Missions History: Jonathan Goforth

 
Imagine this…a one-room schoolhouse at recess, when children rushed out the door to play in the warm sunshine. Yet one boy stayed behind. He loved to stand in front of the maps in the schoolroom. Studying each continent in each turn, he was fascinated with lands he had never seen. Was something stirring him, drawing him, to go “unto the uttermost parts of the earth” with the gospel of Christ? Time would tell.  
 

This boy’s name was Jonathan Goforth, and he would become one of the most influential Christian missionaries in twentieth-century China.



Missions History: Oswald J. Smith

 

“Oh, to realize that souls, precious, never dying souls, are perishing all around us, going out into the blackness of darkness and despair, eternally lost, and yet to feel no anguish, shed no tears, know no travail! How little we know of the compassion of Jesus!”

-Oswald J. Smith

In November 1889, a son was born to a telegraph operator and his wife in rural Ontario. As a youngster, he was responsible to light the signal lamps on either side of the railway station. Little did he dream that, someday, God would use him to blaze the light of the gospel across the globe. 

His name was Oswald J. Smith, and this is his remarkable story.

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Missions History: David Livingstone

“There is one safe and happy place, and that is in the will of God.”

-David Livingstone

From a small Scottish village to the heart of the African jungle, God called a young man named David Livingstone. He would become one of the best-known missionaries of the 19th century. Livingstone blazed a trail into regions of Africa where no white man had ever been, taking the light of the gospel into the darkness.
 

Here is the courageous story of David Livingstone.

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