Today we have a Canadian Missionary... pretty cool that eh?
He got his medical degree in Toronto,he married Amy Hislop and then served as a medical missionary in China for some 20 years. He started his work in China when warlords fought against each other. He had to occasionally dodge bullets in his hospital. Dealing with gunshot wounds was a daily occurrence, To keep the peace he made a point of keeping the bandits and police in separate wards .
In fact McClure learned of a disease primarily affecting Moslem children, and sought to heal them from it. This brought him into bandit camps where he could encourage the Moslems to send their children to the Jesus Hospital for treatment. This gave him a way to bring Jesus to the people and it meant he could travel to their villages without being shot at.
He also trained the Chinese people to work in the hospital. He brought in diesel engines and taught them how to run them, started electrical plants so he could bring light into his hospital and again, taught the Chinese how to run them. He taught the best of the hospital's male nurses some basic doctoring so they could go into the surrounding villages and manage the easy cases. Every two weeks he'd go around and restock their supplies and seriously ill would be sent on to the hospital. This kept the light cases out of the hospitals making the work load overall more manageable.
He was the only doctor at the time to provide radiation treatment for cancer in that area of the world. He later worked in Pakistan and India. He was a man who liked to keep very busy and when he saw a need he worked to find a way to fulfill it, whether it was putting together engines, teaching men to be light duty doctors or starting up power plants. He simply got busy about it.
He later became moderator of the United Church of Canada from 1968-1971, and even became a Companion of the Order of Canada.
In his retirement as moderator he travelled to various parts of the world working as a doctor. Places he served included Peru, British Columbia, Borneo and more.