JOHN HUNT’S 205th BIRTHDAY

 

John Hunt

John Hunt (1812-1848)

He’s one of many pioneer missionaries whose service for God is rarely recalled. John Hunt served in Fiji in the nineteenth-century. The violent culture that he and his wife Hannah ministered to promoted cannibalism.

No matter what he faced, John remained true to a favorite scripture passage— “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:3-4, NKJV).

John and Hannah suffered personal losses along the way but remained committed to introducing the gospel to those who needed it. Here are three highlights of John’s unwavering service to Fiji–

  • Translating the New Testament into the Fijian language.
  • Witnessing a spiritual awakening that turned repentant cannibals into Christians who loved their enemies.
  • Leading the queen of the island of Viwa to embrace Christianity.

Read the complete post of inspiring anecdotes here.

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About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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