Are you a missionary in need of some pat on the shoulder when not even the rice-Christians are showing up for service? Here comes our selection of uplifting stories from Yunnan missionaries. Just remember: the one's who never made a convert, never made it back or never made it full stop never wrote books.

Glady Boyd:

A Chinese Rainbow: Remarkable Missionary Experiences in Yunnan

Samuel R. Clarke:

Among the Tribes in South-West China

Missionary work is hard and lonely, but it stories like these that keep missionaries coming.

William H. Hudspeth:

Stone Gateway and the Flowery Miao

Samuel Pollard:

The Story of the Miao

A. J. Broomhall:

Strong Man's Prey

Margaret Bryne Swain:

Père Vial and the Gni-p'a: Orientalist Scholarship and the Christian Project

Samuel Pollard:

Tight Corners in China