Notes: From the Author :

People: Along the Way


Dr. Clive T. Gates is the author of SeeSayDo and keeps happy memories of these people.

Carol Allen-Ankins

Our friend Carol made the artwork for the stories in SeeSayDo.

More of Carol's artwork can be seen in “Bridge to North Korea”

Carol's edited letters of her time in South Korea and North-East China.

Carol's family can be contacted through SeeSayDo or ask us how you may buy a copy of this small book.

About the book “Bridge to North Korea”

This is the real life story of the experiences in Frontier Mission of Carol Allen-Ankins, B.A., Dip. Ed., Dip Rem. Ed.,

A high school teacher trained in teaching English as a second language.

She has a passion for North Korea born of her love of God and His call to her.

Here she tells how she is building a bridge into that country, commencing from South Korea, and stretching over to North-East China, as North Korea slowly opens to its neighbours.

Carol is an Australian pensioner and a grandmother with eight children and 13 grandchildren, who is a gifted artist, as this book clearly demonstrates.

She operates on the support of her faith and her pension.

The striking feature of her story is the reality of God's provision for her.

Her story is in two parts, which tell of her experiences in the apposing ends of her bridge to North Korea :

the first part is set in South Korea where she went to gain first hand knowledge of Korean life and language; and the second is in North-East China.

There she teaches English to Medical students drawn from among the more than one million North Koreans in that area.

For her, life begins at 60!

She challenges the capacities resident within us all at retirement!

The excellence of her sketches and her dramatic experiences in those areas are both intriguing and amazing

Published in Australia by Gilgal International Training Academy (Inc)

ISBN 0 9857500 0 9

Dr. T.Z. Koo

Clive heard a message from Dr. T.Z. Koo which sent his life work towards Asia.

Dr T.Z.Koo was guest speaker at ACM & NZCM for the World Student Christian Federation 1931 - 1941

1. Antipodean Experience of the Federation : The Contribution of Dr. T.Z. Koo

2. More Direct Involvement in the WSCF, 1952-1961

3. Federation in East Asia

Dr Joseph Needham

Clive's work with Dr. Needham increased his interest in China.

Joseph Terence Montgomery Needham (December 9, 1900 – March 24, 1995) was a British biochemist, but was best known as a pre-eminent authority on the history of Chinese science.

Joseph Needham: Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopaedia

The Needham Research Institute

a centre for the study of the history of East Asian science, technology and medicine publishes:

Science and Civilisation in China

Joseph Needham's contribution to the history of science and technology in China by Gregory Blue (Science and Technology in the Transformation of the World : United Nations University : 1979)