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1954   Our first Overseas Chinese broadcasters in 1949! Will Schubert was a missionary in Chungking, China who fled when the PRC was declared. We are not sure what mission he was with. He came to Manila and did broadcasts there for a while, then returned to China! He was placed under house arrest, but eventually they let him go and he came back to Manila again. They say his Mandarin was not that perfect, but his heart so great that it moved Chinese listeners to tears. He did the broadcast with a Chinese "secretary," who apparently read Scripture passages and helped him with his Chinese! This photo was taken in the 1950's when he returned the second time. Dr. Robert Bowman has a story of a Medical Doctor he met in Hong Kong, who became a Christian listening to him. The doctor said that his Chinese was poor, but "something" in his spirit made him keep listening.