Chan Joe Fat (Fl 1903)
Bruce W. Lo, May 1, 2020
Story Based on Emma Anderson's article:
On the mainland ad Sun Ling, about one hundred miles from Hongkong, Chan Joe Fat, who heard the message in Portland, Or., and who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in that place, has begun a work for his fellow countrymen. So far as he has been able to communicate with us through an interpreter, we understand that it is now about three years since he retuned from America. He is deaf, and beyond the age of active labor, but lives with his on, who provides his support. Since his return he has devoted his time and what means has been at his command to the spread of "the joyful message" of salvation, and now reports that three or four are walking with him in the light of present truth. He expects to gie the remainder of his days to this work. No money is acceptable on his own account, but he very gladly receives portions of the Scriptures, tracts, and Bibles for distribution, and earnestly pleads for a small mission to be opened in his native village of about six thousand inhabitants. A larger village in the immediate vicinity would be easily accessible to such a mission. A younger brother, apparently a good Chinese student, is associated with him in his work. This brother, being a man of dependent family, requires some financial assistance and a sum equal to a little more thaan four dollars a month has been appropriated to their work. On half of this paid by a private subscription.
Anderson, Emma, (1903) Advent Review & Sabbath Herald, "Our Work in China", February 10, 1903.