founded Bebek Seminary and helped establish Robert
College, both in Istanbul, Turkey, and helped both
institutions grow and prosper. He subsequently took
Middlebury College (Vermont) from the verge of bankruptcy
to financial stability.
Eli Stanley Jones
was a Methodist Episcopal "Evangelist-at-Large"
to India, and to anywhere else he might feed needed
and/or wanted. For much of the 20th century he was
probably the world's best-known Christian missionary and
became the first Protestant missionary to China in 1807,
and spent 26 years teaching Christianity to the Chinese
using their own language, translating the Bible and other
Christian works into Chinese, and writing volumes of
other works in both Chinese and English.