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A Chance To Die

10. September 2017

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“Amy Carmichael (1867 – 1951) was a small-village girl from a devout Presbyterian family in Northern Ireland (her father founded an evangelical church in Belfast). She was called first to work among the mill girls of Manchester and then overseas, finding her life-long vocation in India. Key achievement: In those days, Hindu priests kept “temple children” — mostly […]

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Half Man and Half Beast

9. September 2017

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“Betsey Stockton (c. 1798 – 1865) was a freed African-American slave who left domestic service to travel as America’s first single female missionary to Hawaii, then known as the Sandwich Islands. In fact, she went partly as a missionary and partly as a servant to one of the couples on the mission, the Reverend and […]

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Sorrow, Love, Faith, Loss… I’ve Been There.

8. September 2017

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“Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a […]

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But They Murdered My Family!

7. September 2017

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“Corrie ten Boom was the first licensed female watchmaker in the Netherlands. She learned the trade from her father, who was so fascinated by the craft that he often became so engrossed in his own work he would forget to charge customers for the services.” ¹ The Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. Some Jewish folks […]

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Burned at the Stake: His Time Had Come

6. September 2017

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It was in the early 1500’s. William Tyndale (1494-1536: Gloucestershire, England) listened to God rather than the domineering voice of man. You could receive the death penalty for just possessing an unlicensed possession of Scripture in English! Well, he believed that all people should be able to read and understand the Bible, not just the […]

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Ann Judson…Quite a Lady!

6. September 2017

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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 […]

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Nobel-Winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn

6. September 2017

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December 28, 1973 “a new book by the Nobel-winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn appeared in the Paris book markets. This book, too, was about prison--a documentary of the horrors of the Gulag Archipelago, Stalin's prison camps in central Asia, a system of inland "islands" which taken together would have been as big as the country of France. […]

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