Quotes on Missions

“Do not think that any work God gives you to do in the world is on too small a scale for you to do it.”—T. DeWitt Talmage

“I have seen, at different times, the smoke of a thousand villages—villages whose people are without Christ, without God, and without hope in the world.”—Robert Moffat

“I have but one passion—it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.”—Count Zinzindorf

“The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.”—William Townsend

“Today Christians spend more money on dog food than missions.”—Leonard Ravenhill

“Answering a student’s question, ‘Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?’ thus, ‘It is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved.”—Charles Spurgeon

“‘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 stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters, and servants and masters not to come there. And then look Christ in the face, whose mercy you have professed to obey, and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world.”—William Booth

“As long as I see anything to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!”—David Brainerd

“I care not where I go, or how I live, or what I endure so that I may save souls. When I sleep, I dream of them; when I awake, they are first in my thoughts.”—David Brainerd

“I will go down, if you will hold the ropes.”—William Carey

“People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa.... It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.”—David Livingstone

“Had I cared for the comments of people, I should never have been a missionary”—C. T. Studd

“How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.”—C. T. Studd

“You must GO forward on your knees.”—Hudson Taylor

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.”—Hudson Taylor

“There are three indispensable requirements for a missionary: 1. Patience; 2. Patience; 3. Patience.”—Hudson Taylor

“We often do not see the world as it is, we see it as we are.”—Unknown


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