Mrs Ahok(born 1850), Preacher
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The wife of a wealthy Chinese Merchant in Foochow, Mrs Ahok and her husband were devout Buddhist before converting to Christianity. Mrs Ahok studied the bible to improve her English under the supervision of Miss Foster, a missionary who worked with the Society for Promoting Female Education in the East. She gained a good understanding of both English and the principles of Christianity during this time, becoming good friends with her teacher. She later, with her husband's blessing, accompanied Miss Foster back to England, when her friend's health was ailing, and was invited to speak about Christianity in China. She gave over 100 such presentations inspiring many young women to become missionaries in China.