Monthly Archives: March 2012


Born MARCH 31st, 1860 Wherever he went, the former gypsy Rodney Smith, had a dynamic preaching ministry. The pastor of a New York church wrote (and the church’s twenty-four board mem-bers signed): “We believe Gypsy Smith to be an evangelist, particularly called by God to … Continue reading

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Born MARCH 24, 1820 Frances Jane Crosby was only a few weeks old when a man posing as a doctor treated her for an eye infection, making her blind. Later, in her 50’s, someone described Fanny as “A blind lady whose eyes … Continue reading

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Born MARCH 13, 1815 On missionary James Hepburn’s 90th birthday, the emperor of Japan conferred upon him the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun. God had used James and his wife Clara during a transitional era in Japan’s history. As a result, few … Continue reading

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Born MARCH 7, 1825 It’s noteworthy when someone raised Jewish embraces Christianity. How much more so when that person — a scholarly individual— bridges both religions to bring the Bible to life for his fellow Christians. Alfred Edersheim did that very thing, … Continue reading

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Born MARCH 3, 1939 What does the Bible say about money? Plenty! When Larry Burkett did an in-depth study to get the facts, his findings led to an international ministry. A MIND FOR PRECISION Larry grew up in Florida, hardly … Continue reading

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