“Love is the root of missions; sacrifice is the fruit of missions.” —Roderick Davis, missionary to Kenya
“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” — Oswald J. Smith
“There is nothing in the world or the Church—except the church’s disobedience—to render the evangelization of the world in this generation an impossibility.” —Robert Speer, leader in Student Volunteer Movement
“The opportunities for using our financial resources to spread the gospel and strengthen the church all over the world are greater than they’ve ever been. As God raised up Esther for just such a time as hers, I’m convinced he’s going to raise us up, with all our wealth, to help fulfill the great commission….
“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” ― Samuel Zwemer, missionary to Muslims
“The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.” —David Livingstone, a missionary and pioneer to inland Africa.
“Depend on it. God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.” ―James Hudson Taylor, missionary to China and founder…
“God is asking us to focus on the principle of love. This is the only force powerful enough to propel us across the bridges of detachment and simplicity. Only love can draw us to reality in our handling of material things, and only love can prevent us from shipwrecking on the rocks of legalism in this…
“The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning.” ~ Emil Bruner ~ Emil bruner was a swiss theologian.
“Would that God would make hell so real to us that we cannot rest; heaven so real that we must have men there, Christ so real that our supreme motive and aim shall be to make the Man of Sorrows the Man of Joy by the conversion to him of many.” ~ Hudson Taylor ~…
No reserves. No retreats. No regrets.” ~ William Borden ~ william borden was a missionary to north china.
“There is nothing in the world or the Church – except the church’s disobedience – to render the evangelization of the world in this generation an impossibility.” ~ Robert Speer ~
“We should not ask, ‘What is wrong with the world?’ for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, ‘What happened to the salt and light?’” ~ John R. Stott ~
‘”Not called!’did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go…
“It is the sincere and deep conviction of my soul when I declare that if the Christian faith does not culminate and complete itself in the effort to make Christ known to all the world, that faith appears to me a thoroughly unreal and insignificant thing, destitute of power for the single life and incapable…
“If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king.” ~ Jordan Groom ~
“I cannot understand how any man or woman can believe in the Lord’s coming and not be a missionary, or at least committed to the work of missions with every power of his being.” ~ A.B. Simpson ~ A.B. Simpson was the founder of the christian missionary alliance.
“Prayer needs no passport, visa or work permit. There is no such thing as a “closed country” as far as prayer is concerned… much of the history of mission could be written in terms of God moving in response to persistent prayer.” ~ Stephan Gaukroger ~ stephen gaukroger is the director of the clarion trust…
“If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world.” ~ Charles Spurgeon ~
“We face a humanity that is too precious to neglect. We know a remedy for the ills of the world too wonderful to withhold. We have a Christ too glorious to hide. We have an adventure that is too thrilling to miss.” ~ Theodore Williams ~ Theodore williams was the founder and first general secretary of the…
“There are only three kinds of Christians when it comes to world missions: zealous goers, zealous senders, and disobedient.” ~ John Piper ~
“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, including those that are lost. It is the job of the church to explore the uttermost, to raise His banner, and to claim those lost souls of men for the Lord.” ~ David Bennett ~ David bennett is a missionary to brazil.
“If God’s love is for anybody anywhere, it’s for everybody everywhere.” ~ Edward Lawlor ~ Edward Lawlor is the General Superintendent of the Nazerene Church.
“If the church is to be missionary, she must be spiritual; and if the church is to be spiritual, she must be missionary.” ~ G. Campbell Morgan ~
“Mission is at the heart of the divine reality. It is the will of God and the Kingdom of God which are to be made known. Wherever we are, our purpose is not to propagate the Church as an end in itself, but to proclaim Christ as Lord of all life and as Saviour of…
“Mission is ultimately not a human response to human need. The Church’s involvement in mission is its privileged participation in the actions of the triune God.” ~ Tim Dearborn ~ tim dearborn serves with worldvision.
“Lack of world vision in any Christian produces a ‘pea-sized Christianity.’” ~ David Bryant ~
“I am a missionary, heart and soul. God had an only Son, and He was a missionary and a physician. A poor, poor imitation of Him I am, or wish to be. In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die.” ~ Dr. David Livingstone ~ Dr. David livingstone was a…
“God is not looking for men of great faith, only some common souls like you or me… willing to trust in His Great Faithfulness.” ~ Hudson Taylor ~ hudson taylor was a missionary to china and founder of china inland missions.
“In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer.” ~ Dick Eastman ~ Dick eastman is the international director of every home for christ.
“The command has been to “go,” but we have stayed – in body, gifts, prayer and influence. He has asked us to be witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth… but 99% of Christians have kept puttering around in the homeland.” ~ Robert Savage ~ robert savage was a missionary in colombia.
“If you take missions out of the Bible, there is little left but the covers.” ~ Nina Gunter ~ Nina gunter is the superintendent of the church of the nazerane.
“Away in foreign lands they wondered how Their simple words had power. At home the Christians, two or three, Had met to pray an hour. Yes, we are always wondering, wondering how – Because we do not see Someone – perhaps unknown and faraway – On bended knee.” ~ Anonymous ~
“What would we do about it if the 66,000 who die every day in unreached people groups were individuals trapped in a well?” ~ Phil Bogosian ~ Phil bogosian is the us director of us center of world mission.
“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Christ, the more missionary we become.” ~ Henry Martyn ~ Henry Martyn was a missionary to india and persia.
“Almost every page of the Gospel of John speaks of mission as sending, with regard to Jesus and with regard to us as well. Jesus did not come on His own, but His Father sent Him (John 8:42). He did not speak His own words but the words of the Father who sent Him (3:34;…
“Changes in my own heart occur as I work to see change in others. For me, missions teaches me that it’s never all about me.” ~ Jill Hekman ~
“If we are devoted to the cause of humanity, we shall soon be crushed and broken-hearted, for we shall often meet with more ingratitude from men than we would from a dog; but if our motive is love to God, no ingratitude can hinder us from serving our fellow men.” ~ Oswald Chambers ~
“How many there are… who imagine that because Jesus paid it all, they need pay nothing, forgetting that the prime object of their salvation was that they should follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in bringing back a lost world to God.” ~ Lottie Moon ~ Lottie moon was a missionary in china.
“We are given so few years on this earth, and there are so many good things that get in the way of the best things. We must live for eternity.” ~ Paul Washer ~
“Grant that we whose lot is cast in so goodly a heritage may strive together the more abundantly to extend to others that we so richly enjoy… to the fulfillment of Thy holy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” ~ Augustine ~
“Nail the colours to the mast! That is the right thing to do, and, therefore, that is what we must do, and do it now. What colours? The colours of Christ, the work He has given us to do – the evangelization of all the unevangelized.” ~ C.T. Studd ~ C.T. Studd was an English…
“The missionary heart: Care more than some think is wise. Risk more than some think is safe. Dream more than some think is practical. Expect more than some think is possible. I was called not to comfort or success but to obedience… There is no joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving him.” ~ Karen Watson…
“The country with the most rapid Christian expansion ever is China, where there are 10,000 new Christian converts every day.” ~ Barret and Johnson, World Christian Trends ~
“Every Christian in America has some minimal responsibility to get involved in helping the poor brethren in the church in other countries.” ~ K.P. Yohannan, Revolution In World Missions ~
“The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.” ~ C.S. Lewis ~
“A majority of Christians believe that supporting religious freedom should be either a high priority or the most important consideration in U.S. foreign policy.” ~ Open Doors USA ~
“True religion is like the smallpox. If you get it, you give it to others and it spreads.” ~ C.T. Studd ~ c.t. studd was a missionary in africa, china and india.
“If God wills the evangelization of the world, and you refuse to support missions, then you are opposed to the will of God.” ~ Oswald J. Smith ~
“Can anything exceed this in interest? Who can fail to see in the fact here recorded that it was the loving desire of the heart of God to reach every creature under heaven with the sweet story of His grace?” ~ C.H. Mackintosh ~