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Annie Skau Berntsen

Born 29th May 1911
Died 26th Nov 1992

Education:
Secondary School, Nurse Training School 1931-1934, and China Inland Mission School in London. After that she took a course at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases, London.

Entering upon as a missionary:
26th Jun 1937 at the MCCN's Annual Conference in the town of Skien.

司務道教士

1911年5月29日出生
1992年11月26日辭世

教育:
司教士中學畢業後於1931年至1934年進入護士訓練學校,之後入讀中國內地會駐倫敦差傳學院;後來她在倫敦一所熱帶病科醫院修讀課程。

加入成為宣教士:
1937年6月26日在挪威聖約教會於斯奇恩召開的年議大會。

Annie worked as a nurse and MCCN's Mission Field Secretary of Hong Kong from 1953-1978:

She made her first outward journey to Hong Kong 10 Feb 1953 .
She made her first home journey to Norway 19 Dec 1959.

After that: To Hong Kong To Norway
  1 Sept 1960 25 May 1963 (short visit)
  1963
24 Apr 1966
  Date is missing 25 Jun 1972
  20 Jul 1972 10 Jul 1973
  Sept 1973 25 Jun 1974
  29 Aug 1974 1 Jun 1975
  1 Sept 1975 The fall of 1976 she spent about 3 weeks in Norway in order to write her autobiography in Chinese.
  Sept 1976 3 Aug 1977
  19 Sept 1977 2 May 1978

 

  司教士由1953年到1978年一直從事護士工作和擔任挪威聖約教會駐港差傳幹事。

司教士於1953年2月10日首次踏足香港。
來港後並於1959年12月19日首次回挪威。

此後: 到香港 到挪威
  1960年9月1日 1963年5月25日(短暫停留)
  1963年 1966年4月24日
  日期不詳 1972年6月25日
  1972年7月20日 1973年7月10日
  1973年9月 1974年6月25日
  1974年8月29日 1975年6月1日
  1975年9月1日 司教士於1976年秋在回挪威期間花了約3週時間以中文撰寫自傳。
  1976年9月 1977年8月3日
  1977年9月19日 1978年5月2日

 

From the day she was consecrated at MCCN's Annual Conference in 1937, to the last time she was in Hong Kong 50 years later, Annie served as a missionary. Before she had to leave China in 1951 as one of the last missionaries to leave the country, Annie made it to serve in Mainland China for two long periods. Under very simple circumstances she had worked for 12 years among the Chinese people in the mountains of China.

 

 

司教士自1937年在挪威聖約教會年議大會上被按立後到移師香港這50年裡一直從事宣教工作。作為最後一批離開中國的宣教士其中一位並於1951年離開,司教士曾在華分別服事了兩段頗長時期。司教士在簡單的條件和環境下服事了中國山區的人民長達12年。

 

A closed door to communist-China became a calling for Sister Annie to go to Hong Kong. She kept on working for over 30 years in Hong Kong. At first no one would take her in and accept her zeal to aid, and the mission leaders in Norway could not guarantee for any financial support. The needs and suffering of the Chinese refugees became her calling. Together with missionary Hannie Gronlund she started to work.

 

 

共產主義中國之門關閉了卻成為司教士往香港服事的呼召,並在港不間斷的服事逾30年。最初沒有人接受她的理念和支援她,而挪威差會領導層亦未能作出財政援助的保證。中國難民的需要和痛苦成了司教士的呼召,她與另一位宣教士葛瑞霖遂一同展開醫療福音工作。

 

With empty hands - but trust in God - sister Annie started to work among the poorest people in the refugee camp Rennies Mill. There were many experiences of God's care and answers to prayer in those days. The women in missionary groups all over Norway were praying. Friends from different countries gave their support, and the medical work developed. The Norwegian Refugee Board was engaged in the work and the Haven of Hope Hospital was growing bigger with more departments/units. What once was a simple shed is now a modern hospital.

 

 

司教士和葛教士因著對 神的信靠,在沒有任何資源下開始在調景嶺難民營內為貧苦難民作醫療福音工作。他們在那些日子經歷了很多 神的看顧和蒙應允的禱告。另一方面挪威很多宣教群體的姊妹不斷為他們禱告。在不同國家的朋友捐助下,醫療福音工作得以發展,並因著挪威難民委員會的參與,靈實醫院得以不斷擴充及設立更多部門和單位,昔日一所簡陋的木板房,今日已發展為一間現代化醫院。

 

For her contribution to the Hong Kong community and the Chinese people, Annie was awarded the Florence Nightingale medal in May 1961. In 1963 Annie was awarded a Norwegian Royal Order for her humanitarian work, and in Apr 1979 the Order of the British Empire.
Sister Annie died on 26 Nov 1992.

 

 

為表揚司教士對香港社會和中國人作出的貢獻,司教士在1961年5月獲授予護士的最高榮譽「南丁格爾勳章」;其後在1963年她獲頒授挪威王室勳章以表揚她參與的人道工作;1979年4月獲英女王頒授OBE勳章。
司教士於1992年11月26日安息主懷。

 

 

 

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