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God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.
If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?
I'd rather be in the heart of Africa in the will of God, than on the throne of England, out of the will of God.
If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.
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.
There is one safe and happy place, and that is in the will of God.
I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.
Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!
I'll go anywhere as long as it's forward.
Christ alone can save the world, but Christ cannot save the world alone.
I am immortal till my work is accomplished
Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.
The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.
Fear God and work hard.
All I can say in my solitude is, May Heaven's rich blessing come down on every one - American, English, Turk - who will help to heal this open sore of the world.
I have found that I have no unusual endowments of intellect, but this day I resolve that I will be an uncommon Christian.
To be aroused in the dark by five feet of cold, green snake gliding over one's face is unpleasant.
Sympathy is no substitute for action.
I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ.
Death alone will put a stop to my effort!
God had only one Son, and He was a missionary.
All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book.
If we have not enough in our religion . . . to share it with all the world, it is doomed here at home.
This generation can only reach this generation.
I never made a sacrifice. Of this we ought not to talk when we remember the great sacrifice which he made who left His Father's throne on high to give Himself for us.
Cannot the love of Christ carry the missionary where the slave-trade carries the trader? I shall open up a path to the interior or perish.
I am willing to go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere-provided it be forward.
It is my desire to show my attachment to the cause of Him who died for me by devoting my life to His service.
Fastings and vigils without a special object in view are time run to waste.
Self-deception helps us deceive.
May the time come when rich men and great men would think it an honor to support whole stations of missionaries in Africa, instead of spending their money on hounds and horses.
In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die!
Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair.
If success attend me, grant me humility; If failure, resignation to Thy will.
Education has been given us from above for the purpose of bringing to the benighted the knowledge of the Saviour.
I will go anywhere, provided it is forward.
Oh, that I could dedicate my all to God. This is all the return I can make Him.
I have never ceased to rejoice that God has appointed me to such an office.
I view the end of the geographical feat as the beginning of the missionary enterprise.
God had an only Son and He made Him a missionary.
The islands above the falls are covered with foliage as beautiful as can be seen anywhere. Viewed from the mass of rock which overhangs the fall, the scenery was the loveliest I had seen.
He who died for us, and Whom we ought to copy, did more for us than we can do for any one else. He endured the contradiction of sinners. We should have grace to follow in His steps.
It is hard to work for years with pure motives, and all the time be looked upon by most of those to whom our lives are devoted as having some sinister object in view.
I will try and remember always to approach God in secret with as much reverence in speech, posture, and behavior as in public. Help me, Thou who knowest my frame and pitiest as a father his children.
It is far easier to travel than to write about it.
Anywhere, provided it be forward-- farther still farther into the night.
Men are immortal till their work is done.
Providence seems to call me to the regions beyond
I am a missionary, heart and soul.