Charles & Martha Mault

When Christians read reports from nations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia some may wonder why missionaries have not reached out to the unreached long ago. We can easily operate on a false assumption that the current number of unreached and underserved is an indicator of the past failure of others to go and… Continue reading Charles & Martha Mault

Pearl S. Buck’s Insight into Missions and How She Came to It

Most people who know of Pearl S. Buck remember her as the author of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Good Earth. It was assigned reading for many Baby Boomers. The book was the Western world’s first accurate representation of life in China. Mrs. Buck was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature for “notable… Continue reading Pearl S. Buck’s Insight into Missions and How She Came to It

The First Protestant Missionary to Korea: Robert Jermain Thomas

Many Koreans visit the church Robert Jermain grew up in.

In the face of death, Robert Jermain Thomas remained faithful in his mission to share the Good News with people of Korea even though it was not open to the Gospel. Life as a Student As Robert grew up, his relationship with the Lord thrived, being the son of a preacher. At the age of… Continue reading The First Protestant Missionary to Korea: Robert Jermain Thomas

America’s Unheralded National Missionary: Francis Scott Key

Hardly an American alive does not know something about Francis Scott Key. Most know him as the writer of our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. Many may know that he wrote in while stranded on a ship in Baltimore harbor during the night-long attack on Fort McHenry, following which “our flag was still there!” Some… Continue reading America’s Unheralded National Missionary: Francis Scott Key

Adoniram Judson (1788 – 1850)

“There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after.” – Edward Judson, son of Adoniram Adoniram Judson likely would never be considered as the poster boy for promoting missionary work. He might be… Continue reading Adoniram Judson (1788 – 1850)

K. P. Yohannan

Dr. KP Yohannan has been crisscrossing the globe for the past 40 years, challenging the Body of Christ to discipleship. His call to a radical lifestyle—with an all-out commitment to Jesus—has left its impact on nearly every continent. To the Church caught up by the tidal waves of compromise and self-preservation, Yohannan’s life message is… Continue reading K. P. Yohannan

Nate Saint

“People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives … and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.” – Nate Saint His Early Life… Continue reading Nate Saint

Henry Martyn

Henry Martyn was a missionary to both India and Arabia between 1806-1812. Through his sharing of the Good News, many people were challenged in their thinking of Jesus. Early Life Henry Martyn was born on February 18, 1781 in Cornwell England. Henry was picked on at school and the teachers had to assign another student… Continue reading Henry Martyn

What Was the missions world like the last time the Cubs Won the World Series?

The year is 1908. The cubs are playing in the World Series, and they win the final game, making them the World Series champions. In the meantime, God is working through missionaries around the world to spread the Good News. After 108 years the Chicago Cubs have finally won, this time against the Cleveland Indians.… Continue reading What Was the missions world like the last time the Cubs Won the World Series?

David Brainerd

David Brainerd was dedicated to growing in holiness from the time he came to know Christ. He reached out to the Native Americans on the East Coast. Even though David died early, he left a legacy to all those who would come after him. Early Life David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in… Continue reading David Brainerd

Rev. Richard Wurmbrand: Voice for the Persecuted

Introduction Richard Wurmbrand was imprisoned and tortured for 14 long years in a Communist Romanian prison. After his release to the United States, he was the voice of persecuted Christians around the world. Early Life Richard was born in 1909 to a Jewish background family. Richard was a militant atheist who opposed all religions. Despite… Continue reading Rev. Richard Wurmbrand: Voice for the Persecuted

John Wesley

John Wesley was the co-founder of Methodism along with his brother, Charles. John rode thousands and thousands of miles around England on horseback in order to spread the Good News to the common people. John Wesley and the rest of the English crew were afraid of the storm on the open seas. John Wesley was… Continue reading John Wesley

John G. Paton: A Missionary of Courage

Introduction John Paton was a man of courage. Like his father before him, John Paton was strong in his faith and worked among the cannibals of the New Hebrides, which is the modern nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. Early Life John Paton was born in 1824 in Scotland. His father was devoted… Continue reading John G. Paton: A Missionary of Courage

Brother Andrew

Picture of Brother Andrew, courtesy of Open Doors USA.

Introduction Brother Andrew’s real name is Andy van der Bijl. Brother Andrew lived for adventure. When he was younger, he never knew of the adventures he would be having as an adult. Never in a million years, would Brother Andrew think he was going to smuggle Bibles into a restricted country behind the Iron Curtain.… Continue reading Brother Andrew

Gladys Alyward

Introduction Gladys Alyward, standing at 4’10” was a small woman who did extraordinary things with God’s strength. Aylward was a determined woman. The China Inland Missions thought she was too old and would be unable to learn Chinese, but, Alyward would be a missionary to China no matter what anyone else said. No one would… Continue reading Gladys Alyward

Hudson Taylor

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” – Hudson Taylor Early Life of Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor was born in Yorkshire, England on May 21, 1832. His father was a chemist and Methodist lay minister. Hudson was dedicated to reaching China with the Good News… Continue reading Hudson Taylor

Mary Slessor

“O God! Old and feeble and unworthy as I am, help me to win them.” – Mary Slessor Early Life Mary Slessor was born in Scotland in 1848. Her mother was a Christian. She knew God worked through prayer, so she spent hours praying. Mary’s mother was praying her son, Robert would become a missionary.… Continue reading Mary Slessor

David Livingstone

Early Life Livingstone was born in a small town in Scotland on March 19, 1813. As a child in school, he had a great interest in science, which eventually led him to being a medical doctor. In 1832, Livingstone read a book about the need for medical doctors in China, and from this day on,… Continue reading David Livingstone

Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael was born in Ireland on December 16, 1867. As a young girl, she would often pray for her brown eyes to turn blue so she could fit in with everyone else.

William Carey

Carey was born in England in 1761. As a young adult, Carey was a cobbler. During this time, he started studying the Bible. While going through the Bible, he became convinced that the heart of God is to reach the lost.

William Cameron Townsend

“Understanding Scripture in a language other than the heart language in which we think and experience emotion is “like trying to eat soup with a fork. You can get a little taste, but you cannot get nourished.” ― William Cameron Townsend Townsend was passing out Spanish Bibles. One day, a Cakchiquel Indian came up and… Continue reading William Cameron Townsend