Missions Focus

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    I thought I would start a thread with quotes from my church's Sunday bulletins.I will quote from the "Missions Focus" section.

    When James Calvert (English,1813-1892)went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands,the ship captain tried to turn him back,saying,"You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages." To that,Calvert replied,"We died before we came here."
     
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    Good stuff Rip. I will be looking forward to other quotes!
     
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    He gave his heart to the Savior and perceived that the ambition to please God was more delightful than all the other forms of ambition.

    Adoniram Brown Judson (1836-1916) son of Adoniram,about his father.
     
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    While I have this day had the privilege of worshipping the true God in solemnity,I have been pained by the thoughts of those who have never heard the sound of the gospel.

    Adoniram Judson (1788-1850)Missionary to Burma (Myanmar)
     
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    wonderful!

    Wonderful quotes!
     
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    C.T. Studd (1860-1931) was an English missionary who faithfully served His Saviour in China,India,and Africa.His motto was : "If Jesus Christ is God and died for me,then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him."

    Some wish to live within the sound of Church or Chapel bell;I want to run a Rescue Shop within a yard of hell.
     
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    God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.

    Hudson Taylor,missionary to China
     
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    Douglas C. Percy, missionary to the Sudan:

    "Whatever you become in life, be available." Never forgot that.

    And, the president of TEAM Missions:

    "You take care of your spiritual relation, God will take care of your geographical location."

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    All things we know about Him make us trust Him in the things we do not know.

    I will place no value on anything I have or may possess,except in relation to the kingdom of Christ.

    David Livingstone (1813-1873)Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with London Missionary Society and explorer in central Africa.
     
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    Charles Thomas (C.T.)Studd (1860-1931)...

    ...was an English missionary who served the Lord in China,India,and Africa.He wrote this about the first soul he led to Jesus Christ: "I cannot tell you what joy it gave me to bring the first soul to the Lord Jesus Christ. I have tasted almost all the pleasures that this world can give. I do not suppose there is one that I have not experienced,but I can tell you that those pleasures were as nothing compared to the joy that the saving of that one soul gave me."
     
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    I think the deaths of the five young men killed by the Auca indians, and Jim Elliot's statement: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." had more affect on modern missions than any other statement. So many young people in the early 60's dedicated their lives to Christ and to Christian service based on this story.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Thanks for that Jim.I just quoted that in a live conversation last Sunday.Elizabeth Elliot's book:Through Gates Of Splendor is an inspiring read.
     
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    James Fraser (1886-1938) was only 22 years old when he abandoned a promising engineering career and went to China.At first sight of the Lisu tribes people of Yunnan province he felt an immediate affection for them.For the rest of his life he travelled on horseback over rugged mountains,laboring to bring the Lisu the good news of Christ.He wrote this in a letter home to his mother in England:

    I am feeling more and more that it is,after all,just the prayers of God's people that call down blessing upon the work,whether they are directly engaged in it or not.Paul may plant and Apollos water,but it is God who gives the increase;and this increase can be brought down from heaven by believing prayer,whether offered in China or in England ... If this is so,then Christians at home can do as much for foreign missions as those actually on the field ... What I covet more than anything else is earnest,believing prayer.

    -- From Mountain Rain by Eileen Fraser Crossman
     
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    The whole story of Elizabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint (sister of Nate Saint) and how they went to the Aucas, the very ones who killed the men, and ministered to their needs. From what I remember, all the tribe turned to Jesus Christ.

    I became a missionary-minded pastor through their influence. I did turn to home missions, but never made the final step to a foreign mission field. It is amazing how dynamic one's ministry becomes when the pastor becomes a missionary at heart.

    Another person who influenced me in this regard was Oswald J. Smith of the People's Church, Toronto. They sponsored over 100 missionaries.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Robert Morrison (1782-1834)...

    was the first Protestant missionary to China.He served in China for 27 years during which time he returned to his home country of England only one time.Shortly after his arrival in China someone asked him if he really thought he would have a spiritual impact among the Chinese.He replied,"No,but I expect God will."He labored seven years before the first Chinese convert came to Christ.Morrison compiled a Chinese dictionary and helped to translate the Bible into Chinese.He also founded the first Bible College.He is buried in Guangzhou,China.
     
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    The late Levison Muchunga,,,part of a talk at the Toronto Bible College, Toronto in the 60's:

    When Europeans get saved they raise the ceiling for contact with God. When Africans get saved they take out the walls as well to walk in the light.

    Levison died shortly after that talk.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Robert Moffat (1795-1883)...

    ...was a Scottish pioneer missionary to South Africa who arrived in Cape Town in 1817.He opened mission stations in the interior,translated the Bible into the language of the Bechuanas,and wrote two missionary books on South Africa:Labors and Scenes in South Africa and Rivers of Water in a Dry Place.His oldest daughter Mary,married David Livingstone.

    I have seen in the morning sun,the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been.

    We have all eternity to celebrate our victories,but only one short hour before sunset in which to win them.
     
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    When I get to China,I will have no claim on any one for anything. My claim will be alone in God and I must learn before I leave England to move men through God by prayer alone.

    -- J.Hudson Taylor,Missionary to China,1832-1905

    I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel it would be truer to give prayer the first,second and third places and teaching the fourth.

    -- J.O. Fraser,Missionary to China,1886-1938
     
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    All my friends are but one,but He is all sufficient.
    -- William Carey,1761-1834
    Pioneer Missionary to India

    All the resources of the Godhead are at our disposal.
    -- Jonathan Goforth, 1859-1936
    Missionary to China
     
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    The reported words of a young missionary facing execution in China during the Boxer Rebellion.....

    "Don't weep for me. I am dying for a great cause. What are you living for?"

    Can't remember the name.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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