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I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China…I don't know who it was…It must have been a man…a well- educated man. I don't know what happened.

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1 I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China…I don't know who it was…It must have been a man…a well- educated man. I don't know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn't willing…and God looked down…and saw Gladys Aylward…And God said - "Well, she's willing." Gladys Aylward British Protestant Christian missionary to China in the 1930s and 1940s. Her story was told in the book The Small Woman by Alan Burgess.

2 I have but one passion - it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ. Count Zinzindorf Founder of the Herrnbuter (Moravian Brethren).

3 While vast continents are shrouded in darkness…the burden of proof lies upon you to show that the circumstances in which God has placed you, were meant by God to keep you out of the foreign mission field. Ion Keith-Falconer Missionary and Arabic scholar to London in the 1800s.

4 God's work done in God's way, will never lack God's supplies. J. Hudson Taylor First missionary to the interior of China and the founder of the China Inland Mission.

5 He must increase, but I must decrease. John the Baptist

6 The Indian is making an amazing discovery, namely that Christianity and Jesus are not the same - that they may have Jesus without the system that has been built up around Him in the West. E. Stanley Jones 20th century Methodist Christian missionary and theologian to India.

7 The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian. I had not seen it in Japan where missions is younger. The church here is a "field full of wheat and tares. Amy Carmichael Christian missionary in India

8 I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel it would be truer to give prayer the first, second, and third places and teaching the fourth. James O. Fraser 20th century British Protestant Christian missionary to the Lisu people of China with the China Inland Mission.

9 What are we here for, to have a good time with Christians or to save sinners? Malla Moe Norwegian pioneer missionary to South Africa

10 The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner. William Cameron Townsend Stimulator of linguistic research among ethnic minorities and champion of their cultural dignity.

11 Two distinguishing marks of the early church were: 1) Poverty, and 2) Power. T.J. Bach Scandinavian Alliance Mission General Director

12 Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give. David Livingstone 1800s Scottish Presbyterian pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in central Africa.

13 From my many years experience I can unhesitatingly say that the cross bears those who bear the cross. Sadhu Sundar Singh Indian evangelist

14 Christians don't tell lies, they just go to church and sing them A.W. Tozer American pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, Bible conference speaker, and spiritual mentor.


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