• “I henceforth take Jesus Christ to be mine. I promise to receive Him as a husband to me. And I give myself to Him, unworthy though I am, to be His spouse. I ask of Him, in this marriage of spirit with spirit, that I may be of the same mind with Him — meek, pure, nothing in myself, and united in God’s will. And, pledged as I am to be His, I accept as part of my marriage portion, the temptations and sorrows, the crosses and the contempt which fell to Him. — Jeanne M.B. de la Mothe Guyon, Sealed with her ring.”

Betty Scott Stam

“Lord, I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life. I give myself, my life, my all utterly to Thee to be Thine forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.”
– Betty Scott Stam


Full name
Elisabeth Alden Scott Stam

February 22, 1906 in Albion, MI

Killed December 7, 1934 in Miaosheo, China by Communist soldiers

Dr. Charles Ernest and Clara Heywood Scott

Beatrice Stevenson, Helen Mahy, Francis and Kenneth.

Marital Status
Married October 25, 1933 to John Stam in Jinan, China by Rev. R.A. Torrey, Jr.

Helen Priscilla, born in September, 1934

As a child, rededicated her life in 1925 at a Keswick conference in NJ

Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Received bachelor’s degree, involved in student government and the literary society.

Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois for further training in Christian work. Served on the executive committee of the Missionary Union.

Sailed to China with China Inland Mission (now called Overseas Missionary Fellowship). Assigned to Fowyang in Anwhei province

October, 1933-1934
Joined John in his work in Xiancheng, China, completed her language study and assisted in evangelistic work.

Early 1934
Traveled to Jingde, China to run the mission station.

September 1934
Moved to Wuhu, China where Helen Priscilla was born. Investigated possibility of evangelistic work in the area.

November 1934
Moved back to Jindge which was taken captive by the Communist army and was taken hostage and murdered.

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4 Responses to Betty Scott Stam

  • A friend says:

    Dear Webmaster, This is an excellent website for women. Praise the Lord for giving you the burden to open it. A small but important correction: The picture on this page and on the top right of your website is NOT one of Betty Stam but of Eleanor Ruth Elliot (a missionary to China at the same time as John and Betty Stam). Please see: http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/bulletin/bu0303.htm There you will notice three pictures. The picture on the left on that page is of Betty Stam. This one is on the right and is marked as being that of Ruth Elliot. You can see Betty Stam's picture if you do a Google Images search of BETTY STAM also.

    • womenof7 says:

      Oh my, THAT'S embarrassing. :) Thank you very much for informing me of this. Any other corrections or suggestions for improvement are highly welcomed and encouraged. God bless you.

  • A friend says:

    Only suggestions (for your consideration): 1. Replace Ruth Elliot's picture with Betty Stam's at the top of your website. 2. Put picture of Betty Stam alone (from the Wheaton website) on this page. God bless you.

  • Joy Hicks says:

    I enjoyed browsing over your website and was surprised to see the story and picture of Betty Stam.I heard so much about Betty and John Stam when I was younger. John and Betty were classmates of my fathers when they were all studying to be missionaries at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago USA back in the 1929-34 . years. Dad often spoke of these missionary friends and how they had lost their lives serving the lord in China . Joy Hicks

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