The cover was mailed to Rev. Kenneth Joseph Foreman in Kowloon, Hong Kong then forwarded to Kunming, Yunnan, China. He was sent there by the Presbyterian Church as a missionary. He was arrested in 1949 and was not allowed to leave until 1953 (after the Korean war treaty)!
The following is the Reverend's obituary which tells a much clearer story. Died peacefully at his sons home in Black Mountain, North Carolina on April 15th,, 2015 at 9:15pm at the age of 93. Preceding him in death was Mary Frances Ogden Chick Foreman, and a daughter Carole. Grieving our loss but his gain as he rests from his many and varied labors are the many who knew him as family, colaborer, colleague, and friend.
Surviving him are eldest daughter, Dr. Frances Ogden Foreman Fuller and husband Fred Fuller; his sons the Rev. Samuel Lewis Foreman and wife Jan Howard Foreman, and Rev.
Joseph Lapsley Foreman and wife Anne Clowney Foreman. Along with them are his 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren who survive him, blessed by his prayers, presence, gifts and service over his 93 years of life. Apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher, Dr. Kenneth Foreman, was born in Princeton, NJ, and has labored at home and abroad since his raising in Davidson, North Carolina.
His academic preparation began at the Hopkins Grammar School, the 3rd oldest grammar school in America. Hermon School, Haverford College, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Louisville Theological Seminary, Yale, Cornell, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Marrying his affectionate Chick, this young, ordained Southern Presbyterian minister in the 1940s took his bride to the mountain communities around Lansing, North Carolina, where he served as home missionary with evangelistic powers and pastor of the Lansing Presbyterian Church and Stone Chapel where his two oldest daughters were born, the second, Carol, died in childbirth there. Then he was sent by the Northern Presbyterian Church to Kunming, in South-Western China.
Because he was sent there in the middle of the Communist-Nationalist civil war, Chick and his son Samuel and daughter Frances remained in America awaiting the outcome. He arrived there with his family within months of the Armistice being signed, and Chick 6 months with child. There he labored as evangelistic supervisor over 100 Korean Churches in South Korea, during that period of history when the Korean Church transitioned from mission to church from being merely a distribution point of Gods largesse to becoming a generator of Gods great love, mercy, and grace for a lost and dying world. While in Korea he became an accomplished pilot and flight instructor teaching his 16 year old Daughter to fly, who became the youngest woman in Korea to get her wings. From Princeton Theological Seminary in Church History.
Then he served as the Director of the Historical Foundation for Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in Montreat, NC; Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson Mississippi; and Pastor of the Saluda Presbyterian Church in South Carolina. Sent by God to proclaim the Word to encourage, exhort and comfort, to invite others to know the Good News Jesus proclaimed and became, to shepherd Gods people, apt and able to teach, Kenneth has sought to equip the saints for ministry, a champion of the widow and orphan, valuing friendship high but integrity higher.Source Citation: Penland Family Funeral Home. The item "50 Cent Airmail C31 USA TO HONG KONG TO CHINA POW Chinese Revolution 1950" is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History". The seller is "jgoody2shoes" and is located in Wytheville, Virginia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, China, Japan, Australia.