Whatever is your best time in the day, give that to communion with God.”Hudson Taylor
This quote impacted me personally, so I wanted to share it with you.
About Hudson Taylor
James Hudson Taylor; 21 May 1832 – 3 June 1905) was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM, now OMF International). Taylor spent 51 years in China. The society that he began was responsible for bringing over 800 missionaries to the country who started 125 schools and directly resulted in 18,000 Christian conversions, as well as the establishment of more than 300 stations of work with more than 500 local helpers in all eighteen provinces.
Taylor was known for his sensitivity to Chinese culture and zeal for evangelism. He adopted wearing native Chinese clothing even though this was rare among missionaries of that time. Under his leadership, the CIM was singularly non-denominational in practice and accepted members from all Protestant groups, including individuals from the working class, and single women as well as multinational recruits. Primarily because of the CIM’s campaign against the opium trade, Taylor has been referred to as one of the most significant Europeans to visit China in the 19th century. Historian Ruth Tucker summarizes the theme of his life:
No other missionary in the nineteen centuries since the Apostle Paul has had a wider vision and has carried out a more systematized plan of evangelizing a broad geographical area than Hudson Taylor.
Taylor was able to preach in several varieties of Chinese, including Mandarin, Chaozhou, and the Wu dialects of Shanghai and Ningbo. The last of these he knew well enough to help prepare a colloquial edition of the New Testament written in it.
With Love, Cindy
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4 thoughts on “Quote of the Week, 11/2/22”
One of my most prized editions in my small library is the book about his life and the ministry of the China Inland Mission written by his son and daughter in law. Hudson Taylor is such a great example of the love of Jesus in action in practical terms. How we need more like him today!
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How true! His life story still inspires us today. Blessings, Pastor Pete!
I homeschooled my son all the way through age 2-17. We learned about the great missionaries of the past. Hudson Taylor was an amazing man! I just smiled ….reading about him again:)
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It’s so wonderful that you taught your son about the missionaries! They won’t get that in public school. Blessings, Sue!