Missions History: Samuel Zwemer

 

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. It is the key to the whole mission problem. All human means are secondary.” 

-Samuel Marinus Zwemer

In 1867, a Reformed Church pastor and his wife welcomed their thirteenth child. It was a son, and they named him Samuel. Just like the Biblical Samuel, his mother dedicated his life to the Lord’s work. As she placed tiny Samuel into his cradle, the mother whispered a prayer that he might someday become a missionary. Twenty-three years later, her prayers were answered when Samuel sailed for a foreign mission field. 

Here is the inspiring story of Samuel Marinus Zwemer. 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.