Missionaries Quotes

God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him; He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it out of sheer love to Him... When people say they have had a call to foreign service, or to any particular sphere of work, they mean that their relationship to God has enabled them to realize what they can do for God.

Oswald Chambers

If God has fit you to be a missionary, I would not have you shrivel down to be a king.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach

Today Christians spend more money on dog food then missions.

Leonard Ravenhill

The more obstacles you have, the more opportunities there are for God to do something.

Clarence W. Jones

I pray that no missionary will ever be as lonely as I have been.

Lottie Moon

A missions conference is a church in a Business Meeting deciding the fate of the heathen.

Anonymous

The problem in missions is basically spiritual: we dont see the heathen, we dont hear their cry, we dont open our mouths, and we dont unfold our wallets.

WDB (Missionary to Brazil)

The church that does not evangelize will fossilize.

Oswald J. Smith

If every Christian is already considered a missionary, then all can stay put where they are, and nobody needs to get up and go anywhere to preach the gospel. But if our only concern is to witness where we are, how will people in unevangelized areas ever hear the gospel? The present uneven distribution of Christians and opportunities to hear the gospel of Christ will continue on unchanged.

C. Gordon Olson

I have seen, at different times, the smoke of a thousand villages --- villages whose people are without Christ, without God, and without hope in the world.

Robert Moffat

All the resources of the Godhead are at our disposal!

Jonathan Goforth

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

Jim Elliot

We are not over-loaded, we are under-burdened.

Anonymous

Lord, enable us to search our hearts and humble ourselves before Thee. Oh, for a closer walk with God, more faith, more sincerity, more earnestness, and more love. I must study more the Word of God. If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you. The Master said so, and His words are true.

A. M. Mackay

Exporting Church employees to Latin America masks a universal and unconscious fear of a new Church. North and South American authorities, differently motivated but equally fearful, become accomplices in maintaining a clerical and irrelevant Church. Sacralizing employees and property, this Church becomes progressively more blind to the possibilities of Sacralizing person and community.

Ivan Illich

People would have loved to have had contact with foreign missionaries in 1902. But it was real difficult to come back once you got there. Now you can go to a mission (trip) in Honduras and get back by the end of the month.

Jim Lewis

Just one life. This is all any one of us has to offer. How can it be used for the greatest glory of God and the greatest blessing to men? How can we be as useful as possible and as effective as possible as Christians?

Michael Griffiths

I detest converts almost as much as I do missionaries.

H.L. Mencken

As each Sister is to become a Co-Worker of Christ in the slums, each ought to understand what God and the Missionaries of Charity expect from her. Let Christ radiate and live his life in her and through her in the slums. Let the poor, seeing her, be drawn to Christ and invite him to enter their homes and their lives. Let the sick and suffering find in her a real angel of comfort and consolation. Let the little ones of the streets cling to her because she reminds them of him, the friend of the little ones.

Mother Teresa

The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience. He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison.

Paul Gauguin

In encouraging other young men to come out as missionaries, do use a word of caution. One wrong-headed, conscientiously-obstinate fellow would ruin us. Humble, quiet, persevering men; men of sound, sterling talents (though, perhaps, not brilliant), of decent accomplishments, and some natural aptitude to acquire a language; men of an amiable temper, willing to take the lowest place, to be the least of all and the servants of all; men who enjoy closet religion, who live near to God, and are willing to suffer all things for Christ's sake, without being proud of it, these are the men.

Adoniram Judson

We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country.

Pearl S. Buck

The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already.

Edward Abbey

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Updated On : August 23, 2011
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