In asking this question, "Who is your hero? What qualities make this person so admirable to you?" I ask that you keep it at the human level. I also ask that you stick with explaining your own hero; not take potshots at others'. (Start a new topic, if you feel someone's hero is dangerous!) My heroes include: 1. Ann & Adoniram Judson; missionaries to Burma. They courageously made a stand against the denomination that sent them (based upon the Bible); knowing they could be stranded in a foreign country without support. Bravely they preached the Gospel in a land where the people were not just mildly indifferent or opposed to Christianity--but vicisouly opposed to Christ, His teachings & His followers! The Judsons' love, godly character and perseverance in Christ stirs me to walk closer to Jesus. The Burmese believers--mostly of the Karen tribe--today are still terribly persecuted under the Buddhist/Communist regime that runs the country. 2. Gladys Aylward; a British believer who went to China to spread the Gospel. She was consider-ed "too old" by the mission society she was trying to work with; as well as the fact that she was single. She served the needy in her own country, but felt compelled of the Lord to go to China. As she had no means nor support of man, she worked until she'd saved enough to go--and she went! God used her mightily and she brought the Gospel into parts of China that did not have much light. She also had an orphanage & hospital to minister to the people. Your turn!!