43 Quotes About Missions

  • "The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph."

    - Assorted Authors
    Topics: Missions, Prayer

  • "Every Christian a missionary; every non-Christian a mission-field."

    - Winkie Pratney
    Topics: Missions

  • "I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship and the whole world for my mission field."

    - John Wesley
    Topics: Fellowship, Missions, The Bible

  • "Had I cared for the comments of people, I should never have been a missionary."

    - Assorted Authors
    Topics: Evangelism, Missions

  • "I remember one who spoke on the missionary question one day saying, "The great question is not, 'Will not the heathen be saved if we do not send them the gospel?' but 'Are we saved ourselves if we do not send them the gospel?'"

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Missions, Salvation, The Gospel

  • "The only way the corporate Body of Christ will fulfill the mission Christ has given it is for individual Christians to have a vision for fulfilling that mission personally."

    - David Jeremiah
    Topics: Evangelism, Vision, Missions

  • "People who regard themselves as invalids rather than heroes will make excellent missionaries."

    - Daniel Fuller
    Topics: Missions

  • "The motto of every missionary, whether preacher, printer, or schoolmaster, ought to be "Devoted for life.""

    - Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Missions

  • "To the world at large this was a sad waste of five young lives. But God has His plan and purpose in all things... The prayers of the widows themselves are for the Aucas. We look forward to the day when these savages will join us in Christian praise. Plans were promptly formulated for continuing the work of the martyrs."

    - Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Missions

  • "Social responsibility becomes an aspect not of Christian mission only, but also of Christian conversion. It is impossible to be truly converted to God without being thereby converted to our neighbor."

    - John Stott
    Topics: Missions, Conversion, Responsibility

  • "The motto of every missionary, whether preacher, printer, or schoolmaster, ought to be "Devoted for life.""

    - Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Missions

  • "The mission of the Church is to seek and to save them that are lost."

    - James H. Aughey
    Topics: Evangelism, Missions

  • "Let methods be changed, therefore, if necessary, that prayer may be given its true place. Let there be days set apart for intercession; let the original purpose of the monthly concert of prayer for missions be given a larger place; let missionary prayer cycles be used by families and by individual Christians."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Prayer, Missions, Intercession

  • "I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world. Whether you can consent to see her departure to a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life? Whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this, for the sake of perishing immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall redound to her Savior from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?"

    - Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Romance, Missions

  • "We cannot all go to the foreign field. We must express our interest in those who have not had our opportunities by our gifts. Much of the service we render in our own land must be rendered in the same way. But when that is said, the fact still remains that there is nothing that will take the place of our hand-to-hand dealing with those who need us. We cannot perform all our charities by proxy. We must come in personal contact with those whom we would help."

    - Clovis G. Chappell
    Topics: Missions, Charity

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