Dr. Charles McCoy

Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by Sportster, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Sportster

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    Greetings:

    This is my first post, so I hope I've done it right without offending anyone.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows of any books about Dr. Charles McCoy - Missionary to India? I recently learned of him and found his story a great encouragement. However, I cannot seem to find any books about the man, his work, nothing. Any insight will be greatly appreciated!!!

    Blessings,

    Robert
     
  2. John of Japan

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    Hello, Sportster.

    Welcome to the Baptist Board. May you be blessed and be a blessing.

    I have heard of Charles McCoy, but can't find anything in my library on him, or any books on Amazon.com about him.

    Can you share more with us what you know?

    John of Japan, missionary
     
  3. Sportster

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    Hi John:

    Thanks for the welcome! I found your quote interesting, because one of my prayers is always, "Bless me Lord that I may be a blessing to others."

    Anyway, as for Dr. Charles McCoy, he was forced into retirement by the church (Baptist) hierarchy when he reached 72 years of age. He was never married, and accepted an invitation to go to India to preach at a friend’s church. When he got there, his friend decided to stay in the States, so Dr. McCoy stayed in India to be a missionary until he died at 88 years of age. That’s his story in a nutshell.

    I personally found his story a GREAT encouragement, so I want to learn more about the man. I’m getting a bit long in the tooth (not as old as Dr. McCoy) and have never married, so I was wondering if I was past it for the Lord’s work. But alas, this past week I have learned of others that have gone into the mission field when they were seemingly past it. I would be content to go if He sends me, but I want to be VERY sure it IS His will.

    Nevertheless, I appreciate you looking into this for me. I did find the transcript of the message I heard on “Wisdom for the Heart,” so I saved it for future reference.

    Blessings,

    Robert
     
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    That would make an interesting missionary biography to write if someone hasn't done it already. If they have I would like to read it.
     
  5. John of Japan

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    Yeah, I'd like to read one too. He sounds like a unique missionary. :jesus:
     
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    Yes he does sound like a man we could learn from. It is always inspiring to me to hear the story of people who don't let things get in the way of their service to God.


    Sportster you might want to stop into the Welcome forum and tell us a little about yourself.


    Bill :godisgood:
     
  7. Sportster

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    Me too!!! I've been searching the Net and have folks at church looking, but no one has found anything yet. There has to be something somewhere, because Stephen Davey used him in two of his messages.
     
  8. Sportster

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    That's an understatement. However, a fellow from our church went to the Phillipines recently to serve as a missionary, and he's in his mid 60's!!! I see how the Lord uses men like that and it gives me hope that He can still use me.
     
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    Amen, brother!!! I should hope to be found worthy enough to serve the Lord in such a way. You might want to look at my reply to John of Japan. I shared something with him about a fellow from our church.

    Thanks for the reminder. I'll be sure to leave something in the Welcome forum.
     
  10. John of Japan

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    If God is leading you, Robert, by all means come on out to the mission field, whatever your age! The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.

    As with Dr. McCoy, I think it is evident that God may call someone to a field for only a few years. Sometimes the door is only open for a short time. I just read where Cambodia has outlawed door to door evangelism. The door was open there for awhile, but seems to be closing now. (Our board still has missionaries there.)

    I am currently reading When Iron Gates Yield, the story of Geoffrey Bull, a missionary to Tibet for just a very short time right after WW2. He was then arrested by the Chinese communists and spent three very rough years in prison. But he was faithful to the call of God and was able to get the Gospel and/or Scripture portions into the hearts and hands of many Tibetans. (He later went to Borneo.) :type:

    Hey, I just found some excerpts from Bull's book at: http://www.crossroad.to/Excerpts/books/faith_under_fire/iron-gates.htm
    Also, you can hear him tell his story at: http://www.voicesforchrist.org/speakers/BullGeoffrey.html
     

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