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George Stott (missionary)

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George Stott (13 April 1835 – 21 April 1889) was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China with the China Inland Mission. Despite physical disabilities, Stott was a highly effective mission leader. In China he has been credited, alongside William Edward Soothill, for laying the groundwork for the large number of Christian adherents in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province. Although his wife, Grace Stott worked with him and led the mission for twenty years after his death. Early life and education Born in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the son of John Stott, a crofter, and his wife, Jane Anderson. Stott initially worked in agriculture, but due to a serious knee injury at the age of nineteen, a subsequent leg amputation and evangelical Christian conversion, he became a schoolmaster and active member of the Free Church of Scotland. Mission Work in China In early 1865, Stott learnt that James Hudson Taylor was looking to recruit pioneer missionaries for his non-den
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