Missionary Quotes 2
With Eternity's Values in View

Missionary Quotes 2 is the second page I've compiled of missionary sayings. I've organized these quotations topically to make them easier to use, for just as those who forget history are destined to repeat it, those who neglect Christian history may well come to the end of their lives with nothing to show for it. On the first page we covered their viewpoint regarding God's call and life's goals.

On this page, missionary quotes 2, we will cover their priorities and values, what they had to say about prayer, as well as a few of their written prayers. I trust these will bless your hearts as they have mine.

I've also written a third page compiled of quotes about life and living, and death and dying. You can explore it by clicking the previous link.

Missionary Quotes 2
Purpose in Living

C.T. Studd was a missionary to China in the 1800's. There are several of his quotes on Missionary Quotes 2

"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him." C.T.Studd Missionary to China

"Oh that I had a thousand lives and a thousand bodies! All of them should be devoted to no other employment but to preach Christ...I have not repented in becoming a missionary, and, should I die in the march and never enter the field of battle, all would be well." --Robert Moffat missionary to Africa

"This is strength; this is peace; to feel, in entering on every day, that all its duties and trials have been committed to the Lord Jesus --that, come what may, He will use us for his own glory and our real good." John Paton

"Expect great things from God' attempt great things for God" --William Carey Missionary to India

"We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God." --John Stott

"The prospects are as bright as the promises of God." --Adoniram Judson

"I had utterly abandoned myself to Him. Could any choice be as wonderful as His will? Could any place be safer than the center of His will? Did not he assure me by His very presence that His thoughts toward us are good, and not evil? Death to my own plans and desires was almost deliriously delightful. Everything was laid at His nail-scarred feet, life or death, health or illness, appreciation by others or misunderstanding, success or failure as measured by human standards. Only He himself mattered." -- V. Raymond Edman

"Life is pitiful, death so familiar, suffering and pain so common, yet I would not be anywhere else. Do not wish me out of this, or in any way seek to get me out, for I will not be got out while this trial is on. These are my people, God has given them to me, and I will live, or die, with them for Him, and His glory." --Gladys Aylward Missionary to China

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. --Amy Carmichael Missionary to India

"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, not out of theological arguments, but out of love." --Roland Allen

"No reserves. No retreats. No regrets." --William Borden

"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 Nocolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf

"God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him."--Hudson Taylor

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Values

"If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?" --David Livingstone

"If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life." --Hudson Taylor Missionary to China

"If you found a cure for cancer, wouldn't it be inconceivable to hide it from the rest of mankind? How much more inconceivable to keep silent the cure from the eternal wages of death?" --Dave Davidson

"Some wish to live withing the sound of Church or Chapel bell; I want to run a Rescue Shop within a yard of hell." --C.T. Studd

"God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him...

God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply." --Hudson Taylor

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Warnings

"I do not say, Don't play games or cricket and so forth. By all means play and enjoy them, giving thanks to Jesus for them. Only take care that games do not become an idol to you as they did to me. What good will it do to anybody in the next world to have been the best payer that ever has been? And then think of the difference between that and winning souls for Jesus." C.T.Studd

"If you play with temptation do not expect God will deliver you." -- Mary Slessor missionary to Africa

"Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all." -- Hudson Taylor

"An arm of flesh never brings power." May Slessor

"The concern for world evangelization is not something tacked on to a man's personal Christianity, which he may take or leave as he chooses. It is rooted in the character of the God who has comme to us in Christ Jesus. Thus, it can never be the province of a few enthusiasts, a sideline or a specialty of those who happen to have a bent that way. It is the distinctive mark of being a Christian." --James S. Stewart

"If you take missions out of the Bible, you won't have anything left but the covers." --Nina Gunter

"As we have a high old time this Christmas, may we who know Christ hear the cry of the damned as they hurtle headlong into the Christ-less night without ever a chance. May we be moved with compassion as our Lord was. May we shed tears of repentance for these we have failed to bring out of darkness. Beyond the smiling scenes of Bethlehem may we see the crushing agony of Golgotha." --Nate Saint, two weeks before he was martyred by the Aucas in Ecuador

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About Praying

"Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service --praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom." --Mary Slessor, Missionary to Africa

"No erudition, no purity of diction, no width of mental outlook, no flowers of eloquence, not grace of person can atone for lack of fire. Prayer ascends by fire. Flame gives prayer access as well as wings, acceptance as well as energy. There is no incense without fire; no prayer without flame. --E.M.Bounds

"Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down." --John Wesley

"Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work." --A.B. Simpson

"I believe it will only be known on the Last Day how much has been accomplished in missionary work by the prayers of earnest believers at home...I do earnestly covet a volume of prayer for my work -- but oh! for a volume of faith too. Will you give this? --James Fraser

"I have felt the impact of your prayer i these past weeks. I am certain now that nothing has had a more powerful influence on this life of mine than your prayers." --Jim Elliot

"Be much alone with God, and take time to get thoroughly acquainted. Converse over everything with Him. Unburden yourself wholly --every thought, feeling, which, plan, doubt - to Him...He wants not merely to be on good terms with you, but to be intimate." --Horatius Bonar

"...to pray in the Spirit, to speak words that reach and touch God, that affect and influence the powers of the unseen world--such praying, such speaking, depends entirely upon our hearing of God's voice." --Andrew Murray

"Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all pray." --R.A. Torrey

"In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God's work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer." --Dick Eastman

"In our lifetime, wouldn't it be sad if we spent more time washing dishes or swatting flies or mowing the yard or watching television than praying for world missions?" --Dave Davidson

"It is possible for the most obscure person ina church, with a heart right toward God, to exercise as much power for the evangelization of the world, as it is for those who stand in the most prominent positions. --John R. Mott

"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer." --Samuel Zwemer

"We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer." --Wesley Duewel, head of OMS International

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Prayers

Amy Charmichael gave her life in India to protect exploited women and children and reach them with the gospel.

"Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire.
Let me not sink to be a clod:
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God." --Amy Carmichael

"Lord I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept thy will for my life. I give myself, my life, my all, utterly to Thee to be Thine forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as Thou wilt, send me where Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever." --Betty Scott Stam Missionary to China Martyred in the 1930's

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Conclusions

Each category of quotations listed in missionary quotes 2 is far from an exhaustive listing of missionary quotes on the subject, but I trust you'll find enough sayings included in missionary quotes 2 to find yourself hooked on what they had to say.

I believe missionary quotes can be a tremendous source of encouragement, warning, and motivation for us as we seek to serve the Lord daily.

I intend to write one more page of missionary quotes in the near future. It will cover missionary quotes about dying and about life and living. After I finish, I'll link to it from this page as well.

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