayed all night here. She is Scotch and he is English. Miss Erickson called.

Saturday, November 28
Prayer and fast day. All the friends left at 12:00 noon for Anam. A very blessed day.

Sunday, November 29
Very fine meetings all day. Funeral in P.M.

Monday, November 30
Work in general – letters, callers.

Tuesday, December 1
Hospital meeting. Began night meeting at 6:30 instead of 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, December 2
Cottage meeting in Kowloon. Night meetings. Funeral of man in Shamshuipo.

Thursday, December 3
Hong Kong – bought coat, hat and stockings for Evan’s wife, but the consulate would not let her go. Night meetings. Called on Mrs. Chung Mow Fong. Grace Crane took diphtheria – took her to Victoria Hospital. Called on Mrs. Crane.

Friday, December 4
Made Esther’s tan dress. Meetings. Called and callers, etc.

Saturday, December 5
Work in general. Workers’ prayer meeting, teachers’ meeting and board consultation. Odens and Cheung for supper.

Sunday, December 6
Collection for Bible Society. Albert preached. Buried a man – member who lived in Shamshuipo. Prayed for a Mr. Ng. Night meeting at Kowloon with Miss McPherson.

Monday, December 7
Sewed and made Esther’s velvet dress – cost 60 cents gold or $1.30 mex. a yard. Went to pray for Pang Sz Tai. Callers, etc.

Tuesday, December 8
Called at Crane’s. Hospital meeting. Called. Night meeting. Sewed and work in general.

Wednesday, December 9
Very hard rain. Mud all over streets. Grant family for supper. Night meetings. Paper says hardest December rain ever recorded in Colony.

Thursday, December 10
Went to Hong Kong. Work in general. Made nightgown. Night Bible study. Rain.

Friday, December 11
Made another gown – they are for Miss Myer’s birthday. Went to cottage meeting at Ng Si Ni. Night meetings. Callers, etc.

Saturday, December 12
Many callers. Prayer meeting. Two more boxes from U.S. came. Confusion in general.

Sunday, December 13
Kwok Chuk Leung preached – good meetings all day. Mrs. Im brought three pictures for church.

Monday, December 14
Sorted missionary box clothes. One stream of callers all day. Mr. Dumas came in on Wilson. Miss Pierce for dinner. Kwok and wife and Dumas for supper. David Crane has chicken pox.

Tuesday, December 15
Miss Southwick and I went to Pok Fulum home. Got her tan sweater – $12.50. Went to Kowloon meeting. Grant’s for supper.

Wednesday, December 16
Esther’s school closed for holidays. Mrs. Grant and I went. Work in general. Night meetings.

Thursday, December 17
Went out to Crane’s about “Helen’s letters”. Went to Hong Kong and got children shoes. Night Bible study.

Friday, December 18
Early prayer meeting. Funeral at noon in Hong Kong. Miss Myer’s birthday. All Peniel foreign missionaries had supper at Grant’s to surprise Miss Myers as she came in – had each gotten a gift to give her in the end. She was sure surprised. Night meetings. The English sailors came.

Saturday, December 19
A very busy day. Prayer meeting and practicing.

Sunday, December 20
Gave out treats for Sunday school children over 350 present. The church was packed for meeting. We had received 300 boxes from U.S. Heard six girls repeat 50 G.T. perfectly; four Cham sisters, Tsz Si Ni girl and so Si Ni girl.

Monday, December 21
Very busy day. Program in Koon Chung at 7:00. A Mrs. Tseng said all the G.T. sub. Chapter, V. and book – 50 years old. Very nice program.

Tuesday, December 22
Had a goose dinner Mr. Cheung gave us. Ah Joe, Mr. Hoh and Hoh Man Sam, Myers, Southwick and McPherson here. Shamshuipo program at night. Lei Wai Laan had the G.T. there. Very nice program. Mrs. Crane and Lois here for supper. Mrs. A. Smith called.

Wednesday, December 23
Miss Southwick left for spend Christmas in Canton. Early prayer meeting. Many callers. Kowloon program at night. A very full day.

Thursday, December 24
Katherine Grant, Esther and I went to Cheung Chau – the program was over before we got there. We went to Grant’s in the evening to see their Christmas tree and had coffee and cake. Had a funeral at 1:30 – Sing Lang.

Friday, December 25
Christmas Day. Early prayer meeting. Helped decorate church. Odens, Pierce and Bancroft for dinner. Program at night. Very quiet and good. Hall full and overflow in balcony. Many remembered us with gifts.

Saturday, December 26
Prayer and fast day. First business meeting of poor committee. At 6:00 P.M. 50 of our workers, students and missionaries gathered in our home. Had a table for 32 on verandah and the rest served inside to cake, coffee and each two apples. Gave each Sunday school teacher a handkerchief with $1 in it. We all gave 20 cent presents.

Sunday, December 27
A beautiful day. Good meeting. Large Crowds. Many callers.

Monday, December 28
Worked on books all day. Many callers. Miss Bancroft and Mr. and Mrs. Kwok for 8:00 coffee and cake.

Tuesday, December 29
Hospital meeting. Called on homes. Night meeting. Miss Southwick came back from Canton.

Wednesday, December 30
The Consumptive Hospital of Kwong Wa Hospital was opened today at 11:00 A.M. Gov. Peel unlocked the door, shot a lot of crackers and then had their pictures taken. Night meeting. Chui Wai Lam preached on the Cross.

Thursday, December 31
New Year’s Eve. Meeting began at 9:00 P.M. A very fine meeting. Afterward a number had doughnuts with us. Thus ended our 1931.