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Below are quotes from Hudson Taylor’s autobiography, comprised of various journal entries and writings. Taylor is one of the most influential missionaries, and considered a father of modern missions. He went to China at a young age and faced countless barriers, persecution and obstacles, yet persisted faithfully by the power of the LORD.

If you are thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, there are several blessed lessons to learn from these examples who have given their whole life to the mission!

“My experience was that the less I spent on myself and the more I gave away, the fuller of happiness and blessing did my soul become. Unspeakable joy all the day long, and every day, was my happy experience.”

“And I will go! I may no longer doubt to give up friends, and idol hopes, And every tie that binds my heart. . . . Henceforth, then, it matters not, if storm or sunshine be my earthly lot, bitter or sweet my cup; I only pray, God, make me holy, And my spirit nerve for the stern hour of strife.”

― James Hudson Taylor, 

The Autobiography of Hudson Taylor: Missionary to China