By Mary Vee
|Photo Courtesy While this is not|
a photo of Hudson Taylor,
it represents the heart of this
strong missionary who truly was
a man of prayer
There are many more stories.
Hearts that were changed and are now in heaven.
On-going missions in China continue the work of a man called to tell a nation the truth about a loving God.
At the time of Hudson's last breath, over eight hundred missionaries joined more than two thousand native pastors, evangelists in sharing God's love at over a thousand China Inland Mission stations and out stations.
In Taylor's life, seven and a half million dollars had been given to support missions in inland China.
As a result, thirty thousand Chinese men, women, and children became Christians through this ministry.
God called Hudson Taylor, a man of determination to get a job done, and sent him to China.
Not everyone is called to go to China.
God calls all of us to do work. He may have us stay in our hometown and be a witness in the neighborhood our whole lives or go somewhere else.
As this new year starts, consider talking with God. Ask Him what work He wants you to do. The job won't be easy, but with faith, the work can be done.
The result-God's smile and His words said to you-well done, good and faithful servant of mine.
Starting next week, January 5, 2015, we will journey with Amy Carmichael to India.
Research resources: J. Hudson Taylor, An Autobiography by J. Hudson Taylor; It is Not Death to Die, a new biography of Hudson Taylor by Jim Cromarty; Hudson Taylor Founder, China Inland Mission by Vance Christie; J. Hudson Taylor, A Man in Christ, by Roger Steer, and Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret by Dr.and Mrs. Howard Taylor