John G. Paton and the Death of a Young Boy

One of the great things about studying missionaries from the past is the treasury of public domain books to be had free online either at Archive.org or Google Books written by those very missionaries. Recently while reading John G. Paton’s autobiography, I was struck by an account from his years as an inner city missionaryContinue reading “John G. Paton and the Death of a Young Boy”

Hudson Taylor: Heart for the Lost

In 1861, J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) contracted a serious illness, forcing him to leave behind a fledging church of 21 believers in Ningpo, China, and return to England in hope of recovery. He had been laboring in the mission field for eight years, pressing beyond the coastal cities into the heart of China. Handing outContinue reading “Hudson Taylor: Heart for the Lost”

George Liele: The Church As Global Witness

(This is the first installment of Missionary Heroes, releasing later this year) In 1775, a young ordained Black preacher crossed the Georgia border into Aiken County, SC, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. On a plantation called Silver Bluff, a small group of slaves gathered regularly to hear the Word preached. It was the firstContinue reading “George Liele: The Church As Global Witness”