Isobel Kuhn Eli Bond

Isobel Kunhn was born on December 17, 1901 in Toronto Canada. Her father was Sam Miller and her mother was Alice Miller. She did not have any siblings.
Her hobbies were: card playing, watching movies, reading romantic fiction, and dancing. An experience she had when she was young was being questioned by one of her teachers for blindly accepting her parents faith without hesitation. From then on she questioned everything for herself instead of following others beliefs.
Isobel taught at a boarding school in Vancouver when she finished school. While having a job as a teacher she also attended Bible night classes. She went to the Bible institute school called Moody to receive missionary training.
While attending Moody she met a guy named John Kuhn. They spent time together, fell in love, but he left to China before any marriage could happen. Marriage happened after they both became missionaries and had children.
Isobel Kuhn heard a preacher named J.O. Fraser speak about the Lisu, a group of people in China, and how they had no belief in God or really much at all. This led her to want to become a missionary in China. She served among the Lisu for many years and while doing so, preached to them in a church daily.
Isobel Kuhn was a Bible translator throughout many parts of China. Isobel first ministered in Chanchiang, Yunnan from 1929 to 1930. After that she preached in Yongping, Yunnan from 1932 to 1934. and in 1942 to 1943 she opened a bible school for boys in girls in China.
She left a big impact on China as well as the Lisu's people's religion. She also improved their lives, not only through religion, but through bettering their daily lives. Christianity flowed throughout the country and became much more common because of her teachings and actions. She did not receive any awards for these acts, but received plenty of gratitude from the Lisu and from the people of China.
A motto that Isobel Kuhn made among the Lisu was "Always God first" and started to hear this more each day. Isobel Kuhn died on March 20, 1957 from cancer, with one of the last things she said being "By the fruits, you will know them".
Bible verse: "Matthew 28:19-20=Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name in the father and of the son and of the holy spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Fact 1.)Isobel Kuhn came to Christ after her boyfriend had cheated on her. After this she was contemplating killing herself, but instead started praying much more often and strengthened her relationship with God in the process.
Fact 2.)Her mother would not allow her to travel for missionary work, but before her mother died she wrote a letter to Isobel saying that missionary must be what she was meant to do and that she should do what God desires.
1.)Biographies, Missionary. Missionary Biographies. N.p., 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 26 Apr. 2017. 2.)"Isobel Miller Kuhn." Isobel Miller Kuhn: K: By Person: Stories: Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2017.


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