by Thomas C. Simcox,
from "Israel My Glory," Friends of Israel, September-October 2010
American who worked among Native Americans in the Northeast. Died at 29 of Tuberculosis. He said, "It is sweet to be nothing and less than nothing that Christ may be all in all." Johathan Edwards [the great preacher of repentance in Colonial days] preached his funeral and published his [now famous] diary.
2. WILLIAM CAREY
Called to India while teaching in England, he said, "Expect great things from God and attempt great things for God." Opened India to missions [and campaigned against and stopped the infamous Hindu practice of suttee, the burning of widows however young on pyres of deceased husbands]. On his deathbed he told a friend, "Say nothing about Dr. Carey. Speak about Dr. Carey's God. [He learned and translated the scriptures into many Indian languages, for he was a genius at linquistics and languages and Bible translation.].
3. ADONIRAM JUDSON
American Protestant who spent almost 40 years in Burma (Myanmar). Translated the Bible into Burmese, planted more than 100 churches, and led more than 8,000 to Christ. He preached the gospel, not anti-Buddhism.
4. ROBERT MURRY MCCHEYNE
Scottish pastor of whom it was said, "He preached with eternity stamped upon his brow." In 1830 he and two others visited the Holy Land to assess the Jewish people's condition under the Ottoman Turks. His church then began work to the Jewish people.
5. DAVID LIVINGSTONE
Scottish worker to the African interior. Also worked to end the slave trade. He said, "All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine book." Also, "Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!" He died on his knees, praying.
6. HUDSON TAYLOR
British founder of the China Inland Mission, now OMF. Spent 51 years in China. Brought more than 800 workers there, resulting in 18,000 Chinese coming to Christ. Founded 125 schools.
7. MARY SLESSOR
Scottish worker to the Efik people in Nigeria. By sharing Christ she ended cannibalism and the practice of killing twins at birth. She said, "Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service."
[See the true account we have of her on our TEW pages--Ed.]
8. JONATHAN GOFORTH
[He had the perfect name for a missionary, did he not?] Canadian evangelist to China and Korea. Led the 1908 Manchurian revival. He said, "I love those that thunder out the Word. The Christian world is in a dead sleep. Nothing but a loud voice can awaken them out of it." [Where are the Goforths today? The churches are in a dead sleep today, even deeper than his time!].
9. CHARLES THOMAS (C.T.) STUDD
British cricket player, one of the Cambridge University Seven called to China. Spent 10 years in China, six in India, 21 in Africa. Gave his vast fortune to missions. He said, "God has called me to go, and I will go." As he died, his final utterance was "Hallelujah!"
10. AMY CARMICHAEL
Irish worker to India for 55 years. Founded an orphanage to rescue children from forced prostitution that raised money for priests of false gods [and every religion is equal in New Age Religion, what about this practice by a religion? New Age religionists would look the other way, just as they look the other way at the suppression of women and minorities and the killing of gays and honor killings of morally suspect women in Islamic society today.--Ed.]. Inspired Jim and Elisabeth Elliot to be missionaries. She said, "You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."
11. ERIC LIDDELL
Scottish worker [the Scots seem to have a preponderance here on these pages of heroes and heroines of the Gospel!--Ed.] to China. Olympian made famous in "Chariots of Fire," Interned during World War II [by imperial Japanese forces in occupied China]. He refused release and died teaching the Bible to other prisoners, many of whom were children of missionaries with the China Inland Mission [forced out of mission fields by the Japanese and Communists alike]. [We have a review of a biography of him on our TEW pages.--Ed.]
12. JACK WYRTZEN
American evangelist and founder of Word of Life, which reaches youth through camps, Bible clubs, and Bible institutes around the world. He said, "I believe it is the responsibility of every generation to reach their generation for Christ."
13. SOPHIE MULLER
American worker to Columbia. Accepted the Lord when Jack Wyrtzen preached in New York City in the 1940s. Ministered 40 years with New Tribes, plantged more than 350 churches in the jungles, and led 35,000 to Christ.
14. JIM ELLIOT
American called to Ecuador to the Huaorani (Aucas). Martyred with Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, and pete Fleming. He said, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
15. RACHEL SAINT
American with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Ecuador. Sister of Nate Saint. Went to the Huaorani with Elisabeth Elliot, widow of Jim Elliot. Codified the language, remained there her entire life, and is buried with the tribe.
16. CHET BITTERMAN
American lingist with Wycliff Bible Translators. Was kidnapped and murdered in Columbia. Two years earlier he had written, "Perhaps God will call me to be martyred in His service in Columbia. I am willing."
Caption: "These are but a few of the men and women who willingly surrendered their lives, fortunes, and families to make Christ known to a lost and needy world. Some suffered hardship, some were martyred, but all would have said, "The love of Christ compels us." (2 Cor. 5: 14).