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AMY CARMICHAEL

Born DECEMBER 16, 1867 It began with Preena. The 7-year-old girl fled the Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu, India in fear. She found Amy Carmichael, an English missionary. Hearing Preena’s story and learning the truth about female temple slaves gave Amy’s ministry new … Continue reading

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C. T. STUDD

Born DECEMBER 2, 1860 To some in England, the very thought of it was a social scandal. How could seven talented young men of wealth and influence set aside their social privilege to go to China as missionaries? Among the young men dubbed the “Cambridge … Continue reading

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WILLIAM CAREY

Born AUGUST 17, 1761 He’s the missionary known for saying, “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” While serving 40 years in India, William Carey never stopped expecting great things and never ceased attempting great things. Along the way, he … Continue reading

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HUDSON TAYLOR

Born MAY 21 , 1832 In his book China’s Spiritual Needs and Claims, Hudson Taylor made an observation using Jesus’ parable of the shepherd with 100 sheep. He said that instead of leaving the 99 to rescue the one lost sheep, “we stay at home with the … Continue reading

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GLADYS AYLWARD

Born FEBRUARY 24, 1902 The guard opened the gate and Gladys entered. A prisoner with an ax came running toward her. The  man had already murdered two fellow prisoners. The officials had sent Gladys to face him because she’d testified that God protected her. … Continue reading

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LOTTIE MOON

Born DECEMBER 12, 1840 Few missionaries have inspired so many to give so much. Lottie Moon survived extreme culture shock to present the gospel to the people of China and fought for fairer treatment of those sacrificially serving on the mission field. Lottie … Continue reading

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JOHN HYDE

Born NOVEMBER 9, 1865 A handful of Christians are remembered for their excep-tional prayer lives. One outstanding individual was an Illinois-born missionary to India. John Hyde’s prayer practices gained him the nickname “Praying Hyde.” STANDING IN THE GAP John and his older brother Edmund were the sons of a … Continue reading

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