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January 27, 2014

On Mission: Jim Elliot Part III

shutterstock_125168081On January 8, 1956, after months of trying for peaceful contact, Operation Auca received word that people of the Auca tribe were headed to their camp and would arrive around 3:00pm. Since all initial meetings and contact had gone well, the men became excited at the chance to finally spread the Word of God. Read more »

On Mission: Jim Elliot Part II

shutterstock_124798357On February 21, 1952, Jim Elliot and Pete Fleming arrived in Ecuador with the intent to spread the Word of God to the Quichua people. He and Fleming were devoted to spreading the Word of God to all of the people of Ecuador, including the violent Auca. Within a few months of arriving in Ecuador, Elliot and Fleming moved to the Shandia mission station located along the Curaray River, closer to the Huaorani lands. Read more »

On Mission: Jim Elliot

shutterstock_124775275Jim Elliot’s efforts to spread the Word of God to people of native Ecuador would prove to break barriers for following missionaries. His sacrifice lead the way for missionaries to continue to help the people of indigenous Ecuador

Philip James “Jim” Elliot was born on October 8, 1927, in Portland, Oregon, to Fred and Clara Elliot. His father was a traveling preacher with the Plymouth Brethren evangelists; his mother was a chiropractor. Throughout his childhood, Jim was active in his church and studies. He viewed himself as a pacifist, finding non-violent ways to spread his views and message. Read more »

January 10, 2014

On Mission: Eric Liddell Part III

shutterstock_109477271 (1)In 1941, the British Government asked missionaries in China to return home due to the invading Japanese armies; however, Eric Liddell remained in China and moved to the poor province of Xiaozhang, where his brother Robert worked as a doctor.

Shortly after Eric arrived, Robert fell ill and had to take a furlough in Scotland. After he left, the Japanese army reached Xiaozhang, taking over the mission station. Eric Liddell was forced to return to Tianjin. In 1943, he was forced into Weihsien Internment Camp by Japanese armies. Read more »

January 7, 2014

On Mission: Eric Liddell Part II

shutterstock_106092920Eric Liddell shocked Olympic fans worldwide when he chose his faith over fame and opted out of his best event for the 1924 Paris Olympics. The 100-meter run was held on a Sunday; and as a devout Christian, Liddell would not run on that day. In addition, Liddell missed the 4 X 400-relay, causing the British team to come in third. Read more »

January 6, 2014

On Mission: Eric Liddell

shutterstock_106892996Eric Liddell gave up his fame as an Olympic champion to work in China as a missionary and spread the Word of God. From his Olympic career to his time in a Japanese internment camp, Liddell’s commitment to God was shown throughout his life.

Eric Henry Liddell was born January 16, 1902, in Tianjin in Northern China. His parents, Reverend and Mrs. James Dunlop Liddell, were Scottish missionaries stationed in China with the London Missionary Society. Eric had an older brother named Robert and a younger sister Jenny that lived with them in China. Read more »

January 4, 2014

On Mission: Amy Carmichael, Part 3

shutterstock_82064815Amy Carmichael founded Dohnavur Fellowship in 1901 to provide Hindu temple children and Devadasi (young girls used as temple prostitutes) a way to escape from forced service at Hindu temples. Amy knew the horrible perversions the children were subject to and felt it was her calling to save them.

The children were immediately drawn to Amy. She showed them a love and understanding they had never received. She looked after them and cared for them, and they called her “Amma,” which means “mother” in the Tamil language. Read more »

January 3, 2014

On Mission: Amy Carmichael, Part 2

shutterstock_124237600In 1895 Amy Carmichael left on a mission to Madras, India. Shortly after her arrival, she contracted Dengue Fever, a dangerous virus that causes a skin rash, joint pains, fever, and headaches. Amy was sent to the mission station in Bangalore, India, to recuperate.

In Bangalore, Amy became discouraged by the state of mission work. The churches were active but had little impact on the lives of the people. Amy saw the missionaries as being more concerned in keeping their own well-being than in bringing the people of India salvation. Read more »

December 23, 2013

On Mission: Amy Carmichael

shutterstock_131813297Amy Carmichael committed her life to rescuing the children of Southern India from forced Hindu temple service. She spent 55 years in Tamil Nadu, and her work helped thousands of children find sanctuary from corrupt Hindu traditions.

Amy Wilson Carmichael was born December 16, 1867, in Northern Ireland. She was the oldest of 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Her father was a mill owner, and her family was raised as devout Protestant Christians. Amy began attending Wesleyan Methodist boarding school and was baptized at age 13.  Read more »

December 8, 2013

On Mission: Hudson Taylor Part III

shutterstock_154228004In 1866 after more than 5 years living in England, Hudson Taylor returned to China and lead his wife, 4 children, and 16 missionaries from China Inland Mission to Shanghai. When they arrived, they were the largest group of missionaries to ever go to China. There they met with 5 other missionaries who were already stationed in China. Read more »

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