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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Missions History: John Geddie

 

“In accord with the Redeemer’s command and assured of His presence, we are going forth to those lands where Satan has established his dark domain. I know that suffering awaits me. But to bear the Redeemer’s yoke is an honor to one who has felt the Redeemer’s love.”

With these words, a man named John Geddie and his wife set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia in November 1846. Read more…