Missons Quotes

candle“I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light” — John Keith Falconer

“If ten men are carrying a log — nine of them on the little end and one at the heavy end — and you want to help, which end will you lift on?” — William Borden, as he reflected on the numbers of Christian workers in the U.S. as compared to those among unreached peoples in China

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed” — Hudson Taylor

“If I had 1,000 lives, I’d give them all for China” — Hudson Taylor

china“It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to China. With these facts before you and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home.”
- J. Hudson Taylor

“China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease-loving men and women … The stamp of men and women we need is such as will put Jesus, China, [and] souls first and foremost in everything and at every time—even life itself must be secondary.” –Hudson Taylor

“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

bible“To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.” — William Carey, who is called the father of modern missions

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God” — William Carey

“Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?” — William Carey

“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.” — Henry Martyn, missionary to India and Persia

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” — Jim Elliot, missionary martyr

villages“In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been” — Robert Moffat, missionary to Africa who inspired David Livingstone

“Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.” — C.T. Studd, missionary to China, India, and Africa

“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

“No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.” — Oswald J. Smith

“The mission of the church is missions” — Oswald J. Smith

“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” — Oswald J. Smith

“The command has been to ‘go,’ but we have stayed — in body, gifts, prayer and influence. He has asked us to be witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth … but 99% of Christians have kept puttering around in the homeland.” — Robert Savage, Latin American Mission

darkness“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.”
- John Keith-Falconer

“A tiny group of believers who have the gospel keep mumbling it over and over to themselves. Meanwhile, millions who have never heard it once fall into the flames of eternal hell without ever hearing the salvation story.”
- K.P. Yohannan

“Today five out of six non-Christians in our world have no hope unless missionaries come to them and plant the church among them.”
– David Bryant

broken-heart“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.” – Bob Pierce

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

“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

“Jesus calls us to dangerous places because He loves people who live in dangerous places.” -Kate Mc Cord, missionary

surrender“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, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.” -Betty Stams, missionary martyr