On March 1, 1854, a driven young missionary set foot in Shanghai, China for the first time. For the next half-century, Hudson Taylor would demonstrate God’s love for the Chinese. Here are a few high points of his devoted life.
- He became a Christian after reading a gospel tract.
- In China, he identified with those he ministered to by dressing in local apparel.
- He worked as a medical missionary.
- He founded China Inland Mission and recruited other workers to join him.
- The first 20 years of CIM were an uphill climb, but the next 20 years reaped rich rewards.
- He influenced the call of other missionaries, most notably, C. T. Studd and Amy Carmichael.
- When he died in 1905, CIM consisted of 825 individual missionaries, serving in over 300 posts throughout China.
For the fuller story of Hudson Taylor’s life dedicated to reaching China, read here.