Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Missions Quotations

    I spent a little time this evening reading quotes from different missionaries, and I thought I'd share some of them here.

    “The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.” -Henry Martyn

     “It is more important that you should know about the reverses than about the successes of the war. We shall have all eternity to celebrate the victories, but we have only the few hours before sunset in which to win them. We are not winning them as we should, because the fact of the reverses is so little realized, and the needed reinforcements are not forthcoming, as they would be in the position were thoroughly understood...So we have tried to tell you the truth the uninteresting, unromantic truth.”                                         -Amy Carmichael

    “God's command 'Go ye, and preach the gospel to every creature' was the categorical imperative. The question of personal safety was wholly irrelevant.” -Elizabeth Elliot

    "God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals who are willing to follow him."                    -Hudson Taylor

    And my personal favorite:

    "If ten men are carrying a log — nine of them on the little end and one at the heavy end — and you want to help, which end will you lift on?"             -William Borden


  1. I love these!! Especially the Elisabeth Elliot quote...

    1. Yeah, I thought they were pretty good. Glad you liked 'em!