Posts from April 2015

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Nate Saint (1923-1956)

by PHCC Editorial

His air-service ministry to isolated missionaries would eventually put him on a path of destiny that would end with four missionary friends in the jungles of Ecuador. Nate Saint was an ex US Airforce pilot who was involved with the Mission Aviation Fellowship almost from its start. In 1948 he and his wife went to […]

David Livingstone (1813-1873)

by PHCC Editorial

David Livingstone was born to a Christian family who lived at Blantyre, Scotland in 1813. As child he worked in a local mill during the day and went to school in the evening. He wanted to become a missionary and work in China. He qualified as a doctor of medicine to help with this ambition. […]

Eric Liddell (1902-1945)

by PHCC Editorial

Eric Liddell was born to missionary parents who served in northern China and his early years were in a London Missionary Society compound. His parents had been missionaries in Mongolia when the Boxer Rebellion had broken out. The Boxers were a group of people who wanted to kill all foreigners, especially missionaries. Two hundred missionaries […]

Adoniram Judson (1788-1850)

by PHCC Editorial

Adoniram Judson was born in Massachusetts in America in 1788. His father was a Congregationalist minister. Adinoram was an intelligent child, reading at an early age and studying theology as a child. He went to college when he was seventeen, a move which had a profound effect on his life. At college he was strongly […]

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951)

by PHCC Editorial

Amy Carmichael was born in North Ireland. When she was 18 her father died and the family went to Belfast where Amy became involved with mission work in Belfast itself. As a child Amy Carmichael had been strongly influenced by beggars and homeless children. She had organized groups within her church to help children, particularly […]

William Carey (1761-1834)

by PHCC Editorial

William Carey became a Baptist minister in England but his thoughts were on missionary work in India. In 1792 he persuaded the Baptists to start the Baptist Missionary Society and Carey was their first missionary. The start of this mission was a disaster. They were destitute, ridden with sickness and living in a shed next […]

Mary Slessor (1848-1915)

by PHCC Editorial

The early life of Mary Slessor in Scotland was horrific but fairly typical of the times. Her father was continually drunk and unable to hold down a job. The conditions that the family lived in were terrible and, at the age of eleven, she was working in awful conditions in a cotton mill. The one […]

Wellesley Bailey (1846-1937)

by PHCC Editorial

Bailey was born in 1846 in Ireland. He became a Christian shortly before he sailed to Australia ‘to make his fortune’. When he returned to Ireland, having failed in his ambition, he looked for something to do and travelled to India. He stayed at the home of a missionary and he became aware of the […]