Category Archives: Missionary

JOHN HYDE

Born NOVEMBER 9, 1865 A handful of Christians are remembered for their excep-tional prayer lives. One outstanding individual was an Illinois-born missionary to India. John Hyde’s prayer practices gained him the nickname “Praying Hyde.” STANDING IN THE GAP John and his older brother Edmund were the sons of a … Continue reading

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JONATHAN EDWARDS

Born OCTOBER 5, 1703 He’s remembered for preaching the most famous sermon outside the Bible. He’s known as one of the driving forces of North America’s first Great Awakening. The thrust of his heart and mind dedicated to God had a profound … Continue reading

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ADONIRAM JUDSON

Born AUGUST 9, 1788 When the guards opened the door of the Burmese prison,  Adoniram hoped it meant his freedom from the sights, sounds, smells, and physical discomfort of the place. So far, he’d endured eleven months of torturous treatment. The guards … Continue reading

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PAUL BRAND

Born JULY 17, 1914 Missionary surgeon Paul Brand became a miracle worker to thousands of lepers in India. God used Dr. Brand to unlock the mysteries of how leprosy does and doesn’t work. Through reconstructive surgery (on about 3,000 patients) he made deformed … Continue reading

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JOHN HUNT

Born JUNE 13, 1812 The invading Fijian warriors stormed the village. They intended to wipe out its residents. But they felt restrained. They planned to kill all the natives and cast them into ovens to cook them for eating. However, they admitted, they couldn’t carry out their … Continue reading

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DAVID BRAINERD

Born APRIL 20, 1718 David Brainerd served God in the North American wilderness of the “1700s.” His life wasn’t easy. Yet he endured physical and emotional hardships to reach Native Americans with the gospel. His short, faithful ministry, preserved in the diary he kept, has inspired many. … Continue reading

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JAMES HEPBURN

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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