Posts Tagged ‘Missionary’

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QUOTE (David Livingstone)

November 10, 2015

800px-David_Livingstone_by_Frederick_Havill“God, send me anywhere, only go with me.
Lay any burden on me, only sustain me.
And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.”
~ David Livingstone
In honor of David Livingstone, a Scottish medical missionary, whose meeting with H. M. Stanley on this day in 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” .

Resources:
Today in Christian History – November 10th
Goodread > David Livingstone

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QUOTE (Henry Martyn)

October 23, 2015

Henry_Martyn“I have rightfully no other business each day but to do God’s work as a servant, constantly regarding His pleasure. May I have grace to live above every human motive, simply with God and to God.”
~ Henry Martyn

In honor of Henry Martyn, an Anglican priest and missionary to the peoples of India and Persia, who was ordained on this day in 1803.

Resources:
Today in History – October 23rd
Henry Martyn Forsook All for Christ
Henry Martyn>Quotes

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QUOTE (William Carey)

May 12, 2015

william careyWe are exhorted to lay up treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal. It is also declared that whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. These scriptures teach us that the enjoyments of the life to come, bear a near relation to that which now is; a relation similar to that of the harvest, and the seed. It is true all the reward is of mere grace, but it is nevertheless encouraging; what a treasure, what an harvest must await such characters as PAUL, and ELLIOT, and BRAINERD, and others, who have given themselves wholly to the work of the Lord. What a heaven will it be to see the many myriads of poor heathens, of Britons amongst the rest, who by their labours have been brought to the knowledge of God. Surely a crown of rejoicing like this is worth aspiring to.  Surely it is worth while to lay ourselves out with all our might, in promoting the cause, and kingdom of Christ.
~William Carey

In honor of William Carey, a British Baptist missionary known as the “father of modern missions,  who published on this day in 1792 “An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians, to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens”, a pamphlet that challenged Protestants to rethink missions.

Resources:
Today in History – May 12th
Ransomed for God – Mission Quotes

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QUOTE (Walter J. Ciszek)

June 23, 2014

Ciszek_Head“Across that threshold I had been afraid to cross, things suddenly seemed so very simple. There was but a single vision, God, who was all in all; there was but one will that directed all things, God’s will. I had only to see it, to discern it in every circumstance in which I found myself, and let myself be ruled by it. God is in all things, sustains all things, directs all things. To discern this in every situation and circumstance, to see His will in all things, was to accept each circumstance and situation and let oneself be borne along in perfect confidence and trust. Nothing could separate me from Him, because He was in all things. No danger could threaten me, no fear could shake me, except the fear of losing sight of Him. The future, hidden as it was, was hidden in His will and therefore acceptable to me no matter what it might bring. The past, with all its failures, was not forgotten; it remained to remind me of the weakness of human nature and the folly of putting any faith in self. But it no longer depressed me. I looked no longer to self to guide me, relied on it no longer in any way, so it could not again fail me. By renouncing, finally and completely, all control of my life and future destiny, I was relieved as a consequence of all responsibility. I was freed thereby from anxiety and worry, from every tension, and could float serenely upon the tide of God’s sustaining providence in perfect peace of soul.”
~Walter J. Ciszek

In honor of Walter J. Ciszek, a Polish-American Jesuit priest who conducted clandestine missionary work in the Soviet Union between 1939 and 1963, who was arrested on this day in 1941 for preaching the gospel in Communist Russia.

Resources:
Today in Christian History
Walter J. Ciszek>Quotes

 

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QUOTE (Hudson Taylor) – June 3

June 3, 2014

English: Hudson Taylor.

“Many Christians estimate difficulties in the light of their own resources, and thus attempt little and often fail in the little they attempt. All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence with them.”
~ J. Hudson Taylor

In honor of Hudson Taylor, English missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission, who died on this day in 1905.

Resources:
Today in Christian History
Top 24 Hudson Taylor Quotes

 

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QUOTE (Amy Carmichael) – Mar.6

March 6, 2014

Amy Carmichael with children

“Give me the Love that leads the way
The Faith that nothing can dismay
The Hope no disappointments tire
The Passion that’ll burn like fire
Let me not sink to be a clod
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God”
~ Amy Carmichael

In honor of Amy Carmichael, a missionary in India, who sheltered her first temple runaway on this day in 1901.  The runaways from the temples were young girls dedicated to the Hindu gods and forced into prostitution to earn money for the priests.

Resources:
Today in Christian History – March 6
Amy Carmichael>Quotes

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QUOTE (Hudson Taylor) – March 1

March 1, 2014
Hudson Taylor circa 1865

Hudson Taylor circa 1865 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“To every toiling, heavy-laden sinner, Jesus says, Come to me and rest. But there are many toiling, heavy-laden believers, too. For them this same invitation is meant. Note well the words of Jesus, if you are heavy-laden with your service, and do not mistake it. It is not, Go, labor on, as perhaps you imagine. On the contrary, it is stop, turn back, Come to me and rest. Never, never did Christ send a heavy laden one to work; never, never did He send a hungry one, a weary one, a sick or sorrowing one, away on any service. For such the Bible only says, Come, come, come.”
~Hudson Taylor

In honor of Hudson Taylor, missionary for 51 years in China and founder of the China Inland Mission, who landed at Shanghai, China on this day in 1854.

Resources:
Alone Among 500 Million Souls
Top 24 Hudson Taylor Quotes

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QUOTE (Gladys Staines) – Jan 23

January 23, 2014

staines“I feel sad that I do not get to see my sons growing up. Christ has been my companion, but at times I miss the support of my husband. God gives me great support, and the prayers of people has been
a source of great consolation…It is Jesus who is the source of every consolation and support. God gives us the strength to be able to carry our cross and to live in
His will. Our life and our work here on earth has to go on according to His holy will.”

“I forgive the other, because I have first received forgiveness from Jesus Christ – I have encountered the presence of Jesus in my life and this is the spirit I share. When we forgive, there is no bitterness and we live our lives and continue the task entrusted to us – with His grace and peace… All Christians who have known the intervention of Jesus in their lives will have this gift to forgive and to be the witnesses of His peace and presence. Support them with your solidarity and prayers.”

~ Gladys Staines

In honor of Graham Staines and his sons, Australian missionaries to India, who were martyred on this date in 1999.

Resources:
Today in Christian History – January 23
Widow of Graham Staines: “Do not give up hope, pray for India”

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QUOTE (Jacob DeShazer) – Dec 28

December 28, 2013

English: Jake De Shazer, official USAF photo

“I had seen people who could show a beautiful attitude in very trying circumstances, but I did not know that we can all have this kind of love that is long suffering, kind, and patient. However, if we are given the commandment to love one another, it is surely possible for us actually to do so. Since God has given the commandment to love, our part of the transaction is to put forth an effort and try to have love for others. This would be a wonderful world if we would all try to love one another. If we would honestly try and if we would recognize Jesus as God’s Son and our Savior, God will be pleased with us. I made up my mind to try.”

In honor of Jacob DeShazer, a member of the Doolittle Raiders, who was captured in China and spent 40 months in as a prisoner of war.  He was set free in Christ while still a prisoner of the Japanese and returned to Japan as a missionary on this day in 1948.  Watch his testimony in this video (Jacob Deshazer – San Francisco Area Video Production).

Resources:
Today in History – December 28
Japan Missionary Words

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QUOTE (Granny Brand) – Dec 18

December 18, 2013

Granny Brand“In any case, what is the use of preserving my old body if it is not going to be used where God wants me?”

In honor of Evelyn “Granny” Brand, a missionary in India, who died on this day in 1974.

Resources:
The End for Evelyn “Granny” Brand
Beauty is Fleeting

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