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Mildred Cable: Women Worth Knowing

By August 11, 2020April 22nd, 2022Christian Living, Podcasts2 min read

Mildred Cable (1877-1952): Our episode today features the fascinating story of Mildred Cable, a missionary to China who, along with her friends Evangeline and Francesca French, became the first white women to cross the Gobi Desert and–more importantly–bring the Gospel to that rough and dangerous region. Even more remarkable is the fact that they did all this in their 50s and 60s! Mildred’s story demonstrates the fact that age is never a barrier to the work of God!

. Something Happened by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK)

. The Gobi Desert by Mildred Cable & Francesca French

. The Story of Topsy by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK)

. China: Her Life and People by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK)

. Through Jade Gate and Central Asia by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK)

. Mildred Cable: Through the Jade Gate by Geoff & Janet Benge


Join us each week for a lively conversation between author Cheryl Brodersen and history teacher Jasmine Alnutt as they explore the lives of well-known—and not so well-known—Christian women in history. Trust us—these are definitely women worth knowing! Visit

Cheryl currently oversees the Joyful Life women’s Bible study at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. She also hosts a weekly podcast called “Women Worth Knowing,” highlighting women from all walks of life, past and present, and the lives they led for the Lord. Cheryl is also a frequent speaker at women’s retreats and conferences around the world.

Jasmine Alnutt is from Washington State and graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.