The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.
The great Pioneer Missionaries all had ‘inverted homesickness’ this passion to call that country their home which was most in need of the Gospel. In this passion all other passions died; before this vision all other visions faded; this call drowned all other voices. They were the pioneers of the Kingdom, the forelopers of God, eager to cross the border-marches and discover new lands or win new-empires
I have loved Him for a long time, but I have never actually done anything for Him. From now on I will do whatever he leads me to do.
(Father of Modern Day Missions)
In a letter written to his wife, Taylor says, “We have twenty-five cents – and all the promises of God!”
People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives…and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.
People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives…and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.
Our young men are going into the professional fields because they don’t ‘feel called’ to the mission field. We don’t need a call; we need a kick in the pants. We must begin thinking in terms of ‘going out’, and stop our weeping because ‘they won’t come in’. Who wants to step into an igloo? The tombs themselves are not colder than the churches. May God send us forth.
“I need no outer props to hold up my faith, for my faith holds me.”
Said when a stroke had rendered him immobile and almost speechless after years of missionary work in India
In memory of John Geddie, D.D., born in Scotland, 1815, minister in Prince Edward Island seven years, Missionary sent from Nova Scotia to Aneiteum for twenty-four years. When he landed in 1848, there were no Christians here, and when he left in 1872 there were no heathen.
We are all missionaries…Wherever we go, we either bring people nearer to Christ, or we repel them from Christ.