Missions History: John Gibson Paton

 
In a poor Scottish home in the early 1800s, a father led his family in prayer. One of his sons would later write, “How much my father’s prayers impressed me…he poured out his whole soul with tears for the conversion of the heathen world to the service of Jesus, and for every personal and domestic need…As we rose from our knees, I used to look at the light on my father’s face…hoping that, in answer to his prayers, I might be privileged and prepared to carry the blessed gospel to some portion of the heathen world.”
 

This son was named John Gibson Paton, and God would answer his father’s prayers.

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Missions History: Charles Forman

 

If there is one verse that could sum up the life of missionary Charles Forman, it is this verse.

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)

Born to prosperous Kentucky landowners in 1821, Forman became one of the most influential Presbyterian missionaries in Pakistan and the founder of Forman Christian College. And, through his faithful work, countless Pakistani lives were impacted for Christ.  

Let’s take a closer look at the life and ministry of Charles William Forman.



Only One Life: The Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell

 

“In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.”

-Eric Liddell

 

Nicknamed the “Flying Scotsman,” Eric Liddell was one of the best known Christians of the 20th century. His stunning Olympic victory was showcased in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. (Some of the folks at our church in Sydney Mines have enjoyed watching this film.) But Eric’s greatest triumph was yet to come.

Here is the inspiring story of Eric Liddell.

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