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.

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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At 50,000 Views— Top 5 L4G Posts

The Lights-4-God blog: short biographies of Christians God greatly used who’ve gone to their reward. That idea grew to be the stories of 77 men and women who were mostly missionaries, hymn writers, authors, and business leaders. At the recent … Continue reading

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WILLIAM CAREY’S 255th BIRTHDAY

Today is the birthday of William Carey, “The Father of Modern Missions.” At first, his superiors wouldn’t confirm his call. Nor the need to send missionaries at all. Driven to spread the gospel overseas, William preached and wrote about it … Continue reading

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