Because of the high mortality rate of Western missionaries, the interior of eastern Africa was once known as “The White Man’s Graveyard.” Diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and typhoid claimed so many victims, that most missionaries headed to this part of the world packed all their possessions in a coffin! Still they pressed on with a God given sense of urgency. In 1893, three such missionaries were Walter Gowans, Thomas Kent, and Roland Bingham. Within one year, Gowans and
"What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice?
Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams." ~ 1 Samuel 15:22 (When Samuel was taking to the disobedient King Saul) Count Nicolaus Ludwig Von Zinzendorf was born in present-day western Germany in 1700. He was the son of a high noble family, and his life was destined for much worldly greatness and wealth. In fact, at
"If you love me, you will obey me." ~ Jesus (John 14:15 NLT) While my wife and I have not fostered for a few years, we have fostered a total of 27 different children. The last of those two children were twin four year-old boys. Before they arrived, we were given quite a “rap sheet” on them. Some of the highlights included getting kicked out of their pre-school because they were "uncontrollable," being holy-terrors for their first foster family, throwing things, kicking, biti
"What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Obedience is far better than sacrifice." ~ 1 Samuel 15:22 Jacob DeShazer was a member of “Doolittle’s Raiders”—the famous elite flying unit chosen to engage in a daring air-raid of Japan shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II. Low on fuel after the bombing run, DeShazer and his fellow crewman were forced to parachute into China. There they were capt