Bessie Mount

(1893-1989). Born in Ohio, she taught school in Kentucky and Ohio before going to China as director of the Sabbath School Department in 1920. She spoke fluent Chinese. She was interned by the Japanese for three years, after which time she became editor of the Chinese Voice of Prophecy News in Hong Kong. In 1952 she became an assistant secretary of the White Estate at the General Conference. After her retirement in 1966, she continued working full- or part-time for 16 years.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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