Category Archives: Social change agent

HEARTS OF COMPASSION

(Some outstanding Christian leaders who’ve made a difference in helping the helpless) Compassion ministries have always been a hallmark of Christianity. Jesus told His initial followers to feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the naked, and visit those who were imprisoned and those who were … Continue reading

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BOB PIERCE

Born October 8, 1914 In the late 1940s, God changed Bob Pierce’s view of his place in the world. It began while he was on a preaching tour of Asia. One morning on an island off the coast of China, a female missionary came … Continue reading

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GEORGE MULLER

Born September 27, 1805 It was time for breakfast. One hundred and thirty orphans sat around the tables. When George began to pray, there was no food on the premises. He bowed his head and said, “Dear Father, we thank Thee for what Thou … Continue reading

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ROBERT RAIKES

Born September 14, 1735 Robert Raikes lived his entire life in Gloucester, England. He spent most of it in the family news-paper business. As a Christian, he used the Gloucester Journal to espouse social causes he believed in. His involvement in one of those areas … Continue reading

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WILLIAM BOOTH

Born APRIL 10, 1829 William Booth understood poverty. He had to quit school as a young teen to contribute to the family income. William was 14, working as an apprentice for a Nottingham, England pawnbroker when his father died. That increased the family’s … Continue reading

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WILLIAM WILBERFORCE

Born AUGUST 24, 1759 England’s great Christian reformer in Parliament felt weary from the long battle to stop his country’s slave trade. He carefully opened and read the creased letter he’d taken from his Bible. He let the words soak in: “Unless God has … Continue reading

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ELIZABETH FRY

Born MAY 21, 1780 God used Elizabeth Fry to pioneer prison reform, especially among women. She invested her life  showing Jesus to others less fortunate than herself. JESUS TO THE SLUMS Elizabeth Gurney was born in Norwich, England, to a nominal Quaker family. At … Continue reading

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