Ann Judson…Quite a Lady!

Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Christian Marriage

Ann Hasseltine Judson (1789 – 1826) was one of the first female American foreign missionaries. She was a Bradford, Mass. native, teacher, and the wife of Andoiram Judson. “Two weeks after they married, the couple set out on a mission trip — first to India, then to Burma.

While her husband was imprisoned in Burma under suspicion of being a spy, Ann wrote stories of the struggles she faced on her own in the mission field. She included tragic descriptions of child marriages, female infanticide, and the trials of the Burmese women who had no rights except for those their husbands gave them.”

She died of smallpox in Burma, at age 37. ¹

Can you imagine the courage it took to head out, young, inexperience, and newly married and going to places that had no penicillin, air conditioning, or air travel and, for that fact, no car travel either!

Let us pray for one another that we would be brave in the days ahead regarding what the Lord Jesus has planned for us. May our eyes be squarely on Him and Him alone.

“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” (Psalms 31:24 ESV)

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A week ago, I announced that The Displaced Nation will be dedicating the month of November to exploring the displaced lives of those who travel the world to do good works on behalf of those less fortunate…

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