"My Sunday School (with a few boys) 1927 – 1928 {OC}"

"My class meeting girls {OC}"

"The group of folks from our street who meet at our home every Wednesday for an evangelistic meeting.{OC}"

Girls of The Rulison High Who Frequently Visited Mrs. Perkins at The Water of Life Hospital: "Some of my young friends at the girls' school.{OC}"

"My Knowles School class meeting girls.  They will graduate from Knowles, June, 1923. {OC}"

"The high school girls with whom I meet every Tuesday for bible study at our 'class meeting'{OC}"

​Yangtze River By The Hudson Ba​y

Various Classes Mrs. Perkins Taught Throughout the Week for Children of All Ages

"A photo of Wednesday meeting group, taken in the winter.{OC}"

My Sunday School class - taken at side of Wilson's House - See the Chrysanthemum {OC}"

"Some who attend a weekly evangelistic meeting at Mrs. Perkins home in Kiukiang.{OC}"

The girls at the extreme left and right are girls Deanette is helping at Rulison;the second on left is L-G. Wu and the second on right is one I am helping at Rulison; she is a PenTze girl(?)  {OC}"

"My class meeting girls - different from trousered and long braided girls of a few years ago"{OC}"

Weekly Gatherings - Usually on Wednesdays - With Women and Children:

LEFT PHOTO {OC}: A part of the group that meets at our place for an evangelistic meeting every Wednesday afternoon. You will notice the cards in the children's hands - the little boy and girl in the front seem to be comparing cards! CENTER PHOTO {OC}: "One of the weekly gathering of women and children at the house on Wednesdays"; RIGHT PHOTO {OC}: "Another view of Wednesday children."

"Wednesday meeting the week before Christmas, more than sixty children {OC}"

A Tribute Here Just for Mrs. Perkins (Chinese Name: Pei Jia-Ji, 裴家紀. Or, As Her Families and Close Friends Called Her "Georgie")


Certainly, one could easily write it off that this great woman was only following her husband and fulfilling her traditional duty as a responsible and loving wife just like many wonderful women who had honorably sacrificed themselves during her era and those decades thereafter. But when one thinks more deeply, one realizes that she had been much more than that.  If she had just simply followed, well to her credit at the very least, she followed Dr. Perkins to a rural town in Central Regions of both war and famine ravaged China in 1916!   Certainly, even in that regard, one could also write it off that she might have just been genuinely "in love" with his ideal, his dream, and his calling.  However, here is the profound truth that I believe to be what sustained her throughout the next 45 years.


What she was really following was a mission, a mission of her own to not live a simple and mundane life within her peaceful shelter; what she was really following was her own compassion, compassion towards people in need regardless of their origins; what she was really following was an ideal, her own ideal, an ideal in which women anywhere would have equal rights to life let alone education and medicine; what she was really following was her hope, hope that Chinese people could at last see the heart and feel the warmth of the Western Civilization; and what she was really following was a calling, her own calling, a calling of doing what she could to make a difference in this world.

Lives of Those Touched By Mrs. Perkins <Pei Jia-Ji, 裴家紀>

"Snap taken by Henry of Wednesday meeting;G- in background;daughter-in-law,holding #12 on my right;Frances Woodruff near foreground. {OC}"

LEFT PHOTO {OC}: "My class meeting, observe 'DaChoie'"; CENTER PHOTO {OC}: "Mrs. Perkins S.S. class at Methodist Church S.S.,Kiukiang 1931-1932"; RIGHT PHOTO {OC}: "Another view of my class meeting girls 'Ping Den' in the front"

"Special meeting for children at Mrs. Perkins' home{OC}"

"The highest class at Rulison High School,Kiukiang My class meeting-1925 (actually Tuesdays) {OC}"

"Some of the children who come to the Wednesday meeting.The one in the foreground the 1st, is #10 {OC}"

"Sweet girls are graduating {OC}"

Go To:    Dr. and Mrs. Perkins    //    Georgina   //    Edward    //    Family    //    Friends

{OC} = ORIGINAL CAPTIONS

Sunday Schools Mrs. Perkins Taught Throughout the Decades

"Methodist day School Pupils{OC}"

Girls from The Rulison High at My Sunday Schools:

LEFT PHOTO {OC}: "My S.S. class at Hawshengteng"; CENTER PHOTO {OC}: "My S. S. (Sunday School) Class for 1st Yr. H. S. girls, Rulison, taken very late on a January afternoon"; RIGHT PHOTO {OC}: "My S.S. class taken by F. Woodruf"