Author Archives: William E. Richardson

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.

REMEMBERING C.S. LEWIS

    Clive Staples Lewis was born November 29, 1898.  I posted a biography of him five years ago today. The 1400-word overview covers seven major points of his life under the headings, “Teen Athiest,” “The Fox Hunt,” “New Purpose,” … Continue reading

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LILLIAN TRASHER

Born SEPTEMBER 27, 1887 Sacrificial missionary service has a way of inspiring people the world over. Just mention the name Lillian Trasher, known as “Mother of the Nile.” The church of God (Cleaveland, Tennessee) includes her in their history. The Assemblies … Continue reading

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JOHN HUNT’S 205th BIRTHDAY

  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 … Continue reading

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3 NEW MAY MINI-BIOS

AUDREY MIEIR (born May 12, 1916) December 25 fell on a Sunday that year. Inside a small, California church, children in bathrobes acted out the Christmas story. An organist softly accompanied them with carols. A solemn reverence filled the air. The … Continue reading

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HUDSON TAYLOR ARRIVES IN CHINA

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. … Continue reading

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QUOTES BY ALEXANDER WHYTE ON HIS 180TH BIRTHDAY

The Scottish preacher was one of the most eloquent of his day. Nobody preached about Bible characters with the flare that Alexander did. Here are a few quotes from Alexander Whyte about the people and the principles of scripture.   … Continue reading

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3 MEMORABLE, FEMALE MISSIONARIES BORN IN DECEMBER

Originally posted on Lights 4 God:
The faith commitments of three young women born between 1840 and 1867, each in December, eventually led to the transformation of thousands of lives in China, Africa, and India. Lottie Moon (Born DECEMBER 12, 1840) ? Lottie Moon (1840-1912) [PD-1923] Lottie’s name…

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