Dr. Verent Mills leaves a promising engineering career in Canada to become a missionary (and eventual hero) in China.
During the Second Sino-Japanese war, Mills rescues 142 orphans under fire, fleeing on foot 480 km to a China's Children Fund-supported orphanage.
Mills joins China's Children Fund, as a regional director in Shanghai, scouting underfunded orphanages. Meanwhile, Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke, founder and missionary, pioneers a sponsorship concept connecting donors and children.
Mills and Clarke help create Christian Children's Fund of Canada since Canadians rallied around Clarke's call for sponsors.
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