Missions History: John & Betty Stam

 

When the news about John and Betty Stam leaked out of China, it sent shock waves around the globe. The young missionary couple had only been in China two years before they were captured by the Communist Red Army. Their daughter, Helen Priscilla, was only 3 months old at the time. The brutality and atheism of the Communists were well known. What fate would they suffer at the hands of the Red Army?

What would happen to young missionaries John & Betty Stam?

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Missions History: Hudson Taylor

One June day in 1849, a seventeen-year old boy found himself bored, with nothing to do. He picked up a gospel tract to read, thinking, “There will be a story at the beginning and a sermon or moral at the close. I will take the former and leave the latter for those who like it.” But, as he read, he felt God’s Spirit tugging at his heart. After reading the tract, he chose to trust Christ as his personal Saviour. When his mother and sister heard the news, they rejoiced to see the answer to their prayers. 

This teenager’s name was James Hudson Taylor, and his life would never be the same. Nor would the lives of thousands of souls in China. Read more…



Take Up Your Cross: The Inspiring Life of Nabeel Qureshi

 
For most North American believers, their decision to accept Jesus as Saviour was not a costly one. While they had to swallow their pride and humble themselves, they weren’t going to lose their friends and family over it. They probably began attending a church like our church in Sydney Mines. Although they might face mild teasing or exclusion from certain social activities, they were in no danger of being disowned or losing their lives. However, those who come to faith in Christ from a Muslim background pay an extremely high cost. Often, they must give up everything they love, including their family.
 

Here is the story of one such believer, Nabeel Qureshi.