Wording of this Handout:
For twenty-six years, Gladys lived a busy but unsatisfying life in London, but, one evening, she happened to go to a meeting where there were some Christians gathered.
Here, she learned about service to God. She was impressed, and, as a result, she joined an evangelical society. (That means, people who want to preach the gospel) This led to hearing about missionary work in other lands.
Gladys decided to go to China.
But first she went to the China Inland Mission, and studied, but after three months, she was told she wasn't doing very well. She was also told she was too old to learn Chinese. Gladys was disappointed. She left, and went to work as a parlor maid, in Belgrave Square.
She decided that, if the Mission wouldn't let her go to China, she would save up, and take herself there!
Soon, she had three pounds saved, which she left as a deposit with the Booking Clerk.
She promised to save up the remaining amount of money . . . and away she went to work again.