Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Judson on Short Term Missions

“How can we, who are devoted for life, cordially take to our hearts one who is a mere hireling?…I have seen the beginning, middle, and end of several limited term missionaries. They are all good for nothing. Though brilliant in an English pulpit, they are incompetent to any real missionary work. They come out for a few years, with the view of acquiring a stock of credit on which they may vegetate the rest of their days, in congenial climate of their native land…The motto of every missionary, whether preacher, printer, or schoolmaster, out to be ‘Devoted for life.’”

- From Adoniram Judson's biography, "To the Golden Shore"

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