Jonathan Goforth was a Canadian missionary to China who faced much difficulty mastering the Chinese language. He did not grow discouraged and persisted, and later became known for his language fluency. While we would not agree with all that he taught, his humility and reliance on God’s power is an example to us all.

“Brother, if you would enter that province,” Taylor wrote, “you must go forward on your knees.” Goforth did just that. Not a day passed but that circumstances and events caused him to recall his life text and to rely on its promise, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).

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