Monday, July 02, 2007

Missionary Determination

Here are two other related quotes from The Greatest Century of Missions.

“Missionary service demands dedication, determination and discipline – and these qualities are basically rejected by the television generation.” (p. 127)

“CMS Missionary at Uganda, Alexander Macay, when 27 years old, expressed the singleminded determination common to 19th century volunteers: ‘I want to remind the committee that within six months they will probably hear that one of us is dead. But . . . when that news comes, do not be cast down, but send someone else immediately to take the vacant place.’” (p. 128)
Brothers, we must teach, commend, and exemplify this spirit.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Oh, that we will foster this determination within our churches!

Ray Van Neste said...

Indeed!